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Jan. 18, 2009: Obituaries

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By Bob White

Susan Kathleen Baker

Susan Kathleen Baker, 93, of Elizabethtown, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at her residence.

She was born on Nov. 15, 1915, in Hopkins County. She graduated from Earlington High School as the valedictorian and later graduated from beauty school and was a hairdresser in Michigan for 20 years. She enjoyed her church and class at Severns Valley Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Raymond Baker; and her parents, George and Mary Brewer Sadler.

She is survived by a daughter, Brenda and Gene Davis of White Mills; a son, Michael and Charlotte Baker of Crossville, Tenn.; two grandsons, Timothy and April Hensley of Elizabethtown and Jeffrey and Brenda Baker of Riverview, Mich.; two granddaughters, Sherye and Robbie King of Mount Sterling and Cindy and Jim Oswalt of Milan, Mich.; and five great-grandchildren, Andrew, Alayna, Grace, Toni and Jim.

Funeral services were Friday at Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Bill Ray officiating. Burial was Saturday at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Madisonville.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.manakeefuneralhome .com.

Janet L. Hornback

Janet L. Hornback, 51, of Hodgenville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Hodgenville and a self-employed beautician at Magic Mirror.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Delp and Eva Bennett Smith.

She is survived by her husband, Frank Hornback; a son, Paul David Rucker of Campbellsville; three sisters, Hazel Sanders and Linda Minor, both of Cave City, and Kitty Smith of Hodgenville; three brothers, Steven Smith and David Smith, both of Horse Cave, and Clark Smith of Cave City; and a grandson, Zack Rucker.

The funeral is at 11 a.m. EDT Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Hodgenville with the Rev. Kenneth Fortener officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joachim Cemetery in White City.

Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. EDT today and after 9 a.m. Monday at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. today and the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.bennett-bertram.com.

Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville is in charge of arrangements.   Hayes Thomas Payton

Hayes Thomas Payton, 93, of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

The Hardin County native was a member of Hodgenville Church of God of Prophecy and retired from civil service after 20 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Payton; his parents, Charles and Hettie Sinclair Payton; a son, Kenneth Payton; a grandson, Timothy Payton; two brothers; and two sisters. He is survived by two sons, Robert E. and Shirley Payton and Donald L. and Charlotte Payton; two daughters, Rita K. and Howie Sell and Karen L. Payton; one brother, Leonard Payton; and one sister, Betty Neff, all of Elizabethtown; four grandchildren, Kimberly Riggs, Greg Payton, Theresa Williams and Penny Booker. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home with Brother Gerald Payton officiating. Burial will be in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens. Visitation continues after 11 a.m. today at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfuneral.com.   Earl Leonard Shaw

Earl Leonard Shaw, 95, of Radcliff, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009 at Park Terrace Health Campus in Louisville.

Mr. Shaw was a Christian man. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Elizabethtown, and the Masonic Lodge and Order of Eastern Star, both in Nashville, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Shaw; a daughter, Sue Hennen; and four brothers.| He is survived by his daughter, Janice Fitzgerald, of Brandenburg; and his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.

The funeral is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff with the Rev. Stuart Jones officiating. Burial will be in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The guest register may be signed at www.nebfh.com.