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Obituaries Archives for 2023-10

Marsha Lynn Hudson Brower, 67, Russell Springs, KY

 

Marsha Lynn Hudson Brower, 67, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Thursday, October 26, 2023 at the UK Chandler Medical Center in Lexington. She was born April 9, 1956 in Clinton County, KY, a daughter of the late Hubert and Joyce Burchett Hudson. 

 

Marsha enjoyed working outside in her flowers and spending time with her family. She was the type of person always willing to help those in need. Marsha also enjoyed attending Word of God Church where she was a faithful member.

 

SURVIVORS:

4 daughters: Christina (Clay) Harris of Russell Springs, Latisha (Robert) Walters of Jamestown, Marion (Darrin) Rhines of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Delisa (Charles) Hatfield of Georgetown, Georgia

1 brother: Bobby (Brenda) Hudson of Jamestown

1 sister: Kathy (Dennis) Franklin of Russell Springs

A host of grandchildren & great-grandchildren

 

In addition to her parents, Marsha is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Brower; a son, Tyler Brower; a grandson, Blake Walters; and a brother, Brent Hudson.

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Matt Franklin and Bro. John Rexroat officiating

 

Burial: Rexroat Cemetery

 

Visitation: Saturday from 12:00pm-2:00pmCT at the funeral home

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at the funeral home to offset the cost of funeral expenses.

 

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

 

Mary Ruth Daniel, 81, Windsor, KY

 

Mary Ruth Daniel, 81, of Windsor, KY passed away Monday, October 30, 2023 at the Liberty Care Center. She was born on Saturday, February 21, 1942 in Liberty, KY, a daughter of the late Perry Lesley Luttrell and Mossie Elizabeth Owens Luttrell.


SURVIVORS:
3 daughters: Glenda Owens (Jim), Mildred Hopper (Joey), and Bonnie Tate all of Russell Springs, KY

2 sons: Bobby Daniel (Anita) of Columbia, KY and Johnny Daniel (Kim) of Russell Springs, KY

2 brothers: Donald Luttrell (Peggy) of Windsor, KY and Ronald Luttrell (Martha) of Liberty, KY

A host of grandchildren

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, George Willard Daniel; a daughter, Connie Gayle Bland; a son, Alan Ray; two granddaughters & a grandson; and two sisters & six brothers.

Graveside Service: Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 12:00pmET (11:00amCT) at Thomas Ridge Cemetery in Dunnville, KY with burial to follow

Visitation: After 11:00amET on Wednesday at Thomas Ridge Cemetery

Wilson Funeral Home in Russell Springs, KY is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Norma Collins, 67, Columbia, KY

 

Norma Collins, 67, of Columbia, died Sunday, October 29, 2023 at her home. She was born August 8, 1956 to the late Hyman Radis Pierce and Mable Geneva Price Pierce.
 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Collins, Jr on September 30, 2023 and her brother, David Pierce. 

 

Norma was retired from Fruit of the Loom after 36 years.

 

SURVIVORS:

One daughter & son-in-law – Janet and Rodney Huckaby of Columbia, KY

One sister – Mary Murphy (Glenn) of Columbia, KY

2 grandchildren – Taylor Burton and Remington Huckaby

One great-grandchild – Kamree Wilson

Special friend – Rilda Firkins

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral service: Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 12:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Baily officiating

 

Visitation: After 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home

 

Casket Bearers:  Aaron Hadley, Randy Hadley, David Collins, Stephen Collins, Tommy Richards, Gary Sneed

 

Honorary:  Billy Caldwell, Rodney Huckaby, Preston Murphy, Dale Murphy, Larry Reliford

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Reba Brumley, 98, Jamestown, KY

 
Reba Brumley, 98, of Jamestown, KY passed away Monday, October 30, 2023 at Fair Oaks Health & Rehabilitation. She was born in Jamestown, KY on June 2, 1925, a daughter of the late Pearl (Brumley)  and William Buck Johnson.
 
Reba was a homemaker.
 
SURVIVORS:
Nieces, nephews and other family & friends
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Riley Brumley; four sisters: Clora 
Elmore, Irene Hall, Eva Johnson, and Joyce Brown; and a brother, Murl Johnson.
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 12:00pmCT at  H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Billy Silverman officiating
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Wednesday
 
Burial: Government Cemetery in Jamestown
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Velma Jean Holmes, 74, Stanford, KY (formerly of Adair County)


Velma Jean Holmes, 74, of Stanford, KY, formerly of Adair County, KY died Saturday, October 28, 2023 at her residence. She was born April 28, 1949 in McCreary County, KY to the late Lloyd and Leva Phillips Worley. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Gary and Greg Worley. 
 

She was a member of Purdy Separate Baptist Church and a homemaker.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: Clayton Holmes (Lisa) of Stanford, Tracy Holmes (Scott Herron) of Campbellsville, and Rachel Holmes (Kenny Whittle) of Columbia

1 sister: Tracey Brown of Jamestown

6 grandchildren: Kevin Holmes, Morgan Holmes, Hannah Bragg, Jared Penick, Zachary Dial and Ryan Dial

A host of great-grandchildren, other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at 3:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Edwards and Bro. Gene Dale Holmes officiating

 

Burial: New Hope Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 5:00 P.M. Monday

 

Casket Bearers: Jared Penick, Kevin Holmes, Morgan Holmes, Zachary Dial, Ryan Dial, Xander Holmes, Landon Holmes, Hanna Bragg

 

Honorary: Avery Penick, Dakotah Miracle, Bentley Dowell, Mallory Penick, Jena Bragg, Aiden Holmes, Liam Penick, Aubree Dowell

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Alice Mae Saltmarsh, 78, Columbia, KY

 
Alice Mae Saltmarsh, 78, of Columbia, KY passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at her home. She was born August 14, 1945 in Adams, New York.
 
Alice was a Certified Nursing Assistant for over 22 years and a Home Health Worker. She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family.
 
She united in marriage to Richard Saltmarsh, who preceded her in death in 1999 along with a sister, Barbara Billings in 2019 and a companion to the daughter, Roger Hoke in 2021.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Deanna Patten of Columbia
Brother-in-law: Phillip Billings
4 grandchildren: Matthew Patten & wife Tabatha, Roger Hoke, Jr, Kimberly Clark & husband Ben, and Patrick Michael Burns
6 great-grandchildren: Luna, Mattie, Raven, Kirra, Michael and Courtney
1 great-great grandchild: Asher
A host of nieces, nephews and other relatives & friends
 
At the request of the family, cremation was chosen and no formal services will be held.
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville in charge of arrangements.
 

Leffie Russell, 65, Russell Springs, KY

 
Leffie Russell, 65, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Friday, October 27, 2023 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Somerset, KY. She was born in Jamestown, KY on March 31, 1958, a daughter of the late Roxie (Burchett) and Clarence  Russell.
 
She was a homemaker.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Marlus Loy of Russell Springs, KY
2 stepdaughters: Sarrah Loy of Russell Springs, KY and Tarrah Garcia of Windsor, KY
2 stepsons: Marlus Loy Jr. of Columbia, KY and Michael Loy of Jamestown, KY
2 sisters: Carolyn Sue McWhorter of Jamestown, KY and Linda Hammond of Russell Springs, KY
2 brothers: Lester Russell and Danny Russell, both of Jamestown, KY
9 grandchildren: Adrian, Jesus, McKale, Nicholas, Zander, Serenity, Yasmine, Adan, & Addilyn
Many nieces, nephews, & other family members
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two sisters: Bonnie York and Juanita Bell, and two brothers: Freddy and Ernest Russell.
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at 11:00amCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Wayne Keith officiating
 
Visitation: Monday, October 30, 2023 from  5:00pm-8:00pmCT 
 
Burial: Jamestown Cemetery
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

Edna Karnes, 78, Columbia, KY

 

Edna Karnes, 78, of Columbia, KY died Friday, October 27, 2023. She was born October 5, 1945 in Adair County to the late Paul and Dorothy Buckner Curry.
 

Edna was a member of Sparksville Church of the Nazarene and retired as an Instructional Aide from the Adair County School System. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Brady Karnes and a nephew, Brandon Burns.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Lonny Karnes of Columbia

One son & daughter-in-law: Bradley & Cheryl Karnes of Columbia

1 daughter & son-in-law: Lea Ann & Landon Parnell of Columbia

4 grandchildren: Sarah DeWitt (Alex), Colton Parnell (Britney), Chloe Karnes, Jaxon Karnes

1 great-granddaughter: Olivia Parnell

2 sisters & brothers-in-law: Paula & Jeff Pyles of Green County and Mary Anna & Barney Burns of Columbia

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at 12:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Darrell Karnes and Bro. Darrell Pelston officiating

 

Burial: Cane Valley Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 4:00 P.M. Monday

 

Casket Bearers:  Barney Burns, Randy Burns, Alex DeWitt, Colton Parnell, George Kenneth Pollard, Matthew Corbin, & Roger Lacy

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Melissa Rexroat-Craigmiles, 56, Columbia, KY

 
Melissa Rexroat-Craigmiles, 56, of Columbia, KY passed away suddenly on Friday, October 20, 2023 at her home. She was born on February 26, 1967 in Louisville, KY, a daughter of the late Oris and Gladys Foley Rexroat.  
 
