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SANDRA LEE SHIRLEY, 55, GREENSBURG, KY

 

Sandra Lee Shirley, 55, was born August 8, 1965 in Green County, KY to Eva Vibbert Robertson and the late Lemuel “Buck” Robertson. She departed this life Friday, April 16, 2021 at her home.

 

Sandra had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Baptist Faith. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant at Taylor Regional Hospital.  

 

Besides her father, she was preceded in death by one sister, Sharon Kay Robertson and a son-in-law, Anthony Wade Worner.

 

SURVIVORS:

Husband: Selby Wade Shirley

1 son: Dustin Wade Shirley of Greensburg, KY

1 daughter: Tracy Lynn Shirley Worner of Summersville, KY

1 sister: Missy Huff of Columbia, KY

4 grandchildren: Anna Marie Worner, Brittnay Lynn Worner, Jessica Lee Worner, Levi Curtis Wade Shirley

A host of relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Friday, April 23, 2021 at 12:00pmCT at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home with Bro. B.J. Huff officiating

 

Burial: Maple Hill Community Cemetery

 

Visitation: Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 5:00-8:00pmCT and after 7:00amCT on Friday 

 

Pallbearers: Chris Bennett, Bobby Vibbert, Jeffery Scruggs, Damean Scruggs, David McAllister, Gary Ballenger

 

Honorary Pallbearers:  Nathan Scruggs

 

The family has requested that donations be made to the Maple Hill Cemetery Fund and these can be made at the Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home.

 

Online Condolences: www.fostertolercurryfh.com

 

 

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CHARLOTTE ANN MILLER, 44, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Charlotte Ann Miller, 44, of Russell Springs, KY died Sunday, April 18, 2021 in Russell County.

 

She was preceded in death by her father, Danny Miller on June 9, 2019.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Nathaniel Hatton (Ashley) and Blake Miller both of Russell Springs, KY

Her mother: Conetta McClister Miller of Russell Springs, KY

1 sister: Cynthia Wilson (Chris Golden) of Russell Springs, KY

Several other relatives & friends

 

Graveside Service: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at the McClister Cemetery in Fairplay, KY with Bro. Phillip Miller officiating. Burial will follow the service.

 

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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ALVA WOODS, 82, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Alva Woods, 82, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021 at his residence. He was born on Tuesday, January 24, 1939 in Pleasureville, KY, a son of the late James Curtis Woods and Rebecca Hudson Woods.
 
Mr. Woods was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and a facilities security officer for the Commonwealth of Kentucky attaining the rank of Captain. He was also a member of Coffey's Chapel United Methodist Church.
 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons: Steve Bailey and Jimmy Gambill and a sister, Virginia Harrod. 
 
SURVIVORS:
1 Daughter: Ruth Givens of Russell Springs, KY
1 Son: John Gambill of Radcliff, KY
1 Step-Daughter: Teresa Wilkins of Eminence, KY
8 grandchildren
7 great-grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Jeffery Carnes officiating
 
Visitation: 11:00am-2:00pmCT on Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home
 
Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens in Frankfort, KY
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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TIMMY LYNN "HONEY BUN" BURTON, 60, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Timmy Lynn “Honey Bun” Burton, 60, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, April 18, 2021 at his residence. He was born on March 29, 1961 in Columbia, KY to the late Fannie Ethel Sallee Miller (Dale Miller).

 

Mr. Burton was a member of 3 Trees Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing and trading on beagle dogs. His greatest love was spending time with his family and friends and looking for a great deal or as some would call “Junking”.

 

SURVIVORS:

7 brothers and 1 sister: Bobby Lee (Ann) of Dunnville, KY, Buford Lee of Knifley, KY, Mary Pendleton of Liberty, KY, Ricky Burton of Columbia, KY, Danny Burton (Laura) of Cave City, KY, Jeff Miller (Melanie) of Knifley, KY, Larry Miller of Russell Springs, KY and Dalton Miller (Treina) of Stanford, KY

Special sister-in-law: Sandy Burton of Lancaster, PA

Several nieces and nephews

 

Funeral Service: 11:00amCT on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the Caldwell Cemetery. 
 

