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May 4, 2008: Obituaries

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By The Staff

Ruby Brooks

Ruby Brooks, 83, of Hodgenville, died Friday, May 2, 2008, at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville.She was a homemaker and a member of South Fork Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Brooks; a son, David Brooks; her parents, Ed and Janie Gardner Brown; two sisters, Lillie Robinson and Mary Lee Phillips; and two brothers, William Brown and Walter Brown.Survivors include a son, Billy Brooks and his wife, Helen, of Buffalo; two granddaughters, Janie Brooks of Dry Ridge and Stephanie Brooks of Hodgenville; a grandson, Bobby Brooks and his wife, Sheila, of Magnolia; and a brother, James Brown of Hodgenville.The funeral is at 2 p.m. today at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with the Rev. Gordon McDowell officiating. Burial will follow in Hammonsville Cemetery.Visitation continues at 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.Condolences may be expressed online at www.bennett-bertram.com.

Wayne C. Cumming

Wayne C. Cumming, 69, of Irvington, died Saturday, May 3, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.Survivors include his wife, Ida M. Cumming; a son, Grant W. Cumming; a daughter, Kimberly Cumming; a step-daughter, Tina Rae Combs Ainley; and his mother, Sylvia Cumming.The funeral is at 1 p.m. Monday at the chapel of the Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington, with burial to follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. George Edwin HeslerGeorge Edwin Hesler, 73, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Brandenburg, died Thursday, May 1, 2008, at Woodland Terrace Nursing Center in Elizabethtown. He was preceded in death by his wife, Glinda Catherine Hesler; a son, Edwin Lee Hesler; a sister, Donna Wiseman; and a brother, Louis G. Hesler Jr. Survivors include three children, Robert Glenn and Michelle Hesler of Brandenburg, Daniel Ray and Keri Hesler of Battletown and Christy Lynn and Chris Tharpe of Elizabethtown; a brother, John D. Hesler of Brandenburg; and 10 grandchildren. The funeral was Saturday at Hager Funeral Home in Brandenburg with burial in Cap Anderson Cemetery.

Beverly Ann Dennis

Beverly Ann Dennis, 59, of Lebanon Junction, died Saturday, May 3, 2008, at her residence.

She was the former Beverly Ann Widener and a native of Anderson, Ind. She was a former surgical technician, computer programmer, housewife and homemaker. She was a member of the Lebanon Junction Chapter #72 Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Shepherdsville Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, James E. “Lucky” Dennis; two daughters, Kelly Rippy of Bloomington, Ill., and Samantha Klingsmith of Jeffersonville, Ind.; one son, Danny Smith of Shepherdsville; two step-daughters, Alice Hill of Shepherdsville and Bonnie Gamache of Lebanon Junction; two half-brothers, Jon Widener of Anderson, Ind., and Brian Bargerhuff of Dallas; and 10 grandchildren.

The funeral is at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Shepherdsville Christian Church with the Rev. Deke Rigor officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Junction City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at Kappel Funeral Home in Lebanon Junction and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church. A special service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday by the Order of the Eastern Star.

Charles Curtis Elmore

Charles Curtis Elmore, 73, of Elizabethtown, died Friday, May 2, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. A native of Hart County, he retired as the owner of C.E. Electric. He also was a farmer and a member of Valley Creek Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Lula Hall Elmore; and a brother, Dewey Elmore.

Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Shelby Jean McFelia Elmore; a daughter, Sheila Brown and her husband, Larry; two sons, Pat Elmore and his wife, Stacy, and Neal Elmore and his wife, Karen, all of Elizabethtown; three sisters, Gueldine King of Elizabethtown and  Moreen Skaggs and Bonnie Toy, both of Louisville; eight grandchildren, Brandi Elmore-Geisert, Anthony Curtis, Ashley Marie, Logan Thomas, Jordan Elizabeth, Ethan Cole and Kyleigh Alicia Elmore and Walton Brown; and four great-grandchildren, Sheridan, Landon and Cameron Elmore and Tre Wright.

The funeral is at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Dixon-Atwood & Trowbridge Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Steve Hill and the Rev. Danny Bryan officiating. Burial will be in Valley Creek Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and continue after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

Bobbie Lee Hardesty

Bobbie Lee Hardesty, 69, of Elizabethtown, died Friday, May 2, 2008, at his home.

A native of Louisville, he was retired from Brown and Williamson after 37 years, a member of Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church and a Kentucky Colonel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Lee and Mattie Booth Hardesty; and a brother, John William Reeves.

Survivors include his loving wife, Ruth Ann Coles Hardesty; two daughters, Kimberly Elliott and her husband, Chuck, of Florida and Robin Brown and her husband, Joe, of Elizabethtown; two sons, Terry L. Hardesty and his wife, Carolyn S., of Indiana and Joseph “Tiny” Hardesty and his wife, Barbara, of Elizabethtown; six grandchildren, Kyle, Kourtney, Nicole, Ashley, Austin and Madison; and one great-grandchild, Noah.

The funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Dixon-Atwood & Trowbridge Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Burial will be in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Sarah Frances Sadler

 

Sarah Frances Sadler, 66, of Mountain Grove, Mo., died Thursday, May 1, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph Willard Sadler; and a son, Tony Sadler.

The funeral will be at Harkins Funeral Home Inc. in Delta, Pa.

Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

The Rev. Clarence Raymond Harper

The Rev. Clarence Raymond Harper, 80, of Cecilia, died Saturday, May 3, 2008, at his residence.

He was a native of Hardin County, a retired civil service worker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Eastview.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Rachel Miles Harper; his parents, Alvin and Annie Klinglesmith; a brother, Floyd Harper; a grandson, Jeramey Michael Harper; and a son-in-law, Raymond Ashlock.

Survivors include three sons Roger and Tammy Harper and Mark Harper, all of Cecilia, and Michael and Elisabeth Harper of Elizabethtown; a daughter, Rita Ashlock Miller and Tommy of Leitchfield; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The funeral is at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Eastview, with the Rev. Rodney Troutman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation is from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday, and continues after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church. J.L. Steen Funeral Directors in Elizabethtown is in charge of arrangements.

 

Colleen Moss Harper

Colleen Moss Harper, 51, of Hodgenville, died Friday, May 2, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

She was a former employee of Nationwide Uniform and Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Moss and Mary James McConnell Harper; two sisters, Norma Jean Hutcherson and Betty James VanMeter Nutt; and two brothers, Conrad VanMeter and William McConnell VanMeter.

Survivors include two sisters, Jacqueline Wallace of Munfordville and Melvina Taylor of Boulder, Colo.; her companion, Freddy Carter; her special friends, Katie Carter, Jerry Peace, Robert Peace, Niccole Carter and Kevin Carter; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with the Rev. Gerald Gardner and the Rev. Carlton Puryear officiating. Cremation will follow.

Visitation will begin after 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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

Russell Houk

Russell Houk, 66, of Munfordville, died at 8 p.m. CDT Friday, May 2, 2008, at his residence.

The Green County native was born May 14, 1941. He was a dairy farmer and of the Pentecostal faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos Leon and Doris Tucker Houk; his wife of 48 years, Willis Kidd Houk; and three brothers, Leon, Frederick and Ronnie Houk.

Survivors include his two daughters, Joanie Turner and Scott of Elizabethtown and Sonya Bell and Ricky of Rineyville; two sons, William Houk and Sandy of Munfordville and Mark Houk and Sandra of Rowletts; three sisters, Norma Ennis and Steve and BernaJean Goff and Jesse, all of Greensburg, and Dyrena White and James of Elizabethtown; three brothers, Danny Houk and Stevie Houk, both of Nashville, and Benny Houk and Tammy of Campbellsville; eight grandchildren, Sarah Crain, Jacob and Andrew Bell, Madison, Nicholas and Jonathan Houk and Madison and Jackie Riggs; and one great-grandchild, Thomas Wells.

The funeral is at 1 p.m. CDT Monday at Brooks Funeral Home in Munfordville with Bro. Ronald Riordan officiating. Interment will be at Timberlake Cemetery in Munfordville.

Visitation is from noon to 9 p.m. CDT today and will continue 9 a.m. to the time of the funeral Monday.

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

Terence R. ‘Terry’ Jones

Terence R. "Terry" Jones, 53, of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, May 1, 2008, as a result of a motorcycle accident.

He was a native of Baltimore and attended Hawesville United Methodist Church. He retired from the Army after 20 years of service and worked at Publishers Printing Company for 13 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilson Raymond and Shirley Collins Jones.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen M. “Kathy” Jones of Elizabethtown; three sons, Brian Jones of Radcliff, Daniel Jones and Thomas Jones and Julie, all of Elizabethtown; one sister, Sharon Parker of Maryland; three stepbrothers, Robert McCone and Fred McCone, both of Maryland, and Albert McCone of Danvers, Mass.; one stepsister, Eileen Tobel of Danvers, Mass.; and two grandchildren, Alan Jones and Ally Jones.

The memorial service is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

Visitation begins at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfu neral.com.

Lillie Bennett Wilcox

Lillie Bennett Wilcox, 79, of Upton, died Thursday, May 1, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

She was a wonderful wife and mother and loved to grow flowers and watch birds. She was a member of Upton Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tommy and Edna Heath Bennett; a grandson, Jonothan Graig Wilcox; three brothers, James Bennett, Lee Roy Bennett and Don Bennett; and a sister, Helen Grimes.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Charles T. Wilcox; three sons, David Lee Wilcox and Billy Joe Wilcox, both of Upton, and Dale Alan Wilcox of Elizabethtown; a sister, Mary Puckett of Louisville; two brothers, Harold Bennett of Upton and Troy Bennett of Elizabethtown; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral is at 2 p.m. today at Upton Baptist Church in Upton with the Rev. Lonnie Sheets and the Rev. John Smith officiating. Burial will be in Upton Cemetery.

Visitation continues from 9 a.m. to noon today Manakee Funeral Home in Upton and at 1 p.m. today at the church.

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