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Obituaries Archives for 2024-02

Clora "Lucille" Stotts, 89, Columbia, KY

 
Clora “Lucille” Stotts, 89, of Columbia, KY passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2024 in Jamestown, KY. She was born in Sparksville, KY on April 1, 1934 to the late Thomas Wilbert and Mary Furkins Stotts. 
 
Lucille was a member of the Dunnville Church of God and enjoyed reading her Bible, attending church, working puzzle books, and spending time with her family and friends.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 daughters: Debbie Glover of Jamestown, KY, Shelia Stotts of Campbellsville, KY, and Yvonne Spoon of Orlando, FL
4 grandchildren: Chris Alan Stubbs, Thomas Stanley Rawlings, Christina Marie Rawlings (Brad Garlarza), and Morgan Paige Glover (Richard Burton)
Several great-grandchildren, friends, & other relatives
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeffrey Neal Spoon and a sister, Zelma Fudge.
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in Columbia, KY with Bro. Ted Stidham officiating
 
Burial: Antioch Cemetery
 
Visitation: Saturday after 10:00amCT at the funeral home
 
Pallbearers: Richard Burton, Chris Stubbs, John Stubbs, Billy Joe Fudge, Thomas Rawlings, and Brad Garlarza.
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Linda Marie Schmidt, 70, Columbia, KY

 

Linda Marie Schmidt, 70, of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, February 25, 2024 at T.J. Health Columbia. She was born on June 17, 1953 in Staten Island, NY to the late Joseph and Anna Legac Burns. 
 

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Mary Burns.

 

Ms. Schmidt enjoyed the ocean, music, and sailing, but the love of her life was her family, especially her grandchildren.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Chris Schmidt (Rebecca) of Columbia, KY and Joseph Schmidt (Sevdagul) of Turkey

2 grandchildren: Cole and Anna Schmidt

 

The family chose cremation and will have a private service at a later date. 

 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Jeanetta Peers Scholarship Fund at Lindsey Wilson College 210 Lindsey Wilson St. Columbia, KY 42728.
 

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

Dianne Dee Fuller, 67, Russell Springs, KY

 

Dianne Dee Fuller, 67, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Russell County Hospital. She was bianne was born on August 17, 1956 in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of the late Max and Barbara Murray Rickettes.

 

She was a homemaker and a member of the Jamestown Christian Church. Dianne loved to sing and dance and listen to rock & roll music. Her life revolved around her family, especially her grandchildren.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 children: Herbie Harris and Nicole Fuller (Harley Wimberly), both of Russell Springs, KY

7 grandchildren

 

Per Dianne’s wishes, cremation rites were honored and no services are scheduled.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at the funeral home to help the family offset final expenses.

 

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

 

David Edrington, 59, formerly of Adair County, KY


David Edrington, 59, formerly of Adair County, KY died Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Green Hill Manor Nursing and Rehab in Greensburg, KY. He was born March 27, 1964 in Adair County to the late Edwin Russell and Darlene Burtony Edrington. 
 

David attended Kellyville Community Church and enjoyed hunting and his dogs.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Amanda Firkins (Roger) of Columbia

1 brother: Jr. Edrington of Columbia

2 sisters: Susan Bohannon (Ricky) and Becky Brown (Dallas Cofer) of Columbia

2 grandchildren: Angelina & Quintonn

Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 10:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Watson and Bro. Gene Dale Holmes officiating


Burial: Grant Cemetery in the Mt. Carmel community

 

Visitation: After 4:00 P.M. Monday

 

Casket Bearers: Gary Powell, William Powell, Wesley Bohannon, Clifton Taylor, Tommy Cook, and Harold Lawless

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Ollen Davis Janes, 89, Columbia, KY

 

Ollen Davis Janes, 89, of Columbia, KY passed away February 24, 2024 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born in Adair County, KY on January 23, 1935 to the late Galeon and Sallie Keltner Janes.

 

Mr. Janes was a member of the Pickett’s Chapel Church and the Adair County Cattlemen’s Association. He was a veteran of the United States Army and enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends. 

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Bonnie Janes of Columbia, KY

1 son: Barney Janes (Doris) of Columbia, KY

4 grandchildren: Sarah Streeval (Keith), Michael Janes, John Janes, and Rebecca Godsey (Alan)

11 great-grandchildren: Christian and Wade Janes, Merlin and Christina Godsey, Timothy, Matthew, Zachery, Jackson, Benjamin, Katelyn, and Madelyn Streeval

1 sister: Phyllis Stone (Jimmie) of Columbia, KY

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Bella Dawn Streeval and eleven siblings: Herbert, Payne, Norman, Bill, Lewis, and Johnnie Janes, Ernestine Kemp, Ruth Burris, Freida Smith, Sue Cundiff, and Retter Bailey.

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Wisdom and Bro. Larry Huckaby officiating

 

Burial: Tarters Chapel Cemetery with military honors provided by VFW Post 6097

 

Visitation: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 4:00pm-8:00pmCT and Wednesday morning until time for the service

Pallbearers: Michael Janes, John Janes, Keith Streeval, Alan Godsey, Timothy Streeval, Steve Smith, and Mark Baker

 

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

 

Brenda Sue Brown, 77, Columbia, KY


Brenda Sue Brown, 77, of Columbia, KY died Friday, February 23, 2024 at her home. She was born December 19, 1946 in Blackey, KY to the late Ben and Virginia Hamilton Caudill. 
 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mervil Leon Brown; a daughter, Susan Harrison; and a son, Johnny Michael Sutton. 


She was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 daughters: Holly Brown Snyder (Chris) of Glasgow and Sonja Bell (Rick) of Edmonton

1 brother: Tim Caudill of Blackey, KY

1 sister: Nancy Caudill Oaks of Blackey, KY

8 grandchildren: Joseph Harrison, Ginger Sutton, Dylan Snyder (Amanda), Lexie Robbins (Matt), Landyn Houchens (Dillon), Emma Snyder, Raylan Bell, and Twanna Abbott (Noah)

12 great-grandchildren: Noah, Riley, Trenton, Emilia, Brady, Addison, Keelan, Banks, Maylee, Lennix, Dawson, River and expecting #13, Christopher, in the near future

Her companion of over 20 years: Gary Burton of Campbellsville

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Jones officiating

 

Burial: Ragan Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 4:00 P.M. Monday

 

Casket Bearers: Tim Caudill, Chris Snyder, Rick Bell, Dylan Snyder, Matt Robbins, Dillon Houchens, Noah Cook

 

Honorary: Brady Snyder, Dawson Houchens, River Houchens, Banks Robbins

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Karen Sue Roy, 68, Russell Springs, KY


Karen Sue Roy, 68, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024 at her residence. She was born March 4, 1955 in Albany, KY, the daughter of Gabe Orton and Lena Wells Orton.

Karen was a long time accountant with Grider Insurance Agency and member of Pine Grove United Baptist Church. 

