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Obituaries Archives for 2021-12

JAMES BOLIN "JIM" BEARD, 79, LOUISVILLE, KY

 

James Bolin “Jim” Beard, 79, of Louisville, KY died Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at the V.A. Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was born in Columbia, KY on July 30, 1942 to the late John H. and Dorothy Bailey Beard.

 

Mr. Beard was of the Baptist faith and retired from the U. S. Army.  He served during the Vietnam War and received many awards including a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.  He was a member of the VFW Post 6097 and was a Kentucky Colonel.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Kim Spencer of McDonough, GA

His former wife and caregiver: Jo Osborne Beard of Louisville, KY

Former wife and mother of his children: Sandra Rowe Beard of McDonough, GA

2 step-daughters: Angela Murphy (David) of Scottsburg, IN and Carrie Allen (Ron Sidebottom) of Louisville, KY

9 grandchildren: Chad, Kelly, Corey, Blake, Adam, Katelyn, Lilly, Levi and William

6 great-grandchildren

1 sister: Peggy Nix (Eddie) of Louisville, KY

His best friend: Billy Wright of Columbia

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Pogue and 4 siblings: Rebecca Corbett, Sarah Strickland, Bobby Beard and Carrie Dillingham.

 

Funeral service: Monday, January 3, 2022 at  2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Military Honors provided by VFW Post 6097

 

Burial: Columbia Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Monday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

 

The family request everyone attending wear a mask or face covering.
 

LUCAS DAVID SMITH, 50, LEXINGTON, KY

 

Lucas David Smith, 50, of Lexington, KY died Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. He was born April 9, 1971 in Goldsboro, North Carolina to the late Donnie D. and JoAnne Furkins Smith.

 

SURVIVORS:

One sister and brother-in-law – Melissa and Kirk Melby of Laurel, Montana

One nephew – Kyle Melby of Montana

One niece – Erin Melby of Montana

Aunt and Uncles – Connie and Roger Arms of Marrowbone, KY and Harry Furkins of Nashville

 

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

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

MARY SUE (REECER) YOUNG, 67, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Mary Sue Young, 67, of Russell Springs, KY died Thursday, December 30, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Gallatin, TN on January 31, 1954 to the late Clyde and Agnes Marie Chandler Reecer.  
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl Young, Jr. and 3 siblings: Julia White, Johnny Reecer and Charles Reecer.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Marie Parker (Bryan) of Russell Springs, KY
6 grandchildren: Dorothy Ray (David), Randy Reecer (Paulette), Robert Reecer (Darlene) and Sammy Reecer all of Tennessee 
Several nieces & nephews
 
Visitation: Sunday, January 2, 2022 from 10:00am-1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

SUE CAROL GOSSAGE, 77, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Sue Carol Gossage, 77, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Russell County Hospital.  She was born October 10, 1944 in Greenwood, Indiana, a daughter of the late Dorothy Watters Manuel.  
 
Sue enjoyed gardening, working in her flowers and her dogs. She loved spending time with her family.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her life partner: Randy Coe of Russell Springs
2 sons, Kermit (Mitzi) Gossage, Jr. and Keith (Carolyn) Gossage, both of Russell Springs
3 daughters: Lesa Roberts of Arizona, Tiffany Reynolds of Chicago, and Kelly Gossage of Bowling Green
8 grandchildren: Amber (Kenny) Patton, Taylor Gossage, Caitelyn Gossage, Austin Gossage, Amanda (Kelly) Roberts-Deaton, Christopher (Susie) Roberts, Brittany (Manny) Rodriguez and Morgan Benavidez
11 great-grandchildren: Leila Roberts, Bryan Roberts, Jack Deaton, Elaine Rodriguez, Molly Rodriguez, Everly Roberts, Max Deaton, Todd Deaton, Karter Patton, Emma Patton and Ella Patton
 
Graveside Service: Friday, December 31, 2021 at 3:00pmCT at the Russell Springs City Cemetery with Bro. Billy Silverman officiating
 
Pallbearers: Kevin Posey, Dustin Posey, Austin Gossage, Kermit Gossage, Jr., Keith Gossage and Josiah Silverman.
 
Sue’s arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com
 

SUE BRAVARD, 70, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Sue Bravard, 70, of Jamestown, KY, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at the Russell County Hospital. She was born in Jamestown, KY on March 27, 1951, a daughter of the late Lena Mae Brumley.
 
In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by 2 sons: P.I. and Scotty Appleby; 2 daughters: Kathy Appleby and Chris Roy; and 1 sister, Ora Reeder.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Mark Bravard of Jamestown, KY
1 daughter: Debbie Jones of Jamestown, KY
2 sons: Junior Appleby of Jamestown, KY and Adam Appleby of Russell Springs, KY
5 brothers: Odell Brumley of Indianapolis, IN; David Brumley and Andy Bell both of Jamestown, KY; Kenneth Bell of Russell Springs, KY; and Phillip Bell of Elizabethtown, KY
9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild 
A host of nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Friday, December 31, 2021 at 11:00amCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Steve Bunch officiating
 
Visitation: After 5:00pmCT on Thursday and after 8:00amCT on Friday at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel
 
Interment: Jamestown Cemetery
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

TWANA LEE HADLEY, 67, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Twana Lee Hadley, 67, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Wednesday December 29, 2021 at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Jamestown. Born  July 17, 1954 in Danville, KY, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth and Vircena Stephens Hadley.
 
Twana was a member of Cedar Springs Baptist Church. She had a love for dogs and horses.
 
SURVIVORS: 
2 sisters: Linda (Arvis) Stapp and Glenna (Danny) Luttrell, both of Russell Springs
3 nieces: Angela (Barry) Bolin, Kristi (Chris) York, and Amber (Kent) Snow
1 nephew: Shane (Brenda) Stapp
5 great-nieces: Kaitlyn (Skylar) Stapleton, Madison (Jared) Pierce, Kassidy (Brett) Gibson, Natalie Rogers, and Autumn Stapp
1 great-nephew: Blake Bolin
1 great-great-niece: Hadleigh Pierce
2 great-great-nephews: Jamison Pierce, and Garner Stapleton
 
Funeral Service: Friday, December 31, 2021 at 11:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Dunbar officiating
 
Burial: Parks Ridge Cemetery
 
Visitation: Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and Friday after 8:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Twana’s cousins will serve as pallbearers.
 
Funeral arrangements for Twana are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

KAYLEE TENNISON FROST, 28, HODGENVILLE, KY (FORMERLY OF COLUMBIA, KY)

 
Kaylee Tennison Frost, 28, of Hodgenville, KY (formerly of Columbia, KY) died Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, KY. She was born in Glasgow, KY on May 6, 1993 to Terry and Sherry Phillips of Columbia, KY who survives.
 
Kaylee was a member of the Emory Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a 2011 graduate of Adair County High School and a graduate of Lindsey Wilson College with a Master’s Degree in Mental Health. She specialized in children’s counseling and was passionate about her work. She enjoyed being outdoors and gardening with her mom, Sherry, and spending time with her family and friends.
 
SURVIVORS: 
Her parents Terry and Sherry Phillips
Her husband: Glenn Frost and infant son, Harlan Frost both of Hodgenville, KY
1 brother: Brandon Phillips of Elizabethtown, KY
Her grandmother: Nada Sanders of Columbia, KY
Aunts & uncles: Carson & Linda Lewis and Theresa & Ricky Stotts, both of Columbia, KY
Father & mother-in-law: Glenn & Deborah Frost
 
Funeral Service: Friday, December 31, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Trinity United Methodist Church
 
Burial: Hill Cemetery
 
Visitation: Thursday from 2:00-8:00pmCT and Friday from 9:00am-1:00pmCT at Trinity United Methodist Church
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

JUDY (KIMBLER) SHANAHAN, 63, MONTPELIER, KY


Judy Shanahan, 63, of Montpelier, KY died Monday, December 27, 2021 at her home. She was born July 3, 1958 in Adair County to the late Joe and Mary Wilkerson Kimbler.  
 

Judy was a homemaker and attended Praise Assembly of God Church.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Kimbler; two sisters: Joyce Conover and Sharon Kimbler; and a grandchild, Abigail.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Calvin Shanahan of Montpelier

2 daughters: Jennifer Kay Shanahan of Montpelier and Laura Guffey-Shanahan of Somerset

4 brothers: Ricky Kimbler, Jeff Kimbler and Donnie Kimbler all of Russell Springs and Earl Kimbler of Columbia

2 sisters: Linda York of Russell Springs and Shelia Murphy of Columbia

4 grandchildren: Ariana, Gabriel, Theodore and Trinity

Several other relatives and friends

 

Funeral service: Friday, December 31, 2021 at 12:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Sister Rita Rhinehart officiating


Burial: Freedom Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Friday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

JAMES LEWIS "JIM" CLARK, 57, COLUMBIA, KY

 

James Lewis “Jim” Clark, 57, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 6:05 A.M. at his home. He was born November 23, 1964 in Adair County. 

 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, who raised him: Johnny Golden and Hazel Kemp Clark; his mother, Linda Clark Beard; and a brother, Tim Beard.  

 

Jim was a member of Pollards Chapel United Methodist Church and a sawmill worker.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Marlene Cundiff Clark of Columbia

1 son: Craig Clark of Columbia

1 daughter and son-in-law: Jamie and Craig Seale of Columbia

3 brothers: Dale (Anita) Clark, Larry (Debbie) Clark, Teddy Beard and Tony Beard all of Columbia

1 sister: Brenda Dulworth of Columbia

1 grandson: Ezra Flatt

Sister-in-law: Cathy Beard Denham

Brother-in-law: Brent (Pam) Cundiff of Columbia

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral service: Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Victor Matney and Bro. William Davenport officiating

 

Burial: Cane Valley Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 4:30 P.M. Saturday

 

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Cane Valley Cemetery Fund which can be made at the funeral home.

 

Casket Bearers: Colby Smith, Pedro Mendoza, Marco Ayala, James Flatt, Austin Beard, Teddy Beard, Josh Bailey, Jonathan Bailey

 

Honorary: Bobby Downey, Tim Beard, Wade Bailey

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

TODD KELLEY, 50, COLUMBIA, KY


Todd Kelley, 50, of Columbia, KY died Monday, December 27, 2021 at 7:41 P.M. at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington. He was born October 5, 1971 in Adair County.

 

Todd worked in the log woods and oil fields for many years.

 

SURVIVORS:

His mother & step-father: Carol and Billy Keltner of Russell Springs

His father & step-mother: Dannie and Janice Kelley of Columbia

2 daughters: Madison Kelley and Addison Meeks both of Campbellsville

2 sisters: Stacie Curry of Russell Springs and Lori Froedge of Columbia

1 grandchild: Kade

His companion: Tonya Melson of Cundiff

 

Funeral service: Saturday, January 2, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home

 

Burial: Tarter’s Chapel Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 5:00 P.M. Friday

 

Casket Bearers:  Kevin Norris, Barry Janes, Mark Curry, Cody Taylor, Ricky Bledsoe, Mark Baker


Honorary: Rickey Rodgers, Christian Patton, Nick Rooks

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

PINKIE BURTON LEE, 87, CINCINNATI, OHIO (ADAIR COUNTY NATIVE)


Pinkie Burton Lee, 87, of Cincinnati, OH passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021. She was born in Columbia, Kentucky on June 14, 1934 to the late Willie James and Nancy Jane Burton (nee McQueary).
 

Pinkie’s family meant the world to her, and she devoted her entire life to them. She always considered everyone family and never met a stranger. She was always thought of as the neighborhood mom and grandma and never treated anyone any different. Her door was always open and she always welcomed you with her huge infectious smile. Anyone that knew her knew she had such a big heart; to know her was to love her. Early in her life she worked as a laborer at P&G, but her greatest accomplishment was being a homemaker. Pinkie was an avid bingo player and loved listening to her family singing gospel music.

 

SURVIVORS:

4 children: Eudie (James Riese) Lee, Tony (Sharon) Lee, Joe (Shirley) Lee and Carol Miller 

26 grandchildren: Jack (Christopher) Lyons, Nikki Herth, Shanda Hopkins, Shawnee Matthews, Shahronda Bird, TJ Lee, Tracey Lee, Tabaitha (Chad) Muddiman, Joseph Lee, Sara Lee, Julie Lee, Ricky Denny, Amy Lee, Brandon Denny, Shawn Miller, Miranda (Skyler) Mueller, Josh Miller, Jon Miller, Chris Miller, Tommy Miller, Haven Lee, Shannon (Matt) Marshall, Holly Young, Glenn Young, Ricky Lee, Angel Murphy

1 sister: Shirley Bryant of Adair County, KY

A host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and lifelong friends

She was preceded in death by 2 children: David Lee & Reba Lee; 3 grandchildren: Mark  Howington, David Lee & Chauncey Lee; and 6 brothers & 4 sisters: Woodruff Burton, Marvin Burton, Carl Burton, Vertis Burton, Wallace Burton, Sherman Burton, Veneitta Burton, Hattie Hollins, Gladys Powers & Arleter Burton.

Funeral Service: Friday, December 31, 2021 at 10:00amET at Newcomer Funeral Home -West Side Chapel in Cincinnati, Ohio with Pastor Billy Price officiating

 

Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum in Cincinnati, OH


Visitation: Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 5:00pm-8:00pmET at Newcomer Funeral Home -West Side Chapel, 3300 Parkcrest Lane Cincinnati, Ohio

 

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

 

BISHOP BILLY RAY PAYNE, 79, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Bishop Billy Ray Payne, 79, of Columbia, KY transitioned peacefully from this life on December 26, 2021 to his heavenly home. He left behind an enduring legacy as a devoted husband, father, Christian, and philanthropist. He was born in the family home on June 16, 1942 to William and Lucinda Christine (Williams) Payne in the Neatsville community of Adair County, KY.
 

His family later moved to the Sparksville community. He attended Adair County public schools and worked on the family farm until moving to Chicago as a young man. 
 

In 1971, Billy met Beverly Pollard in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Virginia Grill, where she was a waitress and he was a cook. He knew from the moment he saw her flowing, long red hair that she would become his wife. True to his intuition, they married on January 3, 1972 and raised 11 children together. They celebrated 49 years of marriage and were just a few days shy of their 50th Golden Anniversary at the time of Billy’s passing.

 

Billy worked many years for RCA Company in Indianapolis. After moving back to Columbia in 2006, he began working for the Adair County Board of Education as a bus driver. His love of community and fellowman led Billy to work at the Adair County Animal Shelter, Goodwill Industries, and J.O.Y. Ministries. He also volunteered his time delivering food and goods to the elderly and those in need.

 

If he was not tinkering with his cars, watching basketball, or mowing the lawn, Billy was certain to share a good story of his life and faith. He considered himself a blessed man. He was a faithful servant to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He started his ministry at the Voice of Pentecost Church in Indianapolis in 1976 at the age of 34. After moving back to Columbia, Billy and Beverly began attending the Eunice Church of God, supported by Pastor Elder C.R. Payne.

 

Along with his parents, Billy was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph B. Payne, and a sister, Amanda Weathers.

 

SURVIVORS:
His wife (his “Queen”): Beverly Payne

11 children: William Ray Payne, Jr. of LaGrange; Brenda Payne of Chicago, Illinois; Daniel Farris (Bonnie) of Brandon, Florida; Ronald Farris (Donna) of Danville; Sherry McCree (Lee) of Indianapolis; Joseph Farris of Stanford; Elizabeth Morrow (James) of Indianapolis; Lorna Wyatt of Atlanta, Georgia; Clayton Farris (Debbie) of Indianapolis; Eric Farris of Stanford; and Anthony Payne (Peggy) of Columbia

13 siblings: Mary Hendrickson, Carolyn Cox, Sheila Payne, Phyllis Payne, Sharon Payne, and George Payne (Joann), all of Columbia; James Payne (Ernestine) of Delaware; Richard Payne (Cheryl) of Benton Harbor, Michigan; David Payne (Sharon), Henry Payne (Janet), and Clyde Roy Payne (Teresa), all of Danville; Larry Payne (Reggie) of Woodbridge, Virginia; and Timothy Payne (Yuvondra) of Bardstown

His many adored grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren

A host of nieces & nephews

Joshua & Stephanie Cheatham and their daughters, Kyliee and Jaielyn, whom he embraced as his own.

 

Visitation: After 10 A.M. on Saturday, January 1, 2022 at Eunice Church of God, 12515 Liberty Rd, Columbia with a Going Home Service to follow at 12:00 P.M. with Elder C.R. Payne delivering the Eulogy.   

 

Pallbearers: David Payne, Henry Payne, George Payne, Larry Payne, Timothy Payne, and Doug Rayburn.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

MICHAEL ALLEN LACEY, 65, COLUMBIA, KY


Michael Allen Lacy, 65, of Columbia, KY died Friday, December 24, 2021 at Greenhill Rehabilitation and Care in Greensburg, KY. He was born on January 2, 1956 in Canton, IL to the late Orville and Pauline Maher Lacy.

 

Mr. Lacy was a truck driver and veteran of the U. S. Marines.  He enjoyed Fishing, riding motorcycles and camping.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Carla Cook Lacy of Columbia, KY 

2 children: Kelly Joe Cook (Nancy) of Columbia, KY and Jennifer Joyce Marcotte (William) of Vero Beach, FL

7 grandchildren: Victoria Burri, Alexis Stubbs (John), Anthony Rossi, Chloe Rossi, Elizabeth Cook, Michael Cook and Seamus Cook

3 great-grandchildren: Izabella, Avaleigh and Stanton Stubbs

2 brothers: David Lacy (Susie) and Jerry Lacy both of Florida

Several nieces and nephews

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Lacy.

 

Visitation: Saturday January 1, 2022 from 3:00-5:00pm at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with cremation to follow.

 

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

DONALD M. BENNETT, 74, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Donald M. Bennett, 74, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Friday, December 24, 2021 at Green Hill Manor Nursing Home in Greensburg. He was born January 5, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois to the late William Zachary and Valtha Burbridge Bennett. 
 

Donald served his country during the Vietnam Era in the U.S. Army, was a member of Calvary Temple Church and a self-employed sign painter. 

