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Obituaries Archives for 2023-05

Robert F. Montville, 61, Russell Springs, KY

 

Robert F. Montville, 61, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Friday, May 26, 2023 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. He was born in Albany, New York on August 12, 1961, a son of the late Helen M. (Jerome) and Nelson Montville.

SURVIVORS:
His fiance': Mary Lajuett
1 son: Robert Montville Jr. (M'Rae)
3 sisters: Brenda Scott, Lisa Furnia, and Patty Keefe

A host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews & friends

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Josh Montville; two brothers: Ed and Elmer Montville; and two sisters: Eliza VanEtten and Linda Coons.

The family chose care and cremation.

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

Mark Allen "Junk Man" Mattingly, 55, Columbia, KY

 

Mark Allen “Junk Man” Mattingly, 55, of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, May 28, 2023, at his residence with his loving wife by his side. He was born on August 28, 1967 in Lebanon, KY.

 

“Junk Man” as he was known by all his friends loved tearing down buildings and collecting anything he could sell for a profit. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

 

He is survived by the love of his life, wife Lois Bevell Mattingly of Columbia, KY.

 

Mr. Mattingly chose cremation, and a memorial service will be held later.

 

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

Katherine Sue Littell, 82, Valrico, FL (Adair County Native)

 

Katherine Sue Littell, 82, of Valrico, FL passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 in Florida. Sue, as she was known by her friends and family, was born on November 27, 1940 in Milltown, KY.


She spent her early years in Milltown and in Louisville until she and her family moved to Florida. She met her future husband, Bill, in Tarpon Springs. They were married in 1959 and moved to Tampa, FL where in 1960 their daughter, Leslie Sue, was born.

 

Sue had a successful career as a teller for several Tampa banks during the 1960’s and 70’s. For pleasure, Sue loved collecting antiques and pets. She has had many of both during her life. She also loved to travel and camp in the family RV’s. She was an accomplished genealogist tracing her family roots back several centuries.

 

Sue was preceded in death by her daughter, Leslie Sue and her parents, L.J. and Clarice Butler Willis.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband of 63 years: Bill Littell

 

Burial: Union Cemetery in Milltown, KY (down the road from the farmhouse where she was born)

 

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

 

Christine I. Burris, 97, Brighton, Michigan


Christine I. Burris, 97, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. She was born on May 6, 1926 in Amandaville, KY to the late Chester and Virgie (Furkin) Tweedy.
 

Christine married Bolin F. Burris on April 14, 1945 and celebrated 68 years before his passing in 2013. She was also preceded in death by three brothers: James Elford (Mary Lou), Marvin Grant (Juanita), and Tom Paul (Christine) and two sisters: Helen (Hayes) Melson and Lottie (Perry) Burchett.

Mrs. Burris was a member of Memorial Christian Church. She worked for Argus Camera and retired from UMI. Christine was an avid University of Michigan football fan, loved to play cards, made legendary potato salad for family events, and loved to go to the casino and out to eat with friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

Many nieces, nephews, wonderful caregivers, and friends at Caretel Inns in Brighton

Funeral Service: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

Visitation: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 after 12:00pmCT at the funeral home 


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
 

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

 

John David Barr, Jr., 54, Russell Springs, KY


John David Barr, Jr., 54, of Russell Springs, KY passed away at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY after a long illness. He was born March 20, 1969 in Henderson, KY, the son of the late John Barr, Sr. and Sharon Tripp Sullivan. 
 

John was the former owner of B & B Underwater Logistics and Lake Cumberland Canvas. He enjoyed turkey hunting and spending time on the lake. John attended Pleasant Hill Community Church.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Colton (Chaley) Barr of Russell Springs

1 daughter: Brittany Barr (Dan Thorne) of Indianapolis, Indiana

3 sisters: Elaine (Charlie) Buis and Melissa Hill of Russell Springs; Stephanie Alexander of Livingston, Texas

4 grandchildren: Kian, Rylan, Cameron, and Lillianna

His stepmother: Sue Barr of Jamestown

1 stepbrother: Sean Brown of Steamboat, Colorado

Several special nieces & nephews

 

Funeral service: Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Hood officiating

 

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Sunday

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in John’s memory to Bernard Funeral Home to offset funeral expenses.

 

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

Karen Raye Sullivan Mullins, 60, Eubank, KY

 
Karen Raye Sullivan Mullins, 60, of Eubank, KY passed away Sunday, May 21, 2023 at her home. She was born in Columbia, KY on September 17, 1962, a daughter of Mary Bernard and the late Phillip  Sullivan.
 
Karen was a homemaker.
 
In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by two sisters: Marion Francis Fortenberry and Linda Sue Stargle.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband: James Mullins of Eubank, KY
1 son: Shane T, Mullins of Eubank, KY
Her mother: Mary Bernard of Russell Springs, KY 
1 sister: Cleda McDonald of Russell Springs, KY
3 brothers: Roy (Woody) Sullivan of Louisville, KY;  Randy Sullivan and Waynie Sullivan of Jamestown, KY
1 grandchild: Nepha Mullins
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Delvin Wilson officiating
 
Burial: Jamestown Cemetery
 
Visitation: Wednesday, May 24, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at the funeral home
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Frances T. Burris, 77, Columbia, KY

 

Frances T. Burris, 77, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 2:44 P.M. at her home. She was born October 10, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Robert James and Jen Marie Vaclon Davis and was raised by the late Lloyd and Lena Lawson.  

 

She was also preceded in death by her son, Edward Steven Burris and three brothers: Bob, Bryan and Jackie Davis.

 

Frances was a member of Bloomington Chapel Church, formerly operated a Hot Dog Stand in Chicago, and was a homemaker.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Finis “Red” Burris of Columbia

2 sisters: Nancy Shaunessy and Patricia Stephens of Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Ralph Foster officiating

 

Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 8:00 A.M. Tuesday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Earl G. Coomer, 89, Burbank, Illinois

 

Earl G. Coomer, 89, of Burbank, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 in Oak Lawn, Illinois. He was the son of the late Pearl Gibson Coomer and Vasco Coomer.

