Category Archives: Obituaries

Charles Moles

Charles Moles

Charles Moles

Charles Aubrey Moles, age 83, widower of Bernetta Lunsford Moles died Friday, January 12, 2017 at The Terrace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born July 22, 1934 in Weeksbury, KY to the late James Matthew and Minnie Akers Moles.

Mr. Moles was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, he was of the Christian faith and was retired from Environmental Services. Continue reading Charles Moles

OBITUARIES JAN. 7-14, 2018

Charles Moles

Charles Moles

Charles Aubrey Moles, age 83, widower of Bernetta Lunsford Moles died Friday, January 12, 2017 at The Terrace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born July 22, 1934 in Weeksbury, KY to the late James Matthew and Minnie Akers Moles.

Mr. Moles was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, he was of the Christian faith and was retired from Environmental Services. Continue reading OBITUARIES JAN. 7-14, 2018

William Suters Jr

William Suters Jr

William Suters Jr

William Henry Suters, Jr. “Bill”, age 79, died January 11, 2018. Bill was born in Utica, NY, and grew up in Waterville, NY.

He served 3 years as a percussionist in the West Point Military Academy Band, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. After graduating from Utica College Bill moved to Berea and worked as a Health Educator for the Council of the Southern Mountains. Later he served as director of the Mountain Maternal Heath League. Continuing his interest in the people of the Appalachian area, he then worked as an Assistant to the Continue reading William Suters Jr

Edd Roark

Edd Roark

Edd Roark

Edd Roark, 96, formerly of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at the V A Medical Center in Lexington. Born December 1, 1921, in Berry, Kentucky, he was the son of William Roark and Mellissa Gibson Roark Grubbs, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was a carpenter, builder and a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army. Edd was a member of Big Hill Christian Church. Continue reading Edd Roark

OBITUARIES DEC. 31, 2017 – JAN. 7, 2018

Vester Parker

Vester Parker

Vester Parker, 77 years old passed from this life on January 4, 2018 at Hospice Compassionate Care Plus in Richmond Kentucky. He was born February 26, 1940 to the late Dennis and Helen Parker. Vester was a retired contractor. He was a member of the Owsley Fork Baptist Church for thirty-five years. He enjoyed attending church and organized the special music for the church. He was also the Sunday School Superintendent for many years. Continue reading OBITUARIES DEC. 31, 2017 – JAN. 7, 2018

Vester Parker

Vester Parker

Vester Parker

Vester Parker, 77 years old passed from this life on January 4, 2018 at Hospice Compassionate Care Plus in Richmond Kentucky. He was born February 26, 1940 to the late Dennis and Helen Parker. Vester was a retired contractor. He was a member of the Owsley Fork Baptist Church for thirty-five years. He enjoyed attending church and organized the special music for the church. He was also the Sunday School Superintendent for many years. Continue reading Vester Parker

Helen Carnes


Helen Carnes

Helen McQueen Carnes, age 96, widow of Arthur S. Carnes died Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Berea Health & Rehab. She was born September 10, 1921 in Madison County, KY, to the late Leslie James and Gertrude Bratcher McQueen.

Mrs. Carnes was a retired beautician and had worked for the Heck’s Dept. Store. She also worked for the U.S. Forest Service Research Department. Mrs. Carnes was an Honorable Kentucky Colonel and a charter member of the Liberty Avenue Baptist Church. Continue reading Helen Carnes

OBITUARIES DEC. 24-31, 2017

Elizabeth Witt

Elizabeth Witt

Elizabeth Goodrich Witt, 94, of Berea, Kentucky, passed away December 24, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was born on June 4, 1923 in Paint Lick, Kentucky, to the late Willie and Bernice Roberson Kindred.

Elizabeth was a 1942 graduate of Kingston High School and had also graduated from Fugazzi Business College in Lexington. She retired Continue reading OBITUARIES DEC. 24-31, 2017

Grace Jennings

Grace Jennings

Grace Jennings

Grace Dell “Speedy” Johnson Jennings, age 90, widow of William H. “Wid” Jennings died Friday December 22, 2017 at her residence. She was a native of Russell County, born December 2, 1927 to the late Martin Marcillus and Rebecca Angeline Stacy Johnson.

Speedy moved to Madison County to attend 4 years at Berea College Foundation School. She was a member of the Eastern Star, spent 13 years as Medical Records Administrator for Berea Hospital and enjoyed participating in theatrical productions at Berea College. She was also a member of the White Lick Baptist Church. Continue reading Grace Jennings

Doris Jean Warrick

Doris Jean Warrick

Doris Jean Warrick

Doris Jean Ritchie Warrick, age 72, wife of Terry Warrick died Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Continuing Care Hospital Baptist Health-Corbin.

Mrs. Warrick was homemaker and of the Christian faith. She loved caring for her grandchildren, and great grandchildren and spending time with friends.

Mrs. Warrick was preceded in death by her parents, George Gill and Anna Jean Ritchie Gill, a daughter, Diana Warrick also preceded her. Continue reading Doris Jean Warrick

OBITUARIES DEC.17-24, 2017

Tracy Hill

Tracy Hill

Tracy DeWitt Hill, born August, 10th 1970, passed from this life on December 21st, 2017.

