Washington County Obituary Archives

2014B

Following is a list of obituaries that have appeared in The Springfield Sun – July-December 2014. You can search for names by going to the Edit menu - select find - check "match case" - type in the last name of your query in all CAPITAL letters. Use your BACK button to return to the obituary page. Be patient - this is a long file.

 

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THENIA BOTTOM

Thenia Taylor Bottom, 103, of Stanford, formerly of Mackville and Springfield, passed away at 8:20 a.m., Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in Stanford.

A native of Washington County, she was born on Oct. 12, 1910, to the late Hannibal and Effie Anderson Taylor.

She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Owen J. Bottom on May 13, 1970; three brothers, Willard Rue Taylor, Sammie Taylor and William Henry Taylor and five sisters, Mabel Devine, Myrtle Dearing, Pauline Walls, Joyce Fowler and Eula Schauer.

Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Prewitt of Stanford; a son, Billy Gene Bottoms and his wife, Clementine of Springfield; four grandchildren, Ann Prewitt, Nancy McGeorge, Kathy Garrison and Billy Joe Bottoms; five great grandchildren, Jordan Bottoms, Mackenzie Bottoms, Matthew Garrison, Ryan McGeorge and Melissa McGeorge Pawley; three great great-grandchildren, Jackson Pawley, Sawyer Pawley and Cayna Renae Garrison and an expectant great great-granddaughter, Mia Claire Garrison.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, June 29 at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. John Watts, officiating.

Burial was in the Peter Cemetery at Mackville.

Serving as pallbearers were Jordan Bottoms, Ryan McGeorge, Jeremy Pawley, David Carter, Willie Elery and Andrew Yocum.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 2, 2014)

 

RUTH MILES

Ruth Caroline Miles, 77, of Loretto, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014, at Baptist Health in Lexington.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Robert G. "Bobby" Miles, four daughters, Sally M. Peterson (Charlie) of Bartlett, Tenn., Susie Klim (Paul) and Amelia Allen, all of Lexington, Ellen Harris of Versailles and one son, Jerry Miles (Elaine) of Shepherdsville.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, with interment in the church cemetery. Her nephew, the Most Rev. Bill Medley and the Rev. Bill Bowling were concelebrates.

Pallbearers are grandsons, Matthew Miles, Nathan Miles, Nicholas Miles, Kevin Peterson, Stephen Klim, Jonathan Allen, Jeffrey Allen, Thomas Harris and Jodie Harris.

Mattingly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 2, 2014)

 

SR. CARINA VETTER

Sister Carina Vetter, 94, formerly of Missouri, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary.

She was born November 6, 1919, in Jefferson City, Mo.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at the Loretto Motherhouse Church, with interment to follow in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Mattingly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 9, 2014)

 

RANDALL MATTINGLY

Randall Alvin Mattingly, 65 of Loretto, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014, at Springfield Nursing and Rehab Center.

He was born Aug. 24, 1948 in Loretto.

Survivors include three daughters, Margaret Milburn and Lynn Mudd(Rodney) all of Springfield, Missy Mattingly (Tommy Stallings) of Loretto, and one son, Joey Mattingly of Loretto.

Funeral Services were held Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Mattingly Funeral Home, with interment in Saint Francis of Assisi Cemetery. Rev. Deacon Joseph R. Dant officiated.

Pallbearers were Blake Milburn, Dylon Milburn, Gage Mudd, David Mattingly, Joe David Hardin and Kenneth Norris.

Mattingly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 16, 2014)

 

MARJORIE BALLARD

Marjorie Catherine 'Margie' Ballard, 89, of Holy Cross, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary in Nerinx.

Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Ballard (Wayne)of Rineyville and Carlotta Elder (Greg) of Loretto; two sons, Mark Ballard (Linda) and Greg Ballard (Ann) all of Holy Cross.

A Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, July 14, 2014 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, with interment in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers are grandsons, Stewart Ballard, Joe Mark Ballard, Jeremy Elder, Tony Ballard, Adam Elder and Troy Ballard.

Mattingly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 16, 2014)

 

MARTHA HARDIN

Martha Lee Shewmaker Hardin, 93, of Springfield, passed away at 2:05 p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Village of Lebanon Nursing Home.

A native of Washington County, she was born on Feb. 25, 1921, to the late Butler and Ethel Bowles Shewmaker.

She was a member of the Willisburg Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Preceding her in death was her devoted husband, Otis Hardin on July 18, 2002; three brothers, Ennis Shewmaker on Aug. 12, 1994, Leo Shewmaker on May 22, 1994 and Julius Shewmaker on May 19, 1997 and two sisters, Mabel Goode on Nov. 9, 1996 and Velma Perkins in 1941.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 15 at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. J.W. Hatfield, pastor of the Willisburg Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

Serving as pallbearers were Ernest Reed Goff, Kevin Coulter, Eddie Sims, Jessie Carney, Tommy Harmon and Garret Stevens.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 16, 2014)

 

JAMES HODGENS

James William "Jack" Hodgens, 75, of Lincoln Park Road, Springfield, passed away at 5:05 p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville.

He was born on Oct. 21, 1938, in Nelson County to the late James and Lula Bell Thompson Hodgens.

He was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church and a retired employee of Barber Cabinet Company where he worked for 33 years.

Preceding him in death was a son, James Gable Hodgens on Dec. 20, 2006; a brother, Frank Hodgens and five sisters, Mary Belle Trigg, Margaret King, Lucille Linton, Charlotte Weathers and Georgia Lewis.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth "Tippy" Wright Hodgens; two daughters, Glenda Hodgens Jones of Lexington and Pam Brashear (Ronald) of Elizabethtown; four sons, Steve Hodgens of Springfield, Timmy Hodgens (Genesia Sallee) of Campbellsville, Terry Hodgens (Amanda) of Springfield and Tony Hodgens (Beth) of Springfield; sixteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren and three sisters, Teresa Ann Elery (Raymond) of Lebanon, Rose Marie Lewis (Roy) of Bardstown and Sarah Moore (Wayne) of Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 17 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Rev. Ben Brown and Deacon Gus Cooper, officiating.

Burial will be in the St. Dominic-Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Wright, Billy Wakefield, Joe Hodgens and Paul Spalding.

Casket bearers will be Douglas Elery, Christopher Elery, Brandon Hodgens, Charles Wright, Michael Weathers and Tommy Lewis.

A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday evening by Deacon Gus Cooper at the Carey & Son Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 until 9 Wednesday at the Carey & Son Funeral Home.

Carey and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 16, 2014)

 

SARAH SHEWMAKER

Sarah Jean Lanham Shewmaker, 83, of 200 Booker Rd., Springfield, died at 6:52 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2014, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

Born Oct. 8, 1930, in Washington County, she was preceded in death by her parents, William Arthur and Mary Bell Wiggington Lanham; her husband, Tommie Walker Shewmaker on May 26, 2009; a son, Tommy Dale Shewmaker, in 1981; an infant daughter, Linda Gail Shewmaker; an infant grandson, Davidson Walker Harley; three brothers, Ronnie Wayne, William and Bobby Lanham and two sisters, Pearlie Mae Spalding and Pat Milburn.

She was a homemaker and a member of New Beginnings Community Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Frankie (Glen) Powell of Lebanon and Vickie (Pogo) Mann and Kay (Keith) Carrico all of Springfield; five brothers, James Richard (Polly) Lanham, Kenny (Mary Sue) Lanham and Jerry (Dorothy) Lanham all of Mt. Washington, Jackie B. (Freida) Lanham of Salem, Illinois and Donnie Lanham of Louisville; two sisters, Betty (Roy) Boblitt of Willisburg and Judy (David) Mattingly of Bloomfield; one granddaughter, Tammy Jean (Gary) Harley of Springfield and one great-grandson, Lucas Wayne Harley.

Funeral services were held at 1p.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, at New Beginnings Community Church with Rev. Stacy Wilson officiating.  Burial was in Peter Cemetery in Mackville.

Pallbearers were Paul Howard, Billy Ray Carrico, Tony Spalding, Billy Barnett, Roy Boblitt Jr. and Jimmy Dale Sagrecy.

Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 16, 2014)

 

BENEDICT SIMMS

Benedict M. 'Ben' Simms, 80, of Louisville, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Episcopal Church Home.

Ben was born in Springfield to the late Paul H., Sr. and Emma Rose Simms.  He was a retired recreational therapist for over 47 years and had worked for Our Lady of Peace. He was also a member of St. Edward Catholic Church, president of the SARTO Club, president of SVDP St. Louis Bertrand Conference, and had graduated from Bellarmine College in 1963.  Ben was also a U. S. Army veteran.

Preceding him in death, other than his parents, was his wife, Mary Ann Stumler Simms, two sisters, and three brothers.

Survivors include his children, Steve Simms (Shellie), Tom Simms (Kristina) and Monica Anne Simms; grandchildren, John Tucker Simms, Jordan Simms, Damion Simms, Shane Gall, and Cassie Gall; as well as sister-in-law, Jeannie Simms.

His funeral was Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at St. Edward Catholic Church, with burial in Calvary Cemetery.

Donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Edward Catholic Church. Online condolences may be directed to www.ratterman.com.

Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 16, 2014)

 

THOMAS WALKER

Rev. Thomas "Tom" Browning Walker, 95, widower of Julia Odenheimer Walker, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 6, 2014.

Rev. Walker was born in Springfield, to the late Mitchell and Frances McElroy Walker. He retired as the pastor of Essington Baptist Church, Pa. He was a proof reader for Scripture Union until the age of 94. He was an alumnus of Moody Bible Institute and Columbia Bible College. Tom was a member of Flat Rock Baptist Church and a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp. He was formerly a member of New Hope Baptist Church where he taught the Tom and Julia Walker Senior Couples Sunday School Class for 13 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Judith Walker and Carol Sickman and husband Bill; a brother, Bob Walker; a sister, Ellen Pile; three grandchildren, Stacey Desrosiers and husband David "D.J." III, Jamie Niespodziani and husband Adam and Lottie Walker; and two great-grandchildren, David Desrosiers IV and Madalyn Desrosiers. He was predeceased by a sister, Martha Hale.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 11, 2014, at Fletcher Funeral Service, officiated by Dr. Bob Evans and Pastor Jamey Collins. Entombment, with military honors, will be in the mausoleum at Cannon Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Scripture Union, P.O. Box 215, Valley Forge, PA, 19481-0215.

Fletcher Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 16, 2014)

 

SAMUEL WILLETT

Samuel Augustine 'Sam' Willett, 88 of Loretto, passed away July 11, 2014, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mary Catherine Hutchins Willett; one daughter, Lonna Willett Hardin (Roy Duke 'Charlie') of Loretto and one son, Sammy J. Willett of Louisville.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Rev. Bill Bowling as the celebrant. Interment followed in Lebanon National Cemetery where the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard conducted military rites.

Mattingly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 16, 2014)

 

DAVID BENNINGFIELD

David Coleman 'Benji' Benningfield, 59, of Culvertown, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 23, 1954 in Finley.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Brenda Morris Benningfield, two sons, Troy Benningfield (Penny) of Culvertown and Jarrod Benningfield (Jill) of Boston.

A Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, July 18, 2014, at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with cremation following.  Rev. Ken Fortener was the celebrant.

Pallbearers were Dakota Benningfield, Derrick Morris, Dustin Morris, Charlie Culver, Bernie Nalley and Kelly Benningfield.

Honorary Pallbearers were Penny, Jill, Hannah, Cade, Braxton, Alex, Bristol and Finley Benningfield.

Mattingly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 23, 2014)

 

DAVID HOOD

David Allen Hood, 64, of Lawson Lane, Willisburg, passed away at 2:45 p.m., Saturday, July 19, 2014, at his home after an illness.

A native of Washington County, he was born on June 21, 1950, to the late Olson and Beulah Pinkston Hood.

He was a member of the Willisburg Church Of God and a retired farmer.

Preceding him in death were three sisters, Janice Baker on March 14, 1994, Judy Coontz on Oct. 18, 2012 and Phyllis Donelson on Feb. 10, 2014 and a brother, Bobby Hood on Jan. 22, 1999.

Survivors include his wife Imogene Hall Hood; a son, John Hood (Angela Brady) of Willisburg; two daughters, Marlene Hood Corbin (Joel) of Lawrenceburg and Lisa Hood Buckman (Jay) of Campbellsville; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a brother, Billy Hood (Judy Anne) of Willisburg and a sister, Kim Garza of Lexington.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 22 at the Willisburg Church of God with Rev. Johnny Hood, officiating. He was assisted by Rev. Mike Willingham.

Burial was in the Brush Grove Road Cemetery at Willisburg.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Michael Hood , Jonathon Hood, Donnie Byrd and Johnny Kirsch.

Casket bearers were Mike Hood, Ronnie Hood, David Sweazy, Roger Tingle, Jackie Byrd and Terry Clark.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 23, 2014)

 

JOSEPH HUTCHINS

Deacon Joseph Edward "Eddie" Hutchins, 71, of New Hope, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Baptist Health Hospital in Louisville.

He was born April 14, 1943 in New Hope.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Shirley Riggs Hutchins; three daughters, Angie Hogge (Mike) of Lexington, Paula Roby (Timmy) and Gina Miles (Pat) all of Cox's Creek and one son, Johnny Hutchins (Carrie) of New Hope

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.  The Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz and Rev. Ken Fortener were concelebrates.

Pallbearers were Phil Hutchins, Mike Hutchins, Joe Hutchins, Pat Hutchins, Keith Hutchins, Greg Hutchins and Wally Dant.

Mattingly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 23, 2014)

 

MURRIEL SETTLES

Murriel Keith Settles, 70, of Willisburg, passed away at 12:20 a.m., Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville.

A native of Washington County, he was born on Sept 8, 1943, to the late Roy Allen and Mayme Darland Settles.

He was a member of the Mackville Church Of Christ and a retired farmer.

Preceding him in death were two grandchildren, Brittany Burkhead and William Coleman; two sisters, Mildred Settles on Oct. 17, 1940 and Laverne Gordon on Feb. 22, 2006 and three brothers, Roy Kenneth Settles on Feb. 18, 2006, Samuel Curtis Settles on April 5, 2008 and J.D. Settles on May 16, 2010.

Survivors include, his wife, Nancy Miller Settles; a daughter, Laveta Sagracy (Jesse) of Springfield; two sons, Timothy Settles and Hollis Settles both of Willisburg; three grandchildren, Tina Burkhead, Cory Burkhead and Jadin Coleman; a great grandchild, Addy Burkhead; three sisters, Delilah Belcher and Nancy Gabhart (Connie) of Mackville and Janice Stine of Springfield and four brothers, Everett Settles (Marie) and Elbert Settles of Springfield and Joe Settles (Carol) and Larry Settles of Mackville.

Funeral services will be held at 1p.m., Wednesday, July 23 at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Rylan Allen, minister of the Mackville Christian Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

Serving as pallbearers will be James Stine, Randy Gabhart, Doug Gabhart, Steve Settles, Perry Sallee, Mike Sallee and Jeff Palmer.

Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 23, 2014)

 

HOBERT BIRD

Hobert Earl Bird, 80, of Bardstown, passed away at 1:40 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his home after an illness.

