OBITUARIES AUG. 19-26, 2018

Isaiah Cardell Massey

Isaiah Cardell Massey

Isaiah Cardell Massey was born on June 6, 2018 to Donald “D.J.” Massey, Jr. and Michelle Middleton. Isaiah passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018.

He loved to smile and was always happy. He enjoyed snuggling with his mama, laying on his daddy’s chest and being talked to by his big brother.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother: Brayden Massey; paternal grandparents: Donald and Wilma Massey, Sr.; maternal grandparents: Millard and Victoria Middleton; paternal great grandparents: Edward and Queen Deloris Massey and Annie Benson; maternal great grandparents: Judy Roy and Phillip and Jan Middleton and Herbert Eugene Middleton; two uncles: Roderick Benson and Dez Allen and two aunts: Kaitlyn Renee Middleton and Quanikwa Massey and many other family members and friends who loved him.

Isaiah was preceded in death by his maternal great grandmother, Jeanne Raye Peck. They both rest together in Heaven.

A Committal Service will be conducted at 11:30 A.M. Friday, August 24, 2018 at Madison County Memorial Gardens Chapel with Dr. Virgil Grant officiating. Family and friends may gather after 11:00 A.M. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jane Murriner

Jane Murriner age 67, died Friday Aug. 24, 2018 at the UK Medical Center after a brief illness. Jane was born in Fayette County, Kentucky to Ann Dailey Eades of Lexington and the late Roscoe Eades.

She was a homemaker and member of the Grace Baptist Church in Berea.

Jane is survived by her husband Jim Murriner, her children: Stacey Linder (Derrick), Theresa Morris (Marlon), and Darrin Murriner (Peggy), her sister Linda Baker and her children Sonny and Lindsay, and her brother Doug Eades, and her grandchildren: Amanda Washington, Valerie Morris, Peter Murriner, Lydia and Elizabeth Murriner.

A graveside funeral service will be Tuesday Aug. 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Madison County Memorial Gardens with Pastor Jim Murriner officiating. Lakes Funeral Home Berea is handling the funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to the Grace Baptist Church 111 Haiti Rd. Berea, KY 40403.

Christine Hobbs

Christine Viars Pelfrey Hobbs age 88, of Sparta, Kentucky, formerly of Berea, passed away at Gallatin Nursing and Rehab on Monday, August 20, 2018.
Christine was born in Berea to the late Cleatus and Nora Brockman Viars.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Luther Pelfrey and her husband of five years, Frank Hobbs. She was also preceded in death by her sister Bernice Baker.

Christine had been a department store clerk in Ohio and she was a member of the Bramlette Baptist Church in Sanders, KY where Christine was living in her later years.

She is survived by Bernice’s sons, David and Rodger Baker, who are part of her 30 nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by several cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be Friday, August 24, 2018, at 2 pm at Lakes Funeral Home in Berea, Minister Rodger Baker will officiate services. Burial will be in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 12 noon until 2 pm at the Funeral Home.

Joyce Mary Hannan

Joyce Mary Hannan
Born August 17, 1927
Died August 16, 2018

Joyce was born in Willimantic, Connecticut and raised in Coventry, Connecticut and Boston, Massachussets. She lived the last seventeen years of her life in Joliet, Illinois, with her beloved son, John Hannan, Director of Coaching for Roadrunners Soccer Club out of Downers Grove. She was married to her beloved husband, Victor Ryan Hannan, for over 55 years before he died.

Joyce studied nursing at Backus Hospital and worked as a nurse there and at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut. After her marriage to Victor she worked as a lab tech and enrolled at the College of William and Mary where she received the Biology of the Year Award. She received her degree in History with honors from Berea College and she received a Masters in Public Administration from Eastern Kentucky University where she was an honor student, a grad assistant and a member of Pi Sigma Alpha.

