Category Archives: Obituaries

Duane Edward Bratcher

Duane Edward Bratcher

Duane Edward Bratcher, 53, of Berea, died suddenly Sunday, July 7, 2019 at his home. Born September 9, 1965 in Berea, son to Ronnie and the late Freda Robinson Bratcher.

He was a construction worker and accomplished landscaper and member of the Baptist faith. Duane was an authority on all sports, a huge fan and member of the KISS Nation and major memorabilia collector. He was known by everyone in the community for his bright yellow Hummer and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

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OBITUARIES JUN. 30 – JUL. 7, 2019

Amey R. Strunk

Amey R. Strunk, age 97, widow to the late George Strunk, passed away Sunday June 30, 2019 at Madison Manor in Richmond, KY. Mrs. Strunk was born October 18, 1921 in Jackson Co., KY to the late Robert and Sarah Robinson.

Mrs. Strunk loved to quilt, gardening, working in the yard and especially loved her family and to cook for them everything from scratch. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

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Amey R. Strunk

Amey R. Strunk

Amey R. Strunk, age 97, widow to the late George Strunk, passed away Sunday June 30, 2019 at Madison Manor in Richmond, KY. Mrs. Strunk was born October 18, 1921 in Jackson Co., KY to the late Robert and Sarah Robinson.

Mrs. Strunk loved to quilt, gardening, working in the yard and especially loved her family and to cook for them everything from scratch. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

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OBITUARIES JUN. 23-30, 2019

Millard Gordon Richmond

Millard Gordon Richmond, age 77, passed away Tuesday June 25, 2019 at his residence in Rockcastle County. Mr. Richmond was born May 11, 1942 in Rockcastle County, KY to the late William Anderson and Vida Combs Richmond.

Gordon was a man of many talents. He was a farmer, worked a small number of years at goodwill in Louisville, KY, he was a caregiver to his parents, loved to watch sports of all kinds and was an avid U.K. Fan. Gordon was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

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Millard Gordon Richmond

Millard Gordan Richmond

Millard Gordon Richmond, age 77, passed away Tuesday June 25, 2019 at his residence in Rockcastle County. Mr. Richmond was born May 11, 1942 in Rockcastle County, KY to the late William Anderson and Vida Combs Richmond.

Gordon was a man of many talents. He was a farmer, worked a small number of years at goodwill in Louisville, KY, he was a caregiver to his parents, loved to watch sports of all kinds and was an avid U.K. Fan. Gordon was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

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Joann Eversole

Joann Eversole

Joann Eversole, age 75 of Gabbard Road, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019 at UK Bluegrass Hospice Care Center in Lexington. Joann was born in Jackson County, Kentucky to the late Dexter and Chloe Clark Forman.

She was a homemaker, a foster mother, and a member of the holiness faith. She attended Big Hill Holiness Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two siblings, Faye Carpenter and Euel Akemon.

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OBITUARIES JUN. 16-23, 2019

Gage Carter Griffin

Gage Carter Griffin, 5, of Waynesburg, KY passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019. He was born December 1, 2013 in Lexington, KY to Eddie Griffin Jr. of Wayne County, KY and Amanda Shepherd Martin of Waynesburg, KY.

He was a real superhero and called himself “the real batman”. He loved Batman, riding four wheelers, playing with his sisters, and loved camouflage and boots.  He was also a student at Waynesburg Elementary School.

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Alice Faye Gabbard

Alice Faye Johnson Gabbard, age 75, of Paint Lick, KY, wife of Dallis Gabbard for 58 years, passed over to her heavenly home Tuesday June 18, 2019 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, KY. Faye was born November 9, 1943 in Berea, KY to the late Miley & Myrtle Malicote Johnson.

Faye was a retired employee of Motor Wheel after 20 years of service, she loved raising flowers for everyone to see, loved her church, and especially loved her family. She was a member of Church On The Rock.

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OBITUARIES JUN. 9-16, 2019

Loretta Gulley

Loretta Lackey Gulley, 83, of Richmond, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at her home. She was born in Garrard County, Kentucky on Friday, July 12, 1935 the daughter of the late Beecham and Cordie Ward Lackey.

