Colette Keach

Colette Marie-Suzanne Foquet Keach, 88, Pin Oak Drive, Hopkinsville, died at 5:15 p.m. Monday, January 28, 2013 at Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, TN of natural causes.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 1, 2013 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church conducted by Rev. Fr. Richard Meredith with burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery next to her husband, William Preston Keach, who died October 10, 1980.

Visitation will be on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with a rosary service at 6:30 p.m.

A native of Antrain-sur-Cousnon, France born January 18, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Edouard Foquet and Fernande Duquenne Foquet.  She had been a wonderful homemaker and mother.  She had been a volunteer “Pink Lady” at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville and was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church.

Survivors include two sons; William Keach and his wife Linda, Hopkinsville, and David Keach of Louisville, KY, three daughters; Lolita Wilson and her husband Mike of Bagdad, KY, Linda Rivera, Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Marianne Wigand and her husband Jeff, Cadiz, KY, seven grandchildren; Cynthia Colquhoun, Deanna Huizinga, Tammy Binkley, Tim Keach, Shawn Wilson, Ashley Wigand and Benjamin Wigand and eight great-grandchildren; Max Huizinga, Nick Huizinga, Lily Colette Colquhoun, Kyle Wilson, Kaylah Wilson, Ethan Binkley, Will Binkley and Evan Keach.

Memorial contributions are suggested to SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 902 East 9th St., Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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John Bell Mason

John Bell Mason, 88, Camilla Drive, died at 7:32 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Baptist Health of Madisonville of natural causes.

Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. Emory Riley with private burial of cremains to follow in East End Cemetery in Cadiz.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

A native of Cadiz, Kentucky born April 25, 1924, he was the son of the late John Bell Mason, Sr. and Johnie Mae Aldridge Mason.  He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1946.

He was a former member of the Civitan Club, American Legion and VFW. He had served as Vice-President of the West Kentucky Fair Board, as Vice-President of the Jaycees and was a member of First Baptist Church.

He had served as General Manager at Pennyrile Rural Electric Cooperative and retired in 1986 after having worked there for 37 years.  He was active in the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association and was the charter member at Western Hills Golf Course.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Parrent Mason, one son, Tom Mason and his wife Barbara of Covington, Kentucky and two grandsons; David Mason and his wife Lindsay, Cincinnati, Ohio and Dan Mason and his fiancee Jenny Christman of Manhattan Beach, California.

Memorial contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church, 1400 S. Main St., Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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Elfrieda Anna Ehrenthaller Burgett

Elfrieda Anna Ehrenthaller Burgett, 83, of Picketts Way, died Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Christian Heights Nursing & Rehab Center of natural causes. 

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville officiated by Rev. Greg Giltner.  Burial will follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville. 

A native of Seekirhen, Austria,  she was born October 8, 1929, the daughter of the late Jakob Ehrenthaller and Maria Kraihammer Ehrenthaller.  She was a homemaker.  She was a member at Hillcrest Baptist Church. 

Survivors include her son: Charles Ray Burgett of Bowling Green; her daughter: Linda Ehrenthaller of Hopkinsville; her sisters: Maria Schober of Salzburg, Austria and Ingrid Fuchs of Friedburg, Austria; 2 grandsons: Nathan Burgett and Taylor Wallace, and 2 great-grandchildren: Aaron Burgett and Amberlin Burgett.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Burgett in 2004.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pennyrile Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 6100 Dutchmans Lane Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284.

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Dorothy Elizabeth Camp West

Dorothy Elizabeth Camp West, 97, of Bradford Heights Nursing & Rehab Center and formerly of Morningside Assisted Living, Hopkinsville, died at 10:45 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2013 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. Louis Embry and Rev. Vince Ferrell with entombment to follow at Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Andrew W. Borden will serve as honorary pallbearer.  Active pallbearers will be John Carter Borden, Andrew P. Borden, John Nathaniel West, Jeremy T. Hundley, Mikala T. West and Carl Ledford. 

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

A native of Greenville, Texas born July 11, 1915, she was the daughter of the late William Hille and Leila Margarite Bacon Camp.  She was retired after a career working for the National Institutes of Health in the cancer department in Washington, DC.

Vernon Eskridge West, her loving husband of 74 years, survives her.  She was a longtime member of Christ Community Church.

In addition to her husband she is survived by a son, John B. West, Herndon, and his wife Sylvia O. West, one daughter, Joy VanArsdale West Borden and her husband Andrew P. Borden of Colorado Springs, Colorado, four grandchildren; John Carter Borden, Andrew West Borden, Leila West Hundley and John Nathaniel West and five great-grandchildren; Kendra Borden, Alexa Borden, Jake Borden, Rachel Borden and Jaron Hundley.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Christ Community Church, 425 Millbrooke Drive, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240.

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Ernest Peter Jones

Ernest Peter “Ernie” Jones, 73, of North Main, died January 22, 2013 at his home of natural causes. 

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, January 25 2013, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville. 

A native of Owensboro, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Peter Goodwin Jones and Marie Alvey Wallace.  He worked as an auto body mechanic, taxi cab driver, limousine driver, and manager of the Coffeyville restaurant.  He was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors include his daughter: Cherie Widener (Gary) of Hopkinsville; step son: Curtis Easley (Libby) of Hopkinsville; step daughters: Holly Odoms and Tina Young both of Hopkinsville; sister: Patricia Baker of Florida; grandchildren: Austin Cloud and Tyler Cloud; step-grandchildren: Kyle McGee, Asa Odoms, Curtis Easley II, Daniel Easley, Carly Young, and Miles Young.

