Obituaries Archives for 2020-01

ALBERT MADONNA, 95, COLUMBIA

 

Albert G. Madonna, 95, of Columbia, KY died Monday, January 27, 2020 at his residence. Born in Parkesburg, PA he was the son of the late Dominic & Carmela Laudadio Madonna and husband of the late Betty Lou Reese Madonna.
 
Mr. Madonna was a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church and veteran of World War II serving in the U. S. Army.  He loved the outdoors and building wooden boats.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Kathy Madonna-Brown (Keny) of Florida
1 son: Alan Madonna of Pennsylvania
4 grandchildren: Christy Warrington of Columbia, Alan Madonna, Jr. of PA, Vinnie Madonna of FL and Stacey Steese of PA 
3 great grandchildren: Candace Price, Jamie Warrington and Carrie Warrington
 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Consolation Church, 603 West 2nd Ave., Parkesburg, PA followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Family and friends are also invited to attend the viewing at the church from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. 

 

Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com  

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

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JUDI AUSTIN TESTER, 55, COLUMBIA

 
Judi Tester, 55, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at her home. She was born May 28, 1964 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the late George W. and Joan Roberts Austin.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: Mike Tester of Columbia, KY
3 sons & daughters-in-law: Jaremy & Ann Marie Austin of Columbia, KY; Mike & Lindsey Tester II of Glasgow, KY; Wayne & Melinda Tester of Columbia, KY
2 brothers: David Roberts of Minnesota; Phil Austin of Colorado
4 grandchildren
 
The family has chosen cremation and there will be no visitation or service held.
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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GLEN FLIPPO, 64, COLUMBIA

 

Glen Flippo, 64, of Columbia, died suddenly Monday, January 27, 2020 in Lake City, Florida. He was born November 4, 1955 in Owens Crossroads, Alabama.  
 
Glen was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Flippo, 1 daughter, Jenny Turner, and 2 grandchildren.  
 
Glen was a truck driver and currently employed by Rogers Trucking Company in Columbia.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Luella Dawson Flippo of Columbia, KY
His Mother: Opal Foote Flippo of Greenwood, IN
6 Daughters: Angela Flippo of Columbia, KY; Susie Miller of Franklin, IN; Glenda (Kevin) McAlpin of Martinsville, IN; Tonya (Nick) Miller of Akron, IN; Jerri Ann (Josh) Kitchens of Columbia, KY; Lenesa Kolody of Colorado
1 Son: Glen Wheeler of Somerset
1 Brother: Ronald Flippo of Indianapolis, IN
1 Sister: Diane Flippo of Indianapolis, IN
14 grandchildren 
7 great-grandchildren
Special Friends: Larry Power & Mark Schilling, Sr.
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Janes officiating
 
Burial: A.B. Turner Cemetery in the Chance community
 
Visitation: After 3:00 P.M. Saturday
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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CASSANDRA OWENS, 39, SHEPHERDSVILLE

 
Cassandra Jean Owens, 39, of Shepherdsville, KY died Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Jewish South Hospital in Louisville, KY. She was born September 7, 1980 in Jefferson County, KY.
 
Cassandra was preceded in death by a daughter, MaKayla Whaley.
 
SURVIVORS: 
1 son: Jacob Owens, Shepherdsville, KY
Mother: Mary E. Carter, Shepherdsville. KY
Father: Stephen W. Owens, Shepherdsville, KY
4 sisters: Stephanie Allison & Rachelle Morris, both of Louisville, KY; Jessica Stone, Phenix, Alabama; Julie Owens, Bardstown, KY
 
Funeral Service: Saturday February 1, 2020 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Coffey officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00am on Saturday
 
Interment: Tarter Cemetery
 
Pallbearers: Jason Moore, Jessica Stone, John Carter, Jay Miller, Doug Allison, Josh Cooper,
 
Honorary Pallbearer: Billy Carter
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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REBA MAXINE HIGGINBOTHAM, 87, JAMESTOWN

 
Reba Maxine Higginbotham, 87, of Jamestown, KY died Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown. She was born October 3, 1932 in Russell County to the late Hobert & Hattie Bunch Shearer.
 
She was a member of Union Chapel United Methodist Church.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred L. Higginbotham; 2 brothers, Ralph Shearer and Douglas Shearer
 
SURVIVORS:
2 children: Cathy Higginbotham, Richmond, KY; Mitchell (Brenda) Higginbotham, Jamestown, KY
1 grandchild: Stephanie Higginbotham
2 sisters: Jane Estes and Helen Fogle, both of Somerset, KY
 
Funeral Service: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Sexton officiating
 
Visitation: 10:00am-1:00pmCT on Friday
 
Interment: Dixon Cemetery
 
Special Music: Debbie Stephens & Bobbye Butler
 
Pallbearers: Jason Estes, Caleb Reeder, Jordan Helm, Michael Reynolds, Richard Stephens, Mitchell Higginbotham
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Stephanie Higginbotham, Bryan Fogle
 
Memorials suggested to Union Chapel United Methodist Church and these can be made at the funeral Home.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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LOWELL DOUGLAS WALDEN, 64, COLUMBIA

 

Lowell Douglas Walden, 64, of Columbia, KY son of the late Andrew Richard and Anna Francis (Johnson) Walden, was born in Oldham County on May 24, 1955. He departed this life on Saturday, January 25, 2020 in Adair County at T.J. Health Columbia. 
 
Lowell made a profession of faith in Christ and attended Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was a carpenter and farmer by trade, and a member of the Simpsonville Volunteer Fire Department over 40 years. He loved being able to help his community - collecting donations for the Crusade for Children was a favorite time of year for him. He was an avid UK basketball fan and a collector of Elvis memorabilia.
 
He was also preceded in death by an uncle he loved like a father: Ernest Lee Walden; 2 siblings: Andy Lee Walden and Margaret Spears; and 5 nieces and nephews: Danny Cline, Carl Cline, Donald Reese, Kimberly Reese, and Mary Ann Jones.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 children: Lowell Douglas Walden, Jr., Anthony Douglas Walden, and Amanda Walden
5 siblings: Johnny Ray Walden and wife Meryl of Columbia, Helen Gilpin of Indiana, Mary Jo Swartz of Shelbyville, Linda Raisor of Tennessee, and Anna Perkins and husband Donnie of Knifley
15 nieces and nephews: Teresa Abrell, Amy Frost, Stephanie Shuck, John Gregory Walden, Crissy Trail, Mary Ann Swartz, Anthony Swartz, Jeffrey Swartz, Ricky Walden, Allen Ogden, Larry Ogden, Vicki Haycraft, Cindy Cline, Deborah Cline, and Donna Abner
Close friends: Terry Milby and Herby Harrell
A host of other family and friends
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY with Bro. Joey Hicks officiating
 
Burial: Pierce Community Cemetery
 
Visitation: Tuesday, January 28, from 10:00 AM until time for the service at the funeral home
 
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to the funeral expenses. Those can be made in person at the funeral home, or online at www.lrpetty.com/donations. 
 

