OBITUARIES OCT. 28 – NOV 4, 2018

Regina Kaye Gross

Regina Kaye Gross

Regina Kaye Gross, age 48, of Salt Lick, KY wife of Adam Gross died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Tuesday, October 30, 2018 in Frenchburg, KY. Mrs. Gross was born in Dayton, Ohio October 12, 1970 the late Willard Hodge and Vivian Carol Marcum Cifferri.

Mrs. Gross was a homemaker and loved her family and friends, she was a very creative photographer in her spare time. She was a member of the Crestview Holiness Church in Berea, KY.

Other than her husband and mother she is survived by; her children, Alisha Parden (Kyle Isaacs) of Richmond, KY, Aaron Walker of Tennessee, Jaden Gross of Salt Lick, KY, and Dakota Mezzatesta of Tennessee. One sister Denise Marriott and her fiancé Chris Howell of Brentwood, Ohio and six grandchildren, Alyson Parden, Erica Parden, Natalie Parden, Kylee Isaacs, Taelyn Mezzatesta, and T.J. Mezzatesta also survive.

Visitation will be November 6, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Crestview Holy Sanctuary in Berea, Kentucky. Funeral services will be November 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the church. Burial will take place at the Fagen Cemetery in Frenchburg, Ky.

Martha Opal Adkins

Martha Opal Adkins

Martha Opal Adkins age 87, widow of Estill Adkins, died Wednesday Oct. 31, 2018 at St Joseph Hospital Berea. Opal was born in Gray Hawk, KY to the late Andrew and Mary Elizabeth Taylor Parrett.

She was retired from Berea Hospital where she worked in housekeeping, and she was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Berea.

Opal was also preceded in death by her daughters Edith Adkins and Earlene Sue Lamb, a grandson Shane Adkins, and her sisters Clara, Dorothy, Louise, and her brother Paul.

Opal is survived by her children: Oscar (Betty Faye) Adkins, Pleaz (Doris) Adkins, Ann (Jack) Gadd, Faye (James) Turner, Jerry Adkins, Glenn Adkins, and Betty L. (Billy) Welch, her son-in-law Elbert Lamb, 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday Nov. 2, 2018 at 10:30 am at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Rev. Roy Himes and Rev. Lee Abney officiating, burial will be in the Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday Nov. 1, 2018 from 6-9 pm at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Tony Adkins, Don Laconi, Tyler Skidmore, Andrew Roe, Jerry Adkins Jr., Mike Wright, Joe Wright, and Isaac Wright. Honorary Pallbearers will be all of the granddaughters and grandsons.

Loretta Livesay

Loretta Livesay

Loretta Livesay age 68, wife of Cecil “Pete” Livesay, died Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018 in Lexington. Loretta was born to the late Harmon and Aleen Adams Hubbard.

She was preceded in death by a brother Kenneth Hubbard.

Loretta had been a weaver at Churchill Weavers and had worked at Parker Seal Company in Berea.

Loretta is survived by her husband of 47 years Cecil Pete Livesay, her two sons: Brian (Melinda Mink) Livesay, and Christopher (Tanya) Livesay, her grandchildren; Christopher Blake Livesay, Lauren Elizabeth Livesay; step granddaughters, Ava Leighanne Peterson, and Olivia Rose Peterson, and her brother Eddie (Gladys) Hubbard.

Funeral services will be Friday Nov. 2, 2018 at 1 pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea, burial will be in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 11 am Friday at Lakes Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Christopher Livesay, Brian Livesay, Blake Livesay, Glenn McFerron, Randy McFerron, Emmitt Gabbard, MacArthur Taylor, and Mark Smith.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Loretta may be made to Lakes Funeral Home Berea.

Danny Howard Thompson

Danny Howard Thompson

Danny Howard Thompson, 82, of Berea died at his residence on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. He was a Beattyville, KY native born October 20, 1936, son of the late Charlie and Mattie Burch Thompson.

Danny was a resident of Indiana for many years where he worked in the Food Industry for IGA, had been a resident of Berea for approximately the past 40 years, and was a member of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Shouse Thompson; 3 children, 1 step-child; 4 grandchildren, and 3 step-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 1 step-grandchild.

