Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries May 27 to June 3, 2012

Louanna Falin

Louanna Brewer Falin

Louanna Brewer Falin, 66, of Berea died Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. She was born December 14, 1945, daughter of the late William David and Maggie Hensley Brewer.

Louanna was a homemaker, member of the Pentecostal Faith, a former resident of Mt. Vernon and a resident of Berea for the past three months.

Survivors include 4 children, Samuel Hicks, David Hicks, Barbara Tincher, Danny Hicks; 6 siblings, Ruby Kendrick, Freddy Brewer, Harvey Brewer, Benny Brewer, Marsha Olinger, Betty Estes; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Marsha Williams.

Memorial Service to be held later, date and time will be announced. Continue reading Obituaries May 27 to June 3, 2012

Obituaries May 20 to May 27, 2012

Charles Pingleton

Charles ‘Cornbread’ Pingleton

Charles Lee “Cornbread” Pingleton, 59, of Copper Creek, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012, at his home. He was the husband of Donna Jean (Durham) Pingleton, whom he married on May 29, 1993.

Charles was born in Garrard County on April 9, 1953. He was the son of the late Samuel Dewey and Stella Margaret (Kidwell) Pingleton. He was a member of the Valley Baptist Church.

He is survived by: wife, Donna Jean Pingleton of Copper Creek; two daughters, Chase and husband, Shawn Williams, and Page and husband, Continue reading Obituaries May 20 to May 27, 2012

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Margaret Burnell

Margaret Burnell

Margaret Burnell age 81 of White Station Rd. Berea, died Wednesday May 23, 2012 in Richmond. Margaret is the daughter of the late Russell and Lucy Cochran Burnell.

Margaret was the manager of the old Berea Theater, she was a member of the Whites Memorial Presbyterian Church and she was preceded in death by her brothers; Charles and William Burnell. Margaret is survived by her sister Evelyn Hamilton of Berea, and a brother Bill Collins of Berea, as well as 3 nieces a nephew and step nephew.

Graveside services for Margaret will be Friday May 25, 2012 at the Berea Continue reading Obituaries May 20 to May 27, 2012 (continued)

Obituaries May 13 to May 20, 2012

Hubert Lamb

Hubert Lamb

Hubert Lamb 80 of Gabbardtown Road passed away Tuesday May 15, 2012 at St. Joseph Berea Hospital.

Hubert was born in Madison County to the late Joe and Florence Branaman Lamb. He was a retired employee of Parker Seal and was owner/operator of Lamb Grocery store for 25 years. He was a member of Silver Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his two children Jerry Lamb and Brenda Turner, son-in-law Ralph Turner, one grandson Jeremy Lamb and 8 siblings Jim Lamb, Homer Lamb, Gilbert Lamb, Continue reading Obituaries May 13 to May 20, 2012

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Lorraine Ramsey

Lorraine Ramsey

Lorraine Tracy Ramsey, 83, widow of Walter Ramsey, died Friday, May 18, 2012, at the Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Berea after a long battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig”s Disease).

Mrs. Ramsey was born in Madison County on Oct. 3, 1928, to the late Samuel and Sue Ann Hamilton Portwood.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church and a licensed practical nurse. Mrs. Ramsey was very proud of her 42 years of service at Pattie A. Clay Hospital, working in both the pharmacy and obstetrics departments. She Continue reading Obituaries May 13 to May 20, 2012 (continued 2)

Obituaries May 6 to May 13, 2012

Caya Davis

Caya McKenzie-Jean Davis

MADISON COUNTY — Caya McKenzie-Jean Davis, 8, daughter of Jeffrey and Chellee Davis of Richmond, died Sunday at the University of Kentucky Childrens Hospital. Caya attended Daniel Boone Elementary in Richmond. She enjoyed attending Crossroads Christian Church.

