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Obituaries Archives for 2023-01

MAXINE BLEDSOE, 101, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Maxine Bledsoe, 101, of Jamestown, KY passed away on Monday, January 30, 2023 at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Jamestown. She was born on November 14, 1921 in Creelsboro, KY, a daughter of the late Harry and Trixie Flatt Back. 
 
Maxine was a retired factory worker and a faithful servant of Creelsboro Christian Church. For a short time, she was also a teacher at the Rockhouse 1-room school. Maxine loved her family dearly, and devoted her life to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
 
In addition to her parents, Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Bledsoe, who passed away on November 11, 1972; her daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca (and Tommy) Rogers; and three brothers.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Steve (and Teresa) Bledsoe of Russell Springs
1 daughter: Lynda Bledsoe of Russell Springs
4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren
Special cousin: Geneva Ballard of Ann Arbor, Michigan
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Johnson officiating
 
Burial: Campbell Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Thursday at Bernard Funeral Home
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations of sympathy be made to the Campbell Cemetery Fund, c/o Alyssa Williams, 466 Fairview Church Road, Russell Springs, Kentucky 42642.
 
Pallbearers: Roger Back, Dean Back, Barry Back, Jake Hughes, Patric Hughes, and Larry Bledsoe
 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com. 
 

JOHN ALAN OSBORNE, 64, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
John Alan Osborne, 64, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, January 30, 2023 at his home. He was born in Russell Springs, KY on December 29, 1958, a son of Brenda (Wesley) Wilson, of Jamestown, KY and the late John W. Osborne.
 
John served in the U.S. Army, he was a retired pastry chef better known as the "Donut Man"
 
SURVIVORS:
His mother: Brenda Wilson of Jamestown, KY
His step-mother: Peggy Osborne of Morehead, KY
1 brother: James (Shannon) Osborne of Russell Springs, KY
Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins & friends
 
Graveside Service: Friday, February 3, 2023 at 10:00amCT at the Russell Springs City Cemetery with Bro. Jason (Bucky) Walters officiating
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

JAMES ROBERT TURNER, 74, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


James Robert Turner, 74, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 497 Miller Short Road. He was born on August 24, 1948 in Columbia, KY, the son of the late Robert Turner and Lillie Rooks Turner.

 
He was a lawn care worker and a member of the Church at the Springs.

SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Tarina Lawter (Charles) of Russell Springs, KY
3 grandchildren
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Turner.

Funeral Service: Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY

Visitation: After 1:00pmCT on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at Wilson Funeral Home

Interment: Rooks Cemetery in Columbia, KY

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

TIMOTHY NEIL MINIARD, 63, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Timothy Neil Miniard, 63, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2023 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center in Somerset. He was born in Harlan on February 3, 1959, a son of the late Disney and Verla Smith Miniard.
 

Timothy worked as a coal miner and with the Appalachian Security Police. He was also a farmer. Timothy worked hard for everything he had. He loved to joke around, never taking things too seriously. It could be said that if he wasn’t joking around with you, something was wrong. He liked going fishing and fooling around with old cars. Timothy loved going back to the Eastern Kentucky mountains. He loved life, and he loved his family and grand-babies.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife of 41 years: Sandra Burton Miniard

His step-mother: Janice Miniard of Russell Springs

6 children: Verla (David) Barnett, Tim (Morgan) Miniard, Jamie (Fara) Miniard, Isreal Miniard and Will Miniard of Russell Springs and Mary (Josh) Shaw of Glasgow

1 brother: Sonny (Kat) Miniard of Russell Springs

1 half-brother: Michael Miniard of Russell Springs

2 sisters: Paula Ball of Russell Springs and Shirley (Ralph) New of Whitley City

4 grandchildren: Madisan Barnett, Elizabeth Miniard and John Miniard of Russell Springs and Lily Shaw of Glasgow

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, John Adam Miniard.

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Silverman officiating

 

Burial: Bethlehem Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 12:00pmCT on Wednesday at the funeral home 

 

Pallbearers: Jamie Miniard, Tim Miniard, Will Miniard, David Burton and Jeremy Burton

 

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

 

RICHARD LENDALL KNIGHT, 87, COLUMBIA KY

 

Richard Lendall Knight, 87, of Columbia, KY died peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 9:15 A.M. He was born May 2, 1935, in Lebanon, New Hampshire to the late Ralph and Thelma Bennett Knight.

 

He was raised in Montpelier, Vermont and enjoyed working at his uncle’s Oliver Tractor dealership and on the farm. Richard obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. While at RPI he met his wife of 62 years who obtained her teaching degree at nearby Albany State. It turns out that all three of his sons eventually became Mechanical Engineers too.

 

Richard’s first job was with Oliver Tractor Corp. in Cleveland, Ohio where he designed and tested crawlers. When Oliver closed its doors, he moved his enthusiasm to Euclid Division of General Motors where he began as a test engineer for off highway mining trucks. During the next 33 years Richard designed and tested these heavy-duty vehicles and covered most of the United States, Europe, and Australia.

 

In the early 1980’s after spending years vacationing at Lake Cumberland, Dick and Mary bought a small farm in Columbia, KY and moved there permanently in 1993. He was known as the ultimate do it yourselfer and kept busy building their home and shops, maintaining the land, and collecting interesting things, especially Oliver Tractors.

 

He loved to have friends and family visit the farm to share his passion for tractors and all things farm related including the family dogs and cats. He was very patient and taught his kids and grandkids the skills needed to navigate life successfully. He was very creative and his career as an engineer was remarkable. If you needed something to do, he was always able to find a project for you and jump right in to teach, help, and encourage. One of his favorite ways to show his love for you was to work side by side on a project and accomplish wonderful things together.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife – Mary LaPorte Knight of Columbia

3 sons – David Knight and his wife Kelly of Carolina Beach, North Carolina, Daniel Knight and his wife Deborah of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Mark Knight and his wife Terri of Winchester, Kentucky

6 grandchildren – Kara Lee and her husband Adam of Raleigh, NC: Kortney Fuller and her husband Buck of Savannah, GA; Austin Knight and his wife Paula of Austin TX; Daniel Knight and his fiancé Alyssa of Waterloo, IA; Mark Knight and Luke Knight of Lexington, KY.

1 great-grandson – David Kent Lee of Raleigh, NC

Sister-in-law – Barbara Schreiner of Ocean View, Maryland

Brother-in-law – Peter LaPorte and his wife Joanne of Plantation, Florida

Niece – Susan Gardner of Albany, New York

Nephew – Thomas Hiney and his wife Elise of The Netherlands

His four-legged friends – Sadie & Trouble

 

The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Cremation to follow.

 

Instead of sending flowers and gifts, the family would appreciate a donation to Sugarfoot Farm Rescue, 860 Sparksville Road, Columbia, Kentucky, in memory of Richard Knight. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

IMOGENE COFFEY GRANT, 84, GLENSFORK, KY

 
Imogene Coffey Grant, 84, of Glensfork, KY passed away Saturday, January 28, 2023 at her residence. She was born in Beech Grove, IN on March 14, 1938, to the late Paul and Zella Antle Hadley. 
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Garvis Grant; her first husband, Leland Coffey; a son, Rex Coffey; and four siblings: Arvis Hadley, Maxine McDonald, Mary Helen Grant and Paul Hadley, Jr.
 
Mrs. Grant was a member of the Beech Grove Separate Baptist Church and enjoyed mowing her yard, burning things outdoors, vegetable and flower gardening, and playing with her cat “Fluff”.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Pam Cundiff (Brent) of Glensfork, KY
Daughter-in-law: Tammy Coffey Kassem of Columbia, KY
3 grandchildren: Matthew Coffey (Alison) of Glensfork, KY, Leslie Hatcher (Josh) of Columbia, KY and Ty Cundiff of Glensfork, KY
3 great grandchildren: Bailey Coffey, Luke Coffey, and Rexie Rooks
2 siblings: Leonard Hadley of Russell Springs, KY and Lucille Polston of Louisville, KY
Several nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Warner officiating
 
Burial: Antle Cemetery
 
Visitation: Tuesday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Wednesday morning until service time 
 
Pallbearers: Trent Hadley, Troy Hadley, Curtis Grant, Joey Polston, Matthew Coffey, Ty Cundiff, and Leslie Hatcher.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 
 

DONALD PAUL SMITH, II, 47, LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA (FORMERLY OF RUSSELL COUNTY)

 
Donald Paul Smith II, 47, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Tuesday, January 24 2023 at his residence. He was born on October 22, 1975 in Gainesville, GA, a son of Bettie Auterson Smith of Russell Springs, KY and the late Donald Paul Smith.
 
