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Obituaries Archives for 2024-03

Donna Hay Martin, 52, Jamestown, KY

 

Donna Hay Martin, 52, of Jamestown, KY passed away Thursday, March 28, 2024 at her home. She was born in Somerset, KY on January 31, 1972, a daughter of Kenneth and Judy (Stephens) Hay of Jamestown, KY.

Donna was a member of Jamestown Christian Church.

SURVIVORS:

Her parents: Kenneth & Judy Hay of Jamestown, KY
2 daughters: Katie (Andrew) VanArsdale and Olivia Martin, both of Jamestown, KY
1 sister: Dana (Andy) Robertson of Russell Springs, KY
2 grandchildren: Piper Cook and Hayes VanArsdale

Nieces, a nephew, other family members & many friends

She was preceded in death by her son, Joseph Hayden Robertson.

Graveside Service: Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 4:30pmCT at the Jamestown Cemetery shelter with Bro. Jason Walters officiating

 

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

 

Tommy Joe Helm, 66, Columbia, KY

 
Tommy Joe Helm, 66, of Columbia, KY passed away Friday, March 29, 2024 at his home. He was born in Jamestown, KY on August 9, 1957, a son of the late James Helm and Faye (Weston) Helm.
 
Tommy was a construction worker.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 sisters: Sharlet Huckaby of Columbia, KY and Sharon McElroy of Bowling Green, KY
3 brothers: Bobby Helm, Jerry Helm, and Bill Helm of all of Jamestown, KY
Severl nieces, nephews, and other family & friends 
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry (Doodle) Helm.
 
Graveside Service: Monday, April 1, 2024 at 11:00amCT at the Jamestown Cemetery shelter with Pastor J.T. White officiating
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Jay Edwin Brown, 63, Columbia, KY


Jay Edwin Brown, 63, of Columbia, KY passed away Friday, March 29, 2024 at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was born on February 27, 1961 in New Castle, IN to the late J.H. Brown and Alice Marie Sneed Murphy.

 

Mr. Brown was of the Christian faith and formerly worked for Walmart. He enjoyed listening to music, riding the countryside, and spending time with family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 brother: James Brown of Columbia, KY

His stepfather: Charles Murphy of Columbia, KY

2 stepsons: Frankie and Michael Branch

1 half-brother: Andrew Murphy of Glasgow, KY

Nieces & nephews: Jessica Gose (Justin), Christopher Brown (Allie), Candace Wooten, and Dawn Scroggins (David)

Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, great-nieces & nephews and many friends

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Cathy Eller and his life partner, Suzie Branch.

 

Funeral Service: Monday, April 1, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro Elbert Hadley officiating

 

Burial: Antioch Cemetery

 

Visitation: Monday after 9:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home

 

Pallbearers: Christopher Brown, Justin Gose, Odell Wooten, Andrew Murphy, Danny Sneed, and James Murphy
 

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

 

Ocie Sexton, 93, Edmonton, KY

 
Ocie Sexton, 93, of Edmonton, KY passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at the Medical Center at Bowling Green with her family by her side. She was born in Metcalfe County on June 20, 1930 to the late Clarence and Mamyie Rae Jessee Gibson. 
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Granville Sexton and five siblings: Floyd Gibson, Onedra Moore, Virginia Keown, Maxine Hovious, and Terry Gibson.
 
Mrs. Sexton was a member of the Prices Creek Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed cooking, quilting, crocheting, and spending time with her family and friends.
 
SURVIVORS:
6 children: JoAnna Daniel of Bowling Green, KY, Danny Wayne Sexton (Linda) of Glasgow, KY, Tommy Sexton (Teresa) of Glasgow, KY, Wendell Sexton (Betty) of Edmonton, KY, Mike Sexton (Sheila) of Columbia, KY, and Randy Sexton (Deborah)
17 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren
Several nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, March 30, 2024 at 11:00amCT at Prices Creek Missionary Baptist Church
 
Burial: Bragg Cemetery
 
Visitation: Friday, March 29, 2024 from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Saturday from 8:00am-10:00amCT at Jessie-Wilson Funeral Home in Edmonton, KY
 
Jessie-Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Cathy Ann Catron, 67, Columbia, KY


Cathy Ann Catron, 67, of Columbia, KY passed away Friday, March 29, 2024 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, KY. She was born on October 31, 1956 in Adair County to the late Arlo Burton and Ruby Clarice Abston Grider.

 

Ms. Catron was a member of the Freedom Separate Baptist Church and enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, nature and spending time with family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her companion: Lee Tucker of Knifley, KY

2 children: Sonia Kay Tweedy (Rickie Tucker) and Leslie Tucker (Linda), both of Columbia, KY

7 grandchildren: Christian Leeann Furkin (Joshua Barrett), Lindsey Marie Furkin, Gage Tucker, Braxton Tucker, Brittney Tucker (Jody), Travis Tucker, and Bryson Tucker

7 great-grandchildren: Kamrynn Furkin, Leo Hausdorfer, Livia Foley, Easton Barrett, Devin Barrett, Brentley Stapleton, and Kason Stapleton

2 siblings: William “PeeWee” Butler of Columbia, KY and Teresa Franklin (Johnny) of Louisville, KY

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a child ,Mike Tucker and two sisters: Doris Jean Cravens and Margaret Sue Wade.

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Daryl Tucker officiating

 

Burial: Robinson Ridge Cemetery

 

Visitation: Monday, April 1, 2024 from 4:00pm-8:00pmCT and Tuesday until time for the service

 

Pallbearers: Jody Stapleton, Poochie Tucker, Trevor Tucker, Jared Tucker, Justin Tucker, Jeff Greer, and Devin Barrett

 

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

 

Albert Delos Smith, 86, Knifley, KY


Albert Delos Smith, 86, of Knifley, KY passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at his residence. He was born in Merced Falls, CA on August 19, 1937 to the late Albert Walter and Dorothy Clara Hauthuth Smith.

 

Mr. Smith enjoyed searching for arrowheads, vegetable gardening and spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

Hhis wife: Karen Crawford Smith of Knifley, KY

3 children: Dustin Smith (Daisy) of Charleston, WV, Mary Cox of Prosperity, PA, and Dottie McCurdy of Sacramento, CA

1 grandson: Cole Cox

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Ed Cox and three siblings: Timothy, Rosalee, and Linda Smith.

