William Keith Johnson
BEREA — William Keith Johnson age 57, died Sept. 21, 2011, in Berea. Keith is the son of the late John William “Bill” and Margaret Isaacs Johnson, Keith was a retired Bluegrass Airport Police officer, and had training and certification as firefighter and EMT. He also had worked for the city of Richmond and Berea as a police officer.
Keith was preceded in death by: his parents and his grandparents, Joe B and Lee Johnson and John Sherman and Ella Roberts Isaacs.
Keith is survived by: his best friend and soul mate Kathy Lowe; his very close friends Steve and Aimee Cable; Kathys son Kevin Elliott; friend Carl “Fearless” Faulkner; and all of his close friends at The Bear and the Bull; and cousins Judy Bowman, Roger Isaacs and Kim Bogie; and Aunt Nina (Buddy) Boykin; and cousins Wilma Jones and Delores Wilson.
A memorial service will be conducted on Oct. 7, 2011, at 6 p.m. at the Russell Acton Folk Center, 212 W. Jefferson St., Berea, KY 40403. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Kidney Foundation of Central Kentucky 1517 Nicholasville Rd. #203, Lexington, KY 40503. Lakes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Everett Powell Kindred
Everett Powell Kindred, 85, passed away Sunday morning, September 25, 2011, at the Compassionate Care Center. Mr. Kindred was born on August 12, 1926 in Hamilton, Ohio to Isaac and Aurelia Powell Kindred. He had worked for years as an independent gas line surveyor and also had enjoyed answering the phones for the Turpin Funeral Home.
Survivors include: two sisters: Bettie K. Lainhart of Richmond and Evalena K. Gilley (Boyd) of Pleasant Plain, OH, three nieces: Sabra Kindred, Joan Lewis and Linda Dawson and six nephews: Sammy Kindred, Scott Kindred, Aaron Lainhart, Mark Lainhart, Karl Lainhart and Billy Gilley. In addition to his parents, Mr. Kindred was preceded in death by his brother: Eddie Kindred.
The family has chosen to have no service. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Luke Edward Howell
Luke Edward Howell, son of Toby and Sarah Nell Dennis Howell, of Stanton, was stillborn, on Thursday, September 29, 2011, at the St. Joseph Hospital East in Lexington. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Winchester — Eva Hukle, 87, of Winchester, passed away on October 1, beloved mom, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend, Eva Hukle left this world to go home. She left us with an empty heart and a promise to meet us by the river.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Arthur B. Hukle; mother and father, Effie Nickels and John Nickels; two sisters, Mary E. Perdue and Mildred L. Bunnell; and one brother, John Nichols Jr. She left behind her loving and devoted daughter, Phyllis J. Hukle; a brother, James Nickels; and sisters Minnie Garrett, Pam Issacs, Judy McClain, Fannie Marshall, Hazel Moberly, Mary Lou Parrot and Melissa Meyer. Nieces are Saundra Abney, Leona Bryant, Kim Kelly, and Teresa Starnes; and one nephew, Billy Bunnell. Grandchildren include Audie Lee Bryant, Julie Osborn, Ariel Rivera, Amanda Rivera, Dawson Sinck, Karla Ashmore, Maxon Ashmore, Theron Ashmore, Susanne Eldridge, Emma Eldridge, Hannah Wilson, Jack Starnes, Jesse Starnes, Stacy Starnes, Alexander Starnes, Zachary Starnes, Chase Collier and her special friend Tim Morning; her family at Ace/DoubleStar/J&T Distributing and Redhouse Holiness Church.
Kurt Davis, Elvie Evans and George Hall Jr. will officiate the proceeding. Pallbearers are Shannon Hall, Randy Lamb, Gary Foster, Nick Collier, Jesse Starnes, Tim Morning, Steve Brinager and Steve Walton. Honorary pallbearers are Jack Starnes, George Hall, Boyd Garrett, Gary Still, Tommy Marshall, Ray Wheeler and Rick Bryant. Viewing will be Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., with services Monday at 2 p.m.
Rose Ellen Willis
Rose Ellen Willis, 59, of Berea died Monday, September 12, 2011 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. She was a life-long resident of Madison County, born March 14, 1952, daughter of the late Sherman Willis, Jr. and Faye Farler Willis, employee of Cumberland River Comprehensive Care, and member of the Baptist Faith. Before becoming a social worker with Comp Care, Rose was a long time employee of Hospice.
Survivors include 1 sister, Janet Willis of Berea, as well as numerous relatives, friends, and co-workers.
