Welcome to ridingthewave.com
JOIN LISA CLARK EACH WEEKDAY AFTERNOON FOR “LISA LIVE 3 TO 5
BIG DON - WEEKDAYS AT 10AM ON 92.7 THE WAVE!
TUNE IN EACH MORNING FOR MIKE IN THE MORNING!
92.7 THE WAVE..... WE’RE LIVE, WE’RE LOCAL, & YOU CAN COUNT ON US!
BUY, SWAP, SELL & TRADE MON.-FRI. 9:00-10:00 A.M. ON THE SWAP SHOP!

Forgot Password

Not a Member? Sign up here!

Obituaries Archives for 2023-12

Lois Ellen Norfleet, 83, Russell Springs, KY

 

Lois Ellen Norfleet, 83, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, December 30, 2023 at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Jamestown. She was born June 16, 1940 in Carthage, Indiana, the daughter of the late Savel and Opal Butler Conley.

 

Lois was a homemaker and a hairdresser for over twenty years. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, cooking and baking. Lois was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Tim Norfleet of Russell Springs

1 brother: Rick Conley of Carthage, Indiana

3 grandchildren: Tianne Riggs, Chelsea Norfleet and Shaylee Norfleet

3 great-grandchildren: Dallas Riggs, Conner Norfleet, and Hunter Riggs

 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Gilbert Conley and two sisters: Carolyn Campbell and Betty Griffin.

 

Graveside services will be held privately for family only with inurnment in Fairview Memorial Cemetery.

 

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of contributions to Fairview Cemetery Fund, which can be made at the funeral home.

 

Tim would like to say a special “thank you” to everyone that assisted him with taking care of Ms. Lois.

 

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

 

Frances W. Cunningham, 93, of Columbia, KY

 

Frances W. Cunningham, 93, of Columbia, KY died December 23, 2023 at Frankfort Regional Hospital in Frankfort after a short illness. She was born November 26, 1930 to the late Herman and Mary Reed Wesley.

 

Frances was a member of Columbia Christian Church, a homemaker and worked as a teacher’s aide for many years.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Cunningham; a daughter, Renae Miller Dye; a sister, Joy Smith; and a son-in-law, Tom Hayse.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Debora Hayse of Versailles, KY

Son-in-law: Leonard Dye of Olmstead, KY

4 grandchildren: Wes Hayes of Delaware, OH, Beth Gaddis of Lexington, KY, Katie and Sue Miller of Bowling Green, KY

7 great-grandchildren

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at 12:00 Noon at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Martin officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Wednesday

 

Casket bearers: Wes Hayse, De Wilson, Dez Wilson, Kyle Smith, Cody Smith and David Smith

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

 

William K. West, 97, Russell Springs, KY

 
William K. West, 97, of Russell Springs, KY passed away at his home on Thursday, December 28, 2023.  He was born September 16, 1926 in Russell County, a son of the late Edd and Marie Stephens West.  
 
At the age of 8, Mr. West began raising sheep. When he sold his first ewe lamb for $8.00, he was able to start his first bank account. William continued with various forms of livestock – chickens, guineas, sheep, and cattle – 88 years. He cleared his land with a crosscut saw and worked his farm with a team of mules. In all his years of farming, he never owned a tractor. William was a simple man who was no stranger to hard work. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 special daughters: Rebecca Bounds of Russell Springs and Ronette Wilson of Jamestown
1 brother: Amon West of Jamestown
2 sisters: Lucille Semer of Indiana and Sheila Walters of Russell Springs
2 granddaughters: Makayla Hudson and Makenzie Hudson
Special nephew: Mike Boger (Cheryl) of Russell Springs
A host of nieces & nephews
 

In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Olene Coffey West, who passed away April 28, 2005. He was also preceded in death by five brothers and seven sisters.

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Proctor officiating
 
Burial: Bernard Ridge Cemetery
 
Visitation: Monday, January 1, 2024 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and Tuesday after 8:00amCT at the funeral home
 
Pallbearers: Terry McQueary, Mike Boger, Randy Wheat, Tanner Carnes, Nathan Ray, and Caiden McQueary
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Shawn Bounds and Charlie Newland
 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Barbara Jean McGaha, 95, Columbia, KY


Barbara Jean McGaha, 95, of Columbia, KY passed away Thursday, December 28, 2023 at Grandview Nursing Home in Campbellsville, KY. She was born on January 19, 1928 in Kokomo, IN to the late Edgar and Stella Warner Bryant.


She was also preceded in death by her husband, Schuyler McGaha; three sisters: Norma Bauer, Dorothy Roberts, and Wanda Burton; and a brother, Huey Bryant.

 

Mrs. McGaha was a member of the New Hope Separate Baptist Church and enjoyed cooking, reading, sewing, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: Vernie McGaha (Connie) of Russell Springs, KY, Darryl McGaha of Columbia, KY, and Denise Glanzer of Campbellsville, KY

4 grandchildren: Brian McGaha (Jeannie), Susan Taylor, Jennifer Houk (John), and Brandon Glanzer (Alyssa)

6 great-grandchildren: Luke Popplewell, Braxton Glanzer, Skyler Houk, Taylor Houk, Bryant Glanzer, and Xander Houk

2 sisters: Joyce Anderson of Russell Springs, KY and Judy England of Columbia, KY

Several nieces, nephews, friends & other relatives

 

Funeral service: 11:00amCT on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at New Hope Separate Baptist Church with Bro. Casey Davis and Bro Don Neat officiating

 

Burial: New Hope Cemetery 

 

Visitation: Monday, January 1, 2024 from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Tuesday morning until 8:30am at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, and at New Hope Separate Baptist Church from 9:00-11:00amCT on Tuesday 

 

Pallbearers: Vernie McGaha, Darryl McGaha, Brian McGaha, Brandon Glanzer, John Houk, Braxton Glanzer, Luke Popplewell, Bryant Glanzer, and Xander Houk

 

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

 

Brenda Sue Wilson, 78, Columbia, KY

 

Brenda Sue Wilson, 78, of Columbia, KY passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at TJ Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY with her family by her side. She was born in Adair County, KY on July 16, 1945 to the late Thomas S. Smith and Mary Frances Furkins Smith. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Wilson in 1997; six brothers: Rufus, Garnett, Gordon, Richard, James and Davis Allen Smith; and four sisters: Dorothy Perry, Louise Stotts, Jewell Hardin and Shirley Gilpin.

 

Sue attended and was baptized at Bethany Baptist Church.  Many will remember her from when she was employed at Osh Kosh B’Gosh, Wal-Mart and the Discount Tobacco Stores in Columbia. She had a witty humor and a kind heart. She was a huge animal lover, having many cats, dogs and even ducks over the years. Sue always planted a big garden for as long as she was able and liked to cook up the goodies that came from it. Even though she was mostly a homebody, she still liked the occasional adventure with her friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her sister-in-law: Carline Smith of Columbia

Many nieces, nephews & their families

Her fur babies: Sugar & Tiger Lil

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, December 30, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Shelton officiating

 

Burial: Milltown Church Cemetery beside her late husband, Billy Wilson

 

Visitation: After 9:00 A.M. Saturday

 

Casket Bearers:  Dale Smith, Kenny Smith, Bryant Smith, Conor Smith, Mason Carter, Butch Hardin, Ronnie Gilpin, Darrell Carter

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Betty Jane Crawhorn, 61, Russell Springs, KY

 

Betty Jane Crawhorn, 61, of Russell Springs, KY died Sunday, December 24, 2023 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, KY.

 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Edel Wheat Melson and a daughter, Rebecca Judd.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her father: Hershel Melson of Russell Springs

1 daughter: Jennifer Johnson of Somerset

Her life-partner: Terry Morrow of Russell Springs

1 brother: Lee Melson of Jamestown

1 sister: Linda Walker of Knifley

1 grandchild: Derek Johnson

Several other relatives & friends

 

Graveside Service: Friday, December 29, 2023 at 12:00 P.M. at the Jones Chapel Cemetery with burial to follow

 

There will be no visitation.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Glenda Taylor Evans, 77, Columbia, KY

 

Glenda Taylor Evans, 77, of Columbia, KY passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 28, 2023 at Summit Manor Nursing Home. She was born August 13, 1946 in Adair County, a daughter of the late Edward and Marie Hamilton Taylor.

 

Glenda was also preceded in death by her former husband, Keith Evans.

