Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries July 4 to July 11 (continued 2)

Judith Woodward

Judith Faye Agee Woodward

RICHMOND — Judith Faye Agee Woodward, 64, of Dixie Plaza, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2011, in her home.
Mrs. Woodward was born in Madison County on September 8, 1946, to Gilbert and Dolly Warren Agee. She had worked for Wal-Mart and was of the Pentecostal faith. Her favorite pasttime was working puzzles.

Survivors include her son: James Johns (Kristy) of Richmond, her daughter: Emily Johnson (fiancé, David Harrison) of Richmond, her brother: Clarence “Tidy” Agee (Shelia); two sisters: Patsy Shouse (James) and Emily Berryman; five grandchildren: Ashley Thompson (James), James Johns, Brittany Johnson, Tiffany Johnson and Trevor Johnson; brother-in-law: Continue reading Obituaries July 4 to July 11 (continued 2)

Obituaries June 27 to July 4, 2011

Brian E. McDonald

Brian E. McDonald, age 50, formerly of Seattle, Washington, died Friday July 1st in a car accident in Berea, KY. Brian was born in Dayton, Ohio, to Barbara McDonald and the late Edward L. McDonald.

An avid fisherman and hiker, Brian moved to Berea in 2005. Brian received his Bachelors Degree in science in 1984 and his Masters Degree in environmental health in 1986 from the University of Washington. He specialized in environmental science, toxicology, and industrial hygiene and safety. Upon graduation, Brian worked as an industrial hygienist and graduate lecturer for the University of Washington, and he was an environmental safety analyst for the Boeing Company in Seattle.

Brian is survived by his mother, Barbara McDonald, of Berea, and his son, Gavin McDonald, of Simi Valley, CA; siblings: Kevin (Sandi) McDonald, of Continue reading Obituaries June 27 to July 4, 2011

Obituaries 13 to June 27

Marion Poynter
Marion Franklin Poynter

Marion Franklin Poynter, 82, of Berea, died Saturday, June 25, 2011 at his residence following a short illness. He was a lifelong resident of Rockcastle County, born August 23, 1928, son of the late Laney and Agnes Lambert Poynter, retired Bluegrass Army Depot employee, member of Berea Masonic Lodge #617 F&AM, and Fairview Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School for 58 years.

Survivors include his loving wife, Evelyn Wagers Poynter; 3 children, James (Angelia) Poynter, Lois Barnett, Joyce (Homatau) Holt; 6 brothers, Clayton, Laney Jr., Russell, George, Donald, David; 5 grandchildren, Kelly Lynn, Marion Edward, Anna, Laney, Cassie; as well as, a host of relatives and Continue reading Obituaries 13 to June 27

Obituaries 13 to June 27 (continued 1)

Paula Janette Tweed

RICHMOND — Paula Janette Tweed, 78, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Richmond, passed away Saturday, June 18. She was born April 1, 1933, to Charles Morrow and Gertrude Laws Morrow in Harlan, Ky.

She is survived by: her husband, George Tweed of Orlando; daughter, Charlotte Treasa Tweed of Orlando; daughter, Karen Elaine McKim of South Dakota; brother, Conrad Morrow of Ohio; brother, Frank (Mary) Morrow of Richmond, Ky.; grandson, Christopher George Powers of Arizona; and grandson, Timothy Scott Powers of Montana; nephew, Robert (Louise) Unthank of Richmond, Ky.; nephew, Mark (Elizabeth) Morrow of Richmond, Ky.; and nephew, Charles (Chapman) Morrow of Memphis, Tenn.

Visitation will be conducted from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Continue reading Obituaries 13 to June 27 (continued 1)

Obituaries 13 to June 27 (continued 2)

Jean VanWinkle Rollins
Jean VanWinkle Rollins

RICHMOND — Jean VanWinkle Rollins, 79, of Valley Run Drive in Richmond, widow of Henry Rollins, passed away Monday June 13, 2011, in the Frazier Rehab Institute in Louisville, Ky. She was a native of Richmond, Ky., an assistant pharmacist at the Collins Drug Store and a member of the Richmond Vineyard Community Church.

Jean is survived by: four daughters, Vicki Rollins, Lisa Rollins (Larry) Renfro, Karen Rollins Simpson and Kelly Rollins Green, all of Richmond; one sister, Carol (Richard) Langford; seven grandchildren, Chris Lawson, Jason Lee Henry Renfro, Ashley Simpson Smith, Kristen Simpson Anderson, Jordon Tyler Green and Lyndsey Breeanna Renfro. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren.

