OBITUARIES NOV 11-18, 2018

Alan Rose

Alan Rose

Alan Rose, age 62, passed away Monday, November 12, 2018, at his residence. Mr. Rose was born March 2, 1956, in Madison County, Ky., to the late Orville Rose and Elsie Hurt Rose Alexander.

Alan was a retired plumber with Berea College. He loved his work, riding horses, and was a great provider for his family. Alan was of the Baptist faith.

Other than his parents Alan was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Jean Rose, and a grandchild Baby Sell.

He is survived by his wife Loraine Bowman Rose, two sons, David Alan Rose and his wife Marcia of Mt. Vernon, Christopher Alan Rose of Richmond, three daughters, Heather Nicole Rose of Berea, Jessica Dawn Rose Maupin and her husband Brian of Livingston, Brittany LeeAnn Rose of Berea, two sisters, Teresa Faye Barrett and her husband Donald of Waco, Pamela Joyce Preston and her husband Jimmy of Berea, eight grandchildren, Christian Sell, Dawson Sell, Zachary Coffey, Makayla Coffey, Emily Maupin, Cody Maupin, Kelsey Maupin, and Wesley Maupin.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday, November 16, 2018, at Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Cecil Burns officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Cemetery at the Rose Family Farm. Visitation will be 5-9pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Edison Lee Witt, Jeff Johnson, Josh Chasteen, Travis Preston, Mike Barrett, and Chad Barrett. Honorary Pallbearers will be Logan Preston, L.D. Parsons, Mike Dunn, and Brian Maupin.

Ruth Irene Carpenter

Ruth Irene Carpenter

Ruth Irene Carpenter age 73, wife of Norman ‘Cotton’ Carpenter, died Monday Nov. 12, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Ruth was born in Lawrence County, Ohio to the late Thomas and Phyllis Dever Werner Rawlins.

She was retired from Berea Hospital.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband James C. Bailey, her son Jonathan Bailey, her step son Bobby Malicoat, her brothers Charles Rawlins, Edward Rawlins, and her aunt Dorothy Werner.

Ruth is survived by her husband Norman ‘Cotton’ Carpenter, her step daughters; Mary Etta Spires and Della Mae Berry, her brothers Tom Rawlins, and Larry Rawlins, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews, her special friend Rita Davis and her beloved dog Macy.

Funeral services will be Friday Nov. 16, 2018 at 11 am at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Bro. Stevie Isaacs officiating. Burial will be in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday Nov. 15, 2018 from 5-8 pm atthe Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Davis, Scottie Pennington, Toby Coyle, Brian Simpson, Kendall Bailey, and Bradley Isaacs. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Devere, Larry Todd, Mike Coyle, Tony Miller, and Carl Gadd.

Mary Etta Rogers

Mary Etta Rogers age 76, widow of Ivan Rogers, died Monday Nov. 12, 2018 at the Berea Health Care Center. Mary was born in Butler County, Ohio to the late Elden and Loretta Brooks Chasteen.

Mary was retired from Dresser Industries in Berea and was a member of Valley Baptist Church.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband Ivan Rogers, her parents, and her brothers William Earl Chasteen, and James Carl Chasteen.

Mary is survived by her children: Ivan Ladale (Lisa) Rogers, Nancy Irene (Roger) Norfleet, and Jeffrey Allen Rogers, her siblings: Eddie Ray Chasteen, Betty Jane (Ellis) Eldridge, Patty Sue Baker, Peggy Jean Simpson, Linda May Roberts, Cora Elizabeth (Mike) Callahan, her grandchildren: Jason Donivan (Amy) Rogers, Jeffery Andrew (Bethanee) Rogers, Zachary Dale Norfleet, and her great-granddaughter Lilee Ann Rogers.

Funeral services will be Friday Nov. 16, 2018 at 2 pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Rev. Tim Beard officiating. Burial will be in the Cartersville Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6-9 pm at the Funeral Home.

Arthur Turner

Arthur Turner

Arthur Turner, 83, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at his home. Born in Fonde, KY he was the husband of Hazel Teague Turner and the son of the late Gray and Levi Florence Turner.

