Obituaries published April 22, 2020

Published 12:29 am Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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Linda Kay Kidd Mardis


Mrs. Linda Kay (Kidd) Mardis of Campbellsville was born in Waynesburg on October 18, 1950 to the late Glen Irvin and Carrie Lee (Oaks) Kidd. She departed this life on Monday, April 6, 2020 at her home, being 69 years, 5 months, and 19 days of age. Mrs. Mardis had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of God’s Grace Church. She married Mr. John Morris Mardis on May 12, 1973, and they remained a devoted couple until his passing on May 24, 2018. She was a member of the Taylor County Extension Homemakers, the Busy Bloomers Gardening Club, the Golden Gals Lunch Bunch, and a Hosparus store volunteer. She was an English major in college, but chose a career that allowed her to personally help people. She retired from Taylor Regional Hospital and home health administration after many years of service. She loved raising a garden, cooking for her friends, and finding a bargain, and enjoyed spending time thrift shopping with her friends.

She leaves to cherish her memory: One son: John Morris “Johnny” Mardis, Jr. and wife Natasja; One brother: Glen Kidd; Her nephews: Kenneth Kidd and wife Bonnie, and Greg Kidd and wife Patti; Great nieces and nephews: Keri, Ivy, Kenny, Mason, and Nate; A sister-in-law: Virginia Mardis; Special friends: Melvin and Gwen Skaggs, Betty Graham, Betty Cox, Christine DeWeese, Rosie Lehman, Barbara Deering, Lily Coulter; And a host of other friends and family.

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She was also preceded in death by a son, Michael Cameron Mardis, in 1995.

Mrs. Mardis will be laid to rest beside her husband in the Brookside Cemetery in Campbellsville. LR Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service in charge of arrangements.


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Margaret Louise Kidd, age 94, of Stanford, Kentucky, passed away Monday, April 20, 2020 at Stanford Care & Rehabilitation. Born Wednesday, May 20, 1925 in Lincoln County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Clarence & Leala May Adams Deatherage. Louise was the widow of the late Chester Green Kidd, who preceded her in death Friday, January 28, 1977.

Louise was a homemaker and member of First Church of God in Stanford, where she loved attending. Louise loved her family dearly, and enjoyed spending quality time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. In her spare time, Louise enjoyed reading her Bible and shopping.

Louise leaves behind six children, Pam Lair (Tim) of Stanford, Judy Hester (Jon) of Stanford, Kenny Kidd (Lora) of Shelbyville, Kentucky, Karen Sexton of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, Ricky Kidd (Deanna) of Danville, Kentucky, and Greg Kidd (Jeannie) of Stanford; 13 grandchildren, Julie Lair, Clara Lawson, Sarah Hester, Rebecca Gastineau (Derek), Aaron Kidd (Misty), Kenya Jenkins (Skip), Rochelle Larrison, Brandon Lenhart (Saralee), Brennan Sexton (Katrina), Kerri Sapp (Chris), Beth Carmack (Todd), Jacob Kidd, and Jerrica Kidd; 23 great-grandchildren; one brother, Hayes Deatherage of Stanford; one sister, Patty Cromer of Brodhead, Kentucky; and numerous other extended family members and friends who mourn her passing.

In addition to her husband and parents, Louise was preceded in death by five brothers, Jim Deatherage, Clarence “Bug” Deatherage, Lester Deatherage, Foster “Doc” Deatherage, and Eugene “Billy” Deatherage; one infant sister, Alma Mae Deatherage; and one son-in-law, Barry Sexton.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, a Private Funeral Service will be held Friday, April 24, 2020 at Fox & Friend Funeral Home with Pastor Brandon Lenhart officiating the service. Private Burial will take place in Buffalo Springs Cemetery. The Private Funeral Service will be broadcasted live on 102.9 WPBK FM at 1:00PM Friday, April 24, 2020. To listen to the live broadcast, please visit or by downloading the radio station’s app to your smart device. Memorial Contributions suggested to First Church of God of Stanford, 410 Logan Avenue, Stanford, KY 40484. Fox & Friend Funeral Home, Stanford, is entrusted with Louise’s arrangements. Guest Book at


Death notices

Dwight Merlin “Merle” Perry, 79, of Mason, Ohio (formerly of Waynesburg, Kentucky), passed away on Apr. 15, 2020. Arrangements by Barnett, Demrow & Friend Funeral Home (Waynesburg, KY).


Jordan Keith Tomlison, 23, of Eubank, Kentucky, passed away on April 17, 2020. Arrangements by Morris and Hislope Funeral Home.


Kenneth Wilson Godby, 82, of Stanford, Kentucky, passed away on April 21, 2020. Arrangements by Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford.