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Obituaries Archives for 2024-04

Daniel Ray Napier, 67, Knifley, KY

 
Daniel Ray Napier, 67, of Knifley, KY, the son of the late Ernest Adam and Ruby Napier, was born June 28, 1956 and departed this life on Thursday, April 25, 2024 in Campbellsville at Taylor Regional Hospital. 
 
He was a former electrician technician for National Guardian Security Company.
 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Brandon Gardner and two brothers: Magallen Napier and Randall Napier.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Stephen Garner and Jarrod Napier, both of Lexington
1 brother: Chris Golden of Coburg
4 grandchildren
A host of other relatives & friends
 
To honor the wishes of Mr. Napier, cremation rites were conducted by L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville.
 

Larry Earl Glover, 76, Russell Springs, KY


Larry Earl Glover, 76, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Monday, April 29, 2024 surrounded by his family at Taylor Regional Hospital. He was born to Earl and Georgia Glover on September 10, 1947.
 

Larry served his country in the US Army for 4 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and shooting pool with his brothers in his backyard on Friday nights. Larry enjoyed being home with Linda and their 2 pups, Scooter and Toby, and watching a good UK ballgame. Larry professed his faith in Christ and was baptized recently along with his wife, Linda. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. 

SURVIVORS:

His wife of 55 years: Linda Wilson Glover of Russell Springs

His mother: Georgia Jasper Glover of Dunnville

2 sons: Timmy Glover and Moe Glover of Russell Springs

1 daughter: Debbie Ping of Russell Springs

4 brothers: Ruel Glover, Jack Glover, Kenny Glover, and Vince Glover all of Russell Springs

1 sister: Linda Glover Roberts of Dunnville

4 grandchildren: Charles Ping; Derrick Ping; Jacob Glover, and Cheyenne Glover

4 great-grandchildren: Lucy, Mable, Bethany, and Shelby

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Glover and a sister, Barbara “Sissy” Wilson. 
 

Funeral service: Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Asa Wooten officiating

 

Burial: Russell Springs City Cemetery with military honors performed by the Russell County Honor Guard
 

Visitation: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 from 5:00-8:00pmCT and Thursday after 7:30amCT at Bernard Funeral Home

 

Pallbearers: his sons, Timmy and Moe Glover and his brothers: Ruel, Jack, Kenny, and Vince Glover

 

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

Laura Belle Underwood, 46, Columbia, KY

 

Laura Belle Underwood, 46, of Columbia, KY died Friday, April 26, 2024 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington. She was born February 4, 1978 in Fayette County, a daughter of the late Catherine Hodge Berryman and Alfred Berryman of Lawrenceburg, KY (who survives).

 

She was also preceded in death by a step-son, Christopher Underwood. 
 

Laura was a member of the Columbia Church of Christ and a homemaker.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Jacky Underwood of Columbia

Her father: Alfred Berryman of Lawrenceburg

2 daughters: Cheyenne Lowe of Campbellsville and Catherine Lowe of Oklahoma

2 step-daughters: Tamara Milby and Stephanie Underwood both of Greensburg

1 brother: Troy Berryman of Harrodsburg

1 sister: Becky Goodlett of New Haven

4 grandchildren & 8 step-grandchildren

 

The family has chosen cremation and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Daniel Ray Napier, 67, Knifley, KY

 
Daniel Ray Napier, 67, of Knifley, KY passed away Friday, April 26, 2024 at Taylor Regional Hospital.
 
A complete list of survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later by L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville.
 

Charles Lee Irvin, 62, Russell Springs, KY

 

Charles Lee Irvin, 62, of Russell Springs, KY passed away at his home on Sunday, April 28, 2024. He was born September 19, 1961 in Taylor County, KY, a son of Virginia Lawless Irvin and the late Arnett “Bud” Irvin.

 

Charles worked as a builder for many years with Cook’s Construction. He was an avid “gamer” and enjoyed watching old westerns on television. Charles attended Faith General Independent Church.

 

SURVIVORS:

His life companion: Bessie Worley of Russell Springs

1 son: Craig Irvin of Russell Springs 

1 daughter: Alisha Irvin of Jamestown

His mother: Virginia Irvin of Russell Springs

Special nephew: Rodney Irvin of Russell Springs

3 brothers: Johnny (Carol) Irvin, Arnett (Lana) Irvin, Jr., and Brandon Irvin all of Russell Springs

2 sisters: Mary Jane (David) Riley of Indianapolis, Indiana and Judy Irvin of Russell Springs

1 nephew: Chad Irvin of Russell Springs

3 nieces: Latessia (Josh) Pickett and Samantha (Hank) Neeley both  of Russell Springs and Heather Bryant of Columbia

Several other nieces & nephews

 

Cremation rites will be honored by Bernard Funeral Home. No services are planned at this time. 

 

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

 

Connie Burress, 82, Adair County, KY


Connie Burress, 82, of the Milltown community of Adair County died Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 10:39 A.M. at the Metcalfe Health Care Center in Edmonton, KY. She was born December 2, 1941 in Adair County to the late Richard and Elva Rogers Downey. 
 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Bobby Burress, her step-father, Horace Gabehart, and her brother, Larry Downey.

 

Connie was a faithful member of Milltown Church until her health failed, a member of the Portlandettes Homemaker Club, worked at Fruit of the Loom, and was a Ward Clerk at Westlake Regional Hospital.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Wally & wife Laura Burress and Bryan Burress both of Columbia

1 sister: Karen Roy of Richmond

1 grandson: Austin Burris of Columbia

Several other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at Milltown Church with Bro. Barney Taylor officiating

 

Burial: Milltown Cemetery

 

Visitation: Tuesday from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday from 6:00 A.M. until 8:30 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home and after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday at the church

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Milltown Church on the Donor’s favorite charity

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Todd Dean Powell, 49, Columbia, KY

 

Todd Dean Powell, 49, of Columbia, KY passed away Sunday, April 28, 2024 at his residence. He was born May 6, 1974 in Adair County, KY, a son of the late Gary Dean Powell and Judy Butler of Columbia, KY (who survives).

SURVIVORS:
1 son: Skylar Shoultz of Russell Springs, KY

1 sister: Monica Butler of Campbellsville, KY

Niece: Raelynn Wesley of Campbellsville, KY


Funeral Service: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 12:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Dwan Hadley officiating

Interment: Loy Cemetery, Jamestown, KY

 

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

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Ronnie Wayne Blackwell, 68, Columbia, KY

 

Ronnie Wayne Blackwell, 68, of Columbia, KY passed away Friday, April 26, 2024 at T.J. Health Columbia. He was born on September 6, 1955 in Adair County to the late Robert Sr. and Ruth William Blackwell.

 

Mr. Blackwell was a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and was a graduate of Campbellsville University. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

 

SURVIVORS:

7 siblings: twin Rannie Blackwell and Dale Blackwell both of Columbia, KY, Marilyn Blackwell, Sharon Brown, Charlie Blackwell, Keith Blackwell, and Kelly Blackwell (Elizabeth) all of Louisville, KY

Aunt: Lucille Graves of Fairplay, KY

Several nieces, nephews, cousins, & friends

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three siblings: Judy Lewis, Ruth Ann Blackwell, and Robert Blackwell, Jr.

