OBITUARIES JAN. 7-14, 2018

Charles Moles

Charles Moles

Charles Aubrey Moles, age 83, widower of Bernetta Lunsford Moles died Friday, January 12, 2017 at The Terrace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born July 22, 1934 in Weeksbury, KY to the late James Matthew and Minnie Akers Moles.

Mr. Moles was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, he was of the Christian faith and was retired from Environmental Services.

Other than his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a daughter; Lora Williams, five brothers; Edsel, Earl, James, Willis, and Bob, and two sisters; Ella, and Myrtle.

He is survived by; his son, Karl Moles of Frankfort, KY, his daughter, Kim Lunsford (Wes) Simpson of Berea, KY, four grandsons, Gregory Ryan Prater, Christopher Jackson, Joseph Jackson, and Blake Simpson. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Visitation will be 5-7 Thursday, January 18, 2017 at Davis & Powell Funeral Home. Private graveside services will follow on Friday in the Berea Cemetery.

Memorial contributions suggested to; Alzheimer’s Association Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205

William Suters Jr

William Suters Jr

William Henry Suters, Jr. “Bill”, age 79, died January 11, 2018. Bill was born in Utica, NY, and grew up in Waterville, NY.

He served 3 years as a percussionist in the West Point Military Academy Band, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. After graduating from Utica College Bill moved to Berea and worked as a Health Educator for the Council of the Southern Mountains. Later he served as director of the Mountain Maternal Heath League. Continuing his interest in the people of the Appalachian area, he then worked as an Assistant to the President of Alice Lloyd College and later the University of the Cumberlands. Bill was an active member of White’s Memorial Presbyterian Church and had served and an elder. Bill was a founding member of the Berea Volunteer Fire Department and served many years as a volunteer fireman. He also gave many years of community service on the Berea Sewer Commission.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Willian Henry Suters and Clara Belle Whitcombe Suters and a brother, Philip Suters.

Bill will be missed by Margaret “Meg”, his wife of 54 years, his children Henry and his wife Leslie of Knoxville, TN, and Ellen Suters of Richmond, KY, his grandchildren Beth, Clare and Will and many relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held a White’s Memorial Presbyterian Church on Saturday, January 20th at 11AM with internment to follow in the Berea Cemetery at 2:00 PM. Visitation will be Friday, January 19, 2018 from 5-7 PM and again Saturday at 10AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, KY 41844 and the missions and outreach programs of White’s Memorial Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 237 Berea, KY 40403

Delores J Gaines

Delores J. Gaines

Delores J. Gaines, age 74, widow of Joseph W. Gaines died Tuesday January 9, 2018 at Baptist Health Hospital in Richmond, Ky. She was born February 21, 1943 in Jackson County to the late Green B. and Stella Powell Johnson.

Delores loved doing many things, gardening, raising flowers, decorating, church, and caring for her family. Delores attended Dixie Park Baptist Church.

Delores is survived by her children, Ricky Gaines, Angela Smith and her husband Roger, and Tammy Pigg. Two brothers, Ronald B. Johnson, Green B. Johnson, four grandchildren, Timothy Pigg and his wife Sharon, Joshua Gaines, Andrew Gaines, Paul Smith, four great grandchildren, Dustin Sparks, Kaitlynn Young, Hunter Pigg, and Trinton Pigg.

Other than her husband and parents Delores was preceded in death by one sister Delsie Rowland, two brothers, Donald B. Johnson, Arnold B. Johnson, and son-in-law Daniel Pigg.

Visitation will be January 12, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin after the visiattion at 2:00 PM.

Barbara Jones

Barbara Jones age 70, died Saturday Jan. 13, 2018 at Madison Health and Rehabilitation in Richmond, KY. Barbara was born in Madison County to the late Edward and Rose Hignite Mullikin.

Barbara was also preceded in death by her son Kenneth Jones and one sister and several brothers.

Barbara is survived by her children: Steve Jones, Stacy (Donna) Jones, and Connie (Matt) Damrell, her siblings: Lucille Madden, Glenda Jackson, and Phillip Mullikin, and 10 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday Jan. 16, 2018 at 1 pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea; visitation will begin at 11 am at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery.

Frieda Wuskell

Frieda Wuskell

Frieda Botkin Wuskell age 74, wife of Edward “Ed” Wuskell, went to be with her Lord on Thursday Jan. 11, 2018. She passed peacefully after a long illness surrounded by family at her sister’s home. Frieda was born in Madison County to the late Charles and Helen Turner Botkin.

