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William R. “Bill” Perkins

Posted by on Apr 4, 2020

William R. “Bill” Perkins

William R. “Bill” Perkins age 71 passed away Saturday April 4th, 2020. Bill was born July 7th, 1948 in Lebanon, KY.
He is son of the late O.R. “Rube” Perkins and Edith Payne Perkins. He was twice retired from B.I.G. of McDonough, GA. He started with them as Terminal Manager of Bennett Truck Transport and retired the second time with Bennett DriveAway as a Corporate Level Employee, Manager of Business Development in July 2018.
He served his country honorably being a U.S. Army Vietnam War Veteran of 1969-70. Then as a Try 1 with the local U.S. Army National Guard of Campbellsville, KY ending in 1975.
Continuing as local Chairman of Veterans Services for Memorial Day, July 4th, and of course Veterans Day, more recently adding Vietnam Veterans Day, each March 29th.
Bill was always ready to help any Veteran and was a life member of The VFW, Post #5910 in Lebanon, KY, and an active member in The American Legion Post #82 of Campbellsville, KY.
He was also a Colonel of many years with The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.
His favorite passing of time was trading, riding the Harleys or working at the farm.
Bill was of the Baptist Faith and attended Point Pleasant Lighthouse Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents, O.R. “Rube” Perkins and Edith Payne Perkins, a brother James E. “Sonny” Perkins and a step-nephew Ricky Caple.
Survivors include, A Very Special Lady Friend, Linda C. Richardson of Bardstown, KY, one sister, Shirley Perkins Caple (Donnie) of Plant City, Florida. A sister-in-law, Ocilla Perkins of Elk Horn, KY. Two nephews, N. Rocky Sprowles of Louisville, KY, and Rex M. Perkins (Margie) of Campbellsville, KY. One step-niece, Donna Caple of Winter Haven, Florida. Four great nephews and one great niece, along with Aunts, Uncles, and a host of other family and friends.
The Funeral Service and Burial will be private due to recommendations / guidelines from The Office of Governor Andy Beshear and the KY Funeral Directors Association.
Memorials for William R. “Bill” Perkins may be flowers but are suggested to be Gideon Bibles or donations to the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard and can be made by contacting the funeral home.

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Helen E. Skaggs

Posted by on Apr 4, 2020

Helen E. Skaggs of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Ernest Arthur Skaggs and Katie Underwood Skaggs, died at 11:27 A.M., Friday, April 3, 2020 in Campbellsville.
She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Saloma Baptist Church.
Helen was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom.
She united in marriage to Roscoe Skaggs April 1, 1944. He preceded her in death September 15, 1965. She then became both Mom and Dad to her children and was their rock.
Helen’s sense of humor and friendliness was admired by her family and many friends.
She is survived by two sons and two daughters: Pat Forbis and husband, Lanny and Roscoe Skaggs, Jr., of Campbellsville, Roger A. Skaggs and wife, Joyce of Bardstown, and Robin Perry and husband, Archie of Tucson, Arizona; seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Winsfred Skaggs and a sister-in-law, Frances Skaggs of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Gordon Skaggs, a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Allen Lackey, one brother and two sisters: Charles Skaggs, Imogene Shofner and Rosa Marr.
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AS MANDATED BY THE GOVERNOR, SERVICES WILL BE PRIVATE.

BURIAL: Zion Separate Baptist Church Cemetery

EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO ZION SEPARATE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY OR HOSPARUS OF GREEN RIVER AND MAY BE MADE THROUGH PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME.

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Larry Cundiff, 65

Posted by on Apr 4, 2020

Larry Allen Cundiff, the son of the late Morris and Avon (Turner) Cundiff, was born August 13, 1954 in Adair County, KY and departed this life on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 in Campbellsville at his home. He was 65 years of age.

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Pitman Valley Baptist Church where he served as the music director.

He loved his church, but most of all, he loved the Lord and and shared his passion for music.

He was a registered Piano Technician and was the owner of Cundiff and Sons Piano in Campbellsville. He loved hunting, fishing and playing golf and singing in his family quartet known as the Cundiff’s.

