Obituaries Archives for 2021-07

PAULINE CHEATHAM, 99, ADAIR COUNTY, KY


Pauline Cheatham, 99, of the Garlin Community of Adair County, KY died Saturday, July 31, 2021 at the Casey County Hospital in Liberty, KY.  She was born on January 19, 1922 to the late J. W. “Willie” and Mamie Wilcoxson Stephens. 
 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Price Cheatham on July 5, 2010; two granddaughters: Jill & Amanda Blair on July 3, 1985; and 5 siblings: Milton, Johnny, C.C. and Billy Stephens and Ruth Grant. 

 

Mrs. Cheatham was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She was an Avon Sale Representative, worked at Cheatham and Wethington Ashland Oil Distributor, a former greeter at Walmart and a homemaker. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with all of her family.


SURVIVORS:

1 son: Steve Cheatham & wife Joyce

5 daughter: Brenda McQueary & husband Louis, Pat Blair & husband Larry, Pam Burton & husband Billy, Sherry Cheatham, and Marty Wooldridge & husband John, all of Columbia, KY

12 grandchildren Jamie Murrell, Julie Irvin, Robin Loy, Bryan Cheatham, Nikki Loy, Brea Compton, Chad Burton, Josh Kemp, Nick Kemp, Dr. Adam Wooldridge, Ethan Wooldridge & Jordan Burton

30 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren (& one expected in March) Several nieces, nephews, friends & other relatives

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 11:00amCT at  Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Rev. William R. Davenport officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: Monday, August 2, 2021 from 3:00-8:00pmCT and on Tuesday morning until time for the service 

 

Pallbearers: Bryan Cheatham, Chad Burton, Josh Kemp, Nick Kemp, Dr. Adam Wooldridge, Ethan Wooldridge, Caleb Irvin and Ty Cheatham.

 

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Green River Animal Shelter or to JOY Ministries and can be left at the funeral home.  
 

The family request that all attendees for the visitation and funeral service wear a mask or face covering.
 

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PAUL W. WILSON, 72, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Paul W. Wilson, 72, of Russell Springs, KY passed away at his home on Thursday, July 29, 2021 surrounded by his family. Born on July 18, 1949 in Somerset, he was the son of the late Lester and Hazel Robertson Wilson.  
 
Paul was a teacher in the Russell County School system who taught business classes and typing. He retired from teaching after working for more than 20 years. Paul enjoyed woodworking and restoring old tractors and Case knives. He was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his uncle, Ollie J. Robertson.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife of 51 years: Barbara Abrell Wilson 1970
2 daughters: Mitzi (Kermit) Gossage of Russell Springs, KY; Kim (Ulysses) Hayes of Georgetown, KY
1 sister: Ruth Lynn (Laurel) Rexroat of Russell Springs, KY
5 grandchildren: Hannah (Jordan) Brumley, Logan Conner, Lexie Hayes, Jonah Hayes, and Max Hayes
1 great-grandchild: Owen Brumley
A niece: Amy Rexroat
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Lehman and Bro. Johnny Hood officiating
 
Burial: New Friendship Cemetery
 
Visitation: Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and after 8:00amCT on Sunday
 
Pallbearers: Ned Cunningham, Steven Collins, Billy Collins, Ryan Abrell, Steve Richardson, and Jared Harrell
 
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42503.
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

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GLENDO POPPLEWELL, 90, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Glendo Popplewell, 90, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Russell County Hospital. Born on April 21, 1931 in Jamestown, KY, he was a son of the late Larkin and Cora F. George Popplewell. 
 
Glendo worked as a farm hand most of his life and was known for farming with his mules.
 
In addition to his parents, Glendo was preceded in death by 4 brothers: Herbert, Londo, Curtis and Donald Popplewell; and 2 sisters: Zilma Morton and Faye Stephens.
 
SURVIVORS
1 sister: Marie Badgley of Russell Springs, KY
A host of nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 12:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Dunbar officiating
 
Burial: Concord Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Bernard Funeral Home 
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Concord Cemetery c/o Jerry Morton.
 
Glendo’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

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BRADY CONRAD BUTTON, 45, GLASGOW, KY

 
Brady Conrad Button, 45, of Glasgow, KY died Tuesday, July 27, 2021. He was born August 16, 1975 in Warren County to the late Freddie Button and Debbie (David) Button Wells, who survives. 
 
Brady attended Eastern Elementary and Temple Hill Elementary before attending Barren County High School. During his high school career he was a basketball standout. He was named to the first team all-region, two years all-district, and was a member of his high school’s 1,000 point club. After high school, he attended Lindsey Wilson College from 1993-1998 earning a Bachelor of Arts with emphasis in finance and management. As a Blue Raider, Brady was a shooting guard on the Men’s basketball team and was named 1995 homecoming king by his student body. He played a key role on the 1996-1997 Lindsey Wilson men’s basketball team, which made the program’s first appearance in the NAIA National Tournament. Brady stayed active in the Adair County Community and was a member of Adair County Chamber of Commerce.
 
Brady was a loyal member of Caney Fork Missionary Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School. He was employed since 2005 at Lindsey Wilson College where he was the Director of Major Gifts. He was also the Barren County Middle School boy’s 7th grade basketball coach and the Barren County Trojanettes Elementary travel team coach. Brady was a little league basketball and baseball coach for the last several years.
 
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: George & Helen Button; maternal grandparent, Bobby Bradley; and maternal great-grandparents: Paul & Mary Sneed.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Emiley Wyatt Button
Mother: Debbie (David) Button Wells
2 children: Ellan & Laken Wyatt Button
3 brothers: Brian Button (Danielle), Blake Button (Angie), Brock Button (Rebekah)
Maternal grandmother: Margaret Bradley
Brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law: Melanie Shirley (Brian), Jason Wyatt (Alisha); one uncle, Larry Button
Aunt: Linda Button
Father & mother-in-law: Jerry and Donnie Wyatt
Nieces & nephews: Sarah Button, Marlie Shirley, Alexis Button, Jared Wyatt, Robbie Cain, Dax Button, Myles Shirley, Bryce Button, Cade Button, Macon Shirley
His furry friend: "Dollie" the mini Golden Doodle
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at the Glasgow Baptist Church
 
Burial: Caney Fork Cemetery
 
Visitation: Friday from 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM and Saturday morning after 9:00 AM at the church
 
An endowed scholarship has been established at Lindsey Wilson College in Brady’s memory. The family suggests gifts in memory of Brady be made to The Brady C. Button Endowed Scholarship. Gifts can be made at the funeral home or mailed to Lindsey Wilson College Development Office 210 Lindsey Wilson Street Columbia, Kentucky 42728 Attention: The Brady C. Button Endowed Scholarship.
 
Another way to honor Brady’s memory would be to make donations to 37SPFA (Sun Protection For All). This is the organization that Landree started in honor of her dad. All donations received will be forwarded to the American Melanoma Association P.O. Box 51763 Bowling Green, Kentucky 42102.
 
A.F. Crow & Son is in charge of the arrangements. Please share your condolences with the family at www.crowfuneralhome.com.
 

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EARL BRADSHAW, 81, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Earl Bradshaw, 81, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. He was born May 25, 1940 in Adair County, KY to the late Granville and Ella Stotts Bradshaw. 

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Wilson Bradshaw on September 4, 2012. 

 

Earl was a member of Columbia Church of Christ, a self-employed automobile body repairman, worked at the Recycling Center and enjoyed fishing.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Patrick (Tammy) Bradshaw of Columbia, KY

2 daughters: Sandy Bradshaw and Beverly (Clay) Jones, both of Columbia, KY

2 sisters: Irene Pike of Campbellsville, KY; Mildred (Bobby) Sneed of Gradyville, KY

8 grandchildren: Josh Grant, Adam (Kelly) Grant, Emily (Jon) Billingsley, Cortney (Stephen) Edwards, Lacey (Eric) Rooks, Cameron Lee, Kaylee Warf, Mason Bradshaw

9 great-grandchildren: Madison and Brenton Billingsley, Caleb, Katie, Maddux and Jake Edwards, Macy Rooks, Tyler and Rylee Grant

1 niece: Melissa Sneed of Columbia, KY

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Dean Roach officiating

 

Burial: Moore Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 9:00 A.M. Sunday

 

Casket Bearers: Cameron Lee, Caleb Edwards, Adam Grant, Eric Rooks, Stephen Edwards, Jon Billingsley, Brenton Billingsley, Patrick Bradshaw

 

Honorary: Ronnie Stone, J.T. Stearns, Jimmy Long, Steven Haney, Danny Downey, Jacody Downey, Barry Morrison, Josh Caudill, L.C. Bradshaw, Johnny Wilson

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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REBA MOORE AKIN, 88, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Reba Moore Akin, 88, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was born July 4, 1933 in Adair County. 

