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Obituaries Archives for 2023-03

ROY "BUD" HELM, JR., 77, FAIRPLAY, KY


Roy “Bud” Helm, Jr., 77, husband of of Wanda Hadley Helm, of the Fairplay community, died Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 5:00 A.M. at TJ Health/Columbia. He was born March 22, 1946, in Adair County, to the late Roy and Mamie Cape Helm. 

 

Bud was a member of Hadley Community Church and formerly worked at Osh Kosh B’Gosh, was a roofer and was a stock clerk at Priceless in Russell Springs.


At Bud’s request, there will be no visitation but a Public Graveside service will be Friday, March 31, 2023 at 4:00 P.M. at McClister Cemetery with Bro. Elbert Hadley officiating.

 

Burial to follow the service.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

CARLOTTA LONE KELTNER, 69, STANFORD, KY


Carlotta Lone Keltner, 69, of Stanford, KY passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at her residence with her family by her side. She was born in Somerset, KY on November 14, 1953 to the late Robert “Bobby” and Joyce Neal McGowan Keltner. 

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Phillips and her stepmother, Laverne Gaskin Keltner.

 

Mrs. Keltner was a member of the Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY. She was a 1971  graduate of Adair County High School and continued her education at Lindsey Wilson College before attending Kentucky Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, and finishing up at Western Kentucky University. Carlotta was a Registered Nurse having a career that span over 42 years. She started with Westlake Regional Hospital and later worked at University of Louisville Hospital, University of Cincinnati Hospital and the University of Colorado Hospital. She enjoyed sewing, music, watching movies, reading, especially her bible, and most of all spending time with her family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS

2 children: Ashley Norvell (Martin) of Corbin, KY and Corey Rogers of Columbia, KY

1 sister: Bridget Singleton (Jeff) of Stanford, KY

2 stepsisters: Linda Kelley (Joe) of Campbellsville, KY and Kathy Nissley (Daniel) of Columbia, KY

1 stepbrother: Paul Helm (Dana) of Columbia, KY

2 grandchildren: Abbey Norvell of Lexington, KY and Parker Norvell of Corbin, KY

2 nieces: Brittany Sandusky (Craig) of Columbia, KY and Kelsey Singleton (Mark Eldridge) of Stanford, KY

Several other nieces, nephews, friends, & relatives

 

Graveside Service: Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Columbia Cemetery with Bro. Daniel Nissley officiating

 

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

 

Tony Jon Rush, 80, Columbia, KY

 

Tony Jon Rush, 80, of Columbia, KY, the son of Karol Oliver Rush and Bessie Madelyn Frantz Rush, was born July 22, 1942 in Hagerstown, MD and departed this life on Monday, March 27, 2023 surrounded by his family.

 

He was raised in Friendsville, MD, moved to Washington D.C., and joined the navy in 1962. He raised his family in Columbia, CT while working at United Technologies in East Hartford, CT as an electro-mechanical engineer. He and his wife retired to Columbia, KY nearly 30 years ago. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy having served on nuclear submarines during the Cold War and in Vietnam and was proud to be a veteran. He was a member of the VFW, The American Legion, and was an avid outdoorsman and deer hunter. 

 
SURVIVORS:
His wife of 55 years: Geri Champlin Rush
2 sons: Cole Rush & wife Lori of Morrison, Oklahoma and Mark Rush & wife Kathy of Lawrenceburg, KY
7 grandchildren: Darian Newton (Alex), Heather Rush (Logan), Vincent Rush, Michelle Boone (Taren), Josh Day (Kelli) Jordan Day, and Cannon Benson
2 great-grandchildren: Silas and Rian
2 sisters: Karolyn Jacobs and Nancy Wilson
 
The family has chosen cremation and all services will be held privately.
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

KEVIN LEE COOK, 59, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Kevin Lee Cook, 59, of Russell Springs KY passed from this life on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at the UK Hospital in Lexington. He was born on January 27,1964, a son of the late Luster Cook and Ada Fox Cook.


Kevin was a well-known marine technician since the early 1980's. He and his wife Stacie Cook ran a successful marine business, Anchorage Marine, for the past 32 years. Kevin was a kind and gentle man who always treated people with fairness, kindness and respect. He has made many friends in his short lifetime of 59 years, but had very few friends that held a special place in his heart like Corey, his nephew who worked for him since before he graduated high school; Chris and Jamie Roark who have been Kevin and his wife's rock through his sickness and even before. If Kevin could help anyone in any way, he was always the friend to call. He has left a huge hole in the hearts of many, but we hope that he will be remembered forever, because he was the greatest man in all of our eye's. Kevin loved his children wholeheartedly and was so proud of their life accomplishments. His pride and joy were his grandchildren: Piper, Amy and Ryan, He got to spend more time with Piper, and they fit together like peas and carrots. There was no one like Poppy in Piper's eyes. He loved to be able to visit with his other two grandchildren when he got the opportunity and they always loved having him around to play with them. He enjoyed them all greatly with love in his heart.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife of 33 years: Stacie Cook
2 children: Jacob Cook (Emily) and Zoye Cook (Joe)
3 grandchildren: Piper Cook, Amy Mullins, and Ryan Mullins
1 brother: Darin “Yogi” Cook (Patty)
A host of nieces & nephews and brothers & sisters-in-law
His wiener dogs: Sophie & Oscar

Kevin (aka) Poppy or Dad was one of the greatest men that God had ever put on this earth and will be greatly missed by all that had the privilege to know him.

Memorial Service: Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 1:00 PM at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Dustin McGowan officiating

Visitation: Saturday 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel

 

RANDY JAY CORBIN, 62, COLUMBIA, KY


Randy Jay Corbin, 62, of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was born on May 21, 1960 in Hamilton, OH to the late Bill Corbin and Annette Burton of Columbia, KY (who survives).

 

Mr. Corbin was a member of the Egypt Christian Church and past Master of Hood Masonic Lodge #839. He enjoyed fishing, University of Kentucky Basketball and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

 

SURVIVORS:

His mother: Annette Burton of Columbia, KY

His wife: Sara Edwards Corbin of Columbia, KY

3 children: Mathew Corbin (Tracey), Mason Corbin (Jessica) and Ashley Froedge (Frankie) all of Columbia, KY

4 grandchildren: Braylee Corbin, Ethan Froedge, Molly Froedge, and Jada Stotts

2 siblings: Debra Corbin of Columbia, KY and Kevin Corbin of Port Richey, FL

Several nieces, nephews, friends, & other relatives

 

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lisa Cowan and two sisters-in-law: Ginger Corbin and Mary Margaret Blackwell (Keith).

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Patton officiating

 

Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery

 

Visitation: Friday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Saturday morning until time for the service. Masonic Rites will be held at 7:00pmCT on Friday and the public is welcome to attend.

 

Pallbearers: Tommy Edwards, Troy Young, William Corbin, Leo Abner, Ed Streeval, and Woody Sharpe. 


