Obituaries November 25 to December 2, 2012

Andrew Byrd


Andrew Byrd

RICHMOND — Andrew Morris Byrd, 14, Richmond (formerly of Campton) tragically departed this life Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.

He was the beloved son of Jeremiah Byrd of Taylor Mill, Ky., and Jenny Nickell of Campton, Ky. He was a brother to Cody Byrd of Campton.

Other survivors include: his paternal grandparents, Tom and Connie Cheek Byrd of Richmond; his maternal grandfather, Doug Nickell and wife, Becky, of Campton; his paternal great-grandmother, Shirley Cheek of Connersville, Ind.; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Andrew was an eighth grade student at the B. Michael Caudill Middle School in Richmond.

Funeral services were conducted on Friday, Nov. 2, at Porter and Son Funeral Home at Campton with Bro. Paul Pence Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the Hazel Green Cemetery in Hazel Green.

Wade Hampton Richardson, Jr.

Wade Hampton Richardson, Jr., age 90, of Crooked Creek Road in Irvine passed away Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He was born November 1, 1922 in Estill County and was the son of the late Wade Hampton Richardson, Sr. and Rhoda Shepherd Richardson. He was a retired farmer and a former employee of the Maxwell Paper Mill. He was a member of the First Church of God in Franklin, Ohio and attended the Ravenna Church of God. He had lived in Estill County most of his life. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Virginia Arvin Richardson.

He is survived by Two Daughters Sharon Arvin Richardson Dudley of Ravenna, and Karen Rhoda Mae Richardson Bicknell & husband, Mike of Irvine. One Son Wade Hampton “Hamp” Richardson, III of Irvine, and Adopted Son William Earl Kidwell & wife, Joan, of South Carolina. Two Sisters Henriella Thomas and Ora Lainhart of Madison Co. Along with seven Grandchildren, eleven Great Grandchildren and 8 Great Great Grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Tanya Kim Rogers Richardson, 3 sisters; Sally Oliver, Stanley Thomas and Margie Faye Abner and 4 brothers; Glenn, T.H., Jennings and Clyde Richardson.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, December 4, 11 AM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Sherl Thomas. Burial will be at the Tanya Kim Rogers Richardson Memorial Gardens. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Monday at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Jeff Dudley, Jay Bicknell, Jon Bicknell, Shawn Richardson, Jeremy Richardson, Ryan Richardson , and Suzy Gross

Honorary Pallbearer: James Gross

Irene Coffey Thomas


Irene Coffey Thomas

Mrs. Irene Coffey Thomas, 85 of Conway, passed from this earth to be with God on November 26, 2012. She was born in Rockcastle County, KY on May 21, 1927 the daughter of Clennie Coffey and Ethel Smith Coffey.

Her determination, strength, and great faith in God helped her through the many illnesses and tragedies she endured in her lifetime. She loved being outdoors, doing yard work, and tending to her many flowers. She was an animal lover and enjoyed caring for her dogs and cats, which she dearly loved. A very caring and compassionate woman that was always willing to help family, friends, and neighbors in any way she could. She will be sadly missed by all that loved her. She was of the Baptist Faith and was a life long resident of Rockcastle County.

She is survived by her daughters, Gail Thomas of Berea, and Kathy Combs and husband Rich of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Ned Coffey of Conway, and Jr. Coffey of Old Town, FL; two grandchildren, Traci and Adam; one great granddaughter, Madeline; four step grandchildren, Becky (Randy), Clinton (Sherry), Cathy (Larry), and Rodney (Amy); one daughter-in-law, Linda; five nephews, Brian, Darryl, Craig, Kevin, and Ben; her wonderful friend, Julie; and her loving and loyal pets.

In addition to her parents, Clennie and Ethel Coffey, she was preceded in death by her son, Donnie Thomas; a sister, Emily Ozella Coffey; a son-in-law, Tully Parsons; her grandparents; and many aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be from 6-9 PM Thursday, Nov. 29 at Dowell & Martin Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 PM Friday, Nov. 30 at Dowell & Martin Funeral Home by Bro. Jerry Owens. Interment will follow in the Maret Cemetery.

