Obituaries Archives for 2021-03

VIOLA WILLIAMS, 87, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Viola Williams, 87, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at TJ Samson Hospital in Glasgow. Born March 22, 1934 in Russell County, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Linnie Mae Hardwick Johnson.  
 
Viola worked for Fruit of the Loom for 30 years. She was of the Christian faith. Viola enjoyed gardening and loved animals.
 
In addition to her parents, Viola was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Johnson and a great-grandchild, Hailey Davis.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Eva Kay Leach of Russell Springs, KY; Sandra Reeder of Russell Springs, KY
2 sons: Larry (Michele) Leach of Russell Springs, KY; Kevin (Mary Ann) Williams of Russell Springs, KY
1 brother: Max (Sandy) Johnson of Louisville, KY
3 sisters: Bonnie Redmon of Illinois; Linda (Donald) Cooper of Russell Springs, KY; Helen Pedigo of Russell Springs, KY
8 grandchildren: Jeremy Richardson of Bowling Green, Jessica (Ted) Gray of Indiana, Jennifer (Dewayne) King of Somerset, Derek (Angela) Reeder of Smiths Grove, Kyle (Rachel) Reeder, Andrea Williams (James Turner), Adam (Sarah) Williams, and Alyson (Garrett) Lawless, all of Russell Springs, KY
15 great-grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Friday, April 2, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Brother Billy Dunbar officiating
 
Burial: New Friendship Cemetery
 
Visitation: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Friday, April 2, 2021 at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings are required.
 
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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JIMMY LEE CALDWELL, 64, JAMESTOWN, KY

 

Jimmy Lee Caldwell, 64, of Jamestown, KY, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021 on Old Dunbar Road in Russell Springs, KY due to a tractor accident. He was born in Somerset, KY on September 6, 1956, a son of the late Millie (Saylers) and Chester  Caldwell.
 
In addtion to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 2 brothers: Melvin and Jerry Caldwell and 2 sisters: Edith and Dorothy Caldwell.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Louann (Passmore) Caldwell of Jamestown, KY
2 sons: Danny Dale Caldwell and Nicklas Caldwell, both of Jamestown, KY
2 sisters: Louise Walls and Deva Caldwell, both of Somerset, KY
2 brothers: Paul Caldwell and Timmy Caldwell, both of Somerset, KY
1 granddaughter: Chloe Brown
 
Graveside Service: Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at the Jamestown Cemetery with Bro. Wayne Keith  officiating
 
The family requests memorial donations be made to the funeral home to help with final expenses.
 

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MARY LOUISE JUDD MERRELL, 77, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Mary Louise Judd Merrell, 77, of Columbia, KY died Monday, March 29, 2021 at her home. She was born December 1, 1943 in Adair County, KY to the late Homer and Ella Jessie Pierce. 
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Billy Gene Judd; 5 brothers: Raymond, Earl, Bobby, Arnold & H.W. Pierce; 1 sister, Annie Pearl Hammond; and a grandchild, Rebecca Judd.
 
Louise was a member of Mt. Gilead Christian Church, worked at Osh Kosh B’Gosh in Columbia and Clifty Farms in Paris, Tennessee for many years.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Cindy Melson & husband Wesley of Columbia, KY
2 sons: Ricky Judd & special friend Phyllis Hadley of Greensburg, KY; Tommy Judd & wife Donna of Paris, Tennessee
1 sister: Dorothy Cowan of Columbia, KY
5 grandchildren & 7 great-grandchildren
Special family friend: Lillian Moore of Greensburg
Several other relatives & friends
 
Funeral Service: Friday, April 2, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Robbie Harmon officiating
 
Burial: Barnes Cemetery in Breeding
 
Visitation: After 10:00 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: Joe Hale, Michael Matney, Chris Judd, Jonathan Lowe, Chris Pierce, Danny Pierce
 
Honorary: Don Richards & James Russell Pierce
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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BETTY ANDERSON, 87, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

Betty M. Anderson, 87, of Campbellsville, KY, the daughter of the late Elmer Stubbs and Katherine Romine of Taylor County, was born on November 17, 1933 and departed this life on March 29, 2021, at her home.

 

She was united in marriage in 1947 to George Elwood Anderson, who preceded her in death April 28, 1988. Betty was preceded in death by a son, Woody Anderson on November 16, 2016; one brother and one sister: Richard Stubbs and Margaret Gumm.

 

Betty professed faith in Christ and was of the Methodist faith. She loved traveling, bowling and playing cards with her family.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Kenny Anderson of Campbellsville, KY; Jimmy Anderson & wife Lisa of Columbia, KY

1 daughter: Mary Whitlow of Campbellsville, KY

1 special friend: Dorothy Lowe (who was a caregiver and companion)

13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren & great-great-grandchildren

Several nieces & nephews

A host of other relatives & friends

 

Walk-Thru Visitation: Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 10:00am-2:00pmET at Auberry Funeral Home

 

Funeral Service: Thursday at 2:00pmET with Rev Gary Maguffee officiating

 

Burial: Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery

 

The family has requested the expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to American Cancer Society and Gideon Bibles and can be made at the funeral home.

 

Auberry Funeral Home in Campbellsville, KY is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

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MARGARET FAYE SHUFFETT, 88, GREEN CO. (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
Margaret Faye Shuffett, 88, was born October 16, 1932 in Adair County, Kentucky to the late Robert and Lucille Snow Chapman. She departed this life Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Green Hill Nursing and Rehab Center.
 
Margaret had made a profession in Christ and was a member of the Liberty Separate Baptist Church. She was retired as an Executive Director of Farm Service Agency. 
 
She was united in marriage to Rollin H. Shuffett who preceded her in death in 2003. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, John Timothy Shuffett; one granddaughter, Hilary Ann Shuffett; and 2 sisters: Bernice Miller and Shirley Baker.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: Mike Shuffett & wife Ruthie and Jeff & wife Chesney Shuffett, both of Greensburg, KY
6 grandchildren: John Michael & wife Shawna, Brian Marshall Shuffett, Sarah Kathleen Shuffett, Barbara Natalie Shuffett, John Timothy Shuffett & wife Amy, all of Greensburg, KY and Jessica Deime & her husband Mike of Lexington, KY
6 great-grandchildren: Gracie Todd, Jackson Todd, Hayden Jeffrey Shuffett, Margaret Rose Shuffett, Kate Judd, and Allie Judd
A host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 11:00amCT at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home with Bro. Todd Davis and Bro. Ralph Nevin officiating
 
Burial: Liberty Separate Baptist Church Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Tuesday at the funeral home
 
Pallbearers: Mike Shuffett, Jeff Shuffett, Tim Shuffett, John Shuffett, Brian Shuffett, Ralph Nevin
 
The family has requested that expressions of sympathy can be made to the Gideon Bible Fund and these can be made at the funeral home.
 
Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home in Greensburg, KY is in charge of arrangements.
 

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DANNY D. GUFFEY, 73, JAMESTOWN, KY

 

Danny D. Guffey, 73, of Jamestown, KY, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Jamestown, KY on May 19, 1947, a son of the late Opal (Lawless) and Hazel O. Guffey.

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kanna Smith and 2 brothers: David and Darry Guffey.

SURVIVORS:
Wife: Rita (Bell) Guffey of Jamestown, KY
2 daughters: Rachel Guffey of Russell Springs, KY; Lucinda Burns of Junction City, KY
1 son: Jason Guffey of Kings Mountian, KY
1 brother: Barry Guffey of Jamestown, KY
7 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren

Funeral Service: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 12:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Leon Simpson officiating

Visitation: Beginning at 10:00amCT on Tuesday at the funeral home


Burial: Jamestown Cemetery

 

Everyone attending funeral service/visitation is asked to please wear a facial covering and follow Covid rules.
 

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

 

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VIRGINIA ELIZABETH TAYLOR, 91, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

Virginia Elizabeth Taylor, 91, of Campbellsville,KY passed from this life on Friday March 26, 2021 at the Campbellsville Nursing and Rehab Center. Born September 1, 1929 to the late Robert and Sarah Davis (Penick) Taylor.

 

Virginia had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Pleasant Run Baptist Church. She had a natural green thumb and enjoyed gardening and cooking for her family. Mrs. Taylor loved to play her harmonica as much as others enjoyed listening.

 

She was the devoted wife to Mr. Ester Wood Taylor who preceded her in death.

