Washington County Obituaries

 

 

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INELLE SETTLES

     Inelle Lawson Settles, age 80, of Springfield, passed away at 8:40 p.m., Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

     A native of Washington County, she was born on December 30, 1937 to the late George and Lettie Toms Lawson.

     She was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church, a 1956 graduate of Mackville High School, a graduate of Campbellsville College and a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. Inelle was a retired elementary school teacher having taught for the Washington County School System.

     Preceding her in death were three sisters, Zelma Lay, Alma Reynolds and Lucille Skeans and six brothers, Myron, McKinley, Truman, Corbett, Norman and Lonnie Lawson.

     On August 31, 1957 she was united in marriage to, Melvin Settles whom she is survived by. Also surviving are: two sons, Brad Settles his wife, Leah and their children, Braxton and Harrison of Lexington and Troy Settles his wife, Carol and their children Garrett, Walker, Grayson and Savannah of Springfield; and one sister, Jewell Strange and her husband, John Doloway of Louisville.

     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 22, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Tobe Yankey, officiating.

     Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

     Visitation will be from 3 until 9 p.m. Friday and after 8 a.m. Saturday morning at the Carey & Son Funeral Home.

 

JOYCE NORRIS

Joyce Ann Norris, age 83 of Springfield, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Baptist Health in Louisville, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born April 3, 1935 in Marion County. She was a homemaker, farmer and a member of Saint Rose Catholic Church. In the early 1950’s Joyce worked at the Loretto Motherhouse where she met the man who became her husband. For years she farmed alongside him raising their family. Her faith in God was always strong. She loved cooking, crocheting, old TV shows and all her babies. She was a wonderful loving woman loved by many and she leaves behind many sad hearts.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Julian Nalley; her mother’s Mary Ida Louise Mattingly Nalley and Naomi Marie Bell Nalley; her grandmother, Della Rose Nalley; one son, Thomas David Norris; four sisters, Judy Marie Nalley, Rhoda Della Metcalf, Mary Henrietta Fogle and Madonna Rose Bowman; one brother, Michael Edward Nalley.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Arthur Russell Norris; four daughters, Sherry Little of Springfield, Donna Bodie (Blaine) of Bardstown, Theresia Peterson (Donald) of Loretto and Stella Norris of Springfield; five sons, Wayne (Julie) of Hillsboro, MO, Michael (Debbie) of Lawrenceburg, John (Gina) of Frankfort, James (Marjorie) of Cynthiana and Christopher (Jackie) of Springfield; 21 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Wanda Bartley of Bardstown, Patty Bruner (Greg) and Sue Miles (Danny) all of Saint Francis; seven brothers, Junior Nalley of Cox’s Creek, Jerry Nalley of Raywick, Joe Nalley (Sherry) of Clarksville, TN, Jimmy Nalley of Loretto, Stephen “Sarge” Nalley of Saint Francis, Bert Nalley (Celia) of Hepzibah, GA, and Bruce Nalley of Loretto; three brothers-in-law, Bucky Metcalf of Bardstown, Randal Fogle of Holy Cross and Steve Bowman of Loretto.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 19, at Saint Rose Catholic Church, 868 Loretto Road, Springfield. Rev. T. Anthony Smith will preside. Burial will follow in Holy Rosary Cemetery in Manton.

Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mattingly Funeral Home, 195 Holy Cross Road, Loretto with a prayer service at 7 PM by Rev. Kevin A. McGrath, O.P.

 

JERRY BIRCH JR.

Jerry Blanton Birch Jr., 47, of Lexington, formerly of Springfield, passed away at 11:17 a.m., Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington.

He was born Nov. 9, 1970, in Lebanon, Kentucky, to the late Jerry Blanton Sr. and Juanita Warren Birch.

He was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church, an Army veteran and an employee of the United States Postal Service. Jerry was a 1989 graduate of Washington County High School and a graduate of St. Catharine College.

Preceding him in death were infant children, Alli and Alex Birch Nov. 15, 2002.

Survivors include two daughters, Macy Rose Hagan Birch of Bardstown and Emily Grace Birch of Willisburg; a sister, Michelle Wells (Chris) of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, and a brother, Kyle Birch (Elaine) of North Dakota.

A memorial mass was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, at St. Dominic Catholic Church with Rev. Culpepper Elliott, the church pastor, officiating.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Sep 19, 2018)

 

 

 

EVAN HARDIN

Evan Harold Hardin, 87, of Bardstown Road in Springfield, passed away at 12:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept.13, 2018, at Springfield Nursing & Rehab Center.

A native of Washington County, he was born Oct. 28, 1930, to the late Lem and Mary Ellen Hardin.

He was a member of Willisburg Baptist Church, an Army veteran and was the former owner and operator of Evan Hardin Trucking Company.

Preceding him in death was his daughter, Marilyn Gale Mattingly, June 11, 1995, and a brother, Earnest Hardin, Jan. 22, 2009.

Survivors include his wife, May Ola Hood Hardin; his son, Harold Hardin and his wife, Lanette of Springfield; four grandchildren, Cody Hardin, Dustin Hardin and his wife Tamatha, Dakota Hardin and James Chesser; three great-grandchildren, Dixie Rose Hardin, Anthony Chesser and Nevaeh Bolin, and a brother, Homer Hardin of Springfield.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, at 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 honorary pallbearers were Cody Hardin, Tamatha Hardin and Anthony Chesser.

