Betty Mae Howard, 76, of Richmond, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in her home.
She was born May 22, 1936, in Richmond, to the late Raymond and Arzelia Clines Sowers.
She was a retired cook having worked at the Madison County Detention Center and for McDonalds. Betty was a member of Linden Street Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and she enjoyed cookouts and any type of family gathering.
Betty was the widow of Lewis Howard and James King, and in addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce King; two sisters, Bert Montgomery and Jewell Eddington and two brothers, Vernon and Richard C. Sowers.
She is survived by one daughter, Faye Winkler; three brothers Stant, Johnny and Floyd Sowers.
She also leaves six grandchildren, Keith Trickler (Rhonda), Shawna Boggs (Kevin), Jason Trickler, Stacey Isaacs (Grant), Heather Winkler and Casandra Trickler; 10 great-grandchildren, Alisha, Aaron, Tiffany, Brittany, Adam, Destinee, Tyler, Andrea, Hunter and Kellie; one special great-great-grandchild Noah Lewis Trickler, special friends, Sandy Fish and Lonnie “Pee Wee” Ward, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Pastors Michael Barnes and Greg King officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Bowen, Raymond Sowers, Vernon Lee Sowers, Stevie Sowers, David Sowers and Grant Isaacs. Honorary bearers will be Doug Thomas, Stevie King, Frankie King, Mike Moody, Dalton Moody and Lee Rhodus.
To express condolences, please visit our website 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
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James Donald Willis, 76
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Raymond Maurice Reams, 91
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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
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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
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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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