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David Lee “Joaner” Nelson, 86

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018

Mr. David Lee “Joaner” Nelson of Campbellsville, son of the late William and Edna (Stearman) Nelson, passed from this life on Monday, April 30, 2018 after an extended illness. Born on July 28, 1931, he was 86 years, 9 months, and 2 days of age. Mr. Nelson was a retired truck mechanic for Flav-o-Rich and Chappell Dairy. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Robinson Creek Baptist Church. He was a veteran, having served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps from 1952-1955. Mr. Nelson enjoyed stock car racing, and won several trophies as an amateur driver. As a man that always tried to better himself, he was also a competitive bowler, but he loved his family above all else.

He leaves to cherish his memory:

His wife: Ruby (Carlisle) Nelson of Campbellsville,

A step-daughter: Pam Gribbins and husband Eric of Campbellsville,

A step-son: Keith Spurling of Campbellsville,

Four siblings: Thelma Barnes, Betty Sharp, Rachel Durham, and Allen Nelson, all of Campbellsville,

Five grandchildren,

Eleven great-grandchildren,

A special friend: Brian Caulk of Lexington,

And a host of other family and friends.

He was also preceded in death by five siblings: Pearl Sullivan, Ruth Nelson, Gladys Milby, Florence Curry, and Buckner Nelson.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Nelson on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Jim Collison will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Zion Cemetery, Maple Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Full military honors will be conducted by the Marion County Veteran’s Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 2, after 10:00 AM until time for the service.

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Doris Aliene (Herron) Rector, 79

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018

Doris Aliene Rector of Columbia, the daughter of the late Robert Leslie and Hazel Emma Campbell Herron, was born Thursday, December 22, 1939 in Campbellsville and departed this life on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Lexington at the UK Medical Center. She was 79 years, 4 months and 5 days of age.
She had made a profession of Faith in Christ and was of the Pentecostal Faith. She enjoyed reading the Bible and spending time with family and friends and was a homemaker.
She united in marriage to John Wesley “JW” Rector, who preceded her in death. Besides her father she was preceded in death by a son: Robert Hunt; five brothers: Bill Herron, Roy Herron, Larry Herron, Danny Herron and James Robert Herron and two sisters: Mary Lou Langelier and Shirley O’Banion.
Survivors include: Survivors include a son: Stephen Hunt and wife Marcia of Sullivan, Indiana; six sisters: Helen South of Indiana, Brenda Forshier, Barbara Gastent and JoAnn Alexander, all of Illinois, Janet JeRue and Linda Gaskins, both of Columbia; three brothers: Jeffrey Herron of Columbia, Bobby Herron and Gene Herron both of Illinois and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Doris Aliene Rector will be Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville with burial to follow in the Brookside Cemetery.
Visitation after 10:30 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home.
Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the funeral expense fund, which can be made at the funeral home or online at www.lrpetty.com “How Can I Help Tab”

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Dale Rae Orberson Connor, 55

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018

Dale Rae (Orberson) Connor, the daughter of the late Clifton Ray and Gracie Maydell Followell Orberson, was born Wednesday, December 26, 1962 in Marion County and departed this life on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Greensburg at the Jane Todd Crawford Hospital after as the result of an automobile accident. She was 55 years, 3 months and 30 days of age.
She was an employee of Amazon in Campbellsville. She was a former employee of Fruit of the Loom for over 16 years and Park-Hannifan in Louisville and she was of the Christian Faith.
Dale enjoyed going to car races, especially NASCAR and loved being with her family and friends.
She leaves to cherish her memory: a daughter: Ashley Hill and husband Kash of Greensburg; two sisters: Donna Taylor and husband Chris and Mary Oder and companion Johnny Amburgey all of Campbellsville; her special friends: Carrie Parks and Bradley Jackson and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Besides her parents, Dale was preceded in death by a son: Brandon Wayne Gore.
A memorial service for Dale Rae (Orberson) Connor will be conducted Friday at 5:00 P.M. in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville. Bro. Leslie Jewell will be officiating.
Family requests visitation 2:00 P.M. Friday until time for service.

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Kay Delphine Hobbs, 82

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018

Kay Delphine Hobbs, the daughter of the late Ola and Bernice (Hood) Boston, was born Monday, November 11, 1935 in Canmer, KY, in Hart County, and departed this life on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Greenwood, Indiana at St. Francis Hospital. She was 82 years, 5 months and 10 days of age.
She was a caretaker for elderly women in her home for many years and was very active in church when her health allowed. She enjoyed reading, gardening and was a talented piano player and was of the Baptist Faith.
She leaves to cherish her memory: two sons and a daughter: Bill Kappus and Chuck Kappus, both of Indianapolis and Shelly Helmon and husband Pat of Louisville; two sisters and two brothers: Korine Whitley of Campbellsville, Charles Boston of Greenwood, Indiana, Kodelia Swears of Mt. Washington and Robert Boston of Campbellsville.
Also eight grandchildren: Steven Sorley (Megan), Laura Harland, Christopher Kappus (Stephanie), Matthew Kappus, Jacquelyn Kappus, Drew Helmon, Ian Helmon, Griffin Helmon; seven great-grandchildren: Alston Sorley, Conner Woodward, Paisley Sorley, Haven Sorley, Olivia Harland, Abigail Carter, Bodhi Kappus and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Hobbs was also preceded in death by four siblings: Kathryn Arvin, Kenneth Boston, Koretta Johnson and D.K. “Bud” Boston.
The funeral service for Kay Delphine Hobbs will be Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville with burial to follow in the Boston Cemetery in Green County. Bro. Robert Boston will be officiating.
Family requests visitation after 10:00 A.M. Sunday until time for the service at the funeral home.

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Charles “Charlie” Whitney, 40

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018

Mr. Charles Douglas Whitley of Campbellsville passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018, being 40 years, 6 months, and 6 days of age. He was the son of Terresa Malone, who survives. Mr. Whitley had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Christian faith. He had a big heart and loved helping his friends and family.

Besides his mother, he leaves to mourn his passing:

Four children: Christopher Whitley, Dustin Whitley, Cara Whitley, and Chase Whitley,

Three siblings: Stephanie Bryant of Arkansas, Mark Whitley of Campbellsville, and Kim Brim of Campbellsville,

And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other friends and family.

The family chose cremation. A memorial service will be announced and conducted at a later date.

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