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Obituaries Archives for 2022-12

ANN SLAYTON GOFF, 90, LOUISVILLE, KY

 
Ann Slayton Goff, 90, of Louisville, KY went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Baptist Health Louisville.
 
Ann was a former employee of Georgetown Manor Nursing Home for many years and a minister’s wife.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. James “Jim” W. Goff; her parents, Elie and Myrtle Gore Slayton; and by 13 brothers & sisters.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Cindy (Milford) Blaydes of Louisville
1 son: Rick (Jo) Goff of Prospect
3 grandchildren: Kristie (Derrick) Payne, Scott Goff and Michael Blaydes
3 great-grandchildren: Bailey, Brooke and Brevin Payne 
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 2:00pmET at Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia, KY with Bro. Troy Grider officiating
 
Burial: Mt. Zion Cemetery in Hart County 
 
Visitation: Tuesday, January 3, 2023 from 4:00pm-8:00pmET at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Hwy. in Louisville, KY and Wednesday after 11:00amET at Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia, KY
 
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to: Separate Baptist Missions Inc, 10550 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY 42728 OR to Gideons International, PO Box 25, Hodgenville, KY 42748.
 
Condolences may be expressed at dixon-rogers.com.
 
This obituary is a courtesy to the family by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 

PHILLIP RAY HOSACK, 52, NANCY, KY

 
Phillip Ray Hosack, 52, of Nancy, KY passed away on Friday, December 30, 2022 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. He was born September 22, 1970 in Dayton, Ohio. 
 
He had worked for Hinkle Contracting for over 18 years. When he wasn’t working, Phillip could be found at home. He loved being at his cabin and loved the water. He enjoyed boating and loved to cook.
 
Phillip was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Timothy Wayne Hosack and Richard Lee James; a sister, Kathey Caroll; and his grandmother, Madonna Sue LeMaster Hawkins.
 
SURVIVORS:
His mother: Barbara Kay (Raymond) James of Russell Springs
His fiancé: Kim Graham of Nancy 
1 brother: William Curtis (Lynn) LeMaster of Madisonville
2 step-sons: Jacob Graham and Caleb Graham of Science Hill and Phillip Muhler of Russell Springs
2 step-daughters: Megan Brockman of Russell Springs and Alisha Pace of Columbia
Brother-in-law: Del Caroll of Wilmington, Ohio
Sisters-in-law: Gretchen James of Wilmington, Ohio and Ramona Hosack of Russell Springs 
1 step-brother: James Reed, of Florida
1 step-sister: Sue Huseman of Florence
Close friends: Tommy, Anthony, Beth and Susie
His grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of “in-laws”
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 10:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home 
 
Burial: Beech Grove Methodist Church Cemetery in Science Hill
 
Visitation: Monday, January 2, 2023 from 5:00pmCT-8:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Arrangements for Phillip Ray Hosack have been entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

KENNETH CORBIN, 88, RAMSEY, IN (ADAIR COUNTY NATIVE)

 

Kenneth Corbin, 88, formerly of Ramsey, Indiana (a native of Adair County, KY) passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2022. He was born to Paul Wesley Corbin and Sallie Jane Corbin (Crawhorn) in Columbia, KY on July 26, 1934.

 

Kenneth was a member of Lincoln Hills Christian Church and a Mason with Shively-Lewis-Parkland Lodge #951.

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jean Corbin and a daughter, Joyce and son, Tony Corbin.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Tammie Brettschneider (Bill)

Daughter-in-law: Kathy Corbin

4 grandchildren: Jacqueline & Erika Corbin and Olivia & Josh Brettschneider

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 6:30pmCT at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey, IN with Masonic Rites at 6:00pmCT

 

Burial: Friday, December 30, 2022 at 11:00amCT at Haven Hill Cemetery in Adair County, KY

 

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Swarens Funeral Home 

 

This obituary information is a courtesy of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in Columbia, KY.

 

MILTON LEWIS, JR., 78, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Milton Lewis, Jr., 78, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at 9:05 P.M. at his home. He was born September 2, 1944 in Manchester, KY to the late Milton and Carrie Parks Lewis.  

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Lewis.

 

Milton was a member of Ely Lodge F&AM 424 and retired from  Ford Motor Company.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Charlotte Feltner Lewis of Columbia

2 sons: Sammy Lewis and Dan Lewis both of Ohio

1 step-daughter: Shannon Blair of London

3 sisters: Joy Perry of Manchester, Shelia White and Rita Harris both of London

4 grandchildren: Andrew, Mason and David Lewis, Brooklyn Blair

Several other relatives & friends

 

Mr. Lewis requested Cremation and no services are planned.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 
 
 
 

BRENDA DREYER, 74, BREEDING, KY

 

Brenda F. Dreyer, 74, of Breeding, KY passed away on December 26, 2022 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, KY. She was born in Scottsburg, IN on June 14, 1948 and was raised in New Albany, IN.

 

Brenda retired from the U.S. Census Bureau in Jeffersonville, IN. She loved the beach, spending time outdoors, working in the yard, her garden, and canning. She also enjoyed quilting and crafting.

 

Brenda was preceded in death by her mother, Juanita Mercer; her father, Kenneth Wells; and her stepfather, William Mercer.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband of 58 years: David Dreyer of Breeding, KY

2 daughters: Missi Jackson (Byron) of Georgetown, IN and Marci Dreyer of New Albany, IN

2 grandchildren: Baylea Sorto (Daniel) of Colorado Springs, CO and Jacob Jackson of New Albany, IN

1 great-granddaughter: Lilah

1 sister: Patricia Wells (Glenn) of New Salisbury, IN

Several nieces and nephews

Her little Yorkie: Lulu

 

Brenda's wish was to be cremated and a private celebration of life will be held by the family.

 

Memorial contributions in Brenda's memory may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

 

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

 

LACY LEE GRANT, 51, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Lacy Lee Grant, 51, of Columbia, KY, son of Pam Whittle Grant and the late Johnny Lee Grant, was born on December 5, 1971. He departed this life on Monday, December 26, 2022 in Burkesville, KY. 
 
Lacy was a former employee of Fruit of the Loom.
 
SURVIVORS:
His mother: Pam Whittle Grant
2 daughters and a son-in-law: Madison Grant and Kenzie & Trenton Hadley of Columbia
3 sons and a daughter-in-law: Jonathan & Mariah Grant, Garrett Grant, and Jalen Hadley all of Columbia
6 grandchildren
1 sister & brother-in-law: Amanda Grant Abbott & husband Delbert of Columbia
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 12:00pmCT at the Glensfork Church of Good News
 
Burial: Grant-Morrison Cemetery in Adair County
 
Visitation: Wednesday from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and Thursday after 7:00amCT at the church
 
Gupton-Landrum Funeral Home in Greensburg is in charge of the arrangements.
 

CAROL KEYS, 84, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Carol Keys, 84, of Columbia, KY died December 23, 2022 at Summit Manor Health & Rehab in Columbia. She was born March 1, 1938 in Lansing, Michigan to the late John Howard Kelly, Sr. and Mary Ruth Logan Kelly. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Keys on December 3, 2022; a son, Micky Loy; and 3 sisters: Joy Kelly, Billie Gahan and Alice Tyree.

 

She was a member of Columbia Baptist Church, a former Social Worker and employed at First National Bank in Columbia for several years.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Howard Loy of Columbia

1 daughter: Jeanna Gonzales of Shelbyville

4 step-daughters: Jeanie Abston and Patsy Dampier both of Columbia, Terri Keys and Debbie Keys both of Peru, New York

3 brothers: Charles Kelly of Utah, John Kelly, Jr. (Sally) of Virginia, and Eager Kelly (Clara) of Oregon

2 sisters: Vickie Alexander (Bob) of Texas and Betty Dean (Alan) of Virginia

1 brother-in-law: Bill Tyree of North Carolina

8 grandchildren: Chris Loy of Russell Springs, Billie Foley of Columbia, Christy Loy of Bowling Green, Kyle Loy of Russell Springs, Trinity Gonzales of Louisville, Jacob Gonzales of Bowling Green, Katie Carroll of Bowling Green, and Brandi Ashmore of Huntsville, Alabama

6 step-grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 5 step-great-grandchildren

A host of nieces, nephews, & other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, January 4, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Johnson officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 4, 2022

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

LOU ELLEN STREEVAL, 59, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Lou Ellen Streeval, 59, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at her home after an illness. She was born November 29, 1963 in Glasgow, KY to the late Finis and Lilyvene Franklin Crawhorn.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Joe, Junior and Larry Crawhorn and 6 sisters: Lil Loy, Rosie Kaminski, Diane Harmon, Charlene, Darlene and Carolyn Crawhorn.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Rachel Colliins (Jason) of Columbia

3 sons: Jerry “Bubby” Streeval (Edith) of Columbia, Randy Streeval (Sonya) of Park City, Josh Streeval (Krysten) of Campbellsville

1 brother: Charlie Crawhorn of Columbia

3 sisters: Carrie Rowe of Chicago, Illinois, Ruby Sneed of Columbia, Lou Burton of Campbellsville

17 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren

Several nieces & nephews, including a special niece, Jacklyn Oprzedek

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Jason Collins officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Thursday

 

Casket Bearers: Jason Collins, Jerry Streeval, Randy Streeval, Josh Streeval, Jacob Estes, Keith Streeval

 

Honorary: Danny Sneed, Matthew Streeval, Zachary Streeval, Anthony Taylor, Walter Janes

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

PHILLIP ALBERT RINKE, 85, PENSACOLA, FLORIDA

 

Phillip Albert Rinke, 85, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 26, 2022 at Covenant Care Sacred Heart in Pensacola, FL after a lengthy battle with heart and kidney failure. He was born on September 25, 1937 in Little Rock, AR, a son of the late Bruno Albert Rinke and Callie Mae Phillips Rinke.

