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SUSAN CAROL WATSON, 67, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 
Susan Carole Watson, 67, the daughter of the late John and Mayme Lucille (Sprowles) Underwood, was born October 7, 1954 in Taylor County, KY and departed this life on Wednesday, June 28, 2022 in Campbellsville at her home.
 
She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith. Susan enjoyed painting crafts, caring for her flowers and plants, bird watching, hiking and exploring.
         
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Underwood; a half-brother, Delbert Bell; and a daughter-in-law, Jessica Watson.
 
SURVIVORS:
3 children: Johnny Watson, Mickey Watson and Amy Watson all of Campbellsville
2 sisters & a brother: Dianna Dicken, Kathy Hicks, and Ray Underwood all of Campbellsville
2 half-brothers: Billy Bell & wife Jane of Raywick and Phillip Underwood of Campbellsville
1 step-sister: Joyce Burton of Campbellsville
3 grandchildren: Brooklyn Holler, Dre-Mareon Girly and Apollo Embry
3 step-grandchildren: Timothy Lanham, Jordan Summers and Dustin Summers
Her fur babies: Casper and Angel
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at L.R. Petty Funeral Home (Campbellsville Chapel)
 
Interment: Palestine Cemetery
 
Visitation: After 10:00 A.M. Sunday 
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

NADEAN WILLIS, 85, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY


Nadean Willis, 85, of Campbellsville, KY, daughter of the late E.W. Quinn and Bonnie Hazel Davis Quinn, was born March 11, 1937 in Taylor County, Kentucky.  She died at 10:58 A.M., Saturday, June 25, 2022 in Louisville.

 

She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Green River Memorial Baptist Church. Nadean was a very loving person, especially with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Spending time with her family was her greatest passion. Nadean also loved her animals very much.

 

She united in marriage to Dean Willis and he preceded her in death August 21, 2010.


SURVIVORS:

1 son: Mark Willis & wife Shirley of Allensville

1 daughter: Julie Smith & husband David of Campbellsville

3 grandchildren: Kyle Smith & wife Robin, Scarlett Willis, and Cody Smith

2 great-grandchildren: Robby Smith and Kyler Smith

2 sisters: Lura Glidewell and Jean French 

Several nieces & nephews

Many other relatives & friends

 

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Quinn.

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VISITATION: 5:00 - 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

 

FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Pastor Jamie Bennett and Pastor Myren Howard

 

BURIAL: Green River Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery

 

IN ADDITION TO FLOWERS, EXPPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY ARE REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME.

NORMA JEAN COX JOHNSON, 87, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

Norma Jean Cox Johnson, 87, of Campbellsville, KY, daughter of the late Coakley Cox and Nannie Clara White Cox Wood was born October 21, 1934 in Taylor County, KY.  She died at 6:17 A.M., Tuesday, June 28, 2022 in Campbellsville.


She professed faith and was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian. Norma Jean was a former employee of General Telephone, clerk at Long John Silver, Parks Belk, and was also a part owner of World Wide Fabric. Norma was known as a very loving, hard working, devoted Christian lady who never met a stranger. She was also a good cook and loved her favorite band, The Oak Ridge Boys.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband of 69 years: David Johnson of Campbellsville

1 son: Greg Johnson & wife Dr. Julie of Campbellsville

1 daughter: Cindy Johnson Gowin

5 grandchildren: Cody Gowin, Ciera Brooke Mattingly and husband, Corey, Amanda Gribbins, Patrick Michael and Matthew Michael

5 great-grandchildren: Haley Gribbins, Makenzie Gribbins, Taylor Mattingly, Tate Mattingly and Beau Michael

1 brother: James Cox of Campbellsville

1 sister: Ann Gaddis of Campbellsville

Special friends & caregivers: Marbelis Erhardt and Gina Meeks

Several nieces & nephews

Many other relatives & friends

 

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Jewell F. Milby February 16, 2017, one sister-in-law, Geraldine Cox May 13, 2022, and two brothers-in-law: Bruce Milby April 17, 2021 and Herald Gaddis, May 26, 2021.  
 

VISITATION: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 from 5:00pm-8:00pmET at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

 

FUNERAL SERVICE: Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 1:00pmET at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev. John Butler and Rev. Don Gowin

 

ENTOMBMENT: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum

 

PALLBEARERS: Cody Gowin, Allen Johnson, Lynn Johnson, Mark Johnson, Peter Johnson, and Matthew Michael

 

EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME.

DOROTHY JEAN SHELL BOSTON, 67, GREENSBURG, KY

 

Dorothy Jean Shell Boston, 67, of Greensburg, KY, daughter of the late James Luther Shell and Blanche Marie Shell, was born September 9, 1954 in Pikeville, KY and departed this life on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at her home.
 

