Obituaries Archives for 2020-03

NICHOLAS KERNS, 38, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Nicholas Kerns, 38, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Louisville, KY on May 21, 1981, a son of Carrie (Smith) and Joe Kerns.
 
Nick worked as a carpenter.
 
SURVIVORS:
Parents: Joe & Carrie Kerns
1 son: Hunter Kerns
2 brothers: Joe (Melissa) Kerns; Matthew (Keri) Kerns
Special friend: Susan Caldwell 
Several nieces and nephews
 
Services are private.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY is in charge of arrangements.
 

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FRANK DICKERSON, 85, CA. (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)


Frank Dickerson, 85, an Adair County native, was born August 27, 1934, a son of the late Tommy Jess and Letha Edna West Dickerson. He passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Atria Senior Living in San Mateo, CA.


SURVIVORS:
1 sister: June Neat, Kentucky 
1 brother: Thomas A. Dickerson, Kentucky
Many nieces and nephews
 
He was also preceded in death by 3 sisters: Rose Hagy, Nancy Patterson, and JoAnn Burton, and by 3 brothers: Garnett, Andrew, and John Dickerson.

Frank chose cremation.
 

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MAE SUE SHADOAN, 78, MUNCIE, IN

 
Mae Sue Shadoan, 78, of Muncie, Indiana died Thursday, March 19, 2020 at her home. She was born December 13, 1941 in Pulaski County, KY to the late Robert & Bessie Luttrell Patterson.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: George K. Shadoan, Muncie, IN
3 children: Kendrick Lynn Shadoan and Monica Latham, both of Muncie, IN; Melinda Pittman of Pendleton, IN
7 grandchildren
6 great grandchildren
1 brother: Ray Patterson, Cains Store, KY
2 sisters: Fern Ellison and June Waters, both of Muncie, IN
 
All services are private.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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GLEN CARPENTER BLAIR, 86, CAMPBELLSVILLE

 
Glen Carpenter Blair, 86, of Campbellsville (formerly of Russell Co) died Friday, March 27, 2020 at his home. He was born December 29, 1933 in Adair County to the late Wllie C. & Zelpha Hayes Blair.
 
He was a Millwright-Ford Motor Company and a Veteran of US Navy. He was a member of Kellyville Community Church.
 
Preceded in death by his wife, Sue Carol Rexroat Blair.
 
SURVIVORS
1 daughter: Patty (Tim) Cook, Maineville, Ohio
2 grandchildren: Kate Cook, Kyle Cook
 
Memorials suggested to American Cancer Society. These can be made at the Funeral Home.
 
All services are private.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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ANNA MANN, 55, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Anna D Mann, 55, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 at Russell County Hospital. She was born in Albany, KY on September 1, 1964 a daughter of the late Bessie (Burchett) and Carl Birdwell.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 sisters: Nina Hall, Linda Hayes and Minnie Ross
 
Family chose care and cremation.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY in charge of arrangements.

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NELLIE BRYANT, 95, COLUMBIA

 
Nellie Pearl Roberts Bryant, 95, of Columbia, KY died Friday, March 27, 2020 at the Summit Manor Nursing Home.  Born in Adair County she was the daughter of the late Acel and Laura Barrett Roberts and wife of the late Leonard Edgar Bryant.
 
Mrs. Bryant attended the New Hope Separate Baptist Church and loved quilting and gardening.
 
SURVIVORS:
10 children: Glenda Bryant of Russell Springs, KY, Sharon Bryant of Columbia, Travis Bryant (Elaine) of Columbia, Bennie Bryant (Dora) of Crestwood, KY, Clifton Bryant (Velma) and Merriel Bryant (Gaysorn) both of Indiana and Beverly Teramoto (Roy) Deborah Bryant Hudson, Michael Bryant (Monica) and Danny Bryant (Susan) all of Arizona
22 grandchildren
41 great-grandchildren
9 great great-grandchildren
Several nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives
 
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by several siblings. 
 
In accordance with Governor Beshear’s recommendations and in compliance with the CDC, there will be a private graveside on Monday morning at the New Hope Cemetery.  
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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JACKIE MELSON, 66, ADAIR CO.

 
Jackie Melson, 66, of the Melson Ridge community of Adair County, KY died Sunday, March 22, 2020 at her home. She was born April 3, 1953, in Russell County, KY to the late Ezra and Lanie Cape Bunch.  
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Melson, on March 2, 2020.  
 
Jackie formerly worked at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown as a Med Tech.
 
SURVIVORS:
4 sons: Christopher Thomas, Adam Melson, Dwayne Melson & Tommy Melson all of Melson Ridge
1 brother: Royce Bunch of West Chester, Ohio
11 grandchildren, including a special grandson, Elijah Melson
Several other relatives and friends
 
In accordance with Governor Behear’s recommendations and in compliance with the CDC, private burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery.
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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GEORGE HOWARD KELTNER, 88, COLUMBIA

 
George Howard Keltner, 88, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at his home. He was born June 13, 1931 in Adair County to the late Luther Gilbert & Anna Blaydes Keltner. 
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marine Strange, and two brothers, David & Richard Keltner.  
 
Howard was a member of Columbia United Methodist Church, where he was an usher for 14 years and attended the Kupples Sunday School Class, a United States Air Force Veteran, serving during the Korean War and a member of V.F.W. Post 6097.  He was a lifelong farmer and a dairy farmer for 41 years.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Jane Akin Keltner of Columbia
1 Daughter: Stacy Keltner of Columbia
Special Family: Bruce & Sheila Willis and Family
Several other relatives and friends 
 
In accordance with Governor Beshear’s recommendations and in compliance with the CDC, the funeral service will be held for the closest family members and a private burial will be held in Haven Hill Cemetery.
 
Memorials are requested to Columbia United Methodist Church or Hosparus of Green River.  These may be left or mailed to the funeral home.
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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RUTH PICKETT MOORE, 89, GREEN CO.

 
Ruth Pickett Moore, 89, of Greensburg, KY died Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 12:12 A.M. at her home. She was born June 27, 1930 in Green County to the late J.W. and Eunice Orr Pickett. 
 
She married W.T. Moore on June 29, 1950 who preceded her in death on August 23, 1989. 
 