She was retired from the Berea National Bank where she worked as Head Bookkeeper and Teller. Prior to her career in banking, she had worked at Brunner’s Studio in Berea. Frieda was a graduate of Lafayette Area Vocational-Technical School and Lee College. Frieda was a devout Christian who opened up her heart and her hands to everyone in need.

Frieda was also preceded in death by her siblings: Ella Marie Frazier, Glenwood Botkin and Jean Botkin, nephew Charles “Chuck” Woodlee and sister in law Donna Alcorn Botkin.

Frieda is survived by her husband Ed Wuskell, her brother Michael “Mike” Botkin, her sisters: Judy Kate (John) Clark, Hyla (Jack) Bright, Faye Ballinger, Marian Lambert, and sister in law Recie Botkin. She had great love for her several nieces and nephews Lora Lee Lambert, Chris Clark, Charley Clark, Katie (Joseph) Sexton, Jessica (Scott) Bogdany, Jennifer Botkin, Danny (Marilyn) Ballinger, Travis (Sharon) Ballinger, Franklin Frazier, Greg (Debbie) Frazier, Keith (Rhonda) Woodlee, Mark Woodlee, Roger Dale (Sandy) Botkin, Charlie Glenn (Lisa) Botkin, Gail (Paul) Silva and Sandy (Shannon) Link. As well as several special great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral Services will be Monday Jan. 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Rev. Travis Ballinger and Rev. Mitchell Tolle officiating, burial will be in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation for Frieda will be Sunday Jan. 14, 2018 from 5-8 pm at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Danny Ballinger, John Clark, Chris Clark, Charley Clark, Greg Frazier, Franklin Frazier, Keith Woodlee and Mark Woodlee.

Ray Glynn Gabbard

Ray Glynn Gabbard age 75, husband of Brenda Causey Gabbard, died Sunday Jan. 7, 2018 in Lexington. Ray was Plant Engineer at Ajax Magnathermic and an electrical contractor.

Ray taught Industrial Arts at Madison High in Richmond, and he was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and a 1966 graduate of Berea College with a degree in Industrial Arts.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Laura Hurley Gabbard.

Ray is survived by his wife Brenda Gabbard, his children: Scott (Angela) Gabbard, Eric (Christy) Gabbard, Jennifer Gabbard Kelley, and Amy Gabbard Edds, his three brothers Buddy Gabbard, Don Gabbard, and Hugh Gabbard, one sister Frances Baird, and his six grandchildren: Chase, Peyton, Delaney Gabbard, Matthew Kelley, Tyler and Kelsie Barrett.

A memorial service for Ray will be Saturday Jan. 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea, the family will receive friends from 4-7 Saturday at the funeral home.

Claudia Rothwell

Claudia “Scotty” Rothwell, age 92, of Berea, died Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. She was an East Chicago, Indiana native born November 30, 1925, daughter of the late Claude and Gertie Gaither Quisenberry.

Scotty was a 43 year resident of Berea, a homemaker, attended First Christian Church and was a member of Berea Women’s Club, Progress Club and Women’s Industrial.

Survivors include 3 children: Lisa Hicks, Laura Danforth and Lezlie Struss; 4 grandchildren, Joshua Benefiel, Travis Pinkston, Devon Branson, Cailin Branson; and 4 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband Frederick Rothwell and sister Evelyn Young.

Memorial contributions suggested to Hospice Care Plus of Berea.

In accordance with Scotty’s wishes, she was cremated. The day, time, and location of a Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service entrusted with arrangements.

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Ashlie Dean Wilson

Ashlie Dean Wilson, age 36, of Richmond, died suddenly Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at her home. She was a Richmond native born July 15, 1981, served with the Army National Guard Military Police in Iraq and attended Scaffold Cane Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Abigail Rohme; her mother, Sharon Russell, step-father Scott Russell, Fiancé Jacob Rohme, and Maternal Grandparents Connie and Thomas York.

In accordance with Ashlie’s wishes, she was cremated. The day, time, and location of a Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service entrusted with arrangements.

Eugene Selby Wiggins

Eugene Selby Wiggins, husband of Jeanine “Neen” Wiggins, died on Saturday, January 13, 2017 in Richmond, Kentucky.

