Obituaries Jan. 19-26, 2014

Shirley Dean

Shirley Dean


Shirley Verrill Waterhouse Dean

Shirley Verrill Waterhouse Dean, 77, of Berea, died Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at her residence. She was a Westbrook, Maine native born April 21, 1936, daughter of the late Norman and Phyllis Malacria Verrill.

U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Regional Coordinator for the Office of Economic Development during the Lyndon Johnson Administration which brought her to Berea 46 years ago. She was a retired Social Worker having received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Eastern Kentucky University, Class of 1975, and former employee of the Berea College Admissions Office. Shirley was a Honorable Kentucky Colonel and member of Union Church.

Survivors include 2 children, Pam Waterhouse, Frank Waterhouse; 2 sisters, Diane Gilman, Linda Tardiff, both of other states; as well as numerous friends and relatives. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Jean Waterhouse.

Funeral Service 2:00 PM, Monday, January 27, 2014 at Reppert Funeral Home with Pastor Kent Gilbert officiating. Visitation 12:00 Noon until service time Monday. Burial with Military Rites 12:30 PM, Tuesday at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville, Kentucky.

Memorial Contributions suggested to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY, 40403, or Union Church, CPO 2105, Berea, KY 40404

Glyndon Stewart

Glyndon Stewart


Glyndon Stewart

Glyndon “Preach” Stewart, 78, of Berea died Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was a Sand Gap, Kentucky native born July 20, 1935, son of the late Charlie and Nora Alexander Stewart.

He was a farmer and member of Friendship Valley Baptist Church. “Preach”, as he was known by family and friends, loved working with animals, especially horses, drawing pictures of birds and good music. He enjoyed wood carving, fishing, visiting with friends and sharing stories.

Survivors include 5 sisters, Faye (Bob) Dodds, Sue Wiles, Barbara (Frank) McCarren, Sherlene (Arnold) Reed, Maxine (Randy) Rose; 2 sisters-in-law, Gladys Stewart, Lena Stewart; 1 brother-in-law, Kenneth Ashcraft; his caretakers, Jeffery Sparks and Amy Lainhart; as well as, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral Service 1:00 PM, Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Reppert Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Chrisman officiating. Burial will follow in Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 PM Monday at the funeral home.

Nephews and great-nephews will serve as Pallbearers.

Pleas H. Broaddus

Pleas H. Broaddus, 91, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.

Arrangements are pending at Keith P. Clark & Son Funeral Home in Winchester.

James William Gregory Jr.

James William Gregory Jr., 55, of Lancaster, the husband of Tracy Asbury Gregory, passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. He was born January 23, 1959, in Harlan County, to Retha Saylor Gregory Joseph and the late James William Gregory, Sr.

He had served in the U. S. Navy and was of the Holiness faith.

In addition to his mother, Retha, and his wife, Tracy, James is survived by one daughter, Jamie Nicole Asbury Gregory of Lancaster; one son, Bryan Isiah Gregory of Lancaster; two step-sons, Jason Deaton and Bobby Lee Deaton, both of Lancaster; two brothers, John Henry Gregory of London and Elijah Gregory of Lancaster; two sisters, Cathy Asbury and Sherry Gregory, both of Lancaster; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held after 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2013, at the home of his uncle at 37 Sycamore Drive, Wallin, Kentucky in Harlan County. Graveside services and burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 26, 2014, at the Simpson Cemetery, in Wallin, Kentucky.

Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, Richmond, is in charge of arrangements.

Lillian Williams

Lillian Williams


Lillian Rae Williams

Lillian Rae Williams, 99, passed peacefully into eternity on Thursday, January 23, 2014, just 4 days before her 100th birthday. She was a Berea native born January 27, 1914, daughter of the late Allen, Sr. and Arrah Katherine Short Williams.

Lillian graduated from Berea College, taught in several one and two room schools in Kentucky, initiated and organized the first Bible School in Berea, and taught Japanese children in the internment camps in California during WWII. Following that she surrendered her life to become a missionary for the Southern Baptist International Mission Board and served many years in Bogota, Columbia, South America. Upon retirement she returned to Berea and taught Spanish and English at Madison Central until her retirement in 1975.

