Obituaries Archives for 2021-06

PHYLLIS ROGERS GREEN, 74, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Phyllis Green Rogers, 74, of Columbia, KY died early Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at her home. She was born in the Gradyville community of Adair County on July 18, 1946 to the late William Clyde Grant and Nealie Keltner Grant. 
 

Phyllis was a co-founder of Rogers Trucking Inc. Some of her interests included spending time in Florida, bowling, watching UK basketball and the Western Channel.

 

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Tommy Rogers; one brother, Raymond Grant; one sister, Janet Grant; and one step-grandson, Kody Pelly.

 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: Paul Green, Jr. of Columbia, KY
4 children: Lesha Breeding (Glenn), Chuck Rogers, Teena Young (Chris Dobson), and Carla Baker (Mark), all of Columbia, KY
Special person (who was like a daughter): Bridgett Downey Lush (Charles) of Leitchfield, KY
2 step-children: Todd Green (Donna) and Kim Pelly (Bobby Joe), both of Columbia, KY
1 brother: David Grant (Toni) of Georgia
1 sister: Marsha Vanarsdale of Columbia, KY
7 grandchildren: Kristeena Breeding, Charles Breeding (Kate), Jessica Newby (Cameron), Kyle Young (Keri), Alex Young, Nealia Baker and Walter Baker

4 step-grandchildren: Chelsea Conover (Jared), Mandi Green, Luke Green and David Breeding

4 great-grandchildren: Karter Young, Kemma and Elsie Breeding and Elli Newby

6 step-great-grandchildren

2 siblings: Marsha VanArsdale of Columbia and David Grant (Toni) of Georgia

Special caretaker: Katina Furkin

Her Special Pet: Lily Pearl

Several other relatives & friends

 
Funeral Service: Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 11:00amCT at Grissom Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Barney Taylor and Bro. Darren Blair officiating 
 
Entombment: Rogers Family Cemetery Mausoleum
 
Visitation: After 3:00pmCT on Friday
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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WILMA JEAN SCHOLL, 83, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Wilma Jean Scholl, 83, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY. She was born in Lebanon, KY on March 10, 1938, a daughter of the late Mary E. (Helm) and Waif Tungate.
 
Wilma was a homemaker.
 
In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Tungate and 5 sisters: Orleen Bullock, Pat Popplewell, Roberta Marshall, Hallie Tungate and Francis Tungate.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: Raymond Scholl of Russell Springs, KY
3 sons: Mike Scholl (& wife Betty) of Franklin, IN; David Scholl of Russell Springs, KY; Keith Scholl (& wife Lori) of Russell Springs, KY
1 brother: Larry Tungate of Acton, IN
3 grandchildren & 6 great-grandchildren
 
Visitation: Friday, July 2, 2021 from 4:00pm-8:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY
 

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TIMMY WEBB, 62, ELK HORN, KY

 

Timmy Webb, 62, of Elk Horn, KY, son of the late Roy Allen Webb and Jewell Garrett Webb, was born September 14, 1958 in Marion County, KY. He died at 7:26 P.M., Sunday, June 27 2021 in Louisville.  

 

Timmy professed faith in Christ and was of the Baptist Faith. He was a former construction worker. Timmy enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved his grandchildren and was a devoted husband and a loyal friend who humorously showed the kids and grandkids “what not to do” by his example.  

 

He united in marriage to Linda Swallows on July 29, 1989.

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife: Linda Webb of Elk Horn, KY

1 son & daughter-in-law, T.J. and Deanna Webb of Elk Horn

3 step-children: Donna Rakes & husband Brian of Campbellsville, KY; Andrea Williams of Russell County, KY; and Tabatha Trigg of Bardstown, KY

10 grandchildren & 8 great-grandchildren

1 brother & 6 sisters: Kenny Webb, Karen Pulley & husband Mike, Vickie Webb, Alicia Webb, Barbara Boils & husband Gillis, and Sisie Bennett & husband Eugene, all of Campbellsville, KY; Tracy Wright & husband Kevin of Greensburg, KY

Several nieces & nephews and many other relatives & friends

 

Timmy was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister: Roy Webb and Sharon Webb.

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VISITATION: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from 5:00pm-8:00pmET at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

 

FUNERAL SERVICE: Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 1:00pmET at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Garry Bault

 

BURIAL: Green River Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery

 

EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME.

 

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GREGORY TABOR, 62, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Gregory Tabor, 62, of Columbia, KY died July 3, 2019 at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia, KY.  He was born on February 2, 1957 in Chicago, IL.  

 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Willis.

 

Mr. Tabor was cremated and a private graveside service will be held Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Haven Hill Cemetery in Columbia, KY. 

 

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

 

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RALPH E. RICH, 60, PLAINFIELD & ANTIOCH, IL

 
Ralph E. Rich, 60, of Plainfield and Antioch, IL died Sunday, June 27, 2021. He was born in Chicago, IL to the late John Rich and Opal Pinto.  
 
Ralph was the owner of Superior Service Solutions.
 
He was also preceded in death by his step-father, Joe Pinto, and a sister & brother-in-law, Pat (Keith) Vandevort.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Sharon Rich
4 children: Corrine Rich, John (Amanda Lynn) Combs, Justin Rich and Brian (Ashley) Monahan
9 grandchildren: Nathaniel, Alyssa, Christian, Zadan, Rowan, Dolton, Caanan, Maxton, Sailor and the late Louie, Holden and Greyson
10 siblings: Betty (Harold) Spurlock, Bob (Diana) Hinz, Marilyn (Charles) Bachoe, John (Marge) Rich, Brenda (Carl) Johnson, Joanne (Mike) Leonard, Donna (Robert) Cavazos, Mary (Steve) Gilliam, Joanne (Ron) Steinreide and Richard (Debbie) Hinz
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, July 30, 2021 at 7:00pmET at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, Elmhurst, IL
 
Interment: Private
 
Visitation: Wednesday from 3:00pm-8:00pmET at the funeral home
 
For funeral information, call 630-832-0018 or www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com. 
 
This obituary is a courtesy to the family by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

 

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JOE FRANK LOY, 84, FLORIDA (FAIRPLAY NATIVE)

 
Joe Frank Loy, 84, born June 27, 1936 in Fairplay, KY, son of the late Robert Elmer and Nola Brummett Loy, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 13, 2021 at his home in south Florida with his family.
 
After retiring he had many adventures, including creating and selling his Joe Possum Diner t-shirts, traveling and living in the southwest. His favorite place was in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, where he handcrafted Cholla Cactus Crosses. He gave over 800 away as gifts to family, friends and famous folks including Billy Graham and Nelson Mandela. Both are now in museums. He had many interests ... He was an avid fisherman and mushroom hunter. He grew a garden which included gords in Columbia, KY. He had a special cat named "Tiger" that lived with his former wife, Shirley Ann Loy. He was always looking for treasures ...arrow heads, buttons, bottles, knives, gems and fossils. He was known for his famous Joe Possum Diner t-shirts. He played the part of the judge in the movie Resurrection Mary, filmed in Columbia, KY in 2003. In his later years he told God that he would do anything for him and that he wanted to help people get to know Jesus and get saved.
 