Honorary pallbearers: Mike Roy, Troy Kimbler, Brian Hargrove, Fred Corbin, Toby Young, and Billy Pickett


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

 

OPLE DIAL, 78, COLUMBIA, KY


Ople Dial, 78, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at Russell County Hospital in Russell Springs, KY. She was born May 3, 1944 in Adair County, KY to the late William and Ovoline Mann Crowhorn.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sons: Douglas, Johnny and Frank Dial; two sisters: Jeanette Franklin and Margie Franklin; and three brothers: Paul Hokins, Billy Crowhorn and Roy Crowhorn.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: William Dial of Columbia

3 sons: Alford Dial (Charlotte) of Taylorsville; Mitchell Dial (Pam) and Tommy Dial of Columbia

2 daughters: Kathy DeRossett (Doug) of Columbia and Becky Parradee (Mike) of Russell Springs

Daughter-in-law: Julie Bybee of Glasgow

11 grandchildren & 15 great-grandchildren

Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives & friends

 

At Ople’s request, there will be no visitation and a Private Graveside Service will be for family only.

 

Casket Bearers will be family members.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

MARGARET WHITE, 57, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY


Margaret N. White, 57, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, March 27, 2023 at Russell County Hospital. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 15, 1965, a daughter of the late Ruth (Ferguson) and Henry White.

She was a homemaker.

SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Lewis Branham of Russell Springs, KY

4 daughters: Susan Wilkins (Zane) of Campbellsville, KY; Gloria White of NC; Ada Branham of Russell Springs, KY; and Stephanie Shelton of OH
1 son: Chris White of Russell Springs, KY
1 brother: Hubert White of Jackson, KY
9 grandchildren

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers: Bobby Davis and Bill White.

Care and cremation were chosen.

 
Visitation: Friday March 31, 2023, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM, at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY.

KEVIN JOE RUSSELL, 43, LEXINGTON, KY (FORMERLY OF RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY)


Kevin Joe Russell, 43, of Lexington, KY passed away Monday, March 27, 2023 in Lexington. He was born on February 14, 1980, a son of Pearlie (Passmore) Pierce of Russell Springs, KY and the late Douglas C. Russell.

SURVIVORS:
His mother: Pearlie Pierce of Russell Springs, KY
1 daughter: Jody Byrd of Columbia, KY

3 sons: Caleb Russell of Liberty, KY; Brandon and Jaydon Russell of Russell Springs, KY
3 sisters: Frances Owens of Russell Springs, KY; Mary Russell and Amanda Lay of Liberty, KY
1 brother: Henry Owens of Liberty, KY
5 grandchildren

In addition to his was father, he was also preceded in death by a son, Timmy Russell and a daughter Amanda Jo Russell.

Funeral Service: Friday, March 31, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Bethel United Baptist Church in Dunnville, KY with Bro. Delvin Wilson officiating

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Friday at Bethel United Baptist Church in Dunnville, KY

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

PHILLIP ANDERSON, 82, JAMESTOWN, KY

 

Phillip Anderson, 82, of Jamestown, KY passed away Monday, March 27, 2023 at Fair Oaks Health Systems. He was born in Jamestown, KY on October 20, 1940, a son of the late Callie (Lawless) and Arvile Anderson.

He was a retired mechanic.

 

SURVIVORS:
4 daughters: Wanda Pierce (Larry) of Jamestown, KY, Judy Anderson and Debbie Brown (Wayne) of Russell Springs, KY, and Sharon Mondie (Dewayne) of Liberty, KY
1 son: Phillip Wayne Anderson of Jamestown, KY
1 brother: Lee Anderson of Russell Springs, KY
4 sisters: Norma Sneed of Campbellsville, Ky, Jean Keith and Barbara Bunch of Russell Springs, KY and Janice Brown of Jamestown, KY
Mother of his children: Jestine Scully of Liberty, KY 
9 grandchildren & 8 great-grandchildren
A host of nieces and nephews

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Preston Anderson; three sisters: Geraldine Collins, Sue Anderson, & Helen Elmore; and three grandchildren.

Funeral Service: Thursday March 30, 2023 at 1:00 PM at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Steve Bunch officiating

Visitation: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel

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

GEORGE TODD, 83, COLUMBIA, KY

 

George C. Todd, 83, of Columbia, KY died Monday, March 27, 2023 at 11:19 A.M. at the TJ Health/Columbia Emergency Room. He was born December 15, 1939 in Taylor County, KY to the late George and Marguerite Stephens Todd.  

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael and two brothers in infancy.


George was a U.S. Army Veteran, a farmer and enjoyed going to Adair Friends and Neighbors Adult Health Center which all of the staff and clients became as family to him and his wife.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Joann James Todd of Columbia

2 daughters: Michelle and Diane

1 step-son & 2 step-daughters: Scott, Kathy and Cynthia Gail Bragg

His brother & sister-in-law: Jimmy & Sherlene Todd of Cane Valley

Several grandchildren, other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Friday, March 31, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Withers officiating

 

Burial: Cane Valley Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Friday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

JOSEPH CURTIS SLONE, 59, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Joseph Curtis Slone, 59, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, March 25, 2023 at his residence. He was born on July 12, 1963 in Lexington, KY, a son of the late Charles and Phyllis LeMaster Slone.

 

Mr. Slone was a graduate of New Mexico Institute of Learning and Technology and graduated in 1985 with a B.S. in computer science. He began work in 1985 at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Santa Fe, New Mexico and went into the private sector in 1988, In 2019 he retired from a 30 year career in the computer industry and Chief Information Security Officer at his last company. He enjoyed astronomy and playing classical piano, especially Beethoven, Chopin and hymns of faith. He attended College Church in Wheaton, Illinois and Grace Family Fellowship in Russell Springs, KY.
 

SURVIVORS:
His wife of 34 year: Patricia Slone of Russell Springs, KY
3 daughters: Carissa Slone-Popovich (Christopher) of Rochester, NY, Michelle Slone of Batavia, IL and Elise Matti (Joshua) of Lynnwood, WA

2 sons: Joshua C. Slone (Wrynn) of Yucca Valley, CA and Joseph Sumowski (Sandy) of Montgomery, IL

1 sister: Laura White (Steve) of Russell Springs, KY

3 granddaughters: Morgan, Madison, and Jordyn Sumowski

4 nephews: Colby (Cynthia) White, Camden (Alyssa) White, Connor White and Caden White 

Many aunts & cousins

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 1:30pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY

Visitation: After 10:30amCT on Saturday, April 1 2023 at Wilson Funeral Home

Interment: Russell Springs Cemetery, 1516 Lakeway Drive, Russell Springs, KY

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

JEFFERY LYNN WILLIS, 59, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Jeffery Lynn Willis, 59, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, March 26, 2023 at his home. He was born June 18, 1963 in Adair County to the late Harvey Alton and Thyra Bernice Bennett Willis.

 
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Willis and a brother, Jason Adam Willis. 
 
He was a member of Plum Point Baptist Church and a former respiratory therapist.