 

Lovingly known as Phil, Dad, and Papaw, he was a most cherished husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, dear friend to many, and devoted follower of Christ. He grew up in Little Rock, AR and after high school, he served in the National Guard for several years. He was always one to take on a new adventure throughout his life and moved his family to southern California in 1965. He went to work for an engineering company specializing in pollution control and quickly moved up the corporate ladder. A few years later, he partnered with a fellow engineer in a start-up company as the national sales manager and built a very successful pollution control equipment company. When the company sold, Phil continued his role as national sales manager until he retired at 75. In this role, he was able to choose where to live and in 1981 decided to return to his roots in Little Rock, AR. He then met his soulmate and love of his life, Barbara, and moved to Hot Springs, AR where they enjoyed life to the fullest becoming very involved in their church community. Throughout his life, he played as hard as he worked, whether it be camping, boating, water or snow skiing, snowmobiling, dirt bike riding, golfing, playing pickle ball, or touring the country he loved in one of he and Barbara’s several motor homes. Always extremely dedicated to whatever he did, Phil was a hard worker and extremely devoted to his family and faith. He had uncompromising values and integrity. He was so young at heart, loved by many for his infectious grin and love of laughter. Phil treated everybody with kindness and respect. He will be missed dearly by many friends, his family, and especially his loving wife who took exceptional care of him the last 4 years. We know you are restored and in your saviors’ arms.

 

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a sister, Caroline Rose Rinke Clay.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife of 34 years: Barbara Rinke

3 children: Teri (Dave) Freiwald, Robert (Abby) Rinke, and Leslie Wilson

5 grandchildren: Lauren (Bobby) Meeks, Lane Freiwald, Amanda (Seth) Pinkerton, Rhys Phillip (Mackenzie) Rinke, and Bailey Rinke (David)

5 great-grandchildren: Kylie, Kash, Emma Rhys, Ryann, and Rowan

Niece: Beth (Randy) Allison

Nephew: Larry (Crystal) Clay

Many grand and great-grand nieces & nephews

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 10:00amCT at Caruth Village Funeral Home, 4623 N. Hwy 7, Hot Springs Village, AR

 

Graveside Service: Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 10:00amCT at Haven Hill Cemetery, Hwy 206, Columbia, KY 

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to My Wish Program at Covenant Hospice Foundation, 5041 N. 12th Ave., Pensacola, FL 32504.

 

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is In charge of local arrangements.

 

 

SHARON (GRANT) WARBIANY, 68, ALSIP, ILLINOIS

 

Sharon (Grant) Warbiany, 68, of Alsip, Illinois passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. She was born in Somerset, KY to the late Charles and Reva Rae (Hill) Grant.

 

Sharon spent her life caring for children as a nanny. She leaves behind a large extended family of children that she loved! In her spare time, she could be found doing arts and crafts, but her favorite thing was spending time with her family and attending family gatherings.

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Roger Grant (Susan).

 

SURVIVORS:

Her beloved husband of nearly 49 years: Leonard “Len” Warbiany

3 children: Shawn (Holly) Warbiany, Shannon (Joseph) Donato, and Phillip (Mary) Warbiany

5 grandchildren: Gianna Donato, Haleigh Donato, Jacob (Lauren) Warbiany, Ryley Warbiany and Chase Warbiany

Many loving nieces, nephews, & cousins

 

Funeral Service: Monday, January 2, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Doug Baldwin officiating

 

Interment: Dixon Cemetery in Jamestown, KY

 

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

 

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

 

BARBARA ANN JANES, 77, COLUMBIA, KY

 

 

Barbara Ann Janes, 77, of Columbia, KY passed away Monday, December 26, 2022 at her residence. She was born in Adair County on July 9, 1945 to the late Elzie and Ina Stotts Murphy. 

 

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Dillard Janes, and a daughter, Patricia Janes Stotts.

 

Mrs. Janes was a member of the Dunbar Hill Community Church.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Timmy Janes (Danielle Grover) of Franklin, IN

3 grandchildren: Bradley Stotts (Haley), Chris Stotts, and Jacob Stotts (Amber) all of Columbia, KY

3 step-grandchildren: Danny Ray Stotts II and David Stotts of Columbia, KY, and Aime Machlan of Franklin, IN

4 great-grandchildren

3 siblings: Carlos Murphy of Crown Point, IN, Donnie Murphy of Greensburg, KY, and Ceola Hill of Jamestown, KY

Son-in-law: Danny Ray Stotts of Columbia, KY

Several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends

 

Funeral Service: Friday, December 30, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Darrell Tucker officiating

 

Burial: Sparksville Baptist Church Cemetery

 

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

 

Pallbearers: Bradley Stotts, Chris Stotts, Jacob Stotts, Danny Stotts II, Barry Firkins and Tim Janes.

 

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

 

MICHAEL FOSTER, 28, KNIFLEY, KY


Michael Foster, 28, of the Knifley community of Adair County, KY died Sunday, December 25, 2022 at his home. He was born February 8, 1994 in Utica, New York. 
 

He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Foster; his mother, Carrie McClintock; and grandparents: Daniel Foster, Donald Graves and Patricia Abdallah.

 

Michael was a member of Knifley Area Volunteer Fire Department for several years and a CDL Driver for Amazon.

 

SURVIVORS:

His grandparents: Kenneth McClintock and Margaret Hance of Knifley

1 brother: Dakota Judd of Knifley

Several other relatives & friends

 

The family has chosen Cremation and will hold a Private Graveside service in the McClintock Family Cemetery.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

FREEMAN PAUL WEST, 75, COLUMBIA, KY


Freeman Paul West, 75, of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, December 25, 2022 at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia, KY. He was born in Danville, KY on April 19, 1947 to the late Paul and Lucille Ellis West.  

 

Mr. West was a member of the Columbia Christian Church and a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed shooting pool, listening to country music, bowling, University of Kentucky sports, vegetable gardening and spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Joyce Ann Carter West of Columbia, KY

4 children: Brad West and Brian West (Samantha) both of Columbia, KY, Amanda Denney of Somerset, KY and Adam P. West (Ashley) of Atlanta, GA

1 stepson: Dale M. Seaborn (Michelle) of Campbellsville, KY

Daughter-in-law: Sandy West of Las Vegas, NV

3 granddaughters: Ava, Kristina and Julep Rose West

2 great-grandchildren: Jolene and Kaliya West

6 step-grandchildren: Elizabeth and Kara Seaborn, Bryer and Brantlee McGuffin, and Bryce and Jeffrey Lucas

2 sisters: Nancy Ellis (Kelly) of Columbia, KY and Phyllis Gooden of Campbellsville, KY

Mother-in-law: Rebecca Melton of Columbia, KY

Several nieces, nephews, friends & other relatives

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Gary West and a brother, Richard West.  

 

Funeral service: Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery with full military honors provided by VFW Post 6097  

 

Visitation: Wednesday 4:00-8:00pmCT and Thursday morning at 

 

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

 

NORALEE HARRIS , 80, COLUMBIA, KY


Noralee Harris, 80, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, December 22, 2022 at Fair Oaks Health & Rehabilitation in Jamestown. She was born February 16, 1942 in London, KY to the late Ed and Jessie Warren Johnson.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Clark Harris on November 18, 2014 and two siblings: Eddie Johnson and Elizabeth Carnes. 
 

She was a member of Beulah Chapel Brethren in Christ Church.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: John Harris and James & wife Melissa Harris of Columbia

4 grandchildren: Josh, Jacob, Haylee and Samantha Harris

1 great-grandchild: River Lee Harris

1 sister: Mary Allen of Mt. Vernon

Sister-in-law: Margaret Johnson of London

Several other relatives & friends

 

Ms. Harris chose Cremation and a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Clifton Bennett and Bro. Zach Wood officiating.

 

The family will receive visitors after 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 31, 2022. 

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

SARA MARJORIE ANN SEXTON, 81, EDMONTON, KY

 

Sara Marjorie Ann Sexton, 81, of Edmonton, KY passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, KY. She was born in Niobrara, NE on February 8, 1941 to the late James Theadore and Sara Ann Neyens Muller.

 

Marjorie was a member of the Prices Creek Missionary Baptist Church and along with her husband, she was a member of the Mid-Kentucky Antique Car Club. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband of 61 years: Kenneth Sexton of Edmonton, KY

3 children: Delisa Sexton of Los Angeles, CA, Anita McCracken (Eric) of Louisville, KY and Duane “Buddy” Sexton of Mt. Washington, KY

9 grandchildren: John Dudley, Nathan McCracken, Rachel McCracken, Lydia McIntrye (Adam), Claudia McCracken, Erica McCracken, Isabella Sexton, Jordan Sexton, and Gerald Dudley

1 great-grandchild: Addison Coyle

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 7 siblings: James Theadore, Clayton Leo, Jake John, Howard Henry, Thomas Otto, and Frank Charles Muller and Mary Jo Closson.