He was preceded in death by 4 sisters: Kathleen Buchanan, Evlaee Churchill, Mary Victoria "Vicki" Green and Sophia Alberta Wheelock and 6 brothers: Robert Dellous Loy, Albert Wesley Loy, Elmer Loy, Jr., Clifton Loy, John Birtrus Loy and William David Loy.
 
SURVIVORS:
Former wife & mother of his children: Shirley Ann Loy
4 children: Elizabeth Jones (Charles), Lisa Sargent (John), Frank Loy and Eric Loy (Beth)
10 grandchildren: Ambur Loy, Trevor Loy, Charity Loy, Mara Sargent, Matthew Loy, Charle Thomas Jones, Mac Loy, Jessica Loy, Emma Loy and Katie Loy
6 great-grandchildren: Elijah, Distinee, Oliver, Chloe, Quentin and Cheyenne;  1 brother, Sam Loy (Geneva)
Numerous nieces & nephews
 
A Celebration of Life will take place at a future date in Columbia, KY at the Columbia Church of the Nazarene.
 
In lieu of flowers, it was Joe Frank's wish to have a party to celebrate his life!
 
Donations to: Go Fund Me:
 
The obituary is a courtesy to the family by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.
 

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KENNETH CONRAD, 76, RICHMOND, KY (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
Kenneth Conrad, 76, of Richmond, KY passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on March 25, 1945 in Jeffersonville, Indiana, the son of Nelson and Georgia Young Conrad, both of whom preceded him in death. 
 
Kenneth was retired from Hitachi as Operations Manager and was a member of Madison Hills Christian Church.  He was a 1963 Graduate of Adair County High School.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Janice Bledsoe Conrad
6 children: Brandon Conrad (Tiffany) and Tyler Short (Erin) of Lexington, KY, Nathan Conrad (Allison) of Georgetown, KY, Alison Fraley (Ricky) and Ashley Sawyer (Patrick) of Richmond, KY, and Erin Leach (William) of Irvine, KY
1 sister: Joyce Wilson (Gary)
12 grandchildren (& one on the way)
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 11:00amET at Madison Hills Christian Church with Ben Stroup and Marty Frazer officiating
 
Burial: Madison County Memorial Gardens
 
Visitation: 5:00-9:00pmET on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at the church
 
Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 
Pallbearers: Ed Wilson, Ron Chapman, Wendell Daniel, Shannon Durett, James Burks, and Kelly Chapman. 
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Steve Combs, Bill Ashley, Brian Elam, Randy Ash, Curt Eiden, Craig Halstead, Shane VanWinkle, Dave Lehman, David Compton, Mike Ashley, David Underwood, Shane Broadous, Al Taylor, Kevin Dalton, Nehri Quazimi, Gary Wilson, Angie Tillery, Caroline Eades, Jackie Anglin, Jackie Roberts, Gavin Durett, Mason Durett, and Mike Cooper.
 

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PATRICIA A. RUSSELL, 70, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Patricia A. Russell, 70, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, June 26, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. She was born in Frankfort, KY on February 9, 1951, a daughter of the late Bessie (Snow) and Ernest  Russell.
 
Patricia was a retired school librarian
 
SURVIVORS:
1 aunt: Odessa McBain of Indianapolis, IN
Many other family members
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, June 30,  2021 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Bodie Emerson officiating
 
Visitation: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at the funeral home
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
 

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STEFFANY GREENE, 54, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Steffany Greene, 54, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Friday, June 25, 2021 at her residence. She was born September 6, 1966 in Russell Springs, the daughter of Gervin Popplewell and the late Margie Myers Popplewell.
 
Steffany was a homemaker and a retired factory worker. 
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband of 38 years: Bill Greene of Russell Springs, KY
1 Daughter: Khaitlyn Greene of Russell Springs, KY
2 Sisters: Kathleen Meeks (& husband Brent) of Russell Springs, KY; Shawnda Burton (& husband Nathan) of Columbia, KY
1 Brother: Randy Popplewell of Russell Springs, KY
 
Funeral Service & visitation will be private with Bro. Troy McWhorter officiating. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery on Highway 910 in Russell Springs, KY
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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MARY LINDA DENTON, 52, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Mary Linda Denton, 52, of Columbia, KY passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021 at her home. Linda was born on June 25, 1969 in Adair County, KY to the late Charles Crawhorn and Rosie Bennett.


SURVIVORS:

2 Daughters: Mary Lee Denton of Columbia, KY and Rosie Murrell of Somerset, KY

1 Brother: Jr. Crawhorn (Connie) of Columbia, KY

2 Sisters: Deborah Smith (Josh) and Betty Sue Gadberry (Daniel), both of Columbia, KY

A host of other relatives and friends

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville St., Columbia, KY

 

Burial: Columbia Cemetery

 

Visitation: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 beginning at 10 A.M. 

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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AMANDA ANN BUTLER, 41, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Amanda Ann Butler, 41, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at the University of Louisville Hospital. She was born on December 22, 1979 to the late Darlene Lois Waite Butler and Jeffrey Butler of Columbia who survives.

 

Amanda was a member of the Millerfield Brethren in Christ Church and enjoyed scrapbooking, sitting outside and spending time with her grandchildren.

 

SURVIVORS:

Father: Jeffrey Butler of Columbia, KY

3 children Makayla Spier of Greensburg, KY, Megan Yuresko of Mesick, MI; Jonathan Butler of Columbia, KY

3 grandchildren: Kinsley Spier, Emerson Spier, and Diesel Vagenas (& 2 on the way, Ava Vagenas & Lucas Kelley)

9 siblings: Linda Marie Moaczewski, Alex Davey, Alicia, Shawn, Joshua, Jordan, Andrew, Liberty and Riven Butler

Several other friends & relatives

 

In addition to her mom, she was preceded in death by 2 siblings: Mindy Sue Waite Butler and Danny Butler.

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with cremation to follow the services. Bro. Jordan Burton will be officiating.

 

Visitation: Wednesday after 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

 

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

 

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TERRA LYNN LOY, 37, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Terra Lynn Loy, 37, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center, in Somerset. Born on December 16, 1983 in Adair County, KY, she was the daughter of Ricky Loy and Connie Flatt Loy McFarland. 

 

Terra was such an outgoing, social person. She was a member of the Russell County High School Graduating Class of 2003, where she was voted the “Most Ambitious in Choir”. Terra loved “her horses”, going to church and listening to good gospel music. She attended Ono Community Church with her mom. Terra was a sweetheart of a young lady with the biggest heart.

 

Preceding Terra in death are her paternal grandparents, Bill and Myrtle Loy; her maternal grandfather, Orvin Flatt; and her step-fathers: Glen Nevels and Mark McFarland.

