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Obituaries Archives for 2022-03

MARY LYNDEL HARRIS MURRELL, 90, MIDDLESBORO, KY

 

Mary Lyndel Harris Murrell, 90, of Middlesboro, KY passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY.  She was born on August 31, 1931 in Louisville, KY to the late Joseph Maynor Harris and Addie Maude Wallace Harris.  
 
Lyndel was a caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Middlesboro, KY and a beloved grade school teacher. She had a passion for storytelling and wrote many tales about her family, friends and childhood memories growing up in Middlesboro, KY.
 
She married John Hicks Murrell on August 14, 1955 who preceded her in death.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: John Joseph “Joe” Murrell
3 grandchildren: Elise Lyndel Murrell, Charlotte Renee Murrell and Thomas Joseph Murrell
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 3:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
Burial: Columbia Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 1:00pmCT on Saturday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
Flowers are appreciated or donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse at www.samaritanspurse.org or to the First Baptist Church of Middlesboro, KY.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

CLAYTON TIMOTHY "TIM" COMPTON, 65, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Clayton Timothy “Tim” Compton, 65, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at his residence. He was born on July 20, 1956 in San Antonio, TX to the late Clayton Howard and Virginia Eileen Coleman Compton.
 
Tim attended the Sparksville Baptist Church, retired from SKF Industries and was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was a former Sparksville Little League coach and enjoyed hunting, fishing, University of Kentucky basketball and spending time with his family and friends.
 
SURVIVORS: 
His wife: Victoria Buchanan Compton of Columbia, KY
2 daughters: Candice Robertson (Todd) and Crystal Kingrey (Jonathan) both of Columbia, KY
6 grandchildren: Abagail Robertson Fleming (Ethan), Riley Robertson, Annabelle Robertson, Benjamin Kingrey, Beckham Kingrey and Beatrice Kingrey
1 great-granddaughter: Evelyn Fleming
2 brothers: Mark Compton (Debbie) of Edmonton, KY and Daniel Compton (Mary) of Lacy Lakeview, TX
Special friend & cousin: Ernie Wagoner of Glasgow, KY
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 11:00amCT at Sparksville Baptist Church with Bro. Darrell Landis officiating. Military honors will be provided by VFW Post 6097 with cremation to follow the service. 
 
Interment: Moore Cemetery (at a later date)
 
Visitation: Friday from 4:00pm-8:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home and on Saturday from 9:00am-11:00amCT at Sparksville Baptist Church.
 
Honorary pallbearers: Todd Robertson, Jonathon Kingrey, Benjamin Kingrey, Ernie Wagoner, Beckham Kingrey, Nathan Compton and Riley Robertson.
 

JOYCE ALBERTA RODGERS, 77, TAYLORSVILLE, INDIANA (ADAIR COUNTY NATIVE)

 

Joyce Alberta Rodgers, 77, of Taylorsville, Indiana passed away Monday, March 28, 2022 at her residence. She was born April 17, 1944 in Adair County, KY, the daughter of the late Tim and MaryJane (Burton) Burton.

 

Joyce attended the Who-So-Ever-Will Community Church and had a strong, unwavering faith in the Lord.  She retired from United Technology in Edinburgh, and had formerly worked at Cummins Engine Company in Columbus. She enjoyed spending time with her grand and great-grandchildren, liked being outdoors, taking care of her yard, and couponing.

 

Joyce married Fraymond Douglas Rodgers on February 24, 1962 and he preceded her in death on August 18, 1992. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Burton; and 5 sisters: Bernice Cowan, Lucille Burton, Madeline Grider, Loeta Redman, and Betty Jean Burton.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Lonnie (Teresa) Rodgers of Columbus, Indiana and Donnie (Julie) Rodgers of Whiteland, Indiana

2 grandchildren: Dillen Rodgers of Pennsylvania and Keelie Rodgers of Columbus, Indiana

9 great-grandchildren: Devon, Jacob, Brycen, Bianca, Dillen, Jr, Tanner, Ezekiel, and Dawson

1 brother: Randell (Judy) Burton of Columbia, KY

1 sister: Phyllis Shirley of Columbia, KY

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 3:00pmET at the Who-So-Ever-Will Community Church in Edinburgh, IN with Reverend Ricky Burton  officiating

 

Visitation:  After 12:00pmET on Saturday

 

Burial: Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh

 

Arrangements made by Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh, Indiana.

 

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

 

TERESA LYNN COOPER, 61, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Teresa Lynn Cooper, 61, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at her residence. She was born on August 1, 1960 in Glasgow, KY to the late Charles and Linda Darnell Cooper. 
 
 
Teresa was of the Christian faith and enjoyed the simple things in life from yard sales to driving the country side visiting cemeteries. She also enjoyed playing lottery tickets and spending time with her family and friends. 
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Kaitlyn Cooper (Bradley Cline) of Louisville, KY
1 sister: Deanna Cooper of Columbia, KY
Aunts & uncles: Phyllis Curry (Clifton), Beanie Green (Walter), Donita Hortillosa (Dr. Lew), Mitzi Loy and Jobe Darnell
Nieces & nephews: Jennifer Thomas, Kristina Cooper, Leanna Corbin, Lori Cooper, Phillip Cooper and Billy Salmon
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Cooper; her grandparents: Orbra and Euna Darnell and Yank and Alline Loy; and 3 aunts: Becky Loy, Peggy Page and Joann Darnell.
 
Funeral Service: Friday, April 1, 2022 at 12:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
Burial: McClister Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 9:00am Friday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
Pallbearers: Rickey Kerns, Billy Salmon, Phillip Cooper, Jr. Murphy, Floyd Green and Bo Murphy. 
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home to assist Kaitlyn with the funeral expenses.
 

JOYCE FAYE PASSMORE, 68, LIBERTY, KY

 

Joyce Faye Passmore, 68, of Liberty, KY passed away Sunday, March 27, 2022 at her residence. She was born February 9, 1954 in Windsor, KY, the daughter of the late Redia Luttrell Crew and Ernest Crew

 

Joyce was formerly employed by Fruit of the Loom and attended Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Charles Crew and Jimmy Ray Crew; a sister, Wanda Luttrell; and a grandchild, Aubrie Jay Cook.

SURVIVORS:
Husband: Jerry Patterson of Liberty, KY 
1 daughter: Vickie Passmore-Patton of Russell Springs, KY
3 sisters: Mildred Roy (Darrel) of Russell Springs, KY; Cathy Epperson (Greg) of Somerset, KY; and Ruth Colby (Leonard) of Bardstown, KY
3 brothers: Michael Crew and Leslie Crew (Phyllis) of Russell Springs KY; Johnny Crew (Teresa) of Jamestown, KY
3 grandsons: Aaron Mondie (Elizabeth), Russell Springs, KY, Zackrey (Sarah) Hamlin of Liberty, KY and Eric (Bridget) Roberts of Bowling Green, KY
4 great-grandchildren: Aly, Aiden, Alex and Austin
Sister-in-law: Donna Crew of Russell Springs, KY 

Funeral Service: Thursday, March 31 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Preston Richardson officiating

Visitation: After 5:00pmCT on Wednesday, March 30th at Wilson Funeral Home

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

MOTHER BEVERLY J. PAYNE, 84, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Mother Beverly J. Payne, 84, of Columbia, KY transitioned peacefully from this life on Saturday, March 19, 2022 to her Heavenly Home. She was a daughter of the late John Pollard and May Fouts.

 

She was a faithful servant to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Bishop Billy Ray Payne, who passed away on December 26, 2021 and 3 siblings: Patricia Ivy, John Pollard, and Johnny Lee.

