Gerald R. Holland

Gerald HollandGerald R. Holland, Sr., 83, of Kelly Road, died at 6:55 a.m. Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes. 

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 22, 2014, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, with Rev. Larry Dale Combs officiating. Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. in Holland Family Cemetery in Calloway County.   Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements. 

A native of Murray, Kentucky, he was born May 12, 1931, the son of the late John Jefferson and Carol Lee Walker Holland.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in the Korean Conflict.  He was founder of Pennyrile Machine Company where he worked as a machinist.  He was of the Christian faith. 

She is preceded in death by his first wife, JoAnn Holbrook Holland in 1958, his second wife, Margie Maxine Horton Holland in 1995, his daughter, Nora Aline Holland, his son, Gerald Ruel Holland, II, and his brothers, Charles Holland and Carl E. Holland.

Survivors include his son, John Clark Holland (Angela) of Hopkinsville; his daughters, Melissa Davis (Monty) of Alexandria, Pennsylvania, and Diane Hamby (Rick) of Hopkinsville; 2 brothers, Bill Holland of Prescott, Michigan, and Larry Holland of Hopkinsville; a sister, Charlotte Hughes of Mt. Jackson, Virginia; 8 grandchildren: Kent Quintero, II, Randall Quintero, Gerald Holland, III, Adam Holland, Erik Davis, Heath Davis, Ashley Hamby, Leslee Hamby and 7 great grandchildren, Madilynn Hamby, Jackson Holland, Harper Quintero, Kyle Quintero, Kelsey Quintero, Jonathon Davis, and Kelcie Davis.

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H. Ray Hancock

Ray Hancock 2H. Ray Hancock, 74, Roney Drive, Hopkinsville, died at 11:20 p.m. Sunday, November 16, 2014 at St. Thomas Hospital West in Nashville following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. Buddy Crabtree, Rev. Kinnith Morris, Rev. Larry Dale Combs and Rev. Tim Jernigan with burial to follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Len Hale, Howard Jacobs, Tommy Gamble, Bob Sandlin, Harold Wood and Seldon Sledd.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the funeral home.

A native of Christian County born April 7, 1940, he was the son of the late Elmo and Katie Mae Cayce Hancock.  He had been an HVAC Contactor, owning and operating Hancock’s Heating and Cooling for 50 years.  He was also an owner of Ray and Alice Hancock Rentals.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Hopkinsville and Gideons International.  He had served as a foreign missionary in Russia, Mexico, Haiti and Africa.  Very active in jail ministries, he volunteered for Gideons jail ministry in Christian County and had worked at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville jail ministry program.  He often served in the Salvation Army soup kitchen.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Hancock, one son, Allen Ray Hancock (Crystal), of Trigg County, two daughters; Debbie Sanders (Gary) of Hopkinsville and Penny Cayce (Chris) of Christian County, five brothers; Edward Hancock, Caldwell County, and Richard, Billy, Bennie and Larry Hancock, all of Hopkinsville, and five grandchildren; Caleb Hancock Sanders, Jordan Scott Cayce, Justin Ray Hancock, Sara Beth Cayce and Seth Michael Hancock.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideons International, P.O. Box 566, Hopkinsville, KY 42240 or to First Baptist Church, 1400 S. Main St., Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

 

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Louise O. Gamble Nixon

Louise O. Gamble Nixon, 85, of Lebanon, TN and formerly of Hopkinsville, KY died at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Quality Healthcare and Rehab in Lebanon, TN of natural causes.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home with the Rev. David Tucker officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.   Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Christian County, KY she was born November 17, 1928 the daughter of the late William Gamble and Ora Price Gamble.  She was retired from Western State Hospital after working as an Occupational Therapist Aide for 25 years.

She was a longtime member of Second Baptist Church in Hopkinsville before moving her membership to Fairview Church in Lebanon, TN.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Morelan E. Nixon, (2007) and her son, David M. Nixon, (2005).

