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Obituaries Oct. 12-19, 2014

Dennis Roger Spires

Dennis Roger Spires


Dennis Roger Spires

Dennis Roger Spires 69 of Opossum Kingdom Road passed away Saturday at Baptist Health in Richmond. Roger was born in Mt. Vernon to the late Clarence Sr. and Margaret Gadd Spires.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by four brothers Otis Spires, Herman Spires, Clarence Spires, Clifford Spires and one sister Irene Spires.

He is survived by his wife Judy A. Miller Spires, one son Roger Dale (Christel) Spires, two daughters Natasha Layne Spires and Rita Rose, two brothers Dallas (Jo Ann) Spires, Hobert (Geraldine) Spires, two sisters Mary (Johnny) Lee Todd and Virginia Humphrey. He also leaves behind 10 grandchildren Casey, Cody, Justin Spires, Coty Brock, Hailie Brock, Chaseton Gadd, Shane Rose, Ben Rose, Sharita Rose, Thomas Rose, and one great granddaughter (more…)

Obituaries Oct. 5 – 12, 2014

Jennifer Lynn Whittaker

Jennifer Lynn Whittaker


Jennifer Lynn Whittaker

Jennifer Lynn Whittaker, 39, wife of Bruce Whittaker, died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. Born Aug. 31, 1975, in Lexington, Ky., she was the daughter of David O. and Maxine Cooper Bond.

Jennifer was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She was employed as billing/coding manager for Central Baptist Hospital.

In addition to her husband and parents, Jennifer is survived by: her children, Skylar Whittaker, Jayce Whittaker and Harper Whittaker, all of Lexington, Ky,; a sister, Stephanie (Scottie) McClease, also of Lexington, Ky.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, 3421 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, Ky., by Pastor Ronnie Pennington. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be 5 to 9 (more…)

Obituaries Sept. 28 – Oct. 5, 2014

Norma Elizabeth Damrell

Norma Elizabeth Damrell


Norma Elizabeth Damrell

Norma Elizabeth Damrell, age 73, died Friday, October 3, 2014 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. She was born in Wauchula, Florida to the late John Henry and Verna Blair Durham.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bob Damrell and her siblings Cecil Powell and Martha Lee Damrell. She was a member of the Flat Gap Holiness Church, a Kentucky Colonel, and she loved to read, do puzzle books, and gardening.

Mrs. Damrell is survived by: her son, Wayne (Connie) Hensley of Mims, Florida; step-sons: Sammy (Penny) Damrell of Berea, Bradley (Linda) Damrell of Mims, Florida; brothers: Clyde (Faye) Powell, Ronnie (Christina) Powell, and Jimmy (Opal) Durham, all of Berea; sisters: Margaret (Bill) VanWinkle, (more…)

Obituaries Sept 21-28, 2014

William Ronald Ballew

William Ronald Ballew


William Ronald Ballew

William Ronald Ballew was born the second of nine children to Edgar T. Ballew and Georgia Louise Benton in Richmond, Kentucky, who preceded him in death. William was Valedictorian of his High School Class. He entered Berea College in Kentucky where he became a World Class Track and Field Athlete. William was proud of being the first Black student to enter Berea College after the Day Law passed.

William served 4 years in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War after which he returned to Berea College to finish his degree in Psychology and to Kentucky State to continue his education in that field. William retired after working at Douglas/McDonald Douglas/Boeing for 41 years as a Human (more…)

Obituaries Sept 14-21, 2014

Winston Jackson

Winston Jackson


Carlos Winston Jackson

Carlos Winston Jackson, 49, of Berea, died at his residence Friday, September 19, 2014. He was born September 23, 1964, in Hamilton, Ohio, son of the late Arnold and Rose Alexander Jackson.

He had been a resident of Madison County most of his life and was an employee of Hitachi.

Survivors include his wife, Sherrie Byrd Jackson; 3 children, Sarah (Matthew) Callahan, Joshua (Tamara) Jackson, Khole Jackson; 1 step-daughter, Ashley (Mike) Crowe; 5 siblings, Latus (Gail) Jackson, Johnny (Theresa) Jackson, Gwen (Clarence) Isaacs, Janet (Swany) Cornette, Darlene (Tim) Isaacs; 5 (more…)

Obituaries Sept 7-14, 2014

Megan Gray

Megan Gray


Megan Gray

Megan Gray age 22, of Mt.Vernon, passed away Tuesday September 9th, 2014 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Corbin, KY.

