Lloyd E. Young, Sr.

Lloyd E. Young, Sr., 68, of Clarence Drive died at 5:20 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2012 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center following a brief illness.  

Services with military honors will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements. 

A native of Brooklyn, New York he was born August 24, 1944 the son of the late Lloyd E. Young and Gertrude Johanna Schultz Young.  He was a United States Marine before enlisting in the United States Army.  He retired from the United States Army as a SGT First Class serving in Vietnam and Korea.  He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and former president of the Roosevelt Military Academy Association.  He was a Lutheran.  

Survivors include his wife:  Gabriele A. Bender Young; his sons:  Lloyd E. Young, Jr. (Shannon) of Hopkinsville, Michael M. Young (Ann) of Lexington, and Roger T. Young (Melissa) of Vine Grove; his daughter:  Tanya P. Young Ruth (Jesse) of Hopkinsville; and six grandchildren. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter P.O. Box 43986, Middletown, KY 40253-0986, http://honorflightbluegrass.org/ or the American Cancer Society.

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Adelberta “Del” Lyon Proffitt

Adelberta “Del” Lyon Proffitt, 89, of Pawnee Drive died at 7:45 a.m. Friday, September 28, 2012 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center.  

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 1, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with Rev. Mike Humphries officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home.  

A native of Christian County, KY she was born March 8, 1923 the daughter of the late Claude and Mary Ruth Lacy Lyon.  She was a retired accountant with Hopkinsville Electric Service and a member of Sinking Fork Baptist Church.  

She was preceded in death by her husband:  James William Proffitt (1996) and her son:  Daniel Ray Proffitt.  

Survivors include her son:  Michael L. Proffitt of Lake City, FL; her brother:  Wallace Lyon of Hopkinsville; her sister:  Mary Belle Lyon Dixon of Lexington, KY; three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

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Melvin Hunt

Melvin Melton Hunt, 87, Crofton, died at 2:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at NHC Health Care, Madisonville, of natural causes.

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Ridgetop Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby Reno officiating.  Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Crofton, is in charge of arrangements.

A native of Earlington, he was born July 8, 1925, the son of the late Loyd and Martha Cavanaugh Hunt.

He was a steel worker at Bridgeport Brass, Indianapolis, and was a member of Crofton Baptist Church.

His wife, Mary Lee Harrell Pyle Hunt, died in 2009.

Survivors include a stepson, Ray (Brenda) Pyle, Fort Myers, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Glenn (Mary Delana) Fisher, Henderson, Nev.; and two sisters, Ethel Vandiver, Mannington, Phoebe Hunt, Madisonville.

Memorials may be made to the Crofton Baptist Church.

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Martin John “Marty” Hatzakorzian

Martin John “Marty” Hatzakorzian, 87, of Ginnie Lane died at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at Bradford Heights Health and Rehab Center following a brief illness. 

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with the Rev. Dr. Rick Stevens officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, KY. 

A native of Hartford, CT he was born July 8, 1925 the son of the late Setrek and Christine Hatzakorzian.  He was a retired Insurance Agent for MetLife.  He was a charter member of Western Hills Golf Course.  He was a member of First Baptist Church. He was a WWII United States Army Veteran.

Survivors include his wife:  Rebecca C. Hatzakorzian; his son:  Kenneth M. Hatzakorzian (Gloria) of Hopkinsville; his granddaughter:  Becky Hatzakorzian Clay (David); his grandchildren:  Daniel Britton Clay, Benjamin Martin Clay, and Lucy Caroline Clay; and his sister-in-laws:  Alice Bozian, Audrey Hatzakorzian, and Edna Roemer. 

Pallbearers will be Walter Thomas “T.C.” Chambers, Jim Chambers, Gayle Chambers, Charles Allen “Chuck” Chambers, James Clayton “Buzzy” Chambers II, and Albert Wyatt.

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Mike Burchfield

Paul Michael “Mike” Burchfield, 61,Nortonville, died at 12:30 a.m. Monday, September 24, 2012 at his residence following a long illness.

Funeral services will be Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton conducted by Rev. Steve Rutherford with burial to follow in New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. Thursday until the funeral hour of 1:00 p.m.

A native of Christian County born March 25, 1951, he was the son of the late Paul Lewis Burchfield and Marie Kirksey Burchfield.  He had been a coal miner and was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Jo Collins Burchfield on September 6, 2010.  He was a member of The River.

Survivors include his son, Craig Burchfield, Sr., Nortonville, one daughter, Amy Jo Anglin, also of Nortonville, one brother, Joe Burchfield, Mannington, two sisters; Susan Harvey, White Plains and JoAnn Brown of Kelly, four grandchildren; Craig Alan Burchfield, Jr., Tyler Wayne Earl, Michael Duane Burchfield and Chassity Dawn Anglin, and two great-grandchildren; Cameron Burchfield and Zander Burchfield.

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Daniel Reno Cansler

Daniel Reno Cansler, 71, of Crofton, died at Regional Medical Center, Monday, September 24, 2012 of natural causes.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton is in charge of arrangements.

