Category Archives: Obituaries

OBITUARIES SEPT. 18-25, 2016

Michael Lee Ramsey
Michael Lee Ramsey

Michael Lee Ramsey

Michael Lee Ramsey, 57, of Richmond, passed away Friday, September 23, 2016, at his home after a 6 ½ year courageous battle with prostate cancer. He was born October 3, 1958, in Richmond, to Shirley and Delora Miller Ramsey, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was the owner and operator of Ramsey’s Auto Salvage and Towing. He loved cars, Nascar, motorcycles and four-wheeling. He Continue reading OBITUARIES SEPT. 18-25, 2016

Barbara Lynn Belcher

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Barbara Lynn Belcher

Barbara Lynn Platt Belcher, 68, of Berea, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Saint Joseph Berea Hospital. She was born in Richmond on January 25, 1948 to the late Marshall Platt Jr. and Marjorie Highland Platt.

She earned an Associate’s Degree from Eastern Kentucky University and had retired from Dresser Industries and Occupational Medical in Richmond. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Continue reading Barbara Lynn Belcher

OBITUARIES SEPT. 11-18, 2016

Barbara Lynn Belcher
Barbara Lynn Belcher

Barbara Lynn Belcher

Barbara Lynn Platt Belcher, 68, of Berea, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Saint Joseph Berea Hospital. She was born in Richmond on January 25, 1948 to the late Marshall Platt Jr. and Marjorie Highland Platt.

She earned an Associate’s Degree from Eastern Kentucky University and had retired from Dresser Industries and Occupational Medical Continue reading OBITUARIES SEPT. 11-18, 2016

Carrie Lewey

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Carrie Lewey

Carrie Frances Calico Baker Lewey, age 88, died peacefully Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at The Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A native of Garrard County she was born to the late Everett & Cora Wells Calico.

Mrs. Lewey was a member of the Berea Baptist Church where she was very active in the Sunshine Sunday School Class and later the Dixie Sunshine class, she also loved the ladies circle of Berea Baptist. After retiring from Berea College and Fireside Galleries she enjoyed traveling, her favorite trip was in 1996 when she visited 22 states on Continue reading Carrie Lewey

OBITUARIES SEPT. 4-11, 2016

Virginia Reynolds
Virginia Reynolds

Virginia Denny Reynolds

Virginia “Jenny” Denny Reynolds, Age 78 of Eubank, KY passed away Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 at the Somerwoods Nursing and Rehabilitation in Somerset, KY. Jenny was born on February 28th, 1938 in Lincoln County to the Late Charlie and Delia Rector Denny. She was the 13th of 17 children. Jenny was united in holy matrimony to Jon Gary Reynolds on December 18th, 1954 and from that union came seven children; Shelia, Mike, Rick, Eric, Debbie, Jennifer and Simon.

She was a member of the Sunrise Baptist Church and was a retired waitress and assistant manager. Her hobbies included spending time Continue reading OBITUARIES SEPT. 4-11, 2016

Christopher Lejay Harrison

Christopher Lejay Harrison
Christopher Lejay Harrison

Christopher Lejay Harrison

Christopher Lejay Harrison was born March 30, 1999 in Madison County and departed this life Monday, September 5, 2016 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, being 16 years of age. He was the son of Lejay & Crystal (Johnson) Harrison of McKee.

In addition to his parents, Chris was also survived by his grandparents, Velva Turner and husband Dale of Sand Gap, Donna Abrams of McKee, Ralph Harrison and wife Kathryn of Waneta and Ronda Grimes of Sand Gap and by great Continue reading Christopher Lejay Harrison

OBITUARIES AUG. 28 – Sept. 4, 2016

Billy J. Robbins
Billy J. Robbins

Billy J. Robbins

Billy J. Robbins, age 73, widower of Patricia Gadd Robbins, died Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at Saint Joseph Berea. Mr. Robbins was born in Mount Vernon, KY., to the late Johnie A. and Bessie Henson Robbins.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam war serving in the U.S. Army Signal Corp. Mr. Robbins retired from the Parker Seal Company and was a member of the Clarksville Baptist Church. He enjoyed going to Berea Health Care where he played music for the residents and Continue reading OBITUARIES AUG. 28 – Sept. 4, 2016

Billy J. Robbins

Billy J. Robbins
Billy J. Robbins

Billy J. Robbins

Billy J. Robbins, age 73, widower of Patricia Gadd Robbins, died Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at Saint Joseph Berea. Mr. Robbins was born in Mount Vernon, KY., to the late Johnie A. and Bessie Henson Robbins.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam war serving in the U.S. Army Signal Corp. Mr. Robbins retired from the Parker Seal Company and was a member of the Clarksville Baptist Church. He enjoyed going to Berea Health Care where he played Continue reading Billy J. Robbins

Oscar Seals

Oscar Seals
Oscar Seals

Oscar Seals

Oscar Seals age 88, husband of the late Jewel Ward Seals, died Wednesday Aug. 31, 2016. Oscar was born in Rockcastle County to the late Willie and Ida Chasteen Seals; he was a charter member of the Middletown Baptist Church and had been a painter for many years here in Berea.

Oscar was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jewel, his daughter Connie Gail Seals, and his siblings: Bluford, Ernest, Monroe Continue reading Oscar Seals

Austin Boggs

Austin Boggs
Austin Boggs

Austin Boggs

Austin Kevin Daniel Boggs, age 17, died Monday, August 29th at Saint Joseph Berea Emergency Room.

