John David Hancock, 86, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond.
He was born Dec. 23, 1926, in Ashland, Kentucky, to George Jefferson Sr. and Celestia Mable (Dye) Hancock, both of whom preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Luella (Carpenter) Eplee Hancock.
He and his wife, Mary, owned and operated Tates Creek Market for over 30 years. He was a WWII U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had a great love for flying his airplane and spending time and working outdoors. Dave loved creating a humorous environment, making people laugh and being of service to others. He enjoyed dancing and attributed his longevity to always staying active.
Survivors include: three daughters, Karen Boardman and husband Robert of Richmond, Sharon Gaskins and husband Jeff of Niceville, Florida, and Judy Hancock of Richmond; three stepsons, Herbert Eplee Jr. and wife Susie of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Kelly Eplee and wife Susan of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Glenn Eplee of Charlotte, North Carolina; and one sister, Mary Jo Carlsen.
Also surviving are his grandchildren, Kelsey Hamilton, Jaryn Davidson, Kristen Edgins (Joey), Kari Bailey (Matt), Rachael Eplee, Annie Eplee, Christopher Eplee, Ryan Eplee, Taylor McIntyre and Jared Drum.
Funeral services for Dave will be conducted noon Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry Revel officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Robert Boardman, Jeffrey Gaskins, Herb Eplee, Kelly Eplee, Greg Warner and Nick Kendall. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Cox, Jim Gerhardt and Jesse Short.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475
Condolences may be expressed at www.orpfh.com.
Walter Leo Liebengood, 57
Walter Leo Liebengood, 57, was born December 17, 1955, in Flint, Michigan, and passed on September 26, 2013, as a result of a house fire at his log home in Richmond, Kentucky.
Walt embraced the country lifestyle donning blue jeans and a ball cap on nearly every occasion from yard work to graduations and arrived by pickup truck with his dog Buddy by his side. He believed anything could be fixed with duct tape but was a skilled carpenter and log home builder. He was kind to those in need and loved animals. Walt worked at Meijer from high school until his death and functioned as the store union steward for a time in Flint.
Ruth Elma Isaac, 89
Ruth Elma Isaac, 89, of Berea, died suddenly Sunday, March 2, 2014. She is survived by her son, Delbert Leon Isaac, of Berea.
No services were conducted. A memorial board has been set up on Facebook under Sears family for anyone who would like to leave a message.
Ida Helen Burrus, 95
Ida Helen Perkins Burrus, 95, the widow of Russell Burrus, passed away Friday evening at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond.
Arrangements are pendiong at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.
Hunter David Harris Smith, infant
Hunter David Harris Smith, 19 days old, passed away suddenly at St. Joseph Hospital in Berea.
Hunter was born in Richmond to Jermany and Melissa Winn Smith.
James Donald Willis, 76
James Donald Willis, 76, of Richmond passed away March 6, 2014, at the VA Medical Center in Lexington after a long illness.
Raymond Maurice Reams, 91
Raymond Maurice Reams, 91, departed this life Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Telford Terrace, Richmond, Kentucky.
Dennis Paul Smith, 62
Dennis Paul Smith, 62, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at his home.
He is survived locally by a nephew, Paul (Angi) Smith, and a niece, Jennifer Howard, of Berea.
Raymond M. Reams, 91
Raymond M. Reams, 91, of Richmond, husband of Gladys Goodlett Reams, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
Services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
A complete obituary will be published in Friday’s Richmond Register.
Marion Deborah (Debbie) Lynn Wethington Kirkman, 55
Marion Deborah (Debbie) Lynn Wethington Kirkman, Bushnell, Fla., passed away March 1, 2014, at the The Villages Hospice House in Leesburg, Fla.
She was born in Lexington, Ky., September 30, 1958, to the late John Arnold Wethington and Rachel Elizabeth Watkins Hager.
Gloranna ‘Ann’ Wall Short, 91
Gloranna “Ann” Wall Short, of Madison County, passed away Monday, March 3, at Christian Care Center in Lancaster.
She was born May 22, 1922, to the late Carradine and Fannie Eades Wall. She was a well-known quilter who made over 100 quilts that she gave to family members and friends. She was of the Methodist faith.
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