Elise André passed away peacefully at Telford Terrace in Richmond, KY on March 14. She was born April 26, 1937 in Clarksburg, WV to Oscar J. and Ruby Cox André.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Nancy André Hatton. She is survived by her brother David J. André of Winchester, VA.
Elise attended the public schools in Clarksburg, WV. She graduated from Vassar College in 1959 with a double major in French and Music. While attending Vassar she also studied at The Julliard School of Music. She received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Vanderbilt University in 1961 and a Ph.D in Foreign Language Education from The Ohio State University in 1974. She had a wide variety of work experiences including as an Exchange Teacher at the Lycée de Jeunes Filles de Reims; Teacher of French at Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood, NJ; Exchange Teacher of English and lecturer for the United States Information Service in Gothenburg, Sweden; Executive Director of the International Center in Albany, NY; Department Head and Director of Master of Arts in Teaching, School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT; and as a French Professor at Berea College from 1976 until her retirement in 1995.
Among her many awards and honors are a French government grant for assistantship in Reims, France; full scholarship for Master’s degree study at Vanderbilt University and Doctoral Internship at The Ohio State University; as the recipient of the Kentucky Council on International Travel Grant; one of four national consultants on restructuring foreign language teacher preparation education for the Commonwealth of Virginia; Guest Lecturer at the University of Gothenburg and the University of Lund, both in Sweden; and recipient of the Aston Magna Academy grant.
She was the author of many publications, papers and presentations dealing with the study of foreign languages.
As an educator and a devout Catholic Elise joined the Sisters of Loretto as a Co-Member in 1997. She participated in many groups dealing with social justice and modernization of the Catholic Church. She also was a member and past president of the local League of Women’s Voters; the initial organizer and past co-chair of the Brushy Fork Water Watch; she was active in her church and frequently played her flute during services.
There will be a wake service at 6:30 pm on March 27 and a funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00am on March 28th both will be held at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Loretto in Nerinx, KY. Internment will be in the Benedum Cemetery in Bridgeport, WV.
In lieu of flowers, donations to a local animal shelter or the SPCA are suggested.
Harold Lee Campbell
Harold Lee Campbell, 69, of Berea, Kentucky, passed away March 15, 2019 at Baptist Health in Richmond. Born to the late James Campbell and Geneva Garrett Howard, he was a native of North Carolina.
He was a machinist for Pratt & Whitney. Harold was an avid C.B. Radio user and enjoyed being involved in C.B. club activities. He was always keeping busy with woodworking and outdoor activities. He loved being with his family and helping others.
In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his step father, John D. Howard, and two siblings, Kenny Campbell and Doris Cornett.
Harold is survived by his wife, Bennie Nicholson Campbell, daughter, Kim (Patrick) Wagner; step daughter, Megan (Gary) Holmes; brothers, John Howard, Thomas Howard; sisters, Donna Bruce, Kay Carmichael, Elayne Anderson; seven grandchildren, Patrick Wagner Jr., Desiree J. Wagner, Mollie Floyd, McKenzie Wilmot, Riley Wilmot, Luke Wilmot, Liam Holmes, and a great-grandson, Colton W. Wagner. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
Services will be Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 11 A.M. at Lakes Funeral Home Berea, burial will follow at the Madison County Memorial Garden. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 – 8 PM at the funeral home.
Ronald Edward Sutton
Ronald Edward Sutton age 80, died suddenly March 10, 2019 at his home. He was born in Brodhead KY to the late Charles and Clara Ramsey Sutton.
Ronald was retired from Parker Seal after 42 years of service.
He was also preceded in death by his son Steve Sutton, and daughter-in-law Sammy Sutton.
Ronald is survived by his companion of 43 years Lola Carolyn Turner, his sons: Greg Sutton, Brian Chasteen, Troy VanWinkle (Amanda), his granddaughters: Amy (Austin) Newton, Sidney and Shelby Chasteen, Sierra, Mattie, Marlee, and Minnie VanWinkle and 2 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday March 15, 2019 at 1 pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea. Visitation will be Friday from 11 am – 1 pm at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Scott VanWinkle, Rocky Abrams, Jeff French, Keith Combs, Tim Carrier, and Chad Johnson.