She had made a profession of faith in Christ, was of the Baptist Faith and was a homemaker.
 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband of 20 years: Roger Doyle Boston of Greensburg, KY

1 son: Tony Ray Shell of Greensburg, KY

2 daughters & a son-in-law: Cathy Marie & Homer Fuston of Greensburg, KY and Jennifer Childers of Cave City, KY

6 grandchildren: Angelica Zenae Boze, Devin Ray Shell, Dakota Joseph Fuston, Dusty Cole Fuston, Roseann Marie Fuston, Charolette Nichole White & husband James

1 great-grandchild: Oliver Bo White

1 brother: Tommy Shell of Summersville, KY

1 sister: Julia Kilgore of Greensburg, KY

A host of other relatives & friends


Mrs. Boston was also preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Ann Shell.
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Visitation: Thursday, June 30, 2022 from 4:00pm-8:00pmCT at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home in Greensburg, KY

 

Honoring her wishes, cremation will follow.


Online Condolences: cowherdandparrott.com or Facebook


Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

GILBERT "JUDGE" BURTON, 77, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

Gilbert “Judge” Burton, 77, of Campbellsville, KY, the son of Coliver Ray Burton and Lucille (Turpin) Dishon, was born April 19, 1945 in Hamilton, OH and departed this life on Monday, June 27, 2022 in Greensburg at the Green Hill Manor Nursing Home. 

 

Judge Burton had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Spurlington United Methodist Church. He was a former salesman at Alex Montgomery Chevrolet in Campbellsville and a Veteran, having served in the United States Air Force.

 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Ruth Ann (Harrison) Burton of Campbellsville
5 children: Kelly Kathlina & husband Tim of Indiana, Kevin Burton of Barbourville, Angie Mills & husband Tim, Stephanie Thomas and Wesley Thomas all of Campbellsville
3 sisters: Sheila Young & husband Ronnie of Corbin, Kathy Dickey & husband James of Nicholasville and Lynne Carter & husband Curtis of Lexington
1 brother: Charles “Jeep” Burton of Somerset
7 grandchildren: Austin & Chase Kathlina; Grayson Burton, Alex Thomas & Raychel, Whitney Pyles & Wes, Timmy Mills & Abby Thomas
5 great-grandchildren: Piper and Norah Glover, Landen, Zeke and Eli Thomas
A host of other relatives & friends
 
Funeral Service: Friday, July 1, 2022 at 2:00pmET at L.R. Petty Funeral Home (Campbellsville Chapel) with cremation to follow
 
Visitation: After 10:00amET on Friday 
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

CARLOS DALE "HOOKER" MAYES, 75, GREENSBURG, KY

 

Carlos Dale “Hooker” Mays, 75, of Green County, KY, son of the late Limuel Ernest Mays and Vanada Judd Mays, was born on April 27, 1947 in the Grab Community of Green County and departed this life on Monday, June 27, 2022 at his home. 


He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Russell Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Mays formerly worked in maintenance for the Green-Taylor Water Company and had worked with Leftwich Drilling. He was also a Vietnam Veteran having served in the United States Army from June 1966 until June of 1972.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife of 39 years: Freda Anne Robertson Mays of Green County 
2 sons: Joshua Mays & spouse Joshua Westbrook of Pennsylvania and Jarrod Mays & wife Jalyn of Greensburg
1 son-in-law: Dewayne Harmon of Greensburg
6 grandchildren: Jordon Harmon, Jessica Walters, Colton Moore, Liam Mays, Barrett Mays, and Baiyler Mays all of Green County 
1 great-granddaughter: Reagan Walters
1 brother and sister-in-law: Randy & Sally Mays of Greensburg 
1 niece and nephew: Brent Mays & Brandy Mays Curry
A host of other relatives and friends

Mr. Mays was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Anne Harmon on May 19, 2022.
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Graveside Service: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 3:00pmCT at the Russell Cemetery in Green County with full military honors conducted by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard and Bro. Twyman Davis officiating

The family has asked that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Gideon Bible Fund, which can be made at the funeral home.

For online condolences: www.cowherdandparrott.com or Facebook.

PALLBEARERS: Jarrod Mays, Josh Mays, Colton Moore, Josh Westbrook, Jessica Walters, Jordon Harmon, Brandy Curry, Brent Mays, Randy Mays

SPECIAL SMALL PALLBEARERS: Liam, Barrett, and Baiyler Mays, and Reagan Walters
 

ALICE JEAN GRIMSLEY MATNEY, 70, GREENSBURG, KY

 
Alice Jean Grimsley Matney, 70, of Greensburg, KY passed away Monday, June 27, 2022 at the UofL Hospital in Louisville, KY.
 
SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Kenneth Matney of Greensburg
1 son and daughter-in-law: Daniel and Shannon Matney of Greensburg
4 grandchildren: Mony Matney, Isaiah Matney, Rashad Dunn and Cequinta Dunn
8 great-grandchildren
1 sister and brother-in-law: Ruthie and Louis Judd of Green County
In-laws: Tony & Patricia Matney, Ronald & Shelia Matney, Victor & Teresa Matney, Raymond & Shelia Matney, Deloris & Dale Curry, Barney & Rita Matney, Margaret & Ronald Gene Tucker all of Green County, Thomas & Ruthie Matney of Louisville, Eugene & Shirley Matney of Taylor County, and Clinton & Mina Matney of Lexington
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Honoring her wishes, cremation was chosen.  
 