Services are pending at this time. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jay Howard Chanley

Jay Howard Chanley, 68, of Berea, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Born February 13, 1949, at East Orange, NJ, he was the son of Harry and Peggy Smith Chanley, both of whom preceded him in death.

Jay was a self-employed construction contractor.

Survivors include his son, Jason Chanley (Christal) of Richmond and daughter, Jennifer King (Brian) of Nicholasville, as well as grandchildren, J. T. Chanley, Caitlyn King, Joshua King, and Emily King.

There will be no visitation and memorial services will be held at a later date. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Edd Roark

Edd Roark

Edd Roark, 96, formerly of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at the V A Medical Center in Lexington. Born December 1, 1921, in Berry, Kentucky, he was the son of William Roark and Mellissa Gibson Roark Grubbs, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was a carpenter, builder and a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army. Edd was a member of Big Hill Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Moberly Roark, a daughter, Teresa Johnson (late wife of Paul), and a son James Roark and James’ wife Viola.

Survivors include one son, Keith Roark (Karen) of Georgetown; nine grandchildren, Lisa Lamb, James Roark, Samuel Vaughn, Jessica Tipton, Kalena Roark, Kelsey Durham, Karlee Roark, Kenzie Roark, and Kaden Roark; seven great -randchildren, and ten great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service for Edd will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Jack Bowman officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 – 8 PM Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Samuel Vaughn, James Roark, Dakota Lakes, Adam Lamb, Terry Moberly, Kaden Roark and Derek Tipton. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Johnson, Tommy Moberly, Ike Douglas, and Allen Grant.


H.R. Harrison

H. R. “Pete” Harrison, 67, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at his home. Pete was born on November 11, 1950 in Richmond and was the son of Hugh W. and Ella McQueen Harrison, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, and was of the Baptist faith. Pete was a former Kentucky State Trooper, an electrician, and an employee of Miller Storage & Properties. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and all other outdoor activities.

Survivors include: three brothers, Vernon Harrison (Carol), of Lakeland, FL, William L. Harrison (Judy), of Richmond, and Dr. Steven Harrison (Tammy), of Pikeville; one sister, Nita Schwab (John), of Fountain Hills, AZ; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jody Harrison.

Visitation will be from 5:00- 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell. Funeral services for Pete Harrison will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Fort officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Daryl Harrison, Danny Harrison, John Harrison, Dr. Scott Harrison, Adam Harrison, and Jake Miller.

Vasile Jean Venettozzi

Mrs. Vasile Jean Venettozzi, 95, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. The daughter of the late George and Louise Clappas Manos, she was born in Toronto, Ohio on November 22, 1922. Her father, George Manos, owned Manos Theatres, an extensive chain of theatres in locations throughout Eastern Ohio; Mrs. Venettozzi participated in the business beside her father until beginning her formal education.

She attended Baldwin Wallace College where she received her Bachelors of Music Degree and the prestigious and renowned Eastman College of Music where she earned her Masters of Music Degree. A noted classical pianist and operatic soprano in her own right, Mrs. Venettozzi began an equally successful career as a Professor and later taught at William Woods, Eastern Kentucky University and for many years at Morehead State University until her retirement. The list of accomplished musicians who studied with Mrs. Venettozzi is considerable and includes performers in the New York Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall and the Chicago Conservatory.

After retiring from the Kentucky University system, her love of music resulted in her return, to her teaching career at Kentucky Christian College (now Kentucky Christian University) in Grayson, Kentucky where she served as Professor of Music and Voice for nearly twenty years, following her retirement from Morehead State University. Mrs. Venettozzi was fluent in all the romance languages as well as Russian. In addition, she completed an academic sabbatical in Europe, studying and teaching at the Athens Conservatory of Music.

Mrs. Venettozzi was a member of the Panagia Pantovasilissa Greek Orthodox Church in Lexington.

She was united in marriage with Victor Anthony Venettozzi who preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons: Victor George Venettozzi of Raleigh, North Carolina and John Anthony Venettozzi of Lexington, and her daughter, Louise Bernadette Venettozzi of Louisville. Mrs. Venettozzi‘s three grandchildren are Vanessa Michele Venettozzi, Michael Anthony Venettozzi and John Patrick Venettozzi.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Estella M. Sideris of Richmond, Kentucky and by two brothers; Robert Manos and Tom Manos.

Private Services were held at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond.


