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Welby Martin

Posted by on May 10, 2018

Welby Martin of Campbellsville, son of the late Vernon “Radio” Martin and Arlie Mae Brockman Martin, was born August 29, 1948 in Taylor County, Kentucky. He died at 12:05 P.M., Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Campbellsville. Age: 69
Welby was a retired glazer with Central Kentucky Glass Company. He professed faith in Christ and attended Pitman Valley Baptist Church.
Welby love traveling, listening to gospel music with his wife, camping and UK basketball, but most of all he loved his grandchildren.
He united in marriage to Doris Jean Stephens June 11, 1977 and she preceded him in death November 17, 2013.
He is survived by one son and one daughter: Rodney Martin and Cindie Sharp and husband, Ernie of Campbellsville; five grandchildren: Gabriel Sharp and Breanna Sharp of Campbellsville, Zachery Sharp of Dallas, Texas, Mark Martin and Hannah Martin of Eubank, Kentucky; two brothers: Wallace Martin and wife, Sandy of Georgetown and Ervin Martin and wife, Linda of Elizabethtown; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by two sisters: Joyce Lee and Juanita Carter.
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VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Friday, May 11, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Dannie Nelson
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
EXPRESSISONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO HOSPARUS OF GREEN RIVER OR GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME

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Louise Gray

Posted by on May 7, 2018

Louise Gray of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Orvil Overton and Mabel Colvin Overton, was born June 29, 1934 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She passed over Jordan at 7:03 A.M., Sunday, May 6, 2018 in Campbellsville. Age: 83
She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church where she enjoyed many activities with the Young At Heart Group and had dedicated more than 50 years to teaching Sunday School both there and at Robinson Creek Baptist Church. She loved life, loved shopping and love taking care of others.
She united in marriage to G.E. Gray on June 23, 1951.
Besides her husband, G.E. Gray of Campbellsville, she is survived by two sons: Mark Gray of Campbellsville and Jamie Gray and wife, Bobbie of Georgetown; four grandchildren: Troy Gray of Campbellsville, Lindsay Nordin and husband, Danny of Nicholasville, Jacob Gray and Savannah Gray of Georgetown; two great-grandchildren: Bennett Nordin and Samuel Nordin of Nicholasville; one brother and one sister: Jim Overton and wife, Inez of Elizabethtown and Carolyn Belk and husband, Jerry of Louisville; one brother-in-law, R.C. Hardesty of Louisville; a special caregiver and friend, Beverly Cox of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by one son, George Kerry Gray and three sisters: Joyce Griffin, Norma Jean Willis, and Geraldine Hardesty.
The family would like to express their appreciation for the care she received from Dr. Myhand, of whom she was so fond.
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VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Brad Lauer
ENTOMBMENT: Family Mausoleum at Brookside Cemetery
FAMILY REQUEST EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY BE DONATIONS TO THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME

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William Ray “Banjo” O’Banion

Posted by on May 6, 2018

William Ray “Banjo” O’Banion of Campbellsville, son of the late William Byron O’Banion and Dorothy Ray Hord O’Banion, was born May 11, 1947, in Marion County, Kentucky. He died at 6:37 P.M., Saturday, May 5, 2018 in Campbellsville. Age: 70
He professed faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith.
He served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1966-1968 and was stationed in Korea.
He was a knitter at Fruit of the Loom for twenty eight years.
He enjoyed hunting, traveling, camping, Kentucky basketball and family gatherings.
He united in marriage to Sheila George on July 1, 1989.
Besides his wife, Sheila O’Banion of Campbellsville, he is also survived by two brothers and one sister: Harold O’Banion and wife, Nancy and Donald O’Banion and wife, Vicky of Campbellsville and Diane Estep and husband, Kenneth of Elizabethton, Tennessee; his mother in law, Cecil Pearl George of Columbia; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Michael E. “Sleepy” O’Banion and a sister, Wanda Kay O’Banion in infancy.
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VISITATION: 5:00-8:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Dr. Paul Patton

BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens with full military honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard

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Randy Joe Phelps

Posted by on May 5, 2018

Randy Joe Phelps of Campbellsville, son of the late Jamie Phelps and Thelma Harrington Phelps, was born August 3, 1953 in Pulaski County, Kentucky. He died Friday, May 4, 2018 in Campbellsville. Age: 64
Joe was a co-owner of Phelps Electric and also worked as a Foreman for Pike Electric Construction.
Joe professed faith in Christ and was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed spending time and talking with family and friends, being outdoors and watching old westerns.
He united in marriage to Kathy Erp on September 20, 1984.
Besides his wife of thirty-three and a half years, Kathy Phelps of Campbellsville, he is survived by five daughters and one son: Nikki Phelps of Elizabethtown, JoAnna Finney and husband, Michael, and Misty Matheny and husband, Michael of Lexington, Tiffany McCoy and husband, Jason of Nicholasville, Kim Slone and husband, William of Somerset and Joe Phelps and wife, Kathy of Richmond; fifteen grandchildren: Logan Carmickle, Kyle Phelps, Marshall Finney, Lilli Finney, Mason Matheny, Ella Matheny, Jameson Matheny, Anna Kate Matheny, Emme Matheny, Hunter Vaughn, Nicolas Vaughn, Wesley McCoy, Keegan McCoy, Julie Masticola and Reagen Masticola; one brother and one sister: Harvey Phelps and wife, Dorothy of Somerset and Patsy Crowe and husband, Charlie of Somerset; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister: Johnny Lewis Phelps, Rocky Phelps, Ronnie Phelps, Robert Phelps and Kay Keeney.

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VISITATION: 5:00-8:00 P.M., Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville
11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M., Monday, May 7, 2018 at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home in Somerset

FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:00 P.M., Monday, May 7, 2018 at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home in Somerset by Rev. Tony Franklin

BURIAL: Piney Grove Cemetery #1, Pulaski County, Kentucky

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Joel “Joey” Davidson, 56

Posted by on May 5, 2018

Joel “Joey” Davidson, the son of Nina (Riley) Davidson of Campbellsville and the late Alfred Davidson, was born Tuesday, January 30, 1962 in Brown County, Ohio and departed this life on Friday, May 4, 2018 in Campbellsville at his home. He was 56 years, 3 months and 5 days of age.
He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Baptist Faith. He was a farmer, a former salesman and a former employee of Cox Interiors in Campbellsville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife: Letha Allen Davidson; his brothers: Phillip Davidson and wife Gwen, Steve Lewis and wife Bonnie, Kenny Lewis and wife Terri all of Campbellsville, Richard Lewis and wife Mary of Ohio; a sister: Carlene Evans and husband Danny of Ohio; brothers and sisters in-law: Brian Allen, Regina Thompson and husband Freddy, David Allen and Sheila Warren all of Campbellsville; special friends: Henry Walton Pierce and Terry Underwood both of Campbellsville and Doug DeSpain of Greensburg and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Joel “Joey” Davidson will be Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Taylor County with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation after 2 PM on Sunday at the church.
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers: Terry Underwood, Tony Johnson, Gerald Skaggs, Kent Bland, Mike Keeling and Chad Heath.
Memorials are suggested to Hosparus of Green River or Gideon Bible Donations, both can be made at the funeral home, at the church or online at www.lrpetty.com “How Can I Help Tab”.

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Walter Gregg Young, Sr.

Posted by on May 4, 2018

Walter Gregg Young, Sr. of Campbellsville, son of the late Walter Chaney Young and Juanita Jean Powell Young, was born January 12, 1934 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. He died at 7:30 P.M., Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in Elizabethtown. Age: 84
Walter served his country honorably in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and proudly retired after twenty-four years.
He was a member of the American Legion Edwards-O’Banion Post No. 82.
He is survived by one son and one daughter: Walter Gregg Young, II and wife, Brenda of Palm Bay, Florida and Juanita Ann Young of Campbellsville; two grandchildren: Abby Young and Hunter Young of Florida and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle Rae Young August 23, 2017.

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VISITATION: 9:00 – 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 25, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 25, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Chaplain Steve Orr
BURIAL: Lebanon National Cemetery with full military honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO THE AMERICAN LEGION EDWARDS-O’BANION POST NO. 82
AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME

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Florice Larimore, age 95

Posted by on May 1, 2018

Florice M. Larimore, 95 years, 7 months and 16 days of age, of the Black Gnat Community, died Monday, April 30, 2018 at Campbellsville Nursing and Rehab Center.

Florice was born on September 14, 1922 in Green County, the daughter of the late Samuel G. and Mary Sweeney Mears.    Also preceding her in death was her husband Harold H. “Buck” Larimore and her one and only son Michael Lee Larimore.

She spent many years prior to her retirement as a seamstress for Fruit of the Loom.  She had made a profession of faith and was a long-standing member of Beech Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Diane Larimore Troy of Campbellsville, two granddaughters, Michela Larimore of Campbellsville and Leslie Larimore of Loganville, Georgia and a grandson by love, Harold Richard “P.J.” Troy of Campbellsville.    Also surviving are three great grandsons, Christopher Larimore, James “Sid” Larimore, Aleks Larimore, all of Georgia and one great granddaughter, Mackenzie Larimore of Campbellsville.

The service for Florice M. Larimore will be at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Lyon- DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Rowell officiating.    Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery.

