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Obituaries

DAVID CAMERON HOPPER, 93, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

David Cameron Hopper, 93, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at his residence. He was born in Russell Springs on August 17, 1928, a son of the late Lucy (Hammond) and Estill Hopper.

David was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge 941 of Russell Springs. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1948-1952 aboard the USS Aggerholm during the Korean Conflict. He retired from East KY Power in Winchester, KY where he worked as an electrical engineer.

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Pamela Smith Adams (John) of Lexington, KY
1 son: Gene Vance Smith (Connie) of Russell Springs, KY
1 sister: Betty Lunsford of Russell Springs, KY
1 brother: Marion Hopper (Kathy) of Apopka, FL
6 grandchildren: Dr. Allison S. Cherry (Dr. Brent), Heather Dando (John), Trevor Smith, Megan Redmon (Jason), Jonathan E. Adams, and Rebecca Carmichael (Matthew)
13 great-grandchildren
Many special nieces & nephews whom he loved very much
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Faye Smith Hopper; 3 brothers: Jarvis Hopper, Lewis Hopper, and Edwin Hopper; 3 sisters: Doris Wade, Patricia Neathery Hughes, and Martha Hopper; and an infant sibling.

Funeral Service: Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 3:30pmCT at Fairview Baptist Church in Russell Springs, KY with Rev. John Wilson and Bro. Bill Mullins officiating

Public Visitation: 1:30pm-3:30pmCT on Sunday at Fairview Baptist Church

Burial: Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors by the Russell County Honor Guard and Masonic Rites by Masonic Lodge #941

Pallbearers: Evan Cherry, Beau Cherry, Dr. Brent Cherry, Will Dando, John Dando, Jonathan Adams, Matthew Carmichael, and Jason Redmon

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Fairview Cemetery Fund.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown is in charge of the arrangements.
 

RONNIE L. STEPHENS, 71, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Ronnie L. Stephens, 71, of Russell Springs, KY, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Norton Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Russell Springs, KY on June 27, 1950, a son of the late Lillian (McQueary) and Lee Stephens.

Ronnie was a Contractor/Carpenter.

SURVIVORS: 

1 son: Wes (Jodie) Stephens of Columbia, KY

1 daughter: Donna (Jody) Hammond of Columbia, KY
1 sister: Mary Ann Gaskins of Russell Springs, KY
2 brothers: Joe Stephens of Russell Springs, KY and Roger Stephens of Columbia, KY
3 grandchildren & 1 great-grandchild

A host of nieces, nephews and other family & friends

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Stephens.

Funeral Service: Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 3:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Saturday, June 25th at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY

Burial: Russell County Memorial Gardens in Russell Springs, KY

Pallbearers: Jason Stephens, Bradley Stephens, John Edward Stephens, Jackie Grider, Joe Michael Irvin and Eric Wolford

 

H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown is in charge of the arrangements.

 

JOSEPH HAYDEN ROBERTSON, 22, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Joseph Hayden Robertson, 22, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, June 20, 2022 in Columbia, KY due to an accident while unloading an electric pole from a truck. He was born in Somerset, KY on August 19, 1999, a son of Donna (Hay) Martin of Jamestown, KY and Darris Robertson of Russell Springs, KY.
 
Joe worked as a lineman at A and C Communications. He loved going out on the lake and hanging with his friends.
 
Joe was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: R.G. and Mary Lou Robertson.
 
SURVIVORS:
His mother: Donna Martin of Jamestown, KY
His father: Darris (Christy) Robertson of Russell Springs, KY
2 sisters: Katie (Andrew) VanArsdale and Olivia Martin of Jamestown, KY
2 step-sisters: Hannah and Brylee Finn of Russell Springs, KY
Maternal grandparents: Kenneth and Judy Hay of Jamestown, KY
2 nieces: Piper Cook and Hayes VanArsdale
Aunts, uncles, & cousins
Many friends including 2 lifelong friends: Jackson Best and Dontay Taylor
 
 
Funeral Service: Friday, June 24, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Jason Walters officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Friday
 
Interment: Jamestown Cemetery 
 
Pallbearers: Jackson Best, Dontay Taylor, Chandler Bunch, Brayton Scales, Henry Bertram and Andrew VanArsdale.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
 

DALLAS RICHARD "POOCHIE" YORK, 68, COLUMBIA, KY


Dallas Richard “Poochie” York, 68, of Columbia, KY passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at T.J. Health Columbia. He was born October 10, 1953 in Adair County, KY to the late Preston Lee and Madeline Grider York.

 

Richard loved fishing, playing bingo and spending time with his grandchildren who affectionately called him “Pops”. He will be missed by all who knew him.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Roger York in 2016.
 

SURVIVORS:

His former wife & love of his life: Shirley Nash York of Columbia, KY

6 children: Melissa Dial Gullion (James), Eric Dial (Leslie), Craig Dial (Shelbey), Bill York, Bobby York, and Annita Dial (Ricky Bledsoe)

3 sisters: Ruby Burton (Albert), Carol Bryant (Joe) and Bernice Trimble

2 brothers: Marvin York (Cathy) and Randy York

25 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren

1 aunt: Elizabeth “Lizzie” York

1 uncle: Jessie “Buck” York

Several nieces, nephews, cousins & friends

 

Funeral service: Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Ronnie Dial officiating 

 

Burial: Columbia Cemetery

 

Visitation: Thursday after 10:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Pallbearers: Jordan Baker, Cameron Barnett, Bryan Kelsay II, DeCarr Matney, Chance Barnett, Richard Baldwin, Brandon Meador and Dylan Gray

 

Honorary pallbearers: Cody York, Steve Harvey, James Gullion, Eric Dial, Craig Dial and Mr. York’s grandson, JayKob Lee, who can’t be here because he is on TDY in Alaska serving his country in the U.S. Air Force. 

 

In lieu of flowers, the family request for donations to help with funeral expenses.

 

RONALD KNIGHT, 77, LOUISVILLE, KY (ADAIR COUNTY NATIVE)


Ronald Knight, 77, of Louisville, KY passed peacefully in the early morning hours of Monday, June 20, 2022. Born and raised in Adair County, KY, he was the third child born to William and Cecil Knight.


After marrying his high school sweetheart, Wanda Josephine, the two settled in Louisville in 1966. Loved by many, “Pappy Choo-Choo,” due to his 30 plus years of faithful service to the K & I Railroad and Norfolk Southern Railway as a switchman and engineer, was quick to tease (with a look of mischief in his eye) children and adults, and even quicker to help a neighbor who needed a lawn mowed or advice on fixing everything from a car engine to a leaking roof.

He played baseball for the Adair County High School, followed by a brief stint at Western Kentucky University. Later in life, he took a slower pace playing on various men’s softball teams. He never lost the competitive spirit.

SURVIVORS:

His wife of 58 years: Joey Knight

3 daughters: Ronetta (Todd) Miller, Danyale (Jason) Rich, and Kimberly (Bobby) Binder

2 bonus daughters: Karen (Ronnie) McDonough and Paula (Eric) Newman

9 grandchildren: Cayla Reed, Allie Rich, Sydney Rich, Nicki Holston, Kenneth Slayton, Kyle Newman, Ryan Newman, Gracie McDonough, and Cole Newman

2 great grandchildren: Hayden Holston, and Nolan Holston

Numerous nieces & nephews

2 sisters: Phyllis (Eddie) Fisher and Eileen Bottoms

1  brother: William (Lana) Knight, Jr.

2 sisters-in-law: Jeanette (Donald) Knight and Ruby (Danny) Lawless

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Knight and a sister, Nelda Ferguson.


Visitation: Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 11:00am-8:00pmET at the Newcomer Funeral Home - Southwest Chapel (10304 Dixie Highway, Louisville)

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 6:00pmET at the Newcomer Funeral Home

Visitation: Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 10:00am-1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in Columbia

 

Funeral Service: Saturday at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Interment: Bearwallow Cemetery

 

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

LYLE W. BUNCH, 73, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Lyle W. Bunch, 73, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, June 18, 2022 at NHC Healthcare in Glasgow, KY. He was born in Jamestown, KY on March 23, 1949, a son of the late Dorothy (Appleby) and Theodore Bunch.
 
Lyle attended  Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church and was a farmer.
 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Glen and Arvis Bunch.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 sisters: Mary Young and Joyce Adington of Jamestown, KY and Rena Buchanan of Indianapolis, IN
A host of nieces & nephews

 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Bodie Emerson officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Wednesday
 
Burial: Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY is in charge of the arrangements.
 

BRIAN JOHNSON, 47, SOMERSET, KY

 
Brian Johnson, 47, of Somerset, KY passed away Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. He was born in Somerset, KY on July 30, 1974, a son of the late Alma Rose (Collins) and Tate Johnson.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Brandon Tate Johnson.
 
SURVIVORS:
His fiancee': Rebecca Nethington of Somerset, KY
2 sisters: Rita Howard of Bardstown, KY and Evelana Flanagan of Somerset, KY
2 brothers: Gary Johnson of Payette, ID and Randy Johnson of Bethlehem, GA
Several nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Joe Sullivan officiating
 
Visitation: After 12:00pmCT on Thursday
 
Interment: Jamestown Cemetery 
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY is in charge of arrangements.

KELLY MURRELL HAMLETT, 69, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Kelly Murrell Hamlett, 69, of Columbia, KY died Monday, June 20, 2022 at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. He was born in Adair County on May 28, 1953 to the late John and Eliza Murrell Hamlett.

 

Kelly was a member of the Royville Community Church and enjoyed flea markets and trading on anything.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Susan Anderson (Keith) of Columbia, KY

5 grandchildren: Amanda Reliford, Chris Reliford (Dawn), Richie French (Nikki), Darris Anderson (Gabrielle) and Lucas Anderson

6 great-grandchildren

1 sister: Luzena Hamlett of Columbia, KY

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Rector and four siblings: Polly England, Edra Reliford, James Hamlett and Porter Hamlett.

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Wednesday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

 

In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.

 

GERTRUDE BURTON KERNS, 95, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Gertrude Burton Kerns, 95, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, June 19, 2022 at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville, KY.  She was born in Adair County on May 5, 1927 to the late Owen and Eller Jane Burton. 

 

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Barney Kerns.

 

Mrs. Kerns was of the Nazarene faith and was a former employee of Osh Kosh.

 

SURVIVORS:

Several family and friends including her brother-in-law & caregivers, Paul Kerns & his wife Holly of Russell Springs, KY

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Smith officiating

 

Burial: Free Union Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Tuesday

 

Pallbearers: Steve Kerns, Dwight Kerns, Jeff Kerns, Justin Kerns, Fred Kerns and Tony Kerr.

 

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

CORINE BELL, 88, COLUMBIA, KY


Corine Bell, 88, of Columbia, KY passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Corine was born December 15, 1933 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late William and Mary Turner Wooldridge.

 

She was retired from Osh Kosh B’Gosh, was of the Christian faith, and loved reading and quilting.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Bell; 3 children: Barbara Lynn Bell, Lonnie Bell and Larry Bell; 4 sisters: Rosemary Loy, Dolly Smith, Rilda Smith and Wanda Helm; and one brother, William Wooldridge.

 

SURVIVOR

5 sons: David Bell (Paula) of Glasgow, KY, Mike Bell of Columbia, KY, Ronnie Bell (Charlene) of Columbia, KY,  Jimmy Bell (Sandra) of Glens Fork, KY and Kenneth Bell of Columbia, KY

4 daughters: Linda Forbis of Columbia, KY, Jo Ann Steinhilber of Glens Fork, KY, Sandy Coomer (Johnny Morgan) of Columbia, KY and Marie Tupman (John) of Columbia, KY

1 sister-in-law: Pauline Parson of Gradyville, KY

24 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild and 1 expectant great-great-grandchild

A  host of other relatives and friends

 

Funeral service: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY

 

Burial: A B Turner Cemetery at Chance, KY

 

Visitation: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 after 5 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home and on Wednesday from 8 A.M. until service time at 11 A.M. at the church

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

SUSAN LYNN WEBSTER HOOTEN, 44, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

Susan Lynn Webster Hooten, 44, of Campbellsville, KY passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at her home. Susan was born on July 14, 1977 to the late Dawson Webster and Clarice Jean Franklin.
 

She was a former employee of the Green River Animal Shelter and was a member of Point Pleasant Lighthouse Baptist Church.


SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Bruce Hooten of Campbellsville, KY

1 daughter: Destiny Nicole Lawless & husband Daniel of Columbia, KY

1 sister: Patti Branham & husband Jimmy of Columbia, KY

1 half-brother: Terry Wayne Wilson & wife Vanda of Campbellsville, KY

2 half-sisters: Frances Webster of Louisville, KY and Sandra Hilger of Campbellsville, KY

4 grandchildren: Avery Lawless, Kyler Lawless, Ella Woolbright, & Addie Woolbright

A host of other relatives and friends

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY

 

Burial: Clifton General Baptist Church Cemetery in Allen County, KY

 

Visitation: Monday, June 20, 2022 from 5:00pm-9:00pmCT and Tuesday morning after 7:00amCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home


Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

LOWANNA STEPHENS TOMPKINS, 80, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Lowanna Stephens Tompkins, 80, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Friday, June 17, 2022 at her home. She was born August 25, 1941 in Russell County, a daughter of the late Edgar “Shorty” and Luda Johnson Stephens.
 

Lowanna was a homemaker. She enjoyed working in her flowers and babysitting her grandbabies when they were young. Lowanna loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She lived her life each day as a testimony for Christ, that will remain in the hearts of her family and friends. 


SURVIVORS:

2 daughters: Myra (Christopher) Ford and Katisha (Dewayne) Wilson both of Russell Springs

2 granddaughters: Anna Ford and Abigail Ford both of Russell Springs

1 sister: Judy (Kenneth) Hay of Jamestown
 

In addition to her parents, Lowanna was preceded in death by three infant siblings. 

 

Graveside service: Will be held privately on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Parks Ridge Cemetery with Bro. Ronnie Ford officiating

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations of sympathy be made to the charity of one’s choice. 

 

Lowanna’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

LARRY "STONEY" STONE, 57, COBURG, KY

 

Larry “Stoney” Stone, 57, of Coburg, KY died Friday, June 17, 2022 at his home. He was born July 28, 1964 to the late Willard Stone and Barbara Hatcher.

 

Larry worked at Anthony’s Auto Sales.

 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers, Anthony Reece, Ricky Murray, George Robert Turner and Jerry Wayne Stone.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Deven Stone of Coburg, KY

1 aunt: Joyce Biggs

Special Dog: Turbo

A host of other relatives & friends

 

Funeral service: Monday, June 20, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY

 

Burial: Cane Valley Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Monday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

JAMES BALLENGER TARTER, 92, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
James Ballenger Tarter, 92, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, KY. He was born February 22, 1930 at Wolf Creek, KY (Meade County) to the late Della Dunbar Tarter and C.V. Tarter.
 
James was a farmer.
 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 5 siblings: Signa Smith, Roger, Eugene, Adelma, and Helen Tarter.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife of 67 years: Shirley Temple Roy Tarter of Russell Springs, KY
2 daughters: Barbara Gale Tarter Smith (Wayne Lynch) and Rhonda Kay Shirley Morris, both of Russell Springs, KY
1 son: Ronald G. Tarter (Patty) of Russell Springs, KY
2 grandchildren: Jason (Dolly), Brian Shirley (Amy) 
4 great-grandchildren: Chris Smith, Joshua Smith, Justin Shirley (& fiancé Natalie Rogers), and Chasity Shirley
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 4:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Troy Coffey and Bro. Jeff Kerns officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Wilson Funeral Home
 
Interment: Coffey’s Chapel Community Church Cemetery in Eli, KY
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Coffey's Chapel Community Church in Eli and can be made at the funeral home or to the church cemetery fund secretary, Rhonda Morris.
 
Pallbearers: John Shaffer, Brandon Russell, Marty Kazsuk, Michael Pierce, Preston Richardson and Joe Branscum
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Members of Eli Volunteer Fire Department
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

MARY ELLEN LEE, 90, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Mary Ellen Lee, 90, of Columbia, KY died June 14, 2022 at Liberty Care Center in Liberty, KY. She was born in Creelsboro, KY on November 23, 1931 to the late Cameron and Nellie Garner Mann. 

 

Mrs. Lee was a member of the Columbia Church of Christ and enjoyed quilting, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Edward Lee; a son, Dale Lee; and 5 siblings: Elizabeth Mann, Ruby Back, Ernest Mann, Jewell Mann and Edward Mann.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Doug Lee of Columbia, KY

4 grandchildren: Emily Billingsley (Jonathan), Cortney Edwards (Stephen), Lacey Rooks (Eric) and Cameron Lee all of Columbia, KY

7 great-grandchildren: Madison and Brenton Billingsley, Caleb, Katie, Maddux and Jake Edwards and Macy Rooks

3 siblings: Ruth Bledsoe of Jamestown, KY, Margaret Reeder of Russell Springs, KY and Robert Mann (Linda) of Russell Springs, KY

Several nieces & nephews

 

Funeral service: Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Tanksley officiating 

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: Friday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Saturday morning until time for the service

 

Pallbearers: Jonathan Billingsley, Stephen Edwards, Eric Rooks, Cameron Lee, Caleb Edwards, Brenton Billingsley, Adam Grant and Doug Lee.

