Austin Lee Tillery
Austin Lee Tillery 18 of Berea, passed away Monday December 1, 2014 as a result of an auto accident. Austin was born in Lexington to Richard and Tonia Abrams Tillery.
He attended Rockcastle County High School and was an outdoor enthusiast whose interest included hunting, fishing, motorcycles and four wheeling.
In addition to his parents, Austin is survived by his sisters Briana (Speedy) Parker, Payton Damrell. Maternal Grandparents Aline Abrams, Darcy Clark, Paternal Grandparents Bonnie (Manuel) Lakes, Billy (Brenda) Tillery, Paternal Great-grandmother Irene Smith, Maternal Great-grandmother Irene Clark and many Aunts, Uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers will be: Dustin Hazelwood, Joseph Parker, Kyle Partin, Seth Allen, Logan Allen, Blade Rader, and Brian McIntosh.
Visitation will be Thursday after 6:00 pm at Lakes Funeral Home, Funeral Services will be Friday at 1:00 pm at Lakes Funeral Home. Burial will be at Berea Cemetery.
Jennifer Dawn King, 36, of Richmond, formerly of Somerset, wife of Dwayne King, passed away Monday, Dec. 1, 2014.
Her funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday Dec. 7, at the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home of Somerset with visitation from noon. Burial will follow in the Southern Oaks Cemetery.
Clifford Ronald Parsons
Clifford Ronald Parsons 78 of Lebanon. Cliff passed away peacefully with family at his side, on the morning of November 30th, 2014. During his long battle with Alzheimer’s he was comforted by his extended family at Lebanon Country Manor. Clifford was born January 30th, 1936 in Kenvir, Kentucky, the son of Roscoe and Verda (nee: Kelly) Parsons.
He attended Black Mountain Elementary School and graduated from Evarts High School in Kentucky where he lettered in football and baseball. Cliff attended Eastern Kentucky State College (now Eastern Kentucky University) where he earned his B.A., M.A., and Educational Specialist degrees. To earn money for college he would hitchhike to work at the Sunshine Biscuit Company in Dayton, Ohio. While at Eastern he was a member and President of the Phi Delta Kappa fraternity.
Cliff began his teaching career at Evarts High School in 1957. Over the next few years he stayed close to home teaching at nearby Benham Jr. High and Harlan County Schools.In 1960 he moved to Ohio to teach at Fairfield Jr. High School. That year he was introduced to his future wife of 47 years by a fellow teacher, her brother Robert Smith, who happened to have been Cliff’s sister Gayle’s English teacher at Evarts Junior High School years earlier.
Cliff moved his wife and two children to Rockledge, Florida where he was a teacher in the Brevard County school system. During the summers he worked as a Tour Guide/Bus Driver at Kennedy Space Center. He also taught briefly in Japan.In 1967 the family moved to Kentucky and he became a professor and guidance counselor at EKU. His recommendations led to the summer freshman orientation program, a crisis intervention service and the career counseling program.
In 1975 an opportunity arose to help start a new type of school in Lebanon and he became the Director of Guidance and Counseling at Warren County Joint Vocational School (now known as Warren County Career Center).
Education and helping children were always part of his life. While teaching Junior High he was also a football and basketball coach. He was a Shriner and 32° Master Mason, reaching that degree through both the Scottish and York Rites. He was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in 1968, then again in 1977.Cliff helped form the Lebanon Optimist Club, was involved with Jaycees, Chairman of the Boy Scouts Explorer division, an honorary Pi Kappa Alpha brother and member of the Ohio National Guard. He supported numerous school clubs and local organizations.
Cliff was an avid reader, a collector of music, worked crossword puzzles, loved old movies, baseball and basketball. He obtained his pilot’s license and enjoyed his time up in the sky. He also loved fishing and travelling the country with family.
Cliff was blessed to have Dr. Charles Horsley and all the loving caregivers during his stay at the Lebanon Country Manor.
Clifford is preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife, Ethel (nee: Smith) Parsons and one sister, Sandra Parsons.
