BETTY JEAN SEALS OBITUARY

Posted by on Aug 6, 2021

Mrs. Betty Jean Seals, 60, of Campbellsville, Kentucky, daughter of the late Bennie Garrett and Lois Gribbins Garrett, was born August 16th, 1960, in Taylor County and departed this life peacefully on Thursday, August 5th, 2021, at Vanderbilt Health in Nashville, Tennessee.

She professed her faith in Christ and was of Baptist faith.

Mrs. Betty was a dedicated schoolteacher for 28 years at Lake Cumberland Head Start of Taylor County.  She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.

She united in marriage to James Seals on January 25th, 1974, who survives.

Survived by three daughters:  Mary Ann Gunter and her husband, Jessie of Taylor County; Melissa Kinser and husband, Chris, of Campbellsville; and Brittany Seals of Campbellsville.

One son:  James Seals, Jr., of Campbellsville.

Twelve grandchildren:  Bradley Pittman and his wife, Amberly; and Nathaniel Pittman, both of Merrimac Community;  Nicholas Pittman of Acton Community; Bethany Gunter, Jessica Gunter, and Marissa Gunter, all of Taylor County; Madison Kinser, Grant Kinser, Jaxon Garrett, Aliyah Garrett, and Gage Seals, all of Campbellsville.

Five great-grandchildren:  Eli Pittman, Lily Pittman, and Sophia Pittman, all of Merrimac Community; AnnLynn Berry and Kara Berry, both of Taylor County.

Three sisters:  Connie Gribbins and her husband, George; Evelyn Cox and her husband, Bobby; and Josephine Newton and her husband, Roy, all of Campbellsville.

Two brothers:  Stanley Garrett of Merrimac Community and Junior Garrett and his wife, Carol of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Betty is preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters:  David Garrett, Hanley Garrett, Juanita Cox, Barbara Tungate, and Jeanette Clements.

VISITATION:  Monday, August 9th, 2021, from 5pm-8pm EST at Auberry Funeral Home in downtown Campbellsville.

FUNERAL:  Tuesday, August 10th, 2021, at 1pm EST at Auberry Funeral Home in downtown Campbellsville.

Burial to follow in Tallow Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers:  Grant Kinser, Bradley Pittman, Jesse Seals, Roger Dale Seals, Roy Newton, and George Gribbins, Jr.

The staff of Auberry Funeral Home would like to thank the family for entrusting us with the care and arrangements of Mrs. Betty Seals at our funeral home.  May God bless you during this difficult time.

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Alton Haines, 90

Posted by on Aug 6, 2021

Mr. Alton Stewart Haines of Hiseville, formerly of Mannsville, passed from this life on Monday, August 2, 2021. Born in Carroll County, Maryland on April 11, 1931 to the late Walter Turner, Sr. and Mary Pauline (Wantz) Haines, he was 90 years, 3 months, and 23 days of age. Mr. Haines had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Methodist faith.

Alton met and married the love of his life, Ms. Barbara Hutchinson, who he affectionately referred to as “Jones”. Together they owned and operated various dairy farms in their home state of Maryland and started a family. They moved their growing family to Kentucky and continued their passion for farm life on a large dairy farm in Mannsville and then later in Campbellsville. They shared 62 years of marriage until her passing in February 2019. Alton also spent several years with Cox Interior in addition to farming. All who knew Alton experienced the tremendous character and work ethic that he personified.

He leaves to carry his legacy:

Four children: Donna Durbin of Cave City, Tom Haines and wife Tonya of Campbellsville, Will Haines and wife Tammy of Greensburg, and Charlie Haines and wife Karin of Huntsville, AL,

Thirteen grandchildren: Christopher Durbin, Zachary Durbin, Lauren Bennett and husband Jamie, Elizabeth Coffey and husband Josh, Emily Cook and husband Chris, Jacob Haines, Shelby Haines, Jessica Lewis and husband Chip, Ashley Haines, Morgan Haines, Chase Haines, Charley Haines, and Chandler Haines,

Five great-grandchildren: Riley Coffey, Elaine Cook, Colbie Coffey, Rosalind Bennett, and Thomas Jack Cook,

And a host of other family and friends.

He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Susan Marie Haines, and a son-in-law, Jack Durbin.

Mr. Haines chose cremation. There will be a service to celebrate his life on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 3:00 PM EST (2:00 PM CST) in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Jamie Bennett will be officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 1:00 PM EST (12:00 PM CST) until time for the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to Hosparus of Green River. Those can be made in person at the funeral home.

