Mrs. Mary Frances Bright of Campbellsville, the daughter of the late Dan and Lillian (Howell) Smothers, was born September 7, 1921 in Marion County, KY and departed this life on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at her home. She was 99 years of age.
She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Mannsville Christian Church and had retired after 30 years of service at Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Bright, in 2006; two sons: Mike Bright and Horace Mitchell Bright; a brother: Raymond Smothers; and three sisters: Kathleen Walls, Sarah Mayes, and Edith Raikes.
Five children: Roger Bright and wife Pauline, Wanda Bramel and husband Roy, Brenda Wise, Judy Grooms, and Ricky Bright and wife Stella, all of Campbellsville, and Gayle Freeman and husband Jim of Virginia;
Twelve grandchildren: Barry Bright, Libby Ann Sallee, Curt Bramel, Steve Bramel, Michelle Ingram, Jimbo Wise, Janet Miller, Robert “Robbie” Grooms, Karen Singleton, Mark Freeman, Adam Bright, and Benjamin Bright;
Three great-great grandchildren;
And a host of other relatives and friends.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Bright on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Kenny Dotson and Bro. Jim Freeman will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, March 4, from 10:00 AM until time for the service.
Norma Jean “Sissy” Franklin, daughter of the late James Barnett and Bertha Bryant Barnett, was born May 10, 1935 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died at 4:00 P.M., Saturday, February 27, 2021 in Campbellsville. Age: 85
She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Pitman Valley Baptist Church.
Norma was former employee of Fruit of the Loom for forty seven years. After retirement she worked at Orville’s as a cook for seventeen years. She loved to read and work in her flowers. She got great enjoyment cooking, spending time with her family and working on the farm with her husband.
She united in marriage to James “Jimmy” Franklin October 5, 1957 and he preceded her in death December 13, 2016.
Norma Jean is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Brian Hinton of Campbellsville; one grandson, Brandon Skaggs and wife, April of Lexington; one step-grandson, Jordan Hinton and wife, Shelby; two great grandchildren: Brooklyn Reese Skaggs and Kendall Skaggs of Lexington; two brothers and one sister: Jack Barnett and wife, Carolyn, Cecil Barnett and wife, Donna and Rena Newton and husband, Orville; one sister-in-law, Lequita Barnett all of Campbellsville; also survived by several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister: Robert Barnett, Roger Barnett, Bobby Barnett and Rosalene Beck.
VISITATION: After 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev. Dannie Nelson
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
FAMILY REQUEST EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY BE DONATION TO GIDEON BIBLES OR PITMAN VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH AND MAY BE MADE THROUGH PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
David Eugene “Sonny” Colvin of Shepherdsville, formerly of Campbellsville, son of Mary Aileen Melton Colvin and the late Kenneth Colvin, was born September 27, 1947 in Taylor County, Kentucky. He died at12:31P.M., Thursday, February 25, 2021 in Louisville. Age: 73
He served his country honorably in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was a retired machinist specialist at C Lee Cook.
Sonny was a loving father and grandfather who always made sure his family was taken care of. He was also a Mason and was able to participate with his father and son in Masonic activities.
His favorite hobby was restoring cars and attending car shows. He made many good friends through his involvement with the cars.
Sonny is survived by one daughter and two sons: Michelle Milby and husband, Dennis of Summersville, Allen Colvin and wife, Jennifer of Hart County and Michael Colvin and wife Brandy of Louisville; six grandchildren: Dustin Milby, Michael Aaron Colvin, Meredith Anne Colvin, Casey Rena Colvin, Addison Grace Colvin and Scarlett Elizabeth Colvin; his mother, Mary Aileen Melton Colvin of Campbellsville; two sisters: Joyce Ann Colvin and Paula Hunt of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Sunday following social distancing guidelines and
masks are required. According to Public Health Guidelines food is not allowed in
during public visitation.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Monday, March 1, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev. Kelvin Edwards
BURIAL: Brookside Cemetery with full Military Honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard