Obituaries October 31 to November 7, 2011

Jeannie Robinson Arthur

Jeannie Robinson Arthur

Jeannie Robinson Arthur, 53, beloved wife of William Ray Arthur of Moberly died November 1, 2011 at 12:30pm after a long battle with cancer. She was born September 14th, 1958 to Berchie and the late John Robinson in Bath County, KY.

She attended Bath County High School and received a B.S. from Eastern Kentucky University. She was employed until very recently by the University of Kentucky Hospital where she was a Health Data Analyst. She was an active member of College Hill United Methodist Church, a member of the United Methodist Women, and a faithful Christian.

Jeannie was in every sense a godly woman who tried to live according to Proverbs Chapter 31. She was sincere, quick to laugh, and exuded kindness to those she met. She was soft spoken and a natural comforter and nurturer. Her interests included church, caring for her family, sewing, spending time with friends, cooking, and she was an avid gardener. But what she enjoyed most was spending time on the small farm she shared with her husband and sons.

Jeannie had that most rare gift true compassion. She kept a small notebook where she was constantly making notes of people she knew and their needs. Quietly, privately, she would meet these needs when she could even if it meant something as simple as sending a card or flowers to the lonely. Her routine while lying sick during her many chemo sessions consisted of reading her Bible then taking out her notepad to go over her lists of people.

Even during her final days where she was barely conscious and in considerable pain, she would smile and try to touch those who were important to her. She never missed an opportunity to say “I love you”, “thank you”, or to tell someone how much they meant to her. She died at home on a sunny fall afternoon surrounded by friends and family.

She is survived by her husband and mother; one son, John Ryan Murrell, 23, Lexington, KY; one stepson Matthew Robert Arthur, 22, Moberly, Kentucky; two sisters: Patsy Frizzell and husband Randy of Salt Lick KY, Sharon Brewer and husband Steve of Mt. Sterling, KY; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father.

D. Edward Murray

D. Edward Murray age 67 of Glades Road passed away suddenly at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

He was born in Jackson County, Kentucky to the late Dewey and Vera McDaniels Murray. He was of the Baptist faith and was retired from Nacco in Berea.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by one brother Ronald Murray. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Helen Mae Murray, 3 children Sandra Brown, Katy Gains and Darrell Murray all of Berea, 5 step children Connie Willis, Ronnie (Jean) Willis and Donnie Willis of Berea, Patsy Woolum and Kenny Willis of Richmond, one brother Connelly Murray of Berea and half-sister Betty Jean Mays of McKee. He also leaves behind 10 grandchildren Ronald Aaron Willis, Michelle Willis, Donald Eric Willis, Tanya Lynn Payne, Sarah Beth Willis, Andy Woolum, Christine Long, Savannah Willis, Brandy Long and Tyler Robinson and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 12 pm (noon) on Tuesday November 8, 2011 at Lakes Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 11 am at the funeral home.

Robert L. Huff

Robert L. Huff

Robert L. Huff age 85 of Wildie Road, passed away at his home on Saturday November 5, 2011. Robert was born in Danville, Kentucky to the late Dewey and Elsie Rankin Huff. He was an Elder at Wildie Christian Church for many years and was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran. Bob was a business owner and ran the NAPA Auto Parts in Berea for 37 years.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by one sister Rebecca Lanier. He is survived by his wife Edna Belle Brock Huff, two daughters Vonora J. (Michael) Bishop and Taunya V. Huff, one sister Jane (Jim) Trammell, 3 grandchildren Kraig (Bonnie) Richmond, Kirk (Kindlyn) Richmond and Asheleigh Richmond, and four great grandchildren Kyle Richmond, Kody Richmond, Kalen Richmond and Kash Richmond.

Funeral services will be 2 pm Tuesday November 8, 2011 at Lakes Funeral Home with Rev. Kenton Parkey officiating. Burial will follow in the Scaffold Cane Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6-9 pm at the funeral home.

Active pallbearers will be John Witt, Brian Linville, Chad Linville, Anthony Coffey, Jared Elkin and Travis Rogers. Honorary bearers will be Larry Linville, Buck Baker, Jack Daily and Phillip Smith.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Wildie Christian Church, 1343 Wildie Rd., Wildie, KY 40492 or Hospice Care Plus, Berea, KY 40403.

Pearl Mae Manning

Pearl Mae Stephenson Manning

Pearl Mae Stephenson Manning, 94, a longtime resident of Madison County, passed away Saturday, November 5th. She was born August 6, 1917 on Walnut Meadow Road to Thomas Blair and Lula Neeley Stephenson. She graduated from Model Laboratory School and graduated in 1939 from Eastern State Teachers” College. She taught home economics at Madison Central High School for several years prior to marrying Douglas Berry “Pete” Manning, her husband of sixty years.

The Mannings returned to Richmond in 1956 after living in Maysville, Kentucky for ten years. Mrs. Manning was active in the First Methodist Church and the Alumni Association of EKU. She served as Director of Pupil Personnel at Madison High School in the late ”50”s and later as Finance Director for the City of Richmond. She is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth “Libby” Manning Combs (Earle B. Combs III) of Greensboro, GA, Carolyn Manning Whalen (Stephen Whalen) of Lexington, KY and Cynthia Lou Manning of Berea; three grandsons, E. Bryan Combs IV (Maggie McElhannon Combs), of Greensboro, GA, Douglas Ralston Combs (Lowell Rayburn Combs) of Charlotte, NC, and Matthew Edward Combs, of Atlanta, GA, and two great-granddaughters, McCollum and Ralston Combs. Funeral Service for Mrs. Manning will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Richmond Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 401 West Main Street, Richmond, KY 40475.

John David Saylor

John David Saylor, 47, of Richmond, passed away Friday, November 4, 2011, at home. He was born on December 8, 1963, in Dyer, Indiana, to the late Herbert and Gertrude Wynn Saylor. He was a former employee of G R Springs.

David is survived by one daughter, Jessica Rae Saylor of Stanton, KY; one brother, Herbert R. Saylor (Jaye) of Annapolis, MD; one sister Sundae Saylor Park (Brad) of Berea; his girlfriend, Wanda Cole, and two grandchildren, Brandon Lee Adams and Alexis Rae Adams.

Services will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2011, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until service time. Memorials may be made to the Madison County Animal Shelter.

Rowena Cornelison Chenault

Rowena Cornelison Chenault, age 81, died Friday, November 4, 2011 at Kenwood Nursing Home in Richmond. She was born in Berea. She was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church-Bobtown.

She was preceded in death by her parents Leonard and Roberta White Cornelison, one brother Samuel Cornelison, and her husband Oscar Howard Chenault. Mrs. Chenault is survived by: her daughters, Faye (Carl) Farris of Berea; Ellen (Orlando) Edwards and Lola Chenault of Louisville; her son, Tony Chenault of Berea, and her 6 grandchildren, Donovan Farris, Steven Farris, Quentin Farris, Gregory Edwards, Tenae Edwards, and Melvin Lewis IV; Nieces and Nephews, Lamont Cornelison, Teri Cornelison, Jim Cornelison, Rita (Mitch) Brown, Kim (Steve) Brixey, Jeff (Rhonda) Cornelison; Sister-in-law, Roberta Cornelison.

Funeral services for Mrs. Chenault will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 7, 2011 at Davis and Powell Funeral Home with Dr. Gerald Smith officiating and Rev. Alfonzo Kenney, Jr. presiding.

Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday. Pallbearers will be DeMarshall Washington, Elmer Thomas Farris, Damon Dunson, Larry Estill, Roy Farris, and Ken Walker. Honorary pallbearers will be Lamont Cornelison, Jimmy Tevis, Jeff Cornelison, and Allen Miller. Davis & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Russell Hale

Russell Hale, age 76, died Thursday, November 03, 2011, at Golden Living Center in Stanford. He was a native of Rockcastle County, born to the late William Clyde and Tennessee White Hale. He was of the Holiness faith and was retired from Sylvania Co.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by: his wife, Bernice Powell Hale, his son, Harold Russell Hale, his siblings, Junior, McKenzie, James,and Arville Hale, Ruby Damrell, Ethel Dixon, Marie Mason, and Mary Hale.

Mr. Hale is survived by: brothers, Alonzo Hale of Lebanon, IN., Raymond Hale of Mt. Vernon, KY. Sisters, Susie Lloyd of Lebanon, IN., and Fern Lee of Salem, IN. A host of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 05, 2011,at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Hale officiating. Burial will follow in the Hebron Cemetery in Lawrenceburg, KY. Pallbearers will be, Michael Hale, Marty Damrell, Donald Hale, Dustin Hale, Shawn Kirby, Adam Hale and Shawn Lee. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time Saturday.

Melvin E. Lamb

Paint Lick — Melvin E. Lamb, of Paint Lick, passed away Wednesday afternoon Nov. 2, 2011, in Saint Joseph East in Lexington, Ky. He was born June 27, 1935, in Berea, Ky., to Melvin A. Lamb and Lucy Hollandsworth Lamb. He was a prominent farmer in Madison and Garrard County, an Army veteran and a retired Parker Seal employee of 43 years. Melvin was a long-time Christian and an active member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church.

He is survived by: his wife of 53 years, Delta W. Lamb; and three sons, Michael of Cary, N.C., Mitchell (Connie) of Paint Lick, and John M. (Sharlene) of Paint Lick. He adored his four grandchildren: Phillip, Spencer, Caitlin and Jessica. He is survived by: two sisters, Irene Hale (Wayne) of Berea and Shirley Abney (Ray) of Berea; three brothers, Chester (Hazel) of Appalachia, Va., Gilbert (Vi) of Lima, Ohio, and Louis (Janie) Lawrenceville, Ga. He was preceded in death by: parents; three brothers, Earnest, Robert and Russell; and one sister, Celia Roberts.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Lamb, Spencer Lamb, Harold Lamb, Jagger Coffey, Shane Webb and Jimmy Tudor. Honorary pallbearers will be Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Mens Sunday School Class, church deacons and Special Friends.

Visitation will be conducted at Lakes Funeral Home Friday, November 4, 2011, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Saturday, November 5, 2011, at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in Berea Cemetery.

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