OBITUARIES APR.16-23, 2017

Stella Lucille Miller

Stella Lucille Miller

Stella Lucille Van Winkle Miller, age 77, widow of Howard Miller, died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Berea Health & Rehab. Mrs. Miller was a native of Berea, KY, born to the late Charles and Malissie Whittemore Van Winkle.

She was of the Baptist faith, and a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved to work in her flower gardens and to prepare meals for family and friends. Before retiring, she was employed by Berea Hospital.

Other than her parents and husband she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sandra Miller; two brothers, Charles Van Winkle, Jr., and Elwin Van Winkle; a sister, Etta Mae Gadd; two grandchildren, Malissa Miller, and Jeremy Miller.

Mrs. Miller is survived by her sons, Rev. Wayne Miller of Berea, KY., Randy Miller and his wife Pam of Florence, KY., and Danny Miller and his wife Tammy of Mount Vernon, KY.; a nephew she considered her own, Greg Powell and his wife Gayle; her brother, Forester Van Winkle of Berea, KY.; seven grandchildren, Jason, Faith, Jenny, Madisan, and Logan Miller, Sadie, and Garrett Powell; two great-grandchildren, Christian and Melissa Duff.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Monday, April 24, 2017 at Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Van Winkle officiating. Burial will follow in the Chasteen Cemetery in Rockcastle County. Visitation will be 5-9 pm Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the funeral home.

Her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Betty Williams

Betty Williams

Betty Blanche Clark Williams, age 88, widow of Claude Williams, Jr. died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Berea Health & Rehab. A native of Berea she was born May 2nd, 1928 to the late Mark H. and Katherine Mize Clark.

Mrs. Williams was of the Baptist faith, she was retired from Phillips Lighting in Richmond. Mrs. Williams was known for her knowledge of antiques especially cherry furniture and glass ware.

She enjoyed playing cards and was an avid U.K. Basketball fan, she was also a member of the Lexington Chapter of the D.A.R.

Other than her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her siblings, Samuel Clark, Bernice Wade, and Beula Ruth Clark.

Mrs. Williams is survived by her children, James E. “Jim” Williams and his wife Randi of Nashville, TN., John C. “Jack” Williams and his wife Brenda, of Richmond, KY., Joan Carol Williams and her husband Homer of Berea, KY., and William “Bill” Williams of Richmond, KY., her sister, Vera Fern Rector of Columbus, OH., and four grandchildren, Gerald Clark Jones of Frankfort, KY., Jennifer Sparks Price of Paint Lick, KY., Brian K. Williams of Paint Lick, KY., and Jill Denise Carney of Knoxville, TN., also survive.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Slemp officiating, burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until service time.

Pallbearers will be, Kenny Clark, Joseph Price, Merle Bryant, Brian K. Williams, and Richard Carney.

Nannie Frances Miller

Nannie Frances Miller

Nannie Frances Miller, age 89, of Berea, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017 at her home. Frances was born in Berea, Kentucky to the late Robert and Mabel Powell Pigg.

She was a homemaker and member of the Silver Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband Oliver Miller, one brother George Curtis Pigg, one sister Martha Evelyn Todd, one grandson Michael Lee Roberts and one great grandchild Olivia Lanham.

She is survived by her six children Joyce (Ashley) Drinnon, Claudia (Danny) Roberts, Brenda (Bill) Denny, Paula Sanders, Doug Miller, and Bobby (June) Miller; three siblings Gladys (Del) Borders, Otis (Verna) Pigg, and John Ellis (Linda) Pigg; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11am Monday, April 24, 2017 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6-9 pm at the funeral home.

William Eddie Lynch

William Eddie Lynch age 53, husband of Debra Brown Lynch, died suddenly April 20, 2017 at his home in Berea. William was born in Hamilton Ohio to the late Adolph and Barbara Ann Clark Lynch Estes.

He was a roofer by trade. William is survived by his wife Debra Brown Lynch, his siblings Rick Lynch and Darlia Jean Lynch-Martin, and Rhonda Sue Lynch, his step children Shawna (Danny) Tolson, Lindsey (Graham) Helmen, and grandchildren Alexis Helmen, Emmerson Coffey, Tyler Helmen, Matthew Coffey, and Kiera Coffey.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday April 25, 2017 at 8 pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea, family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Tuesday at the Funeral Home.

Joyce Wallace

Joyce Wallace

Joyce Helton Wallace, age 83, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington. Joyce was born in Sloans Valley, Kentucky to the late Everett and Maggie Toney Helton.

She was a homemaker and member of the Galilee Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband Lowell Edward Wallace and one brother Hugh Helton.

She is survived by her loving son Kevin Wallace, and his wife Vivian of Richmond, one sister Louise Pierce and two granddaughters Stacie Wallace and Sabrina Wallace.