 

SURVIVORS:

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

3 sisters: Kathy Horn, Pamela Hughes and Nancy Gingery

A host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren

A host of nieces, nephews, and in-laws

Beverly “adopted” Joshua and Stephanie Cheatham & their daughters as her own

She also “adopted” her niece, Kimberly Wells and nephew, Joseph Lee Farris of Stanford, KY 

Case manager, confidant, friend & daughter: Joyce Morrison (who was very special in Beverly’s life)

 

A special “thank you” to Peggy Payne (daughter in love), for her unfaltering love, kindness and 24 hours of dedicated service and unconditional love!

 

Home Going service: Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 12:00 Noon at Eunice Church of God with Pastor Elder C.R. Payne officiating

 

Burial: Columbia Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Tuesday at Eunice Church of God

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

MITCHELL KEITH POLSTON, 72, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Mitchell Keith Polston, 72, of Jamestown, KY passed away on Friday, March 25, 2022 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was born September 12, 1949 in Jamestown, the son of the late Millard and Vesta Wells Polston. 
 
Mitchell was a US Navy veteran and a retired maintenance electrician for UNR-ROHN Industries with over 40 years of service. 
 
In addition to his parents, Mitchell was preceded in death by two brothers; and one sister. 
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Patricia Antle Polston of Jamestown
4 sons: Scott Polston of Frankfort, Indiana, Mark (Fracine) Polston of Las Vegas, Nevada, Shawn (Melanie) Polston of Frankfort, Indiana, and Josh Polston of Frankfort, Indiana
10 grandchildren & 2 great-grandchildren
1 sister: Betty Hadley of Jamestown
 
Cremation rites were honored. No services will be held. 
 
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.

FREDDIE RAY DENTON, 66, COLUMBIA, KY


Freddie Ray Denton, 66, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, March 24, 2022 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. He was born December 27, 1955 in Adair County, KY to the late James Russell and Josephine Burton Denton.

 

Freddie attended Green River Valley Separate Baptist Church. He was a devoted husband, father, poppy/peepaw, friend and neighbor who enjoyed working with horses and visiting friends at the Sano Store where he was better known as Fred.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife of 42 years: Sharlet Oakes Denton of Columbia

1 son: David Denton of Columbia, KY

1 daughter: Tiffany Reynolds (Rodney) of Columbia, KY

3 grandchildren: Sadie, Hayley and Jake Reynolds

1 great-grandson: Bentley Burton

2 brothers: Jimmy Denton (Juanita) and J.W. Denton (Mitchelene) both of Columbia, KY

3 sisters: Sandra Bryant (Willard), Marty Ellis (Jimmy) and Minnie Smith (Barry) all of Columbia, KY

1 sister-in-law: Fayrene Denton of Columbia, KY

Special friends & neighbors: Troy Green (Cheryl) and family of Columbia, KY

 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers: Billy and Jeff Denton.

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Casey Davis officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: Saturday from 5:00-8:00pmCT and on Sunday morning until time for the service at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Pallbearers: Rodney Reynolds, Jake Reynolds, Toby Green, Troy Green, Jesse Green and Royce Oakes.  

 

Honorary Pallbearers: Bentley Burton, Kasey Robinson and Kevin Grider.

 

DALTON LANE GILBERT, 16, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Dalton Lane Gilbert, 16, of Columbia, KY died Monday, March 21, 2022 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, KY from injuries received in an automobile accident on Sunday morning in Adair County. He was born in Glasgow, KY on June 20, 2005, the son of Robert “Weiner” Gilbert and Christina Loucks of Columbia. 

 

Dalton was a Sophomore at Adair County High School and a member of the Valley of the Cumberland DeMolay. He was baptized by Daniel Nissley at the Cane Valley Christian Church and had been attending Cane Valley Baptist Church.

 

SURVIVORS:

His parents: Robert “Weiner” Gilbert and Christina Loucks of Columbia

1 brother: Dylan Gilbert of Russell Springs

2 sisters: Skylar Gilbert and Alissa Gilbert both of Columbia

His grandmother: Brenda Gilbert of Columbia

3 uncles: Billy Gilbert of Campbellsville, Keith Gilbert of Columbia, Timothy Loucks of Owenton

4 aunts: Renee Poulin of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Barbara Brumley and Tammy Brumley both of Owenton, and Michelle Loucks of Michigan

Several cousins, other relatives and friends

 

Funeral service: Friday, March 25, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at Adair County High School with Bro. Daniel Nissley and Bro. Clay Scott officiating

 

Burial: Fudge Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Friday at Adair County High School

 

Casket Bearers: Billy Brumley, Dylan Gilbert, Chase Gilbert, Mason Grant, Charlie Grant, Bryce Rodgers

 

Honorary: Kevin Mathers, Nate Cape, Skylar Hare, Zachary Burton, Landen Wethington, Jameson Pineur, Jesse Price, Joshua Burton, Easton Burton, Thomas Erler, Tyler Murphy, Matthew Brady, Alexander Farrar, Brayden Stargel

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

TRACY THOMAS, 87, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Tracy M. Thomas, 87, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at the Russell County Hospital. He was born in Casey County on March 26, 1934, a son of the late John Henry and Delphia Harris Thomas.  
 
He married Jewell Minton on September 26, 1951 in Russell Springs. Six children were born to their union. Tracy worked for and retired from the state of Kentucky Highway Department. He farmed before and after retirement. Tracy enjoyed being with his grandkids. He was baptized into the Patterson Chapel Church of Christ congregation only two weeks after his wife, Jewell, was baptized. Tracy loved his chewing tobacco.
 
In addition to his parents, Tracy was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Thomas and an older sister who died in infancy.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife of over 70 years: Jewell Thomas
3 sons: Jerry (Stacey) Thomas of Columbia, KY, Jackie (Jeannie) Thomas and Andy (Andrea) Thomas, both of Russell Springs, KY
3 daughters: Geniece Thomas of Nancy, KY, Linda (Tim) Gregg of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Brenda (Larry) Phillips of Russell Springs, KY
1 brother: Killus Thomas of Russell County, KY
2 sisters: Lucille (Gerald) Burton of Casey County, KY and Olivia Luttrell of Russell Springs, KY
12 grandchildren: Stacy, Taylor, Derek, Cameron, Aquinna, Jessica, Bethany, Andrew, Nick, Heather, Timmy and Cathy
11 great-grandchildren
Sister-in-law: Fayrene Thomas
 
Funeral Service: Friday, March 25, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Burial: Wilkerson Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 12:00pmCT on Friday
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made at the Bank of Jamestown to the Wilkerson Cemetery Fund account.
 
Tracy’s arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

JAMES PERRY KELSEY, 82, GLENS FORK, KY

 
James Perry Kelsay, 82, of Glens Fork, KY died Monday, March 21, 2022 at his residence. He was born on December 10, 1939 in Adair County to the late James Guy and Maude Harvey Kelsay.
 
Perry was of the Methodist faith and a very hard working family man. He was a logger by trade and enjoyed rabbit hunting and spending time with his family and friends.
 
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a step-brother, Charles Hadley.
 
SURVIVORS: 
His wife: Donette Mitchum Kelsay of Glens Fork
3 sons: Jimmy Kelsay (Sharon), Timmy Kelsay (Janeatte) and Eddie Kelsay (fiancé Stacy Hertl) all of Glens Fork
1 daughter: Debbie Carroll (Richie) of Elkhorn
8 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren
1 sister: Nola Smallwood (Jimmy) of Columbia
2 stepbrothers: Clifton Hadley (Alterine) and Claude Hadley (Donna), both of Columbia
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Pat Smith  officiating 
 
Burial: McClister Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Saturday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
Pallbearers: Ryan Hadley, Zack Kelsay, Alex Kelsay, Jacob Hatcher, Reece Giles and Rodney Kelsay.
 

RONNIE DALE COFFEY, 68, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Ronnie Dale Coffey, 68, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, March 20, 2022 at his residence surrounded by family. He was born in Glasgow, KY on November 28, 1953, a son of the late Marion (Blakey) and Alvis Wesley Coffey. 

