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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.
Russell Glen Mobley of Campbellsville died October 26, 2018 at age 84 of complications from Parkinson’s disease at the Willows at Hamburg in Lexington.
Mobley was born on November 18, 1933 to Elmer Mobley and Ollie Allen Mobley in the Crane Creek community of Clay County as one of nine children. He attended a one-room school and graduated high school from the Oneida Baptist Institute in 1951. After service in the U. S. Air Force, Mobley received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Kentucky. He married Carole Ann McDaniel Mobley of Lexington in 1957. Last year they celebrated their 61st anniversary.
In the early and mid-1960’s Mobley taught high school in the Lexington area, at Lafayette, Bryan Station, and Richmond Model. He directed the Lexington Children’s Theater and produced and directed musical theater for several summers in the Lexington area. He came to Campbellsville University in 1971 and was director of its theater program for 34 years.
Throughout his career, he was involved in local and state politics, church ministry, and sports broadcasting. He was the Republican candidate for the U.S. 6th congressional district in 1968, and served in state government as the Deputy Commissioner of Personnel, then Deputy Commissioner of Parks during the Nunn administration. In Taylor County, he was the Deputy Judge Executive in the late 1980’s. From 2000-08 he served in the Kentucky House of Representatives representing the 51st district (Taylor and Adair counties).
Mobley was an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church (Lexington) and Campbellsville Baptist Church, and served as the Minister of Music at the Palestine Baptist Church and Lowell Ave. Baptist Church, both in Taylor County, during the 1970’s and 80’s.
For two decades he combined his love for sports and theatrical skills as a radio broadcaster for high school football and basketball in the Taylor County area, and served as the “Voice of the Tigers” for Campbellsville University.
Mobley is survived by his wife, Carole. He is also survived by his five children, Gregory Mobley of New Haven, Connecticut; Jeffrey Mobley and his wife Diana Bain Mobley of Nashville, Tennessee; Stephanie Mobley Woodie of Berea; Suzanne Mobley Bennett and her husband Joel Bennett of Lexington; and Joel Mobley and his wife Mary Beth Edwards Mobley of Oxford, Mississippi. He is survived by 13 grandchildren: Hannah Bennett of Lexington, Daniel Bennett of Carbondale, Illinois, Lydia Bennett of New York City, Hunter Mobley of Nashville, Holden Mobley of Nashville, Campbell Mobley of Nashville, Esther Mobley of San Francisco, Gregory Kelley of New York City, Thomas Mobley of Newton, Massachusetts, Eli Woodie of Lexington, Abigail Woodie of Berea, Max Mobley of Oxford, Mississippi, and Alex Mobley of Oxford, Mississippi, and two great-granddaughters Harper Bennett and Belle Mobley.
He is survived by three siblings, Violet Morguson of Lexington, Betty Ruth Hensley and her husband James Hensley of Owensboro, and Joe Lester Mobley of Spring Hill, Tennessee, and fifteen nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Elmer Mobley, Jr., Imon Mobley, John Mobley, Wendell Mobley, and Stephen Mobley.
Mobley was a devoted husband, son, brother, father and grandparent, a mentor to many young people whom he taught or directed, and an avid sportsman who fished, played racquet sports, basketball, and golf. With Carole, he enjoyed travel all over the globe, especially annual trips to New York City for the latest Broadway productions. Gifted in the arts, athletics, public service, and church life, tall and handsome, possessed of a commanding voice and physical presence, yet kind and generous, he naturally assumed the role of “leading man” in the eyes of his family and many others.
A memorial service will be held on November 3 at 4 pm in the Russ Mobley Theater on the campus of Campbellsville University. The family will receive friends at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville from 11:00 A.M. -3:00 P.M. that same day. The family expresses its gratitude to the staff of the Willows at Hamburg for their tender care of our beloved “Papaw” over the past year and a half.
Cliff Lamb of Campbellsville, son of the late Joe Lamb and Nellie Mae Sampley Lamb, was born October 12, 1928, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He died at 4:03 A.M., Monday, October 29, 2018 in Hodgenville. Age: 90
He professed faith in Christ and was a member of the St. Mark United Methodist Church.
He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served his country honorably in the United States Army.
Cliff was a self-employed barber and was the former owner of a barber shop in Orlando, Florida.
He united in marriage to Mae Cornett.
Besides his wife, Mae Lamb of Campbellsville, he is survived by one son and one daughter: Reagan Lamb and wife, Diane of Port St. Lucie, Florida and Leah Lamb of Jacksonville, Florida; four grandchildren: Ryann K. Lamb of Mississippi, Andrew Jordan Lamb and wife, Sarah, Jane Meghan Lamb and Kent Blosser and wife, Kate of Florida; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by one brother and three sisters: George Lamb, Laura Alfrey, Martha Loy and Alice Jones.
