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Wyona B. Mitchell

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018

Wyona B. Mitchell of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Charles Benningfield and Carrie Green Benningfield, was born March 31, 1938, in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died at 4:20 A.M., Thursday, April 5, 2018 in Campbellsville. Age: 80
She professed faith in Christ and was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Wyona was a fulltime homemaker who enjoyed watching UK Basketball, gardening, camping and working word search puzzles.
She united in marriage to James Robert Mitchell January 29, 1960 and he preceded her in death November 20, 2013.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Michelle Finn and husband, Bro. Eddie Finn of Campbellsville; two grandsons: Cody Finn and wife, Charity and Tyler Finn and significant other, Jade Hayes of Campbellsville; two great-grandsons: Tyson Finn and Ryce Finn of Campbellsville; one brother, Don Benningfield of Bowling Green; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers: Charles Benningfield, Jr., Billie Benningfield and Doug Benningfield.
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VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Monday, April 9, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Dr. Brian Rafferty
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO HOSPARUS OF GREEN RIVER OR ELKHORN BAPTIST CHURCH BUILDING FUND ANDMAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME

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Teresa Hayes Rogers

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018

Teresa Hayes Rogers of Hanahan, South Carolina, formerly of Campbellsville, daughter of Hollis Rogers and the late Wynemia Hayes Rogers, was born January 26, 1960 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died at 4:30 P.M., Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Hanahan, South Carolina. Age: 58
She professed faith in Christ and was of the Methodist faith.
Teresa was a Procurement Manager of the Medical University of South Carolina.
She is survived by her fiancé, Jerry L. Walthall of Charleston, South Carolina; one son, Jonathan Whitlow and wife, Laura of Vine Grove; her father, Hollis Rogers of Campbellsville; six grandchildren: Lauren Elstone, Taylor Elstone, Jaiden Neal, Parker Whitlow, Cooper Whitlow and Ariana Whitlow of Vine Grove and many other relatives and friends.
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VISITATION: 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M., Friday, April 6, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 P.M., Friday, April 6, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Richard Lowe
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO MUSC FOUNDATION FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME

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Rita Nelson Cobb

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018

Rita Nelson Cobb of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Shelby Bottoms and Alice Greer Bottoms, was born March 30, 1942, in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died at 8:45 A.M., Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in Campbellsville. Age: 76
She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Pitman Valley Baptist Church.
Rita was a former employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville and a retired employee of Wal-Mart.
She united in marriage to Pete Nelson August 15, 1959 and he preceded her in death May 2, 1978.
She later united in marriage to Claude Cobb July 15, 1989 and he preceded her in death February 26, 2005.
Rita enjoyed gardening and spending time with family and friends; she never met a stranger.
She is survived by one daughter and one son: Missy Chelf and husband, Doug of Campbellsville and Greg Nelson and wife, Lisa of Lexington; and became a mother to her nieces, Patty Phillips and Linda (Russell) Skaggs after the death of their mother. Rita is also survived by six grandchildren: Austin Chelf, Candace Bradley and husband, Joey, Clay Nelson, Jessi Phillips, Jenny Skaggs and Andi Skaggs; three great-grandchildren: Ava Bradley and Sophi and Kellan Glapion; one brother and two sisters: J. D. Bottoms and wife, Lori of Galveston, Texas, Margaret Shively of Campbellsville and Mary Nelson of Louisville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters: Ronald Bottoms, Ralph Bottoms, James Bottoms, Lenny Bottoms, Ruth Price, Carolyn Thompson, Leona Hughes and Hazel Beasley.
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VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Friday, April 6, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Jim Durham
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
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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Leslie “Les” Henderson, 91

Posted by on Apr 1, 2018

Leslie Richard “Les” Henderson, the son of the late David and Anna Swan Henderson, was born Thursday, October 14, 1926 in White Plains, New York and departed this life on Friday, March 30, 2018 at his home in the Knifley Community (Adair County). He was 91 years, 5 months and 17 days of age.
He was Veteran, having served in the United States Navy. He was a land developer and entrepreneur for most of his adult life. He was named Business Man of the Year in Columbus, Ohio in 1965 and was in the Olympic Diving Hall of Fame and was of the Methodist Faith.
He united in marriage to Betty Jane Young who preceded him in death in 1995 he later united in marriage to Tammy Garnes, who also preceded him in death in 2018.
Survivors include: four children: Susan Aluise and companion Dennis Coomer of Russell County, Bobbie Jo Henderson and partner Brian Hooper of Columbus, Ohio, Michelle Kingdollar and husband Bill of Columbia, and L.D. Henderson of Columbus, Ohio; 9 grandchildren: Jamie, Josh, Ashley, Amber, Jacob, Billy, Kimberly, Aaron and Lakette and husband Travis; 10 great-grandchildren; his furry friend: Friskie and a host of other family and close friends.
The funeral service for Les Henderson will be conducted Monday, April 2, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home with cremation to follow the service. Bro. Steve Orr will be officiating.
Visitation after 1:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home.

