OBITUARIES MAR. 18-25, 2018


Jared William Chitwood

Jared William Chitwood, 15, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018, at University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Born July 16, 2002, in Lexington, he was the son of Kimberly Ann Spivey and William Todd Chitwood and a student of Madison Central High School.

Jared attended Eastside Christian Church and was an avid sports enthusiast. A member of the Archery Team for seven years he enjoyed a love of outdoor activities.

In addition to his parents Jared is also survived by maternal grandparents, Aubrey and Patsy Spivey and paternal grandparents, Linda Chitwood and Jerry (Ann) Chitwood. He is also survived by his twin brother, Justin Chitwood and older brother Brandon Chitwood and his dog, Gracie. Other survivors include his Aunts and Uncles; Sherrie (George) Robbins, Toni Chitwood and Chad Spivey along with cousins Ashley, Emily and Molly Robbins; Nathan, Lauren and Brian Urbanic and special neighborhood friends.

Funeral service for Jared will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at The First Baptist Church in Richmond, KY with Virgil Grant and Paul Sowders officiating, burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5:00PM Monday, March 26th 2018 at The Church. Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Justin Chitwood, Brandon Chitwood, George Robbins, Richie Pennington, Mickey Strunk and Eddie Hernandez. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and Department Members.

Arthur M. Boggs Jr

Arthur M. Boggs Jr.

Arthur M. Boggs Jr. age 79, died Friday, March 23, 2018 at his home. Mr. Boggs was born July 26, 1938 in Madison County, KY to the late Arthur and Nannie Herd Boggs.

He worked in construction in his younger days and retired from Madison Southern High School as the Head Custodian. Mr. Boggs was a member of First Baptist Church of Berea at Middletown, and he also loved to farm.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by his wives, Mary Francis Reed Boggs and Annette Harris Boggs, his son, Terry Boggs, two sisters, Bobby White, and Louise Bosley, and one brother, Elmer Boggs.

Mr. Boggs is survived by, one daughter, Brenda Boggs of Saint Louis, MO, one brother, John Boggs of Cincinnati, OH, two sisters, Odessa Denney and her husband Bernard of Berea, KY, Mildred Turley and her husband Thomas of Richmond, KY, four grandchildren, Michael, Clayton, Tosha, and Deshon Boggs, two great-grandchildren, Madison, and Jayden Boggs, and a brother-in-law, Alfonzo White.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Thursday, March 29th at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. William Dooley officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-9 PM Wednesday, March 28th at the funeral home.

Billy Shane Huff

Billy Shane Huff

Billy Shane Huff age 40, son of Norma Huff, died suddenly March 22, 2018. Shane was born in Madison County, Kentucky to Norma Deese Huff and the late Billy Monroe Huff.

Shane was a graduate of Madison Southern High School and had been employed by Taco Bell.

Shane was preceded in death by his father, his brother David Huff, and a sister Teresa Thomas.

Shane is survived by his mother Norma Huff, his children: Zackery Huff and Alexandra Huff, his brothers Robin Huff, and David Johnson, his sister Rhonda Carpenter, and a grandchild.

Funeral services will be Monday March 26, 2018 at 11 am at Lakes Funeral Home Berea; burial will be in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday March 25, 2018 from 6-9 pm at the Funeral Home.

A.B. Johnson

Asburry A.B. Johnson

Asburry A.B. Johnson age 89, died Sunday March 18, 2018 at Sayre Christian Village. He was the son of the late Reed and Martha Turner Johnson.

A.B. was a professional Engineer and lived in Perry County and Hazard until 1994, then retired and resided in Berea Kentucky for 20 years.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years Anna Belle Johnson, son Phillip (Caroline) Johnson, son-in-law Phil O’dell and grandson Nicholas O’dell, his brother Reed (Carol) Johnson Jr., and special niece Helen Taulbee, along with numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Phyllis O’dell and five siblings.

A memorial service will be Thursday at 11 am at Silver Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Reed officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 am at the church; entombment at Berea Cemetery Mausoleum will take place at 9 am Thursday.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Sayre Christian Village 3775 Belleau Wood Dr. Lexington, KY 40517, or Silver Creek Baptist Church 1784 Big Hill Rd. Berea, KY 40403.

Ella W. Campbell

Ella W. Campbell

Evangelist Ella Lorraine Williams Campbell, 57, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018, after arrival at Baptist Health Richmond. Born January 17, 1961, in Fleming County, she was the daughter of Fannie Mae Jackson and Rev. Charles H. Williams Sr.

She was a teacher for the Madison County School System where she coached Madison Central’s Step Team and the program leader for STAND (Students Taking A New Direction). Ella was one of the best cooks in Richmond, she was also a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and S.O.U.L. (Sisters Of color United in Leadership) along with being very active in her church. A member of the Temple of Deliverance Church she served as Sunday School Superintendent, Director of Dance and Mime, Devotional Leader and served as Pastors Wife / Armor Bearer along with Sunday School Teacher.

