OBITUARIES SEPT. 23-30, 2018

Lesley Gail Wilson

Lesley Gail Wilson

Lesley Gail Wilson, age 54, died Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Florida Hospital in Tampa, Florida. He was born February 17, 1964 in Lexington, KY.

Mr. Wilson was a self-employed master carpenter, he loved his family, firearms and the beach.

Lesley was preceded in death by his father, Reo VanWinkle and a sister, Debra Jo Moore.

He is survived by his mother, Shirley Gilpin, of Berea, KY., his brother, Danny B. (Deenie) Wilson of Lexington, KY., his sisters, Kathy Poynter and Lois Anglin both of Berea, KY., Joyce Jones of Green Bay, WI., and Judy (Randy) Lake of Berea, KY. A host of nieces, nephews and friends also survive.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Fairview Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be 11:00 AM until the service. Davis & Powell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Vivian Yvonne Warford

Vivian Yvonne Warford

Vivian Yvonne Warford, age 56, died Wednesday September 19, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Ky. Miss Warford was born July 27, 1962 in Richmond, Ky., to Uranus Green and Mattie Jo Willis Warford.

Miss Warford loved dancing, helping others, and especially loved her family. Miss Warford was a member of the First Baptist Church in Richmond, Ky.

Miss. Warford was preceded in death by her father Uranus Green Warford.

Other than her mother she is survived by her daughter, Ida Mae Warford, her brother, Gary Warford, and her sister Janice Baxter and her husband Ralph. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Traymarius Warford, Corontae’ Warford, Aulbree Gill, and Amaria Gill.

Funeral services will be 1:00PM Friday September 28, 2018 at the First Baptist Church, 302 Francis Street in Richmond, with Rev. Robert Blythe officiating. Entombment will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation will be 6-8pm Thursday at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home in Berea, and 11-1 on Friday at the Church.

Charles Barnett

Charles Barnett

Charles Barnett age 79, husband of Lois Ann Barnett, died Thursday Sep. 27, 2018 in Lexington at the UK Medical Center.

Charles, also known as “Chicken Charlie”, was a member of the Silver Creek Baptist Church, and he was part of several businesses in town. Charlie worked for Parker Seal Company from 1959-1971, he operated the Tastee Freeze here in Berea from 1971-1992, he owned and ran the Quality Cleaners from 1993 to 2010, and he was a founding partner in Papaleno’s Pizza from 1984-1998. Charles also did his civic duty as a member of the Planning and Zoning board for the City of Berea in the 1980s and 90s.

Charles is survived by his wife Lois Ann Terrill Barnett and two children, Carol Lynne, and Mike (Mary Beth) Barnett, a brother Jimmy (Judy) Barnett, and sister Anna Jane Carpenter, and his grandchildren: Mikey Barnett, Kiana Mahjub, Chris (Casey) Mahjub, and great-grandchildren: Jaylnn Mahjub, Madelyn Mahjub, and Camryn Mahjub.

Funeral services for Charles will Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at 2 pm at Silver Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Hisle officiating. Visitation for Charles will be Friday 5-8 pm at Silver Creek Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to Silver Creek Baptist Church PO Box 97 Berea, KY 40403, or Operation Smile 3641 Faculty Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23453.

Melissa Moore

Melissa Moore

Melissa Moore 40, died Thursday Sept. 27, 2018 at St Joseph East Hospital in Lexington with her family by her side. She lost her battle to cancer, but won her eternal life. Melissa was born in Broward County, Florida in 1978.

She was a member of the White Lick Baptist Church.

She was the mother to three beautiful kids, Zachary, Austin, and Addison, she is survived by her life partner Derek Shouse. She is also survived by survived by her mother Freida Dell Gross, her sisters Cynthia L. Ford, and Carrie Garr, her brother Lee Ford as well as nieces and nephews and a great niece and nephew.

She was preceded in death by her father Roscoe and her grandparents on both sides.

Melissa had a love for baking, reading books, and watching cartoons, and she was a member of the JR Ward and the Blade Dagger brotherhood fan club. She was a sports fanatic and loved UK sports and watching her kids play ball.

Funeral services will be Monday Oct. 1, 2018 at 2 pm at the White Lick Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Dunn officiating, visitation will be Monday at the church from 11 am – 2pm. Burial will be in the Pilot Knob Cemetery. Lakes Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral costs.

William Rogers

William Rogers

William Rogers age 62, passed away Thursday Sept. 27, 2018 at the St. Joseph Hospital East in Lexington, Ky.

William was retired from Sherwin Williams in Richmond, he supported the NRA, the Heritage Foundation and Hillsdale College. William was a US Army National Guard veteran.

William was preceded in death by his father Earnest Rogers and one son Keith Rogers.

William is survived by his mother Margaret Hale Rogers, his sons: Shane (Angela) rogers, and Josh (Nicole) Rogers, his brothers: Dan Rogers, Greg Rogers, and Mark Allen Rogers, his sister Pamela Cates, and his grandchildren Keysten, Layla, Jacob, Alyssa, and Kaylee.