 

Glenda was a retired employee of Cummins Inc. of Columbus, Indiana. She fulfilled her longtime goal of returning to Columbia in 2017. She loved being at home and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, Bible studies and was gifted artistically.

 

SURVIVORS:

4 brothers: Fred (Sheila) Taylor, Edwin (Carolyn) Taylor, and Sammy (Margaret) Taylor all of Columbia, KY and Orville (Donna) Taylor of Cincinnati, Ohio

2 sisters: Jeanette Rucker of Louisville and Rita (Terry) Partin of Columbia

Nephews: John Partin, Tracy Taylor, Trent Taylor, Brian Taylor and Greg Allen

Nieces: Julie Burton, Candi Flatt, Bethany Shain, Deanna Quillen, Melissa Farris and Darlisa Padgett

Several great-nieces, great-nephews, and other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, December 30, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Moon officiating

 

Burial: Jones Chapel Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00 A.M. Saturday

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Jones Chapel Cemetery which can be left at the funeral home.

 

Casket Bearers: Brian Taylor, Tracy Taylor, Trent Taylor, John Partin, Daryl Flatt, Robby Burton

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Leonard Hadley, 78, Russell Springs, KY

 

Leonard Hadley, 78, of Russell Springs, KY, a devoted husband, father, and friend, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2023 surrounded by his children.
 

Retired from Fruit of the Loom in Jamestown, Leonard’s true passion was in his farming, cultivating a life rich in simplicity and deep connections. Leonard's heart beat strongest for his cherished wife, Shirley, of 32 years, whom he wed December 7, 1963. Leonard also had an unwavering love for his children, grandchildren, his church family and community. Whether atop his trusty 4-wheeler tending to the needs of his cows or nestled in a tractor ensuring his animals were cared for, or loving on one his greatest companions, his dog, Rocky; Leonard's days were marked by a quiet dedication to his craft.

 

Living humbly, Leonard's greatest wealth lay in the profound love he bestowed upon his family. His willingness to share words of encouragement and insights into life's challenges became a guiding light for those fortunate enough to seek his wisdom. Leonard's legacy lives on in the lessons learned and the love shared within the tight-knit circles of family and friends.

 

In honoring Leonard Hadley, we celebrate a life well-lived—a life built on love, hard work, and an unwavering commitment to those he held dear. May his memory continue to inspire us all to embrace the simplicity of a humble and loving existence.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: Troy Wayne (Tonya) Hadley, Treva Ann Hadley Cowan, and Trent Edward (Martina) Hadley, all of Russell Springs

4 grandchildren: Baylee Ann Hadley of Louisville, Taylor Lynn (Kelsey) Cowan of Russell Springs, Briley Wayne Hadley of Russell Springs, and Hayes William Hadley of Russell Springs

1 great-granddaughter on-the-way

1 sister: Lucille Polston of Louisville

Special friend: Carol Greer

A host of nieces & nephews
 

In addition to his parents, Leonard was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Campbell Hadley, who passed away on November 24, 1995; two brothers: Arvis Hadley and Paul Junior Hadley; and three sisters: Maxine McDonald, Mary Helen Grant, and Imogene Coffey Grant
 

Funeral service: Saturday, December 30, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Warner and Bro. Jerry Smith officiating

 

Burial: Blakey Cemetery

 

Visitation: Friday, December 29, 2023 from 5:00-8:00pmCT and Saturday starting at 7:30amCT at Bernard Funeral Home

 

Pallbearers: Darren Hadley, Steve Bledsoe, Brent Cundiff, Curtis Grant, Wally Grant, and Joey Polston

 

Honorary pallbearers: Leonard’s grandchildren and Danny Campbell 

 

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

 

Garry Allen Humphress, 87, Columbia, KY

 

Garry Allen Humphress, 87, of Columbia, KY, a son of the late Lee A. Humphress and Estelle Hovious Humphress, was born October 16, 1936 in Columbia, and departed this life on Sunday, December 24, 2023 at his home, surrounded by family.

 

Garry was a retired cabinet maker. He manufactured cherry furniture for 61 years. He enjoyed mowing and spending time outdoors. Garry has loved singing gospel music since 1975 and has been singing with the Living Waters Gospel Group for over 18 years. He professed faith in Christ and was a dedicated member of Mt. Zion Church of God for many years. Garry was a school bus driver for the Adair County School System for 27 years.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife of 66 years: Eleanor Yevonne Humphress of Columbia, KY

Two sons: Timmy Humphress & wife Tammy of Columbia, KY and Todd Humphress & wife Jill of Elk Horn, KY

3 grandchildren: Matthew Humphress and Daniel Humphress & wife Kaci of Columbia, KY and Nick Humphress & wife Brooke of Elk Horn, KY

5 great-grandchildren: McKenzie Humphress, Emma Burton, Rhett Humphress, and Blaine Humphress all of Columbia, KY and Linny Humphress of Elk Horn, KY

A host of other relatives & friends

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister and two brothers: Imogene Dudgeon, Blue Humphress, and Harold Humphress

 

FUNERAL SERVICE: Thursday, December 28, 2023 at 11:00amET at Auberry Funeral Home in downtown Campbellsville with Bro. Jake Eldridge and Bro. Raymond Atwood officiating

 

BURIAL: Harden Cemetery

 

VISITATION: Wednesday, December 27, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmET at Auberry Funeral Home

 

PALLBEARERS: Matthew Humphress, Daniel Humphress, Nick Humphress, Stan Curry, Ronnie Humphress, and Darrel Dudgeon

 

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Living Waters Gospel Group, Wendell Rainwater, William Blair, and Larry Wilson

 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested expressions of sympathy be in the form of donations to Gideon Bibles or to the Harden Cemetery and can be made at the funeral home.

 

Auberry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Lois Ann Sapp, 64, Columbia, KY

 

Lois Ann Sapp, 64, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, December 24, 2023 in Nashville, TN. She was born October 15, 1959 in Adair County, a daughter of the late Herbert and Bonnie Jane Hancock Claywell.

 

Lois was a homemaker and a member of the Columbia Church of God. 

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Leslie Sapp of Columbia

2 brothers: Doyle Burton and Eric Burton (Sherry) of Columbia

2 sisters: Kathy Shelton (Rick) and Cheryl Wall (Jeff) of Columbia

Sister-in-law: Patricia Huddleston of Columbia

Beloved cat: "Mr. Whiskers"

Several nieces, nephews and other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Friday, December 29, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Watson officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: Friday, December 29, 2023 from 9:00 A.M. until time for the service

 

Casket bearers: Jeremy Wall, Casey Wall, Elliot Smith, Justin Burton, Jeremy McQueary and Brandon White

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Eric Collins, 62, Madison, WI (formerly of Russell County, KY)

 
Eric Collins, 62, formerly of Russell County, KY passed away Thursday, December 14, 2023 in Madison, Wisconsin, surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 18, 1961 in Bloomington, IL to Russell and Dorothy Collins. 
 
Eric grew up in Russell Springs, KY and proudly served in the United States Navy.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Marilyn Mitchell
4 sisters: Teresa Milligan, Lisa Lancaster, Carla Wheatley and Rhonda Orman
5 stepchildren: William (Nichole) West, Lyndsey West, Jason West, Jessica (Joe) Fabal, and Olivia Cucco
7 grandchildren
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Beverly (Appleby) Collins.
 
Celebration of Life Service: Thursday, December 28, 2023 at 6:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Tony Stephens officiating
 
Visitation: Thursday from 4:00pm-6:00pmCT at the funeral home
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

Frankie Lynn Chumbley, 55, Columbia, KY

 

Frankie Lynn Chumbley, 55, of Columbia, KY passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2023 as the result of a car accident on Hwy 76 in the Millerfield community. She was born on May 11, 1968 in Adair County. 

 

Frankie loved people and gave unselfishly and with all her heart to others. She established the "Helping Hands Store" which has helped serve the needs of Russell Countians for the past 20 years. Frankie lived life to the fullest with her fun spirit and love for her family. She knew the Lord and Jesus Christ was her Savior. Her family and friends will miss her on earth but we know her spirit continues to live on in eternity, behind a veil that’s not meant for us to see yet. Until we meet again, she will always be in our precious memories.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Dennis Chumbley

3 daughters: Ashley Knight, Brittney Robinson, and Chelsey Lane

Her mother: Cora Mae Lloyd

2 sisters: Vinney Cheek and Angela Franklin

2 brothers: Junior Shofner and Ernie Vaughn 

4 grandchildren: Hallie Knight, Kennedy Robinson, Caroline Robinson, and Olivia Lane

 

Memorial Service: Monday, January 1, 2024 at Hope Ministry Center, 882 Caney Fork Road, Liberty, KY at 4:00pmCT

 

Visitation: After 2:00pmCT on Monday

 

An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.

