Category Archives: Obituaries

OBITUARIES MAY 15- 22, 2016

William Samuel Clark
William Samuel Clark

William Samuel Clark

Having mastered all the art of hunting squirrels with a pistol, Great Squirrel Hunter has made his way to that hunting ground beyond the sky! For 84 years, he perfected his craft in and around the woodlands near Berea, his stated goal being that his off-spring eat so much squirrel that they could take off their shoes and socks and climb a tree.

Born in Berea to the late Mark and Katherine Clark, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Joyce Romans Clark. He is survived by Continue reading OBITUARIES MAY 15- 22, 2016

David Moore

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David G. Moore

David G. Moore, age 76, died Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. He was a native of Jackson County, born to the late Gus and Pearl Matthews Moore.

Mr. Moore was of the Baptist faith, an avid outdoors-man, he loved to fish and hunt. He was retired heavy equipment operator from the U.S. Forest Service.

Mr. Moore is survived by his wife, Sylvia J. Miller Moore of Berea, his daughters, Denise (Todd) Garvin of Lexington, and Tammy Spires of Berea. Three grandchildren, Chelsey (Jared) Hawkins, Paige & Continue reading David Moore

Marie Eversole

Marie Eversole
Marie Eversole

Marie Eversole

Alta Marie Eversole age 46, wife of Larry Eversole, died Sunday May 15, 2016 after a battle with cancer.

Marie was a member of the Cartersville Holiness Church, and she had worked at Gibson Greeting Cards, and was a special needs aide at Berea Community School.

Marie was preceded in death by her father Broadus DeHart, her half-brother Avery Leon DeHart and half-sister Brenda Sue Chappuis.

Marie is survived by her mother Edith Bowman DeHart, her husband Larry Eversole, her daughters: Kayla (Aaron) Anderson, and Courtney Continue reading Marie Eversole

OBITUARIES MAY 8- 15, 2016

Volley Abraham Williams
Volley Abraham Williams

Volley A. Williams

Volley A. Williams, age 93, died Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. A native of Berea, he was the son of the late Allen Williams, Sr. and Ariah Katherine Short Williams.

Mr. Williams was a member and former deacon of Liberty Avenue Baptist Church. For many years he was the owner/operator of V.A. Williams Auto Sales and he had farmed and worked as a carpenter.

Mr. Williams was a part of the generation that Tom Brokaw referred to as the “greatest generation”. At the age of 20, he was drafted into Continue reading OBITUARIES MAY 8- 15, 2016

OBITUARIES MAY 1- 8, 2016

Bea Riley
Bea Riley

Bea Riley age 70, widow of Tom Riley, passed away Thursday May 5, 2016 at Baptist Health in Lexington KY. Bea was born in Madison County to the late Earl and Maude Evans Combs.

She was a member of the Pilot Knob Baptist Church and retired Sodexo Food Service employee, she worked for many years at Berea College Food Service and Boone Tavern, she was affectionately known as Aunt Bea to many of the students at the college.

Bea was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Tom Riley, her Continue reading OBITUARIES MAY 1- 8, 2016

Bea Riley

Bea Riley
Bea Riley

Bea Riley age 70, widow of Tom Riley, passed away Thursday May 5, 2016 at Baptist Health in Lexington KY. Bea was born in Madison County to the late Earl and Maude Evans Combs.

She was a member of the Pilot Knob Baptist Church and retired Sodexo Food Service employee, she worked for many years at Berea College Food Service and Boone Tavern, she was affectionately known as Aunt Bea to many of the students at the college.

Bea was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Tom Riley, her Continue reading Bea Riley

Terry Boggs

Terry  Boggs
Terry Boggs

Terry Boggs

Terry “Boogy” Boggs, age 47 of Berea, died Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

A native of Berea, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Berea at Middletown,and he had worked as a custodial supervisor for the Madison County School System at Foley and Madison Southern High Schools. He loved being with his grandchildren and in his spare time he liked to fish.

Terry is survived by his wife, Leslie McGinnis Boggs of Berea; his children, Deshon and Tosha Marie Boggs of Berea; his grandchildren, Continue reading Terry Boggs

OBITUARIES APR. 24 – May 1, 2016

Charles T. Hembree
Charles T. Hembree

Charles T. Hembree

Charles T. Hembree, 68, of Berea, died suddenly Thursday, April 28, 2016 at his residence. He was a life-long resident of Madison County born February 16, 1948, son of the late Edward Howard Hembree and Olevia Taylor Hembree.

He was a retired electrical contractor, member of Berea Masonic Lodge #617, Oleika Shrine Temple, 33rd Degree Scottish Rite and Middletown Baptist Church.

Survivors include his loving wife, Julie Alexander Hembree, 4 children, Madonna (Scott) Ash, Charles T. (Viola) Hembree II, Melonie Hembree, Craig Hembree; 6 grandchildren, Taylor Hembree, Turk Continue reading OBITUARIES APR. 24 – May 1, 2016

Charles T. Hembree

Charles T. Hembree
Charles T. Hembree

Charles T. Hembree

Charles T. Hembree, 68, of Berea, died suddenly Thursday, April 28, 2016 at his residence. He was a life-long resident of Madison County born February 16, 1948, son of the late Edward Howard Hembree and Olevia Taylor Hembree.

He was a retired electrical contractor, member of Berea Masonic Lodge #617, Oleika Shrine Temple, 33rd Degree Scottish Rite and Middletown Baptist Church.

Survivors include his loving wife, Julie Alexander Hembree, 4 children, Madonna (Scott) Ash, Charles T. (Viola) Hembree II, Melonie Hembree, Craig Hembree; 6 grandchildren, Taylor Hembree, Turk Continue reading Charles T. Hembree

Billy Joe Putteet

Billy Joe Putteet
Billy Joe Putteet

Billy Joe Putteet

Billy Joe Putteet, 77, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016. He was born on Dec. 9, 1938, in Madison Co., Ky., the son of Charles Hurley Thompson and Hazel Betty Putteet.

He was a retired salesman for Rainbo Baking Co. Billy was an avid Lionel Train collector and fisherman and was a longtime member of Richmond First Church of the Nazarene. He loved celebrating Christmas and his family meant everything to him.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Nancy Jackson Putteet;one son, Billy (Paula) Putteet; four daughters, Pam (Louie) Schriml, Suzanne (Jimmy) Tipton, Tiffany (Jeff) Baker, all of Richmond, and Jo Continue reading Billy Joe Putteet

OBITUARIES APR. 17-24, 2016

John Sherman Patrick III
John Sherman Patrick III

John S. Patrick III

John S. Patrick III, age 68, died Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was the son of the late John S. Patrick Jr. and Minnie Ruth Lovely Patrick.

John served his country in the United States Air Force during the Viet Nam War.

John is survived by his cousins Ken Griffith (Gwynne) and their daughters, Sharon Sapienza, Linda Carrington, and Susan Gadd, John Continue reading OBITUARIES APR. 17-24, 2016

OBITUARIES APR. 10-17, 2016

Sarah Matheny
Sarah Matheny

Sarah Onalee Matheny

Sarah Onalee Hall Matheny, 88, of Berea, died Friday, April 15, 2016 at her residence following an illness. She was a Molus, Kentucky (Harlan County) native born December 19, 1927, daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Smith Hall.

She was a homemaker, member of Crestview Holy Sanctuary and had been a resident of Berea most of her adult life.

Survivors include 4 children, Dennis (Helen) Matheny, Marsha (Herschel) Wilson, Sandy (Ray) Sparks, David (Cheryl) Matheny; 4 Continue reading OBITUARIES APR. 10-17, 2016

OBITUARIES APR. 3-10, 2016

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Going Home

Norma Jean Daniels

Norma Jean Daniels, age 75, died Thursday, April 07, 2016 at Saint Joseph Berea. A native of Lincoln County she was born to the late Earl and Viola Foley Padgett.

She was a member of Glory Land Baptist Church and loved to cook and help others especially children as evidenced by the 68 children she fostered in her lifetime.

Ms. Daniels is survived by her daughter, Sherry Daniels Parke of Berea; her sister Geraldine Fulcher of Corbin; and a very special person who always had her heart, Drew Hamilton, he was like a son Continue reading OBITUARIES APR. 3-10, 2016

Wanda Fay Howard

Wanda Howard
Wanda Howard

Wanda Fay Howard

Wanda Fay Howard, age 66, of Berea, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016. She was born in Berea, Kentucky to Fred and Vergie Rector Allen.

