OBITUARIES FEB. 11-18, 2018

Edward Wayne Hubbard

Ed Hubbard

Rev. Ed Hubbard, age 63, longtime minister and educator in Madison County, died Friday February 16, 2018 at his home in Georgetown, Kentucky, surrounded by his wife and close friends and family. Ed was born in Metcalfe County to the late Belvidere and Dorothy Romines Hubbard.

He was the former pastor at White Lick Baptist Church and had been an educator at Madison County Schools.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Belvidere and Dorothy Hubbard; three infant children; a sister, Ramona McCubbins; brothers-in-law, Dewey Fields and Charles England; and sister-in-law Ruth Hubbard.

Ed is survived by his wife Connie Durett Hubbard; his brothers, Jimmy and Johnnie Hubbard, both of Edmonton; his sisters, Carolyn England, of Columbus, IN, and June Fields, of Edmonton; and a brother-in-law John McCubbins of Horse Cave, KY.

Funeral services will be Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Gano Baptist Church, 212 Bevins Lane, Georgetown, KY, with Bro. Mike Ryan and Pastor Rob Muncy officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Gano Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Pink Ridge Cemetery at a later date. Lakes Funeral Home, Berea, KY, is in charge of arrangements

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Gideon’s International or The Bluegrass Care Navigators.

Gloria VanWinkle

Gloria VanWinkle age 88, passed away Tuesday February 13, 2018 at the Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation in Berea. Gloria was born in Fayette County, West Virginia to the late Emory and Sarah Tully Goode.

Gloria was a member of Union Church since 1948, and she had been the Associate Dean of Student Life at Berea College when she retired in 1995. Gloria was also preceded in death by her brothers Fred and John (Henrietta) Goode.

Gloria is survived by her children: Laura Linda Parsons, Vicki (Debra) VanWinkle, John (Gail) VanWinkle, Carolyn (Chris) Jones, and Barb (John) Mills, and her brother Emory “Diz” Goode (Joan), 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

A memorial service at Union Church will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to Union Church, Hospice Care Plus and Habitat for Humanity.

Readith Young

Readith Young

Readith Young was born on April 16, 1931 in Hazard, Kentucky. His childhood was spent helping his parents and siblings work the family farm. They raised and grew on the farm almost everything they needed to have a very good family life. Being the youngest of the children he also helped with many of the household chores and knew his way around the kitchen.

In this youth he enjoyed hunting with his cousins for small game in the hills around the farm. Later he gained a love for music and would go with his brother and cousin to other neighbor’s homes to listen to The Grand Ole Opry on the radio. Around this time he learned to play the guitar.

As a young adult he worked in the logging mines around the communities but soon realized that was not his interest.

He moved to Dayton, Ohio after seeing an advertisement in the post office for workers at the G.M. plants. He applied, was hired, and retired after 36 years of service. He always said he really enjoyed the work and working there. After retirement he spent 2 or 3 years around the house making improvements and realized he missed and enjoyed working. One day while he and mom were shopping at Odd Lots the manager offered him a part time job. He accepted and retired a second time after 10 years.

Upon arriving in Dayton, he met Juanita, the future Mrs. Young. Over the years their family was very active in church. Dad would play the guitar and lead the music and mom taught youth and ladies Sunday school classes. This strong work ethic and love of God and family is the legacy they have passed to the children and grandchildren today.

Readith was preceded in death by his parents, Columbus and Lousia Caudill Young; three brothers, Nicodemus Young, Delza Young and David Young; and three sisters, Mayme Engle, Vaudia Combs and Ona Whitaker.

Readith will be missed by his loving wife, Juanita Shelton Young; (formerly of Berea, KY) one son, Ricky (Pamela) Young; one daughter, Teresa (Ron) Smith; three grandsons, Dustin (Jennifer) Smith, Adrian (Stacy) Young and Aaron (Leslie) Young; and four great grandchildren, Ricky, Emma, Estella and Emilia.

Family will receive friends Friday, February 16, 2018 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at the Greenview Calvary Tabernacle Church, 8010 N. Main St., Dayton, Pastor Tim Livingston, officiating. Burial to immediately follow the service at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Newcomer North Chapel.

Harriet Goble

Harriet Goble

Harriet Cline Goble, 90, died on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at The Barrington of Oakley in Cincinnati, OH, a resident of Berea, KY, for over 20 years. Harriet lived an accomplished life of service to family and community.

She was the only daughter among five children born to Ira P. Cline and Martha Chambers Cline of Weirton, WV.
As a youngster, she learned the art of gardening on the family farm. She maintained gardens of various sizes in all her homes. At the age of 89, she reluctantly gave up her garden.

Growing up in Weirton, she was an active 4-H member. She graduated from Weir High School in 1945 and worked part time for the Weirton Steel Co. prior to going to college.