 

Joann K. Turner, 78, Russell Springs, KY

 

Joann K. Turner, 78, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, December 25, 2023 at her residence. She was born July 5th, 1945 in Russell Springs, a daughter of the late Carrie Kell and Henry Kell.

 

Joann was a former employee of Osh Kosh and of the Baptist faith. 

 

SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Gary Turner of Russell Springs, KY
1 daughter: Theresa Russell (Terry) of Russell Springs, KY

1 son: Billy Coe (Amy) of Russell Springs, KY

3 stepsons: David Turner (Renae), James C. Turner (Andrea), and Scott Turner all of Russell Springs, KY

5 sisters: Brenda Schell of Louisville, KY, Norma Foley, Henrietta Palumbo, and Deloris Miller of Russell Springs, KY and Sherry Lee of Flowery Branch, GA

A host of grandchildren & great-grandchildren

 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Wesley.

Funeral Service: Thursday, December 28, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home

Interment: Salem Cemetery, Hwy 910, Russell Springs, KY

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Nell Frances Allen Ward, 99, Russell Springs, KY

 

Nell Frances Allen Ward, 99, of Russell Springs, KY passed from this life on Tuesday, December 19, 2023. She was born January 12, 1924 in Hazard, Ky, a daughter of the late Henry and Mary Davenport Allen. 

 

At her passing, she was the oldest surviving member of Russell Springs First Baptist Church and was an active servant in her church many years. Ms. Nell had a love for life; she would spread joy and laughter wherever she went. She stayed active, traveling and going on adventures. She loved camping and riding motorcycles and four-wheelers. Ms. Nell was a Red Bird Clogger, an avid UK Wildcat fan, and a fixture in the Ward family tradition, playing 500 Rummy.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Jimmy Rex (Vivian) Ward of Centerville, Ohio and Danny Roger (Cora Agnes) Ward of Wamego, Kansas

3 daughters: Patty Nell Hatfield of Russell Springs, Mario (Jim) Herrell of Wamego, Kansas, and Jenny Lynn (Rudy) Chapman of Jamestown

15 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren & 16 great-great-grandchildren

 

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Adrian Ward and two great-grandchildren: Kasie Brianna Hatfield and Jace Ryan Ward.

 

Funeral Service: Friday, December 29, 2023 at 10:00amCT at Russell Springs First Baptist Church with Bro. Joe Allen and Bro. Christian Naylor officiating

 

Interment: Bethlehem Cemetery in Russell Springs

 

Visitation: Thursday, December 28, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home and after 9:00amCT on Friday at Russell Springs First Baptist Church

 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Tough2gether Foundation, a 501(c)(3) founded by Nell's great grandson while he battled childhood brain cancer which funds pediatric brain cancer research and family support. Checks may be sent to Tough2gether Foundation, 1600 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502 or online at www.Tough2gether.org/donate.  

 

Arrangements for Nell Frances Allen Ward are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.  An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.

 

Pamela Meyer, 56, Columbia, KY

 

Pamela Meyer, 56, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, December 21, 2023 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY. She was born May 7, 1967 in Chicago, IL.

 

Pam was a long-time employee of Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Jeffrey Meyer of Columbia

3 sons: Christopher Meyer of St. Cloud, MN, Justin Meyer (Emily), and Thomas Meyer (Cassie) all of Columbia

1 daughter: Tanya Eldridge (Luke Riddle) of St. Cloud, MN

Her father: Raymond Nichols (Linda) of Apache Junction, AZ

3 grandchildren: Aiden, Eva and August Meyer

1 brother: Doug Martina (Tammie) of Salem, WI

2 sisters: Helene Martina and Heather Martina Gattuso, both of Chicago, IL

A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends

 

Cremation has been chosen.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Arndell Grider, 75, Russell Springs, KY

 
Arndell Grider, 75, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Friday, December 22, 2023 at Russell County Hospital. He was born in Jamestown, KY on December 19, 1948, a son of the late Myrtie (Bell) and Roy A. Grider.
 
Mr. Grider served in the U.S. Army. He was a retired plumber, electrician, and Pastor.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Linda (McGowan) Grider
2 daughters: Cheria Dunbar (Mike) and Christa Bray (Brad Cooper), both of Russell Springs, KY
1 son: Joshua Grider of Russell Springs, KY 
1 sister: Wanda Gayle Mann (David) of Jamestown, KY
5 grandchildren & 10 great-grandchildren
 
In addion to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 2 sisters: JoNell McWhorter and Anna Mae Walters.
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Troy McWhorter and Bro. Matt Franklin officiating
 
Burial: Jamestown Cemetery with full military honors by the Russell County Honor Guard
 
Visitation: Tuesday, December 26, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

Roger Dale Potter, 54, Russell Springs, KY


Roger Dale Potter, 54, of Russell Springs, KY passed from this life on Saturday, December 23, 2023 at his residence. He was born March 21, 1969 in Danville, KY, a son of the late Noel and Dorothy Releford Potter. 
 

He worked for many years as a heating and air technician.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Christie Coppage Potter

2 sons: Roger Dale Potter, II, of Lincoln County and Dalton Potter of Russell Springs

1 daughter: Tessa (Greg) Abston of Esto

2 brothers: Gary Potter and Noel Potter, Jr., both of Danville

1 sister: Gail (Tom) Byrd of Junction City

5 grandchildren: Skylynn Abston, Jansen Abston, Emily Potter, Riley Potter and Grayson Potter

Special nieces & nephews

 

Along with his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his sisters: Cindy Mullins and Cathy Cornett.

 

In adherence to Roger’s wishes, no public services will be held.

 

Arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. 
 

Judie Alley Rice, 81, Columbia, KY


Judie Alley Rice, 81, of Columbia, KY passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 23, 2023 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland in Somerset. She was born September 21, 1942 in Adair County to the late Wallace J. and Claudia Brown Coomer.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Gid Alley, Jr.; a twin sister, Janet Coomer; and a brother, Gerald Coomer.


Judie was a beloved educator, falling in the footsteps of her father and grandmother, teaching primarily Junior and Senior English for 34 years in the Adair County School System. She was a member of Trinity Church serving on many committees during that time. Judie was a leader and sponsored many who pursued a closer walk with God through the Emmaus Walk. Her faith was apparent as she lived her life as an example of the Lord’s servant praying over many people. It has often been said that she had a direct line to God.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Bob Rice of Columbia

Her daughter & son-in-law: Cindy & Larry Walker of Columbia

2 grandchildren: Natalie & husband Neil Goodin of Spring Hill, Tennessee and Wes & wife Baylee Walker of Frankfurt, Germany

4 great-grandchildren: Alley, Barrett and Walker Goodin and Maeve Walker

2 step-daughters: Ashley & husband Howard Stephens of Russell Springs and Amberee & husband Byron Livers of Columbia

Step-grandchildren: Brooklyn, Braxton (Ella), Brayton and Amani Coomer, Cash and Kelsey Stephens

1 brother: Richie Coomer (Sue) of Columbia

Sister-in-law: Cynthia Coomer of Columbia

3 nephews: Neal, Chris and Ben Coomer

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, December 28, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Pescosolido and Bro. Richie Coomer officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: Wednesday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and any time before the service on Thursday

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Trinity Church and can be left at the funeral home.

 

Casket Bearers: Wes Walker, Neil Goodin, Chris Coomer, Neal Coomer, Braxton Coomer, Brayton Coomer, and Cash Stephens

 

Honorary: Ben Coomer

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Stephen Earl Fox, 54, Louisville, KY


Stephen Earl Fox, 52, of Louisville, KY passed from this life on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was born June 25, 1969 in Louisville, a son of the late Earl Keith and Ruby Carol Brumley Fox.

 

He spent 20 years on the road as a semi-truck driver. Stephen was an avid classic car lover and had a vast collection of diecast model cars. He enjoyed cooking out and coming down to Russell County to shoot guns and spend time with family.  Stephen was a kind-hearted man who loved everyone.

 

?SURVIVORS:

His wife: Tammy Ward Fox

2 children: Matthew Wente and Courtney Wente, both of Louisville

2 nieces: Brandi Fox and Megan Sturgeon
Many cousins & other relatives

His loyal beloved friends: Monty Miles and Chris Johnston

 

Along with his parents, Stephen was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Keith Fox and an infant sister, Johnna Fox.