Bobby Dale Epps

Bobby Dale Epps, 60, of Richmond, passed away suddenly on Friday morning, January 12, 2018. He was born in Hamblen County TN, on November 6, 1957 to the late James and Mary Morrell Epps.

He was a Veteran of the US Army and a self employed roofer. Mr. Epps was an avid hunter and fishermen, and especially enjoyed hunting turtles. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles with his buddies.

Survivors include: his wife, Lena Reshell Moberly Epps; his children, Bobby Epps II (Cindy Wheeler), Tiffany Epps (Mac Wertzler) and Kimberly Dailey (John); one brother, Willie Eugene Epps (Anna Karyl); two sisters, Wanda Shackelford (Jay) and Linda Way; 11 grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

The family will receive friends and family for a time of visitation from 4-8PM Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond. Funeral Services will be conducted on Thursday at the Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown TN. Entombment will follow in the Hamblen Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

Lisa Marie Hines

Lisa Marie Hines

Lisa Marie Hines, 50, the wife of Kevin Hines, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018 at her home. She was born on November 13, 1967, the daughter of Richard Darrell Lainhart and Sarrah Perry Gorham.

She was a homemaker and was a 1985 graduate of Madison Central High School.

In addition to her husband, Kevin; she is survived by two children: Katelynn Marie Hines and Max Allen Hines; one grandchild: Jayden Wheeler; her step-father: James Gorham; a brother: Bo Gorham and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her father and mother, she was preceded in death by her step-mother: Nellie Lainhart.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 AM Monday, January 15, 2018 at The Red Hill Cemetery at Panola, Kentucky. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Kenneth Wayne Becknell

Mr. Kenneth Wayne Becknell, 82, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Baptist Health – Richmond. Mr. Becknell, the son of the late John Ellis Becknell and Connie Maupin Becknell, was born in Madison County on January 17, 1935.

He retired from Teamsters as a truck driver and worked his last eight working years for ABF Trucking Company. He was a member of the Waco Masonic Lodge # 338 F. & A.M and was a U. S. Air Force Veteran. He was also a faithful member of the Waco Baptist Church.

On May 22, 1954, Mr. Becknell united in marriage to Betty Jean McCreary Becknell who survives. They had celebrated 63 years of marriage. Other survivors include one son: Kenneth Wayne Becknell II and wife Terri of Cincinnati, OH; six grandchildren: Rick Beers and wife Cassie, Gage Becknell, Zack Beers, Josh Pickering, Kenny Pickering and Jacob Pickering and his great granddaughter: Audrey Pickering.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Becknell was also preceded in death by his daughter: Tamala Dawn Pickering in 2016 and his brother: John A. Becknell.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 12:00 P.M. Monday, January 15, 2018 at Waco Baptist Church, 3646 Irvine Rd, Waco with Pastor Michael Erickson officiating. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10:00 A.M. Monday at the church. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, as well as, Lane Masters, Doug McCreary and Jeff McCreary.

William Junior Miller

William Junior Miller

Mr. William Junior Miller, 74 of Lexington, died Friday, January 12, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Berea, KY on December 7, 1943 the son of George and Hazel Miller.

He was a retired horseman for Calumet Horse Farm and a member of Red Lick Baptist Church. He also loved working on cars and reading.

Mr. Miller is survived by his wife: Faye Miller of Lexington; his son: Tony Miller also of Lexington; three brothers: Floyd and Kathy Miller of Richmond, George and Mae Miller of Lexington and Gary Miller also of Lexington and three sisters: Louise and Sterling Spencer of Somerset, Sue Burns of Lexington and Marie and David Townsend of Somerset.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Miller was preceded in death by three brothers: Jerry Miller and infants: David and James Miller.

Visitation will be January 15, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Dowell and Martin Funeral Home. Funeral services will be January 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.

Perry Reed Sams

Perry Reed Sams

Mr. Perry Reed Sams, age 64 of Mt. Vernon, died Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Rockcastle Regional Hospital. He was born in Berea, KY on January 29, 1953 the son of John Benjamin and Bernice Chaney Sams.

He was a retired construction inspector for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and a member of First Baptist Church Mt. Vernon.

Mr. Sams is survived by his wife: Rhonda Sams of Mt. Vernon and one sister: Gayla Winstead and husband Jim also of Mt. Vernon.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Sams was preceded in death by a sister: Nita Green.

