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Obituaries Archives for 2023-06

Randall Bunch, 71, Jamestown, KY

 
Randall Bunch, 71, of Jamestown, KY passed away Monday, June 26, 2023 at Russell County Hospital. He was born in Jamestown, KY on March 6, 1952, a son of the late Eva (Hill) and Norman  Bunch.
 
Randall was a retired school bus driver.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Tina Johnson of Canada
1 son: Ronald Bunch of Russell Springs, KY
2 brothers: Ronnie Bunch (Paula) and Gary Bunch, both of Russell Springs, KY
Special friend: Jerrie Bunch of Jamestown, KY
4 grandchildren: Erik, Amy, Dustin, and Cole
3 great-grandchildren: Hannah, Kayleigh and Matthew
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Kathy Cape Bunch and 2 sisters: Gail Bunch and Patsy Peterson.
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, July 2, 2023 at 3:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Jerry Bunch officiating
 
Visitation: After 12:00 PM on Sunday
 
Burial: Hadley Cemetery in Jamestown, KY
 
Pallbearers: Jeff Cowan, Josh Bunch, Bradley Bunch, Matthew Corbin, Matthew Miles and Josh Ford
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Sherri Dian Lynch-Lulek, 60, Jamestown, KY


Sherri Dian Lynch-Lulek, 60, of Jamestown, KY passed away Saturday, June 24, 2023 at her home. She was born in Columbus, OH on September 9, 1962, a daughter of Carolyn (Chevalier) Lowery of Louisville, KY and Harold Lynch of Jamestown, KY.

SURVIVORS:
Her mother: Carolyn Lowery of Louisville, KY
Her father: Harold Lynch of Jamestown, KY
1 daughter: Courtney Lulek of Huntington, WV
1 son: Tyler Lulek of Russell Springs, KY
2 sisters: Debbie Lynch of Louisville, KY and Cindi Bausum of Stoutsville, OH
1 brother: Brian Lynch of Louisville, KY


All services are private.

Burial: Jamestown Cemetery

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

George "Stevie" Winfrey, 66, Louisville, KY (Russell/Adair County Native)

 

George “Stevie” Winfrey, 66, of Louisville, KY (Russell/Adair County Native), went to his heavenly home on Monday, June 19, 2023. Born into a dairy farming family in Crocus, KY, George spent his childhood milking and caring for cows, harvesting tobacco, and helping with the myriad of tasks required to maintain a farm. His grandparents and aunts lived just across the road. He fondly remembered their community get-togethers, visits from his uncles and cousins, and his grandmother’s apple hand pies. When he wasn’t with the Winfreys, he was in Springfield visiting his mother’s family, his MaAnn, and Daddy John. He grew up surrounded by love.

George was an avid reader and a musician. After graduating from Russell County High School, he went on to college as a music major. He joined the Eastern Kentucky University Phi Beta Sigma fraternity in 1977, gaining brothers he kept for life. He enlisted in the Army before completing his undergraduate degree, but later earned a business degree at McKendree. He went on to get a graduate degree in Management from Troy University.

As a Soldier, George served in the Adjutant General’s Corps. He used that experience when he transitioned to his civilian career as a Human Resources professional. Most of his career was spent in the trucking and telecommunications industries.

George was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in 2020. He resigned himself to professional retirement in 2021 as the disease was visibly impacting his gait, coordination, and energy. His last role was at Charter Communications (Spectrum) where he loved to greet the employees and meet with them where they worked. The last years of his life were difficult as ALS slowly stole his independence. He was a man of faith; Bible study and prayer kept his spirit strong. Messages, calls, and visits from friends and family were also a great consolation to him, as were pots of chili and slices of apple or rhubarb pie.

Those close to George will remember him for his love of the UK Wildcats, the Minnesota Vikings (and any team that beat Green Bay), Steely Dan, comics (Marvel over DC), anime, cooking & good wine, running & gym-time, basketball & football, all the Star Treks, and Old Forester.


SURVIVORS:

His mother: Mary Florence Winfrey

His wife: Michelle Rogers-Winfrey

3 sons: Travis Winfrey, Dillon Winfrey and Joshua Winfrey

2 daughters: Ryan Winfrey (Kendrick) and Anna Winfrey

1 granddaughter: Charlotte Rose Johnson

1 sister: Anna Maria Franklin

2 brothers: Vincent Winfrey (Avis) and Mark Winfrey

Aunts: Harlene Hartwell and Cynthia Bowling

Many cousins, nieces, nephews, & friends

 

He was preceded in death by his father, William Thomas Winfrey.

 

Funeral Mass: Thursday, June 29, 2023 10:00amET at St. Patrick Catholic Church,1000 N. Beckley Station Road, Louisville, KY


Visitation: Wednesday, June 28, 2023 from 5:00pm-7:00pmET at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions East Louisville Chapel, 235 Juneau Drive Louisville, KY and after 9:00amET on Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Church

 

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

 

Melvin Riddle, 62, Russell Springs, KY


Melvin Riddle, 62, of Russell Springs, KY passed away surrounded by family and friends, on Friday, June 23, 2023 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset. Born August 1, 1960 in Burkesville, KY, he was a son of the late John L. and Irene Hovis Riddle.

 

Melvin had a long career in the building and construction industry and was co-owner of Lake Cumberland Glass. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. Melvin was an avid golfer and long-time member of the Lakewood Country Club. As a big fan of UK Basketball, if the Cats were playing, he would be watching them on television. Above all else, Melvin’s favorite pastime was being “Poppie” to his five grandsons.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Robin Riddle of Russell Springs

2 daughters: Erin (Derek) Grider of Jamestown and Emily Hamilton of Mt. Sterling

1 brother: Johnny Keith (Patricia) Riddle of Albany

5 grandchildren: Grifffin McClain, Caden Grider, Carter Grider, Blake Grider, and Bryce Grider

Mother-in-law: Janice Popplewell of Russell Springs

Sister-in-law: Amy (Kenny) Ballinger of Waddy

2 nieces; 2 nephews; 3 great-nieces, 2 great-nephews, a host of cousins & many special friends

Special family members: Vince Wilson and Ricky & Kelly Roy of Russell Springs (who were always there to lend a hand in a time of need)

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, June 25, 2023 at 3:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Mullins officiating

 

Burial: Fairview Memorial Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Sunday at the funeral home

 

Pallbearers: Vince Wilson, Ricky Roy, Joe Adkins, Kennley Ballinger, Gary McFarland, and Randy Baird

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Kevin’s Kids, at RSES, 1554 N. Hwy 127, Russell Springs, Ky 42642, “Attention: Family Resource Center” or Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42503.

