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July 11, 2008 Obituaries

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By The Staff

Brian Hugh Anderson

Brian Hugh Anderson, 50, of Butte, Mont., died Tuesday, July 8, 2008, in Butte.

Survivors include a daughter, Jenica Anderson; his mother, Sharon Biggs; and his stepfather, Bill Biggs.

Mills and Mills Funeral Home in Olympia, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Irene E. Hall

Irene E. Hall, 88, of Elizabethtown, died Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at Kensington Manor.

She was a native of Peach Creek, W.Va., and was a beautician. She was a member of Severns Valley Baptist Church and was active on the resident council at Allegro and Helmwood Health Care.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Forest R. and Ora L. Ball Clemons; her husband, Thomas P. Hall; and a sister, Madeline C. Jordan.

Survivors include two daughters, Pat Laurence and her husband, Tom, of Urbana, Ill., and Victoria Hall of New York; two nieces and caregivers, Linda Jarrell of Radcliff and Sue Jordan Thompson of Elizabethtown; a nephew, C.E. Jordan of Fresno, Calif.; and a grandchild, Eliott Laurence of California.

Graveside services will be private.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to noon today at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfuneral.com.   Rita May Corbett Harris

Mrs. Rita May Corbett Harris, 66, of Elizabethtown, died of cancer in her home Thursday, July 10, 2008, to the sound of the church bells at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.  Her favorite part of living in her home was listening to the sound of the church bells every day. 

She was a native of Meade County and attended St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown. She managed rental property in Elizabethtown for the last 25 years, and worked tirelessly up until the time of her death. She was not only a landlady to her tenants, but a friend and caregiver to so many in their times of need.

Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Leeland Harris; and her parents, William A. Corbett Sr. and Margaret Montgomery Corbett.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Harris of Elizabethtown; two sons, Mark Harris and his wife, Teresa, of Elizabethtown and Scott Harris and his wife, April, of Bowling Green; three brothers, William Anthony Corbett Jr. of Falls of Rough, Joseph “Gene” Corbett of Doe Valley and Martin R. Corbett of Vine Grove; two sisters, Margaret Ann Ray of Vine Grove and Mary Ellen Brewer of Oklahoma; and eight grandchildren, Craig Williams and Jon Williams and his wife, Brittany, all of Louisville, Lindsey Williams of Elizabethtown, Ryan and Ben Harris, both of Elizabethtown, and Scotty, Addison and Reese Harris, all of Bowling Green.

The funeral is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy officiating. A graveside service is at 3 p.m. Sunday at Lewisburg Cemetery in Lewisburg.

Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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

The Rev. Wilbur Cessna ‘Bill’ Morris

The Rev. Wilbur Cessna “Bill” Morris, 89, of Louisville, died Thursday, July 10, 2008, at his residence.

The Hart County native was a World War II Army veteran, a member of Cecilia United Methodist Church, American Legion Post No. 113, VFW Post 10281 in Vine Grove and the Masonic Lodge. He was a retired Methodist minister serving 13 Methodist circuits in 30½ years. He loved fishing, hunting, dancing and telling jokes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Lillie Pearl Taylor Morris; a brother, Clifford Lee Morris; and a grandson.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Lorine McGaha Morris; four sons, Wayne Morris and Sue of Benton, Steve Morris and Janie of Cecilia, Dean Morris and Sheila of Columbia and Monte Morris and Rhonda of Benton; a daughter, June Tidwell and Dean of Louisville; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hosparus of Louisville.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfuneral.com.   Carmella Roten

Carmella Roten, 30, died Thursday, July 10, 2008.

Arrangements are incomplete at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.   L.A. ‘Beans’ Stilts

L.A. “Beans” Stilts, 86, of Hardyville, died Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at Britthaven of Bowling Green.

He was a Metcalfe County native, retired businessman, farmer, wood craftsman, a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and an Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Worth Stilts and Lillian Mable Rock Stilts.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Redis Lile Stilts; a daughter, Pat Love and her husband, Coleman, of Elizabethtown; a son, Ronnie Stilts and his wife, Connie, of Franklin; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mable Lile and her husband, James, of Elizabethtown and Diane Stilts of Louisville; a brother, Kenneth Stilts of Louisville; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral is at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home in Horse Cave with burial in Houk Cemetery.

Visitation is from 2 to 9 p.m. CDT today and continues at 9 a.m. CDT Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Gideon’s International, American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.