Obituaries September 8 – 15, 2013

Thomas Cates
Thomas Cates

Thomas Cates

Thomas Cates, 56, Owsley Fork Road, Berea, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. He was a life-long resident of Madison County, born May 6, 1957, son of the late Arnold Cates and the late Madeline VanWinkle.

Survivors include his sister-in-law, Catherine White Cates; nephew, Carl (Becky) Cates, Jr.; 2 uncles, 1 aunt, several cousins, relatives and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Carl Cates.

Funeral Service 2:00 PM, Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Reppert Funeral Home with Bro. Artie Alexander officiating. Burial will follow in Cates Family Cemetery at Owsley Fork. Visitation 1:00 PM Sunday. Pallbearers will be: Dwayne Bratcher, Ethan Vivian, Adam Fugate, Tony Campbell, Danny Allen, Bobby Anglin, Mike Casteel. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Randall Alexander, Randy Hutchins, Vester Alexander, Larry Abner, David Caudill, Craig Garrett.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the funeral home to help with the cost of the service.

Emmett T. Kelley
Emmett T. Kelley

Emmett T. Kelley

Emmett T. Kelley, 89, of Lexington, formerly of Richmond, the widower of Virginia Hill Kelley, passed away Thursday morning, September 12, 2013, at the Thompson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore. Mr. Kelley was born August 23, 1924 in Madison County, the son of the late Elmer “Doc” and Ina Coates Kelley.

He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II and was a member of the American Legion and the Moose Lodge. Mr. Kelley was a retired builder and finish carpenter.

Survivors include: his children, Kenneth Ray Kelley and Linda Pearl Kelley; five grandchildren, Travis Atkerson, Lisa Ann Kelley, Amy Piper Kelley, Billy Elmer Kelley Jr. and Gina Cristenson; four great-grandchildren, Hunter Kelley, Cristen Hall Jones, Kimber Hall and Kenneth James Hall; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Billy Elmer Kelley, and his sister, Sally Katherine Totten.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, September 16, 2013, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be after 12 noon Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Travis Atkerson, Jimmy Hall, Hunter Kelley, Nick Jones, and Carrol Perkins.

Joe Curtis Roop
Joe Curtis Roop

Joe Curtis Roop

Joe Curtis Roop, 80, departed this life Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at the VA Medical Center in Lexington. He was born in Bell County, Kentucky, on Feb. 22, 1933, to Charlie and Mamie Roop.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, C.S. Roop of Barbourville, and half-sister Myrtle Cates of Berea.

He is survived by: his children, Joe Ann (Keith) Carpenter, Garry (Donna) Roop, Sandra Faye (Clarence) Barrett, Vickie (Anthany Durham) Grant; and mother of his children, Delina Roop. He also leaves behind: four grandchildren, Angie (Shawn) Durham, Jared Carpenter, Jeremy (Melissa) Grant, Diane (Bural) Culton, four step-grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, September 16, 2013, at Lakes Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Madison County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be Monday, beginning at 11 a.m. until time of service.

Pallbearers will be Garry Roop, Jared Carpenter, Jeremy Grant, Keith Carpenter, Clarence Barrett and Jason Barrett. Honorary bearers will be Anthany Durham, Scott Colbenson, John Willis, Shawn Durham and Bural Culton.

Jesse Lee King Jr
Jesse Lee King Jr

Jesse Lee King, Jr.

Jesse Lee King, Jr., 73, of North Little Rock passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013. He was an Ordained Minister in the Christian Faith and loved the Lord. He was a licensed Locksmith and Master Carpenter. He loved sports, especially baseball, his family and his grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughters, Monalisa Osborne (Ronn) of North Little Rock, Katherine Amell, of Michigan, sons, James Russell Amell, of New York, Bryan M. Amell (Kaylene) of Tennessee and Christopher King (Mandy) of Tennessee; fifteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Madrew Alexander and Jewell Centers, both of Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth King; parents, Jesse and Mollie King and his daughter, Elaine Marie Middleton.

Memorials may be made to American Lung Association, 211 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 13, 2013 at North Little Rock Funeral Home, a Smith Family Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rest Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the funeral home.

Marvin Edward Onkst

Marvin Edward Onkst, age 78, husband of Jackie Onkst of Berea, died Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013 at the Compassionate Care Center.

A U.S. Army veteran, Marvin served with NATO Forces in Europe, including France and Italy. He was a member of the Holiness Faith and belonged to the Crestview Holy Sanctuary. He was a retired insurance salesman who also had worked as a dispatcher for the Kentucky State Police.

