Howard Durham

Posted by on Feb 6, 2023

Howard Durham of Campbellsville, son of the late Lee Durham and Frances Bailey Durham, was born March 20, 1930, in McLean County, Illinois.  He died at 5:00 A.M., Monday, February 6, 2023 in Campbellsville.   Age:  92

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Lowell Avenue Baptist Church, where he was a founding deacon and a Sunday School teacher.

Howard served his country honorably in the United States Navy and was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom. He enjoyed fishing and traveling. He loved his family and the Lord.

He united in marriage to Rachel Nelson July 4, 1953.

Besides his wife, Rachel Durham of Campbellsville, Howard is survived by one son and one daughter:  Howard Durham, and wife, Carolyn of Campbellsville and Mazetta Harden and husband, Frank of Somerset; four grandchildren: Johnathon Durham and wife, Tesla and Amanda West and husband, Jeremy of Campbellsville, Chasidy Clements and husband, Charles of Bradfordsville and Nathaniel Harden and wife, Whitney of Somerset; ten great-grandchildren: Isabella Harden, Ava Harden, Adaline Harden, Anthony Clements, Nicholas Clements, Sierra Clements, Forrest Durham, Gavin West, Grant West and Elliot West; a sister, Judy Murphy of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters:  Martha Burress and Betty Carol Hall.


VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, February 7, 2023 and 7:00A.M.-8:30 A.M. Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

VISITATION: 9:00 – 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at Lowell Avenue Baptist Church until the time of the service

FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at Lowell Avenue Baptist Church in Campbellsville by Rev. David Griesemer

BURIAL:  Brookside Cemetery with full military honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard


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Patricia Griffith, 78

Posted by on Feb 5, 2023

Mrs. Patricia Ruth Friend Griffith of Elk Horn, formerly of Pikeville, KY was born in Pike County, KY on November 29, 1944 to the late Thurmond Bruce Friend and Ruth Bales Friend. She departed this life on Friday, February 3, 2023 at Campbellsville Nursing and Rehab, being 78 years of age. She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Broadway Church of Christ. Mrs. Griffith was an employee in the banking industry. She enjoyed playing tennis, running a 10K race, puzzles, landscaping, and memorizing her Bible.

Survivors include one son and one daughter: Ray Goff of Louisville, KY and Cathy Falls and husband Matt of Merrimac, KY.

She also leaves to cherish her memory three grandchildren: Lydia Goff, McCayla Falls, and Hunter Falls and a host of other family and friends.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Keith Griffith, three brothers: Bob Friend, Gary Friend and Bill Friend.

Visitation for Mrs. Patricia Ruth Friend Griffith will be held Monday, February 6, 2023 from 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville.

A Graveside  Service will be conducted Tuesday, February 7, at 11:00 A.M. at Brookside Cemetery, W Main St, Campbellsville.

Dr. Brian Rafferty will be officiating.

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Raymond Murrell Ford, 81

Posted by on Feb 5, 2023

Raymond Murrell Ford, of Campbellsville, the son of the late Coakley and Flora (Lewis) Ford was born December 21, 1941 in Taylor County, KY and departed this life on Saturday, February 4, 2023 in Greensburg at the Jane Todd Crawford Hospital. He was 81 years of age.

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Robinson Creek Baptist Church and a Veteran, having served in the United States Army National Guard.

He was a retired Lance Inc. delivery driver and installed replacement windows after his retirement, while enjoying smoking his pipe.

Survivors include his wife: Sharon K. (Bault) Ford; a son: Anthony Craig Ford and wife Dwanna Sue all of Campbellsville; two sisters and two brothers: Rosemary Mardis, Donald Ford and Leonard Ford all of Campbellsville and Deanie Price of Mt. Washington.

Also two grandchildren: Cody Mason Ford and wife Rachel and Tanner McCade Ford and wife Haley and a host of other relatives and friends.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister: Mardell Benningfield.

A private graveside service will be held at the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens with interment to follow.

 Bro. Jim Collison will be officiating.

 A PUBLIC visitation will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2023 from 5-8 PM at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home.



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