OBITUARIES SEP. 29 – OCT. 6, 2019

Jerry Lee Satterfield

Jerry Lee Satterfield, age 62, of Berea, died Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at his home. Jerry was born in Madison County, Kentucky to the late Carlo and Sadie Lamb Satterfield.

He was formerly employed by Okonite in Richmond.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his siblings; William Satterfield, Lester Satterfield, Robert Satterfield, Ted Satterfield, Chester Satterfield, and Mayfre Woodson; and four brothers-in-law, Glenn Alexander, Donnie Marshall, James Woodson and Willard Croucher; and one sister-in-law, Rita Satterfield.

He is survived by his children, Lester Satterfield, Debbie Cox, and Megan Hamilton; four sisters, Mandy Alexander, Betty Marshall, Mayme Adams, and Bertha Croucher; and six grandchildren, Jerry Lee Satterfield, Sadie Cox, John Cox, Willie Satterfield, Matthew Cox, and Sasha McNear; two sisters-in-law, Irene Satterfield and Elizabeth Satterfield; and a special thanks to his nephew who has cared for him through his illness, Bobby Satterfield. He is also survived by many extended family members.

Funeral services will be 1pm, Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Rev. Kenny Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11am until time of service.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Satterfield, Mitchell Satterfield, Willie Satterfield, Stacy Satterfield, John Dee Crane, and John Paul Crane.

Glenn Ponder

Glenn Ponder, 97, of Rockcastle County died at his residence Friday, October 4, 2019. He was an Indianola, Illinois native born July 3, 1922, son of the late Johnathan Justus Ponder.

Glenn was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army WWII, Purple Heart recipient, and retired Federal Government Employee, having served as an Army Depot truck mechanic.

He was a resident of Rockcastle County all his life, member of Fairview Baptist Church, property owner and farmer. But most of all he was a family man who enjoyed providing love and guidance for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include his loving wife, Lucille Mullins Ponder; 2 children, Doug Ponder (Evelyn), Edith Chaney; 4 grandchildren, Scott Ponder (Suzanne), Beth Eaton, Chris Ponder (Kathy), Glennys Pulliam; 6 great grandchildren, Aaron (Lauren), Emily (Jesse), Hannah (Andrew), Abigail (Dustin), Jordan, Jonah; and 3 great great grandchildren who will arrive soon.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by 1 son, Mike Ponder.

Visitation 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Reppert Funeral Home. Following a procession to Berea Cemetery, Graveside Service at the cemetery pavilion with Spiritual Leader Suzanne Ponder officiating. Full Military Rites to follow.

Pallbearers will be Chris Ponder, Scott Ponder, Aaron Ponder, Jonah Eaton, Andrew Laswell, Dustin Reynolds.

George A. Howard, 89 of Rockcastle County died Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in Berea. Born December 28, 1929 in Hamilton, Ohio Son to the late George Herman and Helen Christoff Howard.

George served in the United States Army during the Korean War, was a United States Postal worker for 46+ years and retired in October 1, 2004, and a husband, father and grandfather to his family.

George is survived by two children, Janet Northern (Louie) and Dan Howard (Donna); one sibling, Ann Gullion; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Along with his parents, he is pre-deceased by one brother, Jack Howard.

Per George’s wishes, cremation is accorded with a private burial in Walton, KY at a later date.

Karen Cornett

Karen Hembree Cornett, 47, died Monday, September 30, 2019 at Atrium Medical Center in Middletown Ohio. She was a Berea native born June 24, 1972, daughter of Joan Adams Hembree Hedrick and the late Glendle Hembree.

In addition to her mother she is survived by 2 daughters, Gail Hembree-Isaacs, Alexis Hembree; 3 brothers, James Hembree, Noel Hembree, Frank Hembree; and 6 Grandchildren, Alex, Hannah, Katrina, Kayle, Elizabeth, Samantha.

In accordance with her wishes Karen was cremated and a Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, October 18, 2019 at Reppert Funeral Home with Bro. Ed Cortex officiating. Acceptance of Friends 1:00 PM until service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions suggested to Reppert Funeral Home.

Shirley Anne Whittemore

Shirley Anne Whittemore, 71, of Berea, died Friday, September 27, 2019 at St. Joseph Berea Hospital following an illness. Born, September 26, 1948 in Berea, daughter of the late Oscar and Dora Lamb Whittemore.

