Aug. 3, 2008: Obituaries

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By Bob White

Anna Victoria Traylor Burkhead

Anna Victoria Traylor Burkhead, 85, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Lenoxburg in Pendleton County, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2008, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born in Pendleton County on May 19, 1923, she was a daughter of the late James and Mary Tucker Cotton. Anna was married to William H. Traylor Sr. for 55 years before her dear husband preceded her in death in 1996. While living in Lawrenceburg, Anna married Joe Burkhead who also preceded her in death in 2004. Her son, William H. Traylor  Jr. preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 2006; her brothers, Harvey, Howard and Paul Cotton, and her sisters,  Irene Cotton and Goldie Kirkendol also preceded her.

She was a member of Lenoxburg Cemetery Chapel Christian Church of Bracken County, Kentucky. For 23 years she worked at the Woodhead Funeral Home in Falmouth, retiring in 1985.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary (Sam) Crouch of Falmouth, and Anna (Tom) Moore of Lawrenceburg; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Vicky Traylor of Falmouth; and a sister, Carrie Thornton of Butler.

The funeral was Saturday at Woodhead Funeral Home in Falmouth with Brother Wendell Cox officiating. Music was shared by Adarin Williams. Pallbearers were Brian Crouch, Jeff Crouch, Brad Crouch, Billy Jay Traylor, Matthew Traylor and Mark Traylor. Interment was in Lenoxburg Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Masonic Home or Gideons International.   Guynell Clark Carman

Guynell Clark Carman, 83, died Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at Grayson Manor in Leitchfield after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born Feb. 10, 1925, in Select, Ky., in Ohio County. She was the loving, caring matriarch of Longview Estates and was known for her kindness and wonderful heart. She was columnist for Longview News in her local paper, The News-Enterprise, a member of the Hardin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Hardin County Democratic Party and Elizabethtown Church of Christ. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend to all.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Charles Anthony “Tony” Carman and Richard William “Ricky” Carman; a husband, Jack R. Carman; her parents Lloyd and Floy Ranney Clark; and a brother, Gwendolyn Clark.

She is survived by her grandson, Steven Carman, a granddaughter, Amanda “Bobby” Hazelwood; a great-granddaughter, Emma; a daughter-in-law, Judy Hilbert and many loving friends of Longview Estates.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today at New Fellowship Baptist Church.   Stephen Earl Elmore

Stephen Earl Elmore, 38, of Gallatin, Tenn., died Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at his residence.

He was a native of Hardin County and was the landscape designer and owner of Tennessee Horticulture.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Earl James and Geneva Elmore, and Lois Klinglesmith Willyard Smallwood and Jessie J. Willyard.

He is survived by his parents, Gary Neil and Ruth Ann Willyard Elmore of Gallatin, Tenn.; a brother, Brian Neil Elmore of Gallatin, Tenn., his best canine friend, Pork Chop; and several aunts and uncles.

The funeral is 2 p.m. Tuesday at White Mills Baptist Church with the Rev. Bruce Underhill officiating. Burial will follow at White Mills Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfuneral.com.   Jimmy M. Fulkerson

Jimmy M. Fulkerson, 74, of Leitchfield, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at his home.

He was born April 5, 1934, in Grayson County, the son of Robert William and Ona Dee Burnett Fulkerson. He retired from Fisher Packing Co. and was a member of Mill Street Church of Christ.

He is survived by a daughter, Vickie Downs and Phil, of Leitchfield; a son, Marty Fulkerson and Rhonda, of Elizabethtown; a stepdaughter, Jeannee Morgan and James, of Elizabethtown; a brother, Bobby Fulkerson of Louisville: a sister, Alice Kelly of Leitchfield; three grandchildren, Shellie Jarboe, Bradford Scott Downs and Dawson Fulkerson; two great-grandchildren, Nathaniel and Mikayla Downs; and two step-grandchildren, Jamie Leasor and Cory Morgan.

The funeral was Saturday at Demitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield.

Online condolences can be made at www.demittfuneralhome.com.

James Robert Helm

James Robert Helm, 82, of Vine Grove, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at his home.

CW4 (U.S. Army retired) Helm served his country for 35 years, during conflicts in Korea and Vietnam.  He was a member of Valley View Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Ginette Helm; three daughters, Diana Bagby, Margaret Helm and Lucy Ricketts; three sons, Noel E. Helm, Charles Helm and Christopher Helm; and nine grandchildren.

Services and visitation will be private. Burial will be in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff with military honors.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hosparus, P.O. Box 2149, Elizabethtown, KY 42702.

The guest register may be signed at www.nebfh.com.

Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.   Joseph Donald Masterson

Joseph Donald Masterson, 62, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at his home in Hodgenville.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma Louise Masterson, two daughters, Donna Lynn Burba and Lisa Ann Whitner; three stepsons, Joseph Edward Albright, Robert Franklin Gisman and Partick Andrew Gusman.

The funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in New Hope with burial to follow in the church cemetery. A prayer service will be held 7:30 p.m. today at Joseph L. Greenwell Funeral Home in New Hope.

Visitation is 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.    John Miniard

John Miniard, 83, of Rineyville, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at his residence.

He was a native of Harlan County, Ky., and retired from the Louisville Fire Department on July 1, 1971. He served in the Army and was a member of Falling Springs Baptist Church in Hart County.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Maggie Sturgis Miniard; and five brothers and sisters, Thelma Brickson, Marie Amburgy, Drucilla Miniard, Kerl Miniard and Joe Miniard.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Golda Jane Knight Miniard, of Rineyville; one son, John Ray Miniard and Diane, of Elizabethtown; two daughters, Sherri Fraley and Gary, of Rineyville, and Rhonda Mauldin and Damon, of Hodgenville; two brothers, Frank and Bill Miniard, both of Louisville; four sisters, Sally Hampton of Cadiz, Ann Strauser of Rineyville, Linda Kiley of Radcliff and Shirley Trumbley of Radcliff; and five grandchildren, Erica Routt, Jerrod Miniard, Dustin Mauldin, Megan Mauldin and Alexis Brown.

The funeral is 2 p.m. Monday at Falling Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Knight officiating.  Burial will follow at Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is from 3:30 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfuneral.com.   Nelson Lee Rogers

Nelson Lee Rogers, 73, died Thursday, July 31, 2008, at his residence in North Vernon, Ind.

He is survived by four sons, Nelson Rogers Jr., Jeffrey Rogers, Bryan Rogers and David Rogers; and two daughters, Kimberly Rogers and Erin Rogers.

The funeral is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dove-Sharp and Rudicel Funeral Home in North Vernon, Ind., with burial to follow at Grandview Memorial Cemetery in Madison, Ind. A military graveside service also will be conducted.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday and after 1 p.m. Tuesday.   Frances Hamburg Wilkerson

Frances Hamburg Wilkerson, 82, of Munfordville, died  Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at Hart County Health Care Center in Horse Cave.

She is survived by a daughter, Sue Snawder; and two sons, Greg and Michael Kelly Wilkerson.

The funeral is 2 p.m. CDT today at Brooks Funeral Home in Munfordville with Brother Danny Sallee officiating. Interment will be at Concord Cemetery in Bonnieville.

Visitation continues 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT today at the funeral home.