A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 from 4:00pm-8:00pmCT at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home in Greensburg.
 
The family has asked that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Second Baptist Church, which can be made at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home. 
 

JAMES ETSEL MONEY, 87, GREENSBURG, KY

 

James Etsel Money, 87, was born September 10, 1934 in Green County, KY to the late Carrie Milby Money and Jimmy Joe Money. He departed this life on Thursday, June 23, 2022.

 

Mr. Money was a farmer and served his country in the National Guard.  He made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Methodist Faith. 

 

SURVIVORS:

2 brothers: Billy Gene Money and Thomas Franklin Money both of Greensburg

Longtime special friend: Doris Mann of  Campbellsville

Several nieces & nephews: Sheila Williamson, Scott Money, Shirley Kay Bale all of Greensburg, Sharon Milby and Tommy Joe Money both of Glasgow, Karen Money Watson, and Kevin Gene Money both of Florida, Jared William Money and CE Money both of Green County, Tammy Lynn Money of Tennessee, and Jeffrey Todd Money of Louisville

Several other great-nieces and great-nephews

 

Funeral Service: Monday, June 27, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home with Bro. Meryl Young officiating

 

Burial: Money Farm Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Monday

 

Pallbearers: Jerry Bale, Wesley Money, James Money, Jared Money, Scott Money, CE Money, Kevin Money

 

Online condolences:  www.fostertolercurryfh.com

 

LAVERNE RHODES, 86, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

LaVerne Rhodes, 86, of Campbellsville, KY, daughter of the late Omer Williams and Willard Logan Williams, was born February 21, 1936 in Taylor County, KY. She died Friday, June 24, 2022 in Campbellsville.

 

LaVerne was a Christian woman and was baptized in Green River when she was 11. As a child, she joined Pikes Ridge Baptist Church and later joined Green River Memorial Baptist Church where she remained a member until the time of her passing. LaVerne worked for 4 years at the ASC office, Union Underwear for 20 years, Kentucky Governor Louie B. Nunn Safety Department and worked her last 8 years before retirement in the office of Taylor County High School.

 

She united in marriage to Walter D. Rhodes on April 4, 1969.  

 

SURVIVORS:

Her husband: Walter Rhodes of Campbellsville

14 nieces & nephews: Patricia Pierce, Richard Williams, Judy McCormack, Ronnie Hearon, Diana Gordon, Sheila Walsh, Ronda Maxwell, Peggy Strader, Donna Harlow, Randy McCubbin, Greg McCubbin, John McCubbin, Butch Shive and Doug Shive

Several great and great-great-nieces and nephews

Many other relatives & friends

 

She was also preceded in death by 5 siblings: Christine Shive, Barbara Hearon, John Richard Williams, Geneva McCubbin and Golden Williams and one niece, Lana Martin.

 

FUNERAL SERVICE: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 1:00pmET at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev. Don Gowin and Pastor Myren Howard

 

ENTOMBMENT: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

 

VISITATION: Monday, June 27, 2022 from 5:00pm-8:00pmET at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

 

EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES, GREEN RIVER MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH OR GREEN RIVER MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME.

 

PAULA LEWIS BAKER, 92, GREENSBURG, KY

 
Paula Lewis Baker, 92, of Greensburg, KY,  daughter of the late Tom Paul Lewis and Mary Sue Hill Lewis, was born on May 2, 1930 in Columbia, KY and departed this life on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the Green Hill Rehab and Care Center. 

She had made a profession of faith in Christ, was a member of South Greensburg Baptist Church. Mrs. Baker was a retired Nursing Assistant from Green Hill Rehab and Care Center as well as Dietary from Jane Todd Crawford Hospital.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, James Sonny Baker on December 9, 2017 having united in marriage on December 19, 1954.
 
SURVIVORS:
1 son & daughter-in-law: Gene Autry & Christine Baker of Lexington, KY
1 daughter & son-in-law: Pam & Steve Gupton of Greensburg, KY
1 brother: Harris Lewis of Adair County, KY 
4 grandchildren: Matthew Baker and Bret Baker of Lexington, KY; Courtney Burke (Terry) of Los Angeles, CA; and Josh Gupton (Brook) of Greensburg, KY 
1 great-grandchild: Lexi Gupton of Greensburg, KY 
A host of other relatives & friends
 
Funeral Service: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 11:00amET at Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home
 
Burial: Tarters Chapel Cemetery in Adair County
 
Visitation: Tuesday from 3:00pm-8:00pmET and Wednesday after 7:00amET at Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home.
 
Memorial donations are suggested to the Tarters Chapel Cemetery and can be made at Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home.
 

