OBITUARIES MAY 26 – JUN. 2, 2019

Donna Kay Clontz

Donna Kay Clontz

Donna Kay Clontz, age 75, passed away Thursday May 30, 2019 at her residence in Berea, KY. Donna was born January 15, 1944 in Pulaski County, KY to the late William Richard and Francis Burdine Woodall.

Donna was a very giving person. She enjoyed yard sales, cooking for everyone and especially loved her children and grandchildren. Donna was of the Pentecostal faith and a member of Crestview Holy Sanctuary Church.

Other than her parents Donna was preceded in death by her son Anthony Clontz, two brothers, Steve Woodall, Doug Woodall, and one sister Ann Bauer.

Donna is survived by five sons; Ricky Clontz and his wife Diane of Berea KY, Steve Clontz and his wife Jane Robinson of Berea, KY, Timmy Clontz and his wife Fonda of Berea, KY, Jack Clontz of Berea, KY, and Billy Clontz of Berea, KY, one brother; Richard Woodall of Berea, KY, two sisters; Billie Robinette of Berea, KY and Betty Stacy of Georgia. Ten grandchildren; Gunner Clontz, Heather Clontz, Steven Clontz, Tiffany Wade and her husband Tim, Shauna Young and her husband Greg, Shannon Clontz, Tasha Broaddus and her husband Shane, Willie T. Clontz, Jacklyn White, Katie Devine and her husband Donald, and thirteen great grandchildren; Weston, Holden, Seth, Bryson, Justus, Jaxsin, Jada, Jaonna, Selicity, Landen, River, Connor, Gunner.

Funeral services will be 11:00am Monday June 3, 2019 at Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Jamie Paite officiating. Burial will follow in the Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-9PM Sunday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Anthony Clontz, Matt Dees, Roy Quinley, Gunner Clontz, Eddie Renzenbrink, and Earl “Bam” Renzenbrink. Honorary Pallbearers, Richard Woodall, and Denny Slusher.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Pregnancy Help Center 227 W. Irvine St. Richmond, KY.

Clark Harris

Clark Harris

Clark Harris age 51, passed away suddenly May 28, 2019 at his home in Prestonsburg, KY. Clark was born in London to Dolores Sue Pelphrey Harris and the late Jack Ray Harris.

Clark was a US Navy veteran and had been a truck driver. Clark was also preceded in death by a son Cody James Harris.

Clark is survived by his mother Dolores Sue Harris, his children: Brandon Kerstiens, and Ashley Harris (Dusty) Rhoads, his brother Colin Harris and 3 grandchildren: Addison, Jonathan, and Asher.

A memorial service will take place at a later date. Lakes Funeral Home Berea is handling the arrangements.


Doug Layne

Doug Layne age 73, husband of Louise Boggs Layne, died Tuesday May 28, 2019 at Baptist Health in Lexington, KY. Doug was born in Chattaroy, West Virginia to the late Bernard and Monie Easterling Layne.

Doug was also preceded in death by a brother Paul Layne.

He was retired from the Brevard County Schools in Florida where he served as a teacher and coach, finally as Assistant Principal at Palm Bay High School. He was also an administrator and coach at several other Brevard County schools. Prior to that, he was the manager at his family’s grocery store, B & B Grocery in Berea, KY for 17 years. When he graduated from Berea College, he was the JV Basketball coach and later coached the baseball team.

The joy of his life was his wife Louise and his family. He was a very humble man, never to boast. But Doug was an incredible athlete and coach. He was a 3 time all state basketball player in West Virginia and held the 3-year scoring record at Berea College. He is in the Chattaroy High School, Williamson High School and Berea College Halls of Fame. He was a Kentucky State Championship racquetball player. He loved playing golf with his friends and family. He will always be known as the most meticulous groundskeeper ever. As coach, he took great pride mentoring all his students and players and many of them stayed in contact with him throughout their lives and expressed their appreciation often.

Doug loved the Lord. His faith sustained him. It was the fabric of his entire life. His wish was that we would not mourn for him, but rejoice in his homecoming with the Lord.

Doug is survived by his loving wife Louise Boggs Layne, his children Jeff (Tanya) Layne and Nikki (John) Nixon, his sisters: Mildred South and Kaye Layne and his brother Bud (Gloria) Layne, his brothers-in-law Francis (Jennie) Boggs and Benny (Glenda) Boggs, and grandchildren: Alex and Laura Layne, Brittany Todd, Clay Layne, and Abigail Layne, and great-granddaughter Carolina Layne.

