OBITUARIES NOV. 6-13, 2016

Homatau Holt
Homatau Holt

Homatau Holt

Homatau Holt, 51 of Berea, passed away Friday, November 11, 2016 at Pine Meadows Nursing Home in Lexington. Homatau was born in Richmond, Kentucky to the late Clireu and Cleo B. Holt. He was a member of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his two siblings Aladdine Dornay (Donna) Holt and Dezolua Rievine Holt; four nieces, Kerri (Larry) Pingleton, LaDonna LaRe’e (Brandon) Childress, Lanaisa Brittany Holt, Silke Ame’ Detamore; three great nephews, Dylan Thomas Hacker, Steven Oscar Sie Saylor, and Jacob Isaac Saylor; and one great niece MaKyna Rae Saylor.

Funeral services will be 8pm Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Bro. Ed Whittamore officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 pm Tuesday evening.

James Arthur Wylie
James Arthur Wylie

James Arthur Wylie

James Arthur Wylie, age 83, died Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at his home. He was born in Garrard County, KY., to the Late George and Laura Creech Wylie.

He was retired from the Dayton Printing Company in Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Wylie was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed bowling, having bowled a perfect 300-point game in 1969.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Elsie Howard Wylie, two brothers, William Henry and Samuel Franklin Wylie, three sisters, Ruby Harold, Ruth Edester and Nannie Bonadio, his grandson, Daniel Ray Powell and his daughter-in-law, Elena Aubgan Wylie.

Mr. Wylie is survived by his children, James Michael Wylie and Diana (Wally) Jones both of Berea, KY, a brother, Tom Wylie of Lexington, KY, four sisters, Laura Frances Ambrosio, Maudie Neeley, Hazel Jane Sparks and Shirley Cheeks all of Berea. Three grandchildren, Brian, Crystal and Bill Wylie and two great grandchildren, Maizy Ray Dunaway and Ryker Jared Wylie.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Davis & Powell Funeral Home, burial will follow in the Cartersville Cemetery in Garrard County. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the service.

James Franklin Miracle

Mr. James “Jim” Franklin Miracle, age 77, of Carrollton, Georgia died Friday, September 9, 2016. Born in Red Lick, Kentucky on November 30, 1938, Mr. Miracle was the son of the late Carl James Miracle and Jessie Hayes Miracle.

He leaves a large loving family including his wife, Patricia Cook Miracle; brother Bobby Dale Miracle and wife Beverly; son Greg Miracle and wife Barbara; son Doug Miracle and wife Pamela; son Kevin Miracle and fiancé Jennifer; stepson Monty Crouse and wife Nancy and sons Ceth & Cooper; stepdaughter Mary Ann Crouse Casstevens and husband Dean and daughters Augusta & Hunter; stepdaughter Amanda Wagoner and husband Rodney and son Tyler and daughters Meghan & Lindsey; granddaughters Madison Miracle, Megan Miracle, Sydney Miracle, Hannah Miracle, and Christie Miracle; mother of his children Iris Cole Miracle; nephew James David Miracle; and five great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his uncle, Bobby Hayes.

He was a graduate of Berea College in Berea, Kentucky. Mr. Miracle was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army and the Army Reserves. He was a retired hotel executive after spending a long and successful career with the Sheraton Hotel Corporation and various other hotel companies. He was also a member of the Hotel Association of America, and is listed in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry.

A memorial service will be held in Berea, Kentucky on November 12, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 am until service time on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Sally B. Dean
Sally B. Dean

Sally B. Dean

Sally B. Dean of Fairmount, IN, and formerly of Berea, KY, passed away September 27, 2016 at Colonial Oaks after a long illness.

She is survived by her son, Jerry (Ticky) Abrams of Berea, KY, her daughter, Penny Dean of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and sister Lucy Howard of Manchester, Ky. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Diana Durham of Palos Verda Estates, CA, grandchildren Jesse (Nenna) Abrams of Berea, Ky, Jamie (Ron) Kinmon of Walton, KY, and Andrea Abrams of San Francisco, CA, as well as seven great grandchildren.

Mrs. Dean was born October 12, 1928 in Clay County, KY to the late Joe and Reva (Hibbard) Blair. Also preceding her in death were her husband Earl Dean, son Garry Abrams, sister Mildred Smith, and brothers Elihu Blair and Bill Blair.

