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Rita Wiggins, 95

Rita Wiggins, 95, of Gradyville, Kentucky, died Monday, October 14, 2019 at 6:45 P.M. at her home. She was born July 10, 1924 in Plaquemine, La to the late Joseph Evenie and Emily Daig Tullier.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Merl D. Wiggins, Sr.…

Gwendolyn Harris Alley, 67

Gwendolyn Harris Alley, 67, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the T. J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY.  Born in Franklin, IN she is the daughter of Audrey Sheperd Pike of Russell Springs who survives. Ms. Alley attended the Millerfield Brethren in Christ Church, was a former employee of OshKosh in…

William M. “Bill” Ballou

William M. “Bill” Ballou, 82, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019 at his home after several months illness. He was preceded in death by his parents Virgil Leroy and Mary Elizabeth Harmon Ballou and by one sister Judith Rosemary Ballou Sexton. Bill Ballou was a former Adair County Sheriff and Adair Circuit Court Clerk for…

Hunter Durham

Hunter Durham, 78, of Columbia, Ky, died Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 8:15 P.M. at the TJ Health/Columbia Emergency Room. He was born May 20, 1941, in Adair County, to the late O.A. “Cotton” and Frances Childs Durham.  He was an active member of Columbia Baptist Church, serving as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher. …