Ronnie was a mechanic most of his life and met many friends along the way. After his day job, you would likely find him on his family farm until after dark. If he wasn't working, he was with his family or watching TV with his puppy. Ronnie was a man of few words but he was always seen with a smile, and ready to help anyone. He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, a husband, a dad, uncle, a Papa to many and a friend to most. 

SURVIVORS:
Wife: Valerie (Meece) Coffey of Russell Springs

3 sons: Wesley (Kristi) Coffey, Ashley (Shannon) Coffey, and Chris (Ladonna) Flanagan, all of Russell Springs
1 daughter: Jamie (Mike) Mann of Greensburg

2 sisters: Connie (Nate) Williams of Ocala, FL and Diane (Roger) Shepard of Russell Springs

Sister-in-law: Peggy Coffey of Jamestown

Mother-in-law: Ardeth Meece of Russell Springs

11 grandchildren & 8 great-grandchildren

A host of nieces, nephews, and other family & friends

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Donnie Coffey and a nephew, Chris Coffey. 

Funeral Service: Friday, March 25, 2022 at 11:00amCT at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 250 French Valley Ct. Russell Springs, KY with Pastor Doug Couch officiating

Visitation: Thursday 5:00-8:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY and Friday from 9:00-11:00amCT at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Interment: Jamestown Cemetery

Pallbearers: Dustin Ballenger, Shane Stapp, Austin Hale, Andy Passmore, Kevin Odell and Timmy Antle 

Family request memorial donations be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland or Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in memory of Ronnie D. Coffey and can be made at the funeral home or church. 

MARK RAY YARBERRY, 57, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Mark Ray Yarberry, 57, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, March 20, 2022 at TJ Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. He was born February 19, 1965 in Adair County, KY to the late Leonard Ray and Catherine Hatcher Yarberry.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Marcus Yarberry of Columbia

2 sisters: Martha Wall of Columbia and Janet Bell of Edmonton

Several other relatives and friends

 

Graveside service: Wednesday, March 23 2022 at 3:00 P.M. at Columbia Cemetery with Bro. Darrell Karnes officiating.

 

There will be no visitation.

 

Casket Bearers: Jeff Wall, Timmy Wall, Robbie Wall, Frankie Bell, David Bell, Jimmy Helm

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

ROWENA (TAYLOR) JOHNSON, 96, COLUMBIA, KY


Rowena Johnson, 96, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, March 19, 2022 at her home. She was born May 11, 1925 in Hyden, KY to the late Johnny and Mary Smith Taylor. 
 

She was a greeter at WalMart.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 sons: Chester Maggard of Columbia, James Maggard of Glens Fork and Joe Maggard of Columbia

2 daughters: Edna Withers of Columbia and Marie Brown of Corinth, KY

5 grandchildren: Rodney Maggard, Melissa Hamilton, Clint Maggard, Jason Maggard and Doug Maggard

10 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren

Several other relatives & friends

 

The family has chosen Cremation and no services or visitation will be held at this time.


Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

ROWENA (TAYLOR) JOHNSON, 96, COLUMBIA, KY


Rowena Johnson, 96, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, March 19, 2022 at her home. She was born May 11, 1925 in Hyden, KY to the late Johnny and Mary Smith Taylor. 
 

She was a greeter at WalMart.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 sons: Chester Maggard of Columbia, James Maggard of Glens Fork and Joe Maggard of Columbia

2 daughters: Edna Withers of Columbia and Marie Brown of Corinth, KY

5 grandchildren: Rodney Maggard, Melissa Hamilton, Clint Maggard, Jason Maggard and Doug Maggard

10 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren

Several other relatives & friends

 

The family has chosen Cremation and no services or visitation will be held at this time.


Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

SHYANNA MARIE HARMON, 13, COLUMBIA, KY


Shyanna Marie Harmon, 13, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, March 20, 2022 at the TJ Health Columbia Emergency Room from injuries received in an automobile accident in Adair County. She was born May 14, 2008 in Campbellsville, KY. 

 

Shyanna was an 8th Grader at Adair County Middle School where she sang in the Choir.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her parents: Terry and Amber Luck Harmon of Columbia

2 sisters: Haleigh Harmon and Gracie Harmon both of Columbia

2 brothers: Alex Harmon and Micheal Harmon both of Columbia

Her grandparents: Clifford Harmon, Faye Cook, Gina Luck and Papa Dean Langford all of Columbia

Special Best Friend: Skyler Gilbert of Columbia

Several other relatives and friends

 

Funeral service: Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at Adair County Middle School

 

Burial: Freedom Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Thursday at Adair County Middle School

 

Casket Bearers: Terry Harmon, Alex Harmon, Micheal Harmon, Ben Harmon, Ben Harmon, Jr., Robert Curry

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

JESSICA ANNE BURTON, 39, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Jessica Anne Burton, 39, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Norton Hospital in Louisville, KY.  She was born on November 24, 1982 in Danville, IL to Jerry and Cindi Byerly Burton.
 
Jessica was of the Christian faith and enjoyed animals and being outdoors. She loved spending time with her dog “NayNay” and her family and friends.
 
SURVIVORS: 
Her parents: Jerry and Cindi Burton of Columbia, KY
1 brother: Josh Burton (Summer Richerson) of Columbia, KY
Several aunts, uncles and cousins including special aunt, Roni Jane Replogle
 
Funeral Service: Friday, March 25, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Ralph Foster officiating 
 
Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery
 
Visitation: Thursday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and on Friday morning until time for the service 
 
Pallbearers: David Foster, Scotty Foster, Stephen Byerly, Joe Jessee, Josh Burton, Mike Cook, Summer Richerson, Josh Ford and Dale Fair.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

TERRY LANE SELBY, 72, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Terry Lane Selby, 72, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Cumberland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Somerset. Born on June 13, 1949, she was a daughter of Irene Voils Pyles and the late James Buford Pyles. 
 

Terry worked tirelessly as a beautician for 35 years. She enjoyed gardening and growing flowers. Terry was a wonderful cook and her green beans were a favorite of her family. She leaves behind her miniature poodle, Danny, who was a faithful companion and lap dog.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her beloved husband of 50 years: Billy Selby of Russell Springs, whom she wed on October 9, 1971

Her mother: Irene Pyles of Russell Springs

1 son: Eric (and Heather) Selby of Russell Springs

1 daughter-in-law: Denisha Selby of Louisville

3 grandsons: Evan Bradley (and Elissa) Selby of Louisville, Ethan Grant (and Kim) Selby of Glasgow, and Matthew Scott Selby of Louisville

1 great-granddaughter: Vivian Kay Selby

2 brothers: Jimmy Pyles and Jacky Pyles, both of Russell Springs

 

In addition to her father, Terry was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Selby.

 

Funeral service: Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home, with Bro. Ryan Coffey officiating

 

Burial: Russell Springs City Cemetery


Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Sunday at the funeral home

 

Ronald Hopper, Doug Wilson, Jason Hughes, Evan Selby, Ethan Selby, and Matthew Selby will serve as Terry’s pallbearers.

 

Funeral arrangements for Terry have been entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

DORIS JEAN STARGEL HOLMES, 79, COLUMBIA. KY


Doris Jean Stargel Holmes, 79, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, March 19, 2022 at her residence. She was born on July 17, 1942 in Adair County to the late Jake and Danford Price Stargel. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Ray Holmes; a daughter, Peggy Luttrell; and 13 siblings: Clarence, Gordon, Willie, Tom, Dallas, Jerry, Ora Lee, Alta, Nina, Betty, Darlene, Clemie, and Mary Jane.