She was born on August 19th, 1992 in London, KY the daughter of Jessie R. Gray of Anville, KY, and Mrs. Angela Hayes Sowder of Mt.Vernon.

She was a student who enjoyed music, band, spending time with family & friends, and was a member of the Calvary Apostolic Church in Berea.

Survivors besides her parents are: one sister; Allison Gray of Anville, KY. Her grandparents; Ralph & Mary Lou Gray of Boonville, KY, and many aunts, (more…)

Megan Gray

Megan Gray

Megan Gray

Megan Gray

Megan Gray age 22, of Mt.Vernon, passed away Tuesday September 9th, 2014 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Corbin, KY.

She was born on August 19th, 1992 in London, KY the daughter of Jessie R. Gray of Anville, KY, and Mrs. Angela Hayes Sowder of Mt.Vernon.

She was a student who enjoyed music, band, spending time with family & friends, and was a member of the Calvary Apostolic Church in Berea.

Survivors besides her parents are: one sister; Allison Gray of Anville, KY. Her grandparents; Ralph & Mary Lou Gray of Boonville, KY, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family members also survive.

She was preceded in death by: her step-father; James “Duke” Sowder.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 PM Friday September 12, 2014 at Cox Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held 2 PM Saturday September 13, 2014 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Gray Family Cemetery in Jackson County, KY.

Obituaries Aug. 31- Sept 7, 2014

Toby Lee Braxton Hall

Toby Lee Braxton Hall


Toby Lee Braxton Hall

Toby Lee Braxton Hall, age 8 months, son of Jessica Harris and Brian Hall, Jr. died Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Toby gave the gift of life to other children through the Kentucky Organ Donors Association.

Other than his parents Toby is survived by: his maternal grandparents, Dawna Liska of Berea, KY., and Patton Harris of Booneville, KY., Paternal grandparents, Brian, Sr. and Gail Hall of Garrard County. Maternal great grandparents, Connie Cope of Berea, KY, Donald R. LeForce of Middletown, OH, Loretta Harris of Booneville, KY and Paternal great grandfather Eugene Hall of Irvine, KY. Also surviving is a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, September 8th, 2014 at Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Jason Cope officiating. Burial will follow in the (more…)

Obituaries Aug. 24-31, 2014

David Wayne Whisman

David Wayne Whisman


David Wayne Whisman

David Wayne Whisman, age 45, died at his home in Rockcastle County. He was born in Marion, Virginia and was a Protestant by faith. David was a long time employee of Papaleno’s.

David is survived by: his parents, Jerry and Carole Goodlett Powell of Jamestown, Kentucky; his sister: Sara Powell Gogins (Terrance) of Fountain Inn, South Carolina; his aunts, Donna Royce of Lebanon, Kentucky and Betty Sue Croucher of Monticello, Kentucky; his nephews, Devon, Damien, and Gabriel Gogins. He is also survived by many cousins and his loyal dog, Buttercup.

A memorial service for David will be 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Tony White officiating. Friends may (more…)

David Wayne Whisman

David Whisman

David Whisman


David Wayne Whisman

David Wayne Whisman, age 45, died at his home in Rockcastle County. He was born in Marion, Virginia and was a Protestant by faith. David was a long time employee of Papaleno’s.

David is survived by: his parents, Jerry and Carole Goodlett Powell of Jamestown, Kentucky; his sister: Sara Powell Gogins (Terrance) of Fountain Inn, South Carolina; his aunts, Donna Royce of Lebanon, Kentucky and Betty Sue Croucher of Monticello, Kentucky; his nephews, Devon, Damien, and Gabriel Gogins. He is also survived by many cousins and his loyal dog, Buttercup.

A memorial service for David will be 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Tony White officiating. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until the hour of service on Friday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Special Olympics, 105 Lakeview Court, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 or Madison County Humane Society, P. O. Box 2094, Richmond, Kentucky 40476-2094.

Sherman Denny

Sherman Denny

Sherman Denny


Sherman Denny

Mr. Sherman Denny age 74, of Mt.Vernon passed away Tuesday August 26th, 2014 at the Rockcastle Regional Hospital after a long illness. He was born on February 2, 1940 in Rockcastle County the son of the late Roscoe and Docy Kirby Denny.

He was a retired salvage operator, enjoyed wresting, NASCAR, dirt track racing, and was a member of the Church of God in Jesus Name.