Funeral services will be 2pm Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Bro. Willie Gordon and Bro. Lee Abney officiating. Burial will follow in the Sloans Valley Cemetery in Pulaski County. Visitation will be Saturday from 11am – 2pm at the funeral home.

Active pallbearers will be Ray Phillips, Larry Collins, Billy Welch, Clifford Casteel, Leon Smith and Johnny Wynn. Honorary bearers will be Junior and Janie Lake, Art and Loretta VanWinkle, Buddy and Nina Boykin, and Lavonda Phillips.

Roger Dean Alexander

Roger Dean Alexander, 80, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017. He was the husband of Nellie Evans Alexander.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home in trusted with the arrangements.

Harvey Gene Holland

Harvey Gene Holland of Berea, KY, passed away after a long illness, on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at U.K. Hospital in Lexington. Harvey was born June 19, 1944, in Richmond, KY to the late Harvey W. Holland and Carrie L. Holland Henry.

He was a retired auto body mechanic and spent several years raising registered German Shepherd Police Dogs, and owning several that he dearly loved and enjoyed. He was a talented musician, loved bluegrass and country music. He played several instruments, including guitar, banjo, mandolin and dulcimer.

He is survived by: his wife, Tammy Holland, of Berea, KY; his mother, Carrie L. Holland Henry; a daughter, Jeanna Holland (Donald) Howell, of Richmond, KY; two sisters, Donna (George) Lillis, of Georgetown, KY, Patsy (Paul) Saylor, of Richmond, KY; two grandchildren, Noah Howell, of Richmond, KY, and Karie Howell, of Louisville, KY; two great grandchildren, Kylie and Bryson Howell, of Richmond, KY; one aunt, Jean Sams, of Michigan. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Funeral Home.

Amy Marie Agee

Amy Marie Land Agee, 98, the widow of Robert Agee, passed away Friday April 21, 2017 at Baptist Health in Richmond.

Funeral services for Amy will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the funeral home.

Tim Conn

Tim Conn

Tim Conn, 68, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at his home. Born on October 9, 1948 in Floyd County, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Crit and Eula Smiley Conn.

Mr. Conn was a retired Pharmacist and a member of the New Hope Freewill Baptist Church of Richmond, KY. He lived for his church and his children.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Conn of Richmond, KY; one daughter, Tammy Frazier (Ryan) of Richmond, KY; one brother, Randy Conn (Karen) of Florence, KY; three grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew and Elijah Frazier; several nephews, nieces and great nephews and nieces.

Funeral service for Mr. Conn will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Tim McClanahan, Barry Clark, and Mike Puckett officiating the services. Entombment will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 – 9 PM Saturday at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Conn, Charles Conn, Cain Maynard, Dean Smiley, Ernie Smiley and Aaron Compton. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew, Andrew and Eli Frazier.

Donations in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Ronald McDonald House Charities at RMHC.org.

John Howard

John Howard

John B. “Mutt” Howard, 88, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at his home. Born June 24, 1928, at Valley View, Kentucky, in Madison County, he was the son of John H. and Ida Lackey Howard, both of whom preceded him in death.

Mr. Howard was a retired Mill Wright and a US Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 70 years and was an avid fisherman his entire life. He was a member of Madison Hills Christian Church and of the Old School Custom Car Club.

Survivors include his loving wife Betty Jean Lowery Howard of Richmond; three sons, Daniel Wayne Howard (Deborah), Dale Edward Howard (Sherry) and Dean Stewart Howard (Jewel) all of Lexington;
seven grandchildren, Amanda Evans, Kyle Howard, Jordan Howard (Shawna), Ashley Combs (Lucas), Brooke Vaughn (Mikel), Jacob Howard, and Hayden Howard; Great-grandchildren, Zac Jinez, Adriana Jinez, Emmett Combs, Payton Evans, Elliott Combs, Connor Howard, Ezra Combs and Eisley Combs. And his special caregivers who allowed him to live his life out fully at home.

Funeral service for Mr. Howard will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Rev. Martin Frazer officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 – 9 PM Friday at the funeral home.

Grandsons and grandsons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Old School Custom Car Club (to benefit the Angel Tree Foundation), 597 Bullrush Trace, Lexington, KY 40509

Virginia Sweeney

Virginia Katheryne Sweeney, 89, of Richmond, passed away peacefully at her home Sunday, April 16, 2017, after a long illness. She was born May 16, 1927, in Middletown, Kentucky to the late Edward Lee Williams (and Ruth) and the late Leona Irene Martin Williams, and was the widow of Richard C. Sweeney.

