OBITUARIES JULY 22-29, 2018

Dolores Ray Rice

Dolores Ray Rice

Dolores Ray White Rice, age 84, widow of Richard Allen Rice, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2018 at Kenwood Health & Rehabilitation in Richmond, Ky. Mrs. Rice was born December 31, 1933 in Berea, Ky., to the late Walker White Sr. and Glendon Reynolds White.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Berea – Middletown, retired from the finance office with the Department of Defense, and enjoyed in her retirement fishing and playing bingo.

Other than her husband and parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, George White, Monte White, and Walker White Jr.

Mrs. Rice is survived by three sons, Alan Cornell Rice and his wife Debbie, of Anchorage AK., Byron Stafford Rice and his wife Linda of Springfield, OH., Richard Craig Rice and his wife Nina of Berea, Ky., four siblings, Elizabeth Denney, Juanita (Lucian) Huguely, both of Berea, KY., Shirley (Jack) Jackson, of Dayton, OH., Jacqueline (John S. Jr.) Walker, and Kenneth (Faye) White, both of Berea, KY. Her grandchildren, and great grandchildren along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends also survive.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, July 28, 2018 at First Baptist Church Berea at Middletown with Rev. J.K. Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the service. Davis & Powell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Robert Allen Begley

Robert Allen Begley

Robert Allen Begley, age 29, passed away Saturday July 21, 2018 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington of complications from cystic fibrosis. Robert was born August 16, 1988 in Lexington, Ky. to Robert Wayne Begley and Kathleen Clark Turner.

Robert was a 2006 graduate of Madison Southern High School and continued his education with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Information Technology – Multimedia at ITT Technical Institute. He loved to draw and spent time listening to music and playing video games.

Robert is survived by his father, Robert Begley, his mother, Kathleen Clark Turner and her husband Steve, his sister, Elizabeth Riddle and her husband Kristopher, step grandmother Jan Begley, as well as numerous relatives and friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his brother Aaron Christopher Begley, by paternal grandparents Jackie & Norma Begley, maternal grandparents Johnny Clark, and Vivian Lewis.

Funeral services will be 1:00pm Wednesday July 25, 2018 at Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Sam Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Red Lick Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-9pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be David Clark, Timothy Clark, Charles Daniel, Brett Mann, Vincent Smith, and Kris Riddle. Honorary pallbearers will be Seth Haynes, and Johnny Ray Clark.

Trula Faye Davidson

Trula Faye Davidson

Trula Faye Davidson, age 82, of Rockcastle County, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018 at The Terrace. Trula was born in Madison County to the late Mones and Anna Pearl Dees Jackson.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Chestnut Ridge Church of God in Jesus Name.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Elmer Davidson, and infant daughter, Janice Kimberly Davidson, and brother Wade Jackson; two infant brothers and two brothers-in-law, Wayne Pruitt and Jim Cruse.

She is survived by her children Lannie Ray (Rachel) Davidson, Kenneth Cannon (Erica) Davidson, and Sharon Kay (Jim) Smith; her siblings, Jerry (Aleisa) Jackson, Mataline Cruse, Wanda Pruitt, Penny (Stanley) VanWinkle, and Marcie (Boyd) Campbell; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1pm, Monday, July 30, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Bro. James Carpenter and Bro. Stanley VanWinkle officiating. Burial will follow in the Morrill Cemetery in Jackson County. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6-9 pm at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Marcus Sigmon, Lannie Davidson, Jr., Caleb Davidson, Tyler Davidson, Jarrett Burke, and Jordan Davidson.

Bert Taylor

Bert Taylor

Bert Taylor age 83 of Berea, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 26, 2018 at St. Joseph Berea. Bert was born in Berea to the late Perry and Martha Taylor.

He retired from Eastern Kentucky University as a janitor.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother Benny Taylor.

He is survived by his daughters, Jessica N. Taylor and Angie Thomas; Jessica’s mom, Gladys Taylor; two sisters Beulah Coffey and Bonnie; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1pm, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea. Burial will follow in the Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, July 30, 2018 from 6-9 pm at the Funeral Home.