 

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

Samuel Allen Wayne Young, 20, Greensburg, KY

 
Samuel Allen Wayne Young, 20, of Greensburg, KY, son of Michael Wayne Young of Campbellsville and Martha Lynn York Landis of the Grab Community of Green County, was born on April 24, 2003 in Glasgow and passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2023.
 
SURVIVORS:
His father: Michael Wayne Young of Campbellsville, KY
His mother & step-father: Martha Lynn York Landis and Brian Landis of the Grab Community
1 son: Remington Cade Young of Columbia, KY
1 brother & sister-in-law: Michael Anthony & Taylor Campbell of Columbia, KY
2 sisters & a brother-in-law: Brittany Elizabeth Barret of Columbia, KY and Leslie & Tyler Beauchamp of Campbellsville, KY
……………………
 
Graveside Service: Sunday, June 25, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at the Old Thompson Cemetery in Little Barren with Bro. Ricky Arnett officiating
 
Visitation: 10:00am-12NoonCT on Sunday at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home
 
The family has asked that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the family burial expenses, which can be made at the funeral home.
 

Online condolences: www.cowherdandparrott.com or Facebook.

 

PALLBEARERS: Michael Anthony Campbell, Santana Bailey, Tyler Barret, Kelby Houk, Eddie Young, Tony Young, and Leslie Beauchamp

 

Arthur Ray Coffey, 90, Cincinnati, Ohio (Russell County Native)

 
Arthur Ray Coffey, 90, former mayor and civil servant of the Village of Elmwood Place in Cincinnati, Ohio passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2023. He was born in Russell Springs, KY on October 17, 1932, the only son of the late Elvin Ray and Eunice Withers Coffey. 
 
Mr. Coffey was fondly known as “Bud” to his three sisters. He honorably served his country in the United States Army. He & his wife, Nancy, made their home in Elmwood Place, a suburb of Cincinnati, where Mr. Coffey is considered a hometown hero. He was a twice mayor of Elmwood Place, a former police officer and firefighter, and village councilman. Mr. Coffey gave his time as an aide and caregiver at the State of Ohio’s Longview Mental Hospital. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #576 of Norwood, Ohio.
 
Mr. Coffey was a huge fan of bluegrass music. He followed Bill Monroe and his band for years, enjoying following the bluegrass music legend. He also worked many festivals for the bluegrass great, Dr. Ralph Stanley. Mr. Coffey loved to explore yard sales for new used treasures. He enjoyed setting up his own vendors booth for the 127 yard sale for more than 20 years.
 
The flags fly at half mast today in the Village of Elmwood Place for the Honorable Arthur Ray Coffey.
 
SURVIVORS:
His loving wife: Nancy Hammond Coffey
3 sisters: Imogene Bolin and Helen “Joyce” Tiller of Russell Springs, KY and Janis Lea Price (& Delbert) of Hamilton, Ohio
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 12:30pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Richie Curtis officiating. 
 
Masonic Rites will be conducted at 12:00pmCT on Saturday by Russell Springs Masonic Lodge #941.
 
Interment: Bethlehem Cemetery with full military honors by the Russell County Honor Guard. 
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Saturday at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Active pallbearers: Kenneth Wright, William Posey, Kevin Posey, Randy Tiller, Carl Posey and David Reese.  
 
Honorary pallbearer: Darren Owens
 
Arrangements for Mr. Arthur Ray Coffey are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.  An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com. 
 

Rufus Lowell "Bill" Turner, 67, Columbia, KY

 

Rufus Lowell “Bill” Turner, 67, of Columbia, KY passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at Greenhill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Greensburg, KY. He was born on July 30, 1955 in Harlan County, KY to the late Rufus and Carrie Miniard Turner.

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Cathy Costello Turner and two brothers: Coy, Sr. and Neal Brent Turner.

 

Mr. Turner was a member of the Bloomington Chapel Brethren in Christ Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, cooking, and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 daughters: Shelly Yarberry (Mike Schorman) and Christy Burton (Kevin), both of Columbia, KY

8 grandchildren: Brooklynn Willis (K.C.), Kaitlynn Burton, Keaton Burton, Braxleigh Burton, Laynie Burton, Jeremy Burton (Brittany), Marcus Yarberry, and Gracie Schorman

5 great-grandchildren: Rylee Turner Willis, Danny Willis, Izzy Burton, Dallas Burton, and Livy Burton

7 siblings: Diana Joseph, Lana Turner, Roy Turner, Troy Turner (Crystal), Charlie Turner (Janet), and Rachel Keith (Vernon) all of Columbia, KY; Christine Harris of Mt Vernon, KY

Several nieces & nephews

 

Funeral Service: Friday, June 23, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Ralph Foster and Bro. Terry England officiating

 

Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery

 

Visitation: Thursday, June 22, 2023 from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Friday morning until time of service

 

Pallbearers: Jeremy Burton, Kevin Burton, Coy Turner, James Walker, Mike Schorman, and K.C. Willis.

 

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

 

Oval Ray Hopper, 91, Dunnville, KY

 
Oval Ray Hopper, 91, of Dunnville, KY passed away Saturday, June 17, 2023 at the VA Medical Center in Lexington. Born February 24, 1932 in Russell County, he was a son of the late William Effrey and Rena Pearl Tucker Hopper. 
 
Oval served honorably in the United States Army and was a member of Russell Springs First Baptist Church. Along with being a farmer, he was a former employee of Alligator Boat Dock. Oval loved his grandchildren and enjoyed taking care of his yard. 
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Larry Ray Hopper of Dunnville
1 daughter: Linda Holtzclaw of Russell Springs
2 grandchildren: Jeremy (Stacy) Hopper and Kim Hopper Foley of Russell Springs
3 great-grandchildren: Grayson Foley, Madison Hopper, and Adalyn Hopper (and one great-grandchild on the way, Carly Ray Hopper)
Special nephew: Wayne (Kwi) Stephens of Macon, Georgia
 
In addition to his parents, Oval was preceded in death by his wife, Dortha Mae Chumbley Hopper, who passed away December 31, 2006; three brothers: Jason Hopper, J.B. Hopper, and Cova Hopper; and six sisters: Olma West, Olga Tucker, Olza Hopper, Vontrice Cooper, Olva Ree Hopper, and Avelene Hopper. 
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Carroll Egnew officiating
 
Burial: Holt Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Russell County Honor Guard
 
Visitation: Tuesday, June 20, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and Wednesday, June 21, 2023 after 9:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Pallbearers: Jeremy Hopper, Wayne Stephens, Brad Redmon, Brian Redmon, Josh Martin and AJ Martin. 
 