Survivors other than her parents are a brother, Jeffrey Davis II; a sister, Ceylee Davis; maternal grandfather, Joseph Phelps III, Winchester; maternal grandmother, Shirley Hall Phelps; paternal grandfather, Curtis Buwalda of Hermiston, Ore.; paternal grandmother, Patricia Buwalda; an aunt, Challin (Steven) Phelps-Hilbert, Florence; an uncle, J. Bryce Phelps, Lexington; an honorary uncle, Stevyn Dockery; great- Continue reading Obituaries May 6 to May 13, 2012

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Mary Davis Carrier

Mary Davis Carrier

BEREA — Mary R. “Becky” Davis Carrier ,age 55, of Calico Road, Berea, passed away Monday May 7, 2012, in the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond.

Becky was born in Fayette County to William Robert and Ester Louise Thomas Davis. She was a former nurse’s aid for Berea Hospital and Berea Health Care Center.

She is survived by her parents; her two sons, Chris (Jessie) McMillan of Berea and Charlie (Angie) Harvey of Nicholasville; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Annie, Lucas, Katherine, Shannon, Charles Thomas and Gabriel. Seven siblings, Harold Lee (Brenda) Davis, Robert Lee Davis, James Michael (Anola) Davis, Charles Edwin (Patsy) Davis, Patricia Ann (Junior) Stamper and Tammy Louise (Junior) Damrell also survive.

She was preceded in death by three siblings, William Robert Davis Jr., Danny Continue reading Obituaries May 6 to May 13, 2012 (continued)

Obituaries April 29 to May 6, 2012

James B. Dozier Sr.

James Dozier Sr.

RICHMOND — James B. Dozier Sr., 77, widower of Edith Faye Williams Dozier, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at the Terrace Nursing Home in Berea.

Mr. Dozier was born May 6, 1934, in Madison County, Ky., the son of the late Farley and Ada Clay Thomas Dozier. He was a former employee of the City of Richmond and Square D Electrical Company. He was a UK Fan and enjoyed clogging.

He is survived by: one son, James B. “Jimmy” Dozier Jr., Berea; three daughters, Shauneta M. Prewitt (Larry), Dorothy Fern Minguela and April N. “Nickie” Sawin, all of Richmond; eight sisters, Rose Mayne, Beulah Banks, Continue reading Obituaries April 29 to May 6, 2012

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Lola Kathryn Trimble

Lola Kathryn Trimble

RICHMOND — Lola Kathryn “Kathy” Trimble, 70, wife of Cecil Chase Trimble, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Kathy was born April 8, 1942, the daughter of the late Bennie and Pearl Banks of Harrison County, Ky.

She was the owner of K-9 Design, where she cared for and groomed dogs. Kathy will be remembered for her love of dogs, especially her beautiful Maltese. Prior to her grooming business, she worked in two of Richmonds Continue reading Obituaries April 29 to May 6, 2012 (continued 1)

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Marguerite Ellen Del Vecchio

Marguerite Del Vecchio

Marguerite Ellen Del Vecchio, 96, of Arcadian Cove, Richmond, and formerly of Ashland, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012. She was born Nov. 18, 1915, in Russell, a daughter of the late Charles Burdette and Lake Rowe Henzman. She was the widow of Andrew Del Vecchio.

She received her B. S. degree from Northwestern University and took additional courses from Virginia Intermont College, Marshall University and the University of Kentucky. Mrs. Del Vecchio was an educator, having taught for 30 years in various public schools Continue reading Obituaries April 29 to May 6, 2012 (continued 2)

Obituaries April 22 to April 29, 2012

Morris Dwane White

Morris Dwane White

Morris Dwane White age 42 of Stanford, passed away Friday April 27, 2012 of injuries sustained in an accident.

Dwane was born in Richmond, Kentucky to Morris G. White and Wanda Abrams Renner. He was employed with Central Seal in Danville, former owner of Tren Tire Center in Stanford and was a retired U.S. Army veteran. Dwane graduated from Madison Central High School in 1988 and went on to study at Eastern Kentucky University for 4 years.

