Tracy DeWitt Hill, born August, 10th 1970, passed from this life on December 21st, 2017.
Tracy graduated from Berea Community High School in 1988, and attended the University of Kentucky. Later she graduated from Kaufman Beauty School in Lexington, and went on to become an instructor. Tracy made a career shift to technology beginning at Berea Community School where she was the Technology Coordinator. Eventually, she joined Extreme Networks where she orchestrated the K-12 sales team and helped bring technological advancement to school systems all across the country.
Tracy was the proud mother to three sons. Christopher, age 26, lives in Bellingham, Washington and is the Theatrical Technical Director and Production Manager at Western Washington University. Baylor, age 16, is a junior at Berea Community High School and kept Tracy busy at the football field. Jonah, age 9, kept her busy with his music lessons, acting, friends and activities. Tracy’s husband of 19 years, Darryl, is a special education teacher at Berea Community High School. The two met at college and married a few years later.
Family dedication was central to Tracy’s life. She was happiest when taking care of her family and loved cooking dinner every night. She was a daily part of her parent’s life because they had fun and worked well together, whether they were changing the belts on the lawnmower or shopping for everything under the sun. Many would describe Tracy as generous and caring as demonstrated by the way she cared for her father-in-law in their home to the end of his life. Westside Baptist Church was home to Tracy and her family and one way she supported the church was as AV services volunteer.
Tracy was well loved and has lifelong friends who will miss her smile and laughter. She was a supportive sister and friend. She was a frequent blood donor, loved to read, dance and travel and could quote “Friends” unfailingly. Her beauty and strength, inside and out, will always be an inspiration to those who knew her. Tracy will continue to bless others through the gift of organ donation.
A memorial service will take place on December 27, 2017 at 7 pm at Westside Baptist Church in Berea. The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm also at the church.
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Tracy can be made to The Family Resource Center 3 Pirate Parkway, Berea, KY 40403 or Westside Baptist Church for Audio Visual equipment.
Doris Jean Warrick
Doris Jean Ritchie Warrick, age 72, wife of Terry Warrick died Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Continuing Care Hospital Baptist Health-Corbin.
Mrs. Warrick was homemaker and of the Christian faith. She loved caring for her grandchildren, and great grandchildren and spending time with friends.
Mrs. Warrick was preceded in death by her parents, George Gill and Anna Jean Ritchie Gill, a daughter, Diana Warrick also preceded her.
Other than her husband she is survived by two grandchildren, Keisha Warrick and Paul M. Warrick, Three great grandchildren, Tylon A.J. Warrick, Caleb Payne, and Emma Payne. Two brothers, and three sisters, Bobby Gill, and Mike Gill both of Nicholasville, KY., Marie Dunlap, Pat Krase, and Brenda Smith all of Lexington Ky.
She will be buried at the Lexington Cemetery.
Linda Sue Cope
Linda Sue Cope, age 54, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 in Rockcastle County. She was born January 17, 1963 in Franklin, Ohio to the late James D. and Martha S. Cope.
Linda loved to dance, loved helping people, and was an avid Elvis Presley fan.
Linda is survived by her life long companion Ricky Griffin, her son Brad Griffin and his wife Sarah Griffin, step daughter Melanie Chase and her friend Daniel Shore, three brothers, Mike Cope, David Cope, Shorty Cope, and his wife Bobbie Jo, one sister, Brenda Spires, special niece Heather Griffin, special nephew, Jerry Griffin, special granny Nanna Griffin, three grandchildren, Jordan Tyler Griffin, Sierra Griffin, Jessica Phillips, one great grandchild, Sebastian Alexander Hutchins, and best friend Sandy French. Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, and Nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be 2:00PM Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Cecil Burns officiating. Burial will follow in the Scaffold Cane Cemetery in Rockcastle County. Visitation will be 5-9PM Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Dallas Cope, David Cope, Shorty Cope, Mike Cope, Jaybob Cope, and Tim Crabtree.
Patricia Jane Renfro Lake, age 64 of Cartersville, passed away at her home on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Patricia was born in Berea to Vera Meadows Renfro and the late Harold Renfro.
She retired from the Berea Board of Education as an assistant to the Superintendent. She was also a member of the White Lick Baptist Church.
