OBITUARIES NOV 18-25, 2018

Artrice Thacker

Artrice Thacker

Artrice “Dottie” Lanelle (Middleton) Thacker, 71, of Richmond, passed away Thursday evening, November 22, 2018, at Baptist Health – Richmond. Born on August 7, 1947, in Evarts, Kentucky, she was the daughter of George Stephen and Rebecca Loretta (Day) Middleton, both of whom preceded her in death.

Artrice was a retired teacher for the Madison County School system and was of the Baptist faith.

Dottie is described by family and friends as honest, kindhearted, forgiving, empathetic, encouraging, and gentle-spirited. Above all, she loved her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ with all her heart. She is loved by many and will never be forgotten.

Survivors include two sons, Samuel P. “Sammy” Thacker and David Aaron Thacker; three daughters-in-law, Nancy Thacker, Jennifer Thacker, and Shannon Neal; one brother, Verlin Lee Middleton; four sisters, Leona Maiden, Margaret Alisue Murry, and Cleda Bernice Miracle.

She also leaves eight grandchildren, Ashley Christman, Katherine Anne Thacker, Rolando Heath Thacker, Brandi Thacker, James Quinton Thacker, Joshua Aaron Thacker and Sarah Ilana Thacker; Skyler Thacker: four great-grandchildren, Bayleigh Thacker, Eli Thacker, Liam Thacker Christman, and Lilly Erin Thacker.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Brandon Heath Thacker; one brother, George Allen Middleton; one sister, Norma Jean Wilson; and one great-granddaughter, Mariah Christman.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, November 26, 2018, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Byrd officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Christians United for Israel, PO Box 1307 San Antonio, TX 78295-1307.

Her sons, grandsons, and son-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

John Leonard Flanagan Jr.

John Leonard Flanagan Jr.

John Leonard Flanagan Jr. husband of Dianna Herndon Flanagan passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018 peacefully at home. He was born May 5, 1941 in Los Angeles, California. The son of John Leonard Flanagan Sr. and Margaret Heil Flanagan of Manhattan Beach, California.

He served a four year tour in the Air Force. John is a graduate of the University of Minnesota BA, University of Texas MA, and University of Missouri PhD. John is retired from Eastern Kentucky University (1976-2011), serving as Associate Dean for Nontraditional Studies, a member of the Psychology Department and numerous terms on the Faculty Senate.

He served as chairman of Kentucky Council on Higher Education Telecommunications consortium, chairman of the Deans and Directors of Continuing Education in Kentucky, national board member and secretary of Region 3 of The National University Continuing Education Association.

John was founder and first chairman of the Madison County Community Foundation, chairman of the United Way Fund Drive, two-term President of the United Way of Madison County, Board member of the United Way of the Bluegrass, board member of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, member of City of Richmond Recycling Task Force, member of the Richmond Downtown Revitalization Commission, Pops at The Park board member and event chairman, co-chair of the Richmond Arts Gala at Elmwood, board member and Vice President of The Lexington Council of the Arts (Lex Arts) Board of Directors and President of Studio Players-Lexington. John was a christened and confirmed into the American Martyrs Catholic Church, Manhattan Beach, California. He later became a member of First Christian Church, Richmond, KY.

John is survived by his wife of 40 years Dianna, brother, James (Susan), nephew Patrick, niece Marie Flanagan of Fountain Valley, California, sister-in-law Darlene, nephews Ryan & Ethan Flanagan of Port Townsend, Washington.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Christopher.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 27, Oldham Roberts and Powell Funeral Home 11:00-1:00; Service 1:00 PM, burial to follow at Richmond Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Dr. Fred Ballou, Richie Cobb, Dr. Lyle Cook, Phil Lynch, Patrick Shackelford.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to: Hospice Care Plus Compassionate Care Center, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403; First Christian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 216, Richmond, KY 40476.

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Heath Alden Estep

Heath Alden Estep, 47, of Waco, husband of Cara Shane Neal Estep, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018. Heath was born July 1, 1971, in to the late Paul Richard Estep and Lana Brennan Reister.

He was a HVAC journeyman with Signature Rentals, a member of Unity Baptist Church, and he was U.S. Army veteran that served in Desert Storm.

Other than his wife Cara Shane Estep and his mother, Lana (Leo) Brennan, he is also survived by two sons Zane Alexander Estep, Zachary Dillon Estep, both of Richmond, one brother Clinton Estep and one grandchild, Jaxon Estep.

Memorial service for Heath will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, November 30, 2018, at Unity Baptist Church, with Dr. Dennis L. Brewer officiating.

