OBITUARIES JULY 14-21, 2019

Charles McKinney

Charles McKinney, age 70, passed widower of Barbara Sparks McKinney, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at his home. He was born December 20, 1948 in Jackson County, KY to the late Harlan and Nannie Anglin McKinney.

Charles was of the Holiness faith and enjoyed to four wheeling.

Other than his parents and wife he was preceded in death by one nephew, Robbie Sparks.

Charles is survived by his two sons; David (Brenda Mullins) McKinney of Berea, KY and Joe (Angie) McKinney of Richmond, KY. Six siblings; Dennis (Ethel) McKinney, Marilyn (Doug) Powell, Carolyn Harrison, Nancy Sparks, Rosie (Bobby) Callahan, and Eugene (Christie) McKinney all of Berea. Also surviving are three grandchildren; Jordan McKinney, Alex McKinney, and Mason Charles McKinney.

Graveside services will be 12 Noon Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the Sinking Valley Cemetery in Jackson County. Davis & Powell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Darlene Deatherage

Darlene Deatherage age 64, passed away July 17, 2019 at St Joseph Hospital in Lexington KY. Darlene was born in Rockcastle County to the late Burgess and Nellie Jones King.

She had worked at Mt Vernon Plastics and had been a homemaker for the last 20 years.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings Geraldine Thomas and Easter Layoff.

Darlene is survived by her husband of 37 years Rodney Deatherage, her children Dianah King and Ricky Jud Kirby, her siblings Carol Russell, Vicky Lavely, Nora King, Ray King, Randall King, and Jim King, and her granddaughter Lexis Kirby.

Visitation will be Saturday July 20, 2019 from 10 am – 12 noon at Lakes Funeral Home Berea, burial services will be private.

Myron Kim Durbin

Myron Kim Durbin, age 55, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at St. Joe East Hospital, after a short illness of aggressive lung cancer. Born at Berea Hospital to Stanley Durbin and Wanda Little,

Myron was employed by Near New Auto for over 25 years.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 17, 2019 at 12 PM. Visitation will be from 10 AM to 12 PM at Lakes Funeral Home Berea. A private family burial will follow.

Pall Bears will be Jeff Brumagen, Ricky (Harley) Brumagen, Billy Bowman, Ron Whitamore, Rick Powell, Johnathon Durbin, Achie Powell.

Patricia Ann “Patti” Rayburn, 73, formerly of Owensboro, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 at The Willows at Citation in Lexington, Kentucky. Patti was born May 7, 1946, in Owensboro, KY to the late Dr. Mac and Virginia Katherine (Wilson) Rayburn. 

She was a retired Director of the Owensboro Housing Authority and was the recipient of multiple awards for her work there and her community service, including the Athena Award and other awards from the NAACP.  Patti was an animal lover and faithfully supported the Humane Society.  She was also an advocate for the Boys & Girls Club of Owensboro and supported their cause faithfully.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her only child, Kelli Ann Fisher Smoot, and two brothers, Joe and Johnny Rayburn.

Survivors include two granddaughters, Savannah Khristian Smoot of Cincinnati and Sydney Katherine Smoot of Lexington; her son-in-law, Byron Wayne Smoot of Richmond; one brother, Robert “Bobby” of Lafayette, LA; and two nieces, Sara and Kayti Rayburn.

Graveside service for Patti Rayburn will be held at 1:00 PM Wed, July 24, 2019, at the Richmond Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held later in Owensboro and details will be published later. Arrangements are under the direction of Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40504

Danny Lyman Fuehrer, 75, of Richmond, passed away early Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Baptist Health – Lexington hospice care center. Born in Osgood, Indiana, September 27, 1943, he was the son of the late Paul and Nora Hankins Fuehrer. 

Danny was a retired IBM service technician in Indiana and Kentucky.  He enjoyed volunteering as a “handy man” to repair things at the Victory Baptist Church in Sevierville, TN and at Anchor Baptist Church in Richmond, KY, where he was a member.  Danny enjoyed gardening and loved to have a large garden to tend each year, and enjoyed going to land and estate auctions. He especially enjoyed introducing his granddaughter to “ancient technology”.

Survivors include his loving wife, Helen Yeager Fuehrer, their son, Aaron Fuehrer and daughter-in-law, Roberta, all of Richmond; his granddaughter, Robin Fuehrer of Richmond; one brother, Reece Fuehrer of Danville, Indiana and one sister, Linda Henderson of Brazil, Indiana.

