OBITUARIES APR. 15-22, 2018

William Edward Spires

William Edward Spires

William Edward “Eddie” Spires, age 61, died Monday, April 16, 2018 at Baptist Health in Richmond Ky. He was born March 19, 1957 in Berea, Ky. to the late William Otis and Barbara Gadd Spires.

He was a forklift operator at Rand McNally and Bluegrass Plating. Eddie was of the Baptist faith.

Eddie is survived by one daughter, Barbara Ann Spires of Berea, Ky., two brothers, James (Loretta) Spires of Berea, Ky., Dennis Spires of Berea, Ky., and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and friends.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Doug Spires and nephew David Spires.

Funeral services will be 1:00pm Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Lee Abney officiating. Burial will follow in the Chasteen Cemetery. Visitation will be 11:00am Thursday until service time at the funeral home.

Anna Lear

Anna Frances Conn Lear age 92, widow of Charles Lear, passed away Thursday April 19, 2018 in Richmond, Ky. She was born August 30, 1925 in Madison County to the late Walter and Bertha Scoggan Conn.

Anna was a homemaker and a member of Man of War Church of God.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by her son Elmer Lee Lear; daughter-in-law Holly Sue Lear; grandson Darin Lear; great-grandson Christian Anderson; brothers Louis Conn and Cecil Conn.

She is survived by her daughter Patricia Lear, granddaughter Tracci (Gerry) Metcalfe; great-grandson Kraig (Hannah) Anderson; great-granddaughter Summer Lear; great-great granddaughter Avery Anderson; Step grandchildren Zondra Thornton, Butch Amburgey and Lee (Christine) Amburgey; sister Lucy Carpenter; brother Harold (Rosetta) Conn as well as step-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:30pm Sunday April 22, 2018 at Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Mitchell Tolle officiating. Visitation will be 11:00am until service time.

Pallbearers will be Kraig Anderson, Gerry Metcalfe, Tony Carpenter, Darrell Conn, Harold W. Conn, Kirt Conn and Walter L. Conn. Burial will follow in the Cartersville Cemetery.

Harold Allen Harp

Harold Allen Harp age 48, died suddenly April 17, 2018 at the St Joseph Berea Hospital. Harold was born in Knox County to the late Otis James and Ethel Paul Harp.

He had worked at Walmart in Corbin.

Harold was also preceded in death by his siblings: Helen Jean Logan, James Harp Jr., Norman Kenneth Harp, Chris Harp, and William Grant Harp.

Harold is survived by his sisters: Doretha (James) Rhodus, Stella Mason, Kathy (Richard) Logan, and Tamara Harp, and two half-sisters: Evelyn (Ted) King, and Loretta Gripple.

A memorial service will be held by the family at a later date, Lakes Funeral Home Berea handled arrangements.

Randall Eugene Bowman

Randall Eugene Bowman

Randall Eugene Bowman age 52, passed away Monday April 16, 2018 at his home. Randall was the son of Violet Carrier Bowman and the late John Bowman.

Randall is survived by his brothers: John W. Bowman, Rick Bowman, Ken Bowman, Robert Bowman, Tim Bowman, and Donald Bowman, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Randall will be Saturday April 21, 2018 at 5pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea. The family will have visitation from 2 – 5 pm Saturday at the funeral home.

Eunice May McCullough

Eunice May McCullough

Eunice May Johnston McCullough, 75, died Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. She was born August 16, 1942 in Usebridge, London, England.

No public service scheduled at this time. Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service entrusted with arrangements.

Garry Irwin

Garry Irwin, 82, of Berea, died Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at The Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was a Portsmouth, Ohio native born October 12, 1935, son of the late James and Lorraine Lowe Irwin.

A Civil Engineer, his passions outside of work included his volunteer work within Berea Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and as Chairman of the Property and Space Committee and dearly loved serving as a food bank volunteer there. A past member of Rotary International and the Lexington Singers, he loved fly fishing, restoring old MG and Mercedes Benz automobiles, and most of all, biking together with his wife Irene.

Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years, Irene Blanton Irwin; 2 children, Laura Frantz (Randy), Chris Irwin (Nicia); six grandchildren, Andrew, Joshua, Wyatt, Daniel, Paul and Kaylea; as well as his Church family.

Private service will be held at a later date. Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service entrusted with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions suggested to Berea Baptist Church Food Bank.

Michael Edward Sextons

Michael Edward Sexton

Michael Edward Sexton of Richmond, KY, passed away peacefully, the evening of Thursday, April 19, 2018.

He was an avid motorcyclist, maintaining numerous relationships with many clubs across the country. He held active membership status with the American Legion Riders Post #79 and The Brotherhood of the Grey Bearded Bikers, as well as participated heavily with the Patriot Guard Riders and many other organizations. A true patriot, he held a retired status with the Army National Guard, and loved his country with a passion. However, his family held status as his true pride and joy.

He is preceded in death by his parents William Edward and Helen Ruddell Sexton.

