Area Obituaries

Lorene Beard Edwards
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Lorene Beard Edwards, 87, of Sulphur Well went to her heavenly home on Thursday December 20, 2018 surrounded by her family at Metcalfe Health Care Center in Edmonton. She was born on February 25, 1931 to the Charlie and Mable Beard. She was the wife of the late Robert Granvil Edwards. Her survivors include one…

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Arthur June Hendrickson
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Dr. Arthur June Hendrickson, 89, passed away peacefully on December 21, 2018. Born on October 23, 1929, he was the son of Arthur William Hendrickson and Addie Mae (Reeves) Hendrickson of Columbia. Following graduation from Columbia High School, he enlisted in the US Navy as a dental technician (DT2). After the Navy, Dr. Hendrickson attended…

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Ella Burton
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Ella Mae Burton, 85, of Columbia died Thursday, December 13, 2018 at her residence. Born in the Flatwoods Community of Adair County, she was the daughter of the late Will Andy and Molly Franklin Rodgers and wife of the late Pink Burton.  Mrs. Burton was a loving and caring mother and grandmother and previously attended…

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Arnold Corbin
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Arnold Corbin, 80, of Columbia died Friday, December 14, 2018 at 3:12 P.M. at Summit Manor Nursing Facility in Columbia He was born September 11, 1938, in Adair County, to the late Frank and Nora Sneed Corbin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Wheeler Corbin, and a…

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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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