A native of Christian County, he was born April 30, 1941.  He was the son of the late Gilbert Ralph and Lillian Geniva Clark Cansler.

He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Crofton, Kentucky.

Survivors include his wife, Nannie Mae Dulin Cansler, his sons Randal Wayne Cansler of Trigg County and Danny Shane Cansler of Crofton, his brothers David Cansler of Dyer, Indiana and Wilburn Cansler of Kent, Washington, and 5 grandchildren, Phillip Cansler, Tracis Cansler, Danny Shane Cansler, Jr, Landon Holt Cansler and Molly Shae Cansler and 1 great-daughter, Natalie Raelyn Cansler.

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Albert Tyler Morace, Jr.

Albert Tyler Morace, Jr., 69, of Browning Place, Hopkinsville, KY died at 5:55 p.m. Thursday, September 20, 2012 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center following a long illness.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with the Rev. Jesse Brown officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West. Visitation will be Monday, September 24, 2012 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville.

A native of Eva, LA he was born September 15, 1943 the son of the late Albert Tyler and Gladys Morace.

An Army veteran, Sergeant Major Morace served 27 years as a paratrooper. He served two tours in Vietnam with the 5th Special Forces Group. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

He was a member of Casky Baptist Church. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and a lifetime member and past serving officer of Chapter 38, Special Forces Association at Fort Campbell, KY.

He was preceded in death by his five sisters: Bernice Clark, Freda Nelson, Jerry Hedrick, Helen Tiffe, and Peggy Breland.

Survivors include his wife: Geraldine ”Gerrie” Morace; his two sons: Albert Tyler Morace III (Jeanette) of Houston, Texas and Armond Wendell Morace (Natalie) of Greenville, North Carolina; his daughter: Meghann Lynn Greenwood (Patrick) of Barstow, California; and two grandchildren: Emalee Terese Adams of Barstow, California and Lauren Kala Morace of Greenville, North Carolina.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International P.O. Box 566, Hopkinsville, KY 42241 or the Green Beret Veterans Association P.O. Box 1287, Fort Campbell, KY 42223.

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Garvie Armstrong Gamble

Garvie Armstrong Gamble, 82, of Hopkinsville, died at her home, Tuesday, September 18, 2012 of natural causes.

Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with Rev. Steve Guarneros and Rev. Kent Workman officiating.  Burial will follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville. 

A native of LaFayette, KY, she was born January 14, 1930.  She was the daughter of the late Richard and Ida Mae Wyatt Armstrong.

She was a member of Flat Lick Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Christian County.

Survivors include her husband, John D. “Butch” Gamble, her daughter Debby Moore of Hopkinsville, her sister Gustie Jumara of Hopkinsville, and her  grandchildren Davis Moore and Mitchell Moore.

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Gladys Knight

Gladys A. Knight, 94, of Christian Health Center in Hopkinsville, died there at 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 after a long illness.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. Joby Brown with burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8 P.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

A native of Christian County born August 12, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Roy Solomon Adams and Ethel Pearl Grant Adams.  She had been a homemaker and was a member of Kelly Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Knight in 1989.

Survivors include two daughters; Linda Joyce Davidson and Deborah Kay Davis, both of Hopkinsville, two sisters; Ruth Colley, Crofton and Ruby Junker of Hopkinsville, two grandchildren; Matthew Ladd and Wendy Knuckles and five great-grandchildren; Ashland Joy Knuckles, Katherine Shea Knuckles, McKenzie Paige Alexander, Madeline Claire Ladd and Matthew Alexander Ladd.

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Eleanor H. Thomas

Eleanor Hightower Thomas, 91, Hopkinsville, died at 2:55 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2012 in Clarksville, Tennessee of natural causes. 

Family graveside services will be held Monday, September 17, 2012 at Riverside Cemetery conducted by Rev. Nathan Brown.  There will be no visitation.

Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville in charge of arrangements.

Born July 8, 1921 in Geneva County, Alabama she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Lilly Hightower.  She graduated from Auburn University in 1942 and later received a Masters degree at Northwestern University.  She was a member of Kappa Delta sorority.  After her graduation from Auburn, she was a teacher and Home Demonstration Agent in Alabama.  After her marriage in 1947, she continued as a teacher in Kentucky, Illinois and Florida.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel “Duff” Thomas, Jr. in 1988, and also by her two brothers and three sisters.  She was a member of First Christian Church, Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

Survivors include one son, Dan Thomas and his wife Betty, Hopkinsville, two grandchildren; Katie Thomas Peebles and her husband Bob Peebles, of Hopkinsville and Bryan Thomas and his wife Erin of Homewood, Alabama, and three great-grandchildren; Beth Peebles, Sarah Katherine Peebles and Anna Thomas.

Memorial contributions are suggested to First Christian Church, 2601 S. Walnut Street, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240, the Public Library of Geneva, P.O. Box 550, Geneva, Alabama 36340 or to the donor’s favorite charity.

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