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Crystal Pierce; one sister, Barbara Madsen; and 3 brothers: Arlen Glen Bennett, Phillip Bennett and his twin Ronald Bennett.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Linda Akin Bennett of Columbia

2 sons: Adam Bennett and Richard Burris both of Columbia

1 sister: Wanda Bagby of Chicago, Illinois

5 grandchildren: Wesley Burris, Brooke Burris, Nathan & Jeremiah Pierce and Cherish Little

3 great-grandchildren: Judah, Camden and Melody Joy

Several other relative and friends

 

Funeral service: Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Pastor Troy McWhorter officiating


Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Thursday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

BEULA GRANT, 93, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Beula Grant, 93, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, December 25, 2021 at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia, KY.  She was born in Fairplay, KY on December 16, 1928 to the late Melvin and Laura Bell McInteer Earls. 

 

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Grant; 2 children: Sue Janes and Lonnie Grant; and 8 siblings: Reno Earls, Pearl Kelley, Zelma Watson, Basil Earls, Venus Earls, Refus Brock, Finis Earls and Medie Bishop.

 

Mrs. Grant was a member of the Amazing Grace Community Church. She enjoyed flower gardening and spending time with her family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

6 grandchildren: Tammy Hatcher (Mark), Chris Janes (Wendy), Lisa Walkup (Heath), Eric Grant (Marianne), Latasha Gist (Robby) and Josh Grant (Heather), all of Columbia, KY

14 great-grandchildren & 4 great-great-grandchildren

Son-in-law: Ronnie Janes (Connie) of Columbia, KY

Several nieces & nephews

 

The services will be private with burial in Haven Hill Cemetery.

 

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

 

MARGARET BUTLER WADE, 76, E-TOWN, KY (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
Margaret Butler Wade, 76, of Elizabethtown, KY (formerly of Campbellsville, KY), daughter of the late Josh Butler and Ruby Abston Grider, was born March 14, 1945 in Adair County, KY. She died at 7:42 P.M. on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 in Elizabethtown.  
 
She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Youngers Creek Baptist Church. Margaret was a former employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville and Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. She was good spirited and kind hearted person. She enjoyed crafts, nature and bird watching. 
 
She united in marriage to Seth D. Wade June 7, 1964 and he preceded her in death November 8, 2015.
 
She was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Cravens.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 brother & 1 sister: William Butler & wife Louise of Columbia and Cathy Catron & companion Lee Tucker of Breeding
1 brother-in-law: Donnie Cravens of Cincinnati, Ohio
5 nieces & nephews: Donald Cravens, Debbie Sipe, Daryl Cravens, Sonia Tweedy and Angie Yates
Several great-nieces & great-nephews
Special friends & caregivers: Cheryl Plessl, Virginia Kerr, Jane Hughes, Dorothy Fox and Mary Lou Mobley
Many other relatives & friends
_______________
 
FUNERAL SERVICE:  Monday, December 27, 2021 at 1:00pmET at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev. Ron Lewis 
 
BURIAL: Brookside Cemetery 
 
VISITATION: After 10:00amET on Monday at the funeral home
 
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO YOUNGERS CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME.
 

LORENE MCGOWAN, 92, JAMESTOWN, KY


Lorene McGowan, 92, of Jamestown, KY passed away Thursday, December 23, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Somerset, KY on June 2, 1929, a daughter of the late Martha (Hansford) and Link Whitaker. 

She was a homemaker. 


SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Joyce (Kenney) Wilson of Russell Springs, KY and Elizabeth Richards of Jamestown, KY
4 sons: Wendell McGowan of Russell Springs, KY; James Goble (Patsy) McGowan of Jamestown, KY; Carlos (Linda) McGowan of Jamestown, KY; Gary (Mary) McGowan of Panama City Beach, FL
26 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Cosby McGowan; 1 daughter, Lois McGowan; and 2 sisters: Flossie Johnson and Myrtle Bryant. 

Funeral Service: Friday, December 24, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Phillip Miller officiating


Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Friday at H. E. Pruitt Memory Chapel

 

Interment: Jamestown Cemetery


The family requests anyone attending to please wear a face mask. 

Special music: Amy Lawless, Kay Robertson and Matt Franklin. 


Pallbearers: Mackenzie, Chris, Matthew, Austin, Jason, Adam, Josh, Nick and Christian. 


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

 

LENA CORDELIA FORREST BROCKMAN, 91, COLUMBIA, KY


Lena Cordelia Forrest Brockman, 91, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, December 23, 2021 at her residence. She was born September 3, 1930 in Taylor County, KY to the late Alfred Lee and Maggie Belle Leonard Forrest.

 

Mrs. Brockman was a member of Knifley Christian Church. She was a retired educator in the Adair County School System. She retired from Knifley Grade Center where she spent the majority of her 32 ½  year career.  She began teaching in a one room school in Taylor County where she met her husband, William Aldus Brockman, whom she wed on December 22, 1950. Their marriage lasted 64 years until his death in March 2015.

 

Mrs. Brockman was a lifelong learner who enjoyed reading and traveling.  Her influence will impact her students lives for many years to come.  She was most proud of her family, loved her children and grandchildren and delighted in their accomplishments.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 daughters: Janella (Carlos) Sullivan of Russell Springs, Inette Goodin of Columbia, Dr. Lavonne Brockman of Atlanta

2 sons: Dwain (Theresa) Brockman of Knifley, Neil (Angela) Brockman of Alabama

16 grandchildren & 20 great-grandchildren

Many other relatives and friends

 

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Brockman was preceded in death by a son, Aldus Lamar Brockman in June 2020, plus three sisters and four brothers, Martha Gabehart, Patsy Piercy, Emma Blanche Sanders, Alfred, Walter, Robert and Russell Forrest.

 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later.

 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the E.K.U. Hillary Hadley Memorial Scholarship Fund, Hosparus-Green River or the charity of the donor’s choice and may be left at the funeral home.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  
 

SHEILA PENDLETON, 66, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Sheila Pendleton, 66, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. She was born January 14, 1955 in Adair County to the late David and Lonis Sinclair Taylor.  

 

Sheila attended Bloomington Chapel Church and was employed in the Housekeeping Department at Lindsey Wilson College for many years.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Michael “Ed” Dial (Darlene) of Columbia

3 brothers: Larry “Buck” Taylor (Teresa) and Barry “Duggie” Taylor both of Columbia, Kenny Taylor of Monticello

1 sister: Marla Armstrong (Bill) of Eminence

9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren 

A host of other relatives and friends

 

Funeral service: Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 12:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Ricky Dial and Bro. Paul Dicken officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 5:00 P.M. Monday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

ARVIN RAY WILSON, 78, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Arvin Ray Wilson, 78, fondly known as “Rabbit” since a boy, passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Russell County Hospital. He was born on August 31, 1943 in Russell County, a son of the late Avery and Flossie Frost Wilson. 

 

Arvin had been a cattle farmer all his adult life. He loved to farm, loved his cattle and loved going fishing.  Arvin was a faithful member of Pine Grove Separate Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and a Sunday School teacher. He adored his family; his wife, his daughters and his grandsons.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife of 57 years: Joyce Wilson

2 daughters: Cynthia Tobin (and John Wise) of Richmond, KY and Sherri (and Jeff) Jones of Hickory, KY

2 brothers: Jerry Wilson and Arlee Wilson, both of Indiana

6 sisters: Louise Gibson of Michigan, Irene Robertson of Russell Springs, Joyce Haywood of Somerset, Melanie Wilson-West, Kathy Williams, and Jeanie Hudson, all of Russell Springs

6 grandsons: Dustin (and Kalin) George, Devin (and Jenna) George, Jeremy (and Dalane) Coe, Hunter Jones, Nicholas Jones and Noah Jones

2 great-grandchildren: Liam George and Kendall George

Additional half-sisters and multiple nieces & nephews

 

Funeral Service: Monday, December 27, 2021 at 12:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Wilson officiating

 

Burial: Pine Grove Separate Baptist Church Cemetery

 

Visitation: Sunday, December 26, 2021 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home

 

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Pine Grove Separate Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 5540 S. Highway 76, Russell Springs, KY 42642.

 

Arvin’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

 

Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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

 

REGINA SKAGGS, 79, ELK HORN, KY

 

Regina Skaggs, 79, of Elk Horn, KY, the daughter of the late Roy L. and Dorcas Perkins, was born February 11, 1942 in Taylor County and departed this life on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 in Elk Horn at her home. 

 

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Whites Ridge Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of Metzmeier Nursing Home. Regina enjoyed gardening, canning and caring for the sick.

 

She united in marriage to Wilson Skaggs, who preceded her in death. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Gaw.

 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: Ron Skaggs & wife Monica of Indiana; William Anthony Skaggs of Elk Horn, KY
1 sister: Lorene Keltner of Columbia, KY
3 grandchildren & 3 great-grandchildren
A host of other relatives & friends
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, December, 28, 2021 at 11:00amET at L.R. Petty Funeral Home 
 
Burial: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
 
Visitation: Monday, December 27, 2021 from 5:00pm-8:00pmET
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

DANNY C. BURTON, 68, DUNNVILLE, KY

 
Danny C. Burton, 68, of Dunnville, KY passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2021, at Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown in Nashville. Born on July 3, 1953 in Columbia, KY, he was the son of the late Robert and Bertha Wilson Burton. 
 
Just out of high school Danny worked with Dr. Grant, the local veterinarian. He then joined the Kentucky State Police and retired after 20+ years of service to the Commonwealth. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #722. He was a fun-loving family man that had a witty and charismatic personality. He enjoyed wood working.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Allen Burton, Arnold Burton, and Albert Burton; and 2 sisters: Gwendolyn Burton and Carolyn Knifley.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Bernadine Hardwick Burton
1 daughter: Katlyn Burton of Dunnville
3 brothers: Michael Burton of Russell Springs, Jerry Burton of Columbia, and Gary (Linda) Burton of Russell Springs
3 sisters: Brenda Beecher of Dunedin, Florida, Patricia (Gary) Thomas of Russell Springs, and Teresa (Curtis) Withers of Russell Springs
Special buddy: Parker
A host of nieces, nephews, and friends
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 10:00amET (9:00amCT) at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY with Bro. Corey Hayes officiating
 
Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery in Adair County, KY with rites held by the Kentucky State Police Honor Guard
 
Visitation: Wednesday, December 22, 2021 from 5:00pm-9:00pmET (4:00pm-8:00pmCT) at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Masonic rites held at 7:00pmET
 
Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to Trooper Island at P.O. Box 473, Albany, KY 42602, Gideons International, or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
 
Pallbearers: Jerry Burton, Michael Burton, Gary Burton, Tim Janes, Jeff Withers, Steve Fletcher, and Rollin Knifley.
 
Honorary pallbearers: Morris Farris, Roger Garrett, Kevin Knifley, Matt Thomas, Micah Thomas, Chris Knifley, Mark Lynn and Phillip Hatfield.
 
Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.
 

GARY L. MCCOY, 64, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Gary L. McCoy, 64, of Jamestown, KY passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset. He was born September 23, 1957 in Phelps, KY, son of the late Joseph F. and Delores Gooslin McCoy.  
 
He married his sweetheart, Debbie Justice on July 12, 1974.

Gary was first and foremost a steadfast “Child of God”. He loved the Lord and his family with his whole heart. Gary enjoyed gardening, fishing, and hunting, but most of all, he loved his time spent with his family, laughing and worshipping the Lord.
 
Along with his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his sister, Shelia McCoy Hamilton.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife of 47 years: Debbie McCoy
3 sons: Dwayne (Tennille) McCoy of Phelps, Aaron (Angie) McCoy of Elizabethon, Tennessee, and Seth (Amber) of Columbia
2 brothers: Donald (Cathy) McCoy of Matewan, West Virginia and Marshall McCoy of Phelps
2 sisters: Nancy McCoy (Mike) Holt of Ceville, Ohio, and Karen McCoy (Kevin) Layne of Phelps
1 brother-in-law: Danny Hamilton of Kemper
7 grandchildren: Rachael McCoy, Laken (Eli) Pauley, Ryleigh Grace McCoy, Kezia McCoy, Eli McCoy, Nevaeh McCoy and Levi McCoy
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 12:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Luther Dishman officiating
 
Visitation: Tuesday, December 21, 2021 from 6:00pm-9:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home

Burial: Ridge Crest Cemetery
 
Active pallbearers: Jon Miller, Caleb Dishman, Chris Burchett, Matt Burchett, Eli Pauley and Eddie Chessor. 
 
Honorary pallbearers: Lonnie Miller, David Goad and Steve Eby, Gary Cox, and Floren Morrison
 
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

ELDRIDGE "TANGLE" DYKES, 79, GLENSFORK, KY

 
Eldridge “Tangel” Dykes, 79, of Glensfork, KY died Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia, KY. He was born on April 26, 1942 in Columbia, KY to the late Johnny and Mae Lloyd Dykes.
 
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Robin Renee Cooper and several siblings.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Nenia Aaron Dykes of Glensfork, KY
 
The funeral service will be private with burial in the Letcher Cemetery.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

TERRY DONALD WEST, 76, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Terry Donald West, 76, of Columbia, KY died Friday, December 17, 2021 at his residence. He was born on December 31, 1944 in Beallsville, OH to the late John Marvin West and Hilda Dennis West Thomas.
 
Mr. West was a member of the Central Church of Christ and served as Minister of many churches in Ohio and Pennsylvania.  He was a veteran of the United States Army.
 
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three siblings Franklin West, Randy West and Sandra Wiggins.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 children: Jared West (Diane) of Columbia, KY, Melissa West Davis of Middletown, OH and Brittany West of Middletown, OH
13 grandchildren: Declan, Olivia and Alec of Ohio and Meagan, Brian, McKenzie, Zachary, Joseph, Hayli, Hannah, Miranda, Reesa and Payton all of Kentucky
1 great-grandchild: Alexander of Kentucky
3 siblings: Larry West (Wilma) of Jerusalem, OH, Wilda Schneider (Harold) of Woodsfield, OH and Kathy Keylor of Bell Buckle, TN 
Several nieces & nephews
 
Local Funeral Service: Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 7:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
  
Visitation: Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 5:00-7:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
Funeral Service: Monday, January 3, 2022 at Patron Funeral Home in Barnesville, Ohio with burial in the Holly Memorial Gardens in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00pm at Patron Funeral Home 
 

RONALD WILLIAM JOHNSON, 71, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Ronald William Johnson, 71, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. Born June 12, 1950 in the Eli community of Russell County, he was a son of the late Orvis William and Orpha McGowan Johnson. 
 
Ronald was retired from Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital as a registered respiratory therapist. He was also a hobby mechanic and enjoyed attending car shows. 
 
In addition to his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by one son, Craig Johnson; and 2 sisters: Euldean Brown and Delna Johnson.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Linda Hamilton Johnson of Russell Springs, KY whom he wed on June 17, 1989
2 daughters: Lorie Stephens-Roy of Russell Springs, KY and Kristie (Maurice) Clayton of Bowling Green, KY
4 grandchildren: Taylor, Emily, Chelsey, and Leon
1 great-granddaughter: Ellie Jo
1 brother: Donald (Freda) Johnson of Russell Springs, KY
1 brother-in-law: Phillip Brown of Russell Springs, KY
 
Per Ronald’s wishes, cremation rites have been honored and a private family service will be held. 
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to McBeath Cemetery Fund, in care of Ron McBeath, PO Box 1721, Russell Springs, KY 42642. 
 
Ronald’s arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com. 
 

JERRY WAYNE EADS, 67, WINDSOR, KY

 
Jerry Wayne Eads, 67, of Windsor, KY passed away Saturday, December 18, 2021 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Fort Thomas, KY. He was born on Friday, May 14, 1954 in Liberty, KY, the son of the late Hobert Eads & Reatha Luttrell Eads.
 
Jerry lived most of his life in Casey County and went to school at Phelps Elementary and worked with race horses. 

 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Bobby Leroy Eads and Roger Dale Eads, and one sister, Janice Eads Pevely.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 sister: Phyllis West (Garlen) of Russell Springs, KY
Forever friends: Jean and Wendell Burner and their son Little Wendell and his wife
 
Funeral Service: Monday, December 20, 2021 at 3:00pmET at Bowmer Cemetery in Windsor, KY with Bro. Garlin Wilson officiating
 
Interment: Bowmer Cemetery in Windsor, KY
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

MIKE ALLEN BURTON, 61, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Mike Allen Burton, 61, of Columbia, KY died Friday, December 17, 2021 from injuries sustained in an auto accident in Larue County.   He was born in Indianapolis, IN on October 24, 1960 to Nathaniel ‘Slick” Burton and the late Maydean Simpson Grant. 
 

He was also preceded in death by his step-father, Don Grant.

 

Mr. Burton attended the Bloomington Chapel Brethren in Christ Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mike enjoyed horseback riding, watching University of Kentucky basketball and was an avid Chicago Bears fan.

 

SURVIVORS:

His father: Nathaniel “Slick” Burton (Ada) of Columbia, KY

7 siblings: Celesta Templin (Donald) of Glasgow, KY, Kenny Burton of Columbia, KY, Mark Grant (Courtney) of Friendswood, TX, Dawn Tew (Craig) of Leslie ID, Shannon Slinker (Geoff) of Provo, UT, Ashley Curry (Keith) of Columbia, KY and Paula Grant of Glasgow, KY

His dog: Betty

Several nieces & nephews

 

Funeral Service: 11:00amCT on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro Ralph Foster officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: Monday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and will continue on Tuesday morning until funeral time 

 

PallbearersKeith Curry, Justin Templin, Bo Simpson, Craig Tew, Geoff Slinker and Mark Grant.

 

MARTINA SUE BURNS, 43, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Martina Sue Burns, 43, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at her home. She was born July 21, 1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii, a daughter of Martin Franklin, Sr. and Rosemary Bell Burns.  
 
She obtained her Registered Nurses Certificate and had worked as an independent call center contractor in recent years. Martina was a self-less person who would do anything for anyone in need. She had a “golden heart” and was content with living a simple life. She was a Godly woman who loved Jesus and her God. Martina was family oriented, was a caregiver to many of her family, and enjoyed spending time with them all. She was an animal lover who adored her dogs, Gizmo and Gunner.  
 
Martina was preceded in death by her father, Martin Franklin Burns, Sr.
 
