OBITUARIES AUG. 25 – SEP. 1, 2019

Donald Wayne Shultz

Donald Wayne Shultz, a longtime Berea resident, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019.

He was dearly beloved by his Tennessee and Berea families.

Talented, hardworking, with a great love of nature, he was a skilled gardener with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of plants and their care. With the eyes and hands of an artist, he made our world a more beautiful place.

Rest in peace brother and friend.

In accordance with Don’s wishes no memorial service will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Lakes Funeral Home Berea.

Nancy B. Murphy, age 72 of Berea, passed away on Saturday morning at Berea Health Care Center. Nancy was born in Uruguay to the late Lidio and Celeste Artigas.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Emery Murphy.

She is survived by her cousin and caretaker, Julio Zabala and several extended family members and friends.

Nancy’s wishes were to have private graveside services and be buried beside her husband at Chestnut Flats Cemetery in Jackson County.

Sherry Woolums

Sherry Combs Woolums, age 53 of Paint Lick, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, August 29, 2019. Sherry was born in Berea to Gerald Combs and Lula Bowman VanWinkle.

She had been employed by Hitachi and KI and was a member of White Lick Baptist Church.

She is survived by her parents, Gerald (Linda) Combs and Lula (Wendell) VanWinkle; her husband, James “JC” Woolums; her children, Sylvia (Eddie) Gray and Jo Woolums; two step daughters, Misty Woolums and Jessica (Brian) Stivers; four siblings, Jeannie (Damon) Isaacs, Lisa (Bruce) Morningstar, Larry (Tonya) Lunsford, and Betsy Harding; five grandchildren, Edward Lee Gray, Jr., David Hayden Gray, Katelyn Goodrich, Emma Reece, and Levi Stivers; several nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Funeral services will be 11 am Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at White Lick Baptist Church with Bro. Wayne Dunn officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallaceton Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening form 5-9 pm at White Lick Baptist Church.

Active pallbearers will be Rick Taylor, Russ Chamberlain, Eddie Gray, Bruce Morningstar, Damon Isaacs, and Larry Lunsford.

Ashley Dawn Richardson

Ashley Dawn Richardson, age 28, of Salter Rd., passed away at UK Bluegrass Hospice Care Center in Lexington on August 27, 2019. Ashley was born in Richmond, Kentucky to Michael Richardson and the late Jan Baber Richardson.

She was employed by Hitachi in Berea.

In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Bill and Mary Baber.

She is survived by her father, Michael (Joyce) Richardson; one brother, Mikey Ryan (Brooke) Richardson; two aunts, Debbie and Terry Moberly and Nancy and John Sullivan; one uncle Bruce and Lisa Baber; niece, Adalynn Richardson; she was a godmother to Brylee Anglin, Natalie and Aaron Alexander; grandparents, Ann and Hume Richardson; and her loving animals, Izzy, Blue and Sophie. She also leaves behind many extended family member and friends.

Funeral services will be 1pm, Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Lakes Funeral Home in Berea with Bro. Todd Miracle officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5-9pm at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Josh Green, Tyler Moberly, Brandon Moberly, Jeff Chesebro, Jerry Alexander, Dalton Shanken, Chad Poole, and Jarrod Glover.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to all the doctors, nurses and caregivers that helped and supported them through this difficult time, especially the ones on the 11th floor, Tower 2 at UK Markey Cancer Center.

Kenneth David Hicks

Kenneth David “Dave” Hicks, age 51, passed away Sunday August 25, 2019 at his residence in Berea, KY. Dave was born July 25, 1968 in Richmond, KY to Shirley Ann Richardson Hicks and the late Randolph Scott Hicks.

He was a carpenter by trade. He loved his work, loved to fish, loved Nascar, enjoyed attending church and most of all loved his family. Dave was of the Christian faith.

Other than his mother, Dave is survived by his wife Tammy Gaines Hicks, two daughters, Ashley Hicks, Nicole Hicks, two sisters, Kathy Moberly, Tonya Hicks, and nine grandchildren. Other than his father Dave was preceded in death by one brother Randolph Scott Hicks, Jr.