Funeral service for Danny Fuehrer will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, July 22, 2019 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Bro. Paul Sowders officiating.  Entombment will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 11AM until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Missions Work at Anchor Baptist Church, P O Box 1794, Richmond, KY 40475.

Mary Vincent Day Welch of Lexington, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Mary was born October 12, 1935 in Richmond, KY to the late Fred and Eugenia Elder Day.

She retired from Fayette County Health Department and was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church.

Mary is survived by two daughters; Debbie (Byron) Durham of Crab Orchard, KY and Linda Jahn of Fountain Hills, AZ, one sister Joanne Hippo of St. Petersburg, FL, seven grandchildren; Christopher (Brenda) Smith; Karen McCoy; Promise (Les) Griffin; Brittney Martin; Tiara (Jumaane) Smith; Joshua Jahn and Lauren (Patrick) O’Brien, as well as 12 great grandchildren.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother Fred E. Day.

A celebration of life, will be held Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

Deborah Combs

Deborah “Debbie” King Combs, 61, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Debbie was born on April 23, 1958 in Richmond and was the daughter of Frank and Lorene Evans King, both of whom preceded her in death.

Debbie was raised by her loving Aunt Susie Frances Walls King “Mammie”.  Debbie was a self-employed business woman and a former Clerk in Madison County.    She enjoyed painting, gardening, talking on the phone and spending time with family and friends.  She was a very spiritual person, loving Mother, Wife and Nana who enjoyed listening to nature and believed in paying it forward.

Survivors include: her husband, Gary Glendon Combs; two daughters, Anna Marie Lynch (John), of Lexington, and Bobbi Gayle Young-Jenkins (Justin), of Berea; grandchildren, Shelby Leanne Lynch, Garad Scott Young, Chloe Marie Lynch and Jaycee Gail Jenkins; brothers, Ronnie King, Gary King, Charlie King, Jeff King, Greg King, Frankie King and Steve King; sisters, Susan Cole, Linda Farley, Kathy Lyons and Penny Isaacs; In addition to her parents Debbie was preceded in death by brothers; William King, Everett King, Darrell King, Danny King, Jerry King and Joe King along with a sister, Loretta Agee.

Services for Debbie will be at 11:00AM Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Frank Foster officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.  Visitation for Mrs. Combs will be from 4:00-9:00PM Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie King Jr., Jason King, Brad King, Skylar King, Gabriel King, Gregory King and Matt Holbert. Honorary pallbearers will be Lisa King, Diane Combs, Marilyn Dennis, Vikki Jordan, Faye Winkler and Kathy Combs.

Dolores “Dodie” Taishoff, drifted peacefully into the loving presence of her Lord and Maker on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Born the first of seven children to the late Agatha and Hayward Daugherty, Vine Grove, KY on July 27, 1944.

She was the matriarch of the Taishoff-Daughtery families. She met her husband 54 years ago in Fort Knox, KY, and married 52 years ago.

Dodie is survived by her adoring husband, Ken Taishoff, two daughters, Tara Taishoff Tipton, Richmond, KY, and Tracy Taishoff Brown, Frisco, TX, “Nana” to four grandchildren, Braxton and Bailey Brown, and Karlie and Kenley Tipton, “Dodo” to five living siblings and eight living brothers and sisters-in-law, “Aunt Dodo” to fifteen nieces and nephews and “Mom” to her twin daughters, who were her best friends and who idolized and cherished her, her friends and professionals in her former management position in the beauty shop business.

She was known to all to be as flawless and caring as any human being could be.  Her spontaneous and unconditional love focused on family, friends, and the thousands of acquaintances who passed through her life.  There were no strangers in her life, and she went out of her way to defend the faults of others, “Just having a bad day,” she would say.  She led and guided her families when leadership, wisdom and common sense were necessary, and in acknowledging those incredible and innate skills, they willingly and obediently followed.

She requested a small, intimate graveside service with the family at the Richmond Cemetery followed by a family respite at the University Club at Arlington.  Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of services.

In lieu of flowers, the families request that donations be made in her name to the various Cancer Research Centers and Hospices of your choice.

The families wish to thank and extend their gratitude to all those who provided comfort, solace, prayer and support.  And most of all, her families request that everyone not remember her death, but, rather, always remember and cherish her full and loving life. 

