Lorene Sparks Adams, 93
Lorene Sparks Adams, 93, of Richmond died Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center. Born in Estill County on July 21, 1924, the daughter of the late Johnnie Sparks and Ida Mae Horn Sparks. She was Co-Owner of Adams Furniture Store. Her greatest joys in life included playing the piano, gardening, caring for her birds and especially all of her grandchildren. She was a member of Old Paris Road Church of God where she had served as pianist.
On June 14, 1941, She united in marriage to Carl T. Adams who preceded her in death on December 24, 2000.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte Faye and Mitchell Durham of Richmond; her brother, David Sparks; seven grandchildren, Lori Eve and husband, Scott, Kari Maloney and husband, Steve, Lindsey Wagner and husband, Chris, Bethany Estes and husband, Chad, Dean Adams and wife, Erika, Jimmy Adams and wife, Ashley, and Ben Durham; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two sons, Darrell Adams and Paul Adams; five brothers, George Sparks, J.D. Sparks, Raymond Sparks, Tracey Sparks, and Amos Sparks; and three sisters, Mildavine Spicer, Zella McIntosh, and Virginia Neal-Phillips.
Funeral Services were conducted Tuesday, February 6, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Jack E. Whitaker and Rev. Cournel “Butch” Payne officiating. Burial in the Richmond Cemetery. Pallbearers were Chad Estes, Ben Durham, Dean Sparks, Jeff Crockett, Barry Puckett and Mitchell Durham.
Douglas Wayne Chaney, 59
Douglas Wayne Chaney, 59, died on Wednesday, January 31, at his residence. Born August 28, 1958, he was a native of Estill County, and a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was strong in his faith, and was a member of New Heights Church in Berea. He made it known to all that God’s purpose for him was to minister to others, which he did daily. He was a true missionary.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served full-time and with the Naval Reserves for 10 years before being honorably discharged in February 1986. He was awarded the National Reserve Meritorious Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, 1st Good Conduct Award, Navy Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon, and according to him, he was also the #1 “tater peeler” on the ship. During this time, he served the following ships: Azores Naval Air Station; Naval Facility at Argentina, Newfoundland; USS Biddle, a guided missile cruiser out of Norfolk, Virginia; Jacksonville, Florida Naval Air Station; and the USS Yosemite, a destroyer tender out of Mayport, Florida. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 79, and a proud member of the Honor Guard.
He was a retired rural mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. He often would boast about never missing a day’s work, and how proud he was to serve the residents of Estill County for 29 years. He loved bluegrass music, his family and the Kentucky Wildcats.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Betty Chaney; and siblings, Doris Sears, Paul Kenny Kuykendoll, and Joyce Sasser of Hamilton, Ohio.
Survivors include his wife, Crystall Chaney; his children, Becky Crawford (Joe) of Irvine, Christopher Chaney (BJ) of Richmond, and Corey Hacker (Mary) of Mt. Vernon; and his grandchildren, Camble Crawford, Teagan Crawford, Andrew Chaney, Kyser Chaney, Ethan Martin, and Acacia Hacker; a brother, Darold Chaney of Hamilton, Ohio; and sisters, Charlotte Waldridge of Lawrenceburg, Joyce Sewell of Corbin, Janet Parrish of Frankfort, and Bonnie Sallee (Gary) of Irvine; mother-in-law, Barb Schrink (Rick) of Brodhead; and a host of nieces, nephews and special friends.
Memorial services were conducted Saturday, February 3, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Doug’s name for Memorial Day Flags distributed by the American Legion, Post 79, in Estill County. Checks for these can be mailed to: 730 Miller’s Creek Road, Irvine, Kentucky 40336. Donations may also be given to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital by visiting donors.stjude.org.
