WC Fowler

WC FowlerWC Fowler, 84, of Cadiz and formerly of Hopkinsville, died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday, September 14, 2014 at his residence after a long illness.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. Danny Belcher with burial to follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Trent Fowler, Shaun Hogan, Shane Hogan, Jeff Fowler, Bobby Dale Fowler and Johnny Fowler.

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

A native of LaFayette, Kentucky born March 23, 1930, he was the son of the late Terry and Mallie Helen Williams Fowler.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church and was retired from the Department of the Army, Civil Service after 32 years.

Survivors include his wife Marilyn Fowler, two sons; T.F. Fowler (Debra), Hopkinsville and WC Fowler, Jr. (Ann Hogan), Cadiz, Kentucky, two daughters; Janet Faye Nunn (Mike), Hopkinsville and Beverly Ann McDonald, Hopkinsville, two stepsons; Garvin E. “Rocky” Munn (Brenda) and Michael E. Binkley, both of Nashville, Tennessee, one stepdaughter, Lee “Cissy” Rochelle Munn Harmon (Jim), Mont Eagle, Tennessee, two brothers; Bobby Fowler (Annie) and Ray Fowler (Nell), both of Gracey, Kentucky one sister, Kay Meredith (Dean) Cadiz, Kentucky, seven grandchildren; Christy Watkins, Trent Fowler, Shane Hogan, Shaun Hogan, Tabitha Keel, Tricia Fowler-Staples and Kara McDonald and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, WC Fowler III “Tra” in 1999.

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

 

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Mary King

Mary Frances King 001Mary Frances King, 87, Treasure Island Court, Hopkinsville, died at 8:20 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2014 at her residence of natural causes.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Billy Gates and Rev. James E. Talley with burial to follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 15, 2014 at the funeral home.

A native of LaFayette, Kentucky born June 1, 1927, she was the daughter of the late James Earl and Sara Jane White Thomas.

She was a member of and elder at Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Hopkinsville, where she also served as church secretary for 27 years.

Survivors include her husband, Malcolm King, two sons, Tommy King and his wife Lisa, and Steve King, all of Hopkinsville, three grandsons; Jonathan King, Phillip King (Victoria) and Jared King (Katelyn) and one great-granddaughter, Abby King.

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

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Tommy Baysinger

Tommy Baysinger 2Tommy Joe Baysinger, 64, of Hopkinsville died at 4:07 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes.

A memorial will be planned at a later date in Michigan.  The body was cremated. Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Monahans, Texas he was born January 16, 1950 the son of the late Jack Carl Baysinger and Lorraine McClure Baysinger.  He was a retired MSGT with the United States Air Force.  He was a Vietnam Veteran.

Survivors include his son:  Christopher Baysinger of Ludington, MI; his daughter:  Tina Baysinger of Hermitage, TN; his brothers:  Jerry Baysinger of Marine City, MI and Jimmy Baysinger of Traverse City, MI; his sister: Robin Cobb of Owensboro, KY; and four grandchildren:  Makayla Eschman, Randall Kempenaar, Jordyn Baysinger, and Keegan Baysinger.

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Vickie Chapman Fort Morris

Vickie Chapman Fort Morris, 57, of Herndon, KY died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, TN.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with the Rev. Dennis Wilder officiating.  Burial will follow in Flat Lick Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Christian County, Kentucky she was born May 1, 1957 the daughter of the late Odis Chapman, Jr. and Margie Louise Robertson Chapman.  She was retired from the Christian County Public School System and a member of Little River Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Steven Ross Fort, who died in 2003.

Survivors include her husband:  Richard A. Morris; her daughter:  Margie Ann Fort Pyle (Mike) of Herndon, KY; her brother:  Jimmy Chapman (Lisa) of Herndon, KY; and her grandson:  Nicholas Steven Pyle.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Family Resource Center at South Christian Elementary School.

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Hazel Parker

Hazel ParkerHazel Parker, 90, of Millers Mill Road died at 12:22 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at her residence of natural causes.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with Terry Alan Jones and Walter Edwards officiating.  Burial will follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.  Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Christian County, KY she was born March 21, 1924 the daughter of the late Hugh Davis Courtney and Iva Doss Courtney.  She was retired from the United States Postal Service where she had worked as a clerk at the Oak Grove Post Office.  She was a 50 year member of the Locust Grove Homemaker Club and a longtime 4-H Leader.  She was a member of Southside Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Voris W. Parker, who died May 6, 2006.