Donald was an employee of State Farm Insurance Company.
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Pine Grove Cemetery, Highway 3525, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Larold Gosser officiating
 
There will be no visitation.
 
Interment: Pine Grove Cemetery
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

FRANCIS CURTIS "CURT" WETHINGTON, 75, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Francis Curtis “Curt” Wethington, 75, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Liberty Care Center in Liberty, KY. He was born July 9, 1947 in Lebanon, KY, a son of the late Joseph Cecil and Rose Bernice Wethington. 
 
Curt was proud to be a United States Army Veteran who turned 18 years old while serving his country in Vietnam. He worked over 25 years for and retired from Caldwell Tanks. Curt's family came first. He was best known as “Pa” and loved his grandchildren very much.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Mae Wethington, who passed away January 2, 2023; a brother, Adrian “Tater” Wethington; and three sisters: Nina Underwood, Mary Claire Wethington and Paulita Cooper.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Daryl (Beverly) Watts of Russell Springs
3 brothers: David “Frog” (Marlene) Wethington, Dale Wethington, and Tom (Brenda) Wethington
3 sisters: Matilda Sapp, Lois (Jim) MacLaren, and Faye (Jody) Clemens
3 granddaughters: Hannah (Jesse) York and Dana Watts
1 great-granddaughter "on the way”: Molly Mae York
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Robertson officiating
 
Interment: Russell Springs City Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Casey County Honor Guard.
 
Visitation: Saturday January 28, 2023 from 3:00pm-6:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Casey County Honor Guard.
 
Arrangements for Francis Curtis “Curt” Wethington are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

EDDIE ELKINS, 68, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Eddie Elkins, 68, of Jamestown, KY passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at THEUniversity of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, KY. He was born in Pikeville, KY on January 21, 1955, a son of the late Betty (Francis) and Sterling Elkins.
 
Eddie was a security officer.
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by  2 sisters: Larna Griffin and Mary Miller.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Mindy Burnett of Cincinnati, OH
1 son: Ruben Smith of Columbia, KY
Brother-in-law: Phillip Miller of Jamestown, KY
A host of nieces, nephews, and friends 
 
Funeral Service: Monday, January 30, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. P.J. Miller, Bro. Tim Miller and Bro. Phillip Miller officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Monday
 
Burial: Jamestown Cemetery
 
The family ask for donations to help with funeral expenses and can be made at the funeral home.
 
Pallbearers: Ruben Smith, Michael Miller, Mark Miller, Jesse Murrell, Cameron Malone, Bryson Morgan, Enrique Rincon, and Tony George.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
 

RICHARD JOHN "RICK" ESPEY, 64, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Richard John “Rick” Espey, 64, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 11:39 P.M. at the TJ Health/Columbia Emergency Room. He was born January 28, 1958 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania to the late Robert and Charlotte Lander Espey. 
 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Espey, Jr. 

 

Rick served his country in the U.S. Marines, was a former security guard and enjoyed travelling to attend car shows.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Amy Funk Espey of Columbia

2 daughters: Shelley Flory and Deborah Foster of Carlisle, Pennsylvania

1 brother: Randall Espey (Mary) of Knifley, KY

 

Funeral Service: Will be held at Joseph Nickles Funeral Home in Herminie, Pennsylvania. Completed arrangements will be announced later.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.
 

MILDRED JEAN DILLINGHAM SPARKS, 92, EDMONTON, KY

 
Mildred Jean Dillingham Sparks, 92, of Edmonton, KY passed away peacefully at her residence with her family by her side. She was born on June 25, 1930 in the Egypt Community of Adair County, which at that time was known as the Absher Community, to the late Robert O. and Flora Morris Dillingham. 
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, William Penick “Billy” Sparks; two brothers: Earl Dillingham (Evelyn) and Joe Dillingham (Judy); and her father-in-law & mother-in-law: Carter and Mary Sparks.
 
Mrs. Sparks was a member of the Edmonton United Methodist Church and over the years served on many committees within the church. She was a graduate of Columbia High School and then attended Lindsey Wilson College and continued her education at Western Kentucky University in Elementary Education and achieved a Master’s in Counseling with an emphasis in Administration. Mrs. Sparks began her teaching career in Edmonton as a fourth-grade teacher at Edmonton Elementary, where she became a favorite teacher of many students. She then moved to the new Elementary School as a counselor and later became a counselor at Metcalfe County High School before retiring and leaving a legacy.
 
At the age of 92, she was able to live in her own home until her death, having numerous caregivers that will forever be in the family’s hearts.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 children: Patricia L. “Patti” Antle (Dan) of Columbia, KY and William Richard “Rick” Sparks of Edmonton, KY
3 grandchildren: Daniel L. Antle, Jordan C. Antle (Brandi) and William B. “Ben” Antle (Claudia)
2 great-granddaughters: Calli and Atia Antle
Special great-grandson: Leonardo “Leo” Antle
Other great-grandchildren: Santiago and Samantha Guerrero and Cami and Madi Traylor
1 brother: Robert L. Dillingham (Evelyn)
Niece & nephew: Randee Norris and Robby Dillingham
Grand-dog: “Kennedy”
Special friend: Cricket Gilpin 
Several other friends & relatives
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Edmonton United Methodist Church
 
Entombment: Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens
 
Visitation: Sunday from 10:00am-2:00pmCT at Edmonton United Methodist Church, 302 S. Main St., Edmonton, KY
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 
 

CATHERINE HELEN DARNELL, 92, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Catherine Helen Darnell, 92, of Columbia, KY passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at T.J. Health Columbia. She was born in Columbia, KY on August 8, 1930 to the late Owen Lee and Lorine Grider Claywell.
 
Ms. Darnell was a member of the Charity Baptist Church and enjoyed listening to country and gospel music and spending time with her family and friends.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Sherman Dale Darnell, a daughter-in-law, Pat Darnell; two siblings: Floyd Claywell and Rebecca Grant; and three great grandchildren Gavin Neat, MaKayla Cravens and Mia Darnell.
 
SURVIVORS:
4 children: Fredia Kay Melton (Doug), Shirl Davis Darnell (Julia) and Danny Dean Darnell all of Columbia, KY and Douglas Ray Darnell (Rebecca) of Russell Springs, KY
13 grandchildren: Dayna Parnell (Mark), Christopher Darnell (Jennie Snider), Ashley Neat (Jason), LaShonda Darnell, Glen Wells (Amy), Anthony Darnell (Shanna), Adam Darnell (Karen), Tonya Roy (Dennis), Talitha Cravens (Phillip), Jeremy Darnell (Kisha), Brian Johnson, Bridgett Mouser (Joey) and Sonya Melton Burton
31 great grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren
3 siblings: Molten Claywell (Betty) of Fredericksburg, IN, Calvin Claywell (Emina) of Pennsylvania, and Edith Hadley (Elbert) of Columbia, KY 
Several nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. David Karnes officiating
 
Burial: Fudge Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 9:00amCT on Saturday
 
Pallbearers: Chris Darnell, Anthony Darnell, Adam Darnell, Jeremy Darnell, Phillip Cravens, and Dennis Roy
 
Honorary Pallbearers: remaining grandchildren
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

KATANA WILLOW SMITH, STILLBORN, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Katana Willow Smith, the stillborn daughter of Brooke Danielle Furkins and Donnell Louis Smith, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2023 at the T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her parents: Brooke Danielle Furkins and Donnell Louis Smith

1 sister: Royalty Brielle Smith

Maternal great-grandmother: Elizabeth Graham

Special aunt: Debbie McClister & uncle, Chris Furkins

 

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents: Louis Thomas & Daisy Mae Smith and an uncle, Sedgie Daniels.

