Roy Howard

Roy Doran Howard, Sr., 45, Johnson Mill Road, Hopkinsville, died at 4:03 a.m., Tuesday, December 25, 2012 in the Emergency Room at Jennie Stuart Medical Center.

A native of Nelsonville, Ohio born November 17, 1967, he was the son of Carolyn Howard, Cadiz, Kentucky and the late George Howard.

He was a construction worker employed by LRH Excavation & Demolition in Hopkinsville. 

Mr. Howard has been cremated and a private interment of cremains will be held at a later date.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Roy Howard, Jr. and his wife Nikki of Cadiz, one daughter, Angel Howard, also of Cadiz, two brothers; Paul Howard, Cadiz and Steven Howard of Hopkinsville, one grandson, Cayden Howard, Cadiz and his special friend, Trina Howard, with whom he shared his life.

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Wayne Morgan

Joseph Wayne Morgan, 66, of Crofton died at 9:55 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cumming, GA of natural causes.  

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton with Rev. Bobby Reno officiating.  Burial will follow in Ridgetop Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. and Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton is in charge of the arrangements.  

A native of Christian County, KY he was born June 24, 1946 the son of Ruth Mart Morgan of Crofton and the late Kivle Morgan. Wayne was a truck driver for McIntosh Construction before retiring in 2003. He was also a United States Army Veteran who was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War. 

Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife:  Louise Hodge Morgan; his daughter:  Misty Morgan Sparks of Cumming, GA; his sister:  Janice Armstrong of Crofton; and three grandchildren.

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Beatrice Schlei

Beatrice O. Schlei, 100, of Covington’s Convalescent Center died at 11:20 a.m. Sunday, December 23, 2012 at the nursing home of natural causes.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Wisconsin. The body was cremated.

A native of Westby, Wisconsin she was born February 3, 1912 the daughter of the late Clarence Oscar Olson and Anna Louise Larson Olson. She retired in 1972 after 25 years of teaching third grade. She was a Methodist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peardon Frederick Schlei, who died in 2003.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews.

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Ambie Mason

Ambie B. Taylor Mason, 95, Cox Mill Road, died on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. at Bradford Heights Health & Rehab Center after a long illness.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with burial to follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be John Shemwell, Bert Shemwell, Frank T. Mason, Jr., Terry Mason, Austin Shemwell and Mark Mason.  Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Thursday, December 27, 2012.

A native of Trigg Co., Kentucky born March 14, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Henry E. and Valaria J. Tinsley. She was a bookkeeper and was retired from Johnson’s Tin Shop.  She had also been a homemaker and was a member of Highland Presbyterian Church.

Her husband, A. Frank Mason, died in April, 2002.

Survivors include two sons; Frank T. Mason, Sr. (Ruth), Herndon, KY and Ronnie Mason (Linda), also of Herndon, one daughter, Faye Mason Shemwell (Harvey) of Hopkinsville, six grandchildren; Bert Shemwell, John Shemwell, Terry Mason, Laura Sims, Deborah Thomas and Frank T. Mason, Jr., seventeen great-grandchildren; Ashley Shemwell Wood, Kari Shemwell Campbell, Amanda Shemwell, Amy Shemwell Steely, Katie Shemwell, Lauren Coley, Austin Shemwell, Mason Sims, Victoria Sims, Lane Thomas, Morgan Thomas, Connor Thomas, Sasha Bowles, Mark Mason, Jr., Dylan Mason, Dakota Mason and Frank Mason III, and four great-great-grandchildren; Kylie Faye Wood, Skylar Bowles, Waylon Bowles and Jackson Bowles.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three grandchildren; Ronald Lee Mason in 1992, Mark A. Mason, Sr., in 2004 and Cal Mason Shemwell in 2009.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the donor’s favorite charity.

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Tyrone Earl Hancock

Tyrone Earl Hancock, 66, of Keeton Drive died Thursday, December 20, 2012 at the Veterans Administration Tennessee Valley Healthcare System in Nashville, TN. 

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville officiated by Rev. Roy King.  Burial will follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.  Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home. 

A native of Hopkinsville, KY he was born March 25, 1946 the son of Juanita Elkins Hancock of Hopkinsville and the late Willie Earl Hancock.  He was an electronic technician for Bellsouth.  He was a US Navy Vietnam Veteran.  He was a member of Second Baptist Church, the VFW, and a former Junior Pro Basketball Coach.  

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sue Ann Hancock. 

Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife:  Rita Edwards Hancock; his son:  Tyrone Earl Hancock II of Louisville; his daughters:  Tammy Carole Gaoteote, Amanda Sue Monroe (Mark), and Tara Elizabeth Johnson (Kyle) all of Hopkinsville; his brother:  Ricky Errol Hancock of Pembroke; his sister:  Angela Hancock of Hopkinsville; nine grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

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Buck Edwards

Orbrey “Buck” Edwards, 90, Millbrooke Drive, died there at 2:13 a.m. Sunday, December 23, 2012 after a short illness.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 28, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. Louie Montoya and Rev. Darrell Russell with burial to follow in New Barren Springs Cemetery in Christian County.  Pallbearers will be Jason Russell, Jonathan Smith, Steven Bird, Matthew Hibbs, Jason Groppel and Steven Wayne Bird, Jr. with Justin Bird serving as honorary pallbearer. 

