Peggy Lou Blundell
Peggy Lou Blundell, 81, a native of Red Lick, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015, at Carmel Hills of Independence, Mo. Peggy was born August 26, 1933, to Jess Irvin and Fairy May Alexander and raised in Berea.
At age 17, she enlisted in the U.S. Army. During her military service, she met her future husband, Robert Keith Blundell, and the couple married June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colo. They lived in the Kansas City, Mo., area, moving to DeKalb, Mo., in 1967.
Peggy engaged in numerous activities over the years, including being a member of the Fairview Extension Club, a Red Cross volunteer for the West Platte R-II School District of Weston, Mo., and was a 4-H leader for the Weston area. Peggy also loved to bake and worked for the Canteen Corporation at the TWA Overhaul Base in Kansas City for several years.
After retiring, Peggy moved back to her home state of Kentucky, but in the last year went back to Kansas City, where she stayed with her daughter.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband Robert; a son, Michael K. Blundell; a brother, J.T. Alexander; and a sister, Joyce Farthing.
Peggy is survived by: two sons, Paul A. (Maritia) Blundell of Moorhead, Minn., and Mark D. Blundell and his life partner, Scott Larned, of Palm Springs, Calif.; a daughter, Brenda L. (Vaughn) Hill of Blue Springs, Mo.; three brothers, Lloyd Junior (Maydrew), Johnny R. (Eva) and Robert L. (Francine) Alexander, all of Berea; five sisters, Emma (Walter) Anglin of Berea, Berniece (Neville) Cheeks of Berea, Lydia Baker of Michigan, Linda (Neil) Moberly of Richmond and Katie (Doug) Rollins of Paint Lick; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Military Honors will be held at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Rollins Funeral Home in Platte City, MO; followed by a Celebration of Life, at the funeral home, until 7:00 p.m. Interment in the Platte City Cemetery will take place at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 5.
The family suggests contributions to: The Greater Kentucky Southern Indiana Alzheimer’s Association, or Heartland Hospice, 1001 E. 101st Terr., Kansas City, Mo.
David Gregory Alexander
Dr. David Gregory Alexander, 58, went to be with the Lord on November 16, 2014, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. He died of peripheral T-cell lymphoma. He was born July 19, 1956, in Lander, Wyo., to Caryl Stanley and Bonnie Hallar Alexander.
He grew up in Casper, Wyo., and resided in Wyoming until 1974 when he graduated from Natrona County High School. He attended Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, Mo., and married his wife, Kim in 1977. After graduating from NMSU (now Truman State University), he was accepted to Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1980 and graduated as an osteopathic physician in 1984. He completed his internship in Warren, Ohio.
Upon completion of his internship, he was activated by the U.S. Army as a military physician stationed at the chemical weapons depot in Richmond, Ky., where he served as a commissioned officer. He then completed an emergency medicine residency in Chicago. Dr. Alexander worked as an emergency physician for the remainder of his career in Corbin, Ky., and Montgomery, Ala.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, skiing, reading, travel, music, cooking and playing with his grandsons. He was a dedicated husband and father as well as a devout Christian. He attended First Baptist Church while in Richmond, Ky., and Vaughn Forest Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala. He was a mentor and surrogate father to many.
He fought the good fight against cancer from January 2013 and received treatment at both Montgomery Cancer Center and Emory University Hospital. He was preceded in death by: his father, Caryl; his sister, Cheryl; maternal grandparents; and paternal grandparents.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Kimberly Pomeroy Alexander of Montgomery, Ala., four children; Stephanie Hamm and Shannon Alexander of Richmond, Ky., David Alexander of Atlanta, Ga., Daniel Alexander of Montgomery, Ala.; two grandsons, Jagger and Jentry Hamm of Richmond, Ky.; his mother, Bonnie Alexander DuMont of Casper, Wyo.; his brother, Michael Alexander of Tooele, Utah; a niece; and three nephews.
Two memorial services were planned in his honor. The first was in Montgomery, Ala., on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Vaughn Forest Baptist Church. The second will be at First Baptist Church on the Eastern Bypass in Richmond, Ky., on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. Times will be announced on social media. His remains have been cremated.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the American Cancer Society, or Be the Match.