Chad Dale Wheaton

Chad Dale Wheaton

Chad Dale Wheaton age 26, son of Dale Wheaton and the late Patricia Davison Baker, died Monday July 23, 2018 at his home in Berea.

Chad had attended Madison Southern high school and was self-employed.

Chad was preceded in death by his mother Patricia Davidson Baker, and his great grandparents Esther and Arnold Bowman.

Chad is survived by his grandmother Helen Davidson, his sister Haley Lear, and his father Dale Wheaton, and his great aunts and uncles Carolyn Clark, Arlene and Frankie Anderkin, Kenny and Virginia Carroll, Ronald and Sheila Bowman, Michael and Wilhelmina Bowman and Evelyn Bowman.

Funeral services for Chad will be Saturday July 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Bro. David Flannery officiating. Burial will be in the Clark Cemetery at Big Hill. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 am – 1 pm at the Funeral Home.

Philip Ruchka

Philip “Phil” Ruchka, 71, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center. He was born June 19, 1947, in Pittsburgh, PA, to the late Philip and Dorothy Irene (Harris) Ruchka.

Phil was a retired entrepreneur and was the originator of The Pink Cadillac in Richmond. He held his Bachelors degree and was an alumnus of Eastern Kentucky University. As a member of the Worn Cleat Club and member of the EKU Colonel Club where he served as Past President, Phil was an avid follower of EKU Football and did not miss a home game in 53 years. He was a longtime fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and enjoyed going to Jamestown Marina on Lake Cumberland and boating on the lake.

Survivors include his wife, Tammy (Conner) Lawwill-Ruchka of Richmond; one daughter, Virginia Ruchka Mather (Michael) of Owensboro; step-daughter, Jessica Conley of Richmond KY; two step-sons, Corey Lawwill of Centerville, OH and Ben Lawwill (Meghin) of Berea; two sisters, Bonnie Fagan (Steve) and Dodee Grace; four grandchildren, Max Conley, Alexander Conley, Dylan Mather and Chase Mather; and his best friend, Chad Bratzke as well as his lifelong friends, Ron House and Skip Daugherty.

The family will receive visitors from 11 AM until 1 PM Saturday, July 28, 2018, and A Celebration of Life for Phil will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, by Ron House and Chad Bratzke.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to The ALS Association, PO Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022

Daniel Joseph Presnell

Daniel Joseph Presnell

Daniel Joseph Presnell, 77, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Danny was born on March 9, 1941, in Omaha, Nebraska, and was the son of Glenn and Lizabeth Gerhling Presnell, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was retired from Phillips Lighting and had taught in the Madison County School System for 20 years. Danny processed and developed game film for EKU football for many years. He was an avid EKU supporter and an “Eternal Colonel”. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Richmond, as well as the Richmond Lions Club, of which he was past president. He was actively involved in the NEA, KEA, KRTA, and many other organizations throughout his career.

Survivors include: his wife: Margaret Burkhead Presnell; two sons, David Presnell (Brenda) and Alan Presnell (Dana), both of Richmond; one daughter, Cindy Parrett, of Richmond; seven grandchildren, Kristyn Presnell, Kevin Presnell, Kameron Presnell, Parker Presnell, Peyton Presnell, Megan Fergie, and Paige Parrett; and two great-grandchildren, Karlie Johnson and Kashlynn Lamb.

Funeral services for Danny Presnell will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018, at First Baptist Church of Richmond, 425 Eastern Bypass, with Pastor Bill Fort officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at the Church.

Pallbearers will be Steve King, Bruce Whittaker, Bryan Whittaker, Kevin Presnell, Kenny Chenault, and Wes Napier. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Danny’s Sunday school class at First Baptist, as well as members of the Richmond Lions Club.

Marsh Harrison Robinson Jr.

Marsh Harrison Robinson Jr.

