OBITUARIES APR. 1-8, 2018

Laura Ruth Durham

Laura Ruth Durham

Mrs. Laura Ruth Whitaker Durham, 85 of Mt. Vernon, died Friday, April 6, 2018 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. She was born in Evarts, KY on July 27, 1932 the daughter of Judge Samuel and Mary Saylor Whitaker.

The Whitaker Family moved to a farm in Lincoln County, KY in the 1940’s. Laura Ruth became a Christian and member of Stanford Baptist Church early in life. She worked as a teenager at Stanford Baptist Church with her parents and others to help establish the Rowland Baptist Mission, which later became the Calvary Hill Baptist Church in Stanford, KY.

Laura Ruth graduated from Crab Orchard High School. She attended Campbellsville College, Georgetown College, the University of Kentucky, and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in Music Education. Mrs. Durham began her teaching career at Memorial High School in Lincoln County in 1952. While teaching music at Memorial, Laura Ruth Whitaker asked a colleague who had a beautiful tenor voice to sing “O Holy Night” in a school Christmas program. H. Lee Durham sang duets with his bride for hundreds of weddings, funerals, and church services during their 49 year marriage. The Durhams moved to Mt. Vernon, KY before their daughter, Laura Lee was born. Laura Durham became the choir director at Berra Baptist Church and later served the Lord as a faithful member at First Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon where she directed the Adult Choir, Youth Choir, and Children’s Choir for decades. Laura Ruth was instrumental in establishing and filling the position of Librarian for the Eva Majors Bausum Library at First Baptist Church in the 1960’s. This library was opened to honor the Bausum Family who had been missionaries in China for many years. The Bausums retired in Mt. Vernon and had been members of First Baptist for several years.

Mrs. Durham taught school in Madison and Rockcastle Counties, and began Student Library Aid Clubs at Livingston High School, Mt. Vernon High School, and Rockcastle County High School. She mentored and trained numerous students in clerical research, accompanied student groups to regional and state Kentucky Student Library Conferences, and strived to promote literacy for all of her students throughout her teaching career. Mrs. Durham retired from teaching in 1985; however, she continued to assist with many school functions and worked as a substitute teacher in Lincoln and Rockcastle Counties until she was 81 years young.

Laura Durham has always been a welcoming ambassador for her community, church, and place of employment, where she often displayed a warm smile and never met a stranger. She has been a regular visitor of people in hospitals, nursing homes, and took pleasure in assisting families in finding a church home. Mrs. Durham volunteered for several years at The Mission in Mt. Vernon to help distribute food and clothing to families in need.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon for 60 years, a Charter Member of Pi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma for 54 years, a past President Central Kentucky Library Association, a member of the Rockcastle Chapter of the DAR where she served as Chaplin and won national and state awards for the promotion of Literacy, the most recent being in March, 2018, and held memberships in Rockcastle, Kentucky, and National Education Associations, and was an auxiliary member for Gideons International.

Laura Durham is survived by her daughter, Laura Lee Durham Wesley and husband Dr. William of Lancaster; one grandson, Lee Hamilton Durham Speaks; one step-grandson, Dr. Paul Lewis Wesley and wife Christie of Rome, GA; one step-granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Wesley and one step-great granddaughter, Adelaide Ewing Wesley of Lancaster; and one special sister-in-law, Ann Durham of Stanford. Also surviving are two sisters, Pauline Wall of Danville and Aline Hail of Benton; and a brother, Dr. Samuel Earl Whitaker and wife Marilyn of Columbus, OH.

She was preceded in death by her husband, H. Lee Durham; her parents, Judge Samuel and Mary Saylor Whitaker; an infant brother, Harold Whitaker; and two sisters, Charlene Swope and Loretta Whitaker.

Visitation will be held Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Mt Vernon. Funeral service will be held Monday, April 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the church. Interment will follow at the Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford, KY.

Edith Ann DeHart

Edith Ann DeHart age 75 of Bratcher Lane, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018 at her home. Edith was born in Jackson County to the late Carlos and Osa Brewer Bowman.

She was a homemaker and was a member of the Big Hill Holiness Church.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband Broadus DeHart; two children Danny Ray Bowman and Alta Marie Eversole; one brother Ray Bowman; and three sisters Okla Gibbons, Barbara Summers, and Orlenia Spivey Baker.

