Irene Mae Anderson

Irene Mae Horton Anderson, 88, widow of James A. Anderson, Sr. died Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Diversicare of Nicholasville. She was born in Bryantsville, Kentucky on May 30, 1931 to the late John Horton and Bessie Alcorn Horton.

Mrs. Anderson was a member of Community Missionary Church in Wilmore and had worked for the Jessamine County School System for many years.

She is survived by three children, Phyllis Ann Sallee of Wilmore, James Jr. “Buddy” Anderson and his wife, Debbie of Berea and Jeffrey Anderson and his wife, Sandy of Wilmore, six grandchildren, Robby Sallee, Debbie (Shawn) Akers, Jon (Mandy) Sallee , Amy (Glen) White, Kendall Anderson and Austin Anderson, nine great-grandchildren, Sophia Tallman, Ellie Sallee, Karsen Akers, Alicia Sallee, Madelyn McDonald, Mary Caroline and Andersyn Sallee, Adalynn and Aiden White.

Service will be conducted at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Betts & West Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Bales officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5-9PM at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Her nephews will serve as bearers.

Opal Lee Parsons Howard, age 83, passed away Thursday August 1, 2019 at Signature Healthcare in Carrollton, KY. Mrs. Howard was born September 7, 1935 in Berea, KY to the late Harrison & Virgie Bryant Parsons.

Mrs. Howard was of the christian faith.

Mrs. Howard is survived by two sons, Homer D. Howard of Richmond IN., and Jeff Howard of Berea, KY.

Following the wishes of Mrs. Howard cremation will take place and no services will be scheduled at this time. Davis & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Anglin

Ethel Anglin, age 93, passed away Thursday at The Terrace Nursing Home in Berea. Ethel was born in Jessamine County to the late Horace and Mary Stinnett Hager.

She attended the Berea Church of God.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of over 57 years, Luther Anglin; son-in-law, Jimmy Chrisman; and five siblings, Harvey Hager, Elsie Centers, Evelyn Ingram, Jeanette Neeley, and David Hager.

She is survived by her three children, Joyce Chrisman, Dana (Sharon) Anglin, and Paul (Leslie) Anglin; eight grandchildren, Hugh Williams, Dana Ann Stocke, Jenny Anglin, Deanna Anglin, David Chrisman, Melissa Abrams, Abby Lowry, and Tyler Lowry; three great grandchildren, Aaron Williams, Andrew Williams, and Elisabeth Harrington; and one sister, Dorene Matthews.

Funeral services will be 4pm, Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Rev. Floyd Matthews officiating. Burial will follow on Monday at 10am at the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4pm at the Funeral Home.

Bryan Edward Allen

Bryan Edward Allen age 49, passed away July 29, 2019 at his home in Berea. Bryan is the son of Treva Botkin Saylor, and the late Bobby Jack Allen Sr.

He was also a member of the Trinity Full Gospel Church.

Bryan is survived by his mother Treva Saylor, his children, Bryan Michael Allen, and Julie Crady, his siblings, Rebecca Sue Newby, Vicky McDaniel, Pamela Flores, Bobby Jack Allen Jr., and Ronald Wayne Allen, and his grandchildren: Hunter Crady, and Addison Allen.

Funeral services will be Friday Aug. 2, 2019 at the Trinity Full Gospel Church with Pastor Ruthetta Allen officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-9 pm at the Church. Burial will be in the Pilot Knob Cemetery. Lakes Funeral Home Berea is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel Richardson

Hazel Richardson, age 92, formerly of Copper Creek, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at her daughter’s home. Hazel was born in Madison County to the late Lewis and Louella Richardson White.

She was a former seamstress and also worked for Gibson Corporation, Berea Healthcare and Berea Hospital. She was a member of the Union Chapel Church.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Ambrose Richardson; one daughter, Linda Gray; eight siblings, Hubert, Garrett, Lloyd, Carl, Wilbert, Eldon, Emma Rose and Ruby White; and two daughters-in-law, Brenda Richardson and Kim Richardson.

