OBITUARIES MAY 28 – JUN. 4, 2017

Ruby Riley

Ruby Riley

Ruby Evans Riley, 78, of Paint Lick, died Monday, May 29, 2017 at Bluegrass Hospice Care Center in Lexington. She was a Vanceburg, Kentucky native born April 14, 1939, daughter of the late Harold and Nellie Burton Evans.

She was a former Berea Hospital Central Supply Clerk with 32 years of service, and member of Living Waters Sanctuary Church. Ruby enjoyed singing in church, playing the piano, working in her garden and flowers. Most of all she loved her family, especially playing with her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Survivors include her loving husband, Tom Riley; 5 children, Lonnie Lewis, Diana Burns, Alan “Pete” Riley (Elizabeth), Sharon Isaacs (Mike), Michael Riley; 2 siblings, Richard Evans, Betty McGlone; 15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; as well as numerous relatives, friends, and church family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 son, Perry Riley; 5 great grandchildren, Dylan Lewis, Regina Allen, Perry Pingleton, William Burns, Rebecca Pingleton; and 6 siblings.

Funeral Service 2:00 pm, Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Living Waters Sanctuary Church with Pastor Dale Holman officiating. Burial will follow in the Blair Cemetery in Rockcastle County. Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 pm Wednesday at the church. Pallbearers will be: Lonnie Lewis, Michael Riley, Alan Riley, Charlie Allen, Andy Allen, Gary Pingleton. Honorary Pallbearers: Christopher Riley, Choya Riley.

Reppert Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Fabra Lee Dees
Fabra Lee Dees

Fabra Lee Dees, age 89, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond on Monday morning, May 29, 2017. Fabra was born in Climax to the late John L. and Ella Mae Bowman Young.

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

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband James Dees and one son, James Biggen Dees.

She is survived by eleven children, Wanda (Wayne) Isaacs, Lloyd (Donna) Dees, Anna (Jerry) Shelton, Eugene (Roxie) Dees, Viola “Shug” Gilbert, Johnny Dees, Joe (Lois) Dees, Robbie (Lisa) Dees, Billy Ray Dees, Mark Wayne Dees, and Luke Dees; one brother Ralph (Ann) Young; one sister Odella Powell; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2pm, Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Clear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Owens and Rev. Billy Long officiating. Burial will follow on horse drawn carriage to Dees-Harding Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6-9 pm at Clear Creek Baptist Church.

Active pallbearers will be Jeff Isaacs, Tommy Dees, Mike Dees, Tiny Weaver, Robert Dees, Curtis Northern, Sam Dees, Logan Dees, Jeffery Dale Isaacs, Jerimiah Dees, Lloyd Dees Jr., and J. W. Croucher.

Mildred McCollum

Mildred McCollum

Mildred McCollum, age 87, of McCollum Road in Mt. Vernon, passed away, Monday, May 29, 2017 at her home. Mildred was born in Rockcastle County to the late Arthur and Mary Saylor Anderkin.

She was a retired dietician aide at Berea Hospital and a member of the Valley Baptist Church. She was a loving mom, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She had a heart of gold and loved being with her family. She was loved and known by all as mamaw.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her loving husband Roy McCollum, one daughter Marcella Coffey, five brothers and five sisters.

She is survived by her five children, Mary (Bobby) Smith of Paint Lick, Roy McCollum, Johnny (Carol) McCollum, Robby (Gina) McCollum, and Rita (Joe) McIntosh all of Berea; one sister Margie Malone of Mt. Vernon; 13 grandchildren Penny Edwards, Donnie Coffey, Jenny Tracey, Janie King, Kenny Smith, Kathy Hume, Roy Edward McCollum, Marvin McCollum, Shawna Beckwith, David McCollum, Kendra Rodriguez, Brandon McIntosh, and Timothy McIntosh; 25 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1pm, Friday, June 2, 2017 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Rev. Kenny Felty and Rev. Tony Shelton officiating. Burial will follow in the Scaffold Cane Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6-9 pm at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be her great grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be the rest of the great grandchildren.

Edith Coffey

Ms. Edith Coffey, 86, of Richmond, passed away Friday morning, June 2, 2017, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center. She was born in Wayne County Kentucky on December 30, 1930, to the late Walter and Effie Lair Coffey.

She was a lifelong farmer and was a member of the Flatwoods Christian Church in Waco.

Ms. Coffey is survived by: one son, Dan McMillin; two sisters, Carla Compton and Doris Martin; six grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Coffey.

