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Mr. Roger William Beams of Greensburg passed peacefully from this life on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at his home. Born to the late Ned and Myrtle (Rogers) Beams in Sandwich, Illinois on June 28, 1943, he was 75 years, 4 months, and 18 days of age. After the untimely passing of his mother, he was loved and raised by his father and stepmother, Kathleen Beams. He was a talented fabricator, both of stories and metalworks, and owned Taylor County Welding for many years. Mr. Beams professed faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith. He believed in service to others, and evidenced such as a member of the Pitman Masonic Lodge #124 F&AM. He was a man of honor and integrity, and he loved having fun with his family and friends. His quick wit and dry sense of humor will be dearly missed.
He leaves to cherish his memory:
One son: Rondall Beams and wife Hope, and his mother Mary Lou Graham-Graham, all of Campbellsville,
His companion: Stacy L. Reynolds of Greensburg,
One sister: Barbara Sieler and husband Richard of Montana,
Three grandchildren: Leticia Bailey, Charity Cassady, and Faith Corbin and husband Alex,
His River Family,
And a host of other family and close friends.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Beams on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 6:00 PM EST (5:00 PM CST) in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. In fulfillment of Mr. Beams wishes, his friends and family will be sharing laughter and memories. Cremation will follow the service.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 4:00 PM EST (3:00 PM CST) until time for the service.
Eva P. Smith of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Thomas Edward White and Clara Ida Wilson White, was born November 19, 1930 in Plainview, Texas. She died at 4:45 P.M., Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in Campbellsville. Age: 87
Eva professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Campbellsville Baptist Church.
She united in marriage to Bill Smith August 27, 1949.
Besides her husband, Bill Smith, she is survived by two sons and two daughters: Fred Smith and wife, Diane and Beth Caler and husband, David of Campbellsville, Dr. Edward Smith and wife, Sharon of South Carolina and Rita Isbell and husband, Robert of Texas; nine grandchildren: James Robert Isbell and wife Monica, Shane Smith, Sharon Smith, Zachary Smith and wife, Gina, Caleb Smith and wife, Hailey, Jacob Smith, Joshua Smith and wife, Kaitlyn, Hannah Smith Haslam and husband Pete, and Rachael Smith Lusco and husband, Brian; ten great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Sarah Smith and two brothers and two sisters: Paul White, William “Bill” White, Luna Pendleton and Eunice Baker.
A memorial will be scheduled at a later date.
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
James Matthew Thompson, the son of the late Marvin and Ruth (Hash) Thompson, was born, Tuesday, June 10, 1941 in Taylor County, KY and departed this life on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in Elizabethtown at the Elizabethtown Nursing and Rehab. He was 77 year of age.
He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Elk Horn Baptist Church. He was a former insurance broker and served with the National Guard. He was an avid University of Kentucky Basketball fan and loved spending time with his grandchildren and playing a round of golf.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law: Jessica and Darren Casteel; a grandson: Breyer Casteel; a granddaughter: Brinkley Casteel, all of Florida; two brothers: Donnie Thompson of Campbellsville and Floyd Thompson of Nashville; a sister: Ann Strader of Campbellsville and a host of other relatives and friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters: Opal Miller, Judy Shuffett, Wanda Zane Thompson and Pauline Hedgespeth.
The funeral service for James Matthew Thompson will be conducted Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11:30 A.M. in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Zion Cemetery.
Family requests visitation after 10:00 A.M. Saturday until time for the service at the funeral home.
Ruby Clark of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Willie Matt Dudgeon and Eva Mae Carroll Dudgeon, was born November 8, 1924 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died at 5:10 A.M., Sunday, November 11, 2018 in Campbellsville. Age: 94 Ruby professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Pitman Valley Baptist Church.
She was a homemaker and dairy farmer and was said to get more milk from her cows because she would sing to them. As a homemaker, she raised six sons and one daughter. Quilting was one of many things that Ruby would do to care for and show her love for her family. When wrapping up in one of her beautiful quilts, you not only feel the warmth she intended, but you can see the love she put into every stitch.
She united in marriage to Gordon Clark August 25, 1945 and he preceded her in death, June 4, 2006.
She is survived by one daughter and six sons and their spouses: Mary and Tommy Cox, Gerald and Janet Clark, Gordon Ray and Faye Clark, Tommy and Sharon Clark, Ricky and Ruthetta Clark, and Timmie and Karen Clark, all of Campbellsville and Donald and Brenda Clark of Corbin; ten grandchildren; eleven great- grandchildren; two step-great-grand-children;
two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law: Doug Clark and Laverne Sapp of Campbellsville and Buford Clark of Macon, Georgia; a special family friend, Jimmy Benningfield of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Angela Clark Davis and four sisters and two brothers: Lottie Lewis, Grace Parker, Gladys Barnett, Gay Walters, Robert “Bob” Dudgeon and Raymond Dudgeon.
VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Parrott &Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville By Bro. Dannie Nelson
BURIAL: Green River Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GREEN RIVER MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY OR GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
J. B. Crawley of Campbellsville, son of the late Dennis Wilmore Crawley and Isla May Hunt Crawley, was born November 30, 1920 in Taylor County, Kentucky. He died at 6:30 A.M., Thursday, November 8, 2018 in Hodgenville. Age: 97
He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon. J.B. also joined many missionary trips with the Baptist Mission Board to several areas of need in North America, South America, Europe and Africa.
As a civilian contracted with the United States Navy during World War II he taught radio and radar technology to the sailors, at this time he also developed many patents while with RCA and on his own.
J. B. was the builder and owner of multiple radio stations.
He was a 32nd degree Mason with the Pitman Mason Lodge #124 F & AM and a member of the Honorable Order of The Kentucky Colonels. He was a former President of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association and former President of the Kentucky Brotherhood. He obtained an Honorary Doctoral degree from Campbellsville University and had served as a Trustee there.
He united in marriage to Elizabeth Perkins December 21, 1941 and she preceded him in death October 26, 2003.
He is survived by one son and one daughter: James Bruce “Jimmy” Crawley, Jr. of Decatur, Alabama and Janie Killian and husband, Dr. Grant Killian of Lighthouse Point, Florida; two grandchildren: Bruce Crawley and wife, Kim and Michele Moore of Somerville, Alabama; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Samuel Crawley of Campbellsville; one sister-in-law, Laverne Crawley of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by one brother and two sisters: D. W. Crawley, Jr., Elizabeth Crawley England and Rebecca Beams.
VISITATION: 11:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M., Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 P.M., Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Dr. James E. Jones
ENTOMBMENT: Brookside Mausoleum
Rev. Otis C. Skaggs of Campbellsville, son of the late Willie R. Skaggs and Virgie Bell Skaggs, was born November 27, 1933 in Taylor County, Kentucky. He died at 7:30 A.M., Thursday, November 8, 2018 in Elizabethtown. Age: 84
He professed faith in Christ and was a member and former pastor of Grandview Baptist Church in Hardin County, Kentucky. Bro. Skaggs was called into the ministry in 1957 and ordained October 25, 1958. His first sermon was preached at Brush Creek Baptist Church September 15, 1957. He pastored for fifty-four years at several churches in Taylor, Green, Larue, Barren, Marion, Hardin, Casey and McCracken counties. While serving as pastor at Broadway Baptist Church in Paducah, he also ministered to over 1.5 million listeners across five states through radio and television programs. These daytime broadcasts were rated the number one listened in that area.
He studied the Bible over 111,000 hours, preached 7,789 sermons, officiated 367 funerals and baptized over 600 believers in Christ. He was a very talented pianist and organist and taught piano lessons for several years. He was the first bass singer for The Joymakers quartet from Greensburg. With no hesitation he would often play his banjo for the family’s entertainment. Bro. Skaggs was very well known for his teaching of the book of Revelation with great detail. He had a great love for his family, nature, gardening and homemade banana pudding. It could be said, that he was a very selfless person who never met a stranger Bro. Otis was a member of the Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonels and served on the Taylor County School Board from 1990 – 1994. He was a graduate of Campbellsville College and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He united in marriage to Shirley Hunt on August 8, 1953.
Besides his wife, Shirley Skaggs of Campbellsville, he is survived by one son and three daughters: Jeff Skaggs, Linda Johnson and spouse, Tony of Campbellsville, Jill Shofner of Greensburg and Lana Guill and husband, Keith of Paducah; seven grandchildren: Justin Welch, Brandon Skaggs and fiancé, Allie Larimore and Brittoni Metcalf and husband, Thomas of Campbellsville, Megan Houston of Jeffersonville, Indiana, Benji Guill and fiancé Tara Martin, Lisa Kidd and husband, Steve and Lexi Guill of Paducah, Kentucky; twelve great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; one sister, Mildred Kirtley of Montgomery, Illinois; two nieces and one nephew and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Doris Skaggs in infancy; two great-grandchildren: Elijah Metcalf and Raven Welch and a brother-in-law, Rob Kirtley.
VISITATION: 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M., Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:00 P.M., Monday, November 12, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Dr. Gary Ervin, Gordon Hash and Rev. Jerry Noe
BURIAL: Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Cemetery
Mr. David Ingram Allen of Campbellsville passed peacefully from this life on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at his home. Born on September 13, 1962 to the late Thomas and Aileen (Hedgespeth) Allen, he was 56 years, 1 month, and 22 days of age. Mr. Allen professed faith in Christ and was a member of Salem Baptist Church. He was a former employee of Beams Grocery and Thrift Bargain Center, and had continued his mother’s Avon route after her passing. He was a well-respected man in the 1st District, and worked many years as a polling clerk in his precinct. He enjoyed collecting Indian artifacts and old money, and took many a leisurely walk through the woods enjoying God’s creation.
