The Richmond Register

Obituaries

April 20, 2014

Ben David Prather, 91

RICHMOND — Ben David Prather, 91, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at his home.

He was born April 17, 1923, in Berea, Kentucky, to Jesse T. and Marjorie Ethel Williams Prather, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was a retired salesman for the Kerns Bakery Company and had retired from the Madison County School District, which he served as a bus driver and monitor.

Ben was a veteran of WWII, having served with the U.S. Navy in the Mediterranean, the Pacific and Japan, specializing in amphibious landings. He enjoyed annual meetings of the LSM Association (Landing Ship Medium).

A member of the First Baptist Church, Richmond, he belonged to its Fellowship Sunday School Class.

Ben was a member and past master of Richmond Lodge No. 25 F&AM for more than 50 years. He served two terms as lodge master as well as DeMolay advisor and chapter dad. Ben also was a member of Richmond’s York Rite bodies, having held chapter, council and commandery offices.

Survivors include: his wife, Delia Abney Prather; two daughters, Ethel Mae Edwards (Arnold), Sharon Kay Reams (Jerre); one son, Kenneth David Prather (Linda), all of Richmond. He also leaves: three grandchildren, April Tudor (Rodney), Crystal Keathley (Darrell) and Ryan Reams (Karen); two great-grandchildren, Brandon Tudor and Ben Tudor; one niece, Patsy Sue Richardson; and five step-grandchildren, Amelia Frazier, Emily Moulton (Harvey), Keith Edwards (Lori), Tracy Edwards and Gail Rife (Curt).

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: one brother, J.W. Prather, and one son-in-law, Gary Stidam.

Services for Ben will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Neal Prather and Bro. Bill Fort officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell with Masonic Funeral Rites at 7:30 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Reams, Rodney Tudor, Darrell Keathley, Steve Vanzant, Paul Frazier and Nathan Prather. Honorary bearers will be members of the Fellowship Sunday School Class and members of Richmond Lodge No. 25 F&AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the First Baptist Church, 425 Eastern Bypass, Richmond, KY 40475 or to one’s favorite charity.

Condolences may be expressed at www.orpfh.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • 07.27 Estes photo.jpg Mrs. Juanita Bernice Estes, 83

    Mrs. Juanita Bernice Estes, 83, of Poosey Ridge, widow of Garnett “Frog” Estes, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tom H. Rogers, 84

    Tom H. Rogers, age 84, of Jones Road in Berea, passed away Friday July 25, 2014, at The Terrace Nursing Home.

    July 26, 2014

  • Barbara Jayne Green Powell, 52

    Barbara Jayne Green Powell, 52, of Richmond, passed away, Friday, July 25, 2014, at the UK Medical Center in Lexington.

    July 26, 2014

  • William “Billy” Francis Isaacs, 65

    William “Billy” Francis Isaacs, 65, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at the Compassionate Care Center.

    July 26, 2014

  • William ‛Billy’ F. Isaacs, 65

    William “Billy” F. Isaacs, 65, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014.
    Services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, July 28, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with visitation from 11 a.m.

    July 26, 2014

  • Rufus Walker West, 91

    Rufus Walker West, 91, of Richmond, died Thursday, July 24, 2014.
    Visitation will be at from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday, July 27, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

    July 26, 2014

  • 07.25 Brandenburg.jpg Leona W. 'Granny' Brandenburg, 90

    Leona W. “Granny” Brandenburg, 90, passed away Wednesday morning, July 23, 2014, at the Compassionate Care Center.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Patrick O. Campbell, 42

    Services for Patrick O. Campbell, 42, husband of Amber Campbell and son to Mary Lee Brooks, will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at First Baptist Church, 425 Eastern Bypass, Richmond. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. at the church.

    July 24, 2014

  • 07.25 Gilbert photo.jpg Ozella Hurst Gilbert, 90

    Ozella Hurst Gilbert, 90, of Berea, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • James Harris Jr., 83

    James Harris Jr., 83, formerly of Richmond, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

    July 24, 2014

AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Should Madison County’s three local governing bodies ban smoking in indoor public places?

Yes
No
     View Results