Obituaries Feb 21 to Feb 28 (Continued)

Mattie Chenault


Mattie Chenault
Mattie Lee Walker Chenault, 93, of Linden Street, Richmond, the widow of Frank B. Chenault, passed away Monday, February 21, 2011, in Richmond Health & Rehab Center-Madison Manor.
She was born October 13, 1917, in Madison County, to the late Monroe and Eddie Reynolds Walker. She was a retired homemaker and one of the oldest members of the St. Paul AME Church of Richmond.

Mrs. Chenault is survived by: three daughters, Anna Patton (Melvin) and Eddie Mae Taylor (Marvin), both of Lexington, and Stella Chenault of Richmond; five sons, Frank Chenault of Sacramento, Calif., Harry Louis Chenault of Berea, Monroe Chenault and John D. Chenault, both of Richmond, and Stone Chenault (Cynthia) of Louisville; one stepgrandson, Boyd Chenault Jr.; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Frank, she was preceded in death by: one sister, Viola Walker Chambers; and five brothers, the Rev. Harry B. Walker, the Rev. Stone Walker, Jr. Walker, Jerry Walker and L.B. Walker.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, February 28, 2011, at St. Paul AME Church on Francis Street, with the Rev. Raymond Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home on Barnes Mill Road.

The family wishes to express “Thanks” to everyone for their calls, cards and prayers, especially to Ms. Anita Franklin and the staff at Madison Manor.

Kenneth Wayne Hurst
Kenneth Wayne Hurst, 69, of Berea, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2011, in his home.
He was born on September 17, 1941, in Lebanon, Ore., to the late Wayne and Dorothy Whisnet Hurst. He was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 20 years of service to his country, serving during both the Vietnam War and the Gulf War. During this time he received the Navy Achievement Medal for saving a drowning man.
After his retirement, he served for 22 years in civil service as an explosives supervisor at the Blue Grass Army Depot. He helped build three churches and he was an avid University of Kentucky athletics fan.

He is survived by: his loving wife, Jannell Louise St. Germain Hurst of Berea; one daughter, Rebecca Selby of Richmond; three sons, Kenneth Wayne Hurst, Jr., (Renee) of Richmond, Jeffrey Hurst (Angela) of Berea, and Michael Hurst (Colleen) of Richmond; two sisters, Barbara Siewell and Sharon McCormick; one brother, Richard Hurst; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and his faithful companion, Bo, the wonder dog.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Vineyard Community Church, 830 Eastern Bypass, Richmond, with Gary Payne and Joe Wood officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time at the church. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Larry C. AgeeLarry C. Agee, 56, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2011, in his home.

Mr. Agee was born in Madison County October 21, 1954, to L.C. and Bethel Rose Agee. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, loved hunting and fishing and Dirt Track Racing and was a self-employed painter.

His survivors include: son, Larry Matthew Agee (Harley Tipton) of Beattyville; daughter, Bobbi Shawn Agee of Irvine; three brothers, Loyd Alvis Agee, Ricky Lane Agee (Mary) and Bobby Darrell Agee; sister, Pamela Kay Smith (Robert); four grandchildren, Chelsea, Brittany and Trynity Agee, and Andiria Tipton; and girlfriend, Angie Estes.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, February 25, 2011, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with the Rev. Gerald Powell officiating. Burial will follow in Madison Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, February 24, 2011, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Robert Smith, Larry Matthew Agee, Randall “Joe” Goosey, Alvis Franklin Agee, Jerry Sparks, Harold Rose, Roy Rose and Jeff Rose.

Nancy C. Tyree
Nancy C. Tyree, 74, of Richmond, is eternaly resting in peace after a long illness. She died Saturday, February 19, 2011.

Nancy was: the daughter of the late Walter and Nellvina (Hendrix) Thomas; beloved wife of the late Luther Wayne Tyree; loving mother of Michael W. (Valerie) and Julie R. (Tim Bohl) Tyree and the late Teresa C. Russell; mother-in-law of Carlos Russell; devoted grandmother of Mark and David (Melissa) Settle, Amy Russell and Kelly Tyree; and proud great-grandmother to Dakota, Matthew, Brooklynn and Summer.

The family will receive friends at Trinity Baptist Church, 8402 Burns Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, Thursday from 4:30 p.m. until memorial service at 5:30 p.m. A reception will immediately followed by in the Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Nancy””””””””s name may be made to: Hospice of Cincinnati; or Trinity Baptist Church Children””””””””s Mission Fund.

Elvin C. Smith


Elvin C. Smith
Elvin C. Smith, 52, husband of Angela Lainhart Smith, passed away Sunday, February 20, 2011, in the Compassionate Care Center.

