OBITUARIES AUGUST 5-12, 2018

Christopher Lee Morgan

Christopher Lee Morgan

Christopher Lee Morgan, age 42 of Berea, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018 at his home. Christopher was born in Livonia, Michigan to Frances Ruth Morgan and the late Terry Lee Morgan.

He was employed by KI, USA of Berea.

Christopher is survived by his wife Rosa Moore Morgan; daughter, Emily Leeann Morgan; his mother Frances Ruth Morgan; one sister, Connie Marie (Michael) Galvan; niece and nephews, Heather (Troy) Fraley, Derek Galvan, Tanner Fraley, and Hunter Fraley.

Funeral services will be 2pm, Monday, August 13, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Rev. Tom Elliott, Rev. Michal Galvan, and Rev. Troy Fraley officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be 12pm-2pm at the funeral home on Monday.

Nora Sandlin

Nora Sandlin, age 104, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at her son’s home in Berea. Nora was born in Jackson County, Kentucky on August 6, 1914, the daughter of John Wesley and Sara Jane Parrett.

She was a member of Birch Lick Baptist Church in Jackson County.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Willie Sandlin, five brothers, Sherman, Aaron, George, Preston and Calvin Parrett; two sisters Myrtle Brewer and Ethel Truett.

She is survived by a son, Earl Sandlin and his wife Cleo of Berea, Ky, her daughter Reba Jones of Hamilton, Ohio, two grandsons, Ron Jones and Ken Sandlin, four great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, one sister Ora Gabbard and her husband Elzie.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home, Berea with Rev. Bruce Alcorn officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11am to 1pm at the funeral home.

Active pallbearers will be Darrell Parrett, Donnie Parrett, David Parrett, Kenny Brewer, Glen Parrett, and Ken Sandlin.

J. B. Croucher

J. B. Croucher

J. B. Croucher, 70, of Berea, died at his residence on Friday, August 10, 2018 following a long illness. He was a life-long resident of Rockcastle County born September 24, 1947, son of the late Robert and Mollie Chasteen Croucher.

He was a retired carpenter, member of Fairview Baptist Church and B. J.’s Coffee Club. J. B. enjoyed many things including, antiques, antique tools, clocks and chewing tobacco. He had a passion for classic vehicles and enjoyed Sunday “Joy Rides” with his family. He was a family man and loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, JoAnn Poynter Croucher; 3 children, Amy Davidson (Donnie), Chad Croucher, Kelly Mobley (Aaron); 1 brother, Roy Lee Croucher (Velma); 3 grandchildren, Brittney, Dustin, Weston; 3 great grandchildren, Ryland, Cayson, Zayden; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and church family.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 8 siblings, Ed, Bert, Junior, Fred Dee, Willard, Norma Jane, Pauline, Bobby Earl.

Funeral Service 1:00 PM, Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Fairview Baptist Church with Pastor Vaughn Rasor and Bro. Jerry Owens officiating. Burial will follow in Berea Cemetery. Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 PM Monday at the church. Reppert Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Pallbearers will be: Kevin Poynter, Bob Alexander, Tim Alexander, Mike Alexander, Buddy Croucher, Ronnie Bowling, Eddie Wayne Croucher. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Brittney Davidson, Dustin Davidson, Weston Mobley, Brothers-in-Law, Eddie Wilson, Russell Poynter, Virgil Rowlette, Bill Gene Sigmon, Frankie Anderkin, Vester Maples.

Charles Mason Moody

Charles Mason Moody

Charles Mason Moody, age 74, of Berea, was born September 18, 1943 to Charles Burnell Moody and Margaret “Lucille” Jackson Moody. He was born at the old Pope Hospital in Richmond, Ky., and was delivered by Dr. Mason Pope, thus his namesake.

As a young man, growing up in Richmond, Ky., he worked at Cornett’s Drugstore and at J.J. Newberry’s and he attended EKU’s Rural School/ Model and graduated from Madison High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served as Bose Mate on the destroyer U.S.S. Beale during the Vietnam Era, Cyprus Conflict, and Cuban Missile Crisis. He was based out of Norfolk, Va., and traveled the Mediterranean Sea and many ports in between. He was a member of the Baptist faith and a member of the Madison County Vietnam Veterans of America. He enjoyed cruise ship vacations and RV camping.

