Rbert Wayne “Buddy” Gregory

RobertRobert Wayne “Buddy” Gregory, 72, of Dawson Springs Rd, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at Centenial Medical Center in Nashville of natural causes. 

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with Rev. Roy King officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will be from noon until the service hour Thursday at the funeral home.   Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements. 

A native of Cleaton, KY, he was born January 5, 1942, the son of the late Robert and Margaret Gregory.  He was of the Pentecosal faith. 

Survivors include his wife, Betty Gregory; daughters: Angie Weaver (Gary) of Clarksville and Robin Baxter (Steve) of Madisonville; step sons: Randy Barrett (Michelle) of Wheatfield, In and Tony Barrett (Dawna) of Hopkinsville; 7 grandchildren: Hadlie Cheyenne Weaver, Ronnie Barrett, Louann Barrett, Jimmy Barrett, Jordan Barrett, Kaylee Barrett, Sydney Barrett; adopted grandson: Robert Porter; 6 great grandchildren: Chloe Craft, Brianna Craft, Katie Barrett, Haley Barrett, Ethan Barrett, Kaitlyn Barrett

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Martha Stuart Hutchison Major

Mrs Brooks MajorMartha Stuart Hutchison Major, 87, of Locust Grove Road, died at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, July 22, 2014 at her residence of natural causes.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014 at Liberty Christian Church conducted by Rev. James O. Hazelrigg with burial to follow in the Major family cemetery.  Pallbearers will be William Turner, John Cayce, John Campbell, Bobby Smithson, Steve Craig and Hap Campbell.

Visitation will be at the church from 12:00 pm. noon until the service hour of 2:00 p.m. on Friday.

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

A native of Howell, Kentucky born June 9, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Boyd Marvin and Sibyl Boxley Hutchison.  she had been a homemaker and a member of Liberty Christian Church.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Dr. J. Brooks Major, one son, Robert Boyd Major and his wife Ruby, three grandchildren; Denise Sowell, Bobby Major and Michelle Major, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

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Rachel W. Boyd

Rachel BoydRachel W. Boyd, 70, of East 21st St.,  died at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at her residence of natural causes. 

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home, with Rev. David Spears and Rev. Gene Johnson officiating.  Burial will follow in New Ebenzer Cemetery.  Visitation will be noon until the funeral hour.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements. 

A native of Christian County, KY, she was born August 24, 1943, the daughter of the late Arl and Ella Larue Dukes.  She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Ministry Church.

She is survived by sons: Sidney Boyd (Laura), Dorris Boyd (Jennifer), David Boyd, all of Hopkinsville, Tony Harris (Kathy) of Texas; her daughters, Rita Harris, Betty Bearley (Tim), Cinda Davis (Leonard), all of Hopkinsville, Sandy Wingfield (Tim) of Evansville, IN; her sisters: Patsy Naylor of Hopkinsville, Shirley Rager (Lawrence) of Elizabethtown; 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dorris E. Boyd in 1981, her sons Bobby Harris, Virgil Ray Harris, and Jerry Harris, and her daughter, Mary Harris.

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Robert “Bob” Viall

Robert ViallRobert “Bob” Viall, 75, of Terry Lane died at 12:45 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 at his residence following a long illness.

Services will be Noon on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church with Reverend Father Richard Meredith and Reverend Father Julio Barrera officiating.  Burial will follow in Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery West.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. Rosary Service.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of all the arrangements.

A native of Miles City, Montana he was born August 16, 1938 the son of the late Glen and Lillian Viall.  He was a retired Physician’s Assistant in the United States Army and a retired LPN at Western State Hospital in Hopkinsville, KY.  He was an United States Army Vietnam Veteran.  He was a member of Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, the Todd County Gun Club, and the National Rifle Association.

Survivors include his wife:  Sherry Moore Viall; his sons:  Ivan Paul Viall of the home, Robert Viall, Jr. of Arkansas, and Chad Viall of Texas; his daughter:  Rebecca Oliver of Hopkinsville, KY; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Right to Life or Alpha Alternative.

