OBITUARIES JUN 10-17, 2018

Virgil Catron

Virgil Catron

Virgil Catron age 85, husband of Meral Dean Otis Catron, died Wednesday June 13, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Virgil was born in Elliott County Kentucky to the late John and Jane McGill Catron.

Virgil was the former owner of Berea Farm Service in Berea, he was a graduate of Morehead State University and US Army veteran of the Korean War. Virgil was a longtime member of the Berea United Methodist Church, a member of the Oleika Shrine, Berea Rotary Club, and the Berea Masonic Lodge F&AM 617. Virgil was proud of his service to his country and wanted people to know that he was well taken care of while in the care of the Lexington VA Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his brothers: Cleo, Earl, Orville, Roy, and Bobby Catron, and his daughter-in-law, Stefanie Wissel Catron.

Virgil is survived by his wife of 56 years Meral Dean Otis Catron, his children: Gregory Wayne Catron, Mark Otis Catron (Crystal Marie Philpot), and Sara Elizabeth Catron, his brother Clell Catron (Shirley), and his grandchildren: Channing Marie Catron, and Caleb Mark Catron.

Funeral services will be 11 am,Monday June 18, 2018 at the Berea United Methodist Church, burial will be in the Owingsville Cemetery at 2 pm Monday. Visitation will be Sunday June 17, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea from 5-9 pm Sunday with Masonic Rites performed at 7:30 pm.

Pallbearers will be Brian Abney, Darwin Whitaker, Mark Catron, Charlie Homa, Ron Conyers, and Donnie Abrams.

The family would like to thank the Hospice Care Plus for their great care of Virgil.

Donations are suggested to the Virgil Catron Memorial fund at the Berea United Methodist Church.

Marsha Bowman

Marsha Bowman age 55, wife of Jacob Bowman, passed away June 13, 2018 in Mt Vernon at the Rockcastle County Hospital. Marsha was born in Berea Kentucky to Billy and Bettye Sears Bales of Berea.

Marsha was a member of the Kirksville Baptist Church and had been a homemaker. Marsha also graduated from Madison Central High School and the New Opportunity School for Women in Berea.

Marsha is also survived by her husband Jacob Bowman, her daughter Lonna Lainhart Lanter (Aaron), and her sisters: Rejinna Marcum, Treka (Jim) Adams, and Brandy (Billy) Conner, her grandson AJ Lanter, and her mother and father-in-law Marie and Jacob Bowman, as well as many nieces and nephews. Marsha was preceded in death by her sister Greta Bales and her nephew Wesley Jordan Marcum.

Funeral services will be Tuesday June 19, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea at 1 pm with Pastor Boyce Smith officiating. Visitation will be Monday June 18, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home from 6-9 pm.

Pallbearers will be Billy E. Bales, Matthew Adams, Jason Adams, Justin Marcum, Bobby Bowman, and Roy Bowman. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Adams, Aaron Lanter, Billy Conner, Brian (Ashley) Poynter, and AJ Lanter, burial will be in the Berea Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

Sammy Sutton

Sammy Sutton

Sammy Sutton age 60, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Baptist Health in Lexington. Sammy was born in Berea to Frances Dooley Todd and the late Clarence Spires.

She was a former insurance adjuster of Kentucky Farm Bureau and was the pianist and member of Scaffold Cane Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband Greg Sutton; one daughter Amy Sutton Newton and her husband Austin; one sister Jennifer Spires Fields and her husband Larry; two grandchildren, Halle Jaymes Newton and Hagan Scout Newton; and two nephews, Joshua and Aaron Fields.

Funeral services will be 2pm, Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Scaffold Cane Baptist Church with Bro. James Hardin officiating. Burial will follow in the Scaffold Cane Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11am-2pm at the church. Lakes Funeral Home Berea is in charge of arrangements.

Billy Ray Dees

Billy Ray Dees

Billy Ray Dees, age 53 of Mt. Vernon, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018 at UK Medical Center in Lexington. Billy Ray was born in Dayton, Ohio to the late James and Fabra Lee Dees.

He was a self-employed carpenter.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother James “Biggen” Dees.

He is survived by his three sons, Jeremiah Dees, Billy Joe Dees, and Nick Dees; his spouse, Linda Brown; ten siblings, Lloyd (Donna) Dees, Eugene (Roxie) Dees, Johnny Dees, Joe (Lois) Dees, Robbie (Lisa) Dees, Wanda (Wayne) Isaacs, Anna (Jerry) Shelton, Viola “Shug” Gilbert, Mark Wayne Dees, and Luke Dees; and six grandchildren, Andrea Dees, Adrian Dees, Catrina Dees, Desray Dees, Deven Dees, and Tyson Dees.

There will be a memorial service at a later date.

Charles Meadows

Charles Meadows

Charles Meadows age 84, husband of Nancy Hubbs Meadows, died Sunday June 10, 2018 at his home. Charles was born in McCreary County, Kentucky to the late Lewis and Jane Bryant Meadows.

He was retired from the Honeywell Company where he built airplanes. Charles was also a US Army veteran of the Korean War.

Charles was preceded in death by a son Steve Meadows, 2 grandsons and 10 brothers and sisters.

Charles is survived by his wife Nancy Hubbs Meadows, his sons: Chuck (Diane) Meadows, Tony Meadows and Gary Meadows, 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday June 15, 2018 at 12 noon at the Crestview Holy Sanctuary, burial with military honors will be in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 10 am – 12 noon. Lakes Funeral Home Berea is in charge of arrangements.

Susan Spillman

Susan Spillman

Susan Spillman passed peacefully at 65 years of age surrounded by her loving family on June 9, 2018. Susan was born in Richmond, Kentucky to the late Printus and Barba Omara Spillman; she was preceded in death by her brother Butch Spillman and her sister Mary Helen Durham.

Susan had been a Realtor for Key Associates Realty and was a member of the Broadway Baptist Church in Richmond. She especially loved quilting and reading.

Susan will be fondly remembered and missed by her children: Jonathan Wesley Bullens (Traci), and Jason Walker Bullens (Lauren), her grandchildren: Matthew Bullens, Emma Bullens, Wesley Bullens, and Willow Bullens, and her siblings: Bill Spillman, Kenneth Michael Spillman (Kay), Katherine Ann Ross (Brian), Denise Eugena Johnson (Carter), Vonda Kaye Spillman, Ronald David Spillman (Glenda), Samantha Lee Vanover (Shannon), and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be Wednesday June 13, 2018 at 11 am at Lakes Funeral Home Berea; burial will be in the Manse Cemetery in Paint Lick. Visitation will be Tuesday June 12, 2018 from 6-9 pm at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Bullens, Mark Wren, Carter Johnson, Shannon Vanover, Brian Ross, and Frank Durham.

James D. Howard

James D. Howard

James D. Howard age 83, widower of Wanda Dixon Howard, passed away Friday June 8, 2018. James was born in Leslie County Kentucky to the late Jesse James and Charity Tomlin Howard.

James was also preceded in death by daughter Brenda Howard Hiten and several brothers and sisters.

James was a former truck driver for A.O. Smith Trucking Company and he had also attended Clear Creek Bible College and worked as a pastor, and he was a long time member of the Silver Creek Baptist Church where he also served as Deacon. He loved spending time outdoors, but he was his happiest when he was spending time with his family and friends whom he loved and cherished deeply.

James is survived by his children: Joey (Tracie) Howard, Fran (Adam) Feltner, Donna (Bobby) Gray, and Libby (David) Ellis, 14 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren, and several special nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for James will be Tuesday June 12, 2018 at 11 am at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Rev. Tim Roberts, and Rev. Rodger Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday June 11, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home from 6-9 pm.

Pallbearers will be Earl Ray Neal, James Hampton, Dylan Howard, Ryan Ellis, Jacob Ellis, and Jedidiah Webb, Chris Feltner, Tyler Adams. Honorary pallbearers will be Ford Thompson, Tim Walker, Stan Sizemore, Paul Dean, Billy Linville, Rodney Davis, and Dalton Howard.