Gloria Alice Guinn
In heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Gloria Alice Guinn on March 9, 2019 after a short illness in her adopted home of Oak Ridge TN. Gloria, a long time resident of Berea, KY, was born in Great Bridge, VA on February 8, 1941 to Warren King and Ida Lee Harris King.
She was the youngest of 5 girls and has 2 surviving sisters, Mary Louise Ashley of McMinnville, TN and Carol Cartwright of Chesapeake, VA. She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Norma Lee Vollmer and Edna Faye Kindley and husbands Glyndon (Puny) Miracle and Willard Guinn.
Gloria is survived by her 3 loving daughters, Debbie (Joe) Bautista of Pearl City, HI; Donna (Gary) Vaughn of South Bound Brook, NJ; and Deanna (Jim) Wood of Oliver Springs, TN. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren as follows: (Debbie’s children) Crystal (Craig) Irvin (Titus and Trinity) of TX, and Bryan (Frankie) Bautista (Siniah) of WV; (Donna’s children) Jeffery (Carrie) Wylie (Benaiah, Zachariah, Evangeline, and Solomon) of KY, Lindsey (David) Ellis (Charlotte) of TN, Matthew (Casey) Phillips (Aubrianna) of TN; (Deanna’s children) Rachel Wood, James Wood, Jacob Wood, and Robyn Wood all of TN. Step children include Sharon (Roy) Turley (Stacie and Stephen); Glen (Kenan) Miracle (Dylan and Brett); Darrell (Shelley) Miracle (Ashley) and their children.
She also has multiple nieces and nephews near to her heart. Gloria always made friends everywhere she went and spoke freely of how she loved all she met. She had recently joined Robertsville Baptist Church in Oak Ridge, TN but her heart belonged with her family at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Berea.
Visitation 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Reppert Funeral Home in Berea, KY. Funeral service 11:00 AM Friday with Bro. Joey Kays officiating. Burial will follow in Madison County Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers the family asks you please make a donation in Gloria’s memory to the Knoxville Chapter of The American Cancer Society.
Charles Brent Haynes
Charles Brent Haynes, 58, of the Union City community, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at his home. Born, July 18, 1960, in Lexington, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Charles Robert and Alpha Marie Teater Haynes.
Brent was an employee of Sherwin-Williams Coating Plant in Richmond and a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a devoted coach to many children in our community and he is leaving behind his beloved Saint Bernard (Ty) and Great Pyrenees (Bella). They never left his side throughout his extended journey with cancer.
Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Ann Mulholland Haynes; two sons, Charles Dustin Haynes of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Clark Robert Haynes of Richmond; one sister, Cheryl Perkins (Bobby) of Georgetown; one brother Cary Haynes (Marge) of Lexington; and his best friend, Mark Denniston (Debi).
Funeral service for Brent will be held at 5:00 PM Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce Nettleton officiating. Friends will be received from 2:00 PM until service time at Oldham Roberts & Powell. Private burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Nehila, Jeff Neal, Doug Ellis, Greg Edwards, Jason Tackett, Larry Ritchie, Tim Reece and Joe Horvat.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403.
David Josaile Henderson
David Josaile Henderson, 77, of Madison County, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Compassionate Care Center. Mr. Henderson, the son of the late Owen Henderson and Addie Trower Henderson, was born in Madison County on September 22, 1941.
He worked for various trucking companies as a driver and was a Teamster retiree. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and farming. Later in life, he loved playing cards with his grandchildren. He was a member of Kirksville Baptist Church. On May 3, 1963, Mr. Henderson united in marriage to Darlene Spears Henderson and they enjoyed 55 years of marriage together.
In addition to his wife, David is survived by two sons: Michael J. (& Angela) Henderson of Waco; Jerry David (& Whitney) Henderson of Richmond; three grandchildren: Briley Henderson, Michael Joe David Henderson and Jared Ross Henderson and his mother-in-law: Ruby Spears.
