Charles E. Stokes

Charles Emmitt Stokes, 80, Cave Street, died at 9:36 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center of natural causes.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. Junior Heltsley with burial to follow in Ridgetop Cemetery in Crofton.  Pallbearers will be Paul Coleman, Wayne Choate, Michael Choate, Bill Cravens, Dale Seay and Rufus Dyer.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville.

A native of Todd County, Kentucky born September 19, 1931, he was the son of the late Howard and Maggie Oliver Stokes and was a member of Pleasant Green Baptist Church.  He had retired from Ebonite after more than 25 years but is probably most remembered as “the lawnmower man”.  He repaired and restored lawn mowers for many years and loved to work with them. 

He is survived by his wife of 49 years Brenda Stokes, two daughters; Lisa Powell Killebrew and Carol West and her husband John, two grandchildren; Brandi Boren and Chasity Boren and two great-grandchildren; Lexi Boren and Jada Sutton, all of Hopkinsville.

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David Charles Traceski

David Charles Traceski, 67, Adams Avenue, died unexpectedly at 1:42 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center.

Funeral services with full military honors will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2012 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church conducted by Rev. Fr. Richard Meredith.

A native of Turners Fall, MA born June 20, 1944, he was the son of the late Constantine and Josephine Traceski.  He was USAF retired having served in VietNam.  After his military career, he joined United Airlines working in logistics and stores until his retirement from United.  He was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife Ana Traceski, two daughters; Diane Clontz, Vacaville, CA and Michelle Germann, Copake, NY, one stepson, David Alfonso, Yorkville, IL, one stepdaughter, Caroline Schiller, Zion, IL, two brothers; Edwin Traceski, Greenfield, MA and Donald Traceski, Erving, MA, five grandchildren; Alyssa Traceski, Aaron Clontz, Amanda Clontz, Kyle Germann and Aaric Clontz and four step-grandchildren; Emma Schiller, Gabriella Schiller, Avery Alfonso and Carly Alfonso.

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Morris Earl Lacy

Morris Earl Lacy, 89, of Crofton, KY died at 10:45 a.m., Friday at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville, Kentucky following a brief illness.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton with Rev. Bobby Reno officiating.  Visitation will be Sunday evening from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home with Masonic Rites to be held at 7:00 p.m.

A native of Hopkinsville, Kentucky he was born on February 6, 1923 the son of the late John Frazier Lacy and Laura Owens Lacy.  He was a coal miner having retired from Peabody Coal Company.  He was a member of the L.M. Cox Masonic Lodge in Crofton and was a Shriner.  He was also a member of Cole’s Chapel Church.

He was preced in death by his wife Loretta Maxine Franklin Lacy in 2008.  Survivors include two sons; Tommy and Danny Lacy of Crofton and a daughter, Reta Fleming of Crofton. Six Grandchildren and Six Great Grandchildren. 

Contributions may take the form of donations to Cole’s Chapel Church.

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Sarah Christine Mitchell Askew

Sarah Christine Mitchell Askew, 88, of the Barkers Mill Community died March 8, 2012 at Sterling House in Clarksville, TN following an extended illness. 

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville.  Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville, TN.  Visitation will be Saturday from Noon until the funeral hour at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home.  

A native of Jackson Chapel, TN she was born September 14, 1923 the daughter of the late Ollie Burton Glasgow and Willie Mae Sesler Glasgow.  She was a farmer and a homemaker.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Clarksville, TN.  

She was preceded in death by her husband:  Peter Meriwether Askew (1987); a brother:  Burton Glasgow; her sister: Carol Glasgow; and a grandson:  Peter Andrews. 

Survivors include: her daughters:  Nancy Gourley Andrews of Hopkinsville, KY, Barbara A. Welker (Mike) of Murfreesboro, TN, and Florence Christine A. Bond (Ken) of Hopkinsville, KY; her sisters:  Helen Glasgow Bowers of Hermitage, TN, and Bonnie Glasgow Barthold of Krum, TX; grandchildren:  Nancy Carol Andrews of Hopkinsville, KY, Deanna George LeBrun (Clay) of Baton Rouge, LA, Michael G. Welker, Jr. of Murfreesboro, TN, Katheryn Christine W. Hillis (Mark) of Murfreesboro, TN, Peter J. Welker (Lacey) of Murfreesboro, TN, Patrick J. Welker of Murfreesboro, TN, Kenneth A. Bond, II of Nashville, TN, Annie L. Bond of Hopkinsville, KY, Stella Andrews of Hopkinsville, KY, Miriah Andrews of Hopkinsville, KY; 11 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.

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Joni Allen

Joni Allen, 58, of Lafayette Road died at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center following a brief illness.  

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with the Rev. Bob Lowery officiating.  Burial will follow in Peaceful Meadows Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Hughart & Beard Funeral Home.  