She is survived by her children Evona Carol (Mitchell) Elam, Deloris (Greg) Elam, Joyce Elaine Parker, and Allen Broadus (Jessica) DeHart; one brother William Bowman; two sisters Shirley (Danny) Mullins, and Mary (Tee) Jones; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2pm Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home in Berea with Bro. Stevie Isaacs and Bro. Jack Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday evening at the funeral home from 6-9 pm.

Pallbearers will be Mitchell Elam, Greg Elam, Danny Mullins, Tim Mullins, Branson Parker, and Isaiah DeHart.

Dennis Leon Walters

Dennis Leon Walters

Dennis Leon Walters age 48, died suddenly Monday April 2, 2018 at the St Joseph Berea Hospital. Dennis was born in Somerset KY to the late Charles and Opal Sheppard Walters, he is preceded in death by his siblings: Lester Walters and Elizabeth Walters, and his brother in law Hobert Spires.

Dennis is survived by his siblings: Charles Walters, Anthony Walters, Kathleen (Herb) Alexander, Janet (Dave) McClenney, Geraldine Spires, Eula Mae (George) Miller, Wilma (Anthony) Baker, and many nieces, nephews and cousins who loved him dearly.

Funeral services will be Saturday April 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea. Burial will be in the Morning View Cemetery at Livingston. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 am – 1 pm at the Funeral Home.

Geraldine Cameron

Geraldine Reed Cameron age 81, widow of Thomas Cameron, died Monday April 2, 2018 at her home in Berea. Geraldine was born in Jackson County to the late Charlie and Rosie Powell Reed, she was also preceded in death by her brothers Gary and Burlin Reed and Donnie Reed.

Geraldine was retired from Dresser Industries in Berea where she had worked for over 43 years, and she was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church.

Geraldine is survived by her sons: Mike (Loretta) Cameron, Duane (Betty Bullock) Cameron, her siblings; Bobby (Cora) Reed, Glyndon (Carla) Reed, Jimmy (Brenda) Reed, Emma Johnson, Jo Ann (Jerry) Skidmore, Patricia (Clyde) Smith, and her grandchildren: Crystal Sue Clark, Michael Cameron, Casey Cameron, and great-grandchildren Addison McClure and Madux McClure.

Funeral services will be Friday at 10 am at Lakes Funeral Home Berea, burial will be in the Scaffold Cane Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-9 pm at the Funeral Home.

Lillie Skipworth

Lillie Skipworth

Lillie Hensley Skipworth, 74, of Berea died Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington. She was a Manchester, KY native born April 6, 1943, daughter of the late Raymond and Zelpha Begley Hensley.

She was a homemaker and member of the Full Gospel House of Care. Lillie was an avid fisherman and had been a resident of Berea for over 20 years.

Survivors include her husband Donald Skipworth; 5 children, Sheila Pigg (Roger), James Dees, Jr., (Connie), Sherry Harding (Alan), Charles Key, Samantha Key; 2 brothers, Hobert Hensley, Lloyd Hensley; 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 2 children, Charles Dees, Sharlotte Dees; and 2 brothers, Roy Hensley, Charles Hensley.

Funeral Service 3:00 pm, Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Reppert Funeral Home with Bro. William Pigg officiating. Burial will follow in Harding Cemetery in Rockcastle County. Visitation 2:00
pm Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, contributions suggested to the funeral home to help with funeral expense.

Jimmie Hayes

Jimmie Lee Hayes

Jimmie Lee Hayes, 83, of Berea, died Wednesday, April 4, 2018 of complications following a heart attack. He was a Big Hill native born August 28, 1934, son of the late Willie Hayes and Pearl Himes Hayes.

He was a retired school bus driver for the Kentucky State School System in Jackson and Madison Counties, and member of the Holiness Faith.

Jimmie had been a resident of Jackson and Madison counties most of his life, was a people person and always had a smile on his face. He had been a trucker and driving a truck could be called his hobby. While serving as a bus driver, he was known to take very good care of the students on his bus and was known for his love and protection of them.

Survivors include 2 sons, Jim Hayes, Kenny Hayes (Vonda Hasty Anderkin); 2 siblings, Oscar Hayes (Phyllis), Martha Puckett; 3 grandchildren, Jimmie Darrell, Joshua Dale, Jerry; 3 great grandchildren, Addison, Landon, Kinsley; and his faithful dog, Buddy; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, John Hayes, Luther Hayes; and 1 step-son, Darrell Wayne Marshall.

Graveside Service 12:00 noon, Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Pilot Knob Cemetery. Reppert Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Wesley Damrell

Charles Wesley Damrell

Charles Wesley Damrell, 62, died Monday, April 2, 2018 at St. Joseph Lexington following an illness. He was a life-long resident of Madison County, born July 8, 1955, son of the late Joe Damrell, Jr. and the late Louise Ingram Cairell.

He was retired Hyster-Yale employee and member of the Baptist Faith. Wesley was a trained fire extinguisher technician, auto mechanic, electrician, and certified welder. He loved fishing and rabbit hunting.

Survivors include 2 children, Shawn (Angie) Damrell, Emily Damrell; 3 siblings, Larry (Ada) Damrell, Sharon (Steve) Hunt, Scott (Rita) Damrell; 3 grandchildren, Corey, Kyler and Summer; as well as a host of relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 1 sister, Frances Hatton; and step-father, Jack Cairell.

Funeral Service 11:00 am, Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Reppert Funeral Home with Trent Chambers officiating. Burial will follow in Silver Creek Cemetery. Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Charles Leo Stacy

Charles Leo Stacy

Charles Leo Stacy, 91, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Kenwood Health & Rehab. He was the husband of the late Odella VanWinkle Stacy who passed away in 2011. Mr. Stacy was born on November 6, 1926 in Estill County, Kentucky, and was the son of Charles White Stacy and Lula Richardson Stacy, both of whom preceded him in death.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a self-employed carpenter, and had been a delivery driver for Meadowgold Ice Cream. Mr. Stacy was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one son, Johnny M. Stacy (Rhonda), of Richmond; one daughter, Trina Burton (David), of Richmond; two grandchildren, Carly Shaughnessy and Caleb Stone; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, A.J. Stacy.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Charles Stacy, five brothers, and two sisters.

Funeral services for Charles Stacy will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Bro. John Doss officiating. Burial will follow in Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5:00- 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Max Shaughnessy, Caleb Stone, Sean Langford, David Burton, Mike Stacy, and Steve Stacy. Honorary bearers will be Greg Stacy, A.J. Stacy, Beverly Burrus, and Richard Langford.

Etta Jean Tucker

Etta Jean Tucker

Etta Jean Griggs Tucker, 85, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 at Dominion Senior Living of Richmond. Jean was born April 30, 1932 in Cuzick, KY to the late Vernon and Mary Benton Griggs.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 14 years, William Roy (Bill) Tucker. Her foster parents, Frazier and Madaline Whitaker, also preceded her in death.

She is survived by her three daughters: Fran (Steve) Waddle, Pam (Chuck) Foley and Jamie (James) Webb all of Richmond; a stepson, Roy (Kay) Tucker of Eatonville, WA; five grandchildren: Sandye (Mickey) Kabalen, Ashlee (Ralph) Oliver III, Lauren (Ryan) Williams, Luke Foley and Chloe Webb all of Richmond, a step grandson Blue Tucker of Eatonville, WA; a sister and brother: Stella Cobb of Richmond, KY and Vernon Griggs of TN. Six great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren also survive Jean.

Jean graduated from Madison Central High School and attended Midway College. She retired as Budget Supervisor from the Bluegrass Army Depot in Richmond, KY. In addition to spending time with her family she enjoyed playing golf, bowling and fishing for many years.

Jean was also preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters: Vannie Griggs, Carl Griggs, Frank Griggs, Calvin Griggs, Bailey Griggs, Greta Griggs Villet and Florence Griggs Perkins.

The funeral for Etta Jean Griggs Tucker will be at Oldham, Roberts & Powell on Friday, April 6. Visitation will begin at 11am followed by the service at 1:00pm. Burial will be beside her husband in the Winchester Cemetery in Winchester, KY with Pastor Gary Maynard officiating.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Williams, Mickey Kabalen, Ralph Oliver III, Luke Foley, Hunter Kabalen and Brandyn Oliver.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403.

Irvin Howard Wood

Irvin Howard Wood, 92, of Richmond, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at the Eastern Kentucky Veteran’s Center, in Hazard, KY. Born February 22, 1926 in Roanoke, Virginia, he was the son of Allie Lester and Elmer Clyde Wood both of whom preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Viola (Angell) Wood, in 2010.

Mr. Wood was a retired assistant signal superintendent for the Norfolk & Southern Railroad and a member of First Baptist Church of Richmond.

