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Obituaries Archives for 2022-08

ANN WAGGENER MELTON, 63, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Ann Waggener Melton, 63, of Columbia, KY died unexpectedly on Monday, August 29, 2022 at her daughter’s residence. in Louisville, KY. She was born February 7, 1959 in Adair County to the late Dan C. and Peggy Janes Waggener. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant grandchild, Bailey Fletcher.

 

Ann graduated from Adair County High School in 1977 and at the age of 17 started her political career which lasted for 38 years.  She was Deputy Clerk for the late Robert M. White, Deputy Clerk for Joyce C. Rodgers, elected County Clerk and served two terms and then was elected County Judge-Executive (being the first female to be elected County Judge) and served two terms. She was a member of Columbia-Union Presbyterian Church.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Gary Melton of Columbia

6 children: Brian (Cindy) Melton of Columbia, Stacy (Jackie) Cox, Kevin (Brian) Melton of Alexandria, Brian Fletcher of Columbia, Eric (Jennifer) Melton of Columbia, & Katie (Sarah Popp) Melton of Louisville

1 brother: Dan (Cindi) Waggener of Columbia

12 grandchildren: Tristan Reece, Madison McCloud, Meghan Wiggins, Madison Berczynski, Reagan Fletcher, Briley Melton, Payton Fletcher, Wesley Melton, Alivia Rowe, Emily Melton, Luke Melton, & Abigail Melton

3 great-grandchildren: Millie Reece, Rhett McCloud and Carter Choate

2 nephews: Will (Jordan) Waggener and Michael Waggener

Her grand-dog: Lily Melton Popp

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Shelley and Bro. Steve Pescosolido officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 1:00 P.M. Friday

 

Casket Bearers: Will Waggener, Michael Waggener, Luke Melton, Wesley Melton, Ron Melton, & Terry Melton
 

Honorary: Patty Nall, Donna Hancock, Amanda Pepper, & Sherri Crawhorn

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

BETTY CORINE BEAN, 88, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Betty Corine Bean, 88, of Columbia, KY died Monday, August 29, 2022 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. She was born on June 24, 1934 in Breeding, KY to the late Ray and Delpha Margaret Coomer McKinney.
 
Mrs. Bean was a member of the Wells Chapel Baptist Church and attended Old Concord United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and friends.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband of 37 years: Wilma Davis Bean of Columbia, KY
2 children: Randolph Lewis (Ruth Ann) and Vonda Cowan McQueary both of Columbia, KY
2 step-children: Teresa Wilson (Tim) of Hobart, IN and David Bean (Leanna) of Joliet, IL
3 grandchildren: Nicholas Lewis, Jennifer Lewis and Leanna Franklin (Josh)
5 step-grandchildren: Ashley Prokopec, Jessica Wilson, Katelyn Wilson, Brandon Bean and Allison VanKley
4 great-grandchildren: Tanner Lewis, Tatum Lewis, Jayla Franklin and Jeren Franklin 
3 step-great-grandchildren
3 siblings: J.D. McKinney (Genette) of Breeding, KY, Pat Phipps (Codell) and Phyllis Burris both of Columbia, KY
Several nieces & nephews
 
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two siblings: Alfred McKinney and Ruby England.
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Pat Smith officiating 
 
Burial: Fudge Cemetery 
 
Visitation: Wednesday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Thursday morning until time for the service at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
Pallbearers: Nicholas Lewis, Josh Franklin, David Bean, Tanner Lewis, Tim Burris and Roger McKinney
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

LILLIE HENSLEY, 83, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Lillie Hensley, 83, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, August 28, 2022 at her residence. She was born December 18, 1938 in Pikeville, KY, the daughter of the late Berlin Chapman and Dolly Honaker Chapman.
 
She was a homemaker and member of Living Stone Church. 
 
SURVIVORS:
3 daughters: Mabel Hunt (Burgess) of Weber City, VA, Teresa Hunt (Darrell) of Russell Springs, KY, Anna Patrick (Steve) of Glasgow, KY and Yvonne Ray (Eddie) of Maryville, TN
3 sons: Harold Hunt of Russell Springs, KY, Donnie Hensley (Connie) of Columbia, KY, and Danny Hensley (Barb) of Kimper, KY
2 sisters: Vada Smith of Jamestown, KY and Ida Beam of Spruce Pine, NC
1 brother: Don Chapman of Kimper, KY
Special friend: Adarin Crew 
A host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren
 
In addition to her parents, Lillie was preceded in death by her husband, Roby Hensley Sr.; 2 sons: Roby Hensley Jr. and L.D. Hensley; 1 grandson, Chester Hunt; 6 brothers: Arnold Lee, Rush, Jeff, Leaman, Ben and Wade Chapman; a sister, Nancy Sue Anderson; and a daughter-in-law, Brenda Lee Hunt.
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Tim Bunch and Bro. Mark Jackson officiating
 
Visitation: Tuesday, August 30, 2022 from 5:00-9:00pmCT and Wednesday August 31, 2022 from 4:00-9:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home
 
Interment: Freedom Cemetery in Adair County, KY
 
Pallbearers: Anthony Wilson, Jordan Hunt, Steve Patrick Jr., Bobby Hensley, D.A. Hensley and Raul Ramirez
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

RONNIE CHAPMAN, 73, JAMESTOWN, KY


Ronnie O. Chapman, 73, of Jamestown, KY passed away Saturday, August 27, 2022 at Russell County Hospital. He was born in Russell Springs, KY on May 3, 1949, a son of the late Elizabeth (Ballenger) and Cordell Chapman.

Ronnie was a retired truck driver. He loved to fish, play guitar, listen to music, and his pets.

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Jacqueline Chapman of Jamestown, KY
1 daughter: April (Gary) Brown of Knifley, KY
1 son: Timothy (Diana) Chapman of Jamestown, KY
3 sisters: Wanda (Francis) Wethington of Russell Springs, KY; Cathy Grider and Lucy Sweigart both of Indiana
2 brothers: Rudy (Jenny) Chapman of Jamestown, KY and John (Jo) Chapman of Indiana
8 grandchildren
11 great grandchildren

Funeral Service: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Bobby Conner officiating

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

Burial: Bethel Cemetery in Jamestown, KY
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown is in charge of the arrangements.
 