She was a retired dietician with Madison County Schools having worked at Clark Moores Middle School for many years. She was a member of the Poosey Methodist Church and in later years really enjoyed going to Better Burger Restaurant and visiting with her friends.

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Richard Bryant Drake

Richard Bryant Drake

Richard Bryant Drake was born August 5, 1925 in Ames, Iowa and died on June 7, 2019 in Berea, Kentucky. He married Julia Leland Angevine Drake in 1945. 

Dr. Drake was a professor of history at Berea College from 1956 to 1993. He loved Berea and wrote a book on the history of Appalachia. A long time member of Union Church, he sang in the choir and participated in numerous musical events and church governing committees. Dick graduated from Doane College and married Judy before his military service began. He attended graduate school at the University of Chicago and Emory University. He was very active in social issues in the 60’s and 70’s and spent a few decades serving on the Board of Kobe College in Japan. His children especially remember family stories and camping trips to Michigan and Colorado.

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OBITUARIES JUN. 2-9, 2019

Cooper Shane Rickson

Cooper Shane Rickson, 15, of Berea died Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at his residence. He was a Anniston, Alabama native born April 19, 2004, son of Michael and Christi Boldin Rickson.

He was a student at Madison Southern High School where he was active in the ROTC program. Cooper loved animals, enjoyed fishing, video games and riding his motor cycle.

In addition to his loving parents he is survived by his brother, Austin Rickson (Savannaha Burns); maternal grandparents, Larry and Diane Boldin; paternal grandmother, Glenda Rickson; aunt, Leigh Rainwater (Alan).

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OBITUARIES MAY 26 – JUN. 2, 2019

Donna Kay Clontz

Donna Kay Clontz

Donna Kay Clontz, age 75, passed away Thursday May 30, 2019 at her residence in Berea, KY. Donna was born January 15, 1944 in Pulaski County, KY to the late William Richard and Francis Burdine Woodall.

Donna was a very giving person. She enjoyed yard sales, cooking for everyone and especially loved her children and grandchildren. Donna was of the Pentecostal faith and a member of Crestview Holy Sanctuary Church. Continue reading OBITUARIES MAY 26 – JUN. 2, 2019

Donna Kay Clontz

Donna Kay Clontz

Donna Kay Clontz

Donna Kay Clontz, age 75, passed away Thursday May 30, 2019 at her residence in Berea, KY. Donna was born January 15, 1944 in Pulaski County, KY to the late William Richard and Francis Burdine Woodall.

Donna was a very giving person. She enjoyed yard sales, cooking for everyone and especially loved her children and grandchildren. Donna was of the Pentecostal faith and a member of Crestview Holy Sanctuary Church. Continue reading Donna Kay Clontz

Jerry Rice Rose

Jerry Rice Rose

Jerry Rice Rose

Jerry Rice Rose, age 63, husband of Lucy Mae McKinney Rose passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was born March 17, 1956 in Lexington, KY to the late Boyd and Virginia Mae Young Rose.

Mr. Rose was a cattle farmer, enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He was of the Baptist faith attending the Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary VanWinkle, and Nancy Rose. Continue reading Jerry Rice Rose

Fraley: We need to develop a sense of gratitude for our service men and women

Berea Mayor Bruce Fraley was the guest speaker at the American Legion Post 50 Memorial Day Program on Sunday. He is pictured with Jake Johnson, commander, Post 50. Among other key points, Fraley said we need to be resolved to help younger Americans realize the steep price that is and has been paid for freedom.

American Legion Post 50 hosted the Memorial Day program at Berea Cemetery on Sunday in a ceremony that featured the Madison Southern High School Air Force ROTC and the Madison County Veterans Honor Guard. Continue reading Fraley: We need to develop a sense of gratitude for our service men and women

OBITUARIES MAY 12-19, 2019

Matt Poynter JR.

Matt Poynter Jr.

