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Obituaries

  • Harold Jennes Priddy

    Harold Jennes Priddy, 79, of Hodgenville, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville.

    He is survived by his wife, Joyce Summers Priddy; and three daughters, Julie (Tooter) Shipley of Bowling Green, Tammy (Sam) Salada of Cookville, Tenn., and Anita (Kelly) Laha of Hodgenville.

    The funeral was Tuesday, March 20, at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville. Cremation follows.

  • Ethel Lee (Stark) Lovell

    Ethel Lee (Stark) Lovell, 89, formerly of Vine Grove, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012, at Redbanks Nursing Home in Henderson.

    Mrs. Lovell was a member of Bethany Christian Church in Evansville, Ind. “She was a good mother and homemaker.”

    She was preceded in death by her husband, David S. Lovell; two sons, David Charles Lovell and Paul Lovell; and her parents, Charles Edgar and Artie Ella Stark.

  • Grace Louise Johnson

    Grace Louise Johnson, 89, of Elizabethtown, passed away Thursday March 15, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    She was a housewife.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, James Marion Johnson; her parents, Alex and Ruth Naylor Lees; a daughter, Mildred Farris and a sister, Edith Burkhart.

  • Anette Guttormsen

    Anette Guttormsen, 75, of Sonora, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at her home.

    Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Cardin of Sonora.

    Arrangements are incomplete at Manakee Funeral Home in Sonora.
     

  • Cova Van Meter Duncan

    Cova Van Meter Duncan, 87, formerly of Boston, Ky., passed away March 16, 2012, at the Live Care Center in Bardstown.

    Mrs. Duncan was a member of Younger’s Creek Baptist Church, a native of Edmonson County and a homemaker.

  • Clarence ‘Bud’ Brangers

    Clarence “Bud” Brangers, 87, of Radcliff, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Radcliff.

    Mr. Brangers was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Knights of Columbus Father Diemert Council 3379 and was a volunteer for the American Red Cross.

    He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Eugene Brangers; three brothers, two sisters, one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

  • Edward H. Cummings II

    (Major Retired) Edward H. Cummings, II, 92, of Elizabethtown, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012, in Aiken, S.C.

    Edward was born in Dedham, Mass., on July 25, 1919. He resided at his home at 510 N. Main St. in Elizabethtown for 46 years with his beloved wife, Wanda Catherine Cummings.

  • Edna ‘Shorty’ Critchelow Ballman

    Edna “Shorty” Critchelow Ballman, 69, of Hardinsburg, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at her residence.

    She was born in Breckinridge County on Dec. 24, 1942, the daughter of the late Ed and Lillie Brown Critchelow. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and the former owner-operator of Shorty’s Barbecue in Harned and the bus station in downtown Hardinsburg. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing Rook and reading.

  • Danny Ray Cantwell

    Danny Ray Cantwell, 58, of Radcliff, died Thursday, March 15, 2012.

    He was a retired teacher with Hardin County Schools. Danny attended Stithton Baptist Church. Dan was a member of Hardin County Sportsman Lake, was an avid fisherman, a collector of Ford 8N tractors and a dedicated Louisville Cardinal fan.

  • Barbara Jean Barnes Harkness

    Barbara Jean “Jeanie” Barnes Harkness, 67, of Louisville, departed from her earthly life to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Audubon Hospital in Louisville.

    She was a native of Hardin County, a member of New Vision Ministry Church of God, had worked as a cook for Hardee’s Restaurant in Louisville for more than 10 years and was a homemaker.

  • Margaret Tom Higdon

    Margaret Tom Higdon, 88, of Clarkson, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Grayson Manor Nursing Home.

    She was born Sept. 1, 1923. She was a member of the Baptist faith and he retired from Kane Manufacturing.

    He was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas G. Higdon; her father, James Powell; and her mother, Joana Clemons.

  • James Everett ‘Pat’ Lee

    James Everett “Pat” Lee, 87, of Lebanon Junction, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Jewish Hospital.

    Survivors include three daughters, Beverly Etherton, Vickie Close and Dianne Masden; and one son, James Lee.

    A funeral Mass of the Resurrection was Friday at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Lebanon Junction with burial in Lebanon Junction City Cemetery.

    Visitation was Friday at Kappel Funeral Home in Lebanon Junction.

  • Charlie Carol Turner

    Charlie Carol Turner, 71, of Magnolia, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    He professed faith in Christ at an early age, was a Baptist in faith and attended Mount Zion Separate Baptist Church near Magnolia. A very avid University of Kentucky basketball fan, he was retired from Crucible Magnetics after more than 35 years of service and formerly worked for the Kentucky State Highway Department.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Orville Ellis Turner.

  • Charlotte McCraw Sullivan

    Charlotte McCraw Sullivan, 89, of Vine Grove, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Kensington Manor in Elizabethtown.

    Mrs. Sullivan’s memberships included Valley View Baptist Church, Lincoln Trail Golf Club, the Ladies Golf Association and the Vine Grove Woman’s Club. She retired from the Fort Knox school system.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph F. “Sully” Sullivan; her parents, James E. and Christine V. McCraw; a halfsister, Dorothy McCraw; and a brother, Edward P. McCraw.

  • William Edward ‘Bill’ Ray and Nancy Elaine Ray

    William Edward “Bill” Ray, 80, of Vine Grove, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

    Nancy Elaine Ray, 81, of Vine Grove, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    Mr. and Mrs. Ray were members of St. Brigid Catholic Church in Vine Grove. Bill was a member of the Knights of Columbus and an avid University of Kentucky fan.

  • Patty Lee Hodges

    Patty Lee Hodges, 52, of Horse Cave, died Monday, March 12, 2012, at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville.

    Survivors include two daughters, Bivian Driver and Precious Driver.

    The funeral was Saturday at Horse Cave First Baptist Church with interment in Horse Cave Cemetery.

    Brooks Funeral Home in Munfordville handled arrangements.

  • David Wendell Waddell

    David Wendell Waddell, 48, of Clarkson, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at his residence.

    He was an assembly worker at Ford Motor Co. and was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Kermit Wendell Waddell.

    Survivors include his mother, Judy Clemons (Tommy) of Clarkson; a sister, Jill Asher (Bart) of Midway; two nieces, Heidi and Sarah Kate Asher; a nephew, Grant Asher; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

  • Nathan Paul Burgess II

    Nathan Paul Burgess II, 2, of Elizabethtown, died Monday, March 12, 2012, at his residence.

  • Roger Cartwright

    Roger Cartwright, 63, of Elizabethtown, passed away Monday, March 12, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. 

    He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Edna Stewart Cartwright; two brothers, James Edward and William Joseph Cartwright; and a sister, Joy Barnett.

    He was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethtown and he worked for Coca-Cola for 37 years. He served 15 years in the Hardin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary where he was Auxiliary president for one year.

  • Ervin Eugene ‘Gene’ Blair

    Ervin Eugene “Gene” Blair, 73, of Elizabethtown, died Monday, March 12, 2012.

    He was a retired senior master sergeant of the U.S. Air Force and a Realtor/auctioneer with Hodges Auction Co. He was a past president and member of the Board of Directors of Hardin County Board of Realtors, and he was a Kentucky Colonel. After retirement, Gene enjoyed playing golf with his Pine Valley “buddies,” fishing with his grandchildren in the backyard and attending country music shows. Gene was also an avid fan of high school and college basketball.