May 7, 2008: Obituaries

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By The Staff

William Richard ‘Rick’ Bewley

William Richard “Rick” Bewley, 55, of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Bewley. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Brown Funeral Home.   Norman Gene Fields Norman Gene Fields, 53, of Upton, died Sunday, May 4, 2008, at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Betty Fields of Boston; and two sons, William Fields and Merritt Fields, both of Clarkson. The funeral is at 10 a.m. CDT Thursday at Rogers-Oller Funeral Chapel with burial in Stoney Point Cemetery in Upton. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. CDT today at the funeral home.   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 and was a World War II veteran. He was retired from civil service and was a member of First Baptist Church of Eastview. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Rachel Miles Harper; his parents, Alvin and Annie Klinglesmith Harper; 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 and Tommy Miller of Leitchfield; two brothers, Roy Lewis Harper of Elizabethtown and Earl Harper; three sisters, Louise Fox, Rose Peters of Cecilia, and Dorothy Crump of Hodgenville; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. The funeral was Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Eastview with the Rev. Rodney Troutman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. J.L. Steen Funeral Directors of Elizabethtown (765-6535) is in charge of arrangements.   Byron S. Henderson Byron S. Henderson, 85, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., died Saturday, May 3, 2008, of natural causes at his residence in The Hawthorne Inn.  He was born Jan. 6, 1923, in Moundsville, W.Va., and graduated from Bethany College in West Virginia. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942, served in World War II, was wounded at Okinawa, served through the Korean War, and reached the commissioned rank of captain. Prior to recall to Korea, he joined Ketchum, MacLeod & Grove Advertising Agency in Pittsburgh, and worked as an account executive. After his Korean service he joined Aluminum Company of America’s advertising department in Pittsburgh. He was a member of the Pittsburgh Press Club, Chartiers Country Club, the Thornburg Borough Council, and was a Certified Business Communicator. After 34 years of service, he retired in 1988 as manager of Marketing Communications at ALCOA. He and his wife, Eleanor, retired to Hilton Head Island in 1992. He was married to Eleanor Painter Henderson for 56 years and together they had six children. “Barney” as he was lovingly referred to, was blessed with 10 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.  Survivors include four daughters and two sons; Susan Helbling of Cincinnati, Tencie Smith of Hilton Head, S.C., Barbara Morrone of Bluffton, S.C., Robert Henderson of Savannah, Ga., Beth Pate of Kingsport, Tenn., and William Henderson of Bluffton; and a brother, Richard Henderson of Shingle Springs, Calif.  There will be a private family memorial service today at The Island Funeral Home and Crematory, 4 Cardinal Road, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Burial will be at the Beaufort National Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Andrew By the Sea United Methodist Church, 20 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, or to the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation at www.marineheritage.org. The Island Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.   Dale Roger Walsh Dale Roger Walsh, 83, of Magnolia, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He was a member of Knoxes Creek Baptist Church near Linwood and was a lifetime farmer and “Jack of all Trades.” He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey Hobson and Delphine Wilson Walsh; and a sister, Daphine Walsh. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Minnie Walsh; two daughters, Vickie Jones and her husband, Joey, of Magnolia, and Shelia Beams and her husband, William Cledus, of Hodgenville; three grandchildren, Candy Sullivan Webb and her husband, Bryan, of Louisville, Heather Hack and her husband, Jamie, of Magnolia, and Pvt. Matthew Jones, stationed in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; and six great-grandchildren, Devan Tyler Jackson, Jordan Taylor Webb, Kaitlin Briann Hack, Tori Hope Jackson, Caleb Todd Hack and Caden Dale Hack. The funeral is at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday at Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia with the Rev. Darrell Hensley officiating. Burial will follow in Knoxes Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation begins at 3 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.dixon-rogers.com.