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Henry Milton Jones, Jr.

Posted by on Aug 4, 2021


Henry Milton Jones, Jr. of Campbellsville, son of the late Henry Milton Jones, Sr. and India Maude McCubbin Jones, was born April 14, 1933, in Green County, Kentucky. He died at 7:45 A.M., Wednesday, August 4, 2021 in Campbellsville. Age: 88
He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon, church treasurer, worship leader and was a Sunday School teacher for over forty years.
Milton was a life-long farmer and was a former member of the Taylor County ASF Office and Taylor County Farm Bureau. He also served on the Taylor County Democratic Executive Committee and the Taylor County School Board for sixteen years. He was also a Gideon for several years.
He united in marriage to Geraldine Goff January 30, 1952.
Besides his wife, Geraldine Jones of Campbellsville, he is survived by one son and one daughter: Jason Jones and Sharon Harris and husband, Brian of Campbellsville; three grandchildren: Carly Ann Davis of Nashville, Tennessee, Sara Harris and fiancé, Meong Kwak of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Ben Harris-Medina and wife, Ely of Lexington; adopted grandson, Neil Hooper of Campbellsville; two brothers: David Jones and wife, Johnette of Boston, Massachusetts and Donald Jones and wife, Betty of Killeen, Texas; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Paul M. and Tammy Jones and one brother and one sister: Vontress Jones and Louise Mings.
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VISITATION: 5:00 -8:00 P.M., Friday, August 6, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Bro. 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

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Larry Waldrep, 58

Posted by on Aug 4, 2021

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Mr. Larry Michael “Mike” Waldrep of Campbellsville was born on March 4, 1962 in Anniston, Alabama to the late Dewey “Billy” and Julia (White) Waldrep. He passed from this life on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at the Grandview Nursing and Rehab Center, being 58 years, 4 months, and 30 days of age. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Waldrep was a mechanic by trade, and having an easy-going nature, he enjoyed many weekends watching Alabama football on Saturday and a NASCAR race on Sunday.

He leaves to cherish his memory:

One son: Blair Waldrep and wife Carly of Campbellsville,

A sister: Shirl Rock and husband Danny of Hodgenville,

Five grandchildren: Christopher Waldrep, Shyler Waldrep, Deliah Waldrep, Crimson Waldrep, and Kayla Outlaw,

And a host of other family and friends.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Tyler Waldrep.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Waldrep on Friday, August, 6, 2021 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Todd Parrish will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Washington Cemetery, Hwy 527, Campbellsville, KY.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, Aug. 6, from 11:00 AM until time for the service.

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.

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Paul Clark

Posted by on Aug 2, 2021

Paul Clark of Greensburg, Kentucky, son of the late Raymond P. Clark and Mary Davidson Clark, was born July 2, 1932 Kalkaska, Michigan. He died at 10:55 P.M., Friday, July 30, 2021 at the home of his daughter in Middletown, Ohio.
Age: 89
He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Greensburg Baptist Church.
He was retired as a master sergeant from the United States Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts.
He united in marriage to Thelma “Pinkie” Smith April 22, 1961 and she preceded him in death August 9, 2018.
He is survived by three daughters and one son: Connie Coin and Terri Smolenski and husband, Joe of Louisville, Mike Clark and wife, Lori of Jacksonville, Florida and Milli Coverdale and husband, Andrew of Middletown, Ohio; seven grandchildren: Chris Coin, Savannah Coin, Adam Sengkhamyong, Erik Clark, Meghan Clark, Will Coverdale and Chloe Coverdale; one great grandson, Colton Coin; one brother, Larry Clark of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Beau Coin; one sister, Marcille Blevins and a daughter-in-law, Carrie Coin.
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VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev. Blake Jessie
BURIAL: Phillips Cemetery with full military honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME

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Jeanette Clements, 64

Posted by on Aug 1, 2021

Mrs. Jeanette Marie (Garrett) Clements was born on November 16, 1956 in Campbellsville, to the late Bennie and Lois (Gribbins) Garrett.

She passed away on Friday July 30, 2021 at Taylor Regional Hospital, being 64 years, 8 months, 14 days of age. She was a housekeeper for 25 years and loved farming. Jeanette loved to play bingo, have fun, and was an exceptional cook. She also loved her son and family and was one of the strongest women they knew.

Jeanette accepted Christ as her personal savior and was of the Baptist faith.