Ruth professed her faith in Christ and was a member of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church and from an early age attended the Pickett’s Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a secretary and bookkeeper having worked for Skaggs Transfer and Lanham Hardwoods, served as Green County Circuit Clerk Deputy for many years, enjoyed sewing, quilting and needlepoint and having long phone conversations with her friends.  Known throughout the community for her wonderful pies, butterscotch and chocolate being her specialties, she was always baking a pie and taking them to her family and friends.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 brother: Frank (Ann) Pickett of LaGrange
3 sisters-in-law: Wayne Pickett of Columbia, Helen Clark of Greensburg, Peggy Jones of Campbellsville
Several nieces, nephews and friends
 
The family would like to thank Brenda DeSimone for her care and help that she gave Ruth
 
In accordance with Governor Beshear’s recommendations and in compliance with CDC, the graveside service will be for closest family members in the Orr Cemetery in Green County.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to the Orr Cemetery which can be mailed to Charles Pickett, 1652 Bramlett-Kemp Road, Greensburg, KY 42743 or left or mailed to the funeral home
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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LOWELL CARTER, 91, BURKESVILLE (RUSSELL CO. NATIVE)

 
Lowell Walter Carter, 91, died Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, KY. He was born January 27, 1929 in Russell County to the late Dallas & Ona Shepherd Carter.
 
Lowell was a Veteran of U.S. Army and a carpenter.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorean Faye Carter; 4 brothers, Colin, Bert, Javis, and Hollis Carter.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Wilma Goodin Carter, Burkesville, KY
1 step-daughter: Kathy (Alvin) Redmon, Russell Springs, KY
1 grandson: Mark Redmon
 
Cremation was chosen.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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JANIAVE BLACK, 81, DUNNVILLE


Janiave Black, 81, of Dunnville, KY passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Liberty Care Center. She was born June 26 1938 in Liberty, KY, daughter of the late Milford Murphy and Mabel DeHart Wright.

 
She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. 
 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Wendell Murphy.
 

SURVIVORS:
7 Daughters: 
Kay Pendleton (Mike), Dunnville, KY; Connie Russell (John), Cincinnati, OH; Patricia Reid, Liberty, KY; Paulette Pitman, Columbia, KY; Pamela Black and Terri Black, both of Waynesburg, KYTracy Black, Yosemite, KY

2 Sons: Mike Owens (Debbie) and Anthony Owens, both of Batavia, OH

1 Sister: Jody Tipton, Lexington, KY
18 grandchildren

19 great-grandchildren 
 
Services are private with Bro. Reggie Tipton officiating 

Interment: Thomastown Cemetery, Dunnville, KY

Wilson Funeral Home in Russell Springs, KY is in charge of arrangements.  
 

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JANA GRANT HAYES, 65, CAMPBELLSVILLE

 
Jana Rae Grant Hayes, 65, of Campbellsville, KY died Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at the University Of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born in Adair County, KY she was the daughter of the late Robert Leland and Virginia “Jenny” Ferguson Grant. 
 
Mrs. Hayes was a member of the Tabernacle Christian Church.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: Larry Hayes of Campbellsville, KY
1 daughter: Leah Grant Perkins (Jeremiah) of Lexington, KY
1 granddaughter: Briley Reece Perkins of Lexington, KY
2 sisters: Marsha Wayne of Campbellsville, KY; Beverly Myers (Danny) of Columbia, KY
1 brother: Ronnie Grant (Jane) of Columbia, KY
Several nieces & nephews
 
In accordance with the Governor Beshear’s recommendations and in compliance with the CDC, there will be a private service on Friday, March 27, 2020 for the closest family members at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with a private burial in the Haven Hill Cemetery. 
 

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FLOYD J. COOMER, 87, PALOS HILLS, ILLINOIS

 
Floyd J. Coomer, 87, died Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in Palos Hills, IL.  He was the beloved son of the late Daniel and Lula Coomer and beloved husband of the late Opal McClister Coomer.  
 
Floyd was a member of Masonic Lawn Lodge #815 for over 60 years.

SURVIVORS:
5 children: Linda (Glen) Dyer, Dennis (Linda) Coomer, Phyllis (late Ron) Szabo, Debbie Coomer, and Floyd Jr. (Tina) Coomer
6 grandchildren: Tim, Erica, Jason, D’Ann, Renee, and Vicky
Several great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews
Many cousins, relatives, and friends 
 
He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie (Peggy) Coomer and by 6 brothers & sisters. 
 

Visitation for Floyd J. Coomer will be private and reserved only for the most immediate family members on Friday, March 27th, 2020 at Hills Funeral Home, Ltd., 10201 S. Roberts Rd., Palos Hills, IL. 

 

There will be a private graveside service on April 3, 2020 at Haven Hill Cemetery in Columbia, KY.  

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

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LELA LEE MCGOWAN, 90, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Lela Lee McGowan, 90, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at Russell County Hospital. She was born February 28, 1930 in Russell County to the late John and Olza (Smith) Ashbrook. 
 
Lela attended Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. 
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chester McGowan and a daughter, Bonnie McGowan.
 
SURVIVORS:
4 sons: James (Sandy) McGowan; Shelby (Andrea) McGowan; Larry (Peggy) McGowan; Dean (Jenny) McGowan, all of Russell Springs, KY
1 daughter: JoAnn Coulter, Las Vegas, NV
11 grandchildren
14 great-grandchildren
4 great-great grandchildren
Special friend: Joyce Fay Passmore
 
All services are private.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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WILLIAM LAWRENCE MILLER, 64, JAMESTOWN

 
William Lawrence Miller, 64, of Jamestown, KY died Saturday, March 21, 2020 at his home. He was born April 6, 1955 in Jamestown, KY. 
 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ann Miller.
 
SURVIVORS:
4 children: Keith (Rebecca) Hodge, Melissa (Arlan Conner) Miller, Dusty Miller, and Carrie (Shannon) Johnson, all of Jamestown, KY
2 brothers: Levi Miller and Earl Wayne Miller, both of Jamestown, KY
1 sister: Mary Redmon, Russell Springs, KY
8 grandchildren: Arlissa Miller, Isiah Gomaz, Kaleigh Miller, RayAnn Miller, Malachi Gonzalez, Maria Guzman, Sophia Guzman, & Odin Conner
 
All services are private.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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GARNETT WOMACK, 96, COLUMBIA

 
Garnett Womack, 96, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia. He was born December 23, 1923 in Greenwood, Indiana to the late Luther & Effie Bottom Womack. 
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Mae Koch Womack in 2017, two brothers, Charles & Paul Womack, and one sister, Norma Ivaskewitz. 
 