He is survived by his one son, Kevin (Jenny) Parsons of West Chester, OH, one daughter, Kim (Greg) Creech of Richmond, KY, one brother, Roger (Jane) Parsons of Covington, GA, one sister, Gayle (Tom) Hammond of Titusville, FL, three grandchildren, Alexi Parsons, Virginia Creech and Bryce Parsons, along with many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 3rd from 11:00AM-1:00PM with a service at 1:00PM all at Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home, Lebanon. Interment in Rose Hill Burial Park, Hamilton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Clifford Parsons’ name to Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice. Arrangements made by Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home.
Vickie L. Williams
Vickie L. Williams, 57, formerly of Richmond, daughter of the late Ernest and Edna Williams, mother of Karen and Brandon Williams, departed this life on Friday, Nov. 28, at her home.
Services will be conducted noon Friday, Dec. 5, St. Paul AME Church, Richmond, with visitation from 10 a.m.
Arrangements Entrusted to O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary-Lexington.
William M. Coleman
Memorial services for Dr. William M. Coleman, 77, who entered into rest November 28, 2014, will be conducted 3:30 p.m. Saturday, December 13, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church of Richmond, Kentucky.
Dr. Coleman was a native of Tifton, Georgia, a longtime resident of Albany, Georgia, Columbia, South Carolina, and Beaufort, South Carolina, having made Richmond, Kentucky, his home for the past several months.
He served in the United States Army for 13 years, having attained the rank of colonel. Dr. Coleman was a former member of the Lutheran Church of our Savior in Albany, Georgia, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Richmond, Kentucky.
In 1959, he graduated from Emory University and then graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1964. Dr. Coleman touched many young men’s lives while serving as a Scoutmaster in Albany, Georgia.
He was preceded in death by: his wife, Marcia Hair Coleman, and a daughter, Jennifer Leigh Coleman.
Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Christine Coleman, Mundelein, Ill., and Dr. David Coleman and his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Underwood, Richmond, Ky.; a brother, Walsey Thomas Coleman, Port Orange, Fla.; a sister, Mary Lucille Coleman Pace, Kissimmee, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Ian Walker, Alison Underwood, Lydia Coleman, Jake Coleman, Victoria Coleman, Keith Coleman and Mason Coleman; one great-granddaughter.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Brenda Lee Williams
Brenda Lee Williams, age 68, died Monday, December 1, 2014 at her home. She was born in Clark County to the late Luckes and Bettie Rison Johnson.
Brenda was a Baptist by faith, a retired employee of Dresser Industries with 32 years of service, and in her spare time she loved to paint, read and sew.
She is survived by: her husband, Jerry Williams of Berea; her sons: Robert Douglas (Darlene) York of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Carl Dwayne York of Richmond; her brother, L. B. Johnson of LaPorte, Indiana; her sister: Bessie Durbin of Richmond; her grandchildren: Jeremy Douglas York and Amie Megan York; great grandchild: Brayden Cooper York; special pet: Tucker II; special friends: Terri and Arlie “Dook” Combs.
She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Hugh Johnson (Juanita), Louise Baker (Harold) and Vada Tribble (Jimmy).
Funeral services for Mrs. Williams will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Rob Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Williams, Gary Combs, Ricky Mize, Aaron Bentley, Jeremy York and Blair Boyle.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice Care Plus 208 Kidd Dr. Berea, KY. 40403
Fannye Bowman, age 90, born April 1, 1924, passed away November 30, 2014. Mrs. Bowman was born in Morgan County, Kentucky to the late Troy and Bonnie Higgins.
She graduated high school in Hugo, Oklahoma and was a graduate of the Mayo Vocational School in Paintsville, Kentucky. Ms. Bowman owned and operated a beauty shop out of her home in Berea for many years during which time she had many loyal customers that became treasured lifelong friends. Prior to opening her own business in Berea, Ms. Bowman worked in Pensacola, Florida.”
She is survived by her daughter, Paula Bowman, of Berea, Kentucky; a sister, Thelma Powers of Merritt Island, Florida; brothers Melvin Higgins of Berea; Joe Higgins of Cupertino, California; Glen Higgins of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; and Julian Higgins of Shalimar, Florida. Several nieces and nephews also survive including Sharon Bowman of Louisville, Kentucky and Charles Bowman of Louisville, Kentucky.