He is survived by: his wife, Jane Olds Sexton of Richmond, KY; brother, Gregory Sexton (wife Catherine) of Columbia, SC; three children, Ashley Neff (Jeremy) of Irvine, KY, William “Billy” Sexton (Kim), and Robert “Bobby” Sexton, both of Richmond, KY; as well as 8 grandchildren, Sabastian and Seth Henry, Michael and William Neff, Logan, Aubrey, Austin, and Allison Sexton; and numerous friends.

Visitation will be in Richmond, KY, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home on Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will also be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, April 23, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will immediately follow in the Richmond Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Mike’s honor to: the Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475; the American Legion Riders Post #79, P.O. Box 203, Ravenna, KY 40472; or your choice of any Cancer/Leukemia Research Foundation.

Daniel Boone Rucker

Daniel Boone Rucker

Daniel Boone Rucker, 52, of Richmond, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Baptist Health in Richmond. Born September 23, 1965, in Dayton, Ohio to Elza Rucker and Martha Hale Rison.

He was in the Navy during the Desert Storm era and worked in construction. An avid boxer, Daniel won the Golden Gloves Boxing Competition two years in a row and tried out for the Olympics in Colorado.

Daniel is survived by his mother and two sons, Cameron Rucker (SC) and Caleb Rucker (Richmond). He is also survived by one brother, John Rucker (OH); two sisters, Lissa Webster (OH) and Julie Bodeman (MI); along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mark Rison.

Visitation for Daniel will be Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 6:00-9:00 PM at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home in Richmond.

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Ralph Jennings Short

Ralph Jennings Short, 86, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Berea Health & Rehab. Mr. Short was born on February 9, 1932 in Berea, and was the son of Earl and Mary Pearl Kidd Short, both of whom preceded him in death.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mr. Short was a retired truck driver, and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, as well as the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife, Elizabeth Lear Short; one son, Ricky Lee Short; two brothers, Earl Short, Jr. and Clarence Short; and two sisters, Bonnie Collins and Hazel Wells.

Survivors include one brother, Corbin Allen, of Berea, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Ralph Short will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. William Dooley officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at.

Pallbearers will be Bill Short, Rodney Short, B.J. Short, Robert Short, Matthew Trent, and Dewayne Lewis. Honorary bearers will be Corbin Allen and Holbert Halcomb.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

Charles Scudder Parks

Charles Scudder Parks

Charles Scudder Parks, 77, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the VA Hospice Care Center in Lexington. He was born on October 16, 1940 in Madison County to the late Richard Fowler and Lucy Jones Parks.

Mr. Parks was a US Air Force Veteran, a retired Commonwealth Life Insurance Agent, and a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of the Red House Baptist Church.

Mr. Parks is survived by: his wife of 54 years, Shirley Murphy Parks; one daughter, Melissa Smith (Allen); two brothers, Harold Parks (Nina) and Clay Parks; three sisters, Ann Christen, Lucy Reams, and Mary Lee Webb (Gene); one granddaughter, Abigail Smith; as well as a host of other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Parks was preceded in death by: six brothers, John, Ed, Gene, Paul, Andrew and Mariel Parks; and two sisters, Ethelene Cahill, and Sue Slagle.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:30 PM Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Rob Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be at 11AM Saturday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Reagan Taylor, James S. Parks, Dwight Parks, David Parks, Allen Smith and Darrell Webb.

Expressions of Sympathy may be made to VA Hospice Volunteer Services, 2250 Leestown Rd., Lexington, KY 40511.

Barbara Jo Kirby

Barbara Jo Kirby, 69, of Berea, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the UK Hospital. She was born in Berea on January 31, 1949 to the late Lloyd Franklin and Celia Dean Kirby.

She was a cashier at Walmart for 14 years, enjoyed crocheting and was a member of the Liberty Avenue Baptist Church.

She is survived by: two daughters, Christy Kay Smith (Rodelle Meade) and Jayme Brooke Jonson; three grandchildren, Justen Smith (Samantha), Kelly Smith (Tim McIntosh), and Jonah Blade Johnson; one great-grandson, Beau Maddux McIntosh; one sister, Kay Stewart; and one brother, Tim Kirby.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Clifford Kerby.

The family has chosen private services. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond.

Ballard C. Marshall

Ballard Curtis Marshall

Mr. Ballard Curtis Marshall, 89, of Lexington, formerly of Richmond, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018 at his home. Born in Madison County on November 11, 1928, Mr. Marshall is the son of Robert Marshall and Nettie Dixon Marshall.

He retired as a 1SGT of the United States Army having serving during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He was an avid fisherman, golfer and hunter and dearly loved his grandchildren.

