Obituaries Sep. 13-20, 2015

Kayde Lucas Gordon
Kayde Lucas Gordon

Kayde Lucas Gordon

Kayde Lucas Gordon, infant son of Lucas and Aariel Gordon passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Kayde was preceded in death by his great grandparents Coleman and Ruth Devere and Annette Chandler.

He is survived by his parents Lucas and Aariel Gordon, one sister Kinley Gordon, aunts and uncles Aaron Wilson, Aarica (Brent Curry) Wilson, Maysen Wilson and Sarah (Keanan Cox) Gordon, grandparents Michelle Devere, Wayne and Tabitha Wilson, Shelley and Jerry Abner, Jeff and Renee’ Gordon, great grandparents Beverly and Glen Gordon, Walter and Myrtle Jones and Ann and Larry Wilson. He also leaves behind many cousins, great aunts and uncles to cherish his memory.

There will be a visitation on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 11am until 2pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea. A private burial will follow in Berea Cemetery.

Bobby Banks
Bobby Banks

Bobby Banks

Bobby Banks, 69, of Berea, died at his residence on Sunday, September 13, 2015 following a short illness. He was a Rockcastle County native born October 12, 1945, son of the late John and Edna Lutes Banks, and had been a resident of the Berea area all his life.

Bobby was a retired welder with NACCO Materials Handling Group, member of the Dairy Queen Breakfast Club, and member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.

Survivors include 4 children, Marie Banks, Ray (Debbie) Banks, Tammy Tomes, John (Pamela Northern) Banks; 5 siblings, Ann Carpenter, Hauley Banks, Dick Banks, Brenda Fox, Alice Banks; 8 grandchildren, Bobbie (Trent) Harmon, Joseph (Shante) Tomes, Ashley, Elizabeth, Melissa, Logan, Justin, Kaylee; 5 great grandchildren, Ryland, Liam, Natalie, Scarlet, and Evie who is expected soon.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mildred Himes Banks; 1 son, Bradley Banks; and 2 brothers, Bluford Banks, Elmer Banks.

Everyone is invited to A Time of Remembrance scheduled for 1:00 pm, Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Lighthouse Baptist Church for sharing food, fellowship and memories.

In following Bobby’s wishes, he was cremated and the burial of his cremains was private.

Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service entrusted with arrangements.

Steven Randall Richardson
Steven Randall Richardson

Steven Randall Richardson

Steven Randall Richardson age 66 of Berea, Kentucky went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the U.K. Medical Center. Steven was born in Fulton County, Illinois to Calvin and Wanda Flowers Richardson.

He was a machinist at International Harvester in Canton, Illinois and was a Navy Corpsman in Vietnam. He was a member of Church on the Rock and a councilman for the Assembly of God.

Steven was preceded in death by his father Calvin Richardson and one grandson Brent Andrew Richardson.

He is survived by his wife Cheryl Viars Richardson, his mother Wanda Richardson, his children Ben (Carmen) Richardson, Mark (Kathy) Richardson, Heather Richardson, and Caleb Reed, his grandchildren Justin Richardson, Sarah Richardson, Melissa (Matthew) Crowe, Aaron (Monica) Baker, Steven Richardson, Macey Richardson, Tamyra Richardson, Elysha Campbell, Brandon Fletcher, Jeremiah Creech, Jayna Richardson, Sylas Richardson and Landon Reed, five great grandchildren and expecting two more by the end of the year. He also leaves behind two special “grandchildren” Alexus and Tyland Dunn and four siblings Dale Richardson, Bill Richardson, Mary Orwig and Cynthia McCombs.

Funeral services will be 2 pm Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Church on the Rock with Rev. Mark Sarver officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6-9 pm at the church.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Baker, Justin Richardson, Steven Richardson, Brandon Fletcher, Matt Crowe and Kevin Jones. Honorary bearers will be Don Sparks, Joe Stanley, Brian Cain, Donald Lane and Harvey Riggins.

