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Ms. Dana Cox Welch of Campbellsville passed from this life on Monday, February 4, 2019 at the Taylor Regional Hospital after an extended illness. Born on June 30, 1974 to the late Dannie Dale Cox and Rebecca (Seaborne) Brown, she was 44 years, 7 months, and 5 days of age. She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Christian faith. Mrs. Welch was the former manager at Colorama in Campbellsville until her health forced her into early retirement. She cherished her family time, and loved working puzzles or simply watching Netflix with them.
She leaves to mourn her passing:
A fiancée: Michael Cox of Campbellsville,
Two sons: Jacob Scott Welch of Richmond, and Joshua Seth Welch of Campbellsville,
Her step-mother: Mary Cox of Campbellsville,
Four siblings: Richard “Bubby” Brown, Jr. and wife Myra of Greensburg, Brian Rafferty and wife Dana of Campbellsville, Melinda Cox of Campbellsville and John Cox and wife Angela of Louisville. and
And several other relatives and friends, including Tara Seaborne Glover, Julie Franklin, and Kymberli Fitzgerald.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Ms. Welch on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home. Travis Bright will be officiating. Ms. Welch’s request to be cremated will be honored after the service.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, Feb 8, from 11:00 AM until time for the service.
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.
James Walker “Jim” Bryant, the son of the late James Bryant and Ruth (Robinson) Graham, was born December 24, 1947 and departed this life on January 29, 2019. He was 71 years of age.
He was a former attorney and was of the Baptist Faith.
He is survived by a son: Blair Bryant of Louisville.
A memorial service for James Walker “Jim” Bryant will be conducted Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 3:00 P.M. in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home and will be laid to rest with his parents in the Columbia Cemetery. Bro. John Hall will be officiating.
There will be no visitation.
James Ray Hedgespeth of Campbellsville, son of the late Howard Lee Hedgespeth and Letha Sprowles Hedgespeth, was born October 29, 1943, in Taylor County, Kentucky. He died at 11:36 A.M., Saturday, February 2, 2019 in Lexington. Age: 75
He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Mt. Roberts Baptist Church.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served his country honorably in the United States Army.
James was a retired welder with Campbellsville Industries and more recently Tech Fab in Campbellsville. In his spare time James enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He united in marriage to Mary Jane Gilbert December 3, 1976 and she preceded him in death April 8, 1982.
James is survived by one daughter and one son: Tammie Lynn Durham and James Ray Hedgespeth Jr.; one grandson, Jessie James Durham; one brother-in-law, Donald Underwood all of Campbellsville; three nieces and three nephews: Letha Davidson, Regina Thompson, Sheila Warren, Brian Allen, James Underwood and Steve Underwood; two great nieces, two great nephews and two great-great nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by two grandsons: David Thomas Durham and Thomas Wayne Morgan II; two sisters: Aileen Allen and Bernice Underwood, one nephew, David Allen.
VISITATION: After 11:00 A.M., Tuesday February 5, 2019 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church by Bro. Freddy Thompson
BURIAL: Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO HOSPARUS OF GREEN RIVER OR FUNERAL EXPENSES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
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Mr. Steven Earl LeRoy of Campbellsville passed from this life on Friday, February 1, 2019 at his home after a short but valiant fight with cancer. Born in Norway, Maine on June 28, 1957, he was 61 years, 7 months, and 4 days of age.
Mr. Leroy had joined the Army at the age of eighteen, and would later continue his studies at the University of Louisville and Campbellsville College. He loved the outdoors, and spent many an afternoon teaching his children how to bait a hook or find ginseng.
He leaves to cherish his memory:
His stepfather: Jack Stanley LeRoy of Bloomfield,
A companion and caretaker: Charlotte (Hoots) LeRoy Mouser of Campbellsville,
Four children: Jeremy LeRoy of Springfield, Stephanie LeRoy and fiancé Jonathan Cruse of Campbellsville, Julia LeRoy of Campbellsville, and Michael Robertson and wife Natasha of Campbellsville,
Five brothers and one sister: Paul LeRoy of Campbellsville, Pete LeRoy of North Carolina, John LeRoy and wife Maggie May of New Haven, Richard LeRoy of Florida, David LeRoy of Shepherdsville, and Kathy Tharp and husband Ricky of Bloomfield,
And a host of other family and friends.
He was also preceded in death by his mother, Doris Ethel (Fitchett) LeRoy, and an infant brother, Stanley LeRoy.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. LeRoy on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 12:00 PM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home. Sis. Linda Cundiff will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Lebanon National Cemetery with full military honors being conducted by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, Feb 5, from 10:00 AM until time for the service.
Geneva Sidebottom of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Charlie Thomas Morris and Lydia Goldie Vance Morris Young, was born November 10, 1926 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died at 8:15 P.M., Wednesday, January 30, 2019 in Greensburg. Age: 92
She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Elk Horn Baptist Church.
Geneva was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville.
