Obituaries Archives for 2020-04

MICHELLE ROSE THOMPSON, 58, COLUMBIA

 
Michelle Rose Thompson, 58, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, April 30, 2020 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. Born in Cincinnati, OH she was the daughter of the late William Crump and Marlene Fox Iames of Columbia who survives.  
 
Ms. Thompson was of the Catholic faith and an employee of Summit Manor Nursing Home. She was passionate about her job and cared so much for the residents that she volunteered in the COVID-19 unit of the nursing home.
 
SURVIVORS:
Mother: Marlene Fox Iames of Columbia, KY
2 sisters: Debra Parradee of Edmonton, KY; Denise Carver-Iames of Columbia, KY
2 nieces: Tricia McQueary of Cincinnati, OH; Destiny Ooten of Columbia, KY
2 nephews: Jeffrey Iames and Justin Carter both of Columbia, KY
Aunt: Cheryl Jenkins of Columbia, KY
Her dog "Bella"
 
The family chose cremation and no services are scheduled at this time.  
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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LEE JOHN ROGERS, 55, NASHVILLE, TN

 

Lee John Rogers, 55, of Nashville, Tennessee died April 19, 2020 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was born October 8, 1964 in Jefferson County, KY.

 

Mr. Rogers worked in the Music Industry as an Audio Engineer.

 

SURVIVORS:

Parents: Richard & Arlene Parker Rogers of Louisville, KY

 

Preceding him in death was his brother, Richard Parker “Chuck” Rogers and his grandparents, Coy and Lois Rogers, Golden and Flora Parker.

 

Cremation has been chosen and a private burial will be in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Adair County.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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TYLER GILES, 28, COLUMBIA

 

Tyler Giles, 28, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at his home after an illness. He was born March 27, 1992, in Taylor County, KY.  
 
Tyler was a proud Alumnus of the Adair County Band and had worked in retail sales.
 
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jimmie Otterson, Sr. and Tommy Giles and an uncle, Jim Giles.
 
SURVIVORS:
Mother & step-father: Juanita Otterson Cowan & Anthony of Columbia
Father: John Giles of Columbia
2 sisters: Chanley Otterson Grant (Mackenzie) and Kiley Hutchison all of Columbia
1 step-brother: Tyler Cowan of Columbia
Maternal Grandmother: Geraldine Otterson of Columbia
Paternal Grandmother: Barbara Giles of Columbia
2 nephews: Alexander & Xavier Grant
4 uncles: Jimmie Otterson, Jr. of Columbia, Kenny Otterson (Carrie) of Berea, Johnny Otterson of Murfreesboro, TN and Jeff Giles of Diego Garcia
2 aunts: Hope Otterson and Jennifer Ferguson (Mark) all of Columbia
Several cousins, other relatives and friends
 
In accordance with Governor Beshear’s recommendations and in compliance with the CDC, the service will be private with burial in Haven Hill Cemetery.
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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BRANDON WAYNE KINNETT, 40, COLUMBIA

 
Brandon Wayne Kinnett, 40, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from injuries sustained in an accident.  He was born on December 11, 1979 in Somerset, KY, son of David & Linda Kinnett of Columbia, KY.
 
Mr. Kinnett was a member of Free Union Separate Baptist Church and an employee of the Kentucky State Highway Department. He was a farmer and an avid sports fan.
 
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Paul Woody Bryant; paternal grandmother, Wilma Maxine Chapman Kinnett and a special uncle, Bill Cooley.
 
SURVIVORS:
Parents: David and Linda Bryant Kinnett of Columbia
Daughter: Destiny Kinnett (& fiancé Trevor Murphy) of Columbia
Maternal Grandmother: Mabel Ruth Green Bryant of Columbia
Paternal Grandfather: Millard Eldon Kinnett of Columbia
Special Aunts: Eva Cooley and Brenda Mann both of Columbia
 
Due to the Covid-19 virus and in accordance with Governor Beshear’s orders and the CDC, the family has chosen a drive-thru visitation on Friday, May 1, 2020 from 12:00-1:30pm at Haven Hill Cemetery in Columbia, KY with a private graveside service to follow with Bro. Jon Loy officiating. All visitors must remain in their vehicles for the drive-thru visitation and follow directions given.
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Ronnie Loy, Phillip Cravens, Brandon Cowan, Jeremy Coffey, Zach Bailey, Ronnie McGuffin, Todd Green, Brandon Kerr, Brandon Cravens, Luke Kinnett, Nick Kinnett, Dwight Kinnett, Kyle Mann, Mark Young, Jon Lacy and Bruce Cundiff.
 

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SHIRLEY JEAN YOUNG, 80, CAMPBELLSVILLE

 

Shirley Jean Young, 80, of Campbellsville, KY daughter of the late Jessie Wallace and Geneva (Payton) Whitehouse, passed from this life on Monday, April 27, 2020 at her home. She was born in Louisville, KY on April 2, 1940. 

 

Mrs. Young had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Beulahland Community Church. She enjoyed collecting dolls and horse trinkets, and loved to find bargains at yard sales.

 

SURVIVORS:

Lifelong companion: Michael Cox of Campbellsville

2 daughters: Beverly Brown & husband Jerry of Columbia, and Phyllis King of Campbellsville

2  sons: James Phillip Cook, II of Campbellsville, and Mike Powell & wife Lori of Carthage, Missouri

3 step daughters: Linda Whitlock & husband Jesse of Casey County, Michelle Jones of Louisville, and Dorothy Francene Taylor of Adair County

9 grandchildren

18 great-grandchildren

11 step grandchildren

1 step great-grandchild

1 brother: Billy Whitehouse & wife Annie of Campbellsville

A host of other family and friends

 

Mrs. Young had requested cremation. All services were performed privately.

 

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

 

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BETTY MORGAN, 72, RUSSELL SPRINGS


Betty Morgan, 72, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, April 27th, at Fair Oaks Health Systems, Jamestown. She was born in Russell Springs, KY on March 19, 1948, a daughter of the late Eva (Rexroat) and Beckham Brown. 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death a daughter, Lori Loy.


SURVIVORS:
Husband, Ralph Morgan 
2 Grandsons: NIles and Jacoby Loy 
1 brother: H.B Brown, Jr 
A host of nieces and nephews

 

Services are private. 
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
 

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WINFRED COWAN, 75, COLUMBIA


Winfred Cowan, 75, of Columbia, KY died Monday, April 27, 2020 at T.J. Samson Hospital in Glasgow. He was born June 9, 1944 in Adair County to the late Ira & Pearsetta Burton Cowan. 

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Eugene, Harold & Kenneth Cowan, and one sister, Sharlene Cowan Burton.  

 

Winfred owned and operated Cowan and Son Trucking for many years and was a lifelong farmer. 

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Jamie Cowan & his wife Gale of Columbia

1 daughter: Denesa McCann & her husband Kelly of Columbia

3 grandchildren: Austen McCann, Brady Cowan & Beth Ann Cowan

1 great-grandchild: Baylee Cowan

Mother of his children: Janet Antle of Columbia

Special niece: Telissa Moore & her husband Brad of Columbia

Several other relatives & friends

 

In accordance with Governor Beshear’s recommendations and in compliance with the CDC, the service will be private with burial in Haven Hill Cemetery.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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DENNIS BALDOCK, 69, LIBERTY

 
Dennis Baldock, 69, of Liberty, KY passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020, at his residence. He was born on April 29, 1950 in Akron, Ohio, a son of the late Hollis E. Baldock and Fern Drake Baldock Thomas. 
 
