OBITUARIES JAN. 13-20, 2019

Lillian Daugherty

Lillian Daugherty

Mrs. Lillian Maxine Cash Daugherty, age 94, of Brodhead, widow of Junior Daugherty , passed away Monday, January 14th, 2019, at the Terrace in Berea, KY, surrounded by her family.
Maxine was born a daughter of the late Homer Cash, and the late Cordia Singleton Cash on November 1st, 1924.

She was a former employee of Cowden Manufacturing at Stanford, KY; for eleven years. She also worked at Joe Browns Grocery for ten years. She was a very active member of the Ottawa Baptist Church, she enjoyed her family, gardening and flowers. She also enjoyed making fried apple pies for special people.

Those left to celebrate her life are her children: Edward Daugherty (Patsy) of Richmond, KY; Dr. Larry Daugherty (Susan) of Brodhead, KY; grandchildren: Lorie Daugherty of Richmond, KY; Ashley Abney (Austin) of Raleigh, NC; Andrew Daugherty (Christina) of Berea, KY; Emily Dyehouse (John) of Brodhead, KY; two brothers: C. Paul Cash (Debbie) of Brodhead, KY and Carlos Cash (MaDonna) of Brodhead, KY; two sisters: Willene Burton of Brodhead, KY and Joann Brown (Clinton) of Brodhead, KY; Great grandchildren: Drew Dyehouse of Brodhead, Ky, Ella Dyehouse of Brodhead, Ky, and Myles Abney of Raleigh N.C along with many nephews, nieces and cousins, as well as a host of friends and neighbors.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Junior Daugherty, and brothers: Gaffer Cash and Walter Cash.

Visitation for Mrs. Maxine Daugherty Cash will be Friday, January 18th, 2019, from 6pm – 9pm, and Saturday, January 19th, 2019 from 11am – 2pm. Funeral will be Saturday, January 19th, 2019, at 2pm, with Bro. Michael Hail and Rev. Austin Abney officiating. Services will be held at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals. Burial will follow in the Ottawa Cemetery.

Ronald Neil Doan

Ronald Neil Doan

Ronald Neil Doan age 79, husband of Barbara Feltner Doan of Berea, died Saturday Jan. 19, 2019 at the St Joseph Berea Hospital. Ronald was born in Hamilton, Ohio to the late John and Effie Mae Campbell Doan.

Ronald had worked for the Mosler Safe Company and was retired from EKU as Supervisor of Physical Services. Ronald was also preceded in death by his siblings: Raymond Doan, Jean Farmer, and Marilyn Townley.

Ronald is survived by his wife Barbara Feltner Doan, his children: Ronald (Sandy) Doan, William Doan, Sherri Apking, Stephanie (Marty) Morgan, Charles Wayne (Earline) Maupin, and Jonathan (Cody) Doan, his sister Janet Brooks, his grandchildren: Ryan, Laura, Krista, Betsy, Stephen, Joshua and Jeremy, Brandi, and Ashley, Alexandra, Corrissa, Erin, Layne, Sawyer, Levi and Sylas and numerous great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday Jan. 23, 2019 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea at 1:00 pm with Rev. Greg Cress and Rev. Ritchie Howard officiating. Burial will be in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday beginning at 11 am at the Funeral Home.

Earnest Edward Stump

Earnest Edward Stump

Earnest Edward Stump, age 69 of Berea, passed away Wednesday evening at U.K Medical Center in Lexington. Earnest was born in Smith Fork, Kentucky to the late Earnest and Virgie Casey Stump.

He worked as a superintendent for over 21 years in the coal mines where he loved to run coal. He was a member of the Church of God faith. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother Terry Vasquez.

His wife Brenda Ratliff Stump was the love of his life; he is also survived by two sons, Edward Shawn (Donna) Stump of Morehead, Randall Shane (Sonya) Stump of Fisherville; one sister, Yvonne (Marvin) Casey; three half-sisters, Anita Stump Belcher, Marie Stump, and Rebecca Stump all of Phelps; and three grandchildren, Edward Shawn Stump, Jr., Christian Blake Stump, and Dominic Vaughn Stump.

Funeral services will be 12pm, Monday, January 25, 2019 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Rev. Marvin Casey officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6- 9pm at the funeral home.

Active pallbearers will be Edward Shawn Stump, Randall Shane Stump, Mardy Casey, Roger Ratliff and Heath Ratliff. Honorary bearers will be Christian Blake Stump and Dominic Vaughn Stump.

