Charles Stiles, 85, husband of the late Flossie Taylor Stiles, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2014 in Richmond, Kentucky at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center. Charlie was born on May 1, 1928 in Etowah, Tennessee and he was the son of the late Floyd and Lonesome Georgia Stiles.
Charlie was the owner of Independent Service Garage in Richmond, Kentucky and he helped organized the first Madison County Rescue Squad, he worked endlessly during the 1974 tornado that struck Madison County and he had a great love of cats, caring for many homeless stray cats. Charlie was Kentucky’s oldest actively serving Rescue Squad Officer, he was awarded three Prestigious Awards, he received in 2009 the Govenor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Service, he was a Kentucky Colonel and was a Colonel Aid de Camp to Commissioners Staff of the Kentucky State Police.
Survivors include three brothers, Robert Stiles, Clayton Stiles and Dwight Stiles; one sister, Regina Blanton. Other than his parents and wife Charlie was preceded in death by his son Woody Stiles; and three sisters, Charlotte Gilley, June White and Thelma Creech.
Funeral services for Charlie will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 6, 2013 at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Hospice Chaplain Jim Baldwin officiating the services. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Funeral Home
Pallbearers will be Robert Mink, John Chappell, John Kelly, Glen Wise, James Briley and Paul Green. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Madison County Rescue Squad.
Glenda Ntamo age 64 of Lexington, passed away Friday January 3, 2013 in Lexington.
Glenda was born in Tennessee to the late Harshall Glenn Cline and Margaret Cline. She was a member of the Baha’i faith.
Glenda is survived by her brothers Phil Cline and Ta Cline.
Graveside services will be 1:30 pm Tuesday January 7, 2013 at Berea Cemetery. Lakes Funeral Home in charge of these services.
Donald James Igou Jr.
Donald James Igou Jr. Husband of Rita Marie Igou died on January 04, 2014. Private family services are scheduled. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral home.
Charles Crit Robinson
Charles Crit Robinson, age 71, of O’Donnell Drive in Berea, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, after a short bout with cancer.
At the time of his death, he was employed in the meat department at Meijer in Richmond. Prior to that, he had worked as a chef with Cedar Village in Irvine and Berea, as a chef at EKU’s Arlington Country Club in Richmond, on the staff of People’s Restaurant in Berea for five years and as a chef at the Iron Gate Restaurant in Richmond before it closed.
He was a member of the Glades Christian Church, and in his spare time he loved to go boating, camping, fishing, ride his motorcycle and watch The Waltons on television.
He was preceded in death by his father, Crit Robinson; his mother, Myrtle Hopkins Robinson Lynn; and his stepfather, Clifford C. Lynn. His youngest brother, George Lynn, a resident of California for several years, also died in Berea of cancer in 2011.
Surviving are: a brother and sister-in-law, Clifford Steven and Betty S. Lynn of Berea; a sister, Patricia Kaye Lynn Boone of Berea; a brother, Bob (B.J.) Taylor of South Carolina; two nieces, Amy Boone of Berea, Michelle Lynn Boone of Winchester; two nephews, Josh Boone of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Joey Boone of Lafayette, Indiana; great-nephew, Justin Boone of Berea; three great-nieces, Kayela Boone of Berea, Alexis and Olivia Boone of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; two half-sisters, Edna Robinson of Berea and Pauline Robinson Peretti of Alamo, Calif.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Pastor Howard Kelly and Bro. Rick Fulton officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Tom Whitaker, Bob Taylor, Steven Lynn, David Alexander, Phil Collins and Joey Boone.
Edith Rose, of Richmond, Kentucky, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2014. Funeral services are pending at this time. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Larry Glenn Williams
Larry Glenn “Bimbo” Williams, 60, of Guynn Road, Berea, departed this life to abide in eternal peace with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at the UK Markey Cancer Center.
He was a retiree of Novelis in Berea and a member of the Middletown Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, being outdoors and helping friends and neighbors. He loved everyone!
To cherish his memory and honor his life, he leaves behind his loving wife of 39 years, Sharon VanWinkle Williams; his only daughter, Charity Williams (Benson) Webb; and his “little buddy,” Enos.
