Area Obituaries

Margaret Marple
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Margaret Jewell Marple, 83, of Campbellsville, died Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville. She was born January 21, 1935 in Taylor County to the late Edgar and Jessie Speer Davis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Garnett, Shelby Ray, Lee. and William…

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Jerry Kelsay
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Jerry Wayne Kelsay, 67, of Columbia died Friday, December 28, 2018 at 8:10 P.M. at Metcalfe Health Care Center in Edmonton. He was born April 14, 1951, in Adair County, to the late Paul and Alene Kimbler Kelsay. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Haylee Kelsay and a…

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Donald Campbell
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Donald “Buck” Campbell, 79, of Columbia passed away peacefully Friday, December 28, 2018. Born in Adair County, he was the son of the late Dee and Rosie Grant and biological parents, Tandy and Pearl Hadley Campbell. Buck was a former employee of Oshkosh in Columbia and worked construction. He loved hunting and fishing. His survivors…

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Lee Janes
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Lee “Mac” Janes, 77, of Memphis, Tenn. passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bee and Jessie Janes; one sister, Faye Hauf; and one brother-in-law, Travis Paul Scott. Mr. Janes worked 40 years as a Journeyman for Sheet Metal Workers Union Local #4 in Memphis.  His favorite…

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Brenda Faye Thrasher
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Brenda Faye Thrasher, 76, of Columbia died Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the T. J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. Born in Cumberland County, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Flossie Shelley Bruton. Mrs. Thrasher attended the Bearwallow United Methodist Church and was a retired school teacher after 33 years at Colonel…

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Sara Metta Roush
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Sara Metta Roush, 98, of Louisville passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018. She was born on June 14, 1920 in Amesville, Ohio to the late Henrietta and Selby Glazier. She is preceded in death by her son, Selby Roush; and son-in-law, Jeffrey Scott. Sara was raised with her two sisters, Dorothy and Virginia on…

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Lorene Beard Edwards
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Lorene Beard Edwards, 87, of Sulphur Well went to her heavenly home on Thursday December 20, 2018 surrounded by her family at Metcalfe Health Care Center in Edmonton. She was born on February 25, 1931 to the Charlie and Mable Beard. She was the wife of the late Robert Granvil Edwards. Her survivors include one…

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Arthur June Hendrickson
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Dr. Arthur June Hendrickson, 89, passed away peacefully on December 21, 2018. Born on October 23, 1929, he was the son of Arthur William Hendrickson and Addie Mae (Reeves) Hendrickson of Columbia. Following graduation from Columbia High School, he enlisted in the US Navy as a dental technician (DT2). After the Navy, Dr. Hendrickson attended…

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Ella Burton
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Ella Mae Burton, 85, of Columbia died Thursday, December 13, 2018 at her residence. Born in the Flatwoods Community of Adair County, she was the daughter of the late Will Andy and Molly Franklin Rodgers and wife of the late Pink Burton.  Mrs. Burton was a loving and caring mother and grandmother and previously attended…

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Arnold Corbin
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Arnold Corbin, 80, of Columbia died Friday, December 14, 2018 at 3:12 P.M. at Summit Manor Nursing Facility in Columbia He was born September 11, 1938, in Adair County, to the late Frank and Nora Sneed Corbin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Wheeler Corbin, and a…

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Janet Smith
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Janet Marie Smith, 38, of Columbia died Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the home of her parents after an illness. She was born December 11, 1980, in Clinton County and was a former employee of Bruss in Russell Springs Her survivors include her parents, James and Faylene Spencer Smith of Columbia; her beloved companion, Ronald…

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Billy Grant
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Billy Grant, 81, of Columbia died Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 9:20 P.M. at the University of Kentucky Bluegrass Hospice Care Center in Lexington. He was born November 11, 1937, in the Neatsville community of Adair County, to the late Robert Aaron and Shirley Williams Grant. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in…

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