Christine Potter Fox, age 72 of Berea, passed away on July 9, 2019 at Kenwood Nursing Home in Richmond. Christine was born in Letcher County, Kentucky to the late Patrick Jefferson and Ica Hall Potter.
She was a Realtor for Don Foster and Associates and a member of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her loving husband Waldo Fox this past February; and by three brothers, Melvin Potter, Jimmy Potter and Ellis Potter.
She is survived by her three children Phillip (Charli) Fox, James (Paula) Fox, and Sandy (Jody) Hellard; 15 grandchildren; Brian (Alisha) Fox, Chelsea Fox, Brooke (Roly) Thacker, Destiny Little, Emilea Fox, Addisyn Fox, Kerrigan Fox, Lou (Drew) Aldridge, Jody (Mysha) Hellard Jr., Nolan (Suzie) Hellard, Cody Shelton, Cassie Shelton, Iszi Feltner, Ashley (Hank) Isaacs, Brooklyn Hellard; 14 great grandchildren, Alex Fox, Chris Fox, Gabby Fox, Sadie Fox, Bayleigh Thacker, Eli Thacker, Lilly Thacker, Sophia Thacker, Ayden Little, Cameron Tracy, Mykenzie Hellard, Remi Hellard, Jules Aldridge, Stark Hellard; two brothers, Roy Potter, Kenny Potter; and two sisters Ima (Ray) Crabtree and Shirley Hudson.
Funeral services will be 1pm Friday, July 12, 2019 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Rev. Greg Lakes officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11am to 1pm at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Roly Thacker, Brian Fox, Cody Shelton, Jody Hellard Jr., Nolan Hellard, Drew Aldridge, and Dalton Nealey.
Margarette Prater age 75, wife of Dallas Scott Prater, passed away July 11, 2019 at Baptist Health in Louisville KY.
Margarette was a Clerk in the Admissions office at EKU and had worked at Kroger and Shearer Elementary as a Kindergarten teacher’s aid. Margarette was born in Honaker Kentucky to the late Oscar and Bessie Steele Collins.
She was preceded in death by an infant son John Wesley Prater, and 7 siblings.
Margarette is survived by her husband of 55 years Dallas Scott Prater, her children: Kimberly Ann Prater and Kathy Sue (Keith) Prater Blair, her brother Richard (Kathy) Collins, and her grandchildren: Jonathon Michael Blair, Joseph Dominic D’Annunzio, Caitlyn Margarette Blair, and Blaise Prescott D’Annunzio, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be Monday July 15, 2019 at 11 am at Lakes Funeral Home Berea. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 4-8 pm at the Funeral Home.
Donations in memory of Margarette can be made to the charity of your choice.
Noland C. Stanley went to his heavenly home on— surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was 83 years young. Noland was born to the late John and Melissa Stanley of Clintwood, VA on April 10, 1936.
He attended Berea College where he met and married his lifelong love, the late Inez (Miller) Stanley. Noland’s education continued for many years, ultimately receiving two Masters degrees. Noland’s career was with the USGS as a Surveyor for 36 years. His career required extensive travel allowing him to live in and travel through 48 of the 50 states (of which he had plans for visiting Alaska “49th” the week of his illness). He really enjoyed telling his family and friends of the adventures he experienced during that time and he was very proud to have done that work.
After retirement he became very active in his church, Clear Creek Baptist, his involvement with his church kept him very active and on pace with much younger men. Becoming a Deacon in the church was also something he was very proud of. He set out on a daily basis to be the best servant of God that he could be. He was a shining example for the Christian community and will be sorely missed by his family, church family and friends.
Noland is survived by a son Eugene (Lydia) Stanley of Mt. Vernon. Grandchildren, Travis (Leah) Stanley of Berea, Kayla Stanley of London, and Nathan Davis of Mt. Vernon, a great granddaughter, Raelynn Brooke Stanley of Berea, a brother Shirley “Lee” Stanley (Gloria) of New Mexico and a host of nieces and nephews.
Noland was preceded in death by his parents, John and Melissa Stanley of Dickenson County, VA, his wife Inez Stanley of Berea, KY; and five brothers, Archie Stanley of Ohio, Ferrell Stanley of Flint, MI, JC Stanley of Dickenson County, VA, Benny Stanley of Dickenson County, VA, and Gordon Stanley of Dickenson County, VA.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Monday July 15, 2019 at Clear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. William Long and Rev. James Kelly officiating. Visitation will be Sunday July 14, 2019 from 6-9 pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea.