 

He was also preceded in death by four brothers: Elwood, Donald, Dale, and Maurice Coomer and two sisters: Opal Coffey and Louise Allen.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Dorothy Murphy Coomer

1 brother: Ronald Coomer

4 sisters: Cleda (George) Colman, Phyllis Akin, Betty Melson, and Karen (Bob) Lisak

 

Mr. Coomer chose cremation and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

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

Debbie Stephens, 66, Jamestown, KY

 

Debbie Stephens, 66, of Jamestown, KY passed away on Friday, May 19, 2023, at Baptist Health Lexington. She was born at home on October 2, 1956 in Creelsboro, the youngest of eleven children born to the union of the late Rollin and Irene Lawless Shearer, Sr.

 

Debbie was a retired Health Information Systems employee at Russell County Hospital with over 23 years of service. At an early age, Debbie accepted Jesus as her Savior and became a member of Union Chapel United Methodist Church. Not many years later, she became the church treasurer, holding that office for almost 50 years. Debbie loved her family and spending time with them. She always looked forward to all the family “get togethers.” Debbie also enjoyed cooking. 

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Richard Stephens of Jamestown, whom she wed on July 1, 1977

1 son: Ryan (Sara) Stephens of Russell Springs

5 sisters: Rema Needels of Virginia, Cora Bolin of Jamestown, Sue Ann Zimmerman of Russell Springs, Brenda (Mitchell) Higginbotham of Jamestown, and Jennifer Beck of Russell Springs

 

In addition to her parents, Debbie was preceded in death by two brothers: Rollin Shearer, Jr. and Jack Shearer and three sisters: Norma Stearns, Naomi Wooldridge, and Nadene Wilson. 

 

Funeral Service: Monday, May 22, 2023 at 10:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Willis and Bro. Robert Morris officiating

 

Burial: Jamestown City Cemetery

 

Visitation: Sunday May 21, 2023 from 5:00-8:00pmCT and Monday, May 22, 2023 after 8:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home

 

Active & honorary pallbearers: Nick Shearer, Kevin Shearer, Jason Bolin, Caleb Reader, Todd Stearns, Kennedy Coffey, Josh Carey, Jordan Helm, Steven Needels, and Barry Bolin.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations of sympathy be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692. 

 

Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Bernard Funeral Home.An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.

 

Houston Jenkins, 90, Campbellsville, KY (Adair County Native)

 

Houston Jenkins, 90, of Campbellsville, KY passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 in Jamestown. 

 

He was a former resident of Adair County and lived for several years in Campbellsville. Houston was an original member of the Melody Aires Quartet singing the bass part. He and the Melody Aires sang Gospel music for many years in churches throughout Kentucky and surrounding states. He loved his family, church family, and friends. Houston loved to fish and hunt, and was a devoted University of Kentucky Wildcat basketball fan.

 

Houston was a professed Christian. He loved the Lord and was a member of Campbellsville First Church of God.

  

He was preceded in death by the "love of his life", Ruth Ann Stayton Jenkins, in May 2014; his parents, Elvin & Susan Anna Jeffries Jenkins of Metcalfe County; and a sister, Elgia Jenkins of Metcalfe County.

 
SURVIVORS:
3 children: Steve & Tammy Jenkins of Somerset, Kevin & Shelly Jenkins of Columbia, and Margo & Gary Pennington of North Carolina
3 grandchildren & 1 great-grandchild 
Several nieces & nephews 
Very special sisters-in-law & their families (who loved him like a brother): Tretha Dugger, Donna Estes & husband Bobby, and Linda Owens all of Campbellsville
A host of friends
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 2:00pmET (1:00pmCT) in the chapel of L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville
 
Burial: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
 
Visitation: Saturday from 5:00-9:00pmET (4:00-8:00pmCT) and on Sunday after 11:00amET (10:00amCT) 
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Margaret Reeder, 87, Russell Springs, KY

 
Margaret Reeder, 87, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Thursday, May 18, 2023 at home. She was born in Creelsboro, KY on July 7, 1935, a daughter of the late Nellie (Garner) and Cameron  Mann.
 
She was a homemaker.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Diane Bailey, of Jamestown, KY and Debbie Powell (Calvin) of Russell Springs, KY
1 sister: Ruth Bledsoe of Jamestown, KY
1 brother: Robert  Mann (Linda) of Russell Springs, KY
3 grandchildren: Denisha Rawlings (Chris), Josh Powell, Melanie Walton (Ryan)
6 great-grandchildren: Ellis, Nella and Phoebe Walton, Mackenna, Norah and Cian Powell
Other family & friends
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, David Bailey; 2 brothers: Edward and Ernest Mann; and 4 sisters: Liz and Jewell Mann, Ruby Back, and Mary Lee.
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY
 
Visitation: Saturday from  4:00pm-8:00pmCT and Sunday after 8:00amCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel 
 
Burial: Russell County Memorial Gardens 
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

Audrey Mae Davis Spivey, 82, Russell Springs, KY

 
Audrey Mae Davis Spivey, 82, of Russell Springs, KY died Friday, May 19, 2023 at Russell County Hospital. She was born on October 8, 1940, the daughter of the late John R. and Christine Ore Davis.
 

She retired from the Russell County School System and a member of Bethel United Baptist Church.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Spivey whom she married August 8, 1958 and two sons-in-law: Michael Elliott and Jeff Wilson.

 

SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Lana Foley (Richard) and Patsy Elliott of Russell Springs, KY
1 son: Robert Spivey (Gabrielle) of Russell Springs, KY

2 sisters: Sally Burnett of Florida and Wanda Ballard (John) of Danville, KY

1 brother: J.R. Davis Jr. (Nancy) of Nicholasville, KY

2 granddaughters: Regina Haugen and Miranda Roy (Michael) of Russell Springs, KY
4 step-grandchildren: Tim Foley (Robin) of Columbia, KY, Ginny Foley (Matt) of Russell Springs, KY, Dominic Gonzalez (Whitney) of Russell Springs, KY and Donica Turner (Phillip) of Elizabethtown, KY
3 great-grandchildren: Kamber Wilson, Baylor Roy and Linleigh Roy
A multitude of step-grandchildren and hundreds who called her "Granny"
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Delvin Wilson officiating  
 
Interment: Davis Cemetery in Barbourville, KY
 
Visitation: Saturday from 5:00pm-9:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home
 
Expressions of sympathy are requested to be in the form of donations to the Davis Cemetery, 100 Davco Dr. #130, Danville, KY 40422 or to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.
 
