Jo Ann Whittemore
Jo Ann Whittemore (nee, Leming), 78, of Berea died Friday, March 2, 2018 at The Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. Born November 13, 1939 in Madison County to the late Joseph Elmer and Evelyn Adams Leming.
Jo Ann retired from Churchill Weavers where she served in shipping, the gift shop, customer service, traveled to work the trade shows and did outside finishing by hand at home for many years. These talents extended to her house where she loved to decorate the home she dearly loved. She enjoyed her weekly coffee outings with friends and loved her time singing with her friends at Liberty Avenue Baptist Church.
Jo Ann is survived by a daughter, Tamra Willis (Tony); sister Carol Seals (Earl); Aunt Effie Linville; three grandchildren, Aubrey Willis, Megan Whittemore, Madison Whittemore; nephews, Joey Seals, Shane Seals (Rochelle); her church family; and her very close feline family, Beans, Patch and Little Bit who were also very important in her life.
In addition to her parents, Jo Ann is predeceased by her husband, Donald E. Whittemore, Sr. and son, Donald Whittemore, Jr.
Visitation is Monday, March 5, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Reppert Funeral Home. Funeral Service Monday, March 5, 2018 at 1:00 PM also at the funeral home with Pastor Ken Felty officiating. Burial at Madison County Memorial Gardens.
(Anna) Justine Anderkin, nee´ Crase, age 88, Bellbrook, Ohio, went to be with her LORD on Friday, March 2, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, William Edgar Anderkin.
She was a dedicated Christian and a member of First Baptist Church, Bellbrook.
Justine leaves behind one son, Larry Anderkin (wife, Carla), and two daughters, Connie Sue Gifford (husband, James) and Belinda Seiber. She was preceded in death by daughter Anna Anderkin. She dearly loved her grandchildren: Daniel Gifford, Brandi Harris (husband Brock), Marc Anderkin, William Hess, Joshua Seiber, Miranda Morgan, and Shana Grant (husband Doug); great-grandchildren: Destiny Harris, Addison Harris, Elliot Morgan; Camryn Seiber, Aden Grant, Leila Grant, Emma Morgan, Kaylee Seiber, and Kylee Seiber. Justine is survived by brothers, Edgar Crase (wife Mary) of Middletown, Ohio, Peter Herbert Crase (wife Janice) of Arkansas, and Charles Crase of Tennessee; sisters Eleanor Babcock of Florida and Jeanette Fiebke (husband Paul) of Tennessee; and sister-in-law Margie Malone of Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by sisters: Hazel Mae and Juanita; brothers: JD, Rex, James, Osie, Asa, and Eddie Arnold. Justine was born to Charlie Crase and Josephine (Mullett) Crase in Wolfe County Kentucky.
Services will be held Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Lakes Funeral Home, Berea Kentucky. Reverend James M. Gifford will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10am until noon. A celebration of her life will begin at noon. Burial at Scaffold Cane Cemetery.
Robert Strong age 41, son of Amy and Robert Lee Strong, died Tuesday Feb. 27, 2018 at St Joseph Hospital East in Lexington.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife Virginia Joann Miller Strong.
He is survived by his parents Amy and Robert Strong, his daughter Charity Ann Strong, his sister Chasity Krasher and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Graveside services were held on Thursday March 1, 2018 at the Strong Family Cemetery on the farm in Garrard County. Lakes Funeral Home Berea handled arrangements.
Boyd Anderson Powell
Boyd Anderson Powell, 75, of Mt. Vernon KY died Monday, February 26, 2018 at Baptist Health Lexington. A Rockcastle County native, born July 20th, 1942, son of the late Bronce and Nettie Leger Powell.
He was a co-owner of Powell Brothers Contracting, attended Pine Hill Baptist Church and will be very much missed by family and friends.
Survivors include his loving wife of over 50 years, Thelma Gadd Powell; one brother David Powell (Brenda); granddaughter Hazel Powell; great-grandsons Andrew and Austyn Robinson.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Roxie; five siblings, Bobby, Bea, Helen, Annalee and Mary.