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John Thomas “J.T.” Workman

JT WorkmanJohn Thomas “J.T.” Workman, 79, of Cox Mill Road, died at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Hopkinsville with the Rev. Charles W. Gaines officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Hopkinsville.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Hopkins County, KY he was born January 27, 1935 the son of the late Charles Rufus Workman and Frances Gertrude Workman.  He was the owner and operator of Workman’s Auto Glass & Upholstery which he established in 1961.

He was a member of First Baptist Church.  He was a former member of the Hopkinsville City Council, Hopkinsville Jaycees, and the Western Kentucky State Fair Board.  He was a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include his wife:  Betty Workman; his sons:  Mike Workman (Jill) and Tim Workman (Kelley) both of Hopkinsville; his daughter:  Beth Workman McCraw (Jamie) of Hopkinsville; five grandchildren:  Matthew Thomas Workman (Ashley), Tyler Casey Workman (Whitney), Cayce Spencer Workman, Charles Preston Workman, and Carlee Michala Workman; and two great grandchildren:  Ellie Lynn Workman and Parker Thomas Workman.

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

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Jane McKnight

Jane McKnight Picture2Mrs. Jane McKnight, 80, of Pine Street West in Varnville, a longtime resident of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, entered into rest Friday evening, July 11, 2014, at Hospice of Charleston in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.   She was the wife of the late Mr. Barrette McKnight.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, KY with the Rev. Dr. Don Troutman and Rev. Stewart Drake officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Born March 14, 1934, a native of Christian County, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late R. H. McCown and the late Emma Powell McCown.  She resided in Hopkinsville, Kentucky where she and her late husband made their home, she worked a dedicated and successful career, and was well loved by many people before failing health brought her to her daughter’s home in the Lowcountry of South Carolina in 2013 when Varnville became her beloved home.  Employed by Pepsi Cola, she worked in many capacities, chiefly having worked as an office manager before retiring after a career that spanned over forty-one years.  She was born and raised in Christian County Kentucky where she was a long-time member of Crofton Christian Church active in many aspects of the church’s work before moving her membership and active attendance to Highland Presbyterian Church in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  She participated actively in her community, having been a member of the Order of The Eastern Star, the Hopkinsville Business and Professional Women’s Club where she held board positions, and served on the board of the local AARP Chapter.    Jane constantly stayed busy, even after retirement she continued to support her community and others.  She loved to travel and she will always be remembered for the love she possessed for her family and friends.

Surviving are: her daughter, Dr. Cynthia McKnight-Zeigler and her husband, William of Varnville; as well as her dear friend, Mrs. Naomi Brashears of Hopkinsville.

In lieu of flowers, the family has respectfully requested that memorial contributions be directed in her memory to:  Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, New York 10001.

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James Roy Knight, Sr

James KnightJames Roy Knight, Sr., 67, of Candy Dr., died at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at his residence of natural causes.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with Larry Holland and Neil Hight officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.   Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements.

A native of Christian County, he was born February 9, 1947, the son of the late Thomas Edgar Knight, Sr. and Bessie Alice Perry Knight.

He started farming at an early age with his father and his first public job was at Posey’s Food Market.  James credited his father and Mr. Posey for his strong work ethic and often quoted both of them his whole life.  Upon leaving Posey’s Food Market he went on to work at Hopkinsville Clothing Factory and from there he went to work at Phelps Dodge.  While at Phelps Dodge he worked nights and worked with his brother at Knight Refrigeration during the day.  In 1975 he purchased half of the business from his brother and started James Knight Appliance Service.  In 1988 he expanded the business to James Knight Appliance Sales and Service and moved to 25th Street.  In 1997 he moved to Fort Campbell Blvd. where the business is currently located.  In 2005 he retired and left the business operation to his family.  All of the family has worked at the business from one time to another including his grandsons whose favorite slogan was “Come shop with my PaPa!”

His passion included working on old cars and tractors.  In the later part of his life his enjoyment came from his grandchildren and great grandson.

He was a member of Hopkinsville Church of Christ, National Rifle Association, and a former member of the Hopkinsville Jaycees.  He was awarded Boss of the Year by Hopkinsville Jaycees.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters:  Sue Alice Knight, Patsy Elaine Knight, and Elizabeth Ann Pendleton.

