Category Archives: Obituaries

Donnie Ray Carter

Donnie Carter

Donnie Ray Carter

Donnie Ray Carter, age 56, died Tuesday, January 17, 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 all of Berea. Also surviving are his brothers and sister, Dale (Tina) Carter and Tracy Carter, and Brenda (Ricky) Ingram all of Continue reading Donnie Ray Carter

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

Mary Ann Cope

Mary Ann Cope

Mary Ann Cope

Mary Ann Cope, age 47, wife of William (Will) Cope, died Saturday, January 7, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital in Berea Ky. A Baptist by faith, she was raised by her grandparents, the late Frank, and Hazel Napier and in her eyes these were her parents. She was a loving, caring, momma, nanna, and best friend.

Other than her Grandparents Mary was preceded in death by a special son-in-law Derek Meade.

Other than her husband Mary is survived by three children, Sarah Meade, William Cope II (Kimberly Renfro), Rachel Michelle Cope. Continue reading Mary Ann Cope

OBITUARIES JAN. 1-7, 2017

Randall Lee Sparks

Randall Lee Sparks

Randall Lee Sparks, age 51, died Sunday, January 1st, 2017 from injuries sustained in an accident. Randall was born to the late Wesley and Dora Fay Flannery Sparks.

He was a member of the New Antioch Christian Church in Lancaster, KY. He loved his family and playing music, and to camp.

Mr. Sparks is survived by his wife, Josie Ambrose Sparks of Berea, KY., his son, Brandon (Valerie) Sparks of McKee, KY., his daughter Continue reading OBITUARIES JAN. 1-7, 2017

Randall Lee Sparks

Randall Lee Sparks

Randall Lee Sparks

Randall Lee Sparks, age 51, died Sunday, January 1st, 2017 from injuries sustained in an accident. Randall was born to the late Wesley and Dora Fay Flannery Sparks.

He was a member of the New Antioch Christian Church in Lancaster, KY. He loved his family and playing music, and to camp.

Mr. Sparks is survived by his wife, Josie Ambrose Sparks of Berea, KY., his son, Brandon (Valerie) Sparks of McKee, KY., his daughter Continue reading Randall Lee Sparks

Lloyd Wayne Sparks

Lloyd Wayne Sparks

Lloyd Wayne Sparks

Lloyd Wayne Sparks, age 58, died Sunday, January 1st, 2016 from injuries sustained in an accident. A native of Jackson County, he was born to the late Herman and Allie Marcum Sparks.

He was of the Holiness faith, loved his family and playing music.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers, Jerry, Wesley, Fletcher, and Eugene Sparks, two sisters also Continue reading Lloyd Wayne Sparks

OBITUARIES DEC. 25 2016 – Jan. 1, 2017

Doris Jean Morton

Doris Jean Morton

Doris Jean Morton, age 87, of Gladson Drive in Berea, passed away Monday, December 26, 2017 at Hospice Care Center in Lexington. Doris was born in Jackson County to the late Andrew and Lena Burns Shepherd.

She was a school teacher and retired from the Fayette County Board of Education. She was a member of Berea Baptist Church and the Pearl Sunday School class.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by two Continue reading OBITUARIES DEC. 25 2016 – Jan. 1, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Harding

Mary Harding

Mary Elizabeth Harding

Mary Elizabeth Thomas Harding age 99, died Friday Dec. 23, 2016 at her home in the Clear Creek community in Rockcastle County. Mary was born April 15, 1917 to the late James H. Thomas and Flearie Robinson Thomas, Mary was also preceded in death by her husband John F. Harding, her son Paul Harding, her daughter Betty Jane Harding, two son-in-law’s Hubert Abney and Glen Martin, several siblings, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mary was a loving mother and grandmother; and she was a member of the Clear Continue reading Mary Elizabeth Harding

OBITUARIES DEC 18-25, 2016

John Bryant Marcum Sr.

John Bryant Marcum Sr.

John Bryant Marcum Sr. 69, of Berea, passed away at his home Wednesday, December 21, 2016, after a long battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. J.B. was born in Berea to the late Rollie and Grace Short Marcum.