She enrolled at Berea College in 1946 and belonged to the YWCA and was on the women’s field hockey team. She served as president of the college Women’s Association. Harriet met her future husband Corban at Berea College.

In 1952, she graduated from Berea College with a degree in sociology. She accepted a position as an executive field director for the Licking Valley Girl Scouts in Newport, KY. Harriet and Corban were married at Berea’s Danforth Chapel on Nov. 11, 1953.

The family began with Martha’s 1955 birth and the Gobles returned to Berea, KY, to start a new life. Two more children joined the family, Jane in 1959 and Bob in 1963. It was important to Harriet to provide a nurturing home for her children. Harriet continued working in volunteer positions for the local Girl Scouts and at Union Church. She also advocated for the new Berea Community School which opened in 1969. She worked as circulation manager for Berea Citizen, and at the Kentucky Press Association, followed by Berea College Preschool.

They moved to Bloomington, IN, in 1971 where Corban studied at Indiana University. She supported the family with many jobs including factory line work at RCA television, United Ministry in Higher Education, the program director in Christian Center, the Married Student Newsletter, and as a program organizer at Camp Miniwanca in Michigan in the summers.
They moved to Victoria BC, Canada in 1976, then in 1979 returned to Berea.

In 1985, she and Corban moved to Western Kentucky University where he began teaching Journalism. While in Bowling Green she enjoyed many cultural, physical and nature related activities, as well as travel after Corban’s retirement. In 2011 they moved to Village Manor where they became involved in Rock Steady Boxing for her Parkinson’s. In 2017 they moved to Barrington of Oakley in Cincinnati.

Harriet is survived by her husband of 64 years, Corban Goble, their children: Martha (Graham Burck) Goble-Burck, Jane (Bill) Clabaugh, and Bob (Eileen) Goble, and their grandchildren Sam & Esther Clabaugh, Makayla (Davy) Haase, Eric, Stephanie & Tricia Goble and sister-in-law Eleanor Cline. She was preceded in death by brothers Robert, Wayne, Ira P. JR and Walter Eugene Cline.

Dewey Pigg

Dewey Pigg

Dewey Pigg, 63, of Mt. Vernon, died Sunday, February 11, 2018. He was a Rockcastle County native, born January 6, 1955, son of the late Johnny Marcum and the late Eleanor Pigg Saylor, a floor covering professional, an avid outdoorsman widely known as a wild game chef, loved hunting, fishing, gardening, and was an Amateur Radio (CB) enthusiast. Dewey was a member of the Copper Creek Kennel Club, Mt. Vernon Kennel Club and Full Gospel House of Care.

Survivors include 2 children, John F. Pigg (Angela), Shannon Pigg; siblings Louise Seals, Roger Pigg (Sheila), David Pigg (Julie), Tony Pigg, William Pigg (Michelle), Carolyn Richardson; sister-in-law Tammy Pigg; and the pride of his life grandchild Kayla Pigg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, the late Nancy Powell Pigg, daughter DeAnne Pigg, and siblings Russell and Daniel Pigg.

Visitation Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, at Reppert Funeral Home. Funeral Service at 1:00 pm Thursday February 15, 2018 also at the Funeral Home. Brother Doug Collins officiating. Burial in Isaacs Cemetery.

Edna Moore Roberts

Edna Moore Roberts, 99, of Foxwood Drive, formerly of Tates Creek Road, widow of Bert G. Roberts, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Kenwood Health & Rehab of Richmond. Mrs. Roberts, who passed just seven weeks before her 100th birthday, was born April 7, 1918, in Richmond, Kentucky, to the late Carlos and Nancy (Teater) Moore.

She had worked for the Garland Jett Store retired from the former K-Mart Department Store, before retiring from the Madison County School System, as a bus monitor. Mrs. Roberts, who was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, was a member of Corinth Christian Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Annette Moore (Ralph) of Berea; five sons, Allen Roberts (Renda), Gayle Roberts, both of Richmond, Michael Roberts of Paint Lick, Barry Roberts of Berea, and Doug Roberts of Waco; one brother , Allen Poe Moore (Norma) of Lexington; and 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Nelson Moore, Jim Moore, Russell “Buck” Moore, Bill Moore, and Carlos Moore Jr.; and three sisters, Louise Long, Marietta Taylor, and Juanita Moore.

Funeral service for Mrs. Roberts will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. David Evans and Bro. Scott Guiley officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 AM until service time at Oldham, Roberts & Powell.

Pallbearers will be Clarence Roberts, A.J. Roberts, Kendall Moore, Chris Roberts, Joshua Walker, Alex Morton, Paul Allen Moore, and Don Long. Honorary pallbearers will be Lloyd Tussey, Donald Wayne Short, and Gary Long.