 

SURVIVORS:

9 children: Sarah Tobin & husband Zachery, Clara Abell, Dwight Taylor & wife Becky, Connie Taylor, Kennith Taylor, Lottie Taylor, Nancy Taylor, Janice Taylor & husband Tee, and Vanessa Moorman

A host of grandchildren, great grandchildren

Several nieces & nephews and other relatives & friends

 

She was also preceded in death by her children: Bobby Taylor, Ivin Taylor, Danita Gay, and Betty Williams and 8 siblings: Betty Taylor, Naomi B Taylor, Cora Lee Taylor, Hallie Taylor, Charlie Taylor, Henry Taylor, Leonard Taylor, and James T Taylor.

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT (12:00 PM CDT) in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home

 

Burial: Pleasant Run Cemetery in Green County

 

Visitation: The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, April 1, 2021 after 11:00 AM EDT (10:00 AM CDT) until time for service.

 

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RENA FAYE BENNETT, 77, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Rena Faye Bennett, 77, of Russell Springs, KY passed from this life on Saturday, March 27, 2021 surrounded by her family. Born in Russell County, KY on July 19, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Hobert and Velna Meece Bradley. 
 
Rena was a homemaker, Vice President of Bennett’s Carpets, Inc., and a member of Union Baptist Church where she was a former Sunday School Teacher. She loved animals and enjoyed listening to music. Rena was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
 
In addition to her parents, Rena was preceded in death by her sisters, Clydene Tucker and Edora Tucker.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: Ivan Bennett of Russell Springs
2 sons: Stephen (and Jeannine) Bennett; John (and Angie) Bennett, of Russell Springs
2 daughters: Susan (and Barry) Stringer; Alisa (and Chris) King, both of Russell Springs
12 grandchildren: Bradley Bennett of Colorado, Amanda (and Justin) Camblin of Versailles, Jessica (and Brandon) Hubbard of Jamestown, Holly (and Scott) George of Russell Springs, Will Bennett of Russell Springs, Evan Bennett of Russell Springs, Travis (and Kalie) Stringer of Greensburg, Shelby Stringer of Bowling Green, Trace Stringer of Russell Springs, Tanner Stringer of Russell Springs, Grant King of Russell Springs, and Hannah King of Russell Springs
6 great-grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 11:00amCT at the First Baptist Church of Russell Springs with her sons, Brother Stephen Bennett and Brother John Bennett officiating
 
Burial: Salem Cemetery
 
Visitation: Monday, March 29, 2021 from 5:00-8:00pmCT and Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 9:00-11:00amCT at First Baptist Church of Russell Springs
 
Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings are required.
 
Pallbearers: Travis Stringer, Will Bennett, Evan Bennett, Trace Stringer, Tanner Stringer, and Grant King 
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Justin Camblin, Brandon Hubbard, and Scott George
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchman’s Lane STE 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284 or to Gideon’s International.
 
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

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CHARLES STEPHEN HADLEY, 65, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Charles Stephen Hadley, 55, of Russell Springs, KY died Friday, March 26, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY.  He was born in Columbia, KY on September 18, 1955 to the late William Snow and Mina Mae Thomas Hadley.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 siblings: Shirley Burton (Garnet) of Russell Springs, KY; Sheldon Hadley (Ginger) of Jamestown, KY 
Several nieces & nephews
 
Mr. Hadley 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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VESTAL LAVERN HOBBS, 82, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Vestal Lavern Hobbs, 82, of Columbia, KY (the Sparksville Community) and formerly of Howell County, Missouri, passed from this life on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at T.J. Samson Hospital in Glasgow. He was born on June 25, 1938 in West Plains, Missouri to the late Theodore Roosevelt and Daisy Rebecca (Roupe) Hobbs.

 

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith. He was a devoted employee of the Amyx Manufacturing Plant, retiring after 35 years of service.

   

Mr. Hobbs was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Melba Kay (Dodson) Hobbs; 1 son, Vestal Hobbs, Jr.; 2 brothers: Cleo Hobbs and Merle Hobbs; and a sister, Loretta Daniels.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 children: Daryl Hobbs of Missouri; Debra Adams & husband Michael of Columbia, KY

2 brothers: Merlin “T” Hobbs 7 wife Judy of Missouri; Kenneth Hobbs & wife Donna of Kansas

2 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren & another on the way

Special friend: Candy Hanson of Missouri

A host of other family members & friends

 

The family chose cremation. A graveside interment service will be held at the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Howell County, Missouri at a later date.

 

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

 

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MELISSA DAWN ACREE ROWE, 47, SOMERSET, KY (FORMERLY OF RUSSELL SPRINGS)


Melissa Dawn Acree Rowe, 47, of Somerset, KY, formerly of Russell Springs, KY, passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Born on December 8, 1973 in Somerset, she was the daughter of Jeffrey and Sandra Paulette Roy Acree. 
 

She earned her master’s degree in Mental Health Therapy through her studies at Lindsey Wilson College and Somerset Community College. 
 

She married Theron Rowe on June 10, 2019.  Melissa loved spending time with her family.  She liked to cook, fish and work in her garden.

 

SURVIVORS:

Husband: Theron Rowe

Father: Jeff Acree of Russell Springs

2 step-sons: Jacob Rowe and Jared Rowe both of Somerset

4 grandchildren: Rayden Rowe, Kaiden Rowe, Jack Rowe and Hunter Rowe

Aunts, uncles and cousins

2 special friends: Regina Woods and Jackie Redmon

 

Preceding Melissa in death is her mother, Sandra Paulette Acree.

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. CST at Bernard Funeral Home. 
 

Burial: White’s Chapel Cemetery.

 

Visitation: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CST on Saturday, at Bernard Funeral Home.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to White’s Chapel Cemetery.

 

Melissa’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.  An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.

 

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VICKY JEAN HARRIS HIGGINBOTHAM, 67, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Vicky Jean Harris Higginbotham, 67, of Russell Springs, KY passed from this life on Tuesday morning, March 23, 2021 at the Russell County Hospital. Born at home on August 3, 1953 in Eli, KY, she was a daughter of the late Othar and Mona Hart Harris. 
 
Vicky was a bus monitor for the Russell County Board of Education and a former clerk for KOA Campground. She was a loving wife, mother, and a Christian lady. She attended Pine Grove Separate Baptist Church and was the piano player for the Higginbotham Quartet for over 30 years.
 
In addition to her parents, Vicky was preceded in death by her brother, O.G. Harris and her sister, Linda Lou Harris. 
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband of 46 years: Roger Higginbotham of Russell Springs, KY
1 son: Josh (and Lauren) Higginbotham of Russell Springs, KY
2 grandchildren: Trey & Oakley Higginbotham
 
Funeral Service: Friday, March 26, 2021 at 12:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Daryl Coe officiating
 
Burial: Coffey’s Chapel Cemetery
 
Visitation: Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 5:00-8:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings are required. 
 
Pallbearers: Paul Eastridge, Micah Lunsford, Robert Leach, David Harris, Coty Roy, and Benny Judd 
 
Funeral arrangements for Vicky Jean Harris Higginbotham are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

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DESMOND LEE MCGOWAN, 79, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Desmond Lee McGowan, 79, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. He was born July 9, 1941 in Russell Springs, the son of the late Elvis Lee & Susie Tucker McGowan
 
Desmond was a member and trustee of Parksridge Church of God, a retired maintenance employee of Ford Motor Company, and a Veteran of the United States Army. 
 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gene McGowan and a sister, Jackie Bailey. 
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Linda McGowan of Russell Springs, KY
1 Son: Desmond Lee McGowan (& wife Kelly) of Hamilton, OH
2 Brothers: Frankie McGowan and Freddie McGowan both of Russell Springs, KY
1 grandson: Devin McGowan
4 step-grandchildren: Michael &d Mel Hargis, Katie & Ki Hargis 
1 great-granddaughter: Ava Hargis
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Billy Silverman officiating
 
Visitation: Saturday from 11:00am-1:00pmCT at the funeral home
 
Military honors will be performed by the Russell County Honor Guard.
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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GARY KEITH WEST, 52, ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 

Gary Keith West, 52, of Elizabethtown, KY died Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Baptist Health Hardin in Elizabethtown. He was born February 19, 1969 in Adair County, KY, the son of Freeman West (who survives) and the late Sharilyn Page.

 

He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Lucille West. 

 

Gary was a member of Local Union 669.