Dennis was a self-employed logger. He attended Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church. He loved old cars, hunting, racing and working in the log woods. Dennis had an abundance of love for his wife, son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, and his church family. 
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Shirley Noel Baldock, who he wed on April 16, 1971
1 son: Chris (Amee) Baldock of Liberty
2 grandchildren: Hunter and Tesa
1 brother: Donald (Sherri) Baldock of Liberty
1 niece: Kelly Noel
2 nephews: Jason (Sarah) Tackett and Kevin (Jolena) Noel
2 great-nieces: Haley and Lauren Noel
1 great-nephew: Will Tackett
A host of other family and friends
 
Due to recent requirements implemented by the Governor and The Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky, funeral services will be performed privately at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Rodney Smith and Bro. Danny Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery. 
 
There will be a “drive-thru” visitation on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, from 12:00-2:00pmET at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, KY. Visitors may pay their respects from their vehicles and will be given a memorial folder to keep. IMPORTANT: PLEASE DO NOT EXIT YOUR VEHICLE. CONDOLENCES MAY BE OFFERED WITH YOUR VEHICLE WINDOW ROLLED DOWN.
 
The funeral service will be live streamed on McKinney-Brown Funeral Home’s Facebook page at 2:00pmET on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
 
Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to either Hospice of Lake Cumberland at 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, Kentucky, 42503, or Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church c/o Katie Coffey at 661 Hopewell Road, Liberty, Kentucky 42539.
 
Pallbearers: Chris, Tesa, and Hunter Baldock, Glen Wright, Jason Tackett, and Brian Woodrum. 
 
Honorary pallbearers: Gary Noel, Gary Price, Alan and Andrew Oberholtzer, Harvey Luttrell, John Tarter, Mark Thilmony, Rick Sinkhorn, Dewey Coffey, Chris Weddle, Sam and Eric Chilton, Tony Price, Bill Bowman, Rick Byrd, Darren Atwood, and Jeff Owens. Honorary pallbearers are asked to NOT be in attendance.
 
Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com. 

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GINA SMITH, 45, LOUISVILLE (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
Gina R. Smith, 45, of Louisville, KY passed away Friday, April 24th, at University of Louisville Hospital. She was born in Columbia, KY on January 29, 1975, a daughter of Nilla (Hopper ) Lothery and Jimmy Bell.
 
She was preceded in death by a son, Codey Bell.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: Tim Biery
Mother: Nilla(Albert) Lothery
Father: Jimmy(Carrie) Bell
1 son: Alex Smith
1 step daughter: Brittany Muzzy
1 step son: T.J. Biery
1 sister: Angie McAnich
2 brothers: Frank and David Whittle
5 Grandchildren
 
Services are private.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY is in charge of arrangements.
 

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BETTY LOU JAMES, 79, COLUMBIA

 

Betty Lou James, 79, of Columbia, KY (formerly of Campbellsville), passed from this life on Friday, April 24, 2020 in Glasgow, KY at T.J. Sampson Community Hospital after an illness. She was born on November 15, 1940 in Casey County to the late Fred and Pearl (Reece) Short.

 

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Campbellsville and was a homemaker.

 

SURVIVORS:

6 children: Sandra Davis and husband Charles of South Carolina, Lora Grace of Albany, David James and wife Kelly of Campbellsville, Leah James of Greensburg, Frank James and wife Ashley of Campbellsville, and Elizabeth Wilson and husband Gary of Virginia

 8 grandchildren

 1 great-grandchild

 A host of other family and friends

 

Mrs. James had requested cremation. All services were performed privately.

 

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

 

 

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RUBY CHRISTINE SCHOLL, 91, JAMESTOWN


Ruby Christine Scholl, 91, of Jamestown, KY passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. She was born on Dec. 25,1928 to the late Monk and Margie Oliver. 

 
Christine was a devout Christian and faithful member of the Jamestown UMC. She was a wife, homemaker and enjoyed working as a cashier at Kay’s Bestway. She had a timeless coiffure, a resounding laugh and a love of being out and about on the Jamestown Square. Her beloved dog "Silky" was her constant companion. She will be remembered as kind and generous and lived her life with faith in God and love for her family and friends.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ike Scholl and a sister, Susan Oliver. 

SURVIVORS: 
1 sister: Anna Lou Reid of Danville, KY
2 nieces: Teresa (John) Glunn of Crawfordville, Florida; Amanda Reid (Charles Schaub) of Tampa, Florida 
1 nephew: Steven (Yvonne) Reid of Marietta, Ga 
2 great nieces: Clair Schaub & Lauren Reid 
2 great nephews: Eli Schaub & Landon Reid

A celebration of Christine’s life will be held at a later date. 
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
 

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MABEL MILLER, 88, COLUMBIA

 

Mabel S. Miller, 88, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 7:57 P.M. at Summit Manor Nursing Home. She was born December 28, 1931 in Adair County to the late James Frank and Myrtle Coomer Sneed. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Miller, three brothers, Duel H. Sneed, James Edwin Sneed, Lester Earl Sneed and one sister, Margaret Banks. 
 

She was employed by Russell Sportswear for over 20 years.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 brother: William A. Sneed of Columbia

Several nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends

 

In accordance with Governor Beshear’s recommendations and in compliance with the CDC, the service will be private with burial in Jones Chapel Cemetery.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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ZELMA MERLE STOTTS FUDGE, 88, COLUMBIA

 
Zelma Merle Stotts Fudge, 88, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia. She was born August 1st, 1931 in Adair County to the late Wilbert Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Furkins Stotts.
 
Mrs. Fudge was the widow of James Ordell Fudge, who preceded her in death on October 5th, 2009. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Daryl Gene Fudge in 1949.
 
Mrs. Fudge was a member of Red Lick Missionary Baptist Church. She worked at Circle R during its earliest days, several area sewing factories including Lyon Uniform, Osh Kosh, and two different ones in Burkesville, KY but found her calling in housekeeping at Summit Manor. Her job there was more akin to a ministry and she served in that role for 22 years until 2 broken wrists would no longer allow her to perform her job.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Billy Joe Fudge & wife Libby of Columbia, KY
3 Grandchildren: Shay Knifley & husband Chris of Columbia, KY; Cameron Feese of San Diego, California; Prindle Hinton & husband Mike of Campbellsville, KY
4 Great Grandchildren: Hayden (Sasha) Neal of Denver, Colorado; Hayley Knifley and Harrison Knifley of Columbia, KY; Jackson Hinton of Louisville, KY
1 Great-Great Grandson: 6-year-old Eliot Caldwell of Tennessee
1 sister: Lucille Stotts of Russell Springs, KY
3 nieces, 1 nephew and a host of cousins & friends
 
Due to the Covid-19 virus and in accordance with Governor Beshear’s orders and the CDC, there will be a private celebration of a life service for a life well lived and in service to others on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the Roach Cemetery. Pastor Johnny Hood will be officiating. 
 
