OBITUARIES APR. 14-21, 2019

Jerry Lee Williams

Jerry Lee Williams

Jerry Lee Williams, age 66, widower to the late Brenda Lee Williams, passed away Wednesday April 17, 2019 at Baptist Health in Richmond, KY. He was born November 25, 1952 in Berea, KY to the late Ralph Charles and Elizabeth Ann Wynn Williams.

Jerry was an employee of Dresser Industries working in the Maintenance Department for 33 years and ended his working career at the Blue Grass Army Depot. Jerry loved to hunt and fish but most of all loved his girls, Bella and Maggie.

Other than his wife and parents Jerry was preceded in death by one daughter, Andrea Lynn Williams, and a special friend Dook Combs.

Jerry is survived by one sister, Emily Renee’ Coleman, two brothers, Ralph Wayne Williams and his wife Lynda, David Lee Williams, Special friend Terri Combs and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be 11:00AM Monday April 22, 2019 at Davis and Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Calico officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea cemetery. Visitation will be 6-9PM Sunday at the funeral home.

Homer Couch Sr.

Homer Couch Sr.

Homer Couch, Sr., age 72, of Berea, passed away after a brief illness at the UK Medical Center in Lexington. He was born in Leatherwood, Kentucky to the late George and Belle Holbrook Couch.

He was landscaper by trade and loved being outdoors. Homer was an avid gardener and enjoyed tending to his beautiful garden.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by four siblings, Vada Duade, Haley Waddell, Elbert Couch, and Ellis Couch.

He is survived by his loving wife Ruth Ann Couch; two devoted children, Angela Couch, Homer Couch, Jr. and his wife Sara; six siblings, Hassel Couch, Wanda Faye Eldridge, Naomi Williams, Gerald Couch, Nellie Litteral, and Della Caudill; and three adoring grandchildren, Homer Stephan Couch, Dylan Fender, and James Couch.

Homer’s love spread wide through his family, friends, and neighborhood. He took great joy in helping others whenever possible and was always willing to go above and beyond for those he loved.

Funeral services will be 2pm, Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea. Visitation will be from 11am until 2pm at the funeral home.

Virginia Lee Dodson

Virginia Lee (Mosley) Dodson of 615 Fentress Lane in Berea, KY, peacefully departed this life on Palm Sunday, April 14th, 2019 at her home with family. She was a widow of Reverend John Will Dodson, Sr. Virginia was born in Norfolk, VA on May 7th, 1947 to the late Ervin W. Mosley and Bernice (Lee) Mosley.

In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her sister, Phyllis Ann, brothers David and Woodrow, and oldest son, John Will Dodson Jr. (Leigh Ann)

Virginia is survived by her youngest son, Jeffery Lee Dodson (Carmen) of Berea, KY. She has 4 grandchildren; Samantha, Jeffery (Erika), Jacob (Michelle) and Cassandra. She also has 5 great-grandchildren; Gabriell, Elias, Brody, Naomi and Raegan. Additionally, Virginia has several special nieces, nephews, and other extended family including a few very close friends from work and church.

Virginia was a very private, hard-working, strong and quiet woman who spent her entire life loving and taking care of her family and supporting the Baptist Ministry with John pastoring churches in Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina and Kentucky. Virginia is a retiree from state of Kentucky after many years of honorable service as Office Manager at Boonesborough State Park and the Berea Artisan Center. Virginia was a long-time member of Galilee Baptist Church. Her greatest passions in life were loving her family, taking care of her home and faithfully serving her Lord and Savior.

Lakes Funeral Home in Berea, KY will be handling arrangements. Pallbearers are Jeffery L Dodson, Jeffery C Dodson, Jacob Dodson, James Dodson, and Ariq Skinner. All are welcome to attend her graveside service at Berea Cemetery on Thursday April 18th, at 2:30 pm with Pastor Lee Abney officiating.

Edna B. Wells

Edna B. Wells

Edna B. Robinson Wells, 97 of Berea, died Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Harrodsburg Health and Rehabilitation Center.