Garnett was a United States Army & Coast Guard Veteran, having served during WWII, and a member of the VFW & DAV.  He attended Columbia Baptist Church, was retired from Fruit of the Loom, an accomplished carpenter and a man of many different talents.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 Son: Dennis Womack & his wife Cathy of Columbia
1 Daughter: Norma Jean Perkins of Louisville
1 Grandson: Adam Womack & his wife Faith of Russell Springs
2 Great-Grandchildren: Ezra & Emmett Womack
 
In accordance with Governor Beshear’s recommendations and in compliance with the CDC, the funeral service will be held for the closest family members and a private burial will be held in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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MARY LOU HALEY, 73, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Mary Lou Haley, 73, of Russell Springs, KY died Friday, March 20, 2020 at her home. She was born November 1, 1946 in Elyria, Ohio to the late Thomas Raymond & Myrtle Sarah Dillon Norris.
 
Mary was a homemaker.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: John Joseph Haley. Russell Springs, KY
6 children: Lemuel Prion, Utah; Samuel Joe (Ronda) Prion, Utah; Antoinette Ann (Jerry) Tharrett, Russell Springs; Judith Lynn Melton, Warren, Pa; Roberto Gerome Espinoza, Russell Springs; William Clyde Kean, Jr., Warren, Pa
9 grandchildren
1 stepdaughter: Jennifer Lee Willard, Russell Springs
1 stepson: Brett Tyler Haley
6 step grandchildren
 
The family chose cremation.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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MATILDA RENEE LONG, 45, COLUMBIA

 
Matilda Renee Long, 45, of Columbia, KY died Friday, March 20, 2020 at Summit Manor Nursing Home.  Born in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Woodson and Mable Rich Long.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 brothers: Eddie Long of Columbia, KY; Merl Long of Owensboro, KY
6 sisters: Violet Bridgers of Nottingham Park, IL; Barbara Woodrum of Lamont, IL; Bonnie Lynn of Hustonville, KY; Marlene Long of Columbia, KY; Diann Ponder of Liberty, KY; Lisa Keeling of Clarksville, TN
Several nieces and nephews
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Long and 2 sisters, Roseann Wilson & Carolyn Williamson.
 
At the request of the family and in an attempt to protect their family and the public from any health issues facing our nation at this time, there will be a private graveside service on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Bearwallow Cemetery. 
 

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WARD DOWELL BROCKMAN, 75, WINDSOR

 
Ward Dowell Brockman, 75, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020 ar his home in Windsor, KY. He was born July 23, 1944 in Russell County to the late James (Ricey) and Audra Marie Wilson Brockman.
 
He was a member of Pine Top Church of Christ.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Allison, and five brothers: Reggie, Nathan Quinton, Clark and Gary.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Josephine Burton Brockman who he wed March 5, 1965
2 sons: Troy (and Annette) Brockman, Danville; Johnny (and Robin) Brockman, Liberty
4 grandchildren: Austin, Jackson, Zack and Samantha
2 brothers: Dennis (and Brenda) Brockman, Knoxville, TN; Doyle (and Etta) Brockman, Norwood, Ohio
3 sisters: Joanne (and Glen) Wooters, Shelbyville; Amy Reynolds, Richmond; Sandy (and Doug) Dick, Lexington
Special friends: Mary Lou and Les Bailey of Colorado Springs, CO
 
Graveside service: private
 
Burial: Birdie Russell Cemetery
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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MADONNA YEADON, 82, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Madonna J. Yeadon, 82, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Tuesday, March 17,  2020 at Veranda Gardens Nursing Home in Cincinnati, OH. She was born in Jamestown, KY on April 18, 1937 a daughter of the late Bertha (Rusch) and Stewart Wesley.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Yeadon and a brother, Walter Wesley.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Cathy Jackson, of Russell Springs, KY
1 brother: Ronald Wesley, of Jamestown, KY
5 grandchildren
12 great grandchildren
 
Funeral Service will be private.
 
Interment: Jamestown Cemetery 
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
 

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BURCHELL "BIRD" COUCH, 80, COLUMBIA

 
Burchell “Bird” Couch, 80, of Columbia, KY was born on February 12, 1940 in Harlan to the late Dave and Leona (Turner) Couch. He departed this life on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in Glasgow at the T.J. Samson Hospital after an extended illness. 
 
He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Church of Christ faith. Mr. Couch was a former logger and factory worker, and a lifetime farmer. He enjoyed working with his hands; hunting, fishing, and most things done outdoors are what he took pleasure in. He was a family man; his character and morals were a positive influence on his family, his friends, and his community.
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Burchell “Bub” Couch, Jr; and 6 siblings: Ralph Couch, Bige Couch, Bethel Couch, Sidney Couch, Mary Belle Couch, and Thelma Hart.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Sybil (Goodin) Couch
2 children: Darlene Bunch & husband Doyle of Columbia, KY; Mary Couch & fiancée Nick Gibson of Somerset, KY
5 sisters: Sophia Walker of South Carolina, Sue Phelps of Corbin, Mae Hamblin & husband Robert of Corbin, Louise Mosley of London, and Cristeen Mayberry of Cookeville, TN
4 grandchildren
7 great-grandchildren
A host of other family & friends
 
A Memorial Service will be conducted at Hadley Community Church in Columbia, KY at a later date with Bro. Elbert Hadley officiating.
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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CHARLES "CORKEY" SALLEE, 90, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Charles "Corkey" Sallee, 90, of Russell Springs, KY died Monday, March 16, 2020 at Russell County Hospital. He was born April 9, 1929 in Taylor County, KY to the late Eslie & Flora Ruth Ford Sallee.
 
Mr. Sallee was a Veteran of the U.S. Army (Korean War). He worked at General Electric for 36 years in Louisville, KY,  was a member of Union Barrack Ades for 25 years (stage hand), a Kentucky Colonel, and was a member of the Jamestown United Methodist Church. Mr. Sallee was the original "Girl Dad" - his most treasured accomplishment. He loved to tell a good joke and loved mowing the lawn on his John Deere.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife of 69 years: Irma Mae Sallee
3 daughters: Terry (Dr. Rick) Miles; Martha Sallee; Patty (Eric) Grider
5 grandchildren:  Casey (Jeremy) Lewis, Nick (Michelle) Miles, Sean (Lyndsay) Miles, Zach Grider, Taylor (Braxton) Mann
7 great grandchildren & "Annie" his dog
 
Graveside Service: 12:00pmCT on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Cave Hill Cemetery, 701 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY
 
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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ROY FRANK RADFORD, 85, COLUMBIA

 
Roy Frank Radford, 85, of Columbia, KY died Monday, March 16, 2020 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow.  Born in Cumberland County, KY he was the son of the late Willie Everett and Lovie Jane Long Radford and husband of the late Oma Marie Curry Radford.
 
Mr. Radford was a member of the Bearwallow United Methodist Church and attended the Millerfield Brethren in Christ Church. He was a member of the Hill & Valley Saddle Club and loved horses and trail riding.
 