RACHELL BURCHELL FOLEY, 85, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

Rachel B. Foley, 85, of Campbellsville, KY (formerly of Casey County, KY), daughter of the late Homer L. and Bessie (Dermody) Burchell was born May 5, 1937 in Marion County and departed this life on Wednesday at Taylor Regional Hospital. 

 

Rachel was a former employee of Fruit of the Loom and worked for the Hiestand House and Taylor County High School thru the Green Thumb Program and was of the Baptist Faith. She enjoyed cooking, reading (especially her recipe books), going from town to town with her family exploring, and always talking about all the good places she found to eat and would recommend them to family and friends.

 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Foley in 1986; 2 brothers: William and Perry Edward “EB” Burchell; and 3 step-siblings: Cecil Monday, Dwight Monday and JoAnn Riggins.

 

SURVIVORS:

3 children: Dean Burress and wife Tammy of Campbellsville, Doug Burress and companion Renee Sylvester, and Debbie Foley McNear and special friend Roger Pruitt of Campbellsville

1 brother and sister: Jimmy Burchell and wife Montie of Dry Creek and Katie Yaden of Ohio

3 grandchildren: Richard Burress and wife Erika, Chaz Burress and wife Brandy, and Heather Johnson

3 step-grandchildren: Garrett, Willie and Evie and their families

2 great-grandchildren: Harper and Hayden Burress

A host of other relatives and friends

 

Funeral Service: Monday, June 27, 2022 at 2:00pmET at L.R. Petty Funeral Home (Acton-Mannsville Chapel) 250 Wooleyville Road, Campbellsville

 

Interment: Cold Springs Cemetery in Casey County

 

Visitation: Sunday from 5:00pm-8:00pmET and Monday after 8:00amET at the Acton-Mannsville Chapel

 

L.R. Petty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

GEORGE ROBERT WILSON, 85, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

George Robert Wilson, 85, of Campbellsville, KY, the son of the late Fleece and Catherine (Shipp) Wilson was born October 29, 1936 in Indianapolis, Indiana and departed this life on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 in Lebanon at the Springview Hospital.

         

George was a former employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville, having retired after 46 years and was of the Baptist Faith. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and UK Basketball. George joined the Taylor County Fire Department in 1967, and in 1970 he became Chief of the department. He held that office until retiring in 2021 and held the office of DES/EM Director also for over 50 years. In 2017, a new facility was built on Greensburg Road and was dedicated in honor of Mr. Wilson. He helped build the old firehouse downtown and solicited money from businesses and the general public and organized volunteers to erect the structure. He was instrumental with many other parts with the fire department, including starting the membership dues fund which help offset operating expenses, securing funding for PPE, fire trucks, equipment, and the new fire house, and worked tirelessly during each Crusade for Children and the annual pancake breakfasts.

         

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sondra Harris; 2 brothers: David Wilson and Charles Lester Wilson; and a great-grandchild.

         

SURVIVORS:

His wife: Linda (Cravens) Wilson

7 children: Dewayne (Terry Lile) Wilson, Brent (Bobbie) Irwin, Cathy Wilson all of Campbellsville, Velisa King of Alabama, Georgeanna Grant of Harrodsburg, Bridget (Nate Johnson) York of Bowling Green and Robin (Brandon) Lewis of Columbia

1 sister: Lillie Ann Whitaker of Campbellsville

20 grandchildren: Jessica Loveland, Malissa (Justin Graves) Clemons, Lane Irwin, Ethan Irwin, Ethan Irwin, Autumn Key, Curtis Wade Key, Channing (Josh) Wall, Shelby Grant, Landon Irwin, Melody Irwin, Madilynn Grant, Tabitha Grant, Logan Cook, Sarah Cook, Kelsay Cook, Roslin (Josh) Smith, Morgan Spoon, Bodie Lewis, Dustin Ivie and Jake Grider

13 great-grandchildren

 

Funeral Service: Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 2:00pmET at L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville, KY with Bro. Ronnie Dooley, Bro. Dan Durham and Bro. Sheldon Stephens officiating

 

Entombment: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens with fireman honors 

 

Visitation: Saturday from 5:00pm-8:00pmET and Sunday after 7:00amET at the funeral home

 

Memorials are suggested to the Taylor County Fire Department and can be made at the funeral home or by clicking the “DONATION” tab on the lrpetty.com website.

 

BRANDON RAY LITTLE, 41, LIBERTY, KY

 
Brandon Ray Little, 41, of Liberty, KY, son of Leonard Arthur Little Sr. and Sandra Thichava Little of Liberty, KY was born November 13, 1980 in Canton, Illinois and departed this life on Monday, June 20, 2022.


Brandon professed his faith in Christ and was of the Baptist Faith and attended Mt. Salem Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a loving son, brother, boyfriend and friend.

 
SURVIVORS: 
His parents: Leonard Arthur Little Sr. & Sandra Thichaua Little of Liberty
2 brothers: Kevin Timothy LIttle & wife Tonia and Leonard Arthur Little, Jr., both of Liberty
 
Cremation was chosen by the family.
 
Auberry Funeral Home in Campbellsville, KY is in charge of the arrangements.
 

