Obituaries

JOYCE BROWN, 82, JAMESTOWN

 
Joyce Brown, 82, Jamestown, KY passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Russell County Hospital. Joyce was born in Jamestown, KY on April 13, 1936 a daughter of the late Pearl (Brumley) and Buck Johnson.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 Daughter: Darlene Bolin
1 Sister: Reba Brumley
2 grandchildren: Casey Tucker, Cassie Brown
2 great grandchildren: Liliana Brown & Alex Tucker
 
She is preceded in death by her parents, son Bobby Brown, brother Murell Johnson,three sisters Clora Elmore, Irene Hall and Eva Brown.
 
The family chose care and cremation. A service will be held at a later date. 
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

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LEW EDWARDS, 74, GREENSBURG

 
Lew Edwards, 74 of Greensburg, KY passed away Monday, January 14, 2019 at Norton's Pavilion in Louisville.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Mary Lou Edwards of Greensburg
1 son: Erik Edwards of Greensburg, and his fiancé, Jill Byrne of Campbellsville
1 daughter and son-in-law: Kasey Leigh and Blake Gordon of Greensburg
4 grandchildren: Zane Edwards and his girlfriend, Ashley Haines of Greensburg, Bileigh and Chris Martel of Greensburg, Sami Jo and Hunter Britt of Auburn, and Jackson Edwards of Greensburg
6 great-grandchildren: Emerson Martel, Jovi Rose Martel, Abram Edwards, Everly Edwards, Braden Martel, and Jake Martell
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Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M., Central Time, Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home 
 
Burial: Liletown Cemetery
 
Visitation: 2 P.M. until 8 P.M., Central Time, Wednesday at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7 A.M., Thursday until time of the funeral service
 
Memorials are suggested to Hosparus Health of Louisville or Hosparus of Green River, which can be made at the funeral home.
 

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RUSSELL BYRD, 91, DUNNVILLE

 

Russell Lee Byrd, 91, of Dunnville, KY passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Russell County Hospital. Born on May 8, 1927, in Casey County, KY, he was a son of the late John H. and Edith Harris Byrd. Russell

 

Russell was a retired mechanic and dozer driver. He enjoyed working on lawn mowers and chainsaws. He was an all-around good and hardworking man.

 

SURVIVORS: 1 son, Darrell Byrd of Windsor; 1 step-daughter, Louise Roy of Liberty; 1 grandson, Anthony Craig (and Julia) Byrd of Russell Springs; 3 great-grandchildren, Megan Byrd, Brandon Byrd and Bradley Byrd; 3 step-grandchildren, Tonya Roy, Timothy Roy and Mark Roy.

 

In addition to his parents, Russell is preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Byrd; a great-granddaughter, Kendra Byrd; a sister, Hester Goode; five brothers, Artis Byrd, Ernest Byrd, Wayne Byrd, Arnold Byrd and Chester Byrd.

 

Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 910 Full Gospel Church with Bro. Casey Davis officiating

 

Burial: 910 Full Gospel Cemetery

 

The family will receive friends from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 910 Full Gospel Church.

 

Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.

 

 

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GRADITH STEPHENS, 85, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Gradith Dwight Stephens, 85, of Russell Springs, KY died Sunday, December 23, 2018 while in the Phillipines. He was born August 20, 1933 in Russell County to the late Ottis G. & Ruth Bennett Stephens.
 
He was a Veteran of US Navy and a Real Estate Broker.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Stephens and 2 sisters, Wilma Dean and Joyce Faye.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Joy Stephens, Russell Springs
3 children: Tonya (Bob) Capra, Chicago, ILL; Jarita Stephens, Louisville, Ky; Richie (Mitzi) Stephens, Russell Springs
3 grandchildren: Sarah Capra, Kristen & Kayla Stephens
1 brother: Kennith (Darlene) Stephens, Russell Springs
 
Funeral Service: 11:00amCT (12:00pmET) on Friday, January 18, 2019 at the Mill Springs National Cemetery with Bro. Ryan Coffey officiating & full military honors by the Russell County Honor Guard
 
