Area Obituaries

Sam Pelly
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Sam Pelly, 102, of Columbia died peacefully on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the same home he was born in on January 24, 1917. Mr. Pelly was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver Cromwell and Mary Elizabeth Evans Pelly and his wife of 74 years, Mary McKinley Pelly, who preceded him in 2016. Mr.…

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Porter Hamlett
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Porter Lee Hamlett, 70, of Columbia, died Monday at T. J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. Born in Adair County, he was the son of the late John and Eliza Murrell Hamlett. Mr. Hamlett formerly attended the Kellyville Community Church. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U. S. Army and was…

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Oris Spoon
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Oris Wendell Spoon, 76, of Columbia died Friday, February 8, 2019 at T. J. Health Columbia. Born in Fairplay community of Adair County, he was the son of the late Mackey and Delva Bennett Spoon. Mr. Spoon was a member of the Old Concord United Methodist Church and a farmer in the Fairplay community. He loved…

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Judy Huff
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Judy Carol Huff, 63, of Columbia, died Monday, February 4, 2019 at TJ Health Columbia. She was born October 8, 1955 in Somerset to the late Cosby and Elizabeth Malone Rhoades. Judy was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn Huff and four brothers, William, Larry,…

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Rollen Coomer
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Rollen Coomer, 84, of Columbia, died Monday, February 11, 2019 at 10:42 P.M. at Norton’s Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville. He was born April 1, 1934, in Adair County, to the late Arnold and Willie Burbridge Coomer. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Myrna Loy Coomer on…

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Brent Garr
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Brent A. Garr, 59, of Burkesville, formerly of Jamestown, passed away on Saturday, February 2nd at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. He was born in Jamestown on January 30, 1960 to the late Mary Corrine Garr. He was a chef and a member of the Greens Chapel Baptist Church in Jamestown. Brent is survived…

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Ruel Stotts
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Ruel “Wildman” Stotts, 91, of Jamestown and formerly of Columbia died Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the Russell County Hospital. Born in the Breeding community of Adair County, he was the son of the late William Bennett and Zella Stotts. Wildman was well known for his love for coon hunting and trading on various things. His…

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Walter Baker
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Walter “Rhea” Baker of Columbia passed away suddenly at 9:50 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at his home. Rhea was 59, having been born on Sunday, January 24, 1960, to his late parents, Walter “Garnett” Baker and Margaret Cundiff Baker, and grew up in the Portland community. He was a former employee of OshKosh…

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Travis Corbin
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Travis Corbin, 83, of Knifley died Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 5:21 A.M. at his home. He was born May 21, 1935, in Adair County, to the late Willie and Hallie Bottoms Corbin. He was also preceded in death by one brother; Paul Corbin and two sisters; Arlene Brothers and Imogene Corbin. Travis was a…

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Virginia Burton
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Virginia C. Burton, 95, of Columbia died Friday, February 8, 2019 at her home. She was born January 28, 1924, in Wilder, Tenn., to the late Marvin and Etta Richards Franklin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Curtis Burton on April 3, 1993; one son, Steve Edward…

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Gay Morris
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Gay Morris, 77, of the Egypt community, died Friday, February 8, 2019 at Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Louisville. She was born July 29, 1941 in Breeding to the late James Holland and Inez Scott Lacy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Keith Morris on October…

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Patricia Wilson
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Patricia “Patty” Wilson gained her wings on January 29. For 57 years, she has brought joy into the lives of family, friends and acquaintances by her enthusiastic, no-holds-barred embrace of life. Singing, dancing and greeting her loved ones along the streets of gold mark the celebration of her new life. Born in Somerset to Sammy…

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