Obituaries Archives for 2020-09

JOSEPH "J.C." FANNIN, 73, COLUMBIA, KY


Joseph Cery Fannin (better known as J.C.), 73, of Columbia, KY died Monday, September 28, 2020 at his residence. He was born August 7, 1947 in Montgomery, Alabama to the late Raymond & Frances Rollings Fannin.

 

Joseph was a Master Plumber and a Veteran of the US Marine Corp.

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife: Jean Avis Lee

2 sons

1 daughter

5 grandchildren

 

Funeral Service: Friday, October 2, 2020 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel

 

Visitation: Beginning at 12 Noon on Friday

 

Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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JOHN NORMAN LAWRENCE III, 48, SPRINGFIELD, KY (RUSSELL CO. NATIVE)

 

John Norman Lawrence III, 48, of Springfield, KY died Monday, September 28, 2020 in Russell Springs, KY. He was the son of the late John Norman Lawrene II and Cynthia Stephens Davis (Steve) of Russell Springs, KY who survives.

 

John was a veteran of the Iraq War serving in the U.S. Army and later in the Army National Guard. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, being outdoors and spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife: Cindy Goodin Lawrence, Springfield, KY
Mother: Cynthia Stephens Davis & husband Steve of Russell Springs, KY

1 sister: Veronica Bruce (Gary) of Mt. Washington, KY

2 nephews: Dakota & Austin Harmon

Several aunts, uncles and cousins

 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in Columbia, KY.

 

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ASHLEY BURTON, 31, FRANKFORT, KY (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
Ashley Burton, 31, of Frankfort, KY (formerly of Columbia), died Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the UK Chandler Hospital in Lexington. She was born September 12, 1989 in Adair County. 
 
Ashley was a waitress.
 
SURVIVORS:
Father: Ronald Burton & his wife Michelle of Russell Springs, KY
Mother: Sheila Murrell of North Dakota
2 Sons: DaMyus Davis & Zanden Gaines both of Frankfort, KY
Paternal Grandmother: Elizabeth York of Russell Springs, KY
5 Sisters: Jessica Burton & Holly Hopper both of Frankfort, Angaleea Smith, Trinity Burton & Destiny Burton, all of Columbia, KY
Special Friend: Tonia Davis of Frankfort, KY
Several other relatives & friends
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Bunch officiating
 
Cremation will follow the service. 
 
Visitation: After 2:00 P.M. Wednesday 
 
ALL ATTENDEES TO THE VISITATION AND/OR FUNERAL ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACIAL COVERING AND FOLLOW THE HEALTHY AT WORK GUIDELINES.
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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TINA ANNISSIA JOHNSON, 49, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Tina Annissia Johnson, 49, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, September 27, 2020 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY.  Born in Columbia, KY she was the daughter of Stariett and Carol Coomer Johnson both of Columbia who survives.
 
Tina was a member of the Parks Ridge Church of God and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
 
SURVIVORS:
Parents: Stariett & Carol Coomer Johnson, Columbia, KY
Several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends
 
Funeral Service: 2:00pmCT on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
Burial: Sparksville Baptist Church Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Tuesday
 
For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and The Healthy at Work Guidelines.  Everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.
 

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ANGEL HOLT PERKINS, 52, CAMPBELLSVILLE

 

Angel May Holt Perkins, 52, of Campbellsville, KY daughter of the late Walter Holt and Louise Blake Holt, was born March 12, 1968 and departed this life on Friday, September 25, 2020 in Campbellsville, KY.

 

Angel professed faith in Christ and was a member of New Journey Church in Campbellsville, KY.  She was a devoted wife and loving sister. Angel loved her family, taking pictures, flowers (especially roses), caring for children, and serving and attending church.

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife: Glen Perkins of Campbellsville

1 step-son: Steve Perkins & wife Tracy of Campbellsville

1 step-daughter: Brenda Jenkins of Campbellsville

5 sisters: Gloria Johnson of New York, Judy Johnson of New York, Hallie Johnson of Campbellsville, Debra Holt of Liberty and Yoven Johnson of Tennessee

3 brothers: Walter Holt of Liberty, Carl Holt of Tennessee, and Buster Burchard

4 grandchildren: Kyle Lee, Whitney Payton & husband Matt, Cody Jenkins, and Katie Jenkins all of Campbellsville

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 1:00pmET at Auberry Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Campbellsville

 

Walk-Thru Visitation: 5:00pm-8:00pmET on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Auberry Funeral Home and Cremation in downtown Campbellsville.
 

Social distancing guidelines and mask are required upon entering building.

 

Auberry Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

 

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CHARLES ROBERT LITTLE, JR., 75, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Charles Robert Little, Jr., 75, of Jamestown, KY passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Jackson, KY on July 11, 1945, a son of the late Charles R. Sr. & Beulah (Johnson) Little.
 
Charles was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army. He was also a retired supervisor from General Motors.
 
In addtion to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 2 brothers: Elijah and Abraham Little; 1 granddaughter, Jocelyn Little and a brother-in-law, Johnny Ratliff.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Debra (Johnson) Little, Jamestown, KY
3 daughters: Theresa Hartman of Cummings, GA; Kim Little of Glendale, AZ; Keri Little of Nashville, TN
1 son: Todd Little of Ladson, SC
2 sisters: Sue Scudder of Michigan; Mattie Ratliff of Middletown, OH
3 grandchildren
 
The family chose care and cremation. A Celebration of Life service will be held later in Ohio.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY is in charge of local arrangements.
 

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TREVOR GOSSER, 42, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Trevor Garrick Gosser, 42, of Russell Springs, KY died Friday, September 25, 2020 at his residence. He was born March 29, 1978 in Somerset, KY son of Gary B. & Gail Gosser of Russell Springs.
 
Trevor was a State Agriculture Inspector and a member of Pine Grove Church. He was an avid influential member of the Gosser Ridge Community, avid farmer, boater and Prankster. "Boss Hogg" will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Crystal Gosser, Russell Springs, KY
1 son: Kaleb Garrick Gosser, Russell Springs, KY
Parents: Gary B. & Gail Gosser, Russell Springs, KY
1 brother: Travis (Michelle) Gosser, Bardstown, KY
Maternal grandmother: Bernice Childress, Dunnville, KY
Special uncle: Robert Childress, Dunnville, KY
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joe Gosser officiating
 
Visitation: After 8:30amCT on Sunday
 
Interment: Pine Grove Cemetery on Gosser Ridge
 
Special Music: Ellie Terry
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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LARRY ALLEN MORGAN, 58, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Larry Allen Morgan, 58, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at his home. He was born September 14, 1962 in Barren County, KY a son of the late Veachel Morgan & Virginia Dile Rowe.
 
Larry was a painter, loved fishing and an avid University of Kentucky fan. 
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Clayton Morgan.  
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Pam Eldridge Morgan of Loretto, KY
1 Son: Larry Morgan, Jr. of Bardstown, KY
2 Daughters: Kari Eldridge of Loretto, KY & Brie DeShae Hughes of Columbia
2 Grandchildren: Scarlett & Adalyn Morgan
1 Brother: Marty Morgan of Columbia
3 Sisters: Marcella Morgan of Columbia, Pat Baxter of Germantown, MD & Lisa Walkup of Columbia
Special Friend: Sarah Ann Campbell of Columbia
Several other relatives & friends
 
Visitation: Friday, September 25, 2020 from 3:30-6:00pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the visitation.
 
ALL ATTENDEES TO THE VISITATION ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACIAL COVERING AND FOLLOW THE HEALTHY AT WORK GUIDELINES.
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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LILLIE IRENE ROARK, 69, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
 
Lillie Irene Roark, 69, of Campbellsville, KY died Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at her residence. Born in Adair County, KY she was the daughter of the late Estill Ray and Dorothy Irene Taylor Asberry.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: Alvin Ray Roark of Campbellsville, KY
2 step-sons: Jeff Roark of Campbellsville, KY; Timmy Roark of Monticello, KY
7 siblings: Emmitt Asberry of Dunnville, KY; Charlie Asberry (Lois), Clinton Asberry (Lori), David Asberry (Barbara), Shirley Roark and Minnie Sue Harrison all of Russell Springs, KY; Rebecca Brown (Kenny) of Knifley, KY
Several nieces & nephews 
 
Funeral Service: Friday, September 25, 2020 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. David Asberry and Bro. Shane Gaskins officiating
 
Burial: Cold Springs Cemetery in Casey County
 
Visitation: Thursday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Friday morning until time for the service 
 
For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and The Healthy at Work Guidelines.  Everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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SHEILA DUNBAR PRICE, 61, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Sheila Denise Dunbar Price, 61, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at her residence. Born in Cumberland County, KY she was the daughter of the late Kay and Gaynell Upchurch Dunbar.
 
Mrs. Price was a member of the Breeding United Methodist Church.  She was a former employee of Oshkosh in Columbia and later enjoyed working on the farm.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: Robert Price, Jr. of Columbia
2 sons: Matthew Corbin (Jamie) and Jesse Jace Price both of Columbia, KY
1 step-daughter: Elizabeth Grace Price of Lexington, KY
2 grandsons: Colton Riley Luttrell and Raydin Cash both of Columbia, KY
1 step-granddaughter: Jessica Lowe of Berea, KY
1 sister: Pam Kay Dunbar Fudge of Columbia, KY
1 niece: Crystal Cain (Steve) of Somerset, KY
1 great-niece: Courtney Karnes (Josh) of Columbia, KY
Several cousins, friends and other relatives 
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Dewayne Dunbar.
 
Mrs. Price chose cremation and a Celebration of Life service will be held from 12:00-5:00pmCT on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 64 Kay Dunbar Road in Columbia, KY. 
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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GARY GLENN GOODIN, 71, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

Gary Glenn Goodin, 71, of Campbellsville, KY passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 at his home. He was born on June 24, 1949 in Taylor County, son of the late Glenn Vilie and Ollie Alice (Roberts) Goodin.

 
Mr. Goodin had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Elkhorn United Methodist Church. He was a former truck driver and an employee of the Boco Station. He had served his community as a Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy lake patrolman, and served his country honorably in the National Guard. Mr. Goodin loved people and had a naturally helpful heart. He enjoyed keeping his yard neat and in order, and shared many laughs with his family over a plate of frog legs.

 

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Goodin.

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife: Sue Gilpin Goodin, Campbellsville, KY

2 sons: Matt Gooding & wife Lesley of Greensburg, KY; Greg Walker & wife Jamie of Indiana

4 sisters: Linda williams & husband Richard, Delma Wise & husband Willard, and Shirley Newton & husband Dale all of Campbellsville, KY; Sherry Cowan & husband Phillip of Columbia, KY

4 grandchildren

A host of other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Friday, September 25, 2020 at 11:00amET at L.R. Petty Funeral Home

 

Burial: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

 

Visitation: Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 5:00pm-8:00pmET at the funeral home

 

Current CDC guidelines will be followed, including masks and social distancing.

 

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to the Elkhorn United Methodist Church Youth Group. Those can be made in person at the funeral home, or online through the “How Can I Help” tab on the front page of the funeral home website.

 

L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville, KY in charge of arrangements.

 

 

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DONNAVAN NORRIS, 31, HODGENVILLE, KY

 
Donnavan Norris, 31, of Hodgenville, KY passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at his home. He was born on May 30, 1989 in Glasgow, KY (Barren County) to Adam Wilburn & Meredith Shea Norris Weiss. 
 
Donnavan was an employee of Kentucky Cooperage in Lebanon, KY.  
 
SURVIVORS:
1 Daughter: DeeOnna Norris, Livingston, TN
His fathers: Adam Wilburn and Buford Wilburn, both of Burkesville, KY
His mother: Meredith Shae Weiss, Russell Springs, KY
7 siblings: Jerrod Norris, Dawson Moore, and Whitney Wilburn all of Burkesville, KY; Cameron PIng of Somerset, KY; Cazzie Wilburn of Fort Irwin, CA; Lelunie Wilburn of Albany, KY; and Adrianna Ping of Russell Springs, KY
A host of other relatives & friends
 
Graveside Service: Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 3:00pmCT at Coe Ridge Cemetery with burial to follow.  
 
Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home in charge of arrrangements.
 

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MARSHALL MARVIN OAKES, 70, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Marshall Marvin Oakes, 70, of Russell Springs, KY died Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the T.J. Samson Hospital in Glasgow. He was born May 13, 1950 in Russell County to the late Junie & Lorene Crockett Oakes.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 5 siblings: Phillip Oakes, Paul Oakes, Lilburn Oakes, Darlene Crabtree, & Lewell Oakes, and special friend, Golda Conover.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: James Oakes, Russell Springs
1 stepson: Earl Conover, Russell Springs
1 stepdaughter: Marilyn Smith, Russell Springs
2 brothers: Ruel (Margaret) Oakes, Russell Springs; Dewell (Joyce) Oakes, Columbia, KY
2 sisters: Reva (Darren) Richardson and Gila (Dean) Gaskins, both of Louisville, KY
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kelly Burton and Bro. Darrin Blair officiating
 
Visitation: Friday 5:00pm-8:00pmCT & Saturday from 8:00amCT until time for funeral service
 
Interment: Freedom Cemetery
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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LYNN EARL HUDDLESTON, 66, LOUISVILLE, KY (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
Lynn Earl Huddleston, 66, Louisville, KY died Monday, August 24, 2020. He was the son of the late Earl and Frances Walker Huddleston and was born May 29, 1954 in Columbia, KY.
 
Lynn Earl was also preceded in death by 3 aunts: Virginia Huddleston (Albert) VanZant, Frances Huddleston Link and Dimple Huddleston (Foster) Duerr; 4 uncles: Paul, Charles, Walter D. (Jean) and Harold Huddleston; 3 cousins: Joseph and Philip (Margaret) Huddleston and Mary Beth Huddleston Rowe.
 
Lynn Earl was a graduate of Transylvania University and a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He earned his Masters in Education degree at the University of Louisville.  Lynn Earl taught science in the Jefferson County Public Schools for many years. His love of teaching and compassion for the students resulted in awards and appointments, including: serving as an adjunct professor in the U of L Education Department, being elected president of the Kentucky Science Teachers Association, serving as district-wide resource teacher for 88 elementary schools, and winning the Presidential Award for Elementary Science Teaching in Kentucky.
 
He was an active member of the Cathedral of the Assumption, and during his retirement, he volunteered for Hospice, Norton’s Children’s Hospital and the Home of the Innocents. Lynn Earl was an avid University of Kentucky sports fan, enjoyed playing bridge, but most of all, loved to spend time with family and good friends.
 
SURVIVORS:
His chosen granddaughter: Chloe Koser
Aunt: Mary Helen (Huddleston Miller); 
Cousin and chosen sister: Laura Huddleston (Bill) Snyder and her family, chosen nephew, Will (Laurin) Snyder and chosen niece, Elizabeth (Rachel) Snyder
Cousin, friend and caregiver-extraordinaire: Amy E.H. Wilson
Cousin and steady friend Ward Wilson
Chosen brother, childhood friend and companion: Daniel W. “Danny” Ellis
Friends: Vince and Stephanie Koser
A host of close, dear friends.
 
Lynn Earl loved and was loved by his large extended Huddleston family which includes: aunts Martha Jane Huddleston, Louise Huddleston and Karla Huddleston; 1st cousins Lee Huddleston, Heidi Huddleston, David (Tammy) VanZant, Russell (Janice) VanZant, Charles A. Huddleston, Brenda Huddleston (Bob) Stith, Steve Huddleston, Phil Dee (Sandy) Huddleston, Linda Duerr Whitaker, Gary Duerr, Keith Duerr, Tom Huddleston, and a host of 2nd and 3rd cousins, all of whom gather each October to celebrate family, an occasion Lynn Earl never missed.
 
As requested by Lynn Earl, cremation was chosen. Due to Covid-19, the funeral service is private.
 
Graveside service: Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 10:00amCT at Haven Hill Cemetery
 
Donations in his memory are requested to the Cathedral of the Assumption, Home of the Innocents, Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, KY or to a charity of one’s choice.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
 
For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and The Healthy at Work Guidelines. Everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.
 

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IMOGENE MCQUEARY, 81, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Imogene McQueary, 81, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Russell County Hospital. She was born April 21, 1939 in Russell Springs, KY daughter of the late Ottis & Maxine Bean Abrell.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Vickie Richards, Russell Springs, KY
3 sons: Darrell McQueary, Timothy McQueary, & Mark McQueary, all of Russell Springs, KY
1 sister: Barbara Wilson, Russell Springs, KY
2 brothers: William Abrell & Charlie Abrell, both of Columbia, KY
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Dallas Luttrell officiating
 
Visitation:  After 11:00amCT on Wednesday
 
Interment: Tarter Cemetery, Russell Springs, KY
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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ADRON ESTUS WHEAT, 72, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Adron Estus Wheat, 72, of Russell Springs, KY died Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. He was born November 8, 1947 in Russell County to the late Estus & Mary Pauline Helm Wheat.
 
