OBITUARIES JAN. 20-27, 2019

Robert J. Long

Robert J. Long

Dr. Robert J. Long, 83, passed away suddenly at his home, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Bob was born in Montgomery County to the late Millard Fillmore and Mattie Barnes Long.

He was past president of the Berea Hospital Medical Staff, past board member of Peoples Bank and Trust, and past president of Berea Country Club. He practiced medicine in Berea for over 42 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and enjoyed fishing and golfing in his free time.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his siblings, Joyce, Wayne, Grace, Leonard, Mary, Florene, and Larry.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Mary Long; his son, Lance Long and his wife Denise; two step children, Jason McGill and his wife Kacie, and Jessica McGill; one sister Janice Detore; six grandchildren, Emma and Larissa Long, Kamryn, Reagan, and Joab McGill, and Hannah Robinson; and great grandchild, Hazelee Lady; special nephew Mike Horne, and many other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 9am, Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

Homer Baker

Homer Baker

Homer Baker, 83, of Berea, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019 Peacefully at home with his family. He was born in Clay County, Kentucky on August 28, 1935, to Easter and Albert Baker, both of whom preceded him in death.

Homer graduated from Lafayette High School in Lexington, KY. He attended Eastern Kentucky University, and served 4 years in US Navy. He was a trooper with Kentucky State Police for 10 years and was President of Baker’s Siding Inc. for 35 years and was also a CCDW instructor for 21 years.

Mr. Baker was a lifetime member of Berea Masonic Lodge 617 F. & A.M., Richmond Chapter No. 16, Richmond Commandery No 19, and Richmond Council No 71. He was also a Kentucky Colonel.

Homer is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ruth Baker, three sons, Larry (Joanie) Baker, Michael Baker and Patrick Goodwin, five grandchildren, Erin Baker, Logan Baker, Megan Baker, Christopher Baker, and Kyndon Goodwin. One brother Ray Baker, one sister, Jean (Norman) Carlile. He was preceded in death by one brother Ova Baker and, six sisters, Zelma Reidling, Elva Greer, Thelma Sue Hibbs, Barbara Baxter, and Hettie Baker.

His greatest pleasures beside his family were camping, hunting, fishing, and gardening.

Visitation will be 5-8 pm Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Davis and Powell Funeral Home with Masonic Rites at 7 pm. Graveside services will be 1:00 PM Monday at Bige Hoskins Cemetery in Clay County, KY with Rev. Bruce Alcorn officiating.

Pallbearers will be, Erin Baker, Logan Baker, Megan Baker, Christopher Baker, Kyndon Goodwin, and Herman Baker. Honorary Pallbearers are, Johnny Jones, Darrell Harrison, Shell Benedict, and Charles Lee.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions suggested to, Shriners Hospital For Children 110 Conn Terrace, Lexington, KY 40508.

Bige Marshall

Bige Marshall

Bige Marshall, age 88, passed away Sunday January 20, 2019 at his residence in Berea, Ky. Mr. Marshall was born October 21, 1930 in Owsley County, Ky., to the late Columbus and Mattie Thomas Marshall.

Mr. Marshall was retired from Ford Motor Company where he built transmissions. He loved hunting, fishing, westerns on tv, and mostly enjoyed his grandchildren. Mr. Marshall was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Marshall is survived by two children, Melody Powell and her husband Jake of Berea, Ky., Jeff Marshall and his wife Linda of Southside, Tn., and one sister Gail Locke of Hamilton, Ohio. He is also survived by thirty-five grand and great grandchildren.

Other than his parents Mr. Marshall was preceded in death by two children, Connie Cope of Berea, Ky., Steven Marshall of Booneville, Ky., and by 13 siblings.

Funeral services will be 3:00PM Wednesday January 23, 2019 at Grace Baptist Church 2807 Robinsville Loop in Richmond, Ky., with Rev. Jerry Powell officiating. Visitation will be 1-3PM Wednesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers contributions are suggested to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 1941 Bishop Lane Suite 108 Louisville, Ky. 40218, and Hospice Care Plus 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, Ky 40403.

Keith William Reynolds

Keith William Reynolds

Keith William Reynolds, 94, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Telford Terrace. Keith was born on October 14, 1924 in Whitesburg, Kentucky, and was the son of Shade and Della Boatwright Reynolds.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, and was a member of the Marine Corps League. He was a retired owner of a mining supply company, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Richmond.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ellena Robinson Reynolds, and a grandson, Seth Reynolds.

Survivors include: one son, Keith Reynolds Jr. (Kathie), of Nashville, KY; one daughter, Dawn Farmer, of Richmond; one sister, Lois Farler, of London, Ohio; four grandchildren, Keith Farmer (Kristie), Kristi Larkin (Kevin), Katherine Farmer, and Jared Reynolds (Lindsey); and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Keith Reynolds will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 425 Eastern Bypass, Richmond, KY, with Bro. Bill Fort officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Monday. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is serving the family.