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JANET SUE FOSTER, 68, COLUMBIA

 
Janet Sue “Sue Sue” Foster, 68, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, January 26, 2020 at her home after an illness.
 
She was born June 10, 1951 to the late Robert Mitchell and Estelle Marie Corbin Ford.  
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Austin Foster, 4 brothers: Charles, Billy, Donnie & Gary Ford and 3 sisters: Betty Greer, Mary Helm & Teresa Burton.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 children and spouses: Tina & Ronnie Dial, Stevie & Michele Foster, Mark & Shanna Foster all of Columbia
8 grandchildren: Teddy, Jessica & Jimmy Pyles, Hanna & Jeremy Durbin, Devan Foster, Amber, Tanner, Sidney & Kynlee Foster
9 great-grandchildren
2 brothers: James & Ronald Ford both of Columbia
4 sisters: Linda Hutchison (Leon), Lorena Smith, Shelia White (Barry) & Darlene Lawhorn
Special Friend: Rebecca Dial
Several other relatives & friends
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Ralph Foster officiating
 
Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 5:00 P.M. Tuesday
 
Casket Bearers: Devan Foster, Tanner Foster, Michael Burton, Danny Foster, Lukas Dial, Donnie Curry, Jason Ford
 
Honorary: Barry White, Camdon Harvey, Rylan Pyles, Troy Ford
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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NORMAN MALONE, 80, JAMESTOWN

 
Norman L. Malone, 80, of Jamestown, KY passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington, KY. He was born in Jamestown, KY on December 26, 1939 a son of the late Lillie (Collins) & William  S. Malone.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 5 sisters: Ruth Stephens, Ruby Murray, Verlie Murray, Mary Blankenship, & Martha Blankenship and by 7 brothers: William Ray, Edwin, Teddy, Weldon, James and Carson Malone.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Mary (Conner) Malone, of Jamestown, KY
1 daughter: Teresa Emerson & husband Mike, of Jamestown, KY
1 granddaughter: April Grider & husband Jonathan, of Russell Springs, KY
A host of nieces and nephews
 
Funeral Service:  1:00pmCT on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Bill Welker and Bro. Jason Walters officiating
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Wednesday at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel
 
Interment: Bethel Cemetery Jamestown, KY
 
The family requests memorial donations to Jamestown Christian Church and can be made at the funeral home.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

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NANCY SUE KILLIAN, 67, COLUMBIA

 
Nancy Sue Killian, 67, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, January 25, 2020 at her residence. Born in Greenfield, IN she was the daughter of the late Arnold and Cora Lee Potts Haste and wife of the late Tony Killian.
 
Mrs. Killian loved crafting, quilting and all animals.
 
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Rodger Haste.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 sons: Jamie Corbin (Mariam) of Columbia, KY; Shannon Corbin of Batesville, IN; Robbie Corbin of North Vernon, IN
8 grandchildren: Brandi, LaShay, James, Miranda, Bryson, Ashelyn, Kody & Ezola Corbin
1 great grandson: Kamden Corbin
2 sisters: Barbara Goldsmith (Gilbert) of Franklin, IN; Toni Sneed of Edinburgh, IN
 
Mrs. Killian chose cremation and no services are scheduled at this time.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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SARA JEAN MARSHALL, 93, COLUMBIA

 

Sara Jean Lawrence Marshall, 93, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Summit Manor Nursing Home. Born in Michigan, she was the daughter of the late George & Mary Frances Stephens Lawrence and wife of the late James Clyde "J.C." Marshall.

 

Mrs. Marshall was a member of the Columbia United Methodist Church and former Librarian at John Adair Middle School. She loved playing bridge and golf.

 

In addition to her parents and first husband, she was preceded in death by her husband’s Welby Thomas and James Burris.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Jim Marshall (Mary Lee) of Russell Springs, KY; Larry Marshall (Rachel) of Elizabethtown, KY

3 grandchildren: Sheri Anderson (Rick) of Russell Springs, Bill Marshall (Bonnie) of White House, TN and Stephen Marshall (Jan) of Lexington, KY

8 great grandchildren

Several other friends & relatives

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Rev. Rob Hoffman and Rev. Rachel Marshall officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: Sunday after 12:00pm at the funeral home

 

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons.

 

 

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BENNIE RAY HADLEY, 72, RUSSELL CO.

 
Bennie Ray Hadley, 72, of Russell Springs, KY died Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at his home. He was born March 16, 1947 in Portland, Oregon to the late Frances Annie Hadley.
 
SURVIVORS:
Several cousins 
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Ronnie Sulllivan speaking
 
Visitation: After 9:00amCT on Saturday
 
Interment: Jack Lawless Cemetery
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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R.B. GEORGE, 81, WINDSOR

 
R.B. George, 81, of Windsor, KY died Monday, January 20, 2020 at his residence. He was born November 10, 1938 in Russell County, KY to the late Amos & Nellie Brummett George.
 
R.B. loved to coon hunt.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Clydene George and a daughter, Rebecca George.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 children: Rosalie (Richie) Wilson, Windsor, KY; Curtis (Vickie) George, Jamestown, KY
2 grandsons: Cayden George & Dillon George
1 sister: Mae Dominick, Indiana
Host of other half sisters/brothers
 
Funeral Service: Friday, January 24, 2020 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Conner officiating
 
Visitation: After 12:00pmCT on Friday
 
Interment: Square Oak Cemetery
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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DOROTHY MAE SHELLEY, 95, COLUMBIA

 
Dorothy Mae Shelley, 95, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Summit Manor Nursing Home. Born in Greensburg, KY she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lorraine Squires Thompson and wife of the late John Marshall Shelley Sr.
 
Mrs. Shelley was a member of the Columbia United Methodist Church and a former employee of First and Farmers Bank, formerly known as First National Bank of Columbia, where she gave 44 years of service to the citizens of Adair County. She loved gardening, quilting and working outdoors in her yard.
 
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a sister Peggy Mitchell.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: J.M. Shelley Jr. (Marla) of Columbia, KY
2 grandsons: John Shelley III (Jamie) of Columbia, KY; Alex Eugene Shelley (Jessica) of Taylorsville, KY
4 great grandchildren: John Marshall Shelley IV, Jackson Shelley, Gabe Shelley & Seth Shelley
 
Funeral Service: 11:00amCT on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Davenport and Rev. Rob Hoffman officiating 
 
Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery
 
Visitation: Friday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Saturday morning until time for the service
 
Pallbearers: Dorothy's grandsons & great grandsons
 
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Green River Hosparus or the Columbia United Methodist Church. Donations may be left at the funeral home. 
 

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DONNIE KEITH DYER, 70, COLUMBIA

 
Donnie Keith Dyer, 70, of Columbia, KY passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020 at T.J. Health Columbia. Donnie was born on January 1, 1950 in Adair County, KY to the late Herman Dyer and Cassie Riley Dyer. 
 
