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Edward R. “Ed” Gorin of Campbellsville, son of the late T.J. Gorin, Jr. and Hazel Robertson Gorin, was born August 25, 1948, in Green County, Kentucky. He departed this life at 12:43 P.M., Thursday, November 15, in Clarksville, Indiana at the Wedgewood Rehab and Nursing Facility. Age: 70
Ed loved the Lord and was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church in Black Gnat. He served as Deacon, Treasurer and Sunday School teacher of the adult men’s class.
Ed worked at Fruit of the Loom for twenty seven and one-half years. He also drove a school bus in Green County and worked in the cafeteria at Taylor County High School. He farmed and raised Black Angus cattle and was a member of the Taylor County Cattlemen’s Association. He enjoyed being out on the tractor and talking with the Lord. He also served as magistrate in the fifth district for sixteen years and served on many committees. Ed was a member of the Taylor County Board of Education and truly enjoyed serving the citizens of Taylor County.
He united in marriage to Rebecca Altman January 22, 1968. He is survived by one son, Edward W. Gorin and wife, Janet of Greensburg; one granddaughter, Aubrey Grace Gorin of Greensburg; one brother, Maurice W. Gorin and wife, Lois of Campbellsville; one sister-in-law, Betty Joe Kurcbaum and husband, Morrie of Boca Raton, Florida; one nephew, Brett Gorin of Elizabethtown; one niece, Amanda Mattingly of Lebanon; two great nephews and three great- nieces, and many other relatives and friends.
VISITATION: 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Saturday, November 17.2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 P.M., E.S.T., Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Dr. James E. Jones, Bro. Larry Rowell and Richard Phillips
BURIAL: Greensburg City Cemetery
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO BEECH GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH BUILDING FUND, GIDEON BIBLES OR KOSAIR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
Eva P. Smith of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Thomas Edward White and Clara Ida Wilson White, was born November 19, 1930 in Plainview, Texas. She died at 4:45 P.M., Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in Campbellsville. Age: 87
Eva professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Campbellsville Baptist Church.
She united in marriage to Bill Smith August 27, 1949.
Besides her husband, Bill Smith, she is survived by two sons and two daughters: Fred Smith and wife, Diane and Beth Caler and husband, David of Campbellsville, Dr. Edward Smith and wife, Sharon of South Carolina and Rita Isbell and husband, Robert of Texas; nine grandchildren: James Robert Isbell and wife Monica, Shane Smith, Sharon Smith, Zachary Smith and wife, Gina, Caleb Smith and wife, Hailey, Jacob Smith, Joshua Smith and wife, Kaitlyn, Hannah Smith Haslam and husband Pete, and Rachael Smith Lusco and husband, Brian; ten great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Sarah Smith and two brothers and two sisters: Paul White, William “Bill” White, Luna Pendleton and Eunice Baker.
A memorial will be scheduled at a later date.
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
Ruby Clark of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Willie Matt Dudgeon and Eva Mae Carroll Dudgeon, was born November 8, 1924 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died at 5:10 A.M., Sunday, November 11, 2018 in Campbellsville. Age: 94 Ruby professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Pitman Valley Baptist Church.
She was a homemaker and dairy farmer and was said to get more milk from her cows because she would sing to them. As a homemaker, she raised six sons and one daughter. Quilting was one of many things that Ruby would do to care for and show her love for her family. When wrapping up in one of her beautiful quilts, you not only feel the warmth she intended, but you can see the love she put into every stitch.
She united in marriage to Gordon Clark August 25, 1945 and he preceded her in death, June 4, 2006.
She is survived by one daughter and six sons and their spouses: Mary and Tommy Cox, Gerald and Janet Clark, Gordon Ray and Faye Clark, Tommy and Sharon Clark, Ricky and Ruthetta Clark, and Timmie and Karen Clark, all of Campbellsville and Donald and Brenda Clark of Corbin; ten grandchildren; eleven great- grandchildren; two step-great-grand-children;
two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law: Doug Clark and Laverne Sapp of Campbellsville and Buford Clark of Macon, Georgia; a special family friend, Jimmy Benningfield of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Angela Clark Davis and four sisters and two brothers: Lottie Lewis, Grace Parker, Gladys Barnett, Gay Walters, Robert “Bob” Dudgeon and Raymond Dudgeon.
VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Parrott &Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville By Bro. Dannie Nelson
BURIAL: Green River Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GREEN RIVER MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY OR GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
J. B. Crawley of Campbellsville, son of the late Dennis Wilmore Crawley and Isla May Hunt Crawley, was born November 30, 1920 in Taylor County, Kentucky. He died at 6:30 A.M., Thursday, November 8, 2018 in Hodgenville. Age: 97
He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon. J.B. also joined many missionary trips with the Baptist Mission Board to several areas of need in North America, South America, Europe and Africa.
As a civilian contracted with the United States Navy during World War II he taught radio and radar technology to the sailors, at this time he also developed many patents while with RCA and on his own.
J. B. was the builder and owner of multiple radio stations.
He was a 32nd degree Mason with the Pitman Mason Lodge #124 F & AM and a member of the Honorable Order of The Kentucky Colonels. He was a former President of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association and former President of the Kentucky Brotherhood. He obtained an Honorary Doctoral degree from Campbellsville University and had served as a Trustee there.
He united in marriage to Elizabeth Perkins December 21, 1941 and she preceded him in death October 26, 2003.
He is survived by one son and one daughter: James Bruce “Jimmy” Crawley, Jr. of Decatur, Alabama and Janie Killian and husband, Dr. Grant Killian of Lighthouse Point, Florida; two grandchildren: Bruce Crawley and wife, Kim and Michele Moore of Somerville, Alabama; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Samuel Crawley of Campbellsville; one sister-in-law, Laverne Crawley of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by one brother and two sisters: D. W. Crawley, Jr., Elizabeth Crawley England and Rebecca Beams.
VISITATION: 11:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M., Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 P.M., Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Dr. James E. Jones
ENTOMBMENT: Brookside Mausoleum
Rev. Otis C. Skaggs of Campbellsville, son of the late Willie R. Skaggs and Virgie Bell Skaggs, was born November 27, 1933 in Taylor County, Kentucky. He died at 7:30 A.M., Thursday, November 8, 2018 in Elizabethtown. Age: 84
He professed faith in Christ and was a member and former pastor of Grandview Baptist Church in Hardin County, Kentucky. Bro. Skaggs was called into the ministry in 1957 and ordained October 25, 1958. His first sermon was preached at Brush Creek Baptist Church September 15, 1957. He pastored for fifty-four years at several churches in Taylor, Green, Larue, Barren, Marion, Hardin, Casey and McCracken counties. While serving as pastor at Broadway Baptist Church in Paducah, he also ministered to over 1.5 million listeners across five states through radio and television programs. These daytime broadcasts were rated the number one listened in that area.
He studied the Bible over 111,000 hours, preached 7,789 sermons, officiated 367 funerals and baptized over 600 believers in Christ. He was a very talented pianist and organist and taught piano lessons for several years. He was the first bass singer for The Joymakers quartet from Greensburg. With no hesitation he would often play his banjo for the family’s entertainment. Bro. Skaggs was very well known for his teaching of the book of Revelation with great detail. He had a great love for his family, nature, gardening and homemade banana pudding. It could be said, that he was a very selfless person who never met a stranger Bro. Otis was a member of the Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonels and served on the Taylor County School Board from 1990 – 1994. He was a graduate of Campbellsville College and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He united in marriage to Shirley Hunt on August 8, 1953.
Besides his wife, Shirley Skaggs of Campbellsville, he is survived by one son and three daughters: Jeff Skaggs, Linda Johnson and spouse, Tony of Campbellsville, Jill Shofner of Greensburg and Lana Guill and husband, Keith of Paducah; seven grandchildren: Justin Welch, Brandon Skaggs and fiancé, Allie Larimore and Brittoni Metcalf and husband, Thomas of Campbellsville, Megan Houston of Jeffersonville, Indiana, Benji Guill and fiancé Tara Martin, Lisa Kidd and husband, Steve and Lexi Guill of Paducah, Kentucky; twelve great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; one sister, Mildred Kirtley of Montgomery, Illinois; two nieces and one nephew and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Doris Skaggs in infancy; two great-grandchildren: Elijah Metcalf and Raven Welch and a brother-in-law, Rob Kirtley.
VISITATION: 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M., Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:00 P.M., Monday, November 12, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Dr. Gary Ervin, Gordon Hash and Rev. Jerry Noe
BURIAL: Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Cemetery