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Avery Vinson, 61

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014

IMG_1232Mr. Avery Vinson of Campbellsville, Kentucky, formerly of North Carolina, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 after an illness. He was 61 years of age. Mr. Vinson professed faith in Christ; he was baptized in, and was a member of, the Toccoa Church of God in Toccoa, Georgia. After moving to Kentucky, he attended God’s Grace Church in Campbellsville. He was a former truck driver by trade. Mr. Vinson was a veteran of the armed forces and served his country honorably in the United States Army.

Mr. Vinson leaves to cherish his memory:
His wife: Mary Karen Vinson of Campbellsville,
Two sons: Dusty Lee Vinson of London, KY, and Steven Ansel Vinson and wife Jennifer of Apopka, FL,
Five brothers and sisters: Aleta Baker and husband Raymond of Otto, NC, Allen Vinson and wife Sandy, Archie Vinson, Amory Martin and wife Bethany, and Angie Taylor and husband Clinton, all of Clayton, GA,
And a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Steven Willis Vinson and Blanche (Ramey) Vinson McCarthy, and a toddler brother, Alvin Vinson.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Vinson conducted at the House of Hope (Tessentee) Church of God in Franklin, NC on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM. Bro. Robert Dryman and Bro. Greg Bartram will be officiating.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 16, from 5:00-8:00 PM at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville, and on Friday, October 17, from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in Franklin, NC.
Burial will be in the Lower Tessentee Church of God Cemetery in Franklin, NC.
The family requests expressions of sympathy be in the form of donations to the funeral expenses, and can be made at the funeral home.
Contact information for the Bryant-Grant Funeral Home in North Carolina can be found here.

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James Lawrence Mason, Sr, 34

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014

Mason - PicMr. James Lawrence Mason, Sr. of Campbellsville, passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the Taylor Regional Hospital after a sudden illness. He was 34 years of age. He was the son of Martha (Rakes) McFarland and the late James Ervin Mason, the husband to Mrs. Carrie (Garrett) Mason, and the loving dad and step-dad to 5 children. Mr. Mason worked on several local farms and was known for his strong work ethic. Camping and fishing with his family were a favorite pastime of his.

Mr. Mason leaves to mourn his passing:
His wife: Carrie (Garrett) Mason of Campbellsville,
Three children: Landon Lee Crews, Dennis Levi Mason, and James Lawrence Mason, Jr., all of Campbellsville,
Two step-children: Gabrielle Marie Wooley and Autumn Brooke Wooley, both of Campbellsville,
His mother: Martha (Rakes) McFarland of Liberty
One brother: Jimmy Lee Mason of Campbellsville,
One sister: Kasey Mason of Campbellsville,
Two step-brothers: Jason Jeffries and Daniel Jones, both of Campbellsville,
One step-sister: Natasha Robertson of Campbellsville,
His step-mother: Marsha Rakes of Campbellsville,
His step-father: Jeffery McFarland of Liberty,
Special friends: Dr. Harold Wilkerson and Charles Tucker, both of Campbellsville, and Donnie Shuffett of Elkhorn,
And several other extended family and friends.

A funeral service for Mr. Mason will be conducted at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd., Campbellsville, KY 42718, on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM. Pres. Raymond Burguss will be officiating.
The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00 AM until time for the service.
Burial will be in the Whited Cemetery in Casey County.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials take the form of donations to the funeral expenses, and can be made at the funeral home.
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Lanora Judd Johnson, 79

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014

Johnson PIC Mrs. Lanora (Judd) Johnson was born in Green County, Kentucky on August 15, 1935 to the marriage of Flym Jackson and Mattie Pearl Judd. She passed from this life on Monday, October 6, 2014 in Campbellsville. She was the cherished wife of Richard “R.D.” Johnson, who survives. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Liberty Separate Church in Greensburg, and also attended the Campbellsville Baptist Church. She worked 25 years at the Fruit of the Loom plant in Campbellsville, but her passion was farming. When she wasn’t cooking or taking care of her home, she was often seen driving her tractor around the family farm.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Johnson is survived by:
One brother: Gene Judd and wife Sarah of Greensburg,
One sister: Laverne Brooks and husband Jerry of Munfordville,
Two nieces: Jerynita Tennyson and husband Gary, and Joyneta Wilkerson and husband Freddy Joe,
Special friends: Nadine Curry, Roger Lee Beams, Jimmy Bault, and Bobby Kirtley, all of Campbellsville,
And a host of other extended family and friends.

