OBITUARIES SEP. 1-8, 2019

Glen Morgan Webster

Glen Morgan Webster, age 75, husband of Lorie Webster passed away Friday, September 6, 2019 at Baptist Health Lexington following a brief illness. He was born on September 22, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Clarence, Sr. and Alta May MacDonald Webster.

He attended the Lighthouse Baptist Church. Mr. Webster was a Missionary Baptist Preacher and began preaching at the age of 15, his mission in life was to lead others to the saving grace of Jesus Christ! An avid student of God’s word he was a Godly man and led by example, his favorite gift to give was the Bible with a handwritten note of encouragement tucked inside. He loved life, traveling and meeting new people never meeting a stranger he was always ready to help and comfort others. Mr. Webster never turned away from a challenge and raised his children to never use the word can’t, with God grit and determination you can succeed at what you set out to do.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Daniel Glen Webster, and his siblings, Clarence, Jr., Frank, Tom, Dimple Jean, Louise and Frances.

Surviving are his wife, Lorie Webster of Berea, KY his daughter, Rebecca Lynn (David Allen) Slapyznski of MaComb, MI. and ten grandchildren, Jacob Christopher Patterson, Blake Morgan Webster, Sadie Silcox, Leo Silcox, J.J. Silcox, Joshua Silcox, Kevin Slapyznski, David Slapyznski, Megann Gray, and Amanda Slapyznski.

A celebration of Mr. Webster’s life will be held 4:00 PM Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church located at 5555 14-mile road Sterling Heights, Michigan with Bro. Rick Vinson officiating. Davis & Powell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Marvin Damon Farmer

Marvin Damon Farmer passed away at his home on Thursday, September 5, five months short of his 99th birthday, with his loving family in attendance.

He is survived by Virginia, his wife of 71 years, and five children, Damon (Beth) Farmer, Ginger (Frank) Cornett, Robert (Karen) Farmer, Greta (Randy) Miller, Cindy (John III) Kauffman. Nine grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren as well as a vast extended family of friends and other relatives.

A resident of Berea since 1952, Marvin was a Beattyville native, leaving there to serve in the Marine Corps in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters during World War II. Afterwards he was employed at the Blue Grass Army Depot, becoming the senior civilian there before his retirement in 1976.

His extensive community involvement included being a charter member of the Berea Rotary Club; a Deacon, Sunday School teacher and scout leader at Berea Baptist Church; trustee of Campbellsville College and Berea Chamber of Commerce member.

Among the many awards and recognitions he received were a Citation of Achievement from the Kentucky House of Representatives, a 2019 Citizen of the Year award from the Berea Lions Club, a Distinguished Citizen Medal from DAR. He was a Kentucky Colonel and also wrote two books, the autobiographical Marvin’s Story and the spiritual One Knee Is Not Enough.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9pm Sunday at Berea Baptist Church. Marvin’s life will be celebrated at 11:00am Monday at the same location. Burial will follow at the Berea Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Berea Baptist Church, 310 Chestnut Street Berea, KY 40403 or Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive Berea, KY 40403.

Phyllis Vos, age 86 of passed away Thursday at Dover Manor in Georgetown. Phyllis was born in Paint Lick, Kentucky to the late Cal and Myrtle Abney Chasteen.

She was a retired legal secretary.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Edward Vos; three brothers, Donald Chasteen, Bruce Chasteen, and James Chasteen; and one sister Frances Conn.

She is survived by her sister Lois McHone and many nieces and nephews.

Per her wishes she has been cremated and her ashes will be buried at Chasteen Cemetery on Sunday, September 15, 2019.

Jeanette Simpson

Jeanette Simpson, age 90, formerly of Cartersville, passed away at her daughter’s home in Fairborn, Ohio. Jeanette was born in Berea to the late Clyde and Ethel Smith Ward.

She was a homemaker and member of the White Lick Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Ronald Simpson; one daughter, Judy Davis; one grandson, Chris Hutchinson; two brothers, Thomas Ward and James Ward; and two sisters, Jewell Seals and Betty Halcomb.

She is survived by her children Willie Kenneth (Kathi) Simpson and Deborah (Darrell) Hutchinson; one brother, Ellis (Lorraine) Ward; six grandchildren, Byron (Kelli) Loudermilk, Deanna Davis, Tammy Davis, Ryan (Jennifer) Simpson, Nick (Emily) Simpson, and Derrik Hutchinson; and eight great grandchildren, Tyree Henderson, Jr., Austin Loudermilk, Bryce Parks, Lillian Simpson, Olivia Simpson, Peyton Hutchinson, Veda Simpson, and Eden Simpson.

