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Randall G. Phillips of Campbellsville, son of the late Joseph F Phillips and Maxine Gribbins Phillips, was born July 20, 1940, in Taylor County, Kentucky. He died at 1:09 P.M., Sunday, February 9, 2020 in Campbellsville. Age: 79
He served his country honorably in the Kentucky National Guard.
Randall professed faith in Christ and was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church.
He was a graduate of the Bowling Green College of Commerce and was a long-standing member of Elk Horn Masonic Lodge #568 F&AM.
He was a retired Taylor County Court Clerk after twenty-nine years of service and had served under four governors. He was also former owner and operator of Southern Binding. He was known for being a staunch Republican.
Randall loved golfing and anything “UK”. He also enjoyed playing cards and spoiling his grandchildren.
He united in marriage to Pat Kearnes October 10, 1964.
Besides his wife, Pat K. Phillips of Campbellsville, he is survived by one son and one daughter: Kevin Phillips and wife, Jamie of Campbellsville and Tracy Gibson and husband, Chip of Kansas City, Missouri; four grandsons: Mason Phillips and Aidan Phillips of Campbellsville, Jake Gibson of Louisville and Noah Gibson of Shelbyville; one sister-in-law, Geraldine Phillips; one niece and one nephew: Jolene Kearnes of Florence and James Benningfield of Clarksville, Tennessee; special friend and caregiver, Joanie Bright of Campbellsville and many other relatives and friends.
Randall was also preceded in death by a brother, Darrell Phillips October 31, 2017.
VISITATION: 4:00 – 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Dr. Dwayne Norman
BURIAL: Brookside Cemetery
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY MAY BE DONATIONS TO THE TWELFTH MAN CLUB AT CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY OR GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT &RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
Zelma Louise Downey, age 63 of Campbellsville, died Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Baptist Health in Louisville. She was born July 22, 1956 in Shelbyville. She was retired from the Federal Social Security Administration and was a member of God’s Grace Church in Campbellsville.
She is survived by her mother: Sylvia Clark Downey of Eminence; one brother: Bobby Downey of Eminence; one adopted daughter: Robin Michele Burton (Gary) of Campbellsville; niece and nephew: Rina Borders and Jonathan Downey; and great-niece: Samantha Downey. She was preceded in death by her father, Sam Downey.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Sholar Funeral Home of Pleasureville. Rev. Jacky Newton, pastor of Franklinton Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Franklinton Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, February 10, 2020 and from 11 a.m. until the time of services on Tuesday.
For more information, please contact L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville.
Mrs. Naomie Ruth Taylor, of Greensburg, daughter of the late Floyd Marshall Pope and Goldie Marie Drake Pope, was born March 15, 1935 Bartholomew County, Indiana. She died at 7:13 A.M. Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Jane Todd Crawford in Greensburg, Ky. Age:84
She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Caldwell Ridge Baptist Church.
Naomie was a devoted wife and a homemaker.
She united in marriage to Walter R Taylor and he preceded him in death March 9, 1987.
She is survived by five sons and two daughters :Danny Pope and wife, Jeanine of Columbus, Indiana, Wallace Taylor and wife, Crystal of Metcalfe County, William Taylor and wife, Jen of Columbia, Kenny Taylor and wife, Cheryl of Hazard, Adam Taylor of Campbellsville, Goldie Bybee and Tammy Taylor of Columbia, several grandchildren and a host of many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.
The Funeral Service for Naomie Ruth Taylor will be Conducted at 3:00 P.M., Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Auberry-Gupton and Chandler Funeral Home with burial to follow at Cold Springs Cemetery in Liberty.
Visitation will be 1:00 P.M., Sunday, February 9, 2020 until the time of the service.
Family request donations Funeral Expenses and can be made at the Funeral Home.
Betty Blevins Young, daughter of the late Ray E. Blevins and Sibyl Graham Blevins, was born August 18, 1938 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died at 7:33 A.M., Friday, February 7, 2020 in Campbellsville. Age: 81
She professed faith in Jesus Christ and was a lifelong member of Good Hope Baptist Church.
Betty was a former owner of Annetta’s Flowers and also spent many years working as a secretary and bookkeeper for the Taylor County School System.
She united in marriage to Murrell C. Young August 24, 1957.
Besides her husband, Murrell C. Young of Campbellsville, she is survived by two sons: Dr. Todd Young and wife, Beth of Lancaster, Ohio and Troy Young and wife, Shelly of Campbellsville; six grandchildren: Donald Young, Emily Young, Eli Young, Henry Young, Alyssa Eastridge and husband, John and Weston Young; one brother-in-law, Larry Newcomb of Campbellsville; one niece, Lisa Jo Wiseman and husband, Herb and many other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by two sisters: Sharon Newcomb and Donna Rogers.
VISITATION: 6:00-9:00 P.M., Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Monday, February 10, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev. J. Alvin Hardy and Rev. Gerald Murphy
BURIAL: Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
Mrs. Mitsuko “Mickey” Mershon of Bellvue, Nebraska, formerly of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Masaji Okuno and Hanako Okuno, was born March 30, 1928 in Tokyo, Japan. She died at 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 5, 2020 in Bellevue. Age: 91
She professed faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith.
She was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville.
She united in marriage to Joseph W. “Joe” Mershon January 21, 1957 and he preceded her in death September 13, 1996.
Mickey is survived by three sons and one daughter: Lloyd Mershon and wife, Donna and Elgin Mershon and wife, Tina of Campbellsville, Linda Marie Watkins and husband, Gail of Bellevue, Nebraska and Walter Mershon and wife, Debbie of Ft. Thomas; nine grandchildren: Diana Watkins of Omaha, Nebraska, Valerie Cisna and husband, Jim of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Edward Watkins and wife, Kate of Thornton, Colorado, Tyler Mershon and wife, Molly of Louisville, Kentucky, Andrew Mershon of Lexington, Kentucky, Amanda Hubble and husband, Daniel of Waynesburg, Kentucky, Kallie Scott and husband, Jeff and Joey Mershon of Campbellsville, Kentucky and Winter Mershon; two step-grandchildren: Bethany Walker of Los Angeles, California and Ryan Walker of Georgetown, Indiana; eleven great-grandchildren: Ashley Bishop and Jessica Bishop of Omaha, Nebraska, Morgan Cisna of Air Force Academy, Noah Cisna of Eglin Air Force Base, Madison Mershon of Louisville, Kentucky and Karolee Carter of Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, Annabelle Scott and Isaac Scott of Campbellsville, Emily Hubble, Elijah Hubble, and Easton Hubble of Waynesburg; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Monday, February 10, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev. Jeremy Shannon
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
Mrs. Jerry Ann Young Abell, daughter of the late McCoy Young and Lizzie Ann Davis Young, was born October 6, 1940 in Clayton, Indiana. She died at 8:34 A.M., Wednesday, February 5, 2020 in Bardstown. Age: 79
She professed faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith.
She united in marriage to Cyle Abell and he preceded her in death July 11, 1984.
She loved being outdoors, watching hummingbirds and cats playing. She enjoyed watching wrestling and was John Cena’s #1 fan.
Jerry is survived by four sons and two daughters: Wayne Abell, Delores Clark and husband, Joseph and Jay Abell of Bardstown, Geraldine Roberts of Bedford, Cyle Abell of Lawrenceburg and Mike Abell of Bloomington, Indiana; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Martie “Mertie” Marie Sowders of Bloomington, Indiana; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister: Curtis Hoosier and Betty Mae Peach.
VISITATION: 12:00 Noon – 1:00 P.M., Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 1:00 P.M., Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Gaddis Cemetery in Elk Horn by Bro. Jeff Newton
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Mrs. Lauren Bailey (Hurt) Bridgewater of Campbellsville was born on April 5, 1985 in Henderson. She departed this life on Saturday, February 1, 2020 in Louisville at the Jewish Hospital, being 34 years, 9 months, and 27 days of age. She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith. Her unconventional and independent spirit will be dearly missed.
She leaves to mourn her passing:
Her husband: Joseph Wayne Bridgewater of Campbellsville,
Six children: Enoch, Emery, Jayden, Joseph, Isaac, and Tatum,
Her parents: Mary Ann Wilson and husband Graylin of Edmonton, and Edward Earl Hurt and wife Gina of Henderson,
One sister: Morgan Hurt of Henderson,
And a host of other family and friends.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Bridgewater on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Shawn Coffey will be officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Brookside Cemetery immediately following the service.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 10:00 AM until time for service.
Mrs. Irma Jane Gilpin of Campbellsville was born on February 18, 1925 to the late Ben and Emma (Stillwell) Thompson. She departed this life on Friday, January 31, 2020 in Campbellsville, being 94 years, 11 months, and 13 days of age. She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Soules Chapel United Methodist Church. Mrs. Gilpin was the devoted wife of Mr. Edwin Gilpin, who preceded her in death on April 18, 2009 after 58 years of marriage. She was a retiree of Fruit of the Loom and an exceptional cook. Always cherishing life’s blessings, she never met a stranger, and equally shared her kindness and love with all she knew.
She leaves to mourn her passing:
Her brother-in-law: Nolan “Hotshot” Gilpin and wife Shirley,
A special niece and caretaker: Sue Clarke-Goodin and husband Gary,
And a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by five brothers: James Thompson, Albert Thompson, J.B. Thompson, Freddie Thompson, and Edward Thompson; and two sisters: Betty Young and Hazel Roark.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Gilpin on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Ronnie Dooley will be officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Lebanon National Cemetery with her husband immediately following the service.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, Feb. 3, from 9:00 AM until time for the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to the Soules Chapel United Methodist Church. Those can be made in person at the funeral home or online at www.lrpetty.com/donations.
Mr. Jackie Lee Underwood of Campbellsville passed from this life on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Taylor Regional Hospital after a short illness. Born on April 20, 1948 to the late James Underwood and Edna (Mann) Milby, he was 71 years, 9 months, and 12 days of age. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Christian faith. Mr. Underwood was a former assemblyman before becoming disabled, but his best work was in being a Papa to his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids.
He leaves to cherish his memory:
Three children: Gerald “Jerry” Underwood, Roy Williams and wife Trish, and John Williams and wife Kathy, all of Campbellsville,
Two sisters: Joyce Walsh and Sue Underwood,
Seven grandchildren: Jordan, Brandon, Brian, Bret, Wesley, Austin, and Chris,
Five great-grandchildren: Tyler, Emma, Carter, Zander, and Gunnar,
And a host of other family and friends.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Geraldine (Myers) Underwood, and two infant siblings.
Mr. Underwood requested cremation and those arrangements were entrusted to the L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville. There will be a memorial service to honor his life on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 161 Snow Lane, Campbellsville, KY. The family will receive friends there from 5:00-7:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to Guide Dogs for the Blind. Those can be made in person during the memorial service, or online at www.lrpetty.com/donations or www.guidedogsfortheblind.org.
Mr. Richard McMahan, of Campbellsville, son of the late David Abner McMahan and Lera Blakeman McMahan, was born January 9, 1920, in Green County, KY. He died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Bluegrass Way in Campbellsville, KY, at age 100.
Richard was very civic minded and was active in Kiwanis. He professed faith in Christ and was a founding member of Woodlawn Christian Church, where he served as Elder and Sunday School teacher for many years. He was an avid golfer and fisherman.
Richard was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, having served his country honorably in the United States Army.
He was united in marriage with Juanita McKinley on June 26, 1947. She preceded him in death on December 30, 1993.
Richard first worked at his family’s business, McMahan Furniture Company. In the mid-1950s, Richard and Juanita opened McMahan Shoe Store in downtown Campbellsville which operated for 23 years.
He is survived by one daughter, Debbie Rice and husband, Steve; two grandchildren, Mindy Rice, and Andy Rice and wife, Haylie, all of Lexington.
He was preceded in death by his special friend, Nellie Campbell and by his seven brothers: Henry, Bruin, Finus, Lester, Clifton, Samuel and Ernest McMahan.
Funeral service for Richard McMahan will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Auberry-Gupton and Chandler Funeral Home with burial to follow at Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2020 until the time of the service.
Family suggests donations to Woodlawn Christian Church.