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James W. Lobb, 81

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017

Mr. James Wallace Lobb left this world on Monday, November 20, 2017 on his final journey. Born in Greensburg to the late Marvin and Minnie (Davis) Lobb on August 4, 1936, he was 81 years, 3 months, and 16 days of age. Mr. Lobb professed faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith. He was a 1954 graduate of Green County High School, and a long-time employee and retiree of the Tennessee Gas Company. He united in marriage to Mrs. Nina (Thompson) Larimore, who survives.
Besides his wife, Mrs. Nina Lobb, he is also survived by:
Three children: James Taylor “Jim” Lobb and wife Linda of Louisville, JeNie Altman and husband Gerald of Campbellsville, and Patricia Baldwin of Lexington,
Four grandchildren: Caitlin Jackson and husband Britt of Columbia, Erin Mason and husband Will of Cleveland, Ohio, Daniel Lobb and wife Matilde of Louisville, and Jason Baldwin of Campbellsville,
One sister, Rev. Elizabeth Milby of Summersville and a host of other family and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Nannie Ermine Carroll.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Lobb on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM EST in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Larry Rhodes will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Green County Memory Gardens Cemetery, 4697 Hodgenville Rd, Greensburg, KY.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, November 25, from 11:00 AM EST until time for the service.

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Donnie DeSpain, 67

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017

Mr. Donnie Everett Despain of Campbellsville passed from this life on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset after an extended illness. Born to the late Sherman and Altha (Allen) Despain on May 30, 1950, he was 67 years, 5 months, and 20 days of age. Though he lived a life of many physical hardships, Mr. Despain enjoyed life. He took pleasure in shooting pool and music, and was a talented guitar and banjo player.

He leaves to mourn his passing:

Four siblings: Frances Cooke of Campbellsville, Larry Despain of Campbellsville, Barbara Bell of Lebanon, and Paul Caulk of Campbellsville,

And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family and friends.

He was also preceded in death by three siblings, Brenda Buster, Lerman Despain, and Jimmy Caulk.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Despain on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 12:00 PM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Burial will follow in the Nelson-Despain Cemetery, Despain Rd, Campbellsville, KY.

The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Friday, November 24, from 10:00 AM until time for the funeral.

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Iva Richerson Hardesty

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017

Iva Richerson Hardesty of Louisville, formerly of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Truman Richerson and Laura Malone Richerson, was born March 18, 1927 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died at 1:50 P.M., Sunday, November 19, 2017 in Louisville. Age: 90
She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church.
Iva was not only an excellent seamstress and very creative at floral arranging, but she was also great with wood working. Above all else, she was always a loving and caring mother and grandmother.
She united in marriage to Maurice Hardesty on October 28, 1946 and he preceded her in death on June 25, 2011.
She is survived by one son and one daughter: Randall Hardesty and wife, Sandra of Bardstown and Diann Hardesty Johnson of Louisville; four grandchildren: Angela Benningfield Harrison and husband, Bo, Lisa Benningfield Skinner and husband, Jerry and David Hardesty of Louisville and Randall Gene Hardesty of Bardstown; two great-grandchildren: Austin Dale Harrison and Shelbie Diann Harrison; three step-great-grandchildren: Amber Harrison, Tammy Yaste and William Yaste; one great-great-grandson, Justin David Hardesty; one brother-in-law, R. C. Hardesty of Louisville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Iva was also preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Jean Hardesty; two brothers and two sisters: Preston “Pete” Richerson, Ralph “Boss” Richerson, Ruby Philpott and Alma Short.
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VISITATION: 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev. Steve Skaggs
BURIAL: Brookside Cemetery
FAMILY REQUEST EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME

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Mary Frank Mayes

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017

Mary Frank Mayes of Campbellsville, daughter of the late John Rice Wolford and Minnie Florence McKenty Wolford, was born March 29, 1923, in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died at 8:36 P.M., Saturday, November 18, 2017 in Louisville. Age: 94
She professed faith in Christ at an early age and was the oldest member of Campbellsville Christian Church. Mary Frank was actively involved in the Ladies Prayer Group and Harmony Missionary Society. She had also served as an assistant teacher in the Glow Worms Preschool Program.
She was a retired instructor at Fruit of the Loom having been employed there for thirty two years.
She was an active member of the Homemakers Club and previously volunteered with the Taylor Regional Hospital Auxiliary.
Mary Frank united in marriage to William Howard “Bill” Mayes September 6, 1941 and he preceded her in death on September 6, 1968.
She is survived by two daughters and one son: Marcia Shrum and husband, Earl of Paducah, Darlene Netherland, and Howard Mayes of Campbellsville; seven grandchildren: Ben Netherland and wife, Robyn, Keith Mayes and wife, Carol of Campbellsville, Shanae Thompson and husband, Bobby of Elizabethtown, Rayna McCarty and husband, Rick of Grand Praire, Texas, Tara Peffer of Benton, Billy Mayes of LaGrange, and Mandy Workman of Preston, Illinois; four step-grandchildren: Amanda Bishop and Dennis Davis of Campbellsville, Cheryl Davis of Elizabethtown, and Stephanie Davis of Bowling Green; several great and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Carlotta Mayes and a granddaughter, Deanna Ramsey and two sisters: Susan Dicken and Olive Crabtree.
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VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Dr. Joel Patton and Rev. Rodney Booe
BURIAL: Brookside Cemetery
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY ARE REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO CAMPBELLSVILLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH OR GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME

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Ellen Faye Cowherd, age 89

Posted by on Nov 19, 2017

Ellen Faye Cowherd, 89 years, one month and two days of age, of the Bengal community died Saturday, November 18, 2017 at T. J. Health Columbia.

She was born on October 16, 1928 in the Equality community of Ohio County, Kentucky to the late Strather E. and Virgie Bennett Hunter.  She was the widow of Theodore Cowherd who died on August 24, 1996.  A brother Austin Hunter and sister, Ethel Hunter, also preceded her in death.

Ellen attended Russell Creek Academy (Campbellsville College) and Georgetown College before receiving her Bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky State Teacher’s College (Western Kentucky University).  She went on to teach and retired from the Taylor County School System with over twenty-five years in elementary education.  A member of Early Chapel United Methodist Church, she was active in United Methodist Women, the Order of the Eastern Star, Homemakers and had served on the Soil Conservation Board.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling on bus tours and going to Kroger.

She is survived by two sons, David Cowherd and his wife, Sherry of Campbellsville and Tommy Cowherd and his wife, Betsy of Illinois, five grandchildren, Carrie Gupton and her husband, Joe, Jessie Brockman and her husband, Steven, Kyle Cowherd, Lane Cowherd and Rebekah Cowherd and three great-grandchildren, Ella and Maggie Gupton and Theo Brockman.

Funeral services for Ellen Cowherd will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 22nd at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral home with Bro. Paul Dicken officiating. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery.

Serving as pall bearers will be Lane Cowherd, Kyle Cowherd, Steven Brockman, Jason Jones, Rebekah Cowherd, Robert Louie Cowherd, Joe Gupton and Eric Phillips.  Honorary pallbearers will be, Jerry Arnett, Mike Matney, Mike Elmore, Billy Willis, Barry Blevins, Joe Ward and Ernie Blough.

The family request visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday November 21st at the Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to the Kentucky United Methodist Church Home for Children and Youth or Gideon Bibles which can be made at the Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at LyonDewittBerry.com

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Frances Curry

Posted by on Nov 19, 2017

Frances Curry of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Joe Henry Walters and Clara Sublett Walters, was born January 26, 1931 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died at 9:48 P.M., Friday, November 17, 2017 in Louisville. Age: 86
She professed faith in Christ and was a lifelong, active member of Early’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
Even though Frances had spent a few years working as a clerk in different retail stores, she considered herself very fortunate to be able to spend most of her time with the groups she enjoyed such as the Harmony Homemakers, the Taylor Regional Hospital Auxiliary and the DAV Auxiliary.
She united in marriage to Lyman Curry on February 18, 1950 and he preceded her in death May 24, 1994.
She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Malone and husband, Ronnie of Elkhorn; two grandchildren: Missy Dixon and husband, Steve of Knifley and Jamie Malone and companion, Jackie Penick of Campbellsville; five great-grandchildren: James Dylan Malone, Jarett McKay Malone, Mariah Leigh Shively, Mason Wayne Dixon and McKenzie Brooke Dixon; one sister, Pauline Williams of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Frances was preceded in death by three brothers: Horace “Shorty” Walters, James Walters and Charles Walters.
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VISITATION: 5:00-8:00 P.M., Monday, November 20, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Bro. Mark Price and Bro. Josh Wilson

BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

FAMILY REQUEST EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY BE DONATIONS TO TAYLOR REGIONAL HOSPITAL AUXILLARY OR GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME

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James Ernest Snyder, 49

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017

James Ernest Snyder, of Liberty, KY, the son of the late Don Snyder and June Sehmiers Holland, was born January 8, 1968 in Moline, Illinois and departed this life on Friday, November 10, 2017 in Liberty at the Casey County Hospital. He was 49 years of age.
He was a former welder and was employed by TG KY in Lebanon at the time of his death.
Survivors include: two brothers: Jason Holland and Ben Holland both of Mississippi.