Melissa had a beautiful soul and was a most special lady who touched the lives of everyone who knew her. She was a family historian and genealogist and was a large contributor to the popular FindaGrave.com website. Melissa loved flowers and butterflies and was a collector of miniature figurines. She was filled with the Holy Spirit and was a Warrior for Christ.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband of 17 years: James Craigmiles of Columbia
Many uncles, aunts & cousins
 
Along with her parents, Melissa was preceded in death by her brother, Gary Gene Rexroat; her grandparents; and several uncles & aunts.
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Rhodes officiating
 
Burial: Mt. Calvary Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 12:00pmCT on Thursday
 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

David Birdwell, 54, formerly of Jamestown & Columbia, KY


David Birdwell, 54, formerly of Jamestown and Columbia, KY and later of Branson, Missouri, passed away October 14, 2023. He was a son of the late Walter and Linda Birdwell.

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Mark Birdwell; his father-in-law & mother-in-law: Marshall & Ona Mae Wheeler; one brother-in-law, Michael Wheeler; and one sister-in-law, Lois Jean.

 

David was a mechanic and operated Bull Run Salvage for Larry R. Bryant for many years.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Jackie Wheeler Birdwell of Missouri

5 sisters: Donna Richardson of Campbellsville, Sherry Wilson and Carolyn Mann of Russell Springs, and Tonya Dykes and Jonie Mann of Jamestown 
1 brother: Jeremy Birdwell of Columbia

3 sisters-in-law & 4 brothers-in-law: Cathy, Teresa, Vonda, Mark, Marty, Matthew and Mickey

 

Cremation has been chosen and a Graveside Memorial service will be held at a later date at the McClister Cemetery in Adair County.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
 

Cary Ford, 68, Columbia, KY

 

Cary Ford, 68, of Columbia, KY died, Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at his residence. He was born in Rome, Georgia on May 6, 1955 to the late Louie and Era Baccus Ford. 

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Ford.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son – Mark Ford of Columbia

2 brothers – Arvin Ford of Georgia and Carl Ford of Alabama

1 sister – Diane Ford of Georgia

4 grandchildren – Summer Ford, Mollie Ford, Colton Ford and Carter Nichols

Local nieces & nephews – Tracy Burton, Abigail Cole, Isabella Cole, Jonathan Cole

 

Cremation has been chosen and no services will be held.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Virginia Reese Russell, 99, Dunnville, KY


Virginia Reese Russell, 99, of Dunnville, KY passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Jamestown. She was born January 5, 1924 in Science Hill, a daughter of the late Wagner Asa and Lossie Eller Reese. 
 

Virginia was a homemaker who also held other jobs through the years. During World War II, she was employed at a defense plant in Detroit, Michigan. Other vocations were WTLO Radio in Somerset, Casey County Sheriff’s office, Windsor Post Office, and Rippetoe Clothing Store in Russell Springs. Virginia even found time for teaching and instruction as she spent time as a 4-H leader and as a ladies and children Sunday School teacher. She was a wonderful cook and baker that was well-known for her delicious yeast rolls and pies. Virginia blessed others with her kitchen talents by taking her food to church dinners and sharing with people in her community. She was long-time, faithful member of Cedar Springs Baptist Church. 


SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Daniel Russell of Frankfort and Steve (LuAnne) Russell of Windsor

1 sister: Leona Henry of Science Hill

3 grandchildren: Stefanie (Kerry) Ray of Birmingham, Alabama, Maggie (Caleb) Ashe of Shalimar, Florida and Matthew Russell of Shelbyville, KY

2 great-grandchildren: Madison Ray and Brooks Ray

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ervil Russell and two sisters: Louise Vaught, and Christine Abbott.

 

Funeral Service: Monday, October 30, 2023 at 12:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Oakes officiating

 

Burial: Mill Springs National Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT Monday at the funeral home


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Virginia to Cedar Springs Baptist Church. Those can be mailed to: 1207 Wilsontown Road, Russell Springs, KY 42642 or given at the funeral home.

 

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

 

Carl Dean Redmon, 80, Columbia, KY

 

Carl Dean Redmon, 80, of Columbia, KY passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, KY. He was born on September 2, 1943 in Franklin, IN to the late Elmer Ray and Sarah Jane Frost Redmon.
 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Della Jean Burton Redmon.

 

Mr. Redmon was a member of the Freedom Separate Baptist Church. He enjoyed antique tractors and cars and spending time with his family and friends.


SURVIVORS:

3 children: Bobbie Huckaby (Roger) of Columbia, Lisa Robson (James) of Peru, IN, and Rodney Redmon (Rhonda) of Russell Springs, KY

3 grandchildren: Carlee and Bailey Huckaby and Riley Redmon

1 sister: Juanita Denton (Jimmy) of Columbia

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two grandchildren: Andrea Townsend and Anthony Huckaby and five siblings: David, Randall, Edward, and Buck Redmon, and Wanda Homon.


Funeral Service: Friday, October 27, 2023 at 10:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Darrin Blair and Bro. Richie Curtis officiating

 

Burial: Freedom Cemetery

 

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

 

Pallbearers: Jamie Redmon, Willie George, Paul Rooks, Roger Rooks, Don Kemp, and John Denton
 

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


 

Billy Joe Gibson, 63, Nauvoo, Illinois (formerly of Adair County, KY)

 
Billy Joe Gibson, 63, formerly of the Breeding Community in Adair County, KY, passed away at his home in Nauvoo, Illinois on Sunday, October 22, 2023. He was born May 12, 1960 in Glasgow, KY, the son of the late Charles Edward (Soap) Gibson and Shirley Fay (Fletcher) Gibson (who survives).
 
Billy Joe served in the U.S. Army and received an Honorable Discharge in 1986. He was an amazing truck driver for 25 years. He was also an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. Billy Joe developed a love of growing flowers, particularly roses and cannas to make his house look like a home.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Rachel Ann (Pilkington) Gibson of Nauvoo, Illinois
1 daughter & son-in-law: Kiri Rachel (Gibson) Gray (& Garrett) of Lewistown, Missouri
His mother: Shirley Fay Gibson of Breeding, KY
1 sister: Charolette (Gibson) McIntyre of Breeding, KY
Sister in-law: Dottie “Dot” (Grider) Gibson of Burkesville, KY
 
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son, Benjamin Joseph Gibson and a brother, Randell Keith Gibson.
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 7:00pmET at Printy Funeral Home, 720 Main Street, Hamilton, Illinois
 
Visitation: After 4:00pmET on Thursday 
 
Local Funeral Service: Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 4:00pmCT in Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, KY
 
Visitation: After 1:00pmCT on Sunday
 
Burial: Fudge Cemetery near Breeding
 
Memorials have been established in memory of Billy Joe Gibson, 870 East County Road 2026, Nauvoo, IL, 62354.
 
Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, KY is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.norris-new.com.
 

Jon Randall Mulder, 67, Columbia, KY

 

Jon Randall Mulder, 67, of Columbia, KY died October 17, 2023 at his home. He was born July 12, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Harlan and Phyllis DeBoer Mulder.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Dawn Mulder of Columbia

1 granddaughter: Alexandria Marie Peavey of Columbia

 

Cremation has been chosen and no services will be held.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Janice Sneed, 64, Columbia, KY

 

Janice Sneed, 64, of Columbia, KY died Monday, October 23, 2023 at the TJ Samson Community Hospital Emergency Room in Glasgow, KY. She was born October 8, 1959 in Adair County, a daughter of the late James Amos “Fuzzy” Sneed and Jewell Grant Sneed (who survives).

 

Janice was a Registered Nurse and a dedicated employee of Russell County Hospital for over 20 years.

 

In addition to her father, Janice was also preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Ray “Boogie Bear” Sneed.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Ralph Sneed of Columbia

1 daughter: Lori Dotson of Columbia

Her mother: Jewell Grant Sneed of Columbia

1 sister: Phyllis Fisher (Don) of Bowling Green

1 brother: Darrell Sneed (Teresa) of Bowling Green

Nephews & nieces: Mark Burton (Heidi), Jeff Burton (Monica), Tracie Perry (Jeff) and Amy Riley (Kenny)

A host of other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Friday, October 27, 2023 at 12:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Withers officiating

 

Burial: Jones Chapel Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 4:00 P.M. Thursday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Kingsley "Smitty" Smith Jr., 87, Columbia, KY

 
Kingsley “Smitty” Smith Jr., 87, of Columbia, KY, the son of the late Kingsley Elsworth Smith Sr. and Madge Lane Smith, was born July 24, 1936 in Stuart, Florida and departed this life on Sunday, October 22, 2023 at his residence. 
 
Mr. Smith professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Glensfork Community Church. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. He was a carpenter by trade and loved being outdoors, traveling and was a commercial fisherman. He also loved playing with his dog Ragz.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife of 26 years: Carol Allen Smith
1 step-son: Jason Allen Gocio & wife Jennifer of Virginia Beach, VA
2 step-grandsons: Kason Andrew Gocio and Ryan Allen Gocio 
A host of other friends
 
The family has chosen cremation and all services will be held privately.
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Charge of arrangements.
 

Jeffrey Kattus Brown, 66, Columbia, KY

 

Jeffrey Kattus Brown, 66, of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, October 22, 2023 at his residence. He was born on September 11, 1957 in Ottawa, IL to the late Joseph K. and Wanda Young Brown.

 

Mr. Brown enjoyed boating and spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Melody Hale Brown of Columbia, KY

His twin daughter & son: Jamie Lee Brown and Joshua Kattus Brown, both of Tennessee

3 step-children: Vincent Schultz of Columbia, KY, Amanda Head (Chris) of Michigan, and Christine Schipiour (Chris) of Illinois

13 grandchildren

3 sisters: Jennifer Richner (Mike), Jill Eads, and Jan Litterly (Jim), all of Illinois

Several other friends & relatives

 

Mr. Brown chose cremation.

 

Celebration of Life Service: Friday, November 10, 2023 at 12:00pmCT at the funeral home

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Friday

 

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

 

Margie Kathleen Rice Breeding Coomer, 98, Columbia, KY

 
Margie Kathleen Rice Breeding Coomer, 98, of Columbia, KY passed away Saturday, October 21, 2023 at Summit Manor Nursing Home with her family by her side. She was born on December 8, 1924 in Adair County to the late George Moore Rice Sr. and Flora Eva Hovious Rice.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands: William B. Breeding and later Rev. John L. Coomer; a brother, George M. Rice Jr. & wife Christine; and four children: Donald, Kenneth and Harold Coomer and Margie Roach.
 
Mrs. Coomer was a dedicated member of Milltown Church and later Trinity Church. She was employed by Federal Crop Insurance and in earlier years served as a teacher in Adair County. She enjoyed singing, playing piano, reading, serving her church, and spending time with her family and friends.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Doug Breeding (Kim)
1 daughter: Nancy Smith (Buddy)
Children: Rev. John Carroll Coomer (Janice) and Nannette Coomer Johnson
4 grandchildren: Erin (Gerard), Willie (Klara), Melissa (Pete), and John David
3 great grandchildren Ernie, Caroline, and Thomas
4 nieces: Sue Coomer, Lou Anne Coomer, Janet Biggs, and Cherita McFarland & families
Nephew: Joey Caldwell & family
Several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, in-laws & other family members
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Trinity Church with Rev. Steve Pescosolido and Elijah Coffey officiating
 
Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery
 
Visitation: Wednesday, October 25, 2023 from 4:00-8:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home and Thursday after 10:00amCT at Trinity Church
 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Gideon Bibles or Trinity Church and can be left at the funeral home.

 

Pallbearers: Doug Breeding, Buddy Smith, John Wells, Willie Breeding, Pete Ashby, and Gerard Hardiman
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Richie Coomer, Steve Coomer, Mike McKinney, Joey Caldwell, Rick Wilson, Ray Fluhr, Sammy Blair, Mike Griffitt, Neal Coomer, and Layden Coffey
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Oda Pearl Starnes, 88, Jamestown, KY

 
Oda Pearl Starnes, 88, of Jamestown, KY passed away Thursday, October 19, 2023 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. She was born on June 4, 1935 in Albany, KY, the son of the late Martin Johnson and Ann Guffey Johnson.
 
Ms. Starnes was a homemaker. She loved hats, baking chocolate pies and music. Ms. Starnes was a loving mother, grandmother and friend.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Wanda Guffey (Phillip) of Indianapolis, IN
2 sons: Billy Starnes of Cave City, KY and David Starnes of Indianapolis, IN
1 sister: Nina Mae Stearns of Albany, KY
7 grandchildren & 12 great-grandchildren
 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Johnson; two sisters: Margie Antle and Lola Antle; and a son, Randall Starnes.
 
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
 
Expressions of sympathy are suggested to take the form of a contribution to help with funeral expenses. You may mail a check to Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY 42642.
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Daniel H. Hawkins, 95, Jamestown, KY

 
Daniel H. Hawkins, 95, of Jamestown, KY passed from this life on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at Fair Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation.  He was born August 31, 1928 in Walton, a son of the late J. Fred and Lydia Anderson Hawkins. 
 
Mr. Hawkins was a veteran, serving his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps. After being discharged from the military, he returned to his job at American Standard in Louisville where he remained until his retirement.  His work at American Standard allowed him to enjoy summer weekends and the month of August every year on the houseboat on Lake Cumberland. His trips to the lake began years before the State Dock was built, where a close bond was established with the other lake-goers, making their lake community friendships lasting ones. Mr. Hawkins was a “shade-tree mechanic” who worked on boats and was well-known as the rescuer of many stranded boaters on the lake. He was also an avid fisherman & boater, and was a member of Russell Springs First Baptist Church.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Daniel Hawkins (& Gayle) of Jeffersontown
2 daughters: Diane Devine (& Roger) of Bedford and Brenda Hawkins of Brandenburg
1 sister: Charlotte Bailey of Magnolia
5 grandchildren: Shannon Loveless (& John), Terry Wayne Gibson (& Darlene), Jack Daniel Gibson, Andrew Hawkins, and Brian Devine
His granddaughter-in-law: Tiffany Devine
6 great-grandchildren
Numerous nieces & nephews
 
Along with his parents, Mr. Hawkins was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Ruby Catherine McCubbins Hawkins; his daughter, Vicky Lynn Hawkins; six brothers: Frederick Hawkins, Edgar Hawkins, Albert Hawkins, James Hawkins, Edwin Hawkins and Marion Hawkins; and a grandson, Roger Devine, Jr.
 
Memorial Service: Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Russell Springs First Baptist Church with Bro. Christian Naylor officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the Russell County Honor Guard.
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Tuesday
 
Arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Joseph Daniel Posey, 6 days, Columbia, KY

 
Joseph Daniel Posey, 6 days old, was born last Wednesday, October 11, 2023 and passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, KY. 
 
SURVIVORS:
His mother: Amanda Dawn Posey of Columbia
Grandparents: Laurie Gill of Greensburg and Allen & Leona Posey of Campbellsville
Great-grandmothers: Judy Posey and Sheila Boggs both of Greensburg
1 sister: Kayleigh Boley of Columbia
Special Aunt: Erin Gill of Columbia
…………
 
Graveside Service: Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 5:00pmCT at Union Separate Baptist Church with Bro. Twyman Davis officiating
 
Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Dale Roy, 69, Egypt Community of Adair Co.

 

Dale Roy, 69, of the Egypt Community of Adair County, KY died Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 9:00 A.M. at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He was born July 19, 1954 in Taylor County, KY to the late William Thomas “Tom” and Gladys Hancock Roy. 

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Thomas “Bill” Roy, Jr. 

 

Dale was a member of Egypt Christian Church, a member of Columbia Lodge #96, a Kentucky Colonel, and a former road construction worker.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Lana Feese Roy of Columbia

1 daughter & son-in-law: Amy & Bobby Keys of Columbia

1 son & daughter-in-law: Ricky & Tressie Roy of Columbia

1 brother: Mike Roy (Teresa) of Columbia

2 sisters: Faye Davidson of Columbia and Camellia Roy of Stanford

6 grandchildren: Kassidy Huddleston (Levi), Hunter Cundiff (Maddie), Brayden Burton, Riley Roy, Brady Cundiff, Caydee Burton

1 great-grandchild: Ada Caroline Huddleston

“His Boy”: Spade

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Friday, October 20, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Patton officiating

 

Masonic rites will be conducted on Friday, October 20, 2023 at 6:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home by Columbia Lodge #96

 

Visitation: After 12:00 P.M. Friday

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate to the Egypt Christian Church Youth Fund which can be left at the funeral home

 

Honorary Casket Bearers: Hunter Cundiff, Brady Cundiff, Brayden Burton, Levi Huddleston, Keith Johnson, Larry Herron, Billy Burton, Terry Corbin, Mickey Feese

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Cherie Coe, 54, Russell Springs, KY

 
Cherie Coe, 54, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, October 16, 2023 at her home. She was born in Columbia, KY on February 24, 1969, a daughter of the late Geneva (Maynard) Bryant and Richard L Coe.
 
Cherie was a homemaker.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband: William George Akers of Russell Springs, KY
2 sons: Josh Bunch and Jeremy Stearns, both of Russell Springs, KY
4 sisters: Regina Zais of Bowling Green, KY;  Rhonda Mclean of Franklin, KY;  Jeanetta Tucker of Jamestown, KY; and Angel Hadley of Russell Springs, KY
2 brothers: Jimmy Bryant and Tommy Bryant, both of Russell Springs, KY
8 grandchildren: Harper, Jackson, McKinley, Sawyer, Ellie, Winston, Sadie and Adley 
Other family & friends
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by 2 half-brothers: Johnny and Ricky Coe.
 
