Miscellaneous Hardin County, KY Obituaries - 1999

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Preshadel Chism

Preshadel Chism, 93, of Louisville, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at her residence. She was a member of Brandenburg United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, J.R. Dink Chapter. Survivors include a daughter, Evelyn Dugan of Louisville; a son, Ray Chism of Ekron; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. The funeral is 1 p.m. today at Hager Funeral Home in Brandenburg with burial in Cap Anderson Cemetery. Visitation is in progress at the funeral home.

Lullie M. Drane Dowell

Lullie M. Drane Dowell, 83, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at Rolling Hills Health Care Center in New Albany, Ind. A former resident of Elizabethtown, she was a retired bookkeeper from Wolfe’s Supermarket in New Albany after 15 years of service. She was a member of the Dollar Club in Greenville, Ind., and Christian Womens Club in Elizabethtown. Survivors include two sons, John W. Dowell of New Albany, Ind., and Jim A. Dowell of Nashville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kraft Chapel in New Albany, Ind., with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park in Louisville. Visitation is noon to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home at 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Ind. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Cornerstone Community Church Mission Fund. 

Theodore R. Kidd

Theodore R. Kidd, 89, of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. A native of Lincoln County, he was a member of Stanford Baptist Church and was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Hisle Kidd; his parents, Birt and Rebecca James Kidd; two sons, Joe Kidd and James Combs; and a daughter, Loretta Blevins. Survivors include five daughters, Mary Magee of Crab Orchard, Rosie Delaney of Hamilton, Ohio, Jane Wease and Lelia Hornback of Elizabethtown and Judy Finn of Canmer; four sons, Ray Combs of Mount Vernon, Ind., Lewis Combs of Berea, Tommy Kidd of Waynesville, Ohio, and Walter Kidd of Elizabethtown; 43 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. The funeral is 1 p.m. Wednesday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Crab Orchard with the Rev. Troy Dobbs officiating. Burial will be in Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation begins 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown was in charge of local arrangements. 

Kenneth M. Wilson

Kenneth M. Wilson, 72, of Tallahassee, Fla., formerly of Cecilia, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, in Tallahassee. He was a member of Franklin Crossroads Baptist Church in Cecilia. Survivors include a brother, Carl J. Wilson of Tallahassee. There will not be a funeral service. Culley’s MeadowWood Funeral Home in Tallahassee, Fla., is in charge of arrangements

Wesley Clarence Ray Jr.
Wesley Clarence Ray Jr., 48, of Radcliff, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He was a retired Sergeant Major from the United States Army. