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Ruel Stotts

Ruel “Wildman” Stotts, 91, of Jamestown and formerly of Columbia died Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the Russell County Hospital. Born in the Breeding community of Adair County, he was the son of the late William Bennett and Zella Stotts. Wildman was well known for his love for coon hunting and trading on various things. His…

Walter Baker

Walter “Rhea” Baker of Columbia passed away suddenly at 9:50 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at his home. Rhea was 59, having been born on Sunday, January 24, 1960, to his late parents, Walter “Garnett” Baker and Margaret Cundiff Baker, and grew up in the Portland community. He was a former employee of OshKosh…

Travis Corbin

Travis Corbin, 83, of Knifley died Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 5:21 A.M. at his home. He was born May 21, 1935, in Adair County, to the late Willie and Hallie Bottoms Corbin. He was also preceded in death by one brother; Paul Corbin and two sisters; Arlene Brothers and Imogene Corbin. Travis was a…

Virginia Burton

Virginia C. Burton, 95, of Columbia died Friday, February 8, 2019 at her home. She was born January 28, 1924, in Wilder, Tenn., to the late Marvin and Etta Richards Franklin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Curtis Burton on April 3, 1993; one son, Steve Edward…