 

Graveside Service: Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at the McClister Cemetery

 

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

 

LAWRENCE CLADUS "L.C." PICKETT, 90, EDMONTON, KY

 

Lawrence Cladus "L.C." Pickett, 90, of Edmonton, KY died Sunday, January 22, 2023 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital Emergency Room in Glasgow. He was born December 10, 1932 in Adair County, KY to the late Felix and Vivian Pickett.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Beatrice Meadows Pickett; his second wife, Janet Pickett; one son, Larry Pickett; one great-grandchild, Kali Pickett; six brothers; and four sisters.

 

L.C. was of the Baptist faith. He was retired from Sapp’s Bakery and worked at Phillps 66, both in Columbus, Indiana.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: James Tony Pickett & wife Barbara of Edmonton

Daughter-in-law: Debbie Pickett of Columbus, Indiana

10 grandchildren: Pete Pickett, Jamie Pickett, Joe Miller, Jeremy Pickett, Coleton Pickett, Amber Cox, Clint Pickett, Josh Pickett, Shelia Parker, & Brandon Pickett

24 great-grandchildren

Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 12:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Edwards officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 9:00 A.M. Thursday

 

Casket Bearers: Pete Pickett, Jamie Pickett, Clint Pickett, Josh Pickett, Joe Miller, Coleton Pickett

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

 

PHYLLIS REEVES SMITH, 82, COLUMBIA, KY


Phyllis Reeves Smith, 83, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 12:45 A.M. at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was born May 24, 1939 in Adair County to the late Richmond Buford “Banty” and Alma Young Reeves. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marion “Derby” Smith and three brothers: Earl Dean Holt, Paul Reeves and Glenn Reeves.

 

Phyllis was a member of Shiloh Christian Church and retired from Bank of Columbia after many years of service.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Steven Dale Conover (Pam) of Jamestown and Gary Cox Conover of Columbia

3 brothers: Louis Reeves (Nancy), Danny Reeves and Dennis Reeves (Reneé) all of Columbia

2 sisters: Mary Coffey of Glasgow and Carol Shaul of Columbia

1 grandson: Brett Jordan Conover of Somerset

Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Young and Bro. Terry Shelley officiating

 

Burial: Shiloh Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 4:00 P.M. on Friday, January 27, 2023

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to the Shiloh Cemetery Fund.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

LLOYD EUGENE "GENE" CURTIS, SR., 77, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Lloyd Eugene “Gene” Curtis, Sr., 77, of Columbia, KY died Monday, January 23, 2023 at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Mae “Lynn” Curtis on Thursday, January 19, 2023.

 

Gene formerly worked for Jennings County, Indiana Water Company and Cox Interior. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Gene was also an accomplished musician and an excellent handyman.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: Mary Kaye Graham of Columbia, Lloyd Eugene Curtis, Jr. and Lori Ann Back both of North Vernon, Indiana

2 brothers–in-law: Jim A. Patton and Willie Patton both of Columbia

2 sisters-in-law: Rosemary Harmon and Starr Tweedy both of Columbia

8 grandchildren: Amy Lynn Nichols, Mary Ellen Howard, Tyler, Britney, Baylee, Chrissy, Dalton and Wesley Curtis, & Justin Back

8 great-grandchildren & 3 great-great grandchildren

A host of other relatives & friends

 

Joint Funeral Service for Gene & Lynn Curtis: Friday, January 27, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral with Bro. Paul Patton officiating

 

Burial: Columbia Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 5:00 P.M. Thursday

 

Casket Bearers: Jesse Howard, Dalton Curtis, Sam Patton, Justin Back, Joey Ray, Austin Nichols, Jimmy Harmon

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

LILLIAN MAE "LYNN" CURTIS, 72, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Lillian Mae “Lynn” Curtis, 72, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, January 19, 2023 at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY from injuries sustained in an accident in Elizabethtown, KY. She was born May 15, 1950 in Adair County to the late Addison and Delta Pierce Patton. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Eugene Curtis, Sr. and two grandchildren, Tyler Curtis and Brandon Back. 

 

Lynn was a member of Columbia Baptist Church and had recently been attending Egypt Christian Church. She most recently worked at McDonald’s in Columbia.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: Mary Kaye Graham of Columbia, Lloyd Eugene Curtis, Jr. and Lori Ann Back both of North Vernon, Indiana

2 brothers: Jim A. Patton and Willie Patton of Columbia

2 sisters: Rosemary Harmon and Starr Tweedy of Columbia

8 grandchildren: Amy Lynn Nichols, Mary Ellen Howard, Tyler, Britney, Baylee, Chrissy, Dalton and Wesley Curtis, and Justin Back

8 great-grandchildren & 3 great-great grandchildren

A host of other relatives & friends

 

Joint Funeral Service for Gene & Lynn Curtis: Friday, January 27, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral with Bro. Paul Patton officiating

 

Burial: Columbia Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 5:00 P.M. Thursday

 

Casket Bearers: Jesse Howard, Dalton Curtis, Sam Patton, Justin Back, Joey Ray, Austin Nichols, Jimmy Harmon

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

JUDY GARLAND BLACKWELL LEWIS, 72, BARDSTOWN, KY (FORMERLY OF COLUMBIA)


Judy Garland Blackwell Lewis, 72, of Bardstown, KY passed away Sunday, January 22, 2023 at her residence. She was born February 24, 1950 in Columbia, KY. 

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Butch" William Lewis Jr.; parents, Robert and Ruth Blackwell; brother, Bob Blackwell Jr.; and sister, Ruth Ann Blackwell.

 
LOCAL SURVIVORS:

2 brothers: Ronnie Blackwell and Dale Blackwell

1 sister: Rannie Blackwell

Aunt: Lucille Graves

Longtime friend: Ala Dean Walkup

 

Funeral Service: Saturday January 28, 2023 at 3:00pmET at Barlow Funeral Home in Bardstown, KY with Rev. Harriet McElvaney, Rev. Erich Shumake and Rev. Rivers C. Sumpter officiating 

 

Burial: Lebanon National Cemetery on Monday, January 30, 2023 at 11:00amET 

 

Visitation: Saturday, January 28, 2023 after 1:00pmET at Barlow Funeral Home


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

BYRON WYATT HIXSON, 73, COLUMBIA, KY


Byron Wyatt Hixson, 73, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 3:25 P.M. at his home. He was born August 10, 1949 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Leroy and Minnie Thompson Hixson. 

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Judy Ann Neat Hixson; one brother, Ronald Hixson; and three sisters: Wilma Johnson, Vera Davenport, Euna Cravens.

 

Byron was retired from the Adair County Regional Jail, enjoyed playing golf, playing cards with friends, horse racing and spending time with family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Marsha Hixson of Columbia

2 sons: Barry Hixson (Angie) of Columbia, Gary Hixson (Dana) of Knifley

3 grandsons: Will Hixson (Emma), Jake Hixson (Callee), Brady Hixson (Kendyl Hardin)

1 granddaughter: Chloe Hixson

2 great-grandsons: Roman Hixson and Baker Hixson

Brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law: Dallas and Sheila Neat, Jeff and Rita Neat all of Columbia, Dewayne and Rhonda Neat of Russell Springs

Several nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Don Neat officiating

 

Burial: New Hope Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Wednesday

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to the New Hope Cemetery Fund and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

 

Casket Bearers: Will Hixson, Jake Hixson, Brady Hixson, Dewayne Neat, Jeff Neat, Dallas Neat, Eric Antle


Honorary: Jamey Neat, Scotty Neat, Steve Corbin, Bug Knight, John Grider, Mickey Feese, Perry Parrish

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

CAROLYN SUE BERNARD LANDERS, 85, PROSPECT, KY (formerly of Russell Springs)


Carolyn Sue Benard Landers, 85, of Prospect KY (formerly of Russell Springs), passed away January 19 at her home.


SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Pam Bussert of Georgia

2 sons: Greg Landers of Louisville and Jeff Landers of Russell Springs

 

Funeral service: Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 12 noon at Pearson’s Funeral Home in Louisville, KY 

 

Burial: Rest Haven Cemetery

 

KRISTINEA WILSON, 61, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Kristinea Wilson, 61, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Friday, January 20, 2023 at her home. She was born in Indianapolis, IN, on June 9, 1961, a daughter of the late Ethel (Merrifield) and Leonard Grider.

Kristinea was a billing clerk.

SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Melissa Wilson of Russell Springs, KY and Chrystal Wilson of Indianapolis, IN
2 sons: Dewayne Wilson of Russell Springs, KY and Tony Wilson of Hope, IN
2 brothers: Todd Grider of Columbus, IN and James Grider of Indianapolis, IN
Special friend: Mark Rooks of Russell Springs, KY

7 grandchildren

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Charles Shepherd officiating

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

Burial: Grider Haynes Cemetery in Russell Springs, KY

Pallbearers; Zander Wilson, Justin Thomsom, Rob Wise, Tony Wilson, Todd Grider, Mike Scott, Jimmy Morgan, Michael Miller, and Tyler Emily

 

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

 

ELIZA CREOLA BIGGS, 85, GREENSBURG, KY (ADAIR COUNTY NATIVE)

 

Eliza Creola Biggs, 85, of Greensburg, KY died Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at Norton’s Healthcare Pavilion Hosparus Inpatient Unit in Louisville. She was born February 1, 1937 in Adair County, KY to the late Pete and Nancy Elizabeth Tucker Cox. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnie James “Sock” Biggs; 4 brothers: James H. Cox, William Cox, Jay Cox and Norman Wesley Cox and 4 sisters: Myrtle Cox Bright, Flossie Cox Taylor, Edna Hampton Cox and Mary Alice Thompson.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 children: Jeff Biggs (Pam Wilson) of Columbia and Jennifer Biggs (Barry Burton) of Russell Springs

1 brother: Howard Cox of Louisville

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

 

BRENDA JOYCE BURTON KEITH, 76, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Brenda Joyce Burton Keith, 76, of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, KY. She was born on November 8, 1946 in the Garlin community of Adair County to the late Henry Thomas and Narie Evelyn Coffey Burton. 

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Louis Keith and a brother, Freddie Burton.

 

Brenda was of the Christian faith and retired from Fruit of the Loom and Lindsey Wilson College. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family and friends. 

 

SURVIVORS:

Special nephews & niece: Joey Keith (Nicole), Davey Keith (Shirley), Jamie Keith, Tristen Keith and Jessica Keith all of Columbia, KY

5 siblings: Ronald Lee Burton (Genet) of Edinburgh, IN, Audrey Burton (Harold) of Columbia, KY, Gary Burton (Judy) of Louisville, KY, Sharon Burton of Columbus, IN and Greg Burton (Roseann) of Edinburgh, IN

Brother-in-law: David Harold Keith (Jeanette) of Columbia, KY

Several nieces, nephews, friends & other relatives

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 3:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Ralph Foster officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 9:00amCT on Saturday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Pallbearers: Joey Keith, Kevin Burton, Davey Keith, Jamie Keith, Tristan Keith, and Jeff Dickson

 

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

 

SHERRIE LYNN LUTTRELL, 54, WINDSOR, KY

 
Sherrie Lynn Luttrell, 54, of Windsor, KY passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at her home. She was born in Somerset, KY on February 22, 1968, a daughter of the late Rosella (Hatfield) and Benny Sears.
 
Sherrie was a farm assistant.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Debbie Helm.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Brandon Sears of Windsor, KY
3 daughters: Latisha Sears of Somerset, KY; Shonna Roy of Jamestown, KY; and Debrina Campbell of Windsor, KY
1 sister: Rebecca Harper of Somerset, KY
3 brothers: Ronnie Sears of Science Hill, KY; Robby Sears of Liberty, KY; and Delbert Sears of Burkesville, KY
Special friend: Arvis Luttrell of Windsor, KY
10 grandchildren
 
Visitation: Friday, January 20, 2023 from 5:00pm-7:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY
 
Burial will be private.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

ROYCE RAY MCQUEARY, 78, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Royce Ray McQueary, 78, of Russell Springs, KY was born on June 15, 1944 and departed this life on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown.
 
Royce was a former Russell County Road Department employee having served as foreman and was a farmer. His favorite pastime, when he was younger, was showing his prized mules. Royce won several local and state competitions with the mules over the years. 
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruby and Tina Flanagan McQueary; one son, Mark McQueary; one sister, Vivian Eastham; and a brother, Glenville McQueary.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Vickie (Dwight) Richards of Jamestown
2 sons: Darrell (Janet) McQueary and Timothy McQueary, both of Russell Springs
1 daughter-in-law: Allison McQueary of Russell Springs
10 grandchildren & 7 great-grandchildren
3 brothers: Ronald (Wanda) McQueary, Larry (LaDonna) McQueary and Jimmy (Jeanie) McQueary of Russell Springs 
A host of nieces, nephews, family & friends 
 
Funeral Service: Friday, January 20, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Friday
 
Interment: Russell Springs City Cemetery
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

DARLA STEPHENS GOSSAGE, 52, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Darla Stephens Gossage, 52, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, January 16, 2023 at the T.J. Sampson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY. She was born in Somerset, KY on August 9, 1970, a daughter of Donita (Thomas) Stephens of Jamestown, KY and the late Ralph Stephens.
 
Darla worked at Stephens Pipe and Steel.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her mother: Donita Stephens of Jamestown, KY
Maternal grandmother: Alberta "Granny Bird" Thomas of Russell Springs
4 children: Dustin Jade Stephens of Danville, KY, Brittany Nicole Gossage of Anderson, SC, Jasmine Brooke York and Jaden York of Jamestown, KY
1 sister: Dana (Scott) Gaskin of Russell Springs, KY
1 brother: Chris Stephens of Jamestown, KY
A host of aunts, uncles, cousins & friends
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 3:00pmCT at Bernard Ridge Church of God in Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Danny Wayne Stephens and Bro. Eric Richardson officiating
 
Burial: Bernard Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Thursday at Bernard Ridge Church of God
 
Pallbearers: Scott Gaskin, Nathanel McElroy, Jeremy Thomas, Edward Hedges, Daeonda Daniel, Brandon Marple and David Stephens
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Hayden Rowland and Timmy Carter
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY in charge of arrangements.
 

ELDERAY WALTERS, 76, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Elderay Walters, 76, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at Russell County Hospital. He was born on September 17, 1946 in Russell County, KY, a son of the late Artist “R.T.” and Mary Easter Walters.
 
Elderay was a retired mechanic, having worked at Russell Sportswear, Fruit of the Loom and Palm Beach. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. Elderay deeply loved his family and spending time with them. 
 
In addition to his parents, Elderay was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Royce Walters, Dean Walters and Rancel Walters and a sister, Wanda Lucas. 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: Troy (Ann) Walters of Russell Springs and Jordan (Brooke) Walters of Somerset
1 daughter: Lisa Keltner (Todd Lanham) of Columbia
6 grandchildren: Landon Walters, Logan Walters, Megan (Dustin) Knight, Amber Penick (Cody Martin), Haydn Walters, and Everleigh Walters
3 great-grandchildren: Kailey Penick, Lily Penick, and Jayden Bishop
1 sister: Diana (Mike) Gurley of Somerset
 
Funeral Service: Friday, January 20, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. David Walters officiating
 
Burial: Fairview Memorial Cemetery
 
Visitation: Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Pallbearers: Landon Walters, Logan Walters, Dustin Knight, Chad Henderson, Jeremy Thomas, and Todd Lanham 
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Brian Walters, David Walters, and Mike Gurely 
 
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

MILLIE CAROL "MC" SMITH NEAL, 27, JAMESTOWN, KY


Millie Carol "MC" Smith Neal, 27, of Jamestown, KY passed away Saturday, January 14, 2023 at her home. She was born in Jamestown, KY on June 26, 1995, a daughter of Leonard Dwight Smith of Albany, KY and the late Millie Neal.

