Welcome to ridingthewave.com
JOIN LISA CLARK EACH WEEKDAY AFTERNOON FOR “LISA LIVE 3 TO 5
BIG DON - WEEKDAYS AT 10AM ON 92.7 THE WAVE!
TUNE IN EACH MORNING FOR MIKE IN THE MORNING!
92.7 THE WAVE..... WE’RE LIVE, WE’RE LOCAL, & YOU CAN COUNT ON US!
BUY, SWAP, SELL & TRADE MON.-FRI. 9:00-10:00 A.M. ON THE SWAP SHOP!

Forgot Password

Not a Member? Sign up here!

Obituaries Archives for 2021-11

RENA WOODRUFF, 74, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Rena C. Woodruff, 74, of Jamestown, KY passed away Monday, November 29, 2021 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, KY. She was born in Science Hill, KY on April 10, 1947.
 
Rena worked as a secretary before retirement.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: Dan Woodruff of Jamestown, KY
1 daughter: Tressia (Didi) Turner (Brandon) of Burlington, KY
1 son: Travis Woodruff (Angie) of Jamestown, KY
3 grandchildren: Brandon Patrick Frame, Penny Lane Woodruff and Lola Aaron Woodruff
 
A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 5:00-8:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY.
 

HAROLD DEAN NIX, 81, BRIDGEVIEW, ILLINOIS

 

Harold Dean Nix, 81, of Bridgeview, IL died Monday, November 29, 2021 in Chicago, IL. Born September 19, 1940 in McDowell County, NC to the late Frank and Callie Geneva (Davidson) Nix.  


He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia (Loy); his son, Brian Scott; his siblings: 5 brothers: Virgil, Dan, Lawrence, Don, and Mike Nix; and 2 sisters: Lois Nix and Mary McCloud.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Candace and son-in-law Inocencio “Chato” Prado

1 grandson: Brandan

1 granddaughter: Alyce

2 great-granddaughters: Amelia and Aliza


Dean followed the great migration north in his late teens to Boston, and later on to Chicago looking for work. He built his life and family in Chicago, but always loved returning “down home” to visit.  He was most proud of his family and the many travels he experienced in his lifetime.

 

Funeral Service: Friday, December 3, 2021 at  1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Burial: Loy Cemetery
 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Friday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

CHRISTOPHER GLENN COFFEY, 38, JAMESTOWN, KY


Christopher Glenn Coffey, 38, of Jamestown, KY passed away on Friday, November 26, 2021. He was born in Somerset on June 28, 1983, the son of the late Donnie and Peggy Smith Coffey (who survives). 
 

He was a truck driver who learned to drive while riding with and driving for his dad. Although he would spend weeks at a time on the road with his dad, Christopher was definitely a “Mama’s boy”. He had spent over 15 years on the road, most recently with Core-Trans Trucking. Christopher enjoyed group calls with his fellow truck drivers while they would all be on the road away from home. He liked to do mechanic projects in his spare time. Christopher was a good-hearted man with a kind soul.  


SURVIVORS:

His mother: Peggy Coffey of Jamestown

1 sister & brother-in-law: Amanda Coffey Stapp and Troy Stapp of Jamestown

Maternal grandmother: Reba Smith of Jamestown

2 nephews: Tyler Stapp & Trevor Stapp, both of Jamestown

Special cousin (who was like a sister): Tisha Popplewell of Jamestown

 

Christopher was preceded in death by his father, Donnie Coffey, who passed away on October 9, 2020.

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Brown officiating

 

Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Tuesday

 

Active pallbearers: Wesley Coffey, Ashley Coffey, Daniel Popplewell, Robbie Morgan, Jason Smith and Junior Smith.  
 

Honorary pallbearers: Terry Meredieth, Charles Collins and Danny Sears.


Christopher’s arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral home. 
 

SHEILA ELLEN (ADAMSON) CARTER, 61, BURNSIDE, KY (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
Sheila Ellen Carter, 61, of Burnside, KY died Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY.  She was born on February 22, 1960 in Columbia, KY to the late Walter Beckham Adamson, Jr. and Eva Ellen Knight Adamson.  
 
Mrs. Carter was of the Christian faith and enjoyed crafting, cooking, sewing, painting and spending time with her family and friends.
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Walter “Waldo” Adamson.
 
SURVIVORS: 
Her husband of 41 years: Achilles “Bo” Carter of Burnside, KY
2 children: Amy Ellen Carter of Burnside, KY and Jeremy Rowe Carter (Kristen) of Harrodsburg, KY
3 brothers: Jerry Adamson (Denise), Kenneth Adamson, and Ricky Adamson (Tammy) all of Columbia, KY
4 sisters-in-law: Jackie Adamson and Jo Schorman (David) both of Russell Springs, KY; Jerrie Bunch (Randall) of Jamestown, KY; and Judy Carter of Somerset, KY
Brother-in-law: Ronnie Carter of Russell Springs 
Several nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 1:00pm at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Rob Kespelher and Bro. Robert Knight officiating
 
Burial: Conover Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Wednesday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
Pallbearers: Johnny Carter, Scotty Carter, Carter Hammond, Bradley Adamson, James Adamson and Lonnie DeVore.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

HOWARD I. HILL, III, 52, JAMESTOWN, KY

 

Howard I. Hill, III, 52, of Jamestown, KY passed away Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. He was born in Easton, PA on November 13, 1969, a son of the late Katherine (Wright) and Howard Hill, Jr.

He was a Computer Tech. 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Edna May (Sutton) Hill of Russell Springs, KY 
3 daughters: Tiffanie Entokos of Russell Springs, KY; Railee Ridgeway of Easton, PA; and Randi Hill of Phillipsburg, NJ
2 sons: Tyler Hill and John Hill, both of Jamestown, KY
2 sisters: Amanda Smith of Yuma, AZ; Belinda Hill of Keansburg, NJ
2 granddaughters: Juliann and Azalynn Ridgeway 

The family chose care and cremation. 

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

KIMBERLY STARGEL, 61, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Kimberly Stargel, 61, of Columbia, KY died Monday, November 22, 2021 at her home. She was born January 2, 1960 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Alfred Ray McFarland and Janine Robinson who survives. 
 

Kim was a homemaker.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her mother: Janine Robinson of Chattanooga, TN

2 sons: Scott McFarland and Samuel Stargel, both of Columbia

1 granddaughter: Brittany McFarland

2 brothers: Alan McFarland and Robbie Robinson both of Chattanooga, TN

3 sisters: Jennifer Rightmire, Christine Cline and Karen Fisher all of Chattanooga, TN

Several other relatives and friends

 

Cremation has been chosen and the family will hold a service later.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

SANDRA KAY DYER SPEARS, 67, BREEDING, KY

 
Sandra Kay Dyer Spears, 67, of Breeding, KY, with her unfaltering faith in God and her family by her side, lost her long battle with cancer and departed this life on Thursday, November 25, 2021 in Glasgow, KY. A native of Adair County, she was born on February 21, 1954 to the late Herman Dyer and Cassie Lou Riley Dyer of Breeding.
 
Sandra was a retired factory worker, having spent most of her life working in clothing manufacturing and taking care of her family.
 
SURVIVORS: 
3 children: Robert L. Parmley (Sarah) of Glasgow, KY; Diana K. Sneed (Ronald) of Edmonton, KY; and Faye A. Eastridge (Greg) of Knifley, KY
7 grandchildren: Randall Parmley, Kimberly Parmley, Jacob Parmley, William Sneed, Elizabeth McGuffin, Mary Cassidy Eastridge, and Nathan Eastridge
1 great-grandchild: Braxton Gillen
1 sister: Nancy Groce (Bruce) of Burkesville
2 brothers: Roger Dyer (Donna) of Breeding, KY and Larry Dyer (Jane) of Burkesville, KY
A host of nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Monday, November 29, 2021 at 11:00amET (10:00amCT) in the chapel of L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville
 
Interment: Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Breeding, KY
 
Visitation: Sunday from 5:00-8:00pmET (4:00-7:00pmCT) at the funeral home
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

MORRIS K. ROY, 72, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Morris K. Roy, 72, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at his residence. He was born on May 7, 1949 in Somerset, KY, the son of the late Omer Roy and Edna Gosser Roy
.
He was a farmer, a Veteran of the United States Army serving in Vietnam in the 11th U.S. Armored Cavalry Regiment. Morris served as a tank commander in which he was in charge of his tank and his men on the tank. Morris served our country with honor and valor receiving the Green Army Commendation Medal, the Purple Heart, the Army Good Conduct Medal and considerable more medals. He was also a member of Pine Grove United Baptist Church. 
 
