OBITUARIES JULY 21-28, 2019

Kathleen Lunsford

Kathleen “Granny” Lunsford, 90, of Berea, passed away at Berea Health Care on Friday, July 26, 2019. Kathleen was born in Jackson County, Kentucky to the late Elijah and Allie Wilson Reece.

She had been a manager for Dairy Queen and member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Elzie Lunsford; two infant sons, Lonnie and Marvin Lunsford; one son and his wife, Jerry and Laura Lunsford; five siblings, Sherman Reece, Clarence Reece, Clyde Reece, Freda Lainhart, and Marilyn Smith.

She is survived by her children, Wayne (Lorna) Lunsford, Ralph Noonie (Teresa) Lunsford, Kay (Roy) Himes, and Doug (Pam) Lunsford; 17 grandchildren, Tina Lunsford Hammonds, Doug (Pearl) Himes, Kim Banks, Kathy (Joey) Bryant, Kim Lunsford (Sean) Clark, Elijah Lunsford, Ashley Lunsford (Steven) McKinney, Tonya Lunsford, Sonya Lunsford (Adam) Hensley, Becky Lunsford (Mike) McNabb, Don (Ashley) Parker, Kris (Amanda) Isaacs, Jason (Angie) Himes, Joshua Himes, Brittnay Lunsford (Matt) Stevenson, Jared Lunsford, and Lincoln Lunsford; 27 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and one brother Jay Reece.

Funeral services will be 1pm Monday, July 29, 2019 at Lighthouse Baptist Church with Bro. Roy Himes, Bro. Kris Isaacs, and Bro. Jeff Himes officiating. Burial will follow at Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6-9 pm at Lighthouse Baptist Church on Gabbardtown Road in Berea.

Active pallbearers will be Jason Himes, Joshua Himes, Lincoln Lunsford, Jared Lunsford, Elijah Lunsford, Zachary Bryant, Don Parker, and Mike McNabb. Honorary bearers will be Mayme Gregory, Yvonne Payne, and the Lighthouse Ladies Fellowship.

Katie Sue Harris age 53, wife of Brian Harris of Richmond, passed away Friday July 26, 2019 at the Bluegrass Hospice Center in Lexington, KY. Katie was born in Hyden, KY to Margaret Curry Jackson and the late Cova Jackson.

She was retired from Berea College CDL where worked preparing food for the children. Kathie was also preceded in death by her brother Burley Jackson.

Katie is survived by her husband Brian Harris, her son Ryan (Christine) Harris, her brother Sidney (Jenny) Jackson, and her sisters: Jane (James) Fee, Edna (Johnny) Miniard, Minnie (Dwayne) Kelley, and Molly (Tracy) Farmer, and her grandson Matthew Keith Harris.

Funeral services will be Tuesday July 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Rev. Arthur Hunt officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson Family Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday at the Funeral Home from 11 am – 1:00 pm.

Katie Sue Harris age 53, wife of Brian Harris of Richmond, passed away Friday July 26, 2019 at the Bluegrass Hospice Center in Lexington, KY. Katie was born in Hyden, KY to Margaret Curry Jackson and the late Cova Jackson.

She was retired from Berea College CDL where worked preparing food for the children.

Kathie was also preceded in death by her brother Burley Jackson.

Katie is survived by her husband Brian Harris, her son Ryan (Christine) Harris, her brother Sidney (Jenny) Jackson, and her sisters: Jane (James) Fee, Edna (Johnny) Miniard, Minnie (Dwayne) Kelley, and Molly (Tracy) Farmer, and her grandson Matthew Keith Harris.

Funeral services will be Tuesday July 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Rev. Arthur Hunt officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson Family Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday at the Funeral Home from 11 am – 1:00 pm.

Patricia Brunner

Patricia Parker Brunner died peacefully on July 26, 2019 at her home in Berea, Kentucky, where she was receiving hospice care. Patricia was born to Earl and Mildred Parker on January 10, 1934, and was raised in Brevard, North Carolina.