Donnie was a former employee of Gibson Lumber and Cox Interior and a former member of the Breeding Fire Department.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 7 siblings: Eva Mae Thrasher, Joyce Farlee, Martha York, William Dyer, Homer Dyer, Ralph Dyer, and Mervin Dyer.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 Daughters: Angela Huff (Shawn) of Columbia, KY; Vickie Karnes of Columbia, KY
2 Brothers: Roger Dyer(Donna) of Breeding, KY; Larry Dyer (Jane) of Burkesville, KY
2 Sisters: Nancy Groce (Bruce) of Burkesville, KY; Sandra Spears of Breeding, KY
5 Grandchildren: Melissa Helm (Pete), Brian McGill (Brenna), Kylie Rayburn (C.J. Hammons), Kendrick Rayburn, & Jacob Allen Huff
5 Great Grandchildren: Riley Nevaeh Helm, Arabella Hammons, Jasper Lee McGill, London Grace Helm, & Julian Hammons
Mother of his children: Carolyn Dyer of Columbia, KY
A host of other relatives & friends
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 1:00pmCT at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY 
 
Burial: Burkesville Cemetery
 
Visitation: 5:00-9:00pmCT on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at the funeral home
 
Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home in Burkesville, KY in charge of arrangments.
 

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BENNY RAY LAWSON, 63, COLUMBIA

 
Benny Ray Lawson, 63, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, January 19, 2020 at his residence. Born in Campbellsville, KY, he was the son of the late Orby Lawson and Euna Hixson Cravens of Columbia (who survives). 
 
Benny was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
 
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a half-brother, Kevin Bennett.
 
SURVIVORS:
Mother: Euna Hixson Cravens of Columbia, KY
2 brothers: Douglas Edward Lawson & Steve Lane Lawson
1 half-sister: Lisa Coffey 
Several nieces & nephews
 
The family chose cremation and no services are scheduled at this time.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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RICHARD BANKS, 71, COLUMBIA

 
Richard A. Banks, 71, of Columbia, KY died Friday, January 17, 2020 at 2:25 A.M. at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia. He was born August 21, 1948 in Adair County, KY, a son of the late Winfrey Banks and Lois Farris Banks (who survives).
 
Richard was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church and the Adair County Cattlemen’s Association. He was a farmer.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Barbara Bottoms Banks of Columbia, KY
Mother: Lois Farris Banks of Columbia, KY
1 daughter: Sheri Banks Little of Columbia, KY
2 grandsons: Isaac & Jeff Little both of Columbia, KY
1 brother: Randall Banks of Columbia, KY
1 sister & brother-in-law: Betty & Bobby Brockman of Mt. Juliet, TN
Several other relatives & friends
 
Funeral Service: Friday, January 24, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with cremation to follow. Bro. Lanny Garner will officiate.
 
Visitation: Ater 2:00 P.M. on Friday, January 24, 2020
 
The family would prefer a donation to the American Diabetes Association in place of flowers; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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MARY DEAN WILSON, 81, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Mary Dean Wilson, 81, of Russell Springs, KY died Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset. She was born July 10, 1938 in Russell County to the late Martin Luther & Mary Ada (Foley) Wilson.
 
Mary was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers; Jimmy, Everett, and Bennie Wilson and 5 sisters: Elizabeth Foley, Joan Wilson, Bonnie Frankin, Alice Lee, & Helen James.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sisters: Edith Wilson, Russell Springs, KY; Emma Thomas, Mt. Washington, KY
1 brother: Max Wilson, Mt. Washington, KY
A host of nieces, nephews and great nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 11:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Robertson officiating
 
Visitation: Monday from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and Tuesday after 8:00amCT
 
Interment: New Friendship Cemetery
 
Special music: Glen & Willowdean Richardson
 
Pallbearers: Lance Franklin, Rex Wilson, Joey Wilson, Wayne Wilson, Jackey Wilson, & Jason Wilson
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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MICHAEL STEPHEN DUNLAP, 64, CAMPBELLSVILLE

 
Michael Stephen Dunlap, 64, of Campbellsville, KY passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Nortons Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was born in Campbellsville, KY on December 1, 1955, a son of the late Charles Warren &  Janet (Morris) Dunlap.
 
Michael was a  nurse anesthetist at Taylor Regional Hospital.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Dunlap.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Judy (Cooper) Dunlap of Campbellsville, KY
2 sons: Charles Cooper Dunlap & wife Carlotta of Greensburg, KY; Joseph Grant Dunlap & wife Natalie of Brentwood, TN
4 grandchildren: Camren, Skyler, Gavin and Harrison Dunlap
 
Funeral Service: 1:00pmCT on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, Jamestown, KY with Bro. Gary Morris officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Tuesday at H. E. Pruitt Memory Chapel.
 
Interment: Rexroat Cemetery in Jamestown, KY
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

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RANDY HUCKABY, 64, ADAIR CO.

 

Randy Huckaby, 64, of Columbia, KY (Cane Valley community) died Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at his home. He was born September 29, 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Jesse Hobart and Juanita Saunders Huckaby
 
Randy was employed by Osh Kosh B’Gosh for several years and most recently a carpenter.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Malinda Dye Huckaby of Columbia
1 son: Dustin Huckaby of Columbia
2 daughters: Kim Popplewell and husband Chris, Amanda Dartt and husband Josh all of Columbia
1 brother: Raymond Huckaby of Russell Springs
1 sister: Jean Terry of Columbia
2 grandchildren: Brooklyn and Addie Popplewell
Several nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Watson officiating
 
Burial: Cane Valley Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 5:00 P.M. Saturday
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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VICKIE JO BROOKS, 54, COLUMBIA

 
Vickie Jo Brooks, 59, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, January 16, 2020 at T.J. Health Columbia. She is the daughter of Herb and Sharon Walton of Indiana.
 
Ms. Brooks chose cremation and no services are scheduled at this time. 
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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MARY ANNIS FEESE COOLEY, 86, ADAIR CO.

 

Mary Annis Feese Cooley, 86, of the Egypt Community of Adair County, KY died Tuesday, January 14, 2020. She was born September 28, 1933 the first of three children of the late Earl & Verna Ferrell Feese.

