Obituaries March 25 to April 1, 2012 (Continued)

Brenda Sue Shepherd


Brenda Sue Shepherd

Brenda Sue Shepherd, 16 of Whitney Lane in Lancaster passed away, Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. She was born Monday, January 8, 1996. She attended New Day Worship Center and was in the 9th grade at Garrard County High School.

Survivors include her parents; Randall and Diana Lee Shepherd of Lancaster, Kentucky, paternal grandparents; Bill and Mary Shepherd of California and Ali Johnes of Delaware, sisters; Samantha Shepherd, Heather Adkins, Courtney Carroll, brothers; Samuel Adkins and Brad West, and several aunts and uncles.

Services will be 5:00pm, Sunday, April 1, 2012 at New Day Worship Center in Lancaster with Bro. Jeremy Gilliam officiating. Visitation will be 3:00– 5:00pm at the church. Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Fay Murphy Smallwood


Fay Smallwood

Union City — Fay Murphy Smallwood, 70 of Union City, died Friday, March 30, 2012. Mrs. Smallwood was born in Madison County on Dec. 31, 1941, the daughter of the late Oscar and Eleanor Ford Murphy. She was a member of the Union City Christian Church, a 1960 graduate of Madison Central High School and was retired from South Central Bell.

She is survived by: one son, Neil Smallwood (Crystal), and one daughter, Suann Koralia (David), both of Louisville, Ky.; one brother, Gary Murphy (Sheila) and two sisters, Eva Murphy Hisle and Sandra Gibbs, all of Richmond; six grandchildren, Kristina Koralia, Kayla Smallwood, Josh Smallwood, Ella Koralia, Myah Koralia and Seth Smallwood; one nephew, Stephen Gibbs (Dorothy); two nieces, Jennifer Miller (Chad) and Rebecca Colligan (Michael), all of Richmond; three great-nephews; one great-niece; one great-great-nephew and one great-great niece.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Smallwood.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, April 2, 2012, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Brother Tim Jones and Rev. Kurt Sauder officiating. Burial will follow in Madison County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2012, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Gibbs, Donnie Gray, Bobby Gray, Michael Colligan, Chad Miller and Billy Harris.

James Edward Richmond

James Edward Richmond, age 66 of Berea, died Monday at St. Joseph-Berea Hospital. He was a native of Metamora, Indiana, the son of the late William Edward and Arlatha Ladd Richmond. He was a retired farmer and construction worker. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Mae Steele.

Mr. Richmond is survived by: his daughter, Callie (Frank) Phillips of McKee, Ky.; his son, Jack Edward Richmond of Hazard, Ky.; his sister, Sarah Savannah Agee of Berea; his brothers, David Andrew Richmond of Rockcastle County, William Foster (Kathleen) Richmond of Berea, Russell Richmond of Jackson County, Jesse Franklin Richmond of Rockcastle County; grandchildren, Charles David Bush and Sarah Elizabeth Phillips both of Hazard, Ky.

Funeral services for Mr. Richmond will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Clyde Coffey officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Family Cemetery at Macedonia. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Dustin Coffey, David Ray, Wayne Mullins, Mitchell Coffey, Jason Coffey, and Ted Steele, Jr

Phillip Stanley Becknell

Phillip Stanley Becknell, age 63, of Carhartt Avenue in Irvine, passed away Friday, March 30, 2012 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born November 5, 1948 in Owsley County and he was the son of Leola Middleton Baker and the late Quentin Becknell. He was a retired from the Kentucky State Police and had lived in Estill County most of his life.

He is survived by His wife Elizabeth Layton Becknell of Irvine, His mother Leola Middleton Baker of London KY, one son Cole Becknell and wife, Sandra of Estill County, one beloved grandson Chase Coleton Becknell of Estill County, four Sisters: Brenda Becknell, Joann Frye both of London KY, Linda Williams of McKee KY, Carol Kriemer of Cincinnati OH, and one brother Darrell Becknell of Booneville KY.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, William Becknell.