Marsh Harrison Robinson Jr., 28, son of Alisia (Lonny) Robinson-Hill and Marsh (Monika) Robinson Sr., passed away, joining friends and family in the next step of life’s magical journey. Sunrise May 19th, 1990 in Fort LeonardWood, MO; Sunset July 21st, 2018 in Richmond, KY.

Knowing Marsh, you knew his heart, his soul. He was genuine, compassionate, and above all, loved so hard. His soul was so full of kindness and generosity, he never judged others, regardless of status, and embraced the unique differences and characteristics of everyone. On this Earth, Marsh spent his younger years growing up with his family in Richmond, KY, graduating from MCHS in 2008. Marsh met lifelong friends in Richmond, that still love him to this day.

After high school, Marsh moved to New Orleans, which became his heart’s new home. Marsh loved NOLA, and NOLA loved him! The music, the food, and the people who also called NOLA home became his life, and his compassionate heart rang loud in the streets of the French Quarter. He sheltered and fed the homeless, and always had a huge smile and a warm embrace. The best hugs.

His friends were his everything, he cared for them deeply, as he knew they cared for him. His family and he were also very close, and his presence on Earth will be missed. He was more than just a son, a brother, a grandson, a friend, he was a piece of each of our hearts, and we can all feel the ache in our hearts where that piece was abruptly transformed. This transformation is painful, frightening, and brings great sadness, but that peace still remains, and will always remain.

Marsh is survived by his sister Miranda (Ian) Robindorf, grandmother Anita Ireland, grandmother and grandfather Marsha and Larry Sherman, grandmother Joan Robinson grandparents Timothy and Karen Rudisell, great-grandmother, Charlotte Caniano, and numerous other family members that can’t imagine a world without Marsh here.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Josephine Martin, grandfather Doug Nieland, grandfather Dr. Phillip Robinson, great-grandmother Mary Lillian Hinkle, great-grandfather, Woodrow “Woody” Hinkle, great-grandmother Jessie Robinson Moore, and his loving cat-brother Snicker Doodle Robinson.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 25th, from 6-8pm, and funeral ,Thursday, July 26th, at 1pm all at Oldham, Roberts, and Powell in Richmond. Burial following services in Richmond Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Marsh’s friends, Kevin Minor, James Webb, Traviss Witt, Curtis Swanson, Jake Brandonburg, and Matt Arthur.

Service by Pastor Bill Fort.

Beloved friends in NOLA will conduct a second line in his honor through the streets of the French Quarter that Marsh called home, tba.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Madison County Humane Society, 128 Big Hill Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, and to Hospice, 350 Isaacs Ln #350, Richmond, KY 40475.

Also, in remembrance of Marsh, take time with your friends and family, give some money or food to someone in need, and let people know you love them every single day. Our hearts are broken but our spirit is strong… he would expect nothing less. We love you, Marsh.

Christopher Sean Guerra

Christopher Sean Guerra

Christopher Sean Guerra, 49, husband of Paula Fain Guerra, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Baptist Health-Richmond.

Chris or “Guru”, as he was known to family and friends was a 1987 Graduate of Madison Central High School where he played football. Following graduation he attended Eastern Kentucky University. His career in fire service began as a volunteer with the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department. In 1989 he joined the Richmond Fire Department where he attained the rank of Captain and was a member of the Richmond Fireman’s Club.

Later he became a member of the Nicholasville Fire Department in Nicholasville. Chris also served as a member of the Bristol Motor Speedway Fire Team, and was a member of The International Association of Firefighters. Currently he was working as a Maintenance Technician at The Ridge in Lexington where he loved to play Santa Claus. He was also active in coaching Richmond Little League and YMCA youth basketball Leagues.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Paula; two sons: Stephen Allen Guerra and Matthew Hunter Guerra; his mother-in-law: Sue Pearson Fain; his brother and sister-in-law: Lee and Patricia Fain and their three children: Joey, Rachael and Alycia; his Aunt: Peggy Rust and a cousin: Greg Carpenter (Lorie).

