Obituaries July 1 to July 8, 2012


Hunter Clark Douglas Cates

Hunter Clark Douglas Cates, infant son of Susan Nicole “Nikki” Benge and Christopher Clark Cates, was stillborn Friday, July 6, 2012, at the Pattie A. Clay Hospital.

Other survivors include his paternal grandparents, LaDonna Harp (Jimmy) and Roy Glenn Cates; paternal great grandmother, Mildred Reed; maternal grandparents, Charlotte DeBord and Doug Benge (Shona); maternal great-grandparents, Sue Dickerson (Bailey), Charles DeBord (Kathy), Edna “Early” Ashcraft and Clyde Benge; maternal great-great grandmother, Geneva DeBord.

Visitation will be from 10 AM to 12 PM (Noon) Wednesday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be conducted at 12:30 PM Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Madison Memorial Gardens with Rev. Edwin Lainhart and Rev. Owen Moody officiating with burial following.

Connie Sue Cunigan


Connie Sue Cunigan

Connie Sue Cunigan was born January 6, 1952 in Hamilton, OH and departed this life Thursday, July 5, 2012 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, being 60 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Howell & Barbara (Banks) Sizemore.

Connie is survived by the following children, Scott Wayne Sizemore and his wife Jaclyn of Brookville, IN, Chad Cruse and his wife Sherry of McKee, Bill David Cunigan and his wife Angela of Beverly, Ky., Katelyn Cunigan of Keavy, Matthew Cunigan of Richmond, Michael Cunigan, Josh Cunigan and his wife Holly and Berletta Turner and her husband Steve all of Annville. She is also survived by a brother, Howell Sizemore of Louisville and by 2 sisters, Anna Lee Callahan of McKee and Betty Jo Sparks of Gray Hawk. Connie was blessed with 13 grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Connie was also preceded in death by her husband, Bill Cunigan; by a brother, Ralph Sizemore and by her step mother, Betty Sizemore.

Connie was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Annville Reformed Church .

Connie and Bill devoted their lives to the care of others, they worked may years in foster care and the Barnabas Home, caring for the need of children all over southeast Kentucky.

Funeral service was held 2:00 PM Sunday, July 8, 2012 at the Annville Reformed Church with Bro. Bob Scholton officiating. Burial followed in the Cunigan & Sizemore Family Cemetery. Lakes Funeral Home McKee was in charge of arrangements.

Alice Dick

Alice Muth Dick

Alice Muth Dick age 99 of North Carolina, formerly of Berea, passed away July 5, 2012. Alice was born in Ferguson, KY to the late Walter Filmor Hoyle and Clarissa Adelade Summers Muth.

She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Dick in 1990.

Graveside services will be Tuesday July 10, 2012 at Berea Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Slemp officiating. Burial will follow the services. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1-2:30 at Lakes Funeral Home on Tuesday.

Mark Alan Mullins


Mark Alan Mullins

Mark Alan Mullins, age 51, died Wednesday, July 04, 2012 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington, KY. Born in Richmond, IN., he was the son of the late Waldo E. and Anna Lee Allen Mullins. He was of the Methodist Faith and a member of Christ Church in Lexington. Mark was a true southern gentleman; he enjoyed learning and was very artistic. He was an avid woodworker and fisherman and loved to tell “Mark” stories! He will be fondly missed by all who knew him.

Mr. Mullins is survived by: his children, Jessika Griffin, Melanie Mullins and Wesley Thurman Mullins all of Richmond, IN; sisters: Patricia “Pattie” (Ali) Eddib of Tripoli, Libya and Linda (Cleve) Wingo of Lexington, KY,

6 grand children also survive along with a beloved nephew, Brian (Tonya) Lewis and their twin children, along with a host of family and friends.

Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 09, 2012 at Davis & Powell Funeral Home in Berea with Rev. Chris Howlett officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Private family inurnment will follow at a later time. Contibutions suggested to: Hospice Care Center, C/O Hospice of the Bluegrass 2312 Alexandria Drive Lexington, KY 40504-3277

Nannie Elizabeth Walker

Nannie Elizabeth Walker, 96, departed this life on Fri morning , July 6 at Madison Manner where she had been a resident for three years.

She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters: Ruthelda K. Ferrell; Jeroline (Kenneth) Cantrell; one son Marshall (Sondra) Walker all of Richmond, KY; stepson, Jerry D. Walker of Dayton, OH; seven grandchildren and several great-grand children, several nieces, nephews and a host of cousins and friends.

Service, 1pm Tue, July 10, 2012 at Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church on Irvine Street, Richmond, KY. Visitation 11am Tue, Church. Burial, Maple Grove Cemetery. Arrangements, O. L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary.

Clarence Coleman Moores

RICHMOND — Clarence Coleman “C.C.” Moores, 92, widower of Ethel Mae Marcum Moores, passed away Saturday morning at the Compassionate Care Center.

Arrangements incomplete at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.

Charles May

Charles May, 94, of Willis Manor in Richmond, formerly of Lancaster, died Thursday, July 5, 2012 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Born April 18, 1918 in Garrard County, he was a son of the late Talton & Dodie Agee May. Charles was a lifelong farmer and a member of Eagle””s Nest Baptist Church in Florida.

His survivors include his wife Lucille Palmer May, a son , David P. (Pattie) May, a grandson, Charles E. May and a great grandson, Hunter May. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Regina Lyn May.

Services for Mr. May will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Bryce McCulley with burial following in Lancaster Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until service time Tuesday. In lieu of flowers contributions may go to the COmpassionate Care Center. Ramsey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Rhoadus, David Simpson, Bobby Hall, Woodie Leavell, George Stone, Joe Leavell, Michael Davis & Ricky Metcalf. Honorary bearers will be Mr. & Mrs,. Cleo Newton, Bob & Kay Stephens, Cecil & Billie Jean Arnold, Cecil & Scottie Tussey, Katie Wylie, Cecil & Donna Hines, Ernest & Geneva Broadus, Carl & Jakie Turner, Margaret Amon, Joe & Betty Montgomery, Mary A. Davis & Staff and residents of Willis Manor.

Arthur Windell Clark

Arthur Windell Clark, 83, husband of Vaneta Clark, passed away Thursday July 5, at Telford Terrace. Mr. Clark was born in Texas, on April 13, 1929, the son of the late Arthur and Sallie Belle Clark. He was retired from the Kentucky Department of Insurance, where he had served as Director of Financial Standards and Examinations. Before moving to Kentucky from Texas, He was Vice-President if Union Bankers Insurance Company of Dallas, Texas. Mr. Clark was a member of the White Oak Pond Church, in Richmond and the Mt. Horeb Masonic Lodge #137 in Mahomet, Texas

Survivors include his wife: Vaneta Clark, one daughter: Denise Norton (Charles); three grandsons: Christopher Norton (Phoennix), Travis Norton (Lindsey) and Blaine Norton; two great-grandchildren: Wesley Reiner and Marleigh Norton; two sisters: Lelia McAndrew and Nevolene Floyd.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, 328 West Main Street, with Dr. Russell Rechenbach and Charla Gilbert, Student Associate at White Oak Pond Church officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens in Lexington. The family will receive friends from 4-7 PM Sunday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Greater Kentucky Chapter, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, Kentucky or The Building Fund of White Oak Pond Church, P.O. Box 2167, Richmond, Kentucky 40476.

Ebb Carlo Gibbs

RICHMOND — Ebb Carlo Gibbs, 61, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at his residence. Mr. Gibbs was born in Madison County on June 29, 1951, to Millard Fillmore and Freda McIntosh Gibbs and was a retired construction worker.