In addition to his mother and father he was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Donald and Harold Roy. 
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Sandra Kay Roy of Russell Springs, KY
1 Sister: Judy Gaskin of Russell Springs, KY
Sister-in-law: Paulette Roy of Russell Springs, KY
Brother-in-law: Terry McQueary
Mother-in-law: Virginia (Granny) McQueary
A host of nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Monday, November 29, 2021 at 10:00amCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY
 
Visitation: Sunday, November 28th from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home
 
Interment: Pine Grove Cemetery, Highway 3525 in Russell Springs, KY
 
Expressions of sympathy are requested to be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland or to the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
 
Pallbearers: Art Roy, Trent Roy, Ben Roy, Jerry D. Roy, Wayne Wilson, Jackie Wilson and Gared Dalton 
 
A large thank you to Morris' caregivers, the Lake Cumberland Hospice Team and family.
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

LEONARD HOWARD "PECK" RELIFORD, 91, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Leonard Howard “Peck” Reliford, 91, of Columbia, KY passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Taylor County Hospital. Peck was born on November 14, 1930 in Adair County, KY to the late Jim and Aina Kemp Reliford.
 

He was a retired farmer, a member of the former Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church and attended Jones Chapel Church.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 7 siblings: Herman, Willard “Bill”, J.C., Leo Moore, Lorene Bennett, Cymbeline Smith, and an infant sister, Naomi.

 

SURVIVORS:

His Wife: Claristeen Baker Reliford of Columbia, KY

1 Son: David Reliford(Judy) of Columbia, KY

2 Daughters: Vickie Houk(Larry) of Greensburg, KY and Bonnie Loy of Columbia, KY

5 Grandchildren: Brett Reliford(Heather), Andrew Reliford(Bethany) all of Columbia, KY, Corey Houk(Katelynn), Laura Beth Houk all of Greensburg, KY and Nicole Loy of Lexington, KY

5 Great-Grandchildren: Langston, Claire, and Harrison Reliford all of Columbia, KY and Lander and Kayson Houk both of Greensburg, KY

A host of other relatives and friends


Funeral Service: Friday, November 26, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY

 

Burial: Jones Chapel Cemetery

 

Visitation: Friday, November 26, 2021 from 9 A.M. until time for the service at 1 P.M.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

BEN CARNES, 77, JAMESTOWN KY


Ben B. Carnes, 77, of Jamestown, KY passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Russell County Hospital. He was born in Jamestown, KY on August 4, 1944, a son of the late Beulah (Helm) and Bradley Carnes. 

Ben worked at Fruit of the Loom. 

SURVIVORS:
4 sisters: Jo Flatt of Jamestown, KY; Margaret Grider of Louisville, KY; Shirley Hopper of Louisville, KY; and Linda Helm of Jamestown, KY
A host of nieces and nephews

Funeral  Service: Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 12:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Bill Welker officiating. 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Saturday at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel

Interment: Jamestown Cemetery

 

JIMMIE DOUGLAS MORAN, 78, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Jimmie Douglas Moran, 78, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, November 22, 2021 at Signature Health in Liberty, KY. He was born January 8, 1943 in Clinton, IL, the son of the late Joseph Leroy Moran and Ada Mae Redmon Mann.
 
Jimmie was a United States Army Veteran, a barber, and a member of Royville Friendship Church.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 Daughter: Stacy Moran of Russell Springs, KY
1 Son: James Moran of Russell Springs, KY
2 Sisters: Lynda Beard of Columbia, KY and Carol Burchett of Jamestown, KY
1 Brother: Ricky Mann of Jamestown, KY
5 grandchildren: Navy Moran, Grayson Moran, Kaitlyn Moran, Trevor Davis and Tristan Davis
 
Funeral Service: Friday, November 26, 2021 at 6:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Charles Edwards officiating
 
Visitation: After 4:00pmCT on Friday, November 26, 2021 at Wilson Funeral Home
 
Interment: Rexroat Cemetery in Jamestown, KY
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

KATHY JO POWELL, 62, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Kathy Jo Powell, 62, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at the Hosparus Inpatient Unit in Louisville. She was born January 11, 1959, in Clarksville, Indiana, to the late Robert and Jo Ann Orman Galloway. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Dale Powell on January 22, 2021, a son, Zach Powell and her step-father, Ted Fowler.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons and daughters-in-law: Chris and Cara Powell of Travelers Rest, South Carolina; Ben and Amy Powell of Louisville

1 daughter and son-in-law: Sarah and Paul Bennett of Lexington

3 brothers: Robert Fowler of Virginia, Jimmy Fowler and Jason Fowler both of Louisville

3 grandchildren: Julia and Maya Bennett and Owen Powell

 

Kathy requested Cremation and the family will do a service at a later date.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

BETTY ANN BRUTON BROWN, 82, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Betty Ann Bruton Brown, 82, of Jamestown, KY and formerly of Columbia, KY died Monday, November 22, 2021 at her residence.  She was born in Cumberland County, KY on August 7, 1939 to the late Kelly Paul and Flossie Shelley Bruton.

 

Betty graduated from Adair County High School and then Lindsey Wilson College in 1960. She had 35 years of service as an Administrative Assistant to the President at Lindsey Wilson College. She was an over 50 year member of Trinity United Methodist Church. After moving to Jamestown, KY to be near their family, they joined the First Baptist Church of Russell Springs. She enjoyed anything involving her grandchildren, she was their biggest supporter. She loved her family and church. She was a wonderful cook and used that gift to bless many, many people over the years.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband of 59 years: Fred Brown

2 daughters: Beth Ann Johnson (Rodney) and Shelley Smith (Jonathan) both of Jamestown, KY

2 granddaughters: Macey Johnson (& fiancé Dustin Gosser) and Morgan Johnson

2 grandsons: Colby and Jackson Smith

1 sister: Nelda Bruton Dockins of Jamestown, KY

Several nieces and nephews

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters: Hilda Hatcher and Brenda Thrasher and a brother, Bernal Eugene Bruton.

 

Funeral Service: Friday, November 26, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Friday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideon Bibles.
 

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

 

VALERIA GODBY, 96, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Valeria Godby, 96, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at Russell County Hospital. Born on April 5, 1925 in the Pine Top Community of Russell County, she was a daughter of the late Willard “Perk” and Vida Dause Owens.  

 

Valeria was a homemaker and a pastor’s wife for 42 years. She was a member of Good Tidings Baptist Church.

 

In addition to her parents, Valeria was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Hoyt Godby, who passed away May 7, 1994; six brothers; and one sister.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Arlin (Gay) Godby and Michael (Sharon) Godby, both of Russell Springs

1 daughter: Ann (Ronald) Rexroat of Russell Springs

13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-great-grandchild

 

Funeral Service: Friday, November 26, 2021 at  11:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Sullivan and Bro. Myles Wilson officiating

 

Burial: Lakeside Memorial Gardens

 

Visitation: After 9:00amCT on Friday

 

Pallbearers: Brian Godby, David Godby, Ronnie Rexroat, Chris Rexroat, Stephen Godby, and Trevor VanMeter  

 

Funeral arrangements for Valeria are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.  

 

JUDY LEE DANIEL, 73, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Judy Lee Daniel, 73, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021 at Rockcastle Regional Hospital. She was born on June 26, 1948 in Russell Springs, KY, the daughter of Gola Mae Fox of Jamestown, KY and the late Chester Ray Daniel.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 Daughter: Julie Grider of Murfreesboro, TN
2 Sons: Kelly Burton Jr. (Lisa) of Russell Springs, KY and Glendo Grider Jr. (Laurel) of Murfreesboro, TN
1 Brother: Ronnie Daniel (Melissa) of Russell Springs, KY
8 grandchildren: Ashley Hill, Joshua Burton, Lydia Stener, Hannah Perkins, Sarah Marquez, Rebekah Budding, Brian Fisher and Johnathon Fisher
11 great-grandchildren: Cooper Hill, Kinsley Hill, Jaxtyn Burton, Jensyn Burton, Emanuel Stener, Reign Perkins, Phoenix Perkins, Abriel Marquez, Adam Marquez, Ann'Berlin Marquez and Mycah Fisher 
Niece: Candi Daniel
 
Funeral Service: Monday, November 22, 2021 at 6:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Kelly Burton Jr., Bro. Glendo Grider, and Bro. Avert O'Neal Wade officiating
 
 
Visitation: After 4:00pmCT on Monday 
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

BETTY JANE BRETZ, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Betty Jane Bretz, 84, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Friday, November 5, 2021 at her residence. She was born August 8, 1937 in Arcanum, Ohio, the daughter of Kenneth and Margaret Clark. 
 
Betty was a member of Coffey's Chapel Church.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry R. Bretz in 2017; her parents; a son, Gary R. Bretz in 1958, 2 brothers & sisters in law: Ronald & Sue Clark and Kenny & Jennie Clark; a brother & sister in law: Charles & Peg Bretz; a sister & brother-in-law: Elnora & Robert Stoltz; and a daughter-in-law, Nina Bretz.
 
SURVIVORS:
Son & daughter-in-law: Larry Paul & Cindy Bretz of Russell Springs, KY; Terry Gene Bretz of Dayton, Ohio
1 daughter: Vicky Lynn Trueblood of London, Ohio
7 grandchildren: Mark & Rion, Allison, Michael, Justin & Shannon & Rachel
7 great-grandchildren: Amelia, Josselyn, Chloe, Liam, Olivia, Avery, and Austin
2 step-grandchildren: Alvin Simmons and Summer Simmons
Many step-great-grandchildren & step-great-great-grandchildren
Numerous nieces, nephews & friends
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
 
Memorial Service:  Saturday, November 27, 202 at 3:00pmCT at Coffey’s Chapel Church in Eli with Pastor Jeff Karnes officiating
 
Bernard Funeral Home is assisting the Bretz family with local arrangements.