Survivors include her sons:  Wesley C. Parker (Marsha) of Hopkinsville and Steven K. Parker (Linda) of Oak Grove, KY; her daughter:  Carol P. King (Rick) of Oak Grove, KY; her grandchildren:  Cara Lovell (John),  Abby Hibbs (Jeff), Angie Bronson (Stewart), Erin Thomas (Bryan), Michael Thompson (Jamie) and Tiffany Devine (Dan); and her great grandchildren:  Landon and Kendall Lovell, Tenley Hibbs, Parker and Jack Bronson, Anna and Charlie Thomas, Alex and Andrew Thompson, and Chance and Addison Devine.

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

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Mary Elizabeth Brawner

Mary Elizabeth BrawnerMary Elizabeth Brawner, 89, Poplar Bluff, MO formerly of Hopkinsville, died at 11:18 p.m. Thursday, September 4, 2014, at The Manor Nursing Home in Poplar Bluff of natural causes. 

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, with Rev. Kenny Durham officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.   Visitation will be Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements. 

A native of St. Charles, KY, she was born October 28, 1924, the daughter of the late Earl Jones and Clara Mae Allen Christopher.  She was a homemaker and attended Little Brown General Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff.

She is preceeded in death by her husband, Everett Newton Brawner, Jr. in 2007.

Survivors include her daughters: Barbara Mugford of Poplar Bluff, MO and Beverly Latham of Todd County, KY; her sisters: Juanita Hamby and Donna Fittje, both of Hopkinsville; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

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George Pyle

George Pyle2.jpgGeorge Ennis Pyle, 79, Oak Wood Court, died at 4:05 a.m. Friday, September 5, 2014 at Christian Health Center in Hopkinsville of natural causes.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Millbrooke Christian Church in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. John Strode with burial to follow in Flat Lick Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Bruce Pyle, Curtis Pyle, Rick Pyle, Jerry Pyle, Randy Pyle, Rusty Pyle, Johnny Pyle and Jason Pyle.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville.

A native of Crofton, Kentucky born September 14, 1934, he was the son of the late Ennis Monroe Pyle and Zela Alexander Menser Pyle.

George was a graduate of Crofton High School Class of 1953, attended Bethel College, Hopkinsville Community College and graduated from ABA Personnel Graduate School in Boulder, Colorado.  He worked as a Human Resource Professional for over forty years, seventeen years at Thomas Industries.  He was Vice President/Director of Human Resources at Planters Bank & Trust Co.  He continued to work through five merges; Williamson County Bank of America, Union Bank, Sovran Bank, C&S Bank and Nations Bank.  For six years he worked as a Personnel Generalist for Community Banking, Kentucky and Tennessee.  He retired from Bank of America in 1995 with over seventeen years of service in Banking Human Resources.  After retiring he worked for Gardner Wall Covering as Human Resource Director.

An active member of Millbrooke Christian Church since 1964, he was one of the founding members.  He was an elder, choir member and had served as chairperson of the Board and many other committees.

An active civic leader, he has held offices in many organizations; scoutmaster-member of the Order of Arrows, Boy Scouts of America, Western Kentucky Private Industry Council, Widowed Person Association, Pennyrile Committee of Employment of the Handicapped, and helped organize the first Junior Achievement in Hopkinsville.

George played an active role in United Way for over 15 years.  He was the recipient of the J. William Flowers Memorial Award in 1983.  He has served as president of the Kentucky Bankers Personnel Administration and secretary/treasurer Kentucky National Association of Personnel Administration.

He had volunteered at Jennie Stuart Medical Center as a “red coat” for the past ten years.

A member of the Hopkinsville Kiwanis Club for over thirty-five years and a past president, he was named Outstanding Kiwanian of the Year in 1982.  He had served as Lieutenant Governor of Kiwanis International, Kentucky-Tennessee District Division 14 in 1988-1989 and received the Lt. Governor Growth Award.