Graveside services will be 2pm, Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Berea Cemetery with Rev. Allen Livingood officiating.

Neal Prather

Rev. Neal Prather, age 86, a native of Madison County, Kentucky and pastor for over 40 years, departed this life on September 4, 2019 at Baptist Health in Lexington. Neal was born on November 19, 1932 to the late Taylor and Ruby Bowlin Prather.

He was a graduate Andersonville Baptist Seminary in Camilla, Georgia where he received his Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate in Theology. He was member of the Hays Fork Baptist Church in Kingston, KY, and a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean Conflict.

Rev. Prather is survived by his wife, Mary Chamberlain Prather, his son, Patrick O’Neal Prather of Richmond, KY, a daughter, June Barker (Robert) of Tallahassee, FL and a step-sister, Alene Kerns.  He is also survived by grandchildren; Don Paul Cowart (Jennifer) of PA, Jennifer LeAnn Prather and Taylor O’Neal Prather (Lisa), great-grandchildren; Charlie, Breanna, Logan, Preston and Jonathan.

Funeral services for Rev. Prather will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday September 10, 2019 at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Sam Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, September 9, 2019 at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be his Sunday School Class at Hays Fork Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be layman of Hays Fork Baptist Church.

In Lieu of flowers donations suggested to Hays Fork Baptist Church Building Fund.

Wilma L. Ratliff, 81, of Richmond, the widow of Steve Ratliff, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019, at the Compassionate Care Center. Wilma was born August 1, 1938 in Richmond, Kentucky to the late Madison and Mable Barnes Hall.

She was a homemaker and a steel worker, she was a member Tates Creek Baptist Church, liked bird watching, crocheting, watching the Kentucky Derby, and her favorite dog Buttons.

She is survived by: three sons, Anthony Ratliff, Richard (Tonya) Ratliff, and Robert (Michelle) Ratliff; two daughters, Shirley (Curment) Carpenter and Yulanda (Roy) Switzer, all of Richmond; two brothers, Gary (Mary) Hall of Lexington, KY and Elvis “Tinker” Whalen of Richmond, KY; numerous grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by: a daughter, Margaret Ratliff; grandson, Steven Ratliff; and two brothers, Douglas Hall and Ford Hall.

Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Wayne “Butch” Marshall officiating.  Burial will follow at Hall Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Adam Ratliff, Joseph Ratliff, Dustin Ratliff, Pallas Ratliff, Landon Switzer and Braden Carpenter. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Stevens, Billy Keith Stevens, Danny Northern, Tim Brandenburg, Keith Garrett and Marsha Hamilton.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Compassionate Care Center employees and volunteers for all their help and support.

Bettye Carlene Suttner, 64, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at her son’s home in Richmond. Bettye was born on January 28, 1955 and was the daughter of Carl Craft McCamie and Alma Jeanetta Johnson McCamie.

She worked as a registered nurse for 43 years and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Athens, Alabama.

Survivors include: two sons, Christopher Clay Roark and Carl Michael Hasting; and a sister, Terry McCamie.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Barbara Jean Webb Powell, 72, of Berea, passed away at her home, Sunday, September 1, 2019.  She was the wife of the late William Howard Powell. She was born August 21, 1947 to the late Odis Dee and Bessie Stewart Webb. 

She was a former employee of Continental Metals and a member of the Upper Red Lick Holiness Church.

Barbara is survived by one son Anthony Keith Powell, 3 sisters; Ruth Lakes, Lelia Adams and Betty Wasson and a brother; Odis Webb Jr.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and a brother-in-law, Alonzo Gray.

She was also preceded in death by her brother John W. Webb and her sister Lucy Gray.

Funeral services will be 1:00PM Friday, September 6, 2019 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Charlie Wilson, Bro. Ermon Turner officiating.  Darrell Combs will be giving testimonial.  Burial will follow in Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00PM Thursday at the Funeral Home.

Jessie Carolyn Middleton

Jessie Carolyn Simpson Middleton, 87, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Telford Terrace. She was the widow of Chad Middleton Jr. who passed away in 2006. Mrs. Middleton was born on March 28, 1932 in Lancaster, Kentucky, to Fred and Jessie Myrtle Isbell Simpson.