 

Funeral Service: Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 12:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Rev. Ricky Shirley and Rev. Kenny Carter officiating

 

Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery

 

Visitation: Thursday after 11:00amCT

 

Pallbearers: His brothers & nephews

 

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

 

Elaine Conner, 79, Jamestown, KY

 
Elaine Conner, 79, of Jamestown, KY, formerly of Shelbyville, IN, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2024 at her home. She was born in Manilla, IN, on December 28, 1944, a daughter of the late Coree and  Alma (Reed) Pounds.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Jay Conner of Jamestown, KY
3 sons: Troy Smith (Patty) of Jacksonville, FL;  Eric Conner of Shelbyville, IN; and Doug Conner (Amy) of Shelbyville, IN
1 daughter: Amanda Maines of Mt. Sterling, KY
2 sisters: Audrey Marker (Gerald) of Bloomington, IN and  Janie Baxter (Oris) of Shelbyville, IN
1 brother: Jerry Pounds (Beverly) of Burns, TN
9 grandchildren & 5 great grandchildren
Other family & friends
 
Funeral Service: Monday, April 29, 2024 at 12:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Bobby Conner officiating
 
Burial: Jamestown Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Monday 
 
Pallbearers: Troy Smith, Gary Conner, Fred Conner, Rick Conner, Ronnie Conner, and Lewis Conner.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

Elizabeth Wayne Pickett, 96, formerly of Columbia, KY

 
Elizabeth Wayne Pickett, 96, formerly of Columbia, KY died Friday, April 26, 2024 at 1:10 A.M. at the Hospice House in Bowling Green. She was born February 9, 1928 in Green County, KY to the late Olie Atwell and Nettie Beulah Dawson Coffey. 
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Colby Pickett; her sons-in-law: Charles Jones and Billy Grant; and the following siblings: Winfrey Coffey, Ray Coffey, Naomi Coffey, Gertrude Garrison and Kathleen Squires.
 
Wayne was a member of Columbia Baptist Church, a homemaker and enjoyed fishing and working with the garden produce, being the best of any cutting off corn.
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Sue Grant of Columbia, KY and Donna Jones of Auburn, KY
4 grandchildren: Rick Grant, Brad Grant, Becca Melloan and Jenna Haynes
3 great-grandchildren: Colby, Emmie and Garrett
Several other relatives and friends, including a special nephew, Carol Harmon
 
Funeral Service: Monday, April 29, 2024 at 12:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Johnson officiating
 
Burial: Orr Cemetery in Green County
 
Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Monday
 
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Columbia Baptist Church or to the Green River Animal Shelter and can be left at the funeral home.
 
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Chastity Niccole Howard Sharp, 24, Liberty, KY

 
Chastity Niccole Howard Sharp, 24, of Liberty, KY passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2024 in Liberty. She was born on  May 25, 1999 in Danville, KY, the daughter of Ronald Sharp of Russell Springs, KY and Faith Howard of Liberty, KY
 
Chastity was a homemaker, a beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend to all.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Braxton Luttrell of Liberty, KY
2 sisters: Destinee Howard of Russell Springs, KY and Kayanah Sharp of Liberty, KY
1 brother: Bradley Sharp of Russell Springs, KY
Her grandmother: Gail Andrews of Liberty, KY
A host of aunts, uncles & cousins 
Her beloved fur baby: "Bubby"
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 11:00amET at the South Fork Cemetery, 793 South Fork Church Rd, Liberty, KY
 
Interment: South Fork Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00amET on Sunday at the cemetery
 
Wilson Funeral Home in Russell Springs, KY is in charge of arrangements.
 

Kenneth Dale Burton, 66, Knifley, KY


Kenneth Dale Burton, 66, of Knifley, KY passed away Thursday, April 25, 2024 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born in Glasgow, KY on February 21, 1958 to the late Finis Edwin and Jewell McQueary Burton.

 

Mr. Burton enjoyed talking on his CB radio, where he was known as “Triple Nickel”, working on lawnmowers, and spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

His companion: Peggy Raines of Knifley, KY

2 children: Ken Burton (Chenoa) of Greensburg, KY and Natalie Burton Smith (Cory Peach) of Campbellsville, KY

Bonus children: Stephen Lynn (Melissa) of Cumberland Furnace, TN, and Jessica Lynn (Tony) of Liberty, KY

6 grandchildren: Chezney Burton, Keely Burton, Ember Smith, Ryder Smith, Carson Ray, and Kailie Ray

Bonus grandchildren: Paige Jones, Bryce Lynn, and Silas Lynn

1 brother: Coy Burton (Donna) of Columbia, KY

Several nieces & nephews

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Burton Roberts; two brothers: Joseph and Don Burton; and a nephew, Bobby “Bubby” Roberts.


Funeral Service: Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 3:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Roger Holmes officiating

 

Burial: Caldwell Ridge Cemetery at Knifley

 

Visitation: After 1:00pmCT on Sunday at the funeral home 

 

Pallbearers: Moses Lee, Tony Poff, Stephen Lynn, Doug Holmes, Kenny Joe Burton, Jason Burton, Kenny Bottoms, and Greg Greer
 

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

 

Richard Marvin Foley, 72, Russell Springs, KY


Richard Marvin Foley, 72, of Russell Springs, KY passed from this life on Tuesday, April 23, 2024. He was born on April 30, 1951, a son of the late Albert and Desria Foley,

 

Richard was retired from Lake Cumberland State Park and was an avid farmer. He had proclaimed his faith in Christ and was a member of Mt Olive Baptist Church in Russell Springs.


In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Audrey Spivey; father in law, Bob Spivey; and brothers-in-law: Michael Elliott and Jeff Wilson.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife of 26 years: Lana Katherine Spivey Foley of Russell Springs

3 children: Timothy Albert Foley & wife Robin of Adair County, Ginny Rose Thomas & husband Matt, and Regina Haugen both of Russell Springs

4 grandchildren: Lucas & Tyler Thomas of Russell Springs and Kenna Grace & Tinlee Faith Foley of Adair County

Sister-in-law: Patsy Elliott of Russell Springs

Brother-in-law: Robert Spivey of Russell Springs 

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 12 Noon at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Bro. Delvin Wilson and Dwight Coffman officiating

 

Visitation: Friday, April 26, 2024 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel and Saturday after 11:00amCT at Mt. Olive Baptist Church

 

Interment: Russell Springs City Cemetery

 

Pallbearers: Tyler Thomas, Sam Baker, Michael Roy, Barry McElroy, Phil Austin, and Trey Spinks.

 

Honorary pallbearers: Ted Loy, staff of Russell County Hospital and Hospice of Lake Cumberland, and members of Mt Olive Baptist Church


Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Brandy Lynne "Bernie" Atkins, 48, Russell Springs, KY

 
Brandy Lynne “Bernie” Atkins, 48, of Russell Springs, KY passed from this life on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center in Somerset, KY. She was born September 24, 1975 in Somerset, a daughter of Randall and Lynne Hines Polston.  
 
Along with being a registered nurse, Brandy had earned other titles such as “Chaos Coordinator” at the Old Homeplace and as the “free therapist”, always being willing to give advice, bend her ear or lend a shoulder to a friend or coworker in need.
 
She was fondly known as "Momma Brandy” to her biological children and to many children she “adopted” along the way. Brandy loved being around the water in the summer and taking big adventures with the kids. She was a shopaholic and loved her Mountain Dews and breakfast burritos (with salsa!).
 
SURVIVORS:
2 daughters: Samantha Davidson (Jacob Jasper) and Ashley Burton (Jared Veatch), both of Russell Springs
Her mother: Lynne Polston of Eli
Her long-time companion and love of her life: Thomas Burton of Russell Springs
1 sister: Wendy Polston (Robert Hall) of Russell Springs
4 grandchildren: Luna, Gunner, Jackson, and Kiedis
2 nieces: Natasha (Slade) Baughman and Angelina Hall
1 nephew: Nicholas (Samantha) Lawless
Friends, co-workers & many “adopted” kids
Her dachshund: “Clark”
 
Brandy was preceded in death by her father, Randall Polston, and her special dog, “Joe”.
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 4:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Dustin McGowan officiating
 
Visitation: After 1:00pmCT on Saturday
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bernard Funeral Home to help offset funeral expenses.
 
Arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Sandra Sue Norris, 80, formerly of Columbia, KY

 

Sandra Sue Norris, 80, formerly of Columbia, KY died Sunday, April 21, 2024 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, Indiana. She was born February 9, 1944 in Adair County, KY to the late Coakley and Elizabeth Edwards Rodgers. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Norris on September 30, 2022 and two brothers: James and Larry Rodgers.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Terry Norris of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida

2 daughters: Lisa Schmitt (Ray) of Hesston, Kansas and Debbie Grass (Shawn) of Greenfield, Indiana

1 brother: Mike Rodgers of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida

7 grandchildren: Courtney Wehrley, Chris Norris, Tanner Norris, Ashley Holloway, Hannah Schmitt, Jacob Grass, and Jesse Grass

7 great-grandchildren

A host of other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 2:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Carli Riggs officiating

 

Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 12:00 P.M. Sunday

 

Casket Bearers: Chris Norris, Tanner Norris, Jacob Grass, Jesse Grass, Brian Wehrley, Jeremy Holloway

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Larry Dale Robertson, 63, Russell Springs, KY

 
Larry Dale Robertson, 63, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at Cumberland Nursing and Rehabilitation in Somerset, KY. He was born July 16, 1960 in Russell Springs, a son of the late Arnold and Darlene Burton Robertson.  
 
Larry, known as “Puddin” to some, was quite a character. He enjoyed joking around and making people laugh. Larry was also affectionately called “Homelite” because of his genius-like mechanical abilities and knack for being able to work on any kind of engine. His brothers and sisters say he was “ornery”, but a kind, caring person with a big heart for helping others. Larry will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and neighbors.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 brothers: Freeman (Karen) Robertson, Charles Robertson, and Arnie (Kimberly) Robertson all of Russell Springs
2 sisters: Cathy (Lindon) Foley of Russell Springs and Tammie (Chris) Stapp of Jamestown  
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Freddie Robertson.
 
Funeral Service: Friday, April 26, 2024 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Dallas Burton officiating
 
Burial: New Friendship Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 9:30amCT on Friday at the funeral home
 
Pallbearers: Mike Robertson, Jade Robertson, Daniel Stapp, Sam Stapp, Travis Robertson, John Robertson, and Nathan Acree  
 
Honorary pallbearer: Terry Warriner
 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Karen Diane Bishop, 67, Columbia, KY

 

Karen Diane Bishop, 67, of Columbia, KY passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at the University of Louisville Hospital from injuries sustained in an auto accident. She was born in Louisville, KY on October 28, 1956 to the late Fred Lawrence Lee, Sr. and Doris Jean Milburn Montgomery of Columbia, KY (who survives).

 

Ms. Bishop enjoyed doing yard work, flower gardening and spending time with her family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her mother: Doris Jean Milburn Montgomery of Columbia, KY

2 children: April Schoenbaechler of Campbellsville, KY and Jeremiah Stephen Bishop (Leshana Brooks) of Lexington, KY

3 grandchildren: Madison and Lileigh Schoenbaechler and Bailey Dixon

4 siblings: Fred Lee (Brenda) of Columbia, KY, Larry Lee of Carrollton, KY, Teresa Jackson and Pam Lee of Louisville, KY

Several nieces & nephews

 

Funeral Service: Friday, April 26, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Patton officiating. Cremation will follow the service.

 

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Friday
 

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

 

 

Debra Lynn Tucker, 64, Jamestown, KY

 

Debra Lynn (ex-Hopper, ex-Mahan) Tucker, 64, originally from Jamestown, KY, passed from this life on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at Fair Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. She was born August 19, 1959 in Russell County, a daughter of the late Sylvester and Auda Mae Wright Tucker.

 

Debra eventually moved to Lexington and earned her master's degree in English at the University of Kentucky. She was at heart a story teller, an advocate for Appalachia, and the soul of every party. Debra embodied the dichotomy of modern feminism, a stay at home mother who went back to school for a masters degree; a published author who could croon karaoke or weave a yarn to her grandbabies. She had a passion for books and spent many years in bookstores, inspiring a love of literature in those around her. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her loving son, Michael Gregory Hopper.

 

SURVIVORS:

Children & grandchildren: Joseph Hopper (Corissa Caudill) and Andrew Hopper (Lydia Shedlofsky)

1 sister: Carol Tucker

Niece: Sarah Adams (Justin Adams)

Extended family & friends

 

Memorial Service: Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 11:00am-1:00pmCT at Pine Grove Separate Baptist Church

 

The family requests no flowers. If you are moved to make a donation in her honor, the family suggests Woodford County Animal Shelter or the Global Fund for Women.

 

Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Tracy York Murrell, 39, Columbia, KY

 

Tracy York Murrell, 39, of Columbia, KY died Sunday, April 21, 2024 as the result of an automobile accident on Highway 55 in Taylor County. She was born October 9, 1984 in Adair County, KY to the late Phillip York and Pamela Kay Helm York. 

 

Tracy was a Home Resource Coordinator for Heritage Family Services in Campbellsville.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Cameron Murrell of Columbia

Her special children: Daezon Scholl of Greensburg and Jodessi Withaar of Chicago, Illinois

Her dad: Tim Baker (Vicki) of Columbia

Mother-in-law: Michelle Bardin Kearney (Danny) of Columbia

Father-in-law: Mike Murrell (Susan) of Richmond

Her God-send sister: Tabitha Hanley of Columbia

Her sisters-in-law: Cara Hardin (Josh) & their child Everly, and Chloe Murell all of Columbia

A host of cousins, other relatives, fur babies & friends

 

Funeral Service: Friday, April 26, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Jamie Bryant and Bro. Mike Helm officiating

 

Visitation: After 3:00 P.M. Thursday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Clifton Alan Wilson, 81, Nancy, KY

 

Clifton Alan Wilson, 81, of Nancy, KY passed away Sunday, April 21, 2024 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY. He was born on November 30, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio, a son of the late Oco and Manice (Smith) Wilson.

SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Tanra Spradlin (Roger) of Whitley City, KY

2 grandchildren: Rachel Reeder and Jonathan Brown

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Brenda S. Higginbotham Wilson; one daughter, Myra Jones; and two grandchildren: Kristina Creekmore and Tyler Robertson.

Funeral Service: Wednesday, April 24 2024 at 12:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Joe Gosser officiating

Interment: Union Cemetery, Hwy 3525, Russell Springs, KY

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Wednesda
y


Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Debra A. (Day) Fletcher, 72, Jamestown, KY


Debra A. (Day) Fletcher, 72, of Jamestown, KY passed away Saturday, April 20, 2024 at her home. She was born in Pontiac, IL on April 17, 1952, a daughter of the late Eleanor (Swartz) Ellwinger and Joseph Day.

SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Merrill Fletcher of Jamestown, KY

1 daughter: Kari Ann Moye (Scott) of Jamestown, KY
1 son: Aaron William Fletcher of IL
1 sister: Kelli Luxton of IL

2 brothers: Randy Sexton of KY and Scott Ellwinger of IL

Stepfather: Gene Ellwinger of IL
3 grandchildren: Tristan, Sebastion, and Zoie Ann

Other family & friends

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, William Day, Jr.

Care and cremation were chosen.

 

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

 

Mary Alma Hubbard Keltner, 92, Adair County, KY

 
Mary Alma Hubbard Keltner, 92, of the Clay Ridge community of Adair County, KY passed away Friday, April 19, 2024 at her residence. She was born in Adair County on July 26, 1931 to the late Elbert Ross and Minnie Banks Hubbard.
 
Mrs. Keltner was retired from Green Hill Nursing Home as a cook, worked in various sewing factories, and was a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a wonderful cook and always made sure everyone ate when they were in her home. Mrs. Keltner also enjoyed crocheting, quilting, sewing, working puzzles, and spending time with her family and friends.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband of 74 years: Allen Simpson Keltner
2 children: Peggy Ann Curry (Gary) and Billy Wayde Keltner (Sondra) both of Columbia, KY
4 grandchildren: Jason Curry, Michael Keltner (Amanda), Sarah Veatch, and Brandy Spicer
3 great-grandchildren: Kimber Keltner, David Veatch, and Lennie Veatch
Daughter-in-law: Tanda Keltner of Lebanon, TN 
Several nieces & nephews
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son David Keltner: a great grandson, Case Wayde Keltner; and four siblings: Samuel Louis Hubbard, Maxine Rowe, Martha Gaskins, and Lois Ruth Hutchison.
 
