OBITUARIES OCT. 21-28, 2018

Amanda Jean Allen

Amanda Jean Allen

Amanda Jean Allen age 38, daughter of Danny and Wanda Jean Allen of Berea, died Tuesday Oct. 23, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond.

Amanda was an employee at Arby’s Restaurant in Berea and loved to weld, she was the first girl to learn welding in vocational school in Rockcastle County.

Amanda is survived by her parents Danny and Wanda Jean Allen, her son who is also the love of her life Jeremiah Allen, her sisters; Samantha Miller and Billie Jo Isaacs, her niece Andrea Hall and her nephews William Miller, and Brandon Isaacs.

Funeral services will be Thursday Oct. 25, 2018 at 1 pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea, visitation will begin at 11 am on Thursday.

Pallbearers will be Jeremiah Allen, Justin Miller, Jarrett Burke, Cody Baker, Jeff Isaacs, and Gary Holmes.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lakes Funeral Home

Randall Powell

Randall Powell

Randall Paul Wayne Powell, AKA “Randy The King”, age 41, passed away Tuesday Oct. 23, 2018 at Baptist Health in Richmond. Randall was born June 16, 1977 in Cincinnati, OH to Randall Powell and Wanda Lou Rose Rogers.

Randall enjoyed drawing and being outdoors fishing and riding horses. He loved helping others, was loved by many and had a heart of gold.

Randall is survived by his wife Kimberly Hillard Powell, his father, Randall Powell and his wife Bertha of Tampa, Fl., his mother Wanda Rogers and her husband Keith of Berea, KY., three step children, Chris Robinson, Aspen Robinson, Ciara Robinson, two sisters, Nancy Powell of Berea, KY., Deliah Powell Smith of Clarksville TN., three nephews, four nieces, and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and Friends.

Funeral services will be 2:22 PM Saturday October 27, 2018 at Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Ricky Powell officiating. Burial will follow in the Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-9PM Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Lloyd Neeley, Deryck Jones, Ray Powell, Johnny Powell, Timothy Isaacs, and Larry Rogers.

Dennis Dixo

Dennis Ray Dixon

Dennis Ray Dixon, age 58, passed away Sunday October 21, 2018 at Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington. Mr. Dixon was born December 21, 1959 in Lebanon, Indiana to the late William McKinley and Ethel Hale Dixon.

Mr. Dixon loved to fish, build and collect model cars, and he was a great mechanic. His family considered him a Jack of All Trades.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Tammy Dixon McClure.

Mr. Dixon is survived by his wife Amanda Lynn Dixon of Berea Ky., by four sons Josh Dixon of Berea Ky., Billy Hisle of Berea Ky., Terry Hisle of Berea Ky., Jordan Rose of Berea Ky., five daughters, Sharon Pena of Versailles, Ky., Autumn Dixon of Berea, Ky., Katelyn Dixon of Berea Ky., Jennifer Napier of Berea Ky., and Jamie Gadd of Richmond Ky., one brother, Bill Dixon and his wife Cathy of Waco Ky., two sisters Lisa Turner of Berea Ky., Priscilla Dixon of Berea Ky., eight grandchildren, Kristopher J. Dixon, Logan S. Pena, Alex A. Pena, Gael L. Pena, Hailey Gadd, Ryan Gadd, Austin Napier, and Brooklyn Saylor.

Funeral services will be 1:00pm Thursday October 25, 2018 at Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Vester Alexander officiating. Burial will follow in the Johnetta Cemetery in Rockcastle County. Visitation will be 6:00pm – 9:00pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Mike Barnett, Tom Gadd, Dalton Gadd, Logan Pena, Timmy Saylor, Justin Napier, and Ryan Gadd.

Steven Howard Asher

Steven Howard Asher, age 42, of Berea, passed away Monday evening, October 22, 2018 at Norton Hospital in Louisville. Steven was born in Covington, Kentucky to Frances Baker Asher and the late Noah Michael Asher.

He was a graduate of Berea Community High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University. He traveled extensively with his job as an IT Technician.

In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his grandmother, Beulah Asher and maternal grandparents, Samuel and Mary Baker.

He is survived by his mother, Frances Baker Asher; two brothers, Michael David Asher and Alan Douglas (Jeramie) Asher; two nieces, Caroline and Meika; four nephews, Charles Robert, Gavin, Jake, and Noah; two aunts, Margorie Huff and Sandra “Sissy” (Jay) Hammock; grandfather, Howard Asher; numerous special cousins and friends.

Graveside services will be 11am, Friday, October 26, 2018 at Berea Cemetery.

Katherine Richardson

Katherine Richardson, 86, of Berea, passed away Thursday evening, October 25, 2018, at Berea Health and Rehabilitation Center. The wife of Kenneth Snowden Richardson, Katherine was born in Leslie County, KY,

She worked at Westinghouse and was a supervisor at Churchill Weavers. Katherine loved crocheting, cooking and riding horses along with spending time and holidays with family especially her children and grandkids.

In addition to her husband Kenneth, Katherine is survived by a daughter, Shirley Ann Hicks of Berea, a brother Sunny Howard and a sister, Mary Jane Chamberlain. She is also survived by three grandchildren; David Hicks, Tonya Hicks and Kathy Moberly, seven great-grandchildren; Brooke Moberly, Karrigan Moberly, Kayleigh Moberly, Vanessa Sandlin, Jessica Lee, Shelby Lee and Makenna Lee and three great-great-grandchildren; Knox Lee, Nash Lee and Mariah Sandlin.

Mrs. Richardson was preceded in death by her parents Isaac and Bell Davidson Howard and a grandson, Randolph Scott Hicks, Jr.

Services for Katherine Richardson will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral home with burial to follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation for Mrs. Richardson will be after 5:00 PM Monday, October 29, 2018 at the Funeral Home.

Edward Douglas Tussey

Edward Douglas Tussey

Edward Douglas Tussey, 76, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at his home in Round Hill, Ky. He was born on October 22, 1942, in Richmond, Ky. and was the son of the late Coleman Clay and Ruth (Ledford) Tussey and brother of the late Charles Logan “Chogie” Tussey.

He was a member of Kirksville Baptist Church. Doug also served on the Board of Directors for the Kirksville Fire Department, as well as, Honorary Mayor of Kirksville on Kirksville Days. He was a veteran of the Kentucky National Guard for six years. Doug graduated from Madison Central High School and Central Vocational School in Lexington, Ky. He started his career as a tool and die maker at the Square D Company. He managed the tool and die department at Standard Products and Johnson Controls. Doug was the founder of Madison Tool & Die, Inc. and Richmond Steel. After retirement, Doug, and his wife, Susie, owned and operated Tussey’ s Round Hill General Store. Doug enjoyed fishing, golfing, farming, and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Susie (Kirby) Tussey; his daughter, Jennifer Tussey Ulmer (Dave); his grandsons, William David “Will” Ulmer, III, and Wyatt Douglas Ulmer; four brothers, Ernest Hayes Tussey (Vicky), Clay Richmond Tussey, Robert Ledford Tussey (Ross Ann) and Stephen Coy Tussey (Cathi); sisters-in-law, Libby Kirby Tipton and Janie Sowers Tussey; several nieces and nephews and many cousins.

Funeral service for Doug will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Kirksville Baptist Church, 542 Kirksville Road, with Reverends Johnathan Tussey, Ronnie “Butch” Pennington and Dennis Hisel officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 – 9 PM Friday at the church.

Pallbearers will be his brothers, his brother-in-law, Bill Kirby and nephew, Tony Tipton. Honorary bearers will be Jimmy Lynch, Ray Rose, Gary Rose, and all of his friends at the Round Hill Store.

The family would like to thank special cousins, Jimmy and Dolly Lynch and the staff of Hospice Care Plus.

Flowers are appreciated or donations may be made to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Earl Barons

Robert Earl Barons

Robert Earl Barons, 68, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at his home. Born April 21, 1950, in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, he was the son of Herman Harvey and Mary Ellen (McFerron) Barons, both of whom preceded him in death.