Mrs. Campbell is survived by her husband, Roney Campbell, two sons; Roney (Sonya) Campbell Jr of Kansas City, MO and Imond Johnson of Goose Creek, SC and two daughters; LaTavia Campbell of Richmond, KY and Sharee (Bryan) Seawell of Goose Creek, SC. She is also survived by four sisters; Frances (John Robert) Blackford, Roberta (Terry) Jackson, Lisa (James) Jones and Olivia Williams along with grandchildren Amarion Campbell, Lucas Seawell and Amaya Campbell and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends.

Ella was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Rev. Charles H. Williams Jr.

Funeral service for Ella will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at St. Paul AME with Bishop Ronald Ross Sr. and Pastor Laveeshia Pryor officiating, burial will follow in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 PM Wednesday March 28th, 2018 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home and from 10-11:00 AM Thursday at the Church.

Gary Lee Flinchum

Gary Lee Flinchum, 63, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Madison Health & Rehabilitation Center in Richmond. Born November 11, 1954, in Fayette County, to Jord and Clora Trent Flinchum, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was a farmer who enjoyed his profession, and loved cars, race cars and music.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Calvin and Audrey Flinchum.

He is survived by one sister, Ellie Flinchum Bishop and one brother, Jimmy Flinchum. He also leaves many friends including James Davidson, Jeff Evans, Novel Davis and Lee Evans.

Funeral service for Gary will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Elvie Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the Trent Cemetery in Wolfe County. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until service time at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will include Jeff Evans, Lee Evans, George Wilson, Donnie Holmon and Evan Sizemore, Elliott Sizemore and James Davidson.

Russell William Beemer

Russell William Beemer

Russell William “Billy” Beemer, 48, of Richmond passed away suddenly Monday, March 19, 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Born December 13, 1969, in New Albany, Indiana, he was the son of Russell Thomas Beemer and Carolyn Kay Jackson.

Billy was a driver for McLane Trucking and loved traveling and watching old western movies. He also enjoyed yard work and working on his Pontiac TransAm. Most of all, he loved his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife, Judy Faith (Adams) Beemer of Richmond; two step-daughters, Tara Kutter (John) and Tiffani (Calvin) Kirby; two sisters, Sherri Bunch and Holly Sparrow; six grandchildren, Conner, Kirsten, Skye, Riley, Sophie, and John Luke; as well as, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service for Billy will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Steve Horn and David Sizemore officiating. Visitation will be from 5-9 PM Friday at the funeral home.

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Roger Lee Williams

Roger Lee Williams, 87, of Richmond, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018 at his home. Born September 10, 1930, at Ravenna, in Estill County, he was the son of Isaac C. and Nannie Belle (Trent) Williams, both of whom preceded him in death.

Mr. Williams was a retired salesman for the former Madison Grocery and served proudly in the Kentucky National Guard. He was a faithful member of Fountain Park First Church of God in Richmond. He enjoyed serving as a high school basketball official in his younger days, and was an official Time Keeper for EKU basketball games for nearly 40 years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lois Marie (Newkirk) Williams; one son, Barry Williams (Paula), of Richmond; three daughters, Janet York (Larry) and Joye Lowery (Ray), of Richmond, and Jill Slone (Brian), of Nicholasville; one brother, Donald Williams (Pat), of Estill County; two sisters, Barbara Rison, of Estill County, and Kay Lay, of Lexington; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.

Funeral services for Mr. Williams will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Fountain Park First Church of God, with Pastor Ben Jordan officiating, and Bro. Elder Goble and Bro. Paul Floyd assisting. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the church. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is serving the family.

Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Harmon, Trent Harmon, Matt Lowery, Patrick Williams, Anthony Williams, Zachary Slone, Irish Rollins, Tyler Price, Michelle Harmon Allen, and Robyn Frederick. Honorary bearers will be Ron Hackler, Lawrence Bailey, Donnie Elswick, Floyd Coleman, Jim Moore, and Rick Leger.

The family would like to give a special thanks to his caregivers, Peaches Parks and Kate Lowery.

Nannie Catherine Agee

Nannie Catherine Agee

Mrs. Nannie Catherine Cates Agee, 80, became Parkinson’s free as she peacefully ascended into Heaven on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Born on September 30, 1937 in Richmond, Kentucky, Nannie was the daughter of the late Less Cates (1917-1983) and the late Jennie Cates (1920-1973).

She was the mother of Connie L. Agee and the widow of W. J. Agee (1931-2013), her beloved husband of 62 years. Nannie and Jay are now with the Lord in their Heavenly Home.

Nannie was a true homemaker. She loved her home and took pride in her home. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed cooking for family and friends. She was a collector of dolls and antique glassware. In 1978, Nannie began her career as a cook for Kirksville Elementary School. She thoroughly enjoyed preparing good meals for students and staff, as well as working with her co-workers. She retired as cafeteria manager/cook in May 2000.

