Beth Conner

Beth Conner

Beth Conner, 92, widow of Rev. Kale Conner, died Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the Berea Health and Rehabilitation Center. Beth was born in North Carolina to the late Robert and Elba Bennett Hawes.

She was a loving mother to her children and very active with the family business, Conner Woodworks. She was a member of the Middletown Baptist Church. Beth was also preceded in death by a grandson, Robert Bruce Woods, and her siblings: Emma Laye Gore, Robert, Douglas, and Merle Hawes.

Beth is survived by her children Peggy (Rev. Bill) Woods, of Berea, and Sarah (Earl) Botkin, of Conway, SC; her brother, Maurice Joe Hawes, of Shallotte, NC; her sister, Raye Troutman, of Greenville, NC; her grandchildren: Matthew (Britta) Woods, Mark (Sarah) Woods, and Valerie Botkin; and great grandchildren: Trevor, Hailey, Emily, Ethan, Eli, and Evan Woods, Trey and Cole Stewart.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 2 P.M. at Lakes Funeral Home Berea, with Rev. Kenny Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5-9 pm at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Trevor, Ethan, Eli and Evan Woods, Trey and Cole Stewart. Honorary pallbearers will be: Bill, Matthew, Mark, Hailey, and Emily Woods, and Earl Botkin.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Beth can be sent to the Resident Fund at Berea Health and Rehabilitation, 601 Richmond Rd. North, Berea, KY 40403.

Monte Taylor White

Monte Taylor White, age 80, widower of Marjorie Farris White, died Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Madison Health & Rehab in Richmond. Mr. White was born May 22, 1936 in Berea, KY., to the late Walker and Glendon Reynolds White.

Monte was an employee at the old Sinclair filling station in his youth, was retired from Square D in Lexington, and a U.S. Army Veteran. He was an avid fisherman (a passion he shared with his wife), hunter, and birder; Monte was also well known for his love for and knowledge of classic cars, enthusiastically raising chickens, and making exceptional barbecue sauce. Monte was a member of First Baptist Church of Berea at Middletown.

Other than his wife and parents he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Walker White, Jr., and George White.

Monte is survived by his children, Yvonne “Peaches” (Chris) Parks of Richmond, KY., Marsha Marie White of Louisville, KY., Marc Anthony White and Marvin McKinley White both of Richmond, KY., a brother, Ken (Faye) White of Berea, KY., five sisters, Elizabeth Denny, Juanita (Lucian) Hughley, Lois Rice all of Berea, Ky., Shirley (Jack) Jackson of Dayton, OH., Jackie (John S. Jr.) Walker, of Berea, KY. Four grandchildren, Shon, David, Derrick, and Whitney Parks all of Richmond, KY and three great-grandchildren, Tayson Parks, Demari Parks, and Jaron Campbell all of Richmond, KY. Many nieces, nephews, and friends also survive.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Ferrell Farris officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday, May 15, 2017, from 5-9 pm at the funeral home.

Mark White, David Parks, Shon Parks, Tayson Parks, and Greg Kennedy will serve as Pallbearers.

In Lieu of flowers contributions suggested to, Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive Berea, KY 40403 or Madison County Animal Shelter, 1386 Richmond Road, Berea, KY 40403.

John Wayne Alcorn

John Wayne Alcorn

John Wayne Alcorn age 71 departed his Earthly Body May 9, 2017 to be with his Heavenly Father and Family in Heaven. He was the son of the Late Johnny and Rebecca Alcorn.

He was a member of Cartersville Holiness Church. He lived in Berea all his life. He was employed over the years as a truck driver for Dollar General, worked in maintenance for Berea Hospital, McDonalds in Richmond, and retired from Walmart after 16 years. He loved playing music at festivals, nursing homes, a lot of churches, even entertaining people on his street with his front porch pickin’. He was a member of three different music bands over his lifetime, The Wings of Love, 5-Strings of Bluegrass. And his last group was Canaan Bound. He made several tapes over the years, anyone that knew him, knew he could bring out his Banjo or Guitar and just play music anywhere.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years. Clydia Alcorn. His children were his pet dogs who he loved dearly. Little Buffy and Sylvester who will miss him. Two brothers, Donald, and Bonnie Alcorn, Bruce, and Karleen Alcorn. Two sisters Patsy and Darrell Isaacs, Connie, and Larry Lewis. Several nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Friday, May 12, 2017 at Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Bruce Alcorn, Bro. Clyde Coffey, and Bro. J.B. Alexander officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-9 pm Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Larry Lewis, Duane Crabtree, Waylon Isaacs, Shane Alcorn, Shannon Sparks, and Ricky Gabbard. Honorary Pallbearers will be Shelly Rapier, Chris, and Jay Croucher and Jason Broughton.