Pallbearers will be Travis Stanley, Kayla Stanley, Jackie Miller, Carlos Stanley, Ralph Stanley, and Larry Stanley. Honorary bearers will be Lee Stanley, Bill Sexton, Kenny Queener, James Cope, Larry “Eagle” Baber, and his Clear Creek Baptist Church family.
Ronald James Keene, age 64 of Berea, passed away suddenly at Baptist Health in Richmond on Monday, July 8, 2019. Ronald was born in Danville, Kentucky to the late Silas and Allene Cain Keene.
He had been employed as a truck driver with Schneider Trucking and was of the holiness faith.
Ronald was survived by two children, Peyton Keene and Jessica Keene Lee; four siblings, Sarah Powell, Anna Madison, Patsy Isaacs, and Pat Johnson; four grandchildren, Brooklyn, Slade, Rylan, and Kyrah Houk; and close friend, Charlotte Keathley.
Memorial services will be 5 pm, Friday, July 12, 2019 at Lakes Funeral Home with Bro. Charlie Wilson officiating. Family will receive friends from 3-5pm on Friday.
Duane Edward Bratcher, 53, of Berea, died suddenly Sunday, July 7, 2019 at his home. Born September 9, 1965 in Berea, son to Ronnie and the late Freda Robinson Bratcher,.
He was a construction worker and accomplished landscaper and member of the Baptist faith. Duane was an authority on all sports, a huge fan and member of the KISS Nation and major memorabilia collector. He was known by everyone in the community for his bright yellow Hummer and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Duane is survived by his father Ronnie Bratcher; special aunt and uncle, Shirley Hammonds (Ron Mason); Aunts Wanda Mosier, Donna Himes (Cecil); cousins Marla, Michelle and Chad Hammonds, Rodney, Anthony, Steven and Jason Himes, Rebecca Wilmont, Virginia Abbott, Bobby and Tom Mosier, as well as numerous relatives, friends and extended family.
In addition to his mother, Duane is preceded in death by paternal grandparents, C.M. & Katherine Bratcher; maternal grandparents, Raymond and Lillie Mae Robinson
Visitation is Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Reppert Funeral Home. Funeral Service is 1:00 PM, Thursday, July 11, 2019 at White Lick Baptist Church with acceptance of friends from 11:00 AM until time of service. Lonnie Reppert officiating. Burial in Cartersville Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Chad Hammonds, Brandon Long, Mike Hammonds, Anthony Himes, Bobby Mosier and Tom Mosier.
Linda Daphine “Wendy” Blasdell, 71 died suddenly on Sunday, July 7, 2019 in Lexington. A Berea native, born May 4, 1948, daughter of the late William Bradley Gabbard and the late Dorothy Caldwell.
Wife of 45 years to Jim Blasdell, together they fostered 199 children through their lives as a testimony to their love, compassion and kindness to children and each other.
Lately, Wendy was an office manager at Thrillsville Adventure Park at Natural Bridge in Slade, KY, attended the Church of Christ and was a graduate of Madison Central High School. So many people will miss her terribly.
Wendy is survived by her husband James “Jim” Blasdell; six children, Jason, Jonathon, Christopher Lee and Jordan Blasdell, Christien Camp (Brent) and Corian Anglin (Tim); siblings, Andrew Caldwell, Estill (Betty) Caldwell, Brenda Caldwell and Teresa Viohl (Mike); grandchildren, Cameron, Jaymi, Emma Lee and Peyton; great-grandchildren Addisyn and Jayden
In addition to her parents, Linda (Wendy) is predeceased by step-father Louis Caldwell.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation services are accorded with Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Lynn Bunger Scott, 57, wife of Robert Estill Scott, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 at her home. Lynn was born on August 26, 1961 in Richmond, KY to Ralph and Betty Webb Bunger.
She was a real estate secretary with Coldwell Banker-DeSloover Realty Company and a member of Journey Community Church.