SURVIVORS:
Mother: Rosemary (Kenneth) Gombold, of Russell Springs
1 brother: Martin (Lou) Burns, Jr., of Columbia
2 sisters: Misty (Juan) Santiago of Russell Springs, KY and Christina (Phil) Craig of Nicholasville
3 nephews: Martin (Liz) Hull of Russell Springs, Alex Brown of Nicholasville, and Martin “Frankie” Burns of Columbia
3 nieces: Scarlett Santiago of Russell Springs, Audrea Craig of Nicholasville, and Autumn Miller of Columbia
3 aunts: Polly Rickabaugh, Doris Marcum and Janet Vice
 
A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Martina Sue Burns will be held by her family at a later date.
 
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

NORA FRANCES CORBIN COOMER, 79, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Nora Frances Corbin Coomer, 79, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, December 16, 2021 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY. She was born in Adair County, KY on August 27, 1942 to the late Frank and Nora Sneed Corbin.

 

Frances professed her faith in her savior Jesus Christ at a young age at Antioch United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, flower gardening, being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.

 

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 4 brothers: James Corbin, Ollie Corbin, Arnold Corbin and Thomas Corbin in infancy and 4 sisters: Martha Parrish, Mary Gowen, Irene Crawhorn and Dorothy Petty.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: Carlos Turner (Samantha), Lisa Pelston (Brent) and Angie Smith (Randy) all of Columbia, KY

5 grandchildren: Chad Price (Amy), Ashley Price (Patrick Henson), Cody Turner, Blake Pelston (Hannah) and Harlie Pelston (Corey Scott)

8 great-grandchildren: Emily, Arlis, Jacob and Autumn Price, Peyton Keith, Weston, Amelia and Willow Pelston

Several nieces and nephews 

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Darrell Pelston officiating

 

Burial: Antioch Cemetery

 

Visitation: Saturday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Sunday morning until time for the service 


Pallbearers: Chad Price, Cody Turner, Blake Pelston, Jacob Price, Arlis Price, Brent Pelston and Randy Smith

 

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

 

 

DOROTHY NELL VANARSDALE, 89, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Dorothy Nell Vanarsdale, 89, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Summit Manor Nursing Home.  She was born on October 23, 1932 in Milltown, KY to the late Chatman and Belvia Coomer Montgomery. 


She was preceded in death by her husband Edwin Paul Vanarsdale.

 

Mrs. Vanarsdale was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Columbia, KY and the Bliss Homemakers.  Dorothy was a great Christian lady that loved her church and loved spending time with her family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

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

11 grandchildren: Miriam Gibson, Eric Vanarsdale, Logan Vanarsdale, Lukas Helm, Tonya Burton, Leighann Loy, David Coomer, Shane Coomer, Becky Christy, Anthony Darnell and Adam Darnell

1 sister: Phyllis Reece of Russell Springs, KY

1 daughter-in-law: Marsha Vanarsdale

1 son-in-law: Danny Darnell

Several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews

 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three children: Tommy Vanarsdale, Donna Hartfield and Patricia Darnell; a grandson, Mitchell Coomer; and three siblings J.C. Montgomery, Flossie Hatcher and Barbara Jean Hallums.

 

Funeral service: 3:00pmCT on Friday, December 17, 2021 at the Church of the Nazarene in Columbia, KY  with Bro. Brent Piatt, Bro. William Davenport and Bro. Bobby Withers officiating 

 

Burial: Columbia Cemetery

 

Visitation: Friday after 10:00amCT at the Church of the Nazarene in Columbia

 

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

 

Pallbearers will be Mrs. Vanarsdale’s grandsons.

 

JERRY R. BROWN, 57, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Jerry R. Brown, 57, of Jamestown, KY passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. He was born in Albany, KY on November 24, 1964, a son of the late Mary (Bell) and Murrell Brown
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Paula (Russell) Brown of Jamestown, KY
1 daughter: Mitzi Popplewell of Russell Springs, KY
1 son: Kenny (Jade) Brown of Jamestown, KY
3 sisters: Sherry Miller of Russell Springs, KY; Joanneth Burchett and Marilyn Burchett, both of Jamestown, KY
3 brothers: Barry Brown,of Jamestown, KY; Randy Brown and William Wayne Brown, both of Russell Springs, KY
6 grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Friday, December 17,  2021 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Phillip Miller officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Friday at the funeral home
 
Interment: Jamestown Cemetery 
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
 

HEIDI ANN MILLER, 65, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Ms. Heidi Ann Miller, 65 of Russell Springs, KY passed from this life on Monday, December 13, 2021 at Rockcastle Regional Hospital. She was born in Hamilton, Ohio on December 18, 1955, the daughter of Joseph and Eva Ford Miller.

 

Heidi had been a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith. She enjoyed doing word searches, listening to music, and spending time with her great grand-babies.

 

She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Miller; a sister, Pamela Starke; a brother, Daniel Miller; and a great grandson, Zechariah Bennett.

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Kim McClure and husband Mike of Mt. Vernon
Her mother: Eva Miller of Russell Springs
2 grandchildren: Michael Bennett and Hannah Wilson & husband Mark
4 great-grandchildren: Xavier Bennett, Kaydence Bennett, Uriah Bennett, and Ellie Wilson
1 sister: Jenny Judd and Barry Janes of Columbia
2 step-brothers: Jeff Kerr & wife Lisa, and Michael Kerr
 

Funeral Service: Friday, December 17, 2021 at 1:00pmET at the Dowell & Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Vernon, KY by Bro. Marcus Reppert
 
Burial: High Dry Cemetery
 
Visitation:  After 12:00pmET on Friday at Dowell & Martin Funeral Home
 

PHALLIS CROCKETT, 78, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Phallis J. Crockett, 78, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Baptist Health in Lexington, KY.  He was born in Jamestown, KY on December 23, 1942 to the late Frank and Clara Wiggington Crockett.

 

Mr. Crockett was a member of the Bearwallow United Methodist Church and loved horses and whittling.

 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters Verlene Dykes and Vonzie Hill.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Debbie Vaughn Crockett of Columbia

3 children: Sylvia Grant (Glen Corbin) of Columbia, KY, Mike Crockett (Kathy) of Glensfork, KY and Cindy West (Brian) of Russell Springs, KY

2 step-children: Amanda Janes (Robbie) and Nelson Burton both of Columbia, KY

10 grandchildren: Ashley, Treyton, Kevin, Coty, Whitney, Terence, Paisley, Sherica, Whitley and Waylon; six great grandchildren Gracin, Grant, Haylee, Molly, Gwen and Jaxton

4 siblings: Lois Meece, Gaylon Crockett and Gladys Daniels all of Russell Springs, KY and Wayne Crockett of Columbia, KY

Special friend: J.W. Denton of Columbia, KY

Several nieces & nephews

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Jordan Abell officiating

 

Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery

 

Visitation: Thursday after 10:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Pallbearers: Kevin Crockett, Coty Crockett, Jason McGuffin, Treyton Grant, Bradley Adamson and Terence West

 

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

 

JEFFERY MONTGOMERY, 60, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Jeffery Montgomery, 60, of Columbia, KY passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at his residence. He was born on Thursday, May 11, 1961 in Somerset, KY, the son of the late Al and Janice Gaskin Montgomery.
 
Jeffery was a gate manufacturer.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 Daughters: Ciarra Irvin of Russell Springs, KY and Tarah Tucker of Jamestown, KY
3 Sons: Curtis Montgomery, Dakota Montgomery, and Chantz Montgomery, all of Russell Springs, KY
1 Sister: Liz Montgmery of Russell Springs, KY
1 Brother: John Montgomery of Russell Springs, KY
7 grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

JAMES BATTS, 85, RUSSELL COUNTY, KY (HENRY COUNTY NATIVE)


James M. Batts, 85, a Henry County, KY native, passed away suddenly at his home with family on November 8, 2021. 


The 41 years he spent at Kentucky Farm Bureau were his greatest pride and joy leading up to a wonderful 24 years of retirement on beautiful Lake Cumberland. He enjoyed 65 years of marriage to Shirley, together having a daughter and son, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

No services were held. 

 

TRAVEN DORIS ROBISON, 88, JEFFERSONVILLE, IN


Traven Doris Robison, 88, of Jeffersonville, IN died Sunday, December 12, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Adair County, KY on August 28, 1933 to the late Harrison and Antha Blakley Green. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd Gilbert Teague.

 

Mrs. Robison was a member of the Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville, KY.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Amber Medley

1 granddaughter: Kashmir Medley

 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by 2 sons: Samuel Jeff Teague and Cully Blake Teague; 3 brothers: Joe, Marshall and Chris Green; and 4 sisters: Jessie Butler, Christian Rolfes, Marie Green and Teresa Woolbright.

 

Funeral service: 12:00pmET on Friday, December 17, 2021 at Walnut Street Baptist Church at1143 S. 3rd St. Louisville, KY.

 

Burial: Blakley Cemetery

 

Visitation: Friday from 10:00am-12:00pmET at the church

 

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

JOHN NALL, 81, COLUMBIA, KY


John E. Nall, 81, of Columbia, KY died Monday, December 13, 2021 at 2:25 A.M. at TJ Health/ Columbia. He was born in Vine Grove, KY on June 21, 1940 to the late Jacob Allen and Katherine Keith Nall. 

