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Larry Dale Shofner was born in Campbellsville, Kentucky, on June 20, 1953, and left behind his family and friends on February 7, 2018, in Pasadena, Texas.
Larry spent his adult life working in the petro-chemical industry and was with Petroleum Service for thirty-five years as a supervisor and was in supervision with Enterprise Products.
He loved spending time with his family and friends and enjoyed golf, basketball and fishing.
Larry is survived by his wife of twenty-six years, Ann Shofner; his children Shelli Walker, Sandra Barnes and husband Kevin, and Brian Shofner and wife Karen; his sisters Brenda and husband Tim Sumrall, Sharon Gabbert, Diane Walters, and Linda and Eddie Sumrall; and his grandchildren Brandon, Alix, Trevor, Selah, Sydney, Trey and Selyn. He also leaves behind his nieces and nephews Rusty, Karen, Chad, Chrysta, Jason, Josh, Treva, Mandy, Tonya, Mia, Rhonda, Mark and Autumn.
He was predeceased by his brothers Kenny, Jerry, W.R. and Garnett and his parents Roscoe and Audrey Shofner.
Larry was a man who never met a stranger and always put a smile on your face. We will miss you “Big L”.
There will be a memorial visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, February 10th at the Rosewood Funeral Home in Pasadena, Texas.
Submitted as a service of Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.
Mary Jean Smith of Peewee Valley, formerly of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Ruel H. “Buck” DeSpain and Anna Skaggs DeSpain, was born September 22, 1927 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died at 8:35 P.M., Sunday, February 4, 2018 in PeeWee Valley. Age: 90
She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
Mary was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville after thirty-eight years of service.
She is survived by one son and two daughters: David R. Smith of Campbellsville, Patricia Jones and Fran Smith Feldkamp and husband, Gary of Louisville; four grandchildren: Connie Alrodan and husband, Hamoud and Debbie White of Glasgow, Lori Morel of Byrdstown, Tennessee and Olivia Feldkamp of Denver, Colorado; ten great-grandchildren: Brittany Hagan Phillips, Heather Hagan, Shay Alrodan, Sara Alrodan, Allie Alrodan, Jenna Alrodan and Rodan Alrodan of Glasgow, Blake Morel, Keller Morel and Hunter Morel of Byrdstown, Tennessee; one great-granddaughter, Skye Milby and many other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Lynn Smith and a son-in-law, Larry Jones.
VISITATION: 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M., Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 P.M., Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Rob Hughes
BURIAL: Brookside Cemetery
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY ARE REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES OR THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
Nona Faye “Ms. Pompano” Beard, 77 years, 1 month and 21 days of age of Campbellsville, died Monday evening, February 5, 2018 at Grandview Nursing and Rehab Center after an extended illness.
Faye was born in Taylor County on December 15, 1940, the daughter of the late Aaron Alfred and Virgie Mae Able Cox. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Morris “Pompano” Beard, as well as their son, Anthony Dee Beard, two infant siblings, Billy Ray Cox and Lois Cox, 4 brothers, Leslie B. Cox, John Henry Cox, Donald Lee Cox and Samuel Lee Cox and sister Ora Mae Druien.
Faye left a wonderful legacy for her family, being such a godly example as a wonderful Christian wife and mother and enjoyed every moment of raising her children. After retirement she was found busy at her husband’s side operating Pompano’s Bait Shop at Campbellsville City Lake for 23 years. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Point Pleasant Lighthouse Baptist Church and often attended Campbellsville Baptist Temple with her late husband.
Surviving are two sons, Aaron Dale Beard and wife Lorraine of Wadsworth, Ohio, Shawn David Beard of Campbellsville and a daughter, Tanya Algee and husband Joseph of Geneva, Florida as well as 4 grandchildren, Tashina Zavardino and husband Adam of Orlando, Florida, Crystal Lynn Wells and husband Charlie of Tallmadge, Ohio, Nathaniel Morris Algee of Geneva, Florida, Jared Beard of Rittman, Ohio, 2 Step grandchildren, Michelle Algee-Hoffman and husband Rodney, Nicki Algee and partner, Kim as well as 2 great grandchildren and 10 step great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Margaret Cox and Helen McVay and husband John, of Campbellsville, two brothers, Jerry Nelson Cox and wife Rose of Elk Horn and George Cox and companion Joyce Summers of Campbellsville and four sisters-in-law, Bernadean Bischel of Ohio, Leona Cox and Betty Cox, both of Tampa, Florida and Marie Cox of Campbellsville as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Faye “Ms. Pompano” Beard will be on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Collison and Bro. Jase Diven officiating. Following cremation, private entombment will take place at Mt. Zion Cemetery at a later date.
The family request visitation between the hours of 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018 at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and can be made at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.