 

Mary was a member of Plum Point Baptist Church where she attended faithfully and enjoyed being a part of the music program. She attended Egypt Christian Church most of her adult life where she taught Sunday School and led singing. Mary was renowned for her knowledge of the Bible, often recruited for discussions. She was a founding member of the Egypt Gospel Quartet and anyone who knew her understood she was passionate about gospel music, especially four part harmony. They blessed countless people throughout the years with live shows at various venues, published recordings, and a live radio program featured on WAIN for many years. Second, only to her love of the Lord, was her dedication and love for family and community. Mary retired from Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville after 44 years of dedicated service.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 daughters: Jean Corbin & husband Terry of Columbia, KY; Lois Kologinczak of Texas

3 grandchildren: Cyndi Skains & husband Jerry of Texas; Mitch McKinley & wife Angie of Texas; Jason Claywell & fiance Rebecca Ball of Somerset, KY

4 great grandchildren: Sara & Hannah McKinley, Lauryn & Corwyn Skains

1 brother: Alton Feese & wife Hilda of Columbia, KY

1 nephew: Lewis Feese & wife Natalie

1 niece: Nan Coleman & husband Chris

Special caregivers: Anna Burton, Monica Pierce, & Rosie Edwards

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 11:00amCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Patton & Bro. Steve Willis officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 4:00pmCT on Friday, January 17, 2020

 

Casket Bearers: Jason Claywell, Jerry Skains, mitch McKinley, Lewis Feese, Chris Coleman, & James Feese

 

The family requests expressions of sympathy be in the form of donations of Gideon Bibles or to Hosparus of Green River. These may be left at the funeral home.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in Columbia, KY is in charge of arrangements.

 

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PAUL EUGENE WOOLDRIDGE, 77, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 

Paul Eugene Wooldridge, 77, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Wolf Creek Dam of an apparent drowning. He was born November 4, 1942 in Jamestown, KY, son of the late Londo Wooldridge & Enola Russell Wooldridge.
 
Paul was a cabinet maker and a veteran of the US Army.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 Brother: Clyde Wooldridge, Russell Springs, KY
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 10:00amCT at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Garlin Wilson officiating
 
Interment: McElroy Cemetery, Russell Springs, KY
 
There will be no visitation prior to the service.
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  
 

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JOHN CASEY, 37, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
John S. Casey, 37, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 at his residence. John was born in Glasgow, KY on July 18, 1982 a son of Kathy (Payne) and Jerry Casey of Russell Springs, KY.
 
John was a butcher at Save-A-Lot.
 
SURVIVORS:
Parents: Jerry Casey & Kathy (Payne) Casey of Russell Springs, KY
A host of cousins, other family & friends
 
Memorial Service: Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 2:00pmCT at Coffey Hill Friendship Church in Russell Springs, KY
 
Visitation: After 1:00pmCT on Saturday at Coffey Hill Friendship Church
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

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JONATHAN HUDDLESTON, 29, NORTH CAROLINA (FORMERLY OF RUSSELL CO.)

 
Jonathan S. Huddleston, 29, of Etowah, NC, formerly of Russell County, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020 at his residence. Jonathan was born in Somerset, KY on May 9, 1990 a son of Virginia (Russell) Huddleston of Etowah, NC and Stewart K. Huddleston of Corbin, KY.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: Clark Kent & Cayden James Huddleston, both of Russell Springs, KY
3 brothers: Aaron Huddleston, of Jamestown, KY; Derrick Roberts, of Somerset, KY; Christopher Roberts, of Liberty, KY
A host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Daniel Smith officiating 
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Saturday 
 
Interment: Jamestown Cemetery
 
The family is asking for memorial donations to help with funeral expenses and these can be made at funeral home.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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ALDINE DOCKERY, 84, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Aldine Dockery, 84, of Russell Springs, KY died Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Russell County Hospital. She was born April 10, 1935 in Russell County to the late Jason B. & Josephine Dunbar Wilson.
 
Aldine was a homemaker and a member of Square Oak Separate Baptist Church.
 
In additon to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Rex Dockery and a brother, Clifford Wilson.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 children: Evelyn (Joe) Miller, Rockfield, KY; Jeanie (Keith) Hall, Jamestown, KY; Verlene (Jerry) Rogers, Columbia, KY
4 grandchildren: Amy (Chris) Blaydes, Beth Lawless, Jason (Sara) Hall, & Jennifer (Jason) Kempf
2 great grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 10:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Conner and Bro. Troy Coffey officiating
 
Visitation: 5:00-8:00pmCT on Friday and after 8:00amCT on Saturday
 
Interment: Square Oak Cemetery
 
Pallbearers: Jason Hall, Jason Kempf, Chris Blaydes, Vince Wilson, Joseph Miller, & Corey Rogers
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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KAY SHEARER, 69, JAMESTOWN

 
Kay Shearer, 69, of Jamestown, Ky. died Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the Russell County Hospital. She was born October 3, 1950 in Russell County to the late Tulsa B. & Audrey Pearl Tucker McGowan.
 
She was a cook at the Russell County Middle Schools and a member of Jamestown Church of the Nazarene.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Shearer; 8 siblings: Doyle McGowan, Don McGowan, Houston McGowan, Sharmain Wooldridge, Coy McGowan, David McGowan, Chuck McGowan, & Timmy McGowan.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 children: Kimberly (Dale) Carey, Russell Springs, KY; Kevin Scott (Joy) Shearer, and Nicholas Jack (Jamie) Shearer, of Jamestown, KY
7 grandchildren: Kennedy Coffey, Joshua Carey, Sophie Shearer, Jack Shearer, Maddox Shearer, Aubrey Kate Shearer & Sadie Grace Shearer
2 great grandchildren: Hank Coffey & Kash Coffey
2 brothers: Drew McGowan & Limmy McGowan, both of Jamestown, KY
1 sister: Lana White, Ashland, KY
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 10:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Casey Davis officiating
 
Visitation: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 5:00-8:00pmCT and after 8:00amCT on Thursday
 
Interment: Jamestown Cemetery
 
Special music: Joshua Carey
 
Pallbearers: Kevin Shearer, Nicholas Shearer, Kennedy Coffey, Joshua Carey, Jack Shearer, & Maddox Shearer
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Hank Coffey & Kash Coffey
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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SUSAN OLIPHANT, 45, ADAIR CO.

 
Susan Oliphant, 45, of the Milltown Community of Adair County, KY daughter of Chere Hansen Oliphant Evans and David William Evans of Adair County and the late Clyde D. Oliphant, was born March 17, 1974 in Orem, Utah and departed this life on Monday, January 13, 2020 at her home. 
 
Susan had her teaching degree from Brigham Young University, and was also a secretary for the family. She was also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Sulpher Well, KY.
 
SURVIVORS:
Mother & step-father: Chere Hansen Oliphant Evans & David William Evans of Adair County
7 brothers & 6 sisters-in-law: Steven & Melody Olipahnt of Utah; Scott & Jen Oliphant of Kansas; Daniel & Janell Evans of Texas; Robert & Carlie Evans of Utah; Jacob & Sarah Evans of Texas; Benjamin & Brittany Evans of Columbia, KY; Jonathan Evans of Tennessee
4 sisters & 2 brothers-in-law: Jennie & Jeremy Miller of Arizona; Kathryn & Brigham Griffin of Utah; Rebecca Evans of Utal; Liz Evans of Utah
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Funeral Service: Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 10:30amCT at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Sulpher Well
 
Burial: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 8:00am on Saturday at the church
 
Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home in Greensburg in charge of the service arrangements.
 

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DEVON ALEXANDER ANDERSON, 12, LEBANON (FORMERLY OF GREEN CO.)

