Category Archives: Obituaries

OBITUARIES FEB. 10-17, 2019

William Woods

William Woods

Rev. William “Bill” Woods age 72, of Berea, passed away Friday February 15, 2019 at Berea Health and Rehabilitation Center with Hospice in Berea. Bill was born February 10, 1947 in Berea, to Jack and Marie Woods who preceded him in death.

He was retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a social worker, and he was a member of Middletown Baptist Church where he was the pastor for over 28 years. Bill was also a member of the SASS-single action shooting society, member of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation, Society of Boonesboro/Boone Society, CCDW-conceal and carry deadly weapons instructor, Master Bow hunter instructor and trainer, he has his Federal Firearms License, and he was the coach for NASP Archery at Silver Creek Elementary, and Bill volunteered for 36 years as a master instructor with the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Hunter education program. Continue reading OBITUARIES FEB. 10-17, 2019

Waldo Fox

Waldo Fox

Waldo Fox

Waldo Fox age 78, husband of Christine Potter Fox, died Thursday Feb. 14, 2019 at Baptist Health in Lexington, KY. Waldo was retired from Okonite Company, he was born in West Virginia to the late Willard Clark and Clarice Mirene Waldo Fox, and he was a member of the Baptist Faith.

Waldo is survived by his wife Christine Fox, his children: Phillip (Charli) Fox, James (Paula) Fox, and Sandy (Jody) Hellard, his sisters: Rose Gillett, and Violet Minitch, and his grandchildren: Brian (Alisha) Fox, Chelsea Fox, Brooke (Roly) Thacker, Destiny (Chris) Little, Emilea Fox, Addisyn Fox, and Kerrigan Fox, his great grandchildren: Alex Fox, Chris Fox, Gabby Fox, Sadie Fox, Bayleigh Thacker, Eli Thacker, Lilly Thacker, and Ayden Little, his step grandchildren: Continue reading Waldo Fox

OBITUARIES FEB. 3-10, 2019

Clarence Ramey Jr

Clarence Ramey Jr.

Clarence “Jimmy” Ramey Jr., husband of 46 years, to the late Gladys Brock Ramey, passed away Thursday February 7, 2019 at his residence in Berea, Ky. Mr. Ramey was born November 6, 1924 in Salyersville, Ky., to the late Clarence Ramey Sr. and Ella Missouri Tackett Ramey.

He was a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather, and always willing to help others. Mr. Ramey was a WWII Veteran, member of the 172nd Combat Engineers where he served in four major campaigns in Europe, landing on Omaha Beech the day after D-Day, Northern France, Battle of the Bulge, Rhineland and Central Europe. He built the first Bailey Bridge over the Rhine River that Gen. Patton walked out on, and a 60 plus year member of the Local Union #452. Mr. Ramey was of the Holiness Faith. Continue reading OBITUARIES FEB. 3-10, 2019

Danny Bradford Riddle

Danny Bradford Riddle

Danny Bradford Riddle

Danny “Doc” Bradford Riddle, 63, of Covington, KY, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Born in Louisville, KY on December 19, 1955, Doc was the son of the late James and Barbara Riddle.

Doc had a passion for cars and enjoyed watching car races at the Kentucky Speedway. He loved indulging in great food and sports of all kinds, but especially enjoyed the Bengals. A long-haul truck driver by trade, Doc will always be remembered as a man who made the most of his life in every way possible. Continue reading Danny Bradford Riddle

Daniel Ray Leger

Daniel Ray Leger

Daniel Ray Leger

Daniel “Danny” Ray Leger, age 51, passed away Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at Baptist Health Richmond. He was born January 25, 1968 to the late James and Icey Van Winkle Leger.

Danny loved his children and spending time with his family, enjoyed working on lawn mowers, watching drag racing and loved Dodge Trucks. He was of the Holiness faith.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by seven siblings, Samuel Van Winkle, Ada Harvey, Ronald Van Winkle, Dorothy Phillips, James Riley Leger, Leon Leger, and Donna Leger. Continue reading Daniel Ray Leger

OBITUARIES JAN. 27 – FEB. 3, 2019

Neal Shannon James II

Neal Shannon James II

Neal “Banjo Man” Shannon James II, 55, of Stanford, KY passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019 in Willisburg, KY. Born August 10, 1963 in Stanford, KY to the late Neal James and Nancy Poynter James.

Neal was a graduate of Lincoln County High School, a former employee of ATR Inc., and a member of Willow Grove Baptist Church. He was a Kentucky Colonel and was a songwriter/musician that led him to become a member of BMI, the largest music rights group in the United States. Continue reading OBITUARIES JAN. 27 – FEB. 3, 2019

Sandra Durham

Sandra Durham

Sandra Durham

Sandra Sue Webb Durham age 71, wife of Joe Durham Jr., passed away Thursday Jan. 31, 2019 at Baptist Health in Richmond. Sandra was born in Cincinnati, OH to Edna Hensley of Berea and the late Greene Webb.