Graveside Service: Saturday October 21, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at the Jamestown Cemetery (at the shelter) with Bro. Wayne Keith officiating
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY in charge of the arrangements.
 

Gary Dean Burton, 74, Windsor, KY


Gary Dean Burton, 74, of Windsor, KY passed away Monday, October 16, 2023 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY. He was born in Windsor, KY on December 13, 1948, a son of the late Dorneth (Owens) and Orvis Burton.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a retired businessman and farmer.

SURVIVORS:
His wife: Dinah (Rowland) Burton
1 daughter: Kelli Moore (Sam)
2 sons: Tony Dean Burton (Tina) and Eric Burton 
2 sisters: Juree Emerson and Josephine Brockman
Mother-in-law: Faye Rowland
Several grandchildren & great-grandchildren

Many other family & friends

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Rodney Burton; a sister, Fern Grider; and a grandson, Dagen Burton.

Visitation: After 5:00pmCT on Friday, October 20, 2023 at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY

Graveside Service: Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Cedar Springs Cemetery in Windsor, KY with full military honors by the Casey County Honor Squad

Burial: Cedar Springs Cemetery, Windsor, KY

Pallbearers: Tony Burton, Eric Burton, Dakota Burton, Kenny Burton, Marshall Godsey and Troy Brockman

 

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

 

Arthur Hubbard, 76, Nancy, KY

 
Arthur Hubbard, 76, of Nancy, KY passed away Monday, October 16, 2023 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. He was born January 2, 1947 in Arjay, KY, a son of the late Hobert and Gracie Gambrel Hubbard.  
 
Arthur was a former employee of Amtrak, in Beech Grove, Indiana, and retired after 27 years of service to the company as an electrical technician. He was an Elvis fan and enjoyed race cars.  Arthur could usually be found “tinkering” around with something and he was the type of person who was always able to figure out how to make things work in any situation.
 
SURVIVORS:
His beloved wife: Jean Hubbard of Nancy, KY
3 daughters: Jennifer (Joe) Perkinson of Greenfield, Indiana, Stephanie Purvis of Indianapolis, Indiana and Sandy (Wayne) Radford of Jamestown, KY
2 sons: Richard (Deana) Stephens and Tim (Julie) Stephens, both of Russell Springs, KY
3 brothers: Dewey (Sylvia) Hubbard of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, Dale (Mavis) Hubbard of Pineville, KY, and Leonard (Mary Lou) Hubbard of Arjay, KY
Brother-in-law: Jessie Taylor of Flat Lick, KY
Sister-in-law: Ruby Hubbard of Pineville, KY
A host of grandchildren & great grandchildren
 
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Phyllis Hubbard; a brother, Virgil Hubbard; a sister, Geraldine Taylor; and a sister-in-law, Marie Hubbard.
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Eric Richardson officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:30amCT on Wednesday at the funeral home
 
Burial: Friday, October 20, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Memorial Park Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana
 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Sue Jones, 77, Russell Springs, KY

 

Sue Jones, 77, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, October 15, 2023 at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Jamestown, KY. She was born February 27, 1946 in Adair County, a daughter of the late Stanley and Nola Wolford Goodin.

 

Sue was a hairdresser for over50 years. She was owner of Sue’s Beauty Shop, then later P & S Designs, with her daughter, Pam. She enjoyed camping and being out on the lake, but most of all, spending time with her two granddaughters. It can be said that Sue was someone who just “enjoyed life.” She was a faithful member of Jamestown Christian Church.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Darren (JoBeth) Jones of Russell Springs

1 brother: Edwin (Bernice) Goodin of Columbia

2 sisters: Beulah Jones of Russell Springs and Kay Burton of Columbia

2 grandchildren: Meleah (Ben) Walters and Elizabeth (Jordan) Helm, both of Russell Springs

1 niece: Ann Williamson of Lexington

1 nephew: Donnie (Stephanie) Jones of Russell Springs

1 great-niece: Morgan Jones

2 great-nephews: Matthew (Emily) Williamson and Ben Jones

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Jones; a daughter Pamela Jo Coffey; a brother, Hubert Gooden; and a brother-in-law, Bennie Jones.

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Jamestown Christian Church with Bro. Bucky Walters officiating

 

Burial: Wolford Cemetery

 

Visitation: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 from 4:30pm-8:00pmCT and Thursday after 9:00amCT at Jamestown Christian Church

 

Pallbearers: Ben Walters, Jordan Helm, Ben Jones, Matthew Williamson, Craig Leach, and Brian Wilson

 

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests donations in memory of Sue be made to the Jamestown Christian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 97, Jamestown, KY 42629.

 

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

 

Barbara (Jeanie) McWhorter Halsell, 89, Louisville, KY (Russell Co. Native)

 
Barbara (Jeanie) McWhorter Halsell, 89, of Louisville, KY passed away Friday, October 13, 2023 at Story Point Prospect. She was born in Jamestown, KY on January 16, 1934, a daughter of the late Edith (McFall) and Julian McWhorter.
 
Barbara was a retired payroll clerk after working 38 years at Colgate-Palmolive.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sisters: Orene Tucker of Columbia, KY and Margaret McGaha of Louisville, KY
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Halsell; a sister, Lucy Helm; and two brothers: J.R. McWhorter and Orvis Glen McWhorter.
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 12:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Pastor Steven Stilts officiating
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Wednesday at the funeral home
 
Burial: Jack Lawless Cemetery in Jamestown, KY
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Roy Wayne Clemons, Sr., 82, Mt. Washington, KY

 
Roy Wayne Clemons, Sr., 82, of Mt. Washington, KY passed from this life on Friday, October 13, 2023 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center in Somerset. He was born March 14, 1941 in Central City, KY, a son of the late Roy and Helena “Bonnie” Burden Clemons.  
 
He worked over 40 years as a train engineer before retiring. Roy was a faithful, traditional Roman Catholic. He had a great love of horses and spent a lot of time as a horse trainer. Roy was a huge University of Kentucky Wildcats fan all his life. Roy enjoyed traveling, RVing, golfing, baseball (Cincinnati Reds), and running. Roy and his loving wife Gladys enjoyed walking in the mornings. Roy also enjoyed riding around in the golf cart, playing Pegs and Jokers, Hand and Foot card game and eating out. He loved his life in Florida with his wife Gladys, especially the hot weather. He was known as the "Mayor" of the Keystone Heights RV resort where they resided, where he would sit outside and wave and greet everyone who came by. He loved his family and attending Sunday mass.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Gladys Clemons
2 sons: Roy Wayne (Vickie) Clemons, Jr. of Russell Springs, KY and James Clemons of Jacksonville, Florida
1 daughter: Teresa (Bill) Beard of Russell Springs, KY
2 sisters: Maryann Wilkins of Elkmont, Alabama and Genon (Keith) Putnam of Greenville
4 grandchildren: Elizabeth (Jacob) McMullen, Samantha (Nathan) Cheek, Ella Clemons and Mya Clemons
5 great-grandchildren: Jaxton, Harper, Maddie, Peyton and Emma
 
Loving step-family:
2 daughters: Laura Mattingly (Ben Carnes) Karyn Rodemann
1 son: Travis Kelley
5 grandkids: William Robinson (Haley); Garland Kelley (Tessa); Blare Robinson; Alex Bailey (Tyler); and Joshua Kelley
6 great grandkids: Carlie Marie Robinson; Alice Mendosa; Layleigh Robinson; Quincy Robinson; Gwendolyn Bailey; and Emilia Bailey
 
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 44 years, Patricia Clemons and his first-born son, Gerald Clemons.
 
Interment: Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 3:00pmET in Highland Memory Gardens in Mt. Washington, KY
 
Pallbearers: Roy Clemons, Jr., Jimmy Clemons, Bill Beard, Jacob McMullen, Nathan Cheek and Billy Flatt.
 
Arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.
 

Wanda Clayton, 89, Jamestown, KY


Wanda Clayton, 89, of Jamestown, KY passed away Friday, October 13, 2023 at her home. She was born in Jamestown on March 2, 1934, a daughter of the late Roxie (McFall) and Carlos Leslie McWhorter.

Wanda was a retired Headstart Teacher.

SURVIVORS:
1daughter: Tammy (James) Maynard of Jamestown, KY
4 grandchildren: Heather (Mark) Rooks, Ashley (Kevin) Helm, Tyler (Jessica) Cundiff, and Kristina (Devin) Wilson

15 great-grandchildren

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

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Wendell Clayton; two daughters: Sharon Clayton and Sandy Dean; three brothers: Les, Wendell, and Freddy McWhorter; and one sister, June Johnson.

Funeral Service: Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 11:00amCT at the Jamestown Church of the Nazarene in Jamestown, KY with Pastor Brian Fudge and Bro. Troy McWhorter officiating

Visitation: Monday, October 16, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and after 8:00amCT on Tuesday at the church

Burial: Jamestown Cemetery

The family requests donations to the Jamestown Nazarene Missionary Fund and can be made at the church.

