Category Archives: Obituaries

Former State Lawmaker Wells Dies in Richmond

Ky Seal

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

Obituaries September 19 to September 26, 2011 (continued)

Annabel Thomas

Annabel Gabbard Thomas

Annabel Gabbard Thomas, 74, of Berea, died Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at U.K. Medical Center in Lexington. She was a Madison County native born March 27, 1937, daughter of the late James Ernest and Mary Francis Powell Gabbard, retired Parker Seal Company employee, and member of Silver Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Brownie Thomas; 5 children, James (Sharon) Thomas, Nyoka Bowling, Penny (Terry) Young, Barbara (Darryl) McGowen, Alan (Tara) Thomas; 3 siblings, Ruth Moore, Burt Gabbard, Clara Gabbard; 13 grandchildren, Justin, Jordan, Breanna, Shane, Joshua, Stephanie, Christopher, Kristi, Tristen, Arika, Kimberly, Cameron, Aiden; 6 great grandchildren, Dustin, Lindsey, Kaitlyn, Nate, Jaden, Keionna. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, William, Seldon and Continue reading Obituaries September 19 to September 26, 2011 (continued)

Obituaries September 12 to September 19, 2011

MCFD

Billy Glyn Tipton

RICHMOND — Billy Glyn Tipton of Jacks Creek Road, Richmond, died Sunday morning, September 18, 2011.

He was born January 14, 1928, in Madison County, the son of the late George Tipton and Mary Winn Tipton. He was a member of the Union City Baptist Church, a veteran of World War II, a farmer and was a captain with the Madison County Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by: a brother, John D. Tipton; and a sister, Louise Abney. Survivors include: his wife, Marietta Smith Tipton; two sons, Michael Glynn Tipton and William Steven Tipton; two grandchildren, Derek Michael Tipton and Joshua Steven Tipton, all of Richmond.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Continue reading Obituaries September 12 to September 19, 2011

Obituaries September 5 to September 12, 2011

John Helton, Sr.

John Helton, Sr., age 64, died Friday, September 2, 2011 at his home in Berea. He was born in Garrard County to the late William and Cynthia Belcher Helton. John was of the Holiness Faith and was a retired employee of the Maintenance Dept. for Allen County, Indiana. He loved to work with wood, electrical work and tinkering.

Mr. Helton is survived by: his son, John Helton, Jr. of Berea; his daughters, Scarlette (Eddie) Marks of McKee, Ky., Melissa Plowman of Berea, Ky.; step children, Marc DeSalvo and Kathleen Schombe of Long Island, N.Y.; sisters, Janie Lake (Robert) of Berea, LouTisha Powell of Berea; brothers, William Helton, Jr. of EauClaire, Michigan, C. Robert Helton (Rebecca) of Richmond; half sisters, Etta Asher (Roscoe) of Leslie County, Edna Johnson (Bennie) of Continue reading Obituaries September 5 to September 12, 2011

Obituaries September 5 to September 12, 2011 (continue)

Jesse Pearl Powell Sr.

Jesse Pearl Powell, 69, of College Hill Road, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at his home.
Jesse was born on July 7, 1942 to Captain Shelton and Demi Barker Powell, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, Jesse was preceded in death by: his wife, Beulah Collins Powell; one daughter, Susie Mae Humfer; and four brothers, Everett Powell, Arthur Powell, Thurman Vickers, and Johnny Vickers.
Survivors include: two sons, Jessie Powell, Jr. and Shelton Powell (Joyce); and one sister, Della Martin; and six grandchildren.

Funeral Services for Jesse Powell will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Continue reading Obituaries September 5 to September 12, 2011 (continue)

Obituaries August 29 to September 5, 2011

Irene Turner Gray

Irene Turner Gray

Irene Turner Gray aged 88, widow of Wade Gray was called home to be in the presence of our Lord on Saturday, September 3, 2011. A devout Christian devoted Mother and loving Grandmother.

Irene was born on February 21, 1923 at Old Landing KY in Lee County to William and Ethel Warner Turner. Irene spent her entire adult life in Richmond and Madison County. She was a retired employee of Continental Metal Corporation of Richmond. After retirement she enjoyed working for the Richmond Department of Parks and Recreation.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents William and Ethel Warner Turner, two sons Wayne and Gary Gray. One brother Arthur Turner, two sisters Gladys Turner and Geneva Morrison. Three Continue reading Obituaries August 29 to September 5, 2011

Obituaries August 29 to September 5, 2011 (continued)

Vard J. Taylor

Vard J. “June” Taylor

RICHMOND — Vard J. “June” Taylor, 90, of Cynthiana, died Saturday, August 27, 2011, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington.