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Prices Creek Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Jim Blair officiating

 

Burial: Bragg Cemetery

 

Visitation: Monday, January 2, 2023 from 3:00-7:00pmCT and Tuesday until 10:30amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

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

 

ROY R. LAWLESS, 73, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Roy R. Lawless, 73, of Jamestown, KY passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at Russell County Hospital. He was born in Jamestown, KY on August 14, 1949, a son of the late Fetna (Kimbler) and Elmer  Lawless.
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Rebecca Lawless and a brother, Dale Lawless.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Alice (York) Lawless of Jamestown, KY
1 son: Josh Lawless of Jamestown, KY
1 daughter: Amanda Ruiz of Russell Springs, KY
1 sister: Linda McGaha of Russell Springs, KY
7 grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 3:30pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY
 
Visitation: After 2:30pmCT on Thursday
 
Burial: Jamestown Cemetery 
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

DARRELL RUSSELL "BUDDY" GREEN, 86, COLUMBIA, KY


Darrell Russell “Buddy” Green, 86, of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at his residence. He was born on January 24, 1936 in Columbia, KY to the late Walter and Daisy Dewey Gadberry Green.
 

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Victoria “Vicky” Loy Greena and a brother, Charles Henry Green.

 

Mr. Green was a member of the Praise Assembly of God Church and a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was an active member of VFW Post 6097 and considered it an honor to help provide military honors for fallen veterans. 
 

Buddy was a righteous man who was a servant, a missionary to Mexico, and Ecuador. A deacon, elder, and a man who played guitar and sang in nursing homes to the shut ins until Covid hit. He did this in his 70s and 80s. He was an excellent caregiver to his wife who had Parkinson’s up until her death over ten years ago. He was at McDonald’s every morning at 5am, and there will be an empty spot this morning with the table of men who gather there.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: Terri Joiner (David) of Reno, Nevada, Bonnie Manning (Jeff) of Indian Harbour, FL, and Norman Green (Diane) of Louisville, KY

6 grandchildren: William Hatch (Rebecca), Robert Foster, Samuel Foster, Summer Fletcher (David), Aaron Joiner (Mary), and Ashley Joiner

3 step-grandchildren: Kelly Wilson (Derick), Sarah Smith (Steven), and Amanda Guess (Chris)

Several great-grandchildren

3 siblings: Allen Green of Columbia, KY, Walter Floyd Green (Beannie) of Glasgow, KY and Reedafaye Dykes of Louisville, KY

Sister-in-law: Alma Green of Columbia, KY

Several nieces & nephews

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro Wade Hughes and Bro. Bob McCann officiating

 

Burial: Loy Cemetery with military honors provided by VFW Post 6097

 

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

 

Pallbearers: William Hatch, Robert Foster, Samuel Foster, Aaron Joiner, Todd Green, and Dave Fletcher.
 

RUTH ELLEN OAKS STEPHENS, 84, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Ruth Ellen Oaks Stephens, 84, of Russell Springs, KY died Monday, December 19, 2022 at her home. She was born November 13, 1938, the daughter of the late Herb Oaks and Lillie Oaks.
 
Ruth was well-known for her culinary skills. She fed many over the years through her service in multiple restaurants before being hired by the Russell County Board of Education as a cook. Affectionally called "Ma Ruth" in the community, her homemade pies, rolls, and potato soup were the most often requested meals. She is also fondly remembered by her family for the large Sunday breakfasts she would prepare. She loved having her family gathered around her.
 
In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Milburn "Pete" Stephens; 2 sons: Clint and Greg Stephens; 3 siblings: Jack Oakes, Glen Oaks, and Darlene Ashford; and a daughter-in-law, Teresa Stephens.
 
SURVIVORS:  
2 daughters: Debbie (Danny) Mann and Missy Stephens of Russell Springs, KY
3 sons: Chris (Cindy) Stephens of New Boston, TX, Troy (Sylvia) Stephens and Wesley Stephens of Lexington, KY
11 grandchildren: Derek Mann, Jolene Mann, Adam Mann, Jared Stephens, Reneé (Wade) Daffron, Jennifer Stephens, Haylee Stephens, Myra Stephens, Emma Stephens, Sydney Stephens and Lillie Stephens
14 great-grandchildren & 12 great-great grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 12:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home in Russell Springs
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Wednesday
 
Interment: Bernard Cemetery
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

CHRIS HICKS, JR., 75, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Chris Hicks, Jr., 75, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, December 18, 2022 at Ephraim McDowell Medical Center in Danville. He was 75 born March 12, 1947 in Norfolk, Virginia, the son of the late Chris Ed, Sr. and Charlene Burke Hicks. 

 

Chris was a helpful, giving person who had a big heart. He was especially tenderhearted when it came to animals. He and a friend bought food for and fed countless stray cats in town. Chris could always make you laugh by kidding around and cracking jokes. 

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Christopher Hicks and John A. Hicks of Oklahoma

1 aunt: Betty Nabel of New York

Nephew: Jeffrey Hicks of Oregon

Special friend: June Brewster of Russell Springs

 

Along with his parents, Chris was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Sue Hicks.

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Proctor and Brentley Goodin officiating

 

Burial: Bradley’s Pleasure Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 12:00pmCT on Thursday

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Russell County Senior Center, 132 Brian Walters Drive, Russell Springs, KY 42642.

 

Arrangements for Chris Hicks, Jr. have been entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.

 

HERBERT LEE TURNER, 74, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Herbert Lee Turner, 74, of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, December 18, 2022 at T.J. Health Columbia. He was born on January 20, 1948 in Glasgow, KY to the late William and America Mae Daniels Turner. 
 
Herbert was an outdoorsman, being an avid hunter and trapper.
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, William Arlis Turner.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Shirlene George Turner of Columbia, KY
1 stepson: Sean 
3 children: Herbert Jr, Michelle, and Lorenda
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in Columbia
 
Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery
 
Visitation: Tuesday, December 20, 2022 from 4:00-7:00pmCT and on Wednesday until time for the service 
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

CAROL RUTH DENNEY MORTON, 72, JABEZ, KY

 
Carol Ruth Denney Morton, 72, of Jabez, KY passed away Monday, December 19, 2022 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. She was born on July 23, 1950 in Jabez, KY, the daughter of the late Clarence Willard Denney and Opal Christine Burton Denney.
 
Carol was a former cashier at Harris Grocery and attended Jabez Missionary Church of God. 
 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Lynn Smith.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Amanda Rae Morton Kingsley (Douglas Gilbert) of Jabez, KY
1 son: Clarence Tracy Smith (Kimberly) of Somerset, KY
1 sister: Annette Denney Bradshaw of Jabez, KY
3 brothers: Allen Wayne Denney of Nancy, KY, Johnny Ray Denney and Delno Denney of Jabez, KY
5 grandchildren: Summer Nicole Smith, Austin Ruice Smith, Marissa Sophia Ruth Kingsley, Elianah Grace-Lynn Morton, and Conner Dalton-Allen Kingsley
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 12:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Thursday
 
Interment: Military Springs Cemetery in Jabez, KY
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

BOBBY GENE BEARD, 82, ADAIR COUNTY, KY


Bobby Gene Beard, 82, of the Pellyton Community of Adair County, KY passed away Sunday, December 18, 2022 at his residence. He was born on December 30, 1939 in Eunice, KY, a son of the late Samuel Edward and Mary J. Simpson Beard.

 

He was also preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Nellie Cox Beard and his infant sister, Linda Faye Beard.

 

He and his wife served the Pellyton community through Beards Grocery for nearly 30 years. He had a passion for farming, which included cattle and tobacco, he also peddled gates across the Midwest. He loved his sons, grandchildren, and great grandchildren with all his heart, as well as a special bond and relationship with his sister, Peggy.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Troy Beard (Myra) of Shepherdsville, KY and Chris Beard (April) of Pellyton

1 sister: Peggy Rich (Malcolm) of Barnett’s Creek

7 grandchildren: Lance Beard (Lindsay) of Floyds Knobs, IN, Caylee Riley (Josh) of Jacksonville, FL, Wade Beard (Anna) of Pellyton, Alec Beard of Pellyton, Cole Beard of Bowling Green, KY, Noah Beard (Sarah Kate) of Fort Riley, KS, and David Adams of Pellyton

4 great-grandchildren: Hudson, Hannah, Ransom, and Lauren Beard

1 aunt & several nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews and many old friends

 

Graveside Service: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 12:00pmCT at Barnett’s Creek Cemetery with Bro. Larry Lemmon and Bro. Troy Long officiating

 

Pallbearers: Lance Beard, Caylee Riley, Wade Beard, Alec Beard, Cole Beard, Noah Beard, and David Adams

 

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Barnett’s Creek Cemetery, c/o Bryan Rich, P.O. Box 394, Columbia, KY 42728.

 

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

 

AMANDA WENONA BURKHART, 46, NASHVILLE, TN

 

Amanda Wenona Burkhart, 46, of Nashville, TN passed away Thursday, December 15, 2022 in Nashville. She was born in Kettle Falls, WA on October 22, 1976 to Grant Burkhart and the late Janice Cox Bledsoe.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her father: Grant Burkhart
7 children: Jade Rose of Russell Springs, KY, Ryan Burkhart of Smyrna, TN, Chance Petty (Kala Carey) of Smyrna, TN, Wolfgang Burkhart of Edmonton, KY, Mack Stargle of Monticello, KY, Victor Stargle of Monticello and Shiann Bell of Russell Springs, KY

2 grandchildren: Jace Holdtzclaw and Tilden Knott

Siblings: Ryan, Jason, Hillary, Samantha, Olivia, and Toni

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with cremation to follow the service

 

Visitation: After 9:00amCT on Thursday 

 

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

 

JACKIE MANN, 72, JAMESTOWN, KY

 

Jackie D. Mann, 72, of Jamestown, KY passed away Saturday, December 17, 2022 at his residence. He was born in Jamestown, KY on February 11, 1950, a son of the late Elsie (Warriner) and John R. Mann.