A Berea native, homemaker, and member of First Christian Church of Berea, Edna was the wife of the late Fred R. “Ray” Wells, daughter of the late E. Crit and Mary Effie Coyle Robinson and a family oriented person. She will be sorely missed.

Edna is survived by grandchildren, Jennifer Foley, Ernie Ray Smith; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Shannon, Aimee and Rachael; great-great-grandchildren, Sierra, Mathew and Isaac; sister, Pauline Peretti and son-in-law, Ernest Smith; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Edna is pre-deceased by her parents, her husband; daughters, Rosemary Smith and Diane Foley; sisters, Helen VanWinkle, Roberta McDaniel, Ollie Hazel Robinson and Lois Scott; half-brother, Charles Fred Robinson; granddaughter, Kathy Carwell, son-in-law; C.V. Foley, Jr.

Graveside services will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the pavilion of The Berea Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service


George Douglas Amoroso

George Douglas Amoroso, 50, of Richmond, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 at home. Born February 28, 1969, in Lawrence, Kansas, he was the son of Daniel Lee and Lois Maney Amoroso, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was a retired Navy veteran of the First US Gulf War, Desert Storm.

He is survived by his brother, Jess Daniel Amoroso of Oakland, California.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge.

Jason Speake

Jason Thomas Speake

Jason Thomas “Speedy” Speake, 42, of Paint Lick, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington. Born in Lexington, Kentucky on April 24, 1976.

Jason was a 1994 graduate of Madison Southern High School where he enjoyed being a member of the FFA. He was a cattle farmer presently working with Bryan Bogie Livestock. He graduated from World Wide Auctioneer School and became a Licensed Auctioneer and was a former employee of Holton Howard Realty. He was a member of the KY Auctioneer Association (KAAA) and Mt. Tabor Baptist Church.

Survivors include his parents, Harold Thomas and Gail Ledford Speake, of Paint Lick; two sons, Zachary and Logan Speake, of Paint Lick; the mother of his children, Jennifer Speake; uncles, Jerry Heathman and J. R. Mullins; aunt, Elizabeth Abrams & husband Wayne; special nephew & namesake, Jason Agee; several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Robert Lois & Lillie Mae Speake; his maternal grandparents, John William Ledford & Wilma Ledford Rogers.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 12:30 PM Friday, April 19, 2019, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Kincer, Rev. David Hicks, Rev. Dale Denton and Rev. Kenny Speakes officiating. Burial will follow in Manse Cemetery at Paint Lick. Visitation will be from 5-9 PM Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Joey Brewer, Gerry Metcalf, Steve Thacker, Charlie Clark, Terry Gortney, Garry Willis, Kevin Fields and Bryan Bogie. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ben Gaffney, Joe Willis, Les Renfro, Jimmy Tudor, David York, Marvin York, Jerry York, Tonika York, Ruth Metcalf, Jim Fields, Billy Wayne Smith, Wade Coffey and Roy Noe.

Marlin Keith Singleton

Marlin Keith Singleton

Mr. Marlin Keith Singleton, 82 of Mt. Vernon, passed from this life on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. He was born in Singleton Valley in Rockcastle County, KY on December 15, 1936 the son of Jones and Edna Mae Mink Singleton.

He was a retired teacher and school bus driver for Rockcastle County Schools and was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon. He enjoyed restoring classic cars and trucks and his dog, “Spud”.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Carl Dean Bradley Singleton; a son, Steven Keith Singleton of Mt. Vernon; a brother, Douglas Singleton and wife Jeanie of Mt. Vernon; nieces, Dana Hamilton, Lesha Cromer, Greta Sell, and Dana McKinney; and nephews, Derrick Singleton, Michael Singleton, Jeff Lawrence, Darrin Singleton, and Donald Kevin Bradley.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul Curtis, Phil, and Dale.

Visitation will be Tuesday April 16, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Dowell and Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Wednesday April 17 at 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home.