 

Doris was a member of the Purdy Separate Baptist Church and formerly taught Sunday school at the church. She enjoyed her chickens and cooking for her family, friends and neighbors.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: Anthony Ray Holmes, Marcella York (Steve) and Annette Holmes all of Columbia, KY

6 grandchildren: Dean White (Mary Lee), Red Holmes (Nancy), Jean George, Megan Wright (Thomas), Lula Wheat (Chris) and Everett Luttrell (Danielle)

18 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild

1 brother: Jimmy Stargel (Martha) of Fairdale, KY

Several nieces & nephews including a special nephew, Jessie Bryant

 

Funeral service: 1:00pmCT on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Junior Holmes officiating

 

Burial: New Hope Cemetery

 

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

 

DELLA JEAN REDMON, 76, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Della Jean Redmon, 76, of Columbia, KY died Friday, March 18, 2022 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Danville, KY.  She was born on June 2, 1945 in Adair County, KY to the late David Burton and Reeda Burton.

 

Della attended the Freedom Separate Baptist Church and was a member of the Sano Stars Homemaker Club.  She retired from Lindsey Wilson College Dining Center and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.


SURVIVORS:

Her husband of 57 years: Carl Redmon of Columbia, KY

3 children: Lisa Robson (James) of Peru, IN, Rodney Redmon (Rhonda) of Columbia, KY and Bobbie Huckaby (Roger) of Columbia, KY

3 grandchildren: Carlee & Bailey Huckaby and Riley Redmon

1 step-grandchild & 2 step-great grandchildren


In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Jerome Burton and two grandchildren: Andrea Townsend and Anthony Huckaby.

 

Funeral service: 10:00amCT on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Darrin Blair officiating

 

Burial: Freedom Cemetery

 

Visitation: Monday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and on Tuesday morning until time for the service at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

The Family request that all attending wear a mask or face covering.

 

DONALD HUGH "DON" YATES, 82, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Donald Hugh “Don” Yates, 82, of Columbia, KY died Monday, March 14, 2022 at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia. He was born August 13, 1939 in Adair County to the late Hugh and Dimple Reeves Yates.

 

Don was a successful businessman, owning and operating Don Yates Drilling, a member of Columbia Baptist Church, had been attending Mt. Zion Community Church and was a U.S. Army Veteran.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Frieda Thompson Yates of Columbia

1 daughter: Donna Sue Yates of Columbia

1 son: Brent Allen Yates of Columbia

1 grandson: Waydon Tyler Yates of Lexington

1 brother: Bobby Yates of Columbia

2 sisters: Sue Yates Williams of Albany and Betty Yates Bitterling (Ross) of Bowling Green

Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

 

Funeral Service: Friday, March 18, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Dwan Hadley officiating

 

Burial: Reeves Family Cemetery with full military honors presented by V.F. W. Post 6097

 

Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Friday

 

Casket Bearers: Brent Yates, Waydon Yates, David Williams, John Williams, Bobby Yates, Robbie Hancock

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

CONDY LEE YOUNG, 78, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Condy Lee Young, 78 of Columbia, KY died Thursday, March 17, 2022 at the Russell County Hospital Emergency Room. He was born May 9, 1943 in Adair County to the late Norman Kenneth “Rattler” and Eliza McKinley Young. 

 

Condy was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, a member of Hood Lodge # 839 for over 50 years, retired from the Kentucky Highway Department after 35 years and a lifelong farmer.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lynn Young and two brothers: Kenneth Reed Young and Gene Allen Young.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 daughters: Sheila Robertson (Steve) of Russell Springs, KY; Sharmon Roy (Steve) and Sharon Richard (Jamie) both of Columbia, KY

3 grandchildren; Chase, Devin and Bodie Richard

 

Funeral Service: Monday, March 21, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Stan Milby and Bro. Danny Withers officiating

 

Burial: Columbia Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home

 

Masonic rites will be conducted on Sunday at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home by Hood Lodge #839

 

Casket Bearers: Tim Baker, Sam Baker, Barry McEloy, Jon Loy, Mike Loy, Mike Sullivan

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

JANET SUE ABSHER JANES, 70, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

Janet Sue Absher Janes, 70, of Campbellsville, KY died Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at her home. She was born May 13, 1951 in Adair County to the late James Absher and Martha Corbin Absher. 


Janet was a member of Pollard’s Chapel Church and a former employee of Fruit of the Loom where she retired in 1998 and was an employee of Learning Tree Daycare as a cook.

 

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Janes and a granddaughter, Alaina Kay Adams. 

 

SURVIVORS:

2 daughters: Angie Adams (Mark) of Campbellsville, Ky and Schella Pittman (David) of Georgetown, Ky

3 brothers: James Jr. Absher and Joe Absher (Sue) both of Tennessee and Archie Absher (Beverly) of Campbellsville, Ky

1 sister: Emma Jewell (Don) of Glasgow, Ky

4 granddaughters: Kayla Adams Green (Toby), Danielle Adams Robinson (Matt), Shelby Pittman and Cali Pittman

1 great-grandchild due in October, 2022

Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Roy Phillips and Bro. Victor Matney officiating

 

Burial: Tarter’s Chapel Cemetery

 

Visitation: Aafter 5:00 P.M. Friday, March 18, 2022 at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

TIMOTHY NORRIS, 67, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Timothy F. Norris, 67, of Jamestown, KY passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at Russell County Hospital. He was born in Burkesville, KY on December 29, 1954, a son of the late Lydia (Wells) and Grute Norris.
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by the following siblings: Glenn, Donald, Ronnie, Lloyd, and Danny Norris, Edith Wisdom, Sue Waid, Janice Perdue, Dean Scott and Joyce Scott.
 
SURVIVORS:
Wife: Sue (Bell) Norris
1 daughter: April Lindsey
1 son: Joey Pearson
3 stepdaughters: Peggy Loudin, Becky Luttrell (Earl), and Debra Lawhorn 
1 stepson: Tommy Hoover (Lois)
3 sisters: Frieda Craig, Judy Jarmon, and Brenda Wade
2 brothers: Floyd Norris and Denny Norris
8 grandchildren & 6 great-grandchildren
 
Graveside Service: Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at the Jamestown Cemetery with Bro. Phillip Miller officiating
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown is in charge of arrangements.
 

RICHARD HARRISON, 82, LAKELAND, FLORIDA (CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY NATIVE)

 

Richard Harrison, 82, of Lakeland, FL passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2022. He was a native of Campbellsville, KY, the of son of the late Leland and Elizabeth Harrison.

 

Richard was a member of South Campbellsville Baptist Church in Campbellsville, KY. He was an electrician who worked for Fruit of the Loom in Kentucky. He also raised cattle and was a produce farmer. He thoroughly enjoyed watching his grandkids play sports. He loved spending time in his garden, playing cards and was known for making birdhouses out of license plates. With his wicked sense of humor, he loved to be the instigator and aggravate anyone he could. He will greatly missed.

 

Richard was the youngest of eight children and was preceded in death by 7 siblings: Cleston, Merlin, Eunice, Cotton, Lawrence, Lois and Johnnie.


SURVIVORS:

His beloved wife: Myra Harrison

1 son: Robert Harrison & wife Angie

1 daughter: Jennifer & husband Jason Paul

5 grandchildren: Trent, Julianna and Grant Harrison, Jacob (Jasmine) and Jordan Paul

2 great-grandchildren: Jessie and Joey Paul


Services will be held privately by the family.


Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lanier.care.
 

KEISHA DENISE JANES, 27, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Keisha Denise Janes, 27, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, March 15, 2022 in Cincinnati, OH. She was born in Glasgow, KY on February 8, 1995 to Roger Janes and Amy Morgan Knipp of Columbia who survive.

 

Keisha was a member of the Amazing Grace Community Church. Keisha had her struggles in life but was always happy and entertaining to those around her. She enjoyed music, dancing and spending time with her family and friends.

 

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lily Dickson.
 