Donations in lieu of flowers should be made to Summit Manor Nursing Home for the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment for staff and can be left at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary funeral Home or mailed to the nursing home at 400 Bomar Heights. 
 

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FAY WADE, 88, RUSSELL CO.

 
Fay Wade, 88, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Russell County Hospital, surrounded by her sons, daughter in laws, and a host of loving and compassionate nurses at the hospital. She was born March 9, 1932 in Russell County to the late Claude & Mary Ocie Gaskin Thomas.
 
She was a homemaker, factory worker, businesswoman, a loving mother, grandmother, and, most of all, a strong Christian witness to everyone she met.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Geoffrey Wade, 1 son, David Wade and 3 brothers: C.L. Thomas, Earl Thomas, and Ronnie Thomas.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: John (Liezl) Wade and Danny (Teresa) Wade, all of Russell Springs, KY
4 grandchildren: Scott Wade, Lance Wade, Danielle White, and her special songbird, Makalyn Wade.
5 great grandchildren 
1 brother: Owen Thomas, Russell Springs
1 sister: Joyce (Royce) Bunch, Westchester, OH
Special family friend: Vivian Weddle, who was like a loving daughter
 
All services are private.
 
Memorials suggested to the Gideons International and can be made at the funeral home.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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WALTER LEE GRAVES, 59, ELIZABETHTOWN (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)


Walter Lee Graves, 59, of Elizabethtown, KY died Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 10:38 P.M. at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He was born October 28, 1960 in Adair County, KY to the late Bobby Ray and Yvonne Garnett Graves and was also preceded in death by a brother, Joey Graves. 

 

Walter retired after 20+ years with U.S. Army, taught business at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, employed by the Census Bureau as EO Manager and was a member of Columbia First Baptist Church, the V.F.W. and the D.A.V.

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife: Charlayne Miller Graves of Elizabethtown

2 sons: Walter Graves II of Elizabethtown and Justin Miller of Louisville

3 daughters: Lauren (James) French of Elizabethtown, Rashana Hibbler of Radcliff and Lindsey Miller of Lexington

2 brothers: Ray (Jennifer) Graves of Worcester, MA and Bobby L. Graves of Plano, TX

4 sisters:  Mitzi (George) Washington of Wichita, KS, Terryl Graves of Columbia, Tina (Larry) Franklin of Columbia, Kemmye Graves of Vine Grove

17 Grandchildren

Several other relatives and friends

 

The family has chosen to have a Drive-thru visitation on Sunday, April 26, 2020 from 11am-1pm at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home. Visitors must remain in their vehicles and follow directions given.

 

Private burial in the Dudley Cemetery

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to the Disabled American Veterans or the Leukemia Society which can be mailed to the charity or to the funeral home.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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DONALD LEW GRANT, 80, GLASGOW (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
Donald Lew Grant, 80, of Glasgow, KY died Thursday, April 23, 2020 at his residence. Born in Adair County, KY he was the son of the late John Marion and Linnie Hardwick Grant.  
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Harold Grant.
 
Mr. Grant was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a Veteran of the U.S. Army and former owner and operator of Grants Appliance in the Temple Hill community of Barren County. He was also a former Lab Technician at Mallory’s in Glasgow. Don was a Foster Parent for 40 years and loved the children he fostered as his own. He was an avid golfer at Fox Hollow Golf Course and loved spending time with his friends there.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Edna Maydean Simpson Grant
6 children: Celesta Templin (Donald), Mike Burton, Mark Grant (Courtney), Dawn “Sissy” Tew (Craig), Shannon Slinker (Geoffrey) and Paula Johnson
47 grandchildren and great grandchildren
1 brother: Roger Grant (Marsha)
1 sister: Anna Ruth Barnett (Clifford) 
Several nieces and nephews
 
Mr. Grant chose cremation and a memorial service will be held at a later date.  
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  
 

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CHARLES HADLEY, 79, COLUMBIA

 
Charles Hadley, 79, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at his residence. Born in Adair County, he was the son of the late Joe and Susie Turner Hadley. 
 
Mr. Hadley was of the Christian faith, a Dry Waller for many years and loved building things and doing carpenter work.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Tammy Jones
His loving family and friends
 
Due to Covid-19 virus and in accordance with Governor Beshear’s orders and the CDC, there will be a private service on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the McClister Cemetery.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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ESTHER WATSON, 89, COLUMBIA

 
Esther Mae Goodin Watson, 89, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Summit Manor Nursing Home. Born in Adair County, she was the daughter of the late Elmer & Lottie Redman Goodin and wife of the late William Watson.  
 
Mrs. Watson was of the Christian faith.
 
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Randy Watson and a brother, Chester Goodin. 
 
SURVIVORS:
1 sister: Margie Vaughn of Columbia, KY
1 brother-in-law: Phillip Watson (Jane) of Columbia, KY
3 sisters-in-law: Jane Brockman of Columbia, KY; Margaret Mooney (LaWayne) of Oklahoma; Barbara Dixon (Paul) of Columbia, KY
Several nieces and nephews 
 
Due to Covid-19 virus and in accordance with Governor Beshear’s orders and the CDC, there will be a private graveside service on Monday, April 27, 2020 at Haven Hill Cemetery.  
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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ANNA MARIE HELM, 87, COLUMBIA

 
Anna Marie Helm, 87, died Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia, KY. She was born January 23, 1933 in Glensfork, KY to the late Fred Turner & Ella Mae Grant Collins.
 
She was a member of Fairview Separate Baptist Church. Marie dedicated her life to her family and her faith in Christ. She enjoyed ministering to others through song and was an avid gospel music fan. Marie's joy in this life was her family and her role as Wife, Mother, Granny and Gran Gran.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Polarine Helm; 3 sisters: Ruth Bledsoe, Ruby Hadley, & Laura Grant; and 2 nephews
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Larry (Wanda) Helm, Jamestown, KY
2 grandchildren: Larimie (Shane) Richardson, Russell Springs, KY; Derrick (Terran) Helm, Jamestown, KY
 3 great grandchildren: Clay Richardson, Giles Helm, Marian Helm
Several nieces and a host of friends
 
 A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
 
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Dixon Cemetery Fund. These can be made at Bernard Funeral Home
 
All services are Private.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs, KY is in charge of arrangements.
 

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DONALD THRASHER, 76, COLUMBIA

 
Donald Lee Thrasher, 76, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at his residence. Born in Albany, KY he was the son of the late Glen and Delean Abston Thrasher and husband of the late Brenda Faye Bruton Thrasher.
 
Mr. Thrasher attended Bearwallow United Methodist Church and was retired from the Adair County Board of Education Maintenance Department. He loved hunting, fishing and Corvette’s.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Clara Barnes and Sue Cash.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: Glendell Thrasher (Bonnie), Columbia, KY; Greg Thrasher (Tammy), Columbia, KY
1 grandson: Jason Thrasher (Makayla), Columbia, KY
1 great grandchild
4 step-grandchildren
8 step great-grandchildren
 
Due to the Covid-19 virus and in accordance with Governor Beshear’s orders and the CDC, there will be a private graveside service on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Haven Hill Cemetery.  
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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BOYCE HOUK, JR., 69, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Boyce Houk, Jr, 69, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Friday, April 17, 2020 in Harrodsburg, KY. He was born in Greensburg, KY on July 17, 1950 a son of the late Anna Elizabeth (Judd) and Boyce Houk.
 