George may be remembered for his love of sports.  He was the scorekeeper for Crofton and Christian County High School basketball games for many years and was active in Little League and Babe Ruth baseball.  And “oh yes, he was a UK fan” !!

Survivors include his wife Helen Ezell Pyle, Hopkinsville, two sons; Jeffrey C. Pyle and his wife Sharon, Bowling Green, Kentucky and Mark E. Pyle and his wife Natalie, Hopkinsville, one brother, Eldon Pyle and his wife Betty, Hopkinsville and five grandchildren; Ashley Pyle Salchli and her husband Zach, Nashville, Tennessee, Jason Christopher Pyle, Bowling Green, Kentucky, Amy Elizabeth Pyle, also of Bowling Green, Ryan Tyler Pyle, Hopkinsville and Evan Taylor Pyle, also of Hopkinsville.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Millbrooke Christian Church, 703 Country Club Ln., Hopkinsville, KY 42240 or to the donor’s favorite charity.George Pyle.jpg

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Roy Gardner Cook

Roy CookRoy Gardner Cook, 88, of Moelight Dr., died Friday, August 29, 2014, at Baptist Heath in Madisonville of natural causes. 

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with Rev. Randall Rogers and Rev. Joe Leek officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.   Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements. 

A native of Christian County, he was born May 25, 1926, the son of the late Floyd Alan and Lillie Mae P’Pool Cook.  He was a US Army veteran who served in the 78th Infantry Division in Germany in World War II.  He was a retired foreman with the Kentucky State Highway Department.  He attended First Baptist Church in Dawson Springs, and was a member of the VFW and Fraternal Order of the Eagles.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rosa Mae Childress Cook in 1983, and a daughter: Deanna Brooks.

Survivors include his wife, Lurlene Farris Cook; his sons: Larry Gardner Cook and Terry “Pickle” Cook both of Hopkinsville; his daughters: Donna Jean Parker and Linda Gail Baucum both of Hopkinsville, and Debbie Farris Robertson of Benton; his brother Urey Cook of Hopkinsville; and 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

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Chris Wilcher

Chris WilcherChris Wilcher, 27, of South McPherson Street died at 3:17 p.m. Monday, August 25, 2014 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center following a long illness.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Hopkinsville with Rev. Dr. Chuck Gaines officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Friday from Noon until the funeral hour at First Baptist Church.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Hopkinsville, he was born August 24, 1987 the son of Terry and Debbie Wilcher of Hopkinsville.  He had worked in the plumbing industry and was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors in addition to his parents include his wife:  Sheena Wilcher; his sons:  Nathinello Wilcher, Brayton Wilcher and Benjamin Cunningham all of the home; his daughter:  Angel Wilcher of the home; his sister:  Angel Allran (Timothy) of Hopkinsville; his maternal grandmother:  Laura Ann Raymer of Hopkinsville; and his mother in law:  Cynthia McMican of Hopkinsville.

Pallbearers will be Timothy Allran, Darian Bell, Kenneth Alcorn, Michael McGee, Billy, McMican, Jr.,  and Kenneth Encinias.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Bank c/o Sheena Wilcher Account, P.O. Box 537, Hopkinsville, KY 42241.

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Allan Moss

Allan MossAllan Weathers Moss, 90, John Rives Road, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Bradford Heights Health & Rehab Center after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. James O. Hazelrigg with burial to follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be John Moss, George Ragan, Mike Ousley, Jerold Baldwin, Will Hargrove  and Randy Menie.

Visitation will be from noon until the service hour of 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

A native of Lafayette, Kentucky born February 25, 1924, he was the son of the late Gillie Garland and Rosa Sumner Moss.  He was a farmer and had attended Liberty Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Joyce Baldwin Moss, one brother, William Edward Moss and his wife Jackie, Paducah, Kentucky, one sister, Erlene Gilliland of Nashville, Tennessee, three nephews; Ronald Moss, Hopkinsville, Harold Gilliland, Nashville, Tennessee, and Eddie Moss, Orlando, Florida and three nieces; Susan Trailov, Franklin, Tennessee, Patty Feather, Ft. Myers, Florida and Connie Lease, Plainfield, Indiana.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers; Martin Lymoin Moss and John Gaither Moss.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum, P.O. Box 1093, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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