James J. “Jim” Major

James J. “Jim” Major, 83, of Cayce Meade Drive, died on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 following a brief illness.

Services will be 11:00a.m. Friday, December 7, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, with the Dr. Tom Martin and Dr. Rachel Yarbrough officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.   Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home.

A lifelong resident of Christian County, he was born on December 8, 1928 the son of the late Bentley Clark “Preach” Major and Christine Wade Major.  Upon graduation from Hopkinsville High School he served 2 years in the US Marine corp. He graduated from Murray State University and from Samford School of Pharmacy. He joined his father as a pharmacist in 1954 working for Major-Dray Drugs at the corner of 9th and Virginia St. He later expanded to Skyline Pharmacy, The Apothecary Shop on 18th St. and Indian Hill Drugs where he remained until he retired in 1997. In addition to the pharmacies, he was once co-owner of Major-Reed Chrysler Plymouth.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Nancy Sullivan Major, who died in 2006.

Jim Major is survived by three loving daughters and their families. Carolyn M. Sholar and her son, John Wade Sholar; and his father Wendell Sholar, Ellen M. Jolly and husband Scott and their three children, Mary Sullivan Jolly, James Ballard Jolly, and Nancy Ellen Jolly, and Mary Catherine Smith and her two daughters, Catherine Clark Smith and Sally Crenshaw Smith.

Memorial contributions are suggested to First Christian Church or the Giver’s Favorite Charity.

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Margaret Catherine Dunning

Margaret Catherine Dunning, 84, Kentucky Avenue, Hopkinsville, died at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center after a long illness.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. Martha Rucker with burial to follow in Ridgetop Cemetery in Crofton.  Pallbearers will be Paul Cook, Caleb Cook, Brady Cook, Danny Cook, John Welch and Luke Welch. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, December 3, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville.

A native of White Plains, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Clarence and Neice Clara Mason Thompson.

She was a member of New Palestine Baptist Church and had been a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Cook in 1973 and her second husband, James Dunning in 1975.

Survivors include two sons; Danny Cook and Charles (Tammy) Cook, all of Hopkinsville, one daughter, Tonya (Matthew) Welch, Hopkinsville, one sister, Wilma Reynolds of Crofton, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

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Jennie Stuart Cavanah Hiler

Jennie Stuart Cavanah Hiler, 94, of Covington’s Convalescent Center, died at 7:55 a.m. at her residence, Friday, November 30, 2012 of natural causes.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 3, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, officiated by Rev. Barry Williams. Burial to follow in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements.

A native of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, she was born July 16, 1918.  She was the daughter of the late Coleman and Emma Williams Cavanah.

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

She is preceded in death by her husband Harvey Edwards Hiler in 1973.

Memorial contributions may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, 12497 Johnson Mill Road, Crofton, KY 42217.

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Jo Nell West

Jo Nell West, 76, of Paducah, formally of Crofton, died at 7:35 a.m. at Western Baptist Hospital, Paducah, Kentucky, on Friday, November 30, 2012 of natural causes.

Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m., Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery, Crofton, Kentucky officiated by Rev. Brent Crabtree. Burial to follow in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton is in charge of arrangements.

A native of Wilson County, Alabama, she was born August 29, 1936.  She was the daughter of the late Carl and Ernestine Bumpess Sisk.

She was a member of Reidland Methodist Church in Paducah, Kentucky. She was a member of the Western Kentucky Basket Weavers Association.

Survivors include, her husband: James T. West, her daughters: Sara Jo West, and Rae Nell West both of Paducah, Kentucky, her sisters: Sue Craber of Waverly, Tennessee, Donna Sisk of Madisonville, Kentucky, Libby Pearl of Warner Robins, Georgia.

She is preceded in death by her sister Jane Sisk.

Memorial contributions may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery Maintenance Fund, 12497 Johnson Mill Road, Crofton, KY 42217.

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Jimmy E. Shaw

Jimmy E. Shaw, 69, Pilot Rock Road, Hopkinsville, died at 10:12 a.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center after a long illness.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Terry Alan Jones and Garland Hester with burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be Eddie Shaw, Phillip Shaw, Tim McGinnis, Gregg Perry, Todd Perry and David Grace.  Honorary pallbearers will be Carl “Skip” Aldridge and Donald Shaw. Visitation will be from noon until the service hour on Friday.

A native of Christian County born May 17, 1943, he was the son of the late George Herbert and Annie Aldridge Shaw.  He  had worked for several years as a sales rep for Dr. Pepper and then for 28 years for Big G Express in Shelbyville, TN.

He attended Little River Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Perry Shaw, two daughters; Angela Shaw (Larry) Barber, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee and Dana Shaw (Troy) Schilling, Fairbanks, Alaska, one brother, Carl H. “Sonny” Shaw, Hopkinsville, one sister, Nancy Gresham, Carthage, Tennessee, five grandchildren; Chantale, Dustin, Brittany, Caroline and T.J. and four great-grandchildren; Macy, Bryson, Isaac and Candice.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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Donald R. Mahoney

Donald R. Mahoney, 60, Marsalin Court, Hopkinsville, died there unexpectedly Tuesday morning, November 27, 2012.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville. Mr. Mahoney will be cremated.