Boyce served in the U.S. Army and was a retired Minister.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Houk and a sister, Darlene Jeffries.
 
SURVIVORS:
4 sons: Jason (Michelle) Houk, Jeremy Houk, Jacob Houk, and Joshua (Brooke) Houk
3 sisters: Carol(Buckye) Handy, Jean Judd, and Lou (Herbert) Wright
2 brothers: Ronnie(Deanna) Houk; Booie(Nancy) Houk
4 grandchildren
3 great grandchildren
A host of nieces and nephews
 
Services are private.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown in charge of arrangements.
 

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HERMAN KNIGHT, 78, JAMESTOWN

 
Herman R. Knight, 78, of Jamestown, KY passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at Russell County Hospital. He was born in Jamestown, KY on May 30, 1941 a son of the late Lola (Ballenger) and Omrie  Knight.
 
Herman was an auto body repairman.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Knight and a great grandson.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Kerry (Greg) Zummer
Friend: Janice Grider
2 grandchildren
1 great great grandchild
 
Services are private.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY in charge of arrangements.
 

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MELISSA BROCKMAN, 46, COLUMBIA

 
Melissa Brockman, 46, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, April 19, 2020 at her residence. She was born August 15, 1973, in New Albany, Indiana and served two tours in Iraq in the U.S. Army.
 
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Elzie Brockman and Margaret Dunn, and two uncles, Roger Burton and Nator Brockman.
 
SURVIVORS:
Mother & step-father: Sharon Brockman and William Bates of Greensburg, KY
5 aunts: Sherry Hodges, Donna Loy, Sandy Crawhorn, Connie Ferguson & Tonya Dunn
1 uncle: Danny Brockman
Special cousin: Sherry Brockman
Several other relatives and friends
 
The family has chosen cremation and no services are planned.
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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JAMES EDWARD FURKINS, 78, SMITHS GROVE

 
James Edward “Jim” Furkins, 78, of Smiths Grove, KY died Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at the Bowling Green Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital in Bowling Green, KY.  Born in Cumberland County, he was the son of the late Luster Ray and Hazel Lacy Furkins.
 
Jim was a member of the Samson St. Church of God in Glasgow, KY.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 5 brothers: Marshall, Overton, Robert, Kyle and Barry Furkins and a sister, Jo Ann Smith.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 brother: Harry Furkins of Antioch, TN
Special friends & caregiver: Sue Davis and family 
Several nieces & nephews
 
Due to the Covid-19 virus and in accordance with Governor Beshear’s orders and the CDC, there will be a private service on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the Fudge Cemetery.
 
Please take a moment to sign the online Guestbook at: www.stottsphelpsmcquearyfh.com 
 

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JEFFREY ALAN SMITH, 68, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 

Jeffrey Allen Smith, 68, of Russell Springs, KY died Friday, April 17, 2020 at his home. He was born January 22, 1952 in Russell County to the late Lonzo Lee & Maggie Stephens Smith.

 

He was a Veteran of US Army.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Lee Smith & Calvin Smith and 3 sisters: Ethel Trimble, Anna Norman, and Marie Sparks

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife: Patsy Smith, Russell Springs, KY

4 children: Rebecca (Brian) Tarter, Kimberly (Arnie) Robertson, Jason Smith, all of Russell Springs, KY; Josh Smith of Bowling Green, Ky

1 grandchild: Chris Smith

1 brother: Charles (JoNell) Smith, Russell Springs, KY

2 sisters: Glenna (J.C.) Bean and Doris Blair, both of Russell Springs, KY

 

All services are Private.

 

Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Pallbearers: Jim Burton, Joe Burton, Johnny Burton, Michael York, Gary McGaha, Keith McGaha

 

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ELMA JEAN WILSON STILES, 93, TAYLOR CO. (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)


Elma Jean Wilson Stiles, 93, of Campbellsville, KY, daughter of the late Barm William Perkins and Ellen Gumm Perkins was born January 11, 1927 in Adair County, KY. She died at 4:00 P.M., Monday, April 13, 2020 in Campbellsville. 


She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Bible Baptist Tabernacle.


Elma was a former waitress and jail matron.


She united in marriage to Jim Wilson January 20, 1962. He preceded her in death September 29, 2003. She later married Jesse W. Stiles who preceded her in death January 24, 2014.


Elma enjoyed traveling which she was privileged to do when her husband, Jim was in the military. Her favorite past time was playing cards; which she often did at the Senior Citizen’s Center. She was a people person who never met a stranger.


She is survived by several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters: Wesley Perkins, Sherman Perkins, Joseph Perkins, Magdalene Benningfield, and Blanche Irene Perkins.
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AS MANDATED BY THE GOVERNOR, SERVICES WILL BE PRIVATE

 

BURIAL: Hovious Ridge Cemetery

 

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

 

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JAMES "JIMMY" DIAL, 71, CAMPBELLSVILLE (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
James Edward “Jimmy” Dial, 71, of Campbellsville, KY (formerly of Adair County), died Thursday, April 16, 2020 at his home. He was born June 1, 1948 in Green County, KY to the late Clyde & Janie Crawhorn Dial. 
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the following siblings: Beulah McAllister, Joe Dial, Bob Dial, Jack Dial, Davis Dial, Terry Dial, Marshall Dial & Kathy Cook.  
 
Jimmy attended Glensfork Community Church and was a farmer.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 Daughter: Debra Dial of Somerset, KY
3 Brothers: Charlie (Rita) Dial & William (Opal) Dial both of Columbia, KY; Mitchell (Linda) Dial of Columbus, IN
1 Sister: Martha (Bobby) Matney of Columbia, KY
Special Friends: Earl & Marilyn Coffey of Montpelier, KY
Several other relative & friends 
 
In accordance with Governor Beshear’s recommendations and in compliance with the CDC, the service will be private with burial in Haven Hill Cemetery.
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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MARY GRIDER BRYANT, 93, COLUMBIA


Mary (Grider) Bryant, 93, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 11:05 a.m. at Summit Manor Nursing Home. She was born October 28, 1926 in Adair County to the late Fred and Zemmar Smiley Grider. 

 

Mary was the widow of Tommie Bryant. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Rosemary Bryant McLean and a brother, Marvin T. Grider. 

 

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a homemaker. Mary was well known for being a kind and compassionate person, devoted Bible reader, immaculate cook and beloved friend to all who knew her.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Tommy Bryant of Columbia

1 daughter: Barbara Bryant Shepherd of Columbia

4 grandchildren

4 great-grandchildren

Several cousins, nieces, nephews and host of friends

Special cousins: Sharon Pike, Juanita McKinney and Betty Fisher

Special caregivers: Marilyn Janes, Cathy Shelton and Barbara Bunch

 

In accordance with Governor Beshear’s recommendations and in compliance with the CDC, the service will be private with burial in Columbia City Cemetery.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

 

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ROGER NORFLEET, 83, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 

Roger Gordon Norfleet, 83, of Russell Springs, KY died Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Russell County Hospital. He was born April 20, 1936 in Russell County to the late Denny & Alma Roy Norfleet.

