Area Obituaries

Mabel Witham Bledsoe, 85

Mabel Witham Bledsoe, 85, of Columbia, died Friday, September 4, 2020 at the Fair Oaks Nursing in Jamestown. She was born February 25, 1935 in Russell County to the late, Marlin and Elsie Bledsoe Witham. She was a former employee of Fruit of the Loom and was a member of Rockhouse Christian Church. In addition…

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George Ison, Jr., 98

George Ison, Jr.,  age 98, died Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at his home. He was born April 14, 1922 in Jenkins, Ky to the late Steve and Nanny Ison. He was a WWII Veteran recepient of a Purple Heart having served in the US Army from Sept 1941 to 1945. Survived include; his wife of…

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Betty Lou Collins, 76

Betty Lou Collins, 76, of Russell Springs, died Sunday, August 30, 2020 at her home. She was born December 15, 1943 in Russell Springs to the late Ollis and Lestie Emerson Wilson. She was a homemaker and attended New Hope Separate Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by; a…

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Virginia Evelyn Bernard, 85

Virginia Evelyn Bernard, 85 of Russell Springs, died September 2, at 9:35 A.M. at her home. She was preceded in death by; her husband, Billey Webb Bernard, parents Carma and Gladys Blair; two sisters, Martha Holder and Faye Beatty; two brothers, Emmitt Eugene and Ruel Wayne Blair. Survivors include; one daughter, Sherry Sambecki of Russell…

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Gladys Ruth Simpson, 90

Gladys Ruth Simpson, age 90, of Russell Springs, Ky passed away Sunday, September 06, 2020 at the home of her daughter. She was born on Wednesday, January 01, 1930 in Russell Springs. She was the daughter of Retha Stephens, who has preceded her in death and Alvin Ray Stephens, who has preceded her in death.…

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Arlene Grider, 89

Arlene Grider, age 89, of Russell Springs, Ky passed away Thursday, September 03 2020 at the home of her daughter. She was born on Tuesday, July 28 1931, in Russell Springs, Ky. She was the daughter of Audra Antle Holt, who has preceded her in death and Ovis Holt, who has preceded her in death.…

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Helen Jane Robertson, 66

Helen Jane Robertson, 66, of Russell Springs, died Saturday, August 29, 2020 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. She was born August  15, 1954 in Russell County to the late Elijah Giddy and Vernada Foster Tucker. Helen was a  homemaker and a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church. In addition to her…

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Garnetta Campbell, 56

Garnetta Campbell, age 56, of Windsor, Ky passed away Tuesday, August 25 2020 at Highway 127 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born on Wednesday, July 08 1964, in Pulaski Co., Ky. She was the daughter of Marie Passmore Lawson, of Windsor and Shelby Lawson, who has preceded her in death. Survivors…

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Erma Jean Robertson, 68

Erma Jean Robertson, age 68, of Russell Springs, Ky. passed away Tuesday, August 25 2020 at U.K. Hospital. She was born on Saturday, October 20 1951, in Russell County, Ky. She was the daughter of Lura Popplewell Wilson, who has preceded her in death and Vertis Wilson, who has preceded her in death. Her husband…

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Jacqueline “Jackie” Bailey, 71

Jacqueline “Jackie” Bailey, 71, of Columbia, died Friday, August 28, 2020 at the T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was born November 21, 1948 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Elvis Lee and Susie Tucker McGowan. She was a homemaker and a member of Ono Community Church. Preceded in death by; a brother, Ewell Gene McGowan.…

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