Sally graduated from Clay County High School and worked several years at McAfee’s Drugstore in Berea, KY. She was a member of College Wesleyan Church in Marion, IN. She served on the funeral dinner committee, was a greeter, and a member of the Homesteaders Sunday School.

Visitation will be held November 19, 2016 at Davis and Powell Funeral Home in Berea, KY from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm. Services will be held at 1:00 pm with Pastor Jon Burdette officiating. Private interment will be in the Isaac-Lunsford-Davidson Cemetery in Jackson County, KY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Parkinson’s Disease Foundation in Mrs. Dean’s name.

A prior memorial service was held October 29, 2016 at College Wesleyan Church with Pastor Judy Huffman officiating. Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Fairmount IN handled arrangements.

Esco Hisel
Esco Hisel

Esco Hisel

Esco Hisel, age 65, died Wednesday November 9th, 2016 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Mr. Hisel was born to the late Ray and Bernice Abner Hisel. He was of the Christian faith and was a member of the Madison County Archeology Club, he also enjoyed muscle cars, knives and guns. He was also a KY Colonel.

Other than his parents he was also preceded in death by a son Omer Ray Hisel.

Mr. Hisel is survived by, his children, Esco Hisel, II. Of Berea, KY, Olivia Lindsay Hisel Abney of Mount Vernon, KY, his brother, Gordon (Faye) Hisel of Berea, KY, Yvonne Renee’ Venable of Berea, KY, and Erma (Donald) Isaacs of McKee, KY. Six grandchildren, Quinton Hisel, Charles Mason, Jr., Megan Mason, Levi Mason, Aaliyah Abney and Tony Mason.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Kerby Knob First Church of God with Bro. Paul Floyd officiating. Burial will follow in the Hisel Cemetery #2 in Jackson County. Visitation will be Friday evening after 6:00 pm at the church. Davis & Powell Funeral Home in Charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be, Russel Isaacs, Hansel Timothy Hobbs, Chris Sample, Jason Abney and Gerald Rose. Honorary Pallbearers will be, Billy Rose and Devaughn Isaacs.

Contributions suggested to Hospice Care Plus at 208 Kidd Drive Berea, KY 40403.

Fatu Sevelo
Fatu Sevelo

Fatu Sevelo

Fatu Sevelo, age 18, died Wednesday November 9th, 2016 at his home. A native of Anchorage, Alaska he was the son of, Fatu and Mele Sevelo.

Fatu was a graduate of Madison Southern High School where he played on the football team and wrestling team. He was attending Eastern Kentucky University and was a member of their Rugby team. Fatu was a happy young man and loved to engage you in conversation and always gave you hug goodbye. He loved to play his ukulele and was very proud of his Tongan heritage. Fatu was of Catholic faith and a member of Saint Clare Catholic Church.

Other than his parents he is survived by his siblings, Jane (Brian) Hokanson of Troy, Idaho, Vika (Tom) Brummett of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sela Sevelo of Berea, Kentucky, Ana Sevelo and Tamiyah Sevelo both of Anchorage, Alaska. His brothers, Paulatai Sevelo and Andy Thompson both of Berea, Kentucky and Fehi Sevelo of Honolulu, Hawaii. His paternal grandfather, Latu Sevelo of Honolulu, Hawaii and a niece, Soana Hokanson.

Fatu was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Tevita and Soana Tauakipulu and his paternal grandmother, Tangi Tangi Sevelo.

Funeral Mass will be 6:00 pm Friday, November 18, 2016 at Saint Clare Catholic Church with Father Michael Flanagan officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, November 17, from 4-9 pm and again Friday from 4-5:30 pm at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home.

Freddie Ben Davis
Freddie Ben Davis

Freddie Ben Davis

Freddie Ben Davis, age 86, husband of 68yrs to Etta Burnell Davis, went home to be with the Lord very peacefully Monday, November 7th at Berea Health and Rehabilitation. He was born to the late Ikey and Delora Wren Davis.

Mr. Davis was retired from Dresser Industries after 30 yrs. of service, he was also a farmer and home builder. He was a kind and considerate man and very meticulous in all that he did and did it to the best of his abilities. Mr. Davis was a Kentucky Colonel, a member and former trustee of Bethel Baptist Church, he loved to spend time with his family and friends.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by his children, Phyllis Davis Stelson and Freddie Keith Davis.