A remembrance service for Jean Horrar (Dec. 14, 1924-Nov. 16, 2014), a 40-year resident of Berea, will take place 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 1081 Willis Branch Road, Richmond.
Bring a picture, share a memory or just come and join in celebrating a life well lived.
For more details, call 985-0309.
Ray Thomas Burton
Ray Thomas Burton, 67, husband of Debbie Brown Burton, died Wed. Jan. 7, 2015 at the University of Kentucky Hospital. He was born June 18, 1947 in Lexington, KY, the son of the late George and Ruby Francis Gray Burton.
Mr. Burton was a grounds keeper for Idle Hour Country Club and a member of Valley View Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas Wayne (Liz) Burton, Richmond, KY and Matthew Raymond (Carrie) Burton, Lexington, KY; one brother, Georgie (Bonnie) Burton, Nicholasville, KY; three sisters, Lillie McDonald, Carolyn Montgomery, and Ina Greenberry, all of Lexington; and four grandchildren, Nathan (Stacia) Burton, Weslie, Madison and Emily Burton.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Lowery.
A Celebration of Life will be held 7 pm Mon., Jan. 12 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd. with visitation beginning at 5 pm until the service time.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, 15120 Collections Center Dr., Chicago, IL 60693 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 21903, Lexington, KY 40522-1903.
Hugh Anderson Madden
Hugh Anderson Madden, 79, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015, at his home. Hugh was born December 10, 1935, in Madison County to the late Emmitt and Nora Cox Madden.
He was a retired truck driver for Thomas Construction Company, a member of the Liars Club at the Jackson Restaurant and was a member of the Red House Baptist Church. Hugh was a gentle man who was loved by his family.
Survivors include: his wife of 36 years, Vivian Oliver Madden; four sons, Michael Hugh Madden (Mary Beth), Gregory Oliver Grant, Stephen Bruce Madden (Sandye) and William Ray Madden (Felicia); two daughters, Kathy Golden and Cheryl Madden Oliver; two brothers, Fred Madden (Marge) and Denver Madden (Pee Wee); his mother-in-law, Edna Oliver; one brother-in-law, C.B. King; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Moss Madden, and a sister, Rita King.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Deron Cobb, Rev. Gary Maynard and Rev. Phillip Payne officiating. Burial followed in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-9 PM Monday, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers were Gilbert Miller, William Michael Madden, John Wayne Madden, Douglas Ross Golden, Dwayne Oliver, Chris Golden and Stephen Hugh Madden. Honorary pallbearers were Ralph Renfro, Jim Becknell, Jim Anglin, Leon Sandlin, Lewis Curry, and Garnett Parke.
Ronald Fisher Randall II
Ronald Fisher Randall II, 50, of Richmond, Kentucky, and formally of Mitchell, South Dakota, died May 20, 2014, in Richmond. Ron was born June 10, 1963, in Mitchell, S.D.
He graduated from Mitchell High School and attended the University of South Dakota for one year. He then graduated from Valley Forge Military Junior College with an associate degree in business administration and management in 1984. Subsequently, he earned a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Kentucky in 1987.
Ron managed the Randall Foods store in Winona, Minn., for some time and then managed Randall’s County Fair and Randall Foods stores in Lexington, Ky., for several years. Ron was a pilot and soloed in his grandfather’s Super Cub. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Ron also was a voracious reader of all kinds of books.
He is survived by his parents, Ronald and Charlys Randall of Mitchell, S.D.
He was preceded in death by his birth mother, LaVonne (Woltoff) Randall, and his sister, DaLinda Meagher.
Private memorial services will be conducted in Mitchell, S.D. Arrangements are under the direction of Bittner Funeral Chapel of Mitchell.
Russell P. Burton
Russell P. Burton, 80, of New London, Conn., beloved husband of the late Leona (Shirvington) Burton, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. He was born in Richmond, Ky., the son of the late Ottie B. and Geneva (Clark) Burton.