She was a homemaker, a devoted wife & mother, a strong Christian, and a member of the Richmond Church of Christ.

Survivors include: three daughters-in-law, Kenna Middleton and Teri Leigh Middleton, both of Richmond, and Tara Lynn Middleton, of Cynthiana; five grandchildren, Jarrod Middleton, Ben Middleton, Laura Middleton, Jillian Middleton, and Jesse Middleton; a special family friend, Lena Black; her sisters-in-law, Margaret Ann Simpson, of Lancaster, KY; Lucille Hammons, of Stanford, KY; Brenda Adams, of Crab Orchard, KY; and a brother-in-law, Harry Middleton, of Nashville, TN. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sons, Jeffrey Alan Middleton, George Richard Middleton, and Kevin Simpson Middleton, as well as a brother, Fred Simpson, Jr., and a brother-in-law, Gene Middleton.

Funeral services for Mrs. Middleton will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the Richmond Church of Christ, with Mike Johnson, Jack Hall, Harry Middleton, and Robert Louis Hammons officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Fred Simpson, J.K. Simpson, Randy Brockwell, Robin Wright, Chuck Gibson, and Phil Montgomery. Honorary bearers will be Joe Koger, Owen Barnes, Paul Sowards, John Mathis, Titus Black, Tom Brown, Russell Hehemann, and Charlie Parsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Richmond Church of Christ Building Fund, 1500 Lancaster Road, Richmond, KY 40475.

Leslie Elwood Tracy

Mr. Leslie Elwood Tracy, 84, of Richmond, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at the VA Medical Center in Lexington. Mr. Tracy was born in the Doylesville community of Madison County on August 2, 1935 to the late John and Ida B. White Tracy.

As a young man Elwood enjoyed playing baseball and was part of the team that won the 1960 Wades Mill Championship – he later tried out for the Chicago White Soxs and sports was always an important part of his life. Elwood joined the US Army and was stationed stateside to train MP’s for the Vietnam War. After his term of service was over, Elwood went to work in the Tool and Die business and worked for various companies including Robinson Tool & Die, and Continental Metal (CMS) as a supervisor before his retirement. Elwood was a big time UK Basketball fan, but most of all, he enjoyed watching, coaching and just being part of any sports his kids and especially his grandkids were playing. He was a member of the Red House United Methodist Church.

On June 25, 1965 he married Beverly Sparks and together they enjoyed over 53 years of marriage before she passed away in October of 2018.

Survivors include: his children, Spencer Tracy (Gretchen), and Gail Edwards (Benny Ray); four grandchildren, Reece Edwards, Riley Edwards, Sydney Tracy and Reagan Tracy; as well as a host of other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, and wife, Elwood was preceded in death by: 5 brothers, Owen Tracy, R.C. Tracy, Wilburn Tracy, Robert Earl Tracy, and Willie Marshall Tracy; and 2 sisters, Ona Wells, and Mabel Johnson.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:30 PM Saturday, September 7, 2019, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond, with Rev. Randy Barnett officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11AM Saturday, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Robert Cruse, Chad Cain, Steven Fletcher, Jasper Pearson, Russ Tracy and Dr. Rick Blum. Honorary Pallbearers will be: P.J. Mays, Nathan Blum, Michael Hamilton, and Jerry Sparks.

Wendell Wayne Stewart

Wendell Wayne Stewart, 70, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at his home. Mr. Stewart, the son of Monroe Nelson Stewart and Minnie Louise Thomason Stewart, was born in Dayton, Ohio on June 22, 1949.

He retired from CSX Transportation. He had various interests including collecting antiques and spending time at the lake. He took the most pride in spending time with family and friends and attending all the many sporting events of his children and grandchildren.

On September 7, 1974, Mr. Stewart was united in marriage to Glenna Fish Stewart who survives. Other survivors include: two sons: Jason (& Stacey) Stewart and Kenny (& Erin) Stewart; his daughter Heather Stewart all of Richmond; one brother: Donald “Red” Stewart; one sister: Regina Durham and six grandchildren: Nathan Stewart, Natalie Stewart, Adam Stewart, Devan Stewart, Kilee Stewart and Jaxson Goble.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Stewart was also preceded in death by his brother, Nelson Stewart.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Friday, September 6, 2019 at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Johnathan Tussey officiating. Burial will take place in the Scaffold Cane Cemetery in Rockcastle County. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jason Stewart, Kenny Stewart, Nathan Stewart, Adam Stewart, Chris Webb, Shawn Martin, J. D. Bowling and James Mills. Honorary Pallbearers will be John Wood, Johnny Crouch, Donald “Red” Stewart, Gary Fish and Rick Fish.