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, December 28, 2023 at 12:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Silverman officiating

 

Interment: Hale Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Thursday until time for service

 

Pallbearers: Matthew Wente, Floyd Ward, IV, Mark Ward, Perry Brumley, Stacy Brumley and Ronald Brumley


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

 

Garry Coomer, 72, Columbia, KY

 

Garry Coomer, 72, of Columbia, KY passed away Friday, December 22, 2023 at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was born on January 18, 1951 in Columbia, KY to the late Jerome and Gladys Munday Coomer. 

 

Mr. Coomer was a former member and song leader for Morris Chapel United Methodist Church and most recently attended the Pleasant Ridge Church. Garry has been an employee of Lindsey Wilson College Plant Operations since he was 19 years old, serving the college for over 52 years, longer than any other employee. Garry was willing to serve the college in any way possible and always with a smile on his face and a positive attitude. Garry’s work at Lindsey Wilson College has not gone unnoticed as the school named the street where the physical plant building is located, Gary Coomer Drive, to honor his lifetime of service. 

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Virginia Bennett Coomer

5 siblings: Bro. Selby Coomer (Shirley) of Mayfield, KY, Dalton Coomer, Loy Coomer (Rita), Darrell Coomer (Connie) and Carolyn Coomer all of Columbia, KY

Sister-in-law: Annette Coomer of Columbia, KY

Special friend: Rita Neat

Caregivers: Paul & Paula

His dog: Zoey

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six siblings: Woodson, James Maxey, Charles Glenn, Alton, Larry, and John Wayne Coomer, and a sister-in-law, Faye Coomer.

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at 12:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Carl Edwards officiating

 

Burial: Morris Chapel Cemetery

 

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

Pallbearers: Eric Coomer, Lewis Clark, Jimmy Bottoms, Shannon Tedrow, Gage Shive, and Jason Bennett

 

Honorary Pallbearers: Lindsey Wilson College Plant Operations, Ronnie Bragg, Donnie Bragg, and Abby Corbin.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Morris Chapel Cemetery Fund or to the Lindsey Wilson College Scholarship Fund in memory of Garry Coomer, and can be left at the funeral home.

 

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

 

Larry Gene Conover, 64, of Columbia, KY

 

Larry Gene Conover, 64, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, December 21, 2023 at the U.K. Chandler Hospital in Lexington. He was born May 1, 1959 in Adair County to Alva Gene and the late Cathy Johnson Conover. 

 

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a sister, Becky Conover Strange.

 

Larry was a member of Columbia Church of God and a retired truck driver.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Pat Mann Conover of Columbia

1 daughter: Dana Holmes (Michael) of Columbia

1 son: Josh Conover (Angie) of Columbia

His father: Rev. Gene Conover of Columbia

2 brothers: Gary Conover and Jon Conover both of Columbia

2 sisters: Teresa Thompson of Georgetown and Pam Popplewell of Russell Springs

7 grandchildren & a host of great-grandchildren

 

Funeral service: Sunday, December 24, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home

 

Burial: Freedom Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 5:00 P.M. Saturday

 

Casket Bearers: Brandon Holmes, Jared Conover, Koh Kroaner, B.J. Huff, Ryan Herron, & Jordan Simpson

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Barbara Marie Smith, 76, Liberty, KY

 

Barbara Marie Smith, 76, of Liberty, KY passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia, KY. She was born Midland, MI on February 5, 1947 to the late Arthur and Teresa Wilke Braley.
 

She was also preceded in death by her son, Daniel Smith.

 

Mrs. Smith was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and enjoyed animals and spending time with her family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: Scott Smith, Brandy Denson, and Amy Smith

3 grandchildren: Bridgett Denson, Caleb Potter, and Charly Drining (Louis)

Several brothers

 

Mrs. Smith chose cremation, and no services are scheduled at this time.

 

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

James Darrell Loy, 65, Columbia, KY


James Darrell Loy, 65, of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY. He was born in Columbia, KY on October 8, 1958 to the late Young Loy and Violet Mildred Brown Loy of Columbia, KY who survives.

 

Mr. Loy was a member of the Pierce’s Chapel Church and a dairy farmer in Adair County. Darrell was a Prairie Farms Producer and when not farming, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Peggy Curry Loy of Columbia, KY

2 children: Kristi Loy Irvin (Marty) and Kasey Loy (Holly), both of Columbia, KY

4 grandchildren: Braxton Irvin, Alex Loy, Andrew Loy, and Madison Irvin

His mother: Violet Mildred Brown Loy of Columbia, KY

2 siblings: Tilford Loy (Sandy) of Columbia, KY and Rita Spires (Keven) of Campbellsville, KY

Several other friends & relatives

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Wes Irvin and Candace Prado officiating

 

Burial: Loy Cemetery

 

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

 

Pallbearers: Alex Loy, Andrew Loy, Braxton Irvin, Tony Joe Compton, Chris Coomer, Clayton Hadley, Mike McMinoway, and Kenny Redmon

 

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

 

Janette Copley Bernard, 71, Russell Springs, KY


Janette Copley Bernard, 71, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at her home. She was born February 14, 1951 in Russell County, a daughter of the late Alvin and Eliza Ragle Copley. 
 

Janette was a former sewing machine operator at Union Underwear in Jamestown. She was such a good seamstress, she was hired to make many sets of curtains and bedspreads for houseboats on the lake. Janette enjoyed reading and collecting cedar wood items, antiques, and Home Interior décor. 

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Dale Bernard of Russell Springs

1 daughter: Karen Bunch of Russell Springs

2 brothers: Ronald Copley and Jimmy (Genova) Copley, both of Russell Springs;

2 sisters: Joyce LaFavers of Russell Springs and Dorothy Luttrell of Dunnville

5 grandchildren: Derek Bernard, Jordan Godsey, Calvin Bernard, Justin Bernard, and Lucas Andrew

4 great-grandchildren: Londyn Bernard, Kynzlee Bernard, Paige Grimsley, and Ashlee Grimsley

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Raymond Bernard; two brothers: Larry Copley and Buster Copley; a sister, Shirley Passmore; and a son, Kevin Bernard. 

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Dunbar officiating

 

Burial: Bethel Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 9:00amCT on Saturday

 

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

Nathan Ray Morrison, 81, Glasgow, KY (formerly of Columbia, KY)

 

Nathan Ray Morrison, 81, of Glasgow, KY (formerly of Columbia, KY), passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2023 at the University of Louisville Hospital. He was born on September 21, 1942 in Adair County, KY to the late J.E. "Ebb" Morrison and Vestora Baker Morrison.

 

Ray was a 1963 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago, IL. He was a licensed embalmer and funeral director for almost 60 years and loved to serve people in their time of need. Ray was a former owner of Grissom-Maupin-Heskamp & Morrison Funeral Home and later worked for various funeral homes in the state.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Judy Vaughn Morrison and his son, Steve R. Morrison, and no doubt is rejoicing in their reunion. 

 

SURVIVORS:

Hs wife: Mary Morrison of Glasgow, KY

3 children: Ellen Shirley, and Denise Wilkinson & husband Will of Glasgow, KY and Anita Fields & husband Greg of Edmonton, KY

6 grandchildren: Chandler Taylor, Ethan and Chandra Ogles, Ricky and Haley Shirley, and Ramie (Taylor) Wilkinson

9 great-grandchildren: Addy, Ezra, Isaiah, Layla, Cooper, Tate, Noah, Maxton and Kase

4 brothers: Bobby Morrison & wife Shirley, Mike Morrison & wife Mary, and Dale Morrison & wife Sheila all of Columbia, KY and Darrell Morrison & wife Carol of northern Indiana 

Special friend: Debbie Underwood of Campbellsville, KY
His dog: Snuggles

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


Funeral Service: Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY 

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: Wednesday, December 20, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and Thursday after 6:00amCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home

 

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Gideon Memorial Bible Program.

 

John Richard Carli, 72, Mt. Washington, KY (formerly of Columbia)

 

John Richard Carli, 72, of Mt. Washington, KY (formerly of Columbia, KY), returned to his Heavenly Father on Saturday, December 16, 2023. He was born in Lockport, Illinois to the late Mario and Joyce (Carlson) Carli on May 31, 1951.

 

Mr. Carli was a member of the Milltown United Methodist Church in Columbia, KY and a member of the McDonald’s Liars Club. John is a 3rd generation mason. After retirement, he spent his time at schools mentoring children as a watch dog and serving lunch.

