Area Obituaries

Betty Palmer

Betty Cross Drabik Palmer, 71, of Columbia died Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at home after a long illness. Betty was born on November 19, 1947 in Kalkaska, Mi. to the late Avery and Alice Stacey Cross. Betty was a waitress for many years in area restaurants, including Midtown Café and Circle R Restaurant. Betty is…

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Evelyn Smith

Evelyn Smith, 98, formerly of the Coburg Community, died Thursday, February 7, 2019 at The Grandview in Campbellsville. She was born August 26, 1920, in Taylor County, to the late William Lloyd and Ada Perkins Hitch. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Smith on July 23, 2005…

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Donald Burton

Donald Ray Burton, 83, of Columbia died Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at the Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville.  Born in Adair County, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Irene Streeval Burton. Mr. Burton was a retired Dairy Farmer in Adair County and attended the Bearwallow United Methodist Church. His survivors include his…

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Rebecca Murphy

Rebecca Faye Burton Murphy, 64, of Louisville died Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Asa Orby and Revone Burton. Mrs. Murphy was a member of the Highview Baptist Church and a retired Registered Nurse. She loved spending time with her…

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Bobby Bennett

Bobby Maxie Bennett, 80, of Columbia died Friday, February 1, 2019 at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville. Born in Adair County, he was the son of the late Robert and Pearl Coffey Bennett.  Mr. Bennett was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Geraldine Rose Bennett; one grandson, Caleb Kyle Sneed; and…

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Porter Stotts

Porter “Junior” Stotts, 70, of Columbia died Monday, February 4, 2019 at the St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville. Born in the Breeding community of Adair County, he was the son of the late Porter and Sophia Furkin Stotts. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Stotts and one sister, Minnie Marie…

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Emma Wade

Emma Jean Hays Wade, 88, of Summer Shade passed away, Monday, January 21, 2019 at NHC in Glasgow. Born November 11, 1930 in Sulphur Lick, she was a daughter of the late Shem and Ada Johns Hays. She married James Wesley Wade on February 5, 1949. He preceded her in death in 2013. They spent…

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Margaret Banks

Margaret Banks, 88, of Columbia, died Monday, January 28, 2019 at 5:10 P.M. at Summit Manor Nursing Home. She was born July 7, 1930, in Adair County, to the late William Frank and Myrtle Coomer Sneed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Earl, Duel , and Edwin Sneed.…

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Alta Crawley

Mrs. Alta C. (Sparks) Crawley, 92, of Campbellsville passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2019 at the Summit Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Cumberland County on November 11, 1926 to the late Talmage and Bobie (Traylor) Sparks. Mrs. Crawley had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of St.…

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Pat Bell

Pat R. Bell, 85, of Columbia, died Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Baptist Health in Lexington. He was born October 31, 1933 in Pine Knot to the late Oscar and Betsey Halcomb Bell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Mary Martha Collins Bell; and six…

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