Thomas “Tommy” French, 57, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 26, 2013.
He was born in Madison County, Ky., on July 19, 1955, the son of the late E.B. and Charlene Laur’ant French. He was an automotive mechanic and the owner of French’s Auto Service.
Tommy will be greatly missed by his wife of 41 years, Connie Kelley French.
He leaves behind: two daughters, Sherri Michelle Buckler (Tommy) of Richmond and Shawna Faye Smith (Jerry) of Mayfield; two grandsons, Sean and Matthew Buckler; one granddaughter, Sydney Michelle Smith; his brother, Byron French of Winchester; his sister, Jane French of Richmond; his mother-in-law, O’Della Flanagan; a host of nieces and nephews, some who are special, Joe David Turner, Thomas Daniel and James David Turner; many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Johns officiating.
Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Monday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Buckler, Sean Buckler, Jerry Smith, Joe Turner, James David Turner, Tommy Turner and Lonnie Kelley Jr.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with final expenses.
John Chasteen Jr.
John Chasteen Jr., of Copper Creek, died Friday, April 18, 2014.
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
Ada Marie (Gadd) Harris, 97, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Heritage Center.
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