Mr. Franklin W. Coleman, 85, of Richmond, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019 at the Baptist Health – Lexington. He was born in Madison County on February 13, 1934 to the late Virgil Lee and Susan Christine Comley Coleman.

Mr. Coleman served his country during the Korean War with the US Army, and was a retired farmer. He was a member of the VFW as well as part of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Frank was an avid golfer and had his first hole-in-one at the Madison Country Club at the age of 83.

Survivors include: his wife, Betty J. Dickerson Coleman; three daughters, Lisa S. Coleman, Billilyn C. Mills, and Karalee Carter (James); six grandchildren, Yon Mullins, Zakary Coleman, Paige Mills, Trenton C. Mills, Tyler Brassfield, and Kelsey L. Brassfield; 7 great-grandchildren and a host of other extended family and friends.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 12:30 PM Thursday, September 5, 2019, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond, with Rev. Hank Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Visitation will be after 11AM Thursday, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: James Carter, Paige Mills, Zakary Coleman, Tyler Brassfield, Trenton Mills, and Kelsey Brassfield. Serving as an Honorary Pallbearer will be: Yon Mullins.

Elvin Craig White

Mr. Elvin Craig “Bo” White, 84 of Berea, passed from this life on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Baptist Health Hospital in Richmond. He was born on Brindle Ridge in Rockcastle County, KY on January 26, 1935 the son of Howard White and Edna Saylor.

He had been a cattle farmer and was a retired Tool & Dye maker for Dresser Industries. He was a member of Berea Church of Christ and was a US Navy veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Wilson White; a son, Elvin Craig White, Jr. and wife Esther of Berea; a daughter, Debbie Brown and husband Ronnie of Brodhead; and his grandchildren, Colby Warren Brown, Jefferson Dylan White, and Sarah Paige White. Also surviving are four step-grandchildren, Luke Short, Taylor DeLaGarza, Judah Short, and Noah Short; and eight step-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna Saylor; his first wife, Patsy White; and a granddaughter, Suzanne Brown.

Visitation will be September 7, 2019 from 9:00am – 10:00am at the Dowell and Martin Funeral Home. Funeral services will began after the visitation. Burial will follow at the Elmwood Cemetery.

The family requests contributions to: Suzanne’s Prayer Garden, c/o Kentucky Christian Assembly, PO Box 71, Brodhead, KY 40409.

Melinda Kate Poynter

Ms. Melinda Kate Poynter, age 54, of Mt. Vernon, KY, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, KY. Melinda was born on October 3, 1964 in Connersville, IN, to the late William (Bill) Sterling, and Cheryl Sterling. 

Melinda was a retired Nursing Assistant/Unit Secretary at the Rockcastle Regional Hospital where she enjoyed her work.  She was also a member of the Roundstone Baptist Church.  She enjoyed spending time with her friends, family, and church family.  She enjoyed reading her Bible, feeding the birds, working with her flowers, sewing, and playing with her grandchildren. 

Those left to celebrate her life are her husband of 13 years:  Thomas “Tucker” Poynter of Mt. Vernon; four children:  Joshua (Tasha) Ramsey, of Mt. Vernon, Jessica (Aaron) Stallsworth of Mt. Vernon, Cassandra (Chad) Sparkman of Mt. Vernon, and Mourine (Jordan) Smith of Morehead, KY; two step-children:  Tommy (Tasha) Poynter, and Tammy (Nathan) Boggs, both of Mt. Vernon, KY; sixteen grandchildren:  Kimhari, Jackson, Xavier, Maryanna, and Kaelyn Stallsworth, Jaydin and Nikki Sparkman, Adley and Hayden Ramsey, Ashlee and Sophia Smith, Felicia (Joseph) Doan, Megan (Derick) Yates, and Logan and Kelsey Jett; six great grandchildren:  Alana, Elijah, Dustin, Brooklynne, Asa, and one due in March 2020; her mother:  Cheryl Sterling, of Mt. Vernon, KY; her step-mother:  Darla Sterling, of Nappane, IN; five brothers:  James Sterling of Milford, IN, Bradley Sterling of Elkhart, IN, Gabe (Shelly) Sterling of Wakerusa,IN, Michael and Phil Sterling of Pelham, AL, and Chase Sterling of Napanee, IN; two sisters:  Teresa (Randy) Bricker of Elkhart, IN, and Lauri (Alex) Casillas of Elkhart, IN; and her lifetime best friend and God Mother to her children:  Beverly (Jim) Hobbs of Salem, IN.

