Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

James Luther Linville

James Luther Linville

James Luther Linville


James Luther Linville

James Luther “Jamie” Linville, 37, of Richmond, KY passed away Sunday March 1, 2015. Jamie was born December 23, 1977 in Mount Vernon, Kentucky and was the son of Delilah (Jeff) Blair and Luke (Sherri) Linville all of Mount Vernon, Kentucky.

He was a graduate of Rockcastle County High School and attended Sue Bennett College. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Jamie is survived by one son Canaan Linville of Crab Orchard, KY, his parents, a sister Brittnay Mullins of Mount Vernon, brothers Saben Blair of Mount Vernon, Jeffrey Linville of Mount Vernon, Sean Linville of Berea and Dustin Linville of Berea, a girlfriend Brandy Adams and her children Kaylee (more…)

Obituaries Feb. 22 – Mar. 1, 2015

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Julian Price

Julian Price, infant son of Lance Price and Kathryn Saylor, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Baptist Health in Richmond

Other than his parents, Julian is survived by a sister, Nevaeh Price of Florida; his grandparents: Stan and Julie Saylor of Paint Lick, Ky., and Dave and Donna Mathis of Berea, Ky.

Funeral services for Julian will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Pastor Mikey Leger officiating. Burial will follow in the Saylor Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. (more…)

Obituaries Feb. 15-22, 2015

Sabrina Marie Hall

Sabrina Marie Hall


Sabrina Marie Hall

Sabrina Marie Hall was born December 2, 2014 in London, KY and departed this life Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at her residence, being 2 months and 16 days old. She was the daughter of Charles Hall III and Katrina Clifford Hall of Annville.

Other survivors include her big brother, Ethan James Watkins of Annville; her grandparents, Jimmy & Loretta Cameron of Annville and Shirley Hall of Hazard and by her great grandparents, Evelyn Cameron of Annville and Jimmy & Vivian Sizemore of Annville.

Visitation is from 12 Noon Sunday until time of the Funeral service at 2:00PM February 22, 2015 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Paul Pierson (more…)

Obituaries Feb. 8-15, 2015

Traci Ashcraft Harris

Traci Ashcraft Harris


Traci Ashcraft Harris

Traci Ashcraft Harris, 48, of Lexington, passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at her home. Traci was born in Madison County, on November 20, 1966, the daughter of Mitzi Tussey, and the late Darrell Ashcraft.

She was a 1984 graduate of Madison Central High School. Upon graduation she went on to pursue a degree in nursing. Traci was a dedicated labor and delivery nurse at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington for over two decades. She also worked as a nurse for The Veterans Administration Hospital, Humana, and Saint Joseph Hospitals. She enjoyed traveling, especially visiting the beach in Naples, and watching her grandson play in ballgames. She loved spending (more…)

Traci Ashcraft Harris

Traci Ashcraft Harris

Traci Ashcraft Harris


Traci Ashcraft Harris

Traci Ashcraft Harris, 48, of Lexington, passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at her home. Traci was born in Madison County, on November 20, 1966, the daughter of Mitzi Tussey, and the late Darrell Ashcraft.

She was a 1984 graduate of Madison Central High School. Upon graduation she went on to pursue a degree in nursing. Traci was a dedicated labor and delivery nurse at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington for over two decades. She also worked as a nurse for The Veterans Administration Hospital, Humana, and Saint Joseph Hospitals. She enjoyed traveling, especially visiting the beach in Naples, and watching her grandson play in ballgames. She loved spending time with family and friends, and helping other people.

Traci is survived by: her husband, Tinder Harris; her mother and step-father, Mitzi Tussey (Lloyd); her son, Clark Hoover (Lisa); her daughter, Meg Harris; and a beloved grandson, Kaden Clark Hoover; one brother, Jeff Tussey (Eileen); one sister, Jennifer Hisle; her grandmother, Ruth Lamb; as well as (more…)

Obituaries Feb. 1-8, 2015

Shirley Centers

Shirley Centers


Shirley Nolan Centers

Shirley Nolan Centers, 77, died Saturday, February 7, 2015 at The Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Berea. He was born April 9, 1937, son of the late Augustus and Viola Spivey Centers.

He was a retired employee of Irvine Industries, and member of Lighthouse Baptist Church. Shirley was an avid fisherman and outdoors man who enjoyed sharing his catch with family, friends, neighbors and the community by hosting fish fries at his home or a church fellowship. As a young man he enjoyed dirt biking and grouse hunting.