Edward Wayne Murphy

Edward Wayne Murphy

Edward Wayne Murphy, 72, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Born in Hamilton, Ohio, on February 17, 1945, he was the son of the late Luther and Edna Hill Murphy.

Eddie was a retired silk screen machinist for the Avon Products Company in Springdale, Ohio where he worked for over 30 years. He had been an avid softball player for many years, and he loved singing karaoke, bowling and golfing and loved telling jokes and making people laugh. He was very active with his grandchildren. He loved animals especially his dog Lacey. He enjoyed helping others and was a member of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Carol (Bowling) Murphy; two sons, James (Scott Jordan) Murphy and Joey Murphy; four daughters, Jana (Doug) McQueen, Andrea Brockman, Tami Burns, Kelley Rady, a brother Doug Murphy, two sisters Patti Hibbard and Jeannie Murphy, as well as nine grandchildren Amber (Cody) Faulkner, Tyler McQueen, Hannah Murphy, Ryan Murphy, Ashley Murphy, Mikayla Needham, Michael Needham, Kaylee Harrison and Reagan Burns.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters

A Memorial Service will be 6:00 P.M on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Corinth Christian Church, 1100 Bogie Mill Road, Richmond, KY with Bro. David Evans officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. until service time Tuesday at the church. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vernon R. Matthews Sr.

Vernon R. Matthews Sr.

Mr. Vernon R. Matthews Sr. 89, entered into eternal rest on early Monday, February 12, 2018 of natural causes. Vernon was born on May 20, 1928 to Walter and Darnie (Hinton) Matthews in Waterbury, CT where he attended Waterbury Public Schools. He was the oldest child, having two adopted sisters/cousins Connie McCleu and Barbara Riddick.

Vernon served as a Merchant Marine, and proudly as a Marine in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Uniroyal Rubber, as a transit engineer for Kelley Transit, and retired as a Protective Service Officer for the State of Connecticut. An avid car enthusiast, music lover, and history buff, he could talk about them all for hours. Vernon was also heavily into politics and a proud Republican. He was one of the founding members of the Dukes Social Club in Waterbury, CT, and a former member of Kellog #5 PHA Mason.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 49 years LaVerta (Davis) Matthews and four children; RayVern (Ester) Matthews of Long Island, NY, Lori Vernette Moore of Raleigh, NC, Walter L. Matthews of Waterbury, CT, Hon. Vernon R. (Ama) Matthews, Jr of Waterbury, CT. He will be missed tremendously by a host of grandchildren and a great-grandchild. In addition to his children and grandchildren, Vernon had 6 godchildren that he loved like his own: Venus Vann Byrd of Chesapeake, VA; Jeanne Harris of Waterbury, CT; Tamika Jackson of Waterbury, CT; Tomena Tatum of Lexington, KY; Melva LaJoy Jones of Mobile, AL; and MaryCatherine Davis of Raleigh, NC.

He is predeceased by his parents Walter and Darnie Matthews and brother Robert Matthews. He will be greatly missed by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services will be held at Hunters Funeral Home in Gates, North Carolina

Charles Shelby Jr.

Charles Shelby Jr.

Charles Shelby Jr., 88, of Richmond, husband of the late Rita Ernestine Stephens Shelby passed away Sunday at Brookdale at Richmond Place in Lexington, Ky. He was born in Harlan, KY, November 8, 1929 son of the late Charlie and Nell Laws Shelby.

He was the former Executive Vice President of Marketing for Commonwealth Life Insurance Co. of Louisville (Transamerica), and co-founder of Profile Solutions, Inc. of La Follette, TN. He served on the boards of numerous organizations including the National Association of Life Insurance Companies, the Kentucky Association of Life Underwriters, the Madison County Association of Life Underwriters, and the Commercial Travelers Association. He was an active member of the Richmond Kiwanis Club, the Madison County Historical Society, the Civil War Round Table and the McDowell House of Danville, KY. He was also a Kentucky Colonel.

As a licensed minister in the Church of God of Cleveland, he served as a pastor in Evarts and Totz, KY. He evangelized, served as choir director, taught, and held key staff positions in many churches throughout the state. He was a current member, elder, and former men’s minister at Victory World Outreach Center of Richmond.