Pallbearers: Jeremy Ballard, Chad Spivey, Richie Davis, David Spivey, Vincent Patterson and Dominic Gonzales
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Bill Clark and members of Bethel United Baptist Church
 
A special thanks to the staff of Russell County Hospital and Hospice of Lake Cumberland.
 
Wilson Funeral Home in Russell Springs, KY is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Linda Carol Bennett, 73, Columbia, KY


Linda Carol Bennett, 73, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 12:55 P.M. at Glenview Nursing Home in Glasgow. She was born August 8, 1949 in Green County, KY to the late Wesley Akin, Jr. and Virginia Mae Arnett Akin. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Bennett on December 24, 2021 and her daughter, Crystal Joy Pierce. 

 

She attended Calvary Temple Church and was a retired factory worker.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Richard Burris (Betty) of Columbia and Adam Bennett of Glasgow

5 grandchildren: Wesley Burris (Jessicia) of Columbia, Richard Nathanael Pierce (Jocelyn) of Troy, Ohio, Jeremiah Pierce (Miranda) of Troy, Ohio, Brook Burris (finace Taylor Perkins) of Mt. Sherman, Cherish Little (Aaron) of Troy Ohio

3 great-grandchildren

 

Funeral service: Monday, May 22, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Pastor Troy McWhorter and Bro. David South officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00 A.M. Monday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Jeanette Jones, 86, Columbus, Ohio (formerly of Adair County, KY)


Jeanette Jones, 86, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Adair County, died Friday, May 12, 2023 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born November 2, 1936 in Columbia, KY, the youngest child of Sallie O. Patterson and Theron B. Ingram. 
 

Jeanette accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age. She attended and graduated from Jackman High School in Columbia, KY in May of 1955.  She was married soon after high school to Russell Jones, a soldier in the United States Air Force, stationed in multiple states and several countries overseas while raising an ever growing family with 5 children. After lovingly raising her children, Jeanette pursued a career with The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles where she retired after 20 years of exemplary service, earning multiple awards and recognition for her dedicated work.  Soon after retiring with her children grown, Jeanette and Russell purchased their first luxury item, an RV, and travelled extensively across the country celebrating with family and friends from coast to coast.  This adventure ended when Russell went home to Our Lord in October of 2017. Jeanette then continued to serve as Matriarch to her family in Ohio providing unconditional love and support to all until her last day.  Jeanette lived her entire life putting family and friends before herself. She lived modestly and humbly by choice. To be witness to this was truly amazing. Jeanette often stated, “The only thing I really want is for her family to live a life of love and to always do the next right thing in the name of our Lord and savior.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandchild, Allan Truman.

 

SURVIVORS:

5 children: Abraham Jones of Columbus, Ohio; Russell Jones Jr. of Hilliard, Ohio; Jeanene Truman and Martin Williamson of Columbus, Ohio; Timothy and Teresa Mojica Valdez Jones of Reynoldsburg, Ohio and Randy Jones of Columbus, Ohio

Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren: Dominique Tharp of Columbus, Ohio; Benjamin Jones and Nicholas Jones of Hilliard, Ohio; Vlices Garcia, Cindy and Leo Garcia, Timothy Jones II , Jakob Jones and Zachary Jones all of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; Maliya Gavin, Arionna Tharp and Camerin Tharp all of Columbus, Ohio

 

Funeral service: Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Howard Britt delivering the Eulogy

 

Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 12:00 P.M. Sunday

 

Casket Bearers: Roy Ingram, Timothy Jones II, Jakob Jones, Zachary Jones, Camerin Tharp, Randy Jones

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

James Rollin Wilson, 89, Russell County, KY


James Rollin Wilson, 89, a native to the Salem community of Russell County, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2023 at Ivy Knoll Senior Living, in Covington. He was born September 26, 1933 at home in Salem, a son of the late Herbert and Elva Meece Wilson.

 

He was the last surviving of the Wilson children. A Korean War veteran, Mr. Wilson served honorably in the United States Army. He proudly wore his Korean Veteran hat, putting all his other hats aside. Mr. Wilson, “Pop” to everyone but his wife, Marilyn, was loved by all who met him. His smiling blue eyes revealed his inner happiness. Mr. Wilson was a humorous man who loved to tell stories. When speaking of him, people would say “What a guy!”. He was so personable, Mr. Wilson never forgot a name, recalling both first and last names of people he encountered over the years. He was a Christian man of Baptist faith who would so diligently study his Bible, he would have to replace a worn-out copy with a new.  Mr. Wilson enjoyed watching Shepherd’s Chapel on television for many years. He was a hard-working, humble man. Mr. Wilson enjoyed gardening and canning the rewards; he liked working on his tractors and going fishing. He loved to travel; especially to many of the National Parks. “Pop” sure loved his grandchildren and was so proud of them.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Marilyn Rider Wilson

1 son: James Clinton Wilson of Walton

1 daughter: Cheryl (Tim) Brookbank of Erlanger

3 grandchildren: Anthony Brandon Wilson, Robert Nicholas (Martha) Wilson, and Ryan Matthew (Jennifer) Wilson

5 great-grandchildren & 2 great-great-grandchildren

Several nieces & nephews

 

Along with his parents, Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his daughter, Renita Gail Wilson; four brothers: Lewis Wilson, Phillip Wilson, Harold Wilson, and Wilkie Wilson (and a brother who died in infancy); and five sisters: Viola Weddle, Gladys Martin, Lynnr Smiley, Maretha Clayton and Edna Weddle.

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home, with Bro. Larold Gosser officiating

 

Interment: Salem Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Russell County Honor Guard

 

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Sunday

 

Pallbearers: Jerry Roaden, Leonard Wilson, Nick Wilson, Ryan Wilson, Tony Wilson, Clint Wilson and Tim Brookbank

 

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

 

Pamela J. Austin, 70, Russell Springs, KY

 

Pamela J. Austin, 70, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, May 15th, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. She was born in Dayton, Ohio on September 16, 1952, a daughter of the late Ruth (Katerhenry) and Kenneth W. Mills.

Pamela was a homemaker.

SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Sonja Angel
1 son: Anthony Partridge 
1 sister: Deborah Daughtery
3 brothers: Tim Mills, Kenny Mills, and Mike Mills
6 grandchildren & 9 great grandchildren

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Larry Austin, a sister, Sharon Mills, and a brother, Charles Mills.