She was a lifelong member of Berea Baptist Church where she served in many capacities until her health declined. She was a member of Laurel Ridges Chapter of the DAR, member of KEA, NEA, past member of Madison County Retired Teachers Association.

Survivors include 2 siblings, Margaret Clore, V.A. Williams; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 9 siblings, Jewell Robbins, Mary Ellen Williams, Vadys Hurley, Allen Williams, Jr., Carl Williams, Frederick Williams, James Williams, Nicholas Williams, Wallace Williams; as well as 3 nephews.

Funeral Service 12:00 Noon, Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Reppert Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Berea Cemetery. Visitation 11:00 AM Saturday until service time.

Nephews will serve as Pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions suggested to Oneida Baptist Institute, P. O. Box 67, Oneida, KY 40972-0067

Geneva Mae Jones Doolin

Geneva Mae Jones Doolin


Geneva Mae Howard Jones Doolin

Geneva Mae Howard Jones Doolin, 78, widow of Andrew Doolin, of Richmond, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. She was born February 19, 1935, in Richmond, Kentucky, daughter of the late Everette Lee and Edith Gilbert Ray Howard.

Geneva was a graduate of Kirksville High School, a homemaker and a member of the Unity Baptist Church, where she enjoyed church activities and her church family.

Survivors include one: son, Nelson Jones Jr. (Judy) of Winchester, Kentucky; one sister, Shirley Scott of Lexington, Kentucky; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Andrew, and her parents, Everette Lee and Edith Gilbert Ray Howard, she is also preceded in death by three brothers, Daniel, Glyndon and O’Neal Howard.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Dr. Dennis Brewer officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Unity Baptist Church, 1290 Barnes Mill Road, Richmond, KY 40475.

Joshua Delbert Woods

Joshua Delbert Woods


Joshua Delbert Woods

Joshua Delbert Woods was born January 11, 1984, at Fort Knox, Ky., the son of J.L. Woods & Susan Francisco.

He attended Madison Southern High School in Berea, Kentucky, graduating in 2002. He later moved to Fontana, California, and attended Le Cordon Bleu College for Culinary Arts in Pasadena, California. Joshua then moved to Bogalusa, Louisiana, where he started his own food service business called “Woodies,” which he ran with his fiancée, Amanda. He enjoyed cooking, watching the food network and spending time with his children.

Joshua passed from this life the morning of January 17, 2014, at the age of 30.

He is survived by: his fiancée, Amanda Nicole Horn; daughter, Amber Nicole Horn; son, Joshua Andrew Horn; mother, Susan Francisco-Stewart; stepfather, Benjamin Travis Stewart; father, J.L. Woods; stepmother, Christine Harris-Woods; grandparents, Everette & Mary Francisco (deceased); Delbert Woods (deceased) & Mae Woods, Archie & Helen Stewart; siblings, Jeremy Woods (sister-in-law Laura Woods), Haley Frye, Richard & Neenah Harris, Matthew & John Stewart; aunts & uncles, Belinda Turner (deceased) & Ron Turner, Druella & Rick Woods, Melissa & Becky Woods, Mark, Tony & Sean Francisco, Kitty Francisco-Griffin, Jackie Francisco-Barnes, and Jeffrey Grubb. A host of treasured nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

His funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m., Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the Dwayne Walker Funeral Home Chapel, Hyden, Ky., with Pastor Merle Caudill officiating. Interment will follow in the Keen-Woods Cemetery of Hyden. Friends may call for visitation from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2014, at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to J.L. Woods, PO Box 257, Hyden, Ky. 41749.

Etta Faye Taylor

Etta Faye Taylor, 97, of Poosey Ridge, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. She was born in Madison County, Ky., on May 21, 1916, the daughter of the late Walter and Minerva Masters Sanders.