Her love of creative writing led her to be published in magazines and newspapers throughout Kentucky. When Victor retired from his 30 year career as a Naval Officer, they settled in Berea, KY. She worked 30 years for the Berea Citizen where she was a respected and cherished writer and photographer earning awards in both venues. She wrote about a wide range of topics and also had a weekly News Corner and Arts and Crafts articles that were favorites among readers. Her work was also published in the Berea Register and in other newspapers. She loved to research and explore topics that would help better society.

She was a great Naval Officer’s wife and her strength, creativity and resourcefulness carried the family of seven children through when her husband was on long yearly tours of duty. She was a Cub Scout leader and led worship teams in the different places the family lived. In Chicago, she professionally modeled for Marshall Field and G. Fox & Company. She also performed in light opera productions such as The Mikado, community theaters and in civic choirs.

Joyce gave each of her children an opportunity to play music and she was a fun and lively folk singer with countless years of singing around campfires with her children. She imparted a love of travel and nature through the many states the family lived. She instilled a love of lifelong learning by family lessons around the dinner table on subjects such as Greek mythology, unusual animals and their environments and social justice issues. Her leading morning and evening prayers around the dinner table brought comfort to the family. She created plays and dances for her children and their friends to perform in.

Joyce was an active member of the League of Women Voters and she and her husband built homes through Habitat for Humanity. The Berea St. Clare Catholic Church Religious Education Center is named after Joyce and Victor Hannan. She served as a volunteer nurse for the Red Cross and was an engaging speaker and educator for the Kentucky Civil War Round Table. Her kindness extended to serving with the Christian Appalachian Project and of other supportive groups.

She will never be forgotten for her generosity in bringing Christmas baskets to the poor and engaging her children and the children in the neighborhood to sing carols at hospitals and nursing homes. The children always had a better, more thankful Christmas, in giving of themselves to those in need. Joyce’s kindness, unselfish love and care will be greatly missed by her children, extended family, friends and all who knew her.

Joyce is survived by her children, John Hannan, Deborah Maria Hannan, Richard (Neesia) Hannan, Victor Hannan, Joyce Ann Hannan (Roy Stamey), Patrick (Mona) Hannan, Mary (Adin) Redito; grandchildren, Rachel, John, Forrest, Jessica, Michael, Eleanor, Mackenzie, Jacob, Luke, Molly, Jessie, Keegan, and Jake; and great grandchildren, Lily, Henry, Sten and Alana.

She was preceded in death by beloved husband, Victor Ryan Hannan.

Joyce is greatly loved and cherished and is deeply missed by her loving family and friends. May she have safe travels and happiness being at home with Victor and the Lord.

A Memorial Gathering for Joyce Mary Hannan will be held on Friday, August 31, 2018, from 3:00 until 9:00 p.m., at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet. Family will receive all family and friends to celebrate her life on Saturday, September 1, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. until her Memorial Mass at 10:00 a.m., at St. Jude Catholic Church, 241 W. 2nd Ave., New Lenox. As it was Joyce’s request, cremation rites have been accorded. For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at

Katherine Christensen

Katherine Christensen

Beloved daughter, sister, friend, Berea College colleague and professor, Dr. Katherine Christensen passed away Aug. 19, 2018, after a long illness. Born May 9, 1956, in Seattle, Wash., she was the eldest daughter of John H. (Jack) and Geraldine Christensen.

Studious and intelligent from a young age, she graduated with a history degree from Seattle University, then earned her master’s degree and doctorate from the University of California Berkeley. She taught at Berea College in the History Department from 1991 to 2017.

A lifelong Catholic, Dr. Christensen was active in St. Clare Catholic Church in Berea and the Newman Club at Berea College, and served as a liturgical master of ceremonies in the Diocese of Lexington.

She is survived by her parents, of Edmonds, Wash.; sisters Jeanne Fischer (Ed), Anne, Melanie, and Mary, and brother Paul; three nephews and two nieces; numerous cousins, and members of her adopted Kentucky family, including the Fitzgeralds / Aulls.

A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at St. Clare, with a reception following in the church hall. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at St. Clare. Committal will be at Berea Cemetery, followed by a gathering at noon at Berea College Hutchins Library. Davis & Powell Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Berea College History Department or to St. Clare’s parish.