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

Marie Badgley, 97, Russell Springs, KY

 
Marie Badgley, 97, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at her granddaughter's home. She was born February 5, 1926 in Russell County, a daughter of the late Larkin and Cora George Popplewell. 
 
Marie’s mother raised eight children on her own. The three Popplewell girls learned to cook at an early age. Marie would share her love of cooking through the years with her own family and any guests that she would host. It didn’t matter what time company arrived, there would be a meal waiting. Marie was a hard worker. Even into her 90's, she could work circles around her grandchildren. At age 95, she was still mowing and weedeating her own yard. Marie loved getting out and going to town. She was known to be the kindest person you’d ever meet. Marie was said to have no filter, but could still be sweet. She was a long time member of the Main Street Church of God in Russell Springs.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Gary Badgley of Russell Springs
5 grandchildren: Gary (Angie) Badgley, Jr., Tracy Lynn Harmon, and Troy Don Badgley all of Shelbyville, Indiana, Megan (Henry) Messer of Russell Springs, and Katherine (Zechary) Messer of Eli
8 great-grandchildren: Henryetta Messer, Jaclynn Messer, Henry Messer, Jr., Sophia Messer, Wyatt Badgley, Darian Trumpey, Christopher Conover and Damon Badgley
 
Along with her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Lynn Badgley; two sisters: Faye Stephens and Zelma Morton; and five brothers: Londo Popplewell, Glendo Popplewell, Herbert Popplewell, Curtis Popplewell and Donald Popplewell.
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, May 20, 2023 at  2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Allen officiating
 
Interment: Russell Springs City Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Saturday at Bernard Funeral Home
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hosparus Health in memory of Marie.
 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Myrtle E. Rexroat, 91, Russell Springs, KY

 
Myrtle E. Rexroat, 91, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, May 13, 2023 at her home. She was born in Liberty, KY on January 18, 1932, a daughter of the late Sarah Alice (Napier) and Erad Snow.
 
Myrtle was a homemaker.
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husbands: Lawrence Walls and J.D. Rexroat; 4 daughters: Sue Ann Walls, Linda Durham, Glenda Cook, and Belinda Karbosky; a grandson, Cody Walls; a granddaughter, Jacklyn Durham; 2 brothers: Donald and Gomer Snow; and 2 sisters: Opal Watson and Elvina Bishop.
 
SURVIVORS:
4 daughters: Brenda Forsee of Russell Springs, KY, Rhonda Lawless of Jamestown, KY, Wanda Luttrell of Dunnville, KY, and Katie Walls of Russell Springs, KY
4 sons: Randall Walls of Liberty, KY, Zendell Walls and Wendell Walls of Russell Springs, KY, and Stan Branham of 
Somerset, KY
1 sister: Lois Everett of Stanford, KY
2 brothers: Ora Snow and Vernon Snow, both of Liberty, KY
20 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, & 12 great great grandchildren
 
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Wednesday at the funeral home
 
Burial: Jamestown Cemetery
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

Ronald Gene (Ron) Clayton, 74, Nicholasville, KY (Jamestown, KY Native)

 
Ronald Gene (Ron) Clayton, 74, of Nicholasville, KY (a native of Jamestown, KY) passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2023 after a long, hard-fought battle with lung cancer. He transitioned peacefully at the home he shared with Nadean Wooldridge, his partner of many years, who was faithfully by his side.
 
Ronald was born and raised in Jamestown, KY, which held a special place in his heart throughout his entire life. He was baptized as a member of Greens Chapel Church at a young age, and his wish was that he be returned to his home and his final resting place.
 
He resided in Nicholasville, KY and retired from Gulf States Paper Corporation. There are countless friends and relatives there who will mourn and miss him terribly. Nadean remarked that most called him Smiley, because that was always his initial greeting: big, bright, heart-warming smile. 
 
He was an Army Veteran, having served his country in Vietnam as a member of the 101st Airborne. His induction into the Army required signed permission from his mother due to his young age.
 
Ronald was preceded in death by his mother, Tootsie Clayton; his father, Eugene Clayton; a brother, Ernest Clayton; and Antoine Wooldridge, whom he helped raise.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Monte Clayton
His partner: Nadean Wooldridge
2 grandchildren: Chase and Olivia
1 brother: Gilbert Clayton
3 sisters: Pauline Clayton Perkins, Velva Clayton and Reda Clayton
A host of nephews, nieces, cousins & friends
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Rev. A.R. Taylor, Jr. and Rev Craig Tackett officiating
 
Burial: Greens Chapel Cemetery in Jamestown, KY with full Military Honors by Russell County Honor Squad
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Thursday at the funeral home
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
 

Norman Dean Bell, 76, Columbia, KY

 
Norman Dean Bell, 76, of Columbia, KY passed away Saturday, May 13, 2023 at his residence. He was born on March 12, 1947 in Summersville, Missouri to the late Norman Emmett and Vera Maxine Powell Bell. 
 
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jane Ann Williams Bell and a brother, Ronald Edmond Bell.
 
Mr. Bell was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Army and was an outdoorsman, enjoying fishing and boating.
 
SURVIVORS:
His fiancée: Cindy Bradshaw of Columbia, KY
1 daughter: Kim White of Bowling Green, KY
4 stepchildren: Anthony Curry (April), Joseph Curry (Kristi), Adam Curry, and Adriane Curry all of Columbia, KY
1 sister: Sharon Hix of Comanche, TX
3 grandchildren & 12 step-grandchildren
 
 
Funeral Service: Friday, May 19, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with military honors provided by VFW Post 6097 
 
Burial: Fairview Cemetery in Bowling Green, KY
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Friday
 
In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral arrangements.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Patsy G. Norris, 63, Jamestown, KY

 
Patsy G. Norris, 63, of Jamestown, KY passed away Friday, May 12, 2023 at home. She was born in Jamestown on June 6, 1959, a daughter of the late Dorothy (Bell) Wesley and Marvin Ray Craig.
 