Visitation Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Reppert Funeral Home. Funeral Service Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 11:00 am also at the funeral home with Pastor Clyde Miller officiating. Burial in the Leger Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions to be made to the Funeral Home toward the services of Boyd.
Theda Joyce White
Theda Joyce Richardson White, 81, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Bluegrass Hospice Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Born October 26, 1936, in Estill County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of George H. and Mary Elizabeth (Isaacs) Richardson, both of whom preceded her in death, and the widow of Robert C. White.
Mrs. White was a retired Business Manager for several Memphis Radio Stations and a member of the Berea United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one sister, Bonita Richardson Cain (Paul) of Waco; one brother Cecil Richardson (Anna Bell) of Lexington and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Cordelia R. Hamm and a brother Forrest Richardson.
Funeral service for Mrs. White will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, March4, 2018, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Bro. Greg Hackworth officiating. Burial will follow in the Powell Valley Cemetery at Clay City. Visitation will be from 5 – 9 PM Saturday at the Funeral Home.
Bonnie C. Deyo
Bonnie C. Deyo, 81, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond. Born, May 7, 1936, in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, to Earl Franklin and Estelle (Benchoff) Gossard, both of who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her adoptive parents, Preston E. and Pauline (Wiedeman) Cloud, a son, Ken Deyo, and several brothers and sisters.
Bonnie was a retired Ophthalmic Technician and had worked with the offices of Dr. Adrienne J. Millett and Dr. John P. Gillespie. She was a charter member of the Trinity Hill United Methodist Church of Lexington before becoming a member of the First Methodist Church of Richmond, where she was a faithful worker.
While in Decatur, Georgia, Bonnie was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter # 148, and became a member of the Lancaster Pike Homemakers after relocating to Richmond. She was a proud member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and in recent years she served as a Baptist Health Gift Shop Volunteer.
Survivors include her husband, Duane H. Deyo; one son, Scott Deyo (Wilma) of Richmond; her grandchildren, Scotty Deyo (Monica Sewell), Casey Abney (James) and Molly Simms (Preston); and four great-grandchildren, Kamden & Kaden Simms and Keygan & Delylah Abney.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church of Richmond, with Dr. Bruce Nettleton officiating. Visitation will be from 10 AM until service time at the church. There will be a private family burial at Madison County Memorial Gardens, Richmond. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to The First United Methodist Church, PO Box 27, Richmond, KY 40476 or to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403.
William Nelson James
William Nelson “Bill” James, 85, died Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at Baptist Health – Richmond. He was born in Richmond, Kentucky on June 29, 1932, to Henry and Lydia (Keeton) James, both of whom preceded him in death.
Bill received his Bachelors degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Police Administration and was a retired supervisor for the EKU Police Department with 27 years of service. He was a US Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and was an avid EKU and UK Football and basketball fan. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and one of his greatest pleasures was his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Geneva Morris James, the love of his life, of Richmond; three daughters, Teresa Mole (Ed) of Pennsylvania, Cheryl Pruitt (Bud Carr) and Susan Whitman, both of Richmond; sisters, Dorothy Carr (Ben), Ruth Taulbee, Juanita Booth and Renda Roberts (Alan); and one brother, Harold Dean Rhodus.
He also leaves two granddaughters, Alicia Pruitt and Lindsey Whitman; five grandsons, Aaron Pruitt, Bruce Pruitt, Brad Hadden, Trae Carr, and Adam Whitman; great-grandchildren, Sydney Pruitt, Bella West, Charlee West, Kaylen Hadden, Grant Hadden, Jason Pruitt, Kayden Smith, Bailey Smith, Dwayne Adkins, Dillion Adkins, Dasey Adkins and Dixie Adkins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sallie Totton and two brothers, Ed Adams and Dwight Rhodus.
