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Dorothy Fay South Alvey
Dorothy South Alvey, 90, born Oct. 11, 1918, at Summit, the daughter of Edgar Foley and Belle Richardson South, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, in Washington, D.C., where she resided.
She was a graduate of Clarkson High School and Bryant & Stratton Business College. She worked more than 46 years for the Selective Service System — first as clerk of the local draft board in Leitchfield and for more than 25 years at National Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where she received the agency’s highest recognition, the Outstanding Service Award. She retired in 1995.
Mrs. Alvey was a charter member of the National Capitol Area Chapter (NCAC) of People to People, International (PTPI), a former president of NCAC and an international trustee of PTPI. In 2000, she established the International Neighbors Program connecting NCAC with the International Fellows Program of the National Defense University. In 2006, her work with this program received the Outstanding Public Service Award from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Armed Forces.
In Washington, D.C., she was a member and events chair of the George Washington University Club and a member of Friends of GWU; a member and officer of the Kentucky Society of Washington; a charter member of Friends of Mount Vernon and of the Native American Indian Museum; a charter member of the Women in Military Service of Arlington Memorial, and at Arlington Cemetery Women’s Memorial is listed in “They Also Served.” She also was a member of the League of Republican Women, the Kennedy Center and the Military Community Officers Club. She served as a volunteer with the National Archives and the Woodrow Wilson House and was a Friend of the National Zoo.
Locally, she was a member of Summit United Methodist Church, a member of the Grayson County Historical Society, the American Legion Auxiliary West Hardin Post 108 and was a former president of the Leitchfield Woman’s Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, William A. Alvey.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda N. and Michael Mayhew of Clarkson; her brother and sister-in-law, Randall E. and Nita Carr South of Elizabethtown; one nephew; one great-nephew; and two great-great-nephews.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Summit United Methodist Church with interment in Summit Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.
Non-floral expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Dorothy S. Alvey Memorial Scholarship Fund of People to People, International or to the Summit Cemetery Fund.
Carolyn Adella Foster Dutcher
Carolyn Adella Foster Dutcher, 90, of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.
A memorial service is at noon Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, at Memorial United Methodist Church.
Visitation is Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church.
Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of arrangements. Retired Sgt. Maj. Dale E. Kringle
Retired Sgt. Maj. Dale E. Kringle, 85, of Radcliff, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at his home.
He was born May 1, 1923, in Hibbing, Minn. He served 30 years in the Army. He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and three tours of duty in Vietnam. His early Army career was spent in the Army Air Corp. The remainder of his Army career was in the JAG Corps, the military justice system.
Sgt. Maj. Kringle was a man extremely proud of his Minnesota roots and Scandinavian heritage. He was an avid fan of both the Chicago Cubs and the University of Louisville sports. His love of country was preceded only by his love of his family.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife and war bride, Kaethe.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Marcey and Bill Lesak of Louisville; two granddaughters, Brandy and Jim Scott of Holland (the Netherlands) and Kelly and Travis Johnson of Louisville; four great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Lauren, Drew and Reese; and two sisters, Colleen Bergstrom of Loveland, Colo., and Lona Irwin of San Benito, Texas.
It was his request to be cremated.
Visitation will be held from 2 until 4 p.m. today at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Diabetes Association, Louisville Office, 161 St. Matthews Ave., Suite 3, Louisville, KY 40207.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.nebfh.com.
Virginia Mason, 88, of Louisville, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008.
A self-employed beautician, she was a member of Ravenswood Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Mason.
Survivors include her sister, Elnora Harshfield; and three nieces, Kathy Rabuzzi and Cindy and Becky Harshfield.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pennsylvania Run Cemetery.
To express online condolences and light a memory candle, please visit www.dixonatwood.com.
Dixon-Atwood & Trowbridge Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of arrangements. Boneva Mudd McClure
Boneva Mudd McClure, 78, of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
She was a native of Nelson County and worked at Morningside Elementary in the lunch room.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Watt H. McClure Jr.; her parents, James A. and Emma Faulkerson Mudd; one brother, A.V. Mudd; and one sister, Lona Dadisman.