Services for Mrs. Melinda Poynter will be Sunday at the Roundstone Baptist Church.  Visitation will be from 12-2 pm with the funeral at 2pm with Bros. Jamie Hamilton and Luther Allen officiating.

Clangman A. Hamm

Mr. Clangman A. Hamm, age 93 of Brodhead, passed away Monday, September 2, 2019 at The Terrace in Berea, KY. Clangman was born on March, 22, 1926, in Ottawa, KY to the late Guy Hamm and the late Mammie Marie Farris. 

He married Sue Hayes on December 20, 1952, and they enjoyed 52 years together prior to her passing in 2005.  Clangman served in the Army during WWII, and worked as an inventory clerk at the Bluegrass Army Depot, was a member of Ottawa Baptist Church, and enjoyed farming and bird watching. 

Those left to celebrate his life are his children:  Michael Lynn (Suzanne) Hamm of Paint Lick, KY, and Debra Sue (Tom) Hamilton of Berea, KY; one grandson:  Drew Thomas Hamilton; one sister:  Clarice Payne of Dayton, OH, as well as several nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors.

Besides his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Michael Lynn Hamm, Jr.

Services for Mr. Clangman A. Hamm will be Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals.  Visitation will begin at 10:30 until the funeral service at 1 pm with Bro. Michael Hail officiating.  Burial will be at the Ottawa Cemetery.

Kenneth Ray Cole

Mr. Kenneth Ray Cole age 50, of Manchester, Ky. and formerly of Brodhead passed away Tuesday September 3, 2019 at his home. He was born on September 22, 1968 in Cincinnati, Oh, the son of Mrs. Joyce Bullock Stewart of Manchester.

He enjoyed music, spending time with family & friends, and was a member of the Baptist faith.

 Survivors are: his son; Brandon Cole of Georgetown. Two brothers; Darren Cole of Taylorsville, and Gary Cole & (Chrissy) of Berea. One step-brother; Garrett Stewart & (Gail) of Orlando. One sister; Tonya Wyatt of Manchester. Three step-sisters; Sandy Fain & (Shane) of Livingston, Carmen Renner & (James) of Mt.Vernon, and Tamatha Stewart also of Mt.Vernon. One grand-daughter; Riley Cole, and one special friend; Ray Hensley also survives.

He was preceded in death by: his loving father; Corey Stewart, by a nephew; Austin Stewart, and by his grandparents; Raymond & Argie Bullock. The family would like to extend a special thanks to; David & Goldie Blanton, and Pam Mays.

 Memorial services for Mr. Kenneth Ray Cole will be conducted 1 PM Saturday September 7, 2019 at the Cox Funeral Home. Friends may visit from 12 noon until the time of the service on Saturday.

Edgar Bryan “E.B.” Samples, Jr. 69 of Pryse Road. Irvine. Ky, passed away Monday, Sept.2, 2019 at the Marcum and Wallace Hospital after a battle with cancer. He was born in Richmond, Kentucky on November 14, 1949. He was the son of the late Edgar “Bryan” Samples. Sr. and Eva Calmes Samples.

He lived in Estill County all his life. E.B. was a retired Estill County teacher (33 years in the classroom and 13 years substitute teaching). He was an avid reader, amazing storyteller, and loved history. E.B. cared so much about his students and friends but most of all his family. He was a beloved husband, father, and poppa.

E.B. is survived by his wife of 44 years Shiela Brandenburg Samples, a daughter Sheena Samples Meade (David), grandchildren Asher, Ilana, and Sophia Meade, mother in law Eugetta Brandenburg, brother in law Tim Brandenburg (Karen), nieces Charlotte Denise B. Sparks (Sammy) Cindy B. Arvin (Lance), and four great nieces, two aunts: Betty Dixon and Peggy Grossweiler , and many cousins.