During his career, He worked at Westinghouse, Madison County School System, and retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 2007, having served mainly as a rural carrier for Route 5 in Berea, Ky. for thirty years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as an infant daughter, Amy Carol Moody, and his brother, Paul Wayne Moody (Brenda).

He leaves behind a wife of 32 years, Sheryl Kelly Moody. His children are Richard (Elysa) Moody, Tamara Mason (Mike) Zgoda, step-son Matt (Rachel) Kelly, and step-daughter Laura Moody-Thompson (Wayde). Grandchildren are: Stacey (Ryan) Fischer, Lauren Amy (Ryan) Stumpf, Austin Moody, Mason Paige Zgoda, and Michael Zgoda, Jr., as well as seven great-grandchildren; Autumn, Olivia, Grace, and Knox Fischer, and Stetson, Chesney, and Gentry Stumpf. His nephews: Gregory, Jeffery, and Michael Moody. He recently lost his beloved loyal canine companion, Miss Prissy Moody.

Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Joey Kays and his cousin, Rev. Gary Noe, at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018 atthe funeral home. A military burial will immediately follow at the Old Paint Lick Cemetery at Manse, Ky.

Pallbearers will be: Greg Moody, Jeff Moody, Austin Moody, Michael Zgoda, cousin Ron Jackson, and Wayde Thompson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Madison County Special Olympics, in memory of daughter Amy Moody, 345 Lancaster Ave. Richmond, KY 40475.

Lois Amoroso

Lois Amoroso, 70, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at her home. She was born September 17, 2018, at Cherokee, North Carolina, to the late Cecil and Mame (Gibson) Maney.

She was a retired Transportation Specialist with the Bluegrass Army Depot.

She is the mother of George Amoroso of Richmond, KY and Jess Amoroso of Oakland, California.

Memorial services will be held later. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is serving the family.

Linda Jean Perry

Linda Jean Perry

Linda Jean(Naze) Perry, 71, of Richmond, passed away after arrival at Baptist Health – Richmond. Born on June 29, 1947, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, she was the daughter of Arthur and Imogene (Catron) Naze, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was a retired department manager for Walmart, having been a member of that staff for over 30 years. Linda was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed cooking for her family. She also enjoyed spending time with her extended Walmart family.

Survivors include two daughters, Denise Crump (and husband, Kevin) and Angela Perry, both of Richmond; one brother, John Naze (and wife, Misty) of Richmond; one sister, Charlotte Cobb (and husband, Kenneth)of Hazard, KY; and five grandchildren, Abigail Freeman (and husband, Chris), Thomas Crump, Mason Crump, Caroline Crump and Davis Crump, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 7:00 PM Thursday, August 9, 2018, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Dr. Curtis Christian officiating.

Dorothy Short

Dorothy Short

Dorothy Clark Short, 89, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Kentucky. She was born on February 16, 1929 in Madison County to the late Coleman and Irene Whitaker Clark.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She is survived by: her daughters, Linda Lee Renfro and Sue Ann Parker (Raoul); seven grandchildren, James C. Renfro, Kenneth L. Renfro (Ruth), E. Wayne Renfro (Mary), Madonna Wimmer (Clyde), Daronda Agee (Keith), Nikki Marshall (Matthew), and Sean T. Parker (Shannon); 11 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren and a special friend, Debbie Caldwell.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her brothers, Charles, and Thomas; her sister, Nora Elizabeth Chappel; granddaughter, Trina Kae Curtis; a great-grandson, James D. Renfro; and a son-in-law, Vernon Renfro.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:30 AM Friday, August 10, 2018, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 201 S. Keeneland Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 with Bishop Ronnie Gantt officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM Thursday, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be: Sean T. Parker, Kenneth Lee, Ben Orchard, Johnny Newby, Donovan Curtis and Wayne Renfro. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Keith Agee, Vernon Renfro, Keith A. Agee, Neil. Potter and Raoul Parker.