She was a graduate of Newby High School and was a housewife and farmer. She enjoyed participating in the Extension Service programs and was a long time member of the Cottonburg Homemakers Club. Etta Faye was an active member of the Salem Christian Church and enjoyed traveling, especially trips to Florida.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Edward Taylor; one brother, Cecil Sanders; and two sisters, Alma Lee Weaver and Valeria Kanatzer.

Survivors include: her son, Deamie Taylor of Poosey Ridge; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2013, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Chad Broaddus and Johny Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Gordon Cotton, Jimmy Cotton, Randall Winkler, Randall Winkler Jr., Greg Winkler, Earl Broaddus, Bobby Broaddus, Johnny Broaddus, Phil Broaddus and Justin Broaddus.

Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Collins, Johnny Davis, Joe Reynolds, Dan Reynolds, Doug Warren, Don Moore, Jimmy Collins, Ann Ross & Raymond Anderson and Robbie & Jeanna Taylor.

Forniss Blanton Sizemore

Forniss “Homer” Blanton Sizemore, 61, husband of Janice Fryer Sizemore passed away Friday, January 17th, 2014 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington KY, after a sudden illness. He was a native of Madison County, a son of the late Ad and Della Mae Barrett Sizemore. Mr. Sizemore was a retired farmer, and a pastor in the Pentecostal faith.

He was preceded in death by his son Michael Lamb; his brother Earl Sizemore; his sisters Lona VanWinkle, Wilma Callahan, and Virginia Sizemore.

Survivors other than his wife of 37 years, Janice, include his children Kathy Lynn Sizemore, Forniss Earl (Theresa) Sizemore, Loretta (Paul) Collins, Homer (Beth) Sizemore, Christopher Lamb, Wendell Parrett, and Angela Powell; his sister Brenda (Casey) Lakers; twenty-one grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday, January 24th, 2014, 12:00 pm at the Heritage Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Friends may call anytime after 6:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Travis Collins, Brian Yarber, Austin Lamb, Kevin Lamb, Tim Fryer, and Michael Fryer.

Thomas Brent Rogers

Thomas Brent Rogers


Thomas Brent,Rogers

Thomas Brent Rogers, age 51, of Englewood, Ohio, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 20, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

He was employed by Wright Patterson Air Force Base in logistics. He was a member of Christian Life Center Church. He previously served as a pastor at New Jasper United Methodist Church in Xenia, Ohio. He was a past member of the Jamestown Area Ministerial Association. Tom was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by: his wife of 30 years, Susan (VanDyke) Rogers; son, James Rogers of Englewood, Ohio; daughte, Mary Beth Rogers of Englewood, Ohio; father, Frank E. (Margaret) Rogers of Lexington; mother, Alberta Whitaker of Richmond; brother, Steve Rogers of Richmond; sister-in-law, Shirley VanDyke of Vandalia, Ohio; nieces, Annie (Richard) Spitzer of Vandalia, Ohio; and Allie Rogers of Richmond.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2014, at the Christian Life Center Church (3489 Little York Road, Dayton, Ohio) with Rev. R. Michael Helling officiating. Interment will follow at Miami Memorial Park in Covington, Ohio. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the Christian Life Center.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made for a college fund for his son, James.

Mary Alice Howe

Mary Alice Howe, 79, mother of Ronnie W. Howe, passed away Wednesday morning, January 22, 2014, at Richmond Health and Rehab-Kenwood in Richmond, Kentucky. She was born February 25, 1934, to the late Henry and Maggie Spears Howe, also of Richmond.

Mary enjoyed throughout her life caring for others and spending lots of time with family. Some of her favorite pastimes included working puzzles, playing bingo with family and friends and watching Westerns on TV. You could often catch her sitting outside enjoying the outdoors.

Survivors include: her son Ronnie (Connie) Howe of Richmond, Ky.; two sisters, Linda (Bill) Johnson of Lexington, Ky., and Norma Godsey of Dayton, Ohio.

Ms. Howe is also survived by: two grandchildren, Amy (Camiel) Habets and Jennifer (Allen) Goins, both of Richmond, Ky.; two great-grandchildren; Kylie Goins and Elena Habets; and a host of friends and extended family.