In accordance with Danny’s wishes, entombment was private and no public service is scheduled. Reppert Funeral Home & Cremation Service entrusted with arrangements.

Dale Holman

Dale Holman

Pastor Dale Holman, went Home to be with his Lord on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Pastor Dale was born, November 1, 1955, in Middletown, Ohio, to Robert Lee and Gladys (Still) Holman, and has been a resident of Kentucky for more than 45 years.

Dale was a master auto technician and most of all, a pastor. He founded Living Waters Sanctuary in September, 2007. He was an awesome pastor and his congregation is not just members, they are family. He has shared his God-given vocal talent by singing Gospel Music nationally and internationally over the years. He has written many Gospel Songs that will carry the Gospel even in his absence from this present world. Pastor Dale was also a member of the Full Gospel Ministerial Association of America.

Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Brenda (Van Winkle) Holman; his children, Brandon Dale and Anita Holman of Berea, and Bradley Dean and Julie Holman of Beattyville; his granddaughters, Angela and Allison Saylor, and Skye Holman; great grandchildren, Brayden and Maddie Mae, and faithful companion, his dog, Mister Sullie.

He also leaves his mother-in-law, Louise Van Winkle; brothers, Terry and Pam Holman, and Ray Owens; sisters, Carolyn Fontaine, and Beverly and Ronnie Sparks; brother-in-law, Dr. Ricky Van Winkle and Rose. He will be sadly missed by nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces, and several precious uncles and aunts; and special lifelong friends Larry & Pam Day, their children, and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Holman, mother, Gladys Caldwell, and father-in-law, Luther “Muggs” Van Winkle.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2018 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Brother Larry Day and Pastor Owen Moody officiating. Burial at Madison County Memorial Gardens will follow graveside services with Bro. Jeff Jackson officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 9:00 PM on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Van Winkle, Gary Richards, Nathan Holman, Tommie Still, Danny Powell, and Ralph Oliver Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Sparks, Jason Campbell, Rev. Fred Wynn, Rev. Jim Hanson, Travis Jackson, Travis Smith, and Ryan VanWinkle.

Flowers are welcome, or memorial donations can be made to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, Kentucky 40403.

Charles Lee Angle

Charles Lee “Chuck” Angle, 58, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at his home. He was born September 15, 1960, in Huntington, West Virginia, to Elmo Delman and Hazel June (Lockhart) Angle, both of whom preceded him in death.

Chuck was a retired employee of Calgon Corporation and was an employee of AECOM at the Bluegrass Army Depot. He was a member of the Union City Christian Church. In 1978 Chuck won the State High School Wrestling Championship in West Virginia, wrestling for Buffalo High School in Wayne County West Virginia.

Survivors include his wife Karen Ann (Kelley) Angle; two daughters, Heidi Angle Lewis (Ricky), Jennifer Wallace (Michael) and a son, Wesley Angle (Hannah) all of Kenova, West Virginia; two step-daughters, Nancy Morgan of Richmond and Kellea Sheets (Lance) of Berea; one step-son, Chris King (Tara) of Richmond; one sister, Lynda Angle of Winchester, Ky; one brother David Angle (Veronica) of Chesapeake, Ohio; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, June and Fred Kelley of Richmond; 14 grandchildren with one great-grandchild expected in January; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service for Chuck will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Rev. Chip Denief officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from 11 AM until service time on Saturday.

Pallbearers will be Todd Angle, Tyler Angle, Matt Angle, Bill Blatt, Chris King, and Danny Malear. Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Vaughn, Tim Adams, Steve Downing, Bobby Lowery, Jerry Dick and Randall Piercy.

Donations are suggested to Hospice Care Plus of Madison County, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403

Betty Huffman

Betty Huffman

Betty Cosby Huffman, 67, of Richmond, passed away suddenly early Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at her home. Born March 17, 1951, in Richmond, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late D. T. and Norma (Hart) Cosby.

Betty was a retired Deputy Clerk with the Madison County Clerk’s Office and served several years as a substitute teacher for the Madison County School System. She had been a member of the Red House Methodist Church for many years and was, most recently, a member of Red House Baptist Church, where she enjoyed playing the piano and organ, for the “XYZ Choir”. She enjoyed working outdoors in her yard and loved her dog “BeBob”. Most of all, Betty loved her family.