SURVIVORS:

Her father: Leonard Dwight Smith of Albany, KY
A host of aunts & uncles: Carolyn Neal, Harry Neal, Jimmy Neal, Carol Nichols, Carla Coffey, J.D. Smith and Clarence 

Funeral Service: Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Brian Fudge officiating

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Thursday

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

GERALDINE PETTY WALL, 70, INDIANAPOLIS, IN (ADAIR COUNTY NATIVE)


Geraldine Petty Wall, 70, of Indianapolis, IN died December 24, 2022 at IU Health North in Carmel, Indiana. She was born June 26, 1952 in Adair County, KY to the late Earl McCoy “Toy” and Hazel Earls Petty. 
 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Turner.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 brothers: Earl Petty and Terry Petty both of Columbia

2 sisters: Bernice Jessie of Edmonton and Brenda Turner of Columbia

Several nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends

 

The family chose Cremation and will hold a Graveside Service at Haven Hill Cemetery at a later date.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

TREVA JOYCE DOWNEY BALLOU, 84, COLUMBIA, KY


Treva Joyce Downey Ballou, 84, of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, January 15, 2023 at Summit Manor Nursing Home. She was born on March 11, 1938 in Milltown, KY to the late Owen and Edna Thomas Keltner.
 

She was preceded in death by her husbands: Kenneth “Buck” Downey and Albert Chandler “Happy” Ballou.

 

Treva formerly attended the Bethany Baptist Church and was a retired Beautician after working for 55 years in the Adair County area. She was the first female Magistrate in Adair County serving District 5. While serving, she was instrumental in getting gas lines and cable TV from Columbia to the Green County line and the construction of the Adair Annex and the Adair County Regional Jail.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Kenneth “Kenny Buck” Downey (Dorlis) of Columbia, KY

3 step-grandchildren: Danny Joe Powell and Marshall Allen Powell (Mary) both of Somerset, KY and Telenia Dobbs (Tracy) of Morgantown, KY

Special friend: Jackie Ballou of Columbia

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 12:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Darrell Coffey officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: Saturday after 8:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Pallbearers: Danny Powell, Dale Blackwell, Jason Curry, Michael Keltner, Chuck Rogers, and Colton Downey.

PAYNE JANES, 84, MILLTOWN, KY


Payne Janes, 84, of Milltown, KY died Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 4:00 P.M. at Green Hill Manor Nursing Home in Greensburg. He was born August 16, 1938 in Adair County, KY to the late Galeon and Sallie Keltner Janes. 
 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tasha Bryant and the following siblings: Lewis, Johnnie, Bill, Norman and Herbert Janes, Ruth Burris, Ernestine Kemp, Freida Smith and Sue Cundiff.

 

Payne was attending Pierce’s Chapel Baptist Church, was a mechanic, operated a wrecker service and owned and operated Janes Custom Meat Processing.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Frances Stinson Janes of Milltown

3 sons: Bobby Wayne Janes of Florida, Anthony (Jodie) Janes of Columbia, Mark (Ruby) Janes of Milltown

1 brother: Ollen Janes of Milltown

2 sisters: Phyllis Stone of Columbia and Retter Bailey of Campbellsville

7 grandchildren: Sharaya (Justin) DeSousa, Adam Janes, Brittany (Brady) Bryant, Alex Janes, Brandon Coomer, Adam (Meagan) Coomer and Meagan Coomer

5 great-grandchildren: Palmer, Grayson, Boston, Riley and Payton

Several nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Cary Dunbar officiating

 

Burial: Tarter’s Chapel Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 4:00 P.M. Wednesday

 

In lieu of flowers, donations to Tarter’s Chapel Cemetery Fund would be appreciated and can be left at the funeral home.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

LEONARD "LEN" WARBIANY, 73, ALSIP, ILLINOIS


Leonard “Len” Warbiany, 73, of Alsip, Illinois passed away following heart complications on January 12, 2023. He was born in Chicago on November 9, 1949 to the late Julius and Gertrude Warbiany (nee Maruszak).

 

He was preceded in death less than a month ago by his beloved wife of nearly 49 years, Sharon Warbiany (nee Grant)

 

Len was a former truck driver and current dispatcher for GT Express Trucking in Kankakee. Len was a medic in the Army during Viet Nam. In his free time, he enjoyed playing his drums, loved music, loved fishing, but lived for his family, especially his grandchildren! He will be greatly missed by all that knew him! 

 

SURVIVORS:

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

 

Visitation: Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023 from 2:00pm-8:00pmET at Brady-Gill Funeral Home, 16600 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, IL


Local Visitation: After 11:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home, 367 Main Street, Russell Springs, KY on Thursday, January 19, 2023

 

Interment: Dixon Cemetery, Jamestown, KY next to his beloved wife, Sharon. Full military honors will be performed by the Russell County Honor Guard. 
 

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guestbook and leave a condolence message at www.midwestmortuary.com.

 

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

ARLIS RANDALL HOPPER, 78, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Arlis Randal Hopper, 78, of Russell Springs, KY passed away at his home on Sunday, January 15, 2023. He was born on April 16, 1944 in the Salem community, the son of the late Claude and Faye Hopper. 
 

Randal had a heart of gold and never met a stranger. He attended Square Oak Separate Baptist Church for over 20 years. He is a former Magistrate of the 3rd District in Russell County and Owner of Hoppers Backhoe Service, where he continued to work until a few months before his passing. He was an avid fisherman and loved to garden and share his crops with his family and friends. He loved to tell stories, watch FOX News, talk politics, and was the Kentucky Wildcats biggest fan. Most of all, he loved his family and the Lord. 

 

SURVIVORS:

His loving wife: Vela Hopper of Russell Springs

3 children: Scott Hopper, Joey (Mildred) Hopper, and Rhonda (Johnny) Thomas of Russell Springs

3 grandchildren: Sasha (Philip) Kyburz of Wolcott, Indiana, Steven Popplewell of Louisville, KY and Chloe Thomas of Orlando, Florida

3 brothers: Lowell (Jo) Hopper of Russell Springs, Lloyd (Betty) Hopper of Bethel, Ohio and Philip Hopper of Russell Springs

3 sisters: Nila (Albert) Lothery of Peking, Indiana, Lyda Foster of Clarksville, Indiana and Tina Haydon of Clarksville, Indiana

3 stepchildren

A host of great grandchildren
 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: C.O. Hopper, J.M. Hopper and his late wife, Wanda; his sister Bonnie Plante and her late husband, Frenchie; and a brother-in-law, Timmie Foster
 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 10:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Conner and Bro. Lloyd Hopper officiating

 

Burial: Salem Cemetery

 

Visitation: Tuesday, January 17, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home
 

Pallbearers: Dean Roy, Richie Wilson, Gary Kinnett, Matthew Tucker, Doug Polston, and David Whittle

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42503. 

 

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

RANDALL FLOYD BROWN, 54, BOWLING GREEN, KY


Randall Floyd Brown, 54, of Bowling Green, KY passed away peacefully on Friday, January 13, 2023 in Bowling Green. The Casey County, KY native was born on June 10, 1968, a son of Jo Ann Curry and Lewis Curry.

 

Randall loved his family fiercely, was a soccer fan, and was an avid University of Kentucky Basketball fan. He worked for Lifeskills where he developed many friendships, and his best friend that he loved, Donna Sweeney. Randall was a loving son, brother, uncle, and friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew him. 

 

SURVIVORS:

Mom & dad: Jo Ann Curry and Lewis Curry

2 sisters: Tammie Perkins and Julie Wilson

1 brother: Kenny Perkins

Nieces & nephews: Magan Moffett (Kyle), Jacob Wilson (Brittany), Blake Perkins (Katie Beth), Jarod Wilson (Amanda), and Jansen Wilson (Logan Barber)

Great-nieces & nephews: Bracken Moffett, Stella Mae Wilson, and Nolan Wilson

Special friend: Donna Sweeney

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 11:00amCT at J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel, Bowling Green, KY

 

Burial: Bowling Green Gardens
 

Visitation: After 9:00amCT on Saturday

 

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

 

MATTIE GUFFEY, 82, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Mattie I. Guffey, 82, of Jamestown, KY passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023 at her home. She was born on March 29, 1940 in Creelsboro, KY, a daughter of the late James Earl and Jessie Marie George Birdwell. 
 