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife: Sandy Price West of Elizabethtown

2 sons: Jeffrey Lucas and Bryce Lucas both of Elizabethtown

1 daughter: Kristina West of Elizabethtown

Father and step-mother: Freeman and Joyce West of Columbia

3 brothers: Adam (Ashley) West of Boulder, Colorado; Brian West and Brad West both of Columbia, KY

2 sisters: Ginger (Shawn) Lowery of Elizabethtown, KY; Amanda Denney of Somerset, KY

1 step-brother: Dale Seaborne of Campbellsville, KY

Maternal Grandmother: Lou Vena Bardin Leigh of Columbia, KY

3 grandchildren: Trinity Lucas, Jolene and Kaliya West

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Friday, March 26, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. (CDT) at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Pastor Brent Piatt officiating

 

Burial: Elizabethtown City Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00 A.M. (CDT) on Friday

 

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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CLIFTON DAVIS MCGAHA, JR., 83, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Clifton Davis McGaha, Jr., 83, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, March 21, 2021 at T. J. Health Columbia.  He was born in Adair County to the late Clifton and Bessie Hughes McGaha. 
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Clarice Burton McGaha; 2 siblings: Basil Dabney and Nell Rooks; and special friend, Adrian Conover.
 
Mr. McGaha was the former Adair County Sheriff and a member of the Adair County Jaycees, Hill & Valley Saddle Club and Hood Masonic Lodge #839.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 children: Russ McGaha (Barbara), Sandra New (Tommy), and Jan Leischner (Tim Horstman) all of Columbia, KY
7 grandchildren: Ashley Froedge (Frankie), Misty Torres (Mario), Shannon Fowles (Carl Rowe), Jason Pendleton (Kelli), Landon Leischner (Felicia), Kyle Leischner and Aland Leischner
13 great-grandchildren
Special friend: Charlie Lloyd of Columbia
His K-9 companion "Blue"
 
Mr. McGaha chose cremation and a memorial service will be 1:00pmCT on Friday, March 26, 2021 at the Bryant Cemetery.  
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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SANDRA NEAT, 64, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Sandra Neat, 64, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, March 21, 2021 at her home. She was born January 28, 1957 in Adair County, KY to the late Tommie Ray Burton and Margie Lewis Burton. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister, Barry and James Burton and Carol Neat. 

 

Sandra was a member of Tabernacle Christian Church.

 

SURVIVORS:

Husband: Jimmy Neat of Columbia

2 daughters & sons-in-law: Karen and Mark Mowers, Tonya and John Speer all of Columbia

2 sisters: Jenny Stotts of Campbellsville and Bernadine Burton of Columbia

3 grandchildren: Bryce Judd, Trevor and Jenna Speer

Several other relatives and friends

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Vitis Bailey officiating

 

Burial: New Hope Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 4:00 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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TERRY LEE MCGOWAN, 55, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Terry Lee McGowan, 55, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. Born on May 25, 1965 in Somerset, KY, he was the son of the late Doyle McGowan and Elaine Tucker McGowan (who survives). 

 

Terry married Teresa Polston on December 6, 1985 in Tennessee. He cattle farmed for and worked side by side with Jeff Loy for over 20 years. Terry loved his work and being outdoors.

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife of 35 years: Teresa McGowan

1 son: Todd McGowan of Russell Springs

Mother: Elaine McGowan of Russell Springs

2 brothers: Jackie McGowan (and Kathy) and Darren McGowan (and Rose) of Russell Springs

3 sisters: Annetta Simpson (and Joel) of Nancy, Pam Reece (and Randall), and Missy Wilkerson (and Dwayne), all of Russell Springs

Special family friends: Jeff & Vicky Loy and Karen Willenbrink

A host of nieces, nephews and cousins

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Dustin McGowan officiating

 

Burial: Parks Ridge Cemetery

 

Visitation: Beginning at 11:00amCT on Wednesday. Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings are required.

 

Terry’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. 

 

An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.

 

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BILLY JOE HUDDLESTON, SR., 70, GLENSFORK, KY

 

Billy Joe Huddleston, Sr., 70, of Glensfork, KY died Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Pickett County Care and Rehab in Byrdstown, TN. He was born in Barren County, KY on September 18, 1950 to the late Ben and Rachel Wheet Huddleston.

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife: Lisa Huddleston of Glensfork, KY

4 children: Billy Joe Huddleston, Jr., Cheryl Mitchum (Stevie), Anita Huddleston and Barbara Huddleston all of Glensfork

1 grandchild: Cassie Meyer (Thomas) of Columbia, KY

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 siblings: Bobby Ray Huddleston and Darlene Melson.

 

Mr. Huddleston 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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INES GONZALES, 52, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Ines Gonzales, 52, of Russell Springs, KY died Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. She was the daughter of Juan Gonzalez Realejo and Regina Monterroso Hernandez.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 daughters: Ingrid Gonzales of Russell Springs, KY; Wendy Gonzales of Guatemala; and Jaqueline Gonzales of Texas


Graveside service: Saturday at 2:00pmCT at the Russell Springs City Cemetery

 

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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GILBERT KNIGHT, 93, JAMESTOWN, KY


Gilbert Knight, 93, of Jamestown, KY, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at his home. He was born in Jamestown, KY on October 21, 1927, a son of the late Fannie Mae (Cundiff) and Winfield Scott Knight. 

Gilbert served in the U.S. Army and was a retired Boiler Master.

SURVIVORS:
His wife: Irene (Blakey) Knight of Jamestown, KY 
2 daughters: Pat Napier and Kim Stadler of Oregonia, OH
4 stepsons: Roger Shearer and Mitchell Shearer of Jamestown, KY; Jr. Shearer of Russell Springs, KY; and Phillip Shearer of Somerset, KY
1 brother: Marlin Knight of S.C.
3 grandchildren

12 step-grandchildren

A host of great-grandchildren

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Knight; 1 daughter, Sherry Knight; 1 sister, Mildred Rexroat; and 1 brother, Bradley Knight. 

Funeral Service: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. John Blakey officiating

Visitation: Saturday beginning at 12:00pmCT at H. E. Pruitt Memory Chapel


We ask everyone attending to please wear a face covering and follow Covid rules. 

Burial: Monday, March 22, 2021 at 1:00pmET at the Corwin/Miami Cemetery in Waynesville, OH

 

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

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DR. ROBERT BYRON BRASHEAR, 67, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Dr. Robert Byron Brashear, 67, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 19, 2021 in Bonita Springs, FL. Bob was born in Middlesboro, KY on May 1, 1953 to the late James Edward Brashear and Flora York Brashear. 
 
Bob completed his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UK, as well as an Associate degree in Dental Lab Technology later earning his DMD from the University Of Kentucky School Of Dentistry in 1983. Alongside his wife, Debra, Bob had a long and fulfilling career as a respected dentist in Columbia, KY. He proudly served his community and provided high quality care for 35 years, retiring in May 2019. He was a lifelong member of the UK Alumni Association, American Dental Association and the South Central Dental Society. The past 5 years he tremendously enjoyed being a member of the Adair County Ambulance Board – respecting and applauding the EMT’s commitment to the community.
 
Robert’s love for the University of Kentucky and all things sports began early in his life, attending football games with his family at UK’s Stoll Stadium. He played sports at Leatherwood High School, baseball being his love. During undergrad and through dental school he participated in intramural sports. He was a competitive racquetball player as well as a certified dive instructor for the Lexington Dive Shop. He was a member of the SACS city league softball team, along with college roommates Rick Vari and Steve Vallance. His stories from the SACS escapades were renowned.
 
Bob's passion for sports extended to his sons’ lives, coaching their youth sports teams from T- Ball, baseball, early football and soccer (his love). He was involved with the establishment of a soccer program at Adair County High School, but prior to that he helped as an early organizer and coach with the first Adair County Youth Soccer League affiliated with Lindsey Wilson College and their players. He and Deb developed a close relationship with his student player coach, Benji Djeukeng from Cameroon. Because of this experience, they later became host parents for many international students over the years forming life bonds with the students as well as their families. These include Marie Coy, France; Fausy Rodriguez, Honduras; Eduardo Cinel, Brazil; Aline Decker, Uruguay; Jessica Weyreuter, Argentina and many others. He and Deb were committed to Lindsey Wilson College and their Sports Programs since arriving in Columbia 1984. In fact, if the stadium lights were on at the Walter S. Reuling stadium on Lindsey’s campus – Bob was probably there. Indeed, this was true for basketball and football as well. He and his family also spent many hours boating, tubing and skiing on Lake Cumberland often hosting friends and their sons’ friends.
 
