OBITUARIES JUN. 23-30, 2019

Millard Gordon Richmond

Millard Gordon Richmond, age 77, passed away Tuesday June 25, 2019 at his residence in Rockcastle County. Mr. Richmond was born May 11, 1942 in Rockcastle County, KY to the late William Anderson and Vida Combs Richmond.

Gordon was a man of many talents. He was a farmer, worked a small number of years at goodwill in Louisville, KY, he was a caregiver to his parents, loved to watch sports of all kinds and was an avid U.K. Fan. Gordon was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Other than his parents Gordon was preceded in death by five siblings, Herman Earl Richmond, Raymond Marshall Richmond, Ellen Freeman, Lena Cope, Robert Lawrence Richmond, and two nephews, Roy Lee Roberts lll, and Donald Cope.

Gordon is survived by four siblings, Lillie Juanita Johnson of Richmond, KY, Herbert Stephen Richmond and his wife Mattie of Dayton, OH, Benjamin Orvie Richmond and his wife Elvie of West Carrollton, OH, Lola Aileen Roberts of Berea, KY, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00PM Friday at Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Richmond and Rev. Vaughn Rasor officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8:30PM Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be friends from Fairview Baptist Church.

Billie Eads

Billie Hensley Eads, age 88, of Berea died Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the U. K. Medical Center in Lexington of complications following a stroke. She was a Wallins, Kentucky native (Harlan County) born July 2, 1930, daughter of the late Andrew and Rettie Kinnard Hensley.

She was a retired RCA employee, farmer and property owner in Indiana. After retirement in 1987 Billie and her late husband of 67 years, Lee Eads made Berea their home. She was a member of the Holiness Faith and long-time member of Crestview Holy Sanctuary Church.

Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and members of her late husband’s family which she called her own. She is also survived by numerous friends and church family.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by 5 siblings, Rosa Krahenbuhl, James Hensley, Milton Hensley, Marie Hostcher and Orville Hensley.

Funeral Service 2:00 PM, Friday, June 28, 2019 at Reppert Funeral Home with Bro. Achee Eads and Bro. Harold Eads officiating. Burial will follow in Berea Cemetery. Visitation 12:00 noon until service time.

Elmo Gum

Elmo Gum, 86, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Kenwood Health and Rehab Center in Richmond. He was born in Estill County, Kentucky, on July 26, 1932. 

Mr. Gum was a National Guard Technician serving in the Kentucky Army National Guard for 37 years, 23 years of which were full time service.  He retired as Command Sgt. Major of Headquarters and Headquarter Company 206th Engineer Battalion located in Richmond, Kentucky and was assigned in various units stationed in Richmond, Kentucky.  He had also previously worked for several years with the A & P Company, and was a member of Waco Baptist Church.  Mr. Gum enjoyed playing bingo, fishing and gardening.  He was an avid University of Kentucky fan as well.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Hardin Gum, of Richmond; two daughters, Vickie Fritz (Gary) and Peggy Parke (Steve), both of Richmond; three grandchildren, Rachel Fritz Cobb (Chad) Brandon Fritz (Brooke) and Stephanie Parke Smith (Joe) all of Richmond;  six great grandchildren Kaylan Cobb, Kylee Cobb, Khloe Cobb, Elsa Fritz, Elin Fritz and Colt Smith. Two brothers, Donald Ray Brookshire on PA and James “Butch” Brookshire (Betty Mae) of Estill County. He was preceded in death by his mother Ethel Mae Gum Brookshire and step father Leonard Brookshire and a sister in law Janie Brookshire.

Funeral service for Elmo Gum will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bill Fort officiating.  Burial following in the Richmond Cemetery with Military services. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Fritz, Chad Cobb, Joe Smith, John Hall, Kenneth Nelson, Donnie Wilson, Chris Stanifer and Wesley Jones.

In Lieu of flowers donations suggested to Hospice Compassionate Care Center.

Shirley Mae Spangler, 90, passed away Friday, June 28, 2019 at Telford Terrace. Shirley was born February 6, 1929.

She is survived locally by a daughter Melinda Wilder.

No local services are scheduled at this time.

William Howard Powell, 69, of Berea, the husband of Barbara Jean Webb Powell, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019 at his home. He was born, April 9, 1950 in Richmond, KY to the late Lawrence and Evelyn Wilson Powell.

He was a material handler with Dresser Industries. He was a farmer and member of the Upper Red Lick Holiness Church.

Other than his wife Barbara, he is survived by one son Anthony Keith Powell and one sister, Norma Faye Parsons, both of Berea, KY.

Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Bro. Charlie Wilson and Bro. Ermon Turner officiating, Darryl Combs will be giving a special testimonial. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Boyd Isaacs, Alonzo Gray, Dale Parsons, Eugene Vickers, James Isaacs, J.N. Isaacs, Jim Isaacs and Rick Rose.

William M. Norris

William M. Norris, 87, of College Hill, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at his home. Born August 4, 1931, at College Hill, Kentucky, he was the son of the late William W. and Mamie Jo Congleton Norris. 

He was a retired employee of Bell South Telephone Company and farmer.  Mr. Norris was a member of Westside Christian Church, as well as, a member, and Past Master, of the Waco Lodge # 338, F & AM.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Rebecca Sylvia Fritz Norris; one daughter Teresa Wilson and husband Donnie; one son, W. Wallace Norris and wife, Barbara; and one grandson, Brent Wilson and, Ann.  He also leaves a niece and several cousins.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Paul Eugene Norris and a brother, Kenneth Norris.

Funeral service for William Norris, will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, July 1, 2019 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Jones and Elmer Lee Congleton officiating.  Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 – 8 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Brent Wilson, Donnie Wilson, Lee Anglin, Tommy Congleton, Raymond Tate and Donald Roberts.  Honorary pallbearers will be Walter G. Norris, Leon Fritz, Jep and Jean Fortney, and John Bowman.

The family would like to offer a special “thank you” to our caregiver, Josie Palladino.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Flatwoods Christian Church, the Lizzie Berry Circle, c/o Union City Christian Church, or Waco Baptist Church.

Dr. Stephen L. Loy, 72, of Richmond, the husband of Marianna Heins-Loy, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at his home. Born January 26, 1947, at Ottumwa, Iowa, he was the son of the late Lewis E. and Mabel Elizabeth West Loy.

Stephen received his B.S. in Business Administration from East Tennessee State University and an MBA from the University of Georgia.  After some years in retail, city management and teaching, he decided to pursue a doctorate.  He received his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in 1986, in Management Information Systems.  He held subsequent teaching/research positions at Iowa State University; Indiana University; University of Florida; and Eastern Kentucky University.  He began teaching in the EKU’s College of Business in 1991 and retired in 2016, as associate professor.

Stephen met his wife at Texas Tech, where she was pursuing a master’s degree and they were married in 1984.

Stephen’s interests outside of work included camping, nature photography, gardening, history and politics, but the light of his life was his two children, and he was actively engaged in their extra-curricular activities during their school years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Sara Elizabeth Loy, a son, Thomas Stephen Loy, and a brother, L. David Loy.

Private family services will be held later.  Oldham, Roberts & Powell.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be greatly appreciated to: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Associatio PO Box 105 Glenolden, PA  19036

James Edward Coakley

James Edward Coakley, 91, of Richmond, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019 at Baptist Health – Lexington. Born July 25, 1927, in Portland Tennessee, he was the son of Gilmore and Emma Mae Patterson Coakley, both of whom preceded him in death. 

Mr. Coakley was a retired chemist with the Chief Chemical Lab Branch of the Bluegrass Army Depot, a US Air Force veteran of W W II, and a member of White Oak Pond Christian Church in Richmond.