SURVIVORS:
His wife: Robin Pike Willis of Columbia
2 sons: Caleb Andrew Willis and Jordan Connor Willis of Columbia
4 brothers: Tony Willis (LaDonna) of Columbia, Dwight Willis (Allison) of Murray, John Willis (DeeDee) of Mt. Sterling and Steve Willis (Connie) of Columbia
Mother-in-law: Sharon Pike of Columbia
Extended Family: Bobby & LeeAnn Sullivan, Gloria Sullivan, Regina & Bill Matthews, Reba Clements, and Ruby Willis
A host of nieces, nephews and other relatives & friends

Funeral Service: Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home

Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery

Visitation: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 after 4:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

MARY ELLEN GRANT, 83, ADAIR COUNTY, KY

 

Mary Ellen Grant, 83, of the Neatsville community of Adair County, KY died Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 3:30 P.M. at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was born July 19, 1939 in Adair County to the late Loren & Marie White Grant.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, C.W. and Virginia Grant.

 

Mary Ellen was a faithful member of Tabernacle Christian Church and did numerous jobs including farming, sawmill worker and in the bakery at Kroger in Russell Springs.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 nieces: Ann Skaggs of Mt. Washington and Judy Giles of Columbia

3 great-nephews: Mark Grant, Timmy Burton and Todd Burton

1 great-niece: Sherri Giles

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Terry White officiating

 

Burial: Tabernacle Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 9:00 A.M. Thursday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

JOHN HAROLD GILES, 77, COLUMBIA, KY


John Harold Giles, 77, of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, March 26, 2023 at Green Hill Nursing and Rehab in Greensburg, KY. Born in Knifley, KY on August 19, 1945 to the late Edgar and Margaret Anna Roberts Giles.

 

Mr. Giles was an Ordained Minister on the radio broadcast of "I Claim the Blood Ministry" and attended the New Concord Church. He enjoyed fishing, tractors, mowers, growing wildflowers, and spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Gloria Engstrom Giles of Columbia, KY

1 daughter: Lynita Greer (Stewart) of Knifley, KY

1 stepdaughter: Cindy Sneed of Liberty, KY

Step-grandson: Daniel Sneed (Megan)

2 step-great-grandchildren: Myah & Wesson

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings: Hershey Giles, Hansford William Giles, Lois Brawner, and Manuel Giles.

 

Mr. Giles chose cremation, and a graveside service will be held at 1:00pmCT on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at the will be held Thursday, March 30, 2023 at Caldwell Ridge Cemetery.

 

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

 

JAMES DEWAYNE STOTTS, 47, ROCKFIELD, KY (FORMERLY OF COLUMBIA)

 

James Dewayne Stotts, 47, of Rockfield, KY, formerly of Columbia, KY died Thursday, March 23, 2023 at his home. He was born February 28, 1976 in Adair County and was preceded in death by his mother, Becky Loy.

 

SURVIVORS:

His father: James (Anita) Stotts of Columbia

His wife: Natasha Clark Stotts of Rockfield

5 sons: Kodie Stotts, Kolyn Stotts and Kyler Stotts all of Rockfield, Dakota Stotts of Columbia, and Nathaniel Johnson of Bowling Green

1 daughter: Alisha Stotts of Columbia

4 brothers: Billy Stotts of Cadiz, Andrew Stotts of Auburn, Jesse Stotts and Luke Stotts both of Columbia

4 grandchildren: Brayden Stotts, Brayson Stotts, Jacobi Polk, Heather Johnson

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 4:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Pastor Johnny Hood officiating

 

Burial: Stone Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 2:00 P.M. Wednesday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

DOROTHY (BURRIS) BROCK, 83, FORMERLY OF LOUISVILLE, KY

 

Dorothy Brock, 83, formerly of Louisville, KY passed to her Heavenly reward on Friday, March 24, 2023 at Campbellsville Nursing and Rehab in Campbellsville, KY. She was born in Gradyville, KY to the late Cleo and Roy Burris.  

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by loving husband of 27 years, Russell Brock and her brother, Leon Burris.

 

She retired from Norton Healthcare after 20 years in the medical records department.  She was a graduate and Salutatorian of United Christian Bible School in Cleveland, Tennessee with honors and accolades.  She faithfully supported and opened her home to traveling ministers and their families down through the years with Godly love and wonderful fellowship and great home cooked meals. She was a beloved member of Living Faith Worship Center in Richmond, KY and loved her church family and members. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her loving and wonderful family.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: Karen Brock of Louisville, KY, Darrell Brock (Donna) of Berry, KY and Rhonda Thomas (Shaun) of Columbia, KY

3 grandsons: Christopher Banks, Craig Brock and Jordan Thomas 

2 great-grandchildren: Braxton Banks and Anora Brock

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Rev. David Hansel, Rev. Shaun Thomas and Rev. Boyce Smith officiating

 

Burial: Tarters’ Chapel Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 4:00 P.M. Monday

 

Casket Bearers: Christopher Banks, Craig Brock, Jordan Thomas, Spencer Hansel, Richard Burris, Mike Moore

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

WILLIAM PIERCE, 84, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
William A. Pierce, 84, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Thursday, March 23, 2023 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. He was born in Jamestown, KY on December 10, 1938, a son of the late Nevie (Hammonds) and Silas  Pierce.
 
William worked at Lloyds Orchard for many years.
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Raydean (Hall) Pierce and a son, Raymond Pierce.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Mary Holderfield (David) of Russell Springs, KY
1 half-sister: Maudie Wooldridge of Stanford, KY
3 grandchildren
 
Graveside Service: Monday March 27, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at the Jamestown Cemetery with Bro. Phillip Miller officiating
 
Visitation: Monday, March 27, 2023 from 11:00am-1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
 

LOFIE GOSSER MCFARLAND STUBBS, 92, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Lofie Gosser McFarland Stubbs, 92, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Thursday, March 23, 2023 at the Casey County Hospital. She was born on January 27, 1931 in Russell Springs, KY, a daughter of the late James Joshua Gosser and Eva Gosser Chumbley.

 

Mrs. Stubbs was a a homemaker, Russell Sportswear employee, dairy farmer and a faithful member of Pine Grove United Baptist Church where she attended until her health failed. 

 

SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Joyce Voils (Alan) of Russell Springs, KY
1 stepson: Roy Stubbs of Hernando, FL
Daughter-in-law: Diana McFarland
4 grandchildren & 9 great-grandchildren
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Chesley W. "Pete" McFarland on June 30, 198;, her second husband, John William Stubbs on November 13, 2010; a son, James C. McFarland; and a granddaughter, Kristi Burton.

Funeral Service: Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Alan Voils & Bro. Joe Gosser officiating

Visitation: After 12:00pmCT on Sunday at Wilson Funeral Home

Interment: Pine Grove Cemetery, Highway 3525, Russell Springs, KY

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

DAVID CLYDE WOOLDRIDGE, 75, RUSSELL COUNTY, KY

 

David “Clyde” Wooldridge, 74, was born on February 8, 1948 in Russell County, KY and passed from this life on March 22, 2023 at Russell County Hospital. He was a son of the late Londo “Short” and Enola Russell Wooldridge.  