 

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

 

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

 

Curtis Lee Sneed, 81, Mount Washington, KY (Adair County Native)

 
Curtis Lee Sneed, 81, of Mount Washington, KY passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 after his long battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was born in Adair County, KY on August 8, 1943 to Clarence Lee and Della Marie Sneed.  
 
After graduating from Adair County High School, he served his country in the Air Force as an Air Policeman. After fulfilling his duties, Curtis returned to Louisville, KY as a line worker at GE where he met the love of his life, Dorothy. In 2007, Curtis retired, and he and Dorothy spent their time traveling, reading, gardening, and enjoying yard work together.  
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters: Annie Beula Sneed and Shirley D. Stayton.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 nephews: Michael and Bryan Stayton
1 niece: Victoria Fields
 
Graveside service: Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 2:00pmCT at the Antioch Cemetery in Columbia, KY
 
There will be no visitation. 
 
McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home in Mt. Washington, KY was entrusted with his arrangements.
 
This obituary is a courtesy to the family by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.
 

Geneva Burton Goodin, 91, Columbia, KY


Geneva Burton Goodin, 91, of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at her residence. She was born in Columbia, KY on November 16, 1932 to the late Forest and Elzada Streeval Burton.
 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vitus Jack Goodin; a daughter, Dr. Julia Goodin; a son-in-law, John Lawrence; and two brothers: Darrell Gene Burton and Elvie Don Burton.

 

Mrs. Goodin was a member of the Purdy Separate Baptist Church, a Kentucky Colonel and was a former instructor at Lindsey Wilson College. Geneva was committed to God and helping people in any way possible, which lead her to the career that she loved as a Social Worker.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: Jackie Goodin (Barbara) of Columbia, KY, Vicky Goodin of Nashville, TN, and Cindy Lawrence of Springfield, KY

1 grandson: Christopher Goodin of Columbia, KY

1 great-grandchild: Novalee Goodin

6 siblings: Clarice Pendleton of Edinburgh, IN, Rachel Pike of Russell Springs, KY, Tony Burton (Jan) of Edinburgh, IN, Ronald Burton of Columbia, KY, Archie Joe Burton (Shirley) of Liberty, KY, and Irma Dean Piercy of Columbia, KY

Sister-in-law: Carol Burton of Columbia, KY

Uncle: Gilbert Burton of Columbia, KY

Several nieces & nephews


Funeral Service: Saturday, March 30, 2024 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Jamie Bryant officiating

 

Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery

 

Visitation: Friday, March 29, 2024 from 5:00-8:00pmCT and Saturday morning until time for the service at the funeral home 

 

Pallbearers: Kenny Pyles, Robert Knight, Ricky Parnell, Doug Cowan, Austin Curry, and Christopher Goodin

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

 

Edith Ann Stephens Jessee, 89, Lawrenceburg, KY (Russell County Native)


Edith Ann Stephens Jessee, 89, a native of Russell County, KY, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at her home in Lawrenceburg, KY. She was born on January 19, 1935 in Jabez, KY to Winford Edwin and Zella Whittle Stephens, who preceded her in death. 
 

She and her husband, Carlos Nelson “Tator” Jessee, owned and operated Classic Cleaners in Lawrenceburg until their retirement. Carlos preceded her in death in 2002. Edith then worked at Walmart until her second retirement at age 78. 


In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Nina Frances Stephens (Tyson “Buster”), and a brother, Rupert Keith Stephens. 

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Edwin Keith “Eddie” Jessee (Phyllis) of Springhill, FL

3 grandchildren: Christopher Allen Jessee and Ryan Nicole Jessee of Lawrenceburg, KY and Hayden Denny of Springhill, FL

Sister-in-law: Mary Rose Stephens of Tampa, FL

Niece: Sharon Gant (Ivan) of Corbin, KY

Nephew: Joel Stephens (Janet) of Tampa, FL

Many other family & friends

 

Funeral Service: Friday, March 29, 2024 at 11:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Silverman officiating

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Friday 
 

Burial: Bethlehem Cemetery

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bethlehem Cemetery Fund, in c/o of Peggy Loy, 3008 W. Hwy 80, Russell Springs, KY 42642.

 

Bernard Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Edith Ann Stephens Jessee.  An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Lucy Ann Sweigart, 66, Arcadia, IN


Lucy Ann Sweigart, 66, of Arcadia, IN passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 24, 2024 surrounded by her family at her residence. She was born in Jamestown, KY on September 6, 1957 to the late Oves "Cardell" and Vina (Ballenger) Chapman.
 

On May 26, 1984, she married John M. Sweigart and shared 37 years of marriage until his passing in 2022.


Lucy grew up in the Jamestown, KY area and was a member of Russell County High School’s graduating class of 1975. She worked for Industrial Dielectrics for 23 years until she took early retirement so that she could care for her mother for the last 8 years of her mother’s life. Those who knew Lucy knew she was a ball of energy and loved to care for others and volunteer. She spent countless hours volunteering throughout her community by helping arrange Teen Nights, volunteering as a Juvenile Probation Mentor, volunteering at the Aroma Food Pantry, and volunteering at Elwood Health & Living where she was recognized by being named Volunteer of the Year. In her earlier years, she enjoyed riding on the Harley with John, reading, and spending time at the lake on their boat. As she battled cancer, she became more in tune with her old TV shows, especially Andy Griffith, and completing Sudoku puzzles. One thing about Lucy that never faltered is that she loved spending her time with her family and loved to spoil her nieces and nephews, whom she treated more like her own children. Lucy was a bright spot for anyone who knew her and is going to be greatly missed.

 

SURVIVORS:
2 brothers: John (Jo) Chapman of Arcadia, IN and Rudy (Jenny) Chapman of Jamestown, KY

1 sister: Cathy (Jimmy Deceased) Grider of Arcadia, IN

Sister-in-law: Jackie Chapman of Jamestown, KY

Several nieces & nephews, great nieces & nephews, & great-great nieces & nephews


In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, John M. Sweigart; a sister, Wanda Wethington; a brother, Ronnie Chapman; and 2 brothers-in-law: Francis Wethington and Jimmy Grider.

Funeral Service: Friday, March 29, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY


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


Burial: Bethel Cemetery in Jamestown, KY


Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Bethel Cemetery in c/o Dale Malone, 2049 Arlus Hale Road, Russell Springs, KY

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

 

Janice L. Grider, 81, Russell Springs, KY


Janice L. Grider, 81, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, March 25, 2024 at Casey County Hospital. She was born on October 11, 1942 in Russell Springs, the daughter of the late Veston Grider and Elgie Coffey Grider

 

She was a member of Dunnville Baptist Church and attended Poplar Grove Baptist Church. Janice was an office worker in an insurance company.