For on-line condolences please visit http://lyondewittberry.com/tribute/details/1194/Nona-Beard/obituary.html#tribute-start
Kathleen “Kathy” Smith of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Burton Cosby and Stachia Yeary Cosby, was born December 3, 1947, in Bell County, Kentucky. She died at 7:30 P.M., Monday, February 5, 2018 in Campbellsville. Age: 70
She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Spurlington United Methodist Church.
Kathleen was an employee of Internal Medicine Associates in Campbellsville.
She united in marriage to Gerald Smith January 3, 1981.
Besides her husband, Gerald Smith of Campbellsville, she is survived by five sons: Raymond Dobson of Ohio, James Allen Dobson of Elizabethtown, Mike Smith and wife, Chassity of Lebanon, David Smith and wife, Vicki and Thomas Smith of Campbellsville; six grandchildren: Krysten Smith, Brandon Cain, Tyler Dobson, Alex Smith, Aiden Smith and Adalyn Smith; one brother and two sisters: Kenneth Cosby and wife, Deborah of Texarkana, Texas, Betty Harlan and Barbara Deemer and husband, Joe of Louisville; her mother-in-law, Helen Smith of Campbellsville; one brother-in-law, Barry Smith and wife, Kim of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Robert Morris
ENTOMBMENT: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY ARE REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO HOSPARUS OF GREEN RIVER OR GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
George Gaither Atkinson, 78 years, 3 months and 8 days of Campbellsville, died Sunday, February 4, 2018 in Elizabethtown after an extended illness.
George was born on October 27, 1939 in Taylor County, the son of the late James and Roberta Penick Atkinson. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Mary Catherine Atkinson as well as a son, James Robert Atkinson, two brothers, James Raymond Atkinson and Charles Lee Atkinson and a sister, Rachel Atkinson Curry.
For many years he worked at Fruit of the Loom and enjoyed bowling, playing cards, horseshoes and cornhole. He was a member of Bethel AME church.
Surviving is a son, George Anthony Atkinson of Lexington and two daughters, Deborah Ann Atkinson and Michelle Allen both of Lebanon and two sisters, Alberta Thornton and her husband James of Greensburg and Geraldine Anderson of Connecticut as well as 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
The funeral service for George Gaither Atkinson will be Friday, February 9, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. James T. Washington officiating. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.
The wake will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.
For online condolences please visit: http://lyondewittberry.com/tribute/details/1193/George-Atkinson/obituary.html#tribute-start
Ruth Halcomb of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Ted Allen and Dona Hale Allen, was born July 11, 1939, in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. She died at 9:11 A.M., Wednesday, January 31, 2018 in Campbellsville. Age: 78
She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Elk Horn Baptist Church.
Ruth was a retired supervisor from Adam & H. Bartle Sewing in Richmond, Indiana
She united in marriage to John Halcomb September 22, 1959 and he preceded her in death February 4, 2003.
She is survived by one sister and two brothers: Velma Bond and husband, Curt of Campbellsville, Gillus Allen of Orlando, Kentucky and Virgil Allen of Richmond, Indiana; three special nieces: Debbie Gilpin, Gina Byrd and husband, Donnie Wayne, Sara Mardis and husband, Justin of Campbellsville; several other nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by eleven brothers and sisters: Eddie Allen, Teddie Allen, Willie Allen, William Allen, Easter Allen, Laura Owens Allen, Gertrude Smith, Anna Lee Mullins, Marie Allen, Delbert Allen and Orba Allen.
VISITATIONI: 4:00 – 6:00 P.M., Friday, February 2, 2018 at Elk Horn Baptist Church
FUNERAL SERVICE: 6:00 P.M., Friday, February 2, 2018 at Elk Horn Baptist Church by Bro. Eddie Finn
BURIAL: Goshen Cemetery, Richmond, Indiana
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY ARE REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO ELK HORN BAPTIST CHURCH BUILDING FUND OR HOSPARUS OF GREEN RIVER AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
Fannie England Hall of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Ira England and Sular Janes England, was born May 28, 1926, in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died at 6:45 P.M., Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Mayfield. Age: 91
She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Fannie was a retired employee of Kroger in Campbellsville after many years of service.
She united in marriage to Carl Hall May 29, 1954 and he preceded her in death April 12, 2007.
She is survived by two daughters: Terrie Hall of Campbellsville and Debbie Samples and husband, Kenny of Mayfield; three grandchildren: Ken Samples and wife, Samantha of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Grant Samples and wife, Katie and Anna Samples of Mayfield; two great-grandchildren: Connor Samples of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Mason Samples of Mayfield; one brother, Herbert England of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter in infancy, Julia Ann Hall and five brothers and two sisters: Ira England, Jr., James England, Charles England, Raymond England, Truman England, Avis Bright and Mary Lollar.
VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Friday, February 2, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Jason England and Dr. James E. Jones
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY ARE REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES OR DONATIONS OF YOUR CHOICE AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
Rev. Charles E. Harris, Sr. of Campbellsville, son of the late Charles Lee Harris and Mattie Sappington Harris, was born January 16, 1920 near Saltillo, Mississippi. He died at 3:55 A.M., January 27, 2018 at the age of ninety-eight in Elizabethtown.
Rev. Harris served his country honorably in the United States Army Air Corps as a mechanic during World War II. He was a Bible scholar and had studied at different schools in Mississippi. After his graduation from Union University in 1955, he taught in Jefferson, Webster and Taylor Counties. Rev. Harris also pastored churches in Mississippi and in several counties in Kentucky including: Union, Webster, Hart and Taylor Counties after attending the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville. In 2010, he received the honor of Pastor Emeritus for Friendship Baptist Church.
Charles united in marriage to Annie Matkins May 17, 1941. After sixty-eight years of marriage, she preceded him in death April 8, 2009.
He is survived by three daughters and three sons: Barbara Harris Ramsey of Dixon, Dorothy Kay Bowers and husband, Mike of Creedmoor, North Carolina, Deborah Harris Simpson of Campbellsville, Charles E. Harris, Jr. and wife, Carol Freer Harris of Morganfield, John Allen Harris and William Larry Harris of Campbellsville; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ellen Harris in 1956, an infant grandson, Joshua Bowers; two sons-in-law: William “Bill” Simpson and John S. Ramsey, Jr. and a daughter-in-law, Dianne Owens Harris.
VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev. Andy Woods and Rev. Kent Ashley
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME.
Jalisa Shanee Lavee Smith, 29 years, 11 months and 13 days of age, of Louisville died Thursday, January 25, 2018, in Louisville.
Jalisa was born on February 12, 1988 in Louisville the daughter of Jaron S. Teague and Rechel Smith-Calvillo, both of Louisville. She was a former student of the University of Louisville, loved shopping, cooking and especially taking care of her boys. She was a very friendly lady with a very outgoing personality which shined with her love of organizing family gatherings. She had made a profession of faith in Christ several years ago and was a member of Pleasant Union Baptist Church.
Besides her parents, she is survived by two sons, Milo Helton and Silas Helton, her grandmothers, Barbara Turner and Helen Boyd and step-father, Miguel Sanchez all of Louisville. Also surviving are her aunts, Yolanda Garay, Louisville, Jarella Blake, Texas and Cathy Estes, Greenville; an uncle Junior Smith, Louisville; a great-aunt, Evelyn Turner and great-uncles, George Turner and Robert Turner and several cousins.
Funeral services for Jalisa Smith will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 30th at Pleasant Union Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Caldwell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with bearers being, Junior Smith, Miguel Sanchez, Adrian Turner, Damon Forcelledo, Daniel Arellana and Cameron Turner.
The family requests visitation on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. prior to the funeral at the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, Campbellsville, KY.
For online condolences please visit http://lyondewittberry.com/tribute/details/1192/Jalisa-Smith/obituary.html#tribute-start
Mel Gilbert of Campbellsville, son of the late Arthur Gilbert and Lottie Howard Gilbert, was born April 14, 1940, in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He died at 4:35 P.M., Thursday, January 25, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family at age 77.
He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Green River Memorial Baptist Church.
Mel was a former employee of Cox Interior and owned and operated a cleaning business for many years. He was very active in the Lions Club where he received several awards for his many years of service.
He united in marriage to Marla Whitley February 20, 1981.
Besides his wife of thirty-seven years, Marla Gilbert, he is survived by one daughter and five sons: Lisa Blandford and husband, Tommy of Lebanon, Brad Akridge and wife, Regina of Campbellsville, Brian Gilbert and wife, Christy of St. Mary, Georgia, Greg Gilbert and wife, Lisa of Brentwood, Tennessee, Tim Gilbert of Atlanta, Georgia and Jeff Gilbert and wife, Nicole of Germany; fifteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Charlotte Earls of Bowling Green; his mother in-law, Lorene Whitley of Campbellsville; two brothers-in-law: Roger Whitley and wife, Kathy of Campbellsville and Robert Smith of Bowling Green; one sister-in-law, Surple Gilbert of Gallant, Tennessee; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister: Gerald Gilbert and Patricia Smith.
The family would like to give a special “Thank You” to Hosparus for the wonderful care given to the whole family.
VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Monday, January 29, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Jamie Bennett
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY ARE REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GREEN RIVER MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH BUILDING FUND, HOSPARUS OF GREEN RIVER OR THE LIONS CLUB CAMP CRESCENDO AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
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