UNION CITY —
William E. “Billy” Thomas, 85, of Union City, the husband of Nadine Million Thomas, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at his home.
Billy was born September 6, 1928, in Madison County to the late Robert C. and Lura Oldham Thomas.
He was a graduate of Central High School and a charter member of the Union City Ruritan Club. Billy was a life-long farmer and a partner in Thomas Polled Herefords. He was a member of the Union City Christian Church. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife of 67 years, Mr. Thomas, is survived by: his two sons, Ronnie M. Thomas (Earlene) and John E. Thomas (Sherry); three grandchildren, Eric Thomas (Leslie), Leah Eaton (Jim) and Lauren Cain (Tyler); six great-grandchildren, Jonathan Eaton, Parker Thomas, Will Cain, Kennedy Cain, Case Thomas and Laura Eaton; two sisters, Effie “Toots” Wells and Margaret Gatley; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2014, at the Union City Christian Church, 2473 Union City Road, with Bro. Chip Denief officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Pallbearers will be: Donnie Newman, Steve Newman, Jim Newman, Bob Shoptaw, Bill Wells, William Harris and Neil Parke.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Billy Ray Murphy, David Olds, Jim Dause, Frenus Masters, Sammy Griggs, Jimmy Allen, May Kirby, Harold Harris, Scott Parke, Jep Fortney, Cliff Winkler and Gary Thomas.
Donations in memory of Billy Thomas may be made to the Union City Christian Church Building Fund, 2473 Union City Road, Richmond, KY 40475.
The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, 328 W. Main St., is in charge of arrangements.
UNION CITY —
Ethel Lakes, 84
Mrs. Ethel Abrams Lakes, 84, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the Compassionate Care Center.
Mrs. Lakes was born June 13, 1930, in Rockcastle County to James and Delia Johnson Abrams.
She was retired from Brown & Williams Tobacco Company in Lexington. She was a faithful listener of the WLJC Gospel Broadcast and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Eudell Hardy, 102
Eudell Hardy, 102, the widow of William Henry Hardy, passed away Thursday morning, April 17, 2014, at the Berea Health Care Center.
Mrs. Hardy was born November 12, 1912, in Valley View, Kentucky. She was a homemaker, a retired seamstress and was of the Baptist faith.
Vincent Paul Dalton, 59
Vincent Paul Dalton, 59, of Richmond, passed away suddenly Wednesday, April 16, 2014, after arrival at Baptist Health Richmond.
He was born July 14, 1954, in Orange, New Jersey, to Frank and Marjorie McDowell Dalton, both of whom preceded him in death.
Frances ‛Granny’ Smith, 78
Frances “Granny” Smith, 78, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
Gary Lee Winburn, 69
Gary Lee Winburn, 69, of Richmond, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at the UK Medical Center in Lexington.
A native of Richmond, Kentucky, he was the son of Marcus and Johnetta Arch Winburn, both of whom preceded him in death. Gary had been an employee of the former Begley Drug Company and was a retired employee of Car Quest Auto Parts Store. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Richmond.
Edna Cates VanWinkle, 89,
Edna Cates VanWinkle, age 89, widow of Hobert VanWinkle, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond.
Edna was a homemaker and a member of the Owsley Fork Baptist Church.
William ‛Robert’ Renfro, 63
William “Robert” Renfro, 63, of Berea, passed from this life peacefully Sunday, April 13, 2014, in his home surrounded by his family.
Lonnie Mayes, 66
Lonnie Mayes, 66, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014.
Mr. Mayes was born in Madison County on July 29, 1947, to the late Ralph and Evelyn Kelley Mayes. He retired after 23 years as a service station manager and was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
Ada Marie (Gadd) Harris, 97
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