In 1956, Patricia graduated from Berea College with a Bachelors degree in Biology. She received her Master of Divinity from Lexington Theological Seminary in 1982. She served as a youth director at Berea Baptist Church, and Director of the Baptist Student Union at Berea College. She served on mission trips to East Saint Louis, Missouri; Atlanta, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; and Hawaii. She served as a missionary overseas in Israel, Brazil, Argentina, and Zimbabwe. She was ordained as a deacon of Berea Baptist Church in 1984 and ordained as a minister in 1993.

Patricia is survived by her husband of 62 years, Warren Brunner; daughters Scharme Price (Gary), Gwen Hensley (Martin) and Kara Brunner; two brothers Keith Parker (Jonlyn) and Carroll Parker (Kae); grandchildren Gerald Price (Liz Koschoreck), Lydia Kitts (Justin), Charlsa Hensley, and Wendy Price; great-grandchildren Weston and Lavinia Kitts; devoted niece Donna Alexander; caretaker Ronny Hoover; and extended family.

Patricia had a talent for drawing out beauty from neglected plants, scraps of cloth, stubborn offspring, and struggling students.

A celebration of life service will be held 11:00AM Saturday August 31, 2019 at Berea Baptist Church with Pastor Kevin Slemp officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation will be 9:00AM until service time at the church. Arrangements will be handled by Davis and Powell Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Patricia Brunner Mission Fund at Berea Baptist Church 310 Chestnut Street Berea, KY 40403, Hospice Care Plus of Berea 208 Kidd Dr. Berea, KY 40403, or the Transverse Myelitis Association, (https://myelitis.org/donate/).

Frances Vaughn

Frances Damrell Vaughn, 85, died Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Fountain Circle and Rehab Center in Winchester. She was a Berea native born October 7, 1933, daughter of the late Nelson Damrell and the late Lula Poynter Northern.

She was a retired restaurant hostess with Cracker Barrel and attended Fairview Baptist Church. Frances was a seamstress who liked fashion and enjoyed cooking and gardening. Her hobbies included dancing and bingo. She had been a resident of Berea for the past 25 years, moving here from Texas.

Survivors include 5 children, Jimmy Vaughn, Mitzi Richmond, Jeannie Taylor, Ammy Trone, Patricia Knuckles (Ricky); 10 grandchildren, LaDonna, Marla, Candace, Brien, Chasity, Melissa, Joseph, Codie, Angie, Brad; 19 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Vaughn; 2 sons, Robbie Vaughn, Charles Vaughn; 2 grandchildren, James Vaughn, Jr., Crystal Gabbard; 1 great grandchild, Korrin Parsons; and 4 siblings.

Funeral Service 2:00 PM, Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Reppert Funeral Home with Lonnie Reppert officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Rockcastle County. Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 PM Saturday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Knuckles, Codie Trone, Cameron Vaughn, Ricky Knuckles, Robert Pearson, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Brien West, Brad Taylor.

Carolyn Jean Calico

Carolyn Jean Kuhlman Calico, 92, formerly of Paint Lick, , the widow of George W. Calico, Jr., passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Cedar Ridge Health Campus in Cynthiana, Kentucky. She was born at Paint Lick, Kentucky on April 11, 1927, to the late John W. and Sally Ann Ralston Kuhlman. 

Mrs. Calico was a 1949 graduate of Georgetown College, she was a devoted Wife and Mother and a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky.

Survivors include two daughters, Sally Calico Oldson (Steve) of Louisville and Martha Calico Short (Barry) of Cynthiana; two sons, George W. Calico, III (Susan) of Sellersburg, Indiana and John M. Calico (Marla) of Marietta, Georgia, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 p.m.  Friday, July 26, 2019 at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Pastor Bruce Templeton officiating.  Burial will follow at the Manse Cemetery in Paint Lick, Kentucky.Visitation will be from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Friday at the Funeral Home.