He retired from the U.S. Navy and from the U.S. Navy Sub Base as a boiler plant supervisor. He also worked as a longshoreman.
He was a member of Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church in Richmond and a member of Jepthah Lodge No. 11, F&AM, PH, of New London.
He leaves to cherish his memory: a brother, James Burton (Lucille); three sisters, Mary Covington, Nannie Johnson (John), Rosie Estelle (Eugene); special friends Katherine Dodd, William Jackson, Rochelle Jackson; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A celebration of his life is planned for noon Friday at the Lester Gee Funeral Home, 108 Blinman St. New London, Conn. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service.
Lucy Simpson Blackford
Lucy Simpson Blackford, Lexington, 82, sister of Julie Kavanaugh, died Sunday.
Her funeral will be conducted 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 3501 Jacks Creek Pike, Lexington.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Philip Ray Gatliff
Philip Ray Gatliff passed away to his heavenly home on January 2, 2015. He was born in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, on November 18, 1924, the oldest son of Wilburn and Stella Gatliff on Scaffold Cane.
He is survived by his daughters Gail Wahl (Bob) of Ashland, Ohio, and Phyllis Snyder (Tim) of Versailles, Kentucky. He was a loving grandfather to grandsons Josh Heckathorn (Beth) of Chico, CA, and Griffin Heckathorn (Christina) of Lexington, KY and granddaughters Angela Paulin (Sam) of Delaware, Ohio, Amy Stoner of Wayne, Ohio, and Allison Stone of Versailles, KY. He was also proud of his 14 great-grandchildren. Philip has one sister who remains, Ruth Given (Kenny), of Nampa, Idaho.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 64 years, Ruth Reppert Gatliff, his brothers Bert and Marvin Gatliff, and his sister Lucy Boughton. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Philip was raised in the Berea, Kentucky area until the age of 15 his family moved to Wellington, Ohio. He was a World War II veteran, serving his country in Germany, Japan, and the Phillippines. Soon after his discharge in 1946 he and Ruth Reppert of Fairview, Kentucky were married. Philip worked in Lorain, Ohio at Lehman’s Bakery and in 1957 they moved to New London, Ohio, where he worked for many years at Nickles Bakery. He was transferred as manager of the bakery to Rochester, Indiana. He retired from the bakery after 25 years but continued to work. He was employed by Sealed Power in Rochester until his final retirement in 1996. Philip and Ruth then moved back to Berea. He was a member of the Rotary and they both were active members of Gethsemane Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Following the death of his wife, Philip moved to Daisy Hill Senior Living facility in Versailles, Kentucky, where he enjoyed the remainder of his life.
Philip will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was a man of honor, integrity, and honesty and a precious blessing to all who knew him.
Funeral services will 11am Wednesday January 7, 2015 at Lakes Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Cortez officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5-7pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Gethsemane Baptist Church, 775 Old US Hwy 25 N, Berea, KY 40403, Attn: Pastor Ed Cortez
Christine Daugherty Cope
Christine Daugherty Cope, age 85, was born August 17, 1929 in Jackson County, Kentucky. Surrounded by her family at the Berea Health Care Center, Christine went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 9, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Rowlan Daugherty and Fannie (Callahan) Templeton. She was a housewife, of the Baptist faith and a member of the Berea First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Christine is survived by four children, Cleta (Hammond) Harrison and Terry Hammond (Sue) both of Sand Gap, Kentucky, Lloyd Edward Hammond (Lisa) and Steve Hammond (Janie) both of Berea, Kentucky, three sisters, Ethel (Daugherty) Gabbard of Hamilton, Ohio, Hazel (Templeton) Powell of Sand Gap, Kentucky, and Avis (Templeton) Davidson of Richmond, Kentucky. Christine was blessed with thirteen grandchildren and twenty six great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents, Christine was preceded in death by her three husbands, Lloyd Hammond, John R. Johnson, and Sylvester Cope; four brothers, Marlin Daugherty, Carlos Daugherty, James Jerry Daugherty, and Orene Templeton; one sister, Martha Belle Daugherty Paul; a daughter, Judy Hammond; a son, Michael Hammond, and two great-grandsons.