Survivors include one son, Irvin Thomas “Tom” Wood of South Shore, KY; two daughters, Brenda Lynn Owen (Obie) of Lexington, KY and Valerie Robinette (David) of Stone, KY; one brother, Frank Lester (Betty) of Birmingham, AL; one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Wood of Louisville; five grandchildren, Elisabeth Kenney, Beau Hackney, Tiffany Ellyson, Melanie Sisco and John Wood; and 8 great grandchildren.

Funeral Service for Mr. Wood will be held at 12:00 PM Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Bro. Bill Fort officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until service time on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contribution are suggested to Hospice Care Plus.

Edward Coates Jr

Edward Coates Jr. 88, the widower of Christine Kersey Coates, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at The Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. “June”, as he was known to his family and friends, was born on April 4, 1930, in Madison County, the son of the late Edward and Della Masters Coates.

He was a retired farmer and a retired bus driver for the Madison County School System. He was a member of the Valley View Baptist Church.

Survivors include several cousins and his caregiver, Virginia Griggs.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter: Teresa D. Coates.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, April 9, 2018 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Guiley officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 12:00 Noon Monday at the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers are: Mike Friend, Larry Jones, Jeff Hendrix, Billy Curtis, Stacy Curtis and Andrew Bristow.

John Edward Sparks

John Edward Sparks

John Edward Sparks, 63, of Richmond, passed away suddenly on Monday evening, April 2, 2018. He was born in Madison County on November 15, 1954 to the late William “Billy”, and Della Mae Burton Sparks.

As a young man he enjoyed spending time drawing and was a talented artist. John looked forward to his visits to Lee’s for a bucket of chicken. He was a supervisor at Bluegrass Plating since 1993.

He is survived by: his wife, Tammy Sparks; special cousins, Emma Lou Lewis (Frank Agee) and Nancy Sparks (Daryell); a half-brother, David Sparks; a half sister, Billie Carol Harrison; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:30 PM Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond, with Bro. Owen Moody officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8PM Thursday, here at the funeral home.

Bonnie Jackson

Bonnie Lois Jackson

Bonnie Lois Rose Jackson, 81, of Waco, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2018. She was born in Powell Co., Ky., on Friday, September 11, 1936, the daughter of the late Edwin and Ella Stephens Rose.

Bonnie graduated from Powell Co. High School and obtained a Rank I Degree in Education from Eastern Ky. University. She began her career in education teaching Home Economics at Powell Co. High School. Later, she served as Guidance Counselor there and was Assistant Principal of Powell Co. Middle School upon her retirement, a span of 34 years. She was a member of the Flatwoods Christian Church, an excellent cook and hostess, and after her retirement enjoyed homemaking and caring for her grandson.

Survivors include her husband, Douglas Jackson; one daughter, Rose Ann (John) Harp; of Waco; one grandson, Jackson Meade, of Waco; a sister, Mary Norton Fain, of Lexington; one niece, Priscilla Crutcher (Ben) and one nephew, Richard Fain (Marie).

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 AM Friday, April 6, 2018, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Jones and Johny Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10 AM Friday at the funeral home

Carolyn Jean Adkinson

Carolyn Jean Adkinson

Mrs. Carolyn Jean Adkinson, 72, of Round Hill, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018, at the UK Chandler Medical Center in Lexington. She was born in Madison County on May 17, 1945 to the late Reather and Della Long Simpson.

She enjoyed quilting, reading, and was a well respected Master Gardener. She also was a very talented artist. Carolyn was blessed by faithful attendance at the Newby Baptist Church.

Survivors include: her husband of 52 years, Mike Adkinson; her children, Michael Adkinson, Jr. ( Melinda), Jonathan Adkinson (Carol Paige), Diana Alexander, and Belinda Poynter (Donald); one brother, Willard Tommy Simpson (Debbie); three sisters, Wilma Smith (Ernie), Myrtle Lovell, and Doris Gray (Russell); eight grandchildren, Emily Myers, Kerry Beth Cooper (Chase), Luke Poynter (Jessica), Michael “Razz” Adkinson III, Billy James Adkinson, Sara Grace Poynter, Carson Ryan Adkinson, and Gavin Reece Adkinson; four great-grandchildren, Danae Owens, Allena Owens, Levi Cooper and Karley Cooper; as well as nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: one brother, James Edward Simpson; and two sisters, Charlene Minerich and Lillian “Grevis” Simpson.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Thursday, April 5, 2018, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Guiley and Bro. David Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the Adkinson Family Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8PM Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Michael Adkinson, Jr., Jonathan Adkinson, Luke Poynter, Michael “Razz” Adkinson III, Billy James Adkinson and Chase Cooper.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Matthew and his nurse Fran, at the Comprehensive Care Center in Lexington, Dr. Pep with the UK Palliative Care Dept., and the nurses with MEPCO Home Health, especially Ruth Gibb, for their care and help over the last few months. They also appreciate her church family for the prayers, cards, and many visits that she enjoyed.


