BD Thompson, 70, of Campbellsville, KY, son of the late Howard Wesley Thompson and Zelma Greer Thompson, was born May 14, 1949 in Taylor County, KY. He died at 1:47 P.M., Wednesday, October 23, 2019 in Nashville, TN.
He professed faith in Christ and was a proud, devoted member of Campbellsville Christian Church.
He was retired from Curtis Maruyasu America, Inc., where he served as a computer specialist.
BD was an avid sports fan and a stand-out athlete in high school baseball and basketball. He later became a referee for basketball and football. He enjoyed spending time with friends at sporting events, playing golf, mowing, being on his boat at the lake, and being with his family. BD was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, and brother-in-law.
BD united in marriage to Melinda Smith August 6, 1977.
Besides his wife, Melinda Thompson of Campbellsville, he is survived by two daughters: Allison Thompson Unger and husband, Chris of Boston, Massachusetts and Emily Thompson Young and husband, Stoye of Bowling Green; three grandchildren: Abby Buser and Logan Young of Bowling Green and Jack Unger of Boston, Massachusetts; one brother, Howard Wesley Thompson of Campbellsville; mother-in-law, Virginia Smith and brother-in-law, Tim Smith and wife, Barb of Campbellsville and a sister-in-law, Judy Smith McDowell of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; several nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
VISITATION: 11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M., Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 4:00 P.M., Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Dr. Joel Patton
BURIAL: Brookside Cemetery
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY ARE REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO AMERICAN KIDNEY FUND OR CAMPBELLSVILLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH AND MAY BE MADE AT THE FUNERAL HOME
Judith Shreve Dorris, 71, of Campbellsville, KY lost her 30+ year battle with Multiple Sclerosis on October 25, 2019 with family, friends and caregivers at her side. She was born July 28, 1948.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Kathryn Shreve, and 1 son, Stephen B. Dorris, II.
SURVIVORS: 1 sister: Kay Hudson (Robert) of Louisville, KY; 2 brothers: Ricky Shreve and David Shreve (Glenda) of Campbellsville, KY; 2 nephews: Shelby Shreve and Nathan Shreve; 3 great nieces, cousins and many friends.
After graduation from Campbellsville College and Western Kentucky University, she was employed by Taylor County Schools for forty years, as teacher, counselor and assistant principal. After retirement, she moved to Louisville to be near her doctors, son and sister. Five years later, she moved back to Campbellsville as she wanted to be in her home as her health continued to fail. She remained in her home with caregivers and hospice care until her death.
Funeral service: 2:00pmET on Monday, October 28, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville
Visitation: 11:00am-2:00pmET on Monday, October 28, 2019
Burial: Brookside Cemetery
The family would like to give a special thanks to those who cared for her in her final days. Expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Hosparus Health of Green River and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.
Barbara W. Sneed, 76, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019 surrounded by her family and friends after a long battle with cancer. She was born on September 9, 1943 to the late James Orville Richard and Myrtle Keltner Richard in Gradyville, KY in Adair County.
Barbara was proud of her family and loved without measure. She also loved her church, the Highview Church of God, and her church family. She was known to all for her welcoming spirit, generous heart and loving nature. She loved to host holiday parties at her home and worked tirelessly to make sure everyone had a good time. She was an exceptional seamstress - winning several blue ribbons in the KY State Fair textile competitions - a wonderful cook and an enthusiastic gardener.
Husband of 57 years: James Arlis Sneed
1 daughter: Beckie Kistler (Gene)
2 sons: James (Lisa Bell); Tim (Kelli)
3 grandchildren: Leigh Ann Travis, Summer & Casey Sneed
3 Sisters: Carolyn Highbaugh, Rachel Stinson, Jeannie Richard
1 brother: Larry Richard
Several nieces & nephews
1 step-brother: Granville Melton
1 step-sister: Sue Jenkins
Step-mother: Creola Richard
Ssister-in-law & brother-in-law: Judy & Charles Higginbotham
Visitation: Monday, October 28, 2019 from 2:00-6:00pmCT and on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 9:00am-11:00amCT
Celebration of Life Service: Tuesday at 11:00amCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Interment: Haven Hill Cemetery, Columbia, KY
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society, but if you truly want to honor Barbara, take time to share a special talent or a love for something with others. Barbara and her heart of gold will certainly live on from doing those things.
Casket Bearers: Casey Sneed, Edward Higginbotham, Steven Smith, Jacob Smith, Caleb McAllister, Elijah McAllister
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Vicki Lynn Emerson, 62, of Russell Springs, KY died Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington. She was born July 19, 1957 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Charles A. Reeds and Georgia Couch Flatt.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark Lee Emerson, Sr., a grandchild, David Earlie Emerson and a brother, James Reed.