Geneva Powell Botkin
Geneva Powell Botkin

Geneva Botkin

Geneva Powell Botkin, age 90, died Sunday, September 13, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. A native of Berea, she was the daughter of the late Sherman and Sinda Baker Powell and was the widow of Lewis W. Botkin.

Mrs. Botkin was a member of the Berea Baptist Church, and she loved to sew, crafts and quilting. She was a retired employee of Delta Gas with 31 years of service.

Mrs. Botkin is survived by her 2 daughters, Rieta Eaton and Becky Duerson, both of Berea; 6 grandchildren: Joel (Rosetta) Eaton, Jason (Kristy) Eaton, Andrea (Jermaine) Eaton-Jackson, Gavin (Karla) Duerson, Clay (Katie) Duerson, Drew (Erica) Duerson; 14 great-grandchildren: Tanner (Stacy) Eaton, Marriah Eaton, Seth Eaton, Brayden Jackson, Bryce Jackson, Greenlee Eaton, Maris Eaton, Guy Lewis Duerson, Emma Duerson, Kendall Duerson, Beau Duerson, Neva Duerson, Addison Duerson, and Walker Duerson; nieces and nephews: Tom Botkin, Doug Botkin, Teresa Botkin, Michael Powell, Joel Powell, Paige Beichler, Betty Sue Croucher, and Jerry Powell.

Funeral services for Mrs. Botkin will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Slemp officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. Thursday until the hour of service.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Lung Association, 4100 Churchman Ave., Louisville, KY 40215. Pallbearers will be Joel Eaton, Jason Eaton, Tanner Eaton, Gavin Duerson, Clay Duerson, Drew Duerson. Honorary pallbearers will be Maurice Coyle, George Bryant, Buddy Boykin, Jeff Baugh, Mike Robinson.

Emma Rose Hackworth

Emma Rose Hackworth, 51, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at her home. She was born February 28, 1964, in Madison County to James and Alberta Kirby Ashcraft, both of whom preceded her in death.

Emma was a homemaker and a member of Gloryland Baptist Church. She loved her family dearly and every child was considered to be her child.

Survivors include her husband, Phillip Hackworth of Richmond; a daughter, Kendra Ashcraft; three sisters, Linda Muncy of Estill County, Ruth Hackworth of Madison County and Tina Beasley of Powell County; two brothers, Danny Ashcraft of Madison County and Ivan Ashcraft of Irvine; a special niece, Alberta Hackworth and a special nephew, Danny P. Ashcraft, and several other nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 18, 2015, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Cecil Burns officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Billy Muncy, Brison Muncy, Allen W. Hackworth, Davie Hale, Micah Ashcraft, and Shelby Powell. Honorary bearers will be Mike Land, Beverly Hale, Avery Long and Tim Beasley.

Enoch Gillispie Jr.
Enoch Gillispie Jr.

Enoch Gillispie Jr.

Enoch Gillispie, Jr., 97, of Union City, passed away Monday, September 14, 2015 at Richmond Health and Rehab Complex – Kenwood in Richmond. Mr. Gillispie was born November 24, 1918, in Lancaster to Enoch and Bertha Harris Gillispie, both of whom preceded him in death.

He grew up on Flatwoods Road, in Garrard County and in 1938 he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps, which was a Depression-era program that was intended to employ young men in public improvement projects.

When he enlisted in the U.S. Army, after the beginning of WWII, he trained at Fort Dix and spent several months at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, where he helped to train soldiers. He served as a combat engineer in Europe, North Africa, Italy, Germany and Czechoslovakia. Most of his service was spent overseas and later in the War, Mr. Gillispie was wounded in the lower legs, where shrapnel still remains. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart and was proud to say that he served under General Patton.

After leaving the service he married his late wife, Amie Frances Huguely Gillispie and had two children who survive him: Charley E. Gillispie (and his wife, Delphina Hopkins Gillispie) of Valparaiso, Indiana and Albirda Frances Gillispie of Richmond. He also leaves two grandchildren, Christopher Edwin Hopkins Gillispie and Adella Denyse Gillispie and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Gillispie was a member of the Ashlar Lodge # 49 and was honored in 2012 for his 50 years of service to the Masonic Lodge. He was a retired construction worker by trade and loved tending his farm. He was a member of Farm Bureau and a member of Flatwoods Baptist Church in Lancaster. He attended New Bethel AME Church in Richmond.

Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2015, at St. Paul AME Church, Richmond. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until service time at the church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Huguely Family Reunion Scholarship Fund – Amie F. Gillispie Memorial (not tax-deductible.) Please make contributions payable to: Amie F. Gillispie Memorial, c/o Vicki Mitchell, 1087 Oakwood Drive, Lexington, KY 40511.

Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lindsay Marie Mitchell
Lindsay Marie Mitchell

Lindsay Marie Mitchell

Lindsay Marie Mitchell, 33, of Richmond, passed away Monday, September 14, 2015 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond. Lindsay was born April 8, 1982, in Richmond, Kentucky. She was a 2000 graduate of Madison Central High School where she enjoyed her involvement with the band and was an excellent clarinet artist.

She was proud to accept a full music scholarship to the University of Louisville, where she received her Bachelor’s degree, and was a member of the music honor sorority. Lindsay was of the Christian faith.

She is survived by her parents, Mark S. and Melody J. Vetter Mitchell of Richmond. Other survivors include her aunts and uncles, Scott (Bev) Mitchell, Roxie (Lon) Hanson, Pam Vetter, Sharon Vetter, Karla Vetter and Paul (Robert) Engelhardt.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Lindsay from 12 – 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Christian Life Center of the First Presbyterian Church on West Main Street in Richmond.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475 or to the Markey Cancer Foundation, 800 Rose Street, Roach Bldg. – CC160, Lexington, KY 40536-0093 or httpsi://

Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Harold Kenneth McCay Sr.

Harold Kenneth McCay Sr., 85, of Richmond, passed away Monday, September 15, 2015 at Kenwood Health & Rehabilitation. Mr. McCay, the son of Grady McCay and Rosa Mae Chambers McCay, was born in Madison County on September 6, 1930.

Early in life, he worked for Chambers Dairy and went on to work as a realtor for Don Foster Realty. He was also an avid golfer.

Survivors include two sons: Harold (Wendy) McCay, Jr. of Joliet, IL and John Allen (Helen) McCay of Bayonne, NJ; two daughters: Sue Hegelmeyer and Terry (Walter) Conner all of Richmond; four grandchildren: Troy (Lauren) Conner, Scotty (Joyce) Nuckolls, Jason Nuckolls and Colin McCay and five great grandchildren: Caitlyn Nuckolls, Cassie Nuckolls, Hannah Eversoe, Austin Conner and Noah Conner; step-son: Jimmy Madden and partner in life: Pat Madden.

Mr. McCay was preceded in death by his daughter: Jenny Lynn Chambers and his brother: William “Bill” McCay.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later time. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alfred Steven Lainhart
Alfred Steven Lainhart

Alfred Steven Lainhart

Alfred Steven Lainhart, 39, of Berea, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 14, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Steven, the son of Alfred Lainhart and Vernice McKinney Lainhart, was born in Madison County on December 10, 1975.

He was employed by All Source Global Management. A 1995 graduate of Madison Central High School, he enjoyed collecting Earnhardt Memorabilia, was a NASCAR fan and was a member of I. A. M. Local Lodge 219.

In addition to his parents, Steven is survived by his wife: Keri Williams Lainhart; their daughter: Meganne Allison Lainhart; three sisters: Teresa Lainhart Moore (Jeff), Debbie Conner and Donna Kelley (Doug) and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. John McCord and Bro. Jeff Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 9:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Ross Sparks, Chris Rhodus, Jason Hart, Dwayne Sparks, Kyle Kelley and Michael Kelley. Wayne Newell and Phillip Curry will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Charles Mills Wagner
Charles Mills Wagner

Charles Mills Wagner

Mr. Charles Mills Wagner, age 77 of Livingston, died Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. He was born in Livingston, KY on October 7, 1937 the son of Mills and Mary Woodall Wagner.