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Holt Cemetery Fund, c/o Danny Tucker, 266 Hwy 1383 Russell Springs, KY 42642. 
 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com. 
 

Darren Wayne Gaskin, 54, Russell Springs, KY

 
Darren Wayne Gaskin, 54, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Sunday morning, June 18, 2023 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY with his family at his side. Born on September 19, 1968 in Lexington, KY, he was a son of Beulah Zimmerman Gaskin and the late Donald Gaskin. 
 
Darren was a former dedicated and devoted Registered Nurse for Hospice of Lake Cumberland. He had professed his faith in Christ and was a member of Russell Springs First Baptist Church. Darren loved being active and enjoyed fishing and gardening. He loved his grandchildren deeply and expressed that love for them to everyone he met. 
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife of 30 years: Kelly Alford Gaskin of Russell Springs
2 daughters: Rylie (Cody) Kean and Rustie Gaskin, both of Russell Springs
3 grandchildren: Dylan McKenzee Potts, Scarlett Claire Kean, and William Wayne Kean
His mother: Beulah Gaskin of Jamestown
2 brothers: Craig Gaskin of Louisville and Scott (Renee) Gaskin of Somerset
His mother-in-law: Regina Brzak of Russell Springs
 
Funeral Service:  Friday, June 23, 2023 at 12:00pmCT at the Russell Springs First Baptist Church with Bro. Jeff Griffin and Bro. Christian Naylor officiating
 
Burial: McBeath Cemetery 
 
Visitation: Thursday, June 22, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and Friday after 9:00amCT at Russell Springs First Baptist Church
 
Pallbearers: Cody Kean, Travis Polston, Cody Polston, Scott Gaskin, Craig Gaskin, and Scott Gaskin
 
Honorary Pallbearers: William Wayne Kean and Darry Flatt
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations of sympathy be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42503.
 
Funeral arrangements are under the direction and care of Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Pauline Mae Gowen, 90, Tampa, FL (formerly of Adair County, KY)

 

Pauline Mae Gowen, 90, our beloved mother and grandmother, departed this earth to go to her heavenly home on Monday, June 12, 2023 in Florida.  
 

Polly was preceded in death by her husband, Oris Gowen, infant daughter Debbie, parents William H and Ada Floyd Watts, a brother, William C Watts, two sisters: Lorraine Watts and Delores Foley, and her loving dog, Benji.  
 

Born in Detroit Michigan on June 29, 1932, she moved to Stanford, Kentucky as an infant. She grew up on the farm and enjoyed farm life and her horses. She later moved to Columbia, KY and while working at WAIN met her future husband, Oris. They married in 1953 and in 1958 moved to Somerset, KY to start up WTLO.  During her time in Somerset, she enjoyed gardening, cooking and entertaining. In 1974 she moved to Naples, Florida and to Tampa in 1987 where she resided until her death. 
 

Polly was a true southern lady who was caring and quick with her sweet smile. She always considered Kentucky home and loved nothing more than her Kentucky Wildcats. 

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Robyn Feenaughty (Dave)

2 granddaughters: Amanda Taylor (John) and Caitlyn Feenaughty

 

Graveside Service: Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 10:30amCT at the Sparksville Baptist Church Cemetery


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Polly’s name to your local humane society or hospice organization.

 

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

 

Alma Lou Long Green, 84, Columbia, KY


Alma Lou Long Green, 84, of Columbia, KY died Friday, June 16, 2023 at 9:35 P.M. at TJ Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was born October 11, 1938 in Adair County, KY to the late James O. and Annie Cecil Bault Long. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Green on July 20, 2020 and five siblings: Lucille Young, Felix, Earl, Elby and Everett Long.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter & son-in-law: Sherry & Mike Parnell of Columbia

1 granddaughter: Benisha Parnell of Columbia

2 great-grandchildren: Chandler and Alyssa Wilson both of Columbia

1 brother: Morgan Long & wife Diana of Columbia

2 sisters: Kathleen Thompson of Knifley and Elaine Clark & husband Joe of Leithchfield

Several nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Monday, June 19, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Dick Scholl officiating

 

Burial: Jones Chapel Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 9:30 A.M. Monday

 

Casket Bearers: Chandler Wilson, Morgan Long, Diana Long, Craig Sandusky, Luke Sandusky, Adam Coomer


Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Gladys Dora Hancock Roy, 99, Columbia, KY

 

Gladys Dora Hancock Roy, 99, of Columbia, KY passed away Friday, June 16, 2023, at T. J. Health Columbia. She was born in Wayne County, KY on November 27, 1923, to the late Mack Merton and Florence Dishmon Hancock.


In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas Roy; a son, William Thomas Roy, Jr.; and 13 siblings: Fred, Guy, Carl, Earl, Cosby, Glenna, and Bessie Hancock, Lois Piercy, Hazel Fulton, Eva Jones, Chris Neat, Bonnie Claywell, and Doris Watson.

 

Mrs. Roy was a member of Trinity Church and attended Bearwallow Church, she also taught Sunday School and was an active member of the Retired Teachers Association. She had taught from the age of 19 in a one room school in Wayne County until retiring from the Adair County School System after nearly 70 years in the classroom. She enjoyed gardening, feeding the birds and spending time with her family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

4 children: Fay Davidson, Mike Roy (Teresa), and Dale Roy (Lana) all of Columbia, KY and Camellia Roy of Stanford, KY

10 grandchildren: Andrew Roy (Ashley), Alisha Roy Stotts (Jason), Thomas Reed, Miranda Mann, Robert Mann (Britney), Adam Roy (Courtney), Ricky Roy (Tressie), Amy Keys (Bobby), Wayne Roy, and Kevin Roy

16 great-grandchildren: Ashley Back, Lauren Smart, Lindsey Sweazy, Addaline Reed, Kassi Huddleston, Riley Roy, Hunter Cundiff, Brady Cundiff, Brayden Burton, Caydee Burton, Tristen Stotts, Carson Roy, Brody Roy, Abby Maulden, Blake Maulden, and Colton Mann

1 great-great-granddaughter: Ada Huddleston

Several nieces, nephews, friends, & other relatives

 

Funeral Service: Monday, June 19, 2023, at  4:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Davenport and Wes Irvin officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: Sunday from 2:00-8:00pmCT and Monday until time for the service

 

Pallbearers: Ricky Roy, Thomas Reed, Adam Roy, Andrew Roy, Robert Mann, and Jason Stotts
 

Honorary Pallbearers: Amy Keys, Alisha Stotts, Miranda Mann, Kenneth Davidson, and Ralph Jones
 

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

 

Stewart Davis, 59, Jamestown, KY

 
Stewart Davis, 59, of Jamestown, KY passed away Thursday, June 15, 2023 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was born on June 29, 1963 in Columbia, KY, the son of the late Alvin Davis and Clema Thomas Davis.
 