 

SURVIVORS:

Mother: Connie McFarland of Russell Springs, KY

Father: Ricky Loy (and Sis Lawhorn) of Columbia, KY

Maternal grandmother: Frances Flatt of Russell Springs, KY

2 step-sisters: Mechelle McFarland of Russell Springs, KY; Elizabeth Smith of Corbin, KY; Jennifer Lawhorn and Robin Garmon, Both of Columbia, KY

2 uncles: James “Papa” Flatt and Barry “Bear” Flatt & several aunts

Her nieces and nephew, cousins,

Special friend: Emma Hadley

Fur-baby: Bailey Jade

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 11:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Silverman officiating

 

Burial: Square Oak Cemetery

 

Visitation: Friday, June 25, 2021 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home

 

Pallbearers: James Flatt, Barry Flatt, Tyler Flatt, Dustin Flatt, Brandon Miller and Ricky Godbey

 

Terra’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs, KY.

 

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CHRISTINA LYNSEY BANQUIRIGO, 31, THOMPSONVILLE, IL

 
Christina Lynsey Banquirigo, 31, of Thompsonville, IL died Sunday, June 20, 2021 at the University of Kentucky Bluegrass Hospice Medical Center. Christina was born in Toledo, OH on October 14, 1989, the daughter of Timothy and Stephanie Sawyer Frey of Breeding, KY (who survives).
 
Christina was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She enjoyed hiking, camping and being outdoors.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: Bonn Banquirigo of Thompsonville, IL
Parents: Timothy and Stephanie Sawyer Frey of Breeding, KY 
4 siblings: Samantha Harrison (Jon) of Portland, TN; Briana Frey of Breeding, KY; Tim Frey (Brittney Demoss) of North Carolina, and Sarrah Frey of Ohio
Her fur baby: "Charlie"
Several nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Pastor John Lomacang officiating
 
Burial: Columbia Cemetery
 
Visitation: Wednesday from 4:00pm-8:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
The funeral will be live-streamed on the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home Facebook page at 1:00pmCT on Thursday.
 

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BRO. RAYMOND A. MARTIN, 97, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Bro. Raymond A. Martin, 97, of Columbia, KY passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at his home. Bro. Martin was born on October 16, 1923 in the Glendale Community of Hardin County, KY to the late Fred and Irene Dunagan Martin.

 

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran having served during World War II. After returning home from war, he attended Johnson Bible College where he graduated in 1952. After graduation, he served churches in Tennessee, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Kentucky, later finding a home at Columbia Christian Church where he served as minister for 20 years. After the conclusion of his service at Columbia Christian Church, he served many other Christian churches in the area filling in or serving part-time, and during this time also holding revivals and other meetings. His detailed records show he conducted 614 baptisms, 133 weddings, and 1,037 funerals. His Christian legacy will live on through the many lives that he has touched.

 

In addition to his ministry, Bro. Martin was an avid sports fan and was  a strong supporter of Adair County High School Athletics and Lindsey Wilson College Athletics.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Cofer Martin; his 2nd wife, Martha Barnes Martin; one daughter, Becky Hamm; one grandson, Blake Burris Martin; 2 brothers: Fred Lewis Martin and Frank Martin; and a sister, Norma Jean Perry.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Barbara Grasham & husband Gene of Columbia, KY

3 sons: Richard Martin & wife Patty of Glasgow, KY; Stephen Martin & wife Ann and David Martin & wife Cathy, both of Columbia, KY

1 sister: Mary Jane Upton of Louisville, KY

13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, along with Martha’s 2 children, 2 grandchildren, & 2 great-grandchildren

A host of nieces, nephews, & other relatives & Christian friends

 

Funeral Service: Friday, June 25, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. at Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY

 

Burial: At a later time in Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: Friday, June 25, 2021 from 11:00amCT until time for the service at 7:00pmCT at Columbia Christian Church

 

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Bro. Raymond A. Martin and Jessie Martin endowment fund at Johnson University, 7900 Johnson Drive, Knoxville, TN 37998 OR to the charity of your choice.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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JOHNNY MATTHEWS, 77, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Johnny D. Mathews, 77, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Russell County Hospital. He was born September 7, 1943 in Poplar Hill, KY, the son of the late Ruba Mathews and Bertha Carmichael Mathews.
 
Johnny was a member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. He was a welder, carpenter and a farmer. 
 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Dallon Mathews and his siblings: Thomas Mathews, Willie Mathews, Dennis Mathews, Martha Johnson, Marcella Chrisfield, Dorothy Coffey, Irene Gosser and Wanda Murphy.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Rebecca Mathews of Russell Springs, KY 
1 Daughter: Tammy Sinclair (spouse Terry) of Russell Springs, KY
1 Son: Thomas Mathews (spouse Gita) of Russell Springs, KY
3 Sisters: Brenda Roy (spouse Michael) of Greenwood, IN; Mary Cramer (spouse Bob) of Toledo, OH; Jewel Delrue of Toledo, OH
5 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, and 2 great-grandsons
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 5:00pmCT at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Douglas Couch officiating
 
Visitation: After 4:00pmCT on Wednesday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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WILLIAM DOUGLAS ANDERSON, 75, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
William Douglas Anderson, 75, of Russell Springs, KY passed from this life on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at his home. He was born on June 17, 1946 in the Jabez Community of Russell County, KY, the son of the late William Arthur and Bessie Murl Polston Anderson. 
 
William was a former factory worker for Freightliner, as well as Superior Battery and Tarter Gate. He enjoyed mowing yards, fishing, and spending time with his family. William was a member of Mt. Hope Separate Baptist Church. 
 
In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Hunter Bowen. 
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Judy Johnson Anderson of Russell Springs, KY
1 son: Keith (and Susan) Anderson of Russell Springs, KY
2 daughters: Janet (and Mike) Brant of Russell Springs, KY; Amy (and Jeff) Helton of Jamestown, KY
2 sisters: Pam (and Charlie) Jones of Morristown, Tennessee; Patsy Jones of Dryden, Virginia
7 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 12:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Brown officiating
 
Burial: Russell Springs City Cemetery 
 
Visitation: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 10:00am-12:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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LORETTA J. COOK, 79, LEXINGTON, KY (RUSSELL CO. NATIVE)

 
Loretta J. Cook, 79, of Lexington, KY (formerly of Jamestown, KY) passed away Friday, June 18, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Jamestown, KY on August 9, 1941, a daughter of the late Velmer Foley and Orpha (McGowan).
 
Loretta was a retired Assistant Vice-President at the Bank of Jamestown.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Cook.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Rhonda Molden & husband David  of Lexington, KY
1 granddaughter: Alyssa Molden of Lexington, KY
4 brothers: Ralph Foley & wife Mary Ann of Nashville, TN; Alben Foley & wife Janet of Jamestown, KY; Gibson Foley & wife Patsy of Jamestown, KY; Harry Foley & wife Sandra of Columbia, KY
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Eddie Benton officiating
 
Visistation: After 11:00amCT on  Wednesday at the funeral home
 
Interment: Jamestown Cemetery 
 
Pallbearers: David Molden, Bart Molden, Stuart Foley, Ryan Molden, Adam Moore, and Ross Russell.
 