Funeral services will be Saturday June 1, 2019 at 11 am at Lakes Funeral Home Berea, Tommy Green will be officiating. Burial will be in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6-9 pm at the Funeral Home.

Loretta Manley

Loretta Manley

Loretta Berry Manley age 88, passed away Sunday May 26, 2019 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Loretta was born in Greensburg, KY to the late Sam and Vester Milby Berry.

She was retired from Berea College Accounting office.

Loretta was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jack Manley Sr., and her brother ET Berry.

Loretta survived by her children: Sam (Barbara) Manley, and Jay Manley (Jenny Hall), her granddaughters: Melissa Berry, Jaylena Manley, her step grandchildren: Holly and Emily, Kasi and Katie, her great-grandchildren: Kaitlynn Berry, Gabriel Berry, Sydney Berry, Hunter Miller, Trey Briggs, and Jayden Briggs, and step great-grandchildren: Eva Prothro and Lola Johns.

Funeral services will be Thursday May 30, 2019 at 12:30 pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Rev. Larry Burton officiating, burial will be in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will also be Thursday beginning at 11 am.

Pallbearers will be Jay Manley, Tommy Hearn, Nathan Carter, Hunter Manley Miller, Bill Miller, Larry Burton, Jeremy Durham, and Mike Davis.

Vola Poe

Vola Poe

Vola Damrell Poe, 74, of Crab Orchard died suddenly Monday, May 27, 2019 at U.K. Medical Center in Lexington. She was a Madison County native born February 12, 1945, daughter of the late Nelson and Nannie Pennington Damrell, homemaker and member of the Holiness Faith.

Vola had been a resident of the Berea area all her life, enjoyed cooking, making crafts and taking care of her flowers. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.

Survivors include her loving husband, Briston Poe; 4 children, Linda Allen (James), Ricky Gadd, Susie Smith (Charles, Jr.), Randy Gadd (Jackie); 4 siblings, Bill Damrell, Edward Damrell, Myrtle French, Frances Vaughn, 10 grandchildren, Ricky, Tiffany, Tosha, Tabitha, Lisa, Glen Jr., Vernon, Thomas, Adam, Dakota; and 11 great grandchildren, Lauren, Bella, Ada, Ezra, Bentley, Lacey, Lyndsey, Emily, Mason, Jordan, Joe Joe.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 5 siblings, Mary Allen, Lola Gadd, Lester Damrell. Shadie Damrell, Millard Damrell.

Funeral Service 1:00 PM Saturday, June 1, 2019 at New Hope Holiness Church with Bro. Luther Akers and Bro. Mark Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Scaffold Cane Cemetery. Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 PM Friday at the church. Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service entrusted with arrangements.

Pallbearers will be: Charles Smith Jr., Glen Hounshell Jr., Vernon Hounshell, Thomas Hounshell, Ricky Epperson, James Allen.

Irene Willis

Irene Willis, 68, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019, at Rockcastle Regional Medical Center in Mt. Vernon, KY. The wife of Ray Willis, Irene was the daughter of the late Wilson Tate and Katie Hunter Cain and lived in Broadhead, KY. Born in Waco, KY (Madison County) she was a homemaker who enjoyed reading, shopping, and being outside especially on her porch swing.

In addition to her husband, Ray, Mrs. Willis is survived by three sons; Jonathan Cain (Jocelyn) of Canada, Steven Burns (Jamie) of Broadhead, KY and Joshua Morgan Brandon Shane Willis (Lisa May) of Mt. Vernon, KY: three daughters; Christiana Gross (Michael) of Waco, KY, Katherine Burns (Harold) of Bradfordsville, KY and Cheyenne Nicole Autumn Rae Brown (Aaron) of Mt. Vernon, KY along with multiple brothers and sisters.

She is survived by grandchildren; Brandy Hutson, Jacob Burns, Dylan Gross, Matthew Burns, Benjamin Burns, Noah Gross, Elijah Gross, Jayden Burns, Charlie Burns, Cameron Burns, Victoria Cain, Willis Brown, Samuel Willis and one more on the way: great-grandchildren; Katyanna Hutson, Harley Burns and Theodore Hutson.

Funeral services for Irene Willis will be 1:00PM Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. A private family burial will follow service with her grandsons as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 11:00AM – 1:00PM on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the Funeral Home.

Wilma Mason

Wilma Mason

Wilma Sharon Land Mason, 74, of Berea, formerly of Paint Lick, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Born February 19, 1945, in Richmond, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Herbert Lee and Elizabeth Dexter Hughes Land, both of whom preceded her in death.

Sharon was a retired Deputy Clerk for Madison County District Court and a member of Concord General Baptist Church in Manitou, Kentucky.

Survivors include her daughter, Shannyn M. Johnsen (Robert); three grandchildren, Bailee Elizabeth Johnsen, Bridget J. Rodgers (Will) and Michael B. Johnsen (Kristin); two great grandchildren, Landon and Lilly Rodgers; all of Berea, KY a nephew, Scott Barnthouse and a brother-in-law, Bob Barnthouse both of Paint Lick, KY. She also leaves two grand-doggies, Chloee and Oliver “Ollie”.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Phyllis Barnthouse.

Visitation will be from 5 – 9 PM Friday, May 31, 2019, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with the funeral service at 1:00 PM Saturday, June 1, 2019. Bro. Greg King will officiate the service and burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Obra Collins, Mike Collins, Tommy Collins, Jimmy Collins, Bobby Collins and Jerry Collins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, or to the Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475

Doris Perkins

Doris Perkins

Mrs. Doris Eleanor Masters Perkins, 84, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019 at her home with her family by her side. Mrs. Perkins, the daughter of the late Johnnie Masters and Annie Hill Masters, was born in Madison County on November 11, 1934.

She was a member of Grace Chapel Wesleyan Church, a homemaker and had spent many years as a caregiver.

On February 13, 1954, Mrs. Perkins united in marriage to Elra “Perk” Perkins, Sr. He preceded her in death on June 11, 1971.

She is survived by two sons: John Wayne (& Marsha) Perkins of Richmond and Elra Morris Perkins, Jr. of Berea; her daughter: Mary (& Duane) Tevis of Richmond; three brothers: Frank Masters; Rev. Bill (& Wanda) Masters and Rev. Tommy (Dorothy) Masters; two sisters: Marie Hamilton and Mary Lou (& Bobby) Sheets; five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Perkins was also preceded in death by her brother: Pierce “Coon” Masters and Russell Masters and two sisters: Dolly Jean Taylor and Velma Dargavell.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Owen Moody officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 9:00 PM Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be David Lee Hamilton, Bo Robinson, Glenn Masters, Nick Perkins, Nelson Tevis, Austin Perkins and Bobby Masters. Honorary Pallbearers will be Scott Tevis, Lee Shaw, Jimmy Taylor, Billy Taylor, Tommy Taylor and Johnnie Taylor.

Ronda Allen

Ronda Allen

Mrs. Ronda Jean Holston Allen, 63, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at U.K. Chandler Medical Center in Lexington. Mrs. Allen, the daughter of Ronald “Pete” Holston and Wanda Berg Holston, was born August 14, 1955 in South Charleston, West Virginia.

She was an expert seamstress and accomplished artist. Her love for gardening was evident by her many roses that she grew every year at her home. She was also a devoted Army wife to her husband and devoted mother to their children.

On November 17, 1973, Ronda was united in marriage to Johnnie Allen who survives. Additional survivors include two sons: Derek Allen of Richmond and Philip (& Brittany) Allen of Lexington; her daughter: Lyndsey Fryman of Lexington; two grandchildren: Lucas Fryman and Seth Fryman; her brother: Ronald K. (& Tammy) Holston and her sister: Rebecca (& Barrie) Foster.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 12:30 PM Monday, June 3, 2019, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Guiley officiating. A Committal Service will be conducted at 2:30 PM Monday at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Friends may call after 11:00 AM Monday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Allen’s family will serve as her pallbearers.

Lois Marionneaux

Lois Marionneaux

Mrs. Lois Marionneaux, 82, lovingly called “Memaw”, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019, at the Georgetown Community Hospital. She was born in Jackson, Mississippi on December 18, 1936 to the late Odis Lee and Rosa Capers Stephens.

Lois worked in the office of the Dean of Men and the office of Personnel at EKU, and was a retired Administrative Assistant at Madison Central High School. She was a member of the Union City Christian Church as well as the Lizzie Berry Circle.