KATHRYN FAYE CARNES, 69, JAMESTOWN KY

 

Kathryn Faye Carnes, 69, of Jamestown, KY passed away Friday, November 19, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Indianapolis, IN on November 22, 1951, a daughter of the late Edna (Aynes) and Gordon Acton. 

She worked as a nursing assistant at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation for many years. 

SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Kamie Warriner and Edna Spears, both of Jamestown, KY
1 son: Douglas Carnes, Jr. of Russell Springs, KY
1 sister: Tammy Jo Phillips of Indianapolis, IN 
3 grandchildren & 5 great grandchildren

Other family and friends

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Carnes; 5 brothers: Roy Acton, Corkie Acton, Dickie Acton, Jimmy Acton, and Paul Acton; 1 sister, Sherry Dewbrew; and a grandson, Jacob McGowan. 


The family chose care and cremation. 

 

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

RUTH EVELYN STEARNS, 62, COLUMBIA, KY


Ruth Evelyn Stearns, 62, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, November 20, 2021 at T. J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY. She was born in Louisville, KY on April 3, 1959 to the late James Martin and Vernie Mae Bushong Branham.

 

Ms. Stearns was of the Christian faith and enjoyed caring for her grandchildren, listening to gospel music and flower gardening.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: James R. Branham, Kristy A. Tarter, and Tommy J. Stearns all of Columbia, KY

4 grandchildren: Natalie Stearns, Nicholas Stearns, Alyssa Stearns and Damien Branham

3 siblings: Henry Branham (Ruth) of Indiana, Stanley Branham of Indiana and Linda Fay Duvall (Danny) of Edmonton, KY

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 10 siblings: Roy, Damon, Marty, Jim, Shelton, Jerry Wayne, Glen and Dorothy Branham, Patsy Kitts, and Pernie Holt.

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at  1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Tuesday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

The funeral service will be live-streamed on the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home Facebook page at 1:00pmCT on Tuesday.

 

RUSS MCGAHA, 90, COLUMBIA, KY


Russell McGaha, 90, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, November 20, 2021 at his daughter’s residence in Campbellsville, KY.  He was born in Adair County, KY on November 17, 1931 to the late Curtis and Bessie Holt McGaha.
 

In addition to his parents, Russell was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Maxine McGaha and 5 siblings: Edith Tuttle, Calvin McGaha, Lyda Holt, Tommy Martin and Alene Wilson.

 

Mr. McGaha was a member of the New Hope Separate Baptist Church and a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army. He was a former Goodyear Tire Dealer in Columbia, worked at Fruit of the Loom and Westlake Regional Hospital. He was proud of his service to his country and a very patriotic man. He collected Mopar vehicles and enjoyed reading.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: Ronnie McGaha (Sheila) of Russell Springs, KY, Teresa Benningfield (Lynn) of Campbellsville, KY and Connie Richerson of Campbellsville, KY

5 grandchildren: Chrystal Graham (Bobby), Candace Craig, Shelly Rose, Keila Sullivan (Joe), and Mark Richerson (Meaghan)

8 great-grandchildren: Evan Graham, Drake Graham, Zoe Graham, Liam Rose, Luke Richerson, Austin Sullivan, Dillan Sullivan, and Clayton Lindsey

3 great-great-grandchildren: Easton Sullivan, Waverly Sullivan and Aslynn Copley

3 siblings: Nelda Miles of Louisville, Doyce McBride and Bernice Dare both of Indiana

Sister-in-law: Barbara McGaha

Several nieces and nephews

 

Funeral Service11:00amCT on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home 

 

Burial: New Hope Cemetery with full military honors will be provided by VFW Post 6097

 

Visitation: Tuesday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and on Wednesday morning until time for the service

 

 

PATRICIA FAYE DARNELL, 64, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Patricia Faye Darnell, 64, of Columbia, KY died Friday, November 19, 2021 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, KY.  She was born in Adair County, KY on November 4, 1957 to the late Edwin Paul Vanarsdale and Dorothy Montgomery Vanarsdale of Columbia, KY who survives.

 

Pat attended Trinity United Methodist Church and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and friends.  She was a giving and caring soul that always had a smile on her face. Her greatest love was being “Nana” to her grandchildren and all of their friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her loving husband: Danny Darnell of Columbia

2 sons: Adam Darnell (Karen) and Anthony Darnell (Shanna) both of Columbia, KY

7 grandchildren: Colin, Lindsey, Callum, Liam, Evan, Kinley and Carson Darnell

Mother-in-law: Catherine Darnell of Columbia, KY

3 brothers: Ronnie Vanarsdale (Sandra) of Shelbyville, KY, Joe Vanarsdale (Anita) of Columbia, KY and Doug Vanarsdale (Pam) of Columbia, KY

Several nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives

 

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two siblings: Tommy Vanarsdale and Donna Hatfield. 


Funeral Service: Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Pescosolido and Bro. Bobby Withers officiating

 

BurialColumbia Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church

 

Pallbearers: Joe Vanarsdale, Doug Vanarsdale, Ronnie Vanarsdale, Eric Vanardsale, Logan Vanarsdale and Chad Bivens. 
 

Honorary pallbearers: Chad Myers, Robbie Harmon, Troy Hancock, Alex Hancock and all her former co-workers at Colonel William Casey and ACPC.

 

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

 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the fund of your choice at Trinity United Methodist Church or “ACPC The Family Place” at Adair Co. Board of Education 1204 Greensburg St.  Columbia, KY 42728.
 

MICHAEL STOTTS, 61, COLUMBIA, KY


Michael Stotts, 61, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, November 18, 2021 at the T.J. Health/Columbia Emergency Room. He was born September 21, 1960 in Adair County, KY to the late Elwood and Louise Smith Stotts

 

Michael was the owner of M & C Transport Company.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Cheryl Taylor Stotts of Columbia

One son & daughter-in-law: J.D. and Ashley Stotts of Bowling Green

One daughter & son-in-law: Tara and Dustin Williams of Bowling Green

One brother:  Danny Stotts of Columbia

3 sisters: Linda and husband Benny Feese of Mt. Washington, Penny Price of Campbellsville and Teresa Stotts of Columbia

Several other relatives and friends

 

Mike requested Cremation and a Celebration of his Life will be held later.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

MARGARET Z. JOHNSON, 94, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Margaret Z. Johnson, 94, of Jamestown, KY passed away Friday, November 19, 2021 at Fair Oaks Health and Rehab in Jamestown, KY.  She was born in Jamestown, KY on March 15, 1927, a daughter of the late Lily Mae (Ballenger) and Dud  Brummett.
 
Margaret worked as a waitress before retiring.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Frank Johnson and a brother, Phillip Brummett.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 nephews: Tony Brummett, Phillip Brummett Jr., and Dudley Brummett, all of Jamestown, KY
1 niece: Judy Rexroat of Georgetown, KY
 
Services are private.
 
Burial: Ridgcrest Cemetery in Jamestown, KY
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.

MADONNA SUE LEMASTER HAWKINS, 87, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Madonna Sue LeMaster Hawkins, 87, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021 at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Jamestown, KY. Born on July 18, 1934 in Grayson, KY, she was the daughter of Clifford Raymond and Millie Fuller LeMaster. 
 
Sue retired from Fair Oaks after working there many years as a med tech. She enjoyed spending time sewing, quilting, and knitting. Sue also enjoyed taking trips and would travel every time she got a chance. She was a wonderful person that truly loved her family. Sue was a member of Living Stone Church.
 
In addition to her parents, Sue was preceded in death by two husbands: Kenneth Vicory and Everett Hawkins; a beloved friend, Donald L. Rhoades; one daughter, Arlene Hawkins; two sisters: Judy Gail Mathews and Pamela Robinson; three grandchildren: Timothy Wayne Hosack, Robert Allan Hawkins and Richard Lee Jamesand a great-grandchild, Jay Sparks.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: Jack (Sue) Hawkins of Dayton, Ohio and James Hawkins of Russell Springs, KY
5 daughters: Barbara Kay (Raymond) James of Russell Springs, KY; Earlene Sue Vicory (Bruce Lenio) of North Royalton, Ohio; Emma Burns of Arkansas; Joyce Back of Campbellsville, KY; and Tina Hall of Ohio
18 grandchildren: William Curtis LeMaster, Phillip Ray Hosack, Brandy Nelson, Leslie Nelson, Emily Lipford, Johnnie Barns, Jackie Sue Hawkins, Bobby Joe Hawkins, David Ray Hawkins, Jim Helm, Jordan Hawkins, Mary Hawkins, Joe Hall, Christy Hall, Ramona Hosack, Kathey Carroll, Margaret Sue Huseman, and Gretchen James
37 great-grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Monday, November 22, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home, with brother Leonard Pierce officiating
 
Burial: Jamestown City Cemetery
 
Public Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Monday at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Pallbearers: Members of the Caretakers Riding Club
 
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

SHEILA COFFEY, 67, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Sheila Coffey, 67, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Friday, November 19, 2021 at Russell County Hospital. She was born in Somerset, KY on August 2, 1954, a daughter of the late Virginia (Blades) and Frank Black.
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Black.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: Wesley Coffey (Kristie) and Ashley Coffey (Shannon Turner), both of Russell Springs, KY
2 brothers: Richard Black of Russell Springs, KY and Ronald Black (Davida) of Cotton Town, TN
5 grandchildren: Prestin, Tristin, Austin, Annastin and Taylor
3 great-grandchildren: Avah, Cali and Ryann
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Sunday 
 
Interment: Russell Springs City Cemetery
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
 

ALVIN RAY ROARK, 79, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

Alvin Ray Roark, 79, of Campbellsville, KY died Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Green Hills Rehab and Care Center in Greensburg, KY.  He was born on October 30, 1942 in Bluefield, WV to the late Bonnie Taylor Roark.

