Area Obituaries

Nina Piercy
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Nina Grace Carter Piercy, 87, of Columbia, died Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at T.J. Health Columbia. She was born May 21, 1931 in Burkesville, to the late Otis and Gertie Bean Carter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Minnie Lee; five brothers, Rolin Carter, Milliard Carter, Hollin Carter,…

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Richard Lee
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Richard Edward Lee, 89, of Columbia died Friday, April 12, 2019 at his residence. Born in Creelsboro, he was the son of the late Oakley and Decie Johnson Lee. Mr. Lee was a member of the Columbia Church of Christ. His survivors include his wife of 69 years, Mary Ellen Mann Lee of Columbia; one…

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Lolita Pilkington
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Lolita Pilkington, 53, of Adair County, died Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Columbia. She was born June 20, 1965, in Asheville, NC. and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Jerome Roberson in 2015. Her survivors include her husband, Hardy Pilkington of Adair County; two daughters, Stephanie Pilkington of Danville and…

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Julia Goodin
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Dr. Julia Goodin died suddenly from a rapidly progressive undetermined illness on April 12, 2019. She was born on March 10, 1957 in Columbia, and made the most of her 62 years. She traveled the world, became a captain in the U.S. Naval Reserves, and recently retired as the State Medical Examiner for the State…

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Hermon Conover
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Hermon Ray Conover, 71, of Columbia died Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the Taylor Regional Hospital. Born in Adair County, he was the son of the late Bennie and Bertha Bryant Conover. Mr. Conover was retired from Superior Battery Mfg. Company. His survivors include his wife, Betty Cox Conover of Columbia; one son, Chris Conover of…

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Ernest Davis
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Ernest C. Davis, 86, of Russell Springs passed away on Thursday April 4, 2019 at T. J. Sampson, Glasgow. He was of the Methodist faith. He started with Cundiff Dairy in 1945 then to Columbia Dairy in 1950, then started working with Cumberland Dairy in 1953, and Southern Belle and retired in 1997 for a total…

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Carol Loy
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Carol Neal Loy, 76, of Columbia died Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Summit Manor Nursing Home. She was born March 22, 1943, in Adair County, to the late Johnnie Ormal and Helen Goodin Turner. She was a member of Columbia Baptist Church and a retail clerk for several businesses including the Style Shop where she…

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Haskin Rowe
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Haskin Allen “Hack” Rowe, 83, of Columbia, died Monday, April 8, 2019 at Atria Assisted Living in Elizabethtown. He was born April 18, 1935 in Adair County to the late Owen and Icy Janes Rowe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Ceola Rowe Lay; two brothers, Osby Rowe…

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William Murrell
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William Junior “Willie” Murrell, 76, of Columbia died Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green. Born in Adair County, he was the son of the late James William and Edna Ethel Murphy Murrell. Mr. Murrell was of the Christian faith. His survivors include three sisters, Kathleen Murrell, Estelle Janes and Betty…

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Ronnie Cowan
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Ronnie W. Cowan, 55, of Columbia, died Sunday, March 31, 2019 at his home after a short illness. He was born August 22, 1963 in Columbia. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bernice Burton Cowan in 2017. Ronnie attended 3Trees Church and retired from Houchens Industries in 2008. He was an avid University of…

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Charles Campbell
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Charles Edwin Campbell, 77, of Columbia, died Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at the Russell County Hospital. Born in Adair County, he was the son of the late Otis and Nannie Bell Burton Campbell. Mr. Campbell was of the Baptist faith. His survivors include his wife, Judy Gentry Campbell of Columbia; one sister, Avanelle Burris of Jamestown;…

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Judy Hixson
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Judy Ann Neat Hixson, 72, of Columbia, died Friday, March 29, 2019 at the Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Cosby and Flossie Neat. Judy loved gardening, and her greatest joy was being her grandchildren’s “JuJu”. Her survivors include her husband of over 51 years, Byron…

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