Arlena Cape


Arlena Cape, 81, of Columbia, died Friday, August 11, 2023 at 6:10 a.m. at her home. 

She was born April 1, 1942 in Russell County to the late William and Elva Morgan Kimbler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandchild, Kayla Sneed. 

She was a member of Melson Ridge Separate Baptist Church and a former sewing factory working, working at Russell Sportswear and Osh Kosh B’Gosh. 

Survivors include her husband, James Cape of Columbia; one son, Ricky Cape (Angela) of Shepherdsville; one daughter, Karen Sneed (Mike) of Columbia; one brother, Roy Kimbler of Russell Springs; one sister, Brenda Channey of Adair County; five grandchildren, Amanda Terrell (Matt), Samantha Cape, Isabella Cape, Ashley Pointer (Dustin) and Landon Sneed; seven great-grandchildren, Harper Terrell, Lexi, Isaiah, Evelyn, Myla, Quinton and Jasper Pointer; and several other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services were held Sunday, August 13, 2023 at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Helm officiating and burial in Haven Hill Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Roy Kimbler, Brandon Petty, Richie Melson, Tony Grant, Stacy Huff and Billy Helm. 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

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