There will be a family gathering from 4:00pm-7:00pmCT on Friday at the Russell Springs First Baptist Church.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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IMOGENE PARSON, 89, GREENSBURG

 
Imogene Paxton Parson, 89, of Greensburg, KY passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the Green Hill Manor Nursing and Rehab Center in Greensburg.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter & son-in-law: Connie & Mike Judd of Greensburg
1 son & daughter-in-law: William "Billy" & Liz Parson of Greensburg
2 brothers & a sister-in-law: Russell Paxton and Rex & Patsy Kay Paxton, all of Greensburg
2 grandchildren: Lindsey (Keith) Scarborough of Auburn; Andrew (Jade) Parson of Greensburg
4 great-grandchildren: Taylor Gage Judd of Greensburg, Carly Elizabeth Scarborough, Emma Ruth Scarborough, and Ellie Grace Scarborough, all of Auburn.
 
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Funeral Service: 1:00pmCT, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at the Greensburg United Methodist Church
 
Burial: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
 
Visitation: 4:30pm-7:00pmCT, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home; Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 7:00am-9:00amCT at the funeral home; after 10:00amCT on Wednesday at the church 
 
Memorials are suggested to the Gideon Bible Fund or the Greensburg United Methodist Church Building Fund, which can be made at the funeral home or the church.
 

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ROLLIN MCGAHA, 81, COLUMBIA

 

Rollin McGaha, 81, of Barnett’s Creek Road, Columbia, KY passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Liberty Care and Rehabilitation Center. Born October 25, 1937, in Adair County, KY, he was a son of the late Etha Herbert and Nannie Tedder McGaha. 

 

Rollin was a farmer and a member of New Hope Separate Baptist Church.

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife: Zella Beaty McGaha of Columbia, KY

1 brother-in-law: Carlis (Fern) Beaty of Daleville, Indiana

A host of cousins

 

In addition to his parents, Rollin was preceded in death by a brother, Randall D. McGaha.

 

Funeral Service: 12:00pmET on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home in LIberty, KY with Brother David Coffey officiating

 

Burial: Barnett’s Creek Cemetery

 

Visitation: 10:30am-12:00pmET on Tuesday at the funeral home

 

Rollin’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with an online guestbook available at www.mckinneybrown.com.

 

 

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PHILIP HOLMES, 73, COLUMBIA

 
Philip R. Holmes, 73, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 7:15 A.M. at Providence Pine Meadows in Lexington. He was born November 1, 1945 in Adair County, KY to the late Russell and Manette Smith Holmes.  
 
Philip served in the U.S. Navy was a Licensed Real Estate Agent.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Geneva Downey Holmes of Columbia
1 sister: oyce (Sovel) Stephens of Russell Springs
1 uncle: Sam Bingham Holmes of Columbia
Several nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends
 
Philip requested cremation and the family would like for everyone to join them in remembering and celebrating his life on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
 
Philip also requested no flowers be sent, but donations of Gideon Bibles or the donor’s favorite charity.  These may be made at the funeral home.
 
There will be no visitation prior to the service
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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MELVIN HALL, 95, SOMERSET

 
Melvin Christopher "Mutt" Hall, 95, of Somerset, KY passed from this life on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the Hospice of Lake Cumberland, Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset after a brief illness. He was born on August 19, 1923 in Somerset, Kentucky, Son of the late Robert J. Hall and Zona Tomlinson Hall. 
 
Melvin was a retired Carman for the Southern Railroad in Danville, KY after a number of years of dedicated service. He took great pride in his service to his country in the United States Army Air Corps as a Staff Sergeant; He was a decorated World War II Veteran. Melvin was of the Pentecostal faith and member of the old Church of God of Prophesy. He was a Lifetime member of the NRA and had a genuine passion for guns, including loading, reloading and shooting and was an Expert Marksman. Melvin was talented in woodworking and carpentry. He worked in the old Ferguson shop and handmade foot lockers, many of these were sold to the government for distribution. In his leisure-time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family, friends and especially his grandchildren. Melvin was a loving, kind and generous man that was always willing to help others. He was a dedicated husband, father and family man and will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him.
 