The family requests memorial donations be made to Bluegrass Hospice Care, 1733 Harrodsburg Rd., Lexington, KY 40504.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
 

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RANDY LEE HARRIS, 58, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Randy Lee Harris, 58, of Russell Springs, KY passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, June 18, 2021. He was born November 26, 1962 in Indiana, to Limon and Alberta Harris. He was preceded in death by his father.
 
Randy loved being Dad and Pop to his children and grandchildren more than any other job in the world. The pride he showed for all of them is something that can never be matched. He had many years of practice as "Uncle Randy" before his greatest role as Dad and cherished that job deeply as well.  He was genuine, kind, and the best father anyone could ask for. He found purpose in warming the hearts of anyone he talked to and a piece of him lives on through all of us. Randy meant more than words could ever describe. His family will continue his legacy by living their best lives and staying true to his famous words: “Nothin’ to it, but to do it.”
 
SURVIVORS:
6 children: Cristal Bell (Jerret), Amanda Lewis, Adam Harris, Andrew Harris, Alex Harris, and Austin Harris
4 grandchildren: Caiden Bell, Clara Bell, Abigail Nipper, and Carlin Nipper
His mother: Alberta Coy (Kenny)
1 brother: Robby Harris (Jan)
2 sisters: Jeane Cucinotta and Kathy Wright (Jeff)
Many nieces, nephews & friends 
 
Funeral Service: Monday, June 21, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Reverend Robby Harris officiating 
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Monday
 
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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ARLO EUGENE RICHARD, 88, GEORGIA (RUSSELL COUNTY NATIVE)


Arlo Eugene Richard, 88, of Georgia, passed away Wednesday, June 16th, 2021. He was born in Jamestown, KY, a son of the late Eula (Barker) and Homer Richard. 

Arlo served his country in the United States Navy in the Korean Conflict. He worked for 30 years at Brown and Williamson and was a member of Vineville Baptist Church. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, and brother. 

SURVIVORS:

His wife:Shirley Foley Richard
1 daughter: Alesa Gail Richard Brookins & son-in-law, Tracey Brookins
Cousin: Mariel Barker
1 step-grandson: Trey Brookins

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Olive Lowe. 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, June 22, at 1:00 PM at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY 

Visitation: After 12:00 noon on Tuesday

Burial: Jamestown Cemetery
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

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KEITH VICTOR COOMER, 65, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 
Keith Victor Coomer, 65, was born February 22, 1956 in Campbellsville, KY, a son of the late Florence Opal Shuffett Coomer and Joseph Lynn Coomer, and departed this life suddenly on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY. 
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Randy Delmer Coomer and his brother in law, Joe Marshall.
 
Keith professed his Faith in Christ at a young age and was a lifelong member of Liberty Separate Baptist Church in Green County. He worked at Green River Lake for many years where he was fondly known as Big Daddy or Doc. Keith never met a stranger and loved to make everyone laugh. His greatest enjoyment came from joking and pranking until you laughed along with him. He had scores of “kids” whom he thought of as his own and in his heart, they all truly were his own.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife, confidante & co-conspirator of 38 years: Jayne Marshall Coomer
1 sister: Peggy Jo Coffey of Greensburg, KY
1 brother: Mitchell Coomer of Greensburg, KY
1 niece: Tammy Pickett of Greensburg, KY
2 brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law: Jim & Tina Marshall and John & Dorie Marshall, both of Jacksonville, FL
2 nephews & nieces: Brent & Heidi Marshall of Jacksonville, FL and Joshua & Kristi Marshall of Morganton, NC
7 great-nephews: Layke Pickett of Greensburg KY; Danny, Shane, Liam and Cayden Marshall of Morganton, NC; Emory and Elton Marshall of Jacksonville FL
2 great-nieces: Ashley Sroka of Columbia, KY and Edith June Marshall of Jacksonville, FL
Several great-great-nieces & nephews
His beloved 4-legged children: Marley, Saydi, Spencer, LuLu, Puddin & Nester    
 
A Celebration of Life service will be announced at a later time.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Sugarfoot Farms Rescue which can be made at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 West Court St., Greensburg, KY  42743.
 

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DOROTHY WEDDLE RUSSELL, 78, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Dorothy Weddle Russell, 78, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Friday, June 18, 2021 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. She was born September 8, 1942 in Somerset, Ky.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Russell.

She was a homemaker and member of Clear Springs Baptist Church.


SURVIVORS:
2 Daughters: Deborah Gosser of Russell Springs, KY and Tamela Darnell (spouse Lee) of Clayton, GA

3 Sisters: Ethel Lane (spouse John) of Nancy, KY; Virginia Howell of Somerset, KY;  Anna Rose Oakes (spouse Wendell) of Nancy, KY

1 Brother: Dee Weddle of Nancy, KY

5 grandchildren & 13 great-grandchildren

 

Funeral Service: Monday, June 21, 2021 at 12:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Mike Howell officiating

Visitation: Beginning at 10:00amCT on Monday

Interment: Pine Grove Cemetery, Highway 3525, Russell Springs, KY

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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COREY PATRICK TUCKER, 33, COLUMBIA, KY

 

COREY PATRICK TUCKER, 33, the son of Tony Tucker and Andrea Spell was born, January 18, 1988 in Taylor County, KY and departed this life on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in Columbia, KY at his home. 

 

He was a machine operator at ATI in Lebanon and was of the Church of God Faith.

 
SURVIVORS: 
His parents: Tony & Lisa Tucker of Campbellsville, KY; Andrea Spell of Paris, KY
3 brothers: Casey Tucker of Indianapolis, IN; Christopher Lynn Cook of Campbellsville, KY; and Jason Michael Cook of Lexington, KY
1 half-brother: Vincent Honican of Paris
His companion: Latasha Hadley & her two children: Colton Burton & Chloe Grant, all of Columbia, KY
Special aunt: Melinda Jackson
A host of other relatives and friends
 
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The funeral service will be private; No public visitation.
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville is in charge of arrangements.
 

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BARRY L. BAILEY, 71, GLENS FORK, KY

 

Barry L Bailey, 71, of Glens Fork, KY, passed away Monday, June 14th, at his residence. He was born in Jamestown, KY on July 30, 1949, a son of the late Sadie (Lynn) and Eldon Bailey.
 
Mr. Bailey was in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. He worked at Fruit of the Loom as well as farmed. Barry enjoyed fishing and farming.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers: David and James Bailey and best friend, Snow Hadley.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Shirley (Back) Bailey, of Glens Fork, KY
2 sisters: Elsie Bailey of Jamestown, KY; Debbie Bailey Burton of Russell Springs, KY
2 sisters-in-law: Diane Bailey of Jamestown, KY; Judy Osbourne of Loretto, KY 
Special friends: Brandon and Mekensie Kelley
A host of nieces, nephews & friends
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Rod Lawless and Bro. Brian Fudge officiating
 
Visitation: Friday 3:00-8:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel
 
Interment: McElroy Cemetery in Russell Springs, KY
 
Pallbearers: Brandon Kelley, Matt Brummett, Ryan Walton, Matt Osborne, Jordon Hunt and Tim Kelley
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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JOE PIERCE, 71, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Joe L. Pierce, 71, of Jamestown, KY passed away on Friday, June 11, 2021 at his home. He was born on August 24, 1949 in Jamestown, son of the late Ray Pierce and Lura Elmore Pierce. 
 
