Harriet Dietrich Freeman Marsh, 87, formally of Helena, MT and Berea, KY died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Telford Terrace in Richmond, KY of old age.
Our Mom was born January 5, 1927 in Lexington, KY, the daughter of Joe Frank Freeman and Lois Dietrich Freeman and sister to Alice Freeman Hills and Caroline Freeman Johnston. She married Dad on December 21, 1949 at her family’s home in Lexington and I don’t think they slept apart by choice for the next 56 years. She attended the University of Kentucky, where she received recognition for outstanding scholarship, was a member of Alpha Xi Delta social sorority and graduated in 1948 with a BS in Agriculture/Horticulture.
She loved music and was a fine violinist and enjoyed gardening, weaving, and drawing. Her friends at Body Recall, Weaver’s Guild, and Berea Women’s Club described her as independent, hospitable, and creative. She and Dad understood the presence of a loving God and were faithful members of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and later Kirksville Christian Church.
She also enjoyed attending White’s Memorial Presbyterian Church and participating in the Women’s Group. She was a smart, thoughtful and capable women whose life was grounded in raising, caring, and loving her family while supporting her husband in his career with the US Forest Service.
Survivors include 3 children, Dan Marsh of Bozeman, MT, Mary Marsh (Ken Marquess) of Seattle, WA, and Bob Marsh (Barbara) of Morehead, KY; 2 sisters, Alice Hills and Caroline Johnston, 4 grandchildren, Nick Marsh (Terri) and Jessica Marsh Ketchum (Cory), Andrew Marsh and Ian Marsh; 6 great grandchildren Marlie, Micheal, and Ryan Marsh, Lauren and Skylar King, and MacKenzie Ketchum. In addition to her parents, Mom was preceded in death by husband Carl and son Joe Frank Marsh.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 26 at 10:00 AM at White’s Memorial Presbyterian Church, 401 White Station Rd, Berea, KY with Rev. Wanda Olive officiating. We’ll share a potluck meal following the service. Interment will follow at a later date at Lake View Cemetery, Polson, MT. Arrangements under the care of Reppert Funeral Home, Berea, KY.
Mom grew some of the prettiest daylilies and iris, but instead of flowers she’d probably want people to remember her by helping either Berea College of Berea, KY 40403 or The Masonic Home of Montana, P.O. Box 1158, Helena, MT 59624.
The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Telford Terrace and all the ladies that stayed with her for providing exceptional care for our Mom.
Deborah Lynn Smith
Deborah Lynn “Debby” Mullins Smith, 63, of Berea, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. She was born August 10, 1950, daughter of the last Lincoln and Elva Truett Mullins.
She wa an employee of P-K Tool & Manufacturing, and had been a resident of the Berea area all her life.
Survivors include her husband, Melvin Smith; 1 son, Alan Wayne (Nicole) Smith; 1 granddaughter, Lizzie Smith; 8 siblings, David (Glenna) Mullins, Jr., Danny (Shirley) Mullins, Donny (Jan) Mullins, Captain (Donna) Mullins, Linda (Jack) Whisman, Jesse Mullins, Shirley (Brian) Gibson, Darrell (Lottie) Mullins; as well as numerous relatives and friends.
Funeral Service 11:00 am, Monday, July 14, 2014 at Reppert Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Owens and Bro. Cecil Burns officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 pm Sunday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Dominic Parks, Chris Martin, Jack Whisman, Brandon Spires, Robert Willis, Brian Gibson.
Joyce Ann Butler Moore, 70, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Visitation will be after 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Zelda Powell, age 94, of Berea died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at The Terrace. She was a native of Scranton, North Dakota born to the late Julius Carl & Magdelena Hinz Ziebarth.
Mrs. Powell was cherished member of the Berea United Methodist Church and a long time member of the Silver Creek Homemakers Club. It was within these two groups that her God given talents were showcased time and time again. During her life she made countless unique Easter and Christmas crafts to give to her family and also to the children at Berea UMC.
