Area Obituaries

Velta Brown
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Velta Brown, 82, of Russell Springs, died Sunday, July 1, 2018, at the Russell County Hospital. She was born July 30, 1935, in Adair County, to the late Oris Bailey and Ada Bell Wilson Bailey, who survives. Velta was a cook in the Russell County School System and a member of the Free Union Separate…

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Carole Ann Wilson
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Carole Ann Wilson, 75, of the Gradyville Community passed away Monday, July 2, 2018, at 3:20 P.M at her home. She was born March 29, 1943, in Covington, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Lynard and Catherine Hayes.  She preceded in death by her husband John O. Wilson. Carole is survived by two…

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Mabel (Chumbley) Minton
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Mabel Minton, 94, of Windsor, Ky passed away, Thursday, June 28, 2018, at Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, Kentucky. She was a homemaker and a member of Jennie’s Chapel United Methodist Church. She was born on Monday, February 25, 1924, in Russell County, Kentucky to the late Cornelious Chumbley and Cassie Stephens Chumbley. She is…

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Robert Clayton Baker
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Robert Clayton Baker, 55, of the Portland community of Adair County, died Sunday, July 1, 2018, at 5:07 A.M. at his home after a short illness. He was a member of Solid Rock Church in Russell Springs and a self-employed Truck Driver. Robert is survived by his wife, Darlene Brock Baker of Portland; parents, Clayton…

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Markilia Ruth Franklin Gomez
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Marilia Ruth Franklin Gomez, 25, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at the University of Kentucky Medical in Lexington. She is survived by her mother, Carrie Turner Morgan of Columbia; her father, Mark Franklin and his wife Melissa of Sparksville, four children, Karissa Mounce, Mary Anna Albarez, Sophia Gomez and Ariel Gomez; two…

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Rebecca Jean Brock
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Rebecca Jean Brock, 61, of the Milltown community, died Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at her home. She was born August 18, 1956, in Taylor County, to Tina Browning Roberts and the late Richard Roberts.  She was preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clarence and Esther Brock and her beloved husband, Tom Brock on…

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Lora Marie Welch Cowan
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Lora Marie Welch Cowan, 83, of Mission, Texas passed away June 19, 2018, in Mission, Texas. She was born April 11, 1934, in Pontiac, Ill. Her husband, Harold Cowan, passed away June 27, 2018. She is survived by one son; Charles Ray Cowan of Morris, Ill; one daughter, Vicky Cowan of Joliet, Ill; four grandchildren Amy,…

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Harold Ray Cowan
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Harold Ray Cowan, 84, of Mission, Texas formerly of Adair County, Ky passed away June 27, 2018, in Mission, Texas. He was born in Adair County the son of the late Lomer “Cowboy” and Eva Mae Burton Cowan, he was preceded in death by his wife Lora Marie Welch Cowan on June 19, 2018. Survivors…

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Jimmy Louis Hughes
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Jimmy Louis Hughes, 68, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Sunday, June 17, 2018, as the result of an automobile accident on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway in Russell County. He was born August 20, 1949, in Adair County, to the late Chester and Ruth Lee Moore Hughes.  Jimmy served his country in the U.S. Army…

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Travis Bryant Thomas
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Travis B. Thomas, 78, Sergeant Major, US Army Retired, of Southern Shores, NC, died on June 4, 2018, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He was born and raised in Knifley, Adair County, Kentucky, the youngest son of Joseph Allen Thomas and Lillian May (Bryant) Thomas. He graduated from Campbellsville High School and joined the US…

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Brandon Burns
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Brandon Burns, 34 of Columbia, KY passed away suddenly Sunday, June 17, 2018, at  7:48  AM at his home. He was born September 30, 1983, in Campbellsville, KY. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Eugene and Lucille Burns and Paul and Dorothy Curry. Brandon is survived by his parents, Barney and Mary Anna…

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J. D. Montgomery
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J. D. Montgomery, 79, of Columbia, KY passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 11:14 AM at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Hospice Care Unit in Somerset, Kentucky after a short illness. He was born June 16, 1938, in Adair County, KY the son of the late Raymond and Pairlee  Pendleton Montgomery. He was a…

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