 

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

 

Shirley Ann Booher Loy, 83, Columbia, KY,

 

Shirley Ann Booher Loy, 83, of Columbia, KY, daughter of the late John Talbert Booher and Sarah Louise Miller Booher, was born on February 3, 1940 in the Glensfork community of Adair County. She departed this life on October 10, 2023 at the Sunrise Manor in Hodgenville, KY.
 

She had made a profession of faith in Christ, was of the Methodist faith, and attended the Glensfork Church of the Good News. Shirley was a former caretaker and had been employed by Macy’s. She loved bird watching, gardening and crocheting. She dearly loved her dog, Heidi.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 daughters & sons-in-law: Elizabeth & Charles Jones and Lisa & John Sargent

2 sons & a daughter-in-law: Frank Loy and Eric & Beth Loy

10 grandchildren: Ambur Loy, Trevor Loy, Charity Loy, Mara Sargent, Matthew Loy, Charle Thomas Jones, Mac Loy, Jessica Loy, Emma Loy and Katie Loy

6 great-grandchildren: Elijah, Distinee, Oliver, Chloe, Quentin and Cheyenne

A host of other relatives & friends

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Joe Frank Loy and one sister, Connie Ruth Booher Alkire.

 

Funeral Service:  Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 11:30amCT at the Glensfork Church of the Good News

 

Burial: Columbia Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:30amCT on Saturday at the church

 

Expressions of sympathy are requested to be made in the form of donations to the Glensfork Church of the Good News or the American Cancer Society, which can be made at the church or the funeral home.

 

Gupton-Landrum Funeral Home in Greensburg is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Chester Gene Taylor, 69, Columbia, KY


Chester Gene Taylor, 69, of Columbia, KY passed away at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was born on October 1, 1954 to his late parents, Louis Gillum Taylor and Mildred Coomer Taylor, and grew up in the Gradyville community on the family farm.

 

Chester attended and graduated from Adair County High School in 1972; from Lindsey Wilson College with an associate degree in arts in 1974; from University of Kentucky with a bachelor degree in agriculture in 1979; also from University of Kentucky with a master’s degree in engineering in 1980; and from Western Kentucky University with a master’s  degree in education in 1982.  He is one of very few educators in Kentucky who held both academic and technical educational degrees.

 

Chester began his life-long steel career with employment on the FMC Linkbelt Crane in Lexington, KY where he was promoted to Industrial Engineer. After earning his various educational degrees, he came back home to Columbia, and began a 27 year career in the vocational education field at Lake Cumberland Area Technology Center as the welding teacher and then was promoted to the school principal in 1990, where he implemented several new programs, vocational classes and night programs, such as Computer Aided Drafting, Computer Aided Machining, Industrial Maintenance, Machine Tool, Hydraulic Pneumatics, and PLC Training to help recruit new industries into the Adair and Russell County communities.

 

He always felt like he had to hold two jobs at any given time, so he purchased his steel business located at 506 Fairgrounds Street in 1983 and continued to add on to create a 10,000 square foot building, where it remains today. Throughout the years, along with his many welding fabrications, Chester also expanded his business to include garbage dumpster rental, monthly garbage pickup, as well as home and business construction, all of which he owned and operated under the name “Taylor Services”.

 

Chester held several different welding certifications, but was also fully licensed in electricity, plumbing, septic tank installation, and commercial truck driving.  Because of his many areas of expertise in the steel industry, Chester erected some of the largest steel structures in the community such as the Trinity Church Family Life Center, Sandusky Steel Sales buildings, and Majestic Yachts now/known/as Synergy Food Group.

 

Chester served on Board of Directors too numerous to mention, but a few were the Adair County Economic Development Authority, Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency, and several other Kentucky state committees.

 

You would also find Chester donating his time in other areas of the community by remodeling or building homes for family and friends, as well as giving away cars and trucks when he found that a need arose. In one such case, he went to evaluate a home to possibly do some much needed floor repair work, but with the help of other individuals and local businesses, he was able to raise over $150,000.00, and moved the family into a brand new 3 bedroom, 2 bath home fully furnished for the handicapped resident in only 105 days.

 

Chester was a member of Egypt Christian Church and was currently serving as Sunday School teacher for the senior adult class, on the Board of Trustees, and other committees for his church.  Chester based his work and service for the Lord on the following scriptures:

  • Matthew 9:37...He (Jesus) said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few, and
  • Acts 1:8 ....But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit  comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere - in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”


Because of these scriptures, Chester also served as a 35 year continuous member of The Gideon International Organization beginning in 1988 having spoken at over 75 churches, witnessing to individuals, and passing out hundreds of Bibles across the state of Kentucky in churches, schools, jails, and hospitals.

 

As Isaiah 55:11 says, “It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.”  It was Chester's desire for all to come to know Jesus as their personal  Lord and Savior.

 

Chester had a love for Chevrolet trucks, but only white in color, and you would often see him wearing his “uniform” of khaki pants and blue dress shirt with an occasional sweater vest too. One of Chester’s favorite holidays was 4th of July where he would invite a huge crowd to his shop for a cookout, drive the children around the shop lot in his hand-built barrel train, and then watch fireworks. Most recently, you could find Chester enjoying his new found passion of flower gardening, along with creating funny hats, costumes and signs to hang on the black bears for those drivers passing by his Knifley Road home, but Chester most loved spending time with his family cruising up and down Green River Lake on his pontoon while fishing and watching sunsets and driving the grandchildren around on his bright red golf cart.

 

Besides his parents, Chester was preceded in death by his older sister, Sharon Parson, in 2022.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Kathy Shuffett Taylor of Columbia

1 son: Casey & Sheavon Taylor of Columbia

1 stepdaughter: Dr. Michelle Shuffett of New York

1 stepson: William and Monica Shuffett of Greensburg

3 grandchildren: Sophie Taylor, Caysen Taylor, & Cannon Taylor

1 step-grandchild: Avery Shuffett

1 brother: Barney & Nancy Taylor of Columbia

1 sister: Phyllis & Jeff Sparks of Columbia

1 brother-in-law: Vernon Parson of Gradyville

Nieces & Nephews: Sherry Burris, Tabetha and Willow Sparks, Hailey and Chandler Staten, and Briley Taylor

 

Funeral Service: Monday, October 16, 2023 at 3:00pmCT with his brother, Barney Taylor, and pastors Paul Patton and Joel Patton officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 1:00pmCT on Sunday, October 15, 2023 at the funeral home 

 

Casket Bearers: Briley Taylor, Chandler Staten, William Shuffett, Kyle Moffett, Michael Collins, David Taylor and Greg Bardin

 

Junior Casket Bearers: Caysen Taylor and Avery Shuffett

 

Honorary Casket Bearers: Adair County Gideons

 

In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations are requested to be made to The Gideon International Organization or Markey Cancer Center, which can be left at the funeral home.


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

 

Troy Dale Robertson, 57, Cincinnati, Ohio (formerly of Russell Springs)

 
Troy Dale Robertson, 57, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at Mountain Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation in Cincinnati. He was born on April 4, 1966 in Columbia, KY, the son of the late Oliver Robertson and Polly Johnson Robertson. 
 
Troy was a farmer and an auto mechanic. He loved working on old cars and was an avid UK Wildcats basketball fan.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Jessica Silva (& Sonny) of Twin Falls, Idaho and Kacey Tzoc (& Carlos) of Russell Springs
2 brothers: Timothy Robertson (& Connie) of Liberty and Dennis Robertson (& Donna) of Barbourville
2 grandchildren: Thiago Tzoc and Roman Tzoc
 
In addition to his parents, Troy was preceded in death by his grandmother, Delphia Johnson and a special aunt, June Gregory.
 
Funeral Service: Monday, October 16, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Ted Stidham officiating
 
Burial: Bernard Ridge Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Monday at the funeral home
 
Pallbearers: Tim Robertson, T.J. Robertson, William Murray, Terrell Johnson, Jerald Wilson, and Richie Walters
 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Jeremy N. Branham, 35, Jamestown, KY

 
Jeremy N. Branham, 35, of Jamestown, KY passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2023 from injuries sustained in a car accident. He was born in Muncie, IN on November 7, 1987, a son of Brenda (Hammond) Branham of Jamestown, KY and Lloyd N. Branham of Albany, IN.
 
Jeremy was a cook at Huddle House.
 
SURVIVORS:
His mother: Brenda Branham
His father: Lloyd Branham (& Patricia) 
3 daughters: Jasalin, Janelle, and Jorja Branham 
1 sister: Nicole Branham Pierce 
2 brothers: Jim Spurlock and John Branham
 
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ted Spurlock.
 
Celebration of Life: Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY
 
Visitation: After 12:00pmCT on Saturday 
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of the arrangements.
 

Lauren Cortney Johnson, 31, Russell Springs, KY


Lauren Cortney Johnson, 31, of Russell Springs, KY gained her heavenly wings on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at Russell County Hospital. She was born July 17, 1992 in Somerset, KY, a daughter of Jerry Keith Johnson and Annette Hart Johnson. 
 

