Obituaries July 11 to July 18

Edna Nelson Alfred

Edna Nelson Alfred

RICHMOND — Edna Nelson Alfred, 87, passed away Friday, July 15, 2011, in Telford Terrace. She was preceded in death by: her husband of 66 years, Rudd William Alfred, who passed away in April. She was born in Madison County, Ky., July 1, 1924, the daughter of Willie and Lessie Hunter Nelson. She was a graduate of Madison High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University. She was a former employee of Begley Drug Co., and Madison Tobacco Warehouse.

Mrs. Alfred was a member of Westside Christian Church, where she participated in the Ladies Circle, Chapter No. 438 Order of Eastern Star, and had been a volunteer for Pattie A. Clay Hospital Auxiliary. She had served as an election official and a volunteer with the Class A Basketball Tournament. Her two favorite pastimes were playing Bridge and Square Dancing.

Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Cole (Phill) of Richmond; three grandsons, Michael D. Cole (Sharon), Christopher D. Cole (Christy) and William N. Cole (Andrea); four great-grandsons, Drew Cole,
James Cole, Noah Cole and Scott Markwell (Kristie); two great-great grandsons, Austin and Leland Markwell.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. William Cole, Bro. Mike Simpson and Bro. Tony Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Eastern Star Services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

The family extends special thanks to the exceptional loving caregivers at Telford Terrace. Expressions of sympathy may be made to: Telford Terrace, 1025 Robert L. Telford Dr., Richmond, KY 40475

Oma Jones Mullins

Oma Jones Mullins age 97, widow of Frank Mullins died Saturday July 16, 2011 in Berea KY. Born in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Martha Hall Jones, and lived most of her adult life in Floyd County. Oma was also member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Berea.

Oma is survived by her children: Charles Ed (Kay) Mullins, Jettie (Dick) Howser, Delores (Ron) DeLong, Dan (Ruth) Mullins, Jo Mullins, and Frank R Mullins, 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Monday 5-9 pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea, and Tuesday from 5-9 pm at the Hall Funeral Home in Martin KY, and funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:00 am at Hall Funeral Home in Martin, with Rev. Billy Long officiating. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery at Hi Hat Kentucky.

Geneva Laswell Craft

Geneva Laswell Craft, 91, of Richmond, the widow of Richard G. Craft, died Tuesday evening, July 12, 2011, at the U. K. Medical Center.

She was born on January 22, 1920 at Brush Creek, Kentucky, in Rockcastle County. During her life she had worked as an office assistant for various businesses. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Richmond.

She is survived by one daughter, Carole A. Stevens, of Richmond; one son, Richard J. Craft, and wife Betsey, of Raleigh, NC; four sisters, Hattie Gray of Hamilton, OH, Bertha Kettler of Richmond, Hazel Green and Ethel Laswell, both of Lexington.

She also leaves four grandchildren, Jordan, Madison and Milissa Craft and Anne Scott; two great-grandchildren, Justin and Jackie Scott and three great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves her teacup poodle and companion, Mattie.

Services for Mrs. Craft will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2011, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Fort officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home

Rev. Randolph Scott Hicks

Rev. Randolph Scott Hicks, 65, husband of Shirley, of Blue Lick Road, Berea, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Saint Joseph-East Hospital in Lexington.

He was born on January 8, 1946, to John D. and Ebbie M. “Granny” Hall Hicks, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a contractor, a house framer and enjoyed helping out at the Berea Flea Market. Rev. Hicks was a minister of the Gospel and a member of the Living Waters Sanctuary Church.

In addition to his loving wife, Shirley Ann Richardson Hicks, he is survived by one son, Kenneth David Hicks and his daughters, Ashlee and Nicole Hicks; two daughters, Tonya Hicks of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and her daughters, Vanessa, Jessica, Shelby and Makenna Lee; and Kathy Moberly (Shane) of Berea, Kentucky, and their daughters Brooke, Karrigan and Kayleigh. In addition to the nine granddaughters, there is one grandson, Jonathan Scott Hicks.

Other survivors are seven sisters, Millie Todd (Charles), Charlotte Brookshire, Carol Rummel (Richard), Nettie Smith (Melvin), Connie Jo Sparks (Roger), Mollie Grant (Johnnie) and Dianne McIntosh (Darvis); as well as his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Kenneth and Katherine Richardson.

Rev. Hicks was also preceded in death by a son, Randolph Scott Hicks, Jr., and two brothers, John David Hicks and Noble Hicks.

Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Dale Holman and Bro. Robert Johns officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 – 9 p.m. Tuesday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell.