Thomas Edward Broaddus

Thomas Edward Broaddus, “Tommy” 56, passed away on Friday, August 24, 2018 at his home. Tommy was born on November 10, 1961in Richmond, and was the son of Russell Noland and Charlotte Mae Cornelius Broaddus, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was a salesman for Uncle Charlies Meats, he was an avid golfer and was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include: one daughter, Mandy Simpson (Andrew), of Richmond; four brothers, Lindsey Broaddus, Hubert Broaddus, Carl Broaddus, and David Broaddus; one sister, Jane Kinney; three grandchildren, Kali Childers, Emily Simpson, and Gage Simpson; and the mother of his child, Kim Clines Smith and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jackie and Donnie Broaddus, and one sister, Jerry Rice.

Funeral services for Tommy Broaddus will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 with Pastor Virgil Grant officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation for Tommy, will be Monday, August 27, 2018 from 5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Hubert, Carl, David and Lindsey Broaddus, Matt Foley, Marty Sizemore, Buddy Stone and Steve Gibson.

Vernon Eugene Mullins

Vernon Eugene Mullins, 81, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Baptist Health – Lexington. He was born March 3, 1937, in Madison County, Kentucky to Grider Richard and Geneva Anna (James) Mullins, and was the husband of Joyce (Taylor) Mullins, all of whom preceded him in death.

Vernon was a farmer and an outdoorsman, who enjoyed his farm work, gardening, fishing, or just being outside. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include one son, Bill Mullins; daughter, Ellen Sparks; step-son, Pete Young (Lisa), all of Richmond; step-daughter, Lisa Jo Laird (Rick) of Kansas; ten grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Other family members that preceded him in death was a daughter, Peggy Jo McCurry; two sisters, Dovie Daily and Diane McClanahan; and one brother, James Mullins.

Funeral service for Vernon will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Thomas Barnes officiating. Burial will follow in the Junction City Cemetery, in Boyle County. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be C V Rose, John McClanahan, Jon Dotson, Todd Young, Nathaniel Murray, and Clay Reynolds. Honorary bearers will be Dale Turner, Jack Turner, and Damon Miller.

Debbie Cain

Debbie Lynn Cain

Debbie Lynn Rollins Cain, 59, passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. She was born in Madison County on July 20, 1959 to the late Louis Nelson Rollins and Cordie Wall Rollins.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Grace Covenant Church of God.

She is survived by: two sons, Jeremy Cain (Darlena “Pudd”) and Phillip Cain; two brothers, Melvin Rollins (Nancy) and Ronnie Rollins (Mary); one sister, Darlene Hoover (Tony); nine grandchildren, BreAnna Cain, Patrick Cain, Kyle Cain, MaKayla Cain, Michael Cain, Jeremy Cain, Jr., Dean Smith, Tyler Money and Courtney Childers; three great-grandchildren, Ayden Martin, Brayleigh Cain and Ace Shaw; two foster children, Alycia Benson, Angel Benson, and their children, Caylee, Cayden, and Cannon; a special friend Kathy Guy; as well as a host of other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Jason Cain.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Friday, August 24, 2018 at the Grace Covenant Church of God, 219 Moberly Ave., Richmond, with Pastor Johnny King and Bro. Don Rudd officiating. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11AM on Friday, at the church. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond, is in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers will be: Patrick Cain, Dean Smith, Robert Marshall, Mike Hobbs, Edward Moore Jr., and Tony Hoover. Honorary Pallbearer will be: John Cruse.

In lieu of flowers, donations to help with funeral expenses can be made to the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, PO Box 569, Richmond, KY 40475.

Gregory Keith Lemons

Gregory Keith Lemons

Mr. Gregory Keith Lemons, 67, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2018 at the Baptist Health Hospital – Richmond. He was born on October 17, 1950 in Paulding, OH to the late Frank H. and Shirley Larson Lemons.