Survivors include his loving wife of 15 years, Jewel King Moody Centers; 4 children, Jeff (Pam) Centers, Tony Centers, Judy (John) Rose, Joyce Rose; 3 step-children, Steve (Kaye) Moody, Bryan Moody, Vickie (Cecil) Grant; 4 siblings, Glendon Centers, Ray Centers, Lonnie Centers, Rosa Lee Cottrell; (more…)

Obituaries Jan.25 – Feb. 1, 2015

Geneva Alice Ray

Geneva Alice Ray


Geneva Alice Benge Ray

Geneva Alice Benge Ray, lovingly known as “Jo”, 95, of Berea, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Baptist Health Lexington. She was born August 10, 1919, in Jackson County to John Franklin and Grace Sparks Benge, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was the widow of Charles P. Ray, with whom she owned and operated the former Kingston General Merchandise Store and the Charles P. Ray General Merchandise Store at Bobtown for many years. She was also a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Harold Rome “Romie” Ray and Charles Darrell Ray, one sister, Inez (more…)

Obituaries Jan.18 – 25, 2015

Jeffrey Taylor

Jeffrey Taylor


Jeffrey Keith Taylor

Jeffrey Keith Taylor, 41, of Berea, died suddenly Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Baptist Health Berea of an apparent heart attack. He was a Ft. Belvoir, Virginia native born December 4, 1973, an iron worker (construction) and had been a resident of Berea for the past 11 years, moving here from Grant County.

Survivors include his wife, Crystal Combs Taylor; his parents Keith and Jenny Hillman Taylor; 4 children, Landon Taylor, Austin Taylor Wilson, Jessica Taylor Wilson, Savannah Gabbard; 2 siblings, Kristopher Taylor, Tami (Allen) Thompson; paternal grandfather, Lescal Taylor. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Betty Taylor and his maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Nannie Hillman.

In accordance with Jeff’s wishes, he was cremated. A Memorial Service is scheduled at 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at First Baptist Church, (more…)

Jeffrey Keith Taylor

Jeffrey Taylor

Jeffrey Taylor


Jeffrey Keith Taylor

Jeffrey Keith Taylor, 41, of Berea, died suddenly Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Baptist Health Berea of an apparent heart attack. He was a Ft. Belvoir, Virginia native born December 4, 1973.

He was an iron worker (construction) and had been a resident of Berea for the past 11 years, moving here from Grant County.

Survivors include his wife, Crystal Combs Taylor; his parents Keith and Jenny Hillman Taylor; 4 children, Landon Taylor, Austin Taylor Wilson, Jessica Taylor Wilson, Savannah Gabbard; 2 siblings, Kristopher Taylor, Tami (Allen) Thompson; paternal grandfather, Lescal Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Betty Taylor and his maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Nannie Hillman.

In accordance with Jeff’s wishes, he was cremated. A Memorial Service is scheduled at 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at First Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon, Kentucky.

Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service entrusted with arrangements.

Obituaries Jan. 11 – 18, 2015

William Lee Howard

William Lee Howard


William Lee Howard

William Lee “Bill” Howard, age 69, of Berea, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015. He was born in West Liberty, Kentucky on July 4, 1945 to the late Conley and Sadie Morris Howard.

He had been a truck driver and was a member of Liberty Avenue Full Gospel Outreach.

Mr. Howard is survived by his wife, Wanda Allen Howard, seven children: Scott (Jennifer) Howard, Billy (Wilma) Howard, David (Gina) Howard, Kim (Tracey) Howard, Lori (Kevin) Damrell, Angie (J.D.) Woodall, and Jeremy (Leslie) Howard; one sister, Betty Phillips; twenty-one grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Howard was preceded in death by four siblings, Curt Howard, Barbara Jean Howard, Alice Back, and Cora Flack.

Funeral services for William “Bill” Howard will be held at Lakes Funeral Home Berea on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Don Wilson (more…)

Obituaries Jan. 4 – 11, 2015

Peggy Lou Blundell

Peggy Lou Blundell


Peggy Lou Blundell

Peggy Lou Blundell, 81, a native of Red Lick, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015, at Carmel Hills of Independence, Mo. Peggy was born August 26, 1933, to Jess Irvin and Fairy May Alexander and raised in Berea.

