Phyllis Carol Browning, 80, of Russell Springs – Laker Country 104.9 FM WJRS


Phyllis Carol Browning, of Russell Springs, died on Saturday March 5, 2022 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Somerset. She was 80 years old.

Phyllis was born in Russell Springs, July 12, 1941, the daughter of the late Eddie Carl and Mary Davis Wells. She married Bill Browning on September 23, 1967. Phyllis operated her own salon and worked as a hairstylist for many years. She was a retired supervisor at Fruit of the Loom in Jamestown. Phyllis was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Russell Springs.

Phyllis was a beautiful woman, inside and out; gentle and caring, and always with a quiet grace around her.

She is survived by her daughter, Kelly Smith, of Russell Springs; his sister, Ida Mae (and CE) McKinley, of Byrdstown, Tennessee; his grandchildren, Landon (and Jaysie) Smith, of Somerset, Cianna Smith (and Derek Hall), of Hendersonville, Tennessee, and Breanne Smith, of Somerset; his son-in-law, Danny Smith, of Somerset; and several nieces, nephews and friends, all of whom will miss her very much.

Along with her parents, Phyllis was predeceased by her husband, William Samuel “Bill” Browning; his son, Victor Flanagan; his brother, Stanley Wells; and his sister, Nadine McKinley.

Funeral mass will be held at 12:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Carroll Egnew officiating. Interment will be in Russell Springs City Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Danny Smith, Landon Smith, Derek Hall, Paul Coffey, Billy Wayne McKinley and Doug Miller.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 8, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. CST to 8:00 p.m. CST, at Bernard Funeral Home, and will continue after 8:00 a.m. CST Wednesday until time of funeral.

Arrangements for Phyllis are in the care of Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at


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