A native of Washington County, he was born on May 6, 1934, to the late Amos and Hattie Boblitt Bird.

Survivors include two sons, Donnie Byrd (Virginia) of Bloomfield, Gerald Byrd of Willisburg and three daughters, Bernice Curtsinger (Bobby) and Patsy Scott (Alan) of Willisburg and Donna Jean Smith of Louisville.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 24 at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Everett Hood, pastor of the Brush Grove Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial was in the Brush Grove Road Cemetery at Willisburg.

Serving as pallbearers were Donnie Wayne Byrd, Curt Bond, Scottie Waldridge, Tony Waldridge, Ricky Curtsinger and Richard Robertson.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 30, 2014)

 

MARY EDELEN

Mary Josephine Yocum Edelen, 72, of Bardstown, formerly of Springfield, died at 9:19 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Colonial Health & Rehab Center in Bardstown.

She was born February 18, 1942 in Springfield

Three sons, Greg Yocum and Steve Mudd both of Louisville and Joe Mudd of Minneapolis, Minn. and a daughter, Rachel Caldwell of Springfield, survive her.

Funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Rev. Ben Brown and Deacon Gus Cooper officiating.  Burial was in St. Dominic-Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Stephen Mudd Jr., Timmy Churchill, Andrew Yocum, Devin Yocum, Stewart Strother and Berry Spalding.

Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 30, 2014)

 

CHRISTINE WOFORD

Christine Byrd Woford, 79, of Brush Grove Road, Willisburg, passed away at 1:52 p.m., Monday, July 21, 2014, at her home after an illness.

A native of Washington County, she was born on July 22, 1934, to the late Richard Allen and Sallie Thompson Byrd.

She was a homemaker.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Shelby Woford on October 12, 1983, three sisters, Margie Byrd, Ida Byrd and Pearl Chesser and three brothers, Roy, Hubert and Omar Byrd.

Survivors include, three daughters, Sharon Cox (Ronald) and Drema Milburn (Allen) of Springfield and Karen Woford of Willisburg; three grandchildren, Patty Bradshaw, Missy Chacon and Joe Milburn; six great-grandchildren, Joanna Wiley, Marissa Milburn, Vanessa Milburn, Dustin Milburn, Ashley Chacon and Keana Herrick and two great-great-grandchildren, Makaylah Wiley and Shelby Wiley.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 25 at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Foster, interim pastor of The Free Pentecostal Church, officiating.

Burial was in the Brush Grove Road Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Patty Bradshaw, Jeff Bradshaw, Joe Milburn, Michael Wiley, Pablo Chacon and Paul Wayne Woford.

Carey and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 30, 2014)

 

MARGARET HUMMELL

Margaret Ann Hummel S.L., 82, of Nerinx, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary

She was born March 17, 1932, in Louisville to the late Margaret Maloney and Norbert Daniel Hummel Sr.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at the Loretto Motherhouse Church, with interment in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Mattingly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Aug 6, 2014)

 

ANN SULLIVAN

Dominican Sister of Peace Ann Rita Sullivan, OP, 99, a native of Chelsea, Mass. died on Aug. 1, 2014, at Sansbury Care Center, St. Catharine, Ky.

The funeral was held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Sansbury Care Center Chapel. Burial was in the St. Catharine Motherhouse cemetery

Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Aug 6, 2014)

 

TIMOTHY AUCH

Timothy Robert Auch, 67 of Raywick, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Taylor County Regional Hospital in Campbellsville.

Funeral Services were Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Mattingly Funeral Home, Loretto. Cremation followed.

Mattingly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Aug 13, 2014)

 

MYRTLE CHEATHAM

Myrtle Pinkston Cheatham, 98, of Springfield, passed away at 11:50 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Colonial Health & Rehab Center in Bardstown.

A native of Washington County, she was born on May 10, 1916, to the late Charles Lillard and Glennie Mae Holiday Pinkston.

She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Bennie Cheatham on Feb. 12, 1980, two sons, Charles Cheatham on Feb. 18, 1938, Bennie Cheatham, Jr. on Feb. 3, 1943; a daughter, Imogene Hopkins on March 14, 2009; a grandson, Craig Satterly on Sept. 13, 1994; a brother, Ancel Pinkston on Feb. 18, 1959 and a sister, Beulah Sanders on Sept. 18, 2006.

Survivors include, a son, Jerry Cheatham (Dianne) of Bagdad; four daughters, Mabel Whitmore of Palmyra, Ind., Barbara Lyons (Tom) of Campbellsville, Shirley Satterly (Danny) of Willisburg and Brenda Cooksey (Harold 'Buck') of Willisburg; 22 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Cal Adams, pastor of the Temple Baptist Church, officiating. Rev. John McDaniel, a former pastor, assisted him.

Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willlisburg.

Serving as pallbearers were grandsons, Douglas Whitmore, Michael Hopkins, Jeff Hopkins, Thomas Lyons, Jr., Scott Lyons, Ricky Satterly, Eric Satterly, Jamie Cheatham and Paul Cooksey.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Aug 13, 2014)

 

LULA LONG

Lula Sarah Jones Long, 95, of Louisville passed away Aug. 2, 2014, at Seneca Place.

She was a native of Washington County and a member of Audubon Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sons, Dennis Long (Kathy) and Wayne Long (Troy).

Funeral service was Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at Owen Funeral Home - Jeffersontown, with burial Willisburg Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society.

Online condolences at www.owenfuneralhome.com

(SS Wed Aug 13, 2014)

 

DONALD SANFORD II

Donald Bruce "Donnie" Sanford II, 49, of Lincoln Park Rd., Springfield, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at the residence of his mother-in-law, Rita Clements on Bardstown Rd., Springfield.

He was a native of Harrodsburg, born Jan. 2, 1965, and was a self-employed dry wall contractor.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Clements Sanford; his father, Donald Sanford of Harrodsburg; his mother Sue Hill of Jacobus, Pa.; two sons, Anthony Richardson of Harrodsburg and Thomas Ray Byrd of Danville; four daughters, Virginia Ann Lyttle of Danville, Donna Mae Sanford of Harrodsburg, Tiffany Dawn and Cierra Hope Byrd both of Springfield; two brothers, Tony Sanford of Harrodsburg and Chris Hill of Red Lion, Pa.; one sister, Jennifer Sanford Davis of Harrodsburg and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Tony Sanford, Chris Hill, Tiffany Byrd, Thomas Byrd, Jeremy Hicks, Daniel Richardson, Christopher Richardson and Steven Myers.

Funeral mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at St. Rose Catholic Church with Rev. Kevin McGrath, O.P. officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home who is in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Aug 13, 2014)

 

STEPHEN SHEPPERSON

Stephen Andrew Shepperson, 33, passed away at 2:09 p.m., Sunday, Aug.10, 2014, at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington.

He was born on Feb. 4, 1981 in Harrodsburg.

He was a graduate of Washington County High School.

Survivors include his wife, Amanda Lee Shepperson; one son, Alexavier Shepperson; two daughters, Madison and Emma Shepperson all at home; his mother and step-father, Barbara and Tim Ballard of Springfield; father, Dudley Shepperson of Gravel Switch and a brother, Cody Ballard of Springfield.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Culpepper Elliott, pastor of the St. Dominic Catholic Church, officiating.

In keeping with Stephen's wishes the family chose cremation.

Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Aug 13, 2014)

 

MARTHA SIMPSON

Martha Faye Nally Simpson, 85, formerly of 326 W. Main St., Springfield, died at 7:40 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at Windsor Gardens in Bardstown.

Born Dec. 25, 1928 in Washington County, she was preceded in death by her parents, James Robert and Nannie Kate Smith Nally, her husband, Richard Vance Simpson, July 12, 2008 and two brothers, Raymond Nally in 1992 and Thomas Nally in 1977.

She had worked as an operator at Hanmacher -Vogel Sewing Factory, in the bottling plant at Barton Distillery in Bardstown, was a homemaker and a member of St. Rose Catholic Church.

She is survived by the eight children of Bear and Sally Keene whom where her caretakers of 25 years, Tom Keene of Lexington, John and Joe Keene of Louisville and Jimmy Keene of Springfield and Charlotte Shumway of Louisville, Molly Smith of Bardstown, Virginia Drury of Ft. Thomas and Catherine Clements of Lexington.

Funeral mass was conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at St. Rose Catholic Church with Rev. Kevin McGrath, O.P. officiating.  Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Tom, John Joe and Jimmy Keene, Michael Shumway and Zachary Smith.

Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Aug 13, 2014)

 

ELIZABETH SULLIVAN

Elizabeth Haydon Sullivan passed away peacefully on July 27, 2014, at Bethesda Hospital, in Boynton Beach, Fla., with her daughter, Meghan and good friend, Sam Marks by her bedside.

She was the wife of the late John L. Sullivan. Born in Louisville, she was the daughter of the late Mr. George Lloyd Haydon and the late Mrs. Mary Larue (Boone) Haydon.

She will be forever loved and honored by her children, Elizabeth Gilmore and her husband, Doug of Middletown, R.I., Meghan Roach and her husband, Tom of Rolesville, N.C. and George Sullivan and his fiancée, Alanna of Boston, Mass.; her five treasured grandchildren, Caroline Roach, Abigail Roach, Hannah Roach, Haydon Gilmore and Ryan Gilmore; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and close friends.

Belovedly known as Betty, and Mimi, she moved to Boynton Beach, Fla. ten years ago. Prior to her retirement, she worked in the real estate industry as an independent realtor for many years. She loved to golf, travel to St. Maarten and Hilton Head, and cruise the Caribbean and Mexico. Betty was a very lively, vivacious lady, never settling for the ordinary. She loved to treat and entertain her family and friends to good food, great fun and laughter./

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 12 p.m. (noon) at the Eugene J. McCarthy & Sons Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St,  Framingham, MA. 01702, (508) 875-4747.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend.  Burial will follow in St. Stephen's Cemetery in Framingham.

Expressions of Sympathy may be made in her honor to the American Heart Association or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , or Save a Lab.

(SS Wed Aug 13, 2014)

 

JOHN NICKELL

      John Knox Nickell, 76, husband of Mary Baker Nichell, formerly of Springfield, Ky., and the late Ruth Canter Nickell, of Sulphur Well Road, Nicholasville, Ky., died Monday Aug. 11, 2014, at his home surrounded by his beloved family and friends.

      He was retired from R. J. Tobacco Co. and farming.

      Additional survivors are his three daughters; Donna (Bobby) Miller, Jessamine Co., June (Jerry) Richey, Lexington and Edie (Ken) Miller, Mt. Sterling; five grandchildren Stephen (Aimee) Miller, Amy (Jerry Blanton) Brooks, John Thomas (Kristi) Miller, Ben (Alex Viertel) Brooks and Alexandra Miller; six great-grandchildren, Madi Giles, Livi Blanton, Claire Miller, Emily Blanton, Emory Kate Miller and Connor Blanton; a nephew, Jeffrey Nickell; great nephew, Scotty (Christy) Nickell; two great nieces, Melody Perkins and Katie (Zach) Lucas; two great-great nieces, Emilie Stinnett and Aubree Nickell, nephews-in-law, Bobby Perkins; three step children, Kathy (James) Yaste, Randy (Betty) Sims and Teresa (Terry) McIlvoy and eight step grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren and numerous other family members and friends and his special cow “Lucky”.

      He was preceded in death by his brother Carl Nickell a sister, Betty Nickell and nieces, Carla Perkins.

      Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Betts & West Funeral Home with Rev. Marvin Lagle and P David Bardin officiating.

      Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.

      Contributions suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass and Mt. Beulah United Methodist Church.

      Online guestbook at www.BettsandWestfuneralhome.com.

(SS Wed Aug 20, 2014)

 

ASA ROYALTY

      Asa Eugene Royalty, age 81, of Lawrenceburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center

      He was bon in Washington County to the late Asa R. and Margaret Belle Hatchett Royalty. He was a farmer, insurance salesman, and had a great love for music, paying the piano and several other instruments. He attended Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. He was on the school board for Washington County Board of Education for 20 ears and a Kentucky Baptist Association and State Farm Bureau Board member.

      M. Royalty is survived by his wife of 25 years, Norma Jean Bowen Royalty, Lawrenceburg; son, Tony S.  (Angela) Royalty Springfield; daughter, Kitty (Eddie) Stevens, Lawrenceburg; step-children, Pam Robinson and Donna (Bobby) Rodgers, both of Lawrenceburg, Mark (Dana) Robinson, Versailles, and Bill (Anna) Robinson, Harrodsburg; grandchildren, Derek Royalty, Lebanon, Brittany Schuler, Jacob Schuler, Brook (Josh) Drury, and Brittany Stevens, al of Lawrenceburg; great-grandchild, Avery Jane Drury, Lawrenceburg; step-grandchildren, Jarred Rodgers, Lawrenceburg, and Major, Hunter, and Ashley Robinson, all of Lexington.

      He was preceded in death by a grandson, Nathan Anthony Royalty; brothers, Harvey, Henry, and Keith Royalty; sisters, Mallie Helen Blacketer and Nina Wilson.

      Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Gash Memorial chapel with Bro. Al Peach and Bo. Oliver Hawkins, Sr. officiating. Burial followed in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

      Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601 or a charity of your choice.

      Casketbearers were Calvin Bowen, Raymond Bowen, Maurice Wilson, Rudy Gabhart, Jarred Rodgers and Jerry Royalty. Honorary bearers were the grandchildren.

(SS Wed Aug 20, 2014)

 

MARY TERRELL

      Mary Lee Curtsinger Terrell, 96, of the Mooresville Community of Washington County, passed away at 4:50 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Bardstown.

      A native of Washington County, she was born on April 17, 1918, to the late William Grundy and Alice Boblitt Curtsinger.

      She was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and a homemaker.

      Preceding her in death was her husband, Avon Terrell on January 9, 1986; four sisters, Lizzie Chesser, Martha Curtsinger, Margie Schultz and Artie Hood and three brothers, O. C. Curtsinger, Herbert Curtsinger and William G. Curtsinger.

      Survivors include a son, Paul Terrell and his wife, Connie; three daughters, Linda Lawson and her husband, Dennie, Vicky Brdy and her husband, Tommy and Sheila Wimsatt and her husband John, four grandchildren, Paul Daniel Terrell and his wife, Kisten, Laura Leigh McCain and her husband, George, David Humes and Sara Beth Wimsatt; two great grandchildren, Caroline Terrell and Owen McCain all of Springfield and a sister, Sue Zettwoch of Louisville.

      Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. John Lope, Pastor of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, officiating.

      Burial was in High View Cemetery at Chaplin.

      Serving as pallbearers were William R. Hood, Tim Grigsby, Charlie Hahn, Donald Chesser, Terry Tingle and Bobby Gene Perry.

      Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Aug 20, 2014)

 

SHARON RAYMOND

      Sharon Meyer Raymond, 71, of Beechland Road, Springfield, passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 14, 2014, at her home.

      A native of Bullitt County, Ky., she was born on Aug. 1, 1943, to the late John C. and Mary Dell Robards Meyer.

      Survivors include, her husband, Charles Raymond and a daughter, Mary Frances Charlet of Springfield.

      Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 18 at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Jamie Chesser, pastor of the Mt. Freedom Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

      Serving as pallbearers were members of the Springfield Masonic Lodge; Al Stevens, Dewayne Hall Billy Russell, Paul Howard, Keith Noel and Harold Grigsby.

      Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Aug 20, 2014)

 

BARRY BRADY

Barry M. Brady, 52, of Springfield, passed away at 2:35 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the Cedars of Lebanon Nursing Home in Lebanon.

He was born on Jan. 13, 1962, in Lebanon, Ky., to Henry E. and Martina Goff Brady.

He was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church, a 1980 graduate of Washington County High School and an employee of TBMK in Lebanon.

Preceding him in death was his father, Henry E. Brady on Dec. 8, 1979.Survivors include, his son, Jonathan Brady of Springfield; his mother, Martina Brady of Springfield and three brothers, Jeff Brady and his wife, Mary of Springfield, Rick Brady of Lexington and Craig Brady and his wife, Melissa, of Georgetown.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Cal Adams, pastor of the Temple Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial was in the Peter Cemetery at Mackville.

Serving as pallbearers were Billy Miles, Al Stevens, Keith Stevens, Rick Hickey, Prentice Brady and Bill Kelty.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Aug 27, 2014)

 

SARAH BRUNDIGE

Sarah Ruth Gibbons Brundige, 87, formerly of Rizer Ave., Springfield, died at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Cambridge Place in Lexington.  She had resided in Tennessee and Lexington after leaving Springfield.

Born Jan. 21, 1927, in Rutherford, Tenn., she was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Smith and Lillian Pearl Harrison Gibbons, her husband, G.W. Brundige, Sept. 7, 1993, five brothers; Joe, Earl Wayne, Paul, Cullen and Hudson Gibbons and a sister, Dixie Beall.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by two sons; Richard (Janet) Brundige of Lexington and Robert Brundige of Cynthania; a daughter, Betty Jean Rhodes of Columbia, Tenn.; four brothers, Davis, Jere and James Edward Gibbons all of Dukedom, Tenn. and Glenn Gibbons of Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters, Justine (Pete) Soro of Nesbit, Miss., Alice Jackson of Memphis, Tenn. and Pearl Miles of Katy, Texas; four grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were private and burial was in Lebanon National Cemetery with her husband, G.W.

Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Aug 27, 2014)

 

ANN GERTON

Ann Marie Key Gerton, 85, of Nicholasville, formerly of Washington County, passed away at 5:46 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the home of her daughter, Martha, in Nicholasville.

A native of Washington County, she was born on June 6, 1929, to the late Joseph and Ellen Clements Key.She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, a homemaker and a former employee of the Medco Center of Springfield.

Preceding her in death was a daughter, Wanda Carol Gerton; a son Howard Martin Gerton; a daughter-in-law, Lily Gerton; an extended son, Joseph "Jo Jo" Key; five sisters, Lucille Wright, Martha Ellery, Mary Leo Ray, Margaret Key and Christine Cook and four brothers, James, Joseph, Johnny and Bobby Key.

Survivors include four daughters; Pamela Elizabeth Stepp (Kavin) of Nicholasville, Deborah Irene Garr (Anthony) of Lexington, Martha Delores Johnson (Dana) of Nicholasville and Delena Sue Jackson (Dee) of Lexington; four sons, Norris Edward Gerton, Jr. of Lexington, James "Ronnie" Gerton of Springfield, Paul Clifton Gerton (Joyce) of Elizabethtown and Richard Allen Gerton (Jean) of Homer, La.; 20 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Key of Bardstown and four extended sons; William "Sonny" Key (Lisa) of Lebanon, David Yocum (Janice) of Springfield, Johnny Key of Springfield and Jerry "Ted" Key (Anita) of Bardstown.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 25 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Rev. Culpepper Elliott and Deacon Gus Cooper, officiating.

Burial was in the St. Dominic-Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Danny Key, Steve Key, Tommy Key, Michael Ray, Pete Key and Eric Garnett. Honorary pallbearers were David Yocum, Ted Key, William Key and Johnny Key.

A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Sunday evening by Deacon Gus Cooper at the Carey & Son Funeral Home which was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Aug 27, 2014)

 

BOBBY HARMON

Bobby Norris Harmon, 78, of East Grundy Ave., Springfield, passed away at 9:28 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville.

A native of Washington County, he was born on Aug. 14, 1936, to the late Calvin and Geneva Hardin Harmon.

He was a member of the Springfield Christian Church, a graduate of Springfield High School and the University of Kentucky

.He was an army veteran and a retired risk manager for American Mutual Insurance Company and Bishop Estates Insurance Company.

Survivors include his wife, Theresa Zulueta Harmon; two daughters, Catheleen Mize (Lance) of San Francisco, Calif. and DeLisa Donnelly (Thomas) of St. Cloud, Fla. and a sister, Elaine Reynolds (Harold) of LaGrange.

Cremation was chosen and inurnment will be in a columbarium in Honolulu, Hi.

Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Sep 3, 2014)

 

THOMAS PENDYGRAFT

Thomas Ray Pendygraft, 20, of Holy Cross, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. He was born Sept. 21, 1993 in Bardstown. 

Survivors include his parents, Larry and Libby Cundiff Pendygraft of Holy Cross.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Saturday, Aug .30, 2014, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Loretto, with interment in Ryder Cemetery in Lebanon.

Pallbearers were Brian Cundiff, Dakota Downs, Allen Downs, Levi Mattingly, Billy Ewing and Joss Garrett.

Honorary Pallbearers were Kaitlin Cundiff, Tonya Downs, Levi Downs and Linda Downs.

Mattingly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Sep 3, 2014)

 

TERRY CHESER

Terry Michael Cheser, 62, of the Mooresville Community of Washington County, passed away at 11:05 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at his home after an illness.

He was born in Lebanon, Ky. on Oct. 23, 1951, to Randall and Mildred Rowe Cheser.

He was a member of the Brush Grove Baptist Church, a 1971 graduate of Washington County High School, a former employee of Armour Food Company and the Washington County Road Department.

Preceding him in death was his wife, Pamela Hill Cheser on Sept. 10, 2011 and his father, Randall Cheser on Oct. 19, 2006.

Survivors include, a son, Kevin Michael Cheser and his wife Kristen of Versailles; a step-daughter, Tina Thompson of Springfield; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his mother, Mildred Cheser of Springfield; a sister, Margaret Jane Cassetty and her husband, Pat of Springfield and three brothers, Gerald Cheser and his wife, Loraine, Bobby Cheser and his wife, Donna and Lynn Cheser all of Springfield.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9 at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Everett Hood, pastor of the Brush Grove Baptist Church, officiating and assisted by Rev. Johnnie R. Bailey, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church.

Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Terry Cheser, Denny Cheser, Joe Bartley, Terry Thompson, Glenn Fenwick and Bruce Case.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Sep 10, 2014)

 

SARAH LEWIS

Sarah Hardin Lewis, 82, of Louisville, formerly of Washington County, passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Louisville.

Funeral services will be today, Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. at Carey and Son Funeral Home, who is in charge of arrangements.

A complete obituary will be in next week's issue of The Springfield Sun.

(SS Wed Sep 10, 2014)

 

CHARLENE RICKETTS

Charlene Ricketts, 58 of Danville, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 at Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville.

She is survived by her daughter, Samantha Ricketts of Bardstown; mother, Katherine (Preston) Ricketts of Danville; sisters, Sarah Young (Charles) of Springfield and Deborah Derringer of Danville; brothers, William Ricketts (Sherrian) of Pleasureville, Roy Ricketts (Minnie) of Frankfort and Robert Ricketts (Anna) of Owenton.

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home. Burial was in Point Pleasant Cemetery.

Prewitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Sep 10, 2014)

 

ADDIE ROBINSON

Addie Foster Robinson, 99, of Willisburg, passed away at 9 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at the home of her son in Springfield.

A native of Washington County, she was born on July 22, 1915, to the late Oscar and Mattie Brothers Foster.

She was a member of the Willisburg Baptist Church, a former member of the Eastern Star Chapter at Sharpsville, a homemaker and for over 30 years she and her husband owned and operated the Jack Robinson Store in the Kirkland community of Washington County.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Jack Robinson on Feb. 10, 1983; two daughters, Joyce Kays on May 18, 1981 and Lena Lewis on Oct. 6, 1998; two granddaughters, Cheri Lewis on March 13, 1987 and Shannon Jo Lewis; three brothers, Clyde, Joe and Marshall Foster and four sisters, Nannie Pearl Wohner, Maudie Drury, Claudie Goodlett and Lavon Sword.

Survivors include a son, Jackie A. Robinson and his wife, Page, of Springfield; a daughter, Frankie Mattingly and her husband, Gerald, of Willisburg; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. J.W. Hatfield, pastor of the Willisburg Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

Serving as pallbearers were Chris Kays, Timmy Lewis, Mike Kays, Gerald Mattingly, Sidney Mudd and Trey Mudd.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Sep 10, 2014)

 

MARY SPALDING

Mary Margaret Spalding, 83, formerly of Loretto, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 at Colonial Health and Rehab Center in Bardstown.

She was born Oct. 12, 1930, in Fredericktown. She was a retired employee of the Loretto Motherhouse and member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Manton.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Thomas Leon "Tommy" Spalding, Sr. of Bardstown, one daughter, Dorothy Ann Blandford (Roy) of Springfield; two sons, Thomas Leon "Pete" Spalding, Jr. of Georgetown and Joseph Ronnie Spalding (Angie) of Bardstown.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Springfield, with burial in the church cemetery.  The Rev. Matthew Hardesty was the celebrant.

Pallbearers were Stacey Spalding, James Keeling, Ricky Edelen, Larry Smith, Jiggs Mattingly and Ricky Mattingly

Memorial Donations may go to Alzheimer's Association, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Ln., Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284

(SS Wed Sep 10, 2014)

 

MARK BUCKNER

Mark Alan Buckner, 53, of Harrodsburg, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Spring View Hospital, Lebanon.

He was born Oct. 1, 1960, in Upland, Calif.

Survivors are his wife, Janet Christerson Buckner and one son, Colin Shivley Buckner, Harrodsburg.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at the Bethel Baptist Church.

Pallbearers were Glenn Devine, Ed Kessler, Kelly Bugg, Dale Cinnamon, Monty McRay, Lee Todd Pinkston, and Spencer Tatum. Honorary bearers were Lincoln Memorial University baseball team & coaches.

Memorials are suggested to the Bethel Baptist Building Fund, 3006 Seaville Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or to the Gideon Bible Fund, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Ransdell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Sep 18, 2014)

 

HELEN DARLAND

Helen W. Gabhart Darland, 81, passed away Sept. 13, 2014, at her home in Mt. Washington with her loving children at her side.

She was born May 18, 1933, in Mackville.

She was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Georgia (Shewmaker) Gabhart, two sisters Norma (Gabhart) Smith and Sarah (Gabhart) Foster, and one brother, Kenneth Dalton Gabhart.

She is survived by her three loving children: Crystal Darland of Louisville, Cleon Darland (Debbie) Mason, Ohio, Gina Sama (Joe) of Wadsworth, Ohio, six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and two grand dogs. She leaves behind many wonderful friends to cherish her memories and celebrate her life.

Funeral service will be noon Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Schmid Funeral Home in Mt. Washington. Burial will be in the Mt. Washington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the First Christian Church of Mt. Washington.

Online condolences can be made at www.schmidfh.

(SS Wed Sep 18, 2014)

 

SARAH LEWIS

Sarah C. Hardin Lewis, 82, of Louisville, formerly of Washington County, passed away at 3:45 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at the Essex Nursing & Rehab Center in Louisville.

A native of Washington County, she was born on Nov. 23, 1931, to the late Luther and Effie Sagracy Hardin.

She was a member of the Nelson County Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Preceding her in death was her husband, James E. Lewis; two daughters, Carolyn Lewis and Edna Lewis; two sisters, Hattie Smith and Lucy Alice Hardin and four brothers, W.H., Vernon, Paul and Garland Hardin.

Survivors include two sons, Eddie Lewis and Jerry Lewis both of Louisville; four daughters, Cathy Combest (Gerald), Barbara Baskerville, Mary Graeter (Mike) all of Louisville and Betty Cox (Tony) of Cartersville, Georgia; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren and three sisters, Rose McCarty of Mt. Washington, Myrtle Hooper of Louisville and Helen Willard of Springfield.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Darrell Goodlett, pastor of the Nelson County Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

Serving as pallbearers were Timothy Combest, Michael Vibbert, Chris Vibbert, Cody Barton, Shane Hillard and Erik Tallent.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Sep 18, 2014)

 

WILMER BOBBLETT

Wilmer Leon Bobblett, 84, of Bloomfield, passed away at 11:45 a.m., Monday, Sept.15, 2014, at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.

A native of Washington County, he was born on Oct. 2, 1929, to the late Valis and Lizzie Milburn Bobblett.

He was a member of the Willisburg Church of God of Prophecy and a farmer.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Ethel Hill Bobblett, on July 16, 2009; daughter-in-law, Beverly Bobblett on March 30, 2005, and a brother, Curtis Bobblett on Nov. 24, 2009.

Survivors include, two sons, Ronnie Bobblett of Bloomfield, Charles Bobblett and his wife, Peggy, of Chaplin; a daughter, Veda Spalding and her husband, Herman, of Bardstown; five grandchildren, Kevin Bobblett, Chris Bobblett, Josh Bobblett, Adrienne Berry and Amanda Bright; eight great-grandchildren, Logan Bobblett, Cole Bobblett, Hunter Bobblett, Caleb Bobblett, Solomon Bobblett, Emma Berry, Graham Berry and Reagan Bright; an expected great grandchild, Jacobi Bobblett; two sisters, Essie Hood and her husband, William, of Springfield and Virgie Burkhead of Willisburg and a brother, Ralph Bobblett and his wife, Connie, of Willisburg.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Willisburg Church of God of Prophecy with Rev. Keith Creech, the church pastor, officiating.

Burial was in the High View Cemetery at Chaplin.Serving as honorary pallbearers were the great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers were Kevin Bobblett, Chris Bobblett, Josh Bobblett, Adrienne Berry, Amanda Bright, Sammy Berry and Derrick Bright.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Sep 24, 2014)

 

JOHN BRADY

John Robert "Robby" Brady, 42, of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at his residence.

He was born March 10, 1972, in Marion County.  He was an employee of Brady Paving Company in Lebanon.

Survivors include his father, William Patrick "Pat" Brady of Lebanon and his mother, Mary Margaret Stumph of Lebanon.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with burial in Saint Joe Cemetery.  Rev. James W. Graf will be the celebrant.

Pallbearers were Austin Brady, Cody Farmer, Nathan Yaste, Henry Hagan, John Brady and Chris Buckman.

Mattingly Funeral Home in Loretto, was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Sep 24, 2014)

 

JOHN RAILEY SR.

John H. "Screech" Railey Sr., 91, of Shelbyville, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital. 

A native of Springfield, he was the son of the late James and Teresa Edelen Railey.

He was a tobacco and dairy farmer who enjoyed rabbit hunting, fishing, gardening and playing the guitar.  He was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

In addition to his parents, one son, Joseph P. Railey; two sisters, Mary Susie Phillips and Prudie Railey Yocum and four brothers, James David "J.D.", Joseph, William and Tom Railey, preceded him in death.

