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Alta Arvadis Barnes
Alta Arvadis Barnes, 79, of Cecilia, died Thursday, April 24, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
The Hardin County native was a member of Freedom’s Way Nondenominational Church and was matriarch of the Barnes Family Gospel Singers.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray H. Barnes; her parents, Mack Henry and Beatrice Yates Goodman; a daughter, Brinda Fern Barnes; a brother, Henry Lee “Duke” Goodman; two sisters, Vivian Goodman and Juanita Powell; and a great-grandchild, Leigh Westmoreland.
Survivors include a daughter, Marion Gayle Evans of Howevalley; a son, Terry L. Barnes and his wife, Kathy, of Howevalley; a brother, Ronnie Ray Goodman of Cecilia; a sister, Mae Fern Ford of Cecilia; three grandchildren, Capt. Roxanne Evans Westmoreland of Louisville, Jared A. Barnes of Howevalley and Brett D. Barnes of Sonora; and seven great-grandchildren, Trace, Landon, Blake, Kyle, Bailee, Addison and Meadow.
The funeral is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Freedom’s Way Church with the Rev. William Curle and the Rev. Eddie Slaubaugh officiating. Burial will be in Howevalley Cemetery.
Visitation is from 1:30 to 8 p.m. today and continues at 9 a.m. Saturday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.
Lucille Turner Brown
Lucille Turner Brown, 82, of Sonora, died suddenly Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.
She was born in Louisville on Sept. 30, 1925, to the late Floyd and Mabel Miller Turner. Mrs. Brown was a 1948 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a degree in music education. She retired from teaching with 30 years of service as band director at Lewisburg High School, Elkton Elementary School and James T. Alton Middle School. She was an active member and past regent of the Jacob Van Meter Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a member of the Sonora Cemetery Board and was very involved in genealogy.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, George Franklin “Red” Brown.
Survivors include a sister, Wilma Martin of Louisville; two daughters, Sandy Peveler and Tom of Port Orange, Fla., and Jane Dodson of Russellville; five grandchildren, Sean Peveler, Jane Gray and Alison Jones of Port Orange, George Victor Dodson of Nashville, Tenn., and Julia Dodson of Bluffton, S.C.; five great-grandchildren; three nieces; and a nephew.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Manakee Funeral Home in Sonora with Bro. Michael Bell officiating. Music will be provided by Doug Webb, a former student of Mrs. Brown’s. Burial will be in Sonora Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today and continues from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.manakeefuneralhome.com.
Margaret A. Thomas
Margaret A. Thomas, 72, of Buffalo, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.
She was a retired administrative clerk at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown and a member of Magnolia Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Robert and Iva Hall Thomas; and two brothers, C.O. Thomas and Hobart Thomas.
Survivors include a niece, Sheilah Stanley and her husband, Harry, of Buffalo; two great-nieces, Brittany Whitmer and her husband, Charles, and Ivy Stanley; a great-great-niece, Katie Whitmer; several other relatives; and many friends.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia with the Rev. Gary Talley and the Rev. Gordon McDowell officiating. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and continues at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.dixon-rogers.com.