Born in Madison County, March 16, 1921, to the late, Jerry Vard and Hallie Perkins Taylor, he was a retired Eaton employee, a member of Cynthiana Christian Church and the Cynthiana Elk’s Lodge #438. Mr. Taylor was a World War II United States Army veteran.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife, Marjorie Hixon Taylor; a son, Michael Craig Taylor; a daughter, Shannon Taylor Murphy; two brothers, Ralph Taylor and James Taylor; and two Continue reading Obituaries August 29 to September 5, 2011 (continued)

Obituaries August 22 to August 29, 2011

John Mark Van Winkle

John Mark Van Winkle

John Mark Van Winkle, 56, of Berea, the widower of Debbie Cates Van Winkle, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2011 at his home.

He was born on December 10, 1954, in Richmond, Kentucky to Prise Van Winkle and the late Elizabeth Jackson Van Winkle. Mark was a quality engineer for Tokico, USA, and a member of the Church on the Rock and the Fraternal Order of Police. He was a family man and enjoyed taking care of his family, especially his relationship with his father.

In addition to his father, Prise, Mark is survived by one daughter, Kristy Lee Van Winkle Hacker, and her husband, Chris, of Ashburn, VA; one son, Shane Van Winkle, and his wife, Cyn-D, of Berea, KY; four grandchildren, Cody and Continue reading Obituaries August 22 to August 29, 2011

Obituaries August 22 to August 29, 2011 (continue)

Teresa Ann Kluesner

Teresa Ann “Teri” Roland Kluesner

RICHMOND — Teresa Ann “Teri” Roland Kluesner, 66, of Stoney Brook Drive, passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2011, in Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She was the wife of Charles Preston “Chuck” Kluesner for 46 years.

Teri was born on November 19, 1944, in Covington, Ky., and was the daughter of Bradford Ferrell and Zadah Agnes Roland, both of whom preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church.

Teri was co-owner and operator along with her husband, Chuck, of White Cross Gift Shop in Beckley, W.Va. for nine years, and Berea Coffee & Tea in Berea, Ky., for 12 years.

Teri, a life-long piano player since the age of 5, was a woman of devote faith and inspiration. She played music during church services for many years until Continue reading Obituaries August 22 to August 29, 2011 (continue)

Obituaries August 15 to August 22, 2011

Velma McHone

Velma Mobley McHone

Velma Mobley McHone, 83, of Berea, died Thursday, August 18, 2011 of complications following a stroke. She was a Rockcastle County native, born May 26, 1928, daughter of the late Roy and Pearl Sams Mobley, a resident of Madison County most of her life, and retired from Madison County Library in October 2010.

Survivors include 3 children, Joyce Carnes of Beckley, West Virginia, Gary (Melody) McHone of Louisville, Randy McHone of LaGrange; 1 brother, Conn (Doris) Mobley of Berea; 3 sisters, Alene Coffey, Betty (Bob) Bucher, Naomi Eaton, all of Ohio; 7 grandchildren, Gary, Cara, Krista, Marc, Joel, Kristin, Adam; 2 great grandchildren, Ryan, Eryn. In addition to her parents, she was Continue reading Obituaries August 15 to August 22, 2011

Obituaries August 15 to August 22, 2011 (continue)

Arzelia Rogers

Arzelia Butner Rogers

PAINT LICK — Arzelia Butner Rogers, 101, widow of Ballard Rogers, passed away in her home at Paint Lick Tuesday, August 16, 2011. Born September 20, 1909, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Minnie Jane Rowlett Butner and Ernest Butner. Mrs. Rogers was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher for 50 years.

She is survived by: her daughter, Ruth R. Metcalfe and son, Ronald (Marilyn) Rogers, both of Paint Lick; seven grandchildren, Robin Metcalf, Wendell (Lori) Metcalf, Tonika (David) York, John Ballard (Canaan) Rogers, Charlie (Rita) Rogers, Gerry (Tracci) Metcalfe and Ann Rogers; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Ernestine Williams; and Continue reading Obituaries August 15 to August 22, 2011 (continue)

Obituaries August 8 to August 15, 2011

Matthew Brandon Meadows

Matthew Brandon Meadows

Matthew Brandon Meadows age 26 of Mary Street, passed away Sunday August 7, 2011.

