Obituaries Feb 28 to Mar 6 (continued)

Jennie G. Richardson
RICHMOND — Jennie G. Richardson, 88, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011.

She was born on October 7, 1922, in Turrell, Arkansas, to the late H.K. and Jennie Hall Gayle Sr. She was a retired employee of the USDA, a member of the Madison County Republicans Women’s Club and of the First Baptist Church. She loved music and enjoyed singing with many choirs and at the events of many organizations.

Mrs. Richardson is survived by her husband, Harold E. Richardson Jr., of Richmond; two sons, James Rosser (Judy) of New Harmony, Utah, and William Rosser of West Lake Village, California; one brother, Joe A. Gayle Sr., of Perry, Georgia; one grandson, Nicholas Rosser of Seattle, Washington; and on sister-in-law, Sheila Gayle of Bowling Green, Kentucky.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ruffus Rosser, and three brothers, H.K. Gayle Jr., William Gayle and Colburn Gayle.
Services for Mrs. Richardson will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2011, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Keith Cupp, Jack Dyer, Hal Holmes, Ben McPherson, Billy Glenn Turpin and John Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Bonnie Cody, Ann Kindred’s Sunday school class and members of the Friendship Bible Class.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to any of the following: Clear Creek Baptist College, 300 Clear Creek Road, Pineville, KY 40977; Oneida Baptist Institute, PO Box 67, Oneida, KY 40972; The Gideons International, PO Box 541, Richmond, KY 40476; or the charity of your choice.

Roger Prewitt

Dr. Roger Wayne Prewitt
RICHMOND — Dr. Roger Wayne Prewitt, 70, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011, at the UK Medical Center in Lexington.

He was born March 23, 1940, in Garrard County, Kentucky, to the late Ernest and Ada Prather Prewitt. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Yentsch Prewitt.

A career educator, Dr. Prewitt was a professor at Eastern Kentucky University, having taught there for 33 years. He received his doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado, and his master’s degree in education from Eastern Kentucky University. During his tenure he served on the boards of several educational associations. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Richmond.

He is survived by one daughter, Stacy Prewitt Boslego (Joseph) of Baltimore, Maryland; one son, Charles Brooke Griffith (Cathy) of Leesburg, Virginia; five grandchildren, Morgan Griffith, Sumner Griffith, Kiley Tempert, Joseph Tempert and Ada Clare Tempert; and one cousin, Donnie Prewitt.

Services for Dr. Prewitt will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Bro. James Masterson officiating. Burial will follow in the Lancaster Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home on Barnes Mill Road.
Pallbearers will be Brooke Griffith, Morgan Griffith, Joseph Boslego, Rick Damron, Donnie Prewitt and James Masterson.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

Naomi Casey
RADCLIFF — Naomi Ruth Rhodus Casey, 93, of Radcliff, Ky., died Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

She was the widow of Preacher Orville Casey, both of Madison County, and both were members of the Christian Church. She was the daughter of Joseph and Hattie Agee Rhodus of Valley View.

She was preceded in death by: three of her seven children, Jesse R. Perkins (son of her first husband of one year, Jesse Noble Perkins) of Lebanon, Ohio, Barbara Ann Hendricks of Richmond and Gloria Carol Medlock of Richmond.

She is survived by: four sons, Norville G. Casey (Linda) of Radcliffe, Bobby W. Casey (Linda) of Waco, Harold B. Casey (Nancy) of Charlotte, N.C., and Jerry O. Casey of Bybee; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

She was the last of 11 children, all of whom preceded her in death: Harold Cobb, Wilburn Cobb, Irene Taylor, Stella Davis, John Rhodus, Cecil Rhodus, Almons Rhodus, Evelyn Starnes, Mary Breedon and Gladys Brown.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2011, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Pearson & Bro. Bobby Casey officiating. Burial will follow in Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Friday at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Mike Perkins, Gene Allen Casey, Keith Perkins, Mark Casey, Timothy Casey, Robbie Casey, Sean Casey and Phillip Medlock.

Ann Shelton
Hendersonville, N.C. — Ann Catherine “Kitty” Shelton, of Hendersonville, died Monday, February 28, 2011, in her residence following a lengthy illness.

