Gilbert “Judge” Burton, of Campbellsville, the son of Coliver Ray Burton and Lucille (Turpin) Dishon, was born April 19, 1945 in Hamilton, OH and departed this life on Monday, June 27, 2022 in Greensburg at the Green Hill Manor Nursing Home. He was 77 years of age.
He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Spurlington United Methodist Church and was a former salesman at Alex Montgomery Chevrolet in Campbellsville.
He was a Veteran, having served in the United States Air force.
He played basketball for University of Tennessee and was an avid golfer.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters: Martina Jenkins and Joy Davidson and two great-grandchildren: Isaiah Glover and Evie Glover.
Survivors include his wife Ruth Ann (Harrison) Burton of Campbellsville; his children: Kelly Kathlina and husband Tim of Indiana, Kevin Burton of Barbourville, Angie Mills and husband Tim, Stephanie Thomas and Wesley Thomas all of Campbellsville; three sisters: Sheila Young and husband Ronnie of Corbin, Kathy Dickey and husband James of Nicholasville and Lynne Carter and husband Curtis of Lexington; a brother: Charles “Jeep” Burton of Somerset.
Also surviving are his grandchildren: Austin and Chase Kathlina; Grayson Burton, Alex Thomas and Raychel, Whitney Pyles and Wes, Timmy Mills and Abby Thomas; his great-grandchildren: Piper and Norah Glover, Landen, Zeke and Eli Thomas and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Gilbert “Judge” Burton will be Friday, July 1, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home (Campbellsville Chapel) with cremation to follow.
Bro. Robert Morris will be officiating.
Visitation after 10:00 A.M. on Friday until time for the service
George Robert Wilson of Campbellsville, the son of the late Fleece and Catherine (Shipp) Wilson was born October 29, 1936 in Indianapolis, Indiana and departed this life on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 in Lebanon at the Springview Hospital. He was 85 years of age.
He was a former employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville, having retired after 46 years and was of the Baptist Faith.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and UK Basketball.
George joined the Taylor County Fire Department in 1967, and in 1970 he became Chief of the department. He held that office until retiring in 2021 and held the office of DES/EM Director also for over fifty years.
In 2017 a new facility was built on Greensburg Road and was dedicated in the honor of Mr. Wilson.
George helped build the old firehouse downtown; he solicited money from businesses and the general public and organized volunteers to erect the structure.
George was instrumental with many other parts with the fire department, including starting the membership dues fund which help offset operating expenses, securing funding for PPE, fire trucks, equipment, and the new fire house, and worked tirelessly during each Crusade for Children and the annual pancake breakfasts.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter: Sondra Harris; two brothers: David Wilson and Charles Lester Wilson; and a great-grandchild.
Survivors include his wife: Linda (Cravens) Wilson; his children: Dewayne (Terry Lile) Wilson, Brent (Bobbie) Irwin, Cathy Wilson all of Campbellsville, Velisa King of Alabama, Georgeanna Grant of Harrodsburg, Bridget (Nate Johnson) York of Bowling Green and
Robin (Brandon) Lewis of Columbia; a sister: Lillie Ann Whitaker of Campbellsville.
Also surviving are his grandchildren: Jessica Loveland, Malissa (Justin Graves) Clemons, Lane Irwin, Ethan Irwin, Ethan Irwin, Autumn Key, Curtis Wade Key, Channing (Josh) Wall, Shelby Grant, Landon Irwin, Melody Irwin, Madilynn Grant, Tabitha Grant, Logan Cook, Sarah Cook, Kelsay Cook, Roslin (Josh) Smith, Morgan Spoon, Bodie Lewis, Dustin Ivie, Jake Grider and Ashley Smith and thirteen great-grandchildren.
The funeral service for George Robert Wilson will be Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home with entombment in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens with fireman honors at the conclusion.
Bro. Ronnie Dooley, Bro. Dan Durham and Bro. Sheldon Stephens will be officiating.
Family requests visitation from 5-8 PM on Saturday and after 7:00 A.M. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Taylor County Fire Department and can be made at the funeral home.
Nadean Willis of Campbellsville, daughter of the late E.W. Quinn and Bonnie Hazel Davis Quinn, was born March 11, 1937 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died at 10:58 A.M., Saturday, June 25, 2022 in Louisville. Age: 85
She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Green River Memorial Baptist Church.
Nadean was a very loving person, especially with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Spending time with her family was her greatest passion. Nadean also loved her animals very much.
She united in marriage to Dean Willis and he preceded her in death August 21, 2010.
Nadean is survived by one son and one daughter: Mark Willis and wife, Shirley of Allensville and Julie Smith and husband, David of Campbellsville; three grandchildren: Kyle Smith and wife, Robin, Scarlett Willis and Cody Smith; two great-grandchildren: Robby Smith and Kyler Smith; two sisters: Lura Glidewell and Jean French; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Quinn.