Mrs. Powell was a blue ribbon winner among fellow basket weavers and painters. She also loved to garden and surround herself in the beauty of nature. She was a food and nutrition assistant during her career with the extension office for the University of Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward F. Powell, Sr. and two brothers, Denis and Carl Ziebarth. Two sisters also preceded her, Bernalda Tiegen and Eugenia Ensign.
Mrs. Powell is survived by her sons, Edward F. (Peggy) Powell, Jr. of Mt. Sterling, KY., and Paul Rodney (Mary) Powell of Cartersville, GA. Three brothers Armin Ziebarth of Madison, South Dakota, Lloyd Ziebarth of Millersburg, Michigan and Sylvester Ziebarth of Laurel, Montana. Four sisters, Erna Janecke, Edith Teske and Esther Meszaros all of Rapid City, South Dakota and Donna Norton of Knoxville, Iowa. Three grandchildren, Lalana (Mike) Powell, Robyn (Jeff) Rhodes and Sean Powell and three great grandchildren, Cameron & Sydney Rhodes and Graham Luchtefeld also survive.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Berea United Methodist Church with Rev. Phillip Bradley officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home.
Casket bearers will be, Michael Luchtefeld, Jeff Rhodes, Malvin Bailey, Sean Powell, Cameron Rhodes and Marvin Rose. Honorary bearers are, Raymond Harris and Lendon Powell.
Contributions suggested to, Berea United Methodist Church 101 Fee Street Berea, KY 40403
Josie Browning Todd
Josie “Marie” Browning Todd, 88, Richmond, Ky., passed away July 11, 2014, in Richmond. She was born July 19, 1925, in Lexington, Ky., to Blaine and Anna Browning.
Ms. Todd had two brothers and five sisters: survived by Earl Browning; predeceased by Cecil Browning, Virginia Locker, Hazel Foster, Mae McWhorter, Marcella Carrier and Norma Jean Sumstad.
Ms. Todd graduated from Madison High School, Richmond, Ky., and then entered the secretarial field. Later as a homemaker, she enjoyed her various roles in service at the West Baptist Church, Oswego, N.Y., and various duties of service as a Gideons International wife. She also lived for a time in Texas and then for the last 20 years settled back in “Kentucky, which is my old Kentucky home,” she would say. One of her favorite positions was working for Wolf Wile Department Store, Lexington, Ky.
Ms. Todd enjoyed traveling throughout the United States visiting her large family. Her main focus and love was for her children and making sure they were established in life.
Ms. Todd married William “Bill” Todd (deceased) on March 2, 1945, in Richmond, Ky. From that union she is survived by two sons and five daughters: Gary Todd (Barbara), NY, David Todd (Mary Sue), NY, Doris Jeffries (David), KY, Marcia Loschiavo (Joe), VA, Cheryl Wood (Bob), NY, Lisa Pannell (Jim Bob), TX and Susan Gardner (Bryan), KY. In addition, Ms. Todd is survived by 18 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements will be: Calling hours, Monday, July 14, 2014, from 5 to 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 425 Eastern Bypass, Richmond, KY 40475, (859-623-4028). Immediately following at the same location at 6 p.m., there will be a memorial service. Graveside burial service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the Lexington Cemetery, 833 W. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ms. Todd’s memory are suggested to: ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION NATIONAL OFFICE, 1330 W. Peachtree St; Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30309, (404-872-7100) or online: www.arthritis.org.
Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Helen Maxine Jones
Helen Maxine Jones, 85, of Richmond, Ky., passed away after a sudden illness on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Compassionate Care Center. She was born February 2, 1929, in Madison County, Ky., the daughter of the late John B. and Bessie Parrish Jones.
She was a graduate of Kirksville High School Class of 1947 and graduated from Eastern Ky. University, Class of 1951.
She was a retired teacher having taught home economics at Middlesboro High School in Middlesboro, Ky., and taught English while living in Ohio for a short time. She spent most of her career serving as Librarian at Tates Creek High School in Lexington, Ky., from which she retired.
She was a very good, loving caregiver to her mother before Mrs. Jones passed away. She enjoyed traveling, writing, singing and painting. She especially enjoyed singing with the Richmond Choral Society and playing bridge with her fellow school teachers.
