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James Milton Coleman
James Milton Coleman, 90, of Elizabethtown, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at his residence in Elizabethtown.
He was a native of Owen County but lived the majority of his life in Hardin County. He was a veteran of World War II and retired from civil service. He was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church for more than 55 years, where he was active in the jail ministry. He also was a member of the Gideon Bible International.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Cecil Harlow Coleman; his wife, Dorothy Norisez; three brothers, Selbert, Vernon and a twin brother, Isaac; three sisters, Alma, Emma D. and Maxine; and a great-granddaughter, Kayla Rose.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys Johnstone Coleman of Elizabethtown; two daughters, Helen Jean Cowley of Clearwater, Fla., and Janet Hancock and Gary of Oologah, Okla.; a son, Clyde Coleman and Lisa of Elizabethtown; four sisters, Nora Michael, Etta May Spaulding, Ann Greer and Verna Simpson; two brothers, Freeman Coleman and Lloyd Coleman; eight grandchildren, Dacia Kaser, Matthew Cowley, Peter Coleman, Melanie Coleman, Mandy Walderon, Charles Kytta, Christian Atchley and Coleman “Cole” Atchley; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of lifelong friends.
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Amos Glendenning officiating. Burial will be in Hardin Memorial Park.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today and continues from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Gideon Bible International.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.manakeefuneralhome.com.
Charles Patrick Doyle
Charles Patrick Doyle, 91, of Elizabethtown, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
He was a native of Newark, N.J., and was a member of St. James Catholic Church, where he was chairman of the administration committee, a minister of Eucharist, an usher and served on the Parish Council. He was an active member of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club, where he was sergeant at arms at one time and was a Kentucky Colonel commissioned by Wendell Ford in 1974. He was superintendent of special products at Crucible Magnetics, Elizabethtown, where he worked for 46 years.
He was a lifelong and active member of the Knights of Columbus. He joined the K of C in New Jersey and transferred his membership to Elizabethtown Council No. 1455, where he became Grand Knight and District Deputy. He was Faithful Navigator of the Msgr. McGee General Assembly and went on to serve the State Council as treasurer, state deputy, membership director, Vocation director, Protocol director and many other appointed offices. He was appointed as State Master of the Fourth Degree, was general chairman of the 68th annual State Convention of the Knights of Columbus held in Elizabethtown in 1971 and was instrumental in bringing the National Convention to Louisville during his term as state deputy. He served many years as a trustee of the Knights of Columbus Mental Retardation Foundation of KY, Inc.
He is recognized by Elizabethtown Council No. 1455 for his many contributions with the establishment of an annual Charles P. Doyle Knights of Columbus award.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Verna T. Wilk Doyle; his parents, Patrick and Martha Doyle; and three sisters, Ann Doyle, Rita Maroney and Pat Verchot.
Survivors include two sons, Charles P. Doyle and Evelyn of Elizabethtown and Kevin M. Doyle and Cathy of Lexington; six grandchildren, Jennifer Shah and Ajay of Lexington, Patrick Doyle and Kim of Clayton, N.C., Amy Greene and Marc of Sterling, Va., Megan Doyle of Elizabethtown, Corry Doyle and Leigh of New York City and Ryan Doyle of Denver; and many loving nieces and nephews.
The funeral Mass is at 11 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Dick Sullivan, the Rev. Stanley Osborne and the Rev. Chuck Walker officiating. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today and continues at 9 a.m. Friday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.
A prayer vigil service is at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. James Land Fund, Knights of Columbus No. 1455 or the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfuneral.com.
Alta Mae Leonard
Alta Mae Leonard, 84, of Vine Grove, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.
She was a member of Red Hill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Gladys Sidenstricker.
She is survived by her husband, Paul M. Leonard; a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly Leonard Gray and Bill Gray of Hiram, Ga.; three brothers, Arthur Cockriel and Albert Cockriel, both of Radcliff, and Hubert Cockriel of Rineyville; two sisters, Jean Royalty of Radcliff and Gloria Clater of Vine Grove; one granddaughter, Michelle Gray Jones of Mableton, Ga.; and two great-grandchildren, Nathan Parks Jones and Reagan Gray Jones.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Friday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove with the Rev. James Royalty officiating. Burial will be in the Vine Grove Cemetery.
The visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today and continues at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The guest register may be signed at www.nebfh.com.
Kenneth Duane Pearson
Kenneth Duane Pearson, 65, of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at his daughter’s residence.
He was a native of Leavenworth, Kan., and was retired from civil service as a supervisor for an asbestos/ electrical/boiler plant. He served in the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Anna Leone “Happy” Mahieu Pearson; and his niece, Jo Ann Whitaker.
He is survived by two daughters, Cindy Pearson of Elizabethtown and Mikki McCallum and Don of Lexington; one brother, Gary Pearson of Apache Junction, Ariz.; one sister, Meredith Whitaker of Pratt, Kan.; three grandchildren, Jessica McCallum, Lindsay McCallum and Ellie McCallum; and six nieces and nephews, Rick Pearson, Joy Friedt, Janet Comeau, Steve Pearson, Todd Whitaker and Karyn Rinke.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at Camp Table Rock in Shell Knob., Mo., by the Rev. Rick Pearson.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfuneral.com.
Judith Kay Scrogham
Judith Kay Scrogham, 65, of Lebanon Junction, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.
A native of Bullitt County, she was the former Judith Kay Coffey. She was a housewife and homemaker and was a member of Belmont Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was an excellent seamstress and cake decorator.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Butler “Bill” Scrogham; a son, William Richard Scrogham; her parents, George Richard and Rachael Christina (Goodrich) Coffey; and two sisters, Joann and Joyce Coffey.
Survivors include two daughters, Rachael Kay Smith (Rick) of Shepherdsville and Robin Kay Streble (Dale) of Lebanon Junction; a son, Raymond Curtis Scrogham (Lee Ann) of North Dakota; five grandchildren; and a sister, Rose Mary (Coffey) Jonas of Salem, Ind.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Friday at Kappel Funeral Home in Lebanon Junction with the Rev. Bob Tipton officiating. Burial will be in Shawler Cemetery in Lebanon Junction.
Visitation continues from noon to 8 p.m. today and at 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Diabetes Association or Crescendo Lions Club.