Funeral services for Mrs. Cope will be 12:00 noon Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Monroe Pearson and Rev. Mark Caldwell-Reis officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison Co. Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. Tuesday until the funeral hour.
Pallbearers will be George Harrison, Mike Hammond, John Curtis Harrison, Dewey Harrison, Junior Hammond and Jason Hammond. Honorary Pallbearers are Terry Lee and Bobby Lynn Hammond.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, Kentucky 40403.
Janice Rose Dunbar
Janice Rose Mayne Dunbar, age 77, died Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. She was born in Florence, Kentucky on December 18, 1937 to the late Clarence and Lucy Morgan Mayne.
She was a pharmacy tech at Berea Drug and a member of the Hays Fork Baptist Church. She graduated from Kingston High School and was active in organizing the Kingston High School reunions. She loved her children and grandchildren and enjoyed Weight Watchers and bowling.
Mrs. Dunbar is survived by: her husband, Bill Dunbar of Berea; son, James Wayne (Linda) Dunbar of Portage, Indiana; daughter, Wanda Joyce (Rick) Cox of Lexington; brothers, Buford (Glenda) Mayne of Berea, David (Sharyn) Mayne of Venice, Florida; grandchildren: Mike Dunbar and Cliff Cox. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Mayne.
Funeral service for Mrs. Dunbar will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, 2015 at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Samuel Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Building Fund of Hays Fork Baptist Church, 4447 Hays Fork Lane, Richmond, Kentucky 40475.
James Steven Walker
James was a member of First Baptist Church, 300 Francis St., Richmond, Kentucky 40475. Early Sunday morning, January 4, 2015, James joined his parents, Frank D. and Mariella S. Walker, after a brief illness.
He is now in the memories of two aunts, Omertris Walker, Cincinnati, Ohio and Ann Collins, Orinda California, two brothers, Frank S. Walker of Lexington, Kentucky and Charles M. (Carolyn S.) Walker, and a sister Eve A. (Louis) Ballew of Richmond, Kentucky. He is also survived by a niece, Whitney Ballew, and four nephews, Charles M. Walker II, Steven L. Ballew, James S. (Sylvia) Ballew, and Stewart M. Ballew. Three great nephews, Julian D. Walker, Myles Ballew and Dante Ballew also survive. He is also in the memories of Cousins and Friends, collogues at WLEX Chanel 18, KET, ESPN and Fox Sports.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Thanks to family and friends for your words of comfort and encouragement, telephone calls, visits, cards, and especially your prayers during this time. God bless each of you. The Family.
Davis & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of final arrangements.
Mary Elizabeth Thomas
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Thomas, 95 of Murray died Friday, January 9, 2015 at Murray Calloway County Hospital. Born June 27, 1919 in Berea, KY to the late Cecil Jasper and Anna Elizabeth Vaughn Linville.
She was a member of Scaffold Cane Baptist Church, She was a final inspector for Parker Seal Company.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Thomas, and her son in law Elwood Treon; one brother, William Preston Linville.
She is survived by her daughter, Norma Jean Treon McDowell and husband Bob McDowell of Murray; two grandchildren, Brenda Treon Hines and Bruce Elwwod Treon and wife Becky; six great-grandchildren, Lauren, Sarah, Jacob and Matthew Hines, Joshua and John Treon; several nieces & nephews; although not related by blood, Roger Rucker and Casey Hines were thought of as members of the family.
Family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home, and from 12 Noon to 2:00pm Monday at the church. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 12, 2015 at the Scaffold Cane Baptist Church Mt. Vernon, KY with Bruce Elwood Treon officiating, burial will follow in the Scaffold Cane Baptist Church Cemetery.
Charles W. Reed Jr.