Survivors include her sons:  Larry Douglas Nixon of Niva, MI and Russell A. Nixon (Lisa) of Lebanon, TN; her brother:  Douglas Shelton Gamble of Detroit, MI; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideons International.

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Imogene Randolph

Imogene RandolphImogene Green Randolph, 91, of Cadiz, KY and formerly of Hopkinsville, died unexpectedly at 11:37 a.m. Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. Kyle Noffsinger and Rev. Larry Wilson with burial to follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.

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

A native of Hopkinsville born January 22, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Richard Garnett Green and Myrtle Shemwell Burke.  She had been a homemaker and was a member of Cadiz Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Henry B. Randolph, one son, David G. Randolph (Jeri Lynn), Cadiz, one daughter, Janice Randolph Toman, Clarksville, TN, three grandchildren; Scott Randolph (Erin), Janet Lee Toman Allen and Susan Lynette Toman Collins, seven great-grandchildren; Ashleigh Toro, Alisha Andrews Carey (Denis), Dustin Collins, Kate Collins Rose (Chris), Anthony Collins, H. Brooks Randolph and Sylvia Randolph,  and one great-great-granddaughter, Avee Eliza Carey.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Cadiz Baptist Church, 82 Main St., Cadiz, KY 42211.

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Charles “Ronnie” Dickerson

Ronnie DickersonCharles “Ronnie” Dickerson, 68, Dickerson Ln., died at 2:12 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Baptist Health in Madisonville of natural causes.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. Dennis Wilder with burial to follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Earl Dickerson, Matthew Dickerson, Mike Lussier, Harley Lussier, Bubba Dickerson and Joey Dulin.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

A native of Hopkinsville born October 20, 1946, he was the son of Thomas Frank and Lucy Catherine Clark Dickerson.  He had been the owner and operator of Frank’s Bar-BQ for 35 years and had been a school bus driver for Christian Co. Public Schools for 24 years.  He was a member of Concord Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Dickerson, two sons; Charles Ronnie Dickerson, Jr. (Carrie) and Timmy Lee Dickerson (Brigette), both of Hopkinsville, two stepdaughters; Tracey Kempt, AZ and Kelley Hale, Hopkinsville, one sister, Patsy Pryor, Dawson Springs, KY, nine step-grandchildren and ten step-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested to : Baby Dickerson Education Fund % Heritage Bank, P.O. Box 537, Hopkinsville, KY 42241.

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Mary Elizabeth Gamble

Mary GambleMary Elizabeth Gamble, 92, of Bradford Heights, died at 6:34 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2014, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes. 

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 10, 2014, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, with Rev. Earl Grace officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.   Visitation will be Monday from noon until the funeral hour at the funeral home.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements. 

A native of Todd County, she was born December 16, 1921, the daughter of the late William and Eunice Caussey Nixon.  She was a retired certified nursing assistant from Western State Hospital.  She was of the Baptist faith.

She is preceeded in death by her husband, Lonnie Gamble in 1988, and her son Barry Danick.

Survivors include her son, Steven Danick (Cara) of Hopkinsville; her daughters, Ramona Walden, Tori Gibbs (Leslie) and Nicki Stewart of Hopkinsville; 16 grandchildren: Ben Walden, Tim Walden, James Gamble, Elizabeth Wyatt, April Gibbs, Jessica Wagner, Josh Minar, Felicia Henry, Sean Henry, Vince Henry, Crystal Powell, Tesscha Danick, Dawn Foster, Cayla Lind, Mike Danick, and Barry Danick; 25 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.

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Dolores Lovell Shimp

Dolores ShimpDolores Lovell Shimp, 87, Christian Health Center, Hopkinsville, died there at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2014 after a long illness.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 7, 2014 at Riverside Cemetery conducted by Rev. Nathan C. Brown.  There will be no public visitation.

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

A native of Hamilton, OH born November 26, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Charles Henry Lovell and Helen Watkins Lovell.  She had been an executive secretary for International Paper Co. and was a member of First Baptist Church, Hamilton, OH.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, George Harlan Hughes and by her second husband, Joseph Way Shimp in 2007.

Survivors include two daughters; Deborah Farzanegan, Nashville, TN and Helen Cayce, Hopkinsville, one sister, June Fant, Hamilton, OH, two grandchildren; Stephanie O’Brian, Springfield, VA and Danielle Farzanigan, Tucson, AZ and one great-grandchild, Ella Grace O’Brian.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Charlie Hughes in 1947.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Billie Lee Cayce Nursing Scholarship, % HCC Foundation, P.O. Box 2100, Hopkinsville, KY 42241, St. Luke’s Free Clinic, 408 W. 17th St., Hopkinsville, KY 42240 or to Christian Co. Humane Society, P.O. Box 1233, Hopkinsville, KY 42241.

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Marie Ricks

marie ricksLinda “Marie” Barnes Ricks, 78, Old Palestine Rd., Crofton, died at 2:38 a.m. Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Baptist Health in Madisonville, KY after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton conducted by Allen Kramer with burial to follow in Ridgetop Cemetery.  Her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the funeral home.

A native of Crofton born July 13, 1936, she was the daughter of the late David Collie Barnes and Katie Lucille Craddock Barnes.  Her husband, Charles T. Ricks, died in 2009.

She was a member of Skyline Church of Christ in Hopkinsville and had worked for 15 years at the Religious Supply Center in Louisville, KY.

Survivors include one son, Keith Ricks (Michele), Lexington, KY, two daughters; Brenda Ricks Padgett (Jeff), Avon, IN and Sherry Ricks Lindsey, Shepherdsville, KY, one sister, Elsie Barnes Phipps, Hopkinsville, nine grandchildren; Jared Padgett, Nathan Padgett, Joshua Pope, Eric Pope, Austin Ricks, Leah Padgett, Jordan Ricks, Cody Pope and Chad Padgett and four great-grandchildren; Adam Pope, Landon Pope, Elijah Padgett and Harper Padgett.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Pennyrile Area Walk to End Alzheimers, 6100 Dutchmans Ln., Louisville, KY 40205 or to Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Ave., Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

 

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Linda F. Atkinson

Linda Faye Atkinson, 68, of Powder Springs, GA and formerly of Crofton, KY died at 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, 2014 at Hospice House of Southern Kentucky in Bowling Green, KY.

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until noon at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton, KY.  Private burial will follow in Ridgetop Cemetery.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Crofton, KY she was born September 24, 1946 the daughter of the late George and Mae Atkinson.  She was a retired teacher having taught over 30 years in the Cobb County, Georgia School System.  Following retirement from teaching public school she taught several years at private schools and Sylvan Learning Center.  She was a member of East Side Baptist Church in Marietta, GA where she was actively involved in music, youth and mission programs.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister:  Ruth Miller; and two brothers:  Alfred and Kendall Atkinson.

She is survived by her brother:  Paul Atkinson (Jill) of Mayfield, KY; her sister:  Evelyn Kristo (Stan) of Phoenix, AZ; her sister in law:  Kay Atkinson of Bowling Green, KY; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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Olivene Hasley

Olivene Hasley, 98, of Friendship House, died at 12:50 p.m. Saturday, November 1, 2014, at her residence of natural causes. 

Funeral services will be 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, with Rev. Emory Riley and Rev. Dr. Rick Stevens officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in Abington Hills Cemetery in Pennsylvania.   Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements. 

A native of Blakely, PA, she was born March 10, 1916, the daughter of the late Isaac Samuel and Miriam Hopkins Griffiths.  She was a retired banker.  She was a member of First Baptist Church.

She is preceeded in death by her husband, Thomas Hasley in 1985.

Survivors include her daughters, Lynette Godshall (Bill) of Kearney, MO, and Royce Stevens (Mark) of Hopkinsville; 6 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Alpha Group, 1400 S. Main St., Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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