Washington County Obituaries




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Dennis Keith Carey, 55, of Mackville Road in Springfield, passed away at 10:40 a.m., Sunday, July 8, 2018, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

He was born on June 19, 1963, in Lebanon, Kentucky.

He was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church, a 1981 graduate of Washington County High School and a construction worker.

Preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, Sterling and Ramie Bishop and his paternal grandparents, John W. "Dick" and Evelyn Carey.

Survivors include his parents, Jack Allen and Anna Helen Bishop Carey of Springfield; a brother, Steve Carey (Melinda) of Willisburg; a nephew, Andrew Carey (Samantha); a niece, Stephanie Preston (Spencer) and a great nephew, Jackson Carey.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 11, at Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Aaron Sherrell, pastor of the Springfield Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial was in the Peter Cemetery at Mackville.

Serving as pallbearers were Andrew Carey, Spencer Preston, Doug Sims, Craig Bishop, Tony Willett and Sonny Key.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 18, 2018)



Danny Ray Marks, 68, of Brush Grove Road in Willisburg, passed away at 2 a.m., Sunday, July 15, 2018, at his home.

He was born in Nelson County on Sept. 23, 1949, to the late Wilber "Coley" and Eva Parrish Marks.

He attended the Willisburg Church of God of Prophecy, was a graduate of Old Kentucky Home High School and was a former employee of General Electric.

Preceding him in death was his first wife, Hazel Boblitt Marks on Aug. 21, 2009; a stepson, Jackie Eugene Byrd on Sept. 2, 2016; a step-grandson, Jonathan Byrd on Jan. 10, 2012; a sister, Linda Milburn on Dec. 8, 1978, and a brother, William Lee Marks on Dec. 30, 1938.

Survivors include his wife, Gracie Burkhead Byrd Marks; two stepdaughters, Patricia Baker and Loretta Kirsch, and a stepson, Eddie Byrd, all of Willisburg; eight step grandchildren, Nicole Mudd (Kevin), Daniel Baker (Sasha), Joshua Baker (Kasey), Michael Baker (Sara), Amanda Medley (Charlie), Brittany Byrd, Heather Byrd and Wes Tingle; seven step great-grandchildren, a brother, Larry Marks (Judy) of Bloomfield and step daughter-in-law Cindy Byrd of Willisburg.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, at Willisburg Church of God of Prophecy with Rev. Keith Creech, the church pastor, officiating.

Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

Serving as pallbearers were Daniel Baker, Joshua Baker, Wes Tingle, David Marks, Ronnie Marks and Christopher Marks.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 18, 2018)



Mary Rhudell Vize Mudd, 97, of Loretto, passed away Monday, July 9, 2018, at Village of Lebanon Nursing Home.

She was born May 15, 1921, in Washington County.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin John Mudd, Jr.; son, Tom Mudd; son-in-law David Myers; her parents, John Irvin and Corine Mattingly Vize; her stepmother, Aileen Carrico Vize and eight siblings.

Survivors include eight children, Juanita Johnson (Mike) of Findlay, Ohio, Barbara Culver (Leo) of Springfield, Rita Mudd, Paul Mudd (Charlotte) and Martina Bowling (Robert) all of Louisville, Carol Taylor (Joe) of Fredericktown, Gary Mudd (Marsha) of Taylorsville, Lynn Russell (Glenn) of Loretto and Bernadette Myers (David) of Elizabethtown; 34 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Saint Charles Catholic Church in Lebanon.  Rev. David Naylor presided.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Vincent Culver, Joe Johnson, Nick Mudd, Chris Mudd, Matthew Taylor, Daniel Russell and Isaac Myers.

Mattingly Funeral Home in Loretto was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 18, 2018)



Joseph Randall Riggs, 62, of Shortline Road in Lebanon, passed away at 9:52 a.m., Saturday, July 14, 2018, at his brother's home in Lebanon.

He was born on March 10, 1956, to the late James Colbert and Lillian Irene Smith Riggs.

He was affiliated with the Family Fellowship Prayer Center, was a 1974 graduate of Washington County High School and a welder for Honeywell Intelligrated in Danville.

Preceding him in death was his wife, Teresa King Riggs on Jan. 4, 2017.

Survivors include his son, James C. Riggs (Heather) of Lebanon; a daughter, Andrea Kay Riggs of Junction City; his granddaughter, Brookelynn Riggs; his girlfriend, Katie Isaac of Lawrenceburg; three sisters, Lisa Rummage (Tony) of Lebanon, Julita Jeffries (Rodney) of Campbellsville and Debra Lee (Glenn) of Calvary and four brothers, Tommy Riggs of Lebanon, Glen Riggs of Lebanon, Mike Riggs (Dorothy) of Calvary and Frank Riggs (Kim) of Elizabethtown.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, at Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Troy Mattingly officiating.

Burial was in the Bethlehem Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were G.P. Riggs, Danny Riggs, Bobby Ray Hamilton, Joe Ruley, Eddie Hamilton, Cory Broyles, Frank Hill and Kenny Murphy.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Brookelynn's college fund.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 18, 2018)



Mary Jane Smith Scott, 70, of Springfield, passed away at 3:10 a.m., Monday, July 16, 2018, at Village of Lebanon Nursing Home.

She was born on April 10, 1948, in Louisville to the late Lilliard Jr. and Jean Hatchett Smith.

She was a member of Mackville Baptist Church, a 1966 graduate of Springfield High School, a graduate of St. Catharine College and Campbellsville College. She was a retired employee of the State of Kentucky.

Preceding her in death were two brothers, William Alan Smith on Oct. 27, 1994, and Joseph Franklin Smith on July 4, 2016.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Joe Scott; her daughter, Lara Lee Yates (John) of Springfield; two grandsons, Isaac and Jacob Yates; two brothers, Jim Smith (Mary Alice) and John Smith of Mackville and a sister, Dawn Pettus (Bill) of Springfield, mother-in-law, Loveda Shewmaker Scott of Mackville, brother-in-law, Gary Scott of Mackville and sister-in-law, Rita Smith of Harrodsburg.

Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Peter Cemetery at Mackville.

Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 18, 2018)



William Calvin Thomas, 78, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018, at home.

He was born on Feb. 22, 1940, at home in Raywick. He was a retired backhoe owner/operator for 30 years and a life-long farmer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Diana Reynolds Thomas; a son, Michael Wayne Thomas; and his parents, Elbert and Theresa Thomas.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Osbourn-Thomas of Lebanon; two sons, Larry (Janell) Thomas and Kevin (Melissa) Thomas; one daughter, Lori (Eric) Scott, all of St. Joe; eight grandchildren, Kendra Thomas, Amber Thomas, Michael Thomas, Taylor Scott, Jordan Thomas, Lance Thomas, Abby Scott, and Ethan Scott; and one great-grandchild, Dorothy Buckman, all of St. Joe; two stepsons, Richard (Geralyn) Osbourn of Taylorsville and Jack (Jill) Osbourn of Fredericksburg; four stepdaughters, Kim (Dave) Culver of Florida, Karen (Bob) Nolan of Colorado, Marty (George) O'Daniel of Louisville, and Jill (Chris) Bradshaw of Lebanon; 21 step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; three brothers, J.B. (Bernadine) Thomas, Jimmy (the late Charlotte) Thomas, all of Lebanon, and Randall (the late Marlene) Thomas of Raywick; and one sister, Judy (Jeff) Reynolds of Bardstown.

A funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 6, at St. Francis Xavier Church with interment in St. Joe Cemetery. Fr. David Naylor officiating.

Pallbearers were Michael Thomas, Lance Thomas, Ethan Scott, Tim Miles, Brian Thomas, Jim Thomas, Nate Culver and Cameron Bonzo.

Honorary pallbearers were Kendra Thomas, Amber Thomas, Taylor Scott, Jordan Thomas and Abby Scott.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions made to the St. Joe Cemetery Fund.

Bosley Funeral Home in Lebanon was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 18, 2018)