LeeAnn Turpin


LeeAnn Larsh Turpin

LEXINGTON — LeeAnn Larsh Turpin, 65, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, of complications of Multiple System Atrophy. She was born in Richmond, Ind., in 1947, to the late Harvey Cecil Larsh and Dorothy Mae Strohmier Larsh. LeeAnn married Michael Coleman Turpin in 1995.

LeeAnn graduated from Richmond Senior High School in 1965 and attended Porter Business College in Indianapolis. She began her secretarial career at Avco Corporation in 1966 and worked there until 1970. She then worked for Richmond Water Works Corporation as secretary to the manager. In 1978, she was promoted to office supervisor. In 1980, she was again promoted to budget director at American Water Works Company, the parent company of Richmond Water Works. In 1982, she was promoted to Customer Service Superintendent at the Peoria Water Company in Illinois. After spending two years in Peoria, LeeAnn decided to return to Richmond, where she and a friend opened The Movie Company, a videotape rental store. They closed the store in 1986, and LeeAnn returned to the water industry, moving to Lexington and becoming the executive secretary to the manager of Kentucky-American Water Company. She retired from the water company in 2002 after 27 years in the water industry.

In 2000, LeeAnn was reunited with the daughter she gave up for adoption in 1968, and met her granddaughter who was born in 1989. This was one of the happiest events in her life.

Left to mourn her are: husband, Mike Turpin of Lexington, Ky.; biological daughter, Shonda McKnight, of Hilliard, Ohio; biological granddaughter, Rachel Sunderland of Columbus, Ohio; stepdaughter, Andrea (Geoff) McPherson of Gallatin, Tenn.; two stepgrandsons, Aaron and Ryan Calbert of Gallatin, Tenn.; two brothers, Larry Michael (Linda) Larsh and Jack Edward Larsh, both of Richmond, Ind.; three nephews; four nieces; 10 great-nieces; two great-nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

In addition to her parents, LeeAnn was preceded in death by her brother, James Richard Larsh; and a great-nephew, Jordan Michael Larsh. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate LeeAnn””s life will be 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Clark Legacy Center in Nicholasville, Ky.

In honor of LeeAnn””s life and legacy, memorial contributions are suggested to the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, Ky. 40504, the Boston United Methodist Church, 211 W. Main St., Boston, Ind. 47324, and/or the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Financial Management Branch, Building 31, Room 8A34, 31 Center Drive, MSC 2540, Bethesda, Md. 20892-2540.

Hester Estes

RICHMOND — Hester (Barbara) Estes, 67, of North Third Street in Richmond died Thursday, March 29, 2012, in the Compassionate Care Center after a long illness.

She was born March 3, 1945, in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Hildon and Retha McKinney Estes. She was a retired employee of the Madison County Board of Education.

She is survived by: two daughters, Pat Barnes and husband, Tommy, of Richmond, and Pam Barnes and husband, Wayne, of Richmond; one son, Jerry Kelley and wife, Casey, of Richmond; two sisters, Betty Estes and Dovie Ballard, both of Richmond; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, April 1, at 2 p.m. in the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Brother Beverly Arvin. Burial will be at the J&J Estes Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers: Glen “Bug” McKinney, Jeremy Abney, B.J. Barnes, Wayne Barnes, Michael Cox and Eric Cox.

Jewell Hendricks

Jewell Frost Hendricks, 87, husband of Thelma Agee Hendricks, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Mr. Hendricks was born in Madison County on Jan. 25, 1925, to James and Elizabeth Lamb Hendricks. He was a tobacco farmer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Shirley Hendricks (Lillian), Donnie “Pete” Hendricks, Roger Hendricks (Susan) all of Richmond; seven grandchildren, Greg Hendricks, Brian Hendricks, Rodney Hendricks, Justin Hendricks, Donna Renfro, Bobby Huff, Willie Huff; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2012, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 31, 2012, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Brother Henry May and Johny Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Richmond Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Greg Hendricks, Brian Hendricks, Rodney Hendricks, Justin Hendricks, Bobby Huff and Drew Hendricks. Honorary bearers will be Loyd Baker, Robert Renfro, Darrell Reece, Danny Reynolds, John Cornelison, Junior Agee and Jimmy Simpson.

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