Besides her parents, Ms. Howe was preceded in death by: three brothers, Arthur Howe, Robert Howe and Marvin Howe; and one sister, Pearl Crippin.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the Combs, Parsons, and Collins Funeral Home, West Main Street. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers will be: Camiel Habets, Allen Goins, Tom Barnes, Richard Green, Bruce Barnes, and Tyler Hunter.

Donations may be made to the Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475.

Shirley Morgan Alexander

Shirley Morgan Alexander, 73, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at Baptist Health – Richmond. She was born April 27, 1940, in Richmond, Kentucky, to George Walter and Wilma Bond Morgan, both of whom preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Mrs. Alexander is survived by her husband, Joseph Alexander III of Richmond; one daughter, Lencia A. Mountjoy (Shawn) of Danville, Kentucky; one son, J. Alexander IV (Holly) of Chehalis, Washington; nine grandchildren, Kip, Hannah, Hunter, and Heath Mountjoy, Tate Sonnenburg (Eric), Joseph Alexander V, Gunnar, Ivy and Addison Alexander; one great granddaughter, Macy Sonnenburg.

Services for Mrs. Alexander will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, with Bishop Scott Sorrenson officiating. Burial will follow at the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 – 9 p.m. Friday at the church.

Pallbearers will be Hunter Mountjoy, Kip Mountjoy, Hannah Mountjoy, Heath Mountjoy, Robert Gibbs, Tommy Alexander, and Robert Alexander. Honorary Pallbearer: David Aiken

Donations are suggested to the Madison County Humane Society, 128 C Big Hill Ave, Richmond, KY 40475.

Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of services.

Danny Wayne Mason

Danny Wayne Mason, 68, of Winchester, Kentucky passed away Monday, January 20, 2014, at his residence. Born February 10, 1945,

Danny lived most of his life in the Baldwin area of Madison County. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially being able to hunt and fish on the surrounding farms in the Baldwin community with friends and family. Most endearing to Danny was his family and the love he had for each of them. His kindness and compassion will be forever remembered by all who knew him.

Danny was a man of great faith and love for the Lord. He was a member of the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. He loved to sing and listen to the old gospel songs that he grew up hearing while attending church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Malcolm and Dorothy Jones, and Daniel Mason.

Mr. Mason is survived by his wife; Gladys Woods Mason, a daughter, Shannyn (Robert) Mason Johnsen; Berea, KY; his sisters: Carolyn (John) Revel, Richmond, KY; Barbara M. (Darrell) Thomas, Richmond, KY; Betty M. Adams, Richmond, KY; a brother, David M. (Kay) Jones, Richmond, KY; his grandchildren: Bridget (Will) Johnsen Rodgers, Michael (Kristen) B. Johnsen, Bailee E. Johnsen; two great-grandchildren: Landon W. Rodgers, Lillly Mae Rodgers, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Friday, January 24, 2014, at the Combs, Parsons, & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Guiley officiating. Burial to follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 – 9:00 PM Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers honoring Mr. Mason are Donald Wayne Short, Danny Wayne Hale, Jim Revel, Michael Lilly, Alan Shearer, Danny Renfro, Chad Thomas, and Larry Jones.

Dorothy Mae Renfro

Dorothy Mae Renfro, 84, of Richmond, passed away Sunday morning, January 19, 2014. Dorothy was born in Clark County on July 28, 1929, to the late Stanley and Fannie Stokley Watkins.

She was a retired cook for the 76 Truck Stop and Jerry’s. She was a member of the Winchester Pentecostal Church.

She is survived by: her son, James Harold Renfro; one brother, Joseph Watkins (Joann); two grandchildren, James Renfro (Carolyn), and Tammy Dees; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Shirley Renfro; one daughter-in-law, Marlene Renfro; one brother, John Henry Watkins; two sisters, Opal Arrowood and Francis Jewel Watkins.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Dale Arrowood, Jason Arrowood, Stanley Watkins, Jim Bob Watkins, Johnthan Stamper and Terry Gullett.

Jerry Wayne Smith

Jerry Wayne Smith


Jerry Wayne Smith

Jerry Wayne Smith, son of Thomas and Mary (Cain) Smith of London, Kentucky, was born in Almagorda, New Mexico, on April 23, 1977. He was united in marriage to Cordellya (Chadwell) Smith of London, Kentucky, who survives.

He also is survived by: two children, Zachary Adams and Elizabeth Smith, both of London, Kentucky; a brother, Jamey Smith of Waco, Kentucky; his grandmothers, Belva Smith of Waco, Kentucky, and Etta Cain of Dreyfus, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by: his grandfathers, Millard Smith and Miller Cain.

He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church of Waco, Kentucky, and was a nurse by profession. Jerry Wayne Smith departed this life on Sunday, January 19, 2014, at Saint Joseph London hospital.

Funeral services for Jerry Wayne Smith will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, January 23, 2014, at London Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Neil Prather and Dr. Terrell Bradley officiating. Burial will follow in the Weaver Cemetery of London, Kentucky. The family of Jerry Wayne Smith will receive friends at the Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

Serving as pallbearers will be: Lewis Alcorn, Jimmy Smith, J.R. Smith, Scottie Sparks, Nicholas Sparks, Mitchell Smith, Roger Miller and Clevern Chadwell.

Harold Dean Smith

Harold Dean Smith


Harold Dean Smith

Mr. Harold Dean Smith, age 64 of Berea, Kentucky, husband of Sheryl Durham Smith, passed away Monday January 20, 2014 at his residence in Berea. Mr. Smith was born in Spiro, Kentucky on September 12, 1949, a son of the late Earl and Edna Pauline Bradley Smith.

He was a twenty year employee of Tokico Manufacturing in Berea, and enjoyed muscle cars and working in the yard. On Mother’s Day of 2013, Harold made a profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. He was a member of the Pine Hill Baptist Church.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife: Sheryl Durham Smith of Berea, Kentucky; Four children: Stephanie Smith of Pendleton, Kentucky, Melissa (Mark) Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jonathan Bradley of Florence, Kentucky, Stephanie Bradley Angel of Berea, Kentucky; Five grandchildren: Jeffrey Smith, Nicholas Smith, Ashley Spencer, Morgan Keiner, Kinleigh Davidson,; Two great-grandchildren and an expectant third great-grandchild; Four brothers: Eugene (Betty) Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio, Donnie (Roxanne) Smith of Louisville, Kentucky, Roger (Cassie) Smith of Corydon, Indiana, Jeffrey (Donna) Smith of Brodhead, Kentucky; Four sisters: Barbara (Daryl) McFerron of Mount Vernon, Kentucky, Linda Fisher of Cincinnati, Ohio, Carolyn Damrell of Berea, Kentucky, Lisa Reams of Mount Vernon, Kentucky and many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

Besides his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by one brother: Larry Smith.

Funeral services for Mr. Harold Dean Smith will be conducted on Wednesday January 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals with Bro. Clyde Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Ottawa Cemetery. Visitation for Mr. Harold Dean Smith will be held Wednesday January 22, 2014 from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM at the Funeral Home.

Loretta Jenny Tipton Cain

Loretta Jenny Tipton Cain, 84, widow of Gordon Cain, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2014, at Hospice of The Bluegrass, in Lexington, Kentucky. She was born March 30, 1929, in Estill County, daughter of the late Hubert and Viola Tipton. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith and she enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include: two sons, Gordon Cain Jr. of California, and Lee Anthony Cain (wife Barbara Dixon Cain) of Waco, Kentucky.

In addition to her parents, Hubert and Viola Tipton; and husband, Gordon Cain; Loretta is preceded in death by one brother, Arthur Lee Tipton.

Funeral services for Loretta will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Livingood officiating. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Marvin Ray Dixon, Rodney Dixon, Tommy Jones, Claude Dixon, Delbert Dixon and Russell Webb.

