Area Obituaries

Jeff Rippey, 52

Jeff Rippey, 52, of Columbia, died Saturday, August 29, 2020 at the Glenview Health Care Facility in Glasgow. He was born February 8, 1968 in Portland, Oregon.  Jeff was a former cook and laborer and enjoyed fishing. Survivors include his wife Sheryl Gilpin Rippey of Columbia; one son Josh Hall Rippey; special friend Helen Sneed…

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Chasity Lynn Studivant, 46

Chasity Lynn Studivant, 46, of Edmonton, Kentucky, died Thursday, August 27, 2020 at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville. Survivors include; her husband Mark Sturdivant of Flintville, Tenn,; her mother Mary Jessie of Edmonton; her father James VanVoorhis of Coldwater, Mich; her children Tiffany Marie and Jeremy; two brothers James and Robert VanVoorhis both of…

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Rebecca Judd, 39

Rebecca Judd, 39, of Russell Springs, Ky, died Friday, August 28, 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. She was born January 9, 1981, in Campbellsville, Ky.  Her maternal grandmother, Valta Edel Melson and her paternal grandfather, Paul Judd, preceded her in death. Survivors include; her mother Betty Melson Crawhorn and her partner, Terry Morrow,…

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Betty Lucille Grider, 70

Betty Lucille Grider, 70, of Columbia died Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at the Medical Center at Bowling Green.  Born in Adair County she was the daughter of the late Walter and Ada Loy Yarberry. Betty was a person who gave her family her all for her entire life. She made her world and for everyone…

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Erma Jean Robertson, 68

Erma Jean Robertson, age 68, of Russell Springs, Ky passed away Tuesday, August 25 2020 at U.K. Hospital. She was born on Saturday, October 20 1951, in Russell County, Ky. She was the daughter of Lura Popplewell Wilson, who has preceded her in death and Vertis Wilson, who has preceded her in death. Her husbandJim…

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Christopher Wayne Cowan, 45

Christopher Wayne Cowan, 45, of Columbia died Saturday, August 29, 2020 at his residence.  Born on June 8, 1975 in Adair County he is the son of Phillip Cowan and Sandy Withers Janes. Chris was a member of the Columbia Christian Church and Masonic Lodge #96.  He was a 1993 graduate of Adair County High…

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Robin Ann Burns, 63

Robin Ann Burns age 63 of Burkesville, Ky passed away on Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 at Cumberland County Hospital. Robin was born on February 27, 1957 in York, Pennsylvania. She was retired from the United States Navy with 20 years of service. After her retirement from the Navy, Robin worked at PBI Bank, First and…

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John Richard Johnson, 87

John Richard Johnson beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, cousin, in law and friend to many, was born October 1932 in Columbia, Kentucky, to Neil Graves and Leslie Johnson. He was the sixth of nine siblings. John Richard was educated at Dudley School in Columbia. He accepted Christ at an early age. He grew up…

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Nick Luca Martines, 59

Nick Luca Martines born April 26,1961 of Columbia, Ky. Passed away after a long, hard 20+ year fight and battle with cancer. He died July 28th 2020 at home surrounded by his best friend of 27 years, Tracey Hansen and loved ones Nick Sox (son) Stephanie Sox (niece) and  his “girls” Elly and Katie. He…

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Ramona Holmes Withers Lane, 81

Ramona Holmes Withers Lane, 81, of Columbia, Ky died Sunday, August 16, 2020 at her residence, with her family by her side.  Born in Vester, Ky she was the daughter of the late Willie and Rena Burton Holmes.  Ms. Lane was of the Baptist faith.  She loved life and lived it to the fullest and…

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