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Obituaries November 14 to November 21, 2011

Guy Daniel Bowling

Guy Bowling

Guy Bowling age 94, entered into the presence of the Lord November 19, 2011 from the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, KY. Guy was a skilled carpenter who lived in and around Berea, KY most of his life – except for winters in Fruitland Park, FL as a youngster with his grandparents.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Alene Bowling, and their son Bill Bowling of Brooksville, FL. Also preceding him in death were his parents Guy L. Bowling of Berea, KY and Mattie Adams Johnson of Stamping Ground, KY as well as an only brother Ray Bowling (Evelyn) of Richmond, KY.

Survivors include two sons Gary Bowling (Etta) of Berea, KY and Ron Bowling (Davada) of Naples, FL and one daughter Donna Wynn (Bobby) of Berea, KY. Guy is also survived by a sister, Maxine Friedly of Cleveland, TN, a sister-in-law Evelyn Bowling of Richmond, KY, a cousin Mary Louise Britton of Richmond, KY and Continue reading Obituaries November 14 to November 21, 2011

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Donald Wayne Shouse

Donald Wayne Shouse

Donald Wayne Shouse age 60 passed away Tuesday November 15, 2011 at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center after a long battle with diabetes.

Donnie was born in Berea, Kentucky to the late Elmer and Sarah Shouse. He was a member of Conway Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his children Tim Shouse, Tracie (Joey) Howard, Niki Shouse, Donald Anthony “Tony” Shouse and David Todd all of Berea, special friend Linda Shouse, 6 grandchildren Brittany Todd, T.J. Shouse, Hannah Howard, Dylan Howard, Hayleigh Howard and Dalton Howard and his special dog Cocoa. He is also survived by two brothers Bobby Shouse of North Carolina and Junior Shouse of Berea and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 pm Friday November 18, 2011 at Lakes Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be Continue reading Obituaries November 14 to November 21, 2011 (continued 1)

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Fred McCollum

Fred McCollum

RICHMOND — Fred McCollum, age 66 of Moberly Road in Richmond, passed away Tuesday at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. Fred was born in Jackson County, Ky., to the late Doug Vickers and the late Ruth McCollum Johnson. He was retired from the Ryder Dedicated Logistics Company.

He is survived by: his wife Nancy Faye Gabbard McCollum; three sons Doug (Linda) McCollum, Dusty McCollum and Nick McCollum; one brother Ray McCollum; seven grandchildren Derik, Brett, Justin, Shane, Kevin, Austin and Anna; and four great grandchildren Bryce, Kaiden, Kinley and Gage.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 19, 2011, at Lakes Funeral Home in Berea, burial will follow in the Flannery Cemetery in Continue reading Obituaries November 14 to November 21, 2011 (continued 3)

Obituaries November 7 to November 14, 2011

Nick Chasteen

Nick Chasteen

Nick Chasteen, 77, of Copper Creak Road, died suddenly Friday, November 11, 2011 at his residence of an apparent heart attack. He was a life-long resident of Rockcastle County born September 14, 1934, son of the late Nick Chasteen and Annie Phillips Chasteen, and was a farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Fern Allen Chasteen; 1 son and daughter in law, Eugene and Kay Chasteen; 2 brothers, Robert Chasteen, David Chasteen; 2 sisters, Mary Mills, Lucy Gabbard; 2 grandchildren, Nickey (Treena) Chasteen, Tonya Gill; 5 great grandchildren, Nikolas Chasteen, Brydon Gill, Breanna Gill, Tonika Chasteen, Brylee Gill; as well as several nieces and nephews, and numerous relatives and friends.