Survivors include her loving husband, Robert “Bobby” Huffman; two nephews, David Presnell (Brenda) and Alan Presnell (Dana); two great nephews, Kevin and Kameron Presnell; and three nieces, Kristyn, Peyton and Parker Presnell.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia “Patsy” Hall.

Funeral service for Betty will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, November 2, 2018 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 – 8 PM Thursday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell.

Pallbearers will be David Presnell, Alan Presnell, Kevin Presnell, Kameron Presnell, Bo King, Bill Noland, Henry Morgan, and Darrell Cosby. Members of the “XYZ Choir” will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Ronnie Coleman Foster

Ronnie Coleman Foster

Ronnie Coleman Foster, 69, the husband of Starla Ballard Foster, passed away Friday morning, November 2, 2018. Ronnie was born on September 12, 1949 in Madison County, Kentucky the son of the late Lewis and Lizzie B. Foster.

He was a former employee of State Bank & Trust Company, was a U.S. Army Veteran and attended The Berea Church of God.

Survivors include his wife Starla; one daughter: Rhonda Goode (Charles); four sisters: Betty Patton, Lula Forbes, Thelma Hoover and Loretta Powell (Ricky); two brothers: Waydell and Billy Foster (Jeannie) as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister: Nancy Barrett.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:30 PM Monday, November 5, 2018 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Hobbs and Bro. Ricky Powell officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers are: Donald Wayne Short, Donnie Elswick, Josh Asbury, Raymond Hager, Doug Roberts, and Russell Barrett Jr..

James Lewis Newman

James Lewis Newman

Bro. James Lewis Newman, 81, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018 at VA Regional Medical Center in Lexington. Mr. Newman, the son of William Newman and Addie Woods Newman, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 13, 1937.

He had worked at UK Chandler Medical Center and was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was also a minster and member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.

Mr. Newman was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Coffey Newman.

Survivors include: three sons: James William Newman (Grace) of Irvine, Gregory Jay Newman (Elien) of Berea and David T. Newman (Chassidy) of Richmond; two daughters: Grace Jean Smith of Arizona and Joyce Faye Wall (Greg) of Richmond; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mr. Newman was also preceded in death by his brothers: William “Bill” Newman and Elzy Lee Newman and his sisters: Thelma Isaacs and Fannie Garner.

Graveside Services will be conducted at 2:30 PM Monday, November 5, 2018, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County with full military honors with Rev. Cecil Burns officiating. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Merlin Gene Lower

Merlin Gene ”Duck” Lowery, 67, of Lancaster and formerly of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at Ephraim McDowell Hospital on Danville. He was born on Thursday, July 19, 1951 in Madison Co., Kentucky, the son of the late Merlin and Lucille Prewitt Lowery. Due to his mother’s death when he was an infant, he was raised by his grandparents, Arthur “Prod” and Pattie Prewitt in Poosey Ridge.

He had worked in masonry construction and various other jobs during his life. His was known by his family as “the best uncle in the world.”

Survivors include one son, Justin Lee Lowery (Carey), of Richmond; one sister, Kay Roller, of Junction City; one niece, Alisa Roller; a great-nephew, Colby Roller; one aunt, Anna Lee Winkler; two cousins, Ann Dale Winkler and Janet Winkler; his canine companion, Amos.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:30 AM Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in the Richmond Cemetery with Johny Collins officiating. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Frank E. Hendricks

Frank E. Hendricks

Frank E. Hendricks, 88, the husband of Connie VanAlstine Hendricks, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Mr. Hendricks, a longtime Richmond Businessman, was born on March 18, 1930, the son of the late Hayden Christopher and Delia Payne Hendricks.

In his youth, he was a member of the Boy Scouts, where he attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He was graduate of Madison High School, and attended Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky. A former partner of James Anderson & Son Contractors, he founded The Hendricks Roofing Company in 1982. He was a former member of The Richmond Lions Club and served on The Telford YMCA Board of Directors for 36 years. He had taught Sunday School for over forty years, and was a founding member of The Madison Hills Christian Church. Mr. Hendricks was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter: Deborah Hendricks Robinson.