BEVERLY FISHER, 65, LOUISVILLE, KY (FORMERLY OF COLUMBIA, KY)

 

Beverly Fisher, 65, formerly of Columbia, KY died Friday, August 26, 2022 at her son’s residence in Louisville. She was born August 15, 1957 in Adair County to the late George and Alice Baker Pendleton. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 5 brothers.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: James Fisher of Louisville, KY

3 sons: Troy Ford (Sandy) and Jayson Ford (Faye) both of Columbia, KY and Josh Fisher (Sammi) of Louisville, KY

1 brother: Emmit Pendleton of Columbia, KY

1 sister: Myrtle Smith of Brandenburg, KY

14 grandchildren: Tater Ford, Ashley Mullins, Kameron Ford, Timothy Mullins, Tavon Kermeen, Iesha Jones, Chasity Mullins, Candace Mullins, Brittany Joseph, Kayla Joseph, Blake Fisher, Dawson Fisher, Haley Fisher, Emma Fisher

11 great-grandchildren

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Ralph Foster officiating

 

Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 5:00 P.M. Wednesday

 

Casket Bearers:  Mark Foster, Chris Pendleton, Anthony Taylor, Nick Honaker, Chase Martin, Ed Dial

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

ELLA MAE JOHNSON, 70, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Ella Mae Johnson, 70, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at Fair Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation in Jamestown. She was born November 22, 1951 in Russell County, a daughter of the late Refus Dowell and Ada Mae Coffey Gentry.  
 
She was a Christian lady who attended Mt. Hope Separate Baptist Church. Ella was a devoted caretaker of her family. She was a good cook and loved to work in her flower garden. Ella found great joy being around her grandchildren.
 
SURVIVORS: 
Her husband: Phillip Johnson of Russell Springs
2 sons: Lance Johnson and Jason Johnson both of Russell Springs
1 daughter: Angela Adkins of Russell Springs
2 sisters: Judy Campbell of Columbia and Joan Shaw of Edmonton
5 grandchildren: Tristan Adkins, Kassidy Johnson, Olivia Adkins, Justin Adkins and Aaron Johnson
 
Along with her parents, Ella was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Gentry; her sister, Wanda Rhoten; and her son-in-law, Lawrence Adkins.
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Brown and Bro. Bobby Conner officiating
 
Interment: Clear Springs Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 12:00pmCT on Sunday
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clear Springs Cemetery Fund in c/o Mike Foley, 628 W. West Wilson Road, Russell Springs, KY 42642.
 
Pallbearers: Lance Johnson, Justin Adkins, Aaron Johnson, Tristan Adkins, Larry Johnson and Blake Miller.
 
Ella’s arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

BARBARA ENGLAND, 74, LOUISVILLE, KY (FORMERLY OF COLUMBIA, KY)

 

Barbara England, 74, of Louisville, KY, formerly of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, August 24, 2022 in Louisville. She was born May 28, 1948, to the late Lee and Delcie Jessie England. 
 

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Bennett.
 

Barbara was a member of Columbia Baptist Church.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 brothers: Steve England of Louisville and Doug Sneed of Maine

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral service: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Johnson officiating

 

Burial: Leatherwood Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 9:00 A.M. Wednesday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

JOHN DAVID RIGNEY, SR., 97, COLUMBIA, KY


John David Rigney, Sr., 97, of Columbia, KY passed away on Wednesday, the 24th day of August, 2022. Born in Ashland, Illinois, he was the son of John M. Rigney and Maddie Grant Rigney.
 

Raised in Illinois and Central Kentucky, at 18 he joined the United States Army Air Corp and served from 1942 to 1945 with most of his duty performed in the Central Pacific Theater, and again for 17 months with the Army as a military policeman in 1947 and 1948. After his service in the army and a brief tenure at Lindsey Wilson College, he joined the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, later known as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association where he worked until his retirement in 1981. As a surveyor for the USC&GS and the land component of NOAA, he performed surveying services of the first order across the continental United States, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. His work and those of his associates was the most accurate of triangulation surveying,  the control points for other forms of land measures. Over his tenure with NOAA, he initially used instruments as basic as the theodolite, evolving to the advanced Global Positioning System receivers to measure angles and distances, and employed modes of transportation from horses to helicopters to access remote areas of the country. As a father and husband, he raised two sons while also frequently relocating his family across much of the continental United States in the service of his employer. He served his last few years at NOAA as the liaison to the state civil engineering departments and associations for Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan and the engineering colleges and universities in those states.

 

After his first retirement, he worked as a consultant for two engineering firms based in Louisville, KY and then Rockville, MD.  In this capacity he performed work for states and municipalities both domestically and abroad.  In these engagements, he was fortunate to work alongside his son, John David Rigney, Jr., who subsequently joined and served a career with the NOAA Corps, also as a surveyor. In 1992, he retired for the last time and settled in Columbia, KY. He was passionate about his work, loved to travel, and most who knew him would say he could spin a good yarn.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Bob Rigney (wife Nancy)

2 grandchildren: Abigail Rigney and Patrick Rigney

1 great-grand-daughter: Cedar VanParys Fortune

2 step-grandsons: Joseph Marinez and Michael Marinez

1 step-granddaughter: Katie Marinez

1 sister: Mary Fernandes

Daughter-in-law: Vicki Rigney

Long-time caregiver and friend: Connie Chapman

 

He was preceded in death by his son, John David Rigney, Jr.

 

Funeral Service: Monday, August 29, 2022 at 12:00pmCT at Grissom Martin Funeral Home in Columbia, KY

 

Visitation: After 10:30amCT on Monday 

 

Interment: Haven Hill Cemetery in Columbia with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097

 

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Salvation Army and may be left at the funeral home.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

VELMA ROOKS, 94, TAYLORSVILLE, INDIANA (ADAIR COUNTY NATIVE)

 
Velma F. Rooks, 94 of Taylorsville, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at Millers Merry Manor in Hope, Indiana. She was born May 11, 1928 in Columbia, KY, the daughter of Reverend C.G. Green and Mary Ella (Blaydes) Green.
 
Velma was a former member of Freedom Baptist Church in Columbia, KY for 14 years. She was currently a 64-year member of Edinburgh Separate Baptist Church where she had served as a Sunday School teacher. Velma enjoyed time with her family, attending church, reading her Bible, walks, and was a wonderful seamstress. 
 
Velma married James Raymond Rooks on December 23, 1944 and he preceded her in death on August 17, 2015. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jan Wagner; 3 brothers: David Green, Paul Green, and Joseph Green; and 4 sisters: Rachel McGaha, Annie Acree, Myrtie Green, and Flossie Campbell.
 
SURVIVORS: 
3 children: Ray E. Rooks (Dianne), Jim Rooks (Nancy) and Cathy Simmons (Brian)
1 son-in-law: John Wagner
9 grandchildren: Amy Thayer, Audrey (Phil) Westerfield, Ben (Michelle) Rooks, Adam (Jennifer) Rooks, Jill (Todd) Adams, Jayna (Brad) Brooks, Matthew (Sarah) Simmons, Beth (Cameron) McKinney, and Chris (Tammy) Morgan
25 great-grandchildren & 8 great-great grandchildren
2 brothers: James Green (Naomi) of Columbia, KY and Carl Green (Freda) of Louisville, KY
2 sisters: Mable Ruth Bryant and Eva Cooley both of Columbia, KY
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 1:00pmET at the Edinburgh Separate Baptist Church with Reverends Mark Polston, Danny Bailey, and Ken Green officiating
 
Visitation: Saturday from 11:00am-1:00pmET
 
Burial: Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Edinburgh Separate Baptist Church or to the Alzheimer's Association.
 
Arrangements made by Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh, Indiana.
 
This obituary is a courtesy to the family by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in Columbia, KY. 
 

IRENE NEWBY, 71, ADAIR COUNTY, KY


Irene L. Newby, 71, of the Crocus community of Adair County, KY died Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset. She was born July 8, 1951 to the late Samuel and Nina Iris Hunter Newby. 

 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Maxine Newby; a brother, Frank Newby; and a niece, Morasha Newby.

 

SURVIVORS

2 brothers: Marvin Newby (Maryetta) of Greensburg and Sam Newby, Jr., of Russell Springs

3 sisters: Patricia Newby of Columbia, Jeanna Newby Handley of Campbellsville, and Angela Newby Riley (Billy) of Columbia

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral service: Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Albert Taylor officiating

 

Burial: Holt Cemetery in Russell County

 

Visitation: After 11:00 A.M. Tuesday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

ALEX HILL, 32, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Alexander “Alex” Hill, 32, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at his home. He was born October 7, 1989 in Somerset. 

 

Alex worked with his dad, Curtis, in the family’s business, Hill’s Toilet Rental and Septic Service. Alex loved spending time with his woman, Bethany. He enjoyed playing with his two dogs, Bear and Hog, that he thought of as “his kids”. He loved driving his Dodge truck and leaving black smoke and tire marks behind.

 

SURVIVORS:

His parents: Curtis & Stacy Hill of Russell Springs

His mother: Karen Parker of Oklahoma

His life partner: Bethany McGowan of Russell Springs

1 brother: Trenton Hill of Russell Springs

1 sister: Chanenna Hill of Russell Springs

1 half-brother: Colton Boger of Russell Springs

Paternal grandmother: Faetta Hill of Jamestown

Maternal grandparents: Kathy Sullivan of Jamestown and Carlos Sullivan of Columbia

A host of aunts, uncles, cousins & friends

His beloved dogs: Bear & Hog

 

Alex was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, William Hill.

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 12:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Neff officiating

 

Interment: Dixon Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home

 

Pallbearers: Jackie Mann, Robert Walters, David Wooldridge, Chris Wooldridge, Nathan Ginn and Jason Green

 

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

SHARON HOPPER HART, 64, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Sharon Hopper Hart, 64, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Tristar Centennial Medial Center in Nashville, TN. She was born November 25, 1957 in Somerset, KY, the daughter of the late Olin & Zilpha (Wilson) Hopper.
 
Sharon was retired from Bruss North America where she worked as a machine operator. She was a homemaker and a member of Fairview Baptist Church. 
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Paul Hart of Russell Springs, KY
2 daughters: Summer Hart and Tabitha Castle (Neal), both of Russell Springs, KY
4 sisters: Marilyn Blair (Mike), Carolyn Burris (Mike), Cathy Hale, and Patricia Landers (Jeff), all of Russell Springs, KY
1 brother: Kenny Hopper (Pat) of Russell Springs, KY
2 grandchildren: William Trey Bryant and Kaylie Sage Bryant 
Several nieces & nephews
Other family members & friends
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Fairview Baptist Church, 2594 East Highway 80, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Bill Mullins officiating
 
Visitation: After 5:00pmCT on Wednesday at Fairview Baptist Church
 
Interment: Fairview Church Cemetery
 
Any expressions of sympathy are suggested to go to Wilson Funeral Home for funeral expenses.
 
Wilson Funeral Home in Russell Springs, KY is in charge of arrangements.
 

THELBERT DEAN RICHARDS, 89, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Thelbert Dean Richards, 89, of the Blair School House Community in Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, August 21, 2022. He was born November 30, 1932 in Russell Springs, the son of the late James Edward Richards and Beulah Coffey Richards.
 

Thelbert was a long-time member of the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church and a veteran of the United State Air Force, serving as an airplane mechanic in the Korean War. He enjoyed rebuilding cars and trucks, working at stock car races and playing Rook with friends and family. He was known for his infectious smile and whole-body laughs. He was a true blessing to know.

 

SURVIVORS:

His beloved wife of 67 years: Helen Holt Richards

1 son: Mitchell (Tracy) Richards of Russell Springs, KY

2 grandsons: Alex (Jessica) Richards of Richmond, KY and Drew (Alysa) Richards of Russell Springs, KY

4 great-grandchildren: Eli, Malachi, Tripp and Meredith Richards

1 brother: Carol Richards of Shepherdsville, KY

Niece: Lisa Smith of Russell Springs, KY

A host of nieces & nephews

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Nila Richards (Wilson) Antle.