Funeral service for Bill will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Landon Sexton officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time Saturday at the Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Pruitt, Bruce Pruitt, Jason Pruitt, Adam Whitman, Grant Hadden and Brandon Worley. Honorary Pallbearer will be Ed Mole and Howard Shiwash.
Bruce Ray Dawson
Bruce Ray Dawson, 83, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018 after arrival at Baptist Health- Richmond. He was the husband of Patricia R. Dawson, for nearly 55 years. Bruce was born on January 13, 1935 in Richmond, and was the son of Thomas Edward and Sylvia Grimes Dawson, both of whom preceded him in death.
He was a graduate of Model Laboratory School and had retired from Kentucky Utilities and LG&E. He was a member of First Christian Church, where he was a Deacon and former trustee, and was a life-time member of Madison Lodge #183, F. & A.M. Bruce served 8 years in the National Guard.
In addition to his wife, Pat, he is survived by: one son, Thomas Edward Dawson (Leah), of Louisville; one daughter, Regina Ingram (Bev), of Richmond; one granddaughter, Juliet Marie Dawson; one twin sister, Joan Dawson Dopp, of Paradise Valley, AZ; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Bruce Dawson will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018 at First Christian Church, with Rev. Mark Condrey officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at the church. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Mary Jean Hamm
Mary Jean Hamm, died on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Kenwood Health & Rehab in Richmond, Kentucky.
She was of the Catholic faith and she worked at K Mart and in Food Services.
Private services conducted in Richmond at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.
Mr. William J. “Bill” Stephenson, 88, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018 at The Terrace in Berea. Mr. Stephenson, the son of the late Arthur and Betsy Stephenson, was born in Carter County on January 22, 1930. Mr. Stephenson united in marriage to Joanne Coleman Stephenson who preceded him in death on October 13, 2012.
He began working for the Lowe Brother’s Company in Dayton, Ohio and later relocated to Richmond and retired as a Supervisor from Sherwin Williams. He loved his family and enjoyed singing in his church choir at Rice Station Christian Church.
Survivors include: four sons: Gary Stephenson and wife Louellen of Dallas, TX, William G. “Bill” Stephenson and wife Pat of Lewisburg, OH and Jeff Stephenson and wife Denise of Verona, OH and Dennis Stephenson and wife Roberta of Richmond; eight grandchildren and ten-great grandchildren and one on the way.
Mr. Stephenson was also preceded in death by his son: Tony Stephenson; three brothers: Robert, Archie Ray and Vonnie Stephenson and his sister: Creola Ringler.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Friday, March 9, 2018 at Rice Station Christian Church, 1675 Rice Station Rd, Irvine, with Bro. Kirt Scott officiating. The family will welcome friends after 11:00 A.M. Friday at the church. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Anton Grant
Robert Anton Grant, 60, better known as Tony, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018, from injuries he sustained from a fall. Tony was born in Richmond on May 7, 1957 to the late Robert “Buddy” and Anne Baumstark Grant.
He was a factory worker for EnerSys for over 37 years and a loving friend, neighbor, and husband. He enjoyed working with electronics and was a long time Ham Radio operator and member of the Central Kentucky Amateur Radio Society. Tony also was a long time member of the Waco Baptist Church where he was active in helping with the sound system.
Survivors include: his wife of 35 years, Mary Lynch Grant; his sister, Marsha Nash (Jeffrey); his sister-in-law, Sandra Johnson; as well as nieces, nephews, and a host of extended family and friends.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 6:00 PM Thursday, March 1, 2018, at the Waco Baptist Church, 3646 Irvine Road, with Pastor Mike Erickson officiating. Visitation will be after 3:00 P.M. Thursday at the church. A private interment will take place at the Flatwoods Cemetery. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond, is in charge of the arrangements.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Claude Helfrich, Johnny Christian, Wendell Tipton, Melvin Alcorn, and all of his Ham Radio friends.
Edna Dalton Oliver
Edna Dalton Oliver, 103, the widow of Mitchell Oliver, passed away Monday evening, February 26, 2018, at her home in Richmond. Mrs. Oliver was born on March 3, 1914, in Madison County, the daughter of the late Boyd Sr. and Katie Benton Dalton.