Mr. Henderson was also preceded in death by his brother: Joseph Mack Henderson and his sister: Doris Collins.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:30 PM Tuesday, March 18, 2019 at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis Hisle and Rev. Ronnie “Butch” Pennington officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 9:00 PM Monday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Michael “J.D.” Henderson, Jared Henderson, Billy Tackett, Tim Pigg, Rusty Day and Eddie Dean Henderson.
Rev. Cournel “Butch” Payne, 66, the husband of Linda Baker Payne, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Born on September 1, 1952 in Richmond, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Cournel Sr. and Morine Short Payne.
He was a 1970 graduate of Henry Clay High School in Lexington and attended Eastern Kentucky University and PIMA College in Tucson, Arizona. He answered the call to the ministry in 1980. He affiliated with The Church of God International in Cleveland, Tennessee. The first church he pastored was the Paint Lick Church of God. During his service to the Lord, he has also pastored The Cornerstone Church of God in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, The Church of God in Bristol, Florida, The Harvest Worship Center in Tucson, Arizona; was Associate Pastor of The Old Paris Road Church of God in Lexington, Kentucky and finally as Pastor of The Lancaster Road Church of God in Richmond. In addition to his pastorates, he also served on the state youth board in Kentucky and Florida and was state youth director in Arizona. He also served on the state council in Arizona.
In addition to his wife Linda, he is survived by his three children: Vanessa Tyra (James), Jennifer Little (Rodney) and David Payne (Dawn); seven grandchildren: Alex Little, Lauren Tyra, David James Little, Rhema Payne, Zoë Payne, Zion Payne and Alyssa Tyra; two sisters: Marilyn Daugherty and Delora Byrd as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother: Charles Payne and a sister: Vicki Cowan.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Monday, March 18, 2019 at The Lancaster Road Church of God, 1246 Lancaster Road, Richmond, with Rev. James Tyra and Rev. Mitchell Tolle Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Madison Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 3-7 PM Sunday, March 17, at the Church. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Pallbearers are: Alexander Little, D. J. Little, Zion Payne, Darrell Cain, Brad Daugherty, Terry Frazier and Steve Capps. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Richard Quarrlles and Wes Ritchie.
The family request memorial donations be made to The Lancaster Road Church of God, Building Fund.
Dixie Rose Farthing
Mrs. Dixie Rose Farthing, 80, the widow of Charles Edward Farthing, passed away Thursday afternoon, March 14, 2019. She was born on February 17, 1939 in Madison County, the daughter of the late Homer and Virginia Ashcraft Rose.
She was a retired employee of Westinghouse-Phillips in Richmond and attended the Beaver Pond Christian Church in Estill County.
Survivors include her son: Charles Edward Farthing Jr., (Delphia), her daughter: Charlotte Alexander (Mike); her sister: Sandra Kinder Adams; seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa Lawson, her stepfather: Ralph Kinder, two brothers: Delmer Rose and Ralph Kinder Jr., and her sister: Carolyn Silva.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. David Bingham and Bro. Glyndon Mayes officiating. Burial will follow in the Dreyfus Cemetery. Friends may call after 1:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are: Phillip Dale Lakes, Eric D. Gooch, Matt Farthing, Terry Lakes, Rob Lovelace and D. J. Curtis.
Anna Marie Begley
Anna Marie Rish Begley, 57, of Richmond, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at the UK Hospital in Lexington She was born in Wabash, IN on April 13, 1961.
Anna enjoyed gardening, spending time with her family and friends, and loved all children. She volunteered for God’s Outreach the last couple years.
Survivors include: her spouse, Robert Blevins, Jr.; her parents, David & Wilma Rish; one son, Daniel Miller; one daughter, Heather Horn; two step-sons, Robert & Austin Blevins; two brothers, David & Marcus; three sisters, Tina, Karen and Michelle; 3 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Begley.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Gilead Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM Thursday, at the funeral home.
Jeff Baker, 52, of Richmond, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019, at Baptist Health- Lexington. He was born on April 11, 1966 in Fayette County.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Baker, his mother, Judith Baker Ketterer; his step-father, George Ketterer and his father-in-law, Bill Putteet.
