Obituaries May 9 to May 16

Roy Harmon Sparkman
Roy Harmon Sparkman

Roy Harmon Sparkman, 66, husband of Armeda Miller Sparkman, died Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center. Mr. Sparkman was born December 7, 1944, in Jackson Co., KY, the son of the late Harmon and Cora Powell Sparkman. He attended the Ravenna Church of God, and was a very loving, caring and giving father and grandfather. Mr. Sparkman was a man of many trades. He worked as an auto mechanic at Jack Burford Chevrolet for many years and retired in 2000. He loved hard work and was always willing to lend a neighbor a helping hand. He had many talents, was a dedicated craftsman, and an avid fisherman.

In addition to his wife he is survived by four sons: Johnnie Sparkman (Kristi), Chad Sparkman (Cassandra), Steve Ford (Barbara), and Michael Ford (Rebecca); one daughter: Rebecca Clines; four sisters: Joyce Cain (Caroll), Jean Stewart (Tommy), Janet Sparkman, and Brenda Mills; seventeen grandchildren; and one sister-in-law: Jean Sparkman. He was preceded in death by one son: Daniel Ford; and one brother: James Sparkman.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, with Bro. Jeff Farmer and Bro. Delmar McGee officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-9 PM Monday evening at the funeral home, and after 8 AM Tuesday until the time of service.
Pallbearers will be Carl Lee Cain, Randy Cain, Sean Hacker, Todd Sparkman, Gary Murphy, Tim Murphy, and Justin Sparkman.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Ravenna Church of God, the Greenbrier Baptist Church, or the WLJC Network in Beattyville, KY.

Lucy Reed Fox

Lucy Reed Fox, 89, the widow of Harold Theodore Fox Sr., passed away late Friday evening, February 13, 2011 at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Fox was born on April 17, 1922 in Madison County, the daughter of the late Anderson and Maggie Ballew Reed. She was a retired community outreach leader for the UK Extension Service, and a member of the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Fox was a graduate of the former Richmond High School.

Survivors include: two sons: Harold T. Fox Jr., (Burma) of Lexington and Edwin Fox (Donna) of Louisville; two sisters: Elizabeth Matchem of Cincinnati, Ohio and Madge Huguely of Richmond; three grandchildren: Troy Harris, Gavin Fox and Chelsea Fox; one great-grandchild: Princess Harris; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers and six sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, May 19, 2011 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Robert R. Blythe officiating. Burial will follow at Madison Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 11:00 AM Thursday until the hour of service at the church.

Pallbearers will be: Johnny Wayne Huguely, Jimmy Burton, Harold T. Covington, Charles Hill, Lucien Huguely, Jr., Andrew Reed and Gary Huguely. Charles Collins will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

Winfield Ritchie

Winfield Ritchie, age 74, of Lexington, died Thursday, May 12, 2011 at his home. He was born in Ritchie, Kentucky on August 1, 1936 to the late Sidney and Bertha Conley Ritchie. He was retired from the United States Army, having served 2 tours in Viet Nam. Mr. Ritchie was a former Special Forces Airborne Ranger from 1954-1957, and he was the recipient of the Bronze Star and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. He was a person of faith.

Mr. Ritchie is survived by: his son, Kenneth (Elizabeth) Ritchie of Lexington; his daughter, Susan (Brian) Keaton of Louisville; his brothers, Allen L. Ritchie of Colorado, Sidney Ritchie of Georgia, Elwood Ritchie of Lexington, Newell Ritchie of Indiana, Chadwick Ritchie of Lexington; his sister, Sylvia Rowland of Las Vegas, Nevada. 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild also survive. He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Ritchie and a sister Coleen Ritchie.

Funeral services for Mr. Ritchie will be 12:00 Wednesday, May 18, 2011 with Bro. Vester Alexander officiating. Burial will be in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service on Wednesday. Davis & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Jeweldine Anglin Robinson

RICHMOND — Mrs. Jeweldine Anglin Robinson, 78, of Raleigh, N.C., passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011, in the Laurels of Forest Glenn Nursing Center. Mrs. Robinson was born November 27, 1932, in Madison County, Ky., the daughter of the late Lester and Pauline Powell Anglin. She was a dedicated wife and mother and enjoyed staying home with her children.