Jackie served in the U.S. Marines in the Vietnam War. 

SURVIVORS:
His wife: Deloris (Bell) Mann of Jamestown, KY
1 daughter: Jennifer Jones of Jamestown, KY
1 brother: Jimmy (Judy) Mann of Jamestown. KY
3 grandchildren: Holli Jones, Mackenzie (Dillon) Maynard, and Logan Long 

A host of nieces, nephews & other family members 
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Brent Mann; 2 sisters: Mary Mann and Judy Crays; and 3 brothers: Stevie, Gary, and Billy Mann.

Funeral Service: Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 11:00 AM at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Wendell Roberts officiating.

Visitation: After 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 21st at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel


Burial: Jamestown Cemetery with full military honors by the Russell County Honor Guard

JUDITH CALDWELL, 73, COLUMBIA, KY


Judith Caldwell, 73, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, December 18, 2022 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington. She was born June 15, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois and was preceded by her parents, Louis and Sylvia Katz Stern.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter & son-in-law: Lisa & Brandon Janes of Columbia

1 son & daughter-in-law: Joseph & Stephanie Caldwell of Beaver Dam

4 grandchildren: Arabella and Maya Caldwell, Lauren and Kaitlyn Janes

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmie Cox officiating


Burial: Tarter’s Chapel Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 4:30 P.M. Monday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

TRAVIS R. MCGOWAN, 41, JAMESTOWN, KY

 

Travis R. McGowan, 41, of Jamestown, KY passed away Saturday, December 17, 2022 at his residence. He was born in Somerset, KY on February 8, 1981, a son of Drew McGowan and Lila (Malone) McGowan.

 

SURVIVORS:

His parents: Drew & Lila McGowan of Jamestown, KY 

2 brothers: Tyler (Stephanie) McGowan and Trey (Chelsea) McGowan, both of Jamestown, KY

His maternal grandmother: Mary Bessie Malone of Jamestown, KY

3 nieces: Rylen, Marlee & Liddie McGowan

1 nephew: Tucker McGowan

Many aunts, uncles, cousins & friends

 

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, William Ray Malone and his paternal grandparents, Tulsey & Audrey McGowan.

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Dustin McGowan officiating

 

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Tuesday

 

Burial: Bethel Cemetery in Jamestown, KY

 

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

 

PRENTICE "POPCORN" WYATT, 82, GREENSBURG, KY

 

Prentice “Popcorn” Wyatt, 82, of Greensburg, KY, son of the late Governor Taylor Wyatt and Sally Edna Long Wyatt, was born December 7, 1940 and departed this life on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Campbellsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Campbellsville, KY. 

 

Popcorn had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Campbellsville Church of Christ. He was a retired line worker for the former Clark Casual Furniture Mfg.

 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl Jean Eyerman Wyatt on September 26, 1993.

 
SURVIVORS:
1 son & daughter-in-law: Michael and Elaine Wyatt of Campbellsville
1 daughter & son-in-law: Tammy Lynn and Jason England of Campbellsville
4 grandchildren & 1 great-grandchild
2 brothers:  Benjamen Wyatt of Greensburg and Johnny Wyatt of Russell Springs
1 sister: Judy Nunn of Greensburg
Brother-in-law: Donald Judd of Greensburg
………………………………..
 
Graveside Service: Monday, December 19, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at the Green County Memory Gardens.
 
Family Only Visitation: Monday from 10:00am-12:30pmCT prior to burial at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home in Greensburg
 
The family has asked that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the family memorial fund, which can be made at the funeral home. 
 
Cowherd and Parrott Funeral  Home in charge of the arrangements. 
 

JERRY REXROAT, 78, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Jerry Rexroat, 78, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at Russell County Hospital. She was born in Jamestown, KY on April 10, 1944, a daughter of the late Cloda (Wells) and Bennie Gaskins.

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Chris Rexroat and Michael Rexroat of Russell Springs, KY
2 brothers: Phillip Gaskins of Jamestown, KY and Rosco Gaskins of Indianapolis, IN

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Shepherd.

Funeral Service: Monday, December 19, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Dennis Price officiating

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

Burial: Jamestown Cemetery
 

DONALD J. MURPHY, SR., 70, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Donald J. Murphy, Sr., 70, of Columbia, KY (formerly of Greensburg), son of the late Mary Frances Murphy, was born December 3, 1952 in Oldham County, KY and departed this life on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY. 

 

Donald had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Shepherd’s Chapel Church. He was a retired self-employed carpenter, and was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the United States Army.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Dellanna Hayley Murphy of Columbia

11 children: Tanya Marie Murphy, Tara Murphy Morris, Donald Jay Murphy, and James Ketcher all of Minnesota; Donnie Murphy, Dale Murphy, Michael Krebs all of Columbia, KY; and Julie Rushing of Louisville, KY

1 brother & sister: Harold Whitaker of Louisville and Ann Tyler of Florida

A host of grandchildren & great-grandchildren

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 11:00amCT at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home in Greensburg, KY

 

Burial: On Monday, December 19, 2022 at 10:00amCT at the Lebanon National Cemetery with full military honors

 

Visitation: After 9:00amCT on Saturday at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home 

 

The family has asked that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the family memorial fund which can be made at the funeral home.

DALLAS GREEN OWENS, 88, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Dallas Green Owens, 88, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. Born on September 3, 1934 in Russell Springs, he was a son of the late Milford and Lucy Cook Owens.

 

Dallas had a passion for farming, and it was seen throughout his life’s work, whether in the field or tinkering with his tractors. Known to never meet a stranger, he loved wrestling, NASCAR, NFL football and western movies. He enjoyed golfing and traveling with his grandson as he dj’ed music. Dallas also loved his dog, Kane.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 stepdaughter: Louise Turner of Russell Springs

1 brother: Calvin (Regina) Owens of Russell Springs

3 sisters: Fern Ritchie of North Vernon, Indiana, Molly Bolin and Fredia Owens of Columbus, Indiana

4 grandchildren that he raised: Loretta (Don) McClure of Campbellsville, James (Jamie) Noel, Jr. of North Vernon, Indiana, Jason (Erica) Noel of North Vernon, Indiana, and Sara “Nikki” (Jason) Hall of Bowling Green

4 grandchildren: Rachel Turner of Texas, Coy Turner, II of Scottsville, Indiana, Justin Turner of Jamestown, and Colt Wilson of Russell Springs

8 great-grandchildren: Alison (and Ethen) Spencer of Campbellsville, Jade (and Zach) McClure of Nashville, Tennessee, Devin Noel of Arizona, Jordan Noel of Arizona, Celeste Noel of North Vernon, Indiana, Dereck Noel of North Vernon, Indiana, Dylan Noel of North Vernon, Indiana and Ethan Wilson of Russell Springs

2 great-great-grandchildren: Griffin Green Spencer and Lexi Rae Spencer

A host of nieces & nephews

 

In addition to his parents, Dallas was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Fern Coffey Owens on March 29, 2013; one son, Alan Owens; one daughter, Mary Martha Owens Noel; one stepson, William Coffey; 2 brothers: Elvis Owens and Kenneth Owens; 3 sisters: Frances Shepherd, Flonnie Short, and Flossie Knight; and one granddaughter, Destiny Turner. 

 

Funeral Service: Monday, December 19, 2022 at 12:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Phillip Miller officiating

 

Burial: Owens Family Cemetery on Damron Creek Road

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Monday at Bernard Funeral Home.

 

Pallbearers: James Noel, Dereck Noel, Dylan Noel, Ethen Spencer, Robert Knight, Tony Ritchie, Jason Hall, and Don McClure

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations of sympathy be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692.

 

Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.

 

LOIS ANN DEHART WILKERSON, 69, WINDSOR, KY

 

Lois Ann DeHart Wilkerson, 69, of Windsor, KY passed from this life on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at her home. She was born September 15, 1953 in Dunnville, KY, a daughter of the late Brother Clifford and Nellie Lee DeHart. 
 
Lois was a faithful member of Mt. Calvary Community Church. She and her husband, Paul, formerly owned and operated Wilkerson’s Grocery in the Phil Community of Casey County. Lois was also a retired supervisor for Bruss North America, Inc. in Russell Springs. She loved the Lord and her family dearly, and never met a stranger. Lois was a “mother” to everyone, and most of all, Lois’s grand-babies were her life. 
 
SURVIVORS:
Her beloved husband: Paul Wilkerson of Windsor, KY
1 son: Jeremy Paul (Ashley) Wilkerson of Windsor, KY
5 grandchildren: Hagen Wilkerson, Braiden Wilkerson, Conway Wilkerson, Ava Wilkerson, and Jade Lay
1 brother: Ronald (Sherrie) DeHart of Russell Springs, KY
2 sisters: Nancy (Leland) Stevenson of Nancy, KY and Pam Smith of Dunnville, KY
Sister-in-law: Brenda DeHart
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Paul T. Wilkerson, Jr. and one brother, Glen DeHart. 
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with her nephews, Bro. Alan Roberts and Bro. Mark Yaden officiating
 
Burial: Bowmer Cemetery in Windsor.
 
Visitation: Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 6:00-9:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home. 
 
Pallbearers: Hagen Wilkerson, Gage Roberts, Stacie Wilkerson, Mark Rathbun, Ronnie DeHart, and Billy DeHart 
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Jeremy Wilkerson and Braiden Wilkerson
 
 

ADA IRENE THORNTON, 85, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Ada Irene Thornton, 85, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY. She was born October 24, 1937 in Russell County, KY, the only child of the late Rinzie and Josie Twyford Foley. 
 