Jeff got his start in the restaurant business working as a child at Hall’s On The River for his grandparents, George & Gertrude Hall. He worked for several different restaurant chains and is remembered locally as the General Manager of Richmond O’Charley’s. Under his leadership, O’Charley’s was recognized as Business of the Year in 2015.
Currently, he is an Operating Partner of Mission BBQ, a restaurant dedicated to honoring our heroes – military and first responders. Jeff generously volunteered with various organizations to provide food for community events. He enjoyed bass fishing, spending time with his family and worshipping at Madison Hills Christian Church of which he served as a Deacon.
Survivors include his wife, Tiffany Putteet Baker; two sons, Kyle Baker, of Richmond and Logan Baker (fiancee’ Ashlyn Wakely), U. S. Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC; one daughter, Kelsey Baker (fiance’ Scott McMillen), of Rineyville; two brothers, Chris Baker (Lisa) and Jim Baker (Lynne); three sisters, Barbara Davis (Marty), Kathy Hisle (Barry) and Jennifer Strange (Billy); three grandchildren, Alyssa, Maci, & Sebastian; his mother-in law, Nancy Putteet and numerous other family members.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Friday at Madison Hills Christian Church with Bro. Ben Stroup, Bro. Marty Frazer and Bro. Jeremy Wasch officiating. Burial will follow in Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 – 8 PM Thursday and after 11 AM Friday at the church. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Scott Davis, Shaun Hisle, Shane Hisle, Jason Baker, Todd Strange and Jake Putteet.
Elders & Deacons of Madison Hills Christian Church will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.
Expressions of Sympathy may be made to Madison Hills Christian Church for the Building Fund or Youth Group, 960 Red House Rd., Richmond, KY 40475.
Bro. Don Cummins, 84 of Mt. Vernon, passed from this life and his faith became sight on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at his daughter’s home in McKinney after a short battle with cancer. He was born on December 22, 1934 to the late Rayme and Hazel Cummins.
A graduate of Brodhead High School, he later received the call to preach and graduated from Clear Creek Baptist Bible College and went on to pastor several churches in the area. He proudly served his country in the Army’s 9th Medical Battalion and was a member of First Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon. He was also Past Master of Brodhead Masonic Lodge, and for several years, farmed and worked as a tool-and-dye maker.
He is survived by his three daughters, Vicki and Randy VanHook and Sherri and David Spears, both of Somerset, and Nina and Shawn Hines of McKinney; one daughter-in-law, Jamie Cummins of Richmond; seven grandchildren, Rodney Todd, Jon Spears, Brandi Super, Evan Cummins, Rachel Wilson, Autumn Hines, and Seth Hines; seven great grandchildren, Rami Todd, Cooper Spears, Sophie Cummins, and Micah, Abel, Lily, and Ezra Super; a sister, Nancy Meadows of Mt. Vernon; and a sister-in-law, Norma Cummins of Mt. Vernon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son whom he grieved dearly, Donald Gene Cummins; a brother, Earl Cummins; a sister, Reda Connor; and a very special grandma, Bessie “Ma” Cummins.
Donations are suggested to the Woodstock Community Center (1321 S. Hwy 39, Somerset, KY 42503), where he loved to spend time or to Heritage Hospice (PO Box 1213, Danville, KY 40433) who provided him comfort during his final days.
Visitation will be Saturday March 16 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the First Baptist Church West Main Street Mt. Vernon, Kentucky. Funeral service will follow the visitation.
Peggy Ann Marler
Mrs. Peggy Ann Marler age 74, of Mt.Vernon passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at her home. She was born on November 6, 1945 in Berea, Ky. the daughter of the late Virgie Smith.
She was a retired machine operator for Rockcastle Mfg, enjoyed gardening, going to yard sales, spending time with her grandchildren, and was a member of the Sand Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors are: three sons; Gary, Larry, and Terry Marler all of Mt.Vernon. Three grandchildren; Bryan Marler, Brittany Pace, and Valerie Bussell. Five great grandchildren; Haley Berry, Braelyn Marler, Zander Pace, Karley Bussell, and Jackson Marler also survive. Besides her mother.