SURVIVORS:
Husband: Artis Roy of Russell Springs, KY 
1 daughter: Karla Turley (Robert) of Murray, KY

1 son: Kyle Roy (fiancée Kimberly Bogner) of Stow, OH

1 sister: Wanda Miick (Mark) of Russell Springs, KY

2 grandchildren: Jenna and Gabe Turley

Niece: Tonja Robinson (Zach)


Funeral Service: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 3:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Joe Gosser and  Bro. Alan Voils officiating

Visitation: After 1:00pmCT on Tuesday at Wilson Funeral Home

Interment: Pine Grove Cemetery, Highway 3525, Russell Springs, KY


Pallbearers: Thomas Johnson, Trent Roy, Ben Roy, Zach Robinson, Stephen Oliver and Greg Wells


Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Mike Gilpin, 75, Columbia, KY

 

Mike Gilpin, 75, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 12:45 A.M. at TJ Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover Cleveland and Edith Furkins Gilpin.


SURVIVORS:

His Aunt: Dean Ryan of Louisville

 

There will be no Visitation or Funeral Service.

 

Burial: Cane Valley Cemetery

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Nedra Susie Devore, 68, Russell Springs, KY

 
Nedra Susie Devore, 68, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at her home. She was born in Liberty, KY on January 30, 1956, a daughter of the late Bernetta (Mondie) and Preston Pendleton.
 
Susie was a retired bus driver and attended Hope Ministry Center in Liberty, KY.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Ginger Devore (Jason Brown) and Rebekah Devore (BFF Jill Popplewell), both of Russell Springs, KY 
2 sons: James Devore (Jamie) of Louisville, KY and Joshua Pendleton (Elisha) of Benton, KY
1 sister: Shirley Beville (David) of Liberty, KY
5 grandchildren & 1 great-grandchild
Other family & friends
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Devore and a brother, Ray Pendleton.
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Brenda Jones officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Saturday at the funeral home
 
Burial: Salem Cemetery in Liberty, KY
 
Pallbearers: James Devore, Wyatt Devore, Will Devore, David Beville, Shea Burton, Joshua Pendleton, Damien Corbett, and Jonathon Taylor.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

John L. Ritzie, 79, Breeding, KY


John L. Ritzie, 79, of Breeding, KY passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at the T.J. Health Columbia. He was born on July 5, 1944 in Hamilton, OH to the late Fredrick J. Ritzie and Virginia Rollins Ritzie.
 

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Gerri Ritzie Carter.

 

Mr. Ritzie was a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church and enjoyed Bowling, Woodworking and spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Townya West Ritzie of Breeding, KY

4 children: David Ritzie (Michelle) and Melissa Smith (Rob) of Hamilton, OH; Jolyn Morgan (Dan) and Lathan Ritzie of Breeding, KY

10 grandchildren: Bryan Bowlin (Caitlyn), Travis Ritzie (Paige), Jessica Flores, Olivia Ritzie, Sophia Ritzie, Devery Smith, Kaylen Smith, Raeonna Ritzie, West Morgan and Rose Morgan

3 great-grandchildren: Blake Hillman, Gisele Flores, and Rozel Flores

2 siblings: Fredrick P. Ritzie and Theresa Ritzie Ried

 

Funeral Mass: Saturday, February 24, 2024 ar 11:00amCT at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1217 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY with Father Pat Dolan celebrating the Funeral Mass

 

Visitation: Saturday from 9:00am-10:45amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

The family has asked in Lieu of flowers to help with the funeral expenses and they can be left at the funeral home.

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

 

Randy B. Short, 66, Jamestown, KY


Randy B. Short, 66, of Jamestown, KY passed away Monday, February 19, 2024 at Russell County Hospital. He was born in Prosperity, W VA on April 30, 1957, a son of the late Ruby (Shumate) and Carl Short.

He was the retired owner and operator of the skating rink in the Key Village Shopping Center in Russell Springs, KY.

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Barbara Suhaney of Jamestown, KY
3 daughters: Susan Short and Holly Short of Jamestown, KY, and  Kellie (Michael) Justice of Eli, KY
1 brother: Bill (Dreama) Short of Cool Ridge, West Virginia 
Niece: Taylor Short

Nephew: Sean Short

(His first grandchild is on the way)

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by an infant son, Carl Vincent Short.

Visitation: Friday, February 23, 2024 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY

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

Melissa R. Passmore, 66, Russell Springs, KY


Melissa R. Passmore, 66, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, February 19, 2024 at home. She was born in Russell Springs on July 25, 1957, a daughter of the late Mary Ellen (Ford) and Walter A. Russell.

SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Dennville Passmore of Russell Springs, KY
2 daughters: Jamie (Benjamin) Foster of Russell Springs, KY and Amy (Brad) Clouse of Glasgow, KY
1 son: Barry (Jackie) Passmore of Russell Springs, KY
1 sister: Brenda (Delvin) Wilson of Russell Springs, KY
1 brother: Vernon (Midge) Russell of Jamestown, KY
6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, (and one on the way)

Other family & friends

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, Johnny Dale Passmore; four sisters: Paula Crawhorn, Sandra Polston, Linda Brummett, and Betty Buckler; and five brothers: Wallace, Ollace, Douglas, James, and Earl Russell.

Funeral Service: Friday, February 23, 2024 at 11:00amCT at Bethel Baptist Church in Dunnville, KY with Bro. Delvin Wilson officiating

Visitation: After 5:00pmCT on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Bethel Baptist Church

Burial: Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery

Pallbearers: Nick Blankenship, Ricky Wolbert, Jarred Hadley, James Patton, Michael Grimsley, and Donnie Helton.


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

Joyce Elaine Reliford, 62, Columbia, KY


Joyce Elaine Reliford, 62, of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, February 18, 2024, at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY. She was born on March 15, 1961, in Columbia, KY to the late Marlene Jane Sneed Finney.

 

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Amanda Marie Reliford.

 

Ms. Reliford. attended of the Morris Chapel Church and was owner and operator of Jimmy Reliford Drilling. She loved being with her family and especially her grandchildren. 

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Anthony Reliford (Heather Hale) of Columbia, KY

Grandson: Jimmy Anthony Reliford of Columbia, KY

Her companion: David Franklin & his children: James Furkin, Shay Furkin, Judah Furkin, Elisha Franklin, Gracie Franklin, Aubree Corbin and Elizabeth Corbin all of Columbia, KY

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to her mother and daughter, she was preceded in death by her two siblings: James Burris and Teresa Schneider.

 

Funeral Service: Thursday February 22, 2024 at 12:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Coffey officiating

 

Burial: Antioch Cemetery

 

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

 

Pallbearers: Steve ToJo Phillips, Tony Franklin, Jimmy Burris, Larry Reliford, Anthony Franklin, and Preston Loy

 

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

 

Kathy Bragg, 54, Columbia, KY

 

Kathy Bragg, 54, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 12:56 A.M. at Summit Manor Nursing Home.


