The Richmond Register


June 28, 2013

James K. “Jim” Speller, 73

RICHMOND — James K. “Jim” Speller, 73, passed away June 27, 2013, at University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington. He was the husband of Brenda Rhodus Speller.

Jim was born September 18, 1939, in Bertie County, N.C., to the late Thomas F. and Marguerite Lawrence Speller.

He was an industrial arts teacher for the Fayette County School System. He received his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and his Rank 1 from Eastern Kentucky University. He was also a retired United States Air Force master sergeant, Vietnam veteran and member of the Anchor Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife Brenda, he is survived by: two sons, Ted (Kristi) Speller of Bloomington, Ill., Tim (Christy) Speller of Richmond, Ky.; one brother, Elton (Martha) Speller of League City, Texas; a brother-in-law, Harry (Donna) Rhodus of Lexington, Ky., and six grandchildren, Megan Speller, Ryan Speller, Stephanie Speller, Ben Morin, Sophia Speller and Reece Speller. He is also survived by nieces and nephews Kevin Speller, Karen S. Cockrill, Benjie Rhodus, Tami Rhodus and Josh Teater.

Funeral services for Jim will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2013, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Sowders and Rev. Ron Porter officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Bob Wigand, Ken Bicknell, Glenn Cox, Harry Rhodus, Reagan Taylor and Jeff Brashears. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Aubrey Spivey, Thomas Byrum, Paul Lane, Herb Kempf and Bill Tillett.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2013, at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

Flowers are welcome, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Anchor Baptist Church P.O. Box 1794, Richmond, KY 40476.

Condolences may be expressed at

Text Only
  • 07.25 Brandenburg.jpg Leona W. 'Granny' Brandenburg, 90

    Leona W. “Granny” Brandenburg, 90, passed away Wednesday morning, July 23, 2014, at the Compassionate Care Center.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Patrick O. Campbell, 42

    Services for Patrick O. Campbell, 42, husband of Amber Campbell and son to Mary Lee Brooks, will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at First Baptist Church, 425 Eastern Bypass, Richmond. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. at the church.

    July 24, 2014

  • 07.25 Gilbert photo.jpg Ozella Hurst Gilbert, 90

    Ozella Hurst Gilbert, 90, of Berea, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • James Harris Jr., 83

    James Harris Jr., 83, formerly of Richmond, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

    July 24, 2014

  • Ada Belle Powell, 91

    Ada Belle Powell, 91, widow of Wesley Allen Powell of Richmond, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, in the Kenwood Health and Rehab Center.

    July 21, 2014

  • Joyce Ann Butler Moore, 70

    Mrs. Joyce Ann Butler Moore, 70, of Gibson Lane, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, at her home.

    July 16, 2014

  • 07.17 Gross.jpg Donald C. Gross Sr., 73

    Donald C. Gross Sr., passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at his home.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07.17 FOLEY .jpg Russell Leonard Timothy ‛Tim’ Foley, 55

    Russell Leonard Timothy “Tim” Foley, 55, of Berea, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Willie Cain, 92

    Graveside services for Willie Cain, 92, who died Saturday, will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Heritage Funeral Home.

    July 16, 2014

  • Chun Ye Richardson, 68

    Chun Ye Richardson, 68, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

    July 16, 2014

AP Video
Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

What county fair attraction do you like most?

Amusement rides
Beauty pageants
Flora Hall craft exhibits
Horse shows
Livestock, poultry shows
Truck, tractor pulls
Mud, dirt races
Gospel sing
I like them all
     View Results