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Obituaries Archives for 2023-09

James A. Thomas, 76, Columbia, KY

 

James A. Thomas, 76, of Columbia, KY died Friday, September 29, 2023 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born September 15, 1947 in Adair County, KY to the late Roy Freeman and Dorothy Smith Thomas. 
 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Ray, Danny “Boone” and Robert “Radio” Thomas.

 

James was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War.  He retired after 20 years of service with the Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons. He was a member of Pollards Chapel Church and enjoyed watching his UK Wildcats, golfing, Kansas City Chiefs and four the past five, he enjoyed spending his time on his farm.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Carole Rowe Thomas of Columbia

1 son: James Wesley Thomas of Campbellsville

2 daughters: Angie Mills (Tim) and Stephanie Thomas, both of Campbellsville

5 step-children: Jeff Neagle of Somerset, Jenifer Boils (Dale) of Campbellsville, Thad Keltner (Courtney) of Columbia, Sarah Simmons (Jon) of Iowa, and Ethan Keltner (Emily) of Columbia

2 brothers: Harold “Catfish” Thomas of Georgetown and Donnie Thomas (Moochie) of Campbellsville

6 sisters: Betty Wingler of Campbellsville, Charlotte Coffey of Columbia, Pauline Teater of Campbellsville, Kim Skaggs of Hodgenille, and Karen Brown of Campbellsville

4 grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren & 3 step-great-grandchildren

A host of other relatives & friends

 

Visitation: Monday, October 2, 2023 from 12:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Cremation to follow

 

Graveside Memorial Service: Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at the Columbia Cemetery will Pastor Glenn Lewis officiating

 

Full Military honors presented by V.F.W. Post 6097

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Gideon Bibles, Hosparus-Green River or Pollards Chapel Church. These can be made at the funeral home.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Avery Lee Rooks, 91, Columbia, KY

 

Avery Lee Rooks, 91, of Columbia, KY passed away Thursday, September 28, 2023 at his residence. He was born in Adair County on September 17, 1932 to the late Welby Lee and Myrtie Rooks.
 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Burton Rooks in 2019; five siblings: Rollin Rooks, Charles Rooks, Cecil Burton, Ruth Burton, and Tyler Rooks; and a half-brother, Welby Rooks.

 

Mr. Rooks was a member of the Caldwell Ridge Separate Baptist Church and attended many churches, going wherever God led him on Sunday morning. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with family and friends. Avery was always up for a conversation, and he was never at a loss for words.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 siblings: Eugene Rooks (Polly) of Edinburgh, IN and Ida Pearl Bryant of Franklin, IN

2 half-brothers: Holland Rooks and Alvin Rooks both of Louisville, KY

3 half -sisters: Bonnie Shelton and Judy Wilkerson both of Louisville, KY and Dottie Levin of Missouri

Several nieces, nephews, friends & other relatives

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Raymond Atwood officiating

 

Burial: Columbia Cemetery

 

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

 

Pallbearers: Jackie Cravens, John Rooks, Allen Rooks, Jeff Pyles, Sam Janes, Caden Pyles, and Shane Coffey.

 

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

 

Ricky L. Collins, 59, Russell Springs, KY

 
Ricky L. Collins, 59, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, September 25, 2023 at Russell County Hospital. He was born in Noblesville, IN on April 5, 1964, a son of Betty (Chapman) Collins of Russell Springs, KY and the late Morris Beckham Collins.
 
Ricky worked many years in the music field.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Beverly (Hale) Collins of Russell Springs, KY 
His mother: Betty Collins of Russell Springs 
2 sons: Keith Collins and Terry Popplewell, both of Russell Springs, KY
1 daughter: Kimberly Ard (Michael) of Columbia, KY
3 sisters: Robin Coomer, Deidra Johnson (Ronald), and Jeanetta Arthur, all of Russell Springs, KY
2 grandchildren: Alexandria and Hayley Popplewell
2 great-grandchildren: Kali Darnell and Brodie Popplewell
Aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many other family & friends
 
He was preceded in death by his father, Beckham Collins.
 
Funeral Service: Friday, September 29, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Daryl Coe officiating
 
Visitation: Friday, September 29, 2023 from 10:00am-1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel 
 
Burial: Collins-Warriner Cemetery
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

Vanessa Laureen Burton, 52, Columbia, KY

 

Vanessa Laureen Burton, 52, of Columbia, KY passed away from this life on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at Russell County Hospital. She was born April 18, 1971 in Columbia, KY, the daughter of Phyllis Sullivan Abrell DeHart and the late Elder Ray “Joe” Abrell. 

 

Vanessa was a Special Education Teacher at Salem Elementary School and a former Assistant Curriculum Coordinator at Adair County Board of Education. She enjoyed working with youth in the Lake Cumberland Area Chrysalis Community and the Kids for Christ Program. Vanessa attended Melson Ridge Separate Baptist Community Church where she was always willing to serve the Lord. She will be missed by her family, friends, and the many others whose lives she touched with her kindness.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Joe David Burton of Columbia

1 son: Justin (Kristen) Burton of Russell Springs

1 daughter: Heather (Keith) Brown of Russell Springs

Her mother: Phyllis DeHart of Columbia

5 grandchildren: Grady Burton, Bayley Burton, Leah Brown, Dayne Burton, and Hannah Brown

 

In addition to her father, Vanessa was preceded in death by a sister, Tracey Pierce.

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Helm officiating

 

Burial: Brockman-Kerr Cemetery

 

Visitation: Friday, September 29, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and Saturday after 8:00amCT at the funeral home


Pallbearers: Ross Morgan, Mitchell Morgan, Danny Abrell, Robert Coppage, Stacy Huff, and Donald Galito 

 

The Burton family truly appreciates the outpouring of love and sympathy that has been expressed during this difficult time.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Vanessa’s memory be made to the "Kids For Christ", 204 North Potter Street, Freeburg, IL 62243, or at www.KidsForChristKCBS.com.

 

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

 

Larry Ray Godsey, 74, Columbia, KY

 

Larry Ray Godsey, 74, of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at his residence. He was born in Ohio County, KY on August 4, 1949 to the late Ray and Bertha Goode Godsey.