She was preceded in death by her father, William Ralph Bragg, her step-father, George Todd and her grandparents, Russell and Blanche Bragg. 

 

Kathy was of the Pentecostal Faith and an inspiration to everyone she came in contact with.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her mother: Joann James Todd of Columbia

1 brother: Scott Bragg of Edmonton

1 sister: Gail Bragg of Columbia

3 nieces: Hayley Neal, Shelby Bragg and Hannah Rigsby

3 great-nephews: Winston Neal, Waylon Neal and Tucker Bowlin

Several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives & friends

 

Funeral service: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 12:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. James Byrd officiating

 

Burial: Cane Valley Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 4:00 P.M. Monday

 

Casket Bearers: Charles Shives, Mike Bragg, James Byrd, Crisoforo Colulabarradas, Buck Taylor, Bill Allen

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Larry McQueary, 73, Russell Springs, KY


Larry McQueary, 73, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, February 17, 2024 at his residence. He was born August 30, 1950 in Russell County, the son of the late Tina Flanagan McQueary and Ruby McQueary.

 

Larry was a member of Royville Friendship Church, a heavy equipment operator and a farmer. 

SURVIVORS:
Wife: LaDonna McQueary of Russell Springs, KY 
1 son: Scott McQueary (Kelly Malone)
 of Russell Springs, KY

2 brothers: Jimmy McQueary (Jeanie) and Ronald McQueary (Wanda), both of Russell Springs, KY

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Vivian Eastham and two brothers: Glenville and Royce McQueary.

Funeral Service: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 10:00amCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Corey Hayes and Bro. Charles Edwards officiating

Visitation: After 5:00pmCT on Monday at Wilson Funeral Home

Interment: Russell Springs Cemetery


Pallbearers: Ryan McQueary, Jeremy McQueary, Chris McQueary, Mike Popplewell, Kevin Bennett and David Turner


Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Jeffrey "Jeff" Costello, 64, Russell Springs, KY


Jeffrey “Jeff” Costello, 64, of Russell Springs, KY (formally of Columbia) passed away Friday, February 16, 2024 at his residence. He was born in Franklin, IN on September 5, 1959 to the late Charles William Costello and Velva Bryant Burton who survives.
 

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Julie Ann Crockett Costello and a son, Steven Charles Costello.

 

Mr. Costello was a member of the Prince of Peace Church and attended the Solid Rock Church. He enjoyed collecting coins, mowing yards, and driving different places, and spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

His companion: Bonita Nelson of Russell Springs, KY

3 children: Jeremy Costello (Samantha) of Russell Springs, KY; Jennifer Bowman (Adam) of Berea, KY; and Jeffrey Robert “JR” Costello (Stephany) of Russell Springs, KY

12 grandchildren: Truitt Bowman, Malachi Jude Bowman, Adam Josiah Bowman, Kristin Lynn Campbell, Ian Costello, Aiyana Faith Costello, Charis Bowman, Nehemiah Tate Bowman, Joyhannah Myla Bowman, Olive Cate Bowman, Zelda Estelle Costello, and Kaida Jade Costello

3 great-grandchildren

2 siblings: Robert “Robbie” Campbell of Columbia, KY and Sandy England (Terry) of Edinburgh, IN

Sister-in law: Tina Costello

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to his father, his wife, and his son he was preceded in death by two siblings William Charles Costello and Kathy Turner.

 

Funeral service: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Adam Bowman, Bro. Terry England and Bro. Wayne Keith officiating

 

Burial: Free Union Cemetery

 

Visitation: Monday, February 19, 2024 from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Tuesday morning until time for the service at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Pallbearers: Kevin Burton, Jesse Durbin, Kyle Loy, Ian Costello, Josiah Bowman and Aaron Campbell

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

 

Louis Marshall Richards, 72, of Greensburg, KY (Adair County Native)

 
Louis Marshall Richards, 72, of Greensburg, KY, son of the late Lesley Richards and Mattie Pearl Pierce Richards, was born April 28, 1951 in Adair County, KY. He departed this life on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at Green Hill Nursing and Rehab in Greensburg, KY.
 
He had made a profession of faith in Christ and attended Flatwoods Baptist Church. Mr. Richards was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed working on tractors and trucks.
 
SURVIVORS: 
3 sons & 2 daughters-in-law: Louis & Joanna Richards, Jr. and Ryan Richards of Campbellsville; Les & Tammy Richards of Elkhorn
2 daughters & sons-in-law: Serena & Wayne Patton and Tiffany & Virgil Corbin of Campbellsville
15 grandchildren & 13 great-grandchildren
2 brothers & sisters-in-law: Donald & Direnda Richards of Edmonton and Randy & Lois Richards of Columbia
1 brother-in-law: Delbert Darnell of Columbia
 
Funeral Service: Sunday at 3:00pmCT at Harrods Fork Baptist Church in Adair County with burial to follow in the church cemetery
 
Visitation: After 1:30pmCT on Sunday at the church
 
Expressions of sympathy are requested to be made in the form of donations to the family burial fund, which can be made at the funeral home or at the church.
 
Pallbearers: Donnie Richards, Bill Richards, Bennie Burton, Dakota Corbin, Dennis Richards and Thomas Richards
 
Honorary Pallbearers: JT Richards and Jerrod Richards
 
Gupton-Landrum Funeral Home in Greensburg is in charge of the arrangements. 
 

Jo Lynn Garrison, 89, Jamestown, KY

 

Jo Lynn Garrison, 89, of Jamestown, KY passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Fair Oaks Health Systems. She was born in Jamestown, KY on June 7, 1934, a daughter of the late Orpha (Dunbar) and William Voils.

She was a retired housekeeper from the Russell County Hospital.

SURVIVORS:
1 son: Scott Garrison (Jennifer) of Jamestown, KY

1 sister: Justine Crouch of Indianapolis, IN
1 brother: Alan Voils of Indianapolis, IN
5 grandchildren: Jonathon and Angela Garrison, Jordon, Justin and Lauren Glasscock
5 great-grandchildren 
Other family & friends

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Thorpe.

Funeral Service: Sunday, February 18, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Bobby Dunbar officiating

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Sunday at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel

Burial: Flanagan Cemetery

Family request memorial donations to the Flanagan Cemetery and can be made at the funeral home.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Gloria J. Miller, 73, of Russell Springs, KY

 

Gloria J. Miller, 73, of Russell Springs, KY entered eternal rest on February 12, 2024 peacefully at home. She was born on November 16, 1950 in Russell Springs to the late Hollis and Irene Burton Jasper. 

 

Gloria was passionate about her family, social justice, music, and reading. She reveled in the serenity of sitting on the beach and gazing out over the ocean. Gloria was deeply dedicated to her profession as a teacher and guidance counselor, and finished her career in administration for the Russell County Board of Education as Technology Coordinator.