Funeral Service 2:00 PM, Sunday, November 13, 2011 at Reppert Funeral Home in Berea. Burial will follow in the Nick Chasteen Cemetery in Continue reading Obituaries November 7 to November 14, 2011

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Garland Adkins

Garland E. Adkins

Garland E. Adkins, 85, of Mt. Vernon, died Friday, October 21, 2011 at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center in Lexington. He was a Hamilton, Ohio, native born Jan. 7, 1926, son of the late William and Maudie Blair Adkins, U. S. Army veteran, retired General Motors employee, member of the Louisville Chapter American Legion, National Rifle Association, Life member North American Hunting Club, and attended Copper Creek Missionary Baptist Church. After retirement in 1981, Garland moved to Kentucky where he spent much of his free time hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Evans Adkins; 2 children, Red Adkins, Peggy Adkins; 1 step-son, Michael GIll; 2 sisters, Flossie, Dorothy; 2 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren; 2 nieces and Continue reading Obituaries November 7 to November 14, 2011 (continued)

Obituaries October 31 to November 7, 2011

Jeannie Robinson Arthur

Jeannie Robinson Arthur

Jeannie Robinson Arthur, 53, beloved wife of William Ray Arthur of Moberly died November 1, 2011 at 12:30pm after a long battle with cancer. She was born September 14th, 1958 to Berchie and the late John Robinson in Bath County, KY.

She attended Bath County High School and received a B.S. from Eastern Kentucky University. She was employed until very recently by the University of Kentucky Hospital where she was a Health Data Analyst. She was an active member of College Hill United Methodist Church, a member of the United Methodist Women, and a faithful Christian.

Jeannie was in every sense a godly woman who tried to Continue reading Obituaries October 31 to November 7, 2011

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Lucille Mae Dyehouse

Lucille Mae Dyehouse

RICHMOND — Lucille Mae Dyehouse, 87, widow of William Dyehouse, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2011. She was born in Madison County, Ky., on Sept. 16, 1924, the daughter of Thomas and Maggie Lewis Johnson. She was a former secretary/receptionist for Pattie A. Clay Hospital and retired from Eastern Kentucky University. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church and the Pattie A. Clay Auxiliary.

Survivors include her daughter, Pat Vencill, of Lexington; her son, Billy Dyehouse (Beverly), of Richmond; three grandchildren, Dean Vencill (Shelley), of Richmond, Valarie Brewer (Eddie), of Richmond and Sydney Dyehouse, of Charleston, SC; four great-grandchildren, Katlyn Vencill, of Continue reading Obituaries October 31 to November 7, 2011 (continued)

Obituaries October 24 to October 31, 2011

Rufus Lee Whittemore

Rufus Lee Whittemore

RICHMOND — Rufus Lee Whittemore, age 82, died Friday, October 28, 2011, in St. Joseph Hospital of Lexington. He was a native of Madison County, born to the late James Madison “Matt” and Mallie Jones Whittemore. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He served during the Korean Conflict with the United States Army. Mr. Whittemore had worked as an insurance salesman, in the electrical supply business, and at Parker Seal for 22 years.

He is survived by: his wife of 61 years, Dora Horn Whittemore of Berea; nieces and nephews, Woody Gabbard of Berea, Carolyn Cruse of Berea, Phyllis Gabbard of Berea, Carol Angel of Brookeville, Ohio, and Billy Jean Plummer of Knoxville, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his Continue reading Obituaries October 24 to October 31, 2011

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Leonilla Mae David

Leonilla Mae David

Leonilla Mae David, affectionately known by many as “Mama Lee” passed away peacefully surrounded by family members on Friday, October 28, 2011 in Lexington, Kentucky. Lee was a long time resident of Richmond, Kentucky and parishioner at St. Mark’s Catholic Church. Born June 30th, 1930 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lee was the Daughter of William Fischer and Pearl Lesczynski. Mama Lee met the love of her life Korean War veteran, James David while working for the USO and supporting the Marine Corps. Inseparable for 57 years their beautiful marriage was a testimony of unconditional love and a self-less, tire-less commitment to family that served Continue reading Obituaries October 24 to October 31, 2011 (continue 2)

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Irene G. Renfro

Irene G. Renfro

RICHMOND — Irene G. Renfro, 79, widow of Franklin J. Renfro, passed away October 25, 2011. Mrs. Renfro was born September 28, 1932, in Estill County, to Lee and Delitha Mae Fox Gordon. She was a member of Community Christian Church.

