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Mr. Robert Earl “Bo” Bohanon of Campbellsville, son of the late Omar and Flossie (Baumgardner) Bohanon, passed from this life on Friday, March 22, 2019 at the University of Louisville Hospital. Born on September 20, 1939, he was 79 years, 6 months, and 2 days of age. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Campbellsville Church of the Nazarene. Mr. Bohanon believed in the value of dedication and hard work, and retired from Fruit of the Loom after 40 years of service. He enjoyed car shows, and competed often, including the famed Carl Casper Custom Auto Show. He loved spending time with family and friends when he wasn’t competing, and traveled to many shows with the Green River Cruisers.
He leaves to cherish his memory:
His wife of 51 years: Mrs. Sue (Jones) Bohanon,
Five children: Tony Dixon and wife Margie of Elk Horn, Tracey Marshall and husband Harold of Louisiana, Tim Dixon and wife Leslie of Lebanon, Robin Bohanon of Campbellsville, and Misti Sapp and husband Mark of Campbellsville,
Two siblings: Mae Parker of Somerset, and Harlan Bohanon and wife Helen of Campbellsville,
Close friends: John and Glenda Meredith of Harrodsburg,
Five great-great grandchildren,
And a host of other family and close friends.
He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Brandon Barker, and two siblings, Marjorie Hunt and Garlan Bohanon.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Bohanon on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Campbellsville Church of the Nazarene, 912 W Main St, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. David Young will be officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church on Monday, March 25, from 5:00-8:00 PM.
Mrs. Mamie Allyene Wright of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Will and Cora (Mardis) Bright, passed from this life on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Taylor Regional Hospital. Born on March 7, 1930, she was 89 years and 13 days of age. She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Mrs. Wright was a homemaker, and enjoyed raising a garden and potting plants, and fished as often as possible. She united in marriage to Arthur Goff, who preceded her in death in 1988. Later, she united in marriage to Garland Wright, who survives.
She leaves to mourn her passing:
Her husband: Garland Wright of Campbellsville,
A special niece: Barbara Jean McCubbins of Summersville,
Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Fred Wright, Peggy Montgomery, Judy Reynolds, Nancy Newton, Kay Jessie, and Jerry Wright,
And a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She was also preceded in death by eight siblings: Rene Mardis, Linus Bright, Mildred Colvin, Howard Bright, David Bright, Margaret Bright, and two siblings in infancy.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Wright on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 4:00 PM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, Campbellsville, KY. Interment will follow in the Brookside Cemetery, W Main St, Campbellsville, KY.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, Mar. 24, from 12:30 PM until time for the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to the funeral expenses. Those can be made in person at the funeral home.
Mr. Garey Hershel Wooley of Campbellsville was born on September 27, 1954 to the late Roy Hershel Wooley and Trina May Tungate. He departed this life on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in Columbia at the Summit Manor Nursing Home, being 64 years, 5 months, and 21 days of age. Mr. Wooley took pleasure in the outdoors; he was a carpenter until becoming disabled, and he enjoyed hunting and fishing in his later years.
He leaves to mourn his passing:
His wife: Regina “Jennie” (Wright) Wooley of Campbellsville,
Four children: Christopher Wooley of Shepherdsville, Phillip Wooley and wife Jennifer of Shepherdsville, Roy Wooley and wife Jessica Tungate of Campbellsville, and Jacob Wooley of Campbellsville,
Five siblings: Roy Wooley, Jr. and wife Angie, Trisha Wooley, Ramona Owens, Mike Wells, and Eric Wells,
Nine grandchildren: Tori Johnson and husband Michael, Katelynd Wooley, Destiny Wooley, Samantha Wooley, Brianna Wooley, Gracie Wooley, August Rain Wooley, Liam Wooley, and Janie Labraney,
Close family friend: Sam Brenner,
He was also preceded in death by three siblings: Tony Wooley, Becky Wooley, and Linda Cox; and a grandson: Gabriel Wooley.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Wooley on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 12:00 noon in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Billy Whitehouse will be officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, Mar. 21, from 10:00 AM until time for the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to the funeral expenses. Those can be made in person at the funeral home
The family of John Baker Skaggs, PhD sadly announce his departure from life on March 16, 2019 after a long, arduous battle with autoimmune disease and bone marrow failure.
John was born to Lester and Ruth (Coffman) Skaggs in Los Alamos, NM on March 30, 1945. There are few pictures of him as a baby because his father was working on the design of the atomic bomb that ended World War II, so all the families there were under tight security and cameras were not allowed. Throughout his life, John remained fascinated with the history of WWII and in 2017 was able to visit England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands to see many of the historic sites and monuments. It was a Bucket List trip of a lifetime and he enjoyed it immensely.