A loving mother and housewife, Virginia was the former owner and operator of Mt. Villa Motel in Mt. Vernon. She served as a volunteer at the former Pattie A Clay Hospital for over seven years and was a member of Madison Hills Christian Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Sandra K. Kidd (Jeff) of Richmond; two sisters, Danise Jackson (Don) of Lake Wales, Florida and Martha Mae Hodge (John) of Louisville, KY; Grandchildren Jennifer Hacker, Erica Gibson (John), Cassie Kidd; great-grandchildren, Rayelle Gilchrist, John Gibson, Jeffrey Gibson; two special great-granddaughters, Marley and Ariah Tillman. She also leaves two brothers-in-law, Lawrence Gupton (Audrey), George Gupton (Carolyn); sister-in-law, LaVerne Crawley (Dennis), as well as her loving caregivers, Ashley Watkins, Cindy Smith, Jericca Watkins and Jaylin Watkins.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert L. Williams, Sr.

Funeral service for Virginia will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Marty Frazer officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Kidd, Donald Jackson, John Gibson, Richard “Dick” Fess, Tim Crawley, Greg Watkins, Dan Bodine, and Carl Short.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Madison Hills Christian Church Building Fund, 960 Red House Road, Richmond, KY 40475

Lelia Isaacs

Lelia Isaacs, 87, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Baptist Health – Lexington. She was born, September 14, 1929, to the late Wilgus and Ethel Rose Isaacs.

Lelia was a retired Ford Motor Company employee and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include one brother, Happy C. Isaacs, of Sandgap, KY and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation or public service at this time.

Laura Ann Biggs

Laura Ann Biggs, 48, of Richmond, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017. She was born in Richmond, KY on August 8, 1968, to James Napier and the late Charlotte Hoskins Camper.

She was a nurse’s assistant having worked at the Kenwood & Madison Manor nursing homes.

In addition to her father, she is survived by, her grandmother, Frances Hoskins; three sons, Paul Biggs, James Biggs (Kayla), and David Biggs; two brothers; three sisters; five grandchildren as well as one on the way.

She was also preceded in death by her grandfather, Harlan Hoskins and her son, Anthony Biggs

Funeral Services will be conducted at 3:30 PM Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Guiley officiating. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will be after 1 PM Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Rhonda Welch Stevens

Rhonda Welch Stevens

Rhonda Welch Stevens,59, passed away on April 20th, 2017 at the St. Joseph Hospice Center after a struggle with cancer. She was bone June 28th, 1957, a daughter of the late John and Mary Welch.

She is survived by her companion and caretaker Anthony King, Sr.; her children Logan Tipton, Melissa Tipton, and Autumn Caudill; five grandchildren Ahnna Tipton, Alexius Caudill, Harrison Tipton, Kellan Tipton, and Ryker Neely.

Additional survivors include her siblings, John (and wife Phylilis) Welch, Brenda (and husband Fred) Anderson, Pat (and husband Frank) Wall, Tom (and wife Jennifer) Welch; one nephew Jeff (and wife Rhonda) Welch;a niece Molly Welch; a great-niece Avery Welch; great nephew Cannon Welch.

Services will be held at 3:00 pm, Wednesday, April 26th, at Heritage Funeral Home, Richmond with Chaplin Michael Sibley officiating. Friends may call from 1:00 pm until service time Wednesday. Private burial will follow.

In lieu of flowers, and because of her love for animals, Rhonda requested contributions to be made to your local Humane Society.

Gary Lee Day

Gary Lee Day

Gary Lee Day, 51 of Brodhead, passed away Friday, April 21st, 2017 at the Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was born on November 25th, 1965 to the Charles Edward & Betty Lou (Ross) Day.

He was a highway worker by trade and enjoyed collecting Knives, Baseball Cards and Marbles.

Those left to celebrate his life are: his children Shadoe Day of Brodhead, KY., Jordan Chase Brown & Shyanna Grace Denny; his loving fiancée Melissa Rena Brown; his grandson Damian Shayde Day; his brother Charles Arthur Jr. (Virginia) Day of Berea, KY.; his sister Shirley Ann Hopkins of Mt. Vernon, KY.; his uncles Arthur Ray Ross & Jerry Ross both of Brodhead, KY.; as well as many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Charles Edward Day.

Visitation for Gary will be held on Monday, April 24th, 2017 from 12-2pm at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals. Funeral services will begin at 2pm with Bro. Steve Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Piney Grove Cemetery.

Anthony Glenn Freeman

Anthony Glenn Freeman, age 63, husband of Linda McDaniel Freeman, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017, at the University of Kentucky Hospital following a brief illness.  Born July 28, 1953, in Richmond, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Jesse and Mary Ella Wood Freeman.

He attended public schools at Hargett Elementary School and Estill County High School.  He was the owner of his company, Freeman Excavating, in partnership with Gary Mullins. Glenn was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, and a caring and supportive friend and co-worker to all who knew him.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 3 Children Candy (Ron) Jackson of Berea, Christopher Glenn Freeman of Manchester, Kim Freeman (Jason Little) of Winchester, 7 Grandchildren Brooke Jackson, Hunter Jackson, Kevin Freeman, Kyle Freeman, Meadow Little, Miley Little and Mark Little.

Glenn also leaves to mourn his passing a sister, Rosetta Kay (Henry) Sandidge of Nicholasville, and brother, Phillip (Gail) Freeman of Irvine, three nephews, Juneau (Mary) Calmes of Georgetown, Brandon (Betty) Freeman of Irvine and Casey Freeman (Olivia Crowe) of Irvine; an uncle, Ed (Ruth) Wood of Winchester and an aunt, Darlene Freeman of Winchester; a host of great-nephews, great-nieces, and cousins; and many friends and co-workers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Clifton Freeman.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 21, 10 AM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Scott Beauchamp.  Burial will be at the Rose-Freeman Cemetery.  Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Thursday at the Funeral Home.

Fonzer C. Clemons

Fonzer C. Clemons

Fonzer C. Clemons, age 92 passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at his home. He was born on February 21, 1925 to Curt & Mary Clemons.

He was a lifelong resident of the Kerby Knob community of Jackson County. He was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific Theater and a retiree of the Bluegrass Army Depot. He was a member of Kerby Knob Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Thelma Powell Clemons, by a daughter Judy Clemons Ross and a grandson, Ray Curtis Clemons.

He is survived by four sons, Chesley (JoAnn) Clemons of Kerby Knob; Donald (Joyce) Clemons of Richmond; Gene (Valerie) Clemons of Walnut Cove, North Carolina; and Jack (Louise) Clemons of Berea; a daughter, Kay (Tim) Jordan of Berea; a sister, Elaine Miller of Kerby Knob; a son in law, Joe Ross of Frankfort; by thirteen grandchildren: Sandra Buckner; C.C. Clemons; Craig Clemons; Nikki Madden; Donette Cunigan; Chris Ross; Kimberly Taylor; Curt Clemons; Veronica Moore; Melissa Green; Heather Hunt; Shilo Clemons; and Justin Clemons; by 22 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren, and by his faithful dog Bess.

Funeral service 1:00PM Friday, April 21, 2017 at Kerby Knob Baptist Church with Bro. Darren Hisel officiating. Burial followed in the Kerby Knob Cemetery. Visitation 6:00 P.M. Thursday April 20, 2017 at the Funeral Home also 11:00 A.M. Friday until the Funeral Hour. Lakes Funeral Home McKee is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be his sons and sons in law.

Samuel Keith Kilburn

Samuel Keith Kilburn

Samuel Keith Kilburn, better known as Sam was born October 27, 1947 in Oneida and departed this life Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at his residence, being 69 years of age. He was the son of the late Clarence & Ada (Fields) Kilburn.

Sam is survived by his loving wife Joetta (Spurlock) Kilburn. He is also survived by a brother, Denver Kilburn and his wife Lucy of Cincinnati, OH and two sisters, Anna Mae Duncan and her husband Ernest and Carol Whitaker and her husband Coleman all of Richmond. Sam was blessed with one special niece Caira Spurlock Aldridge along with other nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Sam was also preceded in death by three brothers, C.M Kilburn Jr., David Kilburn and Frank Kilburn.

Sam was a member and a deacon of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and was a veteran of the United States Army.

Funeral service 2:00 PM Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Gary Farmer officiating. Burial was in the Farmer Cemetery. Visitation will be at 12 Noon Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Funeral Home.

David Dewayne Sparks

David Dewayne Sparks

David Dewayne Sparks was born March 15, 1979 in Richmond, KY and departed this life Monday, April 17, 2017 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Berea being 38 years of age. He was the son of Brenda J. Bowles Gray and the late John C. Sparks Jr.

In addition to his mother, David is survived by his step-father Vernon Gray of Sand Gap and his step-mother Katrina Sparks of McKee and his aunt, Joyce Gay of McKee. He is also survived by two children; Ryan Long of Rockcastle County and Kirsten Sparks. Other survivors include by three siblings; John Cevin Sparks and his wife Jessica of Sand Gap, Jesy Tyrell Sparks of McKee, and Kody Katrell Bingham and her husband Brian of Tyner.

He was also blessed with three nephews, Maverick Sparks, Blake Sparks, Briley Bingham; one niece Kassidy Bingham and by his best friend, Mitchell Bowles.

Funeral services held at 2:00pm Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Lakes Funeral Home in McKee with Bro. Brian Gabbard and Bro. Everett Smith officiating. Burial following in the Salt Rock Cemetery. Visitation was at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers being Mitchell Bowles, Curt Bowles, Jesy Sparks, Ike Parsons, Maverick Sparks, and Blake Sparks.

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