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Nall on May 10, 1991; twin sons, Clinton & Quinton Nall in 1964; and two sisters: Martha Nall and Anna Hater.

 

John retired from the Louisville Police Department and also retired as Vice-President of Claims from Celina Insurance Group. He was a member of Columbia Christian Church and most recently attended Bernard Ridge Church of God. He served on the Westlake Regional Hospital Board for several years, a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Blue Knights.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Patty Rowe Nall of Columbia

2 sons: Christopher L. Nall (Shirley) of Hodgenville, Jason W. Nall (Lisa) of Elizabethtown

2 step-daughters: Ashley Stephens (Howard) of Russell Springs and Amberee Coomer of Columbia

1 brother: Frank Nall (Kathy) of Nicholasville

1 sister: Juanita Wiggington (Mark) of Glendale

11 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild

 

Memorial Service: Friday, December 17, 2021 at 11:00amCT at Grissom Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Lindsey Cornett officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 9:00amCT on Friday 

 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Gideon Bible Plan would be appreciated.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

JOHN WILLIAM FOLDEN, 48, COLUMBIA, KY


John William Folden, 48, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 11:53 P.M. at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. He was born in Danville, Illinois on January 26, 1973.

 

John was a former truck driver & mechanic, a very active Mason and was a member of several different Lodges, a member of the York Rites, and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

 

He was preceded in death by father, Clayton Folden and his mother-in-law, Sue Wise.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Brandi Wise Folden of Columbia

3 sons: Cory and his wife Deanna Folden of Columbia, Michael Folden and Zach Folden both of Glasgow

2 daughters: Heather Folden of Glasgow and Hallie Folden of Columbia

His mother: Pamela Johnson Skinner of Illinois

His father-in-law: Doug Wise of Columbia

1 sister: Jennifer and husband Chris Strode of Austin Tracey

3 grandchildren (and expecting the 4th)

 

Visitation: Monday, December 13, 2021 from 3:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with a Masonic Service to follow at 7:00 P.M.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

BOBBY STEPHENS, 85, ELI, KY


Bobby Stephens, 85, of the Eli Community of Russell County, KY passed away on Friday, December 10, 2021 at his home. Bobby was born August 4, 1936 in Russell County, a son of the late Urias and Ora C. Stephens. 
 

He worked as a welder for Arvin Muffler Plant in Indiana for many years, and later was master mechanic at the Ford Garage in Russell Springs. Bobby served 4 years as a Russell County Sheriff’s Deputy in the mid-seventies. He raised tobacco and farmed for years, and for a time, raised Tennessee Walking horses. After public work, Bobby ran his own mechanic shop at home.

 

SURVIVORS:

4 sons: Robert Stephens of Newborn, Georgia, Bryan Todd Stephens & Mark Stephens both of Russell Springs, KY and Terry Dwayne Stephens of Eli

2 brothers: John Edward Stephens of Casey County and David Dale Stephens of Russell Springs

Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren

 

Along with his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Elizabeth Harris Stephens, who passed away June 5, 2020 and his daughters: Monica Stephens and Genia Stephens.

 

Funeral service: 2:00pmCT on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Kelly Burton, Jr. officiating

 

Burial: Coffey’s Chapel Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Wednesday 

 

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

 

MARY KATHERINE CASSADAY, 81, EDMONTON, KY

 

Mary Katherine Cassaday, 81, of Edmonton passed away Thursday, December 9, 2021 at NHC Healthcare in Glasgow. She was born May 3, 1940 in Metcalfe County to the late Jim and Cecile Hamilton Kinnaird. 

 
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Cassaday.
 
Mary Katherine retired from the Metcalfe County School system after 32 years of service. After retirement she stayed very active studying genealogy, travelling, scrapbooking and writing. Mary Katherine was a member of the Metcalfe County Historical Society, former Edmonton Presbyterian Church and Daughters of The American Revolution.

SURVIVORS:
1 daughter & 2 sons: Julie & husband Ryan McQueary of Columbia, Scott & wife Lonna Cassaday of Brownsville, Chris & wife Kathy Cassaday of Glasgow
5 grandchildren: Phillip (Maggie) Cassaday and Will Cassaday of Bowling Green, Christopher Cassaday of Glasgow, Jake and Jaxton McQueary both of Columbia
2 great-grandchildren: Charlie Cassaday and McKinley Cassaday

Funeral Service: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton
 
Burial: Edmonton Cemetery
 
Visitation: 5:00pm-8:00pmCT on Monday and after 9:00amCT on Tuesday at the funeral home

Butler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 
Please share your messages of condolence with the family at www.butlermemorials.com.
 

JORDAN "GORDY" VEACH, 34, WILLIAMSBURG, KY

 

Jordan “Gordy” Veach, 34, of Williamsburg, KY died Thursday, December 9, 2021 in Corbin, KY. He was born October 20, 1987 in Corbin, KY to Jack Veach Sr. and Kay Partin Veach. 

 

Gordy was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lois Partin and his grandparents: Jack and Wilma Veach.

 

SURVIVORS:

Mother: Kay Partin Veach of Williamsburg, KY

Father: Jack Veach Sr. of Columbia, KY

3 brothers: Jason Veach of Williamsburg, KY, Travis Veach (Pamela) of Greensburg, KY, & Jack Veach Jr. of Columbia, KY

Niece: Jada Veach

Nephew: Luke Veach

His grandfather: Glen B. Partin of Williamsburg, KY

A host of relatives & friends 

 

Funeral Service: Monday December 13, 2021 at 11:00amET at Ellison Funeral Home Chapel in Williamsburg, KY with Rev. Ulys Cox and Rev. Joe Caddell officiating

 

Interment: Partin Family Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 6:00pmET on Sunday December 12, 2021 at the funeral home

 

Condolences may be made to the family at www.ellisonfh.com.        

 

Ellison Funeral Home of Williamsburg, KY is entrusted with these arrangements.

 

STELLA CROSS, 84, BURKESVILLE, KY

 
Stella Cross, 84, of Burkesville, KY passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at the home of her sister. She was born on July 15, 1937 in Burkesville to the late James Henry Crawley and Alma Nation Crawley. 
 
Stella was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Lloyd Cross; 2 brothers: J.H. "Foots" Crawley and Truesdale Crawley; 1 sister, Festus Conley; 2 brothers-in-law: Martin Thrasher and Robert Conley; a nephew, Ronnie Thrasher; and a sister-in-law, Carolyn Crawley.   
   
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Dale Harvey Cross of Burkesville, KY
1 sister: Jamah Thrasher of Burkesville, KY 
1 sister-in-law: Patricia Crawley of Burkesville, KY
6 nieces: Ronda Chandler (Delbert) of Tompkinsville, KY, Sharon Pickens (Jeff) of Burkesville, KY, Tammy Cox (Robert) of Hilham, TN, Jennifer Crawley of Louisville, KY, Emily Crawley of Russell Springs, KY,  Laura Riley (Terry) of Burkesville, KY
2 nephews: John Crawley and Patrick Crawley (Kristy), both of Burkesville, KY
A host of other relatives and friends
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY
 
Burial: Modoc Cemetery
 
Visitation: Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 5:00pm-9:00pmCT and after 6:00amCT on Sunday 
 
Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

ELVY LEE WARREN, 80, ADAIR COUNTY, KY

 
Elvy Lee Warren, 80, of the Pellyton community in Adair County passed peacefully fro this life on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 after an extended illness. Born on March 26, 1941 to the late Paul and Eula (Burton) Warren. 
 
He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Christian faith. Mr. Warren was a retiree of the University of Louisville, having been employed in the maintenance department over 30 years. He was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed hunting ginseng or playing his guitar and singing. 
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Debbie Hughes and husband Rick of Campbellsville
5 siblings: Bill Warren of Knifley, Larry Warren and wife Brenda of Campbellsville, Dale Warren of Knifley, Lana Warren of Columbia, and Pauletta Tucker of Knifley
2 sisters-in-law: Kathy Warren and Vanessa Warren, both of Campbellsville
2 grandchildren: Patricia Scott and husband James of Florida, and Willaim Campbells of Campbellsville
2 great-grandchildren: James Scott and Savannah Rose Scott 
Several other family members and friends
 
FUNERAL: Thursday at 2:00pmET (1:00pmCT) at L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville, KY
 
BURIAL: Robinson Chapel Cemetery in Adair County
 
VISITATION: After 11:00amET on Thursday until time for the service

 

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

 

EUGENE "GENE" BRADSHAW, 76, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Eugene “Gene” Bradshaw, 76, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center in Somerset. He was born May 22, 1945 in the Bernard Ridge community of Russell County, the son of the late Vernon and Parthena McQueary Bradshaw.  
 
He married Linda Hill on January 20, 1965. Gene was a mechanic for Russell Sportswear before becoming the owner and operator of B & M Feeds of Russell Springs, KY which did business for over 30 years.  
 
Gene was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a well-known bird dog trainer and had clients reaching as far as New York state, having trained many dogs over the years. Gene and his wife, Linda, attended Dunnville First Baptist Church.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife of over 56 years: Linda Bradshaw
1 daughter: Angie Bennett (John) of Russell Springs
1 brother: Joe Bradshaw (Robyn) of Barbourville, KY
4 grandchildren: Jessica Hubbard (Brandon), Holly George (Scott), Will Bennett and Evan Bennett
3 great-grandchildren: Bennett Hubbard, Brady George and Blakelee George
A host of nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Gary McQueary and Bro. Michael Carnes officiating
 
Burial: Bernard Ridge Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Thursday
 
Gene’s arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 
Active Pallbearers: Brandon Hubbard, Scott George, Evan Bennett, Will Bennett, Darrell McQueary and Terry McQueary
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Kuthbert Eastham, Roy Richardson, Stevie Richardson, Roger Blankenship, Jeter Coffey and Gary Coffey
 

ARTHUR GILES, 88, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

Arthur Giles, 88, of Campbellsville, KY, son of the late Wesley Giles and Jeston May Giles, was born January 13, 1933 in Adair County, KY. He died at 7:15 P.M., Monday, December 6, 2021 in Lexington, KY.

 

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Cold Springs Primitive Baptist Church. He loved reading his Bible and was a good Christian man. Arthur was a retired contractor and real estate agent. He enjoyed being with his family and visiting with friends. He loved fishing with his brothers and traveling.

 

He was also preceded in death by 3 brothers: Clifford Giles, Tommy Giles and Alvin D. Giles & wife, Shirley, and 5 nephews.

 

He united in marriage to Betty Ellis April 8, 1977. 

 

SURVIVORS:

Wife: Betty Giles of Campbellsville, KY

2 brothers & 3 sisters: Junior Giles & wife Jodie, Lillie Pike & husband Ewing, and Travis Giles & wife Judy, all of Columbia, KY; Wanda Helm & husband Larry of Jamestown, KY; Emogene Redmon & husband Edward of Shepherdsville, KY

2 sisters-in-law: Joyce Giles and Barbara Giles, both of Columbia, KY

Several nieces & nephews

Many other relatives & friends

 

FUNERAL SERVICE: Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 2:00pmET at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville, KY

 

VISITATION: 10:00am-2:00pmET on Sunday at Parrott & Ramsey

 

BURIAL: Haven Hille Cemetery in Adair County, KY

 

Expressions of sympathy are requested to be donations to Gideon Bibles and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

 

 

BRUCE FOLEY, 78, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Bruce Foley, 78, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at the Russell County Hospital Emergency Room. He was born on Thursday, August 5, 1943 in Russell Springs, KY, the son of the late Everett Marvin Foley & Louise Theresa Stohlman Foley.
 
Bruce was a drywall and construction worker, a Veteran of the United States Army and was of the Baptist Faith.
 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Lois Foley and one brother, Marvin Edwin Foley. 
 
SURVIVORS:
1 Son: Steve Maynard of Indianapolis, IN
1 Brother: Michael Foley (Barbara) of Russell Springs, KY
1 grandchild & 3 great-grandchildren
1 brother-in-law: R.B. Foley, Jr., of Russell Springs, KY
1 sister-in-law: Ruth Foley of Hubert, North Carolina
A host of nieces and nephews
Special people in his life: Jackie, Hailey, Grace, Rhonda and Rita
 
Funeral Service: Monday, December 13, 2021 at 12:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Johnathon Blakey officiating
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Monday, December 13 2021 at Wilson Funeral Home
 
Interment: Mill Springs National Cemetery, 9044 West Highway 80, Nancy, KY
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

BERNARD R.B. JANES, 96, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Bernard “R.B.” Janes, 96, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown, KY.  He was born in Columbia, KY on December 27, 1924 to the late Freeman and Leora Hamilton Janes. 

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, LV Sexton Janes; a son, Richie Janes; and 3 sisters: Chloristeen Hrastinski, Edra Kelsey and Orilla Stone.

 

Mr. Janes was a member of the Milltown Methodist Church and a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a farmer and enjoyed shooting pool, fishing and playing Rook.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Ann Janes Dunbar (Billy) of Russell Springs, KY

4 grandchildren: Stacey Coffey (Darrell) of Columbia, KY, Kelly Eaton (Dallas) of Glasgow, KY, Holli Kitchen (David) of Mt. Juliet, TN and Casey Clanton (Daniel) of Charleston, TN

13 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren (and one on the way)

1 brother: Russell Janes (Nancy) of Louisville, KY

Several nieces and nephews

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home 

 

Burial: Union Cemetery 


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

 

Pallbearers: Wally Burris, Glen Breeding, Chuck Rogers, Timmy Young, Andrew Coffey and Wesley Young

 

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

 

SHIRLEY MAE BUSH GILES, 82, COLUMBIA, KY


Shirley Mae Bush Giles, 82, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at the Russell County Hospital. She was born in Adair County on February 12, 1939 to the late Walter and Amanda Corbin Bush. 
 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin D. Giles.

 

Mrs. Giles was a member of the Barnett’s Creek United Methodist Church and a former member of the Pellyton Homemakers. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 children: David Giles (Teresa) and Debbie Giles Perkins both of Columbia, KY

3 grandchildren: Deanna Cole (Dallas), Amanda Giles (Troy Kays) and Zack Giles (Stacy)

7 great-grandchildren: Trevor Cole (Tara Taylor), Tegan Cole, Kylie Morris, Olivia Kays, Addison Giles, Kennedy Giles and Madalynn Giles

Several cousins, friends and other relatives

 

Funeral Service: 1:00pmCT on Friday, December 10, 2021 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Barry Bradshaw officiating

 

Burial: Pellyton Cemetery

 

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

 

PallbearersZack Giles, Dallas Cole, Trevor Cole, Tegan Cole, Shad Giles and Tylar Coffey.

JEFFREY CORNELL, 65, BREEDING, KY

 

Jeffrey S. “Jeff” Cornell, 65, of the Breeding community of Adair County, KY died Saturday, December 4, 2021 at TJ Samson Hospital in Glasgow. He was born December 22, 1955 to the late Lawrence Verner and June Etta Dart Cornell.   

 

Jeff was a member of Columbia United Methodist Church, a U.S. Air Force veteran having served three tours of duty in the Vietnam War, retired from the Adair County EMS, where he had been an EMT Instructor and a master craftsman.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Mindy Hopkins Cornell of Breeding

1 daughter: Cassaundra Cornell-MacKenzie (Jamie) of Breeding

Beloved nephew: Tyler Austin Cornell, his wife Bailey and daughter Coralyn of San Diego, CA

1 brother: Larry Lyndon (Gayle) Cornell of North Carolina

1 sister: Bonnie Austina (Fred) Cornell-Budelman of North Carolina

2 grandchildren: Jace and Colin

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, December 11, 2021at 10:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Robert E. Hoffman officiating

 

Burial: Chestnut Grove Cemetery with full military honors presented by V.F.W. Post 6097

 

Visitation: After 5:30 P.M. Friday

 

Casket Bearers: Roger Cundiff, Jason Upchurch, Lee Powell, Tony Bragg, Chad Wheat, Robin Lewis

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

MARSHALL D. POPPLEWELL, 85, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Marshall D. Popplewell, 85, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Fair Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation in Jamestown, KY.  He was born August 7, 1936 in Russell County, a son of the late Henry and Edna McGowan Popplewell. 
 
Marshall was a dock worker at Alligator 1 Marina for 45 years and a cattle farmer. He was a devoted member of Square Oak Separate Baptist Church. Marshall loved his family and enjoyed “picking” on his kids and grandkids. 
 
In addition to his parents, Marshall was preceded in death by one sister, Addelien Dunbar. 
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Betty Gadberry Popplewell of Russell Springs, KY whom he married April 9, 1955
1 son: Bro. Doug Popplewell (Gail) of Russell Springs, KY
2 daughters: Melody Hadley (David) of Jamestown, KY and Carolyn Goodin (Jerry) of Columbia, KY
6 grandchildren: Bro. David Tucker (Melissa), Laura Popplewell Lacy (Jon), Jill Popplewell, Jason Popplewell (Janal), Daniel Hadley (Brianne), and Noah Hadley (Haley Cook)
7 great-grandchildren: Dylan Tucker, Jalyn Tucker, JonAustin Lacy, Titus Popplewell, Kambree Popplewell, Ben Hadley, and Brody Popplewell
3 brothers: Erthel Popplewell of Russell Springs, KY, J.C. Popplewell (Melinda) of McKenzie, Tennessee, and Clifton Popplewell (Jenny) of Cadiz
2 sisters: Rosie Zimmerman of Norwood, Ohio and Juanita Foley (Steve) of Columbia  
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Connor, Bro. Mark Polston, and Bro. David Tucker officiating
 
Burial: Square Oak Cemetery
 
Visitation: Monday, December 6, 2021 from 4:00pm-8:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home 
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Square Oak Separate Baptist Church Building Fund. 
 
Pallbearers: Jason Popplewell, Daniel Hadley, Jon Lacy, Dylan Tucker, JonAustin Lacy, and Noah Hadley.  
 
Marshall’s arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com. 
 

M. LYNWOOD GOFF, 92, LOUISVILLE, KY (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 
M. Lynwood Goff, 92, of Louisville, KY died Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the University of Louisville Hospital. He was born March 3, 1929 in Adair County, KY to the late James and Virginia Hunn Goff. 
 