Funeral service: Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Dale Cox and Chaplain Yves Baptiste officiating
 
Burial: Keltner Morrison Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Tuesday 
 
Pallbearers: Jason Curry, Michael Keltner, Scotty Cowan, Keith Breeding, Calvin Pittman, and James Garrison
 
Honorary pallbearers: Barry Smith, Ralph Curry, Steve Curry, Jerry Yarberry, and Dale Hayes
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Mia Renee Hawkins Hardaway, 56, of Bowling Green,, KY

 

Mia Renee Hawkins Hardaway, 56, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, died Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at her home after a short illness. She was born May 31, 1967 to the late Wanda Taylor Hawkins. 
 

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her sister, Gina Hawkins and her brother, Scotty Hawkins. 

 

She was a member of Lively Stone Church South in Bowling Green and a Medical Records Assistant at Fairview Community Health Center.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Kenneth Hardaway of Bowling Green

1 daughter: Jaleesa Hawkins of Bowling Green

3 brothers: Tim Hawkins of Jeffersonville, Indiana, Cortez Hawkins of Bowling Green and Marty “Moe” Hawkins of Glasgow

One grandchild: SaMya Williams

Her God-Daughter: Jessica Houston of Louisville

Special niece: Tiffany Hawkins

Several other nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends

 

Funeral service: Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 12:00 P.M. (Central Time) at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Minister Daryl Wingo delivering the Eulogy

 

Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:30 A.M. Saturday, April 27, 202


Casket Bearers: Dennis Hardaway, Terry Bell, Derieco Irvin, Keith Maxey, Charles “CJ” Willis, Vince Willis, Trenton Carroll, Ja’Vyan Hawkins

 

Honorary: Chantay Wickliffe, Angie Newby Riley, Deidre Bridgewaters, Helen Spaulding, Tonya Burbridge, Shelta Wingo, Tasha Price, Lisa Bell

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Eric Matthew Antle, 56, Columbia, KY


Eric Matthew Antle, 56, of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at his residence. He was born in Kingsport, TN on October 23, 1967 to the late Marvin and Viola Templeton Antle. 

 

Mr. Antle was a retired Chief Deputy Jailer for the Adair County Regional Jail and previously worked as a Deputy with the Louisville Metro Jail for 3 years. Eric was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed playing golf and following University of Kentucky sports.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Judy Derman Antle of Columbia, KY

4 children: Jessica Gossage (Darren) of Russell Springs, KY, Alexandria Stratton (Dylan) of Bardstown, KY, Matthew Antle (Kelsie Redmon) and Dezirae Sandusky (Tyler) of Columbia, KY

6 grandchildren: Gunnar, Easton, Sunni, Maggie, Gavin, and Collin

Mother-in-law: Maye Rexroat of Columbia, KY

Brother-in-law: Tony Derman (Vonda)

Sisters-in-law: Patricia Keith, Brenda Wheat (David), Sheila Derman, and Carol Murphy

Special friends: Bug & Lana Knight, Pam Grant, John & Missy Arnold, Lannie Harlow, and Steve Nixon

His lifelong buddy: “Jagger”

Several other friends & relatives

 

Funeral Service: Friday, April 19, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Ralph Foster officiating

 

Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 9:00amCT on Friday

 

Pallbearers: Bug Knight, Steve Corbin, Harold Wayne Lawless, Mickey Feese, Rodney Ford, and Steve Nixon

 

Honorary pallbearers: Vernie Dale Warren, Bo Foster, Mike Withers, James Haywood, Doug Holmes, and Joey White

 

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

 

Barbara W. DeWinter, Jamestown, KY

 
Barbara W. DeWinter of Jamestown, KY passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at the Russell County Hospital. She was born in Shawano, Wisconsin, a daughter of the late Allan and Lucille (Duebler) Weeman.
 
Barbara attended The Church at the Springs in Russell Springs, KY.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Susan Luefling of Crown Point, Indiana
1 granddaughter: Allisa Rolph
1 great-grandson: Liam Joseph Rolph
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Louis DeWinter
 
Memorial Service: Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at The Church at the Springs in Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Taylor Evans officiating
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Saturday at the church 
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Doug Spears, 59, Adair County, KY

 
Doug Spears, 59, of the Breeding community of Adair County, KY passed away Monday, April 15, 2024 at the Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, KY. He was born in Burkesville on November 17, 1964, the son of the late Billy & Virginia (Pierce) Spears. 
 
Doug was of the Christian faith, a member of the Prices Creek Baptist Church, and worked as a logger for Spears Logging. 
 
SURVIVORS:
His former wife: Judy Dickson of Breeding, KY
3 siblings: Ricky (& Debra) Spears of Burkesville, Patricia (& Kermit) Rigsby of Summer Shade, and Kristie (& Calvin) Judd of Edmonton
Several nephews, nieces, cousins & friends
 
Funeral Service: Friday, April 19, 2024 at 5:00pmCT in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville with Bro. Randy Young officiating
 
Burial: Shirley-Dickson Cemetery in Adair County
 
Visitation: Thursday, April 18, 2024 beginning at 6:00pmCT
 
In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to the Doug Spears memorial fund, c/o Norris-New Funeral Home.
 
Norris-New Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 
Online condolences: https://www.norris-new.com
 

Ricky Lane Coomer, 68, Marrowbone, KY


Ricky Lane Coomer, 68, of Marrowbone, KY passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born in Adair County, KY on December 20, 1955 to the late Coy Odell and Mary Magdalene Morrison Coomer. 

 

Mr. Coomer was of the Christian faith and made a career drilling oil and water wells all over the state for Jimmy Reliford Drilling and Joe Balance Drilling. He enjoyed hunting, being outdoors, staying at his cabin and spending time with his family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Karron Norris Coomer of Marrowbone, KY

2 children: Mickel Norris (Sheri) of Breeding, KY and Tammy Pruitt (Greg) of Marrowbone, KY

1 sister: Janice England of Columbia

7 grandchildren: Josh Norris, Cassie Dyer (Trevor), Zoey Morris, Gabby Sandlin (Dillon), Wesley Smith, Coy Pruitt, and Maggie Pruitt

4 great-grandchildren: Eliza and Genie Jo Smith and Chesney and Kori Anne Dyer

Several other friends & relatives

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Dennis Odell Coomer; his maternal grandparents: Jessie Allen and Etter Burbridge Morrison; and his paternal grandparents:Johnny Roy “Buck” and Exie Parrish Coomer.

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Roger McKinney and Bro. Jerry Anderson officiating

 

Burial: Antioch Cemetery
 

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

 

Pallbearers: Tim Abston, E. J. Petty, Ricky Bledsoe, Larry Reliford, Blake Helm, and Nathan Hickman

 

Honorary Pallbearers: Kevin Norris, Billy Morrison, Travis Coomer, Terry Bennett, Richard Coomer, Ray Moore, and Donald “Duck” Coomer

 

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

 

 

Rosie Jane Zimmerman DeHart, 84, Russell Springs, KY


Rosie Jane Zimmerman DeHart, 84, of Russell Springs, KY passed from this life on Monday, April 15, 2024 at the home of her daughter in Richmond, KY. She was born November 8, 1939 in Russell County, a daughter of the late Otha Green and Synthia Elizabeth Fox Zimmerman. 