Visitation: Wednesday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and on Thursday morning until time for the service at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

 

For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.

 

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MAXENE BOTTOM CLAYTON, 90, LOUISVILLE, KY (RUSSELL COUNTY NATIVE)


Maxene Bottom Clayton, 90, passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021 after a short illness. She was born on May 27, 1930 in Russell Springs, KY, one of eight children born to the late Homer and Edith Bottom. 
 

Though she resided in Louisville for 70 years, Russell Springs was still “home”. While she was a hair stylist in her younger years, most of her life was spent as a devoted homemaker. Maxene was a member of Parkland Baptist Church for 70 years.

 

Maxene was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Elwood Clayton; son-in-law, Bill Renders; mother-in-law, Lora Burton; a brother, Lyman Bottom; and sisters: Olena Akers, Betty Jane Foley and Carolyn Bottom.


SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Pam Renders

1 grandson: Gerry Renders (Kristen)

1 great-grandson: Clayton Renders

1 brother: H.M. Bottom (Sue)

2 sisters: Mary Ann Rubarts (Jimmie) and Brenda Holt (Jerry)

1 sister-in-law: Joye Bottom

Many nieces and nephews

 

Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Matthew Dalton officiating
 

Musical selections will be performed by Steve Stapp. 


Interment: Bethlehem Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Bernard Funeral Home

 

Social distancing guidelines will be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings are required.

 

Maxene’s arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs.

 

 

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ROSCOE FRANKIN BEARD, 83, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

Roscoe Franklin Beard, 83, was born July 3, 1937 in Harriman, Tennessee and departed this life on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 in Campbellsville at his home.

 

Roscoe was an employee of Walmart in Columbia and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed fishing, watching football, taking care of his horses and watching western movies.

   

SURVIVORS:

Wife: Liza (Lasley) Beard of Campbellsville

1 son: Christopher Beard of Campbellsville

8 grandchildren

2 brothers-in-law: Howard Lasley of Franklin, Indiana and Dewey Lasley of Campbellsville

    

Funeral Service:  Private for family only with burial to follow in the Callahan Cemetery.

   

A public visitation will be held on Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 5:00-8:00pmET at L.R. Petty Funeral Home.

 

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EARL GLENN PHILLIPS, 71, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Glenn Phillips, 71, the son of the late Benjamin Irvin and Helen Bertha (Blackman) Phillips, was born August 14, 1949 in Lancaster, South Carolina. He departed this life on Thursday, April 15, 2021 in Columbia, KY at TJ Health Columbia. 

 

He was a retired Industrial Electrician. His work took him to several countries across Europe and Asia where he helped build and maintain power plants. After retiring, Glenn.. well, he simply enjoyed life. Woodworking, fishing, gun and knife collecting, and caring for his dogs were some of his favorite pastimes.

 

SURVIVORS:

His significant other of 31 years: Barbara O’Neill of Russell Springs, KY

4 children: Felecia C. Eckman and husband Willis of Atlanta, Georgia; Mechelle Head of Tallapoosa, Georgia; Joseph Dwayne Phillips and wife Shannon of Ridgeway, South Carolina; and Jennifer Morris of Batesburg, South Carolina

2 brothers and 3 sisters: David Phillips, Patricia Jones and husband Greg, Janice Harmon and husband Mike, and Timmy Phillips all of South Carolina, and Virginia McVickers of North Carolina

11 grandchildren

6 great-grandchildren

A host of other relatives and friends

 

To fulfill a request of Mr. Phillips, the family chose cremation. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

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

 

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JAMES "J.C." MCFARLAND, 62, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

James “J.C.” McFarland, 62, passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center, in Somerset. Born on August 19, 1958 in Hammond, Indiana, he was the son of Chesley “Pete” and Lofie Gosser McFarland. 

 

J.C. grew up helping his father build barns.  He raised tobacco for many years.  J.C. was certified electrician.  Throughout his career, he worked at Fruit of the Loom, Superior Battery, and Tantus Tobacco and Stephens Pipe and Steel.  
 