Mrs. Bowman was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Bowman of Berea and by her sister, Dorothy Enfield of Santa Rosa, California; brothers Lindon Higgins of Salyersville, Kentucky; Seldon Higgins of Pensacola, Florida; Ray Higgins of Redding, California, Byron Higgins of Berea; and Ishmael Higgins who was killed in action during World War II
Graveside services will be private at the Berea Cemetery at a later date. Davis & Powell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Jim Wallace, 80, of Berea, KY passed away at 7:11 pm, December 3, 2014 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, KY surrounded by family and friends.
He was retired Superintendent of the Berea Community School System, retired Nursing Home Administrator, member of Westside Baptist Church, Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, and the Masonic Lodge. Throughout his life Jim was known for his kindness and compassion to others, his strength and foremost his love of God.
For many years, his family and friends were blessed to experience life alongside him, to sing with him, to love with him and to praise God beside him. He will be deeply and profoundly missed.
Jim is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jane Peace Wallace; two sons David (Donyah) Wallace and Jon (Charlotte) Wallace; his sister Betty (Don) Walker; four grandchildren, Nik Wallace, Jessica Cooper, Amanda Wallace and Kathryn Wallace; and one great-grandchild Ella Cooper; nieces Pam Walker and Robin (Ted) Norris, as well as many beloved and special members of the extended families.
He is preceded in death by his parents Earnest and Lucille Rich Wallace, as well as his cousin Bob Wallace.
Funeral Service 1:00 pm, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Westside Baptist Church (699 Prince Royal Drive, Berea, KY 40403) with Pastor Allen Livingood officiating. Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 pm Friday at the church. Reppert Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions suggested to Hospice Care Plus or Westside Baptist Church.
Norma Barrett Chasteen Cochran, 75, of Berea, died Monday, December 1, 2014 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington. She was a life-long resident of Madison County, born January 23, 1939, daughter of the late A. J. and Helen Bullens Barrett, homemaker and member of Silver Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include 3 children, Lisa (Don) Foster, Bill (Marilyn) Chasteen, Darrell Chasteen; 8 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Johnny Barrett.
Funeral Service 1:00 pm, Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Reppert Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Scaffold Cane Cemetery in Rockcastle County. Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be: Jimmy Ambrose, Aaron Ambrose, Bruce Chasteen, Anthony Chasteen, Kyle Chasteen, Chase Burrows.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Jason Burnell, Brian Chasteen, Kim Stephens, Jordon Morgan, Shonda Burrows, Tracy Cope, Dennis Grant, Robert Poston, Matt Stephens.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to The American Heart Association.
Roland G. Goodwin
Roland G. Goodwin, 69, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond. He bravely fought a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Tonita Parrett Goodwin.
He was born July 14, 1945, in Fairmont, West Virginia. He was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and a Vietnam veteran serving in the U.S. Navy for four years. While attending college, he also worked as co-owner of the family business, Ken-Car Clothing. After changing careers, he retired from Valvoline Oil Company in Lexington.
Prior to being diagnosed with cancer, he was employed by TCI, a tire wholesaler in Lexington, Kentucky. Roland was a licensed real estate agent and worked with his wife, Tonita, as a REALTOR Team with ERA Professional Hometown Services. Roland loved to travel domestically and internationally. Last summer he and his wife visited North Dakota to complete their visit to all 50 states.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Arvis Goodwin, and is survived by his mother, Enid Fondren Goodwin of Richmond.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his in-laws, David and Virgie Parrett of Richmond; sister, Linda Goodwin of Richmond; brother-in-law, David Parrett (Marilyn) of Louisville; a sister-in-law, Jennifer Parrett Smith (Russell) of Hamilton, Ohio; three nephews, Adam Hall of Louisville, Jonathan Parrett of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Zachary Parrett of East Lansing, Michigan; and one niece, Tara Hall Goodwin of Richmond.
A ceremony for scattering ashes will be held in the near future, weather permitting, on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, where Roland and Tonita loved to visit annually.
A special “thank you” to the office and staff of Dr. Badin, Oncology, Baptist Health Infusion Center and the Hospice Compassionate Care Center.
Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475.
Fred Thomas Ruffner
Fred Thomas Ruffner, 86, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond. Fred was born on October 8, 1928 in Coalfield, TN, and was the son of Leonard and Sudie Jane Ruffner.
He retired in 1990 as a welder from the Ford Motor Company. Fred was a member of the Richmond House of Prayer and UAW Local 387.
In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by a sister, Bea Howard.