Graveside Services will be conducted at 2:30 PM Sunday, June 4, 2017, at the Flatwoods Cemetery, 263 College Hill Road, Waco, with Bro. Walter Compton and Bro. Tim Jones officiating.
The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Betsy Wiseman

Betsy Wiseman

Mrs. Betsy Shearer Wiseman, 92, of Richmond, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Wiseman was born on May 6, 1925 in Madison County to the late Ben and Mary Moore Shearer.

She was retired from Eastern Kentucky University having worked for many years as a cashier in the bookstore. She enjoyed watching sports, especially girls softball and UK Basketball. She was a member of the Baptist Faith.

She is survived by: her son, Greg Wiseman (Maureen); two grandchildren, Brooke Wiseman (Fiancé Matt Randall) & Cody Wiseman; her dog, Cal; a special friend, Peggy Ochs; two caregivers, Linda Sizemore and Carol Hacker; as well as a host of extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband, Raymond Wiseman; one brother, Sherman Shearer; and four sisters, Lucy Rupard, Elsie Shearer, Fannie VanArsdale, and Addie Jenkins.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond, with Johny Collins officiating. Burial will follow at the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 11:00 AM Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Cody Wiseman, John Shearer, John Chris Shearer, Justin Woosley, Matt Randall, and Gary Booth.

James Cruse

James Cruse

James “Jim” Cruse, 82, was born on May 11, 1935 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, to the late Delbert and Minnie Lamb Cruse. He departed this life on May 31, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

Bro. Jim was the Pastor of The Irvine Street Holiness Church for 26 plus years. He was also a retired farmer.

He was the devoted husband to Madline Jackson Cruse for 63 years. They were inseparable, only did death, part them. Jim was the dad to 9 children; Joyce Sizemore, Peggy McIntosh (Johnny), Deana Perkins (Elmer), Mary Crutcher (Eugene), Pam Brinegar (Steve), Patricia “T.C.” Hoskins (Eddie), Anthony Cruse (Jessica), Robert Cruse (Angela) and Linda Easterling who preceded him in death. He is also survived by four brothers: Luther Cruse (Ella), Ralph Cruse (Minnie), Fletcher Cruse (Velma) and Floyd Cruse (Rosemary); one sister: Pauline Neal; thirteen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Jim also leaves behind a host of extended family members, friends and brothers and sisters in the Lord. Dad, you will be greatly missed. Thank you for all you instilled in your family.

In addition to his parents and a daughter, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Ernest, Charlie and Junior and a brother-in-law; Vernon Neal.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, June 5, 2017 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Fabian Lynch and Bro. Harold Edmonson officiating. Burial will follow at Madison Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6-9 PM Saturday evening and 2-6 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

His grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Kenneth Baker, Ricky Cheeks, Shannon Combs, Bobby Hale, Larry Riddell, Doug Roberts and the members of the Irvine Street Holiness Church.

Wanda Grubbs

Wanda Ann Grubbs

Wanda Ann Jones Grubbs, 88, the widow of Gene Grubbs, went to be with the Lord, on Wednesday morning, May 31, 2017. She was the daughter of Ray and Jewell Menser Jones.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents, as well as one brother: Zane Ray Jones (Founder of Jones Heating and Air) of Berea and Richmond.

She is survived by two children: her son: Larry Gene Grubbs and wife Jerri; one daughter: Karen Grubbs Heath and husband Larry; six grandchildren: Daniel Gene Grubbs, Ethan Nathaniel Grubbs, Michelle Ann Grubbs, Ariel Heath Barrow and husband Chris, Lauren Elizabeth Heath and Hannah Katelyn Heath; six great grandchildren: Keely Lynn White, Birdie Lynn Grubbs, Bowie Dean Grubbs, Aubrey Claire Barrow, Sophia Grace Barrow and Blake Christopher Barrow; her sister-in-law: Joyce Jones and several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Grubbs was a former member of The Broadway Baptist Church for 50 years, where she served as a Sunday School Teacher. She and her husband served for more than 10 years as youth leaders which included the 5th quarter youth gatherings. Currently she was a member of The Kirksville Baptist Church, where she served as a teacher and substitute teacher. She was instrumental in getting the new sanctuary built. She was a homemaker and a retired federal employee, having worked at Blue Grass Army Depot. She was a member of The National Association of Retired Federal Employees and AARP.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Kirksville Baptist Church with Rev. Butch Pennington and Rev. Bill Fort officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. Friday at the church. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers are: David Jones, Steve Jones, Chris Jones, John Nugent, Sammy Hammons and Bobby Noe. Honorary Pallbearers are: Ed Roark, Keith Roark, Delbert Gilliam, Kelly Grubbs and Ricky Davis.

