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Obituaries Archives for 2023-07

Raymond Bernard, 75, Russell Springs, KY

 
Raymond Bernard, 75, of Russell Springs, KY passed from this life on Sunday, July 30, 2023 at Russell County Hospital. He was born at home in Russell County on June 11, 1948, a son of the late Roy and Lona Belle Kinnett Bernard.  
 
Raymond enjoyed collecting a variety of items, whatever he could see having value in the future; guns, old die cast cars, Avon bottles, comic books, and old records, just to name a few. He loved watching old westerns, wrestling, Kentucky basketball, and Vanna White (and Wheel of Fortune). Raymond loved his dogs.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife of 55 years: Janette Bernard of Russell Springs
2 children: Dale Bernard and Karen Bunch, both of Russell Springs
4 brothers: Lynn (Donita) Bernard of Lexington, Larry Bernard of Nashville, Tennessee, and Ricky Bernard and Phillip Bernard of Jamestown
4 sisters: Doris Birdwell of Jamestown, Janice (Ronnie) Kerr of Russell Springs, and Betty Bernard and Sue (Andy) Bell of Jamestown
5 grandchildren: Derek Bernard of Russell Springs, Jordan Godsey of Jamestown, Lucas Andrew of Lexington, and Calvin Bernard and Justin Bernard of Russell Springs
4 great-grandchildren: Paige Grimsley, Londyn Bernard, Kynzlee Bernard and Ashlee Grimsley 
Sister-in-law: Deborah Bernard of Jamestown
 
In addtion to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Bernard and a brother, Roger Bernard.
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, August 3, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Dunbar officiating
 
Interment: Bethel Cemetery
 
Visitation: Wednesday, August 2, 2023 from 6:00pm-8:00pmCT and Thursday after 8:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Ronald Dale Bryant, 66, Columbia, KY


Ronald Dale Bryant, 66, of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, July 30, 2023, at his residence. He was born in Adair County on September 11, 1956 to the late William Purd and Louvenia Rodgers Bryant.

 

Mr. Bryant was a member of the Milltown Church and a Safety Director for Rogers Trucking Company. He enjoyed playing Bingo, fishing and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandsons Alex and Lucas.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Debbie Hopper Bryant of Columbia, KY

1 son: Shane Bryant (Amy) of Metairie, LA

2 grandsons: Alex & Lucas Bryant

2 siblings: Garry Bryant (Linda) and Deborah Bryant (Steve Gadberry) both of Columbia, KY

Brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law: Jim Hopper (Rebecca), Bud Hopper, Janet Therman (David), and Terry Fitz all of Indiana, and Betty Williamson of Texas

Several nieces, nephews and great nieces & nephews including a special great niece, Rickie Mae “tooter bug” Bryant

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Alesha Ann Morrison; his mother-in-law & father-in-law, James & Pat Hopper; two sisters-in-law: Patty Fitz and Jody Hopper; and a brother-in-law, Ken Williamson.

 

Funeral Service: Friday, August 4, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Barney Taylor officiating

 

Burial: Tarters Chapel Cemetery

 

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

 

Pallbearers: Daryl Pendleton, Charles Breeding, Will Morrison, Tyler Bryant, Justin Bryant, and Garry Monroe Bryant

 

Honorary Pallbearers: Steve Gadberry, Elliot Morrison, and Glenn Breeding

 

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

 

John Duncan, 64, Elizabethtown, KY


John Duncan, 64, of Elizabethtown, KY died July 17, 2023 in Elizabethtown from injuries received in an accident. He was born August 28, 1958 in Adair County, KY to the late Dorothy Duncan and the late Russell McCloud.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sisters: Mary Bates-Bey and Georgie Hunter both of Louisville

2 brothers: Edward Hunter of Decatur, Illinois and Michael Hunter of Louisville

 

The family chose cremation and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Bro. Sammy Hughes officiating.

 

There will be no visitation.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Larry D. Luttrell, 77, Knifley, KY

 

Larry D. Luttrell, 77, of Knifley, KY died Friday, July 28, 2023 at Bluegrass Hospice Care Center at UK Health Care in Lexington, KY. He was born May 28, 1946 in Casey County, KY to late Lonnie and Lethia Lay Luttrell. 

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Larry W. Luttrell, one granddaughter, Haley Luttrell and nine siblings: Charles, Kenneth, Earl, Garnett, Dean, Bobby, Jesse, Mickey and Freida.

 

Larry was a former carpenter, enjoyed hunting, fishing and running Beagle Hounds.

 

SURVIVORS:

5 children: Rita Bush (Chris) of Hardyville, Barbara Gilpin (Mark) of Shepherdsville, Jamie Luttrell of Roley, Angie Verkes (Tommy) of Knifley, and Ronnie Luttrell (Fabiola) of Roley

1 sister: Dianne Tillet (Bill) of Lexington

20 grandchildren & 31 great-grandchildren

A host of other relatives & friends

 

The family has honored the request of Mr. Luttrell for Cremation and will receive friends on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 from 3:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Ollie Maude Wooldridge, 91, Jamestown, KY

 
Ollie Maude Wooldridge, 91, of Jamestown, KY passed from this life into her Eternal Home on Thursday, July 27, 2023. She was born March 5, 1932 in Jamestown, the youngest daughter of the late Loren and Emmer Brockman Skaggs.  
 
She and her husband, Jack, owned and operated the Wooldridge Septic Tank Service, servicing Russell, Adair and other surrounding counties for many years. On breaks in the company truck, Ms. Maude would get ideas for words and melodies for gospel songs that she would love to sing at church. She grew up in church and her love for church stayed with her throughout her life. She had a ten year period where she never missed a service.
 
Ms. Maude was a determined lady and a hard worker all her life. Even in recent years, she would drive herself to the garden, hold on to her golf cart and hoe and pull weeds. Ms. Maude would welcome visitors to her home by either fixing them a meal or dessert or would make sure they left with something of her own.  No one was able to just give her something without something in return. Ms. Maude was famously known for her peanut brittle and was said to just have a special touch when it came to making biscuits, fried apple pies and frozen pineapple pies. Many friends have hand made “Bed Dolls” made by and freely given by Ms. Maude.  Not an unkind word known has ever been said about Ms. Maude.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Joyce (Mitchell) Pierce of Jamestown, KY and Carolyn “Kay” (Frank) Boils of Campbellsville, KY
5 grandchildren: Brian Mitchell (Shawna) Pierce, Steve (Mandy) Boils, Chris (Shelly) Boils, Amy Boils (Jeff) Cox, and Amber Boils
17 great-grandchildren: Brennan, Alivia, Brylan, Della Don, Beth, Jordan (Jake), Caitlin (Josh), Ethan (McKayla), Fasha, Dylan, Keidlan (Destiny), Sage, River, Kager, Abby, Noah, Adisyn (and a baby girl, "Cox" due in November) 
9 great-great-grandchildren: David, Billy, Jake, Paisley, Hunter, Kaylea, Brian, Kaide and Layne
A host of nieces & nephews
2 special friends: Shirley Bell and Betty Richards
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Adam “Jack” Wooldridge; eight siblings: William Carl “Mutt”, Clarence “Crit”, Howard “Edder”, Ottis Lee “Cricket”, James Leslie “Buck”, Maggie, Martha Jane and Alta Mae; and a great-grandchild, Jayden Kendall.
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Ridge Church of God with Bro. Eric Richardson and Bro. Roger Garner officiating.  
 