 

Mr. Godsey was a member of the Columbia Christian Church since 1969 and was retired from IMO Industries since 2012. Larry loved spending time with family and friends, around the pool with the grandchildren and around the card table with his friends playing Rook, always making sure everyone had something to eat and drink. He also enjoyed fixing wrecked cars in his spare time.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife of 55 years: Marsha Montgomery Godsey of Columbia, KY

2 sons: Michael Godsey (Lisa) of Columbia, KY and Brent Godsey (Twila) of Danville, KY

7 grandchildren: Alan Godsey (Beka), Alex Godsey, Jocelyn Godsey, Cailyn Godsey, Andrew Godsey, Hayden Godsey, and Grayson Godsey

2 great-grandchildren: Merlin and Christina Godsey

3 siblings: Douglas Godsey (Gail) of Campbellsville, KY, Patricia Thompson (George) of Columbia, KY, and Norma Laverne Russell of Campbellsville, KY

Brother-in-law: Kenneth Montgomery (Pam) of Columbia, KY

Several nieces & nephews

 

Funeral Service: Friday, September 29, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Columbia Christian Church with Bro. John Davis and Bro. Terry White officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: Thursday, September 28, 2023 from 4:00-8:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home and on Friday from 9:00am-11:00amCT at Columbia Christian Church


Pallbearers: Alan Godsey, Alex Godsey, Andrew Godsey, Doug Godsey, Kyle Godsey, and Sammy Blair.

 

Honorary Pallbearers: Steve McKinney, Phillip Akin, Jimmy Woody, Jimmy Long, John Ballou, Danny Propes, Rudy Higginbotham, and Billy Helm.

 

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

 

Dakota "Coda" Tarter, 62, formerly Columbia, KY


Dakota “Coda” Tarter, 62, formerly of Columbia, KY died Monday, September 25, 2023 at her residence in Somerset. She was born April 28, 1961 in Adair County to the late Edwin “Tootie” and Fannie Taylor Tarter. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, David Tarter and one sister, Linda Ford.

 

SURVIVORS:

4 brothers: Terry Tarter of Glasgow, Charles Tarter (Kathy), Andy and Danny Tarter all of Columbia

3 sisters: Peggy Tarter of Somerset, Rosa Tarter and Carolyn Tarter both of Columbia

Several other relatives & friends

 

Graveside Service: Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at Columbia Cemetery with Bro. Bobby Withers officiating.

 

Burial to follow.

 

There will be no visitation.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Eddie Dean Duncan, 65, Elizabethtown, KY

 
Eddie Dean Duncan, 65, of Elizabethtown, KY died Monday, September 25, 2023 at Baptist Health Hardin in Elizabethtown. He was born March 23, 1958 in Hardin County, KY to the late Robert and Josephine McCool Duncan.  
 
Eddie operated his late father’s appliance store until his health failed.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Jonathan Duncan of Upton
2 brothers: Phil Duncan of Elizabethtown and Dennis Duncan of Charlotte, North Carolina
Several other relatives and friends
 
The family has chosen Cremation.
 
Graveside Memorial Service: Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 12:00 P.M. (Central Time) at Forest Lawn Cemetery
 
There will be no visitation.
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Bernice Bennett Wisdom, 76, Edmonton, KY

 
Bernice Bennett Wisdom, 76, of Edmonton, KY passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at Shanti Niketan Hospice Home in Glasgow, KY. She was born on June 18, 1947 in Adair County to the late Frank Clifton and Nora Alice Bragg Bennett.
 
Ms. Wisdom was a member of the Morris Chapel United Methodist Church and attended Pleasant Ridge Church. She enjoyed flower gardening and spending time with her family and friends.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three siblings: Finley Harold Bennett, Lorene V. Bennett, and Vernell Yates.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Jan Shive (Chris) of Edmonton, KY
1 grandson: Gage Hunter Shive of Edmonton, KY
2 sisters: Delsie Gibson of Scipio, IN and Virginia Coomer (Garry) of Edmonton, KY
Her dog: Zoey
Her caregiver: Paula Whitten
Several nieces, nephews, friends, & other relatives
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 12:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Carl Edwards and Bro. Nick Fields officiating
 
Burial: Morris Chapel Cemetery
 
Visitation: Friday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Saturday until time for the service
 
Pallbearers: Jason Bennett, Matthew Blades, Tim Campbell, Barry Froedge, Jason Lacy, and Johnny Reece. 
 
Honorary pallbearers: Ronnie Bragg, Donnie Bragg, Chris Shive, Paul Whitten, Gage Shive, Tonya Reece, and Tammy Haney.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Velma "Veb" Arthur, 96, Russell Springs, KY

 
Velma “Veb” Arthur, 96, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2023 at Russell County Hospital. Ms. Veb entered into this life at home in Russell County on December 24, 1926, a daughter of the late Oliver and Nancy Moran Arthur.  
 
She was a special little lady who was easy-going with everyone. Ms. Veb loved keeping in touch with her family, having company and going to visit with family and friends. She was a perfect hostess, always asking if she could make coffee or fix something to eat. When you left her home, you were sure to see her at her door and calling out “You come back!”. Ms. Veb loved going shopping and getting out to push mow her yard.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her nieces & nephews
Many special friends
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Phillip Miller officiating
 
Interment: Bernard Ridge Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Tuesday
 
The Arthur family sends a “Thank You” to all the special caregivers who took a role in caring for Ms. Veb in her final days: Cassandra Brown, Karen Bradshaw, the nursing staff of Somerwoods Nursing and Rehabilitation, Russell County Hospital nurses, and the nurses of Hospice of Lake Cumberland.
 
Arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Loureda A. Wilson Roy, 80, Russell Springs, KY

 

Loureda A. Wilson Roy, 80, daughter of the late Orvis and Belva (Meece) Wilson, was born on February 11, 1943 in Russell County, KY and departed this life on Sunday, September 24, 2023 at her home in the Gosser Ridge community. 

 

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a life-long member of Union Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, niece, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and friend.  She was a dedicated employee of Houchen’s for 30 years where she served many members of the community. She was also an avid sports fan and loved supporting the Russell County Mighty Lakers. 

 

Loureda was united in marriage to Osburn M. Roy on May 18, 1961 who preceded her in death on May 30, 2015. She was also preceded in death by one brother and three sisters: Lewell Wilson, Maxine Roy, Gladys Cravens, and Mattigene Gaskin. 

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Beverly (James) Grimes of Russell Springs

1 son: Reggie (Sarah) Roy of Russell Springs

4 grandchildren: Brandon (Sherry) Selby and Madelyn and Ozzy Roy of Russell Springs; Brittany (Dusty) Stearns of Murfreesboro, Tennessee

3 great-grandchildren: Grider Selby and Emery Kate Robertson of Russell Springs, KY and Ella (Blake) Mann of Jasper, Indiana

A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family members, & close friends

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 10:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs 

 

Visitation: Tuesday, September 26, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at the funeral home

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to  the Union Cemetery Trust  Fund, PO Box 2273, Russell Springs, KY 42642.

 

Pallbearers: Larry Emerson, Meredith Scales, Greg Redmon, Terry Cochran, Kermit Burton, and Joe Wilson. 

 

Honorary Pallbearers: Stan Thomas, Ross Russell, Sharon Hill, Don Cooper, Bill Magruder, Michael Ford, and Larry Miller.

Zorah Eudell Johnson Wilson, 96, Russell Springs, KY

 

Zorah Eudell Johnson Wilson, 96, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg, KY. She was born January 1, 1927 at home in Russell Springs, a daughter of the late Leslie and Sylphia Hopper Johnson.

 

Eudell was a loving wife to her husband, Louis D. Wilson, whom she married on July 17, 1945 and enjoyed his company until his death on October 14, 2014. She was also a loving mother and grandmother. Eudell was a homemaker and a charter member of Grace Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting and her love of gardening was evident in her rose garden each year.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 daughters: Connie Marlene Selby of Russell Springs and Donna Sharlene (Douglas) Flatt of Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1 brother: Argust Johnson of Somerset

2 sisters: Meridith Hopper and Arbodella Clifford of Russell Springs

4 grandchildren: Trent Dale Selby of Raymond, Mississippi, Dawn Renee (Jerry) Willoughby of Russell Springs, Ryan (Amy) Flatt of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Amber (Travis) Dolan of Murfreesboro, Tennessee 

6 great-grandchildren: Taylor Shae Willoughby of Russell Springs, Cohen Flatt, Caleb Flatt and Hanna Flatt of Knoxville, Tennessee and Ryland Dolan and Bryson Dolan of Murfreesboro, Tennessee

 

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Cleveland Johnson and Alden Johnson; and a son-in-law, Dale Selby.

 

Funeral Service: Monday, September 25, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Caleb Shirley officiating

 

Burial: Beside her husband in Salem Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Monday

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Grace Baptist Church, PO Box 98 Russell Springs, KY 42642.

 

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

Alan Gregory Polston, 37, Russell Springs, KY

 

Alan Gregory Polston, 37, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, September 23, 2023 at his residence. He was born April 29, 1986 in Campbellsville, KY, the son of Frances Gosser Polston of Russell Springs and the late Gregory Alan Polston.

 

Alan was a cook at State Dock in Jamestown and formerly a cook at Arby's in Russell Springs. He was a digital content creator. Alan never met a stranger, just new friends. His motto was: Stay Hippy, Stay Trippy.


SURVIVORS:

His mother: Frances Gosser Polston of Russell Springs, KY
1 daughter: Nevaya Polston of Daytona, FL
1 brother: David Anthony Arms of Russell Springs, KY

4 aunts: Wanda Samlot and Lisa Blakeman of Russell Springs, KY; Sandy Combs and Vicki Hancock of Hopkinsville, KY

2 uncles: Doug and Scott Polston of Russell Springs, KY

Numerous cousins, nieces & nephews

Special uncle: Anthony Gosser

 

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Waylon Polston.


Funeral Service: Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 4:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Billy Silverman officiating 

Visitation: After 3:00pmCT on Saturday at Wilson Funeral Home

 

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of a donation to help with funeral expenses and may be left at the funeral home.


Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Joyce Carol Morgan Brockman, 77, Columbia, KY

 

Joyce Carol Morgan Brockman, 77, of Columbia, KY passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at T.J. Health Columbia. She was born in Ann Arbor, MI on September 19, 1946 to the late John Anderson and Lucille Richards Morgan.

 

Mrs. Brockman was a member of the Pollard’s Chapel Church and enjoyed sewing and crafts. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and spoiling her son and grandchildren.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: George Alfred Brockman of Columbia, KY

1 son: Anthony Brockman (Rebecca) of Columbia, KY

2 granddaughters: Sarah Elizabeth DeWitt (Everett) and Liberty Grace Brockman both of Columbia, KY

2 step-grandchildren: Shelby Ann Reynolds of Maryland and Dakoda Ray Reynolds of Columbia, KY

Nephew: Randy Crawhorn of Columbia, KY

Special aunt: Faye Young (Billy Joe) of Somerset, KY

Several other friends & relatives

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Burial: Columbia Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

Danny Lynn Orman, 69, Knifley, KY

 
Danny Lynn Orman, 69, of Knifley, KY, son of the late James Munroe Orman and Lillie E. Crutchfield Orman, was born March 19, 1954 in Bells, Tennessee and departed this life on Friday, September 15, 2023 in Knifley.
 
Danny was a proud Army veteran and a retired welder. He enjoyed being surrounded by family, his baby girls, and baby boys, good food, and lots of laughter. He was known to many as Danny Clause. The highlight of his year was dressing up as Santa for any and everyone, to the extent of shopping in Walmart in full attire. He'd walk the isles handing out mini candy canes, and we're not sure who's faces lit up more, the kid's, or his. He will be greatly missed by everyone who was blessed to know him, and his sweet cat Tom.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Aimie Thomas & husband Benjamin of Herriman, Utah
4 step-children: Krice Cook & wife Tonia of Clarksville, IN; Tara Fuller & husband Michael of Newborn, GA; William Tanner and Catherin Tanner of Covington, GA
16 grandchildren & 11 great-grandchildren
1 sister: Earlene Bline of Eva, TN
1 brother: Robert Orman of Knifley, KY
 
 
FUNERAL SERVICE: A private service was held in Newborn, GA. 
 
Auberry Funeral Home in Campbellsville in charge of all arrangements.
 

Joanna Warf Moore, 82, Campbellsville, KY


Joanna Warf Moore, 82, of Campbellsville, KY passed away Friday, September 22, 2023 at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY. She was born on August 29, 1941 in Green County, KY to the late Lee Olus and Iva Gertrude Slinker Warf.