She was a team member with Sodexho,Inc. at Berea College Food Service. Shirley was a lifelong Berea resident, a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church who enjoyed reading, crocheting, collecting bells and angels and loved her mini-horse, Peanut. Her family and friends miss her very much.

Shirley is survived by siblings; Lois McCracken, David Whittemore (Carolyn), nine nieces and nephews and seven great nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by her brother Wayne Whittemore.

Visitation 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Reppert Funeral Home. Funeral Service 1:00 PM with Bro. Billy Long officiating. Burial in Berea Cemetery.

Casket bearers are Kevin Burnell, Larry Phillips, Orville Lamb, Kevin Whittemore, Jeffrey Whittemore and Eric Whittemore. Honorary casket bearers are Ray Phillips, Cody Chasteen, Ponjetta Hobbs, J.D. Sizemore and David Chasteen.

Jesse Brian Conner, 39 of Berea, passed away, Friday, October 4, 2019. Jesse was born, November 3, 1979, in Warren, MI to the late Howard Joseph Conner and Sharon (Sam) Currington.

He attended Madison Southern High School, was a self-employed truck driver, and attended Church on the Rock.

He is survived by two daughters, Autumn Fender and Jordan Conner; two step brothers, Harrison Currington, Whit Currington; two sisters, Tracy Conner and Mia Currington. He is also survived by a special aunt, Brenda (Doug) Simpson and a special uncle, Doug Holbert, as well as numerous cousins that he loved and was loved by them.

Other than his father, Howard, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rachel Conner, and a brother, Joey Conner.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Rev. Mark Sarver officiating. Burial will follow in the Hick’s Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 P.M.-1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Simpson, Stephen Simpson, Matt Holbert, Ricardo Miguelas, Blake Ward, Billy Morrill and Angie Holbert

William “Bill” Virgil Hammons, Jr., 90, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center. Bill was born on February 21, 1929 in Butler, Kentucky, and was the son of William Virgil Hammons, Sr. and Vivian Florence Shotwell Hammons.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WW II, the Korean War and the Vietnam Era and retired as Chief Warrant Officer III. He was a master marksman and enjoyed competitive trap shooting as well as hunting. He also enjoyed woodworking and building furniture. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: his wife of 69 years, Bettye Jo Sims Hammons; one son, William “Bill” Virgil Hammons III, of Richmond; Marianne Reams (Gary Douglas Reams), of Richmond; three grandchildren, Jackie Mahaffey (Tony), Holly Saylor Ball, and Wade Hammons (Daphne); and great-grandchildren Trevor Richardson, Robbie Gadd, Lindsey Mahaffey, Taylor Hammons, Wyatt Ball and Warren Ball

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: two brothers, Ronald Hammons and Tommy Hammons; and a sister, Betty Jane Collins.

A memorial service for Mr. Hammons will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Bro. James Hardin officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M until service time.  

Pauline Parrish Chenault, widow of Otha Chenault, died on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Kentucky.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Blythe officiating. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home are handling the arrangements.

Cleda Jane Cromer

Cleda Jane Barnes Cromer, 89, of Richmond, formerly of Hamilton, Ohio, the widow of Eddie B. Cromer, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the Kenwood Health & Rehab Center-Richmond, Kentucky. She was born on May 2, 1930 in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky to Harvey Barnes and Dolly Clontz Barnes Bullock, both of whom preceded her in death. 

Cleda was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith, she enjoyed her work at the YMCA.  Her church and her family were her whole life.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna S. Singleton (Ron) of Indianapolis, IN and Brenda Thompson (Bobby) of Richmond, KY; grandchildren, Amy Schmitt (Brian), Kate Norris (Aaron) and Lauren Jenkins (Patrick); great grandchildren, Noah Fisher, Gracie, Lyla and Mia Schmitt; several nieces and nephews. 

She is preceded in death by her siblings, Gilbert, Lena, Abner, Glenna, Wilburn “Skeets” and Wayne.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 1:30-2:00 p.m. Friday at the Funeral Home.