LEONDARD "JAM UP" MCDONALD, 85, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

Leonard “Jam Up” McDonald, 85, of Campbellsville, KY, son of the late James Garland  McDonald and Lucille Graham McDonald, was born May 4, 1937 in Adair County, KY.  He died at 10:45 P.M. on Monday, June 20, 2022 in Campbellsville.  

 

He professed faith in Christ and attended Campbellsville Separate Baptist Church. Leonard was a retired knitting room employee of Fruit of the Loom after some forty years of service. He loved NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Dale, Sr. and Kevin Harvick.  He also enjoyed taking care of his car and his yard.

 

Leonard united in marriage to Joyce N. Farmer August 23, 1958 and she preceded him in death September 13, 2007.
 

SURVIVORS:

1 daughter & son-in-law: Lee Ann & Steve Benningfield of Campbellsville

3 grandchildren: Jonathan Wilson & wife Nancy and Jacob Vaughn of Campbellsville; Jessica Adkins of Louisville
5 step-grandchildren: Stephanie Skaggs, Craig Benningfield & wife Bridgette, Steve Benningfield, Jr., Syndie Benningfield, and Stacey Meredith & husband Drew
Several great-grandchildren
1 brother: Larry McDonald & wife Linda of Concord, North Carolina 
1 sister: Linda Johnson of Campbellsville
Several nieces & nephews
Many other relatives & friends

 

Funeral Service: Friday, June 24, 2022 at 11:00amET at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral ome

 

Burial: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

 

Visitation: Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 5:00pm-8:00pmET at the funeral home

 

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

EARL RAY SIMS, 67, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 
Earl Ray Sims, 67, of Campbellsville, KY (formerly of Princeton, KY) was born in Caldwell County on June 21, 1954 to the late Raymond Ray and Marie Gladis (Lantrip) Sims. He departed this life on Friday, June 17, 2022 at the Rex Robley VA Medical Center.
 
He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Carrying the Torch Ministries. Mr. Sims was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served his country honorably in the United States Air Force. He was a former detective for the Ft. Walton, Florida Police Department, but was best known for his work as an insurance salesman after his return to Princeton.
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Cassie (Arnold) Sims of Campbellsville
5 children: Patrick Sims of Princeton, Michael Sims and husband Bill Rastain of Crystal Lake, IL, Jason Sims and wife Shawntell of Cedar Bluff, VA, David Sims and wife Robin of Campbellsville, and Blake Hoots of Louisville
2 siblings: Cathy Wells of Nebo and Richard Sims of Princeton
3 grandchildren
A host of extended family and friends
 
FUNERAL SERVICE: Thursday at 10:00amET at L.R. Petty Funeral Home
 
INTERMENT: Lebanon National Cemetery
   
VISITATION: Wednesday 5:00-8:00 PM. at the funeral home.
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

ANN WETHINGTON MCFARLAND, 86, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

Ann Wethington McFarland, 86, of Campbellsville, KY, daughter of the late Emanuel Wethington and Lorena May Gabehart Wethington, was born August 9, 1935 in Taylor County, KY. She died at 5:55 P.M., Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Campbellsville.

 

She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Ann was co-owner and operator with her husband, J.W. McFarland, of McFarland Meat Processing and was formerly a Chairman of the Board of Directors at Taylor Regional Hospital. Ann had a positive attitude, was always smiling and laughing and full of life. She loved to travel with her husband and friends and had been to 49 states.

 

She united in marriage to J.W. McFarland February 25, 1957 and he preceded her in death 13 years to the day on June 16, 2009 and almost to the hour.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons & 2 daughters: Bryan McFarland & wife Kim, Mark McFarland & wife Betty, and Patty Rodgers & husband Doug all of Campbellsville, KY, Lynn Henley & husband Roger of Bardstown, KY

3 grandchildren: Megan Hatcher (Daniel), Rachel Parker (Michael) and Jeremy McFarland (Shelby)

5 great-grandchildren: Max Hatcher, Griffin Hatcher, Will Hatcher, Beau Parker and Noa Kate Parker

3 brothers & one sister: Bill Wethington of Campbellsville, George Wethington and John Wethington of Louisville and Emma Jo Mangold of Somerset

Several nieces & nephews

Many other relatives & friends

 

Ann was also preceded in death by a brother, Thomas E. Wethington.

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VISITATION: Monday, June 20, 2022 from 5:00pm-8:00pmET at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

 

FUNERAL SERVICE: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 1:00pmET at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Deacon Joe Dant and Dr. James E. Jones

 

BURIAL: Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery

 

GEORGE MORRIS, 91, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

George Morris, 91, of Campbellsville, KY, son of the late Rollin Orbia Morris and Clara Neat Morris was born August 11, 1930 in Middletown, Ohio. He died at 11:00 P.M. on Friday, June 17, 2022 in Campbellsville.