He is also survived by: three sisters, Doris (Carl) Roberts and Karen (Henry) York, both of Berea; Ann (Donald) Ross of Loveland, Ohio; two brothers, Dwight (Cecelia) Williams of Berea and Billy (Shirley) Williams of Cartersville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Jessie Williams, as well as one brother, Merritt Williams.
Visitation will be from 5 to p.m. Friday, January 3, at the Davis and Powell Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, January 4, at the funeral home with Bro. Bill Woods officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mickey Ballard, Paul Walters, David Hubbard, Benny Burchett, Mike Anderson and Tubby Parker. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Rawlins, Rick Marcum, Benson Webb and Forester VanWinkle.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the UK Markey Cancer Center as well as Larry’s special friends, Jill and Paige, for their love, support and exceptional care throughout his courageous battle.
Lillian Marie Shelton Mills
Ms. Lillian Marie Shelton Mills, 72, of Berea, passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at her home. She was a daughter of the late Joseph Wesley Shelton and Doxie Hamblin Shelton Liford born on September 2, 1941 in Knox County.
Ms. Mills was a former certified nursing assistant with the Madison Manor Nursing Home and was a member of the Blue Lick Holiness Church in Berea. She enjoyed quilting, playing video games and watching movies.
She united in marriage with Harold Fowler who preceded her in death. Later she united in marriage with Cleveland Mills. Other family members to precede her in death include two brothers, Hobert Wayne Shelton and Estil Liford and her step-father, Joe Liford.
Survivors include five children, Ricky Fowler and fiancé, Paula, of Lancaster, Harold Fowler and Gary Mills and wife, Barbara, all of Berea, Devonda Durham and husband, Dale, of Irvine and Danny Mills of Berea; three sisters, Shirley Ross and husband, Rev. Bill, of Irvine, Fredia Jackson and husband, Wayne, of Barbourville and Carla Riddle and husband, Larry, of Berea; two brothers, Eugene Shelton and wife, Joann, of Barbourville and Wesley Shelton Jr. and wife, Irene, of Berea; her step-mother, Barbara Shelton of Berea; two special aunts, Cora Baker and husband, Lloyd, of Berea and Lorene Kendrick and husband, Richard, of Corbin; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; among other loved ones and dear friends.
Her funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Friday, January 3, 2014 at 2 P.M. with Rev. Tommy Frazier and Rev. Sam Moore officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Bingham Cemetery at Cannon.
Casket bearers will be grandsons. Honorary bearers will be friends and neighbors.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday between 6 and 9 P.M. and Friday after 9 A.M. until the funeral hour. Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home in Barbourville KY.
Jim Tackett Jr.
Jim Tackett Jr. age 79, died Thursday Jan. 2, 2014 at the Terrace Nursing Home in Berea. Jim was born in Pike County to the late Jim Tackett Sr. and Lilly Mae Tackett. Jim was preceded in death by two sons Carl Tackett and Corey Tackett.
Jim is survived by his children: Kenny (Angie) Tackett, Bobby Tackett, Lisa (Junior) Mink, Tamara (Mike) Chandler, Evelyn (Allen) Dinsmore, and a brother grant Tackett, as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday Jan. 6, 2014 at 12:00 noon at Lakes Funeral Home; burial will be at the Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford. Visitation will be Sunday Jan. 5, 2014 from 6-9 pm at Lakes Funeral Home.
Ronnie Dale Blanton
Ronnie Dale Blanton, 65, of Richmond, passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. He was born in Richmond, Kentucky on Nov. 13, 1948, the son of the late Elbert and Virginia Stacy Blanton.
He was a 1966 Graduate of Madison Central High School, a retired boat mechanic and a Kentucky Colonel. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Sherri Lynn Blanton and Terri Dale Blanton; a brother Allen Jason Blanton.
Survivors include his sister, Donna Chambers (Charles), of Richmond; two nieces, Rebecca Ann Chambers and Virginia Stacy Schrooten; two grand nieces, Abigail and Victoria Schrooten.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 5 PM Saturday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with visitation from 3-5 PM Saturday at the funeral home.