Arthur was a truck driver for D&K Wholesale Drugs and a member of Unity Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon.

In addition to his wife, Hazel, Arthur is also survived by daughters Sarah Lynn Turner and Lisa Turner. Mr. Turner is also survived by a brother, Clarence Turner and four sisters; Martha White, Mable Hammitt, Barbara Johnson and Patsy Loop.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Turner.

Services for Mr. Turner will be at 11:00AM, Friday, November 16, 2018 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Dennis Brewer and Robin Mason officiating. Burial will follow in Madison Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00PM Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, Kentucky 40475.

John D. Sword

John D. Sword

John D. Sword, local attorney, departed this life on November 12, 2018. John was born in Hazard, Kentucky, the son of Chester and Emma Sword on February 26, 1935.

He attended high school in Hazard and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University after having served his country with a tour of duty in the United States Navy. From Eastern Kentucky University John graduated from the University of Kentucky Law School while at the same time maintaining a full time job with the United States Postal Service. John graduated from the University of Kentucky Law School in 1962 and immediately began practicing in Richmond with the law firm of Chenault, Coy and Sword. Subsequently, beginning in 1967, John practiced law with Morris B. Floyd, a local attorney, for twenty-five years and David Bohannon, Michael Eaves and Stuart Olds later joined their practice. John had a distinguished law career, having practiced in Richmond from 1962 to 1992. He was past president of the Madison County Bar Association and was directly instrumental in preserving White Hall as a historic site in Madison County by enjoining and prohibiting the City of Richmond, in a law suit, from locating the city landfill (better known as the city dump) on a property adjacent to White Hall.

After retiring from the law practice, John pursued numerous business interests and became quite an entrepreneur, becoming a partner in numerous nursing homes throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and helping to develop the first shopping center in Richmond known as the University Shopping Center. John was a connoisseur of fine art, enjoyed farming, was an ardent follower of the Kentucky Wildcats, and loved his dog and constant companion, NICK.

John is survived by his beloved wife of fifty three (53) years, Sena Zimmerman Sword, where they maintained a home in Richmond until his death. John is the father of three sons: John Charles Sword (Donna), Paul Sword (Patricia), both of Richmond, and Morris Sword, who predeceased his father. John is survived by one sister, Mary Emma Marcum (Buddy) of Daytona Beach, Florida; his brother, Charles Sword (Regena) and sisters Anne Sword Baker and Clara Sword Sims, having predeceased him. John is also survived by granddaughters Lauren Sword Huynh (Jared) and Chelsea Sword; grandsons, Kyle Sword and John Edward Briggs Sword; great-granddaughter, Kallie Sword, and great-grandson, Kolten Sword; nephews James Marcum (Sheri) and Mark Tye Marcum (Tina), both of Daytona Beach, Florida; nieces Susan B. Martin; a local attorney in Richmond, Georgeanne Mullins (Bobby) of Bristol, Tennessee; and Jennifer Sword Hoverter of Richmond; and sisters-in-law, Sharon Poulos (Alex) and Dianne Van Ness (Howard).

Visitation will be at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home on Friday, November 16, 2018, from 2:00 – 5:00 o’clock in the afternoon. Memorial service to be held at a later date.

Ames Bowman Jr

Ames Bowman Jr.

Mr. Ames Bowman, Jr., 72 of Mt. Vernon, died Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. He was born in Rockcastle County, KY on April 8, 1946 the son of Ames, Sr. and Myrtle Clark Bowman.

He was a carpenter, an avid fisherman and hunter, and was a member of Brush Creek Holiness Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Charlotte Begley Bowman; two sons, Amos M. Bowman and wife Rebecca of London and Daniel R. Bowman and wife Michelle of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Carla McCoy and husband Travis of Mt. Vernon and Tammy Higginbotham and husband Benny of Berea; five brothers, Delbert and Alene Bowman of Bronston, Clentin and Reda Bowman of Orlando, Bobby Dale and Mary Bowman of Somerset, Glen and Marsha Bowman of Mt. Vernon, and Cecil and Norma Bowman of London; and five sisters, Ada McGuire and Katherine and Donald Robinson, both of Orlando, Ollie Cain of Somerset, Jeweldean Durham of Mt. Vernon, and Eva Wynn of London.