Adron was a Minister of the Gospel and a member of Bernard Church of God.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Allen Wayne Wheat and his 1st wife, Lila West Wheat
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Joyce Wheat, Russell Springs, KY
2 children: Donita (Mike) Meador, Louisville, KY; Kara (Darren) McCauley, Bardstown, KY
2 step-children: Daron McQueary and Jodi McQueary-Stubbs, both of Jamestown, KY
11 grandchildren
1 great-grandchild
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 10:00amCT at the Bernard Church of God with Bro. Mike Smith & Bro. Lindsey Cornett officiating
 
Visitation: Wednesday from 4:00-8:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home and Thursday 8:00am-10:00amCT at the church
 
Interment: Brookland Cemetery, 4895 Preston Hwy, Shepherdsville, KY
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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JAMES ALLEN "JIMMY" JOHNSON, 51, BURKESVILLE, KY

 
James Allen “Jimmy” Johnson, 51, of Burkesville, KY passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Cumberland County Hospital.
 
SURVIVORS:
6 siblings: James R. Johnson of Madisonville, KY; Stephen Johnson of Columbia, KY; Jennie Daniel of Marble Hill, Texas; Kenneth Johnson of Albany, KY; Keith Johnson & Charlotte Johnson both of Burkesville, KY
1 brother-in-law: Wendell Wright of Edmonton, KY
Several nieces & nephews 
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 1:00pmCT in Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral
 
Burial: Johnson Family Cemetery in Cumberland County, KY
 
Visitation: After 3:00pmCT on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 until the funeral hour on Wednesday
 
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the James Allen “Jimmy” Johnson Memorial Fund to help with his funeral expenses. Contributions may be left at Norris-New Funeral Home or mailed to: Norris-New Funeral Home, P.O. Box 335, Burkesville, Kentucky 42717.
 
Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, Kentucky is in charge of arrangements. 
 
Online condolences at norris-new.com.
 

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AUBREY JOHNSON, 93, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Aubrey Johnson, 93, of Jamestown, KY died Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Russell County Hospital. He was born January 20, 1927 in Russell County to the late Okle and Flora Gaskin Johnson.
 
Aubrey was employed by Russell County School District. He held various positions throughout his 31 years of employment. He taught Health & PE and was the basketball coach at Russell County High School, was principal at Jamestown Elementary and was Director of Transportation throughout his career. Aubrey went into cattle farming full time after his retirement. He was also a member of Jamestown United Methodist Church.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Verta Johnson; 2 brothers: Glendo Johnson and a infant brother; and 3 sisters: Doris Aaron, Mary Morgan & Janis Aaron.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Rodney (Beth Ann) Johnson, Jamestown, KY
2 granddaughters: Macey & Morgan Johnson
1 brother: Benge Johnson, Russell Springs, KY
1 sister: Faye Harness, Cincinatti, OH
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 11:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Barry Bradshaw, Rev. David Calhoun & Hon. Jeff Hoover officiating
 
Visitation: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 4:00pm-8:00pmCT
 
Interment: Jamestown Cemetery
 
Special Music: Dean & Sheila McKInley
 
Pallbearers: Jonathan Smith, Steve McFall, Colby Smith, Jackson Smith, Randy McFall, & Jeff Hoover
 
Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs in charge of arrangements.
 

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WILLIAM BILL AARON, 78, GLENSFORK, KY

 
William V. “Bill” Aaron, 78, of the Glensfork community in Adair County, KY died Saturday, September 19, 2020 at his residence. Born in Glensfork, KY he was the son of the late Fred & Ruby Harvey Aaron.
 
Bill was a faithful member of the Glensfork Nazarene Church where he served as Sunday school teacher for over 50 years. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers: O’Neal, Olen, Richard and David Aaron.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Jeanette Antle Aaron, Glensfork, KY
3 children: Tony Aaron (Trish), Angie Hixson (Barry), and Amy Cox (Jeremy), all of Columbia, KY
6 grandchildren: Clint Aaron, Will Hixson (Emma), Chloe Hixson, Briley Cox, Maggie Cox and Josie Cox
1 great-grandson: Roman Hixson
Several other friends & relatives
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Neal Davis, Bro. Joe Gosser & Bro. Gary Maupin officiating 
 
Burial: Grant Cemetery
 
Visitation: Monday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and on Tuesday morning until time for the service 
 
Pallbearers: Barrett Blakey, Logan Antle, Blake Maupin, Luke Maupin, Jake Hixson and Will Hixson.
 
For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and The Healthy at Work Guidelines. Everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.
 

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EDDIE LONG, 50, COLUMBIA, KY


Eddie Long, 50, of Columbia, KY died Friday, September 18, 2020 at Summit Manor Nursing Home. Born in Casey County, KY he was the son of the late Willie Woodson and Mable Rich Long. 

 

Despite Eddie’s disability from a childhood accident, he was a happy caring soul that brought smiles to everyone that knew him. He was a resident of Summit Manor Nursing Home and loved his family there. 

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 siblings: Carolyn Williamson, Rose Ann Wilson, Marvin Long and Re’nee Long.

 

SURVIVORS:

7 siblings: Barbara Woodrum (Charles) of Lamont, IL; Bonnie Lynn of Hustonville, KY; Violet Bridgers of Nottingham, IL; Marlene Long of Columbia, KY; Dianne Ponder (David T.) of Liberty, KY; Lisa Keeling of Clarksville, TN; and Merl Long of Owensboro, KY

 

Graveside Service: Monday, September 21, 2020 at 10:00amCT at Bearwallow Cemetery

 

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

 

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MABLE MAXINE TODD, 76, FORMERLY OF COLUMBIA, KY

 
Mable Maxine Todd, 76, formerly of Columbia, KY died Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. She was born March 7, 1944 in Adair County, KY to the late Carlton & Naomi McClure Todd.  
 
Mable was a member of First Baptist Church in Columbia.
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary McDaniels.  
 
SURVIVORS:
1 sister: Bonita Lasley of Columbia, KY
Nieces & Nephews: Teriea, Jackie, Sharon, Carol, Craig, Nathan, Jeff & Eric
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
 
Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 11:00 A.M. Tuesday
 
ALL ATTENDEES TO THE VISITATION AND/OR FUNERAL ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACIAL COVERING AND FOLLOW THE HEALTHY AT WORK GUIDELINES
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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WALTER KIMBLER, 74, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Walter W. Kimbler, 74, of Jamestown, KY passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN.  He was born in Jamestown, KY on May 19, 1946, a son of the late Lilbert  Kimbler & Mary (Hawkins).
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Tina Elkins.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 step-sons:  Kerby Russell, Jr. and Bryan Russell
3 sisters: Linda (Jerry) Burton, Nancy Reeder, and Judy Collier
3 step-grandchildren
A host of nieces & nephews
 
Graveside Service: Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 1:30pmCT at the Hadley Cemetery in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Mike Helm officiating
 
Burial: Hadley Cemetery
 
Walk-Thru Visitation: 11:00am-1:00pmCT on Saturday at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel
 
Everyone is asked to please wear a mask and follow CDC guidelines concerning Covid-19.
 

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VICTORIA JAYNE LEIBECK-OWSLEY, 31, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Victoria Jayne Leibeck-Owsley, 31, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at her residence. Born in Orlando, Florida, she was the daughter of Barbara Deniston of Columbia, KY and Jon Leibeck (Dinah) of Campbellsville, KY.
 
Vicki was a 2012 graduate of Berea College, where she met the love of her life Sean Owsley and she received her master’s degree from Western Kentucky University in December of 2018.  Mrs. Leibeck-Owsley was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Glasgow, KY.  She was an English and AP Language Teacher at Adair County High School and Academic Team Coach for the Adair County Middle School and Assistant Coach for the Adair County High School.  She was also a member of the KEA Teachers Union.
 
