Florence Saylor Reppert
Florence Saylor Reppert, 83, died Monday, January 23, 2012 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. She was a lifelong resident of Rockcastle County, born October 23, 1928, daughter of the late Eugene and Etta Alexander Saylor. Florence owned and operated Superior Food Market in Mt. Vernon for many years before retirement, and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She was a homemaker, and known throughout the area as an avid flower gardener, vegetable gardener, quilt maker, and amazing cook. “Gran” as she was affectionately known, was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend and neighbor.
Survivors include 3 children, Ronnie (Helen) Reppert, Lonnie (Geraldine) Reppert, Melody (Tammie Gentry) Reppert; 1 brother, Conley Saylor; 1 sister, Billie Smith; 5 grandchildren, Ronnie Dale, Allis, Cory, Codey, Dylan; 2 great grandchildren, Andrew, Coleson. She is also survived by her long time caregivers, Lillie Lawhorn, Eula Combs; and her special dog, Buster. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Tilford Reppert; 7 siblings, Tim, Collie Belle, Harve, George, Pete, Estill, Irvine.
Funeral Service 11:00 AM Thursday, January 26, 2012 at Reppert Funeral Home with Bro. Michael McFerron officiating. Burial will follow in Berea Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Stacey Irvin, Codey Stewart, Gary Kidwell, Wendell Williams, Rick Cox, and Jack Kellerman. Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and Helen Reppert, Geraldine Reppert, and Tammie Gentry.
The family welcomes floral arrangements as their mother was an avid flower gardener and expressions of sympathy may also take the form of contributions to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403.
Ruth Ethel Ramsey Horn
RICHMOND — Ruth Ethel Ramsey Horn, 75, of Richmond, wife of Willie Horn, passed away Friday evening, January 27, 2012, in the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Horn was born on September 28, 1936, in Madison County, the daughter of the late Millard and Gracie Hoskins Ramsey. She was a homemaker and attended the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church. She was a great mother and grandmother and loved photography and gardening.
Survivors in addition to her husband include: one son, Steve Weaver; one daughter, Virginia Clark (Barry); five stepsons, Allan Horn (Kelly), Steve Horn (Betty Jean), the Rev. Rickey Horn (Tina), Scott Horn (Valta) and Darran Horn (Jennifer); two stepdaughters, Kathy Warner and Tabitha Smyly (Brad); two brothers,Charles Ramsey (Freda) and Shirley Ramsey; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; 15 step-grandchildren; 14 step great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her first husband, Richard Weaver; and a step-grandchild, Benjamin Horn.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins
C.T. Hughes Jr.
Somerset — C.T. (Charles Talton) Hughes Jr., 77, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at his Somserset residence. He was born March 18, 1934, in Richmond, Ky., to the late Charles T. “Turkey” and Mable Gahagan Hughes.
He married Sherry Williams on Aug. 25, 1960, in Lexington, Ky.
Hughes was a professor at the University of Kentucky-Somerset Community College, where he was a founding faculty member. He completed his post-graduate degree at University of Tennessee. He was chair of the escalator committee at Somerset Country Club and a member of First Presbyterian Church, Somerset.
He is survived by: his wife, his daughter, Hannah Hart Hughes (Steven) Vaught; sons, Charles T. “Chip” (Catherine) Hughes II and Nathanael Gahagan (Angela) Hughes; and grandchildren, Zachary Allen Vaught, Seth Marshall Vaught, Charles Hayden Hughes and Heidi Ann Hughes. He is also survived by his brother, William Allen (Carol) Hughes of Stratham, N.H., and brother-in-law, Lawrence D. (Bonnie) Williams of Lexington, Ky.
Visitation will be conducted Friday, Jan. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Somerset.
A celebration honoring the life of Hughes will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. at the church with Rev. Allen Brimer and Rev. Jack Wilhelm officiating.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the First Presbyterian Church, Somerset, building fund. Somerset Undertaking & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
RICHMOND — Emma Reed Parker Howard, 87, the widow of Arthur Clinton Howard, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at the Compassionate Care Center. Howard was born Oct. 18, 1924, the daughter of the late Taylor and Elizabeth Ashcraft Parker.
She was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church for more than 60 years. Mrs. Howard was a loving mother, grandmother and “Double G,” who loved to do needlework and cook for her family.
She is survived by: one son, Robert “Bob” Howard (Judy); two daughters, Patsy Howard and Ida Reed (Dale); one brother, Everett Parker; six grandchildren, Diana Willis (Stephen), Brian Howard (Sarah), Adrian Nix (Tina), Melissa Hoskins, Emily Bogie (Travis) and Elizabeth Reed; 10 great-grandchildren, Mason Willis, Max Willis, Clay Howard, Eli Howard, Evan Howard, Amber Hoskins, Joshua Hoskins, Eric Thomas, Brandon Crouch and Brittany Luster; and two special friends, Mae Salter and Pat Reynolds.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Howard was preceded in death by three brothers, Jesse Lee Parker, J.T. Parker and Donald Parker; six sisters, Viola Parker, Nannie Helen Smith, Willie Owen Young, Julia Brown, Lucy Lowery and Anna Rider.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Adrian Nix, Brian Howard, Stephen Willis, Travis Bogie, Gary Parker, Steve Parker, Will Specker and Joshua Hoskins.
Donations may be made to the Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, Ky. 40475.
John Wayne Williams
John Wayne Williams was born September 9, 1933 in Kerby Knob, Kentucky and departed this life Sunday January 22, 2012 at St. Joseph Hospital in Berea, Kentucky being 78 years of age.
He was the son of the late Ted and Virgie Blakeman Williams. He was also preceded in death by one brother Bobby Eugene Williams and one sister Betty Ann Williams who died as an infant.
John was survived by his wife of 40 years Joyce Ann Williams of Richmond. John was also survived by 7 children Jackie Rose and her husband Larry of McKee, Kathy Guy and her husband Jim of Richmond, Wayne Williams and his wife Gina of Monticello, Tammy Williams of Tyner, Bobbie Cavins and her husband Stevie of Tyner, Debbie Nunn and her husband Eddie of Gray Hawk, Brian Williams of Richmond and one step son Chris Guerra and his wife Paula of Richmond.
John was blessed with 14 grandkids, and 16 great grand kids and 9 great-great grandkids. He was of the Pentecostal faith.
Funeral services for John will be 1 pm Friday at Lakes Funeral Home, Berea with burial following in the Reynolds Cemetery at Tyner. Pallbearers will be Allen Clemmons, Tim Clemmons, Greg Carpenter, Stevie Cavins, Chris Guerra, and William Clark. There will be no public visitation.