James Raymond Angel, M.D.

Posted by on Sep 18, 2020

James Raymond Angel, M.D. 69 of Lebanon, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on September 17, 2020. 

James was born in Lebanon, Kentucky and was the younger child of the late John and Jane Angel.  He was preceded in death by his beloved sister Elizabeth Smith of Harrodsburg, Kentucky.  James was educated in the farms and fields of Marion County in his youth, but also graduated valedictorian of Lebanon High School class of 1968.  He attended the University of Kentucky where he obtained the remarkable 99th percentile score on the national annual chemistry placement exam, but chose to leave college early in 1971 to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor.  He graduated at the top of his class from the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans in 1975 and completed his Urology residency training through Tulane University at Charity Hospital in New Orleans in 1980.  His list of academic accomplishments included being named to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, winning the Tulane Medical School Owl Club Teaching Award, and he was the National Kidney Foundation and American Urologic Association Scholar in 1977.

James left New Orleans and returned home to central Kentucky and founded his private practice in Campbellsville, Kentucky in 1980.  He served the communities of central Kentucky tirelessly as a practicing physician and Urologic surgeon for 38 years before retiring in 2018.  He performed hundreds of thousands of surgeries, and was a passionate member of the medical staff of Taylor County Hospital (now Taylor Regional Hospital) as well as the Chief of Surgery for decades.  He was instrumental in the creation of The Cancer Center at Taylor Regional Hospital and founder of Taylor Regional Urology which continues his legacy of medical service in central Kentucky.

An intrepid adventurer and traveler, James explored the world but always was drawn back to Kentucky.  A lifelong farmer, he was also an avid outdoorsman and conservationist and served as an appointed Commissioner of the Department of Fish and Wildlife for Kentucky’s Fourth District for 13 years.  He volunteered much of his free time to the protection of Kentucky’s fish and wildlife, and cultivation of the next generation of adventurers through his time as a Commissioner and also as an Assistant Scoutmaster with local Boy Scout Troop 616.  His varied interests and fields of practical expertise included agriculture, hunting, fishing, chemistry and astronomy and he was a lifelong booster of University of Kentucky sports.

His interests may have revolved around the farm and the outdoors, but his true passion has always been his family.  He met his soulmate, a young nurse at Taylor County Hospital named Sherri Sapp who became his wife in 1982.  Over the course of 38 years of marriage and love they were blessed with a large family.  James is survived by his wife Sherri  Angel and their three children, Ben Angel, M.D. (Carolyn), John Angel (Sarah), and Meredith Angel, M.D. (Ryan); grandchildren Athena Angel, Vesper Angel, and Gwendolyn Angel; siblings-in-law, Michael Sapp, Debbie Sapp, and Vance Smith; beloved nieces and nephews, Jordan Smith, Christy Sapp, M.D., Jason Sapp, Dawn Thompson, Dana Sapp, Jeffrey Sapp, and Kevin Sapp. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Jane Angel, his sister Elizabeth Smith; father and mother-in-law Thomas and Edith Sapp, and his brothers-in-law Terry Sapp and Thomas Sapp, Jr. and nephew Keith Sapp.

Visitation service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Parrott and Ramsey Funeral Home.  Funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 2020 also at Parrott and Ramsey Funeral Home with a private family burial to follow. 

In keeping with James’s wishes, memorial contributions may be made to the Make Today Count support group at The Cancer Center at Taylor Regional Hospital. 

His family would like to thank his many colleagues, the entire staff of Taylor Regional Hospital and Spring View Hospital, valued managers Susan Kelly and Josh Purdom, his treasured friends and his many devoted patients. 

