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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Elwanda Davis Kennedy

Elwanda KennedyElwanda Davis Kennedy, 87, of Hopkinsville died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center following a brief illness.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with the Rev. Jesse Brown officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

A native of Christian County, Kentucky she was born April 23, 1927 the daughter of the late Amos Davis and Ida Johnson Davis.  She worked in the Christian County Clerk’s Office for 46 years serving as both a Deputy Clerk and the County Clerk.

She was a member of Casky Baptist Church and served as Church Clerk for 30 years as well as many other capacities.

She was a lifetime member of the Christian County Democratic Association and the Christian County Democratic Woman’s Club.  In 1991, she was awarded the Woman of Achievement Award by the Business/Professional Women’s Association.  She was an associate/lifetime member of the Jennie Stuart Medical Center Auxiliary.  She was an honorary member of the Christian County Rescue Team.  She was an honorary Kentucky Colonel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Buddy” Kennedy, who died in 1992.

She is survived by her sister:  Wilma Davis Clark of Hopkinsville.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Charles “Buddy” Kennedy Scholarship Fund c/o Casky Baptist Church 4090 Casky Lane, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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James C. Mason, Sr.

James C Mason SrJames Coleman Mason, Sr., 92, West 7th Street, died at 8:15 a.m. Friday, October 3, 2014 at Bradford Heights Health & Rehab in Hopkinsville after a long illness.

Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Riverside Cemetery conducted by Rev. Mike Humphries.  Visitation will be from noon until 2:00 p.m. at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville.

A native of Trigg County, Kentucky born July 21, 1922, he was the son of the late Henry McKinney Mason and Annice Clara Froman Mason.

He was retired from Hopkinsville Milling Co. and was a member of Sinking Fork Baptist Church.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII.  His wife, Elizabeth Nell Pace Mason, preceded him in death.

Survivors include two sons; James C. Mason, Jr., Hopkinsville and Richard H. “Rick” Mason, Sante Fe, New Mexico, one brother, Harry Caudle Mason, Murphyboro, Illinois and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Elizabeth Mason Whitfield.

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Ruby Warfied Hall

NewspaperRuby Marie (Warfield) Hall, April 4, 1927-September 28, 2014.  Ruby, a longtime resident of Evansville, IN. and Hopkinsville, Ky., got her Angel wings on Sunday, September 28.  She joined her husband, Jim, with their heavenly Father.  Ruby and Jim grew up in Eddyville, Ky., where she was a high school cheerleader and he played on the basketball team.  They had been married nearly 65 years when he passed in 2011.  Ruby was a proud mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, devout Christian, and beautician.  She never met a stranger and was dearly loved by all that knew her.  She loved the holidays and reveled in spoiling her grandchildren at every occasion.  She is survived by her eldest son, Pete Hall of Indianapolis, IN., his sons Erik and Derek, and her ex-daughter-in-law Sharon.  She is also survived by her youngest son Jerry Hall of Evansville, IN., his wife Paula, and their two children Chad and Kimberly.  Surviving her is her brother, James Warfield and his wife Anne of Hopkinsville, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to all her caregivers over the years, and the loving staff of Bethel Manor in Evansville.  Ruby loved each and every one of you.  Ruby had a special relationship with her roommate, June, and they shared many hours of laughter and music.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with the Rev. Dr. Don Troutman officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until the funeral hour.

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D.D. Cayce III

DD CayceD.D. Cayce III, 89, of Cox Mill Court, died Monday, September 29, 2014, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes.

Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 2, 2014, at First Christian Church in Hopkinsville with Rev. Nathan Brown officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.   Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements.

A native of Christian County, he was born October 28, 1924 at home in Hopper Court at 10:15 a.m. CST and was  the youngest son of Kenneth Odin Cayce, Sr. and Kate Rabold Quarles. The moon and sun both were in Scorpio at the time of his birth.  He was born at home where his two brothers also were born, Frank Quarles Cayce born July 4, 1915 and Kenneth Odin Cayce, Jr., born October 7, 1920.

At age 2 ½ the family moved to 2116 South Main Street.  D.D. started school at Virginia Street and then went to Hopkinsville High School where he graduated in 1943.  He then went to the Military College of South Carolina in June 1943.  He did not go through the graduation ceremony at HHS as he was in Jennie Stuart Hospital having had an appendectomy by Dr. Grant Gaither.  He went in June of 1943 on to the Citadel as it was the war years.  He completed his freshman year at the Citadel and joined the Navy in April of 1944 for a twenty-six month tour of active duty, mostly aboard the USS Shoshone, (AKA-65).  After completing boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Training Station he was shipped out by train to Fort Pierce Amphibian Naval Base where he was a signalman in a four man crew on a LCVP.

Upon being honorably discharged from the Navy he entered the sophomore class at Emory University where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. After two years at Emory he entered the University of Kentucky where he graduated in June of 1950 with a BA degree in Marketing and Advertising.  In February of 1950 he started work in the family business, Cayce Yost Company, creating the advertising for the whole company.

In 1952 he took charge of the seed Department of Cayce-Yost and later changed the name to Cayce-Yost See Co. where he was president.  In 1957 he constructed one of the most efficient seed processing plants in the United States on Means Avenue in Hopkinsville.  Even with changing events in the seed business it remains so to this day.

D.D. along the way, was long time secretary of the Kentucky Seedsmen Association and was president in 1961.  Elected to the board of the Kentucky Seed Improvement Association and served as its president.  His civic activities included being president of the Service Men’s Center, chairman of the local Red Cross chapter, being financial advisor to the District, founding member of the Christian County Historical Society, and three time president, chairman of the Pennyroyal Area Museum board, founder of the Christian County Water District, director of the American Soybean board, deacon, elder and board Chairman of the First Christian Church.  Sunday school teacher for over 25 years at First Christian Church.  Elected to the Hopkinsville Board of Education and served eight years on these boards.  A member of Niscience, a life member of Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship.

A member of the West Fork Pond River watershed Conservation District and treasurer of that organization for 20 years.  Built up the cash flow of that organization to where they were financially strong and could better serve constituents.

Member and president of Christian County Genealogical Society and book chairman.

Historian of First Christian Church for 16 years.  Member of Disciples of Christ Historical Society as well as the Christian County Historical Society, the Kentucky Historical Society, The Filson Club, Tennessee, Virginia Historical Societies, as well as many county historical societies in Virginia.

In 1979 he sold the Cayce-Yost Seed Company and went as a student to Lexington Theological Seminary where he obtained a Master’s degree.

Life-long member of the Association of Research and Enlightenment at Virginia Beach, VA, the Edgar Cayce Foundation. He appeared on national television several times in this regard.

Bought a farm in 1964 in north Christian and started to grow crown vetch which was marketed to the Highway Dept. as well as to the seed trade.

In March, 1954, he married Martha Jean Taylor, the daughter of Bess Moseley and Wilton Taylor and had three children, D.D. Cayce IV born in March 1955 and died in April of the same year, Mary Bess born March 23, 1956 and Andrew born April 5, 1959.

They moved to 2538 Cox Mill Road in February 1956 and in November 1992 moved to Christian Care Communities, Cox Mill Court where he lived at his death.

A lifelong collector of books on local and state history, genealogical lines.  Traveled extensively from Damascus, Syria on the east to Dunhong China on the west.  Been to Europe numbers of times, been to Israel three times, in June, 1980 was part of a dig at Tel Dan with Hebrew Union College.  A member of the local Athaneum Society, and was president before resigning to take care of his wife and was a board member of the Recreation Department.

Memorial contributions are suggested to First Christian Church, 2601 S. Walnut St., Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

 

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