Obituaries

Information about the lives of family and friends who have passed away

Loyd Sherwood Rousey

Loyd Sherwood Rousey, Age 72, passed away peacefully at sunset on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at his home in Plant City, FL.  He was born to the late Lloyd Carl and Tina Rich Rousey, May 29, 1941, in Butchertown, KY.  Sherwood (Loyd) graduated from Hustonville High School in 1959.

After a successful career as an accountant, he later owned a feed and tack store where he could continue his passion for ranching and horses.  He also loved the outdoors, fishing, racquet ball, golf, and woodworking.

Loyd is survived by his life love, Patricia Welch; five children, Richard, Jeffrey, Sean, Matthew, and Julie; four daughters-in-law; Alicia, Shari, Marcia, and Buffy; one son-in-law, Rob; fourteen grandchildren, Joseph, James, Ricky, Ashley, Joshua, David, Matt, Chris, Tyler, Travis, Lindsey, Trey, Tucker, and Alexis;  one great grandchild, Carmen; three brothers, Allen, Buddy, and Ronnie; one sister, Nina, Three sisters-in law, June, Mildred, Joan, and Barbara; and many other beloved family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Robert, Phillip, Palmer and sisters, Margaret, Anita, and Shirley.

A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Wells Memorial and Event Center in Plant City, Florida.

Douglas L. Berry

Douglas L. Berry, age 59, passed away on Thursday April 17, 2014, at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center following a short battle with cancer.  Doug was born in Stanford, KY on January 8, 1955, son of the late Fonzo and Margaret (nee:  Rousey ) Berry.  Doug was united in marriage to the love of his life Laurie I. Ziegler, on August 31, 1974, at First Baptist Church where he was a longtime member.  Along with family , he owned and operated Martinizing Dry Cleaning in Racine.  Often Doug could abe found sitting in his greenhouse, watching the Brewers.  He enjoyed playing cribbage with family and getting in heated debates with his good friend Mel.  Doug had vast knowledge and an amazing ability to fix just about anything, and he had the patience to teach his sons the same.  His lawn was maintained with great pride, and all his neighbots, friends, and family enjoyed his wonderful sense of humor.  Doug was admired for his remarkable business acumen and economic sense.  He was the type of guy who was friends with everyone in town and will be missed dearly.  Survivors include his loving wife of nearly forty years, Laurie, sons, Jason Loyd (Julie) Berry of Racine, Chad Fonzo (Justena) Berry of Nixa, MO; grandchildren, Jaleesa and Dylan Berry, Christena, Camden, and Benjamin Fonzo Berry; grand-dog, Cayman; brother Charles (Eva) Berry of Shorewood, WI; mother-in-law, Arlene Riekkoff;  father-in-law Linus Ziegler; brothers-in-law Denny (Jane) Hush, Scott (Christy) Ziegler, Tim (Cari) Hush, Todd (Dawn) Hush; childhood friend, Donnie Miller; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  In addition to his parents, Doug was also preceded in death by his bothers, Mike and Stanley and his sister, Jolene.  Funeral services were held Friday, April 25th, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church, 3117 Lathrop Ave.  with Reverend Holly Anderle officiating.  Entombment followed at West Lawn Memorial Park.

Note:  Doug was the grandson of Loyd and Tina Rich Rousey.

Harold “Tommy” Adams

Harold Thomas Adams,87, widower of Shirley Rousey Adams died Wednesday January 9, 2013.  Tommy was a member of Indian Hills Christian Church, served in the United States navy during World War II, and was manager of electric operations for Inter County RECC.  Tommy, a Fleming County native who attended the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, began his career with Inter County RECC as a draftsman. He later served as a work order account and systems manager before being named electrical operations manager for 20 years.  He retired after 39 years with the utility.  Tommy also enjoyed painting.  He painted a picture of the Old Homeplace cabin and made prints available to many.  Survivors include two daughters, Janet Adams (Danny) Watkins, of Gallatin, TN and Jane Adams (Tim) Sharp of Danville, a son, Gene (Christina) Adams of Lake Worth, FL; a daughter in law, Shelia Adams of Danville, six grandchildren, Brian (Jeri Kay) Adams, Brad (Jjo Marie) Adams, Kara Watkins (Justin) Owen, Matthew Adams, Gregory Adams and Hannah Sharp and four great grand children, Bailey Johnson, Connor Johnson, Abi Adams and Gabe Adams.  He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Michael Adams; and a grandson, Michael Aaron Adams.  Funeral services will be Saturday January 12th at 11AM.  Visitation is 4-8PM Friday the 11th.  The visitation and funeral will be held at Indian Hills Christian Church.  In lieu of Flowers, the family suggests donations to Indian Hills Christian Church Building Fund.  An online guestbook is at www.stithfuneralhome.net.

Shirley Rousey Adams

Shirley Rousey Adams, 80, of Danville died October 24th, 2012.  She was the wife of Harold “Tommy” Adams to whom she had been married for 62 years.  Born Feb. 5, 1932, in Butchertown, she was a daughter of the late Loyd Carl and Tina Rich Rousey.  Shirley was a graduate of Hustonville High School, a member of Indian Hills Christian Church for 47 years, and loved taking care of others.  She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Michael Adams, and a grandson, Michael Aaron Adams.  Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Janet Adams (Danny) Watkins of Gallatin TN, and Jane Adams (Tim) Sharp of Danville; a son, Gene (Christina) Adams of Lake Worth, FL; a daughter in law, Sheila Adams of Danville; six grandchildren, Brian (JeriKay) Adams, Brad (JoMarie) Adams, Kara Watkins (Justin) Owen, Matthew Adams, Gregory Adams, and Hannah Sharp; four great-grandchildren, Bailey Johnson, Connor Johnson, Abi Adams and Gabe Adams; a sister Nina Hatter of Junction City; and four brothers, Patrick Allen (Mildred) Rousey of Moreland, Buddy Glenn (Joan) Rousey of North Fort Myers, FL, Loyd Sherwood (Patricia) Rousey of Plant City, FL, and Ronald Wayne (Barbara) Rousey of Lexington. She was preceded in death  by sisters, Margaret Berry and Anita McMullin; and brothers Robert, Phillip and Palmer Rousey.   The funeral service was 11AM Saturday Oct. 27th at Indian Hills Christian Church.  Pallbearers were Bill Fox, Barry Rousey, Bruce Rousey, David McMulllin, Kenny Rousey, Keith Rousey, Jimmy Rousey and David Anderson.  Memorial donations are suggested to the Indian Hills Christian Church building fund.  An online guestbook is available at www.stithfuneralhome.net .

Sherry L. Ward passed August 17, 2011

Sherry L. Ward    
   
Visitation:
 
 
Friday, August 19, 2011  
6:00 PM until 8:00 PM  
Leadvale Baptist Church  
White Pine, TN  
   
Service:  
Friday, August 19, 2011  
8:00 PM  
Leadvale Baptist Church  
White Pine, TN  
     
Sherry L. Ward, age 63, of White Pine,TN passed away at her home on August 17, 2011 after a lingering illness. She was a faithful member of Leadvale Baptist Church until her sickness prevented her from attending. She is preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Melba Rousey; five brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Calvin Ward; daughters, Dawn (Dennis) Barker, Donna (Ross Jasper) Lamb, Ronda Price and Robin (Michael) Parker; the loves of her life, her grandchildren Dennis Barker, Jr., Eric Rector, Brittany Starnes, Latoshia Price, Megan Jordan, Matthew and Jacob Parker; six great-grandchildren; brothers, James Rousey of Alaska and Steve Rousey of Illinois; sisters, Barbara Meyers and Donna Rousey, both of Illinois; also several nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 8:00pm in Leadvale Baptist Church with the Rev. Charlie Harkleroad and Rev. Charles Robison officiating. Family will receive friends from 6-8:00pm prior to the service at the church. A graveside interment service will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2011 in White Pine Cemetery at 1:00pm. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to: Farrar Funeral Home, PO Box 206, White Pine, TN 37890 to help with funeral expenses.

Wanda Elaine Rousey Swanner Robinson

 
Wanda Elaine Rousey Swanner Robinson, 64, of Bloomington IL (formerly of McLean, IL) died of gallbladder cancer Monday Sept 6, 2010
at Asta Care Center, Bloomington. 
 
Wanda was born January 14, 1946, daughter of Marion Rousey and Alta Pearl Southerland.  She is survived by her children, Lane Swanner
and Jacquelyn Diane Robinson; a grandchild, Aurora Jade Hughes; sisters, Helen Hughes and Joan Reineke: one brother, Richard
Rousey and many nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Marie Sapien, Norma Gordon, Lorene Collison, Christine Ellis and two brothers,
Marion Eugene Rousey and Donald Wayne Rousey.