 

Mrs. Moore was a member of the Campbellsville Baptist Church and a retired teacher in the Campbellsville City Schools. She enjoyed her pets and spending time with her family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Nelson Talmadge Moore of Campbellsville, KY

1 son: Jonathan Moore (Karen) of Lomita, CA

1 grandson: Jackson Talmadge Moore of Lomita, CA

Several other friends & relatives

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three siblings: Curtis Haywood Warf, Bronston Warf, and Odellia Curry.

 

Funeral Service: Friday, September 29, 2023 at 1:00pmET at L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville, KY

 

Burial: Pierce Cemetery
 

Visitation: Friday after 10:00amET at L. R. Petty Funeral Home

 

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

Rev. Earl E. Neat, 97, Columbia, KY

 

Rev. Earl E. Neat, 97, of Columbia, KY passed away Thursday, September 21, 2023, at his residence. Born in Adair County, KY on September 17, 1926, to the late James Thomas and Susie Holtzclaw Neat.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Justin Bottoms Neat; a daughter, Donna Sue Neat; and thirteen siblings.

 

Mr. Neat was a member of the Caldwell Ridge Separate Baptist Church and was the pastor of many churches in the area over the years. He was the oldest living Separate Baptist Minister in the association upon his death. He enjoyed serving his Lord and Savior in any capacity he could and enjoyed spending time fishing and flower gardening with his wife Martha until her death in 2004.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: Louise Harmon of Columbia, KY, Larry Neat (Gaylon) of Campbellsville, KY, and Sheila VanBuskirk (Robert Laverne VanBuskirk, Jr.) of Cecilia, KY

10 grandchildren: Angela Ford, Thomas Burton, Richard Burton, Farrah Richie, Leigh Hughes, Erica Grant, Bryne Beck, Melissa Mobley, Steven Lemmon, and Quincie Lemmon

18 great-grandchildren & 6 great-great grandchildren

 

Funeral Service: Monday, September 25, 2023 at 10:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Burial: New Hope Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

Mary Mildred Grigsby, 94, Alabama (formerly of Adair County)

 

Mary Mildred Grigsby, 94, of Alabama (formerly of Adair County) passed to her Heavenly Home on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 in Alabama (where she lived for 40 years).

 

After moving to Indiana, Mary Mildred later retired from General Motors in Anderson, IN where she was a faithful church member.

 

Mary Mildred (named after both of her grandmothers), and her siblings were born in Kentucky. As a teenager, she delivered the mail in Cane Valley on horseback.  She and her husband Elmer were also married in Cane Valley.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband of 70 years: Elmer Grigsby

2 daughters: Sandra Brown and Anita Rich (Mike)

5 grandchildren & 8 great-grandchildren

 

 

Graveside Service: Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 10:30 A.M. at Cane Valley Cemetery in Cane Valley, KY with burial to follow.

 

There will be no visitation.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Pauline Joyce Jones, 88, Russell Springs, KY


Pauline Joyce Jones, 88, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY. She was born in Adair County, KY on June 7, 1935 to the late Roy and Annie Conover Huckaby.

 

Ms. Jones attended the Bethlehem Baptist Church and enjoyed shopping, flower gardening, and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

 

SURVIVORS:

4 children: Nick Jones (Rita) of Columbia, KY, Scott Jones (Tonya) of Lexington, KY, Ted Jones of Columbia, KY, and Tony Jones (Betty) of Lexington, KY

2 granddaughters: Katie and Hannah Jones of Columbia, KY

3 nieces: Joy Addison (Kurt) and Debbie Cook (Rick) both of Cincinnati, OH and Sheila Sutton of Columbia, KY

Several other friends & relatives

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two siblings: Jean Sutton (John) and Ron Huckaby (Tiny).

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Burial: Bethlehem Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

Ernest Bennett, 90, Russell Springs, KY

 
Ernest Bennett, 90, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, September 18, 2023 at the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital in Lexington, KY.  He was born January 19, 1933 in Adair County, KY, a son of the late George and Nora Smith Bennett.
 
Ernest was a former machine maintenance mechanic with 44 years of service at Arvin Industries in Franklin, Indiana. He was a faithful member of Cedar Springs Baptist Church. Ernest loved to read and study his Bible. He enjoyed growing a vegetable garden and sharing his harvest with the family and friends that he loved to visit.
 
SURVIVORS:
5 daughters: Wanda Badgley of Shelbyville, Indiana, Sheila Coaley of Festus, Missouri, Marilyn (Robert) White of New Palestine, Indiana, Debby Edmonds of Jamestown, KY, and Kim (Eddie) Matthews of Greenwood, Indiana
9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; & 1 great-great grandchild
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Russell Bennett, Sam Bennett, Herbert Bennett, and Marvin Bennett; and four sisters: Mildred Stapp, Rachel Irvin, Helen Bennett, and Virginia Bennett. 
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Oakes officiating
 
Burial: Russell Springs City Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 9:00amCT on Saturday at the funeral home 
 
In lieu of flowers, his daughters request donations be made to Cedar Springs Baptist Church in their father’s memory. Donations can be mailed to 1207 Wilsontown Road, Russell Springs, Kentucky 42642.
 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.

Mattie Lee Peterson, 88, Breeding, KY

 

Mattie Lee Peterson, 88, of Breeding, KY died Thursday, September 14, 2023 at her home. She was born September 20, 1934 in Sumter, South Carolina to the late Sarah Dupree.  

 

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by two children: Jerry Peterson, Jr and Angela Peterson.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Matthew Peterson of Atlanta, Georgia

2 daughters: Alma Jackson of Breeding, KY and Lynn Neeley of Summer Shade, KY

9 grandchildren & 3 great-grandchildren

A host of other friends & relatives

 

Graveside Service: Friday, September, 22, 2023 at 1:30pmET (12:30pmCT) at Collegedale Memorial Park in Collegedale, Tennessee

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Danny Orman, 69, Knifley, KY

 
Danny Orman, 69, of Knifley, KY departed this life on Friday, September 15, 2023 in Knifley.
 
A complete list of survivors and arrangements will be forthcoming from Auberry Funeral Home in Campbellsville.