A native of Salem, KY she was born February 18, 1954 the daughter of the late Charles Edward James and Anna Dixon Lamb.  She was a former sales manager for Laser Copy.  

She is survived by her daughters:  Tiffany Ellis (Mark) of Houston, TX, Samantha Poe (Chuck) of Hopkinsville, and Robyn Vass of Hopkinsville; her step father:  David Lamb of Hopkinsville; her brothers:  Mike James of Christian County, Lee Lamb of Hendersonville, TN, and Chanc Lamb of Hopkinsville, KY; her sister:  Velvet Demps of Hopkinsville, KY; and 12 grandchildren.

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Miguel Angel Guajardo

Miguel Angel Guajardo, 58, of the Dawson Springs Road, died on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Saint Francis Hospital in Columbus, Georgia following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Chruch with Father Richard Meredith and Father Daniel Dillard officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m., until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday with Rosary to be said at 7:00 p.m.

A native of Rosita, Mexico he was born on June 1, 1953, the son of the late Edmundo A. Guajardo and Olga Leija Guajardo.  He retired from the U.S. Army where he attained the rank of Sergeant. Following his retirement from the army he worked for the Civil Service.  He was also a member of Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

survivors include his wife; Lois Finch Guajardo, Hopkinsville, three sons, Jason Peterson of Pittsburgh, PA, Allan Martin and Miguel Guajardo both of Hopkinsville.  A daughter, Pamela Jalbert of Phenix City, Alabama.  A brother, Alex Guajardo , Chicago, Il, and two sisters, Adriana Guajardo & Myra Kastler both of Chicago, Il. and twelve grandchildren.

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Velma I. Childers

Velma Irene Childers, 81, Gant Street, Hopkinsville, died at 5:10 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Christian Health Center after a brief illness.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville.  No funeral services are scheduled.  Cremation of remains will follow.

A native of Blacksburg, South Carolina born August 27, 1930, she was the daughter of the late John and Mamie Childers.  She had attended the Church of God and had been a homemaker.  She was the widow of Billy Bruce Miller.

Survivors include two sons; Mike Miller of Herndon and Randy Miller and his wife Teresa, Hopkinsville, one daughter, Amy Miller, Hopkinsville, two step-daughters; Teresa  and Sharon, eleven grandchildren; Timothy Kirkland, Vincent Kirkland, Xena Gonzales, Mark Johnson, Todd Miller, Chyanna Nahwahquaw, Michael S. Miller, Dillon S. Fish, Ernie W. Jones, Alan Jones and Rosemary Harris, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two children, Bruce Miller and Lisa Case.

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Chris McCord

Christopher Lee “Chris” McCord, 36, of Crofton died at 9:20 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012 in Hopkinsville, KY.  

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton, KY with Rev. William Pierce officiating.  Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral hour.  

A native of Crofton, KY he was born August 15, 1975 the son of Elzie Skimehorn of White Plains, KY and Gail McCord Clark of Crofton, KY.  He was a heavy equipment operator.  He was a member of Covenant Community Church in Madisonville, KY.  

Survivors in addition to his parents include his son:  Ely Aiden McCord of Slaughters, KY; a daughter:  Sydney Allison McCord of Slaughters, KY; and a sister: Ashley Nicole McCord Clark of Crofton, KY.

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Elizabeth Haydon Galloway

Elizabeth Haydon Galloway, 88, Friendship House, Hopkinsville, died at 11:20 p.m. Sunday February 26, 2012 at Christian Health Center of natural causes.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Hopkinsville First United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Dr. Howard Willen and Rev. Paige S. Williams.

A native of Hopkinsville born August 26, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Emmett and Margaret Dalton Haydon and had been a homemaker.  She was the widow of James Dudley Galloway who died September 24, 2002.  She was a member of Hopkinsville First United Methodist Church, the Shakespeare Club and had been a pink lady volunteer at Jennie Stuart Medical Center.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Hugh P. Orrell, Jr. on July 29, 2011.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Donna B. Orrell, one granddaughter, Lindsey A. Orrell and one grandson, John Haydon Orrell, all of San Diego, California.

Memorial contributions are suggested to First United Methodist Church Organ Fund, 1305 S. Main St., Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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Flora Kathleen West

Flora Kathleen West,94, of South Jessup died February 25, 2012 at 4:45 p.m. at Western State Nursing Facility of natural causes. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home  Crofton, with Rev. Birdie McCord officaiting. Burial will follow in Macedonia Church Cemetery.Visitation will be held form 4:00 p.m. until 8:00p.m. on Monday at the funeral home in Crofton.

A native of Christian County,Kentucky she was born July 31, 1917 the daughter of the late Charlie West and Lennie Miller West. She was preceded by her daughter Gloria Davis and her brother Austin West.

She was a nurses aide at  Jennie Stuart Medical Center and Western State Hospital. She was  a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter Joan Juckett of Hopkinsville , six grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Western State Nursing Facility.

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