Lee Ann (Leola) Bryant Hedgepath

Lee Ann HedgepathLee Ann (Leola) Bryant Hedgepath, 64, Woodbine St., Hopkinsville, died at 2:16 p.m. Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the home of her daughter in Oak Grove after a long illness.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Gary Hedgepath with burial to follow in Fruithill Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Ronnie Hedgepath, Gary Hedgepath, Billy Durham, JohnMichael Sealey, Benji Putty, Don Young, Steven Hedgepath and Randy Sellars.  Honorary pallbearers will be Christian Quarles and Ja`Quon Long.

Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until the service hour of 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

A native of Monterey, CA born August 21, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Howard William Bryant, Sr. and Gloria Green Dunn.  She had been a Certified Public Accountant and was a member of Fruithill Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons; Ronnie Steven Hedgepath (Anna), Hopkinsville and Gary Edward Hedgepath (Cathy) of South Fulton, TN, one daughter, Karrie Sealey-Durham (Billy), Oak Grove, KY, two brothers; Howard W. Bryant, Jr. and Bobby Joe Bryant, both of Lakeland, FL, two sisters; Candy Sue Bryant, Kathleen, FL and Tina Bryant, Zephyr Hills, FL, seven grandchildren; Laura Schrull, Stephanie Monday, Kasey Durham, Steven Hedgepath, Ashley Hedgepath, JohnMichael Sealey and SaraCathryn Hedgepath and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Holly Nicole Hedgepath in 1971, a brother, Bubba Dunn, in 2011 and a granddaughter, Holly Nicole Sealey in 2001.

 

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Rev. Dr. Rodney H. Travis

Dr Rodney TravisRev. Dr. Rodney H. Travis, 69, of Hopkinsville, KY died at 9:44 a.m. Saturday, October 25, 2014 at his home surrounded by family and loved ones after a valiant 12 year battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Hopkinsville.  Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mexico Baptist Church Cemetery in Mexico, KY.  Visitation will be Monday from 4 – 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Hopkinsville.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Marion, Kentucky he was born August 26, 1945 the son of Catherine Travis of Hopkinsville and the late Haskall Travis.  He graduated from Georgetown College, received his Master’s from Southern Seminary, and his Doctorate from Vanderbilt University.  He served as an esteemed pastor for 42 years and was President of the Missouri Baptist Convention in 1994.  He pastored churches in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri.  He remained a member of First Baptist Church Hopkinsville and was named Pastor Emeritus following his retirement.

He was an avid golfer, fisherman, hunter, and outdoorsman.   He was a lover of life, his family, friends, and the people he served.  His faith in Christ sustained him for his life and every challenge he faced.

Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife:  Sue Tabor Travis; his daughters:  Shawn Travis of Elizabethtown, KY and Tiffany Travis Sexton of Nashville, TN; and his three granddaughters:  Addie, Olivia, and Emily Sexton all of Nashville, TN.

Memorial contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church 1400 S. Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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C.A. Mathis, Jr.

Jr MathisC. A. Mathis, Jr., 81 of Hopkinsville died at 3:40 a.m. Friday, October 24, 2014 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Don Mathis and Rev. Danny Belcher officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Trigg County, KY he was born November 8, 1932 the son of the late Caleb Alvurn Mathis, Sr. and Beatrice Miles Mathis.  He was the owner of the Woodshed which he opened in March of 1984.   He was retired from Montgomery Ward after over 30 years.  He was a member of Flat Lick Cumberland Presbyterian Church and served many years on the Western Kentucky State Fair Board.

Survivors include his wife:  Wilda Mathis; his sons:  Phillip Mathis and Mike Mathis (Billie Jo) both of Hopkinsville; his brothers:  Jimmy Mathis of Herndon and Rev. Dr. Don Mathis (Sharon) of Bowling Green; his sister:  Sharon Brege (Jim) of Marietta, GA; 8 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Trinity Baptist Church 3900 Lafayette Road, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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Patricia A. Gray

Tricia GrayPatricia A. Gray, 67, of Quisenberry Lane, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday, October 20, 2014, at her home of natural causes.

The body was cremated.  A memorial service will be at a later date.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements.

A native of Elizabeth, New Jersey, she was born January 8, 1947, the daughter of the late Florence Lucas Ganzemuller.  She worked in sales.

Survivors include her son, Robert A. Gray of Ohio, her daughter, Denise Gray Jones (Kelly) of Hopkinsville,  1 grandson Dustin Gray Folz of Hopkinsville, 2 step grandchildren: Jessica Jones and Justin Jones, 2 step great grandchildren: Bryce Evan Strobe and Corbin Adrian Jones.

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Joe Spears

Joe Spears 001Joe Spears, 77, Crofton-Firetower Rd., Crofton, died at 12:20 a.m. Friday, October 17, 2014 at his residence after a long illness.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Crofton Pentecostal Church conducted by Pastor Marvin Upton and Gene Johnson with burial to follow in Ridgetop Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Terry Crick, Anthony Durham, Wesley Morgan, Nick King, Daniel King and Albert Reynolds.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Crofton Pentecostal Church.

Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton in charge of arrangements.

A native of Scottsville, KY  born February 14, 1937, he was the son of the late Charlie Lee Spears and Hallie Cora Linville Spears.  He had retired from the State of Kentucky after serving 23 years as Christian Co. Forest Ranger.

He had also been an evangelical minister for many years.  He attended Crofton Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include his wife Betty Spears, two sons; Mike Spears (Penny) and Charles Spears (Christi) and two granddaughters; Passion Spears and Charlee Spears.

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Mildred Pauline Ray

Mildred Pauline RayMildred Pauline Ray, 92, of Covington’s Convalescent Center, died at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at her residence of natural causes. 

Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, October 20, 2014, at Portageville Cemetery in Portageville, MO, with Rev. John Compere officiating. Burial will follow in Portageville Cemetery.   Visitation will be Monday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Portageville, MO.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements. 

A native of Burlison, TN, she was born November 11, 1921, the daughter of the late Jim and Ethel Baskin Hughey.  She was a beauty operator and seamstress.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hopkinsville, and a former member of First Baptist Church in Portageville, MO, where she sang in the choir, a member of WMU and Keenagers.

She was preceeded in death by her husband, J.B. Ray.

Survivors include her daughters, Brenda Henderson of Hopkinsville and Anita Self (Ronnie) of Blytheville, AR; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205.

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Beale McKenzie Sumner, Sr.

Beale SumnerBeale McKenzie Sumner, Sr., 89, of Clarksville, Tennessee and formerly of Herndon, died at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Clarksville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Clarksville following a long illness.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. Paul Bunger and Rev.  Cynthia Talley with burial to follow in Moss-King Cemetery in Christian County, Kentucky.  Pallbearers will be Philip Hinely, Jim Bonano, Chip Bourne, Tom Folz, Carden Giles, Donnie Stewart, Allen Young, Gary Lester, Wayne Hunt and David Thompson.  Frank Allen will serve as honorary pallbearer.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the service hour of 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

A native of Christian County, Kentucky born July 6, 1925, he was the son of the late John and Ellenor King Sumner and had been a self-employed farmer. He had also owned and operated a sawmill.  He was a member of Olivet Baptist Church and had been a member of the Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years.

He is survived by his wife Margaret Sexton Sumner, Clarksville, TN, one son, Beale M. Sumner, Jr. (Becky), Mt. Airy, NC, four daughters; Susan Hinely (Philip), Gastonia, NC,  Elizabeth “Beth” Quinn, Gastonia, NC, Alice Sumner, Gastonia, NC and Ellen Renegar, Charlotte, NC,  one stepson, Robert Feltner (Joyce), Wartrace, TN, four stepdaughters; Kathy Graham, Hermitage, TN, Donna Thompson (David), Hermitage, TN, Patricia Bourne (Chip), Clarksville, TN and Sandra Bonano (Jim), Centreville, VA, eleven grandchildren; Edward Smiley(Sarah), Michel Sumner (Puja), Rachel Gray, Andrew Quinn, Beale McKenzie Sumner III (Melissa), Casey Hall (Clayton), Ashley Sumner, Emily Renegar, Sumner Renegar, Anna Renegar and Elizabeth Renegar, four step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife,  Elizabeth Hamby Sumner,  who died in January 1988.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Olivet Baptist Church, 13741 Palmyra Rd., Herndon, KY 42236.

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Jean Reynolds

Jean ReynoldsJean Reynolds, 76, of Morningside Assisted Living, died at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 17, 2014, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, with Rev. Nate Quarcelino officiating. Burial will follow in Rosedale Cemetery.   Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements.

A native of Pembroke, KY, she was born February 3, 1938, the daughter of the late Charles Erba and Laura Belle Smith Capps.  She was retired insurance claims and bookkeeper clerk for Dr. Rao Velaga.  She was a member of Pembroke Christian Church.

She is preceeded in death by her husband, Richard “Dick” Reynolds in 2003.

Survivors include her son, Andy Reynolds (Eva) of Danville, KY; her daughter, Jill Reynolds Sivells (D.M. II) of Hopkinsville ; her brother, John Capps (Linda) of Huntsville, AL; 3 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pembroke Christian Church,  111 Jackson St., Pembroke, KY 42266.

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Henry Tull III

Henry Tull III, 87, Wilmington, N.C., and formerly of Hopkinsville, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, Wilmington, following a long illness.

A graveside memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 11, at Riverside Cemetery with Rev. Nathan Brown officiating.  Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

A native of Kinston, N.C., he was born April 3, 1927, the son of the late Henry Tull Jr. and Margaret Goodson Tull.

He was a deacon and member of First Christian Church, Hopkinsville. While living in Hopkinsville, he was a member and past president of the Rotary Club, a former president of the chamber of commerce and was active in Sons of the American Revolution and the United Way.

He had served in the Navy during World War II.

At Fort Campbell, he was president of Association of the United States Army and a Boy Scout leader. He was vice president of Hammond Moving and Storage.

He had also opened a clothing store, Tull’s, in Morehead City, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betsy Tull.

Survivors include his children, Michael Jefferson Tull, Louisville, Dorothy Elizabeth Johnson, New Orleans, and Lynn Sledge, Wilmington; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church Choir Fund, 2601 S. Walnut St., Hopkinsville, KY 42240, or to the Rotary Club of Hopkinsville.

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Beatrice “Bea” Hunt

Bea Hunt 2Beatrice “Bea” Hunt, 94, of Lafayette Road died at 1:10 p.m. Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center .

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with the Rev. Steve Hussung and the Rev. Abe Bagby officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour.

A native of Trigg County, KY she was born October 26, 1919 the daughter of the late W.H. Henson and Vodie Knight Henson.  She was a retired Restaurant Owner and a member of Olivet Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son:  Wayne Hunt (Linda) of Herndon; two grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and one great great grandson.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Olivet Baptist Church for Operation Christmas Child Boxes 13741 Palmyra Road, Herndon, KY 42236 or Gideons International P.O. Box 982 Hopkinsville, KY 42241.

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