 

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

DAVID RUSSELL "POPPY" BERNARD, 80, PAINTSVILLE, KY (FORMERLY OF RUSSELL COUNTY)

 
David Russell “Poppy” Bernard, 80, of Paintsville, KY (formerly of Russell County), passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Appalachian Regional Hospital of Paintsville. He was born on October 11, 1941 in Russell Springs, the son of the late Jesse and Crella Jane Wilson Bernard.  
 
David was an electrician for most of his working career. From 1981-1986 he served as Russell County Jailer. He and his family lived in Indiana for many years, where he was a volunteer firefighter. No matter where he lived, his heart was always in Russell County. David was the problem solver of the family; he was a “jack-of-all-trades” and could figure out how to do anything he put his mind to. In his younger years, he could’ve been a YouTube sensation. He was always involved in Little League when his kids played and enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their sporting activities. David loved watching Fox News. He has a great love of fishing, especially blue gill. Dale Hollow was his home away from home anytime he could go and when he had nothing to do, he would love to mow grass on his riding mower. David never met a stranger and loved to “pick” at people; his family might say if he wasn’t picking at you, he wasn’t happy.
 
Along with his parents, David was preceded in death by one son, Jesse Leslie Bernard; 5 brothers: Robert Bernard, Joseph Bernard, Jim Bernard, Charlie Bernard and Leonard Bernard; 4 sisters: Juanita Wells, Myrtie Edmonds, Henrietta Wright and Lela Jett; and a son-in-law, Phillip Blankenship.
 
SURVIVORS: 
His wife of over 64 years: Martha Ann Bernard
3 sons: Paul David Bernard (Sandra) of Mascoutah, Illinois, Michael Lewis Bernard (Theda) of Crestview, Florida and Jeffrey Lynn Bernard of Jamestown, KY
1 daughter: June Alice Blankenship of Paintsville, KY
1 brother: William Paul Bernard (Arlene) of Russell Springs, KY
1 sister: Elizabeth Flanagan, of Jamestown, KY
14 grandchildren: Jesse Leslie Bernard, II, Stacey Lynn York, Tiffany Ann Antle, David Ashley Bernard, Paul Anthony Bernard, Rebecca Ann Wiggins, Tara Shay Gifford, Ashley Michelle Harris, Katherine Ann Wright, Michael Lewis Bernard, II, James Ray Blankenship, Noah Thomas Blankenship, Richard Tyler Bernard and Kayla Robin Bernard
24 great-grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 11:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Bodie Emerson officiating
 
Burial: Lucenda Cemetery
 
Visitation: Friday, June 17, 2022 from 6:00pm-8:00pmCT and after 8:00amCT on Saturday at Bernard Funeral Home 
 
Pallbearers: Poppy’s grandchildren 
Arrangements for David Russell “Poppy” Bernard are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfunerahome.com.
 

NATHAN GILES, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Nathan Giles, 85, of Columbia, KY passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. He was born on December 10, 1936 in Adair County, KY to the late Vence and Purney Giles.

 

Nathan was a longtime construction worker and member of Columbia Christian Church.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Ann Giles and two children: Joey Giles and Jill Giles.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 step-sons: Paul Bryant of Russell Springs, KY Doug Bryant of Columbia, KY and Jeffery Bryant of Liberty, KY

3 step-daughters: Carol Spears(Danny) of Liberty, KY Patty Sullivan of Danville, IN and Valerie Taylor of Louisville, KY

1 Aunt: Bernice Schnoerr of Florida

12 grandchildren & a host of great-grandchildren

Many other relatives & friends 

 

Nathan requested cremation and there will be no public service

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

CLARENCE ELVIN GEORGE, 82, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Clarence Elvin George, 82, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, June 13, 2022 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown, KY. He was born on  March 16, 1940 in Russell Springs, KY, a son of the late Lilburn George and Bertha Guffey George.
 