 

Roger was a Veteran of US Army and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife: Lois Ellen Norfleet, Russell Springs, KY

1 son: Timmy Roger Norfleet, Windsor, KY

3 granddaughters: Chelsea Norfleet, Tianne Norfleet, & Shaylee Norfleet

3 great grandsons: Conner Norfleet, Dallas Riggs, & Hunter Riggs

3 sisters: Ina May & Imolene Nolen, both of Indiana; Grace Norfleet of Russell Springs

2 brothers: Edward Norfleet & Weldon Norfleet, both of Indiana

 

Services are Private.

 

Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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W.C. POPPLEWELL, 97, RUSSELL SPRINGS


W.C. Popplewell, 97, of Russell Springs, KY died Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Russell County Hospital. He was born April 13, 1923 in Russell County to the late Jonah & Cloda Miller Popplewell.

 

He was a farmer.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 nieces: Jane Wilson and Frances Flatt, both of Russell Springs, KY

Several other nieces and nephews

 

Services are Private.

 

Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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EDWARD LEE MCGOWAN, 80, JABEZ

 
Edward Lee McGowan, 80, of Jabez, KY passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at Russell County Hospital. He was born September 2, 1939 to the late AG and Delima Roberts McGowan. 
 
He was a retired carpenter.
 
SURVIVORS:
Love of his life: Glenda Sue Roberts of Jabez, KY
1 sister: Vela (Randal) Hopper of Russell Springs, KY
4 nieces & 2 nephews
Special friend: Laura Jeanie Roberts of Jabez, KY
Several cousins and friends
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 brother & his wife, Leland & Mary McGowan, and 3 sisters: Phyllis, Velda and Iletta McGowan.
 
A private Graveside service will be held for the immediate family at Military Springs in Jabez with Bro. Junior Holmes officiating.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. 
 
If you are unable to attend due to the CDC guidelines, please feel free to log onto our website at www.LakeCumberlandFuneralService.com where you can sign the online guestbook and send condolences to the family. 
 
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
 

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PAM HUGHES, 50, COLUMBIA

 
Pam Hughes, 50, of Columbia, KY died Monday, April 13, 2020 at 12:30 P.M. at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY. She was born August 11, 1969 in Adair County and was a CNA and Med Tech at Summit Manor Nursing Home for 32 years.
 
Her father, Jimmy Hughes, preceded her in death on June 17, 2018.
 
SURVIVORS:
Mother: Fern Staton Hughes of Columbia, KY
1 daughter: Brie Hughes of Columbia, KY
2 brothers: Juan Hughes (Anita) of Louisville, KY; Adrian Hughes of Columbia, KY
4 aunts: Teresa Igo of Marietta, Georgia; Paulette Lasley of Campbellsville, KY; Marlene Johnson of Columbia, KY; Becky Taylor (Dwight) of Columbia, KY
Several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives & friends
 
In accordance with Governor Beshear’s recommendations and in compliance with the CDC, the service will be private with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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REGINA WRAY, 80, BURKESVILLE

 
Regina Edith Owens Williams Vincent Wray, 80, of Burkesville, KY passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at her residence.    
 
SURVIVORS:
4 children: Lonnie Williams of Columbia, KY; Brenda Norris, Sabra Scott, and Anthony Vincent, all of Burkesville, KY
3 siblings: Ruby Rush of Louisville, KY; Jewell York and Margaret Burns, both of Burkesville, KY
13 step-children
16 grandchildren
22 great-grandchildren
4 great-great-grandchildren
 
Funeral service will be private, as ordered by the Governor of Kentucky and in accordance to CDC guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
Norris-New Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 
 

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PHILLIP DALE COMBEST, 78, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Phillip Dale Combest, 78, of Russell Springs, KY died Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY after a long battle with cancer. He was born August 26, 1941 in Russell County to the late Phillip & Ruth Bledsoe Combest.
 
He managed an insurance services and inspection firm for 25 years before starting his own regional firm, Philco Reports, in 1986, which he owned and operated for 15 years in Cincinnati until his retirement and return to Russell Springs to live.
 
SURVIVORS
3 sons: Phillip Alan (Heather) Combest of Irvine, California; Paul David (Angie) Combest of Parker, Colorada; Michael Dale (Pinky) Combest of Shanghai, China
1 daughter: Julie Marie (Jimmy) Farthing of Liberty Township, Ohio
4 grandchildren: Tessa & Spencer Farthing, and Jacob & Carson Combest
4 sisters: Glenda (Danny) Coffey of Jamestown, KY; Betty Jo (Lynn) Wheat of Russell Springs, KY; Nancy (Steve) Shepard of Russell Springs, KY; LaDonna Cooper of Liberty, KY
Many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends
His favorite aunt: Maxine Bledsoe (the widow of his favorite uncle, Allen Bledsoe)

 
Cremation was his choice, with his remains in the Sidney Campbell Family Cemetery.
 
All services will be PRIVATE.

Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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DOROTHY WESLEY, 84, JAMESTOWN


Dorothy Wesley, 84, of Jamestown, KY passed away Monday, April 13th, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Jamestown, KY on September 15, 1935, a daughter of the late Lucille (Brown) and Joe Bell. 

SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Patsy Norris and Naomi Brown 
1 son: Ricky Craig 
5 sisters: Christine Norris, Janice Vine, Rita Guffey, Anna Ray, and Sue Bravard 
6 brothers: J.D. Bell, Eddie Bell, Roger Bell, Andy Bell, Phillip Bell, and Kenneth Bell 
6 grandchildren 

6 great grandchildren 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Marvin R. Craig and Walter Wesley and 3 sisters: Alma Jones, Bessie Elmore, and Mary E. Brown. 

Services are private. 

H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
 

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GARMOLINE CARPENTER, 91, RUSSELL SPRINGS


Garmoline Carpenter, 91, of Russell Springs, KY died Monday, April 13, 2020 at the Hospice of Lake Cumberland, Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset. She was born November 18, 1928 in Russell County to the late Chester & Eva Hammonds Gosser.

 

Garmoline was a retired school teacher.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kamos Carpenter and a brother, Garmon Gosser

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Dante Carpenter, Russell Springs, KY

1 granddaughter: Elise Carpenter

 

All services are PRIVATE

 

Memorials are suggested to the Union Cemetery Fund. These can be made to: Beverly Grimes, P.O. Box 2273, Russell Springs, KY 42642 or at Bernard Funeral Home.

 

Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Pallbearers: Ted Adkins, Josh Tarter, Josh Bennett, Micah Thomas, Nick Cunningham, & Eddie Harris

 

Special music: Yvonne Emerson

 

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ELEANOR SIEG, 84, COLUMBIA

 

Eleanor Hanson Sieg, 84, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 12:55 P.M. at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. She was born January 5, 1936, in Wilksboro, North Carolina to the late Cager Roosevelt and Dorothy Olivia Brown Teague.

 

Eleanor was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, a long-time Beautician and worked at Jamestown Marina for several years.