Kevin Scott Hacker

Kevin Scott Hacker

Kevin Scott Hacker, 55, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at his home. Kevin, the son of Richard D. Hacker and Barbara Turpin Hacker, was born in Madison County on December 18, 1961.

He was a 1980 graduate of Henry Clay High School and the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s of science degree in accounting and business. He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. Kevin was an entrepreneur and co-owned Gold Shack in Lexington and was the owner of Premium Tickets in Cincinnati.

In addition to his mother, Kevin is survived by his sister and brother-in-law: Michele Hacker and John Graham of Lexington and many special aunts, uncles and cousins and his loving dog, Molly.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard D. Hacker.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the Trinity Baptist Church, 1675 Strader Dr, Lexington, KY 40505 with Rev. Tim Holly officiating. The family will receive friends after 5:30 P.M. Thursday at the church. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Durwood Tupin, Larry Turpin and Bob Spradlin.

Rita Ann Huff

Rita Ann Huff

Mrs. Rita Ann Huff, 67 of Mt. Vernon, died Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Berea Health & Rehabilitation Center in Berea, KY. She was born in Washington County, KY on September 7, 1949 the daughter of Plumer and Edna Fowler Reynolds.

She retired from Rockcastle Regional Hospital as an LPN after over 20 years of service. She loved fishing and was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sons, Jackie Huff of Livingston and Tim and Victoria Huff of Conway; a brother, Dave Reynolds of Springfield; and two grandchildren, Christopher Huff and Annie and Marti Fields, both of Conway.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jackie Huff; and a brother, Gerald Reynolds.

Visitation will be June 5, 12:00PM at the Dowell and Martin Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon Kentucky. Funeral service will take place June 5, 2:00PM at the funeral home.

Anna Mae VanWinkle

Anna Mae VanWinkle

Mrs. Anna Mae VanWinkle, 70 of Orlando, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Baptist Health Hospital in Richmond. She was born in Rockcastle County, KY on September 28, 1946 the daughter of Raymond and Ruby Himes Croucher.

She was a saw mill operator, homemaker and a life-long member of New Hope Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and flowers, going to church and loved cooking. She loved everyone including her church family where she was the card lady and she especially loved her little dog “Little Bit”. She was loved by all and will be missed very much.

Mrs. VanWinkle is survived by her husband of 53 happy years: Wendell VanWinkle; one son: Dowell and Linda VanWinkle of Mt. Vernon; one daughter: Marecca Owens and Alan Leblanc of Orlando; two brothers: Letcher Croucher of Mt. Vernon and Darrell Croucher of Berea; two sisters: Minnie Pearl Mullins of Livingston and Louise VanWinkle of Orlando; her sister-in-law: Geneva VanWinkle of Orlando and seven half-brothers and sisters. Also surviving are eight grandchildren: Cody and Maria Owens of Mt. Vernon, Jeremy Owens of Orlando, Krista and Jason Allen of Orlando, Kendra and David Lynch of McKee, Dowell VanWinkle, Jr. of Mt. Vernon, Ashley VanWinkle of Berea, Aaron and Sara VanWinkle of Berea and Andrea VanWinkle of Mt. Vernon, fourteen great grandchildren and a host of friends and family.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. VanWinkle was preceded in death by two great grandchildren and other family members.

Visitation will be June 3, 6:00PM at the New Hope Baptist Church in Orlando Kentucky. Funeral service will take place June 4, 12:00PM at the church.

Walter McCoy Jr

Walter McCoy Jr

Mr. Walter McCoy Jr., 85 of Fort Smith, AR and formerly of Rockcastle County, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Ashton Place Nursing Home in Fort Smith, AR. He was born in Columbus, OH on April 8, 1932 the son of Walter and Ella Griffin McCoy.

He was a retired machinist for Bluegrass Army Depot, an Army Veteran of the Korean War, a member of the Brodhead Masonic Lodge #566 and a member of Brush Creek Holiness Church. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and flea markets.

He is survived by his wife: Nannie Mae McGuire McCoy of Fort Smith, AR; two sons: Walter Bradley and Karen McCoy of Brodhead and Darrell Glenn McCoy of Scranton, AR; one daughter: Mary and Bill Reith of Fort Smith, AR; five grandchildren: Tasha Taylor, Chris McCoy, Travis McCoy, Nikki Owens and Alisha Thompson and nine great grandchildren: Bradin Owens, Alexas Owens, Nathan Owens, Michael McCoy, Hailey McCoy, Allison McCoy, Andrew McCoy, Christian Thompson and Hayzenn Thompson.

In addition to his parents, Mr. McCoy was preceded in death by one brother: John McCoy.

Visitation will be June 2, 6:00PM at the Brush Creek Holiness Church in Orlando Kentucky. Funeral service will take place June 3, 1:00PM at the church.