Joe was a hardworking man and enjoyed farming especially working around cattle. He was a Lineman for the Duo Telephone Company for over 30 years prior to his retirement and will be remembered for his kind-heartedness and generosity. 
 
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Elvin Pierce and two siblings that died in infancy.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Joyce Wells Pierce of Jamestown, KY
2 sons: Timmy Pierce and Tracy Pierce, both of Jamestown, KY
2 brothers: Donald (Charlotte) Pierce of Arlington, Virginia; Wayne (Judy) Pierce of Anderson, Indiana
3 grandchildren: Jacob (Tiffany) Pierce of Jamestown, T.J. Pierce of Atlanta, Georgia, and Austin Pierce of Jamestown 
3 great-grandchildren: Jonathon, Jasmine and Jayden 
A host of other relatives & friends
 
Celebration of Life Memorial Service: Sunday, June 20, 2021 from 1:00pm-2:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY
 

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RICKY L. SINCLAIR, 62, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Ricky L. Sinclair, 62, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at his residence.  He was born in Clarksville, IN on August 20, 1958 to the late Audrey Lee Sinclair and Tilda Turner Kitch.
 
Ricky was a former forklift operator and truck driver for Wolford and Wethington Lumber Company in Liberty, KY and enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with family and friends.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Debbie Sinclair; a great nephew, Christian Ingerman; and his fur baby, Jenny.
 
SURVIVORS:
His life-partner & companion: Rena Tyler of Columbia, KY
3 step-children: Allan McKinney, Michelle Zachow (Scott) and Tim McKinney (Angie)
6 grandchildren & 16 great-grandchildren
4 siblings: Chet Sinclair, Theresa Ingerman (Chris), Brenda Sinclair and Linda Sinclair
Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and 1 great-great-nephew 
 
Graveside Service: Friday, June 18, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at the Bearwallow Cemetery. 
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 
 

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FOREST WAYNE TARTER, 64, RUSSELL COUNTY, KY

 
Forest Wayne Tarter, 64, of the Eli community of Russell County, KY passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. He was born on July 13, 1956 in Somerset, KY, son of the late Adelma Rowe and Bethel Roy Tarter.  
 
Forest farmed produce, tobacco and cattle all his life on his family farm.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Hunter Tarter of Troy, Alabama
 
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 18, 2021 at 3:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Sister Laura Harris officiating. Inurnment to follow in Coffey’s Chapel Cemetery.
 
Visitation: After 1:00pmCT on Friday
 
In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family requests donations made to the Coffey’s Chapel Cemetery Fund,  3991 South Highway 76, Russell Springs, KY 42642.

Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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TOMMY LYNN MURRAY, 63, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Tommy Lynn Murray, 63, of Columbia, KY died Monday, June 14, 2021 at his residence. He was born on October 24, 1957 to the late Henry Willie “Bill” Murray and Shirley White Burress.  
 
Mr. Murray was a member of the New Concord Community Church and enjoyed driving his antique cars and spending time with his family.
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his step-mother, Alice Vee Roberts Murray.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Wanda Stargel Murray of Columbia, KY
2 children: Melissa Kay Kessinger (Kevin) and Anthony Murray (Karla), both of Columbia, KY
5 grandchildren: Kyle Murray, Christina Kessinger, Jacob Kessinger, Joshua Murray and Luke Murray
1 great-grandchild: Bentley Kessinger
11 siblings: Randy Murray (Debbie), Jena Chumbley Griffin, Bonnie Thrasher (Glendell), Charlotte Campbell and Sharon Pierce, all of Columbia, KY; Larry Murray (Barbara), Joyce Ann Redmon, Judy Kay Higginbotham (James), Rhea Creech Whitlock (Chris), Juanita Passmore (Jamie) and Irene Melson (Jerry), all of Russell Springs, KY
Several nieces & nephews
Many other friends & relatives 
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Willard Parson and Bro. Mike Helm officiating
 
Burial: Murray and Todd Cemetery
 
Visitation: Wednesday after 3:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kentucky Organ Donors Association and can be left at the funeral home.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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MICHELLE JOHNSON STEARNS, 55, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Michelle Johnson Stearns, 55, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Russell County Hospital. Born on January 29, 1966 in Somerset, KY, she was a daughter of the late Don V. and Laura Elouise Brown Johnson. 
 
Michelle was a cook for the Russell County Board of Education and a member of Coffey’s Chapel Church. She loved her family, and she was loved by everyone that met her. 
 
In addition to her parents, Michelle was preceded in death by a daughter, Deneane McGowan; a sister, Donita Lawless; and 2 brothers-in-law: Stan Hislope and Garvin Bennett. 
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: Lance McGowan (and Tammy) and Blake McGowan, both of Russell Springs, KY
1 daughter: Kayla Green (and Jesse) of Columbia, KY
5 grandchildren: Madelyn McGowan, Brylee McGowan, Chase McGowan, Grelyon Green, Grifton Green (and another on the way)
1 sister: Karen Hislope of Jamestown, KY
1 brother: Barren Johnson (and Lisa) of Russell Springs, KY
Brother-in-law: Terry Lawless of Jamestown, KY
 
Memorial Service: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 5:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Brother Roger Garner and Sister Laura Harris officiating. 
 
Visitation: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 2:00pm-5:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home 
 
Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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BRO. ELDON RUCKER, 74, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

Bro. Eldon Rucker, 74, of Campbellsville, KY died Friday, June 11, 2021 at his home after an illness. He was born January 22, 1947 in Mt. Eden, KY to the late John Mason and Irene Whitehouse Rucker. 

 

Bro. Rucker was a minister of the Gospel of Christ, ministering and serving in several area Christian Churches. At the time of his retirement, he was Minister and a member of theTabernacle Christian Church in Adair County.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Dianne Catlett Rucker of Campbellsville

2 children: Stephanie (Scott) Monroe of Waddy, Kentucky, John Rucker of Campbellsville

2 sisters: Darleen (Larry) Woods of Taylorsville and Relda (Tony) Kerr of Jamestown

4 grandchildren: Tyler Monroe, Travis (Jessica) Monroe, Brooke (Cody) Boblitt and Avery Rose Rucker

3 great-grandchildren: Whitley Boblitt, Clara and Molly Monroe

Several other relatives and friends

 

Bro. Rucker chose cremation and a Celebration of His Life will be on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 6:00pmCT at Tabernacle Christian Church with Bro. Claude Waldridge officiating.

 

The family will receive friends after 3:00pmCT on Friday at the church.