She was a graduate of Model Laboratory School and Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College and was a retired school teacher, librarian, and principal. She began her teaching career first at Siloam, a two-room school at Cuzick. Next, she was a Teacher and Principal at Red House School, eventually retiring as Librarian at Daniel Boone Elementary School, at a career that spanned almost fifty years. She was a member of the Madison County, Kentucky and the National Retired Teachers Associations, and had also served as Vice-President of the EKU Alumni Association.
She was a dedicated member of The Red House Baptist Church. There she had taught Sunday school for 50 years and been able to share her love and kindness to many generations of churchgoers.
Survivors include her daughter: Vivian Madden; one brother: Boyd Dalton, Jr.; her daughter-in-law: Cheryl Oliver; a blended family of nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and twenty-nine great-great-grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews and dear friends.
In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by one son: Mitchell Oliver Jr., her son-in-law: Hugh Madden; great-grandson: John Madden; three brothers: Delmer “Ace” Dalton, Eugene “Slick” Dalton and Arnold Dalton; three sisters: Myrtle Tribble, Blanche Masters and Margaret McClure.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, March 2, 2018, at The Red House Baptist Church, 2301 Red House Road, Richmond, with Dr. Deron Cobb and Rev. Porter Riner officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM Thursday evening at the church. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Pallbearers are Doug Golden, Dwayne Oliver, Steve Madden, Gil Miller, Johnathon Grant, Kyle “Spud” Sowers and Russ Tracy. Honorary Pallbearers are Gregory Grant-Grandchild, Kathy Golden-Grandchild, Cheryl Lee Renfro-Grandchild, Kaitlynn and Kristina Golden-great-great-grandchildren, Lewis Curry, Don Richardson, Garnett Parke, Beulah Goode, Vickie White, Sandy Dalton, Kat Sandlin, Kathryn Masters, Sharon Meadors, Elizabeth Osborne, Audrey Tracy, Sharon Bryant, Mary Hall and Sue Riner.
James Carter Hoskins
James Carter Hoskins, 92, the widower of Mary Kathryn Jackson Hoskins, passed away Monday morning, February 26, 2018 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center. Carter was born on October 7, 1925 in Bell County, the son of the late James W. and Letta Taylor Hoskins.
He was a retired Deputy Sheriff of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and was also retired Chief of Security at the VA Hospital in Lexington. In addition, he was a retired associate of Cars of Kentucky Dealership in Richmond. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the Rosemont Church of The Nazarene.
Survivors include his sister: Ruth Hoskins as well as several nieces and nephews including his caregivers, Ron and Patty Jackson.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister: Lena Rue Hoskins.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Noe officiating. Burial will follow at Madison Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM Thursday prior to the funeral service.
Serving as pallbearers are: D. J. Roberts, Jacob Roberts, Greg Moody, Greg Oliver, Ron Jackson and Mike Rice. Honorary pallbearers are Gordon Rice and members of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.
Janice Mae Whalen
Janice Mae Whalen, 64, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Madison Health and Rehabilitation after a long illness. She was born in Bell County, Kentucky on October 28, 1953, the daughter of Elmer and Virgie Thompson Whitehead.
Janice was a former employee of Kentucky Fried Chicken and enjoyed volunteer work at Salvation Army and Open Concern. She attended several different churches and was affectionately known as “Mom” to most everyone she met.
Survivors include her mother, Virgie Whalen; two sons, Mike Whalen (Glenna) and Wayne Whalen (Alisa Ritchey); three brothers, Taylor Whitehead, Ronnie Whitehead and Fred Whitehead; four sisters, Wilma Whitehead, Alice Caldwell, Betty Elrod and Bernice Harris; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family will conduct a private funeral service at a later date with interment in Bell County.