Besides his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife of 34 years and mother of his children; Nancy Catherine Swartz Hall who passed away in 1980, his brothers; Chester Hall, Robert Hall, Donald Hall and Charles Hall, and sisters; Lorena Sluder and Martha Land.
 
SURVIVORS: wife; Leta Grace Bertram Hall, whom he married in 1988 in Jamestown, Kentucky, his sons; Robert Lee (Susan) Hall of Somerset, Kentucky, and James Melvin (Phyllis) Hall of Nancy, Kentucky, daughters; Onalee Arredondo of Dearborn, Michigan, Linda Marie Trimble of Frankfort, Kentucky, Joyce Ann (Jerry) Burnett of Somerset, Kentucky, a sister; Nell Smith of Lexington, Kentucky, grandchildren; David J. Hall, Kathleen Hall Ali, Melissa Johnstone, Terra Hutcherson, Michael Trimble, Anthony Trimble, Chris Burnett, Catherine Carrier, Carey Kepford, Marjorie Smith, Dennis Wettstein, Jon Hall, Alisha Thompson and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
 
Visitation: 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Monday, January 14, 2019 in the Chapel of Somerset Undertaking Company and Crematory 
 
Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in the Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Burnett and Bro. Emmett Lanham and Pat Brinson officiating
 
Interment: Mill Springs National Cemetery with full military honors presented by American Legion Post #38.
 
Pallbearers: Jon Hall, Anthony Trimble, Michael Trimble, Jonathan Burnett, Hobert Henderson, Ethan Grubb, Michael Robert Grubb, Nicholas Carrier, Edgar Johnstone and Chris Burnett.  
 

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EVA RAE WILSON, 103, RUSSELL CO.

 
Eva Rae Wilson, 103, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the Somerwoods Nursing and Rehab in Somerset, KY. She was born September 4, 1915 in Russell County, KY to the late Finley & Quintilla Brown Wilson.
 
She was a retired secretary for General Electric. Eva Rae would travel to the different rooms in the nursing home and sing for the other residents and staff. She played the piano and the pipe organ when she was younger.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters: Ruth Foley & Jewel Burton; 1 brother: Byron Wilson; 3 nieces: Nancy Hines, Myrna Potts & Rayna Bowman.
 
SURVIVORS
1 niece: Annette Godby, Kings Mill, Ohio
2 nephews: Mack Burton & Phillip Burton, both of Russell Springs, KY
Several great nieces & nephews 
 
Funeral Service: 11:00amCT, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 with Bro. Phillip Miller officiating
 
Visitation: 10:00-11:00amCT on Wednesday
 
Interment: Clear Springs Cemetery
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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DENZIL STEPHENS, 80, YOSEMITE

 
Denzil R. Stephens, 80, of Yosemite, KY passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019 at Casey County Hospital. He was born in Russell Springs, KY on September 9, 1938 a son of the late Bessie(Stephens) and Ores Stephens.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers: Athel, Eddie, Danny & Lonnie Stephens, and by 1 sister: Yvonne Qualls.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 Daughter: Lisa Cook, Indiana
A host of nieces, nephews, and cousins as well as many friends
 
Graveside Service: Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Cemetery in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Tony Stephens officiating. 
 
H.E. Prutt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

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JOHN GREIB, JR, 62, EUBANK

 
John Richard Grieb, Jr., 62, of Eubank, KY passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Morris Center in Florida. He was born on Friday September 28, 1956 in Lockhaven, PA Son of the late Martha Jean Bowers, and John Richard Grieb, Sr.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Kathleen Grieb, Eubank, KY
1 Daughter: Lisa Harlin, Tulsa, Oklahoma   
3 Sons: Randy Grieb, Tulas, Oklahoma; Jesse Grieb, Tulas, Oklahoma; Ryan Grieb, Windsor, KY
2 Sisters: Karen Hanson, Platt, Missouri; Kathy Brown, Orlando, Florida
 
Funeral Service: 2:00pmCT, Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY
 
Visitation: Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 11:00am-2:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home 
 
Interment: Union Cemetery, Highway 3525, Russell Springs, KY
 
Family request no flowers and expressions of sympathy to the Union Cemetery.
 

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DOLLIE FRANCIS BURTON, 86, COLUMBIA

 

Dollie Frances Burton, 86, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Green Hill Rehabilitation and Care in Greensburg, KY.  Born in Adair County, she was the daughter of the late Zack and Emma Susan Willis Burton and wife of the late Edgar Ray Burton.  

 

Mrs. Burton was a member of the Bloomington Chapel Church and attended New Hope Separate Baptist Church.  She loved gardening, attending horse shows and spending time with her grandchildren.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 sons: Donnie Ray Burton (Sue) of Mt. Vernon, KY; Rodger Joe Burton of Columbia; Eddie Dean Burton (Annetta) of Columbia

4 grandchildren: Mark Stargell, Ashley Hayes, Emily Burton and Allison Burton

5 great grandchildren and expecting her 6th 

3 great-great grandchildren

3 brothers: Phillip Burton of Bradenton, FL, Harold Burton (Audrey) of Columbia and Donald Gene Burton of Columbia

1 sister: Sue Burton of Kokomo, IN Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter Brenda Stargell and 9 brothers and sisters: Mamie Cowan, Faylene Herald, Hazel Curry, Tommy Burton, Bobby Burton, Delmar Lee Burton, Edward Burton, Freddy Burton and Dennis Burton

 

Funeral Service: 1:00pm Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. David Coffey & Bro. Willard Bryant officiating 

 

Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 3:00pm Saturday at the funeral home 

 

Pallbearers: Josh Stargell, Josh Hayes, Ralph Curry, Kevin Burton, Billy Cowan and Tommy Wayne Burton

 

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GAYLON YARBERRY, 74, CAMPBELLSVILLE (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 

Gaylon Delano Yarberry, 74, passed from this life on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Norton Health Care in Louisville after battling a short illness. He was born on August 24, 1944 to the late G.V. and Anna Yarberry in Columbia, KY. 

 

He was of the Nazarene faith and attended the Campbellsville Church of the Nazarene. Gaylon dedicated his life to the Lord and his love for God was never succumbed throughout the trials and tribulations he faced in life. Gaylon loved his family and his church family and expressed that each second of each day. 

 

During Gaylon’s early adult hood, he acted upon his love for our great nation by proudly serving in the United States Army, the United States Marine Corp as well as the United States Navy. His passion for the world we lived in was exhibited each day. The television was always on FOX NEWS- as he loved to keep up to date with the world we live in. His career in education began years ago when he became the principal of the Russell Springs Alternative School. Later, he taught at Lindsey Wilson College, the Adair County School System and served as the principal of Taylor County High School for over 12 years. Gaylon had a passion for mentoring, teaching and providing care for each person he came into contact with. Even after his retirement, he continued to provide his guidance and knowledge by substituting in the Taylor County School District. 

 

Gaylon had a personality and heart of gold that will be forever missed and remembered. He loved and was loved beyond measure. He suffered during his illness and now dwells with his Savior in the Glory Land he longed to be in. 

 

Mr. Yarberry was preceded in death by his parents; G.V. and Anna Yarberry and two brothers; Rocky and Tyrone Yarberry. 