After retirement in May 2019, Bob enjoyed working and being on his cattle farm with his son Austin – often walking and photographing the beauty of the land. He also enjoyed a Colorado ski trip planned with his sons and nephews a few weeks prior to his passing. Finally, Bob travelled, cycled and simply enjoyed being with his beloved Debra.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Debra Arnett Brashear DMD
2 sons: Austin Brashear of Columbia, KY and Madison Brashear DMD & wife Katelyn of Lexington, KY
3 siblings: James E. Brashear II & wife Evelyn of London, Jayne McGuire of Charlotte, NC, and Karen Miracle & husband J.R. of Jacksonville, FL
Special sister-in law & brother-in law: Winnie & Dan Gardner of Salyersville, KY
Several nephews: Byron Gardner & wife Kimi and their son Thomas of Atlanta, GA, Stuart Gardner & wife Katie of Lexington, KY. Terry Brashear & wife MaryAnn and their daughter Victoria of London, Paul Brashear & wife Tammy and their son James of London
2 cousins: Fred Brashear and Len Brashear both of Hyden, KY
Close friend and almost brother: Dr. George Frazier of Cynthiana, KY
 
Dr. Brashear chose cremation and a Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday March 20, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. The family will receive friends at the church after 11:00amCT on Saturday. Social distancing will be observed and masks required during visitation and service. 
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. 
 
Alternate expressions of sympathy can go to support the creation of a scholarship/award in memory of Dr. Bob Brashear, you can donate either by check or online. For a check, please make the check to UK College of Dentistry and add “in memory of Dr. Robert B Brashear” on the memo line. The check should be mailed to UK College of Dentistry, Attn:  Linda Epling, 800 Rose Street, D79, Lexington, KY 40536.  To make an online gift, go to https://dentistry.uky.edu/giving, click on “Make A Gift”, select the College of Dentistry Scholarship, and follow the directions to make your gift. Please mark your gift as a memorial gift where indicated and note that you wish to recognize Dr. Robert B Brashear.
 
The service will be live-streamed on Columbia Christian Church Facebook page at 1:00pmCT on Saturday, March 20, 2021. 

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MARY ANN KERR ANDERSON, 76, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
Mary Ann (Kerr) Anderson, 76, of Campbellsville, KY, daughter of the late Wayne McElroy and Bessie (Kerr) McElroy was born in Adair County on September 18, 1944 and departed this life peacefully on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Green Hill Rehab and Nursing Home in Greensburg, KY.
 
She was united in marriage to Danny L. Anderson, who preceded her in death. Besides her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by 3 brothers and 3 sisters: Danny McElroy, Alice Havlick, Marcia McElroy, Marvin McElroy, Donnie McElroy, and Martha McElroy.
 
Ms. Anderson professed her faith in Christ and was of Pentecostal faith. She was a member of Daughters of Veteran's years ago. She loved to embroidery in her spare time. Ms. Anderson enjoyed watching Perry Mason tv show.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters & 1 son: Bessie Bennett and husband Charles of Campbellsville; Wayne Carson and fiance Suzanne Turner of Barbourville, KY; and Elizabeth Leggett and husband Scott of Campbellsville 
1 brother & 2 sisters: Charles McElroy of Cincinnati, Ohio; Carole Helton and husband Herb of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Cheryl Weinstiger of Winchester, Indiana
12 grandchildren & 6 great-grandchildren
A host of nieces, nephews, and other family members
 
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 1:00pmET at Auberry Funeral Home in downtown Campbellsville
 
Burial: Free Union Church Cemetery in Adair County
 
Walk-Thru Visitation: Thursday from 11:00am-1:00pmET at Auberry Funeral Home 
 
Social distancing guidelines and mask are required upon entering building. 
 
Auberry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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PEARL DUNBAR, 90, JAMESTOWN, KY


Pearl M. Dunbar, 90, of Jamestown, KY, passed away Monday, March 15th, 2021 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown, KY. She was born in Adair County on May 20, 1930, a daughter of the late Mabel (Stargel) and John Rector. 

She was a homemaker and member of Jamestown First Baptist Church. 

SURVIVORS:
1 son: James Dunbar of Fisherville, KY
2 sisters: Willie Pierce of Indianapolis, IN; Ruby Cundiff of KY
3 grandchildren

6 great-grandchildren 

Graveside Service: Friday March 19th, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at the Jamestown Cemetery with Bro. Scott Russell officiating

Walk-Thru Visitation: Friday 1:00-2:00pmCT at H. E. Pruitt Memory Chapel

We ask that everyone attending please wear a face covering and follow Covid rules 

The family request memorial donations to the Jamestown First Baptist Church and can be made at the funeral home or you can mail to Jamestown First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 308, Jamestown, KY 42629.

 

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LEONARD ENGLAND, 85, BREEDING, KY

 
Leonard D. England, 85, passed away Monday, March 15, 2021 at his home in Breeding, KY after a long illness. He was born in Dirigo, KY on May 13, 1935 to the late Owen and Vernie Lee Pelston England.
 
Leonard retired from G.E. after 35 years and continued farming up until the time of his illness. He was Cattleman of the Year in 1991. He was a member and former Chaplain of Columbia Masonic Lodge #96, a 32nd degree Mason for 42 years and a Shriner. Leonard worked with Kosair Charities and was an avid participant in many children’s charities.  He was a faithful member of Wells Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. He loved to tell stories and never met a stranger. He was a dedicated Christian, good husband, and a good father that will be greatly missed.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Falyola Jessie; a great-grandson, Gage Wilson; and a niece, Becky Holsclaw.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife of 32 years: Bertha Dickson England of Breeding, KY
4 children: Teresa Lavender (Ray French) of Jeffersonville, IN; Tim England (Jerri Hack) of Louisville, KY; Cheryl Tarter (Kenny) of Columbia, KY; and Teddy England (Tina) of LaGrange, KY
1 step-son: Doug Page (Tina) of Edmonton, KY
9 grandchildren: April Brown, Amy Wilson, Terri Linder, Leonard Lavender, Bryce Gilligan, Jared England, Cheyenne England, Jenny Page and Sierra Page
15 great-grandchildren 
2 great-great grandchildren
4 sisters: Lucille Troutman (Fred) of Frankfort, KY; Carol Roach (James Earl) of Louisville, KY; Martha Leach and Johnietta Jessie of Edmonton, KY
1 brother-in-law: Ronnie Jessie of Columbia, KY
A host of nieces & nephews
 
Masonic rites by Columbia Masonic Lodge #96 will be at 7:00pmCT on Friday, March 19, 2021 at the funeral home. The public is welcome to attend.  
 
Funeral Service:  Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Doolin and Bro. Doug Copas officiating 
 
Burial: Chestnut Grove Cemetery
 
Visitation: Friday from 3:00-8:00pmCT and Saturday morning until time for the service 
 
Pallbearers: Leonard Lavender, Bryce Gilligan, Jayden Willis, Riley Thompson, Dwayne Jessie and Barry Roach.  Honorary pallbearers will be Todd Roach, David Jessie, James Ray Roach, Mark Dickson and Jared England.
 
For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.
 
In lieu of flowers donation may be made to Kosair Charities or St. Jude Children Hospital.
 

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ELDON BURCHETT, 81, FAIRDALE, KY

 

Eldon Burchett, 81, of Fairdale, KY passed away Sunday, March 14, 2021 at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, KY.  He was born in Jamestown, KY on November 17, 1939, a son of the late Audrey (Lawless) and Delmer Burchett.
 
Eldon was a retired Tile Setter
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jacqueline Funk and a brother, Ralph Burchett.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: Jerry Burchett of Louisville, KY; Gregory Burchett of IN
1 brother: Thomas Burchett
Longtime companion: Wanda Jupin of Fairdale, KY
9 grandchildren & 18 great-grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY
 
Visitation: Thursday from 12:00pm-2:00pmCT at H. E. Pruitt Memory Chapel
 
Interment: Jamestown Cemetery 
 
Everyone attending the funeral/visitation is urged to please wear a facial covering and follow the CDC Covid-19 rules & recommendations.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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BARRY LEE ANTLE, 31, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Barry Lee Antle, 51, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Russell County Hospital. Born on August 6, 1969 in Indiana, he was the son of the late Bobby Antle and Shirley Handy Vincent. 

 

Barry had been an employee for Stephens Pipe and Steel for 30 years. He was a simple man. Barry was an artist who had a strong belief in God. He was always seen wearing his hat. 

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife of 30 years: Bobbie Wilson Antle

1 son: James Rodgers (and Toni) of Russell Springs, KY

2 daughters: Amanda DeBord (and Holly) of Somerset, KY; Brooke Antle of Russell Springs, KY

2 brothers: Shawn Sprowles (and Cassandra) of Somerset, KY; Eric Handy of Russell Springs, KY

1 sister: Melissa Branscum (and Dean) of Eubank; KY

2 step-sisters: Shanda Skaggs (and Nathan) of Jamestown, KY; Melinda Greenwell (and Glen) of South Carolina

1 grandson: Dylan DeBord (who was Barry’s world)

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Fields officiating

 

Burial: Bernard Ridge Cemetery

 

Visitation: 5:00pm-7:00pmCT on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Bernard Funeral Home

 

Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings are required.