Patsy worked at Fair Oaks Nursing Home for many years.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Denny Norris
2 daughters: Jenny Crockett and Patricia Norris
3 sons: Brandon Ford (Victoria), Aaron Norris (Haley), and Dee Norris 
1 sister: Naomi Brown (Irvin)
1 brother: Ricky Craig (Freda)
7 grandchildren & 2 great-grandchildren
Several other family members & friends
 
Graveside Service: Tuesday May 16, 2023 at 12:00pmCT at the Jamestown Cemetery with Bro. Doug Popplewell officiating
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Earline Bryant, 94, Glasgow, KY

 

Earline Bryant, 94, of Glasgow, KY died Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 3:00 A.M. at the home of her brother and sister-in-law. She was born November 29, 1928 in Adair County to the late Lee and Ursli Pierce Bryant. 
 

She retired from the Pendleton County School System and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Glasgow.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 brother & sister-in-law: S.E. and Ima E. Bryant of Glasgow

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral service: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Taylor officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Wednesday

 

Casket Bearers: Keith Donbrowski, Andrew Walters, Josh Taylor, Cael Clarkson, Chris Ryan, Braydon Dixon

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Freddie MacArthur Loy, 81, Columbia, KY


Freddie MacArthur Loy, 81, of Columbia, KY passed away Friday, May 12, 2023 from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born on May 9, 1942 in Adair County to the late Hansel and Rosa Gladys Hill Loy.

 

Freddie was a member of the Amazing Grace Church and enjoyed shooting pool, playing cards and spending time with family and friends, especially his brother Raymond.

 

SURVIVORS:

4 children: Jimmy Loy of Michigan, Lisa Neat (Rick) of Glensfork, KY, Darlene Jessie (Wayne) of Edmonton, KY, and Sheila Hunt (Russell) of Columbia, KY

5 grandchildren: Rikki Michelle Neat Pooler (Jacob), Joshua Loy, Nathan Loy, Autumn Loy, and Isabelle Jessie;

2 great-grandchildren: Kristan Hammons and Ivar Blanton

1 brother: Raymond Loy

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three siblings: Betty Murphy, Peggy Furkin, and Harold Loy and a daughter-in-law, Mary Loy.

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Janes officiating

 

Burial: Antioch Cemetery

 

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

 

Pallbearers: Jason Collins, Jerry Streeval, Derrick Murphy, James “Bo” Murphy, Danny Sneed, and Andrew Murphy
 

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

 

Gary Lynn Curry, 68, Columbia, KY

 
Gary Lynn Curry, 68 of Columbia, KY (formerly of Greensburg), son of the late Lester Curry and Hazel Marie Burton Curry, was born on June 29, 1954 in Adair County and departed this life on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at his home.
 

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Greensburg Baptist Church. Gary was a supervisor for Dana Corporation for several years, and retired from United Citizens Bank as a Courier.

 
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Tessa Lynae Curry & companion Garry Bryant of Campbellsville, KY
1 son: Ryan Curry of Columbia, KY
Step-children: Erika & Randy Sprowles and Allison Simpson of Campbellsville, KY
3 brothers & sisters-in-law: Ralph & Treva Curry and Steve & Phyllis Curry of Columbia, KY; Terry & Rhonda Curry of Richmond, KY
4 sisters & a brother-in-law: Jean Stargel of Columbia, KY; Judy & Jessie Bailey of Indiana; Beverly Veirs of Hodgenville, KY; and Sondra Curry Altman of Greensburg, KY
5 grandchildren; 1 step-grandchild; and 1 great-grandchild
 
……………..
 
Funeral Service: Monday, May 15, 2023 at 12:00pmCT at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home in Greensburg, KY
 
Burial: Bennett Cemetery
 
 
Visitation: Sunday from 4:00pm-9:00pmCT and Monday after 7:00amCT at Cowherd and Parrott 
 
In additon to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Roy Veirs and a nephew, Payton Altman.
 
The family as asked that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Gary Curry Scholarship Fund and can be made at the funeral home. 
 
Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Scott Evert, 66, Columbia, KY

 

Thomas Scott Evert, 66, of Columbia, KY passed away Monday, April 17, 2023 at his residence. He was born on August 11, 1956 in Baltimore, MD to the late Carl Sr. and Thomasine Heathcoat Evert. 

 

Mr. Evert attended the Pleasant Hill Community Church and was a retired steel fabricator. He was a musician, playing the guitar and piano and was a graphic artist. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Sandra Thomas Evert of Columbia

1sister: Mary Walkling (Bill) of Sykesville, MD

Several loving nieces & nephews

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings: Joseph Evert, Carl Evert, Jr, Teresa Ramsburg, and Nancy DiForte.

 

Tom chose cremation.

 

Memorial Service: Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 10:00amCT at Pleasant Hill Community Church, 8545 Hwy 1680, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Dennis Price officiating

 

Visitation: After 9:00amCT at the church

 

In lieu of flowers, Tom requested that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to the Pleasant Hill Community Church.

 

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

 

Earl Coomer, 89, Burbank, IL


Earl G. Coomer, 89, of Burbank, IL passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2023 in Oak Lawn, IL. He was the son of the late Pearl Gibson Coomer and Casco Coomer.

 

He was also preceded in death by four brothers: Elwood, Donald, Dale, and Maurice Coomer and two sisters: Opal Coffey and Louise Allen.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Dorothy Murphy Coomer

1 brother: Ronald Coomer

4 sisters: Cleda (George) Colman, Phyllis Akin, Betty Melson, and Karen (Bob) Lisak

 

Mr. Coomer chose cremation and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

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

 

James Neal McGowan, 78, Columbia, KY


James Neal McGowan, 78, of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born in Columbia, KY on August 25, 1944 to the late J.C. and Frances Moss McGowan.

 

Jimmy was a member of the Columbia Christian Church and an avid fisherman. The loves of his life were his wife of 52 years, his children, and grandchildren.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Marilyn Revis McGowan of Columbia

2 children: Cortney Neal Mooney (Charles) of Columbia, KY and Kyle Grant McGowan (Lindsay) of Jeffersonville, IN

6 grandchildren: Colby Cowan (Charity), Katelyn Cowan, Case Cowan, Clay Mooney, Molly McGowan, and Sebastian Farmer

2 great-grandchildren: Cora and Layne Cowan

Several other friends & relatives

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Frankie McGowan and a sister, Beverly Lane.

