MADISON COUNTY —
Wilma Blanton, 71
Wilma Dunn Blanton, 71, wife of 50 years to Jack Blanton, died Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at home.
Mrs. Blanton was born September 8, 1941, in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Zack and Elsie Isaacs Dunn. She enjoyed sharing and singing as a member of Valley View Holiness Church. She also loved quilting, gardening roses and reading her Bible. Mrs. Blanton will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by: two sons, Wayne Blanton (Ladonna) and Mark Blanton (Sandra), both of Richmond; two brothers, Kevin Dunn, McKee, and Jerry Dunn (Joetta), of Richmond; four sisters, Theresa Wilson (Jeff), Deanna Warden (Johnny), Bertha Humphrey (Sonny) and Wanda Buttrey; eight grandchildren, LaQuetta Stamper, Sirena Blanton, Jack Blanton, Steven Shelton, Jennifer Harvey, Savannah Blanton, Justin Roberts, and Joseph Roberts; six great-grandchildren, Amber Blanton, Salem Schaeffer, Destiny Schaeffer, Heaven Schaeffer, Lane Harvey and Landen Shelton; son-in law Wesley Shelton, and sister-in-law Debbie Morris.
Mrs. Blanton was preceded in death by: one daughter, Joyce Ann Shelton; three brothers, Kenny Dunn, Lyndon Dunn and Lonnie Dunn; and one sister, Leola Lovitt.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Cecil Burns and Bro. Tim Lamb officiating. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Jack Blanton, Steven Shelton, Jerry Steven Dunn and Wesley Shelton. www.cpcfh.com
MADISON COUNTY —
Wilma Blanton, 71
Renae Dargavell, 41
Renae Dargavell, 41, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the UK Hospital.
She was born on January 14, 1972, to Charles Dargavell and Louise Hemingway Ritchie.
Cleveland “June” Perkins Jr., 87
Cleveland “June” Perkins Jr., 87, husband of 63 years to Ima Jean Horn Perkins, died Monday, May 20, 2013.
He was born April 25, 1926, in Madison County, Ky., the son of the late Cleveland Perkins Sr., and Lena Lowery Perkins.
Mr. Perkins was a member of the Fountain Park Church of God. He was a U.S. Army Veteran who served in WWII and served as constable in the 8th district from 1957-1961.
Betty Jean Lamb Johnson
Betty Jean Lamb Johnson, age 82, died May 18, 2013, after a long illness.
She was born on May 6, 1931, in Berea, Kentucky, and lovingly raised by her paternal grandparents, Ella and Harry Lamb. She was the daughter of the late Harrison Oswald Lamb who died when Betty was a child.
Ernest John Murray, 83
Ernest John Murray, age 83, of Berea, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at St. Joseph-Berea hospital.
He was born in New Haven, Conn., to the late Ernest Munro and Helen Rackiewicz Murray.
Mary Arlene Hatton Lange, 73
Mary Arlene Hatton Lange, 73, formerly of Richmond, widow of John Stone Lange, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013, at the St. Joseph East hospital.
Mrs. Lange was born in Winchester, Ky., on Sept. 18, 1939, to the late J.B. and Ruth Esther Black Hatton.
Jerry Ray Combs, 61
Jerry Ray Combs, age 61, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at St. Joseph Berea Hospital.
Mr. Combs, the current Madison County Sheriff, was born in Berea on June 1
Dwayne ‛Bobo’ Lainhart, 51
Dwayne “Bobo” Lainhart, 51, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013.
William ‛Eddie’ Begley
William “Eddie” Begley, of Goggins Lane, Richmond, passed away Sunday, May 19, at Baptist Health in Lexington.
Ruth Elaine Kirkpatrick Wesley, 85
Visitation for Ruth Elaine Kirkpatrick Wesley of Berea will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home.
Mabel Warren Combs, 87
Mabel Warren Combs, 87, the widow of Robert S. “Bob” Combs, passed away Friday morning, May 17, 2013 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
She was born on March 16, 1926 in Laurel County, the youngest of five children, born to the late William Albert and Nora Bowman Warren.
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