Expressions of Sympathy may be made to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Dr. Berea, KY 40403.
Phyllis Marie Daniel Bowman
Phyllis Marie Daniel Bowman, 65, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014, at Baptist Health-Richmond. Mrs. Bowman was born September 27, 1948, in Oneida, Kentucky, to Roscoe and Josephine Robertson Daniel.
Her family referred to her as a “granny to the whole world.” She loved her family and children of all ages. She was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Bowman is survived by: two sons, David Bowman and wife Teresa of Dreyfus, and Ronnie Bowman of Richmond; two daughters, Margaret Perkins and husband Kevin of Richmond, and Tina Burton of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; three brothers, Marvin Daniel and wife Tammy, Roscoe “Junie” Daniel Jr. and wife Susan, and Irvin Daniel and wife Gwen; two sisters, Linda Taylor and husband Greg, and Charlene Graham and husband Billy Paul; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth Bowman, Joshua Anglin, Trevor Sanders, Joseph Burton, Megan Perkins, Emily Bowman and Clara Bowman; and her great-grandson, Easton Lee Merida.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: two brothers, Jennings Clay “Sonny” Daniel and Joe Daniel; and her sister, Rachel Daniel.
The family has chosen private services. Burial will be in the Bowman Cemetery.
Philip Hollister Reisig II
Philip “Big Phil” Hollister Reisig II, 20, of Madison County, died January 1, 2014. Philip was born June 12, 1993, in Boca Raton, Florida, to Lori Reisig and John Philip Reisig.
A student at Eastern Kentucky University with a 3.8 GPA, Philip was a very hard worker with a strong work ethic. He was a wonderful son, brother and friend who loved to workout, play basketball and football. He was a graduate of St. Mark Catholic School, the Madison Central Class of 2011 Snowball King and a person who loved a good philosophical discussion.
In addition to his parents, Philip is survived by: two brothers, John Philip “John John” Reisig Jr., Joseph “Joey” Nickolas Reisig; and one sister, Angelica Marie Reisig, all of Richmond; aunts and uncles, Anthony and Hadley Reisig, Christopher and Ashley Reisig, Tina Korell and Joseph Wart; paternal grandparents, Philip and Eugenia Reisig; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother, M. Viola Hall.
Services will be conducted Monday, January 6, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Eastside Community Church in Richmond, Kentucky, burial to follow at the Richmond Cemetery, with Tim Jones and Virgil Grant officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, January 5, 2014, at the Church.
Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home in Richmond, Kentucky, is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be John John Reisig, Joey Reisig, Raymond White, Matt Reed, Micah Lainhart, Turner Curtis, Sam Elliott, Erica Rhodus and Kelsey Byers.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established at Cumberland Valley National Bank, please contact the bank at 859-623-2243 for additional details.
Glyndon Douglas Wells
Glyndon Douglas “Sonny” Wells, 66, husband of Lavelva Frances Kincaid Wells, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at his home in Richmond, Kentucky. He was born November 12, 1947, in Fayette County. He was the son of the late Hiram Douglas and Laura Young Wells.
He worked in construction hanging drywall and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was of the Holiness faith.
Survivors include: his wife, Lavelva Frances Kincaid Wells; two sons, Warren Douglas Wells of Richmond, and Wendell David Wells of Lexington, KY; one daughter, Rhonda Jean Wells-Evans; three brothers, Vic Young, Dennis Young (Geneva), and Wayne Whittamore; six grandchildren, Alex, Chris, Wade, Dalton, Clayton and Taylor; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Roger Whittamore.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Northern and Bro. George Hall Jr. officiating the services. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home.
Kathy Sue Sweeney
Kathy Sue Sweeney, 52, of Richmond, passed away Monday, December 30, 2013, at Baptist Health-Richmond. She was born in Madison County on September 12, 1961, to Carlos and Joyce Phillips Marcum. She was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church.