He is survived by his wife: JoAnn Graham Cundiff; two sons: Robbie Cundiff and wife Stephanie and Bradley Cundiff and wife Amanda all of Campbellsville; seven grandchildren: Austin Cundiff, Jacob Cundiff, Lane Whitley, Raegan Cundiff, Ariel Thompson, Brady Cundiff and Rylie Cundiff; one great-grandson: Brooks Cundiff; A sister: Patty Gordon and husband Kenny of Campbellsville; two nieces: Erika Adams and husband Cody of Campbellsville and Sherri West and husband Eric of Russell Springs; a nephew: Adam Gordon and wife Lindsey of Hodgenville and a host of other relatives and friends.

Larry will be entombed in the Mausoleum at the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

Due to efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 and recent requirements implemented by the Office of Governor Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, all funeral services will be performed privately.

L.R. Petty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Ronald “Ronnie” Lewis Summers

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020

Ronald “Ronnie” Lewis Summers

Ronald “Ronnie” Lewis Summers, 73, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at his home in Clementsville, Kentucky. Ronnie was born May 1, 1946 to Gene and Evelyn (Murphy) Summers at home in Casey County, the second of five children. He graduated from Liberty High School in 1963.
Ronnie served as Airman 1st class in the U.S. Air Force in the late 60’s. He married his devoted wife of 52 years, Mary Eileen (Goode) Summers, on June 17, 1967 at St. Bernard Catholic Church.
In 1970, Ronnie began his 31-year career at Columbia Gulf Transmission Company. Ronnie was known to many as the founder and president of the Casey County Pork Producers, which he started in 1985. The Pork Producers building at the Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center in Liberty bears an honorary plaque with his name and picture on it, extolling his tremendous impact on pork farming in the county. He was a pork and beef farmer, lifelong FFA supporter (awarded an honorary FFA Degree in 1989), a 40+ year Casey County football booster, and a friend to anyone in need. Ronnie was an amazing son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.
Ronnie is survived by his wife, Eileen; sons, Craig (Jennifer), Marshall, Jayme (Gloria), and Darren Summers; 7 grandchildren, Miranda, Ronnie, Presley, Dalton and PJ Summers; Chelsey Skinner; and Zach Grider; 5 great-grandchildren, Hadley, Remi, and Zoey Summers; Marley Skinner; and Autumn Grider; sisters Gayle Renner, Kathy (Joe) Hatchett, and Katie (Tony) York; and numerous nephews and nieces. Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents, his older brother, Dwight, and his beloved grandson, Zach Summers.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 3, 2020 at Auberry – Gupton & Chandler Funeral Home in Campbellsville, Kentucky with Father George Otuma officiating. Burial will follow at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Clementsville. Pallbearers will be his 7 surviving grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Zach Summers Memorial Scholarship for Casey County High School students through the Casey County Bank or the Auberry – Gupton & Chandler Funeral Home or to Lifeline Home Health Care. Those wishing to sign the online guest book may do so at www.auberryguptonfh.com.
Under direction of the Office of Governor Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, in effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 all funeral services will be performed privately.

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Dorothy Rakes

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020

Dorothy Rakes of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Vernal Henry Rakes and Ruth Mae Rakes, was born February 12, 1948 in Taylor County, Kentucky.  She died Wednesday, April 1, 2020 in Campbellsville.   Age:  72
She was a former school kitchen worker in Florida.
Dorothy is survived by one daughter and one son: Patches Bell and husband, Daniel of Grovetown, Georgia and Willie Morris and significant other, Amy Jarrell of Lawrenceburg; her significant other, Bill Rusnak; four grandchildren: Christian Sorrow, Seth Bell, Timothy Morris and Tyler Morris; five great-grandchildren; five brothers and five sisters: Vernal Ray Rakes, Wayne Allen Rakes, David Allen Rakes, Lyle Carl Rakes Joseph Paul Rakes, Ella Mae Rakes, Lucy Lee Rakes, Patricia Ann Malson, Janet Faye Hall and Shelby Jean Clark; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters: Bonnie Sue Bush and Wilma Lawson.
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AT THE REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, SERVICES WILL BE PRIVATE.

BURIAL: TALLOW CREEK CEMETERY

DONATIONS REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO FUNERAL EXPENSES

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Eric Spires, 41

Posted by on Mar 31, 2020

Mr. Eric Daniel Spires of the Meadowcreek community in Green County passed from this life on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Son of Keven and Rita (Loy) Spires, he was born in Adair County on June 30, 1978. He was 41 years, 8 months, and 29 days of age. Mr. Spires had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Brethren in Christ faith. He was a former employee of Oki Services in Lexington, and was a talented electronic repairman.