Memorial service will be 3:00PM Saturday August 31, 2019 at Galilee Baptist Church with Bro. Ricky Gaines and Bro. Doug Collins officiating. Visitation will be 12:00PM until service time at the church.

Jack L. Jones, 77, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Woodcrest Nursing and Rehab Facility in Erlanger, Kentucky.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

Robert “Bobby” Renfro, 78, of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, formerly of Waco, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019 at the UK Hospice Care Center in Lexington. He was born August 22, 1941 in Richmond, to the late James Luther and Winnie Renfro, both of whom preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Christine. 

He was a retired butcher and former restaurant manager.

Survivors include his wife Cassie Ruth Stinnett Renfro, of Harrodsburg and one sister, Patricia Cain, of Richmond.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Hoover, Everett, Bert, Jim, and Charles; and two sisters, Betty Scott and Joy Hoskins Speakman.

There will be no visitation and burial will be Tuesday, August 3, 2019 at Madison County Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are under the direction of Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

Virginia Frances Anderson Sykora, 89, the widow of Rudolph Sykora, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Kentucky.  With her when she passed was her good friend Cheryl Juhasz.  She was born on March 25, 1930 in Valparaiso, Nebraska, and was the daughter of Carl A. and Frances Jecha Anderson, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church where she made many good friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Anderson.

Survivors include: two sons, Timothy Daniel Sykora (Patricia), of Pinehurst, NC, and Mark J. Sykora (Ashleigh), of Monroe, Connecticut; one granddaughter, Morgan Mitcho (Matt) of Raleigh, NC; and three great-grandchildren.

Virginia was a caring and loving mother.  She lost her sight as a young mother raising two young sons, but she efficiently handled life’s challenges.

Virginia enjoyed many activities during her life, including music, fishing, canoeing, bridge and good friends.  She sang in several vocal groups throughout her life in Connecticut, South Carolina and Wisconsin and participated in many recitals.

Visitation and Funeral Mass will be on September 5, 2019, 10:00 AM, at Holy Trinity Church, Haugen, Wisconsin.  A committal service to follow at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, N4063 Veterans Way, Spooner, Wisconsin.

In addition, a Memorial Service will be held on September 26, 2019, 6:00 PM at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, 1110 Barnes Mill Road, Richmond, Kentucky.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the American Foundation for the Blind, 1401 South Clark Street, Suite 730, Arlington, VA 22202, or online at .

Leo Horn

Leo Horn, 77, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday evening, August 28, 2019, at the V A Medical Center in Lexington. He was born April 28, 1942, in West Irvine, KY to Daniel and Mae Stone Horn, both of whom preceded him in death. 

Leo was a retired employee of National Metal Processing and was a US Army veteran.  He attended the Richmond House of Prayer and was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed reading.

Survivors include his wife Grace L. King Horn of Richmond; one daughter, Teresa Dawes and husband Teddy, of Irvine; one son, Ron Horn and wife Angela, of Richmond; one sister, Reva Madden of Mt. Vernon, KY; grandchildren, John and Jodi Dawes, Melanie, Ryan, and Dylan Horn; and his best friend, Hank Dunn of Mt. Sterling, KY.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Colby Horn; one sister, Hazel Short; and two brothers, Corbin and Gilford Horn.

Funeral service for Leo will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, August 31, 2019, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Owen Moody officiating.  Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be from 6 – 9 PM Friday at the funeral home.

His grandsons, nephews, and Dale King, Bo King, Johnny King, David Howard, John Dawes, Ryan Horn and Dylan Horn will serve as pallbearers.

Ronnie Stephens

Ronnie Lonnie “Ron” Stephens, 72, of Richmond passed away early Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. He was born September 7, 1946 in McCreary County, Kentucky, to Henry C. Stephens and Gladys Elmore Stephens, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Victoria “Vicky” Perry Stephens. 

Ronnie retired from V.R. Wesson. He was a faithful member of White Hall Baptist Church, and he loved to hunt and fish.