 

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Asberry Roark and 7 siblings: Bertha, Joe, Fred, Otis, James and Lula Roark and Hazel Smith.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 children: Jeffrey Roark of Campbellsville, KY and Timmy Roark (Kendra) of Monticello, KY

6 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren

Several nieces and nephews

 

Funeral Service: Monday, November 22, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Burial: Cold Springs Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Monday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

The funeral service will be live-streamed on Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home Facebook page at 1:00pm Monday.

 

ZELMA JUSTINE WRIGHT, 94, GREENFIELD, IN (RUSSELL COUNTY NATIVE)


Zelma Justine Wright, 94, of Greenfield, IN passed away Monday, November 15, 2021 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, IN. She was born in Jamestown, KY on March 1, 1927, a daughter of the late Lela (Cook) Hadley and Bartie Hadley. 

Zelma was a homemaker. 

SURVIVORS:
1 son: Roger Wright (Debra) of Greenfield, IN
Sister-in-law: Ester Hadley of Jamestown, KY 
Brother-in-law: Avery Humble of Russell Springs, KY 
1 step grandson

A host of nieces & nephews

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Coolidge Wright: a son, Barry Wright; 5 brothers: G.P., Mac, Ronald, Eugene, and Dean Hadley; and 3 sisters: Lou Humble, Gwendola Dunbar and Geraldine McKinney. 

Graveside Service: Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at the Jamestown Cemetery

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

 

STEPHEN EDWARD ABSHER, 44, COLUMBIA, KY


Stephen Edward Absher, 44, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, November 18, 2021 at his home. He was born January 26, 1977 in Adair County, KY.

 

Stephen was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints. 
 

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Edward Absher.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Janine Zibrin Absher of Columbia

His mother: Susan Absher of Campbellsville

3 children: Branden Absher and Cody Martin both of Florida, and Brook McDaniel of Virginia

His twin brother: Dustin R. Absher of Columbia

 

Cremation has been chosen and services will be held at a later date.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

GLENN REEVES, 80, GLASGOW, KY (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
Glenn Reeves, 80, of Glasgow, KY passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. He was born to the late Richmond Buford “Banty” Reeves and Alma Young Reeves of Columbia, KY in 1941.
 
Glenn graduated from Adair County High School in 1960. He worked as a builder for nearly 40 years and was an active member of Glasgow Cumberland Presbyterian Church for over 50 years where he served as an elder. Glenn was an avid outdoorsman and long-time member of the Barren Bassmasters. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a collector of antique fishing lures.
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 2 older brothers: Earl Dean Holt and Paul Reeves. 
 
SURVIVORS: 
His wife of 60 years: Judy Strange Reeves of Glasgow, KY
1 son: Ronald Glenn Reeves (Alisha) of Glasgow, KY
1 daughter: Nancy Reeves Moore (Jeff) of Bowling Green, KY
5 grandchildren: Megan Reeves Graham (Scott), Sam Richardson, Drew Richardson, Brady Moore, and Chase Moore
6 siblings: Mary Reeves Coffey of Glasgow, KY; Phyllis Reeves Smith, Carol Reeves Shaul, Louis Reeves (Nancy), Danny Reeves, and Dennis Reeves (Renee) all of Columbia, KY
Several special nieces, nephews, and family members
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home 
 
Burial: Glasgow Municipal Cemetery
 
Visitation: Friday from 2:00pm-8:00pmCT and on Saturday until time of service 
 
Alternate expressions of sympathy may be made to: Glasgow Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 101 Cumberland Street, Glasgow, KY 42141.
 
Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home in Glasgow, KY is in charge of arrangements.
 

MECHELLE DENISE GILES, 57, KNIFLEY, KY

 
Mechelle Denise Giles, 57, of Knifley, KY, daughter of Shirley (Watson) Patton and the late Bobby Patton, was born in Casey County on May 8, 1964. She departed this life on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at her home.
 
She had made a profession of faith in Christ and attended the Mt. Zion Church of God. Mrs. Giles was a homemaker, and the cherished wife of Timothy J. Giles, who survives.
 
SURVIVORS
Her husband: Tim Giles of Knifley
3 children: Little Tim Giles and Ethan Giles of Knifley, KY and Robin Franklin (& husband Jonathan) of Columbia, KY
1 brother: Bobby Patton, Jr. of Liberty, KY
4 grandchildren 
A host of other relatives & friends
 
*****************
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at the Mt. Zion Church on Eastridge Cemetery Road in 
 
Burial: Caldwell Chapel Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 11:00 A.M. on Saturday at the church
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville, KY is in charge of the arrangements.
 

BENNY MOBELINI JR., 58, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Benny Mobelini, Jr., 58, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY. He was born in Hazard, KY on November 12, 1963, a son of Wanda (Crawford) Mobelini of Richmond, KY and the late Benny Mobelini, Sr. 

He served in the U.S. Army and worked as a mechanic at the State Dock for many years. 

SURVIVORS:

Wife: Davida (Combs) Mobelini of Russell Springs, KY
Mother: Wanda Mobelini of Richmond, KY 
1 daughter: Brooke Montgomery of Jamestown, KY
1 son: Nicholas Mobelini of Russell Springs, KY

1 sister: Regina Ritchie of Richmond, KY
7 grandchildren: McKenzie, Benjamin, Levi, Maci, Landen, Mason and Caylee 

Care and cremation was chosen. 

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

 

SAMUEL NEIL BROCKMAN, 79, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Samuel Nell Brockman, 79, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, November 15, 2021 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown, KY. He was born September 24, 1942 in Columbia, KY, the son of the late Owen Brockman and Lois Harmon Brockman.
 
Mr. Brockman was a retired farmer and a member of Free Union Separate Baptist Church. 
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 siblings: Betty Bunch, Silas Brockman, Carlos and Elsie Brockman.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 Sister: Exie West of Russell Springs, KY
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Bill Mullins officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home
 
Interment: Free Union Cemetery in the Sano community of Adair County.
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

PHILLIP SHROYER, 84, GULFPORT, MS

 
Phillip M. Shroyer, 84, of Gulfport, Mississippi passed away on November 11, 2021 in Gulfport, MS. He was a resident of Gulfport since 2005.  
 
Mr. Shroyer received his bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University and his master’s degree from the University of Louisville. He was a 1st Lt. in the U.S. Army Artillery, from 1959 to 1966 and worked for the Veteran’s Administration. Mr. Shroyer was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church of America and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gulfport.
 
Phillip was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice Jonson and Alberta Norene Tramp Shroyer; 2 sons: John Paxton Shroyer and Michael Phillip Shroyer; and a brother, Jon Roger Shroyer.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife of 62 years: Anne Paxton Shroyer of Gulfport, MS
1 daughter: Deanna Lynn Vogt (Larry) of Long Beach, MS
Sister-in-law: Sylvia Shroyer
7 grandchildren Katharine Anne, Tyler Houston, and Jessica Renae Shroyer all of Cincinnati, OH; Kaleena Shroyer Lindsey of KY; Anthony and Jessi David of Elizabethtown, KY; and Marshall Vogt of Selma, NC
3 great-grandchildren: Ashton, Holly, and Amelia David
 
Mr. Shroyer chose cremation and a memorial service will be held at 9:00amCT on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in Columbia, KY. 
 
Burial: Columbia Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 8:30amCT on Saturday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at LBDA.org.
 

CLIFTON PRICE, 73, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

Clifton Price, 73, of Campbellsville, KY died Sunday, November 14, 2021 at his home. He was born November 19, 1947 in Green County, KY to the late Ernest and Doris Gowen Price.