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 2:00pmCT at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church with Bro. Charles Edwards and Bro. Bodie Emerson officiating

 

Burial: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with full military honors by the Russell County Honor Guard

 

Visitation: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 from 9:00am-2:00pmCT at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church

 

Pallbearers: Phillip Oakes, Barry Back, Larry Phelps, Orvis Grider, Robert Leach, Jackie Pyles, Ricky Egnew, and Jeff Hancock

 

Honorary Pallbearers: Brent Snow, Michael Selby, Steven Pierce, Dale Smith, and Ricky Barnes

 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Orvis Grider, 67 Glory Lane, Columbia, KY 42728 or to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42503.

 

Funeral arrangements for Mr. Thelbert Dean Richards are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com
 

CRAIG BRUNER, JR., 39, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Craig S. Bruner, Jr, 39, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Monday, August 15th, 2022 in Morehead, KY. He was born in Fort Sill, OK on May 23, 1983, a son of Barbara (Chase) Milsom, and Craig S. Bruner, Sr.

SURVIVORS:

His mother: Barbara Milsom
His father: Craig Bruner, Sr.
2 sisters: Brittany Bruner and Baylee Bruner
1 brother: Zackery Bruner

Care and cremation were chosen.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown is in charge of the arrangements.
 

LOWELL T. MILLER, 81, JAMESTOWN, KY


Lowell T. Miller, 81, of Jamestown, passed away Friday, August 19th, at Russell County Hospital. He was born in Jamestown, KY on November 16, 1940, a son of the late Pearlie (Burton) and Howard Miller.

Lowell was a retired city worker and farmer.

SURVIVORS:
His wife: Velma Pierce Miller of Jamestown, KY
1 son: Barry (Barbara) Miller of Russell Springs, KY
2 sisters: Lois Helm of Jamestown, KY and Luanne Phelps of Eubank, KY
2 brothers: Larry Miller and Lonnie Miller of Jamestown, KY
2 grandchildren, 1 step-grandchild, & 4 step-great-grandchildren

Graveside Service 1:30pmCT on Monday, August 22, 2022 at the Dixon Cemetery in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Roger Garner officiating

Visitation:11:00am-1:00pmCT on Monda at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY

 

PATRICK J. HOLT, 36, HARRODSBURG, KY (FORMERLY OF COLUMBIA, KY)


Patrick J. Holt, 36, of Harrodsburg, KY, formerly of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at his residence. He was born June 26, 1986 in Ft. Jackson, South Carolina.

 

Patrick was Manager at Cheddar’s in Danville.

 

SURVIVORS:

His parents: Ronnie and Twyla Burton Holt of Columbia and Carmen Sauerberg Holt of Harrodsburg

2 brothers: Matthew Holt of Gig Harbor, Washington and Garet Day of Columbia

His maternal grandmother: Ursula Schmitt of Germany

Several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 12:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Watson officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Saturday

 

Casket Bearers:  Garet Day, Mason Burton, Kyle Burton, Daniel Burton, David Wilson, Ben Holt

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

JOSEPH WAYNE "JOEY" CAMPBELL, 48, TOMPKINSVILLE (FORMERLY OF JAMESTOWN, KY)

 
Joseph Wayne “Joey” Campbell, 48, of Tompkinsville, KY and formerly of Jamestown, KY died Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at the Monroe Medical Center in Tompkinsville. He was born in Columbia, KY on May 18, 1974 to Jerry and Freda Grant Campbell of Jamestown, KY who survives.
 
Joey had a passion for farming and especially enjoyed rolling hay and just being out on the tractor. When he wasn’t farming he loved spending time with his family and friends.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Sarah Beth Carter Campbell of Tompkinsville, KY
His parents: Jerry & Freda Grant Campbell of Jamestown, KY 
1 son: Jacob Campbell (Jailyn) of Columbia, KY
2 grandsons: Jettson and Corbin Campbell
3 step-children: Aden, Crayli and Carter
1 brother: Kyle Campbell (Cheyenne Garner) of Jamestown, KY 
Several friends & other relatives
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Craig Trumbo officiating 
 
Burial: Campbell Cemetery  
 
Visitation: Saturday from 3:00-8:00pmCT and on Sunday morning until time for the service
 
Pallbearers: Mark Antle, Matt Brummett, Stephen Antle, Rodney Carter, Darrell Bradshaw and Josh Campbell.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

MARK HAMILTON REES, 59, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Mark Hamilton Rees, 59, died in his home in Columbia, KY on August 4, 2022. He was born in Key West, Florida in 1963. 
 

Mark always said he didn't want to live to be old and he wanted to die at home. Sadly for us, both these wishes came true.  


Mark served 30 years in the United States Navy and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. Mark was a weapons and ammunition inspection/ safety and fire control officer. He served in Afghanistan,and Kosovo and received  numerous medals and commendations  throughout his military career. Though he traveled all over the world with the Navy. He was happiest after settling in the hills of Kentucky.  Mark was a pretty special person. He loved animals and had a dry sense of humor. Mark was mechanically gifted, loved tinkering in his shop and  happily helped friends with all sorts of projects, and was a patient and generous teacher. He loved to weld, create horse shoe art, make beautiful wooden furniture, tinker in his shop, SCUBA dive, and hunt (altho after shooting his first couple deer admitted he'd rather watch them than shoot them). He also liked fishing and Appleseed competitive shooting, or just sitting on the front porch with his dogs, contemplating life.

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Anita Rees (Columbia, KY)

Mother-in-law: Florence Polens

Brother-in-law: Jared Polens

Sister-in-law: Rachel Polens

Aaunt: Joann Koester

Good friends: Larry Woodcock & Carson Lewis

4 heartbroken Rottweilers

Mark was preceded in death by both parents, Ellis Stratton Rees and Ruth Lundy Rees; aunt and uncle: Jim and Yolee Hester; cousins: Dan and Mark Koester; close friends: Charlie Skinner and Ray O'Dwyer.   


He was buried in a private ceremony in the Hill Cemetery next to his friend, Roger Fitch.   

Donations in Mark's memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Sugarfoot Farm Rescue or a charity of your choice.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements
 

CHARLES GLENN COOMER, 81, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Charles Glenn Coomer, 81, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, August 13, 2022 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY. He was born on May 30, 1941 in Adair County, KY to the late Herbert Jerome and Gladys Munday Coomer.
 