Surviving him are: three brothers, Archie Gibbs (Linda), Arthur Gibbs, Coleman Gibbs (Willa); two sisters, Dora Oliver and Mildred Cain. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters; Cordelia Agee and Helen Johnson.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, July 6, 2012, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.

Helen Clay Hinton

Helen Clay Hinton

Helen Clay Hinton, 81, wife of Arthur M. Hinton, of Richmond, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at the Richmond Health & Rehab Complex – Kenwood.

She was born January 17, 1931, in Madison County. Helen was a homemaker and a child care- giver. She attended the St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Richmond, Kentucky.

Other than her husband, Arthur Hinton, she is survived by one son, Eric Hinton (Veronica) of Richmond, KY; three step sons, William Chenault of Georgia, Andre` Todd of Atlanta, Georgia and Randall Dudley of Winchester, KY; three step daughters, Pastor Brenda Douglas (Juan) of Richmond, KY; Sonia Dudley of Winchester, KY and Helen Allen (Booker) of Richmond, KY; one grandson, William E. Hinton and thirteen step grandchildren, one special step grandson, Minister James Todd; one sister-in-law, Musetta Dillingham.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eskar Creed and Mary F. Clay and one brother, Pete Clay.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the St. Paul AME church with Pastor William Hale officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Private burial will follow in Monday at Madison County Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and step sons.

Margriet Ann Rose

RICHMOND — Margriet Ann Rose, 55, died June 28, 2012, in the Compssionate Care Center of Richmond.
She is survived by: her husband, Van Rose; her daughter, Sarah Courtney Rose; three brothers, David Hamilton, James Hamilton and John Hamilton; and one sister, Martha Sparkman. She was preceded in death by one sister, Susan Hamilton.

Memorial services will be conducted at Richmond House of Prayer, 330 Mule Shed Lane, Richmond, on Saturday, July 7, at 11 a.m.

Betty Jean Hisel Rose


Betty Jean Hisel Rose

Betty Jean Hisel Rose age 70, wife of Leslie Rose, died Tuesday July 2, 2012 at her home. Betty was the daughter of the late Robert D. Hisel and Beatrice Carpenter Hisel, she had been a nurses aid and a homemaker. Betty was also a member of the Big Hill Baptist Church.

Betty is survived by her husband Leslie Rose, and her daughters; Donna (Kenneth) Mitchell of Richmond, and Sherry (Randall) Kates of McKee, her step daughters Carolyn (Jerry) York, and Katherine (Henry) Smith, her siblings; Katheryne (Leon) Marshall, James Hisel, Jerry (Marisol) Hisel, Marilyn Hisel, and Carolyn Eland, her grandchildren; Jennifer Combs, Jessica Rose, and Leigha Kates, her great grandchildren; Jesse Gabbard, Kaylyn Clemmons, Jacob Rose, and Braydon Rose, and her step grandchildren; Adrian York, Amy Gadd, Felcia deLucia, and Aaron Smith, and her step great grandchildren; Ali Gadd, Colin Smith and Alyssa York.

Funeral services will be Friday July 6, 2012 at 11 am at Lakes Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Carpenter officiating, burial will be in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Honorary Pallbearers will be Randall Kates, Kenneth Mitchell, and Vernon Kates. Visitation will be Thursday July 5, 2012 from 6-9 pm at Lakes Funeral Home.

Bobby Powell


Bobby Powell

Bobby Powell age 65, husband of Irene Van Winkle Powell, died Sunday July 1, 2012 at the Compassionate care Center in Richmond. Bobby was a retired construction worker and a member of the Wilderness Holiness Church. Bobby was the son of the late Bronce and Nettie Marie Legear Powell, and he was preceded in death by his sister Helen Saylor and brother Bronce “Bee” Powell.