Mr. Davis is survived by his grandchildren, Fred Davis, Saundra Beth (David) Taylor both of Berea, KY., Kristen (Ken) Smith of Roseburg, Oregon, Jennifer (Bryon) Letourneau of Lawrenceville, Georgia and Rebecca (Eddie) Prather of Denver, Colorado, great grandsons, Bryn, James and Thomas Letourneau and Ethan Smith. His brother and two sisters, Kenton Davis, Ann (Charles) Rowlette and Judy (Roger) Wilson all of Berea, Kentucky, along with many nieces, nephews and friends also survive.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Randy McPheron and Rev. Kenny Davis officiating, Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8 pm at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be, Fred Davis, Ken Smith, Bryon Letourneau, Ethan Smith, Roger Wilson, Charlie Carpenter, Bryon, James, and Thomas Letourneau and Ethan Smith. Honorary Pallbearers are, Forrester Van Winkle, Alonzo Rowlette, Ernie Davis, Harvey Whittemore, Frances Boggs, J.C. Burnell, Charles Rowlette, Anthony Burnell and Tommy Willis.

Willard Alexander
Willard Alexander

Willard Alexander

Willard Alexander 82 years old was born in Madison County, KY on January 6, 1934, and died November 11, 2016, peacefully at his home. He was the son of Bill and Oma Rader Alexander, both deceased. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mable Alexander, son Willard “Bug” Alexander Jr., and his brother Barney Alexander.

He is survived by his sister Sudie (David) Isaacs of Berea, his son, Bill (Frankie) Alexander of McKee, three daughters, Sandy (Danny) Whittemore, Tina (Lonnie) Abney, and Pennie (Tim) Centers, all of Berea. He is also survived by ten grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and his faithful dog, Jill.

He was an Army Korean War veteran, having served in Korea and Japan. He was a retiree of Nacco Material Handling Group/Hyster of Berea and a self-employed business owner. He owned several small businesses including Alexander’s Gas and Grocery and 421 Storage. He was a well-known and respected member of the Big Hill community and was a member of the Galilee Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be 1pm Monday, November 14, 2016 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Rev. Gene Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6-9 pm at the Funeral Home and Monday morning after 11am.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Scott Alexander, Jason Abney, Stephen Alexander, Kevin Alexander, Blake Abney, and Ryan Centers. Honorary bearers will be his granddaughters, Angie Durham, Melinda Carter, Samantha Alexander, and Lindsey Centers.

The family request donations may be made to the Hospice Care Plus Home Care of Madison County.

Mary Helen Durham
Mary Helen Durham

Mary Helen Durham

Mary Helen Durham 58 of Springhurst Drive, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Mary was born in Berea to the late Printus and Barba Spillman.

She was a dietary manager at Berea Hospital for 40 years and attended the Broadway Baptist Church in Richmond.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by one brother Butch Spillman.

She is survived by her husband Frank Durham, one daughter Samantha (John) Hegeman; eight siblings, William Spillman, Kenneth Michael (Kay) Spillman, Katherine Ann (Brian) Ross, Denise Eugena (Carter) Johnson, Vonda Kaye Spillman, Ronald David (Glenda) Spillman and Samantha Lee (Shannon) Vanover; two grandsons Cade Bradley Hegeman and Dane Lucas Hegeman; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11am Friday, November 11, 2016 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Pastor Malcolm Hester officiating. Burial will follow in the Manse Cemetery in Garrard County. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5-8pm at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Carter Johnson, Shannon Vanover, Dwayne Cox, Sidney Pingleton, Patrick Worley and Brian Ross.

Eunice Claudine Thompson

Eunice Claudine Eickemeyer Thompson, 86, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond. She was born in Wausau, Wisconsin, August 16, 1930, to Karl H. and Ella Koschmann Eickemeyer and was the youngest of eight children, all of whom preceded her in death.

Eunice received her RN degree from Milwaukee Lutheran Hospital and practiced nursing for a few years before becoming a homemaker and raising her children. She was married November 2, 1958, to Howard Arthur Thompson following his Navy service. They began their married life in Milwaukee, WI, and later relocated to several areas associated with his teaching career, including Louisville, KY, Florence, AL, Tuscaloosa, AL, Sydney, Australia, Tulsa, OK, and finally Richmond, KY. Eunice was a Christian and attended the University Church of Christ in Richmond and the Colby Road Church of Christ in Winchester. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She loved hospitality and opened her home to many.

