Wilson Walker

Wilson WalkerWilson Walker, 79, Wooldridge Road, died at 9:03 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville of natural causes.

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Robert Webb with burial to follow in West Macedonia Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Quinton Donaldson, Jeremy Walker, Jon David Walker, John Hallmark, Johnny Brown and Robert Houser.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the service hour   Saturday at the funeral home.

A native of Gloversville, NY, he was the son of the late Harry Walker and Deana McCormick.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Glenda Thomas Walker in April, 2007 and a son, John David Walker in May, 2006..

He was U.S. Air Force retired SSGT and had served in the Vietnam war.  After his military career, he enjoyed many jobs.  His favorites included working at the old Valu Foods and serving as a cook at Western State Hospital.

He was a member of Little River Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife Margaret Walker, one daughter, Elizabeth Walker Stewart, Hopkinsville, one stepson, Quinton Donaldson (Sherry), Clarksville, TN, one stepdaughter, Angelic Victoria Donaldson, Hopkinsville, one sister, Evelyn Trippado, Northville, NY, five grandchildren; Jeremy Walker, Jon David Walker, Ellen Braxton, Casian Grosu and Carmen Grosu, four step grandchildren, Matthew Blake Donaldson, Brandon Searcy, Joselyn Smith and Victoria Houser and three great-grandchildren; Huslen Walker, Jace Walker and Lucas Grosu.

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Dorothy J. Baucom

Dorothy BaucomDorothy J. Baucom, 95, of Winter Haven, FL and formerly of Hopkinsville died Friday, May 15, 2015 at Winter Haven Hospital in Winter Haven, FL.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with Phil Dunn officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour.  Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Nashville, TN she was born March 21, 1920 the daughter of the late C.G. and Elsie Jackson.  She had worked at Tennessee Title Company.  She was a member of Southside Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin A. Baucom, who died in 1978 and a daughter, Betty Carol Baucom.

Survivors include her son:  Gene Baucom (Sue) of Chattanooga, TN; her daughters:  Dorothy Ann Fleming (James Henry) of Hopkinsville and Nancy Gayle McDonald of Winter Haven, FL; 6 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Southside Church of Christ Building Fund 529 Country Club Lane, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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Hildean “Dee” Hurlburt

Hildean HurlburtHildean “Dee” Hurlburt, 79, of Crofton died Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Crofton with the Rev. David Stewart officiating.  Burial will follow in Ridgetop Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour.

A native of Christian County, KY she was born May 17, 1935 the daughter of the late Leonard Cecil White and Elvie Young White.  She was a mother and a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband:  Henry E. Hurlburt; her sons:  Michael Stewart (Kim) of Ocala, FL, Rev. David Stewart (Peggy) of Florence, KY, and Henry J. Hurlburt (Martha) of Madisonville, KY; her daughter:  Katherine Hixon (Clifford) of Fort Lauderdale, FL; her brother:  Clifford White of Crofton, KY; her sisters:  Wanda Austin and Shirley Hunt both of Hopkinsville, KY; ten grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

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Aubrey Summers

Aubrey SummersAubrey D. Summers, 78, Remington Rd., died at 4:06 a.m. Monday, May 18, 2015 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville after a long illness.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2014 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. Dr. Joe Bufford with burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Special remarks to be made by Dr. William Rowlett, John Thomas and Rev. David Madding.

Active pallbearers will be Tim Haskins, John Thomas, Jan Dalton, Tim Goodaker, John Barney and Dickie Hall.  Honorary bearers will be Dr. Scott Lykins, Eddie Davenport, Leon Shaw, Dan Carter, Ray Luttrull and Don Humphries.

Visitation will be from 4-7  p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

He was a licensed optician in both Kentucky and Tennessee, having received his training as a dispensing optician working in the lab at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN.  In 1962, he founded Summers Optical in Bowling Green.  Mr. Summers moved to Hopkinsville and founded Summers Optical in Hopkinsville in January 1969.  He also owned Pennyrile Optical in the old Pennyrile Mall and Croft Optical in the Croft Building.

Along with John Thomas, he owned Honda of Hopkinsville and was a great motorcycle enthusiast.  He was a member of the American Motorcycle Association, the Elks Club and formerly a member of the Jaycees.