 

Pallbearers: James Rodgers, Eric Handy, Shawn Sprowles, Johnathon Sprowles, Craig Dunbar and Eddie Murphy.

 

Barry’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.  An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.

 

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BRENDA ROSE WILSON, 69, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Brenda Rose Wilson, 69, of Russell Springs, KY (formerly of Fairmount, IN) passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Russell County Hospital. She was born in Somerset, KY on May 26, 1951, a daughter of the late Burvel (B.G.) and Adelyne (Ashbrook) Smith. 
 
Brenda was a devout Christian and talented pianist who played the piano at her church for many years.
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Lenvel Gene Wilson.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Melinda (Shawn) Stephens, of Russell Springs, KY
2 stepsons: Brian Wilson of Summitville, IN and Mike Wilson of Elwood, IN
1 sister: Carleen (Jimmie) George, of Russell Springs, KY
2 brothers: Clinton Smith of Russell Springs, KY; Michael (Ruth) Smith of Cincinnati, OH
4 grandchildren: Jessica (Zackary) Litton, Rebecca (Brian) Baker, Shawn (Kelsey) Stephens, and Nathan Stephens
2 great-grandchildren: Elliot Harris and Anaya Baker
Her 2 beloved dogs: Carla and Rose
 
Cremation was chosen and a celebration of life service will be scheduled at a later date. 
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel entrusted with final arrangements.
 

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GARY D. GRASHAM, 69, CHICAGO, IL

 
Gary D. Grasham, 69, died Wednesday, March 10, 2021 in Chicago, IL.  
 
Gary owned his own business for over 25 years, the Suburban Pit Stop, Inc. in Berwyn, IL. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who also loved carpentry and woodworking.
 
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Lowell D. and Helen Burdette Grasham; 1 brother, Norman L. Burdette; and his mother & father-in-law, Cosby C. and Lanie Munday.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife of 47 years: Pamela Munday Grasham
1 brother: Lowell E. (Jody) Grasham
1 niece & nephew: Heather Rousseau and Robert Grasham
 
Funeral Service: Friday, March 19, 2021 at 12:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery
 
Visitation: Friday, March 19, 2021 after 10:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.
 
The funeral service will be live-streamed at 12:00pmCT on Friday on the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home Facebook Page.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Gideons International Bibles www.gideons.org would be appreciated.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 
 

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RETHA MAE EADS, 91, WINDSOR, KY

 
Retha Mae Eads, 91, of Windsor, KY passed away Friday, March 12, 2021 at Russell County Hospital. She was born September 1, 1929 in Casey County, KY, the daughter of the late Oliver Taft Luttrell & Emma Baldock Luttrell.
 
Retha was a long time employee of Russell Sportswear and a member of Jennies Chapel United Methodist Church.
 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Hobert Eads; 3 children: Bobby and Roger Eads and Janice Pevely; 3 sisters: Redia Crew, Loretta Yancy and Lois Gore; 2 brothers: Neal Luttrell and Dayton Luttrell; and 7 grandchildren: Randy Dick, Mitchel Eads, Stevie Pevely, Devin Pevely, Glenda Lane, Christy Pevely and Rodney Eads.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 Daughter: Phyllis West (& husband Garlen) of Russell Springs, KY
1 Son: Jerry Eads of Windsor, KY
1 Sister: Rebia Brockman of Windsor, KY
1 Brother: Shinnie Luttrell of Windsor, KY
9 grandchildren: Chris Dick, Kevin Pevely, Dustin Pevely, T.J. Tucker, Brenda Saylers, Bobbie Jo Saylers, Nellie Childress, Chris Green and Amanda Eads
A host of great-grandchildren & great-great-grandchildren
Special friends: Polly and John Rathbun
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 12:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY
 
Visitation: Beginning at 10:00amCT on Tuesday
 
Interment: South Fork Cemetery, 793 South Fork Church Road, Liberty, KY
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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TREVA MAE RICHARDS, 79, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Treva Mae Richards, 79, of Russell Springs, KY died Friday, March 12, 2021 at her residence. Born in Adair County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Betty Mae Roy Bryant and wife of the late Bobby Richards.
 
Mrs. Richards was a member of the 3 Trees Church and a former active member of the Oak Grove Church of God while her husband was serving as the Pastor. Treva and Bobby was  foster parents to many children over the years and supporters of the Church of God Children’s Home in Pigeon Forge, TN.
 
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two brothers Lemuel and Jackie Bryant.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: Greg Richards (Jackie) of Mt. Juliet, TN; Harold Richards (Beverly) of Russell Springs, KY
8 grandchildren: Jacob & Cullen Belcher, Justin, Michaela, Luke, Gideon & Raylan Richards, and Cami Byers
2 great-grandchildren: Odin and Emmie Belcher
5 sisters: Geneva Lee of Columbia, Myrtie Burton of Russell Springs, Sue Luttrell (Bill) of Russell Springs, Lois Roy (Dale) of Columbia and Sharon Gilbert (Donnie) of Jamestown 
Several nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Monday, March 15, 2021 at 10:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home 
 
Burial: Freedom Cemetery
 
Visitation: Sunday from 1:00pm-5:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.
  
The funeral service will be live-streamed at 10:00amCT on Monday on the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home Facebook Page.
 

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LARRY DALE GEORGE, 70, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Larry Dale George, 70, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Norton Hospital in Louisville, KY.  Born in Russell County, KY he is the son of the late Lilburn Phillip and Bertha Marie Guffey George.
 
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five brothers B. J., Norman, Aldon, Charles and J.B. George and a sister Martha Hudson.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Mary Helen Crawhorn George of Columbia, KY
2 children: Brant Lane and April Smith (Velvet Mandrell)
9 grandchildren
2 great-grandchildren
1 brother: Clarence George of Russell Springs, KY
Several nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 4:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
Burial: Columbia Cemetery
 
Visitation: Saturday from 2:00-4:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.
  
The funeral service will be live-streamed at 4:00pmCT on Saturday on the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home Facebook Page.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses.
 

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BETTY RUTH STEPHENS TUCKER-HAYES, 85, ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (RUSSELL CO. NATIVE)

 
Betty Ruth Stephens Tucker-Hayes, 85, of Elizabethtown, KY passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 11, 2021.  Born January 16, 1936 as Betty Ruth Stephens in Russell County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Beatrice Stephens.  
 
Betty was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a woman of deep faith, and a member of Stithton Baptist Church in Radcliff for over thirty years before joining Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown.  Betty worked for Revlon, Russell County Hospital Admissions, and volunteered at the hospital in Elizabethtown. Betty was loved by everyone she knew.
 
Betty was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert Tucker; and a sister-in-law.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her second husband: Wayne Hayes of Elizabethtown, KY
3 sons: Michael Tucker of Michigan, Steven (Suzanne) Tucker of Hawaii, and Bruce (Mary) Hayes of Columbus, Ohio
3 daughters: Elizabeth (Gary) Lancaster of Ekron,  Susan (George) Patton of Elizabethtown, KY, and Rita (John) Riley of Bowling Green, KY
2 sisters: Joyce (Don) Foley of Maryland and Peggy (Terry) Loy of Russell Springs, KY
1 brother: Marshall (Carol) Stephens of Russell Spring, KY
7 grandchildren: Laura (Darryl) Matherly, Ashley (Adam) Schell, Joshua Miller, Adrian Patton, Georgianna (Drew) Patton-Masterson, Tyler Tucker, and Travis Tucker
8 beloved great-grandchildren
2 sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law, and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews
 
Funeral Service: Monday, March 15, 2021 at 12:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Rev. Adam Schell officiating
 
Burial: Bethlehem Cemetery in Russell Springs
 
Visitation: 10:00am-12:00pmCT on Monday, March 15, 2021 at Bernard Funeral Home 
 
Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance.  Facial coverings are required.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, P.O. Box 821, Elizabethtown, KY 42701.
 
Michael Tucker, Joshua Miller, Drew Masterson, Tyler Tucker, Travis Tucker, and Darryl Matherly, will serve as Betty’s pallbearers.
 
Betty’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

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TONY TRENT STEPHENS, 59, GREENVILLE, OHIO (RUSSELL CO. NATIVE)

 
Tony Trent Stephens, 57, of Greenville, OH passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Reid Health Center in Richmond, Indiana. He was born April 7, 1963 in Russell Springs, KY, the son of the late Glen Stephens and Linda O'Sullivan Stephens of Russell Springs, KY (who survives).
 
Tony was a carpenter and attended the West Side Apostolic Church in Greenville, Indiana.
 