Interment: Miller Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Saturday at Bernard Ridge Church of God
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bernard Ridge Church of God or to the Gideons International.
 
Active pallbearers: Brian Pierce, Steve Boils, Chris Boils, Brylan Pierce, Ethan Boils and Keidlan Boils
 
Honorary pallbearers: Mitchell Pierce, Frank Boils, Brennan Pierce, Dylan Boils, Jeff Cox, Jordan Richards and Jake Richards
 
Arrangements for Ms. Ollie Maude Wooldridge have been entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfunerahome.com

Michael Foley, 67, Russell Springs, KY

 
Michael Foley, 67, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Thursday, July 27, 2023 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY. He was born March 15, 1956 in Somerset, KY, the son of the late Arlus Maxcell Foley and Christine Norflett Foley.
 
Michael was an employee of Wolf Creek Marina and played bass with the Higginbotham Quartet.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Shevawn Thomas Foley of Russell Springs
1 daughter: Abigail Richards of Russell Springs
1 son: Elijah Foley of Russell Springs
1 sister: Kathleen Hughes of Edgewater, FL
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, July 30, 2023 at 3:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Johnny Dunbar officiating
 
Visitation: After 12 Noon on Sunday at the funeral home
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Mildred Rooney, 91, Columbia, KY

 

Mildred Rooney, 91, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, July 27, 2023 at her home. She was born May 9, 1932 in Adair County, KY to the late Owen and Tressie Pelson Fletcher.  

 

Mildred moved to Illinois with her family at age 14. There she met her husband, Joe, and married. She raised her family and was an activities director at a nursing home in Evergreen Park, Illinois. She retired from the nursing home and she and Joe moved back to Columbia. She loved quilting and working in her flowers and yard. She loved the Lord and her family and animals, especially her dog, Butch.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death her husband, Joseph Rooney on May 19, 2022 and the following siblings; Opal DiGirolano, James Fletcher, Dearing Fletcher, MC Fletcher and Luther Fletcher.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 daughters & sons-in-law: Rhonda & Ken Walls of Palos Park, Illinois and Beth & Alan VanArsdale of Columbia, KY

3 grandsons: Jason (Carrie) Walls, Jeff Walls, Justin (Jenn) Walls all of Illinois

2 granddaughters: Lauren (Cameron) Fletcher of Columbia, KY and Heather (Matt) Stargle of Russell Springs, KY

3 great-grandchildren: Aniela Walls and Riley Walls of Illinois, and Jude Fletcher of Columbia, KY

Her beloved dog: Butch

 

There will be a Private Service for immediate family only with burial in Haven Hill Cemetery.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

John (Jackie) K. Helm, 69, Jamestown, KY

 
John (Jackie) K. Helm, 69, of Jamestown, KY passed away Monday, July 24, 2023 at his home. He was born in Somerset, KY on December 24, 1953, a son of the late Bobbie N (Collins) and Kenneth R Helm.
 
John was a retired farmer and lover of horses.
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Greg Helm.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Kendra Wilkerson (Edward) of Dunnville, KY and Jamie Helm of Columbia, KY
1 son: Kyle Helm of Russell Springs, KY
1 brother: Roy Lee Helm (Judy) of Jamestown, KY
7 grandchildren & 1 great-grandchild
Nieces & nephews
 
The family chose care and cremation.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY is in charge of arrangements.
 

Lawrence Wallen, 66, Russell Springs, KY

 
Lawrence Wallen, 66, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. He was born on August 25, 1956 in Worcester, Massachusetts, a son of the late Mannan Lawrence and Ann Dorothy Rose Seiber.
 
Lawrence was a retired gutter man. 
 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Wallen on November 20, 2023 and by Connie Lawson, John, Mitchell and Steven Wallen.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 daughters: Hilary Murphy and Mary-Rose Wallen of Russell Springs, KY and Bridgette Wallen of China, TX
1 son: Mannan Wallen of Russell Springs, KY
3 sisters: Laurel Wallen of Elkton, OR, Lee Ann Seiber of Hamilton, OH, and Rhay Ann Fey of Cincinnati, OH
11 grandchildren: Mackenzie, Camden, Christian, Alexis, Emma, Cali, Gareth, Mannan Jr., Jocelyne, and Gabriel
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Randy Cox officiating
 
Visitation: After 1:00pmCT on Saturday at the funeral home
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Audra Brown Campbell, 90, Columbia, KY

 

Audra Brown Campbell, 90, of Columbia, KY passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia. She was born in Adair County, KY on March 22, 1933 to the late Benjamin Harrison and Mackie Coomer Brown. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Donald Campbell; four brothers: Duluth, Herbert, Roscoe, and Calvin Brown and five sisters: Alice Coomer, Claudia Coomer, Lenora Parrish, Cym Gowen, and Faye Bault.

 

Audra was very passionate about her walk with the Lord. She did not hesitate to share it whenever she had the chance. Recently it was a common sound to hear her singing old church hymns to and with friends at Summit Manor. She was a member and faithfully attended Antioch Church her entire life. She served many positions at the church, but her favorite was the many decades she was Sunday School teacher for the youth. Audra spent 42 years working in retail sales at Wooten’s and Loy’s Department Store. She was the guardian for Antioch Cemetery for 40 years, and loved reading her Bible, gardening, ceramics, and of course spending time with her family. Her family was the delight of her heart.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Steve Campbell (Rita) of Columbia, KY

1 grandson: Brent Campbell (Shannon) of Columbia, KY

2 great granddaughters: Kaylee and Allee Campbell of Columbia, KY

Special friend: Carlos Stotts of Columbia, KY

Several nieces, nephews, other relatives, her Antioch Church family, & her friends at Summit Manor Nursing Home

 

Funeral Service: Friday, July 28, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Troy Elmore, Pastor Carol Weddle, and Bro. Godfrey Jackson officiating

 

Burial: Antioch Cemetery

 

Visitation: Thursday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Friday until time for the service

 

Pallbearers: Richie Coomer, Chris Coomer, Don Bault, Barry Smith, Larry Wisdom, and Larry Brown. 

 

Honorary Pallbearers: Richard Fuqua, William Feese, Michael Bardin, Ronnie Dooley, John Weis, and Michael & Debra Jean Loy.
 

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Antioch Cemetery and can be left at the funeral home.