He was of the Baptist faith and in the summers, attended lakeside services at Kentucky Dam Marina.  He was an avid outdoorsman, a fishing, hunting and house boating enthusiast.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Barbara Summers, one son, Jeff Lynn (April) Summers, Almo, KY, two daughters; Deborah Summers Perkins, Hopkinsville and Mrs. Todd (Anita Kaye) Holmes, Hopkinsville, and four grandchildren; Megan Charlene Summers, New York, Aubrey Wayne Summers, Murray, KY, Alicia Summer Perkins, Louisville, KY and Carson McKae Holmes, Hopkinsville.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hillcrest Baptist Church Building Fund, 920 Skyline Dr., Hopkinsville, KY 42240, St. Luke’s Free Clinic or to the donor’s favorite charity.

 

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J.B. Johnson

J.B. Johnson PhotoJ.B. Johnson, 98, of Winter Haven, Florida; formerly of Christian County, Kentucky, died Thursday, May 14, 2015.  J.B. was the great grandson of Samuel Johnson; who lived in the Fie House.   J.B. was the son of Samuel Winfield Johnson and Naomi Drake Johnson.   He was one of four children born to Samuel and Naomi Johnson; Herchel  W. (born 1905), Barney B. (born 1907), Mayme F. (born 1912), and J.B. (born 1917). Samuel W. Johnson died in 1934.

On February 1, 1936, J.B. married Mamie A. Wagoner.  The following year, Mamie’s family would move to Willits, CA while J.B. and Mamie remained on the Johnson farm with J.B.’s mother; his mother died in 1941.

Following his mother’s death, J.B. and Mamie had an auction sale and sold the livestock, hay, corn and personal items, then moved to South Bend, IN where J.B. worked in an airplane factory.  By 1943, they had two children; Russell born in 1937, and Janis born in 1942.

J.B. and Mamie stayed in Indiana only one year before moving back to Kentucky, where J.B. bought another farm.  He farmed for two years, then bought two trucks which he used for hauling milk on a rural milk route, and for coal and farm supplies.  In 1946 he gave up the truck business and leased a store from J.C. Hardison, and ran that for approximately one year, then sold his inventory of the store to Frank Word and J.B. then went to work for the State Highway Department as a sub-foreman in Christian County.

J.B. stayed with the highway department until June of 1951 when he once again sold everything and with his family, now four children; Russell (born 1938), Janis (born 1942), Judy (born 1946), and Samuel Johnson IV (born 1948) moved to Willits, CA so his wife, Mamie could  be close to her family.  J.B. soon found work in a lumber mill where he stayed until his retirement in 1982.

J.B.’s wife, Mamie, died June 12, 1977 in Willits, CA; she is buried in the Johnson Cemetery in Christian County, KY.  In July of 1979, J.B. married Virginia Sally Johnson in Willits, CA.  Virginia died in 1999.  He married Evelyn Langley Johnson; Evelyn died in 2011.  He was also preceded in death by his grandchildren, Kyle Johnson and Laurice Ann Pelot.

J.B. is survived by four children; Son, Russell Coleman Johnson (Debbie) of Christian County, KY, Daughter, Janis Johnson Russell (Bill) of Winter Haven, FL, Daughter, Judy Claudette Gulley (Bill) of Willits, CA, and Son, Samuel Gene Johnson (Susie) of Willits, CA. Nine grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 22, 2015 at Johnson’s Chapel with Rev. Earl Grace officiating.  Burial will follow in Johnson’s Chapel Cemetery.  Visitation will be held 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville.

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

Memorial contributions can be made to the Memorial Fund at Johnson’s Chapel c/o Joette Grace, 114 Mark, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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Vernie Boggess

Vernie Boggess, 83, of Crofton, died Friday, May 15, 2015, at 10:40 a.m. at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes.

Funeral Services will be at noon on Monday, May 18, 2015 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville.   Burial will follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.  Visitation will be Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 3-6 p.m.  Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements.

A native of Muhlenburg County, he was born April 7, 1932, the son of the late Shelvie Boggess and Clara Pitzer Greenfield.  He was a member of Grace Ministries in Hopkinsville.  He retired from the U.S. Airforce, and served in the Vietnam War.  He also owned his own body shop and was the manager at the Crofton Manor Apartments for many years.

In addition to his parents, he is preceeded in death by his daughter, Victoria Lyle.

His survivors include his wife, Patricia Boggess; his sons, Tony Boggess (Holly) of Hopkinsville, and Brandon Lyle of Crofton; his daughters, Cassandra Tody of Crofton, and Lisa Boren (Steve) of Hopkinsville; 6 grandchildren: Nicholas Boggess, Jennifer Winders, Kaz Toby, Zak Toby, Wesley Boren, and Amanda Lyle and 10 great grandchildren: Maverick Lyle, Makenzie Lyle, Trace Lyle, Michael Cushing, Cadence Boggess, Nicholas Boggess Jr., Paul Grae, Haley Winders, John Paul Winders, Sosafina Toby.