Jessie Goins

Jessie Goins

Jessie Jones Goins, age 97, passed away Saturday May 6, 2017 at the Heartland of Miamisburg in Miamisburg, Ohio. She was born in Hyden Ky. to the late Elijah & Lily Britton Jones.

Being a home maker, Jessie loved to cook, sew, caring for others, and had a strong passion for writing poetry about family and friends. Jessie was of the Nazarene Faith.

Jessie was survived by two daughters, Lois Eileen Berry of Dallas TX., Rita Carol Sexton of Berea, Ky., by three sisters, Ola Jones Abner Moore, Oda Jones Napier, Edna Jones Bowling, by six grandchildren, Sherry Rees, Jackie Clark, Katrina King, Celita Eden, Kevin Childress, by ten great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Carl King Goins, by six brothers, Sherman, Jimmy, Carlos, Cornelius, Omar, and twin brother Charles Jones. Also, preceding Jessie was one grandchild Jeffery Childress.

Funeral service will be 2:00pm Thursday May 11, 2017 at the Madison County Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Rev. Darrel Eden officiating. Entombment in mausoleum will immediately follow service. Visitation will be 12:00pm – 1:30pm Thursday May 11, 2017 at Davis and Powell Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Danny King Jr., Dustin Hutchins, Jacob Hutchins, and Brad Baker.

Nina Elaine Davidson

Nina Elaine Dillingham Davidson, 91, of Richmond, Kentucky, formerly of Mt. Vernon, died Friday, May 12, 2017. She was born February 12, 1926, in Rockcastle County, to Thomas Barto and Lillie Bell Dillingham.

Elaine graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1944, went to Kaufman Beauty School in Lexington, and opened a beauty shop in Mt. Vernon, which she operated for many years. Elaine was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon.

She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Diane Davidson McGuire and son-in-law, Eldon McGuire; granddaughter, Melissa Gilbert Reddix (Timothy); grandson, Braden Gilbert, all of Richmond, KY; and several much loved nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Elaine was also preceded in death by her brothers, Paul, Lance and Owen Dillingham, and sisters, Reva Dillingham Hiatt, Sophia Dillingham Brown, and Yvonne Dillingham Griffin.

Memorial service will be held at a later date with burial in the Hiatt Cemetery in Renfro Valley, Kentucky.

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

Benjamin Eric Dozier

Benjamin Eric Dozier

Benjamin Eric Dozier, 53, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Eric was born on February 12, 1964 in Richmond.

He was the beloved yard foreman at Hager Cabinet and Building Supplies.

Survivors include: his wife, Deanna Leigh Marshall Dozier; his mother, Judy Mastin, of Cynthiana; four brothers, Shane Mastin, Earl Mastin (Stephanie), Emmett Mastin (Amanda), and Lancer Mastin (Leslie); several nieces & nephews; and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, Emmett Mastin.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. James Tyra officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service on Friday.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Childers, Jimmy Ogle, Roy Conner, Johnny McKinney, Robbie Anderson, and Darrell Baker.

Betty Jo Myers

Betty Jo Myers

Betty Jo Myers, 94, the widow of Thomas E. (TE) Myers, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Baptist Health in Richmond. Betty was born November 20, 1922, in Eagle Pass, TX, to the late Charles E. and Emma H. Fulwiler.

Betty retired from the Department of Military Science at EKU where she served as an administrative assistant supporting the EKU R.O.T.C. program. She was a member of the Richmond Church of Christ since 1952.

Betty is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Myers Casey of Birmingham, AL; a son, Thomas E. (Holly) Myers, III of Valrico, FL; a sister-in-law, Reba Myers of Fort Worth, TX; three grandchildren, Michael Allen (Jessica) Casey, Jr; Bradley Thomas Myers; and Brett Wilson Myers as well as two great-grandchildren, Michael Allen Casey, III and Fred Thomas Casey.

Funeral Services for Betty will be held at 12 noon Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Jack Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. – 12 noon on Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Michael A. Casey, Jr., Bradley T. Myers, Brett W. Myers, Dwight McMullin, Millard Middleton, Ron Murray and Doug Vescio. Honorary Pallbearers will be Lisa Murray, Jo Abanatha, Dolly Lynch, Lena Black, Carole Hall, Carol Lawson, Charm Todd, Hannah Gentry, Carolyn Middleton, Gwen McChesney, and Al and Doris Morris.

The family would like to give thanks to the members of the Richmond Church of Christ for all their love and support.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Richmond Church of Christ Building Fund, 1500 Lancaster Road, Richmond, KY 40475.