Survivors include four children, John H. (Barbara) Railey Jr. of Shelbyville, Mary Catherine (John) Campbell of Cincinnati, OH, Kenneth D. Railey of Dallas, Texas and Steven Key (Valerie) Railey of Springfield; one sister, Georgeann Wells of Bardstown; three brothers, Alfonzo Railey and George Austin Railey, both of Springfield and Len Arthur Railey of Richmond; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Webb Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Tuesday with Deacon Bob Hart presiding.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Webb Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Webb Funeral Home in Shelbyville.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.webbfuneralhome.

(SS Wed Sep 24, 2014)

 

SANDRA CLEAVER

Sandra Jean Stenhouse Cleaver, 71, of Keeneland Road in Springfield, passed away at 1:27 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at the Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

A native of Simpsonville, S. C., she was born on Aug. 11, 1943, to the late James DeWitt and Annie Coleman Stenhouse.

Survivors include her husband, Stewart Cleaver; a son, William Cleaver (Jennifer) of Simpsonville, S.C. and a daughter, Marianne Elizabeth Cleaver of Louisville,

Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be held in Simpsonville, S.C., at a later date.Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Oct 1, 2014)

 

CHARLES COULTER

Charles A. 'Chig' Coulter, 85, of the Pleasant Grove community of Washington County, passed away at 12:40 a.m., Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the V.A. Medical Center in Lexington.

A native of Washington County, he was born on Dec. 16, 1928, to the late Charles V. 'B' and Ella Warner Coulter.

He was a member of the Willisburg Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was also a farmer and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Preceding him in death was a granddaughter, Emily Catherine Coulter, on July 14, 2004; a brother, William E. 'Rackie' Coulter on Oct. 30, 1999, and a sister, Christine Hale, on March 4, 2006.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Armstrong Coulter; a son, Kevin Coulter and his wife, Margaret; two daughters, Cathy Clarkson and her husband, Danny and Kim Miller and her husband, Joe all of Springfield; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and a sister, Joann Bledsoe and her husband, John of Calhoun, Ga.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Willisburg Baptist Church with Rev. John Bledsoe officiating. He was assisted by Rev. J.W. Hatfield, pastor of the Willisburg Baptist Church.

Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg where the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard conducted military rites.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were deacons of Willisburg Baptist Church.

Serving as pallbearers were Brian Fallis, Justin Fallis, Cole Miller, Matthew Clarkson, Ronnie Clarkson and Kerry Hale.

Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Oct 1, 2014)

 

JENNIE EDELEN

Jennie Lou Blandford Edelen, 72, of E. Virginia Ave., Springfield, died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Village of Lebanon.

Born January 3, 1942, in Washington County, she was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Damian Blandford, Dec. 21, 1997 and Mary Aleen Badgett Blandford, Oct. 17, 2000, a brother, Joseph Damian Blandford Jr., 1945 and a son Damian Craig Edelen, Dec. 7, 1993.

She was a graduate of St. Catharine College and a 1987 graduate of the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Arts degree, she had served as a librarian at St. Catherine Elementary School in New Haven and St. Dominic School, was a homemaker, a member of the Lincoln Homemakers Club and St. Rose Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband Jim Edelen, a son, Kevin (Nancy) Edelen of Springfield, a sister, Myra Blandford of Springfield, three grandchildren, Amanda Nichole Whitmore, Jessica Lynette Edelen and Savannah Aleen Edelen and a grandson, Dixon Craig Whitmore.

Funeral mass was conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at St. Rose Catholic Church with Rev. Kevin McGrath, O.P. officiating.  Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were Sam Bidwell, Johnny Taylor, Billy Brook Rudd, Dickie Mudd, Arthur Young and Louis Peterson.

Honorary pallbearers were members of Lincoln Homemakers Club, Belle Sutton, Martha Young, Dodie Polin, Marlene Frost, Betty Lou Montgomery, Betty Rudd, Norma Jean Smith, Imelda Mudd, Mary Paul Edelen and Sue Clements.

Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Oct 1, 2014)

 

SANDRA OWEN

Sandra Coyle Owen, 67, Lebanon, passed away at her home on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.

She was born on Oct. 14, 1946, in Springfield.

She was a graduate of Springfield High School and Western Kentucky University. She taught in the Marion County school system from 1969 to 2014, devoting much of her time to the teen parenting program and working with special needs children.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Garnett and Mildred Coyle.

Survivors include her loving husband of 48 years, Jackie Elias Owen; her daughter, Lynn (Jim) Tencza; three grandchildren, Zack, Jack, and Nate Tencza; a brother, Gary (Sue) Coyle; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces all of whom brought her great joy.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Bosley Funeral Home, Lebanon, with interment in Beech Grove Cemetery in Springfield. Rev. Alexis Kouri officiated.

Memorial gifts may be made to St. Michael's Orthodox Church, 3026 Hikes Lane, Louisville, KY 40220.

Pallbearers were Zack Tencza, Jack Tencza, Nate Tencza, Samuel Coyle, Tommy Owen, Matthew Owen, and Nathan Owen.

Bosley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Oct 1, 2014)

 

FLORENCE REED

Florence Cecilia Wakefield Reed, 95, of Springfield, died at 9:50 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at the residence of her daughter Joann Cooper.

Born May 17, 1919, in Washington County, she was preceded in death by her parents, James Sr. and Frances Keene Wakefield, her husband, Edward Eugene Reed, June 4, 1983, one brother, James Wakefield Jr. and two sisters, Carolyn Elizabeth Clark.

She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Joann (Gus) Cooper of Springfield, four grandchildren, Jacqueline Rachelle Cooper, Patricia Lee (Paul) Cooper-Newby, Ernest Eugene (Pam) Cooper and Christopher Len (Mia) Cooper and six great-grandchildren, Joanna, Christina, Elizabeth, Anthony and Noah Cooper and Kylie Newby.

Funeral mass will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Rev. Ben Brown and Deacon Gus Cooper officiating.  Burial will be in St. Dominic-Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Key, Gary Ellery, Darnell Young, George Wright Jr., Leroy Thompson and Ronnie Gerton.

A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home who is in charge of arrangements and where friends may call from 5:30 till 8 p.m. Wednesday

(SS Wed Oct 1, 2014)

 

LEO WIMSATT

Leo Joseph D. Wimsatt, 78, of Lebanon Junction, passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at University Hospital.

A native of Washington County, he was an electrician for LG & E. He also was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Shepherdsville and a former member of the Knights of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas and Mary Agatha Wimsatt; brothers, Tony, Leonard, Herman, Ervin, Earl, Herbert and Everett Wimsatt; sisters, Mary Alice Wimsatt, Mary Evelyn Wimsatt and Nora Corbett and grandchildren, Randal Keith Wimsatt and Trevor Hood.

Survivors include his wife, Agnes Catherine Kidwell Wimsatt; children, Larry Wimsatt (Betty Ann), Randy Wimsatt (Laura), Donnajane Tipton (Kenny), Marlene Hardin (Rodney), Ed Wimsatt (Debbie), Jim Wimsatt (Marie) and Ron Wimsatt (Sharon); two brothers, Howard Wimsatt and Louis Wimsatt (Martha); a sister, Marcella Critchalow (Roland); 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral mass was conducted Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at 11 a.m. from St. Benedict Catholic Church with burial in Little Brick Cemetery.

Kappel Funeral Home in Lebanon Junction was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Oct 1, 2014)

 

VIRGIL BYRD

Virgil Lee Byrd, 72, of Tatham Springs Road in Willisburg, passed away at 12:36 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

A native of Washington County, he was born Aug. 21, 1942, to the late Amos and Hattie Boblitt Byrd.

He was a member of the Willisburg Baptist Church and a retired employee of the General Electric Company of Louisville.

Preceding him in death was a brother, Hobert Earl Bird on July 22, 2014.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Faye Sims Byrd; a daughter, Vicki Lea Lewis and her husband, Lloyd of Willisburg; two sisters, Sue Curtsinger of Harrodsburg and Flora Mae Netherly of Lawrenceburg, and a half-sister, Sheila Murphy and her husband, Denny, of Campbellsville.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. J.W. Hatfield, pastor of the Willisburg Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

Serving as pallbearers were Ralph D. Lewis, Cleo Lee Lewis II, Garry Scott, Larry Scott, Donnie Byrd and Bradley Milburn.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Oct 8, 2014)

 

DIANNA CHESER

Dianna Lynn Cheser, 44, of Goatley Lane in Springfield, passed away at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, near Lincoln Park due to injuries sustained in an automobile collision.

She was born in Lebanon, Ky., on April 1, 1970, to Herbert Eugene and Aline Ireland Cheser.

She was a member of the Willisburg Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her father, Herbert Cheser, on July 31, 2009.

Survivors include a son, Jake McKay Cheser; her mother, Aline Cheser and three sisters, Donna Jean Lewis and Betty Cheser all of Springfield, and Sharon Irizarry and her husband, Richard, of Willisburg.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Willisburg Baptist Church with Rev. J.W. Hatfield, the church pastor, officiating. He will be assisted by Rev. Everett Hood, pastor of the Brush Grove Baptist Church.

Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.Serving as honorary pallbearers will be McKinsey Smith, Gabe Smith, Dudley Tapp, Don Keeling, Jim Johnson and William E. Boblitt.

Casket bearers will be Tim Benham, Joey Cheser, Brad Smith, Richard Irizarry, Allan Irizarry and Clayton Bunch.

Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Oct 8, 2014)

 

JOHN GRIFFITS

John Alvis Griffitts, 84, of 6555 Highway 555 in Springfield, died at 11:32 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

Born June 30, 1930, in Eubank, he was a retired truck driver for Consolidated Freightways.

He is survived by three sons, Leslie and Guy Griffitts, both of Springfield, and Ernest Griffitts of Lebanon.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home with Rev. Culpepper Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Bradley and Matthew Griffitts, Tim and Jacob Graves, Greg Bryan and Dustin VanMeter.

Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Oct 8, 2014)

 

JOSEPH LINTON

Joseph William 'T.D.' Linton, 76, of Willis Lane in Springfield, died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

He was born June 23, 1938, in Washington County.

He was a self-employed contractor.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Ray Linton; four daughters, Barbara Stone of Danville and Renee Linton, Carla Linton and Lee Ann Linton, all of Springfield, and a stepson, Charles Davis of Indianapolis, Ind.

Funeral mass will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Rev. Ben Brown and Deacon Gus Cooper officiating. Burial will be in St. Dominic-Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brent Devers, Lawrence Lydian, Avery Lewis, Jodie Linton, Charles Davis, Steve Linton and Ralph Stone.

Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Key and Bruce Ray.

Visitation will be from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements and where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m.

(SS Wed Oct 8, 2014)

 

DOUGLAS DEAN

Douglas Dean, 49, of Lebanon, formerly of Springfield, died at 2 a.m. Saturday at his residence. 

Born Aug. 24, 1965, in Lebanon, to the late Marvin and Laura Durr Dean, he had worked as a security guard at Makers Mark Distillery. 

Sons, Austin and Luke Dean, both of Springfield, survive him. 

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home with Rev. John McDaniel officiating with cremation after services.

Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home, who is in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Oct 15, 2014)

 

VIRGINIA HALL

Virginia Rae Hall, 86, of Springfield, passed away at 2:55 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at the Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.

A native of Washington County, she was born on Jan. 9, 1928, to the late John Brady and Laura Crouch Hall.

She was a member of the St. Dominic Catholic Church. Virginia attended St. Dominic Elementary School and graduated from Springfield High School in 1946. She continued her education at Bryant Stratton Business College. She began her working career with Jones Dabney Paint Company in 1948. For several years she was a very proficient secretary for several company executives. She was an inspiration and role model for her fellow employees through many company acquisitions. She retired from Celanese Coatings in 1990 as the benefits administrator. In 1976, she started an annual party for all retired company employees, which continued through 2012. Virginia was loved and admired by all who knew her.

Preceding her in death were three brothers, Joseph C. Hall in 1942, Frank M. Hall on Sept. 23, 1997 and Patrick O. Hall on Feb. 20, 1983 and a sister, Mary Laura Hall on Nov. 3, 2002.Survivors include a sister, Barbara Hall of Bardstown; two brothers, John B. Hall Jr. of Louisville and Michael Hall (Racheline) of Anchorage, Alaska and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Culpepper Elliott, pastor of the St. Dominic Catholic Church, officiating.

Burial was in the St. Dominic-Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were John B. Hall, Jr., Michael Hall, Jerry Hall, Richard Keene, Jerry Parrott and Larry Hamilton.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Oct 15, 2014)

 

MICHAEL HARMON

Michael David Harmon, 62, of Russell Branch Road, Harrodsburg, passed away at 3:59 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

He was born in Mercer County on March 20, 1952, to the late Marvin T. and Beatrice Mason Harmon.He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Springfield and a carpenter.

Preceding him in death was a sister, Judy Baker, and a brother, Shirley Harmon.

Survivors include a son, Michael Dale Harmon of Mackville; a daughter, Kimberly Ann Harmon of Springfield; three grandchildren, Michael Tyler Wilkerson, Xena Wilkerson and L.J. Lancaster; a sister, Mary Lavon Fowler (Danny) of Mackville; a brother, Mitchell Wayne Harmon of Cornishville and his caregiver, Linda Settles of Harrodsburg.

Funeral services were held at 1p.m., Monday, Oct. 13, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. John McDaniel, pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial was in the Peter Cemetery at Mackville.

Serving as pallbearers were John Tamme, Tom Baker, Joey Fowler, Tommy Wohner, Dale Bottom, Eugene Harmon, Colt Montgomery and Stevie Bottoms. Grandchildren will serve as honary pallbearers.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Oct 15, 2014)

 

CHASITY MILLS

Chasity Key Mills, 34, of Lexington, passed away at 1 a.m., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington due to injuries sustained in an automobile collision.

She was born in Lebanon, Ky. on Sept. 7, 1980, to Ignacio Rocha and Penny Key.She was a 1998 graduate of Washington County High School, an employee of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Company and a member of the Park Hill Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Survivors include, her husband, Aron Mills; two sons, Tyven McWhorter and Treyvaughn Dawson both of Lexington; two step-daughters, Tiara Mills and Teliyah Mills both of Louisville; her mother, Penny Dickens of Springfield; her father, Ignacio Rocha of Georgetown; three sisters, Cassandra Key of Springfield, Faviola Villa and Eli Rocha both of Georgetown and five brothers, Michael Key of Springfield, Eric Key of Lexington, Uliysses Rocha of Louisville, Alex Rocha and Sammy Rocha both of Georgetown and maternal grandmother, Dorothy Key of Bardstown.

Funeral services were held at 11a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, in the gymnasium of Washington County High School with Bro. Glenn Million, officiating.

Burial was on Cemetery Hill in Springfield.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Stevon Newby, Tyler Lister, Jack Jackson, Michael Paul Key, Eric Key, LeBradford Key, Casey Hamilton and Markus Maze.

Serving as casket bearers were Joseph McWhoter Jr., Terry Leonard, Bobby Fogle, Ramont Churchill, Billy Young and Ronald Yantis.

Extended relatives of Chasity Mills served as flowerbearers.

Carey & Son Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Oct 15, 2014)

 

SHARON O’CULL

Sharon Ann O'Cull, 64, of Port Austin, Mich., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Oct. 8, 2014.  She was born on Dec. 7, 1949, to Bernice (Yaroch) and the late Al Hewitt.

Sharon is survived by her husband, Chet, of 45 years; daughter Shamrock O'Cull of Bardstown; mother Bernice Bean of Port Austin, Mich.; brother Albert "Chum" Hewitt of Caseville; sister Linda (Harvey) Davis of West Virginia; daughter in law Alicia Hale O'Cull and grandchildren Meredith and Carter O'Cull of Springfield.

Sharon was preceded in death by her father, Al Hewitt, son Brian O'Cull, and brothers, Dennis and Robert Hewitt.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Oct. 10, in Kinde, Mich.

(SS Wed Oct 15, 2014)

 

MARY BIRD

Mary Frances Coulter Bird, 86, of Rizer Avenue, Springfield, passed away at 2:57 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at the Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

A native of Washington County, she was born on Oct. 25, 1927, to the late Ira and Myrtle Simpson Coulter.

She was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Amos Bird on July 8, 1982; a daughter, Peggy Milburn on July 8, 2004; a sister, Pauline Lanham on Feb. 24, 2000 and two brothers, Leon Coulter on Dec. 7, 1995 and Harold Coulter on Feb. 21, 2003.

Survivors include, a daughter, Sheila Murphy and her husband Dennie of Campbellsville; two sons, Roger Coulter of Springfield and Ricky Coulter and his wife, Lillie of Lebanon; a son-in-law, Tolbert Milburn of Chaplin; four grandchildren, Donna Ethington, Jeremy Settles, Ricky Coulter, Jr. and Tiffany Coulter and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17 at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Justin Compton, pastor of the Springfield Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial was in the Brush Grove Road Cemetery at Willisburg.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Emma Jean Hellard, Bill Coulter, Johnny Coulter, David Coulter, Bruce Coulter and Marvin Coulter.

Casket bearers were Donnie Byrd Sr., Austin Fields, Tolbert Milburn, Shawn Ethington, Michael Ethington and Brandon Ethington.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Oct 22, 2014)

 

NANCY CORNISH

Nancy Elliott Cornish, 73, of the Texas community of Washington County, passed away at 2:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at the Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.

A native of Washington County, she was born on April 26, 1941, to the late Louis Frank and Marguerite Wilson Elliott.

She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, a 1960 graduate of Springfield High School, attended business school and was a former employee of Baptist Hospital East.

Survivors include, her husband, Sherrell Cornish; two brothers, James W. "Jim" Elliott and his wife, Diane of Springfield and Louis Elliott and his wife, Betty of Shelbyville; a special grandson, Derek Coulter and his wife, Lauran; two nieces, Julie Renfro, Megann Tate; a nephew, Todd Elliott; a step nephew, Vincent Weatherly and several great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Kyle Yankey, the church pastor, officiating. Rev. John McDaniel assisted him.

Burial was in the Bethlehem Cemetery.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were members of the Ready Sunday School.

Serving as pallbearers were Todd Elliott, Vincent Weatherly, Josh Stauffer, Joe Carney, Don Carney and Everett "Hop" Riley.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church or Hospice of Nelson County.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Oct 22, 2014)

 

DONALD FENWICK

Donald Louis Fenwick, 75, of Bardstown, passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Life Care Center of Bardstown.

He was born Feb. 28, 1939 in Marion County. He was a former employee of Johnson Controls in Louisville, a farmer and an avid gardener and woodworker.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Charlotte Hayden Fenwick; three daughters, Kim Hamilton (Keith), Karen O'Daniel (Mitchell) all of Lebanon, Beth Stratton (Ray) of Bardstown; three sons, David Fenwick and Robert Fenwick (Jackie) all of Bardstown, Paul Fenwick (Carla) of East View.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, with burial in Saint Francis of Assisi Cemetery. Rev. Emil Kandor was the celebrant.

Memorials may go to the American Heart Association, 240 Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222

Pallbearers were Craig O'Daniel, Richard Hamilton, Zachary Stratton, DavVon Dorsey, Levi Stratton, Chase Stratton, Kyle Fenwick and Paul A. Fenwick.

Honorary Pallbearers were Ryan Fenwick, Eric Fenwick and Cody Goff.

Mattingly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Oct 22, 2014)

 

RICHARD HALL

Richard Thomas "Ricky" Hall, 48, Danville, Ky., died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at his home.

Born April 29, 1966, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Charles Kenneth and the late Doris Ann Phillips Hall.

Survivors include one daughter; Andreana Gabrielle Hall, and one son; Logan Thomas Hall, one sister; Christy Brummett, and one brother, Michael Timothy Hall, all of Harrodsburg.

Funeral services will 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Ransdell.

Memorials are suggested to Commonwealth Cancer Center, 520 Techwood Dr., Danville, KY 40422.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.

 (SS Wed Oct 22, 2014)

 

MARY NEEL

Mary Sallie Neel, 86 of Fredericktown, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.

She was born March 17, 1928, in Washington County.  She was a former farmer's wife and member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Neel; her parents, Anthony Columbus and Ann Catherine Graves Reed; one sister, Margaret Stella Smith of Manton and three brothers, George, Richard Leo and Robert H. Reed.

Survivors include one sister, Theresa Winfield of Manton; one sister-in-law, Juanita Reed of Louisville; several nieces and nephews and her caregiver, Angela Smith of Springfield. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Springfield, with burial in the church cemetery.  Rev. Matt Hardesty was the celebrant.

Visitation was Monday, Oct. 20, at Mattingly Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Pallbearers were Bobby Smith, Eddie Reed, Jimmy Neel, Joe Neel, Bobby Hill and George Graves.

(SS Wed Oct 22, 2014)

 

TERESA SMITH

Teresa LeeAnn (Armstrong) Smith, 48, of Willisburg, Ky., passed away at 9:33 a.m. on Oct. 14, 2014, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon, Ky.

Teresa was born Dec. 5, 1965 in Jeffersonville, Ind., to her parents, Pastor Jerald Leon and Nina (Cain) Armstrong who both survive in Henryville, Ind.

Teresa graduated from Henryville High School in 1984 and attended Purdue University, obtaining two associates degrees, one as an optometrist assistant and the other in childhood development. She enjoyed playing the piano, crocheting and working in flowers.

On Oct. 1, 1988, in Richmond, Ky, she married Bryan Smith who survives in Willisburg, Ky. She is also survived by her two sons, Brandon Tyler Smith and Jordan Thomas Smith, both of Willisburg, Ky.; one brother, Troy (Shelley) Armstrong of Lexington, Ind.; two sisters, Tami (Charles) Sparks of Henryville, Ind., and Suzanne (David) Mattingly of Charlestown, Ind.; father-in-law, Norman (Kieran) Smith of Otisco, Ind.; brother-in-law, Gary Smith of Charlestown, Ind; sister-in-law, Sharon Neal of Otisco, Ind; nieces and nephews, Ryan Armstrong of South Carolina serving in The United States Marines, Emily Armstrong of Lexington, Ind., Kristina Mattingly, David Mattingly Jr., and Shawn Mattingly, all of Charlestown, Ind.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Henryville, Ind., with cremation following the funeral.

Memorial donations can be given to Henryville First Church of God in memory of Teresa.

Online condolences may be given to the family at wwwAdamsFuneralHomeonline.com

(SS Wed Oct 22, 2014)

 

CATHERINE THARP

Catherine Joan Tharp, 82, of Saint Francis, passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at her residence.

She was born Jan. 25, 1932, in Marion County.  She was a retired employee of Citizens National Bank in Lebanon where she worked for more than 35 years.

Survivors include five daughters: Nancy Blanford (Jimmy), Donna Nalley (Joe)and Lisa Culver (Marvin) all of Loretto, Carol Reynolds (Larry) of Lebanon and Michelle Gribbins (Roger) of Bardstown.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.  Rev. George S. Illikkal will be the celebrant. 

Memorials may go to Hospice of Central Kentucky, 105 Diecks Dr. Elizabethtown, KY 42702 or   , Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Ln,. Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284

Pallbearers are grandsons, Eric Nalley, Patrick Blanford, Chad Abell, Brandon Blanford, Joshua Culver, Jordan Culver and Jude Gribbins.

(SS Wed Oct 22, 2014)

 

MARY BERRY

Mary Hume Berry, formerly of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Somerset, Ky., passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the age of 93.

She was born in Mackville and worked as a nutritionist for Pulaski County. She was a 1942 graduate of the University of Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Lt. Col. (Ret) Marion Nick Berry; daughter, Leanna Austin; parents, Ernest and Elizabeth Hume; sister, Evelyn Johnson; and her brother, JD Hume.

Survivors include her grandson, Alex Shearer (Vickie), and three great-grandsons, Braden, Grant and Zander of Elizabethtown; her sister, Anna Durbin of Louisville and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was Monday, Oct. 27, at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace in Chattanooga with a burial in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.

Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace

(SS Wed Oct 29, 2014)

 

WILLIAM BRADY SR.

William Patrick "Pat" Brady Sr., 64 of Lebanon, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 18, 1950, in Marion County.

He established and operated the Brady Paving Company in Lebanon.

Survivors include one daughter, Ceirra Brady (William Roberts) of Frankfort; three sons, Chad Brady (Missy) of Campbellsville, Jordan Brady (Crystal) and Juston Brady, all of Lebanon; parents, Al and Martha Nell Nugent Brady of Lebanon; four sisters, Loretto Farmer (B.J.), Pamela Brady (Ronnie Hill) and Charlotte Mattingly (Doug) and Sheila Hagan all of Lebanon; three brothers, Danny Brady (Ruth) and John and Tim Brady, all of Lebanon.

Pallbearers were Nathan Yaste, Austin Brady, Cody Farmer, Logan Mattingly, Caleb Yaste and Henry Hagan.

Honorary Pallbearers were Philip Buckman, Joey Brady, Steven Brady, Kirby Blandford, Johnny Brady, Roger Lee, Chuckie Brady and Everett Thomas.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with burial following in Saint Joe Cemetery. Rev. James W. Graf will officiate.

Mattingly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Oct 29, 2014)

 

LETTIE HARDIN

Lettie Warner Hardin, 89, of Willisburg, passed away at 4:55 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at the Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.

A native of Washington County, she was born July 5, 1925, to the late Meredith and Susie Coulter Warner.

She was a member of the Willisburg Baptist Church, a homemaker and a former employee of Wheaton's.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Georgie Hardin on Jan. 11, 2003; four sisters, Ruby Cheser on Jan. 28, 1985, Irene Settles on March 29, 1992, Margie Murphy on Sept. 8, 1999, and Annie Yaste on Feb. 9, 2011, and nine brothers, George Warner on May 20, 1933, Maurice Warner on March 4, 1939, Raymond Warner on Feb. 25, 1978, Granville Warner on March 9, 1988, Frank Wohner on Dec. 12, 1989, J. Norris Warner on Feb. 3, 1990, Gus Wohner on Feb. 2, 2000, W.R. Wohner on May 9, 2004, and Bobby Warner on May 16, 2005.

Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Brothers and her husband, Ralph of Shepherdsville; a son, Larry Hardin and his wife, Grace of Willisburg; four grandchildren, Dana Roberson, Kim Brothers Sharp; Jeremy Hardin and Russell Hardin; and seven great-grandchildren, Shelby Roberson, Samantha Roberson, Reece Sharp, Tatum Sharp, Ayva Hardin, Annaliese Hardin and Adelynn Hardin.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Warren Whitaker, minister of Cornerstone Christian Church, officiating. He was assisted by Bro. Trent Baker, youth minister of the Willisburg Christian Church.

Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

Serving as pallbearers were Reese Sharp, Mike Sharp, Philip Coulter, Blair Hale, Ronnie Hood, Terry Warner and Timmy Stine.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Oct 29, 2014)

 

SR. ELOISE JARVIS

Sister Eloise Jarvis, 91, of Nerinx, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary.

She was born Nov. 3, 1922, in Harrisburg, Ill., to the late Dr. Henry Jarvis and Mary Wheatley.

She entered religious life in 1943 and received her final vows in 1950. She was the former Dean of Music at Webster College in Webster Groves, Mo. Locally, she taught music at Loretto High School in Louisville in 1951. She retired to the Loretto Motherhouse in 2011.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at the Loretto Motherhouse Church. Burial followed in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Mattingly Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

(SS Wed Oct 29, 2014)

 

MABEL MATHERLY

Mabel Lewis Matherly, 83, of Willisburg, passed away at 5:52 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the Springfield Nursing and Rehab Center.

A native of Washington County, she was born on Aug.14, 1931, to the late Andy and Artie Hardin Lewis.

She was a member of the Willisburg Church of God of Prophecy and a homemaker.

Preceding her in death was her husband, J.B. Matherly on Feb. 24, 2012; a sister, Margaret Lewis on Aug. 26, 1930, and a brother, William A. "Buddy" Lewis on March 24, 1991.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy Stone and her husband, Noland of Willisburg; three sons, James Matherly and his wife, Barbara and Roger Matherly and his wife, Alice of Willisburg, and Paul David Matherly of Valley Village, Calif.; four grandchildren, Brad Matherly, Pamela Barr, Mark Matherly and Dawn Lane; four great grandchildren, Cole Chesser, Chanse Chesser, Miliah Churchill and Ke'Land Hamilton; and one sister, Betty Jean Evans, Willisburg.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, at the Willisburg Church of God of Prophecy with Shirley Ball officiating and Rev. Keith Creech, church pastor, assisting.Burial was in the Rockbridge Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Chanse Chesser, Mark Matherly, Cole Chesser, Tom Fleitz, Darin Webb, Tony Nally and Depree Churchill.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements]

(SS Wed Oct 29, 2014)

 

MICHAEL MILES

Michael Gerald Miles, 56, of Loretto, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at his residence.

He was born July 16, 1958, in Marion County.

 He was an employee of Peterson Farms and a dairy farmer.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Thelma Rogers "Tinker Bell" Miles; his mother, Shirley Clayton Miles; three daughters, Deanna Cotton (Dee) of Lancaster, Eva Miles of Loretto and Katie Miles of Lebanon; two grandchildren, Trent and Addison Miles, and one on the way.

Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Mattingly Funeral Home, with cremation following.

(SS Wed Oct 29, 2014)

 

LAWRENCE MUDD

Lawrence David "Larry" Mudd, 51, of Rosewood Drive in Springfield, passed away at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at his home after an illness.

He was born in Lebanon on May 28, 1963, to the late Joseph Sidney and Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Rudd Mudd.

He was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, a 1982 graduate of Washington County High School and an employee of Homestead Farms.

Preceding him in death were twin granddaughters, Alissa Marie and Aliyah Jane Smith on Oct. 23, 2011.

Survivors include his companion, Leslie Langford; two daughters, Anne Farrell Nicely (Shane) of Lexington and Ashley Smith (Lee) of Lebanon; a son, Christopher McDonald (Savannah) of Springfield; four grandchildren, Addison Farrell Nicely, Devon Smith, Lauren Smith and Cayden Smith; an expectant grandchild; two sisters, Melanie Smith (Ed) and Margaret Taylor (Jimmy) of Springfield and three brothers, Jerry Mudd of Bardstown, Joey Mudd (Jeanne) and Parker Mudd (Elizabeth) of Versailles.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Rev. Matthew Hardesty officiating. Burial was in the Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Dale Spalding, Joey McDonald, Steven Graves, Chris Fogt, Jeremy Smith, Joseph Steven Clark, Michael McCain, George McCain, Terrance McCain, Robert Greenwell, Steven Seger, Jack Abell, Terry Mattingly, Jerry Downs, Evan Carrico, Zachary Carrico and Fergus McCain.

Casket bearers were John Michael Medley, Eddie Mudd, Phillip Carrico, Timmy Cambron, Jimmy Cambron and Travis Smith,

A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Monday evening at the Carey & Son Funeral Home, which was in charge of arrangements\

(SS Wed Oct 29, 2014)

 

JANICE NEWTON

Janice Lee Newton, 72, of Louisville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville.

She was born Dec. 15, 1941, in Saint Francis.

She was a former homemaker and choir member of Guardian Angels Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, John I. Newton; one daughter, Cindy Johnson (Walter) of Louisville; three sons, Bruce Newton (Rebecca Mae), and John and Steve Newton, all of Louisville.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Oct. 30, 2014, at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Mattingly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Oct 29, 2014)

 

ELBERT SURBER

Elbert Denton Surber, 86, of Booker Road, Springfield, passed away at 5:11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at the Village of Lebanon Nursing Home in Lebanon.

He was born in Eubank, Ky., on Sept. 29, 1928, to the late Roscoe and Jane Lowe Surber.

He was a navy veteran and a retired truck driver.

Survivors include, a daughter, April Donathan and her husband, David of Springfield.

Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be held later.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Oct 29, 2014)

 

ELSIE COULTER

Elsie Ray Cammack Coulter, 88, of Springfield, passed away at 4:55 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at the Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

A native of Anderson County, she was born on Sept. 11, 1926, to the late James D. and Delta Drury Cammack.

She was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Leon Coulter on Dec. 7, 1995, and a sister, Jean Oldham on Feb. 19, 2007.

Survivors include, a son, Bobby Coulter (Diane) of Little River, S.C.; a daughter, Marilyn Wyatt (Tim) of Louisville; four grandchildren, Kristen Buckner (Jeffrey), Kimberly Bowling (Nicholas), David Coulter and Jennifer Coulter; three great grandchildren, Jakob Buckner, Kyler Buckner and Katelyn Bowling; a sister, Betty Turner of Harrodsburg and three brothers, James Cammack (Helen) of Willisburg, Jessie Cammack of Louisville and Coy Cammack of Harrodsburg.

Funeral services were held at 11a.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Justin Compton, pastor of the Springfield Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

Serving as pallbearers were Tommy McIlvoy, Shawn McIlvoy, Tobe Yankey, Ellery Milburn, Ernie Akins and Ernie "Sticktight" Akins.

Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Nov 5, 2014)

 

JANICE NEWTON

Janice Lee Newton, 72, of Louisville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville.

She was born Dec. 15, 1941, in Saint Francis.

She was a former homemaker and choir member of Guardian Angels Catholic Church. She loved traveling to see the ocean.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Susie Mae Mullins Mattingly; one sister, Delores Mae Mattingly; two brothers, Rudolph and Thomas Mattingly.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, John I. Newton; one daughter, Cindy Johnson (Walter) of Louisville; three sons, Bruce Newton (Rebecca Mae), John and Steve Newton, all of Louisville; four grandchildren, Mark and Russell Johnson, Joseph and Taylor Newton; two step-grandchildren, Chris and Courtney Dunn and one brother, Kenneth Mattingly of Lebanon.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, by Rev. Deacon Joseph R. Dant.

Mattingly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Nov 5, 2014)

 

HENRY PATTEN

Henry Kevin Patten, 55, of Springfield, passed away at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

He was born on Sept. 18, 1959, in St. Louis, Mo., to the late Jerry and Maria Brown Patten.

He attended the River of Life Church and was a graduate of Danville High School.

Preceding him in death was his adopted mother, Beatrice Adams and a brother, John Richard Patten. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include, two sons, Scott Patten of Springfield and Morgan Patten (Sarah) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Kelli Patten of Savannah, Ga.; four grandchildren, Tyler Brady, Isaiah Patten, Donovan Patten and Addisyn Patten; and a sister, Wanda Beasley (Ronnie) of Danville.

Funeral services were held at 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at the River of Life Church with Rev. Troy Shelton, church pastor, officiating. Military rites were conducted at the church.

Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Nov 5, 2014)

 

SR. FRANCES ZOGHBY

Sister Frances Zoghby, 91, of Nerinx, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary.

She was born March 4, 1923, in Mobile, Ala., to the late George K. and Emma Kahalley Zoghby. 

She entered religious life in 1946 and received her final vows in 1951. She became an educator with assignments in Illinois, New Mexico, Colorado and Alabama. She was also a former district manager and consultant for World Book Encyclopedia in Denver, Colo. She retired to the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary in 2000.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at the Loretto Motherhouse Church, with burial in the Motherhouse cemetery. 

Mattingly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Nov 5, 2014)

 

MARGARET BENEDICT

Margaret Ann Crouch Benedict, 79, of Beechland Road in Springfield, passed away at 12:50 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at the Norton Healthcare Pavilion, Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville following a brief illness.

A native of Washington County, she was born on April 21, 1935, to the late Edgar and Elizabeth Kidwell Crouch.

She was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church, a 1953 graduate of Springfield High School, attended business college in Louisville and was a retired employee of the Kentucky Department of Social Services. Following retirement she began working as a receptionist for Carey & Son Funeral Home.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Garland D. "Pony" Benedict on Jan. 14, 2003, and a daughter, Michele Lynne "Chele" Benedict on Aug. 15, 1974.

Survivors include, two sons, Mike Benedict and his wife, Beverly, Len Benedict and his wife, Sheila, and two grandsons, Michael and Matthew Benedict, all of Springfield.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Springfield Baptist Church with Rev. Justin Compton, the church pastor, officiating.

Burial was on Cemetery Hill in Springfield.

Serving as pallbearers were Ronnie Bagwell, Donnie Bagwell, Allen Phipps, Rick Graves, Scott Graves and Wesley Graves.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Nov 12, 2014)

 

FRANCIS BLANFORD JR.

Francis Earl Blanford, Jr., 52, of Holy Cross, passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at his home.

A native of Holy Cross, he was born May 7, 1962. He formerly worked as a supervisor with BCD Construction in Bardstown and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.  He was also an avid hunter and craftsman.

Survivors include his wife, Robin Bartley Blanford; his mother, LaVern Wortham Blanford of Holy Cross; one daughter, Rene Blanford Boblett of Mount Sterling; and two sons, Aaron Blanford of Loretto and C. J. Baker of Bardstown

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery where the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct military rites.

Pallbearers are Aaron Blanford, C.J. Baker, Mike Hobbs, Louis Hagan,Greg Blanford and Chuck Blanford; Honorary Pallbearers are Chris Hagan, Nathan Watkins, Devin Watkins, Dillon Norman, Blake Blanford and Isaac Hagan.

Mattingly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Nov 12, 2014)

 

EUGENE BREEDING

Eugene Franklin "Gene" Breeding, 74, of Springfield, passed away Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at his home.

He was born Nov. 11, 1939 in Washington County.  He was a former equipment operator with the Washington County Road Department and member of the "Rainy Day Band".

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Ida Mae Cheatam Breeding and two sons, Rollin Breeding and infant Eric Eugene Breeding; one grandson, Cory Ruley; three sisters, Effie Simpson, Beaulah Coulter and Lorene Tingle and three brothers, Homer, Cecil and Elwood Breeding.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Ruby Nalley Breeding, three daughters, Donna Mattingly (Todd) of Cox's Creek, Lisa Newton (Keith) of Manton and Ginger Rutledge of Frankfort; four sons, Arnold Graves, Jr. (Sherry) of Loretto, Joe Graves (Rita) of Lebanon, Kerry Breeding of Frankfort and Timmy Breeding of Shelbyville; 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren and one sister, Wanita McMichael of Springfield.

Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at Mattingly Funeral Home, with burial to follow in the Holy Rosary Cemetery of Manton.  The Rev. Deacon Arnold Downs officiated.

Pallbearers are grandsons, Casey Graves, Ryan Newton, Jamie Ruley, Bradley Graves, Tyler Sapp and T. J. Breeding.

Honorary pallbearers are granddaughters, Sabrina Newton, Angel Graves, Savana McDonald, Breann Ruley, Tiffany Sapp, Jenna Ruley, Whitney Rutledge and Cassidy Rutledge

(SS Wed Nov 12, 2014)

 

BRIAN CHESSER

Brian Keith Chesser, 29, of Willisburg, passed away approximately at 11:58 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, near Willisburg due to injuries sustained in a single automobile accident on Ky Highway 555 near Willisburg.

He was born in Louisville on April 19, 1985, to Keith and Connie Settles Chesser.

Brian was a 2003 graduate of Washington County High School and a graduate of Bluegrass Community Technical College and an employee of ATI Forge, Inc. in Lebanon. Preceding him in death was his maternal grandfather, Ben Settles, and his paternal grandmother, Sarah Chesser.

Survivors include his parents, Keith and Connie Settles Chesser, a brother, Justin Chesser, his maternal grandmother, Jane Settles, and his paternal grandfather, Ancil Chesser, all of Willisburg.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Willisburg Church of God of Prophecy with Rev. Keith Creech, the church pastor, officiating.

Burial was in the Brush Grove Road Cemetery at Willisburg.

Serving as pallbearers were Josh Scott, Nicholas Boblitt, Dallas Lewis, Matthew Lewis, Brandon Terrell, Roy Boblitt, Jr., Jonathan Trent and Gary Settles.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Nov 12, 2014)

 

AUSTIN GREEN

Austin Thomas Green, 49, of Holy Cross, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014 at his residence.

He was born March 28, 1965 in Marion County.  He was a Farmer and employee of Tower Automotive in Bardstown and a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps.

Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Dixie Green; his parents, Tommy and Ginger Ford Green of Holy Cross; two children, Mark Cecil (Tracey) of Boston and Jessica Clark (Russ) of New Haven.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Loretto with The Rev. Bill Bowling officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery where the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct military rites.

Pallbearers were his brothers and Chris Fetner, Jacob Green, Jared Green and Robbie Edelen.

Honorary Pallbearers were his nephews, Cody Green, Dominic Green, Kyle Raley, Dylan Raley, Lucas Raley, Ryan Durbin and Weston Green.

Mattingly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Nov 12, 2014)

 

SHIRLEY MATTINGLY

Shirley Ann Smith Mattingly, 72, of Jimtown Rd., Springfield, died at 4:33 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

Born Dec. 7, 1941, in Washington County, she was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Edward Smith, May 11, 1972 and Elizabeth Emily Carrico Smith, April 29, 1983, a brother, Johnny Louis Smith, May 15, 1983, and two grandsons, Andrew "Drew" Richardson, Oct. 24, 2005, and Brian Thomas Mattingly, May 16, 2000.

She had worked as an operator at Cowden Mfg. Co., a clerk at Kelly Drug and Cecconi's, all in Springfield and was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Louis Mattingly, two sons; Thomas Jeffrey (Patty) Mattingly of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. and Chuck Mattingly of Lebanon; two daughters, Laurie Ann (Isaias) Martinez of Reseda, Calif. and Karen Renee (Craig) Bradley of Springfield; six brothers, Edward "Tinker" Smith, Thomas Herbert (Bonnie) Smith, Ronnie (Bonnie) Smith and Howard (Denise) Smith all of Springfield; Charles Owen (Joann) Smith of Lebanon and J.R. Smith of Lexington; six sisters, Althaire Lucas, Minnie Fay Smith, Marilyn Watkins, Linda (Mickey) Blandford, Lousie (Ray) Lanham and Frances Medley all of Springfield; four grandchildren, April Richardson, Derek Mattingly and Aaron and Eric Bradley and seven great grandchildren, Nathan, Bryce, Chase, Kaley and Asher Bradley and Ryan and Caydon Baker.

Funeral mass was conducted at 11a.m. Tuesday, Nov.11, 2014, at St. Rose Catholic Church with Rev. Kevin McGrath, O.P. officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Michael Medley, Nicholas and Brian Smith, Troy Lanham, Eddie Blandford and Kevin Bartley.

Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Nov 12, 2014)

 

LORRAINE PINKSTON

Lorraine Pinkston, 102, of Harrodsburg, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital in Harrodsburg, Ky.

Born Feb. 2, 1912, in Springfield, she was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Amanda Ellen (Moore) Darland.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Harrodsburg Church of Christ. Survivors include three daughters, Anna Ellen Bandy, Bonnie Gayle Tingle and Patricia (Donnie) Lawson all of Harrodsburg; three sons, Tony (Linda) Eugene Pinkston, Vance (Wanda) Darrell Pinkston and Donnie (Phyllis) Murriel Pinkston, all of Harrodsburg.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Sims Funeral Services by Keith Greer and Nelson Reynolds. Burial will be in the Peters Cemetery in Mackville.

Pallbearers were Barry Bandy, Tony Tingle, Troy Pinkston, Tyler Pinkston, Marty Lawson, and Jerry Lawson. Honorary bearers are Jody Durham, Lisa Pinkston, Kathy Sanford, and Debbie Elliott.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Harrodsburg Church of Christ, 1369 US 127 By-Pass, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or to Mercer County Senior Citizens, 1475 Louisville Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.simsfuneralservices.com

(SS Wed Nov 12, 2014)

 

JAMES FOSTER

James H. Foster, 82, of Louisville, passed away at 12:25 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at his home.

A native of Washington County, he was born on Aug. 6, 1932, to the late Harry and Sallie Beavers Foster.

He was a Baptist by faith, an U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a retired employee of the Phillip-Morris Tobacco Company.

Survivors include, his wife, Nancy Weakley Foster, a brother, Owen Foster, of Louisville, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov.15 at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Johnnie Bailey, pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Troy Foster, Scott Weakley, Greg Dean, Tim Fries, Harold Lunsford and Robert Nipper.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Nov 19, 2014)

 

ROBERT PURDOM

Robert Logan "Bob" Purdom, 81, of the Texas, Ky., died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at 9:36 p.m. at Norton Healthcare Pavilion, Hosparus Center in Louisville, after a long illness.

A native of Washington County, he was born on Jan. 4, 1933, to the late Lucien H. and Irene Peterson Purdom.

Bob, a steadfast and loving family man, is survived by his wife of 59 years, Doris Grubbs Purdom, whom he married on Sept. 10, 1955.

Three sons and their wives, Joey and Karen Purdom and Warren and Tammi Purdom, also of Texas, and Scott and Sharon Purdom, of Shelbyville, also survive him.

He was well-loved by his seven grandchildren, Casey, Zachary, Quincy, Warren Thomas, Kevin, Matthew and Courtney Purdom and four great grandchildren, MaKenzie Purdom, Madison Wright and Sophia and Wyatt Purdom. He will be greatly missed by his surviving sister, Helen Purdom, also of Texas.

In addition to his parents, two brothers, Billy Joe Purdom on Oct. 9, 1980 and Tom Purdom on Dec. 31, 1998, predeceased him.

Bob graduated from Springfield High School in 1951. He then served his country by enlisting in the Army in 1952 at the onset of the Korean War and was stationed in Japan. He was a patriotic man, proud over the years to serve his community, Kentucky and his country. Following his military service, he attended Eastern Kentucky University, graduating in 1958. Over his career, where he served under eight governors, Bob was appointed as Kentucky's State Local Finance Officer, overseeing the finances of the commonwealth's 120 counties. After his retirement in 1986, he followed his family's footsteps into the local tobacco industry, serving for 15 years as Secretary of the Washington County Co-Op Tobacco Warehouse.

He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, serving for many years as Cemetery Trustee, and served in various volunteer roles in the community, his keen mind providing practical guidance to many. He had an avid interest in Civil War history, horseracing and Native American artifacts.

Funeral services were held at Carey & Son Funeral Home at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, with Rev. Kyle Yankey, officiating. Burial was in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery near Texas, where the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard conducted military honors.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Devers Hays, Earl Grigsby, Bob Walker, Bob Holderman, Bobby Cheser, Joe Bill Homan, Bess Haydon, Nancy Rogers, Annell Downey and Mary Farley.

Casket bearers were Tobe Yankey, Dewayne Hall, Mike Jones, Charlie Hahn, Melvin Settles and Woodie Staton.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested contributions to Hosparus of Central Kentucky or the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Nov 19, 2014)

 

JIMMY RUSSELL

Jimmy Russell, 57, of Park City, passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at Greenwood Nursing and Rehab in Bowling Green.

He was a native of Springfield, a retired teacher and coach at Caverna High School and Edmonson County High School and was a member and deacon at Cave City Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sue Foster Russell, Park City and two daughters, Shelly Hanna (Stephen) and Heather Russell, both of Ocoee, Fla.

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Cave City Baptist Church with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery in Willisburg.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to the Cave City Baptist Church.

Winn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Nov 19, 2014)

 

THOMAS THOMPSON

Thomas David Thompson, 62, of Lebanon, formerly of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Lebanon.

He was born on Aug. 29, 1952, in Lebanon, to Thomas and Montry Ruth Motley Thompson.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Springfield, a graduate of Washington County High School, a retired jockey, a member of the Marple-Caldwell V.F.W. Post #5910 in Lebanon, a member of the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard, a member of the Golden Link Masonic Lodge # 155 and a member of the American Legion.

Preceding him in death was his father, Thomas Thompson and a brother, Larry Kenneth Thompson.

Survivors include, his wife, Joyce Sickles Thompson, a son, Thomas David Thompson, Jr. of Lebanon; two daughters, Tawana Thompson and Montry Thompson both of Louisville; seven grandchildren; his mother, Montry Thompson of Springfield; three brothers, Shivley Thompson (Denise) of Lexington, Preston Thompson of Versailles and Ron Lee Thompson of Campbellsville and five sisters, Casstella Sickles (Clarence), Fayetta Thompson (David Porter) and Missy Thompson (Lonnie Moore) all of Lebanon, JoAnn Thompson of Louisville and Kathleen Strode (J.D.) of Lexington.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Windrell Hunn, the church pastor, officiating.

Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery where the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard conducted military rites.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Abraham Hull, Joshua Thompson, Tyron Sickles, Jaylan Thompson, Brayon Skinner and Daylan Moore.

Casket bearers were George Sickles, Joseph Thornton, Dewayne Sickles, Dion Thompson, Andre Staples and Shawn Sickles.

A Masonic service was held at 7 Friday evening at the funeral home with Dan Williams, delivering the eulogy.

The Patriot Guard Riders served as honor guard.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Nov 19, 2014)

 

GENEVA KEELING

      Mrs. Geneva Keeling Jenkins, age 91, of Main Street, Willisburg, passed away at 5:05 p.m., Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

      A native of Washington County, she was born on February 7, 1923 to the late James Chester and Anna Gardner Jenkins.

      She was a member of the Willisburg Baptist Church, a 1941 graduate of Willisburg High School and drove the Bookmobile for the Washington County Library for many years before her retirement.

      Preceding her in death was her husband, Hertlein Keeling on March 7, 1987; two sisters, Christine Walker and Mattie Perkins and three brothers, James, Gardner and Hertlein Jenkins.

      Survivors include, a son, David Keeling (Charlotte) of Louisville; a daughter, Sharon Carter (W.L.) of Lawrenceburg; four grandchildren, Lynn Keeling (Jamie), Becky Meade (Nathaniel), Ashley Sheetinger (Chris) and Adam Carter (Shelsea) and five great grandchildren, Chad Keeling, Bethany Keeling, Tyler Lindsey, Allyson Meade and Taylor James.

      Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 22nd at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. J.W. Hatfield, pastor of the Willisburg Baptist Church, officiating.

      Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

      Serving as pallbearers will be Lynn Keeling, Chad Keeling, Tyler Lindsey, Nathaniel Meade, Adam Carter and Chris Sheetinger.

      Visitation will be from 4 until 8 Friday and after 8:00 Saturday morning at the Carey& Son Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Nov 26, 2014)

 

OTIS PADGETT

Otis Earl "Pete" Padgett, 84, formerly of Long Run Road, Springfield, passed away at 5:45 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at the Campbellsville Nursing & Rehab Center.

A native of Washington County, he was born on Dec. 30, 1929, to the late Bert and Georgia Cocanougher Padgett.

He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith.

Preceding him in death were three sisters, Irene Padgett on Nov. 3, 1916, Rozelle Reynolds Edwards on June 15, 2008 and Pearl Milburn on Sept. 17, 2012 and two brothers, G.T. Padgett on Aug. 20, 1963 and William Fisher Padgett on Nov. 26, 2005.

Survivors include five nieces, Brenda Reynolds Bash and Ruth Ann Reynolds Hardwick both of Danville, Mary Ann Padgett Weakley and Judy Thomas Padgett Hatchett both of Springfield and Kathy Milburn Pina of Lexington and a nephew, Larry Milburn of Lebanon.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Robert E. Jones, former minister of the Springfield Christian Church, officiating. He was assisted by Bro. Mike Crain.

Burial was in the Bethlehem Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Marion Bash, Ronnie Hardwick, Clay Hardwick, Donald Weakley, Dewayne Weakley and Larry Benningfield.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Nov 26, 2014)

 

JOHN BEAVEN

John G. "Jack" Beaven, 91, of St. Mary, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on May 22, 1923, in St. Mary.

Beaven was the co-owner of Beaven Brothers Grocery, a retiree from Cowen Manufacturing Company, and was a life-long member of St. Charles Catholic Church. He was a loving husband, father, papaw, and brother.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John G. Sr. and Grace Hill Beaven; and brothers, Charles and Hill Beaven.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Rita Ann O'Daniel Beaven of St. Mary; four sons, Johnny (Glinda) Beaven of Springfield, Michael (Glenda) Beaven of Harrodsburg, David (Martha) Beaven of Lawrenceburg and Steven Beaven of Lexington; a daughter, Judy (Peter) Johnson of Louisville; two brothers, Mike Beaven of Bowling Green and Joe Lee Beaven of Lexington; a sister, Theresa Martin Craig of Lebanon; seven grandchildren, Laurie Carrico, Matthew, Christopher, Lindsey, Derek and John Beaven, and Jessica Johnson; and three great-grandchildren, Derrick, Morgan and Peyton Carrico.

A Mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at St. Charles Catholic Church. Rev. Jim Graf and Rev. John Lesousky officiated.

Pallbearers were Johnny Beaven, Michael Beaven, David Beaven, Steven Beaven, Peter Johnson, and Jeff Carrico.

Bosley Funeral Home of Lebanon was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Dec 3, 2014)

 

SR. RUTH ELSNER

Dominican Sister of Peace Ruth Elsner, OP, 88, a native of Indianapolis, Ind., died on Nov. 24, 2014, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

A Dominican for 61 years, Sr. Ruth earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pa.) and a Masters in Biblical Studies from Marywood University (Scranton, Penn). She ministered as a teacher at Vedado in Havana, Cuba. Sr. Ruth was part of the Retreat Staff in several of her congregation's ministries including Albuquerque, N.M.; Elkins Park, Pa. and Kendall, Fla. Later, Sr. Ruth was the Assistant Archivist at St. Catharine Hall in Elkins Park, Pa.In 2013, Sr. Ruth moved to Sansbury Care Center (St. Catharine), where she entered a ministry of prayer and presence.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, at Sansbury Care Center Chapel. Burial will be at the St. Catharine Motherhouse cemetery.

Memorial gifts in Sr. Ruth's memory may be sent to Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH 43219-2098.

To make a secure online donation or to view a full obituary, please visit www.oppeace.org.

Hale–Polin–Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Dec 3, 2014)

 

DEXTER HAMILTON

Dexter Zebastian Hamilton, 5, of Bardstown, died Saturday Nov. 29, 2014, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 18, 2009, in Louisville, and attended Nelson County School Early Education.

He is survived by his father, Louis Adam Hamilton of Bardstown; mother, Jamie Foster; brother, Xander Foster, both of Iowa; paternal grandparents, Louis and Candy Hamilton of Bardstown; maternal grandmother, Dana Foster of Campbellsville; and aunt, Lesley Clendening of Bardstown.

His funeral mass was at noon, Tuesday Dec. 2, 2014, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fredericktown, with burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Rev. Matthew Hardesty officiated.

Visitation was Monday Dec. 1, 2014, and Tuesday morning, Dec. 2, 2014, at Barlow Funeral Home. A prayer service was held Monday evening.

Memorial contributions may go to Kosair Children's Hospital.

Barlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Dec 3, 2014)

 

BEATRICE ROBINSON

Beatrice Wohner Robinson, 72, passed away Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at her home.

She is the wife of the late Roy Dee Robinson and daughter of the George and Snowdy Lanham Wohner.

Born April 2, 1942, in Washington County, she worked with her late husband on a dairy farm in Anderson County and later for Dairy Queen in Lawrenceburg.

She is survived by four children, William Robinson of Willisburg, Michael Robinson and Cindy Stratton, both of Lawrenceburg, and Timmy Robinson of West Virginia.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Dedman and Jim Sayre officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Frankfort.

Chris, Zachary, and Camren Wells, Billy Joe and Eric Robinson, and Richard Royster served as pallbearers.

Honorary bearers were Troy Stratton, Tyler Royster, Billy, Eddie, and Jamie Campbell.

Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Dec 3, 2014)

 

JOHN SMITH

John B. Smith, 75, of Manton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, Ind.

He was born Dec. 16, 1939, in Washington County.

He was a former employee of the city of Springfield and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Manton. He loved country music and was one of the original members of the Manton Jamboree.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Barton Smith Jr. and Margaret Stella Reed Smith; one sister, Evelyn Marie Smith; two brothers, Edward Leo Smith and Joseph "Herb" Smith; two brothers-in-law, Reuben Taylor and Albertus Nally.

Survivors include two sisters, Catherine Taylor of Loretto and Betty Nally of Fredericktown; two brothers, Richard "Buddy" Smith (Charlotte) of Springfield and Bobby Smith (Alline) of Loretto; one sister-in-law, Susie Smith of Lebanon and a number of nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Manton, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Matt Hardesty presided.

Pallbearers are his nephews, Robbie Smith, Jimmy Taylor, David Taylor, Frankie Taylor, Kevin Nally and Eddie Smith.

Mattingly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Dec 3, 2014)

 

MALENA WASHBURN

Malena Gayle Washburn, age 37, of Bloomfield, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at her residence.

She was born Nov. 2, 1977, in Nelson County to Roger and Linda Chesser Brown. Malena was an avid UK Wildcat fan; she attended Chaplin Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

Her grandparents, Austin and Sarah Emma Brown, and Rollin Chesser, and her mother-in-law, Lois Washburn, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne Washburn, daughter, Courtney Collins of Bloomfield, son, Trevor Collins of Bloomfield, parents, Roger and Linda Brown of Chaplin, sister, Michelle Coulter (David) of Chaplin, maternal grandmother, Mary Emma Chesser of Bloomfield and maternal step-grandmother Catherine Chesser of Bloomfield, Two nephews and one niece also survive.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Houghlin Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Bro. Millard Ledford and Bro. Winford Hagerman officiated. Interment was in Highview Cemetery at Chaplin.

Visitation was at the Houghlin Funeral Home Tuesday, Nov. 25.

The Houghlin Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Dec 3, 2014)

 

WILLIAM GRIGSBY

William Edward Grigsby, 86, of Lawrenceburg passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home. He is the husband of Regina Scott Grigsby to whom he was married 59 years.

Along with his wife, he is survived by two children, William “Bill” (Donna) Grigsby, Jr. of Shelbyville, and Sherry (Roy) Cox of Lawrenceburg.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday, Dec. 8th at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home with Bro. Al Peach officiating. Burial followed in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery with military honors.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Dec 10, 2014)

 

LOUIS KIRSCH

      Mr. Louis Junior Kirsch, age 73, of Stonehouse Road, Bardstown, passed away at 1:24 a.m., Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the Baptist East Hospital in Louisville.

      A native of Washington County, he was born on March 24, 1941 to the late Harlin and Martha Hardesty Kirsch.

      Preceding him in death was his wife, Shirley Ann Hardin Kirsch on December 21, 2011; an infant daughter, Louann Kirsch on December 23, 1962 and a sister, Bernadine Baker on August 13, 1993.

      Survivors include, four daughters, Tammy Kirsch (Tim Smyth) of Bardstown, Janet Weightman (Phillip) of Sherman, Texas, Kim Shain (Paul) of Bardstown and Lynley Byrd (Chris) of Bardstown; ten grandchildren, Christina Smyth, Erin Karr, Amber Smyth, Latosha Shain, Joshua Chesser, Louann Constantino, Katherine Weightman, Nathan Stanley, Madison Stanley and Autumn Byrd; eleven great grandchildren, Garrett Donahue, Braden Donahue, Jace Smyth, Shyanne Karr, Luis Vicente, Ary’Onna Tonge, La’Mya Tonge, Adian Constantino, Natalie Constantino, Aubree Chesser and Chase Chesser and one expectant great grandchild; a brother, John Kirsch (Pat) of Willisburg; two sisters, Lois Kennison (Wendell) of Summer Shade and Alma Deering of Lebanon and several nieces and nephews,

      Funeral services were held, December 5 at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. J.W. Hatfield, pastor of the Willisburg Baptist Church, officiating.

      Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

      Serving as honorary pallbearers were Tim Smyth, Paul Shain, Chris Byrd, Phillip Weightman, Steve Coomes and the grandchildren.

      Casket bearers were Josh Chesser, Josh Coulter, Jimmy Tate, Tody Kirsch, Val Coomes and Billy Hardin.

      Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Dec 10, 2014)

 

SR. EVELYN MARCHAND

Dominican Sister of Peace Evelyn Marchand, OP, 90, a naïve of Gonzales, La, died at Sansbury Care Cen, St. Catharine, on Nov 29, 2014.