Randall K. Conley

Randall Keith Conley

Randall Keith Conley, 63, of Berea, KY, passed away on November 20, 2018. He was born to parents Cecil Dean Conley and Leatha Katherine Conley December 23, 1954 in Paintsville, Kentucky.

He attended Salyersville High School before joining the Army in December, 1973. He served until April, 1975.

Randall and Connie Lynn Kelley were married August 19, 1978. Together, they raised three children: Rick Conley (Glenda) of Salyersville, Ky, Kelley Nicole Cox (Keaneen) and Angela Carol McMullin (Stacey) of Berea, Ky.

Randall was initiated into local 231 in El Paso, Texas in July, 1976 beginning his steady career as a pipefitter and skilled tradesman. He transferred into Local 452 January, 1985 in Lexington, Ky. Randall was elected Business Agent June 2, 1990 for a partial term and then was reelected in December, 1990 for his first full term. After many years of service to Local 452 he resigned August, 2004 taking another position with KPTA Organizers Job retiring in 2009.

Randall thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, often seen fishing, hunting, camping or four wheeling with them prior to being diagnosed with cancer. He along with his brothers and sisters looked forward to family get-togethers and dinners in Salyersville Ky often held at his parents’ home, Cecil and Leatha. There was nothing Randall enjoyed more than a good home cooked meal and Connie spent a lot of time in the kitchen preparing many! Randall enjoyed cooking himself, often preparing meals for the two of them or for whomever was stopping by to visit.

Randall is survived by Brothers-Gary Dean Conley (Nancy), Doug Conley (Kelli) of Berea, Ky, Sisters-Pam Howard (Gary), Sandra Rudd (Jesse) of Salyersville, Ky, Kathy Lyon (Philip) of Louisa, Ky, and Phyllis Greene (Jerry) of Pikeville, Ky. Grandchildren-Austin Kelley, Joseph Kelley, Ryan Johnson, Nicholas Johnson, Gage Cox, Sarah Howard and Tarah Patrick and a host of nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved very much.

Randall gave his life to the Lord in 1979 and years later became a faithful member of Roundstone Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon Kentucky. There, he formed many lasting friendships and served many years as a Sunday school teacher and mentor to the youth.

The family has entrusted Lakes Funeral Home in Berea with the arrangements. Visitation is Friday, November 23rd, 2018, 6:00pm-9:00pm. Services will be held Saturday, November 24th, 2018 2:00pm at the Funeral Home, with Rev. Tim Floyd, Rev. Paul Pearson and Michael Dixon officiating the ceremony.

A reception will follow at Roundstone Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, Ky immediately after interment at Scaffold Cane Cemetery.

Pall Bearers: Austin Kelley, Ryan Johnson, Rick Conley, Gary Conley, Doug Conley, Eddie Wilson. Honorary Pall Bearers: Robert Johnson, TL Ranson, Kenny Ruggles, David Walker, Larry Sanderson and Larry Robinson.

Scott Edward Hardesty

Scott Edward Hardesty

Scott Edward Hardesty, 41, of Berea, died Monday, November 19, 2018 at St. Joseph Lexington following an illness. He was a Detroit, Michigan native born May 17, 1977.

He was a retired auto mechanic and resident of Berea for the past eight years. Scott was a gentle soul, loving husband, an amazing cook and loved to talk politics.

Survivors include his loving wife, Christin Kendrick Hardesty; his mother, Sandra Tinsey Hardesty; brother, Justin Hardesty (Jennifer); sister-in-law, Cassandra Kenrick; mother-in-law, Bonita Fleming, who he lovingly called “Ma”; niece, Tavia; special cousin, Kendra; as well as a host of relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Hardesty.

In accordance with Scott’s wishes, he was cremated and no public service is scheduled. Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service entrusted with arrangements.

Nathan William Deatherage

Nathan William Deatherage, 79, of Waco, widower of Margaret Jean Bowlin Deatherage, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018. He was born in Richmond, Ky. on June 7, 1939, the son of the late John William and Only Lorraine Smith Deatherage.

Nathan was a retired mechanic from Paul Miller Ford who loved to work and ‘tinker’ on automobiles. He loved outdoors, enjoyed fishing and playing with his grandchildren. He was an avid Harley-Davidson motorcycle rider and savored riding with friends. He was a member of the Harris Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Regina Hope Pennington (David), of Winston-Salem, NC; a sister, Tonda Mae Deatherage, of Richmond; two grandsons, Alexander William Pennington and Zachary Michael Pennington; two nieces, Michelle Jones (Steve Tipton) and Kristy Jones; a great-nephew, Hunter Jones, a great-niece, Kayla Gibson and many friends.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to his sister, Tonda Deatherage, for the loving care provided during his illness.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 AM Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Madison Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 3 – 8 PM Sunday at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Mark Cocanougher, Garrison Collins, Terry Voland, B. J. Marshall, Steve Tipton, Hunter Jones, Alex Pennington and Zach Pennington.