Ada was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church. She enjoyed growing flowers and tending her vegetable garden. She also loved to spend time with her friends eating out, shopping, and going to yard sales.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Jerry (Julie) Anderson of Noblesville, Indiana and Jimmy (Kathy) Anderson of Russell Springs

1 daughter: Brenda (Harold) Smith of Russell Springs

3 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; & 1 great-great-grandchild.

 

In addition to her parents, Ada was preceded in death by her first husband, William Anderson, and her second husband, Glendo Thornton.

 

Funeral Service: Friday, December 16, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Sullivan officiating

 

Burial: New Friendship Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Friday at the funeral home.

 

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

DANNY ROY ROBERTSON, 75, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Danny Roy Robertson, 75, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Monday, December 12, 2022 at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Jamestown. He was born on July 13, 1947 in Somerset, KY, a son of the late Arvel and Ruth Foley Robertson.

 

Danny was a US Army Veteran and a member of the Russell Springs United Methodist Church. Danny was a retired electrician, having worked at Fruit of the Loom for 20 years and later being self-employed. 

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Peggy Bennett Robertson of Russell Springs

2 sons: Jamie (Terani) Robertson and Kelly (Megan) Robertson both of Jamestown

1 daughter: Lori (Darrell) Loy of Jamestown

1 sister: Ann (Kenneth) Blakey of Russell Springs

9 grandchildren: Alexa (Martin) Cross, Addison (Zack) Owens, Abby Loy, Owen Loy, Ella (Blake) Mann, Emery Kate Robertson, Olivia Robertson, Anna James Robertson, and Ezra Robertson

 

In addition to his parents, Danny was preceded in death by one brother, Van Robertson. 

 

Per Danny’s wishes, cremation rites were honored. 

 

There will be a private family memorial service held on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at Fairview Separate Baptist Church. 

 

Inurnment will take place at Mill Springs National Cemetery at a later date. 

 

The family requests that donations of sympathy be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

 

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

JOANN LAWLESS, 55, JAMESTOWN, KY


Joann Lawless, 55, of Jamestown, KY passed away Sunday, December 11th, at Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs. She was born in Albany, KY on September 7, 1967, a daughter of the late Kathleen (Brown) and Asa Russell.

SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Richard Lawless of Jamestown, KY
1 daughter: Dana Lawless of Campbellsville, KY
1 son: Roger Paul Lawless of Jamestown, KY

1 sister: Margaret Majors of Jamestown, KY

3 brothers: Ricky Lawless and Lewis Russell of Jamestown, KY and Jamie Russell of Russell Springs, KY

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Russell and two brothers: Larry and Gary Russell

Funeral Service: Friday, December 16, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Phillip Miller officiating

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Friday, December 16, 2022 at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY

Burial: Dixon Cemetery in Jamestown, KY

GLENN DAVID BELL, 81, JAMESTOWN, KY


Glenn David Bell, 81, died Saturday December 10, 2022. He was born March 23,1941 in the hills of what would be Lake Cumberland State Park in Jamestown, KY, a son of the late Woodrow Bell and Beulah (Snow) Bell,


He spent his childhood exploring the hills and hollers of his beloved countryside before graduating from Russell County High School. He completed his first year of college in Campbellsville, KY prior to moving to Indianapolis, IN. He completed his B.S. degree at the University of Indianapolis. A career entrepreneur, he owned several small businesses both in Indianapolis and Kentucky.

SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Lossie D. (Bell) Haidar Crane of Indianapolis, IN
1 son & daughter-in-law: Glenn David Bell, Jr. & Beth (Simonds) Bell of Oviedo, FL
3 granddaughters: Olivia Alexandra Haidar, Sydney Jade Crane, and Katherine Elizabeth Bell
2 sisters: Diana (Bell) Underwood of Louisville, KY and Marketta (Bell) Grider of Bowling Green, KY
Many more loved ones

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 2 sisters: Ilene (Bell) Peyton and Brenda (Bell) Loy and a brother, Jimmy Bell.

Visitation: Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 12:00pm-2:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY

Burial: Jamestown Cemetery

MAXINE ANTLE, 91, AUSTIN, TEXAS (FORMERLY OF RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY)


Maxine Antle, 91, of Austin, TX, formerly of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, December 10, 2022 in Austin, TX. She was born in Jamestown, KY on February 15, 1931, a daughter of the late Betty R. (Pierce) and Martin Luther Blankenship.

Maxine was a member of the Russell Springs Christian Church and a retired tollbooth attendant.

SURVIVORS:
1 son: Roy Doyle Antle of Austin, TX
1 sister: Wilma Corman of Richmond, KY
1 brother: Gilbert Blankenship of Russell Springs, KY

Special family members: Derrick, Tammy, & Bethany Blankenship of Russell Springs, KY; Joshua Blankenship & wife Julie of Bowling Green, KY; and Martin Wesley, Mona, Dakota, Destiny, & Sarah Blankenship of Russell Springs, KY

A host of nieces, nephews, cousins & friends


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Benny Antle; 3 sisters: Opal Hammond, Edith Helm Rippetoe, & Radine Ray; and a brother, Hubert Earl Blankenship.

Funeral Service: Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Russell Springs Christian Church with Bro. Donnie Emerson officiating

Visitation: After 12:00pmCT on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Russell Springs Christian Church

Burial: Russell Springs City Cemetery

Pallbearers: Jim Cain, Dillon Owens, Zach Owens, Rodney Hart, Josh Blankenship, and Derrick Blankenship.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Russell Springs City Cemetery and can be made at the church.
 

HATTIE JEAN HUGHES, 87, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Hattie Jean Hughes, 87, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, December 12, 2022 at Russell County Hospital. Born on August 6, 1935 in Jabez, she was a daughter of the late George Ellis and Ina Popplewell Perkins.  
 
Hattie was a member of The Church of God in Franklin, Indiana. She enjoyed her working in her flowers and gardening. Hattie loved her family and spending time with all of her grandchildren. Hattie was a caring person that donated to many different organizations and was always looking for ways to help people.
 
In addition to her parents, Hattie was preceded in death by her husband, Norris B. Hughes, who passed away March 18, 2007; two sons: Alan Dale Hughes and Timmy L. Hughes; five brothers: Cosby Perkins, R.V. Perkins, Kenzel Perkins, Clifford Perkins, and Junior Perkins; and three sisters: Betty Perkins, Wanda Perkins, and Brenda Henderson.  
 
SURVIVORS: 
2 sons: Phillip Hughes of Las Vegas, Nevada and Greg (Tonya) Hughes of Russell Springs
1 daughter: Cathy (Danny) Carter of Franklin, Indiana
1 daughter-in-law: Sheree Hughes of New Palestine, Indiana
1 brother: Roger (Freda) Perkins of Russell Springs
2 sisters: Norma Ramlow of Russell Springs and Janice (Ronnie) Decker of Somerset
8 grandchildren: Shawn (Craig) Griggs, Chad (Amanda) Carter, Ryan (Rachel) Carter, Amanda Hughes, Jared Hughes, Eric (Danielle) Mason, Chelsea (Ian) Williams, and Keith (Gabrielle) Hughes
10 great-grandchildren (& one on the way)
2 great-great-grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home, with Bishop Danny L. Carter and Rev. Chad D. Carter officiating
 
Burial: Popplewell Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Saturday at the funeral home
 
Pallbearers: Chad Carter, Ryan Carter, Keith Hughes, Jared Hughes, Will Perkins, and Jayson Henderson
 
Funeral arrangements for Hattie Jean Hughes are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

BETTY LOU FARMER, 82, ELKHORN, KY (ADAIR COUNTY NATIVE)

 
Betty Lou Farmer, 82, of Elkhorn, KY, daughter of the late Byrd Bailey and Berthie Hovious Bailey, was born December 27, 1939 in Adair County, KY and departed this life on Saturday, December 10, 2022.
 
She professed her faith in Christ and attended Knifley Christian Church. She was a homemaker and loved to spend time with her grandchildren. Betty loved to spend time gardening and really enjoyed her flowers.
 
She was united in marriage to Haskel Farmer, Sr. on December 19, 1955, and he preceded her in death on March 3, 2013.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 sons: Greg Farmer & fiancé Mary Cox of Elkhorn, Michael Keith Farmer & wife Debbie, and Haskle Farmer, Jr. & wife Patricia of Shepherdsville 
6 grandchildren & 5 great-grandchildren
 
FUNERAL SERVICE: Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 11am EST at Auberry Funeral Home in downtown Campbellsville
 
BURIAL: Jones Chapel Cemetery
 
VISITATION: Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 5pm-8pmET at the funeral home
 
Auberry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

ERIS B. DUNBAR, 89, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Eris B. Dunbar, 89, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, December 11, 2022 at his residence. He was born on November 23, 1933 in Jamestown, KY, the son of the late Ores Dunbar and Lola Simpson Dunbar
 
Eris was a faithful member of Mt. Eden Baptist Church and a Veteran of the United States Air Force.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Evelyn Dunbar of Russell Springs, KY
8 daughters: Jeanetta  Stogsdill (Ronald) of Somerset, KY, Brenda Samuell, Kelly Mohr (Jon), Missie Dye (Rusty) all of Russell Springs, KY, Debbie Owens of Monticello, KY, Susan Nordhaus (Kent) of Freeburg, IL, Carol Hensley (James) of Shepherdsville, KY and Lisa Castano (Anselmo) of Green Cove Springs, FL
2 sons: Mike Dunbar (Cheria) of Russell Springs, KY and Chris Harmon (Vivian) of Freeburg, IL
1 brother: Gary Dunbar of Taylorsville, IN
17 special grandchildren: Erissa, Wyatt, Chance, Cory, Jessie, Lindsey, Joel, Autumn, Gabrielle, Joseph, Bella, Madison, Benjamin, Melissa, Kelly, Viviana and Tristan 
A host of other grandchildren & great-grandchildren
2 special nieces: Reba Richards and Donna Perkins
Special friend: Daniel Wilson 
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Garlin Wilson officiating
 
Visitation: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home
 
Interment: Ridgecrest Cemetery with military honors provided by the Russell County Honor Guard
 
Expressions of sympathy are requested to be made to Ridgecrest Cemetery and may be mailed to: Missie Dye, 620 Puncheon Camp Road, Russell Springs, KY 42642.
 