She was a homemaker and was a member of Liberty Avenue Full Gospel Outreach.

Wanda is survived by her seven children: Scott (Jennifer) Howard, Billy (Wilma) Howard, David Howard, Kim (Tracy) Howard, Lori (Kelvin) Damrell, Angie (J.D.) Woodall, and Jeremy (Leslie) Howard; Continue reading Wanda Fay Howard

OBITUARIES MAR. 27 – APR. 3, 2016

Robert Neal Robinson
Robert Neal Robinson

Bob Robinson

Bob Robinson age 65, died Tuesday March 29, 2016 at Baptist Health in Richmond, KY. Bob was born in Detroit Michigan to Johnnie Ruth Dotson and the late Robert Robinson.

Bob had been a salesman for many years and lived in Berea with his mother after his father passed away in 2008, and he had served in the US Air Force. Bob loved singing Karaoke, baseball, and basketball and sold sports memorabilia, and he will be dearly missed by his dog Continue reading OBITUARIES MAR. 27 – APR. 3, 2016

OBITUARIES MAR. 20-27, 2016

Hazel Chrisman
Hazel Chrisman

Hazel Alexander Chrisman

Hazel Alexander Chrisman, 69, of Berea, died suddenly Thursday, March 24, 2016 at St. Joseph Berea of an apparent heart attack. She was a Kerby Knob native born May 21, 1946, daughter of the late Thomas and Flora Clemmons Alexander Sr.

Hazel was a homemaker, member of Pilot Knob Missionary Baptist Church and had been a resident of the Berea area most of her life.

Survivors include her 2 children, David (Rebecca) Chrisman, Melissa Continue reading OBITUARIES MAR. 20-27, 2016

Hazel Chrisman

Hazel Chrisman
Hazel Chrisman

Hazel Alexander Chrisman

Hazel Alexander Chrisman, 69, of Berea, died suddenly Thursday, March 24, 2016 at St. Joseph Berea of an apparent heart attack. She was a Kerby Knob native born May 21, 1946, daughter of the late Thomas and Flora Clemmons Alexander, Sr.

Hazel was a homemaker, member of Pilot Knob Missionary Baptist Church and had been a resident of the Berea area most of her life.

Survivors include her 2 children, David (Rebecca) Chrisman, Melissa (Jeffrey) Abrams; 1 sister, Shirley (Glendon) Combs; 6 grandchildren, Zachary (Courtney) Phillips, Matthew Phillips, Samuel Chrisman, Amanda Abrams, Megan Abrams and Jesse Abrams.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Continue reading Hazel Chrisman

John Sipple

John Sipple
John Sipple

John Sipple

Dr. John Sipple, 76, of Berea, Kentucky, ended his journey here on earth at Baptist Health in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. John was born in New Richmond, Ohio, to the late Louis and Edith Beach Sipple.

Dr. John moved to Berea, Kentucky, and opened his chiropractic practice on March 1st, 1969, where two of his sons continue his practice today. Dr. John was an Elder and Ordained Minister at the Community Christian Church in Richmond, Kentucky, and his Continue reading John Sipple

OBITUARIES MAR. 13-20, 2016

Nora Jean Rose
Nora Jean Rose

Nora Jean Rose

Nora Jean Rose, 78 of Berea, passed away March 14, 2016 at the Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was a native of Bell County, the wife of the late Meril Rose and the daughter of Gabriel and Prudy Brown Hoskins.

Nora was a loving housewife and member of the Holiness faith at the Sand Gap Holiness Church.

In addition to her parents and husband, Nora was preceded in death by her siblings, Verna Asher, Charles Hoskins, Herman Ferry and Continue reading OBITUARIES MAR. 13-20, 2016

OBITUARIES MAR. 6-13, 2016

Rebecca Kay Greenwell
Rebecca Kay Greenwell

Rebecca Kay Greenwell

Rebecca Kay Greenwell, age 54 of Berea, KY passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016.

She was a mother to all children and happiest when surrounded by their laughter and smiling faces. Rebecca was fast to make friends and would go out of her way to help her family, friends, and neighbors. Quick to recognize an unfulfilled need, she would compassionately provide assistance and love. Continue reading OBITUARIES MAR. 6-13, 2016