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Donald “Don” Swafford, age 79

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018

Donald Ray “Don” Swafford, age 79, of Campbellsville, died on Sunday, September 19, 2018 at his home after an extended illness.

Donald was born in Taylor County on May 12, 1939, the son of the late Paul Albert and Dollie Kearny Swafford.  He loved camping, dirt track racing and spending time with his family, especially his grandsons.   He was a sign artist and was the owner of Swafford Sign Company, a member of the Greensburg Masonic Lodge #54 and a Kentucky Colonel.    He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Robinson Creek Baptist Church.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two of his siblings, Rural Clyde Swafford and Wanda Shephard.

Donald married Norma Jean Berry Swafford on May 15, 1959, who survives.   To this union were born two children who also survive, a son Walter Ray Swafford and his wife Wanda and a daughter Donna Jean Swafford both of Campbellsville.   Also surviving are three grandsons, Chase Swafford, Spencer Swafford and Reece Swafford of Campbellsville, three brothers, William Swafford of Campbellsville, Jimmy Swafford of Winchester, Albert Swafford of Tennessee and special friend John Gill of Mitchell Indiana, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

The funeral service for Donald Ray “Don” Swafford will be on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.  at Robinson Creek Baptist Church with Bro. Jim Collison and Bro. Brian Rafferty officiating.  Burial will follow in Greensburg Cemetery with casket bearers being Billy DeSpain, Jason Ford, Tommy Hughes, John Gill, David Raikes, David Young, Shorty Newton and Gerald Newton.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 and 8:00 a.m. to  11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Robinson Creek Baptist Church.

Memorial Contributions are suggested to be Gideon Bibles and may be made at Robinson Creek Baptist Church.

Hinton-Turner Funeral Home in Paris, Kentucky is in charge of arrangements.

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Jeanette Conner

Posted by on Jul 24, 2018

Jeanette Jones Conner, age 83 years, 7 months and 22 days of age, died on Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Louisville after an extended illness.

She was born in Lee County, Virginia the daughter of the late Luster and Georgia Jessee Jones.    Her beloved husband, Sam Conner, whom she married on August 3, 1966, preceded her in death on September 4, 2003.     Also preceding her in death were three sisters, Wanda Jones, Ethel Jean Story and Clarietta Davis, two brothers, Lester Jones Jr., and Kenneth Jones as well as a step-daughter, Wanda Rodgers.

Until her health began to fail, Jeanette was often found in her yard working on her flowers of many types, but her roses were her favorite.   Her gift of hospitality was enjoyed by many who were so often invited into her home for a lady’s brunch or an elegant dinner.    Jeanette had acquired her Master’s Degree in Education as well as an Education Specialist Degree from Western Kentucky University after having acquired her Bachelor’s Degree from Campbellsville University.   She was a member of the International Reading Association and served as a Board member for both the Kentucky IRA and Adanta.  She was very active in her community having been a member of Campbellsville Women’s Club, Campbellsville American Association of University Women, Business and Professional Women’s Club, Campbellsville Rotary Club, Taylor Regional Hospital Auxiliary, International Platform Association, Kentucky Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Alliance of Multiage Educators, Society for Developmental Education-Kentucky Education Association and Taylor County Education Association.     She was Who’s Who in the American Education, American Women, South and South West, Business and Professional Women and Who’s Who in America and World’s Who’s Who of Women and a member of Phi Delta Kappa.    Jeanette was a delegate for the 20th Biennial Early Childhood Conference in Perth, Australia in 1994 sponsored by the Citizens Ambassador Program of People to People International and International Educators Conference in China in 1999.   One of her greatest joys in life came in teaching children in the local school system prior to her retirement.

She had made a profession of faith and was a long-standing member of Campbellsville Baptist Church where she taught a ladies Sunday School Class for many years and greeted all those that arrived with a smile and a word of encouragement.

Surviving is a sister, Floretta Green and her husband Michael of Pennington Gap, Virginia as well as two brothers, David Lane Jones of Wise, Virginia and Nathan Jones and his wife Linda of Big Stone, Virginia. Also surviving is Jessica Jones, Timothy Jones and Thomasena Jones as well as special nieces Tamara and Jamie Davis, other nieces, nephews, cousins and family members as well as countless friends including special long-time friends, Wilma Gaddie, Pat Ewing and Daryl and Sharon Berry.

The funeral service for Jeanette Jones Conner will be held Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Campbellsville Baptist Church with Bro. Brad Lauer officiating.    Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Glenwood Cemetery in Powell, TN with pallbearers being Nathan Jones, Tim Jones, Jason Story, Shane Story and Brandon Story.  The family request visitation from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Thursday prior to the service.

Expressions of sympathy are requested to be to the Harvest Free Will Baptist Child Care Ministries of Lee County, Virginia or Gideon Bibles and may be made during visitation hours at the church.

Hinton-Turner Funeral Home in Paris, Kentucky is in charge of arrangements.