SURVIVORS:
1 brother: Gary Grider of Russell Springs, KY

2 nephews: Tim (Nichole) Bair of Columbia, KY and Jason (Stephanie) Bair of Russell Springs, KY
 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husbands, Dorman Murphy and Thomas Samson.

Funeral service: Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 4:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Joe Donald Dickson, 62, Knifley, KY


Joe Donald Dickson, 62, of Knifley, KY passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at his residence. He was born in Glasgow, KY on November 2, 1961 to the late Donald Dickson and Joyce Goodin Emmitt.

 

Mr. Dickson was a member of the Lick Branch Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was a Firefighter for 32 years serving currently as the Assistant Fire Chief of the Knifley Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a former member of the Bardstown/Nelson County Fire Department, Dry Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, and the Canaanland Quartet. He enjoyed fishing, camping, singing gospel music, and spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Sheila Strange Dickson of Knifley, KY

3 children: Tommy Dickson (Annie) of Cane Valley, KY, Andy Dickson (Megan) of Lexington, KY, and Ashley Dickson (Jacob Burton) of Somerset, KY

2 grandchildren: Oliver and Simon Dickson

3 siblings: Cheryl Page (Ricky) of Charleston, SC, Mike Steenbergen of Scottsville, KY, and Stacy Thompson (Joey) of Cub Run, KY

Uncle: Rollin Dickson (Linda) of Glasgow, KY

Special family friend: Marshall Bailey of Glasgow, KY

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Patty Dickson Bailey, his stepfather, Chester Emmitt; a brother, Joe David Dickson; a niece, Courtney Steenbergen; and a nephew, Tristan Page.

 

Graveside service: Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 11:00amCT at Lick Branch Cemetery in Barren County, KY

 

Visitation: Tuesday, March 26, 2024 from 4:00-8:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home


In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses or the WHAS Crusade for Children at 520 W. Chestnut St. Louisville, KY 40202.

 

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

Hurston Holt, 81, Richmond, KY

 

Hurston Holt, 81, left this earth on Thursday, March 21, 2024 surrounded by family, and after a long illness in which he battled bravely. He was born on February 5, 1943 in Windsor, KY, the son of Ruby and Berlin “Byrd” Holt. 
 

Mr. Holt graduated from Russell County High School and attended Western Kentucky University. He met and married his college sweetheart and best friend of 60 years, Martha. He attended the University Church of Christ and lived a life of faith to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was a wonderful provider for his family. He worked at Dresser Industries Instrument Division in Berea, KY for 28 years and had many wonderful friends. He loved spending time with his family and friends, being a fan of Western Kentucky University, going to Oak Island Beach, and working out at the YMCA.


He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Martha Evelyn Lee Holt; his parents, Ruby and Berlin Holt, and a sister, Glenodine Thomas.


SURVIVORS:

4 children: Evelyn Hunter, Joe Holt (Robin), Michelle Berry (Allen) and Marsha Christopher (Zachary Williford)

6 grandchildren: Abigail Borchers (Jack), Beth Hunter, Steven Holt (Haley Slavey), Emma Alford, Alania Williford, and Harley Williford

1 great-grandchild: Ivyanna Slavey

Many nieces, nephews, cousins, & dear friends
 

He was dearly loved by his family, and friends because he loved dearly.        
 

Funeral Service: Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 7:00pmET at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home in Richmond, KY with Bo. Jay Dixon officiating

 

Visitation: Thursday from 4.00pm-7:00pmET at Combs, Parsons, & Collins Funeral Home (www.cpcfh.com)


Private interment: Oak Hill Cemetery in Rockcastle County, KY

 

This obituary is a courtesy of Bernard Funeral Home. 

Jimmy Kent Bowmer, 85, Jamestown, KY


Jimmy Kent Bowmer, 85, of Jamestown, KY passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. He was born on August 26, 1938 in Russell Springs, the son of the late Julian Meredith and Opal Lee Combest Bowmer.
 

Jimmy Kent lived his life as an independent man, being a truck driver for over 30 years. He was an avid UK sports fan. 
 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons, Billy (and Jana) Bowmer of Jamestown and Barry (and Karen) Bowmer of Lexington

5 grandchildren: John Michael (and Sabrina) Bowmer, Christopher (and Sally) Bowmer, Cody (and Kayleigh) Lawson, Brian (and Alex) Lawson, and Lauren Wallace

7 great-grandchildren (with one on-the-way)

 

In addition to his parents, Jimmy Kent was preceded in death by his daughter, Kelly Bowmer; and his sister, Betty Lou Branscum. 

 

Funeral service: 1:00pmCT Thursday, March 28, 2024 at Bernard Funeral Home.
 

Burial: Russell Springs City Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00amCT until time on Thursday at the funeral home

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations of sympathy be made to God’s Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1503, Russell Springs, KY 42642. For information or questions regarding donations, please call Gods’ Food Pantry at 270-866-7992.

 

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

Earl Morrison Coffey, 86, Columbia, KY

 

Earl Morrison Coffey, 86, of Columbia, KY passed away Saturday, March 23, 2024 at his residence. He was born on September 18, 1937 in Montpelier, KY to the late Holland C. and Zelma Morrison Coffey.

 

Mr. Coffey was a member of the former Pleasant Hill Christian Church and most recently attended the Russell Springs Christian Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Berlin Crisis of 1961. He was a member of the Adair County Cattlemen’s Association and enjoyed farming and spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Marilyn Sparks Coffey of Montpelier, KY

1 son: Shannon “Radar” Coffey (Michelle) of Franklin, IN

2 grandchildren: Alexis Carrillo (Justin) and Sawyer Coffey

1 great-grandchild: Rory Carrillo;

4 siblings: Gene Coffey (Lillie) of Louisville, KY, Carl Coffey (June) of Shepherdsville, KY, Ina Smith of Louisville, KY, and Guinda Miller (Bobby) of Columbus, OH

Sister-in-law: Ada Coffey of Columbia, KY

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Norman Coffey; a sister, Shirley Holt and her husband Orvil; and a brother-in-law, Lowell Smith.