In Lieu of flowers donations suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association at 6100 Dutchmans LN STE 401 Louisville, KY 40205-3284

Sarah Mae Davis

Sarah Mae Conner Davis, 90, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Davis, in 2016. Mrs. Davis was born on April 22, 1929 in Waco, Kentucky and was the daughter of James Wagers Conner and Sallie Mae Fielder Conner, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was a retired housekeeper, having worked at both Brown & Williams, and Eastern Kentucky University, and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: five sons, Joe Fryer, Kenny Fryer, Jerry Fryer, Dale Fryer, and James “Peanut” Fryer; three daughters, Patricia Marcum, Janice Botts, and Shirley Culton; one brother, James Nelson Conner; two sisters, Janice Marshall and Rose Brinegar; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sons, Buford Wagers Fryer, Donald E. “Cotton” Fryer, and John Fryer, and one daughter, Linda Brinegar.

Funeral services for Sarah Davis will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Greg King officiating. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jimmy Fryer, Bobby Spurlock, Roy Culton, and Wayne Culton.

Darlene Anita Luster

Darlene Anita Luster, 65, widow of Harold Luster, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019 at Baptist Health – Lexington. She was born October 21, 1953 in Washington, D.C. to Carl and Virgie Howell Bowser, both of whom preceded her in death. 

Darlene was a retired accountant and a Kentucky State Government employee with the Attorney General’s Office and after her retirement she worked for Liberty Tax Services.  She was a member of the Madison County Homemakers, and several other civic clubs around Richmond and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her daughter, Susan Renee Dugan (Jamie) of Nicholasville; her partner, Burley Burns; two brothers, Merle Curtis Bowser (Teri) of Lebanon, Tennessee and Greg Bowser (Mary) of Ohio; sister, Carla Rene St. Lawrence of Nicholasville, and one granddaughter, Cadence Dugan; nieces, Nikki St. Lawrence; nephews, Carl Bowser, Trey Brim and Tyler Mason; a great niece, Hadley Hamilton and numerous cousins.

Funeral service for Darlene will be held at 11:00 AM Friday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 5 – 9 PM Thursday at the funeral home.

Donations are suggested to Madison County Humane Society Animal League, 128 Big Hill Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475, or Bluegrass Care Navigators Long Term Hospice Care, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

Alma Florine Isaacs

Alma Florine Isaacs, 90, of Richmond, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019 at her home. She was born February 5, 1929, in the Poosey Ridge community of Madison County, Kentucky, to Elvin and Amanda Cox Witt, both of whom preceded her in death. 

Florine was a retired specialist with Continental Metal Products, Inc. and a faithful member of Irvine View Holiness Church in Richmond and the last living member of K Street Holiness Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Ann Duncan of Irvine, and Amanda Darlene Roark of Richmond; one son, Dr. Roger Glen Isaacs of Del Rio, Texas; twelve grandchildren, Shane Eugene Duncan (Kathy), Debbie Ann Duncan, Billy Leon Lamb (BJ), Gregory Keith Isaacs (Leslie), Angela Michelle Vaughn (Jamie), Fonda Marie Schooler (Charles), Roger Nathan Isaacs (Keri), Ricky Scott Isaacs, Hannah Amanda Eads (Greg), James Stephen Ceasar-Isaacs, Kenneth Edward Ceasar-Isaacs, Jr., and Elvin Ford Ceasar-Isaacs;  fourteen great grandchildren, Matykka Lopez, Kiara Ely, Johnathan Duncan, Isiah Duncan, Chevy Coffey, Eli Coffey, Jack Denz, Elizabeth Isaacs, Ruth Isaacs, Namon James Isaacs, James Isaacs, Charity Lamb, Stephen Lamb, Matthew Lamb and Joseph Lamb; four great-great-grandchildren,  Grayson Lopez, Kadon Duncan, Ella Duncan and Emilla Lopez as well as one great-granddaughter Moriah on the way. She also leaves one special daughter-in-law, Brenda Isaacs of Richmond; a special friend, Ken Ceasar; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Elmer Isaacs; a daughter, Sharon Faye Lamb; two sons, Elmer Bailey Isaacs and Ricky Darrol Isaacs; one son-in-law, Roy Duncan; two sisters, Minnie Bentley and Ada Bell Horn; and five brothers, Morris, Clelly, Gordon, Nelson, and Gene Witt.

Funeral service for Florine Isaacs will be held at 12:00 Noon Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Charlie Wilson and Bro. J. B.  Alexander officiating.  Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 – 9 PM Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the funeral home.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Randy Scott Parke

Randy Scott Parke, 60, of Richmond, passed away early Thursday morning, October 3, 2019, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center. He was born in Sanford, Florida on March 12, 1959 to the late Bobby G. and Shirley Short Parke.