J.C. was a jack of all trades who enjoyed tinkering and fixing things.  He loved spending time with his family and fishing, especially with his fishing buddy, Arielle.  He was a faithful member of Pine Grove United Baptist Church and enjoyed singing and picking the guitar.

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife of 44 years: Diana Johnson McFarland

1 son: Joey (Jenna) McFarland of Russell Springs

Mother: Lofie McFarland of Russell Springs

1 sister: Joyce (Alan) Voils of Russell Springs

A granddaughter: Arielle Burton of Russell Springs

Several nieces and nephews


J.C. was preceded in death by his father, Pete McFarland; and a daughter, Kristi Dawn Burton.

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 12:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Gosser and Bro. Alan Voils officiating

 

Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery

 

Visitation: 5:00pm-8:00pmCT on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Bernard Funeral Home

 

Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings are required.


James J.C. McFarland’s arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.

 

An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.

 

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VIOLA THOMAS, 89, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Viola Thomas, 89, of Columbia, KY died Friday, April 16, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Barbourville, KY on April 2, 1932 to the late John and Delfie Peace Tye and was the wife of the late William David Thomas.
 
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sister’s Retha Tye and Ruth Beer and a brother George Tye.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: David Thomas of Columbia, KY
1 grandson: David Leon Thomas (Amy) of Columbia, KY
1 great-grandchild: Jaden Thomas
1 sister: Ruby Tye of Louisville, KY
 
A public visitation will be held on Monday, April 19, 2021 from 10:00am-12:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with a private graveside service to follow.   
 
For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284. 
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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ANTHONY "CRAIG" BYRD, 50, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Anthony “Craig” Byrd, 50, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. He was born on October 8, 1970 in Casey County, KY, the only child of Darrell Byrd and the late Linda Cochran Byrd.  
 
Craig was an over-the-road truck driver for Tom Cinnamon Trucking Company out of Lafollette, Tennessee. Craig married Julia Burton on October 19, 1991 at the State Park in Jamestown. He and Julia were always getting out and going places. They would take many motorcycle trips together on Craig’s Harley Davidson motorcycle. Craig loved his grandbabies and enjoyed taking them for rides on his dirt bike, go-kart and his side-by-side.
 
He was preceded in death is his mother, Linda Byrd; a daughter, Kendra Byrd, who passed away on May 7, 1994; and his paternal grandparents, Russell and Lillian Byrd, who raised him.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Julia Byrd
Father: Darrell Byrd of Dunnville, KY
2 sons: Brandon Byrd of Oak Island, North Carolina, and Bradley Byrd of Russell Springs, KY
1 daughter: Megan Byrd of Russell Springs, KY
8 grandchildren: Jared Hughes, Carson Durham, Raylan Durham, Zoey Byrd, Chloe Byrd, Bryson Byrd, Ethan Byrd and Elijah Byrd
His Yorkie traveling companion: “Winston”
 
Funeral Service: Monday, April 19, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Casey Davis officiating
 
Burial: Freedom Cemetery
 
Visitation: Monday from 11:00am-2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home.
 
Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings are required.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made towards Craig’s final expenses. These may be received at the funeral home.
 
Craig’s arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

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DEBBIE E. WILSON, 65, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Debbie E. Wilson, 65, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Summit Manor, in Columbia.  Born on December 19, 1955 in New Castle, Indiana, she was one of nine children born to the late Otha Lee and Rittie Roy Wilson.  
 
Debbie was a former school bus driver and bus driver instructor for Russell County Schools.  She loved being outside, doing yardwork and gardening.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Andrew Jones of Greenfield, Indiana
1 daughter: Tammy Coomer of Russell Springs, KY
1 brother: Robert Dean (and Brenda Kay) Wilson of Russell County
2 grandchildren: Zachery Antle and Natasha Antle
 
Along with her parents, Debbie was preceded in death by 7 of her siblings: Kenneth Wilson, Donald Wilson, Dorman Wilson, her twin brother, Johnny Wilson, Sylvia White, Marie Janes and Joann Carter.
 