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, March 30, 2024 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with

 

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

 

Visitation: Saturday after 10:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Carroll Egnew and Bro. Don Emerson officiating

 

Pallbearers: Jason Coffey, Derek Miller, Gary Smith, Corey Coffey, Tim Antle, and Dustin Ballenger
 

Stanley Russell Garmon, 100, Columbia, KY

 

Stanley Russell Garmon, 100, of Columbia, KY passed away Saturday, March 23, 2024 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown, KY. He was born in Columbia, KY on September 29, 1923 to the late Francis M. and Mable Pollard Garmon.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Elizabeth Brockman Garmon.

 

Mr. Garmon was of the Pentecostal faith and was a truck farmer selling produce around the area. He enjoyed crafts, building birdhouses, vegetable gardening, being around people and spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

4 children: Phillip Russell Garmon (Sharon) of Columbia, KY, Joyce Roach Dalton (Ronnie) of Nancy, KY, Sarah Kay Hammond of Lawrenceburg, KY, and Naomi Ann Bruce of Columbia, KY

6 grandchildren: Renee Kemp, Chris Roach (Monica), Missy Bruce McKalvia (Patrick), Cameron Garmon (Brooke), Daniel Hammond (Tasha), and Josh Bruce (Bethany)

18 great-grandchildren & 5 great-great-grandchildren

1 brother: Jerry Garmon (Kathy) of Columbia, KY

Special caregiver: Beth Denham

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two siblings: Shively Garmon and Dorothy Parks.

 

Private Graveside Service: Friday, March 29, 2024

 

Visitation: Thursday after 5:00pmCT and Friday from 9:00am-10:30amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
 

Edna Alene Melson, 85, Adair County, Ky

 

Edna Alene Melson, 85, of the Cundiff community in Adair County, KY died Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 10:20 A.M. at Green Hill Manor Nursing & Rehab in Greensburg. She was born August 29, 1938 in Adair County to the late Roy and Mamie Cape Helm. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sons & one daughter-in-law: Walter Dwayne Melson, Ronnie Lee Melson, Donnie and Gayle Melson; one brother, Roy Helm, Jr.; and two sisters,: Louise George and Thelma Bunch. 
 

She was a member of Melson Ridge United Baptist Church and retired from Union Underwear.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Walter Melson of Cundiff

1 son: Gary Melson (Vicki) of Cundiff

3 sisters: Faylene Spencer and Barbara Polston both of Cundiff, and Irene Spencer of Fairplay

6 grandchildren: Donnie Joe Melson (Tralisa), Stacey Ayers (Rodney), Jennifer Wall (Mike), Tabitha Coomer, Brandon Melson (Heather), Andrew Melson (Jordan)

13 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends

 

Funeral service: Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Mitchell Eggers officiating

 

Burial: Burchett Cemetery

 

Visitation after 4:00 P.M. Tuesday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Vickie Elaine Crowell, 64, Russell County, KY


Vickie Elaine Crowell, 64, passed from this life on Monday, March 18, 2024. She was born on November 14,1959 in Pensacola, Florida to Thomas Russ and Bernice Defoe.

She was a proud member of the Poarch Creek Indian Tribe from Atmore, AL.

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Bob Crowell

3 sons: Rob Crowell Jr (Terri) of Russell Springs, KY, Chase Jordan and Waylon Gaskins both of Jamestown, KY

1sister: Roxanna Goff (Jim)

2 brothers: Tom Russ (Tammy) and Tim Russ (Debbie) both of Noblesville, IN

4 grandchildren: Tristan and McKenzie Crowell of Russell Springs, KY, Taylor Crowell of Noblesville, IN and Kenzie Crowell of North Vernon, IN

2 great-grandchildren

Special uncle & aunt: J.D. & Connie Gibson of Middletown, IIN

Mother-in-law: Dorothy Beaver

Brother-in-law: Joe Beaver (Anita)

2 sisters-in-law: Connie Hays and Annette Crowell of Jamestown, KY

 
She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Crowell. 

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

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

Winford Ray Harris, 84, Windsor, KY

 
Winford Ray Harris, 84, of Windsor, KY passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at UK Bluegrass Hospice Care in Lexington. Born October 1, 1939 in Russell County, he was the only child of the late Omer and Delpha Ragle Harris. 
 

Winford was a former production manager at Essex Wire, in Lafayette, Indiana.  He enjoyed watching sports, especially UK Wildcats basketball and Cincinnati Reds baseball.  Winford was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.  He leaves behind two cats that he loved, “Hermie” and “Little Bit”.

 

Survivors include several cousins, as well as a special friend and caregiver, Carolyn Bressler.

 

In addition to his parents, Winford was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Harris.

 

Funeral Service: 1:00pmET on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Dwight Coffman and Bro. Mark Yaden officiating


 

Burial: Mill Springs National Cemetery with full military honors provided by American Legion Post #38

 

Visitation: After 11:00amET on Tuesday at the church

 

Pallbearers: Jacob Bressler, Ray Sandusky, Brent Clements, Jimmy Wilson, Cheston Wilson, and Milton Wade

 

Honorary pallbearer: Tony Withers

 

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to: Shriners Children’s Burn Center, in Dayton, Ohio. These can be made online at donate.lovetotherescue.org or mailed to: Shriners Children’s, Processing Center, PO Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394.

 

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

Gladys McClure Carnes, 85, Jamestown, KY


Gladys McClure Carnes, 85, of Jamestown, KY passed away Wednesday, March 20 2024 at her residence. She was born on January 9, 1939 in Russell County, KY, the daughter of the late Stanley McClure and Verla Mann McClure.
 

She was a hairdresser and a member of Freedom Christian Church. 

SURVIVORS:
Husband: Carl Carnes of Jamestown, KY 
2 sons: Timothy Carnes (Jennifer) of Russell Springs, KY and Anthony T. Carnes ( "Tiffany) of Jamestown, KY

1 sister: Mary Ann Collins (R.C.) of Jamestown, KY

6 grandchildren: Morgan Dishman, Hunter (and Logan) Smith, and Jensen Carnes of Russell Springs, Chase Carnes of Lexington, Colton Carnes and Gage Carnes of Jamestown

5 great-grandchildren: Sailer Dishman, Tanner Dishman, Briar Dishman, Parker Smith and Riley Smith

A host of nephews, nieces, & other family members

 

Along with her parents, Gladys was preceded in death by her brothers: James McClure, Leon McClure, Stanley McClure Jr., Willis McClure, and Phillip McClure. .

Funeral Service: Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Wendell Roberts and Bro. Scott Grey officiating

Visitation: After 10:30amCT on Saturday at Wilson Funeral Home

Interment: Carnes - Ballenger Cemetery, Black Fish Road, Jamestown, KY

 

Pallbearers: Chase Carnes, Colton Carnes, Gage Carnes, Logan Smith, Zach Bernard, and Jerry Humble 


Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

David Dewey Scott, 70, Columbia, KY


David Dewey Scott, 70, of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at T.J. Samson Hospital in Glasgow, KY. He was born in Columbia, KY on December 24, 1953 to the late Carl Scott and Allene Absher.

 

Mr. Scott was a retired Sergeant in the U S Army and Kentucky National Guard. He enjoyed doing mechanic work, woodworking, University of Kentucky basketball, reading, outdoor activities, and spending time with his family and friends.


SURVIVORS:

2 children: David Douglas Scott (Juanita) and Shannon Renee Scott Gadberry both of Columbia, KY

4 grandchildren: Jonathan Scott (Billie Elizabeth), Corey Scott (Harlie), Anthony Alley (Ashley), and Cody Gadberry

7 great grandchildren: Jaden, Rory and Riley Scott, Levi Money, Lanie Wilbanks, and Timree and Layton Alley

2 sisters: Marlene Flatt (Melvin) of Columbia, KY and Samantha Shepherd of Butler, KY

Several special nieces & nephews

 

Funeral Service: Monday, March 25, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Shane Gaskins officiating

 

Burial: Freedom Cemetery with military honors provided by VFW Post 6097

 

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

 

Pallbearers: Jonathan Scott, Corey Scott, Cody Gadberry, Phillip Cornelison, Brent Pelston, Chris Bragg, and Levi Money
 

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

 

Stephen Lynn Gadberry, 61, Columbia, KY

 
Stephen Lynn Gadberry, 61, of Columbia, KY passed away Monday, March 18, 2024 at his residence. He was born in Columbia, KY on April 1, 1962 to the late Orville Denver “Dutch” Gadberry and Ethel Mae McClister Gadberry of Burkesville, KY who survives. 
 
Mr. Gadberry was of the Church of Christ faith and enjoyed riding motorcycles and spending time with his family and friends.
 
SURVIVORS:
His mother: Ethel Mae McClister Gadberry of Burkesville, KY 
His companion of 42 years: Deborah Bryant of Columbia, KY
1 daughter: Samantha Lynn Bryant (Christopher Gilbert) of Columbia, KY
2 grandchildren: Rickie Mae Bryant and Stevie Ray Gilbert
3 sisters: Judy Mings of Louisville, KY, Donna Bailey (Danny) of Columbia, KY, and Pam Prewitt (Rick) of Burkesville, KY
Sister-in-law: Josephine Gadberry of Columbia
Several nieces & nephews
 
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ricky Gadberry and a brother-in-law, J.C. Mings.
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Watson and Bro. Ralph Foster officiating
 
Burial: McClister Cemetery
 
Visitation: Friday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Saturday until time for the service at the funeral home
 
Pallbearers: Chris Gilbert, Blake Helm, Chris Wethington, Jeff Herron, Jonathan Vaughn, and Victor Vaughn
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangments.
 

Arletta Irene Butler, 87, Russell Springs, KY

 
Arletta Irene Butler, 87, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, March 18, 2024, at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY. She was born in Lancaster, MO to the late Virgil McDaniel and Doris VanDyke Hayes.
 
Ms. Butler was a very active lady working until she was 80 years old at her last job as a desk clerk at Baymont Hotel in Muskegon, MI, she enjoyed playing cards selling healthcare products, networking, and spending time with her family and friends.
 
SURVIVORS:
5 children: Blane Butler (Ingrid) of Maryland, Cindy Lou (Paul) of Bloomington, IN, Darrin Butler (JungSun) of Arizona, Debbie Lawrence (Julius) of Russell Springs, KY, and Jeffrey Scott Butler of Columbia, KY
29 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren, & 16 great great grandchildren
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Alan Butler; her ex-husband, Stacy O. Butler; three siblings: Ben McDaniel, Ruth Harris, and Bob Wilson; and 6 grandchildren.
 
The family chose cremation and a memorial service will be held on Friday March 22, 2024 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.
 
Visitation: Friday from 9:00am-11:00amCT 
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Irma Mae Reitz Sallee, 93, Russell Springs, KY

 

Irma Mae Reitz Sallee, 93, of Russell Springs, KY died Sunday, March 17, 2024 with her family at her side. She was born on December 4, 1930 in Louisville, KY to Elmore Smith Reitz and Erma Viola Landhart Reitz. 

 

She grew up in the Germantown neighborhood and attended Atherton High School. Irma married her husband of 69 years, Charles Ford Salle in 1950. Shortly after, she moved with him to Texas during his service in the US Army. When they returned to Louisville, they made their home in Okolona where Irma enjoyed bowling leagues, hosting bunco, and raising their three daughters. Irma was a “dance mom” to the girls and continued to support them and her grandchildren when they decided never to leave the stage life.

 

Irma was well known in Louisville and featured in the Courier-Journal for her impressive wedding cakes.  She made cakes of all shapes and sizes with ornate embellishments. She would have preferred to serve cake or pie for dinner each night as her kitchen was often overrun with batters and icing for her next creation.

 

A true creative, Irma was also an accomplished seamstress and artist. She was a costume-maker for the Union Barrackades, a USO troupe that her daughters performed in. She made countless prom dresses, four wedding dresses, and hundreds of costumes in her lifetime. Irma enjoyed painting in watercolor and did several murals for her friends’ and family’s homes and businesses. Like most artists, her sewing room was crammed with fabrics, patterns, and “gingerbread” for her next project. If she could envision it, she could make it.

 

In addition to her parents, Irma Mae Sallee was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ford Sallee; her brothers: Elmer Reitz, Frank Reitz, and Ralph Reitz; her dear sister, Rose Ada Reitz Kelty; and a favorite nephew, Glenn Reitz. 

