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Obituaries

LILLIE PEARL "POLLY" BANKS, 93, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Lillie Pearl “Polly” Banks, 93, passed from this life at her home on Thursday, June 30, 2022.  She was born in the Chance community of Adair County on October 15, 1928, the daughter of William Ancil and Elmer Lee Burbridge Thomas 

 

Polly was a devoted, long-time member of the Columbia Church of the Nazarene.  She loved to read, take bus trips with friends, and do just about anything outdoors, especially raise a garden. She also loved to sew and particularly enjoyed making quilts.

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, George Banks (in 1997) and by 3 sisters & 2 brothers: Jewel Thomas Luchowski, Jack Thomas, Beatrice Thomas, Opal Thomas Ceresero and JB Thomas. 

 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: Ernie Matney, Sandy Matney Kimbler and Donna Banks White (Rodney)

4 grandsons: Kerry Matney, Jeremy Kimbler, Troy Kimbler and Rob White (Jessica)

3 great-granddaughters: Sydney, Sophie and Kaydence Kimbler.

 

Graveside Service: Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 11:00amCT at Columbia Cemetery with Bro. Rick Shelton officiating

 

Visitation: Saturday from 9:00am-11:00amCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in Columbia 

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hosparus Health of Green River, 295 Campbellsville Bypass #5, Campbellsville, KY 42718 or Columbia Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, Kentucky 42728 or left at the funeral home.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

MARTIN SCOTT FILLIPPINIE, 57, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Martin Scott Fillippinie, 57, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at Russell County Hospital. Born on September 26, 1964 in Somerset, KY, he was a son of the late Arthur Lee and Jenny Holder Fillippinie (who survives). 
 
Scott was a former factory worker. He loved listening to music and playing the guitar. Scott also enjoyed riding around in his car and going out to eat with his mother. Scott was of the Pentecostal faith.
 
In addition to his father, Scott was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Craig Fillippinie.
 
SURVIVORS:
His mother: Jenny Holder Fillippinie of Russell Springs, KY
1 niece: Angel Crouch (Jaceen) of Indiana
1 nephew: Jason Fillippinie of Indiana
A host of aunts, uncles, and friends
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Dunbar officiating
 
Burial: Bernard Ridge Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Saturday
 
Scott’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.

RACHEL DENISE WEST, 54, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Rachel Denise West, 54, of Columbia, KY passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at T.J. Sampson Hospital in Glasgow, KY. She was born on September 18, 1967 in Tacoma, Washington, the daughter of the late Ruth Caporale Judkins and James Basey of Indianapolis, Indiana who survives.
 
Rachel was a member of 3Trees church and a dog groomer. 
 
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Witt, the love of her life.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her father: James Basey of Indianapolis, Indiana 
2 daughters: Alisha Bates of Columbia, KY and Ashley Gomez of Russell Springs, KY
1 son: Joshua Witt of Glensfork, KY
2 sisters: Rebecca Stafford of Lebanon, TN and Wendy McManus of Egg Harbor City, NJ
1 brother: Vincent Basey of Indianapolis, IN
5 grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Friday, July 1, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Johnny Hood officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Friday
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

ODEAN MARIE BURTON FRANKLIN, 68, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Odean Marie Burton Franklin, 68, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Russell County Hospital in Russell Springs, KY. She was born in Columbia, KY on April 30, 1954 to the late Odie “Bouncer” and Marie Pittman Burton.

 

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmo Franklin and a brother, Roy Lee Burton.

 

Odean attended the Praise Assembly of God Church in Columbia, loved western movies, and doing puzzles.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sisters: Ann Murphy of Columbia, KY and Carolyn Sue Satterfield of Carthage, TN

5 nieces & nephews: Daniel Gadberry (Betty Sue) of Glensfork, KY, Tammy Hancock, Brenda Long (David), Tommie Lee Arnold (Chris) and Joeann Silcox (Boyd) all of Carthage, TN

3 brothers-in-law: David Murphy (Carolyn Jean) of Fairplay, Clurel “Doc” Murphy and Martin Bryant all of Columbia

3 sisters-in-law: Maggie Grider and Dorothy Murphy of Columbia and Lula Mae Franklin of Greensburg, KY

Her Adanta T R family & her special fur baby

 

Funeral Service: Friday, July 1, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Junior Crawhorn officiating

 

Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery

 

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

 

Pallbearers: Daniel Gadberry, Kodie Gadberry, Hunter Gadberry, and Michael Hancock.

 

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

 

CALVIN ROE GRANT, 82, LOUISVILLE, KY (ADAIR COUNTY NATIVE)


Calvin Roe Grant, 82, of Louisville, KY passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022. He was born on March 23, 1940 in Columbia, KY to Elford and Ruby (Hughes) Grant.

 

Calvin was a loving man who held his family and friends very close to his heart. He was a man of many talents, he created beautiful paintings, taught himself to play guitar, and had a green thumb. Calvin enjoyed spending his time outdoors gardening and hunting. He looked forward to weekends at his home where family and friends would gather for fun and cookouts were memories were built for many beautiful years. Calvin was a wonderful man who will be missed, the memories made will forever be cherished, and he will always be in our hearts. 
 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 3 sisters: Fay Warf, Fannie Sneed, and Freida Bruce.

 

SURVIVORS:

His loving wife of 63 years: Kay Grant

1 daughter: Linda Harris

2 sons: Kenny Grant and Denny (Becky) Grant

6 grandchildren: Carrie, Crystal, Kim, Amanda, Jennifer, and Jenny

9 great-grandchildren: Alissa, Kerstin, Kaylee, Zack, Logan, Natalie, Bailey, Braylee, and Emily A host of nieces, nephews, friends, & extended family

 

Visitation: 3:00pm-8:00pmET on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - Southwest Louisville Chapel, (10304 Dixie Hwy)

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 6:00pmET at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - Southwest Louisville Chapel

 

Graveside Service: Friday, July 1, 2022 at 12:00pmCT at the Grant Cemetery in Adair County, KY

 

This obituary is a courtesy to the family by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.
 

LINDA MILLER, 68, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Linda G. Miller, 68, of Jamestown, KY passed away Monday, June 27, 2022 at the Bowling Green Medical Center. She was born in Somerset, KY on November 8, 1953, a daughter of the late Earlene (Holtzclaw) and William Robertson.
 
She was a homemaker.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband of 51 years: Earl Wayne Miller of Jamestown, KY 
2 daughters: Lisa Bell (Neil) of Jamestown, KY and Joni Jessie (Lee) of Columbia, KY
1 son: Travis Miller (Amanda) of Russell Springs, KY
2 sisters: Ada Neat (Dallas) of Columbia, KY and Cathy Tarter (Kevin) of Russell Springs, KY
1 brother: Brent Robertson (Pat) of Cincinnati, OH
6 grandchildren: Landon Jessie, Brady and Ben Bell, Molly Miller, Baylee and Lauren Jessie
Special friend: Zett Wilson
Several nieces, nephews and other family & friends
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Randy Johnson officiating
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT Thursday at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel 
 
Interment: Rexroat Cemetery in Jamestown, KY
 
Pallbearers: David Neat, Doug Holmes, Brady Bell, Eli Russell, Brad Stephens, Jason Stephens and Landon Jessie
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
 

WILLIAM MICHAEL "BILLY" BERNARD, 68, COLUMBIA, KY

 

William Micheal “Billy” Bernard, 68, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 10:50 P.M. at his summer home. He was born December 25, 1953 in Adair County to the late Losier and Alva Keen Bernard. 

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Bobby and Buddy Bernard; 2 sisters: Betty Bernard Rogers and Mae Bernard Franklin; 5 nephews & a niece: Butch and Jackie Bernard, Ricky Burton, Jimmy, Steve and Marie Franklin.

 

Billy was a drywall hanger for 50 years. He loved hunting and fishing but most of all he loved spending time with his family.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Carolyn Bryant Bernard of Columbia

1 son: Tony and his wife Emily Bernard of Columbia

1 daughter: Emily Bernard of Campbellsville

3 grandchildren: Arron, Courtney and Olivia Bernard

3 great-grandchildren: Thadius, Teagyn and Olivia Bernard

2 sisters: Brenda Simpson of Danville, Indiana, Frances and her husband Jr. Freeman of Indianapolis, Indiana

Several other relatives and friends

 

Funeral service: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Beulah Chapel Brethren In Christ Church

 

Burial: Beulah Chapel Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday at the church

 

Casket Bearers:  Clint Maggard, Dennis Gilbert, Damien Scruggs, Brandon Bryant, Clyde Pennington, Chris Bryant

 

Honorary: Marvin Morgan, Ben Watts, Mike Clements, John Bryant

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

RICHARD ROBERTSON, 70, COLUMBIA, KY


Richard Robertson, 70, of Columbia, KY died Friday, June 24, 2022 at Summit Manor Nursing Home. He was born March 4, 1952 in Peoria, Illinois to the late Delaney and Cecil Stone Robertson.  


Richard was a former truck driver for Kroger and enjoyed watching basketball especially the Adair County Indians and Lady Indians.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 brother: James Robertson of Morton, Illinois

3 nephews and one niece

2 aunts: Judy Coomer of Columbia and Janeice Parnell of Louisville

Several cousins, other relatives & friends


Funeral Service: Monday, June 27, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Knight officiating

 

Burial: Cane Valley Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 9:00 A.M. Monday

 

Casket Bearers: Phillip Cox, Mike Robertson, Jerry Robertson, Dalton Coomer, Delmas Coomer, Danny Wilkinson

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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.
 

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