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death a sister, Barbara Jean Curry.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Tanya Jessie (Kenny) of Columbia
2 sons: Larry Dale Radford of Glasgow, KY; Kerry Wayne Radford (Terrie) of Richmond, KY
4 grandchildren: Jared Radford (Candace), Julie Vandiver (Keith), Franki Dalton (Greg) and J. T. Morrison
11 great-grandchildren
2 great great-grandchildren
1 brother: Phillip Radford (Doris) of Shepardsville, KY 
Special family member & former daughter-in-law: Marilyn Radford of Columbia
 
At the request of the family and in an attempt to protect their family and the public from any health issues facing our nation at this time, there will be a private funeral service on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the Haven Hill Cemetery. 
 
There will be a celebration of life service held at a later date for the public at Millerfield Brethren in Christ Church. 
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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LONICE RICHARDS, 81, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Lonice Richards, 81, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Russell Springs, KY on March 3, 1939, a daughter of the late Lola (Simpson) and Ores  Dunbar.
 
In addtion to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hollis Richards; 1 brother, Ernest Dunbar; 2 sisters, Linda Gaskins and Joanne Baker.
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Reba Richards, Russell Springs, KY
3 sons: Ricky Richards, Indianapolis, IN; Brent Richards, Whiteland, IN; Steve Richards, Stearns, KY
1 sister: Lois Bennett, Louisville, KY
2 brothers: Eris Dunbar, Russell Springs, KY; Gary Dunbar, Edinburg, IN
2 special friends: Donna Perkins & Dawn Dunbar
8 grandchildren
12 great grandchildren
3 great-great grandchildren 
A host of nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Scott Eubank officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Tuesday 
 
Interment: Ridgecrest Cemetery in Jamestown, KY
 
The family request memorial donations to Hospice of Lake Cumberland and can be made at the funeral home.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
 

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SAM BACK, 87, JAMESTOWN

 
Sam Back, 87, of Jamestown, KY passed away Friday, March 13, 2020. He was born in Jamestown, KY on September 18, 1932, a son of the late Rose (Choate) and Miller Back.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers: William Vernon, Jimmy & George Back; 1 sister: Ernestine Back; and special friend: Lorene Spoon.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 nieces: Judy Osbourne, Loretta, KY; Shirley (Barry) Bailey, Glensfork, KY; Laurie (Rod) Lawless, Jamestown, KY
2 nephews: Charles Back, Liberty, KY; Jimmy Back, Jamestown, KY
A host of great nieces & great nephews
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Daryl Pelston and Bro. Rod Lawless officiating
 
Visitation: After 5:00pmCT on Tuesday at the funeral home
 
Interment: Ragen Cemetery in Jamestown, KY.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
 

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BRENDA KAY TERWILLIGER, 69, DUNNVILLE

 
Brenda Kay Terwilliger, 69, of Dunnville, Ky passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020 at her home. She was born October 17, 1950 in Casey County to the late Avery Carlene and Clara Luttrell Turner.
 
She was a member of Patterson Chapel Church of Christ.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: Wendell Terwilliger, Dunnville, KY
1 brother: Danny & Maelene, Dunnville, KY
3 nieces: Sarina Cronin (special niece), Linda, and Tanya
5 nephews: Ricky, Mike, Bryan, Jason, and Justin
Several great nieces & nephews 
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 12:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Sullivan officiating
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Thursday 
 
Interment: Luttrell Cemetery
 
Pallbearers: Derek Stephens, Bryan Terwilliger, Jason Terwilliger, Mike Stephens, Blake Terwilliger, & Justin Terwilliger
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge if arrangements.
 

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KENNETH LEWIS, 68, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Kenneth M. (Chief) Lewis, Jr., 68, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Cherokee, NC on December 7, 1951, a son of Alice Mae (Catt) Lewis, of TN and the late Kenneth Lewis.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Sherry(Miller) Lewis
Mother: Alice Mae Lewis
1 step son: Lance Miller
 
The family chose cremation and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

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GRACE MARIE BAILEY SPARKS, 94, CAMPBELLSVILLE (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
Grace Marie Bailey Sparks, 94, of Campbellsville, KY daughter of the late Jerry Bailey and Loracy Wolford Bailey, was born May 26, 1925 in Adair County, KY.  She died at 10:58 P.M., Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Campbellsville.  
 
She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Campbellsville Christian Church. Grace grew up in Roley, Kentucky and loved that community. A favorite outing was driving to the community and taking many trips down memory lane. Upon graduation from Knifley High school, she went to Louisville Beauty School and then returned to Adair County, where she was pursued by and then married her loving husband, Harlan. Job transfers took them alternately to Taylor County and Adair County where they enjoyed a life of friends, church and family over many decades. In later years, Wal-Mart became the destination of choice followed by a meal at whatever fast food location she had a coupon for and hadn’t been to in the last few days. Keeping in touch with friends by phone provided hours of news and updates in an ever changing world.  She was always hoping and anticipating one more family reunion.
 
She united in marriage to Harlan “Buster” Sparks November 24, 1949 and he preceded her in death June 6, 2012.
 
SURVIVORS: 1 daughter and 1 son: Carol Tucker & husband Ivan of Campbellsville and David Sparks & wife Johnnie of Lexington; 4 grandchildren: Kenny Squires & wife Sabina of Benton, Louisiana, Richard Squires of Natchez, Mississippi, Alison Sparks of London and Jake Squires of West Liberty; 1 step granddaughter, Ashley Green & husband David of Nashville, Tennessee; 1 great-granddaughter, Nieve Squires & her baby brother on the way; 2 step great-grandchildren: Claire Green and Tucker Green; 1 brother and 1 sister: Hollis Wade Bailey of Liberty and June Ludford of Virginia Beach, Virginia; several nieces & nephews and many other relatives & friends.
 
VISITATION: After 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
 
FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Bro. Ivan Tucker, Bro Ricardo Hughes and Bro. Gerald Reliford
 
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
 
FAMILY REQUEST EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY BE DONATIONS TO KOSAIR CHARTIES AND THOSE MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME.
 

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BUFORD LESLIE AKIN, 78, GREEN CO.

 
Buford Leslie Akin, 78, of Green County, KY passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020 at his home. He was born August 12, 1941 in Green County, KY the son of the late Leslie "Pat" Akin and Eliza Estelle Neagle Akin. 
 
Buford had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. He was a Veteran having served in the United States Army. Mr. Akin had worked for the Kentucky State Department of Highways, Fruit of the Loom, Amazon, and Cox Interior. His love for life was farming and his little dog, Sammy.
 
SURVIVORS:
Companion: Cindy Williar of Green County, KY
1 step-son: Eugene Keith Warf of Sparksville, KY
4 step-grandchildren
1 sister: Bernice Maedell Shirley of Greensburg, KY
2 brothers: Herman Lee Akin of Springfield, KY; Wallace Ray Akin of Greensburg, KY
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Funeral Service: Monday, March 16, 2020 at 11:00amCT at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home
 
Burial: Akin Cemetery
 
Visitation: 4:00pm-8:00pmCT on Sunday and after 7:00amCT on Monday at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home 
 
The family has asked that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Hosparus of Green River, which can be made at the funeral home.
 

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SUSIE BELL SHEPHERD, 67, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Susie Bell Shepherd, 67, of Russell Springs, KY died Thursday, march 12, 2020 at the Continue Care Hospital in Corbin, Ky. She was born June 3, 1952 in Shelbyville, KY to the late Elmer Red and Mae Homer Clark Hortenbery.
 
Susie was a homemaker.
 
In additon to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Ray Hortenbery.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: Glen Sheperd, Russell Springs, KY
1 daughter: Tonya (Rob) Williams, Max Meadows, VA
6 grandchildren: Stephanie, Erika, Marie, Mick, Brandon, & Mason
3 great grandchildren: Tristen, Aloara, & Aaliyah
1 brother: John Hortenbery, Lancaster, KY
 
Funeral Service: Monday, March 16, 2020 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack McMahon officiating
 
Visitation: After 1:00pmCT on Monday  
 
Interment: Tarter Cemetery
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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EARL WAYNE STARGEL, 72, CAMPBELLSVILLE (RUSSELL CO. NATIVE)

 
 
Earl Wayne Stargel, 72, of Campbellsville, KY passed away Friday, March 13, 2020 at his residence. He was born on December 2, 1947 in Russell Springs, KY, a son of the late Elvis Stargel and Della Stargel Irvin.
 
Earl was a mechanic, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness.
 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mariana Stargel and a brother, David Stargel.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 Daughters: Carnessa (Tyler) Stith, Louisville, KY; Jeanie (Wayne) Weeks, Campbellsville, KY
1 Son: Nathan (Amanda) Stargel, Russell Springs, KY
3 Sisters: Debbie Whittle, Russell Springs, KY; Janet Loy, Russell Springs, KY; Sandra Hainey, Nancy, KY
2 Brothers: Roger Stargel, Russell Springs KY; Jimmy Stargel, Glasgow, KY
8 grandchildren 
3 great-grandchildren 
 
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
 
Expressions of sympathy are requested to take the form of a contribution to help with funeral expenses and may be sent to Wilson Funeral Home in Russell Springs, KY who is in charge of arrangements.

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IRVIN MANN, 69, JAMESTOWN

 
Irvin L. Mann, 69, of Jamestown, KY passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY. He was born in Jamestown, KY on October 1, 1950, a son of the late Edna (Glover) and Bramlett  Mann.
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Roy Lee Mann; 1 grandson, Tanner Mann; 1 brother, Larry Mann and 1 sister, Lora Mann.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Stella (Brown) Mann
4 sons: Ronald Mann, Travis Mann, Todd Mann, and Derrick Mann 
3 sisters: Teresa Creasman, Margaret Robertson, and Alice Mann 
1 brother: David Mann
9 grandchildren
8 great grandchildren 
A host of nieces and nephews
 
Funeral Service: Monday, March 16, 2020 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Pastor Kerry Yates officiating
 
Visitation: After 5:00pmCT on Sunday 
 
Interment: Jamestown Cemetery 
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
 

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SHIRLEY ANN ENGLAND, 83, COLUMBIA

 
Shirley Ann England, 83, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the University of Kentucky Hospice Center in Lexington, KY. Born in Columbia, KY she was the daughter of the late Hollis Ray “Red” and Clarice Brockman Robertson.
 
Mrs. England was a member of the Columbia Christian Church and loved flower gardening.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters: Joyce Loy and her husband Don and Alma Faye Coomer; 1 brother-in-law: Jimmy Bennett; and 1 sister-in-law: Netta Rose Robertson.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: Charles Edward England of Columbia
1 daughter: Beverly Ann England Brady of Columbia
1 sister: Brenda Bennett of Columbia
3 brothers: Howard Lewis Robertson, Jerry Robertson (Phyllis) and Michael Lynn Robertson (Thelma) all of Columbia, KY
1 brother-in-law: Dalton Coomer of Columbia
Several nieces and nephews
 
Funeral Service: 10:00amCT on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home 
 
Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery
 
Visitation: Friday from 4:00-8:00pm and Saturday morning until time for the service
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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JOE LEE GASKIN, 75, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Joe Lee Gaskin, 75, of Russell Springs, KY died Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown, KY. He was born March 15, 1944 in Russell County to the late Ted & Opal Morrow Gaskin.
 
Joe was a member of the Jamestown Church of Christ.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Bobby Gaskin & Glen Dale Gaskin; and 1 sister, Wilma Ballenger.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Joan Gaskin, Russell Springs, KY
1 son: Vincent Lee (Tiffany) Gaskin, Louisville, KY
3 grandchildren: Michaela Gaskin, Sierra Gaskin, & Wendy Craig
3 sisters: Shirley Carnahan, Cinn., OH; Joyce (Jerry) Withers, Russell Springs, KY; Sherry Jean Gaskin, Louisville, KY
3 brothers: Howard (Carolyn) Gaskin, Russell Springs, KY; Dean (Gila) Gaskin, Louisville, KY; Danny (Ruth) Gaskin, Jamestown, KY
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 2:30pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Sullivan officiating
 
Visitation: 6:00pm-8:00pmCT on Saturday and after 2:00pmCT on Sunday
 
Interment: Blair Cemetery
 
Pallbearers: Joe Eldridge Miller, Larry Grider, Joseph Miller, Dean Gaskin. James Bradshaw, Jason Miller
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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MASTER LONNIE JAMES TAYLOR, JR., 8 DAYS, COLUMBIA

 
Master Lonnie James Taylor, Jr., 8 days, of Columbia, KY son of Lonnie & Francene (Cox) Taylor, was born in Taylor County, KY on March 1, 2020. He passed from this life on Monday, March 9, 2020 in Louisville at the Norton Children's Hospital.
 
Although his days were short, he was loved and cherished by a large family and numerous friends.
 