She was also preceded in death by her husband; Bueal Marler.
Funeral services for Mrs. Peggy Ann Marler will be conducted 10 AM Saturday March 16, 2019 at the Cox Funeral Home with Bro. Eugene Gentry officiating. Burial will follow in the Raspberry Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Cox Funeral Home where friends may visit from 6 to 9 PM on Friday.
Robert Wiseman II
Robert Lindbergh Wiseman, II, age 57, of Fifth Street in Ravenna, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at his home following a long illness. He was born February 14, 1962 in Estill County and was the son of the late Robert Lindbergh and Carlene Durbin Wiseman.
He was a retired Clay Ingels employee and a member of the Ravenna Nazarene Church. He had lived in Estill County all his life.
He is survived by: His wife: Camera Cunningham Wiseman 2 sons: Trey Wiseman – Madison Co. Hank Wiseman – Madison Co. 3 sisters: Jo Anna Smith – Estill Co. Margaret (Danny) Wood – Estill Co. Linda White – Arkansas 2 brothers: Billy Bruce (Jennifer) Wiseman – Estill Co. Bobby Jack (Geraldine) Gross – Florida Several nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by 1 brother, Larry Wiseman.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 16, 1 PM at the Ravenna Nazarene Church by Bro. Bob Mills, Bro. Warren Toler and Bro. John Anderson. Burial will be at the Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Friday at the Funeral Home and after 12 PM Saturday at the Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Estill County Football Boosters and or the Ravenna Nazarene Church Building Fund.
Pallbearers: Bobby Gross, Joshua Gross, Brent Gross, Jonothan White, Randy Smith, Nick Wiseman, Joe Wiseman and Terry Arvin Honorary Pallbearers: Clay Mansfield, Hoover Niece, Warren Toler, Jr., David Witt, Arthur David Ballard, Jeff Brinegar, Mike Tate, John Wiseman, Jay Wiseman, Jeff Horn, John Nutter and Beatle Lisle
Anna Dell Muncy
Anna Dell (Hacker) Muncy was born March 19, 1944 in Clay County and departed this life Thursday, March 14, 2019 at her residence in Annville, being 74 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Dan & Dora (Lunsford) Hacker.
Anna is survived by three children, James Harvey Muncy and his wife Margie of London, Paul Ray Muncy and Judy Kay Muncy both of Annville. She is also survived by three brothers, Eugene Hacker and Ronnie Hacker both of Manchester and Jerry Hacker of Richmond.
In addition to her parents, Anna was also preceded in death by her husband J.B. Muncy; and by three brothers, Conley, Virgil and Bobby Hacker.
Anna was a member of the Grace Baptist Church.
Funeral service 12 Noon Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Paul Pearson officiating. Burial to follow in the Medlock & Annville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the funeral home to help with expenses.
Randy Lee Opdycke Jr
Randy Lee Opdycke Jr., better known as “LeeBee, “Lee” or “The Woodman”, was born December 4, 1975 in Rockcastle County and departed this life Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, being 43 years of age. He was the son of late Flora Terry and Randy Lee Opdycke Sr. (Connie).
Randy is survived by his daughter, Jazmine Jacqueline Brook Opdycke; his longtime companion, Sandra Kaye Lee; his step children, Derek Turner and Kayla Nicole Durham. He is also survived by two brothers, Jessie (Tonya) Click, Stacy (Amanda) Abrams and by three sisters, Angie (Tim) Tankersley, Patty (Kenny) Collins and Brandi Nyman. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews who adored him, some of which he helped raise as his own.
Randy was well known for his generous and benevolent heart. He will be sadly missed.
Funeral service 2:00 PM Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Lakes Funeral Home #2 Bradshaw Chapel (3476 Hwy 421 S.McKee, KY) with Bro. Kenneth Wilder and Bro. Brian Gabbard officiating. Burial will follow in the Lunsford Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jessie Click, Stacy Abrams, Chance Abrams, Derek Turner, Trevor McQuire and Daniel McKnight.
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