Mr. Arland Glenn Spratt of the Mt. Carmel community in Taylor County passed from this life on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Born on October 18, 1926 to the late Ray and Annie (Skaggs) Spratt, he was 92 years, 1 month, and 20 days of age. Mr. Spratt had made a profession of faith in Christ and attended the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. He was a retired school bus driver for the Taylor County School System and a lifelong farmer. His passion, however, was spending quality time with his cherished bride, Mrs. Ruby (Rucker) Spratt, and together they had shared over 66 years of marriage before her passing in April 2017. It was a favorite pastime of both to RV camp, and they spent many an entire summer parked at Site 36 at Green River State Park, where they enjoyed watersports as much as lounging.
He leaves to cherish his memory:
A sister: Dorothy Pierce of Campbellsville,
Close nephews and caretakers who were loved and raised and sons: Chad Rucker and wife Stacy of Calvary, and Kevin Rucker and companion Chris of Florida,
Two grandsons: Ben Smith of Campbellsville, and Bryan Smith of Lebanon,
Three great-grandchildren: Aubrey, Hannah, and Sadie,
Great nieces and nephews: Brittany, Tyler, Peyton, Braydon, and Jayden,
Close brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Mary and Dickie Kirtley of Campbellsville, and Steve and Marilyn Rucker of Elizabethtown,
Close friend: Roger Lee Beams of Campbellsville.
And a host of other family and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Sue Shofner; a brother-in-law, Bill Pierce; and one grandson, Travis Smith.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Spratt on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 1:00 PM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Freddy Thompson will be officiating. He will be laid to rest beside his wife in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery, 58 DeWitt Rd, Campbellsville, KY, immediately following the service.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, December 10, from 5:00-8:00 PM.
Mrs. Anna B. (Hovious) Perkins of Knifley, the daughter of the late J.B. and Flora Gertrude (Pike) Hovious, was born Sunday, July 15, 1928 in Adair County, KY and departed this life on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 in Campbellsville. She was 90 years, 4 months and 20 days of age.
She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Robinson Chapel Separate Baptist Church in Knifley and was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville and a homemaker.
She enjoyed gardening, especially her flowers beds, and raised the prettiest lilies around.
She united in marriage to Montie Perkins on April 7, 1947, who preceded her in death on June 23, 1986. She later united in marriage to L.J. Tucker, who preceded her in death on July 21, 2016.
Survivors include four daughters: Margie White of Campbellsville, and Mary Jo Berry, Linda Perkins and husband Bobby, and Judy Perkins, all of Knifley,
Six grandchildren: Steven White, Marsha Woodrum and husband Michael, Rhonda Perkins Leite and husband Junior, Chasity Coleman and husband Jeff, Chris Berry and wife Patricia, and Patrick Perkins,
One great-great grandchild,
Her three cherished dogs: Missy, Troubles, and Ollie,
And a host of step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Besides her husbands, Mrs. Perkins was preceded in death by six siblings: Lucy Davis, Edna Wilson, Bonnie Pike, Audrey Loy, Wallace Hovious, and Dean Hovious; three half-siblings: Paul Hovious, Zelma Merritt, and Lois Crouch.
The funeral service for Anna Berniece (Hovious) Perkins, will be Friday at 1:00 P.M. in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens. Bro. Michael Woodrum will be officiating.
Visitation will be after 10 AM Friday until time for the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form donations to Gideon Bibles or Hosparus of Green River.
Mr. Harold T. Mills of Campbellsville passed from this life on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Campbellsville Nursing and Rehab Center after an extended illness. Born on October 1, 1935 to the late Leonard Emmitt and Evie Susan (Shofner) Mills, he was 83 years, 2 months, and 5 days of age. He was the beloved husband of Mrs. Barbara Ann (Chapman) Mills, who preceded him in death on October 17, 2018. He made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Meadowview Baptist Church. He had a sincere love for his God, and served many years as a deacon and treasurer of the church. Mr. Mills was a retired employee of GTE and an auto parts dealer. Always humble, he rarely took credit for his many good deeds, including his honorable time served in the United States Army and the Kentucky National Guard. Mr. Mills took pleasure in raising a garden, and had a talent for growing the biggest and best tomatoes around.
He leaves to cherish his memory:
Three sons: Jeff Mills and wife Sharon, Terry Mills and wife Pam, and Tim Mills and wife Angie, all of Campbellsville,
Nine grandchildren: Jonathan Mills and wife Whitney, Courtney Mills, Alex Thomas, Whitney Pyles, Timmy Mills, Jamie Mills, Nathaniel Mills, Dusty Long and wife Nikki, and Elliot Long and wife Ashley,
One sister: Leona Read of Campbellsville,
And a host of extended family and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kendra Lynn Mills; a sister, Nina Stamps; two infant brothers and an infant sister; and two great-grandchildren.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Mills on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM EST in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY 42718. Entombment will follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, 3878 Old Greensburg Rd, Campbellsville, KY 42718. Bro. Haywood Riner and Bro. Robert Morris will be officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by the Marion County Veteran’s Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, December 7, from 5:00-8:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to Hosparus of Green River or Gideon Bibles.