SURVIVORS:
Parents: Lonnie & Fran Taylor of Columbia, KY
5 siblings: Briana, Ethan, Ava, Brayden, and Gavin Taylor
Grandparents: Mike & Shirley Cox of Campbellsville, KY; Lonnie & Brenda Maynard of Columbia, KY
Great-grandmother: Norma Taylor
Aunts & uncles: Michelle & David Jones, Linda & Jessie Whitlock, Fred Maynard & fiance Charlie Downey, Robert Maynard, and Jessee & Alexis Maynard
Several other extended family members
 
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Frances Cox.
 
Funeral Service: Friday, March 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST (12:00 PM CST) in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY
 
Interment: Columbia Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 11:30amET on Friday, Mar. 13, 2020
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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VICTORIA COOMER, 82, LOUISVILLE (FORMERLY OF ADAIR CO.)

 
Victoria Coomer, 82, of Louisville, KY (formerly of Adair County) died Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Louisville. She was born September 30, 1937 in Adair County to the late Leslie Paul & Laura Annie Rowe Coomer. 
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Kelli Coomer; one brother, James Leslie Coomer; and 5 sisters: Lena Bryant, Lula Purvis, Irene Warner, Louannie Estes & Jean Grant.  
 
Victoria was retired from General Electric Company, a former employee of the Jefferson County Public School System and of the Methodist faith.
 
SURVIVORS: 
3 Brothers: Russell (Beverly) Coomer of Louisville, Paul (Lillian) Coomer of Somerset & J.C. Coomer of Breeding
3 Sisters: Peggy (James) Freeman of Campbellsville, Mildred Coomer of Glasgow & Marie Montfort of South Carolina
Special Friend: Joe Heavrin of Louisville
Several nieces, nephews, relatives & friends 
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Shelton officiating
 
Burial: Columbia Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Thursday 
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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ELIZABETH "BETTY" LOVELESS, 89, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
 
 
Elizabeth "Betty" Loveless, 89, of Russell Springs, KY died Monday, March 9, 2020 at Russell County Hospital. She was born February 11, 1931 in Russell County to the late Benjamin H. & Nettie McGahan Edmonds.
 
Elizabeth was a member of Bethlehem Separate Baptist Church. 
 
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William "Tommy" Loveless; daughter, Becky Loveless and 11 siblings.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 children: June McKinley (Barry K), and Timmy Loveless (June), both of Jamestown, KY
7 grandchildren
10 great grandchildren
1 great-great grandchild
 
Funeral Service: Friday, March 13, 2020 at 12:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Richard Antle officiating
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Friday
 
Interment: Hugh Frank cemetery
 
Pallbearers: Barry McKinley, Deron Polston, Matthew Conner, Andy Conner, John Loveless, Clay Loveless
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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RALPH PORTER DOWELL, 81, COLUMBIA

 
Ralph Porter Dowell, 81, was born March 30, 1938 in Metcalfe County, KY to the late Jack and Ruth Walker Dowell. He departed this life on Saturday, March 8, 2020 in Adair County, KY.
 
Ralph had made a profession of faith in Christ and was associated with Fry Baptist Church. He was a United States Navy Veteran. He was self-employed in the oil field industry. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, being outdoors and collecting knives. He also loved to cut up with family and friends.
 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Dowell; one son, Ronnie Dowell; and one brother, Richard Dowell.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons & their spouses: Joe & Corine Dowell of Columbia, KY; Donnie & Tammy Dowell of Pennsylvania
1 daughter & her spouse: Sherry & Chris Ervin of Edmonton, KY
14 grandchildren
18 great grandchildren
A host of other relatives and friends
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday 2:00pmCT at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Wisdom officiating
 
Burial: Greasy Creek Cemetery in the Exie Community of Green County with Military Honors
 
Visitation: 5:00pm-8:00pmCT on Tuesday March 10, 2020 and after 7:00amCT on Wednesday at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home 
 
Pallbearers: Donnie Dowell, Joe Dowell, Chris Dowell, Donnie Dowell Jr., Chris Ervin and Chad Dowell
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Tom Rowe, Mark Faulkner, Lewis Bernard, and Barkley Hancock
 
Online Condolences: www.fostertolercurry.com
 

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ANTHONY LYNN BRAUNM, 62, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 

Anthony Lynn Braunm, 62, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Jamestown, TN on December 7, 1957, a son of the late Ruth Ann Braunm.
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 2 sisters: Donna Hester & Stacy Abston; 1 brother, Ray Byrd; and a nephew, Jared Vibbert.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Brenda (Phillips) Braunm
1 daughter: Rebecca Braunm
1 son: Nick Braunm
2 sisters: Deborah Branham and Rebecca Braunm
2 nieces: Cheynne Amerson and Anna Tavor
5 grandchildren 
Several other nieces & nephews
 
Memorial Service: Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11:00amCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Richards officiating
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Saturday 
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
 

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GENEVA LOY HELM, 89, JAMESTOWN

 

Geneva Loy Helm, 89, of Jamestown, KY passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. She was born in Jamestown, KY on July 29, 1930, a daughter of the late Carrie (Akers) and Wesley Loy.
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Helm; 1 brother, Orvin Loy; 2 sisters: Faye Hammond and Ernestine Dalton; and a nephew, Terry Hammond.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 nieces: Janice Tarter and Rita Voils
3 nephews: Daryl Hammond, Dale Loy, Neal & Jeff Dalton
A host of great nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 12:00 noon at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Doug Baldwin officiating
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Tuesday at H. E. Pruitt Memory Chapel
 
Interment: Mill Springs National Cemetery, Nancy, KY
 
The family request memorial donations to the Fairview Separate Baptist Church Building Fund and can be made at the funeral home.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY is in charge of arrangements.
 

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VICTORIA COOMER, 82, LOUISVILLE (FORMERLY OF ADAIR CO.)

 
Victoria Coomer, 82, of Louisville, KY (formerly of Adair County) died Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the Norton's Women and Children's Hospital in Louisville, KY.
 
A complete list of survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Grissom Martin Funeral Home in Columbia, KY.

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INEZ POWELL, 94, COLUMBIA

 
Inez Powell, 94, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Norton's Inpatient Hosparus Unit in Louisville, KY.
 
A complete list of survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Grissom Martin Funeral Home of Columbia.

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MARY EMILY DAVIS ROY, 84, FLORIDA (FORMERLY OF RUSSELL CO.)

 
Mary Emily Davis Roy, 84, formerly of Russell Springs, KY, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020 peacefully at her home in Niceville, Florida surrounded by her family. She was born in May 5, 1935 in Pulaski County, KY, daughter of the late Archie Arville Davis & Martha Florinda Bradley Davis.
 
She loved her family and friends and will be very missed.
 