 
Devon Alexander Anderson, 12, of Lebanon, KY, formerly of Green County, KY son of James Everett Anderson, Jr. and Shana Marie Parsons of Lebanon, KY was born February 28, 2007 in Louisville, KY and departed this life on Sunday, January 12, 2020 in Greensburg. 
 
He had made a profession of faith in Christ, attended Greensburg Baptist Church, and was a honor roll student in the 7th grade.
 
SURVIVORS:
Parents: James Everett Anderson, Jr. & Shana Marie Parsons of Lebanon, KY
Grandparents: James E. Anderson, Sr., Mary Ann Anderson, Duane & Wendy Parsons, and Dave Coning all of Indiana
2 brothers: Brent Morgan and companion Cassandra Hollins of Campbellsville; Quinton Anderson of Lebanon
3 sisters: Brieana Anderson and companion Paul Bentley of Indiana; Heaven McCarter and companion J.J. Orberson of Campbellsville; Megan Anderson and companion Steven of Lebanon
4 nieces: Callie Jo Harrison, Serenity Morgan, Peyton Morgan, Ellie Mae Morgan
1 nephew: Christopher James Collins
Expectant niece: Kaizley Grace Orberson
Several aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends
 
Devon was preceded in death by a nephew: Gunner Leo Pellman on September 23, 2018.
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Memorial Service: 3:00pmCT on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Greensburg Baptist Church with Bro. Blake Jessie and Bro. Todd Young officiating
 
Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home in Greensburg in charge of arrangements.
 
For online condolences log onto: www.cowherdandparrott.com or Facebook.
 

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JIM MOSS, 71, COLUMBIA

 
Jim Moss, 71, of Columbia, KY died at his home in December, 2019. He was born January 21, 1948 to the late James Philip and Geraldine Baker Moss. 
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Janice Coomer. 
 
Jim was a member of Egypt Christian Church and a United States Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He served the Adair County School District as a teacher, coach and Athletic Director where he was a mentor and positive influence to many. He was a wonderful father and a loving husband that will be missed by his family, church and community.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Linda Finn Moss of Columbia
1 daughter: Amy Moss of Columbia
Several other relatives and friends
 
Memorial Service: Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Egypt Christian Church
 
Visitation: After 1:00 P.M. on Sunday until time for the service at the church
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to WINGS of Egypt Christian Church.  Envelopes will be left at the church or can be made at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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RAMONA (WHEELER) BARBEE, 80, COLUMBIA

 
Ramona Barbee, 80, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, January 12, 2020 at her home. She was born April 9, 1939 in Sparksville, KY to the late Ottie and Maxine Harvey Wheeler.  
 
Ramona was one of the most loved high school teachers in Adair County and impacted so many lives, retiring after 27 years in the Adair County School System, most of those years in the business department. She always rooted for the underprivileged student to excel and become the most they could be.  She always brought a smile to whomever she met and welcomed everyone for an amazing country cooked meal. Ramona was a member of Columbia Christian Church.
 
She married Joe Lynn Barbee of Columbia, KY and together they had 2 daughters.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Susan Barbee-Harvey & husband Terry of Columbia, KY; Sarah Espinosa & husband Victor of Lexington, KY
1 granddaughter: Annelise Kate Espinosa
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Martin officiating
 
Burial: Columbia Cemetery
 
Visitation: Tuesday from 4:00-8:00 P.M. and any time before the service on Wednesday
 
The family would prefer that a donation to Hosparus be made in place of flowers. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
 
Casket Bearers:  William Burton, Tommy Phelps, Tommy Grider, Henry Sandusky, Matt Loy, Chuck Rogers
 
Honorary:  Larry Legg, Lynn Earl Huddleston, Jack Collins, Dr. Mark Hyatt, Glenn Breeding
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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WAYNE ALLEN MEDARIS, 77, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Wayne Allen Medaris, 77, of Russell Springs, KY died Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Russell County Hospital. He was born May 30, 1942 in Jeffersonville, IN to the late Joe Allen & Helen Tarter Medaris. 
 
Wayne was a Veteran of U.S. Navy and a boat builder.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Rosan Medaris, Russell Springs, KY
3 daughters: Kimberly Medaris, Seattle, WA; Tammy Medaris, Lexington, KY; Becky Medaris, Jamestown, KY
4 grandchildren: Angola, Jonathon, Halei, & Caitlin
1 great grandchild: Alicia
1 sister-in-law: Sherita Medaris, Jamestown, KY
 
Cremation was chosen and no funeral service will be held.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs, KY is in charge of arrangements.
 

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DAVID LEE MATTHEWS, 66, COLUMBIA

 
David Lee “Gobbles” Matthews, 66, of Columbia, KY died Friday, January 10, 2020 at his residence. Born in Columbia, KY he was the son of the late Jessie David and Margaret Edith Cook Matthews.
 
Mr. Matthews was of the Methodist faith; he loved auctions and was a collector of many things.  He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Vivian Burton Matthews
2 sons: Clinton David Matthews (Dawn) of Georgetown, KY; Christopher David Matthews (Samantha Phipps) of Columbia
2 grandsons: Trevor Scott Matthews (Jacey) and Hunter Cade Matthews
David was greatly anticipating the birth of his first great grandchild
1 sister: Mary Morrison (Mike) of Columbia
2 brothers: Bill Matthews (Regina) and Larry Matthews both of Columbia
Several nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: 1:00pmCT on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Janes and Bro. Ralph Foster officiating
 
Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery
 
Visitation: Sunday from 4:00-8:00pmCT at the funeral home and will continue on Monday morning until time for the service
 
Pallbearers: Trevor Matthews, Hunter Matthews, Billy “Douchy” Matthews, James Morrison, Travis Burton and J. T. Burton
 

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BARBARA ANN ANDREW, 82, COLUMBIA

 
Barbara Ann Andrew, 82, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Louisville, KY. Born in Adair County, KY she was the daughter of the late J.W. and Marguerite Kirk Dudley.  
 
Mrs. Andrew was a member of the Glensfork Christian Church and the Adair Co. Homemakers.  She loved reading, cooking and genealogy.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband Billy Andrew of Columbia
1 son: Billy Andrew, Jr. (Tammy) of Glensfork
1 brother-in-law: Jason Andrew (Jo) of Georgia
Cousins: Tim Dudley, Rebecca Darr, Darlene Knight and Jess Kirk
Special friends: Diane Coomer, Gene & Sue Ann Collins, Charles & Lynette Odell and Marilyn & Earl Coffey
 
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister Ella Loraine Andrew.
 
Funeral Service: 1:00pmCT on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Ivan Tucker officiating
 
Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
 
Visitation: Saturday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Sunday morning until time for the service 
 
Pallbearers: Gene Wade Antle, Garrett Antle, Gevon Antle, Brent Cundiff, Matthew Brummett and Derrick Padgett
 

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IDA DEE PRICE, 74, FORMERLY OF COLUMBIA

 
Ida Dee Price, 74, formerly of Columbia, KY died Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 6:00 A.M. at Rockcastle Regional Hospital in Mt. Vernon, KY. She was born June 19, 1945 in Gradyville, KY to the late Robert & Eula Parson Bryant.
 