 

She was preceded in death by her father, Arvis Raymond Moore; her mother, Ruth Hamilton Pinkney; her husband, Finley Akin; a son & daughter-in-law: Mike and Rochelle Akin; a granddaughter, Sarah Akin Morrison; and 3 great-grandchildren: Kayson and Lathan Morrison and Austin Bryant.

 

Reba was a member of Big Creek Missionary Baptist Church, worked at Fruit of the Loom for several years and retired as a CNA from T.J. Samson Community Hospital.

 

SURVIVORS:

Daughter & son-in-law: Sharon and Rocky Morrison of Columbia

Grandson: Chad Morrison and his wife Angie of Columbia

Granddaughter: Robin Branham and her husband Wesley of Columbia

7 great-grandchildren: Riley Bryant and his wife Cecily, Jamison Ford, Katelyn and Emillee Morrison, Jessica Nuszbaum and Aaron Branham

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Rusty Brown officiating

 

Burial: Moore Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 4:00 P.M. Friday

 

Casket Bearers: Chad Morrison, Riley Bryant, Wesley Branham, Aaron Branham, Bruce Akin, Jamison Ford

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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PATRICIA MCGLONE, 76, JAMESTOWN, KY


Patricia D. McGlone, 76, of Jamestown, KY, passed away Wednesday, July 28th, at her residence. She was born in Knoxville, TN on December 14, 1944, a daughter of the late Velma (Covey) and James E Thacker. 

She was a homemaker 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Melissa Schmidt 

3 sons: Jeffrey McGlone, Greg McGlone, and Douglas McGlone 
6 grandchildren 

The family chose care and cremation. 

 

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

 

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ROBERT MERIDETH, 73, JAMESTOWN, KY


Robert W. Merideth, 73, of Jamestown, KY passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Park City, KY on December 31, 1947, a son of the late Marjorie (Hogan) and Robert Merideth. 

Robert served in the U.S. Army and the USAR for 22 years, fighting in the TET Offensive-Kontum and Battle of Lang VIE. He recieved several Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. 

SURVIVORS:
Wife: Rhonda Carol Merideth of Franklin, KY 
1 son: Chris Merideth (Laura) of Jamestown, KY 
2 stepdaughters: Beverly Cowles of Scottsville, KY; Tori Goodrum (James) of Franklin, KY
1 stepson: Jason Mulligan of Franklin, KY 
1 sister: Treva Childress (Eric) of Park City, KY
8 grandchildren 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Martha (Britt) Merideth; a brother, Donald Merideth; and a grandson, Matthew Merideth. 

The family chose care and cremation.

 

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

 

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BRO. EDWARD EUGENE GRASHAM, 73, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Bro. Edward Eugene “Gene” Grasham, 73, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, July 25, 2021 at his home after a short illness. He was born November 16, 1947 in Jellico, Tennessee to the late Robert Hood and Mary Margaret Staples Grasham. 

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a special aunt, Fannie Grasham Flowers.

 

He lived in Sandy Flat, KY until going to Johnson Bible College in 1966 to study for the ministry, graduating in 1970. He served student ministries in Glen Alice, Tennessee and Woodbine, KY. He married Barbara Sue Martin on August 1, 1969 and together they served Christian Churches in Pulaski, Illinois, Bedford, Indiana, Loogootee, Indiana, Byrdstown, Tennessee and Hedgesville, West Virginia before retiring in 2016. Since retirement, he has preached part-time at Westview Christian Church in Albany, KY and Cane Valley Christian Church in Cane Valley, KY.  At the time of his death, he was a member of Columbia Christian Church where he served on the Evangelism and Mission Ministry Teams, had taught Wednesday night Bible study and Sunday School. He was very involved in the Adair County Food Pantry and making sure the Cox Cemetery was always taken care of.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Barbara Sue Martin Grasham of Columbia, KY

2 sons: Robert Allen Grasham of Columbia, KY and Timothy Michael Grasham (Susan) of Frankfort, Indiana

3 grandsons: Isaac, Riley and Eli Grasham all of Frankfort, Indiana

2 brothers: Robert Hood Grasham (Bessie) of Eli, KY and George Otis Grasham (Debbie) of Charlestown, Indiana

1 sister: Elizabeth “Betty” Johnson of Jacksboro, Tennessee

3 nephews & 1 niece: Jason & Amanda Grasham; Keith & George Johnson

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Friday, July 30, 2021 at 6:00 P.M. at Columbia Christian Church with Bro. Richard Martin and Bro. Steve Martin officiating

 

Private Graveside service: Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Cox Cemetery with Bro. John Davis and Bro. Adam Shepard officiating

 

Visitation: After 11:00 A.M. Friday at Columbia Christian Church

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Johnson University, 7900 Johnson Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37998 or the Cox Cemetery Fund. These may be left at the Church or Funeral Home.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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BONNIE YORK, 84, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Bonnie V. York, 84, of Jamestown, KY passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021 at the Russell County Hospital. She was born in Jamestown, KY on February 23, 1937, a daughter of the late Roxie (Burchett) and Clarence  Russell.
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Alvin (Slim) York; 1 son, Stevie York; a grandson, Jeremy Heathman; 2 brothers: Ernest Russell and Freddy Russell; and a sister, Juanita Bell.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Judy Heathman (Jim) of Jamestown, KY; Alice Lawless (Roy) of Jamestown, KY
1 son: Tommy York (Ramona) of Jamestown, KY
1 daughter-in-law: Lisa York of Jamestown, KY 
3 sisters: Linda Hammond and Leffie Russell of Russell Springs, KY; Sue McWhorter of Jamestown, KY
2 brothers: Lester Russell and Danny Russell, both of Jamestown, KY
12 grandchildren
16 great-grandchildren
A host of nieces, nephews and friends
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 11:00amCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Andy Robertson and Bro. Matt Brown officiating
 
Visitation: Tuesday from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and Wednesday after 8:00amCT
 
Interment: Jamestown Cemetery
 
Pallbearers: Nick York, Tyler York, Steven York, Josh Lawless, Dylan Espinoza, and Dakota Espinoza
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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HOWARD COOMER, 68, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Howard Coomer, 68, of Jamestown, KY passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville, KY. He was born September 14, 1952 in Lebanon, KY, a son of Dorothy Trowbridge Coomer of Jamestown, KY (who survives) and the late William E. Coomer.
 
SURVIVORS:
His mother: Dorothy Coomer of Jamestown, KY
Wife: Virginia Coomer of Jamestown, KY
2 step-daughters: Ronda Furkin of Columbia, KY; Tracie Perry (spouse Jeff) of Campbellsville, KY
 
Funeral Service:Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Dwan Hadley officiating 
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Tuesday
 
Pallbearers: Ricky Bledsoe, Billy Todd Furkin, Gary Furkin, Billy Fred Furkin, Tyler Thompson and Jeff Perry
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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CYNTHIA KAY HARRIS, 57, COLUMBIA, KY


Cynthia Kay Harris, 57, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, July 25, 2021 at her home. She was born August 25, 1963 in Jeffersonville, Indiana to the late Norris and Marilyn Jenkins McCawley.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Troy Harris of Columbia

2 sons: Marc Carroll of Ocala, Florida and Jordan Durham of Columbia

1 daughter: Jackylin (Nathan) Akin of Clarksville, Tennessee

1 brother: Shawn McCawley of Columbia

4 sisters: Edith McCawley of Indiana, Anita McCawley, Cathy McCawley and Sonja Lausterer all of Columbia

6 grandchildren: Lauranna Carroll, Ivory Durham, Konner Akin, Isabell Durham, Tate Akin, Ilana Durham

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Ralph Foster officiating

 

Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Wednesday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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HARRY ALLEN KIMBLER, 74, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Harry Allen Kimbler, 74, was born on September 9, 1946 to Edgar and Ruby Roy Kimbler, both deceased. 

 

Harry loved and sang gospel music for many years with various groups such as: The Deliverance Quartet, The Rock of Ages Quartet, The Blakey Quartet and Pure Gospel. He was a member of Fairview Separate Baptist Church. Harry was also a former farmer, school bus driver and served as a Russell County School Board member. He was an organ (liver) recipient in 2005 and was blessed with nearly 16 years of extended life.

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 3 brothers: Jack Kimbler, Bobby Kimbler and Joe Kimbler and one deceased brother-in-law, Don Cook.
 