In addition to her husband, Robert, and parents, Ralph and Betty, Lynn is survived by: one daughter, Kelli Lynn Scott (Matthew) Isaacs, of Charleston, SC; one sister, Carol (Lane) Taylor, of Richmond, KY; one grandson, Jackson Wylie Isaacs; six nieces and nephews, Kevin Scott, of Richmond, KY, Christy McKinley and Michael Scott, both of Mt. Vernon, KY, Anisha Neal and Phillip Taylor, both of Richmond, KY, and David Taylor, of Louisville, KY. She is also survived by four great-nieces and a great-nephew, Kelsey Clark, Hailey Clark, Candace Clark and Cameron Thomas.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Neal.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Journey Community Church, 1405 Barnes Mill Road, Richmond, KY, with Pastor Phill Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the church.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Scott, Michael Scott, David Taylor, Ray DeSloover, Dan Campbell, and Danny Damrell.
David Alan Cavaliere, 53, of Richmond, husband of Sherry Ann Gibson Cavaliere, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019 in Barboursville, West Virginia. He was born November 24, 1965 in Hoboken, New Jersey to the late Joseph and Rosemary Davis Cavaliere.
He was a salesman for the Kuriyama Corporation.
Other than his wife, Sherry, he is survived by two sons David Matthew Cavaliere and Johnathan Cavaliere, one daughter, grace Cavaliere and one brother Joseph Cavaliere.
No services are scheduled at this time
Hoshiko Sugiura Pittman Lucas, 82, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center. She was the widow of Robert Pittman and Thurman Lucas. She was born January 4, 1937 in Hirtuka, Japan.
Hoshiko was a homemaker and a member of Broadway Baptist Church in Richmond. She was well loved by her family and many friends.
Survivors include her son, James Pittman (Janeann) and their children, Bobbie, Jillian and Zoey; stepdaughters, Marcia Snook (Gary), Michelle McWhorter (Keith) and stepson, Alan Lucas (Dianna), and their children, Julie Eades (Adam), Courtney Perez (Vince), Jenna Snook, Keileigh McWhorter, Meaghan McWhorter, Cameron Lucas, Mikaela Trigger, Josiah Lucas, Cassidy Lucas and Alexis Lucas. She is also survived by several great-grandchildren.
Funeral service for Hoshiko will be held at 12:00 PM Monday, July 15, 2019 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Keith McWhorter and Dr. Malcolm Hester officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 10 AM until service time on Monday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Danny Freeman, Tommy Richardson, Adam Eades, Vince Perez, and Bryan McWhorter.
Savannah Marie Spurlock, of Richmond.
Savannah was born on February 5, 1996 in Richmond, KY. She was a loving mother, daughter, and friend. Savannah graduated from Madison Central High School in 2014 and had attended Eastern Kentucky University. Savannah worked throughout the restaurant industry and also loved life-guarding. Savannah was a bright spirit and her beautiful soul touched many lives.
Survivors include: her father, Cecil David Spurlock (Fiancee – Cheryl Lynn Wright); her mother, Ellen Spurlock; 4 sons, Noah Bleu Spurlock, Jace Kruz Smith, Zane Legend Spurlock, and Zuri Justice Spurlock; maternal grandparents, Bill and Carol Thoma; one sister Stephanie Rose Spurlock; uncles and aunts, Mark & Lisa Thoma, and Elaine & Fred Moore; her best friend and godmother of her children, Sabrina Speratos; loving friends, Olivia Speratos and Kala Hamblin; and Shaq Smith, father of Jace, Zane, and Zuri.
Savannah has gained her wings to be with her Nanny, Arlene Spurlock.
If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The AWARE FOUNDATION, Inc. or LostNMissing, Inc.
Visitation for Savannah will be from 5:00-9:00 pm on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Oldham, Roberts, and Powell Funeral Home.Funeral services and burial will be private.
Mrs. Lucy Ferguson Hammons, 99, the widow of Mr. Chester A. Hammons, Sr., passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the Kenwood Health and Rehab Center in Richmond. She was born on April 5, 1920, in Clay County, Kentucky, to the late Esther and Stella Clark Ferguson.
Mrs. Hammons was a member of the First Baptist Church where she was also part of the Bethany Sunday School class.
Survivors include: her children, Nancy Robertson, Chester A. Hammons, Jr. (Vickie), and Judy Luxon; one sister, Odell Ferguson Roberts; five grandchildren, Kelly Robertson Hoke (Michael), William T. “Robbie” Robertson II (Jeannettea Fahy), Chad Hammons (Kelley), Joshua Hammons and Jason Hammons (Stephanie); 13 great-grandchildren, Chaese Hammons, Coye Hammons, Dylan Hammons, Logan Hammons, Jaylee Hammons, Bryson Hammons, Joshua Hoke, Sarah Hoke (Andrew Anderson), Jonathan Hoke, Shawn Hoke and Christopher Hoke, William T. “Thomas” Robertson III and Alexandra “Lexi” Robertson ; three sister-in-laws, Nancy Carol Sowder, Mary Ferguson, and Ann Hammons; her cousins, Bob Metcalf, Jocelyn Wolf, and Joyce Ferguson Barker; her nieces, Paula Carol Denton (Russ), Katharyne Taylor (Stephen), Donna Roberts, and Brenda Ferguson; her nephews, Lee Hammons (Jeanne), H. Brent Barton (Cheryl) and Larry Barton (Jamee), Bill Ferguson, and Johnie Ferguson (Charlotte); as well as, a host of other extended family and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by: two brothers, Lucien Ferguson and Mendell Ferguson.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at the First Baptist Church, 425 Eastern Bypass, Richmond, with Rev. Bill Fort, Rev. Dr. Robert R. Blythe, and Bro. Scott Guiley officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Tuesday at the church. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond, is in charge of the arrangements.
Pallbearers will be: Robbie Robertson, Michael Hoke, Chad Hammons, Joshua Hammons, Jason Hammons, Chaese Hammons, Shawn Hoke, and Bobby Johns. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Hazel Blevins, Flora Johns, Carol Barnett and Laquetta Brandenburg, Larry Mitchell, William T. “Thomas” Robertson III, Jonathan Hoke, Joshua Hoke Christopher Hoke, Lee Hammons, Russell Denton, Ron Crowe, Dr. Linda Fagan, Deborah Westrich, Stephen Taylor, Greg Jones, Mary Anderson, Jane Parish, Debbie Secchio, Sue Chenault, Shirley Bortolon, Carolyn & Susan Gay Taylor, Peggy Rice, Paula Mauck, and Dianna Ackerman, the members of the Bethany Sunday School Class, Women Together for Christ and the Madison County Republican Women’s Club.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to: Anthony Parks, Pam & Roger Bartley, Bob & Barbara Lilly, Rev. Dr. Robert R. Blythe, Bro. Scott Guiley, Justin Woosley, the members of First Baptist Church, the staff at Kenwood Health & Rehab, and the staff at Wendy’s on the EKU Bypass.
Ryan Edward Carter, 36, of Richmond, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019. Ryan, the son of Glen Edward Carter and Lisa Hamilton Neal, was born in Madison County on September 16, 1982.
He was a Service Tech for CSC Heating & Air in Lancaster. He was very down to earth and had a deep love for his children. He also was a devoted UK basketball fan.
He is survived by his father: Glen Edward Carter and wife Marzella of Lancaster; his mother, Lisa Hamilton Neal and husband Billy of Richmond; three sons: Brendyn Edward Carter, Skylar Butcher and Haydin Carter; his daughter: Skyleigh Carter; one brother: Brett Edward Carter and wife Lora; his sister: Marlana Vaught and husband Kyle; his paternal grandmother: Evalena Gibson; his aunt: Priscila Mellott and husband Butch; close cousins: Dustin York and Melissa York and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ryan was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Millard Carter and his maternal grandparents: William Hamilton and Gloria Rumple.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:30 PM Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation begins at 10:30 AM at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Dustin York, Bryen York, John Jones, Tyler Martin, Kyle Vaught and Denver Coulter.
Mrs. Emma Chyrell Whicker Lakes, 69, the daughter of Irving Cummings Whicker, Sr. and Mae James Whicker, was born in Madison County on July 13, 1949 and went home to be with her parents Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Baptist Health – Lexington.
She was a Christian lady who dearly loved her family and enjoyed crafting. She also loved her little dog, Ginger. Chyrell is deeply loved and will be greatly missed. On December 16, 1967, Mrs. Lakes united in marriage to Walter Dale Lakes who survives.
Other survivors include her son: Rodrick Shane Lakes and wife Gina; her daughter: Robin Gambrel and husband Boyd, Jr., all of Richmond; one brother: Irving C. Whicker, Jr. and wife Faye and three grandchildren: Morgan Alexis Lakes, Trent Turner Lakes and Cadence Emma Nicole Gambrel.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lakes was preceded in death by one sister: Frances Rhodus.
The family has chosen private services. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Sallie Isabelle Mason, 91 of Orlando, passed from this life on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Stanford Care and Rehabilitation. She was born in Harrison, OH on November 19, 1927 the daughter of William Franklin and Mary Belle Moore Bond.