Funeral service: Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 12:00pmCT (Noon) at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Larold Gosser officiating
 
Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Saturday at the funeral home
 
Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance.  Facial coverings are required.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs, KY is in charge of arrangements.
 

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RUBY WITHERS STORY, 82, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Ruby Withers Story, 82, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at her home.  She was born December 23, 1938 in the Dorena community of Russell County, a daughter of the late Daniel Clayborn and Lila Foley Withers.  
 
Ruby last worked at Osh Kosh in Columbia. She and her husband, Bob, worked side by side for many years and ran several businesses together. Ruby was a member of the Russell Springs First Baptist Church. She loved people and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was “Mammy” to many and loved by all.
 
In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert E.“ Bob” Story; as well as several brothers and sisters. 
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Delila (and Mike) Selby and Stacy (and Greg) Coe, both of Russell Springs
2 granddaughters, Danielle (and Ashley) White, of Russell Springs, and Brianne (and Daniel) Hadley, of Jamestown
2 great-grandsons: Ben Hadley and Deacon White
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Withers and Bro. Jeff Griffin officiating
 
Burial: Salem Cemetery
 
Visitation: Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 5:00-8:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home.
 
Pallbearers: Randy West, Jeremie West, Randall Blakey, Brian Withers, Eric Withers, and Nathan Withers.
 
Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance.  Facial coverings are required.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation at diabetesfoundation.org.
 
Ruby’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs, KY.
 

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AUDREY LOY PING, 94, DANVILLE, KY (RUSSELL CO. NATIVE)

 
Audrey Loy Ping, 94, of Danville, KY (formerly of Russell County), passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Morning Pointe of Danville. She was born August 21, 1926 in Russell Springs, KY to the late William Otha and Leora Helm Loy. 
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Howard Ping; a daughter, Cheryl Ping; and the following siblings: James, Crella, Thelma, Velmer, Woodrow, Jewell, Ilene, Bennie, Azro, Clarence, Hila, and Helen.
 
Audrey was a faithful member of Centenary Methodist Church in Danville.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Keith Ping (Linda) of Harrodsburg, KY
2 sisters: Ann Frazee of Indiana and Edith Dunbar of Tennessee
2 grandchildren: Michael Ping (Ashley) of Harrodsburg, KYand Erik Ping (Christie) of Lexington, KY
3 great-grandchildren: Ryan, Owen and Madelyn Ping 
Several nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Friday, April 16, 2021 at 12:00pmCT at Preston Pruitt Spurlin Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Garner officiating
 
Burial: Friday at 1:30pmCT at Camp Nelson National Cemetery’s Committal Shelter
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Friday at the funeral home
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society.  
 
This obituary is a courtesy of Wilson Funeral Home in Russell Springs, KY.
 

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ANNAMAE MARIE CRUZ, 40, HORSE CAVE, KY


Annamae Marie Cruz, 40, of Horse Cave, KY died Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the Medical Center at Bowling Green. She was born on November 8, 1980 to the late Ralph and Cathy Cross Woods. 
 

She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Matteo Callejas.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her companion: Pedro Compos of Horse Cave, KY

3 children: Antonio Callejas, Jr. (Katelyn Barrett) and Cecilia Sanchez both of Columbia, KY and Selena Woods Couch (Jacob) of Hopkinsville, KY

2 grandchildren: Trevor and Madilyn Couch

1 sister: Beth Cole of Moreland, KY

1 brother: Ralph Woods, Jr. of Danville, KY

 

Graveside Service: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at the Columbia Cemetery. 
 

Visitation: Tuesday from 11:00am-1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

 

For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.

 

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TERRY LEE GOODIN, 65, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Terry Lee Goodin, 65, of Columbia, KY passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Russell County Hospital. Born on December 19, 1955 in Somerset, KY, he was the son of the late Elbert and Lois Holt Goodin. 