SURVIVORS:

Her devoted husband of 51 years: Larry Neil Miller

1 daughter: Holly Walker of Louisville, KY (Matt)

1 son: Jamison Miller of Colorado Springs, CO (Krishanna)

4 grandchildren: Alayna Bearb, Molly Kate Walker, Hayden Walker, and Hendrix Miller

4 sisters: Phyllis Rzeszowski (Jerry), Carolyn White (Lonnie), Jeannie Despain (Phil), and Becky Ivy (Jim)

 

Celebration of Life: Friday, February 16, 2024 at 11:00amCT at Russell Springs Christian Church with Bro. Carroll Egnew and Bro. Donnie Emerson officiating

 

Burial: Bethlehem Cemetery in Russell Springs.


Visitation: Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT and Friday beginning at 9:00amCT at the church


Pallbearers. Ashley White, Craig Dean, Brently Miller, Jared Popplewell, Theodore Eysenbach and Jonathon Grider

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

 

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

 

Helen Carla Murray, 69, Glensfork, KY

 

Helen Carla Murray, 69, of Glenfork, KY passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at the Medical Center at Bowling Green. She was born on May 16, 1954 in Adair County, KY to the late Lilburn Tarlton and Ella Velma Bradshaw Murray.
 

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Willie Ann Murray.

 

Ms. Murray was a member of the Mt. Zion Community Church and enjoyed playing Bingo, flower gardening and spending time with her family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 children: Shelly Murray Kerns (Ricky) and Angie Gayle Murray (Brent Lasley) both of Columbia, KY

4 grandchildren: Vanessa & Gary Cooper, Randi Jordan (Josh), and Kenzi Kerns (Cheyenne)
1 step-grandson: Jakobe Lasley
3 great-grandchildren: Khloe Crawhorn, Kyran Cooper, and Kenley Faye Kerns

2 sisters: Debbie Taylor (Steve) of Breeding, KY and Virginia Redmon (Bobby) of Jamestown, KY

 

Funeral Service: Monday, February 19, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Dwan Hadley officiating

 

Burial: Grant Cemetery

 

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

 

Pallbearers: Tony Hadley, Ricky Kerns, Brent Lasley, Steven Burton, Tom Bunch, and Jakobe Lasley

 

Honorary pallbearers: Steve Taylor, Bobby Redmon, Brandon Grant, and Darren Taylor
 

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

 

Peggy Snow, 84, Russell Springs, KY

 

Peggy Ann Snow, 84, of Russell Springs, KY went home to be with Jesus and her awaiting family members on Saturday, February 10, 2024. She was born at home on November 22, 1939, a daughter of the late Clyde and Hallie Pearl Hudson.

 

After believing they were the same age for half their life, her late husband, Marvin (Birdie) opened up a letter from the government saying she was born in 1939, rather than 1940. Having received this knowledge, he then proudly showed her the letter with a smile on his face to declare she was older.

Peggy was one out of 9 kids. She said she never had to use an outhouse, because her dad was into construction. They had modern conveniences many in the community did not have. While she admired her dad’s accomplishments and the entrepreneurial heritage she was raised with, she spoke often of her mother’s devotion to the Lord, her love for her children and her work in the community. Both parents built a foundation for her in life.

Peggy obtained her education from Russell County High School, grew up and got married. It wasn’t a good thing for her. The marriage was short lived, but God used the experience to fuel her compassion for women and draw out of her a ministry to women later in life. As a single mom of a beautiful daughter, Debra, she grew in strength.

After several years, she met a handsome man that worked at a local filling station. All of a sudden, her car seemed to need more attention than it used to. This man, named Marvin Snow, affectionately called “Birdie”, took notice and shortly after their dating started, her sister, Betty, and her brother-in-law, Walter Stapp, were accompanying them to TN on New Year’s Eve to elope.

Debra stole Marvin’s heart and became his; then came Steven and Kimberly. As their little family grew, Peggy worked for her dad in his local businesses, then one day her sister, Betty Lou, invited her to join her as a decorator with Home Interiors. Peggy declined, then her sister said, “Well, you probably couldn’t do it anyway.” Snap. Peggy stepped up to the plate and said she’d show her.

Peggy grew her Home Interior Decorator business to one of the top salespersons in the state and nation, earning National Royalty status. She was a valuable team member of her branch and her sales earned recognition from the company throughout her career. She used the business not only for income to help her family, but as a tool to reach women. She ministered love and value to everyone she touched.

Peggy had a music ministry. Taught by her mother, Hallie, to play piano by ear, she could “walk” on the piano. She grew up with family gatherings around the piano, taking turns with her mother and brother, Jimmy playing and singing. She accompanied her mother often to the nursing homes to play and sing for them. When her mother was no longer able to do this, Peggy began going by herself and grabbing anyone that would go with her. She continued this until 2020, when the shut downs began.

Peggy was a local treasure to many, young and old. Her giving heart and a life of integrity was evident. She reached out to as many as would listen about the saving power of Jesus. If outstanding persons were named, she would be named as a mother to the town. She will be missed, but the seeds of her life are planted in many.

Peggy walked meekly, talked gently, but was a strong woman. She was passionate about Jesus Christ, loyal to family and friends. She loved to listen to King of Kings radio and was a supporter. She loved her church, Bernard Ridge Church of God. She had respect for those that stood up.

Peggy was married to Marvin (Birdie) married 55 years before he passed away in 2021.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: Debra Jo Stephens of Covington, Georgia, Steve Ethridge Snow of Russell Springs, and Kimberly Lou Lawless & husband Gary of Jamestown

4 grandchildren: Joshua Stephens, Amanda Stephens (Ron Calvert) and Mark Isaac Winfrey

6 great-grandchildren: Corbin, Jasper, Kayliah, Ethan, Kyle and Christopher

1 great-great-granddaughter: Moana

Siblings: Hilda Miller, Jack Hudson and Sue Aaron

Brother-in-law: Jackie Aaron

Sister-in-law: Patsy Hudson

Former sons-in-law: Mark Winfrey and Robert Wayne Stephens

Former granddaughter-in-law: Sarah Stephens

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her siblings: Christopher Hudson, Hubert Hudson, Philip Hudson, Jimmy Hudson and Betty Stapp Brown and a great-grandson, Zion Stephens.

Funeral Service: Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Ridge Church of God with Pastor Eric Richardson officiating

 

Burial: Bernard Ridge Cemetery.

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Saturday

Pallbearers: Gary Lawless, Isaac Winfrey, Steve Snow, Ron Calvert, Ethan Thomas, Christopher (CJ) Thomas, and Chris Stapp.

Honorary pallbearers: Daniel Stapp and Sam Stapp.

Please consider giving a donation to King of Kings radio in her name. She always said, “They are doing a good work bringing people the truth.”

