David Jonathan Owens
David Jonathan Owens, 45, of Center Street, Berea, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He was a native of Norton, Virginia, born February 18, 1966, construction worker, and had been a resident of Berea most of his life.
Survivors include his mother, Norma Price Owens; 1 daughter, Kaylee Owens; 1 brother, Gary Owens; 1 sister, Delinda Isaacs; as well as several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia Owens; his father, Earl Douglas Owens; and 1 sister, Barbara Phillips.
Funeral Service 3:00 PM, Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Reppert Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Sowers officiating. Visitation 1:00 PM Saturday until service time. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the funeral home to help cover the cost of the service.
BEREA — Alice Corina Huddleston Estes, 85, of Calico Road, Berea, passed away Tuesday,July 12, 2011, in her home, following a long illness. She was born January 9, 1926, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of the late Maynard and Leetha Tuttle Huddleston. She was a homemaker and had lived in Berea most of her life. She was a member of the Level Green Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Howard Lee Estes. She is survived by: three daughters, Donna Marie Whitehead of Berea, Patricia Ann Brock of Virginia and Corina Lee Blevins and special friend, Sammy Howell of Berea; one son, Paul Dewayne Estes of Illinois; three sisters, Delores Ashcraft of St. Louis, Mo., Anna Belle McIntosh of Estill and Mary Lou Arnold of Ohio; one brother, Douglas Huddleston of Tennessee; 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 16, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Harvey Spry and Bro. Robert Brock with burial to follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Freddie Lewis Speakman Jr.
RICHMOND — Freddie Lewis Speakman, Jr., 64, passed away Sunday, July, 10, 2011, in his home. Mr. Speakman was born in Madison County June 3, 1947, to Freddie L. and Willie Simpson Speakman, Sr. He loved to fish and enjoyed antique cars.
Survivors include: his son, Freddie A. Speakman (Amie) of Richmond; his daughter, Kelly Lamb (James) of Berea; his sister, Virginia “Jenny” Speakman; six grandchildren, Kaylee Speakman, Thomas Speakman, Karlee Speakman, Serenity Lamb, Lauren Lamb and Canaan Lamb; his aunt, Janet Caudill (Floyd); and several cousins.
The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with the Rev. David Noe officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. A committal service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Richmond Cemetery.
Dorothy Kathryne “Bobby” Ford Sewell
Dorothy Kathryne “Bobby” Ford Sewell, 87, widow of L. C. Sewell, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Hospital. Mrs. Sewell was born in Madison County on November 20, 1923 to Robert S. and Kathryne Benton Ford. She was retired from the Westinghouse Company and a member of Speedwell Christian Church.
Her survivors include her son; Robert C. Sewell (Nedra) of Richmond, daughter; Betty Sewell Reed of Nicholasville, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers; Elmer, Hubert and William Ford, Sisters; Amanda Hall, Carlene McKinney and Pearl Sewell, grandchildren; Amy and Amanda Sewell.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM, Sunday, July 17, 2011 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Dennis Paisley officiating. Burial will follow in the Turpin Cemetery at Winston. Visitation will be from 5 -9 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Monty Reed, Terry Cruse, Robert C. Sewell, Jr., Roger Rice, Billy Sewell and Jimmy Sewell. Honorary bearers will be Mike Reed, James Mason, Jackie Rose, Marty Sewell, Norman White and Johnny Maupin.
Rheto Virginia Craig Hill
Rheto Virginia Craig Hill, 85, of Mirror Lake Drive in Lexington, departed this life on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the widow of Joseph Lee Hill, Sr.
Rheto was born on April 16, 1926 in Washington County, Alabama, and was the daughter of Amos and Phenie Whigham Craig, both of whom preceded her in death. She was a retired elementary school cook, having worked in Hazard, KY. Mrs. Hill was a faithful minister of the gospel and a member of Pine Street Church of God M.P.G. of T. in Richmond.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Hill was preceded in death by: one son, Antonio Hill; one granddaughter, Melissa Hill Miller; two brothers, George and Leroy Craig; and one sister, Connie Williams.