During his college years at Carlton College, John served as a canoe guide and counselor at Camp Menogyn, a YMCA camp based in Minneapolis. As a young guide, John was greatly influenced by Camping Program Director Armand Paulson, who remained a dear friend for the rest of John’s life. The experiences he had during the many trips he led during those years shaped much of the rest of his life, and he continued to take groups up to the Boundary Waters and Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario for the rest of his life. He loved sharing the beauty of nature and the accomplishment of surviving a true wilderness experience, and enriched many, many lives by his generous guidance.
Driven by a desire to help others, John completed a PhD at the University of Maryland and became a Counseling Psychologist. He served many years in community mental health organizations in Cape Girardeau, MO and Lexington, KY before he struck out on his own to pursue less traditional, but more effective treatment strategies. His clients, many of whom he counted as dear friends, gained tremendously from his efforts to promote personal growth and happiness. Even on his death bed he continued to reach out with encouragement to those still on his mind.
John had a rich and robust spiritual life. He was a member of St Michael’s Episcopal Church in Lexington for many years, and continued in a Men’s Bible Study every Saturday morning for more than 20 years, attending by phone when he could no longer make the trip to the church. After he and wife Annie purchased a long-dreamed-of farm in Taylor County, he also served the Mission of St Thomas in Campbellsville, KY for as long as he was able. He and his family are eternally grateful for the love and support of the people of both St Michael’s and St Thomas.
Another aspect of his spiritual life was John’s passion for horses. Coming late to the equestrian world, after he realized that he’d never see his wife or daughter if he didn’t visit the barn, John learned to ride at age 50, becoming accomplished enough that he was able to show in small fun mini-trials. He loved his horse, Patrick, and sometimes used the horses in therapy with clients. He loved to share the farm and the beauty of the horses with friends and family.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Ruth (Coffman) Skaggs and his sister, Mary Ann (Skaggs) Anderson. Also awaiting him across the Rainbow Bridge are faithful companions Fat Albert, Toby, Mandy, Burt, Radar and horse-of-a-lifetime, Norad, with Schoolmaster horse, Bingo. He leaves a heartbroken family and many, many friends. Wife of thirty-three years, Andrea (Chapman) Skaggs, daughter Erika Michelle Skaggs, step-son Ian Timothy Hunley and wife Cassie (Shepherd)Hunley, precious grand-daughter Fiona Ashlyn Hunley and as-yet-unborn grandson baby boy Hunley all face the future with a huge hole in their lives. Sister Margret Skaggs and brother-in-law Bob Salerno will also miss him, as will his dear boyhood friends and cousins Randy and Kendall Foster and their families of Trenton, MO where John spent many blissful young summers on the family farm getting dirty and learning the value of hard work. Also bereaved is third-generation dog Hawkeye, who has spent many days serving as a hospital companion and will remain to comfort those of us left behind.
A memorial service will be planned during warmer weather and John as asked that his remains join his family members going back several generations in the cemetery at Rural Dale Baptist Church in Trenton, MO. Those so moved are asked to give generously of time, talent and treasure to the cause of preserving this earth for our children, grandchildren and those descendants yet undreamed-of to live as richly as have we.
Ms. Sherry Lynn Cox of Campbellsville passed from this life on Sunday, March 17, 2019 in Lexington at the UK Medical Center. Born in Louisville to Ms. Leona Frances (Martin) Gray and the late Tom L. Gray, she was 58 years, 3 months, and 16 days of age. She had made a profession of faith in Christ and attended the Faith Baptist Church. Ms. Cox was a former RN at Springview Hospital, and was a notary public. She loved to spend her retirement traveling, reading mystery novels, or watching horror movies, and she was a great hostess and cook.
She leaves to mourn her passing:
Her son: Zachary Allen Cox and wife Brittany of Campbellsville,
A stepdaughter: Kristina Lynn Mattingly and fiancé Chuck Helm of Raywick,
A stepson: Jim Johnson of Louisville,
Two siblings: David Louis Gray and wife Robin of Louisville, and Melanie Carol Stone and husband Jay of Hopkinsville,
A granddaughter: Emmalyn Cox of Campbellsville,
Two step-grandchildren: Lindin Mattingly and Amber Jeffries,
A step great-granddaughter: River Delk of Raywick,
Special friend: Dean Minor of Campbellsville,
Nieces and nephews: Trey Stone, Barrett Gray, and Bailey Gray,
Close friends: Brenda Kay Callahan and Terry L. Johnson,
Special cousin: Gloria Jean Morgan,
And a host of other family and friends.
She was also preceded in death by a husband, Mr. Terry Allen Cox.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Cox on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home. Bro. Evan Tedder and Bro. Don Gowin will be officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, Mar. 21, from 5:00-8:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to the American Cancer Society. Those can be made in person at the funeral home or online anytime at www.lrpetty.com