 

SURVIVORS:

His loving wife of 50 years: Brenda Carli

3 sons: John Richard Carli, Jr. (Lisa), Scott Edward Carli (Selena), and Troy Anthony Carli

7 grandchildren: Dustin Carli, Makayla Renfrow (Austin), Emma Carli, Madison Carli, Colby Carli, Amber Carli, Audrey Carli

2 great-grandchildren: Blayne Carli, Gracelynn Ketterer

3 brothers: Bill Carli (Gail), Richard Carli (Andrea), and Mario Carli (Karen)

3 sisters: Betty Olisar (Scott), Catherine Humphrey (Ron), and Barb McGinn (Lyle)

A host of nieces, nephews, family & friends

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 12:00pmET in the chapel of Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home, 123 Winning Colors Dr., Mt. Washington, KY

 

Burial: Mt. Washington Cemetery

 

Visitation: Wednesday, December 20, 2023 from 3:00pm-8:00pmET and on Thursday from 10:00amET until the time of service 

 

www.subfuneralhome.com

 

Mary Alice McDonald, 77, Jamestown, KY


Mary Alice McDonald, 77, of Jamestown, KY passed away Friday, December 15th, 2023 at her home. She was born in Jamestown, KY on October 12, 1946, a daughter of the late Edith (Grider) and Thomas Bernard.

SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Cleda McDonald of Russell Springs, KY
2 sons: Roy Sullivan of Crestwood, KY and Randy Sullivan of Jamestown, KY
Son-in-law: Jimmy Mullins of Eubank, KY
14 grandchildren & 21 great grandchildren

Other family & friends

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by 3 daughters: Karen Mullins, Francine Fortenberry, Linda Staples, and a granddaughter, Chloe Fortenberry.

Funeral Service: Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 12:30pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Pastor Brian Hadley officiating

Visitation: After 10:30amCT on Tuesday

Burial: Jamestown Cemetery

 

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

 

Barbara Chelf Jones, 77, Columbia, KY


Barbara Chelf Jones, 77, of Columbia, KY peacefully passed away Saturday, December 16, 2023 at TJ Health Columbia, surrounded by loved ones. She was born September 8, 1946 in a log cabin in Knifley, KY, a daughter of the late Presley and Pauline Chelf.

 

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Marion Evelyn Chelf, and her husband J.L. Jones.

 

Barbara spent most of her adult life caring for others. If you were a friend of Barbara’s, you were a friend for life. She was good-hearted, loved unconditionally and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant the world to her.  Barbara was a faithful member of Knifley Christian Church and loved serving and helping others. She loved cooking for her family and spending time with them whenever she could. 

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: David Jones (Becky) of Columbia, KY and Todd Jones (Christina) of Dixon, KY

4 grandchildren: JT Jones (Carrie), Clayton Jones (Fiancé, Emily), Jaylyn Bailey (Cara), and Jamian Bailey (Miranda)

4 great-grandchildren: Rose Michelle Jones, Julia Belle Jones, Reid Bailey, and Nolan Bailey

2 sisters: Trudy Harden of Bowling Green, KY and Maurita Herron (Van) of Knifley, KY

Several special children: Cindy Keltner, Sherry Powell, Bobby Powell, Pat Burton, Doris Moore, and Faye Townsend

Several nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews

 

Funeral Sservice: Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Hugh Withers officiating

 

Burial: Roley Cemetery

 

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

 

Pallbearers: J.T. Jones, Clayton Jones, Jaylyn Bailey, Jamian Bailey, Mason Burton, Talvan Herron, and Weldon Herron
 

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

 

Fredrick Lawrence "Fred" Bohman, 61, Columbia, KY

 

Fredrick Lawrence "Fred" Bohman, 61, of Columbia, KY passed away Friday, December 15, 2023 from injuries sustained in an auto accident in Piqua, OH. He was born in Ohio on October 28, 1962 to the late Maurice and Olivia Evers Bohman.


He was also preceded in death by two brothers: Lorys and James Bohman.

 

Mr. Bohman attended the 3trees Church and was an avid Cleveland Browns football fan. He enjoyed farming, caring for his animals and spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Kelly Curry-Bohman of Columbia, KY

2 stepsons: Nick Curry (Cassy) and Tyler Curry both of Columbia, KY

2 grandsons: River and Jonah Curry

3 brothers: Vernon Bohman (Mary Ann), Kenneth Bohman (Diana), and Edward Bohman (Darlene) all of Ohio

2 sisters-in-law: Barbara Bohman and Beatriss Bohman both of Ohio

Several nieces & nephews

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Jordan Burton officiating

 

Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery

 

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

 

Pallbearers: family & friends

 

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

 

Lewis Dale Coe, 85, Jamestown, KY

 
Lewis Dale Coe, 85, of Jamestown, KY passed away Friday, December 15th, at his home. He was born in Jamestown, KY on May 4, 1938, a son of the late Mary (McClure) and Porter Coe.
 
Dale Coe was a man of few words, but always meant what he said. He loved his family, friends, golf, fishing, UK basketball and sitting on the porch. He was one of the original "Shade Tree Gang" at Lakewood Country Club, and the golf course was one of his most favorite places to be, as well as the porch. He welcomed visitors, as long as before his early bedtime. A sign on the porch sums up the life of Dale Coe: "Welcome to the PORCH" where wasting time is considered TIME WELL WASTED.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Jennifer Coe
1 son: Buddy (Sharon) Coe, both of Jamestown, KY
4 grandchildren: Alisha Bolin, Andrew Bolin, Megan (Stitch) Buthelezi, Nick (Whitney) Coe
6 great-grandchildren: London, Zoey, Liam, Aubree, Deklynn, and Asher
Other family & friends
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Sue (Ramsey) Coe; a daughter, Bobbie Jo Bolin; and a brother, Charles Coe.
 
Funeral Service: Monday, December 18, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Jason Walters officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Monday at the funeral home
 
Burial: Ridgecrest Cemetery, Jamestown, KY
 
The family requests memorial donations be made to the Jamestown Christian Church Building Fund and can be made at the funeral home.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of the arrangements.
 

Pamela Jo Lawless, 62, Russell Springs, KY

 

Pamela Jo Lawless, 62, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Friday, December 15, 2023 at her home. She was born on August 10, 1961 in Russell County, a daughter of the late Grady and Oveline Burton Polston.

 

Pamela was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and reading her Bible. Pamela loved life and spending time with her kids, grandkids, and her dogs. She also liked going to the lake. 
 

SURVIVORS:

2 daughters: Joy (Gary) Spinks of Bowling Green and April (Brian) Rhodes of Louisville

1 son: Joshua Hadley of Russell Springs

8 grandchildren: Tyler Wethington (Maddie Chapman), Katie Wethington, Jackson Rhodes, Lincoln Rhodes, Kennedy Rhodes, Lucas Tucker, Hailey (Davin) Massey, and Aubrey Hadley

2 great-grandchildren: Micah Wethington and Presley Massey

 

In addition to her parents, Pamela was preceded in death by five brothers, Timmy Polston, Jerry Polston, Johnnie Polston, Danny Polston, and Quinton Polston; and one sister, Collene Harmon. 

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 3:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home. Cremation rites will be honored following the service. 

 

Visitation: After 12:00pmCT on Wednesday

 

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

Barbara Sue Foley, 75, Russell Springs, KY

 
Barbara Sue Foley, 75, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at her residence. She was born on September 4, 1948 in Russell Springs, the daughter of the late Arthur Anderson and Marie (Hale) Anderson.
 
Barbara was a long-time employee of Lake Cumberland Housing Agency, a member of Bethlehem Separate Baptist Church, and attended Hayes Chapel Community Church. She loved to cook and serve others and she never met a stranger. Barbara was an avid sports fan and a long-time member of the Russell County Homemakers.
 
SURVIVORS:
Husband: Michael E. Foley of Russell Springs, KY
1 daughter: Susan Adams (Randy) of Russell Springs, KY
3 sons: Jonathan Mark Blakey of Russell Springs, KY, Eric Wayne Blakey (Celestia) of Fallon, NV and Warren Kendrick Blakey (Lisa) of Russell Springs, KY
7 grandchildren: Jacob (Sarah), Logan, Shelby, Johnathon, Colbie, Holly (Brandon) and Katelyn (James)
A host of great-grandchildren
2 sisters-in-law: Lavon Anderson of Russell Springs and Ruth Foley of North Carolina
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. 
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Cole and Pastor Jacob Adams officiating
 
Visitation: Monday, December 18, 2023 after 5:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home
 
Interment: Bethlehem Separate Baptist Church Cemetery, West Hwy 80, Russell Springs, KY
 
Expressions of sympathy are requested to be made to Bethlehem Separate Baptist Church, Hospice of Lake Cumberland or to the Russell County Homemakers and may be left at the funeral home.
 