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Susan Wethington, age 67

Posted by on May 30, 2018

Susan Marie Wethington, 67 years, 6 months, 13 days of age, died Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

Susan was Born on November 16, 1950 in Barberton Ohio the daughter of the late Jose’ Torrez and Mary Flaker.  Besides her parents she was preceded in death by four sisters-in-law, Martha Greer, Pat Propes, Francis Cox and Mary Clements, and four brothers-in-law, Charles Wethington, Gordon Wethington, James Wethington and Jerry Wethington.

She was married to William Devello “Dean” Wethington, and she worked in the restaurant business.  She enjoyed music, soap operas and westerns, and she also liked to travel.  She was of the Baptist faith.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, James Allen Fox and Jeffrey Lynn Wethington, both of Campbellsville. Also surviving are two brothers, Joseph Torrez of Akron, OH and Ricky Torrez of Canton, OH, two Sisters, Stephanie Arndt and Husband Jeffrey of Lancaster OH, and Maria Potts and Husband John of Akron, OH. Also surviving is one grandchild, James Dean Fox, three brothers-in-law, Tom Wethington and wife Nina and Michael Wethington all of Campbellsville, and Joe Wethington of Liberty, two sisters-in-law, Charlotte Tungate of Campbellsville and Betty Stewart of Harlan County.

The funeral service for Susan Marie Wethington will be held on Friday, June 1st at 11:00 at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home with burial will follow in the St. Bernard Church Cemetery.

The family request visitation on Thursday evening, May 31, 2018 between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

For online condolences please visit: https://lyondewittberry.com/tribute/details/1210/Susan-Wethington/obituary.html#tribute-start

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Marian Clair Parker, age 77

Posted by on May 22, 2018

Marian Clair Parker, 77 years, 6 months, 12 days of age, died Monday, May 21, 2018 at Baptist Medical Center South in Jacksonville, Florida.

Marian was born in Jacksonville, Florida on November 9, 1940 the daughter of the late James Edward, Sr. and June Della Richardson Weeks.  Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia Henderson, three brothers-in-law, Harlin Parker, Allen Parker and Howie Hodgson and two sisters-in-law, Iona White and Denise Weeks.

She married Ronald Evan Parker and they would have celebrated their 42nd Wedding Anniversary on July 10th of this year.     She was a talented artist, loved helping the needy, loved to fish and play golf and never met a stranger.    Prior to retiring she had worked as an Administrative Assistant and was of the Catholic faith.

Besides her husband Ron, she is survived by six children, a son Christopher Johnson and companion Jamie, and son Matthew Johnson, both of Jacksonville, a daughter Catherine Doty and husband David of Bucks County, PA, a daughter, Shannon Agosta and husband Craig of Mt. Holly, NC, a son Kevin Parker of Mannsville, and a son Anthony Parker and wife Jessica of Whidbey Island, WA.   Also surviving are her siblings, Jackie Hodgson of Green Cove, FL, Debbie Wiggins and husband Jeff of Jacksonville, Jim Weeks and wife Jane of Easley, SC, a brother-in-law, Johnnie Parker and wife Regina of Elk Horn, four sisters-in-law, Burma Wheeler, Betty Parker and Gerrie Parker all of Campbellsville and Patsy Riggs of Chicago, IL.   Also surviving are nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 25th at 11:00 at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home with The Rev. Fr. Saju Vadakumpadan officiating with Rev. Clay Wheeler assisting.   Burial will follow in the Green River Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery with bearers being Stephanie Francis, Mary Wheeler, Johnnie Lewis Parker, Bill Logan Parker, Chris Parker and Brian Tucker.

The family request visitation on Thursday evening, May 24, 2018 between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.


For online condolences please visit: https://lyondewittberry.com/tribute/details/1209/Marian-Parker/obituary.html#tribute-start

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Florice Larimore, age 95

Posted by on May 1, 2018

Florice M. Larimore, 95 years, 7 months and 16 days of age, of the Black Gnat Community, died Monday, April 30, 2018 at Campbellsville Nursing and Rehab Center.

Florice was born on September 14, 1922 in Green County, the daughter of the late Samuel G. and Mary Sweeney Mears.    Also preceding her in death was her husband Harold H. “Buck” Larimore and her one and only son Michael Lee Larimore.

She spent many years prior to her retirement as a seamstress for Fruit of the Loom.  She had made a profession of faith and was a long-standing member of Beech Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Diane Larimore Troy of Campbellsville, two granddaughters, Michela Larimore of Campbellsville and Leslie Larimore of Loganville, Georgia and a grandson by love, Harold Richard “P.J.” Troy of Campbellsville.    Also surviving are three great grandsons, Christopher Larimore, James “Sid” Larimore, Aleks Larimore, all of Georgia and one great granddaughter, Mackenzie Larimore of Campbellsville.

The service for Florice M. Larimore will be at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Lyon- DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Rowell officiating.    Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery.

The family request visitation between the hours of 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday May 6, 2018 at Lyon- DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy are requested to be donations to Downs Syndrome of South Central Kentucky and may be made at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

For online condolences please visit:  http://lyondewittberry.com/tribute/details/1208/Florice-Larimore/obituary.html#tribute-start

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