Ida was formerly employed by McDonalds in Columbia.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 brothers: Robert Bryant of Columbia, KY; Ray Bryant of Somerset, KY
Several other relatives & friends
 
Graveside Service: Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:00amCT at Haven Hill Cemetery with Bro. Willard Parson officiating
 
There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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DONALD VERNON JERUE, 77, COLUMBIA

 
Donald Vernon JeRue, 77, of Columbia, KY was born to the late Vernon Addison & Verda Carter JeRue on March 3, 1942 in Cook County, Illinois. He passed from this life on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at T.J. Health Columbia.
 
Mr. JeRue professed faith in Christ and was a member of Calvary Temple. He was a former employee of Commonwealth Edison Company in Illinois and an honorable veteran of the United States Army.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife of nearly 39 years: Mrs. Janet (Herron) JeRue
5 children: Donnie JeRue and wife Angela of Danville, IL; Jackie Spurgin of Louisiana; Lynn Ring & husband Ron of Decatur, IL; Dean “Honcho” Holycross of Danville, IL; Chantel Reasor & husband Jeff of Texas
16 grandchildren
6 great-grandchildren
Joe & Susan Richards and the remaining church family
16 brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law
A host of other family and friends
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 8:00 PM EST (7:00 PM CST) in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY with Bro. Troy McWhorter officiating
 
Visitation: Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 PM EST (5:00-7:00 PM CST) at the funeral home
 
Cremation rites will be accorded Mr. JeRue after the service. He will be interred in the Lebanon National Cemetery at a later date.
 

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JOYCE LOY HOOTS, 84, COLUMBIA

 
Joyce (Loy) Hoots, 84, of Columbia, KY passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 following a sudden illness. She was born March 26, 1935 in Russell County, KY to the late James Alexander and Gertrude (Lawless) Loy. 
 
She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, and sister. Joyce moved to Adair County at the age of 18, and in 1953 met and married the love of her life, Walter (Gene) Hoots, who preceded her in death in February 2018.  
 
Joyce was also preceded in death by 2 brothers & their wives: Donald Loy & wife Joyce and Kenneth Loy & wife Deanna; 2 brothers-in-law: Royce Wilson and Rev. Bob Hoots; 3 sisters-in-law: Phyllis Loy, Ellen Loy, and Shirley (Hoots) Frank.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 children: Mayor Pamela Hoots of Columbia, KY; Dr. Cathy (Hoots) Abell & husband Paul of Bowling Green, KY; Honorable Douglas Hoots & wife Tami of Lexington, KY
3 grandchildren: Dr. Caitlyn (Abell) Bruns & husband Alex of Ames, Iowa; Ryan Hoots & wife Heather of Lexington, KY; Anna Claire Hoots of Lexington, KY
1 great-grandchild: Palmer Rose Hoots of Lexington, KY
Her grand dog: Jakky (who visited her daily)
5 siblings: Clifford Loy, Billie J. Loy, Bobbie (Randall) Jones, Nellie Wilson, and Charles D. (Lynda) Loy 
1 sister-in-law: Peggy Hoots
1 brother-in-law: Anton Frank
 
Funeral Service: Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11:00amCT at Grissom Martin Funeral Home with Rev. David Kemp and Rev. Brent Piatt officiating and music provided by Barney & Mary Ann Burns and Sharon & Phyllis Payne.
 
Visitation: Thursday, January 9, 2020 beginning at 4:00pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
 
Memorials can be made to the Walter (Gene) and Joyce Hoots Scholarship Fund and may be made at the funeral home or at Community Trust Bank, 1005 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY 42728 with designation noted to the scholarship fund. The scholarship is utilized in supporting an Adair County student, pursuing secondary education in a vocational field.  
 
Pallbearers (her nephews): Barry Loy, Victor Loy, Honorable Jeff Loy, Tim Loy, Patrick Loy, Darren Loy, Derrell Wilson, David Wilson, Dr. Barney Jones, Greg Jones, Matthew Loy, Dr. Eric Loy, John Loy, Paul Frank, and Mark Hoots
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Elliot Burton, Greg Dykes, Rev. Ben Johnson, Dennis Loy, Chuck Rogers, Larry Rooks, Rev. Rick Shelton, Jimmy Tupman, and John Tupman
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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MARTHA DUNBAR, 92, COLUMBIA

 
Martha Dunbar, 92, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at her residence. She was born April 15, 1927 in Cumberland County, KY to the late Rev. Frank J. and Lula Dronaugh Hulse.
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Dunbar in 1957.  
 
Martha retired from the Adair County Board of Education and was of the Methodist faith.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Joseph Bennett Dunbar & wife Cynthia of Lubbock, Texas
5 grandchildren: Nga (David) Fagerstrom of Pennsylvania; Chele (Tom) Pirch of Lubbock, Texas; Ann Marie (Jaremy) Austin of Columbia, KY; Marcy (Joe) Helms of Hickory Creek, Texas; Joey (Betsy) Edwards of Austin, Texas
11 Great-Grandchildren including locally Aaron & Adrian Ballou, Ashton & Jordan Nixon
 
Graveside Service: Friday, January 10, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. in the Columbia Cemetery with burial to follow
 
There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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PATRICIA JANES, 77, LOUISVILLE (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
Patricia Janes, 77, of Louisville, KY died Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Rockford Manor Nursing Home in Louisville, KY. Born in Breeding, KY she was the daughter of the late Hobson and Mable Vera Tabor Janes.
 
Ms. Janes was a member of the Chestnut Grove Christian Church. She loved music, singing and playing games.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 sister: Juanita Underhill (Ed) of Shepardsville, KY
1 sister-in-law: Estelle Janes of Columbia
Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces & great-nephews
 
Funeral Service: Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Jessie Hagan officiating
 
Visitation: Thursday from 4:00-8:00pmCT at the funeral home
 
Burial: Chestnut Grove Cemetery
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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DAYTON LUTTRELL, 81, DUNNVILLE

 
Dayton Luttrell, 81, of Dunnville, KY passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the Danville Health and Rehab Center in Danville, KY. He was born in Windsor, KY on March 28, 1938, a son of the late Oliver Taft Luttrell & Sarah Emma (Ragle) Luttrell.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Dorothy (Copley) Luttrell, of Dunnville, KY
2 daughters, Phyllis Broughton and Rena (Craig) Sharpe, both of Mt. Washington, KY
3 sons: Phillip (Wanda) Luttrell, and Kenny Luttrell, of Dunnville, KY; Michael (Cindy) Luttrell, of Liberty, KY
2 sisters: Rebia Brockman and  Reatha Eads, of Windsor, KY
1 brother: Shine (Geneva) Luttrell, of Windsor, KY
9 Grandchildren
8 Great Grandchildren
A host of nieces, nephews, cousins & friends
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11:00amCT at Bethel Baptist Church, 908 Decatur Rd, Dunnville, KY with Bro. Delvin Wilson officiating
 
Visitation: 5:00pm-8:00pmCT on Friday, January 10, 2020 and after 9:00amCT on Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church
 
Interment: Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Dunnville, KY
 
The family requests memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association and can be made at the church.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY in charge of arrangements.
 