SURVIVORS:

Mother: Amy Morgan Knipp (Wesley) of Columbia, KY

Father: Roger Janes of Columbia, KY

2 children: Karalynn Roberts and Timothy Roberts both of Cincinnati, OH

Maternal grandparents: James and Cathy Morgan of Columbia, KY

2 brothers: Zachary and Jeremy Janes both of Columbia, KY

Several other friends & relatives

 

Cremation was chosen and no services are scheduled at this time.

 

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

 

EVELYN MCFALL, 98, JAMESTOWN, KY


Evelyn F. McFall, 98, of Jamestown, KY, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 while in the company of family members at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY. She was born in Jamestown, KY on November 21,1923 to the late Sallie (Richards) and Lester Blankenship. 

Evelyn was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother whose home was the gathering place for the entire family. She was a member of Mt. Hope Separate Baptist Church where she played the piano for over 50 years. 

SURVIVORS:

9 children: Patricia Coomer of Russell Springs, KY; Sue Popplewell (Doyle) of Jamestown, KY; Sharon Harris of Columbia, KY; Richard McFall (Vicky) of Tompkinsville, KY; Ronnie McFall (Kim) of Jamestown, KY; Steve McFall (Teresa) of Jamestown, KY; Randy McFall (Tammy) of Jamestown, KY; Cara Murphy (Lee) of Liberty, KY; and John McFall (Melissa) of Russell Spring, KY. 
20 grandchildren & 21 great grandchildren

Nephew: Roger Blankenship & a host of McFall nieces and nephews

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Ed McFall; a brother, Ed Blankenship; and a son-in-law, Harold Coomer. 

Funeral Service: Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 11:00amCT at Mt. Hope Separate Baptist Church in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Randy Brown and Bro. Bradley Jeffries officiating. 

 

Burial: Rexroat Cemetery, Jamestown, KY

Visitation: Friday, March 18, 2022 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and after 8:00 a.m. on Saturday at Mt. Hope Separate Baptist Church in Jamestown, KY

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of a donation to Rexroat Cemetery (these can be left at Mt. Hope Separate Baptist Church or mailed to Connie Miller, P.O. Box 187, Jamestown, KY) or to Gideons International.

 

DANNY WAYNE HILL, 71, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Danny Wayne Hill, 71, of Russell Springs, KY was born on December 25, 1950 in Russell County and passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at his home.

 

Danny was a machinist and farmer. He attended Main Street Church of God. Danny was well-liked by everyone who knew him. He will be greatly missed. 

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Brenda Hill

1 sister: Bobbie Kay Schoner

2 sisters-in-law: Mary Hill and Ruth Hill

6 nieces & nephews


Danny was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Billie Adese Hill; and two brothers, Anthony Hill and Victor Hill. 


Funeral service: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Fields officiating

 

Burial: Bernard Ridge Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Tuesday at Bernard Funeral Home

 

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

 

DOUGLAS EDWARD "DOUG" COX, 65, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 
Douglas Edward "Doug" Cox, 65, of Campbellsville, KY passed away Sunday, March 13, 2022 at his home.
 
 
SURVIVORS: 
His mother: Dollie Jean (Gabbert) Cox of Campbellsville, KY
1 son: Justin Edward Cox of Columbia, KY
1 daughter: Rachael Mae Spurling of Mannsville, KY
1 brother: Carl Michael Cox of Campbellsville, KY
1 sister: Kathy Jean Pelly and husband Terry of Knifley, KY
1 half-sister: Cassie Brady of Lebanon, KY
2 grandchildren: Emily Grace and Bonnie Sue Spurling 
A host of nieces & nephews including Ethan Pelly and Amanda Celis
Other relatives & friends
 
FUNERAL SERVICE: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 1:00pmET at L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville
 
INTERMENT: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
 
VISITATON: After 10:00amET on Tuesday 
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

CAROL RICHARDS, 74, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Carol H. Richards, 74, of Russell Springs, KY died peacefully at the Jean Waddle Care Center Hospice of Lake Cumberland in Somerset, KY on Thursday, March 10, 2022 surrounded by her family. She was born on January 7, 1948, a daughter of the late Hollis and Orpha Wooten Hudson of Russell Springs.

 

Carol grew up in a farming family and was the 3rd of 6 children, all of whom were taught the value of hard work, honesty, family, faith, and community. 

After living several years in Indiana as a young adult, Carol moved back to her Russell County and met her future husband, Dwight (Smiley) Richards. Dwight and Carol enjoyed 46 years of devoted marriage and shared their love of the outdoors as well as their commitment to faith and family. 

She retired after working 31 years at the Lake Cumberland State Park. Carol loved bringing joy to the many visitors to the park and was considered a hard-worker among her colleagues, many of whom became close, cherished friends over the years. 

Carol was devout in her faith throughout her life and was a long-time member of Jamestown First Baptist Church where she happily volunteered her time to the youth program and always greeted the children with a smile and enjoyed cooking for their activities. 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Dwight (Smiley) Richards

1 son: Charles Kimbler of Avon Lake, OH

1 daughter: Debbie Warriner of Anderson, IN

Step-son: Dwight W. Richards (Vickie) of Jamestown, KY

1 sister: Sharon Warriner of Russell Springs, KY

2 brothers: Ronald Hudson (Charlotte) and Timothy Hudson (Jeannie), both of Russell Springs, KY

6 grandchildren & 6 great-grandchildren

Several nieces & nephews
 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Kathyrn Perez; one brother, Archie Lee Coffey; a brother-in-law, Rufus Junior Warriner; one sister-in-law Darlene Coffey; and a grandson, Justin Lee Warriner. 

Funeral Service: Monday, March 14, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Jamestown First Baptist Church with Bro. Scott Russell officiating

 

Visitation: Monday from 9:00am-10:00amCT for family only and from 10:00am-1:00pmCT for the public at the church
 

Interment: Ridge Crest Cemetery

 

H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel In Jamestown is coordinating all arrangements.
 

Pallbearers: Eric Warriner, Joshua Warriner, Daryn Warriner, Jared Flatt, Kenny Hammond, and Russell Anteau

CAMILA P. MURRAY, 58, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Camila P. Murray, 58, of Jamestown, KY passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, KY.
 
Camila was born in Somerset, KY on March 22, 1963, a daughter of the late Brenda (Ferry) Pruitt and Terril  Johnson.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband: William Murray of Jamestown, KY
1 daughter: Danielle Murray of Smiths Grove, KY
1 son: Jordan Murray (& wife Ashley) of Jamestown, KY
1 granddaughter: Lakyn Murray of Jamestown, KY
1 brother: Terril Johnson of Russell Springs, KY
1 half-brother: Tony Pruitt of Indiana
 
Funeral Service: Friday, March 11, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Tony Stephens officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Friday
 
Interment: Jamestown Cemetery
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
 

KEVIN R. JONES, 35, KNIFLEY, KY

 

Kevin R. Jones, 35, of Knifley, KY died Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born November 8, 1986 in Campbellsville, KY.

 

Kevin was a member of Knifley Christian Church an Eagle Scout and was employed by Adair Fiscal Court as a Dispatcher and Mapping Coordinator for the Adair County E-911 Center. Of all the jobs he had done, his current was the most rewarding.  Being a servant to the people was something he loved and was fighting his illness to be able to come back to work.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Kerry R. Jones in 2016 and his first wife, Christena Jones in 2014.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Paige Lynn Jones of Knifley

His mother: Connie Tucker Jones of Knifley

1 sister: Kristy (Tony) Norris of Highland, Michigan

2 nephews: Sam and Josh Norris

Special little girl: Annemarie

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. (Central Time) at Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, Kentucky with Bro. Troy Long officiating

 

Burial: Roley Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 4:00 P.M. (Central Time) Friday at the Church

 

Casket Bearers: Josh Bullock, Chad Gabbert, Jason Upchurch, Jerry Wayne Tucker, Stewart Greer, Dale Underwood, Jon Beard, Kenny Patterson

 

Honorary: Bryce Lynn, Tony Norris, Sam Norris, Josh Norris, Silas Lynn, Stephen Lynn

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

BARBARA GOSSETT, 68, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Barbara Gossett, 68, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Monday, March 7, 2022 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. Born on March 14, 1953 in LaFollette, Tennessee, Barbara was a daughter of the late Harry Polson and the late Evelyn Comer Riggs.
 