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cassie Sleppy.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 Sons: Trent Stephens of Huber Heights, OH and Tyler Stephens of Greenville, OH
3 Sisters: Cindy South (Paul) of Greenwood, IN; Donna Stephens of Lebanon, KY; and Trina South (Sam) of Russell Springs, KY
1 Brother: Tim Stephens (Sherry) of Glasgow, KY
1 granddaughter: Tabitha Stephens
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Pastor Tony Oliver officiating
 
Visitation: Beginning at 12:00pmCT on Saturday at Wilson Funeral Home
 
Interment: Bethlehem Separate Baptist Church Cemetery, West Hwy 80, Russell Springs, KY
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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VERSIE MAE ANTLE, 59, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Versie Mae Antle, 59, of Columbia, KY passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at the U.K. Hospital in Lexington, KY. She was born on Saturday, July 15, 1961, in Liberty, KY, the daughter of the late Clifton & Lillie Davis Luttrell.
 
She had worked as a cook at various places and attended First Apostolic Church in Russell Springs.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Terry Antle.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 Sons: Joshua Murphy of Russell Springs, KY; Joey Murphy of Columbia, KY
1 Brother: Freeman Luttrell of Russell Springs, KY
6 grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Randy Cox officiating
 
Interment: Bradley's Pleasure Cemetery in Windsor, KY
 
Visitation: Saturday, March 13, 2021 beginning at 6:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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BILLY GENE LACY, 80, LOUISVILLE, KY (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
Billy Gene Lacy, 80, of Louisville, KY died Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Baptist Health in Louisville. Born in Glensfork, KY he was the son of the late William Oscar “Witt” and Ella Maxine Morgan Lacy.
 
Mr. Lacy was a member of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY, a veteran of the United States Navy and a former Principle in the Jefferson County Public School System. He was an antique collector, especially antique watches and clocks and he enjoyed flea marketing for rare oddities.
 
SURVIVORS: 
Wife: Donna Quigley Lacy of Louisville
2 children: Tonya Lacy Grossman (Stuart) of Miami Beach, FL; Todd Lee Lacy (Kristen) of Louisville, KY
3 grandchildren: Kaitlyn Lacy, Taylor Lacy and Skylar Grossman
1 brother: Gerald Lacy (Sharon) of Oklahoma
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 12:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
Burial: Columbia Cemetery
 
Visitation: Saturday from 10:00am-12:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.
 
The funeral service will be live-streamed at 12:00pmCT on Saturday on the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home Facebook Page.
 

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BETTY FAYE PARKER, 76, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 

Betty Faye Parker, 76, of Campbellsville, KY, daughter of the late Brack and Mary Bell (Caffee) Grant, was born in Adair County, KY on October 23, 1944. She departed this life on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at the Presbyterian Home in Louisville, KY.

 

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and attended the Mt. Zion Church of God. Mrs. Parker retired from Fruit of the Loom after 40 years of service, and later began a career as an associate at WalMart.

 

On January 11, 1963 she united in marriage to Mr. Glennis Allen Parker. To this union was born a son, Timothy Parker. Mr. and Mrs. Parker remained a devoted couple over 53 years, separated only by Mr. Parker’s passing on September 28, 2016.

 

Besides her husband and parents, Mrs. Parker was also preceded in death by 2 sisters: Shirley Willis Warren and Gladys Bright.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Tim Parker and wife Jill of Louisville

2 granddaughters: Sarah Parker and Hannah Parker, both of Louisville

2 sisters: Geneva Roution of Jeffersonville, Indiana and Esther Cox of Campbellsville, KY

A host of extended family and friends

 

Funeral Service: Friday, March 12, 2021 at 3:00 PM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home,1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY with Bro. Clay Wheeler officiating.

 

Burial: She will be laid to rest beside her husband in the Green River Memorial Cemetery following the service.

 

Visitation: The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, March 12, 2021 after 1:00 PM until time for the service.

 

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to Gideon Bibles. Those can be made in person at the funeral home, or online by clicking the “Donations” tab on the lrpetty.com website.

 

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MARY BROWNING, 81, COLUMBIA, KY


Mary Browning, 81, of Columbia, KY died Monday, March 8, 2021 at Summit Manor Nursing Home.

 

She was the widow of Edward “Ed” Browning who preceded her in death October 14, 2017.

 

Mary employed by Masonic Home of Kentucky in Louisville for over 30 years and was of the Baptist faith.


SURVIVORS:

1 son: Michael Browning of Columbia

3 sisters

1 grandchild

 

Cremation has been chosen and no services are planned at this time.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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DELMER PIERCE, 81, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Delmer Pierce, 81, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, March 7th, 2021 in Russell Springs, KY. He was born in Jamestown, KY on October 14, 1939, a son of the late Ethel (Hadley) and William S. Pierce.
 
Delmer was a retired maintenance worker at the Lake Cumberland State Park.
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a grandson, Lucas Pierce and 2 brothers: Velmer and Elmer Pierce.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Patricia Pierce of Stanford, KY
3 sons: Gary Pierce and Ronald Pierce both of Russell Springs, KY; Larry Pierce of Jamestown, KY
1 sister: Velma Miller of Jamestown, KY
9 grandchildren 
9 great grandchildren
A host of nieces and nephews
 
Funeral Services will be private at the request of the family and will be held at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Wayne Keith officiating.
 
Walk-Thru Visitation: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 6:00pm-8:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel
 
Burial: Hadley Cemetery in Jamestown, KY
 
Everyone attending is urged to please wear a facial covering and follow CDC rules & guidelines for COVID-19.
 

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DR. ROBERT BYRON BRASHEAR, 67, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Dr. Robert Byron Brashear, 67, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 19, 2021 in Bonita Springs, FL. Bob was born in Middlesboro, KY on May 1, 1953 to the late James Edward Brashear and Flora York Brashear. Bob was a beloved husband to Debra and loving father to Austin and Madison.
 
He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UK, as well as an Associate degree in Dental Lab Technology later earning his DMD from the University Of Kentucky School Of Dentistry in 1983. Alongside his wife, Debra, Bob had a long and fulfilling career as a respected dentist in Columbia, KY. He proudly served his community and provided high quality care for 35 years, retiring in May 2019. He was a lifelong member of the UK Alumni Association, American Dental Association and the South Central Dental Society. The past five years he tremendously enjoyed being a member of the Adair County Ambulance Board – respecting and applauding the EMT’s commitment to the community.
 
Robert’s love for the University of Kentucky and all things sports began early in his life, attending football games with his family at UK’s Stoll Stadium. He played sports at Leatherwood High School, baseball being his love. During undergrad and through dental school he participated in intramural sports. He was a competitive racquetball player as well as a certified dive instructor for the Lexington Dive Shop. He was a member of the SACS city league softball team, along with college roommates Rick Vari and Steve Vallance. His stories from the SACS escapades were renowned.
 
Bob's passion for sports extended to his sons’ lives, coaching their youth sports teams from T- Ball, baseball, early football and soccer (his love). He was involved with the establishment of a soccer program at Adair County High School, but prior to that he helped as an early organizer and coach with the first Adair County Youth Soccer League affiliated with Lindsey Wilson College and their players. He and Deb developed a close relationship with his student player coach, Benji Djeukeng from Cameroon. Because of this experience, they later became host parents for many international students over the years forming life bonds with the students as well as their families. These include Marie Coy, France; Fausy Rodriguez, Honduras; Eduardo Cinel, Brazil; Aline Decker, Uruguay; Jessica Weyreuter, Argentina and many others. He and Deb were committed to Lindsey Wilson College and their Sports Programs since arriving in Columbia 1984. In fact, if the stadium lights were on at the Walter S. Reuling stadium on Lindsey’s campus – Bob was probably there. Indeed, this was true for basketball and football as well. He and his family also spent many hours boating, tubing and skiing on Lake Cumberland often hosting friends and their sons’ friends.
 
After retirement in May 2019, Bob enjoyed working and being on his cattle farm with his son Austin – often walking and photographing the beauty of the land. He also enjoyed a Colorado ski trip planned with his sons and nephews a few weeks prior to his passing. Finally, Bob travelled, cycled and simply enjoyed being with his beloved Debra.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Debra Arnett Brashear DMD
2 sons: Austin Brashear (Columbia), Madison Brashear DMD & wife Katelyn (Lexington)
Siblings: James E. Brashear II & wife Evelyn (London), Jayne McGuire (Charlotte, NC), and Karen Miracle & husband J.R. (Jacksonville, FL)
Special sister-in law & brother-in law: Winnie & Dan Gardner (Salyersville)
Several nephews: Byron Gardner & wife Kimi & their son Thomas (Atlanta, GA), Stuart Gardner & wife Katie (Lexington), Terry Brashear & wife MaryAnn & their daughter Victoria (London), Paul Brashear & wife Tammy & their son James (London)
Cousins: Fred Brashear and Len Brashear (both of Hyden)
Close friend & almost brother: Dr. George Frazier (Cynthiana)
 
Dr. Brashear chose cremation and a Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday March 20, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Family will receive friends at the church after 11:00amCT. Social distancing will be observed and masks required during visitation and service. 
 
