Obituaries September 5 to September 12, 2011 (continue)

Jesse Pearl Powell Sr.

Jesse Pearl Powell, 69, of College Hill Road, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at his home.
Jesse was born on July 7, 1942 to Captain Shelton and Demi Barker Powell, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, Jesse was preceded in death by: his wife, Beulah Collins Powell; one daughter, Susie Mae Humfer; and four brothers, Everett Powell, Arthur Powell, Thurman Vickers, and Johnny Vickers.
Survivors include: two sons, Jessie Powell, Jr. and Shelton Powell (Joyce); and one sister, Della Martin; and six grandchildren.

Funeral Services for Jesse Powell will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Ricky Powell officiating. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Junior Turner, Johnny Cox, Lee Anglin, Randy McKinney, Cecil Hardy, and Alvis Collins. Larry Tackett will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

Visitation will be from 5:00- 9:00 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2011 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell.

Lola Mae Coleman

BEREA — Lola Mae Coleman, 66, of Berea, Kentucky, went to be with the Lord on Saturday morning, September 10, 2011, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond. Lola was born, May 16, 1945, in Lenore, West Virginia to the late Ralph and Ada York White. She was a twin and one of 19 children. She married Dallas Coleman of Phelps, Kentucky, when she was 16, and they were together over 50 years when he passed away in October of 2010.

She started serving the Lord when she was 18 and filled with the Holy Ghost on the same night that she was saved. The Rev. Richard Brewer of Varney, West Virginia, baptized her the following Sunday. She was a member of the Wilderness Holiness Church in Berea, and served the Lord faithfully over 48 years.

She was a homemaker, cook, and a Walmart Bakery employee, working with the public for many years. She loved her husband, her children and daughter-in-law and grandson, but most of all she loved the Lord with all of her heart.

Lola worked in Chicago, Illinois, as an envelope press operator, and moved back to Kentucky to be a stay-at-home wife and mother. She had four children, Rick Ervin Coleman and two infants that preceded her in death and is survived by one son, Jerry L. Coleman, and wife Cheri, of Berea, and one grandson, Jerry Cedrick “J.C.” Coleman of Berea.

She is also survived by her sibblings, Doshie Morris of Ocala, Florida; Louella and James Hunt of Mills Grove, West Virginia; Dixie Justice of Big Springs; Gladys and Frank Justice of Elyeria, Ohio; Columbus and Nancy White of Morristown, Tennessee; Clyde and Sharon White of South Loraine, Ohio; Ilene and John Vono of Silver Springs, Florida; Rita and Rob Justice of Delbarton, West Virginia; and special friends, Marie and Larry Eversole of Berea.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Dallas, and her son, Ricky, she was also preceded in death by Benjamin White (her twin brother) John Henry White, Lilly Adair, Imogene White, Helen Ruth White, Pearl Louise White, Delilah White and three still-born infants.

Services for Lola will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with the Rev. Darren Slone and the Rev. Lee Gadd officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Bill McCollum, Tony Honaker, Charlie Newcomb, Allen Hubbard, Jerry Abner and Daniel Marcum.

Thomas Abshear

RICHMOND — Thomas Allen “Tommy” Abshear, 36, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2011. Tommy was born in Madison County on November 13, 1974 to Paul Richard Abshear and Shirley A. Johns Lowery.

Survivors include: his mother: Shirley A. Lowery (Mike); three brothers: his twin, Timothy Richard Abshear (Kisha), Joshua Scott Lowery and Paul Jason Abshear; his grandmother: Della Johns; his step-grandmother, Anna Lowery, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandfather, William Nelson Johns.

The family is holding a memorial service at 3 p.m. Monday at the Victory World Outreach Center, 206 Victory Dr., Richmond. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Laurie A. Miller Painter

RICHMOND — Laurie A. Miller Painter, 55, of Poosey Ridge Road, Richmond, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2011, in the Saint Joseph Hospital of Lexington.

She was born December 21, 1955, in Tampa, Florida, to Harriet Jean “Hattie” Hoyt Miller and the late Dean Miller and was an employee of Eastern Kentucky University.

