Johnnie Ellis

IMG_20141218_172826Johnnie Pauline Pendleton Ellis, 74, Cadiz, KY, died at 12:14 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Baptist Health in Madisonville, KY after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Pastor Steve Rose with burial to follow in Fuller Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the service hour at the funeral home.

A native of Christian County born September 14, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Paul Durwood and Irene Woodson Poindexter Pendleton.  Her husband, Thomas Ray Ellis preceded her in death on July 7, 2008.

She was a retired registered nurse after many years and had recently retired from Rent-A-Space in Clarksville, TN where she had served as manager.  She had been a long-standing member of Hopkinsville Seventh Day Adventist Church and was a longtime supporter of Wake Up America.

Survivors include a son, Donald Ray Ellis (Lydia), Nashville, TN, one daughter, Patricia Arlene Jones (Billie), Cottonwood, TN, one brother, Kenneth W. Pendleton, Sr., Hopkinsville, two sisters; Shirley Stewart (Levi), St. Louis, MO and Frances Norfleet (David), Crofton, three grandchildren; Ami Lundquist Warner (Daniel), Talena Ellis and Tracey Rae Carson Socha (Joe), six great-grandchildren; Noah, Caleb and Lily Warner, Chloe and Emma Carson and Leah Sanders and three step-grandchildren; Ryan, Patrick and Justin Socha.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Joe Carson, Jr. in 2006.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Wake Up America, P.O. Box 273, Bellbrook, OH 45305.

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William “Bill” Pollock

William Pollock2William “Bill” Pollock, 83, of Hopkinsville, died at 3:50 p.m. Monday, December 15, 2014, at his home of natural causes. 

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 18, 2014, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, with Rev. Greg Giltner and Rev. Dr. Joe Bufford officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements. 

A native of Herrin, Illinois, he was born September 24, 1931, the son of the late Irving and Louise Elizabeth Doughty Pollock.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in the Korean Conflict.  He received 2 Bronze Stars.  He worked in sales and managed P.N. Hirch retail store and was owner/ operator of Pollock Insurance.  He was member of Hillcrest Baptist Church where he served as an usher.  He was a deacon at Edgewood Baptist Church.  He served as President of the Optimist Club in 1977-1978 and was the President of the Babe Ruth League where he was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Babe Ruth League in 1974.  He won Optimist of the Year in 1974-1975. 

Survivors include his wife, Anna Jo Stinson Pollock; his sons: Rick Pollock (Charlotte) and Keith Pollock (Sherry), all of Hopkinsville; 4 grandchildren: Angela Loughery (TC), Christine Gillum (Derik), Leslie Ann Pollock, and Makenzie Pollock and 3 great grandchildren: Kaylee Gillum, Garrett Gillum, and Sheridan Loughery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church Building Fund, 920 Skyline Drive, Hopkinsville, KY 42240; or The Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256.

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Verna Heltzel

Verna HeltzelVerna Heltzel, 92, of Cox Mill Road died at 1:27 p.m. Sunday, December 14, 2014 at her residence of natural causes.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home with the Rev. Paige S. Williams officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Indianapolis, IN she was born October 22, 1922 the daughter of the late Archie Verner Hoop and Kittie Ann Stofer Hoop.

She worked as an office manager and bookkeeper for Thomas Industries’ Employees Credit Union from 1969 until 1979.  Then she became the co-owner of Heritage Handicrafts with her son, Dane.  She also worked as a free lance artist and taught many painting classes.

She was a member and former president of the Hopkinsville Business and Professional Women’s Club where she was also awarded Woman of the Year (1978-1979).  She was a member and past president of the Hopkinsville Art Guild.  She was a volunteer for over 40 years with the American Heart Association – Pennyroyal Division where she served as Communications Chairperson.  She was a member of the Christian County Historical Society, Christian County Genealogical Society, and the American Red Cross.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church since 1948, where she was past president of the Wesleyan Group of United Methodist Women.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Arthur A. Heltzel, who died in 1996.

