Category Archives: Obituaries

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

Going Home
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

NANCY REAGAN

NANCY REAGAN
NANCY REAGAN

MRS. RONALD REAGAN TO LAY IN REPOSE MARCH 9 & MARCH 10, 2016
WITH FUNERAL SERVICES ON MARCH 11, 2016

“What do you say about someone who gives your life meaning? What do you say about someone who’s always there with support and understanding, someone who makes sacrifices so that your life will be easier and more successful? Well, what you say is that you love that person and treasure her. I simply can’t imagine the last 8 years Continue reading NANCY REAGAN

OBITUARIES FEB. 28 – Mar. 6, 2016

Arlie Combs
Arlie Combs

Arlie Dean Combs

Arlie “Duke” Combs, age 66 of Berea, died Saturday, February 27, 2016 at St. Joseph East Hospital. A native of Hazard, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Andrew and Virtue Pratt Combs.

He was a retired truck and school bus driver for the Madison County Board of Education, a member of the Berea Evangelistic Center, and he served his country in the United States Army. He loved his family Continue reading OBITUARIES FEB. 28 – Mar. 6, 2016

Arlie Dean Combs

Arlie Combs
Arlie Combs

Arlie Dean Combs

Arlie “Duke” Combs, age 66 of Berea, died Saturday, February 27, 2016 at St. Joseph East Hospital. A native of Hazard, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Andrew and Virtue Pratt Combs.

He was a retired truck and school bus driver for the Madison County Board of Education, a member of the Berea Evangelistic Center, and he served his country in the United States Army. He loved his family and fishing.

Mr. Combs is survived by his wife, Terri Elam Combs and he was the loving devoted father and grandfather to one daughter, Bridget (Keith) Owens, one son, Shannon Combs, 3 grandchildren, Zachary Lynn, Lyndsey Dawn and Kaylee Lynn Combs, 2 step granddaughters, Felicia and Joanne, 4 step grand sons, Johnny, Landon, Ryan and Continue reading Arlie Dean Combs

OBITUARIES FEB. 21-28, 2016

Elvin Combs
Elvin Combs

Elvin Combs

Elvin Combs, age 92 of Berea, died Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. A native of Happy in Perry County, Kentucky, he was the son of the late William B. and Beatrice Combs.

For 41 years he served as the equipment manager at Berea College. He was a member of the Richmond Church of Christ, a Kentucky Colonel, and the Mountaineer Hall of Fame. Mr. Combs was an avid Continue reading OBITUARIES FEB. 21-28, 2016

Elvin Combs

Elvin Combs
Elvin Combs

Elvin Combs

Elvin Combs, age 92 of Berea, died Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. A native of Happy in Perry County, Kentucky, he was the son of the late William B. and Beatrice Combs.

For 41 years he served as the equipment manager at Berea College. He was a member of the Richmond Church of Christ, a Kentucky Colonel, and the Mountaineer Hall of Fame. Mr. Combs was an avid squash and racquetball player and he loved to fish and raise a garden. He was Continue reading Elvin Combs

OBITUARIES FEB. 14-21, 2016

Stephanie A Chasteen
Stephanie A Chasteen

Stephanie A. Chasteen

Stephanie A. Chasteen age 47, died suddenly Feb. 18, 2016 at St Joseph Hospital in Berea. Stephanie was born in Rockcastle County to the late Bruce Chasteen and Ruth VanWinkle.

Stephanie had been the manager for many years at the Glades Village Apartments.

Stephanie is survived by her children Krista (Martin) Ledesma, Matthew Turner, and step son Austin Teabo, and her siblings Robert Continue reading OBITUARIES FEB. 14-21, 2016

OBITUARIES FEB. 7-14, 2016

Averill Kilbourne
Averill Kilbourne

Averill Kilbourne

Averill was born in Elmira, New York on October 22, 1924 and passed away February 10, 2016 at 91 years of age.

She graduated from Chatham, New Jersey High School and Saint Luke’s School of nursing in New York City.

Averill was preceded in death by her husband Carl Kilbourne, an Industrial Arts Professor at Berea College, Berea, Kentucky. Continue reading OBITUARIES FEB. 7-14, 2016