Mattie was a farmer and a retired quality control worker for Fruit of the Loom after 29 years of service. She previously owned and operated a dairy farm with her husband, Alfred. Mattie enjoyed baking and quilting and she loved her family dearly. 
 
In addition to her parents, Mattie was preceded in death by four brothers: William Birdwell, Joe Birdwell, Phillip Birdwell, and David Birdwell; and one sister, Eva Rae Garner. 
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Alfred Guffey of Jamestown
1 son: Daniel (Vandra) Guffey of Lawrenceburg
1 daughter: Tammy L. (Charles) Johnson of Russell Springs
3 grandchildren: Renee (Marc) Wurst of Bowling Green, Codee (Hailey) Guffey and Clay Guffey of Lawrenceburg
2 great-grandchildren: Andrew Barnett and Edie Kathleen Guffey
2 sisters: Sue Todd and Maye Rexroat, both of Columbia
 
Funeral Service: Monday, January 16, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Daniel Keaton officiating
 
Burial: Jack Lawless Cemetery
 
Visitation: Sunday, January 15, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home. 
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations of sympathy be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42501.
 
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

CARRIE LEE KERNS, 69, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Carrie Lee Kerns, 69, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at Baptist Health in Lexington, KY with her family by her side. She was born February 10, 1953 in Cleveland, OH to the late Loe and Leona Bailey Smith.

 

Carrie enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening and spending time with her family and friends.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Nicholas Kerns and three brothers: Larry, Eddie, and Tommy Smith.

 

SURVIVORS: 

Her husband: Joe Kerns of Russell Springs, KY

2 sons: Joe Kelly Kerns (Melissa) of Richmond, KY and Matthew Kerns (Keri) of Hiseville, KY

5 grandchildren: Caleigh, Hunter, Sydney, Ava, and Sawyer Kerns

2 siblings: Gary Smith (Joann) of Columbia, KY, and Katherine Poulan (Jerry) of Augusta, GA

Several nieces & nephews

 

Funeral Service: Monday, January 16, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Richie Curtis officiating

 

Burial: Kerns Cemetery

 

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

 

Pallbearers: Eric Kerns, Keith Kerns, Hunter Kerns, Steven Kerns, Kennedy McFarland, and Tony Kerr  

 

Honorary Pallbearers: Sawyer Kerns, Carl Mings, Kyle McFarland, and Clint Smith

 

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

 

TYREL LEE WATERMAN, 60, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Tyrel Lee Waterman, 60, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, January 8, 2023 at her residence. She was born December 1, 1962 in Oklahoma, the daughter of the late Ray Ballenger and Iona Ballenger.

 

Tyrel was a former employee of Stephen's Pipe and Steel and a homemaker.


SURVIVORS:
Her Husband: Steven Waterman of Russell Springs, KY
1 daughter: Chyanne Waterman of Russell Springs, KY

1 sister: Debra Frenya of Russell Springs, KY

1 brother: James Justus of Russell Springs, KY

 

The family chose cremation and no services are planned.

 

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

BETTY MARIE SCHAEFFER, 89, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Betty Marie Schaeffer, 89, of Columbia, KY, previously of Clare, Michigan passed away following a short fight with cancer, on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at her home. She was born on October 19, 1933, the daughter of Carl and Faye (Gould) Wurts.  

 
Betty was united in marriage to Bill Schaeffer on September 6, 1952 in Clare. Betty, along with Bill, had been the owner/operator of Schaeffer's Restaurant in Clare. She was a member of the Clare Business and Professional Women’s Club and did freelance photography for the Clare Sentinel. Betty was an avid quilter and enjoyed watching “her” birds.  She was an active member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in Clare.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Bill, and a grandson.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Jim (Ann) Schaeffer of Kentucky
3 daughters: Susan "Sue" (Bruce) Casagranda of Crystal Falls, Michigan, Vivian "Vicki" (Conrad) Holovach of Clare County, Michigan, and Cathy McKibben of Kentucky
8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 11:00amET at the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home, 1005 North McEwan St., Clare, MI 48617 with Pastor Paul C. Fetzer officiating
 
Burial: Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant, 740 S Mission Rd, Mt Pleasant, Michigan
 
Visitation: Wednesday, January 11, 2023 from 2:00pm-4:00pmET and 6:00pm-8:00pmET at Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home
 
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) or to the Lustgarten Foundation (www.lustgarten.org).
 

INEZ YORK, 69, DUNNVILLE, KY

 

Inez York, 69, of Dunnville, KY passed away Monday, January 9, 2023 at Ephraim McDowell Medical Center in Danville. She was born April 28, 1953, a daughter of the late Ethard and Eva Miller Popplewell.  

 

Inez worked for many years as a seamstress at Osh Kosh, Russell Sportswear and Fruit of the Loom.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Gradith Popplewell and Garnett Popplewell and three sisters: Darlene Shell, Redith Stinson and Nelphia Wilson.

 

SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Elvin York
3 sons: Stephen Popplewell of Dunnville, David (Angie) York of Jamestown and Lonnie Roy of Russell Springs
1 daughter: Jennifer (Corey) Seals of Yukon, Oklahoma
3 brothers: Hearl Popplewell, Aubrey Popplewell and Gervin Popplewell
2 sisters: Aldene Kiefer and Andell Hanlon
5 grandchildren: Aylee Ellis, Noah Ellis, Riley Ellis, Kendall Roy and Jasmine Roy

 

Funeral Services will be held privately by her family with burial in the Salem Cemetery.

 

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

MARY MARGARET HILL, 92, BUFORD, GA


Mary Margaret Hill, 92, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, January 8, 2023 at her residence. She was born in Lula, KY on October 14, 1930 to the late Otha and Laura Bowlin Smith. 


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Horace W. Hill and 7 siblings: Lloyd, Arnold, Lawrence, Ira, Lucy, Gene, and Walter.

 

Mrs. Hill was a member of the First Church of God in Lafayette, IN and later attended Lake Wales Church of God in Lake Wales, FL before moving to Buford, GA. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, camping, spending time at their lake house and going out on the pontoon, the beach and spending time with her family and friends. She was a loving and caring mom, wife, and friend, and to know her was to love her.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 children: Danny J. Hill and Juanita Hill Curry (J. Glen) both of Buford, GA

1 grandson: Bret W. Hill of Monticello, IN

Sister-in-law: Ruby Smith of Columbia, KY

Brother-in-law: Harold “Peck” Hill of Edmonton, KY

Several other friends & relatives

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, January 14, 2023 at  2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: Saturday after 10:00amCT at the funeral home

 

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

 

 

EUDOXIE HOPPER GOFF, 97, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Eudoxie Hopper Goff, 97, of Russell Springs, KY passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, January 8, 2023 at the Russell County Hospital. She was born on May 27, 1925 in Russell County, a daughter of the late James Monroe and Mary Walters Hopper. 
 
Eudoxie was a retired seamstress with 40+ years of service at Palm Beach. She was also a faithful member of Fairview Baptist Church. Eudoxie was a very independent lady who loved her family and her cat, Gracie, dearly.
 
In addition to her parents, Eudoxie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William T. “Bill” Goff, who passed away on December 8, 2000; three brothers: Rev. Olka Hopper, Claude Hopper, and Rev. Olin Hopper; and five sisters: Laura Dause, Patrie McBeath, Roxie Rexroat, Beulah Garner, and Halla Smith.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 sister: Clarice Hopper Fields of Elizabethtown
A host of nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Friday, January 13, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Fairview Baptist Church with Bro. Bill Mullins officiating
 
Burial: Fairview Memorial Cemetery
 
Visitation: Thursday, January 12, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and on Friday after 8:00amCT at Fairview Baptist Church
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations of sympathy be made to Fairview Memorial Cemetery Fund, c/o Vicki Wade, 2594 E. Hwy 80, Russell Springs, KY 42642.
 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

DOVIE LOU GALBREATH, 58, JAMESTOWN, KY


Dovie Lou Galbreath, 58, of Jamestown, KY passed away Monday, December 26, 2022. She was born December 2, 1964 in Elwood, Indiana,  a daughter of the late James William, Sr. and Judith Ann Foor Galbreath. 
 