Jerry W. Hansel

Jerry W. Hansel

Jerry W. Hansel lived an extraordinary life because he treated ordinary people with an extra level of compassion, giving away far more live than he ever expected to receive. Son, brother, cousin, uncle, husband, father and proud-and-doting grandfather, Jerry was a lifelong friend to all. With a warm “Hey, Big Guy” or “Hey, Sweetie,” Jerry’s bright smile could be heard in the music of his gentle voice, causing anyone fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of his greeting feel like he or she was, if only for a moment, the most cherished person in the room. His life was made full and sustained by his family, dear lifelong friendships, his community and his faith.

Jerry was born in Mt.Vernon, KY to Claude L. and Zelma Chaney Hansel. He and his sister, Claudette, grew up together in Mt.Vernon where Jerry would choose to live his entire life. He graduated from Mt.Vernon High School (Class of 1958) and attended Cumberland College and Eastern Kentucky University. In 1964 he married his beautiful wife, Jewell Gabbard Hansel who was his best friend and soulmate for 55 years. He was a loving father to his only son, Scott, the light of his life whom he cherished with pure joy. Jerry’s only grandson, Dylan, became the joy of his later life in 1998. Known from that point forward as “Grampsie”, he adored sharing numerous photos and long, grandfatherly-affectionate stories of Dylan’s adventures. He was treasured by his daughter-in-law, Robin, and countless others whose lives were all enriched by spending time with him.

Jerry is survived by his wife; Jewel Gabbard Hansel of Mt.Vernon. One son; Scott Hansel and (Robin) of West Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. One grandson; Dylan Hansel. One sister; Claudette Hines and (Roy) of Richmond. One niece; Gina Wiles and (Don) of Richmond, and by one nephew; Christopher Hines and (Sarah) of Lexington.

Memorial services for Jerry W. Hansel will be conducted 3:30 PM Sunday April 14, 2019 at the Cox Funeral Home with Bro. Luther Allen officiating. Friends may visit from 2:30 PM until service time on Sunday.

In lieu of flowers; the family asked that donations in memory of Jerry’s life may be made to a faith based or community service nonprofit organization of one’s choice.

Anna Genevieve Gould

Anna Genevieve Gould

Anna Genevieve Gould, age 79, of North Court Street in Irvine, passed away Sunday, March 14, 2019, at the Madison Health & Rehabilitation Center following a long illness. She was born December 17, 1939 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Millard and Daisy Webb Flynn.

She was the owner of Gould’s Fashions and a member of the First Christian Church. She had lived in Estill County most of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Elwood Gould.

She is survived by: 1 Daughter: Rhonda Michelle (Forest Gene, Jr.) Mitchell – Shreveport, LA 1 Son: Eric Todd (Trish) Gould – Irvine 4 Grandchildren: Jordan Wade Mitchell, Tyler Clay Mitchell, Eric Blake Gould and Nathan Oliver Gould 1 Great Grandchild: Forest Dean Mitchell

She was preceded in death by her sister, Vida Flynn Cox and her brother, Alva Glendon “A.G.” Flynn.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 19, 2 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home by Bro. Greg Humpert. Burial will be at the Sandhill Cemetery. Friends may call from 12 PM to 2 PM Friday at the Funeral Home.

Bonnie Jean Walden

Bonnie Jean Walden, age 66, of Sombrero Drive in Richmond, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019, at the Baptist Health Hospital in Richmond following a short illness. She was born March 12, 1953 in Lee County and was the daughter of the late Lucien and Nannie Stamper Thacker.

She was a retired employee of Eastern Kentucky University and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

She is survived by: Her husband: Robert Floyd Walden 1 Daughter: Melissa Ann (Larry Floyd) Murphy – Estill Co. 4 Sisters: Irene Shuler – Estill Co. Lillie (Don) Benton – Lee Co. Ruby (Ronald) Benton – Estill Co. Nellie (Lloyd) Estes – Estill Co. Her grandchild and the love of her life: Cody Floyd Shana Cox, who she loved like a daughter.

She was preceded in death by 1 sister, Eunis Thacker and 4 brothers; Ellis Wayne, Ray, Willard and Carl Thacker.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 20, 11 AM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home by Bro. Glyndon Woosley. Burial will be at the Beatty Place Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Friday at the Funeral Home.