VISITATION: 1:00 – 4:00 P.M., Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 4:00 P.M., Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Tony Franklin
BURIAL: 11:00 A.M., Monday, November 5, 2018 at Lebanon National Cemetery with full military honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard
Lanny Druin of Campbellsville, son of the late Charlie R. Druin and Venie Franklin Druin, was born January 13, 1945, in Taylor County, Kentucky. He died at 6:40 A.M., Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Campbellsville. Age: 73
He professed faith in Christ and attended Saloma Baptist Church.
Lanny was a salesman at Cox Interior and had been employed for over thirty six years. He enjoyed playing golf and loved watching his grandsons play sports.
He united in marriage to Ann Curry December 17, 1965.
Besides his wife, Ann Druin, he is survived by one son and one daughter: Jeffery Druin and wife, Angela of Bardstown and Beverly Druin of Shelbyville; three grandsons: Zack Mings and wife, Shelby of Shelbyville, Clay Druin and Kyle Druin of Bardstown; one great-grandson, Druin Tate Mings of Shelbyville; one sister, Freida Anderson of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister: Bobby Druin and Audrey Weatherford.
VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Monday, October 29, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 3:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. John Chowning
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
Sammie Bryant of Campbellsville, son of the late Coy Bryant and Eula Grant Bryant, was born August 1, 1930, in Adair County, Kentucky and departed this life at 10:44 P.M., Thursday, October 25, 2018 at his home in Campbellsville, Kentucky.
He attended the First Church of God on Hillcrest Drive in Campbellsville and attended services regularly and enjoyed the fellowship of his Church family.
He served his country honorable in the United States Army in 1954 and was stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He was proud to serve his Country and was granted an honorable discharge on March 12, 1962.
Sammie was an employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville for approximately thirty-seven years and was retired from this place of employment.
Sammie’s favorite past times were fishing, hunting and gardening as long as his health permitted. He also loved to work in the yard and enjoyed the beauty of a weed free lawn and beautiful flowers.
Sam is survived by his wife, Shelbie Jean Clark and they united in marriage on June 28, 1959 at Campbellsville Christian Church by Minister Paul Bohrer.
Also survived by one son, Steve “Buckwheat” Bryant and fiancée, China Nolley of Campbellsville and a daughter, Susan Halliday and husband, Duane of Frankfort; two grandchildren: Drew Bryant and companion, Tasha Goodman of Campbellsville and Sarah Bell and husband, Jordan of Charleston, South Carolina; one step-great-granddaughter, Darby Halliday of Ruskin, Florida; chosen son, Robert “Boo” Cowherd and wife, Deanna of Campbellsville; three brothers and two sisters: Keith Bryant and wife, Connie, Noel Bryant and Shirley Seaborne and husband, Roy of Campbellsville, Robert “Bob” Bryant and wife, Marilyn, of Memphis, Indiana and Cleo Burress of Mt. Washington; one sister-in-law, Priscilla Thomas and husband, Shelby of Lebanon; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Coy and Eula Grant Bryant and his father and mother-in-law, P. C. and Irene Clark.
VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Monday, October 29, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Pastor Evan Tedder
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY ARE REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO HOSPARUS OF GREEN RIVER OR GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT
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Steven Dewayne “Bob” Mitchell, the son of the late Wilbert and Nancy Hill Mitchell, was born Thursday, May 30, 1963 in Marion County and departed this life Wednesday, October 24, 2018 in Louisville at the Norton Hospital. He was 55 years, 4 months and 25 days of age.
He was a dairy farmer and was of the Christian Faith.
“Bob”, as he was known by, enjoyed fishing, camping, and building model cars.
Survivors include: his wife: Freida Jeanine Dedman Mitchell of Springfield; two children: Dale Preston and Amberdina Allen; five grandchildren: Taiten Allen, Jazzlynn Williams, Laithun Cotton, D’Andre Jeter and Arthur Creth III; sister-in-law: Louise Dedman Phillips; brothers-in-law: David Dedman and Dixon Dedman; nephews: Joshua Lee Dedman, Jonathon Dedman and Isaac Phillips and a host of other relatives and friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother: Freddie Lane Mitchell.
The funeral service for Steven Dewayne “Bob” Mitchell will be conducted Saturday at 1:00 P.M. in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville with cremation to follow.
Family requests visitation after 11 A.M. on Saturday until time for the service at the funeral home.
Howard Lee Smith of Campbellsville, son of the late Sam Smith and Mary Lee Rice Smith, was born February 21, 1934, in Adair County, Kentucky. He died at 12:33 A.M., Wednesday, October 24, 2018 in Campbellsville.
He professed faith in Christ and was a member of the South Campbellsville Baptist Church.
He was a veteran of Korean Conflict having served his country honorably in the United States Army.