 

Clifton was employed by Campbellsville Industries. He enjoyed pistol target shooting and attended the National Shooting Championship every year.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Penny Stotts Price of Campbellsville, KY

7 children: Regina (Weldon) Herron of Knifley, KY; Angela (Brian) Mattingly and Brian (Karen) Price of Green County, KY; Amanda Netto of Elizabethtown, KY; Scott Price of Campbellsville, KY; Billy (Shannon) York of Lebanon, KY; and Bobby York of Campbellsville, KY

3 sisters: Jane (Melvin) Hall, Sherri (Johnnie) Rainwater and Pamela (Donald) Colvin, all of Campbellsville, KY

8 grandchildren & 7 great-grandchildren

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 11:00amCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home

 

Burial: Antioch Cemetery

 

Visitation: Wednesday from 3:00-7:00pmCT

 

Casket Bearers: Weldon Herron, Brian Mattingly, Michael Stotts, Dale Fair, Billy Blakeman, Rick Moon

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

RHONDA KAY WEST, 65, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Rhonda Kay West, 65, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. She was born in Muncie, Indiana on December 9, 1955, a daughter of the late Henry Ed and Bonnie Sue Duddleston Withers.

 

After high school, Rhonda attended college and graduated from vocational school with her sewing machine mechanic license. She soon after became head mechanic at Lakeland Manufacturing in Columbia, KY. Rhonda spent time working as a truck driver and route salesperson for the Columbia Candy Company, then worked for H & R Block doing tax preparation. She had continued doing taxes for herself for 30 years.

 

Rhonda married Gary “Randy” West on September 13, 1974, at First Baptist Church of Russell Springs (now Liberty Baptist Church) with Bro. Gilbert Sapp officiating. The couple has worked side by side in their own concession business since 1994. Their business, Zakks Snacks, would travel all around Kentucky, working different festivals and events. Rhonda liked to be on the go. She loved doing stuff outside and spending time with family. Rhonda always looked forward to holiday meals with family.

 

Along with her parents, Rhonda was preceded by her brother, Kem Withers, who passed away in infancy.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband of over 47 years: Gary “Randy” West

1 son: Jeremie (Tish) West of Russell Springs

1 sister: Brenda Withers (Randall) Blakey of Russell Springs

2 grandchildren: Zakk West of Versailles and Kila West of Russell Springs

2 special cousins: Delilah “Tootie” Selby and Stacy Coe, both of Russell Springs

Sisters-in-law: Rebecca Parvin and Margaret (Jim) Fulcher, both of Nancy, KY and Lisa (Johnny) Wilson of Eubank

Brothers-in-law: Danny (Hazel) West of Beech Grove, Bobby (Josephine) West of Hickory Nut, Anthony (Linda) West of Dayton, Ohio, and Tommy (Sophie) West of Ard Ridge

A host of nieces & nephews

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Withers officiating

 

Burial: Salem Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Thursday

 

Pallbearers: Randall Blakey, Daniel Polston, Jacob Polston, Bobby West, Jim Fulcher, and Terry West.

 

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the American Diabetes Association or one’s charity of choice.

 

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

 

PEGGY JANIS HOLT, 84, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Peggy Janis Holt, 84, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Friday, November 12, 2021 at Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green. She was born in Russell County on September 25, 1937, a daughter of the late Robert “Bert” and Tressie Anderson Bottom.  
 
Janis was a sweet, generous Christian lady who was known to have given the coat off her back.  Janis was loved by everyone who met her, especially children. She would always have a house full of children, most being someone else’s. Kids wanted to spend their snow days and summer’s off from school days at her home. Janis loved all of her family deeply.
 
Along with her parents, Janis was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Raymond Bottom, Veston “Bocky” Bottom and William “Billy” Bottom; her niece, Sandra Miller; and her former husband and father to her children, Kenneth Leon Holt.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Kevin Holt of Russell Springs
1 daughter: Karen (Rex) Eads of Russell Springs
1 sister: Jeanette Wolford of Russell Springs
2 grandchildren: Brandon Eads (Brandi) and Timothy Eads, both of Russell Springs
4 great-grandchildren: Dante, Adrian, Paisley and Finn
Special nieces & nephews: Teresa Wolford, Eric Wolford, Joel Wolford, Sherry Daniel, Myles Bottom, Stephen Bottom and Myra Bottom Hinson
Special friend: Margaret Lawless
 
Funeral Service: Monday, November 15, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Phillip Miller and Eric Wolford officiating
 
Burial: Bethel Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Monday 
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Feed the Children at feedthechildren.org or to St. Jude Childrens Hospital at stjude.org.
 
Pallbearers: Rex Eads, Brandon Eads, Timothy Eads, Eric Wolford, Joel Wolford and Adam Daniel
 
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

ALICE MARIE STEPHENS, 83, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Alice Marie Stephens, 83, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Friday, November 12, 2021 at Fair Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. Born July 7, 1938 in Jabez, KY, Marie was the daughter of the late John Wiley and Ermine Roy Chumbley.  
 
She worked for Russell Sportswear, then at Fruit of the Loom for over 15 years. She worked at different restaurants in the Russell Springs and Jamestown areas, her last job being for Lee’s Famous Recipe, in Jamestown. Marie was one of the best cooks and was great at working with her hands. She won prizes at the Russell County Fair for her works in sewing, quilting, and embroidering. Marie enjoyed canning and working in her flowers.
 
She was of the Pentecostal Belief and had attended Calvary Temple Church with her family for many years. Marie later attended Parks Ridge Church of God with her siblings. In most recent years, she went to 910 Full Gospel Church with her sister and niece.
 
Along with her parents, Marie was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Ernest Chumbley, Arlis Chumbley and Carlus Chumbley; and 6 sisters: Helen Oakes, Betty Bunch, Goldie McQueary, Velna Oakes, Lorene Popplewell and Dortha Hopper.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: Gary Stephens of Russell Springs and Jeff (Rhonda) Stephens, Sr., of Dunnville
1 sister: Modene (Dorman) Brockman of Dayton, Ohio
7 grandchildren: Jeffrey Stephens, Jr., Whitley Stephens, Hannah McDaniel, Lorie Hale, Tiffany Stephens, Shawn Parton and Nathan Parton
7 great-grandchildren: Ethan Stephens, Olivia McDaniel, Jordan McDaniel, Christopher McDaniel, Dakota McDaniel, Madison Hale and Mason Hale
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 11:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Silverman and Bro. Kelly Burton, Jr. officiating
 
Burial: Parks Ridge Cemetery
 
Visitation: Monday, November 15, 2021 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

JOYCE E. MCFARLAND, 68, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Joyce E. McFarland, 68, of Jamestown, KY passed away Friday, November 12, 2021 at Fair Oaks Health Care in Jamestown, KY. She was born on Wednesday, October 21, 1953 in Franklin, Indiana to the late James Sowder and Doris Kirby Sowder (who survives) of Milford, Ohio.
 
Joyce was a nurses aid for home health.
 
Besides her father, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Roger, Ricky and Steve Sowder.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 Son: Michael McFarland (Tracee) of Russell Springs, KY
1 Step-Daughter: Dana Lyons (Randy) of Cincinnati, OH
1 Step-Son: Donald McFarland, Jr. of Cincinnati, OH
Mother: Doris Kirby Sowder of Milford, Ohio
4 Sisters: Sheila Slone of Milford, OH; Patricia Coffey of Russell Springs, KY; Rhonda McFerron of Broadhead, KY; and Stephanie Sowder of Milford, OH
1 Brother: James Sowder of Liberty Township, OH
3 grandchildren & 2 step-grandchildren 
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 12:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Micah Blakey officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Tuesday
 
Interment: Union Cemetery, Hwy 3525, Russell Springs, KY
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

MATTIE LEE BEARD CHRISMAN, 78, COLUMBIA, KY


Mattie Lee Chrisman, 78, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 10:21 P.M. at the home of her granddaughter in Russell Springs. She was born March 13, 1943 in Adair County to the late Cassius and Vester Beard. 
 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Clifton “Chris” Chrisman, 2 children: Eugene and Debbie Chrisman and 2 grandchildren: Rachel Dotson and Wesley Rucker.


SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Larry (Donnetta) Chrisman and David Chrisman all of Columbia

2 daughters: Sandra (Jewell) Dotson of Columbia, Hazel Louise Chrisman of Barbourville

7 grandchildren: Eric (Samantha) Chrisman of Columbia, Samantha (Troy) Berry of Russell Springs, Randall Dotson and Amy Dotson both of Columbia, Renea Rucker of Glasgow, Chris Rucker of Tompkinsville

26 Great-Grandchildren and 3 Great-Great Grandchildren

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral service: Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Darrell Coffey officiating

 

Burial: Milltown Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 5:00 P.M. Saturday

 

Casket Bearers: Eric Chrisman, Troy Berry, Randall Dotson, Dusty Chamberlain, Austin Beard, Kenny Dotson

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

ALESA FRANCIS BRANHAM, 94, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Alesa Frances Branham, 94, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Kensington Center in Elizabethtown, KY. She was born in Hart County, KY on January 10, 1927 to the late Rev. M. B. and Flossie Riggs Hodges. 
 
She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. Being born to a father who was a Methodist minister and a mother who was a piano music teacher, Frances loved church activities, playing the piano, and singing both with her immediate family and friends.
 
Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Branham; her son, Daryl Branhan; a sister, Leola Gabbert (James); and a brother, Hartsell Hodges (Mildred).
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Pat Coomer (Ron) of Cecilia, KY
1 grandson: Kyle Coomer (Lara) of Elizabethtown, KY
2 great-granddaughters: Emma Kate and Anna Brooke Coomer
Daughter-in-law: Jane Whitney Branham of Columbia, KY
Sister-in-law: Kathreen Branham of Columbia, KY
Several loving nieces & nephews
 
Frances loved her special caregivers: Tandy Rogers, Buffy Jessie, Lari Caso and Jeanie Coppersmith who became like family. Also, a special thank-you to the loving staff at Atria Senior Living, Elizabethtown, KY where Frances resided for nearly 4 years.
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Pescosolido officiating 
 
Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 9:00am on Saturday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
Pallbearers: Tony Hodges, Mike Hodges, Kyle Coomer, Ron Coomer, Danny Reeves and Terry Hadley.
 
In lieu of flowers, since church was a major part of Frances’ life, expressions of sympathy could include an offering to the church of your choice.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

TATE FINCH, STILLBORN, CRESTWOOD, KY

 

It is with the deepest sadness that Erin Kelsey Whittle Finch and Jonathan David Finch of Crestwood, KY announce the birth and passing of their much beloved son, Tate, who went to be with his heavenly Father on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

 

SURVIVORS:

His parents: Erin Kelsey Whittle Finch and Jonathan David Finch of Crestwood, KY

1 sister: Willow Finch

Grandparents: Tommy & Debbie Whittle of Russell Springs, KY and Don & Lisa Finch of Louisville, KY

Great grandmother: Edith Finch

Uncles: Greg (JoAnna) Whittle and Jameson (Wendy) Finch

Aunt: Annalise Finch

3 cousins: Ellie Whittle, Kenzli Finch and Quentin Finch

 

Private Memorial Service: Sunday, November 14, 2021 with Bro. Troy Coffey officiating

 

Interment: Square Oak Cemetery in Russell Springs, KY

 

Pallbearers: Jonathan Finch, Greg Whittle, Tommy Whittle, Jameson Finch, and Don Finch

 

Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs is handling the arrangements.

 

THOMAS POPPLEWELL, 75, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Thomas Popplewell, 75, of Russell Springs, KY passed away at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Tennessee on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.  He was born on August 29, 1946 in Russell County, a son the late Farris and Zilma McQueary Popplewell. 
 

Tommy was a welder for over 43 years, initially working at Learsiegler and then for Tarter Gate Company for 35 years. He enjoyed working on lawn mowers and boat motors, but his favorite pastime was fishing. Tommy was a member of Square Oak Separate Baptist Church where he attended services as long as he was able to do so. He was a very kind and caring man who loved his family. Tommy will be missed by all who were blessed to know his humble spirit and quiet, soft-spoken voice.

 

SURVIVORS:

His beloved wife of 53 years: Lois West Popplewell of Russell Springs

1 son: Kevin (Hazel) Popplewell of Monticello

1 daughter: Kim Popplewell of Liberty

2 brothers: Ola Popplewell and Roy Popplewell, both of Russell Springs

1 sister: Meredith Hopper of Russell Springs Granddaughter: Alexandria (Jarred) Johnson of Warrensburg, MO

Grandson: Joshua Taylor (Felicia Collins) of Liberty

 

In addition to his parents, Tommy was preceded in death by four brothers: Marlus Popplewell, Willard Popplewell, and Paul Popplewell; and a sister, Nadean Wilson.

 

Funeral service: Friday, November 12, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Conner officiating

 

Burial: Holt Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Friday

 

Joe Wilson, Isaac Wilson, Jeff Dick, Joshua Taylor, Chris Popplewell, and Mark Coots will serve as Tommy’s pallbearers.

 

Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

GARY D. MARVIN, 81, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Gary D. Marvin, 81, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, November 8, 2021 at Russell County Hospital in Russell Springs. Born April 27, 1940 in St. Clair, MI, he was the son of Wayne and Daisy (Isaac) Marvin, the 10th of 12 children. 
 
As an entrepreneur and talented “Jack of All Trades”, he started his own auto collision repair shop and nursery/landscaping businesses. A rebel in his early years, he enjoyed racing snowmobiles and motorcycles; but his true passions included country dancing, home construction, and designing and building the myriad of projects his creative mind could dream up - new designs for snowmobiles, motorcycles, trucks, boats, and even highway billboards. Later in life, he fabricated both wood and aluminum boats and traveled the Midwest, Southern, and Eastern U.S. waterways, in his truly unique houseboat designed to navigate rough waters … a trip chronicled in the Houseboat Magazine article “The Great Circle”. His most recent project completed just this year was a 34’ houseboat he designed and built with his son.
 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Marvin and a daughter, Tanya Marvin.
 
SURVIVORS:
His partner of 29 years: Margie Dobson and her family
1 daughter: Shar (Ron) Block &  
3 sons: Jeff (Karen) Marvin, Stuart Marvin, and Gary (Gabriel) Marvin 
5 grandchildren: Alex (Kayla) Block, Kelby & Riley Marvin, Susie (Gregg) Jones, and Andrew (Megan) Marvin
Great-grandsons: Asher Block, Calvin and Cory Hughey
Great-granddaughters: Skylar, Tanner (Whitney) Hughey
 
Viewing will be at Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs, KY on Saturday, November 13, 2021 beginning at 11:30amCT and ending with a small service at 12:30pmCT, presided over by Pastor Christian Naylor. 
 
Upon Gary’s request, cremation has taken place and his ashes will be buried next to his late wife and daughter, Susan and Tanya, in West Branch, Michigan. 
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to your local Hospice organization.
 
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

NORMA JEAN TAYLOR, 86, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Norma Jean Taylor, 86, of Columbia, KY died Monday, November 8, 2021 at her home. She was born January 8, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Tony and Myrtle Eldred Martin. 
 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Taylor; one daughter, Shirley Cruz; one brother, Richard Martin; two sisters: Margaret Hanley and Judy Hanner; and two great-grandchildren.

 

SURVIVORS:

4 daughters: Brenda (Lonnie) Maynard and Jo Ann (Odell) Smith both of Columbia, KY; Barbara (Bill) Carlson of Michigan; and Carol (Marty) Dreher of Tennessee

3 brothers: John Martin, Jim Martin and Roy Martin all of Michigan

1 son-in-law: Ron Cruz

15 Grandchildren, 34 Great-Grandchildren and 5 Great-Great Grandchildren

 

Cremation has been chosen and no public visitation or funeral will be held.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

NORMA JEAN TAYLOR, 86, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Norma Jean Taylor, 86, of Columbia, KY died Monday, November 8, 2021 at her home. She was born January 8, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Tony and Myrtle Eldred Martin. 
 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Taylor; one daughter, Shirley Cruz; one brother, Richard Martin; two sisters: Margaret Hanley and Judy Hanner; and two great-grandchildren.

 

SURVIVORS:

4 daughters: Brenda (Lonnie) Maynard and Jo Ann (Odell) Smith both of Columbia, KY; Barbara (Bill) Carlson of Michigan; and Carol (Marty) Dreher of Tennessee

3 brothers: John Martin, Jim Martin and Roy Martin all of Michigan

1 son-in-law: Ron Cruz

15 Grandchildren, 34 Great-Grandchildren and 5 Great-Great Grandchildren

 

Cremation has been chosen and no public visitation or funeral will be held.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

CHESTER "C.L." SAYERS, 88, WINDSOR, KY

 
Chester “C.L.” Sayers, 88, of Windsor, KY passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021 at Russell County Hospital. Born in Casey County on September 6, 1933, he was a son of the late Hershel and Mattie Watson Sayers.  
 
At age 17, he married his sweetheart, Jerrene Brockman, in Jamestown. C.L. never worked a public job, he farmed for himself all his life. C.L. was never a fan of winter, because there was nothing for him to farm. When he was 44 years old, his and Jerrene’s daughter wed, they took her husband as their own son and worked many hard years together.  When his grandsons came along, they learned to farm as their grandfather and father did. C.L. loved the Lord and was a long-time member of Cedar Springs Church.  He was known to do anything to help anybody in need, no matter what.
 
Along with his parents, C.L. was preceded in death by his wife of over 57 years, Jerrene, who he has missed every day since her death on March 13, 2010; three brothers: Wayne Sayers, Jesse Sayers, and Eugene Sayers; two sisters: Olene Johnson and Patricia Sayers; and his great-granddaughter, Caroline Grace Wilson.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter & son-in-law: Joyce and Wayne Wilson of Windsor
1 brother: Claude Sayers of Russell Springs
2 sisters: Levonda Luttrell of Windsor and Gay Dick of Liberty
2 grandchildren: Cheston (Angie) Wilson and Jimmy Wilson, both of Windsor
2 great-grandchildren: Henry Ethan Wilson and Max Andrew Wilson
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 10:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. David Harmon and Bro. Bobby Oakes officiating and music selections by Tony Carlton
 
Burial: Cedar Springs Cemetery
 
Visitation: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 6:00pm-8:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

DELIAH FROST, 90, RUSSELL SPRINGS KY

 

Deliah Frost, 90, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset. She was born in Russell County on September 23, 1931, a daughter of the late John Roe and Ethel Floyd Frost.  