Robert was a retired roof installer and he attended the Full Gospel House of Prayer. He enjoyed collecting knives, going to yard sales and flea markets, and he loved listening to gospel music.

Survivors include two daughters, Tanya Van Winkle of Berea and Vicki McKinney (James) of College Hill; six brothers, Ernie Barnes (Armilda), Ronnie Barnes, Donnie Barnes (Imogene), Gerald Barnes, Tony Barnes (Vickie) and Benny Barnes (Charity); three sisters, Carolyn Rose (Don), Minnie Hopkins, and Donna Northern (Charles); six grandchildren, Tori Dawn Gregg, Cierra Ramsey, James Nicholas McKinney, James Robert Van Winkle, Kristen Nichole McKinney, Shawn Douglas McKinney, and Logan Hunter Van Winkle; two great-grandchildren Ellie Mae Bowman and Elizabeth Gwenabelle Smith; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Alfred and Alice (Robbins) McFerron, paternal grandparents, Parnic Lee and Flora (Stevens) Barons; on brother, Jessie Ray Barons and infant twin sisters, Joyce and Lois Barons.

Funeral service for Robert will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with J. B. Alexander officiating. Burial will follow at the Sinking Valley Cemetery in Jackson County. Visitation will be held from 5 – 9 PM Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be James Nicholas McKinney, James Robert Van Winkle, Logan Hunter Van Winkle, Jacob Lee Barnes, Justin Dale Barnes and James Randy McKinney.

William Harrison Jr.

William Jennings Harrison, Jr., 67, of Richmond, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018. He was born in Estill County, Ky., the son of the late William Harrison, Sr. and Martha Hackworth Harrison.

He was a brick layer by occupation.

Survivors include three sons, Douglas Harrison, of Irvine, Joseph Peck, of Charlotte, NC, and Steven Stephenson, of Hampton, OH; a daughter, Stephanie VanWinkle, of Irvine; one brother, Sammy Hammons, of Richmond; two sisters, Judy Roy and Effie Burrus, both of Richmond.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Merle Harrison and two sisters, Brenda Harrison and Sue Triplette. Graveside Services will be conducted at 11 AM Monday, October 29, 2018, in the West Irvine Cemetery with his brother, Sammy Hammons officiating.

His family will serve as pallbearers.

Brenda Kay Fritz

Brenda Kay Fritz, 65, of Waco, the wife of Paul D. Fritz, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2018. She was born on December 27, 1952, in Charlestown, West Virginia, daughter of the late Emmitt and Berdie Shamblin Gillispie.

Brenda was a former employee of Uncle Charlie’s Meats in Richmond.

In addition to her husband Paul, she is survived by two children: Jonathan Gillispie (Brooke) and Christina Pouckovic (Alec); five grandchildren: Jonathan Cannon Gillispie, Brant Chesnutt, Jaxson Gillispie, Brynlee Chesnutt and Layla Pouckovic; one brother: James “Pedro” Gillispie; two sisters: Linda Jones and Penny Tucker (Danny) and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two brothers: Jimmy and Bobby Gillispie and a sister: Betty Gillispie.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, October 29, 2018 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Gerald Powell officiating. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery at Waco. Visitation will be from 5-9 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

Billy Ewing Farthing

Billy Ewing Farthing

Billy Ewing “Billy Boy” Farthing, 64, passed away Sunday afternoon, October 21, 2018 at his home. Billy was born on January 24, 1954 in Madison County.

He was a retired employee of The Madison County Board of Education and The City of Richmond. He was of the Holiness Faith.

He is survived by his wife Ella Lee Cates Farthing; one son: Gregory Lee Farthing (Brittany Adams); his mother: Mima Jean Farthing; one brother: Paul “Sandy” Farthing (Paula); and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father: Billy Sandlin Farthing and two brothers: Troy and Thomas Farthing.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Charlie Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Madison Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-9 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Josh Farthing, Paul Farthing Jr., Nick Gooch, Calvin Gooch, Josh Baker and Christopher Floyd Cates. Honorary Pallbearers are: Wendell Baker, Paul “Sandy” Farthing, Eugene Noland, Clayton Bond and James Clark.