Glenn attended the United House of Prayer Church and enjoyed being outdoors, vegetable gardening and spending time with family and friends.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 5 brothers: Woodson, Maxie, John Wayne, Larry and Alton Coomer and a sister-in-law, Faye Coomer.
 
SURVIVORS
His wife: Annette Yarberry Coomer of Columbia, KY
1 son: Eric Coomer of Columbia, KY
1 grandson: Ethan Sampson Coomer of Columbia, KY
6 siblings: Selby Coomer (Shirley) of Mayfield, KY, Dalton Coomer, Darrell Coomer (Connie), Gary Coomer (Virginia), Loy Coomer (Rita) and Carolyn Coomer all of Columbia 
Several nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Don Taylor officiating
 
Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery
 
Visitation: Monday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and on Tuesday morning until time for the service 
 
Pallbearers: Jamie Yarberry, Anthony Shirley, Dexter Coomer, Cy Yarberry, Steve Wilcoxson and Jagger Shirley
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

ARLIN SCOTT, 83, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY (ADAIR COUNTY NATIVE)


Arlin J. Scott, 83, of Campbellsville, KY died Thursday, August 11, 2022 at Campbellsville Nursing and Rehab in Campbellsville, KY. He was born in Milltown, KY on January 16, 1939 to the late Frank and Annie Poff Scott.

 

Mr. Scott was of the Christian faith and an Honorary Kentucky Colonel.  He enjoyed golf, hunting, riding horses and watching all sports.

 

SURVIVORS:

4 children: Ricky Scott (Cozetta Thompson) of Campbellsville, KY, Troy Scott of Campbellsville, KY, Tammy Scott Harris (Jeff) of Arley, AL and Donna Kaye Scott Haswell (Steve) of Alvaton, KY

5 grandchildren: Jeffrey Scott, Eric Scott, Blake Haswell (Lanci), Tyler Harris and Sierra Scott

2 great-grandchildren: Nash and Sloan Haswell

1 brother: Larry Scott

Several nieces, nephews and cousins including a special cousin, Bobby Scott

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Blythe and her husband, Bill; a brother, David Scott; a daughter-in-law, Carol Scott; and a sister-in-law, Cindy Scott.

 

Funeral Service: Monday, August 15, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Pastor David Young officiating

 

Burial: Milltown Cemetery

 

Visitation: Monday after 10:00am at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Pallbearers: Jeffrey Scott, Eric Scott, Tyler Harris, Blake Haswell, Ricky Burton and Billy Wilson.  
 

SHERRY JEAN GASKIN, 69, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Sherry Jean Gaskin, 69, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2022. She was born on October 25, 1952 to the late Arlus and Opal Gaskin. 
 
She was a Baptist by faith. 
 
She was also preceded in death by 5 siblings: Wilma Ballinger, Danny Gaskin, Joe Gaskin, Bobby Gaskin and Glen Gaskin along with a stepson, Kenneth Asbury.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 brothers: her twin, Dean Gaskin & wife Gila and Howard Gaskin & wife Caroline
2 sisters: Shirley Carnahan and Joyce Withers 
5 stepchildren: Mary Belcher, Sarah Beard, JoAnn Crain, Clyde Asbury and Johnnie Asbury
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 11:00amCT (12:00pmET) at Schoppenhorst Underwood & Brooks Funeral Home in Shepherdsville, KY 
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Thursday 
 
Graveside Service: Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 1:30pmCT at the Kidd Cemetery in Greensburg
 
For more information concerning this obituary locally, contact Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home in Greensburg.  
 

JACKIE LAWLESS, 76, JAMESTOWN, KY


Jackie Lawless, 76, of Jamestown, KY passed away Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. She was born in Louisville, KY on January 31, 1946, a daughter of the late Wilma (Jackson) and Chester Hicks.

She was a retired teacher.

SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Clifford Lawless of Jamestown, KY
2 daughters: Lea Lawless and Caitlin (Jade) Robertson, both of Russell Springs, KY
1 son: Paul (Cindy) Lawless of Bowling Green, KY
2 brothers: Larry Hicks of Louisville, KY and Chester Hicks, Jr., of Rough River, KY
4 grandchildren: Alana, Alicia, Tate and Sawyer

2 great-grandchildren

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Gary Hicks.

Funeral Service: 2:00pmCT on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Jason Walters officiating

Visitation: 5:00pm-8:00pmCT on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel 

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

MARGIE GALE BRADSHAW, 59, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Margie Gale Bradshaw, 59, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Springview Hospital in Lebanon, KY. She was born in Adair County, KY on May 24, 1963 to the late Leon Bledsoe and Dorothy “Dottie” Key.
 
Margie enjoyed riding around the countryside, 4-wheeling and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.
 
SURVIVORS: 
Her husband: Bob Bradshaw of Columbia, KY
3 children: Joel Loy (Catherine), William Loy and Theresa Loy (Colby Bagby) all of Columbia, KY
3 grandchildren: Jolyne Loy, Kailan Parrott and Heidi Loy
4 siblings: Anthony Bledsoe, Crystal “Chrissy” Burris, Jennifer St. Andrew and Jessica Shearer
Several friends & other relatives
 
The family request private services with burial in the Cox Cemetery.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

CAROL ANN POWELL, 71, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Carol Ann Powell, 71, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022 at Summit Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Columbia. She was born December 16, 1950 in Columbia, a daughter of the late Otis Delmane and Mary Irene Atwood Powell. 
 