Survivors include: one son, Joseph Lee Hill, Jr. (Gail), of Greenville, SC; six daughters, Dora Hill, of Youngstown, OH, Shirley A. Hill, of Greenville, SC, Deloris L. Hill, Katherine Hill, and Juanita Dyer (Sammy), all of Lexington, and Lolita Collins (Michael), of Richmond; fifteen grandchildren; forty-one great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Edna Means; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services for Rheto Virginia Hill will be held at 12 noon on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at the Pine Street Church of God M.P.G. of T. with Pastor Lolita Collins and Minister Juanita Dyer officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
Pallbearers will be Eric Hill, Michael B. Collins, Travis Collins, Ralph Jones, Michael Collins, and Jack Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be Marquis Cottrell, Sammy Dyer, Trelane Christopher, Robert Mundy, and Deacon James Lockett.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2011 at Bluegrass Memorial Gardens, 4915 Harrodsburg Road, Nicholasville, KY. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is serving the family.
strong>Leisha Kim Moody Cochran
Leisha Kim Moody Cochran, 49, wife of Kyle Alan Cochran, passed away. She was born in Richmond on July 9, 1962 to Owen Orville and Dolores Agee Moody. She was a 1980 graduate of Madison Central High School and received her B.A. Degree in Nursing from Eastern Kentucky University. Mrs. Cochran was a Registered Nurse at St. Joseph- East Hospital in Lexington and was a member of Waco Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons; Kalan and Korey Cochran, her mother; Dolores “Doe” Agee Moody, two aunts; Tootie Rooks, Betsy Lane (Paul, Jr.), father-in-law; Cecil “Dude” Cochran and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be private. A reception in her memory will be held for family and friends from 3-8PM, Friday, July 15, 2011 in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church , 425 Eastern ByPass. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403, or a charity of your choice. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Gregory Lee Casey
Gregory Lee Casey, 36, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away Monday, July 12, 2011 at his home. He was born on January 12, 1975, in Madison Co., Ky. He was a graduate of Madison Southern High School, had attended Berea College and University of Cincinnati and was a retail sales manager. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Berea and was an avid UK basketball and football fan.
Survivors include his parents, Lee and Ida Walling Casey, of Richmond; one brother, Patrick Casey, of Lexington; numerous aunts and uncles and many friends.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 8:00 P. M. Friday, July 15, 2011, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Randy McPheron and Bro. Bobby Casey officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Friday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.
James Monroe Abshear
RICHMOND — James Monroe Abshear, 62, of Richmond, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2011. James was born June 9, 1949, in Madison County, the son of the late Arch and Elise Sizemore Abshear. He was an auto body technician for the former Parks Body Shop of Richmond.
Survivors include: his wife, Bonnie Brandenburg Abshear; one daughter, Kimberly Lynn Abshear; one son, James Monroe Abshear Jr.; three brothers, Herman Abshear, Luther Abshear and Dallas Abshear; two sisters, Helen Rogers and Emma Lou Abshear; and two grandsons, Ashdan Craig Abshear and Austin Hugh Abshear. He was preceded in death by: three brothers, Paul Richard, Went and Bill Abshear.
No services or visitation will be conducted. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Margaret Isabell White Arnold Wilson
RICHMOND — Margaret Isabell White Arnold Wilson, 88, of Danville died Saturday, July 9, 2011, in Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born July 26, 1922, in Washington County, Ky., she was the daughter of William Goebel and Ovie Yankey White. Margaret was a 1941 graduate of Perryville High School and a member of First Baptist Church where she was a member of the Reaper’s Sunday School Class. She worked at Begley Drug Co. for 15 years and at Hub Frankel for 15 years and was a certified cosmetologist. Margaret was a member of the St. Asaph?s Chapter of the DAR, the Ephraim McDowell Hospital auxiliary, Body Recall and the Red Hat Society. She traveled extensively and was a member of the Senior Citizens Card Club. She was predeceased by a daughter, Jerri Carrico and three sisters, Vivian Jean Gowin, Geneva Begley and Gladys Carey.
Margaret is survived by: her husband, James “Jim” Wilson of Danville; a son, J.D. (Terri) Arnold of Louisville; five daughters, Betty Grace (Kenny) Birch of Decatur, Ind., Norma Jean (Ed) Cox of Richmond, Ky., Jane Gale (Dale) Carrier of Richmond, Ky., and Linda Lou Carrico of Danville; two sisters, Sue Lanham of Perryville and Virginia (Cecil) Lawson of Fort Wayne, Ind.; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church. Dr. Tim Mathis and the Rev. Albert Gisler will officiate. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Perryville. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church. Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 132, Danville, KY 40423. Stith Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Todd Platner, Tim Platner, Craig Birch, Jeff Birch, Rich Carrico, Jerrod Carrico, Trey Carrier, Jamie Arnold, Jeremy Arnold, Michael Higdon, Bryan Carrico and Jason Carrico. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Reaper’s Sunday School Class.
RICHMOND — Clyde Howard, 71, formerly of Berea, died in Clearwater, Fla. He is survived locally by Kathryn Richardson of Berea, and by family in friends in Florida. Services were conducted in Clearwater, Fla.