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Flora Groves, 90

Posted by on Sep 16, 2020


 Mrs. Flora Etta Groves, daughter of the late Tom H. and Louise (Anderson) Groves, was born in Green County, KY on December 10, 1929. Early Friday morning, September 11, 2020, God saw fit to call her home from the Norton Inpatient Care Center in Louisville, being 90 years, 9 months, and 1 day of age. She had made a profession of hope in Christ at an early age and began her Christian walk at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She would later move her membership to the Bethel AME Church. Mrs. Groves enjoyed life, especially when she was able to cook and clean for her family. Her favorite times were family get-togethers, and she loved having reunions at her home. She always kept an open door for those she loved.
She leaves to cherish her memory:
  Four children: Mary Louise “Boo” Barnett and husband Prunice of Campbellsville, Tajna Vinegar and husband Phillip of Louisville, Henry Allen Graves and wife Violet of Columbia, and Gary Graves and wife Margie of Texas,
  Seventeen grandchildren,
  Twenty-seven great-grandchildren,
  Four great-great grandchildren,
  A sister-in-law: Jane Groves of Greensburg,
  A son-in-law: William Key of Lebanon,
  Her stepsister: Annette Branch of Chicago, Illinois,
  A stepbrother: Forest Johnson and wife Wyannetta of Chicago, Illinois,
  Two aunts: Ruth Anderson of Campbellsville, and Christine Mitchell of Greensburg,
  And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family and friends.
  She was also preceded in death by three children: Benny Groves, Betty Groves, and Lisa Key; two sisters: Geneva Dixon and Ernestine Motley; three brothers: J.T. Groves, Willie Groves, and Harlon Groves; a stepbrother: O.D. Johnson; and her stepmother: Bessie Smith Groves.
  There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Groves on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Rev. Michael Caldwell will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Crown Hill Cemetery.
   Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Sept. 18, from 10:00 AM until time for the service.
  The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to her sitters, Ms. Gladys Smith and Ms. Gwen Mitchell for their tender care and compassion, and for the joy they brought into her home. They also wish to express their gratitude to all for the many prayers, words of comfort, and countless kindnesses during the time of their bereavement.
   Current social distancing guidelines will be in effect. In consideration of the health of others, masks will be required.
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Darrell Cox, 66

Posted by on Sep 11, 2020


Mr. Darrell Wayne Cox of the Mannsville community was born on July 5, 1960 to the late Berry and Christine (Bottoms) Cox. He departed this life on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 in Lexington at the University of Kentucky Bluegrass Hospice Care Center, being 60 years,  2 months, and 3 days of age. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Methodist faith. He was an employee of Nally & Haydon and a logger. Darrell was an outdoorsman; he loved to fish and hunt, especially rabbit, deer, and turkey, and usually kept a good pair of running beagles. He was an avid UK fan and enjoyed listening to bluegrass and gospel music; he often raised a garden bigger than he needed just so he could give it all away.
He leaves to cherish his memory:
   His wife of 31 years: Jill (Squires) Cox,
   A daughter: Amanda Beard of Campbellsville,
   Three sisters: Laura Cox and husband Keith, Dorlene Perkins, and Mary Gray, all of Elk Horn,
   Three grandchildren: Chase Adams, Kyler Beard, and Madison Beard,
   His mother-in-law: Garnieta Squires,
   And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
   He was also preceded in death by a son: Anthony Wayne Cox; and three brothers: Earl Allen Cox, Shelby Thomas Cox, and Dannie Berry Cox.
   There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Cox on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Larry Loy will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Jones Chapel Cemetery.
   The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10:30 AM until time for the service.
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Megan Dickens, 27

Posted by on Sep 11, 2020


Ms. Megan Rochelle Dickens of Campbellsville passed from this life on Thursday, September 10, 2020. Born January 9, 1993 to Rhonda (Brown) Dickens and the late Arthur Groves, she was 27 years, 8 months, and 1 day of age. She was an employee of Wilbert Plastics in Lebanon and was of the Baptist faith.
She leaves to cherish her memory:
   Four children: Marion Mann, Chanler Mann, and their father, Nathan Mann, and Major Groves and Ke’on Douglas,
   Her mother: Rhonda Dickens of Campbellsville,
   Seven siblings: James Dickens and wife Leah of North Carolina, Michael Dickens, MaKenzie Dickens, Wayne “Red Bone” Groves, Carolyn “Baby Carol” Groves, and Geralyn “Odis” McDowell, all of Campbellsville, and Sandra “Abraham” Gurley of Glasgow,
   A special aunt: Susie Riggs of Lebanon,
   And a host of other relatives and friends.
   There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Ms. Dickens on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Burial will follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
   The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, Sept. 14, from 10:00 AM until time for the service.
   Current mask mandates and social distancing guidelines will be followed.
   In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to the funeral expenses. Those can be made in person at the funeral home
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William S. “Bill” Maupin

Posted by on Sep 11, 2020

William S. “Bill” Maupin of Campbellsville, died September 9, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Sarah Maupin, two siblings, Margaret Reynolds and Joe T. Maupin, and by his son, Joe A. Maupin.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lorene B. Maupin of 68 years, and their three remaining children:  Rachel Maupin, Maria (J.D.) Shipp and David (Linda) Maupin.

He is also survived by a devoted daughter-in-law, Patty Maupin and a sister, Lucille Gasperini; six grandchildren gave him thirteen great-grandchildren and two more being fostered.

Bill was a veteran of World War II and a graduate of the University of Kentucky.  He retired after thirty-five years of service to Kentucky Utilities.  His aerobatic stunt plane was often seen criss-crossing the sky and his Model A car on parade through the streets of Campbellsville.

