Robert Louis Moran

Robert Louis Moran, 66, of Caramel Drive died at 7:55 p.m. Thursday, August 2, 2012 at his residence following a long illness. 

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 6, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with the Rev. Dr. Howard H. Willen and Robert Dooley officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home. 

A native of Christian County, KY, he was born September 3, 1945 the son of the Nellie Gray Moran of Hopkinsville and the late Louis B. Moran, Jr.  He was retired from Phelps Dodge where he was in charge of the shipping/receiving department.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church and a former member of the Jaycees.  He was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War. 

Survivors in addition to his mother include:  his wife:  Lucretia Moran; his daughters:  Mrs. Kevin (Stacie) Delawson and Mrs. Brandon (Leslie) Grace both of Hopkinsville; his sister:  Betty Sue Dooley of Hermitage, TN; and five grandchildren. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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William Earl “Bill” Frey

William Earl “Bill” Frey, 82, of Evansville, IN and formerly of Crofton, died at 4:01 p.m. Thursday, August 2, 2012 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, IN of natural causes. 

Services will be at 12:00 P.M. Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton with the Rev. Alan Hopper officiating.  Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery.  Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.

A native of Crofton, KY he was born September 20, 1929, the son of the late Leonard William Frey and Guyneith Elizabeth Fuller Frey.  He was a retired salesman.  He was a United States Navy Veteran serving in Korea.  He was a member of Vann Avenue Baptist Church. 

Survivors include his wife:  Irma Paula Frey of Evansville, IN; and his brother:  Larry Frey of Evansville, IN.

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Rudolph Chilton

Rudolph Forrest Chilton, 92, Donna Drive, Hopkinsville, died peacefully at his home at 10:00 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2012 after a long illness.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Carl Goad with burial and military honors to follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Active pallbearers will be Steve Moe, Steve Lee, Jeff Lee, Donald Hutchison, Mike Chilton, Eric Chilton and Owen Chilton.   Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Suiter, Craig Hutchison, Kenneth Chilton, David Chilton, Bill Blair, Edwin Chilton, Ronnie Chilton, Ricky Chilton, Michael Chilton, Ray Suiter, Wayne Chilton and Jon Chilton.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

A native of Southside, TN born August 22, 1919 he was the son of the late Edwin Adolph and Grace Mae Wooten Chilton. His first wife, Kathryn Chilton died on February 24, 1980.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in WW II where he earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.  He then worked for the Cadillac division of GM for 20 years followed by another career and retirement from the Christian Co. Road Dept.  He was a member of Eagle Way Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife Nellie Futrell Hutchison Chilton, two daughters; Nancy Chilton Lee and her husband Stephen of Murfreesboro, TN and Judy Chilton Moe and her husband Steve of Hopkinsville, one stepson, Donald Wayne Hutchison and his wife Linda, Antioch, TN, one brother, Frank Chilton, Hopkinsville, one sister, Patty Jean Elliott and her husband Ruel of WV, three grandchildren; Lisa Lee, Murfreesboro, TN, Jeff Lee and his wife Melissa, Murfreesboro, TN and Alyssa Moe, Hopkinsville, two step-grandchildren; Craig Hutchison, College Grove, TN and Keeley White, Nashville, TN, four step-great-grandchildren; Braden White, Reed White, Kylie White and Charlie Hutchison.

In addition to his parents and his first wife, he was preceded in death by a step-grandson, Kyle Hutchison. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Ave., Hopkinsville, KY 42240 or to Hopkinsville Lions Club, P.O. Box 240, Hopkinsville, KY 42241.

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John L. “Johnny” Boyd, Sr.

John L. “Johnny” Boyd, Sr., 63, of Riverbend Road, died of natural caused at 8:35 a.m., Friday, July 27, 2012, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville. 

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville.  Burial following at Judges Chapel Cemetery in Christian County.  Visitation will be at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Tuesday, from 4-8 p.m. 

A native of Christian County, he was born September 9, 1948, to Daisy Lee Boyd and the late James Loverne Boyd.  He was a co-owner of Boyd and Boyd Construction.  He was of the Baptist faith. 

Survivors include his wife: Phyllis Boyd; his son: John B. Boyd, Jr. of Hopkinsville; his brother: Jimmy Boyd of Hopkinsville; his sister: Jeanetta Hightower of Pembroke; his mother: Daisy Boyd of Hopkinsville; 2 grandchildren: Jonathan Hunter Boyd & Hannah Nicole Boyd.

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Roy E. Crunk

Roy Eugene Crunk, 69, Crofton Fruit Hill Road, Crofton, died at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at his residence after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Friday, July 20, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton conducted by Rev. Jason McCash with a committal and burial to follow in Judges Chapel Cemetery conducted by Rev. Glenn Farmer.

Active pallbearers will be Eddie Farmer, Gary Lee Crunk, James Dragoo, Ray Carroll, Granville Dulin and Terry Cook.  Honorary pallbearers are Billy Joe Combs, Randy McWaters, Mike Sewell, Bruce Delaney, Don Cartwright and Bill Carter.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2012 at the funeral home.

A native of Louisville, KY born June 28, 1943 he was the son of the late Stanford and Dorothy Wagoner Crunk.