Lauren worked as a caregiver, for both the young and elderly. She loved music and watching her fiancé Seth perform at concerts. Lauren was an animal-lover and an artist who enjoyed drawing and painting. She was a wonderful mother and her boys were the center of her life. Lauren remained steadfast in believing that God was faithful, and He would carry her though to the end of her journey in this life.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her father: Jerry Johnson of Russell Springs

Her mother: Annette Johnson (Rick Selby) of Jamestown

1 sister: Megan Johnson of Russell Springs

Her fiancé: Seth Wade of Russell Springs

3 children: Camdynn Johnson, Jasper Johnson, and Kayden Wade

Maternal grandparents: Keith & Georgene Hart of Russell Springs
 

Lauren was preceded in death by two brothers: Waylon Polston and Dylon Johnson; and her paternal grandparents, L.C. & Wanda Johnson.

 

Celebration of Life: Sunday, October 15, 2023 from 2:00pm-4:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, Kentucky 42503. Donations may also be left at the funeral home.

 

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

Charles Hugh Austin, 94, Jamestown, KY

 
Charles Hugh Austin, 94, of Jamestown, KY passed from this life on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at Summit Manor Health & and Rehabilitation in Columbia, KY. He was born July 3, 1929 in Bryantsville, a son of the late Walter and Della Wilham Austin.  
 
Mr. Austin was a retired Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force, serving his country over 21 years. He was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Hood Lodge #839 of Free and Accepted Masons, since 1974. Mr. Austin was a huge NASCAR fan and always enjoyed family reunions.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sons: Phillip (Veronica) Austin and Greg Austin, both of Russell Springs
4 daughters: Marilyn Stafford of Liberty, Dianna (Greg) Stapp of Russell Springs, Jo Ann (Bill) Braun of Red Bud, Illinois, and Charlene (Otis) Skaggs of Russell Springs
1 brother: Phillip (Danette) Austin of North Carolina
2 sisters: Alice (Thomas) Jefferies of Virginia and Carolyn Gier of Scottsville
11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, & 4 great-great-grandchildren
A host of nieces & nephews
 
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Ruth Pfaff Austin; a son, Ronald Charles Austin; a son-in-law, Mark Stafford; 2 brothers: Gwen Austin and Royce Austin; 2 sisters: Wilmith Hall and Evelyn Rich; and a granddaughter, April Dawn Austin.
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 12:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Wade officiating
 
Interment: Thomastown Cemetery with military honors conducted by the D.A.V. Chapter 51 Honor Guard.  
 
Visitation: Friday, October 13, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and Saturday after 7:30amCT at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Masonic Rites will be conducted by Hood Lodge #839 F & AM at 7:00pmCT on Friday. 
 
Pallbearers: Kayden Garner, Keaton Garner, Lee Brandon Braun, Anthony Braun, William Kemp, Brandon Garner, Brian Barnes, and Sam Baker
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Kobe Stapp and Raylee Wheeler
 
Arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Parker Eugene Perdue, 44, Breeding, KY

 

Parker Eugene Perdue, 44, of Breeding, KY passed away Friday, October 6, 2023 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. He was born in Cumberland County, KY on April 13, 1979 to Junior and Sherry Anderson Perdue of Breeding, KY who survives.
 
SURVIVORS:
His parents: Junior & Sherry Anderson Perdue of Breeding, KY
3 children: Reagan Perdue Moss (Justin) of Edmonton, KY, Thomas Perdue of Smiths Grove, KY and Zachary Perdue of Edmonton, KY
1 sister: Kyna Perdue Parrish (Tommy) of Edmonton, KY
Maternal grandmother: Bronda Anderson of Marrowbone, KY
Niece: Abby Parrish of Edmonton
Nephew: Tucker Parrish of Edmonton
Great-niece: Maisie Parrish of Edmonton 
Several aunts, uncles, and cousins
 
He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Parris & Alene Perdue and Thomas Anderson.
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Jessie-Wilson Funeral Home, 35 Old Glasgow Rd., Edmonton, KY
 
Burial: Harrods Fork Cemetery
 
Visitation: Wednesday, October 11, 2023 from 5:00-8:00pmCT and Thursday from 8:00amCT until time for the service 
 
Jessie-Wilson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

David Day, 87, Columbia, KY


David Day, 87, of Columbia, KY died Monday, October 9, 2023 at Campbellsville Nursing & Rehab. He was born July 9, 1936 in Adair County to the late Garland and Marie Ingram Day. 
 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Brock Day; a brother, Billy Day; and a granddaughter, Jenee Devine.


David was a member of Calvary Temple Church, serving as a Board Member for years and was an employee of Day & Day Feed for many years.


SURVIVORS:

1 daughter & son-in-law: Beverly & Ray Smith of Campbellsville

2 sons & daughters-in-law: Gary & Julie Day and Anthony & Ashley Day of Columbia

5 grandchildren: Chase Smith, Garet Day, Austin Day, Annamarie Day, and Jaimi Franklin

2 brothers: Bobby Day and Allen Day both of Columbia

His twin sister: Dorothy Mullins of Mississippi

Special nephew: Ray & wife Jennifer Brock of Columbia

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Calvary Temple Church with Pastor Troy McWhorter officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 5:00 P.M. Wednesday and after 6:00 A.M. Thursday at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home and after 10:00 A.M. Thursday at Calvary Temple Church

 

Casket Bearers: Chase Smith, Garet Day, Austin Day, Casey Wall, Jameson Miller, and Brody Brock

 

Honorary: Billy Burton, Wayne Bryant, and Louis VanArsdale

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Joe Edward Conover, 87, Russell Springs, KY


Joe Edward Conover, 87, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, October 9, 2023 in Columbia, KY. He was born on August 20, 1936 in Columbia, Ky to the late Rufus and Lillie Flatt Conover. 

 

Mr. Conover was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working on his farm. He was a well-known businessman in Adair County and drove a Borders Milk truck for over 20 years before retiring. He owned Hillcrest Stables, where he and his family trained and enjoyed showing American Saddlebred horses. He owned and operated Hethron and Landtron Energy Corporation, where he drilled oil wells throughout Kentucky and Tennessee.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Rhonda Conover of Columbia, KY

4 grandchildren: Heather Loy (Jon) of Russell Springs, KY, Seth Grider (Sheena) of Russell Springs, KY, Chad Grider (Denielle Howell) of Bardstown, KY, and Wayne Conover (Rayla) of Bluffton, SC

Daughter-in-law: Denise McCloud Conover of Bluffton, SC

1 brother: Gene Conover of Columbia, KY

3 great-grandchildren: Kassidi Taylor, Hunter Taylor, and Destiny Popplewell

2 great-great-grandchildren

Several other friends & relatives

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Edward Conover and a brother, Clyde Conover.

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 3:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Jon Loy officiating

 

Burial: Freedom Cemetery

 

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

 

Pallbearers: Seth Grider, Chad Grider, John Conover, Bryson Loy, Hunter Taylor, and Raysean Hughes

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

 

Jackie Quinn, 67, Columbia, KY


Jackie Quinn, 67, of Columbia, KY died Monday, October 9, 2023 at her home. She was born September 16, 1956 in Campbellsville, KY to the late Hollis Ray and Rosalee Tolbert Wilcoxson. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenny Quinn on March 3, 2017, one brother, Jodie Wilcoxson and one sister, Gloria Jean Pritchard.

 

Jackie retired from the Adair County School System as Attendance Clerk at Knifley Grade Center and was the former Office Manager at Green River Window & Door.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons & daughters-in-law: Chris & Ellen Quinn and Chuck & Kristin Quinn, both of Columbia

4 grandchildren: Lilly Quinn, Evan Quinn, Lorelei Quinn and Lydia Quinn

Close Friend: Patti Downey

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral service Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Johnson officiating

 

Burial: Dunbar Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 5:00 P.M. Wednesday

 

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

 

Casket Bearers: Max Downey, Mike Wilcoxson, Les Acree, Mark Rash, Jeremy Wethington, Tyler Harrod

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Frank Wayne Loveless, 73, Russell Springs, KY

 
Frank Wayne Loveless, 73, of Russell Springs, KY passed from this life on Monday, October 9, 2023 at Russell County Hospital. He was born May 31, 1950 in Somerset, KY, a son of the late Frank and Ethel Marie Baugh Loveless. 
 
Frank was a logger and sawmill owner and operator for over 15 years.  He was also owner and operator of Loveless Welding for many years. His favorite pastime was raising his goats. Frank was the kind of man that “knew something about everything and could build just about anything.” To his family, he was a kind, gentle, loving dad, and grandfather. Frank was a member of Russell Springs First Baptist Church.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Patrick Loveless of Russell Springs
1 daughter: Brittany (Jonathan) Matthews of Russell Springs
1 brother: Spencer Loveless (Peggy Wesley) of Eubank
4 sisters: Reeda (Larry) Compton of Walton, Lois (Bill) Alexander of Eubank, Wilma (Sonny) Hood and Mary Lou Hall both of Somerset
2 grandchildren: Braxton Loveless and Frankie Matthews
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 43 years, Brenda Wilson Loveless; two brothers: Glenn Loveless and Paul Loveless; and a sister, Alfreda Bishop.
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Burial: McBeath Cemetery
 
Visitation: Wednesday, October 11, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and Thursday after 8:00amCT  at the funeral home
 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Marla Fae Warriner Liddy, 52, of Frankfort, KY (Formerly of Adair & Russell Counties)

 
Marla Fae Warriner Liddy, 52, of Frankfort, KY (formerly of Russell County) passed away Friday, October 6, 2023 at her home. She was born January 20, 1971 to Jimmy Keith and Della Rebecca (Lands) Warriner.
 