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EMILIO LUIS, NEWBORN, RUSSELL SPRINGS


Emilio Luis, age 0, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, January 6, 2020 at UK Hospital in Lexington, KY. He was born Monday, January 6, 2020 in Lexington, the son of Alexia Noyola of Russell Springs, KY and Demetrio Pastor of Morristown, TN.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Curtis and Carolyn Neal. 
 
SURVIVORS:
Mother: Alexia Noyola, Russell Springs, KY 
Father: Demetrio Pastor, Morristown, TN
Grandmothers: Jennifer Montanez, Russell Springs, KY; Javier & Ashley Noyola, Jamestown, KY 
Great grandmother: Josefina Torres, Mexico
A host of aunts and uncles
 
Funeral Service: 2:00pmCT on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Avery Russell & Bro. Danny Bailey officiating

Visitation: 11:00am-2:00pmCT on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Wilson Funeral Home 

Interment: Hadley Cemetery, Hwy 55, Jamestown, KY

Expressions of sympathy are to take the form of a contribution to help with funeral expenses and may be left at the funeral home the day of the service. 
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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J.S. EMERSON, 86, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 

J.S. Emerson, 86, of Russell Springs, KY died Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Russell County Hospital. He was born January 4, 1934 in Russell County to the late Ira & Elda Harris Emerson.
 
Mr. Emerson was a member of Russell Springs United Baptist Church where he served as deacon, song leader, and teacher. He was co-owner of Emerson's Manufacturing Company and a former Russell Springs City Councilman.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Hubbard.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Elizabeth Emerson, Russell Springs
1 son: Charles (Angela) Emerson, Russell Springs
2 grandchildren: Tiffany (Kendall) Catron and Justin Ray Emerson, both of Russell Springs
2 great granddaughters: Taylor Catron and Jalyn Catron
1 brother: Estus (June) Emerson, Russell Springs
1 brother-in-law: Bobby Hubbard, Russell Springs
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 10:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Glen Richardson, Bro. Ronald Wilson, and Bro. Ryan Coffey officiating
 
Visitation: Tuesday, January 7, 2019 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and on Wednesday beginning at 8:00amCT
 
Interment: Russell Springs City Cemetery
 
Pallbearers: Gary Emerson, Jeff Hubbard, Bodie Emerson, Dennis Gosser, Kevin Antle, & Kendall Catron
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Kenny Catron & Mark Kinnett
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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TIMMY GREEN, 49, COLUMBIA

 

Timothy Dale “Timmy” Green , 49, of Columbia, KY died Monday, January 6, 2020 at the Russell County Hospital. Born in Columbia, KY he was the son of the late Barbara Jean Powell Green, and L.C. Green of Columbia who survives.

 

Timmy was a 1988 graduate of Adair County High School and a graduate of Western Kentucky University.

 

SURVIVORS:

Father: L.C. Green of Columbia, KY 

1 sister: Beth Sneed (Jeremy) of Russell Springs, KY

2 brothers: Chris Green (Cathy) of Ragley, LA; Troy Green (Cheryl) of Columbia, KY

6 nieces and nephews: Molly Green, Callie Montgomery, Caleb Green, Jesse Green, Toby Green and Case Sneed

4 great nephews: Greylon, Grifton, Roby and Quaid Green

Special friend: Angela Vincent Withers of Owensboro, KY

God-daughter: Jennifer Withers of Owensboro, KY

Several friends and other relatives

 

Memorial Service: 6:00pmCT on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Stacey Huff officiating

 

Visitation: Thursday from 2:00-6:00pmCT at the funeral home

 

Mr. Green chose cremation.

 

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THELMA GRIDER WOOLDRIDGE, LOUISVILLE (RUSSELL CO. NATIVE)

 
Thelma Grider Wooldridge of Louisville, KY (formerly of Jamestown, KY) died Saturday, January 4, 2020.
 
Thelma was a member of Highland Christian Church and a homemaker.
 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Loy Wooldridge.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter, Lisa Stanley & husband David
2 brothers: Charles Grider (Margaret) and Roger Grider
2 sisters: Lois Piercy and Mayme Hamilton
2 grandchildren: David Stanley, Jr. (Alexa) and Jonathan "Jonny" Stanley (Erin)
3 great grandchildren: Jaxon, Bode and Lincoln
 
Funeral Service: 10:00amET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Owen Funeral Home,  5317 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY
 
Interment: Lawless Cemetery in Jamestown, KY
 
Visitation: 5:00pm-8:00pmET on Tuesday at Owen Funeral Home
 
Local Graveside Service: 12:00pmCT on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Lawless Cemetery in Jamestown
 
Expressions of sympathy may be made to American Red Cross.
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
 

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PEGGY MURPHY, 60, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Peggy Murphy, 60, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Russell County Hospital. She was born on December 24, 1959 in Russell Springs, KY, a daughter of the late Dewey Ethard Gosser & Mossie Upton Gosser.
 
Peggy was a nurse's aid.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 brother, Marty Gosser. 
 
SURVIVORS:
1 Daughter: Madison LaShae Bryant, Russell Springs, KY
5 Sisters: Wanda Samlot & Frances Polston, both of Russell Springs, KY; Vicki Hancock & Sandra Combs, both of Hopkinsville, KY; Alisa Carpenter of Mt. Vernon, KY
1 Brother: Tony Gosser, Grand Junction, Colorado
Her significant other: Paul Bryant (Madison's father)
A host of nieces & nephews
 
Visitation: 4:00pm-6:00pmCT on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY
 
No funeral service is scheduled.
 
Expressions of sympathy are suggested to take the form of a contribution to help with funeral expenses and may be left at the funeral home.
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  
 

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RUTH WHITE, 87, COLUMBIA

 

Ruth White, 87, of Columbia, KY, formerly of Campbellsville, KY passed peacefully from this life on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Taylor Regional Hospital. She was born to the late Elmer W. and Lola (Pike) Clark on January 29, 1932 in Taylor County. 
 
Ruth was a retiree of the United States Department of Agriculture, and a faithful member of Green River Memorial Baptist Church. Mrs. White carried herself with dignity and respect, and engrained a legacy of compassion and love in her children and grandchildren.
 
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Clark.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 children: Doug White & wife Debbie of Columbia, KY; Chuck White & wife Donna of Greensburg, KY
6 grandchildren: Caleb White & wife Casie, Brandon White & wife Amanda, Amy Holmes & husband Keith, Joy Fletcher & husband Steven, Jenna Wethington & husband Shannon, and Mollie Tucker & husband Logan
12 great-grandchildren
A host of other family and friends
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM EST (10:00 AM CST) in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home with Bro. Jamie Bennett officiating
 
Burial: Green River Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery
 
Visitation: Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 from 5:00-8:00pmET (4:00-7:00pmCT) at the funeral home
 
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, and those can be made in person at the funeral home.
 

