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BEULAH MILBURN

     Beulah Pittman Milburn, age 69, of the Texas Community of Washington County, passed away at 5:49 a.m., Sunday, November 19, 2017 at her home after an illness.

     She was born in Casey County, KY on March 11, 1948 to the late Sylvester Lee and Flossie Ann Anderson Pittman.

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

     Preceding her in death was her husband, Tilman Milburn on October 30, 1998; a sister, Mary Carey and five brothers, Alfred, James, George, Ethridge and Earl Lee Pittman.

     Survivors include: two sons, James Milburn (Donna) and Charles William Milburn of Springfield; a daughter, Crystal Milburn of Bardstown; 10 grandchildren, Blake Milburn, Dylon Milburn, Jeremiah Milburn, Logan Turner, Morgan Turner, Danielle Michalski, Preston Campbell, Mary Ann Rutherford, Andrew Rutherford and Grace Rutherford; and a brother, Jimmy Pittman (Phyllis) of Lawrenceburg.

     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, November 21, at the Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Kyle Yankey, the church pastor, officiating.

     Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery.

     Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Pittman, Roger Holt, Todd Goode, Jason Inman, Jody Mattingly, Jerry Pinkston and Dennis Esper.

     Casket bearers will be Blake Milburn, Dylon Milburn, Jeremiah Milburn, Preston Campbell, Andrew Rutherford, Anthony Michalski and Phillip Milburn.

     Visitation will be from 4 until 8 Monday at the Bethlehem Baptist Church.

     Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

JAMES BUCKLER

     James Richard "Ricky" Buckler, 62, of Cissellville Road in Springfield, died at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at his residence after a short battle with cancer.

     Born May 22, 1955, in Lebanon, he was preceded in death by his parents, Francis Borgia Buckler, Dec. 12, 1989, and Mary Dorothy Ewing Buckler, Feb. 5, 2015, and a brother, Frank Buckler, Dec. 8, 1977.

     He was an over-the-road truck driver for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Rita Faye Fields Buckler; a son, James Richard Buckler II of Versailles; two daughters, Jessica Marie Buckler and Mary Angela Buckler, both of Lexington; a step-son, Michael Drury III of Louisville; three step-daughters, Paula (Gary) Proctor and Vivian Jo (Eric) Daugherty all of Bardstown, and Michelle (Charlie) Vittitow of Raywick; four grandchildren, Dominic, Jasamine, Tala Ann and Dane Lee Buckler; three brothers, Charles Patrick (Carol) Buckler of Stanford and Joseph Kevin (Cathy) Buckler and Bill Buckler all of Springfield; four sisters, Fran (Jimbo) Ferrell of Louisville, Joy (Larry) Hindman of Maryland, Sheila (Ted) Parrish of Jacksonville, Florida and Debbie (Vince) Montgomery of Springfield.

     As he requested, cremation was chosen and a memorial Mass of Christian Burial was conducted at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at St. Dominic Catholic Church with Rev. Culpepper Elliott officiating.  Inurnment was on his parents lot at St. Dominic-Holy Rosary Cemetery.

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

(SS Wed Nov 15, 2017)

 

 

RUBY FELTNER

     Ruby Cross Feltner, 98, of Grundy Avenue in Springfield, passed away at 5:41 a.m., Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at the Mayfair Manor in Lexington.

     A native of Clinton County, Kentucky, she was born Nov. 23, 1918, to the late Herbert and Gertrude Denton Cross.

     She was a member of the Springfield United Methodist Church, which she loved very much and attended while health permitted. She was a 1936 graduate of Clinton County High School and a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. She had a teaching career of 41 years, which stretched from a one-room school in Clinton County to the Washington County Elementary School. Her first schools were reached on horseback. She loved being a teacher and never stopped learning.

     She loved Springfield and her numerous colleagues and friends, especially Sheila Wimsatt and her family for their friendship, being good neighbors and their many acts of kindness they showed her throughout the years.

     Preceding her in death was her husband, Cecil G. Feltner, Sr. on April 29, 1987, and three brothers, Martin, Joe and John Cross.