Survivors include: her husband, Tracy Sweeney; her mother, Joyce Phillips Renfo of Richmond; two brothers, Wayne Marcum and companion Jamie Hagens, and Jimmy Marcum; two sisters, Barbara McElroy and husband Paul, and Karen Jones and husband Rusty; two sisters-in-law, Rose Boular and husband James, and Linda Roberts and companion Albert Kurtz; her brother-in-law, Buddy King; special friend, Charles Murphy; her nieces and nephews; and her dog, Winnie.
Mrs. Sweeney is preceded in death by: her father, Carlos Marcum; her stepfather, Floyd Renfro; and a nephew, Phillip McElroy.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, January 5, 2014, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Roy Himes officiating. Burial will follow in the Eaton Cemetery of Clay City. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Jackie Barbee, Ron Barbee, Jimmy Wayne Marcum, Rusty Jones, Matthew McElroy and Whaylen Conner.
Expressions of sympathy are suggested to the Kathy Sweeney Memorial Fund, PO Box 569, Richmond, KY 40475.
Verna Loraine Bishop
Verna Loraine Stewart Webb Bishop, 69, of Madison County, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at the Charleston Health Care Center in Danville, Kentucky. She was born February 27, 1944, to the late Edith Alexander and William Thomas Stewart. She was the wife of Robert Lee Bishop, a homemaker and member of the Revival Tabernacle.
In addition to her husband, Robert, she is survived by three daughters, Beverly Conner (Mark) of Berea, Bobbi Williams (Joe) of Berea, and Lorie Carpenter (Greg) of Richmond; three step-children, Michael L Bishop (Dott) of Kansas, Mark Steven Bishop of Richmond and Lisa & Todd McFarland of North Middletown, KY; two brothers, Russell Stewart (Marie) of Richmond and Tom Stewart Jr. (Jean) of Lexington; two sisters, Mary Louise Tevis and Betty Lear Brown both of Lexington, KY; four grandchildren, Molly Williams, Kacy LeeRaine Satterfield, Billy James Satterfield and Marshall Austin Carpenter; four step-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Bishop was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Billy Wayne Webb; two brothers, Whitt Stewart and Charles R. Stewart; and two sisters, Maurene Stewart and Dixie Stewart.
Services will be Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home, burial to follow at Memorial Gardens with Bro. David Lamb officiating. Visitation will be Monday, January 6, 2014, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Joe Williams, Greg Carpenter, Beverly Conner, Roy Conner, Steve Tevis, Jason Green and Billy Satterfield. Honorary pallbearers will be brothers and grandchildren.
Herbert Wayne Harrison Sr.
Herbert Wayne Harrison Sr., 92, passed away January 3, 2014, at Baptist Health-Richmond. Mr. Harrison was born on June 14, 1921, in Jackson County, and was the son of Vernon and Grace Miller Harrison, both of whom preceded him in death.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: one son, Herbert Wayne Harrison Jr.; three brothers, Beckham Harrison, Laban Park Harrison and Vernon Clyde Harrison; and one sister, Bernice Hisle.
Survivors include: two sisters, Zola Hisle of McKee, and Eileen McWhorter of London; as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services for Herbert W. Harrison will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, January 6, 2014, at the funeral home.
Brownie Lee James Jr.
Brownie Lee James Jr., 68, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2014, at the VA Hospital in Lexington. Mr. James was born April 5, 1945, in Madison County to the late Brownie Sr. and Minnie Holland James.
He was a 1963 graduate of Madison Central High School. Along with being an avid UK Basketball and Cincinnati Reds fan, he also enjoyed fishing. Mr. James was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served his country during the Vietnam War.
Brownie is survived by: his wife of 27 years, Helen Wilson James; two sons, David James (Charleen) of Berea, Anthony James (Miranda) of Richmond; one daughter, Denise Renfro (James) of Berea; one stepdaughter, Sharmon Young (Paul) of Stanford; one stepson, Dale Saylor of Somerset; one brother, Bobby James (Madrue) of Richmond; one sister, Barbara Gross of Richmond; two nephews, Jerry Glenn Gross of Lexington, Timmy Gross (Melissa) of Richmond; five grandchildren, Jessica Anglin (Trinity), Kevin Causey (Cyndi), BJ James (Kristen), all of Berea, Kasey Johnson (Robert), and Jaylin James, both of Richmond; seven great-grandchildren, Jaeleahk Goff, Cheyenne Anglin, Mason James, Isabella Causey, Christian McCarty, Kaydence Johnson and Carter Johnson; as well as several step-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by: a grandson, James Donavon Renfro; a sister, Peggy James; and a brother-in-law, Jerry Gross.
