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Debbie Karnes Appleby, 63, Campbellsville, KY (1957-2021)

Debbie Karnes Appleby of Campbellsville passed away on Monday, May 17, 2021 in Elizabethtown. She was 63 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmET on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Bro. Joey Hicks. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Casey County, Kentucky.

Visitation is requested from 10amET until 1pmET on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Debbie Karnes Appleby, daughter of the late Owens Karnes and Velma Ilene Waitman Karnes, was born September 29, 1957 in Taylor County, Kentucky.

She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Pine Grove Community Church.

Debbie was a former employee of Fruit of the Loom, Campbellsville Apparel and Taylor Regional Hospital.

She united in marriage to Henry Appleby February 22, 1974 and he preceded her in death April 17, 2021.

Debbie is survived by one daughter, Amanda Whitaker and fiance, Zack Hartman of Campbellsville; two grandchildren: Havana Whitaker and Seeley Whitaker of Campbellsville; one brother and one sister: Ronnie Karnes and wife, Mabel of Campbellsville and Carol Bennett of Sevierville, Tennessee; two special friends: Jean Corbin of Columbia and Nicola Hines of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other friends and relatives.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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