At age 17, she enlisted in the U.S. Army. During her military service, she met her future husband, Robert Keith Blundell, and the couple married June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colo. They lived in the Kansas City, Mo., area, moving to DeKalb, Mo., in 1967.

Peggy engaged in numerous activities over the years, including being a member of the Fairview Extension Club, a Red Cross volunteer for the West (more…)

Obituaries Dec. 28, 2014 – Jan. 4, 2015

Cody Austin Dittman

Cody Austin Dittman


Cody Austin Dittman

Cody Austin Dittman age 24 of Berea, passed away Sunday December 28, 2014. Cody was born in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky.

He was a 2010 graduate of Berea Community High School and was employed in the manufacturing industry. He was a member of the Kentucky Army National Guard, assigned as an Indirect Fire Infantryman.

He is survived by his parents Patricia (Frank) Tipton and Martin (Vicki) Dittman, one brother Martin L. Dittman III, one half-brother Micah H. Dittman, two step brothers Jacob Tipton and Christopher Tipton, his grandmother (more…)

Cody Austin Dittman

Cody Austin Dittman

Cody Austin Dittman


Cody Austin Dittman

Cody Austin Dittman age 24 of Berea, passed away Sunday December 28, 2014. Cody was born in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky.

He was a 2010 graduate of Berea Community High School and was employed in the manufacturing industry. He was a member of the Kentucky Army National Guard, assigned as an Indirect Fire Infantryman.

He is survived by his parents Patricia (Frank) Tipton and Martin (Vicki) Dittman, one brother Martin L. Dittman III, one half-brother Micah H. Dittman, two step brothers Jacob Tipton and Christopher Tipton, his grandmother Flora Joyce Dittman and several other extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Hobert and Edna C. VanWinkle and Martin Dittman Sr.

Full military funeral honors will be 2 pm Sunday January 4, 2015 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Chaplain Joshua Stine officiating. Burial will follow in the Cates Cemetery in Berea. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 6-9 pm at the funeral home.

Obituaries Dec. 21 – 28, 2014

Kim Taylor

Kim Taylor


Kim Jeffery Taylor

Kim Jeffery Taylor, age 57, of Louisville KY, formerly of Berea, died Friday Dec. 26, 2014, in Louisville. Kim was born in Asheville NC, to Harold and Ruth Herron Taylor.

He loved spending time with his family and friends, enjoyed listening to music, having books read to him, and the outdoors. One of his favorite past times was going on long walks. Kim was an inspiration to those who knew him.

Kim is survived by his parents Harold and Ruth Taylor of Berea, his maternal grandmother Pauline C. Herron, his siblings Gary (Linda) Taylor, Robyn (Dennis) Ritchie, and Angela (Kyle) Sowers, three nieces, and two nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 9-11 am at the Hazelwood (more…)

Obituaries Dec. 14 – 21, 2014

Anthony L. Martin

Anthony L. Martin


Anthony L. Martin

Anthony L. Martin 38 of Richmond, KY went to his eternal home on Wednesday November 26, 2014. Anthony was born January 2, 1976 to Brenda (James) Clay and Michael Mayfield. Anthony accepted Christ at an early age. After acquiring his high school education, Anthony joined the Marines.
There he became a Corporal and proudly protected and served our country.

Anthony was preceded in death by the following: a brother, Michael Joshua Mayfield; aunt, Nicole Mayfield; grandparents, William Crutcher, Ella Martin and step grandparent, Joretta Crutcher.

Anthony leaves to cherish his memories his parents; Brenda (James) Clay and Michael Mayfield; a daughter Antonio Martin; a son, Kayne Martin; two brothers, Shawn Martin and Mike Mayfield; sisters, Angela Dawson and (more…)

Obituaries Dec. 7 – 14, 2014

Robert Leeman Waddles

Robert Leeman Waddles


Robert Leeman Waddles

Robert Leeman Waddles age 46, husband of Jennifer Waddles, died Dec. 5, 2014 in Chicago IL. Rob was born in Louisville to Paul and the Late Oneida Singleton Waddles.

He was baptized at the Cedar Creek Baptist church in Louisville, he grew up in Berea KY and graduated from Berea Community High School, he attended Berea College and earned his BA in English and his MA at EKU and had attended Westminster Choir College where he had the opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall.