Lynwood was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, of the Baptist faith and retired from Baptist Hospital Highlands.  He enjoyed his family that includes his dog, Max, and loved to shop with his family at yard sales and thrift stores.  He will be missed by his family on earth but celebrated with his heavenly family.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Stone Goff and 5 siblings: Frances Lewis, Christine Cain, Elna Newton, Kathryn Goff and Anthony Goff.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters & sons-in-law: Glenda & C.R. Davis and Carol & Donald Kohl, both of Louisville, KY
5 grandchildren: Lisbeth Schwedler, Nicole Walton, Loria Olea, Brittney Baxter, Blake Conn
5 great-grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Wes Stone officiating
 
Burial: Columbia Cemetery with full military honors presented by V.F.W. Post 6097
 
Visitation: After 12 Noon Tuesday
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

DOROTHY BURTON GASKIN, 71, FLORIDA (FORMERLY OF ADAIR COUNTY)

 

Dorothy Burton Gaskin, 71, formerly of Adair County, died November 25, 2021 in Inverness, Florida. She was born November 1, 1950.  

 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sophia Burton and her husband, Daniel Gaskin

 

SURVIVORS:

Her father: Gilbert Burton of Columbia

5 brothers: Bobby (Sharon) Burton, Billy (Pam) Burton, Johnny (Patricia) Burton, Ronnie (Sonya) Burton and Keith (Tammy) Burton all of Columbia

2 sisters: Charlotte Gobin of Columbia and Diana Marcum of Florida

Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Richie Curtis and Bro. Todd Akin officiating

 

Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 9:00 A.M. Sunday

 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Diabetes Association or Sugarfoot Rescue would be appreciated and can be left at the funeral home.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

LINDA CAROL WALL DURHAM, 69, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Linda Carol Wall Durham, 69, of Russell County, KY, daughter of the Myrtle Snow Rexroat of Russell County and the late Lawrence Lorne Wall, was born May 3, 1952 in Kings Mountain and departed this life on Friday, December 3, 2021.

 

She professed her faith in Christ and was of Baptist Faith. Linda was a homemaker most of her life and loved to go to yard sales. She was a loving mother, daughter and wife. 

 

She united in marriage to Ronald Clay Durham on March 13, 1968.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her mother: Myrtle Snow Rexroat of Russell Springs

Her husband: Ronald Clay Durham of Russell Springs

4 daughters: Pamela Durham of Russell County; Tammy Sue Bradshaw of Columbia; Amanda Durham and fiancé Greg Gill of Campbellsville; and Jacklyn Durham of Russell County

3 grandchildren: Kathryn Warriner Nunnally of Indiana; Kaitlyn Warriner of Campbellsville; and Clay Warriner of Campbellsville

 

The services for Linda Durham will be held privately.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for expressions of sympathy be taken the form of donations toward the funeral expenses and can be made at the funeral home.


Auberry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


 

ARVIST LEE "PEE WEE" SINCLAIR, 82, COLUMBIA KY

 

Arvist Lee “Pee Wee” Sinclair, 82, of Columbia, KY died Friday, December 3, 2021 at Norton Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was born on July 2, 1939 in Columbia, KY to the late Herbert and Ada Burton Sinclair.

 

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and retired from the Department of Forestry and Pride. Pee Wee was a member of Masonic Lodge #96 and he was a Kentucky Colonel. He enjoyed fishing, watching University of Kentucky ballgames and spending time with his family.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Barbara Franklin Sinclair of Columbia, KY

3 children: Debbie Sinclair of Columbia, KY, Kenny Sinclair of Columbia, KY and Lea Ann Hilton (Bill) of Coxs Creek, KY

6 grandchildren: Melanie Gilpin, Waynaria Sinclair, Jordan Tyler Sinclair, Austin Lee Sinclair, Kyle Burton and Hannah Price

5 great-grandchildren: Jackson Sinclair, Kylie Sinclair, Allie Mae Sinclair, Hunter Lee Sinclair and Evelyn Madison Burton

1 brother: Otis Sinclair (Louene) of Campbellsville, KY

2 special friends: Vickie Gilpin and Loretta Lawhorn

 

Graveside Service: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 1:30pmCT at the Bearwallow Cemetery
 

Visitation: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 10:00am-1:00pm at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

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

 

PAUL JOSEPH KIESLER, SR., 96, GREENVILLE, IN


Paul Joseph Kiesler, Sr., 96, of Greenville, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. He was born on June 2, 1925 in Palmyra, Indiana to the late Charles and Pearl (Brockman) Kiesler.
 

Paul was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of St. Mary Navilleton Catholic Church, a life-time member of the American Angus Association, and a 75-year member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1808 of Lanesville. He retired after 27 years of service from the Department of Agriculture and was a former President of the Board of Directors of KABA/Select Sires. Paul was life-time farmer and enjoyed working the family farm alongside his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was a devout Catholic and served as a Eucharistic minister and lector at his church. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend who leaves behind a legacy of hard work and devotion to faith.

Along with his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his infant brother, Glenn Kiesler; infant granddaughter, Caroline Horn; and 3 siblings: Frances Eveslage, Wilma Ott, and Dale Kiesler.


SURVIVORS:

His loving wife: Elizabeth (Naville) Kiesler

6 children: Phillip (Agnes) Kiesler, Mary (Allan) Horn, Kathryn (Terry) Grant, Paul J. (Anna) Kiesler, Jr., Robert (Elizabeth) Kiesler, and Laura (Benjamin) Lampton

9 grandchildren & 9 great-grandchildren

3 siblings: Marvin (Juanita) Kiesler, Jean (Cletus) Dethy, and Martha Cox

Visitation: 2:00pm-8:00pmET on Friday, December 10, 2021 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - New Albany (3309 Ballard Lane)

 

Funeral Mass: Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 11:00amET at St. Mary Navilleton Catholic Church (7500 Navilleton Road, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119) with burial and military honors to follow in the church cemetery

The family requests that contributions in Paul’s memory be made to St. Mary's Navilleton or to the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

 

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

DONALD EUGENE HARE, 74, ELIZABETHTOWN, KY

 

Donald Eugene Hare, 74, of Elizabethtown, KY, died Friday, December 3, 2021 at home. 

SFC Hare retired from the U.S. Army. He was a Vietnam Veteran and received a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and the Humanitarian Service Medal along with many other medals, decorations and awards. Don was well known for working and attending auctions and sitting at the Flea Market. He was a loving and proud grandfather. 

He was preceded in death by his son, Jeremy Allen Hare. 


SURVIVORS:

His wife, Debra Hare of Elizabethtown, KY

6 children: Michael (Monica) Hare of Columbia, KY; Angela (Charlie) Crawhorn of Columbia, KY; Donald (Stacy) Hare of Columbia, KY; James (Jennifer) Hare of Elizabethtown, KY; Joshua (Emily) Hare of Elizabethtown, KY and Anne Merrie Hare of London, England

12 grandchildren: Charlie, Kaitlyn, Hailey, Taylor, Clay, Cash, Cayson, Max, Abby, Carter, Myles and Cohen

4 siblings: Jessie Williams of Lebanon, KY; J.R. Hare of Campbellsville, KY; Christine Greer of Campbellsville, KY; and Linda Richerson of Ft. Worth, TX

Graveside Service: Friday, December 17, 2021 at 2:30pmET at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, KY with military honors 

Visitation: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 4:00pm-8:00pmET at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, KY

 

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

 

 

JOEY ABRELL, 44, JAMESTOWN, KY

 

Joey Abrell, 44, of Jamestown, KY passed away Thursday, December 2, 2021 at the Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville, KY from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born February 2, 1977 in Columbia, KY, the son of Sue Abrell Roy.

 

Joey was an employee of Stephens Pipe and Steel.


SURVIVORS:
Mother: Sue Abrell Roy of Jamestown, KY
1 Sister: Nikki Abrell of Jamestown, KY

Niece & nephew: Shala and Austin Miller

 

Funeral Service: Monday, December 6, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY

 

Visitation: Monday starting at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home

 

Interment: Bethlehem Separate Baptist Church Cemetery, Highway W80, Russell Springs, KY

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

DANNY LEE MCCLISTER, 62, COLUMBIA KY

 

Danny Lee McClister, 62, of Columbia, KY passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 in Louisville, KY. He was born on April 27, 1959 in Columbia, KY to the late Robert and Louise Stotts McClister.

 

He was a member of the New Life for the Nations Church.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Debbie Harden McClister of Columbia, KY

2 sons: Joey McClister (Samantha) and Corey Furkins both of Columbia, KY

1 daughter: Gina McInteer of Columbia, KY

4 grandchildren: Caitlin McInteer, Kaylee McClister, Joseph McClister and Alexis McClister all of Columbia, KY

4 sisters: Bonnie Lawhorn, Vernice Lawhorn, Helen Willis and Shirley Powell all of Columbia, KY

2 brothers: Donnie McClister of Campbellsville, KY and Jackie McClister of Burkesville, KY

His mother-in-law: Elizabeth Graham of Breeding, KY

Several nieces and nephews

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Gerald Reliford and Shirley Powell officiating

 

Burial: McClister Cemetery

 

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

 

Pallbearers: David Harden, Brandon Harvey, Terry Harvey, Jason Lawhorn, Jackie McClister and Keiven Willis

 

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