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.
Jackie Greer Hare, 53
Jackie Greer Hare, 53, wife of Alton Hare Jr., passed on March 10, 2014.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who had a heart for helping people in need. She never met a stranger, and she loved the Lord with all her heart and soul.
Patty R. McCoy Davis, 83
Patty R. McCoy Davis, 83, of Richmond, died Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Survivors include her daughter, Faye L. Bentley, of Richmond.
Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, at Miller Memorial Gardens in Miller, Ohio.
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.
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