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Bobby Gilpin

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018

Bobby Gilpin of Campbellsville, son of the late Harry Gilpin and Gladys Sullivan Gilpin, was born May 8, 1932, in Taylor County, Kentucky. He died at 1:24 A.M., Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Campbellsville. Age: 85
He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and custodian for several years.
Bobby was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville and also a farmer. He loved his farm and was an avid gardener.
He united in marriage to Peggy Wilcoxson March 10, 1951.
Besides his beloved wife, Peggy Gilpin, whom he took tender loving care of after she became ill, he is survived by two sons: Larry Gilpin and wife, Debbie and Bill Gilpin and wife, Karen of Campbellsville; three grandchildren: Holly Carroll and husband, Chris of Cashion, Oklahoma, Miranda Zottman and husband, Corey and Aaron Gilpin and wife, Meredith of Campbellsville; four great-grandchildren: Jack Zottman and John Zottman of Campbellsville and Maggie Carroll and Reed Carroll of Cashion, Oklahoma; one sister-in-law, Betty Gilpin of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister: Jimmy Gilpin and Bettye Mann.
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VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Friday, March 30, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Larry Rowell and Rev. John Butler
BURIAL: Brookside Cemetery
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO BEECH GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH BUILDING FUND, GIDEON BIBLES OR TAYLOR REGIONAL ARCHIVE CENTER (TRAC) AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME

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Ham Johnson

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018

Ham Johnson of Campbellsville, son of the late William Roscoe Johnson and Sudie Collins Johnson, was born October 25, 1935, in Green County, Kentucky. He died at 9:12 A.M., Monday, March 26, 2018 in Lexington. Age: 82
He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Lowell Avenue Baptist Church.
He served his country honorably in the United States Army.
Ham was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville.
Some of his hobbies were fishing, coaching softball and horseback riding.
He united in marriage to Charlene Hodges December 24, 1957.
Besides his wife, Charlene Johnson of Campbellsville, he is survived by two daughters: Penny Thompson and husband, Dean of Campbellsville and Lisa Cox and husband, Doug of Mannsville; four grandchildren: Brandon Rucker and wife, Bridgette of Campbellsville, Tiffany Cox and fiance’ Jason Malone and Josh Cox and wife, Jennifer of Mannsville and Matt Thompson and wife, Stephanie of Campbellsville; three great-granddaughters: Piper Rucker, Matilyn Thompson and Maci Thompson; two sisters: Marie Edwards and husband, Owen of London and June Morgan of Jacksonville, Florida; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Gerald Douglas Cox, III and one brother and two sisters: Claude Johnson, Bessie Salsman and Thelma Stabell and a brother in infancy.
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VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Friday, March 30, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Dave Walters
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens with full military honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard

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Bro. Robbie Spencer

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018

Bro. Robbie Spencer of Campbellsville, son of Bro. Ben Spencer and Shirley Saunders Spencer, was born September 28, 1965, in Adair County, Kentucky. He died at 1:55 A.M., Sunday, March 25, 2018 in Louisville. Age: 52
He professed faith in Christ and was the current pastor of East Campbellsville Church of God. He had also served as pastor at Arwood Church of God and Gordon Road Church of God in Virginia.
He was a very talented song-writer, musician and artist. He loved his family, church and sharing the Gospel with all he knew.
Robbie was instrumental in starting the Fe India Children’s orphanage and had a heart for mission work.
He united in marriage to Denise Davis on April 6, 1985.
Besides his wife, Denise Spencer of Campbellsville, he is survived by two sons and three
daughters: Ben Spencer, Caleb Spencer and Bethany Wilson and husband, Joshua of Campbellsville, Sarah Holt and husband, David of Elk Horn and Emily Spencer of Elizabethtown; four granddaughters: Maylee and Alaina Holt of Elk Horn and Emma and Evelyn Wilson of Campbellsville; his parents, Bro. Ben and Shirley Spencer of Campbellsville; three brothers and five sisters: Marty Spencer and wife, Dana, Brian Spencer and wife, Michelle and Tonya Hagan and husband, Greg of Campbellsville, Djuana Nolley and husband, Greg of Elk Horn, Dwayne Spencer and wife, Tammy of Cookville, Tennessee, Lori Perez and husband, Ramiro of Elizabethton, Tennessee, Rhonda Nuñez and husband, Luis of Homestead, Florida and Barbara Jean Swenson and husband, Pete of Lebanon, Missouri; his mother-in-law, Beverly Davis of Campbellsville; his father-in-law, Terry Davis of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Spencer.
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VISITATION: 4:00 – 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:00 P.M., Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Bro. Brad Epperson and Bro. Dennis Creech
BURIAL: Benningfield Cemetery, Marion County, Kentucky
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO FE INDIA CHILDREN’S MISSION AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME

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George Williams

Posted by on Mar 24, 2018


George Williams of Campbellsville, son of the late John E. “Mose” Williams and Mary Edna Thompson Williams, was born February 29, 1924 in the Oak Grove section of Taylor County, Kentucky. He died at 7:15 P.M., Friday, March 23, 2018 in Campbellsville. Age: 94
He professed faith in Christ and was baptized a member of Mt. Union Baptist Church in Green County, later changing his membership to Pleasant Union Baptist Church.
An article in the Central Kentucky News-Journal portrayed George’s accomplishments very well, stating, “besides being the first black police officer in Campbellsville to patrol outside the black neighborhood and the first black to hold an elected office in Taylor County, Williams was also the first black downtown business owner and the first black Greyhound Bus station owner in the entire United States. In 1986, voters in Taylor County elected Williams as jailer. He also drove a delivery truck for the Central Kentucky News-Journal.
He did that part-time for 32 years.”
He united in marriage to Allene Cowherd in 1944 and she preceded him in death on February 26, 1989.
He later united in marriage to Celia Robinson DeMers November 11, 1992.
Besides his wife, Celia Demers Williams of Campbellsville, he is survived by two daughters and one son: Rebecca Ann Henry and husband, James of Oswego, Illinois, Wanda Sue Webb and husband, Otis and Larry Williams and wife, Wendy of Campbellsville; five step-sons: Brian DeMers and wife, Debbie of Chugiac, Alaska, Dan DeMers and wife, Julie of Tumwater, Washington, David DeMers and wife, Monique of Elk Grove, California, Mike DeMers and wife, Vanessa of Camby, Indiana and Steve DeMers and wife, Elaine of Summersville; nineteen grandchildren: Lavelle Henry and Annetta Henry of Oswego, Illinois, Shon Williams of Flint, Michigan, Kelly Williams of Campbellsville, Lorry Pinkston of Louisville, LaTonya King of Campbellsville, Aaron DeMers of Campbellsville, Alethea DeMers of Yokosuka, Japan, Alex Woods of Columbus, Ohio, Sierra DeMers of Frankfort, Jacqueline DeMers of Frankfort, Kyli DeMers and Wyatt DeMers of Tumwater, Washington, Chris DeMers of Santa Margarita, California, Savannah Oaxaca-DeMers of Elk Grove, California, Asa DeMers of Camby, Indiana, Stephen DeMers and Amanda DeMers of Elizabethown and Meagan Molenkine of Oswego, Illinois; twenty-five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; special nephew, Randy Williams of Campbellsville; sister-in-law, Jewel Williams of Aurora, Illinois; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by five brothers: Carl Williams, Emmett Williams, Richard Williams, Ollie Homer Williams and Mitchell Williams and a grandson, Nivarian Shively.
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VISITATION: 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M., Monday, March 26, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev.Michael Caldwell

BURIAL: Pleasant Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Green County, Kentucky

EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME

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William “Bill” Preston, 85

Posted by on Mar 24, 2018

Mr. William Edward “Bill” Preston of Campbellsville, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 23, 2018 at the VA Medical Center in Lexington after a brief illness. Born on March 6, 1933 to the late James William and Beatrice (Stinnett) Preston, he was 85 years and 17 days of age. Mr. Preston was a retired realtor and had served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Always a proud and supportive husband and father, he enjoyed being outside gardening and coaching Little League. His bright smile will forever be memorialized in the Facebook and Snapchat accounts he kept up to date.

He leaves to cherish his memory:

His wife: Lucy (Yarborough) Preston,

Four children: Alyssa Wiederhoeft and husband Eric of Michigan, Phillip Preston of Lexington, Adam Preston and wife Brittany of Campbellsville, and Benjamin Preston of Campbellsville,

A chosen child: Janet Davis of Shelbyville,

Five grandchildren: Peyton LaFever, Emma LaFever, Ava Wiederhoeft, Greyson Preston, and Avery Preston,

One expectant grandson, William and a host of other family and close friends.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Preston on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Jim Collison will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Lebanon National Cemetery with Full Military Honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard., 20 Hwy 208, Lebanon, KY.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, March 26, from 5:00-7:00 PM.

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Reta Arlene Chenoweth, age 67

Posted by on Mar 22, 2018

Reta Arlene Chenoweth, 67 years, 10 months and 3 days of age, of Campbellsville, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at her residence.

Reta was born in Taylor County on Thursday, May 18, 1950 to the late Dwight Edgar and Nancy Catherine Lewis Giles.   Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Brenda Ann Wesley and two sisters, Lois Ann Jackson and Marlene Pike.

She was known by many having worked as a seamstress at Fruit of the Loom for several years.

She is survived by a son, Jeffrey D. Hayes of Casey County and one sister and two brothers, Jolene McDaniel and her husband Steve, Dwight Stephen Giles and his wife Glenda, all of Campbellsville, Tony Curtis Giles and wife Wanda of South Port, Florida, a brother-in-law, Bobby Jackson of Cottondale, Florida, and two step-daughters, Angela Fisher of Georgia and Amy Woltman.  She is also survived by 4 step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service for Reta Arlene Chenoweth will be on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Jackson officiating.   Burial will be at Antioch Cemetery in Casey County with bearers being Dillon Kelly, Phillip Sneed, Joey Jackson, Bryce McDaniel, Aaron Jackson and Shaun Pike.

The family request visitation on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

For online condolences please visit: http://lyondewittberry.com/tribute/details/1204/Reta-Chenoweth/obituary.html#tribute-start

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