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Thomas Maternowski

Thomas Maternowski, 67, of Hopkinsville died at 7:25 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2013 at his residence following a long illness.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Dunkirk, New York. Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Dunkirk, New York he was born January 30, 1945 the son of the late Edward and Dorothy Maternowski. He was a general manager in the manufacturing industry. He was a member of Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife: Ann Marie Maternowski; his sons: Chris Maternowski (Amy) of Hopkinsville, KY and John Maternowski (Angela) of Kingston Springs, TN; his brother: Henry Maternowski of Ashville, NC; his sisters: Sally Berger of Fredonia, NY and Barbara Wendell of Largo, FL; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Pennyroyal Hospice or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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George E. Benson

George Elbert Benson, 89, Navajo Trail, Hopkinsville, died at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, TN of natural causes.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. Greg Giltner and Rev. Bob Sipper with burial to follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West with full military honors.  Pallbearers will be Josh Benson, George Nave, Andrew Barron, Justin Pruitt, Harold Lancaster and Jim Benson.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, January 21, 2013.

A native of Corydon, KY born July 16, 1923, he was the son of the late Arch and Bertha Garrettson Benson.  He was employed for 25 years by the U.S. Postal Service, first as a mail carrier, then most of his years as a window clerk.  He was a veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church where he was a former deacon.

He is survived by his wife, Frances B. Benson, two sons; George R. (LuAnn) Benson, Crofton, and Bill (Naomi) Benson, Hopkinsville, two daughters; Janet B. (Pat) Robertson, Hopkinsville and Jane B. (Eric) Barron, Sand Springs, OK, six grandchildren; Ginnie Pruitt, James W. Benson, Josh Benson, Sarah Benson, Andrew Barron and Madilyn Barron, and three great-grandchildren; Nona Pruitt, Alexis Benson and Haylee Benson.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hillcrest Baptist Church.

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Anthony Ray “Tony” McCraw

Anthony Ray “Tony” McCraw, 61, of Hopkinsville, died January 16, 2013 at his home of natural causes. 

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Sunday, January 20 2013, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville officiated by Rev. Gary Gossett.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville. 

A native of Christian County he was born May 11, 1951, the son of the late James Jason McCraw and Eloise Skimehorn McCraw.   He worked as a heavy equipment operator.

Survivors include his son: Anthony McCraw of Knoxville, Tennessee; his daughters: Natasha McCraw of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Jessica Carroll of Hopkinsville; his bothers: Jason McCraw, Harvey McCraw, and Terry McCraw, all of Hopkinsville; his sisters: Doris Baker of Knoxville, Tennessee, Thelma Pickens of Savannah, Tennessee, Shirley Arnold of St. Louis, Missouri, Elaine Yeager of Hopkinsville, and Carla Broterton of Ohio; 7 grandchildren.

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Edith Miller

Edith Yoder Miller, 72, Pleasant Grove Rd., Crofton, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Baptist Health in Madisonville, KY following a long illness.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the Crofton Amish Church (East) conducted by Bishop Melvin Kauffman with burial to follow in the Crofton Amish – East District Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Galen Ropp, James Graber, Howard Yoder, Leland Yoder, Gerald Miller and David Mast.   Visitation will be from 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on both Sunday and Monday.

A native of Centreville, MI born July 5, 1940, she was the daughter of the late David and Mary Yoder and was a homemaker. 

She was a member of the Crofton Amish Church (East).  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Miriam Faye Miller and two sons; Norman Ray Miller and Melvin Miller.

Survivors include her husband, Harlan Ray Miller, four daughters; Mary Jane Miller, Belle Center, OH, Marilyn (Myron) Yoder, Crofton, Martha (Owen Ray) Yoder, Fredonia, KY and Melva Miller, Crofton, three brothers; Joe Yoder, Dennis Yoder and Melvin Yoder, all of Centreville, MI, four sisters; Bessie (Samuel) Bontrager, Nappanee, IN, Susan (Truman) Bontrager, Edna (Adlai) Schrock and Miriam (Leroy) Hochstetler all of Centreville, MI and eight grandchildren; Melissa, Aaron, Marlene, Kevin, Andy, Margaret, Jeremy and Caleb.

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Opal Jewell “Granny” Hargis

Opal Jewell “Granny” Hargis, 92, of Crofton, died Friday, January 11, 2013 at Bradford Heights Health & Rehab Center of natural causes. 

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2013, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton officiated by Rev. Junior Heltsley and Billy Crick assisting.  Burial will follow in Ridgetop Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton. 

A native of Big Rock, Tennessee she was born August 25, 1920, the daughter of the late Murry Robertson and Martha Mae Johnson Robertson.  She worked at the Crofton School cafeteria for several years and the City of Crofton as a meter reader.  She was a member at Crofton United Methodist Church.  She had served on the Crofton City Council.  She was the Lion’s Club cook for several years.

Survivors include her sons: Bobby Hargis (Glenn) of Hopkinsville, Billy Hargis (JoAnna) of Elizabethtown, Russell Hargis (Wanda) of Crofton; her daughters: Brenda Joiner of Hopkinsville, Carolyn Renee Hestand of Radcliff, Kentucky; her brother: W.M. Robertson of Princeton; 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Elliott Hargis in 1974, and her daughter, Regina Hargis in 1965.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crofton United Methodist Church General Fund, 140 Church Street, Crofton, Kentucky 42217.

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