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife of 25 years: Phyllis Cash Yarberry, whom he married on December 7, 1993 in Russell Springs, KY 

3 daughters: Chastity Yarberry (Chad) Spalding of Lebanon, KY; Torah Yarberry (Danny Saurez) of Gainsville, GA; Treva (Bobby) Phillips of Columbia, KY

3 sons: Sparky Cash, Geno (Angie) Cash, and Clint Cash (Amber Mills) all of Campbellsville, KY

9 grandchildren: Katelyn Gosser, Stephen Spalding, Amber Phillips, Cody (Lori) Gabbert, McKayla Cash, Lindsey Cash, Eliani Yarberry, Daniko Saurez, and Haleigh Cash

2 great-grandchildren: Harper Gabbert & Aslynn Gabbert

1 sister: Diane Murrell

Special niece: Bridget Bradley

Special friend: David Young

A host of other relatives & friends

 

Funeral service: 1:00pmET, Monday, January 14, 2019 at the Church of the Nazarene at 912 W. Main St., Campbellsville, KY with Bro. David Young officiating

 

Visitation: Sunday from 4:00pm-8:00pm ET and Monday from 10:00am-1:00pmET at the church

 

Burial: Fudge Cemetery in Breeding, KY

 

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

 

Serving as active pallbearers are: Sparky Cash, Geno Cash, Clint Cash, Cody Gabbert, Chad Spalding, and Mike Stein. 

 

Serving as honorary pallbearers are: Jimmy Pyles, Jack Wisdom, Donnie Munford, Bobby Phillips, Dale Furkin, Melvin Bradley, Alvin Bright, Hearl Roberts, and Larry Rodgers.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes any contributions be made to the Campbellsville Church of the Nazarene at 912 W. Main St. Campbellsville, KY 42718 or the Taylor County Middle School Library Fund at 300 Ingram Ave. Campbellsville, KY 42718. 

 

 

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MILDRED HODGES, 94, COLUMBIA

 

Mildred Hodges, 94, of Columbia, KY died Friday, January 11, 2019 at Summit Manor Health & Rehab Center. She was born October 31, 1924 in Adair County to the late Christopher Columbus & Hallie Clarkson Dohoney.  

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Hartsell Hodges in 2002; one son, James Terry Hodges in 1987; one sister, Maxine VanHoy; and five brothers, Joe, Billy Ray, Harry Lee, Eugene & Bob Dohoney.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church & a homemaker.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 Sons: Mike Hodges & wife Sherry of Bowling Green, Tony Hodges & wife Chonda of Glensfork

1 Daughter: Kathy Dean & husband Roy of Columbia

Daughter-in-law: Marcella Hodges of Columbia

8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren & 1 expected great-grandchild

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Monday, January 14, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Pescososlido officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 2:00 P.M. Sunday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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MARY FRANCIS THORPE, 81, JAMESTOWN

 

Mary Frances Thorpe, 81, of Jamestown, KY died Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Russell County Hospital. She was born November 20, 1937 in Russell County to the late William & Orpha Dunbar Voils.

 

She was a member of Jamestown First Baptist Church and the Secretary for many years.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Daniel Thorpe and a son, Danny Kay Thorpe

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Terry Lee (Sheryl) Thorpe, Indianapolis, IN; Thomas William (Theresa) Thorpe, Jamestown, KY

2 grandchildren: Matthew (Victoria) Thorpe, Russell Springs; Anthony (Brooke) Thorpe, Garner, N.C.

4 great grandchildren: Stella Thorpe, Jack Thorpe, Liddy Thorpe, Taylor Thorpe

1 brother: Alan (Patty) Voils, Indianapolis, IN

2 sisters: Jo Lynn Garrison, Jamestown; Justine Crouch, Indianapolis

 

Funeral Service: 10:00amCT, Monday, January 14, 2019 at Jamestown First Baptist Church with Bro. Billy Dunbar and Bro. Scott Russell officiating

 

Visitation: 5:00-8:00pmCT on Sunday at Jamestown First Baptist Church and after 8:00amCT on Monday at the church

 

Interment: Flanagan Cemetery

 

Contributions of sympathy suggested to the Baptist Clothing Center.