 

She was married to William Mark Hanson who preceded her in death. She later married Russell Sieg who also preceded her in death.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 sons: Mike (Gail) Hanson of Maryland, Mark (Kaye) Hanson of Columbia, Richard Hanson of Columbia

2 daughters: Janet (Barry) Wolfe of Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Ann StClair of Columbia

2 brothers: Donald Teague of Maryland, Richard Teague of California

4 sisters: Ester Myers and Mable Johnson both of North Carolina, Dora Isom and Inez Borgman of Maryland

10 grandchildren

Several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

 

Private graveside services will be held at Bel Air Memorial Gardens in Bel Air, Maryland.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.

 

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RICKY LYNN BURRIS, 61, COLUMBIA

 
Ricky Lynn Burris, 61, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, April 12, 2020 at his residence. Born in Green County, KY, he was the son of the late Raymond and Louetta Kemp Burris.
 
Mr. Burris attended the Egypt Christian Church and was a former Deputy Jailer for the Adair County Regional Jail.  He loved hunting, fishing and being outdoors.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Janice Antle Burris of Columbia, KY
2 daughters: Angie Burris and Tonya Wall (Anthony) both of Columbia, KY
4 grandchildren: Mark Hutcheson, Makenna Wall, Cade Wall and Dalani Harris
1 brother: Justin Burris (Pam) of Greensburg, KY
1 sister: Reba Rogers of Columbia, KY
1 sister-in-law: Jerlene Vaughn Burris of Louisville, KY
Several nieces and nephews
 
Due to the Covid-19 virus and in accordance with Governor Beshear’s orders and the CDC, there will be a private service on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the Haven Hill Cemetery.  Bro. Paul Patton will be officiating.
 
Please take a moment to sign the online Guestbook at: www.stottsphelpsmcquearyfh.com.
 

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KATHY HARE, 68, COLUMBIA

 
Kathy Ann Hare, 68, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, April 12, 2020 at her residence.  Born in Knifley, KY she was the daughter of the late Ray Miller and Margaret Goodin Miller of Leesburg, VA who survives. 
 
Ms. Hare was a graduate of Lindsey Wilson College in 1992 and retired from the State of Kentucky.  She was a Social Worker in Casey County before retiring. She was very passionate about Alcoholics Anonymous and drug court in both Adair and Casey County.
 
SURVIVORS:
Mother: Margaret Goodin Miller of Leesburg, VA 
3 children: Michael Hare (Monica), Angela Crawhorn (Charlie) and Donald Hare (Stacy) all of Columbia, KY
6 grandchildren: Cash, Max and Myles Hare, Charlie Crawhorn (Lauren), Kaitlyn Crawhorn (Michah Wallace) and Hailey Hare
2 step-grandchildren: Caleb and Hailey Howard
6 siblings: Gerald Miller (Janie) of Arizona, Dean Miller (Norma) of Knifley, Darryl Miller (Julie) of Columbia, Dwight Miller (Roxie) of Georgia, Connie Tetreau (Jerry) of Virginia and Aleta Miller (Mike) of North Carolina
 
Due to the Covid-19 virus and in accordance with Governor Beshear’s orders and the CDC, there will be a private service on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with cremation to follow.
 

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JACKIE BRENDEL KEAN, 59, COLUMBIA

 
Jacquelyn “Jackie” Marie Brendel-Kean, 59, Columbia, KY, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 10, 2020. She was born August 28, 1960 in Buffalo, New York to the late John and Beverley (Cryer) Brendel. 
 
She graduated from Amherst Central High School in Snyder, NY (1978) and got her nursing degree from the University of New York at Buffalo (1982).  She went on to get her Master’s Degree from the University of South Florida (1991) and worked as a Nurse Practitioner for 29 years. On October 17, 1998, she married John William Kean. They raised one son together, John William Stubbs.  Jackie had a passion for helping others. She also loved to spend time with her family and pets. She was a caring and compassionate person who would help anyone in need.  She was known for her willingness to help others, her infectious smile, and her kind, gentle and caring soul.  Jackie was also a breast cancer survivor.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Karen Brendel.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: John William Kean
1 son: John William Brendel-Stubbs (Alexis)
3 grandchildren: Izabella, Avaleigh, and Stanton Stubbs
2 sisters: Susan Brendel and Elaine (William) Richau
2 nieces: Michelle Richau and Jen Case-Pouliot
1 nephew: Marty Richau
Several cousins.
 
Mrs. Brendel chose cremation and a memorial service will held at a later date. Her final resting place will be at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 96 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY.  
 
If anyone would like to make a donation in memory of Jackie, please send them to the American Cancer Society, Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund, or Church of the Good Shepard.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is charge of the arrangements.
 

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DONNIE HUGHES, 68, LOUISVILLE (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
Donnie Hughes, 68, of Louisville, KY died Thursday, April 9, 2020 at the University of Louisville Hospital. He was born March 20, 1952 in Adair County to the late Chester and Ruth Moore Hughes.  
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Ralph, Leslie, Chester Jr., Kenny & Jimmy Hughes. 
 
He professed a hope in Christ at an early age at Santa Fee Baptist Church, was employed at Gateway Press, Inc. for many years but had to retire early because of health reasons.  He loved his Cardinals “Go Cards”
 
SURVIVORS:
His long- time companion: Faye Jones of Louisville
1 son: Timothy Hughes of Louisville
1 sister-in-law: Fern Hughes of Columbia
Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
In accordance with Governor Beshear’s recommendations and in compliance with the CDC, the service will be private with burial in the Lasley Cemetery
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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AUDREY MAXINE CARNEY, 87, COLUMBIA

 
Audrey Maxine Carney, 87, of Columbia, KY died Friday, April 10, 2020 at her residence.  Born in Russell Springs, KY she was the daughter of the late Joe and Della Elmore Polston and wife of the late Robert J. Carney Sr.
 
She was also preceded in death by her previous husbands: Junior Brown and Bill Ritter; 1 son, James Warren Brown, Sr and several brothers and sisters.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 grandson: James Warren Brown, Jr (Caitlyn) of Memphis, TN
1 great grandson: Beaux Brown of Memphis
8 step-children: Robert Carney, Jr., Barbara Gilland, Beverly Wilkerson, James Carney, Billy Ritter, Teresa Sharp, Ronnie Ritter and Valerie Ritter all of Indiana
Several nieces & nephews 
 
Due to the Covid-19 virus and in compliance with Gov. Beshear’s orders and CDC, there will be a private service on Sunday, April 12, 2020 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the Haven Hill Cemetery.
 

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JACKIE BRENDEL, 56, COLUMBIA

 
Jackie Brendel, 56, of Columbia, KY died Friday, April 10, 2020 at T.J. Health Columbia.
 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.  
 

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GEORGE ARNOLD COFFEY, 91, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
George Arnold Coffey, 91, of Russell Springs, KY died Friday, April 10, 2020 at the Fair Oaks Nursing Home  in Jamestown, KY. He was born July 9, 1928 in Russell County to the late Dewey & Ermon Wells Coffey.
 
He was an automobile salesman.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 children, Linda & Laura Coffey; a brother, R. V. Coffey and a sister, Margarat Swartz
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Doris Coffey, Russell Springs, KY
3 children: Carol Ann (Ray) Haas, Georgia; David (Linda) Coffey, Ohio; Melissa (Randy) Collins, Jamestown, KY
 
All services are Private.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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CHARLES THURMAN GOODIN, 81, COLUMBUS, IN (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
Charles Thurman Goodin, 81, of Columbus, Indiana died at 3:20 a.m. on Friday, April 10, 2020 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility. He was born January 9, 1939 in Kentucky, the son of Lawrence and Exuria Goodin. 
 