SURVIVORS:

His wife of 51 years: Delaine Miller Kimbler

2 children: Brent (Deana) Kimbler and Tanaya (Mark) McQueary

3 grandchildren: Devin (Kristina) Wilson, Brett Kimbler and Mallie McQueary

2 sisters: Faye (Al) Simpson and Delcia Cook, both of Louisville, KY

3 sisters-in-law: Lila Kimbler of Edmon, Oklahoma, Jewel Kimbler of Columbia, KY, and Gladys Kimbler of Shepherdsville, KY

His mother-in-law: Elizabeth Miller of Jamestown, KY

A host of nieces & nephews

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Doug Baldwin, Bro. Devin Wilson, and Bro. Willard Bryant officiating

 

Burial: Wheat Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Wednesday at Bernard Funeral Home

 

Pallbearers: Brett Kimbler, Devin Wilson, Sean Cook, Doug Kimbler, Nick Kimbler, and Sam Baker. 

 

Honorary Pallbearers: David Hadley, Mark Kimbler, Rodney Simpson, Greg Kimber, Brad Kimbler, Scott Cooper, Scott Curry, Phil Miller, and Tim Baker. 

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wheat Cemetery Fund, c/o Elizabeth Miller, 4307 N. Hwy 55, Jamestown, KY 42629 or to the Freedom Cemetery Fund, c/o Valerie Taylor, 371 Freedom Church Road, Russell Springs, KY 42642.

 

Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

 

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LA VERNE STEPHENS, 84, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

La Verne B. Stephens, 84, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Fair Oaks Nursing Facility in Jamestown. La Verne was born on February 6, 1937 in the Webbs Crossroads community of Russell County, daughter of the late Oris and Agnes Smith Beane. 

She retired after 22 years of teaching Special Education at Russell Springs Elementary School. La Verne loved the outdoors and in warm weather, would be found outside tending a garden, working in flowers or pulling weeds.  She was an animal lover, and was especially fond of her cats. La Verne was an avid reader and enjoyed working her crossword puzzles.

 

She is survived by her sons: Richard (and Debbie) Stephens of Jamestown, Lanny Stephens of Russell Springs, and Kyle (and Judy) Stephens of Russell Springs; her daughters: Shannon (and Norm) Biller of Lexington, and Deidre (and Steve) Richardson, of Russell Springs; her grandchildren: Ryan (and Sara), Kynna, Keli (and Jeremy), Jonn, Khari, Seth and Samantha (and Ben); and several great-grandchildren.

 

Along with her parents, La Verne is preceded in death by her husband, Urias “Deedle” Stephens, Jr., who passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014; and her sister, Marlene Smith.

 

Funeral service: 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Carroll Egnew officiating
 

Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery
 

Visitation: Monday, July 26, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Bernard Funeral Home and after 8:00 a.m., Tuesdy

 

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

 

La Verne B. Stephens’ arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.  An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.

 

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CAROLYN ANN WILLIAMSON, 74, COLUMBIA , KY


Carolyn Ann Williamson, 74, of Columbia, KY died Friday, July 23, 2021 at T.J. Health Columbia. She was born on June 28, 1947 in Cumberland, MD to the late Carl G. and Emma Jean Smith Stierstorfer.

 

Carolyn was a member of Central Church of Christ and enjoyed crafts and decorating.  She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Carolyn was also a homemaker and a devoted Detroit Tigers fan.


SURVIVORS:

Her husband of 53 years: Hassel “Hack” Williamson of Columbia, KY

3 children: Lori Topping (Joey) of Columbia, KY, Tamara Pope (David) of North Richland Hills, TX and Scott Williamson of Chattanooga, TN

8 grandchildren: Zachary Topping (Alexandria), Ashleigh McCasland (Jeremy), Michaela Topping, Liberty Topping, Sophia Topping, Gabriella Toy (James), Aaron Pope and Nolan Pope

6 great-grandchildren: Kaleb McCasland, Serenity Topping, Aurelia McCasland, Axel Topping, Eleanor Topping and Willow Topping

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jayson Noah Williamson; 5 grandchildren; and a great grandchild.

 

Funeral Service: 1:00pmCT on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Jared West officiating
 

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

Burial: 12:00pmCT on Wednesday at K.H. Williamson Cemetery in Varney, KY

 

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

 

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SONNY JACOB, 80, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Sonny Jacob, 80, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Cincinnati, OH on September 26, 1940, a son of the late Clara (Schaaf) and Clarence Jacob. 

He was a retired warehouse lead man at ITT Grinell. 

SURVIVORS:
Wife: Paulette (Polly) Hopper Jacob 
1 stepson: Shannon McGowan 
1 grandson: Coty McGowan (Laura) 
1 great-grandson: Hunter McGowan 
Special niece: Beth Stephens 
Best friend: furry companion "Bailey"

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Clara Taylor & Mary German and a stepson, Shane McGowan. 

Graveside Service: Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at the Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery in Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Nick Armstrong officiating.


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

 

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MARSHALL M. WILLIAMS, 83, JAMESTOWN, KY


Marshall M. Williams, 83, of Jamestown, KY passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021 in Jamestown. He was born in Jamestown, KY on November 21, 1937, a son of the late Jaovel (Clayton) and Morris Williams. 

Marshall was a member of Greens Chapel Baptist Church and was retired from the State Highway Department 

SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Marcella Green (Henry) of Lawrenceville, GA and Sharon Pipkin (Michael) of Columbia, KY
3 sons: Mark Williams of Angel City, Philippines; James Williams of Jamestown, KY; and Jeffery T. Williams of Jamestown, KY
4 sisters: Betty Morris of Indianapolis, IN; Evelyn Smith of Marion, IN; Sandra Walker of Ballwin, MO; and Teresa Knox of Indianapolis, IN
1 brother: Terry Williams of Marion, IN
3 granddaughters: Angel Williams, Brittany Williams, and Jessica Williams

4 great-grandchildren

A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ann Williams; 3 brothers: Paul Williams, Alfred Williams, and Melvin B. Williams; and a sister, Barbara Williams Jones. 

Graveside Service: Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 1:30pmCT at Greens Chapel Cemetery in Jamestown, KY with Rev. A.R. Taylor, Jr. officiating

Family request memorial donations to the Greens Chapel Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 442, Columbia, KY 42728.

 

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ADAM DYSON, 35, JAMESTOWN, KY


Adam Dyson, 35, of Jamestown, KY passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Russell County Hospital in Russell Springs, KY.  He was born in Somerset, KY on December 13, 1985, a son of Karen (Kempf) and John M. Dyson of Jamestown, KY. 

Adam was the Activity Director at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown, KY. 

SURVIVORS:
Wife: Megan (Blakey) Dyson of Jamestown
1 son: Emmett James Dyson of Jamestown

Parents: John & Karen Dyson of Jamestown
Father & mother-in-law: Jr. & Deidre Blakey of Jamestown
2 sisters: Kindra Abney (John) of Mount Dora, FL; Steffani Miller (Cliff) of Richmond, KY
1 sister-in-law: Katlin Dowell (Steven) of Lexington, KY 
Nieces & nephews: Isabella Abner, Gabriella Abner, Callie Miller, Cole Miller & Drake Dowell
A host of aunts, uncles, and cousins

Adam was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Gil and Mickey Kempf; paternal grandparents, Richard and Leona P. Dyson; and his grandparent-in-laws, L.G. and Reba Blakey and James David Gaskin. 

Funeral Service: Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 6:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with John Abner officiating

Visitation: Saturday 3:30pm-6:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel

Interment: Jamestown Cemetery 

Pallbearers: Derek Stephens, Luke Stephens, Adam Stille, Jason Kempf, Steven Dowell, Cody Fenske, Dustin Baird, Cliff Miller, Tim Wade, Dylan Smith, David Kelch and Sam Amirante. 

Family request memorial donations to the Emmett James Dyson future fund and can be made at the funeral home. 

 

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MARY ANN WRIGHT, 50, JAMESTOWN, KY


Mary Ann Wright, 50, of Jamestown, KY passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at home. She was born on February 26, 1971 in Albany, KY, a daughter of the late Lloyd and Rosie Melton Brown. 
 

She was a homemaker who loved spending time with her grandchildren. Mary enjoyed working in her flowers and gardening. She was a member of Poplar Grove Church.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: Mitchell Wright (and Lacey) of Dunnville, KY, Heather Edmonds (and Isaac) of Russell Springs, KY and Jacob Wright (and Karis) of Jamestown, KY

2 brothers: Raymond Brown (and Teresa) of Albany, KY and Bill Brown (and Shelia) of Columbia, KY

3 sisters: Lola Cape (and Gary), Anna Helm and Linda Brown, all of Columbia, KY

7 grandchildren: Tucker Wright, Braydon Edmonds, Abigail Edmonds, Natalie Wright, Kayonna Wright, Benjamin Downs and Davonica Downs

Former spouse: William Wright of Dunnville, KY

 

Along with her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her brother, Danny Brown; her sister, Shirley Brown; and her brother-in-law, Marty Helm.