He is survived by his wife Kelli J. White, two children Kash Rylan and Kinslee Paige White, his mother and step father Thomas and Wanda Renner, his Continue reading Obituaries April 22 to April 29, 2012

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Joshua & Jacob Nelson

Joshua Nelson, and Jacob Nelson

RICHMOND — Joshua Allen Nelson, 28, and Jacob Michael Nelson, father and son, died Friday morning, April 20, 2012, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Joshua is survived by his wife: Taylor Shae Nelson; two children, Caleb Allen Nelson and Jonah David Nelson; his father, Ted Nelson Jr., (Ann Voris) of Harrodsburg; his mother and stepfather, Judith Colvin Tuttle and Mike Tuttle of Lexington; grandmother and step-grandfather, Judith Allen McCreary and Robert McCreary of Lexington; two brothers, Roger Brian White of Lexington and John Wayne White II of Prestonsburg; five sisters, Elizabeth Nelson Petit of Lebanon, Maine; Melissa Nelson Samons of Continue reading Obituaries April 22 to April 29, 2012 (continued 2)

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Mary Ester Willis

Mary Ester Willis

Mary Ester Willis, age 91, the widow of Edgar Willis, died Sunday April 22, 2012 at her home in Berea. She was born in Estill County to the late Bill and Florence Cain Pearson. Mrs. Willis was a housewife and a member of the Cupps Chapel Holiness Church.

Mrs. Willis is survived by: her children, William Robert Willis of Richmond, Charles E. (Faye) Willis of Berea, Devada (Larry) Watson of Berea, Ronald (Kathy) Willis of Richmond, Ralph (Linda) Willis of Kirksville, Thomas (Betty) Willis of Berea, Nina Faye (John) Chasteen of Paint Lick, Mary Frances (David) Hendrickson of Crab Orchard; 21 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two children, Ina Lou Isaacs and Luther Lee Continue reading Obituaries April 22 to April 29, 2012 (continued 3)

Obituaries April 15 to April 22, 2012

Kathryn Cunagin

Kathryn Cunagin

BEREA — Kathryn Lynne Cunagin, age 58, wife of Paul Cunigan of Berea, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at the Compassionate Care Center of Richmond, Ky.

Kathryn was retired from Transylvania University where she had been the Physical Plant office manager for over 30 years. Kathryn was also a member of the Three Links Christian Church.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, Omer and Martha Jane Coyle Van Winkle; her niece, Deborah Ann Van Winkle; and nephew, Stacy Lynn Johnson.

Kathryn is survived by her husband, Paul Cunagin of Berea; her brothers, Reggie (Freda) Van Winkle and Timothy (Bobbie) Van Winkle of Berea; and Continue reading Obituaries April 15 to April 22, 2012

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Norma Warner

Norma Dean Kelley Warner

Norma Dean Kelley Warner, 72, of Leimaur Drive, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2012 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She was the wife of Fred “Doug” Warner.

Norma was born on January 15, 1940, in Madison County to Leslie and Lossie D. Shifflet Kelley, both of whom preceded her in death. She had worked as a merchandising assistant in the childrens department at J. C. Penney from 1972 until 1989. She most recently worked at KI (USA) Corporation in Berea from 1995 until 2002. She was a member of Big Hill Christian Church and was also proud to be commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include: her husband, Fred “Doug” Warner, of Richmond; two sons, Rick Warner and Randy Warner (Nina), both of Lexington; two grandchildren, Continue reading Obituaries April 15 to April 22, 2012 (Continued)