Pallbearers will be Keith Farmer, Kevin Larkin, Jared Reynolds, Christian Farmer, Cameron Farmer, Colin Farmer, Jake Larkin, Shade Reynolds, Ollie Reynolds, and Jackson Farmer. Honorary bearers will be Paige Larkin, Belle Reynolds, Lucy Reynolds, and his McCready Manor family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403, or The McCready Foundation, 300 Stocker Drive, Richmond, KY 40475.

Elaine Sisk

Elaine Sisk

Elaine Sisk, age 93, of Richmond, KY passed away on January 23rd, 2019.

Elaine attended Jane Adams School in New York City where she studied dress design and art. After raising a family she enjoyed working as a live-in caregiver in South Carolina.

Elaine was a skilled seamstress. She loved opera and was an avid reader.

She was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Sisk of Knoxville; parents, Angel Alfonso Estrada and Evelyn Villani Estrada; sisters Edna Ashley and Evelyn Baronzelli; brother Walter Estrada.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Melanie and Michael Fitzgerald of Richmond, KY; her daughter-in-law Karen Sisk of Knoxville, TN; three grandsons, Michael Edwards of Sparta, TN, Aaron Edwards and Robert Edwards of Richmond, KY; James Bishop of Moreno Valley, CA, who was like a son to her; and a dear friend, Yvonne Conatser.

Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Beatrice Hendricks

Beatrice Hendricks

Mrs. Beatrice York “Bea” Hendricks, 87, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at the Baptist Health Hospital in Richmond. She was born in the Cartersville community of Garrard County on February 12, 1931 to the late Ulysses Grant and Nellie Rector York.

In May of 1949 she married the late Mason Hendricks – they were tobacco farmers and “Bea” also worked at the Cowden Factor in Lancaster and Holiday Inn here in Richmond. In earlier years she loved going to yard sales, sewing, quilting, cooking and most of all attending church and spending time with her family. In the past few years she lived at The Terrace in Berea where she enjoyed the activities, especially Bingo. She attended the Richmond House of Prayer and often would attend the Full Gospel Tabernacle with Randy and Wanda – she loved all and they all loved her.

Survivors include: her daughters, Judy Cornelison (John), and Wanda Nunley (Randy); grandchildren, Jay Cornelison (Sherri), Kay Funk (Trent), Michael Cornelison (Crystal), Jonathan Howard, Angie Holleran (Chris) and Josh Nunley; great-grandchildren, Skyler Floyd, Mason Howard, Ashlyn & Lauryn Funk, Taylor Holleran, Justin Cornelison (Kayla) and Randonn Howard; great-great-grandchildren, Abbi, Eli, Aaron and Christian; 1 sister, Pearl Kelley; a special sister-in-law, Betty York; many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

She shared a special friendship with Phyllis & Gary Risk as well as a exchange student who became like a granddaughter, Chastine “Melena” Lavoie.“Bea” was also survived by her best friend, a 14 year old Yorkie named Max.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters, Emma Kelly, Mary Rhodus, Ella Mae Bolton, Dolly Powell, Janie Creech Ray, John York, Lewis “Doc” York, Tommy York, George York and Sam York; and one granddaughter, Laci Dale Nunley.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:30 PM Monday, January 28, 2019, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond, with Bro. Owen Moody and Pastor Ricky Horn and Bro. Scott Guiley officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 – 8:00 PM Sunday evening, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers will be: David Bolton, Jason Bolton, Lloyd Baker, Justin Cornelison, Gary Risk, Bobby Shepherd, Carl York, Harold Lane, Larry Powell, Bud York, Johnny Todd and Johnny Lancaster.

Derral Lee Brown

Derral Lee Brown

Mr. Derral Lee Brown, 88, of Richmond, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019 at his home. Mr. Brown, the son of the late George A. Brown and Hazel Emerine Brown, was born in Wray, Colorado on May 20, 1930.

As a U. S. Veteran of the both the Air Force and Army, he went on to retire as an instructor for the Civil Service. He was a volunteer for the Boy Scouts as a Scout Commissioner and also for the Salvation Army. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

On March 27, 2014, Mr. Brown united in marriage to Sharon Moore Brown who survives. Other survivors include: his son: Michael (& wife Jane) Brown of Round Rock, TX; his daughter: Cheryl King of Nicholasville; step-son: James (& wife Helen) Stogner of Franklin, OH and two step-daughters: Amy (& husband Marvin) Land and Heidi (& husband Merlyn) Yeager; his grandson: Chris King, seven step-grandchildren and eight step great-grandchildren.

Mr. Brown was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law: Elmer Moore.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 12 Noon Friday, January 25, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church, W. Main St. Richmond, with Dr. Curtis T. Christian officiating. A Committal Service will be held at 2:30 PM Friday at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County with Full Military Honors. Visitation will be after 10:00 AM Friday at the church. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Chris King, D. J. Newton, Marvin Land, Jamie Stogner, Zachery Yeager and Shawn Adams.

