Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries March 28 to April 4 (Cont)

Jessie Lakes
Jessie Lakes

Jessie Lynn Poynter Lakes 63 of Berea, passed away at the University of Kentucky Medical Center March 30, 2011. Born March 8, 1948 she is preceded in death by her parents Jesse and Margaret Poynter, one son James Matthew Anderson, sisters Louise Spillman, Edna Hunt and Ruby Humphrey and one brother Doug Poynter.

She is survived by her husband Ken Lakes, one son Kenneth Mark (Lori) Anderson, step-daughter Sherri Lakes (Roger) Banta, grandsons Mark Anderson, Matthew Kraig Anderson, James Christian Anderson and Continue reading Obituaries March 28 to April 4 (Cont)

Obituaries March 21 to March 28

James Gilbert York
James York

RICHMOND — James Gilbert York, 74, of Four Mile Road, the husband of Margaret Ann Beechly York, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011, in the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

He was born in Rockcastle County, a retired electrical maintenance supervisor with EKPC Cooper Station, where he worked for 29 years. James loved to hunt, travel and help other people. He was an Air Force veteran and active member of Union City Baptist Church.

Other than his wife Margaret, he is survived by: one son, Denver James (LeeAnn) York of Madison County; one daughter, Allison (Mickey) Elliott of Continue reading Obituaries March 21 to March 28

Obituaries March 21 to March 28 (continued)

Dr. John Deck, Sr.
Dr. John Marion Deck, Sr.

RICHMOND — Dr. John Marion Deck, Sr. passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Isaac Jacob and Mary Chostner Deck, he was born September 15, 1930, in Crockett, Texas, and moved with his parents as a small child to their native St. Louis, Missouri, where he grew up.

In addition to his loving wife of 50 years, Deborah Anne Ruhle Deck, he is survived by one daughter, Anne Henderson Deck (Sean Slone) of Lexington; two sons, John Marion Deck, Jr. of Richmond and Richard Ruhle Deck (Valesa) of Somerset; and one granddaughter, Mackenzie Lynn Deck. He is also survived by an aunt, Lois Chostner Wright (Denver) of St. Louis. He was a member of the American College of Continue reading Obituaries March 21 to March 28 (continued)

Obituaries March 21 to March 28 (cont)

Jessie Mae Hunt Casey
Jessie Mae Hunt Casey

Jessie Mae Hunt Casey, 79, of Springfield Drive, passed away on Monday, March 21, 2011 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. She was preceded in death in 2005 by her husband of 56 years, Albert Clay Casey. Jessie was born on March 27, 1931 in Paint Lick, Kentucky, and was the daughter of Carlton and Nellie Poynter Hunt, both of whom preceded her in death. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Methodist church.

In addition to her husband and parents, Jessie was preceded in death by six brothers, Elwood “Woody”, Thurman, James, Chevy, Wimp, and John Hunt, and one sister, Rella Finley. Survivors include her niece and caregiver, Brenda Diane Hunt, of Richmond, as well as Continue reading Obituaries March 21 to March 28 (cont)

Obituaries March 14 to March 21

Regina Gay Thomas

Regina Gay Thomas

RICHMOND — Regina Gay Thomas, 30, of Ashland, K formerly of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Our Lady of Bellefont Hospital in Ashland.

She was born in Richmond, Ky. Regina was a graduate of Madison Central High School and had attended Eastern Kentucky University. She was currently attending Ashland Community College.

Regina was preceded in death by her grandfather, James A. Gay. She is survived by her husband, Marty Thomas, of Ashland; parents, Greg and Continue reading Obituaries March 14 to March 21

Obituaries March 14 to March 21 (continued)

Rosemary Turpin Burrus
Rosemary Turpin Burrus

RICHMOND — Rosemary Turpin Burrus, 85, passed away Monday evening, March 14, 2011, at Morning Pointe of Richmond.

Rosemary was born March 18, 1925, in Richmond, Ky., and was the daughter of Leroy and Madrue Bruner, both of whom preceded her in death. She was the widow of Nelson Burrus and was preceded in death by her first husband of 31 years, Billy Joe Turpin. Rosemary was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. She loved teaching children and retired as a school teacher in Richmond after more than 30 years of service. She was active in the community, being a faithful member of the First Christian Church, a member of the Women’s Club of Richmond, and a volunteer at Open Concern. Rosemary was an avid fan of the Eastern Kentucky University football and Continue reading Obituaries March 14 to March 21 (continued)

Obituaries March 6 to March 14

Margaret Helen Jackson

Margaret Helen Jackson

Margaret Helen Jackson ,age 92, of Berea, died Sunday, March 6th, at Telford Terrace in Richmond. Helen was a retired GTE telephone operator and lifelong member of Glades Christian Church in Berea. Mamaw was an inspiration and shining example of faith, love and perseverance for each of us.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents Carlos and Ella Johnson, her husband Jason C. Jackson, her sister Irene Bryant, and one daughter Diane Davidson.