Funeral services will be conducted 1:30 p.m. Monday, January 6, 2014, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Todd officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be: David Scott James, David Benjamin James, James Renfro, Jerry Glenn Gross, Timmy Gross and Trinity Anglin. Honorary pallbearers will be: Irvin Whicker, Bobby Mason and Jimmy Rhodus.
Joshua Allen Childers
Joshua “Josh” Allen Childers, 22, of Richmond, passed away December 30, 2013, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was born August 1, 1991, in Richmond, Kentucky. He was an employee of Mid Incorporated and had a great love for four-wheeling, baseball, coaching tee-ball, hunting and his friends. He very much loved and enjoyed life itself. Joshua was of the Christian faith.
Josh is survived by: his mother, Tina, and Chris French; and his father, Joe, and Amy Childers; his paternal grandparents, Earnest and Rose Childers; maternal grandmother, Edna Oliver; grandparents, Doug and Barbara French; grandparents. Dr. John E. and Martha Davidson; godmother, Jamie Adams; and his great-grandmother, Madaline Childers.
He is also survived by: his sister, Brittany Nicole Childers; brother, Hunter Alan Davidson Conner; aunts, Tiffany Sparks (Billy), Teresa McKiddy, Rhonda Lamb, and Angie Boggs (Elmer); uncle, John Wayne Childers; great-uncle, Charles “Brother” Lamb; one niece, Kaylee Rice and one nephew, Trevor Rice; and many special cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his maternal grandfather, Rondall “Frog” Oliver, his great-grandfather, Charles Lamb; and paternal great-grandfather, Andrew Childers.
Services for Josh will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, January 4, 2013, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Dr. Glenn Birkett officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Joey Myers, Daniel Rose, Curtis Sparks, Hunter Conner, Jimmy Blanton and Derek Agee. Honorary bearers will be Jonathan Collins, Ronnie Collins, Casey McKiddy, Adam Adkins and Jared Boggs.
Mary Frances Gribbins Azbill
Mrs. Mary Frances Gribbins Azbill, 86, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014, at The Terrace in Berea. She was born in Marion County on October 30, 1927, to Richard and Bessie Morgeson Gribbins. In 1945, she married the late Chester Calvin Azbill, and together they enjoyed 30 years of marriage.
Mrs. Azbill retired from Process Manufacturing Co. after 35 and a half years as a welder and production worker. She was a member of the Bradsfordsville Baptist Church.
She is survived by: two sons, Mike Azbill (Peggy) and Tom Azbill (Ruby); her daughter, Francine Alexander (Bobby); her brother, Leonard Gribbins; four grandchildren, Calvin Casey, Tommy Azbill (Becky), Ricky Azbill (Renee) and Amber Green (Billy); four great-grandchildren, Destinee Azbill, Kevin Wayne Azbill, Conner Casey and Kirsten Casey; one step-grandson, John Sebastian (LeAnn); and three step-great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Baker, Raylee Sebastian, Riley Green and one on the way, Preston!
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Azbill is also preceded in death by: their son, Chester Wayne “C.W.” Azbill; four sisters, Ruby Ellis, Margaret Cox, Georgia Coppage and Maxine Walters; and one granddaughter, Jennifer Azbill.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Roy Himes and Roy Milburn officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Azbill, Kevin Wayne Azbill, Tommy Azbill, Calvin Casey, Rankin Milburn and Matthew Milburn.
Terry Allen Brockman
Terry Allen Brockman, 55, of Richmond, passed away Monday, December 30, 2013 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond. Terry had battled Multiple Myeloma since 2011 in a heroic effort and with much hope. He was born July 9, 1958, in Norwood, Ohio, to Betty Rose (Means) Brockman and the late Nathan Harold Brockman.