 

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

 

Frances Lynn Grabill, 75, Jamestown, KY

 
Frances Lynn Grabill, 75, of Jamestown, KY passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY. She was born in Orangeburg, SC on December 25, 1947, a daughter of the late Carey Frances (Mizzell) and Francis  Grabill.
 
Francis was a retired band teacher and assistant band director.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 sister: Deborah Grabill of Jamestown, KY
Severl cousins
Many band children & friends
 
 
Memorial Service: Thursday, July 27, 2023 at 5:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Tony Stephens officiating
 
Visitation: After 3:00pmCT on Thursday at the funeral home
 
The family request memorial donations to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway DrIve, Somerset, KY 42503. You may donate online at www.hospicelc.org or at the funeral home.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Walter Oglesby Peatross, 61, Jamestown, KY

 

Walter Oglesby Peatross, 61, of Jamestown, KY passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2023 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. He was born October 8, 1961 in Greensboro, North Carolina, a son of the late Andrew Harrison and Mary Elise Livingston Peatross.  

 

Walter was a former car salesman with Don Franklin Auto and Tri-City Motors. He loved riding his Harley and spending time boating on Lake Cumberland.  Everyone in Walter’s life knew he had fun being the “jokester” in the crowd.  Family was very important to him and visiting his granddaughter was a highlight of his life. Walter attended Clear Springs Missionary Baptist Church.

 

SURVIVORS:

His loving wife: Tinia Johnson-Peatross of Jamestown

1 son: Joe Dylon Johnson of Russell Springs

1 daughter: Hannah (Brandon) Underwood of Bargersville, Indiana

2 brothers: Andrew Harrison (Tammy) Peatross, Jr., of Raleigh, North Carolina and John McCormick of Charleston, South Carolina

2 sisters: Michel (Mark) Gnagy of Bellhaven, North Carolina and Lisa (Milton) Beck of San Antonio, Texas

1 granddaughter: Maisyn Michelle Underwood

1 grandson: Daxton Andrew Oglesby Underwood (who is “on-the way”)

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers: Miles McCormick and Bill McCormick.

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Josh Owens officiating

 

Burial: Bernard Ridge Cemetery

 

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

 

A celebration of Walter’s life will be held in Greensboro, North Carolina at a later date.

 

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

Tonja Michelle "Pooh" Coffey, 55, Russell Springs, KY


Tonja Michelle “Pooh” Coffey, 55, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Monday morning, July 24, 2023 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was born on September 12, 1967 in Somerset, KY, the daughter of the late Bro. Donnie and Glenna Zimmerman Coffey. 

 

At a young age, Tonja accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and was born again. She was a long-standing member of Square Oak Separate Baptist Church. Tonja was a devout Russell County Laker fan and loved going to ballgames. She enjoyed working on the farm and babysitting. 

 

SURVIVORS:

2 brothers: Bro. Troy (Allison) Coffey and Tylar (Stephanie) Coffey, both of Russell Springs

Her nieces & nephews: Donavyn Coffey, Brenan (Janzen) Coffey, Hayes Coffey, Jaterria Coffey, Aniyah Coffey, Bianca Coffey, Kiara Coffey, Cadylee (Evan) Coffey, Audrey (Ryder) Karnes, Jace Coffey, Presley Johnson, and Parker Johnson

Special nephew: Lucas Bault

Great-nephew: Hadlee Finn Karnes

 

Funeral Service: Friday, July 28, 2023 at 10:00amCT at Square Oak Separate Baptist Church with Bro. Bobby Conner and Bro. Lance Coffey officiating

 

Burial: Square Oak Cemetery

 

Visitation: Thursday, July 27, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home and on Friday after 8:30amCT at Square Oak Separate Baptist Church

 

Pallbearers: Troy Coffey, Tylar Coffey, Brenan Coffey, Hayes Coffey, Jace Coffey, Parker Johnson, and Lucas Bault

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations of sympathy be made to the Square Oak Cemetery Fund, 15 J. Wilson Road, Russell Springs, KY 42642.

 

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

 

Phyllis Alean Campbell, 88, Russell County, KY

 

Phyllis Alean Campbell, 88, of Russell County, KY passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2023. She was born in Pulaski County, KY on October 17, 1934 to Roscoe and Goldie Huff Pierce. 
 

Phyllis graduated from Nancy High School in May 1950 and on July 29, 1950 Phyllis married Royce Campbell. Together, they were blessed with two wonderful sons.

 

Phyllis was saved at an early age and joined Bradley’s Pleasure Baptist Church where she taught the Junior Sunday School class and loved to sing in the choir.  Phyllis was a faithful member of the church for many years.

 

Phyllis and her husband, Royce, started Campbell Trucking in 1971 with one dump truck- growing the business to include over the road trucks and local trucks.  As Royce built the trucking business, Phyllis worked at Palm Beach sewing factory for the better part of twenty years- missing only one day to attend her own mother’s funeral. Phyllis was active in the family business until 2022, working alongside her sons and grandson.  Phyllis and Royce built their business on the principles of honesty, frugality and hard work and that is why Campbell Trucking is a successful business 52 years later.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Ronnie (Mary Beth) Campbell and Roger (Yvonne) Campbell

3 grandchildren: Scottie (Kandi) Campbell, Lindsey Campbell, and McKinsey (Colton) Matney

4 great-grandchildren: Gavin Scott Campbell, Adlee Campbell Scott, Landree Lane Matney, and Dawson Brooks Matney

1 brother: Lee Pierce of Windsor, KY

1 sister: Linda Green of Atlanta, GA

2 nephews: Mike Tarter and David Pierce

1 niece: Pam Covey

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Royce Campbell; a sister, Faye Tarter; a brother, Gene Pierce; and twp nephews: Kenny Pierce & Randy Pierce.

 

Phyllis loved her family and truly enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren. She leaves behind wonderful memories for all to cherish whether it was the Thanksgiving-style dinners she prepared every Sunday after church or swimming at her house during the summer months, trips to buy baseball cards or four-wheelers for her only grandson, to taking both granddaughters shopping for ruffled dresses. If her grandchildren were in involved in a sporting event, play or dance recital, she was at every single performance. Nothing was off-limits when it came to spoiling those that she loved.  Phyllis’ great-grandchildren have also enjoyed some of those same treasured memories with her. She will be sadly missed by all those that love her but we are comforted by her salvation at an early age and the surety of seeing her in Glory.

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, July 27, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Molden officiating

 

Entombment: Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

 

Visitation: Wednesday, July 26, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and Thursday after 8:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home 

 

Pallbearers: Scottie Campbell, Gavin Campbell, Colton Matney, Cole Pierce, Bill White, Paul Hall, and Harvey Luttrell

 

Honorary Pallbearers: The hard-working men who are the Campbell Trucking family - from the shop mechanics to the loyal drivers

 

The Campbell family wishes to extend a special thank you to the wonderful team of caretakers who went above and beyond in loving and caring for Phyllis in her last months: Townia Kerr Matthews, Connie Harmon, Melanie Harmon, Linda Burton, Darlene Bell, Brenda Sandusky, and Beverly Hammond.

