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Bloyd Franklin Oakes, 73, Russell Springs, KY (1946-2019)

Bloyd Franklin Oakes of Russell Springs passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Russell County Hospital. He was 73 years old.

The funeral service for Bloyd Franklin Oakes will be held at 3pmCT on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Richie Curtis officiating. Interment will follow in the Haven Hill Cemetery in Columbia.

Visitation is requested from 10amCT until 3pmCT on Wednesday.

He was born February 16, 1946 in Adair County to the late Oda & Velna Chumbley Oakes.

Survivors include:
  • His wife: Mary Lou Oakes, Russell Springs
  • A daughter: Charlene Oakes Cowan (Randy Lawhorn), Columbia, Ky
  • Two granddaughters: Chasity & Josh Baugh, Georgia, and Megan Cowan, Columbia
  • Two step children: Michael Reffitt, Huntington, W.VA, and Sandy Russell, Russell Springs
  • Three great grandchildren: Knox, Jett, & Parker McKay Baugh
  • Four step grandchildren: Chris Fine, Michael & Katie Reffitt, Jason Russell
  • A step great granddaughter: Ellora Russell
  • Six sisters: Wanda (Ronald) McQueary, Russell Springs, Joyce (Kenneth) Reese, Russell Springs, Judy Pollard (Richard Wilson) Somerset, Donna Oakes (Cory Burton), Columbia, Linda Thompson, Columbia, Sharlet & Freddie Denton, Columbia
  • A brother: Royce & Brenda Oakes, Columbia
  • Two best friends: Lee Huckaby and Lewis Parnell
Pallbearers: Michael Reffitt, Jason Russell, Chris McQueary, Kenvie Reese, David Denton, Randy Lawhorn, Gene Russell.

Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Bloyd Franklin Oakes, 73, Russell Springs, KY (1946-2019)

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