Marvin is survived by: his wife, Jackie Blanton Onkst of Berea; his sons, Richard (Heather) Onkst and Joel (Angela) Onkst, both of Louisville; sisters Connie Hedrick of Richmond and Sylvia Vanhook of London, Ky.; grandchildren Joel W. Onkst, Lauren Bacon, Lindsey (Jason) Zoeller, Brock Cassin, Taylor Cassin; and great-grandson Cannon Thomas Zoeller.

Marvin was preceded in death by: his parents, Preston Edward and Elva Green Medley Onkst; his sister, Rosina Madden; and an infant brother, Oscar Onkst.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Crestview Holy Sanctuary in Berea with Rev. Achee Eads, Rev. Harold Eads, Rev. Richard Howard and Rev. Stanley Blanton officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Crestview Holy Sanctuary.

Lakes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William Lucian Matthews Sr
William Lucian Matthews Sr

William Lucian Matthews Sr.

William Lucian Matthews Sr., was born December 21, 1935, to the late Martin and Callie Palmer/Royce Matthews.

He professed his soul to Christ at a young age and became a member of the First Baptist Church in Berea, Ky., and was always eager to work in any capacity there.

In his adult life, Lucian (as he was commonly known) joined the U.S. Navy where, while there, he had been on the Rhine River Patrol, a member of the Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) which is the precursor for what is now known as the U.S. Navy Seals, and for a short time a member of the U.S. Naval Choir. He retired from the Bluegrass Army Depot in 1988 as an ammunition inspector.

Lucian married the love of his life, Marcella Miller Matthews, who is left to carry his legacy and cherish his memory along with their four children, two daughters-in-law and seven grandchildren: Carla M. Baldwin and her son Floyd Baldwin Jr. of Richmond, William Matthews Jr., his wife Cheryl and their daughter Amy of Berea, Patti Matthews of Berea and her daughter Ashley (William Burl) Sweat of Richmond, and Timothy Matthews and his wife Soraya and their children, Tamera, LeTeah, Tyson, and Trinity; five sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law whom he regarded as sisters and brother, Elfreda Raglin and Vickie Miller of Midway, Ky., Wenola Noland of Richmond, Breen Miller and his wife Havevah of Lithonia, Ga., and Jean Miller (Delmont) of Dover, Del.; two aunts-in-law, Elizabeth Denny of Berea and Mary Denny of Cleveland, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Matthews will be 1 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Berea with Rev. J.K. Cunningham officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of services. Burial will follow in the Madison Memorial Gardens.

Davis & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ernest N. Williams
Ernest N. Williams

Ernest N. Williams

Ernest N. Williams 81,Husband of Pearl Williams Died Monday September 9, 2013.
Visitation will begin 10 a.m. Friday at St. Paul AME Church in Richmond Kentucky, with funeral to follow at noon.

Arrangements Entrusted to Keith P. Clark & Son Funeral Home Winchester, Kentucky.

Joyce E. Murphy

Joyce E. Murphy, 68, of Shelbyville died Saturday, September 7, 2013 in Shelbyville. She was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lossie Shifflet and Leslie C. Kelley; husband, Garnett Lee Murphy; brother, Jesse Kelley and sister Norma Warner.

She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Lynn Hardin, Mt. Eden; sons, Larry Murphy, Shelbyville; David Murphy and Jimmy Murphy both of Richmond; 2 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; brothers, Donald Kelley, Ron Kelley, Bobby Kelley, Billy Kelley; sisters, Jean Moore, Betty Hendrix, Charlotte Morris, Barbara Kelley and Judy Hacker, all of Richmond, Kentucky.

Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville in charge of arrangements.

Jesse McIntosh
Jesse McIntosh

Jesse McIntosh

Mr. Jesse McIntosh, 99 years old, passed away on Friday, September 6, 2013, at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Jesse was born on March 21, 1914 in Buckhorn, Ky., to Albert and Elvira McIntosh. He had resided at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, Ky., for the past five years.

Jesse married Ruth Abner, of Middletown, on April 5, 1943, in Columbia, S.C., while he was stationed with the Army at Fort Jackson, S.C.

He served in the Army for nine years; reaching the rank of first lieutenant and company commander while serving in Iceland, North Africa and Italy during World War II.

Jesse retired from Armco Steel Corporation in 1978 after 33 years of service. He was a member of the Masons and the Junior Order of Mechanics. He was a member of the Meadowlawn Church of God and Towne Boulevard Church of God.