Leaving behind to mourn her passing and to remember her life are her daughter, Connie L. Agee; a sister, Joyce Davidson; a brother, Neal Cates and his wife Janice; sister-in-laws, Jane Hardwick and Ruth Joyce Roberts; brother in laws, Moss Agee, Jr., and Cark York; a very special friend, Carolyn Britt; aunts, nieces, nephews and many other extended family and friends; and her beloved cat, Princess.

Nannie was eager to be reunited with her parents, Less and Jennie Cates; her husband, Jay; her brother, Doug Cates (1943-2009); her sister, Wilma Dean Witt (1939-2010); and her beloved dog, Bo (1998-2011).

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., with Rev. Shelby Cates and Bobby John Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 10:00 AM Friday, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: James Calico, Danny Cates, Wayne Davidson, Jasper Perkins, Michael Perkins, Dave Pruitt, James Reed and Kevin Robinson. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Carolyn Britt, Gordon Cotton, Marie Foster, Bobby John Harris, Donald Gene Howard, Rick and Linda Howard, Wilma Rhodus and Richard Ross.

Donations in memory of Nannie are suggested to the Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Dr., Berea, KY 40403

Sherry Ann Berko

Sherry Ann Berko

Sherry Ann Berko, 51, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at her home in Richmond, Kentucky. She was born on Thursday, June 9, 1966 in North Arlington, New Jersey.

Her sons describe her as a “professional mother.” Her mothering qualities were such that she extended them to any and all children who came into her presence. She had worked as a Records Clerk in a Police Department and as an ambulance driver, and enjoyed playing bingo.

Survivors include two sons, Steven Hoffman and Tommy Hoffman, both of Richmond; her mother, JoAnn Kozlowski, of New Jersey and her father, Pete Hartman.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Peter Berko.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5 – 8 PM Friday, March 23, 2018 at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home

Brian Keith Brandenburg

Brian Keith Brandenburg, age 53, of Harris Ferry Road in Irvine passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018, at the Compassionate Care Center following a long illness. He was born December 5, 1964 in Clark County and was the son of Virginia Brandenburg Stone and the late Leondas Brandenburg.

He was a farmer and had lived in Estill County most of his life.

Survivors in addition to his mother include His step-father Jackie Stone of Estill Co., 1 Brother Greg Brandenburg of Clark Co.

He was preceded in death by 1 brother, Randall Brandenburg.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 21, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Linville Dunaway. Burial will be at the Fielder Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 AM Wednesday at the Funeral Home.

Gregory Lynn Finney

Gregory Lynn Finney, age 70, of Elm Street in Ravenna passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Compassionate Care Center following a short illness. He was born February 29, 1948 in Cincinnati, Ohio and was the son of the late Chester and Hazel Tuttle Finney.

He was a retired electrician and a member of the Sons of the American Legion and the VFW. He had lived in Estill County most of his life.

He is survived by His companion Carolyn Powell, 1 Daughter Michelle Embry of Estill Co., 4 Sisters Marilyn Bryant, Judy Adams, Lola Finney, Debbie Jordan all of Estill Co., 1 Brother Bobby Finney of Ohio, 2 Grandchildren GT Embry and Meadow Embry.

He was preceded in death by 1 sister, Nancy Lester and 1 brother, Jerry Finney.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, March 20, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. David Watson. Friends may call after 11 AM Tuesday at the Funeral Home.

Donna Gayle Hays

Donna Gayle Hays

Donna Gayle Hays was born December 24, 1952 in Madison County and departed this life Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, being 65 years of age. She was the daughter of the Lucille (Sparks) Gay of McKee and of the late John D. Gay.

In addition to her mother, Donna is also survived by her husband, Truman Hays of McKee; by her children, Chad Hays of McKee, Jason Hays and his wife Jennifer of Berea, Joy Marcum and her husband Talmadge of McKee, Eric Hays and his wife Charlene of McKee and Stacy Hoskins and her husband Dale of Island City; by her brother, Steven “Jack” Gay and his wife Cheryl of Jackson, Breathitt and by her sister, Emma Moore and her husband Donald “Duck” of McKee. Donna was blessed with eight grandchildren, Talynn & Carley Marcum, Jace & Trevor Hays, Jordan & Braydon Hoskins, Melissa Crockett & Katherine Hays and by one great grandchild, Spencer Hays. She was also blessed with a host of nieces and nephews.

Donna was a member of the Birch Lick Baptist Church.

Funeral service 2:00PM Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Harold Hays officiating. Burial to follow in the Boggs & Gay Cemetery. Pallbearers were Talmadge Marcum, Donald “Duck” Moore, Darren Gay, Eric Hays, Darren Sparks, Ray Hays, Carl Hays & Delaney Burns.

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