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Billy Dean Estes, 61

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018

Mr. Billy Dean Estes was born to the late Adolphus and Zannie (Burton) Estes in Green County on January 29, 1957. He departed this life on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at his home in Campbellsville being 61 years, 4 months, and 5 days of age. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Estes was employed at Ingersol-Rand and retired after many years of service. He spent his years doing what he loved, from playing cards or fishing, to watching NASCAR or Kentucky basketball, but his passion was his grandchildren.

His love for his family will forever live through those he leaves behind, including:

His wife: Marsha (Lawson) Estes,

Two daughters: DeAnna Humphress and husband Jason, and Laura Estes, all of Campbellsville,

Two brothers: his twin Bobby Estes and wife Donna of Campbellsville, and Roger Estes of Greensburg,

Three grandchildren: Justin Humphress, BreAnna Humphress, and Benzley Tucker,

His mother-in-law: Laura Lawson of Campbellsville,

Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Tina Estes of Greensburg, Alene Estes of Greensburg, Wanda Gray of Campbellsville, and J.C. Lawson and wife Peggy of Campbellsville,

And a host of other family and friends.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Doug Estes, Jerry Estes, and Henry Estes.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Estes on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 12:00 PM EST (11:00 AM CST) in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funreal Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro Dave Walters will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3878 Greensburg Rd, Campbellsville, KY.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 5, from 5:00-8:00 PM EST (4:00-7:00 PM CST).

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to Make Today Count, a local charity designed to help those battling cancer and other serious illnesses. Those can be made in person at the funeral home.

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Dorothy Kate Smith, 88

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018

Mrs. Dorothy Kate Smith of Campbellsville left this world for her eternal home on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Born July 4, 1929 to the late Rufus Ernest and Sallie Flora (Groves) Johnson, she was 88 years, 10 months, and 22 days of age. Mrs. Smith was a retired employee of the Fruit of the Loom plant, having served there 29+ years. She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the New Life Church of God.

She leaves to mourn her passing:

Her daughter: Sarah Hunter and husband Wilbur of Campbellsville,

Two siblings: Annie Richardson of Louisville, and Charles Johnson of Campbellsville,

Four grandchildren: Deronte Smith, Yuvonda Payne, Marshauna Smith, and Jalandra Penick,

Four great-grandchildren: Lamar Payne, Andre Payne, Caleb Payne, and Madison Smith,

And a host of other family and friends.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Vester Smith; a daughter, Flora Ernestine “Tina” Smith; and nine siblings, Sue Ella Flowers, George Johnson, Luther Johnson, Willie Johnson, James Johnson, Lawrence Johnson, Robert Johnson, Lonie Johnson, and Leroy Johnson.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Smith on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church, 704 E Broadway, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. James Clayton will be presiding over the service with Bishop William Paul Hardin delivering the eulogy. Burial will follow in the Crown Hill Cemetery, Hwy 70, Campbellsville, KY.

The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday, June 3, from 5:00-8:00 PM.
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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John M. Mardis, Sr

Posted by on May 27, 2018

Mr. John Morris Mardis, Sr. of Campbellsville passed from this life on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville after a sudden illness. Born in Denver, Colorado on February 19, 1948 to the late Dr. Richard Earl and Elizabeth (Jacob) Mardis, he was 70 years, 3 months, and 5 days of age. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Campbellsville Baptist Church. He retired from Walmart in Campbellsville after 20+ years of service, having spent most of those years working in the electronics department. He was a lifetime member of the NRA, and loved to target shoot. A natural Mr. Fix-it, he enjoyed creating tools or techniques to solve problems as well.

He leaves to mourn his passing:

His wife: Linda K. (Kidd) Mardis,

One son: John “Johnny” Mardis, Jr. and fiancé Natasha “Nat” Groenewoud,

One sister: Linda Ruley of Louisville,

Special friends: Melvin Skaggs, Zach Tobin, Marshall Johnson, and Glenn Kidd,

And a host of other friends and family.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Michael Cameron Mardis in 1995, and two brothers, Richard Earl Mardis, Jr., and Billy Mardis.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Mardis on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Dr. James Jones will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Brookside Cemetery, W. Main St, Campbellsville, KY.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 30, after 10:30 AM until time for the service.

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Carl W. Loy, 91

Posted by on May 27, 2018

Mr. Carl W. Loy of Campbellsville was born on August 13, 1926 in Taylor County to the late Henry C. and Estill (Gribbins) Loy. He departed this life on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the Ephraim McDowell Hospital, being 91 years, 9 months, and 13 days of age. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Mannsville United Methodist Church. Mr. Loy retired from the General Electric plant in Louisville after 30+ years of service. He was a Kentucky Colonel, a veteran of the United States Air Force, a farmer, and a talented bluegrass musician, and had won the Best Banjo Picker at the Sorghum Festival in Springfield.

He leaves to cherish his memory:

His wife of nearly 67 years: Mrs. Helen Marie (Mings) Loy

One daughter: Sheila Hollon and husband David of Campbellsville,

One sister: Mildred Cooley of Louisville,

One grandson: Anthony Hollon and companion Tonya Mann of Campbellsville,

And a host of other family and friends.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Willard Loy and Harold Loy.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Loy on Tuesday, May 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. John Hall will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Callahan Cemetery, Speck Ridge Rd, Campbellsville, KY.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, May 28, from 5:00-8:00 PM.

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Joel “Joey” Davidson, 56

Posted by on May 5, 2018

Joel “Joey” Davidson, the son of Nina (Riley) Davidson of Campbellsville and the late Alfred Davidson, was born Tuesday, January 30, 1962 in Brown County, Ohio and departed this life on Friday, May 4, 2018 in Campbellsville at his home. He was 56 years, 3 months and 5 days of age.
He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Baptist Faith. He was a farmer, a former salesman and a former employee of Cox Interiors in Campbellsville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife: Letha Allen Davidson; his brothers: Phillip Davidson and wife Gwen, Steve Lewis and wife Bonnie, Kenny Lewis and wife Terri all of Campbellsville, Richard Lewis and wife Mary of Ohio; a sister: Carlene Evans and husband Danny of Ohio; brothers and sisters in-law: Brian Allen, Regina Thompson and husband Freddy, David Allen and Sheila Warren all of Campbellsville; special friends: Henry Walton Pierce and Terry Underwood both of Campbellsville and Doug DeSpain of Greensburg and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Joel “Joey” Davidson will be Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Taylor County with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation after 2 PM on Sunday at the church.
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers: Terry Underwood, Tony Johnson, Gerald Skaggs, Kent Bland, Mike Keeling and Chad Heath.
Memorials are suggested to Hosparus of Green River or Gideon Bible Donations, both can be made at the funeral home, at the church or online at www.lrpetty.com “How Can I Help Tab”.

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