Howard was a self-employed carpenter and built several houses in the community. His favorite hobbies were antiquing and collecting. He will be remembered as a very kind and compassionate person.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews: Greg Smith, Brad Smith, Brent Smith, Steve Smith, Wendy Bryant, Sherri Rhodes, Elizabeth Priddy, Garnett Petrey and Timmy Petrey; several great-nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister: Paul E. Smith, Tommy Smith and Mable Petrey and one niece and one nephew: Debbie Fleming and Mike Smith.
VISITATION: 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M., Friday, October 26, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:00 P.M., Friday, October 26, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Brent Gupton
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens with full military honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY ARE REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO HOSPARUS OF GREEN RIVER AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
Esther Harmon of Campbellsville, daughter of the late H. O. Purvis and Nancy DeSpain Purvis, was born October 4, 1921 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died at 2:30 A.M., Saturday, October 20, 2018 in Campbellsville. Age: 97
She was a former employee of the Aquarium World Fish Store and also worked in a furniture store with her husband, Ernest. She was an amazing seamstress and enjoyed quilting.
She professed faith in Christ and was a member of First United Methodist Church.
She united in marriage to Ernest R. Harmon October 21, 1939 and he preceded her in death September 30, 2001.
She is survived by one daughter-in-law, Tammy Houk of Campbellsville; five grandchildren: Lana Kay Humphress of Junction City, Kansas, Erondia Sue Weldon of New Albany, Indiana, Bonnie Dale Humphress Meyer of Loretta, Pennsylvania, Connie Jo Wheelehan of Black Foot, Idaho and Derek Ray Harmon of Bowling Green; nine great- grandchildren; eighteen great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Juanita Linton and husband, Chris of Sellersburg, Indiana; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by her step-mother, Artie Purvis, a son and daughter, Daryl Harmon August 1, 2007 and Nancy Ann Harmon Humphress August 25, 2000; a grandson, Spencer Michael Humphress; two brothers and two sisters: Charles Ray Purvis and Ernest Glenn Purvis, Ruby Cecil Purvis and Glena Frances Purvis and also, her beloved dog, Tiny.
VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Pastor Mike Coppersmith
BURIAL: Brookside Cemetery
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY ARE REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OR HOSPARUS OF GREEN RIVER AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
Leslie Clayton “Red” Fink, the son of the late Donald Fink and JoAnn Mitchell Bentley, was born Tuesday, February 1, 1966 in Shelbyville, KY and departed this life on Saturday, October 20, 2018 in Louisville at the Hosparus Care Center. He was 52 years, 8 months and 20 days of age.
He had made a profession of faith in Christ was of the Baptist Faith. “Red”, as most people knew him as was an avid UK Basketball fan, but enjoyed all sports and loved country music.
Survivors include: his wife: Janie Fink of Lexington; two brothers: Tommy Bentley, Jr of Campbellsville and Vernon Bentley of Lawrenceburg; step-father: Tommy Bentley, Sr of Lexington; step-daughter: Tonya Willard of Shelbyville; companion: Marlene Ritchie of Campbellsville; cousin: Debbie Rucker and husband Timmy of Waddy, KY; nephews: Donald Fink, Jr, Tyler Rucker and Bailey Rucker and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by two children: Candy Ray Fink in 1996 and Randy Douglas Fink in 1997; a brother: Donald Fink, Jr and a sister: Ann Rupp.
The funeral service for Leslie Clayton “Red” Fink, will be conducted Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville with Bro. Greg Nimmo and Bro. Bill Brumley officiating with cremation will follow the funeral service.
Visitation after 11:00 A.M. until time for service.
Memorials are suggested to the Funeral Expense Fund, which can be made at the funeral home.
Paul Goble of Campbellsville, son of the late Bill Goble and Alma Sexton Goble, was born November 18, 1943 in Floyd, Kentucky. He died at 8:56 P.M., Friday, October 19, 2018 at the age of 74.
Paul professed faith in Christ and was a member of Bible Baptist Tabernacle.
He enjoyed farming and enjoyed making that his life work.
Paul was a past Deacon at Heartland Deaf Baptist Church and was a major help to Pastor Mike Bader. He also served as the church Chef and Janitor, taking care of the whole church.
He united in marriage to Karen Cave August 9, 1985.
Besides his wife, Karen Goble of Campbellsville, he is survived by one sister and three brothers: Woney Lee Tackett of Ohio, Avery Goble, Billy Goble and Bobby Goble of Prestonsburg; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends; his former Pastor, Mike Bader and wife, Candy; longtime friend and interpreter, Sharon Beams as well as his many Deaf friends.
Paul was also preceded in death by two sisters: Arnita Dulli and Mary Belle Robinson.
VISITATION: 1:30-3:00 P.M., Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Bible Baptist Tabernacle
FUNERAL SERVICE: 3:00 P.M., Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Bible Baptist Tabernacle by Bro. Mike Bader and Pastor Bob Cutler
BURIAL: Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery
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