Jesse is survived by: one daughter, Jo Ann (husband, Phil) Thornbery of Middletown, Ohio; two sons, Jerry (wife, Joyce) McIntosh of Middletown, Ohio, and Mark (wife, Debbie) McIntosh of Richmond, Ky.

He also is survived by: five grandchildren, Andy (Vanessa Moyer) Thornbery of Franklin, Ohio, Sarah Thornbery of Middletown, Ohio, Jennifer (Jonathan) Brisken of Lebanon, Ohio, Hannah McIntosh of Birmingham, Ala., and Rachel (Ryan) DeCoster of Richmond, Ky.; and two great-grandchildren, Sebastian Brisken of Lebanon, Ohio, and Easton DeCoster of Richmond, Ky. Jesse is also survived by: one sister, Zola Handley of Arizona, and one brother, Wilson McIntosh of Louisville, Ky.

Jesse was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth in 2003; his parents, three sisters and one brother.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or any charity of one’s choice.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at the Baker-Stevens-Parramore Funeral Home with a Celebration of Life Service to begin at 2 p.m. with Dr. Dan Flory officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery.

Billy Jack Chadwell

Billy Jack “B.J.” Chadwell, 58, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday morning, September 10, 2013, at the U. K. Chandler Medical Center. Mr. Chadwell was born on July 27, 1955 in LaFaollette, Tennessee. He is the son of Woodrow and Martha Kimberlin Chadwell.

He had worked as a Fleet Sales Manager for Paul Miller Ford in Lexington. He enjoyed traveling and was an avid football and U.K. basketball fan.

He is survived by: his mother: Martha Chadwell of Jellico, Tennessee; three sons: Billy Jack Chadwell II, Bradley Chadwell, and Blake Chadwell, all of Richmond; his step-daughter: Tracy Chadwell of Winchester; his brother and three sisters; two grandchildren: Jaclynn and Kaylee Chadwell and four step-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his father: Woodrow Chadwell.

The funeral service for Billy Jack Chadwell will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 15, 2013, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Dan Bottrell officiating. Burial will follow in the Red Hill Cemetery in Rockcastle County. Visitation is requested from 5:00 – 9:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home.

Charles W. Downs III

Charles W. “Chip” Downs III, 61, of Richmond, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2013, in Lexington at the Baptist Health Center. He was born July 11, 1952, in Pelham, N.Y., a son of Nancy-Linn Nellis, of Stockton Springs, Maine and the late Charles W. Downs Jr.

While Chip had been battling multiple sclerosis for the past 30-plus years, the cause of death was cancer of the lungs.

He attended both Selinsgrove and Middleburg schools in Pennsylvania. Having moved to Kentucky, Chip attended the University of Kentucky.

An engaging young person, he loved to read tomes or books of any kind. By the age of 12 he had read the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and then read it again.

Chip was of Buddhist religion. A lover of animals, Chip was known as the “dog whisperer”.

In addition to his mother, Nancy-Linn Nellis, he is survived by his cousins, Kenneth S. Nellis, of Washington, D.C., and Priscilla Royall, of Ambler, Pa.; his son, Wolfgang Downs, of Sunbury, Pa., son of his marriage to Torre Goodling Downs, of Middleburg, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Linn H. Downs Endo; his little sister whom he adored, Fonda Leah Shaffer; his cousin, Merrie Nellis; his father Charles W. Downs Jr.; and grandparents, uncles and aunts.

May he finally be at peace!

Rex Childers

Rex Childers, 74, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Baptist Health-Richmond. Mr. Childers was born on December 13, 1938, in Breathitt County to the late Bruce and Lillie May Nix Childers.

He had worked as a carpenter and was a United States Army veteran, having served in the Vietnam War. He enjoyed hunting, cooking, watching Westerns on television and was known for his laughter. He was a member of the Linden Street Baptist Church.

Mr. Childers is survived by: his wife of 45 years, Wilma Brewer Childers; two sons, Rex Wayne Childers and wife Laura of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and Matthew Childers of Richmond; his brother, Tex Childers and wife Lorraine of Blandenboro, South Carolina; four sisters, Alice Noble and husband Roy and Evelyn Bowling, all of Jackson, and Hazel Cox and husband Russell and Brenda Childers, all of Richmond; three grandchildren, Stefanie Barnett, Amber Lauryn Childers and Gabriel Alexander Childers; and five great-grandchildren, Destanie McGill, Triniti Barnett, Lirik Bernard, Melodi Bernard and Matthias Omar Bernard.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Childers is preceded in death by: two brothers, Carl Childers and Timothy Childers; and three sisters, Margaret Childers, Isabella Walters and Lillie Duke.

