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Mr. William Robert “Billy” Abell was born in Marion County, Kentucky on September 15, 1934 into the marriage of Conrad and Georgie (Murphy) Abell. He departed this life on Friday, November 21, 2014 in Campbellsville having attained the age of 80 years, 2 months, and 6 days. Mr. Abell was married to Mrs. Wilma (Hicks) Abell, who preceded in death. He had a strong work ethic, and was a carpenter and mechanic by trade. Mr. Abell professed faith in Christ, and was a member of the White’s Ridge Baptist Church.
He leaves to cherish his memory:
One daughter: Debbie Graham and husband Rick of Campbellsville,
Two sons: Billy Abell and wife Rebecca of Springfield, and Robbie Abell and wife Connie Jo of Elizabethtown,
Three sisters: Jean Lanham of Lebanon, Pearly Singleton of Parksville, and Gertrude Lane of Stanford,
Nine grandchildren: Jason Keltner, Derrick Keltner, Ricky Graham, Robin Fox, Tonya Abell, Billy Lee Abell, Amanda Burnside, Rebecca Martin, and Mack Abell,
And a host of other relatives and friends.
Besides his wife and parents, Mr. Abell was preceded in death by two daughters, Barbara Jean Miller and Diane Corbia.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Abell conducted at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1765 New Columbia Rd., Campbellsville, KY 42718 on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Bro. Blake Jessie will be officiating. Interment will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, November 24, from 5:00-8:00 PM.
Mr. Ronald Clayton “Ronnie” Holstin of Greensburg, passed away on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the T.J. Samson Hospital in Glasgow. He was 65 years of age. Mr. Holstin was the son of Dorothy Mae (McKinney) Parson and the late Delma Ray Jenkins. He was a truck driver and welder by trade. Mr. Holstin professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Latter Day Saints of Sulphur Well.
Mr. Holstin leaves to mourn his passing:
A wife: Eva (Meadows) Holstin of Greensburg,
One son: Jeremy Holstin of Campbellsville,
His mother and step-father: Dorothy Mae and Wayne Parson of Campbellsville
Two sisters: Shelia Bradshaw and husband Ralph of Summersville, and Rita Thompson and husband DeWayne of Hodgenville,
Four grandchildren: Cieara Blakeman, Corey Davis, Seth Shofner, and Caylee Shofner, all of Campbellsville,
Special friend: Lori Keltner of Campbellsville,
And a host of other family and friends.
Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lucian and Mayme McKinney, and a step-brother, Timothy Parson.
There will be a funeral service for Mr. Holstin at 2:00 PM EST (1:00 PM CST) on Monday, November 17, 2014 at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY 42718. Bro. Danny Baldwin will be officiating.
The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Monday, November 17, from 10:00 AM EST (9:00 AM CST) until time for the service.
Interment will follow at the Bethlehem Cemetery in Green County.
Pallbearers are Keith Mann, Ralph Bradshaw, DeWayne Thompson, Brian Bradshaw, Maurice Wright, Jerry Bagby, and Mark Wright.
Tommy Ray Clark 1943 – 2014
Tommy Ray Clark, died November 13, 2014 at home after a long illness. Born July 20, 1941, he was the son of the late Clarance and Eileen Clark of Shattuck, Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Judy of Campbellsville, daughter and son-in-law Ruthe and Todd Marsh of Linwood, North Carolina, son and daughter –in-law Andrew and Jennifer Clark, of Campbellsville, Kentucky, and son Franklin Clark of Cadiz, Kentucky. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Gabriel and Cailet Clark of Campbellsville and Elizabeth Marsh of Linwood, North Carolina, his sister and brother-in-law Carolyn and Olen Bonner of Bastrop, Texas, and many relatives and friends.
Tommy professed faith in Christ at age 12 and was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for many years. He held the Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Art from Southwestern State College, Weatherford, Oklahoma, the Master of Arts in Fine Arts from Northwestern State University of Natchitoches, Louisiana, and the Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art from Vermont College of Montpelier, Vermont. Professor Emeritus of Campbellsville University, he taught art for 38 years.
Tommy’s faith in God and his family were always his priorities, and Judy used to say that Tommy had two loves: art and her, and she wasn’t always sure whether she was first or not. He loved taking his children and grandchildren to the zoo, camping with Boy Scouts, planning and sculpting original birthday cakes for his children’s birthdays, coming up with off the wall Halloween costumes, and sitting with a grandchild in his lap and drawing “pictures made to order”.
He spent hours inside and outside of the classroom working with students, sharing his talent and knowledge with them. He regularly exhibited in art exhibits, was a juried member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, and the Kentucky Crafts Marketing Program.
His preferred medium was clay, creating both wheel and hand sculpted works. He also worked in watercolor, and occasionally created one-of-a-kind special occasion cards for individuals which featured a caricature of the honored recipient. He painted a mural on a wall at Taylor County Rescue Squad, helped plan the layout for the “Journey to Easter” pageant at Campbellsville Baptist Church, created personalized mugs for many new faculty and employees at Campbellsville College, and many other works.
This quotation really describes Tommy: “A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.” Louis Nizer
There will be a memorial service to honor the life of Mr. Clark at 2:00 PM on Monday, November 24, 2014 at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service chapel. Dr. Robert L. Doty, Dr. Gordon Weddle, and Dr. Robert Street will be officiating. Dr. Wesley Paul will provide songs.
The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Sunday, November 23, from 5:00-8:00 PM, and on Monday, November 24, from 1:00 PM until time for the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials take the form of donations to the Art Department at Campbellsville University, and can be made at the funeral home.
Julia Bianco Panicci, age 66 of Lebanon, KY, the daughter of the late Carmen and Letha Brown Bianco, passed away on Wednesday in Lebanon at her home.
She was a Beautician and owner of a beauty salon.
Survivors include her husband: Louis Panicci of Lebanon.
Two brothers: Carmen Bianco and wife Sue of Mississippi and Joseph Bianco of Lebanon.
A sister: Lynn Rivera and husband Ruben of Tennessee and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
A memorial service for Julia Bianco Panicci, will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 P.M. at the Abundant Life assembly of God Church in Lebanon.
Family will receive visitors after 2:00 P.M. on Saturday.
L.R. Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Campbellsville in charge of arrangements.
Mr. George Robert Vetter of Campbellsville, a veteran of the United States Army and the Kentucky National Guard, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Lexington surrounded by his family. He was 74 years, 4 months, and 16 days of age. He was the son of the late George Charles and Linny Mae (Carter) Vetter. Mr. Vetter was an employee at the former Parker-Kalon factory and was a farmer. He professed faith in Christ and was a member of South Campbellsville Baptist Church.
Mr. Vetter leaves to mourn his passing:
His wife: Judy (Bishop) Vetter of Campbellsville
Two daughters: Lisa Hoosier and husband Daniel, and Tracy Morgan and husband Tommy, all of Campbellsville,
One step-son: Terry Joe King of Mannsville,
One brother: Randall Vetter of Campbellsville,
One step-sister: Darlene Gumm of Summersville,
And a host of other family and friends.
Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Rex Vetter.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Vetter conducted on Monday, October, 20, 2014 at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY 42718 at 11:00 AM.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 AM until time for the service.
Interment will follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Cemeter with military honors.
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