Randy was a graduate of Madison Central and went on to earn his BS in Computer Science from Eastern Kentucky University. He worked in sales and was a member of the Lexington Road Church of God.

Survivors include: his son, Jared Parke (Jennifer); three sisters, Debbie Jarvis, Michelle Floian (Thomas), and RaNae Hatfield (Brian); a special friend, Darryl Osborne; as well as a host of other extended family and friends.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Monday, October 7, 2019, at the Lexington Road Church of God, 2336 Lexington Road, with Pastor Bill Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9 PM Sunday, at the church. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond, is in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers will be: Christian Jarvis, Dylan Jarvis, Darryl Osborne, Brett Short, Isaac Stanley and Dana Babine.

Edna Louise Ball

Mrs. Edna Louise Whitaker Ball, 70, of Richmond, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Compassionate Care Center. Mrs. Ball, the daughter of Glenmore Whitaker and Rosella Simpson Whitaker, was born in Madison County on November 21, 1948.

She retired from Sherwin Williams as an accountant where she was known as “Weezy Rider.” She loved to read and to listen to Elvis Presley’s music. Her church, Unity Baptist Church, was a very important part of her life.

On March 28, 1970, Louise was united in marriage to Ray Melvin Ball.

Other survivors include: one son: Aaron Ball (Deana Anderson-Ball) of Stamping Ground; two daughters: Lisa Lakes (Jeff Kling) of Lexington; Amber Whitaker (Cody Reinhardt) of Richmond; three brothers: Mike Whitaker (Angie), Terry Whitaker (Tina) and Roger Whitaker (Donna); five grandchildren: David Turner (Sandy), Kevin Turner (Kristina), Wyatt Ball, Warren Ball and Camdyn Whitaker; seven great-grandchildren: Saren, Cora, Audrey, Ethan, Evan, Tallon and Drake and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ball was preceded in death by three brothers: Timmy Whitaker, Jesse Whitaker and Todd Whitaker and her sister: Patricia Ray.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 AM Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Dr. Dennis Brewer officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 9:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Cody Reinhardt, Barry Montgomery, Stevon Montgomery, David Montgomery, Brandon Montgomery and Brandon Whitaker.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Frank Chaney, Harlan Wilson and the past and present employees of Sherwin Williams.

Bertha Ellen Niceley

Mrs. Bertha Ellen Niceley, 81 of Orlando, passed from this life on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at the Terrace Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility in Berea. She was born in Rockcastle County, KY on January 4, 1938 the daughter of Everett and Effie Hensley Coffey.

She was a homemaker and a member of Brush Creek Holiness Church.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews and was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Niceley; three sisters, Tennessee McGuire, Lucille McClasky, and Myrtle Frye; and three brothers, Joe Coffey, Enoch Coffey, and Charlie Coffey.

Visitation will be Wednesday October 2, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at Brush Creek Holiness Church. Funeral service will follow after the visitation. Burial will follow at Briarfield Cemetery.

The family suggests donations to: Briarfield Cemetery Fund, 95 Magnolia Ln., Orlando, KY 40460.

Cloma Hook, age 86, of Worrells Road in Irvine, passed away Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 following a long illness. She was born October 9th, 1932 in Crockett, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Ruben and Elva Ball Fyffe.

She was a compassionate, retired care giver. She worshiped The Lord as a member of the Providence Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bert Hook. Together they lovingly raised their children in Estill County. She is survived by Berta Nell (Jim Byrd) of Powell County, Elva Susan (Daniel) Plowman of Estill County, Jack Oliver Russell of Lee County, Charles Wendell (Lisa) Hook of Madison County, her sisters Joyce Dehaven of Ohio, Jessie Dehaven of Ohio, her brother Hobert Fyffe of Ohio, ten Grandchildren and several Great Grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by one son, William Donovan Russell, five sisters, Laura Mayabb, Bertha Lewis, Nell Kazee, Dovie Lewis, Betty Lewis, and two brothers, Homer Fyffe and Leo Fyffe.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 6th, 2 PM at the Providence Baptist Church by Brother Tim Roberts. Burial will follow in the South Irvine Cemetery. Friends may call after 12:30 PM Sunday at the church until service time.

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