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Patsy Polete

Patsy PoletePatsy Polete, 68, of North Drive died Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Second Baptist Church in Hopkinsville with the Rev. David Tucker officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until the funeral hour at Second Baptist Church.  Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Hopkinsville, KY she was born January 27, 1947 the daughter of the late Everitte Isaac Killebrew and Ruth Lorraine Martin Killebrew.  She was retired as a receptionist from Holiday Elementary School.  She was a member of Second Baptist Church where she was also a member of the Circle of Friends Mission Group.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shannon Beth Polete.

Survivors include her husband:  Stan Polete; her sons:  Commander United States  Navy Sean Polete (Carrie) of Dayton, OH and Jason Polete (Sarah) of Jeffersonville, IN; her daughter:  Jennifer Bertram (Nick) of Mechanicsville, PA; her brother:  Martin Killebrew (Mary Jane) of Bowling Green, KY; and eight grandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Second Baptist Church, Gideons International, or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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Wilmer Louis Lantrip

Lantrip, WilmerWilmer Louis Lantrip, son of Otis F. and Myrtle Lou Lantrip passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at his home in Provo, Utah.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, with Rev. Ron Hicks officiating.  Burial will follow in Ridgetop Cemetery, in Crofton. Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

During World War 2, Wilmer worked at the Indiana Shipyard as a welder. Wilmer retired at Peabody Coal Company as a welder and foreman after 38 years. He served as a deacon, Sunday School Director and Song Leader in various Churches. Wilmer was a member of the Gideons International for several years.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys Martin Lantrip and his second wife, Jean Shaw Johnson Lantrip.

Wilmer is survived by his present wife Mary Ann Miller Tipton Hawkins, 1 son Tony Lantrip, 5 sisters Marie Vandiver, Jean Collins, Bonnie Atkins, Margie Lou Shelton and Judy Barbour, 1 brother, Gary Lantrip, 2 daughters Sharon Johnson McIntire, Barbara Johnson Cook, 2 step-daughters Teresa Laitinen Tipton and Toni Tipton Harris.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN, 37215-0800; or Maple Creek Home Health & Hospice, 290 W. Center St., Spanish Fork, UT 84660-1774.

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John Edwin Hall

John HallJohn Edwin Hall, 92, of Country Club Lane died at 11:32 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015 at his residence of natural causes.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with the Rev. Tim Jernigan officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Christian County, KY he was born August 28, 1922 the son of the late Frank Hall and Mary Belle Pendleton Hall.  He retired in 1978 after 35 years he retired as a rural letter carrier for the United States Postal Service.  He was a United States Air Corps veteran having served in World War II.  He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Rural Letter Carrier’s Association.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years:  Hilda Hayes Hall; his son:  Mike Hall (Judy) of Hopkinsville; his sisters:  Dorothy Morgan of Hopkinsville and Barbara Long (Richard) of Mansfield, OH; two grandchildren:  Amanda Hall Westerfield (Whitney) and John Thomas Hall; and one great granddaughter:  Hadley Lane Westerfield.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Christian Academy.

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Mary Edith Mart Alexander

Mary Edith Mart Alexander, 90, of Madisonville formerly of Crofton, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at 9:20 p.m. at NHC nursing home in Madisonville, of natural causes.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with Rev. Eddie Elliott officiating.  Burial to follow at Dunning Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from noon until the funeral hour.   Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements.

A native of Christian County, she was born April 17, 1925, the daughter of the late Otie and Dora Alexander Dunning.  She was a member of the House of Love church in Crofton.  She was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Colie Mart in 1984; her second husband James H. Alexander; her son, Howard Leslie Mart in 1996; and a granddaughter Dora Mart.

Survivors include her son, Dwight Mart of Hopkinsville; a sister, Eva Clark Beal of Gary, Indiana; 5 grandchildren: Bob Savka, Ron Savka, James Mart, Vicky Loftus, and Tabatha Wagoner, 16 great grandchildren: Erica, J.B., Autumn, Cole, Taylor, Dakota, Sara, Miranda, Laura, Lynzie, Mary, Austin, Allen, Harley, Emma, Tayla, and 2 great great grandchildren: Landon & J.J.

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