 

Funeral service: 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 23, 2021 at Bernard Funeral Home
 

Burial: Kean Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00 a.m. on Friday

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mary Ann Wright Memorial Fund, c/o Bernard Funeral Home, P.O. Box 308, Russell Springs, KY 42642.

 

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

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MARGARET ROBERTSON, 68, JAMESTOWN, KY


Margaret Robertson, 68, of Jamestown, KY, passed away Monday, July 19th, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Jamestown, KY on December 18, 1952, a daughter of the late Edna (Glover) and Bramlett Mann. 

Margaret was a Homemaker 

SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Juanita Stephens of Russell Springs, KY

1 son: Shannon Robertson of Nancy, KY
1 sister: Alice Mann of Jamestown, KY
1 brother: David Mann of Jamestown, KY

5 Grandchildren

4 Great Grandchildren

Special nephew: Jakahri Brown

A host of other nieces & nephews

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by 3 brothers: infant Ronald Franklin Mann, Larry Mann and Irvin Mann and 2 sisters: Lora Mann and Teresa Creasman.

Funeral Service: Thursday, July 22, 2021
at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Herl D. Robertson and Bro. Stevie Roy officiating

Visitation: Beginning at 11:00amCT on Thursday 

Interment: Jamestown Cemetery  

Pallbearers: Cole Mann, Johnny Mann, Travis Mann, Ronald Mann, Derick Mann, Otha Grider and Jakahri Brown

 

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JOSH FORD, 30, LOUISVILLE, KY (FORMERLY OF COLUMBIA KY)


Josh Ford, 30, of Louisville, KY, formerly of Columbia, KY died Saturday, July 17, 2021 at his residence. He was born November 23, 1990 in Campbellsville, KY and was preceded in death by his father, Gary Lynn Ford, Sr. on May 16, 2018. 
 

Josh was employed by MHS in Louisville and was an avid University of Louisville fan.

 

SURVIVORS:

His mother – Cindy Corbin Ford of Columbia

2 brothers – Brandon Hunt and his wife Shantay and Gary Lynn Ford, Jr., of Columbia

1 half-brother – Jace Mitchell Ford of Columbia

Niece – Taylor Hunt

Nephew – Jayden Coomer

Several aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends

 

Funeral Service: Friday, July 23, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Darrell Landis officiating

 

Burial: Columbia Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 5:00 P.M. Thursday

 

Casket Bearers: Rodney Ford, Chester Miller, Michael Burton, Timothy Mullins, Nick McGaha, Andrew Blair, Christian Ford, Jeremy Wade

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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JOHN "BAM" CARNEY, 51, CAMPBELLSVILLE KY

 

John Mitchel Owen “Bam” Carney, 51, of Campbellsville, KY, son of June Gabehart Carney and the late Ronnie “Don” Carney, was born September 30, 1969 in Taylor County, KY. He died at 7:02 A.M., Saturday, July 17, 2021 in Lexington.

 

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of 3 Trees Church. Bam was an educator, having taught and coached at Taylor County, Campbellsville Independent, and Washington County School Systems. He was elected in 2009 as a State Representative in the 51st District where he served until his passing.


SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Chase Carney of Seattle, Washington and Ethan Carney of Campbellsville, KY

His mother: June Carney of Campbellsville

4 brothers and sisters: LaDonna Willis and husband Tony of Columbia, Shane Carney and wife Pam of Casey Creek, Mark Carney and wife Kelly, and Amy Farmer and husband Mark of Campbellsville

7 nieces & nephews:  Keri Burton and husband Ryan, Kyle Willis, Shanna Carney, Daniel Carney, Shelby Hinton and husband Jordan, Mackenzie Carney, and Kylee Farmer

Several aunts and uncles

Many other relatives and friends

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VISITATION: 5:00pm-9:00pmET on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 and Wednesday morning July 21, 2021 at the Taylor County High School Gymnasium

FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 amET on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at the Taylor County High School Gymnasium by Rev. John Chowning and Pastor Eric Gilbert

BURIAL:  Eastridge Cemetery

PALLBEARERS:

Daniel Carney                              
Jeff Hoover                                
John Morris                                  
Stephen Rudy
Jamie Russell
Rodney Turpin
Kyle Willis
Troy Young

 

HONORARY PALLBEARERS:

Nieces and Nephews
Former Coaching Colleagues
State Legislators & Other Government Officials


EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES OR THE BAM CARNEY SCHOLARSHIP FUND AND MAY BE MADE THROUGH PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME.


PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

 

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ROBERT CLEM "BOBBY" JOHNSON, 72, COLUMBIA, KY


Robert Clem “Bobby” Johnson, 72, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, July 17, 2021 at his residence. He was born December 28, 1948 in Adair County, KY to the late Elza and Odella Burton Johnson. 
 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Johnson and 3 sisters: Priscilla Johnson, Ruby Pike and Sharon Johnson


SURVIVORS:

2 daughters – Billie Kay (Todd) Wilson of Columbia and Virginia (Rob) Schenck of Earleton, Florida

2 brothers – Lee Johnson and George Johnson both of Russell Springs

1 sister – Paulette Bray of Russell Springs

Two grandchildren – Skyler and Mary Schenck

Several other relatives and friends

 

The family has chosen cremation and a celebration of his life will be held later.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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LETTIE JANE BURTON, 86, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Lettie Jane Burton, 86, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Campbellsville Nursing and Rehab in Campbellsville, KY. She was born on June 6, 1935 in Adair County to the late James Denton and Martha Viola Hadley Burton. 

 

Mrs. Burton was a member of Bloomington Chapel Brethren in Christ Church.
 

SURVIVORS:

2 children: Marilyn Sullivan (Keith) of Elkhorn, KY and Terry Burton (Sandra) of Newville, PA;

1 grandson: Alan Burton (Anne) of Roanoke, VA

1 great grandson: Brandon Burton of Roanoke, VA

 

Graveside Service: 1:00pmCT on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at the Haven Hill Cemetery. 


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

 

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WILLIAM RAY CORBIN, 69, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
William Ray Corbin, 69, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021 at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Jamestown, KY after a long illness due to a stroke. Ray was born March 19, 1952 in Adair County, KY to the late Ray K. Corbin and Lela Roberts. 
 
He was a carpenter. Ray loved his truck and enjoyed going 4-wheeling and playing in the mud. He was a member of  Russell Springs Christian Church and loved attending when able. 
 
In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his step-mother, Dorothy Roberts Corbin. 
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife of 48 years: Janet Peters Corbin
2 brothers: Douglas Corbin of Jamestown, KY; Michael Corbin of Glasgow, KY
1 sister: Ilene Coomer of Russell Springs, KY
4 brothers-in-law, 3 sisters-in-law
Several nieces, nephews, and cousins
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 12:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Brother Carroll Egnew and Brother Steven Corbin officiating
 
Burial: Spring Lake Cemetery
 
Visitation: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 after 8:00amCT 
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Russell Springs Christian Church, PO Box 1207, Russell Springs, KY 42642.
 
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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CORTANY GAIL GILES, 32, KNIFLEY, KY

 

Cortany Gail Giles, 32, of Knifley, KY died July 4, 2021 in Knifley, KY. She was born in Louisville, KY on November 9, 1988 to the late Wilda Jo Green Giles and William Mitchell Giles of Knifley (who survives).

 

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a sister, Brittany Giles.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: Braedyn, Dakota and Zander Giles

Her father: William Mitchell Giles of Knifley, KY

2 sisters: Tiffany Nicole Crow (Ryan) and Heather Lee Giles, both of Knifley, KY

Several nieces & nephews

 

The family chose cremation and a celebration of life service will be held at a later date. 

 

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

 

 

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GAY MANN, 54, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Gay L. Mann, 54, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at T.J. Health Columbia. Gay was born September 4, 1966 in Indianapolis, IN, the daughter of the late Virginia Landis and Dwight Landis (who survives).
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: Ian Mann of Russell Springs, KY
4 Daughters: Brittani Betz (Justin) of Columbia, KY; Cassi Roy (Travis) and Hannah Mann, both of Russell Springs, KY; Ashley Gibson (Scott) of Science Hill, KY
Father: Dwight Landis 
1 Brother: Dee Landis of Naples, FL
5 grandchildren (& 1 expected in September)
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 10:00amCT at 1450 Purdy-Sano Road in Columbia, KY
 
Interment: In the Family Cemetery in Columbia, KY
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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RAYMOND "RAY" BENAITIS, 78, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 
Raymond “Ray” Benaitis, 78, of Moss Road in Campbellsville, KY passed away early Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at his home. He was the son of the late Anthony and Helen (Brazaitis) Benaitis and was born October 2, 1942 in Chicago, IL.

 

Ray had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Mt. Roberts Baptist Church. He was a precision grinding machinist. Ray, as he was mostly called, was an opera music fanatic and enjoyed singing it as well. He liked country and western music, enjoyed cooking and was a fix-it man. He also enjoyed deer hunting and fishing.