Ms. Jane was the widow of the late Hollis DeHart, a beloved mother and grandmother, retired teacher and counselor. She was a graduate of Campbellsville University and the University of Kentucky, where she earned her Rank 1 status. Ms. Jane taught special education and served as a guidance counselor in the Russell County School System for over 35 years. She grew up in and was baptized into the fellowship at Square Oak Separate Baptist Church, and later moved her membership to Bethlehem Separate Baptist Church.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Matt (Lana) DeHart of Russell Springs

1 daughter: Lesa (Kim) Billings of Richmond

3 grandchildren: Taylor (Julia) Billings of Shepherdsville, Evan DeHart and Nathan DeHart of Russell Springs

 

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by four brothers: Hubert Zimmerman, Ruzie Zimmerman, Junior Zimmerman, and Willard Zimmerman; four sisters: Maxine Stephens, Margaret Green, Kathleen Stephens, and Mary Johnson; and her grandson, Ethan “Cody” Billings.

 

Funeral Service: Friday, April 19, 2024 at 2:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Conner and Bro. Dustin McGowan officiating

 

Interment: Bethlehem Cemetery
 

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Friday

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42503.

 

Active Pallbearers: Taylor Billings, Evan DeHart, Nathan DeHart, Sovel Stephens, Wesley Burton, Travis Phillipee, Nathan Stephens and Christopher Duke

 

Honorary Pallbearer: Rickey Johnson

 

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

Lula Clarkson Pettey, 85, Jamestown, KY

 
Lula Clarkson Pettey, 85, of Jamestown, KY passed away on Monday, April 15, 2024 at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation. She was born at home, in Casey County, on September 10, 1938, a daughter of the late James and Hazel Lillian Sanders Clarkson.
 
Lula was a retired home economics teacher and food service manager with the Russell County Board of Education. After retiring from the school system, Lula worked for Home Health Care and the KOA Campground. She was a member of the Russell County Homemakers. Lula lived a very colorful and fulfilled life. Her creative mindset allowed her to accomplish anything she set her mind to. She enjoyed making pottery, crafts, and crocheting, just to name a few. Lula loved karaoke and was a huge Elvis fan. 
 
SURVIVORS:
3 children: James (Michelle) Pettey, Reg Pettey, and Audra Roberts all of Jamestown
2 grandchildren: Shelbie (Coty) Landis of Columbia and Andrea (Matt) Esau of Russell Springs
3 great-grandchildren: Eli Landis, Reed Landis, and Brynn Esau
2 sisters: Neleta Clarkson of Jamestown and Nelda Walker of Montana
 
In addition to her parents, Lula was preceded in death by her husband, Weldon Pettey; two brothers: Victor Clarkson and Curtis Clarkson; and one sister, Viola Thomas. 
 
Memorial Service: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 5:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Wendell Roberts officiating. 
 
Visitation: Wednesday from 3:00-5:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Larry Ray Hopper, 68, Dunnville, KY

 
Larry Ray Hopper, 68, of Dunnville, KY passed away Monday, April 15, 2024 at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Jamestown. He was born October 13, 1955 in Somerset, a son of the late Oval Ray and Dortha Mae Chumbley Hopper.  
 
Larry was a retired employee of the Lake Cumberland State Park where he worked for 28 years as an accountant. He enjoyed fishing, working crossword puzzles, and spending time with his grandchildren. His family lovingly describes him as a “Storyteller Extraordinaire.”
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son: Jeremy (Stacy) Hopper of Russell Springs
1 daughter: Kim Hopper Foley of Russell Springs
1 sister: Linda Holtzclaw of Russell Springs
4 grandchildren: Grayson Foley, Madison Hopper, Adalyn Hopper, and Carly Rae Hopper
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 10:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Carroll Egnew officiating
 
Burial: Holt Cemetery
 
Visitation: Friday, April 19, 2024 from 5:00pm-8:00pmCT at the funeral home and on Saturday after 8:00amCT
 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42503 or to the Holt Cemetery Fund, c/o Danny Tucker, 266 Hwy 1383, Russell Springs, KY 42642.
 
Pallbearers: Brian Redmon, Brad Redmon, Wayne Stephens, Paul Barger, Randy McIntosh, and Mark Carter 
 
Honorary Pallbearers: Jr. Stephens and Nicky Tucker
 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Dale Bell, 72, Jamestown, KY

 
Dale Bell, 72, of Jamestown, KY passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2024 at his home. He was born in Jamestown, KY on April 29, 1951, a son of the late Herbie Bell and Bessie (Conner) Bell.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Rhonda (Carnes) Bell of Jamestown, KY
1 son: Eric Bell of Jamestown, KY
1 sister: Debbie Bell of Russell Springs, KY
2 brothers: Kenny Bell of Jamestown, KY and Marshall Bell of Albany, KY
1 grandson
Other family & friends
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Jim Bell and a sister, Doris Bell.
 
Visitation: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 from 5:00pm-6:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY.
 

Michael Edward Foley, 70, Russell Springs, KY

 
Michael Edward Foley, 70, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2024 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY after a short illness. He was born in Russell Springs on March 17, 1954, a son of the late Marvin and Louise Foley.  
 
Michael married Barbara Sue Anderson on January 1, 1989 and she preceded him in death on December 13, 2023. Michael & Barbara shared many years of marriage; they loved to watch UK sports and live life together. He was a long-time farmer and construction worker.
 
In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by three siblings: Helen Foley, Edwin Foley, and Bruce Foley; and by one grandchild, Warren Chase Blakey. 
 
SURVIVORS:
4 children: Susan Adams (Randall), Johnathon Mark Blakey, and Warren Kendrick Blakey (Lisa) of Russell Springs, KY and Eric Blakey (Celestia) of Fallon, NV
7 grandchildren: Jacob Adams (Sarah) of Limerick, Ireland, Logan Adams of Louisville, KY, Shelby Blakey of Summerville, Massachusetts, Johnathon Blakey of San Diego, California, Colbie Keller of Fallon, NV, Holly Massengill  (Brandon) and Katelyn Braden (James) of Russell Springs, KY
7 great-grandchildren: Madelyn, Mason, Brantley, Olivia, Anna, Hensley and Zora
Aunt: Shirley Alice Richard of Milledgeville, GA
2 sisters-in-law: Lavon Anderson of Jamestown, KY and Ruth Foley of Hubert, North Carolina
Many nieces, nephews, and other family & friends
 
Funeral Service: Friday, April 19, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Cole officiating
 
Burial: Bethlehem Church Cemetery in Russell Springs, KY
 
Visitation: After 5:00pmCT on Thursday, April 18, 2024 and Friday morning until time of funeral service at the funeral home
 
The family requests donations be made to Hayes Chapel Church or to the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery Fund and can be made at the funeral home.  
 
Pallbearers: Dustin Foley, Joshua Foley, Jason Eads, Brandon Massengill, Troy Anderson, and Jamie Wooten
 
Honorary Pallbearers: James Braden, Johnathon Blakey, Logan Adams, Jacob Adams, and Mason Blakey.
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Gene Lawless, 63, Russell Springs, KY


Gene Lawless, 63, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Sunday, April 14th, at Jean Waddle Care Center, Somerset, KY. He was born in Jamestown, KY on September 30, 1960, a son of Phyllis (Aaron) Lawless of Russell Springs, KY and the late Herlen Ray Lawless.

Gene worked at Tarter Gate as a welder.

SURVIVORS:
His mother: Phyllis Lawless of Russell Springs, KY
2 daughters: Stephanie Coffey (Tylar) of Russell Springs, KY and Jennifer Lawless of Columbia, KY

3 sisters: Judy Smith and Sherri Loy both of Jamestown, KY, and Janet Collins of London, KY
3 brothers: Danny Lawless of Monticello, KY and Ranny Lawless and Stevie Lawless both of Russell Springs, KY
5 grandchildren & 1 great-grandchild

Other family & friends

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Marilyn Sue and an infant brother, Barry James Lawless.