 

Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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MORRIS INGRAM, 90, LOUISVILLE (GREEN CO. NATIVE)

 

Morris W. Ingram, 90, of Louisville, KY, son of the late John Ingram and Alice Ingram, was born on August 14, 1928 in Green County, KY and departed this life on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at his home. 
 
He had made a profession of faith in Christ, was retired from the Jefferson County Public Schools serving as Principal for Valley Elementary and Layne Elementary Schools. He was also a Veteran having served in the United States Army. Mr. Ingram was also a member of the Kentucky Education Association, Classroom Teacher Association, and the Elementary Principal Association.
 
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Leona Elizabeth Johnson Ingram on February 26, 2016, and by 3 brothers: Coy L. Ingram, Harold W. Ingram & Dennis Ingram.

 

 

SURVIVORS: 1 brother: John W. Ingram of Louisville; 1 sister: Judy Spurgeon of Tennessee; a caretaker: Tammy Ottersbach of Louisville; Close friend: Gloria Adams of Louisville; A host of nieces, nephews & other relatives & friends

 

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Funeral Service: 1:00pmCT,  Monday, January 14, 2019 at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home with Bro. William Davenport and Bro. Garnett W. Davis officiating

 

Burial: Ladies Chapel Cemetery 

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Monday at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home until time of funeral service

 

The family has asked that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Ladies Chapel Cemetery Fund, which can be made at the funeral home. 

 

For online condolences go to: www.cowherdandparrott.com

 

PALLBEARERS: Joe Ingram, Johnny Price, Wallace White, Haywood Marr, Billy Price & Doug Ingram

 

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LORENA COCHRAN, 80, CAMPBELLSVILLE

 

Lorena Lewis Cochran, 80, of Campbellsville, KY, daughter of the late Howard Gray and Mildred Tava Canada Gray, was born January 21, 1938 in Taylor County, KY. She died at 8:43 P.M., Thursday, January 10, 2019 in Campbellsville. 

 

She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Robinson Creek Baptist Church. Lorena was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville. She enjoyed sewing at home and was a member of the Red Hatters.

 

She united in marriage to Wallace Lewis January 16, 1960 and he preceded her in death June 15, 1992.

 

SURVIVORS: 2 daughters: Marlene Harper and husband, Sam and Cindy Murphy of Campbellsville; 4 grandchildren: Chris Harper and wife Tabitha, Nikki Allen and husband John, J. R. Murphy and Paige Murphy of Campbellsville; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers and 1 sister: Donald Gray and wife Patricia, Raymond Gray and wife Betty, Gary Wayne Gray and wife Patricia and Mabel Karnes and husband Ronnie of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends

 

She was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister: Leon Gray and Joyce Bault Watkins.

 

VISITATION: 5:00-8:00 P.M., Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

 

FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Monday, January 14, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Jim Collison, III

 

BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

 

EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES OR HOSPARUS OF GREEN RIVER AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME

 

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REV. IVY FERREE, 69, CAMPBELLSVILLE

 

Rev. Ivy Carole Brasher Ferree, 69, died January 11, 2019. Carole was born on March 23, 1949 and grew up in Milan, Tennessee. 

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Ron Ferree, her parents, W. D. and Mable Brasher, a brother, Charles, and other friends and relatives.

 

She married her high school sweetheart, Ron Ferree in 1966. They had one child, Felicia Carole Ferree Miller.

 

Carole received her Master’s degree in Social Work and worked as Licensed Clinical Social Worker for years at Adanta Clinical Services. She retired in 2009 from Adanta. Since 2014, she has been the Executive Director of Phoenix Way working with adult individuals with intellectual disabilities.

 

Carole was also an ordained minister in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In the 90s, she served as Pastor in Beaver Dam and the Perryville church. Over the years, she had done pulpit supply and felt this was where her greatest service to the Lord would be.