A native of Bartlesville, Oklahoma born December 7, 1951, he was the son of Robin Mahoney, Hopkinsville, and the late Ralph Gregory Mahoney.

He was employed by Lowe’s in Hopkinsville as a sales associate and prior to that worked many years as a graduate gemologist for Clayton’s Jewelry.

He was a member of Southside Church of Christ.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Patti Mahoney, two daughters; Leigh (Nathan) Boike, Bryson City, NC and Beth (Rob) Smith, Cincinnati, OH, three brothers; Gary Mahoney, Franklin, TN, Ken Mahoney, Mt. Juliet, TN and Glenn Mahoney, Evansville, IN and two grandchildren; Ellory Smith and Luke Boike.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Rotary Student Loan Fund, P.O. Box 199, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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Alexis Phillips

Alexis Miles Svestka Phillips, 31, of Butler Road died at 8:39 a.m. Friday, November 23, 2012 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with the Rev. Larry Dale Combs officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Colorado Springs, CO she was born January 10, 1981 the daughter of the late Michelle Svestka Miles and Norman Ray Miles of Texas. 

Survivors in addition to her father include her husband:  Ronald Phillips; her son:  Noah Michael Svestka of Virginia; her maternal grandmother:  Georgiann Svestka of Hopkinsville, KY; and her paternal grandmother:  Hallie Higdon of Lake Charles, LA.

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William “Bill” White Crenshaw

William “Bill” White Crenshaw, 93, died at 10:45 a.m. Friday, November 23, 2012 at his residence in Todd County, Kentucky.

Private services will be held on the farm in Todd County, KY.

He was born September 26, 1919 the son of the late George Walden Crenshaw and Lucy White Crenshaw

He grew up in Hopkinsville and later moved to Todd County, KY.  He attended schools in Hopkinsville and also attended Transylvania University.  He was a WWII veteran.  He was a business man and his connections included Model Pure Milk Company and other business ventures. 

He was preceded in death by a son:  William White Crenshaw II.

Survivors include his wife:  Mavis Fuller Crenshaw; his daughters:  Virginia Crenshaw Tanner (Bobo) and Mary Crenshaw Spalding (Michael) both of Nashville, TN; his son:  John Baker Crenshaw (Julia) of Hopkinsville, KY; and his grandchildren:  William Benjamin Crenshaw and Helen Grace Crenshaw both of Hopkinsville, KY and Simpson Bobo Tanner V and Kathryn Crenshaw Tanner both of Nashville, TN.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or Pennyroyal Hospice.

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Tula Harper

Tula Harper, 82, of Pembroke, died at 11:28 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of complications from COPD. 

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with the Rev. Don Cartwright and Rev. Dean Anderson officiating.  Burial will follow in Edgewood Cemetery in Trenton, KY.  Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  

A native of Trenton, KY she was born August 14, 1930 the daughter of the late Simon B. Carter, Sr. and Tula Thompson Carter.  She was a retired teacher from Pembroke Elementary School.  She was a member of the Christian County Retired Teacher Association and Eastview Baptist Church.  

She was preceded in death by her son:  David “Doot” Harper; daughter in law:  Karee; and granddaughter: Jessica; who died in a house fire on December 19, 1989. 

Survivors include her husband of 60 years:  David Harper; her son:  Eric Harper (Kim) of Trenton; her brother:  S.B. Carter, Jr. of Trenton; her grandchildren:  Hunter Harper, Collin Harper, Taylor Gilliland, and Madison Gilliland.  

Memorial contributions are suggested to Eastview Baptist Church.

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Lynn Staggs

Lynn Staggs, 55, of Crofton, died at 5:55 p.m. at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, Kentucky, Tuesday, November 20, 2012 of natural causes.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Crofton Pentecostal Church, Crofton, Kentucky officiated by Rev. Troy Oakley. Burial to follow in Ridgetop Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at the church.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton is in charge of arrangements.

A native of Chicago, Illinois, she was born September 9, 1957.  She was the daughter of Mildred Piper Scott and the late Ray Scott.

She was a member of Destiny Bible Church in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

In addition to her mother, survivors include, her husband: Tom Staggs, Jr., 2 sons: Thomas Staggs III (Natalie) of Crofton, and Jonathan Staggs (Stacey) of Crofton, 2 sisters, Brenda Dexter (Donnie) of Crofton, and Diane Hunt (Ray) of Greenville, KY, 5 grandchildren, McKinlee Staggs, Ethan Staggs, Christian Hook, Delaney Staggs, and Lilah Staggs.

She is preceded in death by her brother Steven Ray Scott and her sister Wanda Mae Brooks.

Memorial contributions may be made to Thomas Staggs for Lynn Staggs Memorial Fund, PO Box 61, Crofton, KY 42217.

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