Clarence was an auto body repairman. 
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda George and a son, Mark George.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Jennifer Neal of Georgetown, KY and Patricia Walls of Edmonton, KY
2 sons: Jimmy George and Brian George, both of Russell Springs, KY
8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren & 3 step-grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: There will be a short devotional and prayer on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 4:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Phillip Miller officiating.
 
Visitation: After 2:00pmCT on Wednesday 
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

NELLIE KARNES, 95, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Nellie Karnes, 95, of Columbia, KY passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022 at the UK Bluegrass Hospice Care Center in Lexington, KY. Nellie was born on September 11, 1926 in Adair County, KY to the late Bob and Edith (Watson) Watson. 

 

She was a member of Plum Point Baptist Church and a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom.  

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Winfrey Karnes; one brother, Raymond Watson; one sister, Maxine Allred; one-step brother, Coy Watson; and one step-sister, Ethel Robertson

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Linda Pendleton of Columbia, KY

1 grandchild: Tracy Jones of Columbia, KY

2 great-grandchildren: Courtney Green and Britteny Green

A host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY

 

Burial: Mt. Carmel Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Wednesday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

DAVID MORRIS YATES, 74, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
David Morris Yates, 74, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, June 12, 2022 at his residence. He was born on July 4, 1947 in Louisville, KY, the son of the late Gladys Gorsick Yates.
 
David was retired from Bruss North America in Russell Springs, a Veteran of the US Air Force, and a member of Royville Friendship Church. 
 
Besides his mother, he was preceded in death by 3 sisters: Rita Ernspiker, Marie Paul and Anita Dobson and by a granddaughter, Kinley Browning. 
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Linda Yates of Russell Springs, KY
1 daughter: Angela Huckelby (Kevin) of Russell Springs, KY
2 sons: Chris Yates (Leslie) and Matthew Yates, both of Russell Springs, KY
3 brothers: Johnny Yates of Sebring, FL, James Yates of Knoxville, TN and Earl Junior Yates of Shepherdsville, KY
8 grandchildren: Jacob Yates, Braxton Browning, Ryan Yates, Hannah Yates, Nathaniel Huckelby, Ethan Birge, Elliott Birge and Autumn Huckelby 
3 great-grandchildren: Damien Browning, Bella Yates and Payeton Bell
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 10:00amCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Carter Stewart officiating
 
Visitation: From 5:00pm-9:00pmCT on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at Wilson Funeral Home
 
Interment: Mill Springs National Cemetery, 9044 West Highway 80, Nancy, KY
 
Pallbearers: Ryan Yates, Nathan Huckelby, Ethan Birge, Elliott Birge, Autumn Huckelby and Scott Paul. 
 
Honorary pallbearers: Damien Browning, Bella Yates, Payeton Bell, Jacob Yates, Braxton Browning and Greg May.
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

DONALD LEE PATTON, 71, ADAIR COUNTY, KY

 
Donald Lee Patton, 71, of the Pellyton community of Adair County, KY died Sunday, June 12, 2022 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, KY. He was born in Dunnville, KY on August 20, 1950 to the late John Welby and Frances Maxine Sallee Patton.  
 
Mr. Patton was an employee of Tarter Gate Company for over 40 years and he enjoyed collecting all types of model cars. He also enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and spending time with family and friends.
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Etta Elaine Wilkerson Patton and 2 sisters: Merilene Coffman and Geraldine Asberry. 
 
SURVIVORS: 
3 sons: Bryan Jacky Taylor (Lisa) of Columbia, KY, Byron Joe Taylor (Valerie) of Russell Springs, KY and Christopher Lee Patton of Pellyton, KY
5 grandchildren: Ashley, Jaclyn, Brittney, Natalie and Lindsey Taylor 
7 great-grandchildren
His special extended family: Stephen, Deidre and Andrew Freitas
3 siblings: Johnny Patton (Judy) of Dunnville, KY, Imogene Hiter (Donnie) of Athens, AL and Jim Patton (Faye) of Liberty, KY
Several nieces and nephews
 
Funeral Service: Friday, June 17, 2022 at 12:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Patton and Bro. Billy Hewitt officiating 
 
Burial: Pellyton Cemetery
 
Visitation: Thursday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and on Friday morning until time for the service 
 
Pallbearers: Billy Hewitt, Dennis Wilkerson, Gordon Wilkerson, Stephen Freitas, J.D. Green, Mose Miller, Jr. and Karter Young.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

NEOMIE JASPER, 96, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Neomie Jasper, 96, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, June 12, 2022 at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Jamestown. She was born March 14, 1926, a daughter of the late Dora and Ina Coffey Wilson.  
 