Paul Wayne Peters

Paul Wayne Peters

Paul Wayne Peters was born June 12, 1949 in Oneida, KY and passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at his residence, at the age of 69. He was the son of the late Walter & Sarah (Parrett) Peters.

Paul is survived by his wife, Ruthie Faye Peters of Tyner, KY and by three children, Larry Wayne Peters of Tyner, KY, Garry Lee Peters and his wife Cathy of London, KY and Tina Jo Marcum and husband Jonathan of Manchester, KY and by a step son, Jack Hale of Louisville, KY. He was blessed with the following grandchildren, Brandon Lee Jackson, Whitney Briana Jackson, Sarah LeAnn Bowling, Jonathan Ryan Marcum, Cameron Paul Marcum, Mariah Hope Marcum and Danielle Grace Marcum; by six great grandchildren and by a host of nieces and nephews. Paul is also survived by two siblings, Edna Lois Tyra of McKee, KY and Danny Hamilton and his wife Marsha of Richmond, KY.

In addition to his parents, Paul was also preceded in death by the following siblings, Wendell Peters, Earl Peters, Junior Peters, Lee Peters, Robert Peters, Johnny Peters, Bonnie Mills & Ethel Silcott.

Paul owned and operated Tyner Gun & Pawn Shop for 37 years.

Funeral service 11:00 AM Monday, April 22, 2019 at the Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Raliegh Coffey, Kenny Brock and Bro. Bradley Brock officiating. Burial to follow in the Tincher & Peters Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Brandon Jackson, Ryan Marcum, Ray Peters, John Bowling, Roger Dunn and Jonathan Marcum.

Donald Jeff Allen

Donald Jeff Allen

Donald Jeff Allen was born October 24, 1965 in Madison County and departed this life Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at his residence in Annville, being 53 years of age. He was the son of the late Herbert Allen and Leola Harrison Allen.

Jeff is survived by three children, Veronica (Darren) Hisel of McKee, Ashley (Michael) Saylor of Sand Gap and Jayden Allen of Annville. He was blessed with seven grandsons. Jeff is also survived by the following siblings, Carolyn (Arnold) Howard of Clay County, Joann Brummitt of Manchester, Lucille Allen, Dewey (Pam) Allen, Doug Allen, Arnold (Judy) Allen, and Homer Allen all of Annville.

In addition to his parents, Jeff was preceded in death by his wife, Deborah Allen and by two brothers, Ralph Allen and Vincent Allen.

Funeral service 2:00 PM Monday, April 22, 2019 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Brian Gabbard and Bro. Donnie Parrett officiating. Burial to follow in the Farmer Cemetery.

Louise Hobbs

Louise Hobbs

Louise Hobbs was born December 21, 1936 in Jackson County and departed this life Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at her residence, being 82 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Rollie & Fannie (Pennington) Sparks.

Louise is survived by her husband, Hansel Hobbs and by five children, Patty (Jerry) Powell of Sand Gap, Donna (Steve) Rose of Sand Gap, Judy (Meril) Rose of Waco, Tim (Debbie) Hobbs of Morrill and Craig (Malinda) Hobbs of Richmond. She is also survived by two brothers, Clifton (Barbara) Sparks of Richmond, IN, Harold (Angie) Sparks of Sand Gap and by two sisters, Tommie Faye (Esmer) of Louisville and Loretta (Jeff) Templeton of Richmond, IN. She was blessed with four grandchildren, Michael Shane Rose, April Ladawn Rader, Patti Nicole Rowland & Jeremy Powell; four step grandchildren Derek Ward, Hali Hartsock, Shilo Clemmons & Heather Hunt and by a host of great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Louise was also preceded in death by a sister, Ella Mae Brewer and by two brothers, John A. Sparks and Glen Sparks.

Funeral service 1:00 PM Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Dudley Lynch and Bro. Brook Sparks officiating. Burial to follow in the Hellard Cemetery.

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