Category Archives: Obituaries

Gary Harrison

Gary Harrison

Gary Harrison

Gary Harrison, age 60, died Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Saint Joseph Berea. He was born in Sand Gap on January 29th 1957. He was of the Holiness faith, loved to ride his motorcycle and was a great mechanic.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Sue Harrison of Berea, KY., his father, Ralph (Vada) Harrison of McKee, KY., his daughters, Jennifer (George) Clark of Mount Vernon, KY., Christina (Jesse) Potter, two step daughters, Regina (Buddy) Durham and Sharon (Tim) Pigg all of Berea, KY., one step son, Curtis (Amber) Sparks of Paint Lick, KY., Continue reading Gary Harrison

Michael Shannon Smith

Michael Shannon Smith

Michael Shannon Smith

Michael Shannon “Smokey” Smith age 37 of Berea, died Sunday Feb. 12, 2017 in Berea. Shannon was a 1999 graduate of Madison Southern High School and a mechanic at Madison Transmission. Michael was born in Manchester KY to Donald Ray and Vickie Lynn Smith France, he was preceded in death by his grandparents Dalton and Kathleen Smith, and grandparents Oakley and Magdalene France, his uncles James Smith, Stevie Smith, and nephew Stormy Dalton Continue reading Michael Shannon Smith

Susie Lee Gassett

Susie Lee Gassett

Susie Lee Gassett

Susie Lee Gibbs Gassett, age 94, of Berea, KY departed this life on February 14, 2017. She was a native of Madison County Kentucky and the daughter of the late Sam and Georgia Gibbs.

She was a devoted member of New Liberty Baptist Church where she served as Mt. Pleasant District Missionary as financial secretary emirtus, Church Clerk, Treasurer of Ladies Aid Club, President of Missionary Society, and Ladies Sunday School Teacher. Continue reading Susie Lee Gassett

Dennis Carl Brewer


Dennis Carl Brewer

Dennis Carl Brewer, age 63, died Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was born in Knoxville, TN., to the late Virgil Carl and Gladys Franklin Brewer.

He was a member of the Clays Mill Road Baptist Church in Lexington and was retired from Fayette County School system.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Marcia Continue reading Dennis Carl Brewer

Dorothy Devere

Dorothy Devere

Dorothy Elizabeth Devere

Dorothy “Dot” Elizabeth Devere, age 91, of Menifee Lane, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Terrace Nursing Home in Berea. Dorothy was born in Ashland, Kentucky to the late John and Eliza Mormon Ison.

She was an English teacher at Madison Central for over 21 years. After she retired, she loved spending time tending to her gardens and flowers. She was a longtime member and Sunday school teacher at White Lick Baptist Church. When her health started to decline she became a member Continue reading Dorothy Devere

OBITUARIES FEB. 5-12, 2017

Dorothy Devere

Dorothy Elizabeth Devere

Dorothy “Dot” Elizabeth Devere, age 91, of Menifee Lane, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Terrace Nursing Home in Berea. Dorothy was born in Ashland, Kentucky to the late John and Eliza Mormon Ison.

She was an English teacher at Madison Central for over 21 years. After she retired, she loved spending time tending to her gardens and flowers. She was a longtime member and Sunday school teacher at White Lick Baptist Church. When her health started to decline she became a member Continue reading OBITUARIES FEB. 5-12, 2017

Carolyn Lainhart


Carolyn Lainhart

Carolyn Mae Coyle Lainhart, 68, wife of Fred W. Lainhart, died on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Kentucky. Carolyn was born on September 26, 1948 in Estill County, Kentucky to the late Dewey and Myrtle Rose Coyle.

She was employed by the Eye Care Center and was a member of Revival Tabernacle Church.

Other than her husband, Fred Lainhart, she is survived by: one son, Jonathan Fred Lainhart (Jennifer) of Richmond, KY; two daughters, Continue reading Carolyn Lainhart

Christian Anderson

Christian Anderson

Christian Anderson

James Christian Lee Anderson, 19, of Paint Lick, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident.

Christian enjoyed working on the farm, diesel trucks and riding dirt bikes and hunting. He was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church and attended Full Gospel Tabernacle.

Survivors include his parents, Gerald and Tracci Lear Metcalfe; his brother, Kraig Anderson (Hannah); a niece, Avery Anderson; paternal grandfather, Kenneth Anderson; paternal grandmother, Continue reading Christian Anderson

Viola Roark

Viola Roark

Viola Roark

Mrs. Viola Agnes Ball Roark, 73, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at the St. Joseph East Hospital in Lexington. Viola was born in Richmond, KY at the old Pattie A. Clay Hospital on February 21, 1943, to the late Albert and Mamie Cox Ball.

The youngest of eleven children,Viola graduated from Madison Central High School in 1961, and went on to work for Westinghouse-Phillips until her retirement in 1994. She Continue reading Viola Roark

William Harold Jennings

William Jennings

William Harold Jennings

William Harold “Wid” Jennings, age 92, died Friday February 3rd, 2017 at his home. He was a native of Garrard County, born to the late Milton and Ludie Bryant Jennings.

