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Obituaries

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Nov. 24, 2010

Janet Clair Beatty, 74
Shirley Maxine Brady, 74
Clarence Weeden Cochran, 88
Jamie Nikole Douthitt, 31
Clarence Alan Dunn, 60
Geraldine Benningfield Geary, 64
Robert “Bob” M. Groves, 91
Kevin D. House, 37

Janet Clair Beatty
Janet Clair Beatty, 74, of Elizabethtown, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
She was a native of Grand Forks, N.D., a member of First Presbyterian Church and a retired supervisor for TACK. She was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the American Legion Post No. 113 Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Susan Pincomb; and a daughter, Kimberly Sugden.
She is survived by her companion of 19 years, William D. Close; two sons, Scott Madsen and Jeff Burwell; three daughters, Robin Maki, Susan Cowlen and Lynn Kerns; one sister, Nancy Bryant; and one brother, Robert Pincomb.
A graveside service is at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Red Hill Cemetery with Simon Highway officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.
Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Maxine Brady with pic
Shirley Maxine Brady, 74, of Hodgenville, passed away, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at her residence.
She was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Hodgenville and was retired from E-town Sportswear.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gerald Highbaugh; a son, J.W. Highbaugh; her parents, Sanford and Fannie Miller Puckett; and two half-brothers, Calvin Shipp and Cleo Shipp.
She is survived by her husband, John Foster Brady; two sons, Lynn Highbaugh of Elizabethtown and Dennie “Doodle” (Pam) McClain of Hodgenville; three stepdaughters, Kathy Armon of Sonora, Donna Bobbitt of Hodgenville and Pam Bolton of Upton; three sisters, Dean Rock of Florida, Phyllis Smith of Lyons Station and Gayle Gritton of Bardstown; two brothers, Arlen Puckett and Marshall Puckett, both of Linwood; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
The funeral is at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at Victory Baptist Church in Hodgenville with the Rev. Claudie Long officiating. Burial will follow in Knoxes Creek Church Cemetery in Hart County.
Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville and after 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
Condolences also may be expressed at www.bennett-bertram.com.

Clarence Weeden Cochran w/ pic & flag
Clarence Weeden Cochran, 88, of Rineyville, passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at his residence.
Mr. Cochran was a veteran of World War II having served in the Lighter Than Air Division of South America while in the United States Navy. He began farming on his stepfather’s 100-acre farm in 1945. After years of farming cattle, hogs, corn and soybeans and upon his retirement he had accumulated more than 1,200 acres in the Rineyville and Big Spring area. He was a member of St. Brigid Catholic Church in Vine Grove, Kentucky Pork Producers, Kentucky Farm Bureau and National Farmers Organization (N.F.O.), and he served on numerous boards, organizations and committees within the county.
He was preceded in death by one son, Edward “Eddie” George Cochran; his mother and stepfather, Zelma and George Sanders; and one brother, Robert “R.G.” Cochran.
Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Dorothy Cochran of Rineyville; two sons, Robert “Bobby” Weeden Cochran of Columbus, Ohio and William “Billy” Cochran and his wife, Rosie, of Rineyville; three grandchildren, Mark Cochran of Rineyville, Phillip Cochran and his wife, Katie, of Louisville and Michael Cochran of Portland, Ore.; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Vine Grove with the Rev. Daniel Lincoln officiating. Burial will follow in St. Brigid Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at Coffey & Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: St. Brigid Catholic Church Building Fund, 314 E. Main St., Vine Grove, KY 40175.
Condolences can be expressed at www.coffeyandchism.com.

Jamie Nikole Douthitt
Jamie Nikole Douthitt, 31, passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at home.
She is survived by her mother, Donna Scheppa; her twin sister, Amie Key; her grandmother, Joyce Yates; a nephew; two nieces; and several aunts and uncles.
There will be no service at this time. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Burial will be in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.
To express a condolence and light a memory candle, visit www.dixonatwood.com
Dixon-Atwood & Trowbridge Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of the arrangements.

Russell Lee Duke
Russell Lee Duke, 68, of Payneville, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at his residence.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine L. Thomas Duke; two daughters, Trena Keith and Claudia Brown; and five sons, Jr. Duke, Timmy Duke, Mark Duke, Mackie Duke and Scott Duke.
The funeral is at 3 p.m. EST Saturday at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home with burial in Ekron Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST Friday and continues after 8:30 a.m. EST Saturday at the funeral home.

Clarence Alan Dunn
Clarence Alan Dunn, 60, of Eastview, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
He was born on Sept. 17, 1950 in Monmouth, Ill., the son of the late Bill and Selma Newton Dunn. He was a retired chemical operator for BF Goodrich-Zeon and attended Greenwood United Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Bennett Dunn; one son, Travis Dunn of Brownsville; two daughters, Tracie Williams and Twyla Dunn, both of Louisville; two stepchildren, Michelle Barnhill and William Stringer, both of Corydon, Ind.; and seven grandchildren.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Dunn.
The funeral is at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at Dermitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield. Burial will be in Union Light Cemetery.
Friends may call at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Dermitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield until time of services.
Condolences may be expressed at www.dermittfuneralhome.com.

Geraldine Benningfield Geary
Geraldine Benningfield Geary, 64, of Magnolia, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at University of Louisville Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Jackie Geary; a daughter, Lisa Benningfield; a son, Troy Benningfield; and four stepsons, Mark Geary, Robert Geary, Tony Geary and Danny Geary.
The funeral is at 2 p.m. today at Mount Moriah Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation continues at 10 a.m. today at the church.
Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia is in charge of arrangments.

Robert ‘Bob’ M. Groves with flag
Robert “Bob” M. Groves, 91, of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at the VA Medical Center in Louisville.
A native of Sumner County, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Ben Groves and Bennie Powell Groves.
He was a member of Lake Spring Baptist Church and a retired farmer and truck driver. Mr. Groves was a World War II Navy veteran. He served in the 84th battalion of the Seabees Construction Unit in the South Pacific.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Kathleen Evens Groves; one brother, Haywood “Boy” Groves; two sisters, Fairy “Tootie” Nolan and Margie Bruner; and an infant granddaughter, Allison Goodman.
He is survived by a daughter, Cindy (Bennie) Goodman of Elizabethtown; two sons, Dr. Steve (Patricia) Groves of Crestwood and Bobby (Carolyn) Groves of Franklin; two half sisters, Sandra Patterson of Franklin and Linda Contreras of the Dominican Republic; six grandchildren, Brian and Trevor Goodman, Jon-Paul and Brice Groves, Stephanie Hasenmyer and Samantha Traughber; 8 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was Sunday, Nov. 21, Crafton Funeral Home in Franklin with the Rev. Jerry Gifford officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at www.craftonfuneralhome.com.

Kevin D. House
Kevin D. House, 37, of Elizabethtown, passed away Monday Nov. 22, 2010, at University Hospital in Louisville.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, the Rev. Phillip and Pauline Marie Hart and Willis and Ruby House; and a stepdaughter, Santanna Leslie.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara House of Elizabethtown; his father, Tommy (Michelle) House Sr. of Franklin, Ind.; his mother, Portia (Harold) Hart of Hodgenville; a stepson, Michael Leslie of Elizabethtown; a stepdaughter, Latisha Leslie of Elizabethtown; a sister, Shelia Skaggs of Hodgenville; and a brother, Tommy Leon House Jr. of Hodgenville.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with Pastor Mark Knight officiating. Burial will follow in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.
Visitaiton is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26 and continues at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Manakee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at www.manakeefuneralhome.com.