Richard J. Spivey

Richard J. Spivey

Richard J. “R.J.” Spivey, 91 of Brassfield, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018 at his home. He was born on October 11, 1926 on the Bend Road in the College Hill Section of Madison County, to the late Virgil and Olivia Walters Spivey.

He attended the Bend one room school for 8 years, and was taught by the late Virgie Smyth Young. After grade school, he walked two miles to College Hill Road to ride the bus to Waco High School. After graduating in 1944, he was immediately drafted into the U.S. Army, spending 14 months in the South Pacific Army Corp of Engineers.
Arriving home in late 1946, he resumed his courtship with Gertrude Allen Todd and they married in 1947. Following their marriage, R.J. farmed full time for 18 years. He was later employed by Richmond Utilities as an operator of the Water Plant at College Hill, retiring in 1991 after 27 years of service. He continued to farm and was an avid gardener, known for his special tomatoes which became known as “Spivey Tomatoes”.

He was a member and deacon of The Waco Baptist Church for 52 years, having served as church clerk for 21 years. He served as assistant clerk of The Tates Creek Baptist Association for 8 years and was also a member of the Executive Committee of The Kentucky Baptist Convention having served on the business and finance committee for three years. In addition, he was a 60 plus year member of the Waco Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife of 71 years: Gertrude Todd Spivey; three children: Paul R. Spivey (Millie), Lois Ann Spivey Pigg (David) and Wayne Spivey (Cyndi); one brother: Orville Spivey (Audrey); five grandchildren: Curtis Spivey (Sheri), Amy Conley (Chris), Jill Eades (Jason), Courtney Baas (A.J.) and Cory Britt; twelve great-grandchildren: Stephen, Sarah, Kendra, Cody, Sydney and Sebastian Spivey, Ashton and Triston Conley, Justin and Landon Eades, Colt Rogers and Claire Baas, as well as, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson: Timothy Spivey, two brothers: Wilburn and Jewell Spivey and three sisters: Lorena Sewell, Mona Richardson and Mattie Pitman.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Friday at The Waco Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Spivey and Rev. Mike Erickson officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.
The family will receive family and friends from 5-8 PM Thursday evening at the Waco Baptist Church. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers are: Curtis Spivey, Stephen Spivey, Chris Conley, Jason Eades, Cory Britt and A. J. Baas. Honorary Pallbearers are: Mickey Lutes, Shannon Combs, Warren Combs, Chris Chasteen, David Tapley, Bob Drake, Scott Alexander, Toby Honaker, Hershel Sparks and the entire deacon body of The Waco Baptist Church.

Erma Claire Miller

Erma Claire Miller

Mrs. Erma Claire Pigg Holt Miller, 78 of Mt. Vernon and formerly of Big Hill, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at her home. She was born in Rockcastle County, KY on May 29, 1940, the daughter of William Hearld and Mary Jackson Pigg.

She was a homemaker and a lifelong, faithful Christian and prayer warrior. She loved being around God’s people and was a member of the Livingston Pentecostal Holiness Church.

She was “Mamaw” to everyone and had the most loving and compassionate heart. She loved spending time with her family. She welcomed anyone to her table where she prepared delicious home-cooked meals. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting and singing the praises of the Lord. Mamaw loved everyone and everyone loved Mamaw. Now she can sing, “Where there’ll be no grief or pain, perfect peace and joy shall reign. Home, at last, I shall proclaim ‘Lord, Here I Am’!”

She is survived by her husband of nine years, Pastor James “Jim” Miller; her sons, Kenneth Holt and wife Jammie of McKee, Timothy Holt, also of McKee, and Shannon Holt and wife Chris of Berea; and her beloved grandchildren, Amanda Holt and Emily Holt, both of McKee, and Christopher Holt of Richmond. Also surviving are her step-children, Jennifer Mason, Teresa Minton and husband Donnie, Brenda Miller and husband Rick, Sandy Hale, and Terry Miller, all of Mt. Vernon, and Karen Taylor and husband Buddy of Cynthiana; as well as a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A large extended family of aunts, uncles, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews also survives.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Glozone Holt, to whom she was married for 39 years; siblings, Zulla May Pigg, J. Lee Arley Pigg, Travie Pigg, Starlion Pigg, Sylvania Robinson, Bernice Chasteen, Jessie Pigg, and Donnie Pigg; and a granddaughter, Samantha Holt.

Visitation will take place August 10, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Dowell and Martin Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held August 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Cox Cemetery at Big Hill.

Roberta McGuire

Roberta McGuire

Mrs. Roberta (Newcomb) McGuire, age 67 of Mt. Vernon, wife of Gary “Juicy” McGuire departed this life on Sunday, August 5, 2018 with family by her side at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond after a courageous battle with ALS. She was born on May 19, 1951 in Hazel Patch Ky., a daughter of the late Robert Earl and Norma Whitt Newcomb. On October 9, 1966 she was united in marriage to Gary McGuire and from that union came two children: Tammy and Tim.

She was a member of Brush Creek Holiness Church and attended Higher Praise Ministries. She found great joy in flowers, camping, the outdoors and going to church. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

Those left to celebrate her life are: her husband of 51 years, Gary Wade “Juicy” McGuire of Mt. Vernon; her children: Timothy Wade McGuire (Tricia) of Otttawa, Ky. and Tammy McGuire of Mt. Vernon, Ky.; her grandchildren: Timothy Chase McGuire and Austin Taylor King; her brothers: Farley Newcomb (Teresa) of Livingston, Ky; and Robert Earl Newcomb (Pam) of Hazel Patch, Ky; her sisters: Phyllis Lambdin (Jim) of Mt. Vernon, Ky. and Sharon Eversole (Donnie) of Mt. Vernon, Ky. As well as a host of nieces/nephews, friends and neighbors.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Ray Newcomb, Sr.

Visitation for Roberta will be Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 6-9PM a Higher Praise Ministries with Funeral services being conducted Wed. August 8, 2018 at 11AM at Higher Praise Ministries with Bro. Chris Davidson and Bro. Allen Hensley officiating. Burial will follow in Briarfield Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Roberta may be made to the ALS Association, 1275 K St. NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20005.

Ruth Caudill

Ruth Caudill

Ruth Caudill, 97, of Stanford, KY passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Charleston Healthcare in Danville, KY. Born February 15, 1921 to the late Arvil Hubbard and Goldie Bryant Hubbard, she was the widow of the late George H. Caudill.

She was a former employee of Palm Beach Inc. and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, James Darrel Caudill (Joan) of Richmond, KY; two daughters, Nancy Smith (Johnny) of Stanford, KY, and Ruthann Sykes (Gary) of Scottsville, KY; one brother, Donald Hubbard; one sister, Leola Caudill both of Halls Gap, KY; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Darrel Hubbard; and two sisters, Dorothy Mullins, and Lockie Salyers.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel, Stanford from 5-8pm. Funeral service will be 11am Friday, August 10, 2018 at the funeral home with Reverends Gary King and Johnny Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford

James Larry Auxier

At a time like this, Larry Auxier would want someone to tell a good joke. So here goes: What did one fish say to the other fish when he hit a concrete wall? Dam.

Now you’re laughing. And to know Larry meant doing a lot of that. Whether at his counter refilling a prescription, listening to his Wellness Wednesday radio show on V-99.3, by his side on a fly fishing trip in the Smokies or at the dinner table, Larry had jokes. And he loved to use them.

Laughing was maybe his favorite pastime, but he had plenty of others. Nature. Fishing. Farming. Civil War history. Literature. And music, was there ever music — from The Beatles to The Who, the Smashing Pumpkins to Nine Inch Nails, Larry loved rock and would get lost in its nuances.

Then there was kindness. An unspoken pastime that graced so many who walked through the doors of Plaza Pharmacy, the business he ran in Irvine, Kentucky, for many years. He quietly took care of the people in the community he loved, even if it meant trading fresh produce for their cholesterol medicine.