She was saved at a young age in the old Mt. Calvary Church. Carol enjoyed life. She would hostess poker games and loved to cook for and serve many people in town. After her mother passed, Carol worked to keep the family reunions going, keeping the family together. She was a member of the Ladies’ Auxillary for many years, was a foster parent for some time and coached a girls’ softball team. Carol loved music, dancing and singing karaoke.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 sons: Michael (and Tammy) Bray of Russell Springs, Bobby Bray (and Christy Rainwater) of Nancy, and Allen Polston (and Juanita Stephens) of Russell Springs

4 brothers: Danny Powell of Russell Springs, Dave (and Beverly) Powell of Columbia, Donald (and Erica) Powell of Tennessee, and Doyle Powell of Russell Springs

2 sisters: Lisa (and Mike) Daniel of Russell Springs and Brenda (and Marvin) Grider of Columbia

11 grandchildren: Taylor Bray, Travis Bray, Chase McFarland, Bethany Bray, Tyler Bray, Cheyenne Bray, Jon-Michael Bray, Zachary Parker, Allie Polston, Jake Polston and Adem “Peanut” Polston

Several great-grandchildren

A host of special nieces & nephews

Lots of friends

 

Funeral service: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Silverman officiating

 

Interment: Mt. Calvary Cemetery

 

Pallbearers: David Powell, Scotty Powell, James Grider, Jon-Michael Bray, Tyler Bray and Matt Poff.

 

Visitation: 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Bernard Funeral Home and after 8:00 a.m., on Wednesday

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mount Calvary Cemetery Fund.

 

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

 

TERRY BEA MORRIS, 60, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Terry Bea Morris, 60, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2022. She was born May 10, 1962 in Cincinnati, Ohio, a twin daughter born to the late Jerry Franklin Morris and Ruby Loisene McDonald Morris.  

 

Upon graduating high school in 1980, Terry was awarded a full scholarship to Berea College. Terry eventually transferred to Eastern Kentucky University and in 1986 graduated with a bachelor of business administration (BBA) with a specialty in computer information systems. She worked as an accounting clerk and administrative assistant at the University of Kentucky, in Lexington.  She had church families at University Heights, Jamestown and Patterson Chapel Churches of Christ. Terry was soft-spoken but very witty and at times very talkative. Terry was especially thoughtful and like to buy gifts for others. Terry had no children of her own but genuinely loved children.  She was an excellent cook much like her mother Ruby. Additionally, Terry enjoyed attending church, reading, spending time with friends and family and her twin sister, Sherry. Terry was a lover of both cats and dogs and is survived by her dog, Yoda who she helped to spoil immensely. 

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sisters: twin sister, Sherry Lea Morris of Russell Springs and Laurie (Craig) Johnson of Crittenden

2 brothers: Frank Morris of Florence and Jeffrey (Brittany) Morris of New Albany, Indiana

Her nieces & nephews: Adam (Athena) Riggs of Morningview, Samantha (John) Went of Dry Ridge, and Timothy Spirey-Barker

Aunts & uncles: Roxie MacDonald, Faye Thomas, Anna McDonald, Billy (Linda) McDonald, Sandra Kieser, Dennis (Gwen) McDonald, David (Lesa) McDonald, and Ann Chrusciel

Her great-nephew & great-nieces: Wesley, Virginia and Adilay

Many other family members

 

Besides her parents, Terry was preceded in death by her aunt, Imogene Callaghan, and her uncles: James “JC” McDonald, Donald Thomas and Charlie Kieser.

 

Interment will be private.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bernard Funeral Home, P.O. Box 308, Russell Springs, KY 42642 indicating it is to be applied to the account of Terry Morris.

 

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

 

OTIS DUTTON, 90, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Otis Dutton, 90, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Friday, August 5, 2022 at Russell County Hospital. Born on September 1, 1931 in Russell Springs, he was the only child of the late Samuel Vance and Alma Ruth Cooper Dutton. 
 

Otis was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time antiquing.  He was a serious UK Wildcat fan, and all his family knew not to bother him during the UK ballgames. Otis was also a well-known croquet player who won many championships, both locally and nationally. He was a member of the Salem United Baptist Church and had served proudly as a deacon since 2008. Many people knew Otis as the former proprietor of Dutton’s Bait Shop and later, Dutton’s Shoes.  


SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Jennifer Lynn Johnson of Nicholasville

6 grandchildren: Danny Allen Johnson, Christopher Vance Johnson, Amanda Renee Weston, Jonathan Otis Johnson, and Hillary Elaine Johnson

9 great-grandchildren

3 great-great-grandchildren

Close family friend: Diane Hainey of Russell Springs

 

In addition to his parents, Otis was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lois Marie Dutton, who passed away March 11, 2018; two sons: Cliff Otis Dutton and Jeffrey Lane Dutton; a daughter, Melody Irene Coffey; and a grandson, Jeffrey Lane Dutton, Jr.

 

Funeral service: 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Salem United Baptist Church with Bro. Larold Gosser and Bro. Ben Hammond officiating
 

Burial: Salem Cemetery

 

Visitation: 5:00 to 8:00 PM Monday, August 8, 2022 at Bernard Funeral Home and after 9:00 AM Tuesday at the church

 

Pallbearers: Danny Allen Johnson, Paul Coffey, Vance Johnson, Drake Johnson, Jonathan Johnson, and Isaac Johnson. 

 

Honorary pallbearers: Ryan Johnson, Caleb Johnson, and Vinger Bennett.

 

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

IRENE TUTTLE-ILUSAK, 84, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Irene Tuttle-Ilusak, 84, of Columbia, KY passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022 at her home. She was born November 5, 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio, a daughter of the late Drew and Mabel Irene Roflow Michael.  
 
She loved being outdoors and birdwatching. Irene enjoyed dancing, working with ceramics and working puzzles. She loved her little dog and companion, Emily.
 
Besides her parents, Irene was preceded in death by 2 sons: William David Cook and Joseph Brentley Cook and a brother, Ronnie Michael.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: James Brian (Vikky) Cook of Orlando, Florida and Jeffrey Blaine (Debra) Cook of New Port Richey, Florida
2 daughters: Mickie Lynn (Michael) Riddel of New Port Richey, Florida and Joy Brenda McFarland of Columbia, KY
7 grandchildren: Mechelle McFarland, Tara Moore, David Adams, Austin Riddel, Josh Cook, Jessica Cook-Espreo, and Brandon Cook
14 great-grandchildren & 1 great-great-grandchild
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 5:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Dennis Price officiating
 
Visitation: After 4:00pmCT on Saturday
 
Irene’s arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfunerahome.com.
 

APRIL MURRAY, 41, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
April Murray, 41, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Norton Hospital in Louisville, KY. She was born in Somerset, KY on April 14, 1981, a daughter of Chestelene (Hammond) and Aubrey Popplewell of Jamestown, KY.
 
