Obituaries May 23 to May 30

Frances Lee Miller

Frances Lee Miller age 83, wife of Lawrence Miller of Berea, died Saturday May 28, 2011 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond KY. Frances was a member of the Crestview Holy Sanctuary, and had worked at Parker Seal and Exide in Richmond. Frances was the daughter of the late Jim and Pair Sizemore Lee of Clay County, and she was preceded in death by 8 brothers and sisters.

Frances is survived by her husband Lawrence Miller, her daughters; Barbara (Larry) Abner, Judy Osborne, Elaine Burdette, and Vicky Hensley, 8 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren also survive Frances.

Funeral services will be Wednesday June 1, 2011 at 2 pm at the Crestview Holy Sanctuary with Bro. Jerry Holland officiating. Pallbearers will be Terry Brockman, Timmy Brockman, Michael Adkins, Tony Adkins, Josh Brockman, and Darien Fields. Burial will be in the Red Lick Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday May 31, 2011 after 6 pm at the Crestview Holy Sanctuary. Lakes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Clay

RICHMOND — Elizabeth Clay, 89, of Berea, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Davis & Powell Funeral Home.

Jackson A. Taylor

Jackson A. Taylor, 85, husband of Jean Taylor, died Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Telford Terrace, Richmond, KY. He was born August 20, 1925, the son of Charles D. Taylor and Mae Cornelius Taylor of Laurel County.

Jack attended Mt. Zion Elementary School in Laurel County and graduated from the Annville Institute High School of Jackson County in 1943. Following graduation from Annville High School, he worked on the home farm until he was called for military service. He received basic training at Camp Robinson, Arkansas and later was sent to Ft. Meyer, Virginia where he received Military Police training. He served as a military policeman in Washington, D.C. on the trains routed out of Washington D.C. into Virginia and West Virginia.
Upon completion of his military service, he enrolled at Sue Bennett College. After two years at Sue Bennett, he transferred to the University of Kentucky where he graduated in 1950, with a Bachelor of Science in General Agriculture. He taught three years in the Veterans Agriculture Program, before returning to the University of Kentucky to receive a Masters degree in Dairy Science.

In 1952, Jack married Jean Jones of Corbin, Kentucky. They have celebrated fifty-eight years of marriage. Jean worked in a sewing factory to support Jack while he returned to graduate school. Jack received another Masters degree in 1954, and accepted a position as Associate Professor of Agriculture and Farm Manager at the Eastern Kentucky State College, now known as Eastern Kentucky University. Jean also enrolled at Eastern to pursue a degree in elementary education, and upon graduation she began a teaching career in elementary schools.
In 1965, he resigned his position at Eastern to accept a job as Area Specialist in Community Development with the Cooperative Extension Service, College of Agriculture, at the University of Kentucky. Jack served twenty years in that position before becoming the Extension Agent for Agriculture in Knox County, Kentucky, where he spent the last four years of his professional career prior to retirement in 1989.

Jack joined the Richmond Kiwanis Club in 1957, and has been a member in Richmond and Barbourville, Kentucky for 53 years. He served as club president in 1961, and secretary/treasurer for several years also. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Laurel County, prior to transferring his membership in 1954, to First Baptist Church – Richmond, Kentucky. Jack sang in the church choir for several years.

In his retirement years, he busied himself with Kiwanis, gardening, reading, writing, and researching genealogy. He and five other alumni wrote A History of Annville Institute High School, which was published in 1998. When he was asked why he wanted an advanced degree, he said: “So I can better my financial condition and be of greater service to my fellowman.”

Besides his beloved wife; Jean of 58 years, Jack is survived by one brother, Robert (Barbara) Taylor, Nicholasville, KY; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Logan D. and Carl Dallas Taylor, a niece: Mary Ann Taylor Durham and nephew: Charles H. Taylor.

Visitation for Mr. Taylor will be 10:30AM -1:00PM Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Fritz and Turpin Funeral Home, with funeral services to begin at 1:00PM with the Reverend Curtis Warf officiating. Special guest speakers will be Carl Hurley, Ken Clawson, and Howard Loveland. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kiwanis members: Dr. Glen Kleine, Bob Lilly, Ray DeSloover, Ben McPherson, Carl Neeley, and David Harkleroad.