Carl Edward Taylor


Carl Edward Taylor

Mr. Carl Edward Taylor, age 38 of Berea, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 at the Berea Hospital as the result of an automobile accident. He was born in Florence, KY on Apr. 9, 1974 the son of Floyd and Thelma Combs Taylor. He had been a factory worker.

He is survived by a son, Dustin Taylor of Brodhead; a brother, Doug Taylor of Berea; and a nephew, Bobby Neeley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Gary Taylor and George Neeley.

Visitation will be 6-8 PM Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Dowell & Martin Funeral Home. No funeral is scheduled.

Betsy Lucas


Betsy Beatty Lucas

Betsy Beatty Lucas, 85, of Lexington, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the U.K. Medical Center, She was a Richmond, Kentucky native born September 12, 1927, daughter of the late Horace and Ella Lucas Beatty, retired bookkeeper, avid U.K. Basketball fan, strong Democratic Party member, employee of Wildcat Lodge for many years, member of the Presbyterian Faith, and resident of Lexington most of her life.

Survivors include 1 daughter, Debra (Peter) Hille; and 1 granddaughter, Amy (Will) Glasscock. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother.

Private family services scheduled. No public services. Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service entrusted with arrangements. www.reppertfuneralhome.com

The family suggests expressions of sympathy take the form of obtaining a child’s name from an angel tree and purchasing that child a Christmas present in memory of Ms. Lucas. One of Debra’s happiest memories is the first Christmas after she was adopted by Ms. Lucas and the presents she received.

David Kaskal Thompson


David Kaskal Thompson

David Kaskal Thompson, 50, Richmond, passed away Sat., Nov. 24, 2012. He was born in Glasgow, Ky. on April 9, 1962. He was a self employed maintenance worker who loved playing practical jokes.

Survivors include his wife, Pamela VanHook Thompson; his parents, Tommy and Betty White Thompson, of Edmonton; two sons, Timothy and Nathan Thompson, of Chicago, ILL; two daughters, Tiffany Carter and Savanna Thompson, of Richmond; one brother, Joseph Thompson, of Illinois; two grandsons, Carson Carter and Nathan Thompson, Jr.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 PM Wednesday at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10 AM Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Carter, Kenny Shelton, Nathan Cawthon, Bobby Newton, Richard Carter and Jeff Marcum.

Lillie C. Hoskins

RICHMOND — Lillie C. Hoskins, 66, wife of Bobby Hoskins, died Friday, November 30, 2012, at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

Mrs. Hoskins was born January 30, 1946, the daughter of the late A.C. and Christine Marshall Collins. She was a member of Broadway Baptist Church. Mrs. Hoskins was a bus driver for the Madison County Schools, and retired after serving over 30 years. She was also very dedicated, having worked at Dishman Shell, for over 20 years. She was a proud wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and enjoyed her every moment devoted to family.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by: Donna Golden (Kenneth), Richmond; four brothers: Melvin Collins (Alfie), Berea; Tobe Collins, Tenn.; Jimmy Collins (Ada), Richmond; and Tony Collins (Debbie), of Nicholasville; three sisters: Mabel Tribble, Kirksville; Ruth Richardson (Sherman), Fla.; and Stella Hopper (Allen), Kirksville; four grandchildren: Natasha Workman (Shawn), Richmond; Stephanie Jackson (Matthew), Richmond; Cody Hoskins, Winchester; and Kirsten Hoskins, Richmond; and four great-grandchildren: Jacob and John Workman, Lillie Faye Jackson, and Katlynn Jackson.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, with Bro. Tim Beard officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Vernon Harrison, Danny Harrison, Daryl Harrison, George Winkler, Doug Roberts and Dean Spillman.

Dennis Bryan Hacker

Dennis Bryan Hacker, 65, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2012 at the Kenwood-Health & Rehab. He was the husband of Elaine Hacker and the father of two daughters, Lacey Denise Hacker of Berea, KY and Teressa Mills of Morristown, TN; one son, Dwayne Bryan Hacker of Wilmington, OH.