She is survived by her son:  Dane H. Heltzel of Hopkinsville; her daughters:  Dr. Deanna Heltzel Staples (Richard) and Janine H. Davie, D.V.M. (Alfred) both of Hopkinsville; six grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the First United Methodist Church, Hopkinsville Art Guild, or the American Heart Association.

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Bobby Reagan, Sr.

Bobby Reagan, Sr., 73, of Gilkey Lane, died at 10:58 a.m. Sunday, December 14, 2014, at his home of natural causes. 

Funeral services will be private.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements. 

A native of Todd County, he was born April 30, 1941, the son of the late Fred and Helen Murphy Reagan.  He was a retired carpenter.  He was a member of Bluff Spring Church of Christ. 

She is preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Cowherd Reagan.

Survivors include his sons, Bobby Reagan, Jr. (Paulette), and Jeff Reagan (Sheila), both of Hopkinsville; his daughter, Tammy Reagan- Sayyae of Hopkinsville; his brothers, Steve Reagan and George Reagan, both of Hopkinsville; his sister, Nancy Malone of Hopkinsville; 7 grandchildren: Terri Cleaver, Dustin Austin, Chance Reagan, Ashley Reagan, Chase Reagan, Drew Sayyae, Amber Saling and 8 great grandchildren: Allison Cleaver, Garrett Cleaver, Chandler Reagan, Tyler Austin, Gracie Austin, Michael Austin, McKinley Reagan, and Jaxon Parker.

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Karen King Brown

Karen King BrownKaren King Brown, 52, of Hopkinsville died at 11:20 a.m. Saturday, December 13, 2014 at her residence following a long battle with cancer.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with the Rev. Kris Page officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until the funeral hour.

A native of Christian County, KY she was born May 22, 1962 the daughter of Zeke and Joy King of Christian County, KY.  She was a teacher’s aide at Heritage Christian Academy and had formerly worked as an LPN at Western State Hospital.  She was a member of Cornerstone Bible Church in Crofton, KY and was a founder of Experience Hope.

She was preceded in death by her brother:  Henry Ezekiel King III (1982); and her sister:  Diane King Guier (1999).

Survivors in addition to her parents include her son:  Caleb Ezekiel Brown of Hopkinsville; her daughters:  Meagan Brown Bowling (Cory) of Henderson, KY and Rachel Brown Crick (Zach) of Hopkinsville, KY.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Cornerstone Bible Church P.O. 317, Crofton, KY 42217 or the Nashville Rescue Mission 639 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN 37203-4226.

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Diana J. Brown

Diana J. Brown, 64, of Herndon died at 8:35 p.m. Monday, December 8, 2014 at her residence following a brief illness.

Graveside services will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Powell Cemetery in LaFayette with the Rev. Brandt Lyon officiating.  Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until Noon at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Hopkinsville, KY she was born August 16, 1950 the daughter of the late Claude and Dorothy Jane Hancock.  She was a graduate of Hopkinsville High School.  She was retired from Aafes Exchange at Fort Campbell in 2004 at the age of 53.  During her retirement she became a Master Gardener, she had a great appreciation of the outdoors, planting flowers,and a better understanding of horticulture.  She also dedicated time in helping at the Christian County Humane Society because she always had a love for animals and all of God’s creatures.  She was a member of Olivet Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Brown, an her sister, Claudia Hancock.

Survivors include her daughter:  Melissa D. Stevanus (Glenn) of Clarksville, TN; her son:  Chase R. Combs (Christi) of Christian County, KY; her sister:  Angela White (Kevin) of Waverly, AL; and two grandchildren:  Zoe and Fiona Combs.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Society for the prevention of cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Attn: Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20077-7127  www.aspca.org or to the World Wildlife Foundation c/o World Wildlife Fund P.O. Box 97180, Washington, DC 20090-7180 www.worldwildlife.org

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Alfred Eugene Sedberry

Alfred SedberryAlfred Eugene Sedberry, 63, of South Virginia Street died at 2:05 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center following a long illness.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Kevin Lee officiating.  Burial will be private.  Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Honolulu, Hawaii he was born August 25, 1951 the son of the late Lake Grimes Sedberry and Dorothy Glass Sedberry.  He worked in sales at Express Mattress.  He was a member of New Work Fellowship.