Condolences may be expressed to the family by sending contributions to the Sunrise Children””””s Service Home.

Mitzi Howell Whittaker

Mitzi Howell Whittaker, 58, of Somerset, passed away early Friday morning, May 27, 2011 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. She was the wife of Dariel Whittaker.

Mitzi was born on October 2, 1952 in Richmond and was the daughter of Grover “Sunny” and Betty Joe Broaddus Howell. She was a retired business-person, having owned and operated a closet shelf installation business, and had attended the First Christian Church of Somerset. Mitzi enjoyed genealogy, writing poetry, and working outside in her garden with her flowers.

Survivors include: her husband, Dariel Whittaker, of Somerset; three sons, Brett Dustin Whittaker, Bart Austin Whittaker, and Beau Justin Whittaker, all of Somerset; one granddaughter, Allison Rose Whittaker, of Richmond; four brothers, Ricky Howell (Sherry), of Berea, and Greg Howell (Doris), Sammy Howell (Corky), and Yogi Howell, all of Richmond; two nieces, Brittany Howell and Katelyn Howell; numerous cousins; and many, many friends and neighbors that she cared for and loved.

Funeral services for Mitzi Whitaker will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, 2011 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Chip Denief officiating. Burial will follow at the Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00- 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell.

Pallbearers will be Roy Todd, Kent Clark, Sue Ford, Karen Thrasher, Woody Allyn and Tommy Floyd.

Ralph Carpenter

RICHMOND — Ralph Carpenter, age 80, died Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the Compassionate Care Center. He was a native of Madison County, born June 4, 1930 to the late Cash and Evelene Isaacs Carpenter. Mr. Carpenter was a tow truck driver and a member of the Glades Christian Church. He was an avid dirt track racing fan.

Mr. Carpenter is survived by: his wife Elsie Rogers Carpenter; his son Billy (Susie) Carpenter of Berea; his daughters, Brenda (Steve) Oneal of Berea, Judy (Anthony) Fowler of Berea; his brothers, Carl (Catherine) Carpenter of Berea, Frankie (Leta) Carpenter of Berea; his sisters, Frances (Milford) Ogle of Richmond, Mary Crouch of LaGrange. He was preceded in death by 3 siblings.

Funeral services for Mr. Carpenter will be 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Darren Sloan and Rev. Jason Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in the Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Junior Scenters, Hubert Hatton, Dale Johnson, Dallas Johnson, Dennis Saylor, Chris Wren. Honorary pallbearers will be Andrew Pearson and Carols Powell.

Mae Elizabeth Hunter Whitaker

RICHMOND — Mae Elizabeth Hunter Whitaker, 80, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Richmond, passed away Saturday evening, May 21, 2011, in her home. She was the widow of Stanley D. Whitaker. Mrs. Whitaker was born March 3, 1931, in Macon, Ga., to Sollie Hunter and Millie Lynch Mason. She was retired from the Publix Bakery in Jacksonville.

She is survived by: two sons, Jerry D. Whitaker and Shirley D. (Becky) Whitaker, both of Jacksonville; two sisters, Barbara (Darrell) Thomas and Betty Adams; stepbrother, Danny Mason, all of Richmond; three granddaughters, Stacy (James) Harrison, Crystal (Josh) Griffin and Brittany Whitaker; two great-grandsons, Christopher Harrison and Ajyen Griffin; a dear sister-in-law, Lou Ann Whitaker Ratliff; nieces and nephews, Danny Hale, Joann Long, Sylvia Hale, Dempsey Shearer, Chris Thomas, Chad Thomas, Jan Marshall, Vickie (Walter) Rohrer, Jodie Whitaker, Charles “Chick” (Donna) Whitaker, Phyllis Armstrong and Joan Long; her cousins, Buster Lynch, Hallie Goins, Betty Baker, Letha Hatton, Lisa Hatton, Regina (Chris) Simpson, Ricky (Mae) Smith and Ronnie (Helen) Smith; and several great-nieces and great-nephews and many dear friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by: three great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Mrs. Whitaker’s great-nephew, the Rev. Justin Rohrer officiating. Burial will follow in Richmond Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Danny Hale, Dempsey Shearer, Chad Thomas, Samuel Shearer, Andrew Rohrer and James Harrison.

Charles VanWinkle, Jr.

Charles VanWinkle, Jr. age 82, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at Berea Health Care. He was born in Dayton, Ohio to the late Charles VanWinkle, Sr. and Malissie Whittemore VanWinkle. He was a retired employee of Blue Grass Army Depot and a member of the Silver Creek Baptist Church. Mr. VanWinkle was also an Army veteran of the Korean conflict.

Mr. VanWinkle is survived by: his wife, Lavada Berry VanWinkle of Berea; his daughters, Susan Reed of Berea and Debbie Baldwin (Roger) of Gray Hawk, Ky.; his brothers, Forrester VanWinkle of Berea and Elwin (Nancy) VanWinkle of Berea; his sister, Stella (Howard) Miller of Berea; his grandchildren, Rachel and Sarah Reed, Tiffany Berry and Chris Baldwin; his great grandchildren, Kaylee Berry, Baylee Berry and Elijah Moody. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Kenton Reed, and his sister Etta Mae Gadd.

Funeral services for Mr. VanWinkle will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the Silver Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Miller, Rev. Billy VanWinkle and Rev. Dennis Hisle officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-10 p.m. Friday at the church. Pallbearers will be Ray Abrams, Harold VanWinkle, Dale VanWinkle, Randy Miller, Roger Baldwin, Joey Centers. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Abrams, Ronnie Abrams, Jeff VanWinkle and Danny Miller. Davis & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Gertrude Saylor

BEREA — Gertrude “Mike” Wynn Saylor, 75, of Berea, passed away Tuesday morning, May 24, 2011, in The Terrace Nursing & Rehab Facility in Berea. She was born on November 2, 1935, in Harlan County, Ky., to the late Asher and Nancy Hensley Wynn. She was a homemaker and a devoted member of the Democratic Party and the Democratic Women’s Clubs of Madison County. She worked for many years on local, state and national elections.

Mrs. Saylor was a former member of the Altrusa Club and was active in PACA (Pattie A. Clay Auxiliary) and the Richmond Little League. She was of the Christian faith and served on the Board of the Salvation Army.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband, Herbert Saylor; one grandchild, Jason Randall Johnson; two sisters, Delsie Blevins and Bobbie Wynn; and four brothers, Charles King, Orville Wynn, Jess Wynn and James Riley Wynn.

Mrs. Saylor is survived by: one daughter, Sundae Saylor Park and husband, Brad, of Berea; two sons, Herbert R. Saylor and wife, Jaye, of Annapolis, Md., and John David Saylor of Berea; grandchildren, Holly Saylor, Aaron Saylor and Jessica Saylor; and stepgrandchildren, LeaAnn Crigler and Amy Park, Jamie Hanna, Melanie Hanna and Heather Hanna.

She also leaves: three sisters, Ruth Lamb of Richmond, Rhoda Selvey of Maynardville, Tenn., and Sharon English of Lake Placid, Fla.; one brother, Marel English of Globe, Ariz.; three sisters-in-law, Louvenia Wynn of Maynardville, Tenn., Calla Saylor and Eula Saylor, both of Loyall; and one brother-in-law, Herman Simpson, also of Loyall.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home in Richmond and from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2011, at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Home, in Harlan, where services will follow at 8 p.m. with Pastor Arnold Hammons officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2011, in Resthaven Cemetery at Keith, Ky., in Harlan County.

Pallbearers will be Mack Williams, Scott Williams, Bruce Ed Barton, Bruce Lester, Brad Park and Steve Hudson.

Memorial contributions are suggested to: The Terrace Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Resident Activity Fund, 1043 Brooklyn Blvd, Berea, KY 40403; Saint Joseph-Berea Foundation, 305 Estill Street, Berea, KY 40403; or PACA, P.O. Box 2108, Richmond, KY 40475.

