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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DJ Everett III

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D.J. Everett III, 67, Deepwood Drive, Hopkinsville, died at 4:31 p.m. Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville after a long illness.

A memorial service celebrating the life of D.J. will be held Thursday, February 26, 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. Paige S. Williams.

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

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the service hour of 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the church.

A native of Hopkinsville born June 4, 1947, he was the son of the late D.J., Jr. and Mary Cox Everett.  He had attended First United Methodist Church in Hopkinsville.

Survivors include his wife Beth of Hopkinsville.

. When he was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 2012, D.J. Everett was described as a radio broadcaster and businessman who always placed a strong emphasis on news coverage. DJ was presented the Kentucky Mic Award from the Kentucky Broadcasters Association in 2007, and he led WKDZ-FM to win the Marconi Small Market Station of the Year Award in 2002 and 2013. He also led WKDZ-FM to receive the 2013 National Association of Broadcasters Crystal Award for Community Service. WKDZ was the first Kentucky station to receive the Marconi Award and was the only station to ever receive both the Marconi and Crystal Awards in the same year.

Under DJ’s direction, WHVO, the former WKOA, has received numerous awards from
national, state and local organizations for both news coverage and community
service.

DJ is a 1969 graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he
majored in journalism and political science. He also served as News Director of
the student station WBKY. He was one of the first students to intern with WAVE
Radio and TV in Louisville.

DJ began his professional career at WHOP,  working with well-known newsman Hank Lindsey and training longtime News Director  the late Jim Love. DJ was the first Kentucky news director to win five Associated Press awards in one year. DJ also managed the University of Kentucky Broadcast Network and served as the original Manager of WKAG-TV-43 in Hopkinsville. And he served two terms as President of the Community Broadcasters Association.

DJ is being remembered fondly by many of those he has worked
with during his career that began in 1969. Veretan Broadcaster and former Voice
of the Kentucky Wildcats Ralph Hacker says he admired DJ for his work in the
broadcast industry.

Kentucky Broadcast Association Executive Director Gary White says DJ will be
remembered for his work in news.

Fellow broadcaster Carl Nathe, who hosts the UK at the Half program during the
University of Kentucky sports broadcast, says DJ was truly one of a kind.

Life-long friend Chuck Henderson says DJ always had a love of broadcasting.

Henderson also described DJ as a pioneer in low power television while he served
as General Manager of TV-43 in Hopkinsville.

Henderson adds the broadcast community will feel the loss of DJ Everett.

Longtime friend and fellow broadcaster Boyd Clark remembers his friendship with
DJ from the time they met at the Pennyroyal Fair in Hopkinsville in the
1960′s.  Boyd says he will also remember the impact DJ had on broadcasting.

DJ’s favorite News events to report about were national, state and local
elections, with his next to last broadcast Nov. 4, 2014, as a part of the
WKDZ-WHVO Election Edge.

DJ was also one of the best on-the-scene reporters in the business, and would
often provide live breaking news coverage from a scene such as this report from
Hopkinsville in 2010.

DJ was not only a great news man, but also a great teacher and friend to many in
the business. His contributions, whether it be an afternoon discussion about
local politics or showing the news department how to write more efficiently,
will be greatly missed.

 

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Peter K. Nicolos, Colonel United States Air Force (retired)

Peter K NicolosPeter K. Nicolos, Colonel United States Air Force (retired), 80, of Shallow Lake Circle died at 10:35 a.m. Friday, February 20, 2015 at his residence following a brief illness.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 27, 2015 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Giltner officiating.  Burial will follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.  Visitation will be Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the service hour at the funeral home.  Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Portola, California he was born August 1, 1934 the son of the late Kosta P. Nicolos and Beatrice Barengo.  He was a retired United States Air Force Colonel with over 31 years of distinguished service having served as a fighter pilot and a Vietnam veteran.  He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and the Hopkinsville Athenaeum Society.  He was a volunteer at PACS and the Salvation Army.

Survivors include his wife: Mary Radford Nicolos; his daughters: Christie Nicolos Latta (Donald) of Peru and Lisa Nicolos Clark (Mark) of Apollo Beach, FL; his grandchildren: Hannah Hoverter, John Latta, Rachel Clark, Nicolos Clark, and Mary Clark; and his great grandchildren: Sawyer Hoverter and Piper Garrott Hoverter.

Memorial contributions are suggested to WNKJ Christian Radio P.O. Box 1029 Hopkinsville, KY 42240 or the givers favorite charity.

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Donnie Rogers

Donnie RogersDonnie Rogers, 72, of N. Fowler Ave., died Friday, February 20, 2015, at 1:15 a.m. at his home, of natural causes.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Martin officiating.  Burial to follow at Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m.   Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements.

A native of Caldwell County, KY, he was born January 27, 1943, the son of the late James Herbal and Mirla Thelma Haile Rogers.  He served in the National Guard for 6 years.  He was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church.  He worked in construction.  He was a member of the VFW Post 1913, the American Legion in Princeton and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.

He was preceded in death by brother, Roderick Rogers and his sister Delores Blakeley.

Survivors include his sons, Mike Rogers of Herndon and Mark Rogers of North Carolina; his two grandchildren, Amber Rogers and Michael Rogers

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Johnny Phipps

Johnny Phipps.jpgJohn Willies Phipps, 73, Madisonville Road, Hopkinsville, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday, February 16, 2015 at his residence after a long illness.

Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Crofton conducted by Nicholas Greenman and Allen Kramer.  Pallbearers will be Bryan Phipps, Ashley Phipps, Bridget Mathis, Eric Maxie, Jonathon Hawthorne, Braxton Phipps and Phillip Vernon, Jr.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour of noon at the funeral home on Wednesday.

Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens at a later date.

A native of Todd County, Kentucky born June 16, 1941, he was the son of the late Jess Phipps and Ada Isabelle Knight Ebling.

He was a member of Skyline Church of Christ in Hopkinsville and had been a maintenance supervisor for the Housing Authority of Hopkinsville for more than 13 years.

Survivors include his wife Elsie Barnes Phipps, one son, John Anthony Phipps and his wife Terry, Stillwater, Oklahoma, two daughters; Angela Phipps Hawthorne and her husband Wayne, Hopkinsville and Sheila Mae Phipps, also of Hopkinsville, one sister, Mrs. Oliver (Margie) Jones, Allegre, KY, seven grandchildren; Bryan Phipps, Nicholas Greenman, Jr., Brandon Phipps, Ashley Phipps, Bridget Mathis, Eric Maxie and Jonathon Hawthorne, and six great-grandchildren; K-Yanna Blaine, Braxton Phipps, Alethea Greenman, Collie Greenman, Keshawn Maxie and Hadley Mathis.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, 5455 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214.

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Bernard Shelton Carter

Bernard CarterBernard Shelton Carter, 100, of East 9th St., died Friday, February 13, 2015, at Christian Health Center, of natural causes. 

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Jernigan officiating.  Burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, from noon until the service hour. Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements. 

A native of Owensboro, KY, he was born July 8, 1914, the son of the late Grover Francis and Otha Myrtle Shelton Carter.  He was a US Navy veteran who served in World War II.  He was a member of First Baptist Church.  He was a retired retail manager.  He was a member of the VFW Post 1913 and was one of the one’s who helped to establish the Hopkinsville Post.   

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia Lynn Carter in 1955, and his son, Robert Bernard Carter in 2012.

Survivors include his wife Bonnie Woodall Carter; his daughters: Carol Walter (Wayne) of Hopkinsville, Janice Smith (Johnell) of Louisville, Anna Barbara Carter-Bruno of Boston, MA; his brother Kenneth Carter (Nadine) of Springboro, OH; 6 grandchildren: Erin Nicole Glisker, Lori Beth Morrison, Ashley Kay Smith, Natasha Hendrix, Cheri Lynch, Jamie Bruno; 4 great grandchildren: Julian Villavicienco, Teagan Morrison, Shayne Morrison, Owen Hendrix.

Memorial contributions may be made to giver’s favorite charity.

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Ruby Faye Weller Summerhill

Summerhill cover and portrait (1)Ruby Faye Weller Summerhill died at home on February 6, 2015 in Gainesville, FL at the age of 79 following a long battle with cancer. 

Faye is survived by her husband, Dr. William (Bill) R. Summerhill Jr. of Gainesville, FL and her children Dr. William R. Summerhill III (Yolanda) of Fullerton, CA and Laura Summerhill-Coleman (Bearden) of Brooklyn, NY.  She was devoted to her three grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Mary Alice Duncan of Hopkinsville and brother William A. Weller of Louisville, KY, and nephews and nieces. 

Faye was born in a log house adapted from a frontier fort on August 18, 1935 in Samuels, KY.  Her parents were Emory C. Weller and Edith S. Weller.  She was active in youth programs, including 4H.  She graduated from My Old Kentucky Home High School in 1952 and was crowned Farm Bureau Queen for the state of Kentucky in the same year.   She earned a BS in Home Economics at Western Kentucky University and a MS in Home Economics at University of Kentucky.  She married Bill, the love of her life, in 1960. They were married 54 years. 

Faye taught at My Old Kentucky Home High School, and was a substitute in the inner city schools of Chicago, Trigg Co. Kentucky, Christian Co. Kentucky and Wake Co. North Carolina school systems.  She was a long time member of the Christian Co. Homemakers Organization. After coming to Florida, she became involved with the University of Florida Agriculture Women’s Club where she served as President, member of the Executive Board and, for a number of years, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee.  She also served as President of the University of Florida Women’s Club, and participated in various club leadership activities.  Her civic service included work with the Alachua Co. Board of Elections as the Clerk in charge of Voting Precinct 42. She was always involved in supporting her children’s schools and once they were grown, she continued to support childhood education by donating books to the WW Irby Elementary School Storybook Holiday Program. 

She was very active in First Baptist Church, Gainesville, serving on numerous committees, including Deacon, Deacon Chair, Coordinator of the Hope Lodge ministry, Coordinator of the Interfaith Hospitality Program ministry, and was employed as Church Hostess.  As a member of the overall coordinating committee, she was involved in giving leadership to the relocation of the church and the construction of the new building.  Faye was a former active member of First Baptist Church, Hopkinsville, KY and New Salem Baptist Church, Cox’s Creek, KY.  

Faye loved Gator gymnastics and basketball and was a member of the Gator Tip Off Club.  She enjoyed participating in the Scarlett O’Hatters chapter of The Red Hat Society.  She loved travel and in retirement, she and Bill RVed throughout the U.S., including Alaska and parts of Western Canada.  She enjoyed a vacation home in the mountains of Western North Carolina.  She was an accomplished seamstress. She enjoyed antiquing.  Faye will be remembered as a person committed to serving others. 

 A celebration of her life will be conducted Friday, February 13, 2015, at 2:00pm at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home with Dr. John Fairless officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service hour at the funeral home. Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in charge of arrangments.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to First Baptist Church, Gainesville, Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd, Gainesville, 32606, and New Salem Baptist Church, Coxs Creek, KY 40013.

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