She was a homemaker and a member of Liberty Baptist Church. Barbara was a former beautician and a former factory worker for Fruit of the Loom. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Barbara also enjoyed cooking.


SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Chuck Gossett of Russell Springs

1 son: Jason (Jenny) Paul of Lakeland, Florida

2 daughters: Chrissie (Johnny) Blair of Valdosta, Georgia, and Ashlee Jones of Knoxville, Tennessee

6 grandchildren: Jacob (Jasmine) Paul, Jordan Paul, Chelsey Goddard, Gavin Jones, Bailey Blair, and Gigi Jones

1 great-grandchild: Jessie Paul (and Joey Paul on the way)

1 brother: Jerry (Connie) Polson of Knoxville, Tennessee

4 sisters: Linda Polson-Pemberton of Caryville, Tennessee, Rosemary Polson of Caryville, Tennessee, Regina Kreis of Oliver Springs, Tennessee, and Sherry Polson of South Carolina

 

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by one brother, Tommy Polson; and one sister, Cindy Riggs. 

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home.
 

Burial: Dixon Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Bernard Funeral Home. 

 

Pallbearers: Tony Bernard, Michael Robertson, Dylan Robertson, Darren Roy, Chris Golden, and Andy Wade. 

 

Honorary pallbearers: Jacob Paul and Jordan Paul. 
 

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

ROGER DALE BLAIR, 75, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Roger Dale Blair, 75, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Monday, March 7, 2022 at UK Medical Center in Lexington. Born on September 18, 1946, he was a son of the late Marion and Emogene Blakey Blair. 

 

Roger was a retired Master Sergeant of the United States Army, a Vietnam Veteran, and a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient. He was a retired auctioneer and real estate broker, as well as a passionate cowboy. Roger loved horses and he rode at every opportunity – rain, snow, sunshine, and even by moonlight, on a night ride. He also liked listening to music. If you were lucky, you would even see him kicking up his heels as he enjoyed a good country and western dance.

 

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Judy Flatt Blair; two daughters, Anna Hope Hanson and Summer (and Ron) Beaty; five granddaughters, Morgan (and Brandon) Kerr, Ashley Antle, Candace (and Elliott) Benningfield, Shelby (and Jason) Russell, and Hannah Bell (and Cody Roberts); two step-granddaughters, Valley Beaty and Scarlett Beaty; four great-grandchildren, Aedan Abell, Liam Brown, Ellora Russell, and Elaina Benningfield; a special daughter by choice, Christina (and Tim) Howell; granddaughter, Taylor (and Corey) Clark; grandson, Logan Howell; great-granddaughter, Abijah Jones; two brothers, Dean Blair and Larry (and Patricia) Blair; two sisters, Marilyn (and Randy) Ford and Lesa (and David) McDonald; a host of nieces and nephews; life-long friends, Joe and Brenda Shircliff; and a very special young man, James Ray.

 

In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Ann Delk.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, March 11, 2022, at Bernard Funeral Home. 

 

Burial with full Military Honors will follow in Wolford Cemetery. 

 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, Thursday, March 10, and after at 8:00 AM, Friday, until time of services. 

 

Chris Bell, Jason Russell, Brandon Kerr, Elliott Benningfield, Cody Roberts, Greg Abston, James Ray, Logan Howell, and Ron Beaty will serve as honorary pallbearers.

 

Funeral arrangements for Roger are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome@gmail.com.
 

LOIS MAE CLAIBORNE, 77, COLUMBIA, KY


Lois Mae Claiborne, 77, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, March 6, 2022 at Tristar Northcrest Medical Center in Springfield, TN.  She was born on January 21, 1945 in Adair County to the late Joe and Emma Moore Absher.  

 

Lois was of the Church of God faith and enjoyed flower gardening, driving the countryside and spending time with her family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Kevin Claiborne of Columbia, KY

2 grandsons: Dusty and Dylan Claiborne of Columbia, KY

1 sister: Alma Furkins of Columbia, KY

Special niece: Patricia Floyd of Columbia, KY

Several other nieces & nephews

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a special friend, Alvie Lee Burton and 6 siblings: Edith Floyd, Thelma Wall, Allene Collins, Mattie Lawhorn, James Absher and Hollin Absher.

 

Funeral Service: 1:00pmCT on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Burial: Freedom Cemetery

 

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


 

JAMES HAMMOND, 59, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
James A. Hammond, 59, of Russell Springs, KY, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2022 at Russell County Hospital. He was born in Albany, KY on May 13, 1962, a son of the late Reba (Garner) Hammond and Samuel Ray Hammond.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Ray Hammond, Jr, Michael Hammond, & Donnie Hammond and a sister, Barbara Hammond.
 
SURVIVORS:
Special friend: Patricia Keith Hammond of Russell Springs, KY
1 daughter: Jessica Fanning (& Lerontez) of Jamestown, KY
1 son: Jeremy Hammond (& Samantha) of Jamestown, KY
5 sisters: Shirley Popplewell of Russell Springs, KY; Chestelene Popplewell of Jamestown, KY; Sherry Lawless of Jamestown, KY; Peggy Begley of Columbia, KY; & Patty Hammond of Russell Springs, KY
6 brothers: Ralph Hammond of Jamestown, KY; Randall Hammond of Russell Springs, KY; Terry Hammond of Indiana; Bobby Hammond of Russell Springs, KY; Floyd Hammond of Jamestown, KY; & David Hammond of Russell Springs, KY
4 grandchildren
A host of nieces, nephews, and other family & friends
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Jerry Smith officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Wednesday at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel
 
Interment: Dixon Cemetery in Jamestown, KY
 
Pallbearers: Greg Popplewell, Jodi Hammond, Sean Hammond, Dwayne Hammond, Josh Hammond, Evan Hammond, Chris Popplewell, and Michael Keith.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
 

LOIS CAMPBELL TERRY, 92, NANCY, KY

 
Lois Campbell Terry, 92, of Nancy, KY passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. She was born on March 18, 1929 in Cains Store, a daughter of the late Herschel and Stella Irvine Campbell.  
 
She worked many years as a seamstress for the Goodall-Palm Beach Company of Somerset. Lois was a member of Jenny’s Chapel Church. She raised 3 of her own children, then had a hand in raising many other children through the years. Each child was treated as her own. She was a strong willed and very supportive person. She loved music, sewing and cooking. Not only was she an animal lover, Lois was an animal rescuer and advocate. No one was allowed to even squash a bug in the house. You were to take it outside and free it instead. Lois was an over-35-year cancer survivor. After being diagnosed with the disease in 1985, Lois completely changed her diet and lifestyle to be more health conscious.  
 
Along with her parents, Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Terry; 2 brothers: Glen Campbell and Emil Campbell; and her sister-in-law, Joyce Campbell.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Gary M. (Brenda) Luttrell of Nancy
2 daughters: Linda Luttrell of Somerset and Teresa York of Nancy
1 sister: June Brewster of Russell Springs
Sister-in-law: Carolyn Campbell
5 grandchildren, Christopher Luttrell, Emily Kruizenga, Gloria Sawyers, Alisha Thomas, and Kimberly (and Barry) Strunk
6 great-grandchildren: Audrey Kruizenga, Tyler Goodin, Dylan Goodin, Joshua Goodin, Hannah Thomas, and Leland (Katie) York
Special nieces: Marisa Popplewell & Lisa Mitchell
Special nephew: Steve Campbell
Her cousin: Lisa Prows
Other nieces, nephews and family members
 
Funeral service: Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Interment: Bradley’s Pleasure Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 12:00pmCT on Thursday
 
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

CLAYTON SMITH, EDINBURGH, INDIANA

 
Clayton Smith, 88 of Edinburgh, Indiana died Saturday, March 5, 2022 at the Greenwood Healthcare Center in Greenwood, Indiana. He was born October 12, 1933 Jamestown, Tennessee, the son of the late Sam and Myrtie (Beaty) Smith. 
 