My Gracious Father
When I look back on my life and how I have grown and become who I am today, I’m reminded of my Dad, James Howard. His compassion for those he encountered set him aside from all others. His loyalty to his family has been the foundation for how I have raised my children. His Spiritual grounding was instilled within me and within my children, for that I am so thankful. He has always been one of the most hardworking people I have known. He instilled this trait into me as well. I watched his journey from an unstoppable force, to weakened man due to his battle with Parkinson’s disease. This lead to my father and lifelong care giver needing to be taken care of himself. It was very difficult for him to show any weakness, his trials eventually brought him to confess that he needed help with his health conditions. While he never wanted to burden anyone, he was persistent in battling his illness. There was no limit to what me and my family would do to ensure my dad was well taken care of. However, God had other plans in mind, and called him home. I am immensely blessed to say My dad was my best friend, I sought his advice, cherished his wisdom, and smile at the wonderful memories I have made with him throughout my life. His influence made me the man I am today. There will never be another person quite like my dad, he was special that way. He came to earth to make a difference and has done that with me and everyone he has met. I feel a sense of relief knowing that he is no longer in pain, and that he is watching over me and my family from heaven, with my mom by his side. I will miss my dad and best friend more than words could ever express, but look forward to the day I get to see him again.
-Joey L. Howard

Russell Lowell Moore

Russell Lowell Moore

Russell Lowell Moore, 74, of Berea, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond following an illness. He was a Rockcastle County native born February 11, 1944, son of the late William Daniel and Christine Day Moore.

He retired JMBM Construction Company supervisor, and had been a resident of the Berea area most of his life. Lowell was a Mt. Vernon High School Graduate (Class of 1962), liked to build furniture, work in his garden, and fish.

Survivors include 3 children, Russell Lowell Moore II, Lisa Moore, Paula Isaacs (Kevin); 2 siblings, William Daniel Moore, Jr., Judy Carol Cash; 5 grandchildren, Brandon, Courtney, Emily, Christine, Rachel; 1 great grandson, Aiden; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Sue Coyle Moore; his second wife, Frankie Hodges Pennington Moore; and sister, Marjorie Conn.

In accordance with Lowell’s wishes, he was cremated and a Memorial Service is scheduled for 7:00 PM Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Reppert Funeral Home. Acceptance of friends 6:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403 or American Cancer Society, 1504 College Way, Lexington, KY 40502

Stella Ball

Stella Ball

Stella Blanton Ball, 98, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at The Terrace Nursing & Rehab Facility in Berea. Born February 19, 1920, in Harlan, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Robert Blanton and Dora (Unthank) Roberts, both of whom preceded her in death and the widow of Pearl Ball.

Stella was a homemaker and loved her family beyond measure. She attended Unity Baptist Church in Richmond.

She is survived by three daughters, Linda Janet Horne, Sherry Paulette Ball, and Merica Suzette Ball, all of Richmond; seven grandchildren, Jerry Johnson (Holly), Christopher Alley, Rebecca Bryant (Tim), Brittany Newland (Anthony) Joanna Sifingo, Deborah Sams, and Teresa Sams, as well as several great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Geraldine Fannon and Donna Sams; one grandchild, Val Donna Fannon; one sister, Jane Sisk and one brother Edward Blanton.

Funeral service for Stella will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Dr. Dennis Brewer officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 – 8 PM Friday at the Funeral Home.

James Arnold Harris Sr

James Arnold Harris Sr

James Arnold Harris, Sr., 68, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at his home. Born September 18, 1949, in Richmond, KY, he was the son of the late John and Esther Bell (Ballew) Harris and was preceded in death by his loving wife, Georgia Bell Harris, of Bobtown, KY.

James was a retired U. S. Army SP4 having received a Purple Heart after his service in the Vietnam War. He was a member of Goodloe Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Melissa Harris Warford (Quintin); two sons, James Arnold Harris, Jr. (Evelyn) and David Richardson; two sisters, Anna Fife and Margaret Harris; two brothers, Nathaniel Hocker (Mattie) and John C. Harris; grandchildren, Galen Harris, Jaleel Harris, Alonza Myers, Chad Brown, Greg Coleman, Danielle Warford and Quintin Warford; one great grandchild, Tia Myers and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial service with military honors for James will be held at 1:00 PM Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Rev. Hunter Byrd officiating.

