RICHMOND — William Berge, a celebrated history professor for more than four decades at Eastern Kentucky University and a pioneer in race relations for the school, died on February 23, 2012 in Lexington, Kentucky, after a gallant struggle against cancer.
Born in Avoca, Pennsylvania, on July 28, 1930, to Theodore John and Lois Carr Berge, “Bill” Berge graduated from Dalton High School in Dalton, Pa., and entered the United States Air Force during the Korean War. While stationed in Anchorage, Alaska, he and First Lieutenant Nurse Marion Malone were married on November 1, 1952.
Ida Belle Powell age 87, widow of Russell Powell, died Monday Feb. 20, 2012.
Ida was a retired weaver from Churchill Weavers, and member of the Blue Lick Missionary Baptist Church. Ida was born in Madison County to the late John Major Johnson and Alice Vaught Johnson, and she was preceded in death by her siblings Grace Willis, Major Johnson, James Johnson, and Charles Johnson.
Ida is survived by her children Garry (Shirley) Powell of Berea, and Gail (Paul) Barrett of Crab Orchard KY, a sister Katherine Inskeep of Cincinnati OH, and grandchildren; Monica (Jon) Martin, Lorie (Harvey) Avery, Sarah (Johnny) Dickson, and Melissa Powell and great-granddaughter Kylie Martin.
RICHMOND — Conn Mobley, 85, of Richmond, passed away Saturday evening, February 18, 2012, in the Terrace Nursing Facility of Berea. Conn was born on January 6, 1927, in Rockcastle County, the son of the late Roy and Pearl Sams Mobley.
He was a retired employee of the Cincinnati Gas and Electric after t25 years of service. He was also a former employee of the Blue Grass Army Depot. Conn enjoyed bowling and participating in the bowling league teams. He was a member of the Bromhley Christian Church of Northern Kentucky.
Founder of Faith Baptist Church — Pastor Carl Hatmaker, 78, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 14, 2012. Pastor Hatmaker was born on Feb. 18, 1933, in Campbell County, Tenn., to the late Claude and Frances Kelly Hatmaker.
He attended the University of Tennessee. In May 1980, founded Faith Baptist Church of Madison County. It was a labor of love for 25 years. He loved the Lord completely and used his life preaching and teaching others about his Saviour.
He is survived by: his wife of 57 years, Letha Branson Hatmaker; two sons, Carl U. Hatmaker Jr. (Patricia) and Jeffery L. Hatmaker (Merry); four grandchildren, Angel Hisle, Julie Hisle, Shade C. Hatmaker and E. Boone Hatmaker; two great-grandchildren, Tyler Harding and Haileigh Lawrence; three brothers, Cicero Hatmaker (Janet), Charles Hatmaker (Gail) and Continue reading Obituaries February 13, to February 20, 2012 (continued 1)→
Funeral services will be held for Alfred David Hurley, 65, of Chickasha at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 20, 2012, in the First Church of the Nazarene, Chickasha, with Keith Morgan officiating and Kent Hibbard assisting.
Alfred David Hurley was born on October 31, 1946, in Caddo County, Oklahoma to Alfred J. and Bertha (Orum) Hurley. He died on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at home in Chickasha.
Paint Lick — Lisa Saylor Harold, age 41, wife of Donnie Harold of Paint Lick, died Thursday. Lisa was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Woodrow Saylor of Brodhead, Ky., and the late Lucy Helton Saylor. Lisa was also preceded in death by: an infant child Silas Saylor; and nephew Jeff Bailey.
Lisa is survived by: her children, Brittain (Miranda) Saylor, Dalton Harold and Paisley Saylor; her special niece Angel Lopez; grandchildren Austin Saylor and Miley Mink; and brothers and sisters Bob Fultz, Stan Saylor, Rick Saylor, Tim Saylor, Shirley Ann Fultz Switzer, Laura Harris, Phyllis Lopez, Gaylene Napier and Holly Sowder.
