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Obituaries

  • Richard E. 'Ricky' Jaggers

    Richard E. “Ricky” Jaggers, 47, of Leitchfield, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield.

    Survivors include his wife, Kim Singleton Jaggers; and one son, Michael Brandon Jaggers.

    The funeral was Thursday, Jan. 20, at Dermitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield with burial in Peonia Christian Cemetery.

    Condolences may be made at www.dermittfuneralhome.com.

  • Lois Humphrey

    Lois Humphrey, 81, of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011.

    She was a native of Hardin County, a member of Elizabethtown Baptist Church and was a retired principal with the Fort Knox school system.

    She is survived by nieces and nephews.

    The funeral was Thursday, Jan. 20, at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with Dr. Danny Haynes officiating. Burial will follow in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.

  • Shirley Frances Sessums

    Shirley Frances Sessums, 71, of Glendale, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    The Hardin County native was a member of College Heights United Methodist Church and Pirtle Chapter of Eastern Star. She was a registered nurse, retired from Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Edward and Stella Frances Veirs Cook.

  • Charles Arnold Simpson

    Charles Arnold Simpson, 75, a prominent real estate broker and business entrepreneur, passed away after a courageous battle with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

    He was a past member of White Mills Baptist Church and Severns Baptist Church. He was a Masonic Mason and a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. He also was the former owner of Simpson’s General Store, Guaranteed Security, Quick Response Answering Service and Simpson Realty.

  • Frances Foster Freeland

    Frances Foster Freeland, 95, of Elizabethtown, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    She was born March 25, 1915, to George W. and Ruth Holt Foster in Culleoka, Tenn. As a devoted Army wife and mother of five, she was a woman of vibrant strength and integrity. She was a member of the Elizabethtown Women’s Club, DAR, MOAA, NARFE and Hardin County Republican Club. She was a former social columnist for The News-Enterprise, a long-time volunteer for Hardin Memorial Hospital and an enthusiastic member of several bridge clubs.

  • Jan. 19, 2011 Services
    • Jonathan W. Biddle, 19, of Upton, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011. The memorial service is at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Upton Community Building. Visitation is from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Upton Community Building in Upton.
    • Lt. Col. (retired) John A. Campbell, 88, of Radcliff, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011. The funeral is at 1 p.m. Thursday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff with burial with military honors in North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today and continues at noon Thursday at the funeral home.
  • Rebecca ‘Becky’ Wiggington

    Rebecca “Becky” Wiggington, 56, of Boston, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    She was a LPN at Colonial Health and Rehab, a member of Second Baptist Church of Bloomfield, taught at Nelson County Vocational School and also taught at the American Red Cross.

    She is survived by her husband, Alfred Wiggington; one daughter, Lisa Wiggington.

    Memorial services for Rebecca “Becky” Wiggington were Saturday, Jan. 22, at Second Baptist Church of Bloomfield with the Rev. Lewis Hughley officiating.

  • Norma Jean Ireland Whitworth

    Norma Jean Ireland Whitworth, 80, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Constantine, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at her home.

    She was a native of Hardin County and a member of Liberty Chapel Baptist Church. She retired from Cooper Industries, formerly Bussman’s.

    She was preceded in death by three sons, David Ray Nunn, Norman Ellis and Darrell Gene Horn; one daughter, Beverly Horn; five brothers, Fred, Donald, Marvin, Carroll and David Ireland and her parents, Arthur and Lela Jenkins Ireland.

  • James Edward Vaughn

    James Edward Vaughn, 60, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011.

    He was born June 1, 1950, and was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Pauline Vaughn; a brother, Larry; and two grandchildren, Heather and Aaron.

  • Joanie Schussler

    Joanie Schussler, 82, of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at her home.

    The funeral Mass was Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church with the Rev. Stanley Osborne officiating. Burial was in St. James Cemetery.

    Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown handled arrangements.

  • Ursola O. Pettigrew

    Ursola O. Pettigrew, 83, of Radcliff, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at her home.

    She was a member and treasurer of the NCO Wives Club; member of the Fort Knox Bowling League; the Internationals Family Band, which originated in Bangkok, Thailand; and a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church in Radcliff.

    Ursola was preceded in death by her husband, Lon Henry Pettigrew.

  • Harold William Marvin

    Harold William Marvin, 70, of Radcliff, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    Sgt. 1st Class Marvin retired from the U. S. Army.  He was a member of Barker Masonic Lodge No. 129 F&AM, NADA Car Club, Funaddicts Car Club and Downtown Classics Car Club.

  • Marilyn P. LaGrange

    Marilyn P. LaGrange, 72, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Essex, Ill., passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at the home of her daughter in Matthews, N.C.  
    Marilyn was born Feb. 3, 1938, in Ritchie, Ill. to the late Herman and Marie States Reardanz.  She was formerly employed at Personal Products in Wilmington, Ill., for 10 years.  Marilyn was a member of Locust Grove Community Church in Elizabethtown.  

  • James Gordon Gaddie

    James Gordon Gaddie, 81, of Buffalo, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Ocala Regional Hospital in Ocala, Fla.

    He was a member of South Fork Baptist Church and a carpenter and farmer for most of his life.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester Ray and Ruth Redman Gaddie; a grandson, Eric Tetrault; and a brother, Ralph Redman Gaddie.

  • Retired Lt. Col. John A. Campbell

    Retired Lt. Col. John A. Campbell, 88, of Radcliff, was born Dec. 15, 1922, in Decatur, Ill., and died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Radcliff.

    He was former director of the Patton Museum at Fort Knox, a member of MOAA and the U.S. Constabulary Association and was a Kentucky Colonel.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest T. and Mae Simpson Campbell; and three sisters.

  • Roy Allen Brawner

    Roy Allen Brawner, 65, of Eastview, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    He was a native of Hardin County and a member of Glendale Christian Church, where he recently served as the building superintendent for the church expansion. He was a member of the Glendale Lions Club, Glendale Volunteer Fire Department and was one of the originators of the Glendale Crossing Festival.

    He retired from Dow Corning in 1999 after 33 years employed. He also was a lifelong farmer and a loving husband, father and granddad/papaw Roy.

  • Jonathan W. Biddle

    Jonathan W. Biddle, 19, of Upton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    He was a member of New Hope Community Church and a factory worker for Altec.

    He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Thomas and Jean Herman; and his paternal grandfather, William Biddle.

  • Alan D. ‘Deanie’ Ash

    Alan D. “Deanie” Ash, 76, of Glendale, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    He was a native of Glendale and a member of Glendale Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from Bussman/Cooper Industries after 40 years of employment.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Rose Lee Berry Ash; one sister, Mary Fuller; and a brother, Roy Russell.

  • Ruth W. Lindley

    Ruth W. Lindley, 92, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, in Elizabethtown, where she had been staying with her daughter.

  • Dennis William House Sr.

    Dennis William House Sr., 55, of Muldraugh, passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville.

    Survivors include his loving wife, Debbie House; and two children, Tabatha Cox and Dennis House Jr.

    The funeral was Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Coffey & Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove with Pastor Brett Brown officiating. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery.