Area Obituaries

Travis Cape
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Travis Cape, 81, of Columbia, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 8:35 A.M. at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. He was born August 12, 1936, in Adair County, to the late George and Edith Shearer Cape.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers; Curtis and George Cape, Jr.…

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David Nickell Huff
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David Nickell Huff, age 85, departed this life Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at Baptist Health Lexington. He was born June 9, 1933 in Cumberland, to Wilma Henry Nickell and James Leonard Huff. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Lily Lou Huff Karns. His survivors include his wife, Patricia…

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Helen Piercy
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Helen Piercy, 82, of Campbellsville formerly of Columbia and Russell Springs passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 7:02 AM at the Fair Oaks Health Systems in Jamestown. She was born April 17, 1936 in the Alga Community of Russell County, the daughter of the late John and Antha Grant Compton. She was preceded in…

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Eula Loy
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Eula Loy, 82, of Columbia, KY passed away Saturday, August 4, 2018, at 1:00 PM at the Green Hill Rehabilitation Care Center in Greensburg, KY. She was born on Oct. 18, 1935, in Adair County. She was the daughter of the late Chester and Elsie Burton Lawhorn of Adair County. She was preceded in death…

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Rollin Pyles
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Rollin K. Pyles, 101, formerly of Columbia, died Sunday, August 5, 2018, at the Campbellsville Retirement Home. He was born July 7, 1917, in the Ella community of Adair County, to the late J.B. and Retta Mae Bryant Pyles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife; Pina Lee Rich…

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Jeanetta Marie Turner Petty
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Jeanetta Marie Turner Petty, 81, of the Flatwoods community in Adair County, passed from this life Sunday afternoon, August 5, 2018, at her home. Jeanetta was a co-founder and owner of Petty’s Supply and was a member of the Antioch United Methodist Church in Adair Co.  She confessed her faith in Christ at an early…

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Myrtle Flowers Taylor
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Myrtle Flowers Taylor, 99, of Louisville, formerly of Columbia, died Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 11:55 A.M. at the Hosparus Inpatient Care in Louisville. Myrtle was born December 4, 1918, in Cumberland County. She was preceded in death by her father, Norman Staton, her mother, Lydia Flowers Staton Baker, one daughter, Betty Walkup, three grandchildren,…

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Gage Huntley Wilson
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Gage Huntley Wilson, the infant son of Josh and Amy Tarter Wilson passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. Besides his parents, Gage is survived by three siblings, Riley Thompson, Reagan Sultzbach and, Kieffer Wilson; paternal grandparents, Randy and Diane Sneed Young, and Jerry and Sherry Wilson; maternal…

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Dale Melton
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Dale Melton, 69, of Columbia died Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at 7:30 P.M. at his home. He was born August 9, 1948, in Cumberland County, to the late Herman and Madge Myers Melton.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Andy Melton.  Dale was a well- known block and…

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James L. “Cotton” Sneed
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James L. “Cotton” Sneed, 74, of Columbia died Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at 6:34 P.M. at his home. He was born July 15, 1944, in Adair County, to the late Arthur and Lula Mae Montgomery Sneed.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers and sister; Carl and Chester…

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Jarita Burton Cain
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Jarita Burton Cain,  45, of Russell Springs, passed away, Thursday, August 02, 2018 at The Medical Center, Bowling Green, Kentucky. She was of the Baptist faith, homemaker and registered nurse. She was born on Saturday, October 28, 1972, in Somerset, Ky. Jarita was the daughter of the late Jerry Dean and Phyllis Luttrell Burton. She is…

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Claristine Sparks
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Claristine Sparks, 88,  formerly of the Gradyville community, died Saturday, August 4, 2018, at 11:38 P.M. at Signature Healthcare at Summit Manor. She was born December 3, 1929, in Adair County, to the late Elbert and Arletha Sneed Richard.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; William Arbie Sparks…

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