Rob loved music, cooking , and travel. He lived with Jennifer in Berea, Atlanta, Lexington, Toronto, and Chicago and made friends easily everywhere he (more…)

Kale Parks Conner

Kale Parks Conner

Kale Parks Conner

Kale Parks Conner

Rev. Kale Parks Conner 95 of Berea, passed away Monday December 8, 2014 at the Berea Health Care Center.
Kale was born in Madison County to the late Garley and Sallie Curry Conner.

He was a member of Middletown Baptist Church and a WWII U.S. Army veteran. He was a skilled wood craftsman and Southern Baptist minister. He worked for several years with the Baptist State Mission Board of Kentucky doing Mountain Mission work in Eastern Kentucky.

He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years Beth H. Conner, his two daughters Peggy (Rev. Bill) Woods of Berea and Sarah (Earl) Botkin of Smithfield, NC, one sister Macie Eades of Richmond, four brothers Leo, William “Bill”, Garley “Slick” Conner of Richmond and Raymond Conner of Walton, KY, three grandchildren Matthew (Britta) Woods, Mark (Sarah) Woods of Berea and Valerie Botkin of SC, eight great grandchildren Trevor, Hailey, Emily, Ethan, Eli and Evan Woods of Berea, Trey and Cole Stewart of (more…)

Obituaries Nov. 30 – Dec. 7, 2014

Austin Lee Tillery

Austin Lee Tillery


Austin Lee Tillery

Austin Lee Tillery 18 of Berea, passed away Monday December 1, 2014 as a result of an auto accident. Austin was born in Lexington to Richard and Tonia Abrams Tillery.

He attended Rockcastle County High School and was an outdoor enthusiast whose interest included hunting, fishing, motorcycles and four wheeling.

In addition to his parents, Austin is survived by his sisters Briana (Speedy) Parker, Payton Damrell. Maternal Grandparents Aline Abrams, Darcy Clark, Paternal Grandparents Bonnie (Manuel) Lakes, Billy (Brenda) Tillery, Paternal Great-grandmother Irene Smith, Maternal Great-grandmother Irene Clark and many Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

Pallbearers will be: Dustin Hazelwood, Joseph Parker, Kyle Partin, Seth Allen, Logan Allen, Blade Rader, and Brian McIntosh.

Visitation will be Thursday after 6:00 pm at Lakes Funeral Home, Funeral (more…)

Norma Cochran

Norma Cochran

Norma Cochran


Norma Barrett Chasteen Cochran

Norma Barrett Chasteen Cochran, 75, of Berea, died Monday, December 1, 2014 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington. She was a life-long resident of Madison County, born January 23, 1939, daughter of the late A. J. and Helen Bullens Barrett, homemaker and member of Silver Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include 3 children, Lisa (Don) Foster, Bill (Marilyn) Chasteen, Darrell Chasteen; 8 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Johnny Barrett.

Funeral Service 1:00 pm, Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Reppert Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Scaffold Cane Cemetery in Rockcastle County. Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Jimmy Ambrose, Aaron Ambrose, Bruce Chasteen, Anthony Chasteen, Kyle Chasteen, Chase Burrows. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Jason Burnell, Brian Chasteen, Kim Stephens, Jordon Morgan, Shonda Burrows, Tracy Cope, Dennis Grant, Robert Poston, Matt Stephens.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to The American Heart Association.

Austin Lee Tillery

Austin Lee Tillery

Austin Lee Tillery


Austin Lee Tillery

Austin Lee Tillery 18 of Berea, passed away Monday December 1, 2014 as a result of an auto accident. Austin was born in Lexington to Richard and Tonia Abrams Tillery.

He attended Rockcastle County High School and was an outdoor enthusiast whose interest included hunting, fishing, motorcycles and 4-wheeling.

In addition to his parents, Austin is survived by his sister Briana (Speedy) Parker, Payton Damrell. Maternal Grandparents Aline Abrams, Darcy Clark, Paternal Grandparents Bonnie (Manuel) Lakes, Billy (Brenda) Tillery, Paternal Great-grandmother Irene Smith, Maternal Great-grandmother Irene Clark and many Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

Pallbearers will be: Dustin Hazelwood, Joseph Parker, Kyle Partin, Seth Allen, Logan Allen, Blade Rader, and Brian McIntosh.

Visitation will be Thursday after 6:00 pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea, Funeral Services will be Friday at 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at Berea Cemetery.

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