 

SURVIVORS: 1 brother: Mickey Brasher of Milan, Tennessee; 1 daughter: Felicia Ferree Miller; 4 grandkids: Sgt. Dakota Meyer, Tim Gilliam, Marissa Gilliam and Talia Crabtree & husband Shawn; 7 great-grandkids: Sailor Meyer, Kayden Crabtree, Elaina Gilliam, Atlee Meyer, Keaton Crabtree and Baylor and Benjamin Ratchford; her companion: Kenny Clements

 

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VISITATION: 1:00-2:00 P.M., Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church

 

MEMORIAL SERVICE:  2:00 P.M., Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church by Rev. Earl West

 

BURIAL:  Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church

 

EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME

 

PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

 

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SUSAN FAYE ARNETT, 73, CAMPBELLSVILLE

 

Susan Faye Arnett, 73, of Campbellsville, KY passed from this life on January 10, 2019 at her home after an extended illness. She was born on October 13, 1946 in Mt. Sterling to the late Bryce and Gladia (Holbrook) Arnett.

 

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Methodist faith. Mrs. Arnett was a compassionate lady, and had earned a degree of Master of Science in Nursing. She was a veteran of the Vietnam War, and served her country honorably in the United States Air Force.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Robert Campbell of Campbell of Campbellsville

1 sister: Brenda K. Arnett of Ohio

A host of nieces, nephews and other relatives & friends

 

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Jack Arnett.

 

Mrs. Arnett chose cremation. All services were held privately.

 

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JUANITA FORBES, 73, LEBANON

 

Juanita Joyce Forbes, 73, of Lebanon, KY, the daughter of the late Austin C and Anna Mae (Zich) Hunter, was born January 6, 1946 in Evanston, Illinois and departed this life on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in Campbellsville at the Grandview Nursing and Rehab.

          

She worked for many years on a turf farm and raised her step-children: Sandy, Cathy, Shelly and Robbie and was a homemaker in her later years. She enjoyed painting and computer games.

 

Besides her step-children, she is survived by a sister and caregiver: Rita Faye Blake of Lebanon, a brother: William (Bill) Spencer Hunter and wife Twyla of Cleveland, Mississippi; her nieces and nephews: Angeline Connor, Seth Owen McDowell, Daniel Blake, David Harrin and wife Tara and Wendy Groce and husband Clint.

 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother: Robert Earl Hunter.

 

The family has chosen cremation and a memorial service will be held at a later date in Centertown, KY where she will be laid to rest with her parents in the Small Hous Cemetery

 

L. R. Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Campbellsville in charge of arrangements.

 

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DOUG LUTTRELL, 47, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 

Doug Luttrell, 47, of Russell Springs, KY departed this life on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at his residence following a brave battle with cancer. Born on April 6, 1971, in Casey County, KY, he was a son of the late James Brinkley and Dorothy Patterson Luttrell.

 

He was the youngest of five children. Doug was a welder. He had an excellent sense of humor and was best known for his camaraderie. The laughter that he brought to those who knew him will be greatly missed.

 

He is survived by a daughter, Khristen (and Dustin) Morgan of Waynesburg; a sister, Melissa (and Johnny) Martin of Liberty; a brother, Gregory Brinkley (and Karen) Luttrell of Russell Springs; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

 

In addition to his parents, Doug is preceded in death by two brothers, James Kendall Luttrell and James Douglas Luttrell; paternal grandparents, Perry and Mossy Luttrell; and maternal grandparents, Herbert and Daisy Patterson.

 

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. EST on Monday, January 14, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Birdie Russell Cemetery.

 

The family of Doug Luttrell will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. EST to 8:00 P.M. EST on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

 

Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.

 

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RUSSELL VASSALLO, 84

 

 Russell A. Vassallo, Esq., age 84, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY.