Survivors include his wife, Callie E. Douglass Coakley of Richmond; one son, Vincent Edward Coakley (Debbie) of Charlotte, NC; two daughters, Veronica Marie Holman (Marshall) of Lexington and Audrey Elaine Coakley Cepeda (Vicente) of Grand Prairie, Texas; eight grandsons, two granddaughters, two great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Carrie Mae Coakley and three brothers, Clarence W. Coakley, Gil Coakley, Jr., and Tollie Coakley

Funeral service for James Coakley will be held at 12:00 PM Friday, June 28, 2019 at White Oak Pond Christian Church, with Rev. Chad Snellgrove and Rev. Dr. Rusty Rechenbach officiating.  Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received from 11:00 AM until service time of Friday at the church.  Services are under the direction of Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

Samie “Sam” Lee Little, 67, of Waco, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Born June 21, 1952, in Floyd County, Kentucky, he was the son of Gomer and Mella Johnson Little, both of whom preceded him in death. 

He was Retired as service manager for General Car and Truck of Lexington and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Marie Wood Little; one son, Darrell Little and daughter, Crystal Little Hicks (Thomas), both of Waco, Kentucky; one brother, Jimmy Little (Petya) of Lexington; two sisters, Vonda Wagner of Paris, KY and Nannie “Faye” Perkins of Nicholasville, KY; his grandchildren, Cory Little, Darrell Little, Caleb Hicks, Courtney Little, and Emmalee Hicks; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Clarence Little, Charles Little, Roscoe Little, Earl Gene “Junior” Little and Carnell Little as well as two sisters, Mary Magdalene “Nellie” Stanley and Geraldine Hall.

Funeral service for Sam  will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, June 28, 2019 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Owen Moody officiating.  Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 – 9 PM Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Little, Darrell Wayne Scott Little, Cory Little, Jimmy Little II, Thomas Hicks, James Woods, Rodney Phenis, Lee Billings, Jeff Perkins and Walter “Dale” Wood.

Norma Louise Courtney Sinks, 70, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Mrs. Sinks, the daughter of Earnest Courtney and Ida Burton Courtney, was born in Madison, Indiana on December 3, 1948.

On September 11, 1973, Norma united in marriage to Jimmie Sinks who survives. She is also survived by her son: Brandon Sinks of Richmond; two sisters: Patty and Theresa and her grandson: Aidan Sinks.

The family has chosen private services. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Larry Burdette

Mr. Larry Burdette age 71, of Mt.Vernon passed away Tuesday June 25, 2019 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. He was born on September 13, 1947 in Berea, Ky. the son of the late Arvel and Elsie Cornett Burdette.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran, a Charter Member of the Kiwanis Club, a Ky. Colonel, member of the American Legion, was a former city councilman, and served as a deacon in church for many years.

He began a career in broadcasting while still in high school at WRVK with Mr. John Lair. In addition to WRVK, he worked at other radio stations in Lancaster and Pineville, and was co-owner of a radio station in Corbin. He also worked at TV stations Channel 27 in Lexington and Channel 34 in Campbellsville. Larry and his wife, Gail, also owned and published The Citizen-Newsweek newspaper and the The Banner consumer newspaper. Later on, while disabled, he built and operated three internet radio stations for a short time, and was a member of the New Heights Church.  

 Survivors are: his wife of 51 years; Mrs. Gail Falin Burdette of Mt.Vernon. Three sons; Dwayne Burdette, Chad Burdette (Jennifer), and Jon Burdette (Amy). Two brothers; Gary Burdette (Linda), and Clyde Burdette (Betty). One sister; Janice Chasteen (Steve). Eight grandchildren; Katie, Brandon, Allison, Chase, Faith, Evan, Abby, and Shailynn, and by one great grandchild; Layne.  

Besides his parents he was also preceded in death by one great grandchild: Oakley.

 Funeral services for Mr. Larry Burdette will be conducted 11 AM Saturday June 29, 2019 at the Bible Baptist Church with Bro. Chad Burdette & Bro. Jon Burdette officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Cox Funeral Home. Friends may visit at the church from 6 to 9 PM on Friday, and after 10 AM until time of service on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to: New Heights Church or Hospice in Larry’s memory.

Belva Rea Hensley

Belva Rea Hensley, 90, of Paint Lick, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at her home. Born September 19, 1928 in Wallaceton, she was a daughter of the late George Wesley & Nannie Ogg Calico. 

Mrs. Hensley was a restaurant owner, service station owner and the owner of Paint Lick Restaurant and Grocery. An active member of the Paint Lick community, she was also a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church where she was the church organist, a Member of the Adult Sunday School Class at Mt. Tabor, Paint Lick Homemakers Club & the Garrard County Senior Citizens.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy  Hensley, three brothers, George “June” Calico, A.O. Calico, & James Donald Calico, as well as two sisters in law, Mildred Calico & Barbara Jean Calico.

She is survived by three daughters, Nancy (Bill) Melton of Berea, Dora Sue (James) Davis of Lancaster, Mildred Moore of Richmond, two sons,  Billy (Melissa) Hensley of Paint Lick, Jerry ( Ann) Moore of Melbourne, Florida , and sister in law, Carolyn Calico of Cynthiana. She also has thirteen grandchildren , Annie Rymer, Carrie Cornett, Randall Stathers, Jamie Morton, Mariah Rea Moore, Matthew Wesley Moore, Joey Moore, Rachel McFarland, Amanda Brock, Travis Hensley, Christian Wynn & Logan Wynn and Zachary Hensley and 13 great grandchildren, Cameron Rymer, Lilly Rymer, Maddy Cornett, Gabrielle Brock, Braydon Hensley, Emma Hensley, Aiden Stathers, Emily & Levi Morton, Yesenia Davis, Dalton Slone, Carl Jerry  and Anthony Collins as well as two special caregivers, Hannah Hisle & Sandy Bryant.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Mt. Tabor Church in Paint Lick by Rev. Joe Tuttle. Visitation will be from  6-8 PM Friday, June 28th at Ramsey-Young Funeral Home and from 1:00 PM until service time Saturday at the church. Burial will take place in Paint Lick Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Matthew & Joey  Moore, Travis & Zachary Hensley, Christian & Logan Wynn, Randall Stathers & Shawn Rymer.

The family would like to express an special thanks to the staff and workers of Heritage Hospice.

In lieu of flowers contributions may go to the More Outreach Ministries Kenya Mission Fund in care of Mildred Moore, P.O. Box 153 Lancaster, Kentucky 40444, a PayPal account has been set up for those contributions,

Shauna Marie Wilder

Shauna Marie Wilder, 30, of Lexington, lost her battle with addiction on Wednesday, June 26th.

She was preceded in death by her mother Jesse K. Warren of Lowell, Michigan.

Survivors include her daughter Zaylee,; son Ashton Johnson of Richmond; her father Patrick (and wife Kim) Gill of Irvine; sisters Katie Wilder of Muskegon Michigan, and Miranda (Jimmy) Riley of Irvine; her brothers Jeremy (Katrina) Gill of London, Zachary (Ashley) Gill of Irvine, Chris Gill of Irvine, and Eli Gill of Irvine; several nieces and nephews; her Godmother Patty Buete of Cedar Springs, Michigan.

Memorial services will be held at 12:00 pm, Saturday at Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals, with Fr. Al Fritsch officiating. Friends may call after 10:30 am until service time.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations.

Louie Parrett

Louie Parrett was born May 26, 1944 in Berea, KY and departed this life Thursday, June 27, 2019 at his residence in McKee, being 75 years of age. He was the son of the late Preston & Bonnie (Cox) Parrett.

Louie is survived by his wife, Carol (Moren) Parrett of McKee and by five children, Bonnetta (Mark) Mays of McKee, Louie (Tammy) Parrett Jr. of London, George (Diane) Parrett of Berea, Charles “Chuckie” Parrett of McKee and Mark (Ashley) Parrett of McKee. He is also survived by two sisters, Etta Mae (Gary) Bowling of Berea and Cordelia (Clyde) Nieboer of Berea. Louie was blessed with fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren

In addition to his parents, Louie was also preceded in death by his brother, Wendell Parrett.

Louie attended the Pilgrams Rest Baptist Church.

Funeral service 2:00 PM Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Bernard Thomas officiating. Burial to follow in the Pilgrams Rest Cemetery.

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