April was a homemaker.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Kenna Murray of Russell Springs, KY
Her parents: Aubrey and Chestelene Popplewell of Jamestown, KY 
1 daughter: Aubree Murray of Russell Springs, KY
1 son: Brian Murray of Russell Springs, KY
1 brother: Matthew Popplewell of Jamestown, KY
Many aunts, uncles & cousins
 
Funeral Service: Monday, August 8, 2022 at 12:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Larry Crenshaw and Bro. Ronald de Robles officiating
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Monday
 
Interment: Murray Cemetery in Jamestown, KY
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
 

CHRIS "APPLE JACK" APPLEBY, 46, COLUMBIA, KY


Chris "Apple Jack" Appleby, 46, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, August 4, 2022 at his home. He was born on November 30, 1975 in Columbia, KY to the late Frank and Janice Thompson Appleby.

 

Chris enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, being outdoors and spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS

His wife: Jennifer Coffey Appleby of Columbia, KY

2 children: Samantha and Zachary Appleby of Columbia, KY

1 sister: Angelina Grider (Adam) of Columbia, KY

Father-in-law: Bobby Coffey (Beverly) of Columbia, KY

Mother-in-law: Nancy Abernathy (Jeff) of Columbia, KY

3 nephews: Landyon Grider, Austin Kinnett and Jayden Foster

Special K-9 friend: “Gunner”

 

Funeral Service: Monday, August 8, 2022 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Craig Trumbo officiating

 

Burial: Loy Cemetery

 

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

 

Pallbearers: Clint Maggard, Matt Brummett, Carl Jones, Lonnie Parrigin, Mac Wright and Peanut Gilbert. 
 

Honorary Pallbearers: Buddy Karnes, Bubba Coffey, Henny Coffey, Chandler Bennett, Glen Murphy, Greg Thrasher and Glenn Yoder.

 

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

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

 

MARGARET GOSSER, 86, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Margaret H. Gosser, 86, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, August 1, 2022 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY. She was born in Russell Springs, KY on November 27, 1935, a daughter of the late Effie (Chrisman) and Herbert Blair.

SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Becky (Marvin) Wilson of Russell Spring, KY
2 sons: Dennis (Katherine) Gosser of Jamestown, KY and Gary (Donna) Gosser of Russell Springs, KY
1 sister: Sue Blair of Ohio
1 brother: Kenneth Blair of Russell Springs, KY

2 grandchildren: Ashley Merritt and Andrew Wilson

3 great-grandchildren: Levi Wilson, Blake Wilson, and Millie Merritt (and one on the way)

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Russell Gosser; 3 brothers: Ortis, Harold and Bobby Blair; 2 sisters: Kathyrn Mason and Alice Tarter; and a step-granddaughter, Holly Johnson.

Services were private.

 

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

 

DELOIS HARMON STAPLETON, 80, COLUMBIA, KY


Delois Harmon Stapleton, 80, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Campbellsville Nursing and Rehab in Campbellsville, KY.  She was born on September 20, 1941 in Adair County, KY to the late Marvin and Reeda Cook Harmon. 

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Stapleton.

 

Mrs. Stapleton enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: Peggy Dudgeon (Billy) of Campbellsville, KY, Roger Stapleton of Columbia, KY and Harold Stapleton (Sherri) of Russell Springs, KY

4 grandchildren: April Dudgeon, Megan Bailey (James), Skylar Stapleton (Kaitlyn) and Liley Stapleton

2 chosen grandchildren: Lisa Newton and Teresa Matthews

1 great-grandchild: Garner Stapleton 

Her life-long special friend: Marvina King

1 sister-in-law: Della Jean Harmon

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Ed Joe, Elvin “Buddy” and Jerry Harmon.

 

Funeral service: Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

JAMES RUSSELL "JIM" HAMLETT, JR., 64, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


James Russell “Jim” Hamlett, Jr., 64, of Russell Springs, KY and a native of Mount Washington, KY passed away on Wednesday August 3, 2022 at the Russell County Hospital. He was born in Louisville, KY on September 18, 1957, a son of the late James Russell, Sr. and Barbara Curtsinger Hamlett. 
 

He married Grace Beeson on May 22, 1982 in West Beauchel and the two had hardly left the other’s side in the 40 years since. Jim was a technical and computer genius; he loved carpentry work and could fix about anything in his shop behind the house. He loved to fish and he loved his church, Russell Springs Christian Church. Jim was an avid musician and could play the banjo, mandolin, guitar; anything with strings. Jim was a true “good ole country boy” and was proud to be an American; "if it was broke, he fixed it, if it needed to be done, it was done".


SURVIVORS:

His wife: Grace Hamlett 

4 children: Michael (and Michelle) Jacobs, Margie (and Elton) Cole, Becky Jacobs and Bryan Jacobs

1 brother: Thomas Hamlett

1 sister: Theresa Hamlett

13 grandchildren: Abigail Jacobs, Bradley Jacobs, Aubree Jacobs, Joshua Liner, Christian Liner, Alexandrea (and Jamie) Budd, Joseph (and Amber) Riddle, Whitney Riddle, Timothy Lee Jacobs, II, Imyia Jacobs, Seth Jacobs, Logan Jacobs and Kayla Jacobs

Several great-grandchildren

Many nieces & nephews

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Lee Jacobs.

 

Funeral service: Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 3:00pmCT at the Russell Springs Christian Church with Bro. Donnie Emerson officiating


Visitation: Sunday, after 1:30pmCT at Russell Springs Christian Church

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bernard Funeral Home, P.O. Box 308, Russell Springs, KY 42642, to help his family offset funeral expenses.

 

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

SAMMY SEXTON, 80, LOUISVILLE, KY (ADAIR COUNTY NATIVE)

 

Sammy B. Sexton, 80, of Louisville, KY passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. He was born on April 3, 1942 in Adair county, KY to the late Loren and Edna (Compton) Sexton.

 

Sammy was a retired Stone Mason of 30 years and a member of Shively-Lewis-Parkland Lodge #951 for over 55 years. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandpa. Sammy will be deeply missed by all who had the honor of knowing him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bobbie Sexton and a sister, Nancy Hagan.