Charles was an Army veteran. He pastored the Upper Room Church and retired from Cummins Engine Company. He loved gardening and was a very proud grandpa to all of his grandchildren 
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Leemon Goodin.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: John (Penny) Goodin of Columbus, IN
2 brothers: Danny (Denise) Goodin of Columbus, IN; Woody (Judy) Goodin of Columbia, KY
3 sisters: Lucille Lemmon of Danville, KY; Mary Davis of Cincinnati, OH; Wanda McGaha of Columbus, IN
3 grandchildren: Astra Goodin, John Lawrence Goodin and Nashel McKinney
 
A private graveside service will be held at Bearwallow Cemetery in Columbia, KY. The family will have a public memorial service at a later date. Services will be conducted by Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home in Columbus, IN.
 
Memorials may be made to the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
 

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JOYCE ROGERS SCOBEE, 75, GUSTON, KY (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
Joyce Rodgers Scobee, 75, of Guston, KY passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, KY.  
 
Mrs. Scobee was a longtime member of Hill Grove Baptist Church, where she was also very active in the Silver Bells Widow Group.  She had many interests, but absolutely loved to sew and quilt.
 
Mrs. Scobee was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Duewy Dean Scobee; two sisters, Mayme Green and Fern Kerr; and four brothers, Charlie, Sim, Sam and Sonny Rodgers. 
 
SURVIVORS:
4 children: Duewy Wayne Scobee & wife Casandra, Laura Lynette Scobee and Stephanie Renee Scobee, all of Guston, KY; Michael Dean Scobee & wife Micah, Mt. Washington, KY
2 grandchildren: James Michael & Emily Alexis Scobee
2 brothers: Billy Rodgers & wife Joyce Ann and Bobby Rodgers & wife Gail, both of Columbia, KY
2 sisters-in-law: Katherine Scobee Kragh, Springfield, MO; Joyce Dean Rodgers Lee, Columbia, KY
Several nieces, nephews and cousins
 
Funeral Services and visitation will be held privately for Mrs. Scobee’s family due to health concerns. The service will be streamed to the Hager Funeral Home Facebook page. There will be a public celebration of life at a later date.  
 
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hill Grove Baptist Church, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. 
 

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DWIGHT DOUGLAS MILLER, 66, JAMESTOWN

 
Dwight Douglas Miller, 66, of Jamestown, KY died Thursday, April 9, 2020 at Russell County Hospital. He was born February 17, 1954 in Somerset, KY to the late Earl & Maxine Williams Miller.
 
Dwight was a mechanic for the Kentucky State Road Department.
 
He was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Miller.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Sheree Miller, Jamestown, KY
2 sons: Brently (Crystal) Miller, Russell Springs, KY; Douglas (Patricia) Miller, Greensburg, KY
2 brothers: Larry (Gloria) Miller, Russell Springs, KY; Phillip Miller, Maysville, KY
3 sisters: Brenda (Scott) Pierce, Jamestown, KY; Becky (Billy) Robertson, Russell Springs, KY; Denise (J.D.) Antle, Campbellsville, KY
 
All services are Private.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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BETTY BELL PERKINS, 71, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Betty Bell Perkins, 71, of Jamestown, KY died Thursday, April 9, 2020 at her residence. She was born November 2, 1948 in Russell County to the late Osco Riley & Edna Pearl Craig Bell.
 
Betty was a homemaker.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Perkins.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sisters: Carol Chrisman, Taylorsville, KY; Linda Graves, Louisville, KY
2 brothers: Eugene Bell, Jamestown, KY; Fred Bell, Bardstown, KY
 
All services are Private.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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KAREN DENISE WHITE, 63, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Karen Denise White, 63, of Russell Springs, KY died Wednesday, April 8, 2020. She was born April 17, 1956 in Somerset, KY.
 
Karen was a cashier at Walmart and a member of Clear Springs Missionary Baptist Church.
 
She was preceded in death by her father, Alva B. Hare and a son, Roger Dean Johnson.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 children: Keith (Alicia) Johnson; Jennifer (Josh) Jones, Jamestown, KY; Kevin Johnson, Plainfield, IN
Mother: Wanna B. Wilson, Russell Springs, KY
3 sisters: Danita Riter, Columbia, KY; Sherri Coffey and Sandra Weiand, both of Russell Springs, KY
2 brothers: Daryl Robertson and David Hare, both of Russell Springs, KY
 
All services are Private.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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JOSEPH GARNET HAMMOND, 87, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Joseph Garnet Hammond, 87, of Russell Springs, KY died Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at his home. He was born November 19, 1932 to the late Louis David & Alpha Smith Hammond.
 
Joe was an auto mechanic and a member of Fairview Separate Baptist Church.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Hammond and a brother, Robert Hammond
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Mayrene Hammond, Russell Springs, KY
son: David (Margaret) Hammond, Bee Spring, KY
2 sisters: Ruth Hopkins & Betty Stephens, both of Russell Springs, KY
 
All services are PRIVATE.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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BELLA DAWN STREEVAL, 3, COLUMBIA

 
Bella Dawn Streeval, age 3, daughter of Keith and Sarah Janes Streeval of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at her residence. She was born on February 5, 2017 in Campbellsville, KY.
 
Bella was a CMV warrior, who has educated and touched the world with her infectious smile and belly laughs.  She fought many physical battles here on earth, but she never gave up.  She enjoyed the outdoors with her family, swimming, listening to music and watching her favorite show Pocoyo.
 
SURVIVORS:
Parents: Keith & Sarah Janes Streeval, Columbia, KY
7 siblings: Matthew, Zachery, Timothy, Jackson, Benjamin, Katelyn & Madelyn
Maternal grandparents: Barney & Doris Brock Janes
Paternal grandparents: Jeff & Dorinda Burton Streeval
Maternal great-grandparents: Ollen & Bonnie Janes
Several friends & other relatives 
 
Due to the Covid-19 virus, there will be a drive-thru visitation at the Solid Rock Full Gospel Church in Russell Springs, KY on Friday, April 10, 2020 from 9:00am-12:00pmCT. 
 
A private service and burial will be on Friday afternoon with Bro. Wayne Keith officiating.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 
PALLBEARERS
Her Brothers: Matthew, Zachery, Timothy, Jackson and Benjamin Streeval
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Renee Bell, Renee Dart, Sherry Lanham, Monica Pierce, Larissa Marr, Dr. Dustin Dillon, Krissy Smothers, Kim Doades, Kim Dozier, Michelle Flatte Magness, Amy Tonn & Cathy McMahan
 

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MONTIE BLANKENSHIP, 86, CLARKSVILLE, TN (RUSSELL CO. NATIVE)

 
 
Montie Elmer Blankenship, 86, of Clarksville, TN passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020 at Ahava Healthcare of Clarksville. He was born in Russell County, KY on January 31, 1934 to the late Dora and Margie Blankenship. 
 
Mr. Blankenship was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army.
 