 
He was a farmer and the manager of Cumberland Farm Produce of Russell Springs for several years.  Clyde was a man of faith and he believed in God. He loved his family and his church family and was a member of Hayes Chapel Church for 50 years.

SURVIVORS:
His beloved wife of 54 years: Mavis Bloyd Wooldridge of Russell Springs
1 son: David Charles Wooldridge of Russell Springs
1 grandson: David Christopher Wooldridge
1 granddaughter: Lindsey Nicole Wooldridge
2 great-grandchildren: Conner Wooldridge and Emmalyn Kate Wooldridge

In addition to his parents, Clyde was preceded in death by three brothers: Paul Wooldridge, James “Keil” Wooldridge, and Phillip Wooldridge; and one sister, Evelyn Fay Sneed.

Funeral Service: Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 10:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Cole officiating
 
Burial: McBeath Cemetery

Visitation: Friday, March 24, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and Saturday after 8:00amCT at the funeral home

Pallbearers: Joe Todd Womack, Oler Bryan Bloyd, Curtis Hill, John David Hale, Jackie Bell, and Brian McElroy.  
 
Special music will be provided by Tamara Hill.

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

LARRY WAYNE POWELL, 72, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Larry Wayne Powell, 72, of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at the University of Kentucky Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, KY. He was born on July 15, 1950 in Campbellsville, KY to the late Raymond and Emily McCorkle Powell.

 

Larry attended the Kellyville Community Church and enjoyed fishing, camping, being outdoors and spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Deretha Spires Powell of Columbia, KY

5 children: Kim Grider (Mike) of Russell Springs, KY, Chad Powell, Brent Powell (Michelle), Nichole Bair (Tim), and Bradley Powell all of Columbia, KY

6 grandchildren: Tristan Coomer, Erin Grace Bair, Elizabeth Michelle Bair, Sarah Paige Grider, Lucas Powell, and Griffitt Powell

4 siblings: Jerry Raymond Powell (Bonnie) of Columbia, KY, Ronnie Lee Powell (Lisa) of Bardstown, KY, Doris Grant of Russell Springs, KY, and Dimple Stilts (J.W.) of Greensburg, KY

Brother-in-law: L.C. Green of Columbia, KY

Several nieces, nephews, friends, and other relatives

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters: Barbara Green and Zane Vanarsdale and a brother-in-law, Randal Grant.

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Watson officiating

 

Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery

 

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

 

Pallbearers: Tim Bair, Mike Grider, Lucas Powell, Tristan Coomer, Dennis Bailey, and Danny Bailey

 

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

 

MARY STEPHENS, 59, JAMESTOWN, KY


Mary A. Stephens, 59, of Jamestown, KY passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at Russell County Hospital. She was born in Hamilton, OH on June 3, 1963, a daughter of the late Grace (Hicks) and George Burton.

Mary was a homemaker.

SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Jenna Stephens (Michael Crabtree) of Jamestown, KY
1 brother: Silas Burton of Columbia, KY
8 grandchildren: Madison Polston, Alexis, Olivia, Devon, Valerie, Amber, Kenneth and Kyle Crabtree (and one on the way)

Nieces & nephews: P.J., Logan, Mariah and Miranda Turner
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Burton; a sister, Linda Turner; and a nephew, Skylor Turner.

Funeral Service: Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. P.J. Miller officiating

Visitation: Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and Sunday after 8:00amCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel

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

BOBBY G. SMITH, 59, JAMESTOWN, KY


Bobby G. Smith, 59, of Jamestown, KY passed away Friday, March 17, 2023 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. He was born in Princeton, West Virginia on February 3, 1964, a son of the late Gerladine and Bobby Richard Smith.

SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Madison Smith of Russell Springs, KY and Sonya Smith of Jacksonville, FL
1 son: Bobby K. Smith of Jacksonville, FL

Care and cremation were chosen.

 

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

 

HEATHER MARSHALL VICTORIO, 42, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Heather Marshall Victorio, 42, of Columbia, KY was born June 7, 1980 in Green County, KY to the late John Henry Groves, Jr. and Rhonda McDonald. She departed this life Tuesday, March 14, 2023 in Columbia, KY.


Heather was a loving mother and wife. She loved to cook, travel, crochet and crafting. She owned her own business in candle making, hairbows and wreaths.

 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two children: Aubrei Victorio and Millie Victorio; three uncles: Teddy McDonald, Tony Michael Groves, and Dennis Groves; her grandparents: Louella & John Groves Sr., Dorothea & Ronnie McDonald; and her adopted grandmother, Edna Fae Defazio.
    

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Cruz Victorio of Radcliff 

7 children: Austin Underwood of Lexington, Jierad Underwood of Louisville, Emma Hernandez of Radcliff, Roxanna Victorio of Radcliff, Rose Hernandez of Houston, Texas, Beatrice Vidal-Villanueua of Radcliff, and Curtis Shehorn of Pass Christian, Mississippi

Father of her two sons: Timothy Underwood of Paris, KY

3 grandchildren: Heath, Hunter & Henry all of Lexington

Special friend & caregiver: Jessica Acosta of Columbia

A host of relatives & friends
 

Funeral Service: Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home in Greensburg 
        

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Saturday


Online Condolences: www.fostertolercurryfh.com

 

Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

RUBY HUTCHISON MORRISON, 92, GLENSFORK, KY

 

Ruby Hutchison Morrison, 92, of Glensfork, KY died Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at her home. She was born March 8, 1931 in Adair County, KY to the late Benjamin and Mary Caldwell Hutchison. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Dale Morrison, and by two brothers and three sisters: Carl Hutchison, Clyde Hutchison, Ruth Jones, Kathryn Davis and Margaret Clements.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her sister-in-law: Catherine Hutchison of Columbia

Several nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends

 

Graveside Service: Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 4:00 P.M. in Columbia Cemetery with burial to follow.

 

At Ruby’s request, no visitation will be held.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

BOBBY JOE MOORE, 85, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Bobby Joe Moore, 85, of Columbia, KY passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2023 leaving behind an enduring legacy as a devoted husband, father, and businessman. He was born to Lawrence and Terry Hayes Moore on Weed Ridge in Adair County, KY on April 2, 1937.

 

Bobby attended Big Creek School in Gradyville. After finishing school, he worked a variety of jobs. At the age of 16, Bobby drove a panel truck transporting flowers for Kerbow’s Nursery. He then moved to Louisville to installing cable, but soon after moved to Chicago for more lucrative work in the factories. It was in Chicago that Bobby met Jerry Elaine Lawless, who was also a Kentucky native from Russell County. The couple returned to Kentucky and married on May 30, 1958 with beloved family and friends to witness the union. They lived in Casey County for a short time, but soon made their home in Adair County, where they raised their five children.