Mildred Agee

Mildred Agee

Mildred Irvine Applegate Agee, 99, a resident of Kenwood, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at Compassionate Care Center. She was born July 25, 1917 in Madison Co., Ky., the daughter of the late Everett and Alma May Agee Applegate.

She was a member of the Lexington Rd. Church of God and a former member of Kings Tabernacle where she taught Sunday School for many years. She had worked as a laundry attendant at several laundries including Madison Laundry and Broadway Laundry. Her favorite hobbies were playing Bingo, Corn Hole, and working Word Search Puzzles.

She was preceeded in death by her husband, Henry Pope Agee, Sr.; two sons, Everett Charles “Red” Agee and Kenneth Wayne Agee; two daughters, Alma Lee Agee and Dora Etta Burdine; two brothers, J. Applegate and Charles Applegate; three sisters, Lottie Agee, Opal Howard and Jean Long; grandchildren, Dwayne Agee, Everett Agee, Jr., and Kenny Agee.

Survivors include one son, Henry Pope Agee, Jr. (Mary), of Lancaster; 11 grandchildren, Lisa Burkhart, Danny Agee, Keith Agee (Daronda), Marty Agee, Kenya Pearson (Robert), Steve Burdine, Patty Hoover, Kathy Burdine and Stephanie Sanders (Johnny); 17 Great-grandchildren and 11 Great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Lexington Rd. Church of God with Rev. Phillip Payne and Rev. Frank Foster officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-9 Monday at Lexington Rd. Church of God and from 11AM -1 PM Tuesday at the church.

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Opal Warren Smith
Opal Smith

Opal (Warren) Smith of Richmond, died at 2:15 P.M. on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Madison Health & Rehab Center after a brief illness.

She was a native of Madison County and a retired employee of the Kentucky Department of Transportation. Opal loved gardening, loved people and never met a stranger.

She is survived by her sister Elizabeth Jo Bowling; and her longtime friend and companion Ralph Short. She had no children of her own but was blessed with many nieces and nephews: Judy Wells, Tammy (Steve) Ward, Dean (Ginger) Bowling, Michael Bowling, Amy (Ken) Hawkins, Ben Thornton, Fran (Mike) Lowry, Robin Thornton, Dwayne (Paula) Thornton, Debbie Dunk, and David Warren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; James W. Smith, father Johnie Warren, stepmother Vandelia (Dee) Warren, mother Minnie Francis Tevis, stepfather Cecil Tevis, brothers Orville and Dalmus (Peanut) Warren, beloved sister Kathleen (Kathy) Thornton, and beloved niece Linda Gail Weaver.

Funeral Service 2:30 PM Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Burial will be the following week at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation will be after 1:00 PM Saturday at the funeral home.

The family would also like to thank Joanne Snowden, Mrs. Smith’s niece by marriage, for visiting her so faithfully throughout her illness.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to a charity of your choice in Opal’s memory.

William Eugene Dickerson

William Eugene Dickerson

William Eugene “Gene” Dickerson, 55, of Richmond, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017. He was born in Madison County on February 10, 1962, to William Dickerson, and the late Minnie Whittamore Dickerson Lowery.

He worked in concrete for various companies, and was an avid basketball, football and NASCAR fan.

Survivors include: his daughter, Chelsea Moore (Tyler); his step son, Dawson Seth Moore (Kayla); his father, William Dickerson (Sue); one brother, Chris Dickerson; one sister, Tonya Cates (Gary); two grandchildren, Karson & Khole; his sister-in-law and her family whom he made his home with, Sherry Dickerson; nephews, Chris Todd Dickerson & James Dickerson (Fiancee Tracy); and niece Bailey Dickerson; as well as many other nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Rob Dickerson.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Donald William Jones

Donald William Jones

Donald Jones, age 94, of Grand Rapids, MI, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Ruth Jones, and his parents, William J. Jones and Leona Eubank Jones of Oblong, IL.

He served in WWII as a flight engineer and top turret gunner in the Army Air Corps and worked as a truck mechanic until retirement.

He is survived by his children, Paula (Chet Zelasko) Jones of Grand Rapids, MI, Steven (Joy) Jones of Holland, MI; grandchildren Matthew (Kerri) Gunning of Summerville, SC, Lori (Ryan) Kuehl of Kankakee, IL, Ian (Katherine) Jones of Grayson, KY, and three great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service was held.

Raymond Kelly

Raymond Kelly, age 74, of Barnes Mountain Road in Irvine passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at his home following a battle with cancer.  He was born February 18, 1943 in Estill County and was the son of the late William Achilles and Kate Flannery Kelly.  

