Mary Louise Britton

Mary Louise Britton

Mary Louise Britton, age 97, widow of E. L. Britton passed away Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at Morning Point of Richmond, where she had made her home for the past two and half years. She was born December 29th, 1920 in Berea, KY to the late Ben and Addie Bowling Fugate.

Mrs. Britton was an avid UK Basketball fan, loved to play bridge and spend time with her family. She was also an advocate for animals, often taking supplies to the Madison County Humane Society. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Berea and was very active there until her health prevented.

Mrs. Britton is survived by her daughters; Anne Britton Chambers and her husband Cliff of Miramar Beach, FL and Jayne Britton Smith and her husband Terry W. of Franklin, TN. Three grandchildren; Britt Chambers and his wife Tammy, Leslie Chambers both of Louisville, KY, and Casey Smith and his wife Elisa of Nashville, TN, two great grandchildren Ben and Abby Chambers both of Louisville, KY.

The family wants to thank Elizabeth Madriz for her wonderful companionship and caregiving for the last 20 years. And the staff of Morning Pointe of Richmond.

Graveside services will be 1:00 PM Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at Berea Cemetery with Dr. Glenn Birkett officiating. Davis & Powell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions suggested to Hospice Care Plus 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403.

Martha Jean Childress

Martha Jean Childress

Martha Jean Childress, age 92, passed away Saturday Nov. 3, 2018 at Saint Joseph East Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Childress was born in Dayton, Ohio Dec. 23, 1925 to the late Eugene and Minnie Mae Sizemore McDermott.

Mrs. Childress loved her church, loved singing and playing the piano. She was a member of the Harmons Lick Church of God.

Other than her parents, Mrs. Childress was preceded in death by two husbands, Sherman Lee Damrell and Charlie Childress, one daughter, Judith Ann Damrell, three brothers, Jim McDermott, Robert McDermott, John McDermott, three sisters, Peggy Massie, Dorothy Sipe’ Williamson, and Mary Shiflet.

Mrs. Childress is survived by four children, Marshall L. (Karen S.) Damrell of Berea, KY, Gloria G. (Michael) Lyons of Spruce Pine, NC, Eugene T. (Kay) Damrell of Berea, Ky., Wanda J. Harold of Berea, Ky., three brothers, Richard McDermott, Raymond McDermott, Norman McDermott, four sisters, Virginia Shiflet, Sharon Ferrero, Sallie Blades, Roberta Coon, thirteen grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 6:00pm Thursday at Davis and Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Blades officiating. Visitation will be 4:00pm until service time.

Lloyd P. Viars

Lloyd P. Viars

Lloyd P. Viars, age 82, of Berea, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 at St. Joseph Berea Hospital. Lloyd was born in Springfield, Ohio to the late Gertrude Powell Anderkin.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired supervisor at Dresser Industries. He loved to farm, was a graduate of Berea Foundation School and was a member of Silver Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny Viars and George Viars.

He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Lula Mae Burnell Viars and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1pm, Monday, November 12, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Rev. Jeff Reed officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be 12pm until 1pm on Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jason Burnell, Billy Linville, J.C. “Trig” Burnell, Will Burnell, Kevin Burnell, and William Abner. Honorary bearers are his caregivers, Anna Trent, Linda Hackworth, Lilly Hall, Rebecca Hagar, and Ashley Hackworth.

Delores Marie Hurt

Delores “Dee” Marie Hurt, age 64, of Brodhead, passed away, Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Baptist Health in Richmond. Dee was born in Dayton, Ohio to the late Blanche Dugan.

She is survived by her husband Gustie “Jr.” Hurt; her daughter Kayla (Johnathen) Kwarciany; three brothers, David Dugan, Tim Dugan, and Kim Dugan; and four grandchildren, Justin, Melanie, Addison, and Damien.

Funeral services will be 1pm, Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Rev. Larry David Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens in Richmond. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6-9 pm at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Johnathen Kwarciany, David Dugan, Tim Dugan, Kim Dugan, Dan Miller, and Homer Tankersley.

Johnnie Leona Anglin

Johnnie Leona Anglin

Johnnie Leona Lovern Anglin, 91, of Berea Kentucky passed away on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018. Jonnie Lee was born September 29, 1927 in Garrard County to John Marion and Malta Fitzpatrick Lovvorn.

Johnnie was a graduate of the “Old Fruit Jar,” as she called Berea High School in 1945. She was a mother of four, a minister’s wife, a homemaker, grandmother, great grandmother and a great-great grandmother. She was also a neighborhood mom to many and worked with the Low Vision Associates in Lexington as a guest speaker. To her, February 2, 1946 was her favorite day to recollect. That is when Johnnie Lee married her lifelong sweetheart, Lloyd L. Anglin. The love and devotion she displayed toward her husband was one of many qualities that defined her. After her husband retired from the Bluegrass Army Depot, Johnnie would go on to serve at Waneta Church of God in Jackson County as the pastor’s wife. This was a position she would fulfill for ten years, retiring in 1991. After her time as pastor’s wife, she returned to Berea Church of God, her home church.