Neomie quit school after second grade to work, doing her part in helping provide for a large family of thirteen. At the age of 18, she wed Cecil Jasper on August 24, 1944. They were married for 49 years and raised 5 children together before Cecil’s passing in 1996. Neomie enjoyed sewing, especially piecing together quilt tops, and raising a garden. She was a member of the Main Street Church of God. Neomie was a person who always stayed busy throughout her life and never failed to keep an “exceptionally” clean house for as long as she was able to do so.
 
In addition to her parents and husband, Neomie was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Miller, and nine brothers.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 sons: Daryl Jasper of Russell Springs, KY, Harold Jasper (Sherrie) of Somerset, KY and Jeff Jasper (Cindy) of Russell Springs, KY
1 daughter: Janet Humble (Calvin) of Russell Springs, KY
1 sister: Lacona Plank of Russell Springs, KY
5 grandchildren: Ricky Humble (Eve), Tiana Kelley (Reagan), Stacey Clark (Rob), and Masen Jasper all of Russell Springs, KY and Micah Jasper of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 great-grandchildren & one great-great-grandchild
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 11:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Smith officiating
 
Burial: Russell Springs City Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 9:00amCT on Wednesday
 
Funeral arrangements for Neomie Jasper are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

FRED JAMES BROWN, 88, JAMESTOWN, KY (FORMERLY OF COLUMBIA, KY)

 

Fred James Brown, 88, formerly of Columbia, KY, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at his home in Jamestown, KY after a long illness. He was born on April 16, 1934 in the Millerfield Community to George Alvin and Willa Belle Shepherd Brown.

 

As a young man he served in the US Army. Upon returning from the Army, he attended Lindsey Wilson College. He went on to work for General Telephone of KY and retired with over 28 years of service.

 

At age 28 he married his wife of 59 years, Betty Bruton Brown, Together they served in many areas of Christian ministry. They were very active in their home church, Trinity United Methodist Church. Fred taught an adult Sunday School class for many years and Betty acted as his support. They were also active in the choir. They loved their church and served in many more roles during their years there. They were very active in the Gideon Organization and Uganda Counseling and Support Services. They were true servants of Christ.

 

In addition to his parents and wife (Betty Bruton Brown), he was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Emerson and a brother, Buster Brown. 

 

SURVIVORS:

2 daughters: Beth Ann Johnson (Rodney) and Shelley Smith (Jonathan) both of Jamestown, KY

4 grandchildren: Macey Johnson Gosser (Dustin), Morgan Johnson, Colby Smith, and Jackson Smith

1 sister-in-law: Nelda Bruton Dockins

4 loving & devoted caregivers: Faye Cook, Adalene Cochran, Brenda Hernandez, and Diana Reece

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Rev. William Davenport officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery with full military honors by VFW Post 6097

 

Visitation: Tuesday from 10:00am-2:00pmCT at Stott-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Pallbearers: Sammy Blair, Charles Cole, Steve McKinney, Rick Wilson, Wes Irvin and Louis McQueary.

 

Please send memorial donations to Gideon's International or Hospice of Lake Cumberland at 100 Parkway Dr. Somerset, KY 42503.

 

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

WILLIAM GENE "BILLY" SPOON, 75, COLUMBIA, KY

 
William Gene “Billy” Spoon, 75, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Lexington VA Hospital in Lexington, KY. He was born in Columbia, KY on February 1, 1947 to the late Lida Mae Spoon Judd.
 
Billy attended the United House of Prayer Church and enjoyed watching UK basketball and spending time with family and friends.
 
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a son, Dwight Morgan and 2 brothers: James Judd and Ray Spoon. 
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Delores Spoon of Columbia, KY
1 son: Ronnie James Morgan of Columbia, KY
5 grandchildren: Chayton Morgan, Veronica Morgan, Jasmine Morgan, Curtis Bell and Nicole Burton 
Several nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 3:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Don Taylor officiating
 
Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery with full military honors by VFW Post 6097
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Wednesday at the funeral home
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home. 
 

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