Matt “Mickey” Poynter, Jr. age 67, husband for 33 years to Doris Browning Poynter, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Baptist Health Lexington following a brief illness. Mickey was born December 26, 1951 in Stanford, KY to the late Matt and Annie Reed Poynter.

He was a US Army Veteran serving as gunner on the Huey Medivac helicopters during the Vietnam Conflict. Mickey was a member of Church on The Rock, the most loved poppy and papaw of all, loved to go camping and fishing. He was a former member of the Berea Masonic Lodge # 617, F. & A.M. and former member of the Berea Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad. Mickey was also known as the Mayor of East Haiti Road. Continue reading OBITUARIES MAY 12-19, 2019

Matt Poynter Jr.

Matt Poynter JR.

Matt Poynter Jr.

Matt “Mickey” Poynter, Jr. age 67, husband for 33 years to Doris Browning Poynter, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Baptist Health Lexington following a brief illness. Mickey was born December 26, 1951 in Stanford, KY to the late Matt and Annie Reed Poynter.

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Viola Aileen Bowlin


Viola Aileen Bowlin

Viola Aileen Byrd Bowlin, age 86, widow of the late John Leslie Bowlin, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester, KY. Viola was born October 5, 1932 in Berea, KY to the late Hugh and Cora Byrd.

She was a homemaker, loved Nascar, Basketball, and was of the Christian Faith.

Other than her husband and parents Viola was preceded in death by five brothers, Wallace Byrd, Charles Byrd, Hugh Byrd, Jr., Buram Byrd, Cecil Byrd, four sisters, Norine Byrd Golonski, Hazel Byrd Osborne, Ada Byrd Lunsford, and Bertha Lee Byrd Kidwell. Continue reading Viola Aileen Bowlin

OBITUARIES MAY 5-12, 2019

Robert Lee Hughes

Robert Lee Hughes

Robert Lee Hughes, age 87, husband of Aileen, passed away at his home on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 at 7:30 pm. He was born January 30, 1932.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Davis & Powell Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation will be 6-8 pm Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the First Christian Church of Berea. 206 Chestnut Street, Berea, KY 40403

Effie Linville

Effie Linville

Effie Adams Linville age 88, wife of the late Elmer Lewis Linville passed away Friday May 10, 2019 at the Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Berea.

Effie was a city girl who was transformed into a country farm girl after marriage to her husband Elmer Lewis Linville. She worked on the farm, cooked for the hired farm hands, and raised four children. She developed a lot of friends throughout her life. In her later years of life, she had a list of friends that she called every day to check on their well-being. She was a member of the Liberty Avenue Baptist Church, and was a house keeper at Berea Hospital for many years.

Effie is survived by her children: Daughter – Kathy (Jimmy) Dean, Grandsons – Jared (Becky) Dean, Great Grandchildren Zachary James Dean; Emily Grace Dean, Grandson – Jeff (Alicia) Dean, Great Grandchildren Alexis K. Dean: Allison K. Dean. Son – Randy (Joan) Linville, Granddaughter – Brandi Linville , Great Grandchildren – Kaylee Combs, Grandson – Kristopher (Amanda) Linville, Great Granddaughter – Olivia Linville, Great Grandson – Karter Keith Linville Son – Rodger (Phyllis) Linville, Granddaughter Katie Linville Meece (David), Grandson Josh Linville Son – Robert L. (Alice) Linville, Granddaughter – Renee Linville, Great grandsons – Kole Linville, Quinton Bryar Keith Sears, Riley Dillion, Granddaughter – Robin (Justin) Thomas, Great Grandson – Braden Arron Thomas, Great Granddaughter – Hadley Thomas, Great Grandson – Nathan Robert Thomas, Granddaughter – Rebecca (Andy) Linville, Great Grandsons – Colin Linville, Rowan Moss Linville Niece – Carol Leming (Earl) Seals, Great nephew – Joey Seals, and Great-grand nieces Biancha and Madison Seals, Great nephew Shane Seals, Great Grand Nephew – Luke Seals, Nephew – Thomas Adams, Niece – Lisa Adams (Henry) Cooney, and great-niece Tammy (Tony) Willis.

