Guy Bowling age 94, entered into the presence of the Lord November 19, 2011 from the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, KY. Guy was a skilled carpenter who lived in and around Berea, KY most of his life – except for winters in Fruitland Park, FL as a youngster with his grandparents.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Alene Bowling, and their son Bill Bowling of Brooksville, FL. Also preceding him in death were his parents Guy L. Bowling of Berea, KY and Mattie Adams Johnson of Stamping Ground, KY as well as an only brother Ray Bowling (Evelyn) of Richmond, KY.
Survivors include two sons Gary Bowling (Etta) of Berea, KY and Ron Bowling (Davada) of Naples, FL and one daughter Donna Wynn (Bobby) of Berea, KY. Guy is also survived by a sister, Maxine Friedly of Cleveland, TN, a sister-in-law Evelyn Bowling of Richmond, KY, a cousin Mary Louise Britton of Richmond, KY and a special friend Belva Hensley of Paint Lick, KY.
He leaves behind six grandchildren: Gary Bowling II (Tarina), Richmond, KY; Greg Bowling (Sandra), Nolensville, TN; Billy Bowling, Springhill, FL; Rev. Bob Bowling (Ami), Brooksville, FL; Ron Bowling II (Fran), Naples, FL and Katrina Allen (Chris), Berea, KY. He is also survived by twelve great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to family, Guy leaves behind a multitude of close, personal friends at both Berea Senior Center and Liberty Avenue Baptist Church. Until recently, he used his musical talent and knowledge of early 1900’s Christian secular songs to entertain both groups. He had a charismatic personality and a rare and special gift for loving people; and they loved him back.
Pastor Ken Felty will conduct the funeral service at 11 AM Tuesday at Liberty Avenue Baptist Church in Berea. Burial will follow in Berea Cemetery. Visitation at the church will be Monday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 PM with Lakes Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Carl “Sonny” Morgan, Larry Chadwick, Earl Griffin, Bill Shelton, Bill Ballard and Don Chappell. In addition to his friends Don Atkins and Volley Williams, all of his friends at Berea Senior Center, and the Senior Adult Sunday School Class at Liberty Avenue Baptist Church will be Honorary Pallbearers.
The family appreciates the wonderful care provided Guy during his final days by Dr. Kelleher and his team; St. Joseph Hospital – Berea; St. Joseph Hospital East – Lexington; and Hospice Compassionate Care Center – Richmond. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested donations be made to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403.
Honyale M. “Butch” Holt
Honyale M. “Butch” Holt 69, born Dec. 3, 1941, son of the late Thomas Clinton and Lillian Thelma Montgomery Holt , passed away November 18, 2011, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
He is survived by: three daughters, Kathy (Dwight) Pingleton of Crab Orchard, Lisa Lakes of Berea and Teresa (Greg) Rogers of Berea; five grandchildren, Heather (Kenny) Cornelius, Kayla Pingleton-Morgan, LaRussa Lakes, Justin Rogers and Amanda VanWinkle and his extended family, Carol Barnes of Lexington; sons James Hundley, Robert Barnes, daughter Nancy Hafley and grandchildren Daniel, Jeremy, Haley, Austin and Aiden all of Lexington. He leaves behind his lifelong friends, Jerry (Ethel) Belcher of Cincinnati and Walter (Sue) Smallwood of Tallahassee. Surviving brothers and sisters include Clireu, Blondagn, Lohvlohn, Marcella, Patricia and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his brothers Glozone and Airvoy, sisters Yzolua and Velvogn, half-brothers and sisters Loscoe, Curfew, Brocade, Clide, Clohn, Neural and Verolya.
He was a painter by profession, owner of Butch Holt Painting of Lexington, and an avid fisherman. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Services will be conducted Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at Lakes Funeral Home with visitation from 5 to 9 p.m. and a memorial service beginning at 6 p.m.
In Butch’s memory, you may make a donation to Hospice Care Plus, Kidd Dr., Berea, KY 40403.
Bernice Abner Hisel
Bernice Abner Hisel age 78 of Glades Road, passed away Friday November 18, 2011 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She was born in Jackson County to the late Ruie and Florence Clemons Abner. She was a homemaker and member of the Grassy Springs Baptist Church but enjoyed visited other churches too.
In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by one grandchild and one brother Charles Abner.