William McIntosh

William “Bill Mack” McIntosh, 76, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 after arrival at Baptist Health – Richmond. Born March 9, 1942, in Richmond, KY, he was the son of Seldon and Virginia (Sloan) McIntosh, both of whom preceded him in death.

Bill Mack was an auto mechanic and loved trading cars. He also enjoyed fishing, and playing bingo and the lottery.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Isaacs McIntosh; two daughters, Kimberly Noland (Eugene) and Jennifer VanWinkle; one son, Rodney McIntosh (Devonna), all of Richmond; and numerous grandchildren.

Funeral service for Bill Mack will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, June 15, 2018, Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Bro. Tommy Masters officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 11 AM until service time on Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jason Rawlins, Eugene Noland, Jimmy Fritz, Jonathan Fritz, Joey Fritz, and Jessie Lainhart. Sidney Rawlins and Eric McIntosh will be honorary pallbearers.

Ruth Williams

Ruth Williams

Ruth Richardson Williams was born in Estill County, December 15, 1916, to the late John Will and Esther Albright Richardson. Her mother passed away when she was only two, but she had a loving step-mother, Nancy Hatfield Richardson. After 101 years of life, she celebrated victory over death on June 14, 2018, in Berea.

Mrs. Williams was the oldest member of The First Baptist Church, and was also a member of the Gleaners Sunday School Class. Her faith in God was unwavering, and her Christian values were exhibited in all areas of her life. She was a retired merchant, owning and operating Richardson Mercantile in Kingston, along with her husband.

In addition to her parents and her step-mother, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years; Nicholas “Nick” Williams; her siblings, Mary Edna Gabbard, J.W. Richardson Jr., and Albert Richardson and a very special niece: Ruthie Gabbard.

She leaves behind the following family members to cherish her memory: her daughter and son-in-law: Edna Carol and Jack Maupin; two granddaughters and grandsons-in-law: Amy and J.D. Harris and Brittany and Richard Quant. Her greatest joy and love was being a Great Mimi to Caroline Jane Harris, together they shared many powdered doughnuts.

Celebrating a life well lived, Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Monday, June 18, 2018 at The First Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Fort officiating. Burial will follow at Madison Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Sunday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers are: Jimmy Harris, Robert Helton, Harold Richardson Jr., and her nephews, Russ Gabbard, Albert Richardson Jr., Rod Potts, Bill Parsons, Wes Williams and James Leach.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The First Baptist Church, 425 Eastern Bypass, Richmond, Kentucky 40475 or Oneida Baptist Institute, P.O. Box 67
Oneida, KY 40972-0067.

Albert Gordon Jr

Albert Gordon Jr

Mr. Albert Gordon, Jr., 66, of Richmond, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018 at Baptist Health – Lexington. Mr. Gordon, the son of the late Charles Raymond Gordon and Della Rose Gordon, was born in Madison County on March 1, 1952.

He was a roofer for ABR Roofing & Construction. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, as well as, hunting and fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Survivors include two sons: Tony Gordon and wife Michelle of Stanford and Stephen Gordon and wife Teresa of Dreyfus; his daughter: Jolene Powell and husband Russell of Richmond; his brother: Eugene Gordon and wife Vickie; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Mr. Gordon was also preceded in death by his brother, James Gordon.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 2101 Dreyfus Rd., Waco, Kentucky with Bro. Chris Cobb officiating. The family will receive friends after 11:00 A.M. Saturday at the church. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Justene Ratliff

Hallie Ratliff

Hallie Justene Wilhite Ratliff, 80, of Richmond, KY, formerly of Pikeville, passed away on June 11, 2018. She was born on July 25, 1937 in a Fordson Coal camp at McVeigh, Pike County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Willard Quincy Wilhite and Evie Jane Spradlin Wilhite.

She was a graduate of Belfry High School, Class of 1953, Morehead State University and Eastern Kentucky University. She was a Registered Nurse and a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Pikeville.

