Frances Adams

Frances Adams

Frances “Fran” Adams, 59, died suddenly Monday, July 19, 2017 at her residence. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Born November 18, 1957 in Berea, daughter of the late Oakley and Ada Anglin Adams.

Fran worked as a floral designer for years at Hilton’s Florist. She loved flea markets, yard sales, music, (especially classic rock and country) dancing and driving her convertible. Some say she never left the house without getting all dressed up.

She is survived by two children, Lisa Himes (Teddy) and Brandon Grant; siblings, Lynn Coffey (Ira), Jean Coffey (John Wayne) and Stan Adams. Two grandchildren, John Himes and Christian Himes; and her loving Fiancé Kubatsch Hansdieter.

Gathering and Acceptance of Friends after 1:00 PM, Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Reppert Funeral Home. Memorial Service 2:00 PM with Brother Jeff Whittemore and Brother Doug Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Red Lick Cemetery at 4:00 PM.

In Lieu of flowers: Donations suggested to the Fran Adams Memorial Fund accepted at the Funeral Home.

Reva Lear

Reva Lear

Reva Eads Lear, age 83, of Berea, died Monday, July 17, 2017 at Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. She was a Pathfork, KY native (Harlan County) born August 1, 1933, daughter of the late George and Virginia Daniels Eads.

Reva had been a resident of Berea and Madison County for most of her life. She was a retired press operator at Process Manufacturing, Inc., and attended New Hope Holiness Church.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Lear; 1 son, Mike Elliott (Eula); 2 sisters, Carolyn Moffitt and Mitzi Oplinger (Ronnie); 4 grandchildren, Curtis Elliott, Jr., Teresa Bussell, Sarah Cannon and Patrick Elliott; 4 great-grandchildren, Morgan, Lauren, Andrew and Jacob.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 5 siblings; Pauline King, Sally Saylor, Mary Jane Ondo, Maxine Howard and Everette Eads.

Visitation 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Thursday, July 20, 2017 at New Hope Holiness Church in Rockcastle County. Funeral service at the Church 11:00 AM Friday with Brother Robert Lee and Brother Everley Eads officiating. Graveside committal 2:00 pm Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Saylor Cemetery, Pathfork, KY. Reppert Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Herbert F. King

Mr. Herbert F. “Buddy” King, 72, of Nicholasville, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at his home. Mr. King, the son the late Burgin King and Cora Burse Sweeney, was born in Estill County on July 31, 1944.

He enjoyed playing bingo, fishing, boating and spending time with his family.

Survivors include: his brother: Tracy Sweeney; two sisters: Rose Boular and Linda Roberts; his nephews: Ronald Barbee, Jackie Barbee, Alfred Caudill, Lonnie Caudill, Thomas Carson, Jeff Roberts and Tommy Wilson and his nieces: Patricia Lutz, Jean Padgett, Annette Caudill, Alisha Wilson and Amy Haskins.

Mr. King was also preceded in death by three brothers: Johnny, Billy and Tony Wilson and three sisters: Fannie King, Mary Caudill and Margie Barbee.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Bishop officiating. Burial will follow in the Clay City – Eaton Cemetery in Clay City, Kentucky. Visitation will be after 1:30 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home.

Marvin C. Agee

Marvin C. Agee

Marvin C. Agee, 80, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the Compassionate Care Center. He was born on Sunday, June 27, 1937 in Madison Co., Ky., the son of the late Coy and Mildred Cunliffe Agee.

He was a retired employee of Old Town Liquor Shop and a Veteran of the U. S. Navy. He was a member of Liberty Chapel and enjoyed pitching horseshoes, fishing and playing pool.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Jo Winkler Agee; his sons, Vincent Agee (Janet), Frankie Agee (Lou Lewis), Timothy Agee and Justin Agee; his daughter, Tina Agee; one brother, Harold Agee (Yvonne); one sister, Helen Hacker; 9 Grandchildren and 7 Great-grandchildren; his dog, Gizmo; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Floyd Agee, Donald Agee and Franklin D. Agee.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:30 AM Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Masters officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-9 PM Friday at the Funeral Home.