On December 8, 1949, Mr. Marshall was united in marriage to Virginia Ray Marshall and they recently celebrated 68 years of marriage.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by one son: Dan Marshall and wife Cindy of Winchester, two daughters: Debra Clements and husband Robert and Judy Brock all of Lexington; one sister: Helen Marshall; seven grandchildren: Christi Joseph and husband Corbin, Cara Marshall, Cheryl Marshall, Robert C. Clements, Ginny Zachari, Justin Whitaker, Tiffany Whitaker and Shawn-Michael Whitaker; nine great grandchildren: Shelby Marshall, Aubrey Kirkland, John Daniel Merritt, Jordan Hinkle, Thomas Zachari, Katie Zachari, Rayden Peel, Lyndon Lawson and Tysonn Whitaker and four great-great-grandchildren: Xander Merritt, Ezrah Kirkland, Thea Merritt and Juett Purvis.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Marshall was also preceded in death by his daughter: Dana Lynn Whitaker; his brother: Bill Marshall; three half-brothers: Tom Marshall, Robert “Brownie” Marshall and Doug Marshall and three sisters, Geneva Lynch, Shirley Hendricks and Samantha Coffey.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:30 PM Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Pastor Carol Postin officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Robert C. Clements, John Daniel Merritt, Shawn-Michael Whitaker, Justin Whitaker, Jonathan Brock, Shawn Brock and Corbin Joseph.

Joseph Carl Folandil

Joseph Carl Foland

Joseph Carl Foland, 64, the loving husband of Joyce Green, and the Co-Owner and operator of Jordan Hill Farm, passed away Saturday afternoon, April 14, 2018, at St. Joseph-East Hospital in Lexington. Joe was born on December 19, 1953 in Chicago, IL. He was the son of the late William Foland and Delores Prendki Brannen.

On June 27, 2009, he married the love of his life, his high school sweetheart, Joyce. She always lovingly called him “Joey” and, as he would often say, “My heart belongs to Joycie”. They moved to Madison County and a dream of theirs became a reality when they purchased their home. Wanting to share the beauty of the Kentucky countryside with others, they chose to make this remarkable place available as a venue for people to come and see all that their farm had to offer.

Joe was a service technician for AT&T. He loved his customers very much. He always had a soft spot for “the little old ladies” or any customer who had a pet. He was a union man and was a proud member of the Communication Workers of America.
Joe was also a simple man. He loved music, especially the music of his time. He always had a smile on his face and, as he often said, he just wanted to live life “happily ever after”.

In addition to his wife, Joyce, Joe is survived many loving relatives and friends. A memorial tribute to honor his life will be held this summer.

Details will be announced at a later date. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Madison County Humane Society, P.O. Box 2094, Richmond, KY 40476 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73132 (please indicate on the check memo line, “For sebaceous carcinoma research”).

Austin Nathaniel Hughes

Austin Nathaniel Hughes

Austin Nathaniel Hughes, age 21, of Queensborough Drive in Berea passed away Monday, April 16, 2018. He was born February 16, 1997 in Bessemer, Alabama and was the son of Jeremy Hughes and Kelly Henderson.

He was a Hitachi employee and a member of the Off-Roading Club. He had lived in Alabama most of his life.

He is survived by His mother Kelly Henderson of Estill Co., His father Jeremy (Gina) Hughes of Alabama, Grandparents Mary Sheets of Estill Co., J.C. & Ginger Shew of Alabama, Paul & Tammy Henderson of Madison Co., 2 Sisters Peyton Henderson of Estill Co., Jasmine Hughes of Alabama, 1 Brother Caleb Henderson. Madison Co.

Memorial services will be conducted Thursday, April 19, 7 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel. Friends may call after 6 PM Thursday at the Funeral Home.

Lisa Ann Reams

Lisa Ann Reams

Lisa Ann (Smith) Reams, age 57 of Mt. Vernon passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the Rockcastle Regional Hospital. Lisa entered this life on October 8, 1960 the daughter of the late Earl and Edna Pauline (Bradley) Smith.

She enjoyed gardening and yard work, the UK Wildcats, caring for her pet “babies”, and most of all spending time with her family, especially her new grandson Daniel. She was of the Baptist Faith.

Those left to celebrate her life are her sons: Jonathan (Kathy) Price of Mt. Vernon, Ky. and Christopher (Christina) Price of Berea, KY; her brothers: Eugene (Betty) Smith, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Donnie (Roxanne) Smith of Louisville, Ky.; and Roger (Cassie) Smith of Corydon, Indiana; her sisters: Barbara (Daryl) McFerron, of Mt. Vernon, KY,; and Linda Fisher, of Cincinnati, Ohio; and her grandson Daniel Joseph Price. She is also survived by her lifelong friend and former husband: Wendell Price.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister: Carolyn Damrell, and brothers: Larry Smith, Jeffery Smith, and Harold Smith.

Visitation for Lisa Ann Reams will be Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 11AM-1PM at Lighthouse Assembly of God Church. Funeral services for Lisa Ann Reams will be Thursday, April 2018 at 1PM at the Church with Bro. Tim Hampton officiating. Burial will follow in Ottawa Cemetery.

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