He leaves to mourn his passing:
Four siblings: Brian Allen, Regina Thompson and husband Freddy, Shelia Warren, and Letha Davidson, all of Campbellsville,
One aunt: Kathryn Garnett of Campbellsville,
Two uncles: James Hedgespeth and Donald Underwood, both of Campbellsville,
Nieces and nephew: Natalie Hall, Nathan Thompson, and Courtney Mikel,
One great-nephew: Oliver Mikel,
A cousin: James Ray Hedgespeth of Campbellsville,
And several other family members and friends.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Allen on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Mt. Carmel Church Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Freddy Thompson will be officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 11:00 AM until time for the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of Gideon Bibles or donations to Hosparus of Green River. Those can be made in person at the church during visitation, or online anytime through the “How Can I Help” tab on the front page of lrpetty.com
Mrs. Sharon Marie Yocom of Campbellsville passed away at her home at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 2, 2018. Born on March 13, 1962 to Verna (Keene) and the late Oliver Spencer, she was 56 years, 7 months, and 20 days of age. Mrs. Yocom had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith. She was a wife and homemaker, and loved her calling. Her favorite times were those she spent cooking and caring for her children and grandchildren.
She leaves to cherish her memory:
Her husband: Clay Yocom of Campbellsville,
Her mother: Verna Spencer of Louisville,
Four children: Christopher Spencer of Louisville, Tiffany Winkler and husband Daniel of Campbellsville, Jason Yocum of Campbellsville, and Ashley Yocum of Campbellsville,
Three siblings: Deborah Duncan and husband Darrell, Mark Spencer and wife Lisa, and Steve Spencer and wife Dorothy, all of Louisville,
And a host of other family and friends.
She was also preceded in death by a son, James Cahill and a brother: Timothy Spencer.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Yocom on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Daniel Lyons will be officiating. In fulfilment of her wishes, cremation will occur after the service.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, Nov 5, from 4:00 PM until time for the funeral.
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, or online through the “How Can I Help” tab on the front page of lrpetty.com
Mr. Everett Wilson of Campbellsville, son of the late Mack and Myrtle Alma (Wood) Wilson, was born Friday, September 30, 1927 in Taylor County and departed this life on Monday, October 29, 2018 in Hodgenville at the Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. He was 91 years and 1 month of age.
He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Miller’s Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a veteran, having served his country honorably in the United States Air Force. Everett was a former truck driver, but always found time to go fishing.
Survivors include his wife: Freda (Perkins) Wilson of Campbellsville; his children: Dana Coomer of Dayton, Ohio, Greg Scott and wife Jill, and James Scott and wife Susan all of Campbellsville, and Patty Keltner and husband Billy Joe of Columbia; a brother: Buford Wilson of Campbellsville; two grandchildren: Brooke Coomer and Leeann Asher, both of Ohio; 13 step-grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 21 step-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter: Robin Raynor; five brothers: Reed, Ralph, Gilbert, Howard and Floyd Wilson, and a sister: Virginia Taylor.
The funeral service for Mr. Everett Wilson will be Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Green River Memorial Cemetery. Full military honors will be accorded him by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.
Bro. Daniel Lyons and Bro. John Loper will be officiating the funeral service.
Family requests visitation from 5-8 PM on Tuesday at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville.
Memorials are suggested to the Miller’s Chapel United Methodist Church. These may be made in person at the funeral home, or online at www.lrpetty.com/donations.
Nina Riley Lewis Davidson, the daughter of the late Walter and Beulah (Smith) Riley, was born Monday, April 22, 1935 in Williamsburg, KY and departed this life on Monday, October 29, 2018 at her home in Campbellsville. She was 83 years, 6 months and 8 days of age.
She had made a profession of faith in Christ and attended the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and East Campbellsville Church of God.
Nina enjoyed crocheting and gardening, and took pleasure watching the hummingbirds that were attracted to the feeders she had at her home.
She united in marriage on September 24, 1960 to Alfred Davidson, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include five children: Steve Lewis and wife Bonnie, Kenny Lewis and wife Terry, and Phillip Davidson and wife Gwen, all of Campbellsville, Richard Lewis and wife Mary of Cincinnati and Carlene Evans and husband Danny of Hillsboro, OH; a sister: Nancy Back of Amelia, OH; a daughter-in-law: Letha Davidson of Campbellsville; seventeen grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son: Joel Davidson; three sisters: Virginia Cox, Earlene Cox, Elizabeth Partin; and a brother: Dempsey Riley.
The funeral service for Nina Riley Lewis Davidson will be Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Taylor County with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Bro. Freddy Thompson will be officiating.
Family requests visitation after 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the church.
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. These may be made in person at the church, or online at the “How Can I Help” tab on the homepage of this site.