OBITUARIES AUG. SEPT. 2-9, 2018

Robert Lee King

Robert Lee King

Robert Lee King, 42, of Louisville died Monday, September 3, 2018 at Clifton Oaks Nursing Home following an illness. He was a Richmond, KY native born February 14, 1976, son of the late Joe Douglas King and the late Deborah Harris King Hogan.

Robert was a U. S. Navy veteran, Certified Nursing Assistant and enjoyed serving as a D. J. in his spare time.

Survivors include his step-mother, Teresa King; step-grandmother, Katherine King; brother, Skylar King; 12 uncles and aunts, Ronnie King, Gary King, Debbie Combs, Charlie King, Jeffrey King, Susie Cole, Greg King, Linda Wynn, Frankie King, Kathy Harrison, Penny Isaacs, Steve King; as well as numerous cousins, relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charles and Norma Jean Miller Harris; paternal grandparents, Frank and Lorene Evans King; 6 uncles and aunts, William King, Everett King, Loretta Agee, Danny King, Jerry King, Darrell King.

Memorial Service 2:00 PM, Friday, September 7, 2018 at Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service with Bro. Greg King officiating. Acceptance of Friends at 1:00 PM.

John H. Saylor

John H. Saylor

John H. Saylor, 88, of Garrard County, died suddenly Saturday, September 1, 2018 at St. Joseph Berea Emergency Room. He was a Harlan County native born April 21, 1930, son of the late John and Delia Caldwell Saylor.

He was a member of Harmons Lick Church of God, and had been a resident of Garrard County for over 30 years.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Jordon Saylor; 2 sisters, Nora Malicote, Rose Lewis; long-term cargivers, Paul and Shirley Broughton; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and church family. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 7 siblings.

Funeral Service 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Harmons Lick Church of God. Burial will follow in Stringtown Cemetery. Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 PM Tuesday at the church. Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service entrusted with arrangements.

Pallbearers will be: Patrick Himes, Steve Clark, Nathan Miller, David Land, James Caldwell, Corbett Caldwell.

Stella Margaret Cobb

Stella Margaret Cobb

Stella Margaret (Griggs) Cobb, 100, of Richmond, the widow of Vernon A. Cobb, departed this life on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Kenwood Health & Rehab in Richmond. Born February 21, 1918, at Valley View, Kentucky, in Madison County, she was the daughter of Vernon and Mary Jane (Benton) Griggs, both of whom preceded her in death.

Stella was a homemaker and she had retired from Eastern Kentucky University food services (Department of Baker). She was a loving mother, a great cook and she enjoyed gardening and quilting. Stella was a devoted member of Tates Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Doug Cobb (Deanna) of Richmond; three daughters, Jo Ann Whitaker (Harry Dean Jr.), Judy Anderson (Nathan) and Betty Wilson, all of Richmond. Also surviving is one brother, Vernon Griggs; 11 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by five brothers, Frank, Calvin, Carl, Vannie, and Bailey Griggs; three sisters, Gretta Vilett, Florence Perkins, and Etta Jean Tucker; and one grandson, Hunter Whitaker.

Funeral service for Stella will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Bro. Jerry Huffman officiating. Burial will follow at the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 – 9 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Harold Douglas Cobb, Scott Cobb, Chad Cobb, Hardy Whitaker, Keith Anderson, Darin Anderson, Derrick Whitaker, Jason Whitaker and Jeremy Whitaker. Honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters, Whitney Burns and Heather Anderkin.

Shirley Dee Hendricks

Shirley Dee Hendricks

Mr. Shirley Dee Hendricks, 65, of Richmond, passed away on Thursday evening, September 6, 2018 at his home. He was born on August 16, 1953 in Madison County to the late Jewell and Thelma Agee Hendricks.

He was a life-long farmer and was a 25 year employee of the Home Tobacco Warehouse. Mr. Hendricks loved Tennessee Walking Horses and also enjoyed playing Softball and watching the Cincinnati Reds.

He is survived by: his wife of 47 years, Lillian “Lynn” Reece Hendricks; two sons, Gregory Dewayne Hendricks (Tina), and James Brian Hendricks; five grandchildren, Drew Hendricks, Lauren Hendricks, Ty Hendricks, Taylor McCauley and Hunter Hendricks; one brother, Roger Hendricks, as well as a host of other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: one daughter, Jacklin Lynn Hendricks and one brother, Donnie Pete Hendricks.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Monday, September 10, 2018, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., with Bro. Owen Moody officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9 PM Sunday, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Ritchie Blanton, Darrell Reece, Drew Hendricks, Ty Hendricks, Nolan Winkler, Jr., James “Jimbo” Middleton, Justin Thomas and Bobby Huff. Honorary pallbearers will be: Jimmy Simpson, Lloyd Baker, Junior Agee, Larry Reece, Robert Renfro, Jerry Edington, Jimmy Middleton, Edwin Luxon, John Frank Cornelison, Hunter Hendricks, Timmy Lainhart, and Jay Cornelison.

The family would like to thank Hospice Care for all of their help during this time.

Garry M. Baker

Garry Marshall Baker

Garry Marshall Baker, 71, passed away Wednesday evening, September 5, 2018 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center. Garry was born on July 14, 1947 in Madison County, the son of the late Andrew J. and Evelyn Rose Baker.

He was a retired security guard at Gibson Greeting in Berea. Garry loved his family dearly. He was an avid Cincinnati Reds Baseball Fan and he loved collecting baseball cards and different types of memorabilia. As a teenager, Garry was baptized into the fellowship of The Viney Fork Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife: Geneva Kendrick Baker; one daughter: Jennifer Lainhart (Jon); two grandsons: Andrew and Jakob Lainhart; one sister: Mildred Reed; three brothers: Bobby Baker (Janet), Benny Baker and Marty Baker as well as several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to his parents: he was preceded in death by a son: Brian Baker.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Fort officiating. Burial will follow in the Isaacs Cemetery in Rockcastle County. Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM Sunday.

Pallbearers are: Andrew Lainhart, Jakob Lainhart, Mike Reed, Josh Baker, Garrison Carrier and Anthony Kendrick.

Tina Michelle Barrett

Tina Michelle Barrett

Tina Michelle Barrett, 41, of Somerset passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center in Somerset. She was born in Madison Co., Ky. on September 17, 1976, the daughter of Russell and Nancy Foster Barrett.

Tina was a homemaker who loved to make others smile and especially enjoyed singing.

Survivors include two sons, Trevor Dale Barrett and his fiancé’, Kaitilyn Murphy, and Colton Wade Thacker, both of Somerset; one daughter, Miranda Michelle Wiseman (Andy), of Richmond; her fiance’, Joseph Thacker; three brothers, Ronnie Barrett (and Glenda), Roger Barrett (Alan Marshall), and Russell Barrett (Janet); five sisters, Vonda Gail Clark, Judy Moore (Lane), Geneva Gilbert, Patricia Covey (Dean), and Shirley Burns (J. B. “Tuffy”); a grandchild, Malory Michelle Wiseman.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Loretta K. Barrett.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:30 PM Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Dr. Jerry Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in Richmond Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 11:30 AM Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Andy Wiseman, Russell Barrett, Dean Covey, Alan Marshall, Roger Barrett and Danny Wiseman.

George Robert Hacker

George Robert “Rob” Hacker, 45, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018. He is the son of the late Donald Wayne Hacker and is survived by his mother, Linda York Liford and his brother, Dwayne Hacker.

He was a skilled artisan and blacksmith. Rob was well loved by his many friends.

Memorial services will be at a later date. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home in charge.

Louella Bussell

Louella Bussell

Mrs. Louella Bussell, 87, longtime resident of Mt. Vernon and the Hummel area, passed from this life to be with her Lord on the 5th of September, 2018 at Rockcastle Regional Hospital.
Louella Clark was born May 2, 1931 in Rockcastle County and became the beloved wife of Charles Edward Bussell. She had 6 children, 13 grandchildren and, to date – 13 great grandchildren.

Louella also became known as Granny Lou or Granny Bussell to many of the young people, their parents, and families within the community due to her love for sports by supporting her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as they played many sports for the Rockcastle County Rockets. She had a grandson or great grandson playing for the Rockcastle County Football team 24 years out of 27 beginning 1990 to 2016. Many times she would watch back-to-back games from field to field but she loved it. Her hobbies were gardening, politics, and above all, supporting her family in all their many sporting activities. She was an election officer for Rockcastle County for many, many years until she was no longer able. Voters would often miss her presence and ask about her. She had been a bus driver for the Rockcastle County Child Development Center, was a member of Freedom Baptist Church, and was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her children, Sharon Thacker (Jesse), Carol Kirby (Roy Allen), Charles Tommy Bussell (Teresa), Janet McClure (Barry) and Michael Bussell (Wanda) all of Mt. Vernon; and two brothers Lonnie Clark of Berea and Donnie Clark of Versailles. She is also survived by her grandchildren whom she loved dearly; Stacy and Jessica Thacker, Dana Bullock, Chriss Kirby and Shane Kirby, Devon Bussell, Mickey, Dusty and Tiffany McClure, Scott Daughtery, James Michael, Kyle, and Jacob Bussell; her 13 great grandchildren who became the light of her life in her later years; Avery and Logan Bullock, Robert and Juliann Kirby, Chayse, Addison, Maddux, and Greyson McClure; Sydney Bussell, Aiden, Ashton and Addley Daugherty and Margot Bussell. She also has many nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends that will mourn her passing.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Bussell, parents John and Nannie McGuire Clark, one brother James Clark, one sister Stella Marie Coffey, and one daughter Deborah Sue Bussell.

Visitation will be Saturday September 8, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Dowell and Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will take place at the Elmwood Cemetery.

Kendra Nicole Coulter

Kendra Coulter

Kendra Nicole “Nikki” Coulter, 39, of Danville, KY passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. She was born on August 29, 1979 in Danville, KY to Mike Brummett (Penny) and Trena Adams (Danny) both of Lancaster, KY.

She was a 1997 graduate of Boyle County High School, and attended Eastern Kentucky University where she studied nursing. Nikki enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, taking care of her grandparents, and in her spare time loved shopping and collecting purses. She was a member of Perryville Baptist Church and attended Junction City First Christian Church.

In addition to her parents, survivors include her husband, Timmy Coulter; her step-daughter, Sidney “Madi” Coulter; one brother, Derek Brummett; all of Danville, KY, two step-brothers, Deric Smith of Lexington, KY and Matt Hendry of Missouri; two step-sisters, Shannon Adams of Hustonville, KY, and Melissa Holt of Perryville, KY; her maternal grandfather, Clysten Elder of Danville, KY; two nieces, Gracie & Rylee Brummett of Danville, KY; her aunt, Lucy Elder of Danville, KY; and many friends whom she loved dearly.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Jerry and Jean Brummett; maternal grandmother, Clara Elder; an aunt, Sharon McCarty; and two uncles, Scott Brummett and Delbert Elder.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Junction City First Christian Church from 5-9pm. Funeral service will be 11am Monday, September 10, 2018 at the church with Reverends John Westerfield and Gary Durham officiating. Burial will follow at Bellevue Cemetery in Danville.

Casket bearers will be: Brandon Miller, Jeremy Brummett, Taylor McCarty, Deric Smith, Shane Lopez, Joey Brummett, and Mark Wilson. Honorary bearers are: Brice Gibson, Doug Elder, Robbie Williams, Gracie Brummett, Rylee Brummett, Sidney “Madi” Coulter, and EMRMC Critical Care Nursing Staff.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Donna Kay Nunn

Donna Kay Nunn

Donna Kay Nunn was born March 11, 1956 in Laurel County and departed this life Monday, September 3, 2018 at her residence, being 62 years of age. She was the daughter of Hershel Lynch of McKee and of the late Beatrice (Gray) Lynch.