Victoria was named a Kentucky Colonel and was inducted into the Kentucky Association of Academic Competition Hall of Fame. She was a Jeopardy Season 35 Teachers Tournament participant and was named the 2020 Teacher of the Year for the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English. She enjoyed writing, reading, music festivals, her cats, being outdoors (especially at the beach) and spending time with her family and friends.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: Sean Owsley, Columbia, KY
Her parents: Barbara Deniston of Columbia, KY; Jon Leibeck (Dinah) of Campbellsville, KY
1 brother: Jake Leibeck, Lexington, KY
Maternal grandmother: Patricia Deniston, Pennsylvania
Aunts & uncles: Betsy & Gary Fausnaugh of Gradyville, KY; Dale & Patricia Deniston of Colorado; Ruth & Pete Hessert of Delaware; Paul Miller of Florida
Cousins: Logan Fausnaugh, Garrett Fausnaugh and Holly Ebert (Shaun) 
Several other friends, relatives and students whom she loved dearly
 
Victoria chose cremation and a Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 6:30pm at Booster Field at the Adair County Middle School.  
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Adair County High School Academic Team.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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FLORA ETTA GROVES, 90, GREEN COUNTY

 
Flora Etta Groves, 90, daughter of the late Tom H. & Louise (Anderson) Groves, was born in Green County, KY on December 10, 1929 and died Friday, September 11, 2020 at the Norton Inpatient Care Center in Louisville, KY.
 
Flora had made a profession of hope in Christ at an early age and began her Christian walk at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She would later move her membership to the Bethel AME Church. Mrs. Groves enjoyed life, especially when she was able to cook and clean for her family. Her favorite times were family get-togethers, and she loved having reunions at her home. She always kept an open door for those she loved.
 
SURVIVORS:
4 children: Mary Louise “Boo” Barnett & husband Prunice of Campbellsville, KY; Tajna Vinegar & husband Phillip of Louisville, KY; Henry Allen Graves & wife Violet of Columbia, KY; and Gary Graves & wife Margie of Texas
17 grandchildren
27 great-grandchildren
4 great-great grandchildren
1 sister-in-law: Jane Groves of Greensburg, KY
1 son-in-law: William Key of Lebanon, KY
1 stepsister: Annette Branch of Chicago, Illinois
1 stepbrother: Forest Johnson and wife Wyannetta of Chicago, Illinois
2 aunts: Ruth Anderson of Campbellsville, KY; Christine Mitchell of Greensburg, KY
A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family & friends
 
Funeral Service: Friday, September 18, 2020 at 1:00pmET in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY with Rev. Michael Caldwell officiating
 
Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00amET on Friday
 
Current social distancing guidelines will be in effect. In consideration of the health of others, masks will be required.
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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PEGGY WAGGENER, 81, FORMERLY OF COLUMBIA, KY

 
 
Peggy Waggener, 81, formerly of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at the Glasgow State Nursing Facility in Glasgow. She was born January 1, 1939 in Adair County to the late Fred and Sadie Flatt Janes.  
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dan. C. Waggener; a brother, Bee Janes; 1 sister, Jessaphine Wheeler and 1 great-grandchild, Bailey Fletcher.
 
Peggy, along with her late husband, owned and operated Columbia Tire & Recap and was a member of Columbia Baptist Church.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter & son-in-law: Ann & Gary Melton of Columbia, KY
1 son & daughter-in-law: Dan & Cindi Waggener of Columbia, KY
5 grandchildren
5 great-grandchildren
Several other relatives & friends
 
A "Private Service" will be held at the Columbia Cemetery with Bro. Steve Pescosolido officiating.
 
Burial will follow.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations to Hosparus would be appreciated and can be left at or mailed to the funeral home.
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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BOBBY EARL LEE, 40, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Bobby Earl Lee, 40, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Springview Hospital in Lebanon, KY.  He was born September 6, 1980 in Casey County, KY, a son of the late Joe Daniel Lee and Lee Ann Burton Lee (Till Bartley) of Lebanon, KY who survives.
 
Bobby was of the Baptist faith and was a free soul who loved spending time with his family.  He was an avid wrestling and Dukes of Hazard fan and enjoyed fishing.
 
SURVIVORS:
Mother: Lee Ann Burton Lee (Till Bartley) of Lebanon, KY
6 siblings: Kelly Luttrell (Mike) of Windsor, KY; Priscilla Turner (Walt Livers) of Lebanon, KY; Brian Lowery of Bradfordsville, KY; Sean Sommer, Kevin Sommer and Lee Ann Krapf all of Columbia, KY
1 niece: Isabella Danielle Turner of Lebanon, KY
Step-mother: Dorothy Sommer of Columbia, KY
 
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Bobby and Barbara Burton; paternal grandparents, Earl and Maxine Lee; maternal step-grandparents Marie and Jake Lowery; 1 nephew, Joseph Lee and a niece, Joslynn Luttrell.
 
Funeral service: Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home 
 
Burial: Salem Cemetery in Casey County
 
Visitation: Friday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and on Saturday morning at the funeral home
 
For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and The Healthy at Work Guidelines. Everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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CUB HADLEY, 73, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Kermit Eugene "Cub" Hadley, 73, of Columbia, KY passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. He was born May 24, 1947 in Adair County to the late Walter & Martha Bryant Hadley.
 
Cub was a retired dairy farmer and member of Free Union Separate Baptist Church.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers: Wendell Hadley, Winston Hadley, Terry Hadley, & Ronnie Hadley.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Barbara Hadley, Columbia, KY
2 children: Cindy (Dale) Smith, and Mark (Tracy) Hadley, both of Columbia, KY
7 grandchildren: Blake, Josh, Skylar, Casey, Shaunah Nicole, Bryant & Conor
5 great grandchildren: Addison, Liam, Ayden, Paisley, & Colton
4 sisters: Geraldine Baldwin, Willodean Gurnow, Carol Young & Connie Smith
 
Funeral Service: Friday, September 18, 2020 at 10:00amCT at Free Union Separate Baptist Church with Bro. Dustin McGowan and Bro. Scott Hadley offficiating
 
Visitation: Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 from 3:30pm-8:00pmCT at the church and after 8:00amCT on Friday 
 
Special music: God's Children
 
Pallbearers: Charles Shepherd, Steve Foley, Larry Popplewell, Darrell Cowan, Blake Hadley, Josh Hadley, Bryant Smith, Conor Smith
 
Memorials suggested to the Free Union Cemetery Fund. These can be made at the church.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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DARIL GENE SALYERS, 55, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Daril Gene Salyers, 55, of Columbia, KY passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020 at TJ Health Columbia. He was born on April 4, 1965 in Boyle County, KY son of the late Cecil and Edith Davis Salyers. 
 
Daril was a bus driver for Adair County School System. He was a member of Mt. Zion Church of God. Daril loved the Lord and was a very dedicated Christian. He was highly involved in the church. He lived every day trying his best to talk about Jesus. Daril was the Sunday School teacher at church and was beginning to preach. He dearly cherished his grandsons and his children and loved spending time with his family. Daril was a farmer that was very much involved in the community. Hunting and fishing were two of his favorite hobbies.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Debra Salisbury and a brother, David Salyers.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife of 28 years: Frances Wilson Salyers
1 son: Terry (Amber Chadwell) Rice of Columbia, KY
1 daughter: Natasha (Justin Pounders) Loy of Columbia, KY
3 grandchildren: Hank Rice, Bowie Rice, and Ozzy Rice
2 sisters: Diane Salyers and Vicky Byrd, both of Campbellsville, KY
3 brothers: Jerome (Kimberly) Salyers, Timothy Salyers, and Ricky (Brenda) Salyers, all of Liberty, KY
 
Funeral Service: 1:00pmET on Friday, September 18, 2020 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, KY with Bro. Sherman Floyd officiating
 
Burial: Thomas Ridge Cemetery
 
Visitation: 6:00-8:00pmET on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Please enter through the front doors (Campbellsville Street side) of the funeral home. 
 
Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings ARE required.
 
Pallbearers: Justin Pounders, Cameron Withers, Paul Luttrell, Shaun Lee, Austin Lee, and Ethan Russell.
 
Arrangements by McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.
 

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MILDRED JOYCE WITHERS, 92, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Mildred Joyce Withers, 92, of Russell Springs, KY died Monday, September 14, 2020 at her residence. She was born January 29, 1928 in Russell County to the late Arlo & Nola Holt Hadley.
 
Mildred was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Riley H. Withers; 2 sons: Steve & John Withers; 1 granddaughter: Rebecca Withers; 1 sister: Jean Collins; 2 brothers: Glen Hadley & Joe Davis Hadley.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 children: Cindy Burchett, Keith (Rhonda) Withers, & David Withers, all of Russell Springs, KY
8 grandchildren & 12 great grandchildren 
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 12:00pmCT (noon) at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church with Bro. Bodie Emerson officiating
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Saturday at the church
 
Interment: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
 
Special music: Esther Hadley, Shirley Grider & Steve Stapp
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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MITCHELL CHEATHAM, BOWLING GREEN, KY (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
Mitchell Cheatham, 59, formerly of Columbia, KY died Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 3:23 P.M. at Hospice of Southern Kentucky/Greenwood in Bowling Green. He was born June 24, 1961 in Adair County to the late Joe Wallace and Lula Reed Cheatham. 
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Cheatham.  
 