The family would like to thank Hospice Care Plus, The Madison County EMS, Caretenders /MD2U and his special caregiver: Brittany Adams, for all acts of kindness shown, during the illness of our loved one.

Dora Finley

Mrs. Dora Dean Finley, 94, of Paint Lick, Kentucky, the widow of Eugene “Doc” Finley, passed away Sunday morning, October 21, 2018. Mrs. Finley, the daughter of the late Ellis S. and Grace Tatum Bell, was born in Garrard County, Kentucky on March 25, 1924.

She was a homemaker, a graduate of Paint Lick High School and was a member of The Paint Lick Christian Church.

She is survived by her daughter Rita Finley of Paint Lick and a cousin: Bonnie Prather of Georgetown.

She was preceded in death by two cousins: Brooks Walker and Shirley Claunch.

Funeral Services will be Private and the interment will be in the Manse Cemetery at Paint Lick, Kentucky. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home of Richmond is in charge of the arrangements.

Wilma Sizemore

Wilma Sizemore

Mrs. Wilma Jean Biggs Sizemore, 68, of Berea, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Richmond. She was born in Owsley County Kentucky on February 28, 1950 to the late Ernest and Ethel Yarber Biggs.

Wilma was a life-long homemaker and farmer, and enjoyed working in her garden and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She worshiped through the broadcast ministry of Gloryland Baptist Church.

Survivors include: her long-term companion, Jack Hisle; two sons, Forniss Earl Sizemore and Homer Sizemore (Beth); two daughters, Kathy Sizemore and Loretta Collins (Paul); four brothers, Doug, Morris, Clifford and Texas; three sisters, Margaret, Darlene and Becky; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and a host of other extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00AM – 12:00PM (Noon), on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond. Graveside Services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Tuesday, at the Flatwoods Cemetery, 263 College Hill Road, Waco, with Bro. Cecil Burns and Bro. Morris Wayne Biggs officiating.

Rita Renea Gray

Rita Renea Gray was born August 4, 1978 in Madison County and departed this life Wednesday, October 24, 2018 in Booneville, being 40 years of age. She was the daughter of Kenny & Rita (Stamper) Lainhart of Gray Hawk.

In addition to her parents, she is also survived by her children, Jason Dwayne (Emma) Gray of Annville, Anthony Ryan Gray, Zachary Lee Gipson, Preston Gipson and Shontelle Gray all of Rockcastle County, Talaura Lashay (Austin) Isaacs, Savannah Brooklyn McWhorter and Andrea McWhorter all of McKee and by two sisters, Sonya Lynn Lainhart of McKee and Whitney Nicole Murray of Annville. She was blessed with two grandchildren.

Funeral service 2:00 PM Monday, October 29, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home Mckee with Bro. Jerry Rice officiating. Burial to follow in the Birch Lick Cemetery.

Dillard Parrett

Dillard Parrett

Dillard Parrett was born September 15, 1932 in Jackson County and departed this life Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, being 86 years of age. He was the son of the late Henry & Mary (Vaughn) Parrett.

Dillard is survived by his wife, Charylene (Eads) Parrett of Berea and by six children, Debra Kay (Jr.) McDaniel of Richmond, Wendell (Peggy) Parrett of Jackson County, Jeff Parrett of Annville, Tony (Teresa) Parrett of Berea, Shelia Parrett of Mt. Vernon and Kathy Proffitt of London and by three step children, Steve (Pam) Mounts, Jeff (Lisa) Mounts of Berea and Scott (Nina) Mounts of Tacoma, WA. He is also survived by a brother, David Parrett and his wife Virgie of Berea and by a sister, Henrietta Andrews and her husband Bruce of Berea. Dillard was blessed with 11 grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 4 step great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Dillard was also preceded in death by a brother, Roy Parrett and sister, Beulah Parrett.

Dillard was a member of the Crest View Pentecostal Church.

Visitation will be Wednesday October 24, 2018 6:00 PM at Lakes Funeral Home Mckee. Funeral service will be 1:00 PM Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Funeral Home with Bro. Kip Wells officiating. Burial to follow in the Parrett Cemetery.

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