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JIMMY TWYFORD, 85, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Jimmy R. Twyford, 85, of Russell Springs, KY died Saturday, January 4, 2020 at his home. He was born May 7, 1934 in Russell County to the late Thomas E. & Lula Robertson Twyford.
 
Jimmy was retired from General Electric in Louisville and was a
of U.S. Army.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy L. Twyford and a sister, Elena Twyford.
 
SURVIVORS:
5 children: Donnie Andrew, Newburgh, IN; Judy Morrison, Russell Springs; Patricia Lowhorn, Russell Springs; David Andrew, LaGrange, Ky; Debbie (Steve) Grider, Russell Springs
4 grandchildren: Scott Rose, Allie Robbie, Jodie Brown, & Elliott Grider
1 brother: Stanley (Joyce) Twyford
1 niece: Marilyn Poteet
1 great niece: Jordan Poteet
 
Funeral Service: 1:00pmCT on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Richie Curtis and Bro. Danny Blair officiating
 
Visitation: 11:00am-1:00pmCT on Tuesday 
 
Interment: New Friendship Cemetery with full military honors by the Russell County Honor Guard
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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JENNIFER STOTTS FULWIDER, 46, DANVILLE (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 

Jennifer Stotts Fulwider, 46, Danville, KY, formerly of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Ephriam McDowell Medical Center in Danville after an illness.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 sister: Sherri Morgan, Campbellsville, KY

4 aunts & uncles: Shirley Murphy of Campbellsville, KY; Carl Mings of Russell Springs, KY; Larry Stotts and James Stotts of Columbia, KY

2 nieces

Several other family members & friends

 

Cremation was chosen. No public service held.

 

L.R. Petty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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MICHAEL "BASS" TARTER, 63, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Michael “Bass” Tarter,  63, of Russell Springs, KY, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Grandview Nursing and Rehab Center in Campbellsville, KY. He was born on August 30, 1956 in Cincinnati, OH. to the late Clifford Tarter and Bonnie Price Tarter. 
 
Michael was an avid fisherman known as “Bass” to his friends. He enjoyed talking to people and never met a stranger. Michael had a heart of gold and will be missed by all who knew him.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, John & Jeff Tarter and one infant sister, Betty Lou Tarter.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 brother: Billy (Kathy) Tarter of Russell Springs, KY 
1 sister: Debra Mason of Ameila, OH
 
A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.
 
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home in Somerset, KY is in charge of arrangements.
 

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PERRY CURRY, INDIANAPOLIS, IN

 
Perry Curry, 52, of Indianapolis, IN died at his residence. Born in Indianapolis, IN he was the son of the late Billy Lee Curry and Rachel Wheet Curry of Columbia, KY who survives.
 
Perry was a member of the Westside Nazarene Church in Indianapolis, IN.
 
SURVIVORS:
Mother: Rachel Wheet Curry of Columbia 
1 brother Mark Curry of Columbia; 
1 sister: Elizabeth Ann Zorn (Paul) of Cincinnati, OH
1 aunt: Emily Wheet of Columbia
Several other aunts and uncles
 
Graveside Service: 1:30pmCT on Monday, January 6, 2020 at Haven Hill Cemetery
 
Visitation: Monday from 12:00-1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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TERRY KING, 55, CAMPBELLSVILLE

 

Terry King, 55, of Campbellsville, KY passed from this life on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in Louisville at the Norton Pavilion Hospice facility. He was born on August 4, 1964 to Judy (Bishop) Vetter and the late Kelly Burton.

 

As a child, he was left with a permanent disability as the result of an unfortunate accident, but he still became a talented drummer and guitarist. He enjoyed watching watching movies with his family, and will be remembered as a great dad and grandfather.

 

He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, George Vetter, who loved him and raised him as his own.

 

SURVIVORS:

His companion: Emma Dalton of Mannsville

1 daughter: Kelly Jo King & companion Cody Johnson of Russell Springs

2 stepchildren: Maelea & Elonia “Bugg” Dalton

7 siblings: Tracy Thompson & husband Garrett, Lisa Hoosier & husband Daniel, Scarlet Devine & husband Carll, Kelly Burton, Jr. & wife Lisa, Isreal Burton, Kristina Daffron, and Jordan Burton

2 grandchildren: C.J. Johnson & Eliza Cristina

A host of other family & friends

 

Funeral Service: Friday, January 3, 2020 at 6:00pmET in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY with Bro. Freddy Thompson officiating

 

Visitation: Friday, Jan. 3, after 3:00pmET

 

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations toward the funeral expenses. 
 

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ESTIL JESSEE, 87, COLUMBIA


Estil Jessee, 87, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at T.J. Health Columbia. Born in Metcalfe County, he was the son of the late Carver and Nellie Estes Jessee. 

 

Mr. Jessee was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, serving as the oldest Usher for several years, and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a truck driver for Shell Oil Co. and a farmer. He loved his tractor and being involved with tractor shows in the area, winning many awards.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Lewis Jessee; a brother, Autrice Jessee; and a sister, Beatrice Hagan.

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife: Gladys Davis Jessee, Columbia, KY 

1 step-daughter: Jane Reed, Columbia, KY 

 

Funeral Service: 12:00pmCT on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Patton officiating

 

Burial: Antioch Cemetery

 

Visitation: Friday after 9:00amCT

 

Pallbearers: Bradford Bailey, John Ballou, Wendell Jessee, Tony Jessee, Daryl Bradshaw and Donnie Bennett

 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Green River Animal Shelter or the Adair County Family Resource Center. Donations may be left at the funeral home.

 

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LOUVENIA BRYANT, 80, COLUMBIA

 

Louvenia Bryant, 80, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, KY.  Born in Adair County, she was the daughter of the late George Otis and Eva Mae Franklin Rodgers.

 

Mrs. Bryant was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church and a former employee of Summit Manor Nursing Home and Westlake Home Health. She loved quilting and spending time with her family.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Alesha Ann Morrison; 3 sisters: Flossie Beard, Nona Burton and Fannie Franklin; and 2 brothers: Clifton and L. C. Rodgers.

 

SURVIVORS:

Husband: William Purd Bryant of Columbia

3 children: Ron Bryant (Debbie), Gary Bryant (Linda Douglas) and Deborah Byrant (Steve Gadberry) all of Columbia

10 grandchildren

9 great grandchildren

Several nieces & nephews

 

Funeral Service: 10:00am Friday, January 3, 2020 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Dale Cox officiating

 

Burial: Tarters Chapel Cemetery

 

Visitation: Thursday from 4:00-8:00pmCT at the funeral home

 

Pallbearers: grandsons Garry Bryant, Justin Bryant, Tyler Bryant, Shane Bryant, Elliot Morrison and Will Morrison

 

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