Pallbearers: Chris Harmon, John McFarland, Tim Hadley, Zack Hadley, Erissa Hadley and Floyd Miller.
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

JOHN A. DURBIN, 85, SOMERSET, KY (FORMERLY OF JAMESTOWN, KY)

 

John A. Durbin, 85, of Somerset, KY (formerly of Jamestown, KY) passed away Saturday, December 10, 2022 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset. He was born in New Castle, IN on February 16, 1937, a son of the late Lillian (Schmidt) and Ernest E. Durbin.

 

John was a retired meat cutter.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Durbin, and two sisters: Martha Johnston and Dorothy Fister.

 

SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Vicki Tungate of Louisville, KY
2 sons: John Durbin, Jr, (Brenda) of Jamestown, KY and Joey Durbin (Marcy Radar) of Bloomington, IN
2 sisters: Sue Pfifer of Clarksville, IN and Dora Zweydorff of Columbus, OH
1 brother: Ronald Durbin, of Clarksville, IN
3 grandchildren & 3 great-grandchildren


Funeral Service: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 7:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Darrell Pelston officiating


Visitation: Wednesday from 4:30pm-7:00pmCT at the funeral home


Burial: Highland Memory Garden in Louisville, KY


H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY in charge of arrangements.

 

BILLY HUSTON SMILEY, 39, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Billy Huston Smiley, 39, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, December 10, 2022 at his home. He was born August 18, 1983, a son of the late George Arnold Smiley and Brenda Wheat (who survives) of Columbia..

 

Billy was a mechanic and employed at Irvin’s Body Shop for several years. He was loved by everyone he met; he had the biggest smile and heart, always willing to help anyone at any time. 

 

SURVIVORS:

His parents: David & Brenda Wheat of Columbia

Siblings: Jennifer Janes, Sammie (Jeremy) Irvin, David (Katie) Wheat, Breanna Wheat, Christopher Smiley, Kristina (Jeremy) Burton, and Heather Smiley all of Columbia and Amber (Benjamin) Thomas of Tompkinsville

1 daughter: Lexi May Smiley and her brother Richard Shatzer of Columbia

His girlfriend: Spring Taylor and their daughters, Maryann, Summer and Anna of Columbia

Grandmother: Maye Rexroat of Columbia

Special uncle: Tony Derman of Columbia

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Father Pat Dolan officiating

 

Burial: Hancock Cemetery

 

Visitation: Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 10:00 A.M. until time for the service at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home

 

Casket Bearers: Casey Norris, Bradley Irvin, William Simpson, Barry Taylor, Jay Shatzer, Kali Irvin and Larry Harmon

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

 
 
 

FRANCES H. WOLFORD, 79, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Frances H. Wolford, 79, of Columbia, KY passed away Monday, December 12, 2022 at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia, KY. She was born in Adair County on January 10, 1943 to the late Brack and Mary Lucy Sneed Coomer.  

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn “Geary” Wolford; a daughter, Mary Ann Wolford; a brother, James Claudus Coomer; a sister-in-law, Judith Wolford; and two brothers-in-law: Eugene and Almon Wolford.

 

Mrs. Wolford was a member of the Jones Chapel Church and a former member of the Eastern Star Chapter #835.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 sister-in-law: Joan Coomer of Glasgow, KY

2 brothers-in-law: Randall Wolford (Nelda June) of Louisville, KY and Alton “Tom” Wolford (Carol) of Shepherdsville, KY

Several nieces, nephews, other relatives & a host of friends

  

Funeral Service: Friday, December 16, 2022 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in Columbia, KY

 

Burial: Jones Chapel Cemetery

 

Visitation: Friday after 9:00amCT at the funeral home

 

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

 

OHRETA SPRAGUE, 77, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Ohreta Sprague, 77, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, December 11, 2022 at her home. She was born in Russell County on April 27, 1945, a daughter of Hollie and Myrtle Sharp Rexroat. 

 

She earned her bachelor’s degree in human resources from Lindsey Wilson College. Ohreta met Billie Sprague while working in Cincinnati. The couple were married on September 25, 1965 and they enjoyed 57 years together. 

 

Ohreta was a faithful member of Good Tidings Baptist Church. She worked many years combined with Sutton Shirts, Fruit of the Loom and Russell Sportswear. Ohreta enjoyed reading and gardening. She loved her church family, gospel music, playing piano and singing.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her mother: Myrtle Rexroat of Russell Springs

Her husband: Billie Sprague of Russell Springs

1 son: William Dean Sprague, II (Melissa) of Russell Springs

1 brother: George Ronald Rexroat (Ann) of Russell Springs

1 half-brother: Bill Neat of Cincinnati

Sister-in-law: Nadine Rexroat of Jamestown, Tennessee

2 grandchildren: Jessica Miller (Trevor) and Logan Sprague

1 step-son: Tommy Sprague

2 step-daughters: Alice Sprague Yeager and Sharon Moell (Danny)

Step-daughter-in-law: Mary Faye Sprague

8 step-grandchildren: Shawna (Jason) Donovan, Michelle (Justin) Kirby, Brian (Joann) Moell, Eric (Megan) Moell, Gina Stebbins, Alisha (Jared) Hamann, Jason Sprague and Gary Bradford

6 great-grandchildren & 17 step-great-grandchildren

 

In addition to her father (Hollie Rexroat), she was also preceded in death by two brothers: Johnny Rexroat and Hollie Pierce Rexroat, Jr.; a sister-in-law, Ann Marie Rexroat; a stepson, Terry Sprague; and a half sister-in-law, Donna Neat

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Miles Landon Wilson officiating

 

Burial: Good Tidings Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Wednesday

 

Pallbearers: William Dean Sprague, II, Michael Smith, Trevor Miller, Xander Gossage, Greg Rexroat and Chris Rexroat

 

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

 

ROBERT GLEN "BOBBY" MITCHUM, 81, GLENSFORK, KY


Robert Glen “Bobby” Mitchum, 81, of Glensfork, KY passed away Sunday, December 11, 2022 at his residence. He was born on November 30, 1941 in Adair County to the late Preston and Mary Russell Taylor Mitchum.  

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Harold Mitchum.

 

Bobby was retired from Kentucky Tie & Lumber Company and attended the Glensfork Community Church. 

 

SURVIVORS: 

His wife: Bernice Grant Mitchum of Glensfork, KY

2 children: Becky Mitchum (Jeff Coffey) of Columbia, KY and Stevie Mitchum (Cheryl) of Glensfork, KY

4 grandchildren: Curtis Grant, Jessica Hatcher, Cassie Meyer, and Chris Coffey

6 great-grandchildren: Mason Grant, Charlie Grant, Dallas Hatcher, Waylon Hatcher, Memphis Hatcher, and Lanie Coffey

4 siblings: Tommy Mitchum, Donnette Kelsay, Cathy England, and Florene Severson

Several nieces & nephews

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Bunch officiating

 

Burial: McClister Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Wednesday at the funeral home 

 

Pallbearers: Curtis Grant, Eric Hatcher, Mason Grant, Charlie Grant, Chris Coffey, and Jimmy Kelsay

 

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

 

MARY RUTH ROBISON MILLER, 68, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Mary Ruth Robison Miller, 68, of Columbia, KY was born May 24, 1954 in Wadsworth, Ohio to the late Victor Robison and Kathryn Miller Robison. She departed this life Friday, December 9, 2022 at Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg.

     

Mary had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Christianity Faith. She was a restaurant manager.  

 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Robison.

      

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: James Miller of Columbia

2 sons: Floyd Lee and Brandt Bowersock

1 daughter: Wanda Diehl

1 brother & 4 sisters: Victor Robison, Carolyn Skok, Margaret Way, Marcia Robison and Marjorie Foust

Several grandchildren & great-grandchildren

       

The family chose cremation and there will be no local services. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Ohio.  

 

Foster Toler Curry Funeral Home in Greensburg is in charge of the arrangements.

 

POLLY J. HARDEN, 82, JAMESTOWN, KY


Polly J. Harden, 82, of Jamestown, passed away Friday, December 9, 2022 at the Russell County Hospital. She was born in Jamestown, KY on April 19, 1940, a daughter of the late Edna (Gaskins) and Hiram Bernard.


SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Dallas Pickett of Jamestown, KY
1 daughter: Angela Thomas of New Mexico
1 son: Edward Grider of Jamestown, KY
2 sisters: Rhonda Jeffus of Florida and Vivian Jordan of California
5 grandchildren & 3 great-grandchildren

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by daughter, Nila Rutherford; 3 sisters: Joyce Coe, Millie Knight, and Nila Jill Bernard; and 2 brothers: Billie and George Bernard.

The family chose care and cremation.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown is in charge of the arrangements.
 

WAYNE L. GASKINS, 75, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Wayne L. Gaskins, 75, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Friday, December 9, 2022 at the Russell County Hospital. He was born in Somerset, KY on August 7, 1947, a son of the late Nioma (Holt) Kean and Robert L. Gaskins.