The funeral service for Rex Childers will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Barnes officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at Combs, Parsons & Collins.

Pallbearers will be Rex Wayne Childers, Matthew Childers, Gabriel Alexander Childers, Joshua Freese, Eric Short, Stephen Bernard and Johnny Francis.

Phillip Price
Phillip Price

Phillip R. Price

Phillip R. Price, 75, of Lancaster, Kentucky, passed away Sunday morning. Phillip graduated from Prestonsburg High School in 1952 before entering a

lifetime of public service, enlisting in the U.S. Air Force and serving as an early warning radar operator in the 911th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron in Vermont, New York, and Texas during the Cold War.

Following his Honorable Discharge from military service, Phillip returned to his beloved Kentucky where he began his service to the Commonwealth as a Kentucky State Trooper in Johnson, Fleming, and Elliott Counties. His success as a Trooper, and his reputation for integrity and fairness gained him the attention of the Federal government, and in 1967 Phillip was recruited to join the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division of the IRS, (known today as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and explosives, or, ATF), where he investigated and prosecuted our country’s most violent armed criminals.

During his 23 year career with ATF, Phillip held field and supervisory assignments in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Washington, DC where he retired in 1988 as the Chief of the Special Operations Division.

Upon his retirement from ATF, Phillip began a second career as an investigator for the U.S. Department of State, serving the Bureau of Diplomatic Security for 25 years until his passing.

Phillip is survived by his wife of 30 years, Deirdre, with whom he travelled the world, only to find his truest happiness at Shadowlawn, the home they built together in Lancaster. Phillip is also survived by his sister, Helen Coburn of Livermore, CA, his daughter Lori Gibbs of The Plains, VA, his son, Adam, of

Washington, DC, his grandson, Matthew Gibbs of Pensacola, FL, his niece, Karen Stanfield of Lexington, his niece, Tammy Thurman of Livermore, CA, and his nephew, Tony Coburn of Sonoma, CA. Also mourning Phillip’s loss is Roxann Stacey of Sherrills Ford, NC, his first wife and the mother of his children, and her husband Anthony Stacey, with whom he remained close. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lilia Mae Price, and sister, Patsy Evans of Prestonsburg.

Phillip was a proud member of the Corinth Christian Church in Richmond, KY, presided over by his nephew, Pastor David Evans of Richmond. A viewing is planned for Friday, September 13, 2013 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Spurlin Funeral Home in Lancaster, Kentucky. Viewing will be followed by a brief service at 8:00pm.

Iona B Dillon
Iona B Dillon

Iona B. Dillon

Iona B. Dillon, 84 of Danville Street passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at the Christian Care Center in Lancaster, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Willie Mae Grimes Black and born Saturday, July 27, 1929 in Garrard County.

She loved baking and quilting, was retired from Cowdens, and a member of Old Paint Lick Presbyterian Church.

Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband; Robert Dillon, and a sister; Ruth Sebastian.

Survivors include her son; Robert Clay Dillon of Paint Lick, Ky, a daughter; Julie (Roger) Hatfield of Paint Lick, Ky, two grandchildren; Tara (Tommy) Noe of Lancaster, Ky, Sheri (Ryan) Miller of Berea, Ky, and four great grandchildren; Micah Noe, Gracie Miller, William Clay Miller, and Morgan Noe.

Services will be 10:00 am, Friday, September 13, 2013 at Ramsey Funeral Home with Rev. Bryce McGowan and Bro. Daryl Hodge officiating. Burial will follow in Paint Lick Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8pm, Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Paint Lick Cemetery Fund.

Franklin Dixon

Franklin Dixon, age 72, of Camp Street in Irvine passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013, at his home following a short illness. He was born April 2, 1941 in Estill County and was the son of the late Clarence and Mary Ellen Lunsford Dixon.

He was an employee of the City of Irvine and a member of the Holiness Church. He had lived in Estill County all of his life.

He is survived by His wife Frances Cain Dixon, His mother-in-law: Edna Cain of Estill Co., 2 Daughters Patricia Henry & husband, Shelby of Estill Co., Agnes Dixon & husband, Lester of Estill Co., 3 Sons Franklin Dixon, Jr. of Estill Co., Donnie Dixon & wife, Sherry of Madison Co., Gene Dixon & wife, Vivian of Estill Co., 1 Brother: Johnny Dixon & wife, Susie of Estill Co., 6 Grandchildren Rebecca Henry, Melissa Henry, Brittany Dixon, Kimberly Dixon, Deandra Strange and Alex Dixon, 8 Great Grandchildren Jacob Birchfield, Katelyn Neal, Andrew Conner, Hannah Gordon, Chloe Ray, Aubrey Means, Logan Rawlins and Kaylee Means