A native of Richmond, Ky., she was a prior resident of LaGrange, Ky., before moving to Henderson County 51 years ago. She was a daughter of late Walker Dabney Covington and Lillian Kincaid Covington. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth James Covington.

She graduated from LaGrange High School, and later she received her Bachelors Degree in Education from Eastern Kentucky State University in Richmond. She taught Home Economics for two years at Southern High School in Louisville, Ky. Shortly after moving to Henderson County, she was employed with Hendersonville City Schools at Bruce Drysdale, for 28 years before retiring in 1994. She was a member of the Joseph McDowell Charter of the DAR, the Manakin Branch of the French Huguenot in NC & KY, the North Carolina Education Association, and Hendersonville First United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed ceramics, restoring furniture, stained glass and knitting. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, who will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.

Survivors include: her loving husband of 57 years, Jim Shelton; two daughters, Susan Elizabeth Shelton and Frances Ann Shelton of Hendersonville; three grandchildren, James Franklin Conner, Katheryn Emelia Conner and Joseph Lee Conner; one sister, Sue Dabney Clore of Prospect, Ky.; one sister-in-law, Ruby Cleo Reeves of Charleston, W.Va.; along with several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at the Hendersonville First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dan Martin officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service in the Alma Lee Cheves Room and immediately following the service in the Roy Johnson Room. The burial will take place at Richmond Cemetery, in Richmond, Ky., on Thursday, March 3, 2011, at 2 p.m. under the supervision of Turpin, Vice, & Fritz Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memory Care, c/o Givens Estate, 2360 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803 or to Hendersonville First United Methodist Church, Alzheimer’s Support Group, 204 6th Avenue West Hendersonville, NC 28739.

Cecil Pelfrey, Sr.
RICHMOND — Cecil Wayne Pelfrey, Sr., 65, of Richmond, passed away Sunday, February 27, 2011.
He was born in Fayette County, Ky., Feb. 8, 1946, the son of Sam H. and Mary Lakes Pelfrey. He was a self-employed truck driver and was of the Pentecostal-Holiness Faith.

Survivors include: his wife, Arlene Brock Pelfrey; three sons, Cecil Wayne Pelfrey, Jr. (Kathy) of Richmond, Jeffrey Wayne Pelfrey (Becky) of Paris and S. David Wayne Pelfrey of Richmond; six grandchildren, Christopher Lee Pelfrey, Jeffrey Lee Pelfrey (Vonna), David Wayne Pelfrey, Elizabeth Ann Pelfrey, Kristina Katelyn Pelfrey and Opal Renee Riley; six brothers, Sam H. Pelfrey, Jr. (Laura), Allen Pelfrey, J.D. Pelfrey (Shirley), Herbert Pelfrey (Gloria), Walter Pelfrey (Mary Lou) and Richard Pelfrey; five sisters, Betty Joyce, Jill Dukes, Frances Bradcock (John), Louise Barham and Jean Spruce; four great-grandchildren, Hayden Pelfrey, Tyler Riley, Marvin Riley and Abigail Riley; his sister-in-law, Betty Pelfrey; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Pelfrey is preceded in death by: eight brothers, J.D. (Shirley), Roy, A.G., Richmond Pearl, Kye, Seldom, Shelby and Robert; and one sister, Leonna.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2011, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with the Rev. Calvin Marshall officiating. Burial will follow in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 PM Wednesday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Lee Pelfrey, Jeffrey Lee Pelfrey, David Wayne Pelfrey, Ryan Clark, Tommy Oliver, Steve Pelfrey, Sr. and Steve Pelfrey, Jr.

Brian Alexander
RICHMOND — Brian Lee Alexander, 53, Richmond, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2011.

Mr. Alexander was born May 29, 1957, in Xenia, Ohio, to Bradley and Frances Mitchell Alexander. He worked as a cook for Telford Terrace. His greatest joy was making people laugh. He was also a Civil War enthusiast and had a special love for cats and nature.