She leaves to cherish her memory:

One son: Eugene Clements and wife Kathy of Elk Horn,

Three grandchildren: Chelsey Clements, Whitney Clements and Austin Clements,

Six siblings: Stanley Garrett of Merrimac, Junior Garrett and wife Carol of Indianapolis, and Josephine Newton and husband Roy, Evelyn Cox and husband Bobby, Betty Seals and husband James, and Connie Gribbins and husband George, all of Campbellsville,

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

She was also preceded in death by her husband Ray Eugene “Gene” Clements, son Ray Jr., and four siblings, David Garrett, Hanley Garrett, Juanita Cox, and Barbara Tungate.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Clements on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville KY. Bro. Freddy Thompson will be officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Bernard Church Cemetery in Clementsville.

visitation will be from 5-8 PM on Monday at the funeral home.

May you rest in peace in the arms of Jesus, your husband Gene, and your son Ray.

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Melissa Willis, 51

Posted by on Aug 1, 2021

Mrs. Melissa Gayle Willis of La Vergne, TN, formerly of Campbellsville, passed from this life on Friday, July 30, 2021 at her home. She was born in Taylor County on April 2, 1970 to the late Kenneth and Glenda Jean (Cox) Rainwater, and was 51 years of age at the time of her passing. She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Mannsville. She was a retiree of Burger King, where she had served as manager for 25 years. Mrs. Willis was the devoted wife to Mr. Larry Willis, who preceded her in death on March 1, 2018. Melissa loved her family and being a mother, and spent as much time as possible with her grandchild.

She leaves to cherish her memory:

Two children: Miranda Willis (Chris Taylor), and Bryce Willis (Katie Claunch),

One grandchild: Levi Taylor,

Seven siblings: Greg (Destiny) Rainwater, Kevin (Krista) Rainwater, Shawn Rainwater, Elizabeth “Libby” Rainwater, Stacey (John Blake) Rainwater, Kristi Rainwater, and Tonia Rainwater,

And a host of other relatives and friends.

She was also preceded in death by three siblings: Kim Rainwater, Timothy Rainwater, and David Rainwater.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Willis on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM EST (10:00 AM CST) in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville KY. Bro. Don Gowin will be officiating.

She will be laid to rest beside her husband in the Green River Memorial Baptist Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 5:00-8:00 PM EST (4:00-7:00 PM CST).

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Marjorie Bale

Posted by on Jul 31, 2021


Marjorie H. Bale, age 92, of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Howard Thomas Hodges and Mayme Thomas Milby Hodges, was born February 13, 1929 in Green County, Kentucky. She passed away at her home in Campbellsville on July 30, 2021.
She professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.
She was an educator for forty-four years teaching primarily in the Taylor County School Systems.
She united in marriage to Hulet Garnett Bale August 12, 1950. He preceded her in death April 12, 2001.
She is survived by one daughter: Garnetta Murrell and husband, Richard of Campbellsville; three grandchildren, Dr. Morgan Larkin and husband, Clay of Lexington, Makenzie Murrell of Bowling Green, and Myles Murrell of Campbellsville; two sisters: Mary Jean Gardner and husband, Todd of Greensburg, Judith Ann Resch and husband, Jerry of Pensacola, Florida. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister: Kenneth Hodges, Howard Hodges, William Hodges and Virginia Hodges.
VISITATION: 11:00A.M. – 1:00 P.M., Monday at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:00 P.M., Monday, August 2, 2021 at
Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Bro. Jonathan Willis
ENTOMBMENT: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

PALLBEARERS:

Jerry Bale
Tracy Bale
Joshua Boysen
Danny Hodges
David Hodges
Clay Larkin
Myles Murrell
Richard Murrell

EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND OR GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE THROUGH PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME

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Max Heath

Posted by on Jul 30, 2021

Max Heath, 75, died July 28, 2021. Heath is a native of Campbellsville, KY and the son of the late Harry Heath, a Kentucky newspaperman, and Virginia Allen Heath. His brother, Harold Heath, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Ann Sullivan, also of Campbellsville, a son Jason, of Louisville and nephews Ricky Heath of Chicago and Chad Heath of Greensburg.
He retired in 2008 as vice-president, postal/acquisitions of Landmark Community Newspapers, Shelbyville, KY, where he had resided since 1980.
For 22 years he was executive editor responsible for recruiting, training, and news quality improvement for 54 paid weekly and daily newspapers in 13 states with over 300,000 paid circulation. For 23 years he was circulation director as well, helping grow paid circulation and training circulation managers.
He was a self-styled “country editor” who edited and managed non-daily newspapers in KY and IN and served as regional manager for numerous LCNI properties.
Heath served 35 years as chair of the Postal Committee of the National Newspaper Association and wrote a monthly Postal Tips column for Publisher’s Auxiliary. He was named to the Postal Service Mailer’s Technical Advisory Committee representing NNA from 1989 to 2017.
He received the NNA President’s Award in 1989 and 1997, Ambassador Award in 1992, and coveted Amos Award for service to community newspapers in 1994. He conducted seminars on “Maximizing Postal Savings and Delivery” for newspaper associations and groups for 25 years.
He was general manager of News Publishing Company, Tell City, Indiana, and editor of The Perry County News from 1975-80. In 1978 The News was awarded “Blue Ribbon Weekly” for best non-daily in Indiana by the Hoosier State Press Association.
Heath worked more than 10 years as a journalist in his hometown of Campbellsville. He was managing editor of the semiweekly Central Kentucky News-Journal in 1974-75, and editor & general manager of The News Journal from 1971-74 and part of 1969.
From 1969-71, he served in the Army as an information specialist in Alabama and Thailand, where he was editor of the newspaper for U.S. Army Support Thailand.
From 1965-69, he worked his way through Campbellsville University (which gave him a Distinguished Alumnus award in 1987). He was sports editor and news editor of the Central Kentucky News. In 1968, KPA awarded him Best Sports Page in KY. Prior to that, he was a sportswriter for The News-Journal in high school. He also edited his high school newspaper. He free-lanced for The Courier-Journal from 1969-75.
Heath has served as president of the Kentucky Press Association; Louisville chapter of Society of Professional Journalists; the United Way of Perry County, IN; the Perry County Unit, American Cancer Society; director of the Tell City Kiwanis Club; and the Hoosier State Press Association.
He was named to the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 1996. He was given LCNI’s first President’s Award for Outstanding Service in 1990. He received the Edwards M. Templin award from KPA in 1992 for service to the community. He was named KPA’s Most Valuable Member in 1985 and 1988 and earned a 110% Award in 1983. He was also a Kentucky Colonel.
The Hoosier State Press Association gave him its Distinguished Service Award in January 2006, as did the Wisconsin Newspaper Association in 2010 and the Ohio News Media Association in 2019. The Institute for Rural Journalism and the Bluegrass Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in Lexington KY presented Heath with the Al Smith Award for public service through community journalism in July 2012.
Heath was a member of Southeast Christian Church, where he volunteered as an usher for over 20 years and served on the operating and publishing boards of The Southeast Outlook, a weekly newspaper.
He enjoyed the sport of harness racing since his days as sports editor and partnered on KY Sire Stakes winners on both the pace and trot gaits. He and Ruth Ann enjoyed traveling, and visited 21 Caribbean islands, Hawaii and Taiwan, and many states with NNA conventions. They enjoyed country music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, and attended many concerts. He was a University of Louisville and Cincinnati Reds fan. A life highlight was attending every major league baseball park with Jason, and pride in him being an Eagle Scout.
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VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Monday, August 2, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:00P.M., Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Pastor Greg Allen
BURIAL: Brookside Cemetery
Expressions of sympathy may be made to NNA Foundation, PO Box 13323, Pensacola FL 32591 or Healing Hands Scholarship at Campbellsville University and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

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Charlie Underwood

Posted by on Jul 28, 2021

Charlie Underwood of Lebanon Junction, formerly of Campbellsville, son of the late Fred Underwood and Lela Skaggs Underwood, was born February 19, 1928 in Taylor County, Kentucky. He died at 12:22 A.M., Tuesday, July 27, 2021 in Lebanon Junction.
Age: 93
He did not attend a church but he was a believer.
He was a retired from the George M. Eady Company as a grader operator.
Charlie united in marriage to Jane Underwood in 1950 and she preceded him in death April 26, 2013.
Charlie is survived by one son, Dennis Underwood and Rhonda of Lebanon Junction; one grandson, Zachary Underwood; one sister-in-law, Cleo Underwood of Campbellsville: several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Douglas Underwood and two brothers and three sisters: Otis Underwood, Blond Underwood, Dorothy Glidewell, Pauline Lemmon and Essie Perkins.
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VISITATIOIN: 12:00 Noon – 1:00 P.M., Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:00 P.M., Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Bro. Eddie Finn
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

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