Other than her husband Henry, she was preceded in death by: her Continue reading Obituaries 13 to June 27 (continued 2)

Seven Die On Kentucky Roadways (June 13 through June 19)


(Frankfort, Ky.) — Preliminary statistics* indicate that seven people died in six separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, June 13, through Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Six of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and three of the victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Fulton, Jefferson, Logan and Warren counties. Alcohol was a factor in the Warren County crash.

A double-fatality motor vehicle collision occurred in Hardin County and one victim was not wearing a seat belt.

One motorcycle involved fatal crash occurred in McCracken County and the victim was not wearing a helmet.

Through June 19, preliminary statistics* indicate that 277 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2011. This is forty-three less fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2010. There have been Continue reading Seven Die On Kentucky Roadways (June 13 through June 19)

Obituaries June 6 to June 13

Brett Patrick Benton

Brett Patrick Benton

RICHMOND — Brett Patrick Benton, 37, of Dry Ridge, Ky., formerly of Richmond and Nicholasville, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011, from injuries sustained during the explosion of a roadside IED in Afghanistan.

Brett was born May 4, 1974, in Richmond, Ky. and was a graduate of Madison Central High School and received his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Northern Kentucky University. He was a former member of the Kentucky Army National Guard, and had been employed by the Kentucky State Police, Nicholasville Police Department and most recently with the Kenton County Police Department.

He was certified as a canine handler and an officer with the Northern Kentucky Drug Task Force. He was very active in law enforcement and the Torch Run for Kentucky Special Olympics. Brett was a member of the Kenton County F.O.P. Lodge and was of the Christian faith.

Brett is survived by: his loving wife, Bethany Foster Benton; his father Skip Benton and step-mother, April; his mother Shirley Cruse and Continue reading Obituaries June 6 to June 13

Obituaries June 6 to June 13 (continued)

Joseph Victor Petro, Jr.

LEXINGTON — Joseph Victor Petro, Jr., 78, husband of Patricia Anders Petro, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Born in Lexington November 4, 1932, he was the son of Joseph Victor Petro and Helen Louise Kadel Petro. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He graduated from Henry Clay High School. He studied fine art under Victor Hammer at Transylvania University, Lexington, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

In 1954, Transylvania University selected Petro to present Dwight D. Eisenhower a pencil drawing of Man o’ War in commemoration of the Presidential visit to the Bluegrass. He did graduate studies in art applied to medicine at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, and was the first Continue reading Obituaries June 6 to June 13 (continued)

Obituaries May 30 to June 6

Christopher Keith Banks

Christopher Keith “Mooney” Banks

RICHMOND — Christopher K. “Mooney” Banks, 32, of Richmond, formerly of Whitesburg, died Friday, June 3, 2011, in his home.

Mr. Banks was born November 4, 1978, in Whitesburg, Ky., the son of Donald and Brenda Absher Banks. He loved fishing, cookin, and UK Basketball and Football. Chris loved being with his wife Jeanna and children. His family loved him in return, especially his grandmother Henrietta. He loved helping and pleasing people. Chris was never seen without a smile on his face.

In addition to his parents. he is survived by his wife: Jeanna Gray, two children: Cameron and Makenzie Banks, sister: Amy Holbrook (Brad) of Richmond; maternal grandmother: Henrietta Absher of Whitesburg, Ky.; mother-in-law, Donna Gray of Richmond; and two nephews, Benjamin and Continue reading Obituaries May 30 to June 6

Obituaries May 30 to June 6 (Continued)

Timothy Briggs

Timothy Scott Briggs

BEREA — Timothy Scott Briggs, 46, of Berea, passed away suddenly Tuesday May 31, 2011. Tim was born in Zanesville, Ohio, to Dorothy Ross Briggs and the late John Briggs. He was a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the London, Ky., office for over 14 years. He was a devoted husband, father and friend to all who knew him. He loved his children and coaching his daughter’s soccer team. He was an active member of Westside Baptist Church.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by: his wife, Sandy; three children, Ashley, Jacob and Jenna Briggs; two brothers, John (Chris) Briggs Jr., and Randy (Deanna) Briggs; and one sister, Pam (Keith) Slotter. He is also survived by a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Continue reading Obituaries May 30 to June 6 (Continued)

Obituaries May 23 to May 30

Frances Lee Miller

Frances Lee Miller age 83, wife of Lawrence Miller of Berea, died Saturday May 28, 2011 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond KY. Frances was a member of the Crestview Holy Sanctuary, and had worked at Parker Seal and Exide in Richmond. Frances was the daughter of the late Jim and Pair Sizemore Lee of Clay County, and she was preceded in death by 8 brothers and sisters.