 

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

 

Dianna Hall, 65, Columbia, KY

 

Dianna Hall, 65, of Columbia, KY, daughter of Mary Crump and the late Jack Harris was born August 6, 1957 in Ashland, Ohio and departed this life on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at Green Hill Rehabilitation and Care in Greensburg, KY.

 

In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Gregory Hallon November 7, 1993.

 

Dianna loved her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. She was a manager at Shoney’s restaurant where she loved all of her customers.

 
SURVIVORS:
Her mother: Mary Crump of Eastern KY
1 son: Rodney Hall & wife Tanya of Columbia
1 daughter: Misty Lopez of Rome, GA11 grandchildren: Alex Williams, Bryanna Leos, Taybor Hall, Kiatlyn Carrol, Reyna Lopez, Khristian Lopez, Dakota Williams, Brantley Leos, Hudson Leos, Eden Leos, and Calvary Hall

1 brother: Jack Harris Jr. of New York

A host of other relatives & friends

 
VISITATION: A private service will be held at Auberry Funeral Home in downtown Campbellsville
 
FUNERAL SERVICE: A memorial service will be held at a later time. 
 
Auberry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Linda C. Miller, 78, Jamestown, KY

 

Linda C. Miller, 78, of Jamestown, KY passed from this life on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at Russell County Hospital.  She was born February 15, 1945 in Russell Springs, a daughter of the late Stephen and Nora Hamm Aaron.  

 

Linda's greatest love was her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She spent lots of time spoiling them all!  She enjoyed crafts, going to casinos with her husband and friends, line dancing, and hosting family holidays. “Just being with her family” was her world. Oh, and she loved her dogs so very much! Her greatest attribute was making others feel good about their life choices and showing them unconditional love. She has always been the person that people gravitated to and trusted.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Norman Miller of Jamestown

2 sons: Anthony Stephens (Jennifer) and Vincent Stephens (Kem), both of Russell Springs

1 daughter: Felecia Zabriskie (John) of Russell Springs

2 sisters: Carla Grider and Phyllis Lawless, both of Russell Springs

6 grandchildren: Alexander Stephens, Savannah Stephens, Latoshia Stephens, Samantha Stephens, Branden Troutman and Travis Bray

3 great-grandchildren: Arianna Razmi, Jaysa Troutman and Natalie Troutman (& Blaiklee Troutman, who is “on the way”)

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers: Bill Aaron and Jim Aaron, and a sister, Bettie Emerson.

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, July 23, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Carroll Egnew officiating

 

Interment: Russell Springs City Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Sunday at Bernard Funeral Home

 

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

 

Kenneth Davis, 79, Columbia, KY

 

Kenneth Davis, 79, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 12:42 P.M. at Summit Manor Nursing Home.

 

He was a former construction worker


SURVIVORS:

His fiancé: Helen Sneed of Columbia

 

Graveside Service: Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at Antioch Cemetery with Bro. Jon Loy officiating. 
 

Burial to follow.

 

There will be no visitation.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Lawrence Junior Foley, 94, Russell Springs, KY

 

Lawrence Junior Foley, 94, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Jamestown. Born on April 19, 1929 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was a son of the late Lawrence Wickliff and Marie Evelyn Eary Foley.

 

Lawrence was a former US Navy veteran and a retired inspector at G.E. with over 35 years of service. He was a member and deacon at Coffey Hill Friendship Church. Lawrence enjoyed fishing and was an avid wrestling and Cincinnati Reds fan. 

 

SURVIVORS:

3 daughters: Linda Byrd of Ohio, Katherine Johnson, of Russell Springs, and Debbie English, of Russell Springs

10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great-grandchildren

 

In addition to his parents, Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife, Rosella Gilpin Foley, who passed away on December 29, 2010; two daughters: Virginia Terry, and Wanda Durham; one great-great-granddaughter, Brooklynn; one brother, Terry Gene Foley; and one sister, Mae Robertson. 

 

Funeral Service: Friday, July 21, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Sister Carolyn Casey officiating

 

Burial: New Friendship Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Russell County Honor Guard

 

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

 

Larry Durham, Allen English, James Johnson, Kenny Roy, Doug Feltner, Justin Roy, and Craig Jasper will serve as pallbearers. 

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations of sympathy be made to New Friendship Cemetery Fund, c/o Adam Kerr, 251 Kerr Brown Road, Russell Springs, KY 42642.

 

Funeral arrangements for Mr. Lawrence Junior Foley have been entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Margaret Ann Hendrickson, 96, Columbia, KY


Margaret Ann Hendrickson, 96, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, July 28, 2023 at 7:40 P.M. at Bluegrass Way in Campbellsville. She was born January 10, 1927 in Washington, D.C., to the late Eugene Irvin and Jean Belle Fairbanks Brown. 
 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. A.J. Hendrickson and her sister and brother-in-law: Dorothy J. and Albert Mariano.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her children: Mark I. Hendrickson of Florida, Marcia L. Lambright (J. Mark) of Texas, Alice H. Walter (J. Kirk) of Maryland, Russell A. Hendrickson (Susan) and Rita G. Montague of Kentucky, Joan E. Lawrence (Larry) of North Carolina

12 grandchildren & 21 great-grandchildren

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 12:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home

 

Burial: Reeves Family Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00 A.M. Saturday

 

Casket Bearers: Bryan Lambright, Mark Hendrickson, Christopher Montague, Stewart Montague, Kirk Walter, & Mark Lambright

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Albert H. Swanson, 90, Hardinsburg, KY (Russell County Native)

 
Albert H. Swanson, 90, of Hardinsburg, KY left this world peacefully on Friday, July 14, 2023. He was born on February 14, 1933 in Russell County, KY to the late Bulon H. and Mary C. Luttrell Swanson.  
 
Al retired from General Electric after 37 years of service to the company and was a member of the Boaz Masonic Lodge #850 F.& A.M., in Louisville. He was known by many people and by many names throughout his life, Al; Dad; Brother; Grandpa; Papoo; Uncle Albert; and Big Al.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 daughters: Debra Kinnerson of Hardinsburg, KY, Rosa Saettel of New Albany, Indiana and Jennifer Humes of Paris
1 sister: June Coffey of Russell Springs, KY
7 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; & 6 great-great grandchildren
Numerous nieces & nephews
 
In addition to his parents, Al was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of almost 65 years, Janouise Thomas Swanson; a son, Joel M. Swanson; a daughter, Lisa J. Blasi; a grandson, Daniel Saettel; and a granddaughter, Kari Gee.
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Joe Branscum officiating. Masonic Rites will be conducted by Russell Springs Masonic Lodge #941 F. & A.M.  
 
Burial: Cedar Springs Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Saturday at the funeral home
 
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.

