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Pearl Popplewell, 80, Russell Springs, KY

She was a homemaker, a member of a large, respected Russell Co., KY family, and belonged to the Mt. Hope Separate Baptist Church.

Pearl Popplewell, 80, W. Steve Wariner DR, Russell Springs, KY, died Sunday, March 28, 2010, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, KY.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at 10amCT, at Mt. Hope Separate Baptist Church, with Bro. Randy Brown and Bro. David Coffey officiating. Special music will be provided by the Mt. Hope Separate Baptist Church Choir. Burial will be in Russell Springs Cemetery, Russell Springs, KY. Visitation will be after 5pmCT, Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Bernard Funeral Home, 367 Main ST, and after 8amCT, Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at the church.

Pallbearers are Wendell Knight, Waldo Emerson, Ricky Adamson, Leon Murrell, Randy McFall, John McFall, and Scott McQueary.

Pearl Knight Popplewell, Russell Co., KY (1929-2010)

Pearl Knight Popplewell was the daughter of the late Maude Brown Knight and Levi Knight. She was born Thursday, June 20, 1929, in Russell Co., KY, and died Sunday, March 28, 2010, in Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, at the age of 80 years, 9 months, and 8 days.

She was a member of Mt. Hope Separate Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orba Popplewell; by a son, Greg Popplewell; two sisters, Eva Adamson and Opal Furkins; and six brothers, Omri, Willard, Clifton, Shelby, James, and Jessie Knight.

She is survived by the following:
  • Four children: Lonnie (Brenda) Popplewell, Columbia, KY; LaDonna (Larry) McQueary, Russell Springs, KY; Jo Retta (John) Whitaker, London, KY; and Mike (Deborah) Popplewell, Russell Springs, KY

  • One sister: Adene Garrison of Illinois

  • Five grandchildren

  • Four great grandchildren

  • Three great great grandchildren
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Mt. Hope Separate Baptist Church Building Fund.

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

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