VISITATON: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Pastor Jamie Bennett and Pastor Myren Howard
BURIAL: Green River Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery
IN ADDITION TO FLOWERS, EXPPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY
ARE REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES
AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
LaVerne Rhodes of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Omer Williams and Willard Logan Williams, was born February 21, 1936 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died Friday, June 24, 2022 in Campbellsville. Age: 86
LaVerne was a Christian woman and was baptized in Green River when she was eleven. As a child, she joined Pikes Ridge Baptist Church and later joined Green River Memorial Baptist Church where she remained a member until the time of her passing.
LaVerne worked for four years at the ASC office, Union Underwear for twenty years, Kentucky Governor Louie B. Nunn Safety Department and worked her last eight years before retirement in the office of the Taylor County High School.
She united in marriage to Walter D. Rhodes April 4, 1969.
Besides her husband, Walter Rhodes of Campbellsville, LaVerne is survived by fourteen nieces and nephews: Patricia Pierce, Richard Williams, Judy McCormack, Ronnie Hearon, Diana Gordon, Sheila Walsh, Ronda Maxwell, Peggy Strawder, Donna Harlow, Randy McCubbin, Greg McCubbin, John McCubbin, Butch Shive and Doug Shive; several great and great-great-nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by five siblings: Christine Shive, Barbara Hearon, John Richard Williams, Geneva McCubbin and Golden Williams and one niece, Lana Martin.
VISITATION: 5:00- 8:00 P.M., Monday, June 27th at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey
Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev. Don Gowin and Pastor Myren Howard
ENTOMBMENT: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES, GREEN RIVER MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH OR GREEN RIVER MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
Brandon Ray Little, 42, of Liberty, Kentucky, son of Leonard Arthur Little Sr., and Sandra Thichava Little, of Liberty, was born November 13th, 1980, in Canton, Illinois, and departed this life on June 20th, 2022.
He professed his faith in Christ and was of the Baptist Faith and attended Mt. Salem Baptist Church. Brandon enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a loving son, brother, boyfriend, and friend.
Besides his parents Brandon is survived by:
Two brothers: Kevin Timothy Little, and his wife, Tonia, of Liberty; and Leonard Arthur Little Jr, of Liberty.
Direct cremation was chosen by the family. Auberry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The staff of Auberry Funeral Home would like to thank the family for entrusting us with the care and arrangements of Mr. Brandon Little at our funeral home. May God bless you during this difficult time.
Leonard “Jam Up” McDonald of Campbellsville, son of the late James Garland McDonald and Lucille Graham McDonald, was born May 4, 1937 in Adair County, Kentucky. He died at 10:45 P.M., Monday, June 20, 2022 in Campbellsville. Age: 85
He professed faith in Christ and attended Campbellsville Separate Baptist Church.
Leonard was a retired knitting room employee of Fruit of the Loom after some forty years of service.
He loved NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Dale, Sr. and Kevin Harvick. He also enjoyed taking care of his car and his yard.
Leonard united in marriage to Joyce N. Farmer August 23, 1958 and she preceded him in death September 13, 2007.
He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Lea Ann and Steve Benningfield of Campbellsville; three grandchildren: Jonathan Wilson and wife, Nancy and Jacob Vaughn of Campbellsville and Jessica Adkins of Louisville; five step-grandchildren: Stephanie Skaggs, Craig Benningfield and wife, Bridgette, Steve Benningfield, Jr., Syndie Benningfield and Stacey Meredith and husband, Drew; several great-grandchildren; one brother and one sister: Larry McDonald and wife, Linda of Concord, North Carolina and Linda Johnson of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Friday, June 24, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Bro. Arnold Sprowles and Bro. Raymond Atwood
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
Mr. Earl Ray Sims of Campbellsville, formerly of Princeton, was born in Caldwell County on June 21, 1954 to the late Raymond Ray and Marie Gladis (Lantrip) Sims. He departed this life on Friday, June 17, 2022 at the Rex Robley VA Medical Center, having attained the age of 67 years, 11 months, and 27 days. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Carrying the Torch Ministries. Mr. Sims was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served his country honorably in the United States Air Force. He was a former detective for the Ft. Walton, Florida Police Department, but was best known for his work as an insurance salesman after his return to Princeton.
He leaves to cherish his memory:
His wife: Cassie (Arnold) Sims of Campbellsville,
Five children: Patrick Sims of Princeton, Michael Sims and husband Bill Rastain of Crystal Lake, IL, Jason Sims and wife Shawntell of Cedar Bluff, VA, David Sims and wife Robin of Campbellsville, and Blake Hoots of Louisville,
Two siblings: Cathy Wells of Nebo, and Richard Sims of Princeton,
And a host of extended family and friends.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Sims on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Pastor James Glenn McInteer will officiate. Interment will follow in the Lebanon National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 5:00-8:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to Carrying the Torch Ministries, 415 Wain St, Columbia, KY 42728.