Casket bearers were Dustin Hardin, Dakota Hardin, James Chesser, Anthony Thompson, David Thompson and Bruce Thompson.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Sep 19, 2018)

 

HOMER HARDIN

Homer Ray Hardin, 85, of Hardesty Road in Springfield, passed away at 8:37 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at the home of his daughter, Terry Dennis.

A native of Washington County, he was born on May 8, 1933, to the late Lem and Mary Ellen Hardin.

He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and a 1953 graduate of Willisburg High School. Homer was a long time milk hauler for 60 years, an avid fisherman, hunter and farmer. The light of his life was his family; he truly adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death was his wife, Anna Jewell Young Hardin, May 25, 2013; a son, Lanny Keith Hardin, Nov. 15, 1956; a grandson, Christopher Wade Dennis July 8, 2004; two brothers, Evan Hardin, Sept. 13, 2018, and Earnest Hardin, Jan. 22, 2009.

Survivors include two daughters, Terry Dennis and her husband, Kelvin, and Kandy Nally and her husband, Chris, all of Springfield; four grandchildren, Channing Nally and his wife, Rachel, Brock Dennis, Jared Nally and his wife, Nikki, and Kayla Cocanougher and her husband, Jacob; three great-grandchildren, Aurora Chase Nally, Bryson Cocanougher and Brody Cocanougher.

Funeral services were held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Phil Bishop officiating.

Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Channing Nally, Brock Dennis, Jared Nally, Kayla Cocanougher, Randy Thompson, Joan Thompson, Harold Hardin, Dakota Hardin, Cody Hardin, Dustin Hardin, Vince Coulter, Rachel Nally, Nikki Nally and Jacob Cocanougher.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Sep 19, 2018)

 

LARRY HICKS

Larry Hicks, 62, of Bardstown passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at his residence. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church; he received a graduate degree in accounting from the University of Louisville, and graduated with a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Louisville.

Larry Hicks was the president and CEO of Salt River Electric, 2003 Bardstown Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year, founder of Nelson County Community Clinic and NELCO Bardstown, professor at Elizabethtown Community College and St. Catharine College, and a member of several boards including Flaget Foundation, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Bardstown Industrial Development, Town and Country Bank, St. Catharine College, Nelson County Economic Development Association, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Rural Cooperative Credit, Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperative, Bethlehem High School and Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Authority.  While serving on these boards, Larry was instrumental in the development and building of Flaget Hospital in Nelson County and the industrial park in Washington County.  Larry also served on the committee responsible for the purchase and development of a hydro facility serving the residents of Eastern Kentucky.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Betty Sue Hicks; and two sisters, Sue Ann Harmon and Dottie Mahaffey.

He is survived by his wife Ellen Hicks of Bardstown; two sons, Jim (Hannah) Hicks, David (Jessie) Hicks both of Bardstown; daughter, Mary Beth Hicks of New York; two grandchildren, Gracie Hicks and Carson Hicks both of Bardstown; six brothers and sisters, Janet Hicks of Bardstown, Len Hicks of Louisville, Mary Helen Bidwell of Louisville, Dan (Julie) Hicks of Bardstown, Michael (Tammy) Hicks of Bardstown and Jane Hicks of Louisville, and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept.19, 2018, at Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date. Bishop Bill Medley will officiate. Visitation will be 2 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 and 9 – 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Barlow Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Research House.

Barlow Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Sep 19, 2018)

 

FRANK HOMAN

Frank Monroe Homan, 88, formerly of Louisville, passed away at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Springfield Nursing & Rehab Center.

A native of Washington County, he was born April 10, 1930, to the late Joseph Thomas and Julia May Carney Homan.

He was a 1949 graduate of Springfield High School. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown College. He received a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky. Frank served two years in the United States Army.

From 1953 until 1968 he worked for Fidelity and Deposit Bank. He then worked for Akers Realty in Bloomfield. From there he opened his own real estate agency, which he operated until retirement.

He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and was a member of the Springfield Lodge #50 F. & A. M. for over 60 years. He was also a Kentucky Colonel. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and for many years attended Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville.

Preceding him in death were his parents and an infant sister, Julia Bell Homan.

Survivors include a brother, Joe Bill Homan of Springfield and five sisters, Sarah Ethel Keeling (John Edward) and Nancy Barr Goatley of Springfield, Mattie Greer of Bardstown, Margaret Jackson (Darrell) of LaGrange and Mary Tom Grider of Louisville and 13 nieces and nephews, as well as many loyal friends.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Greer officiating.

Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Jack Barr, John Joe Keeling, Tim Hardin, Adam Wheatley, Joseph Barr, Caleb Barr, John Y. Brown, III, Addison Wheatley, Joseph Wheatley and Todd Greer.

Casket bearers were Ray Greer, Jr., Tom Greer, Tom Homan, Dr. Jon Keeling, Chris Brown and James Folsom.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to New Hope Baptist Church.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Sep 19, 2018)