She is survived by two sons and three daughters: Peggy Humphress and husband, Wally of Campbellsville, Kathy Bagby and husband, Larry of Mannsville, John Sidebottom and wife, Judy of Burlington, Jim Sidebottom and wife, Judy of Bardstown and Monta Rae Eastham and husband, Jeff of Sturgis; fourteen grandchildren: Tammie Creason, Randy Cox, Genesia Sallee (Timmy), Laura Sue Mason (Bill), Anthony Humphress (Katie), Amanda Rice, Derick Sidebottom, TJ Kabler, Kasey Sanders (Tara), Kelly Sanders, Nathanael Bell (Kirsten), Nicholas Eastham (Brittany), Dustin Eastham (Cori); two step-grandchildren: Shawn Bagby (Lindsey) and Jeramie Bagby (Brandy): twenty-four great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Sue Sallee June 11, 2005; a grandson, Chris Sallee June 10, 2017; one brother and two sisters: Joe Thomas Morris Febuary 9, 2003, Cleo Shofner Febuary 2, 2010, Marie Chewning Febuary 7, 2008.
VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Friday, February 1, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A. M. Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Haywood Riner and Dr. Brian Rafferty
BURIAL: Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY ARE REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
Don B. Gabehart of Campbellsville, son of the late George W. Gabehart and Lissie Smallwood Gabehart, was born May 12, 1930, in Casey County, Kentucky. He died at 11:07 A.M., Wednesday, January 30, 2019 in Campbellsville. Age: 88
He professed faith in Christ and attended Acton Baptist Church.
He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served his country honorably in the United States Army.
Don was a former employee of Bourbon Cooperage in Lebanon. He was also a farmer and worked in concrete construction. He had a very competitive spirit, especially when playing corn hole and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family and family meals.
He was a former member of the Merrimac Masonic Lodge.
He united in marriage to Norma Sue Herron May 8, 1965 and she preceded him in death November 26, 2017.
Don is survived by two daughters: Vickie Brock and husband, Eddie of Campbellsville and Melissa Neary and husband, David of Elizabethtown; six grandchildren: Skyler Swafford, Aaron Brock and wife, Elesha and Mackenzie Brock and wife, Jessika of Campbellsville, Chase Hubbard, Elizabeth Neary and Johnathan Neary of Elizabethtown; five great-grandchildren: Zoey, Penny, Kaylee, Hudson and Abaigail; one brother-in-law, Terry Herron of Campbellsville; one sister-in-law, Beatrice Herron of Liberty; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters: Roy Gabehart, Albert Gabehart, Murrell Gabehart, Colbert Gabehart, G. W. Gabehart, Lorena Wethington, Evelyn Dillingham and Irene Payne.
VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Thursday, January 31st , Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Friday, February 1, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Bro. Raymond Atwood
BURIAL: Merrimac Cemetery
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO HOSPARUS OF GREEN RIVER AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
Janette Ellen Zieg Furkin, age 95, died peacefully on January 26, 2019 in Campbellsville, Kentucky. Born in Randolph, Nebraska on August 27, 1923, she was the youngest child and only daughter of Joseph L. Zieg and Nell Kennedy Zieg. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her older brothers, Raymond Gene Zieg and Jack Zieg.
On August 18, 1943, she married James C. “Perk” Furkin, who also predeceased her. They were married for 65 years and together raised three children who survive – James Furkin of Campbellsville, Tana Cooke of Bonita Springs, Florida and Scott Furkin (Mary Pace) of Louisville. She is also survived by five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Having professed faith in Christ at an early age, she was an Elder of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and a longtime member of Bethel First Presbyterian Church. Known as “Miss Janette” to several generations, she operated Campbellsville Kindergarten at the church for more than 25 years. Each school day began with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance and the students were taught the alphabet, numbers, colors and other basics along with important socialization skills such as how to share and work cooperatively with others.
As a co-owner of Top Hat Caterers, she applied her creativity and culinary skills to produce memorable receptions, parties and events, spreading hospitality across central Kentucky for nearly 25 years. She was a proud Kentucky Colonel.
Among the first generation of American women born with suffrage, she took an interest in public affairs and always exercised her right to vote, including in the most recent election where she voted by absentee ballot. For 20 years, she worked at the polls every primary and general election day.
A member of the “Greatest Generation,” she shared its common values – duty, honor, economy, courage, service, love of God, family and country and, above all, responsibility for oneself. She saw the good in everyone, smiled even in the midst of adversity and reveled in the company of family and friends.
VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home and after 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Bethel First Presbyterian Church
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Bethel First Presbyterian Church in Campbellsville by Rev. Jim Murphy
ENTOMBMENT: Brookside Mausoleum
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO BETHEL FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OR KOSAIR CHARITIES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
Mrs. Alta C. (Sparks) Crawley of Campbellsville passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2019 at the Summit Manor Nursing Home, being 92 years, 2 months, and 15 days of age. She was born in Cumberland County on November 11, 1926 to the late Talmage and Bobie (Traylor) Sparks. Mrs. Crawley had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church. As a young lady, she met and fell in love with Mr. Herman Crawley, and they married on December 28, 1946. They remained a devoted couple until his death in 1990. She enjoyed quilting and gardening, and was a passionate participant and teacher in the Lastone Circle at her church over 40 years.