      A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, at Sansbury Care Center Chapel, St. Catharine, Kentucky. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Dec. 20 in the Dominican Sisters of Peace chapel in New Orleans.

      Memorial gifts in Sr. Evelyn’s memory may be sent to Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH 432199-2098. To make a secure online donation or to view a full obituary, please visit www.opeace.org.

Hale-Polin-Robinson, Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

(SS Wed Dec 10, 2014)

 

RUBY O’BRYAN

Ruby Faulkner O’Bryan, age 86 of Elizabethtown, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at her home.

She was born August 25, 1928 in Springfield, KY. She taught School at New Hope, Culvertown, Boston, Bloomfield, Bardstown and Elizabethtown.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Charles Aloysius O’Bryan, two daughters, Marietta O’Bryan of Louisville and Lucy Greenwell of Bardstown; four sons, Charles A. O’Bryan, Jr. (Jo Kaye) of Orlando, Florida, Edward William O’Bryan of Bardstown, Joseph B. O’Bryan of Leitchfield and Paul B. O’Bryan of Louisville.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, December 8, 2014, at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Ken Fortener officiated.

Pallbearers were Tyler O’Bryan, Patrick O’Bryan, Mathew O’Bryan, Jim O’Bryan, Jason Lyvers and Travis Greenwell.

Memorial Donations may go to Masses or St. Vincent de Paul Church.

Mattingly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Dec 10, 2014)

 

MARIE SIMMS

Marie Louise Clayton Simms, age 95 of Louisville, formerly of Loretto, passed away on December 2, 2014 at Seneca Place.

Louise was born on March 12, 1919 in Holy Cross, to Allen Eugene and Katherine Coy Clayton. She married Cyril Simms and they lived in the small farming community of Manton until Cyril died at the early age of 50. With three of seven children still residing at home, she moved to Loretto, where she became a social worker until she retired at the age of 70.

Never one to be afraid of work and finding "retirement" boring, she took a position as a people greeter at Walmart where she remained for 23 years. She built many friendships with fellow associates and customers from the old Walmart on Outer Loop as well as the Hillview store. They were her second family. At the age of 93 her Doctor told her that failing health required her to retire.

In 2012, Louise was recognized as one of the nominees of the 'Gold Standard Award for Optimal Aging' presented by U of L Geriatrics. The award was to recognize Elders age 85 and older who stayed active in their community.

She was a member of St. Rita's Catholic Church and often volunteered to work at Church picnics. She was a woman of great wisdom and lead by example. When asked the benefit of growing older, her humorous side said "there is less peer pressure".

She leaves to celebrate her life and memory, her seven children, Bob (Agnes), Jim (Sonnie), Marci Daniels(David), Howard (JoAnn), Joe(Rita), Dan(Janet), Dennis(Jeanne) and many of her 23 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

With heartfelt appreciation, the family would like to thank the staff of Twinbrook Assisted Living and Seneca Place for their service and kindness that they showed Louise.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, December 5, 2014 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 6964 Cissellville Road, Manton community of Springfield, with cremation to follow. Rev. Matt Hardesty will officiate.

Visitation was 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, Louisville and 9-10:30 AM Friday at Mattingly Funeral Home, 195 Holy Cross Road, Loretto.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a charity of the givers choice in the name of Louise.

(SS Wed Dec 10, 2014)

 

ROXIE GRIDER

Roxie Raybourne Grider, 99, of Springfield, passed away at 11:22 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at the Village of Lebanon Nursing Home in Lebanon.

A native of Washington County, she was born on April 11, 1915, to the late Walter Wycoff "Jack" and Martha B. Shewmaker Raybourne.

She was a member of the Springfield Christian Church and for many years attended the Springfield Baptist Church with her family. A 1933 graduate of Mackville High School, she attended St. Catharine College and the University of Kentucky. She was a bank teller for the former First National Bank and a longtime employee of the former First & Peoples Bank, a former member of the Springfield Woman's Club, the Washington County Homemakers Club and the Springfield B.P.W. Club.

Preceding her in death was her husband, James O. Grider on Aug. 6, 1997, a son, James Walter Grider, on March 20, 2011, two brothers, Joseph Oliver Raybourne on May 4, 1914, and Jack Raybourne, Jr. on March 27, 1995, and three sisters, Juanita Bailey on Aug. 21, 1955, Dorothy Thompson on Jan. 23,1999 and Blanche Milburn on Jan. 26,2006.

Survivors include, two daughters, Martha Dell Shewmaker and Mary Margaret Matherly and her husband, Keith all of Springfield; a daughter-in-law, Mary Tom Grider of Louisville; five grandchildren, Mark Shewmaker, Allen Shewmaker, Chris Shewmaker, Roxanne Grider and Jamie Paradis and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 15 at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Justin Compton, pastor of the Springfield Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Mark Shewmaker, Allen Shewmaker, Chris Shewmaker, Keith Matherly, Al Paradis and Bobby Brady.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Dec 17, 2014)

 

MARY TAYLOR

Mary Frances Carrico Taylor, 95, formerly of Fredericktown, died at 12:10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary in Nerinx, where she had been a resident since 2009.

Born March 2, 1919, in Washington County, she was preceded in death by her parents, John Henry and Susan Warren Carrico; her husband, William Edwin Taylor, Sept. 29, 2000; a daughter, Frances Elaine Taylor, March 3, 1953; three sons, Dickie Taylor, Feb. 24, 2001; Larry Taylor, July 22, 2006 and Louis Taylor, March 28, 2007; seven brothers, Rueben, Cliff, Willie, Marion, Elmer, Warren and Earl Carrico and a sister, Elsie Carrico.

She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

She is survived by two sons, Johnie (Cathy) Taylor of Springfield and Jerry (Margaret) Taylor of Fredericktown; three daughters, Sarah Ann (Jimmy) Medley, Imelda (David) Coulter and Libby (Ricky) Coulter all of Fredericktown, three daughters-in-law, Lois Taylor and Rita Kay Taylor both of Springfield and Mary Jane Taylor of Fredericktown, 27 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral mass was conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec.16, 2014, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fredericktown with Rev. Matthew Hardesty, Rev. Kevin McGrath, O.P. and Rev. Culpepper Elliottt officiating. Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Billy, Mike, Joey, Pat and Stevie Taylor, Chris Medley and Brian and Eric Coulter.

Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Dec 17, 2014)

 

TISHA TUNGATE

Tisha Faye Tungate, 44, of Springfield, passed away at 3:05 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at the Norton Healthcare Pavilion Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville.

She was born on July 27, 1970, in Lebanon.She was a member of the Rockbridge Baptist Church.

Survivors include, two sons, Joe Grigsby, Jr. and Waylon Grigsby both of Springfield; three daughters, Heather Carney of Springfield, Kristy Miles (Brian) and Shandi Carney both of Willisburg; three grandchildren, Emberleigh Grigsby, Zachary Miles and Gage Carney; and expectant grandchild, Colton Nally; her parents, Millard and Doris Mattingly Tungate of Lebanon; a brother, Millard Tungate, Jr. (Melissa) of Hodgenville; her maternal grandmother, Edith Mattingly of Springfield and a niece, Kayla Tungate.

Funeral services were held at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Terry McIlvoy, pastor of the Rockbridge Baptist Church, officiating.

Cremation followed the services.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Dec 17, 2014)

 

NORMA WALKER

Norma Tatum Walker, 90, of Springfield, passed away at 11:33 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at the Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

A native of Washington County, she was born on Feb. 5, 1924, to the late Vivian Carsdale and Lottie Mattingly Tatum.

She was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church, a 1941 graduate of Springfield High School, attended Bryant Stratton Business College in Louisville, a homemaker and a clerical worker for Kosair Charities having retired in 1989.Preceding her in death was her husband, James Albert Walker on July 14, 2004; a brother, Thomas C. Tatum on Sept. 22, 2001, and two sisters, Daphne Shewmaker on June 30, 2010, and Juanita Taylor on Nov. 28, 2013.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy Russell and her husband, Billy; a son, Jimmie Dewayne Walker and his wife Patsy all of Springfield; six grandchildren, Jamie Russell, Lori Riney and her husband, Kevin, Sherry Walker, Stephen Walker, Holly Sloan and her husband, David and Timmy Walker and his wife, Sherri; eight great-grandchildren, Lauren Story and her husband, Casey, Connor Riney, Peyton Russell, Tatum Sloan, Tyler Walker, Julia Walker, Kandice Walker and Linsey Walker.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Justin Compton, pastor of the Springfield Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were the granddaughters and the great-granddaughters.

Serving as pallbearers were Stephen Walker, Timmy Walker, Tyler Walker, Jamie Russell, Kevin Riney, Connor Riney and David Sloan.

.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Springfield Baptist Church Building Fund.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Dec 17, 2014)

 

NELLIE BAKER

Nellie Baker, 92, Harrodsburg, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at her residence after a long illness.

She was born July 24, 1922, in Mackville. She was a care giver, member of the Widow to Widow Group, Mercer County Senior Citizens and a member of the Harrodsburg Church of Christ. Survivors include three daughters: Martha (Buddy) Steele, Harrodsburg, Jo Nell (Calvin) Devers, Corinth, and Lela Robin Cooper, Salvisa and one son Darrel (Lorraine) Baker, Mackville.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at Sims Funeral Services by Kelly Baker and Keith Greer. Burial was in the Battle Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Timothy Baker, Robert Baker, Clint Steele, Hunter Hatchett, Jody Hatchett and Austin Cooper. Honorary Bearers are Phyllis Claxton, Laura Renee Carney, Andrea Christopher, Julie Sweets, and Jamie Wilmoth.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Kosair Children's Hospital, 231 East Chestnut Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.simsfuneralservices.

(SS Wed Dec 24, 2014)

 

FRANCES CHESSER

Frances Mae Chesser, 73, of Bardstown, passed away at 8:25 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at the Kindred Hospital in Louisville.

She was a member of the Bloomfield Church Of God and a homemaker.Survivors include, two daughters, Connie Burkhead of Willisburg and Leasa Litsey of Springfield; six sons, James Frankie Chesser of Eminence, Kenny Burkhead (Sue) of Harrodsburg, Ricky Burkhead of Birmingham, Ala., Donald Burkhead (Dana) of Chaplin, David Burkhead of Bloomfield and Spencer Burkhead of Louisville.

Funeral services were held at 1p.m., Friday, Dec. 19 at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Ricky Cheatham, pastor of the Anchor Of Hope Church, officiating.

Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Bloomfield.

Serving as pallbearers were Justin Chesser, G.R. Lewis, Chris Lewis, Ross Eppstin, Wayne Burkhead, Austin Burkhead, William Chesser and Patrick Lewis

(SS Wed Dec 24, 2014)

 

WALDEN HARLOW

Walden Glenn Harlow, 80, of Shepherdsville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.

He was a native of Washington County, a retired employee of International Harvester and an Army veteran.

Glenn is survived by his wife, Janet Key Harlow; daughter, Debbie Hudson and son, Ronnie Harlow (Stephanie);

Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 19 at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Washington Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Crusade for Children or the Mt. Washington Cemetery Fund.

Online condolences www.mcfarlandtroutmanfuneralhome.com

(SS Wed Dec 24, 2014)

 

ANNA MEDLEY

Anna Louise Medley, 89, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary in Nerinx.

She was born July 3, 1925, in Washington County.  She was a farmer's wife and member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Manton.

She was preceded in death by her father, Edgar Edelen; her mother, Lucille Montgomery Edelen Osborne; her step-father, Frank Osborne; a grandson, Michael Hamilton.

Survivors include her husband of 69 years, John S. Medley; three daughters, Charlotte Mudd (Paul) of Louisville, Ruth Hamilton (Fred) of Bardstown and Mary Mattingly (Steve) of Loretto; one son, Johnny Medley (Marian) of Springfield; 11 grandchildren, Bob Mudd, Bradley Hamilton, Chris Mudd, Beth Coats, Sonya Ash, Amanda Mattingly, Stephanie Johnson, Allyson Hamilton-McIntire, Brittany Alvey, Matthew Medley, Candice Mattingly; 17 great-grandchildren; three brothers, T. F. Edelen of Louisville, George Edelen (Anna Louise) and Paul "Dutch" Edelen all of Loretto.

Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Manton, with burial in Saint Rose Cemetery in Springfield. Rev. Matt Hardesty will officiate.

Pallbearers were Fred Hamilton, Paul Mudd, Steve Mattingly, Brad Hamilton, Bob Mudd, Matt Medley and Chris Mudd.

Honorary Pallbearers are the granddaughters.

(SS Wed Dec 24, 2014)

 

FR. JAMES MURRAY

Rev. James Stephen Murray, O.P., 93, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio.

Born Dec. 4, 1921, in Lowell, Mass., Fr. Murray was in his 65th year as a Dominican Priest.

He was ordained on June 10, 1950, and had served as pastor of St. Rose Catholic Church from 1986 until 1990 and had been an associate at St. Rose for the last 14 years.

A sister, Mary McOsker of Lowell, Mass, survives him.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at St. Rose Catholic Church with Very Rev. Kenneth R. Letoile, O.P., officiating. Burial was in St. Rose Priory Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mike Goatley, Joe B. Smith, Jerry Smith, David Spalding, Dale Reinscheld, Billy Abell, Mike Halloran and Ben Barber.

Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Dec 24, 2014)

 

BOBBY HALE

Bobby Rodman Hale, 86, of Willisburg, passed away at 2:10 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, at the Springfield Nursing & Rehab Center.

A native of Washington County, born on Dec. 31, 1927, to the late James Elzie and Mae Bird Cooksey Hale.

He was a member of the Willisburg Christian Church, a graduate of Willisburg High School and a retired farmer.

Preceding him in death was his first wife, Ruth Cornell Hughes Hale on Aug. 28, 1981; his second wife, Betty Hahn Hale on April 25, 2007; a granddaughter, Laura Beth Hale on July 22, 1987; a step grandson, Nathan Royalty on Jan. 31, 2007 and a brother, L.W. Hale on Sept. 13, 2004.

Survivors include, two sons, Blair Hale (Marilyn) and Mark Hale all of Willisburg; two daughters, Ruth Ann Tarter (Kelly) of Greenville and Mary Beth Blake (Doug) of West Chester, Ohio; a step-son, Tony Royalty (Angie) of Springfield; a step-daughter, Kitty Jane Stevens (Eddie) of Mt. Eden; eight grandchildren, Rachel Mattingly (David), Ashley Hale, Dr. Rhonda Swanson (Jon), Adam Hale (Kristy), Elizabeth Tarter, Zachary Tarter, Madelyn Blake and Meredyth Blake; three step-grandchildren, Brook Drury (Josh), Brittany Stevens and Derek Royalty; five great-grandchildren and two sisters, Maxine Coleman of Louisville and Marianna Mattingly (Bob) of Lebanon.

Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 30 at the Willisburg Christian Church with Bro. Adam Hale, officiating. Bro. Trent Baker assisted him. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

Serving as pallbearers were Zachary Tarter, David Mattingly, Eddie Pulliam, Mike Coleman, Darrell Hale and John Hale. Granddaughters served as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Calvary.

Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Dec 31, 2014)