Ruth Kilby Van Cleave of Campbellsville, KY and Boulder, CO, the daughter of Robert E. Lee and Lou Vada (Wethington) Kilby, was born and raised in the Acton Community of Taylor County. She passed away peacefully in her sleep from natural causes on June 17, 2022 with her husband, daughter, and son-in-law at her home in Campbellsville. She was 86 years of age.
After graduating from Taylor County High School, Ruth met and married George William “Bill” Van Cleave, who soon joined the Army. Ruth traveled with her husband around the country while he was in the military and later when he was an engineer with IBM. Ruth and Bill went on to have two children, Vicki and Michael. Ruth loved to travel and explore new places. She met friends everywhere she went. When IBM moved her husband to Boulder, she fell in love with Colorado and felt she had found her “home”. She stayed in Colorado for 42 years, and split time between Boulder and Campbellsville for 22 years.
Ruth was a lover of genealogy, fishing, crafting, sewing, landscaping, and staying busy with her hands. She regularly played Bridge, Gin Rummy and Scrabble. She was dedicated to helping children in need by sewing and donating clothes and toys.
Besides her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 4 brothers, Naomi Jones, Leona Pike, Ella Wagner, Elza, Troy, Roy, and Howard Kilby; her son, Michael Van Cleave in 2019; and her great granddaughter, Mia Miller in 2014.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, George William “Bill” Van Cleave; her sister, Herlene Kilby; her daughter Dr. Vicki Van Cleave-Lawrence (Stanley); 6 grandchildren (Andee, Nicole, Nick, Italo, Scott and Dale); 2 great grandchildren (Sage & Xander); her caregiver: Betty Smith and many other relatives and friends.
Services for Ruth Kilby Van Cleave will be at:
L.R. Petty Funeral Home – Acton-Mannsville Chapel
250 Wooleyville Road, Campbellsville, KY
Saturday, June 25, 2022 – Funeral: 11:00 A.M.
Visitation: 9:00-11:00 A.M.
Entombment will be in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Monday, June 27, 2022 at 11:00 A.M.
Masks are suggested and will only be required if Covid-19 levels are high in Taylor County.
Kilby Family Reunion at the Acton Campground following services.
George Morris of Campbellsville, son of the late Rollin Orbia Morris and Clara Neat Morris was born August 11, 1930 in Middletown, Ohio. He died at 11:00 P.M., Friday, June 17, 2022 in Campbellsville. Age: 91
He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon.
George was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served his country honorably in the United States Army.
He was a retired employee of Kentucky Utilities after some thirty years of service.
He was an avid fisherman.
George united in marriage to Patricia Reynolds July 16, 1951.
Besides his wife, Pat Morris of Campbellsville, he is survived by two daughters: Sharon Lee and husband, Henry and Janet Deener and husband, John of Campbellsville; three grandchildren: Richard Scott Deener of Campbellsville, Marsha Deener Warren and husband, Eric of Richmond and Corey Lee Shultz and husband, Tanner of Lexington; four great-grandchildren: Ethan Warren, Eli Warren, Evie Warren and Henry Shultz; two brothers: Orbie Rollin Morris and wife, Nancy of Louisville and Robert “Bobby” Morris and wife, Polly of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by one sister and brother-in-law: Dolores and Gene Money.
VISITATION: 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:00 P.M., Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Dr. Dwayne Norman and Dr. James Jones
BURIAL: Brookside Cemetery
EXRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
Ann Wethington McFarland of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Emanuel Wethington and Lorena May Gabehart Wethington, was born August 9, 1935 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died at 5:55 P.M., Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Campbellsville. Age: 86
She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
Ann was co-owner and operator with her husband, J. W. McFarland, of McFarland Meat Processing and was formerly a Chairman of the Board of Directors at Taylor Regional Hospital. Ann had a positive attitude, was always smiling and laughing and full of life. She loved to travel with her husband and friends and had been to forty-nine states.
She united in marriage to J. W. McFarland February 25, 1957 and he preceded her in death thirteen years to the day on June 16, 2009 and almost to the hour.
Ann is survived by two sons and two daughters: Bryan McFarland and wife, Kim, Mark McFarland and wife, Betty and Patty Rodgers and husband, Doug of Campbellsville and Lynn Henley and husband, Roger of Bardstown; three grandchildren: Megan Hatcher (Daniel), Rachel Parker (Michael) and Jeremy McFarland (Shelby) ; five great-grandchildren: Max Hatcher, Griffin Hatcher, Will Hatcher, Beau Parker and Noa Kate Parker; three brothers and one sister: Bill Wethington of Campbellsville, George Wethington and John Wethington of Louisville and Emma Jo Mangold of Somerset; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Ann was also preceded in death by a brother, Thomas E. Wethington.
VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Monday, June 20, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Deacon Joe Dant and Dr. James E. Jones
BURIAL: Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery
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