 

The family invites all who loved Peggy to come out and enjoy fellowship as we celebrate her life together.

 

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

 

Jill Bernard, 41, Russell Springs, KY

 
Jill Bernard, 41, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, February 11, 2024 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, KY. She was born in Somerset, KY on February 17, 1982, a daughter of the late Wanda K. (Curtsinger) and Arlus Allen Bernard.
 
Jill was a homemaker.
 
SURVIVORS:
Special friend: Mark Syra of Russell Springs, KY
1 son: Cayden Syra of Russell Springs, KY
2 sisters: Angela Haynes of Somerset, KY and Carrie Bernard of Russell Springs, KY
2 brothers: Terry Curtsinger of Louisville, KY and Chris Bernard of Russell Springs, KY
Other family & friends
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. David Curtsinger officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Saturday at the funeral home
 
Burial: New Friendship Cemetery, Russell Springs, KY
 
The family is asking for donations to help offset funeral expenses and can be made at the funeral home.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

Hazel Ruth Garner, 95, Greenfield, IN (formerly of Jamestown, KY)

 

Hazel Ruth Garner, 95, of Greenfield, IN (formerly of Jamestown, KY), passed away Monday, February 12, 2024 at her home. She was born in Jamestown on May 4, 1928, a daughter of the late Gordon and Pearlie (Pierce) Shearer.

Hazel was a homemaker.

SURVIVORS:
1 son: Stan Garner of Indiana 
1 brother: Eugene Shearer of Ohio
4 grandchildren & 2 great-grandchildren

Other family & friends

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Carlie Garner; three sons: Larry, Junior and Wayne Garner; and several siblings.

Graveside Service: Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 11:00amCT at the Dixon Cemetery in Jamestown, KY

Burial: Dixon Cemetery

 

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

 

Charles Thomas May, 74, Knifley, KY

 
Charles Thomas May, 74, of Knifley, KY passed away Sunday, February 11, 2024 at his residence. He was born on October 5, 1949 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Robert and Alma May. 
 
Mr. May was a member of the New Hope Separate Baptist Church and enjoyed collecting automotive and Pennzoil memorabilia. 
 
SURVIVORS:
2 children: Dwayne May (Lori) of West Harrison, IN and Kellie Leann Bunch (Joe) of Middletown, OH
4 grandchildren: Gracie Bunch, Emma Bunch, Justin Thomas May (Kyra), and Ryan Thomas May
1 great-grandson: Walker Thomas May
 
Funeral Service: Friday, February 16, 2024 at 2:30pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in Columbia, KY 
 
Burial: New Hope Cemetery
 
Visitation: Friday from 1:30-2:30pmCT at the funeral home
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Robert Regan "Bob" Moss, 77, Wilmore, KY (formerly of Adair County)

 
Robert Regan “Bob” Moss, 77, of Wilmore, KY (formerly of the Gradyville Community of Adair County), passed away Sunday, February 11, 2024, at the Thomson Hood Veterans Home in Wilmore, KY. He was born in Gradyville, KY on October 28, 1946 to the late Eugene and Betty Barnett Moss. 
 
Mr. Moss was a member of the 3trees Church and a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Army. Bob was the former caretaker for the Union Cemetery and enjoyed fishing, collecting arrowheads, stamps, coins, and antiques, and Hotrod Cars. His great love was spending time with his family and friends.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Reta Moss of Bardstown, KY
2 children: Carla Kemp (T) of West Chester, OH and Ryan Moss (Trista) of Bardstown, KY
3 grandchildren: Cora Ryan, Lilly Eleanor, and Jake Oliver Moss
Special cousin: David Hutchison (Leisa) & their son Ben
 
Funeral Service: Friday, February 16, 2024 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in Columbia, KY with Bro. Johnny Hood officiating
 
Burial: Union Cemetery with full military honors provided by VFW Post 6097
 
Visitation: Thursday from 3:00pm-7:00pmCT and Friday morning until time for the service
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or to the Thomson Hood Veterans Home. These donations can be left at the funeral home.
 
Pallbearers: Jamie Richard, Barry Stotts, Dereck Richard, Ben Ballou, John Partin, and Brian Kemp
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Dr. Mike Griffitt, Danny Myers, Donnie Burris, Barry Hamlett, David Revis, Ben Martin, John Hatton, Bruce Cundiff, Phillip Coffey and David Hunter
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Phyllis Dean Firquin, 82, Columbia, KY


Phyllis Dean Firquin, 82, of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, February 11, 2024 at her residence. She was born in Russell County, KY on April 9, 1941 to the late Vernon and Pearl Grider Selby.

 

Mrs. Firquin was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church and enjoyed cooking large holiday meals and desserts, doing yard work and spending time with her family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Jimmy Firquin of Columbia, KY

2 daughters: Rhonda Lynn Durrett (Rodney) of Madison, AL and Sondra Dean Keltner (Billy) of Columbia, KY

4 grandchildren: Michael Keltner (Amanda) of Columbia, KY, Allison Durrett (Robert English IV), Anna Durrett (Joseph Kilcoyne) of Chicago, IL, and Sarah Veatch of Columbia, KY

5 great-grandchildren: Kimber Keltner, Robert English V, David Veatch, James English, and Lennie Rose Veatch

1 brother: J.V. Selby (Molly) of Russell County

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Case Keltner and five siblings.


Funeral Service: Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Dale Cox and Bro. Mike Moon officiating

 

Burial: Moore Cemetery

 

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

 

Pallbearers: Billy Keltner, Rodney Durrett, Michael Keltner, Josh Brockman, Joe Kilcoyne, and Rodney Firquin

 

The Family would like to thank the Hosparus team and Dr. Partin and staff for the exceptional and comforting care they provided Mrs. Firquin and the family.

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

 

Jimmy Huddleston, 65, Columbia, KY


Jimmy Huddleston, 65, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 3:40 A.M. at TJ Health Columbia surrounded by his family and friends. He was born February 14, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois. 
 

Jimmy professed his faith in Christ, was a proud beef cattle farmer, an avid gun and knife trader and a retired roofer. He was preceded in death by his father, Avalee Huddleston on January 31, 2024.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Gail McClister Huddleston of Columbia

1 son & daughter-in-law: Joshua Lee and Olivia Huddleston of Jamestown

1 daughter & son-in-law: Natasha and Brian McElroy of Russell Springs

His mother: Goldie Shelton Huddleston of Columbia

2 brothers: Jackie Huddleston of Columbia and Craig Huddleston of Knifley

2 sisters: Carol Roy of Russell Springs and Anita Begley of Columbia

4 grandchildren: Abby, Cora, Carter and Willow

Several nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends

 

Funeral service:  Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Craig Huddleston officiating

 

Burial: Melson Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 4:00 P.M. Monday

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to the American Cancer Society which can be left at the funeral home

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Charles Shirley, 80, Cane Valley, KY


Charles Shirley, 80, of Cane Valley, KY died Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 2:30 A.M. at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was born February 15, 1943 in Adair County, to the late Dewey and Zada Moss Shirley. 