Frances is survived by her husband Lawrence Miller, her daughters; Barbara (Larry) Abner, Judy Osborne, Elaine Burdette, and Vicky Hensley, 8 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren also survive Frances.

Funeral services will be Wednesday June 1, 2011 at 2 pm at the Crestview Holy Sanctuary with Bro. Jerry Holland officiating. Pallbearers will be Terry Brockman, Timmy Brockman, Michael Adkins, Tony Adkins, Josh Brockman, and Darien Fields. Burial will be in the Red Lick Cemetery. Visitation will be Continue reading Obituaries May 23 to May 30

Obituaries May 16 to May 23

Douglas T. Spires

RICHMOND — Douglas T. Spires, 49, died Friday in Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was a native of Berea and lived here his entire life. Mr. Spires was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He loved his family and loved to race go carts. Mr. Spires was a member of the Galilee Baptist Church.

Mr. Spires is survived by: his wife, Tammy Moore Spires of Berea; his son, David Douglas Spires of Berea; his mother, Barbara Gadd Spires of Berea; his brothers, Eddie, James and Dennis Spires, all of Berea; a special grandchild, Corbin Rayne Brotherton. Also surviving are: his mother and father-in-law, David and Sylvia Moore of Berea; his sister-in-law, Tabby (Todd) Garvin of Lexington, Ky.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Spires was preceded in death by his father, Otis Spires.

Funeral services for Mr. Spires will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Continue reading Obituaries May 16 to May 23

Obituaries May 9 to May 16

Roy Harmon Sparkman
Roy Harmon Sparkman

Roy Harmon Sparkman, 66, husband of Armeda Miller Sparkman, died Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center. Mr. Sparkman was born December 7, 1944, in Jackson Co., KY, the son of the late Harmon and Cora Powell Sparkman. He attended the Ravenna Church of God, and was a very loving, caring and giving father and grandfather. Mr. Sparkman was a man of many trades. He worked as an auto mechanic at Jack Burford Chevrolet for many years and retired in 2000. He loved hard work and was always willing to lend a neighbor a helping hand. He had many talents, was a dedicated craftsman, and an avid fisherman.

In addition to his wife he is survived by four sons: Johnnie Sparkman (Kristi), Chad Sparkman (Cassandra), Steve Ford (Barbara), and Continue reading Obituaries May 9 to May 16

Obituaries May 9 to May 16 (Continued)

Warden Percy Hacker
Warden Percy Hacker

Lt Col (Retired) Warden Percy Hacker, 80, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Saint Joseph East Hospital, in Lexington.

He was born on December 3, 1930 in Clay County, to the late Oscar and Catherine Philpot Hacker. Percy was a retired businessman and a retired Lt. Colonel in the U. S. Army – Kentucky National Guard, where he served for 22 years. Prior to that, he served in the U. S. Air Force for four years in Korea. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Richmond and a member of the Madison County Country Club and the Richmond Elks Club # 581, where he had served as Past Exalted Ruler. He was the owner and operator of Hacker Lumber Company and Builders Concrete Block in Madison County. Percy was an avid walker, averaging four miles per day until his failing health prevented it.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Shirley Tirey Hacker; one daughter, Leona Lou Smith (Greg) of Georgetown, Indiana; two sons, Charles Continue reading Obituaries May 9 to May 16 (Continued)

Obituaries May 2 to May 9 (Continued)

Shelby Joe Masters
Shelby Joe Masters

RICHMOND — Shelby Joe Masters, 74, husband of Ann Sallee Masters, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011.
Mr. Masters was born in Madison County on March 21, 1937, to Robert Marshall and Geneva Whitaker Masters. He was a farmer who enjoyed family gatherings, the company of friends, fishing and cooking.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, are: two sons, Joe M. Masters (Darlene) and Michael N. Masters, all of Richmond; granddaughter, Bobbi Jo Sharon (Chris); two great-grandchildren, Blake Hedges-Sharon and Madison Rayne Sharon; Jeff Rose (who was like a son); his aunt, Ruth Chandler; several cousins and many friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:45 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2011, at Continue reading Obituaries May 2 to May 9 (Continued)

Fire Department Funeral Will be Conducted for Firefighter Killed in Crash

Timothy Farthing

Timothy Allen “Chewy” Farthing, 29, of Sam Jones Road, Richmond, passed away Monday, May 2, 2011, from injuries sustained in an auto accident on Red House Road.

