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Rita Popplewell Johnson, 62, Jamestown, KY (1956-2019)

Rita Popplewell Johnson of Jamestown, died Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset. She was 62 years old.

The funeral service for Rita Popplewell Johnson will be held at 10amCT on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Scott Russell officiating. Interment will follow in the Square Oak Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 5pmCT until 8pmCT on Wednesday and after 8amCT on Thursday.

The family requests no home visits.

She was born December 29, 1956 in Charleston, S.C.

Rita was a Payroll Clerk for Tarter Gate Company.

She was preceded in death by her father, William "Bill" Popplewell.

Survivors include:
  • A daughter: Melinda Carole Bunch King, Randleman, N.C.
  • Two grandchildren: William Isaiah King and Hannah Elizabeth King
  • Her mother: Ann Popplewell, Jamestown
  • Her brother: Robert I. (Donita) Popplewell, Rogersville, TN
  • A sister: Regina (Billy) Roy, Colorado
  • Several nieces & nephews
Her daughter's request is that donations be made to Ky Daughters of the American Revolution and/or Jane Lampton Chapter in Columbia, instead of flowers.

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

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