Survivors include: his wife, Gloria Bruce Ruffner, of Richmond; two sons, Jack (Glenda) Ruffner of South Rockwood, Michigan and Fred (Victoria) Ruffner, of Rockwood, Michigan; three brothers, Elmer, Mack, and Bill Ruffner; one sister, Kathryn Shepherd; five grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.
Funeral services for Fred Ruffner will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Richmond House of Prayer (330 Mule Shed Lane, Richmond, KY 40475), with Bro Owen Moody officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home in Richmond
Reva Mae Smith
Reva Mae Smith, 97, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond. She was born June 4, 1917, in Estill County to Matt and Martha Gabbard Brandenburg, both of whom preceded her in death.
She was the widow of Alden Smith, who passed away in 1997, and was of the Christian faith. Mrs. Smith, known by many as “Aunt Reva”, was a homemaker and was well known for her homemade desserts, especially her fried apricot pies.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ethel Woods and Effie Eden; five brothers, Carl, Elbert, Edward, Ezra, and Fred Brandenburg.
She is survived by three nieces, 11 nephews, a special great niece, Sherri Eden, and a special first cousin, Janie B. Gudy, of Lexington.
Visitation for Mrs. Smith, will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at Oldham, Robert & Powell Funeral Home, followed by her service at 1:00 p.m. Saturday. Bro. Elmer Thomas will officiate the service. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be E. W. Brandenburg, Gene Woods, Bobby Combs, Chandler Combs, Jim Carr, Kevin Coleman, David Denny, Sr., and Ron Eden.
In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403.
James T. Ward
James T. Ward (J.T.), age 97, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at U T Hospital in Knoxville. J.T. was born in Garrard County, Kentucky, near Paint Lick. He was raised on the farm and attended Paint Lick School until his junior year, and then attended Kirksville High School. After graduation he went to Harlan, Kentucky and went to work for Harlan Fruit and Produce Company.
He was drafted in 1941 and trained in North Carolina and the California Desert until 1942 and then went to Ireland for D-Day training. J.T. was 1st Sergeant in Service Company of the 28th Field Artillery of the 8th Division all through World War II. He was discharged in 1945 after the war ended and after four years in the service.
He returned to Harlan and worked two years and left to come to Knoxville. He went to work for Greyhound Lines as a driver in the Knoxville, Cincinnati, and Louisville, Kentucky division. He drove for Greyhound and Trailways until 1965 and was promoted to Regional Manager. He stayed until 1980 and went to work for Knoxville Tours as Sales Manager, where he retired after 20 years.
J. T. lived in Woodlawn Gardens in South Knoxville and attended Meridian Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert W. and Susie Ledford Ward; his wife of 57 years, Charlotte; brothers, Harold and Carl; and sister, Margaret.
He is survived by brothers, Milton (Lynn) Ward and Bill (Jeanne) both of Richmond; special friend, Lynn Marshall; and special friend and co-worker, Shirley Metcalf, of Knoxville Tours.
The family will receive friends from 5 – 8 p.m. Friday, December 5th, 2014, at Berry Funeral Home on Chapman Highway and funeral service at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Dana Fachman officiating. Burial will follow graveside services at the Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Kentucky, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 6th, 2014.
Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Harry Walker Bucknam
Harry Walker Bucknam, 83, of Richmond, passed away on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014, with his family at his side. Born August, 19th, 1931, in Bridgton, Maine, he traveled the world as a 26 year veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He was a long time employee of Parker Seals in Berea, Kentucky, and in his “retirement” he worked full-time for 20 years with Lowe’s in Richmond, Kentucky until his passing.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Barbara Bucknam and his only brother, Shep Bucknam of Montana. Harry also leaves behind five very blessed and proud children: Michael Bucknam, Lori Witt, Cathy Edwards (Mark Edwards), Randy Bucknam (Julie Bucknam), and Kevin Bucknam (Markeena Bucknam). He treasured his six grandchildren: Amanda Witt, Kaci Edwards, Traviss Witt, Nick Edwards, Sarah Bucknam and Samuel Bucknam.
His family and friends will miss him forever.
Visitation will be from 6 – 9 p.m. Thursday, December 4th, 2014, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Graveside service for Harry will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 5th, 2014, at the Richmond Cemetery.
Charles “Sonny” Collins, 90, of Richmond, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014, at Richmond Health & Rehab Complex – Kenwood. He was born May 30, 1924, in Jessamine County, Kentucky.