Charles W. Reed Jr., 87, of Burlington, died Thursday, January 8, 2015 at his residence. He was a Rockcastle County native, born June 1, 1927, son of the late Charles and Edna Mae Hamilton Reed, U.S. Army WWII veteran, retired L & N Railroad employee, and member of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include 3 children, Jean (Ed) Morehead, Patty (Mike) Magee, Alan (Sherrie) Reed; 1 sister, Joyce Stricker; 5 grandchildren, Eddie, Paul, Casey, Macie, Carlee; 4 great grandchildren, Kyli, Colton, Cloe, and Cody. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Anna Thomas Reed; 3 brothers, Darrell, Stanley, and Cecil.
Funeral Service 3:00 pm, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Reppert Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Rockcastle County. Visitation 1:00 pm until service time.
Josephine Cosby Luxon
Josephine Cosby Luxon, 102, of Richmond, the widow of Robert Edwin Luxon, Sr., passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at her home.
Arrangements are pending at this time at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.
William E. Stanifer
William “Benny” E. Stanifer, 73, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away on Friday, January 9, 2015 at Golden Living Center Brentwood in Evansville. Benny was born in Richmond, Kentucky on March 23, 1941 to the late Bill Ed and Neva (Park) Stanifer.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy where Benny and his brother, Michael served together on the USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. DD850. Benny graduated from Nashville Diesel School in Tennessee and worked at Brandeis for 23 years as a mechanic. He went on to retire from MH Logistics (BGM) after many years of service. Benny enjoyed taking trips on his Harley motorcycle, riding from Mexico to Canada in the “3 Flags Classic”. He also loved eating out every Saturday at Mexican restaurants.
Benny is survived by his wife of 47 years, Donna (Schulz) Stanifer of Evansville, IN; nieces, Robyn (Brian) of Dallas, TX and Stacey of Kentucky. Also surviving are family members of Benny’s wife, her sisters, Marilyn Jones and Eleanor Werner (Paul) both of Evansville, IN.
Benny was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Michael Stanifer; sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Jim Lampkins; and a brother-in-law, Tommy Jones.
Family and friends may visit from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville, Kentucky.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vanderburgh Humane Society, P.O. Box 6711, Evansville, IN 47719.
Mary Jean Anglin
Mary Jean VanWinkle Anglin, 77, widow of Wayne Anglin, died on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Berea Health Care Center in Berea, Kentucky. Mrs. Anglin was born on April 11, 1937 in Jackson County to the late Jarvis and Marie Asbury VanWinkle.
She was a homemaker and member of the Irvine View Holiness Church.
Survivors include one son, Terry Anglin (Judy) of Richmond, KY; one daughter, Patricia Gail Powell (Robert E.) of Berea, KY; two sisters, Wanda Anglin (Lester) of Waco, KY and Phyllis Little (Edward) of Richmond, KY; two brothers, Jack VanWinkle (Joyce) of Richmond, KY and Allen VanWinkle (Noretta) of Waco, KY; six grandchildren, Terry Wayne Anglin II, Tyler Robert Powell, Kristy Hounshell, Brittany Nicole Anglin, Kimberly LaShay Anglin, Ashley Gail Worsham; six great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband Wayne Anglin she was also preceded in death by her parents Jarvis and Marie Asbury VanWinkle.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 12, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Charlie Wilson and Bro. Larry Gray officiating. Burial will follow at the Hayden Rose Cemetery in Red Lick. Visitation will after 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Terry Wayne Anglin II, Tyler Robert Powell, William Hounshell, Justin Robinson, Jack VanWinkle Jr. and Eddie Anglin. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Little and Eugene VanWinkle.
Doris Covey, 81, the widow of Robert E. Covey, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015 at Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond. Mrs. Covey was born on May 8, 1933 in Irvine, Kentucky, to the late William and Zettie Kelley Marcum.
She was a retired payroll administrator for Morning Pride Manufacturing.
Survivors include: one daughter, Omma Lewis; three grandchildren, Renee Hinds, Paul Hinds Jr., and Bryan Covey; and one sister, Phyllis Combs.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Paul Hinds, and a granddaughter, Lisa James.
A private family service will be held with burial in Flatwoods Cemetery at Waco.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475.
