Crystal Dawn Johnson Williams

Crystal WilliamsCrystal Dawn Johnson Williams, 42, of Cumbee Road died at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 23, 2015 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Calvary Memorial Baptist Church with Pastor Adam Glover and Rev. Larry Dale Combs officiating.  Burial will follow in Flat Lick Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Memorial Baptist Church.  Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

The family is encouraging everyone to ride their motorcycles and wear yellow bandannas to the funeral service.

A native of Clarksville, TN she was born June 1, 1972 the daughter of Oneal Johnson of Dover, TN and Mary Nunley of Linton, KY.  She was a social worker for Trigg County Hospital, Suncrest Home Health, and ManageIT.  She was a member of Calvary Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors in addition to her parents include her husband:  James Williams; her sons:  Michael Keith Johnson, Josh Johnson, Austin Williams, and Thomas Nathaniel Turner all of Hopkinsville; her daughters:  Mckayla Ladawn Johnson, Tasha-Marie Wheeler, and Emily Grace Williams all of Hopkinsville; her brother:  Joseph Neal Johnson of Crofton; her sister:  Kimberly Johnson Conyers of Hopkinsville; five grandchildren; her stepmother:  Linda Johnson of Dover, TN; her stepfather: Steve Nunley of Linton; and four nieces.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Calvary Memorial Baptist Church 280 Pyle Lane, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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Henry Douglas “Dougie” Gould

Henry Riding 1Henry Douglas “Dougie” Gould, 84, Owen Drive, died at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at his residence after a brief illness.

The remains will be cremated and there will be no services at this time.  A memorial service will be held at a later date and his cremains will be inurned at Lake View Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Fairview Heights, IL.

Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.

A native of East St. Louis, IL born September 13, 1930, he was the son of the late Henry Irvin and Anna Hawkins Gould.

He had worked in the field of law enforcement and security for many years in Illinois.  To accommodate his wife’s job transfer to Richmond, VA, he settled in Amelia, Virginia where he was the head of the Amelia Volunteer Fire Auxiliary for 14 years.

Survivors include his wife, Lynnette Holper Gould and their son, David Gould.  He is also survived by his other sons; Gary Gould (Vallie), Springfield, IL, Henry Gould (Liza), Hopkinsville, Clifford Gould (Lori), St. Louis, MO and Brian Gould of Hillsboro, IL, five daughters; Glenda Gould Vaughn, Richview, IL, Bonnie Gould Smith, also of Richview, Bessie Gould Arning, Mt. Vernon, IL, Kathy Gould Lipe and her husband Kevin, Richview, IL and Teresa Gould Whitebread and her husband Charles of Collinsville, IL, his twin brother, Harold Donald “Donnie” Gould, of Festus, MO, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Wyatt Gould, 6 brothers; Herman Gould, Clifton Gould, Paul Gould, Bill Gould, Lloyd Gould and Floyd Gould and two sisters; Annetta Gould McRill and Martha Gould Sloan.

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Shirley Yoakum

Shirley YoakumShirley Cupp Yoakum, 84, of Oak Grove, KY died at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015 at her residence of natural causes.

Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Giltner officiating.   Visitation will be Sunday from noon until the service hour.  Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

She donated her body to the University of Louisville Department of Anatomical Science and Neurobiology Body Bequeathal Program.

A native of LaFollette, TN she was born August 16, 1930 the daughter of the late Silas and Ada Bolinger Cupp.  She was a member of Pembroke Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Yoakum, and her son, Jimmy Yoakum.

Survivors include her sons:  Eddie Yoakum (Paula) of Hopkinsville, KY and Bob Yoakum (Lois) of Mount Washington, KY; her daughters:  Kathy Mercker (Rick) of Virginia Beach, VA, Jane Vaught of Seattle, WA, and Beth Luttrull (Ricky) of Pembroke, KY; 11 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Pennyroyal Hospice 220 Burley Avenue, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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Geneva S. Morris

Geneva S. Morris, 76, of LaFayette, KY died at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at her home following a brief illness.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with the Rev. Phillip Whitaker officiating.  Burial will follow in Flat Lick Cemetery.  Visitation will be from noon until the service hour Saturday at the funeral home.

A native of Hopkinsville, KY she was born November 24, 1938 the daughter of the late Elmer and Mildred Stamper.  She was a homemaker and a member of the LaFayette Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Sue McGuffey.

Survivors include her husband: Durwood Morris; her daughter:  Peggy Stewart (David) of Florence, KY; her brother:  Bill Stamper of Russellville, KY; her sister:  Diane White of Bell Buckle, TN; three grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Pennyroyal Hospice.

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Charlotte Dean Keatts Allen

Charlotte AllenCharlotte Dean Keatts Allen, 91, of Huffmans Mill Road, died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at 7:03 a.m. at her home, of natural causes. 

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home with Dr. Glenn Sowards officiating.  Burial to follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m.   Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements. 

A native of LaFayette, KY, she was born May 4, 1923, the daughter of the late Cordie Horn and Bessie Wyatt Keatts.  She was a member of LaFayette United Methodist Church.  She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ashbel Allen in 1990.

