Area Obituaries

Dallas Ray Holt
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  Dallas Ray Holt, 71 of the Montpelier Community of Adair Co. passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 at 12:29 a.m. at the University of Ky. Medical Center in Lexington after several weeks illness. He was born on March 26, 1946, in the Montpelier community, the son of the late Jess Thomas and Lyda McGaha…

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Leola Edmonds
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Leola Edmonds, 83 of Columbia, Ky. passed away at her home Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at 10:32 a.m.. She was born Dec. 2, 1934, in Chance, Ky. the daughter of the late Elbert and Stella Akin Janes. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Matthew Janes and sisters Evola Farrow, Marcella…

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Linda Sue Compton
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Linda Sue Compton, 67, of Columbia, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at her home. She was born May 16, 1950, in Detroit, Mich. to the late Roy and Ollie Gilbert Hyden. Linda was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Alfie Compton; daughter, Renee Weddle; and two…

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Bruce Albert Johnson
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Bruce Albert Johnson, age 62, of Russell Springs, Ky. passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 at his residence. He was a truck driver, and Captain of Russell County Rescue Squad. He was born on Thursday, Sept. 8, 1955, in Louisville, Ky. the son of the late Donald W. and Alene Hudson Johnson, Bruce is survived…

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Ruth Rodericks
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Ruth Rodericks, 82, of Jefferson City, Tenn., formerly of Rhode Island, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at her home. She was a member of Buffalo Grove Baptist Church in Jefferson City and formerly a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church in Glens Fork, Ky.. She was preceded in death by several family members and dear…

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Howard Gale Bailey
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Howard Gale Bailey, 76, of Columbia, Ky., died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at his home. He was born July 9, 1941, in Irvine, Ky. He was preceded in death by his father, H.J. Bailey and a sister, Ada Abbott. He retired from Columbia Utilities Commission in the Water Plant Operation, was a member of Russell…

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James Walters
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James Walters, 75, of  Columbia, Ky. formerly of Crawfordsville, Ind. passed away Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at 6:15 p.m. at his home after several months illness. He was born March 16, 1942 in Crawfordsville, Ind. the son of the late Lawrence and Louise Paddock Walters. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Cynthia…

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Hazel L. Burton
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Hazel L. Burton, 87, passed away on Jan. 6, 2018 at Community Howard Hospital in Kokomo. Hazel was born to Lora and Nanie (McElroy) Burton in Adair Ky. on Feb.13, 1930. She married William Paul Burton June 4, 1949. She now joins him with their Heavenly Father. Hazel enjoyed gardening and most of all; spending…

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Don C. Hale Sr.
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Don C. Hale Sr., 80 of Columbia, Ky. passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2017 at 4:05 a.m. at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Ky. after an illness. He was born Dec. 19, 1937 near Chance, Ky. the son of the late Everett and Edna Humes Hale. He was preceded in death by a…

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Audra Royse
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Audra Royse, 86, of Columbia, Ky. passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 at 9:20 a.m. at her home after several weeks illness. She was born July 13, 1931 the daughter of the late Ulysses “UL” and Bertha Mae Pollard Rogers of Adair Co. Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Royse on Sept.…

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Carlos O. Fudge
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Carlos O. Fudge age 78 years of Glasgow, Ky. formerly of Columbia, Ky, and New Castle, Ind. passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 at 8:25 a.m. at NHC Health Care in Glasgow. He was born on Jan. 9, 1939 in Adair County the son of the late Robert W. “Bob” and Evelyn Harvey Fudge. He…

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Ronald Asberry
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Ronald Asberry, 57 years of Dunnville, Ky. passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 at 12:34 p.m. at the Casey County Hospital in Liberty, Ky. after an illness. He was the son of the late Estill and Dorothy Irene Taylor Asberry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lula Asberry…

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