Bobby L. Beard, 86, Columbia, KY


Bobby L. Beard, 86, of Columbia, KY died Friday, September 15, 2023 at 10:55 P.M. at The Medical Center in Bowling Green. He was born October 10, 1936 in Adair County, KY to the late Artis “Bud” and Etta Burris Beard. 
 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Larry Hutchison and the following brothers and sisters: Alfred, Davis, Holland, George and JR Beard, Christine Bell Gabbert, Opal Murphy, Doris Romans, Peggy Kean and Lovie Vertrees.


Bobby was a member of Columbia Baptist Church, serving as Deacon, Trustee, Transportation Committee member and in any capacity that he was needed. He was a former truck driver and drove a bus for Lindsey Wilson College.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife of 66 years: Wanda Young Beard of Columbia

1 daughter: Cheri Hutchison of Columbia

1 son: Ken Beard (Jami) of Somerset

5 grandchildren: Wes Hutchison (Ashley), Ross Hutchison (Mallory), Paige Nickel (Derek), Austin Beard and Chadd Beard

9 great-grandchildren: Parker Nickel, Amelia Nickel, Henry Hutchison, Noah Hutchison, Oliver Hutchison, Hallie Hutchison, Kinley Popplewell, Ryder Beard and Evelyn Beard

Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Columbia Baptist Church with Bro. Randy Johnson officiating


Burial: Columbia Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 4:00 P.M. Tuesday and from 6:00 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. on Wednesday at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home and after 12:00 P.M. Wednesday at Columbia Baptist Church

 

Casket Bearers: Wes Hutchison, Ross Hutchison, Derek Nickel, Austin Beard, Charles Grimsley, Larry Beard, and David Martin

 

Honorary:  Deacons of Columbia Baptist Church

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Columbia Baptist Church which can be left at the funeral home or at the church.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Mary Ann Mueller, 72, Louisville, KY


Mary Ann Mueller, 72, of Louisville, KY died Thursday, September 14, 2023 at the Mary & Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville. She was born July 5, 1951 in Louisville, KY to the late Elmer Lee Clemens, Sr. and Mae Elizabeth Brentlinger Clemens.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 daughters: Tamara (Dale) Budzisz and Lisa Mueller of Columbia, KY and Heather Short of Palmyra, Indiana

1 brother: Elmer Lee Clemens, Jr. of Columbia

4 grandchildren: John (Amanda), Allexis (Chris), Hanna and Gordie

1 great-grandchild: Destany

1 nephew: Stephen Clemens of Florida

 

Graveside Service: Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at the Roach Cemetery with burial to follow

There will be no visitation.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Roy Columbus "R.C." Gabehart, 75, Knifley, KY


Roy Columbus “R.C.” Gabehart, 75, of Knifley, KY passed away peacefully on Friday, September 15, 2023 at his home after a lengthy illness. Born July 14, 1948 in Taylor County, KY, he was the son of the late Wanless Jr. “Bug” and Irene Eastridge Gabehart.

 

A devout Christian, R.C. attended Purdy Church for 40 years where he enjoyed singing for the Lord. R.C. was a man of many skills and talents. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports, pulling mules, and Tennessee Walking Horses. His quick wit and outgoing personality were well known, and he never met a stranger. He was proud to be a life-long farmer, raising tobacco, hay, and beef cattle.


SURVIVORS:

His wife of 55 years: Marilyn Neat Gabehart

4 children: Robin Gabehart, Debbie Cowan (Doug), Teresa Huddleston (Craig) and James Gabehart (Jennifer)

9 grandchildren: Casey Chelf, Ashley Nelson, Leslie Cowan, Levi Huddleston, Gabe Cowan, Quinton Huddleston, Landon McBeath, Hunter Gabehart, and Bailey Gabehart

8 great-grandchildren: Foster Thompson, Addie Jo Nelson, Annie Kate Nelson, Finleigh Chelf, Carson Nelson, Avery Nelson, Ada Caroline Huddleston, and Reed Cowan

5 siblings: June Carney, Vonda Kay Stamm, Kathy Tucker (Bradley), Pete Gabehart, and Randy Gabehart (Sheila)

Several nieces & nephews

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Purdy Separate Baptist Church

 

Burial: Eastridge Cemetery

 

Visitation: Monday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Tuesday morning until 9:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home and from 9:00-11:00amCT on Tuesday at the church 

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude Childrens Hospital or Kosair Charities and can be left at the funeral home.

 

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

Wendell Miller, 73, Russell Springs, KY


Wendell Miller, 73, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville. He was born June 3, 1950 in Creelsboro, KY, a son of the late Joe Russell and Mary Irene Blakey Miller.

 

Wendell had a long and meaningful career with the local and surrounding healthcare communities. He began as an Emergency Medical Technician with the Russell County Ambulance Service in 1976. Wendell decided to take his career one step further and in 1980, became Russell County’s first paramedic. When Russell County Hospital opened its doors in 1981, Wendell was part of the initial group of employees hired and he worked as an Emergency Room Technician. Over the years, he worked in various other departments, but decided to further his career again by going back to school. While attending the Western Kentucky University’s nursing program, he continued to work in healthcare; Russell County Hospital, Westlake Regional Hospital, Lifeline Home Health, and Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital were all places he devoted himself to giving patient care. In December 1995, Wendell graduated from WKU as a Registered Nurse. He eventually became Director of Surgery and Patient Care at Russell County Hospital, and recently retired from that position after over 20 years of service to that department. Wendell was also part of the very first Russell County Leadership Program and took part in other training programs for people within the community because he was the type of person that wanted to see others succeed. In his free time, he enjoyed going out on the lake and spending time with his pets, but his favorite vacation “get-a-way” was driving his Jeep to the Great Smoky Mountains. Wendell loved Bluegrass music and was a founding member of the Living Waters Bluegrass Gospel Group. He was a long-time member of New Victory Baptist Church. Wendell was a kind and caring man, devoted to taking care of others, but above all, he loved his family.