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with with Bro. John Davis and Bro. Adam Shepard officiating

 

Burial: Cane Valley Cemetery
 

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

 

Pallbearers: Larry Bryant, Russ Corby, Richard Phelps, Robbie Collier, John Revis, and Allen Helm

 

Honorary pallbearers: Tommy Edwards, Charles Curry, Charles England, Henry Sandusky, Jerry Compton, Kenny Davis, Ronnie Mitchell, Tommy Grider, John Hancock, and Joe Lynn Barbee
 

Lila Jane Claywell Kimber, 86, Edmonds, Oklahoma (Columbia, KY Native)


Lila Jane Claywell Kimber, age 86, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. Lila was the second of seven children born on June 4, 1936 to Otis and Ruby Claywell.

She spent her early years in Breeding and Columbia, KY graduating from Adair County High School in May of 1955. Lila married Jack Kimbler on her 19th birthday, June 4, 1955. She was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. Lila was a wonderful cook and enjoyed being a hostess and entertaining and making every occasion beautiful and special. She also found pleasure caring for her garden and potted plants, what a green thumb.


Lila loved the Lord and lived her days pleasing him. She was devoted to raising her family and grandchildren, to love the Lord, like she did. She attended Bible Study Fellowship, then became a leader so she could take 3 of her grandchildren with her so they too could learn the word of God. She was active at Edmond’s First Baptist Church until she could no longer attend on her own. She and Jack were especially involved with Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children, where together they raised money to build a new cottage at Boy Ranch Town that holds their name, The Kimbler Cottage.


In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Jack, whom she has missed terribly since his death in 2020; two brothers: Lyman and Irving; brothers-in-law: Bobby Kimbler, Joe Kimbler, Don Cook, Harry Kimbler and Phil Estes; and son-in-law, Scott Curry. 
 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: Greg, Brad & wife Monica, and Staci

8 grandchildren: KelsiJo Kimbler, Braden Curry, Kendyl Kimbler, Levi Kimbler, Morgan Curry, Faith Kimbler, Clay Kimbler, and Grace Kimbler

5 great-grandchildren: Lily Kimbler, Andrew Kimbler, Cade Kimbler, Emery Curry and Wrenley Curry

2 sisters: Elaine and Jan

2 brothers: Doyle and Leon

7 sisters-in-law

Many nieces & nephews


Funeral Service: Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Mathew’s Funeral Home in Edmond, OK

 

Graveside Service: Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Freedom Cemetery in Columbia, KY with visitation from 10:30amCT until time for the service at Freedom Cemetery

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials/gifts are requested to be made to the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children.

 

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

Roger Allen Janes, 58, Jamestown, KY

 
Roger Allen Janes, 58, of Jamestown, KY (formerly of Columbia, KY) passed away Monday, May 8, 2023 at his residence. He was born in Columbia, KY on January 25, 1965 to the late Cody and Joyce Furkins Janes.
 
Roger was of the Christian faith and a true outdoorsman enjoying ginseng hunting, farming, and hunting. 
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: Jeremy and Zackary Janes both of Columbia, KY
4 grandchildren: Quentin, Jayden, Carolyn, and Timmy
1 nephew: Nick Janes
Several other friends & relatives
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Keisha Janes and a brother, Derek Janes.
 
Mr. Janes chose cremation and no services are scheduled at this time. 
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ronnie Leroy Rhodes, 69, Columbia, KY

 

Ronnie Leroy Rhodes, 69, of Columbia, KY passed away Monday, May 8, 2023 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY. He was born in Franklin, IN on February 7, 1954 to the late Leroy and Venita Berry Rhodes.

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Rhodes and a sister, Linda Rhodes.

 

Mr. Rhodes was a retired manager of Family Dollar after 30 years and pastored the Hungry House Ministries. He also attended 3 Trees Church and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.


SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Charity Baker (Larry) of Columbia, KY

1 granddaughter: Katie Baker of Columbia, KY

1 brother: Robert Dale Rhodes (Sherry) of Florida

His mother-in-law: Geneva Lee of Columbia, KY

Several other friends & relatives

 

Funeral Service: 11:00amCT on Friday, May 12, 2023 at 3 Trees Church in Russell Springs, KY with Pastor Eric Gilbert, Pastor Curt Hill, and Pastor Dale Rhodes officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: Thursday from 4:00-8:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home and on Friday from 9:00-11:00amCT at 3 Trees Church

 

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

 

Glenn Francis Lafond, 79, Columbia, KY


Glenn Francis LaFond, 79, of Columbia, KY went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 

 

For the past 20 years, Glenn served as a pastor in various churches around Kentucky. He will be remembered for his joyful personality, his eagerness to serve others, and for the lengthy closing of each of his sermons. He was happiest when he was helping others, whether visiting residents in the nursing home, leading church activities, or welcoming people into his home. The effects of his commitment to his churches, his communities, his neighbors, and his friends will be felt for generations to come.

 

SURVIVORS:

His loving wife of 8 years: Mary (Curry) LaFond

8 children: John (Becky) LaFond, Judy LaFond (Mike Craig), Tom (Melissa) LaFond, BJ LaFond, Isaac (Kristen) LaFond, Caleb (Anna-Catherine) LaFond, Josh (Diana) LaFond, and Drew (Hayley) Curry

1 sister: Patricia (John) Langland

A host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, & nephews

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Susanne (Jolley) LaFond; his mother, Doris (Mel) Duensing; his father Glenn LaFond; and two brothers: Wray LaFond and Leslie LaFond.

 

Funeral service: Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 11:00amCT at the Bearwallow Methodist Church, 6090 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY with Chaplain Caleb LaFond officiating 

 

Interment: Bearwallow Cemetery

 

Visitation: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 from 4pm-8pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY and Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 9:30amCT until service time at Bearwallow United Methodist Church 

 

Pallbearers: Isaac LaFond, Caleb LaFond, Josh LaFond, Mark Curry, Drew Curry, and Doug Campbell.

 

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

 

Carla Lea Gadberry Thomas, 59, Russell Springs, KY


Carla Lea Gadberry Thomas, 59, of Russell Springs, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2023, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, in Somerset. Born January 12, 1964, in Decatur, Illinois, she was a daughter of the late Morris and Janet Hopper Gadberry.
 

Carla worked for over 20 years at Fruit of the Loom and had most recently worked as a cook for the Russell County Board of Education for over 12 years. She loved the Kentucky Derby and the lake. Carla’s grandchildren were her world. 