Expressions of Sympathy may be made to American Cancer Society, 1500 College Way, Lexington, KY

Dora Oliver

Dora Oliver

Dora Irene Gibbs Oliver, age 70, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018 at U K Chandler Medical Center in Lexington. Mrs. Oliver, the daughter of the late Millard Gibbs and Frieda McIntosh Gibbs, was born in Madison County on July 3, 1948.

She was a retired teacher’s aide for Daniel Boone Elementary School and had worked as a physical therapist.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law: Janie and George Winkler of Kingston; her brother: Coleman Gibbs; three grandchildren: Derek (& Brooke) Winkler, Courtney (& Jesse) White and Dustin Winkler; five great grandchildren: Caden, Braxton, Karlee, Jaxen and Arionna Winkler and her sister-in-law: Linda Gibbs.

Mrs. Oliver was also preceded in death by her brothers: Archie, Arthur and Ebb and her sisters Helen, Cordelia and Mildred.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Monday, November 26, 2018, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Junie Botkins and Bro. Shane Winkler officiating. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Derek Winkler, Dustin Winkler, George Winkler, Jesse White, Tommy Tribble and Shane Winkler.

William Morgan Alexander

William Morgan Alexander

William Morgan “Billy” Alexander, 78, husband of Janice Noland Alexander, passed away Monday, November 19, 2018. Billy was born on June 22, 1940 in Richmond, Kentucky, the son of the late Ralph and Mabelle Hill Alexander.

He was a farmer and a fox hunter. Billy attended the Providence Baptist Church at Winston, and was a fifty year member of the Waco Masonic Lodge #338 F & AM.

Survivors include his wife Janice; four children: Russell “Rusty” Alexander (Kimberly), Lisa Carol Justice (James), Cathy Lynn Barnes (Garry) and Michael Logan Alexander (Sherry); one sister: Betty Alivia Wilson (Robert); eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:30 AM Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Bill VanWinkle officiating. Burial will follow in the College Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM Friday evening at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Ethan Alexander, Logan Alexander, James Justice, Mose Hill, Ricky Hall, Lloyd Alvis Agee, Jake Davis and Kenneth Baker. Honorary Pallbearers are: Dillard Hill, Mose Bush Hill, George Stewart Hill and Cecil Hardy.

Terenia Diana Isaacs

Ms. Terenia Diana Isaacs, age 47 of Richmond, KY, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at Baptist Health Hospital in Richmond. Terenia was born in Mount Vernon, KY, on October 17, 1971, a daughter of Janice Lee Bowles Perkins, and the late Franklin Dee Bond.

She was of the Holiness faith, enjoyed taking care of her boys and bargaining on trades.

Those left to celebrate her life are her mother: Janice Lee Bowles Perkins of Orlando, KY; her children: Taylor Isaacs, Travis Isaacs, and Pierce Parratt all of Richmond, KY; her grandchildren: Jaitaevius Mullins, Braxtyn Isaacs, and Asher Isaacs; and her brothers: Jeffery Bond and Danita of Orlando, KY, Nelson Bond and Gail of Mount Vernon, KY, and Brian Bond and Earlene of Orlando, KY.

She was preceded in death by her father: Franklin Dee Bond; and a husband: Tracy Isaacs.

Services have been entrusted with the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals. Private burial services will be at a later date.

Kenneth David Himes

Kenneth David Himes

Mr. Kenneth David Himes, age 57, of Paint Lick, KY, passed away Monday, November 19, 2018 at the Bluegrass Hospice Care Center in Lexington, Ky. Kenny was born June 25, 1961, in Berea KY, a son of the late Rovie Himes, and Linda Fish Abney.

He was of the Baptist faith; he had an all-around love for being outdoors. He found great joy in fishing, but he especially loved teaching his great nieces and nephews to fish. He was an employee of the CXS Railroad for several years.