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Louoma Blankenship and a brother, Randall Blankenship.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Christie Mills (Michael) of Clarksville, TN; Camille Richey (Michael) of Overland Park, KS
1 son: Ricky Blankenship (Annie) of Dublin, OH
4 sisters: Lena Camp, Sylvia Stapp, Linda Stapp and Connie Blankenship all of Russell Springs, KY
6 grandchildren & 3 great grandchildren
 
A Memorial Service will be conducted in Kentucky at a later date.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Gateway Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 335 Franklin St., Clarksville, TN. 
 
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.gatewayfh.com.
 

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LOVE JACKSON, 93, LOUISVILLE (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
Love C. Jackson, 93, of Louisville, KY died Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 5:22 A.M. at the Audubon Hospital in Louisville. She was born August 13, 1926 in Adair County to the late Herbert & Regina Lasley.  
 
Love retired from Enro Shirt Company and was a member of Portland Memorial Baptist Church in Louisville.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: Robert Jackson of Chicago, Illinois; Jerry Jackson & wife Deloria of California
1 daughter: Cassandra Lasley of Louisville, KY
9 grandchildren
6 great-grandchildren
1 great-great grandchild
 
In accordance with Governor Beshear’s recommendations and in compliance with the CDC, the service will be private with burial in Lasley Cemetery.
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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EMMA SMITH RODGERS, 83, COLUMBIA

 
Emma Smith Rodgers, 83, of Columbia, died Monday, April 6, 2020 at 10:30 P.M. at the Cumberland County Hospital. She was born July 16, 1936 in Adair County to the late Bill & Florence Scott Wilson.  
 
She was the widow of Elby “Pig” Smith & L.C. Rodgers, and was preceded in death by a granddaughter, April Rooks. 
 
Emma was a member of Tarter’s Chapel United Methodist Church and a homemaker.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 Daughter: Brenda Neat & husband Ricky of Columbia, KY
1 Son: Donnie “Josh” Smith & his wife Debbie of Columbia, KY
4 Grandchildren: Shelley Smith, Tiffany Smith, Eric Rooks & Isaac Neat
Several Great-Grandchildren 
 
In accordance with Governor Beshear’s recommendations and in compliance with the CDC, the service will be private with burial in Tarter’s Chapel Cemetery.
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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JOSEPH TWYFORD, 88, JAMESTOWN

 
Joseph Osbert Twyford, 88, of Russell Springs, KY died Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown, KY. He was born March 20, 1932 in Russell County to the late Thomas & Carrie Lee Grider Twyford.
 
He was a mechanic at the Russell County Board of Education.
 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Scales Twyford.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Gloria Crick, Hopkinsville, KY
1 grandson: Joseph Mason, Dallas, Texas
 
All services are Private.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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HERBERT BROWER, 75, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Herbert C. Brower, 75, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020 at Russell County Hospital. He was born in Englishtown, New Jersey on January 21, 1945 a son of the late Dorothy (Arrowsmith) and Stanley Brower.
 
Mr. Brower served in the U.S. Navy and was a retired truck driver.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Marsha (Hudson) Brower
4 daughters: Marion Rhines, Delisa Griffin, Christina Harris & Latisha Walters
12 grandchildren
2 great grandchildren
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Tyler Brower and a grandson, Blake Walters.
 
Services are private.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown is in charge of arrangements.
 

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EDDIE BERNARD, 52, JAMESTOWN

 
Eddie Bernard, 52, of Jamestown, KY passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Columbia, KY on December 29, 1967, a son of Clifford Bernard and the late Verlene (Murphy) Bernard.
 
SURVIVORS
Father: Clifford Bernard, Jamestown, KY
1 sister: Loretta Hale
Nieces & nephews: Bradley Hale, Brittany Fox, Wyatt and Wren
 
Services are private.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY is in charge of arrangements.
 

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GLENODINE THOMAS, 84, RUSSELL SPRINGS

 
Glenodine Thomas, 84, of Russell Springs, KY died Friday, April 3, 2020 at the Fair Oaks Nursing in Jamestown. She was born July 5, 1935 in Russell County to the late Byrd & Ruby Garner Holt.
 
She was a homemaker.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: Owen Thomas, Russell Springs, KY
2 sons: Kenneth (Margie) Thomas, Charlotte, N.C.; Carthel Thomas, Russell Springs
4 grandchildren
1 brother: Hurston (Martha) Holt, Berea, Ky
 
All services are private.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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FLOYD LEE ROY, 79, DUNNVILLE

 
Floyd Lee Roy, 79, of Dunnville, KY died Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at his home. He was born November 18, 1940 in Adair County to the late Floyd Monroe & Zelva Wilson Roy.
 
He was a farmer.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Ford Roy; 2 brothers, Leonard Roy and Arvil Roy.
 
SURVIVORS:
4 children: Carla (Howard) Luttrell, Russell Springs, KY; Dale (Christy) Roy, Dwight Roy, and Jeffery Roy of Dunnville, KY
7 grandchildren
5 great grandchildren
2 brothers: Avery Roy, Cecila, KY; Lewis Roy, Indiana
1 sister: Sherry Martin
 
All services will be private.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs, KY is in charge of arrangements.
 

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LARRY ALLEN CUNDIFF, 65, CAMPBELLSVILLE (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
Larry Allen Cundiff, 65, son of the late Morris and Avon (Turner) Cundiff, was born August 13, 1954 in Adair County, KY and departed this life on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 in Campbellsville at his home. 
 
He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Pitman Valley Baptist Church where he served as the music director. He loved his church, but most of all, he loved the Lord and and shared his passion for music. He was a registered Piano Technician and was the owner of Cundiff and Sons Piano in Campbellsville. He loved hunting, fishing and playing golf and singing in his family quartet known as the Cundiff's.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: JoAnn Graham Cundiff
2 sons: Robbie Cundiff & wife Stephanie and Bradley Cundiff & wife Amanda all of Campbellsville 
7 grandchildren: Austin Cundiff, Jacob Cundiff, Lane Whitley, Raegan Cundiff, Ariel Thompson, Brady Cundiff & Rylie Cundiff
1 great-grandson: Brooks Cundiff
1 sister: Patty Gordon & husband Kenny of Campbellsville
2 nieces: Erika Adams & husband Cody of Campbellsville and Sherri West & husband Eric of Russell Springs
1 nephew: Adam Gordon & wife Lindsey of Hodgenville
A host of other relatives and friends
 
Larry will be entombed in the Mausoleum at the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.
 
Due to efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 and recent requirements implemented by the Office of Governor Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, all funeral services will be performed privately.
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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SARAH ELIZABETH ROY, 95, COLUMBIA

 
Sarah Elizabeth Roy, 95, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at the Barren County Nursing and Rehab Center in Glasgow, KY.  Born in Adair County, she was the daughter of the late James Weaver and Lillie Tucker Roy.
 
Ms. Roy was member of the Cane Valley Christian Church and attended the Columbia Baptist Church. She was a caregiver for many in the area and loved gardening and quilting.
 
SURVIVORS:
Nieces & Nephews: Lilburn Roy (Geneva), Billy Roy (Mary), Gerald Smiley (Linda), Eugene Smiley (Beth), Fern Roy,  Linda Goodman (Clark) and Carolyn Richards (Joe)
 
In accordance with Governor Beshear’s recommendations and in compliance with the CDC, there will be a private graveside service on Saturday at the Freedom Cemetery.  
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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