Mrs. Roy was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Edward Lee Roy and 2 infant siblings, Marvin Lee Davis & Annie Christina Davis.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 brother: Jefferson Tillman Davis
1 sister: Della Mae Garner (Jimmy)
4 children: Jillian Ashley Roy (Kiefer), Matthew Gene Roy (Jene'), Kimberly Anne Smith (Ricky), and Deborah Louise Wilson
8 grandchildren: Charissa Coate, Joshua Harrison, Patrick Smith, Emily Smith, Michael Roy (Miranda), Jonathan Wilson, Jordan Wilson Coggins, and Jaclyn Wilson Onyon
Several great grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel
 
Visitation: Friday from 6:00pm-8:00pmCT and on Saturday from 9:00am-10:00amCT
 
Interment: Union Cemetery
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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LAWRENCE PERKINS, 77, JAMESTOWN

 
Lawrence Perkins, 77, of Jamestown, KY died Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the Russell County Hospital. He was born March 14, 1942 in Cortez, Colorado.
 
Mr. Perkins was a Veteran of the Army and a farmer.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Betty Perkins, Jamestown, KY
1 brother: Gerald Perkins, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 sisters: Eilenn Carpenter, Colorado; Veronica Huicer, Colorado
1 sister-in-law: Gloria Perkins
 
The family chose cremation; no service is scheduled.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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GARON PARRISH, 85, COLUMBIA

 
Garon Parrish, 85, of Columbia, KY died Friday, March 6, 2020 at  T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY. Born in Adair County, KY he was the son of the late Roy & Lucy Jessee Parrish and husband of the late Lenora Brown Parrish.  
 
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Muriel Wilson Parrish, a son: Mark Parrish, and a brother: Audrey Parrish.
 
Mr. Parrish was a member of the Antioch United Methodist Church and a former employee of Jeffries Hardware, working in the Electrical Department.  He was a board member for Kentucky Farm Bureau and he loved fishing and watching Kentucky Basketball.
 
SURVIVORS:
Caregivers: Connie Scott (niece), Russell Parrish (nephew) & wife Kathy, Bonnie Walker, Leoda Curry & Estelle Janes
Several other nieces, nephews & cousins 
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Dooley officiating 
 
Burial: Roach Cemetery
 
Visitation: Monday, March 9, 2020 from 4:00pm-8:00pmCT and Tuesday morning until time for the service
 
Pallbearers: Clint Scott, Steve Campbell, Don Bault, Jeff Wilson, Earl Hartman and Larry Franklin
 
Honorary Pallbearers: John Weis and Russell Parrish
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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JERRY BELCHER, 73, WINDSOR

 
Jerry W. Belcher, 73, of Windsor, KY died Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11:36 A.M. at his home after an illness. He was born November 14, 1946 in Dorton, Kentucky, to the late Homer and Nora Elkins Belcher.  
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Melissa Ann Belcher. 
 
Jerry served in the U.S. Army, was a former coal miner and of the Baptist faith.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Dorothy Lowe Belcher, Windsor, KY
Many friends
 
Funeral Service: Monday, March 9, 2020 at 9:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Martin officiating
 
Burial: Antioch Cemetery with full military honors presented by V.F.W. Post 6097
 
Visitation: After 5:00 P.M. Sunday
 
Casket Bearers: Greta Wright, Donny Wright, Jamie Wright, Steve Campbell, Allen Patterson, Keith Patterson, Neal Luttrell
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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VANOLA ESTES, COLUMBIA

 
Vanola B. Coomer Estes, 92, of Louisville, KY (formerly of Columbia, KY) passed away peacefully on Friday, March 6, 2020 at her residence with her family by her side. Born in Adair County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Newton and Lula Alfred Turner Coomer and wife of the late Thomas Wesley “T.W.” Estes, Sr. 
 
Mrs. Estes was a member of the Trinity World Outreach Church in Louisville, KY and formerly attended the Columbia Church of God.  She loved spending time and traveling with her family, attending church, reading the bible, working puzzles, quilting and crocheting.
 
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 2 children: Barbara Jean Estes and Thomas Wesley Estes, Jr.; 2 brothers: Vanus Ray Coomer and Herbert Lee Coomer; and 3 sisters: Annie Mae Petty, Dorothy Pelston and Edith Gowen.
 
SURVIVORS: 
2 daughters: Carol Wray and Juanita Lee Estes (Everett Rudolph), both of Louisville, KY
5 grandchildren: Vanessa Wray (Ryan Combs), Gwendolyn Wray (Luke Davis), Sydney Wray, Benjamin Bault (Tammy) and Kevin L. Bault
1 great grandson: Braden W. Bault
1 step-granddaughter: Laura Scroggin (Wade)
3 step-great grandsons: Tyler McClister, Dashawn McClister and Landon Scroggin
1 brother: Floyd Coomer of Palos Hills, IL 
Several nieces, nephews & other relatives
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Gene Conover officiating 
 
Burial: Fudge Cemetery
 
Visitation: Tuesday from 4:00-8:00pm and on Wednesday morning until time for the service  
 
Pallbearers: Sydney Wray, Benjamin W. Bault, Kevin L. Bault, Shelby Polston, Terry Dabney and Luke Davis
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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MARY STELLA HOLT, 93, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Mary Stella Holt, 93, of Russell Springs, KY died Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at her home. She was born October 10, 1926 in Russell County to the late Vernon & Anna Mann Dalton.
 
Mary was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.
 
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James Carson Holt; 1 sister, Doris Antle; 1 brother, Gene Dalton; 2 granddaughters, Sonya Holt, Mary Jo Holt.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: Gerald (Jean) Holt, Munfordville, KY; Lane Holt, Russell Springs
2 grandchildren: Rhonda (Scott) Redmon, Russell Springs, KY; Rachelle Wright, Munfordville, KY
5 great grandchildren: Ethan Hale, Austin Hale, Jamilyn Wood, Dara Wright, Wayne Wright
1 brother: Glen (Diana) Dalton, Rineyville, KY
 
Funeral Service: 12:00pmCT on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tony Wright officiating
 
Visitation: After 9:00amCT on Saturday 
 
Interment: Ridgecrest Cemetery
 
Pallbearers: Neal Dalton, Jeff Dalton, David Denton, Ethan Hale, Austin Hale, Wayne Wright
 
Family requests memorials to Oneida Baptist Institute, P.O Box 16, Oneida, KY 40672 or St. Jude Children's Research.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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JERRY "JC" CLINARD, 81, COLUMBIA

 
Jerry M. “JC” Clinard, 81, of Columbia, KY was born August 29, 1938 to Rev. Roy & Virginia Lambert Clinard. He departed this life on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at the Summit Manor Nursing and Rehab Center in Columbia. 
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Donna Davis Clinard, whom he married on November 8, 1958
4 children: Brad (Edoardo) Clinard of Indianapolis, IN, Stephanie (Gary) Wilson Anderson, Stacey (Tim) Ross Fishers of Indiana, and Donna (Shawn) Stanfill
8 grandchildren: Shane, Brian (Anna) Ross, Sean (Michelle) Wilson, Brandy (Jason) Ross-Tumbusch, Darrien Stanfill, Stacia Wilson, Austin Ross, Camarie Wilson
10 great grandchildren
 
Celebration of Life: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 2:00 PM EST (1:00 PM CST) at Emory Chapel United Methodist Church, 1830 Highway 1952, Columbia, KY 
 
No visitation prior to the service.
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville, KY is in charge of arrangements.
 