Geneva Irene Warner
Geneva Irene Ramsey Warner, 90, of Richmond, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at the Kenwood Health and Rehab Center. Irene was born in the Shawhan community of Bourbon County Kentucky; she was the daughter of the late Claude and Sarah Thomas Ramsey.
She was a loving mother will be remembered for her great memory and love for doing cross-words and other puzzles.
Survivors include: her son, James Michael Warner (Deborah); her daughter, Patricia Jean Donley (Jeffery Welker); one brother, William R. Ramsey (Billie June); one grandson, Brian Edward Warner (Timberly); two great-grandchildren, Brea Virginia Warner and Benjamin Edward Warner; and a best friend, Barbara Warthen.
Services will be private. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St. Richmond, is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you please make blood donations to the Kentucky Blood Bank.
~ “Mom: Happy Trails…until we meet again”.
Joyce B. Renfro
Ms. Joyce B. Renfro, 74 of Mt. Vernon, died Friday, March 2, 2018 at Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington following a brief battle with cancer. She was born at home in the Fairview Community of Rockcastle County, KY on February 23, 1944 the daughter of Eli and Irene Philbeck Barnett.
She worked at Westinghouse for six years, was a homemaker when her children were small, and retired from Wal-Mart after fifteen years of service. She was a founding member of Richmond House of Prayer and attended Maretburg Baptist Church. She loved her coffee, as well as sewing, listening to music, butterflies, and hummingbirds, but most of all, she loved talking about her grandchildren.
Those left to celebrate her life are: her sons, Kevin Renfro and wife Kelly of Richmond, and Steve Renfro and wife Hope of Mt. Vernon; her grandson, Keaton Renfro of Mt. Vernon; and her granddaughter, Ainslee Renfro of Mt. Vernon. Also surviving are a host of extended family and special friends.
Visitation will be March 5, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Dowell and Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service will be March 6, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Funeral Home.
Teddy Anthony Brock
Mr. Teddy Anthony Brock, age 52 of Brodhead, Ky. husband of Jennnifer departed this life Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Ky. surrounded by family.
He was born on September 14, 1965 in Mt. Vernon, Ky., the son of the late Teddy Roosevelt Brock and Edwina Kathleen Denney Brock. On August 31, 1985, he was united in marriage to Jennifer Blanton and they enjoyed thirty two years together.
Anthony was the minister of Pleasant Run Baptist Church, a bus driver for the Rockcastle Co. School system and was also a farmer. He was a member of Pleasant Run Baptist Church, and found great joy in woodworking and fishing.
Those left to celebrate his life are: His wife, Jennifer Brock of Brodhead, Ky; His sisters: Deborah Kay Oates (James Keith) of Augusta, W.Va.; and Patricia Gale Brown (Mike) of Brodhead, Ky.; His nieces/nephews: Stephen, Rachel, Jonathon, Holly, Steven Michael, Jourdan, Carter, Aiden and Garrison, in addition to his honorary nieces/nephews: Kimhari, Jackson and Xavier.
Visitation for Mr. Teddy Anthony Brock will be Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 6-9PM at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 2PM at the Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Molden, Bro. Barry Hurst and Bro. Steven Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Maretburg Cemetery.
Donations in Anthony’s name may be made to Compassionate Care Center, Richmond, Ky. or the Gideons.
Mr. Lawrence “Doc” Hoskins, age 86, of Brodhead, Kentucky, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, KY; the son of the late Charley Hoskins and Mary Langham Hoskins. He was born December 1st, 1931 in Crab Orchard, Kentucky.
Doc was a construction carpenter, who enjoyed fishing, watching UK Wildcats, visiting with his grandchildren, and great grandchildren,and loved to travel, and spending time with friends.
Those left to celebrate his life are: his son, James Henry Hoskins and wife Lisa Kathern of Berea, KY; one brother: Warren Curtis Hoskins of Clarksville, IN and one sister: Juanita Gordon of New Albany, IN; ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one daughter in-law: Liz Hoskins as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by:a son: Lawrence Stanley Hoskins; brothers: Buster Hoskins, Hubert Hoskins and Elige Hoskins, sisters, Ruby Hoskins, Louise Pospil, Margie Hogette, Eva Hoskins, Sarah Rost, Lora Stanley, Henrietta Hornsby; one great-grandchild: Ethan Allen Ceicel.
