A.W. Watts

Watts3 Watts2 Watts1Achillies Wade “A.W.” Watts, 85, Hopkinsville, died at 1:57 a.m. January 30, 2015 at Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, TN from complications suffered after a fall.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. EST Monday, February 2, 2015 at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home in Waynesburg, KY with burial to follow in the Pleasant Point Cemetery in Kings Mountain, KY.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, KY and from 10:00 a.m. until the service hour of 1:00 p.m. EST at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home in Waynesburg.

A native of Pulaski County born September 24, 1929, he was the son of the late Squire and Margie Campbell Watts.  He was SGM retired after serving 25 years in the U.S. Army during WWII and the VietNam wars.

His wife, Charlean Coker Watts, died in 1982.

After his military career, he served as Director for the Hopkinsville – Christian County Senior Citizen Center, which was renamed the A.W. Watts Senior Center when it relocated to its current location on West 7th Street.

He is survived by his daughter, Debra Robertson of Hopkinsville, one brother, Marion Watts (Jean), of Astabula, OH and two grandsons; Kenny Robertson and Michael Robertson, both of Hopkinsville.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Wade Watts in 1961.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pennyrile Area Walk to End Alzheimers, 6100 Dutchman’s Ln., Louisville, KY.

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Glenda Giles Berry

Glenda BerryGlenda Giles Berry, 76, of Christian Health Center died Thursday, January 29, 2015at 5:40 p.m. at Christian Health Center of complications from Alzheimer’s.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 2, 2015 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Paige S. Williams officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home and Monday from Noon until the funeral hour at First United Methodist Church.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Christian County, KY she was born January 18, 1939 the daughter of the late John and Mary Glynn Giles.  She started working at the Kentucky New Era and went on to work at Hilliard Lyons, Southwestern Tobacco Company, Bob Mayo Real Estate, Christian County Court Clerk’s Office, and Hopkinsville Federal.  She was a member of Homemakers and a member for 67 years of First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Ronald Berry; her son:  David Berry; and her step daughter:  Kim Berry.

Survivors include her daughter:  Sherri Turner of Hopkinsville; her step son:  Kent Berry (Donna) of Hopkinsville; her sisters:  Sandra Litchfield Henderson (Nelson) of Hopkinsville, and Patricia Delawson (Jim) of Bowling Green; two grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association c/o TEAM GLENDA, Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284 or First United Methodist Church 1305 S. Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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John Johnson

John JohnsonJohn Victor Johnson, 66, of Clarksville, died Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Centenial Medical Center in Nashville, of natural causes. 

Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. Friday, January 30 2015, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, with Rev. Ma Choil officiating.  Burial will follow at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the service hour at the funeral home.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements. 

A native of Johnson City, New York, he was born November 16, 1948, the son of the late Gordon and Edith Johnson.  He was a retired US Army Sargent who served in Desert Storm.  He was a member of Memorial Chapel Church in Ft. Campbell.    

Survivors include his wife Pyong Ok Johnson; and his sister Sharon Andrews of Gettysburg, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 223 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Suite 301, Nashville, TN 37203.

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Gabriele Lackey

Gabriele LackeyGabriele Lackey, 70, of Victory Dr., died Saturday, January 24, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. at Nashville General Hospital of natural causes. 

Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, with Rev. Greg Giltner officiating. Burial will follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.  Visitation will be 9 a.m. until the service hour at the funeral home.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements. 

A native of Berlin Germany, she was born December 2, 1944, the daughter of the late Heinz Willi Kneisel and Hildegard Martha Anna Brand.  She was a homemaker.  She was an animal lover and an avid bingo player. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Edward Lackey in 2007.

She is survived by her son, Charles “C.J.” Land of Hopkinsville.

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Iva B. Davis Stewart

Iva StewartIva B. Davis Stewart, 88, of Andrew Drive died Saturday morning, January 24, 2015 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN of natural causes.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Edgewood Baptist Church with the Rev. Brandon Boone officiating.  Burial will follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.  Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Edgewood Baptist Church and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at Edgewood Baptist Church.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements.

A native of Crofton, KY she was born April 2, 1926 the daughter of the late Robert and Fannie Davis.  She worked in sales at Dollar Brothers Shoe Company and also was the owner of Sis’s Antiques.  She was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 17 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her husband:  James “Jimmy” Stewart; her son:  James Keith Stewart (Deborah) of Raeford, NC; her daughter:  Pam Nunn (Dr. Rusty Nunn) of Hopkinsville; 7 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Edgewood Baptist Church Building Fund 2300 Cadiz Road, Hopkinsville, KY 42240 or to the giver’s favorite charity.

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Dean “Sarge” Blixt

Dean Blixt 001Dean “Sarge” Blixt, 83, of Crofton, died Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 2:12 pm at Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson, KY, of natural causes. 

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, with US Army Chaplain officiating.  Burial will follow at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the service hour at the funeral home.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements. 

A native of Minneapolis, MN, he was born April 3, 1932, the son of the late Andrew and Ester Manske Blixt.  He was a retired 1st SG in the United States Army, where he served in Korea and Vitenam.  He was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Stars.  He was also a retired truck driver and Amish taxi driver.  He was member of House of Love Church in Crofton.

He was preceded in death by his wives Marylou Blixt and Patricia Blixt, and his great granddaughter Emily Clark.

Survivors include his sons: Andy Blixt of Clay, KY, Wayne Blixt of Hopkinsville, Patrick Blixt (Cathy) of Crofton, Ronnie Blixt of Hopkinsville, Keith Blixt (Regina) of Crofton; his daughters: Vicky Shemwell (Jim) of Hopkinsville, Connie Barrow of Clay, Ky; his brother Douglas Blixt; his sister Karen O’Linglin; 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

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Darrell M. Wheeler

Darrell M. Wheeler, 86, of Irish Circle, died Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 8:45 pm at his home, of natural causes. 

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Riverside Cemetery in Hopkinsville, with Rev. Joe Bufford officiating.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the service hour at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements. 

A native of Indianapolis, IN, he was born June 27, 1928, the son of the late Mason Carlton and Alda Naomi Epperson Wheeler.  He a US Navy Veteran and served in WWII.  He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.  He was owner/ operator of Hopkinsville Bookkeeping Services.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Litchfield Wheeler, 3 sons, 2 daughters, 1 brother, 2 sisters, 8 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to giver’s favorite charity.

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Velvet James Demps

Velvet DempsVelvet James Demps, 52, Shallow Lake Circle, died at 5:58 p.m. Saturday, January 17, 2015 at her residence after a long illness.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. Mike McKinney with burial to follow in Peaceful Meadows Cemetery in Hopkinsville.  Pallbearers will be Clay Cornelius, Chris Higgins, Jamye Wilson, Brian Demps, David Lamb and Lee Lamb.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Bridge of Hope Fellowship in Hopkinsville.

A native of Princeton, KY born April 22, 1962, she was the daughter of the late Charles James and Anna Joyce Lamb.

She had been a sales rep for Print Tech and had attended Bridge of Hope Fellowship.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Demps, two daughters; Ashley Cornelius (Clay), Crofton and Kaci Higgins (Chris), Hopkinsville, one stepson, Brian Demps (Katherine), Hopkinsville, one stepdaughter, Sheri Wilson (Jamye), Pleasant View, TN, her stepfather, David Lamb, Hopkinsville, three brothers; Randy Mike James, Crofton, Lee Lamb, Hendersonville, TN and Chanc Lamb, Hopkinsville and ten grandchildren; Bailey Moore, Jarrett Wilson, Morgan Demps, Ashton Higgins, Calvin Demps, Ethan Cornelius, Blake Wilson, Camden Higgins, Ella Cornelius and Evan Higgins.

 

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Margaret Colley Fuller

Margaret FullerMargaret Lurline Colley Fuller, 89, Metcalfe Drive, died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Christian Health Center in Hopkinsville after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. David Tucker with burial to follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour of 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

A native of Christian County born April 20, 1925, she was the daughter of the late William Gordon Colley and Lily Ernestine Crowe Colley.  She was retired from the Christian County Board of Education, she had been a homemaker and was a member of Second Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters; Mrs. Austin (Sandra Fuller) Wright and Mrs. Charlie (Janet Fuller) Byers, both of Hopkinsville, two brothers; Ray (Ruth) Colley, Crofton, Ronnie (Linda) Colley, Cerulean, four sisters; Nadine Brashears, Doris Ann Smiley, Loyce James (Larry) and Joyce Caldwell (J.L.), all of Christian County, three grandchildren; Chuck Byers (Dina), Ann-Marie Wright and Tyler Wright, and two great-grandchildren, Ainsley and Mason Byers.

 

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Ralph Bullard

Ralph BullardRalph Bullard, 76, of South Christian died at 9:50 a.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Bunger and Rev. Greg Giltner officiating.  Burial will follow in Rosedale Cemetery in Pembroke.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Speedwell, TN he was born November 23, 1938 the son of the late Carl Isaac Bullard and Lona Elizabeth Bolinger Bullard.  He was a farmer and had served in the 100th Division of the United States Army Reserves.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Oak Grove, KY.

Survivors include his brother:  Bruce Bullard (Nancy) of Christian County, KY.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideons International P.O. Box 566, Hopkinsville, KY 42241.

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