Marla held a Masters in Forensic Accounting and was an Auditor III for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She was zany, yet brilliant and was best known for her unapologetic take on life and her contagious laugh. Marla loved the beach, spending time with her daughters and close friends, true crime podcasts, and challenging herself as a highly skilled fiber artist.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Ethan Paul Stephens.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Hanna Rebecca Stephens and Fiona Josephine Liddy (& fiancé Isaac Thompson)
2 sisters: Rhonda (Dwight) Hatter and Deborah Howard
4 nieces: Hillary Rexroat, Abby Vaughn, Sarah Howard, and Ansley Hatter
5 nephews: Clint Vaughn, Marty Miller, Will Hatter, Jaxon Warriner, and Brady Hatter
Several great nieces, great nephews, & many loving friends
 
Marla’s wish for cremation has been honored and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
 
Arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Anna Joyce Helm Reeder, 92, Columbia, KY

 

Anna Joyce Helm Reeder, 92, of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, October 8, 2023 at Green Hill Rehab and Care Center in Greensburg, KY. She was born in Jamestown, KY on August 18, 1931 to the late Arthur Raymond Helm Sr. and Lucretia Katherine Sullivan Helm.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Reeder.

 

Mrs. Reeder attended the Sparksville Church of the Nazarene and enjoyed vegetable gardening, crocheting, and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Perry Reeder (Sonja) of Columbia, KY

Daughter-in-law: Deeanna Reeder of Columbia, KY

2 grandchildren: Chris Reeder (Windy Spears Reeder) of Columbia, KY and Miranda Cheatham of Greensburg, KY

2 great-grandchildren: Ashley Reeder and Justin Reeder (Angel)

Great-great-granddaughter: Rylee Lynn Reeder

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Greg Reeder and three siblings: Norma Scott, Hildred Baise, and Arthur Raymond Helm, Jr.

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Adkins officiating

 

Burial: Antioch Cemetery

 

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

Pallbearers: Justin Reeder, Chris Reeder, Johnny Richard, Jared Denton, Mike Holland, and Ashley Reeder

 

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

 

Carol Joyce Youngs Peasley, 72, Gradyville, KY

 

Carol Joyce Youngs Peasley, 72, of Gradyville, KY passed away Saturday, October 7, 2023 at her residence with her family by her side. She was born in Cortland, NY on June 28, 1951 to the late Richard Youngs and Mary Joyce Allen Youngs of Gradyville, KY who survives.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Kenneth Wayne Peasley.

 

Mrs. Peasley was a member of the Columbia Seventh Day Adventist Church and highly active within the church. She was the elementary school teacher for the Forrest Ward Memorial School in Bennington Vermont, Columbia Seventh Day Adventist Church School in Columbia KY and Adventist Christian Academy in Manchester, KY. She was also the Music Education Teacher for the Columbia Seventh Day Adventist School and the Appalachian Christian Academy. She served as a former Adventist Community Service Disaster Response Coordinator for the Bluegrass Region. She was formerly active in the food pantry in Manchester, KY, student missionary in South Korea, she home schooled her children and was active in various activities and organizations throughout the community and her church.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her mother: Mary Joyce Allen Youngs of Gradyville, KY

2 children: Shawn Peasley of Gradyville, KY and Heather May Peasley Taft (Jonathan) of Harrodsburg, KY

2 sisters: Diane Wallace of Gradyville, KY and Connie Youngs of Columbia, KY

Special friend & prayer partner: Sue Erickson of Madison, TN

Several other friends & relatives

 

Funeral Service: Friday, October 13, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Burial: Columbia Cemetery

 

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

 

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the either Agape Unlimited at P.O. Box 50994 Midland, TX 79710 or It Is Written at P.O. Box 6 Chattanooga, TN 37401.

 

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

 

Gilbert Owen Burch, Sr., 79, Jamestown, KY

 
Gilbert Owen Burch, Sr., 79, of Jamestown, KY, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at his home. He was born in Linton, Indiana on May 7, 1944, a son of the late Gilbert M. and Dorothy Holtsclaw Burch.  
 
Owen married Shirley Taylor on November 7, 1964 and there are three children born to their union. 
 
He was a member of Jamestown First Baptist Church. Owen was an instructor by trade and his teaching and leadership nature was instilled in him through all aspects of his life. He was a former youth pastor and deacon at his church in Indiana and was a Sunday School teacher at his church in Jamestown. Owen was a woodcrafter and loved teaching his craft to others. He was a patient teacher and was always able to put people at ease. Owen was the type of person who didn’t meet a stranger and was kind and generous to everyone. He loved the Lord and was an avid Bible scholar. Owen took Jesus with him wherever he went and was looking forward to his homegoing and meeting his Lord. He was a huge role model for his children and grandchildren. Owen was a devoted husband and took excellent care of his wife.  He was a jokester who just enjoyed life.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife of 59 years: Shirley Burch of Jamestown, KY
1 son: Gilbert Owen “Bert” Burch, Jr. (Katia) of Orlando, Florida
2 daughters: Debborah Pritchard (Dudley) of Bell, Florida and Karen Watts of Farmington, Missouri
1 brother: David Burch (Mary) of Bloomfield, Indiana
1 sister: Marjorie Anderson of Bloomfield, Indiana
Brother-in-law: Frank Taylor (Diana) of Indianapolis, Indiana
6 grandchildren & 2 great-grandchildren
 
A memorial service may be held at a later date.
 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Rosella Hancock, 81, Columbia, KY

 

Rosella Hancock, 81, of Columbia, KY passed away on Friday, October 6, 2023 at Baptist Health Lexington. She was born on September 8, 1942 in Taylor, Nebraska to the late Orin Starke and Martha Locker Starke.

 

Rosella was a member of Trinity Church and was a former employee of Modern Vending. She enjoyed crafting and baking, especially when she could share it with others. Rosella could cook a meal for a crowd and make it look easy. She was loved by many and will be missed very much.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Edgar Hancock in 2013 and two brothers: Larry Starke and Rudy Starke.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 daughters: Donna Hancock of Lexington, KY and Ellen Woolery & husband Ed of Richmond, KY

1 grandson: Eddie Woolery

2 great-great nephews: Cy Yarberry and Brody Brock

Special niece: Ashtin Jessie

Sisters-in-law: Pat Starke of Alliance, NE, Jennifer Starke of Bury St Edmonds, England, Vera Burris of Columbus, IN and Carolyn Sue (Rick) Perry of Flora, IL

Brothers-in-law: Gerald (Martha) Hancock of Columbus, IN, Jay Reed (Nancy) Hancock of Lexington, KY, Jeff (Patricia) Hancock of Russell Springs, KY and Ronnie (Danette) Hancock of Columbia, KY

Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives & friends

 

Memorial Graveside Service: Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Haven Hill Cemetery with Bro. Steve Pescosolido officiating

 

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to St. Jude Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN  38148 or the Parkinson's Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Ste 1509, New York, NY 10018

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Mary Bessie Malone, 91, Jamestown, KY


Mary Bessie Malone, 91, of Jamestown, KY passed away Friday, October 6, 2023 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, KY. She was born in Jamestown, KY on August 13, 1932, a daughter of the late Liddie (Lawless) and Arles Chapman.

Ms. Malone was a member of Freedom Christian Church and a retired schoolteacher.

SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Peggy Osborne of Morehead, KY and Lila McGowan (Drew) of Jamestown, KY
1 son: Junior Malone (Sherri) of Russell Springs, KY

4 grandchildren: Tyler (Stephanie) McGowan, Trey (Chelsea) McGowan, Marisa Malone, and Sidney (David) Stephens

5 great-grandchildren: Rylen, Marlee, Tucker, Liddie McGowan and Colt Taylor

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

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, William Ray Malone; a sister, Lizza Garner; and a grandson, Travis McGowan.

Funeral Service: Monday, October 9, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Wendell Roberts and Bro. Scott Gray officiating

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Monday at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel 

Burial: Bethel Cemetery in Jamestown, KY 

Family request memorial donations be made to the Bethel Cemetery and can be made at the funeral home.


Pallbearers: Junior Malone, Tyler McGowan, Trey McGowan, David Stephens, Chuck Malone, Kevin Malone, Tucker McGowan, Rylen McGowan, Marlee McGowan and Colt Taylor

 

Euen Cleston Pike, 83, Columbia, KY


Euen Cleston Pike, 83, of Columbia, KY passed away Friday, October 6, 2023 at the Hospice House of Southern Kentucky in Bowling Green, KY. He was born in Adair County on June 5, 1940 to the late Clyde and Eula Pike.
 