Mary Ellen Cain Kelley
Mary Ellen Cain Kelley, 73, of Waco, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015, at Baptist Health- Richmond. She was the widow of John Robert Kelley, who passed away in 1990. Mary was born on April 3, 1941 in Madison County and was the daughter of Wilson and Katie Hunter Cain, both of whom preceded her in death.
She was retired from Parker Seal in Berea, and she had previously operated, along with her husband, a dry cleaners in McKee. She was of the Holiness faith.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Nathan, Daniel, and Roger Cain; and beloved nephews, David Cain, Steve Cain, Lonnie Centers Jr., and Stewart Cain.
Survivors include: two sons, John Patrick Kelley and Douglas Ray Kelley; one daughter, Dawanna “Kathy” Kelley; four grandchildren, Kyle Kelley (Joy), Christopher Kelley, Felicia Kelley, and Michael Kelley; seven great-grandchildren, Maddie, Kyla, Alec, Daylin, Dalton, Aniston, and Ally; two brothers, Sam Cain (Sybil) and Paul Cain (Bonnie); and eight sisters, Rachel Lanham, Evelyn King, Ida Harrison (Bowen), Irene Willis (Ray), Bettie Marcero (Paul), Oneida “Nita” Centers, Sharon Cain, and Vivian Delaney.
Funeral services for Mary Kelley will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Chaplain Robert McCool and Rev. Sidney Sparks officiating. Burial will follow at Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00- 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Danny Cain Jr., Jason Cain, Robert Mink, and Collin Bell.
Andreas W. Bodden
Andreas W. Bodden, 75, husband of Johanna, passed away Friday, January 9, 2015 at his home. He was born in Maastricht, Netherlands, on April 28, 1939 and later with his family migrated to the United States.
He was a member of The Mt. Pleasant Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife: Johanna Kambier Bodden; two daughters: Anna Bodden Adams (Paul) and Sylvia Bodden Rogers (Richard); one sister: Tina Bodden Mills (Rollie); four grandchildren: Cassie Wells, Jared Adams, Brianna Rogers and Mathew Adams and his devoted four legged companion “Charlie”.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother: John Bodden.
A memorial service will be held at 5:00 PM Monday evening, January 12, 2015 at The Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, 3085 Lexington Road, Richmond, with Bro. Shannon Franklin officiating. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, Kentucky 40403.
Connie Sue Rhodus
Connie Sue Rhodus, 57, of Valley View, passed away Wednesday morning, January 7, 2015 at her home. She was born on November 5, 1957 in Madison County, the daughter of Stanton and Vertie Rutherford Rhodus.
She was a 1975 graduate of Madison Central High and a former employee of K-Mart. She loved and collected angels and butterflies.
Survivors include one son: Stanley Joe Rhodus; her father: Stanton “Stant” Rhodus; one brother: William Stanley “Bill “ Rhodus (Betty); five sisters: Ruby Fay Campbell (Jerry), Elsie Ray Lewis (Andy), Marsha Mae Perkins (John), Dina Rene Willis; Dessie Willis (James) as well as several nieces and nephews and other relatives.
In addition to her mother: she was preceded in death by her dear friend: Danny Plowman.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 PM Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Masters officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9 PM Friday evening at the funeral home.
Dorothy Lee Held
Dorothy Lee Held, 85, of Richmond, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015 at the Compassionate Care Center. Born December 12, 1929 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Dorothy was a loving wife, mother and Nana who lived and raised her family in Louisville and later moved to Clarksville, Tennessee with her husband where they spent many years together. Dorothy was loved for her quick wit, feisty attitude, and independent nature, which led her to teach herself how to sew, use a typewriter and become a great cook in life. She was a lover of coffee, history, quilts, traveling with her daughter and vacationing with her family. Dorothy was also a fervent learner throughout life, constantly reading and watching news channels. She will be remembered as always eager to help her family and quick to make them laugh.
In 1949, Dorothy married John Edward “Jack” Held who preceded her in death on November 11, 2013 after 64 years of marriage.
She is survived by: three sons, John Michael “Mike” Held and wife Nancy of Richmond, Tommy Held and wife Tina of Jeffersontown, and Col. Mark Held of Paducah; one daughter, Suzanne Held of Louisville; and five grandchildren, Steven Held, Matthew Held, Cindy Held, Megan Held and Hannah Held. Dorothy is also preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and Margaret Smith.