He was a retired construction worker and had lived in Estill County all his life. 

He is survived by His wife Wilma Newman Kelly, 1 Daughter Lisa Kelly of Estill Co., 3 Sons Wayne Kelly, Kenny Ray Kelly, Raymond Gene Kelly all of Estill Co., 5 Sisters Catherine Jones of Madison Co., Cleta Cox of Indiana, Treva Margison of Estill Co., Ella Arvin of Estill Co., Margaret Grindstaff of Madison Co., 1 Brother G.B. Kelley & wife, Fonda of Estill Co., 6 Grandchildren Brandon Kelly, Andrew Kelly, Phillip Kelly, Cassondra Alexander, Summer Nicole Moore and Naysa Kelly, 5 Great Grandchildren Clayton Nathaniel Alexander, Brooklyn Moore, Jaylen Moore, Benson Kelly and Logan Kelly.

He was preceded in death by 5 sisters; Irene Moon, Jeanette Marshall, Clara Kelly, Claudia Kelly and Nannie Florence.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 13, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Bryant Kibler.  Burial will be at the Roberts Cemetery.  Friends may call after 11 AM Saturday at the Funeral Home.


Teddy R. Scott

Teddy R. Scott, age 71, of Laurel Street in Irvine passed away Monday, May 8, 2017, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond following a short illness.  He was born April 26, 1946 in Ransom, KY and was the son of the late Woodrow and Gladys Blackburn Scott. 

He was a United States Navy veteran and a retired Sherman Williams employee.  He attended the Baptist Church and had lived in Estill County most of his life.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Jones Scott. 

He is survived by 1 Daughter Christina Scott of South Carolina, 1 Son Benjamin Scott of Indiana, 2 Step-Daughters Angie Clowers, Carol Clowers both of Estill Co., 3 Step-Sons Mike Means of Texas,  Stanley Means of Estill Co., Darrell Means of Ohio, 4 Sisters Patsy McClure of Ohio, Peggy Rose of Tennessee, Judy Good of Maryland, Dorothy Steele of Pike Co., 1 Brother Jackie Scott of Ohio, 19 Grandchildren and Several Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by 1 son, David Scott, 1 step-son, Kenneth Therm Means, 1 sister, Bunny DeLauder and 2 brothers; Wilkie Scott and Michael Scott.

Memorial services will be conducted at a later date. Warren F. Toler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Carroll

Raymond Charles Carroll

Raymond Charles Carroll was born September 24, 1940 in East Bernstadt and departed this life Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, being 76 years of age. He was the son of the late Johnny & Opal (Redford) Carroll.

Raymond is survived by two children, Steve Carroll and his wife Angie of Tyner and Tammy Carroll Marcum and her husband Ross of Manchester. He was blessed with seven grandchildren, Danielle, Hunter & Chase Carroll, Lacey, Lexie, Jameson & Jonas Marcum. He is also survived by the following siblings, John Carroll of Nicholasville, Ralph Carroll of Kingston, Ray Carroll of Sparta, Kenneth Carroll of Virginia, Wayne Carroll of Connersville, IN, Wanda Carroll of Berea and Edna Houston of Hamilton, OH.

Funeral service 2:00PM Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. John Carroll officiating.

Violet J Brandenburg

Violet Jean Brandenburg

Violet Jean Flannery Brandenburg of McKee, KY was born July 6th, 1938 in Jackson County, KY to the late Ernest & Nancy J. Flannery. She passed away on May 8, 2017 at the Berea Health Care Center in Berea, KY, being 79 years of age.

Violet Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Brandenburg; sisters, Lorene Morrow, Jeanette Flannery, Alene Haguly, Hilda Kirkpatrick, Marsha Kirkpatrick and Corene Flannery Ethington and brothers, Verlon Flannery, Odell Flannery, Lesley Flannery, Bobby Flannery, Merlin Monroe Flannery, Ralph Oakly Flannery who had all been from Jackson County, KY.

Violet is survived by her daughters, Kimberly Brandenburg Davidson and Tina Gover of McKee and son, Robbie Brandenburg of Lexington. She is also survived by several grandchildren and by five sisters and a brother, Barbara Sue Baxter of Berea, KY, Joyce Flannery of Lexington, KY, Irene (Marvin) McKinney of Frankfort, KY, Rita Porter of Flemingsburg, KY, Ruth Diane Flannery of Annville and Cletis Flannery of Louisville, KY. Violet is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Violet enjoyed gardening, telling jokes and visiting her family and friends, but most of all she loved her children and family with all her heart.
May Violet forever rest in peace.

Funeral service 2:00pm Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Phillip “Worm” Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the Stone Coal Cemetery.

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