Johnnie is survived by her daughter, Anita Lynn and her husband Roger Kelley; son-in-law, Rick Thompson; daughter, Malta and her husband Raymond Flannery; Grandchildren, Kip Kelley, Jordan Neel; Beth and her husband Phillip Nowlin; Laura Rae and her husband Aaron Coffey; Jeremy and his wife Jennifer Thompson; Michael and his wife Jennifer Flannery; Zachery Thompson; great grandchildren Abbygail Broughton; Tristyn Nowlin; Asher, Annaston and Anderson Coffey; Gavin, Clara and Wyatt Flannery; Great-great granddaughter, Braelyn Grubbs; step great grandchildren, Lindsey Hoskins; Joshua Hoskins; grandson-in-law Ken Hoskins; close family friends Mark Huguely, Judy Marcum, Carl Roberts and Phyllis Denny; numerous beloved nieces and nephews, and many “tuck-ins” that she held close to her heart.

Johnnie is preceded in death by her father, John Marion Lovvorn; mother, Malta Lovvorn; brothers, William Marion Lovvorn, Edwin Campbell Lovvorn and Thomas Adams Lovvorn; son, Abraham Lloyd Anglin; daughter, Nora Anglin Thompson; granddaughter, Lavina Kelley Hoskins; her best friend and loving husband, Lloyd L. Anglin.

Services will be held at Lakes Funeral Home in Berea, Ky. Visitation will be Friday, November 9, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The funeral will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. Chapel and burial services to follow at 12:30 p.m., at Madison Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers include: Raymond Flannery, Jeremy Thompson, Michael Flannery, Zachery Thompson, Ken Hoskins, Aaron Coffey, Phillip Nowlin, Brynn Lovern and John Kelly Lovern. Honorary Pallbearers include: Roger Kelley, Kip Kelley, Rick Thompson, Billy Lovern, Dr. Patrick Kelleher, Larry Stone, Craig Williams, R. T. Thompson, Doyle Keith, James Moore, Donald Marcum, Jordan Neel and Mark Huguely.

Hiram Junior Knuckles

Hiram Junior Knuckles

Hiram Junior Knuckles, age 51, of Berea, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at St. Joseph Main hospital in Lexington, KY due to health complications from diabetes. He was born on March 17, 1967 to Elsie Gabbard Knuckles and the late Hershel Knuckles.

Junior leaves behind three sisters, Rita (Darrell) Alexander, Tammy Knuckles (Danny Moore), Michelle (David) Wright; two brothers Marvin Knuckles (Teresa Day), Steven (Bobbi) Knuckles; ten nieces and nephews, Jessica, Stephany, Daniel, Tamara, Dalton, Samuel, Christian, Little Michael, Rosie, and Abrianna, and six great nieces and nephews, Logan, Kailee, Waylon, Wyatt, Derrick, and Lonnie. Numerous others family members and friends also survive him.

He is preceded is death by his father Hershel Knuckles, one niece Tiffany Johnson, his grandparents, Hiram and Rosie Ingram Gabbard, and Joe and Lucy Coffey Knuckles.

Junior loved to collect celebrity memorabilia, guns, knives, hats, belt buckles, DVD’s, and boots and he also loved to watch movies, westerns, and tv shows. He enjoyed listening to old country music and bluegrass. He was a huge Waylon Jennings fan. Junior also enjoyed home cooked meals made by his mom Elsie and his sister Rita, he loved spending time with his family and most of all spending time with his mom. He will be dearly missed by everyone.

Funeral services will be 2pm, Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Rev. Cecil Burns and Rev. Vester Alexander officiating. Burial will follow in the Scaffold Cane Cemetery. Visitation will Friday evening from 6-9 pm at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Jewell, Brian Fryer, Darrell Alexander, David Wright, Cody Alcorn, Darrell Gabbard, Christian Knuckles, and Daniel Knuckles.

Jodie Shelton

Jodie Shelton

Jodie Jack Shelton, 87, of Conway (Rockcastle County) died at his residence Sunday, November 4, 2018 following an illness. He was a Cruise, Kentucky (Laurel County) native, born February 20, 1931, son of the late John D. Shelton and the late Della Helton Sorrell.

He was a U. S. Army Veteran, Korean War and resident of Conway for the past 38 years after moving from Indiana.