Helen is survived by two daughters, Judy Whitlock (Buddy), Dublin, OH and Continue reading Obituaries March 6 to March 14

Obituaries March 6 to March 14 (Continued)

Tommy Embree
William Thomas ‘Tommy’ Embree, Sr.

RICHMOND — William Thomas “Tommy” Embree, Sr., 68, of Richmond, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, of cardiac arrest at Kindred Hospital in Louisville. He was a Berea native born October 31, 1942, son of the late Luther Ray Embree, Sr., and Ella Mae McHone Embree, a farmer, and member of the Holiness faith.

Survivors include: his fiancée, Patricia Armstrong Embree; six children, Patricia (Trace) Anderson, Tara (Daniel Shannon) Asbury, Velma (Andrew) Feldman, William Thomas (Corina) Embree, Jr., Dorothy (Nick Klaren) Simpson and Connie (Travis Brewer) Simpson; five Continue reading Obituaries March 6 to March 14 (Continued)

Obituaries Feb 28 to Mar 6

Earl Spillman
RICHMOND — Earl Wayne Spillman, 67, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2011, in his home.
He was born in Garrard County, Ky., August 2, 1943, to the late Vaughn and Louise Poynter Spillman. He was a painter for Bob Hager Builders for over 28 years.

Survivors include: his wife, Gladys Tate Spillman; one son, Jason Spillman; one daughter, Sherry Foster (James); two brothers, Lonnie Dean Spillman (Martha) and Redale Spillman; two sisters, Bonnie Lamb and Continue reading Obituaries Feb 28 to Mar 6

Obituaries Feb 28 to Mar 6 (continued)

Jennie G. Richardson
RICHMOND — Jennie G. Richardson, 88, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011.

She was born on October 7, 1922, in Turrell, Arkansas, to the late H.K. and Jennie Hall Gayle Sr. She was a retired employee of the USDA, a member of the Madison County Republicans Women’s Club and of the First Baptist Church. She loved music and enjoyed singing with many choirs and at the events of many organizations.

Mrs. Richardson is survived by her husband, Harold E. Richardson Jr., of Continue reading Obituaries Feb 28 to Mar 6 (continued)

Obituaries Feb 21to Feb 28

Charles B. Rice
Charles B. Rice, 80, of Walter Lakes Road, passed away Friday, February 25, 2011.
He was the widower of Elizabeth Duncan Rice.

Beverly Jean Isaacs

Beverly Isaacs, 56
Beverly Childress Isaacs, 56, went home to be with Jesus, Feb. 25, 2011, surrounded by her loved ones.
Born April 13, 1954, in Madison County, Ky., to Mary Nella Centers Robinson and the late Virgil Lee Robinson. She was a former employee of NACCO Materials Handling group and a member of Church on the Rock. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and being “Gammaw” to her grandchildren.

She was loved and will be greatly missed by: her children, Shonda Childress and Staci (Randy) McGuffey, Brant (Tashi) Isaacs and Lance (Kena) Isaacs; Continue reading Obituaries Feb 21to Feb 28

Obituaries Feb 21 to Feb 28 (Continued)

Mattie Chenault

Mattie Chenault
Mattie Lee Walker Chenault, 93, of Linden Street, Richmond, the widow of Frank B. Chenault, passed away Monday, February 21, 2011, in Richmond Health & Rehab Center-Madison Manor.
She was born October 13, 1917, in Madison County, to the late Monroe and Eddie Reynolds Walker. She was a retired homemaker and one of the oldest members of the St. Paul AME Church of Richmond.

Mrs. Chenault is survived by: three daughters, Anna Patton (Melvin) and Eddie Mae Taylor (Marvin), both of Lexington, and Stella Chenault of Richmond; five sons, Frank Chenault of Sacramento, Calif., Harry Louis Chenault of Berea, Monroe Chenault and John D. Chenault, both of Richmond, and Stone Chenault (Cynthia) of Louisville; one stepgrandson, Boyd Chenault Jr.; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous Continue reading Obituaries Feb 21 to Feb 28 (Continued)

Obituaries Feb 14 to Feb 21

James Arthur Smith

James Arthur Smith
James Arthur Smith, 71, widower of Emily Lizzie Roe Smith, passed away Friday, February 18, 2011, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Corinth, Ky., May 17, 1939, to the late James Foster and Sylvia Lee Wynn Smith.

Mr. Smith was an active member of White Hall Baptist Church. He worked for Uncle Charlie’s Meats for a number of years. Mr. Smith was the former owner of Smith Sanitation and had recently retired from farming.

He is survived by: two sons, James Michael Smith and Johnny Keith Smith (Lisa), both of Lexington; three daughters, Cheryl Lane Smith Prater (John) of Continue reading Obituaries Feb 14 to Feb 21