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law: Clarence Fain and his grandparents-in-law: Bert and Helen Pearson.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, July 28, 2018 at The First Presbyterian Church, West Main St., Richmond. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM Friday at the church. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers are: William Clark, Greg Carpenter, Scotty Nuckolls, Sam Kirby, Dean Vencill, Danny Eades, Kevin Cole and Josh Bolton. Honorary pallbearers are the current and former firefighters with The Richmond Fire Department and The Nicholasville Fire Department.

Donations may be made to The Richmond Fire Department Toys for Kids Program, 200 N. Madison Ave. Richmond, Kentucky 40475 or the Nicholasville Firefighters Toy Drive, 1022 S. Main Street, Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356.

Faye Turpin

Beverly Turpin

Beverly “Faye” Hahn Turpin, 73, passed away Tuesday evening, July 24, 2018 at her home. Faye was the daughter of the late Earl Warren Hahn and Ann Crowe Hawley. She was born on December 31, 1944 in Madison County.

She was a homemaker and was a member of Hargett Church of God.

She is survived by her husband: Bro. William “Forrest” Turpin; one son: Glenn Turpin; two daughters: Donna Turpin Jones (Tommy) of Waco and Kim Turpin (Rick Johnson) of Richmond; a sister: Angela Hahn Kaylor; seven grandchildren: Kellie Clements (Earl), Chris Abrams (Krystal), Shawn Jones (Rachel), Billy Roark (Tabitha), Kent Turpin (Kenzie), Taylor Jones (Brooke) and Kayla Harrell (Charlie); twelve great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother and sister-in-law: Gary and Jo Donna Hahn; and a niece: Missy Matthews Kelley.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, July 27, 2018 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons.

The family would like to extend a special thank you, to her hospice nurse, Jodi Neal.

Donations may be made to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, Kentucky 40403.

Gary Monroe Hayes

Gary Monroe Hayes

Mr. Gary Monroe Hayes, 61 of Mt. Vernon, died Saturday, July 21, 2018 at his home. He was born in Madison County, KY on January 29, 1957 the son of Ernest and Christine Sowder Hayes.

He had been a factory worker and was of the Baptist Faith. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by two children, Josh Hayes and fiancée Margaret, and Deana Newcomb, both of Mt. Vernon; four grandchildren, Morgan Mullins, Lyndsay Newcomb, Jaeleigh Hayes, and Madison Hayes; a brother, Bill Hayes and wife Rhonda of Mt. Vernon; and a sister, Debbie Prewitt and husband Alex of Louisville. Also surviving is his best friend and ex-wife, Freda Hayes of Mt. Vernon.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Johnny McFerron; and two nephews, Tony Hayes and Billy Hayes.

Visitation will be July 26, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Dowell and Martin Funeral Home. The funeral will follow the visitation at 1:00 PM.

Freeman Verda Denny

Freeman Verda Denny

Freeman Verda Denny, 62, of Stanford, KY passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford. Born May 8, 1956 in Crab Orchard, KY to the late Edward Denny and Bonnie Hacker Denny.

He was the widower of the late Doris Denny. He worked as a farmer for most of his life and attended Philadelphia Baptist Church.

Survivors include three children, Edward Lee Denny of Crab Orchard, KY, Freeman Denny, Jr. (April) of Danville, KY, and Melissa Mink (Norman) of Lawrenceburg, KY; one brother, Johnny Denny (Phyllis) of Berea, KY; two sisters, Boneta Powell (Lester) of Stanford, KY, and Julie Hale (Paul) of Crab Orchard, KY; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Eddie Denny; and two sisters, Freda Denny and Betty Denny.

Visitation will be Friday, July 27, 2018 at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel, Stanford from 11am-12pm. A graveside service will follow at 1pm at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in Broughtontown, KY.

Beverly Gene Miller

Beverly Gene Miller, age 92, of Garrett Avenue in Irvine passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018, at the Compassionate Care Center. He was born April 18, 1926 in Estill County and was the son of the late Pearl and Ollie Frances Ashcraft Miller.