Memorial Service 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Bethel Baptist Church Fellowship Hall with Pastor Kenny Davis and Rev. David Vick officiating. Expressions of Sympathy suggested to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403.
Ronald Leonard Taylor
Ronald Leonard Taylor age 56 of Owsley Fork Road passed away Wednesday September 28, 2011 at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center.
Ronald was born in Williamsburg to the late Leonard Taylor and Anna Maxine Thomas Taylor McGlammery. He spent 16 years in the Army as a Sargent before he was medically retired and then went on to work for NACCO, Blue Grass Army Depot and the Red Mile. Ronald was preceded in death by his son Darrell Ron Taylor and sister Carol Adkins.
He is survived by his wife Ella Sue Fore Taylor, his children Michelle Gooch and Kayla Davis, siblings-Joyce McFarland, Donald Taylor, Harold Taylor, Clyde Lee McGlammery, Angela Canada, Faye Hicks and Betty Davis, grandchildren-Darrell Isom Taylor, Corey Allen Taylor, Ceiara Madison Robbins, Christian Taylor Robbins and Christopher Brandon Robbins, and a host of nieces, nephews and in-laws also survive Ronald.
Funeral services will be Monday October 3, 2011 at 2pm at Lakes Funeral Home with Brother Vester Alexander officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors at Hayden-Rose Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 5-7 pm at the funeral home.
Active pallbearers will be Chris Thomason, Steven Davis II, Tim Mays, Billy Fore, Danny Rose and Carl Hicks II.
Harold Rodney Robbins
RICHMOND — Harold Rodney Robbins, 62, of West Broadway, Richmond, passed away suddenly after arrival in Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center Wednesday, September 28, 2011.
He was born February 24, 1949, in Richland, Ohio, to the late Andrew B. and Mary Ida Thompson Robbins. He was an electronics technician for the civil service and served in the U. S. Army in South Korea. Harold was a member of the McKinney Baptist Church in Lincoln County, Ky.
Harold is survived by: his loving wife, Judy Manuel Robbins of Richmond; three daughters, Julie Woosley and husband, Danny of Lexington, Lori Beach and husband, Jon of Richmond and Mitzi Robbins of Richmond; one son, Dwayne King and wife, April of Waco; and five grandchildren, Tyler King, Victoria King, Chloe King, Caitlin Beach and Hayden Beach.
Other survivors include: six sisters, Mary Jo Peyton, Wanda Miracle, Tammy Henry, Vickie Smith, Louise Miracle and Teffnie Wray; and eight brothers, Carl, Junior, Earl, Mike, David, Johnny, Marty and Chuck Robbins. Harold also leaves his mother-in-law, Flossie Manuel.
Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2011, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Fort officiating. Burial will follow at the Madison County Memorial Gardens, with military honors observed. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Dwayne King, Jon Beach, Eddie Roberts, Larry Reynolds, Jimmy Manuel and Danny Woosley. His brothers will serve as honorary bearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to: the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.
Brenda “Mema” Horn, 52, of Whitt Road, wife of Tim Horn, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2011 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond.
Brenda was born on April 25, 1959 in Madison County, and was the daughter of Elmo Pleas Conner and Zella Barnes Conner. She was a homemaker and a member of Abundant Life Ministries Church of God. She loved and cherished her only grandchild, Eli Mullins.
Survivors include: her husband, Tim Horn, of Richmond; her mother, Zella Conner, of Richmond; two sons, Tim Lee Horn, Jr. and Christopher Shane Horn (Emily), both of Richmond; one daughter, Kimberly Leah Horn Mullins, of Richmond; one grandson, Eli Mullins; six brothers, Earl Conner, of Monticello, Kentucky, and Tommy Conner, Roy Conner, Gary Conner, Bobby Conner, and Doug Conner, all of Richmond; and one sister, Barbara Sue Johnson, of Berea.
Brenda was preceded in death by her father, Elmo Pleas Conner, Sr., and three brothers, Elmo Pleas Conner, Jr., Donald Wayne Conner, and Mark Anthony Conner.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at Abundant Life Ministries.
Funeral Services for Brenda Horn will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at Abundant Life Ministries on Irvine Road in Richmond, with Bro. Edwin Lainhart officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Cornett, Johnathan Cornett, Phillip Stacey, Marty Conner, Billy Conner, and Mark Conner. Honorary pallbearers will be Mitchell Tolle, Jr., James Kevin Moses, and Mark David Horn.