Those left to celebrate his life are his mother: Linda Fish Abney of Paint Lick, KY; his sisters: Donna Day and Danny of Paint Lick, KY, and Lori Schrodel and Byron of Mount Sterling, KY; his nieces and nephews: Amanda, Carina, Ashley, Johnathan, and Aaron; great nieces and great nephews: Ethan, Clayton, Blake, Addison, David, Ella, and Jacob; as well as a host of friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his father: Rovie Himes; and his grandparents: Sherman and Dovie Himes, and Richard and Dora Fish.

Services for Kenny will be conducted on Friday, November 23, 2018 at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals, beginning with the visitation from 11am – 2pm, followed by the funeral at 2pm, with Bro. Shannon Parkerson and Bro. Buford Parkerson, officiating. Burial will follow in the Johnetta Cemetery.

Harold Wayne Dennis

Harold Wayne Dennis

Harold Wayne Dennis, age 72, of Moberly Road in Richmond, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at his home following a short illness. He was born November 23, 1945 in Estill County and was the son of the late R.J. and Mandy Marie Means Dennis.

He was owner & operator of D&D Auction Company and was a member of the Ravenna Church of God. He loved playing the guitar and singing gospel music with his family. He enjoyed being a faith builder and traveling for God spreading the Word through song.

He is survived by:
His wife of 53 years: Barbara Clella Gordon Dennis
3 Daughters: Pam (Isaac) Ross Richmond
Debbie Beair Winchester
Loved as his own: Barb Dawes Richmond
3 Sons: Ricky (Kathy) Plowman Clay City
Wayne (Kathy) Plowman Winchester
Mike Plowman Clay City
5 Sisters: Myrtle (Ronnie) Conrad Irvine
Sylvia (Julian) Cain Irvine
Lella (Hargus) Gordon Irvine
Oramae (Lemmie) Bridges Lexington
Bonnie Jones Irvine
2 Brothers: Earl Dennis Richmond
Delbert Dennis Carlisle
12 Grandchildren 26 Great Grandchildren 6 Great-Great Grandchildren
Several nieces and nephews

He loved all his grand kids, but, Randigail, your Papaw loved you so much because he helped raise you. Savannah and Tosha, you girls have always been so close to Papaw and you also held a very special place in his heart. He loved his girls.

He was preceded in death by 1 sister, Margaret Dennis and 1 brother, Cecil Dennis.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, November 25, 2 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Gene Johns. Burial will be at the Flatwoods Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Saturday at the Funeral Home.

Roberta Sparks

Roberta Sparks, age 66, of Dinsmore Street in Berea, passed away Monday, November 19, 2018, at the Baptist Health Richmond following a long illness. She was born January 13, 1952 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Walter and Mae Sparks White.

She was a homemaker and attended the Cartersville Holiness Church. She had lived in Estill County most of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendall Sparks.

She is survived by:
2 Daughters: Anita Arvin Powell Co.
Regina Arvin Nevada
2 Sons: William Arvin Madison Co.
Ricky Arvin Madison Co.
5 Sisters: Joyce Edmonson Estill Co.
Teresa Smith Estill Co.
Rosalie White Estill Co.
Wilma Jean Sparks Estill Co.
Gladys Davis Madison Co.
12 Grandchildren 13 Great Grandchildren

She was preceded in death by 5 sisters; Elizabeth Sparks, Betty Jo White, Sharon Logston, Margie Stanley and Marzella White.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 24, 11 AM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Bruce Alcorn and Bro. Harold Edmonson. Burial will be at the Newton Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Friday at the Funeral Home.

Judith Gail Harrison

Judith Gail Harrison

Judith Gail Harrison was born September 10, 1962 and passed away Sunday November 18, 2018 at her residence being 56 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Jim and Beulah (Moore) Baker.

Judith is survived by her husband Walker Harrison of McKee, KY, and by the following children Daniel Huff and his friend Tiffany Wilson of Waco, KY, Dillion Harrison, McKee, KY and Chasity Tincher of Clay City, KY, one step son Walker Hanley; Lexington, KY; a son-in-law Donnie Tincher of Tyner, KY and one step daughter Lynn Hanley of Lexington, KY. She is also survived by four siblings, Keith “Bucky” Baker and his wife Lisa of Richmond, KY, Wanda Lainhart, Hamilton, Ohio, Ruth Peters, McKee, KY and Karen Stidham of Sand Gap, KY. She is also survived by six grandchildren.

She was of the Pentecostal faith.

Funeral services were held Wednesday November 21, 2018 at the Lakes Funeral Home Mckee with Bro. Brian Gabbard officiating with burial in the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery in McKee, KY.

Pallbearers were Glenn Spurlock, Donnie Tincher, Quinton Lamb, Les Harrison, Brandon Stidham and Bubby Lainhart.

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