Gabriel James Cormney

Gabriel James Cormney, 28, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the home of his aunt in Somerset, KY. Gabe was born on May 24, 1991 in Bowling Green, KY and was the son of Doctors Ben and Rhonda Cormney.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, James and Maxie Holloway, paternal grandparents, Huston and Alline Cormney, uncle, Laney Cormney, and two cousins, Greg Bushong and Ryan Cormney.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Kyle Cormney of Washington, DC and his twin sister, Regan Cormney, of Birmingham, AL, his nephew, Brody McCallum, Birmingham, his aunt, Wanda Mabry, of Somerset, and uncle, Jimmie (Janet) Holloway, Glasgow, KY, cousins, Wesley and Cameron Holloway, Glasgow, KY.

Gabe was a 2010 graduate of Model High School where he played basketball and ran track.  He attended Western Kentucky University and First Christian Church of Richmond.  He worked as an apartment manager and was enrolled in the Somerset Community College electrical lineman program.

Gabe was very outgoing and never met a stranger.  He was kind-hearted and fiercely loyal to his friends.  He loved kids and once worked in a daycare.  He was smart, witty and fun to be around.  He was very generous and would give you the shirt off his back, if he thought you needed it.

Gabe was an avid UK fan and loved going to the football and basketball games.  He enjoyed pick-up basketball and weight training, but especially spending time with his family and friends.

“There are some that bring a light so great to the world that even after they are gone their light still remains”.

Funeral service for Gabriel Cormney will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, July 19, 2019 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Condrey officiating.  Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10 AM until service time on Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Larry Cormney, Alan Cormney, Cameron Holloway, Wesley Holloway, Ben Cormney, and Kyle Cormney.

Memorial donations can be made to Shriners Hospital, 3206   110 Conn Terrace, Lexington, KY 40508 or First Christian Church, PO Box 216, Richmond, KY 40476.

James Lakes

Mr. James Lakes, 91, of Richmond, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 at Baptist Health – Richmond. Mr. Lakes, the son of the late John Lakes and Rosella Powell Lakes, was born in Jackson County on April 3, 1928.

He was a farmer and especially enjoyed working in tobacco. He dearly loved his children and all of his grandchildren. Jim was “The Mayor of Duncannon” and neighbors were always pleased to see him wave as he sat on the front porch.

He united in marriage to Mary Katherine Hisle Lakes who preceded him in death.

Survivors include: his son: Jerry Keith (& Pam) Lakes of Berea; two brothers: John S. (& Nancy) Lakes and Robert (& Lou) Lakes; two sisters: Edith Richardson and Sue Miracle; five grandchildren: Jeff (& Rebecca) Oliver, John (& Misti) Oliver, Kevin Hines (& Tina Pennington,) Libby (& Chester) Powell and Heather Lakes; nine great grandchildren: Justin Oliver, Blake Oliver, Katelyn Hines, Max Allen Hines, Kira Damrell, Kassie Damrell, Anna Tingle, Wesley Tingle and Joe Tingle; two great great-grandchildren: Jayden Reece Wheeler and Nora Grace Bonnett; a son-in-law: Bobby Walden and two sisters-in-law: Eva and Ruth Ann.

In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Lakes was also preceded in death by his daughter: Beulah Faye Walden; three brothers: Roy, Arthur and Tim and four sisters: Betty Lou, Catherine, Eva Lou and Mayme.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 AM Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Closterman officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 9:00 PM Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Lakes, Gary Hisle, Paul Thomas, Chan Combs, Johnny Lakes, Glen Thomas, Terry Gortney and Lee Smith.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Chandler Combs, Bobby Combs, Keith Davidson, David VanWinkle, Blake Oliver, Justin Oliver, Brent Moore, Fred Davis and Bobby Walden.

Lois Agee

Lois Pauline Gabbard Agee, 87, of Richmond, widow of Sam Agee, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in the Hospice Compassionate Care Center. She was born in Owsley County, on January 7, 1932, the daughter of the late Paul and Lula Wilson Gabbard.

She was a graduate of Berea High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University. She was a former employee of Lerman Bros. for sixteen years, Begley Drug Billing Department for nineteen years, and J.C. Penney’s for six years before retiring. She was a former Ladies Auxillary Volunteer for Pattie A. Clay Hospital for several years working in the Gift Shop. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Bethany/Gleaners Bible Class.

Survivors include one son, Sammy (Georgianna) Agee of Richmond; two granddaughters, Shana Leigh Agee of Whitesburg and Stacy Lynn (Jason) Hazelwood of Richmond and two brothers-in-law, Charles Long of Booneville and Bob Marcum of Lexington.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of fifty-four years, Sam Agee; one brother, Howard Gabbard, six sisters, Edith Lucas, Ruth Long, Elva Marcum, Martha Rose Campbell, Faye Faris, and Annette Hurley.