 

The family has requested that NO FLOWERS be sent but would appreciate a donation to the Christian Appalachian Project, PO Box 55991, Lexington, KY 40555-5991, in memory of Bro. Rucker. Envelopes will be available at the church.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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JAMES RUSSELL PIERCE, 78, SUMMER SHADE, KY

 

James Russell Pierce, 78, of Summer Shade, KY died Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, KY. He was born April 15, 1943 in Adair County, KY to the late George Russell and Mary Magdalene Cabbell Pierce. 

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kerry Shawn Pierce, one brother, George Carl Pierce and three sisters, Louella Richards, Mattie Pearl Richards and Elizabeth Richards. 

 

At the time of his death, he was employed by Walmart in Glasgow.

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife: Barbara Willis Pierce of Summer Shade, KY

1 son: James Stacey Pierce, formerly of Russell Springs, KY

Daughter-in-law: Kelly Brown Pierce of Russell Springs, KY

1 sister: Martha Cundiff of Scottsville, KY

3 grandchildren

Special Nephew & Niece: Donald A. Richards and Direnda Richards of Breeding, KY

Several other relatives & friends

 

Graveside Service: Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. at Harrods Fork Cemetery with Bro. Roger Poynter officiating

 

There will be no public visitation.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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HAYWARD HARRIS, 72, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Hayward Harris, 72, of Columbia, KY died Friday, June 11, 2021 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY. He was born on April 4, 1949 to the late Haywood and Cora Farley Harris.
 
Mr. Harris was of the Christian faith. He enjoyed fishing, helping others in need and spending time with his family and friends.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 siblings: Loretta Patterson, Ronnie Harris, Kermit Harris and Carlos Harris.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 daughters: Kristian Harris (Tony Gibson) of Tompkinsville, KY; Megen Harris Harden (Mylez Payton Goodman) of Cleveland, TN; and Cori Harris of Cleveland, TN
2 nieces & a nephew (whom he raised as his children): Makayla Harrison (Joey Mann), Kelcie Wendry and Jared Harrison
3 sisters: Betty Rice of Carrollton, KY; Irene Curtis and Mildred “Pearl” Holliman both of Columbia, KY
17 grandchildren
Several nieces & nephews
 
Mr. Harris chose cremation and a memorial service will be held at a later date.  
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 
 

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HELEN CHUMBLEY OAKES, 76, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Helen B. Chumbley Oakes, 76, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Friday, June 11, 2021 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center in Somerset, KY. She was born on June 18, 1944 in Russell County, the daughter of the late John and Ermine Roy Chumbley.  
 
Helen married Lewell “Beager” Oakes on August 15, 1964 in Jamestown, Tennessee. The couple shared over 53 years together, working the family dairy farm side by side. Helen loved making her flower beds and enjoyed embroidering, sewing and quilting.
 
Along with her parents, Helen was preceded in death by “the love of her life”, her husband, Lewell “Beager” Oakes, who passed away on March 10, 2018; her daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Jo Oakes; 3 brothers: Ernest Chumbley, Arlis Chumbley and Carlus Chumbley; and 5 sisters: Velna Oakes, Goldie McQueary, Dortha Hopper, Lorene Popplewell and Betty Bunch.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Lisa Burton (& Kelly, Jr.) and Pamela Lewis (& Curtis), both of Russell Springs, KY
4 grandchildren: Ashley Ellen Hill (& Daniel) of Somerset, KY; Joshua Burton, Leonard Coppage (& Ashley), and Nicholas Coppage (& Tabitha), all of Russell Springs, KY
1 step-grandson: Alex Lewis, of Atlanta, Georgia
6 great-grandchildren: Cooper Hill and Kinsley Hill of Somerset, KY; Jaxtyn Burton and Jensyn Burton, Tyson Coppage and Blayton Coppage, all of Russell Springs, KY
2 step-great-grandchildren: Ethan Coenen of Russell Springs, KY; Buck Lewis of Atlanta, Georgia
2 God-sons: Benjamin Oakes of Russell Springs, KY; Brent Oakes of Hernando, Mississippi
2 sisters: Modene Brockman (& Dorman) of Milford, Ohio; Alice Marie Stephens of Jamestown, KY
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Kelly Burton, Jr. and Bro. Daniel Hill officiating 
 
Burial: Parks Ridge Cemetery
 
Visitation: Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 4:00pm-8:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Musical selections will be by "The Singing Byrds"
 
Helen’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com
 

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JAMES "JIMMY" SHIVELY, 75, OWENSBORO, KY (FORMERLY OF COLUMBIA, KY)

 
James G. “Jimmy” Shively, 75, of Owensboro, KY (formerly of Columbia, KY) died Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Twin Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro, KY.  He was born on October 4, 1945 in Columbia, KY to the late Bunnie and Frances Hartford Shively.  
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Ronald “Eddie” Shively.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 niece: Melissa Lee Fitzpatrick of Lexington, KY
1 nephew: Gary Edmund Shively of Lexington, KY
 
Graveside Service: Monday, June 14, 2021 at 11:00am 11:00amCT at the Columbia Cemetery with Bro. Bill Davenport officiating
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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SADIE MARIE WILSON, 85, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Sadie Marie Wilson, 85, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, June 07 2021 at Hospice House of Marion County, Florida. She was born February 27, 1936 in Pineville, KY, the daughter of the late Myrtle LeMarr Cox. 

 

She was a retired employee of Walmart and member of Lighthouse Church and a volunteer with Hospice of Lake Cumberland for many years.

 

Besides her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Wilson.


SURVIVORS:
2 Daughters: Saundra Roberts of Russell Springs, KY; Estelee Slusser of Belleview, FL

3 grandsons: Wayne Slusser, Dale Slusser and Paul Roberts

11 great-grandchildren

 

Funeral ServiceFriday, June 18, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY


Visitation: After 1:00pmCT on Friday 

Interment: Salem Cemetery, Highway 910, Russell Springs, KY

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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BILLY JOSEPH FEESE, 41, LEBANON, KY

 

Billy Joseph Feese, 41, of Lebanon, KY passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021. He was born August 1, 1979 in Marion County, KY. 

 

Billy was a former construction worker and mechanic. He was a Baptist by faith.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: Anna Feese and Billy Joseph Feese, Jr. both of Lebanon, KY; Morgan Kirkland of Calvary, KY

Parents: Billy Joe and Emma Jones Feese of Lebanon, KY

4 siblings: Barry Feese of Danville, KY;  Ann Feese of Franklin, Indiana; Stevie Crowder (Marie) of Lebanon, KY; Jo Ann Feese of Lebanon, KY

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 11:00amET at the Mattingly Funeral Home, 195 Holy Cross Road, Loretto, KY with Pastor Dan Durham officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery in Columbia, KY

 

Visitation: Tuesday from 9:00am-11:00amET at Mattingly Funeral Home

 

Pallbearers: Andrew Burke, Noah Burke, Stevie Crowder, Bill Feese, Justin Jones and Mickey Hill

 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the funeral home is limited to 75 % occupancy, the unvaccinated are required to wear a face covering, and food and drink are prohibited inside the funeral home. 