Survivors include his wife Connie; one son: Steven C. Hendricks (Lori); two grandchildren: Cameron Hendricks and Brittany Hendricks; a son-in-law: Escoe “Bud” Robinson; and his special canine companion “Abbey”.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1: 30 PM Saturday, November 3, 2018 at The Madison Hills Christian Church with Bro. Martin Frazer officiating. Burial, with Military Honors, will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. The family will receive friends beginning at 11:30 AM Saturday at the church. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Serving as Pallbearers are: Cameron Hendricks, Tommy Masters, E.C. “Bud” Cornelison, Don Leary, Escoe Robinson and James Baker. Honorary Pallbearers are the Elders and Deacons of Madison Hills Christian Church.

Memorial donations may be made to The Madison Hills Christian Chruch. 960 Red House Road, Richmond, KY 40475

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James Hugh Arthur

James Hugh Arthur, age 88, of Cow Creek Road in Ravenna, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018, at the Compassionate Care Center following a long illness. He was born October 8, 1930 in Estill County and was the son of the late Pryse and Ethel Wilson Arthur.

He was a former employee of the Kentucky State Engineering Department and retired from Bundy Tubing in Winchester. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Cow Creek Baptist Church and had lived in Estill County all his life.

He is survived by:
His wife of 64 years: Emma Jones Arthur
1 Son: James Lee Arthur Estill Co.
1 Brother: Billy Pryse (Patsy) Arthur Fayette Co.
1 Grandchild: Stephanie LeeAnn (Lloyd Samuel) Woolery Fayette Co.

He was preceded in death by 1 brother, Walter Lewis Arthur.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, November 4, 2 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Saturday at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403 or call 1-800-806-5492.

Bobby Jean White

Bobby Jean White, age 90, of Broadway in Irvine passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at the Berea Health Care Center following a long illness. She was born December 30, 1927 in Owsley County and was the daughter of the late Charlie and Marie Venable Brandenburg.

She was a homemaker and member of the Cedar Grove Methodist Church. She had lived in Estill County most of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Eugene White.

She is survived by:

Her son: Anthony E. White Berea

1 Brother: Jack Donald Brandenburg Ohio

6 Grandchildren 12 Great Grandchildren Several Great-Great Grandchildren

Beloved nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sylvia Jane Wilson and 2 sisters; Anna Boyd Williams and Shirley Brandenburg.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, November 3, 1 PM at the Cedar Grove Methodist Church by Bro. Tony White and Bro. Joseph White. Friends may call after 10 AM Saturday at the Cedar Grove Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Estill County Food Bank.

Ruby Cox

Ruby Cox

Ruby Cox was born January 16, 1958 in Jackson County and departed this life Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the Madison Health & Rehab in Richmond, being 60 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Jesse & Estie (Baker) Tillery.

Ruby is survived by her husband, Lowell Cox and by two children, Jonathan Lee (Danielle) Cox and Sondra (Virgil) Sparks all of McKee. She is also survived by the following siblings, Wanda (Gene) Johnson of Richmond, Lonnie (Debbie) Tillery of Lancaster, Judy (David) Broughton of McKee, Patty Jean (Otis) King, Wilma Tillery and Larry (Shelby) Tillery all of Berea. Ruby was blessed with three grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Ruby was also preceded in death by a sister, Alva Northern.

Funeral service 2:00PM Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Boyce Smith officiating. Burial to follow in the Pilgrams Rest Cemetery.

Pallbearers Lonnie Tillery, Virgil Sparks, Jonathan Cox, Eric King, Cody Smith, Michael King and David Broughton. Honorary pallbearers Brandon Sparks, Austin Hansel & Jordan Conner

Zelma Isaacs

Zelma A. Isaacs

Zelma A. Isaacs was born March 3, 1937 in Estill County and departed this life Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the St. Joseph Hospital in London, being 81 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Hiram & Martha Ann Rose.

Zelma is survived by three children, Gary Wayne (Debbie) Isaacs of Berea, Brenda Karen Lainhart of Richmond and Lisa Carroll Turner of London. She was blessed with seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Zelma was also preceded in death by husband, James Otis Isaacs and by three children, Joyce Gail Burnell, Donna Jean Grow and Margaret Lynn Isaacs.

Funeral service 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Eric Richardson and Bro. B.J. McKinney officiating. Burial to follow in the Birch Lick Cemetery.

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