Connie Rakes, 61

Posted by on May 15, 2021

CONNIE DARLENE RAKES, age 61 of Bass Ridge, passed away Friday at her home.

Her husband: Lyle Carl Rakes.

Five children: Terri Berry, Holly Abell, Cathy Dickerson, April Nicole Rakes and Jonathan Rakes.

Two sisters: Phyllis Bland and Margaret Gribbins.

18 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation from 2-4 PM on Monday at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville.


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Charles L. Bright

Posted by on May 13, 2021

Charles L. Bright, formerly of Elk Horn, died at 4:50 A.M., Saturday, May 8, 2021 in Frankfort at the age of 84. He was the son of the late Samuel Allen Bright, Jr. and Edith Helen Phillips Bright. He was born December 9, 1936 in Taylor County, Kentucky.
His faith was important to him, having been raised in Elk Horn Baptist Church and later he attended Immanuel Baptist Church in Frankfort.
Charles was a veteran having served his country with honor in the United States Army.
He was a high school teacher and later, the Director of Business Education for the Kentucky Department of Education for many years. He retired from the Public Service Commission in Frankfort, Kentucky.
Charles was passionate about many things, especially his family and motivating youth to continue their formal education. He began his own education in a two-room schoolhouse in Elk Horn, graduated from Taylor County High School, completed undergraduate work at Campbellsville College and University, and pursued postgraduate work at Eastern Kentucky University and University of Kentucky, attaining a master’s degree and beyond.
He was a loving family member who was passionate about the outdoors, sports, travel, education, music, and dancing. He encouraged his children and extended family to try new forms of activities such as golf, tennis, fishing, boating, skiing, ice skating, swimming, horseback riding, rollerblading, rock climbing, and others. He was dedicated to a healthy lifestyle, remaining active into his late 70s, enjoying downhill skiing in Utah and Colorado. Perhaps his greatest joy was his grandchildren, whom he taught to drive his tractor, shoot a BB gun, play piano, and the basics of the many sports he loved. He was a member of the Lexington Ski Club and the Lexington Cotillion Club, traveling both domestically and internationally with them to ski and dance. He remained a farmer all his life and kept his aging father company by working together on the family farm. He is survived by his two daughters Lissa Suzanne Bright of Las Vegas, Nevada and Leigh Anne Bright of Frankfort; grandchildren Leah Duerren and Aidan James Tucker of Las Vegas; brother George Bright and wife, Floydene of Brentwood, Tennessee; Robert Bright and wife, Donna of Elk Horn; sister Betty Cox of Mannsville; sister Venita Bright and husband, Michael Clark of Frankfort; mother of his children, Betty Jean Bright; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. Charles was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Helen Brown.
VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M., Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 P.M., Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev. Brent Gupton
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

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Mary E. Murphy Obituary

Posted by on May 12, 2021

Mary E. Murphy, 69, of Campbellsville, Kentucky, the daughter of the late George Thurman Graham and Zana (Bottoms) Graham, was born on July 20th, 1951, in Madisonville, Kentucky and departed this life peacefully on Tuesday, May 11th, 2021, surrounded by her family at the Taylor Regional Hospital.

She professed her faith in Christ and was of Baptist faith.  She lived most of her life in Campbellsville, Kentucky.

Mary was known to her family, friends, and throughout the community as a very loving mother and grandmother to her children and grandchildren.  She was the kind of person, who showed compassion and empathy to all and this is why she is lovingly known as “Little Momma” to all who knew her.

She worked as a CNA at Metzmeier Nursing Home of Campbellsville, Kentucky and Green Hill Manor in Greensburg, Kentucky, where she continued to show her compassion in caring for others.  Mary loved to listen to music and sing.  She had compassion for gardening and generally loved being outdoors with her flowers and listening to the birds.  She especially had a love for hummingbirds.

Survived by one son:  George Henry Colvin of LaGrange, Kentucky.

One daughter-in-law: Jeannie Colvin of Campbellsville, Kentucky.

Six grandchildren:  Brandon Colvin and wife Lauren of Prospect, Kentucky; Amanda Colvin of Campbellsville, Kentucky; Stormy Hall and husband Derick of Knifley; Austin Colvin and wife Katelyn of Campbellsville, Kentucky; Haley Colvin of Cave City; and Paisley Powell of Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

Nine great-grandchildren.

Three brothers:  Bobby Graham and wife Connie of Las Vegas, Nevada; Carl Graham of Campbellsville, Kentucky; and Dwight Graham and wife Cula of Bowling Green, Kentucky.

One special aunt:  Corrine Sublett of Campbellsville, Kentucky.

Along with many other family, friends, and relatives.

Besides her parents she is preceded in death by one son:  Johnny Lee Colvin and two brothers:  George Lewis Graham and Edmund Monroe Graham.

VISITATION:  A walk-through visitation will be held Thursday, May 13th, 2021, from 6pm-8pm EST at Auberry Funeral Home in downtown Campbellsville.

FUNERAL SERVICE:  Friday, May 14th, 2021, at 2pm EST at Auberry Funeral Home in downtown Campbellsville.  Bro. Raymon Hollins will be officiating the funeral service.

PALLBEARERS:  Brandon Colvin, Austin Colvin, Mikey Graham, Dwight Graham, Lonnie Fry, Jr., and Derick Hall.

BURIAL:  Jones Chapel Cemetery

Social distancing guidelines and mask are required upon entering building.

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