Survivors are: seven sons; William, Jerry, Frankie, Timmy, Michael, Freddie, and David Denny all of Mt.Vernon. One daughter; Lois Denny of Mt.Vernon. One brother; Roger Denny of Cincinnati, OH. Three sisters; Corina McDaniel of Dayton, OH, Frances Smith of Findley, OH, and Jean Mink of Nicholasville, KY. Nineteen grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren also survive.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by: his wife; Mrs. Sadie Kirby Denny, by six brothers; Earl, Stevie, George, Tom, and Floyd Denny, and by one sister; Sadie Best.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 PM Thursday August 28, 2014 at Cox Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 11 AM Friday August 29, 2014 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Kirby Cemetery.

Obituaries Aug. 17-24, 2014

LynnTeater

LynnTeater


Lynn Teater

Mr. Lynn Teater, 64, of Richmond, passed away Thursday afternoon at his home. Mr. Teater was born in Lexington on February 14, 1950.

Lynn retired from Sherwin-Williams after over 28 years of service. After his retirement he worked as an Usher at Keeneland which he enjoyed very much. He was a US Army Veteran having served his county during the Vietnam Conflict. He enjoyed watching NASCAR but most of all Lynn loved his family, especially his grandchildren. Lynn was a member of the Grace Baptist Church.

Lynn is survived by: his wife of 25 years, Sue Teater; two daughters, Kristy Teater (Dwayne Oliver), Tracey Teater (Ryan Ellis); one step-daughter, Melissa Hensley (Bill); and six grandchildren, Emma Kirby, Christian Wynn, (more…)

Obituaries Aug. 10-17, 2014

Nora Lamb

Nora Lamb


Nora Lamb

Nora Wade Bullens Lamb, 89, of Berea, died Friday, August 15, 2014 at The Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a Rockcastle County native born March 22, 1925, daughter of the late Wesley and Della Coffey Bullens, retired Berea College Hospital employee and member of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include 4 children, Ponjetta Hobbs, Joyce Kendrick, Bobby (Trulla) Lamb, Orville (Dianne) Lamb; 8 grandchildren, Stephanie Parker, Connie McCracken, Quentin Lamb, Curtis Lamb, Patricia Lamb, Vicky Turner, Rhonda Browning, Shannon Damrell; 14 great grandchildren, Jesse, Dustin, Cassandra, Christin, Heather, Andrea, Bobby Gene, Chelsea, Alex, Samuel, Jacob, Brooklyn, Tabitha, Josh; 1 great-great granddaughter, Kendra; as well (more…)

Randall Lee Huffman

Randy Huffman

Randy Huffman


Randall Lee Huffman

Randall Lee Huffman, 57, of Fall Lick Rd. in Lancaster, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014 at his residence. Born April 22, 1957 in Garrard County, he was the son of A.C. Huffman, of Lancaster and the late Emma Lee Hurt Huffman. He was an employee of RockTenn Corporation as a Forklift Operator, was a member of the Baptist faith, an avid UK Fan, and loved spending time golfing. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Wallace Smock.

His survivors include his wife, Karen Smock Huffman of Lancaster, a son, Aaron Huffman of Richmond, a daughter, Miranda Huffman of Richmond, two brothers, Larry Huffman (Jenny) of Berea, Greg Huffman ( Faye) of Lancaster, a sister, Debbie (Tim) Nunemaker of Lancaster, father and mother in-law Alvin and Phyllis Swope of Lancaster, and a step mother in-law, Judy Smock, of Lancaster, two brother in-laws, John Swope of Lancaster, and (more…)

Obituaries Aug. 3-10, 2014

Rosella M Brandenburg

Rosella M Brandenburg


Rosella M. Brandenburg

Rosella M. Brandenburg age 96, widow of the late Alfred Jones Frith and Lowell Brandenburg, died Friday August 8, 2014 at Baptist Health in Richmond. Rosella was born in Cincinnati Ohio to the late Charles Haarmann and Anna Piffer Haarmann.

Rosella was a member of the Westside Baptist Church and the Silver Creek Homemakers Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lowell Brandenburg, and two children: Henrietta Fultz, and Alan Brandenburg and a grandson Joey Brandenburg.

Rosella is survived by her children: Charles (Charlotte) Frith, Jack (Judy) Frith, Russell “Rusty” (Patty) Brandenburg, Paul Brandenburg, David (Aurelia) Brandenburg, and her grandchildren: Lynn Chilcoat, Donna Cropp, Sandra Hoskins, Adam Frith, Alison Hope, Joel Frith, Julianne Gaster, Jenny Sargent, Katie Brandenburg, Christopher Brandenburg, Jennifer Talley, and Lori Brandenburg, her 13 great grandchildren and 2 great-great- (more…)

Rosella Brandenburg

Rosella M Brandenburg

Rosella M Brandenburg

Rosella M. Brandenburg

Rosella M. Brandenburg age 96, widow of the late Alfred Jones Frith and Lowell Brandenburg, died Friday August 8, 2014 at Baptist Health in Richmond. Rosella was born in Cincinnati Ohio to the late Charles Haarmann and Anna Piffer Haarmann.