He was a retired yard master with the CSX Railroad and was a member of the Irvine Masonic Lodge #137. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon since 1957.

He was preceded in death by his wife, BonEva Hall Miller.

He is survived by 1 Daughter Diana (Danny) Long, 1 Son Larry Quentin (Janice) Miller both of Estill Co., 3 Grandchildren Gregory Alan (Michelle) Osborne, Larry Kevin (Dana)Miller and LaTisha (Ben) Berrey, 6 Great Grandchildren Marlee Kate Miller, Katelyn Renee Osborne, Grant Miller, Brandon Osborne, Shelbee Isabella Miller and Lincoln Berrey

He was preceded in death by 1 grandchild, Dana Long Simpson, 3 sisters; Hazel Cloetta, Helen Ruth Wise, Mavis MaGee and 1 brother, Ernest Dunaway.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, July 30, 1 PM at the Calvary Baptist Church by Bro. Marc McLean. Burial will be at the Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Sunday at the Church. Masonic rites will be performed Sunday 7:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Compassionate Care Center or the Calvary Baptist Church.

William Tommy Bingham

William Tommy Bingham was born September 2, 1948 in Jackson County and departed this life Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Corbin, being 69 years of age. He was the son of the late George & Mary Fields Bingham.

Tommy is survived by his wife Carol (Davidson) Bingham of Berea and his daughter, Stephanie Cope and her husband Greg of Berea. He is also survived by a host of brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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

Funeral service will be 3:00 PM Monday, July 30, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Bruce Hays officiating. Burial to follow in the Bingham Cemetery. Lakes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Katherine Isaacs

Mary Katherine Isaacs was born October 8, 1936 in Jackson County and departed this life Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Richmond, being 82 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Stanton & Velma Reece Marcum.

Mary Katherine is survived by four children, Dennis Isaacs and Jerry Isaacs both of McKee, Teresa (Scott Getman) Richardson of Cookeville, TN and Debra (Ricky) Newman of Beattyville. She is also survived by two brothers, Elmon Marcum of Berea and Jackie Marcum of McKee and by four sisters, Lorena Brockman of Irvine, Hope Marcum of London, Joy Marcum of McKee and Carolyn Brandenburg of Mt. Vernon. She was blessed with one granddaughter, Tiffany Richardson.

In addition to her parents, Mary Katherine was also preceded in death by her husband, Rodney Isaacs and by her brother, Dotson Marcum.

Mary Katherine was a member of the New Zion Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be 1:00 PM Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home Mckee with Bro. Shane Gabbard officiating. Burial to follow in the Isaacs Family Cemetery.

Jeff Carpenter

Jeffery Lloyd Carpenter

Jeffery Lloyd Carpenter, better known as Jeff was born November 24, 1957 in Springfield, OH and departed this life Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at the University of Cincinnati Hospital, being 60 years of age. He was the son of the late Oval Carpenter and Elise Turner Carpenter Taulbee.

Jeff is survived by his daughter, Amanda Burkhart of Annville; grandchild, Raylan Burkhart of Annville and by his siblings, Mary Jo Westerfield of Annville, Debra Blanton of Danville, Julie Carpenter Coffey of Berea, Dennis Taulbee of Ohio, and Thomas Taulbee of California. Jeff is also survived by his girlfriend, Denise Allison of Maysville; by her two children, Shayla Allison and her husband Chuck Giese and Wes Allison and her granddaughter, Eleanor Giese all of Maysville. Jeff & Denise were raising two grandchildren Ashlynn & Carter Fulton also of Maysville.

In addition to his parents, Jeff was also preceded in death by his sister, Debra Dunaway; brother, Robert Taulbee and by his step father, Bernard Howard Taulbee.

Funeral service will be 3:00 PM Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Garland Gabbard officiating. Burial to follow in the Seven Pines Cemetery. Visitation will be held before the service beginning at 2:00 PM.

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