 

After returning home, Bobby worked alongside his father and brother at Moore’s Grocery in White City, and also drove a school bus for Adair County Board of Education. Bobby served in various positions as a public servant: serving as a police officer for the city of Columbia in the 1960s, an employee for the Kentucky State Highway Department, and commissioner of the Adair County Road Department. Forever a servant, Bobby also ran for the elected positions of Adair County Judge Executive and Adair County Sheriff. During most of his working years, Bobby operated large equipment on various road and construction projects across the state.

 

In 1981, Bobby, along with his wife, Jerry, began operating B&H Poolroom, which was located on the square next to the old Loy’s Department Store. Seven years later, in February 1988, Moore’s Poolroom opened at its current location next to the Columbian Theater on the southwest side of the square. Thirty-five years later, this Columbia institution stands as a tribute to the diligence and hard work of both Bobby and Jerry. They have prided themselves on tasty home-cooked meals, friendly service, and a welcoming atmosphere.

 

On most days, Bobby could be found sitting cross-legged at one of the dining tables amidst the clacking of pool balls, bustling traffic of lunch-goers, and jubilant conversations of the locals. He always offered a friendly hello in his gruff voice, a pat on the back, and an immense smile. Bobby made everyone feel like a friend. 

 

For those who frequent the poolroom, it isn’t uncommon to find music booming from a radio or local musicians playing keyboards and guitars. In the past, inevitably, Bobby would take Jerry by the hand and sway her among the tables, whirling as if they were the only two people in the place. They were dance partners for over 60 years until her death in 2018. Bobby will be eternally laid to rest next to Jerry on a hillside in Columbia Cemetery.

 

Bobby was a member of the Russell Heights Baptist Church.

 

Bobby leaves to cherish his memory:

5 beloved children: Melinda “Lindy” Gay Pineur, Timothy “Prill” Joe Moore (Angel Smith), Kimberly Kay Coffey, Charlotte Elaine Hare (Eric), and Chad Jeremy Moore (Michelle), all of Columbia

12 adored grandchildren: Tessa Nicole Salmon, Samuel Brent Pineur, Erin Jewel Pineur, Natalie Ryan Moore, Brandon Blair, Candace Rhiannon Sneed, Brandon Dale Coffey, Bethany Lauren Holtzclaw, Roger Lucas Coffey, Elliot Jansen Hare, Irelynn Kaye Moore, and Lundon Grant Moore

22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild 

Special friends: Bo Murphy, Jane Potts, and others

 

Besides his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by three brothers: Thomas Moore, Wayne Moore, and Danny Moore; and two sisters: Elsie England and Doris Gathof.

 

Public Visitation: After 4:00pmCT on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home

 

Internment: Columbia Cemetery

 

Pallbearers: Chad Moore, Joey Stargel, Lucas Coffey, Elliot Hare, Gavin Bernard, Greysen Bernard, and Gage Bernard

 

Musical accompaniment by Bernie Bricker.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

RUEL OAKES, 86, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Ruel Oakes, 86, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Friday, March 17, 2023 at Russell County Hospital. He was born on October 16, 1936 in Russell Springs, KY, the son of the late Lorene Crockett Oakes and Junie Oakes.


Ruel was a long time employee of Alligator #2 (KOA). He loved doing work with his tractors and meeting and talking to people.

 

Ruel was married to his wife, Margaret Bray Oakes on August 24, 1963. 

SURVIVORS:

Wife: Margaret Oakes of Russell Springs, KY 
1 daughter: Karen May (Greg) of Russell Springs, KY
1 son: Bobby Oakes (Sherry) of Russell Springs, KY
2 sisters: Gila Gaskins (Dean) and Reva Richardson (Darrell) of Louisville, KY
1 brother: Dewell Oakes (Jodie) of Columbia, KY

3 grandsons: Kelby (Savanah) Barnett, Zac Oakes (Brenna Posey), and Christian Helm
1 granddaughter: Brooke (Kyle) Kerney
5 great-grandchildren: Alex and Archer Oakes, Kai and Kalli Barnett, and Saylor Kerney
A host of nieces, nephews & friends
 
Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Darlene Crabtree; five brothers: Jim, Lilburn, Lewell, Joe and Marshall Oakes; and one grandson, Dustin Trevor Oakes. 

Funeral Service: Monday, March 20, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Bobby Conner and Bro. Asa Wooten officiating

Visitation: Sunday, March 19, 2023 from 5:00pm-9:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home

Interment: Holt Cemetery, HWY 1383, Russell Springs, KY

Pallbearers: Kelby Barnett, Zac Oakes, Christian Helm, Jonathan Oakes, James Oakes and Stewart Davis

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

CHARLES T. STALTER, JR, 80, HARVEST, AL


Charles T. Stalter, Jr., 80, of Harvest, AL passed away Sunday, March 12th, 2023 in AL. He was born in New York on May 12, 1942, a son of the late Olivena (Mann) and Charles Stalter.

Charles was a retired truck driver.

SURVIVORS:
His wife: Melinda Stalter of Harvest, AL
2 daughters: Sandy Hadley of Jamestown, KY and Cindy Carr of New York
2 sons: Charles Stalter, III, of VA and Thomas Stalter of New York.
12 grandchildren & 32 great-grandchildren

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, James Stalter; a brother, David Stalter; a sister, Betty Stalter; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services are private.

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

GARY DUNCAN, 59, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Gary D. Duncan, 59, of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at his residence. He was born in Columbia, KY on January 5, 1964 to the late Herman and Marcella Green Duncan. 
 
In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a sister, Rebecca (Becky) Antle.
 
Gary was a Harley Davidson Motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 children: Veston Duncan (Larimie Moore) of Columbia, KY and Sheena Duncan of Somerset, KY
3 grandchildren: Lurisa Pond, Jcoleea Pond, and Kingston Hoppenjans
Brother-in-law: Donnie Antle of Jamestown, KY
2 nephews: Justin Antle and Xander Antle of Jamestown, KY
Great-nephew: Brentley Antle
2 special friends: Tommy Bunch and Gary Bradshaw
 
Mr. Duncan had requested cremation and the family will hold a Celebration of Life service at a later date.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

ROGER "RERUN" HADLEY, 58, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Roger D. "Rerun" Hadley, 58, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. He was born in Columbia, KY on February 26, 1965, a son of the late Marie Morgan Hadley and Joe Davis Hadley.
 
