Area Obituaries

Janet Smith
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Janet Marie Smith, 38, of Columbia died Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the home of her parents after an illness. She was born December 11, 1980, in Clinton County and was a former employee of Bruss in Russell Springs Her survivors include her parents, James and Faylene Spencer Smith of Columbia; her beloved companion, Ronald…

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Billy Grant
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Billy Grant, 81, of Columbia died Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 9:20 P.M. at the University of Kentucky Bluegrass Hospice Care Center in Lexington. He was born November 11, 1937, in the Neatsville community of Adair County, to the late Robert Aaron and Shirley Williams Grant. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in…

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Lonnie Grant
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Lonnie Grant, 72, of Columbia died Friday, December 14, 2018 at T. J. Health of Columbia. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late Claudie Ray Grant and Beula Earls Grant of Columbia who survives.  In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Glenda Sue Janes. Mr. Grant…

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Barbara Bennett
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Ms. Barbara Jean (McElroy) Davis Bennett, 81, of Louisville and formerly of Columbia and Fairdale returned to her Heavenly Father on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Ms. Bennett was born in Adair County on June 12, 1937 to the late John Irvin McElroy and Lettie Belle (Rooks) McElroy. She was a member of Meade County General…

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Virginia Grant
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Virginia “Jenny” Ferguson Grant, 87, of Columbia died Saturday, December 15, 2018 at T. J. Health Columbia. Born in Adair County, she was the daughter of the late Ores and Rachel Arnold Ferguson and wife of the late Robert Leland Grant. Mrs. Grant was a member of the Tabernacle Christian Church and former Owner and…

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Nell Baker
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Nell Engle Baker, 101, of Owensboro passed away peacefully with her son and daughter-in-law, Dwight and Patty, by her side on Friday, December 7, 2018 in Owensboro. She was born August 20th 1917 in Harlan County to the late Henry and Lucy North Engle.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years,…

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Thurston Sullivan
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Thurston Sullivan, 81, of Louisville and formerly of the Cundiff community of Adair County, died Monday, December 10, 2018 at his residence.  Born in Adair County he was the son of the late Richard Colonel and Jessie Marie Hadley Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan was retired from the U. S. Army and the Corp of Engineers.  He…

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Greg Smith
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Greg Smith, 56, of Campbellsville, died Friday, December 7, 2018 at his home. He was born July 1, 1962 in Adair County. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald A. Smith. Greg was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Campbellsville, was a mortgage broker for Wildcat Mortgage and also obtained his real…

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Danny Calhoun
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Danny R. “Coon” Calhoun, 65, of the Portland community, died Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 5:54 P.M. at TJ Health/Columbia Emergency Room. He was born January 8, 1953, in Taylor County, to the late William Lucian and Lela Parson Calhoun. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, his twin,…

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Gordon Brown
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Gordon Lee Brown, 75, of Columbia died Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at the Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. Born in Dunnville on February 23, 1943, he was the son of the late Earl and Ellen Bedwell Brown. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Michael Quinn and Cody Smith;…

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Denzil Smith
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Denzil Smith, 94, of Burkesville, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at his home. Denzil was born on October 22, 1924 in Cumberland County to the late Jessie Curtis and Sibbie Sharp Smith.  He was a member of Burkesville Church of Christ, had worked for several bridge construction companies for many years and was…

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Anthony Bridgewater
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Anthony DeCarlo “Tony Bass” Bridgewater, 62, of Columbia died Friday, December 7, 2018 at TJ Health/Columbia. He was born October 2, 1956, in Adair County, formerly worked in construction, enjoyed fishing, watching the UK Wildcats, and loved his grandkids. He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene “Dukie” Hughes; his mother, Jeanette Jones Bridgewater;…

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