He was a retired bus driver for RTEC and the Rockcastle County School System. He loved to hunt and fish, go to flea markets, and visit the Livingston Senior Citizens Center. He was baptized into the Holiness Church, but attended McNew Chapel Baptist Church.

He is survived by a nephew, Steve Wagner of Dayton, KY; three nieces, Nancy Larcade and Judy Aker, both of Florence, and Janie Davis of Cincinnati; and his very special friend, Edna Cameron of Livingston. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mills and Mary Wagner; and two brothers, Claude and Paul Wagner.

Visitation will be 6-9 PM Monday, Sep. 21 at Dowell & Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service will take place at 1 PM Tuesday, Sep. 22 at the Funeral Home by Bro. Jerry Ballinger. Interment will follow at the Mobley Cemetery.

Glen Denver Renner

Glen Denver Renner age 80, of Mount Vernon, Kentucky passed away from Alzheimer’s Disease on September 18, 2015 at Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Kentucky. Glen was born at his childhood home on the banks of the Rockcastle River on June 23, 1935, to his parents Flaura and Lewis W. Renner who preceded him in death.

Even though Glen worked and lived briefly in Indianapolis, Indiana, he moved back to Kentucky in the early 1960s. Shortly thereafter, he started Renner’s Refrigeration and Air Conditioning business in the late 1960s and worked his land as a farmer. He was a strong Christian of the Holiness faith and always helped those in need. He worked hard to provide a great life for his wife Glenna whom he was married to for 60 years, and their only daughter, Beverly. He was blessed with two grandchildren Angela Abney and Arick (Jeanna) Abney and one great granddaughter, Aricka Clay Abney. Glen will forever hold a place in the hearts of those around him and will always be remembered for his sense of humor, kindness and hard work.

Glen was preceded in death by his brother George Renner, his sisters Alta Spoonamore and Evelyn Seals. He is survived by his sisters Beulah Brock and Opal Roberts.

Visitation will be on Monday, September 21 from 6:00-9:00 p.m and the funeral services will be held on Tuesday September 22 at 2:00 p.m at Cox Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Kentucky. Troy Roberts will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Glen’s nephews Anthony Roberts, Tim Roberts, Ralph Wayne Cummins and Charles Makin and Richard Spoonamoore. Nephews in law, Lonnie Maguire.

Christine Sebastian
Christine Sebastian

Christine Sebastian

Christine Sebastian, 88, of Lancaster, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2015 at the Christian Care Center. Born Sunday, May 15, 1927 in Paint Lick, she was a daughter of the late William Kelly & Lula Margaret Underwood Browning.

She was a former employee of Cowden Manufacturing, American Greetings and the Garrard County Library. She was also a member of Bethel Christian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; James Stanley Sebastian, brothers; Frank & John Browning and sister; Birtie Jane Duerson.

Survivors include sons; Richard Sebastian & Bruce (Janice Hall) Sebastian, both of Lancaster, daughter; Jean Powers, of Lexington, brother; Carl Browning, of Richmond, sister; Mirtie Naylor, of Lexington, grandchildren; Vanessa (Mark) Henson, Jeremy (Amanda) Sebastian, Justin Sebastian, Jennifer Sebastian, great-grandchildren; Lauren Buchanan, Bryson Sebastian, Shay Sebastian, Jarrod Poynter and Darius Sebastian.

Funeral service will be 11:00AM Monday, September 21, 2015 at Ramsey-Young Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Browning & Bro. Dale Ballinger officiating, with burial following at Lancaster Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-9:00PM Sunday, September 20, 2015 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Sebastian, Justin Sebastian, Jarrod Poynter, Mark Naylor, Doug Duerson, Danny Browning, Mark Henson & Ernie Swinford. Honorary pallbearers include Dee Hatfield, Joan Tussey, Reba Cotton, Lettie Sebastian, Susan Swinford, Beth Woods & Debbie Swinford.

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