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Elsie Marie Gaskins

, 95, of Columbia, Ky., died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at 1:35 p.m. at Russell County Hospital. She was born in Jamestown, Ky., on Feb. 23, 1922, to the late Vadie and Mary Magdalene Wooldridge Guffey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Ray Gaskins; three sons, Ethan,…

Walker Bryant

Walker Bryant, 88, of Columbia, Ky. passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at the Signature Health Care Summit Manor in Columbia, Ky. after several months illness. He was born Feb. 11, 1929, in the Sano Community of Adair County, Ky. the son the late Elzia and Nola Cravens Bryant. He was preceded in death by two…

Jerry Elaine Lawless Moore

Jerry Elaine Lawless Moore, 78, of Columbia, passed away on Jan. 7, 2018, leaving behind an enduring legacy as a devoted wife, mother, and businesswoman. Born in the family home to Forest Herbert Lawless and Jewell Corrine Loy on April 9, 1939, Jerry was raised in the Moore’s School House Community of Russell County. After…

Betty Jean Flaynik

Betty Jean Flaynik, 92 of the Holmes Bend Road Columbia, Ky. passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 in Jacksonville, Fla. after an illness She was born July 10, 1925, in Pontiac, Ill. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael McFarland and a stepson Raymond McFarland. Mrs. Flaynik is survived by: seven sons, Patrick…