Raymond Farris Gibbons, 70, of Richmond, husband of Robbyn S. Gibbons, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in the VA Hospice Center, Lexington, Ky.
Raymond was born Aug. 5, 1942, to the late Prentice R. Gibbons and Mary Farris Brutscher of Boston, Ky.
Mr. Gibbons was a proud veteran of the United States Army and United States Marine Corp. He was the recipient of several Marine Corp Honors and often volunteered his service to the local and state military posts. He pursued a life of service to his country and to others. Raymond was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Eastern Star. As a proud American he gave of his time to the Devil Dogs (USMC), the Marine Corp League, the VFW, the DAV and the American Legion.
He was a volunteer of the Kentucky Rescue Association and worked with many organizations who assisted in the State Disaster Relief Program. Friends and family knew him as a man of great resilience and strength in all that he did for others. Raymond was a 32nd Degree Mason serving at the No. 338 Waco Lodge, Waco. He was also a member of the No. 340 Jeffersonville Lodge, Jeffersonville, Ind. Mr. Gibbons loved the Lord and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Richmond.
Raymond is survived by Robbyn Gibbons, his beloved wife of forty-two year’s, a daughter, Amy Blevins, Lexington; his son, Timothy Gibbons, Richmond; and grandson, Grayson Gibbons; and brother-in-law, Ron (Donna) Baker, Byrdstown, Tenn.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his identical twin brother, Laymond Farris Gibbons, and half-brother, Alden Gibbons.
Private committal services will be conducted 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville. Full military honors will be performed by the Marine Honor Guard and the American Legion Post No. 8, Man-of-War Division of Lexington.
Fritz and Turpin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting our website: www.fritzturpin.com.
Alan E. Rhodus, 69
Alan E. Rhodus, 69, of Winter Springs, Florida, formerly of Richmond, the son of Evelyn Neeley Rhodus, passed away Friday, December, 6, 2013, in Florida.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.
Danny Lee Mullins, 71
Danny Lee Mullins, 71, husband of Mary Ruth Stewart Mullins, passed away early Thursday morning, December 5, 2013, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center.
Danny was born October 22, 1942, in Floyd County, Kentucky, to the late Frank and Oma Jones Mullins.
Myrtle Hayes Alexander, 81
Myrtle Hayes Alexander, 81, of Berea, died at her residence Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Chester Rose, 88
Chester Rose, 88, of Lambert Road in Berea, passed away at his home on Friday December 6, 2013.
Chester was born in Estill County to the late James D. and Stella Woosley Rose.
He was a self-employed farmer and truck driver, a member of the Conway Baptist Church and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife, Vivan Edwards Rose; one son, Granville Rose; three brothers and two sisters.
Beulah Mae Abney, 93
Beulah Mae Abney, 93, of Berea, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at the Berea Health Care Center.
Beulah was born in Garrard County to the late Perry and Mary Elizabeth Calico Tussey.
Robert Lee Smith
Robert Lee Smith, of Paint Lick, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Robert, born in Hazard, Ky., was preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Sophia Bray Smith.
James Andrew Zabawa, 56
James Andrew Zabawa, 56, of Richmond, Ky., entered into eternity while staying at the Markey Cancer Center Hospital at UK Chandler Medical Center, Wednesday, December 4, 2013, when the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead raised his earthly body.
Darlene ‘Gia’ Cronk Quinn, 82
Darlene “Gia” Cronk Quinn, 82, of Owensboro, died Monday, December 2, 2013, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.
Laura Harrison, 70
Laura Harrison, 70, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at her home.
Charity Allene Cowan, 89
Miss Charity Allene Cowan, 89, of Richmond, passed away Monday, December 2, 2013, after arrival at Baptist Health-Richmond
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