RICHMOND — Kimberly Joy Agee, 36, of Lexington, formerly of Richmond, passed away October 25, 2011, after a short illness. Kimberly was born August 19, 1975, in Madison County to Donald Mason and Betty Reynolds Agee. She loved animals, especially her three cats and her special dog, Ricco.
Survivors include: her fiancé, Philip Heath; parents, Donald Mason Agee and Betty Agee; sister, Dana Beach (Eddie); and brother, Barry Agee; two very special nieces, Hillary Beach and Bridjet Agee, all of Richmond; parents of her fiancé, Bruce Heath, Scott and Peggy Carpenter; and some very special cousins. She was preceded in death by: her brother, Gary Dean Agee.
Her memorial service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, October 28, 2011, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with her special uncle, the Rev. Howard Kelly, officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Ruth Ann Morris
Ruth Ann Morris age 54, wife of David Morris died Friday Oct. 21, 2011. Ruth was born in Bourbon County to Jesse and Thelma Holland Gaunce, and she was a member of the First Faith Independent Church in Berea. Ruth was a homemaker and had been married to David for almost 20 years.
Ruth is survived by her husband David, and her parents Jesse and Thelma Holland Gaunce of Lexington, her daughters: Jessica Cross (James Muddiman Jr) of Lexington KY, and Summer Morris (Jacob Griffin) of Berea, her sister Carolyn (Larry) Miller and granddaughter Kassydi Ann Muddiman, and special friends Tonya and Haley Lawson.
Funeral services will be Friday Oct. 28, 2011 at 11 am at Lakes Funeral Home; burial will be in the Paris Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday Oct. 27, 2011 from 6-9 pm at the Lakes Funeral Home.
RICHMOND — Leon Wells, 80, of Richmond, passed away Monday, October 24, 2011. Mr. Wells, the son of the late John Richa and Elizabeth Eades Wells, was born March 11, 1931, in Madison County. He retired from IBM in Lexington and served in the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Korean War. He was also a member of the Red House United Methodist Church.
Survivors include: his wife, Shirley Mae Riddell Wells; three sons, Richa Wells (Becky) of Richmond, Kenneth Wells (Mia) of Richmond and Timothy Lee Wells (Cathy) of Berea; his brother, Otis B. Wells (Chris); his sister, Jo Nell Turner; 11 grandchildren, April Wells, Amanda Wells, Eric Wells, Ashly Holt, Nancy Hurst (Michael), Miranda Moore (David), Robin McCoy (Jason), Phillip Wells, Desiree Wells, Davison Wells and Stacy Brady; and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: a son, Philip David Wells; a brother, Richard E. Wells; three sisters, Juanita Risk, Altha Hutchinson and Elizabeth Luth.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry Hoover officiating. Burial will follow in Madison County Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Davis Wells, Jason McCoy, David Moore, Carl Johnson, Lee Risk and Mike Hoover. Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Fritz, Tommy Jo Wells, Warfield Miller, Jr. and Wilton Flynn.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to: Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, Ky. 40475.
Jane Marie Rusty Coy
RICHMOND — Jane Marie Rusty Coy, 65, of Richmond, died July 6, 2011, in Tarpon Springs. Family and friends are invited to an informal graveside gathering at the Coy family plot in the Richmond Cemetery Sunday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 2:30 p.m.
Beverly Jean Conner
RICHMOND — Beverly Jean Conner, 78, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2011, in Lexington. She was born in Sturgis, S.D., July 20, 1933, the daughter of Arthur and Lola Thein Bachand. She was a homemaker, a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed playing Bingo and Poker.
Survivors include: her husband, Ernest Conner; two sons, Thomas Conner of Berea and Timmy Conner of Richmond; one daughter, Debby McCafferty (Jim) of Berea; four grandchildren, Crystal Chapman (Jason), Cara Hensley (Russell), Kayla Chapman and Kelli McCafferty; five great-grandchildren, Kaylee Riddell, Mariah Riddell, Leandra Beagle, Cary Beagle and Tobias Hensley; three sisters, Joyce Evans (Lee) of Tennessee, Evelyn Veug (Dan) of South Dakota and Shirley Bain (Allan) of Washington; many other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by: a daughter-in-law, Teresa Conner; one brother and two sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with the Rev. Truman Geslin officiating. Burial will follow in Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Thursday at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.
BEREA — Becky Carl, 53, of Gravel Lick Branch Road in Berea passed away Saturday evening in Central Baptist Hospital of Lexington. Becky was born in Richmond, Ind., to the late James Thomas and Adeline Ramona Bailey. She was a homemaker to her family and a member of the holiness faith.
She is survived by: her husband, Harrial Carl; two children, Chastity (Brian) Fryer and Daniel (Angel) Carl; siblings, Buddy Earlywine, Teresa Brock, Tina Bane, Pam (Dan) Shell and Patty Hill; five grandchildren, Jessica Lavada Fryer, Vanessa Victoria Carl, Angel Carl, Ashton Raider and Lynda Bryant; and stepmother, Mildred Bailey. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by: one grandson, Jeremiah Samuel Fryer.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon, Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at Lakes Funeral Home with the Rev. Cecil Burns and Mikey Leger officiating. Burial will follow in Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Active pallbearers will be Buddy Earlywine, Brian Fryer, Daniel Carl, Johnny Carl, Tony Kidwell and Gary Wayne Cates. Honorary pallbearers will be Elbert Gooch, Alvin Durham, Vester Alexander, Matt Griggs, Johnny Lamb and Michael Leger.
Engracia Dias Cardoso
North Augusta, S.C. — Engracia Dias Cardoso, 77, of North Augusta, S.C., formerly of Richmond, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the Compassionate Care Center. She was the widow of Dr. Simao Cardoso.
Mrs. Cardoso, the daughter of the late Rev. Andre and Branca Antonio Dias, was born February 6, 1934, in Malanje, Angola. She was a retired school teacher from the Escola Primaria in Libson, Portugal, and former director of the International Christian Aid Children’s Village in Portugal.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deaconess and worked with the International Women’s Group.
Survivors include: two sons, Joao Cardoso (Carmella) of North Augusta, S.C., and Andrelino Cardoso (Ingrid Bego) of Green Bay, Wis.; two daughters, Esperanca Brown of Richmond and Rosaldina Cardoso of Stow, Ohio; one sister, Dr. Elizabeth Ana de Brito (Dr. Antonio Brito); six grandchildren, LeTisha Brown, Bobby Acheampong, Celicia Acheampong, Jovan Cardoso, Elira Bego-Cardoso and Adelina Bego-Cardoso; and several uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and many students.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at the First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Curtis T. Christian and the Rev. Ed LeMaster officiating. Burial will follow in Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.