Huston Barger, 69, Richmond, passed away Tuesday morning, January 1, 2013, in the Compassionate Care Center of Richmond.
He was born March 9, 1943, in Saul, Ky., to the late Burley and Dorothy Barger.
Mr. Barger began his career in masonry construction with Harp Masonry Company, and later he owned and operated his own company known as Huston Barger Masonry Company starting in 1978. He worked on several projects in Madison and surrounding counties and was known to his employees as a man devoted to his work and those who worked for him. Huston had several employees whom he thought of as his “special co-workers” and friends. They are Gerald Pingleton, Tommy Minor, Jeff Blevins, Donnie Howard, Billy Warren and Tim Wilkerson.
Another group of special friends whom he enjoyed taking bike trips with or going to car shows with and who mourn his passing are Kenneth Barger, Jimmy Howard, Frank Shoop and Alan Long.
Mr. Barger is survived by a very special family: Mike and Sherry Alexander and their children, Logan and Brooke Alexander of Waco. Huston is also survived by two sons: David (Lizabeth) Lassister, Allen, Texas; Huston (Catherine) Barger Jr., Richmond; one sister, Sherrill Cornett, Fort Meyer, Fla.; one brother, Howard (Willetta) Barger, Maysville, Ky.; three grandchildren, Jennifer Lassiter, Skylar Barger, Huston Barger III (Trey); and many other cousins and dear friends.
In addition to his parents, Burley and Dorothy Barger, Huston was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Telford Barger.
In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorial contributions be given to the Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475.
Visitation with family and friends will be at the White Oak Pond Christian Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2013. The Celebration of Life Service for Huston Barger will begin at 1 p.m. A private committal service will be conducted at a later time.
Fritz and Turpin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed on the website at: www.fritzturpin.com
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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
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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
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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.
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