Dovie loved taking care of her baby dolls and listening to the radio. She enjoyed going places, visiting Mighty Dollar and coloring.


SURVIVORS:

1 brother: James Galbreath, Jr. of Jamestown

Special friend: Brenda Deel
 

Along with her parents, Dovie was preceded in death by her sister, Rosemary Galbreath.

 

Memorial services will be held at a later date. 

 

Arrangements for Dovie Lou Galbreath have been entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.

 

DANNY ISBELL, 75, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Danny Isbell, 75, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at Russell County Hospital. He was born on March 25, 1947 in Walton, KY, a son of the late James Daniel and Alma Ray Grider Isbell. 
 
Danny was a US Army veteran and a member of the Russell Springs First Baptist Church. He was also a former member of the Russell Springs Volunteer Fire Department and a school bus driver. Danny was an avid UK Basketball fan, loved listening to country music and eating lunch at Esto Country Store & Café. 
 
In addition to his parents, Danny was preceded in death by his loving wife, Karen Snow Isbell, who passed away on June 22, 2016; two brothers: James Daniel Isbell and David Lewis Isbell; and two sisters: Alma Louise Krueger and Ruth Ann Bottom. 
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: Robbie (Melanie) Isbell of Glasgow, KY and Eric Isbell of Jamestown, KY
5 grandchildren: Asher Isbell, Layla Isbell, Asa Isbell, Nikola Isbell, and Remy Isbell
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 10:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Christian Naylor officiating
 
Burial: Russell Springs City Cemetery with full military honors by the Russell County DAV 
 
Visitation: Monday, January 9, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Pallbearers: Asher Isbell, Denver Rose, Mark Rose, Charles Smith, Mike Sexton, and Matt Sexton
 
Honorary pallbearers: Asa Isbell, Nikola Isbell, and Remy Isbell
 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

LINDA KAY DOWNEY KARNES, 75, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Linda Kay Downey Karnes, 75, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, January 5, 2023 at Summit Manor Nursing Home. She was born December 2, 1947 in Milltown, KY to the late Edwin and Ortella Keltner Downey. 

 

Linda was a member of Columbia Baptist Church, formerly worked at Fruit of the Loom, Summit Manor Nursing Home and the Adair County Youth Development Center.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Eric Karnes of Columbia

1 daughter: Kimberly Grant of Columbia

1 brother: Garry Downey of Milltown

2 grandchildren: James Wyatt Grant and Hillary Ashton Karnes

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Johnson officiating

 

Burial: Columbia Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Sunday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

MARY ANN CALDWELL, 61, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Mary Ann Caldwell, 61, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at her home after an illness. She was born January 10, 1961 in Adair County to the late John D. Bailey and Doris Miller.  

 

In addition to her father and mother, she was preceded in death by a son, Marcus Gregory Caldwell and two brothers: Jimmy Miller and Donnie Miller.


Mary Ann was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, former director of the Adair County Senior Citizen Center, worked at Fruit of the Loom for 15 years, at Amazon for 10 years, and was currently a Paparazzi Consultant.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Gregory Caldwell of Columbia

2 sons: Christopher Caldwell of Denver, Colorado and Byron Caldwell of Columbia

1 brother: Timmy Miller of Columbia

3 sisters: Davie Johnston (Anton) of Louisville, Kelly Turner (Robert) and Verchelle Wheat (Russ) of Columbia

Her father-in-law: George Caldwell of Columbia

5 grandchildren: Alexus Caldwell, Derrick Caldwell (Carla), Natalie Caldwell, D’Sean Murphy, Olivia Harmon

3 great-grandchildren: Ava Caldwell, Jayveon Huddleston, & Derrick Caldwell, Jr. (and expecting her 4th great-grandchild, Marcus Gregory Caldwell)

2 special grandchildren: Samantha and Matthew Choate of Columbia

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral service: Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Curle delivering the Eulogy

 

Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Saturday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

RONALD EUGENE BOLTON, 87, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Ronald Eugene Bolton, 87, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Monday, January 2, 2023 at his home. He was born September 12, 1935 in Lapel, Indiana, a son of the late Kenneth Eugene Bolton and Elizabeth Johnson Tillie. 
 
Ronald was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a retired diesel mechanic of 34 years. He was a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church. Ronald loved “wheeling and dealing”, racing motorcycles, and building hotrods. He also enjoyed boating and camping with his family.
 
In addition to his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by two daughters: Angela Holden and Barbara Sue Combs; one brother, Michael Bolton; and one sister, Sandy Presser. 
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Marcella Merrifield Bolton of Russell Springs
3 sons: Ronald Eugene Bolton, II (Debbie) of Commiskey, Indiana, Jeff Irving (Chris) of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Donnie Edward Balding (Leslie) of Florida
2 daughters: Kathy McClough and Sherri Fishburn, both of Seymour, Indiana
17 grandchildren: Starie, Mason, Nick, Stevie, Charlie, Matthew, Sonya, Shelly, Donna, Kadi, Christy, Torin, Thomas, Megan, Danielle, Lacey, and Andrew
19 great-grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Byron Vanarsdale officiating
 
Burial: Poplar Grove Cemetery with full military honors by the Russell County Honor Guard
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Saturday at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

WANDA MAE WETHINGTON, 75, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Wanda Mae Wethington, 75, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, January 2, 2023 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born August 1, 1947 in Jamestown, KY, the daughter of the late Oves Cardell and Elizabeth Ballenger Chapman.  
 
Her family was her #1 thing; Wanda loved her husband, her children and grandchildren dearly. She was a faithful Christian woman who would go out of her way for anyone. Wanda was also an avid reader.
 
Along with her parents, Wanda was preceded in death by her first husband, Harry Gene Watts; a brother, Ronnie Chapman; and 2 brothers-in-law: Jimmy Grider and John Sweigart.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Francis “Curt” Wethington of Russell Springs, KY
1 son: Daryl (Beverly) Watts of Russell Springs, KY
2 brothers: Rudy (Jenny) Chapman of Jamestown, KY and John (Jo) Chapman of Indiana
2 sisters: Cathy Grider and Lucy Sweigart, both of Indiana
Sister-in-law: Jackie Chapman of Jamestown, KY
2 granddaughters: Hannah (Jesse) York and Dana Watts
1 great-granddaughter “on the way”: Molly Mae York
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Conner officiating
 
Burial: Bethel Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Sunday
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org or to a cancer fund of your choice.
 
Arrangements for Wanda Mae Wethington are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

CEOLA KATHLEEN HILL, 82, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Ceola Kathleen Hill, 82, of Jamestown, KY passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at her home. She was born April 20, 1940 in Adair County, KY, a daughter of the late Elza and Ina Stotts Murphy.  
 
Ceola married Albert Earl Hill on October 13, 1956. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Ceola enjoyed babysitting and gardening.
 
Along with her parents, Ceola was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Earl Hill; 3 brothers: Floyd Murphy, Jay Dell Murphy and Bobby Dean Murphy; 3 sisters: Imogene Akers, Barbara Janes and Dorothy Roy; and 3 half-sisters: Elsie Wilson, Ruby Beaty and Alene Morrison.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: Clint (Johnna) Hill of Jamestown, KY and Mark Hill (Patricia Floyd) of Adair County, KY
1 daughter: Kathy (Daniel) Black of Adair County, KY
2 brothers: Carlos Murphy of Indiana and Donald (Elizabeth) Murphy of Greensburg, KY
3 grandchildren: Erin (Cody) Crockett, Austin (Andrea) Hill, and Holly Black
2 great-grandchildren: Kasen Thomas Hill and Gwenyvere Kay Crockett (and 2 "on the way"- twins)
 
Funeral Service: Friday, January 6, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home.  
 