Terry grew up and lived in the Louisville area but spent the last 10 years in the Richmond-Berea area. He held an industrial electrical engineer degree. He was formerly affiliated with Pilkington NA, Tokico USA, Motor Wheel Commercial Vehicles Systems, and he retired from his engineering position with Johnson Controls. Terry was active with the Multiple Myeloma Foundation in Richmond, Ky., and was a supporter of the University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center.
Terry is survived by: his loving wife, Holly Anne (Petrie) Van Zandt-Brockman of Richmond; three daughters, Suzanne Laird of Louisville, Cali Van Zandt of Muscatine, Iowa, and Paige Van Zandt of Richmond; his mother, Betty of Louisville, one sister, Mitzi (Brockman) Kasitz (Andy) of Louisville; three brothers, Allen Brockman of Memphis, Tenn., Michael Brockman (Angie) and Timothy Brockman (Tracie), both of Louisville; one grandchild, Lachlan Laird; and eight nieces and nephews.
He was always loved by a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins and became a friend to everyone he met.
A celebration of Terry’s life will be conducted at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Friends will be received from noon until the 2 p.m. service on Sunday, January 5, 2014.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to: Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403 or the Multiple Myeloma Foundation.
Samuel White Fife Jr.
Samuel White Fife Jr., 88, devoted husband and loving father, died peacefully at home on Saturday, December 14, 2013. He was born in Richmond, KY on June 19, 1925, the son of the late Samuel White and Etta Bailey Fife. Preceding him in death were siblings, Leon Forest, William Stuart, Paul Burnam, and Jack C. Fife.
A graduate of the Eastern Kentucky Training School and Model High School (1943), he was a member of the U.S. Army (counter intelligence) and served proudly during the Korean War. After graduation from Eastern Kentucky University with a teaching degree, he received his MA in Education/Rank I. A respected educator, he taught at Bardstown High School prior to joining the faculty of Lafayette Senior High School for 34 years. After retirement, he substitute taught 14 years for Fayette County Public Schools. A professional educator belonging to local, state and national Social Studies Associations and Societies, he was also a member of the Elks, Civil War Round Table, former editor of the EKU newspaper, and Phi Delta Kappa. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Richmond, KY.
A lifelong dog and animal enthusiast, he actively showed dogs with the AKC in the early 70s. A fan of world travel, he facilitated student travel abroad and led family travel to dozens of countries. An avid gardener, he also enjoyed sharing tips on tomato plantings. He never forgot a name and never met a stranger.
Survivors include wife, Marlene A. Fife, daughter Donna M. (Dee) Fife, two nieces, Penny Fife (Ben) Campbell, Chad Fife (Tom) Hickey; sister-in-law, Donna Armstrong; nephew, Ian Ackerman; great-nieces and nephews, Sarah Ecton Hickey, Thomas Chadwick (Shawn Taulbee) Hickey, John Patrick Hickey, Aubrey Blair Campbell, William Ecton Campbell.
Funeral, Thurs., 11:30 AM, Milward-Southland Funeral Home in Lexington. Private burial will follow. Visitation, Wed., 5-8 PM.
Honorary pall bearers will be Wilson Bond, James Chenault, Jim Combs, Milt Evans, Jock Gum, Ralph Hacker, John David Hale, Jack L. Lyons, and Wayne Roberts.
Ogielene Collins, 74, passed away on December 30, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital Berea. Ogielene was born July 2, 1939, in Wolfe County. She was the daughter of the late Roy and Mary Dunn Poe, both of whom preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker and was of the Holiness faith. She greatly enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include: one son, Ronnie Poe (Pam) of Clay City; four daughters, Ann Darland (Dale) of Lexington, Thelma “Bunny” Burdette of Berea and Teresa Harrison (Dale) and Sylvia “Sam” Renfro, both of Richmond; one brother, Roy Fee Poe; four sisters, Rose Trent, Orlene Fox, Joyce Rison and Pauline Powell; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two son-in-laws.