Surviving are three sons, Mack (Beverly) Shelby, Ken (Mary) Shelby, and Rev. Rick (Cindy) Shelby, and one daughter, Rev. Debra (the late Rev. Philip) Holman; eight grandchildren, Rev. Chris (Becky) Holman, Adrienne (Chris) Martin, Michael Shelby, Megan (Steven) Mayes, Rebecca (Richard) Easterling, Alyssa (Trenton) Fyffe, Tiffany (Clint) Ratliff, and Evan Teague; and thirteen great grandchildren; Brittany and Taylor Shelby; Gabriel, Isaiah, and Shelby Holman; Adelyn, Silas, and Sutton Mayes; Torin Martin; Madison Teague; and Gavin, Easton, and Zach Ratliff. Other survivors include a brother-in-law, Arvis Ray Stephens (Joanne) of Lexington, a very special nephew, Charles Ballou, of Louisville, and a host of cherished relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Roy Shelby, two sisters, Anna Lee Ballou Brumley and Alene Perkins; a very special niece, Norma Jean Farmer, and a very special Aunt, Faye Cain Sears.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Victory World Outreach Center of Richmond with Rev. Rick Shelby and Rev. Chris Holman officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Victory World Outreach Center. A private family interment will be held at noon on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the White Oak Cemetery in Nancy, KY. Memorial contributions can be made to Bluegrass Navigators (Hospice). Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


George Edward Gordon

George Edward Gordon, 90, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond surrounded by his family. George was born on January 18, 1928 in Danville, Kentucky, and was the son of George Purdom and Lillie Martin Gordon, both of whom preceded him in death.

George was most proud of serving his Lord and community as a member of the Newby Baptist Church as well as a long-time member of Calvary Baptist Church and Trinity Missionary Baptist Church. He was drafted into the Army in WWII and served in the Pacific Theatre. After the war he served in the Kentucky National Guard for over 30 years where he attained the rank of Command Sergeant Major with the 103rd Service & Supply Battalion in Richmond, KY.

Survivors include: his wife, Wanda Jean Smoot Gordon, of Richmond; two sons, Bruce Edward (Lisa) Gordon and Glenn Curtis (Donna) Gordon; one daughter, Diana Carol Gordon; one sister, Nevelyn Foley, of Lexington, KY; four grandchildren, Allison (Joey) Davis, Edward Curtis (Brittany) Gordon, Justin (Natalie) Gordon, Joey (Jessica) Marking; and eight great grandchildren Jayda Davis, Jacob Gordon, Julia Gordon, Kinsey Gordon, Ethan Marking, Sarah Marking, Angela Gordon, and Joshua Gordon.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday February 14, 2018 at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Bro. Scott Guiley officiating. Private family burial will be later in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Joey Davis, Edward Curtis Gordon, Justin Gordon, and Joey Marking. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. Tuesday February 13, 2018 at the Funeral Home.

Flowers are welcome or memorial donations can be made to Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475.

Earlene Spurlin

Earlene Spurlin

Earlene (McClure) Spurlin, age 64, passed away on Monday, February 12th, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, KY. Earlene was born January 2nd, 1954 in Rockcastle County, KY. to the late Edward McClure and Margaret Elizabeth (Ward) McClure.

Earlene enjoyed NASCAR, loved driving her truck, watching westerns, loved great-nephew, Josie McClure. She was of the Baptist faith.

Earlene is survived by her brothers: Eddie Lee (Carmen) McClure of IN. and Ellis Darrell McClure of Brodhead, KY: The following nieces and nephews: Bonnie (Mike) Stahl, Julie (Russ)Hatton, Danny Zehring, Amy (Brent) Holmes, Jeff McClure (Rhonda), Tracy Wyatt (Marty), Johnny McClure (Toni) and Jamie McClure (Ashley Neal). Many great nieces and nephews and many loving step nieces and nephews. Special friends: Ruby (William) Day

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Spurlin.

Visitation for Earlene Spurlin will be Thursday, February 15th, 2018 from 12 PM – 2 PM at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals. Funeral Service for Earlene Spurlin will be Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at 2 P.M. with Bro. Mark Eaton officiating. Burial will follow in the Piney Grove Cemetery.

Nettie Mae Cole

Nettie Mae Cole

Nettie Mae Gumm Cole was born March 17, 1938 in Owsley County and departed this life Wednesday, February 14, 2018 in Gray Hawk surrounded by her family, being 79 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Rachel & Eli Bowles of Owsley Co.

She is survived by five daughters, Betty Metcalf of Richmond, Theresa McQueen of Tyner, Janet Campbell of London, Agnes (Lainy) Gumm of Tyner and Lisa Payne of McKee; one son, Virgil Gumm of Sand Gap; one brother, William Bowles of Lexington; and by a sister, Frances Sandlin of Idaho. Nettie Mae was blessed with twenty-three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Nettie Mae was also preceded in death by two sisters, Isabelle Bowles and Anna Irene Ratliff; two brothers, Jasper Taylor Jr. and Joseph Bowles; three sons, Walter Turpin, James (Mudd) Metcalf, Ed Metcalf and two grandchildren, Timika Nicole Neeley and Mariah Gumm.

Funeral service 2:00 PM Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Bobby Burchette officiating. Burial followed in the Holcomb Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers Samuel & Cody McQueen, Jessie & Joshua Campbell, Allen & Clayton Neeley. Honorary pallbearer was Christopher Michael Hooker.

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