The Richmond Register


September 17, 2013

Martha Alice Gulley Perkins, 94

MADISON COUNTY — Martha Alice Gulley Perkins, 94, the widow of Fred Perkins, passed away Monday morning, September 16, 2013, at the Terrace in Berea.

Mrs. Perkins was born on November 27, 1918, in Leroy, Illinois, the daughter of the late Earl Sr. and Lucy Mae Broaddus Gulley.

She was a homemaker, a member of the Westside Christian Church and the Bethel Ladies Aid.

She and her late husband Fred owned and operated the Perkins Grocery at Valley View, Kentucky. She was also a retired clerk for Thornberry’s Super Valu.

Survivors include: her granddaughter, Janet Humes Bucher (Gary); one brother, Earl Gulley Jr. (Nancy); two grandsons, Chris Bucher (Monica) and Burt Bucher (Abby); a niece, Kim Owens (Jerry); and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by: her daughter, Alene Perkins Humes; a sister, Christine Gulley; and a dear friend, Joe Hacker.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Matt Vaught and Bro. Mike Simpson officiating.

Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Harold Dean Rhodus, Wayne Perkins, Donald Wayne Short, Steve Rhodus, Marion Lane and Billy Ray Sams.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Kenneth Prewitt, Dale Carrier, Bill Strong and Wilbur Crowe.

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