Her family would like to express their gratitude to the Compassionate Care Center staff and volunteers for the excellent care and comfort they provided Dorothy at the end of her life and the kindness they showed to the family.
A brief service will be conducted at 5:30 P.M. Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Father Jim Sichko officiating. A visitation will begin at 4:30 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.
Leonard Ross Hounshell
Leonard Ross Hounshell, 95, of Richmond, widower of Edith Rae Broaddus Hounshell, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015. He was born on April 21, 1919, the son of the late Grover Cleveland and Obie Hounshell.
He was a man of varied occupations, having owned a truck, he hauled cattle, worked at Blue Grass Army Depot, and was a General Contractor who built many homes and buildings in this area. He enjoyed hunting, raising bird dogs and walking horses. He relished the time he helped his family with the operation of Madison Tobacco Warehouse and liked good honey and sorghum molasses, which he would locate and sell to friends and neighbors.
Survivors include his daughter, Judy Masters, of Richmond; one grandson, B. R. Masters (Kim), of Richmond; two great-grandchildren, Carson Cullen Masters and Larkin Rae Masters.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:30 PM Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Johny Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be after 12:00 PM (Noon) Friday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Gary Dalton, Danny Parker, Roy Quinn, Mike Isaacs and Tom Martin. Honorary Pallbearers will be Donna Quinn, Deane Cruse and Boyd Dalton.
His family wishes to extend a special thanks for the care and attention from the staff who loved Leonard during the time the Terrace was his home. Expressions of sympathy are suggested to the Activity Fund of the Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1043 Brooklyn Blvd., Berea, KY 40403.
Virginia Maria King
Mrs. Virginia Maria Eversole King, 54, of Meadowlark Dr., passed away Monday, January 5, 2015 at Baptist Health in Lexington. Virginia, the daughter of the late Lewis D. “Ted” Eversole and Katherine Gandolfo Rickabaugh, was born in Madison County on May 3, 1960.
She was predeceased by her grandparents, Curt and Virginia Eversole and Tom and Maria Gandolfo. Growing up, she attended St. Mark’s Elementary School. She graduated from Livorno American High School in Livorno, Italy and from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She worked for Madison County Schools as a bus driver and for Keeneland in Lexington as a Wagering Clerk. She was a creative and talented artist who loved to travel.
On May 12, 1984, Virginia was united in marriage to Jonah King and they have celebrated 30 years of marriage.
In addition to her husband, she is also survived by her brother: Kurt T. (Julie) Eversole of San Antonio, TX; her niece: Rachel M. (Trevor) Warren; and her step-mother, Louise G. Eversole of Lexington.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:30 P.M. Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Her cousins will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Mr. Huey Bailey, 95, of Oliver Dr., passed away Sunday, January 4, 2014 at his home. Mr. Bailey, the son of the late Marion and Eliza Couch Bailey, was born in Wise, Virginia on September 25, 1919.
He was a man of many interests and talents. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and spent many years repairing televisions and refinishing wood. In addition to his family, he was most proud of his accomplishments as a retired Chief Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force. Having served in World War II, Mr. Bailey flew special missions for both the President and Vice President.
On January 23, 1951, Mr. Bailey united in marriage to Clara Kathryn Elliott Bailey. They recently celebrated 64 years of marriage.
He is also survived by three sons: Wayne (Lana) Bailey of Berea, Larry Bailey of Richmond and Coy (Gail) Bulluck of Augusta, GA; his daughter: Carolyn Lowery (Randall Williams) of Richmond; his sister: Pauline (Bob) Maggard; six grandchildren: Derek Bulluck, Marnie Elaine (Gerald) Bowles, Stephanie (Eddie) Anglin, Matthew (Ami) Bailey, Jeremy Bailey (Leticia Harper) and Heather (Miles) Masiaitis; eight great grandchildren and one on the way and one great-great grandchild and one on the way.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Bailey was also preceded in death by this twin brother: Dewey Bailey and his brothers: Stanely Bailey, Rudolph Bailey and Marion H. Bailey and this sister: Lucy Bailey.