Mr. Collins was a farmer for many years before retirement and had been a member of the American Legion. He was a member of Valley View Baptist Church.
Mr. Collins is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth A. “Liz” Curry of Richmond; four great grandchildren, Brett R. Curry, Clayton McGlothlin, both of Richmond, Nina Marie Wade, and Gavin Lee Smith, both of Boise, Idaho; and one great-great granddaughter, Raelyn Elizabeth Curry of Richmond. He also leaves a special cousin, Charles L. Miller.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bertrum Collins, his mother, Hazel Miller Joyce, and just this year, his only granddaughter, Missy Curry Schade.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at the Richmond Cemetery with Bro. John Davis officiating. Burial will follow there in the family lot. There will be no visitation. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of his arrangements.
Brett R. Curry and Clayton McGlothlin will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Valley View Baptist Church, 3005 Tates Creek Road, Richmond, KY 40475.
Peggy Bartges Lechner
Mrs. Peggy Bartges Lechner, widow of Dr. James Albert Lechner, died Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Madison Health and Rehab Center. Mrs. Lechner was born on October 22, 1932, in Danville, PA to the late Randall Stefan and Mary Colman Bartges.
She graduated from the Bloomberg State Teachers College and went on to become an elementary school teacher. She was very artistic, a loving mother and devoted grandmother. She had a deep faith in God and was a long time member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ellicott City in Maryland.
She is survived by: her daughter, Carol Ruppel (Fred) of Richmond, KY; her sons, Mark F. Lechner of CA, and Roger C. Lechner, of WV; four grandchildren, Nancy, Emily, Eric and Rachel.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Lechner was preceded in death by her brother, Randall Bartges.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, 328 W. Main St., Richmond, with Rev. David Brannen of the St. Andrew Anglican church of Versailles, KY officiating. A private burial will take place at the Crownsville Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville, MD.
The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
William Thomas Harris
William Thomas “Tommy” Harris, 85, of Richmond, retired owner of Tommy Harris Gulf, passed away at his home. He was born in Whitesburg, Kentucky on August 15, 1929, the son of the late Spence and Sadie Elizabeth Adams Harris.
He was a master of many trades including automotive painting, cooking and gardening and always took great pride in his work. He was also a member of the Faith Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Edith “Edy” Hensley Harris; one son, William Ferrell “Bill” Harris (Stephanie); one daughter, Karen Sue Mathis (Keith); three step-sons, Marcus Isaacs (Beth), Hank Isaacs (Ashley Bowling) and John Douglas Isaacs; two step-daughters, Crystal Bush (Ethan) and Robin Isaacs; a sister, Jean Bibles; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Wimsatt, Tatiana Mathis and Chloe Mathis; two step-grandchildren, Dakota Isaacs and Samuel Bush; three great-grandchildren, Elijah, Elizabeth and Evelyn and many special neices, nephew and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Delores Harris; three brothers, Spence Harris, Jr., Raymond Harris and Steve Harris and his sister, Opal Sanders.
Funeral Services will be conducted Noon Friday, December 5, 2014 at Faith Baptist Church, 486 Battlefield Memorial Highway, Richmond, Kentucky with Pastor John Doss officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11:00 A.M. Friday at the church.
Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Raymond Lee Daniels
Raymond Lee Daniels, 77, of Kingston, passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Madison Manor. Mr. Daniels, the son of the late Nevel and Pearl Addison Daniels, was born on October 31, 1937 in Madison County. He was a lover of music and was a U.K. basketball fan. He was of the Nazarene faith.
He is survived by his sister: Irene Delph and his nephew: Michael Delph both of Richmond and a host of friends.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Cecil Burns officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home.
Coleman Griggs Turpin
Coleman Griggs Turpin passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. He was born on March 2, 1931 to the late Andrew Jack and Mary Earle Turpin.
Coleman was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Joyce Earnest Turpin, and by his brother, Billy Joe Turpin.
He is survived by his daughters, Paula Bowman and Mary Lillian Abney (fiancé Frank Abraham), his grandchildren, Brian (Michele) Bowman and Brooke (Christopher) Bowman Mitchell, and his great-grandchildren, Paige Bowman, Dustin Garrison, Taylor Mitchell, McKensie Mitchell, and Carter Mitchell. He is also survived by special friend, Novella Richardson.