 

Terry married Kathy McKinley on October 19, 1974. He ministered for 38 years, pastoring churches in Russell, Pulaski, Casey and Adair Counties. He was a member of White’s Chapel Separate Baptist Church. For many years, Terry was the owner and operator of T. Goodin Fertilizer. He was a member of the Hood Masonic Lodge #839. Terry loved riding his Harley Davidson and loved the time spent with his grandchildren. 

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife of 46 years: Kathy Goodin of Columbia, KY

2 sons: Brandon Terald Goodin (and Carrie) of Spring Hill, Tennessee; Brently Goodin (and Hannah) of Russell Springs, KY

1 daughter: Lindsay Williams (and David) of Russell Springs, KY

His brothers: Dr. Robert Goodin and Donnie Goodin, both of Louisville, KY; Dr. Dale Goodin (and Cheryl) of Versailles, KY; Jerry Goodin (and Carolyn) of Columbia, KY

7 grandchildren

His special furry friend: “Chewie”

 

Along with his parents, preceding Terry in death are a brother, Fred Goodin and 3 sisters: Linda Burton, Joyce Durham and Sue Newton.

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Proctor and Bro. Jeff Carnes officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home

 

Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings are required.

 

Pallbearers: Robb Durham, Eric Goodin, Jason Goodin, Paxton Goodin, Mason Goodin and Michael Daniel

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to:  St. Jude’s Children's Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.

 

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

 

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JOE STANLEY EPPERSON, JR., 73, ADAIR COUNTY, KY NATIVE

 
Joe Stanley Epperson, Jr., 73, a native of Columbia, KY and the eldest child of Joe Stanley Epperson, Sr. and Dorothy Garnett Epperson, passed away on Wednesday morning, March 10, 2021 while in the kind and compassionate care of the Palliative Care team at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.
 
Joe was known as "Junior" from the time of his birth on September 30, 1947 in Columbia, KY. During his youth, he became a member of the First Baptist Church of Columbia. After his graduation from Adair County High School in 1965, he joined the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He served his country with dignity as evidenced by his honorable discharge upon completing his service requirements.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his younger Epperson brothers: Frank Rodney in 1975, Henry Wayne "affectionately known as Mr. Bounce"  in 2013, and James Marshall "known first as Baby Brother, then Babe" passed away in 2016.
 
As Junior would say in his later years: "May God bless you and keep you in His good graces."
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sisters: Susan L. Epperson and S. Elaine Epperson, both of Elizabethtown, KY  
1 niece: Jeanine M. Barnett of Campbellsville, KY
1 nephew: Daunque L. Epperson of Louisville, KY
3 great-nieces: Sydnei Epperson, LaNiya Epperson and Dayonna Bell
1 great-great-niece: Sophia Epperson
3 great-nephews: Aaron Barnett, Ceondre Barnett, and Thayden Epperson
1 aunt: Minnie L. Clayborn
A number of cousins and friends
 
In accordance with his wishes, a memorial service for Joe will be held at a later date.
 
Contributions in his memory may be made to either a homeless shelter, a women's shelter, a food pantry or any other charity of choice. Additionally, one might choose to provide help to someone in need of a helping hand or, simply a kind word.
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
 

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JERRY LEWIS JONES, 68, KNIFLEY, KY

 

Jerry L. Jones, 68, of Knifley, KY died Friday, April 9, 2021 at Norton Hospital in Louisville, KY.  He was born in Knifley, KY on July 12, 1952 to the late John R. and Sarah Frances Stapleton Jones

 

Mr. Jones was a member of the Hovious Mission Church.  Along with his son they had Jones Construction and built many homes and other projects in the area.  He enjoyed working on old tractors and trucks and spending time with his family and friends.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jerri Lynn Jones.