 

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon. George was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served his country honorably in the United States Army. He was a retired employee of Kentucky Utilities after some 30 years of service. He was an avid fisherman.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife of 70 years: Pat Morris of Campbellsville

2 daughters: Sharon Lee & husband Henry and Janet Deener & husband John, both of Campbellsville

3 grandchildren: Richard Scott Deener of Campbellsville, Marsha Deener Warren and husband Eric of Richmond and Corey Lee Shultz and husband Tanner of Lexington

4 great-grandchildren: Ethan Warren, Eli Warren, Evie Warren and Henry Shultz

2 brothers: Orbie Rollin Morris and wife Nancy of Louisville and Robert “Bobby” Morris and wife Polly of Campbellsville

Several nieces and nephews

Many other relatives and friends

 

He was also preceded in death by one sister and brother-in-law: Dolores and Gene Money.

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VISITATION: 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

 

FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:00 P.M., Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Dr. Dwayne Norman and Dr. James Jones

 

BURIAL: Brookside Cemetery

 

EXRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME.

 

KAYE HUDGINS, 79, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

Kaye Hudgins, 79, widow of Billy Joe Hudgins, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2022 after succumbing to the effects of Alzheimer’s. She was born in Campbellsville, KY and graduated from Campbellsville High School. 

 

Kaye married Bill on July 2, 1961 and they shared their life together until his death in 2008. After a few years of marriage, Kaye and Bill settled in Lexington to raise their family. Kaye was trained in bookkeeping and worked for Lexington Steel Supply until Bill’s job took them to Goldsboro, North Carolina in 1986.  After several years, Bill’s job took he and Kaye from North Carolina to Germantown, Tennessee to Hendersonville, Tennessee and finally settling back in Campbellsville in 1995. In Campbellsville, Kaye joined Wholesale Hardwood Interiors as a bookkeeper and worked there until her retirement in 2006.  Kaye enjoyed her retirement by spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing cards and dominoes with her sisters, Jane and Jessie, and her brother, Donnie and sister-in-law, Viola.  She also enjoyed her morning walks with good friend, Carol Mobley. 

 

Other than her husband, Kaye was preceded in death by her mother, Emma Osborne, her twin brother, Ray Osborne and her sister, Jane Moore.

 

SURVIVORS:

2 sons: Joe Hudgins (Lynn) and Jeff Hudgins (Prim), both of Lexington, KY

3 grandchildren: Clayton Hudgins (Danica) of Frankfort, KY, Joseph Hudgins (Paige) of Norfolk, Virginia and Brock Hudgins of Lexington, KY

1 great-grandchild: Woodson Hudgins of Frankfort, KY

2 siblings: Donnie Osborne (Viola) of Campbellsville, KY

1 sister: Jessie Lee (Jimmy) of Campbellsville, KY 

 

The family would like to say a special thank you to Viola and Donnie Osborne for the love and assistance they gave Kaye later in her life. They both went above and beyond in providing assistance to Kaye, Joe and Jeff. The family would like to thank the help Kay received at Bluegrass Way and Campbellsville Nursing and Rehab.

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VISITATION: 1:00 P.M.-2:00P.M., Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

 

FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev. Jim Murphy

 

BURIAL: Bethel Cemetery

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Bethel First Presbyterian Church in Campbellsville and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

 

RUTH KILBY VAN CLEAVE, 86, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

Ruth Kilby Van Cleave, 86, of Campbellsville, KY and Boulder, CO, the daughter of Robert E. Lee and Lou Vada (Wethington) Kilby, was born and raised in the Acton Community of Taylor County. She passed away peacefully in her sleep from natural causes on June 17, 2022 with her husband, daughter, and son-in-law at her home in Campbellsville. 

 

After graduating from Taylor County High School, Ruth met and married George William “Bill” Van Cleave, who soon joined the Army. Ruth traveled with her husband around the country while he was in the military and later when he was an engineer with IBM. Ruth and Bill went on to have two children, Vicki and Michael. Ruth loved to travel and explore new places. She met friends everywhere she went. When IBM moved her husband to Boulder, she fell in love with Colorado and felt she had found her "home". She stayed in Colorado for 42 years, and split time between Boulder and Campbellsville for 22 years. Ruth was a lover of genealogy, fishing, crafting, sewing, landscaping, and staying busy with her hands. She regularly played Bridge, Gin Rummy and Scrabble. She was dedicated to helping children in need by sewing and donating clothes and toys.

 
Besides her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by 3 sisters & 4 brothers: Naomi Jones, Leona Pike, Ella Wagner, Elza, Troy, Roy, and Howard Kilby; 1 son, Michael Van Cleave in 2019; and her great granddaughter, Mia Miller in 2014.  
 