Floyd Matthew Kaylor

RICHMOND — Floyd Matthew Kaylor, 56, of Fike Road, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, in the Hospice Compassionate Care Center. Mr. Kaylor was born September 9, 1955, in Madison County to George and Doris Wood Kaylor. He enjoyed spending time with his many friends.

Survivors include: his mother, Doris Wood Kaylor; two brothers, George Alan Kaylor (Ann) and Mark Kaylor; four sisters, Sue Teater (Lynn), Bonnie Gadd, Teresa Baker and Donna Williams (Dewayne); his stepdaughter, Faye Elliston (John); and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Mr. Kaylor was preceded in death by: his father, George Kaylor; and his wife, Margaret Kaylor.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with the Rev. Allene Coon officiating. Burial will follow in Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Christian Wynn, Logan Wynn, Andrew Gilpin, Matthew Kaylor, Dustin Kaylor and Jonathan Elliston.

Fannie L. Lamb

Fannie L. Lamb passed away peacefully after a short illness at 7:15 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2011 at her home. She retired from Westinghouse in Richmond, Ky. She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Lamb was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey “Byrd” Lamb; her mother and father, Lou Alta Lunsford and Gay Lunsford; her brothers, Frank, Charlie, and Everett Lunsford; sisters, Anna Tussey, Mayme Lambert, Della Wilcox; great grand baby, Kenneth Aaron Harold.

Mrs. Lamb is survived by 2 daughters, Mary Lynetta (Hubert Jr.) Chasteen of Berea, Ky., Darla Lamb of Paint Lick, Ky.; sister, Edna Tussey of Berea, Ky.; brothers, Luther (Irene) Lunsford of Mt. Orab, Ohio, William (Jane) Lunsford, Carlisle, Ohio: grandchildren, Robin Cherie (Kenny) Harold of Berea, Ky., John Timothy (Tina) Dowling of Bybee, Ky., Rodney Duane Chasteen of Berea, Ky., Kenneth Mark (Jennie) Breedlove of Richmond, Ky.; 3 great grandchildren, Kendra Cherie Harold, John Travis Dowling and Cassandra Dowling. She also leaves behind a special friend, Elmer Tussey from Bellevue, Nebraska.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lamb will be 12:00 noon Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Foster and Rev. Greg King officiating. Burial will follow in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday. Pallbearers will be Rodney Chasteen, Mark Breedlove, Steve King, Kenny Harold, Keith Lunsford, and Travis Dowling. Honorary pallbearers will be Ron Parker and Junior Chasteen.

Mrs. Lamb’s family wishes to thank her caregivers, friends and relatives who stood by her during her illness and to Davis & Powell Funeral Home.

Tom C. Warburton

Tom C. Warburton age 69, passed away Monday May 23, 2011 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

He was preceded in death by his parents George and Frances O’Brian Warburton. Tom is survived by his wife Barbara York Warburton, two brothers George Warburton of Florida and Bob (Barbara) Warburton of New York and one sister Patti (Phillip) Brown of New York. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews, close family and friends.

A guy from Brooklyn, New York, he loved all sports especially baseball. Tom went to Brockport College to become a teacher, after a stint in his student teaching he decided that wasn’t for him. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he experienced some of his most memorable times. This was when he met his soul mate and wife of 45 years in Berea, Kentucky. After his discharge from the service, Tom and Barbara lived in Kentucky. This is where he started his career as an industrial engineer for Kawneer Aluminum. They moved to Lexington after four years where he started working in Frankfort, KY at H.K. Porter as an engineer. This is where he worked for several companies until he retired at the age of 60. The last nine years he followed many of his favorite sports and started cooking for his wife as a hobby. This is something he loved to do and doing for others. Tom, being young at heart, always loved playing with children including his nieces and nephews. He was a wonderful brother-in-law and son-in-law and husband. He will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be Wednesday May 25, 2011 at Lakes Funeral Home at 3 pm with Pastor Shelby Reynolds officiating. Visitation will be from 1 pm until time of funeral services. Burial will follow in the Saylor Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Alan York, Henry York III, Jimmy Erickson, Wayne Livesay, Larry French and David Reynolds. Honorary bearers will be Alvin Hampton, Phil Brown and Scott Warburton.

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