OBITUARIES JAN. 27 – FEB. 3, 2019

Neal Shannon James II

Neal Shannon James II

Neal “Banjo Man” Shannon James II, 55, of Stanford, KY passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019 in Willisburg, KY. Born August 10, 1963 in Stanford, KY to the late Neal James and Nancy Poynter James.

Neal was a graduate of Lincoln County High School, a former employee of ATR Inc., and a member of Willow Grove Baptist Church. He was a Kentucky Colonel and was a songwriter/musician that led him to become a member of BMI, the largest music rights group in the United States.

He co-starred on “Call of the Wildman” with Ernie Brown Jr., also known as, “Turtleman”; which aired for four seasons on Animal Planet, making him a local and national celebrity. His down to earth and easy going personality made him a fan favorite.

Because of Neal’s kind heart and love of serving the Lord, he volunteered a lot of his time mentoring and helping at Isaiah House in Willisburg, KY. His favorite saying was, “Jesus Rocks”!

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary James; two sons, Kenny James (Brooke) of Virginia, Ronnie Isaacs II (Stephanie) of Irvin, KY; two daughters, Sara McBride (Adam) of Harrodsburg, KY, Victoria Miller (Justin) of Stanford, KY; two sisters, Carol Bell of Stanford, KY, Janice Tillett (Ron) of Stanford, KY; nine grandchildren, Josie Luttman, Chloe Miller, Isabella Miller, Justin Luttman, Leyna McBride, Joshua McBride, Elizabeth McBride, Benjamin James, and Jacob James.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Donald Lee James; a granddaughter, Laura Shannon James; one niece, Tami Owens; and a special brother-in-law, Joe Bell.

Visitation will be Monday, February 4, 2019 at Lincoln County High School Stuart Underwood Auditorium from 5-9pm. A private funeral service and interment will be held at a later date.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be given or mailed to Spurlin Funeral Home (411 W. Main Street, Stanford, KY 40484) as donations to help the family with funeral expenses.

Joyce Powell

Joyce Powell

Joyce Kay Willis Powell, age 76, widow of the late Amos Powell, passed away Tuesday Jan. 29, 2019 at Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Ky. Mrs. Powell was born March 17, 1942 in Estill County, Ky., to the late John & Maggie Carpenter Willis.

She worked in housekeeping and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Mrs. Powell is survived one son, Chris Powell and his wife Irene of Richmond, Ky., daughter-in-law Patricia Gail Powell, five brothers, Harry Willis, Carmon Willis, Wesley Willis, Tommy Willis, Lermon Willis, two sisters, Sue Dixon, Ruby Willis, four grandchildren, Ashley Worsham, Tyler Powell, Charles Powell, Clayton Powell, and two great grandchildren, Austin Worsham, and Sadie Worsham.

She was preceded in death by two son’s Robert Powell, Harold Edward Powell, one daughter Donna Powell, and one brother, Elmer Willis.

Funeral services will be 1:00pm Saturday Feb. 2, 2019 at Davis & Powell Funeral Directors with Father Tom Farrell officiating. Burial will follow at the Silver Creek Cemetery in Berea, Ky. Visitation will be 5-8pm Friday at the funeral home.

Sandra Durham

Sandra Durham

Sandra Sue Webb Durham age 71, wife of Joe Durham Jr., passed away Thursday Jan. 31, 2019 at Baptist Health in Richmond. Sandra was born in Cincinnati, OH to Edna Hensley of Berea and the late Greene Webb.

She was a loving mother to seven children and wife to Joe, and she was a member of the Holiness Faith.

Sandra was preceded in death by her brother Danny Hensley and Mother and Father-in-law Oma and Joe Durham, and her son-in-law Joe Lewis.

Sandra is survived by her husband Joe Durham Jr., and their children: Crystal (Darrell) Alcorn, Joseph Durham, Oma Marie Durham, Michelle Lewis, Kim (Albert) Barrett, Kristie Durham, and Teresa (Brandon) Gay, her siblings: Sherry (Herman) Anglin, Brenda Moore, Fonda Crowe, and Jimmy Hensley, her grandchildren: Carissa Coffey, Pamela (Jim) Davidson, Michael Durham, Stephanie Lewis, Drew Lewis, Chris Sutton, Jarod Barrett, Jayden Barrett, Brodie Gay, Logan Gay, Jessica (Alan) Smith, Nick Alcorn, and J’Lena Diaz, and 23 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Sunday Feb. 3, 2019 at 2 pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Bro. Matt Griggs and Bro. Morris Mullins officiating. Burial will be in the Flat Gap Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 12 – 2 pm at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Durham Family can be made to the funeral home.