Sons and Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Ruby Milner

Ruby Milner

Mrs. Ruby Cunliffe Milner, 93, widow of Mr. Charles C. Cunliffe, Sr., passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at her home in Winchester. Born in the Poosey Ridge community of Madison County on September 19, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Sarah Bogie Warner.

She, along with her husband, were the former owner and operator of the Saratoga Club here in Richmond. She attended the Grace Baptist Church in Winchester.

Survivors include: one son, Allen O’Dell Cunliffe; one daughter, Joyce Pensol; many grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:30 PM Friday, July 21, 2017, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11AM Friday, at the funeral home.

Eddie Pierson

Eddie Pierson, 56, of Lexington, formerly of Booneville, Ky., passed away Monday, July 17, 2017.

He is survived locally by one brother, Kenny Pierson (Patty), of Richmond; two sisters, Mary Short and Teresa “Polly” Seyfrit (Phillip), both of Richmond; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the Booneville Funeral Home, 3450 Ky. 11 North, Booneville, Ky., with Bro. Landon McDaniel officiating. Burial will follow in the Botner Cemetery in Owsley County. Visitation will be after 11 AM Thursday at the Booneville Funeral Home.

Obituary notice coutesy of the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, Richmond.

Virginia Henderson

Virginia Henderson

Mrs. Virginia Worrell Reed Henderson, 98, loving wife, aunt, and widow of Mr. Clarence Reed and Mr. Harold Henderson, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at the Telford Terrace Nursing Facility in Richmond, Kentucky. A native of Estill County, she was born on June 3, 1919, the daughter of the late Alex and Minnie Taylor Worrell.

She lived most of her life in Dayton, Ohio. Virginia was a retired Registered Nurse, who served over 40 years in the state of Ohio. She was a member of the Madison Hills Christian Church in Richmond, Kentucky.

Virginia is survived by: one brother, Kenton Worrell (Margorie); and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, and husbands, she was preceded in death by: nine brothers, Thaddeus, Charlie, Stanley, Claude, Allen, Francis, Johnnie, Doug and Harold; and four sisters, Grace, Naomia, Spicie, and Christine.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 7:00 PM Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals, 224 Main St., Irvine, KY, with Bro. Martin “Marty” Frazer officiating. Burial will be at 10AM on Friday in the West Irvine Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5:00 PM Thursday, at the Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond, is in charge of the arrangements.

The family expresses their deepest appreciation to the Elders and Members of the Madison Hills Christian Church, as well as the staffs of McCready Manor and Telford Terrace for their excellent care and dedication during Virginia’s stay with them.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions are suggested to the McCready-Telford Foundation, 300 Stocker Drive, Richmond, Kentucky, 40475.

James Alan Legear

James Alan Legear

James Alan Legear age 93, died Sunday July 16, 2017 in Berea.

Alan was a long-time parts manager for Mountain Auto Parts and Car Quest Auto Parts in Berea, he was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was a veteran of the US Army having served during World War II as a Communications Sargent with the 24th Infantry Division, 21st R.C.T., 3rd Battalion, I Co. Alan’s Military Medals include: Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/2 Bronze Stars, Combat Infantryman Badge, World War II Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal w/3 Bronze Stars, Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Marksman Badge w/Rifle Bar, he was part of five different beach head invasions in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, Alan’s particular battalion faced 63 straight days of active fighting during his time in the Pacific Theater.

Alan was preceded in death by his wife Trula Faye McCracken Legear, and his parents Thomas and Ethel Harding Legear. He was also preceded in death by a grandson William Baxter Jennings, and his siblings Alberta Legear Swinford, Madalyn Legear Abrams, and Jerry W. Legear.

Alan is survived by his son James Burton (Brenda) Legear and his daughter Gail (Mike) Kanarak, his brothers: Benton Legear, Herbert Legear, and Clyde Legear, his grandchildren: Chadwick Thomas Legear, Amanda (Brad) Delozier, and Sarah (Brad) Nally, and four great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the 3rd floor and ICU nursing staff of St. Joe Hospital in Berea, KY for their loving care and exceptional kindness and professionalism.

Funeral services will be Thursday July 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Bethel Baptist Church in Berea with Rev. Kenny Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Madison County Memorial Gardens with military honors. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-9 pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea.

