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Onis Junior Popplewell, 86, Russell County, KY (1931-2017)

Mr. Popplewel was a drywaller and a member of Square Oak Separate Baptist Church. He was the patriarch of a large, respected Russell County, KY family. He was the son of the late B. O. & Sylvia Sullivan Popplewell, and the widower of Reva Modyne Polston Popplewell. He leaves 18 direct living descendants.
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Onis Junior Popplewell, 86, of Russell Springs, KY; died Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the home of a daughter.

Funeral service for Onis Popplewell will be at 10amCT, Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Troy Coffey officiating. Visitation will be 5pm-8pmCT, Wednesday, August 16, 2017, and after 8amCT, Thursday. Interment will be in the Square Oak Cemetery, Ono, Russell County, KY.

Onis Junior Popplewell, 86, Russell County, KY (1931-2017)

Onis was born February 21, 1931 in Russell County, KY. He was the son of the late B. O. & Sylvia Sullivan Popplewell. He died Sunday, August 13, 2017, at the age of 86 years, five months, and 23 days.

Onis was a drywaller and a member of Square Oak Separate Baptist Church.

Survivors include:
  • Three children: Melanie (Jerry) Huff, Russell Springs, KY; Linda Marlene (Ronald) Pierce, Russell Springs, KY; and Gerald Jeffery "Oakwood" Popplewell, Russell Springs, KY

  • Six grandchildren

  • Nine great grandchildren

  • One sister: Lavonne Anderson, Russell Springs, KY
In addition to his parents, Onis was preceded in death by his wife, Reva Modyne Polston Popplewell; two brothers, Gearld Gene Popplewell and Ralph Johnson; and one sister, Virginia Tucker.

Send condolences to the family of Onis Junior Popplewell.

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

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