 

SURVIVORS:
His wife: Viola (Willis) Benaitis of Campbellsville
4 children: Raymond Benaitis, Jr & wife Shannon, Sean Benaitis & wife Dannette, Anita Daniels and David Gall, all of Illinois
3 sisters: Alvina and Helen Ann both of Illinois and Katherine & husband David of Indiana
13 grandchildren & a host of great-grandchildren
Sister-in-law: Norene Feese
Special friend: Mike Best 
A host of other relatives and friends
 
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Funeral Service: Saturday at 2:00pmET at L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville with Bro. Michael Woodrum officiating
 
Burial: Absher Cemetery in Adair County
 
Visitation: After 10:30amET on Saturday
 

The funeral service will be streamed online on the L.R. Petty Funeral Home Facebook page.

 

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

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ROLLIN FLATT, 88, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Rollin E. Flatt, 88, of Russell Springs, KY, passed away Tuesday, July 13th, at Russell County Hospital. He was born in Creelsboro, KY on April 15, 1933, a son of the late Daisy Ruth (Hughes) and Earl E. Flatt.
 
Rollin was the husband of Wanda (Pierce) Flatt of Russell Springs, KY.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Melvin E. Flatt & Marlene of Columbia, KY
A host of nieces and nephews 
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 2 brothers: Billy Flatt and Harold Flatt and a sister, Helen Flatt.
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 10:00amCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Larry Johnson officiating
 
Visitation: Friday 5:00pm-8:00pmCT 
 
Interment: Russell Springs City Cemetery 
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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PHILLIP J. RUSSELL, 54, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Phillip J. Russell, 54, of Jamestown, KY passed away Monday, July 12, 2021 at Russell County Hospital. He was born in Marion County, IN on January 19, 1967, a son of the late Maxine (Warriner) and Billy Russell
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sisters: Treva Russell of Columbia, KY; Rena Miller of Russell Springs, KY 
3 brothers: Avery Russell of Columbia, KY; Roger Russell and Randy Russell both of Jamestown, KY
A host of nieces & nephews 
 
The family chose care and cremation and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
 

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LUCY CAPE, 69, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Lucy K. Cape, 69, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at her residence.  She was born on March 15, 1952 in Glasgow, KY to the late John Wesley and Sarah Lois Mercer Hodges.  
 
Lucy was a former employee of Sumitomo in Edmonton and enjoyed crocheting and working crossword puzzles. She was a loving and caring person to everyone and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
 
Lucy was also preceded in death by 2 siblings: Lera Mae Hodges and Wesley Allen Hodges.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: Leonard Cape of Columbia, KY
1 brother: John Russell Hodges (Patsy) of Darlington, IN
2 sisters: Judy Carol Hodges of Lafayette, IN and Brenda Gale Hodges Imes (Kevin) of Cincinnati, OH
Her step-mother: Alyen Hodges of Cofax, IN
A cousin: Steve Hodges (Kari) of Glasgow, KY
Several nieces and nephews
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 10:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Cary Dunbar officiating
 
Burial: Moore Cemetery
 
Visitation: Saturday from 4:00-8:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 

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OWEN LEE POLLARD, 98, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Owen Lee Pollard, 98, of Columbia, KY passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 1:20pm at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY surrounded by his family. He was born in Adair County on October 24, 1922 to the late Mont and Emma Garmon Pollard.  
 
Mr. Pollard was also preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Gladys Evelyn Curry Pollard.
 
Before becoming homebound, he attended Victory Community Church in Columbia, KY.  Owen was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, a loving husband, father and grandfather.
 
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Pollard and 3 brothers: Lester, Robert “Bud” and Grover Pollard.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: George Pollard & wife Melody of Columbia, KY
2 daughters: Brenda Smith & future husband John English of Russell Springs, KY; Sally Kemp & husband Jimmy of Columbia, KY
6 grandchildren: Troy Pollard & wife Susan of Columbia, KY; Tammy Crew & husband Jeff of Jamestown, KY; Captain Retired Shane Pollard & wife Stephanie of Huntsville, AL; Dr. Lindsey Smith Wilson & husband Jason, Lacey Smith and Logan Smith all of Russell Springs, KY; Josh Kemp & wife Jennifer and Nick Kemp & wife Whitney of Columbia, KY
9 great-grandchildren: Jordan, Emma, Rachel, Lily Kate and Lexie Pollard, Cody Grant, Evelyn and Easton Wilson and Syrus Bond
2 sisters: Catherine Williams of Campbellsville, KY; Louise Brockman of Columbia, KY
A host of other relatives & friends
 
Funeral Service: Friday, July 16, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Henson, Rev. Dwan Hadley and Rev. Ralph Tennyson officiating 
 
Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery
 
Visitation: Thursday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and on Friday morning until time for the service 
 
Pallbearers: Shane Pollard, Troy Pollard, Logan Smith, Jason Wilson, Ty Hodges, Cody Grant, Tammy Crew and Phil Aaron.
 

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EVA ANN STONE, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Eva Ann Stone, daughter of Ron Stone and Paige Dunn of Columbia, KY died Saturday, July 10, 2021 at St. Joseph East in Lexington, KY.

 

 

SURVIVORS:

Her parents: Ron Stone and Paige Dunn of Columbia, KY

2 sisters: Her twin, Genesis Renee Stone and Emma Grace Burton

Paternal grandparents: Ronnie and Connie Stone of Columbia, KY

Maternal grandparents: Leslie Herald of Columbia, KY Denton and Betty Dunn of Casey County, KY

Maternal great-grandmother: Pam Gabbard of Buckhorn, KY

3 aunts: Brittany Dunn, Emily Sneed and Amy Morgan

3 uncles: Brandon Colwell, Kaleb Dunn and Cody Vest

 

Graveside Service: Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Columbia Cemetery

 

There will be no visitation.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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THELMA IRENE PATTON GARCIA, 84, FALLBROOK, CA (FORMERLY OF COLUMBIA, KY)

 
Thelma Irene Patton Garcia, 84, of Fallbrook, CA and formerly of Columbia, KY died Friday, July 2, 2021 at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, CA. She was born on March 8, 1937 in Cincinnati, OH to the late William H. and Ethel Brown Patton.  
 
Thelma was a member of the Egypt Christian Church, Order of the Eastern Star and U. S. Embassy Wife’s Club. She was an entrepreneur and owned her own floral design company, but the joy of her life was being a loving wife to Don and mother to Tom and Tim. 
 
In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Sgt. Major Don Garcia who was retired from the United State Marine Corps with US Embassy assignments worldwide; 2 brothers: Nathaniel Patton and Herman Patton; and 3 sisters: Dorothy Patton, Linda Sue Patton and Hilda Ellis. 
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: Thomas Anthony Garcia (Daria) of Fallbrook, CA and Timothy William Garcia of Ashville, NC
3 grandchildren: Michael, Marina and Marissa
1 brother: Rev. Paul Patton (Carol) of Columbia, KY
3 sisters: Helen Meredith (Marvin) of Kingsport, TN, Shirley Hansford (William, deceased) of Liberty, KY and Wanda Frederick (Gary) of Cincinnati, OH
Several nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives
 

Mrs. Garcia chose cremation and a celebration of life service will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021 at 12:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

 

Visitation will be on Friday after 10:00amCT at the funeral home. 

 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift honoring Thelma's legacy may be shared with Christian Care Communities, 12710 Townepark Way, Louisville KY 40243 orwww.ChristianCareCommunities.org/donate-now.
 

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GENE WAYNE BARNES, 78, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Gene Wayne Barnes, 78, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021 at Russell County Hospital. He was born on April 9, 1943 in Russell County, KY, the son of the late Joseph B. and Dollie Mae Wilson Barnes. 
 

Gene married Joyce Kilpatrick on December 20, 1961. 
 

He was the owner and operator of Russell Springs Milling Company for over 60 years and was a member of Russell Springs Christian Church.

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife: Joyce Barnes

1 son: Ricky Barnes (and Sherri) of Russell Springs, KY

3 grandchildren: Joseph Trevor Barnes (and Kirsten Haste), Nicholas Wayne Barnes (and Chandra), and Kaitlyn McQueary (and Dylan)

 

Along with his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his brothers: William “Billy” Barnes and Joseph McDowell Barnes.

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 3:00pmCT at Russell Springs Christian Church with Bro. Carroll Egnew and Bro. Don Emerson officiating

 

Burial: Russell Springs City Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 1:00pmCT on Thursday at the church

 

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

 

Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

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CONSTANCE "CONNIE" HOPPER JONES, 71, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Constance “Connie” Hopper Jones, 71, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at her home. She was born in Louisville, KY on November 18, 1949, a daughter of the late Jetha Hopper and Evelyn Katzman Hopper (who survives).  
 