In addition to her mother Hattie, or “Nana,” she is survived by her loving husband, David S. Painter, of Richmond; three daughters, Shannon Walker of Tampa, Fla., Jennifer Painter of Tishomingo, Okla., and Amber Painter of Richmond; one brother, Todd Miller of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and four grandchildren, Devynn Alexander, Dakota and Kaleb Stanifer and Khloe Painter.

There will be no public visitation and a private service for Laurie will be held later. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Roger W. McKinney

Roger W. McKinney, 89, died on Thursday, September 8, 2011. He was born August 7, 1922 to Lura Dozier and Roger Hansen McKinney of Richmond.

He was a graduate of Madison High School in 1940 and the Louisville College of Pharmacy in 1944. Following his graduation, he served in the U. S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II. Upon his discharge in 1946, he returned to Richmond and married Eleanor McCord. They were married for 65 years, which he described as a “wonderful trip”.

Mr. McKinney was a registered pharmacist and former owner of M & M Drug Store which he and his father-in-law built and opened in 1960. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and M & M Drug Store was honored as Business of the year in 1995. He retired in 1995 and the drug store has been owned and operated by his son, John and wife, Mary Ann, since that time.

Mr. McKinney was a long-time member, and elder emeritus of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. He had been a board member and served in many capacities on the board and in the church over the years.

After his retirement, he found a new passion and became an avid woodworker; making turned and carved canes and sculptures from native and exotic woods. He was a member of the American Association of Woodworkers.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor McCord McKinney, sons, Roger David (Kathy) McKinney of Frisco, Texas, John Wagers (Mary Ann) McKinney of Richmond; daughter, Mary McCord McKinney of Louisville; grandson, Roger Castlen McKinney of Richmond, step-grandson, Andrew (Rachel) McKinney of Hawaii, and step-grandchildren, Asher Thomas and Eleanor Kathryn McKinney of Hawaii; nephew, Scott (Donna) Duncan, and niece, Jimmie Lou Begley (Ron) Abney. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Edith Russell (E.R.) Begley.

Services for Mr. McKinney will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 12, 2011 at the First Christian Church, with Dr. Betsy Goehrig and Dr. Glenn Birkett officiating. Burial will follow at the Richmond Cemetery. Friends will be received from 4 – 7 p.m. Sunday, September 11, 2011, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Jim Harris, Charles Gibson, Ken Tunnell, George Robinson, Bill Shaffer, Bill Rice, Roger Castlen McKinney, David Andrew McCord and Bill Hagan. The Elders of the First Christian Church will serve as honorary bearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the First Christian Church Building Fund.

Betty Eversole Singer

RICHMOND — Betty Eversole Singer, 77, passed away Monday, September 5, 2011. She was born February 7, 1934, the daughter of the late Thomas H. and Lucinda Edwards Eversole of Richmond, Ky. Ms. Singer was a true-blue, loyal supporter of the University of Kentucky Wildcat basketball program. She loved spending time with her family and friends and was a collector of movies which she so enjoyed watching. Betty was a member of the Red House Baptist Church.

She is survived by: two sisters, Louise McCreary and Jessie (Elmer) Childers, both of Waco, Ky.; several nieces and nephews; and her loving caregiver “Penny.” Besides her parents, Betty was preceded in death by eight brothers and two sisters.

Visitation for Ms. Singer will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at Fritz and Turpin Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 8, 2011, at the funeral home with the Rev. Tim Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery, Waco, Ky. Family and close friends will serve as pallbearers honoring Ms. Singer.

Mifred Aline Campbell VanWinkle

RICHMOND — Mifred Aline Campbell VanWinkle, 77, wife of William L. VanWinkle, passed away Monday, September 5, 2011, in the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center. Mrs. VanWinkle was born August 6, 1934, in Rockcastle County to John M. and Mary Sea Campbell. She was a member of the K Street Pentecostal Church.