  Born April 24, 1934, in Newark, NJ, he was a son of the late Anthony and Philomena Pennetta Vassallo. Russell graduated from Seton Hall University and from Seton Hall School of Law. For the first ten years after law school, he worked as an insurance adjuster for State Farm and Nationwide Insurance and then decided to take the New Jersey Bar Exam. After about 25 years of practicing law, he retired to a farm in Southcentral Kentucky where he lived with his wife, Virginia, and their dog, cats and horses. After retirement, he began his writing career. Russell was the author of 10 published books, ranging from animal rescue, mystery, and three books about his grandfather, who was a Mafia Don in the first half of the twentieth century. He also founded Krazy Duck Productions in Danville, KY. Russell was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

  Survivors include his wife, Virginia Munson Vassallo, whom he wed on October 5, 1987; children, Carolyn (William) Ward of Rockaway, NJ, Russell (Nancy) Vassallo III of Yardley, PA, Christopher (Rita) Vassallo of Fairfield, NJ, and Marianne Mosca of Nutley, NJ; step-children, Heather (Brian) Shilale of Bradford, RI and Michael (ElizaBeth) Vassallo of South River, NJ; siblings, Geraldine Russo of Wharton, NJ, Anthony Vassallo of Dallas, TX, and Bernadette (Michael) Parasolle of Flanders, NJ; and thirteen grandchildren also survive.

  A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00AM Friday, January 18, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father George Otuma officiating. Visitation will be held from 7-9PM on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow at a later date at Mount Hebron Cemetery in Upper Montclair, NJ.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested in memory of Russell Vassallo to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42503.

  Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with online guestbook and video tribute available at www.mckinneybrown.com.

 

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GREG ATWOOD, 57 OF LIBERTY

 

Greg Atwood, of Liberty, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Casey County Hospital. He was 57.

Born on November 18, 1961, in Casey County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Warren Clyde and Lois Cochran Atwood. Greg was a gate hauler.

He is survived by two sons, Gregory Warren Atwood of Liberty and Alexander (Brandi Dean) Atwood of Colorado Springs, Colorado; a sister Carol (Verbal) Roy of Liberty; and two brothers, Darrell (Jeanie) Atwood and Mike (Lyla) Atwood, both of Liberty.

In addition to his parents, Greg is preceded in death by his wife, Jodi Heselton Atwood, who passed away on June 19, 2017.

A memorial service will be held to honor the lives of both Greg and Jodi Atwood at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church with Jessie Riley officiating.

Cremation rites were honored by McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.

 

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MARTIE LYNN RODGERS, 39, GREENSBURG

 
Martie Lynn Rodgers, 39, was born August 11, 1979 in Taylor County, KY to Edwin “Poochie” Rogers of Charlotte, North Carolina and the late Tracy Louise Ray Rogers. She departed this life Saturday, January 5, 2019 at her home in Green County.
 
She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Baptist Faith. She was a Nursing Assistant and a Waitress.
 
SURVIVORS: Husband: Timmy Everly and two daughters: Hanna Marie Jonas and Callie Mae Everly, of Greensburg, her father: Edwin “Poochie” Rogers of Charlotte, North Carolina, one sister: Shannon Louise Rogers of Greensburg, one brother: Daniel Watson of Louisville and one half-sister: Sarah Elizabeth Johnson of North Carolina.
 
Graveside Service: 11 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Bethlehem Cemetery with Rev. Garnett Wayne Davis officiating
 
Burial: Bethlehem Cemetery
 
Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 
The family has requested that expressions of sympathy be donations to the funeral home for funeral expenses and these can be made at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home in Greensburg.
 

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MORRIS INGRAM, 90, LOUISVILLE (GREEN CO. NATIVE)

 
Morris W. Ingram, 90, of Louisville, KY, a native of Green County, KY passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at his home.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 Brother: John W. Ingram of Louisville, KY
1 Sister: Judy Spurgeon of Tennessee
 Caretaker: Tammy Ottersbach of Louisville, KY
 Close friend: Gloria Adams of Louisville, KY
 
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Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M., Central Time, Monday, January 14, 2019 at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home in Greensburg, KY
 
Burial: Ladies Chapel Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00 A.M., Central Time, Monday at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home 
 
Memorials are suggested to the Ladies Chapel Cemetery Fund, which can be made at the funeral home.
 

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