Cynthia Lynn Stapleton Bradshaw, 56, Columbia, KY


Cynthia Lynn Stapleton Bradshaw, 56, of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, July 16, 2023 at her home. She was born in Aurora, IL on November 27, 1966 to the late Raymond Joseph Stapleton and Cleo Denton Corbin.

 

Cynthia attended Mt. Olive Baptist Church and enjoyed crocheting, working puzzles and spending time with her family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

4 children: Anthony Curry (April), Joseph Curry (Kristi), Adam Curry and Adriane Curry (Brian Held) all of Columbia, KY

11 grandchildren

8 siblings: Joetta Fletcher (Daryl), Barbara McGaha (Russ), Wilma Handy (Greg), Erik Stapleton and Greg Stapleton all of Columbia, KY, Sheila Hodges (Jerry) of Princeton, KY, Michael Stapleton of El Paso, TX  and Jack Stapleton (Joyce) of Cave City, KY

Several other friends & relatives

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her fiancé, Norman Dean Bell on May 13, 2023; a sister, Sandra Jean Stapleton; and one brother, Raymond Alan Stapleton.

 

Funeral Service: Friday, July 21, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Wade officiating

 

Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Friday 

 

Pallbearers: Tanner Curry, Trevor Curry, Jakub Curry, Bryson Helm, Bentley Moore and Hunter Held

 

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

 

Mark Foley, 57, Russell Springs, KY

 
Mark Foley, 57, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Friday, July 14, 2023 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. He was born December 12, 1965 in Baumholder, Germany, the son of the late Robert B. Foley Jr. & Helen Foley. 
 
Mark was a supervisor at Stephens Pipe and Steel.
 
 
SURVIVORS:
3 Sisters: Terry Foley of Lexington KY, Kristie Foley and Deborah Coffey (Danny) of Russell Springs, KY
3 uncles: Michael, Paul, and Douglas Foley
1 aunt: Ruth Foley
Great-aunt: Shirley Richard
Nephew: Peter Coffey
3 great-nephews &  2 great-great nephews 
 
Graveside Service: Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at 10:00amCT at the Parks Ridge Cemetery in Russell Springs with Bro. Peter Coffey officiating 
 
There will be no visitation.
 
Expressions of sympathy are suggested to take the form of a contribution to Parks Ridge Cemetery, 237 Gabe Hollow Road, Russell Springs, KY 42642
 
Wilson Funeral Home in Russell Springs, KY is in charge of arrangements.
 

Renea Kerns, 90, Lebanon Junction, KY (Adair County Native)


Renea Kerns, 90, of Lebanon Junction, KY returned to her Heavenly Father on Friday, July 14, 2023. She was born November 8, 1932 in Adair County, KY to the late Freemon and Rachel Coomer.
 

She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, and friend. She will be greatly missed by all those for whom she loved and cared.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Lee Roy Kerns and four siblings: Leon Coomer, Forbes Coomer, Landon Coomer, and Matra Stargel.


SURVIVORS:

5 children: Diann Elliott (Jimmy), Patsy Young (Paul), Roy David Kerns (Nancy), June Moore (Roy), and Rebecca Ashbaugh (Terry)

1 sister: Estelene Hayes

8 grandchildren: Angie Etherton, Stephanie Lewis, Paula Peoples, Matthew Kerns, Andrew Kile, Daniel Moore, Haley Keeling, and Emily Moore

13 great-grandchildren & 5 great-great-grandchildren

A host of family & friends

 

A prayer service will be conducted on Monday, July 17, 2023 at 6:00pmET in the chapel of Hardy Close Funeral Home (285 S. Buckman Street in Shepherdsville). Family and friends may pay their respects from 2pm-8pmET on Monday, July 17, 2023 at Hardy-Close.

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at the funeral home 

 

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

Ruthie Jean Cross, 88, Stone Bluff, Indiana (Barren County, KY Native)

 

Ruthie Jean Cross, 88, of Stone Bluff, Indiana passed away unexpectedly in the Emergency Room of TJ Health Columbia in Columbia, KY on Sunday, July 9, 2023 at 1:02 P.M. Jean, as she was known to family and friends, was born in Barren County, KY on April 12, 1935, the daughter of the late Rex Huskisson and Mavis (Pare) Johnson.

 

Jean was raised by her grandparents, Herbert and Nora pare of Flippin, KY. She attended school in Gamaliel and later moved to Indiana and settled in Stone Bluff in 1964. Jean was a homemaker and a member of Community Bible Baptist Church in Veedersburg, Indiana. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, baking, collecting cookbooks and flower gardening.

 

On January 12, 1952 Jean married Lewie Benton Cross in Tompkinsville, KY. Lewie preceded her in death on June 9, 1997.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Bobby Eugene (companion-Lisa Tincher) Cross of Orleans, IN and Gary Benton (fiancée- Marty Lyons) Cross of Stone Bluff, IN

2 daughters: Melinda Gail (Daniel) Lawson of Danville, KY and Melissa Darline (Danny) Fudge of Breeding, KY

7 grandchildren: Nicole (partner-Alan Bremer) Cross, Nathan (Traci) Cross, Leif Lawson, Devin (Amy) Lawson, Tarl (Samantha) Lawson, Benton (Ashton) Fudge, Carley (Rachel) Fudge

15 great-grandchildren

Life-long friends: Rick & Cheri Roden

Niece: Pat Stewart

Nephews: Ronnie Veach and Darrell Reanu

 

1st Visitation: Monday, July 17, 2023 from 3:00 P.M. until service time at 7:00 P.M. at the Maus Funeral Home in Attica, Indiana with Pastor Evan Sharbaugh officiating

 

2nd Visitation: Wednesday, July 19, 2023 starting at 11:00 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M. at Indian Creek Baptist Church in Flippin, (Monroe County), KY with her son-in-law, Danny Fudge officiating

 

Burial: Neal Cemetery in Flippin

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Bible Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society

 

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

 

Kerry D. Brown, 76, Breeding, KY

 

Kerry D. Brown, 76, of Breeding, KY died Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 9:36 A.M. at the TJ Health Columbia Emergency Room. He was born February 2, 1947 in Adair County and was preceded in death by his father, John Benjamin Brown. 

 

Kerry retired from Ford Motor Company in Louisville, being a member of United Auto Workers Local 862 and after retirement moved back to Breeding where he enjoyed his farm life.  He was a member of Breeding Church and the Adair County Cattleman's Association.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Peggy England Brown of Breeding

His mother: Maxine Branham Brown of Louisville

1 son & daughter-in-law: Michael & Becky Brown of Mt. Washington

1 daughter & son-in-law: Sandy & Anthony Jacobs of Louisville

1 sister: Brenda Sanders of Louisville

2 grandchildren: Benjamin and Trinity Jacobs

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Friday, July 14, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Lemmon officiating

 

Burial: Fudge Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 5:00 P.M. Thursday

 

In lieu of flowers, donations to Fudge Cemetery would be appreciated and can be left at the funeral home.