 

SURVIVORS:

3 daughters, Terry (Rick) Miles, Martha Sallee, and Patty (Eric) Grider

5 grandchildren: Casey (Jeremy) Lewis, Nick (Michelle) Miles, Sean Miles, Taylor (Braxton) Mann, and Zach Grider

8 great-grandchildren

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 9:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs, KY

 

Burial: Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville at 1:30pmCT (2:30pmET)

 

Visitation: After 5:00pmCT on Friday, March 22, 2024

 

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

 

Shelby Ray Coppage, 81, Adair County, KY


Shelby Ray Coppage, 81, of the Millerfield community in Adair County, KY passed away Friday, March 15, 2024 at his residence. He was born on January 10, 1943 in Liberty, KY, a son of the late Curtis Leslie Coppage and Fannie Smith Coppage.

 

Mr. Coppage was a farmer. 

SURVIVORS:
Wife: Janet Sapp Coppage of Russell Springs, KY 
4 daughters: Regina Knight (Jim), Tammy Robertson, Kim Passmore (James Kerns), and Christe Potter all of Russell Springs, KY

1 son: Danny Ray Coppage (Carol) of Russell Springs, KY

3 sisters: Lois Coleman of Liberty, KY, Judy Carol Hamm of Eubank, KY and Linda Pennington of Stanford, KY

17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren & 3 great-great grandchildren
 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Leonard Coppage, David Coppage and Freda Marie Gastineau.

Funeral Service: Monday, March 18, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Jeff Meeks officiating

Visitation: After 12:00pmCT on Monday at Wilson Funeral Home

Interment: Coppage Cemetery, Highway 76, Columbia, KY

 

Pallbearers: Travis Robertson, Erik Andrew, Dominic Coppage, Daniel Coppage, John Robertson and Dalton Potter


Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Larry Wallace, 70, Russell Springs, KY


Larry Wallace, 70, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Friday, March 15, 2024 at TJ Health Columbia. He was born on May 11, 1953 in Cincinnati, Ohio, a son of the late Edgar William and Margie Pauline Heath Wallace. 
 

Larry worked for many years in Russell and surrounding counties in termite and pest control as an exterminator. He enjoyed hunting and playing poker, but spending time with his family and friends was most important to him.  
 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Cody Wallace of Russell Springs and Larry Wayne (and Sandy) Wallace of Columbia

4 sisters: Carolyn (and Donnie) Burton of Mt. Vernon, Willma Fox of Nancy, Diana Sullivan and Teresa Robertson both of Russell Springs

3 grandchildren: Logan Shearer, Julia Wallace, and Luke Wallace

Sister-in-law: Opal Estelle Wallace of Russell Springs

 

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Renee Shearer and two brothers: Robert “Bobby” Wallace and Michael Wallace.

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 10:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Asa Wooten officiating

 

Burial: Russell County Memorial Gardens

 

Visitation: Monday, March 18, 2024 from 4:30pm-8:00pmCT and Tuesday morning from 8:00amCT until time of service 

 

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

Gina Elaine Pike, 60, Russell Springs, KY


Gina Elaine Pike, 60, of Russell Springs, KY passed from this life on Friday, March 15, 2024 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. She was born on October 29, 1963 in Louisville, KY, a daughter of the late Dillard and Audrey Pike. 
 

Gina was the “laughing-est” person you would ever meet; her family and friends had never met anyone who laughed as much as Gina did. She loved being around her friends and being home, sitting on her porch or being by the pond. Gina loved her flowers and dry land fish. She had a great eye for spotting items that she would creatively use in decorating. Gina was a natural caregiver and saw after her parents in the last years of their lives.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 brother & sister-in-law: Chris & Tracey Pike of Russell Springs

Her nephew & his family: Ethan Pike (and Whitney) and Vaeda Murray and Graham Pike of Russell Springs;

Her nephews: Kasey Pike of Russell Springs, Scott (and Ryan) Harris of Harlan, Dustin (and Eryn) Harris of Crawfordville, Indiana and Anthony (and Nikki) Alley of Columbia

A host of great-nieces, great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews

Lots of cousins & many friends

 

Along with her parents, Gina was preceded in death by her sister, Gwendy Harris and her special dog, Charlie.

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Proctor officiating

 

Interment: Tarter Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday


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

 

Joyce Ann Grider Lee, 59, Jamestown, KY

 
Joyce Ann Grider Lee, 59, of Jamestown, KY passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at home. She was born in Jamestown on September 11, 1964, a daughter of Mary Juanita (Sullivan) Grider of Russell Springs, KY and the late Robert Grider.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Oscar Lee of Russell Springs, KY
1 son: Joe (Brandi) Lee of Liberty, KY
Her mother: Mary Juanita (Sullivan) Grider of Russell Springs, KY 
2 sisters: Phyllis Hadley of Russell Springs, KY and Shanna Sayers of Dunnville, KY
2 brothers: David Grider of Jamestown, KY and Mark Grider of Russell Springs, KY
2 grandchildren: Shayla and Mack Lee
Other family & friends
 
In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by a brother, J.F. Grider.
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 2:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY
 
Visitation: After 12:00pmCT on Sunday at the funeral home
 
Burial: Rexroat Cemetery in Jamestown, KY
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

Robert (Bob) E. Bowles, 66, Russell Springs, KY

 
Robert (Bob) E. Bowles, 66, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, March 9, 2024 at his home. He was born in Beech Grove, IN on October 1, 1957, a son of the late Burna Dean (Kee) and Ernest Bowles.
 
Bob was a truck driver.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Debra Bowles of Russell Springs, KY
1 daughter: Jesse (Cody) Smith of Russell Springs, KY
2 sons: Michael (Carol) Bowles of Frankton, IN and Bobbie (Brie) Bowles of Greenwood, IN
1 sister: Vicki (Eddie) Stewart of Greenfield, IN
6 grandchildren & 1 great-grandchild
Many other family members & friends
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Bowles.
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Tim Ogle officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Saturday at the funeral home
 
Burial: Russell Springs Cemetery
 
The family request memorial donations to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, P.A.W.S., or to Wounded Warriors and can be made at the funeral home or online.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Elizabeth Dickerson Sanders, 87, Columbia, KY

 

Elizabeth Dickerson Sanders, 87, of Columbia, KY, daughter of the late Robert Lee and Verlie Stearns Dickerson, was born on June 27, 1936 in Albany, KY and departed this life on Monday, March 11, 2024 at her residence.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel T. Sanders, on April 17, 2014.

 

Mrs. Sanders was a retired school teacher, having taught for nearly 33 years in Kentucky and Ohio.

