Area Obituaries

Geneva Rooks
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Geneva Nolene Rooks, 88, of Edinburgh, In., passed from this life at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at her home. Mrs. Rooks was born March 27, 1930, in Adair County, the loving daughter of Pete and Ethel Bryant. Geneva married Elmer Rooks; he preceded her in death December 25, 2009. Mrs. Rooks worked many…

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Maxie Campbell
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Maxie Reed Campbell, 79, of Columbia died Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Summit Manor Nursing Home. Born in Sparksville, he was the son of the late Estell and Avis Page Campbell. Mr. Campbell attended the Sparksville Church of the Nazarene, was a farmer in the Sparksville community, and a veteran of the U. S. Army. He…

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Judy Pickerell
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Judy Pickerell, 65, of Columbia, died Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the TJ Health Columbia Emergency Room. She was born February 1, 1954 in Adair County. She was preceded in death by her father, B.C. Harden, and her husband, Norris Pickerell. Judy was a member of the Columbia Church of Christ, the Kentucky Education Association,…

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Carrie Dillingham
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Carrie Alice Dillingham, 72, of Columbia died Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the Taylor Co. Regional Hospital. Born in Adair County, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Dorothy Bailey Beard and wife of the late Donald Dean Dillingham. Mrs. Dillingham was of the Christian faith. His survivors include two children, Anna (James) Montgomery…

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Vernon Bennett
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Vernon Dale Bennett of Columbia, the son of the late Morris Vernon and Evelyn (Tabor) Bennett, was born April 15, 1953 in Adair County and departed this life on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Columbia at his home. He was 65 years of age. He was of the Baptist Faith, a former auto detailer, a…

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Evan Sanders
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Evan “Craig” Sanders, 53, of Bowling Green, formerly of Adair County, passed away at Hospice of Southern Kentucky surrounded by his loving family on March 15, 2019. Craig was a 1980 graduate of Knifley Grade Center, where he was valedictorian of his class. He graduated from Adair County High School in 1984 with 12 years…

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Bernice Rooks
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Bernice Rooks, 87, of Columbia died Friday, March 15, 2019 at her residence. Born in Adair County, she was the daughter of the late Jesse L. and Emma T. Hadley Burton. Mrs. Rooks was saved at an early age at the Purdy Separate Baptist Church and later joined the Caldwell Separate Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening,…

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Merribeth Cahoe
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Merribeth L. Cahoe, 68, of Columbia died Friday, March 8, 2019 at her residence.  Born in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Dean and Betty Ann Price Linson.  Mrs. Cahoe was of the Christian faith and was the former owner of The Painted Cottage in Columbia.  She was an artist and had…

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Simpson Reliford
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Simpson Lee Reliford, 93, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at T. J. Health Columbia.  Born in Gradyville, Ky., he was the son of the late Ed and Ruby Pearl Coomer Reliford.  Mr. Reliford was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church for over 50 years, a veteran of World War II…

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Barbara Curry
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Barbara Jean Curry, 79, of Columbia, died Monday, March 11, 2019 at the Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital in Bowling Green. She was born Oct. 14, 1939 in Cumberland County to the late Willie and Lovie Long Radford.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willard “Burr” Curry in 1984. …

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Thomas Downey
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Thomas Downey, of Columbia, died Monday, March 11, 2019 at the Summit Manor Nursing Home. He was born in Adair County to the late Marvin and Thirsie Keltner Downey.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Wesley Downey, four brothers, Hollis, Kenneth “Buck”, Coy and Arlin Downey, and two…

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Mary Streeval
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Mary Versie Streeval, 92, of Columbia died peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the Summit Manor Nursing Home.  Born in Adair County she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Maude Simpson Foster and wife of the late John Ed Streeval.   Mrs. Streeval was a lifelong member…

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