Miley T. Cain

Miley T. Cain age 90, husband of Barbara A. Cain, died Thursday Jan. 31, 2019 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, KY. Miley was born in Jackson County to the late Richard and Nannie Pearson Cain.

He is a veteran of the US Army and retired from IBM, he was also a member of the American Legion and Liberty Avenue Baptist Church.

Miley was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Miley is survived by his wife Barbara A. Cain, his daughters Linda (Duane) Buchanan and Debbie (Gary) Hazelwood, and granddaughter Nicole (Grant) Heckel.

Funeral services for Miley will be Monday Feb. 4, 2019 at 1 pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea, burial will be in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11 am – 1 pm at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to Hospice Care Plus 208 Kidd Dr. Berea, KY 40403.

Ressie Marie Anderson

Ressie Marie Anderson

Ressie Marie Anderson age 85 of Paint Lick, died Monday Jan. 28, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Ressie was born in Livingston, KY, to the late Robert and Anna Kirby Carpenter.

She is widowed by her late husband William Anderson, and she was preceded in death by 3 sisters and two sons: Gary Wayne Anderson and Bobby Gene Carpenter.

Ressie is survived by her children: Ernie (Betty) Anderson, Shirley (Bobby) Houston, Phyllis Johnson, Harold (Linda) Carpenter, Billy (Wanda) Anderson, Larry (Sheila) Anderson, Jack Anderson, James (Pamela) Anderson, and Jim (Diana) Anderson; three brothers, Norman, Ronald, and J.T. Carpenter; and two sisters, Faye Miller and Dessie Himes. She is survived by 25 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Thursday Jan. 31, 2019 at 11 am at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Rev. Stephen Hobbs officiating, burial will be in the Anderson Family Cemetery at Harmons Lick. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-9 pm at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be grandsons: Brandon Anderson, Steven Anderson, Nick Anderson, Aaron Anderson, Anthony Johnson, David Johnson, William Johnson and Richard Johnson.

Donald Edwin Arthur

Donald Edwin Arthur

Donald Edwin Arthur, age 85, of Waco, Kentucky, passed away January 27, 2019. He was a native of Irvine, born to the late Ben and Velma (Smith) Arthur.

Donald was an Air Force Veteran and retired from General Motors in Flint, Michigan with over thirty years of service and many great friendships.

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene Flannery Arthur, brother Orville Arthur, and sister Bonnie Arthur.

He is survived by one daughter, Teresa (Roy) VanWinkle, grandchildren, Tommy, Steven, and Cynthia Goosey, one brother Wendell Arthur, and a special niece Tammy Hill.

Elmer Williams III

Elmer Williams III

Elmer Williams III, age 55, passed away on Sunday Jan. 27, 2019 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, KY. Elmer was born in Akron, Ohio to the late Elmer Williams Jr., and Peggy Boston.

He was a self-employed painter and enjoyed being outdoors and fishing.

Elmer is survived by his children: Elmer Williams IV and his wife Brittany of Berea, his son Josh Austin and daughter Brittany Austin. He is also survived by his brother Leland Boston, his sisters: Donna Williams and Laura Eckblad, and his 4 grandchildren: Elijah Williams, Easton Williams, Evan Williams, and Emilia Fishbauk.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Lakes Funeral Home Berea is in charge of arrangements.

Chester Louis Combs

Chester Louis “Louie” Combs, 82 of Miamisburg, Ohio died Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Elmcroft of Washington Township Ohio after a long illness. Son of the late Charles and Bessie Irvin Combs, he was born and raised in Crab Orchard, KY, a Veteran of the United States Army who served in the Korean War and a 30+ year employee of the Chrysler Corporation as a forklift driver, and later an employee of NCR. After his service to our Nation.

He met and married his wife of 44 years in 1960, the late Jessie Alexander Cates Combs who he lovingly cared for many years before her death in 2010. Louie had moved back to Kentucky in the mid 1990’s from Dayton where he settled in Berea, and after his wife died, he returned to Ohio in 2015 to be closer to his family. As a younger man, he attended Red Lick Baptist Church for many years.

Louie is survived by five children; Jerald Combs, Anse Cates (Judy), Kenneth Cates ( Sylvia), Patricia Cates Click (Mickey) and Tammy Combs Davis (Paul) ; siblings, Walter Kidd, Rosie Delaney, Jane Wease, Judy Finn, Leila Hornbeck ; twelve grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.

Along with his parents and Jessie his wife, Louie is predeceased by son Henry Cates; siblings Melvin Combs, James Combs, Tommy Kidd, Mary Magee, Minnie Combs and Loretta Blevins.

