OBITUARIES DEC. 16-22, 2018

Ira Clinton Thomas

Ira Thomas

Ira Thomas age 82, husband of Marie Thomas, died Friday Dec. 21, 2018 at the Terrace Nursing and Rehab Center in Berea. Ira was born in Rockcastle County to the late Harvey C. Thomas and Fairy McHone Thomas.

Ira was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church, a retired Bluegrass Army Depot employee, a farmer and knife trader. Ira was a veteran of the US Army, and member of the Berea Masonic Lodge.

Ira is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marie Kimbrell Thomas, his children: Rick (Pam) Thomas and Teresa (Eddie) Yeary all of Berea, his grandchildren: Corey Thomas, Tracey Thomas, and David (Jessica) Yeary, and his greatgrandchildren: Avery and August Wolfenbarger, and Ben and Jack Yeary.

He is also survived by his siblings: Edith Pena, James Edward Thomas, Ronnie (Joyce) Thomas, Mary Guilfoyle, Shirley Allen, Kathy (Don) Reynolds, Gerald (Sandy) Thomas, Joyce Thomas, Connie Thomas, and Rachel Thomas.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday Dec. 26, 2018 at 1 pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Rev. Kenny Davis officiating. Visitation will begin at 11 am Wednesday. Masonic Rites will take place at 10 am Wednesday.

Pallbearers will be Corey Thomas, David Yeary, Ronnie Thomas, Gerald Thomas, Jim Rose, and Jerry Little. Burial will take place in the Berea Cemetery.

Flowers are appreciated but donations in honor of Ira can be made to Habitat for Humanity 1417 E. Main St. Richmond, KY 40475.

Timothy Ray Elam

Timothy Ray Elam

A dearly beloved man Timothy Ray Elam, affectionately known as “The Gentle Giant” was born on July 29, 1963 and departed this earth on December 19, 2018 at 4:16am at 55 years of age. Tim was the son of the late Marshall and Jean Elam of Oregonia, Ohio. He was the husband of Peggy Elam for 35 years.

He was also preceded in death by his brother Robert Elam, his sister Shirley Carlin, and an infant sister Carol Sue Elam.

He was survived by his wife Peggy, three children, Timothy Brandon Elam, Bryan Ray Elam, and Brandelynn Alydia Rae Elam all of Berea. Three grandsons, Braydon (Chicken Head) Elam and his mother Sandra Sizemore of Berea, Papa’s Rooster Benjaman Elam and Braxton (Chicken legs) Winkler and their mother Katelynne McClure of Brodhead. He was also survived by Mike (Missy) Elam of Lebanon, Ohio, Ronnie Elam of Lebanon, Ohio; three sisters, Deborah (Sonny) Hormal of Middletown, OH, Angela (John) Gilbert of Miamisburg, OH, Tina Robinson of Miamisburg, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews and other loving family members and a world of friends, many of which he called sisters and brothers.

Funeral services will be 11am, Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Berea Church of God with Rev. Stephen Hobbs officiating. Burial will follow in the Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5-10pm at the Berea Church of God.

Pallbearers will be Robert Satterley, Kevin Neace, Mike Elam, Richard Caudill, Shannon Devere, David Clemmons, Dave Isaacs, Mark Bowles, and Floyd Harding and Chris Wells. Junior pallbearers, Braydon Elam, Braxton Winkler, Benjaman Elam and Derek Clemmons. Honorary bearers will be Floyd Harding, Adam Harding, John Centers, Nate Bryant, Allen Clemmons, Stacy Clemmons, Michael Spurlock, James Alexander, Larry Dobson, Mark Bowles, John Hasty, and Andrew Devere.

Emma Pearson

Emma Pearson

Emma Shelton Anglin Pearson, 92, of Berea died Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at St. Joseph Berea. She was a Breathitt County native born May 1, 1926, daughter of the late Bud and Lilly Bell Nix Shelton.

Emma was a homemaker, member of the Holiness Faith and had been a resident of the Berea area most of her life. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Survivors include her daughter, Christine Anglin Carter; 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; as well as a host of relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 2 sons, Floyd Anglin, Boyd Anglin; 1 great grandchild; 2 half-brothers, Stewart Shelton, Bill Shelton; and 2 half-sisters, Mary Shelton, Liddie Shelton.

Funeral Service 1:00 PM, Friday, December 21, 2018 at Reppert Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Pearson officiating. Entombment will follow in Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation 11:00 AM until service time.

Pallbearers will be Dwayne Miller, Ike Combs, Paul Combs, Keith Berry.

Elena Grimaldo

Elena Grimaldo

Elena Grimaldo, 71, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018 at her home. She was born November 21, 1947, at rancho de San Francisco Munisipio de Jiquilpan, Mexico to Francisco Arredondo and Maria de Jesus Ceja, both of whom preceded her in death.

Elena was a homemaker and was of the Roman Catholic faith.

Survivors include her husband, Ramon Grimaldo Lua of Richmond; her children, Ramon Grimaldo, Jr. (Maria), Adela Grimaldo (Gilberto) Teresa Arrendondo (Antonio), Josefina Ruiz (Benito), Victor Grimaldo (Isabela), Francisco Grimaldo, Ma Dolores Grimaldo (Miguel Angel), Nabor Grimaldo (Carmen real), and Maria Elena Grimaldo (Miguel); 27 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren with one expected soon.

She also leaves her brothers & sisters, Ezequiel Arredondo, Federico Arredondo, Franciso Arredondo, Jose Arredondo, Ma De Jesus Arredondo, Estela Arredondo, Celia Arredondo, Rosa Arredondo, and Ipolito Arredondo; as well as many nephews and nieces.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Mauricio Grimaldo.

Funeral Mass will be held at 6:00 PM Sunday, December 23, 2018 at St. Mark Catholic Church in Richmond, with Father Miguel Alvizures officiating. Visitation will be from 4 – 5:30 PM Sunday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Burial will follow at 1:00 PM Monday, December 24, 2018 at the Flatwoods Cemetery, with Deacon Bennett officiating.

William Paul Wells

William Paul Wells, 72, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, on May 7, 1946, to Finley Cornett and Mary (Thompson) Wells, both of whom preceded him in death.

William was a retired Rehabilitation Counselor for the State of Michigan. William ran Track & Field at Tennessee Tech where he broke many records. He was the first Track Team Coach at Model Laboratory School, and he loved track events.

At the age of 70, even though he had a Master’s Degree, William re-enrolled at EKU studying math so that he could help teach his children. He was a veteran having served in the US Air Force and a member of Faith Baptist Church of Richmond.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah Jean (Rogers) Wells; two sons, James Rogers Wells and Jacob Rogers; daughters, Mary Booker (Vernon), Kristy Jex (Tony) Paula McCain (Victor), Robin Hall (Brian), Ashlee Rogers Wells, Tiffany Wells, Melissa Hopkins (Jim), Kiesh Barrett, Shelby Brandenburg and Morgan Wells; two brothers, Richard and Ed Wells, one sister, Sonja Mapes, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a special life-long friend, Ron House.

Service for William will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, December 22, 2018, at the Mausoleum Chapel at Madison County Memorial Gardens, where entombment will follow. Pastor John Doss will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 5 – 9 PM Friday, December 21, 2018 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Caretenders, 5008 Atwood Dr. # 1, Richmond, KY 40475.

Lisa Kay Lowery

Lisa Kay Lowery

Lisa Kay Lowery, 57, of Richmond, passed away early Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond. She was born January 9, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky to Barbara (Wilson) Hamilton and the late Donald M. Buford.

Lisa was a child nutrition manager for the Madison County School System, and all of the students at school were like her own children, all special. She was a diehard University of Kentucky basketball fan and attended Unity Baptist Church.

In addition to her mother, Barbara, she is survived by her loving husband, Linzie “Gene” Lowery; two sons, Chris Lowery and Michael “Andy” Lowery (Catelyne), both of Richmond; two daughters, Lindsey “Nikki” Lowery (Rodney) of Richmond and Teresa Combs (Gary) of Ohio; one brother, Donald “Skip” Buford (Sandra); her grandchildren, Brady, Brandon, Sterling, Jaylon, Reagan, Jaxson, Bentley, Laurel, and Trystan; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral service for Lisa will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, December 22, 2018, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Dr. Dennis Brewer officiating. Burial will follow at the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9 PM Friday at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Greg Wilson, Ken Wilson, Robbie Wilson, Mike Wilson, James Wilson, and Mike Smith.

Donald Nelson Bogie

Donald Bogie

Mr. Donald Bogie, 70, of Richmond, passed away on Thursday morning, December 20, 2018, at the UK Hospital in Lexington. He was born on October 18, 1948 in Madison County to the late William and Christine Morris Bogie.

Donald was a US Army veteran having honorably served his country. He retired in 2013 as a committed employee of Don Jacobs BMW & Volkswagen where he worked for over 30 years in the Parts Sales Department. Donald joined the Richmond Elks Lodge in 1977 and was Past President of the state organization, as well as a dedicated member of Kirksville Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

Survivors include: his wife of 50 years, Jeannette Long Bogie; his son, Ronnie Bogie (Stacee); his grandchildren, Haley Bogie, Alec Maggard, Dylan Maggard and Sydnee Maggard; two brothers, Andrew Bogie and Garnett Bogie (Lana); one sister, Loretta Johnson (Walter); and a host of other extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday, December, 22, 2018, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St. Richmond, with Bro. Butch Pennington and Bro. Dennis Hisle officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9 PM Friday evening at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Sammy Hammons, Delbert Gilliam, Danny Grant, Glen Renfro, Cline Mullins and Bobby Noe.

