Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Obituary: Arlus (Red) Bernard, 83, Russell Co., KY

He was a member of a large, highly regarded Russell County family, a farmer, and a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. He leaves 79 living descendants.

Arlus "Red" Bernard, age 83, of Hwy 1545, Russell Springs, KY, died Wednesday evening, April 21, 2010 at the Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, KY.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 24, 2010, at 1pmCT, at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 Main ST, Russell Springs, KY, with burial in the New Friendship Cemetery. He will be accorded full military honors. Visitation is after 5pmCT, Friday, April 23, 2010, at the funeral home

Arlus "Red" Bernard, Russell Co., KY (1926-2010)

He was the son of the late Loucretia Young Bernard and Tom Bernard. He was born in Russell County, KY, on Thursday, September 30, 1926, and died in Russell Springs, Russell Co., KY, on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at the age of 83 years, 6 months, and 22 days.

He was a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church and a farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Ovelene Bernard, and the following:
  • Eight Children: Loretta Cherry, Wanda Conner, Ronnie Bernard, Andrew Bernard, Allen Bernard and Jamie Bernard, all of Russell Springs, KY; Janie Wall of Columbia, KY; and Mark Bernard of Windsor, KY

  • One brother: Jay Bernard of Cincinnati, OH

  • Twenty-eight grandchildren

  • Forty-three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two children, Patricia Kinnett and David Bernard, and by four sisters and four brothers.

Bernard Funeral Home, 367 Main ST, Russell Springs, KY, in charge of arrangements.

This story was posted on 2010-04-23 07:37:18
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

Obituaries on this Site and Historical Information in Archived Obituaries
Are made possible in part through the support of
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Established in 1926
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY. (MAP) To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or E-mail:
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

Searching obituaries? Here is a useful tool!
Links to Last 200 Obituaries posted on
If you find this helpful, let us know. If you still don't find a recent obituary for Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell, or Taylor Counties, KY, let us know at 270-250-2730. -CM

To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.


Quick Links to Popular Features content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link:

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.