Survivors include: two daughters, Linda Hunt of Pikeville, Ky., and Barbara Ann Lainhart of Richmond; also her sister, Edith Worrell of Estill County; four grandchildren, Tracey Farmer-Winn, Stacey Lainhart, Paul Lainhart and Cheryl Lee Renfro; great-grandchildren, Brittany Farmer, Andre Lainhart, Cameron Lainhart, Catherine Lainhart, Destiny Lainhart and Lance Lainhart.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by: two sons, Franklin Renfro, Jr., and Continue reading Obituaries October 24 to October 31, 2011 (continued 3)

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Kimberly Joy Agee

Kimberly Agee

RICHMOND — Kimberly Joy Agee, 36, of Lexington, formerly of Richmond, passed away October 25, 2011, after a short illness. Kimberly was born August 19, 1975, in Madison County to Donald Mason and Betty Reynolds Agee. She loved animals, especially her three cats and her special dog, Ricco.

Survivors include: her fiancé, Philip Heath; parents, Donald Mason Agee and Betty Agee; sister, Dana Beach (Eddie); and brother, Barry Agee; two very special nieces, Hillary Beach and Bridjet Agee, all of Richmond; parents of her fiancé, Bruce Heath, Scott and Peggy Carpenter; and Continue reading Obituaries October 24 to October 31, 2011 (continued 4)

Obituaries October 17 to October 24, 2011

Garland Adkins

Garland E. Adkins

Garland E. Adkins, 85, of Mt. Vernon, died Friday, October 21, 2011 at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center in Lexington. He was a Hamilton, Ohio, native born Jan. 7, 1926, son of the late William and Maudie Blair Adkins, U. S. Army veteran, retired General Motors employee, member of the Louisville Chapter American Legion, National Rifle Association, Life member North American Hunting Club, and attended Copper Creek Missionary Baptist Church. After retirement in 1981, Garland moved to Kentucky where he spent much of his free time hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Evans Adkins; 2 children, Red Adkins, Peggy Adkins; 1 step-son, Michael GIll; 2 sisters, Flossie, Dorothy; 2 Continue reading Obituaries October 17 to October 24, 2011

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William Harold Renfro

William Renfro

RICHMOND — William Harold Renfro, 54, of Rose Lane, Richmond, passed away Monday, October 17, 2011, in Saint Joseph Hospital Lexington. He was born in Madison County June 25, 1957, worked in residential construction and remodeling. William was of the Pentecostal faith.

He is survived by: his parents, William Ralph and Florine Jones Renfro; one brother, Mike Renfro; and one niece, Tara Renfro, whom Harold loved like a daughter. He also leaves several aunts and uncles to mourn his passing.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Madison Continue reading Obituaries October 17 to October 24, 2011 (continued 1)

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Earl Rose

Earl Gene Rose

Earl Gene Rose, 75, of Dreyfus, passed away Thursday evening, October 13, 2011 at his home.

He was born February 4, 1936 at Dreyfus to the late Albert and Mattie Rose. Earl was a safe builder with Mosler Safe Company of Hamilton, Ohio before returning to Kentucky. He was a member of Pony Express Holiness Church of Berea.

Earl is survived by one son, Christopher (Sally) Lear and four daughters, Debbie Benge, Connie Rose, Jennifer George, Amanda Scott; one brother, Curtis Rose; 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. In addition to Continue reading Obituaries October 17 to October 24, 2011 (continued 2)

Obituaries October 10 to October 17, 2011

Rev. Malcolm Ramsey Carrick

Rev. Malcolm Ramsey Carrick

Rev. Malcolm Ramsey Carrick, 85, passed away Friday evening, October 14th, 2011, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Kentucky.

Mr. Carrick was born in Portland, Oregon on December 27th, 1925, and was raised from the age of eight in San Francisco, California. He graduated from Park College in Parkville, Missouri and San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California.

Following his ordination as a Presbyterian Minister in 1950, he was commissioned by the United Presbyterian Church USA to be a missionary in Japan. During his language school year in Kyoto, he met his wife to be, Jean Holmes, who was a commissioned missionary in Japan with the Continue reading Obituaries October 10 to October 17, 2011

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Paul Samuel Akers

Paul Akers

Paul Akers age 69 of Dripping Springs Road of Crab Orchard passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday October 13, 2011. Paul was born in Garrard County, Kentucky to the late Oscar and Nancy Collette Akers. He was a farmer and Co-Pastor at the New Hope Holiness Church in Conway.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his siblings; Pearl Akers, Luther Akers, James Akers, Claude Akers and Martha Hopkins.