Private family services are planned at a later date. The Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home in handling services.

Crystal Pigg


Crystal Pigg

BEREA — Crystal Ann Pigg, 31, born Nov. 3, 1981 was granted her beautiful angel wings on Nov. 29, 2012, after a quick and short illness.

Crystal’s life seemed too short by so many, but those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time which one lives. Her gentle smile, tiny fingers and baby soft skin brought so much joy to our family. Although she was so tiny and frail, she gave us such courage and hope and reminded us of the preciousness of life.

She is survived by her own guardian angel, Maudie “Granny” Neeley; two special sisters, Laura and Nikki; five sisters and one brother: Jackie (Paul) Hamilton, Paula (Lanny) Kidwell, Becky Seals, Rosie (Jimmy) Hoefer, Carolyn (Jeff) Baugh and Robbie Neeley.

Funeral Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Reppert Funeral Home with Brother Billy Long and Brother Bruce Kirby officiating. Burial will follow in Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be her loving cousins: Chris Causey, Aaron Baugh, Brent Causey, Josh Cope, Jordan Chasteen and Caleb Holcomb-Dickerson. Honorary Pallbearers are her special caregivers: Regina May, Machelle Litten, Melody Reynolds, Angie Chasteen, Beth Kidwell, Jillian Mason, Amy French and Lindsey Parson.

Elizabeth Short

RICHMOND — Elizabeth Broaddus Short, 90, widow of Earlene Short, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond.

She was born on October 21, 1922, in Madison County, to the late Ben and Ida B. Howard Broaddus. Mrs. Short was a retired sales clerk at J.C. Penney after 39 years of service. She also worked as a bus monitor for the Madison County School System, and was a member of the Antioch Christian Church.

Survivors include her son: Donald Wayne Short (Carol); one sister: Wilma House; eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son: Shelby Dean Short; and two sisters: Helen Gabbert and Lee Dale Broaddus; one brother: William Ray Broaddus.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the Antioch Christian Church with Bro. Charles Carter officiating. Burial will follow in the Broaddus Cemetery in Baldwin, KY. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday evening at the church.

Pallbearers will be: Steve Short, David Short, Kevin Jones, Brian Jones, Rodney Dixon and Randal Webb.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Nancy Young, Gypsy Jones, Martha Perkins, Darrell and Lois Fritz, Geraldine Carter, Margaret & Homer Curry, her co-workers from J.C. Penney and the members of the Sonshine Sunday School Class.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her honor to the Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY.

Combs Parsons & Collins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Odessa Burton

RICHMOND — Odessa Walton Burton, 65, passed away, Wednesday, November 28, 2012, in her home. She was born at Preachersville, Ky., on August 1,1947, the daughter of the late J. T. and Louise Wallace Walton. She was a homemaker, a retired employee of Square D. Company and a member of the Lancaster Baptist Church.

Survivors include: her loving companion James P. Chasteen; one son, Scott King (Tammy); one daughter, Angie K. Ray (Jerry Brandendburg); two brothers, Calvin Walton (Martha) and Jake Michael Walton; two sisters, Rose Ray (Dwight) and Wanda Johnson; six grandchildren: Scott Brandenburg, Beth Brandenburg, Lenzy Cain, J. T. Napier, Gabrielle Napier and Gunnar King; one great-grandchild, Jerrett Brandenburg. She was awaiting the arrival of her second great-grandchild. She also is survived by a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: a daughter, Mary Alice Napier; two brothers, Jim and Benny Walton; two sisters, Shirley Robinson and Delsie Coffey.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at the Flatwoods Cemetery at Waco. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Scott Brandenburg, Chad Brandenburg, J.T. Napier, Wayne Oliver, Jack Howard and Ricky Carpenter.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jerry Allen Perrin, Mark Burkhart, Jerry Daugherty and Frankie Napier.