 

SURVIVORS:
1 son: Christopher Sanders of Columbia, KY
1 daughter: Lisa Ann (& Doug) Cantrell of Elizabethtown, KY
1 brother: James (& Mary) Dickerson of Paris, KY
1 sister: Virginia Burke of Florida
 
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers: John Q. Dickerson and Cordell F. Dickerson; and three sisters: Frances D. Vincent, Iva Lee Summers and Lena Mae Copeland.
 
All services will be conducted privately under the direction of Gupton-Landrum Funeral Home in Greensburg 
 
Graveside Service: Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 3:00pmCT at Haven Hill Cemetery in Columbia
 
There will be no public visitation.
 
Gupton-Landrum Funeral Home in Greensburg is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Matrie (Hill) Roach, 95, Adair County Native


Matrie (Hill) Roach, 95, of Florida (a native of Adair County, KY) was born in Chance, KY on October 1, 1928, a daughter of the late Elic and Katie (Coomer) Hill, and died on Thursday, March 7, 2024.

 

Matrie spent most of her life in the Chicago area until relocating to Florida for the past 4 years.

 

She was married to the late Damen Roach and was a sister to the following siblings: Airie, Rosey, Cecil, Tommy, Ruby, Flossie, Chester and Hazel.

 

No words can express what a God loving, selfless, kind, woman she was. Matrie was loved by so many and will be dearly missed.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Linda Roach Gerritsen (& fiance Don F.)  

1 son: John Roach (& Mary Ann Zellmann)

2 grandchildren: Dylin & James Gerritsen

 

Chapel Prayers: Friday, March 15, 2024 at 11:00amCT at Hann Funeral Home, 8230 S. Harlem Ave, Bridgeview, IL

 

Visitation: Thursday, March 14, 2024 from 3:00pm-9:00pmCT at Hann Funeral Home

 

Interment: Chapel Hills Garden south Cemetery in Oak Lawn, IL

 

For more information, please call Hann Funeral Home at 788-496-3344.

 

This obituary is a courtesy to the family by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in Columbia, KY.
 

Susan Ann Nokes, 60, Columbia, KY

 

Susan Ann Nokes, 60, of Columbia, KY passed from this life on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at home, surrounded by her family. She was born on June 23, 1963 in Louisville, KY, one of two children born to the union of the late James Willard and Shelby Jean Estes Nokes.

 

Susan graduated from beauty college and worked many jobs throughout her life. She loved being outdoors, enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. Susan loved flamingos and going to the beach. Susan had a contagious smile and enjoyed life to the fullest. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, and will be missed deeply by everyone who knew her.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 children: Brandon (Leslie) Nokes of Columbia and Reba Jean (Dustin) Hodson of Atlanta, Texas

7 grandchildren: Riley, Maycee, Asher, Ragnar, Ronan “Rollo”, Rune, and Rurik

1 sister: Angie Marie (Allen) Pierce of Campbellsville

Niece: Shelbie Pierce of Bowling Green

Special companion: Robert Biggerstaff of Columbia

 

Per Susan’s wishes, cremation was chosen and no services are scheduled.

 

Donations in memory of Susan can be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or to Hosparus Health Green River at www.hosparushealth.org.

 

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

 

Ramona Sharon Franklin, 55, Columbia, KY

 

Ramona Sharon Franklin, 55, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 6:45 P.M. at TJ Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was born December 6, 1968 in Casey County, KY. 

 

Ramona was preceded in death by her father, Oda Lee Daniel; a brother, Danny Daniel; and a sister-in-law, Sharon Padgett.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Tommy Franklin of Columbia

Her mother: Iola Andrew of Columbia

1 son: Jeremy Franklin (Brandy) of Columbia

2 daughters: Amanda Hancock (Justin) of Columbia and Jessica Burton of Science Hill

1 brother: Luke Daniel of Nancy

4 sisters: Doris Dabney of Somerset, Kay Shell of Dunnville, Susie Franklin of Columbia, and Joyce Strunk of Stearns

9 grandchildren: Molly, Mox and Maddex Franklin, Sebastian Hancock, Alyssa and Shanley Hausdorfer, Rowen Bryant, Jax and Lexi Burton

Her mother-in-law: Viola Jessie of Columbia

Sister-in-law: Shelia Franklin (Tony) of Columbia

Several nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Godfrey Jackson officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 3:00 P.M. Saturday

 

Casket Bearers: Justin Hancock, Donovan Morton, Roger Strunk, Jackie Morgan, Michael Morgan, & Jeremy Franklin

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Wilma Jean Stargel, 76, Columbia, KY

 

Wilma Jean Stargel, 76, of Columbia, KY passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at Baptist Health Hardin Hospital in Elizabethtown, KY. She was born in Adair County on June 15, 1947 to the late Lester and Hazel Marie Burton Curry.

 

Mrs. Stargel was a member of the New Hope Separate Baptist Church and formerly sang with "The Goodins". Jean enjoyed cooking, canning, singing, and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Roger Dale Stargel of Columbia, KY

4 children: Rodney Stargel (Lynn) of Campbellsville, KY, Anthony Stargel (Vicki) of Post, TX, Tiffany Grant (Curtis) of Columbia, KY and Jared Stargel (Amber) of Columbia, KY

12 grandchildren: NaKisha Stargel, NaKita Ewing (Wayne), MaKayla Shelton (Michael), Nikki Stargel (Joe McKinley), Sabrina Willis (Dillon), Tyler Stargel (Lisa Garza), Mason Grant, Charlie Grant, Brayden Stargel, Halynn Stargel, Jase Stargel, and Sophia Stargel

7 great-grandchildren: Gemma Janes, Elsie Janes, Gracelynn Ewing, Thomas Ewing, Adler Willis, Della Willis, and David River Shelton

6 siblings: Ralph Curry (Treva) of Columbia, KY, Steve Curry (Phyllis) of Columbia, KY, Terry Curry (Rhonda) of Richmond, KY, Judy Bailey (Jessie) of Shelbyville, IN, Beverly Veirs Coffey (Davey) of Hodgenville, KY, and Sondra Curry Altman (Barry Harlow) of Greensburg, KY

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Lynn Curry; a brother-in-law, Roy Veirs; and a nephew, Payton Altman.

