In Memory

Barbara Sturgill (Damron)

Barbara Ellen Sturgill Damron, age 79, of  Nichollasville, Kentucky; formerly of Dorton,KY., passed from this life on Wednesday July 6, 2016 at Central Baptist Hospital of Lexington, Kentucky.  She was born on September 14, 1936 in Jenkins, KY., where she lived much of her life.  She was the daughter of the late Admiral Dewey “Skinny” Sturgill and Elsie Ellen Cooper Sturgill.  Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Damron on July 3, 1994 and one daughter, Deandrea Lynn, on May 13, 1975.  She was also preceded in death by two sisters:  Jeanette Reid of Detroit, MI and Lois Mills of Coeburn, VA; three brothers: i Sturgill, Jr. of Jenkins, KY, Jerry Douglas Sturgill of Jenkins and Martin Tase Sturgill of Fort Campbell, TN.

   She is survived by one daughter: Teresa Ellen Damron Collins of Jenkins; three sons: Stephen Douglas “Steve” Damron of Jenkins, KY; Kevin Fred (Darlene) Damron of Nicholasville, KY and Keith Robin (Donna) Damron of Nicholasville, KY.

   She had nine grandchildren: Kristi, Adam, Brad, Ashley, Aaron, Anthony, Makayla, Alexis and Kennedy;  five great-grandchildren: Ally, Kassidy, Preston, Savannah and Easton; three sisters: Lindsey Mae Sexton of Jenkins, KY., Elsie Dee Smith of Corinth, KY., Sherry Ann Smith of Jenkins, KY and her brother, Terry Truman Sturgill of Vine Grove, KY. She leaves an abundance of nieces, nephews and friends.

   Barbara was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church of Nicholassville, KY. and she was formerly a member of Grace Baptist Church  of Shelbiana, KY.  Barbara was a retired LPN, of Pikeville Methodist Hospital in Pikeville, KY.  Barbara “Wife, Mom, Mamaw, Granny, Sister, Aunt and Daughter” was a great woman dedicated to her family and faith.  She taught others:  to know and serve God, how to enjoy and appreciate life, and continual thankfulness, even during difficult times. She was an inspiration to all and exemplified courage, knowledge, wisdom, tolerance, patience, strength and infinite love.  She is now in heaven holding Deandrea and dancing with Fred (Daddy). Let us rejoice that the Lord has gained a great Angel.  Barbara lived 2 Timothy 4:7-“I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course: I have kept the faith.”  She is loved and will be missed by all, who knew her.

   Visitation will be held on Saturday July 9, 2016 from 6:00-9:00 PM at Carty Funeral Homes Polly & Craft Chapel, Jenkins, Kentucky.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday June 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the funeral home, with Bob Norman officiating.  Interment will follow at Green Acres Cemetery, Ermine, Kentucky.