Larry Farthing

Larry Dean Farthing, 61, of Berea, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27 2012, in the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

Larry was born in Richmond, on March 24, 1951, to the late Herman and Emogene Cole Farthing. He was a self-employed electrician and a member of the Richmond House of Prayer. Larry was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed playing the Pedal Steel Guitar.

Larry is survived by his son Larry Michael Farthing (Melinda); his daughter Sara LeAnn Farthing; their mother Martha Farthing; one grandchild Morgan LeAnn Farthing; four sisters Brenda Parke, Joan Charles (Ray), Sharon Green and Faye Logsdon; five brothers Leon Farthing (Sarah), Charles Farthing, Garry Farthing (Connie), Randall Farthing (Mary) and Dwight David Farthing (Charlotte), several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one sister Ruth Ann Farthing; and four brothers Kenneth, Arnold Oneal, James Tilman and Manuel Farthing.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at the Richmond House of Prayer, 330 Mule Shed Lane, with Bro. Owen Moody officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Friday at the Church.

Pallbearers will be Larry Michael Farthing, Adam Saylor, Eric Saylor, Anthony Dickerson, Jeff Whittamore and Harvey Logsdon.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Dan & Lorene Watson, Butch Northern, Harold Mason, Ronnie Lakes, Tim Adams, Barry Kelly, Ken Farmer and Frank Flynn.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in honor of Larry to God’s Outreach – Madison County Food Bank, 1512 East Main St., Richmond.

The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, 328 W. Main St., is in charge of arrangements.

Gregory Wilson

RICHMOND — Wilson Gregory Michael, 42, husband of Shayna Selby Wilson, passed away Mon. Nov. 26, 2012. Born in Ashland, he was the son of Gary and Kathryn S. Wilson.

Greg was a graduate of Boyd County High School in 1988 and a 1992 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. He was employed by State Farm Insurance.

Survivors other than his wife and parents include three sons, Cameron Michael Wilson, Nicholas Cole Wilson and Parker Avery Wilson; one sister, Gabrielle (Bill) Boblett; mother and father-in-law, Larry (Sharen) Selby, two brothers-in-law, Sean (Shari) Selby and Kip (Sherri) Selby; eight nephews, and one niece. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Paul (Pap) and Elizabeth (Granny) Baker, his paternal grandparents, Carl and Betty Wilson, and his grandmother-in-law, Catherine (CaCa) Anderson.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11a.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at Crossroads Christian Church, 4128 Todds Road in Lexington. Burial will follow in Madison Memorial Gardens, 210 W. Rice Lane, Richmond.

Visitation will be Thursday Nov. 29 from 3-8 p.m. at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, 463 E. Main St., Lexington.

Contributions are suggested to Peoples Bank, 1000 Brandy Lane, Richmond. Payable to Kim White in memory of Greg Wilson #2664621320.

Addison Nick Cosby


Addison Cosby

RICHMOND — Addison Nicholas “Nick” Cosby, 90, husband of Ruby Mae Cosby, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 in the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond.

He was born on April 23, 1922 in Madison County to the late Addison T. and Kathrine Laura Eades Cosby. He was a farmer in Madison County and he attended the Red House Baptist Church and was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Corp. He was also a big University of Kentucky Basketball Fan.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Mae Cosby of Richmond; two daughters, Sarah M. Cosby Noland (Bill) of Madison County, Joy Lee Cosby King (Bo) of Madison County; one son, Darrell Nicholas Cosby (Gretta) of Madison County; six grandchildren, Mike Cosby (Kathy), Kari Hall (Randy), Nick Noland, Tyler King (Marie), Evan King, Aaron King (Amelia); three great grandchildren, John Michael Cosby, Sydney Hall and Braden Hall; several nieces and nephews. Other than his parents he is also preceded in death by one daughter, Linda K. Cosby Reams; three brothers, Harry Cosby, D.T. Cosby and Billy Cosby; two sister, Gertrude Barkley and Ona Lee Tracy.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Red House Baptist Church in Richmond with Rev. Gary Maynard and Rev. Marsha Carpenter officiating the services. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at the church.

