Category Archives: Obituaries

Diana Jones

Diana Jones

Diana Jones

Diana Lynn Wylie Jones, 65, wife of Wallace Jones, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Saint Joseph Berea. She was born October 26, 1953 in Dayton, Ohio to the late James A. and Elsie Mae Howard Wylie.

Mrs. Jones was a hairdresser for many years at Jean’s Beauty Shop. She was a wonderful cook, loved spending time with her family and an avid fan of foreign films. She attended First Christian Church of Berea.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald Ray Powell; her son, Daniel Ray Powell; and her sister-in-law, Elena A. Wylie. Continue reading Diana Jones

Mary Louise Britton

Mary Louise Britton

Mary Louise Britton

Mary Louise Britton, age 97, widow of E. L. Britton passed away Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at Morning Point of Richmond, where she had made her home for the past two and half years. She was born December 29th, 1920 in Berea, KY to the late Ben and Addie Bowling Fugate.

Mrs. Britton was an avid UK Basketball fan, loved to play bridge and spend time with her family. She was also an advocate for animals, often taking supplies to the Madison County Humane Society. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Berea and was very active there until her health prevented. Continue reading Mary Louise Britton

OBITUARIES NOV 4-11, 2018

Mary Louise Britton

Mary Louise Britton

Mary Louise Britton, age 97, widow of E. L. Britton passed away Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at Morning Point of Richmond, where she had made her home for the past two and half years. She was born December 29th, 1920 in Berea, KY to the late Ben and Addie Bowling Fugate.

Mrs. Britton was an avid UK Basketball fan, loved to play bridge and spend time with her family. She was also an advocate for animals, often taking supplies to the Madison County Humane Society. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Berea and was very active there until her health prevented. Continue reading OBITUARIES NOV 4-11, 2018

Billy Keith Eden

Billy Eden

Billy Keith Eden

Billy Keith “Bill” Eden, 87, of West Columbia, SC went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 8, 2018. He was born in Berea, KY, the son of the late Jesse Arthur Eden and the late Gladys Norvelle Eden.

Bill was a dedicated husband and father, survived by his wife of 53 years, Lucy Wise Eden; children, Cindy (Laird) Thompson, Randy (Sharon) Eden, Melody (Mike) Collins and Billie Kay (Jeff) Morris; grandchildren, Jacob and Nicholas Thompson, Evan Eden, Grant and Keith Gouveia, Jonathan Eden, Mic Collins, Jesse, Cole, Faith and Sam Morris, and 9 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Delores Eden Kucera. Continue reading Billy Keith Eden

Jodie Shelton

Jodie Shelton

Jodie Shelton

Jodie Jack Shelton, 87, of Conway (Rockcastle County) died at his residence Sunday, November 4, 2018 following an illness. He was a Cruise, Kentucky (Laurel County) native, born February 20, 1931, son of the late John D. Shelton and the late Della Helton Sorrell.

He was a U. S. Army Veteran, Korean War and resident of Conway for the past 38 years after moving from Indiana.

Survivors include 7 children, Mary Shelton, Theresa Jackson (Johnny) Tracy Planck (Rick), Jerry Shelton (Anna), Jody Shelton, Jr. (Kathy), Ray Shelton, Casey Shelton (Janet), 13 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren; as well as numerous relatives and friends. Continue reading Jodie Shelton

Martha Jean Childress

Martha Jean Childress

Martha Jean Childress

Martha Jean Childress, age 92, passed away Saturday Nov. 3, 2018 at Saint Joseph East Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Childress was born in Dayton, Ohio Dec. 23, 1925 to the late Eugene and Minnie Mae Sizemore McDermott.

Mrs. Childress loved her church, loved singing and playing the piano. She was a member of the Harmons Lick Church of God.

Other than her parents, Mrs. Childress was preceded in death by two husbands, Sherman Lee Damrell and Charlie Childress, one daughter, Judith Ann Damrell, three brothers, Jim McDermott, Robert McDermott, John McDermott, three sisters, Peggy Massie, Dorothy Sipe’ Williamson, and Mary Shiflet. Continue reading Martha Jean Childress

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. Continue reading OBITUARIES OCT. 28 – NOV 4, 2018

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. Continue reading OBITUARIES OCT. 21-28, 2018

Randall Powell

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. Continue reading Randall Powell

Dennis Ray Dixon

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. Continue reading Dennis Ray Dixon

Dillard Parrett

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. Continue reading Dillard Parrett

OBITUARIES OCT. 14-21, 2018

Randy Miller

Randall Lee Miller

Randall “Randy” Lee Miller, age 59, husband of 41 years to Pam Robinson Miller, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018, at Bluegrass Hospice Care Center in Lexington KY. He was born, December 11, 1958 in Berea, KY to the late Howard and Stella VanWinkle Miller.

Randy obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University. He retired after 30 years at Toyota Motor North America, most recently serving as Human Resources Manager. Randy was of the Baptist faith and a long-time member and deacon at Dry Run Baptist Church in Georgetown, KY. He was a member of Gideon’s International since 1998 and a volunteer speaker. He served as the Scott County President for the American Heart Association and a board member of Hospice of the Bluegrass, California State University at Long Beach and Crime Stoppers. Continue reading OBITUARIES OCT. 14-21, 2018

Randall Lee Miller

Randy Miller

Randall Lee Miller

Randall “Randy” Lee Miller, age 59, husband of 41 years to Pam Robinson Miller, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018, at Bluegrass Hospice Care Center in Lexington KY. He was born, December 11, 1958 in Berea, KY to the late Howard and Stella VanWinkle Miller.

Randy obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University. He retired after 30 years at Toyota Motor North America, most recently serving as Human Resources Manager. Randy was of the Baptist faith and a long-time member and deacon at Dry Run Baptist Church in Georgetown, KY. He was a member of Gideon’s International since 1998 and a volunteer speaker. He served as the Scott County President for the American Heart Association and a board member of Hospice of the Bluegrass, California State University at Long Beach and Crime Stoppers. Continue reading Randall Lee Miller

Ida Mae Powell

Ida Mae Powell

Ida Mae Powell

Ida Mae (Baker) Powell was born on October 17, 1964 in Berea, KY and departed this life Saturday, October 13, 2018 following a long illness, being 53 years of age. She was the wife of the late Malcolm Powell and was the daughter of the late Jesse Baker.

She is survived by her mother Ella (Lakes) Baker of Berea. She is also survived by three children and three sisters. Her children are Janice Powell of Louisville, Jason Powell of Berea, and Katie Powell of Richmond. Her sisters are Eddie (Ricky) Miller of McKee, Gracie (Baker) Mills of Berea, and Betty (Dave) Davis of Richmond, IN. She is also survived by two nieces, Cheyenne Mills of Lexington and Ashley Mills of Berea. Continue reading Ida Mae Powell

OBITUARIES OCT. 7-14, 2018

Beulah Randall

Beulah Randall

Beulah Combs Randall, age 81, wife of 60yrs to Cleamon Randall died Monday, October 8, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. She was born December 25, 1936 to the late Andy and Mattie Brewer Combs.

She loved caring for her home and family, loved to quilt and work jig saw puzzles. Mrs. Randall was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Connie Sue Randall, and her siblings, Elmer Combs, Leila Combs Bond, Palmer Combs, Edward Combs, Pearl Combs Reece, Lorraine Combs Farmer, and Clyde Combs. Continue reading OBITUARIES OCT. 7-14, 2018

Beulah Randall

Beulah Randall

Beulah Randall

Beulah Combs Randall, age 81, wife of 60yrs to Cleamon Randall died Monday, October 8, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. She was born December 25, 1936 to the late Andy and Mattie Brewer Combs.

She loved caring for her home and family, loved to quilt and work jig saw puzzles. Mrs. Randall was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Connie Sue Randall, and her siblings, Elmer Combs, Leila Combs Bond, Palmer Combs, Edward Combs, Pearl Combs Reece, Lorraine Combs Farmer, and Clyde Combs. Continue reading Beulah Randall

Bonnie Gale Vincent

Bonnie Gale Vincent

Bonnie Gale Vincent

Bonnie Gale Granger Vincent, age 69, wife of Robley Vincent died Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Mrs. Vincent was born September 18, 1949 in Mamou, Louisiana to the late Curley E. and Erose Bertrand Granger.

She was a retired medical secretary, loved knitting, genealogy, jewelry making, traveling, and spending time with family. Mrs. Vincent was of the Baptist faith, attending the Berea Baptist Church until her health prevented it. Continue reading Bonnie Gale Vincent

OBITUARIES SEPT. 30 – OCT. 7, 2018

Bill Helton Jr.

Bill Helton Jr.

Bill “Big Bill” Helton Jr. passed away peacefully Oct. 1, 2018, with his children by his side. He was born in Garrett County, Ky., on April 5, 1943, to Bill and Cynthia Helton. He grew up in the Dowagiac area.

He met the love of his life, Diana Postelli, and they married Nov. 9, 1963. He worked and retired from Clark Equipment, and later he and Diana opened DD’s Trading Post. He always had a bologna sandwich for anyone hungry.

He is survived by his daughter, Laura (J. Shannon) Helton-Adams and their children, Jonathon and Shanna; his son, William Helton and his daughter, Caroline; his brother, C. Robert (Rebecca) Helton of Richmond, KY, his sisters: Janie (Robert) Lake, Etta (Roscoe) Asher, Edna (Bennie) Johnson; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Continue reading OBITUARIES SEPT. 30 – OCT. 7, 2018

Ruby Katherine Shanks


Ruby Katherine Shanks

Mrs. Ruby Katherine Shanks, 75, of Richmond, passed away on Wednesday morning, October 3, 2018 at the Madison Health and Rehab Center in Richmond. She was born on November 23, 1942 in Madison County to the late Leonard and Alma Begley Hill.

She was a self employed private duty care giver and enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with her family. Most importantly, she loved the Lord and was a member of the Livestone Pentecostal Holiness Church. Continue reading Ruby Katherine Shanks

OBITUARIES SEPT. 23-30, 2018

Lesley Gail Wilson

Lesley Gail Wilson

Lesley Gail Wilson, age 54, died Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Florida Hospital in Tampa, Florida. He was born February 17, 1964 in Lexington, KY.

Mr. Wilson was a self-employed master carpenter, he loved his family, firearms and the beach.

Lesley was preceded in death by his father, Reo VanWinkle and a sister, Debra Jo Moore.

He is survived by his mother, Shirley Gilpin, of Berea, KY., his brother, Danny B. (Deenie) Wilson of Lexington, KY., his sisters, Kathy Poynter and Lois Anglin both of Berea, KY., Joyce Jones of Green Bay, WI., and Judy (Randy) Lake of Berea, KY. A host of nieces, nephews and friends also survive. Continue reading OBITUARIES SEPT. 23-30, 2018