Survivors include her sons: Robert “Bob” Allen (Nancy) of Paducah, Rob Allen of Murray, Barry Allen (Julie) of Hopkinsville, and Joey Allen of Hopkinsville; her daughter: Sara Hudson (Eddie) of Hopkinsville; 10 grandchildren: Scott Hudson, Ashtyn Hudson, Kerrie Heider, Rob Allen, Matthew Allen, Sara Allen, Andrew Allen, Cory Allen, Eric Allen, and Evie Allen; 7 great grandchildren: Seth Hudson, Luke Hudson, Kamryn Hudson, Bailey Heider, Drew Heider, Aubrey Allen, and Brody Allen.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Ave., Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

A special thanks to Pam Foster, Kim Bagett, Denise Hillis, Rev. Lloyd Tucker, Leah Dixon, and Rebecca Fuller, for taking such great care of our mother.

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Jack Ford

Jack FordJack Ford, 67, Hopkinsville Rd., Nortonville, died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN from complications of injuries suffered in an automobile accident on January 6, 2015. 

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Crofton conducted by Thad Hopper with burial to follow in New Salem Church Cemetery in Nortonville.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

A native of Madisonville, KY born April 28, 1947, he was the son of the late Cletis Jackson Ford and Bonnie Belcher.  He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Hopkinsville. 

After his retirement from CSX Railroad, he had owned JAM Feed in Nortonville. 

He is survived by two daughters; Ashley Ford, Nortonville, KY and Meaghan Ford of Nashville, TN, two sisters; Faye Ford and Kay Ford Saint, both of Nortonville and two grandchildren; Felicity Brasher and Jacob Holeman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jackie L. Ford II on 9-27-2011.

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Jiles Sutton

Jiles Sutton, 68, of Greenville Road died at 4:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at his residence following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Grace officiating.  Burial will be at a later date in Davis Cemetery.  Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00- 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Christian County, KY he was born September 2, 1946 the son of the late Ralph and Delores Sutton.  He was an explosives technician and a member of West Mount Zoar Baptist Church.  He was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the United States Air Force.

Survivors include his wife:  Karen Sutton; his son: Rick Sutton of Christian County; his brother:  Michael Ralph Sutton (LaDonna) of Todd County; and his sister:  Evelyn Austrew of Hopkinsville.

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Mary Gardner Brandt

Mary Gardner Brandt01Mary Gardner Brandt, 89, Irish Circle, died at 4:15 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2015 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with burial to follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.  Pallbearers will be Jeff Brandt, David Southwick, Casey Oakley, Gant Gardner, Matt Gardner and Cole Gardner.

Visitation will be from 1100 a.m. until the service hour of 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Trigg County, Kentucky born March 30, 1925, she was the daughter of the late James Monroe Gardner, Sr. and Ali Atwood Gardner.  She had worked in retail sales in several shops in Hopkinsville, including, but not limited to, Joy’s, Buck’s, Lee’s and Carothers.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hopkinsville.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Herbert P. (Herb) Brandt, three sons; Greg Brandt (Teresa), Lincolnton, IL, Mark Brandt (Tamara), Mahomet, IL and Jeff Brandt (Adra), Winchester, KY, a daughter-in-law, Penny Oakley, Cadiz, KY, two daughters; Brenda Southwick (George), Cadiz and Susan Brandt of Supply, NC, eight grandchildren; Casey Oakley, David Southwick, Laura Brandt, Sonia Brandt, Kylie Brandt, Joseph Brandt, Amy Brandt and Daniel Brandt, five great-grandchildren; Chloe Oakley, Olivia Oakley, Haile Southwick, Makenna Southwick and Lathan Southwick.

Also surviving are nieces and nephews; Gant Gardner, Stacy Gardner, Karen Robinson, Ava Nix, Tim Hayes, Kathy Hayes, Michael Hayes, Mike Thomas, Jan Thomas and Sharon Krull, a sister-in-law, Virginia Gardner and a brother-in-law, Robert Brandt of Garland, UT.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Brandt was preceded in death by a son, Steve Oakley in 2011, three brothers; James Madison Gardner, William Gardner and James Monroe Gardner, Jr. and two sisters; Lucille Thomas and Sue Hayes.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the donor’s favorite charity.

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Jessie Lou Cranor McGee

Jessie McGeeJessie Lou Cranor McGee, 95, formerly of Hopkinsville, KY, died February 25 in Murfreesboro, TN.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2015 at Hillcrest Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Joe Bufford and Rev. Greg Giltner officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home.  Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. McGee was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and taught a ladies Sunday School class for many years. She is also well remembered for her work in ladies clothing retail sales.

Preceded in death by her husband, Carl Thomas McGee, she is survived by daughters Carole( the late Dr. S.D.) Reynolds and Janice (Chuck) Sutherland. Grandchildren are Chris (Rachel) Reynolds and Jenny (Will) Shelton of Murfreesboro and David (Rhonda) Sutherland and Jessica (Ryan) Levenson of Atlanta. There are 13 great grandchildren.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, Gideons, or RBC Ministries.

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Earlean “Nookie” Johnson Wagoner

Earlean WagonerEarlean “Nookie” Johnson Wagoner, 72, of Crofton, died Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, of natural causes. 

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Crofton, with Rev. Bobby Reno officiating.  Burial will follow in Ridgetop Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Crofton.  Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Crofton is in charge of arrangements. 

A native of Christian County, she was born August 31, 1942, the daughter of the late William and Verda Legate Johnson.  She was a homemaker and a member of Crofton Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Tammy Wagoner

Survivors include her husband, Junior Wagoner; her daughters: Terri Brown (Kevin) and Pam Crick (Andy) both of Crofton; her 3 grandchildren: Ashley Brown, Matthew Brown, and Gunnar Crick; and her 4 great grandchildren: Bristol, Anderson, Abby and MaKynlee.

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