Area Obituaries

Robin Smith
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Robin Smith, 61, of Columbia, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 at 4:48 a.m. at Norton Hospital in Louisville. She was born July 12, 1956 in Louisville, Ky, to the late James Edwin and Mary Elizabeth Moore Sneed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Rebecca Sneed Gunn. She was…

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William Turner “Billy” Bloyd
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William Turner “Billy” Bloyd age 76 years of the Fairplay community, passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at 8:39 a.m. at his home. He was born on Feb. 8, 1941 in the Crocus community in Adair County, Ky. He was the son of the late William Edward and Bertha Pauline Turner Bloyd. Billy is survived…

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Bill Steinhilber
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Bill Steinhilber, 60, of Columbia, Ky, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 at his home. He was born Nov. 20, 1957 in Bloomsburg, Pa. His father, Robert Geddes Steinhilber, and a brother, John Steinhilber, preceded him in death. Bill was the owner of Sports Biz Printing in Columbia. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann…

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Elsie Marie Gaskins
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, 95, of Columbia, Ky., died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at 1:35 p.m. at Russell County Hospital. She was born in Jamestown, Ky., on Feb. 23, 1922, to the late Vadie and Mary Magdalene Wooldridge Guffey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Ray Gaskins; three sons, Ethan,…

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Walker Bryant
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Walker Bryant, 88, of Columbia, Ky. passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at the Signature Health Care Summit Manor in Columbia, Ky. after several months illness. He was born Feb. 11, 1929, in the Sano Community of Adair County, Ky. the son the late Elzia and Nola Cravens Bryant. He was preceded in death by two…

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Jerry Elaine Lawless Moore
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Jerry Elaine Lawless Moore, 78, of Columbia, passed away on Jan. 7, 2018, leaving behind an enduring legacy as a devoted wife, mother, and businesswoman. Born in the family home to Forest Herbert Lawless and Jewell Corrine Loy on April 9, 1939, Jerry was raised in the Moore’s School House Community of Russell County. After…

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Betty Jean Flaynik
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Betty Jean Flaynik, 92 of the Holmes Bend Road Columbia, Ky. passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 in Jacksonville, Fla. after an illness She was born July 10, 1925, in Pontiac, Ill. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael McFarland and a stepson Raymond McFarland. Mrs. Flaynik is survived by: seven sons, Patrick…

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Dallas Ray Holt
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  Dallas Ray Holt, 71 of the Montpelier Community of Adair Co. passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 at 12:29 a.m. at the University of Ky. Medical Center in Lexington after several weeks illness. He was born on March 26, 1946, in the Montpelier community, the son of the late Jess Thomas and Lyda McGaha…

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Leola Edmonds
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Leola Edmonds, 83 of Columbia, Ky. passed away at her home Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at 10:32 a.m.. She was born Dec. 2, 1934, in Chance, Ky. the daughter of the late Elbert and Stella Akin Janes. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Matthew Janes and sisters Evola Farrow, Marcella…

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Linda Sue Compton
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Linda Sue Compton, 67, of Columbia, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at her home. She was born May 16, 1950, in Detroit, Mich. to the late Roy and Ollie Gilbert Hyden. Linda was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Alfie Compton; daughter, Renee Weddle; and two…

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Bruce Albert Johnson
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Bruce Albert Johnson, age 62, of Russell Springs, Ky. passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 at his residence. He was a truck driver, and Captain of Russell County Rescue Squad. He was born on Thursday, Sept. 8, 1955, in Louisville, Ky. the son of the late Donald W. and Alene Hudson Johnson, Bruce is survived…

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Ruth Rodericks
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Ruth Rodericks, 82, of Jefferson City, Tenn., formerly of Rhode Island, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at her home. She was a member of Buffalo Grove Baptist Church in Jefferson City and formerly a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church in Glens Fork, Ky.. She was preceded in death by several family members and dear…

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