She is survived by her four children Esco (Shirley) Hisel of Richmond, Erma (Donald) Isaacs of Jackson Co., Gordon (Faye) Hisel and Renee Venable both of Berea, 5 brothers and sisiters Cletus (Beatrice) Abner of Richmond, Hershel Abner of Arizona, Roscoe (Sue) Abner of Hamilton, OH, Gladys (Walter) Hammonds and Barbara (Jay) Rose both of Sand Gap. Bernice was also blessed with 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11 am Monday November 21, 2011 at Lakes Funeral Home, Berea with Brother Paul Floyd officiating. Burial will be in the Sand Gap Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6-9 pm at the funeral home.
Nancy Asbill Reeves
RICHMOND — Nancy Asbill Reeves, 84, of Richmond, passed away Friday evening, November 18, 2011, in the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center. She was born on July 4, 1927, in Richmond, Ky., to the late Russell and Mary E. Pigg Asbill. Nancy had been a bookkeeper for the office of Dr. Fred
Ballou, and was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she had been an active member of Body Recall and the Bethany Sunday school class.
Mrs. Reeves was the widow of Louis Dean Reeves, and is survived by: one step-daughter, Janice Vick (Larry) of Shelbyville, Tenn.; one step-son, Terry Reeves (Carol) of Richmond; one sister, Jean Ward (Bill) of Richmond; step-grandchildren, Patrick Reeves and Carey Reeves Atwater, both of St. Petersburg, Fla., Jessica Vick and Audrey Vick, both of Tennessee, and Ellen Cheeks of Richmond; three step-great-grandsons; one niece, Connie Hunt; one nephew, Russell Thomas Asbill; one great nephew and several great nieces. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a step-grandson, Nicholas Cheeks.
Services will be conducted at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Fort and Dr. Dennis Brewer officiating. Burial will follow at the Richmond Cemetery. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Fred Ballou, Danny Renfro, Johnny Broaddus, Russell Asbill, Greg West and Charlie Johnson. Members of the Bethany Sunday school class will serve as honorary bearers.
Richard David LaPoint
Richard David LaPoint, 63, of Barbaro Court, Richmond, passed away Friday, November 18, 2011 at his home.
He was born November 17, 1948, in Potsdam, NY. Richard was a Human Resource Director, a U. S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and of the Roman Catholic faith.
He was preceded in death by his father Donald LaPoint and a son, Richard LaPoint. Richard is survived by his loving wife, Linda Johnston LaPoint of Richmond; his mother, Margaret LaPoint of Sammamish, WA; two daughters, Kristie LaPoint of Richmond and Angie LaPoint of Campton, NH; two brothers, Allen LaPoint (Hsiupi) of Seattle, WA and Gary LaPoint (Chris) of Lisbon, NY; two sisters, Debra Smith (Paul) of Ohio and Marcia Campbell (David) of Seattle, WA; one grandson, Jeremy LaPoint of Franklin, NH; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November 21, 2011 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Fr. Jim Sichko officiating. There will be no public visitation.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to the Madison County EMS, P.O. Box 596, Richmond, Kentucky 40476.
Danny Ray Gabbard
Danny Ray Gabbard, 61, of Irvine, died Monday, November 14, 2011 at his residence of cancer. He was a Berea native born September 13, 1950, resident of Estill County for the past five years and attended Crestview Holy Sanctuary.
Survivors include his wife Wavelene Thacker Gabbard; his mother, Martha Isaacs Hurley; 3 sisters, June Linville, Cheryl (Tony) Bowman, Rhonda Lamb; 2 brothers, Fred (Angie) Lamb, Jeffery Lamb; 2 grandchildren, Daniel Joseph Thacker, Joshua Tyler Thacker; adopted-daughter, Lankstin Thacker; god-son, Jayden Thacker; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Houston Lamb; one son, Danny Joe Thacker; one sister Bonnie Lamb.
Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday, November 18, 2011 at Crestview Holy Sanctuary with Bro. Edwin Lainhart officiating. Burial will follow in the Wynn Cemetery in Rockcastle County. Visitation after 6:00 PM Thursday at the church. Pallberaers will be June Bug Abney, Tony Bowman, Thomas Bowman, Donnie Thacker, Timmy Ashcraft, Eddie Thacker. Honorary Pallbearers will be Kerry Thacker, Deserai Thacker, Debbie Thacker, Farley Neal, Sue Rhodus.
Reppert Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the funeral home to help with the funeral expense.