Effie was preceded in death by: Her Husband – Elmer Lewis Linville, Parents – Larkin and Sallee Adams, Younger Brother – Raymond Adams, Older Brother – Leemon Adams, his wife Bernice, son – Jerry Adams, Older Sister – Evelyn Leming, niece – Joanne Leming Whittemore, great nephew – Donnie Whittemore, great-niece Rochelle Seals.

Special thank you to Caregivers, Bonnie Hopkins, Sue Harrison, Tammy Hackworth, and Lois Sanchez, all of the staff at the Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation and her neighbor Mary Beth Bevins.

Funeral services for Effie will be Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 10 am at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Rev. Ken Felty and Rev. Kenny Davis officiating, burial will be in the Scaffold Cane Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday May 13, 2019 from 6-9 pm at the Funeral Home.

Deborah Chenault

Deborah Chenault, 65, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. She was the daughter of the late Floyd B. and Ollie Watkins Chenault.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

Anna Norris

Anna Eversole Norris, 83, of Richmond, passed away Friday, May 10, 2019 at her home. She was born October 24, 1935 in Richmond, KY, to Stanley and Alice Morris Eversole, both of whom preceded her in death and she was the widow of Kenneth Donald Norris.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, A. J. Eversole and a sister, Virginia Eversole. Anna was a retired assistant manager of the former First Federal Savings & Loan Co. and an active member of Waco Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, JoAnn Norris Caudill of Paris, KY; one grandson, Thomas Ryan Floyd (Jennifer Hall) of Richmond, KY and granddaughter, Amanda Mullins (Eric) of Winchester, KY; her sisters, Lorraine Cotton and Loretta Howell (Bryson) both of Richmond; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Funeral service for Anna will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Glenn Pruitt officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Chris Howell, TY Babb, Aaron Austin, Eric Mullins, Donald Howell, Dale Howell and Jimmy Parker.

Donations are suggested to Waco Baptist Church, 3646 Irvine Road, Waco, KY 40385.

Carl Sizemore

Carl Sizemore, 59, of Richmond, the son of Marie Barrett, passed away Friday, May 10, 2019, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

Kenneth Ray Sizemore

Kenneth Ray Sizemore, 53, of Richmond, passed away Friday evening May 10, 2019, after arrival at Baptist Health – Richmond, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was born in Richmond, Kentucky on October 26, 1965 to Helen Harvey Sizemore Lovett and the late Stanley Sizemore.

Kenneth was a former groundskeeper at Eastern Kentucky University and of the Baptist faith. He loved his family and was always willing to lend a hand with a kind smile.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Sheila J. Whitaker Sizemore of Richmond; two children, Tamara Sizemore and Kenneth Joshua Sizemore, both of Richmond; one sister, Linda Lowery (Darrel) of Richmond; three brothers, Bobby Sizemore (Brenda) of Lawrenceburg, Paul Wayne Sizemore and Stanley Sizemore, Jr. (Eve) both of Richmond; four grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral for Kenneth will be held at 11 AM Monday, May 13, 2019 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 – 8 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

Millie Frances Long

Millie Frances Long

Millie Frances Cornelison Long, 90, of Lexington, formerly of Richmond, the widow of George William Long, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at her home. She was born March 12, 1929 in Madison County, to the late Robert and Ethie Wright Cornelison.

She was a registered nurse, and graduate of St. Joseph Nursing School and had worked at St. Joseph Hospital and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Lexington. Millie Frances was a very loving mother was loved by all who knew her.

Survivors include her son, William Long and daughter Missie Lynch (Eddie), both of Lexington; three grandchildren, Patrick Lynch of Tampa, FL, Francis Lynch (Brennan) of Washington, D.C. and Colin Lynch (Devin) of Memphis, TN and one great grandchild, Maeve Lynch. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James H. “Bud” Cornelison.