Tracy graduated from Berea Community High School in 1988, and attended the University of Kentucky. Later she graduated from Kaufman Beauty School in Lexington, and went on to become an instructor. Tracy made a career shift to technology beginning at Berea Community School where she was the Technology Coordinator. Eventually, she Continue reading OBITUARIES DEC.17-24, 2017

Linda Sue Cope

Linda Sue Cope

Linda Sue Cope

Linda Sue Cope, age 54, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 in Rockcastle County. She was born January 17, 1963 in Franklin, Ohio to the late James D. and Martha S. Cope.

Linda loved to dance, loved helping people, and was an avid Elvis Presley fan.

Linda is survived by her life long companion Ricky Griffin, her son Brad Griffin and his wife Sarah Griffin, step daughter Melanie Chase and her friend Daniel Shore, three brothers, Mike Cope, David Cope, Continue reading Linda Sue Cope

OBITUARIES DEC.10-17, 2017

Jimmy Roudolph McGuire

Jimmy McGuire

Jimmy McGuire age 73, husband of Kathy Elaine Lamb McGuire, died Wednesday Dec 13, 2017 at his home. Jimmy was born in Coffee County Georgia to the late James McGuire and Pauline Bagley Geiger.

Jimmy was retired from Okonite Cable Company in 2005 and he was a proud member of the IBEW local 2356. Jimmy was also a member of the Crestview Holy Sanctuary Pentecostal Church. Continue reading OBITUARIES DEC.10-17, 2017

OBITUARIES DEC. 3-10, 2017

Richard Nearn Barnes

Richard Nearn Barnes

Richard Nearn Barnes, 88, loving husband for 60 years of Mary Elizabeth Barnes, went home to be with the Lord on December 4, 2017. He was the fourth son of Wilbur and Helen Barnes. He was born on December 10, 1928 in Washington, DC.

His family moved to San Bernardino, CA when he was two years old and he went on to receive the A.B. degree in Zoology from U.C. Berkeley, the M.A. and P.H.D. degrees at U.C. Davis. While attending schools in California, he was employed for four summers by the U.S. Continue reading OBITUARIES DEC. 3-10, 2017

Mary Edna Williams

Mary Edna Williams

Mary Edna Williams

Mary Edna Williams, age 90 years, 10 months, died Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Terrace Nursing and Rehab Center following an illness. She was a life-long resident of Berea, born February 10, 1927, daughter of the late Thomas and Kizzie Jackson Williams.

Mary was a homemaker, loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She was a property owner and member of Middletown Baptist Church. Continue reading Mary Edna Williams

William Ray Mills Sr.

William Ray Mills

William Ray Mills Sr.

William Ray Mills Sr., age 76, widow of Geraldine Powell Mills died Monday, December 4, 2017 at his home in Melvindale, Michigan. A native of Flat Lick, KY., in Knox County, he was born to the late Willie and Troy Gray Mills on November 16, 1941.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a self-employed truck driver. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren telling stories about his truck driving days, he also loved to restore old cars.

Other than his parents and wife he was preceded in death by one son, William Ray Mills, Jr. Continue reading William Ray Mills Sr.

Tammy Alexander

Tammy Alexander

Tammy Alexander

Tammy Jean (Masters) Alexander, 52, of Richmond, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday November 15th at her home. Born in Richmond KY, September 22nd, 1965. She was the daughter of Russell E. Masters and Beulah Whittamore Masters Froman.

She married Doug Alexander of Jackson County in 1984.

Tammy was preceded in death by her mother Beulah Whittamore Masters Froman, father Russell Masters, a daughter Tiffany Alexander, a infant granddaughter Brooklyn Rose, and Doug Alexander father of her children. Continue reading Tammy Alexander

Richard Nearn Barnes

Richard Nearn Barnes

Richard Nearn Barnes

Richard Nearn Barnes, 88, loving husband for 60 years of Mary Elizabeth Barnes, went home to be with the Lord on December 4, 2017. He was the fourth son of Wilbur and Helen Barnes. He was born on December 10, 1928 in Washington, DC.

His family moved to San Bernardino, CA when he was two years old and he went on to receive the A.B. degree in Zoology from U.C. Berkeley, the M.A. and P.H.D. degrees at U.C. Davis. While attending schools in California, he was employed for four summers by the U.S. Forest Service as part of a Continue reading Richard Nearn Barnes

OBITUARIES NOV. 26 – DEC. 3, 2017

Denver Adams

Denver Adams

Denver Adams age 72 of Berea, husband of Wilma Elam Adams, died suddenly Monday November 27, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in Lexington. Denver was born in Garrard County to the late John and Lizzie Causey Adams.

He was retired purchasing agent for Ajax Magnathermic in Richmond, and he was a member of the New Hope Pentecostal Church. Continue reading OBITUARIES NOV. 26 – DEC. 3, 2017

OBITUARIES NOV. 19-26, 2017

Murphy Jarvis Martin

Murphy Jarvis Martin

Our hearts are heavy to say that Mr. Murphy Jarvis Martin, age 56, of Waco, Ky. has gone to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. following a brief and unexpected illness. Jarvis was born on Nov. 13, 1961 in Laurel Co. Ky.

He was the co-owner and operator of B & M Pipeline and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was a hardworking, generous man who loved to garden and spoil his family. Continue reading OBITUARIES NOV. 19-26, 2017