Kay is survived by her son, Steven (Cheyenne) Nunn of Gray Hawk and daughter, Kayla Nunn of McKee. She was blessed with three grandchildren, Dylan Nunn, Story Bonta and Bennett Alexander Nunn. Other survivors include her father Hershel (Helen) Lynch of McKee; siblings, Linda (Phillip) Akemon of Gray Hawk, Bill (Judy) Lynch of Tyner, James Lynch, Chris Lynch of Richmond; brother in law, Riley Singleton of Annville; step brother, Wesley (Londa) Freeman of Annville and Debra (Jeff) Roberts of Dayton, OH.

Kay was preceded in death by her mother, Beatrice Lynch; daughter, Bridgette Nunn; twin brother, Donald Ray Lynch and sister, Trish Singleton.

Funeral service 2:00 PM Friday, September 7, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Carroll de Forest officiating. Burial to follow in the Ray Lynch Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Drew, Jordan, Clay & Reed Akemon, Matthew Singleton and Dylan Nunn. Honorary pallbearers were Phillip Wayne Akemon, Jason Akemon, Jamie Lynch, Dustin Lynch, Bill Lynch, Phillip Akemon and Riley Singleton.

Jeanne Hamilton

Jeanne Hamilton

Jeanne Lenore George Hamilton, of Lewisburg, West Virginia, died at her home on Thursday, September 6th, at the age of 95. Mrs. Hamilton was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, on August 3, 1923.

She was the oldest of three children and was a great help to her mother with her two brothers. When her Elkview High School classmates voted her “Prettiest Girl”, “Best Personality” and “Best All-Around”, they identified the unique combination of beauty and strength she showed throughout her life.

Mrs. Hamilton married Lawson W. Hamilton, Jr., in 1946 and started their family in 1950 in Charleston, West Virginia. In 1961 they moved with their three children to Berea, Kentucky, where they were active in the community and Union Church. In 1972 they returned to West Virginia, residing in Lewisburg. Over the course of their sixty year marriage they worked together establishing their family coal business, raised their three children and two grandchildren, traveled the world and were the perfect hosts.

In Lewisburg, Mrs. Hamilton was an active member of Old Stone Presbyterian Church, serving as an Elder and Moderator of Presbyterian Women. She was a member of P.E.O., the Greenbrier Historical Society and Lewisburg Garden Club. She served on the committee to restore the Governor’s Mansion and was honored by American Mothers as West Virginia’s Mother of Year in 1987.

Together with her husband, Mrs. Hamilton supported countless charities including Davis Stuart School, Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg, Greenbrier Valley Theater, WVU School of Medicine, WVU Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, and the WVU Eye Institute. In 2006, they started The Jeanne G. Hamilton and Lawson W. Hamilton, Jr., Family Foundation.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter Beverly Hamilton Moran, her mother Edna Fuchs George, and her brothers William George and Robert George.

She is survived by her son, Lawson W. Hamilton, III, and wife Townley, of Lewisburg, West Virginia and her daughter, Barbara Hamilton Ford of Lewisburg, West Virginia.

Her grandchildren are Courtney Moran O’Neil and husband Kevin, of Charlotte, North Carolina; Meredith Moran German and husband W. Ross of New York, New York; Gary Allen Ford, Jr., and wife Samantha of Masontown, West Virginia; Ora Lawson Ford of Lexington, Virginia; Hamilton Lake Ford of Lewisburg, West Virginia; Taylor Ford Showalter and husband Justin of Lexington, Virginia; Kathleen Ford Sayles and husband Talor of Flat Rock, North Carolina; Barbara Lee Ford and husband Devin Judy of Glenwood Springs, Colorado; Cassie Cole Ford of Glenwood Springs, Colorado; and Lawson W. Hamilton, IV, of Lewisburg, West Virginia. She has six great-grandchildren, Beverly George O’Neil, McCarthy Moran O’Neil, Lawson William O’Neil, Gary Allen Ford, III, Austyn Marie Ford, and Caidence Lake Sayles.

A service of entombment will take place Monday, September 10, 2018, at 11:00 AM at Cunningham Memorial Park in St. Albans. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at 11:00 AM at Old Stone Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Dr. Anna Pinckney Straight officiating.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Davis Stuart School, 163 Cottage Drive, Lewisburg, WV, 24901.

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