 

She made her home in Ohio for many years, then came back to Russell County to work at and retire from Fruit of the Loom, of Jamestown. Deliah loved being outdoors and would start her mornings with a walk outside. She loved her log cabin in Russell Springs and enjoyed gardening, working with her flowers and crocheting. Delilah attended 3Trees Church.


SURVIVORS:

3 siblings: Gary Lynn Frost, Larry Frost and Mildred Bradshaw, all of Russell Springs, KY

A host of nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews

 

Graveside Service: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 3:00pmCT at Bethlehem Cemetery


 

Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

BRENDA LOU WITHERS, 73, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Brenda Lou Withers, 73, of Russell Springs, KY passed away at 10:15amCT on Saturday, November 6th, 2021 while in the company of family members at Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY.  She was born in Columbia, KY on August 15, 1948, a daughter of the late Ada (Jasper) Harris and William Floyd.
 
Brenda was a homemaker and quilt maker.
 
She was the widow of Johnny Withers.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Tammy Courtney (Monty) of Columbia, KY and Melinda Withers of Oak Park, IL
1 sister: Evome Buescher of Cincinnati, OH
1 brother: Randall Harris of Cincinnati, OH
2 grandsons: Trevor DeSpain and Jordan DeSpain
 
Graveside Service:  Monday, November 8, 2021 at 3:00pmCT at the Russell Springs City Cemetery
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY in charge of arrangements.
 

DIANA JOAN MCCAUSLAND, 74, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Diana Joan McCausland, 74, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, November 6, 2021 at her daughter’s residence in Columbia, KY. She was born in Van, West Virginia on January 30, 1947 to the late Bruce and Elizabeth “Betty” Spratt Griffith.
 
Mrs. McCausland was a retired Technician for Bell South and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
 
SURVIVORS: 
1 daughter: Nancy Cook (Kelly) of Columbia, KY
4 grandchildren: Alexis Stubbs (John), Elizabeth Cook, Michael Cook and Seamus Cook
3 great-grandchildren: Izabella Stubbs, Ava Leigh Stubbs and Stanton Stubbs
2 siblings: Nancy Justice (Larry) and Donald Chewning (Yvette), both of Florida
 
Visitation: Friday, November 12, 2021 from 4:00-7:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with cremation to follow.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

DELMAS LANDON COOMER, 85, ADAIR COUNTY, KY

 

Delmas Landon Coomer, 85, of the Millerfield community of Adair County, died Friday, November 5, 2021 at his home. He was born September 14, 1936 in the Morris Chapel community of Adair County to the late Rachel Marie Gibson Coomer and Freeman Coomer. 

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Wilson; one sister, Matra Wissing; two brothers: Forbes and Leon Coomer; and a grandchild, Brandon Coomer.

 

Landon was united in marriage to Judy Stone on April 1, 1960.  He worked for many years at the Cudahy Cheese Plant in Russell Springs and dairy farmed.  His favorite hobby was coon hunting with walker dogs.  He attended the Millerfield Brethren-in-Christ Church since 1970.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Judy Stone Coomer of the Millerfield community

2 children: Delmas (Gail) Coomer of the Millerfield community and Rhonda (Robert) Knight of Columbia

4 grandchildren: Shae (Jason) Murrell, Sierra (Josh) Durbin, Devin (Whittney) Akin and Skylar Coomer

2 step-grandchildren: Josh (Alicia) Knight and Dustin (Megan) Knight

8 great-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren

2 sisters: Rena Kerns of Lebanon Junction and Estelene Hayes of Columbia

Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

 

Funeral Service: Monday, November 8, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Knight officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: Sunday from 4:00-8:00 P.M. and anytime Monday before service

 

Casket Bearers: Jason Murrell, Joshua Durbin, Devin Akin, Jamey Hayes, James Dillon, David Kerns

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

EARL YOUNG, JR., 72, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Earl Young, Jr., 72, of Russell Springs, KY died Thursday, November 4, 2021 at his daughter's residence. He was born on November 12, 1948 in Williamstown, KY to the late Earl Young, Sr. and Mary Frances Farris.

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife: Mary Sue Reecer Young of Russell Springs, KY

3 children: Marie Parker (Bryan) of Russell Springs, KY, Carol Hasty (Shannon) of Livingston, KY and Rollie Williams (Jennifer) of Stanford, KY

15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren

4 siblings: Nellie Summers (William) of Westmoreland, TN, Lorena Young of Sampson, AL, Irene Haskel (Rick) of New Haven, FL and Jerry Young (Rita) of Anderson, IN

Several nieces, nephews, and other friends & relatives

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three siblings: Myrtle Hardin, Cora Frances Lynch and Hazel Taylor and several other family members.

 

Visitation: Monday, November 8, 2021 from 11:00am-2:00pm at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with cremation to follow the visitation.

 

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

 

DONALD GENE BURTON, 79, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Donald Gene Burton, 79, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at his residence.  He was born in Adair County, KY on March 16, 1942 to the late Zack and Emma Susan Willis Burton. 

 

Mr. Burton was a member of the Bloomington Chapel Brethren in Christ Church, a former employee of the Adair County Jail and a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He enjoyed junking and antiques and always finding or making a good deal.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Michael Burton of Alabama

1 grandson: Brody Walker Burton of Columbia

His former daughter-in-law: Shawna Burton of Columbia

3 siblings: Phillip Burton of Florida, Harold Burton (Audrey) of Columbia, KY and Sue Burton of Kokomo, IN

2 special friends: Doug Janes (Monica) and Donnie Curry (Leoda)

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Jean Coffey Burton and 9 siblings: Tommy Burton, Ed Burton, Freddie Burton, Delmer Burton, Bobby Burton, Mamie Cowan, Dollie Burton, Faylene Herald and Hazel Curry.

 

Funeral Service: 11:00amCT on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Ralph Foster officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery
 

Visitation: Friday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and on Saturday morning until time for service at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home. 

 

PallbearersRalph Curry, Doug Janes, Brody Burton, Kevin Burton, Dale Cowan and Steve Curry

 

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary in charge of arrangements.

 

CALVIN LEE BROWN, 73, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Calvin Lee Brown, 73, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at his home. He was born August 7, 1948 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Calvin Sylvanius and Joan Wethington Brown. 

 

Calvin served his country during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Marines, was a former officer with the Sheridan Police Department and Hamilton County Sheriff Department, a Life Member of the V.F.W. and American Legion.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Charlotte Kelsay Brown of Columbia

3 children: Jennifer Starrett (Phillip) of Peru, Indiana, Kristine Brown of Cicero, Indiana, David Brown (Kassie) of Nashville, Indiana

2 sisters: Deborah Altman of Austin, Texas and Cheryl Mitchell of Noblesville, Indiana

8 grandchildren: Nicholas and Dustin Starrett, Alison Grider Cowart, Elijah, Emilie, Audrey, Wyatt and Wade Brown

6 great-grandchildren: Cara Starrett, Josalin Cowart, Jaden Starrett, Elijah R. Starrett, Evine Starratt and Jaxson Cowart

Several other relatives & friends

 

The family has chosen Cremation and services will be held at a later date.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

SCARLETT IRIS GRAVES, 5 WEEKS, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Scarlett Iris Graves, 5-week-old daughter of Quentin and Kimberlynn Carter Graves, died Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at U.K. Medical Center in Lexington.

 

SURVIVORS:
Her parents: Quentin & Kimberlynn Carter Graves of Columbia, KY

1 brother: Blayden Graves

Grandparents: Paul & Melissa Carter, John & Jennifer Carter, Lora Newton Napier and Keith Napier, all of Columbia, KY; and Donnie Graves of Springfield, KY

Great-Grandmothers: Carolyn Moore and Doris Carter both of Columbia, KY

2 aunts: Kristin (Colin) Jacobson of Columbia, KY and Tiffany Graves of Cincinnati, Ohio

3 uncles: Tyler Carter of Columbia, KY; Nick (Cristy) Graves of Bardstown, KY; and Thomas Graves of Lebanon, KY
 

Graveside Service: Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at Bearwallow Cemetery

 

There will be no visitation.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

WELBY WAYNE FLETCHER, 81, BURKESVILLE, KY

 
Welby Wayne Fletcher, 81, of Burkesville, KY passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Imogene (Booher) Fletcher of Burkesville, KY
4 children: Wanda (Jay) Faulkner of Bowling Green, KY; Lisa Corbin, Ricky Fletcher, Carrie (Stephen) Harris all of Burkesville, KY
2 siblings: Shirley Gibson of Breeding, KY and Joyce Ann (Ron) McCauley of Louisville, KY
11 grandchildren: Nickie Cash, Coty Cash, Paul Young, Angela Hill, Trevor Harris, Tamara Harris, Ella Harris, Danielle Tuggle, Lacy Faulkner, Karter Fletcher, & Jace Fletcher
10 great-grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, KY with Bro. Nickie Richards & Bro. Gary Cash officiating and the eulogy by Larry Booher
 
Visitation: Friday, November 5, 2021 after 1:30pmCT at Norris-New Funeral Home
 
Burial: Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Cumberland County, KY
 
Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, KY is in charge of the arrangements. 
 

