Area Obituaries

Sammy June Hancock Cundiff, 83
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Sammy June Hancock Cundiff, 83, widow of Cook Cundiff, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020 at her home in Versailles.  She was born August 31, 1936 in Glasgow, Kentucky to the late Benjamin Miller and Frances Stevenson Hancock. Sammy attended the University of Kentucky, and was a fine artist working in pastels and pen and…

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Joe Birdwell, 70
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Joe Birdwell, 70, of Columbia, died Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway in Russell County. He was born September 19, 1949 in Russell County to the late James Earl and Jessie Marie George Birdwell.  In addition to…

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Bobby J. Burress, 82
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Bobby J. Burress, 82, of the Milltown community, died Monday, August 3, 2020. He was born September 1, 1937, to the late Robert and Mattie Parnell Burress and a retired farmer.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Wendell Burress, and two sisters, Ruth Bohanon and Marie Rogers. Survivors…

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Mike “Monkey” Reynolds, 61
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Mike “Monkey” Reynolds, 61, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at TJ Health/Columbia Emergency Room. He was born August 28, 1958, in Adair County, to the late William and Lola Mae Corbin Reynolds. Mike retired from the Kentucky Department of Transportation, was employed by the Adair Fiscal Court at the Recycling Center, a…

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Hettie E. Burton, 75
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Hettie E. Burton, 75 of Edinburgh, Ind. passed away July 29, 2020 at her residence. She was born October 16, 1944 in Adair County, Ky. She was the daughter of Elijah and Effie (Powell) Denton. She married Robert Lewis Burton December 1, 1963 and he survives. She is also survived by her brother, Alvin (Joyce)…

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Billy Joe Holt, 76
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Billy Joe Holt, 76, of Columbia, Ky died July 29, 2020 at his residence.  Born in Columbia, Ky he was the son of the late Otis Lloyd and Audra Powell Holt. Mr. Holt was a member of the Columbia Baptist Church and retired from GE in Louisville, Ky. He is survived by; an aunt, Josephine…

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Sammantha Danielle Greer McCarol, 20
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Sammantha Danielle Greer McCarol, 20, of Knifley, Ky died Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky.  Born in Campbellsville, Ky she is the daughter of Jeff Greer (Fiancée’ Betsy Harris) of Columbia and Hannah Coyt (Brian) of Alvaton, KY. In addition to her parents she is survived by;  her husband Dylan…

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Clifton Lewis Jones, 59
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Clifton Lewis Jones, 59, of Columbia, died Thursday, July 23, 2020 at his sister’s home. He was born September 24, 1960 in Taylor County to the late C.R. and Ruth Hutchison Jones.  Clifton was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a farmer for many years. Survivors include; one brother Michael Jones and his…

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David Austin Foley, 27
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David Austin Foley, age 27, of Russell Springs, Ky passed away Saturday, July 25 2020 at his residence. He was born on Friday, October 30 1992, in Cinc., Ohio. He was the son of Lisa Hart Foley, of Russell Springs and David Foley, of Russell Springs. Survivors also include; three sisters Shaunda Sharp, spouse Jared,…

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Alice Jane Cowan, 62
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Alice Jane Cowan, 62, of Columbia, Ky, died Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 6:15 A.M. at her home after an illness. She was born September 30, 1957 in Springfield, Ill. and formerly worked as a Nurse’s Aid for Lake Cumberland Home Health. Her father, Leonard Cowan, preceded her in death. Survivors include; her mother Dorothy…

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John A. “Johnny” Helm, 54
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John A. “Johnny” Helm of Greensburg, son of Walter Helm and Patricia Godsey Thompson, was born June 25, 1966 in Taylor County, Kentucky.  He died at 10:34 A.M., Thursday, July 23, 2020 in Louisville.       Age: 54 John was an employee of Morgan Smith Industries in Columbia. He loved muscle cars and motorcycles and hobbies included…

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Bobby Allen Compton, 80
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Bobby Allen Compton, 80, died Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at his home in Adair County. He was born May 3, 1940, in Adair County, to the late Edgar Riley and Fannie Keltner Compton, a member of Big Creek Missionary Baptist Church, a US Army Veteran and retired from Wabash Fiber Box Company in Argo, Ill. …

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