Charles Edward Bullock

Mr. Charles Edward Bullock, age 85 of Berea, KY., passed away Sunday, April 1st, 2018 at the Terrace Rehabilitation Facility in Berea, Ky. He entered this life on June 13, 1932 in Wabd, KY. the son of the late Floyd Bullock and Eva Payne Bullock, both of whom preceded him in death. On August 4, 1956 he was united in marriage to Rose Doyle Bullock, and they shared a wonderful life together for 61 years.

He was a retired Parker Seal employee. He will be remembered by his friends and family for his love of woodworking, taking care of his yard and home, and attending church and gospel singings, and the love he gave to his family. He was a member of Hickory Grove Pentecostal Church where he served on the Board of Trustees. He served in the US Armed Forces during the Korean Conflict. He had also been a member of the Brodhead Volunteer Fire Department.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Rose Doyle Bullock, Berea, KY; One daughter, Debbie (Bill) Bradley of Berea, KY; two granddaughters: Breanna (Jon) Adams of Brodhead, KY and Taryn (Brian) Poole of Richmond, KY; two brothers: Bobby Bullock of Eubank, KY; Jimmy Bullock of Blue Ash, OH and four sisters: Louise Renner of West Chester, OH; Annalene Renner of Richmond, OH; Reba Cash of Ottawa, KY and Elva (Frank) Cook of St. Louis, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray Bullock and Henry Bullock.

Visitation for Mr. Charles Edward Bullock will be Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 6-9pm at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals and Friday, April 6, 2018 from 12noon-2PM at Hickory Grove Pentecostal Church. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 6, 2018 at 2pm @ Hickory Grove Pentecostal Church with Bro. Randal Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Madison Memorial Gardens, Richmond, Ky.

Casket Bearers will be Paul Doyle, Larry Doyle, Greg Bullock, Jon Adams, Bill Bradley and Ron Renner.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hickory Grove Pentecostal Church.

Mildred Christine Cooper

Mildred Christine Cooper, age 80, of Cooper Drive in Irvine passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at the Compassionate Care Center following a short illness. She was born January 12, 1938 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Nilie “Post” and Bessie Crowe Stone.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Salem Baptist Church where she attended for 70 years. As a faithful servant of the Lord, she devoted much of her time to the church as a Sunday School teacher, a member of the Women’s Missionary Union and the Sunshine Gang. She had served as a 4-H Leader and had worked at Meals on Wheels. She was an active member of the Homemaker’s Association and the Estill County Historical Society. She enjoyed quilting, gardening and canning, painting and making baskets.

She is survived by Her husband of 63 years Billy Eugene Cooper, 1 Daughter Pauline (Larry) Muncie, 2 Sons Marvin (Linda) Cooper, Raymond (Shurla) Cooper all of Estill Co. 7 Grandchildren Cynthia (Jerry) Townsend, Matthew (Kristine) Cooper, Alissa (Chan) Taylor, Nathan (Garrianna) Cooper, Jaime (Chris) Wallace, Kristie (Matt) Turner and Lindsey (Josh) Rogers, 13 Great Grandchildren Cale Wilson, Carson Wilson, Drake Cooper, Caleb Taylor, Blake Wallace, Chase Wallace, Norah Cooper, Reid Turner, Kinley Taylor, Maci Turner, Myla Wallace, Abram Cooper and Cooper Rogers.

She was preceded in death by 3 sisters; Irene Richardson, Catherine Rose, Ada Stamper and 1 brother, Elton Stone.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 6, 11 AM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Jerry Smith. Burial will be at the Sally Poore Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Thursday at the Funeral Home.

Daniel Tracy Johnson

Daniel Tracy “Boone” Johnson, age 69, of Wolfinbarger Lane in Irvine passed away Monday, April 2, 2018, at the Compassionate Care Center following a short illness. He was born August 12, 1948 in Estill County and was the son of the late Clarence and Grace Willis Johnson.

