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Obituaries

  • James Carl Williams

    James Carl Williams, 57, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas.

    He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, a graduate of Western Kentucky University and a retired special education teacher.

    He was preceded in death by his brother, George Frank Williams.

    He is survived by his wife, Debra Williams; a daughter, Nyna Elizabeth Williams; his mother, Margaret Williams French; a brother, Johnny L. Williams; two sisters, Joyce Williams and Bernice Slack (Marvin).

  • Martha Ellen Harris Reed

    Martha Ellen Harris Reed, 63, of Hodgenville, formerly of Howardstown, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

    She was a member of Rolling Fork Baptist Church in Gleanings. She was a bus driver for 30 years and retired from Nelson County Board of Education. She was born May 10, 1948 in Marion County, the daughter of the late Benjamin Robert and Geraldine Price Harris.

  • Billy Farris Heath

    Billy Farris Heath, 70, of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Baptist Hospital East.

    The Hardin County native was the owner of Topps Trucking Company.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Straud and Nora Ellen Riggs Heath; a son, Michael Heath; and three brothers, Edward Eugene Heath, Roger Dale Heath and Junior Heath.

  • Troy N. Bishop

    Troy N. Bishop, 30 of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    He is survived by his mother, Alzater Bishop.

    The funeral was Friday at Hill Street Baptist Church in Louisville with burial to follow in Elizabethtown Cemetery.

    Percell & Sons Funeral Home in Elizabethtown handled arrangements.

  • Jim Webster

    Jim Webster, 83, of Radcliff, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March, 22, 2012, after a five-month battle with cancer.

    Jim was born in Greensboro, N.C., on Aug. 6, 1929. Jim and Rachel have been married for more than 61 years. He has three children, Connie Turner who resides in Westford, Mass., and two sons, James R. Webster and Edward N. Webster, both of the Radcliff area. Jim also has eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his brother, Bill Webster, who now lives in Kiron, Iowa.

  • Linda Anne Graves

    Linda Anne Graves, 63, of Radcliff, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

    Mrs. Graves was a member of St. Brigid Catholic Church in Vine Grove. She was also a lifetime member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary and a lifetime member of the DAV Auxiliary.

    She was preceded in death by a daughter, Brandee Woodward.

  • Ada L. Wilkins

    Ada L. Wilkins, 84, of Benton, formerly of Elizabethtown, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at her residence in Benton.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Verl Wilkins; and her parents, Joe A. and Rebecca Thompson Donathan.

    She is survived by her son, Clarence Huddleson of Munfordville, nine grandchildren and six gret-grandchildren.

    The funeral was Monday at Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Jim Webster officiating. Burial was in Elizabethtown City Cemetery.

  • Denver Oller

    Denver Oller, 72, of Elizabethtown, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

    He was a native of Grayson County and a member of Yeamen Baptist Church in Grayson County and Ormsby Heights Baptist Church in Louisville. He was a retired plant manager for Pepsi Cola in Elizabethtown.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Dell Thompson Oller; his parents, Lawrence and Annie Duggins Oller; a sister, Bernice Wright; and two brothers, Harold Oller and Hayward Oller.

  • Charles Allen ‘Chuck’ Sparks

    Charles Allen “Chuck” Sparks, 61, of Elizabethtown, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at VA Medical Center in Lexington. 

    He was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown, a member of the American Legion and also DAV. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Laverne A. and Thelma Smith Sparks; a brother, Marvin G. Sparks; and one niece, Stephanie Goodin Miller.

  • Dorothy Newton Comer Boone Filiatreau

    Dorothy Newton Comer Boone Filiatreau, 97, of Hodgenville, formerly of Bardstown and Howardstown, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Hodgenville. She was retired from Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown after serving many years as a nurse’s aide. She was born Jan. 29, 1915, in Holy Cross, the daughter of the late William Arthur and Mary Joseph “Josie” Hagan Newton.