In addition to flowers, donations can be made to Bluegrass Care Navigators/Hospice at 2312 Alexandria Drive Lexington, Kentucky 40504

Patricia Ann Rayburn

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 from 4-6 PM (CDT) Friday, July 26, 2019 at The Girls Inc., 2130-G East 19th Street (in Rolling Heights), Owensboro, KY 42303.  Bright colored clothing is suggested for this casual but beautiful Celebration of Life service.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40504 or the Boys & Girls Club of Owensboro.

Arrangements are under the direction of Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, Richmond, Kentucky.

Frank Gregory Ray

Frank Gregory Ray, 56, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Compassionate Care Center. Greg, the son of Gordon Mason Ray and Charlotte Faye King Ray, was born in Madison County on December 12, 1962.

He was a self employed drywall contractor. He loved history, cooking out and watching UK basketball. He was especially fond of his grandchildren. On October 31, 1981, Greg united in marriage to Terry McKinney Ray who survives.

Other survivors include his mother: Faye King Ray; one son: Frank Gregory “Frankie” Ray, Jr. and wife Diana; daughter: Amanda Young and husband Jeremy all of Richmond; his sister: Lisa Ann Hall; three grandchildren: Shylah Snyder, Adalyn Young and Jordan Russell Ray; his mother-in-law: Marie McKinney and several aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces.

In addition to his father, Greg was preceded in death by his brother, Gordon Russell “Rocky” Ray.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Monday, July 29, 2019, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Bruce Alcorn and Bro. Anthony Cruse officiating. Burial will follow in the McKinney Cemetery in Doylesville. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM Monday.

Pallbearers will be Frankie Ray, Jeremy Young, Ira Lainhart, Gene Mason, Cleo Winchester and Charlie Sullivan. Honorary Pallbearers Tim Bush, Anthony Bush, Earnest Curtis, Glen Curtis, Johnny Ray and Jordan Ray.

Vickie Sue Barnes

Mrs. Vickie Sue Renner Barnes, age 67 of Mt. Vernon, passed away Friday, July 26, 2019 at Baptist Hospital in Lexington, after a brief illness. Vickie was born on December 15, 1951 in Berea, Ky; a daughter of the late Arlie Lee Renner, Sr. and the late Dorothy Mae Morris Renner. 

On July 19, 1969, she was united in marriage to Joe Edd Barnes and they enjoyed 50 years together. Vickie was a faithful member of Maretburg Baptist Church, a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She found great joy in cooking, watching QVC, embroidery, gardening and her grandchildren.

Those left to celebrate her life are her husband of 50 years, Joe Edd Barnes of Mt. Vernon, Ky; Two daughters: Kimberly Jo (Dewayne) Richards of Berea, Ky; and Dana Lynne Payne of Brodhead, Ky. Four grandchildren: Tyler Barnes Mobley, Thea Grace Richards, Gunnar Joseph Richards and Corbynne Brook Ingram. One great grandchild: Bentley Ross Mobley; One brother: Arlie Lee (Patty) Renner, Jr. of Mt. Vernon, Ky; Two sisters: Judy Ann Baker of Harrodsburg, Ky; and Sheila Joyce (Garry) Hurst of Brodhead, Ky. As well as a host of nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society-Hope  Lodge, 1500 College Way, Lexington, KY  40502.

Visitation will be Sunday July 28, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Marvin E Owens Home for Funeral Services. Funeral will follow the visitation at 3:00 PM.

Glenna Kay Mink

Glenna Kay Chasteen Mink, age 62, of Mt. Vernon, departed this life on Thursday, July 25, 2019,  after a long illness surrounded by her family and loved ones.

She was a member of Berea Gospel Tabernacle in Berea. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many people.

She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, J.D. Mink; a daughter Tracy Stewart (Jason); a son: James Mink, Jr; five grandchildren: Kendra Hensley, Riley Stewart, Sierra Griffin, Haley Mink and Brook Mink, all of Mt. Vernon; two great grandchildren; her parents: James and Juanita Chasteen of Mt. Vernon; brothers: Wesley Chasteen (Angie) of Berea, KY, Marvin Chasteen (Jennifer) of Houston, TX, and Denzil Chasteen of Mt. Vernon; as well as a host of nieces nephews, friends and neighbors.