During his life, Coleman served his country as a member of United State Air Force. A lifelong resident of Madison County, he worked in the community as proprietor of a number of businesses, including the Conoco/Sinclair Service Station, the Cape Codder Restaurant, and Turpin Funeral Home, a family business since 1929. Coleman also worked in sales at Croucher-Marcum Motor Company for a number of years.
An active member of the community, Coleman was involved in a number of civic organizations, including the Salvation Army, Kiwanis, The Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Richmond Jaycees, and the Madison County Volunteer Fire Department. Coleman was also a long-time member of the Kentucky Funeral Directors Association.
A long-time member of First Christian Church, Coleman served his church family as deacon, elder, and in a number of other capacities. In recent years, Coleman enjoyed attending Body Recall at the YMCA, playing cards with his Friday night Rook club, and attending Wednesday morning prayer breakfast at First Baptist Church on Francis Street.
Arrangements are being handled by Heritage Funeral Home. Visitation for Coleman will be held on Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at First Christian Church in Richmond. His funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 5, 2014, also at the Church, with burial to follow at the Richmond Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ed Ford, Paul Rominger, Bruce Maggard, Jay Mansfield, Brian Bowman and Dustin Garrison.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Christian Church of Richmond, Hospice Care Plus Compassionate care Center of Richmond and the Richmond YMCA.
Andrew Thomas Bowlin
Andrew Thomas Bowlin, 66, passed away Saturday at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond after a long illness. Mr. Bowlin was a native of Richmond, a son of the late Eunice Bowlin. He was a retired welder, loved the outdoors, and fishing.
Survivors include his daughter, Sandra (Christopher Robertson) Bowlin; his sister Gail Pittman; his grandchildren Ashlee & Davee Robertson.
Services will be held Wednesday, 1:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home with Clyde Wimmer Jr. officiating. Entombment will follow in the Madison Memorial Gardens. Friends may call anytime after 11:00 am Wednesday, until service time.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Robertson, Anthony Burton, Jack MacIntosh, Bill Combs, Will Collins, and James Miller
Gilbert Beasley, 92, of Lexington, formerly of Paint Lick, Kentucky, passed away Monday, December 1, 2014 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington. Born November 13, 1922 in Madison County, he was a son of the late Oscar and Ellen Bowlin Beasley.
He was a Navy World War II Veteran and a retired employee from Proctor & Gamble. He was a former member of Paint Lick Methodist Church, a member of the Paint Lick Sportsman’s Club and enjoyed spending his time at Lake Cumberland.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ora Lee Dalton Beasley, and a grandson, Joseph Shawn Arnold.
Survivors include a son, David Lee (Terry) Beasley of Greensboro, N.C., a daughter, Gloria Jean Arnold of Lexington, a brother, Earl (Shirley) Beasley of Crab Orchard, four sisters, Elizabeth DeShon of Lancaster, Dorothy Atkinson & Mary (Allen) Calico, both of Richmond, In., Neva (Pete) McGinnis of Ohio, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Ramsey Funeral Home with burial in Paint Lick Cemetery. Military rites will be performed by the Caswell Saufley Post # 18 of the American Legion. Visitation will be from 1-3 PM Thursday prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gilbert’s memory may go to any veterans organization.
Helen Catherine Stone
Helen Catherine Stone, age 79, of Cantrill Street in Irvine passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center following a long illness. She was born January 9, 1935 in South Hampton, New York and was the daughter of the late Floyd and Helen Brennan King.
She was a homemaker and a member of the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. She had lived in Estill County for the past 37 years.
She is survived by 2 Daughters: Kathy Stone and Theresa Stevens both of Irvine. 4 Sons: David Stone & wife, Mary of South Hampton, NY, Danny Stone & wife, Traci of Richmond, William Stone & fiancé, Nancy Brandenburg of Irvine, Jimmy Stone & wife, April of Irvine, 1 Brother: Richard King & wife, Karen of Maryland and 8 Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 1 son, Robert Stone.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 4, 11 AM at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church by Father Al Fritsch. Burial will be at the Sunset Memorial Gardens. A prayer service will be conducted Wednesday 5:30 PM with visitation to follow until 8 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home and after 10 AM Thursday at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.
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