In addition to her mother she is also survived by her children, Michelle Thrush, William (Trina) Lake, and Erin Lake Buenaventura; three sisters Brenda (Gerald) Robinson, Linda (Wendell) Farmer and Debbie (Steve) Gabbard; five grandchildren, Jessica Crowe, Emily Bray, Ashlyn Murphy, Anna Kate Murphy, and Audrey Murphy; three great grandchildren, Aria Crowe, Noah Crowe and Chance Crowe.
Funeral services will be 1pm, Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Pastor Josh Chasteen officiating. Burial will follow in the Robinson Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11am-1pm at the funeral home.
Active pallbearers will be Eddie Wilmot, Joe Lake, Bill Smallwood, Randy Ash, Brian Davis, and Marvin Renfro. Honorary pallbearer will be Mike Hogg.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heritage Hospice of Danville of the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer foundation.
Billy Glenn Powell
Billy Glenn Powell age 52, husband of Tammy Bicknell Powell, died Tuesday Dec. 19, 2017. Billy was born in Madison County to Orville and Delores Reed Powell.
Billy was employed at Bluegrass Army Depot, and was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. Billy loved to listen and play music, he loved his animals and pets and especially his dog Bella.
Billy is survived by his parents Orville and Delores Powell, his wife Tammy Powell, his brother Orville Ray (Suzanne) Powell, his sisters Sharon Powell and Carol (Johnny) McCollum, his special nephew Paul Powell and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Friday Dec. 22, 2017 at 12 noon at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Rev. Randy McPherron and Rev. Kenny Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday Dec. 21, 2017 from 6-9 pm at the Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Junior Powell, David Johnson, Matthew Jewell, Matt Powell, Jason Powell, David McCollum and Nick Lester, honorary pallbearers are employees of the Bluegrass Army Depot.
Lucile C. Douglas
Lucile C. Douglas, 95, of Richmond, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 at Baptist Health – Richmond. Born September 6, 1922, in Richmond, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Bruce Cox, Sr., and Minnie Whitt Cox, both of whom preceded her in death.
She was a retired employee of the physical therapy department of Pattie A. Clay Hospital, and the former Pope Hospital of Richmond and of the Methodist faith. She enjoyed fishing and crocheting but most of all she lived for her family and church.
She is survived by one son, Isaac “Ike” Douglas, Jr. (Regina Rollins Douglas); two daughters, Connie Parker (Steve) and Deborah Johnson (Noah), all of Richmond; one brother, Bruce Cox, Jr. (Anita) and a son-in-law, James Morgan.
She also leaves six grandchildren, Jeff Tussey (Eileen) of Gaylord, Michigan, Rusty Smith (Angie) of Wilmington, Delaware, Scott Douglas of Berea, Jonathan Smith (Nikki) of Lexington, granddaughter, Jennifer Tussey Hisle of Richmond, and Curtis Johnson (Kristeena) of Richmond; as well as, eight great-grandchildren, Reese Tussey, Chandler Dudek, Stone Tussey, Sierra Hisle, Jake Rowland, Regan Douglas, Gabriel Smith, and Colton Smith.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Imogene Morgan, one brother, Lemuel Cox and one sister, Virginia Norris.
Funeral service for Mrs. Douglas will be held at 4:00 PM Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Dr. Virgil Grant officiating. Burial will follow at Flatwoods Cemetery in Waco. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM until service on time on Thursday at the Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Jeff Tussey, Scott Douglas, Jon Smith, Rusty Smith, Jennifer Hisle and Curtis Johnson. Honorary Pallbearer will be Joe Norris.
Thelma Irene Croley Frazier, 89, widow of the late Clyde Frazier, died on Monday, December 18, 2017 at her home in Williamsburg, Kentucky. Surrounded by her children and those who loved her most, she peacefully stepped into the loving arms of her Kind Shepherd—Jesus! Born on November 8, 1928 in Weeksbury, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late William Jennings and Myrtle Rose Croley.
She retired from American Greetings Corporation. She was a devoted follower of Jesus, evidence in the kindness and love she extended to everyone she met. Irene was a gifted hostess, cook, gardener, decorator, and she enjoyed quilting, crocheting, sewing and singing. She was gifted with children, animals and anything that needed to be loved…everyone was always welcome in her home!