Memorial Service: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 7:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Danny Lawless officiating

Visitation: Beginning at 6:00pmCT on Tuesday at the funeral home 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

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

 

Jason Johnson, 47, Russell Springs, KY

 
Jason Johnson, 47, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Saturday, April 13, 2024 at his residence. He was born October 15, 1976 in Columbia, KY, the son of Phillip Dean Johnson of Russell Springs, KY and the late Ella Mae Gentry Johnson.
 
Jason was a supervisor at Stephens Pipe and Steel and an employee for over 28 years.
 
 
SURVIVORS:
1 daughter: Kassidy Brooke Johnson of Bowling Green, KY
1 son: Aaron Phillip Johnson of Russell Springs, KY
His father: Phillip Dean Johnson of Russell Springs, KY
1 sister: Angela Johnson Rexroat (David) of Jamestown, KY
1 brother: Lance Dean Johnson of Russell Springs, KY
Niece: Olivia Adkins
Nephews: Justin & Tristan Adkins
His beloved cat: Jack
 
Funeral Service: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 4:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY.
 
Visitation: After 2:00pmCT on Tuesday at Wilson Funeral Home
 
Interment: Coffey Hill Church Cemetery in Russell Springs
 
Expressions of sympathy are requested to be donations to help with funeral expenses and may be left at the funeral home.
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Timmy Ray Stephens, 61, Russell Springs, KY


Timmy Ray Stephens, 61, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Thursday, April 11, 2024 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset. He was born September 7, 1962 in Anderson, Indiana, a son of Jean Stephens Hubbard and the late Elbert Stephens. 
 

Tim was a farmer and a “Jack-of-all-trades.” He milked cows, grew tobacco and vegetables commercially, and was the co-owner of Stephens’ Nursery. He was a welder, his own personal veterinarian, and a carpenter. When it came to farming, you name it - he could pretty much do it. 


SURVIVORS:

His wife: Julie Stephens of Russell Springs, whom he wed December 25, 1999

His mother: Jean Hubbard of Russell Springs

5 daughters: Mandy (Brian) Withers of Russell Springs, Falisha Willis of Columbia Falls, Montana, Keirstan Goodin of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Kayleigh (Cody) Lawson of South Korea, and Kaitlynn Bronson (Harley Wilson) of Nancy

2 sons: Adam Stephens (Angie Bennett) of Russell Springs and Jonathon (and Maria) Bronson of Columbia

1 grandson raised as his own: Jaiden Jones of Russell Springs

1 brother: Richard (Deana) Stephens of Russell Springs

1 sister: Sandy (Wayne) Radford of Jamestown

Mother-in-law: Judith Louden of Jamestown

14 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren

 

Funeral Service: Monday, April 15, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Ridge Church of God, with Bro. Billy Silverman officiating

 

Burial: Bernard Ridge Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT at the church

 

PallbearersAdam Stephens, Jeremy Radford, Brian Withers, Danny Stephens, Harley Wilson, and Jim Liefbroer

Honorary pallbearers: Mason Withers and Hunter Gray. 

 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42503.

 

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

 

Patricia A. Rucker, 88, Columbia, KY

 

Patricia A. Rucker, 88, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, April 11, 2024 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. She was born January 18, 1936 in Adair County to the late Herman and Jewell Rose McLean. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons: Brent Ollery and Mike Ollery.

 

Pat was a member of Kellyville Community Church, had worked at Osh Kosh B’Gosh, and was a homemaker.

 

SURVIVORS:

1 son: Darrell Ollery (Donna) of Columbia

1 daughter-in-law: Melanie Ollery of Columbia

2 brothers: Bill McLean of Dayton, Ohio and Dan McLean of Louisville

1 sister: Nancy Bryant of Columbia

3 grandchildren: Lindsay Breeding (Steven), Lauren Ollery and Noah Ollery

2 great-grandchildren: Kelsay and Briley Breeding

Several other relatives & friends

 

Memorial service: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 2:00 P.M. at Columbia Cemetery with Bro. Stanley Watson officiating

 

The family honored Pat’s wishes to be cremated.

 

Pat requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Kosair Children’s Hospital which can be left or mailed to the funeral home

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Mark Anthony Deel, 43, Russell Springs, KY

 

Mark Anthony Deel, 43, of Russell Springs, KY passed from this life on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. He was born July 20, 1980 in Indianapolis, Indiana, a son of the late James Galbreath and Brenda Polston Galbreath (who survives). 

 

Mark seemed to know just about everyone in Russell County. He loved playing pool, going fishing, and spending time with friends and family.

 

SURVIVORS:

His mother: Brenda Deel of Russell Springs

1 son: Tyler Deel of Jamestown

4 brothers: Jason Deel of Mt. Vernon, Jeff Bryant of Ohio, James Deel and James Galbreath, Jr. both of Russell Springs

4 sisters: Heather Stevenson of Jamestown, Tabithia Bell, Hailey Galbreath, and McKenzie Galbreath all of Russell Springs

Special niece & nephew: Rosetta Galbreath and Josh Galbreath

 

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two step-sisters: Rosemary Galbreath and Dovie Galbreath.

 

A private family memorial service celebrating Mark’s life will be held at a later date.

 

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

 

Penny K. Pierce, 66, Columbia, KY

 

Penny K. Pierce, 66, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, April 11, 2024 at the home of a daughter in Richmond, KY. She was born October 3, 1957 in Muncie, Indiana to the late Mitchell and Irene Goodman Bell. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren: William and Dakota and one brother, Mickey Bell. 


Penny was a member of the Green Hill Baptist Church in Monticello and was a homemaker.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 daughters: Brandy Baker Young of Russell Springs, Jessica DeMott (Terry Long) of Elk Horn, and Jennifer Demott (Joseph Bauer) of Richmond

1 brother: Ricky Bell of Somerset

7 grandchildren: Shawn, Chad, Hunter, Emily, Blake, Eli and Tate

6 great-grandchildren (and expecting 2 great-grandchildren very soon)

 

Visitation: Monday, April 15, 2024 from 3:00-6:00 P.M. (Central Time) at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with a Celebration of Life to follow. The family is honoring Penny’s wish to be cremated after the service.

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

Deva Anderson, 80, Russell Springs, KY

 
Deva Anderson, 80, of Russell Springs, KY passed from this life on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. She was born on September 14, 1943 in the Font Hill community, a daughter of the late Everett “Hook” and Dona Wells Wilson.  
 
Mrs. Deva was a member of Russell Springs First Baptist Church. She was a lady who had a big heart and a giving spirit. Mrs. Deva never met a stranger and loved to joke around and laugh. She was a great cook and enjoyed working with her flowers. Mrs. Deva loved her family dearly.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband of 63 years: Orvis Anderson
2 sons & daughters-in-law: Kent (Brenda “Sue”) Anderson of London and Scott (Gena) Anderson of McKee
4 grandchildren: Dylan Scott Anderson of Somerset, Austin Dwayne Anderson (Kristen) of Richmond, Christopher Lee White of London, and David Ryan White of McKee
1 great-granddaughter: Leia Wren Anderson of Richmond
Nephew: Patrick Loveless
Nieces: Brittany (Jonathan) Matthews and Bridget (Jody) Garrison
Great-nephews: Braxton Loveless and Lucas Garrison
Great-niece: Frankie Matthews;
“Bonus" grandchild: Layla Norman
 
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother & sister-in-law: Garth Dale (Barbara Glover) Wilson; her sister & brother-in-law: Brenda Charlene (Frank Wayne) Loveless; and a nephew, Shawn Dale Wilson.
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 12:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Griffin, Bro. Troy Coffey and Bro. Christian Naylor officiating
 
Burial: McBeath Cemetery
 
Visitation: Friday, April 12, 2024 from 5:00pm-9:00pmCT and Saturday after 7:30amCT
 
Active Pallbearers: Dylan Anderson, Austin Anderson, Jonathan Matthews, Kevin Sims, Joe Smith, Lucas Garrison, Pat Loveless and Chris White
 
Honorary Pallbearers: David Ryan White, Barry Wilson, Brian “Big Un” Wilson, Willard Owens, Bruce Lawless, Scott Pierce, Brad Akridge, Mark Henry, Rick Holt, Dean Wilson, David Wilson, Charlie Jordan, Les Akridge, Charles D. Hale, 
Jamie Barger, Kevin Shingleton, Lindsey Moore and Alex Popplewell.
 
Arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.  An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Joe David Stephens, 82, Russell Springs, KY

 
Joe David Stephens, 82, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at his home. He was born in Russell Springs, KY on March 6, 1942, a son of the late Lee Stephens and Lillian (McQueary) Stephens.
 
Joe David was a carpenter.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Marie Stephens of Russell Springs, KY 
1 daughter: Nancy Smith (Doug) of Russell Springs, KY
1 son: John Stephens of Russell Springs, KY
1 sister: Mary Ann  Gaskins of Russell Springs, KY
1 brother: Roger Stephens of Columbia, KY
3 grandchildren & 10 great grandchildren
Nieces, nephews, and other family & friends
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Ronnie and Gerald Stephens.
 
Funeral Service: Friday, April 12, 2024 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY with Bro. Garnett Hammond officiating
 
Burial: Russell County Memorial Gardens
 
Visitaton: After 11:00amCT on Friday
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Johnathon Sizemore, 36, Jamestown, KY

 
Johnathon Sizemore, 36, of Jamestown, KY passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at Russell County Hospital. He was born in Campbellsville, KY on August 4, 1987, a son of Carol (Marcum) Sizemore of Jamestown, KY (who survives) and the late Oscar Sizemore.
 
SURVIVORS:
His mother: Carol Sizemore
4 brothers: Jimmie Sizemore, Joseph Sizemore, Jacob Sizemore, and Jared Sizemore
Several other family members & friends
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown, KY
 
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Thursday
 
Burial: Murray Cemetery in Jamestown
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to help with funeral expenses and can be made at the funeral home.
 
H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

Timothy "Timmy" Russell Fox, 64, Russell Springs, KY


Timothy "Timmy" Russell Fox, 64, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, KY after a short illness.

Timmy was a loving son, father, and brother. He was fun-spirited and loved to joke around. Timmy loved spending time with his family and friends, especially if it involved UK basketball. He had a heart for animals and shared a special bond with his loyal companion, his dog Eli. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Timothy was preceded in death by his wife Tammy Fox, his parents Cuthburt and Audeen Fox, and his brother Roy Fox.

SURVIVORS:

1daughter: Faith Cassada (Christopher)

1 son: William (Billy) Fox (Stacy)

2 sisters: Cathy Coffey (Lloyd) and Penny Lester (Gordon)

Sister-in-law: Kathy Fox

2 grandchildren: Jaylin Jaggers and Jayda Fox

Several nieces, nephews, and other family members

Funeral Service: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 N. Main St, Jamestown, KY with Bro. Asa Wooten officiating

Burial: Square Oak Cemetery in Russell Springs, KY

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Wednesday


The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, in memory of Timothy Fox.

Yvonne Popplewell, 86, Russell Springs, KY


Yvonne Popplewell, 86, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Friday, April 5, 2024 at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Jamestown. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 30, 1937, a daughter of the late Cosby Popplewell and Ollie Johnson Popplewell.
 

Yvonne was a member of the Russell Chapter #432 Order of the Eastern Star and attended Coffey’s Chapel Church for many years. Yvonne was the owner of Alligator Dock #1 in partnership with her brother until his death in 2000. After her brother’s death, she remained owner until spring 2006, at which time she sold the dock. She loved the lake and the many friends she made over the years, especially the houseboat customers. Yvonne enjoyed spending time in Fort Myers, Florida. She treasured her time and memories shared with her beloved dog, Chase. 
 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter: Karen (Barry) Roy of Windsor

2 grandchildren: Vanessa (Kevin) Clements of Windsor and Kevin Booth of Russell Springs

2 great-grandchildren: Brooklyn Booth and Landon Booth of Russell Springs
 

In addition to her parents, Yvonne was preceded in death by her husband, Hebert Johnson; two sons: Joe Booth and Mike Booth; one daughter, Sherry Sanders; and one brother, Ervil Popplewell. 
 

Order of the Eastern Star funeral rites: Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home

 

Funeral Service: Immediately following the Order of Eastern Star funeral rites with Bro. Roger Garner officiating


Burial: Popplewell Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday at Bernard Funeral Home

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

 

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

Gail Lynn Walker, 55, Columbia, KY

 

Gail Lynn Walker, 55, of Columbia, KY passed away Friday, April 5, 2024 at her residence with her children by her side. She was born in Louisville, KY on May 28, 1968 to the late Charles Walker and Janice “Dolly” Rominske Walker of Columbia, KY who survives.

 

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Terry Buck and a brother, David Walker.

 

Gail was a member of the Sparksville Baptist Church and enjoyed riding horses, driving the countryside, listening to music, and attending concerts.

 

SURVIVORS:
Her mother: Dolly Walker of Columbia, KY

2 children: Tristian McCarol (Danielle Hadley) of Columbia, KY and Breia DeVore (Jonathan) of Scottsville, KY

2 grandchildren: Roman and Lucie DeVore

1 brother: Mike Walker (Doris) of Columbia, KY

Sister-in-law: Jeannie Walker of Murfreesboro, TN

Several other friends & relatives

 

Funeral Service: Monday, April 8, 2024 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Darrell Landis officiating

 

Burial: Sparksville Baptist Church Cemetery

 

Visitation: Monday after 10:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

 

Pallbearers: Jonathan DeVore, Jake McBryar, Tyler Renfroe, Fred Corbin, Larry Pelston, Fenner Castner

 

Honorary pallbearer: Mike Walker

 

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

 

Joseph Stewart "Joey" Burton, 42, Columbia, KY

 

Joseph Stewart “Joey” Burton, 42, of Columbia, KY died Thursday, April 4, 2024 at the TJ Health Columbia Emergency Room. He was born July 18, 1981 in Adair County to the late Freddie and Marcia McKinley Burton.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Allana Perkins Burton of Columbia

2 sons: Aiden Burton and Corey Burton both of Columbia

2 daughters: MaKayla Burton and Jaylyn Burton, both of Columbia

3 sisters: Anna Murray (Nick) of Columbia, Anita Webster (Bobby) of Cane Valley and Marsha Popplewell (Terry) of Columbia

2 brothers: Donald Burton and Greg Burton both of Columbia 

1 grandchild: Kambree Gordon

1 nephew: Austin Alley

2 nieces: Audreanna Bradshaw and Maddie Burton

A host of other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Ricky Hardin officiating

 

Burial: Bearwallow Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 4:00 P.M. Monday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Ron Luttrell, 86, Russell Springs, KY

 
Ron Luttrell, 86, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 surrounded by his family. He was born to Arnett and Thelma Holt Luttrell on February 19, 1938 in Russell Springs. 
 
Ron attended Russell County High School. In 1955, he began serving his country in the U.S. Navy. After two years of service, Ron married the love of his life, Oleda Emerson, where they completed his remaining duty time in Jacksonville, Florida. 
 