She was a graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Pharmacy and worked for her dad at Hopper Drug Store in Russell Springs for several years, then worked at a pharmacy in Liberty, KY until retiring. Connie was an active member of Liberty Baptist Church in Russell Springs, leading the church choir for years.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband of 46 years: Edward Jones
1 son: Brent Jones (& Melanie) of Bowling Green, KY
1 daughter: Laura Woodrum of Russell Springs, KY
Her mother: Evelyn Hopper of Russell Springs, KY
1 brother: Ronald Hopper (& Karen) of Russell Springs, KY
1 sister: Rebecca Higginbotham (& Rudy) of Columbia, KY
5 grandchildren: Lydia Jones, Davis Jones, Emersyn Jones, Camryn Woodrum & Owen Woodrum
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, July 15, 202 at 11:00amCT at Liberty Baptist Church of Russell Springs with Bro. Casey Baker and Bro. Greg Estes officiating  
 
Burial: Russell Springs City Cemetery
 
Visitation: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at Liberty Baptist Church
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Liberty Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1859, Russell Springs, KY 42642
 
Pallbearers: Matthew Hopper, Jansen Hopper, Patrick Higginbotham, Darrell Coffey, Charles Smith and Billy Selby.
 
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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REBECCA ANN "BECKY" CONOVER STRANGE, 46, KNIFLEY, KY

 

Rebecca Ann “Becky” Conover Strange, 46, of Knifley, KY died Sunday, July 11, 2021 at the TJ Health Columbia Emergency Room as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born May 4, 1975 in Adair County, KY to Rev. Gene and the late Cathy Johnson Conover. 

 

Becky graduated from Adair County High School and Lindsey Wilson College. She was a member, teen class Sunday School teacher and was very involved with the Ladies Ministries at Columbia Church of God. She was also an independent Scentsy consultant along with her husband, Brian, and loved crafting.

 

Becky loved life and was always concerned about those around her and was always there to lend a listening ear or a helping hand, often going above and beyond, even when she didn’t feel like it herself. Her smile was infectious and her sassiness is what made her so unique. She lived a godly life in word and deed and she was never tired of sharing her testimony or the love of Jesus.

 

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her grandparents: Rufus & Lillie Conover, Richard & Ada Guffey, Fred Johnson, and Pat York; and a brother-in-law, Troy Strange.

 

SURVIVORS:

Husband: Brian Strange of Knifley, KY

1 son: Jordan Simpson of Columbia, KY

Her Dad: Rev. Gene Conover of Columbia, KY

3 brothers: Larry (Pat) Conover, Gary (Janice) Conover and Jon (Peggy) Conover all of Columbia, KY

2 sisters: Teresa (David) Thompson of Georgetown, KY; Pamela (Stacey) Popplewell of Russell Springs, KY

Father-in-law & mother-in-law: Bobby and Dorothy Strange of Columbia, KY

Brother-in-law & sisters-in-law: Mark & Norma Bright and Tonia Strange, all of Columbia, KY

Special niece: Darika Jo Conover (who shared her birthday)

Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, & cousins

A host of friends, family, church family and her special Sunday School Class

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Troy Long officiating

 

Burial: Freedom Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 4:00 P.M. Wednesday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  

 

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JERRY JONES-JOHNSON, 91, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Jerry Jones-Johnson, 91, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at her home. Born on October 10, 1929 in the Esto Community of Russell County, she was the daughter of the late Carl B. and Elizabeth Oakes Phelps. 
 
Known by many as “Miss Jerry,” she was a retired teacher for the Russell County Board of Education with 33 years of dedicated service. She was also a member of Russell Springs Christian Church.
 
In addition to her parents, Miss Jerry was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Wallace Jones, who passed away on August 29, 1988; one son, Alan Phelps Jones; one grandson, Paul Alan Jones; one brother, John D. Phelps; and one nephew, John Carl Phelps.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: Benge Johnson of Russell Springs
1 great-grandson: Andrew Johnson
1 great-granddaughter: Morgan Jones
Sister-in-law & soul mate: Judy Phelps
Nephew: Jacob Phelps
Niece: Elizabeth Hopper
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Carroll Egnew, Bro. Mark Hale, and Bro. Don Emerson officiating
 
Burial: Phelps Cemetery
 
Visitation: From 12:00-2:00pmCT on Wednesday
 
Pallbearers: Jacob Phelps, Mitchell Richards, Jansen Hopper, Andrew Jones, Mark Hale, and Mike Egnew.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Russell Springs Christian Church, P.O. Box 1207, Russell Springs, KY 42642; or Phelps Cemetery, c/o Judy Phelps, 2260 West Hwy 92, Jamestown, KY 42629.
 
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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AVIS MCLEAN, 86, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Avis McLean, 86, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Cumberland Valley Manor in Burkesville. She was born October 25, 1934 in Russell County.  
 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Beulah McElroy Burton,; her father, Velmar “Zero” Burton; her husband, Earl McLean; one son, Jeffery Scott McLean; one daughter, Theresa Bailey; a son-in-law, Bill Cundiff; and a great-great grandchild, Gracelynn Stapleton.  

 

Ms. McLean was a founder and former President of McLean & Sons Construction and a member of Columbia Church of God.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: David (Teresa) McLean and Phillip (Judy) McLean all of Columbia

4 daughters: Pam (Tim) Hicks of Burkesville, Sandra Cundiff of Columbia, Debra (Jimmy) Martin of Dunnville and Melissa (Davin) Simpson of Harrodsburg

19 Grandchildren 

A host of great and great-great grandchildren

1 son-in-law: Phil Bailey of Columbia 

1 nephew: Steven McElroy

 

Funeral service: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Rev. C.R. Payne officiating

 

Burial: Columbia Cemetery

 

Visitation:  After 5:00 P.M. Monday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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KEVIN ALAN RUSSELL, 43, JAMESTOWN, KY


Kevin Alan Russell, 43, of Jamestown, KY, passed away Friday, July 9th, at his residence. He was born in Noblesville, IN on November 8, 1977, a son of Joann (Warriner) and Danny Russell.

Kevin worked at Stephens Pipe and Steel 

SURVIVORS:

His parents: Danny and Joann Russell of Jamestown, KY 
1 sister: Angela Martin of Liberty, KY
1 brother: Gary Russell of Russell Springs, KY 

He was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Russell. 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 11:00amCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Eric Antle officiating


Visitation: Monday from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and Tuesday until time for the funeral at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel

Interment: Jamestown Cemetery

 

Pallbearers: Cody Martin, Caleb Russell, Gared Russell, Kenny Martin, Gary Russell and Jason Burgess. 
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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BETTY ANN BUCKLER, 74, DUNNVILLE, KY

 

Betty Ann Buckler, 74, of Dunnville, KY passed away Friday, July 9, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Russell Springs, KY on March 2, 1947, a daughter of the late Mary Ellen (Ford) and Walter A. Russell. 

Betty was a retired Med Tech from Fair Oaks Nursing Home and the wife of Bill Buckler. 

SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: JoAnn Shofner of Dunnville, KY

2 sisters: Brenda Wilson and Melissa Passmore, both of Russell Springs, KY
2 brothers: Ollace Russell and Vernon Russell, both of Jamestown, KY
3 grandchildren & 6 great-grandchildren 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by 4 brothers: Wallace Russell, Douglas Russell, James Bryant Russell, and Earl Wayne Russell and by 3 sisters: Linda Brummett, Sandra Polston and Paula Crawhorn.

Funeral Service: Monday, July 12, 2021 at 10:00amET at Bethel United Baptist Church in Dunnville, KY with Bro. Delvin Wilson officiating

Visitation: After 5:00pmET on Sunday at the church 

Interment: Buckler Cemetery in Dunnville, KY
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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ANNA LOU BRYANT, 81, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Anna Lou Bryant, 81, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at her home. She was born on March 22, 1940 in the Montpelier Community of Russell County, the daughter of the late George Elford and Letha Bradshaw Hayes.  
 
Anna Lou loved gardening, crafts and her family. She showed her love through her deeds and would do anything she could for her people, complaining all the while.
 
Along with her parents, Anna Lou was preceded in death by her brother, George Garrett Hayes; and by 2 sisters: Tresia Higginbotham and Helen Morgan.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 sons: Jacky Bryant of Jamestown, KY; Tony Bryant (Kim) of Owensboro, KY; and Scott Bryant (Renee) of Burlington, North Carolina
1 daughter: Shella Skaggs (Joel) of Russell Springs
1 sister: Wanda Sullivan (Jerry) of Russell Springs
5 grandchildren: Whitney Barger (Michael), Chase Skaggs (Rebecca), Jacob Bryant (Laura), Hannah Silverman (Skylar) and Hayden Bryant
8 great-grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Burial: Russell Springs City Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 1:00pmCT on Saturday
 
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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MARY LOU ASHBROOK, 94, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Mary Lou Ashbrook, 94, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Jamestown, KY. Born on May 11, 1927 in Adair County, KY, she was the only child of the late Virtus and Myrtle Reese Conover. 
 