She was the loving mother of Eddie Frazier (Bonnie), the late Judy Angel (Doug), Patricia “Patty” Meadors (Curt), the late Carl Frazier (Leticia), Jack Frazier (Suzanne), all of Williamsburg, Linda Junker (Daniel) of Corbin, Donna Floyd (Burton) of Williamsburg, Michael Frazier (Cheryl) of Savannah, GA, and Lisa Osborne (Bill) of Carrollton; Loved by two sisters, Retha Croley and Joanne Lay; two brothers, J.P. and Roy Croley. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Eva Owens and four brothers, R.C. and Floyd Croley, and Arthur and Archie Croley.
She will be missed by her grandchildren, Jeffrey Frazier (Tonya); Christy Moses (Scott); Richard Frazier (Laura); Brent Angel (Bianica); Christopher Angel (Trisha); Elizabeth Meadors; Jodee Price (Adam); Thomas Frazier (Heather); Dana Junker; Niki White (Craig); Mark Kerris (Casey); Brian Buck (Crystal); Robert Floyd (Katy); Nathan Floyd (Stephanie); B.R. Floyd; Andrew (Skyler); Benjamin Frazier; Sarah Mahoney (Tanner); Bradley Osborne; and Katie Rae Osborne. Irene also leaves15 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral service for Irene will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 12:00 noon at Croley Funeral Home in Williamsburg, with Rev. Michael Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in the Croley Addition, Highland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 20, 2017 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon at the Funeral Home.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society
Edith Mae Sparks
Edith Mae Neal Sparks, 82, of Richmond, was promoted to her heavenly home Friday, December 22, 2017. She was born on October 17, 1935 in Estill County in Irvine, Ky., to Earl and Mary Neal.
She was loved and cherished by her family. She had a very generous and giving heart. Her most favorite thing to do was shop. We dare to say the stores were excited when they saw her in the parking lot.
She is survived by four daughters, Marilyn (James) Williams, Audrey Sue (Paul) Lewis, Ramona Earlene (aka Bones) Kane and Karen (Dr. Richard) Steinhauser; six grandchildren, including Brian (Tonya) Lewis, Brad (Amanda) Hall, Jason Sparks, Elijah Sparks, Jessica (Timothy) Akers; seven great-grandchildren, including Eli & Everleigh Lewis, Summer Akers and Braden Hall.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Sparks; her parents, two brothers, Kenny and Arthur Neal and one sister, Barbara Hale.
Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home and after 10 AM Wednesday at Victory World Outreach Center. A Homegoing Celebration of her life will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Victory World Outreach Center in Richmond, Ky. with Rev. Chris Holman officiating. Burial will follow in Madison Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Elijah Sparks, Brad Hall, Brian Lewis, Timothy Akers, Garry Sparks and Daniel Burns.
O’Della Hall Flanagan, 92, of Richmond, passed away on Thursday evening, December 21, 2017, at the Baptist Health Hospital – Richmond. She was born on September 21, 1925 in Madison County to the late William G. and Anna Sparks Hall.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal Faith.
Survivors include: her children, John E. Kelley, Lonnie R. Kelley, Peggy A. Barnes, and Connie French Laws (Marlin); 8 grandchildren, including two special granddaughters, Sherri Portwood and Shawna Smith; 10 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; as well as a host of extended family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Edgar Kelley and Jack Flanagan; one son, Jack Flanagan, Jr.; three brothers, Albert, Raymond and John W. Hall.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 AM on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Owen Moody officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from5-9 PM on Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be: Sean Buckler, Matt Buckler, Marlin Laws, Tommy Buckler, Lonnie Kelley, Jr., and David Flanagan III.
Norman Farrell Thomas
Norman Farrell Thomas, 81, of Richmond, passed away Thursday morning, December 21, 2017. Mr. Thomas, the son of the late Roscoe Clark Thomas and Laoma Richardson Thomas, was born on March 3, 1936 in Estill County, Kentucky.
He first retired with 45 years of service, as a Pressman for The Richmond Register. Later he worked for and retired from The Madison County Extension Service.