Catherine Pingleton

Catherine Pingleton


Catherine Pingleton

Catherine Pingleton, 80, of Fall Lick Rd. Lancaster, died Wednesday January 22, 2014 at Christian Care Center in Lancaster KY. Surviving is her husband of 60 years Floyd. Catherine worked at Cowden’s Manufacturing for many years, was a lifelong member of the Disabled American Veterans(DAV) auxiliary, but her true passion was crafts, and crocheting. She was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church.

Also surviving is a son Dean Pingleton, a grandson Scott Pingleton(Amy), a daughter in law Harriett Pingleton all of Lancaster; a sister Gladys’ Laws of Richmond KY; two great grandchildren Abigail and Seamus Pingleton; and three step-great grandchildren Cassandra, Hayley, and Kaleb Robbins. Catherine was preceded in death by three brothers Leonard “Bub”, James”Lugar”,and Bill Brooks; also preceded in death by five sisters Thursie Carpenter, Lilly Thomas, Mary Thacker, Ada Thacker, and Loretta “Sis” Chasteen.

Funeral services 11 AM Saturday January 25, 2014 at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Daryl Hodge officiating. Visitation 5-8 PM Friday. Burial in Lancaster Cemetery.

Active pallbearers are Porter Banks, Marie Banks, Roger Burke, Irene Burke, Sidney Pingleton, and Silas Pingleton. Honorary pallbearers are Jerome Adams, Larry Pingleton, Charles Preston, Mike Carpenter, Homer Napier, Jack and Mary Rains

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the National Alzheimer’s Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Louella Walker

Louella Walker


Louella B. Walker

Louella B. Walker, 91, of Paint Lick, died Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. She was born February 16, 1922 in Garrard County , was a 30 + year employee of Cowdens Manufacturing, a member of Lancaster United Methodist Church and was the widow of John Wade Walker.

Her survivors include her step-son John Wade Walker III of Paint Lick.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Don Hatton, with burial following in Paint Lick Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am till service time Tuesday.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Tudor, Wayne Day, Danny Day, Chuck Perraut, John Wade Walker III and Jonathon Day.

Dan W. Ledford

Dan W. Ledford, 95, of Richmond Road in Paint Lick, passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at Kenwood Health & Rehab in Richmond. Born July 29, 1918 in Mariba, Kentucky, Dan was a son of the late James Martin & Maggie Elizabeth Ward Ledford.

He had been a farmer and a longtime school bus driver, was a World War II Army veteran , a member and elder of Paint Lick Presbyterian Church , a member of the American Legion & D.A.V.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eva LaVerne Rhodus Ledford, and 2 brothers, Smith & W.C. “Cliff” Ledford.

His survivors include a son, Dan Ward (Janet) Ledford of Lancaster, a daughter, Judith Ledford Sparks of Lexington, a grandson, James Daniel Ledford , two step grandsons, Keith & Scott Long, and two step great grandchildren Samantha & Sarah Long.

Services will be 12 Noon Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Paint Lick Presbyterian Church by Rev. Bryce McGowan with burial following in Paint Lick Cemetery with military rites by the Caswell Saufley Post # 18 of the American Legion. Visitation will be from 3—7 PM Sunday January 26, 2014 at Ramsey Funeral Home and from 10:00 am till service time Monday at the church.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie & Bill Ledford, Lloyd & Jerry Rhodus, Gary Clark & Bryan Bolton.

In lieu of flowers contributions may go to the National Kidney Foundation or the Paint Lick Presbyterian Church Building Fund.

Regina Marilee Willis

Regina Marilee Willis, age 46, of Wisemantown Road in Irvine passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center following a long illness. She was born February 4, 1967 in Madison County and was the daughter of Wanda Faye Isaacs and the late Dewey Deffert Willis. She attended the Concord Baptist Church and had lived in Estill County most of her life.

She is survived by Her mother Wanda Faye Isaacs, 1 Brother Marvin John Willis of Madison Co., Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by 1 brother, Kevin Timothy Willis.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, January 27, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Tackett Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Sunday at the Funeral Home.

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