SURVIVORS: 
Her husband of 66 years: George William “Bill” Van Cleave
1 daughter Vicki Van Cleave-Lawrence and Stanley
1 sister: Herlene Kilby
6 grandchildren & 2 great-grandchildren
Many other relatives and friends
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 11:00amET at L.R. Petty Funeral Home - Acton-Mannsville Chapel, 250 Wooleyville Road, Campbellsville, KY
 
Visitation: After 9:00amET on Saturday at the Acton-Mannsville Chapel
 
Entombment: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

JOHN DOUGLAS WAGSTER, 71, ROYAL OAK, MICHIGAN (FORMERLY OF CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY)

 

John Douglas Wagster, 71, of Royal Oak, Michigan departed this earthly life on Friday, June 10, 2022. He had been battling with Aplastic Anemia for many years and was receiving treatment at the University of Michigan Hospital at the time of his death. He was born on June 9, 1951 in Union City, TN to John L and Helen Parker Wagster.

 

His family moved to Campbellsville, Kentucky soon after John was born where his father owned the Ben Franklin store. While living in Campbellsville, John attended Campbellsville Baptist Church where he professed faith in Christ and was baptized. He was a member of Royal Oak First United Methodist Church, the local chapter of Optimist International and an enthusiast of all things’ sports. John attended Campbellsville High School where he was a football standout and recently inducted into the CHS Athletic Hall of Fame at the inaugural Hall of Fame ceremony held December 2021. John accepted a full scholarship to advance his competitive spirit, love for football and academic pursuits at the University of Tennessee. He was an All-SEC defensive tackle, with 120 tackles in both his Junior and Senior seasons. A 2019 article lists John as #3 of “Tennessee’s top all time players from Kentucky”.

 

John and Phyllis Goff began dating while in high school, and married following John’s graduation from UT. They traveled extensively, both domestic and abroad, for several years before settling into a permanent residence and career in education.Their love for one another and spending time together kept them travelling and experiencing new places throughout their 48 years of marriage.

 

Following a successful football and undergraduate endeavor, John went on to earn his PhD in Finance from Texas A&M University. Johns hard work and dedication were punctuated with a 29-year career in teaching and research at Wayne State University in Detroit. John retired from WSU in 2021 with the distinguished title of “Associate Professor Emeritus of Finance”.

 

SURVIVORS:

His wife of 48 years: Phyllis Goff Wagster

1 brother: Steve (Patti) of Dayton, TX

1 sister: Marilyn of Reisterstown, MD

A host of relatives & friends 

 

A Celebration of Life is planned for Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Royal Oak First United Methodist Church. Visitation will be at 10am, a Service at 11am and there will be a lunch to follow.

 

Contributions in John’s name are suggested to be made to Royal Oak First United Methodist Church, 320 West Seventh Street, Royal Oak, MI. 48067

 

JENNIFER KAYE BENNINGFIELD, 35, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

Jennifer Kaye Benningfield, 35, of Campbellsville, KY, daughter of Donna Kaye Wood Benningfield and the late Terry Wayne Benningfield, was born May 10, 1987 in Pulaski County, KY. She died at 10:22 A.M., Monday, June 13, 2022 in Louisville.

 

She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Spurlington United Methodist Church. Jennifer had a beautiful soul and had a heart for the Lord her entire life. She was dearly loved by her parents, brother and grandparents and will be missed beyond measure. Jennifer enjoyed gospel music and going to church. She also loved to sew and do crafts and made special gifts to give to family and loved ones.

 

SURVIVORS:

Her mother: Donna Kaye Benningfield of Campbellsville

1 brother: Ryan Benningfield of Elizabethtown

Aunts & uncles: Tommy (Natosha) Peppers and Roger (Patti) Benningfield of Campbellsville and Peggy (Andy) Sloan of Lexington

Special friends: Vicki Burkes, Ronyale McCoomer, Delores Newton and Verlee Alcorn

Many other relatives & friends

 

Jennifer was also preceded in death by her grandparents: Noel Wood and Barbara Wood Pike and Lyndon and Naomi Benningfield and 2 aunts: Cindy Wood Denton and Mary Ann Peppers.

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FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, June 17, 2022 at 1:00pmET at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev. Robert Morris and Rev. Paul J. Dicken

 

BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

 

VISITATION: After 10:00amET on Friday at Parrott & Ramsey

 

EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME.

 

BRANDON CHARLES EDWARD BAKER, 44, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

Brandon Charles Edward Baker, 44, of Campbellsville, KY passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in Louisville at the Jewish Hospital. He was born on January 21, 1978 in Hardin County, KY, the son of Ralph "Pete" Edward Baker and Dianna Lynn Dennison Baker.

 

Brandon was a member of Grace missionary Baptist church and was loved by many family and friends.