Roger was a loader and truck driver at Stephens Pipe and Steel.
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his significant other, Diann Atwood.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Madonna Hadley (Jimmy Steinhilber) of Columbia, KY
2 brothers: Rodney Hadley of Greensburg, KY and Robert Hadley of Columbia, KY
2 grandchildren: Kallie & Jason Conover of Russell Springs, KY
2 nieces: Makaylah Hadley & Morgan Shackleford (Akean) of Greensburg, KY
Special children: Johnathan and Wesley Davis and Katherina Hadley
Many other family members
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at  H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Trajan Smith officiating
 
Visitation: After 9:00amCT on Saturday at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel 
 
Burial: Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery
 
Pallbearers: Anthony Mann, Mike Howell, Akean Shackleford, Jarrett Jackson, Jimmy Steinhilber and Jason Conover
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
 

BRENDA LEE BERNARD SIMPSON, 77, DANVILLE, IN (ADAIR CO. NATIVE)

 

Brenda Lee Bernard Simpson, 77, of Danville, Indiana died Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at her residence. She was born June 30, 1945 in Adair County, KY to the late Losier and Alva Keen Bernard.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Buddy, Bobby and Billy Bernard and two sisters: May Franklin and Betty Rogers & husband Joseph Simpson.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter & son-in-love: Peggy & Kenneth Koelling of Danville, Indiana

1 son & daughter-in-love: Robert & Cassandra Simpson of New Castle, Indiana

13 grandchildren: Zachary Koelling, Jasmine Stinson, Beau Stinson, Jeremiah Koelling, Julia Taylor, Andrew Villano, Sarah Koelling, Ty Powers, Isaiah Simpson, Joseph Simpson, Jack Simpson, Lilyanne Simpson, Magnolia Simpson

2 great-grandchildren: Ariana and Bryant Koelling

1 sister: Frances Freeman of Indianapolis, Indiana

Sister-in-law: Carol Bernard of Columbia

A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends

 

We are celebrating her life, not her death. She had an amazing life. She loved her family, her faith and her country more than anything else and she hated to say Goodbye.

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 12:00 P.M. CDT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home

 

Burial: Beulah Chapel Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00 A.M. Saturday

 

Casket Bearers: Her six grandsons, Zachary, Jeremiah, Andrew, Isaiah, Joey and Jack

 

Honorary: Beau and Ty

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

DANIELLA AMARI BEHNE, NEWBORN, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Daniella Amari Behne, the infant daughter of Christiana Lockard and Austin Behne of Russell Springs, KY entered and passed from this life on Monday, March 13, 2023 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her parents: Christiana Lockard and Austin Behne of Russell Springs, KY
Paternal grandparents: Timothy (Kendra) Hazelwood and Tiffany Behne of Indiana
Maternal grandparents: Tilmon Lockard of Indiana and Christina Warriner of Russell Springs
1 sister: Briella Anderson of Indiana
Paternal great-grandmother: Judy Jeffers of Columbia
Maternal great-grandmother: Beverly Payne of Russell Springs
 4 uncles: Kyler Lockard, Mason Love, Kaeden Palmer and Francisco Sanchez
2 aunts: Khrysten Warriner and Nichole Cooper
 
She was preceded in death by her paternal great-grandfather, Lester Jeffers; her maternal great-grandfather, Larry Warriner; her maternal great-great-grandmother, Geraldine Guffey; her paternal great-aunt, Christina Foster; and her maternal great-aunt, Stephannie Warriner.
 
Daniella’s family will hold a memorial service privately.
 
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

BRUCE MARZEC, 64, JAMESTOWN, KY


Bruce J. Marzec, 64, of Jamestown, KY passed away Saturday, March 11, 2023  at his home. He was born in Chicago, Ill on October 16, 1958, a son of the late Loretta (Rogus) and Stanley Marzec.

Bruce was a retired factory worker.

SURVIVORS:
2 brothers: Dennis Marzec of Russell Springs, KY and Bradley Marzec of Cary, NC
A host of nieces & nephews 

Care and cremation were chosen. Visitation and funeral mass will be held at a later date.

 
H.E. Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

DEBRA ANNE ROOKS WARREN, 63, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Debra Anne Rooks Warren, 63, of Jamestown, KY passed away Sunday, March 12th, 2023 surrounded by her family at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY. She was born in Russell Springs, KY on October 31, 1959, a daughter of the late Mary L. (Skaggs) and George Rooks.
 
Debra was owner & operator of the Jamestown Laundry Mat as well as a school cook for many years, and a member of Fairview Separate Baptist Church.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Loy and a brother, Chester Rooks.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Tommy Warren of Jamestown, KY
1 daughter: Renee Warren of Jamestown, KY
2 sisters: Connie Blakey (Junior) of Russell Springs, KY and Doris Seals of Richmond, KY
Several nieces & nephews 
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Fairview Separate Baptist Church in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Doug Baldwin officiating
 
Burial: Regan Cemetery
 
Visitation: Tuesday, March 14th from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and Wednesday, March 15th after 8:00amCT at Fairview Separate Baptist Church 
 
Pallbearers: Neal Dalton, Gared Dalton, Stephen Antle, Troy Young, Eric Hadley and Robert Walters.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown in charge of the arrangements.
 

ALMA FURKIN, 83, COLUMBIA, KY

 
Alma Furkin, 83, of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, March 12, 2023 at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Jamestown, KY. She was born in Columbia, KY on August 5, 1939 to the late Joe and Emma Moore Absher.
 
Ms. Furkin had professed a faith in Christ and along with her sister Lois was the former owner and operator of a home care business for the disabled. She was also a former employee of Oshkosh and enjoyed crafts and caring for others.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by seven siblings: Thelma Wall, Edith Floyd, Mattie Lawhorn, Allene Collins, Lois Mae Claiborne, James Absher, and Holland Absher.
 
SURVIVORS:
Several nieces, nephews, friends, & other relatives
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home 
 
Burial: Freedom Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Thursday at the funeral home
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

WILLIAM "BILL" LOWELL HUMPHRESS, 84, KNIFLEY, KY

 

William “Bill” Lowell Humphress, 84, of Knifley, KY was born March 23, 1938 in Adair County, KY to the late Chester Howard Humphress and Jesse Jewell Eastridge Humphress, and departed this life Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at UK Healthcare in Lexington, KY.

 

Bill married the love of his life, Clara Gaskins Humphress, February 22, 1958. She preceded him in death September 19, 2022.

 

He enjoyed golfing, flying small planes, farming, and fishing. He was an avid fan of UK basketball and NASCAR. His interest in helping others was reflected in his 20 year tenure of coaching little league baseball in Danville, Indiana. Receiving the KY State Farm “Good Neighbor Award” was just one recognition of the thousands of ways he helped his neighbors and friends.

 

Bill left home at the young age of 17 to serve his country in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Japan, where he developed his skill as an Air Traffic Controller. This became his life’s work and he rose to the rank of Chief at the Indianapolis International Airport where he was highly respected by both his co-workers and top management. Keeping air travelers safe was a responsibility he took seriously every day until his retirement from the Federal Aviation Administration in 1996.