He was a retired coal miner having worked at Peabody Coal Co. for 32 years.  He was a self-employed farmer and a member and deacon of Fruit Hill Baptist Church.  He served as chairman of the Board of Deacons, a long-time Sunday School teacher and served as Music Director and Choir Leader.  He sang with the Scott Quartet and served as Chairman of the Westfork Pond River Conservation Board.

Survivors include his wife Phyllis Crunk, one daughter, Martha Lyn (Justin) Huddleston, Crofton, two brothers; Morton (Shirley) Crunk, Crofton and Mike Crunk, Hopkinsville, three sisters; Joy (Woody) Wade, Willis, TX, Linda (Glenn) Farmer, Crofton and Gail (Tom) Hollimon, Hopkinsville and one grandchild, Emma Ann Huddleston.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers Billy Joe Crunk and Gary Lee Crunk.

Contributions are suggested to Fruit Hill Baptist Church or to The “V” Foundation, 106 Towerview Ct., Cary, NC 27513.

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Caroline Gary Mabry

Caroline Gary Mabry, 89, of Old Madisonville Road, died at 8:20 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2012 at Christian Health Center of natural causes. 
 
Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, KY with the Rev. Phillip Brumfield and Rev. Melvin Felts officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
 
A native of Christian County, KY she was born April 4, 1923 the daughter of the late Huston E. Gary and Mary Belle Smithson Gary and the late M.E. King and Carrie Smithson King.  She taught one year at McKinney School and was also a homemaker.  She was a member of Kelly Baptist Church where she taught the Adult Ladies Sunday School Class and served as church pianist for many years. 
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Wilson Mabry, who died in 1985.
 
Survivors include her daughters:  Kay Nave (Joe) of Hopkinsville, Cathy Welch (Leslie) of Christian County, and Mildred Mabry of Hopkinsville; her granddaughter:  Deanne Wilson (Dr. Matt); and her great grandchildren:  Mabry Wilson, Hunter Wilson, and Bennett Wilson.

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Dorothy Harper Guy

Dorothy Harper Guy, 82, of Mattawan, MI formerly of Crofton, KY died at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Bronson Rehab in Lawton, MI.
 
Services will be 1:00 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton.  Burial will follow in Ridgetop Cemetery.  Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton. 
 
A native of Paradise, KY she was born June 15, 1930 the daughter of the late Clifton Harper and Pearl Piper Harper.  She was a homemaker. 
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Guy, who died July 17, 2003.
 
Survivors include her sons:  Larry Guy (Madeline) and Roy Wayne Guy (Mary) both of Chicago, IL; her daughter:  Linda Ferrel (Jim) of Mattawan, MI; her sister:  Elizabeth Humphrey; 7 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

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Connie Lynn Swain Suddeath

Connie Lynn Swain Suddeath, 65, of Hopkinsville died at 11:32 a.m. Sunday, July 8, 2012 at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville following a brief illness.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Southside Church of Christ with David Williams and Walter Edwards officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville.

A native of Christopher, IL, she was born March 22, 1947, the daughter of the late Francis and Lawanda Swain.  She retired from the Christian County School System.  She was a member of Bluff Springs Church of Christ. 

Survivors include her husband:  Lindel Suddeath; her son:  Jonathan Suddeath (Jennifer) of Fort Hood, TX; her brother:  Dr. Dennis Swain (Susan) of Hopkinsville; her Sister Tammy Swain Staley (Ed) of Hopkinsville; and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bluff Springs Church of Christ Building Fund or the David Lee King Scholarship Fund at Southside Church of Christ.

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Burke King

Russell Burke King, 97, of Christian County, died at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Tradewater Health & Rehab in Dawson Springs, KY of natural causes. 

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with Rev. Larry Dale Combs officiating.  Burial will follow in Flat Lick Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

A native of Bumpus Mills, TN he was born November 24, 1914 the son of the late Henry Anderson King and Nora Bagwell King.  He was a farmer and a member of Concord Baptist Church.  He was a WWII United States Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife:  Earlene Robertson King; his son:  Russell D. King (Dianne) of Todd County; his daughter:  Betsy J. Dobbins of Hopkinsville; grandchildren: Tina Dobbins, Tandy Kauffman, Tracy Wood, Kathy Dobbins, Renee Gydesen, and Amanda Walbourn; and eight great grandchildren.

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Ronnie Shemwell

Ronnie Shemwell, 60, of the Kelly Community, died at 6:00 p.m., Monday, July 2, 2012, at his residence of natural causes. 

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville. 

A native of Christian County, he was born October 3, 1951, the son of Mavis Boren Brown of Dixon, Missouri and the late Duncan Eve Shemwell.  He was a retired truck driver.  He was a United States Army Veteran having served in Vietnam. 

Survivors in addition to his mother include his son: Shelby Shemwell of Kelly; his daughter: Shelly Morris of Hopkinsville; his brother: Larry Shemwell of Hopkinsville; his sisters: Linda Shemwell Dorn of Aberdeen, South Dakota and Wilma Clary of Great Lakes, North Carolina; his grandchildren:  Kolby Morris, Taylor Shemwell, Tyler Shemwell, Kassidy Morris, and Kameron Morris.  

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