Mitchell was a U.S. Army Veteran.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sisters: Sandra Cheatham of Morgantown, KY; Sheila Hayes & husband Dale of Columbia, KY
6 nieces: Stephanie Bradshaw, Brynn Allen, Sarah Goode, Rebecca Cheatham, Elizabeth Reynolds & Leslie Scott
1 nephew: Kenton Hayes
Several other relatives and friends
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 12 Noon at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Wayne Goodin officiating
 
Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097
 
Visitation: After 9:00 A.M. Wednesday
 
ALL ATTENDEES TO THE VISITATION AND/OR FUNERAL ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACIAL COVERING AND FOLLOW HEALTHY AT WORK GUIDELINES!
 
Casket Bearers: Kenton Hayes, Trenton Hayes, Darren Bradshaw, Justin Allen, Charles Reed, Glenn Breeding
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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JOHN LUNDY, 73, COLUMBIA, KY

 

John Lundy, 73, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the University of Louisville Hospital. He was born February 14, 1947 in Sparta, Georgia to the late John Henry & Iola Spencer Lundy.  
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Carlton Lundy.  
 
John was a member of Mattie E. Coleman AME Zion Church in Knoxville and attended 3Trees Church after moving to Columbia.  He was a United States Army Veteran and a former machine operator for Alfa Industries.  John was an avid University of Tennessee Volunteers fan and loved his family.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 Sons: Greg (Jenny) Lundy of Columbia & Curtis (Maria) Lundy of Knoxville, TN
1 Daughter: Tonya Clark of Knoxville, TN
1 Brother: Lonnie Frank Lundy of Atlanta, GA
9 grandchildren
5 great-grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Friday, September 18, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Gregory Sawyer delivering the eulogy
 
Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097
 
Visitation: After 11:00 A.M. Friday 
 
ALL ATTENDEES TO THE VISITATION AND/OR FUNERAL ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACIAL COVERING AND FOLLOW HEALTHY AT WORK GUIDELINES.
 
Casket Bearers: Greg Lundy, Curtis Lundy, Jamaal Lundy, Kel Stotts, Russ Wheat & Lonnie Lundy
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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DONALD JOSEPH MANNING, 64, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Donald Joseph Manning, 64, of Columbia, KY died Monday, September 14, 2020 at his residence.  Born in Campbellsville, KY he was the son of the late Frances Edrington (Owen).
 
Mr. Manning enjoyed fishing and watching old westerns, wrestling and his sons work on cars.
 
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Donna Jean Manning and a brother Danny Manning.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: James Manning and Kenneth Barrett both of Columbia, KY
1 daughter: Melissa Layport of Danville, KY
3 great-grandchildren: James Allen Kelsey, Melinda Lanaye Hosier and Morgan Nevaeh Manning
1 sister: Edith Brown of Arkansas
2 brothers: Johnny Ray McQueary and Jimmy Manning both of Brandenburg, KY
Several nieces and nephews
 
Graveside Service: 2:00pmCT on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at the Grant Cemetery at Mt. Carmel
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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HAROLD LEWIS BREWER, 83, RUSSELL COUNTY, KY

 
Harold Lewis Brewer, 83, died Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown, KY. 
 
Harold was a longtime school bus driver for the Russell County Board of Education, a United States Army Veteran, a member of the Masonic Order and The Shriners.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Cynthia Stookey, Indianapolis, IN
Special friend: Margaret Weston, Indiana
1 grandchild & 3 great-grandchildren
1 sister: Betty Jean Creason, Indiana
 
The family chose cremation.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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MONTRY LEE SNEED HARRIS, 79, GREEN CO. (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)


Montry Lee Sneed Harris, 79, of Greensburg, KY was born November 11, 1940 in Adair County, KY to the late Herschel Hartfield Sneed and Maggie Pearl Sneed. She departed this life Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at her home in Green County, KY.

 

Montry had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She was Co-owner and co-operator of Crossroads Grocery in Green County and was a member of the James L. Pruitt VFW Post 5813 Auxiliary.  

 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, one sister and one sister-in-law: Bertrom and Mary Jo Sneed, Virginia Jones and Claves Sneed.

 

SURVIVORS:

Husband: William (Bill) Harris; 1 daughter & son-in-law: Dorothea & Joseph Belford of Versailles, KY; 3 grandchildren: Maggie, Sophie and Owen Wingo; 1 sister-in-law: Faye Sneed of Greensburg, KY; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: 10:00amCT on Monday, September 14, 2020 at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home in Greensburg with Bro. Clifton Sullivan officiating

 

Burial: Lebanon National Cemetery

 

Walk-Thru Visitation: 5:00pm-8:00pmCT on Sunday, September 13, 2020 and after 7:00amCT on Monday, September 14, 2020 at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home

 

Pallbearers: Larry Handy, Danny Burriss, Brett Nunn, Jerry Fields, Jason Sneed, Joseph Belford

 

The family has requested that expressions of sympathy be donations to Bethlehem Baptist Church.  These can be made at the funeral home.

 

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LODDIE BIGGS, 85, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 
Loddie Biggs, 85, of Campbellsville, KY died Friday, September 11, 2020 at 3:25 P.M. at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia. She was born June 21, 1935 in Casey County, KY to the late China and Stella Coleman Ellison. 
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clem Douglas Biggs; 1 daughter, Gwendolyn Biggs Love; 1 sister, Loda Sandoval; and 3 brothers: John, Curtis and Gary Ellison. 
 
Ms. Biggs was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and a homemaker.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: Ronnie Biggs and Randy Biggs both of Campbellsville
1 daughter: Rose Newcomb of Campbellsville
1 brother: Clarence Ellison of Casey County
14 grandchildren
16 great-grandchildren
2 great-great-grandchildren
Several nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends
 
Graveside Service: Monday, September 14, 2020 at 12:15pmCT (1:15pmET) at Griffin Cemetery in Taylor County with Rev. Don Watson officiating
 
Visitation: 11am-12pmCT (12pm-2pmET) Monday at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
 
ALL ATTENDEES TO THE VISITATION AND/OR GRAVESIDE ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACIAL COVERING AND FOLLOW THE HEALTHY AT WORK GUIDELINES.
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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KATHERINE GRIDER, 68, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Katherine Grider, 68, of Jamestown, KY passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the Medical Center at Bowling Green. She was born in Jamestown, KY on June 19, 1952 a daughter of the late Grady Robinson & Callie Irene (Cook).
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl Grider and 1 nephew, Patrick Adkins.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 step-daughter: Angela Grider of New Mexico
1 step-son: Eddie Grider of Jamestown, KY
2 sisters Marilyn (Jerry) Wells and Karen Robinson, both of Jamestown, KY
1 brother: Kirby G. Robinson, of Jamestown, KY
A host of nieces, nephews, & friends
 
Graveside Service: Sunday, September 13th, 2020 at 2:30pmCT at Russell Springs City Cemetery with Rev. Howard Britt officiating
 
Walk-Thru Visitation: Sunday from 12:00pm-2:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel
 
Everyone is asked to please wear a mask and follow CDC rules for COVID19.
 
Burial: Russell Springs City Cemetery
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY is in charge of arrangements.
 

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VICKI DESPAIN, 64, INDIANA (TAYLOR CO. NATIVE)

 
Vicki Sue DeSpain, 64, of Jeffersonville, IN (formerly of Campbellsville, KY) died Monday, August 31, 2020 at the Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, IN after an extended illness. Born in Louisville, KY she was the daughter of the late Richard and Joy Priest.  
 
SURVIVORS:
2 children: Russell DeSpain (Kelsey) of Columbus, OH; Mackenzie DeSpain of Campbellsville, KY
1 brother: Timothy Priest (Lynne) of Louisville, KY
Special friend: Howard Nelson of Jeffersonville, IN
Several nieces and nephews
 
The family chose cremation. 
 