Alternate expressions of sympathy can go to support the creation of a scholarship/award in memory of Dr. Bob Brashear, you can donate either by check or online. For a check, please make the check to UK College of Dentistry and add “in memory of Dr. Robert B Brashear” on the memo line. The check should be mailed to UK College of Dentistry, Attn:  Linda Epling, 800 Rose Street, D79, Lexington, KY 40536.  To make an online gift, go to https://dentistry.uky.edu/giving, click on “Make A Gift”, select the College of Dentistry Scholarship, and follow the directions to make your gift. Please mark your gift as a memorial gift where indicated and note that you wish to recognize Dr. Robert B Brashear.
 
The service will be live-streamed on Columbia Christian Church Facebook page at 1:00pmCT on Saturday, March 20, 2021. 
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. 

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OLLION D. GARNER, 81, JAMESTOWN, KY


Ollion D. Garner, 81, of Jamestown, KY passed away on Friday, March 5, 2021, at his home. Born October 23, 1939 in Creelsboro, KY, he was a son of the late Frank and Arvilla Higginbotham Garner. 
 

Ollion was a veteran of the United States Army and was employed by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for many years as a toll booth manager and supervisor. He volunteered many hours at God’s Food Pantry.  Ollion enjoyed traveling in his camper, watching Westerns, and UK Basketball.  Ollion was loved by everyone he knew.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Jeffrey (and Jessica) Garner of Jamestown

1 step-daughter: Cindy Barnfield

1 brother: Carlos Garner of Indiana

2 sisters: Dorothy Holt of Jamestown, KY and Jo Ann (and David) Zimmerman of Florida

1 granddaughter: Journey Garner

2 step-grandchildren: Casey Cappa and Rachel Barnfield

 

In addition to his parents, Ollion was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Lee Garner; 3 sisters: Opal McLarty, Carlene Brumley, and Ruby Garner; his former wife, Carolyn Yvonne Garner; and his companion, Charlotte Ross.

 

Funeral service: Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home, with Bro. Johnny Hood officiating. 
 

Burial: Dixon Cemetery with military honors by the Russell County Honor Guard

 

Visitation: 11:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Bernard Funeral Home

 

Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings are required.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to God’s Food Pantry or to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

 

Ollion’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.  An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com

 

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DEBORAH REBECCA "DEBBIE" RUSSELL, 50, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Deborah Rebecca “Debbie” Russell, 50, of Jamestown, KY passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at TJ Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY.  
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband (whom she married on February 28, 1998): Bro. Scott Russell of Jamestown, KY
2 children: Abby Russell and Ben Russell, both of Jamestown, KY
1 brother: Matthew “Matt” Doster (& April) of Bethlehem, Georgia
Her uncle: Dick Joyner (& Peggy) of Macon, Georgia
 
Due to COVID restrictions and for safety reasons, private services for the immediate family will be held on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at the Jamestown First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Jamestown City Cemetery. 
 
A Memorial Service for the community will be held at a later date.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to Jamestown First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 308, Jamestown, KY 42629.
 
Deborah Rebecca “Debbie” Russell’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.  An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 
 

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BARBARA "BOBBIE" ENGLAND, 82, BREEDING, KY

 
Barbara “Bobbie” England, 82, of Breeding, KY died Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at the TJ Health Columbia Emergency Room. She was born August 22, 1938 in Cumberland County, KY to the late Elbert and Sallie Young Hendricks. 
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest “Pete” England in 1998.  
 
Bobbie was a member of Sugar Grove United Methodist Church and a homemaker.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter & son-in-law: Patty & Stephen Reliford of Breeding, KY
1 sister: Regina Fudge of Columbia, KY
Her fur baby: Max
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Jessie Hagan officiating
 
Burial: Fudge Cemetery in Breeding
 
Visitation: After 4:30 P.M. Saturday
 
ALL ATTENDEES TO THE VISITATION AND/OR FUNERAL ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACIAL COVERING AND FOLLOW HEALTHY AT WORK GUIDELINES
 
Casket Bearers: Roger Pickett, Chris Janes, Joe Brown, Bryan Walker, Ronnie Wood, Jeff Roy
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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RODERICK "ROD" CURRY, 54, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Roderick “Rod” Curry, 54, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at the TJ Health Columbia Emergency Room. He was born August 17, 1966 in Adair County, a son of the late Elizabeth “Gib” Jones Curry and Sherman Jones.
 
In adition to his parents, Rod was also preceded in death by 6 siblings: Jean Jones, Phillip “Jimmy” Curry, William “ Billy" Curry, Eyvonne, Tony & Billy Bridgewater.
 
SURVIVORS:
His fiancé: Jennifer Burchett of Columbia, KY
3 daughters: Elizabeth Sharie Curry, Brianna Marie Curry, & Madison Jade Curry, all of Columbia, KY
2 brothers: Charles Curry of Louisville and Mark Curry of Columbia, KY
1 sister: Jada Jones of Bowling Green, KY
Special siblings: Jane Walkup of Columbia, Leeta Willis of Lexington, Keenan Bridgewater of Frankfort, Kathy Bridgewater, Vonda Taylor and Rhonda Jones, all of Columbia, KY
Several other relatives & friends
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 12:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Timmy Foster officiating
 
Burial: Jones Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 11:00 A.M. Saturday
 
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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NANCY ANN BURTON, 70, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Nancy Ann Burton, 70, of Columbia, KY passed away on Sunday February 28, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Hustonville, KY on September 21, 1950 a daughter of the late Charles Keith Lynn and Bessie Amanda Johnson Lynn.
 
Nancy was a former employee of OshKosh.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Karen and (Jack) Catron and Sherry and (Carl) Brown both of Columbia, KY
3 grandchildren: Tiffany Brown, Derek Brown and Brandon Catron
3 great-grandchildren
3 sisters: Jane Troutt of Mt. Carmel, IL, Donna Perry of Burlington, KY and Judy Brown of Franklin, IN
 
Preceding her in death besides her parents were 2 sisters: Peggy Lynn and Grethel Haney; and 4 brothers: Charles Kenneth Lynn, John A. Lynn, Richard Lynn and Robert Lynn.
 
Walk Thru Visitation: 6:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. Eastern Time Wednesday, March 3, 2021 and after 11:00 A.M. Eastern Time on Thursday, March 4, 2021at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. 
 
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M. Eastern Time Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Stanley Watson officiating
 
Burial: Poplar Grove Cemetery
 
Due to State Mandate, masks will be required for the funeral and visitation.
 
For the health and respect of the family please follow all rules for social distancing.
 
Bartle Funeral Home in Liberty, KY is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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MARGARET SELBY, 76, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Margaret L. Selby, 76, of Adair County, KY died Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. She was born January 15, 1945 in Pinckneyville, Illinois to the late Clelland and Mabel Foster Hepp. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Bryan Selby.

 

SURVIVORS:

Husband: Billie Selby of Adair County

1 son: Mark & wife Jennyfer Selby of Adair County

16 Grandchildren

 

The family has chosen cremation and no services or planned at this time.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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RYAN SCOTT BANKS, 36, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Ryan Scott Banks, 36, of Columbia, KY died Monday, March 1, 2021 as a result of an ATV accident. Born in Ann Arbor, MI he was the son of Marl Edward and Heidi Adams Banks both of Conway, SC who survive.

 

Mr. Banks was a Roof Tech for Tremco Roofing and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

Parents: Marl Edward and Heidi Adams Banks of Conway, SC

His companion of 15 years: Mary Blackmon of Columbia, KY

3 children: Jacob Bowers (Flormaria Cuevas) of Conway, SC, Casey Bowers and Nathan Banks both of Columbia, KY

1 granddaughter: Amelia Bowers

Several aunts, uncles and cousins

 

Mr. Banks family chose cremation and a memorial service will be held at a later date in Conway, SC. 

 

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

 

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GREG COLLINS, 63, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Greg Collins, 63, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, February 28, 2021 at his home. He was born June 16, 1957 in Adair County, KY to the late Joe Sr. and Ruth Jessee Collins. 

 

Greg was a US Army Veteran, an electronics technician, and most recently operated a produce stand at the edge of town on Highway 55. 