He was born October 14, 1981, in Richmond, Kentucky and served his community as a firefighter and EMT with the Richmond Fire Department and Madison County Ambulance Service. Timothy loved fishing and adored his family. He was a member of Whitehall Holiness Church of Richmond.

Survivors inclued his wife, Sherri Lynn Northern Farthing, three daughters, Evylin McKenna Farthing, Cailyn Denise Farthing, and Macey Maree Farthing; one son, Seth Allen Thomas Farthing; his mother, Carla Denise Farthing; one sister, Davina Richardson; one brother, Joshua Noel Farthing; his grandmothers, Mima Farthing and Wilma Ballard, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Timothy was preceded in death by his father, Troy Allen Farthing.

Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Ray Northern, Bro. Virgil Gibson and Bro. Marvin Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. The Richmond Fire Department Personnel and Honor Guard will serve as pallbearers.

Obituaries April 25 to May 2

Nell Fredrick Ingle
Nell Fredrick Ingle

Nell Fredrick Ingle, 83, of Richmond, formerly of Rockcastle County, died at her residence Thursday, April 28, 2011 of complications from pneumonia. She was a Crab Orchard native born January 24, 1928, daughter of the late John P. and Minnie Burke Fredrick, homemaker, farmer, and member of Copper Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Nell had been a resident of Madison County for the past 7 years and was a very active member of the Richmond Senior Citizen Center.

Survivors include her loving husband of 60 years Charles Ingle; 2 daughters, Barbara Moberly, Joann (Kevin) True; 1 sister, Ora Pingleton; 2 grandchildren, Charles Moberly, Cathy Brock; 5 great grandchildren, McKenzie Brock, Thomas Brock, Benjamin Brock, Kayla Moberly, Blake Moberly; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends; as well as her Continue reading Obituaries April 25 to May 2

Obituaries April 25 to May 2 (Continued)

Norman Cheeks
Norman Cheeks

RICHMOND — Norman Cheeks, 76, husband of Sally Cheeks, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011, in the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Ky. Mr. Cheeks was born January 27, 1935, and was the son of the late James and Annie Chamberlain Cheeks. He was a retired farmer and a mechanic and he was a member of the Newby Baptist Church. He loved to fish as well as repair and paint old cars. Norman was a jack of all trades.

Survivors include: his wife, Sally Cheeks; six children, Ricky Edward Cheeks (Linda) of Richmond, Thomas Wayne Cheeks (Leah) of Richmond, James Mark Cheeks (Beverly) of Richmond, Ruth Ann Combs (Paul) of Richmond, Millie Cheeks Stapp of Richmond and Flora Lynne Howard (Sam) of Continue reading Obituaries April 25 to May 2 (Continued)

Obituaries April 11 to April 17

Israel Ike Hembree
Israel Ike Hembree

Israel Ike Hembree, age 61, passed away early Saturday morning, April 16, 2011, after a long battle with diabetes. He was a life long resident of Berea born Aug. 6, 1949, son of the late Edward and Olevia Taylor Hembree, an Honorable Kentucky Colonel, member of Berea Masonic Lodge # 617 F&AM, Scottish Rite, York Rite, and Oleika Shrine Temple. Ike was a contractor by trade, a member of the Westside Baptist Church and previously a member of Middletown Baptist Church. He was raised in the Middletown area and attended Kirksville Elementary School and Madison Central High School. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and off-roading. Ike enjoyed spending time with his wife and grandchildren and Continue reading Obituaries April 11 to April 17

Obituaries April 11 to April 17 (Continued)

M. Susan Shower

RICHMOND — M. Susan Shower, 72, of Richmond, has moved on to her next job of making cookies for St. Peter using all the butter and sugar she wants, as well as sandwiches for the children of Heaven. She passed peacefully on April 11, 2011, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center.

Susan is survived by: her children Martha (Robert) Garrison of Fla.; Bill “Tre” (Laurie) Shower, Ky.; Mike (Bettina) Shower, Ariz. Her beloved grandchildren Patrick and Rachel (Ky.); DJ, Alex and Madison (Ariz.); Robert (Fla.); her sister Alice (Richard) Laatsch of Ohio, several nieces and nephews; her “adopted” Wesley children Alvin (Carrie) Cheng, the Rev. Amy Cook; and her three beloved cats Fredrick, Sarah and Brighteyes.

Susan’s life was filled by giving to all she saw. She taught hygiene and Continue reading Obituaries April 11 to April 17 (Continued)