Mildred Stewart Underwood

Mildred UnderwoodMildred Stewart Underwood, 95, of Morningside Assisted Living, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015 of natural causes.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2015 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home with Rev. Lloyd Tucker officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour.  Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Julian, KY she was born July 7, 1919 the daughter of the late Aubrey Jefferson Stewart and Hallie Witty Stewart.  She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church

She was preceded in death by her husband:  Truett Underwood who died in 1988, and two sons:  Thomas E. Underwood and Richard A. Underwood.

Survivors include her sons:  Kenneth T. Underwood, David R. Underwood, and Robert A. Underwood all of Hopkinsville, and Phillip A. Underwood (Karen) of Lexington, KY; her daughter:  Mrs. Jim “Janie” Noland of Hopkinsville; 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.

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

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Jimmy R. Utley

Jimmy UtleyJimmy R. Utley, 79, of Petsch Lane died at 8:50 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015 at his residence of natural causes.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home with his brother, Rev. Kenneth Utley officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral hour.  Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Russellville, KY he was born September 5, 1935 the son of the late Lawrence E. and Ida Rager Utley.  He was retired from Western State Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta Jones Utley, who died July 6, 2014.  He was also preceded in death by his brothers:  Paul Utley, Billy Utley, and David Utley; and his sisters:  Frances Utley, Joann Utley, and Mary Ruth Craig Bailey.

Survivors include his son:  Jeffrey Utley of Hopkinsville; his daughters:  Janet Utley of Hopkinsville, JoAnn Utley of Louisville, and Jennifer Utley of Clarksville, TN; his brothers:  Bobby Utley (Betty) of Russellville, and Kenneth Utley (Carolyn) of Franklin, KY; and his sisters:  Polly Craig of Allegre, and Shirley Yassney and Barbara Justice both of Russellville.

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

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Rebecca Nadine Brashears

Services for Rebecca Nadine Brashears, 84, of Hopkinsville will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Satterfield officiating.  Burial will follow in Cerulean Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Brashears passed away at home on Monday, April 6, 2015.  She was born March 3, 1931, the daughter of Gordon and Ernestine Colley.  She worked and retired as a Kroger employee of 45 years and was a member of Sinking Fork Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Brashears, and son, Darrell Brashears.

Survivors include daughter Sherry and her husband Lonnie Finley, grandson Kevin Finley and wife Kristin, great grandchildren Ben and Caroline Finley, and brothers and sisters of the Colley family.   Memorials may be made to Sinking Fork Christian Church.

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Marshall Butler

Marshall Butler, 100, of Bryan Street died at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Christian Health Center of natural causes.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  The body is being cremated.  Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Hopkinsville, KY he was born December 8, 1914 the son of the late Riley and Susan Moss Butler.  After the death of his mother when he was three years old he was raised by his aunt, Mrs. Edward “Melissa” Moseley.

He was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church.  He was a World War II veteran having served in Europe with the 5th Armored Division.

He was a concert pianist.  He was a Jayhawker having graduated from the University of Kansas at Lawrence where he was a member of the Delta Chi fraternity.  He received his masters from Columbia University in New York City.  While in New York City he gave two recitals at Carnegie Hall.  Upon returning to Hopkinsville he taught Music Appreciation at Hopkinsville Community College for 26 years along with private piano lessons.  He gave a recital each year while at Hopkinsville Community College.

He loved to walk to and around town to visit friends, tend to his house, yard, and “the cats”.

He is survived by his two Moseley cousins and a host of friends.

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Crystal Dawn Johnson Williams

Crystal WilliamsCrystal Dawn Johnson Williams, 42, of Cumbee Road died at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 23, 2015 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Calvary Memorial Baptist Church with Pastor Adam Glover and Rev. Larry Dale Combs officiating.  Burial will follow in Flat Lick Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Memorial Baptist Church.  Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

The family is encouraging everyone to ride their motorcycles and wear yellow bandannas to the funeral service.

A native of Clarksville, TN she was born June 1, 1972 the daughter of Oneal Johnson of Dover, TN and Mary Nunley of Linton, KY.  She was a social worker for Trigg County Hospital, Suncrest Home Health, and ManageIT.  She was a member of Calvary Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors in addition to her parents include her husband:  James Williams; her sons:  Michael Keith Johnson, Josh Johnson, Austin Williams, and Thomas Nathaniel Turner all of Hopkinsville; her daughters:  Mckayla Ladawn Johnson, Tasha-Marie Wheeler, and Emily Grace Williams all of Hopkinsville; her brother:  Joseph Neal Johnson of Crofton; her sister:  Kimberly Johnson Conyers of Hopkinsville; five grandchildren; her stepmother:  Linda Johnson of Dover, TN; her stepfather: Steve Nunley of Linton; and four nieces.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Calvary Memorial Baptist Church 280 Pyle Lane, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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Henry Douglas “Dougie” Gould

Henry Riding 1Henry Douglas “Dougie” Gould, 84, Owen Drive, died at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at his residence after a brief illness.

The remains will be cremated and there will be no services at this time.  A memorial service will be held at a later date and his cremains will be inurned at Lake View Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Fairview Heights, IL.

Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.

A native of East St. Louis, IL born September 13, 1930, he was the son of the late Henry Irvin and Anna Hawkins Gould.

He had worked in the field of law enforcement and security for many years in Illinois.  To accommodate his wife’s job transfer to Richmond, VA, he settled in Amelia, Virginia where he was the head of the Amelia Volunteer Fire Auxiliary for 14 years.

Survivors include his wife, Lynnette Holper Gould and their son, David Gould.  He is also survived by his other sons; Gary Gould (Vallie), Springfield, IL, Henry Gould (Liza), Hopkinsville, Clifford Gould (Lori), St. Louis, MO and Brian Gould of Hillsboro, IL, five daughters; Glenda Gould Vaughn, Richview, IL, Bonnie Gould Smith, also of Richview, Bessie Gould Arning, Mt. Vernon, IL, Kathy Gould Lipe and her husband Kevin, Richview, IL and Teresa Gould Whitebread and her husband Charles of Collinsville, IL, his twin brother, Harold Donald “Donnie” Gould, of Festus, MO, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Wyatt Gould, 6 brothers; Herman Gould, Clifton Gould, Paul Gould, Bill Gould, Lloyd Gould and Floyd Gould and two sisters; Annetta Gould McRill and Martha Gould Sloan.

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Shirley Yoakum

Shirley YoakumShirley Cupp Yoakum, 84, of Oak Grove, KY died at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015 at her residence of natural causes.

Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Giltner officiating.   Visitation will be Sunday from noon until the service hour.  Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

She donated her body to the University of Louisville Department of Anatomical Science and Neurobiology Body Bequeathal Program.

A native of LaFollette, TN she was born August 16, 1930 the daughter of the late Silas and Ada Bolinger Cupp.  She was a member of Pembroke Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Yoakum, and her son, Jimmy Yoakum.

Survivors include her sons:  Eddie Yoakum (Paula) of Hopkinsville, KY and Bob Yoakum (Lois) of Mount Washington, KY; her daughters:  Kathy Mercker (Rick) of Virginia Beach, VA, Jane Vaught of Seattle, WA, and Beth Luttrull (Ricky) of Pembroke, KY; 11 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

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

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Geneva S. Morris

Geneva S. Morris, 76, of LaFayette, KY died at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at her home following a brief illness.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with the Rev. Phillip Whitaker officiating.  Burial will follow in Flat Lick Cemetery.  Visitation will be from noon until the service hour Saturday at the funeral home.

A native of Hopkinsville, KY she was born November 24, 1938 the daughter of the late Elmer and Mildred Stamper.  She was a homemaker and a member of the LaFayette Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Sue McGuffey.

Survivors include her husband: Durwood Morris; her daughter:  Peggy Stewart (David) of Florence, KY; her brother:  Bill Stamper of Russellville, KY; her sister:  Diane White of Bell Buckle, TN; three grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Pennyroyal Hospice.

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Charlotte Dean Keatts Allen

Charlotte AllenCharlotte Dean Keatts Allen, 91, of Huffmans Mill Road, died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at 7:03 a.m. at her home, of natural causes. 

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home with Dr. Glenn Sowards officiating.  Burial to follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m.   Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements. 

A native of LaFayette, KY, she was born May 4, 1923, the daughter of the late Cordie Horn and Bessie Wyatt Keatts.  She was a member of LaFayette United Methodist Church.  She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ashbel Allen in 1990.

Survivors include her sons: Robert “Bob” Allen (Nancy) of Paducah, Rob Allen of Murray, Barry Allen (Julie) of Hopkinsville, and Joey Allen of Hopkinsville; her daughter: Sara Hudson (Eddie) of Hopkinsville; 10 grandchildren: Scott Hudson, Ashtyn Hudson, Kerrie Heider, Rob Allen, Matthew Allen, Sara Allen, Andrew Allen, Cory Allen, Eric Allen, and Evie Allen; 7 great grandchildren: Seth Hudson, Luke Hudson, Kamryn Hudson, Bailey Heider, Drew Heider, Aubrey Allen, and Brody Allen.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Ave., Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

A special thanks to Pam Foster, Kim Bagett, Denise Hillis, Rev. Lloyd Tucker, Leah Dixon, and Rebecca Fuller, for taking such great care of our mother.

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Jack Ford

Jack FordJack Ford, 67, Hopkinsville Rd., Nortonville, died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN from complications of injuries suffered in an automobile accident on January 6, 2015. 

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Crofton conducted by Thad Hopper with burial to follow in New Salem Church Cemetery in Nortonville.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

A native of Madisonville, KY born April 28, 1947, he was the son of the late Cletis Jackson Ford and Bonnie Belcher.  He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Hopkinsville. 

After his retirement from CSX Railroad, he had owned JAM Feed in Nortonville. 

He is survived by two daughters; Ashley Ford, Nortonville, KY and Meaghan Ford of Nashville, TN, two sisters; Faye Ford and Kay Ford Saint, both of Nortonville and two grandchildren; Felicity Brasher and Jacob Holeman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jackie L. Ford II on 9-27-2011.

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