Mr. Jennings was a member of the White Lick Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Music Director for over 25 yrs. He was an Army Veteran of WWII and was wounded at the battle of Bulge on the Belgium front and received the Purple Heart and 2 bronze Stars. After the war, he made his home in Berea and owned and operated the Jennings Body Shop for Continue reading William Harold Jennings

MiKeila Love

MiKeila Love

MiKeila Renee’ Love

MiKeila Renee’ Love, 33, of Kenway Street in Berea, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington. MiKeila was born in Richmond to Michael and Sheila Wolfe Sandlin.

She loved taking pictures, flying with her dad, crafting, playing canasta, and spending time with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather’s Lowell Sandlin and Continue reading MiKeila Love

OBITUARIES JAN. 29 – FEB. 5, 2017

Betty Jean Walden

Betty Jean Walden

Betty Jean Walden age 80 of Mt. Vernon died Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Baptist Health in Lexington. She was the daughter of the late William and Cordelia Ramsey Walden.

Miss Walden was a native of Rockcastle County and a member of the Scaffold Cane Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by one daughter Valerie Walden, two grandsons Randall Grant and Robert Continue reading OBITUARIES JAN. 29 – FEB. 5, 2017

OBITUARIES JAN. 22-29, 2017

Donnie Carter

Donnie Ray Carter

Donnie Ray Carter, age 56, died Thursday, January 19, 2017 at his home. He was a native of Madison County, he loved U.K. Basketball and the Pittsburg Steelers. Donnie also loved to go to yard sales.

Mr. Carter was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Carter, and a sister Debbie Lee Miller.

He is survived by his Mother, Beulah Anglin Carter, his children Christopher Thomas, Holly (Stephan) Carter Davis, and Zachary Carter, his former wife and mother of his children, Angela Carter all of Berea. Also surviving are his brothers and sister, Dale (Tina) Carter and Tracy Carter, and Brenda (Ricky) Ingram all of Berea. A Continue reading OBITUARIES JAN. 22-29, 2017

Donnie Ray Carter

Donnie Carter

Donnie Ray Carter

Donnie Ray Carter, age 56, died Thursday, January 19, 2017 at his home. He was a native of Madison County, he loved U.K. Basketball and the Pittsburg Steelers. Donnie also loved to go to yard sales.

Mr. Carter was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Carter, and a sister Debbie Lee Miller.

He is survived by his Mother, Beulah Anglin Carter, his children Christopher Thomas, Holly (Stephan) Carter Davis, and Zachary Carter, his former wife and mother of his children, Angela Carter all of Berea. Also surviving are his brothers and sister, Dale (Tina) Carter and Tracy Carter, and Brenda (Ricky) Ingram all of Berea. A host of extended family and friends also survive.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Gordon Robinson officiating. Entombment will follow in the Berea Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will be 5-9 pm Monday at the funeral home.

OBITUARIES JAN. 15-22, 2017

David Lee Williams

David Lee Williams

David Lee Williams, 70, passed from this life to more life on January 20, 2017. He was born on April 7, 1946 in Berea, Kentucky to Casper Williams and Mary Meade Williams Huff.

He became a Christian at the age of seven and loved Jesus his whole life. He attended Berea High School and was the Salutatorian of his class. He played every sport in high school and was athletic most of his life. David graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and majored in Political Science. He spent four years in the Air Force and Continue reading OBITUARIES JAN. 15-22, 2017

Alan Ray Williams

Alan Williams

Alan Ray Williams

Alan Ray “Big Al” Williams, age 48, husband of Tina Swan Williams died Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at his home. Mr. Williams was born October 29, 1968 in Louisville, KY.

He was a sports enthusiast, he loved to play, coach and analyze. He had been the girls’ softball, middle school football, little league football and high school baseball coach at Berea Community Schools. He loved muscle cars and Nascar. Also, he loved to play on the church softball team. Mr. Williams was a faithful and dedicated member of the Richmond Church of Christ, he served as Deacon, Education Continue reading Alan Ray Williams

OBITUARIES JAN. 8-15, 2017

Roy Campbell Lakes

Roy Campbell Lakes

Roy Campbell Lakes, 79, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at his home. He was born in Madison Co., Ky. on July 29, 1937, the son of the late John and Rosella Powell Lakes.

He was a tobacco and cattle farmer who dedicated his life to his family and his farm.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Eva Gregory Lakes; three daughters, Angela Lakes, Kimberly Lakes and Beverly Kass (Steve); Continue reading OBITUARIES JAN. 8-15, 2017

Mary Ann Ingram

Mary Ann Ingram

Mary Ann Ingram

Mary Ann McCormick Ingram, 57, of Berea, formerly of Winchester, wife for 39 years to Perry Ingram, passed away Tuesday at her home. She was born in Winchester on October 24, 1959, to Mary Jo McCormick and the late John McCormick Sr.

She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by son, Phillip (Ashley) Ingram, daughters, Amy (Vince) McKeehan and Sarah (Travis) Haney, mother and father-in-law, Cecil and Grace Ingram, Continue reading Mary Ann Ingram

Tom Hendricks

Tom Hendricks

Tom Hendricks

James Thomas (Tom) Hendricks, age 69, died peacefully, Sunday, January 8th 2017 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond.

He was a cattle farmer, and retired from Berea College Utilities. He was a member of Kentucky Farm Bureau, Madison County Cattleman’s Association, and a former board member of the Madison County Conservation District. Mr. Hendricks was a member of the Silver Creek Baptist Church. He also served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict and had been a Continue reading Tom Hendricks