Justin Ira Burkhart

Justin Ira Burkhart

Mr. Justin Ira Burkhart, 32 of Berea, passed from this life on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was born in Somerset, KY on January 29, 1986 the son of Vivian Kaye Burkhart Childress and Norman Childress.

He was an employee of Hitachi Corporation and a member of Big Hill Holiness Church. He was a graduate of Rockcastle County High School and enjoyed fishing and playing with his kids.

He is survived by his mother and step-father, Vivian Kaye and Norman Childress; his children, Hunter Burkhart and Daisy Agee; his fiancé, Candice Agee of Berea; his maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Evelyn and Claude Tuttle of Berea; a sister, Hannah Nicole Childress of Owenton; and two step-sisters, Crystal Barnett of Brodhead, and Stephanie Barnett of Richmond.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Burley Burkhart.

Visitation will be Tuesday January 29, 2019 at 6:00 PM at Higher Praise Church. Funeralwill be held on Wednesday January 30, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Church. Burial will take place at the Cartersville Cemetery.

Rosie Cromer

Rosie Cromer

Mrs. Rosie Tillo Prewitt Cromer, 87 of Mt. Vernon, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was born in Rockcastle County, KY on February 13, 1931 the daughter of Charlie Logan and Mary Ellen Bullock Prewitt.

She was a homemaker and a member of Northside Baptist Church. She loved gardening, cooking, and playing Bingo with the residents of Rockcastle Health & Rehab. Her greatest joy, however, was spending time with her family.

She is survived by eight sons, Danny Mink and wife Mary, Donnie Cromer and wife Patsy, Eddie Cromer, Dennis Cromer and wife Desiree, Gene Cromer and wife Nell, and Freddie Cromer, all of Mt. Vernon, Johnny Cromer and girlfriend Wanda of Richmond, and Tommy Cromer and wife Vanessa of Berea; two daughters, Rosetta Eaton and husband Joey, of Berea, and Teresa Childress and husband Corky of Mt. Vernon; a brother, James Prewitt of Ohio; and a sister, Charlene Reynolds of Mt. Vernon. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Freddie Lee Cromer; five sisters, Irene Reynolds, Rissie Kidwell, Cordia Harper, Bronith Mink, and Lola Prewitt; and two brothers, Gilmer Prewitt and Joyce Prewitt.

Visitation will be Sunday January 27, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Dowell and Martin Funeral Home. Funeral will follow the visitation. Burial will be at McKinney Cemetery.


Harold Dean Stoll

Harold Dean Stoll, age 84, of Moberly Road in Richmond, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019, at the Irvine Nursing & Rehabilitation Center following a short illness. He was born June 4, 1934 in Hillsdale, Michigan and was the son of the late Marvin and Viola Reader Stoll.

He was a retired Petty Officer with the United States Navy and a former United States Postal worker. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Richmond.

He is survived by:
His wife: Judith Hall Stoll
1 Daughter: Shawna (Tim) Leiva – Madison Co.
1 Son: Stephen Stoll – Florida
2 Step-Daughters: Deborah (Brian) Anderson – Florida
Ronda (Tom) Raines
1 Step-Son: Ric (Sharon) Randolph
1 Sister: Ladonna Ferdon – Michigan
2 Step-Grandchildren: Abigail and Jameson Raines

He was preceded in death by 1 step-son, David Dettmer and 3 siblings; Betty Schaeffer, Paul Stoll and Dallas Stoll.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Warren F. Toler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Virgie Parrett

Virgie Parrett

Virgie (Andrew) Parrett was born June 11, 1927, in Jackson County, KY, and departed this life Monday, January 21, 2019, at The Terrace Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility in Berea, KY, being 91 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Oscar & Lucy (Whicker) Andrew.

Virgie is survived by her loving husband, David Parrett, of Berea, and by three children: David D. Parrett and his wife, Marilyn, of Louisville, KY; Tonita Cornett and her husband, Manton, of Berea; and Jennifer Smith and her husband, Russell, of Hamilton, OH. She is also survived by three siblings, her twin brother, Virgil Andrew and his wife, Eula, of McKee, KY; Bruce Andrew and his wife, Henrietta, of Berea; and Don Andrew and his wife, Olga, of Berea. Virgie was blessed with two grandsons, Jonathan Parrett of Chicago, IL, and Zachary Parrett of Detroit, MI, and by a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Virgie was also preceded in death by the following siblings: Albert Andrew, Arnold Andrew, Ray Andrew, Rudy Andrew, Alma Becknell, Lola Cook and infant siblings, Verla, Beulah, Nola & Denny and by her son in law, Roland Goodwin.

Virgie was a member of the New Hope Holiness Church in Mt. Vernon, KY.

Funeral service 1:00 PM Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Lakes Funeral Home in McKee, with Bro. Kip Wells and Bro. Greg Cress officiating. Burial to follow in the Parrott & Vaughn Cemetery. Greg & Jerry Andrew, Wendell, Jeff, Tony & Jonathan Parrett.

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