Survivors include his wife, Paula Martin Knight; his son: James Roy Knight, Jr. (Karen) of Hopkinsville; his daughters: Melanie Ann Knight and Sandra Diane Boyd (James E.) both of Hopkinsville; his brothers: Thomas Edgar Knight, Jr., Phillip Ray Knight, Sr. (Terri), and Gathial Wayne Knight (Judy), all of Christian County; his sisters: Mary Ida Ralston (Virgil) of San Angelo, TX, and Betty June Lingenfelter (J.D.) of Christian County; five grandchildren:  Gregory Alan Lamont (Eva), James Andrew Knight,  Kaitlyn Elisabeth Knight, Jamie Caroline Boyd, and Kassidy Ann Knight; and one great grandson:  Leland Alan Lamont.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205.

 

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Alberta Utley

Alberta Utley Alberta J. Utley, 76, Petsch Lane, died at 7:43 a.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014 at her residence after a long illness.

Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. Roy Marquess, Jr. with burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service hour of 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

A native of Todd County, KY born April 30, 1938 she was the daughter of the late A.B. Jones and Lola Tucker Jones.

She was a member of Parkway Missionary Baptist Church.  She had retired from Mid-Continent Spring Co. after 45 years of service.

Survivors include her husband Jimmy Utley, one son, Jeffrey A. Utley, Hopkinsville, three daughters; Janet E. Utley, Hopkinsville, JoAnn Utley, Louisville, KY and Jennifer L. Utley, Clarksville, TN, and four sisters; Maxine Hightower, Christian Co., KY, Glennie Cathcart, Todd Co., KY, Roberta Patrick, also of Todd Co. and Velma Crawford, Hopkinsville.

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

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Raymond L. Young

Raymond L. Young, 83, of E. Parkview Drive died at 1:55 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness.

Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014 at Riverside Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Joe Bufford officiating.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Christian County, KY he was born May 2, 1931 the son of the late Lenvil C. and Ivyl  Isom Young.  He was retired from Phelps Dodge.  He was a United States Army Veteran and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife:  Mary Joyce Young; his daughter:  Karen Nanney of Hopkinsville; his grandson Jason Nanney; and great grandchildren:  Jacob Nanney and Reagan Nanney.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hillcrest Baptist Church Building Fund.

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Hazel T. Ray

Hazel RayHazel T. Ray, 98, Mt. Zoar Latham Rd, died at 5:29 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Crofton of natural causes. 

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, at West Mt. Zoar Baptist Church, with Rev. Don Mock, Rev. Earl Grace, and Rev. Hilda Bentley officiating. Burial will follow at Ray Family Cemetery.   Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home in Crofton.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton is in charge of arrangements. 

A native of Joaquin, TX,  she was born March 28, 1916, the daughter of the late Jessie Banks and Rosa Stevenson Taylor.  She was a member of West Mt. Zoar Baptist Church.  She was a retired school teacher and was the libranian at Crofton Elementary School for many years.  She was a Kentucky Colonel, Kentucky Corn Island Storyteller, Past President of the Kentucky Poetry Society, a member of the Hopkinsville Christian County Public Library Board, Past President of the Friends of the Library, and a member of The Mother of a Son of the Daughters of Texas.

She is preceeded in death by her husband, William Ben Ray.

Survivors include her sons: Robin Ray (Brenda) of Hopkinsville, Tucker Ray of Hopkinsville, Mark Ray of Jacksonville, FL, Shan Ray of Hopkinsville; her daughters: Kay Ray Putty of Crofton, Maia Lea Ray of Hopkinsville; her sister: Mary Taylor Glasgow of Tucson, AZ; her grandchildren: Crystal, Lance (Lori), Kandy (Greg), Banks (Heather), Brent, Stefan, Paul (Dawn), Olivia (Brent), Jaime, Nathan, Christopher, and Summer; her great grandchildren: Krystina, Kassidy, Trevor, Tara, Ashley, Amber, Houston, Skylar, Livi, Tanner, Morgan, Jacob, Olivia, Junia, Sebastian, Morgan, Ben, Will, Kinley; and her great great grandchildren: Salem, Makayla, Gabriel

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hopkinsville Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St, Hopkinsville, KY 42240, or West Mt. Zoar Baptist Church, 7800 Mt. Zoar Rd., Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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