 

This obituary is a courtesy to the family by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

 

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RONDALL FREDRICK "FREDDY" GIBSON, 67, BREEDING, KY

 
Rondall  Fredrick "Freddy" Gibson, 67, of Breeding, KY died Monday, June 7, 2021 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, KY. He was born in Glasgow, KY on November 2, 1953 to the late Albert Waldon "Bud" Gibson and Mable Myers Gibson.
 
Rondall was a member of the Harrods Fork Baptist Church and an Oil Well Operator for Reliford Drilling for over 35 years. Growing up he worked for the many businesses his family owned including road construction, a coal mine, saw mill, and the former Breeding Funeral Home. He was an avid farmer and had his own mechanical shop in Breeding often working seven days a week, and repairing equipment for everyone around him. He was a good friend to anyone who knew him, and loved spending time with his family and friends.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Lynn Wilson Gibson on January 27, 2012; a sister, Carolyn Jean Gibson Irby; and his father & mother in-law, Johnny and Webba Wilson.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 nieces: Micaela Irby Riemer (Eric) Glasgow, KY, Laurel Irby (David Feuston) Burkesville, KY, & Rhonda Redmon of Columbia, KY
1 nephew: Terry Williams of Breeding, KY
6 great-nephews: Finnegan Rhys Feuston, Maddox Crewe Irby-Feuston, Rhett Michael Riemer, Shepard Joseph Riemer, Travis Williams and Riley Redmon
1 brother & sister-in-law: Ronnie & Connie Williams
2 aunts: Sue Baker & Shirley Gibson
 
Funeral Service: Friday, June 11, 2021 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Withers officiating
 
Burial: Chestnut Grove Cemetery
 
Visitation: Thursday from 3:00 pm - 8:00pm and Friday morning until time for the service 
 
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Fudge Cemetery or to the Chestnut Grove Cemetery fund and can be left 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.
 

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DOUGLAS RAY BURTON, 63, LINDEN, INDIANA

 
Douglas Ray Burton, 63, of Linden, Indiana, died Monday, June 7, 2021 at his home. He was born December 24, 1957 in Campbellsville, KY to the late Coy and Annie Sneed Burton.
 
Douglas retired from Purdue University Maintenance after 35 years.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Shirley Logsdon Burton of Linden, Indiana
1 son: Michael Ray Burton of Linden, Indiana
1 step-son: Howard Leroy Logsdon of Veedersburg, Indiana
1 daughter: Crystal Burton of Crawfordsville, Indiana
2 brothers: Dale Burton of East Peoria, Illinois and Glen Burton of Lafayette, Indiana
4 grandchildren: McKinley Isaiah Burton, Thomas Filo Burton, Alexis Rosella Logsdon and Thomas Logsdon
Several other relatives & friends
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. David Weathers officiating
 
Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery
 
Visitation: Friday from 4:00-8:00 P.M.
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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ASHLEY RUNA' ASHBROOK ALLEN, 41, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

Ashley Runa` Ashbrook Allen, 41, of Campbellsville, KY died Sunday, June 6, 2021 at the University of  Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was born March 8, 1980 in Greensburg, KY.
 
Her mother, Bonnie Morrison Ashbrook, preceded her in death on August 5, 2014.
 
SURVIVORS:
Father: Glenn Ashbrook of Campbellsville
2 daughters: Brianna Runa` Allen & Bailey Grace Allen, both of Campbellsville
1 brother: Chad (Christina) Ashbrook
1 niec: Andrea Ashbrook
Several other relatives and friends
 
Funeral Service: Friday, June 11, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. (CDT) at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Martin and Bro. David Walters officiating
 
Burial: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
 
Visitation: Thursday from 4:00-8:00 P.M.
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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IVA DEAN EMERSON, 79, LIBERTY, KY

 
Iva Dean Emerson, 79, of Liberty, KY passed away on Monday, June 7, 2021 at Casey County Hospital. Born on February 6, 1942, in Lincoln County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Amy Estes Sims. 
 
Iva Dean attended Liberty Church of God. She was a member of Pond Ridge Baptist Church and enjoyed sewing, making clothes, and riding in their Corvette in the Apple Festival. 
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Hart; and a brother, Donald Estes.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: Jerald Lee Emerson, whom she wed on June 10, 1960
1son: Mike (Teresa) Emerson of Jamestown, KY
1 granddaughter: April (Jonathan) Grider of Russell Springs and a great-granddaughter on the way, Emerson Grace Grider
2 sisters: Roberta Addington of Waynesburg and Ester Peavy of Franklin, Indiana
2 brothers: Jeff (Judy) Sims of Waynesburg and David “Pete” (Mary Jo) Sims of Columbus, Indiana
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 1:00pmET at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, KY with Bro. Morris Bryant officiating
 
Burial: Glenwood Cemetery
 
Visitation: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 11:00am-1:00pmET at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home
 
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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WHITNEY ELIZABETH HODGES, 34, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Whitney Elizabeth Hodges, 34, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, June 3, 2021 at the Casey County Hospital Emergency Room in Liberty, KY. She was born September 26, 1986 in Somerset, KY. 

 

Her father, James Terry Hodges, preceded her in death on February 9, 1987.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her mother: Marcella Smith Hodges of Columbia

3 daughters: Cailey Phipps, Kaitlyn Griffith and Zoie Griffith all of Columbia

1 step-son: Haidyn Griffith of Ohio

2 brothers: Chris Hodges and Drew Hodges both of Columbia

Several other relatives and friends

 

The Visitation and Service will be Private.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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NADEAN WILSON, 82, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Nadean Wilson,  82, passed away peacefully at her home in the Font Hill Community of Russell Springs on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. She was born June 23, 1938 in Sunshine, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Farris and Zilma McQueary Popplewell.

 

Nadean was a lady of many talents. She loved to quilt and paint, and was a wonderful cook. Nadean was a member of Mt. Eden Missionary Baptist Church. She was lovingly known as “Mamaw” to all her family and friends that will dearly miss her.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Joseph (and Kimberly) Wilson of Russell Springs

1 daughter: Connie (and Russell) Duke of Russell Springs

3 brothers: Tommy Popplewell, Ola Popplewell, and Roy Popplewell, all of Russell Springs

1 sister: Meridth Hopper of Russell Springs

2 grandchildren: Ellie Anne Rooks (and Bobby) Flanagan and Isaac Jordan (and Taylor) Wilson, both of Russell Springs

6 great-grandchildren: Noah Christopher Flanagan, Julien Tate Flanagan, Remy Lincoln Flanagan, Emalynn Jane Flanagan, Alexis Marie Wilson, and Miles Jordon Wilson
 

In addition to her parents, Nadean was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Leonard Dewey Wilson, who passed away on August  27, 2018; three brothers; and a great-grandson, Leonard Gregory Wilson.