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Stacy (Jeremy) Hopper of Russell Springs

2 brothers: Gregory (Linda) Gadberry of Somerset and Michael Gadberry of Russell Springs

2 sisters: Lisa (Neil) Collins of Russell Springs and Tamie (Jason) Guffey of Kings Mountain

2 grandchildren: Madison Hopper & Adalyn Hopper (& one grandchild on the way, Carly Hopper)

 

In addition to her parents, Carla was preceded in death by a sister, Pamela Kiser.

 

Funeral service: 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Carroll Egnew officiating

 

Burial: Salem Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00 A.M.  on Tuesday at Bernard Funeral Home

 

Pallbearers: Jason Guffey, Camron Guffey, Neil Collins, Chandler Collins, Travis Burns, Jared Burns, Jeremy Hopper and Jerry Thomas. 

 

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of memorial contributions to Salem Cemetery Fund, c/o Clint Hart, 300 Knob View Road, Russell Springs, KY 42642. 

 

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

 

Vivian Matthews, 64, Columbia, KY

 

Vivian Matthews, 64, of Columbia, KY passed away Friday, May 5, 2023 at her residence. She was born on May 20, 1958 in Franklin, IN to the late Donald and Mildred Burton. 

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Matthews.

 

Mrs. Matthews attended the Bloomington Chapel Brethren in Christ Church and enjoyed flower gardening and spending time with her family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS: 

2 sons: Christopher David Matthews (Samantha) of Columbia, KY and Clinton Matthews (Dawn) of Georgetown, KY

2 grandchildren: Trevor Matthews (Jacey) and Hunter Matthews

1 great-granddaughter: Josie Matthews (and one on the way)

5 siblings: Donnie Burton (Mary) of Franklin, IN, Troy Burton (Paula) of Princes Lakes, IN, Arcena Burton (Larry) of Franklin, IN, Devela Lawson (Jackie) of Princes Lakes, IN, and Tina Julbert (Jonathan) of Franklin, IN

2 stepbrothers: Stanley and Jeff Curry of Indiana

1 stepsister: Jackie Crawhorn of Indiana

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a stepsister, Melissa Burton.

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Ralph Foster officiating

 

Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery

 

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

 

Pallbearers: Trevor Matthews, Hunter Matthews, Billy “Douchy” Matthews, Travis Burton, J. T. Burton, and Brian Chastain.

 

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

 

Marvin Breeding, 89, Greensburg, KY

 

Marvin Breeding, 89, of Greensburg, KY passed away May 4th, 2023 at T.J. Health Columbia. He was born November 14, 1933 in Green County, KY to the late Atha Gent and Clyde English Breeding.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a child, Marvin Dewayne Breeding and a sister, Wynema Breeding Garrison & husband, Samuel Garrison.

 

Marvin was a devout Christian and member of the Columbia Christian Church. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. 
 

Marvin began working at the Greensburg Tobacco market at an early age before taking a job at Green Hills Nursing Home as the Dietary Supervisor, where he retired after 30+ years. 

 

In his younger years, he enjoyed horseback riding on the weekends. It was a pastime he shared with his sons, creating countless memories. His passion was farming. His meticulous attention to detail was evident by the condition of his land, equipment, and cattle. It was routine to find him hard at work maintaining his farm and ensuring his animals were well kept. 
 

SURVIVORS:

His wife of 66 years: Julia Ann Cheatham Breeding

3 sons & daughters-in-law: Wade & Carolyn Breeding, Glenn & Lesha Breeding, Keith and Debra Breeding all of Columbia, KY

8 grandchildren: David Breeding (Elizabeth), Patricia Breeding, Steven Breeding (Lindsay), Kristeena Breeding (Brandon Morris), Charles Breeding (Kate), Brandon Breeding (Breann), Savannah Roy (Clint), and Josh Roy (Marrissa)

8 great-grandchildren: Maddie, Kelsay, Briley, Samuel, Kemma, and Elsie Breeding, Memphis Roy, and Braxton Gillen

1 sister: Juanita Breeding Cheatham (Maurice)

Several other friends & relatives

 

Funeral Service: Monday, May 8, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. John Davis and Bro. Adam Shepard officiating

 

Burial: Columbia Cemetery

 

Visitation: Sunday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Monday morning until time of service at the funeral home 

 

Pallbearers: Mr. Breeding’s grandchildren


Honorary pallbearers: Elders & Deacons from Columbia Christian Church


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


 

John L. Williams, 84, Russell Springs, KY

 

John L. Williams, 84, of Russell Springs, KY passed away at home. He was born in Jamestown, KY on August 23, 1938, a son of the late Gussie (Sullivan) and Joe L. Williams.

He was a retired marina operator.

SURVIVORS:
3 daughters: Carolyn Tarter of Russell Springs, KY; 
Johnna Popplewell (Dr. James) of Jamestown, KY and Luanne Adams (Tim) of Jamestown, KY

3 grandchildren: Mandy (Eric) Weston, Emily (A.J.) Cook, & Matthew (Rachel) Adams
3 great grandsons: Layne and Avery Weston, and Owen Cook
A host of nieces, nephews, & friends

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary W. Williams; four brothers: Ike, Millard, Parker and Cody Williams; and a granddaughter, Billie Carol Murray.

Funeral Service: Friday, May 5, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Tony Stephens officiating

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

Burial: Jamestown Cemetery

Pallbearers; Gary Williams, Steve Williams, David Williams, Welby Williams, Phil Williams, Jon Williams, and Kevin Todd Williams.
 

Vivian June "Junebug" Snow Hardwick, 74, Liberty, KY

 
Vivian June “Junebug” Snow Hardwick, 74, of Liberty, KY passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2023 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, KY. She was born on August 27, 1948 in Casey County, KY, a daughter of the late Fred Childress and Velma Lee Richards Snow. 
 