Velma Dean Powell, 71
Velma Dean Powell, 71, of Ragley, Lousiana died Tuesday, January 9, at her residence in Ragley, Lousiana. She was born on June 14, 1947 in Estill County, the daughter of the late Lonnie Nelson and Ella Kathryn Rogers Marcum.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husnad of 53 years, Gayle Powell; a brother, Orval Dale Marcum; three sisters, Lydia May Marcum Patrick, Vivian Carol Marcum Ciferri, and Marilyn Joyce Marcum Townsend; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, January 12 at the Texas Avenue Baptist Church in DeRidder with Rev. Linsey Burn officiating. Burial in the Cenral Lousiana Veterans Cemetery. The Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder, Louisana. Words of sympathy may be expressed to the Powell family at www.labbymemorial.com
Nedra Faye Sewell, 71
Nedra Faye Sewell, 71, of Old Kentucky Highway 52 in Richmond died Wednesday, January 31, at the Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a long illness. She was born March 30, 1946 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Virgil J. and Dorothy Maye Richardson Dennis. She was a former employee of Eastern Kentucky University and a member of the Sandhill Christian Church. She had lived in Richmond most of her life.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Curtis Sewell, Sr.; two daughters, Tiffany Sewell of Richmond, and Kathy (Roger) Rice of Richmond; a son, Robert Curtis (Melisa) Sewell, Jr. of Berea; a brother, Thaxton Leon (Marie) Dennis of Irvine; three grandchildren, Mackenzie Mason, Samuel Roach, and Mallory Rice; and a great grandchild, Ally Brezeale.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Amanda Carroll Sewell and Amy Michelle Sewell.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 3, at the Sandhill Christian Church by Bro. Matt Vaught and Bro. Ronald Lutes. Burial at the Amos Richardson Cemetery. The Warren F. Toler Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
James E. “Tuffy” Benton, 88
James E. “Tuffy” Benton, 88, of Richmond Road in Irvine died Saturday, February 3, at his home, following a long illness. He was born July 25, 1929, in Estill County, a son of the late Joe and Barsha Roberts Benton. He worked in the Signal Department with CSX Railroad and had lived in Estill County all his life. He was a member of the Williams Memorial Baptist Church, Friends of the Bluegrass, and the Estill County Golf Club. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy and was an avid University of Kentucky fan.
He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Ann McDole (Tony) of Bedford, Kentucky; like a son, Bill Lynch of Estill County; three sisters, Bertha Jo Newton of Madison County, Bessie Gray of Madison County, and Joyce Davis of Indiana; three brothers, Ronnie Benton of Estill County, Donnie Benton of Estill County, and Doug Benton of Estill County; four grandchildren, Beth Campbell (Steve), Katlyn Haggard, Jeremiah McDole (Michelle), and Rachel Mahoney (Jon); nine great grandchildren, Lindon, Levi, Benton, Anna Beth, Kyra Lee, Ronen, Jon, Jackson, and Haley; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two siblings, Midge Barnes and Milford Benton.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 6, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Chris Winkler officiating. Burial in the Roberts Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mark Benton, Ricky Joe Benton, Steve Honchell, Anthony Haggard, Steve Campbell, and Joe Benton. Honorary Pallbearers were Chris Lynch, Joe Yeager, Tony McDole, Larry Honchell, Mark Honchell, and Jim Benton.
Jaxon Lyle Thacker, infant
Jaxon Lyle Thacker, infant, son of Timira Lee Ann Jones and Timothy Lyle Thacker died January 22.
Survivors other than his parents include his sisters, Alexis Thacker and Madeline Thacker; his brother, Jace Thacker; his grandparents, Diana (Dilliard) Jones, and Tim (Melisa) Jones; great-grandparents, Michael and Mabellene Riddell, Ruby and Charles Thacker, and Janice and David Reynolds.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Timothy Leon Thacker and Vanessa Rene Seale.
Private services were held at Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals.
Nina Faye Bicknell Day, 78
Nina Faye Bicknell Day, 78, died on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. She was born in Estill County, on October 23, 1939, to the late Leonard and Addie Mae Richardson Bicknell. She was a homemaker and had attended the Westside Christian Church.
She is survived by one son, Terry Day (Angie); two grandchildren, Zachariah Day and Makenzie Day; two sisters, Eva Mae Ramsey and Joyce B. Webb (Anthony); six brothers, Elmer Venice Bicknell (Grethel), Earnest Lee Bicknell (Ilene), Kenneth Garrison Bicknell (Barbara), Carl Dean Bicknell (Loraine), Randoll Ray Bicknell (Penny), Gary Leslie Bicknell (Rene); and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Darrell Bicknell.
Funeral Services were held at Saturday, February 3, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Glendon Mays officiating. Burial in the Richmond Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robin Bicknell, Robbie Ramsey, Gary Lynn Bicknell, Christopher Meeks, Darrin Day, Zachariah Day, Jeremiah Duerson, and Doug Day.