 

Casket Bearers: Lukas Lemmon, Lakota Lemmon, Justin Brown, Joey Burris, Grant Frazier, Patrick Scott

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Kenneth Richard Blair, 90, Russell Springs, KY

 

Kenneth Richard Blair, 90, of Russell Springs, KY died Monday, July 10, 2023 at Russell County Hospital. He was born March 25, 1933 in Russell Springs to the late Herbert and Effie Maye Chrisman Blair.

 

Kenneth was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during the Korean War.

 

SURVIVORS:
Several special nieces & nephews: James Eric Lee, Shirley Ann Sportsman, Michael Ray Sportsman, Cherokee Marie Moore, Brandi Lynn Escudero, Justin Wayne Hoosier, Michael Blair, Catherine Gosser, Makayla Blair, Patrick Blair, and Jennifer Blair-Willford

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Sportsman Blair. 

 

Graveside Service:  Thursday, July 13, 2023 at 10:00amCT at Fairview Memorial Cemetery with Bro. Eric Richardson officiating. Full military honors will be provided by Russell Springs DAV Chapter 51, along with VFW Post 6097 of Adair County. 

 

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

 

Robert Anthony Weis, 66, Russell County, KY

 
Robert Anthony Weis, 66, of Russell County, KY passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2023 at Russell County Hospital. He was one of six children born to Bernadine and James Weis in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  
 
Bob and his siblings were raised in the catholic faith. As an adult, however, Bob found his faith home in the Methodist church while living in Bowling Green, KY. It was in the Methodist church that Bob met the love of his life, Lillie Sue. Bob and Sue married in 1999 and remained inseparable since that day. Throughout their love story marriage, Bob introduced Sue to many new and exciting things. Bob taught Sue the game of golf, but also pushed her past her life-long fear of the water, allowing her to share in his life-long love of boating.  
 
Bob enjoyed a long, esteemed career in the printing ink industry having climbed the ranks from loading trucks as a teenager to nationwide technical services and sales support in maturity. Bob’s career spanned 48 years with his retirement from services occurring on June 30, 2022 due to health concerns. It was Bob’s career that took him to Bowling Green, KY and Bob’s love of the state that brought him back here when retirement called. In preparation for retirement, Bob and Sue bought Bob’s “dream” boat, relocated from Illinois to Russell Springs, KY and began taking family and friends out on some of Kentucky’s beautiful lakes. Bob was only able to get a few of the kids and grandkids out on the water before he fell ill in August, 2022.
 
In the last days of Bob’s life, he was cared for by an amazing team of people at Russell County Hospital who became part of Bob and Sue’s “family by choice”. Sue never left Bob’s side and those wonderful, loving people at Russell County Hospital/Hospice made that possible and cared, in all actuality, for the both of them. Bob excelled at many things but his greatest skill was his easy manner for meeting people, creating new relationships and actively maintaining those relationships with on-going contact, attention, care and support. His life and end of life is a witness to this.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Lillie Sue Weis
3 bonus children: Rosie, Shelly and Katie
4 grandchildren: Emmaleigh, Jack, Jason and Colton 
5 siblings
3 biological children & their children
Several in-laws, nephews, nieces, & cousins  
 
Funeral Service: Friday, July 14, 2023 at 4:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 E. Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY
 
Visitation: After 12:00pmCT on Friday
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of donations and will be used per the family’s wishes.  
 
Wilson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Leshia Lovale Fair, 59, Columbia, KY

 

Leshia Lovale Fair, 59, of Columbia, KY died Monday, July 10, 2023 at 11:48 P.M. at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville. She was born September 13, 1963 in Adair County. 

 

Leshia was a Registered Nurse working at Taylor Regional Hospital before her illness. 

 

She was preceded in death by her father, Lewis Janes and a son, Jeremy Norris.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her mother: Maggie Curry Janes of Columbia

2 sons: Dallas Fair & his significant other Brittany Combs and Brandon Joseph, both of Columbia

1 daughter: Sonya Cooper of Columbia

1 step-daughter: Amy Gray & husband Reuben of Burkesville

1 brother: Todd Janes & wife Teresa of Greensburg

10 grandchildren: Alyssa, Bradley, Carson, Landynn, Micah, Jenson, Ashton, Gsxer, Sophia and Emmitt

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, July 13, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Jacob Davis and Bro. Larry Wisdom officiating

 

Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Thursday

 

At Leshia’s request, cremation will take place after the service.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Stanley Wayne Baird, 80, Russell Springs, KY

 
Stanley Wayne Baird, 80, of Russell Springs, KY passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, July 9, 2023 at Russell County Hospital, surrounded by his family. Born October 16, 1942 in Williamsburg, he was one of six children born to the union of the late Arnold and Marie Criscillis Baird. 
 
Wayne was a retired carpenter and a US Army veteran. He was a faithful member, deacon, and treasurer at Square Oak Separate Baptist Church, where he served in times past as Sunday School teacher and Sunday School Superintendent. Wayne was a member of over 55 years with the Russell Springs Masonic Lodge #941 and a member of Gideon’s International. Wayne began singing at a young age and loved spreading the gospel of Christ through song. In later years, he was a member of the Square Oak Boys who sang at many churches in Russell and surrounding counties. Wayne enjoyed going fishing, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a true gentleman, who left a positive impact on each life he touched. 
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife of 60 years: Velma Smith Baird of Russell Springs
1 daughter: Sharon (Buddy) Coe of Jamestown
1 son: Randy (Bethany) Baird of Russell Springs
4 grandchildren: Megan (Sicelo “Stitch”) Buthelezi of Russell Springs, Nicholas (Whitney) Coe of Columbia, Logan (Hunter) Smith of Russell Springs, and Ashton Baird of Russell Springs
4 great-grandchildren: Aubree Buthelezi, Deklynn Coe, Asher Coe, Parker Smith (and a great-granddaughter on-the-way)
3 brothers: Croley (Linda) Baird and Larry Baird both of Russell Springs and Robert Baird of West Chester, Ohio
2 sisters-in-law: Myrna Baird of Cincinnati, Ohio and Pat Baird of West Chester, Ohio
A host of nieces, nephews, & friends
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his parents-in-law: William Fred & Eula Mae Smith; two brothers: Jacky Baird and Chester Baird; and one sister-in-law, Glenda Baird. 
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, July 13, 2023 at 12:00pmCT at Square Oak Separate Baptist Church with Bro. Troy Coffey and Bro. Bobby Conner officiating
 
Burial: Square Oak Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Russell County Honor Guard
 
Visitation: Wednesday, July 12, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Masonic Funeral Rites at 7:30pmCT conducted by Russell Springs Masonic Lodge #941, and after 9:00amCT on Thursday at Square Oak Separate Baptist Church.
 
In lieu of flowers, Wayne’s family requests memorial contributions be made to Square Oak Separate Baptist Church Building Fund, 176 E. Old Jamestown Road, Russell Springs, KY 42642 OR to Gideon’s International. Donations can be made at the funeral home. 
 