Pallbearers will be Mike Cosby, Kari Hall, Nick Noland, Tyler King, Evan King, Aaron King and John Michael Cosby. Honorary Pallbearers will be Live Embers, XYZ Choir and the Men’s Sunday School Class.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Compassion-ate Care Center at 350 Isaac Lane, Richmond, Kentucky 40475.

The Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is conducting the funeral services.

Kathy Zoldak


Kathy Carroll Zoldak

Kathy Carroll Zoldak, 58, of Berea, died Monday, November 26, 2012 at her residence. She was a Lacy Creek, Kentucky (Wolfe County) native born February 11, 1954, daughter of the late Roy Cecil and Bessie Carroll, retired Blue Grass Army Depot employee (Richmond Activity), member of Episcopal Church of Our Savior and resident of Berea for the past 20 years.

Survivors include 2 children, Elizabeth (Scott) Tussey, Stephen Zoldak; 7 siblings, Inez Moore, Albert Carroll, Jimmy Carroll, Mary Lou Chisholm, Peggy Carroll, Judy Paton, Jeanette Raef; 1 grandson, Owen Tussey. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Shirl Powell.

Funeral Service 1:00 PM, Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Reppert Funeral Home with Brother Greg Lakes officiating. Burial will follow in Berea Cemetery. Visitation 11:00 AM until service time Wednesday. Pallbearers will be Mitchell Carroll, Chris Carroll, Houston Raef, Lukas Owens, Russell McMahan, Alex Chisholm. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jamie Carroll, Jeff Hollon, Jacob Patton.

The family welcomes floral tributes or expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403

Angelique Walker

RICHMOND — Services for Angelique Walker, 43, mother of Corea Walker and daughter to Dorothy Walker Clay, will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church. Visitation from 11 a.m. at the church.

Family may be reached at (904) 307-8988 Arrangements entrusted to Keith P. Clark & Son Funeral Home of Winchester.

Garry Vickers

RICHMOND — Garry Wayne Vickers, 52, of Richmond, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. He was born in Madison County, Ky., on Nov. 1, 1960, the son of Thurman and Minnie Richardson Vickers.

He was a former employee of Kentucky Pallets and of the Pentecostal Faith. He loved fishing, UK Basketball and was a volunteer fireman.

Survivors include: his mother, Minnie Vickers Foster; two sisters, Pat Hash (Bill) and Linda Bouren (Earl); his girlfriend, Mary Wilson; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lutes Cemetery with burial following. There will be no visitation.

Pallbearers will be Mark Rogers, Michael Rogers, Chris Abney, Keith Wilson, Ray Wilson and George Richardson.

Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Lawrence Ray Nau


Lawrence Nau

RICHMOND — Lawrence Ray Nau, 88, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2012, in the VA Hospital of Lexington, Kentucky.

He was the son of the late Albert and Loretta Gasser Nau. He was a retired sales representative and a veteran of World War II serving with the United States Marines.

He had a great love of life and for his family, friends and dog Sasha.

He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Lynn Stewart Nau, of Richmond, and he was preceded in death by one brother, Darrell Nau.

There will be a private memorial service at a later date. The Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Jannell Louise Hurst


Jannell Hurst

Jannell Louise St. Germain Hurst, 65, of Richmond, passed away on November 25, 2012, in Central Baptist Hospital of Lexington. Jannell was born on September 20, 1947 in Los Angeles, Calif.

She was a wonderful mother, incredible community servant, but above all, she was the voice of children. Jannell was a caring, generous person who spent her time helping others, especially children and those in need in Madison County.

Survivors include: one daughter, Rebecca Selby of Richmond; three sons, Kenneth Wayne Hurst Jr. (& Renee), Jeffrey Hurst (& Angela), and Michael Hurst (& Colleen), all of Richmond; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a special dog, Bo.

Funeral services for Jannell Hurst will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2012, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2012, at the Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County, Kentucky.

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