Joe M. Howard

Joe M. Howard, 92, of Deepwood Drive, died at 12:35 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Covington’s Convalescent Center following a long illness. 

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Rick Stevens officiating.  Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2:15 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, TN.  Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements. 

A native of Nashville, TN he was born September 21, 1919 the son of the late Joseph Michael Howard, Jr. and Ida Pleasant Howard.  He retired from work in Financial Services with Associates Capital and was also a retired banker from Planters Bank in Hopkinsville.  He was a United States Air Force veteran having served in the South Pacific during WWII.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Hopkinsville.  

He was preceded in death by a son, J. Michael Howard IV. 

Survivors include his wife:  Hilda M. Howard; his son:  Jonathan Carter Howard (Susan) of Danville, KY; his daughter:  Allene Howard Newton (Lonnie) of Hendersonville, TN; his sister:  Marjorie Howard of Nashville, TN; and his two grandchildren:  Carrington Carter Newton and Elizabeth Morgan Newton. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund 1400 S. Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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Elizabeth Ann Dixon

Elizabeth Ann Dixon, 81, of Christian Health Center died at 3:40 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Christian Health Center of natural causes.  

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday, May 29, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home. 

A native of Christian County, KY she was born November 16, 1930 the daughter of the late Goebel Gray and Nannie Elizabeth Gray.  She was a self-employed grocer and also worked as a retail sales clerk.  She was a member of Southside Church of Christ.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Seldon Thomas Dixon, Sr. who died in 1986.

Survivors include her son:  Seldon T. “Donnie” Dixon, Jr. (Barbara) of Hopkinsville, KY; her daughter:  Deborah Dixon Anderson (Joe) of Hopkinsville, KY; her sister:  Hope Thomas of Hopkinsville, KY; her grandchildren:  Dana Dixon Gary, Daphne Dixon, Seldon Dixon III, and Margaret Katherine Anderson Jones; and her great grandchildren:  Caleb Gary, Connor Gary, Rebecca Dixon, Colby Allen Landrum, Hoyt Anderson Jones, and Boyd Thomas Jones. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Southside Church of Christ Building Fund 529 Country Club Lane, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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Dorlene Guinn Cowherd

Dorlene Guinn Cowherd 

Dorlene Guinn Cowherd, 84, of US 68 East, died at 3:05 p.m. from a brief illness, Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Covington’s Convalescent Center in Hopkinsville. 

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with Rev. Gayla Webb officiating.  Burial following at Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will be at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Monday, from 5-8 p.m. 

A native of Stewart County, TN, she was born May 19, 1928, to the late Frank and Odessie McCain Guinn.  She was a homemaker and also worked at the Highland School cafeteria for several years.  She was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church in Hopkinsville.

Survivors include her daughter: Gayland Morris (husband Kahle) of Hopkinsville; her brother: Thomas Guinn of Pembroke; her sisters: Dixie Primm of Hopkinsville, Rita Combs of Hopkinsville, and Shirley Suggs of Pembroke; 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 5 great great-grandchildren. 

Memorial contributions can be made to Pennyroyal Hospice, 200 Burley Ave, Hopkinsville, KY, 42240

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Larry Wesley Wolfe

Larry Wesley Wolfe 

Larry Wesley Wolfe, 63, of Louisville, died at 9:24 a.m., Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, KY. 

Graveside services will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Friday, May 25, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Brant Lyon officiating.  Visitation will be at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Friday, from noon until 1:45 p.m. 

A native of Hopkinsville, KY, he was born November 9, 1948, to the late Raymond and Sue Gray Wolfe.  He was a self-employed bankruptcy liquidator.  

Survivors include his wife: Patricia Ann Vass Wolfe of Louisville; his daughters: Tiffany Ann Wolfe of Paris, KY, and Tracie Allison Wolfe of Louisville, KY; his brother: Tommy Wolfe of Lexington, KY; his sister: Sue Hill of Hopkinsville, KY; 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

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Ralph “Goose” Mills

Ralph “Goose” Mills, 78, of Delaware Drive died at 7:59 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville, TN following a brief illness. 

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2012 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Jeremy Powell, Rev. Ron Hicks, and Robert Tubbs officiating.  Burial will follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.  Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday with Masonic Rites at 7:00 p.m. at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at First Baptist Church.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.  

A native of Sinks Grove, West Virginia he was born April 25, 1934 the son of the late Gerald Dexter Mills and Laura Louise Klephfer Mills.  He was a retired SGT 1st Class from the United States Army where he served with the 11th Airborne Division.  While in Vietnam he earned a Bronze Star.  Following retirement from the United States Army he complete training in heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration.  He went on to work and retire after 20 years with the Christian County Public School System.  

He was a lifetime member of the VFW.  He was also a member of the Elks, Eagles, Hopkinsville Masonic Lodge, Hopkinsville Shriners Club, Scottish Rite of Madisonville, and Rizpah Temple in Madisonville.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Hopkinsville, KY. 