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife: Barbara Cowan Jones of Knifley, KY

2 children: Mark Jones (Jennifer) of Knifley, KY; Lissa Ann Armer (David) of Greensburg, KY

4 grandchildren: Trent Jones (Kayla Marie), Ty Jones, Chase Armer (Hope), Hunter Armer and Brianna Armer (James Dillon Shrout)

2 great-grandchildren: Aria and Caleb Armer

5 siblings: Bernice Beard of Knifley, KY, Carol Greer of Russell Springs, KY, Ellen Foster (Mike) of Campbellsville, KY, Barbara Feese of Columbia, KY and James R. Jones (Pat) of Campbellsville, KY

Several nieces and nephews

 

In addition to his parents and infant daughter, he was preceded in death by siblings: Betty Doris Adams, Johnny Jones and Paula McKinley and 2 infant siblings.

 

Funeral Service: Monday, April 12, 2021 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Raymond Atwood officiating

 

Burial: Mt. Carmel Cemetery

 

Visitation: Sunday from 4:00-8:00 PM and on Monday morning until time for the service 

 

Pallbearers: Chase Armer, Ty Jones, Hunter Armer, David Armer, Trent Jones, Mark Jones and Billy Rice

 

Honorary Pallbearers: Kevin Foster, Gerald Lucas, Dillon Shrout, Gary Hixson, Johnny Perkins, Jim Keen, Mike Foster and Brianna Armer

 

For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.

 

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

 

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DONNA JEAN AKERS, 59, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Donna Jean Akers, 59, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, April 10, 2021 at her home.

 

The family has chosen cremation and a private memorial service will be at a later date.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

 

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ROY GARRETT, 88, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Roy Garrett, 88, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, April 8, 2021 at his home.

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Clifton Bennett officiating

 

Visitation: After 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday

 

ALL ATTENDEES TO THE VISITATION AND/OR FUNERAL ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACIAL COVERING AND FOLLOW THE HEALTHY AT WORK GUIDELINES

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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MARSHALL BLOYD, 79, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Marshall Bloyd, 79, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021 at his residence. He was born on Monday, June 23, 1941 in Russell Springs, KY, the son of the late J.P. Bloyd and Exzona (Blakey) Bloyd.

 

Marshall retired from the United States Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was also a former employee of Fruit of the Loom.

SURVIVORS:
Wife: Heide Bloyd of Russell Springs, KY 
1 Daughter: Stefanie Bloyd of Huntsville AL

5 Sisters: Faetta Hill of Jamestown, KY; Martenia Cundiff (Paul) of Jamestown, KY; Meshale Haynes (Jerry) of Lexington, KY; Tamara Roller of Kingsport, TN; and Mavis Wooldridge (Clyde) of Russell Springs, KY

7 Brothers: Lanier Bloyd of Russell Springs, KY; Norvil Gene Bloyd (Barbara) of Russell Springs, KY; Jarvis Bloyd (Becky) of Russell Springs, KY; Akalas Bloyd of Russell Springs, KY; Manford Bloyd (Barbara) of Russell Springs, KY; Oler Bloyd (Tonya) of Russell Springs, KY; and Ronnie Bloyd (Margaret) of Columbia, KY

1 grandson: Trayce Bloyd

A host of nieces & nephews

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 3:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Johnny Blakey officiating

Visitation: Sunday, April 11, 2021 from 1:00-3:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home 

Interment: Blakey Cemetery, Hwy 619, Jamestown, KY

Military Honors will be presented by the Russell County Honor Guard.


Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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TOMMY KINNETT, 70, JAMESTOWN, KY


Tommy J. Kinnett, 70, of Jamestown, KY passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at his home. Born on June 5, 1950 in Somerset, KY, he was a son of the late James Homer “Smokey” and Betty Cooper Kinnett.
 

Tommy was an US Navy veteran, a retired controller for UTP Materials in Houston, Texas, and owner/operator of a local trailer park. He loved walking his dog, Luna, and traveling across the state visiting flea markets. Tommy enjoyed collecting pictures and framed art and reading. He was a giver and loved his family. 