 

Funeral Service: Friday, March 8, 2024 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in Columbia, KY with Bro. Casey Davis officiating

 

Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery

 

Visitation: Thursday, March 7, 2024 after 4:00pmCT at the funeral home

 

Pallbearers: Mason Grant, Charlie Grant, Brayden Stargel, Luke Rich, Andrew Roy, Curtis Grant, Halynn Stargel, and Jase Stargel

 

Honorary Pallbearers: grandchildren & great-grandchildren

 

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

 

Phyllis Ann Mayse, 77, Glensfork, KY

 

Phyllis Ann Mayse, 77, of Glensfork, KY passed away Saturday, March 2, 2024 at her residence, surrounded by her family. She was born on January 5, 1947 in Clinton County, KY to the late Arvis W. and Bonnie P. Irwin Stearns.

 

Mrs. Mayse attended 3trees Church in Columbia, KY and enjoyed flower gardening, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Richard Mayse of Glensfork, KY

1 daughter: Sulayne Grider (J.D.) of Columbia, KY

3 granddaughters: Heather Bennett (Juston) and Samantha Harrelson (Neil), both of Columbia, KY and Sara Grider of Riverside, CA

2 great-granddaughters: Chloe Grider and Tilly Harrelson

Sister-in-law: Nancy Mann of Columbia, KY

Caregivers: Kathy Coffey and Helen Williams

 

Graveside Service: Monday, March 4, 2024 at 3:00pmCT at Haven Hill Cemetery. There will be no public visitation.

 

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

 

Allene Collins Aaron, 94, Columbia, KY

 

Allene Collins Aaron, 94, of Columbia, KY passed away Friday, March 1, 2024 at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia, KY. She was born in Adair County on April 30, 1929 to the late Vertie W. and Montra Aaron Collins.
 

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Aaron and two siblings: Ray and Maxine Collins.

 

Mrs. Aaron was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church and was a teacher in the Adair County School System, starting in a one room schoolhouse before retiring at John Adair Middle School. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, flower gardening and spending time with her family and friends.

 

SURVIVOR:

1 daughter: Annette Aaron Keltner (Greg) of Columbia, KY

1 granddaughter: Laramie Pelston (Bart) of Columbia, KY

2 great-grandchildren: Greyson and Dawson Pelston

1 sister: Kathleen Gregory of Louisville, KY

Several nieces & nephews

 

Funeral Service: Monday, March 4, 2024 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Pescosolido and Bro. Bill Davenport officiating

 

Burial: Grant Cemetery

 

Visitation: Sunday from 5:00-8:00pmCT and Monday morning until time for the service 

 

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

 

Kenneth Nell "Kenny" Janes, 88, Columbia, KY

 

Kenneth Nell “Kenny” Janes, 88, of Columbia, KY passed away Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Nortons Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was born on June 17, 1935 in Sparksville, KY to the late George and Sophia Petty Janes.

 

Mr. Janes was a member of the Egypt Christian Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and he and his wife were the owners and operators of the Green River Bait Shop. He enjoyed taking care of his two horses and spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Lois Feese Janes of Columbia, KY

4 children: David Curry, Lee Ann Wall (Garry), Randy Curry (Amy Monroe), and Terry Curry (Donna Hatcher) all of Columbia, KY

4 grandchildren: Dustin Brockman (Erin), Shelby Curry, Austin Curry (Caitlin Bronson), and Russell Curry

1 great-granddaughter: Skye Brockman

Several other friends & relatives

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Wesley Janes and several brothers and sisters.

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Patton and Bro. Larry Brown officiating

 

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

 

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

 

Pallbearers: Greg Smith, Barry Smith, Jacob Feese, Mike Curry, Mark Curry, and Stacey Akin. 

 

Honorary Pallbearers: Maxie Smith, Donnie Bennett, Joe Morgan, Carl Shirley, and the Egypt Christian Church Elders

 

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

 

Harold G. Aaron, 80, Russell Springs, KY

 

Harold G. Aaron, 80, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington. He was born April 12, 1943 in Russell County, a son of the late Luther and Cletta Luttrell Aaron. 
 

At an early age, he was baptized and was later married at the Bernard Ridge Church of God. Harold was a farmer and a carpenter, who in earlier times, had enjoyed fishing and coon hunting. He was a good husband and father, a very generous man, willing to help those in need.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife of 60 years: Carolyn Dunbar Aaron

2 sons: Ronnie (Tracy) Aaron and Brian (Kelly) Aaron, both of Russell Springs

1 daughter: Teresa (Steve) McFall of Jamestown

3 brothers: Bruce (Brenda) Aaron of New Castle, Indiana, Paul (Marilyn) Aaron and Joe (Sandy) Aaron, both of Russell Springs

4 sisters: Jerlene Nice of Salem, Indiana, Peggy Johnson of Russell Springs, Debbie (Darris) Bennett of Russell Springs, and Grace (George) Patty of Salem, Indiana

8 grandchildren: Rachel (Steven French) McFall, Ben McFall, Lucas McFall, Katelyn (Chance) Montgomery, Cameron (Star Marcum) Aaron, Kerigan Aaron, Nicholas Aaron and Nathan Aaron

4 great-grandchildren: Jaxton Montgomery, Oakley Aaron, Maelee Montgomery and Brynlee French

A host of nephews, nieces and other family members

 

Along with his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law: Grover Johnson and Don Nice.

 

Funeral Service: Monday, March 4, 2024 at 12:00pmCT at Bernard Ridge Church of God with Bro. Eric Richardson officiating

 

Burial: Bernard Ridge Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 9:00amCT on Monday

 

Pallbearers: Ben McFall, Lucas McFall, Cameron Aaron, Nicholas Aaron, Nathan Aaron and Chance Montgomery

 

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

Patrick Scott Tucker, 50, Crestwood, KY (formerly of Russell County, KY)

 

Patrick Scott Tucker, 50, of Crestwood, KY (formerly of Russell County, KY) passed away on February 21, 2024. He was born on June 5, 1973 in Somerset, KY to Ronnie and Sandra Tucker.
 

He was brilliant and funny, an author of books, a teacher, a friend, a lover of a good or terrible dad joke. He possessed that rare talent of spinning a tale that made you wish it would never end. Patrick lived a life full; where wit, intelligent conversation, and sarcasm were abound. If that failed there was a nice cigar, good bourbon, a warm fire and the Marx brothers. But above it all he loved his family and they loved him.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roe & Eva Tucker, and Hulon & Thelma Pennington.

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Amy M. Tucker, née Smith

1 son: Sullivan H.R. Tucker

Parents: Ronnie Tucker and Sandra Pennington Tucker

1 brother: Casey J. Tucker

Services will be private.


Newcomer S.W. Louisville Chapel in Louisville, KY is in charge of the arrangements.

 

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