Also surviving are eleven grandchildren, Michael McCoy, Hailey McCoy, Amos John Bowman, Zoey J. Bowman, Sadie J. Bowman, Jennifer and Shawn Cain, Jason Sweeny, Jordan Sweeny, Joseph Debord, Rebekah Debord, and Denise and Sam Smith; and seven great grandchildren, Jeremiah Cain, Zachary Cain, Lukas Cain, Jayson Bradley, Foxx Bloomer, Landon Lawrence, and Samuel Smith.

In addition to his parents, Ames and Myrtle Bowman, he was preceded in death by a son, Amos Broderick Bowman; two daughters, Vanessa Harrison and Carmelia Faith Bowman; and a sister, Nannie Davenport.

Visitation will be Monday November 19, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Brush Creek Holiness Church. Funeral service will be Tuesday November 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Brush Church. Internment will follow at the Johnetta Cemetery.

Verna Carol Cutter

Verna Carol Cutter

Verna Carol Denham Cutter, 63, of Richmond, KY passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 at home. Born July 11, 1955 in Danville, KY to the late Woody Denham and Willa Lee Banks.

She worked as a housewife for most of her life. Carol also loved and left behind her two precious fur babies; Romeo & Scamp.

Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Thomas Cutter of Richmond, KY; two sons, Skipper Smith (Angie) of Berea, KY, and Chase Smith of Danville, KY; one grandson, Barrett Lee Smith; one step-son, Jerrid Cutter (Leana) of Virginia; one step-daughter, Jennifer Slate (Steve) of Paint Lick, KY; three step-grandchildren, Brittany Kelly, Triton Cutter, and Temperance Cutter; two step-great-grandchildren, Eleanor Kelly and Eden Kelly; one sister, Kay Kay Denham of Stanford, KY; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Steve Denham and Christopher Banks Gilbert; and one sister, Jenny Denham.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel, Stanford. Visitation will be from 5-6pm with the funeral service beginning at 6pm. A private family interment will be held at a later date.

Joseph Tipton Abney

Joseph Tipton Abney, 65,of Richmond, formerly of Irvine, husband of Patti Brown Abner, passed away at his home Friday. Mr. Abney was a native of Estill County a son of the late Jessie and Mary Clay Alexander Abney.

He was a retired physical education teacher, and coach.

Survivors other than his wife Patti include his son Joseph; his siblings John (and wife Katy) Abney, Ella (and husband Merck) Smith, Terrie (and husband Jeff) Tate, Rebecca (and husband Blaine) Click.

A funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 9:00 am at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Richmond, with Fr. Tom Farrell officiating, with a visitation following at Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals in Irvine, beginning at 12:00 pm. Friends and family will be sharing stories beginning at 2:00 pm, with burial to follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Cameron Hendricks, Joseph Abney, Caleb Click, Cobbe Click, John Abney, Roger Brown, Jeff Tate, and Blaine Click. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Kentucky River Bassmasters.

Leona Bicknell

Leona Bicknell

Leona Bicknell, age 90, of Wisemantown Road in Irvine, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at the Compassionate Care Center following a short illness. She was born January 12, 1928 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Millard and Bessie Hisle Hymer.

She was the former owner of Bicknell and Son Grocery Store and was a member of the Lower Red Lick Holiness Church. She had lived in Estill County all her life. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Carman H. Bicknell and Patton Brandenburg.

She is survived by:
2 Sons: Fairley H. (Patricia) Bicknell Madison Co.
Michael (Karen) Bicknell Estill Co.
1 Brother: Tommy (Betty Lou) Hymer Estill Co.
5 Grandchildren 12 Great Grandchildren 2 Great-Great Grandchildren
Several step-children and step-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Brenda Sue Bicknell and 1 brother, Orville Hymer.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 17, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. J. B. Alexander and Bro Fabian Lynch. Burial will be at the West Irvine Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 AM Saturday at the Funeral Home.

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