 

SURVIVORS:

2 brothers: Jock (and Linda) Kinnett of Lexington and Mark (and Danielle) Kinnett of Jamestown

1 nephew: Micah (and Elena) Kinnett of Frankfort

3 nieces: Katelyn Kinnett of Jamestown, Stephanie Kinnett of Jamestown, and Sarah (and Matt) Wall of Lexington

 

Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Glenn Richardson officiating

 

Burial: Jamestown City Cemetery
 

Visitation: 12:00pm-2:00pmCT on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Bernard Funeral Home

 

Matt Wall, Victor Cooper, H.K. Cooper, Ronnie Cooper, Don Cooper, and Brian Bunch will serve as Tommy’s pallbearers. 
 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2167, Lexington, KY 40588. 
 

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

 

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GENEVIA HARDEN, 89, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Genevia Harden, 89, of Columbia, KY died Monday, April 5, 2021 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was born May 5, 1931 in Pineville, KY to the late Warren and Eller Markle Thompson. 
 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, B.C. Harden, her daughter, Judy Carol Harden Pickerell and a niece, Donna Ramey.

 

Genevia was a member of Columbia Church of Christ and former owner/operator of Harden’s Discount and Auction Barn.

 

SURVIVORS::

One brother – Raymond Thompson of Louisville

Nieces & Nephews – Brenda Snook (Stephen) of Simpsonville, Janet Knaster of Louisville, Richard Harden (Jackie) of Campbellsville, Calvin Harden of Louisville, Kathy Yount (Darrell) of Shelbyville

Several other relatives and friends

 

Funeral service: Friday, April 9, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Hugh Gannon officiating

 

Burial: Harden Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00 A.M. Friday

 

ALL ATTENDEES TO THE VISITATION/FUNERAL ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACIAL COVERING AND FOLLOW THE HEALTHY AT WORK GUIDELINES

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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WINFREY GERALD "MICK" BURTON, 76, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Winfrey Gerald “Mick” Burton, 76, of Columbia, KY died Monday, April 5, 2021 at his home. He was born February 26, 1945 to the late Carl and Altha Pyles Burton. 

 

Mick was a licensed barber, had managed Burton Brothers Service Station for over 20 years, a member of Emory’s Chapel United Methodist Church where he faithfully attended until his recent illness. 

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Keith “Kevin" Burton, Clifton “Wayne” Burton and one sister, JoAnn Burton.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife of 49 years: Nancy Turner Burton of Columbia

1 son: Adam Gerald Burton (Amber) of Edmonton

2 brothers: Rabon “Toon” Burton (Ethel) of Columbia and Ralph (Peggy) Burton of Liberty

2 sisters: Frances Hatch (Marvin) of Mt. Washington and Gail Camfield (Randy) of Columbia

Several nieces, nephews and a host of extended family & friends

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Richie Coomer and Bro. Adam Burton officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 5:00 P.M. Tuesday

 

ALL ATTENDEES TO THE VISITATION AND/OR FUNERAL ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACIAL COVERING AND FOLLOW THE HEALTHY AT WORK GUIDELINES.

 

Casket Bearers: Mike Burton, Larry Burton, Barry McGaha, Logan Turner, Justin Cox, Mike Loy

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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NELLIE NANCY BURTON, 80, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Nellie Nancy Burton, 80, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Baptist Health in Elizabethtown, KY. She was born in Adair County on April 26, 1940 to the late Charlie “Toad” and Clara Opal Burton Harmon.
 
Mrs. Burton was a member of the Calvary Temple Church where she was a youth Sunday School Teacher for many years. She was a former employee of Fruit of the Loom and Oshkosh and loved to quilt and spend time with her family and friends.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 children: Mae Beverly Burton and Michael Bradley Burton and a granddaughter, Tonia Rena Helm.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband of 65 years: Otis Burton
4 children: Mary Betty Helm (Kenny), Morris Benny Burton and John Jefro Burton (Karen) all of Columbia, KY; Marilyn Bessie Judd (Tony) of Greensburg, KY
9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one on the way
2 brothers: Salvester Harmon of Illinois; Earnest Harmon of Glasgow, KY 
Several nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Tony McWhorter and Bro Ralph Foster officiating
 
Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery
 
Visitation: Tuesday from 2:00-8:00pmCT and Wednesday morning until time for the service
 
For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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