Balis Wilmer Ritchie Jr.

Balis Wilmer Ritchie Jr.

Balis Wilmer Ritchie Jr. 99, died Sunday, January 13, 2019 at NorthPoint Healthcare Center in Lexington. Born April 9, 1919 in Viper, KY to the late Balis and Abigail Hall Ritchie.

He was one of fourteen siblings, an assembly line worker at Ford Motor Company for 30 years, a United States Military Veteran in the Army, serving during WWII in the European Theater (Rhineland Central Europe) as a combat infantryman.

Survivors include two children; Susan Ritchie and Patricia Tarter (Joseph); three grandchildren, Kathryn German (Thomas), Jeffrey Tarter, Halla Hope Tarter; two great-grandchildren, Samuel and Clara Abigail German.

Preceding him in death are his parents, his first wife and mother of his children Louise Haga Ritchie; his second wife Betty Woods Ritchie; thirteen siblings, May Deschamps, Ollie Estepp, Mallie Ritchie, Una Yahkub, Raymond Ritchie, Kitty Singleton, Truman Ritchie, Patty Reynolds, Edna Baker, Jewel Robinson, Opal Ritchie, Pauline Kermiet and Jean Ritchie Pickow.

Wilmer was the last surviving member of the Singing Family of the Cumberlands. Some of his siblings were artists and some were singers, but he was the jokester, the life of the party, always regaling anyone who would listen with his latest stories. Wilmer organized countless family poker games with a bellowing, “Deal the cards!”.

After his retirement, Wilmer enjoyed hours in his wood shop making many wonderful pieces, big and small, that he loved giving to family and friends. Later in life, he took up oil painting and created a unique caricature he fondly named Rachel.

Wilmer was a very loving and giving, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be missed by many.

Funeral services will take place at Seaver’s Funeral Home in Princeton, WV:1507 North Walker St., Princeton, WV 24740 at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 19, with visitation beginning at noon. Interment will follow at Restwood Memorial Garden in Hinton, WV. Local arrangements entrusted to Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to: The Ritchie Family Trust, (Reunion Fund), C/O Judy Hudson, 146 Lorraine Court, Berea, KY 40403

Sarah Elizabeth Boyken

Sarah Elizabeth Boyken, 18, passed away January 12, 2019 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.

Sarah was of the Christian faith and enjoyed life, bringing smiles to and making everyone feel special. Sarah wanted to help others, especially children.

Miss Boyken is survived by her parents, Chris and Judy Rene Taylor Boyken, brothers; Gabe, Thaddeus and Eli Boyken and sisters; Erica, Kristen and Emily Boyken.

Services for Sarah will be 1:00PM Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11:00AM – 1:00PM Thursday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made towards funeral expenses.

Beverly Burrus

Beverly Burrus, passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2019 in Florida.

Funeral services are pending at this time at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

Eddie Shelton Collins

Eddie Shelton Collins

Eddie Shelton Collins, 73, passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Baptist Health- Lexington. Eddie was born on October 7, 1945 in Madison County and was the son of J.B. and Dona Crowe Collins, both of whom preceded him in death.

He graduated from Madison Central High School in 1963 and was in the Army Reserves during the Vietnam Era. Eddie retired from production control at IBM/Lexmark, and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed attending his class reunions and studying Madison County history.

Survivors include: his wife, Margaret Nell Hank Collins; one son, David A. Collins (Rhonda), of Versailles; one daughter, Susan M. Rhodus (David), of Richmond; one step-son, Harry Dale Holland, of Lexington; two step-daughters, Diane Holland Bradley (Mark) and M. Kristi Shearer (Mark), both of Lexington; one brother, J.B. Collins, of Richmond; eight grandchildren, Ashley Collins, Joshua Richardson, Laura Dell Collins, Jason Bradley, Joel Bradley, Holden Bradley, Mason Shearer, and Taylor Shearer; and four great-grandchildren, Georgia Romans, Johnathan Romans, Shelton Cress, and Walker Bradley.

In addition to his parents, Eddie was preceded in death by a sister, Georgia M. Collins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Guiley officiating. Burial will following the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be David A. Collins, Laura Dell Collins, Joshua Richardson, Billy Glenn Turpin, Donnie Sebastian, Jason Bradley, Holden Bradley and Mark Shearer. Honorary bearers will be Jesse Ward, Bill Kirby, Gordon Cotton, Ashley Collins and Mark Bradley.