Survivors include: two sons, James B. Ratliff (Melissa) of Nicholasville, KY, and Philip Q. Ratliff (Tammy) of Flatwoods, KY; four grandsons, James Tyler Ratliff (Ashley) of Stillwater, OK, Christopher Brian Ratliff (Megan) of Lexington, KY, William T. Ratliff of Lexington, KY, and Peyton Ratliff of Richmond, KY; one sister; Ilene W. Justice of Richmond, KY.

Private Services will be conducted under the direction of the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W., Main St., Richmond.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to: The Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 208 Kidd Dr., Berea, KY 40403; or to the Humane Society A.L.L of Madison County, PO Box 2094, Richmond, KY 40476; or to the Eastern Kentucky University Foundation, 521 Lancaster Ave., CPO 19A, Richmond, KY 40475.

Jewell Bowling

Jewell Bowling

Mrs. Jewell Saylor Bowling, 93 of Brodhead, died Sunday, June 10, 2018 at her home. She was born at Conway in Rockcastle County, KY on July 31, 1924 the daughter of Willie and Ada Alexander Saylor.

She had been a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal Faith. She enjoyed gardening and raising Iris and flowers, reading, quilting, crocheting, and knitting.

She is survived by a son, Collin Dennie Bowling and wife Karen of Berea; a daughter, Claudinnia Cash and husband Charlie of Brodhead; a brother, William David Saylor and wife Vessie of Brookville, OH; and three special sisters-in-law, Clara Alcorn and Darlene Bowling, both of Mt. Vernon, and Thelma Bowling of Richmond. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Nicole Stone and husband Anthony, Jordan Bowling and wife Evie, Chuck Cash and wife Sherri, and Curtis Cash and wife Ginger; and ten great grandchildren, Sean, Matthew, and Evan Stone, Blake and Ava Bowling, and Carlee, Sean, Paige, Clay, and Caylee Cash.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cloyd Bowling; a granddaughter, Jamie Leigh Bowling; a brother, Bill Saylor; four sisters, Lucy Boggs, Elva Northern, Goldie Harrison, and Lona Schuler; and five special sisters-in-law, Jewel Napier, Charity Bryant, Ethel Napier, Anna Strong, and Mary Elam.

Visitation will be June 15, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Dowell and Martin Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow the visitation.

Eva Craycraft

Eva Craycraft

Eva Charlene Craycraft was born May 3, 1953 in Bourbon County and departed this life Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Berea, being 65 years of age. She was the daughter of the Carl & Penny (Banks) Craycraft.

Eva is survived by her son, Chad Miller of McKee, her daughter, Shannon Smith of Berea and her daughter Dawn Ryan of Lexington.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date. Lakes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Isaacs

Barbara Isaacs

Barbara (Bobbie) Hale Isaacs (75) passed away peacefully in her home during the early morning hours of Saturday, June 9th with her twin sons and granddaughter near her side in Berea, Kentucky.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Burgess Lee Hale and Mabel Gadd Hale (both of Berea, Kentucky), her 1st husband, James Garland Locker (Lexington, Kentucky), and her 2nd husband, Joseph (Joe) Isaacs (Irvine, Kentucky).

She is survived by her twin sons from her 1st marriage, Jerry Michael and James Mitchell Locker (Berea, Ky), a granddaughter, Amber Nicole Locker (Berea, Ky), a brother, Don Hale Sr. (Richmond Ky), and four nephews, and four nieces.

A life-long resident of Madison County, Kentucky, Barbara graduated from Berea High School after attending the Berea Independent School System. She was also a former school bus driver with the Madison County School System and was very popular with the students who rode with her along her route.

Barbara was very active with her gardening and homemaking skills up until her passing. She was also an avid reader, spending much time at both locations of the Madison County Public Library (Berea and Richmond) taking advantage of not only books and periodicals, but many programs both locations provided as well. She believed that educating oneself was a life-long process.

By her request, Barbara wished a private memorial service with her immediate family members, being interred at the Berea Cemetery alongside her beloved grandmother, Jenny “Grandma” Wolfe (Berea, Ky). For any further info, please feel free to contact the family directly at 859-248-2055.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation/s instead be made in Barbara’s name to the American Heart Association by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1, or online at:

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