Stewart was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, a truck driver, and a member of Greater Hope Church of God of Prophecy. 
 
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Sheila Davis of Jamestown, KY 
2 daughters: Ravin Davis, of Jamestown, KY and Reagin Davis (Charly) of Russell Springs, KY
2 sisters: Sheila Carlton and Sharon Bunch (Michael), both of Russell Springs, KY
1 brother: Steve Davis (Cynthia) of Russell Springs, KY
1 grandchild 
His mother-in-law: Anna Bennett of Jamestown 
A host of nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Monday, June 19, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Dallas Luttrell officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Monday at Wilson Funeral Home
 
Interment: Bethlehem Separate Baptist Church Cemetery, W. Hwy 80, Russell Springs, KY
 
Wilson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Phillip Dale DeSpain, 72, Campbellsville, KY

 
Phillip Dale DeSpain, 72, of Campbellsville, KY passed away Thursday, June 15, 2023, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born on March 16, 1951 in Allendale, KY to the late Russell and Eulala Milby DeSpain. 
 
Mr. DeSpain was a member of the Campbellsville Christian Church and the Elkhorn Masonic Lodge #568. Phillip was the former owner and operator of Shively’s Jewelry in Campbellsville before continuing his career as a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for the former Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home in Campbellsville and most recently with Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in Columbia, KY. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family, friends and especially “Dash & Buttons”.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife Beverly DeSpain of Campbellsville, KY
4 children: Russell DeSpain (Kelsey) of Canal Winchester, OH, Mackenzie Smith (Kirk) of Danville, KY, Kimberly Mullins of Campbellsville, KY, and Lauren Melton (Luke) of Lebanon, TN
4 grandchildren: Aidan Bowles, Anne Claire Melton, Annabelle Mullins, and Monroe Melton
3 siblings: Doris Shofner (Virgil) of Campbellsville, KY, Beverly Judd (Joel) of Cynthiana, KY, and Glenda Tucker (Tommy) of Paducah, KY 
Several friends & other relatives
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter Kristen Larimore.
 
Funeral Service: Monday, June 19, 2023 at 12:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Tucker and Bro. Joel Patton officiating
 
Burial: Green County Memory Gardens in Summersville, KY
 
Visitation: Sunday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Monday morning until the time for the service 
 
Masonic services conducted by Elkhorn Lodge 568 will be held at 7:00pmCT on Sunday at the funeral home and the public is welcome to attend.
 
Pallbearers: Rick Reynolds, Nelson Moore, Richard Phelps, Louis McQueary, Kelin Helm, Jeff Jessie, Carson Jessie and Timothy Priest.
 
Honorary pallbearers: Lucky Frost and John Asher
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

JoAnne Eileen Brunker, 49, Whiting, Indiana

 
JoAnne Eileen Brunker, 49, of Whiting, Indiana passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY. She was born in Hobart, IN on January 8, 1974, a daughter of Nelda (Newcomb) Scott and the late James Scott.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Frank T. Brunker of Indiana
Her mother: Nelda Scott of Russell Springs, KY
Mother-in-law: Pam Brunker of Indiana
5 brothers: Craig Scott, Jeff Scott, and Bryant Scott, all of Kentucky; Barry Scott of Texas, and Lonnie Scott of Ohio
1 sister-in-law: Cathy Semancik (Joe) of Indiana
2 brothers-in-law: Glen and Pete Brunker of Indiana
Nieces & nephews: Hallie, Nick, and Annie Semancik, Zach, Emily and Lainey Brunker, Ariel Quick (James) Luna Quick
 
In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by her father-in-law, Frank Brunker and a sister, Theresa Assani.
 
The family chose care and cremation and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY is in charge of the arrangements.

J.C. Coomer, 80, Columbia, KY


JC Coomer, 80, of Columbia, KY, died June 14th, 2023 at Landmark of Danville Nursing Home in Danville, KY. He was born July 21, 1942 in Adair County to the late Leslie Paul & Laura Ann Rowe Coomer.  

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene Coomer; his son, Jeffery Chad Coomer; one brother, James Leslie Coomer; and six sisters: Lena Bryant, Lula Purvis, Irene Warner, LouAnnie Estes, Jean Grant, and Haddie Marie Montfort. 

 

JC was a retired farmer, former employee of the Adair County School System, member of the Adair County Rescue Squad and attended Living By Faith Community Church in Columbia.

 

SURVIVORS:

4 daughters: Bridgette (Jerry) Lester of Danville, Kim (Jeff) Hadley of Columbia, Brandi Page, and Tami Geralds.   

Bonus son: James Murphy

Bonus daughter: Janice Murphy       

11 grandchildren: Ashley Burns, Kristy Claywell, Beth Pike, Natasha Milby, Ethan Coomer, Layla Geralds, Cadence Geralds, Kaylynn Geralds, Chelsea Conover, Caitlin Zapata, and Sierra Harrison

7 great-grandchildren: Luna Pike, Natalie Zapata, Noah Zapata, Parker Burns, Chloe Lanz, Chezlee Bardin, and Isaiah Harrison

2 brothers: Russell (Beverly) Coomer of Louisville and Paul (Lillian) Coomer of Somerset

2 sisters: Peggy (James) Freeman of Campbellsville and Mildred Coomer of Glasgow

Special friends: Richard & Jean Speechley

 

Funeral Service: Friday, June 16, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Withers and Bro. Gary Roy officiating

 

Burial: Jones Chapel Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 9:00 A.M. Friday

 

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Living By Faith Community Church or Heritage Hospice of Danville.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

David Ross Stewart, 76, Breeding, KY

 

David Ross Stewart, 76, of Breeding, KY died Saturday, June 10, 2023 at his home. He was born March 1, 1947 in San Angelo, Texas to the late George and Alice Stewart. 