She leaves to cherish her memory:
Three children: Stephen Crawley and wife Lora, and Charles Crawley, all of Campbellsville, and Charlotte Grider of Columbia,
Four grandchildren: Jason Grider and wife Deanna, Brent Grider and wife Courtney, Cara Benningfield and husband John, and Dana Bibelhauser and husband Brandon,
Six great-grandchildren: Bailey, Harper, Cohen, Loralie, Levi, and Cedar,
And several extended family members and close friends.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Preston Sparks and Howard Sparks; a sister, Maxine Cole; and a daughter-in-law, Laura Jo Buckles.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Crawley on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Tony Franklin will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3878 Greensburg Rd, Campbellsville, KY.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 29, from 10:00 AM until time for the service.
Jason Grider, Bailey Grider, Brent Grider, Brandon Bibelhauser, John Benningfield, and Barry Parsons will serve as pallbearers.
Lawrence George Rowell Jr., 63, of Campbellsville died January 25, 2019 surrounded by family.
Born in Moultrie, Ga., Larry was the son of the late Lawrence George Rowell Sr. and Earlene Wilson Rowell. He never met a stranger and had friends around the world.
He was a licensed real estate broker and past president of Rowell Realty and Auction Co. He became a minister in 1978 and served as associate pastor of Beargrass Christian Church in Louisville and pastor of First Baptist Church in Lyons, Ga. He and his family were missionaries in Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Nigeria. After returning to the states, he was minister of education at Campbellsville Baptist Church and pastor of Beech Grove Baptist Church in Black Gnat.
Larry was a staff writer and editor of the Casey County News in Liberty and interim editor for the Greensburg Record Herald in Greensburg. He was also involved in the community through Kiwanis and was a chaplain for the Campbellsville Taylor County Rescue Squad as well as serving on the Taylor, Adair and Casey County Foster Parent Review Boards.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Edwina Mills Rowell; son, Parker Rowell of Elizabethtown; brother, Tommy Rowell (Julie) of Moultrie, Ga.; sister, Becky Rowell (Uli Keller) of St. Simons Island, Ga.; brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be January 28, 2019 at 11:00 am at Campbellsville Baptist Church. Burial will be in Ekron Baptist Church Cemetery at 3:00 pm. Visitation is 5:00 – 8:00 pm, January 27, 2019 at Campbellsville Baptist Church and after 8:00 am, January 28, 2019 also at Campbellsville Baptist Church.
Expressions of sympathy are requested to be donations to Beech Grove Baptist Church or Baptist Global Response and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.
Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Betty Nelson Sharp of Campbellsville, daughter of the late William Nelson and Edna Stearman Nelson, was born March 8, 1921 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died at 8:55 A.M., Monday, January 21, 2019 in Greensburg. Age: 97
She professed faith in Christ and had been a member of Robinson Creek Baptist Church since 1950.
Betty was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville.
She was a great cook and loved feeding her family.
She united in marriage to Raymond Hobson “Peanut” Sharp January 3, 1942 and he preceded her in death May 12, 1994.
She is survived by three sons: Kenneth Sharp and wife, Emma, Jerry Sharp and Randall Sharp and wife, Sharon of Campbellsville; six grandchildren: Evangela Sharp Cave and husband, Bernie, Ernie Sharp and wife, Cindie, Suzette Sharp Akridge and husband, Lee, Shanon Sharp Clark, Beth Sharp Wilson and husband, Terry, and Todd Sharp and wife, Brandie; sixteen great-grandchildren: Javen Cave, Karrie Cave, Zachery Sharp, Gabriel Sharp, Breanna Sharp, Samantha Akridge, Devan Wasson, Ashleigh Knopp and husband Travis, Austin Yates and wife, Jessie, Presley Wilson, Bobby Wilson, Gracie Wilson, Savanna Sharp, McKynzee Gumm, Keegan Zulager and Rylee Zulager; four great-great-grandchildren: Gunnar Cave, Jackson Knopp, Noah Knopp, Annabelle Knopp and expecting Lucy Knopp; two sisters and one brother: Thelma Barnes and husband , Kelsay “Bug” Barnes and Rachel Durham and husband, Howard and Allen Nelson of Campbellsville; three sisters-in-law: Ruby Nelson, Evelyn Fisher, and Helen Sharpe of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by one great-grandson, Brent Sharp and six siblings: Pearl Sullivan, Ruth Nelson, Gladys Milby, Florence Curry, Buckner Nelson and David Lee “Joaner” Nelson.
VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:00 P.M., Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Jim Collison III and Rev. Jason Keltner
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens