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June 26, 2008: Obituaries

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By The Staff

Anna Belle Clarkson

Anna Belle Clarkson, 77, of Vine Grove, died Friday, June 20, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

She was a native of Adair County, where she was baptized at an early age at First Baptist Church of Columbia. Mrs. Clarkson was a member of Revelation Missionary Baptist Church in Vine Grove.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and John Dudley; a brother, George Dudley; and two sisters, Ruby Dudley and Jessie Murray.

Survivors include her loving husband, John Clarkson; four stepchildren, Joyce Alexander of Clarksville, Ind., Patricia Carter of San Antonio, Johnny Clarkson of Aurora, Ill., and Wesley Clarkson of Vine Grove; two sisters-in-law, Mary Clarkson and Lorene Clarkson, both of Elizabethtown; two nieces, Anna Williams of Fort Worth, Texas, and Sue Paris of Louisville; a nephew, Glen Murray of Louisville; 10 great-nieces; six great-nephews; a host of great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; 11 stepgrandchildren; 20 stepgreat-grandchildren; a stepgreat-great-grandchild; and a host of friends and relatives.

The memorial service is at 2 p.m. Sunday at Revelation Missionary Baptist Church, 617 E. Main St., Vine Grove.

Coffey & Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove is in charge of the arrangements.

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

Wardlea Edlin

Wardlea Edlin, 87, of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

A native of Hardin County, he retired from civil service after 30 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a recipient of a Purple Heart. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 113 and a member of 3 Cs camp during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Leo and Annie Pearl Davenport Edlin; a brother, Leslie Edlin; three sisters, Goldie Parrett, Geneva Pellman and Gladys Perkins; and two grandchildren, Michael Shannon Sheroan and Donald Lea Edlin.

Survivors include a son, Ronald Lee Edlin and his wife, Diana, of Indianapolis; two daughters, Priscilla Goodin and her husband, Danny, and Judy Logsdon and her husband, Ken, all of Elizabethtown; a brother, Wendell Edlin of Elizabethtown; three sisters, Dorothy Pellman, Freda Duggins and Sadie Daniels, all of Elizabethtown; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral is at 11 a.m. Friday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Raymond Ward officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at North Hardin Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is from 3:30 to 8 p.m. today and continues at 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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

John E. Snyder

John E. Snyder, 84, of Muldraugh, died Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Snyder; two daughters, Cindy Sessions and Alisa Snyder; and a son, Jerry Snyder.

The funeral is at 10 a.m. Saturday at Muldraugh United Methodist Church.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home in Brandenburg.

  Loretta ‘Lottie’ Lucille Dixon Stamm

Loretta “Lottie” Lucille Dixon Stamm, 85, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, June 21, 2008, in El Paso, Texas.

She was born in Glendale to Josephine and Jesse Dixon. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl G. Stamm Sr.; a daughter, Gerri Tonstad; and her long-time companion, Jake Jacobs.

Survivors include four daughters, Sheila Smith and Jack of El Paso, who lovingly cared for her, Patsy Hoter of Radcliff, Margaret Daniel and Dick of Shepherdsville, and Rene Robinson and Rob of North Carolina; two sons, Martin Stamm and Janice of Gainesville, Fla., and Carl Stamm Jr. of St. Petersburg; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Richard Tonstad.

Cremation was chosen with interment in St. Petersburg at a later date.

A Celebration of her Life service is at 5 p.m. Sunday at Freeman Lake Park in the area of the Old School House, which was one of her favorite locations to visit.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the donor’s favorite charity.   Earl David Voltz Sr.

Earl David Voltz Sr., 72, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Necedeh, Wis., died Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

Mr. Voltz was a member of The Church of God in Dennis, Miss. He was an Army veteran. He was born and raised in Necedeh. He worked for American Motors in Kenosha, Wis., the Necedeh Pallet Factory and as a self-employed carpenter in Wisconsin, Kentucky and Mississippi. Additionally, he had been a Pentecostal evangelist. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cars, reading the Bible and his recently renewed passion for gun collecting and storytelling to grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Sarah Voltz, who died March 1; a son, Jeffrey Alan Voltz; infant twins, Earl and Barbara Voltz; his mother, Ethel Voltz; his father, Earl D. Voltz Sr.; a sister, Bonnie Westrich; and two brothers, Edward and Donald Voltz.

Survivors include four daughters, Sally Bourgeault and her husband, Gary, of Elizabethtown, Teresa Bosio and her husband, John, of Franklin, N.C., Kimberly Handy and her husband, Roy, of Springfield, Mo., and Hope Skripsky and her husband, James, of Meadowlands, Minn.; three sons, John D. Voltz and his wife, Cindy, of Hodgenville, Earl D. Voltz Jr. and his wife, Donna, of Cecilia, and Thomas C. Voltz of Elizabethtown; two sisters, Margie Marceau of Alabama and Harriet Crawford and her husband, Walter, of Necedeh; 20 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral is at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with the Revs. Johnnie Larimore, Richard Binkley and Elijah Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in White Mills Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 11:30 a.m. today and continues at 8 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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