Memorial Service: Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 11:00amET at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home  
 
Visitation: After 10:00amET on Saturday 
 
For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and The Healthy at Work Guidelines. Everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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DORA LEE KROEGER, 57, COLUMBIA, KY


Dora Lee Kroeger, 57, of Columbia, KY died Monday, September 7, 2020 at Kindred Hospital in Louisville. She was born March 29, 1963 in Cincinnati, Ohio a daughter of the late Orville Charles Kroeger and Flora Mae Thompson Frye.

 

Dora enjoyed going to the Ole Homeplace Adult Daycare.

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Michael McKinley and a brother, Bud Kroeger.  

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Laura Kroeger of Columbia

1 son: Michael Lee McKinley of Columbia

1 grandson: Gregory Ray Norris, Jr. of Columbia

2 brothers: Larry & David Kroeger both of Anderson, Indiana

5 sisters: Her twin, Flora Grey of Greenville, Tennessee, Juanita Kroeger, Shirley Frye, Joyce Hamilton and Sue Cox all of Cincinnati, Ohio

Several other relatives & friends

 

Ms. Kroeger requested Cremation and the family will have a service at a later date.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

 

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WANDA KAY SHARP, 61, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Wanda Kay Sharp, 61, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Russell County Hospital. She was born October 2, 1958 in Jamestown, KY, a daughter of the late Herman & Irene Johnson Hall.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arcie Sharp; 3 brothers: Bud, Earl and Eddie Hall; and 7 sisters: Opal Appleby, Helen Crew, Katie Compton, Lizzie Spaw, Mable Passmore, Betty McQueary and Mary Ann Simpson.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 Daughter: Melinda Sharp of Russell Springs, KY
3 Sons: Ronald Sharp & Jamie Sharp both of Russell Springs KY; Roger Sharp of Dunnville, KY
2 Sisters: Lettie Harmon of Greensburg, KY; Alma Crew of Russell Springs, KY
9 grandchildren
2 great grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Friday, September 11, 2020 at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Phillip Miller officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Friday, September 11, 2020 at Wilson Funeral Home 
 
Interment: South Fork Cemetery, 793 South Fork Church Road, Liberty, KY
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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ROGER ARTHUR USSERY, 77, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Roger Arthur Ussery, 77, of Columbia, KY died Monday, September 7, 2020 at his home. He was a son of the late John & Sarah Ophelia Shaw Halbauer.
 
Roger was of the Baptist faith and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. He was retired from the Federal Aviation Administration, a member of the American Motorcyclist Association, North American Hunting Club, NARFE, American Legion, NRA and AARP.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Remy P. Cipriano Ussery, Columbia
3 sons: Roger (Holly) Ussery of California; Roderick Ussery of New Albany, Indiana; Randy (Christine) Ussery of Columbia
6 brothers: Daniel (Connie) Halbauer of Marengo, Indiana, Steve Halbauer, William Halbauer, Gregory Halbauer & Reis (Tammy) Halbauer all of Louisville, Chris (Bart) Halbauer of South Carolina
1 sister: Rhonda (Tommy) Duvall of Louisville
12 Grandchildren & 10 Great-Grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. B.J. Huff officiating
 
Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097
 
Visitation: After 12 Noon on Sunday
 
ALL ATTENDEES TO THE VISITATION AND/OR FUNERAL ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACIAL COVERING AND FOLLOW HEALTHY AT WORK GUIDELINES
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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BETTY BALDWIN, 76, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 
Betty M. Northern Baldwin, 76, of Campbellsville, KY, daughter of the late Delbert Northern and Elva Northern was born December 14, 1943 and passed away Monday, September 7, 2020 in Bowling Green.
 
Betty professed faith in Christ and was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. She loved gospel music, tending her flowers, spending time outdoors and fishing.
 
She united in marriage to Danny D. Baldwin Sr. September 24, 1970 and he preceded her in death on August 7, 2020.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 sons: Jeff Abrams & wife Kim, Danny D. Baldwin, Jr. & wife Amy B, and Doug Baldwin & wife Amy M., all of Campbellsville, KY
1 daughter: Debbie Graham & husband Sydney of Columbia, KY
9 grandchildren & 12 great-grandchildren 
4 brothers: Dan Northern & wife Connie of West Virginia, Ray Northern, Paul Northern, and Freeman Jack Robinson all of Mt. Vernon, KY
1 brother-in-law: Willard Neely of Mt. Vernon, KY
A host of other relatives & friends
  
Funeral Service: Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 1:00pmET at Auberry Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Campbellsville
 
Walk-Thru Visitation: Wednesday, September 9th from 5:00pm-8:00pmET 
 
Social distancing guidelines and mask are required upon entering building. 
 
Auberry Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Campbellsville, KY is in charge of arrangements.
 

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SONDRA EBENSCHWEIGER, 64, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Sondra K. Ebenschweiger, 64, of Columbia, KY passed away Monday, September 7, 2020 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY. She was born in Jamestown, KY on August 16, 1956, a daughter of the late Joe Reeder and Alva (Andrew) Lofton.
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack (Cody) Ebenschweige; 1 brother, Jimmy Reeder; and a grandson, Justin Duncan.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Pam Camp of Columbia, KY; Tonya (Phillip) Ashbrook of Russell Springs, KY
2 sons: Chris Irvin of Russell Springs, KY; Shane (Amy) Irvin of Liberty, KY
2 sisters: Cathy Johnson and Peggy Tarter
1 brother: Daryl Reeder
13 grandchildren
6 great grandchildren
 
Graveside Service: Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 1:30pmCT at Reeder Cemetery in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Bill Mullins and Bro. Wayne Keith officiating
 
Walk-Thru Visitation: Thursday from 11:00am-1:00pmCT 
 
Burial: Reeder Cemetery 
 
Everyone is asked to please wear a face mask and follow CDC COVID-19 guidelines.
 
The family request donations be made to help with funeral expenses and can be made at the funeral home.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

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ALVIS FLOYD, 85, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Alvis G. Floyd, 85, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Russell County Hospital. He was born in Adair County, KY, the son of the late Charles Henry & Mattie Ella Rooks Floyd.
 
Mr. Floyd was a member of the Millerfield Brethren in Christ Church and veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed vegetable gardening, watching sports (especially University of Kentucky basketball), being outdoors riding his 4-wheeler and spending time with his family and friends.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Julia Emilene Floyd of Columbia, KY
4 daughters: Anita Pike (Tim) of Russell Springs, KY; Cindy Floyd and Lori Ann Floyd both of Mt. Washington, KY; Amy Floyd of Lexington, KY
6 grandchildren: Tim “Andy” Pike (Angela), Jacob Pike (Melissa Raines), Devon Pike (Nathan Acree), Logan Godby, Hannah Godby and Abigayl Godby
4 great grandchildren: Garrett, Emmie and Breanna Pike and Harper Acree
1 sister: Carrie Lindsey of Mt. Washington, KY 
Several nieces & nephews
 
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four siblings James and Charles C. Floyd, Thelma Wells and Nellie Corbin.
 
Funeral Service: 11:00amCT on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Lehman, Bro. Troy Grider and Bro. Jordan Burton officiating 
 
Burial: Freedom Cemetery
 
Visitation: Friday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and will continue on Saturday morning 
 
Pallbearers: Garrett Pike, Andy Pike, Jacob Pike, Logan Godby, Byron Raines, Steven Corbin and Keith Curry.  
 
Honorary pallbearers: Willie George, Leon Huff, James Green, Dallas Neat and Charles Neat.
 
For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and The Healthy at Work Guidelines.  Everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.
 

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REBECCA SUE SALYER, 79, JAMESTOWN, KY

 

Rebecca Sue Conley Salyer, 79, of Jamestown, KY died Monday, September 7, 2020 at the home of her son.  Sue was born April 4, 1941 in Winn, KY, a daughter of the late Hobert & Carrie (Blanton) Conley. 
 
Sue retired from Fruit of the Loom Manufacturing after many years of service. Following retirement, she began a family owned business with Bill, Tony and Ronda. She became a member of the Oil Springs United Baptist Church on January 22nd, 1957 and married Billy B. Salyer January 1, 1960. She spent the last years of her life at the residence of her son and daughter-in-law who gave her great care. Sue was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be sadly missed by all that loved and knew her.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; 1 brother, Marvin Conley; and 1 brother-in-law, Jack Salyer.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: William Anthony Salyer & wife Ronda (Holt) Salyer of Jamestown, KY
1 grandson: Sergio Peterson
1 granddaughter: Tara Lanae Salyer & fiance Darian Carroll of Somerset, KY
2 sisters: Phyllis Pickle of Bowling Green, KY; Rouie VanHoose & husband Melvin of Nippa, KY
2 sisters-in-law: Virginia Salyer of Paintsville KY; Martha Conley of Nippa, KY
5 nephews: Tom Salyer, Jackie Salyer, Danny Conley, Greg Pickle & Mike Pickle
3 nieces: Rosetta Preston, Anita Frazier & Stephanie Caudill 
A host of other family and friends
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 at 3:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY
 
Burial: Johnson County Memorial Gardens, 3921 KY RT 40 West, Affordsville, KY 
 
Visitation: Wednesday beginning at 12:00pmCT
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY in charge of arrangements.
 