Tommy Joe Wells

Tommy Joe Wells

Mr. Tommy Joe Wells, 80, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Compassionate Care Center. Mr. Wells, the son of the late Richard “Dick” Wells and Mary Elizabeth Williams Wells, was born in Madison County on January 15, 1938. He was employed as a Construction Specialist by Congleton & Hacker.

He was an avid UK basketball fan, enjoyed going to yard sales with his wife and dearly loved his grandchildren. Mr. Wells was a member of the Richmond Church of Christ and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. On November 19, 2003, Mr. Wells was united in marriage to Shirley Barnes Poynter Wells who survives.

He is also survived by: two sons and their wives: Michael & Shelagh Wells and Marty & Pamela Wells all of Richmond; two daughters: Maya & David Brown of Trenton, GA and Mitzi Layne Wells of Richmond; seven grandchildren and their spouses: Heather & Matt Evans, Tyler Wells, Joshua Scott, Jeremy Scott, Sean Wells, Christopher & Paige Brown and Mallary & Benjamin Waites; two great-grandchildren: Carly and Aubrey Evans;one aunt: Ernestine Williams; his great-nephew: Mark Williams, other family members and friends and his beloved pet, Buster Brown.

Mr. Wells was also preceded in death by one son: Bobby Joe Wells and his first wife: Ann Carolyn Wilson Wells.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 3:30 PM Friday, December 21, 2018 at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Jones and Jack Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1:30 PM Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Mark Williams, Sean Wells, Tyler Wells, David Brown, Matt Evans and Benjamin Waites. Honorary Pallbearers will be Steve Roberts, Billy Bales, Garnett Parke, Larry Cowgill, Jack Hall, Gene Cosby, Bro. Tim Jones and Richard Rogers.

Charles Renfro

Charles Renfro

Mr. Charles Renfro, 87, of Richmond, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, December 18, 2018 at his home. Charles was born in Richmond, Kentucky on May 10, 1931 to the late James Luther and Winnie Brinegar Renfro. On December 22, 1953 he was united in marriage to the former Sue Tribble.

He retired from Eastern Kentucky University and was a member of the Linden Street Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife of almost 64 years, Sue Renfro; he is survived by: two sons, Charles Earl Renfro (Esther), and Eddie Dallas Renfro; two daughters, Diana Sue Daniel, and Melissa Kay Conner (Gary); one brother, Robert Renfro (Ruth); one sister, Patricia Renfro Shaw Cain; seven grandchildren, Shauna Hopper (Kenny), Melissa Wolke, Rachel Cain (Jason), Stephanie Alexander (Antwuan), Ariana Renfro, Kelsey Renfro, and Clay Renfro; eight great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; as well as a host of other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by: five brothers, James Curtis Renfro, Bert Renfro, Everett Renfro, Hoover Renfro, and William Ralph Renfro; and two sisters, Joy Renfro Hoskins Spickard, and Betty Renfro Witt Scott.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 12:00PM (Noon), Friday, December 21, 2018, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond, with Pastor Greg King and Pastor Mike Barnes officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10 AM Friday, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Ricky Hoskins, Mike Renfro, Ricky Foster, Jason Cain, Kenny Hopper, Clay Renfro, Lee Tevis and Austin LaGrange


Harry Thomas Jackson

Harry Thomas Jackson, 66, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

He is survived by his son: Harry Jackson, Jr.

A Committal Service will be conducted at 9:00 AM Monday, December 24, 2018 at Camp Nelson National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lorenzo Gonzalez

Lorenzo “Pee Wee” Gonzalez,of Richmond, passed away December 17th at the University of Kentucky Hospital. Mr. Gonzalez was a native of Mexico, the son of Eucebio Gonzalez and the late Porfinia Ramos Gonzalez.

Survivors include his brothers and sisters Pascuval, Juan, Alfredo, Sabino, Silvia, and Silvina Gonzalez.

Visitation DEC 21. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Heritage Funeral Home. Service DEC 21. 1:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Flatwoods Cemetery.


Elbert J. Freeman

Elbert J. “Bud” Freeman, age 72, of Rose Street in Irvine, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at his home following a long illness. He was born December 1, 1946 in Batesville, Indiana and was the son of the late Virgil “Doc” and Bertha Singleton Freeman.

He was a retired employee of Verizon and attended the Irvine First Church of the Nazarene. He was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam Era and a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by:
His wife: Rhonda Gaye Wilson Freeman
1 Daughter: Stacie (B.J.) Holmes – Dayton, OH
1 Son: Joseph Freeman – Madison Co.
1 Sister: Darleen Estes – Estill Co.
4 Grandchildren: Chance, Savannah, Colton and Addison Holmes

He was preceded in death by 4 sisters; Carlie Baker, Corena Steinmetz, Pattie Freeman, Betty Freeman and 1 brother, Dewey Freeman.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 22, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Rose-Freeman Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Friday at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home.

Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion Post 79.

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