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A small memorial service for family is planned for Tuesday, September 22, 2020, and will be officiated by J. D. and Aaron Shipp

PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

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Michael Taylor, 66

Posted by on Sep 9, 2020


Mr. Michael Ray Taylor of Campbellsville was born on October 23, 1953 to the late Walter and Ruth (Kidwell) Taylor. He departed this life on Monday, September 7, 2020 at the Baptist Health Hardin Hospital, being 66 years, 10 months, and 15 days of age. Mr. Taylor had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Meadowview Baptist Church. After retiring from Houchens, he rejoined the workforce at Fruit of the Loom and Clarcor Air Filtration until failing health forced permanent retirement.
He leaves to cherish his memory:
   His wife Mrs. Beverly (Sexton) Taylor of Campbellsville,
   One daughter: Amanda York and husband Robby of Tompkinsville,
   Two siblings: James Taylor and wife Delores, and Helen Walker, all of Campbellsville,
   One granddaughter: Makenzie York,
   His mother-in-law: Rheta Faye Sexton,
   A brother-in-law: Ronnie Sexton and wife Debbie,
   Nieces and nephews: Christopher Sexton and fiancé Destiny England, Terry Bishop and wife Kathy, Jimmy Taylor and wife Mary, Tammy Tedrow, and Debbie Creason,
   And a host of other family and friends.
   He was also preceded in death by three siblings: Joe Taylor, Florence Mitchell, and Peggy Bishop.
   There will be a graveside funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Taylor on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST (11:00 AM CST) in the Brookside Cemetery, Main St, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Brent Gupton will be officiating.
   The family will receive friends for a walk-through viewing and visitation on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 10:30 AM EST (9:30 AM CST) in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY.
   Serving as pallbearers will be Robby York, Chris Sexton, Ronnie Sexton, Dave DeBrot, Dwayne York, and James Arnett.
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Betty M. (Northern) Baldwin

Posted by on Sep 8, 2020

Betty M. (Northern) Baldwin

Mrs. Betty M. Northern Baldwin, 76, of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Delbert Northern and Elva Northern was born December 14th, 1943 and passed away Monday, September 7th, 2020 in Bowling Green.

She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. She loved gospel music, tending her flowers, spending time outdoors and fishing.

She united in marriage to Danny D. Baldwin Sr. September 24th, 1970 and he preceded her in death on August 7th, 2020

Survived by three sons and one daughter: Jeff Abrams and wife Kim, Danny D. Baldwin, Jr. and wife Amy B, and Doug Baldwin and wife Amy M. all of Campbellsville. Debbie Graham and husband Sydney of Columbia.

Nine grandchildren; Tonya Abrams and Jessica Abrams of Grand Junction, Colorado, Jeff Abrams Jr., Josh Abrams and wife Kim all of Lebanon, Kim Thompson and husband Justin, Renee Baldwin and companion Hunter Butler, Caitlyn Baldwin, Travis Graham of Campbellsville and Chasity Graham of Columbia, and twelve great-grandchildren; special friends Buddy and Angie Willingham of Greensburg along with a host of other relatives and friends.

She is survived by four brothers: Dan Northern and wife Connie of West Virginia, Ray Northern and Paul Northern of Mt. Vernon, KY. Two brothers-in-law, Willard Neely and Freeman Jack Robinson of Mt. Vernon, KY.

She was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers: Irlene Neeley, Charles Northern and Reece Isaacs.

Walk through visitation is requested from 5pm-8pm, Wednesday, September 9th at the Auberry Funeral Home and Cremation Services in downtown Campbellsville.

Funeral will be 1pm, Thursday, September 10th at the Auberry Funeral Home and Cremation Services in downtown Campbellsville.

Social distancing guidelines and mask are required upon entering building.

The Staff at Auberry Funeral Home would like to thank the family for entrusting us with the care and arrangements of Mrs. Betty M. Baldwin at our funeral home. God Bless you during this difficult time.

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Lucille Brockman

Posted by on Sep 8, 2020

Lucille Brockman of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Elmer Franklin and Elsie Keltner Franklin, was born June 30, 1919 in Taylor County, Kentucky.  She died at 12:00 A.M., Sunday, September 6, 2020 in Greensburg. Age:  101

She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Bible Baptist Tabernacle.

Lucille united in marriage to Charles Brockman April 3, 1945 and he preceded her in death November 30, 2013.

She is survived by one son, Charles E. Brockman of Campbellsville; six grandchildren:

John Brockman, Robbie Brockman, Jessica Holmes, Jeremy Holmes and Donald Eugene Brockman of Campbellsville and Denise Brockman of Houston, Texas; four great-grandchildren:  Levi Brockman, Taelor Brockman and Denae Brockman of Campbellsville and Marquie Brockman of Houston, Texas; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Lucille was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Sue Brockman; one granddaughter, Brittany Brockman and one brother and three sisters:  Robert Huston Franklin, Christine Eschmann, Virginia Shipp and Audrey Johnston.