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JIMMY MELSON, 74, ADAIR CO.

 
Jimmy Melson, 74, of the Melson Ridge community of Adair County, KY died Monday, March 2, 2020 at 10:40 P.M. at his home. He was born April 4, 1945 in Adair County to the late Russell & Lela Shearer Melson. 
 
Jimmy was a roofer and a former employee of Melson Roofing Company.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Jacqueline Bunch Melson of Melson Ridge
4 sons: Dwayne, Tommy & Adam Melson & Christopher Thomas all of Melson Ridge
1 sister: Rema Ramlaoui of California
11 grandchildren
4 great-grandchildren
Several other relatives & friends 
 
Funeral Service: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Helm officiating
 
Burial: Shearer Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. on Friday until time of the service
 
Casket Bearers: Richie Melson, Wesley Melson, Scotty Melson, Donnie Joe Melson, Joey Miller & Davey Burchett
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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JUDITH ANN GALBREATH, 77, JAMESTOWN


Judith Ann Galbreath, 77, of Jamestown, KY passed away Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Judith was born in Elwood, IN on August 11, 1942, a daughter of the late Ida (Morgan) and Verl Forr. 

SURVIVORS:
1 son: James Galbreath 
1 daughter: Dovie Galbreath 
2 grandchildren

2 great grandchildren 
Special friend: Brenda Deel

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Rosemary Galbreath. 

The family chose care and cremation.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown is in charge of arrangements.
 

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GORDON SMITH, 85, COLUMBIA

 

Gordon L. Smith, 85, of Columbia, KY died Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:58 A.M. at the T.J. Samson Hospital in Glasgow. He was born July 12, 1934, in Adair County, KY to the late Tom and Mary Frances Furkins Smith.  

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter: Diane Smith, 5 brothers: Rufus, Garnett, Richard, James and Davis Allen Smith, and 4 sisters: Dorothy Perry, Louise Stotts, Jewell Hardin and Shirley Gilpin.  

 

Gordon was a member and Deacon Emeritus of Columbia Baptist Church, a U.S. Army Veteran, formerly employed by Ingersoll Rand and a farmer.

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife of 63 years: Carline McKinney Smith of Columbia

2 sons & daughters-in-law: Dale & Cindy Smith, Kenny & Robin Smith, all of Columbia, KY

1 daughter & son-in-law: Lou Ann & Darrell Carter of Columbia, KY 

1 sister: Sue Wilson of Columbia, KY 

6 grandchildren: Shaunah Ritter, Bryant Smith, Conor Smith, Paige Donnelly, Mason Carter, Carli Ann Carter

1 great-grandchild: Briley Kate Donnelly

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Shelton officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097

 

Visitation: After 4:00 P.M. Wednesday

 

Casket Bearers:  Dale Smith, Kenny Smith, Mason Carter, Bryant Smith, Conor Smith, Darrell Carter

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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JOSEPH HENRY KIMBLER, 81, SHEPHERDSVILLE (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
 
Joseph Henry Kimbler, 81, of Shepherdsville, KY died Thursday, February 27, 2020. 
 
Mr. Kimbler was a faithful christian and servant of Little Flock Baptist Church, a veteran, husband, father, and grandfather.  
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Hayes & Ruby Roy Kimbler and a brother, Bobby Kimbler.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife of 59 years: Gladys Brown Kimbler
2 children: Angelia Miller (Phil); Mark Kimbler
5 grandchildren: Alex Trader, Nick Kimbler, Kimberly (Ethan Selby), Ashley and David Miller
5 siblings: Jack Kimbler (Lila), Jewel Kimbler, Faye Simpson (Alvis), Delcia Cook (Don), and Harry Kimbler (Delaine) 
A host of cousins, nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Monday, March 2, 2020 at 6:00pmET in the chapel of Schoppenhorst, Underwood, and Brooks Funeral Home (Preston Hwy at Brooks Rd) with cremation to follow.  
 
Visitation: Monday, March 2, 2020 from 12:00pmET until the time of the service
 
Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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MAE ELIZABETH BLEDSOE, 87, INDIANA (FORMERLY OF RUSSELL CO.)

 
Mae Elizabeth Bledsoe, 87, of Charlestown, IN (formerly of Russell County) died Thursday, February 27, 2020 at her home. She was born May 18, 1932 in Russell County to the late George Henry & Florence Antle Coe.
 
She was a member of Bethany Christian Church.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Willis Bledsoe; a son, Kerry Dean Bledsoe; 2 brothers, Tommie Coe, George Coe
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: Larry Willis (Janet E.) Bledsoe, W. Lafayette, IN; Jeffery Wayne Bledsoe, Jacksonville, FL
6 grandchildren: Joseph, Samuel, Carisso, Allison, JulieAnn, & Andrew
4 great grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: 1:00pmCT Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Johnson officiating
 
Visitation: 10:00am-1:00pmCT on Tuesday
 
Interment: Campbell Cemetery
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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BOBBY JOE PASSMORE, 41, DUNNVILLE


Bobby Joe Passmore, 41, of Dunnville, KY passed away Friday, February 28, 2020 at the home of a friend. He was born on Sunday, November 26, 1978 in Columbia, KY, son of William Passmore of Dunnville, KY and the late Linda Sue Chumbley Passmore.

 

SURVIVORS:
Father: William Passmore, Dunnville, KY
1 Daughter: Lorrelai Frances Rosetta Passmore, Russell Springs, KY

1 Son: Nathaniel William Paul Passmore, Jamestown, KY
2 Sisters: Glenda Luttrell and Patricia Bell, both of Russell Springs, KY
1 Brother: Johnny Joe Passmore, Russell Springs KY

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 1:00pmCT at Bethel United Baptist Church in Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Delvin Wilson officiating 

Visitation: After 5:00pmCT on Monday, March 2, 2020 at the church 


Interment: Bethel United Baptist Church Cemetery
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  
 

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