Funeral services for Ogielene Collins will be conducted 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2013, with Bro. Jerry Castle officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Chad Poe, Brad Harrison, Nathan Harrison, Dwayne Harrison, Robert Burdette and Brandon Renfro. Honorary pallbearers will be Shayne Burdette, Jimmy Collins, and Bryan Renfro.
Sharon Ann Sellards Arndt, 70, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at Baptist Health – Lexington. She was born December 19, 1943, in Wayne, West Virginia, to Lowell and Doris Webb Sellards, both of whom preceded her in death.
She was a retired executive legal secretary who excelled in her office skills. Her membership in the Sweet Adeline’s Barber Shop singers brought her great enjoyment. Sharon was an accomplished concert pianist and she loved music. She was also very proud of her Baptist heritage and faith.
She is survived by her siblings, Sydney Sue Hayes of Brooks, Kentucky, in Bullitt County; Joseph L. Sellards of Richmond; and Stephen L. Sellards (and wife, Linda) of Richmond. She also leaves several nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 30, 2013, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Dr. Floyd Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Friends will be received after 12 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
Dorothy White Harkins
Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” White Harkins, EdD, 92, of Spring, Texas, formerly of Richmond, passed away Friday, December 27, 2013 at her home. She was born in Caldwell County, Kentucky on May 29, 1921 to Shellie and Mary Edna Childress White. In 1943, she was united in marriage to Howard F. “Hank” Harkins, Sr.
Early in life, she taught at the Greenville High School in Greenville, Kentucky and was influential in the opening of the communities first tennis court. She enjoyed working in Summer Camp with mentally challenged students. She then went on to work for the Eastern Kentucky University as a Professor of Physical Education.
While in Richmond, she and Mr. Harkins became members of the First Presbyterian Church. After retiring, she and her husband spent their winters in Ft. Pierce, Florida and their summers in Kentucky. Later in life, they sold their homes and moved to Houston, Texas where Mr. Harkins passed away in 2011 after 68 years of marriage. It was then that Mrs. Harkins moved to be with her son, Howard F. Harkins, Jr.
Mrs. Harkins is survived by two sons: Howard F. Harkins, Jr. of Spring, Texas and J. Daniel Harkins and wife Mary Jane of Sparks, Nevada; her daughter: Melissa Joy Baker and husband Allen also of Spring; three brothers: Joe White and wife Janice, Ralph White and wife Bobbie and John “Dub” White; three sisters: Clara Baugh, Jeanette Britt and Sue Shaw; five grandchildren: Daniel Allen Baker and wife Kristin, Lee Howard Baker and wife Cindy, John D. Harkins, Jr. and wife Erin, Amanda J. Harkins Holmes and husband Kent and Hannah L. Harkins and six great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Harkins is also preceded in death by three brothers: James Robert White, Gerald Wayne White and Shellie White, Jr. and her sister: Mary Helen White.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. EST Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Curtis T. Christian officiating. Visitation will be after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday at the church.
The committal service will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. CST Wednesday at the Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville, Kentucky with Dr. Arthur Burrows officiating.
The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Jeanette Long Howard, 88, of Sebring, Florida, formerly of Richmond, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Fairway Pines Assisted Living in Sebring. Mrs. Howard was born on February 19, 1925 in Harrisburg, Illinois to Oscar and Marie Vincent Long.
Her greatest joy in life was her family. From times of simply being together to shopping trips, she was always in the middle of whatever was going on. She was notorious for being dressed to “the nines” with every hair in place. To have known her was to have known kindness. She was a member of the Rosedale Baptist Church.
On December 14, 1946, Mrs. Howard was united in marriage to James Howard who preceded her in death in 1993.
She is survived by three sons: Larry Howard and wife Paula of Sebring, Florida, Michael Howard and wife Cindy of Eckerty, Indiana and Jerry Howard of Paint Lick; her daughter: Shirley Blake of Sebring; five grandchildren: Casey Uebelbor and husband Ryan, Michael Howard, Christy Saylor, Tina Howard and James Scott Perry and six great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Howard is preceded in death by her son: David Howard; three brothers: Bert Long, Gene Long and Edward Long; two sisters: Mittie Asherbranner and Barbara Ranz; her son-in-law: Robert Blake and her grandson: Jeffrey Perry.