The family request visitation between the hours of 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday May 6, 2018 at Lyon- DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy are requested to be donations to Downs Syndrome of South Central Kentucky and may be made at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

For online condolences please visit:  http://lyondewittberry.com/tribute/details/1208/Florice-Larimore/obituary.html#tribute-start

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David Lee “Joaner” Nelson, 86

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018

Mr. David Lee “Joaner” Nelson of Campbellsville, son of the late William and Edna (Stearman) Nelson, passed from this life on Monday, April 30, 2018 after an extended illness. Born on July 28, 1931, he was 86 years, 9 months, and 2 days of age. Mr. Nelson was a retired truck mechanic for Flav-o-Rich and Chappell Dairy. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Robinson Creek Baptist Church. He was a veteran, having served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps from 1952-1955. Mr. Nelson enjoyed stock car racing, and won several trophies as an amateur driver. As a man that always tried to better himself, he was also a competitive bowler, but he loved his family above all else.

He leaves to cherish his memory:

His wife: Ruby (Carlisle) Nelson of Campbellsville,

A step-daughter: Pam Gribbins and husband Eric of Campbellsville,

A step-son: Keith Spurling of Campbellsville,

Four siblings: Thelma Barnes, Betty Sharp, Rachel Durham, and Allen Nelson, all of Campbellsville,

Five grandchildren,

Eleven great-grandchildren,

A special friend: Brian Caulk of Lexington,

And a host of other family and friends.

He was also preceded in death by five siblings: Pearl Sullivan, Ruth Nelson, Gladys Milby, Florence Curry, and Buckner Nelson.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Nelson on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Jim Collison will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Zion Cemetery, Maple Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Full military honors will be conducted by the Marion County Veteran’s Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 2, after 10:00 AM until time for the service.

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Willie Mason “Bill” French

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018

Willie Mason “Bill” French of Campbellsville, son of the late George French and Emon Whitlock French, was born October 19, 1921, in Taylor County, Kentucky. He died at 11:44 P.M., Sunday, April 29, 2018 in Campbellsville. Age: 96
He professed faith in Christ and was of the Pentecostal faith. Bill was instrumental in starting the Jesus Name Church and he steadily reaffirmed the importance of walking with Jesus to his family.
He was a retired farmer, enjoyed gardening and in his early years, worked at a sawmill in Elk Horn.
He is survived by two daughters: Viola Sneed and Leona Price of Campbellsville; eight grandchildren: Angie McFall and husband, Larry, Robbie Wilson and wife, Shannon, Daren Wilson and wife, Suzanne of Campbellsville, Karen Clark of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Sharon Clements and Patsy Sluder of Campbellsville, Patricia Pyles of Pensacola, Florida and Billy Ray Perkins and wife, Sharon of Greensburg; special great-granddaughter and caregiver, Mason Taylor Wilson of Campbellsville; a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two brothers: Roy French of Raywick and Kenneth Hardin French of Louisville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by the mother of his children, Olia Mae DeWitt Harris French; two grandchildren: Rhonda Mae Richerson and Naomia Keith; three brothers and four sisters: Chester French, Walter French, Charlie French, Mildred Wheatley, Opal Scott, Bertha French and Dorothy French and two step-children: Kenneth Harris and Frances Cave.
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VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Raymond Atwood
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY ARE REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME

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Doris Aliene (Herron) Rector, 79

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018

Doris Aliene Rector of Columbia, the daughter of the late Robert Leslie and Hazel Emma Campbell Herron, was born Thursday, December 22, 1939 in Campbellsville and departed this life on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Lexington at the UK Medical Center. She was 79 years, 4 months and 5 days of age.
She had made a profession of Faith in Christ and was of the Pentecostal Faith. She enjoyed reading the Bible and spending time with family and friends and was a homemaker.
She united in marriage to John Wesley “JW” Rector, who preceded her in death. Besides her father she was preceded in death by a son: Robert Hunt; five brothers: Bill Herron, Roy Herron, Larry Herron, Danny Herron and James Robert Herron and two sisters: Mary Lou Langelier and Shirley O’Banion.
Survivors include: Survivors include a son: Stephen Hunt and wife Marcia of Sullivan, Indiana; six sisters: Helen South of Indiana, Brenda Forshier, Barbara Gastent and JoAnn Alexander, all of Illinois, Janet JeRue and Linda Gaskins, both of Columbia; three brothers: Jeffrey Herron of Columbia, Bobby Herron and Gene Herron both of Illinois and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Doris Aliene Rector will be Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville with burial to follow in the Brookside Cemetery.
Visitation after 10:30 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home.
Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the funeral expense fund, which can be made at the funeral home or online at www.lrpetty.com “How Can I Help Tab”

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