A Visitation service for Lawrence “Doc” Hoskins will be held on Friday, March 2nd, 2018 from 6pm-8pm at the Marvin E.Owens Home for Funerals. A Memorial service for Lawrence “Doc” Hoskins will be Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at 1 pm with Bro. Randy Cromer officiating.
Clarice Wolfinbarger, age 63, of Harvest Drive in Irvine passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at the Compassionate Care Center following a short illness. She was born November 25, 1954 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
She was a retired nutrition assistant with the University of Kentucky and was a member of the Sandhill Christian Church and the Estill County Homemakers Club.
She is survived by Her husband Dirk D. Wolfinbarger, 3 Sisters Verna Rae (Danny) Dehart of Jeffersonville, Melanie (Michael) Donahue of Irvine, Danna (Larry) Hickerson of Morehead, 1 Brother Jonathan David Witt of Irvine.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents who raised her; Everett & Garnett Witt and 2 brothers; Kerry Lee Witt and Ollie Bruce Witt.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, March 5, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Matt Vaught and Bro. Ray Harold Hardy. Burial will be at the Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Sunday at the Funeral Home.
Fred Hays, 88, of Gray Hawk, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018 at his home. Fred was born July 1, 1929 in Gray Hawk, Kentucky to Thomas Robert Hays and Ruby Frances Brumback Hays. On June 5, 1949, he married Barbara Sparks, the love of his life.
Fred is survived by his wife, Barbara; his three sons, Larry Hays and his wife JoNell of Tyner; Dennis Hays and his wife Brenda of Gray Hawk, and Tracy Hays and his wife Connie of Berea; by six grandchildren: Jennifer (James) Rakowiecki; Shannon, Shaun (Tracie), Stephania, Jordan, and Ashley Hays; by five great grandchildren, Nicholas, Delanie, Isabella, Jacob and Madison; by one sister, Sada Smith of Evansville, Indiana and by a host of loving nieces and nephews.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, and the following ten siblings: Bessie Morris, Everdean Tincher, Peggy Ingram, Minnes Ingram, Shirley Whicker, Elbert Hays, Delbert Hays, Jack W. Hays, Hershel Hays and Eldon Hays.
Fred was a diligent worker in all his endeavors. The highlight of his work life was serving as Sheriff of Jackson County for 12 years. He enjoyed many hobbies: restoring classic cars, horseback trail riding, trading, and collecting antiques, but most of all, he cherished time with his family and extended family. He is fondly remembered for his many acts of compassion and benevolence to those in need. Fred was a member of the McKee Baptist Church.
A celebration of life service 2:00 PM Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home in McKee, Kentucky with Reverend Carroll de Forest officiating. Burial to follow in the Hays Family Cemetery in Gray Hawk.
Pallbearers were Shaun Hays, Paul Hays, Rodney Morris, James Rakowiecki, Brian Post and Matt Moore.
Clearise Rose was born September 9, 1932 in Jackson County and departed this life Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at her residence, being 85 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Able & Callie (Holcomb) Tincher.
Clearise is survived by her children, Don Potter, Earl Potter, George Potter and Jannette Faye (Vinson) Agie all of Richmond, Lizzie (Diana) Laws of Berea, Lucinda Isaacs of Mt. Vernon, Brenda Durham of Somerset and Linda Cox of Connersville, IN. She was blessed with a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Clearise was preceded in death by the following siblings, Robert, Raymond, Alfred, Boyd Lee, David, Jimmy, Andrew & Lloyd Tincher, Donia Cunningham, Elizabeth McKinney and Rosie Moore.
Funeral service 1:00 PM Monday, March 5, 2018 at the Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Brian Gabbard officiating. Burial to follow in the Seven Pines Cemetery.
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