Eric enjoyed watching his favorite TV shows and was an animal lover, but most of all he loved spending time with his two sons.

He leaves to mourn his passing:

Two children: Jaxon Spires and Damion Carpenter,

His parents: Keven and Rita Spires of Campbellsville,

A brother: Jamie Spires and wife Jennifer of Cookeville, TN,

A maternal grandmother: Mildred Loy of Fairplay,

His nephews: Austin and Aidan,

And several aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

He was also preceded in death by grandparents: Young Loy, and William and Velma Spires.

Mr. Spires will be laid to rest in the Loy Cemetery in Fairplay – Adair County.

Due to efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 and recent requirements implemented by the Office of Governor Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, all funeral services will be performed privately.

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Dr. John Charles Hedrick, Jr.

Posted by on Mar 30, 2020


Dr. Charles Hedrick, Jr. of Campbellsville, son of the late Dr. John Charles Hedrick, Sr. and Christine Jones Hedrick, was born April 7, 1940 in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He died at 11:25 P.M., Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in Louisville. Age: 79
Dr. Hedrick has served God for nearly sixty years as Senior Pastor, IMB Missionary in Nigeria and as a transitional and Interim Pastor. His current membership was Campbellsville Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School as long as his health permitted. Dr Hedrick also served as an assistant to the President of Campbellsville University in Church Relations.
As a boy Dr. Hedrick traveled with his father, a Southern Baptist Minister, who conducted tent revivals and established thirteen Southern Baptist Churches in West Virginia.
Dr. Hedrick was married to Carrie Faye Stears Hedrick for forty years before God called her to her Heavenly home. He is now married to Sharon Watson Hedrick.
Besides his wife, Sharon Watson Hedrick of Campbellsville, he is survived by two daughters and one son: Cindy Carole Butler and husband, Dwight of Campbellsville, Rebecca Ann (Becky) Treon and husband, Bruce of Owensboro and Charles Allan Hedrick and wife, Kim of Florence; fourteen grandchildren: Greg Butler of Louisville, Adrienne Gilbert and husband, Steven of Campbellsville, Christina Smith and husband, Trace of Campbellsville, Elizabeth Butler of Campbellsville, Allison French and husband, Doug of Mt. Vernon, Amanda McFerron and husband, Dewey of Brodhead, Josh Treon and wife, Alana of Louisville, John Treon of Elizabethtown, Arthur, Henry and Kaylee Hedrick of Florence, Lisa Mink of Brodhead, Dreama Roberts and husband, Jason of Mt. Vernon and Billy Brewer of Richmond; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother and two sisters: Donnie Hedrick and wife, Joan of Owenton, Mary Frances (Susie) Garrett and husband, George of Louisville and Katherine Ann (Kathy) Reuter of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Dr. David Hedrick, and a brother-in-law, Terry Reuter.
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AS MANDATED BY GOVERNOR ANDY BESHEAR, SERVICES WILL BE PRIVATE. A PUBLIC MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE.
BURIAL: Brookside Cemetery
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY ARE REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON’S INTERNATIONAL TO PURCHASE BIBLES, CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS, BOOK-LINK INTERNATIONAL OR OTHER LOCAL CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES HE WOULD APPROVE.
PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

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Lorena Brockman

Posted by on Mar 29, 2020


Lorena Brockman of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Linus Bright and Avis England Bright, was born October 24, 1947 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died Sunday, March 29, 2020 in Campbellsville. Age: 72
She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Lorena was a former employee of Batesville Casket Company in Campbellsville, Kentucky, Fruit of the Loom and retired from Taylor County School System.
She united in marriage to Randall Brockman March 19, 1966.
Besides her husband, Randall Brockman, she is survived by two sons: Todd Brockman and wife, Denise and Scott Brockman and wife, Elizabeth; five grandchildren; Kelsey Willis and husband, Hunter, Chase Brockman and wife, Whitney, Chance Brockman, Tanner Brockman and Autumn Brockman, four great-grandchildren: Ethan Miller, Nevaeh Brockman, Bentley Brockman and Addisyn Brockman; three step-grandchildren: Gracie Montgomery, Jacob Hayes and Noah Janes; one step great-granddaughter, Raegyn Willis; seven sisters and two brothers: Jean Wilson, Christine Greer, Judy Brockman, Rita Moore and husband, Jack, Faye Burton, Margaret Burress, Patricia Gray and husband, Gary, Willard Bright and Alvin Bright and wife, Judy; five sisters-in-law: Arlene Mullins, Marcelene Sapp, Faye Porter and husband, G.W., Jean Peterson and husband, Mike and Connie Shewmaker and husband, Robby; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Ember Faith Brockman; one brother-in-law, Glenn Brockman.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Lorena’s caregivers: Judy Gwinn, Wendy Akin, and her daughters-in-law: Denise and Elizabeth.