Funeral Service will be conducted at 1:00 PM Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral with Rev. Bill Fort and Rev. Sam Newman officiating and singing by Mrs. Kelly McBride.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charles Edwin Long, Tommy Marcum, Larry Joe Campbell, Edwin Agee, Larry Wayne Agee, Benny Roop, Ronnie Murphy, and Jason Hazelwood. Honorary Pallbearers will be Charles Long, Bob Marcum, Dianna Ackerman, and the members of the Bethany/Gleaners Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church.

Hazel Fredrick

Mrs. Hazel Ashcraft Fredrick, 68, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the UofL Hospital in Louisville. She was born in Madison County on January 17, 1951 to the late Flemmon and Mattie Isaacs Ashcraft.

Hazel was a Registered Nurse and worked at several area nursing homes and hospitals.

Survivors include: her husband, James Fredrick; her children: Trina Fredrick, Bruce Fredrick (Robin), Stacy Hopkins (Aaron), Treshia Anglin (Billy “Blue”), and Leshia Gill (Ray Davidson), Wayne Fredrick (Candy), Matthew Clark, and Rose Conner (John Moore); one brother, Charlie Ashcraft (Annie); one sister, Loutricia Stargel (Jarvis); 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of other family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Tommy Clark.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday, July 19, 2019, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, with Bro. Butch Pennington officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM on Thursday at the funeral home.

Thelma Lee Casey

Thelma Lee Brock Casey, 86, passed away July 13th, in Frankfort. She was a native of Madison County, a daughter of the late McKinley and Mary Thomas Brock.

She was preceded in death by her brothers William and Kenneth Brock; her sister Mary Rodgers.

Survivors include her children Richard Casey, Tracy Casey, Terry Casey, Kathleen Taylor, Connie Ratliff, and Melissa Miller; her sister Betty Brock; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be July 18, 2019 from 11;00 AM till 2:00 PM at Heritage Funeral Home in Richmond. Funeral service will follow the visitation at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at the Flatewoods Cemetery.

Judy Owens

Ms. Judy Zella Owens, age 57, of Brodhead, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019, at her home. Judy was born on April 17, 1962 in Orlando, KY to the late Hubert Owens and Cynthia Cameron Culton. 

She farmed, enjoyed fishing and hunting deer and turkey and was of the Holiness Faith. 

Those left to celebrate her life are her mother, Cynthia (David) Culton of Orlando, KY; two children:  Cindy Ruth (John) Griffith of Mt. Vernon, KY and Lewis Dale (Adrienne) Cotton of Mt. Vernon, KY; three grandchildren:  Dylan Griffith, Jaiden Cotton and Katie Day; one brother:  Daniel Owens of Mt. Vernon, KY; and four sisters:  Carolyn Easton of Mt. Vernon, KY, Roxie Marion (Roger) Rowe of Brodhead, KY; Charlotte Ruth McKinney of Richmond, KY, and Dianna Gale French of Richmond, KY; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors.

Besides her father, she was preceded in death by one brother:  Trenton Owens, and her fiancé:  Vernon Alcorn.

Services for Ms. Judy Zella Owens will be Sunday, July 21, 2019 at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals in Brodhead, KY.  Visitation will be from 11am to 2pm, followed by the  funeral service at 2 pm, with Bro. Buford Parkerson officiating.  Burial will follow at the Laswell Cemetery.

Pall bearers will be:  Kevin Scott, Nathaniel Powell, Jeff Owens, Shane Rowe, Chris Powell, and Buster Rowe. 

Shirley Mae Crowe, age 72, of Henry White Road in Irvine, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019, at the Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital following a short illness. She was born February 1, 1947 in Madison County and was the daughter of the late Jack and Paggie Mayse Whitted.

She was a homemaker and attended the New Vision Full Gospel Church. She had lived in Estill County all her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Crowe.

She is survived by: 1 Daughter: Ronda (Junior) Durham – Irvine 1 Son: Jack (Penny) Crowe – Lexington 2 Step-Children: Liz (Alfred) Crouch – Irvine Tommy Crowe – Berea 1 Sister: Wanda Davis – Irvine 12 Grandchildren 5 Great Grandchildren

She was preceded in death by 1 son, Steven Crowe, 1 sister, Linda Charlton and 1 brother, Wallace Whitted.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 17, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Buford Powell. Burial will be at the South Irvine Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 AM to 1 PM Wednesday at the Funeral Home.

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