     Survivors include a daughter, Sybil Ward (Tommy) of Lexington; two sons, Cecil Feltner, Jr. (Madge) of Garrett, Kentucky, and Philip Lee Feltner (Sandy) of Belmont, California; six grandchildren, Julia W. Myron (Patrick), T. Gerald Ward, David Christopher Ward, Cecil Feltner, III, (Kathryn), Michael Feltner and Shannon Feltner Reeber; 11 great-grandchildren; some great-great grandchildren; a sister, Ermel Burchett of Albany; one brother, Willie Cross (Kaye) of Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Mary Jo Cross of Paris and many nieces and nephews.

     Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 13, at Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Bailey, pastor of the Springfield United Methodist Church, officiating.

     Burial was in the McWhorter Cemetery in Clinton County, Kentucky.

     Serving as pallbearers were T. Gerald Ward, Chris Ward, Rachel Ward, Mark Cross, Lyle Cross and Ryan Poore.

     In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Springfield United Methodist Church.
     Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Nov 15, 2017)

 

 

WILMA GRIGSBY

     Wilma Dell Goode Grigsby, 75, of Perryville Road in Springfield, died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

     Visitation will be from 4 till 8 p.m. Wednesday and again from 7 a.m. till 10:15 a.m. Thuirsday at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

     Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Bro. Kyle Yankewy officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery.

     Contributions are suggested to Relay For Life of WQashingotn Couty or Bethlehem Baptist Church Building Fund.

     A complete obituay will be in Next week's edition of The Sun.

(SS Wed Nov 15, 2017)

 

 

DAVID HALL

David Keith Hall, 55, of Jimtown Road in Springfield, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 12, 2017, at his home.

     He was born on June 4, 1962, in Lexington, Kentucky.   He was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church, a farmer and an inventor. He was a 1980 graduate of Washington County High School and attended Western Kentucky University. 

     Preceding him in death was his father, Hugh Donat Hall on Dec. 11, 2007.

     Survivors include his mother, Frances Davis Hall of Springfield; his boys, Isaac Mattingly and Eli Thomas, sons of Ashley Thomas (Andy); his girls, Ayva, Anneliese and Adelynn Hardin, daughters of Delanna and Jeremy Hardin; his beloved friend, Debbie Mattingly of Lebanon; a brother, Wayland Hall of Springfield; two sisters, Sherri Hodgen (Robert) and Sharron Cambron (Kurt) of Springfield; two nephews, Robert Thomas Hodgen (Sheena) and Coleman Olbers; five nieces, Amelia Yaste (Jeremy), Mary Bess Agee (J.T.), Kristin Cambron, Emily Cambron, Callie Cambron and three great-nieces, Emily and Katherine Yaste and Audrey Grace Hodgen. Several cousins also survive.

     Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, at Springfield Baptist Church with Rev. Tobe Yankey, officiating.

     Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Friday at Springfield Baptist Church.

     Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Nov 15, 2017)

 

RONNIE HOOPER

     Ronnie Raymond Hooper, 64, of the Mooresville community of Washington County, passed away at 8:55 a.m., Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

     He was born in Lebanon, Kentucky, on Sept. 25, 1953, to the late Marshall and Mary Elizabeth Curtsinger Hooper.

     He was a farmer and was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Ann Hooper on Jan. 14, 2016.

     Survivors include his wife, Cindy Rummage Hooper; four sons, Shane Hooper and Jason Hooper of Illinois; Ronald Hooper of Springfield and Ronnie Hooper of Harrodsburg; two daughters, Renee Hooper of Chaplin and Sara Beth Hooper of Lawrenceburg; two brothers, Frankie Hooper (Jeannie) and John Hooper (Sharon Faye) of Springfield.

     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, at Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Ricky Cheatham, officiating.

     Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

     Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Thursday morning at Carey & Son Funeral Home.

(SS Wed Nov 15, 2017)

 

 

EUGENE HUNT

     Eugene "Clifford" Hunt, 78, of Willisburg, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, Nov. 4, 2017, at his home.

     A native of Nigh, Kentucky, in Pike County, he was born July 5, 1939, to the late Clell and Rosie Robinett Hunt.