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GLADYS RUTH SIMPSON, 90, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Gladys Ruth Simpson, 90, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, September 06 2020 at the home of her daughter. She was January 1, 1930 in Russell Springs, the daughter of the late Alvin Ray & Retha Stephens.

 

She was the owner and operator of Russell County Florist for 43 years and a member of the Church of God. 
 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bascom Simpson and a daughter, Barbara Garner.
 

SURVIVORS:
1 Daughter: Glenda West, Russell Springs
1 Son: Johnnie Simpson, Russell Springs
1 Sister: Sharon Coffey, Russell Springs
1 Brother: Hollis C. Stephens, Russell Springs 
A host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren

 
Funeral Service: 11:30amCT on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Russell County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Lindsey Cornett officiating 

Visitation: 9:00am-11:00amCT on Thursday 
at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY

Interment: Russell County Memorial Gardens, US Highway 127 (Middletown), Russell Springs, KY

 
Expressions of sympathy are suggested to HIS Ministry and may be left with the funeral home.

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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SAM TUCKER, 83, KNIFLEY, KY

 

Sam Tucker, 83, the good-natured, fun-loving, oft-proclaimed mayor of Knifley, KY passed from this life on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at his home surrounded his family. He was born in Knifley on July 27, 1937 to the late Oconal and Gussie (Perkins) Tucker.

 

Sam spent the majority of his 83 years, 1 month, and 9 days on this Earth trying to make someone smile, whether they initially agreed to it or not. He was the owner and operator of Tucker’s Grocery, a retiree of General Motors, the owner and operator of a small trucking company, a beloved husband, a cherished father and grandfather, and a friend to many. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Dunbar Hill Community Church. Mr. Tucker - or Sam, as he preferred - was also an accomplished musician, having played many years in the gospel group The Green River Boys, and in Dayton, Ohio with the Knighthawks. He loved traveling the country, playing and listening to music, and spending precious time with those he cherished. His genuine smile, big heart, and small practical jokes will be remembered for generations.

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife: Diane (Hovious) Tucker

4 children: Neal Tucker and wife Faye of Knifley, Nancy Tucker of Campbellsville, Sue Tucker Buley and husband David of Columbia, and Ashley Tungate and husband Buck of Elk Horn

2 siblings: Mae Sneed of Knifley, and Danny Tucker and wife Esther of Campbellsville

9 grandchildren: Crystal Hadley, Hannah Coyt, Eric Hovious, Chastity Lampley, Josh Streeval, James Walker, John Walker, Victoria “Peanut” Tungate, and Abby Gail “Little Bit” Tungate

19 great-grandchildren

2 great-great grandchildren (another on the way)

Special friend: Bryant Metzler of Nashville,

A host of other family and friends

   
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Woodrum; 4 siblings: Joene Tucker, Treva Warren, Norma Jean Tucker, and Herman Tucker; and one great-grandchild.

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM EST in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY with Bro. James Walker and Bro. Darrell Tucker officiating

 

Burial: Robinson Chapel Cemetery in Knifley

 

Walk-Thru VisitationTuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 from 10:30 AM EST until time for the service

 
To continue Sam’s legacy of generosity, please consider donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Those can be made in person at the funeral home, or online through the “How Can I Help” tab on the front page of lrpetty.com.

 

Current social distancing guidelines will be in effect. In consideration of the health of others, masks will be required upon entry.

 

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LYNN EARL HUDDLESTON, 66, LOUISVILLE, KY (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
Lynn Earl Huddleston, 66, Louisville, KY earned his holy wings on Monday evening, August 24, 2020. He was the son of the late Earl and Frances Walker Huddleston and was born May 29, 1954, in Columbia, Kentucky.
 
He was also preceded in death by aunts Virginia Huddleston (Albert) VanZant, Frances Huddleston Link and Dimple Huddleston (Foster) Duerr; uncles Paul, Charles, Walter D. (Jean) and Harold Huddleston; cousins Joseph and Philip (Margaret) Huddleston and Mary Beth Huddleston Rowe.
 
SURVIVORS:
His chosen granddaughter, Chloe Koser; Aunt Mary Helen (Huddleston Miller); cousin & chosen sister, Laura Huddleston (Bill) Snyder and her family, chosen nephew, Will (Laurin) Snyder and chosen niece, Elizabeth (Rachel) Snyder; cousin, friend and caregiver-extraordinaire, Amy E.H. Wilson; cousin and steady friend, Ward Wilson; chosen brother, childhood friend and companion, Daniel W. “Danny” Ellis; friends: Vince & Stephanie Koser; and a host of close, dear friends.
 
Lynn Earl loved and was loved by his large extended Huddleston family, which includes: aunts Martha Jane Huddleston, Louise Huddleston and Karla Huddleston; first cousins Lee Huddleston, Heidi Huddleston, David (Tammy) VanZant, Russell (Janice) VanZant, Charles A. Huddleston, Brenda Huddleston (Bob) Stith, Steve Huddleston, Phil Dee (Sandy) Huddleston, Linda Duerr Whitaker, Gary Duerr, Keith Duerr, Tom Huddleston, and a host of second and third cousins; all of whom gather each October to celebrate family, an occasion Lynn Earl never missed.
 
Lynn Earl was a graduate of Transylvania University and a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He earned his Masters in Education degree at the University of Louisville.  Lynn Earl taught science in the Jefferson County Public Schools for many years. His love of teaching and compassion for the students resulted in awards and appointments, including: serving as an adjunct professor in the U of L Education Department, being elected president of the Kentucky Science Teachers Association, serving as district-wide resource teacher
for 88 elementary schools, and winning the Presidential Award for Elementary Science Teaching in Kentucky.
 
He was an active member of the Cathedral of the Assumption, and during his retirement, he volunteered for Hospice, Norton’s Children’s Hospital and the Home of the Innocents. Lynn Earl was an avid University of Kentucky sports fan, enjoyed playing bridge, but most of all, loved to spend time with family and good friends. 
 
Donations in his memory are requested to the Cathedral of the Assumption, Home of the Innocents, Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, KY or to a charity of one’s choice.
 
As requested by Lynn Earl, cremation was chosen. Due to Covid-19, the funeral service is private.
 
Ratterman Brothers Funeral Home (St. Matthews) is in charge of arrangements.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home will be in charge of all local arrangements.
 

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KEVIN SMITH, 54, COLUMBIA, KY


Kevin Smith, 54, of Columbia, KY died Friday, September 4, 2020 at his home. He was born July 20, 1966 in Campbellsville, KY to the late Huston Ramsey and Emma Lou Marty Smith.

 

Kevin was employed by Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems in Russell Springs.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Chase Smith of Columbia, KY

2 sisters & brothers-in-law: Beverly & Archie Absher of Campbellsville, KY; Karen & Carson Hadley of Columbia, KY

3 nephews: David Absher, Jeff Absher & Dwayne Hadley

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Pastor Johnny Hood officiating

 

Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 5:00 P.M. Monday

 

ALL ATTENDEES TO THE VISITATION AND/OR FUNERAL ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACIAL COVERING AND FOLLOW HEALTHY AT WORK GUIDELINES

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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MABEL WITHAM BLEDSOE, 85, COLUMBIA, KY


Mabel Witham Bledsoe, 85, of Columbia, KY died Friday, September 4, 2020 at Fair Oaks Nursing in Jamestown, KY. She was born February 25, 1935 in Russell County to the late Marlin & Elsie Bledsoe Witham.