Funeral services will be Tuesday Oct. 2, 2018 at 11 am at Lakes Funeral Home Berea, burial will be in the Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday at the Funeral Home from 6-9 pm.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

Wayne Derwood Dillman

Wayne Derwood Dillman

Wayne Derwood Dillman, a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, left this earth on September 28, 2018 and entered a new life with his Heavenly Father. He was born July 3, 1942 in Middlesboro, KY.

Wayne graduated from Middlesboro High School and graduated from Berea College in 1965 with a degree in Business Administration. While at Berea College, he met his future wife, Donna Sparks. After college, he commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force and became a C-130 pilot. He served in the Vietnam and Cold Wars. He faithfully served 20 years and received several honors and commendations during his Air Force career; Wayne was most proud of the Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster and the Vietnam Service Medal with three service stars, as well as earning his Masters Degree in Business Administration where he earned an A+ in statistics. Upon retirement from the Air Force, he served 20 more years as a counselor in a halfway house, Transitions, in Ashland, Kentucky. .

We are so grateful for the support of dear family and friends. Wayne was a humble, kind, hard-working, and down-to-earth man who enjoyed the simple things of life. He thoroughly enjoyed his family, flying, reading, crossword puzzles and working in the yard. He was so proud to have served his country and loved to talk airplanes. His sense of duty never diminished. May he fly on Eagles wings.

Surviving are his loving wife of 53 years, Donna and two sons, Scott (and wife Jill) of North Little Rock, Arkansas and Chris (and wife Becky) of Exeter, New Hampshire, who were his pride and joy, his four precious grandchildren: Drew, Ella, Ben and Alex Dillman, as well as his two brothers Joe Dillman (and wife Goldie) of Fruitland Park, Florida and David Dillman (and wife Donna) of Middlesboro, Tennessee, whom he cared for deeply. He is survived as well by a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and dear friends.

Wayne loved to make people laugh, one of his quotes and something to make you smile: “The square root of pi is not square, its round. Pie is not square”.

A funeral service will be held at First Baptist in Richmond, Kentucky on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 11:00 am, with Rev. Bill Fort officiating. A burial will be held at a later date.
Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Kentucky and Southern, Indiana.

Sandra Michelle Douglas

Sandy Douglas

Sandy Douglas, wonderful wife and life partner of Bob Douglas, passed away, Friday, September 21, 2018. Beloved daughter of Doris Howard; Sandy is also survived by brother David, sister Sherri, brother-in-law Steve, nephew Jason and niece Sara.

Sandy will be missed by all who knew her.

Please donate to Hospice Care plus, Berea, KY.

AJ Winkler

AJ Winkler

Mr. AJ Winkler, 93, of Carlisle OH, formerly of the community of Rice Station in Estill County, passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. He was born on July 13, 1925 in Irvine Kentucky to the late Greeley and Mattie Warford Winkler.

Mr. Winkler was a retired employee of General Motors where he worked in the Steam Plant as a Stationary Engineer. He was also a Veteran of the US Army having served his country during WWII.

Survivors include: his two sons, Mayor Randy Winkler (Margie) and Dudley Winkler (Diane); six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a special great-great-granddaughter, Payten Winkler, which he lovingly called, “Little Red”; two sisters, Thelma Weidle (Herman) and Barbara Crawford; one brother, Donald Winkler; as well as a host of other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife, Bessie Rawlins Winkler; one son, Ricky Winkler; and one brother, Bill Winkler.

Funeral Services officiated by Bro. Tim Jones will be conducted at 12:00 PM, Noon, on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond, beginning with Masonic Rites. Burial will follow at the Flatwoods Cemetery in Waco. Visitation will be after 10:00 AM on Saturday at the funeral home.

Lillian Reynolds

Lillian Reynolds

Lillian McQueary Reynolds, 90, the widow of Paris L. Reynolds, passed away Sunday afternoon, September 23, 2018. Mrs. Reynolds, the daughter of the late Willie and Lilly Cruse McQueary, was born in Madison County on March 15, 1928.

She was a retired employee of Westinghouse-Phillips and was a member of The Broadway Baptist Church. Before moving to Richmond, she was a longtime member of The Bethlehem Baptist Church, where she had served as a Sunday School Teacher.

Survivors include her three children: Lewis D. Reynolds (Connie), Linda R. Witt (Don) and Lerman Willis (Jean); one sister: Clara Howard; six grandchildren: Tammie Closterman, Tonya Byrd (Randy), Ronnie Reynolds (Janet), Brian Wall (Renea), Cristy Quinley (Stacy) and Curtis Willis (Jennifer); fourteen great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters: Virginia King and Maggie Ward.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Dr. Neal Prather and Rev. Jimmy Closterman officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-9 PM Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are: Brian Wall, Preston Wall, Tyler Wall, Ronnie Reynolds, Clayton Byrd and Mason Byrd. Honorary Pallbearers are: Austin Debord, Randy Byrd and Curtis Willis.

