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Obituaries

  • Raymond Frederick Cothern

    Raymond Frederick Cothern, 69, of Boston, Ky., died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Flaget Memorial Hospital.

    Survivors include his half sisters, Penny Emerson, Patty Sullivan, Sue Hack and Sandy Riggs; and half brother, Mark Cothern.

    The funeral was Tuesday at Kappel Funeral Home in Lebanon Junction with burial Wednesday at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.

  • DeAnna Marie Anstead Barton

    DeAnna Marie Anstead Barton, 33, of Upton, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, in Hardin County from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

    She was formerly employed by Grayson Manor Nursing Home and was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

    She was the daughter of the late Gary Anstead and Teresa Carby Anstead of Upton.

    In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Frankie and Helen Carby, and adoptive grandparents and grandmother.

  • Mildred Cash

    Mildred Cash, 85, of Boston, Ky., died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at Life Care Center in Bardstown.

    Survivors include one sister, Elizabeth Curtsinger.

    The funeral was Monday at Kappel Funeral Home in Boston, Ky., with burial in Boston Christian Church Cemetery.

  • Marvin Ray Parrish

    Marvin Ray Parrish, 77, of Big Clifty, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center.

    He was born Jan. 19, 1935. He was a member of Hardin Springs Community Church and was a retired machine operator from Leitchfield Plastics.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde V. and Anna Marie Peacock Parrish; and a sister, Marsha Brisco.

  • Margaret E. Rice

    Margaret E. Rice, 101, of Elizabethtown, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Owensboro Medical Health System in Owensboro. 

    She was the oldest member of Severns Valley Baptist Church.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond M. Rice; her parents, William and Alice (Stanfield) Duncan; two brothers, James Terrell and Clayton; and five sisters, Helen, Lois, Zella, Wanda and Gertrude.

  • Betty May Hall

    Betty May Hall, 82, of Elizabethtown, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    She was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn., and a member of Severns Valley Baptist Church.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, James Hall; a son, Lester Hall; her parents, John and Clercia Tolley Coleman; and a brother, Moses Coleman.

  • Irene Hayes Stephens

    Irene Hayes Stephens, 88, of Radcliff, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    Mrs. Stephens was a Southern Baptist by faith and belonged to Order of the Eastern Star.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Stephens

  • Melvin Ray Ford

    Melvin Ray Ford, 85, of Buffalo, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at his residence.

    Survivors include two daughters, Teresa Brown and Sheila Ford; and two sons, Duane Ford and Ricky Ford.

    The funeral is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia with burial in Old Mount Sherman Cemetery.

    Visitation continues at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

  • Steven T. Reiter

    Steven T. Reiter, 56, of New Haven, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at his residence.

  • Pamela Lynn Muse

    Pamela Lynn Muse, 58, of Rineyville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Baptist East Hospital.

    She was a native of Kirkwood, Mo., worked at Dow Corning and was a member of St. James Catholic Church.

    She was preceded in death by her father, Urban Robert Bouzek.

    She is survived by her husband, James A. Muse; her son, Troy (Debbie) Muse of Hardinsburg; her daughter, Lacey (Mark) McGuffin of Elizabethtown; her mother, Rita Winters; four brothers; five sisters; and two grandsons, Logan Muse and Landon Muse.

  • Marguerite ‘Peggy’ Hoffman

    Marguerite “Peggy” Hoffman, 83, of Elizabethtown, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at her home.

    Peggy was born and raised in Pringy, Seine et Marne, France. She was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church in Radcliff. She was a former volunteer with Hosparus.

    Mrs. Hoffman was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Angele Suzanne Beaujean; a sister, Simone Beaujean; and a brother, Robert Beaujean.

  • Herman L. Logsdon

    Herman L. Logsdon, 82, of Clarkson, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at his residence.

    He was born Aug. 18, 1930. He was a retired school bus driver, farmer and member of Broadford Baptist Church.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Lee and Laura Meredith Logsdon.

  • Martha Inez ‘Boots’ Roberson

    Inez “Boots” Roberson passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, after an extended illness. 

  • Retired Master Sgt. Willis George Hill

    Retired Master Sgt. Willis George Hill, 69, of Radcliff, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    Survivors include two daughters, Cathy Hill and Tina Nakamoto.

    A memorial service is at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at New Life Baptist Church in Radcliff.

    A committal service with military honors was Friday in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.

    There will be no visitation.

    Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff is in charge of arrangements.

  • James Douglas Sexton

    James Douglas Sexton, 58, of Elizabethtown died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    He was a native of Hardin County and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was the truss shop manager for Kentucky-Indiana Lumber Company in Shelbyville. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 113, Campbellsville Country Club and the K Club at the University of Kentucky. He was also a member of the 1969 state football championship team and the 1970 state baseball championship team from Elizabethtown High School. 

  • Jerome Franklin Higdon

    Jerome Franklin Higdon, 47, of Deshler, Ohio, a native of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green, Ohio.

    Survivors include his wife, Carlie; his mother, Lola Higdon; and two sons, Daniel Walker and Jacob Higdon.

    The memorial service is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Harvest Fellowship Church in Hamler, Ohio.

    Rodenberger Funeral Home in Deshler is in charge of arrangements.

    Condolences can be made at www.rodenbergerfuneralhome.com.

  • Ruth Louise Maffet

    Ruth Louise Maffet, 93, of Elizabethtown, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Helmwood Healthcare Center.

    She was a native of Louisville and a longtime member of Severns Valley Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, needlework and walking.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Kirby and Grace Ailes Peden; a brother, Kennard Peden; and two sisters, Leona Burke and Ida Grace Stewart.

  • Evelyn M. Dones

    Evelyn M.  Dones, 102, of the Icetown area, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at her home.

    Survivors include three sons, Cleveland “June Bug” Dones, Steve Dones and Larry Dones; and three daughters, Genevieve Haseldon, Lois Lashley and Jean Back.

    The funeral was Thursday at St. Catherine Catholic Church in New Haven with burial in St. Thomas Church Cemetery in Bardstown.

    Joseph L. Greenwell Funeral Home in New Haven handled arrangements.

    Condolences may be left at www.jlgfuneralhome.com.

  • Alta Lee Wilson

    Alta Lee Wilson, 55, of Hodgenville, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

    Survivors include three sisters, Mary E. Vernon, Dorothy Mae Wilson and Maudie Burks; and two brothers, Eddie Wilson and Tommy Wilson.

    The funeral was Tuesday at Joseph L. Greenwell Funeral Home in New Haven with burial at Roanoke House of Prayer Cemetery in Roanoke.

    Condolences may be expressed at www.jlgfuneralhome.com.

  • William Joseph Shrum

    William Joseph Shrum, 87, of Elizabethtown, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    A native of Missouri, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired firefighter for the City of Elizabethtown. He was in the first class of EMTs in Hardin County and started working for Hardin County EMT before working for the fire department.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Hawkins Shrum; his parents, Harold Orlando Shrum and Ethel Ann Moody Lloyd; one brother, Harold L. Shrum; and a half sister, Frances Russell.