He was also preceded in death by six siblings.

 

Mr. Pike was a member of the Egypt Christian Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.


SURVIVORS:

His wife: Lillie Giles Pike of Columbia, KY

3 children: Johnny, Doug, and Karen

4 grandchildren: Jacob Doss and Adam Doss both of Columbia, KY, Chelsey Treesh of Campbellsville, KY, and Katie Evans (Dalen) of Orlando, FL

6 great-grandchildren

 

A private graveside service will be held and there will be no public visitation.

 

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

Mimi Popplewell, 80, Russell Springs, KY


Mimi Popplewell, 80, of Russell Springs, KY died on as Friday, September 29, 2023. She was born July 7, 1943, the daughter of the late Theodore Popplewell and Jennie Popplewell. 
 

Mimi was the loving mother of Tiffany Stanford of Aurora, Illinois; beloved Grandmother of Chelsea Stanford of Ottawa, Illinois, Alan Stanford of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, and Brooke Moxley of Illinois.

 

She was preceded in death by both parents and four brothers: Orvan, Ollis (Vonnie), Carson, and Thomas; and one sister, Ann McDaniel.

 

SURVIVORS:

4 brothers: Bobby, Spencer (Della), Earl Dean (Cynthia) and Jerry (Sandy)

Many Nieces, Nephews, & Cousins

 

Mimi worked at many jobs, most notably as a dance instructor for Arthur Murray Studios, self-employed Beautician, and at Western Electric. She will be remembered for her love of singing Karaoke and her love of Dancing.

Cremation rites will be afforded by Bernard Funeral Home with a Memorial Service at a later date to be determined.

 

Jeff Henry Little, 19, Columbia, KY


Jeff Henry Little, 19, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at his home. He was born April 15, 2004 to Chip Little and Sheri Banks Little.
 

Jeff was a 2022 graduate of Adair County High School, was employed at Lowes, was a carpenter and loved animals.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Richard Banks.


SURVIVORS:

His parents: Chip and Sheri Banks Little of Columbia, KY

2 brothers: Tray Little of Taylorsville, KY and Isaac Little (fiancé Chloe Clark) of Columbia, KY

2 sisters: Amara Jade Little and Savannah Rain Little of Campbellsville, KY

Great grandmother: Lois Banks of Columbia, KY

Grandparents: Willis and Mary (Lidster) Little of Taylorsville, KY and Barbara Bottoms Banks of Columbia, KY

Uncle: Mark Little of Louisville, KY

2 nieces: Lana Ruth Little and Braelynn Naomi Little of Taylorsville, KY

 

Funeral Service: Friday, October 6, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY with Bro. Steve Willis officiating

 

Burial: Banks-Little Cemetery in Adair County

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Friday at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home

 

Casket Bearers: Isaac Little, Tray Little, Mason Fragmire, Mike Bottoms, Chip Little and Mark Little

 

Honorary: Willis Little and Randall Banks

 

Rodney A. Pavlik, 57, Jamestown, KY

 
Rodney A. Pavlik, 57, of Jamestown, KY passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 12:19pmCT in Columbia, KY. He was born in Chester, PA on July 26, 1966, a son of Mary Ann (Lapowitz) Pavlik of Delaware and the late Michael John Pavlik, Sr.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Curtis Pavlik of Columbia, KY
His mother: Mary Ann (Lapowitz) Pavlik of Delaware
1 sister: Cheryl Figard of Delaware
1 brother: Michael Romeis of Texas
1 granddaughter: Amara Pavlik
 
In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Pavlik and a brother, Joseph Figard.
 
Memorial Service: Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

Johnny Brockman, 52, Windsor, KY

 

Johnny Brockman, 52, of Windsor, KY passed from this life on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at the Medical Center of Bowling Green. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 20, 1970 to Josephine Burton Brockman and the late Ward Brockman.

 

Johnny was a bus driver for Bluegrass Ultra Transit and a farmer. He was a loving son, husband, and father, who loved spending time with his family. Johnny was an avid UK Wildcats and Casey County Rebels fan. He was a craftsman; he loved creating things, “tinkering”, and woodworking. He also enjoyed fishing and rabbit hunting.

 

SURVIVORS: 

His wife of 12 years: Robin Tingle Brockman

His mother: Josephine Brockman

3 children: Zack Chesser, Austin Brockman, and Samantha (Matthew) Smith

1 brother: Troy (Annette) Brockman

Nephew: Jackson Brockman

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 10:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Shannon Cain officiating

 

Burial: Birdie Russell Cemetery

 

Visitation: Friday, October 6, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and on Saturday after 7:30amCT at Bernard Funeral Home

 

Pallbearers: Zack Chesser, Jackson Brockman, Roger Brockman, Bill Brockman, Matthew Smith, and Phillip Bryant

 

Honorary pallbearers: Troy Brockman and Samantha Smith

 

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

 

Tamothy J Smith "Tammy", 60, Columbia, KY

 

Tamothy J. Smith "Tammy", 60, of Columbia, KY passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, October 2, 2023.

 

Tammy was a true warrior at heart. She battled breast cancer bravely, with courage and grace after being rediagnosed 19 years later. She was a mother to all; she spent her life caring for her children, both biological and adoptive. Tammy was known at horse shows where she spent many weekends barrel racing, as "Momma Tammy". She spent the last few years at her happy place, on their houseboat making memories with friends and family at Green River. She will be remembered by her smiling face, spirit filled personality, gift of gab, and her love of animals.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her loving, devoted husband of 31 years: Patrick J. Smith

7 daughters: Amanda (Bobby) Simpson, Brittany (Matt) Receveur, Chastity (Hunter) Hutchins, Cheryl Smith, Julie Smith, Kayla Smith and Samantha Smith

4 sons: Jake Smith, Lucas Smith, Marcus Smith and Patrick Smith

Numerous grandchildren

 

She was preceded death by two sons: Branden Sherley and Cody Smith.

 

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Breast Cancer Society.

 

A Celebration of Life will be announced by the family at a later date.

 

Grissom Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Brenda Edwards Bobbitt , 64


Brenda Edwards Bobbitt, 64, died Friday, September 29, 2023 at Baptist Health Louisville. She was born July 8, 1959 in New Albany, Indiana to Jimmie Edwards and the late Zelona Edwards. 

 

Brenda was a cosmetologist and a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her father: Jimmie Edwards of Edmonton

1 son: Mason Patrick Bobbitt

A host of other relatives & friends

 

Graveside Memorial: Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at the Edwards Cemetery

 

There will be no visitation.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Joe N. Collins, 68, Columbia, KY

 

Joe N. Collins, 68, of Columbia, KY passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at University of Kentucky Bluegrass Hospice Care Center in Lexington, KY. He was born on November 30, 1954 in Glasgow, Barren County, KY to the late Joe Norris Collins, Sr. and Ruth Wilma Jean Jessie Collins.

 

Joe was an emergency dispatcher for Adair County from 1993-2015, the current District 7 Constable, holding office since 1993, a co-owner of Coomer Oil Co., an E.M.T. for several years, and a truck driver for Superior Battery Manufacturing Co. He was active for many years with Adair Search & Rescue and was a member of Columbia Masonic Lodge #96.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Gregory Collins.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Norma Collins of Columbia, KY

1 daughter: Janet Huckaby (Rodney) of Columbia, KY

1 sister: Pamela Bailey of Columbia, KY

Special Friend: Rilda Firkins of Columbia, KY

2 grandchildren: Taylor Burton and Remington Huckaby

1 great-grandchild: Kamree Wilson

A host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 12 Noon at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville St., Columbia, KY

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: Tuesday, October 3, 2023 from 4 P.M. till 9 P.M. and Wednesday after 6 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home

 

A masonic service will be held at 7 P.M. Tuesday evening at the funeral home with the lodge opening for members at 6 P.M. The public is invited to attend.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Oaklie Douglas, 82, Russell Springs, KY


Oaklie Douglas, 82, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at the Lexington VA Health Care Center. He was born on December 13, 1940 in Yosemite, KY, a son of the late Roy and Effie Richardson Douglas.

 

Oaklie was a proud US Army veteran and attended The Church of our Lord Jesus Christ in Burkesville. He was a golf course groundskeeper and a retired electrician and plumber. Oaklie loved working puzzles and woodworking. 
 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Johnnie Douglas of Liberty

1 stepson: Junior (Virginia) Pennington of Columbia

2 brothers: Bobby Douglas and Russell Douglas, both of Liberty

1 sister: Mary Lou Pittman of Liberty

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

 

In addition to his parents, Oaklie was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Chumbley Douglas, who passed away on April 10, 2016; his brother, Floyd (Hazel) Douglas; and his brother-in-law, Hack Pittman. 

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 12:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Troy McWhorter officiating

 

Burial: Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, KY with full military honors by the Russell County Honor Guard

 

Visitation: Wednesday, October 4, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and Thursday after 7:30amCT at Bernard Funeral Home


Pallbearers: Junior Pennington, Cody McGowan, Gavin Partin, Vince Partin, Daniel Troxell, and Bruce Johnson

 

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

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