Pallbearers: Nicholas Coe, Logan Smith, Will Dando, Glen Baird, Darrell Baird, Jordy Veach, and Matt Baird
 
Honorary Pallbearer: Wayne’s grandson-in-law, Sicelo “Stitch” Buthelezi
 
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Donald Wayne Litteral, 59, Columbia, KY

 

Donald Wayne Litteral, 59, of Columbia, KY passed away Saturday, July 8, 2023 at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. He was born in Greenfield, OH on December 24, 1963 to the late Paul, Sr., and Janice Harmon Litteral.
 

He was also preceded in death by two siblings: Paul Litteral Jr. and Angie Litteral.

 

Mr. Litteral attended the Bloomington Chapel Brethren in Christ Church and enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Cindy Moore Litteral of Columbia, KY

4 children: Brooklyn Litteral (Matt Dobson) of Columbia, KY, Troy Litteral of Lexington, KY, Samantha Yates of Columbia, KY, and Chris Yates (Stephen) of Nashville, TN

5 grandchildren: Addison Litteral, Axle Ervin, Benson Ervin, Lilly Fulks, and Lexxie Fulks

2 siblings: Ronald Litteral of Campbellsville, KY and Charles Litteral of Ohio

Several other friends & relatives

 

Mr. Litteral requested cremation and no services are scheduled at this time.

 

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

 

Phillip G. Burton, 90, Jamestown, KY


Phillip G. Burton, 90, of Jamestown, KY passed away Saturday, July 8, 2023 at Fair Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 1, 1933 in Russell Springs, KY, a son of the late Virgil and Jewell Wilson Burton. 
 

He was a veteran who served honorably in the United States Army.  Phillip owned and operated Phillip’s Dry Cleaners for over 25 years. He could be considered a “Jack of all trades”; Phillip raised horses many years, was a racehorse trainer for some time; he ran different car wash businesses over the years and for a time, delivered Sapp’s Doughnuts.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Phillip Randall (Toy) Burton of Russell Springs

1 sister: Annette Godby of Cincinnati

3 grandchildren: Evan (Cassie Jo) Burton, Kasey (Shawn) Bardin, and Tara (Adam) Coomer

3 great-grandchildren: Reese Bardin, Blane Bardin and Max Coomer

Special friend & caregiver: Christine Clark

 

Along with his parents, Phillip was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Arthur Burton; his brother, Mack Burton; and his sister, Nancy Hines.

 

Graveside Service: Monday, July 10, 2023 at 10:00amCT at Bethlehem Separate Baptist Church Cemetery with Bro. Phillip Miller officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the Russell County Honor Guard.

 

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

Gary Kenton "Fuzzy" Stanton, 83, Columbia, KY

 

Gary Kenton “Fuzzy” Stanton, 83, of Columbia, KY passed away on July 7, 2023, at his residence. He was born in Russell Springs, KY on December 12, 1939, to the late Hollan and Emma Mae Foley Stanton.

 

Gary joined the United States Air Force at the age of 17, with his mother giving her permission and he served proudly from 1957 to 1961.  Upon returning from serving his country he married and had three children.

 

After the military he became a long-distance truck driver, then before retiring he worked for Stephens Pipe and Steel in Russell Springs, KY. He was not afraid of hard work and always willing to lend a helping hand.

 

At his home he raised all kinds of chickens, ducks, and guineas, and some would call those his babies. He loved working with his hands, fixing vehicles or building things. The last thing he built was a building for his oldest son Ken.

 

Survivors include his three children Glenna Stanton Hiatt (Jesse), Kenneth Stanton (Lisa), and Rollan Stanton (Kelly); his companion of 41 years Roberta Crouch; his sister Martha Foster; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


Gary enjoyed playing bingo, fishing, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren which was his heart and soul.


Funeral services will be held at 10:00am Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the Bethlehem Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by VFW Post 6097.

 

Visitation will be on Monday from 4:00-8:00pm and will continue Tuesday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

 

Marcella Marie Johnson Ballenger, 65, Russell Springs, KY

 
Marcella Marie Johnson Ballenger, 65, of Russell Springs, KY passed away at her home on Friday, July 7, 2023. Born July 19, 1957 in Columbia, KY, she was a daughter of the late Stonewall Jackson and Joyce Marie Wilson Johnson.  
 
Marcella was a devoted wife and mother who dedicated her life to raising her two children. One of her greatest joys over the years was being able to watch her daughter ride at horse shows. She also enjoyed RV camping and feeding all the family’s animals. Marcella loved spending time with her grandson, Jackson, and being able to watch him grow.  She was a kind-hearted woman who was very passionate about helping anyone in need. Marcella was a member of Living Proof Baptist Church.
 
SURVIVORS: 
Her husband of 48 years: Curtis Ballenger of Russell Springs
1 son: Brett (Kaitlin) Ballenger of Russell Springs
1 daughter: Randa Ballenger of Russell Springs
1 brother: Danny Joe (Sheila) Johnson of Russell Springs
1 grandson: Jackson Stone Ballenger
 
In addition to her parents, Marcella was preceded in death by a brother, Perry Johnson; a sister, Talitha Johnson Bernard; and a granddaughter, Sky Ballenger Grant.
 
Funeral Service: Monday July 10, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Melvin Sisson officiating
 
Burial: Clear Springs Cemetery
 
Visitation: Sunday from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and Monday after 8:00amCT at the funeral home
 
Pallbearers: Larry Bennett, Luke Mann, Perry Johnson, Jr., Cody Grant, Stuart Johnson, and Jonathan Bernard
 
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and an online guestbook is available at: www.bernardfuneralhome.com.

Eloise (Pickett) Jeffries, 84, Columbia, KY

 

Eloise Jeffries, 84, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, July 6, 2023 at 9:50 P.M. at Fair Oaks Health and Rehab in Jamestown, KY. She was born October 10, 1938 in Adair County to the late Robert and Bessie Edwards Pickett.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Guidell Lee Jeffries, a daughter, Lois Jean Helm and a sister, Norma Jean Cowan.

 

Eloise was a member of Living By Faith Community Church, a former merchant, loved her Kentucky Wildcats and was well known for her concessions stand at the Adair County Fair.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter & son-in-law: Barbara & Wayne Melton of Glens Fork

1 son & daughter-in-law: Danny & Vicky Jeffries of Columbia

1 sister & brother-in-law: Joyce & Shaw Rowe of Columbia

3 grandchildren: Chris Melton, Patrick Jeffries, &  Ashley Jeffries Harrison

6 great-grandchildren & 2 great-great grandchildren

Several other relatives & friends

Her fur baby: Rocky

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, July 9, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Withers officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 9:00 A.M. Sunday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

 
 
 

Gervin (Ben) Popplewell, 81, Russell Springs, KY

 
Gervin (Ben) Popplewell, 81, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at Fair Oaks Health & Rehabilitation in Jamestown. He was born in Russell Springs on January 23, 1942, a son of the late Eva (Miller) and Ethard Popplewell.
 