Pallbearers: Jamie Wooten, Charlie Anderson, Marvin Anderson, Keith Anderson, Troy Anderson and Mike Polston
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Logan Adams and Johnathon Blakey and members of the Russell County Homemakers
 
Special music: Bobby Cole and Daniel Wilson
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Joy Lynn Crockett, 78, Russell Springs, KY

 
Joy Lynn Crockett, 78, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Friday, December 15, 2023 at her residence. She was born on December 5, 1945 in Haubstadt, Indiana, the daughter of the late George and Wanda Southwood.
 
Ms. Crockett was a certified nurses assistant and a veteran of the United States Navy.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 sons: Richard Crockett of Russell Springs, KY, John Collins of Evansville, IN and David Crockett (Ruth) of Hatfield, IN
3 granddaughters, 4 grandsons, 4 great-granddaughters & 3 great-grandsons 
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Phillip Miller officiating
 
Visitation: After 12 Noon on Wednesday at Wilson Funeral Home
 
Interment: Holt-Tucker Cemetery, HWY 1383, Russell Springs, KY
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Jeffery Allen Cooper, 58, Jamestown, KY


Jeffery Allen Cooper, 58, of Jamestown, KY passed from this life on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at his home. He was born November 28, 1965 in Somerset, KY a son of Lyle and Deanna Swanson Cooper. 
 

He made his profession of faith at a young age at Clear Fork Baptist Church. Jeffery was a soft spoken, quiet natured man, who was never known to speak an unkind word of anyone. As a younger man, Jeffery would go on adventures he would call “walk-abouts”. He enjoyed fishing and watching Kentucky ballgames.

 

SURVIVORS:

His companion of many years: Ronette Wilson

His parents: Lyle & Deanna Cooper of Jamestown; his brother, Patrick Cooper (and Angela Edwards), of Mt. Eden

1 sister: Pamela (Kim) Johnson of Jamestown

His aunt: Mary Ann Haney

Special friends: Rebecca & Shawn Bounds and Makayla & Makenzie Hudson

3 nieces: Ameila, Sydney and Angrick

2 great-nieces: Addie Grace and Kayleigh Ann

Other family members & friends

 

Jeffery is preceded in death by his grandparents and his uncle, Richard Swanson.

 

Funeral Service: Friday, December 15, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Beck officiating

Interment: Jamestown City Cemetery 

 

Visitation: After 12:00 noon on Friday

 

Pallbearers: Joshua Muir, Kim Johnson, Patrick Cooper, Shawn Bounds, Tanner Carnes and Nathan Roy


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

Medie Jo Wallis Machen, 90, Columbia, KY (formerly of Sylacauga, AL)

 

Medie Jo Wallis Machen, 90, of Columbia, KY, formerly of Sylacauga, AL, died Sunday, December 10, 2023 at her residence. She was born April 26, 1933 to the late William Russell and Evie Dean Guy Wallis.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louie Earl Machen. 

 

Mrs. Machen was a member of the First Methodist Church in Sylacauga and a homemaker.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Dr. Byron C. Machen (Carol) of Auburn, AL and Ronald T. Machen (Jane) of Sylacauga, AL

1 daughter: Dr. Janice M. Coffey of Columbia, KY

6 grandchildren: John (Kristen) Machen, Rachel (Chris) Williams, Bethany Nicole (John) Bowie, Sarah (Heath) O’Reilly, Harper Anne Machen and Haley Bobbitt

3 great-grandchildren: Gramercy Grace, Charles Elgin and Campbell Ann Williams and Everett Grant O’Reilly

 

Funeral Service: Friday, December15, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, Alabama with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M.

 

Burial: Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Sylacagua

 

The family has requested donations be made to Missy’s Heart which can be left at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home or mailed to the funeral home.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home assisted with local arrangements.

 

Mary Lou Roy, 69, Russell Springs, KY

 

Mary Lou Roy, 69, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2023 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. She was born on August 5, 1954 in Russell County, a daughter of the late Alice Bray Wilson.

 

Mary was retired from Russell Sportswear, and enjoyed farming with her husband, Junior. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mary liked watching Little House on the Prairie and shopping at thrift stores.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Junior Roy of Russell Springs

3 sons: Ricky Roy and Mark (Monica) Roy of Russell Springs, and Gary (Lee Ann) Roy of Columbia

5 grandchildren: Brandon (Maddie) Roy, Zachary Roy, Austin Roy, Katlyn (Jordan) Ford, and Eli Roy

4 great-grandchildren: Ethan Ford, Jackson Ford, Grayson Ford, Cannon McCormack

4 brothers: Estil (Marlene) Wilson of Indiana, Cyrus Wilson, Eugene (Nancy) Wilson, and Jimmy Wilson all of Russell Springs

4 sisters: Ava (Lee) Johnson, Doris (William) Hadley, and Dorothy (James) Miller all of Russell Springs and Laurie Roy of Columbia

 

In addition to her mother, Mary was preceded in death by a sister, Eva Ray Lay.

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with her son, Bro. Gary Roy and Bro. Bobby Withers officiating

 

Burial: Wilkerson Cemetery

 

Visitation: Tuesday, December 12, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and Wednesday from 7:30amCT until time of service

 

Pallbearers: Zachary Roy, Brandon Roy, Austin Roy, Eli Roy, Jordan Ford, and Jared Harrell

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wilkerson Cemetery and can be made at the funeral home.

 

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

 

Kenny Lee Luttrell, 57, Russell Springs, KY

 
Kenny Lee Luttrell, 57, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, December 09 2023 at University of Kentucky Hospital. He was born on September 18, 1966 in Columbia, KY, the son of Janice Blair of Russell Springs, KY and Gary & Lena Luttrell of Russell Springs, KY.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Amber Curry (Steven) of Columbia, KY
2 sons: Nick Luttrell of Campbellsville, KY and Weston Luttrell of Berea, KY
His mother: Janice Blair of Russell Springs, KY
His father & stepmother: Gary & Lena Luttrell of Russell Springs, KY
1 sister: Diana Porter of Russell Springs, KY
2 brothers: Darrin Blair (Melissa) and John Luttrell (Erin), both of Russell Springs, KY
6 grandchildren: Kolton, Ayden, Azlynn, Reagan, Hunter and London
6 very special nieces & nephews 
Special friend: Dena Pittman
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Darrin Blair officiating
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Tuesday at Wilson Funeral Home
 
Interment: Hale Cemetery, French Valley Road, Russell Springs, KY
 
Pallbearers: John Luttrell, Nick Luttrell, Zachary Porter, Darry Flatt, Kolton Luttrell and Roger Collins
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Russell County First Responders
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Irene Shearer Knight, 97, Jamestown, KY

 
Irene Shearer Knight, 97, of Jamestown, KY passed away Sunday, December 10, 2023 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, KY. She was born in Jamestown on December 9, 1926, a daughter of the late Bertie (Hadley) and Lawrence Blakey.
 
SURVIVORS:
4 sons: Roger Shearer of Jamestown, KY; Phillip Shearer (Joy) of Somerset, KY; Mitchell Shearer (Dean) of Jamestown, KY; and Rufus Shearer, Jr. (Betty) of Russell Springs, KY
2 stepdaughters: Pat Napier and Kim Stadler of OH 
1 sister: Evelyn Phelps of Columbia, KY
18 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, and several great & great-great-grandchildren
Many other family members & friends
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Rufus Shearer; her current husband, Gilbert Knight; a son, Jerry Shearer; a daughter, Loretta Bertram; five sisters: Enola Wheat, Noma Holt, Exzona Bloyd, Nadine Loy, and Nona Blakey; and two brothers: Garvin Blakey and Wesly Blakey.
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Bobby Coe officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Wednesday
 
Burial: Jamestown Cemetery
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Allen Scott "Shag" Crouch, 59, Columbia, KY


Allen Scott “Shag” Crouch, 59, of Columbia, KY died Friday, December 8, 2023 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. He was born December 6, 1964 in Dayton, OH.  

 

He was a surveyor with McKinney Surveying. 
 

He was preceded in death by his father, Jim Crouch and a sister, Diana Lynn Perkins.