 

SURVIVORS:

His beloved wife: Carolyn Lawless Miller of Russell Springs

1 son: Alex (Kisha) Miller of Russell Springs

1 daughter: Holly (Eric) Barnes of Bowling Green

1 sister:  Brenda (Terry) Wilson of Bronston

3 grandchildren: Ian Barnes, Madelyn Miller, and Addison Miller

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Neff officiating

 

Burial: Dixon Cemetery

 

Visitation: 5:00pm-8:00pmCT on Saturday and after 8:00amCT on Sunday

 

Pallbearers: Alex Miller, Ian Barnes, Travis Wilson, Keith Railsback, Mitchell Lawless, and Gene Coffey 

 

Honorary Pallbearers: Jimmy Luttrell, Mike Dunbar, Dale Burton, Van Brown, Jeter Coffey, Steve Aiken, Steve Davis, and Jim Vaught.

 

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

 

Ricky Dell Judd, 63, Greensburg, KY

 

Ricky Dell Judd, 63, of Greensburg, KY died Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at his residence. He was born May 13, 1960 in Taylor County, KY, a son of the late Paul William Judd and Mary Louise Pierce Judd Merrell.

 

Ricky formerly worked at Cox Interior, was a farmer, a member of Mt. Gilead Christian Church and loved to fish.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Michael (Jada) Matney of Auburn, KY

1 sister: Cindy (Wesley) Melson of Columbia, KY

1 brother: Tommy (Donna) Judd of Paris, TN

3 grandchildren: Logan, Kaeleigh and Noah Matney

1 half-brother: Darren Wethington of Cave City, KY

2 half-sisters: Krystal (Ronnie) Horton of Hardyville, KY and Paula (Aaron) Hartnett of Cave City, KY

 

Visitation: Sunday, September 17, 2023 from 1:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Cremation to follow.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Wade Allen Bailey, 48, Columbia, KY

 

Wade Allen Bailey, 48, of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at Signature Healthcare at North Hardin in Elizabethtown, KY. He was born in Greensburg, KY on August 29, 1975 to the late Sanford Bolin and Retter Bell Janes Bailey.

 

Mr. Bailey attended Pollard’s Chapel Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Jonathan Bailey (Erin Gill) of Columbia, KY and Joshua Bailey (Emma) of Greensburg, KY

2 brothers: Terry Bailey (Tina) of Greensburg, KY and Travis Bailey (Peggy) of Russell Springs, KY

Several other friends & relatives

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Burial: Tarters Chapel Cemetery

 

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

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

 

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

 

Elaine Downs, 76, Columbia, KY

 

Elaine Downs, 76, of Columbia, KY died Monday, September 11, 2023 at 12:08 A.M. at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was born April 5, 1947 in Adair County to the late Frank and Lorena Coomer Bennett. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Josh Downs on August 31, 2023; her daughter-in-law, Kim Downs; two brothers: Lyndell and Jimmie Bennett; and two sisters: Barbara Murrell and Peggy Bennett.

 

Elaine was a member of Egypt Christian Church and retired from Fruit of the Loom after 25 years.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Mike Downs of Columbia

1 son: Chris Downs of Columbia

Three grandchildren – Easton, Grayson and McKenna Downs all of Columbia

1 brother: Barry (Marsha) Bennett of Columbia

1 sister: Patsy (Jimmy) Sapp of Carrollton

Sister-in-law: Brenda Bennett of Columbia

Several nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Patton officiating

 

Burial: Columbia Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 5:00 P.M. Tuesday

 

Casket Bearers: Scott Bennett, Ty Bennett, Ricky Bennett, David Murrell, Brent Sapp, Matt Rogers, Andy Richerson

 

Honorary: Greg Murrell, Larry Brown and In Memory of Patrick Sapp

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Anthony James Coffey, Sr., 57, Columbia, KY


Anthony James Coffey, Sr., 57, of Columbia, KY passed away Monday, September 11, 2023 at his residence. He was born in Berwyn, IL on April 15, 1966 to the late Robert, Sr. and Bonnie Walker Coffey.

 

Mr. Coffey was a member of 3trees Church and enjoyed fishing, riding his Harley Davidson and spending time with his family and friends. His greatest joy was being “Papa” to his grandson Kayson.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 children: Samantha Coffey of Columbia, KY and Anthony Coffey of Knifley, KY

1 grandson: Kayson Coffey

His former wife & best friend: Janice Coffey of Columbia

Several other friends & relatives

 

Mr. Coffey chose cremation, and a memorial service will be held at 11:00amCT on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

 

Memorial Visitation: Saturday from 9:00am-11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the funeral home or the family to help with funeral expenses.

 

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

 

David Allen Baker, 64, Russell Springs, KY

 

David Allen Baker, 64, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Thursday, September 7, 2023 at the Russell County Hospital. He was a son of the late Ted Baker and Caroline Spray Sorrells & William Sorrells.
 

He was also preceded in death by a loving daughter, Valerie Baker. 

David was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army.

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Julie (George) Baker

3 sisters: Sandy Moore, Donna Becker, and Diane Sorrells all of Indiana 

3 brothers: Ronnie Baker, Jeff Sorrells and Bobby Sorrells all of Indiana 

A host of nieces, nephews & friends

Funeral Service: Sunday, September 10, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Carroll Egnew officiating

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Sunday, September 10th at the funeral home

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

Wanda Lee Hollingsworth, 83, Columbia, KY

 

Wanda Lee Hollingsworth, 83, of Columbia, KY passed away Friday, September 8, 2023 at her residence. She was born in Des Moines, IA on January 8, 1940 to the late Thomas and Naomi Sales Gilliam.

 

Mrs. Hollingsworth was a member of the Arlington Assembly of God Church family and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Squire “Bud” Hollingsworth

6 children: Edward “Eddie” Green (Nancy) of Iowa, Edwin “Freddie” Green (Deb) of Iowa, Wade Green of Missouri, Kevin Green (Dori) of Columbia, KY, Kelly Helm (Elsworth) of Florida, and Margaret “Tink” Estes (James) of Florida

3 siblings: Phyllis Witt (Dick) of Iowa, Jack Gilliam (Phyllis) of Iowa, and Patty Olson (Nells) of Florida

Daughter-in-law: Irene Hollingsworth of Iowa

Sister-in-law: Laura Yerigan (Jerry)

Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Darrell Hollingsworth and siblings: her twin Wilda “Teeny” Alery (Everett), Linda Thompson (Jim), Joyce Thompson (Leroy), Tommy Gilliam, and Nancy Olds (Harold).

 

The family chose cremation & no services are scheduled at this time.