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the funeral home.

A native of Clifty, Kentucky born May 2, 1922, he was the son of the late John Jackson Edwards and Myrtie C. Bolton Edwards.  He had been a self-employed farmer early in his life and then worked as a heavy equipment operator for both Hopkinsville Stone and Christian Quarries.  He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.

Survivors include his wife, Lothell Edwards, one son, Larry N. Edwards and his wife Kaye, three daughters; Barbara Joyce Edwards Bird (Jerry), Linda Edwards Russell (Darrell) and Judy Edwards Smith (John), one sister, Audrey “Crick” Drury, all of Hopkinsville, six grandchildren; Steven Bird, Sr., Angela Groppel, Jason Russell, Amy Hibbs, Kevin Edwards and Jonathan Smith, nine great-grandchildren; Steven Bird, Jr., Justin Bird, Jessica Berman, Joshua Groppel, Josiah Groppel, Madison Hibbs, Logan Hibbs, Ashlea Russell and Addison Edwards and four great-great-grandchildren; Carson Bird, Caylin Berman, Cameron Bird and Justin Bird, Jr.

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Mary Virginia Dixon Chewning

Mary Virginia Dixon Chewning, 86, of Morningside Drive died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Bradford Heights of natural causes.  

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with the Rev. Irvin Darnell officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Thursday from Noon until the funeral hour.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.  

A native of Trigg County, KY she was born May 8, 1926 the daughter of the late Albert Carlton Dixon and Etna Lee Thomas Miraglia.  She was retired from Thomas Industries.  

She was preceded in death by her husband:  Homer Jackson Chewning.  

Survivors include her son:  Marvin Lloyd Chewning of Hopkinsville, KY; three daughters:  Jennifer Joy Skerrett of Murfreesboro, TN, Emma Lee Johnson ( Jeffrey) of Hopkinsville, KY, and Betty Jo Clark (Glenn) of Bowling Green, KY; her brother:  Howard Dixon (Dorothy) of Hopkinsville, KY; 12 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Lena Marie Berry McNeely

Lena Marie Berry McNeely, 78, of Crofton, died December 22, 2012 at 1:45 p.m. at Christian Health Center of natural causes.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton, Kentucky officiated by Rev. Junior Heltsley and Rev. Alan Hopper. Burial to follow in Ridgetop Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.  Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton is in charge of arrangements.

A native of Christian County, Kentucky, she was born July 18, 1934.  She was the daughter of the late Johnny Berry and Lena Neveline Nixon Berry.

Survivors include her daughters: Wanda Hargis (Russell) of Crofton, Shirley Oris (Jackie) of Crofton, and Patricia Sessions of Gaston, South Carolina; 2 grandchildren: Chad Hargis (Melissa) of Cadiz, Travis Hargis (Mandy) of Crofton and 5 great grandchildren: Mason Hargis, Riley Jo Cook, Harley Perry, Olivia Hargis, Allyson Hargis.

She is preceded in death by her husband Charles Edward McNeely, her brothers: Johnny Berry, Howard Berry, Joe Berry, Benny Berry; and her sister Hlida Brown.

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Gary H. Latham

Gary H. Latham, 81, of Gallatin, TN formerly of Hopkinsville, KY died at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at his residence following a long illness.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Hopkinsville with the Rev. Don Hutchinson and Rev. Paige S. Williams officating.  Burial will be private.  Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, KY.

A native of Hopkinsville, KY he was born December 16, 1931 the son of the late Wayman Hugh Latham and Tomilee Dowdy Latham.  He was retired as the Executive Director of Western State Hospital.  He was a US Army veteran. 

Survivors include his wife:  Yvonne Latham; his sons:  Gary Hulan Latham of Owensboro, KY and Britt King Latham (Aimee) of Franklin, TN; and two granddaughters:  London Olivia Latham and Addison Brooke Latham. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to Wendell Foster’s Campus 815 Triplett Street, Owensboro, KY 42302.

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Ruby Simpson

Ruby M. Bivins Simpson, 86, West 7th Street, died at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville after a brief illness.

Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Macedonia Cemetery conducted by Rev. Juanita Bailey. 

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

A native of Sturgis, Kentucky born February 6, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Minnie Alma Hammonds Bivins.  She was retired from Jennie Stuart Medical Center after 17 years of service in Central Store and Supply.

She is survived by three daughters; Janice Ann Feathers, Roxie Carol Mounts and Sue Ellen Simpson, all of Hopkinsville, one sister, Louvaeda “Sis” Davis, Martinez, California, eleven grandchildren; Charlie Mimms, Susan Powell, Sam Pearson, Kelly Edwards, Jimmy Mounts, Johnny Mounts, Jamal Mounts, Casey Mounts, Tony Simpson, Mike Simpson and Matthew Patterson, seventeen great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Lomond W. Simpson in 1981, one son, Herschel W. Simpson in 2004 and a granddaughter, Casey Rose  in 1990.

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