Helen was a member of the Kirksville Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, John O. Jones (Edna), Pierson Gentry Jones (Suda), Robert Jones (Florence), and Earl Dean Jones (Mary); two sisters, Mary Pillion Howell (Atlas) and Elizabeth Brock (Garland).
Survivors include: one sister, Margaret Katherine Wood (Woody) of Huntsville, Ala.; several nieces and nephews, Randy Jones of Columbus, Ohio, Tommy Fish (Debra) and David Howell, both of Huntsville, Ala., Robert Lee Jones of Lexington, Robin Jean Turner of Lawrenceburg, Roberta Brock Nolley (Don) of Tomball, Texas, Bernice Jenkins of Independence, Kan., Earl Dean Jones Jr., of Richmond and Patricia Shepard of Richmond; several great-nieces and nephews who were special to her. The little ones always brought a smile to her face and a twinkle in her eyes.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Fort officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Fish, Earl Dean Jones Jr., Larry Wilson, Jeff Ardery, Jeff Ford and Jimmy Whitaker.
Austin Brown “Nik” Carter, age 88, husband of 64 years to Anne G. Carter, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. He was born in Butler, N.J., to the late Warren C. and Lillian Fortin Carter.
During WWII, he stopped attending high school when he was 17 (as a junior) to join the U.S. Navy. For the next four years he served on the Destroyer USS Bradford in the Pacific Theatre. After the war, he returned to high school to complete his senior year and receive his war diploma. He is a lifetime member of the Tin Can Sailors Organization and the American Legion John A. Dean Post 151 in Butler, N.J.
He went on to graduate from the University of Vermont and begin a successful career. He worked for G.E., Cummins Engineering, Raytheon and ITT before joining Dresser Industries in 1965. Mr. Carter came to Berea in 1968 to be manager of the Dresser Industries plant there. During his tenure, the plant grew from 30,000 square feet and 90 employees to 100,000 square feet and more than 450 employees. Mr. Carter retired in 1988 as the general manager.
Upon arrival in Berea, he became very active in the community, joining First Christian Church where he served as a deacon, trustee and chair of the board, along with several other committees.
He was a charter member of the Berea Hospital board of directors and served as chairman, working closely with Mayor Clint Hensley to bring a full-time ambulance station to the hospital. He was a founding member and first president of the Berea Industrial Management Club, later known as the Berea Industrial Authority. He was a founder of the United Community Fund of Madison County, which later became part of United Way of the Bluegrass. He was the Berea Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year for 1987. Also in 1987, he became the president of Carney Inc., DBA Lees Famous Recipe of Berea and Corbin. He was appointed to the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels by governors Louie Nunn, Martha Lane Collins and Paul Patton. Since Christmas 1968, he and his family have placed a giant star visible from US 25 North on top of their home on VanWinkle Grove.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Warren Crosby Carter Jr.
Mr. Carter is also survived by his children, Michael (Anna) Carter of Cary, N.C., Steven (Phyllis) Carter and Carol (James) Edney both of Berea, Ky.; four grandchildren, Stephanie (Jeff) Ours, Jacob Carter, Nicholas Carter and Kayla Carter; and two great-grandchildren, Katlin Rose and Michael Jeffrey Ours. Two brothers also survive: Donald (Fran) Carter of New Jersey and Leonard (Carol) Carter of Massachusetts.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014, at the First Christian Church in Berea with the Rev. J. Randolph Osborne and the Rev. Lon Oliver officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home.
Casket bearers will be, Mike, Steve, Nicholas & Jacob Carter, and James and Carol Edney.
Contributions suggested to: Hospice Care Plus Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane Richmond, KY 40475.
Vickie S. Arthur
Vickie S. Arthur, 56, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, at St. Joseph East Hospital in Lexington. Vickie was born March 3, 1958, in Harlan, KY to Euna Lawson Sharp and William Henry Sharp.