Rosella was a member of the Westside Baptist Church and the Silver Creek Homemakers Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lowell Brandenburg, and two children: Henrietta Fultz, and Alan Brandenburg and a grandson Joey Brandenburg.

Rosella is survived by her children: Charles (Charlotte) Frith, Jack (Judy) Frith, Russell “Rusty” (Patty) Brandenburg, Paul Brandenburg, David (Aurelia) Brandenburg, and her grandchildren: Lynn Chilcoat, Donna Cropp, Sandra Hoskins, Adam Frith, Alison Hope, Joel Frith, Julianne Gaster, Jenny Sargent, Katie Brandenburg, Christopher Brandenburg, Jennifer Talley, and Lori Brandenburg, her 13 great grandchildren and 2 great-great- (more…)

Obituaries July 27 – Aug. 3, 2014

Amberly Northern

Amberly Northern

Amberly Bernice Northern

On Friday, August 1, 2014 Amberly Bernice Northern age 5 went to be with the Lord. He needed another angel and He got a special one!

Amberly was a very sweet, lovable, outgoing, high-spirited, and phenomenal ball of energy! She was everything you could ask for in a child, a daughter, and a sister.

She loved to ride 4-wheelers. She loved the farm, playing with her cousins, fishing, riding her bike, playing t-ball, playing with makeup, nail polish, changing her clothes, and looking her best.

Left to grieve Amberly’s departure are her parents, Matt and Serena Northern; her baby sister, Abigail Northern; her grandparents, Papaw Charlie (more…)

Eddie D. Wilson Jr.

Eddie D. Wilson Jr.

Eddie D. Wilson Jr.


Eddie D. Wilson Jr.

Eddie D. Wilson Jr. 39 of Lexington passed away Sunday July 27, 2014 at the U.K. Hospital in Lexington. Eddie was born in Madison County to Eddie D. Wilson and Patricia Alsept.

He was a 1993 graduate of Berea Community High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University. He was a member of Pilot Knob Baptist Church and former employee of Toyota in Georgetown. He was an avid sports fan and a diehard North Carolina Tar Heels fan.

He was preceded in death by his sister Karen Lamb and step father Jack Alsept.

He is survived by his parents Eddie D. (Virginia) Wilson and Patricia Alsept, one brother James Wilson, two sisters Jeanie Howard and Kimberly Gard. Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends also survive him.

Funeral services will be 1 PM Thursday July 31, 2014 at Lakes Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Lakes officiating. Burial will follow in the Scaffold Cane Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6-9 pm at the funeral home.

Obituaries July 20-27, 2014

Gary R. Cole

Gary R. Cole


Gary R. Cole

Gary R. Cole, 61, of Deer Run, Lancaster, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at his residence. Born Sunday, August 24, 1952 in Albany, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Warren Preston Cole and Waunola A. Cole of Albany, Kentucky.

He was a member of Hyattsville Baptist Church; Treasurer at Good Hope Baptist Church from 1987 to 2002; Graduate of Berea College, with graduate degrees from EKU; and taught Social Studies 29 years at Berea Community Elementary.

Along with his father, he is preceded in death by his mother-in-law Nancy King McQuerry.

Survivors, other than his mother, include his wife, Rachel McQuerry Cole, of Lancaster, KY; a daughter, Abigail Cole of Lexington, KY; father-in-law, Earl (more…)

Obituaries July 13-20, 2014

James Elmer Shelton

James Elmer Shelton


James Elmer Shelton

James Elmer Shelton was born May 18, 1928 in Laurel County and departed this life Sunday, July 13, 2014 at the St. Joseph Hospital in London, being 86 years of age. He was the son of the late Charlie & Maudie (Angel) Shelton.

He is survived by six children, James Wesley Shelton and his wife Melissa of Annville, James Carl Shelton of Annville, Ailene Smith of McKee, Christine Marshall of McKee, Lillie Mae Smith and her husband Jay of East Bernstadt and Doris Smith and her husband Floyd of Tyner. He is also survived by a sister, Dora Pridemore (more…)

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