Survivors include 7 children, Mary Shelton, Theresa Jackson (Johnny) Tracy Planck (Rick), Jerry Shelton (Anna), Jody Shelton, Jr. (Kathy), Ray Shelton, Casey Shelton (Janet), 13 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Ira Jones Shelton (who died February 18, 2018); 4 children, Joey, Leroy, Dorothy, Peggy; and 5 siblings, Jimmy Dale, Billy Ray, Robert, George, and Lula Belle.

Funeral Service 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Reppert Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Shelton officiating. Visitation 12:00 noon until service time. Burial with Military Honors at Pilot Knob Cemetery.

Leslie Hoffmann

Leslie Hoffmann
Leslie Hoffmann of Richmond passed away at home on Monday, November 5, 2018. He was born July 1, 1921, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Louis and Erma (Guzits) Hoffmann.

He graduated from the University of Kentucky and held a Master’s Degree from Eastern Kentucky University. Mr. Hoffmann was a 33 year employee of IBM in Lexington. He retired as an Engineer-Scientist, and had an article published in the Tool Engineer Handbook. Mr. Hoffmann served in the U. S. Air Force and the U. S. Marine Corp.

He was a long-time member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Richmond. He was an active member of Gideon’s International for almost 50 years. In his youth, Mr. Hoffmann was a gifted musician. He studied under Leonard Rose, named one of the top thirteen cellist in the world. When he was thirteen years old, he was offered scholarships to both Eastman School of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music. As a teenager, he played in the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra.

Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Jacqueline Lane Hoffmann of Richmond; two sons, Robert Hayes Hoffmann of Florida and Ian Keith Hoffmann of Lexington, KY; one daughter, Sharon Thomas of Fairless, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Carolyn Gilbert of Buffalo, New York and Betty Dresher of Fox Clift, North Carolina. Mr. Hoffmann also had several grandchildren.

Mr. Hoffmann’s son, Craig Louis Hoffmann, preceded him in death.

Funeral service for Mr. Hoffmann will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 10, 2018. James Dodson of Greenwood, Indiana will be officiating. Private burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 AM until service time at Oldham, Roberts & Powell.

Flowers are appreciated, and memorial contributions are suggested to Gideon’s International, P. O. Box 541, Richmond, KY 40476.

Elsie Lowery Howard

Elsie Lowery Howard, 95, the widow of Laudes Howard, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Mrs. Howard, the daughter of the late Conard and Lizzie Short Lowery, was born in Madison County on July 23, 1923.

She was a homemaker and a member of The Fountain Park First Church of God.

Survivors include three daughters: Doris Howard (Nelson), Betty Butler (Earl) and Pamela Moore (Jay); one brother: Ray Lowery (Joy); fourteen grandchildren: Rohn Durbin (Pati), Michelle DeVore (David), Dawn Johanson (Todd), Christopher Short (Christine), April Walden (T.C.), Casey Short (Melissa), Hubert Clay Agee Jr., Darrin Bill Agee, Renee Lisle (Doug), Melissa Waite (John), Rodney Agee (Amber), Nesha Hardin (Michael), Trisha Moore and Jason Moore as well as several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter: Barbara Agee, a grandson: Mason Agee, two brothers: Lester and Paul Lowery and four sisters: Mary Edith Turpin, Ella Belle Holbert, Dorothy Rhodus and Jewell Broughton.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 10, 2018 at The Fountain Park First Church of God, 5000 Secretariat Drive, Richmond, with Rev. Paul Floyd and Rev. Elder Goble officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Friday evening at the church. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers are, Christopher Short, Casey Short, T.C. Walden, Michael Hardin and Dexter Hardin.


Robert Paul Hunt

Mr. Robert Paul Hunt, 84, the widower of Eleanor Sowers Hunt, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 in Knoxville, TN. He was born in Lexington, Kentucky on February 10, 1934.

He was a US Army Veteran and the former owner of Ms Ellies Restaurant in Tennessee.

Survivors include: one son, Paul Hunt (Tiffany); one daughter, Bobbie Morris (Grant); one grandchild, Zaiden; one sister, Bess Tharp; one brother, Tom Hunt; one brother-in-law, Euzenith Sowers.

Graveside Services will be conducted at 11AM Saturday, November 10, 2018, at the Richmond Cemetery. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Hubert Gene Smith

Hubert Gene Smith

Rev. Hubert Gene Smith, 81, the widower of Juanita M. Smith, passed away Tuesday night, November 6, 2018. He was born on July 10, 1937 in Madison County, the son of the late Bradley and Martha Ward Smith.

He was a member and retired Pastor of The Cornerstone Baptist Church of Berea.

Survivors include two daughters: Gail Lynch (Dave) of Danville and Pam Hisle of Richmond; two grandsons: Timothy W. Hackworth (Mary) and Gary Lee Hicks (Amanda); three great-grandchildren: Samuel Hisle and Hannah and Billy Bunch.