She was a loving mother to seven children and wife to Joe, and she was a member of the Holiness Faith.

Sandra was preceded in death by her brother Danny Hensley and Mother and Father-in-law Oma and Joe Durham, and her son-in-law Joe Lewis. Continue reading Sandra Durham

Joyce Powell

Joyce Powell

Joyce Powell

Joyce Kay Willis Powell, age 76, widow of the late Amos Powell, passed away Tuesday Jan. 29, 2019 at Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Ky. Mrs. Powell was born March 17, 1942 in Estill County, Ky., to the late John & Maggie Carpenter Willis.

She worked in housekeeping and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Mrs. Powell is survived one son, Chris Powell and his wife Irene of Richmond, Ky., daughter-in-law Patricia Gail Powell, five brothers, Harry Willis, Carmon Willis, Wesley Willis, Tommy Willis, Lermon Willis, two sisters, Sue Dixon, Ruby Willis, four grandchildren, Ashley Worsham, Tyler Powell, Charles Powell, Clayton Powell, and two great grandchildren, Austin Worsham, and Sadie Worsham. Continue reading Joyce Powell

OBITUARIES JAN. 20-27, 2019

Robert J. Long

Robert J. Long

Dr. Robert J. Long, 83, passed away suddenly at his home, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Bob was born in Montgomery County to the late Millard Fillmore and Mattie Barnes Long.

He was past president of the Berea Hospital Medical Staff, past board member of Peoples Bank and Trust, and past president of Berea Country Club. He practiced medicine in Berea for over 42 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and enjoyed fishing and golfing in his free time.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his siblings, Joyce, Wayne, Grace, Leonard, Mary, Florene, and Larry. Continue reading OBITUARIES JAN. 20-27, 2019

Homer Baker

Homer Baker

Homer Baker

Homer Baker, 83, of Berea, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019 Peacefully at home with his family. He was born in Clay County, Kentucky on August 28, 1935, to Easter and Albert Baker, both of whom preceded him in death.

Homer graduated from Lafayette High School in Lexington, KY. He attended Eastern Kentucky University, and served 4 years in US Navy. He was a trooper with Kentucky State Police for 10 years and was President of Baker’s Siding Inc. for 35 years and was also a CCDW instructor for 21 years. Continue reading Homer Baker

Fred Earl Harrison

Fred Earl Harrison

Fred Earl Harrison

Mr. Fred Earl “Red” Harrison, age 89 of Caryville, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019.

He was a former member of Coolidge First Baptist Church and currently a member of Caryville First Baptist Church. He was a very well known and highly accomplished musician, playing his signature instrument, the upright bass. Over the years Red had a great opportunity to play music all around the U.S. and even internationally with names big and small. Most recently he played with the house band at Rickard Ridge BBQ at Cove Lake.

Preceded in death by Wife, Rose Lee Wilma Kathleen Harrison, Son, James William “Billy” Harrison, Parents, William Harvey and Dicie Lawson Harrison, and several Brothers and Sisters. Continue reading Fred Earl Harrison

Bige Marshall

Bige Marshall

Bige Marshall

Bige Marshall, age 88, passed away Sunday January 20, 2019 at his residence in Berea, Ky. Mr. Marshall was born October 21, 1930 in Owsley County, Ky., to the late Columbus and Mattie Thomas Marshall.

Mr. Marshall was retired from Ford Motor Company where he built transmissions. He loved hunting, fishing, westerns on tv, and mostly enjoyed his grandchildren. Mr. Marshall was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Marshall is survived by two children, Melody Powell and her husband Jake of Berea, Ky., Jeff Marshall and his wife Linda of Southside, Tn., and one sister Gail Locke of Hamilton, Ohio. He is also survived by thirty-five grand and great grandchildren. Continue reading Bige Marshall

OBITUARIES JAN. 13-20, 2019

Lillian Daugherty

Lillian Daugherty

Mrs. Lillian Maxine Cash Daugherty, age 94, of Brodhead, widow of Junior Daugherty , passed away Monday, January 14th, 2019, at the Terrace in Berea, KY, surrounded by her family.
Maxine was born a daughter of the late Homer Cash, and the late Cordia Singleton Cash on November 1st, 1924.

She was a former employee of Cowden Manufacturing at Stanford, KY; for eleven years. She also worked at Joe Browns Grocery for ten years. She was a very active member of the Ottawa Baptist Church, she enjoyed her family, gardening and flowers. She also enjoyed making fried apple pies for special people. Continue reading OBITUARIES JAN. 13-20, 2019

Bernice S. Turner

Bernice S. Turner

Bernice S. Turner

Bernice S. Turner, age 72, of Red Lick, passed away January 12, 2019.