Funeral Service will be conducted at 10:30 A.M. Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens with Full Military Honors. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Wednesday and 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Zackary Fish, Miles Masiaitis, Eddie Anglin, Derek Bulluck, Gerald Boyles, Matthew Bailey and Jeremy Bailey.
Johnnie B. Isaacs
Johnnie B. “John” Isaacs, 81, of Berea, widower of Kathleen “Kat” Rogers Isaacs, passed away Sunday afternoon, January 4, 2015 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Mr. Isaacs was born on May 7, 1933 in Jackson County, the son of the late Shelly and Linda Creech Isaacs.
He was a retired farmer and trader and was a member of the 1016 Holiness Church in Berea.
Survivors include his son, Johnnie Michael “Mike” Isaacs (Sharon); two brothers: Bert Isaacs and Hershell Isaacs (Iva); one sister: Janet Powell (Dennis); five grandchildren: Mike Isaacs, B.J. Isaacs, Melissa Powell, Jason Brockman and Keith Brockman; his caregivers: Rachel Hill and Nancy McMaine as well as several great-grandchildren and other relatives.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death his son: William Lee Isaacs; three brothers: Homer, Turner and Boyd Isaacs; three sisters: Christine Abner, Lorrain Isaacs and Shelby Jean Combs.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Jay Davis and Bro. Owen Moody officiating. Burial will follow at Madison Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-9 PM Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be: Mike Isaacs, B.J. Isaacs, Jason Brockman, Keith Brockman, Danny Joe Layton and Paul Thomas. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Dennis Powell, Harry Isaacs, Robert Hill, L.D. Hill, Tim Isaacs, Chris Powell, Dan Ratliff, Jim Reece and L.J. Thomas Jr.
The family would like to thank the entire staff of the Hospice Compassionate Care Center for the care, love and kindness shown to John and family.
Dennis Cecil Britton
Mr. Dennis Cecil Britton, age 65 of Mt. Vernon, died Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Rockcastle County Regional Hospital. He was born in Stubenville, OH on October 9, 1946 the son of John and Beatrice Truix Britton. He was a clerk, a US Army Veteran and of the Baptist Faith.
Mr. Britton is survived by his wife: Linda Britton of Mt. Vernon; two daughters: Debbie and Tim Singleton of Madison County and Misty and Frank Fain also of Madison County; one step son: Randy Singleton of Mt. Vernon and one step daughter: Wendy Mink also of Mt. Vernon and one brother: Johnny and Penny Britton of Watertown, NY. Also surviving are three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mr. Britton was preceded in death by his parents.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Dowell & Martin Funeral Home in trusted with the arrangements.
Jackie Lee Brinegar
Jackie Lee Brinegar, age 63, of Ben Reeves Road in Waco passed away Monday, January 5, 2015, at the Baptist Health Richmond following a long illness. He was born November 24, 1951 in Estill County and was the son of the late Forrester and Ella Jo Richardson Brinegar.
He was a retired contractor and the former owner of the Wisemantown Market. He was a member of the Bybee United Methodist Church and had lived in Estill County most of his life.
He is survived by His wife Janice Carman Brinegar, 1 Daughter: Audrea Brinegar Miller & husband, David of Estill Co., 4 Sisters: Ina Lois Elliott, Catherine McGee, Phyllis Horn, Patty Eades all of Estill Co. 2 Brothers: Forrester “Duke” Brinegar and Sonny Brinegar both of Estill Co. He also leaves behind 3 Grandchildren: Devin Ross Miller, Deron Reid Miller and Jacquelynn Elaine Miller.
He was preceded in death by 5 brothers: Linburg Jewell, Billy Jewell, Samuel Lambert, Elmer Charles Brinegar and Roy Don Brinegar and special aunt, Beulah Snowden.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 8, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Robert Stroup, Bro. Jarrod Pomeroy and Bro. Arthur Ray with cremation to follow. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Wednesday at the Funeral Home.
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