Clayton served in the U.S. Army and was a member of American Legion Post 233 in Edinburgh. He retired from Polyloom Chemical Company. Clayton was an avid gardener, liked Bluegrass music, tinkering with cars, and was proud of being a veteran.
 
He married Doris Jean (Sneed) Smith on November 30, 1996 and she preceded him in death on January 1, 2022.
 
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Smith; and 12 siblings: Delphia Daniels, Hewey and Otis Smith, Delia Layne, Rosie Beaty, Clovis Smith, Velma Knotts, Stella, Clive, Josephine, Cluey, Calvin Smith.
 
SURVIVORS:
7 children: Mike Smith of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Scott Smith of Dayton, Tennessee; Carolyn Burton of Atlanta, Georgia; Elizabeth (Mike) Harmon and David Eugene Burton of Edinburgh, Indiana; Amanda (Jim) Gaskins of Nashville, Indiana; and Victoria (Terry) Hebert of Indianapolis, Indiana
15 grandchildren: Emily, Chadwick, Shannon, Josh, Tessa, Kyle, Melissa, Scott, Sarah, Derek, Brock, Tyler, Chris, River, and Alisa
Several great-grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 10:00amET at the Who-So-Ever-Will Community Church in Edinburgh, Indiana with Reverend Randy Denton officiating
 
Visitation: Wednesday, March 9th from 5:00pm-8:00pmET and on Thursday after 9:00amET at the church
 
Burial: Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh
 
Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh, Indiana is in charge of the arrangements.
 
This obituary is a courtesy to the family by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

MARK WAYNE PRATER, 64, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Mark Wayne Prater, 64. of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at UK Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. He was born September 17, 1957 in Quantico, VA, a son of the late Daniel Wayne and Madeline Scales Prater. 
 

Mark was a laboratory technician and lab supervisor for over 40 years. He was an employee at several medical facilities in his long career and was more recently employed at Premier Tox Laboratory. Mark enjoyed playing golf, gardening, and selling his produce at the Farmers’ Market. In recent years, he volunteered as an assistant coach for Russell County Youth League baseball. Mark was a member of Russell Springs First United Methodist Church. He loved spending time with his family, but his grandbabies were the center of  his life.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Glenda Foley Prater of Russell Springs, KY

2 sons: Mark Robert (Shavona) Prater and Ethan Prater, both of Russell Springs, KY

2 daughters: Heather Prater and Lauren (Tim) Wade, both of Lexington, KY

1 brother: Barry Prater (Debra) of Lexington, KY

8 grandchildren: Ciara (Taylor) Jones, Madeline Prater and Leigha Abner all of Russell Springs, KY; Brooklynn Romans, Lydia Wade, Cora Wade, Amelia Wade, and Jude Wade all of Lexington, KY


Memorial Service and Celebration of Life: Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Wade and Bro. Dennis Price officiating

 

Visitation: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and on Thursday after 8:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Russell Springs First United Methodist Church “Bed Ministry”, PO Box 291, Russell Springs, KY.

 

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

PHYLLIS CAROL BROWNING, 80, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Phyllis Carol Browning, 80, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. She was born in Russell Springs July 12, 1941, a daughter of the late Eddie Carl and Mary Davis Wells.  
 
She married Bill Browning on September 23, 1967. Phyllis operated her own salon and worked as a hairdresser for many years. She was a retired supervisor from Fruit of the Loom of Jamestown and a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Russell Springs. Phyllis was a beautiful lady, inside and out; sweet and thoughtful, and always with a quiet grace about her.
 
Along with her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, William Samuel “Bill” Browning; her son, Victor Flanagan; her brother, Stanley Wells; and her sister, Nadine McKinley.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Kelly Smith of Russell Springs, KY
1 sister: Ida Mae (C.E.) McKinley of Byrdstown, Tennessee
3 grandchildren: Landon (Jaysie) Smith and Breanne Smith both of Somerset, KY and Cianna Smith (Derek Hall) of Hendersonville, Tennessee 
Son-in-law: Danny Smith of Somerset
Many nieces, nephews & friends
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 12:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Carroll Egnew officiating
 
Interment: Russell Springs City Cemetery
 
Visitation: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 6:00pmCT-8:00pmCT and after 8:00amCT on Wednesday at Bernard Funeral Home 
 
Pallbearers: Danny Smith, Landon Smith, Derek Hall, Paul Coffey, Billy Wayne McKinley and Doug Miller
 
Phyllis’ arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com
 

ERICH RANDALL FANNIN, 43, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Erich Randall Fannin, 43, of Columbia, KY died Friday, March 4, 2022 at 11:05 A.M. at his home. He was born July 22, 1978 in Prestonsburg, KY and was preceded in death by his father, Randall Fannin.  

 

Erich attended Glens Fork Community Church and was a former cabinet maker.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Ashley Bunch Fannin of Columbia, KY

His mother: Kennalean Williams Fannin of Hagerhill, KY

2 daughters: Trinity Burton and Destiny Burton both of Columbia, KY

1 sister: Heather Fannin of Hagerhill, KY

4 nephews: Hunter Hall (Alex) of Richmond, P.J. Hall of North Carolina, Dylon Bunch (Brook) of Columbia, KY & Isaiah Miller of Stanford, KY

 

Funeral service: Monday, March 7, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Bunch and Bro. Mark Bradshaw officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 4:00 P.M. Sunday

 

Casket Bearers: Tony Francis, Jeremy Bunch, Dylon Bunch, Isaiah Miller, P.J. Hall, Hunter Hall, Allen Baldwin, Jonathan Meadows

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

DWIGHT ROWE GOSSER, 68, ELKHART, KY (RUSSELL COUNTY NATIVE)

 
Dwight Rowe Gosser, 68, of Elkhart, KY passed away on Monday, February 28, 2022 at his home after an extended illness. He was born on September 2, 1953 in Russell Springs, KY to the late Huston D. Gosser and MaryBelle (McQueary) Flanagan.
 
Dwight served as a pastor and caregiver at two churches in the Michiana, Michigan area for 35 years and did missionary work overseas. He drove a school bus for a period of time and loved interacting with the children. Dwight also loved horses and traveling. He and his wife, Marlene, both enjoyed dining out at local restaurants.
 
He married Marlene Ann Majewski in 1972 who passed away on August 25, 2020 in South Bend, IN. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Larry D, Gary W. and Don N. Gosser and a sister, Dianna Popplewell.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Shirley Reed of Florence, Colorado and Amy Jo Gosser of Muncie, Indiana
8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild
2 brothers: Roger Gosser (Connie) and David M. Gosser
1 sister: Phyllis Corrone (Steve)
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 11:00amCT at Wilson Funeral Home in Russell Springs, KY
 
Burial: Lucinda Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Saturday 
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

DONNIE DALE SHIRLEY, 69, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Donnie Dale Shirley, 69, of Columbia, KY died Friday, March 4, 2022 at his residence. He was born in Green County, KY on October 5, 1952 to the late Evan and Maerene Brock Shirley. 
 

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Udell Shirley.

 

Donnie was a member of the Bloomington Chapel Brethren in Christ Church and formerly built homes with S & S Builders.


