Area Obituaries

James Thomas “J.T.” Moss

James Thomas “J.T.” Moss, 90, of Frankfort, formerly of Columbia, died Tuesday, September 4, 2018 8:57 P.M. at the Bluegrass Hospice Care Center in Lexington. He was born June 9, 1928 in Adair County to the late Walter Edgar and Ida Gibson Moss. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his…

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Hobert Bell

Hobert Bell, 82 of Kentucky passed away Monday September 10, 2018 at Serena Hospital, Indianapolis, IN. He was a steel foundry worker and member of Victory Baptist Church. He was born on  Friday August 28, 1936, the son of Ima Johnson Bell, deceased, and Elmer Bell. He is survived by his wife, Amy Bell of Sheridan,…

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Elizabeth Jane Melton

Elizabeth Jane Melton, 58, of Columbia, died Monday, September 3, 2018 at her home. She was born October 12, 1959 in Adair County to the late James Marion and Thelma Hudson Giles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Melton, and one brother, James “Buster” Giles, Jr. She…

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Nellie Burbridge

Nellie Burbridge, 95, of New Albany, IN, formerly of Columbia, died Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Rolling Hills Healthcare in New Albany. She was born September 17, 1922 in Crocus, Kentucky to the late Tom and China Williams Staton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Burbridge; three…

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Leon Hoover

Leon Hoover, 85, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Sunday, September 9, 2018 as the result of a single vehicle accident on Highway 704 in Adair County. He was born April 23, 1933, in the Chance community, to the late Tom and Annie Nokes Hoover, a member of Emory Chapel United Methodist Church, a U.S. Army Veteran,…

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Genoice Sexton

Genoice (Matney) Sexton, 86, of Louisville, passed away Monday, September 3, 2018. Born in Green County, she was a long-time member of Briargate Presbyterian and retired as a surveyor from Southern Surveys. She was preceded in death by her husband, Uarl “Shorty” Sexton in 2002; parents; and brother. She is survived by her daughters, Gale…

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John David Rigney Jr.

John David Rigney, Jr., (“Dave”) 57 of Central Lake, MI; formerly of East Lansing, MI, passed from this life to meet our Lord and Savior on August 24, 2018 at his home. Dave was born on October 28, 1960 in Pulaski to John D. and Shelby J. (Harper) Rigney. Dave attended high school in Plymouth ,…

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Leina Janes

Leina Janes, 95, of Freeport, IL, formerly of Columbia, died Friday, August 31, 2018 at the Parkview Home in Freeport. She was born November 20, 1922 in Toria, Kentucky to the late Elsworth and Mary Corbin Janes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie “Bill” Janes, and one…

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Clayton Folden

Clayton Folden, 67, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Thursday, August 30, 2018, at TJ Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. He was born May 10, 1951, in Barren County, to the late Clayton Elvis and Hallie Mae Houchens Folden. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Mintonville Masonic Lodge. Survivors include one son, John (Brandi)…

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Loretta Nell Higginbotham

Loretta Nell Higginbotham, 77, died Friday, August 31, 2018, at the Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.  She was born January 27, 1941, in Russell County to the late Walter and Elizabeth Wells Irwin.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Russell Springs Christian Church. The survivors include her husband of 60 years, Jarvis…

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