 

Upon retirement, he and Clara moved from Danville, Indiana back to the family farm in Knifley, and enjoyed their “Ole Kentucky Home” and country living over the next 25 years. At an early age Bill professed his faith in God and devoted many hours of service to his church, Christie Chapel, holding various positions thru the years.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: Donald Lowell Humphress of Knifley, KY; Sonjia Kay Humphress Weaver (Brian) of Asheboro, NC; and Kerry Lee Humphress (Brenna) of Columbia, KY

8 grandchildren: Kristen Marie Moore,(Kevin) of Indianapolis, IN; Jon Stewart Humphress (AnneMarie) of Newberg, IN; Jacqueline Ann Humphress (Jake) of Indianapolis, IN; Jesse Breanne Kellogg (James) of Adams, TN; Samuel Ky Weaver( Hannah) of Junction City, KS; Faith Laurel Weaver (Alex) of Denver, CO; Brendan David Scott Rowland (Jenelle) of Rossville, IN; and Jacob Dale Higgins of Columbia, KY

11 great-grandchildren

A host of nieces & nephews (who adored their Papaw and Uncle Bill"

1 sister: Hilda Gay Legg (Michael Potter) of Lexington, KY

1 brother: Jackie Dee Humphress (Janice) of Watertown, TN

 

Besides his parents and wife, Bill was preceded in death by one son, William Mitchell Humphress and a sister, Sharon Redford Campbell.

 

FUNERAL: Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. EST at Christie Chapel Church in Elkhorn, KY

 

BURIAL: Harden Cemetery (near Christie Chapel Church) in Elkhorn, KY

 

VISITATION: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST at Auberry Funeral Home, 503 East Main Street, Campbellsville, KY 42718 and on Thursday, March 16, 2023 from 11:00am-1:00pmET at Christie Chapel Church in Elkhorn, KY

 

In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to the Chester and Jewell Humphress Scholarship Fund at Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY.

 

Auberry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

DEBRA K. JOHNSON HALL, 42, JAMESTOWN, KY

 
Debra K. Johnson Hall, 42, of Jamestown, KY passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY. She was born in Tipton, IN on August 6, 1980, a daughter of Ronald O. Johnson of Jamestown, KY and the late Florence Christine (Bell) Johnson.
 
Debra was a store manager at Jax's.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Charlie Hall of Jamestown, KY
2 daughters: Emily Hall of Jamestown, KY and Jeslyn Hall of Russell Springs, KY
3 sons: Dustin L. Stewart and Jarred Stewart of Columbia, KY; Hunt Hall of Jamestown, KY
1 brother: Thomas Johnson (Vicki) of Albany, KY
2 sisters: Beverly Bradfield of Columbia, KY and Tracy Johnson of Jamestown, KY
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Pastor Ernie Hall and Debbie Dishman officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Saturday 
 
Burial: Jamestown Cemetery 
 
The family requests memorial donations to help with funeral expenses and can be made at the funeral home.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
 

WILMA JEAN COOMER, 90, MORRIS CHAPEL COMMUNITY

 

Wilma Jean Coomer, 90, formerly of the Morris Chapel community of Adair County, KY died Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at TJ Health/Columbia. She was born October 18, 1932 in Adair County to the late William J. and Patry Parnell Coomer. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Maxie Coomer, a daughter, Phyllis Faye Coomer and a sister, Louise Meadows. 

 

Wilma retired from Fruit of the Loom and was a member of Morris Chapel Church.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 daughters: Tina Runell Coomer of Columbia, KY, Connie Sue Shirley (Rondal) and Donna Gail Coomer both of Edmonton, KY

9 grandchildren: Melissa Ervin (Marty), Tony Shirley (Bridget), Kenneth Shirley (Julie) all of Edmonton, KY, Thomas Shirley (Kara) of Millerstown, KY, Michelle Bradshaw (Alan) of Russell Springs, KY, Jeremy Coomer (Jennifer) of Columbia, KY, Maria Shirley, Alma Shirley and Iliana Shirley all of Edmonton, KY

19 great-grandchildren & 22 great-great grandchildren

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Wayne Sexton officiating

 

Burial: Morris Chapel Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 4:00 P.M. Friday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

NANCY LEE HAMLETT, 74, COLUMBIA, KY

 

Nancy Lee Hamlett, 74, of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia, KY. She was born in Columbia, KY on January 13, 1949 to the late Simpson and Pauline Moss Reliford.
 

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Porter Hamlett.

 

Mrs. Hamlett was a member of the Trinity Church and enjoyed flower gardening and spending time with her family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Kimberly Hamlett of Columbia, KY

1 brother: Todd Reliford (Rhonda) of Columbia, KY

Nephew: Chris Reliford (Dawn) of Columbia, KY

Sister-in-law Luzena Hamlett of Columbia, KY

Special friends: Greg Blair and Stephen Beck

Several other nieces, nephews, friends, & other relatives

 

Funeral Service: Friday, March 10, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Watson officiating

 

Burial: Columbia Cemetery

 

Visitation: Thursday from 5:00-7:00pmCT and Friday morning until time for the service at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Pallbearers: Richard Hamlett, Mike Sullivan, Travis Kimbler, Jamie Cowan, Skylar Hare, and Timmy Gripshover

 

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary is in charge of arrangements.

 

LARRY BENNETT, 80, JAMESTOWN, KY

 

Larry Bennett, 80, of Jamestown, KY passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at his residence. He was born October 24, 1942 in Columbus, Indiana, a son of the late Raymond Bennett and Fern Cash Bennett

He was a retired security guard for Lake Cumberland State Park and of the Pentecostal Faith. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman.


SURVIVORS:
Wife: Anna Bennett of Jamestown, KY
1 daughter: Kim O'neal of Georgia

2 step-daughters: Sheila Davis (Stewart) of Jamestown, KY and Judy Morgan (Todd) of Greensburg, KY

1 sister: Judy Fleenor of North Vernon, IN

3 brothers: Michael Bennett of Union, KY, Billy Bennett of Sante, CA and David Bennett of Columbus, IN

3 step-granddaughters: Robyn Jett of Greensburg, KY, Ravin Davis of Jamestown, KY and Reagin (Charlie) Davis of Russell Springs, KY

2 great-granddaughters: Morgan and Hannah Jett of Greensburg, KY (& a great-grandchild on the way)

Special nephews: John Bennett and Mark Worrell of North Vernon, Indiana

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Bennett and a niece, Vicki Wright.

Funeral Service: Friday, March 10, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Bobby Oaks officiating

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Friday at Wilson Funeral Home

Interment: Bethlehem Separate Baptist Church Cemetery, West Hwy 80, Russell Springs

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

GOLDIE HAZEL BRYANT KELL, 91, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Goldie Hazel Bryant Kell, 91, of Russell Springs, KY went home to be with her Lord, with her loving family by her side, on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. She was born on May 14, 1931 to the late Mary Kerr Bryant and Taylor Bryant.
 
Goldie was a homemaker and long-time member of Free Union Separate Baptist Church. She loved her family, church family, and most of all Jesus.
 