5 children: Ricky Harris, Louisville, KY; Melissa Jean Botttom, Somerset, KY; Mark Lee (Brittany) Emerson, Russell Springs, KY; Kyle Reed Emerson, Campbellsville, KY; Justin McBeath Emerson, Russell Springs, KY
1 step-child: Brandi Hill, Clayton, IN
6 grandchildren: Elliot Harris, Brianne Bottom, Mahalia McFee, Macy LeAnn, Aubrey Daniell Powell, & Ella Emerson
2 brothers: Charles A. Reed, Jr., Russell Springs, KY; Lawrence Garland Couch, Phoenix, AZ
3 sisters: Judy Baird, Michigan; Sandra Shepherd, Russell Springs, KY; Christina Stearns
Graveside Service: Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 3:00pmCT at the McBeath Cemetery with Bro. Joe Sillivan officiating
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Alva Lena Wright, 95, of Jamestown, KY died Friday, October 25, 2019 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown, KY. She was born October 10, 1924 in Russell County to the late James Wesley & Dona Stephens McGowan.
Alva was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Hope Separate Baptist Church.
6 children: Zula (Paul) Coomer, Berea, KY; Judy (Don) Smith, Jamestown, KY; Rita Smith, Columbia, KY; Cathie Rogers, Jamestown, KY; Alva Smith (Don Phelps) Russell Springs, KY; James Smith, Louisville, KY
1 sister: Zella Wilson
2 brothers: Leonard McGowan & Leon McGowan
2 step children: Jewell Hogan & Charlie Wright
Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Leamer "Bud" Smith and Ensley Wright, Sr.; 1 daughter: Virginia Gaye Goodin, 3 infant children; 2 stepchildren: Ensley Wright, Jr. & Alene Ashbrook; 3 grandchildren: Jimmy Coomer, Angela York, & Shawn Wilhite; 1 son-in-law: Vick Rogers; and by 14 brothers & sisters.
Funeral Service: 1:00pmCT Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Conner, Bro. David Coffey, and Bro. Randy Brown officiating
Visitation: 10:00am-1:00pmCT Wednesday
Interment: Pine Grove Cemetery, Sunshine
Pallbearers: Don Smith, Don Phelps, Billy Shad Smith, Lee McQueary, Tony York, & Chris York
Honorary Pallbearers: Paul Coomer, Timmy Ballou, Bryan Ballou, & Jason Grant
Memorials are suggested to Gideons International or Hospice of Lake Cumberland. These can be made at the funeral home.
Bernard Funeral Home in charge if arrangements.
Sharon Kay Lawson, 62, of Campbellsville, KY daughter of Margie Edwards and the late Robert Farmer, Sr., was born on October 4, 1957 in Taylor County. She was surrounded by her family when she entered into rest on Saturday, October 12, 2019 in Louisville, KY at Jewish Hospital.
She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Christian faith. Mrs. Lawson was an employee of Serco, where she arranged the travel itineraries for customers of US Airways. She loved her family; her four grandchildren were the ultimate pride and joy in her life. Her caring heart, excellent cooking, and entertaining spirit will be fondly remembered for generations.
Husband: Keith Lawson of Campbellsville
Her mother and stepfather: Margie and Donald Edwards of Campbellsville
3 children: Shannon Hughes and husband Stuart of Elk Horn, DeAnna Reliford and husband Jason of Columbia, and Jessica Thomas and fiancé Titus Carey of Campbellsville
1 sister: Vickie Knifley and husband Rodney of Campbellsville
4 grandchildren: Caleb Hughes, Isaac Underwood, Logan Reliford, and Zachary Johnson
A host of other family and friends
She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Farmer, Jr., and a sister, Karen Farmer.
Funeral Service: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home with Bro. Doug Roberts officiating
Entombment: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum
Visitation: The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 5:00-8:00 PM
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Clemmie Cox, Jr., 75, of Campbellsville, KY son of the late Ethil (Bland) and Clemmie Cox, Sr. passed from this life on Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Lexington at the Baptist Health Center. He was born October 25, 1943.
Mr. Cox had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Woodlawn Christian Church. He had served his God many years as a deacon both at Woodlawn Christian Church and Mannsville Christian Church, and he served his country honorably in the Army National Guard. He retired as a mechanic from Fruit of the Loom after 30 years on the job and worked for Mid South Drilling in Columbia for 15 years. He loved working around the house making repairs both large and small. Besides his church life, though, Mr. Cox had one priority - his family. He spent countless hours both watching and playing sports with his children, and regaled any willing ear with stories of their exploits.
Wife: Ivana (Followell) Cox of Campbellsville,
2 children: Dr. C. Todd and Mrs. Kristin Cox of Newnan, Georgia, and Dr. Alison Cox of Georgetown,
1 sister: Patsy Cox Barnett and husband Thomas of Campbellsville,
2 grandchildren: Benjamin Wesley Cox and Kaitlin Andersen Cox,
Brothers-in-law: Bryant Wilkerson and wife Dorine, and Garry Pepper and wife Mary, all of Campbellsville,
A host of other family and friends.
Funeral Service: Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of the Woodlawn Christian Church, 831 W Main St, Campbellsville, KY with Bro. Fella Wilson officiating
Entombment: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with full military honors being accorded him by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard
Visitation: Wednesday, October 16, from 5:00-8:00 PM at the church
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Those can be made at the church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil Leroy and Mary Elizabeth Harmon Ballou and by one sister, Judith Rosemary Ballou Sexton.
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