Survivors include: his wife, Wanda Kenley; his mother, Frances Mitchell Alexander; his son, Mickie Ogle (Sandra) of Berea; two daughters, Ashley Alexander of Fairborn, Ohio, and Barbara Ogle of Richmond; one brother, Bradley Alexander, Jr.; five grandchildren, Vincent Snouffer, Troy Snouffer, Maleah Snouffer, Alex Ogle and Gracie Ogle; and very special friends, Paul Hymer and Gary Whitaker. He was preceded in death by: his father and his brother, David Alexander.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry Revel officiating. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Richmond Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Paul Hymer, Paul “P.J.” Hymer, Jr., Mickie Ogle, Anthony Blanton, Allen Blanton, Elmer Blanton, Floyd Lowery and Zach McDaniels.

John Lynch
NASHVILLE, TENN. — John “Jack” D. Lynch, 80, of Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Richmond, Ky., died February 26, 2011, in Baptist Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.

Mr. Lynch was born September 13, 1930, to the late Leslie P. and Elsie Davis Lynch. He was an Air Force veteran who had proudly served his country. Mr. Lynch loved music and had made a career as a musician in the Nashville area.
Mr. Lynch is survived by: three sisters, Allie B. Crane of Berea, Ky., Mamie (Charles) Rose of Berea, Ky.; and Betty (Jim) Dye of Louisville, Ky.

Graveside services will be conducted 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at the family cemetery in Red Lick, Ky. Bro. Vester Alexander will officiate the service with special music provided by Jo Isaacs.
Turpin, Vice and Fritz Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Rice

Charles Rice
Waco — Charles Broaddus Rice, 80, of Walter Lakes Road, Waco, passed away Friday, February 25, 2011, in the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

Mr. Rice was born in Madison County on December 16, 1930, to Harry and Mattie Broaddus Rice. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and was a part of the Delta Chi Fraternity, as well as being an avid U.K. basketball fan. He devoted his life to farming and also retired from the Square D. Company. He was a United States Air Force Veteran and served during the Korean War. He was a member of the Broadway Christian Church in Lexington.

Survivors include: his one son, Charles Craig Rice (Judy) of Waco; and his daughter, Brenda J. Schultz (Chris) of Durango, Co. In addition to his parents, Mr. Rice was also preceded in death by: his wife, Elizabeth Duncan Rice.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with the Rev. William McAtee officiating. Burial will follow in Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Dick Nelson, Wayne Fyffe, Jerry Campbell, Ronnie Carr, Steve Carr and James Carr.

Ray Rhodus

Ray Rhodus
RICHMOND — Ray Rhodus, 73, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in the Hospice Compassionate Care Center.

He was born in Poosey Ridge in Madison County, Ky., December 14, 1937, the son of Paul and Dorothy Davis Rhodus. Ray attended Madison Central High School and received his GED from Eastern Kentucky University. He was a carpenter having worked for Billy King Construction. He served as a Deputy Jailor for Madison County and retired from Eastern Kentucky University. Ray was a member of the Perryville Church of God and had served as a Captain of the Kirksville Volunteer Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by: his wife, Lillian Wilson Stratton Rhodus; and his stepson, J.B. Stratton.
Survivors include: his children, Donna Kay Sexton (Walt) of Annville, James Irvin Rhodus (Lesley) of Richmond and Deann Johnson of Richmond; two stepsons, Mike Stratton (Margaret) and Paul Stratton (Valerie), both of Mitchellsburg; his stepdaughter, DeeDee Smock of Mithcellsburg; his sister, Carol Prewitt (J.D.) of Lancaster; grandchildren, Craig Martin, Brian Rhodus, Brandon Rhodus, Jami Rhodus, Ryley Thompson, Dustin Johnson, Stormy Stratton, Faith Stratton, Whitney Stratton, J. Scott Goss, Shawna Terrell, Austin Lamb, Jonathon Smock, Jonie Smock and Thomas Smock; several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Combs, Parson & Collins Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Guiley officiating. Burial will follow in Gilead Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Edington, Stewart Cain, David Williams, Jody Martin, Mitchell Smith and Johny Collins. Honorary Pallbearers will be Gordon Cotton, Bobby Huff, Billy Collins and Greg Todd.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Jerry Edington, Mitchell Smith and Michael Cain for their friendship and concern during Ray’s illness. Expressions of sympathy may be made to: Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475.

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