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Glen, Wayne and Ernest Shirley and three sisters, Edith Phillips, Beatrice Brock and Voyce Burris.

 

Charles was a member of Cane Valley Christian Church, retired from Columbia Utilities, owner of C&C Antiques, a member of Columbia Lodge #96, a former member of the Columbia-Adair County JayCees  where he was very active in the Adair County Fair, serving as Horse Race Announcer and Ringmaster for the Horse Shows and loved to play croquet and pool.

 

SURVIVORS::

His wife: Carol Sneed Shirley of Cane Valley

1 daughter: Sharon Blair of Greensburg

1 son: Larry Shirley of Cane Valley

2 grandchildren: Amanda Giles (Troy Kays) and Joseph Smith (Taylor)

7 great-grandchildren: Kylie, Landon, Nevaeh, Colton, Max, Olivia and Hudson

Several nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends

 

Funeral service: Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at Cane Valley Christian Church with Bro. Godfrey Jackson officiating

 

Burial: Cane Valley Cemetery with Bro. Bobby Withers officiating

 

Visitation: After 4:00 P.M. Monday and from 6:00 A.M. until 8:30 A.M. Tuesday at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home and after 9:00 A.M. Tuesday at Cane Valley Christian Church

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital which can be left at the funeral home

 

Casket Bearers: Donnie Burris, Harold Shirley, Jerlyn Spires, Troy Kays, Joseph Smith, Jamie Cole, Joe Rogers, Marshall Sneed

 

Masonic rites will be held on Monday at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Patricia Scales, 76, Russell Springs, KY

 
Patricia Scales, 76, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, February 10, 2024 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. She was born on August 8, 1947 in Cincinnati, Ohio, a daughter of the late Thomas Singleton and Dorothy Francis Singleton.
 
Mrs. Scales was a homemaker and a factory worker.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Malinda Jasper (Craig) of Russell Springs, KY
3 sons: Patrick Scales (Patricia) and Shane Mayfield (Tasha) of Somerset, KY; Michael Scales (Jorje) of Jamestown, KY
10 grandchildren: Sarah Scales, Kamryn Fogg, Kristy Smith, Danielle Scales, Ada Lee Scales, Zepplin Scales, Casey Jasper, Kara Jasper, Cole Jasper and Gideon Mayfield
4 great-grandchildren: Raymere, Ravyon, David Lee, & Brady
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Scales and a daughter, Kimberly Rawlings.
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Kevin Hampton officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Tuesday at Wilson Funeral Home
 
Interment: Union Cemetery, Highway 3525, Russell Springs, KY
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Brenda Sue Bunch, 72, Jamestown, KY

 

Brenda Sue Bunch, 72, of Jamestown, KY passed away Friday, February 9, 2024 at her residence with her family by her side. She was born on March 4, 1951 in Columbia, KY to the late Carlos Nick and Ruby Christine Ballenger.

 

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Wayne Bunch.

 

Mrs. Bunch was of the Christian faith and enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 children: Shannon Johnson (Shane) of Russell Springs, KY and Douglas Bunch of Surprise, AZ

3 grandchildren: Austin, Aidan, and Addison Johnson

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Barry Bradshaw officiating

 

Burial: Blakey Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Saturday

 

Pallbearers: Cole Cooper, Glen Garner, Brian Campbell, Gary Hadley, Michael Marcum, & Dennis Graham

 

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

 

Kenton Wayne Hopper, 80, Russell Springs, KY

 

Kenton Wayne Hopper, 80, of Russell Springs, KY passed from this life on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. He was born August 18, 1943 in Russell County, a son of the late Hubert and Gladys Kimble Hopper. 

 

Kenton was a retired social worker and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Betty Porter Hopper

1 sister: Betsy Carol Sharp of Campbellsville

 

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Jean Hemby.

 

Inurnment will be in Fairview Memorial Cemetery. 

 

A memorial service celebrating the life of Kenton Wayne Hopper may be held at a later date.

 

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

 

Terrie Lynn Drake, 58, Columbia, KY

 
Terrie Lynn Drake, 58, of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at Taylor Regional Hospital. She was born June 3, 1965 in Arlington, Virginia, the daughter of the late Mary Ruth Branscum.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband: C. R. Drake of Columbia, KY
2 daughters: Chenoa Ray & her fiancé Ken Burton of Greensburg, KY and Carla Fennell & Josh of Aurora, IN
6 grandchildren: Carson & Kailie Ray, Rylee, Caleb, Adilynn & Kimber Fennell
 
In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by her grandmother, Dorothy Branscum and her grandfather, Theo Branscum.
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Funeral Service: Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 3:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Dr., Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Josh Fennell officiating
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Saturday
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Plez (Bud) E. Cowan, 91, Jamestown, KY


Plez (Bud) E. Cowan, 91, of Jamestown, KY passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at home. He was born in St. Charles, VA on August 21, 1932, a son of the late Mattie (Nellems) and Jessie James Cowan

Mr. Cowan served in the U.S. Navy and was a retired meat cutter.

SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Sheila (Joe) Strainer of Jamestown, KY
1 sister: Mabel Ousley of Russell Springs, KY
2 brothers: David Cowan of IN and Richard Cowan of CA
2 grandchildren: Joshua Gray and Janal (Jason) Popplewell

2 great-grandchildren: Corey Shepherd and Camren Dunlap

1 great-great grandchild: Brodie Popplewell

Other family & friends

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Janet (Elliott) Cowan; 2 brothers: Joe and Ike Cowan; and 2 sisters: Ellen Grizzle and Beulah Lewis.

Funeral Service: Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Wayne Keith officiating

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Saturday


Burial: Jamestown Cemetery
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of the arrangements.
 

Ida B. Scholl Oaks, 88, Russell Springs, KY


Ida B. Scholl Oaks, 88, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at home. She was born in Jamestown, KY on May 7, 1935, a daughter of the late Ara Belle (Riggins) and Bill Scholl.

Mrs. Oaks was a member of Jamestown Christian Church and a homemaker.

SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Andra (Bobby) Brown, Dana Oaks
2 sons: Pat (Jodie) Oaks, Phil (Rose) Oaks of Russell Springs, KY
2 brothers: Ray Scholl and Andy Scholl of Russell Springs, KY
5 grandchildren: Sarah (Trent) Stapp, Brad (Lyndsey) Brown, Brian (Carey) Brown, Seth (Heidi) Oaks, and Whitney Oaks

12 great-grandchildren: Cassidy and Carter Stapp, Brodey, Adelynn, and Calley Brown, Caleb and Asher Brown, Jake, Molly, Briar, and Calvin Oaks, and Titus Popplewell


In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Glen Oaks; 2 brothers: Henry and Dora Scholl; and two sisters: Mary Swisher and Irene Shepherd.