He was a faithful member of the Ravenna Christian Church and loved all its members.

Funeral conducted by pastors Tony White and Bob Casey. The Lewis funeral is in charge of the arrangements. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday at the Ravenna Christian Church. Friends may call after 6:00 PM Wednesday at the church.

Pallbearers will be Tim Brandenburg, David Meade, Michael Brandenburg, L.W. Beckley, Sammy Sparks, Lance Arvin, Chandler Taylor, and Wallace Taylor. Honorary pallbearers Asher, Ilana. Sophia Meade, Jeff Horn, members, elders, and deacons of the Ravenna Christian Church. Burial will in the Wills/Brandenburg Cemetery at 9645 Winchester Road, Irvine, Kentucky.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Hope Lodge in Lexington, Kentucky.

Barbara Jean Wise, age 78, of Furnace Junction in Ravenna, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at the Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital. She was born May 14, 1941 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Charlie Elmer and Elsie Patrick Profitt.

She was a homemaker and member of the Gum Springs Church of God. She had lived in Estill County all her life.

She is survived by: Her husband: Reece Wise 1 Daughter: Rita Wise Land – Madison Co. 1 Son: Jesse Alan Wise – Estill Co. 5 Sisters: Lucille Estes – Florida Angela Rogers – Madison Co. Kathy Profitt-Cooper – Estill Co. Sharon Frazier – Madison Co. Margie Fielder – Madison Co. 3 Brothers: Chester Profitt – Estill Co. Glen Profitt – Estill Co. Sanford Profitt – Florida 2 Grandchildren: Savannah Land and Michaela Land.

She was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Connie Lois Wise, 1 sister, Lorene Cornett and 1 brother, Michael Profitt.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 7, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Bobby Puckett. Burial will be at the Marble Yard Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 AM to 1 PM Saturday at the Funeral Home.

Tonia Ann Henry

Tonia Ann Henry, age 44, of Chestnut Stand in Irvine, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019, at the Compassionate Care Center following a long illness. She was born September 27, 1974 in Dayton, Ohio and was the daughter of Russell and Pam Rawlins Isaacs.

She was a Carhartt, Inc. employee and attended the Restoration Church. She had lived in Estill County most of her life.

Survivors in addition to her parents include: Her husband: Kevin Henry 1 Son: Keaton Henry – Estill Co. 1 Sister: Kristy Carol – Fayette Co. Nephews: Bryan, Ben, Brock and Bryce Carroll and an extra special nephew, Jace Carroll. Many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 4, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Shawn Riley. Burial will be at the Henry Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Tuesday at the Funeral Home.

Marsha Ann Grant Nash, age 68 died September 2, 2019 at her home in Danville KY with her family at her side. Marsha was born August 10, 1951 in Richmond Kentucky.

Marsha lovingly and faithfully fulfilled the many roles she played in people’s lives. Marsha was a child of a loving, faithful and forgiving God. She was the daughter of Mildred Anne and Robert “Buddy” Grant. (deceased) She was a loving sister to Robert A “Tony” Grant. (Deceased)

She was the faithful and remarkably patient wife of Jeffrey. She was unconditionally loving mother of John Christian and Amy Beth. She was daughter-in law and best friend of Idella “Mammy”.

She was the quiet and unassuming sister-in-law to Terry, Jimmy, Deanna, Jim, Gina, Ronnie, Belinda, Garth and Mary.

Marsha was a supportive friend, colleague and mentor to her student and teacher family.

She was a graduate of Berea College and Eastern Kentucky University completing undergraduate and a master’s degrees in Music. Marsha taught both Elementary and Middle School students in the Pulaski County School System Somerset Kentucky.

Marsha was an accomplished wife, mother, musician and teacher. She served for more than 30 years as a church instrumentalist. She directed many children’s choir and performed as soloist on many occasions. Marsha enjoyed worshiping with family and friends at Danville First Baptist Church. She was a loving person who put her faith and family first. Marsha held and shared with those around her the unwavering faith in the life changing power of God and the soul inspiring and soothing power of music.

Visitation will be 6-8 pm Thursday at Stith Funeral Home in Danville. The funeral Service will be 1 pm with visitation before from 11:30 am – 1 pm Friday at Flat Woods Christian Church in Waco. Burial will follow at Flat Wood Cemetery.

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