AT THE REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, SERVICES WILL BE PRIVATE.

BURIAL: LEBANON NATIONAL CEMETERY

EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO
BE DONATIONS TO HOSPARUS OF GREEN RIVER
AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME

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Betty Jean Benningfield, 82

Posted by on Mar 28, 2020

Betty Jean Benningfield was born March 5, 1938 near Stoner Creek, KY to the late Richard and Nona (Childers) Burress. She grew up with two siblings, Donald Burress and Bonnie Burress (both now deceased). She met her sweetheart and husband, Ivan Benningfield at 15 years old. They married a couple of years later in 1955. Their early years were spent with Grandpa Ivan’s family on Baker’s Branch. They later settled on White’s Ridge and “Granny” went to work at “the factory” around 1958. Granny kept working a few years till their middle child, Peggy was born. She raised the kids, Kay, Peggy and Tim through about 1968, at which time she started back at the factory till she retired in 1998. She sold Avon as an avid hobby! She would never miss her “hair”day on Friday and everyone knew that her Saturday’s (for decades) was designated strictly for shopping! They built their custom home in 1981 and lived there for many years until moving to town in 2006. Her life was to serve and care for others! It gave her great joy to cook, provide, and care for her family and friends. She raised some of her nieces and nephews in addition to her own kids, along with some grandkids, and spent some recent years as a “caregiver” for other elderly. She was well known for her great cooking, love for gardening, and attending Jones Chapel United Methodist Church. She passed from recent illness on March 27, 2020. Her surviving family includes all children: Kay and (John) Slocum of Tennessee. Peggy and (Mark) Rash of Elkhorn, Tim and (Pam) Benningfield of Michigan. Grandkids include: Christy and (Ryan) Steagall; Jamin and (Meagan) Humphress; Cameron and (Hannah) Rash; Kacie and (Josh) Chatman; Chasity and (Brett) Gregory; Cory Rash; Christian Rash; T.J. and (Billie) Benningfield; Tanner and (friend Brenda) Benningfield. Great Grandkids include: Taylore Steagall; Jaxon Chatman; Millie Humphress; Alyssa Rash; Kaylynn Chatman; Kyla Rash; Hudson Gregory; Nylah Benningfield; James Chatman. Nieces and Nephews: Terry White, Trena Durham, Dean Burress, Doug Burress, Debbie Foley.

Special Friend: Judy Shofner.

There are many sister and brother n’ laws, extended nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral Arrangements are currently private.

Officiating: Rev. Larry Loy and Rev. Cameron Rash, her grandson, who wrote this obituary.

L.R. Petty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Burial will be in the Jones Chapel UMC Cemetery.

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Roger Dale Barnett

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020


Roger Dale Barnett of Campbellsville, son of the late James Alfred Barnett and Bertha Bryant Barnett, was born September 10, 1949 in Taylor County, Kentucky. He died at 9:05 P.M., Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in Campbellsville at age 70.
He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church.
Roger is survived by his wife, Lequita and one daughter, Amanda Brooke Barnett of Campbellsville; one son, Trevor Jay Barnett and wife, Jill of Lexington; two grandsons: Luke Daniel and Landon Jack Barnett of Lexington; two brothers and two sisters: Cecil Gordon Barnett and wife, Donna and William Carroll “Jack” Barnett and wife, Carolyn, Norma Jean Franklin and Rena Vae Newton and husband, Orville, all of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister: Bobby Allen Barnett, James Robert “Pete” Barnett and Rosaline Mae Beck.
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AT THE REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, SERVICES WILL BE PRIVATE.
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME

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