Area Obituaries

Alma Coomer
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Alma Faye Coomer, 77, of Columbia died Friday, May 10, 2019 at her residence. Born in Adair County, she was the daughter of the late Hollis and Clarice Brockman Robertson. Mrs. Coomer was a member of the Egypt Christian Church and the Wings Women’s Group at the church. Faye enjoyed gardening, growing beautiful flowers, traveling…

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Laymon Norris
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Laymon Norris, 80, of Columbia died Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at his residence. Born in Cumberland County, he was the son of the late Robert Austin and Clara Melton Norris. Laymon worked at Westlake Regional Hospital in Columbia for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman he loved hunting, fishing, ginseng hunting, and dog trading.…

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Ruby England
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Ruby Zula England, 87, of Cave City died Monday, May 6, 2019 at her home. She was born in Breeding, on February 12, 1932, to the late Ray and Delpha Coomer McKinney. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Philip England; one son, Greg England; and one brother, Alfred McKinney.…

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Larry Breeding
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Larry Keith Breeding, 67, of Russell Springs, passed away, Friday May 3, 2019 at his residence. He was a US Army Veteran and a former truck driver He was born on Tuesday, August 14, 1951 in Somerset to the late on of Eldon and Margie S. Breeding. He is survived by one brother, David Breeding…

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John Halsey
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John Edward Halsey, 76, of Knifley, died Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at his home. He was born July 23, 1942, in Coshocton, Ohio, to the late Jesse John and Anna Marie Batt Halsey and was also preceded in death by two children in infancy. John was a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in…

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Bernice Loy
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Bernice Loy, 84, of Columbia, died Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Summitt Manor Nursing and Rehab. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Rollin and Virgie Corbin Montgomery and wife of the late Robert Jesse Loy. Mrs. Loy was a member of the Columbia Christian Church, Ladies Rug Group, and the Decorating…

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Jimmie Lynch
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Jimmie C. Lynch, 75, of Columbia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the Russell County Hospital. He professed his faith in Jesus Christ many years ago and attended the Union Chapel Community Church in Fairplay. In addition to his parents, Clyde and Julia Hager Lynch, he was preceded in…

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Lewis Hardin
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Lewis Lee Hardin, 85, was born December 20, 1933 in Adair County. He passed away peacefully Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:15 P.M., after listening to old gospel tunes, some prayer, and a lot of family love. He was the son of the late Estil Lee Hardin and Idoma Goode Hardin. He was a believer…

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Cathy Turner
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Cathy Jo Turner, 60, of Columbia, died Monday, April 29, 2019 at T. J. Health Columbia. Born in Franklin, Ind., she was the daughter of the late William Charles Costello and Velva Bryant Burton of Columbia who survives. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, William Charles Costello, Jr. Cathy…

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Hue Harlow
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Hue Wallace Harlow, 87, of Columbia, (formerly of the Monroe Community) passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019 at his home. He was a Hart County native, a lifelong farmer, a Deacon at Whickerville Baptist Church and instrumental in organizing the first local food bank at Whickerville Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis…

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Robert Moore
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Robert W. Moore of Columbia, formerly of Lake Orion, Mich. passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, April 15, 2019. Bob was born on January 26, 1942 in Cumberland, Md. Bob is survived by his wife of 49 years, Shirl, also of Columbia, and his daughter, Bobbi Moore of Hixson, Tenn. He is also…

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Ruby Rodgers
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Ruby Rodgers, 67, of Columbia, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the Russell County Hospital. She was born June 23, 1951 in Adair County to the late Oscar and Mary Pearl Nelson Baker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell and Odell Baker, and one sister, Edith Brown.…

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