Survivors include his wife:  Martha Sedberry; his daughters:  Robbin Coleman (Scott) of Hopkinsville, Holly Gilkey (David) of Hopkinsville, and Amanda Sturgill (Wayne) of Clarksville, TN; his stepsons:  Carl Tichenor (Rosemarie) and Chris Tichenor both of Centertown, KY; his step daughter:  Liz Tichenor-Harris of Hopkinsville; his brothers:  Tim Autry (Wanda) of Christian County, and Lake Sedberry (Debbie) of New Lenox, IL; his sister:  Barbara Finley of Guthrie; 17 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.

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Louise O. Tyson

Louise Tyson, a long-time resident of Hopkinsville area died Sunday the 30th day of November at Christian Health Center.

Born in 1920 in Cerulean, KY, Louise had a 45 year career in serving as a medical assistant to Dr. Norma Shepherd, Drs. Bob & Jack Amis, and Drs. Robertson and Cox.

She is survived by her daughter, grand daughter, and two great grand daughters, all of whom live in Christian County.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Children’s Fund, First United Methodist Church, 1305 South Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

Graveside services will be conducted in Crofton, KY on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 10 AM.

The Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Frank Walls

IMG_0886Lloyd Franklin Walls, 80, Cardinal Drive, died on Friday morning, November 28, 2014 at Alive Hospice in Nashville, TN after a long illness.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with full military honors.  Burial will follow in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.  Visitation will Monday, December 1, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

A native of Coal Field, TN born December 18, 1933, he was the son of the late Clifton R. and Maude Mae Thacker Walls.  He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army and served in both the Korean conflict and in VietNam.

He had been the owner and operator of the Skyline Supper Club and Mr. Doodles.  He was a member of the Coal Field Baptist Church, the V.F.W., the Elks Club and B.P.O.E.

Survivors include his wife Peggy Armstrong Walls, one daughter, Tonya Sue Walls, Hopkinsville, five brothers; Joe Walls, Wartburg, TN, Rex Walls, Harriman, TN, Howard Walls, also of Harriman, Clayton Walls, Hendersonville, TN and Steve Walls, Coal Field, TN, two sisters; Katherine Kittrell, Oak Ridge, TN and Thelma McMahan, Knoxville, TN, two grandchildren; Brittany Nicole Sherrod and Jayme Renee Walls and two great-grandchildren; Tanner Chase Stevens and Kailyn Nicole Sherrod.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

 

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Tony Gresham

Anthony Wayne “Tony” Gresham, 71, Woosley-Mt. Carmel Rd., Cerulean, died at 4:05 a.m. Thursday, November 27, 2014 at his residence of natural causes.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 1, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home conducted by Rev. Stan Smith with burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Dorcey Gresham, Todd Gresham, Clay Woodruff, Marcus Gresham, Ben Smith and Jeffrey Crick.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

A native of Hopkinsville born September 20, 1943, he was the son of the late William Durward and Mary Louise Stewart Gresham.  He had worked as an applicator for Agri-Chem for several years and was also a self-employed farmer.  He was a member of Bainbridge Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Peggy Jones Gresham, one daughter, Jackie Livingston, Cerulelan, three brothers; Cary Gresham (Betty), Cerulean, George Gresham (Kay), Hopkinsville and Alan Gresham of Gracey, one sister, Beth Woodruff (Lee), Farmsville, VA, two grandchildren; Daphine Smith and Nicole Pollard and six great-grandchildren; Macie Smith, Ragen Pollard, Alexis Pollard, Gavin Smith, Jackson Crick and Dalton Smith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Wayne Gresham in 1975.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideon International, P.O. Box 566, Hopkinsville, KY 42240 or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

 

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