Ronnie is survived by: one daughter, Veronica Lynn Ross (Gene); one grandson, Nathan Z. Ross; two sisters, Donna Gibson and Debbie Yokley; and five brothers, Richard “Steve”, William “Bill”, James, Glenn, and Danny “Mike” Stephens.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Rowlette, and four brothers, Charles, Henry “Hank” Jr., Joseph “J.B.” and Donnie Stephens.

A funeral service for Ronnie Stephens will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Beard officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the time of service on Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Ross, Ryan Stephens, Shaun Stephens, Tony Loudermilk, Kevin Perry, Chris Doolin, Ray Hennecke and Bill Neyer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to: Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403.

Anna Whitaker

Ms. Anna “Joyce” (Hill) Whitaker, 84, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at her home. Ms. Whitaker, the daughter of the late Thomas Hill and Bertie B. Combs Hill, was born in Madison County on August 21, 1935.

For a number of years, she worked for Wal-Mart. She enjoyed reading and was very fond of her cats. She loved spending time with her family and was also of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include: two daughters: Vickie Smith (Barry) of Berea and Kimberly Whitaker (Johnny) of Richmond; three grandchildren: Clay Hundley, Cody Hendren (MacKenzie) and Matthew Tudor; her great granddaughter, Paisley Rhodus and many nieces and nephews and other family memebers.

Ms. Whitaker was also preceded in death by her daughter: Ann Clay Hundley; four brothers: Lionel Hill, Bruce Hill, Leonard Hill and Thomas Hill, Jr. and two sisters: Susie Lamb and Marie Smith.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Saturday, August 31, 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 Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, as well as, Barry Smith and Johnny Napier.

Flossie Mae Manuel

Flossie Mae Saylor Manuel, 89, of Danville, KY passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. Born April 6, 1930 in Harlan, KY to the late Elihu and Aretha Hopkins Saylor.

She was the widow of the late James Edward Manuel, and worked as a homemaker for most of her life. She was an avid gardener, loved flowers, enjoyed quilting and sewing, and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Faith.

Survivors include one son, Jimmy Manuel (Susie) of Waynesburg, KY; three daughters, Carolyn Roberts (Eddie) of Waynesburg, KY, Judy Robbins of Richmond, KY, and Colleen Reynolds (Larry) of Danville, KY; one brother, Robert Saylor of Tennessee; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and was expecting her first great-great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandchild, Kevin Manuel; a great-great-grandchild, Maddison Manuel; and nine siblings, Ruby Saylor, Elbert Saylor, Worley Saylor, Hurble Saylor, Edward Leon Saylor, Clifford Saylor, Ron Saylor, Frances Saylor, and Pauline Saylor.

A one day service has been scheduled for Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel, Stanford. Visitation will be from 11am-1pm with funeral service beginning at 1pm. Reverend Dan Gutenson will officiate and burial will follow at Saylor Cemetery in Crab Orchard, KY.

Casket bearers are: Dwayne King, Chris Shelton, Derek Manuel, Jon Beach, Cole Shelton, and DVM Kevin Pettit.

Judy Ann Causey

Judy Ann Causey, age 74, of McKee Road in Irvine, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2019, at the Compassionate Care Center following a long illness. She was born December 1, 1944 in Madison County and was the daughter of the late Virgil and Josephine Moores Spicer.

She was a retired Square D employee and had lived in Estill County most of her life. She was a member of the New Beginning Fellowship Church and the Estill County Historical Society.

She is survived by: Her companion of 46 years: Earnest Causey, 1 Daughter: Shonna (Geoffrey) Canter – Madison Co., 1 Son: Joseph R. (Michelle) Johnson – Scott Co., 2 Sisters: Phyllis Rucker – Estill Co., Sherry (Joe) Yeager – Estill Co., 4 Grandchildren: Drew Johnson, Faith Johnson, Dylan Canter and Cody Canter

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Carrie Fraley and 1 sister, Jewel Dean Edwards.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 29, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Congleton Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Wednesday at the Funeral Home.

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