Ron was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Somerset and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was an airplane pilot and loved flying and playing golf. Ron also enjoyed fishing and was an avid UK sports fan. More than anything, Ron enjoyed being “Granddaddy” to his grandchildren.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Oleda Emerson Luttrell of Russell Springs
2 sons: Joey (Robyn) Luttrell of Zirconia, North Carolina and Chris (Jannette) Luttrell of Somerset
1 daughter: Judi Crabtree (Buddy Whittamore) of Somerset
8 grandchildren: Katy (Scott) Stafford, Ben (Jenn) Luttrell, Tyler (Bethany) Crabtree, Matt (Sarah Beth) Crabtree, Cory (Bri) Crabtree, Allison (Jared) Weddle, Emily “Emmy” (Josh Gangluff), and Nate Luttrell
16 great-grandchildren: Maddy (Jared) Allen, Kenzy Stafford, Daisy Stafford, Joey Scott Stafford, Kelcey Luttrell, Brody Luttrell, Barrett Luttrell, Isaiah McCaffrey, Noah McCaffrey, Kelsey McCaffrey, Avery McCaffrey, Braxton Crabtree, Cameron Crabtree, Will Crabtree, Maggie Jane Crabtree, and Logan Weddle
1 great-great-grandchild: Atticus Allen
 
In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by one brother, Don Luttrell; one sister, Phyllis Burton; a granddaughter, Sarah Luttrell; and a great-grandson, Isaac Stafford. 
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Pastor Kent Williams officiating
 
Burial: Union Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 12:00pmCT on Saturday at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Pallbearers: Joe Mann, Jake Luttrell, Sammy Luttrell, Jeremy Burton, Adam Black, Brian Stephens, and Kevin Stephens
 
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Cathy-Jo "Cathy" Batten (Rector), 54, Columbia, KY

 
Cathy-Jo "Cathy" Batten (Rector), 54, of Columbia, KY passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 in Campbellsville, KY. She was born on October 15, 1969, a daughter of the late William Garrett Rector and Sue Maxey (who survives). 
 
As a woman of enduring faith and steadfast love, Cathy's life was a portrait of traditional values and unwavering commitment to her family. Her laughter echoed the simple joys of life, and her willpower reflected the honorable, disciplined character she embodied. Cathy leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion in her family.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Ronald Batten
1 daughter: Destiny Batten
Son-in-law: Chris Woods
3 granddaughters: Khloe Batten, Korie Woods, and Remie Jo Woods
1 brother: Garrett Rector Sr. (Dawn)
1 sister: Carolyn Sue Rector
Mother & stepfather: Sue & Jimmy Maxey
Numerous nieces & nephews 
 
The family chose cremation and there will be no public services.
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville, KY is in charge of arrangements.
 

Arnold Earl "Hambone" McGaha, 81, Columbia, KY

 
Arnold Earl “Hambone” McGaha, 81, of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY. He was born in Adair County, KY on May 28, 1942, to the late Virtus and Rosa Lee Burton McGaha. 
 
Mr. McGaha is of the Christian faith and enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Brenda Burton McGaha of Columbia, KY
4 children: Gary McGaha (Marcy) of Louisville, KY, Keith McGaha of Columbia, KY, Kellie McGaha of Columbia, KY and Katie Stilts (Stephen) of Columbia, KY
3 grandchildren: Michelle McGaha of Louisville, KY, Elizabeth Smith (Josh) of Columbia, SC, and Jenna McGaha (Preston Cundiff) of Columbia, KY
1 great-grandson: Hunter Douglas Smith
1 brother: Gerald McGaha (Margaret) of Louisville, KY 
Several nieces, nephews, friends & other relatives
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Wanda Louetta Rich McGaha and a brother, Glenn McGaha.
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 11:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Jon Stilts officiating
 
Burial: Free Union Cemetery
 
Visitation: Friday from 4:00-8:00pmCT and Saturday morning until time for the service
 
Pallbearers: Preston Cundiff, Dexter Mann, Allen McGowan, Ray Stilts, Arnie Robertson, Justin Todd. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael York, Bruce Lawless, Josh Smith, and Brian Tarter
 
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Victoria Lynn Groce, 62, Columbia, KY


Victoria Lynn Groce, 62, of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia, KY. She was born on March 27, 1962 in Bowling Green, KY to the late Betty York Waid.

 

Mrs. Groce was a member of the New Life for the Nations Church and enjoyed crocheting, reading, studying her bible, and spending time with her family and friends.


SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Joseph Groce of Columbia, KY

1 son: Roger Thurman (Nicole) of Knifley, KY

7 grandchildren: Destiny Ellis, Josiah Thurman, Zhanyta Thurman, Brayden Thurman, Mille Thurman, Michelle Oglesby (Justin Burton), and Abby Parks

1 great-grandson: Jasper Chance Burton

5 siblings: Joe Justis (Teresa), Gina Costello, Sugar Laura, James Elmore (Sandy), and Marsha Underwood

Aunt: Elizabeth Burton

Several nieces, nephews, friends, & other relatives

 

The family chose cremation and services will be scheduled later.

 

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

Jimmy West, 61, Russell Springs, KY

 

Jimmy West, 61, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, April 1, 2024 at the Jean Waddle Cancer Center in Somerset.  He was born on October 29, 1962 in New Whiteland, Indiana, a son of Diana Rexroat and the late Walter Lee West, Sr.

 

SURVIVORS:

His mother: Diana Selke Rexroat of Russell Springs

2 brothers: Eric West & wife Sherri of Jamestown and William “Bill” West & wife Polly of Frankfort

A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, & many friends that he considered family.

 

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Richard Allen West and Walter “Lee” West, Jr.

 

Per Jimmy’s wishes, cremation rites were honored and a private Celebration of Life will be held by the family at a later date.

 

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

 

Barbara Jean Bloyd, 79, Russell Springs, KY

 
Barbara Jean Bloyd, 79, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Monday, April 1, 2024 at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia, KY.  She was born November 3, 1944 in Russell Springs, the daughter of Fred Grayum and Sallie “Francis” Ballenger Grayum.  
 
Mrs. Bloyd was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandma, and great grandma. She enjoyed cooking, working crossword puzzles, watching golf and was an avid bird watcher. She was everyone’s “mom” and would always make sure to cook something special or prepare a sweet treat for everyone. She was also known to give anything she had to anyone in need.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her loving husband of 61 years: Norvil Gene Bloyd
2 sisters: Betty Jo Foster and Beverly Jefferson
2 brothers: Jimmy Grayum and Dennis (Debbie) Grayum
4 children: Barry (Thelma), Mark, Gary (Melissa), and Alicia (Anne)
7 grandchildren: Amber, Josh, Jared (Brooklyn), Brianna,  Chelsie, Kaley and Kendall
1 great granddaughter: Susan Grimsley
 
Funeral Service: Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 11:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Carroll Egnew officiating
 
Burial: Blakey Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Thursday at Bernard Funeral Home
 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

Judy Carolyn Rogers Luttrell, 81, Columbia, KY

 

Judy Carolyn Rogers Luttrell, 81, of Columbia, KY passed away Friday, March 29, 2024 at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia, KY. She was born on May 22, 1942 to the late Chesley G. and Mayrine Downey Rogers.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Luttrell.

 

Mrs. Luttrell formerly attended the Milltown church and enjoyed her animals, shopping, and spending time with her special friend, Hilda Grider (Kermit) of Columbia, KY who survives.

 

Graveside service: Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 11:00amCT at the Columbia Cemetery with Bro. Barney Taylor officiating
 

There will be no public visitation.

 

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

Beverly Carol Smith, 56, Columbia, KY


Beverly Carol Smith, 56, of Columbia, KY died Friday, March 29, 2024 at Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Louisville. She was born August 8, 1967 in Adair County, KY to the late Billy and Reba Burton Bybee.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her companion of 18 years: Bobby Coffey of Columbia

2 daughters: Emily Smith of Columbia and Whitney Smith of Pineville

1 brother: Harold Burton (Mattie) of Columbia

1 sister: Ginger Eaton (Jimmy) of Columbia

5 grandchildren: Kyle Sexton, Evan Wethington, Elizabeth Wethington, Allie Osborn and Eli Smith

Several other relatives & friends

Best Friend: Jennifer Appleby of Glensfork

 

Funeral Service: Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 12:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Patrick Willis officiating

 

Burial: Columbia Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 11:00 A.M. Saturday

 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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