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Ray Lowery

Ray Lowery, 90, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday morning, January 16, 2019, at his home. He was born January 18, 1928, in Richmond, Kentucky to Conard and Lizzie Short Lowery, both of whom preceded him in death.

Ray was a retired maintenance supervisor for the former Holiday Inn and Best Western and a faithful member of Fountain Park Church of God of Richmond. He was a U S Army veteran of the Korean War and recipient of the Purple Heart. Ray’s life was his family and his church.

Survivors include his loving wife, Joye Williams Lowery, of Richmond; his children, Daryl Lowery (Kate) of Livingston, KY, Teresa O’Conner (Mike) of Henderson, NV, Perry Lowery (Elaine) of Ardmore, TN, Cathy Brown of Franklin, TN, Matt Lowery (Jennifer) of Lawrenceburg, KY, and Robyn Frederick (Randy) of Ft. Wayne, IN. He also leaves 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several special nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Service for Ray will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, January 18, 2019, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Pastor Ben Jordan and Anthony Lowery officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home. Graveside service will be 9:00 AM Monday, January 21, 2019 at Camp Nelson National Cemetery with military honors.

Pallbearers will be Jason Lowery, Wes Lorman, Bryan Brown, Tyler Brown, Shane Cloyd, and Sean Lowery.

Gregory Scott Vanover Jr.

Gregory Scott Vanover, Jr., 35, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday morning, January 15, 2019, after arrival at Baptist Health – Richmond. He was born January 4, 1984, in Richmond, Kentucky to Gregory Scott Vanover and the late Patricia McHone.

Gregory was a professional uber driver and lyft driver and was one that enjoyed discussing politics.

Survivors in addition to his father, Greg (Joyce) of Lancaster, include his fiancé Brittany Rexroat, his daughter, Gracie Vanover of Frenchburg, KY; one brother, Craig Vanover of Danville, KY; one sister, Kayla Sparks of Berea, KY; his grandmother, Lucy Vanover of Harrodsburg, KY; numerous aunts and uncles.

No public services are planned at this time. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Ollie Joe McElroy

Mr. Ollie Joe McElroy, 86, of Richmond went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Joe was born at home on July 27, 1932 in Madison County to the late Milton and Velerie Owens McElroy.

He attended the old Kirksville school and went on to receive his associate degree from the Baptist Seminary in Lexington. Joe started work with the Sealtest Milk Company as a milk truck driver, and later worked for Madison Grocery in Sales for several years. After his retirement he went back to work at Ace Hardware where he enjoyed 15 years of helping and visiting with his friends there. He loved crossword puzzles, his family and especially his God. Joe was a member of the Newby Baptist Church.

Survivors include: his wife of 54 years, Allie McIntosh McElroy; three sons, Donald Wayne McElroy (Nannie), Douglas Wayne Perry (Shellye), and Arnold Perry, Jr. (Kathy); four daughters, Sondra Jo Hallinan (Howard), Pat Joines (Henry), Brenda Turner, and Barbara Harsch (John); one sister, Delores Simpson (Bill); many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a special nephew, Bobby McElroy; and a special family member whom he raised, Pat Spicer; as well as a host of other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by: one son, Paul David McElroy; two grandsons, Jeffrey Wayne Perry and William Phillip McElroy; two sons-in-laws, Eddie Ramsey and Billy Turner ; 7 brothers and 3 sisters.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, with Pastor Scott Guiley officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-9 PM on Friday evening at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers will be his granddaughters.

Ronald Reams

Ronald Glen Reams

Ronald Glen “Ronnie” Reams, 71, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Baptist Health – Richmond. Ronnie, the son of the late Robert Daniel Reams and Dorothy Greer Reams, was born in Madison County on January 26, 1947.

He retired from both Osram Sylvania and IBM as a Control Engineer. He was a member and deacon of the Union City Baptist Church. He loved playing his baritone ukulele and singing with Unto Him. Ronnie was a deep thinker and loved studying and researching quantum physics as it related to the Bible. He loved reading and memorizing Scripture. His family knows him to be a devoted and loving husband and a wonderful Poppy to his grandchildren.

On June 6, 1970, Ronnie was united in marriage to Brenda Parke Reams who survives. Other survivors include: a special son: Jason (& Brooke) Cain; his brother: Charles (& Kim) Reams; one sister: Dianna (& Michael) Eirich; four grandchildren: Allison, Ethan, Abby Jean and Emily Cain; his niece: Cassi (& Drew) Jones and his lifelong friend: Shirley Long.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 PM Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Union City Baptist Church with Rev. David King officiating. The family will receive friends after 4:00 PM Sunday at the church. A Graveside Service will be conducted at 10:00 AM Monday at Richmond Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Greg Schanding, Donnie Elswick, Gary Reams, Eddie Reams, Allen Jackson, Doug Jackson and Robert Farthing. The Deacons of the Union City Baptist Church and Rev. William Smith will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Morrise Wayne Davis Jr.

Wayne Davis Jr.

Morrise Wayne Davis Jr., 60, also known to many as Wayne Denny, passed away at his home, Monday morning, January 14, 2019. Wayne was born on November 5, 1958 the son of the late Morrise Wayne Davis and Rachel Conner Denny.

Wayne was a landscaper and worked in the sod business with his family at Denny Sod. He loved to hunt and fish, and enjoyed working in the family business. It’s been said that he never met a stranger. As a youth he was an excellent baseball player and excelled as a pitcher, pitching several no hitters. He played with the Richmond Little League Program as was even selected for the Richmond All-Stars.

He was preceded in death by John Denny, who loved him as a son of his own, and of whom, Wayne made his home with as a child growing up.

Survivors include his wife: Patty Mae Lewis Davis; one son: Morrise Wayne Davis III; his mother: Rachel Conner Denny; three brothers: William “Speedy” Denny (Marsha), John Lewis Denny III and Rodney G. Davis (Kim); one sister: Sandra Elaine Denny Cockrill (Robert); a grandchild: Giavanna Lynn Davis as well as several other family members, including a nephew: John Lewis Denny IV.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Saturday, January 19, 2019 at The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.

William “Bill” Franklin Baber, age 93, of Hudson Avenue in Irvine, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019, at his home. He was born September 10, 1925 in Estill County and was the son of the late J. W. “Bill” and Cora Wise Baber.

He was a retired Kroger employee and a member of the Irvine Nazarene Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent for 53 years. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy and Army Air Corp. He was a charter member of the VFW Post 8019 and a lifetime member of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Robertson Baber.

He is survived by:
1 Daughter: Nancy (John) Sullivan – Anderson, SC
1 Son: Bruce (Lisa) Baber – Estill Co.
Daughter-in-law: Carolyn Baber – Estill Co.
Son-in-law: Mike Richardson – Madison Co.
9 Grandchildren 8 Great Grandchildren Several nieces and nephews
Close friend: Paul Taylor

He was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Jeanette “Jan” Marie Richardson, 2 sons; James “Jim” Franklin Baber and Phillip “Frankie” Scott Baber, 2 sisters; Eva Lou Dawes and Beulah Baber and 3 brothers; Alonzo “Buddy” Baber, L.J. Baber and Jessie Baber.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, January 22, 2 PM at the Irvine Nazarene Church by Bro. Curt Napier and Bro. Matthew Marshall. Burial will be at the Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Monday, January 21, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home and after 11 AM Tuesday at the Irvine Nazarene Church.

Randal Ray Centers

Randal Ray Centers

Randal Ray ”Satch” Centers was born August 18, 1940 in Madison County, KY and departed this life Monday, January 14, 2019 at his residence, being 78 years old. He was the son of the late Gus & Viola Centers.

Ray leaves behind his loving wife of 32 years, JoAnn Rowland Centers; four children Debbie Martin (Dennis) of Winchester, KY, Megan Farra (Trenton) of McKee, KY, Tammy Parrett (Louie) of London, KY and Natasha Lakes of McKee, KY; a sister Rosa Lee Cottrell (John) of Berea, KY; a brother, Lonnie Centers (Faye) of Richmond, KY; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, plus a host of other family and friends to mourn his passing.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Gus & Viola Centers, four siblings, Shirley Centers, Dee Centers, Glendon Centers, and Leon Centers.

Ray was a retired truck driver. He was also an avid race car fan.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 PM January 24, 2019 at the Edwards Cemetery on Soaptown Rd., McKee, KY with Rev. Owen Moody officiating. Lakes Funeral Home Mckee was in charge of arrangements.

A special thanks to all of the Hospice Staff, Connie, Crystal, Christie & Sally for everything that they done in Ray’s time of need. They will always hold a special place in the family’s heart.

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