 

SURVIVORS:

His mother: Roberta Rice Crouch of Columbia

2 brothers: Jeff Crouch (Kelly) of Columbia and Doug Crouch of Columbia

 

Funeral service: Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Willis officiating

 

Burial in Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation after 10:00 A.M. Sunday at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Dwight Hale, 80, Paducah, KY (formerly of Adair County)

 
Dwight Hale, 80, of Paducah, KY passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at at 2:28 p.m. at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center. He was born October 11, 1943 in Tompkinsville, KY, a son of the late Orvil Woodman Hale and Dollye Ellen Burchett Hale, and grew up in “The Holler” of Adair County, KY. 
 
Dwight was a 1961 graduate of Adair County High School. He retired from Trunkline Gas Company after 35 years of service in 1997 as Area Superintendent. Dwight was an avid University of Kentucky Basketball fan and loved his family and friends. He enjoyed his Ford Truck, motorcycling, camping, fishing, boating, woodworking, fabricating and crafting decor items.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Darlene Waldron Hale
3 daughters: Mellony Hale, Tracy (Clay) Jenkins and Jackie Green all of Paducah, KY
1 step-son: Phillip (Karen) Nethery of Brandon, Mississippi
1 step-daughter: Christina Coburn of Paducah, KY
2 sisters: Carolyn Boyer (Terry) of Mattoon, Illinois and LaVerne Jessee (Gene) of Columbia, KY
6 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 2 step-great grandchildren
Mother of his 4 children: Betty Butler
Several nieces and nephews.
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, David Hale; three sisters: JoAnn, Rachel and Dana; three brothers: Darrell, Walter and Timmy; and the mother of his step-son (Phillip), Tommie Jean Hale.
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Milner & Orr Funeral Home in Paducah, KY with Rev. Darrin Hale officiating
 
Visitation: Beginning at 11:00amCT on Saturday at the funeral home
 
This obituary is a courtesy to the family by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.
 

Reda Faye Rooks, 64, Columbia, KY

 

Reda Faye Rooks, 64, of Columbia, KY passed away Thursday, December 7, 2023 at Russell County Hospital in Russell Springs, KY. She was born on March 9, 1959 in Adair County to the late Billy and Hazel McQueary Harmon.

 

Mrs. Rooks was a member of the Free Union Separate Baptist Church and enjoyed shopping and spending time with her family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband of 48 years: Roy Rooks of Columbia, KY

1 daughter: Kim Rooks Bryant (Jessie) of Columbia, KY

3 grandchildren: Dylan Godsey (Brittney), C. J. Bryant, and Emma Bryant

2 great-grandchildren: Abigail and Colton Godsey

5 siblings: Pam Doss (Richard) of Columbia, KY, Lisa Morgan Graves of Greenbrier, TN, Lois Ferguson (Greg) of Georgetown, KY, Gayla Hilliard (Charles) of Springfield, TN, and Roger Harmon of Texas 

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her In-laws: J. C. and Glenna Rooks; a sister, Vickie Phelps; and a brother, Rodney Harmon.

 

Funeral Service: Monday, December 11, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Free Union Separate Baptist Church with Bro. Craig Huddleston officiating

 

Burial: Free Union Cemetery

 

Visitation: Monday from 10:00am-2:00pmCT at Free Union Separate Baptist Church


Pallbearers: Dylan Godsey, C. J. Bryant, Jason Doss, Ryan Doss, Jesse Graves, and Brandon Bennett.

 

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

 

Betty Jane Williams, 79, Dunnville, KY

 
Betty Jane Williams, 79, of Dunnville, KY passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. She was born on June 8, 1944 in Liberty, KY, a daughter of the late Willie Aubrey DeHart and Nannie Bell Chumbley DeHart.
 
Mrs. Williams was a retired custodian from Casey County High School and a member of Mt. Calvary Community Church in Dunnville, KY. She loved being a grandmother and enjoyed her precious grandchildren.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Billy Williams of Dunnville, KY
2 sons: Rickey Buis (Jennie) of Flaherty, KY and Marty Buis of Eubank, KY
5 grandchildren & 12 great-grandchildren 
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers: Clifford DeHart and Morris DeHart. 
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Allen Roberts officiating
 
Interment: Luttrell Cemetery in Liberty, KY
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Saturday at the funeral home 
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Mary Ernestine Bennett, 86, Columbia, KY

 
Mary Ernestine Bennett, 86, of Columbia, KY passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at her residence. She was born in Adair County on July 7, 1937 to the late Enos and Ozella Coomer Moss. 
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Delbert Moss. 
 
Mrs. Bennett was a member of the Morris Chapel Methodist Church and enjoyed flower gardening, sewing, and spending time with her family and friends.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Walton Bennett of Columbia, KY
2 daughters: Sandy Bennett (Tommy) and Missie Harvey (Kevin) both of Columbia, KY
3 grandchildren: Jason Sneed (Candace) of Campbellsville, KY, Tasha Davis of Columbia, KY, and Kayla Coomer (Logan) of White House, TN
4 great-grandchildren: Riley Thomas, Brooklyn Thomas, Maddie Davis, Oaklynn Sneed 
Several other friends & relatives
 
Funeral Service: Friday, December 8, 2023 at 10:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Coffey officiating
 
Burial: Morris Chapel Cemetery
 
Visitation: Thursday from 4:00-8:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 
Pallbearers: Jason Sneed, Kevin Harvey, Rex Bennett, Tim Moss, Logan Coomer, Ronnie Bragg, and Donnie Bragg
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Jeanette Blankenship, 83, Russell Springs, KY

 
Jeanette Blankenship, 83, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, December 4, 2023 at Russell County Hospital. She was born in Kokomo, IN on October 22, 1940, a daughter of the late Elizabeth (Betsy) (Grider) and Adrian McFarland.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Jane Gunter of Dallas, NC
2 sons: Joel Blankenship of Greensboro, NC and Jack Blankenship of Russell Springs, KY
1 sister: Louise Bradshaw of Jamestown, KY
1 brother: Barry McFarland of Munfordville, KY
6 grandchildren
Many other family members & friends
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, John Blankenship, Jr.; a son, John Blankenship III; and an infant brother.
 
Funeral Service: Friday, December 8, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Bill Welker officiating
 
Burial: Jamestown Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Friday
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

Ricky Lee Whittle, 50, Jamestown, KY

 
Ricky Lee Whittle, 50, of Jamestown, KY passed away Sunday, December 3, 2023 in London, KY. He was born January 3, 1973 in Shelbyville, KY, a son of the late Gary Lee and Helen Jean Hammonds Whittle.  
 
Ricky enjoyed fishing whenever he had the chance, but he really loved to travel and just “do his own thing.”
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Jessie Whittle (& Kayla Camp) of Jamestown
1 daughter: Haley Whittle of Russell Springs
2 sisters: Anna Santos (& Rosalino) of Russell Springs and Tammy Swartz of Nancy
1 grandson: Matthew Whittle
6 nephews & 4 nieces
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Silverman officiating
 
Cremation rites will be honored following the service.  
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Wednesday at the funeral home
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the funeral home to offset funeral expenses.
 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Jeffrey D. Pierce, 57, Russell Springs, KY

 
Jeffrey D. Pierce, 57, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, December 3, 2023 in Russell Springs. He was born in Indianapolis, IN on October 24, 1966, a son of the late Jim Pierce and Lillian (Snow) Pierce.
 
Mr. Pierce was a business owner and a truck driver.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Amber Nicole Pierce (Clayton Cummings) of Indianapolis, IN and Taylor Lynn Robertson (Trevor) of Russell Springs, KY
2 brothers: Ricky Pierce (Pam) of Russell Springs, KY and Randy Pierce of Jamestown, KY
3 grandchildren: Trinity Lynn Robertson, Ender Gene Cummings, and Willo Deann Cummings
Nieces, nephews, and other family & friends
 
Visitation: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 from 11:00am-1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with cremation to follow.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of the arrangements.
 

Joanna Gilpin Rogers, 89, Louisville, KY (formerly of Columbia, KY)

 
Joanna Gilpin Rogers, 89, of Louisville, KY (formerly of Columbia, KY), passed away Sunday, December 3, 2023 at Summit Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Adair County on December 23, 1933 to the late Lawrence and Louella Hurt Gilpin. 
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Houston Rogers; six siblings: Hurt, Otley, Alvis, Allen, and Hollis Gilpin and Lucy Breeding; and her many beloved Pekingese, most recently “MeTu”.
 