 

David was a US Marine veteran and a retired construction worker. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Gary Stewart and Glenn Stewart and a grandchild.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 sons: Michael Stewart of Grandberry, TX, Kevin Stewart of Gallatin, TN, and Bryan Stewart of Breeding, KY

1 daughter: Amy Stewart of Breeding, KY

12 grandchildren

2 great-grandchildren

1  great-great-granddaughter 

A host of other relatives and friends

 

The family has chosen Cremation. A Celebration of Life for David Ross Stewart will be held at a later date on the family farm in Breeding, KY.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Harold Lee Humphress, 84, Columbia, KY

 
Harold Lee Humphress, 84, of Columbia, KY, the son of the late Lee Asbel (L.A.) Humphress and Estelle Hovious Humphress, was born February 23, 1939 in Adair County, KY and departed this life on Monday, June 12, 2023 in Louisville, KY.
 
Harold had professed faith in Christ and was of the Methodist faith. He was a retired truck driver, farmer and owner of Humphress Farms.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife of 62 years: Perline Perkins Humphress.
2 children: Ronnie Humphress and Darlene Humphress
1 brother: Garry Humphress
A host of other relatives & friends
 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Ricky Humphress; one brother and one sister: Blue Humphress and Imogene Dudgeon.
 
Graveside Service: Friday, June 16, 2023 at 11:00amET at the Hovious Ridge Cemetery with Gary Bault officiating
 
Visitation: Thursday, June 15, 2023 from 5:00-8:00pmET at L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to be donations to help with funeral expenses and may be made at the funeral home or by clicking the "Donations" tab at the top of the funeral home website.
 
Pallbearers: Darren Smith, Randy Perkins, John Arnold, Buddy Kirtley, Timmy Humphress, and Nicholas Humphress
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Janice Wooldridge Dismeaux, 71, Nicholasville, KY

 
Janice Wooldridge Dismeaux, 71, of Nicholasville, KY passed away Saturday, June 10, 2023 at her home. She was born in Jamestown, KY on November 15, 1951, a daughter of the late Geneva (Willis) and Glendale Wooldridge.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: Damon Taylor (Jennifer) of Lexington, KY and Dwan Taylor (Rachel) of Nicholasville, KY
3 sisters: Linda Riley (Fred) and Juanita Garr (George Ralph) of Jamestown, KY; Nadean Wooldridge of Nicholasville, KY
5 brothers: Jimmy Wooldridge, Gerald Wooldridge (Leara), Charlie Wooldridge, and Kent Wooldridge of Jamestown, KY; Perry Wooldridge (Lisa) of Nicholasville, KY
6 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by three brothers: Wilbur, Lewis and Glenn Wooldridge and a sister, Sheila Wooldridge.
 
Funeral Service: Friday, June 16, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Friday
 
Burial: Greens Chapel Cemetery in Jamestown
 
Pallbearers: Billy Riley, Jr., Nick Wooldridge, Gerald Wooldridge, Gwinn Wooldridge, Victor Wooldridge, & T.T. Wooldridge
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Vince Boone, Chancellor Robertson, & Dexter Robertson
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Crystal Sue Burton, 37, Columbia, KY


Crystal Sue Burton, 37, of Columbia, KY passed away Monday, June 12th, at home. She was born in Glasgow, KY on May 9, 1986, a daughter of Julie (Perkins) Jessee and Phillip Dean Burton

SURVIVORS:
Her mother: Julie Jessee
Her father: Phillip Dean Burton
1 daughter: Courtney Foley
2 sons: Bradley Allen Foley and Dawson Bailey Foley
1 sister: Brittany Nicole Burton
1 brother: Justin Dean Burton

She was preceded in death by her grandmothers: Barbara Sue Miller and Gueta Burton.

Funeral Service: Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Bill Mullins officiating

Visitation: Thursday from 11:00am-1:00pmCT at the funeral home 


Burial will be private.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Bobbie Jean Burks, 79, Russell Springs, KY

 

Bobbie Jean Burks, 79, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at Liberty Care Center, in Liberty. She was born in the Bryan community of Russell County, KY on March 24, 1944, a daughter of the late Robert William and Jewell Edith Hill Bunch. 
 
Bobbie was a faithful member of Bethesda Community Fellowship Church, where she taught Sunday School for nearly 20 years. She was a former employee at Sutton Shirt Factory and later Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation, working as a CNA.  
 
SURVIVORS: 
1 sister: Kim (John) Stivers of Russell Springs
2 brothers: Lonnie (Wanda) Bunch of Russell Springs and Donnie Bunch of Franklin, Indiana
A host of nieces & nephews
 
In addition to her parents, Bobbie was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Wayne Burks, who passed away on September 29, 2014; one son, Kevin Burks; one brother, Larry Bunch; and one sister, Geraldine “Jerry” Stephens. 
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Dunbar officiating
 
Burial: Rexroat Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:30amCT on Tuesday at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Pallbearers: Jamie Bunch, Greg Bennett, Charles Hale, Connor Hale, Brently Anderson, and John Stivers
 
Honorary pallbearer: Ronnie Whittle
 
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.

Calvin Elliott Humble, 83, Russell Springs, KY


Calvin Elliott Humble, 83, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, June 10, 2023 at Russell County Hospital. He was born at home in the Esto Community of Russell County, KY on January 12, 1940, a son of the late John E. and Vonnie Lee Popplewell Humble. 
 

He was raised on the family farm and learned at a young age the value of staying busy and hard work. Calvin was a United States Army veteran. He married Janet Jasper on May 8, 1965. His hardworking upbringing would follow Calvin into adulthood. Before opening his own barber shop, which he ran for over 40 years, Calvin barbered for Stanley Wells.  When Hopper Drug opened in town, at the end of a full day working for Stanley, Calvin changed clothes and poured the concrete sidewalks for the drugstore from a wheelbarrow. Calvin raised his own beef and chickens; he would raise a garden and can it’s rewards.  He got fresh milk from his own cows and would fish and hunt, always keeping food on the table.  Calvin would start his days before the sun and end his work well into the night.  His family would say he was the hardest working man they ever saw.  
 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Janet Humble

1 son: Ricky (Eve) Humble

1 brother: Avery D. Humble

1 sister: Margaret Gosser

His granddaughter: Jessica (Zack) Litton

His great-grandson: Elliot Harris

Many nieces & nephews

 

Along with his parents, Calvin was preceded in death by his son, Clint Humble; three brothers: John Bland Humble, Billy Dean Humble and James Earl Humble; and two sisters: Eudora Cooper and Nannie Lou Brockman.