Matthew was born in San Bernardino, CA to Linda Tiger Meadows and Tony Meadows. In addition to his parents he is also survived by his siblings Anthony Meadows, Jeremy Meadows, Misty Meadows and Christopher Meadows, maternal grandparents Margaret and James Tiger, paternal grandparents Nancy and Charles Meadows, one niece Baylee Blasdell, one nephew Jackson Meadows and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be 12:30 pm Friday August 12, 2011 at Crestview Holy Sanctuary with Rev. Darnell Hill officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison Continue reading Obituaries August 8 to August 15, 2011

Obituaries August 1 to August 8

James Durham Alford

James Durham Alford

RICHMOND — James Durham Alford, 83, of Richmond, departed this life on August 5, 2011, in the Hospice Compassionate Care Center surrounded by his family. James was born on July 15, 1928, in Danville, Ky., and was the son of Otis D and Viola Raynes Alford, both of whom preceded him in death. Two great grandchildren, Kylie Lynn Kidd and David Elijah Paher preceded him in death. James was a retired teacher from Eastern Kentucky University where he taught for 23 years, and a former Director of Accounts in the Finance Department for the state of Kentucky. He was a faithful member of the Church of Christ on Goggins Lane in Richmond, Ky., where he served as Continue reading Obituaries August 1 to August 8

Obituaries August 1 to August 8 (continue)

Orville Mullins

Orville Mullins

RICHMOND — Orville “Moon” Mullins, 94, of Cedar Cliff Road, the widower of Hazel Mullins, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2011, in Midway, Ohio. Mr. Mullins was born on June 12, 1917, in Charleston, West Virginia. He was a retired machinist for the Chrysler Corporation.

Survivors include: a daughter, Teresa Smith (Webb); two sons, Gerald Gentry and Eugene Gentry; one brother, Obra Mullins; two sisters, Janie Hagerman and Continue reading Obituaries August 1 to August 8 (continue)

Obituaries July 25 to August 1

Joie Edmonson

Joie Margeline “Margie” Smith Edmonson

Joie Margeline “Margie” Smith Edmonson, 77, of Lexington, passed away Friday, July 29, 2011, at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. She was born in Whitley County on November 8, 1933 to James and Susie McKean Smith. She had worked for the U K Chandler Medical Center.

Survivors include: two sons: William E. Edmonson and Newton L. Edmonson, Jr. of Lexington; two brothers: Herbert Smith (Ida) and Herman Smith (Shelia,) two sisters: Etta Mae Cain and Mary Gentry (Doyle); two grandchildren: Michael and Christiana Davis and one great-grandchild: Alara Davis. In Continue reading Obituaries July 25 to August 1

Obituaries July 25 to August 1 (continued)

Mary Frances Croucher Rhodus

Mary Frances Croucher Rhodus

Mary Frances Croucher Rhodus, 91, wife of Garnett Rhodus, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center. She was native of Richmond, KY; daughter of the late Casper & Lena Lamb Croucher. Mary Francis attended the Concord Community Baptist Church. She was retired from Westinghouse where she worked for 33 years. She loved to grow flowers, work in her garden, quilting and to spend time with her grandchildren, especially going to ballgames.

Mary Frances is survived by her husband of 71 years, Garnett Rhodus; one son, Billy Glynn Rhodus or Richmond, KY; one daughter, Mary Carolyn Wells (Wayne) of Richmond, KY; four grandchildren, Greg Wells (Rhonda), Angela Continue reading Obituaries July 25 to August 1 (continued)

Obituaries July 18 to July 25

Daniel Clyde Buttry

Daniel Clyde Buttry

Daniel Clyde Buttry, 55, husband of Connie Kelly Buttry, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center.

Born June 6, 1956 to the late William Luther Buttry& Joyce Buttry Cole he was a Lab Technician with Central Kentucky Processing and was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church. Daniel also served in the United States Army and was a Elvis Presley impersonator and a apprentice Auctioneer under Doug Miller.

Other than his wife Connie Kelly Buttry he is survived by three brothers, Bill Buttry, Kenneth Buttry and Mark Buttry (Nettie); four sisters, Priscilla Hall Lunsford (Larry), Linda Murphy (Mike), Doris Lunsford and Margaret Botkin. He is proceeded in death by his parents William Luther Buttry & Joyce Buttry Cole; three brothers, David, Dennis & Tommy Buttry; one sister, Barbara Continue reading Obituaries July 18 to July 25