SURVIVORS:

His wife of 62 years: Mary Laverne Sexton

1 daughter: Monica Lynn (Lynn) Pierce

1 son: Samuel Wayne Sexton

4 grandchildren: Megan (Patrick) Maines, Erin (Aaron) Sullivan, Matthew Sexton, & Brittany Sexton

3 great-grandchildren: Bradley Maines, Madison Maines, & Callie Maines

A host of extended family & friends 


The family requests that contributions in Sammy’s memory be made to Hosparus.

 

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

 

CHARLETTE ANN "BROWNIE" ALLEN, 76, ROLEY, KY

 

Charlette Ann “Brownie” Allen, 76, of Roley, KY passed away on Monday, August 1, 2022 at her home after a lengthy illness. Born in Tuscon, Arizona on July 19, 1946 to the late Fred and Rena Frances (Collins) Whittington.

 

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and attended Whites Ridge General Baptist Church. Mrs. Allen or "Brownie" as she preferred, was the head housekeeper at Lindsey Wilson College for over 23 years before retiring. She was a mother first and foremost, and absolutely cherished the time she had with her family.

 

SURVIVORS:
5 children: Tommy Key & wife Kathy of Sano, Timmy Key of Punta Gorda, Florida, Scott Key of Mannsville, Lisa Pinkston & companion Terry Hancock of Jamestown, and Troy Key of Roley
1 brother she raised as a son: Chester Whittington & companion Becky Franklin of Knifley
Former spouse & friend: Tom Key, Sr.
18 grandchildren & 16 great-grandchildren
1 sister-in-law: Claire Ellis of Campbellsville
Close friends: Mary Ann Parker, Amy Burton, Hope and Bill Epperson, Pam Vance, Rita Neat, and Geanie Colvin
All of the Ellis & Dorman families
Her Lindsey Wilson friends & family
A host of other family members & friends
 
FUNERAL SERVICE: Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 11:00amET (10:00amCT) at Whites Ridge General Baptist Church, 600 Speck Ridge Rd, Elkhorn, KY
 
BURIAL: Roley Cemetery in Adair County
 
VISITATION: Wednesday from 5:00-8:00pmET (4:00pm-7:00pmCT) at L.R. Petty Funeral Home
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

SUE CRAVENS STIVERS, 86, COLUMBIA, KY


Sue Cravens Stivers, 86, of Columbia, KY died Monday, August 1, 2022 at Signature Healthcare in Columbia, KY. She was born on June 8, 1936 in the Webbs Cross Roads Community of Russell County, KY to the late Jason Everett and Zellah Cunningham Cravens.

 

Ms. Stivers attended Campbellsville College and then received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Kentucky and Masters Degree from George Washington University. For 43 years Ms. Stivers had a successful career with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, College of Agriculture as a County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences. In 1957, she became the first ever Extension Agent in Cumberland County, Kentucky. She continued her career joining the Adair County Extension Office in 1966. For the next 34 years she worked tirelessly serving Columbia-Adair County. During her years of employment, she received numerous professional awards at the local, state, and national level.

 

Throughout her life, Ms. Stivers was extremely active in her church, community, and professional organizations. She was a long-time member of Columbia Baptist Church serving as a Sunday School Teacher for high school students and retired women. She was the founder of the Miss Lake Cumberland Scholarship Pageant (a preliminary to the Miss Kentucky and Miss American Pageant), where she served as Executive Director for 24 years. She was the first recipient of the “Outstanding Woman of the Year” given by the Jaycees and named the “Outstanding Volunteer” in Adair County by the Chamber of Commerce. 

 

After retirement with the Extension Service, Ms. Stivers continued to dedicate her life to her community, serving as the Executive Director of the Adair County Chamber of Commerce, the Adair County Tourism Commission Director, and the Economic Development Authority Director. She was very active with Lindsey Wilson College and served on the Board of Trustees from 1992 to present. At LWC she was named an Honorary Alumna and awarded with an Honorary Doctorate Degree. She remained active with her alma mater and was named to the University of Kentucky Hall of Fame. 

 

Ms. Stivers enjoyed time spent with the Adair County Homemakers, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Relay for Life, and the Order of the Eastern Star. 

 

SURVIVORS:

Her nieces & nephews: Susan Peck (John) and Melissa Giles (Dr. Chuck) both of Columbia, KY, Robin Sue Mercer of Athens, GA, Melanie Brannon of Augusta, GA, Richard Scott Cravens of Columbus, GA and Dean Andrews of Panama City, FL

2 brothers-in-law: Eldridge Richards of Jamestown, KY and Morris Andrews of Royston, GA

Several great nieces & nephews

Many other friends & relatives

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters: Edith Mazelle Andrews and Elizabeth Ann Richards and 3 brothers: Lt. Col. James O. Cravens, Adrian O. Cravens and Leland V. Cravens.

 

Funeral Service: Friday, August 5, 2022 at 5:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with

 

Burial: Poplar Grove Cemetery in Russell County, KY

 

Visitation: Friday from 1:00pm-5:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Family members will serve as pallbearers with honorary pallbearers being Deacons from Columbia Baptist Church.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sue Cravens Stivers Endowment Fund at Lindsey Wilson College, to the Poplar Grove Cemetery Fund at 4562 West Hwy 76, Russell Springs, KY 42642, or to Columbia Baptist Church and can be left at the funeral home.
 

JONICA MORAN, 64, SOMERSET, KY

 
Jonica Moran, 64, of Somerset, KY passed away Sunday, July 31, 2022 at her residence. She was born October 28, 1957 in Reading, Ohio, the daughter of the late George and Janna Kelsey Moran.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jennifer Moran.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 aunts: Joy Johnson of Monticello, KY, Vida Kelsey of Somerset, KY, and Alta Zimmerman of Russell Springs, KY
2 uncles: Phillip Moran Somerset, KY and Roger Moran of Center Point, Indiana
 
Funeral Service: Friday, August 5, 2022 at 12:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Garlin Wilson officiating
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Friday at Wilson Funeral Home
 
Interment: Coffey’s Chapel Community Church Cemetery in Eli
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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