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Elder Kenneth Hammond, 91, Russell Co., KY (1924-2015)

He was a Veteran of US Army and a member of Pleasant Point United Baptist Church. He pastored many churches in Russell, Pulaski, and Casey Counties and participated in many revivals. He was a native of Russell County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of his death. He was a member of a distinguished family, the son of the late Jonas Grady & Laura Hopper Hammond. He was the widower of Anna Mae Hammond. He leaves 32 direct living descendants.
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Elder Kenneth Hammond, 91, of Russell Springs, died Monday, June 22, 2015 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY.

Funeral service for Elder Kenneth Hammond will be 10:30amCT, Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Jason Shanks, Bro. Paul Roy, and Bro. David Hammond officiaitng. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Thursday, June 25, 2015. Masonic Rites will be at 5:30pmCT, Thursday. Burial in the Salem Cemetery, Russell County, KY.



Active Pallbearers: Ben Hammond, Matthew Hammond, Nathan Roy, Ryan Roy, Jonas Hammond, Chris Tucker, Buddy Croucher, John Luttrell, Jeremy Tuel, Max Hennig.


Elder Kenneth Hammond, 91, Russell Co., KY (1924-2015)


He was born Wednesday, March 5, 1924 in Russell County to the late Jonas Grady & Laura Hopper Hammond. He died Monday, June 22, 2015, in Somerset, Pulaski County, KY, at the age of 91 years, three months, and 17 days.

He was a Veteran of US Army and a member of Pleasant Point United Baptist Church. He pastored many churches in Russell, Pulaski, and Casey Counties and participated in many revivals.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mae Hammond, three sisters: Louise Blair, Frances Holt, and Pauline Gosser. Survivors include the following:
  • Six children: Karen Steed, Winchester, KY; Janie (Gary) McFarland, Kenny (Sandra) Hammond, and David (Rhonda) Hammond, all of Russell Springs, KY; John Mark (Sherry) Hammond, Shepherdsville, KY; and Mary (Larry) Roy, Russell Springs, KY
  • Thirteen grandchildren

  • Thirteen great grandchildren

  • Brother: Bro. Gilbert (Jan) Hammond, Falmouth, KY

  • Sister: Marilyn Owens, Lexington, KY
The family requests memorials to Hospice of Lake Cumberland or Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. These can be made at the funeral home.

Send condolences to the family of Elder Kenneth Hammond

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


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Edgar Holmes' special spot on the Square



2013-03-28 - 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
World War II Veteran Edgar Holmes had a special spot on the Square in front the Adair Annex. Today he was remembering his first job Downtown, when he worked for the late Vernon Yarberry at a small gas station Mr. Yarberry had on the back of the lot the Annex now occupies, at the corner of Greensburg Street and Monroe Street. "I made a dollar a day," he remembers. "That was good money in those days," he said. At lunch time, he'd go to the W.I. Ingram grocery store, where he'd buy a nickel's worth of cheese. "You paid a nickel for the cheese, and you got to eat as many soda crackers as you wanted, from a barrel." Cokes, or "dopes" were a nickel, he said. "But I liked to buy a bottle of milk . . . I believe it was a nickel or dime. It had a paper top you pulled off, after you shook the milk up." It was in the days before homogenized milk, he said." And the cream separated to the top. It was quick a meal for a dime or 15 cents, he remembers, though it may have been a bit higher percentage of a day's pay than even a high dollar meal at meal at Moore's Lunch or Tap's Diner might be today. And the cedar item: Mr. Holmes makes those, crafting them in his car while he's watching the passing show Downtown. But he asks that no one tell the police. "I believe they made it illegal to whittle downtown a few years ago." Didn't have time to check that out, but just in case, don't tell the Whittle Patrol. - EW

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