Vickie was retired and enjoyed spending time with her daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren and playing bunco with her travelling bunco group. Vickie was always ready to have a good time and loved playing practical jokes on her family members. She loved the beach, eating crab legs and Reese’s cups. She also loved going on trips with her sisters and close friends.
She is survived by her two daughters, Jessica (Ryan) Pinkston, of Versailles and Brittney (Bill) Tackett, of Richmond; three Grandchildren Madelyn Pinkston, Elijah Lay and Emma Tackett; her doting and beloved father, William H Sharp, of Harlan; 4 siblings Billie Sue Lewis, of Harlan, Betty (Phillip) Wilder, of London, Tony (Betty) Cox of Sevierville, TN and Bill (Maxine) Sharp, Jr. of Speedwell, TN and several loving nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles; along with her best friend Shay Pennington, whom was by her side, especially through the last weeks of her battle
She was preceded in death by her mother, Euna Mae Lawson Sharp and her loving stepmother, Virginia Sharp; her paternal grandmother, Susie Sharp and her maternal grandparents, Hazel and Britt Lawson, Sr. and several aunts and uncles.
Visitation for Vickie will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home in Richmond, Kentucky. Committal service and burial will be 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the Resthaven Cemetery in Harlan County, Kentucky. Britt Lawson III will officiate the service. Her nephews and cousins will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Flowers will be accepted or donations in her memory may be made to: Susan G. Komen for the Cure at 324 N. Ashland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40502.
Stafford P. Nelson
Stafford P. Nelson, 90, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Telford Terrace in Richmond. He was born January 21, 1924, in Richmond, Kentucky, to the late Stafford Gibson and Lena Smith Nelson.
Stafford was a retired service supervisor for Kentucky Utilities, which he served for 30 years, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church and loved to fish and golf, but most importantly, he loved his family.
Stafford was preceded in death by: his wife, Jane Gott Nelson; a son, Clay Nelson; one brother, Alonzo Nelson; one sister, Florine Nelson; and one grandson, Robert Nelson “Robby” Shepherd.
Survivors include: one daughter, Vickie Nelson Shepherd, formerly of Richmond and residing in Georgia; one granddaughter, Leigh Mackler (Jay) of Georgia; two great-grandchildren, Lyla Mackler and Parker Mackler; four nephews, Thomas Clouse IV, Barry Nelson, Andy Rucker, Alan Rucker and Terry Rice; and two nieces, Tina Cain, Ann Rucker Clark and Kimberly Clouse.
Services for Stafford will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jeff May officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery where military honors will be observed. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Michael Nelson, Andy Smith, Alan Rucker, Terry Rice and Ewell Cobb.
Honorary bearers will be Buddy Roberts, Gary Sparks, Bill Jennings, Charles Hacker, Glenmore Jones, Tommy Clouse, Andy Rucker, Wilson Bond, Harriett Spivey, Bill Gray and Eugene Wiggins.
Donations are suggested to the UK Scholarship Fund. Make checks payable to: University of Kentucky and Memo for Meredith Leigh Buscher Memorial Scholarship Fund. Checks may be mailed c/o Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, PO Box 596, Richmond, KY 40476-0596.
Jimmy Lamb age 67 of Berea, husband of Georgia Morgan Lamb, died suddenly July 10, 2014 at Baptist Health in Richmond, KY. He was born in Middletown Ohio to James Lamb of Berea and the late Ida Mae Huff Lamb. Jimmy was also preceded in death by a son Eddie “Pee Wee” Lamb, and a brother Ernie Lamb.
Jimmy was retired from Dresser Industries, and was a member of the Crestview Holy Sanctuary in Berea.
Jimmy is survived by his wife Georgia Morgan Lamb of Berea, his father James Lamb of Berea, his daughters Linda Denise Green of Annville, KY, and Wendy Walters of Berea, KY. His siblings Larry Lamb, Calvin Lamb, Paul Lamb, LeRoy Lamb, Isom Lamb, Brenda Miles, and Barbara Lamb, his grandchildren: Heather Thomas, Ronald Green, Jacob Green, Taylor Walters, Evan Walters, and great-grandchildren: Isiah Hacker, and Noah Hacker.