Wayne was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Betty (Bolin) Gaskins of Russell Springs, KY
1 daughter: Jill (James) Adamson of Russell Springs, KY
1 son: Mark (Tiffany) Bolin of Jamestown, KY
1 brother: Warren (Betty) Gaskins of Mooresville, IN
10 grandchildren: Stone, Saige, Cameron Bolin, Shiann, Ciara Bell, Dakota Skelton, Blake, Bryson, Emma and Ella Adamson
4 great-grandchildren
A host of nieces & nephews
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Brian Holt Gaskins and a sister, Carolyn Holt.

Funeral Service: Monday, December 12, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Rick Neff officiating

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Monday

Burial: Russell County Memorial Gardens with full military honors by the Russell County Honor Guard
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of the arrangements.
 

BILLY RAY "BILL" WALTON, 85, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Billy Ray “Bill” Walton, 85, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Friday, December 9, 2022 at his home. He was born in Oakland, Mississippi on April 21, 1937, the son of the late Ezra Harris and Effie Cook Walton. 

 

Bill played football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. He was a founding member of the Russell County Rescue Squad, serving Russell County for 42 years, and was the first Emergency Medical Technician in Russell County. Bill was a member of Jamestown Christian Church and he loved to fish.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Ray (Melanie) Walton of Lexington

2 daughters: Maria Walton of Bowling Green and Lisa (Mike) Bradshaw of Jamestown

3 grandsons: Connor Walton, Jason (Andrea) Bradshaw, and Kyle Bradshaw

1 great-grandson: Caynan Bradshaw

 

Along with his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Derrington Walton, who passed away on July 19, 2020; a brother, E.H. Walton; and a sister, Irene Walker.

 

Funeral Service: Monday, December 12, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Welker and Bro. Bucky Walters officiating

 

Interment: Russell County Memorial Gardens

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Monday

 

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

 

JOE ARNETT MARSH, 90, KNIFLEY, KY

 
Joe Arnett Marsh, 90 of Knifley, KY passed away Thursday, December 8, 2022 at Taylor regional Hospital. He was born on May 21, 1932 in Salyersville, KY to the late John Franklin Marsh and Lutie Arnett Marsh. 
 
Joe was a welder and a union worker. He enjoyed being outdoors, working as a mechanic and just a “jack of all trades”.
 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Marsh; one son & one daughter: David Marsh and Tina Marsh; two sisters & four brothers.
 
SURVIVORS: 
2 daughters: Laura Haber & husband Howard and Cindy Wills
4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, & 2 great-great grandchildren
A host of other relatives & friends
 
The family chose cremation and all services will be private.
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville in charge of arrangements.
 

JAMES HARVEY "JIM" EVANS, 85, COLUMBIA, KY

 

James Harvey “Jim” Evans, 85, of Columbia, KY passed away December 8, 2022 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born in Glasgow, KY on December 17, 1936 to the late Grover and Mary Elizabeth Warren Evans.

 

Mr. Evans was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He became a Kentucky State Trooper in 1960, climbing the ranks over the years from Post Commander at Post 15 to Major, and achieving Lt. Colonel before retiring in 1988 with 28 years of service. Jim also enjoyed hunting, farming, horse races, antique cars and playing all card games.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Joyce Scoggins Evans of Columbia, KY

2 daughters: Jodie Janes (Anthony) of Columbia, KY and Jackie McCloud (Brent) of Dandridge, TN

5 grandchildren: Brandon Coomer, Adam Coomer (Megan), Haley Tennant, Meagan Coomer, and Shelby Tennant

2 step-grandchildren: Brittany Bryant (Brady) and Alex Janes

3 great-grandchildren: Payton, Riley Jo, and Boston Coomer

1 step-great-grandchild: Palmer Bryant

1 sister: Becky Taylor

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 siblings: Caroline and Rosie Lee Thomas, Dr. Harold Evans, and Rev. William Julius Evans.

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Pastor Brian Hadley officiating. Cremation will follow the service.

 

Visitation: Monday, December 12, 2022 from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Tuesday from 10:00am-1:00pmCT with Kentucky State Police Honor Guard

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Trooper Island.
 

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

 

SHERA JEAN SANDERS, 64, CASEY CREEK, KY

 

Shera Jean Sanders, 64, of Casey Creek, KY died Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at the Taylor Regional Hospital Emergency Room in Campbellsville. She was born July 8, 1958 in Campbellsville, KY to the late Edsel Ray Sanders and Nada J. Goode Sanders. 

 

Shera enjoyed going to Knifley Christian Church, the Ole Homeplace Adult Daycare, and to Phoenix Way. 

 

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Craig Sanders.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her mother: Nada J. Sanders of Casey Creek

3 sisters: Melanie Grant and Pam Judd both of Casey Creek, KY and LeNora Sanders-Peger of Brownsville, KY

9 nieces & nephews, 6 great-nieces & great-nephews

Many other relatives & friends

Special caregiver: Jenny Bishop

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. (CST) at Knifley Christian Church with Bro. Hugh Withers officiating

 

Burial: Roley Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 4:00pmCT on Friday at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home and after 10:00amCT on Saturday at Knifley Christian Church

 

Casket Bearers: Matthew Grant, Mackenzie Grant, Austin Judd, Kody Peger, Jacob Peger, Tim Bohanon

 

Honorary: All nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, staff of Ole Homeplace and Phoenix Way

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 
 
 
 

VIRGINIA ANN SWORDS, 91, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Virginia Ann Swords, 91, of Jamestown, KY passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, KY. She was born in Lima, OH on May 13, 1931, a daughter of the late Edna (Carnes) and Virgil  Patten.
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, David Swords and a sister, Donna Vance.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters, Velina Swords of Jamestown, KY and Belinda Parker of Texas
1 son: Hale Swords of Jamestown, KY
2 grandchildren: Madison Swords and Jason Parker
2 great-grandchildren: Lance and Bonnie Parker
 
Memorial Service: Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Dennis Price officiating
 
Visitation: After  12:00pmCT on Sunday
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY is in charge of arrangements.
 

SHERA SANDERS, 64, CASEY CREEK, KY

 

Shera Sanders, 64, of Casey Creek, KY died Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at the Taylor Regional Hospital Emergency Room.

 

A complete list of survivors and funeral arrangements will be available on Thursday.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

CURVAN TRUITT "SMITTY/BUSTER" SMITH, 92, AMELIA, OH

 

Curvan Truitt "Smitty/ Buster" Smith, 92, of Amelia, OH passed away on Friday, December 2, 2022 at his residence.
 

He loved life and was very active….gardening, cooking, traveling, playing cards and spending time making memories with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Smitty was a Christian and a member of Summit Church of Christ in Northern Kentucky. He was married to the love of his life, Wanda, for 66 years. When she became ill with Alzheimer’s, he spent the next 10 years caring for her every need until she passed away from the disease in 2019.

 

Smitty served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and spent two years stationed in Germany guarding the Berlin Wall. He even earned a sharpshooter medal. He was a barber for over 50 years at his Ft. Thomas shop, “Smitty’s Barber Shop” where he loved to talk about all sports especially the UK Wildcats and the Highland Bluebirds with anyone who came to the shop. Smitty loved being around people. He loved life and was one of the best people you could ever meet who will be greatly missed.

 

Smitty was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Lavern Smith; 2 brothers: Curtis & Carmol Smith; and 2 sisters: Manice Wilson & Frances Dunbar.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 sons: Randy Smith (Pam), Ronnie Smith, & Greg Smith (Julia)

1 daughter: Christie Rowland (Mike)

9 grandchildren: Jessica, Brian, Ricky, Michelle, Austin, Luke, Ashley, Tyler & Joel

4 great-grandchildren: Kyle, Brianna, Katie & Shelby

1 sister: Marie Osborne

 

Visitation: Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 4:00pm-8:00pmET at Dobbling Funeral Home, Ft. Thomas, 106 S. FT. Thomas Ave.

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 12:00pm-1:00pmCT at Square Oak Separate Baptist Church in Russell Springs, KY

 

Local Visitation: Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Square Oak Separate Baptist Church from 10:00am-12pmCT

 

Burial: Square Oak Separate Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Russell County Honor Guard.

 

Memorials may be made to Clermont County Senior Services, 2085 James E. Sauls Sr. Dr., Batavia, OH 45103. Online condolences can be given at dmefuneral.com.

 

Local funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.

 

GERALD BAULT, 81, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Gerald Bault, 81, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, December 5, 2022 at the VA Medical Center in Lexington, KY. Born April 9, 1941 in Adair County, KY, he was a son of the late Ralph and Myrtle Beard Bault. 

 

Gerald was the original proprietor of the Parkway Mini Mart and later the Fairview Mini Mart. He also was a car dealer & salesman for many years. Gerald was a loving and supportive grandfather who enjoyed attending all his grandchildren’s various events. He was a faithful member of Fairview Baptist Church, who enjoyed the company of all his neighbors, friends, and church family. Gerald was a veteran of the US Army.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 children: Brentley Bault (Jayna) and Tracey Popplewell (Vince), both of Russell Springs, KY

3 sisters: Shirley Scott of Shepherdsville, KY, Elaine (Mike) Munday of Campbellsville, KY and Reba (Jimmie) McGaha of Taylorsville, Indiana

3 grandchildren: Alex Popplewell, Lucas Bault, and Juliah Bault of Russell Springs, KY

 

Funeral Service: Friday, December 9, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home, with Bro. Bill Mullins officiating

 

Burial: Fairview Memorial Cemetery with full military honors by the Russell County Honor Guard

 

Visitation: After 9:00amCT on Friday at the funeral home

 

Pallbearers: Alex Popplewell, Lucas Bault, Howard Atchley, Hershel Atchley, Bruce Scott, Terry Scott, Tim Roy, Tim George, and Mike Burris

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions made to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC, 28607 or Fairview Memorial Cemetery Fund, PO Box 1298, Russell Springs, KY 42642.