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VISITATION: 10:00 – 11:00 A.M., Friday, September 11, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M. Friday, September 11, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Pastor Bob Cutler

BURIAL:  Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY ARE REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME

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Howard Henry “Hook” Rice

Posted by on Sep 7, 2020

Howard Henry “Hook” Rice, 84, of Birmingham, Alabama passed away August 20, 2020 after a brief illness. Born and raised In Campbellsville, Kentucky, he was the only son of Evelyn Henry Rice and Dr. Howard Rice. He was a proud alumnus of The College of William and Mary where he was a member Of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Howard then earned a degree from Vanderbilt Law School.

He spent 2 years in the US Army 101st Airborne Division stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky before beginning his dream career with the FBI. He worked in both Milwaukee, WI and Newark, NJ while with the FBI.

In 1969, Howard, his wife, and children moved to Montgomery, Alabama for him to take a job as head of investigations with South Central Bell. Upon retiring he worked with the state Attorney General’s office.

Hook, as he was affectionately known was an avid reader and wine connoisseur. He also enjoyed gardening and stamp collecting. But above all these interests came sports. He loved watching his children and grandchildren compete in everything from football to tennis to BMX racing.

As usual with most Kentuckians, Hook loved to watch UK basketball. If a game were not televised where he was, he would call his mother and receive a play by play over the phone.

Howard is survived by his wife of 22 years, Glenda G. Rice. His children Chris Rice (Ange), Jeff Rice (Cecile), and Evelyn Rice O’Leary (Joe). His Beloved grandchildren Taylor Rice (Krysta), Michael O’Leary, Jacob Rice, William O’Leary, Matthew Rice, and Kendall Rice. And as of August 27, 2020, great grandson Raylen James Rice!

Memorials can be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The graveside service for Howard Henry Rice will be Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Brookside Cemetery. 

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Sam Tucker, 83

Posted by on Sep 7, 2020


Mr. Sam Tucker, the good-natured, fun-loving, oft-proclaimed mayor of Knifley, KY, passed from this life on Saturday, September 5, 2020 in the peaceful atmosphere of his home surrounded by the care and compassion of his family. He was born in Knifley on July 27, 1937 to the late Oconal and Gussie (Perkins) Tucker and spent the majority of his 83 years, 1 month, and 9 days on this Earth trying to make someone smile, whether they initially agreed to it or not. He was the owner and operator of Tucker’s Grocery, a retiree of General Motors, the owner and operator of a small trucking company, a beloved husband, a cherished father and grandfather, and a friend to many. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Dunbar Hill Community Church. Mr. Tucker – or Sam, as he preferred – was also an accomplished musician, having played many years in the gospel group The Green River Boys, and in Dayton, Ohio with the Knighthawks. He loved traveling the country, playing and listening to music, and spending precious time with those he cherished. His genuine smile, big heart, and small practical jokes will be remembered for generations.
   He leaves to carry his legacy:
   His wife: Mrs. Diane (Hovious) Tucker,
   Four children: Neal Tucker and wife Faye of Knifley, Nancy Tucker of Campbellsville, Sue Tucker Buley and husband David of Columbia, and Ashley Tungate and husband Buck of Elk Horn,
   Two siblings: Mae Sneed of Knifley, and Danny Tucker and wife Esther of Campbellsville, 
   Nine grandchildren: Crystal Hadley, Hannah Coyt, Eric Hovious, Chastity Lampley, Josh Streeval, James Walker, John Walker, Victoria “Peanut” Tungate, and Abby Gail “Little Bit” Tungate,
   Nineteen great-grandchildren,
   Two great-great grandchildren, with another on the way,
   A special friend: Bryant Metzler of Nashville,
   And a host of other family and friends.
   He was also preceded in death by a daughter: Connie Woodrum; four siblings: Joene Tucker, Treva Warren, Norma Jean Tucker, and Herman Tucker; and one great-grandchild.
   There will be a funeral service to honor Sam’s life on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM EST in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Burial will follow in the Robinson Chapel Cemetery in Knifley.
Bro. James Walker and Bro. Darrell Tucker will be officiating.
   The family will receive friends for a walk-through visitation on Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 10:30 AM EST until time for the service.
   To continue Sam’s legacy of generosity, please consider donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Those can be made in person at the funeral home, or online through the “How Can I Help” tab on the front page of this site.
   Current social distancing guidelines will be in effect. In consideration of the health of others, masks will be required upon entry.
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