Mr. Lemons graduated high school in Salem New Hampshire and completed his Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University. He was a dedicated police officer with the EKU Police Department where he served for 27 1/2 years before his retirement. In his free time, Gregory enjoyed working on cars, watching various sports, hunting, fishing and playing with his 2 cats. He attended the Linden Street Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one brother, Kent Lemons; two sisters, Monica Gosselin (Ray), and Carol Ehm (Charles); his former wife, Judy Foster; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Lemons.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., with Pastor Michael Barnes officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be form 5-8PM on Friday, at the funeral home.

The EKU Police Department will be serving as Pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Greg are suggested to either: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY, 10004; or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 4527, New York, NY, 10163.

Philip Lakes

Philip Lakes

Phillip was a son of Dora Kay and Flemon Lakes, who preceded him in passing. Philip battled renal cancer for over two years before losing the battle at home.

Also preceding him in death was his brother Flemon Lakes Jr. Survivors include his wife Rebecca Lakes; his sisters Lela Johnson and Emma Himes; and a brother Gilbert Lakes; his sons Philip Dale Lakes and Terry Shawn Lakes; a daughter Allena Kay Lakes; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Philip served this country in the Army and National Guard proudly for five years, and continued to fly the United States flag with love and honor. He worked for Ajax Magnathermic giving 100% to the job at hand.

Philip believed a day in bed was a wasted day, and a man should provide for his family. Set a goal, and work hard to accomplish it. Do the best you can giving your all.

He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, horseshoes, fishing, a cold beer and a “big [email protected]@ woman stirring gravy” – his words.

Pallbearers will be Larry Allen, D.J. Curtis, Barry Reynolds, Carl Hodges.

Philip has requested a donation to St. Judes Hospital in lieu of flowers.

Regina Ann Witt

Regina Ann Witt, age 66, of Wisemantown Road in Irvine passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018, at her home. She was born September 2, 1951 in Clark County and was the daughter of the late Adolph and May Mansfield Richardson.

She was a homemaker and member of the Wisemantown Methodist Church and the Bethel Christian Church. She had lived in Estill County all her life.

She is survived by: Her husband of 42 years: John Charles Witt, 2 Daughters: Ann-Marie (Greg) McLoney of Jessamine Co., Sarah Beth Witt (Ronnie Gilliam) of Indiana, 1 Son: Ryan Charles Witt of Estill Co., 4 Sisters: Lois Lynch, Lavonne Estes, Norma (Willie) Terry, Betty (Jackie) Griffin all of Estill Co., 4 Brothers: Jesse L. Richardson of Madison Co., Millard B. (Ruby) Richardson of Estill Co., Jerry G. (Kendra) Richardson of Tennessee, James A. Richardson of Estill Co., 5 Grandchildren: Gabrielle McLoney, Ariana McLoney, Kyden McLoney, Makayla Gilliam and Eli Gilliam
Brother-in-laws: Victor L. (Mary Ann) Witt and Mark A. (Nada) Witt

She was preceded in death by 2 brother-in-laws; Ronald E. Estes and Melvin D. Lynch and a special niece, Amanda Brooke Little.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 25, 2 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Ronald Lutes. Burial will be at the Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Friday at the Funeral Home.

Charles Vernon Smith

Charles Vernon Smith

Charles Vernon Smith was born January 20, 1929 in Jackson County and departed this life Monday, August 20, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, being 89 years of age. He was the son of the late Hansel & Dora (Sparks) Smith.

Vernon is survived by his loving wife, Wilma Smith of Richmond, KY and by two children, George Perry Smith of Chattanooga, TN and Valerie Justice of McKee. He was blessed with five grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren.

Vernon was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Richmond.

Funeral service will be 1:00PM Friday, August 24, 2018 at the Faith Baptist Church in Richmond with Bro. Ronald Rose officiating. Burial to follow in the Madison Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Keith Vickers, Bob Mays, Tony Ashcraft, Greg Hundley, Steve Leach & Scott Hamilton. Lakes Funeral Home in McKee was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Madison County.

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