She is survived by: one son, Andrew “Andy” Robinson (Beth) of Raleigh, N.C.; two daughters, Carmen Newman of Clayton, N.C., and Paula DeLong (Jerry) of Bunn, N.C.; three sisters, Barbara Newby, Frances Pennington (Bradley) and Eva Lunsford; three grandchildren, Holly Johnson, Meredith Robinson and Caitlin Robinson; and one great-grandson, Ryder Jones.

Mrs. Robinson was preceded in death by: her husband, Farris Robinson; two daughters, Johanna and Melinda Robinson; two brothers, Dale and Orville Anglin; and one sister, Delores Freeman. A graveside service will be conducted at 11a.m., Monday, May 16, 2011, in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home are in charge of the arrangements.

Gladys Ann Short Hagan

Gladys Ann Short Hagan, 54, of Smith-Ballard, Richmond, the wife of Patrick J. “Rusty” Hagan, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center. She was born on August 21, 1956, in Richmond, Kentucky, and was the daughter of Coleman Short and Helen Mae Gibbs. Gladys was a homemaker.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by: two daughters, Marie Abner (Paul) of Kirksville and Helen “Renee” Tye (David) of Richmond; one son, Michael Pingleton of Berea; two sisters, Barbara Morris and Peggy Tribble (Tommy) both of Richmond; one brother, Lewis Short of Ohio; and four grandchildren, Gregory Williams and Tony Gay, both of Richmond, Jordan Matthews of Kirksville, and Peggy Tipton of Irvine as well as, six step-grandchildren.

A memorial service for Gladys Ann Short Hagan will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at the Victory Tabernacle Church on Irvine Road in Richmond. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles C. ‘Charlie’ Noland

RICHMOND — Charles C. “Charlie” Noland, 58, husband of Bobbye Scarborough Noland, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011, in Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Mr. Noland was born February 1, 1953, in Madison County to Donnie Ray Noland and Linda Perkins Noland. He was employed by the Richmond Fire Department as a firefighter and was past president of the Firemen’s Club.

Survivors include: his wife, Bobbye; both of his parents; one son, Charles Adam Noland of Richmond; three daughters, Michelle Short of Winchester, Frannie Noland of Berea, and Marie Short (Allen Long) of Richmond; brother, Eugene “Geno” Noland (Kim); three sisters, Donna Abner (Johnny), Mattie Sims (Jeff) and Kathy Winkler (Neal); eight grandchildren, Carey Short, (who lived with her grandparents), Jacob Noland, twins, Katie and Kenzie Biggs, Logan Thomas, Rebecca Noland, Zachery Thomas and Tommy Noland. He was preceded in death by: his sister, Mary VanWinkle.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Calvary Baptist Church with Bro. Bobby Green officiating. Burial will follow in Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.

The Richmond City Fire Department Honor Guard will serve as pallbearers. Honorary bearers will be Wayne Roe, Gary Perkins, Steve Perkins, Allen Long, Stormy Isaacs and Jimmy Dale Williams and the Richmond City Fire Department.

Clyde Parker

BEREA — Clyde Parker, 89, of Berea, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in the Compassionate Care Center of Richmond. Clyde was retired from NCR (National Cash Register) in Dayton, Ohio. Clyde also was a member of the Silver Creek Baptist Church and a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

Clyde was preceded in death by: his parents, B.V. Parker and Mary Ellen Reece Parker; and his siblings, Russell Parker, Mitchell Parker and Christine Gillentine.

Clyde is survived by: his wife, Dortha Hurley Parker; his siblings, Mildred Shumaker, Richard (Flora) Parker, Buddy (Mary) Parker and Mary Edith (Marley Lee) Sharpe; and 12 nieces and nephews. Clyde is also survived by: his neighbor, friend and caregiver Bertha Croucher; and caregivers, Robin Gadd and Regina McKinney.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 14, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Silver Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Hisle and Bro. Jeff Reed officiating. Burial will be in Berea Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Frank Parker, Kenneth Parker, Jerry Parker, Denver Isaacs, Billy Linville, Mike Parker and Leonard Bratcher. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lakes Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: the Silver Creek Baptist Church, PO Box 97, Berea, KY 40403.

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