Helen Louise Warner
Helen Louise Warner, 90, formerly of Belair Dr., Richmond, died Sunday in her daughters home in Arlington Heights, Illinois. She was born September 10, 1921 in West Irvine, the daughter of Charles Rice and Louise Witt Rice. Louise served in the Waves and was stationed in Washington D.C. during WWII.
Residing in Springfield, Illinois for 35 years, Louise and her husband Vernon “Top” Warner moved back to Richmond in 1992. Top and Louise celebrated 60 years of marriage before his death in 2006. They attended Glades Christian Church in Berea.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy (Bill) Bradish of Arlington Heights, Illinois and Mary Lou (Andy) Ryabik of Peachtree City, Georgia; five grandchildren, Chad Bradish (Liz), Brent Bradish (Maureen), Jordan Bradish (Kristina), Michael Ryabik and Melissa Ryabik; five great-grand children; two sister-in-laws, Leta Rice and Marie Whitaker of Richmond and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. followed by Funeral services at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 28 at the Combs, Parsons and Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Jack Whitaker officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chad Warner Bradish, Brent William Bradish, Jordan Wesley Bradish, Michael Andrew Ryabik, Charles Franklin Rice and Gene Allen Whitaker.
Linda Darnell Jackson
Linda Darnell Jackson, 59, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at the Select Specialty Hospital at Good Samaritan in Lexington.
She was born, July 27, 1952, in Madison County to the late Jefferson Webb Jackson Sr. and Mary Willie Tipton Jackson. Linda was of the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include six brothers, Jeff (Geraldine) Jackson, Linville (Patricia) Jackson, David Lee Jackson, Larry Wayne (Anita) Jackson, Samuel (Tammy) Jackson, and Anthony “Tony” Jackson, all of Richmond, as well as, several nephews and nieces.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2012, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Means officiating. Burial will follow at the Flatwoods Cemetery at Waco. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time on Saturday.
John Franklin Bonner
RICHMOND — John Franklin Bonner, 65, of Richmond, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, in the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.
He is survived by his friend and companion, Vicki Ann Smith. There will be no visitation and a memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Danville — Marjorie Edwards Westerfield, 84, of Danville, Ky., died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, in the Charleston Health Care Center of Danville.
She was born on April 24, 1927, to the late Thomas H. and Margaret Edwards of Danville. She was a graduate of Danville High School. She was employed as a nurse at Ephraim McDowell Hospital, Cardinal Hill, and Madison Manor Nursing Home in Richmond, for more than 40 years.
She had spent the last few years in Richmond before returning to Danville. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Danville.
She lived her life with grace and generosity to family and friends. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross and she lived to be of service to others. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, Christian and an avid UK fan.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Everett Westerfield, and her second husband, Thomas Bledsoe. In addition, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Carl H. Edwards and T.H. “Buck” Edwards, and a sister, Jane Edwards.
She is survived by: sons Gary (Carolyn) Westerfield of Richmond and Carl Westerfield of Lexington; a daughter, Carole Rainey (Jr.) Meredith of Danville; six grandchildren, Chris (Telisha) Rainey of Mitchellsburg, Arlinda (Kevin) Kessler of Columbia, Daniel (Patricia) Westerfield of Richmond, Carrie (James) Ballinger of Richmond, Robin (James) Morey of Lexington and Stacey (Matt) of Lexington; as well as, 22 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at the First Christian Church on Lexington Road in Danville, Ky., with the service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at the church. Dr. Jerry Shepard will officiate.
Burial will follow in Danville Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Charleston Health Care Recreation Fund.
Pallbearers will be Chris Rainey, Corey Rainey, Tyler Rainey, Jeremy Phillips, Daniel Westerfield, James Ballinger, Matt Stacey and Kevin Kessler. Grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.
James Dewey “Jim” Cope
We have to say good bye to James “Red Jim” Cope, 81 of Mt. Vernon, Ky. Jim died on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Jim was born on June 22, 1930 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky to the late Vester Ray Cope and Etta Lou Coffey Cope of Madison County.
Among many things, Jim was a truck driver and worked in construction. In recent years, you would usually find him on the front porch enjoying the outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Martha Susan Cope; four sisters, Maggie (Ed) Campbell, Lula (John) Bowman, Mary Cope, Vulor Rhodes; granddaughter, Jessica Paige Cope.
He is survived by his five children, Michael Floyd Cope of Franklin, Ohio, Linda Sue Cope (Ricky Griffin) of Garrard County, Brenda Jean Spires, David Archie Cope, and James Matthew “Shorty” Cope (Bobbie Joe) all of Mt. Vernon; 2 brothers, George (Cosie) Cope, John (Edith) Cope, both of Madison County; three sisters, Nanna Griffin of Rockcastle County, Martha (Dennis) Griffin, Judy Smith, both of Madison County; grandchildren, Jerry (Kim) Griffin, Stephanie Griffin, Virginia (Randy) Griffin, Crystal (Ray) Miller, Heather Griffin, Brad (Sarah) Griffin, Dallas (Fran) Cope, Chasity Renea (Rick) McElroy, Jason (Stacy) Cope, Dominique Cope. 22 great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Cope will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Sarver and Bro. Cecil Burns officiating. Burial will follow in the Scaffold Cane Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Griffin, Brad Griffin, Jason Cope, Dallas Cope, David Archie Cope and Joshua Nagel. Honorary pallbearers will be Dustin Griffin, Raymond Miller, Paul Lowery, Bill Jack Carpenter, Adam York, Russell York, Zack Rowland.
Jaunieta Pearl Gray
RICHMOND — Jaunieta Pearl Gray, 77, the widow of Columbus Gray, of Richmond, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, in the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond.
She was born in Irvine, Ky., on April 21, 1934, to Roy and Stanley Horn Marcum, both of whom preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith. Jaunieta was a mom and grandmother to everyone and was an avid fan of UK Basketball.
She is survived by: one daughter, Sharon Nolen; six sons, Larry, Arnold, Bill, Bob, Jerry and Ronnie Gray; one sister, Joyce Young; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Bertha Gray; two sisters, Jewell Roberts and Katie King; one brother, Roy Lee Gray; and three grandchildren, Franklin Lee Gray, Jerry Lee Gray Jr. and Glena Renea Gray.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 26, 2012, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Brother Cecil Burns officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakendale Cemetery in Estill County.
Pallbearers will be David Mathis, Richard Osborne, Mike Sams, Michael Smith, Billy Cain, Denny Glen Young, Jeffrey Berryman and Alan Richardson.
Mr. Ricky Jones, 49, of Berea died January 17, 2012 as a result of an ATV accident. He was a carpenter and woodworker living in Madison County all his life. He is survived by his parents, Arnold and Ruby Jones of Berea and his sister, Dianne (Bob) Patton of Hamilton, Ohio. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Jones.
Visitation will be Monday 6-9 PM at the funeral home. The funeral will be held Tuesday 1:00 PM with Pastor Stanley VanWinkle officiating. Burial will follow at Jones Family Cemetery in Rockcastle County. Pallbearers are Brian Webb, David Webb, Clifton Webb, James White, Willie White, and Chris Wren. Reppert Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.