A Memorial service will be held on January 20, 2018 from :00 PM – 5:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon KY.

Minnie Pearl Mullins

Minnie Pearl Mullins

Mrs. Minnie Pearl Baker Mullins, 67 of Livingston, died Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was born in Rockcastle County, KY on February 28, 1950 the daughter of Raymond and Ruby McFerron Croucher.

She was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She loved quilting and enjoyed fishing and gardening.

She is survived by her sons, Ronnie Baker and wife Katrena of Berea, and Raymond Baker and wife Kimberly of Livingston; two brothers, Darrell Croucher and wife Gail of Richmond, and Letcher Croucher and wife Diane of Mt. Vernon; a sister, Louise Vanwinkle of Orlando; and eight grandchildren, Nelson Roger Baker, Denise Burdine, Jeremy Burdine, Leslie Burdine, Kenny Hansel, Casey Hansel, Matt Vanwinkle, and Chyenne Davidson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Gene Baker and Roscoe Mullins; a son, Roger Baker; and a sister, Mae Vanwinkle.

Visitation will be at 6:00 PM at the New Hope Baptist Church in Orlando, Kentucky on January 9, 2018. Funeral services will January 10, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the church.

William Mason Jr.

William Mason Jr.

William Leon “Willie Tater Bro” Mason, Jr., 41 of Orlando, KY passed away, Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at the University Medical Center in Lexington, KY. He was born on November 4th, 1976 to the late William Leon Mason, Sr. and Vula Stewart Wilder.

He attended the Brush Creek Holiness Church, was a ferry operator, and worked for Wyatt Construction, he was a motorcycle mechanic and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Those left to celebrate his life are: his mother: Vula Stewart Wilder of Orlando, KY; a son: Aaron Blake Mason of Somerset, KY; his sisters: LaCosta Spivey (Joe) of Orlando, KY; McKenzie Wilder and fiancé Hunter of Richmond, KY and Maternal Grandparents: Hazel and David Stewart of Orlando, KY and Paternal Grandmother: Sallie Mason of Orlando, KY; Niece: Macy Spivey and Nephew: Hunter Spivey: Godmother: Beryl Akihary ; Godfather: Bobby Dollar; Great Grandmother: Gladys Mason and many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by: His father; William Leon Mason, Sr.; Paternal Grandfather: Earl Mason.

Visitation for William will be Saturday, January 13th, 2018 from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. at the Brush Creek Holiness Church. Funeral Services will be Saturday, January 13th, 2018 at 2 P.M. at the Church with Bro. Lonnie McGuire and Bro. Kenny Wyatt.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to help with funeral services.

Alma C. Fowler

Alma C. Fowler, age 71, of McKee Road in Irvine passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at the Compassionate Care Center following a long illness. She was born September 2, 1946 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Lafette and Lana Arvin Smith.

She was a former employee of St. Joseph Hospital and had lived in Estill County most of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, David Cain and Stanley Fowler.

She is survived by 1 Daughter Jeannie Burkhead of Scott Co., 4 Sons Shannon Fred Cain of Estill Co., Ronnie Cain of Madison Co., David Cain of Franklin Co., Victor Cain of Estill Co., 1 Sister Wilma Harris of Fayette Co., 2 Brothers Curvin Smith of Woodford Co., ldon Smith of Estill Co., along with Several Grandchildren and Several Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 1 sister, Anna Smith.

Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, January 20, 11 AM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home.

Elsie Flannery

Elsie Flannery

Elsie Flannery was born January 25, 1929 in Jackson County and departed this life Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the Irvine Nursing and Rehab, being 88 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Robert Lee & Ada (Terry) Lee.

Elsie is survived by four children, Emery Gabbard and Charles Gabbard both of Tyner, Carlos Gabbard of Gray Hawk and Joy Smith of Berea. She is also survived one brother, Robert Lee Jr. of Lexington. Elsie was blessed with seven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Elsie was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Graham; by a sister, Dorothy Todd; by three brothers, Ralph Lee, Carlos Lee and Forest Lee and by one grandchild.

Elsie was a member of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church.

Funeral service 2:00PM Monday, January 15, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Gary Farmer officiating. Burial to follow in the Farmer Cemetery. Visitation will be January 14, 2018 at 6:00PM at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were Logan & Levi Taylor, Trevor & Ellis Smith Jr., Eugene Saylor and Josh Shelton.

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