He was a former lawn care worker at West Irvine Cemetery and had lived in Estill County all his life.

He is survived by His wife Linda Sue Coffey Johnson, 2 Daughters Tracie (Robert) Bishop, April (Daniel) Shuler, 3 Sisters Frances Johnson Day, Carolyn Johnson Edmonson, Ouida Johnson Farthing all of Irvine. 4 Grandchildren: Trenton Daniel Alan Shuler, Brenton Ricky Lee Shuler, Julie Elizabeth Bishop and Breea Raelynn Kylie Shuler

He was preceded in death by 1 brother, Ray Johnson.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 5, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Willie Hargus Gordon. Burial will be at the West Irvine Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Wednesday at the Funeral Home.

Orlenia Baker

Orlenia Baker

Orlenia Spivey Baker was born September 21, 1936 in Jackson County and departed this life Thursday, April 5, 2018 at her residence, being 81 years of age. She is the daughter of the late Carlos & Osie (Brewer) Bowman.

Orlenia is survived by the following children, Clyde David Spivey, Karen Cook and her husband Don and Jean Allen all of McKee, Cleta Greene and her husband David of Carlisle, OH, Renee Payne and her husband Doug of Lakeland, FL, Joyce Wyramon of Richmond, IN, George Baker and his wife Connie of Berea, Janice Rininger and her husband Charles of Berea, Wanda Chasteen and her husband Rocky of McKee and Darrell Baker and his wife Charlotte of Sand Gap. She is also survived by a brother, William Bowman of McKee and by three sisters, Shirley Mullins and her husband Danny of Berea, Mary Jones and her husband Tee of Sand Gap and Edith Dehart of Berea. She was blessed with a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Orlenia was also preceded in death by her first husband, Clyde Spivey; her son, Russell Glen Spivey; brother, Ray Bowman; by two sisters, Okla Gibbons and Barbara Summers. Later in life she married Delbert Baker, who also preceded her in death.

Funeral service 1:00 PM Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Roger Witt officiating. Burial to follow in the Bales Cemetery in Livingston.

James Sherman Spivey

James Sherman Spivey

James Sherman Spivey was born September 9, 1938 in Jackson County and departed this life Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the St. Joseph Hospital in London, being 79 years of age. He was the son of the Sherman Spivey & Haley Jane Johnson Brockman.

He is survived by two sons, James L. Spivey of High Bridge, New Jersey and Michael Barnett of Berea and by one daughter Marcella Spivey of Brodhead. He was blessed with three grandchildren, Rebecca Stevens Ordonez and her husband Miquel and Michael A Halstead his wife Selena and Machinda Cleaver; by two great grandchildren Crystal Rose & Andrew Ordonez and a special great grandchild, Trinity Halstead and by a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by four siblings, Dorothy Rose, Stanley, Luther & Lester B. Spivey.

Funeral service 2:00PM Monday, April 9, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee. Visitation will be 6:00PM Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial to follow in the Reed & Isaacs Cemetery.

Andy Farris York

Andy Farris York

Andy Farris York was born July 6, 1942 in Madison County and departed this life Sunday, April 1, 2018 at his residence, being 76 years of age. He was the son of the late Farris & Mary Jane (Cook) York.

Andy is survived by his loving wife, Donna (Reynolds) York of Tyner and by two children, Anthony York of Tyner and Marquita Thomas and her husband Jason of McKee. He is also survived by a brother, John York and his wife Carolyn of Tennessee and by two sisters, Georgia Creech and her husband Sam of Tyner and Louann Grisby of Ohio. Andy was blessed with five grandchildren, Chris (Danielle) York, Shane (Kandice) Harrison, Megan (Rodney) Harrison, Justin (Cassidy) York and Nikita (Caleb) Davidson; by eight great grandchildren, Kellsey & Angel Morris, Makenzie, Caiden & Abram Harrison,Emory & Tayden York and Jason Davidson; by special nieces, nephews, brothers in law, sisters in law and other family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Andy was also preceded in death by a brother, Harold York and by a sister, Barbara Neeley.

Andy was a member of the Blackwater Baptist Church #1.

Funeral service 2:00PM Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Tim Johnson and Bro. Jason Thomas officiating. Burial to follow in the Andrew Cemetery.

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