Obituaries 5/7/19

Walter Parsons

Walter Parsons, 59, of Russell Springs, formerly of Lancaster, passed away April 16 at Russell County Hospital. Memorial services were held April 18 at Spurlin Funeral Home.

He was born May 27, 1959 in Memphis. He was a retired Cytologist.

He was preceded in death by father, John Ed Parsons; and brother, John Parsons.

Surviving relatives include: mother, Elizabeth Jackson; daughters, Shannah Garner (Matthew) of Lancaster, Lindsey Rice (Abraham) of Calf., Elizabeth Parsons (Reece) of Lexington and Meagan Johnson (Jason) of Danville; grandchildren, Kaden Carner, Karis Garner, Bodhi Rice, Remy Rice, Shelby Johnson, Harper Johnson, Daylon Johnson and Macin Johnson; sisters, Mary and Janie; aunt, Mary Reeder; and uncle, Boyd Parsons (Bearnice).


Eva Nell Plumlee

Eva Nell Plumlee, 86, of Celina, passed away April 24 at Celina Health and Rehabillitation. Funeral services were held April 30 at the Beech Bethany Church of Christ with Kenny Westmoreland and Kevin Donaldson officiating. Interment followed in the Plumlee Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 25, 1932, in Celina. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She received her Master’s Degree and was an educator in Celina. She was a member of the Beech Bethany Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by parents, O.N. and Ethel (Reecer) Cherry; husband, Louis Mitchell Plumlee; and brothers, Ralph and Newell Cherry.

Surviving relatives include: son, Gary Plumlee and wife, Betty of Celina and James “Muscles” Plumlee of Celina; daughter, Jayne Donaldson and husband, Kevin of Celina; brother, Kenneth Cherry and wife, Ramona of Columbia; sisters, Adele Birdwell and Ina Masters of Cookeville; grandchildren, Brian Plumlee, Melanie Likens and husband, Brandon, Deanna Pouliot and husband, Jon, Mitch Plumlee and wife, Marty, Parker Donaldson and wife, Becca and Josh Plumlee; great-grandchildren, Brant, Ben and Miley Likens, Eleanor Pouliot, Michael Bryleigh and Kyleigh Plumlee, Ella, Tucker and Willa Donaldson; and a host of other family, friends and neighbors.

Upton-Hay Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Nell Tinsley

Ruby Nell Tinsley, 72, of New Palisting, Ind., formerly of Celina, passed away on April 27 at AMG in Greenfield, Ind. Funeral services were held on May 1 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Dale Reagan officiating. Interment followed in the Tinsley Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 22, 1946, in Celina. She worked in the manufacturing business and was a member of the Church of Christ. She will be remembered for her many talents and her love and kindness.

She was preceded in death by parents, George and Estelle (Dulworth) Ellis; husband, Hugh, best known as Wink, Tinsley; sons, Alan and Dennis Pennington; brothers, George Faye Ellis, Austin Ellis and Charlie Ellis; and sisters, Katherine Hines, Anna Mae Potter and Susie Richardson.

Surviving relatives include: son, Jason Tinsley and wife, Jennifer of Indianapolis, Ind,; sister, Anna Lou Clark of Allons; grandchildren, Jadyn, Jordyn Tinsley; and many others.


Patricia Padgett

Patricia Padgett, 86, of Moss, passed away April 29 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held May 2 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Donnie Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Macedonia Cemetery.

She was born July 11, 1932, in Clay County. She worked in public service at a mailing facility, as a waitress and also at RCA. She attended Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by parents, Johnny and Lola (Yates) Anderson; and brother Homer Anderson.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Johnny Franklin Carpenter and wife, Brenda of the Union Hill Community and James Mark Carpenter of Moss; daughter, Henrietta Smith and husband, Donnie of Moss; sisters, Chloe Nell Moore and husband, Clyde of Celina and Sue Copas-Strong and husband Phillip Todd of Moss; grandchildren, Christopher Smith and wife, Mandy and Alana Knight; great grandchildren, Allie, Aiden and Avery Smith and Nolan James Knight; and many other family, friends and neighbors.

In Loving Memory of Samantha McLerran on her birthday, May 9.

Dear God, Please pick a bouquet of pink roses, give them to my granddaughter Samantha and tell her they are from me, and when she smiles, give her a kiss and a hug. Tell her she is still one of Granny’s girls and tell her I love her and miss her every day and there is a ache in my heart that won’t go away.

Happy birthday sweetheart,

All my love, Granny.



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