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Crystal Gayle Collins and a brother, Curt Douglas Collins.

 

SURVIVORS:

7 children: Stephen (Jamie) Collins of Lebanon, Stephanie (Joe) Caldwell of Morgantown, Angela (Charles) Shultz of Taylorsville, Jessica (Heath) Williams of Edmonton, Gregory Daniel Collins, Jr., of Columbia, David Collins of Columbia, Sara (Mickey) Wheeler of Columbia, KY

1 brother: Joe Collins, Jr., of Columbia, KY

1 sister: Pamela Bailey of Columbia, KY

1 aunt: Edra Nell Collins of Columbia, KY

18 grandchildren

2 great-grandchildren

His significant other: Rebecca Holtzclaw

Several other relatives and friends

 

Funeral Service: Friday, March 5, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Bailey officiating

 

Burial: Jessee Family Cemetery with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097

 

Visitation: After 10:30 A.M. Friday

 

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

 

Casket Bearers: Ricky Collins, Kerry Collins, Paul Jessee, Gary Wayne Collins, Jason Collins, Michael Collins, Keegan Williams, Heath Abbruzzo

 

Honorary: Bobby Coffey, Dole Burton, Tony Jessee, Charles Wayne Jessee, Wendell Jessee, Ken Jessee

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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FRANKLIN ELMER WHITSON, 80, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Franklin Elmer Whitson, 80, of Russell Springs, KY passed Friday, February 26, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. He was born on March 25,1940 in Louisville, KY, the son of the late Walter & Thelma Whitson.
 
Mr. Whitson was a retired Air Force Veteran and was a member of Southeast Christian Church for 35 years. He loved God, Family & Country with everything he had.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife of 62 years: Linda Whitson of Russell Springs, KY
1 son: David Whitson of Richmond, KY
2 daughters: Sheri (Eric) Foster and Amanda (James) Quisenberry of Russell Springs, KY
8 Grandchildren: Erica Heath, Chris Foster, Shayla Whitson, Dylan Harrison, Zachary Foster, Savannah Whitson, Kadie Foster and Sydney Whitson
1 great-grandchild: Piper Heath
 
Funeral service: Friday, March 5, 2021 at 12:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel
 
Interment: Mill Springs National Cemetery at Nancy, KY
 
Visitation: 11:00am-12:00pmCT on Friday
 
There will be a wake at his home at 2:30pmCT on Friday, March 5th 2021, at 678 Robertson Road, Russell Springs.
 
Wilson Funeral Home in Russell Springs, KY is in charge of arrangements.
 

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SHIRLEY T. BURTON, 81, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Shirley T. Burton, 81, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, February 28, 2021at her daughter’s residence. Born in Columbia, KY she was the daughter of the late Ealie and Bonnie Burton.  
 
Mrs. Burton formerly attended the Purdy Separate Baptist Church and loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.
 
Shirley was also preceded in death by her husbands, Edgar Trent and Titus Burton, JR.; her companion, James Stotts; 2 brothers: Elmo and Leon Burton; 1 sister, Rosie Mary Burton and 2 great-grandchildren: Eddie Lee Trent and Hummingbird Cundiff.
 
SURVIVORS:
4 children: Cindy Burton of Columbia, KY; Allan Trent (& Missy) of Columbia, KY; Bonnie Trent (& Robert Cull) of Columbia, KY; Bobbie Sue Byerly (Clayton) of Kingman, IN
1 step-daughter: Darla Stotts (Jan)
8 siblings: Hulis Burton (Valerie), Leamon Burton, Jerry Burton (Eloise), Jody Burton, Robert Burton (Pat), Edgar Burton (Christina), Nella Lamb and Brenda Deal (David)
14 grandchildren
30 great grandchildren
1 great-great-grandchild 
Several nieces, nephews and cousins
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 3:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home 
 
Burial: Bear Creek Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio on Friday
 
Visitation: Thursday after 10:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.
 
The funeral service will be live-streamed on Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home Facebook page at 3:00pmCT on Thursday.
 

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MARTIN JAMES KUTEY, 70, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Martin James "Marty" Kutey, 70, of Russell Springs, KY and Phoenix, Arizona was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 25, 1950 to the late Raymond John and Mary Celia (Tedesco) Kutey. He departed this life on Monday, February 8, 2021 at his home in Phoenix.

 

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Cross Creek Church in Russell Springs. Mr. Kutey was a veteran of the United States Army and earned the right to wear several medals, including a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, during his two tours of duty in the Vietnam War. He was the former owner of Pinehurst Motel, a proud patriot, and a talented welder and mechanic.

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife: Susan (Schweizer) Kutey

3 children: Mike Gouin of Livonia, MI; Anthony James “Tony” Kutey & fiance Nicole Baker of Cape Coral, FL; Chelsea Ann Bland & husband Caleb of Campbellsville, KY

1 stepdaughter: Mindy Harris and husband Matt of Somerset, KY

2 brothers: Rudolph “Rudy” Kutey & wife Karen, and Raymond John Kutey, Jr. & wife Liz, both of Michigan

1 sister: Geraldine “Gerri” Kutey of Michigan

1 brother-in-law: John Dougherty of Michigan

8 grandchildren: Rachel Gouin, Kate Gouin, Jake Oaks, Noah Bland, Molly Oaks, Josiah Harris, Ava Bland, and Ryan Bland

1 nephew: Josh Kutey & wife Laura of Michigan

And several other family members and friends

 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Anita Dougherty, and a niece, Heather Kutey.

   

Mr. Kutey had chosen to be cremated. 

 

Memorial Service: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at the Cross Creek Church, 1673 North Main St, Jamestown, KY with Bro. Tony Stephens officiating
 
Visitation: The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday, March 6, from 11:00amCT until time for the service
 
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to Cross Creek Church. Those can be made in person at the funeral home, or online any time by clicking the "Donations" tab on the lrpetty.com website.
 

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JEFFERY ALLEN WOOLRIDGE, 52, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Jeffery Allen Woolridge, 52, was born March 11, 1968 in Green County, KY to the late Lily Mae Miller Woolridge. He departed this life on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

 

At an early age, he professed his love for Jesus Christ and was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church where he served as an Usher. He was employed the Columbia-Adair Utilities District starting in 1999 and retired as Field Supervisor in 2020.

 

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Harold (Pooh) Barnett and Robert Lee Woolridge. 

 

SURVIVORS:

His father: John White of Indianapolis, IN

1 son: Jeffrey Jerome Woolridge of Columbia, KY

4 grandchildren (that he cherished): Kenzlee, Kyler, Kendall and Kenidi

7 brothers & 3 sisters: Earl Barnett (Mary Jane) of Campbellsville, KY, James Barnett (Thresa) of Elizabethtown, KY, Donnie and Ronnie Woolridge of Columbia, KY, Larry Woolridge of Danville, KY, Joshua Woolridge of Missouri, Phillip Vaughn of Illinois, Etta Salter (Tim) of Cincinnati, OH, Rose Heath of Corona, CA, Tina Vaughn of Indianapolis, IN

A host of other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Donte Paul delivering the Eulogy and Rev. Rickey Shirley as Master of Ceremony

 

Burial: Anderson Cemetery in Green County

 

WALK-THRU Visitation: 9:30am-10:45amCT on Thursday

 

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

 

Casket Bearers: Stacey Groves, James Barnett, Larry Woolridge, Ronnie Woolridge, Donnie Woolridge, Tim Salter

 

Honorary:  Lenny Stone, Brad Burton, Marty Hawkins, Reggie Flowers, Cedrick Woolridge, Randolph Lewis, Adam Darnell, Terry Flatt, Daryl Flatt

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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CHRISTINE FOLEY, 89, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Christine Foley, 89, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, February 28, 2021 at Russell County Hospital. She was born May 16, 1931 in Russell County, KY, the daughter of the late Lee & Alma (Coffey) Norfleet.
 
Christine attended the Solid Rock Church and worked as a nurse for nearly 45 years, the majority of that at Russell County Hospital.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Foley. 
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Kathleen Hughes (& husband Hugh) of Edgewater, FL
1 son: Mike Foley (& wife Shevawn) of Russell Springs, KY
3 sisters: Doris Joan Kissee of Somerset, KY; Geneva Shackles of Corydon, IN; Phyllis Ann Cox of Milford, OH
1 brother: Marion Austin Norfleet of Russell Springs, KY
2 grandchildren: Abigail and Elijah
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Wayne Keith officiating 
 
Visitation: Beginning at 11:00amCT on Wednesday
 
Interment: Russell County Memorial Gardens, US Highway 127 (Middletown), Russell Springs, KY
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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