She is survived by two children, Kathy (Marty) Hembree and Clyde Richardson; seven grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1pm, Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Bro. Ralph Reynolds and Bro. Charles Whittemore officiating. Burial will follow in the Wilmot Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6-9 pm at the funeral home.

Active pallbearers will be Brent Richardson, Chris Richardson, Ronald Brown, Keith Isaacs, Marty Lee Hembree, Cory Hunt and Joe Hatton.

Tarol Lee Johnson age 32, daughter of Freddie Joe Durham and Leah Johnson, passed away on July 27, 2019 in Lexington at the UK Hospital.

Tarol was preceded in death by her grandfather Raleigh Johnson.

She is survived by her parents, her paternal grandparents Phyllis and Fred C. Durham and her maternal grandmother Barbara Johnson. Her brother Freddie Joe Durham II, and several aunts, uncles and many nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive Tarol.

Funeral services will be Wednesday July 31, 2019 at 1 pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea, Visitation will be Wednesday from 12 – 1 pm at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Durham Cemetery on Dogwood Dr. in Berea.

Marvin Lynn Stone

Marvin Lynn Stone, 71, of Mount Vernon died Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. He was a Lexington native born March 16, 1948 son of the late Charles and Dorothy Sloan.

Marvin was a retired Kentucky Forest Ranger in Rockcastle County, U. S. Navy Veteran and member of the Pentecostal Faith. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, collecting stamps, fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his loving wife of 30 years, Shirley McHone Stone; 2 children, Doug Stone, Dorothy Shaw; 4 step-children, David Alexander, Troy Alexander, Rebecca Gomez, Walter Alexander (Kylee); 4 siblings, Ronald E. Sloan, Harlan S. Sloan, Rita F. Sloan, Debra Sloan; 10 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 3 siblings, Carl Sloan, Carlos Sloan, Martha Richmond.

In accordance with Marvin’s wishes, he was cremated and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service entrusted with arrangements.

The family appreciates any memories, stories or thoughts on Marvin’s life be posted through the website,

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Ephesians 3:20‭-‬21 KJV

Wanda Christine Waters, 80, of Macy, Indiana died Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Plymouth, Indiana. She was a Jackson County native born March 18, 1939, daughter of the late Samuel and Elsie Huff Bingham.

While living in Kentucky, Wanda had been a realtor and reading recovery teacher. She also owned and operated a steak house in McKee.

Wanda attended Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. She enjoyed being with her grandchildren and was affectionately known as G.G. or Triple G. Wanda enjoyed flowers, theater shows, plays and was a shopaholic especially with shoes.

Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Robinson (Milton); 4 grandchildren, Shannon Smith (Brian), Milly Robinson Rochester, Miltona Robinson, (Phil Kuhns), Shawn Robinson (Lacy); 7 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; 4 siblings, Jean Thomas (Franklin), Evelyn Spurlock, Eula Andrew (Virgil), William Bingham (Betty); as well as numerous relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 1 son, Thomas Ray Palmer; and 3 siblings, Clyde Bingham, Fred Bingham, Thelma Gilbert.

Funeral Service 1:00 PM, Monday, August 5, 2019 at Reppert Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Berea Cemetery. Visitation 12:00 Noon until service time.

Charlie Sweet, 51, and formerly of Richmond, passed away recently in Somerset, KY. Charlie was born in Tallahassee, FL, on 17 September 1967, and was the son of Dr. Charles A. Sweet of Richmond and Linda Holden of Vancleave, MS. 

Charlie was residing at Oakwood, where he worked in their greenhouse and Bluegrass Expressions.  He enjoyed listening to classic rock CD’s, going out to eat, and driving John Deere lawn tractors.

Survivors include Debbie Sweet (his stepmother), Doug Holden (his stepfather); two sisters, Robyn Hoffman of Lexington, KY and Kristin Taylor of Pascagoula, MS; one brother, Robert Sweet of Lexington, KY; as well as numerous nieces (Hayley, Lauren, Caroline, and Jordyn) and nephews (Griffin and Michael).

A private graveside service will be held at the Richmond Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made either to the Kentucky Special Olympics or Lake Cumberland Hospice.