Pallbearers will be Hoop Hensley, Rusty Brandenburg, Jimmy Fritz, Randy Linville, Chad Legear, and Larry Freeman. Honorary Pallbearers are Kenneth Abbott Sr., and the Men’s Sunday School Class at Bethel Baptist Church.

Julia Marie Hudson

Julia Marie Hudson

Julia Marie Hudson, 94, the wife of Elbert Hudson, passed away Sunday July 16, 2017 at Morning Pointe-East in Lexington, KY. Julia was born February 4, 1923 in Clay County, KY to the late James A.G. and Sophie Allen Bishop.

She was a retired teacher and librarian in the Lee County school system. She received her Master’s Degree in education from Eastern Kentucky University. She was a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association and member of First Christian Church.

Other than her husband Elbert, she is survived by a daughter Hazette (Jim) Thompson, a daughter-in-law Doris Hudson, both of Richmond, KY, 3 grandchildren, Tamara (Darren) Hall, Paula (Larry) Crosthwaite and Chris Hudson and 4 great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Crosthwaite, Ashley Hall, Garrett Crosthwaite and Hayden Crosthwaite.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by a son James C. Hudson, 4 brothers and 4 sisters.

Funeral services for Julia will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the Oldham Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Dr. Robert Stauffer officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. until service time, Thursday July 20, 2017, at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Jim Thompson, Chris Hudson, Larry Crosthwaite, Darren Hall, Garrett Crosthwaite and Hayden Crosthwaite.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchman’s Lane Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284.

Melinda Sue Mills

Melinda Sue Mills, age 50, of Dixie Plaza in Richmond passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the Baptist Health Lexington following a short illness.  She was born October 28, 1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio and was the daughter of William Chester Ross and the late Shirley Sue Shelton Ross. 

She was a former housekeeper and attended the Holiness Church.  She had lived in Madison County most of her life. 

Survivors in addition to her father include 3 Sons Shaun C. Mills & wife, Abigail of Barbourville, Joshua Ray Mills of Barbourville, Shane Eric Mills of Berea, 3 Sisters Deborah Kay Richardson of Estill Co., Sandra Lyn Richardson of Madison Co., Cecilia Faye Isaacs of Madison Co., 3 Brothers William Joseph Ross of Fayette Co., Gregory Steven Ross & wife, Susan of Madison Co., David Allen Ross of Estill Co. and 2 Grandchildren:  Payton Shawn Mills & Carter Ryan Mills.

Graveside services will be conducted Saturday, July 22, 1 PM at the Bark Road Cemetery in Dreyfus by Bro. Tommy Frazier.  Warren F. Toler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Gabbard

Dorothy Gabbard

Dorothy Gabbard was born January 25, 1945 in Jackson County and departed this life Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, being 71 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Roscoe & Ethel Young.

Dorothy is survived by five children, Rick Gabbard of Chestnut Flat, Elder Jr. “Bug” Gabbard of Sand Gap, Dan Harold Gabbard (Connie Gabbard) of McKee, Sue Mays (David Neeley) of Sand Gap, and Tina Turner (Vernon Herald) of Booneville; by a daughter in law, Tammy Lunsford of Sand Gap; by a sister, Marie Isaacs of Waneta and by a brother, Elmer Young of McKee. She was blessed with ten grandchildren, Paige Eversole, Stacy Gabbard, Crystal Gabbard, Dorothy Mays, Lillie Mays, Kesha (Brandon) Gabbard, Ricky Gabbard, Delanie Gabbard and Tyler Lunsford (whom she loved as her own grandson); and by five great grandchildren, Crystal Garnet, Charles Cain, Layla Gabbard, Tanner McGuirer & Tinsley McGuirer.

In addition to her husband, Dorothy was also preceded in death by her husbands, Elder Charles Gabbard and Jesse R. Mays and by three brothers, Eugene, Clifton & Dage Young.

Dorothy was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Funeral service 2:00PM Friday, July 21, 2017 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Freddy Berry conducting the service. Burial followed in the Cook Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10AM until time of funeral.

Pallbearers were Vernon Herald, Ricky Gabbard, Delaney Gabbard, Roger Lyons, David Neeley and Delbert Adkins.

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