CHRISTINE RICE, 85, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Christine Rice, 85, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was born September 16, 1936 in Adair County to the late Robert Twyman and Annie Pearl Keltner Baker.  

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George M. Rice on December 23, 2020; two sons: Gregory H. Caldwell and Ricky N. Caldwell; 1 grandchild, Joshua Roche; 3 brothers: Odell, Dillon and Alfred Baker; and a sister, Rebecca Parson.

 

Christine was a member of Charity Baptist Church and retired from Osh Kosh B’Gosh.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Joey Caldwell (Kelly) of Columbia, KY

2 daughters: Cherita McFarland (Rick) and Janet Biggs (Kenny Gaskins), both of Columbia, KY

1 sister: Rachel Lea of St. Petersburg, Florida

2 daughters-in-law: Cindy Caldwell of Greenville, Texas and Judy Caldwell of Columbia, KY

7 grandchildren & great-grandchildren

A host of other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Friday, November 5, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. David Karnes and Bro. Elijah Coffey officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00 A.M. Friday

 

In lieu of flowers, donations to Charity Baptist Church would be appreciated and can be left at the funeral home.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

GARY THOMAS NEWTON, 56, LIBERTY, KY

 
Gary Thomas Newton, 56, of Liberty, KY passed away on Monday, November 1, 2021 in Somerset, KY.  Born August 21, 1965 in Lebanon, KY, he was a son of the late Burl Gorden Newton and Linda Faye “Judy” Wethington Newton.
 
Gary was a gate hauler. He enjoyed camping, bonfires, playing cards, cookouts, traveling with his dog Tucker, and fishing. Gary loved spending time with his family and friends. 
 
SURVIVORS:
3 daughters: Amber Smith of Jamestown, Cathy Jo (Michael) Wilson of Columbus, OH and Amanda (Austen) LaFavers of Bowling Green, KY
2 brothers: James (Vicky) Newton of Campbellsville and Bobby (Debbie) Newton of Harrodsburg
3 sisters: Barbara (Eric) Rohe of Cincinnati, OH, Brenda Goins of Liberty, and Lisa (Frank) Stedam of Owenton
6 grandchildren (and 1 on the way)
 
Funeral Mass: 11:00amET on Friday, November 5, 2021 at St. Bernard Catholic Church with Father George Otuma officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
 
Visitation: 6-8pmET on Thursday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, KY with a prayer service held at 7:30pmET on Thursday. 
 
Memorial contributions are suggested to help the offset funeral expenses. 
 
Arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. 
 

GLEN ALLEN OAKS, 86, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Glen Allen Oaks, 86, of Russell Springs, KY, passed away Sunday, October 31st, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Somerset, KY. He was born in Jamestown, KY on July 19, 1935, a son of the late Lillie (Hayes) and Claude Oaks.
 
Glen was a member of Mt Pleasant United Methodist Church, served in the U.S. Marines, and was a carpenter for many years.
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his grandparents: Walter (Trigger) and Maude Oaks; 2 brothers: Jack Oaks and Jerry Mack Oaks and a sister, Darlene Ash.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Ida (Scholl) Oaks of Russell Springs, KY 
2 daughters: Andra (Bobby) Brown and Dana Oaks, both of Russell Springs, KY
2 sons: Pat (Jodi) Oaks and Phil (Rose) Oaks, both of Russell Springs, KY
1 sister: Ruth Stephens of Russell Springs, KY
5 grandchildren: Sarah(Trent) Stapp, Brad(Lyndsey) Brown, Brian(Carey) Brown, Seth(Heidi) Oaks and Whitney Oaks
11 great-grandchildren: Cassidy & Carter Stapp, Brodey, Adelynn & Calley Brown, Caleb & Asher Brown, Jake, Molly, & Briar Oaks, Titus Popplewell
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, November 4,  2021 at 11:00amCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Tony Stephens officiating
 
Visitation: After 5:00pmCT on Wednesday at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel
 
Interment: Jamestown Cemetery with full Military Honors by the Russell County Honor Squad
 
Pallbearers: Brian Brown, Brad Brown, Seth Oaks, Keith Scholl, Jeff Scholl, and Greg Scholl
 
Hon. Pallbearers: Roger Carnes, Baker Carnes, Roy Scholl, Andy Scholl, David Scholl, and Bobby Williams
 

MERLENE REXROAT, 89, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Merlene Rexroat, 89, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, October 31, 2021 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. She was born in Jabez, KY on March 16, 1932, a daughter of the late Eula (Wiggington) and Charlie Hoover.
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Rondal Rexroat; 3 brothers: Oscar, Denzil, and Dewayne Hoover; and 2 half-sisters: Alice Abbott and Hattie Edwards.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Debbie Lafavers of Russell Springs, KY
4 sons: Charles Fred Rexroat of Russell Springs, KY; Ozandal Rexroat of Georgetown, KY; Randy Rexroat of Columbia, KY; and David Rexroat of Jamestown, KY
1 sister: Glenna Stiff of Russell Springs, KY
9 grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren
A host of nieces, nephews and friends
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Wayne Keith officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Wednesday at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel
 
Interment: Ridgecrest Cemetery in Jamestown, KY
 
Pallbearers: Adam Rexroat, John Thompson, Kendall Hoover, Wendell Hoover, Eric Wolford, and Dustin Warriner.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
 

EUGENE PELSTON, 45, GLASGOW, KY (ADAIR COUNTY NATIVE)

 
Eugene Pelston, 45, of Glasgow, KY (formerly of the Sparksville Community of Adair County), the son of Sue (Fudge) Pelston of Sparksville and the late George Pelston, was born December 19, 1975 in Columbia and departed this life on Friday, October 29, 2021 in Glasgow at the T.J. Samson Community Hospital. 
 
Eugene had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Baptist Faith. He was a factory worker for Akebono Brake in Glasgow at the time of his death. He enjoyed riding four wheelers and motorcycles, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing Xbox, and farming Simulator games, but most of all, spending time with his family, especially his grandson. 
 
SURVIVORS:
His mother: Sue Pelston of Sparksville
3 daughters: Amy Nicole Pelston (Damon Kessinger) of Greensburg, KY; Ashley Renee Pelston (Jacob Hilty) of Breeding, KY; and Heather Marie Butler of Glasgow, KY
1 sister: Melanda Fields & husband Ricky of Breeding
1 brother: Chris Pelston of Sparksville, KY
1 grandson: Joseph Oliver Kessinger 
A host of other relatives & friends
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday at 2:00pmET (1:00pmCT) at L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville
 
Burial: Harrods Fork Cemetery at Sparksville
 
Visitation: After 5:00pmET (4:00pmCT) on Tuesday at the funeral home
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

VIRGINIA COMBEST

 

Virginia Combest, 90, of Jamestown, KY passed away Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Grandview Nursing and Rehab in Campbellsville, KY. She was born in Jamestown, KY on October 7, 1931, a daughter of the late Dora (Lee) and Johnny Polston.

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, John Duel Combest and a brother, Tommy Polston.

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Patty Wheat of Hodgensville, KY
1 son: Paul Combest of Jamestown, KY
1 sister: Barbara Wooldridge of Columbia, KY
1 granddaughter: Laura (Mervin) Nissley

The family chose care and cremation.

 

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

 

JOSEPH SPARKS, 78, BREEDING, KY

 

Joseph E. Sparks, 78, of Breeding, KY died September 7, 2021 at the Harrison Springs Health Campus in Corydon, Indiana. He was born August 22, 1943 to the late J.E. and Christine Sparks.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Dudley Sparks.

 

He was a retired Hardin County High School Chemistry teacher and a Microbiologist for the state of Kentucky. Joe’s father, J.E. Sparks, along with Frank Lancaster and others, were founding members of the Duo-County Telephone Co-Op and at the time of Joe’s death, he was the oldest member of the Board of Directors. Joe was a World War II Historian, avid duck and turkey hunter, along with his friend Jimmy Nell, and past President of Kentucky League of Sportsmen.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 sister: Gayle Crain (Jim) of Greenville, IN

1 nephew: Cabe Crain (Denise) of Greenville, IN

Sister-in-law: Betty Sparks of Elizabethtown, KY

1 niece: Julie Meadows of Elizabethtown, KY

Special friend & neighbor: James Murphy of Breeding

 

 A Gathering of Family and Friends will be on Friday, November 5, 2021 starting at 10:00 A.M. with a Celebration of Joe’s Life following at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Marilyn Dudley Sparks Scholarship Fund at Lindsey Wilson College would be appreciated and can be left at the funeral home or mailed to Lindsey Wilson College, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, Kentucky  42728.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

On Air Now

Regular Programming
4:15pm - 12:00am
Regular Programming

CNN National News

 

Entertainment News

Wave Weather Sponsors



POWER MAX DOPPLER & SEVERE WEATHER REPORTS
SPONSORED BY:
BARGER INSURANCE &

JACK&JACK INSURANCE
 

LISTEN LIVE TO 92.7 THE WAVE FOR SEVERE WEATHER UPDATES... 


 

WEATHER LINKS

WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

STORM PREDICTION CENTER