The family will have private services later with burial in the Richmond Cemetery. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Catholic Action Center, 1055 Industry Road,Lexington, KY 40505.

Katherine Ann Tudor

Katherine Tudor

Katherine “Katie” Smith Tudor, 78, of Richmond, passed away at her home on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Born August 4, 1940, in Richmond, she was the daughter of Elmer T. and Myrtle Madden Smith, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her step-mother, Ruby Smith, and her grandparents, Bradley & Martha Smith and James & Florabell Madden

Katie was a retired Westinghouse machine operator. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Linden Street Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond Tudor; one daughter, Vickie Lynn Hardy of Richmond; one son, Larry David Horn (Frances) of Dreyfus; three step-sons, Robert Tudor (Sherry) of Casey County, Billy Tudor (Donna) of Richmond, and Michael Tudor (Karen) of Oldham County; one brother, Edgar “Tiny” Smith (Helen); one step-brother, Randall VanWinkle; one step sister, Shirley Collard.

She also leaves nine grandchildren, Christie Horn, Jennifer Gullett, Dustin Anglin, Brad Tudor, Brian Tudor, Shannon Horn, Matthew Tudor, Steven Tudor, and Paige Howard, along with numerous great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral service for Katie Tudor will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, May 10, 2019 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Barnes officiating. Visitation will be from 6 – 9 PM Thursday at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Doug Gray

Ralph Douglas Gray

Ralph Douglas “Doug” Gray, 74, husband of Mildred Gray, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019, at the Community Living Center of The VA Medical Center in Lexington. Doug was born in Richmond, Kentucky on April 14, 1945, to Wade and Irene Turner Gray, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was the second oldest of nine children. He attended Waco Elementary School and was a 1964 graduate of Madison Central High School. Except for the time spent in the Military, he was a lifelong resident of Madison County. Doug was retired from The Madison County School System. He was of the Holiness faith and was a member of The Old Path Holiness Church.

Upon graduation from high school, Doug enlisted in the U.S. Army. Most of his three years were spent as a long distance truck driver in Europe. This experience allowed him to travel extensively throughout all the NATO Countries. He often reflected upon this time as a highlight of his early years. He was honorably discharged in 1967.

Doug was married to Mildred Cain in 1967. They have one daughter: Michelle Gray Haigh (Jason); three grandchildren: Logan, Chelsea and Dalton Haigh all of Madison County. Additionally, he is survived by six siblings: Naomi Prather, Teresa Combs (Billy), Randall Gray, Larry Gray, Billy Gray (Paula), all of Richmond and Michael Gray (Sally) of Lancaster. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents, Doug was preceded in death by two brothers: Wayne and Gary Gray.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Friday at The Old Path Holiness Church, 3253 Old Irvine Road, Richmond with Rev. Marvin Marshall and Rev. Anthony Cruse officiating. Burial will follow in The Flatwoods Cemetery at Waco. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 PM Thursday at The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, Richmond and after 10 AM Friday at the church.

Pallbearers will be: Kenny Neal, Roger Thomas, Randall Scott, Logan Haigh, Dalton Haigh and Darrell Northern. Serving as an honorary pallbearer will be: Chelsea Haigh.

Doug loved life and was a friend of many. His recent interests included travel, fishing, and any activities that his grandchildren were involved in.

Emma Jo Day

Emma Jo Noland Burgin Day, 91, the widow of Jim Ed Day, passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 8, 2019 at The Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Mrs. Day was born on March 8, 1928, the daughter of the late Travis and Mary L. Parks Noland.

She was a homemaker and a member of The Tates Creek Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir.

Survivors include her son: Shelby Joe Burgin; one sister: Nancy Gross as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband: Shelby Burgin Jr., two sisters: Ann Tribble and Frances Allen and three brothers: Tom F. Noland, Robert L. Noland and James W. Noland.

Graveside Service 1:30 PM Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Richmond Cemetery. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers will be: Jimmy Allen, James Gross, Colin Gross, Charlie Day, Doug Cobb and Leslie Brandenburg.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to The Tates Creek Baptist Church, 1255 Boonesboro Road, Richmond, KY 40475

Karl S. Park Jr.