Timothy N. Powers passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in Richmond, Kentucky at Baptist Health-Richmond from heart complications. Timothy was the son of HK and Lafern Dickerson Powers, he was 47 years of age, born at the Pattie A. Clay Hospital in Richmond, Kentucky on September 1, 1972. 

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Andrew Hayden Powers and his grandparents, Foster and Edna Dickerson and Josh Ed and Mary O. Powers.

Survivors include three daughters, Erin Powers of Berea, KY, Ashton Powers and Rachel Powers of Georgetown, KY and their mother Rachelle Jackson; one half-brother, Kenneth Powers of Beckley, WV.

Timothy was an Electronics Tech at IBM & Lexmark, he was of the Baptist faith, loved music, especially guitar, his children, old movies and his German Shepard dog, Yogi.  He loved helping others and would give whatever he had for them.  He was not afraid to stand up for what he believed in, he will truly be missed.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Don Berry officiating the services.  Burial will follow at the Lawrenceburg Cemetery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the UK Children’s Research Hospital or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Virginia Mansfield Rhodus, 78, of Richmond, the widow of Alvin Dennis Rhodus, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Baptist Health – Richmond. She was born in Madison County, KY on April 11, 1941, to George and Rachel Henry Mansfield, both of whom preceded her in death. 

She was a homemaker and a member of Broadway Baptist Church in Richmond.

Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Gayle Bowlin (Joe) of Richmond; one son, Zachary J. Simpson (Hazel) of Nicholasville; one brother Bobby Mansfield of Indiana; two sisters, Lilly Sparks of Richmond and Jessie B. Howard of Lexington; five grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

A graveside service for Mrs. Rhodus will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2019at the Richmond Cemetery with Pastor Larry Day officiating.  Services are under the direction of Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

Victor Lee Holbert Jr.

Victor Lee Holbert Jr. 63, of Richmond, the husband of Terry Lynn Dulin Holbert (36 years married), passed away July 26, 2019.
Lee was born September 24, 1956, in Richmond, to Victor Lee Holbert and Myrtle Diane Whitamore-Holbert, both of whom preceded him in death.

Lee was proceeded in death by his wife but is survived by two daughters, Amy Lee Young (Dale) and Angela Joyce Holbert, and one son, Matthew William Victor “Matt” Holbert (Kristie), all of Berea; two sisters, Brenda Joyce Simpson (Doug) of Berea, Sharon Currington (Sam) of Florida; and one brother Doug Ray Holbert of Richmond. He also leaves seven grandchildren, Kristopher, Mattilyn and Karson Holbert, Alyssa Rose, Emily, Baylee and Braya Young, and one grand pup, Mojo.

Service will be held Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Heritage Funeral Home. Visitation begins at 11:00am with the service immediately following at 1:00pm. Burial will be at Madison County Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Simpson, Josh Cobb, Blake Ward, Andrew Simpson, Chase Simpson, Jared Simpson, Taylor Cobb and Daniel Cobb.

Ronald Wayne Sparks

Ronald Wayne “Shorty” Sparks, age 59, of Dark Hollow Sub Road in Irvine, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019, at his home following a sudden illness. He was born January 2, 1960 in Wolfe County and was the son of the late Elera and Edith Hatton Sparks.

He worked as a logger and in the oil fields and was a member of the American Legion. He had lived in Estill County most of his life.

He is survived by: 2 Daughters: Melissa Dixon – Estill Co. Brooklyn Sparks – Estill Co. 5 Sisters: Wava (Paul) McIntosh – Madison Co. Jean (Jimmy) Spencer – Wolfe Co. Wanda (Sonny) Rogers – Estill Co. Debra (Chad) Hensley – Estill Co. Linda McIntosh – Estill Co. 2 Brothers: Randall (Mary) Sparks – Estill Co. Donald Sparks – Scott Co. 4 Grandchildren: Jade Dixon, Kaylix Dixon, Blakely Sparks and Harlow Sparks

He was preceded in death by 2 sisters: Elaine McIntosh, Alma Tipton and 2 brothers; Edward and Billy Sparks.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, August 6, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Delvin Reece. Burial will be at the Sparks Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Monday at the Funeral Home.

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