Also the family would like to recognize their special friends: Harold and Jeannie Cole, Carl and Helen Neely, Mackie and Cynthia Lamb, Cecil and Dorothy Vance, Ricky Gains and Wanda Scrivner.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson: David Allen Hackworth; three brothers: Elmer T. Smith, Bill O. Smith and Bobby Smith; and one sister: Edna Mae Smith Stamper.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral home with Rev. Jon Burdette and Rev. Bradley Johns officiating. Burial will follow at Madison Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM Friday morning.

Pallbearers will be: Harold Cole, Carl Neely, Cecil Vance, Ricky Gains, Zach Lynch and Jimmy Lakes. Serving as an honorary pallbearer is Mackie Lamb.

Billy Eden

Billy Keith Eden

Billy Keith “Bill” Eden, 87, of West Columbia, SC went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 8, 2018. He was born in Berea, KY, the son of the late Jesse Arthur Eden and the late Gladys Norvelle Eden.

Bill was a dedicated husband and father, survived by his wife of 53 years, Lucy Wise Eden; children, Cindy (Laird) Thompson, Randy (Sharon) Eden, Melody (Mike) Collins and Billie Kay (Jeff) Morris; grandchildren, Jacob and Nicholas Thompson, Evan Eden, Grant and Keith Gouveia, Jonathan Eden, Mic Collins, Jesse, Cole, Faith and Sam Morris, and 9 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Delores Eden Kucera.

Bill was an Air Force veteran and a member of American Legion Post 90. He was also a proud member of Fort Motte Hunt Club and Po Boys Hunt Club. Bill was retired from Federal Land Bank and a member of Platt Springs United Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2018 in the sanctuary of Platt Springs United Methodist Church, 3215 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia, SC 29170, immediately followed by a funeral service conducted by Reverend Michael Hood. A private burial will follow in Celestial Memorial Gardens. Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington is assisting the family.

A special thank you to Amy Bowen and other staff members of Amedysis Hospice for their compassionate care. Memorials may be made to Platt Springs United Methodist Church.

Charley Chappell Jr.

Charley Chappell Jr.

Charley Chappell Jr., better known as Junior, was born May 19, 1950 in Clay County and departed this life Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at his residence, being 68 years of age. He was the son of the late Charley & Faye (Moore) Chappell.

Junior is survived by his wife, Barbara (Madden) Chappell of London and by five children, Lucinda Cindy (Kyle) Madden Shepherd of Richmond, Megan Marie Venable, Michael Brian (Sarah Marie Sparks) Chappell of McKee, Katherine Ann (Quantee) Harmon of Tyner, Ryan Patrick Chappell of Tyner, Tammy Sue King and Ashley Nicole Gabbard. He is also survived by the following siblings, Dale (Judy) Chappell of Gray Hawk, Joe (Jennifer) Chappell of Corbin, Loretta Tyree of Tyner, Delorus (Morton) Sexton of Annville, Zoe (Marvin) Hurley of East Bernstadt, Cosetta Callahan of Marion, OH. Junior was blessed with seven grandchildren, Andrew Scott Haas, Benjamin Zane Chappell, Tyler Burkhart, McKenzie Burkhart, Jacelyn Potter, Shaelyn Gabbard and Payton Gabbard.

In addition to his parents, Junior was also preceded in death by his son, Gregory Scott Chappell; by two brothers, Desman Chappell and Michael Chappell and by a sister, Marilyn Ruth Lewis.

Junior was a member of the Whispering Pines Baptist Church.

Funeral service 2:00 PM Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Kip Wells officiating. Burial to follow in the Liberty Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Patrick, Michael, Dale & Joe Chappell, Keith Muncy.

Robert Rowland

Robert Rowland

Robert Rowland was born May 12, 1922 in Jackson County and departed this life Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, being 96 years of age. He was the son of the late James Daniel & Martha (Addison) Rowland.

Robert is survived by two children, Elizabeth Culton and her husband Jonathan of McKee and Charles Robert Rowland and his wife Sherry of Berea. He was blessed with one grandchild, Robert Logan Creech.

In addition to his parents, Robert was also preceded in death by his wife Joyce Rowland; his step father, Clay Mays and by his siblings, Ike Rowland, Charles Rowland, Bertha Isaacs, Edna Powell and Sarah Neeley.

Robert was a member of the Kerby Knob Baptist Church and had been a Deacon for seventeen years.

Funeral service 11:00AM Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Darren Hisel and Bro. Gerald Maupin officiating. Burial to follow in the Rowland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Darrell Hisel, Darrell Conrad, Billy Abrams, Charlie Hamm, Charles Rowland and Will Baldwin. Honorary pallbearers Sean Casey and Michael Rowland.

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