 

Graveside service: Russell Springs City Cemetery at 9:00amCT on Monday, June 12, 2023 with Bro. Billy Dunbar officiating

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to off-set funeral expenses by calling the family at 270-585-6908.

 

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

Glenn D. Johnson, 88, Jamestown, KY


Glenn D. Johnson, 88, of Jamestown, KY passed away Friday, June 9, 2023 at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Facility. He was born April 8, 1935 in Russell Springs, KY, a son of the late Clay and Ollie Stephens Johnson.  

 

He and his brother, Clyde, owned Johnsons Well Drilling and Pump Service for over 40 years.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 granddaughter: Kandace Wheeler

3 great-grandchildren

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Janice Faye Henzman Johnson; his son, Jeffrey G. Johnson; and a brother, Clyde Johnson.

 

Graveside Service: Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 10:00amCT at Bernard Ridge Cemetery

 

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

 

Carolyn Sue Bledsoe, 69, Russell Springs, KY


Carolyn Sue Bledsoe, 69, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Friday, June 9, 2023 at The Highlands Place in Somerset. She was born August 11, 1953 in Albany, KY, a daughter of the late Homer Beck and Uldine Cross.  

 

Carolyn was a retired Financial Counselor from Russell County Hospital. She was a gifted artist who loved to paint landscapes and floral scenes.  Carolyn enjoyed cooking and blessed those around her with many delicious meals. She was also a talented piano player. Over the years Carolyn attended several different churches, including Russell Springs United Methodist Church, Rockhouse Bottom Christian Church, as well as Liberty Baptist Church.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Todd (Amanda) Bledsoe of Lexington

1 brother: Roy Wayne Beck of Russell Springs

1 half-brother: Richard Cross of Albany

3 half-sisters: Penny (Johnny) Russell, Tammy (Jeff) Brown, and Wendy McWhorter of Albany

2 grandchildren: Mays Bledsoe and Annabeth Bledsoe

 

Carolyn was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Owen and Haidee Grider of Russell Springs, KY who raised her through most of childhood.

 

Memorial Service: Monday, June 12, 2023 at 12:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Monday 

 

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

 

Sarah June Nave Shanklin, 85, Columbia, KY


Sarah June Nave Shanklin, 85, of Columbia, KY died Friday, June 9, 2023 at Summit Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation in Columbia. She was born March 18, 1938 in Bedford, Pennsylvania to the late Glen K. and Vera Nave.
 

June was retired after 33 years at Westlake Cumberland Hospital where she was head of housekeeping and laundry, an avid quilter and a member of Charity Baptist Church.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband of 64 years: Robert Shanklin

4 children: Bill, Barbara (Larry), Steve (Carol), and Becky (Tony)

8 grandchildren: Mandy, Valarie, Brandon, Reba, Jessica, Cassidy, Dalton and Sherrie

14 great-grandchildren: Bishop, Ella, Evie, Riley, Macie, Asher, Carson, Mila, Ezra, Ragnar, Ronin, Rune, Blake and Sarah

8 siblings: Elsie, Alma, Lee, Duke, Kenny, Joe, Jack and Harry

 

Graveside Service: Sunday at 1:00pmCT at Haven Hill Cemetery with Brandon Nokes officiating

 

Visitation: Sunday, June 11, 2023 from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at Haven Hill Cemetery 

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Georgianna Richardson, 67, Jamestown, KY


Georgianna Richardson, 67, of Jamestown, KY passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2023 in Russell Springs, KY. She was born in Anderson, IN on June 17, 1955, a daughter of the late Lorine (Brown) and Wildon Neathery.

Georgianna was a homemaker.

SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Carrie Johnson of Jamestown, KY

1 son: Travis Spurlin of Livingston, TN
2 sisters: Margaret Bradshaw of Columbia, KY and Ellen Myers of Anderson, IN
1 brother: Danny Neathery of Anderson, IN
Special friend & companion: Daniel Cary, Jr. of Bowling Green, KY
9 grandchildren: Paige, Morgan, Gage & Ellionna Spurlin, McKenzie, Jada, Sage, and Shamar Johnson, and Mazelynn Mann
4 great-grandchildren
Other family & friends

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Neathery and two brothers: Mark and Roger Neathery.

Funeral Service: Monday, June 12, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Monday
 
Burial: Jamestown Cemetery
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of the arrangements.
 

Jessie Delpha (Conrad) Dulworth, 99, Breeding, KY

 

Jessie Delpha (Conrad) Dulworth, 99, of Breeding, KY died June 7, 2023 at the Hospice of Lake Cumberland, surrounded by love in the presence of her two daughters and two granddaughters. She was born in Breeding, on February 23, 1924 to the late Orbin and Georgia Jessie Conrad of Breeding, KY.

 

She was one of five children. Mrs. Dulworth grew up along West Fork Creek in Breeding and later lived for close to 50 years in Tampa, Florida. She was a homemaker and she and her late husband of 49 years, Elijah Buel Dulworth, spent almost two decades as “snowbirds,” traveling between their homes in Florida and Kentucky before making Kentucky their full-time home state again in 1999.

 

She was a devoted Christian whose faith shaped her life’s example of humility, kindness, and love. A lifelong fan of the gospels and gospel music, she had been a member of the Riverhills Church of God in Tampa and later the Columbia Church of God.

 

Friends and family who had the good fortune to enjoy her delicious country cooking often asked for seconds, thirds, and “more” helpings. Along with the pleasure of feeding people, she had enjoyed quilting, canning, and actively working in her garden and yard.

 

Along with her late husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Nelson, Stanley, and Sam; a sister, Reba Conrad Daniel; her son-in-law, Gerald Holt, and nephew, Kenneth Conrad.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 children: Joan Dulworth of Columbia, KY and Sherrie Dulworth of Mount Kisco, NY

2 grandchildren: Leah (Roger) Samuell of Breeding, KY and Jessie (Rich) LaBombard of Orlando, FL

Grandson-in-law: Roger Samuell (who was a special caregiver to her in her final years of life)

Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Saturday at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Saturday

 

There will be a brief graveside service at the West Fork Creek Cemetery with burial alongside her husband.

 

The family requests that any acts of kindness be in the form of donations to Lake Cumberland Hospice at 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42503.       