He was regular people, out there for regular people. He left this life Aug. 9, 2018, but his legacy will carry on through his those he helped, and those he loved. James Larry Auxier, 67, was born Sept. 19, 1950, in Paintsville, Kentucky, to the late James Tilsley and Miriam Josephine Auxier.

He leaves behind his wife, Jo Auxier, of Irvine; two daughters, Lauren (Daniel) Abner of Georgetown, Kentucky, and Sarah (Scott) Rollins of Richmond, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Ashley, Austyn, Savannah, Landon and Lola; a brother, Thomas (Sylvia) Auxier of West Palm Beach, Florida; three sisters, Patricia Auxier of Killen, Alabama, Peggy (Francis Raymond) Leake of Richmond, and Mary Jane (John) Nelson of Danville, Kentucky; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews who will miss him dearly.

Larry graduated from Irvine High School in 1968. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Larry graduated from Eastern Kentucky University upon returning from his service in the Vietnam War, and went on to receive his doctor of pharmacy degree from the McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University. He came back to Irvine, where he would run Clinic Pharmacy for many years in the offices of Drs. Virginia Wallace and Charles Terry before opening Plaza Pharmacy. He craved being able to offer his customers an old-time, delicious experience, and he did just that — it was the place you could go for a Boar’s Head sandwich and a to-die-for milkshake while waiting for your prescriptions.

And laughs. There were always laughs.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at Irvine United Methodist Church with lifelong friend Tony White officiating. Friends are welcome to pay their respects at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at the church, with family attending at 3:30 p.m. The Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals in Irvine is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Alice Miller

Betty Alice Miller, age 74, of Red Lick Road in Irvine passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at the Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital following a long illness. She was born October 12, 1943 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Dewey and Myrtle Rose Coyle.

She was a homemaker and attended the Beaver Pond Christian Church. She had lived in Estill County all her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Miller.

She is survived by Her son Ronald Miller of Estill Co., 1 Sister Shirley (Lester) Stidham, 3 Brothers Paul (Joan) Coyle, Ralph (Thelma) Coyle and Gary (Tammy) Coyle all of Madison Co.

She was preceded in death by 1 son, Timothy Wayne Miller, 1 sister, Carolyn Lainhart and 3 brothers; Roy, Ulyses and William Alfred Coyle.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 11, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Glendon Mayes. Burial will be at the Joe Miller Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Friday at the Funeral Home.

Leon Isaacs

Leon Isaacs was born April 2, 1937 in Jackson County and departed this life Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at his residence, being 81 years of age. He was the son of the late Leonard & Dorothy (Lakes) Isaacs.

Leon is survived by his wife, Shirley Jean (Clemmons) Isaacs of McKee and by three children, Connie Pearson and her husband Paul of Madison Co, Danny Isaacs and his wife Sheila of McKee and Kevin Isaacs and his wife Michelle of McKee. He was blessed with six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

In addition to his parents, Leon was also preceded in death by three sisters, Thelma, Eva & Neva and by three brothers, Leonard Jr., Tilford & Ernest.

Leon was a member of the Kerby Knob Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home Mckee with Bro. Eugene Gentry officiating. Burial to follow in the Hisel Cemetery on Azbill Rd.

Sharon Ann Lawson

Sharon Ann Lawson

Sharon Ann Lawson was born July 3, 1944 in Wolfe County and departed this life Sunday, August 5, 2018 at her residence in Tyner, being 74 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Billy & Lucy Lawson.

Sharon is survived by two sisters, Phyllis Collins of Mt. Sterling and Garnett Little of Clearwater, Fl. She is also survived by her nieces, Tonia Marshall of Tyner, Joan Haddix of Winchester, Patricia Banks, great niece Jeanna Howell of Richmond and by a host of other nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Sharon was also preceded in death by two brothers, Larry Lawson and Jim Lawson and by three sisters, Alma Little, Billie Jarboe and Christine Renfro.

Funeral service 12 Noon Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Joey McIntosh officiating. Burial to follow in the Madison Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were T.J. Lawson, Mike Lawson, Noah Howell, Tra Harrod, Brandon Marshall and Donny Bell.

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