He retired from the Madison County Board of Education after 22 years, and currently served as Constable for Madison County, 1st District for the past 42 years. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Continue reading OBITUARIES DEC 18-25, 2016

John Bryant Marcum Sr.

John Bryant Marcum Sr.

John Bryant Marcum Sr.

John Bryant Marcum Sr. 69, of Berea, passed away at his home Wednesday, December 21, 2016, after a long battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. J.B. was born in Berea to the late Rollie and Grace Short Marcum.

He retired from the Madison County Board of Education after 22 years, and currently served as Constable for Madison County, 1st District for the past 42 years. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of the Kentucky Continue reading John Bryant Marcum Sr.

OBITUARIES DEC 11-18, 2016

Steven Nicholas Forsythe

Steven Nicholas Forsythe

Steven Nicholas Forsythe age 36, died Monday Dec. 12, 2016. Steven is the son of Lisa Satterfield, and he had been an employee at Forsythe Tree Service.

Steven is survived by his parents Lisa Satterfield and Step father Joseph Satterfield, his children: Tyler Baldwin, Payton Forsythe, Cora Forsythe, Temperance Forsythe, Trinity Forsythe, Astrid Isaacs and Aaron Young, his grandfather Gene Forsythe, his great grandmother Lula McCollum, his sister Continue reading OBITUARIES DEC 11-18, 2016

OBITUARIES DEC 4-11, 2016

Johnathan Rowland

Johnathan Rowland

Johnathan Rowland age 55, husband of Madge Johnson Rowland, died Saturday Dec. 3, 2016 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, KY. He was born in Chicago IL to Mayme Cope Rowland and the late Mace Rowland and he was preceded in death by his brother Stephen T. Rowland and Joseph Rowland.

Johnathan was a builder and built homes in central Kentucky for many years, he was also a member of the Family Worship Center in Continue reading OBITUARIES DEC 4-11, 2016

Gerald Wayne Pearson

Gerald W. Pearson

Gerald Wayne Pearson

Gerald Wayne Pearson age 90 of Brown Street, passed away at the VA Medical Center on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Gerald was born in Madison County to the late Carl Eli and Clara Pearson.

He was a member of Silver Creek Baptist Church, lifetime member of the DAV, had been a member of the Waco Masonic Lodge #338 F&AM for over 60 years, and was a WWII U.S. Marine Corp Veteran. Continue reading Gerald Wayne Pearson

Harold K. Combs

Harold Combs Jr

Harold Combs Jr

MSgt Harold K. Combs, retired, passed away peacefully, but unexpectedly, Monday, December 5, 2016. At his home in Clinton, Utah. Harold was born January 3, 1959 in Biloxi, Mississippi, son of the late Harold K. Combs, Sr. And Joyce Rivell Combs Nelson. Harold was an Air Force brat but he and his parents called Kentucky home.

Harold was a veteran of Desert Storm/Shield and retired from the Air Force in 1998. He spent the last 28 years working at Hill Air Force Base as a serviceman and civilian. Harold loved the outdoors Continue reading Harold K. Combs

Wilma Jean Hensley

Wilma Jean Hensley
Wilma Jean Hensley

Wilma Jean Hensley

Wilma Jean Alcorn Hensley, age 67, died Saturday, December 03, 2016 at Saint Joseph-Berea. A Berea native she was born January 14, 1949 to the late John B. and Rebecca J. Ingram Alcorn.

Wilma loved to garden and cook and was a member of Cartersville Holiness church where she loved to sing praises to the Lord.

Other than her parents she was preceded in death by three sons, Virgil Wayne, Shannon Ray, and Euell Gene Hensley. A sister, Betty Continue reading Wilma Jean Hensley

OBITUARIES NOV. 27 – Dec 4, 2016

James  Johnson
James Johnson

James Johnsoon

James “J Ray” Johnson age 75, husband of Patricia Tuggle Johnson, died Thursday Dec. 1, 2016 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond KY. James was a brick mason; he was born in Madison County to the late John R. Johnson and Anna Mae Malicote Johnson.

He was also a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. James was also preceded in death by his sons Lowell Wayne Johnson and Roy Dean Continue reading OBITUARIES NOV. 27 – Dec 4, 2016