Ben was a retired automaker assembly worker at GM
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Kathy Thomas of Russell Springs, KY and Shonda Burton (Nathan) of Columbia, KY
1 son: Randy Popplewell (Destiny) of Russell Springs, KY
2 sisters: Aldene Kiefer and Andell Hanlon, both of Russell Springs, KY
2 brothers: Aubrey Popplewell of Jamestown, KY and Hearl Popplewell of Russell Springs, KY
11 grandchildren & 9 great-grandchildren
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Margie (Myers) Popplewell; a son, Garland Popplewell; a daughter, Stephanie Greene; four sisters: Redith Stinson, Nelphia Wilson, Inez York and Darlene Shell; and two brothers: Gradith Popplewell and Garnett Popplewell.
 
Care and cremation were chosen.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY in charge of arrangements.

Robin Minton, 61, Russell Springs, KY

 

Robin Minton, 61, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center in Somerset. She was born on August 25, 1961 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the first of two daughters born to the late Merkel and Faye Smith Zimmerman. 

 

After moving back to Russell County, the family started attending Bethlehem Separate Baptist Church where Robin became a member at a young age. Robin met Jeff Minton at South KY Separate Baptist Youth Camp and after more than 4 years of courtship, the two married July 18, 1981 at Bethlehem. Robin started working at First National Bank at age 17. After 44 years in bookkeeping, she was still an employee of the bank at the time of her passing.

 

Robin loved spending time with her family. She cherished family reunions and get-togethers; talking, singing, and laughing. She was a devout Christian and loved her church family with her whole heart. During basketball season you could always find Robin cheering on the University of Kentucky Wildcats. She fully supported and was so proud of her children, grandchild, nieces, and nephews in all of their various endeavors. She eventually talked Jeff into getting a cat, she found joy in the entertainment that Penny, her cat, provided. She has been blessed with the friendship of many great coworkers throughout her decades at First National Bank. 

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband of 42 years: Jeff Minton

1 son: Eric (Chrissy) Minton of Somerset

1 daughter: Bethany Minton (Travis Phillippe) of Russell Springs

1 sister: Rhonda (Dean) Roy of Russell Springs

Her granddaughter: Nadine Scott

3 nieces: Lesley Roy and Allison Roy of Russell Springs and Whitney (Clifton) Drew of Somerset

2 nephews: Devin Norton and Aaron Norton of Somerset

Father & mother-in-law: Wendell & Eudene Minton of Somerset

Sister-in-law: Lisa (David) Norton of Somerset

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, July 9, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Bethlehem Separate Baptist Church with Bro. Mark Polston and Bro. Troy Coffey officiating

 

Interment: Square Oak Cemetery

 

Visitation: Saturday, July 8, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home and Sunday after 12:00 noon at Bethlehem Church

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42503, to Relay for Life at https://donate.cancer.org or to the Bethlehem Separate Baptist Church Building Fund.

 

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

 

Dorothy Mae Bingham, 89, Edmonton, KY (Adair County Native)

 

Dorothy Mae Bingham, 89, of Edmonton, KY passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at her residence with her family by her side. She was born on June 9, 1934 in Adair County to the late Willie and Kizzie Burris Wilson.

 

Mrs. Bingham was a member of the Prices Creek Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed sewing, gardening, farming with her husband Mitchell and spending time with her family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Mitchell Bingham of Edmonton, KY

1 daughter: Deborah Sexton (Randy) of Edmonton, KY

1 son: Marty Bingham (Trish) of Cave City, KY

4 grandchildren: Tonya Wagner (Craig), Stephanie Sexton, Logan Sexton, and Dana Clark (Timmy)

5 great-grandchildren: Leo Wagner, Johnny Wagner, Wyatt Wagner, Lincoln Clark, and Annsley Clark 

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five siblings: Robert Wilson, Eddie Wilson, Loren V. Wilson, Zorene England, and Artie Clemmons.

 

Funeral service: Friday, July 7, 2023 at 10:30amCT at Prices Creek Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Matthew Sexton and Bro. Joe Logan officiating

 

Burial: Bragg Cemetery

 

Visitation: Thursday from 3:00-8:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home and on Friday after 8:30amCT at Prices Creek Missionary Baptist Church

 

Pallbearers: Logan Sexton, Timmy Clark, Rick Wilson, Dennis Brown, Danny Propes, Gene Fahey, and Harry T. Bingham

 

Honorary Pallbearers: Danny Clemmons, David England, and Dennis Judd 

 

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

 

Juanita Alcorn Flanagan, 93, Russell Springs, KY


Juanita Alcorn Flanagan, 93, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, July 2, 2023 at her home. She was born April 12, 1930 in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of the late Sollie and Lula Hundley Alcorn. 
 

Juanita graduated from Lafayette High School in Lexington and went on to earn her business degree from Danville Business College. She was a devoted wife to her beloved husband and Korean War Veteran, D. Dravo Flanagan. Together they owned and operated The Toddler’s Inn Day Care Center, one of the first in Russell Springs. Juanita was a member of the Russell County Democratic Party who attended the inauguration of John Kennedy and published her recollections of the historic event in the Times Journal and other societal columns. She had a talent and passion for gardening and canning the rewards, and was a gracious hostess who enjoyed cooking for family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:
1 son: Andrew Flanagan of Liberty

2 daughters: Cindy Lamb of Louisville and Susan (Mike) Kennedy of Lexington

4 grandchildren: Hunter Kennedy and Hayden Kennedy of Lexington, Caleb Flanagan of Baltimore, Maryland and Maggie Flanagan of Nashville, Tennessee

1 sister: Kathleen Alcorn of Wisconsin

Special niece: Missy (Billy) Floyd of Lexington

 

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dewell Dravo Flanagan, who passed away April 7, 1991 and by her nine brothers and sisters.

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home

 

Burial: Russell Springs City Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Wednesday at Bernard Funeral Home

 

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

 

Glenn Nolan Fudge, 75, Evansville, IN (Adair County Native)

 

Glenn Nolan Fudge, 75, of Evansville, IN passed away Saturday, July 1, 2023 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, IN. He was born in Sparksville, KY on June 28, 1948 to the late Marion “Short” and Arminda Hagan Fudge.

 

Mr. Fudge was a member of the Red Lick Baptist Church, a retired steel worker and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed fishing, rabbit hunting and spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS: 

6 siblings: Ronnie Fudge (Linda) of Campbellsville, KY, Larry Fudge (Gayle) of Columbia, KY, Garry Fudge (Ginger) of Glasgow, KY, Wilma McDonough (John) of Faribault, MN, Kathy McClister of Columbia, KY, and Jennifer Carter (John) of Columbia, KY

Several nieces & nephews

 

Funeral Service: Friday, July 7, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home 

 

Burial: Chestnut Grove Cemetery with military honors provided by VFW Post 6097

 

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

 

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

 

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