 

Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.

 

NEAL ALEXANDER, 63, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Neal Alexander, 63, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at the Select Specialty Hospital. He was born September 12, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of the late Joan M. Merecki Alexander and Sargon A. Alexander.

 

Neal was a tool and die maker. He loved his log cabin and his Harley.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Alexander. 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Luanne Alexander of Russell Springs, KY

1 daughter: Ashley Garrity (Jason) of Whitmore Lake, MI

2 step-sons: Anthony Downing of Jacksonville, FL and Daniel Downing (Nicole) of Houston, TX

1 sister: Sandra Alexander of Los Angeles, CA

1 brother: Dennis Alexander of Houston, TX

8 grandchildren


There will be no services.

 

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

WILLIAM RUSSELL SKINNER, 84, COLUMBIA, KY

 

William Russell Skinner, 84, of Columbia, Ky (the Fairplay community), died Monday, December 5, 2022 at Summit Manor Nursing Home. He was born September 5, 1938, in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Russell Skinner and Margaret Dee Skinner.  

 

He was also predeceased by a brother, Donald (Pam) Skinner and a granddaughter, Katie Griffin.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife of 64 years: Roberta Skinner of Columbia

1 brother: Michael Skinner of Palatine, Illinois

4 children: Linda Liverett (Mark) of Waynesville, North Carolina, Bryan Skinner (Susan) of Somerset, Kentucky, Lori Budington (Randy) of Sanbornton, New Hampshire, Lisa Pavlick (Ron) of Port Charlotte, Florida.

6 Grandchildren:  Shannon Skinner, Heather Louchen (Kevin), Audrey Budington, William, Charles and Abby Buckmiller

 

He attended William Rainey Harper College, University of Wisconsin (Eau Claire) and Texas A and M.  Bill retired from Northern Illinois Gas Company after 35 years of service where he was the Senior Safety Consultant and Director of the Fire Training School. In 1993, he and Roberta retired to Hayward, Wisconsin, the musky capital of the world, where he enjoyed fishing and guiding on Northern Wisconsin lakes.  He also enjoyed gardening, hunting and snowmobiling.

 

After moving to Columbia in 2002, he was active in the CREP program and loved caring for the land and feeding the wildlife.  Bill loved all animals, especially his indoor cats.  Playing rook was something he always enjoyed with his friends. Bill was a member of Columbia Christian Church and enjoyed singing and being in a quartet.

 

Funeral Service: Friday, December 9, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. John Davis officiating

 

Burial: McClister Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 4:00 P.M. Thursday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

ANNIE BENNETT, 69, ADAIR COUNTY, KY


Annie Bennett, 69, of the Bennett Ridge community in Adair County, KY died Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 7:47 P.M. at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was born August 6, 1953, in Albany, Kentucky, to the late Orvay and Medie Corbin Wheat.  

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lorn V. Bennett on March 11, 2016.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 sister:  Millie Murrell of Columbia

1 brother: Paul Wheat of Edinburgh, Indiana

Several nieces, nephews and other relatives & friends

 

Funeral service: Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Helm officiating

 

Burial: Morris Chapel Cemetery

 

Visitation: After  5:00 P.M. Wednesday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

SHARON FAYE PIKE, 68, ELK HORN, KY

 
Sharon Faye Pike, 68, of Elk Horn, KY passed away on Friday, December 2, 2022 in Campbellsville after an extended illness. She was born in Knifley, KY on December 18, 1953 to the late Shelby J. and Gracie (Perkins) Warren. 
 
Sharon was a former employee of Fruit of the Loom and later was a nursing home caregiver. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Pike, who preceded her in death on April 6, 2014. 
 
SURVIVORS:
4 children: Latisha Markins of Fayetteville, NC, Beverly Bawkin & husband Patrick of Campbellsville, Alexis Pike of Franklin, IN and Jacob Allen Pike of Elk Horn
1 sister: JoAnn Caldwell of Columbia 
1 brother: Shelby Wayne Warren & wife Tammy of Campbellsville
6 grandchildren: Brooke Smith & husband Jeffery, Austin Powell, Devin Brady & wife Madison, Haley Howell & husband Nathaniel, Madison Brady & companion Gavin Foster, and Patrick Bawkin, III
6 great-grandchildren: Bently Hughes, Jeffrey Lynn Smith, III, Daniel Powell, Mikah Powell, Carter Howell, and Piper Brady
A host of other family members & friends
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday at 11:00amET (10:00amCT) at L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville
 
Interment: Robinson Chapel Cemetery in Adair County
 
Visitation: Monday, Dec. 5, 2022 from 5:00pm-8:00pmET (4:00pm-7:00pmCT) at the funeral home
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

BILL KEYS, 91, COLUMBIA, KY


Bill Keys, 91 of Columbia, KY passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at his home. He was born on March 17, 1931 in Adair County, KY to the late Roy and Lorena Sullivan Keys. 
 

He was retired after 20 years of service in the United States Air Force.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Maurice Keys.

 

SURVIVORS:

His Wife: Carol Kelly Keys of Columbia, KY

4 children: Jeanie Abston and Patsy Dampier both of Columbia, KY and Terri Keys and Debbie Keys both of Peru, NY

2 step-children: Howard Loy of Columbia, KY and Jeanna Gonzales of Shelbyville, KY

6 grandchildren: Bobby Keys of Columbia, KY, Deanna Hemingway, Tim Trayah, Janie Duell, Macey Schweikert and Kelly Shelley all of Peru, NY

5 great-grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren, & 9 step-great-grandchildren

A host of other relatives & friends


Funeral Service: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY with Bro. Randy Johnson officiating
 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post 6097
 

Visitation: After 4 P.M. Tuesday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

 

PATTY GREEN, 76, COLUMBIA, KY


Patty Green, 76, of Columbia, KY died Friday, December 2, 2022 at her home. She was born January 12, 1946 in Adair County, a daughter of the late Olis Raymond and Inez Burton Bernard.

 

Patty was a self-employed floral designer and loved working with flowers of any kind. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael Lee Green; a brother, Ralph Dean Bernard; and a sister, Joann Darnell.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Allen Green of Columbia, KY

1 son: Todd Allen Green of Columbia, KY

1 sister: Alice Wheeler of Columbia, KY

A host of nieces & nephews

 

Funeral service: Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Watson officiating

 

Burial: Beulah Chapel Cemetery

 

Visitation: Monday, December 5, 2022, from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and on Tuesday until time for the service


Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

NEVA C. BERNARD, 102, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Neva C. Bernard, 102, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2022 in the Hospice Unit of Russell County Hospital. She was born in 1920 on the 4th of July, a daughter of the late Walter G. and Vandie Frost Black.  
 
Her husband, Buel was a linotype operator for newspapers. She and her young family traveled for work in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. They returned to Russell County in the late 1940’s, where the Bernards owned and operated the Creamy Whip, of Jamestown. Neva worked in Grider’s #1 Gift Shop for many years. She remained active in public jobs in Russell County up into her 80's, working circles around co-workers a quarter of her age.
 
She underwent coronary by-pass surgery in the 1980s and had stents placed in 1992. Neva outlived both of her heart surgeons. She followed her cardiac rehabilitation regimen successfully up until the last few months. Neva loved her beautiful flowers and passers-by would often stop and ask Neva for starters from them. She always obliged. One of the favorites requested was from a hydrangea bush that Neva had started from her grandmother’s own.
 
Neva was dedicated to reading her Bible daily and never would end her day without kneeling beside her bed to pray. When her eyesight began to dim, she listened to Bro. Wayne Keith by radio and Bro. Joel Osteen by television.  She enjoyed the music played in these services and would clap her hands in unison to the singing. If she had one desire, it would be that everyone would come to know and live in relationship with her Jesus.
 
Along with her parents, Neva was preceded in death by her husband, Buel Bernard, who passed away on January 29, 1976; a daughter, Peggy Johnson; a son-in-law, Art “Sonny” Landers; and her brothers and sisters-in-law: Clesbie Ray & LaVere Black and Frank Leon & Virginia Black.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 daughters: Carole Landers of Prospect and Patti (Avery) Owens of Anderson, Indiana
1 son-in-law: Carey Johnson of Cumming, Georgia
5 grandchildren: Jeff (Trish) Landers, Greg (Kelly) Landers, Pam (Jack) Bussert, Craig (Jeni) Owens, and Keith (Heather) Johnson
1 sister-in-law: Louise Bernard of Jamestown
Several special great-grandchildren & great-great-grandchildren
 
A special “thank you” to her grandson, Jeff and his wife, Trish, for their love and care of “Granny”, and to Carol Wilson and other dedicated caregivers that have become an extended family to Neva.
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 1:45pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Keith officiating
 
Interment: Ridge Crest Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 1:00pmCT on Sunday
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42503.
 
Pallbearers: Jamestown Fire Department members
 
Arrangements for Ms. Neva C Bernard are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.  An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

FREDA BLANKENSHIP, 62, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Freda Blankenship, 62, of Russell Springs, KY died earlier this year at Russell County Hospital.
 
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Gilbert Blankenship
 
Memorial Service: Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at Temple Hill Community Church with Bro. Phillip Miller officiating
 
Visitation: After 1:00pmCT on Sunday
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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