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Rhymon Claywell

Rhymon “Shorty” Claywell, 79, of Russell Springs, died Monday, November 12, 2018 at 4:40 A.M. at the Russell County Hospital. He was born August 12, 1939, in Adair County, to the late Coy and Lucy Branham Claywell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gail Masi Claywell on March…

Kathy Volpe

Kathy Volpe, 74, of Columbia (the Jones Chapel community) died Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. She was born September 17, 1944, in Flushing, New York, to the late Lawrence and Helen Wild Lundgren. She attended 3Trees Church and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Greg…

Elmo Franklin

Elmo Franklin, 71, of Columbia died Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at his residence.  Born in the Flatwoods community of Adair County, he was the son of the late Robert and Emma Spoon Franklin. Elmo was owner of Franklin Sanitation and a retired auto mechanic having worked for J. C. Montgomery and Tom Edwards. His survivors…

Billy Karnes

Billy Karnes, 56, of Columbia, died Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 8:12 A.M. at his home. Billy was born April 27, 1962 in Lincoln, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Osby Karnes, Sr. & Dorothy Price Karnes; one sister, Rose Marie Karnes; and one brother-in-law, Larry “NuNu” Nally. He was a United…