     He was of the Baptist faith, served in the United States Navy for 21 years and was a retired teacher and guidance counselor. He was a graduate of Feds Creek High School, Morehead State University and held several advanced degrees in education.

     Preceding him in death were three sisters, Stella Abshire, Gerry Coley and Mildred Hunt.

     Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Sawyers Hunt; two sons, Timothy E. Hunt of Willisburg and Christopher D. Hunt (Mary Ellen) of Lexington; two granddaughters, Katherine Grace Hunt and Sarah Joyce Hunt; four sisters, Alice Griffith and Ocie Owens of Pike County, Vannie Miltimore of Louisville and Piney Mullins (Lenville) of Virginia and two brothers, John Will Hunt of Pike County and Clell Hunt, Jr. (Barbara) of New Tazewell, Tennessee.

     Funeral services were held at noon Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Arnold Adams, president of the Southland Bible Institute, officiating.

     Burial was in the Lebanon National Cemetery where the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard conducted military honors.

     Serving as pallbearers were Timothy Hunt, Christopher Hunt, Bill Wible, Jerry Jones, Tyler Jones and Rick Price.

     Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Nov 15, 2017)

 

 

REBA LEWIS

     Reba Lewis, 91, of Main Street in Willisburg, passed away at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at her home after an illness.

     A native of Washington County, she was born April 19, 1926, to the late Gilbert A. and Sarah Jane Baker Lewis.

     She was a graduate of Campbellsville College and Eastern Kentucky University. She taught primary grades for Washington County School System for 33 years, teaching at Brush Grove and Willisburg elementary schools. Many testimonies from her students attest to the positive influence she has had on their lives. Gov. John Y. Brown commissioned her a Kentucky Colonel in 1980.

     She was a lifelong member of the Brush Grove Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and was treasurer for several years. She loved God and served him faithfully. She dedicated her life to serving others, giving great care to her parents, sister and nieces. Her legacy is one of faith in Jesus Christ.

     Preceding her in death were two sisters, Margie E. Burns on Oct. 2, 1998, and Noma M. Lewis on Feb.16, 1921, and an infant brother, Leroy Lewis.

     Survivors include five nieces, Joyce Murphy (Danny) of Lexington, Sara Carney (Ronnie) of Taylorsville, Pat Lawson (Glenn) of Springfield, Rhonda Osborne (Bob) of Springfield and Sandy Bottoms (James) of Harrodsburg, 11 great-nieces and nephews and several great-great nieces and nephews.

     Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 10, at Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Everett Hood, pastor of the Brush Gove Baptist Church, officiating. Rev. Jerry Goss, pastor of the Thompsonville Baptist Church, assisted him.

     Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

     Serving as pallbearers were Carlton Morris, Ronnie Carney, Jr., Tim Lawson, Mark Baker, Josh Burns and David Blevins.

     Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Nov 15, 2017)

 

 

PATRICIA NOEL

Patricia Joyce "Pat" Noel, 67, of Main Street in Willisburg, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at her home.

     She was born in Lebanon on May 25, 1950, to the late Otis and Wanda Coulter Gillis.

     She was a member of the Willisburg Christian Church, a 1968 graduate of Willisburg High School and an employee of the Isaiah House in Willisburg.

     Survivors include two daughters Amy Thompson (Jimmy) of Springfield and Ashley Carey (Frederick) of Bardstown; four grandchildren, Derek Thompson, Landen Carrico, Elly Carrico and Gibson Carey; two sisters, Brenda Scrogham (Garland) of Willisburg and Freida Bishop (Reid) of Frankfort and two brothers, Ted Gillis (Brenda) of Bardstown and George Douglas Ruggles (Miranda) of Danville.

     Funeral services were held at noon Saturday, Nov. 11, at Willisburg Christian Church with Bro. Lance Ladd, the church minister, officiating.

     Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

     The grandchildren served as honorary pallbearers.

     Serving as pallbearers were David Scrogham, Larry Gillis, Chris Sutton, Sabe Ruggles, Luke Ruggles and Wyatt Ruggles.

     Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Nov 15, 2017)