Katherine Mae Robinson

Katherine Mae Robinson

Mrs. Katherine Mae Robinson, 73 of Livingston, died Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. She was born in Rockcastle County, KY on October 12, 1944 the daughter of Tyree and Maggie Gray.

She was a retired LPN and was a member of Morning View Holiness Church. She loved gardening and going to gospel singings.

She is survived by her son, Hencie Norman Childress and wife Vivian Kay of Brodhead; her daughter, Julie Kaye Hazelwood of Livingston; two brothers, Lewis Gray of McKee and Jim Earl Gray of Livingston; a sister, Geneva “Dee Dee” Howard of Mt. Vernon; four grandchildren, Justin Burkhart, Hanna Childress, Owen Hazelwood, and Emory Hazelwood; and two great grandchildren, Hunter Burkhart and Daisy Agee.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer Robinson; three sisters; and three brothers.

Visitation will be September 30, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Dowell and Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service will take place October 1, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Morning Vew Cemetery.

Linda Newcomb

Linda Newcomb

Mrs. Linda Newcomb age 70, of London, KY passed away Sunday September 23, 2018 at the St. Joseph Hospital in London. She was born on October 9, 1947 in Berea, KY the daughter of the late Gilbert and Gertrude Anderson Bales.

She was a loving mother & grandmother and was a member of the Baptist faith.

Survivors are: three sons; Dwayne, Terry, and Shane Newcomb all of Florida. One daughter; Susan Wagers of London. One brother; Ronnie Bale, and one sister; Sue Allen. Ten grandchildren, and three great grandchildren also survive.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Bert Newcomb.

Funeral services for Mrs. Linda Newcomb will be conducted 11 AM Thursday September 27, 2018 at the Cox Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Hogue officiating. Burial will follow in the Bales Cemetery. Friends may visit from 6 to 9 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Lillian Harris

Lillian Harris

Lillian Dean Arvin Harris, 95, of Estill County, passed away Sunday, Sept. 23rd, at the Irvine Health and Rehab Center. She was born Lillian Dean Arvin on December 14th, 1923 a daughter of the late Rev. Nathaniel Green and Sarah Nicely Harris Arvin both of Estill County.

Lillian (better known as Granny) was a homemaker and caregiver for the elderly and was the oldest living member of the New Bethel Baptist Church #1 on Barnes Mountain.

She was preceded in death by her husband Rev. Avery Harris and oldest daughter Carolyn Harris Faircloth; nine brothers Lawrence, Andrew, Herbert, Millard, Georgie, Nathaniel T., Fred, Trefford, and William Royce Arvin; three sisters Maggie Johnson, Gracie Arvin, and Daisey Arvin.

Survivors include her daughters Paulette ( and husband Rev. Billy) Stamper of Irvine, Delores Jean (and husband LaVaughn) Stamper of Waco, and Janie (and husband Robert C.) Flanagan of Crossville, TN. Lillian has 36 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and countless friends and relatives.

Services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, September 26th, at Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals with Rev. Billy Stamper officiating. Burial will follow in the Hoover Cemetery. Friends may call anytime after 6 PM Tuesday.

Pallbearers will be Michael Flanagan, Shannon Faircloth, Justin Robinson, Holden Stamper, George Arvin, Devlin Gammell. Honorary pallbearer is Dylan Bryant

Shirley J. Wright

Shirley J. Wright, age 89, of Pea Ridge Road in Irvine passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at the Compassionate Care Center following a long illness. She was born January 29, 1929 in Covington, KY and was the daughter of the late J.W. and Drucilla Riddell McDonald.

She was a homemaker and had worked several jobs including phone operator, outreach worker, head start teacher and had been employed by the Kentucky River Foothills. She was a member and founder of the Outreach Church and had lived in Estill County most of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald M. Wright.

She is survived by:
5 Daughters: Patty (Gary) Miller Estill Co.
Angelia (Raymond) Overbay Estill Co.
Teresa (Roger) Hatfield-Barger Madison Co.
Gina (Delmar) Sewell Estill Co.
Shell (Terry) Hymer Estill Co.
2 Sons: Greg Wright Estill Co.
Marlyn Wright Estill Co.
1 Sister: Glenda Cole Estill Co.
12 Grandchildren: Jacqulyn Brandenburg, Ray (Antje) Richardson, II, Kevin Richardson, Tina Hatfield, Traci Hatfield, John Hatfield, Deidra Roberts, Elizabeth Sewell, Joshua Hymer, Blake Hymer, Charlie Wright and Chris Wright and a Host of Great and Great-Great Grandchildren

She was preceded in death by 3 sisters; Sharon McDonald, Dean Rose, Deleta McIntosh and 1 brother, Linville McDonald and 1 grandchild, Donnie Miller.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 28, 1 PM at the Outreach Church by Bro. Jerry Rose. Burial will be at the Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Thursday at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home and after 12 PM Friday at the Church.

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