Area Obituaries

Clayton Folden
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Clayton Folden, 67, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Thursday, August 30, 2018, at TJ Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. He was born May 10, 1951, in Barren County, to the late Clayton Elvis and Hallie Mae Houchens Folden. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Mintonville Masonic Lodge. Survivors include one son, John (Brandi)…

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Loretta Nell Higginbotham
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Loretta Nell Higginbotham, 77, died Friday, August 31, 2018, at the Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.  She was born January 27, 1941, in Russell County to the late Walter and Elizabeth Wells Irwin.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Russell Springs Christian Church. The survivors include her husband of 60 years, Jarvis…

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J C Harrison
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J C “Blackbird” Harrison, 75, of Russell Springs formerly of the Knifley and Pellyton community in Adair County, passed away Saturday at 7:50 PM at his home after an illness. He was born on May 22, 1943 in Knifley, the son of the late Hancil Hugh and Ivadean Lee Harrison. He was preceded in death…

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Castle Edward Wade
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Castle Edward Wade, 74, of Russell Springs, died Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the VA Medical Center in Lexington. He was born February 11, 1944 in Russell County to the late Gordon Byron and Frances Ellen Childress Wade. He was a Security Guard at Stephens Pipe and Steel and a Veteran of US Army. Survivors…

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Robert Ray Brown
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Robert Ray Brown, 77, the son of the late Abraham and Stella Johnson Brown, was born Saturday, August 9, 1941in Russell County and departed this life on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 in Knifley at his home. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a retired minister of the Church of the…

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Katherine Powers
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Katherine (Morgan) Powers, 93, of Fairland, Indiana passed away August 20, 2018. She was born April 16, 1925 in Glens Fork, the daughter of Pleas A. and Jennie (Grant) Morgan. She had worked at St. Francis Hospital but was mostly a wife and mother. She loved to garden and travel with her husband Edward J.…

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Uriel C. Sparks
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Uriel C. Sparks, 88, of Louisville, formerly of Adair County, passed away Tuesday August 21, 2018 at the Hosparus in Patient Care Center in Louisville. He was born in March 1930, the son of the late W. B. “Bertress and Onie C. Hayes Sparks of Adair County. He is preceded in death by two brothers,…

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Helen B. Hutchison
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Helen B. Hutchison, 90, of Louisville was born on August 27, 1927 in Adair County to the late Joseph and Lillian (Bryant) Thomas and passed from this life on August 24, 2018. Helen was preceded in death by her husband Clarence “Hutch” Hutchison; sister, Katie Roeper; brothers, J. C. and Travis Thomas. Left to cherish…

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Rhonda Shelton
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Rhonda Shelton, 61, of Columbia, died Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 8:16 A.M. at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. She was born January 12, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Sam and Kara Matney Fudge and employed at TJ Health Columbia. Survivors include her husband, Robert Shelton of Columbia; one daughter, Shannon Shelton…

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Ricky Walters
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Ricky Walters, 17,  of Jamestown, passed away, Sunday August 19, 2018 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Somerset. He was born on Sunday January 28, 2001 in Somerset. He is the son of Latisha Foley Walters and Robert Walters of Jamestown. He is also survived by two sisters, Chaselynn Brower and Autumn Burton, both of Jamestown,…

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Benton Early Bowman
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Benton Earl Bowman, 92, of Euless, Texas, died Thursday, August 16, 2018 at his home. He was born June 24, 1926, in Frankfort, Indiana, to the late Ferris and Eva Rasner Bowman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Mary Frances Knifley Bowman on March 10, 1988. He served in…

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James Ralph Petty
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Mr. James Ralph Petty, 74, of Shepherdsville received his wings on Friday, August 17, 2018 after several months of illness at Norton’s Audubon Hospital. James was the son of the late Ralph and Annie Mae (Coomer) Petty. He retired from Brown and Williamson and Philip Morris. He was a member of Old Shively Methodist Church…

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