He was preceded in death by 3 sisters; Lizzie Stamper, Celia Jane Toler and Florence Gross and 2 brothers; Claude and Clarence Dixon, Jr.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, September 16, 11 AM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Jerry Rose and Bro. Bobby Hale. Burial will be at the Alexander Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers: Gene Dixon, Charles Dixon, Robert Dixon, Matthew Kirby and James Means

Donald Wayne Durham

Donald Wayne Durham of Nicholasville, was born June 21, 1963 in Richmond, KY and passed into eternity Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY. Donald was affectionately known as “Doodle” and was 50 years old. Donald was married on November 13, 1993 to Carmelita Williams.

Donald was the son of the late Oliver and Dorothy Durham of Sand Gap, KY.

He is survived by his wife, Carmelita Williams Durham of Nicholasville, KY. Carmelita is the daughter of Myrtle Williams of Annville, KY and the granddaughter of the late Dewey and Oakley Angel of Annville, KY. He is also survived by his precious daughter, Jessica C. Durham of Nicholasville, KY, his brother, Danny L. (Lesley) Durham of Richmond, KY, and his sisters, Gail S. (Clifford) Lewis of Mt. Vernon, KY, Darlene A. (Danny) Fields of Annville, KY. Other survivors include a brother in law, Curt (Vivian) Angel of Annville, KY. Donald was blessed with three nieces, (Danielle, Rainey and Amber) and four nephews, (Chris, Jeffery, Travis and Matt).

Donald worked as a construction supervisor for Gallmar Contractors for 25 years as well as being a National Guard Member serving from 1982 until 1988.

Donald loved four wheeling, fishing and spending weekends at his cabin with friends. He also had a special interest in Martial Arts where he achieved a 3rd degree black belt in TaeKwonDo. He was a member of the Sand Gap Christian Church.

Funeral service was held 1:00PM Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Ellis Abner officiating. Burial followed in the Tommy Falls Cemetery. Pallbearers were Danny Durham, Curt Angel, Jeff Cain, Shannon Hisel, Lester Abner and Mark Mullins. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Stubbs, Marc Creech and Charlie Martin. Visitation was 6:00 P.M. Friday September 13, 2013 at the funeral home.

Roger Eldon McQueen
Roger Eldon McQueen

Roger Eldon McQueen

Roger Eldon McQueen was born October 28, 1951 in Clay County and departed this life Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at his residence, being 61 years of age. He was the son of Carlie (Barrett) McQueen of New Zion and of the late Everett McQueen. Roger was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Vietnam War.

Roger is survived by his wife Edith (Van Winkle) McQueen of Sand Gap and by five children, Melissa McQueen and her fiancé Lee Adkins of Berea; Ricky Cunliffe and his fiancé Rhonda Coyle of McKee; Glen Sparks of Richmond; Tammy Van Winkle of McKee and Cloia Sparks of Berea. He is also survived by two sisters, Regena Gabbard and her husband Donnie of McKee and Betty Siler and her husband Frankie of McKee. Roger was blessed 4 grandchildren, Joel Cunliffe, Brittany McQueen, Kelsey McQueen and Cheyenne Rawlins and by 2 great grandchildren.

In addition to his father, Roger was also preceded in death by his sister, Hermetta Smith.

Funeral service was held 2:00PM Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee, with Bro. Ellis Abner officiating. Visitation 6:00 P.M. Saturday September 14, 2013 at the funeral home.

Anita Barrett
Anita Barrett

Anita Harris Barrett

Anita Harris Barrett was born November 27, 1962 in Laurel County and departed this life Sunday, September 8, 2013 at her residence, being 50 years of age. She was the daughter of Jewel (Evans) Harris of McKee and of the late Arthur Harris. Anita was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

In addition to her mother, Anita was also survived by two children, Brittany Elkins and her husband Allen of Richmond and Joshua Barrett of Berea. She is also survived by two sisters, Gail Bailey of St. Louis, MO and Ida Barrett and her husband Leslie of Annville and by three brothers, Olin Harris of McKee, Mike Harris of Annville and Conrad Harris of McKee. Anita was blessed with three grandchildren, Ava, Aiden & Zoey Elkins.

Funeral service was held 2:00 PM Friday, September 13, 2013 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee, with Bro. Bobby Harris and Bro. Shane Gabbard officiating. Burial followed in the Cunigan & Harris Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 6:00 P.M Thursday September 12, 2013 at the funeral home.

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