Austin was a senior at Madison Southern High School. He brought joy to everyone he came in contact with, he loved to be at the Richmond Raceway dirt track helping his papa. He was an avid football fan and loved to draw. Most of all he loved his Lord, he was a member of the New Vision Continue reading Austin Boggs

Douglas Lee Moran

Douglas Lee Moran
Douglas Lee Moran

Douglas Lee Moran

Douglas Lee Moran, age 88, died Friday, August 26, 2016 at the V.A. Medical Center in Lexington. Mr. Moran was born in Berea to the late John Fee & Francis Adelia Bowman Moran on August 9th 1928.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean Conflict, and was a member of the America Legion Post # 50. Mr. Moran was retired from the Blue Grass Army Depot, a member of the First Baptist Church at Continue reading Douglas Lee Moran

James Archie Hoskins

James Archie Hoskins
James Archie Hoskins

James Archie Hoskins

James Archie Hoskins, 83, of Middlesboro, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at his home. He was born in Pineville on April 18, 1933 a son of the late Robert and Mary Cledith Elliott Hoskins.

He had worked in carpentry and saw mills for many years. He loved to play the guitar and sing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Hoskins, brothers and sisters, Farmer and Yvonne Hoskins, Bobby and Rosie Hoskins, Bill and Merle Hoskins and Kathleen Continue reading James Archie Hoskins

OBITUARIES AUG. 21-28, 2016

Dennis Rice
Dennis Rice

Dennis Rice

Dennis Rice, 85, of Richmond passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at Baptist Health – Lexington after a brief illness. Mr. Rice was born on May 15, 1931, in Madison County, Kentucky and grew up in Estill County. He was the son of the late Charlie Clay Rice and Allie Miller Rice.

Mr. Rice was a graduate of Estill County High School. He retired from the Okonite Cable Company in 1997 after 27 years of service. He was a member of member Clarksville Baptist Church but attended Pilot Knob Missionary Baptist Church. Continue reading OBITUARIES AUG. 21-28, 2016

Dennis Rice

Dennis Rice
Dennis Rice

Dennis Rice

Dennis Rice, 85, of Richmond passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at Baptist Health – Lexington after a brief illness. Mr. Rice was born on May 15, 1931, in Madison County, Kentucky and grew up in Estill County. He was the son of the late Charlie Clay Rice and Allie Miller Rice.

Mr. Rice was a graduate of Estill County High School. He retired from the Okonite Cable Company in 1997 after 27 years of service. He was a member of member Clarksville Baptist Church but attended Pilot Knob Missionary Baptist Church. Continue reading Dennis Rice

Mary Ann Williams

Mary Ann Williams
Mary Ann Williams

Mary Ann Williams

Mary Ann Blair Williams, age 98, passed away Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at the Willows of Hamburg Nursing Home in Lexington. She was the widow of Allen Williams, born to the late Ben H. and Thursia Kirby Blair on November 11, 1917 in Rockcastle County, KY. Mrs. Williams was a member of the Berea Baptist Church.

Other than her husband and parents she was also preceded in death by; her son, David Blair Williams, three sisters, Cordia Jackey, Nevia Continue reading Mary Ann Williams

OBITUARIES AUG. 14-21, 2016

Ellis L. Little
Ellis L. Little

Ellis L. Little

Mr. Ellis L. Little, 67, of Richmond, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at his home. Mr. Little, the son of the late Raymond Little and Marie Barrett Little, was born in Owsley County on February 17, 1949.

He had worked for the Federal Government and was a U. S. Army Veteran, having served in Vietnam. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gun collecting, and loved watching Westerns. Most importantly, he was saved at the Faith Baptist Church near his home.

On December 26, 2011, Mr. Little united in marriage to Clara Lykins Little who survives. Other survivors include two daughters: Christine Holt and husband Shannon of Berea and Tammy Mullins Continue reading OBITUARIES AUG. 14-21, 2016

Ellis L. Little

Ellis L. Little
Ellis L. Little

Ellis L. Little

Mr. Ellis L. Little, 67, of Richmond, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at his home. Mr. Little, the son of the late Raymond Little and Marie Barrett Little, was born in Owsley County on February 17, 1949.

He had worked for the Federal Government and was a U. S. Army Veteran, having served in Vietnam. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gun collecting, and loved watching Westerns. Most importantly, he was Continue reading Ellis L. Little

Tylor Thompson

Tylor Thompson
Tylor Thompson

Tylor Thompson

Joshua Joel Tylor Thompson, 27, of Richmond, died Wednesday, August 17, 2016 of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. He was a life-long resident of Madison County born, June 28, 1989. Tylor was an employee of Appalachian Foothills Contracting and former employee of Leak Eliminator.

Survivors include his parents, Angelia and Joel Thompson III; girlfriend, Megan Potter; 2 siblings, Tannor (Marcus) McDaniels, Duder Thompson; uncle, Keith (Janice) Ruble; niece, Oakley McDaniels; nephew, Ryker McDaniels; paternal grandparents, Jane Continue reading Tylor Thompson

OBITUARIES AUG. 7-14, 2016

Dulia Isaacs Dawson
Dulia Isaacs Dawson

Dulia Isaacs Dawson

Dulia Isaacs Dawson, 83, of Lexington, KY formerly of Richmond, died Thursday, August 11, 2016 at her home. Dulia was born in Jackson County, Brazil, KY, on January 14, 1933. She was the daughter of the late Esau and Zella Powell Isaacs and the widow of Ashby A. Dawson to whom she was married to for 40 years.

She was a retired state employee and of the Holiness Faith. She loved to read the Bible and enjoyed listening to gospel music. Her Continue reading OBITUARIES AUG. 7-14, 2016

William Freeman

William Freeman
William Freeman

William Freeman

William B. “Bill” Freeman, 57, lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, August 6, 2016, at Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Kentucky. He was born on November 13, 1958 to Boyd and Lois (Moore) Freeman.

Bill was employed as a truck driver by The Allen Company. He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Larry, Gary Continue reading William Freeman