Karl S. Park Jr.

Karl S. Park, Jr., 93, husband of Ella Freeman Park, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at his home after a brief illness. He was born on his family farm in 1925, the son of the late Karl S. Park, Sr. and Ann Laura Irby Park.

He farmed that land until his death. He had retired as a technician for Kentucky Artificial Breeding Association. He was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church where he had previously served on the Finance and Trustee committees. He had also served as chairman of the Administrative Council at First Methodist. He was past chairman of the board at Pattie A. Clay Hospital (Baptist Health Richmond) and also had served as Chairman of the Board of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Richmond. He was a member of the Kentucky Bankers Association, a member of The Richmond Masonic Lodge No. 25 and was a member of the Madison County Farm Bureau. K.S. served during World War II in the United States Navy

A charter member of the Eastern Kentucky University Colonel Club, he was an avid fan of sports, especially EKU’s teams where he traveled many times with the football and basketball teams to post-season competition. He followed his two sons and his grandchildren while they played baseball, basketball and softball for many years, rarely missing a game.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Ella; two sons: Karl Park III (Shelley) and Mike Park (Lynda); three grandchildren: Michael Park (Belinda) of Richmond, Rachel Park of Lexington; and Drew Park (Kathleen) of Georgetown; one brother: Forniss R. Park and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Park was also preceded in death by a sister: Alliegordon Park Kaylor.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 AM Saturday, May 11, 2019 at The First United Methodist Church, 401 West Main St., Richmond with Rev. Bruce Nettleton, Rev. Eugene Strange and Rev. Bill Fort officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 pm Friday at the church with Masonic Rites to be conducted at 8:00 P.M. The Combs, Parsons and Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will include Jimmy Cain, Jesse Cain, Gayle Freeman, Bobby Harris, Bob Lilly, Bill Grise, Webber Hamilton and John Hamilton. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers are Tony Whitaker, Richard Thomas, Walt Ecton, C. L. Cole and John Ferguson.

The family suggests expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to the First United Methodist Church.

Willard Lee Puckett

Willard Lee Puckett, age 88, of Furnace Junction in Ravenna passed away Friday, May 10, 2019 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond following a short illness. He was born January 19, 1936 in Estill County to the late Allen and Elizabeth Crouch Puckett.

He was a carpenter and had lived in Estill County all his life.

He is survived by: His Wife: Mary Katherine Moreland Puckett 1 Son: Nicholas Ray Puckett Madison Co. 2 Sisters: Beatrice West Estill Co.
Jenny Lou Berry Jackson Co. 6 Grandchildren: Andy Lee Conner, Ronnie Wayne Story, Christopher Puckett, Dennis Puckett, Denise Puckett and Joshua Puckett. 7 Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Vanessa Gayle Puckett Taylor, 2 sisters; Ida B. West and Sally Markland, and 1 brother, James Puckett.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, May 13, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Mark Pearson. Burial will be in the Crowe Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 to 1 on Monday at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Henry Crouch, Andrew Conner, Josh Puckett, Dennis Puckett, Andy Conner and Richard Johnson. Honorary: Bill Rogers.

Daniel Ray Smyth

Daniel Ray Smyth

Daniel Ray Smyth was born October 16, 1984 in Richmond, KY and departed this life Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Berea, being 34 years of age. He was the son of the Lavinda (Chris) Isaacs of McKee and Lonnie (Debbie) Tillery of Lancaster.

In addition to his parents, Daniel is also survived by his son, Landon Smyth of Annville and by four sisters, Kayla Hunter of McKee, Kelly Cole of McKee, Tina Lainhart of Annville and Janet Morris of Annville.

Daniel was a member of the Living Faith Worship Center in Richmond.

Funeral service 1:00 PM Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. David Hansel officiating. Burial to follow in the Pilgrams Rest Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Corey Hunter, Timmy Smyth, Josh Adkins, Ronald Lewis, Lonnie Tillery & Boyce Smith.

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