Artie Huffman

Artie Huffman, 90, of Kelby Court died at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Covingtons Convalescent Center following a long illness. 

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with Rev. Nathan Brown officiating.  Burial will follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville. 

A native of North River, Virginia he was born March 5, 1922 the son of the late Evertte Lee Huffman and Sallie Douglas Meyerhoffer Huffman.  He was retired after 23 years of service in the United States Army where he served as a Chief Warrant Officer.  After his retirement he worked 17 years at Thomas Industries.  He was a member of First Christian Church in Hopkinsville. 

Survivors include his wife:  Bobbie Huffman; two sons:  Jerry Lynn Huffman of Richmond, VA and Carl Lee Huffman of Clarksville, TN; and one step grandson.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian County Humane Society or the American Heart Association.

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Susan Lee Collins Foster

Susan Lee Collins Foster, 65, of Chapel House died at 5:10 a.m., Friday, June 8, 2012, at her residence following a long illness. 

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with Rev. Bobby Ashby officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday, from Noon until the funeral hour at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home. 

A native of Christian County, Kentucky, she was born October 12, 1946 the daughter of the late Douglas Clark Foster and Opal Edith Pritchett Foster Boyd.  She was a member of the Eagles and the VFW. 

She was preceded in death by her son: Jerry Patrick Collins, Jr.

Survivors include her daughters: Tracey Lee Gates of Hopkinsville, Lisa Michelle Bird of Cadiz, Tina Marie Collins of Hopkinsville; her brothers: Guy Harvey Foster of Missouri, Ronald Clark Foster of Indiana; her sisters: Sherry Foster Gresham of Cerulean, Patsy Foster Gilliland of Christian County; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Eugenia White Cayce

Eugenia White Cayce, 92, of Christian Health Center, died at 2:00 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2012, at Christian Health Center following a long illness. 

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with Rev. Nathan Brown officiating.  Burial following at Riverside Cemetery in Hopkinsville.  Visitation will be at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour. 

A native of Christian County, she was born November 22, 1919, to the late Samuel Henry and Vivian Hall White.  She was the co-owner of White Brothers Sausage and White Brothers Produce Company.  She was a member of First Christian Church in Hopkinsville.  She was a graduate of Newton Business College. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Fenton Cayce in 1998. 

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 2601 South Walnut Street, Hopkinsville, KY, 42240.

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Dr. Emmanuel Joseph Battah

Dr. Emmanuel Joseph Battah, 82, of Great Oaks Drive, died unexpectedly of natural causes at 1:58 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center.

Funeral Mass will be 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2012, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Hopkinsville with Father John Thomas and Father Richard Meredith officiating.  Burial following at Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the Rosary service at the church. Rosary service will be begin at 12:00 p.m. 

A native of Baghdad, Iraq, he was born June 12, 1929, to the late Joseph and Fahema Battah.  He was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. 

Survivors include his wife: Arsha Battah of Hopkinsville; his sons: Wiam Paul Battah (Kim) of Jacksonville, FL, and Raed George Battah of Jacksonville, FL; his daughter: Mrs. Shon “Nada” Dionne of Port Huron, MI; his sisters: Najiba Jaujo of Southfield, MI, and Harriette Talia of Windsor, Canada; 3 Grandchildren. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church School Building Fund, 902 East Ninth Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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Lotte Bobenz Miller

Lotte Bobenz Miller, 79, of Covington Convalescent Center, died at 3:30 p.m. from a brief illness, Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville. 

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2012, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with Rev. Greg Giltner officiating.  Burial following at Fort Donelson National Cemetery in Dover, TN.  Visitation will be at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Thursday, from 5-7 p.m. 

A native of Kronisberg, Germany, she was born January 21, 1933, to the late August and Freida Johrde Bobenz.  She was a homemaker and a housekeeper.  

Survivors include her sons: Ronnie Miller of Hopkinsville, Tommy Miller of San Diego, CA, Paul Miller of Hopkinsville and Bobby Miller of Owensboro, KY; her daughters: Patti Barns of Hopkinsville, Monica Gamble of Hopkinsville and Lisa Harris of Bowman, GA; her sisters: Maria Sipple of Las Vegas, NE, Erna Ehmig of Erfurt, Germany, and Gerda Kirchhof of Ichtershausen, Germany; 12 Grandchildren and 14 Great- Grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Dolover Denzil Miller in 1974, her son Harold Bobenz and her daughter Angela Villarreal.

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James Harold “Jim” Deason

James Harold “Jim” Deason, 84, of Blane Drive, died unexpectedly at 4:00 p.m., Friday, June 1, 2012, at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN. 

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with Rev. Mike Humphries officiating.  Burial following at Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Monday, from 4-8 p.m. 

A native of Christian County, he was born March 3, 1928, to the late James Lloyd and Annie Mary McKinney Deason.  He was a retired heavy machine operator for Thomas Industries.  He was a member of Sinking Fork Baptist Church, Christian County, KY, former President of Woodmen of the World, a member of Teamsters, Buddies Incorporated and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. 

Survivors include his wife: Nell Franklin Powers Deason; his daughters: Mrs. Barry “Becky” Armstrong of Hopkinsville, and Mrs. Jerry “Tammy” Stokes of Hopkinsville; his sister: Betty Doris Deason of Henderson, TN; 4 grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his first wife Dorothy Nell Tucker Deason, 1989.

Memorial contributions can be made to Sinking Fork Baptist Church Building Fund or Bus Fund, 5800 Princeton Road, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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Mary Catherine Gavin Stone

Mary Catherine Gavin Stone, beloved mother and grandmother, died May 31, 2012 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. She was born on December 24, 1923 in Jeffersonville, Indiana, the daughter of James J. Gavin and Helen Gould Gavin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Joseph Carson Stone, Jr. and brother, James J. Gavin, Jr.   She was a proud alumnus of Sacred Heart Academy. She also attended the University of Louisville where she was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority.  She was a lifelong, devoted member of Grace Episcopal Church. She gave tirelessly of her time to various charities and organizations for the ill, underprivileged and illiterate during her lifetime.  She was an incredibly loving mother and grandmother. Her unconditional love of her late husband, her children and her grandchildren was unsurpassed.  She was devoted to her faith with the same loyalty.  She was goodness and grace on this earth. She will be missed.

She is survived by her brother, Dr. Donald P. Gavin, Bonita Springs, FL., her three children, Catherine Stone Austin, Palm Beach, FL., Christy Stone Halloran, Frankfort, KY.,  and J. Carson Stone, III, Nashville, TN.; four grandchildren, Tyler Brooks Austin, New Orleans, LA., , Kermit E. Austin, III (Lindsay), Wrightsville Beach, NC., Taylor Carson Stone, New Orleans, LA.,  and Mary Catherine Halloran, Frankfort, KY.;  and one great grandchild, Dylan Limanek, Auburn, CA.  Also, her devoted companion, Pepper.

Funeral services will be held at Grace Episcopal Church in Hopkinsville, KY., with the Reverend Alice Nichols officiating, on June 4th at 1pm with private burial to follow immediately. A reception will be held following the burial at All Saints Parish for her family and many friends.  Visitation will be 6 to 8pm on Sunday, June 3rd at Grace Episcopal Church.  Hughart & Beard Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 216 East 6th Street, Hopkinsville KY or the Sacred Heart Academy, 3177 Lexington Rd., Louisville, KY 40206-3099.

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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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