Obituaries for July 26, 2012
Lewis Mick Richardson, 88
Lewis Mick Richardson, 88, of Barnes Mountain Road in Irvine, died Sunday, July 15, 2012, at his home following a long illness. He was born July 7, 1924, in Estill County and was the son of the late Thomas and Katie Osborne Richardson. He was a retired employee of Carhartt, Inc., and was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church #2. He had lived in Estill County all of his life. He was preceded in death by his son, Timothy Farron Richardson and an infant son; and two brothers, Robert Thomas and Kye Donald Richardson.
Survivors include his wife, Gustava Estes Richardson; a daughter, Joyce Sharon Brinegar of Estill County; four sons, Lewis Byron Richardson, Glenn Darron Richardson, James Myron Richardson and Thomas Aaron Richardson, all of Estill County; three granddaughters; a grandson; a great-granddaughter; a great-grandson; and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Beverly Arvin. Burial was at the Estes Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bruce Tipton, Brian Tipton, Asa Boone Barnes, Jake Estes, Robert Lewis Brinegar and Michael Maness.
James Foster ‘Jim’ King, 75
James Foster “Jim” King, 75, of 356 Red Lick Road, Irvine, husband of Letitia “Tish” King, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the Hospice Plus Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, after a long illness. He was born May 11, 1937, a son of the late William F. and Martha Riddell King. He was a native of Estill County, and lived there all his life. He enjoyed boating, fishing, camping, gardening, photography and drawing. He loved working on projects around his home. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve and served active duty with the 100th Division at Fort Chaffee, Ark., from 1961 to 1962 and was very proud of the time he served in the military. He was a charter member of the Estill County Jaycees and a member of the American Legion Honor Guard. He was a member of the Irvine First Christian Church. He retired from IBM in Lexington after 35 years of employment. Prior to that he drove a concrete truck for Martin Cement in Ravenna. He was preceded in death by his parents, a half-sister, Eva Chevela, and a half-brother, John King.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Letitia King; three daughters, Alicia and husband, Tom Broaddus, of Richmond, Sonja Thomas of Austin, Texas and Jena King of Lexington; a sister, Martha Martin and husband, Wayne, of Middletown; a nephew, Bill Martin and wife, Caroline, of Prospect; a niece, Susie Hadley and husband, Terry; a great nephew, John Hadley; two granddaughters, Christy Morgan and husband, Wes, of Nicholasville and Lauren Metelski and husband, Yury, of Washington, D.C.; a grandson, Josh Thomas and wife, Regina, of Austin, Texas; great-granddaughters Grace Lawrence and Maddie Lawrence, Eleanora Metelski and Fiona Metelski, Kiera Thomas; and a step-great-grandson, Ashton Johnson.
Services were held Saturday, July 21, 2012, at the Irvine First Christian Church, with Bro. Greg Humpert and Bro. Tom Henderson officiating. Burial was at the West Irvine Cemetery. Lewis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Tom Broaddus, Wes Morgan, Yury Metelski, Josh Thomas, David Powell and Gayle Powell.
Honorary pallbearers were his friends at Irvine First Christian Church, John Hadley, John Duval, E.B. and Gerry Conner, Mae Shearer, neighbors, Don Hall, John Duvall, Mike Bicknell, Jim Muncie, Russell Abney and Glenn Tyree.
Eddie Wayne Sparks, 62
Eddie Wayne Sparks, 62, of Third Street in Ravenna, died Monday, July 23, 2012, at his home following a long illness. He was born July 16, 1950, in Madison County and was the son of the late Leonard and Jessie Pitman Sparks. He was a roofer and had lived in Estill County all of his life. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Coyle Sparks; three sisters, Mary Ashcraft, Betty Jean Begley and Freida Reed; and three brothers, Tracy, Jim and Charles Reed.
Survivors include a daughter, Yvonne Moore of Estill County; two sons, Edward Sparks and Jeff Sparks, both of Estill County; a step-daughter, Brenda Schieling of Dayton, Ohio; his fiance, Charlene Slone of Estill County; two sisters, Catherine Reed of Richmond, Ind. and Bessie Caldwell of Estill County; a brother, Langley Reed of Richmond, Ind.; a grandchild, Jamie Lee Gerber; and special friend, Wayne Woolery.
Private services will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Warren F. Toler Funeral Home.
Helen Jean Kirby, 70
Helen Jean Kirby, 70, of Castle Village Drive in Brodhead, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at the Compassionate Care Center after a long illness. She was born Aug. 4, 1941, in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Lewis and Mary Shepherd Abney. She was a former employee of the Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Irvine Health and Rehabilitation Center. She enjoyed her grandchildren, flowers, Bingo, puzzles, gardening and fishing. She was a member of the Holiness faith and had lived in Estill County most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Simp Kirby; and two sisters, Nanny Murphy and Mae Abney.
Survivors include a son, Bobby Wayne Kirby and wife, Lois, of Brodhead; two brothers, Robert Abney and wife, Irene, of Union City and Dan Abney of Massachusetts; two grandchildren, Bobby Lee Kirby and wife, Casey, and Bryan Dwayne Kirby and wife, Brittany; and four great-grandchildren, Damon Lee Kirby, Hannah Kirby, Logan Kirby and Leah Kirby.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 19, 2012, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Elwood Patrick. Burial was at the Pea Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers were Michael Grace, Michael Shawn Grace, Brian Kirby, Gary Murphy, David Abney and Albert Kirby.
Irene Clark, 59
Irene Clark, 59, of Berea, formerly of Connersville, died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at the home of her mother in Connersville. She was born Jan. 22, 1953, in Oneida, the daughter of Rinda L. King Mays of Connersville and the late Lloyd R. Mays. She was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, cooking and taking care of her grandchildren. She was a member of the Big Hill Holiness Church.
In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband, David Clark; three daughters, Marinda Lewis of Irvine, Rose Conrad and Gregory of Dublin, Ind., and Jessica Robertson and Burnam Jr. of Berea; step-sons, David Christopher Clark (deceased) and Larry Clark of Irvine; eight brothers, Wendell Mays, Daniel Mays, James Mays, Bill Mays, Wilgus Mays, Gary Mays and Keith Mays, all of Connersville, and Lee Mays of Richmond; four sisters, Loumetta Murray of Connersville, Emaleen Marcum of Dublin, Ind., Ermadene Nordmeyer of Connersville and Carol Jean Gross of Connersville; and seven grandchildren, Joe Snowden, Josey Conrad, Cassidy Conrad, Hannah Clark, Bradley Clark, Ashley Clark, and Dalton Clark.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m., at Urban-Winkler Funeral Home with Rev. Donnie Wooten and Rev. Chris Webb officiating. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery. Anyone wishing to send a personal message to the family may do so by going to www.urbanwinklerfuneralhome.com.