  • Janet Muriel King

    Janet Muriel King, 71, of Elizabethtown, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    She was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan King; her parents, Frederick and Adalaide “Fletcher” Malpass; a sister, Valerie Hargett; and her ex-husband, Alan King Sr.

  • Jeanette ‘Jeanie’ Bruner Phelps

    Jeanette “Jeanie” Bruner Phelps, 87, of Franklin, Tenn., died Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at her residence.

    She was a native of London, Ky., and graduated from Louisville Girls High School. She married Paul Phelps in 1945 and they made their home in Elizabethtown for 58 years, where she retired after 30 years of civil service at Fort Knox. She loved to dance, loved music and enjoyed playing tennis. Jeanie was an avid sports fan.

    She was preceded by her husband, F. Paul Phelps; her parents; George S. and Grace Cornn Bruner; and a sister, Inas Otten.

  • Jessie Lee Farmer

    Jessie Lee Farmer, 78, of Bardstown, died Monday, March 19, 2012, at her home.

    Survivors include a daughter, Debra Henry; and three sons, Bobby R. Farmer, Roy “Dale” Farmer and John Carl Farmer.

    The funeral was Thursday at Kappel Funeral Home in Lebanon Junction.

    Cremation was chosen.

  • Linda Anne Graves

    Linda Anne Graves, 63, of Radcliff, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

    Survivors include her husband, William J. Graves.

    Arrangements are incomplete at Coffey & Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove.

  • Dennis Wayne Nelson

    Dennis Wayne Nelson, 64, of Glendale, died Wednesday, March 19, 2012, at the VA Medical Hospital in Louisville.

    He was a native of Providence, R.I. and was a member of American Legion Post No. 113, VFW and DAV. He retired from the U.S. Army as a proud Green Beret 5th Special Forces group, having served during Vietnam. He received the Distinguished Service Cross, three Silver Stars, three Bronze Stars with Valor and three Purple Hearts.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Joseph and Laverne Cardwell Nelson.

  • Sue Cook Gwynn

    Sue Cook Gwynn, 81, of Elizabethtown, died Monday, March 19, 2012, at her residence.

    She was a native of Wilson County, Tenn., and a member of Memorial United Methodist Church for more than 50 years, where she was a member of Wesley Circle.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Brown Gwynn; her parents, Joseph Lassiter and Claude Johnson Cook; two brothers, Johnson Cook and Lex Cook; and a sister, JoAnne Adams.

  • Annette Marie Phillips Guttormsen

    Annette Marie Phillips Guttormsen, 75, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012, at her home in Sonora of natural causes.

  • Keith Glenn Bratcher

    Keith Glenn Bratcher, 53, of Leitchfield, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

    Survivors include his wife, Patty Grant Bratcher; a son, Ryan Bratcher; his parents, Glenn and Laverne Bratcher; and a brother, Kevin Bratcher.

    The funeral was Thursday at First Baptist Church Life Center in Leitchfield with burial in Leitchfield Memory Gardens.

    Dermitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield handled arrangements.

    Condolences may be made at www.dermittfuneralhome.com.

  • Richard ‘Lanny’ Skees

    Richard “Lanny” Skees, 67, of Sonora, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

    He was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church. He was retired from the state with 32 years of service as a dairy farm inspector; he was a life-long farmer, a teacher at Sonora Elementary School and a past president of Sonora Optimist Club. Lanny was a Vietnam Army veteran.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary Jane Reed Skees.

  • Shirley Alice Howerson Hood

    Shirley Alice Howerson Hood, 60, of Big Clifty, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, in Lietchfield.

    She was a member of the Jehovah’s Witness and a homemaker.

    Survivors include her husband, Henry David Hood of Big Clifty; two sons, Josiah Hood of Lietchfield and Malachi Hood of Clarkson; a daughter, Clara Naomi Hood of Clarkson; a brother, Ray Howerson of Idaho; and three grandchildren.

    The family has chosen cremation. No service is scheduled at this time.

    Condolences can be made at www.ollerbrothersfuneralhomes.com.