Goldie married Dewey Kell on October 25, 1947 and was married for 51 years before he passed away. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Shelia Kell; three sisters: Ruby Bryant, Geneva Hopper, and Ester Kell; one brother, Jessie Bryant; and a grandson, Danny Wayne Hughes.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 sister Della Harmon of Russell Springs
1 daughter: Donita Kell Hughes (Danny Hughes) of Jamestown
1 grandson: Jason Hughes (Shana)
2 granddaughters: Andrea Hughes and Jaime Hughes Lunsford (Terry Logan)
4 great-grandchildren: Karle Ray Carter, Otis Hughes, Ellie Grace and Danielle Lunsford
Special Friend: Shelia Walters
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Free Union Separate Baptist Church with Bro. Robert Knight officiating
 
Interment: Free Union Cemetery 
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Thursday at Free Union Separate Baptist Church
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Free Union Cemetery Fund.
 
Pallbearers: Jason Hughes, Terry Logan Lunsford, Clay Roy, Michael McGowan, Dickie Bryant and Dustin McGowan
 
Arrangements for Goldie Hazel Bryant Kell are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

ROBERT HAROLD HADLEY, SR., 82, LOUISVILLE, KY (ADAIR COUNTY NATIVE)


Robert Harold Hadley, Sr., 82, of Louisville, KY returned to his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. He was born on June 10, 1940 in Adair County, KY to the late Bart F. Hadley and Allene (Hale) Hadley.

 

Robert worked at AAK as a production manager/director for 52 years and was a member of Victory Baptist Church. He enjoyed the outdoors, golfing, landscaping, gardening, and was an avid runner and cyclist in his day. He loved to read and was considered a lifelong learner. He valued education and most of all he was a family-oriented man. Robert will be truly missed by all who knew him.

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Sally Hadley; a sister, Carol Hadley; and a grandson, Elijah Howlett.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Rosalyn Rae Howlett (Chris)

1 son: Robert Harold Hadley, Jr.

3 grandchildren: Chloe, Josiah, and Lydia Howlett

2 brothers: Dwight Hadley (Catherine) and Maxie Hadley (Kathy)

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

 

 

Funeral Service: Friday, March 10, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home (Preston Hwy at Brooks Rd)

 

Burial: Brookland Cemetery

 

Visitation: Thursday, March 9, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 pm and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service

 

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

 

HOLLIS DEHART, 84, RUSSELL COUNTY, KY

 
Hollis DeHart, 84, of Russell County, KY, visionary leader, dedicated public servant, honorable Navy veteran and beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away Friday, March 3, 2023 at the home of his daughter in Richmond, KY. He was born September 18, 1938 at home at the Russell County Fairgrounds, a son of the late Clarence and Matrie Kinnett DeHart. 

As a young man, Mr. DeHart was a carpenter and loved the art of woodworking. He served his country in the United States Navy and traveled the world as an enlisted man. He earned multiple degrees from Campbellsville University and Western Kentucky University. While a senior at Campbellsville, Mr. DeHart was voted president of the senior class. He was later placed on the Board of Regents for the college when it became a university. Mr. DeHart was an educator. He taught sociology at Russell County High School; served as principal, was Assistant Superintendent of Russell County Schools and was Transportation Director for Russell County Schools. He initiated the establishment of the first Russell County High School Football Team. Mr. DeHart served as Mayor of Russell Springs and served on the Russell Springs City Council. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Russell Springs City Park; was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels; and taught Sunday School & was a deacon at Bethel Baptist Church.

 

SURVIVORS:
His wife: Jane Zimmerman DeHart
1 son & daughter-in-law: Matt & Lana DeHart of Russell Springs
1 daughter & son-in-law: Lesa & Kim Billings of Richmond, KY
1 sister & brother-in-law: Margaret & Thomas McVay
3 grandsons: Taylor Billings, Evan DeHart and Nathan DeHart

 

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth DeHart; 3 half-sisters: Ruby Burton, Pauline Barrier and Mary Doris Day; and a grandson, Ethan “Cody” Billings.

 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Conner and Bro. Dustin McGowan officiating
 
Interment: Bethlehem Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Russell County Honor Guard
 
Visitation: Monday, March 6, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home
 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lymphoma Society at https://givenow.lls.org or to Campbellsville University at campbellsville.edu by clicking on “give” at the top of the page.

 

Arrangements for Mr. Hollis DeHart have been entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

GRACE HENSON, 97, REPUBLIC, MISSOURI (RUSSELL COUNTY NATIVE)

 

Grace Henson, 97, of Republic, Missouri went home to be with her Lord, with her loving daughters by her side, on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. She was born on April 19, 1925 in Russell Springs, KY to O.C. and Maude (Abrell) Evans.

 

Grace grew up and spent most of her life in Russell County, KY. She married Alvin Henson on December 17, 1945 and this union was blessed with two daughters, Betty, and Barbara. Later in life they relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana and then finally to Republic, Missouri to be closer to family. They shared 53 amazing years together, until his passing in 1998.

 

Grace was a homemaker and an avid gardener. She grew and preserved fruits and vegetables for her family. Grace was a hard-working lady, who loved showing her family love by the preparation of wonderful meals, and by creating amazing quilts and crocheted items that she shared with them. Above all, Grace loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and the time she was able to spend with them.

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Alvin and 3 siblings: Waldo Evans, Esco Evans, and Lindo Evans.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 daughters: Betty J. Neal & husband Wes Weaver of Brookline, Missouri and Barbara J. Ford of Springfield, Missouri

3 grandchildren: Tiffany Schafer & husband Bill of Evansville, Missouri, Melanie Baker of Republic, Missouri and James D. Rawson of Springfield, Missouri

2 great-grandchildren: Austin J. Sterling of Battlefield, Missouri and Jack H. Baker of Springfield, Missouri

Other extended family & countless friends

 

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Meadors Funeral Home in Republic, Missouri with Pastor Lee Miller officiating. Burial took place next to her husband at Evergreen Cemetery.

 

This obituary a courtesy of Bernard Funeral Home.

 

RACHEL ANTLE, 96, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Rachel Antle, 96, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at Russell County Hospital in Russell Springs, KY. She was born in Olga, KY on July 11, 1926 to the late Everett and Valara Melson Morgan.
 
Mrs. Antle was a member of Coffey’s Friendship Church and enjoyed flower gardening and spending time with her family and friends.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie B. Antle; a son, Danny Antle; and eight siblings: Calvin, Edwin, Eugene, James, William, and Paul Morgan, Christine Antle, and Marie Hadley.
 
SURVIVORS:
4 children: Larry Antle (Patty) of Glensfork, KY, Jerry Antle (Ruby) of Columbia, KY, Ilene Kimbler of Jamestown, KY, and Katha Kimbler (Kenny Dale) of Jamestown, KY
11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren & great-great-grandchildren
1 brother: Ralph Morgan of Russell Springs 
Several nieces & nephews
 
Graveside Service: Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 3:00pmCT at the Regan Cemetery with Bro. Kenny Dale Kimbler officiating
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 92 Dr. Joe T Petty Dr., Suite 1, Russell Springs, KY 42642.
 
Pallbearers: Lonnie Antle, Joey Antle, Tommy Antle, Chase Antle, Alan Kimbler, and Matthew Kimbler
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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