 

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

 

Faye Powell Warren, 87, Columbia, KY

 

Faye Powell Warren, 87, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at her residence. She was born December 10, 1935 in Adair County, KY to the late Walker and Dimple Cheatham Powell. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Warren and a brother, McKinney “Wormy” Powell.

 

Faye was a member of Royville Friendship Church and a homemaker.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 sister: Mary Alice Spears of Louisville

2 brothers: W.T. Powell (Carroll) of Glasgow and John Owen Powell of Louisivlle

Several other relatives & friends

 

Graveside Service: Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Columbia Cemetery (section beside Judicial Center) with Pastor Shirley Powell officiating.

 

There will be no visitation.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Norshon Kalendez Smith, III (Stillborn) Columbia, KY

 

Norshon Kalendez Smith, III, son of Chasity Streeval and Norshon Smith, Jr., of Columbia, KY was stillborn on Saturday, September 2, 2023.


SURVIVORS:

His parents: Chasity Streeval and Norshon Smith, Jr., of Columbia

1 brother: Camden Streeval of Columbia

Grandparents: Karen Streeval of Columbia, Edward Blakley of Columbia, Mike and Cindy Shaw of Columbia, Norshon Smith, Sr. of Louisville

Several other relatives

 

The family has chosen Cremation and will hold a private service at a later date.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

 

Edith Marie McQueary, 91, Russell Springs, KY

 
Edith Marie McQueary, 91, of Russell Springs, KY, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 5:29pmCT (while in the company of family) at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, KY. She was born in Russell Springs, KY on December 26, 1931, a daughter of the late Lydia Faye (Miller) and Elza Rowe Bernard.
 
Edith was a homemaker.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonis McQueary; a son, Billy McQueary; two brothers: Elvert Bernard and William Bernard; two sisters: Lois Elda-Ann Johnson and Edna Jane Handy; and a son-in-law, Anthony Hill.
 
SURVIVORS:
4 daughters: Judy Lane Perkins (Larry) of Somerset, KY; Gloria Thomas (Danny), Mary Hill, and Sandy Kerr (Dwight) all of Russell Springs, KY
4 sons: Ronald R. McQueary (Kathy) and Edward McQueary of Russell Springs, KY; Danny McQueary of Seminole, FL; and Matthew McQueary (Heather) of Lexington, KY
21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren & 15 great-great-grandchildren
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Ridge Church of God in Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Lindsey Cornett, Curt Hill, & Bro. Eric Richardson officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Saturday at Bernard Ridge Church of God 
 
Interment: Lucinda Cemetery
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY in charge of arrangements.

Limmy McGowan, 63, Jamestown, KY

 

Limmy McGowan, 63, of Jamestown, KY passed from this life on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at his home. He was born March 4, 1960 in Jamestown, a son of the late Tulsey and Audrey Pearl Tucker McGowan.  
 
Limmy was a man of God who loved his church family dearly. He was the current superintendent and a deacon of Mt. Hope Separate Baptist Church. Limmy was a great son, husband, father and Pa. He was a man who loved children.  Limmy was an avid fisherman and hunter of deer and turkey.
 
Along with his parents, Limmy was preceded in death by seven brothers, two sisters, and one grandson, Eason Thomas Popplewell.
 
SURVIVORS: 
His wife of 41 years: Patsy McGowan
1 daughter & son-in-law: Latisha & Daniel Popplewell of Jamestown
1 brother & sister-in-law: Drew & Lila McGowan of Jamestown
1 sister & brother-in-law: Lana & Kevin White of Ashland
2 grandchildren: Brayden Popplewell and Kynlee Popplewell of Jamestown
His mother-in-law: Reba Faye Smith of Jamestown
A host of nieces, nephews & extended family
 
Funeral Service: Friday, September 8, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Brown and Bro. Charles Edwards officiating
 
Interment: Murray Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 9:30amCT on Friday
 
Musical selections will be performed by Josh Carey. 
 
Active Pallbearers: Allen Trent, Tyler McGowan, Trey McGowan, Michael McGowan, Brian Brockman and Daniel Popplewell
 
Honorary Pallbearer: Brayden Popplewell 
 
Arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.  An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.

Larry Gayle Kinnett, 75, Russell Springs, KY

 
Larry Gayle Kinnett, 75, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, September 4, 2023 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland in Somerset, KY. He was born on February 3, 1948 to the late Lucian and Jenny Mc Farland Kinnett of Jamestown. 
 
Larry was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend.
 
Larry, or Q-ball as he was affectionately nicknamed by his Uncle Pete, was an exceptional athlete during his time at Russell County High School. His talent and dedication earned him a spot on the 12 region all tournament team, a significant achievement in the late 1960s. Larry's passion for sports and athletics continued throughout his life. After graduating from Russell County, he pursued a degree in Education at Western Kentucky University. In 1970, he returned to his cherished Russell County as a drivers education instructor and assistant coach for both football and basketball. Larry's leadership skills shone through, and he eventually became the head basketball coach during the 1974-1975 season.
 
In 1977, Larry became the first Athletic Director for the Russell County Schools, a role he held for an impressive 25 years. He tirelessly worked for the betterment of each athlete, coach, and program, leaving a lasting impact on the community. In 2011 Larry was inducted into the Kentucky Coaches Hall of Fame. Larry also served as the District Building and Grounds Director, where he personally tackled various issues, supervised construction projects, and worked diligently to improve Russell County Schools. His strong work ethic and dedication were evident to all who knew him.
 
Upon retirement, Larry continued to support athletics while also finding joy in farming and land development. Q-ball was known for his dry humor and quick wit, often delivering memorable one-liners. He once humorously remarked to a gathering of friends and family, "If I was at your house, I'd go home." has gone home and will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his many friends and family members.
 
Larry was a member of the First Baptist Church of Russell Springs. 
SURVIVORS:
His high school sweetheart & loving wife of 54 years: Lydia Sue Flanagan Kinnett
1 daughter: Leslie Popplewell (Jared) of Russell Springs
2 grandchildren: Lilly & Kinnett Wills
Great-granddaughter: Lennon
2 sisters: Judy Robertson (Lowell) of Russell Springs and Janelle Miller (Danny) of Knifley
Several nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Friday, September 8, 2023 at 11:00amCT at the First Baptist Church in Russell Springs
 
 
Burial: Russell Springs City Cemetery
 
 
Visitation: After 5:00pmCT on Thursday, September 7, 2023 at the church
 
 
In lieu of flowers, Larry requested that donations be made to the Larry Kinnett Russell County Athletic Fund at First National Bank in Russell Springs. Contributions to this fund will continue to support the athletic programs that Larry was deeply passionate about.
 