Survivors include: her husband of 64 years, Ronald Lee Marionneaux; her children, Rhonda Bellairs (Bart), Steve Marionneaux (Rosemary), Joni Stephens (Pat), and Dr. Daren Marionneaux (Dana); grandchildren, Laura Forster (Derek), Daniel Stephens (Mindy), Jon Allen (Lauren), Ben Stephens (Leah), Stephen Marionneaux (Taylor), Alan Michael Marionneaux (Ellyn), Katie Sorrels (Chase), Rachel Marionneaux, Hannah Marionneaux, and Joseph Stephens; 15 great-grandchildren, one sister, Ginger Petrus; and a host of other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: four brothers, Odis Lee Stephens, Jr., Gene Stephens, Sammy Stephens and Norman Stephens.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 AM, Friday, May 31, 2019, at the Union City Christian Church, 2473 Union City Road, Richmond, with Bro. Chip Denief officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Church from 4-8 PM Thursday, and from 9-10 AM on Friday. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond, is in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Daniel Stephens, Jon Allen, Ben Stephens, Stephen Marionneaux, Alan Michael Marionneaux and Joseph Stephens. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Pat Stephens, Derek Forster and Bart Bellairs.

John Hess Parsons

John Hess Parsons

Dr. John Hess Parsons, 68 of Mt. Vernon, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Rockcastle Regional Hospital. He was born in Berea, KY on June 26, 1950 the son of Stewart “Sap” and Lucille Dowell Parsons.

John grew up in Wildie, KY and was a would-be writer and a dreamer. He was a 1968 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School, and later served as president of MVHS Alumni Association. He later graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. He practiced dentistry for 33 years in Mt. Vernon and finished his career in McKee. He served on the Board for the Cumberland Valley District Health Department, as well at the Rockcastle County Board of Health, and was a member of the Rockcastle Ambulance Board. He was a lifelong member of Wildie Christian Church and a US Army veteran. His greatest accomplishment, however, was being a good Daddy and a good Papa!

While still in high school, John met and married Jeannine McFerron; together they have three daughters: Angela (Jason) Woods, Lindsey (Jim) Gullett, and Amy Parsons (Brandon Cowan); and three grandchildren, Sydney Woods, Spencer Woods, and Henry Gullett. John is also survived by three brothers, Tommy ( ) Parsons, Lynn (Carla) Parsons, and Mark (Trisha) Parsons; and a sister, Linda (Jim) Osborne. His extended family includes nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends made over his lifetime.

Visitation will be Friday May 31, 2019 at 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Dowell and Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Saturday June 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Cresthaven Memorial Cemetery.

Lola Mae Cox

Lola Mae Cox

Mrs. Lola Mae Robinson Cox age 97, of Mt.Vernon passed away Friday May 31, 2019 at the Terrace Health & Rehab Center in Berea. She was born on November 22, 1921 in Jackson County, Ky. the daughter of the late Jack and Maggie Hurley Robinson.

She was a retired seamstress, enjoyed quilting, gardening, and cooking, and was a member of the Christian faith.

Survivors are: four daughters; Lillian Frazier and (John) of Mt.Vernon, Carolyn Sims of Nicholasville, Jeanine Blake of Wilmore, and Johnnie Shields of Lexington. Four grandchildren; Mike Roberts, Joseph Sims, Kevin Blake, and Jared Shields, seven great grandchildren also survive.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by: her husband of 69 years; John Cox, by three sisters; Dorthy, Laura, and Addie, by three brothers; Bert, Ernest, and Farris, and by one grandson; John Sims.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lola Mae Robinson Cox will be conducted 1 PM Monday June 3, 2019 at the Cox Funeral Home with Bro. Jack Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit from 11:30 AM until time of service on Monday.

Lawrence Edward Hughes

Lawrence Edward Hughes

Lawrence Edward Hughes, age 70, of Main Street in Irvine passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at his home following a sudden illness. He was born March 23, 1949 in Estill County and was the son of the late Ernest Ralph and Patience Alice Reed Hughes.

He was a former Rockwell employee and retired from the Bluegrass Army Depot. He was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the American Legion. He had lived in Estill County all his life.

He is survived by: His wife: Marsha White Bonny Hughes 1 son: Eddie (Amy) Hughes – Irvine 1 stepson: Lee Winkle 1 brother: Thomas Eugene Hughes – Irvine 1 grandson: Luke Hughes

He was preceded in death by 1 brother, Darrell Leon Hughes.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 1, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Friday at the Funeral Home. Military rites will be provided by the American Legion Post 79.

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