Funeral services will be Sunday July 13, 2014 at 1 pm at Crestview Holy Sanctuary with Rev. Harold Eads and Rev. Achee Eads officiating. Burial will be in the Morgan Cemetery in Leslie County. Visitation will be Sunday from 11 am till 1 pm at Crestview Holy Sanctuary.
Lakes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary L. Griggs
Mary L. Griggs, 80, died July 9, 2014. Services will be private. Care Cremation and Funeral Service of Lexington entrusted with final care.
Harlan Dale Green
Harlan Dale Green, age 57, died Friday, July 4, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was a native of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Harlan was an automobile mechanic and he loved his family, especially his grandchildren and his dog, Sam. In his spare time he loved to tinker, work on cars and fishing.
Harlan is survived by: his daughters: Nicole Green of Berea, Nicole Butler of Richmond; his son: Alvin Dale Benjamin Green of Berea; his mother: Emma Anglin of Berea; his brothers: Chris Green (Lucille) of Richmond, Steve Green (Carolyn) of Berea; his sisters: Sandra Embree (Freddie) of Richmond, Betty Anglin (Delmer) of Waco, Sarah Poff of Berea, Gayle Riley (Steve) of Berea, Leona Causey of Richmond; his grandchildren: Michael Dale and Dakota Conley Mills; his former wife: Wendy Hardin of Richmond. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his father, Porter Lee Green, and his wife Gonnetta Green.
A memorial service for Harlan will be held at a later date. Davis & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Jackie Noland Broaddus
Jackie Noland Broaddus, 69, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at the V.A. Medical Center in Lexington. He was born February 8, 1945, in Shelbyville, Kentucky, to Russell and Charlotte Mae Cornelius Broaddus, both of whom preceded him in death.
He also was preceded in death by: his wife, Theresia Ann Broaddus; one sister, Jerri Ann Rice; one brother, Donald Broaddus; and one great-granddaughter, Adisyn Burgie.
Jackie was a retired heavy equipment operator and a veteran of the Vietnam era, having served in the U.S. Army. He was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include: one son, Shayne Broaddus of Berea; three daughters, Donna Beeler Burgie, Brenda Gail Durham and Jennifer Lynn Perez, all of Kentucky; one sister, Jane Kinney of Richmond, Ky.; five brothers, Lindsey Broaddus of Ohio, Carl Broaddus of Lexington, Ky., Hubert, David and Tommy Broaddus, all of Richmond, Ky.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home followed by the funeral service at 7 p.m.
Interment with military honors will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
Betty Lou Osborne Wehrly
Betty Lou Osborne Wehrly, 74, of Berea, died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Fountain Circle Health and Rehabilitation center in Winchester. She was an Upper Jones Fork, Kentucky (Knott County) native born October 11, 1939, daughter of the late Burton and Jessie Wicker Osborne, retired nurse at Hilty Memorial Home, and had been a resident of Berea for the past 11 years moving here from Ohio.
Survivors include her husband, Marlowe Wehrly; 7 children, Steven Wehrly, Mark (Georgiana) Wehrly, Bret (Loree) Wehrly, Greg (Paula) Wehrly, Kim (Tim) Rayl, Jenny (Jim) Elwood, Angie (Ron) Hall; 3 siblings, Sandy Jones, Patty Craft, Beech Osborne; 20 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Osborne.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation. Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service entrusted with arrangements.
Teresa Gale McCane Scott
Teresa Gale McCane Scott, 44, of Lancaster, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Baptist Health in Lexington, Ky. She was the daughter of Homer and Patricia Pennington McCane of Lancaster born April 13, 1970, in Danville, Ky.
She was a member of Forks of Dix River Baptist Church and Alpha Omicron Pi.
Teresa received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health sciences from Eastern Kentucky University, where she was also a part-time professor for many years and at the EKU Lancaster campus. A former president of the Mountain Maternal Health League in Berea, she was a past president of Planned Parenthood of the Bluegrass, served on several local boards and was active in community education. She enjoyed reading, helping others and teaching.