Funeral services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Cartersville Holiness Church with Bro. Bruce Alcorn officiating. Burial will be in the Saylor Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Adam Johnson, Tim Augerbright, Douglas Williams, Jeffery Wright, Jordan Johnson and Arnold Saylor. Visitation will be Sunday after 6 p.m. at Continue reading Obituaries February 6, to February 13, 2012→
RICHMOND — Charles A. “Chuck” Putteet, 73, of Richmond, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky.
He was the son of the late Roscoe Putteet and Jeanette Fletcher Putteet McIntosh. He was a retired Richmond Fire Department employee, known as “Sam” to his co-workers and a Madison County EMT. Chuck was of the Baptist faith and he enjoyed playing softball and bowling years ago, as well as, coffee drinking and playing pool with his friends.
Robert Jerry Lewis age 75, retired Berea College professor of Music for 52 years, died Wednesday Feb. 1, 2012 at his home in Berea. Robert was born in Utica New York to the late Jerry and Ada Waite Lewis.
Bob earned a Bachelors degree in Music from Ithaca College in 1957, a Masters of Music Degree in Piano Performance from Louisiana State University in 1959. He was appointed Assistant Professor of Music in 1965, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1969. He achieved the rank of Professor of Music in 1977, and was appointed to the distinguished Mary W. McGaw Professorship of Music in July, 1991.
Kevin Thomas Hill, 35, of Elm Street, Richmond, passed away Monday, January 30, 2012. He was born in Richmond, Kentucky on July 17, 1976, and had been an employee of Steak & Shake Restaurant for several years.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Nathan Hill and is survived by his mother Emma Williams Hill; four sisters, Denise McPherson (David), Jacqueline Williams, Eugina Hill (C J Jennings) and Jana Wilson (Nick Price); four brothers, Thomas Norris, Michael Williams (Angie) Paul C. Williams (Jennifer) and James Frederick Hill (Mary Ann); as well as, several nieces and nephews.
Florence Saylor Reppert, 83, died Monday, January 23, 2012 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. She was a lifelong resident of Rockcastle County, born October 23, 1928, daughter of the late Eugene and Etta Alexander Saylor. Florence owned and operated Superior Food Market in Mt. Vernon for many years before retirement, and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She was a homemaker, and known throughout the area as an avid flower gardener, vegetable gardener, quilt maker, and amazing cook. “Gran” as she was affectionately known, was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend and neighbor.
Helen Louise Warner, 90, formerly of Belair Dr., Richmond, died Sunday in her daughters home in Arlington Heights, Illinois. She was born September 10, 1921 in West Irvine, the daughter of Charles Rice and Louise Witt Rice. Louise served in the Waves and was stationed in Washington D.C. during WWII.
Residing in Springfield, Illinois for 35 years, Louise and her husband Vernon “Top” Warner moved back to Richmond in 1992. Top and Louise celebrated 60 years of marriage before his death in 2006. They attended Glades Christian Church in Berea.
We have to say good bye to Dora Faye Brewer, age 7 of McKee, KY. She died Thursday, January 26, 2012 at her home as a result of a mobile home fire. She was born March 22, 2004 in Madison County, the daughter of Mary Elizabeth Miller of McKee, KY and Henry C. Brewer of Mt. Vernon, KY.
Dora had autism and enjoyed going to school at Mt Vernon Elementary in Rockcastle County and Sand Gap Elementary School in Jackson County. She enjoyed playing with her two rabbits; two dogs, Toby & Bear and her cats. She enjoyed watching Care Bears, WLJC, Dora Explorer, Go Diego Go, Little Bear and Clifford the Big Red Dog on television. She was a big fan of Michael Continue reading Obituaries January 23, to January 30, 2012 (continued 2)→
RICHMOND — Marie Louise Hendricks Jackson, 87, of Richmond, widow of O.P. Jackson Jr., died on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, in St. Joseph Hospital – East in Lexington, Ky.