Visitation is Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM with the Funeral Service at 12:30 PM also at the funeral home. Dr. Reverend Spencer Click is officiating and burial will be in the Berea Cemetery.

Walter Glenn Davis

Walter Glenn Davis

Walter Glenn Davis, 62, of Richmond, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 at Kindred Hospital Louisville. He was born May 30, 1956, in Richmond, to Willie Mae Marshall Davis and the late Homer Davis.

Walter was a truck driver for many years and was a retired custodial supervisor at Eastern Kentucky University. He was a faithful member of John F. Marshall Memorial Holiness Church at Red House. Walter loved his church, enjoyed fishing, and adored his family, especially his grandsons.

In addition to his mother, Willie Mae, survivors include his wife, Wilma Lee Gross Davis; one daughter, Amy Whitis (Michael) of Shelbyville; one son, Christopher Davis of Munfordville, KY; his grandsons, Christian and Cameron Whitis; three sisters, Sandra Parrett (Bill), Janice Rhodus (Ricky) and Sharon Still (Carl); four brothers, Bobby Davis (Nettie Darlene), James Davis (Marilyn), Kenny Davis (Mary Sue) and Homer Davis, Jr. (Jessica). He also leaves numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Walter will be held 5 – 9 PM Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral home. His funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Sunday, February 3, 2019 at the John F. Marshall Memorial Holiness Church, with Bro. Calvin Marshall officiating. Burial will follow in the Davis Family Cemetery on High Reeves Road.

His nephews will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be Michael, Christian, and Cameron Whitis.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to help with funeral expenses.

Sarah Peavley

Sarah Moore Peavley, 89, of Richmond, the widow of James Elmo Peavley, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019, after arrival at Baptist Health – Richmond. Mrs. Peavley was born June 5, 1929, at Verda, Kentucky, in Harlan County, to Arnold and Janey Marie Turner Moore, both of whom preceded her in death.

She worked as a hairdresser for several years but most of her life she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Kavanaugh’s Homemakers, the Birthday Girls and served as past president of the Wally Byam International Air Stream Club. She was an avid square dancer and a member of the Viney Fork Baptist Church.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Diane Peavley and one sister, Berta Lou Moore.

Survivors include one son, James Leslie “Jimmy” Peavley (Jan Clay) of Richmond one sister, Ann Elkins (Bobby) of Richmond; one granddaughter, Leslie Jean Marie Hamilton (Ray); and three great-grandchildren, Paisley, Aria and Liberty.

Visitation will be from 4 – 6 PM followed by a memorial service at 6:00 PM on Friday February 1, 2019 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Bro. Harry Hoover officiating.

Kenneth Snowden Richardson

Kenneth Snowden Richardson

Kenneth Snowden Richardson, 88, of Blue Lick, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Baptist Health – Richmond. He was born on October 6, 1930, in Estill County, to Virgil and Flossie Farthing Richardson, both who preceded him in death.

Mr. Richardson was recently preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Katherine Howard Richardson, one sister, Glanola Frazier and one grandson, Randolph Hicks Jr.

Kenneth was a retired farmer and of the Christian faith.

Kenneth is survived by a daughter, Shirley Ann Hicks of Berea. He is also survived by three grandchildren; David Hicks, Tonya Hicks and Kathy Moberly; seven great-grandchildren; Brooke Moberly, Karrigan Moberly, Kayleigh Moberly, Vanessa Sandlin, Jessica Lee, Shelby Lee and Makenna Lee, and three great-great-grandchildren, Knox Lee, Nash Lee and Mariah Sandlin.

Services for Kenneth Richardson will be 1:00 P.M. Friday, February 1, 2019at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Kenny Davis officiating. Burial to follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation for Mr. Richardson will be 5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Hagan, Pablo Mata, Chad Moberly, Doug Frazier, Shane Moberly, Johnny Belt, Roy Ray and Steve Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Knox Lee and Nash Lee.

Addie Frazier

Addie Frazier

After 93 years of caring for others and serving the Lord, Addie “Granny” Frazier, passed away early Monday morning, January 28, 2019. She was born in Madison County on March 8, 1925 to the late Ed and Crissie Rector Rhodus.

Addie was a former Westinghouse employee and enjoyed cooking for her friends and family. She also like to quilt and make doll dresses. Addie was a long time and dedicated member of the Newby Baptist Church where she also served as a Sunday School teacher for several years.