Survivors include his wife: Betty Mae Harris Thomas; one daughter: Norma Faye Thomas-Stocker (Perry); one son: Ricky Lee Thomas (Angela); three grandchildren: Alex Lauren-Alyn Stocker, Kaitlyn Grace Thomas and Morgan Faith Thomas; one great-grandchild: Channing Harper Vance; one brother: Lowell Thomas (Rene) and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister: Carol Thomas.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, December 23, 2017 at The First Baptist Church, 425 Eastern Bypass, Richmond, with Pastor Bill Fort officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 12:00 Noon Saturday at the church. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
James David Winkler
James David “Jay Dee” Winkler, 24, of Richmond passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Baptist Health – Louisville. Jay Dee was born in Madison County on November 9, 1993.
He attended Madison Central High School and loved skate boarding and being outdoors. Playing and writing music was a passion and he loved spending time with his family.
Jay Dee is survived by his daughter: Skylnn Winkler; his father and step-mother: Jesse Neal and Jennifer Winkler; his mother: Marcy Lynn Winkler; his fiancée: Charlie Beth Cheeks; four brothers: Mikey Winkler (Kimberly), Joshua Winkler (Geneieann Wagoner), Billy Mosier (Amber) and Maynard Bailey; three sisters: Jessica Winkler (Emmanuel Pugh), Kaitlynn Hicks (Chris) and Brooke Hicks (Matthew); his maternal grandmother: Vickie Richie; his granny and grandpa: Karen Hale and Lynn Bowman; his Popa: Victor Stafford; his great grandfather: Leverl Bowman and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Alvis and Christine Winkler and his maternal grandfathers: Timmy Whitaker and Thomas Richie.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:30 PM Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Tate and Bro. Greg Hackworth officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11:30 A.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be his sibling, as well as, Matthew Turner, Kimberly Carpenter and Michael Hale.
James “Pony” Cowan, 81, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Baptist Health – Richmond. Mr. Cowan, the son of the late Harvey Cowan and June Barrett Cowan, was born April 8, 1936 in Doyles Branch, Clay County, Kentucky.
He retired from Westinghouse / Phillips Lighting. He enjoyed golfing, going to the YMCA and horse racing. Crappie fishing at Okeechobee and playing gin with his friends at East Main were among his past times. He was member of Eastside Community Church and a U.S. Air Force Veteran.
On April 27, 1963 Mr. Cowan united in marriage to Josephine Wooten Cowan who preceded him in death on February 10, 2014
Survivors include: his son: James Cowan and wife Mary Beth of Nicholasville and his daughter: Loretta Parke and husband Doug of Richmond; two brothers: Pearl Cowan and Joe Cowan; his sister: Lois Durbin; four grandchildren: Gary Cowan, Letitia Daugherty and husband Joey, Jakob Cowan and Mallory Cowan and three great grandchildren: Conor Daughterty, Eli Daugherty and Sidney Wormley.
Mr. Cowan was also preceded in death by two brothers: Jackie Cowan and Leon Cowan and two sisters: Glenna Cowan and Sandra Cowan.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Dr. Virgil Grant officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.
His friends at East Main will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.
Fred G. Brown
Mr. Fred G. Brown, 75, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at his home. Mr. Brown, the son of William Lee Brown and Marie Seals Brown, was born in Madison County on June 21, 1942.
He retired from Holiday Inn in Richmond after many years of service. He loved spending time with his grandson, Aidan. On July 22, 1982, Mr. Brown united in marriage to Gladys Marie Burton Brown who survives.
Other survivors include: two daughters: Sandra Adkins and Tabitha Powell and husband Randall all of Richmond; one brother: Wilburn Brown; his sister: Marilyn Miller and his grandson, Aidan Adkins.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Arthur Brown, William Lloyd Brown and Carl Brown and four sisters: Rose Brown, Geneva Peel, Dorothy Brown and Lucy Brown.
Graveside Services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, December 23, 2017 at the Richmond Cemetery. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
Richard Darrell Lainhart
Richard Darrell Lainhart, 78, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 at his home. He was born on December 26, 1938 in Estill County, the son of the late Elmer and Ora Richardson Lainhart.