Survivors include her husband, Howard; their children: Julie Phillips (Clyde) of Nashville, TN, Peter (Dawn Speer) of Madison, IN, Betsy Stinson (Steve) of Bowling Green, KY; and ten grandchildren: Mason Phillips (Brittney Grant), Kylie Phillips, Barry Phillips, Neal Phillips, Nathan Thompson, Noble Thompson, Katie Thompson, Blake Thompson, Claire Stinson, and Clint Stinson.

Visitation will be at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, Richmond, Kentucky, from 1 – 4 PM Saturday, November 19, 2016. Funeral to follow at 4:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475.

Carl Jerome Tackett Sr
Carl Jerome Tackett Sr

Carl Jerome Tackett Sr

Carl Jerome Tackett, Sr., 76 of Georgetown, formerly of Richmond, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Georgetown Community Hospital. He was born at Silver Creek in Madison County, Kentucky, to Elba and Dulcie Miller Tackett, both of whom preceded him in death.

Carl was a farmer and a 37 year retiree of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, having worked in Lexington and Winston-Salem North Carolina. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Era and a member of the Rockcastle Saddle Club.

Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Mary E. Couch Tackett of Georgetown; one daughter, Lisa Conley (Michael A.) of Richmond; one son, Carl “CJ” Tackett, Jr. (Aimee) of Lexington; two sisters, Helen Antle and Angie Goss (Paul) both of Lexington; three grandchildren, Cody, Cory, and Skylar, and several nieces and nephews.
I addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Leslie, Harold, Gene, Glenmore, and James Tackett.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, Richmond, with Carl J. Tackett, Jr. as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery at Waco. Visitation will be from 11 AM until service time on Sunday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Carl J. Tackett, Jr., Mike Conley, Cody Conley, Cory Conley, Gary Stanfield and Harry Stanfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Boy Scout Troup 911, c/o Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, P O Box 596, Richmond, KY 40476

Rebecca Faye Whiting
Rebecca Faye Whiting

Rebecca Whiting

Rebecca Whiting, 55, of Gwinnett County, Georgia, was born on October 17, 1961, in Richmond, Kentucky. She was called home on October 23, 2016. She was the daughter of William Henry Whiting and Nora May Whiting.

She was the mother of Lakesha Whiting and grandmother of Keya. She grew up in a household with all her siblings in Richmond Ky. She later moved to Gwinnett county Ga, where she remained the rest of her days. Rebecca Whiting is lovingly remembered by her father, William Henry Whiting; her sisters: Sharon Whiting, Sylvia Whiting, Wanda Whiting, Flossie Whiting, Christina Whiting and her brother, William Joseph Whiting; her daughter, Lakesha Whiting and granddaughter, Keya Whiting. Nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews, her many cousins and dear friends.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 AM Wednesday, November 9th, 2016, at the First Baptist Church on Francis Street, Richmond, KY, with Rev. Robert Blythe officiating. Friends will be received after 9 AM at the church. Burial will follow in the Speedwell Cemetery in Madison County. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge.

U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force

Gary Eugene Costilow

Gary Eugene Costilow, 82, of Richmond, died Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at the Lee County Care and Rehab facility in Beattyville, Ky. He was born in Grenada, MS, on October 6, 1934, and was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Darlene Couch Costilow.

He was a retired U S Air Force Master Sergeant serving during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and a retired businessman. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Delvin Reese officiating. Entombment will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 12 PM until service time.

Minnie Frances House
Minnie Frances House

Minnie Frances House

Minnie Frances Hale House, 84, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016. She was born in Madison Co., Ky. on June 5, 1932, the daughter of John Burchell and Minnie Betty Gulley Hale and was the widow of Ray N. Estes and Millard I. House.

A former employee of Westinghouse and Sears, she was a homemaker and a member of the Antioch Christian Church.

Survivors include two sons, Ray B. Estes (Peggy) and Mason G. Estes (Joan); a daughter, Terresa Davis Neal (Clyde); one step-son, Claude T. House (Sherry); a step-daughter, Nora Ruth Tipton (Donnie); four grandchildren, Earl Ray Neal (Holly), Pamela Sherri Estes Harrrison, Terry Noel Estes (Farrah) and John Coleman Estes; three step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:30 AM Monday at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Brad Walden and Bro. Joe Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Middleton, Francis Spalding, James Newman, Donald Wayne Short, Randal Webb and Cameron Garrett. Honorary Pallbearers will be Don Long, Armon Sanders, Robert Day, Carroll Perkins, Wayne Perkins and Marshal Drury.