June was a seamstress. She enjoyed cooking, singing, sewing, flowers, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. June attended Poplar Springs Baptist Church and Dunnville Christian Church. She had a strong profession of faith and she trusted Christ. 
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Earlin Hardwick, who passed away on June 26, 2017 and two sisters: Violet Coffman and Marie Singleton. 
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: Joseph (Bobbie) Hardwick and Marc (Regina) Hardwick, both of Russell Springs
1 daughter: Dinah (Mickey) Rooks of Columbia
1 stepdaughter: Delania (William) Luttrell of Dunnville
6 grandchildren: Katie, Maggie, Zoe, Brylie, Morgan, and C.J
Specially cherished family members: Chris & Felicia Hickson and their 5 children
1 sister: Bernice Griffin of Jacktown
 
Graveside Service: Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 2:00pmET at the South Fork Cemetery in Casey County with Bro. Johnny Maupin & Bro. Derrick Terry officiating
 
Pallbearers: Kenny Clements, Ryan Clements, Brian McQueary, Dave Delong, Brandon Richardson, and Mickey Rooks
 
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, KY is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.  

Petra Ferguson, 71, Russell Springs, KY

 
Petra Ferguson, 71, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, April 30, 2023 at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Jamestown, KY after a long illness. She was born on September 29, 1951 in Eschwege, Germany, the daughter of the late Karl Gustav Wilhelm Kontowski and Elfriede Jung Kontowski.
 
She enjoyed making quilts and giving them away.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sisters: Heide Bloyd of Russell Springs, KY and Uta Berger (Manfred) of Mainz, Germany
A host of nieces & nephews
 
The family chose cremation and no services will be held.
 
Wilson Funeral Home in Russell Springs is in charge of arrangements.
 

Arvil Ray Bryant, 87, Franklin, Indiana (Adair County Native)


Arvil Ray Bryant, 87 of Franklin, Indiana passed away Friday, April 28, 2023 at his residence. He was born March 4, 1936 in Adair County, Kentucky, the son of the late Drury T. Bryant and Fannie (Wheeler) Bryant. 


Arvil attended Edinburgh Separate Baptist Church. He retired from Arvin Automotive in Franklin after 45 years of service. He was a founding member of Amity Volunteer Fire Department where he served on the Board of Directors for several years. He enjoyed collecting knives, fishing, and gardening.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Della Fay (McGaha) Bryant on July 24, 1955 

2 children: Michael (Sandra) Bryant of Franklin, Indiana and Barbara Bryant-Hancock of Columbia, KY

2 grandchildren: Desiree Oesterling and Justina (Kevin) Hartell, both of Franklin, Indiana

2 great-grandchildren: Lilliana Hartell and Evelyn Hartell

3 siblings: Jackie (Barbara) Bryant of Trafalgar, Indiana, Alvin Bryant of Columbia, KY, and Louise (Mike) Heath of Sumner, Illinois

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Keith Hancock and siblings: Mabel Howard, James Bryant, Welby Bryant, Geneva Giles, and Willard Bryant.

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 11:00amET at Edinburgh Separate Baptist Church with Pastor Danny Bailey officiating


Visitation: Monday, May 1, 2023 from 4:00 until 8:00 PM and from 9:30 AM on Tuesday until time of service

 

Burial: Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Separate Baptist Missions, Inc. (S.B.M.I.) foreign account. If donating by check, please put in the memo section, “Ivory Coast Well Project” in memory of Arvil Ray Bryant. Please send your donation to, Edinburgh Separate Baptist Church, 905 S. Main Street, Edinburgh, Indiana, 46124.

 

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


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

 

Eva Rae Gaskin Russell, 86, Russell Springs, KY

 

Eva Rae Gaskin Russell, 86, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at her Russell Drive home, surrounded by her family. She was born on January 18, 1937 in Russell County to Lilbert Edvert and Sarah Cathern Gadberry Gaskin.

 

She and Henry Clay Russell, Jr., were united in marriage on February 23, 1952 in Russell Springs. They were married until his death, April 9, 1996. To this union two children were born, Vanessa Pearl and Michelle Doneic’.

 

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Russell was preceded in death by a grandson, Seneca Bradford Conover and three siblings, Lucy Myrtle Wilson, Edvert Glen Gaskin, and Oscar V. Gaskin.

 

Mrs. Russell was affectionately known as “Granny Eva”. She loved her children and grandchildren. She delighted in cooking for them. She enjoyed canning and freezing the large gardens that her husband Junior grew. She also loved flowers. Her favorites were peonies, gardenias, calla lilies and roses. Granny Eva loved to work outside.

 

Mrs. Russell was an avid reader, loving Southern writers, including the works of Janice Holt Giles, Harriet Arnow, Jessie Stuart, and others. She loved classic and contemporary authors, Dickinson, Bronte, Whitman, and others. She loved all types of music, classical, country and rock. She also enjoyed the richness of history and followed national politics closely, which she did not mind debating. An avid UK Men’s Basketball fan, she loved the Kentucky Wildcats.

 

Mrs. Russell was employed at Russell Sportswear, before a career at Union Underwear, later Fruit of the Loom where she was a sew-pocket. After her retirement after 33-years, she was employed at Amazon for an additional 15 years. A graduate of Campbellsville Beauty College, she also worked as a hairdresser for several years. After retirement, she attended the Russell County Vocational School, completing a course as an Electrician’s assistant.

 

Mrs. Russell attended the Clear Springs Church and Main Street Church of God where she served as a Children’s Sunday School teacher. After marriage, she and her family were members of the Russell Springs First United Methodist Church.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 daughters: Vanessa Conover of Russell Springs and Michelle Barger & husband Terry of Somerset

2 grandsons: Damion Anderson of Russell Springs and Eric Lawson of Portland, Oregon

3 granddaughters: Deven Conover & husband Jeremy Norris of Russell Springs, Desiree’ Marrs & husband Jimmy Marrs of Mt. Vernon, Ill., and Sarah Cahill of Nashville, TN

7 great-grandchildren: Hannah Anderson (Jared Harrell) of Somerset, Austin Anderson and Emma Anderson of Russell Springs, Meghan Marrs, Emily Marrs, Ava Marrs and Sophia Marrs all of Mt. Vernon, Ill

1 great-great granddaughter: Tinsley Jo Harrell

1 sister: Vonnie Mae Shepherd of Bloomington, IN

A host of nieces & nephews

 

Funeral service: Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs with Leonard Pierce officiating

 

Visitation: Tuesday, May 2, 2023 beginning at 5:00pmCT and on Wednesday until time for the service

 

Burial: Lucenda Cemetery

 

Pallbearers: Eric Lawson, Jeremy Norris, Terry Barger, Jimmy Marrs, Emily Marrs, and Jared Harrel

 

Honorary pallbearer: Damion Anderson

 

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

 

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