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Elvin F. Tiller, 89, Russell Springs

Elvin F. Tiller, age 89, of Russell Springs, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at his home.


Mr. Tiller was born in Jamestown, Kentucky, son of the late Avery and Bessie Polston Tiller.  He served in the United States Army in Korea and Hawaii.  Mr. Tiller retired from Bridgeport (Olin) Brass after 47 years of loyal service.


He is survived by his sister, Nelda Sullivan; his sister-in-law, Joyce Tiller; and many nieces and nephews.


Mr. Tiller was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jewell Foley Tiller; and his son, Jack Tiller.  Brothers and sisters-in-law who preceded Mr. Tiller in death are Dewey Marshall (Fredia) Tiller, Russell Tiller, James (Louise) Tiller and Drewey Mitchell Tiller.  Sisters and brothers-in-law who preceded Mr. Tiller in death are his twin, Ellon (JC) Phillips, and Flonnie (JD) Melson and Roy Sullivan.


Funeral services will be Monday, September 19, 2022, at 12 noon CST, at Bernard Funeral Home, Russell Springs, Kentucky, with Reverend Jim Rhoades officiating.  Interment will be at Mount Calvary Baptist Cemetery, Damron Creek Road, Russell Springs, Kentucky.  Military Honors will be conducted by the Russell County Honor Guard.


Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2022 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. CST., in the funeral home chapel.

Arrangements for Mr. Elvin F. Tiller are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.  An online guestbook is available at

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