Along with her parents, survivors include: her husband, Kevin Scott of Lancaster; son, Tristian Hunter Scott of Lancaster; daughter, Hannah Kristine Scott of Lancaster; brothers, Harlan McCane and Kendall McCane, both of Lancaster; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Ramsey Funeral Home with Bro. Travis Farris officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be 10 a.m., Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Lancaster Cemetery.
Shirley Revel Bush
Shirley Revel Bush, 67, of Richmond, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014, at Baptist Health Richmond. She was born September 16, 1946, in Madison County, Ky., a daughter of the late Donald Agee and Jewell Dean Long Perkins.
She was of the Baptist faith. A graduate of National Business College, she was a retired food service director at the Madison County Detention Center.
Survivors include: her son, Tony Revel (Melissa) of Harrodsburg; one grandson, Caleb Revel; two brothers, Mike Agee (Donna) and Elmer Lee Perkins (Deeann); three sisters, Sharon Snyder (David), Janet York (Jerry) and Kim Cates (Scott).
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobbie Bush, and a brother, Sam Perkins.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Foster and the Rev. Harry Revel officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Goode, Cline Mullins, Williard Reardon, Ron Devere, Randy Abney and Art Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Emily Bush, Sharon Mullins, Thelma Hellard and Lois Durbin.
Benjamin F. Riddell
Benjamin F. Riddell was born January 27, 1988 in Madison County and departed this life Saturday, July 5, 2014 in Jackson County, being 26 years of age. He was the son of Rhonda Sue (Lynch) Riddell of Lexington and of the late Benjamin Franklin Riddell.
In addition to his mother, Ben is survived by his grandmother, Barbara Lynch Estes of Berea; two sisters, Becky Jo Creech and Ashley Suzanne Henry both of Irvine; great aunt, Beverly Clark Fultz and her husband Bill of Richmond and a great uncle, Ronald Clark and his wife, Claudia of Richmond. Other survivors include, an aunt Darlia Martin and her husband Ralph of Irvine, and by two uncles, Ricky Lynch of Richmond and William Eddie Lynch and his wife Debbie of Berea. Ben was blessed with a nephew, Ashton Thomas Rose and by two nieces, Hayley Chyanne Henry and Savannah Paige Henry and by a host of cousins, other family and friends.
Other than his father, Ben was preceded in death by grandparents, Vic and Marriah Riddell and Adolph Lynch and by his great grandparents, William (Bill) Clark and Effie Fowler Clark.
Ben was of the Holiness Faith.
Funeral service were held 11:00AM Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at the Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Brian Gabbard officiating. Burial followed in the Russell Flat Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5:00PM-8:00PM Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Ricky Lynch, Burley Joe Burns, Brent Willoughby, William Ray Clark, Brian Riddell, Brandon Kelley and Larry Jones.
Charles Hugh Abney
Charles Hugh “Spud” Abney, age 56, of James Street in Irvine passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the Compassionate Care Center following a long illness. He was born November 16, 1957 in Madison County and was the son of Geraldine Neal Campbell and the late Woodson Charles Abney.
He was a Trane Company employee and a member of the Panola Baptist Church. He had lived in Estill County most of his life.
Survivors in addition to his mother include: His wife: Martha Corey Abney, 1 Daughter: Cindy Abney Mills of Lincoln Co., 3 Step-Daughters: Amy Lee Elliott of Clark Co., Jennifer Lynn Sharon, Melissa Gail Winkler both of Estill Co. and Special Daughter: Ashley Conrad of Estill Co.
He also leaves behind 2 Sisters: Debbie Jordan and Donna Sons both of Estill Co. 4 Brothers: David Edward Estes and Russell Scott Brandenburg both of Madison Co., Jerry Abney and Terry Abney both of Clark Co., 1 Step-Brother: William Reed also of Clark Co., along with 8 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by 1 step-sister, Wilma Reed and 1 grandchild, Brianna Mercedes Mills.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, July 13, 2 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Marvin Neal. Burial will be at the Turpin Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Saturday at the Funeral Home.
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