 

Funeral Service: 10:00 AM Monday, June 7, 2021 at Bernard Funeral Home, with Bro. Shawn Holland officiating

 

Burial: Salem Cemetery

 

Visitation: 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Bernard Funeral Home

 

Nadean’s arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home and an online guestbook is available at bernardfuneralhome.com.

 

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BRITTANY MICHAELA CROCKETT, 27, LOUISVILLE, KY

 

Brittany Michaela Crockett, 27, was born May 10, 1994 in Louisville, KY. She was a gift from God from her first breath. Brittany went to be with our heavenly Father on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

 

Brittany loved video games, researching on the internet, animals and being with her “granny”.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her parents: Michael and Patricia Crockett of Lexington

Her best friend and grandmother: Linda Helm of Columbia

Paternal grandmother & step-grandfather: Nenia and Eldridge “Tangle” Dykes of Columbia

Her fur-baby, Minnie who was always by her side

Many other family members 

 

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

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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LAWRENCE "POPPY" ROBERTSON, 96, INDIANA (FORMERLY OF RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY)

 
Lawrence “Poppy” B. Robertson, 96, passed away peacefully at the home of his grandchildren, Joe and Scarlett Cmiel, in Cloverdale, IN, on May 30, 2021. He was born on September 12, 1924 to the late Melvin and Mary Belle (Hill) Robertson
 
Poppy was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Louella (Ashbrook) Robertson, and his only child, Linda Lou Moore. He was one of 8 children and was the last surviving sibling, having been preceded in death by his brothers: Luther, Lester, Lucian, and Larry; and sisters, Lurie, Lorene (Nelson) and Lora Pearl (Hadley).  
 
Poppy loved gardening, making people smile, and everything “Kentucky.”  For every day of the more than seven years he was in Indiana with Joe and Scarlett, he wished he was back home in his beloved Russell Springs, KY. 
 
SURVIVORS:
3 grandchildren: Scarlett (Joe) Cmiel, Mitchell (Barbara) Reynolds, and Randon (Kim) Reynolds
5 great-grandchildren: Cody (Jessica), Randi Lynn, Dakota, Alexandra, and Conner
A host of nieces & nephews who he greatly enjoyed spending time with throughout his life
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Mullins officiating
 
Burial: McElroy Cemetery
 
Visitation: Sunday from 12:00pm-2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Lawrence’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

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GEORGIA DALE COOK AKIN, 69, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Georgia Dale Cook Akin, 69, of Columbia, KY (a native of Green County, KY) passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: Thomas Andrew Akin of Columbia, KY
1 daughter: Dana Michele Estes
4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren
1 brother & sister-in-law: Ralph Edward Cook and Ann Hoagland Durham, both of Greensburg, KY
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Funeral Service: Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 10:00amCT at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home 
 
Burial: Green County Memory Gardens
 
Visitation: Friday, June 4, 2021 from 4:00pm-8:00pmCT and on Saturday after 7:00amCT at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home 
 
The family has asked that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Norton Children’s Hospital, which can be made at the funeral home.
 

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A. JEANNE DUNSMORE, 84, MARIETTA, GEORGIA (FORMERLY OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, KY)

 

A. Jeanne Dunsmore, 84, formerly of Jefferson County, KY, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 28, 2021 in Marietta, Georgia with her sons and daughters-in-law at her side. Born on January 6, 1937 in Boyle County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Garnett and Violet Best Gibson.

 

Jeanne was retired from GE and a member of Square Oak Separate Baptist Church in Russell Springs, KY.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: William “Billy Stewart” (and Lisa) Dunsmore and Roger Allen (and Stacy) Dunsmore

6 grandchildren & 11 great-grandchildren

 

In addition to her parents, Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Dunsmore, whom she wed on August 6, 1953.

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, June 5, 2021 at  3:00pmCT at Square Oak Separate Baptist Church with Bro. Bobby Conner officiating

 

Burial: Square Oak Cemetery

 

Visitation: Friday, June 4, 2021 from 5:00pm-8:oopmCT at Bernard Funeral Home and on Saturday, June 5, 2021 after 12:00pmCT at Square Oak Separate Baptist Church

 

Pallbearers: Kyle Dunsmore, Philip Croghan, Shane Thomas, Jimmy Mosser, Tony Dunsmore, and Scott Stine

 

Honorary Pallbearers: Tim Banks, Doyle Gibson, Dewayne Gibson, David Gibson, Phil Miller, and Alex Popplewell

 

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

 

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BRO. DEWEY RAY ROOKS, 75, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Bro. Dewey Ray Rooks, 75, of Columbia, KY died Monday, May 31, 2021 at Baptist Health Continue Care Hospital in Corbin, KY. He was born August 13, 1945 to the late Delmar and Flossie Burton Rooks.
 
Bro. Rooks was the pastor of the Lovedale Church in Adair County and shared his passion for Christ with many. He very much loved spending time with his wife and family and enjoyed porch sitting with his neighbors.
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Rooks.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Margaret Sue Campbell Rooks of Columbia, KY
4 children: Peggy Redmon (Archie), Daryl Rooks (Melissa), David Rooks (Melissa) and Darren Rooks (April) all of Columbia, KY
10 grandchildren & 10 great-grandchildren
1 sister: Ruth McFarland of Columbia, KY
2 brothers: Leonard Rooks (Brenda) and Garry Rooks (Leanna), both of Edinburgh, IN
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro Gene Conover officiating 
 
Burial: Lovedale Cemetery
 
Visitation: Wednesday from 5:00-8:00pmCT and on Thursday morning until time for the service 
 
Pallbearers: Dylan Rooks, Aaron Rooks, Dustin Rooks, D. J. Rooks, Tanner Rooks and Preston Edwards
                                                                                                                            
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.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in Columbia, KY is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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BETTY ROBERTSON THORSEN, 78, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Betty Robertson Thorsen, 78, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center, in Somerset.  She was born on August 5, 1942 in Russell County, KY, a daughter of the late Willis and Lois Luttrell Robertson. 
 

Though she prided herself in being a homemaker for her family, Betty obtained her CDL and drove a tractor trailer truck across the United States. She had also worked as a manager of a shoe store in Campbellsville and as a jewelry store manager in Greenville, South Carolina. She was an avid gardener.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Wayne Thornton (and Susan) of Lexington, KY; Paul Brent Thornton (and Julie) of Owensboro, KY

2 brothers: Billy Robertson (and Becky) and Stevie Robertson, both of Russell Springs, KY

1 sister: Bonnie Richardson (and Marion) of Russell Springs, KY

7 grandchildren: Elijah Thornton, Thomas Henry Thornton (and Hannah), Josiah Thornton, Grace Thornton, Abigail Thornton, John Samuel Thornton and Rebecca Thornton

1 step-grandson: Kyle Thornton

1 great-granddaughter: Hannah Thornton

 

Along with her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Al Thorsen, who passed away on April 15, 2017 and her brother, Bobby Robertson.

 

Funeral service: Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Andy Robertson and Bro. Bobby Oakes officiating

 

Burial: New Friendship Cemetery 
 

Visitation: After 12:00 p.m. on Thursday

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42503.

 

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

 

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