 

She was a former employee of Fruit of the Loom and was a member of Rockhouse Christian Church.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Bledsoe; her son, Perry Dean Bledsoe; a brother-in-law, Roger Cooper; and nephew, Jason Cooper.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 sister: Linda Cooper, Russell Springs, KY

1 sister-in-law: Nadine (Sammy) Baker, Columbia, KY

1 brother-in-law: James Allen (Nancy) Bledsoe

Several nieces & nephews

Many other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 3:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bodie Emerson & Bro. Carroll Egnew officiating

 

Visitation: Beginning at 9:00amCT on Sunday

 

Interment: Morrison Grant Cemetery

 

Special music: Ida Holt, Steve Stapp, and Bro. Bodie Emerson

 

Pallbearers: Tim Baker, Jeremy Cooper, Kevin Helm, Billy Helm, & Scott Wells

 

Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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VIRGINIA EVELYN BERNARD, 85, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Virginia Evelyn Bernard, 85 of Russell Springs, KY died Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 9:35 A.M. at her home. She was a daughter of the late Carma & Gladys Blair.
 
Virginia was a member of the First Baptist Church of Russell Springs.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Webb Bernard; 2 sisters: Martha Holder & Faye Beatty; and 2 brothers: Emmitt Eugene & Ruel Wayne Blair.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Sherry Sambecki of Russell Springs, KY
1 son: Billy W. Bernard, Jr.
1 sister: Brenda McGowan
6 grandchildren
4 great-grandchildren
 
Cremation was chosen.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of Lake Cumberland would would appreciated.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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ARLENE GRIDER, 89, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Arlene Grider, 89, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020 at the home of her daughter. She was born July 28, 1931 in Russell Springs, KY daughter of the late Ovis & Audra Antle Holt.
 
Arlene was a retired teacher from the Russell County School System. She began her teaching career in several 1-room schools and spent most of her career teaching 3rd grade at Salem Elementary School.  Arlene was a loving mother who was devoted to her family, friends & faith. She was a charter member of Royville Friendship Church.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Travis Winston Grider and 1 sister, Jeanette Rogers. 
 
SURVIVORS:
1 Daughter: Renee Yanders & husband Greg, Nancy, KY
2 Sons: Randy Grider & Barry Grider, both of Russell Springs, KY
2 Sisters: Uldine Loy & Phyllis Hamblin, both of Russell Springs, KY
2 Brothers: Larry Holt of Russell Springs, KY & Stephen Holt of Simpsonville, KY
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 2:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Charles Edwards & Bro. Willard Bryant officiating
 
Visitation: After 10:30amCT on Sunday
 
Interment: Russell Springs Cemetery
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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MALCOLM DALE CARTER, 64, GEORGIA (FORMERLY OF KY)

 
Malcolm Dale Carter, 64, of Lula, Georgia, a native of Burkesville, KY passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Burkesville, KY to Rebecca Grant Carter Melton & the late Malcom Carter. 
 
Dale retired from Banks County as an Environmental Health Specialist. He was a Deacon at Liberty Baptist Church where he was a faithful member. He loved anything Kentucky Wildcats, but especially Kentucky Basketball. Dale was a true family man and treasured making memories with his wife & family. He was an outdoorsman, loving deer hunting and talking about the hunt.  
 
SURVIVORS:
Mother: Rebecca Grant Carter Melton
Wife: Carol M. Carter
2 children: Chris Carter (& Katlyn); Jessica Payne (& Steve)
5 grandchildren: Chance, Skylar, Myla, Riley Rae and Beau
1 sister: Joyce West (& Freeman)
 
Visitation: Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 2:00pm-4:00pmET and from 6:00pm-8:00pmET at Wards Funeral Home, 758 Main St. SW, Gainesville, GA
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 2:00pmET at Liberty Baptist Church, 7439 W. County Line Rd, Lula, GA
 
Please remember to follow all social distancing guidelines for everyone's safety due to the current pandemic.
 
 

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GEORGE ISON, JR., 98, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
George Ison, Jr., 98, died Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at his home. He was born April 14, 1922 in Jenkins, KY to the late Steve & Nanny Ison.
 
Mr. Ison was a WWII Veteran having served in the US Army from Sept 1941 to 1945, and was a Purple Heart recipient. He was retired as a powerhouse operator with the U.S. Corp of Engineers at Wolf Creek Dam, was a Mason of 60 years with Jamestown Lodge, and a member of the Russell Springs United Methodist Church.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife of 67 years: Laverne Grider Ison
2 daughters: Sheila (Dean) McKinley, and Kathy (Daryl) Hammond, of Russell Springs, KY
1 grandson: George Barton (Alison) Hammond, Lexington, KY
 
Funeral Service: Friday, September 4, 2020 at 11:30amCT at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Coffey and Bro. Charles Edwards officiating
 
Visitation: Beginning at 9:30amCT on Friday
 
Interment: Mill Springs National Cemetery at Nancy
 
Family requests donations be made to the Honor Guard or to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.
 
Pallbearers: Daryl Hammond, George Barton Hammond, Dean McKinley, Logan Antle, Jim Kemplin, & Glen Beussink
 
Special Music: Dean McKinley
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangments.

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WILDA JO GILES, 55, KNIFLEY

 
Wilda Jo Giles, 55, of Knifley, KY died Tuesday, September 2, 2020 at her residence. Born in Louisville, KY she was the daughter of the late Bunie Ray and Wilma Lee Sweet Green.  
 
Wilda enjoyed spending time with her family and dogs, and also enjoyed playing bingo.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Payton.
 
SURVIVORS:
Spouse: William Giles of Knifley
3 daughters: Tiffany Nicole Crow (Ryan) of Knifley, KY; Heather Lee Giles of Louisville, KY; Cortany Gail Giles of Knifley, KY
12 grandchildren: Katelyn, Kaylee, John and Keyaira Coffman, Braedyn, Dakota, Zander and Cohutta Giles, Daphilo Succes, Zaylea Giles-Malcomson, Kayden Cole and Chauncey Abston
2 brothers: Bobby Green (Margo) of Louisville, KY; Vester Green (Bobbie) of Indiana
2 sisters: Gayle Farris of Caneyville, KY; Remona Roarx (Billy) of Louisville, KY
Several nieces and nephews.
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home 
 
Burial: Caldwell Community Cemetery
 
Visitation: Friday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Saturday morning until time for the service 
 
For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and The Healthy at Work Guidelines. Everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.
 

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DANNY BALDWIN SR., 76, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 
Danny D. Baldwin Sr., 74, of Campbellsville, KY son of the late Delmar Baldwin and Pearl Baldwin, was born December 5, 1945. He departed this life on Friday, August 7th, 2020 at Norton’s Hospital in Louisville.   
 
Mr. Baldwin was a devoted evangelist of the gospel and devoted follower of Jesus Christ. He loved playing and singing gospel music with his family and friends, and was known for meticulously detailing his vehicles. He also loved pitching horseshoes and bowling with his friends. Danny was self-employed for many years in insurance sales. 
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Betty M. Baldwin
3 sons: Jeff Abrams & wife Kim of Lebanon, KY; Danny D. Baldwin Jr. & wife Amy B., and Doug Baldwin & wife Amy M. of Campbellsville, KY
1 step-daughter: Debbie Graham & husband Sydney of Columbia
9 grandchildren
12 great-grandchildren
1 sister-in-law, Lula Baldwin of Campbellsville
 
Funeral Service: 11:00amET on Friday September 4, 2020 at Auberry Funeral Home in Campbellsville, KY
 
Walk-Thru Visitation: 5:00pm-8:00pmET on Thursday September 3rd, 2020 at the funeral home
 
Burial: Callahan Cemetery, Elk Horn, KY 
 
Auberry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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BETTY LOU COLLINS, 76, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Betty Lou Collins, 76, of Russell Springs, KY died Sunday, August 30, 2020 at her home. She was born December 15, 1943 in Russell Springs to the late Ollis & Lestie Emerson Wilson.
 
She was a homemaker and attended New Hope Separate Baptist Church.
 
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a grandson, Jordan Redmon.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: Joe Stanley Collins, Russell Springs
3 children: Suzanne (Bruce) Cundiff, Cindy (Damon) McGaha, and Joe Bradley (Gina) Collins
5 grandchildren: Derek (Lindsey) Cundiff, Blake (Chasity) Cundiff, Miles Collins, Luke Collins, & Emerson Collins
6 great grandchildren: Adam, Rylee, Braxton, Allie, Ella, & Clay
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 10:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Coffey officiating
 
Visitation: 4:30pm-8:00pmCT on Wednesday and after 8:00amCT on Thursday 
 
Interment: Poplar Grove Cemetery
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Andrew Antle, James Willis, Art Kenyon
 
Active Pallbearers: Delmas Coomer, Billy Collins, Steven Collins, Eric Harden,Billy Harden, & A.D. Wilkerson
 
Special Music: Roma Andrew, Trish Harden, Erica Harden, & Samantha Harden
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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