There will be a funeral service for Mrs. Lanora (Judd) Johnson conducted at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd., Campbellsville, KY 42718 on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST (1:00 PM CST). Bro. Freddie Thompson will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Brookside Cemetery in Campbellsville.
The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 8, from 11:00 AM until time for the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials take the form of donations to the Gideon Bibles, and can be made at the funeral home.

Mrs. Johnson will be carried to her final resting place by Roger Lee Beams, Jimmy Bault, Ralph Hedgespeth, Bobby Kirtley, David Bell, Keith Stillwell, and Jimmie Webster.

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Lawrence DeWayne Skaggs, 50

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014

Skaggs pic Mr. Lawrence DeWayne Skaggs of Shepherdsville, formerly of Campbellsville, passed away at the Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. He was 50 years, 3 months, and 18 days of age. He was the son of Lucy Helen (Shofner) Skaggs of Campbellsville and the late Ernest Skaggs, Jr.
Mr. Skaggs worked several years in the janitorial services industry. He professed faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith.

Besides his mother, Mr. Skaggs is survived by:
One son: Timothy Edwards of Louisville,
Eleven siblings: Joyce Cole and husband Ken of Louisville, Mary Bright and husband Tony of Campbellsville, Eyvonee Skaggs of Mt. Washington, Garry Skaggs and wife Diane of Raywick, David Skaggs and companion Pam of Campbellsville, Annette Bolin and husband Steve of Campbellsville, Robert Skaggs and wife Barbara of Campbellsville, John Wesley Skaggs of Bardstown, Tammy Morgan and husband Gary of Eubank, Jerrit Skaggs and wife Teresa of Campbellsville, and Julie Ann Yates and husband Robert of Lebanon,
And a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Skaggs, Jr., and a brother, Ronald Lee Skaggs.

There will be a funeral service for Mr. Skaggs held at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1765 New Columbia Rd., Campbellsville, KY 42718 on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM. The Rev. Ronda Arnett will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Zion Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Saturday, October 4, from 11:00 AM until time for the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the funeral expenses and can be made at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Garry Skaggs, David Skaggs, Robert Skaggs, John Wesley Skaggs, Jerrit Skaggs, and Gary Morgan.

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Helen Lee Dotson, 60

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014

Dotson - Pic Mrs. Helen Lee (Haynes) Dotson was born in Green County on November 29, 1953 to the union of William Haynes and Beatrice (Haydon) Haynes, and passed from this life on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at her home in Campbellsville. She was 60 years, 9 months, and 23 days of age. She was a homemaker, a cherished wife, and a proud and loving mother and grandmother. She had recently celebrated her fortieth wedding anniversary with her husband, John Dotson, who survives.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Dotson is survived by:
Three children: Henry Dotson of Campbellsville, Joe Dotson and wife Rachel of Glasgow, and Jessica Volbrecht and husband Michael of Campbellsville,
Five siblings: William Haynes and wife LaVaughn of Greensburg, Lena Stilts of Sonora, Sue King of Greensburg, Mary Jones of Donansburg, and Allen Haynes and wife Bontina of Hart County,
Eight grandchildren: Hollie Dotson, Alexis Dotson, Amanda Dotson, C.J. Adams, Elijah Adams, Jada Veach, Jessie Dotson, and Sean Volbrecht,
And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Helen Lee (Haynes) Dotson conducted at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1765 New Columbia Rd., Campbellsville, KY 42718, on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST. Interment will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery in Green County. Dr. Wesley Paul will be officiating.
The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 24, from 10:00 AM EST until time for the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials take the form of donations to the funeral expenses and can be made at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Junior Hubbard, Dale Price, Waylon Atwood, Donnie Dotson, Michael House, Anthony Chestine, Robert Dotson, and James “Peanut” Wilson.

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