Bobby is survived by his wife Noria Irene Powell of Berea, his sons: Bobby Allen VanWinkle (Leslie) of Berea, Scottie Lee Powell (Joann Marie) of Rockcastle County and Steven Dwayne Powell (Becky) of Rockcastle County. He has two brothers Boyd and David Powell both of Berea, and nine grandchildren; Christopher Allen Van Winkle, Nathaniel Blake Van Winkle, Makayla Nicole Powell, Dakota Scott Powell, Jordyn Powell, Taryn Powell, Carter Powell, and two step grandchildren; Katlyn Marie Abney, and Byron E Abney.

Funeral services will be Wednesday July 4, 2012 at 11 am at Lakes Funeral Home with Bro. Darrin Slone and Bro. James Bowman officiating, burial will be in the Isaacs Cemetery at Sweetwater. Visitation will be Tuesday July 3, 2012 after 6 pm at Lakes Funeral Home.

Brenda Sue Kirby Peters


Brenda Sue Kirby Peters

Brenda Sue Kirby Peters, age 60, died Monday, July 2, 2012. Born in Rockcastle County, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Bessie Cromer Kirby. Mrs. Peters attended Church on the Rock and was active in Relay for Life of the American Cancer Society. She was a nurses aid at St. Joseph Berea Hospital.

Mrs. Peters is survived by: her husband, James Peters of Berea; her daughter, DeAnn McFerron Burns (Jim) of Richmond; step daughters: Lori Thacker (Jeff) of Rockcastle Co., Kim Peters of Winchester; step sons: Jim Peters of Alabama, David Edward Peters of Richmond, Indiana; brother: Paul Kirby (Clarice) of Mt. Vernon, Ky.; sisters: Dot Sowder of Cincinnati, Ohio, Lacie Buck (Kenneth) of Franklin, Indiana, Villa Tingle (Jeff) of New Whiteland, Indiana, Jenny Vickers (Gary) of Berea; special sister: Barbara French of Franklin, Indiana; grandson, Jaidyn Chasteen; step grandson, Keegan Burns; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Kirby; sisters: Linda Lou Kirby, Lois Nicely, and Lorine Doan.

Funeral services for Mrs. Peters will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at the Church on the Rock with Pastor Mark Sarver officiating. Burial will be in the Davis-Witt Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Georgeann Rutledge


Georgeann Rutledge Smith

RICHMOND — Georgeann Rutledge Smith, 81, of Richmond, the widow of Thomas Milton Smith, passed away Friday evening, June 29, 2012, in the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond. She was born on September 4, 1930, in Shelbyville, Kentucky, to George and Isabella Harper Rutledge, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was a retired teacher for the Madison County School System, having taught at Daniel Boone Elementary School for 27 years. She was a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, the EKU Legacy Alumni Association, the Richmond Area Arts Council (RAAC), the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and the Red Hats Club. Mrs. Smith was a faithful member of the First Christian Church where she was also a member of the Circle Eight Ladies Group. She enjoyed reading as well as her bridge club, but most of all, she enjoyed her family.

Mrs. Smith is survived by two daughters, Vicki (Steve) Hebert of Louisville, Ky., and Sharon Smith of Richmond, Ky.; one son, Stephen M. (Jamie) Smith of Berea, Ky.; six grandchildren, Ashley D. Smith of Berea, Ky., Thomas J. Hebert of Louisville, Ky., Stephen R. Smith, Hannah C. Smith, Bailey S. Smith and Jamie L. Smith, all of Berea, Ky.; one great-granddaughter, Carley M. Barnett; and two nephews, Charlie (Jan) Wilson of Shelbyville, Ky., and Mike R. (Pat) Wilson of Logan, Utah. In addition to her parents and husband, Thomas, she was preceded in death by one sister, Mattie Lee Wilson, and one stepbrother, Eugene Rutledge.

Services for Mrs. Smith will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), with the Rev. Michael Swartzentruber officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at the church.

Pallbearers will be Stephen R. Smith, Steve Hebert and Thomas J. Hebert.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475

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