She had been a homemaker and was a member of Brush Creek Holiness Church.
She is survived by two sons: Lowell Keith Mason and wife Suzette of Guston, KY and Michael Dee Mason and wife Shelly of Orlando; three daughters: Brenda Kirby and husband Dillard of Lockland, OH, Judy Wyatt and husband Bill of Whitwell, TN, and Darlene King and husband Jerry of Cedar Bluff, AL; and two brothers, Lee Bond and wife Wanda, and Lloyd Bond. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and 11 great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Earl Mason; two sons: Garry Wayne Mason, Sr. and William Leon Mason, Sr.; a grandson, William Leon Mason, Jr.; a great-great granddaughter: Skylee Iris Allen; seven brothers: Ross, Leonard, Ira, Dee, Billy, Elmer, and Floyd Bond; and two sisters: Ada Robinson and Alene McGuire.
Visitation will be Wednesday July 10, 2019 at 6:00pm at Brush Creek Holiness Church. Funeral will take place on Thursday July 11, 2019 at 2:00pm at the church. Burial will follow at the Briarfield Cemetery.
Mr. Elmer Lee Chasteen, age 84, of Berea, died Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Landmark of Lancaster Nursing Home in Lancaster, KY. Elmer was born March 22, 1935 in Copper Creek, KY to the late John Chasteen and the late Ida Pingleton Chasteen.
He worked at Concrete Materials in Berea, and farmed. He enjoyed working with his animals, gardening, and was of the Holiness Faith.
Those left to celebrate his life are his daughters Denise Miller of Copper Creek, KY; Donna (Jerry) Gray of Copper Creek, KY; and a son-in-law, “Tubby” Leger of Berea, KY; grandchildren: Ronnie Miller, Tony Leger, Jessica Baker, Stacy Chasteen, and Jaime Gray; great-grandchildren: A.J. Miller, Mason Miller, Rylan Miller, Courtney Baker, Mason Tackett, Justin Cope, Autumn Cope, and Myla Leger; and his sister, Dorothy Chasteen of Berea, KY.
Besides his parents, his was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ruth Brock Chasteen; one daughter, Karen Leger; one son, Gary Lee Chasteen; and his son-in-law, Lonnie Miller; one grandchild Bobby Joe Miller; two brothers, Paul Chasteen and John Junior Chasteen; and one sister, Bertha Ellen Chasteen.
A graveside service for Mr. Elmer Lee Chasteen will be Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 4:00 pm at the Chasteen Family Cemetery in Garrard County with Donnie Pingleton officiating.
Thomas “Tommy” Durham, age 76, of Falling Branch in Waco, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond following a long illness. He was born September 1, 1942 in Estill County to the late John Durham and Mamie Turner Durham.
He was a retired small engine mechanic and was a member of the Pine Hill Baptist Church. He lived in Waco for the last 32 years.
He is survived by: His wife: Wanda Wells Sparks Durham 1 Daughter: Rhonda (Steve Armstrong) Durham – Georgia 2 Stepdaughters: Sharon (James) Stone – Lexington Andrea (Scott) Neal – Estill Co. 2 Stepsons: Frankie Sparks – Estill Co. Jeff (Kim) Sparks – Estill Co. 2 Sisters: Jeanette (Ernest) Stepp – Ohio Jewel Fox – Estill Co. 1 Brother: Dale (Devonda) Durham – Estill Co. 2 Grandchildren 9 Step Grandchildren 5 Great Grandchildren
He is preceded in death by 1 daughter, Melissa Durham; 1 son, Thomas Durham Jr.; 3 brothers, Fred Durham, Harold Durham, and Lavonne Durham.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, July 14, 2 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Wesley Miller and Bro. Jerry Rose. Burial will follow in the Durham Cemetery. Friends may call after 12 PM Sunday at the funeral home.
Lillian Bowles, age 93, of Bond Street in Irvine, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at the Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital following a long illness. She was born March 10, 1926 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Ollie and Mary Francis Babb Richardson.
She was a retired Westinghouse employee and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She lived in Estill County all her life.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard W. Bowles.
She is survived by: 1 Brother: Donald Lee (Phyllis) Richardson – Irvine Several Nieces and Nephews
She was preceded in death by 2 brothers; Arnold and Sherman Richardson and 3 sisters-in-law; Janet, Reva and Deloris Richardson.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 12, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Friday from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Funeral Home.
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