Mary was a retired seamstress and a member of White’s Chapel Separate Baptist Church. She also attended Coffey’s Grove Separate Baptist Church with her family. Mary enjoyed sewing, working with her flowers, and the company of her dog. 
 
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Ashbrook, who passed away on January 31, 1996; two sons, Alan Ashbrook and James Ashbrook; and two daughters, Diana Atchley and Brenda Ashbrook. 
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Carolyn Collins (and Lynn) of Russell Springs
3 grandchildren: Eddie Ashbrook, Nick Collins, and Justin Lee
A host of step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren
Special friend: Marsha Brower
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Garnett Hammond officiating
 
Burial: Freedom Cemetery in Adair County 
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Sunday
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations of sympathy be made to the Freedom Cemetery Fund.
 
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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SAMMY DEWAYNE KING, 71, COLUMBIA, KY


COLUMBIA, KY., Sammy DeWayne King, 71, of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, July 4, 2021 at his residence. He was born on Harrison Avenue in Central City, KY on September 15, 1949 the son of Elentrial King and Sally Kate Morgan King.
 

He was a UMWA coal miner working for Peabody and Island Creek Mines and he retired from the TVA Paradise Steam Plant where he worked in operations. He was a member of Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Central City, and he was a lifetime member of Masonic Lodge #673 in Central City, KY. He was a Vietnam era Army veteran attaining the rank of Sergeant.   

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers Bobby King, Ernest Ray King, and Roger Arnold.

 

He is survived by his wife of 30 years Pamela Kaye Knight King of Columbia, daughter Brandi Brooks of Central City, son Chance D. King of Beattyville, 3 grandchildren Samantha Dennel, Robert Eversole, and Grady King, 8 great grandchildren Cameron, Hunter, Jaden, Trinity, Raelynn, Kylee, Maryella, and Jaxton, 1 sister Gennie (John Crymes) Tapp of Bald Knob, AR., 2 brothers Billy (Donna) King of McHenry and Jimmy (Regina) Arnold of Central City.

 

Masonic services will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 6:00PM at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, KY with military honors to follow.

 

Friends may call after 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Friday, July 9, 2021 at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville.

 

Online condolences to the family may be made atwww.garysfuneralhome.net

 

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SONDRA CAMPBELL WOOLDRIDGE, 75, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Sondra Campbell Wooldridge, 75, of Jamestown, KY passed away on Sunday, July 4, 2021 at Russell County Hospital following long battle with multiple sclerosis. Born on September 7, 1945, Sondra was the daughter of the late James Edward and Florence Mann Campbell.  
 
She was born and raised in Creelsboro and enjoyed reliving and sharing stories from her home community. She was a dairy farmer and was retired from Fruit of the Loom. Sondra was very devoted to her family and was an avid history buff and a collector of Civil War books and memorabilia. She was a member of French Valley United Methodist Church.
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her former spouse, Robert Glenn Wooldridge.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Karen (and Barry) Bradshaw and Kathie (and Kevin) Bernard, both of Russell Springs 
5 grandchildren: Katlyn (and Byron) Raines, Logan (and Jalyn) Robertson, Steven Bernard, Dawson Bradshaw, and Sarah Bernard, all of Russell Springs
3 great-grandchildren: Layton & Levi Robertson and Bexley Raines, all of Russell Springs
2 sisters: Judy (and Elvis) York and Ann McGowan
1 brother: Daryl (and Paulette) Campbell
1 sister-in-law: Martha Faye (and Michael) Ayers
1 nephew & 3 nieces: Gerald McGowan, Shelley McGowan, Melissa Estep and Michelle Phillips
1 great-nephew: Cam Smith
 
Funeral Service: Friday, July 9, 2021 at 11:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Edwards officiating
 
Burial: Russell County Memorial Gardens
 
Visitation: Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 5:00pm-8:30pmCT and on Friday morning prior to the funeral service at Bernard Funeral Home 
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland or to the charity of one’s choice.
 
Pallbearers: Barry Bradshaw, Kevin Bernard, Logan Robertson, Byron Raines, Steven Bernard, and Dawson Bradshaw.
 
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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GLENDA ALLEN KING, 65, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Glenda Allen King, 65, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, July 4, 2021 at her residence. She was born on January 15, 1956 in Hamilton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Thomas Agent and Christine Baker Agent.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: Roy King of Russell Springs, KY
2 Daughters: Jessica King of Russell Springs, KY and Tabitha King of Corbin, KY
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Ridge Church of God, 170 Stephens Ridge Road, Russell Springs, KY with Bro.Lindsey Cornett officiating
 
Visitation: Beginning at 1:00pmCT on Thursday at the church
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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DANNY WENDELL BUSTER, 80, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Danny Wendell Buster, 80, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021 at Russell County Hospital. Danny was born on March 24, 1941 in Creelsboro, the son of the late Wendell H. and Ruth Viola Caddell Buster. 
 

He was a veteran of the United States Army. Danny worked 34 years with the General Electric Company and 16 years with Russell County Hospital. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, trips to Renfro Valley and was a lover of all kinds of music. His passion was anything Creelsboro, his home community, his main stay.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Daniel Buster (Kasey McGowan and Abbie), of Russell Springs

His “Very Special Lady”, Janet Wilson of Russell Springs

2 nephews: Donnie Andrew and David Andrew (Joross)

2 nieces: Debbie Grider (Steve) and Patricia Lowhorn

2 great-nephews: Elliott Grider and Scott Rose (Jenny)

2 great-nieces: Jodie Brown and Allie Andrew

 

Along with his parents, Danny was preceded in death by his brother, Dale O. Buster; his sister, Patsy Buster Twyford; and his niece, Judy Morrison.

 

Funeral service: 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at Bernard Funeral Home

 

Burial: Buster Family Cemetery in Creelsboro

 

Pallbearers: Daniel Buster, Steve Lawhorn, Kevin Bell, Steve Grider, Elliott Grider and Jeff Wilson.

 

Visitation: After 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at Bernard Funeral Home

 

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

 

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BERNICE BEASLEY CHILDRESS, 91, DUNNVILLE, KY


Bernice Beasley Childress, 91, of Dunnville, KY passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Fair Oaks Health and Rehab in Jamestown. Born on April 12, 1930 in Pulaski County, KY, Bernice was the daughter of the late Virgil Beasley and Mahaley Parton Beasley Redmon.


She was a devoted homemaker, foster parent, clerk, and cook. Bernice was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. 

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Robert Lee Childress of Dunnville, KY

2 daughters: Gail (Gary) Gosser of Russell Springs, and Diana (Talmadge) Derringer of Campbellsville, KY

1 grandson: Travis (Michelle) Gosser of Bardstown, KY

1 granddaughter-in-law: Crystal Gosser of Russell Springs, KY

3 great-grandchildren: Logan, Landon, and Kaleb Gosser

 

In addition to her parents, Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Childress, who passed away on January 19, 2017; 3 brothers: Estil Beasley, Millard Beasley, and Leonard Beasley; 7 sisters: Bertha McKinley, Gertrude Fox, Dora Baugh, Irene Baugh, Bessie Tarter, Ersie Delk, and Aldena Roberts; and one grandson, Trevor Gosser. 

 

Funeral Service: 1:00pmCT on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Brother Mark Yaden and Brother Dwight Coffman officiating
 

Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Oak Grove Baptist Church

 

Pallbearers: Alan Patterson, Keith Patterson, John Bastin, Jason Bastin, Jamie Walters, Logan Gosser, Landon Gosser, and Kaleb Gosser. 

 

Honorary Pallbearers: Plano Fox, Dale Patterson, Don Lawson, Dennis Blakey, Noel Walters, Jim Tucker, Mike Bastin, and Winfred Harris. 

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Gideon’s International or the charity of one’s choice.

 

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SUSANNA BURKETT, 77, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Susanna C. Burkett, 77, of Russell Springs, KY, passed away Friday, July 2, 2021 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY. Susanna was born in Russell Springs, KY on August 25, 1943, a daughter of the late Rosalia E. (Scales) and Leo L. Roy. 

She was a homemaker. 

SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Joanna Eads (Greg) of Russell Springs, KY
1 son: Daniel Burkett (Anita) of Windsor, KY
1 sister: Evona Withers of Russell Springs, KY
2 brothers: Berlon Roy of Glasgow, KY; Vernon Roy of Phoenix, AZ
3 grandchildren: Gregory Eads, Jason Eads and Joshua Burkett

2 great-granddaughters: Lillie & Emerie

A host of nieces & nephews

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Everett Burkett; 1 sister, Gertrude Gosser; and 3 brothers: Garlen Roy, Golden Roy and Ansel Roy. 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Paul Roy officiating

Visitation: Tuesday from 1:00pm-2:00pmCT at H. E. Pruitt Memory Chapel

Interment: Union Cemetery in Russell Springs, KY

Pallbearers: Gregory Eads, Jason Eads, Joshua Burkett, Greg Eads and Michael Ford. 

 

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MINDY ROXANNE FORD CURRY, 60, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Mindy Roxanne Ford-Curry, 60, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY. Born on January 10, 1961, she was daughter of the late A.G. Ford and Emily Guffey.
 

Mindy was married to Davis Curry for 22 years. She worked for many years at Fruit of the Loom and Kroger.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Samuel (and Miranda) Dever of Fort Stewart, Georgia

3 grandsons: Branson, Elias, and Gabriel

Mother: Emily Guffey

5 brothers: Michael (and Mary) Ford, Peter (and Edith) Ford, Matthew Ford, John (and Lila) Ford,  and Mark (and Sheila) Ford; and two sisters, Jennifer (and Eric) Humble, and Courtenay (and Tim) Brown

 

Mindy was preceded in death by her father and a daughter, Bethany Ford. 

 

Funeral service: 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Ford officiating

 

Burial: Lucinda Cemetery

 

Visitation: 12:00 PM to 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday

 

Pallbearers

Her brothers: Michael Ford, Peter Ford, Matthew Ford, John Ford, and Mark Ford; and Gregory Curry. 

 

Arrangements for Mindy are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.

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JAMES JACKSON BOLIN, 82, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
James Jackson Bolin, 82, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Friday, July 2, 2021 at his residence. He was born on Wednesday, May 24 1939, in Russell Springs, KY, the son of the late William James & Mary Branham Bolin.
 
He was a janitorial worker and member of Caldwell Ridge Separate Baptist Church.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Imogene Coffey Bolin of Russell Springs, KY
3 Sons: Kevin Posey (Tina) of Waynesburg, KY; Bill Posey (Brenda) of Russell Springs, KY; Carl Posey (Cheryl) of Russell Springs, KY
4 grandchildren: Dustin Posey (Whitney Wade), Bryson Conder, Brenna Posey (Zac Oakes), Trevor Posey (Cassie)
3 great-grandchildren: Ethan, Landon and Holden Posey
 
Funeral Service: Monday, July 5, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Phillip Miller officiating
 
Visitation: After 12:00pmCT on Monday
 
Interment: Humble Cemetery in Russell Springs, KY
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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NANCY LOUISE CRUZ, 62, ALBANY, KY

 

Nancy Louise Cruz, 62, of Albany, KY died Saturday, July 3, 2021 at the Clinton County Hospital  Emergency Room in Albany. She was born March 29, 1959 in Adair County, KY to the late Charlie and Mary Evelyn Mann Wilson. 
 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 daughters: Misty Michelle Dial and Mary Jane Lopez and a granddaughter, Emily Dial.

 

SURVIVORS:
4 sons: Michael ( Lee Ann) Dial of Columbia, Samuel (Ciara) Dial of Albany, Tomas Cruz of Columbia, Jose Cruz of Louisville

1 daughter: Rosa Cruz of Albany

12 grandchildren

4 great-grandchildren

 

Graveside Service: Monday, July 5, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Milltown Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Keith officiating

 

Visitation: After 10:30 A.M. Monday at Milltown Cemetery

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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WANDA DIANE MURPHY, 72, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Wanda Diane Murphy, 72, of Columbia, KY died Friday, July 2, 2021 at her home.  She was born November 30, 1948 in Cumberland County, KY to the late Earl and Pauline Flowers Groce.  
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell Leon Murphy and a brother, Jerry Groce. 
 
Diane was a member of Sparksville Church of the Nazarene and retired from Topps Safety Apparel.
 
SURVIVORS:
4 children: Tommy Murphy and Timmy Murphy both of Columbia, Tina (David) Combs and David Murphy all of Edmonton
8 grandchildren: Jessica (Nathan) Rooks, Jeff Rowe, Craig (Zikala) Furkin, Ashley (Steve) Ray, Emily (Ben) Mollerstuen, Trevor (Destiny) Murphy, Lauren (Charlie) Crawhorn and Kyndual Murphy
11 Great-Grandchildren
4 siblings, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
 
Funeral service:  Monday, July 5, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Adkins officiating
 
Burial: Antioch Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 6:00 P.M. Sunday
 
Casket Bearers:  Charlie Crawhorn, Craig Furkin, Jeff Rowe, Ben Mollersteun, Steve Ray, Trevor Murphy
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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DELORES PARSON, 82, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Dolores Parson, 82, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, July 1, 2021 at her home. She was born May 5, 1939 in Adair County, KY to the late Beckham and Essie Campbell Loy.  
 
Dolores was a member of Columbia Church of Christ and was employed at Loy’s Department Store for many years.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Parson and her brother, Kenneth Loy.  
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Brett Shepherd of Columbia
1 sister: Joyce Griffin of Crestwood
3 grandchildren: April (Shannon) Greer, Stacey (Joey) Page and Brenton Shepherd
6 great-grandchildren, 1 step-great-grandchild and 5 step-great-great-grandchildren
Special friend: Mary Jane Williams of Columbia
Several other relatives & friends
 
Funeral service: Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Hugh Gannon officiating
 
Burial: Loy Cemetery at Fairplay
 
Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Sunday
 
Casket Bearers: Shannon Greer, Joey Page, Trenton Page, Mason Hatfield, Sam Baker, Randy Griffin
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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MICHAEL THOMAS PIERCE, 29, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Michael Thomas Pierce, 29, of Russell Springs, KY passed away at his home on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Born on January 23, 1992 in Louisville, he was the only child of Francis and Katheleen Kingsbury Pierce of Russell Springs.  
 
Michael enjoyed swimming, eating fast food, and going on car rides.
 
SURVIVORS:
His parents: Francis and Katheleen Kingsbury Pierce of Russell Springs, KY
 
Visitation: 12:00pm-2:00pmCT on Sunday, July 4, 2021 at Bernard Funeral Home
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Epilepsy Foundation at Attention: Donor Services, Epilepsy Foundation, 3540 Crain Highway, Suite 675, Bowie, MD 20716.
 
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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CAROLYN FOX, 71, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Carolyn Fox, 71, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. She was born May 13, 1950 in Russell Springs, KY, the daughter of the late Delmo and Maggie Polston
 
Carolyn was a homemaker.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 Sons: Daniel Gosser, Darrin Walters and Shane Walters, all of Russell Springs, KY
1 Sister: Sherry Popplewell of Russell Springs, KY
1 Brother: Derek Polston of Russell Springs, KY
A host of grandchildren & great-grandchildren 
 
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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JOHN DAVID EMERSON, 80, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
John David Emerson, 80, of Russell Springs, KY passed away at his home on Thursday, June 30, 2021. He was born in Urbana, Illinois on September 18, 1940, son of the late Avery and Lula Aaron Emerson.  
 
John was a veteran of the United States Army.  He worked many jobs through his working years. He worked for Charlie Bell Pontiac, for Bill Prather at the Somerset Volkswagen dealership, hauled mobile homes for the Jasper Mobile Home dealership, for Fred and Morris Skidmore at Skidmore’s Used Cars, and spent many years on the road and in the shop for Jim Sharpe at Sharpe Houseboats. He made a lot friends along the way.  
 
John and his brother, “Red-eye”, loved dirt track racing. He loved sports and kept up with all the local teams. John loved watching the Cincinnati Reds. He attended the Dunnville Church of God.
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, James Avery Emerson.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Joni (and Peter) Diehl of Bozeman, Montana; Jill (and Mike) Flynn of Nancy, KY
3 grandchildren: James Marshall Maguire and Jillian Ava Maguire both of Nancy, KY; Mallory Diehl of Bozeman, Montana
Best friend: Barbara Hammond Emerson of Somerset, KY
1 brother: Tom Sanders of Helena, Montana
1 sister: Charlotte (and Ben) Smith of Indianapolis, IN
Sister-in-law: Katie Emerson of Nancy, KY
Many friends and other relatives
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 12:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Ted Stidham officiating
 
Burial: Mill Springs National Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Tuesday
 
Pallbearers: Mike Flynn, Marshall Maguire, Roy Burdine, Billy Joe Barker, Bobby Garcia.
 
A special thank you to Kay Kemp, Jerry Harris and Jimmy Dick for seeing after John in his final days.
 
John’s arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. 
 

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