She is survived by: 10 children, Boyd Junior VanWinkle, Allen Wayne VanWinkle (Teresa), both of Irvine, Ky., Bobby VanWinkle, Marvin Kay VanWinkle (Debbie), Eugene VanWinkle (Phyllis), Gary VanWinkle (Peggy), David VanWinkle, Connie Short (Richard), Michael VanWinkle, all of Richmond, Ky., and Mark VanWinkle (Tracy); 21 grandchildren, Regina McCoy VanWinkle, William Boyd VanWinkle, Chasity VanWinkle, Bradley VanWinkle, Kimberly Hilbert, Melanie Lee, Tracey VanWinkle, Ashley Cortes (Isarel), Emily VanWinkle and Will, Brandon VanWinkle (Amber) Timothy VanWinkle, Crystall Barrows (Jeremy), Cortney VanWinkle, Eric VanWinkle, Michael Wayne VanWinkle, Trevor Barrett, Anthony Brittany VanWinkle, Farrin Kenning, Kylie Humphrey and Seth Orschell; 18 great-grandchildren, Lyric McCoy, Timber McCoy, “Lil” William VanWinkle, Karlie VanWinkle, Kaitlynn VanWinkle, Heaven Leigh Hilbert, Chloe Lee, Laynie Lee, Trinity VanWinkle, Timothy Cortes, Elizabeth Cortes, Jasmine Cortes, Madeline Cortes, Isarel Cortes, Cassidy Ambrose, Brian Ambrose, Conner VanWinkle and Alexis McIntosh. She was preceded in death by: two grandsons, Brian VanWinkle and Anthony Scott Pearson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, September 9, 2011, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Marvin VanWinkle, Bro. Bobby VanWinkle, Bro. Frank Foster and Bro. Edwin Lainhart officiating. Burial will follow in Madison Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Wednesday and anytime Thursday, at the funeral home.

Rita Faye Byrd Stafford

Rita Faye Byrd Stafford, 57, of Nicholasville, died Sunday, September 4, 2011 at her residence of cancer. She was born in Richmond, Kentucky, on June 19, 1954, daughter of the late Russell Byrd and the late Juanita Wren Boswell, retired Fayette County School System employee, and member of the Church of the Nazarene in Lancaster.

Survivors include her husband, Hubert Stafford of Nicholasville; 3 daughters, Terrie (James) Carroll of Lexington, Jennifer (Johnny) Shearer of Lancaster, Jeanna (Brian) Sparks of Berea; 1 step-son, Phillip Stafford of Tampa, Florida; 1 sister, Neita Combs; 1 brother-in-law, Oscar Combs; 7 grandchildren, Brittney, Brett, Kevin, Blake, Trevor, Kanyon, Nathan. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 1 son, Scotty Wayne Rayburn.

Funeral Service 11:00 AM, Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at Reppert Funeral Home with Bro. Leon Thomas officiating. Entombment will follow in Berea Cemetery. Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be: Brett Shearer, Oscar Combs, Scott Boswell, Tyler Combs, Ryan Combs, Adam Sutherland.

Tommy Wayne Puckett

RICHMOND — Tommy Wayne Puckett, 62, husband of Deborah Tindall Puckett, died Thursday, September 1, 2011. Mr. Puckett was born September 30, 1948, in Woodford County, Ky., the son of L.H. and Leona Puckett. He was a country-boy at heart, who loved to hunt, fish, and be in the outdoors. Mr. Puckett was of the Pentecostal faith. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons: Jason and Kevin Puckett, both of Richmond; two daughters: Crystal Puckett, Richmond, and Tonya Baker, Lexington; one sister Rhonda Mundy (Troy), Lexington; and six grandchildren: Austin Matthew Kaylor, Gracie Baker, Erin Baker, Nicholas Izaya Puckett, William Harley Puckett, and Kayla Lea Puckett. Mr. Puckett was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Mary Jane Smith.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, September 8, 2011, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, with Bro. Robert Smith Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Puckett Family Cemetery in Estill County. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Daniel McKnight, Andrew Puckett, Kenneth Puckett, Tyler Bowman, Steven Cliffton, and Daniel Townsend.

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