Funeral Service: Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Tony Stephens and Bro. Jason Walters officiating

Visitation: Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel 

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

Johnny Ray Harmon, 68, Columbia, KY


Johnny Ray Harmon, 68, of Columbia, KY died Friday, February 9, 2024 at 5:55 A.M. at Summit Manor Nursing Home. He was born September 22, 1955 in Adair County to the late Gilbert Lee and Bessie Rae Harmon. 
 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Casey Bennett.

 

Johnny was a member of Living By Faith Church and had worked in construction. He was like he would say, “a jack of all trades.”

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Gina Curry Harmon of Columbia

3 daughters: Chasity “Eudie” Bennett (Blake), Jessica Froedge (Daniel) and Brooke Downey (Chad) all of Columbia

6 grandchildren: Adam Bennett, Rylee Bennett, Allie Cundiff, Ava Froedge, Ellisyn Froedge, Emmie Downey

1 brother & sister-in-law: Robert & Sharon Harmon of Columbia

4 sisters & brothers-in-law: Mary & Howard Robertson of Center, Linda & Kevin Eberhart, Darlene & Frank Burke, and Ruth Ann & Mike Clements all of Columbia

Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends

 

At Johnny's request, there will be No Public Visitation, but family and friends are invited to attend a Graveside service on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 9:00 A.M. at Columbia Cemetery with Bro. Bobby Withers officiating.

 

Casket Bearers:  Adam Bennett, Robbie Harmon, Jay Harmon, Chad Downey, Daniel Froedge, Blake Cundiff, Bobby Joe Phillips

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Raymond Loy, 76, Columbia, KY


Raymond Loy, 76, of Columbia, KY passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at the Norton Hosparus Health Inpatient Care Center in Louisville, KY. He was born on March 14, 1947 in Adair County, KY to the late Hansel and Rosa Gladys Hill Loy.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Brenda Murphy Loy; a grandson, Justin “Juddy” Burt; and four siblings: Freddie Loy, Betty Murphy, Peggy Furkin and Harold Loy.

 

Raymond attended the Amazing Grace Church and was a member of the Shepherdsville Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, building things, working on cars, and spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 daughters: Anita Burt of Louisville, KY, Kimberly Loy and Melinda Haste (Timothy) of Columbia, KY

7 grandchildren: Kristina Lafevere (Chris), David “DJ” Burt Jr, Jonathan Adams, Stephen Adams, Michael Elmore, Joshua Vincent, and Brandon Vincent

10 great-grandchildren: Cooper, Owen, Ian, Kierra, Michael Jr., Corvin, Levi, Jeremiah, Haley, and Juliet

Several nieces & nephews

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Janes officiating

 

Burial: Antioch Cemetery

 

Visitation: Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Sunday morning until time for the service

 

Masonic Rites will be conducted by Columbia Masonic Lodge #96 at 7:00pmCT on Saturday at the funeral home

 

Pallbearers: William Helm, Derrick Murphy, D J. Burt, Bo Murphy, Andy Murphy, and James Judd

 

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

 

Avellino Cahatol Rara, 73, Russell Springs, KY (formerly of the Philippines)



Avellino Cahatol Rara, 73, of Russell Springs, KY (formerly of the Philippines), passed away Monday, February 5, 2024 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. Born August 2, 1950 in Impasugong, Bukidnon, Philippines, he was a son of the late Pedro and Modesta Cahatol Rara, Sr. 
 

Avellino loved to work on cars and other machineries.  He worked as a truck driver for years and later became a farmer and began growing produce. He enjoyed traveling, going to yard sales, and spending time with his family.

 

SURVIVORS:

His beloved wife: Yolanda Rara of Russell Springs

1 son: Avellino Jess (Diana) Rara of Russell Springs

3 daughters: Karen Mae Rara of American Canyon, California, Dinah Rara- (Phillip) Scott of Russell Springs, and Sharon Rose Ulanday of Austin Texas

9 grandchildren: Avellino Petermond Rara, Dianah Denise Rara (Katriel San Nicholas), Avellino Jan Rara, Terrence Jhadden (Romina Mata) Keo, Jess Christian Rara, Jess Adrian Rara, Troy Anthony Scott, Shaila Antonette Ulanday, and Jess Brian Rara

1 great-grandchild: Kyfer Rara

2 brothers & 5 sisters

 

Funeral Mass: Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 10:30amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Fr. Jinto Thomas officiating

 

Visitation: 11:30 AM until 2:00 PM at the funeral home

 

Burial: Divine Shepherd Memorial Gardens in Bulua Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

 

Details of the Memorial Service in the Philippines will be announced soon.

 

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

Bernice Johnson, 84, Russell Springs, KY

 
Bernice Johnson, 84, was born April 25, 1939 in Russell Springs, KY and died Sunday, February 4, 2024 at her daughter’s home in South Carolina, under hospice care due to Alzheimer’s.
 
Bernice loved growing up with her large family and helping on the farm. She often told stories of the antics she and her brothers and sisters would get into. Bernice embodied the best of qualities:  unconditional love, strength of spirit, and an unending generosity. She had a servant’s heart and lived by 1 Peter 4:10, “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others". 
 
Bernice was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the West 80 Church of God, where she had many friends and where she loved to help in whatever capacity she could. 
 
Her beloved husband, Houston Johnson, died in 1997 and Bernice was looking forward to seeing him in Heaven.
 
SURVIVORS: 
Numerous loving family members
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 11:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Proctor officiating
 
Interment: Russell Springs City Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Thursday
 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Elma D Antle Smith, 92, Columbia, KY


Elma D Antle Smith, 92, of Columbia, KY passed away peacefully Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Jamestown, KY. She was born on September 23, 1931 in Russell County, KY to the late Charlie D. and Elva Warner Antle.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Woodrow Smith; a son-in-law, Joe Vallelonga; and a grandson, Eli Shader.

 

Elma was a member of the Charity Baptist Church. She loved quilting, crocheting, and hosting her family with grand meals and precious time together. Everyone will forever miss her sweet giggle and find peace knowing she is now with our glorious heavenly Father, reconnecting with so many loved ones that have gone before her and we know we will be reunited with her one day.


SURVIVORS:

3 children: Sue Smith Vallelonga, Dale Smith (Nancy), and Brenda Smith Nissley (Vern)

7 grandchildren: Michael Dale Smith (Michelle), Angela Vallelonga Miller (Billy), Joseph Mark Vallelonga, Latisha Lynn Reliford Alanis, Adam Shader (Heather), Joshua Ray Smith (Trish), and Dustin Jay Nissley (Emily)

14 great-grandchildren

1 sister: Evelyn Grider of Russell Springs, KY

Granddaughter-in-law: Sara Shader

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in Columbia, KY

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

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

 

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

 

Paul Russell Anteau, 58, Jamestown, KY

 

Paul Russell Anteau, 58, of Jamestown, KY (formerly of Flat Rock, Michigan), passed from this life on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Russell County Hospital. 