Survivors include: her three grandchildren, Mark Frazier, Stephanie White (Tommy) and Amy Marcum (Michael); three sisters, Nannie Reid, Kay Weston and Sarah Rowe (Tuff); 6 great-grandchildren, Zachary, Nathan, Aaron and Luke Marcum, and Charlotte and Elliott White; as well as a host of other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband, Alex Frazier, Sr.; her son, Alex “Pood” Frazier; her daughter-in-law, Janice Frazier; and one brother, Walter Rhodus.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 7:00 PM Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond, with Bro. Scott Guiley officiating. Private Burial will be in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 4:00 PM Thursday, at the funeral home.

Eldean Wheat

Eldean Wheat

Mrs. Eldean White Wheat, 83, of Richmond, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 at Madison Health & Rehabilitation. Mrs. Wheat, the daughter of the late Bartie Shanks and Bernice Lowery Shanks, was born in Madison County on July 16, 1935.

She retired as a Night Supervisor at EKU. She loved to go to church and was a member of High Point Apostolic Church in Winchester. She enjoyed traveling with her sisters and going to the ocean.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Jesse White.

Survivors include: two sons: Keith & Lorrina White of Morehead and Paul & Teresa White of Richmond; three brothers: Kenny & Kathy Shanks, Arthur Shanks and Jason & Diane Shanks; three sisters: Bonnie Jean & Harold Edwards, Doris Romick and Wanda & Bro. Gary Northern; six grandchildren: Shon & Bridgette White, Ella & Stone Clay, Aaron & Stacey White, Katie & David Stork, Lauren White and fiancée Tyler Capps and Sierra Blevins; six great grandchildren: Camilla Clay, Vivian Clay, Eva Clay, Lynlee True, Azi Stork and Victoria White and her great-great granddaughter: Juli Heart.

Mrs. Wheat was also preceded in death by her son: Shelby White; two brothers: Harold “Boots” Shanks and Carl Shanks and two sisters: Juanita Abney and Mary Kersey.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:30 AM Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Barney Bates officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Shon White, Aaron White, Stone Clay, Tyler Capps, Millard McIntosh and Bro. Gary Northern.

Thomas Wendell Daugherty

Thomas Wendell Daugherty

Mr. Thomas Wendell Daugherty, 59 of Livingston, died Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington surrounded by loved ones after a battle with illness. From his birth in Mt. Vernon, KY on November 4, 1959 to his death, he greatly nourished those around him with love, affection, and friendship. He was born to very loving and caring parents, Burgess and Barbara Robinson Daugherty.

He was the oldest of six children. He was retired from Motorwheel of Berea and was of the Holiness Faith.

He is survived by his parents, Burgess and Barbara Daugherty of Livingston. Also left to honor his memory are his five children, Kristy Nicole Vanzant and husband Ronnie of Orlando, and Thomas Wayne Daugherty, Tiffany Cara Daugherty, Clint Daugherty, and Raegan Daugherty, all of Mt. Vernon; eight grandchildren, Ethan, Alex, Lauren, and Jackson Vanzant, and Ford, Levi, Brian, and Sophia Lovell; two brothers, John Daugherty and wife Lonetta, and Tim Daugherty and wife Teresa; three sisters, Peggy Akin and husband Scott, Eva Dicken and husband Doug, and Carolyn Daugherty Carpenter; and nine nieces and nephews, Jessica, Cody, Cassidy, William, Nathan, Amelia, Mallory, Madeline, and Gus. Many other close and beloved relatives also survive.

Funeral will be held Saturday Feb. 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Dowell and Martin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday Feb. 1, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Burial will take place at the Daugherty Cemetery.

Sara Alene Neal

Sara Alene Neal, age 90, of Barnes Mountain Road in Irvine, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at her home following a short illness. She was born January 13, 1929 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Enoch and Ida Mae Crowe Stamper.

She was a retired Sylvania employee and a member of the Hargett Baptist Church. She had lived in Estill County all her life.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lloyd J. Neal and Gerald Sparks.

She is survived by:
3 Daughters: Rhonda (Darrell) Tate – Madison Co.
Charlene (Charles) Sparks – Madison Co.
Patty (Ray) Embs – Estill Co.
2 Sons: Scotty (Donna) Neal – Estill Co.
Larry (Brenda) Neal – Estill Co.
1 Step-Son: Ricky (Brenda) Sparks – Estill Co.
1 Sister: Anna Margaret Davis – Estill Co.
12 Grandchildren 22 Great Grandchildren

She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters; Delberta Ingram and Velma Allen, 3 brothers; Junior, Jess and Virgil Stamper and 1 grandchild, Stephen Sparks.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 1, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Jerry Chaney and Bro. Billy Stamper. Burial will be at the Campbell Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Thursday at the Funeral Home.

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