Mr. Smith was born April 16, 1958, in Richmond, Ky., the son of Carlos Franklin and Barbara Jean Howard Smith. Mr. Smith attended Abundant Life Ministries and was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was the owner of Smith’s Electric.

In addition to his wife and mother, Mr. Smith is survived by: two sons, Travis E and Elvin J.T. Smith; two daughters, Lashawna “Shawna” Denise Fields and Loucinda Michelle “Shellie” Marshall; three brothers, Garney Smith (Nioka), Carlos Earl Smith (Joan) and Terry Smith (Denise); one sister, Loretta Pearl Smith-Faraj (Ahmed); four grandchildren, Kash Corrett Smith, Jacob Elvin Marcum, Destiny Michelle Marshall and Matthew Robert Marshall; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 24, 2011, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with the Rev. Edwin Lainhart officiating. Burial will follow at Madison Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Travis E. Smith, Elvin J.T. Smith, Garney Smith Jr., Carlos Smith Jr., Scott Hill, Barry Wayne Smith, David Hackworth, Ricky Centers and Sammy Faraj.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ahmed Faraj, Terry Lee Smith, Ryan Carpenter, Matt Schreiber, Brandon Murphy, Derrick Tate, Mark Spicer and Fayez Faraj.

Helen H. RoarkHelen H. Roark, 84, of Richmond, passed away Monday, February 21, 2011, in the Richmond Health & Rehab Center – Kenwood. She was born February 23, 1926, in Richmond, Ky., to the late Alex and Allie Hamm Moberly. Mrs. Roark was a homemaker, a member of Big Hill Christian Church, and a loving mother.

She is survived by: her husband of 71 years, Ed Roark; one daughter, Teresa Johnson (Paul) of Richmond; two sons, Keith Allen Roark (Karen) of Georgetown and James Edward Roark (Viola) of Richmond; two brothers, Tommy Moberly and Arthur Moberly, both of Richmond.

She also leaves 11 grandchildren, Troy (Jennifer) Roark, Kim Lamb (John), Edward Vaughn, Jessica Tipton (Derek), Robyn Moreland (Tom), Paula Gordon (Rick), Kalena, Kelsey, Karlee, Kenzie and Kaden Roark; ten great-grandchildren, Tara Roark, Adam Lamb (Leighanne), Jamie Lamb, Brook Sydow (Joe), Samantha Williams, Dakota Lakes, Charles Moreland, Maddy, Cannon and Tess Gordon; eight great-great-grandchildren, Annalysa and Ayliana Nunez, Brayden, Lucas and Hadleigh Lamb, Gavin Bray, Skylar and Jaxon Sydow.
She was preceded in death by: five brothers, Charles, Johnny, Lewis, Bill and Farris Moberly.

Services for Mrs. Roark will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, February 25, 2011, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Adam Lamb, Troy Roark, Dakota Lakes, John Lamb, Derek Tipton and Paul Johnson. Honorary bearers will be Samuel Edward Vaughn, Tommy Moberly and Arthur Moberly.

Farris Hall


Farris Hall
Farris Franklin Hall, 80, the widower of Virginia “Ginny” Hall, better known to his friends and family as “Frank” or “Rosie,” passed away early Monday morning, February 21, 2011, in Saint Joseph East Hospital in Lexington.

Mr. Hall was born May 25, 1930, in Madison County, the son of the late Meniffee and Jeanette Grimes Hall. He was a retired rural postal carrier, and a member of the Richmond First Church of the Nazarene. Mr. Hall was a retired builder and painter. He was an avid fisherman and was deeply devoted to his family.

Survivors include: three daughters, Cheryl Hall Ashcraft (Danny), Pamela Hall Hill, (Don) and Jennifer Hall; six grandchildren, Carla “Nikki” Strunck, Colby Arnold, Jeremy Sallee (Amanda), Amanda Miller (Antoine), Greg Hill (Teresa) and Jamie Roaden; eight great-grandchildren, Brendan Strunck, Tristan Sallee, Shelby Sallee, Raya Miller, Mattie Mae Arnold, Dalton Hill, Tyler Hill and Solomon Walker.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by: a brother, Marion Hall; and two great-grandchildren, Nicolas and Madison Strunck.

A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Thursday, February 24, 2011, at First Church of the Nazarene, 1899 Lancaster Road, with Dr. Art Hobbs officiating. The family will receive friends after 5 p.m. Thursday at the church. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Aaron Ballew
Aaron Parker Ballew, 79, native of Richmond, died Sat., Feb. 19, 2011.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, Lexington. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at O. L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington.

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