Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Mattie Kerns, Adair County, KY (1919-2013)

She was a native of Adair County, KY, and the matriarch of a highly regarded NE Adair County family. She was the daughter of the late Lonzo and Willie Kate Redford Barrett and the widow of Welby Ray Kerns. She leaves 25 direct living descendants. Mrs. Kerns was a member of the Millerfield Brethren in Christ Church and a homemaker.

Mattie Kerns age 94 years a resident of Columbia KY formerly of the Millerfield Community of Adair County, passed away Friday April 5, 2013 at 12:50pmCT at the Westlake Regional Hospital in Columbia, KY, after several weeks illness.

Funeral service: Monday, April 8, 2013 at 2pmCT/3pmET, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Dennis Roberts the officiating clergy. Interment is in the Millerfield Cemetery. The family request visitation after 4pmCT, on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Ricky Dial, Dillan Kerns, Kenzie Kerns, Kevin Kerns, Michael Kerns, and Scotty Kerns.

Honorary pallbearers: James Kerns and Ricky Kerns.

Mattie Kerns, Adair County, KY (1919-2013)

She was born March 23, 1919 in Adair County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Lonzo and Willie Kate Redford Barrett. She died Friday, April 5, 2013, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 94 years, 13 days.

Mrs. Kerns was preceded in death by her husband: Welby Ray Kerns; three children: George Randall Kerns, Shirley Kerns Bailey and Wanda Kerns, and by one granddaughter, Rochelle Akin; one brother, John Barrett; and three sisters, Mary Streeval, Bonnie Goodin and Mae Redford.

She is survived by the following:
  • Two sons: Hollis Kerns of Columbia, KY; and Donald Kerns of Columbia, KY

  • Eleven grandchildren

  • Seven great grandchildren

  • Five great great grandchildren

  • A special nephew: Russell "Jr" Webb

  • and a host of other relative and friends
Mrs. Kerns was a member of the Millerfield Brethren in Christ Church and a homemaker.

Send a condolence to the family of Mattie Kerns

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY in charge of arrangements.

This story was posted on 2013-04-06 12:49:50
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.

Mattie Kerns, Adair County, KY (1919-2013)

2013-04-07 - 200 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Mattie Kerns, Adair County, KY (1919-2013)

Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.


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.