She was preceded in death by a brother Timothy (Timmy) Chasteen.

Services for Glenna will be officiated by her pastor Ralph Chasteen and will be held at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals. Visitation will be Sunday, July 28, 2019, from 6-9pm. Funeral will be Monday, July 29, 2019, at 1pm. Burial will follow in Maretburg Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Wesley and Marvin Chasteen, Danny Renner, and Marvin, Greg and M.B. Mink. Honorary casket bearers are Jason Stewart, Jordan Chasteen, Mary Calhoun, and Denzil Chasteen.

In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made to the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals.

Family will be accepting food at Berea Gospel Tabernacle starting on Monday at 10:30, for a fellowship meal after the service.

Doris L. Mullins

Doris L. Mullins, 75, of Lancaster, Kentucky passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, Kentucky. Born on November 3, 1943 in Highland, Kentucky to the late Wallace Deward Mullins and Maud McGuffey Mullins.

She was a homemaker for most of her life while also working in insurance for a portion of her life. She attended Mt. Moriah Christian Church in Highland, Kentucky in her early childhood and attended Fairview Baptist Church in Highland, Ky later in her life. 

Survivors include four sons, Elmer L. Sparks (Terry) of Casey County, Kentucky, James P. Sparks (Karen) of Lancaster, KY, Timothy W. Sparks of Nicholasville, KY, Tommy Sparks (Misty) of Mt. Sterling, KY; one daughter, Selene Sparks of Berea, Kentucky; thirteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey D. Sparks; four brothers, Hobert Mullins, Harold Mullins, William “Bill” Mullins and Paul Mullins; and four sisters, Carrie Burnell, Elizabeth Mullins, Mary Ann Mullins and Hazel Mullins.

A one day service has been scheduled for Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Mt. Moriah Christian Church in Highland, Kentucky. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Christian Church. Funeral service will begin on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Highland, Kentucky.

Pallbearers  are Thomas Sparks, Timothy Sparks, Thomas Sparks, Jr., David Sparks, Matt Canada, Warren Phillips, Jesse Coers and James P. Sparks. Honorary Pallbearers are Elmer Sparks, Jr. and James W. Sparks.

Linda Kay Hall, age 74, of Red Lick Road in Irvine, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019, at the Compassionate Care Center following a short illness. She was born January 26, 1945 in Madison County and was the daughter of the late J.W. “Bill” and Eunice Johnson Bybee.

She was retired from the Estill County School System and was a member of the South Irvine Christian Church. She had lived in Estill County all her life.

She is survived by: Her husband: Donald Clay Hall 1 Son: Jeffrey Clay (Cynthia) Hall – Madison Co. 1 Grandchild: Jeremy Clay Hall

She was preceded in death by her brother, Tony Bybee.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 27, 11 AM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Mike Chism. Burial will be at the Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Friday at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Hospice Care Plus Compassionate Care Center in Richmond or to the South Irvine Christian Church

Betty Jean Sheets

Betty Jean (Combs) Sheets was born June 26, 1943 in Jackson County and departed this life Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, being 76 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Alson & Millie (Lainhart) Combs.

Betty is survived by two children, Samantha Jean Sheets of Lexington and Walter G. (Kimberly) Sheets of Versailles. She is also survived by the following siblings, Paul (Susan) Combs of Lexington, Joann (Chesley) Clemons, and Freda (Bill) Hafley of Richmond and sister in law, Sharon Combs. She was blessed with two grandchildren, Morgan Sheets and Bryce Sheets.

In addition to her parents, Betty was also preceded in death by two brothers, Oliver Wendell Combs and Harvey Nolan Combs and by a sister, Sylvia Gentry and a brother in law J.T. Gentry.

Funeral service 1:00 PM Monday, July 29, 2019 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Paul Pearson officiating. Burial to follow in the Combs & Gentry Cemetery.

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