Funeral Services will be conducted at Noon Friday, January 3, 2014 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Hollen officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 10:00 A.M. Friday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Michael Howard, Larry Howard, Jerry Howard, Mike Howard, Brandyn Oliver, Billy Tate, Ronnie Long and Ryan Uebelhor.
Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Compassionate Care Hospice, 2153 U.S. 27 North, Sebring, FL 33875.
Billy Russell Wagers
Billy Russell Wagers, age 53, of Regis Road in Irvine passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at his home following a battle with cancer. He was born April 13, 1960 in Estill County and was the son of the late Harry C. Wagers and Bessie Wagers Johnson.
He was a farmer and an employee of the Madison County Stockyards and the Lancaster Stockyards.
He is survived by: His companion: Charleen Robinson, 3 sisters: Linda Sue Wagers Bunch of Estill Co., Betty Brinegar & husband, Kenneth of Madison Co., Joyce Martin & husband, Pat of Estill Co., 1 half-brother: Harry B. Wagers & wife, Bettyof Ohio.
He also leaves behind His chosen grandson: Wesley Johns, 4 nephews: Gene Allen Bunch, Jr., Kenneth F. Brinegar, Jr., Michael P. Martin and Stuart A. Martin, 3 great-nephews: Cody Bunch, Travis Bunch and Tucker Martin
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 3, 11 AM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Robert Johns. Burial will be at the Boian Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Thursday at the Funeral Home.
Pallbearers: Kenneth F. Brinegar, Sr., Patrick D. Martin, Kenneth F. Brinegar, Jr., Michael P. Martin, Stuart Martin and Dwight Edwards Honorary Pallbearers: Ray McKinney and Wesley Johns
Dorothy Marie Crowe
Dorothy Marie Crowe, age 83, of Reese Street in Irvine passed away Monday, December 30, 2013, at her home following a long illness. She was born April 17, 1930 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Tobe Hackett and Mayme Powell Broaddus.
She was a homemaker and a former Westinghouse employee. She was a member of the Richmond Primitive Baptist Church and had lived in Estill County all of her life.
She is survived by: Her husband of 57 years: James Herbert Crowe, 2 Daughters: Donna McClanahan Crow of Estill Co., Angela K. Crow of Lexington, 1 Son: James David Crowe & wife, Lori of Alabama.
Sje also leaves behind 6 Grandchildren: Ralph E. “Mac” McClanahan, III, Adam R. Benton, Brett D. Benton (Dana) Cody McClanahan Abney (Josh), Bradley A. Stepp and Bronwen O. Crowe.
She was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Barbara Allen Benton, 1 son, Robert Lewis “Butch” Benton, 2 sisters; Mildred Langan Whiddon and Mary Langan Delamater and 1 brother, Earl Daniel Broaddus.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 2, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Officiant Larry Stone. Burial will be at the West Irvine Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Wednesday at the Funeral Home.
Pallbearers: Adam Benton, Brett Benton, Brad Stepp, Charles Blevins, Bev Blevins and Bobby Brandenburg Honorary Pallbearers: Juelma Blackwell, Joan Hughes, Geraldine Conner, Sallie Lou Moore, Julia Rae Witt, Mildred Cook (deceased) and Carol Crowe (deceased)
Bobby Alton Johnson
Bobby Alton Johnson was born September 5, 1942 in Madison County and departed this life Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, being 71 years of age. He was the son of the Addie (Chasteen) Russell of Annville and of the late James Johnson.
In addition to his mother, Bobby is also survived by his wife Naomi Johnson of McKee and by three children, Nancy Burnham and her husband Terry of Lincoln, Alabama, Michael Allen Johnson and Richard A. Johnson both of McKee. He is also survived by a brother, William Johnson of McKee and by a half sister, Barbara Hammonds of Ohio. Bobby was blessed with 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Other than his father, Bobby was also preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Johnson. Bobby was of the Holiness Faith.
Graveside service was held 11:00AM Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the Fox Cemetery with Bro. Buddy Hunter officiating. Lakes Funeral Home McKee was in charge of arrangements. There was no visitation.
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