He was a farmer, a retired employee of IBM and was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include his daughter: Lisa Marie Hines (Kevin); one brother: Teddy Lainhart; two sisters: Judy Parido (Paul) and Sue Eden (Donald); two grandchildren: Max Allen Hines and Katelynn Marie Hines; one great-grandchild: Jayden Wheeler and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at The Red Hill Cemetery at Panola, Kentucky with Rev. Sherl Thomas officiating. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Family members will serve as pallbearers.
Ruth Lamb, 86, of Richmond, widow of Frank Lamb, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at the Kenwood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond. Born in the Verda community of Harlan County Kentucky on July 26, 1931, she was the daughter of the late William Asher and Nancy Hensley Wynn.
She was a self-employed seamstress and enjoyed quilting and working on crafts. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Mrs. Lamb was a member of the Rosedale Baptist Church.
Survivors include: her children, Mitzi Tussey (Lloyd), John Mark Lamb (Lisa Kim), Connie Clayburn (Rick) and Michael Lamb; one brother, Marel English; two sisters, Rhoda Selvey and Sharon English; 8 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren; as well as a host of other family and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by: 4 brothers, 3 sisters, and one granddaughter, Traci Harris.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Thursday, December 21, 2017, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main Street. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-9 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ona Elizabeth Whitaker, age 89 of Mt. Vernon passed away on December 20th, 2017 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond surrounded by family. She was born on June 25th, 1928 to the late Chester & Eliza Ellen (Chasteen) Hysinger in Mt. Vernon.
On November 17th, 1946 she was united in Holy Matrimony to Sam Whitaker and from that union came Judy, Phyllis, Marsha & Jeffrey. They enjoyed 31 years together before his passing in 1977. She loved being around people, hunting, fishing, gardening and animals.
Those left to celebrate her life are: her children, Judy Whitaker, Marsha (Glen) VanWinkle & Jeffrey Whitaker all of Mt. Vernon, KY; her grandchild Jeremy Smith; her great grandchildren Caden & Connor Smith; as well as many friends and neighbors.
Besides her parents and husband, Ona was preceded in death by a child, Phyllis Arlene Whitaker; and her brother Wayne Dean Hysinger.
Funeral Services for Ona will be conducted at 1PM on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 12Pm until the funeral hour. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Teddy Ray Rose
Teddy Ray Rose, age 57, of Grindstone Road in Irvine, passed away Thursday, December 21st, at the Compassionate Care Center, following a long illness. He was born September 15, 1960, in Estill County, a son of Anna Ruth Dawes Rose and the late Virgil J. Rose.
He was a self-employed railroad contractor working with the Bluegrass Ordinance and had lived in Estill County most of his life. He was a member of the Christian Faith.
In addition to his mother he is also survived by His Wife Michelle Lynn Conrad Rose, 3 Daughters Wynena Willis (Lucas) of Richmond, DaMeida Rogers (Joey) of Irvine, Ashley Sanderson (Joel) of Florida, A Son Steven Smith of Florida, 1 Sister Tammy Walling (Russell) of Irvine, 2 Brothers Terry Rose (Wilma) of Irvine, Tony Wayne Rose (Donna) of Richmond, 6 Grandchildren and Several Nieces and Nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Tuesday.
Burgoyne Richard was born May 2, 1933 in Jackson County, Kentucky and departed this life December 21, 2017 at the Marcum-Wallace Hospital in Irvine, Ky. being 84 years of age. He was the son of the late Levi and Mollie (Bonter) Richardson.
He is survived by his wife Kathleen Mays Richardson of McKee and by the following children, Diana Creech, Tenn., Betty Stacy and her husband David of McKee, Ky., Troy Richardson and his wife Lisa of McKee, and Scott Richardson, Dayton, Ohio. He is also survived by one brother Hume Richardson, Madison County, Ky. and by 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Burgoyne was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters, Ralph Richardson, Bassalee Richardson, Pauline Grigsby, Irene Goodlender and Zella McKinney.
Burgoyne was a member of the Old Orchard Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday December 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Brother Vence Mullins officiating with burial in Richardson Family Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 12:00 PM until time of the funeral.
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