Survivors include his wife of 55 years Wilma J. Mills; his daughters:  Sherry Tetreault (Rick) of Clarksville, TN, Laura Younger of Hopkinsville, KY, Kathy Tubbs (Robert) of Hopkinsville, KY, and Debbie Camp (Phil) of Hopkinsville, KY; his sisters:  Edna Oxendine (Robert) of Maryland, Frieda Rhinehardt (Joe) of Maryland, Judy Ambrose of Pennsylvania, and Roseland Durden of Maryland; his grandchildren:  Bradley Haney, Brandon Tubbs, John Tetreault, Amanda Tubbs, Jodi Camp, and Gevevieve Younger; his great grandchildren:  Jada Tubbs, Scotty Tubbs, Jr., Dalton Tankersly, Devon Tankersly, and Chloe Haney. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502; Shriners Hospital for Children 3229 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229; or First Baptist Church Building Fund 1400 S. Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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Linda Jean Anderson

Linda Frisk Anderson, 71, of Moline, Illinois, died at 11:51 a.m. Monday, May 21, 2012 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center following a brief illness. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date.   Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, KY in charge of arrangements.

A native of Moline, Illinois, she was born August 9, 1940, the daughter of the late Ralph Frisk and Marian Miller Frisk.  She was a 4th grade teacher at Butterworh School and the former co-owner/ operator of Chick-Fil-A of Southpark Mall in Moline, IL.  She was a graduate of Rock Island High School, class of 1958,  and Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, class of 1962.  She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Moline, Illinois.   

Survivors include her husband: Bruce Anderson; her daughters: Amy Anderson Stewart (husband Jeff), Hopkinsville, and Polly Anderson, Hopkinsville; and 2 Grandsons: Jake Stewart and Ben Stewart. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Max’s Hope Pet Rescue C/O Mansfield Animal Hospital, 710 N. Main St., Hopkinsville, KY, 42240, or Christian County Animal Shelter, 2935 Russellville Rd, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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Azalee “Lee” Brame

Azalee “Lee” Brame, 88, of Robin Road died at 12:25 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012, at her residence following a long illness. 

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with Rev. Mike Humphries officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  

A native of Dunmor, Kentucky she was born October 9, 1923 the daughter of the late Roy Macon Adler and Bessie Mabel Groves Adler.  She was a seamstress who had worked at the Hopkinsville Clothing Factory, Flynn Enterprises, and Model Cleaners.  She was a member of Christian Heights United Methodist Church. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam W. Brame.  

Survivors include her sons:  Rev. Billy G. Raby of Greenville, KY and Thomas Galloway of Louisville, KY; her daughters:  Wanda Raby Joiner (Jet) of Hopkinsville, Cathy Brame of Houston, AK, Karen Nordstrum of Waupaca, WI, and Mona Dulin (James) of Hopkinsville, KY; 12 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. 

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

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Dorothy Burgess

Dorothy Martin Burgess, 88, of Hopkinsville, formerly of Louisville, died at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Christian Health Center in Hopkinsville from a brief illness. 

Services will be held in the Chapel at Highland Memory Gardens in Mt. Washington, KY, Saturday, May 19, 2012, 1:00 p.m. EST, with Rev. Ralph Hardy officiating.  Burial to follow immediately after service.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, KY, in charge of arrangements. 

A native of McCracken County, KY, she was born February 13, 1924, to the late James L. Martin and Dora May Zachery Martin.  She was a sales clerk at W.T. Grants in Louisville, KY for several years. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Paul Burgess. 

Survivors include her son: Richard Burgess, Louisville, KY; her daughters: Patricia Embry, Hopkinsville, KY, Sandra DiBlasi, Corbin, KY; 5 Grandchildren and 11 Great-Grandchildren.

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Willodean “Billye” Teasley Hestand

Willodean “Billye” Teasley Hestand, 87, Butler Road formerly of Cadiz, KY, died at 9:20 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, at her daughter’s home on the Butler Road following a long illness.  

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with Rev. Roy Marquess, Jr. officiating.  Burial will follow at Ridgetop Cemetery in Crofton.  Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home in Hopkinsville.  

A native of Crofton, KY, she was born October 2, 1924, the daughter of the late Will Francis Teasley and Margaret Ora Boyd Hamby.  She was a homemaker.  

Survivors include her husband: Thomas Hestand, Sr. of Hopkinsville; her sons: Ronnie Hestand of Dayton, Ohio, William Darrel “Bill” Hestand of Augusta, Georgia, Thomas Hestand, Jr. of Cadiz, and Donald Gene Hestand of Gracey; her daughters: Sue Stagner of Christian County, and Jackie Wilson of Gracey; her sister: Betty Weeks of Shadyside, Ohio; 14 Grandchildren; 21 Great Grandchildren.

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Patricia Maddux “Patsy” Crabb

Patricia Maddux “Patsy” Crabb, 80, Cox Mill Court died at 3:24 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center following a brief illness. 

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Hopkinsville with Rev. Dr. Rick Stevens officiating.  Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at First Baptist Church.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

A native of Christian County, KY, she was born November 3, 1931, the daughter of the late Oscar Turner Maddux, Sr. and Margaret Calder Maddux.  She was a foreign missionary with the Southern Baptist Convention who served in Italy, Switzerland, and Germany for 38 years.  

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hopkinsville, KY, where she was active in WMU and a GA leader for many years.  

She was preceded in death by her son, Philip Stanley Crabb. 

Survivors include her husband: Stanley Crabb of Hopkinsville; her daughter: Ruth Anne Crabb Volpe (Raffaele) of Florence, Italy; her brother: Charles Maddux (Fannie Louise) of Christian County, KY; her sisters: Caroline Maddux Moss of Hopkinsville, KY, and Katie Maddux Broadbent (Smith) of Cadiz, KY; and 4 grandchildren. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1400 South Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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