Expressions of Sympathy may be made to Antioch Christian Church or Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Donald Smith
Donald Smith

Donald Smith

Donald Smith, 82, passed away Thursday morning, November 10, 2016, at The Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington. Mr. Smith was born on May 12, 1934 in Jackson County, Kentucky, the son of the late Morgan B. and Vada Gilbert Smith.

He was a retired Grounds Superintendent at The University of Kentucky.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years: Mary Ray Smith; one son: Cyle Smith (Samantha); three daughters: Brenda Gale Smith (Randall Sizemore), Lorna Jean May (John) and Paula Jane Smith; one sister: Wanda Lois Lohman; six grandchildren: Kyle Smith, Savannah May, Candice May, Sherrie Smith, Jaclyn Smith and Zachary May and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother: Ronald Smith and a sister: Gladys Genene Daily.

Service 7:00 PM Monday evening at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Chaplain Keith Taylor officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Monday evening at the funeral home.

Wanda Hacker
Wanda Hacker

Wanda Hacker

Wanda Hacker, 84, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday afternoon, November 9, 2016. Mrs. Hacker, the daughter of the late Oscar and Catherine Philpot Hacker, was born in Clay County, Kentucky on March 21, 1932.

She was a retired sales clerk for Rite-Aid Drugs and was a former sales associate for Dawahares in Lexington. She was a member of The First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter: Belinda L. Rice; one grandson: Shon White (Brigitte); one great-grandchild: Victoria White; one great-great-grandchild: Julia Hart; a sister-in-law: Shirley Hacker, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents; she was preceded in death by her sister: Patricia Johnson; a brother: Warden P. Hacker and infant brother: Dewey Hacker.

A service to remember the life of Wanda Hacker will be held at 7:00 PM Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Fort officiating. The burial service will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday in the Richmond Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Saturday prior to the service.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Reather Simpson
Reather Simpson

Reather Simpson

Reather Simpson, 94, of Richmond, widower of Della B. Long Simpson, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016. He was born in Garrard County, Ky., on February 23, 1922, the son of the late Frank Simpson and Bessie Cheeks Curtis.

Mr. Simpson was a U. S. Navy Veteran of World War II. He was a farmer, a skilled carpenter and concrete worker. Through his life, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, yard sales and flea markets. He was a long time member of Clarksville Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for many years.

Survivors include two sons, James Edward Simpson (Ruthann) and Tommy Simpson (Debbie); four daughters, Wilma Smith (Ernie), Myrtle Lovell, Carolyn Adkinson (Mike) and Doris Gray (Russell); one brother, Glenmore Curtis; one sister, Louise Winkler; a son-in-law, Frank Minerich; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Charlene Minerich and Lillian (Grevis) Simpson; two brothers, Bill Curtis and Willie Curtis, Jr.; a sister, Rosella Whitaker.

Family wishes to especially thank his daughter-in-law, Debbie Simpson and granddaughter, Belinda Poynter for their gentle loving care and dedication.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:30 PM Monday, November 14, 2016, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Floyd Isaacs and Bro. Scott Guiley officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery with full military honors observed. Visitation will be after 1 PM Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Travis Simpson, Jerry Gray, Anthony Eversole, Garrison Gray, Reather Keith Simpson, Jonathan Adkinson, James Vallandingham and Mike Adkinson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Raz Adkinson, Tinker Simpson, Audie Reather Thomas and Dale Carson Thomas.

E. Jean Watson
E. Jean Watson

E. Jean Watson

Ms. E. Jean Watson, 78, passed away Wednesday November 9, 2016, at the Kenwood Health & Rehab Center with her daughters by her side. She was born on June 6, 1938, in Wayne Co., Kentucky to the late Isaac and Evy Sweet Watson.

She was a lifelong seamstress working at various Dry Cleaners in Richmond & Berea, including NU-Way, Begley’s and Richmond Tailor Shop.

Ms. Watson is survived by: her two daughters, Billie Jean Cook, and Patricia Anne Brock; two grandchildren, Ben Cook and Becky Jean Cook; and one brother, Dan Watson (Lorene).

She was preceded in death by her eight brothers and sisters: Clayburn, Oliver, Geneva, Dessie, Dona Mae, Bessie, Gracie and Gladys.