Bernice was retired from the Madison County School System after 28 years of service as a bus driver and cook. As a child, she attended Owsley Fork Baptist Church and also some churches of the Holiness faith. Bernice was a very hard worker who loved her family, gardening and tending to neighboring families. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Bernice is survived by her husband, Ermon E. Turner Jr., sons, Jimmy (Kim) Turner, Mitchell Turner; daughter Rebecca Mays; sisters, Beulah (Bobby) Ball, Idona Turner, Jenetta (Jimmie) Lamb, and Linda (Rip) VanWinkle; grandchildren, Jarred Turner, Cloya Brooke Norton, Cody Turner, Nieca Mays, and Dustin Eldridge; 13 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Continue reading Bernice S. Turner

OBITUARIES JAN. 6-13, 2019

Marvin Nelson Gill Jr.

Nelson Gill Jr.

Nelson Gill Jr. age 41, passed away Saturday Jan. 5, 2019 at U.K. Medical Center in Lexington Ky. Nelson was born July 26, 1977 in Richmond Ky., to Marvin Nelson Gill Sr. and the late Linda Kay Montgomery Gill.

Nelson was an avid outdoors-man, hunting, fishing, four wheeling and liked working on the farm. He also loved his dog Bugsy. Continue reading OBITUARIES JAN. 6-13, 2019

Janie Pearson

Janie Pearson

Janie Pearson

Janie Marie Johnson Pearson, 80, of Berea, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Rockcastle Regional Hospital & Respiratory Care Center in Mt. Vernon after a short illness. Born May 24, 1938 in Madison County, daughter of the late Ralph “ET” and Alberta Carrier Johnson.

She was a retired line worker at Parker-Seal for forty years. Working six days a week for several years, she would have kept working had the plant not closed. A proud member of the Berea Church of God, when God made Janie, He made a Saint! Always caring, loving, smiling and willing to help out any way she could. Serving God all her life and loving her children were special joys every day. She also enjoyed reading the Bible and sitting on the front porch watching the cars go by. Janie loved to cook when able, when not she told her daughters what to get and cook which included her favorites: cornbread, fried potatoes, vegetable soup, taco salads, cold cut subs and strawberry milkshakes. She loved watching the Food Network and simple dining at Red Lobster, Steak & Shake and Taco Tico. Continue reading Janie Pearson

George Douglas Bryant

George Douglas Bryant

George Douglas Bryant

George Douglas Bryant, age 72, of Dogwood Drive, passed away, Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. George was born in Berea, Kentucky to the late George Theodore and Alma Christine McKeehan Bryant.

He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, was a retired employee of Delta Natural Gas, and a longtime member of Moore’s Grocery Lunch Bunch.

George is survived by his wife Geneva “Genny” Sharp Bryant, two daughters, Genene Rogers and Georganna (Doug) Kirby; one sister, Dinahbet Hall; and three grandchildren, Dalton Rogers, Kelsey Rogers, and Levi Kirby. Continue reading George Douglas Bryant

Nelson Gill Jr.

Marvin Nelson Gill Jr.

Nelson Gill Jr.

Nelson Gill Jr. age 41, passed away Saturday Jan. 5, 2019 at U.K. Medical Center in Lexington Ky. Nelson was born July 26, 1977 in Richmond Ky., to Marvin Nelson Gill Sr. and the late Linda Kay Montgomery Gill.

Nelson was an avid outdoors-man, hunting, fishing, four wheeling and liked working on the farm. He also loved his dog Bugsy.

Other than his father Nelson is survived by his Fiancé Jamie Johnson, by one sister Heather Montgomery Gilreath and her husband Timothy of London, Ky., two brothers, Ryan Nelson Gill, Marvin Jacob Gill both of Lancaster, Ky., Step-daughter, Kayla Shackelford of Berea, Ky., one nephew Anthony Hicks, two nieces Samantha Hicks, and Sabrina Hicks. Continue reading Nelson Gill Jr.

OBITUARIES DEC. 30, 2018 – JAN. 6, 2019

ROBERT GENE RHODUS

Robert Gene Rhodus

Robert Gene Rhodus, age 75, husband of Marilynn Kay Eden Rhodus, passed away December 31, 2018 at Saint Joseph Berea Hospital. Robert was born February 27, 1943 in Winchester, Ky., to the late Carl and Lillie Mae Rogers Rhodus.

Robert was a metal heat treater with National Metal Processing and retired after 33yrs of service. He was a Poultry and Rabbit Judge for 16yrs with the Ky State Fairs in Estill and Madison Counties. He loved his grandchildren dearly. Robert attended Middletown Baptist Church. Continue reading OBITUARIES DEC. 30, 2018 – JAN. 6, 2019

Delores E Anderson


Delores E Anderson

Delores E Anderson, age 82, formerly of Berea, Kentucky passed away on Monday, December 31, 2018 at her residence in North Port, Florida. She was born April 14, 1936 in Paintsville, KY. Her parents were John and Elizabeth McClellan.

She lived in Berea for most of her life and worked at the Berea Hospital for over 40 years in various positions. She was a member for many years of Liberty Avenue Baptist Church, where she made many lifelong friends. Continue reading Delores E Anderson