 

Paul, who liked to call himself “Pauly”, was born in Dearborn, Michigan, a son of Russell and Susan Kay Mason Anteau. With Paul, family would always come first, and he was extremely close to his siblings. He appreciated art and enjoyed football. Paul was a kind, loving man who had a saying that “I’ve always tried to treat everyone the way I want to be treated.” He was a loving son, brother and friend, who will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

 

SURVIVORS:

His parents: Russell & Susan Anteau of Jamestown, KY

1 brother: Scott (Andra) Anteau of Ann Arbor, Michigan

2 sisters: Michelle (William) Pefley of West Chester, Ohio and Annette Kovacs of Taylor, Michigan

Nephew: Kevin (Chrissy) Pefley

Niece: Marion (Jeremy Larsen) Cunningham

2 great-nephews: Leo Pefley and Luca Pefley

Special friend: Vincent Strolley

Numerous friends & relatives

 

Preceding Paul in death are his paternal grandparents: Raymond and Isabel Anteau; his maternal grandparents: Harold and Evalina Mason; his brother-in-law, Robert Kovacs; and his nephew, Eric Pefley.

 

A private family memorial service celebrating the life of Paul Russell “Pauly” Anteau will be held at a later date.

 

Bernard Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.

 

Eva Skaggs, 84, Jamestown, KY

 
Eva Skaggs, 84, of Jamestown, KY passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at Russell County Hospital. She was born in Campbellsville, KY on October 22, 1939, a daughter of the late Claudine (McCubbins) and Ralph Mitchell Rodgers.
 
Eva was a homemaker and attended the Jamestown Nazarene Church.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Thomas (Ham) Skaggs of Jamestown, KY 
1 daughter: Penny (Stan) Schwarz of Prior Lake, MN
1 son: Kenny (Dana) Skaggs of Campbellsville, KY
Daughter-in-law: Cheniel Skaggs of Jamestown, KY
2 brothers: Bobby Rodgers of Campbellsville, KY and Jimmy Rodgers of Leitchfield, KY
13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, & 13 great-great-grandchildren
Other family & friends
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, Mark Skaggs; 2 sisters: Lorena Mann and Margaret Sapp; and 2 brothers: Mitchell and Billy Rodgers.
 
Funeral Service: Monday, February 5, 2024 at 10:00amCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Jamie McCormack and Bro. Brian Fudge officiating
 
Burial: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
 
Visitation: Sunday, February 4, 2024 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at the funeral home
 
The family requests memorial donations be made to the Jamestown Nazarene Church and can be made at the funeral home.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of the arrangements.
 

Charles (Chuck) W. Sullivan, 73, Columbia, KY

 
Charles (Chuck) W. Sullivan, 73, of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at TJ Health Columbia. He was born in Jamestown, KY on February 24, 1950, a son of the late Emma (York) and Johnny Sullivan.
 
Chuck was a retired electrical maintenance worker.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Judy (George) Sullivan of Columbia, KY
1 daughter: Wendy (Wendell) Walls of Russell Springs, KY
2 sons: Aron Sullivan Houdini of Land O Lake, WI and Brandon (Alisha) Sullivan of Russell Springs, KY
1 stepdaughter: Bridgette (Todd) Smith of Columbia, KY
2 sisters: Ruth Sullivan of Jamestown, KY and Brenda (Graydon) Marlin of Worth, IL
4 brothers: Hubert Sullivan, Wally (Dorothy) Sullivan, and Marvin Sullivan all of Jamestown, KY; Terry Sullivan of Columbia, KY
5 grandchildren, 2 step-granddaughters, & 7 great-grandchildren
Other family & friends
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a baby sister, Joyce E. Sullivan and a brother, Russell Sullivan.
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Sunday
 
Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Archie Dale Redmon, 61, Columbia, KY

 

Archie Dale Redmon, 61, of Columbia, KY passed away Friday, February 2, 2024 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born on August 22, 1962 in Columbia, KY to the late Robert Thomas and Margaret Madlean Sullivan Redmon.

 

Mr. Redmon was a member of the Lovedale Church and a former iron worker. He enjoyed being outdoors and working, but his greatest love was spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. 

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Peggy Rooks Redmon of Columbia, KY

2 daughters: Miranda Bailey (Jamian) and Corinna Edwards (Jason) both of Columbia, KY

6 grandchildren: Preston, Roslyn, Aubrey, and Rhett Edwards, and Reid and Nolan Bailey

1 brother: Bobby Redmon (Cathy) of Columbia, KY

Several nieces & nephews

 

Funeral Service: Monday, February 5, 2024 at 10:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Richie Curtis officiating

 

Burial: Redmon Cemetery

 

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

 

Pallbearers: Jamian Bailey, Jason Edwards, Preston Edwards, Michael Redmon, Tim Baker, and Thomas Hughlett

 

Honorary Pallbearers: Gary Rooks, Lanny Edwards, Danny Edwards, and Jr. Kidd

 

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

 

Avalee Huddleston, 88, Columbia, KY


Avalee Huddleston, 88, of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2024 surrounded by his family. He was born on July 25, 1935 in Adair County to the late Ed Lee and Alta Lloyd Huddleston. 

 

Mr. Huddleston professed his faith in Christ and attended the Old Liberty Community Church and enjoyed visiting other churches in the community. Avalee was a simple man, with a smile and laugh that you would not forget, he was a hardworking man that started Huddleston Construction Company in the early 1980’s and worked in the construction business up to the age of 86. He was a walking horse owner and enjoyed attending horse shows with his family. He also enjoyed hunting, trapping, and ginseng hunting, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed picking fruit and giving to anyone that he met, this gesture made him known as “The Apple Man”.  

 

SURVIVORS:

5 children: Jimmy Huddleston (Gail), Jack Huddleston, and Anita Begley (Mike Stephens) all of Columbia, KY, Craig Huddleston (Teresa) of Knifley, KY and Carol Roy (Jeff) of Russell Springs, KY

Mother of his children: Goldie Huddleston

8 grandchildren: Natasha McElroy (Brian), Josh Huddleston (Olivia), Jonathan Begley (Jennie), Troy Huddleston (Tiffany), Levi Huddleston (Kassidy), Quinton Huddleston (Addie), Isaac Roy, and Jaylee Roy

11 great-grandchildren

Several nieces, nephews, friends, & other relatives

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three siblings: Raymond Huddleston, Pauline Cochran, and Gilliam Huddleston.

 

Funeral service: Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Craig Huddleston officiating

 

Burial: Melson Cemetery

 

Visitation: Friday 4:00pm-8:00pmCT and will continue Saturday until time for the service 

 

Pallbearers: His grandsons

 

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

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