Larry Gayle Kinnett will be remembered for his outstanding athletic accomplishments, his dedicated service to the Russell County Schools. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work, love, and a commitment to community.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY in charge of arrangements.

Samantha Maria McNay, 28, Columbia, KY


Samantha Maria McNay, 28, of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, September 3, 2023 at her residence. She was born July 23, 1995 in Somerset, KY, the daughter of Scott and Lizzie Floyd Smith of Russell Springs, KY.

SURVIVORS:
Husband: Jason McNay of Columbia, KY
1 daughter: Isabella Smth of Columbia, KY

2 sons: Xavier Smith of Columbia, KY and Joshua Wilson of Celina, TN

2 step-daughters: Kylee McNay of Rushville, IN and Katrina McNay of Yakima, WA

2 step-sons: Cody McNay and Austin McNay, both of Russell Springs, KY

1 sister: Sara Stephens (Robert) of Windsor, KY

Her grandmother: Brenda Sullivan of Russell Springs, KY

 

She was a Peer Support Specialist and a loving wife, mother and daughter.

Funeral Service: Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Pastor Mesti Parnell officiating

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

Interment: Russell County Memorial Gardens, US Highway 127 (Middletown) in Russell Springs, KY

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Renee Sylvester, 58, Knifley, KY

 
Renee Sylvester, 58, of Knifley, KY, the daughter of Cathleen (Estrella) Sylvester of Florida and the late Donald Sylvester, was born February 15, 1965 in Orange, New Jersey and departed this life on Saturday, September 2, 2023 at her home.
 
She was a homemaker and of the Christian Faith.
 
Renee enjoyed cooking, painting and other artistic crafts and spending time with family.
         
SURVIVORS:
Her mother: Cathleen (Estrella) Sylvester of Florida
3 sons: Garrett Sylvester & wife Emma of Monticello, Richard Burress & wife Erika of Campbellsville and Chaz Burress & wife Brandy of Columbia
Her companion of 37 years: Doug Burress of Knifley
1 sister: Donna Listort of Florida
5 grandchildren: Ethan & Alyssa Sylvester and Harper, Hayden, & Miles Burress
A host of other relatives & friends
 
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Tina Sylvester.
 
Services will be held privately; There will be no visitation.
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville in charge of arrangements.
 

Josh Downs, 45, Columbia, KY


Josh Downs, 45, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, August 31, 2023 at 5:17 P.M. at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. He was born March 3, 1978 in Adair County.

 

Josh was a member of Egypt Christian Church and formerly employed by Coca-Cola.

 

SURVIVORS:

His parents: Mike & Elaine Bennett Downs of Columbia

His brother: Chris Downs of Columbia

2 nephews & 1 niece: Easton, Grayson and McKenna Downs

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Monday, September 4, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Patton officiating

 

Burial: Columbia Cemetery

 

Visitation/ After 5:00 P.M. Sunday

 

Casket Bearers: Scott Bennett, Ty Bennett, Ricky Bennett, David Murrell, Brent Sapp, Matt Rogers, Andy

 

Honorary: Greg Murrell and In Memory Of Patrick Sapp

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Karma Hendriksen, age 3, Columbia, KY

 

Karma Anthony Hendriksen, age 3 of Columbia, KY passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at the University of Kentucky Childrens Hospital in Lexington, KY. He was born to David Anthony and Jamie (Rowell) Hendrickson on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

 

Little Karma was a very energetic child, with a smile that could brighten any room he walked into. He was a typical child who loved dinosaurs, camouflage, and paw patrol.

 

He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandmother, Regina Wescott.

 

SURVIVORS:

His parents: David & Jamie (Rowell) Hendriksen

Aunt: Autumn Willbanks

Uncle: Sean Willbanks

Nana: Linda Bratcher

Maternal grandmother: Jennifer Sneed

Paternal grandmother: Stephanie (& Rodney) Willis

Stepmom: Jessica Dyson

Special friends: Matthew Hill & Ashley Hill

Many other family members & numerous friends

 

Currently arrangements are still pending. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to help offset final expenses and may be left at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, P.O. Box 117, Edmonton, KY 42129.
 

Billy Joe Kemp, 74, Jamestown, KY

 
Billy Joe Kemp, 74, of Jamestown, KY, passed away at 9:45 P, Thursday, August 31st, at his residence. He was born in Columbia, KY on April 23, 1949, a son of the late Ernistine (Janes) and Claudy  Kemp.
 
Billy served in the U.S. Army as a SP4 in the Vietnam War.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Rita  Kemp
2 sons: Bo Kemp (Teresa) and Shawn Kemp of Jamestown, KY
1 sister: Patsy Kemp of Columbia, KY
2 brothers: Darrell Kemp and Don Kemp of Columbia, KY
11 grandchildren
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Misty Kemp; a son, John Paul Kemp; and a sister, Fay Burton.
 
Funeral Service: Monday, September 4, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Brian Fudge officiating
 
Visitation: Sunday, September 3, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at the funeral home
 
Burial: Jamestown Cemetery 
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

J.B. White, 86, Columbia, KY

 

J.B. White, 86, of Columbia, KY passed away Friday, September 1, 2023 at his residence. He was born in Adair County on April 15, 1937 to the late Bertram and Marcella Kelsey White.

 

Mr. White was a former Dairy Farmer and of the Christian faith. He enjoyed bird hunting, horse racing and spending time with family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Wanda O’Neill White of Columbia, KY

8 children: Jay White of Carol Stream, IL, Amber White Hall of Columbia, KY, Cereise White of Waddy, KY, Vince White of Russell Springs, KY, Brett White of Columbia, KY, Autumn White of Columbia, KY, Wade White of Columbia, KY, and Derek White of Shelbyville, KY

10 grandchildren & 7 great-grandchildren

1 sister: Marcella Hoy of Campbellsville, KY

Half-sister: Bessie Cape of Lebanon Junction, KY 

Half-brother: Donald White of Columbia, KY

 

Mr. White chose cremation, and no services are scheduled at this time.

 

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

 

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