 

SURVIVORS:

His father: Ralph "Pete" Edward Baker & wife Tammy Jones of Campbellsville

His mother: Dianna Lynn Dennison Baker of Campbellsville

Aunts & Uncles: Teresa (Garland) Caver, Cindy (David) Combs, Jimmy (April) Baker, Connie Dennison, Jeanie (Bob) Grammer, David (Patty) Dennison, Ronnie (May) Dennison, Murray (Marsha) Glasgow

His loving cousins: Timmy Combs, Chris Combs, Scott Caver, Paul Caver, Veanna Hamilton, Kathy Hensley, John (Julie) Dennison, Bo (Marla) Hensley, Amy (Daniel) Turner, Lisa (Brian) White, Charlie (Antoinette) Dennison, Leanne Parrish

Second cousins: Tatum, Jacob, Angel, Hayden, Kayla, Shane, Braden, Addie, Chloe, Aiden, Shiloh, Whitney, Sarah, Eli, Ricky, Khloe, Zamora, Ellianna

Many other loved ones

 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Charles & Shirley Dennison, Ralph" Pete" Edward SR & Doris Baker; 2 uncles: Billy Baker & Kennie Dennison; one aunt, Vickie Gail Dennison Glasgow; and a cousin, Andrew Curtis Dennison.

 

Funeral service: Friday, June 17, 2022 at 2:00pmET at Grace Missionary Baptist Church, 10187 Hodgenville Road, Campbellsville with Bro. Walter Milby officiating

 

Burial: church cemetery

 

Visitation: After 1:00 P.M. at the church

 

Pallbearers: John Dennison, Charlie Dennison, Effron Duncan Timmy Combs, Paul Caver, Chris Combs


L.R. Petty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

JIMMY JAMES "BUBBA" TUNGATE, 37, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

Jimmy James “Bubba” Tungate, 37, of Campbellsville, KY, the son of Jimmy and Jane (Tate) Tungate, was born May 30, 1985 in Marion County, KY and departed this life on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in Taylor County. 

 

He was a former truck driver, factory worker, and roofer, and was of the Methodist faith. "Bubba”, as he was lovingly known by his close friends and family, enjoyed riding four wheelers and motorcycles, being outdoors, and playing video games with his nieces and nephews.

 
SURVIVORS:
His parents: Jimmy and Jane Tungate
2 sisters: Rita Reynolds & husband Drew and Jessica Tungate & companion Roy Wooley
Nieces & nephews: Kaylee, Nolan and James Carson Reynolds, Destiny Milby, Samantha and Gracie Wooley
Best friends: Jason Keith, Dustin Jones, and Jerome Fulkerson
Close cousins: Ronald Lee Cowan, James Michael Clarkson, James Robert Tungate, Robert Tungate, and Scott Cowan
 
Funeral Service: Monday, June 20, 2022 at 1:00pmET at L.R. Petty Funeral Home 
 
Burial: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
 
Visitation: After 10:00amET on Monday
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

OPAL FAYE JUDD, 76, CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

 

Opal Faye Judd, 76, of Campbellsville, KY, the daughter of the late Omer Lee and Marie Irene (Sullivan) Smothers Pike was born August 5, 1945 in Taylor County, KY and departed this life on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at Taylor Regional Hospital. 

 

Opal had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Baptist Faith. She was a former employee of Fruit of the Loom, having worked 32 years and 20 years for Creekside Restaurant.

 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters: Melvin Pike, Kenneth Pike, Catherine Pike, Mary Ann Clark, and Edna Reed.

 

SURVIVORS:
Her husband: Paul Judd of Campbellsville
1 daughter: Rita Dorman and husband Chuck of Liberty
1 son: Stacey Loy and wife Anissa of Campbellsville
4 grandchildren: Derek Dorman, Brandon Graham, Brittany Loy & companion Jonathan Riggs, and Cody Edwards
4 great-grandchildren: Ruby Edwards, Konnor Skaggs, Karstyn Skaggs, and Parker Loy
Sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law: Faye Veatch and Roger Pike of Campbellsville, Irene Wolgram of Las Vegas, Martin Judd of Germany, and Sharon Pike of Knifley
A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives & friends, including her Creekside Restaurant Family
 
Funeral Service: Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 11:00amET at L.R. Petty Funeral Home
 
Burial: Green River Memorial Cemetery
 
Visitation: Friday, June 17, 2022 from 5:00pm-8:00pmET 
 
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

SPENSER "RU" CHEA, AGE 3, LEXINGTON, KY (FORMERLY OF CAMPBELLSVILLE)

 

Spenser "Ru" Chea, age 3, of Lexington, KY (formerly of Campbellsville), son of Daelan Simpson and Emily Ann Chea, was born March 23, 2019 in Taylor County, KY. He died at 5:18pmET on Sunday, June 12, 2022 in Campbellsville. 
 

He was a fun-loving little fellow and enjoyed hiding things from his family. He loved tractors, motorcycles, all music and dancing and Paw Patrol. He especially loved his dog, Max and his cat, Princess.

 

SURVIVORS:

His parents: Dylan Simpson & Emily Ann Chea of Lexington, KY

1 brother: Aiden Jeremiah "A.J." Chea of Lexington

Grandparents: Nathena & David Garner of Campbellsville and Missie "Mimi" Simpson of Greensburg

His God-Mother: Cici Shears

 

FUNERAL SERVICE: Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 11:00amET at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville, KY

 

VISITATION: Wednesday from 5:00pm-8:00pmET at Parrott & Ramsey

 

Expressions of sympathy requested to be donations to the funeral expenses and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.