The Family will receive family and friends for a time of visitation from 6-9PM Monday, November 14, 2016, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond.
Private services will be held with burial to follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens.

Anna Lee Jones
Anna Lee Jones

Anna Lee Jones

Mrs. Anna Lee (Vanzant) Jones, 65, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016, at the Baptist Health Care in Corbin, KY., with family by her side. Mrs. Jones was born on November 19, 1950, in Orlando, KY., to the late William Thomas and Ella (Mink) Vanzant.

On Feburary 14, 1998, she was united in Holy Matrimony to William M. Jones. She worked for Lighthouse Home Products and enjoyed flowers, crafts and cats.

Those left to celebrate her life are her husband of 18 years William M. Jones; her brothers Clinton E. (Kay) Vanzant of Berea, KY., Quinton (Myrtle) Vanzant of Mt. Healthy, OH., Roger Dale (Janice) Vanzant of Mt. Vernon, KY., and Clarence Wayne (Irene Graves) Vanzant of Orlando, KY; as well as a host of friends and neighbors.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Jones was predeceased by her sisters Naomi Odessa Allen & infant Oneida Faye Vanzant.

Funeral service for Mrs. Anna Lee (Vanzant) Jones will be held Wednesday, November 9th at 1pm with a visitation beginning at 10am at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals with Bro. Tommy Miller officiating. Burial will follow at the Vanzant Cemetery.

Casketbearers will be Dwayne Goforth, John Bustle, Eddie Gabbard and Michael Smith.

Seab Anglin

Seab Anglin, 73, of McKee, passed away Sunday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. A native of Madison County, he was the son of the late Isaac and Nettie Jenkins Anglin.

Mr. Anglin was a farmer known for his ability to raise huge gardens and his hobby of collecting knives.

Survivors include his son, Brian (wife Andrea) Anglin; his daughter, Melissa (husband Wayne) Gibson; his brother, Paul (wife Vada) Gibson; and his grandchildren, Shayla and Kacey Gibson, Siobhan, Haley, Ruby, Nathaniel, Caideen Anglin.

Services will be at 1pm on Wednesday, November 9th at the Lewis Funeral Home with Brown. Vester Alexander officiating. Burial will follow in the Hayden-Rose Cemetery in Madison County. Friends may call anytime after 11am.

Anna V. Smith

Anna V. Smith, age 67, of Grindstone Road in Irvine, passed away Saturday, November 12, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond following a long illness.  She was born July 23, 1949, in Estill County, a daughter of the late Laffayett and Lana Arvin Smith. 

She was retired from Trane and had lived in Estill County most of her life.  She was a member of the Drip Rock Baptist Church. 

She is survived by: Her Husband: Buddy Wayne Lairson, A Daughter: Leona Sue Griffin of Estill Co., A Son: Laffayett Dean Rader of Lexington, 1 Step-Daughter: Brenda Gail Wheeler of Massachusetts, A Step-Son: Buddy Wayne Lairson Jr. of Oklahoma, 2 Sisters: Alma Cain Fowler of Estill Co., Wilma Harris of Lexington, 2 Brothers: Curvin Smith of Lexington, Eldon Smith of  Jackson Co. and 3 Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Keith Carr and Bro. Darrell Isaacs with burial to follow in the West Bend Cemetery.  Friends may call after 11 AM Tuesday until service time.

Jesse Lutes Jr.

Jesse Lutes Jr. age 88, of Winn Avenue in Winchester passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the Clark County Hospital following a long illness.  He was born September 6, 1928 in Bourbon County and was the son of the late Jesse and Cora Mae Hall Lutes. 

He was a farmer and had lived in Bourbon County most of his life. 

He is survived by: His wife: Louwanda Berryman Lutes, 2 Daughters: Peggy Rice & husband, Steven of Florida, Pam Lockaby & husband, Daniel of Somerset, 2 Sisters: Virgie Wilson of Madison Co., Margie Richardson of  Estill Co., 1 Brother:  Forrest Lutes of Estill Co., 4 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great Grandchild.

He was preceded in death by 3 sisters; Allene Rose, Betty Patrick and Minnie Johnson and 3 brothers; Roy, Johnny and Russell Lutes.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, November 14, 11 AM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Bobby Stone.  Burial will be at the Richardson & Lutes Family Cemetery.  Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Sunday at the Funeral Home.

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