SURVIVORS:

His wife: Phyllis Burton Shirley of Columbia, KY

1 son: Eric Shirley of Columbia, KY

2 step-children: Doug Shepherd (Becky) of Mt. Juliet, TN and Kelvin Kerns (Nicole) of Columbia, KY

4 step-grandchildren: Kyle, Kameron and Kassity Shepherd and Courtney Kerns

1 step-great-grandson: Walker Shepherd

Sister-in-law: Norma Jean Shirley of Columbia, KY


Funeral Service: Monday, March 7, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Ralph Foster officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: Sunday from 3:00-8:00pmCT and on Monday morning until time for the service at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Pallbearers: Shawn Shirley, Evan Shirley, Eric Shirley, Mark Redman, Trevor Loy and Byron Larrimore.

 

ANNA NELL SMITH, 72, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Anna Nell Smith, 72, of Columbia, KY died Monday, February 28, 2022 at 11:40 P.M. at her home. She was born September 10, 1949, in Adair County, KY to the late David Lee and Annabelle Shirley Taylor. 
 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Bonda Taylor. 

 

Anna Nell was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Choir and served on the Usher Board for many years and was widely known as “The nice lady that draws blood at Dr, Giles’ office.”

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Freddy Smith of Columbia

2 children: Valeka Miller of Columbia and Kendrick Smith of Lexington

3 grandchildren: Derrick Miller, Za’Kia Miller and Raven (Brent) Sartin

2 great-grandchildren: Finley and Cohen Sartin

2 sisters: Rhonda Taylor of Bowling Green and Valenia (David) Johnson of Columbia

3 brothers: Danny Taylor of Columbia, Kevin (Lisa) Taylor of Somerset and Erik Stapleton of Columbia

Several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

 

Funeral service: Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Bryant delivering the Eulogy

 

Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 5:00 P.M. Friday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

OTTIS HINES, 84, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Ottis Hines, 84, of Russell Springs, KY, passed away Monday, February 28th, at Russell County Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born in Somerset, KY on March 2, 1937, a son of the late Fannie (Burton) Hurst and Lovell Hines. 

He served in the U.S. Army and was retired from the Corp. of Engineers. 

SURVIVORS:
1 son: Billy Hines (Angie) of Bowling Green, KY
1 sister: Peggy Branscum (Theo) of Russell Springs, KY
2 granddaughters: Emma & Ann Marcum Hines of Bowling Green, KY
2 nieces: Allison (Troy) Coffey and Julie (Wayne) Wilson, both of Russell Springs, KY

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Ginny Ann Marcum Hines and daughter, Genifer Mae Hines. 

Visitation: Thursday 2:00-4:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel

Care and cremation were chosen

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Jamestown Cemetery and can be made at the funeral home. 

AVERY CORBIN SMITH, 79, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Avery Corbin Smith, 79, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at his residence. He was born on Saturday, August 29 1942 in Russell Springs, KY, the son of the late Ada Bernard Smith & Orbin Smith.

SURVIVORS:
1 Daughter: Mesti Maria Smith-Parnell, of Russell Springs, KY

3 Sons: Michael Corbin Smith of Jamestown, KY; Martin Lynn Smith of Florence, KY; & Scott Keith Smith of Russell Springs, KY

2 Sisters: Angie Cline, of Russell Springs, KY and Paulette Keaton of Milford, OH

11 grandchildren & 17 great-grandchildren

Significant other: Brenda Kay

 

Pallbearers: Martin Lynn Smith, Michael Corbin Smith, Scott Keith Smith, Madisyn Alexis Wright, Luke Alexander Richards and Gideon Michael Richards.


Funeral Service: Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Saturday at Wilson Funeral Home

Interment: Lucinda - Bernard Cemetery in Russell Springs, KY

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ELMER RUSSELL POWELL, 52, ADAIR COUNTY, KY


Elmer Russell Powell, 52, of the Portland community of Adair County died Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 3:43 A.M. at his home. He was born June 7, 1969, in Adair County to the late Ray and Inez Edrington Powell.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Charles “Goo” Powell.

 

Elmer was formerly employed at Cox Interior, a farmer and enjoying fishing.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Michelle Mann Powell of Portland

3 sons: Kyle Powell (Ashley Riordan) of Munfordville, Wesley Powell (Gracie) Baker and Blake Powell all of Columbia

1 daughter: Shelby Powell of Columbia

2 brothers: Gary Powell (Doris) and William Powell (Jamie) both of Columbia

3 sisters: Juanita Benningfield (Jr) of Campbellsville, Kathy Sullivan (Guinn) of Raywick, & Judy Sebastian of Glasgow

Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

 

Funeral service: Friday, March 4, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Watson officiating

 

Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Friday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

BEATRICE COOMER "BEA" BEARD, 92, COLUMBIA, KY


Beatrice Coomer (Bea) Beard, 92, of Columbia, KY entered into everlasting life on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at Signature Health Care at Summit Manor. 


Bea was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Horace Pearman Beard “Harry” a native of Richmond, VA; her parents: Joseph Haskin Coomer and Myrtle (Janes) Coomer of Columbia, KY; one sister, Bernice (Coomer) Murphy of Columbia; and one brother, Norman Coomer of Columbia. 

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: James Douglas Beard “Doug” of Columbia

Her nephews: Steve (Lou Ann) Coomer and Glenn (Cynthia) Murphy

Her nieces: Susan (Mark) Willis and Anjanette (Mike, deceased) Volk. 
Several great-nephews & nieces

 

She was a member of the Columbia United Methodist Church. Bea and her husband were married in the Columbia Methodist Church on October 14, 1955. As a member of the Church for over seventy-five years, she participated in many programs including the United Methodist Women, the Golden Girls, the Kupples Class, the Administrative Board and as the co-chairperson of the art glass Sanctuary windows project. At the time of her passing, she was the longest tenured member of the congregation.

 

After graduating from Lindsey Wilson College, Bea taught school briefly and then joined the family business, Coomer’s Restaurant, a legendary Columbia institution on the public square from 1943-1986.

 

During her life, she was involved with two homemaker’s organizations, with the last being the Columbia Daylight Homemaker’s Club; the Junior Women’s Club, and the Adair County Republican Women.  She was also inducted in the Golden Alumni Society at Lindsey Wilson College.        

 

She and her husband, Harry, were blessed to have traveled extensively around the world. They visited thirty-four countries across the globe and journeyed to all 7 continents on the face of the earth. They traversed both the Arctic and Antarctic Circles. They also traveled a great deal throughout the United States. They experienced "God's Wonderful Creation" together. 

Though extensive global travels with her husband, Bea was an inspiration to her son to explore our beautiful world. He made this a priority during his professional career and continues along this course in his personal journey. 

 

VisitationThursday, March 3, 2022 from 4:00pm-8:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home and on Friday from 12:00-1:00pmCT at Columbia United Methodist Church. 

 

litany of Passing from this Life into a Celebration of the Resurrection will be held on Friday, March 4, 2022, at 1:00pmCT at Columbia United Methodist Church.

 

Interment: Columbia City Cemetery

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

 

JUDY LYNN GRANT, 57, COLUMBIA, KY


Judy Lynn Grant, 57, of Columbia, KY died Monday, February 28, 2022 at 11:04 A.M. at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was born November 5, 1964 in Adair County. 
 

Preceding her in death was her father, Creon Melson and two brothers: Eric and Timmy Melson. 
 

Judy was a member of Melson Ridge Separate Baptist Church and Co-Owner of Melson Roofing.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Tony Grant of Columbia

Her mother: Betty Coomer Melson of Columbia

1 daughter: Audrey Benham of Columbia

1 brother: Richie & wife Angie Melson of Columbia

1 sister: Rhonda &husband David Begley of Coburg

Several nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends

 

Funeral service: Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Helm officiating

 

Burial: Shearer Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Thursday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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