Obituaries April 8 to April 15, 2012

David Spires

David Spires

David Douglas Spires, age 28, of Berea, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, in the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was born in Richmond to Tammy Moore Spires of Berea, and the late Douglas Theodore Spires. He worked as a construction worker/welder for Robert Walker Inc. He was a Baptist by faith and loved go cart racing and fishing.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by: his maternal grandparents, David and Sylvia Moore of Berea; paternal grandmother, Barbara Gadd Spires of Berea; aunt, Tabby (Todd) Garvin of Lexington; uncles Eddie, James and Dennis Spires, all of Berea; very special God child Corbin Rayne Brotherton; and a host of friends, family and cousins.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time on Sunday. Funeral services for David will be 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012, at the Davis and Powell Funeral Home Continue reading Obituaries April 8 to April 15, 2012

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Mae Whicker

Mae Whicker

RICHMOND — Mae James Whicker, 87, of Richmond, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, after a short illness.

She was born in Madison County, Ky., on Sept.19, 1924, the daughter of the late John and Dovie Baker James. She was a member of the Big Hill Christian Church where she remained active and enjoyed participating in the Seniors Group.

She had served as a volunteer with Madison County Schools, helping in various positions, and was a Kentucky Colonel.

She was the widow of Irving Whicker Sr. and was preceded in death by Continue reading Obituaries April 8 to April 15, 2012 (continued 1)

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Anna Margaret Gay

Anna Gay

Anna Margaret Gay (née Guffey) passed away on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012 in the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn. She was 94 years old and died peacefully and with her family after a recent decline in her health.

Born July 7, 1917, Anna Margaret at the age of two lost her mother, Johnny Emma Guffey, to the flu epidemic. During school months she was raised by her paternal grandmother in Somerset; she spent summers with her maternal grandmother in San Antonio, Texas. As a young child her fathers family would place a luggage tag on her and send her alone, by train, to Texas for the summer.

She was first a member of High Street Baptist Church, later joining the Somerset First Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Somerset High School and Eastern KY University. She had a dedicated career as school teacher, teaching in several states. Most of her career was spent teaching for Parker Continue reading Obituaries April 8 to April 15, 2012 (continued 2)

Obituaries April 1 to April 8, 2012

Beulah Froman

Beulah Froman

Beulah B. Whittamore Masters Froman age 74 of S. Broadway passed away Friday April 6, 2012 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Beulah was born in Madison County to the late Harman G. and Carrie Tommy Lakes Whittamore. She was a homemaker and member of the Pentecostal holiness faith.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband John A. Froman, one sister Myrtle Stevens, one grandchild Jimmy Joe Thacker Jr. and two sons-in-law Bill Bailey and Jimmy Joe Thacker Sr.

She is survived by her children Bruce Edward (Kathy) Masters, Gary Mitchell Masters, Patricia Ann (Paul) Hacker, Lisa Carol Bailey and Tammy Jean Alexander, 3 step children Russell Masters Jr., Rufus (Peggy) Masters and Continue reading Obituaries April 1 to April 8, 2012

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Rocky Allen Shaw

Rocky Allen Shaw

Rocky Allen Shaw, 57, of Scottsville, Ky died at 1:08 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at the Medical Center at Bowling Green. The Lafayette, Tn native was co-owner of Shaw Farms, a retired truck driver for PIC for 25 years and member of Rough Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He was a son of the late Coy Rex Shaw and Flossie Naomi Stinson Shockley.

He is survived by his wife: Vanessa Shaw, Scottsville, Ky; one son, Rex Allen Shaw and wife, Jill, Scottsville, Ky; one daughter, Jerian Shaw, Richmond, Ky; one sister, Kay Harwood and husband, Marshall, Holland, Ky; one granddaughter, Kaleigh Beth Shaw, Scottsville, Ky; His father-in-law, Jerry Taylor, Scottsville, Ky; His mother-in-law, Betty Lois Dinkins and husband, Earl, Scottsville, Ky; two brothers-in-law, Tad Taylor and wife, Christina, Scottsville, Ky and Todd Taylor, Nashville, Tn; and Several nieces and Continue reading Obituaries April 1 to April 8, 2012 (continued)