His cousins: Angela Halmi, Aubrey Ratliff, Cassandra McClure, Jack Ratliff, Kelly Grant, Richard Grant, Roy McClure, Justin McClure, Jake McClure and Bruce McClure and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service for James Ernest Snyder will be conducted on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 4:30 P.M. at the McClure Cemetery in the South Fork Community of Casey County with Bro. Hershel Lawhorn officiating.

There will be no public visitation.

L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville in charge of arrangements.

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Lester Burress, age 93

Posted by on Nov 12, 2017

Lester Wallace Burress, 93 years, 10 months, and 25 days of age, of Elk Horn, died Saturday, November 11, 2017 at UK Medical Center in Lexington following a brief illness.

Lester was born December 17, 1923, to the late Lloyd and Molly Seaborne Burress in Taylor County, Kentucky.    Also preceding him in death were two sons, Roger Burress and Steve Burress; brothers, Harold Burress and Tommy Burress and two sisters, Lillie Pointer and Edna Herron.   L.W. as he was known to many was a retired farmer and loved to coon hunt.  He was U.S. Army veteran and a member of Feathersburg First Church of God.

Lester is survived by his wife, Burdis McDonald Burress as well as his children, Jerry Burress and his wife, Edith, Freddy Burress and his wife, Patty, Henry Burress and Inetta Childress and her husband, Larry, all of Elk Horn, 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.  Also surviving is a brother Bobby Lee Burress and his wife, Dorothy, and his sisters Christine Wise, Shirley Chelf and her husband, Richard and Loretta Gaddis, all of Elk Horn.

The funeral service for Mr. Burress will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home with Bro. Raymond Atwood officiating.  Burial will follow in the Callahan Cemetery.

The family requests visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

For online condolences please visit: http://lyondewittberry.com/tribute/details/1175/Lester-Burress/obituary.html#tribute-start

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Travis Tedder

Posted by on Nov 12, 2017


Travis Lynn Tedder of Campbellsville, son of the late Carl Tedder and Gloria GreerTedder Brown was born February 7, 1953 in Taylor County, Kentucky. He died at 10:25 A.M., Saturday, November 11, 2017 in Campbellsville. Age: 64
Travis professed faith in Christ and was a member of Roley Christian Church.
He was a trusted well- liked auto mechanic.
Travis dearly loved his children, grandchildren and dogs. He enjoyed Harley Davidson motorcycles, bicycling, boating on the lake and body building.
He united in marriage to Teresa Carter, June 5, 1972.
Besides his wife, Teresa Tedder, he is survived by one daughter and three sons: Travis Jesse Tedder and wife, Meg of Cincinnati, Ohio, Shane Tedder and wife, Jarah Jones of Lexington, Keely Kelly and husband, Chad of Springfield and Luke Tedder and wife, Hannah of Elizabethtown; four grandchildren: Paxton Tedder, Isabel Tedder, Adalyn Tedder and Sawyer Kelly; their Brazilian student who became like family, Martha Conçeisão Smith of Alaska; several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many other relatives and friends.

VISITATION:5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

FUNERAL SERVICE: 3:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Dr. Ray Roberts and Dr. Brad Walden

BURIAL: Roley Cemetery

EXPRESSIOPNS OF SYMPATHY ARE REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO HOSPARUS AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME

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Joe Rock

Posted by on Nov 12, 2017

Joe Rock of Campbellsville, son of the late Henry Rock and Beulah Nunn Rock, was born September 18, 1947 in Barren County, Kentucky. He died Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in Campbellsville. Age: 70
He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Temple.
Joe was a retired furniture and cabinet maker with Campbellsville Cherry Reproductions. Besides working with wood and building furniture Joe loved attending gospel singings.
He united in marriage to May Bowen September 16, 1977 and she preceded him in death November 12, 2012.
He is survived by one daughter and one son: Misty Hafley and husband, Bryan of Campbellsville and Marty Rock and wife, Jennifer of Lexington; four grandchildren: Mayci Jo Hafley, Chloe Bryanne Hafley and Hayden Curtis Hafley of Campbellsville and Blake Webster Rock of Lexington; and many other relatives and friends.

VISITATION: AFTER 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Pastor Jase Divens and Bro. B.C. Gillispie

BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

FAMILY REQUEST EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY BE DONATIONS TO CAMPBELLSVILLE BAPTIST TEMPLE AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME

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