 

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

 

Altha Mae Corbin, 84, Columbia, KY

 
Altha Mae Corbin, 84, of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia, KY. She was born on July 15, 1938 in Columbia to the late Leonard and Martha Wilson Prock. 
 
Mrs. Corbin was of the Christian faith and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Corbin and a sister, Grace Quinn.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Reta Corbin Nokes (Rodney) of Columbia, KY
2 grandchildren: Kaitlyn Nokes Streeval (David) of Park City, KY and Nena Cowan (Kavin) of Port Charlotte, FL
2 brothers: Ray Prock (Brenda) of Cincinnati, OH and Johnny Prock of Longmont, CO
Several nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery
 
Visitation: Sunday after 10:00amCT at the funeral home
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Helen Holt Richards, 90, Russell County, KY

 
Helen Holt Richards, 90, of the Blair School House community of Russell County, KY passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at Somerset Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born at home on April 29, 1933 in Russell County, a daughter of the late Estus and Rosa Selby Holt. 
 
Helen was a faithful member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. She worked most of her life, retiring at the age of 80. Helen spent 32 years as a factory worker at Russell Sportswear and then 20 years as a handicapped bus aide. But her #1 job for 68 years was being a helpmate and taking care of her husband, Thelbert. She was also a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. 
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Mitchell (Tracy) Richards of Russell Springs
2 grandsons: Alex (Jessica) Richards of Richmond and Drew (Alysa) Richards of Russell Springs
4 great-grandchildren: Eli, Malachi, Tripp, and Meredith
Special niece: Lisa Smith of Russell Springs
Special great-niece: Dr. Shaunah (Chris) Ritter
 
In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thelbert Dean Richards, who passed away on August 21, 2022; three brothers: Carson Holt, Ralph Holt, and Bobby Holt; and three sisters: Marie Kilpatrick, Margaret Walls, and Ruby McGowan. 
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, with Bro. Charles Edwards and Bro. David Calhoun officiating
 
Burial: Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery
 
Visitation: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 from 5:00-8:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home and on Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 9:00-11:00amCT at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations of sympathy be made to Mount Pleasant Cemetery Fund, c/o Orvis Grider, 67 Glory Lane, Columbia, KY 42728.
 
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Doris Louise (Mitchell) Rush, 89, Edmonton, KY

 

Doris Louise (Mitchell) Rush, 89, of Edmonton, KY passed away Saturday, June 3, 2023 at the Mary and Elizabeth hospital in Louisville, KY. She was born on April 30, 1934, the daughter of the late Guy and Adele (Gassaway) Mitchell. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Rush.

 

Doris was a member of the Edmonton United Methodist Church where she was very active in several committees within the church. She was employed as a Dental Assistant and office manager for Dr. J.M. Hayes, Dr. Norman Gooch, and lastly Dr. John Miller. Doris was a charter member of the Barn Lot Theatre Board of Directors. She was President of the Metcalfe County Republican Women and the Chairperson of the Metcalfe County Republican Party.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Patty Rush Smith (& husband, Steve)

1 granddaughter: Kelly Jones

4 step-grandchildren: Wesley Jones, Ashley Barnes, Abigail Smith, and Adam Smith

Special cousin: Frances Royse

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton

 

Visitation: Tuesday, June 6, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and on Wednesday after 8:00amCT at the funeral home

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Edmonton United Methodist Church or to the New Liberty Cemetery Fund.

 

Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton, KY is in charge of arrangements.

 

Please share your messages of condolences with the family at www.butlermemorials.com.

 

Jimmy Clay Coffey, 82, Russell Springs, KY

 
Jimmy Clay Coffey, 82, of Russell Springs, KY passed from this life on Friday, June 2, 2023 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. He was born at home on August 3, 1940 in Russell County, a son of the late Cassius Clay and Okle May Gosser Coffey. 
 
Jimmy Clay was the owner and operator of Coffey and Coffey Pre-Cast Concrete. He was also a farmer and school bus driver. Jimmy Clay was a devoted member of Clear Springs Baptist Church and a former board member of Russell County Hospital. He was a charter member and former President of the Russell County Jaycees. In 1981, Jimmy Clay, along with his wife, Della, were named the KY State Fair Persons of the Year. He was also the President of KY State Fairs and Horseshows in 1994. Jimmy Clay was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He especially loved visiting his extended family in Arkansas. 
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Lance (Sherri) Coffey of Nancy
2 daughters: Debra (Randy) Taylor and Cammie (Gary) Welker, both of Russell Springs
3 grandchildren: Michael (Miata) Richardson of Bowling Green, Clay (Elisabeth) Taylor of Russell Springs, and Les (Abby) Taylor of Russell Springs
3 great-grandchildren: Liam Taylor, Silver Taylor and Luke Taylor
2 brothers: Paul Coffey of Russell Springs and Doug Coffey of Columbia
1 sister: Jennie Lou Hart of Russell Springs
1 brother-in-law: Ertis Cain of Somerset
A host of nieces, nephews, and dear friends
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Unadell O. “Della” Scales Coffey, who passed away February 9, 2020; two brothers: Ed T. Coffey and Donnie Coffey; and three sisters: Linda Marie Coffey, Ilith Whittle, and Imogene Cain.
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Garry Wilson and Bro. Josh Owens officiating
 
Burial: Lakeside Memorial Gardens
 
Visitation: Monday, June 5, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and after 8:00amCT on Tuesday at Bernard Funeral Home 
 
Pallbearers: Michael Richardson, Clay Taylor, Les Taylor, Troy Coffey, Tyler Coffey, and Clint Hart  
 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Shelby Ray "Porky" Pelston, 82, Columbia, KY


Shelby Ray “Porky” Pelston, 82, of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, June 4, 2023 at Summit Manor Nursing Home. He was born on February 24, 1941 in Adair County to the late George Willie and Dorothy Vetus Coomer Pelston. 

 

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Irene Richards Pelston; his second wife, Frances Wayman Pelston; and a brother, George Alfred Pelston.

 

Mr. Pelston was a member of the Gradyville Baptist Church and a retired construction worker with Lewis Garrison Construction and L.C. Green Construction. He enjoyed fishing, riding his 4-wheeler and spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: Debbie Atkins (Mark), Darrell Pelston, and Stevie Pelston (Beth Ann) all of Columbia, KY

2 step-daughters: Angela Shuffett of Campbellsville, KY and Cindy Corbin of  Campbellsville, KY

8 grandchildren: Crystal Tucker, Matt Pelston (Leslie), Dustin Pelston (Abby), Tyler Pelston, Aiden Pelston, Jessica Hedgespeth, Kevin Nelson and Jon Shuffett

5 great-grandchildren: MaKaylee Decker, Brody Tucker, Shelbi Pelston, Olivia Pelston and Chase Hedgespeth

1 great-great-granddaughter: Payslee Decker

2 sisters: Shirline Vanarsdale (Edwin) of Columbia, KY and LaVern Wray of Indiana

Several nieces & nephews

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Burial: Union Cemetery

 

Visitation: Wednesday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Thursday morning until time for the service at the funeral home 

 

Pallbearers: Matt Pelston, Tyler Pelston, Dustin Pelston, Doug Richards, Joseph Rix, and Michael Richards

 

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

Samuel Fredrick Day, 78, Breeding, KY

 

Samuel Fredrick Day, 78, of Breeding, KY died Saturday, June 3, 2023 at TJ Health Columbia. He was born April 15, 1945 in Danville, KY to the late Mark and Phyllis O’Nan Day.  

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Riley Day; one brother, Eddie Day; and one sister, Jane Pack.

 

Mr. Day was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving in Vietnam, a retired Locomotive Engineer for Norfolk Southern Railway, served as Union Representative for Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and operated the Flatwoods Roadhouse Restaurant in Adair County.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son & daughter-in-law: Keith & Misty Day of Chesterfield, Missouri

2 brothers: Mark Day of Corydon, Indiana and John Day of Oklahoma

3 grandchildren: Katherine Day, Anna Day and Sam Day

Several other relatives & friends

 

The family has chosen Cremation and no services are planned.  Inurnment will be at a later date in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Dennis Petty, 46, Columbia, KY

 

Dennis Petty, 46, of Columbia, KY died Friday, June 2, 2023 at his home. He was born February 15, 1977 in Adair County, a son of Earl Oerty and the late Beverly Campbell Petty (in passed away in 2021). 

 

Dennis worked as a logger and farmer.

 

SURVIVORS:

His father: Earl Petty of Columbia

1 brother & sister-in-law: Barry & Candace Petty of Columbia

His niece: Raegen Petty

Several aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives & friends

 

Memorial service: Friday, June 9, 2023 at 6:30 P.M. at Haven Hill Cemetery with Bro. Richie Coomer officiating

 

There will be no visitation.

 

The family has chosen Cremation.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Jeffery Daniel, 67, Russell Springs, KY

 
Jeffery Daniel, 67, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, June 3 2023 at T.J. Sampson Hospital in Glasgow. He was born on Monday, September 5, 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of the late J.C. Daniel and Phyllis Ann Roy Daniel.
 
He was a self-employed laborer
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Victoria Weddle Daniel of Russell Springs, KY
1 daughter:Jessica Renee Daniel of Mt. Vernon, KY
1 son: Jeffery J. Daniel of Cincinnati, Ohio
1 sister: Pamela Jane Bennett of Columbia, KY
1 brother: Jessie Daniel of Russell Springs, KY
5 grandchildren & 3 great grandchildren
 
There are no services planned.
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Bobbie J. Jones, 87, Columbia, KY

 

Bobbie J. Jones, 87, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 10:10 A.M. at Bengal Family Care Home in Campbellsville. She was born May 1, 1936 in Russell County, KY to the late James A. and Gertie Lawless Loy.  

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Donald, Clifford and Kenneth Loy and one sister, Joyce Hoots.

 

Bobbie was a long-time employee of Lerman’s Department Store on the Public Square in Columbia.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband of 65 years: Randall Jones of Columbia

2 sons & daughters-in-law: Barney & Laura Jones of Louisville, Gregary & Susan Jones of Palestine, Texas

2 brothers: Billy Loy and Charles Loy both of Russell County

1 sister: Nellie Royse of Corbin

5 grandchildren: Andrew Jones, Sara Jones Blackshear, Paul Jones, Benjamin Jones and William Jones

9 great-grandchildren: Cohen Cummings, Katlee Blackshear, Lochlyn Blackshear, Maisie Blackshear, Lorelei Jones, Sydney Jones, Wyatt Jones, Ryleigh Jones and Van Jones

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. John Tupman officiating

 

Burial: Mt. Carmel Cemetery

 

Visitation: Monday from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. and any time before the service on Tuesday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Wayne Hopper, 65, Lebanon, TN (Formerly of Russell County, KY)

 

Wayne Hopper, 65, of Lebanon, TN (formerly of Russell County, KY) passed away Friday, June 2, 2023 at the Alive Hospice Facility in Nashville, TN.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Barbara Reese Hopper

1 daughter: Clancey Caroline Hopper of Lebanon, TN

His father: Donald Gleason Hopper of Russell Springs, KY

3 sisters: Vicki (Ronald) Wysocki of Worthington, Ohio, Sherri Hartman of Russell Springs, KY and Kimberly (John) Francis of Bridgeton, Missouri

3 nephews: Jeffrey Potts, Zachary Wysocki and Tristan (Sarah) Francis

1 niece: Madelynn (Jacob) Hendrickson

4 very special great-nieces: Dylan Potts, Jael Hendrickson, Nava Hendrickson and Talia Hendrickson

His mother-in-law: Wanda Reese of Lebanon, TN

 

Wayne was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Kerr Hopper.

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. John Francis and Bro. Keith Truelove officiating 

 

Visitation: Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and Sunday after 8:00amCT

 

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

 

Kristie Layne Wade, 51, Columbia, KY

 
Kristie Layne Wade, 51, of Columbia, KY (formerly of Russell Springs), passed away on Friday, June 2, 2023 at TJ Health Columbia. She was born February 26, 1972 in Somerset, KY, the daughter of the late Castle Wade and Jacqueline McGowan Bailey.  
 
Kristie worked as a Medical Laboratory Technician and a Radiology Technician for many years, first at Edmonton Primary Care and then at Westlake Primary Care in Russell Springs and Columbia.  She enjoyed swimming, sewing, and watching television.  Kristie attended Ono Community Church.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her stepfather: Dennis Bailey of Columbia
Several aunts, uncles, cousins, & special friends
 
Funeral Service: Monday, June 5, 2023 at 2:00pmCT with Brother Asa Wooten officiating. 
 
Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Monday
 
Pallbearers: Danny Bailey, Duane Popplewell, Greg Davis, Bryan Bailey, Frankie McGowan, and Ronald Robertson
 
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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