Jackson, daughter of the late A. T. “Tiff” and Katie Mae Gayheart Hendricks, was born in Madison County on Jan. 14, 1924. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
She is survived by: four daughters, Nancy Putteet (Bill), of Richmond; Betty Louise Howard, of Richmond; Delia Sadler (Coleman) of Richmond; and Cindy Jackson Long, of Richmond; three brothers, Paul Hendrix (Lorranie), Melvin Hendricks (Edna) and Dudley “Boots” Hendricks (Vada); three sisters, Billie Keene (Martin), Bonnie Spicer and Nancy Tevis (Shelby); 22 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
Ruth Reppert Gatliff of Berea, KY went to be with the Lord on January 16, 2012. She was born in Fairview, KY to Eugene and Liddie Reppert. She was married on March 14, 1946, to Philip Gatliff of Berea. During their years together they resided in New London, Ohio and later moved to Rochester Indiana. While is Rochester, Ruth worked with physically-challenged people at Manitou Training Center as was the activities director at a local nursing home.
After retirement Ruth and Phil moved back to Berea, KY where they are members of the Gethsemane Baptist Church.
BEREA — Mr. Luis Bingham Boneta, age 77, of Berea, Ky., died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in his home after a long illness. He was born on Aug. 21, 1934, in Dallas,Texas, the son of the late Dr. Thomas and Ruth Bingham Boneta, and his late step-mother, LaVerne Boneta.
He was a retired machinist for the L&N Railroad, where he worked for 29 years, a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, a student at Eastern Kentucky University and a graduate of Millersburg Military Institute.
He is survived by: his wife of 33 years, Patricia OMara Boneta of Berea; one son, Luis Boneta II, (Sandi) of Cypress, Texas; one daughter, Anna Boneta (Jeff), of Louisville, Ky.; four step-children, Richard Tallant II, of California; Penny Bowman (Tom), of Sterling Heights, Mich.; Peggy Tallant, of Berea, and Continue reading Obituaries January 9, 2012 to January 16, 2012→
BEREA — Ethyel Lane Ezell, born Dec. 3, 1925 in Auglaize, Mo., graduated to the wider life of heaven Jan. 11, 2012, from the Berea Health Care Center, Berea, Ky. Thus ended years of struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Ethyel is preceded in death by: husband Joseph Ezell Jr. (1981); son Timothy W. Ezell (1969); her parents and eight siblings. She is survived by: her daughter, Wyndee Ezell Holbrook; son-in-law, Mitch Holbrook; her beloved grandson and namesake, Lane Thomas Holbrook; generations of nephews and nieces; friends and once-upon-a-time children she guided in Sunday school and Girl Scouts.
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Jarod Douglas “Lil Jer-Jer” Stokley II, infant son of Jarod Douglas Stokley & Loretta Faye Wallace, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at his home in Georgetown, Kentucky.
Survivors include his parents, Jarod and Loretta; his paternal grandparents, John Stokley & Margaret Burdine, and Diana Stokley; his maternal grandparents, Madlyen Cook & Jamie and Douglas Wallace & Melissa; one sister, Jayla Darla Stokley; aunts, Susan Wallace, Kierston Wallace, Michelle Alcorn and Canei Wilson; uncles, Johnathan Stokley, Joshua Stokley, Arvis Curtis, Brandon Curtis, Travis Curtis, Stanley Wallace and Tim Tucker; special cousins, Jordon, Jabron, Jaidon Stokley and Ileme Curtis.
Mr. Jackie McKinney, age 58, husband of Brenda of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky passed away Sunday, January 1st, 2012 at the Rockcastle Regional Hospital.
Jackie was born on February 23rd, 1953 in Somerset, Kentucky; a son of Clarice Todd McKinney and the late Arthur Joplin McKinney. On June 9th, 1973 Jackie married Brenda Sue Osborne and from that union came one son, Joshua. He was an employee at Okonite for 33 years. He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed fishing for crappie, drag racing and seeing the container ships in Savannah River. He was a member of Wildie Christian Church in Wildie, KY.