Mary (Akridge) Powers, 80

Posted by on May 12, 2022

Mary Jean (Akridge) Powers of Lexington, formerly of Campbellsville, the daughter of the late Marvin and Marie (Peterson) Akridge was born December 7, 1941 in Taylor County, KY and passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in Lexington at the Bluegrass Hospice Care Center. She was 80 years of age.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Miller’s Chapel United Methodist Church, but enjoyed attending Green River Memorial Baptist Church in Campbellsville and Southern Hills United Methodist Church in Lexington.

She was a beautician, a former secretary and homemaker.

Mary enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking, gardening and was very crafty and could create anything that was needed for the project she was working with and she could even upholster furniture.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Clyde Akridge and Damon Akridge.

Survivors include a daughter: Angela Garvin and husband Mike of Georgetown; a son: Timothy Powers and wife Stacy of Lexington; a sister: Lottie Newcomb of Campbellsville; a brother: Leslie Akridge and wife Shirley of Campbellsville.

Also surviving are eight grandchildren: Scarlet Garvin, Elijah Garvin, Kaitlyn Powers, William Powers, Ashley Perdue, Ryan Edwards, Lucien Garvin and Lyric Wilson; two sisters-in-law: Dwalla Akridge of Campbellsville and Linda Akridge of Hardinsburg and a host of other relatives and friends.

The funeral service for Mary Jean (Akridge) Powers will be Monday, May 16, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville with burial to follow in the Green River Memorial Cemetery.

The family requests visitation after 11:00 A.M. Monday until time for the service.

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William “Bill” Swafford, 85

Posted by on May 9, 2022

Mr. William Paul “Bill” Swafford of Campbellsville was born in Taylor County on July 18, 1936 to the late Paul and Dollie (Kearney) Swafford. He departed this life on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at the Grandview Nursing and Rehab Center, being 85 years of age. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Meadowview Baptist Church. Mr. Swafford was a retired mechanic, having worked at Sam’s Goodyear over 45 years. Always outgoing, he rarely met a stranger and enjoyed talking to everyone. He was an avid bowler, and enjoyed watching NASCAR and dirt track races, or fishing and camping. He will also be remembered for his singing at church.

Besides his parents, Mr. Swafford was also preceded in death by his wife: Mrs. Frances (Bault) Swafford, a son-in-law: David Cable, and three siblings: Donald Ray Swafford, Wanda Shepherd, and Clyde Swafford.

He leaves to cherish his memory:

Three children: Debbie Swafford-Cable of Campbellsville, Eddie Swafford and companion Becky Cecil of Lebanon, and Kristie Campbell and husband Rex of Campbellsville,

Two brothers: Albert Swafford and wife Shelby of Tennessee, and Jimmy Swafford of Winchester,

Six grandchildren: Jason Cable and wife Cindy, Skyler Swafford, Emily Swafford, Ryan Swafford, Elizabeth Swafford, and Dustin Campbell,

Three great-grandchildren: Mariah, Syd, and Megan,

Four great-great grandchildren: KeKe, Za, Abell, and Shively,

A sister-in-law: Norma Jean Swafford of Campbellsville,

And a host of other family and close friends.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Swafford on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Burial will follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 10, from 5:00-8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation or Gideon Bibles. Those can be made in person at the funeral home.

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Carlene Sullivan, 66

Posted by on May 9, 2022

Carlene Sullivan, the daughter of the late Lucian and Marguerite (Garrett) Sallee, was born April 11, 1956 in Taylor County, KY and departed this life on Friday, May 6, 2022 in Campbellsville at the Taylor Regional Hospital. She was 66 years of age.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the International Gospel Lighthouse Church in Acton.

He worked for Goodwill Industries food Pantry in Campbellsville and was a homemaker.

She loved going to church and served as a missionary in South Africa and Ghana.

She enjoyed shopping and helping others.

Survivors include a daughter: Sherry Ann Mackenzie and husband David of Scotland; four sisters: Sis. Anna Overstreet and husband Willis of Acton, her twin: Josephine Bowen, Barbara Edelen and husband Robert and Virginia Gaskins, all of Campbellsville; three grandchildren: Chris Marksbury, Ashley Mackie and husband Andrew and Katelin Jo Mackenzie; two great-grandchildren: Isaac and Grace and a host of other relatives and friends.

The funeral service for Carlene Sullivan will be Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at the International Gospel Lighthouse Church at Acton.

Sis. Anna Overstreet will be officiating.

Interment will follow in the Old Liberty Cemetery at Bradfordsville.

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

Family requests visitation after 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the church.

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Floyd Robert Murray, 79

Posted by on May 4, 2022

Floyd Robert Murray, of Knifley, the son of the late Steve Thomas and Annie Belle (Booker) Murray was born December 23, 1942 in Hardin County, KY and departed this life on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Campbellsville at the Taylor Regional Hospital. He was 79 years of age.

He was a retired factory worker in Louisville and was of the Baptist faith.

He united in marriage to Ida May (Holcomb) ,who preceded him in death, he later united in marriage to Nina (West) Brown Murray of Knifley who survives.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a step-son: Robert Brown of Knifley; a brother: Jesse Murray and wife Debby of Louisville; a grandson: Timmy Blevins of Columbia; two nephews: Tommy (Shaundra) Murray of Indiana and Terry (Robbie) Murray of Louisville and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was also preceded in death by a son: James Robert Murray; three brothers: Hubert Murray, Willie Thomas Murray and Ray Murray and a sister: Katheryn Williams.

The funeral service for Floyd Robert Murray will be Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville with burial to follow in the Sonora Cemetery in Sonora, KY.

Family requests visitation on Monday, May 9, 2022 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.

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Christie Parsons Turner, 47

Posted by on May 3, 2022

Christie Parsons Turner of Campbellsville, the daughter of David R. Parsons and the late Gwendolyn (Biggs) Love, was born February 5, 1975 in Campbellsville, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2022 in Loretto, KY. She was 47 years of age.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Christian faith and was a former supervisor at TG KY in Lebanon.

Christie loved music, traveling, seeing the ocean, and was very social, but most of all loved her son.

Survivors include her father: David R. Parsons and wife Rita; her son: Michael Turner; her sisters: Heather Parsons-Marrs and husband Steve all of Campbellsville and Jennifer Parsons-Ivey of North Carolina and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service for Christie Parsons Turner will be Friday at 5:00 P.M. at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Griffin Cemetery.

Family requests visitation after 12:00 P.M. Friday until time for the service.

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