He is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth Akers, one daughter Debbie (Everette) Swinney, a close dear friend Rodney (Donna) Tyree, one brother Arnold Akers, three grandchildren Jennifer (Shawn) Cain, Jason Swinney and Continue reading Obituaries October 10 to October 17, 2011 (continued)

Former State Lawmaker Wells Dies in Richmond

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Dwight Allen Wells

Dwight Allen Wells, 86, life-long farmer and resident of Jacks Creek and Lexington Road communities of Forest Hill, White Hall, Clays Ferry, and Boonesboro, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center.

He was a life-long member of the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, where he served as deacon, elder, and Chairman of the Board. He was a lover of Gospel music. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy, serving as a signalman aboard a cargo transport in the Pacific Theater.

Mr. Wells represented the northern and eastern areas of Madison County on the School Board for over 14 years. He served Richmond and Northern Madison County as State Representative for 12 years during the administrations of three governors, Louie Nunn, Wendell Ford, and Continue reading Former State Lawmaker Wells Dies in Richmond

Obituaries October 3 to October 10, 2011

Alice Faye Moore

Alice Faye Moore

Alice Faye Moore age 70 of Calico Road, passed away Sunday evening at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Alice was born in Hazard, Kentucky to the late Edgar and Ollie Plyman Combs. She was a homemaker and member of the Berea Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, Alice was also preceded in death by her four brothers Harold, Bill, Joe and Bert Combs. She is survived by her loving husband of more than 51 years Charles Moore, 7 children Kelley Hackworth, Pamela Rourk, Charles (Darla) Moore Jr., Stephanie (Dwight) Brown, Bernadette (Glen) Branham, William (Michelle) Moore and Scott (Amber) Moore, two sisters Sallie Jones and Phyllis Martin, 21 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and two more great grandchildren (twins) on the way.

Funeral services will be Thursday October 6, 2011 at 1 pm at Lakes Funeral Home with Rev. Charles E. Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Continue reading Obituaries October 3 to October 10, 2011

Obituaries September 26 to October 3, 2011

William Keith Johnson

William Keith Johnson

BEREA — William Keith Johnson age 57, died Sept. 21, 2011, in Berea. Keith is the son of the late John William “Bill” and Margaret Isaacs Johnson, Keith was a retired Bluegrass Airport Police officer, and had training and certification as firefighter and EMT. He also had worked for the city of Richmond and Berea as a police officer.

Keith was preceded in death by: his parents and his grandparents, Joe B and Lee Johnson and John Sherman and Ella Roberts Isaacs.

Keith is survived by: his best friend and soul mate Kathy Lowe; his very close friends Steve and Aimee Cable; Kathys son Kevin Elliott; friend Carl Continue reading Obituaries September 26 to October 3, 2011

Obituaries September 19 to September 26, 2011

Charles Wyatt

Charles Edward Wyatt

Charles Edward Wyatt, 101, passed from this life September 24, 2011. He was born on June 9, 1910 in Disputana, Kentucky, son of the late George and Clara Venable Wyatt, and was the second youngest of ten children. Charles grew up in Berea and attended Berea Foundation School. During his early years he held several construction jobs, worked for Western Union in Chicago and for the Civil Conservation Corps (CCC) in California. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Signal Corps. While in the China/Burma/India Theater stationed at Chungking, China, he was responsible for maintaining radio and telegraph communications in the theater of operations including India, China, and Australia. He received a commendation and a recommendation for promotion to 2nd Lt. upon completion of his tour. He returned to Berea after the war and married his life companion, Polly Lengfellner. Charles established Wyatt Supply Company, a masonry building supply business in 1947, and operated the company until 1974. He was also one of the first persons to repair and sell radios and televisions in Berea.

Charlie, as he was fondly known by everyone, was best known as founder of the Club Arena Skating Rink in 1960. Four generations of Berea and surrounding area children and adults learned to roller skate, had their birthday parties, and many even met their future spouses at the rink which he Continue reading Obituaries September 19 to September 26, 2011