She is survived by four sons, Gregory H. McClure and Theresa of Lexington, Michael S. McClure, Daniel P. McClure and Timothy S. McClure and Rhonda, all of Elizabethtown; one daughter, Calla Rae Banks and J.K. of Elizabethtown; two brothers, Ivo M. Mudd of Bardstown and Emmett J. Mudd of Oregon; one sister, Anna J. Vittitow of Mount Washington; seven grandchildren, Crockett, Robert, Kindred, Donna, Tara, Sheila and Corey; and three great-grandchildren, Amanda, Landon and Douglas.
The funeral is at 2 p.m. Monday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with burial to follow at Hardin Memorial Park.
Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. today and after 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfu
Vivian Cowley Meyers
Vivian Cowley Meyers, 100, of Stone Mountain, Ga., formerly of Elizabethtown, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, in Stone Mountain.
Arrangements are incomplete at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Blanche Howie Pridgen
Mrs. Blanche Howie Pridgen, 83, of Radcliff, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She is survived by a son, Reginald Howie; two daughters, Brenda Thomas (Peter) of Radcliff and Debra Mall (Azmat) of San Francisco; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at noon Tuesday at Stithton Baptist Church in Radcliff with burial to follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. Monday at Percell & Sons Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.
Michael Lynn Raymer
Michael Lynn Raymer, infant, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Arnold G. Lynn.
He is survived by his parents, Franklynn Brown Raymer and Stephanie Jane Wardrip of Flaherty; paternal grandmother, Beverly C. Brown of Flaherty; and maternal grandparents, Michael and Kay Doneghue of Glendale.
Graveside services will be private at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church Cemetery in Flaherty.
Coffey & Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.cof
Richard Ward Smith
Richard Ward Smith, 54, of Radcliff, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.
He retired from the Army and served in the Gulf War. He was a member of V. F. W. Post No. 10281 in Vine Grove.
He is survived by his wife, Terrie Smith; three daughters, Dawn Smith of Vine Grove, Heather and Clyde Welch of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Carrie Ann and Marc Barnes of Radcliff; five sisters, Mary and Butch Brown of Spanaway, Wash., Peggy and Kenneth Chovan and Terri and William Gaynor, all of Massilon, Ohio, Paula and Lee Snyder of Sencaville, Ohio, and Amie and Mitch Valentine of Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, Jack Smith of Navarre, Ohio, and John Smith of Massilon, Ohio; and five grandchildren, Zachary Welch, Ashley Smith, Jacquavion Mossee, Destiny Barnes and Niasia Barnes.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove. Burial will be private at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The guest register may be signed at www.nebfh.com.
Loretta Emma Spanbauer Strange
Loretta Emma Spanbauer Strange, 85, of Elizabethtown, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 29, 1922, in Oshkosh, Wis., the daughter of Lawrence and Barbara Hoffman Spanbauer. Loretta married Harold James Strange on July 25, 1942, in Oshkosh. She was a homemaker and was Cub Scout den mother 306 in Louisville. She volunteered at Hardin Memorial Hospital and was a member of Lincoln Trail Homemakers and the Nine Patchers Quilt Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold James Strange; two sisters, Irene Koeck and Betty Berdan; and four brothers, Lawrence, Alfred, Norman and Norbert Spanbauer.
She is survived by five sons, Robert (Nancy ) Strange, Gary (Penny) Strange, Bruce (Kim) Strange, Harold James Strange Jr., and Ron (Shirley) Strange; four daughters Diane (Wayne) Trombley, Andrea (James) McMillen, Tina (Terry) Adams and Sally (David) McKinney; three sisters, Rose Sundquist, her twin Lorraine Spanbauer of Oshkosh, Wis., and Bernice (John) Fair of Florissant, Mo.; and one brother, Ralph (Neita Fay) Spanbauer of Oshkosh; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Stanley Osborne officiating. Burial will be in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hosparus.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfuneral.com.