Donna Wilmot

Donna Wilmot

Donna S. Douglas Wilmot, 54, of Berea, KY passed away May 30, 2017 at home. Born March 20, 1963 in Danville, KY to Joyce Coleman (Robert) and the late Gary K. Douglas.

She was a retired employee of Paint Lick Elementary School where she worked as a custodian. She was a member of Stanford Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include her husband of 17 years; David Wilmot of Berea, KY, two sons; Joseph Wayne Brown (Asha) of McKinney, KY, and Joshua Paul Gerkey (Kelli) of Turnersville, KY, two brothers; Gary K. “Kenny” Douglas, Jr. of Moreland, KY, and Michael Dale Douglas, one sister; Wanda Renee Roberts of McKinney, KY, six grandchildren; Joseph Glen Brown of Stanford, KY, Christian Brown, Skylar Brown, Cali Wilson, Blake Wilson all of McKinney, KY, and Gwen Barnes of Turnersville, KY, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two brothers; Jeffrey Dwayne Douglas and Timmy Coleman.

Visitation will be Friday, June 2, 2017 from 5-9pm at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel, Stanford. Funeral service will be 11am Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the funeral home with Reverend Vola Brown officiating. Burial will follow at K.P. Hall Cemetery in Kings Mountain, KY.

James Farrell Moore

James Farrell Moore, age 56, of Broadway in Irvine passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017, at his home following a sudden illness.  He was born October 18, 1960 in Estill County and was the son of Sallie Smithers Moore and the late Norbert Moore. 

He was a former employee of ADESA of Lexington and DiTech.  He was a member of the Rice Station Christian Church where he served as a Deacon and had lived in Estill County all his life. 

Survivors in addition to his mother include His wife of 33 years Sandy Walters Moore, 2 Sons:  David Thomas Moore (Megan Farthing) of Madison Co., Dustin Tyler Moore of Estill Co., 1 Brother Boyd Wayne Moore & wife, LeeAnn of South Carolina, His uncle Tom Jack Moores & wife, Molly of Nicholasville, 2 Grandchildren Khalea Jane Moore and Kruz Jackson Styles Moore, Daughter of his heart Emily Gill Moore, and Several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, June 5, 11 AM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Kirt Scott.  Burial will be at the Walters Cemetery.  Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Sunday at the Funeral Home.

Foister Brinegar Jr.

Foister “Duke” Brinegar Jr. age 70, of Substation Road in Irvine passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017, at the Compassionate Care Center following a short illness.  He was born March 9, 1947 in Estill County and was the son of the late Foister and Ella Jo Richardson Brinegar. 

He was a mason and a member of the Pentecostal faith.  He had lived in Estill County most of his life. 

He is survived by His wife Mary “Cookie” Burns Brinegar, 4 Daughters Brenda Bailey, Tonya Brinegar both of Madison Co., Tabby Parke & husband, Steve, Crystal Luster & husband, John both oif Estill Co., 1 Son Duke Anthony Brinegar & wife, Jennifer of Estill Co., 4 Sisters Catherine McGee & husband, Delmer, Ina Elliott & husband, Charles, Phyllis Horn, Patricia Eads, 1 Brother Sonny Brinegar all of Estill Co. along with 13 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by 1 granddaughter, Mary Lee Shackelford, 1 grandson, 7 brothers and 2 sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 30th, 7 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel.  Friends may call after 5 PM Tuesday at the Funeral Home.

Dallas Johnson

Dallas Johnson

Dallas Johnson was born March 27, 1956 in Jackson County and departed this life Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at his residence in Sand Gap, being 61 years of age. He was the son of the late Vernon & Mae (Mays) Johnson.

Dallas is survived five children, Angela Richie and her husband Chester of Hazard, Ronald Johnson, Dallas Ray Johnson and his wife Amanda, Vernon Johnson and his wife Jeanie and Josh Johnson and his wife Peggy all of Sand Gap. He is also survived by two brothers, Danny Johnson of Sand Gap and Ricky Johnson of Nicholasville and by three sisters, Barbara Taylor of Waneta, Patty Lainhart of Sand Gap and Margaret Bicknell of Madison County. Dallas was blessed with a host of grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Dallas was also preceded in death by two children, Tiffany Johnson and Robert Johnson and by a brother, Dale Johnson.

Funeral service will be 1:00PM Friday, June 2, 2017 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Mark Horn officiating. Burial to follow in the Johnson Cemetery. Visitation was June 1 at 6PM at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were Josh Callahan, Ronald Wayne, Josh, Dallas Ray, Vernon & Ronald Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Gilliam, Austin & Andrew Johnson.

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