Area Obituaries

Rosie Bennett
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Rosie Bennett, 74, of Columbia, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville. She was born November 30, 1944, in Adair County, to the late Riley Thomas and Leoner Blaydes Bennett and attended Morris Chapel United Methodist Church. Her survivors include four children, Charles Jr. (Connie) Crawhorn, Deborah (Josh) Smith,…

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Mary Bennett
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Mary Ritchey Bennett, 87, passed away Monday, April 22, 2019 at 11:45 PM at Signature Summit Manor Nursing Home after several months illness. She was the daughter of the late John D. Lowe Jr. and Aileen Ritchey Lowe. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Blair Bennett on December 11, 1987; one brother,…

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Melvin Bailey
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Melvin Bailey, 97, of Columbia died Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at his residence. Born in Casey County, he was the son of the late James Alford and Mary Burton Bailey and husband of the late Edith Burton Bailey. Mr. Bailey was retired from the U. S. Army serving in World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam…

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Judith Hilson
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Judith Elaine Hilson, 60, of Columbia, died Thursday, April 18, 2019 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was born August 10, 1958, in Louisville, to the late William L. and Virginia Jones Fluhr. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a homemaker. Her survivors include two daughters, Sherry Quisenberry of…

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James Stotts
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James Tilford Stotts, 82, of Columbia died Sunday, April 21, 2019 at his residence.  Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late George and Evelyn Bragg Stotts and husband of the late Pauline Burton Stotts. He is survived by a daughter, Darla (Jan) Stotts of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.; one son, Jon (Kristen) Stotts…

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John Kerns
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John William Kerns, 84, of Russell Springs died on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the T. J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. Born in Louisville, he was the son of the late William “Bill” and Elva Dixon Kerns. Mr. Kerns was a member of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church and a retired Electrician from…

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Lawrence Jamison
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Lawrence Eugene Jamison, 49, of Jamestown passed away on Thursday April 11, 2019 at Good Samaritan. He was born on September 19, 1959 in Noblesville, Ind. to the late Avis Jamison Webb and Lou Jamison. He is survived by two sisters, Kippie LeMasters of Cicero, Ind. and Rhonda Roberts Mann of Jamestown; and one brother, James Jamison of…

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Mable Long
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Mable Long, 90, of Columbia died Monday, April 15, 2019 at her residence.  Born in Adair County, she was the daughter of the late Louie and Birtie Matilda Davis Rich and wife of the late Willie Woodson Long. Mrs. Long was a faithful Christian and taught her children to follow God at an early age.…

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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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