Mrs. Rogers was an active member of the Bethany United Methodist Church in Louisville, KY where she was a faithful member of the Prayer Team. Mrs. Rogers was a dedicated teacher and started her teaching career in a 1-room school at Sulphur Springs School in Adair County. She taught in Jefferson County for many years and retired as a Reading Specialist at Layne Elementary. She enjoyed going to Riverside, the Farnesley-Moremen Landing Park to walk and exercise with friends. In her 80’s she walked two 5k's, the Indianapolis Mini Marathon and the Gobble Wobble in Lewisburg, TN, finishing 1st in her age group. She also enjoyed traveling, camping with her late husband Houston and spending time with her family and friends.
 
SURVIVORS:
7 nieces & nephews: Sue Coomer (Richie) of Columbia, KY, Lou Anne Coomer (Steve) of Columbia, KY, Phyllis Yaglowski (Carl) of Columbia, TN, Bridget Rowe (Freddie) of Columbia, KY, Dick Gilpin of Arizona, Ken Gilpin (Debra) of Kansas, and Suzette Gilpin of Louisville, KY
Several great nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Rev. Matthew Oakes and Rev. Richie Coomer officiating
 
Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Wednesday at the funeral home
 
Pallbearers: Neal Coomer, Landon Coomer, Derek Coomer, Chuck Rogers, Charles Breeding, and Tony Rodgers
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

William Elford Selby, 92, Russell County, KY

 
William Elford Selby, 92, of Russell County, KY passed away on Friday, November 29, 2023. He was born on August 14, 1931 in Russell County to the late Lilburn and Myrtie “Bloyd” Selby.
 
Mr. Selby grew up alongside two brothers: Orvis and Herlon Selby and a sister who passed away in infancy. His roots were deeply planted on the Selby family farm, shaping his values and character. During the Korean War, he honorably served in the Navy aboard the Destroyer USS Hale and fatefully met the mother of his children during shore leave in Boston. In 1955, like many others, he transitioned to city life, securing a job with General Electric in Louisville. Then he married Caroline Bennett twice (once in Kentucky and again in Massachusetts), and they had 2 daughters and a son. 
 
After experiencing life’s twists, including divorce, he retired from General Electric after 30+ years and returned to the family farm thereafter. This rustic haven remained his home until just a few weeks ago, a testament to his deep connection of his origins. William believed in God and displayed a profound love for every creature on Earth, refraining from causing harm even to a mouse. He dearly loved his pets, everything from a pet box turtle to his late dog and kitty cat “Tiger”.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Linda Caldwell (Tom) and Teresa Scherffius (Steve)
(One like a daughter to him): Kasey Kinnaird-Meece 
2 sons: David Selby and William Kinnaird (Ashley)
6 grandchildren & 9 great-grandchildren
Many other friends & family
 
Visitation: Friday, December 8, 2023 from 10:00am-11:45amCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY followed by Graveside Military Honors at 1:30pmET (12:30pmCT) at Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, KY
 
In honor of his compassionate spirit, the family suggests donating to your local animal shelter in lieu of sending flowers.
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Dannie Martello Kelley, 77, Columbia, KY

 

Dannie Martello Kelley, 77, of Columbia, KY passed away Saturday, December 2, 2023 at his residence, with his wife by his side. He was born in Adair County on August 19, 1946 to the late Elzay and Pearl Mae Earls Kelley.
 

He was also preceded in death by a son, Todd Kelley.

 

Mr. Kelley was a member of the Hadley Community Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed driving his truck over the road working and riding motorcycles.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Janice Grant Kelley of Columbia, KY

2 daughters: Stacie Lynn and Lori Ann

4 grandchildren

2 brothers: Ronald Kelley and Ted Kelley (Sharon)

Several other friends & relatives

 

Funeral Service: Monday, December 4, 2023 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Watson officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by VFW Post 6097

 

Visitation: Monday after 6:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Pallbearers: Bryan Caldwell, Mason Caldwell, Dennis Selby, Nick Devore, Travis Coomer, and Tony Loy

 

Honorary pallbearers: Glenn and Lesha Breeding, Albert Cundiff, Phillip Cundiff, John Hagy, and Gus Campbell
 

Betty Lou Stapp Brown, 81, Jamestown, KY


Betty Lou Stapp Brown, 81, of Jamestown,  KY passed away on Friday, December 1, 2023 at her home. She was born at home on November 4, 1942 in Jamestown, KY, a daughter of the late Christopher Clyde and Hallie Pearl Miller Hudson.
 

Betty was a member of Russell Springs First Baptist Church  She lived for her family and was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She cherished every moment she had with her family, calling to check on her “boys” every day. She also loved playing the piano. Her and her sister, Peggy, frequently visited nursing homes to sing gospel hymns and play for the residents. Betty Lou was passionate about decorating homes while working as a Home Interiors decorator. Betty was also a mother to many children while serving as a foster parent with her husband, Otha, for several years. 


SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Mark (Chanda) Stapp of Laurel, MS and Chris (Tammie) Stapp of Jamestown

1 brother: Jack Hudson of Russell Springs, KY

3 sisters: Sue (Jackie) Aaron of Russell Springs, Hilda Miller of Ohio, and Peggy Snow of Russell Springs

5 grandchildren: Daniel Stapp, Samuel (Lancy) Stapp, Luke Stapp, Rebecca Stapp, and Cade Harris

2 great-grandchildren: Sophie Stapp and Levi Stapp

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Otha Brown, who passed away October 19, 2018; and four brothers: Jimmy Hudson, Phillip Hudson, Hubert Hudson, and Christopher Hudson.

 

Funeral Service: Monday, December 4, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Pastor David Shepherd officiating

 

Burial: Rexroat Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

Billy Bybee, 81, Columbia, KY

 

Billy Bybee, 81, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, November 30, 2023 at  TJ Samson Hospital in Glasgow. He was born October 29, 1942 in Adair County to the late Charlie and Julie Hawkins Bybee.

 

Billy was a retired electrician having owned and operated Bybee’s Electric Service and a member of Church of Christ.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Harold Burton (Mattie) of Columbia

2 daughters: Ginger Eaton (James) of Columbia and Beverly Smith (Bobby Coffey) of Columbia

1 sister: Ethel Bybee of Edmonton

6 grandchildren: Emily Smith of Columbia, Whitney Smith of Pineville, Logan, Kayla and Sophie Eaton of Columbia and Dawn Reliford of Columbia

 

Graveside Service: Monday, December 4, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at the Columbia Cemetery with burial to follow

 

Visitation: Monday, December 4, 2023 after 10:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Jeanette Bottom Wolford, 88, Russell Springs, KY


Jeanette Bottom Wolford, 88, of Russell Springs, KY passed from this life on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at the Russell County Hospital. She was born May 3, 1935 in the Royville Community of Russell County, the daughter of the late Bert and Tressie Bottom.

 

Jeanette was formerly employed by Grider Insurance Agency and as City Clerk of Russell Springs. She was a member of First Baptist Church and attended Faith Baptist Church. Jeanette was a devoted mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, and talking with friends and relatives.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elba Wolford; three brothers: Raymond Bottom, Veston “Bocky” Bottom, and William “Billy” Bottom; one sister, Janis Holt; and five infant siblings.  
 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Teresa Wolford of Russell Springs

2 sons: Joel Wolford & wife Connie of Frankfort, KY and Eric Wolford & wife Susan of Russell Springs

3 grandchildren & 2 great-grandchildren

A host of dearly loved nieces, nephews, cousins, & friends

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Richie Curtis officiating

 

Visitation: Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and on Sunday, December 3, beginning at 7:30amCT

 

Pallbearers: Myles Bottom, Terry Waddell, Adam Daniel, Brandon Eads, Adrian Eads, and Dustin Shearer

 

Special music: Erin Wolford

 

Interment: Bethlehem Cemetery

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42503, or to the WHAS Crusade for Children, 520 W. Chestnut St., Louisville, KY 40202. Donations can be left at the funeral home. 
 

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

 

On Air Now

Don Salmon
Don Salmon
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Regular Programming

CNN News

Entertainment News

Wave Weather Sponsors



POWER MAX DOPPLER & SEVERE WEATHER REPORTS
SPONSORED BY:
BARGER INSURANCE &

JACK&JACK INSURANCE
 

LISTEN LIVE TO 92.7 THE WAVE FOR SEVERE WEATHER UPDATES... 


 

WEATHER LINKS

WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

STORM PREDICTION CENTER