Burial: Hill Family Cemetery
 
Visitation: Thursday, January 5, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Pallbearers: Clint Hill, Mark Hill, Austin Hill, Daniel Black, Cody Crockett and David Hadley
 
Arrangements for Ceola Kathleen Hill are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

PAUL DOUGLAS "DOUG" HATCHER, 62, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Paul Douglas “Doug” Hatcher, 62, of Columbia, KY passed away Monday, January 2, 2023 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born in Columbia, KY on January 19, 1960 to the late James and Hilda Bruton Hatcher.
 
Doug was of the Christian faith and enjoyed riding his mule, trading on beef cattle and spending time with his family and friends.
 
SURVIVORS: 
His wife: Diane Wheeler Hatcher of Columbia, KY
2 children: Eric Hatcher (Jessica) and Kandace Hatcher Webster (Alan), both of Columbia, KY
6 grandchildren: Dallas, Waylon, and Memphis Hatcher; Khloe, Finley, and Paisley Webster
5 siblings: Linda Bragg (David) of Bowling Green, KY; Mike Hatcher (Wanda), Gary Hatcher (Terri Lynn) and Carl Bailey (Jamie) all of Columbia, KY; Keith Hatcher (Ann) of Russell Springs, KY
Several nieces, nephews, friends & other relatives
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Conover officiating
 
Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery
 
Visitation: Wednesday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Thursday morning at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home. 
 
Pallbearers: Alan Webster, Chase Hatcher, Dylan Hatcher, Blake Hatcher, Jacody Downey, and Lonnie Hourigan
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Joseph Bailey and Cody Hourigan
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

DORA ALLENE FROEDGE, 88, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Dora Allene Froedge, 88, of Columbia, KY died Monday, January 2, 2023 at her home. She was born May 21, 1934 in Louisville, KY to the late Dennis and Dora Roach Garrison.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Froedge on April 16, 2018.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Allan Froedge of Columbia and Max Froedge of Oklahoma

3 grandchildren: Alex Froedge, McKinley Spillman and Jake Froedge

5 great-grandchildren,

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Friday, January 6, 2023 at 12:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home

 

Burial: Moore Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Friday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

MARILYN SUE "SUSIE" MARTIN, 61, MONTICELLO, KY


Marilyn Sue "Susie” Martin, 61, of Monticello, KY was born May 9,1961 and departed this life Thursday, December 29, 2022. She was born in Somerset, KY, the daughter of William Clyde Smith and the late Velma Reynolds Smith.
 

Marilyn had accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior many years ago and was a member of the Newtown Baptist Church.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Michael Martin

Father: William Clyde Smith

2 sons: Dustin Wayne (Jennifer) Martin and Jacob William (Morgan) Martin

1 sister: Patsy (Mike) Blevins

5 grandchildren: Madison Ragan, Alex Martin, Harper Martin, Owen Martin, and Penelope Martin

2 great-grandchildren: Huston Ray Ragan and Hadleigh Ragan (& 1 on the way)

 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Velma Reynolds Smith and 2 sisters: Donna Loukes and Sherry Evans.

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 11:00amET at Hickey Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello, KY

 

Burial: Elk Spring Cemetery

 

Visitation: Tuesday, January 3, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmET at the funeral home

 

Hickey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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

 

RELLA LOUISE CENTERS, 83, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Rella Louise Centers, 83, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, January 1, 2023 at Summit Manor Nursing Home. She was born February 2, 1939 in Russell Springs, KY, the daughter of the late Scott Andrew and Bessie Coffey Andrew.


SURVIVORS:

3 daughters: Rita Robertson (Kirby) of Russell Springs, KY, Rhonda Helm (Jerry) of Jamestown, KY and Reva Wilson (Joey) of Russell Springs, KY

2 sisters: Rena Harris of Mt. Washington, KY and Rosetta Shepherd of Russell Springs, KY

2 brothers: Richie Andrew of Russell Springs, KY and Rastie Andrew of Jamestown, KY

4 grandchildren & 9 great-grandchildren 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Centers; a son, Randy Mann; 2 sisters: Reba Davis and Rejina Reeder; and a brother, Ravin Andrew.


Funeral Service: Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. David Blair officiating

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at Wilson Funeral Home

Interment: Mill Springs National Cemetery, 9044 West Highway 80, Nancy, KY

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

ALICE PRUITT, 90, INDIANAPOLIS, IN (ADAIR COUNTY NATIVE)


Alice L. Pruitt, 90, of Indianapolis, IN passed away December 21, 2022. She was born September 19, 1932 in the Vester community of Adair County, KY to the late Riley and Delie Burton. 
 

Alice married Roy L. Pruitt on April 21, 1950 and was most recently employed with the City of Indianapolis in the Mayor’s Action Call Center for 6 years, retiring in 1997. She was a member of the Whosoeverwill Baptist Church in Edinburgh, IN.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her loving husband of 72 years: Roy L. Pruitt

6 children: Michael L. Pruitt (Shaune), Larry K. Pruitt (Darletta), Sheila K. Hill, Terry A. Pruitt (Sandra), Kevin D. Pruitt (Kim), and Jeffrey L. Pruitt (Darla)

1 brother: Nathaniel Burton (Ada)

15 grandchildren & 10 great-grandchildren
 

Alice was preceded in death by 10 brothers and one sister. 

 

Visitation: Friday, December 30, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12 noon at Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel, 3333 E. Thompson Road Indianapolis, IN

 

Final care and arrangements are entrusted to Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel.

 

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

MIKE "DIDDLE" FINN, 64, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Mike “Diddle” Finn, 64, of the Portland community of Adair County, KY died Saturday, December 31, 2022 at Summit Manor Nursing Home. He was born July 6, 1958 in Adair County. 

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Gleason Finn, and his brother-in-law, Jim Moss. 

 

Mike was a member of Pickett’s Chapel Church and a farmer.


SURVIVORS:

His mother: Carolyn Kessler Finn of Columbia

1 sister: Linda Moss of Columbia

His niece: Amy Moss of Columbia

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Pat Smith and Bro. Barney Taylor officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery with Bro. Larry Huckaby and Bro. Bobby Withers officiating

 

Visitation: After 5 P.M. Wednesday

 

Casket Bearers: Dale Hayes, Cotton Smith, Dan Burris, Pete Beard, Mark Baker, Donald Kessler, Troy Keltner, Tim Smith

 

In lieu of flowers, donations to Pickett’s Chapel Church or to the WHAS Crusade for Children would be appreciated and can be made at the funeral home.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

JERRY LOY, 83, FAIRPLAY, KY

 

Jerry Loy, 83, of Fairplay, KY died Saturday, December 31, 2022 at the Russell County Hospital Emergency Room. He was born September 9, 1939 in Adair County to the late William Clyde and Pearl Samuells Loy.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Robert, Eros, Lionel and Morris “Red” Loy and two sisters: Darlene Loy and Ernestine Adair.

 

Jerry was a member of Columbia Christian Church and a retired dairy farmer.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 sons: Rodney Loy, Andy Loy (Tanna Mitchum) and Jerry Allan Loy (Tabitha Coomer) all of Columbia

3 daughters: Rhonda Bradshaw (Tim), Angela Williams (Andy Estes) and Terri Parnell (David) all of Columbia

3 brothers: Terry Loy of Mokena, Illinois, Douglas Loy of Campbellsville, and Sammy Loy of Russell Springs

4 sisters: Antha Belle Babica and Louise Dusk both of Bridgeview, Illinois, Norma Sue Wilson of Greenfield, Missouri and Evelyn Dillingham of Columbia

10 Grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 2 step- great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Elbert Hadley officiating

 

Burial: Loy Cemetery at Fairplay

 

Visitation: After 4:00 P.M. Wednesday

 

Casket Bearers: Adam Bennett, Travis Williams, Preston Loy, Gavin Loy, Gatlin Loy, Dale Hayes

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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