Pallbearers will be David Renfro, Steve Pruitt, Robert Johns, Ricky Winkler, and Larry Collins. Honorary bearers will be Danny Powell, Nathan Bowman, Shane Moberly and Chad Moberly.

David Jennings

RICHMOND — David E. Jennings. 82, former native of Richmond, Ky., and the last living uncle to Louise S. Turner, died July 14, 2011, in the residence of his daughter, Cynthia Gentry in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was proceeded in death by: his parents, William and Maggie Jennings.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011, with visitation beginning 1 p.m. at Newcomer & Walker Funeral Home, 8611 Winton Rd., Cincinnati Ohio. Obituary submitted by Keith P. Clark & Son, Winchester.

Jean Louise Fox Smith

Jean Louise Fox Smith, 87, of Jolly Ridge Rd., passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center. Mrs. Smith was born June 8, 1924 in Sagamore, PA to Wilbur and Margaret Gibson Fox. She had worked for Hessoms Restaurant in Pennsylvania.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Bertrum O. Smith; two sons: Bertrum Smith, Jr. (Stephanie) of Denton, TX and Dennis Smith (Joyce) of Las Vegas, NV; three daughters: Roberta Sherman (Dave) of Cambridge, OH, Pam Ditto of Killeen, TX and Annie Sims (Ron) of Richmond; two sisters: Dorothy Roberts and Sara Battista; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Smith is preceded in death by her brother: Hugh Fox and three sisters: Pearl Mosley, Martha Glaister and Anna Lesser.

The family has chosen a private memorial service. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William Wallace Witt
William Wallace Witt Sr.

William Wallace Witt Sr. age 87, husband of Elizabeth Kindred Witt died Thursday July 14, 2011 at the St. Joseph Berea Hospital. William was a retired Steel worker from Dayton Ohio, a World War II Veteran of the US Army and member of the Silver Creek Baptist Church in Berea. William was born in Estill County Kentucky to the late William M and Viola Mae Hines Witt, he was also preceded in death by his sisters, Helen Roberts, and Thelma Dennis and the mother of his children Dora Dean Witt.

William is survived by his wife Elizabeth Kindred Witt of Berea, his sister Marjorie Witt Seabolt, and his beloved children: William W Witt Jr. (Joan), Orvil E Witt, James R Witt (Johnia), Marjorie S Wallace (Wayne), Yvonne Sams, Ronald L Witt Sr., Connie L Rice, Randy D Witt (Connie), George A Witt (Lucinda), Sarah E Abner (Jerry), Mary V Steele, and step daughters; Mary Ann Hampton (Ford) and Vicki Harris (Ken Clark), 26 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, 6 step-great-grandchildren, and 1 step-great-great-grandson, many nieces, nephews and friends, and his favorite dog Cookie, a special thank you to his step daughters for their loving care of our Dad these last few months of his life.

Funeral services will be Monday July 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Lakes Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis Hisle and Rev. Kenny Davis officiating, Pallbearers will be Grandsons. Visitation will be Sunday from 5-9 pm at Lakes Funeral Home. Burial will be in Miamisburg Ohio at the Highland Memorial Cemetery.

George Edward Lynn

George Edward Lynn was born on April 2, 1956 Bangkok, Thailand to Clifford and Myrtle Lynn. His father was a career military man and they traveled to several countries before settling down in Berea. In April 1970, he and his brother Steve, accompanied their father to Houston, Texas where they lived and worked for 35 years. He then moved to California and made his home in Perris, Ca, where is wife Melodie continues to reside.

George is also survived by two brother, Charles Robinson and Clifford Steven Lynn of Berea; one sister, Patricia Kay Lynn Boone of Lexington; half brother, Bob Taylor of Anderson, S.C.; his caretaker and sister-in-law, Betty S. Lynn of Berea; two nephews, Josh and Joey Boone; two nieces, Michelle and Amy Boone; two great nieces, one great nephew, and his constant companion, his dog, Scooter.

Like his father, he was in the military, and one of his greatest passions was motor cycling. He will be greatly missed by all his biker friends in Perris, CA area. He and his brother Steven were not only brothers, but were best of friends and kept in close touch always. Steven flew to California in April to bring George back to Berea to be with his family during his illness. He wanted to be buried in the Berea Cemetery where his parents and other relatives are laid. George will be sadly missed by all his family friends.

Graveside services for George will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2011 in the Berea Cemetery with Bro. Charles Moore officiating. Family members and close friends will serve as pallbearers. Davis & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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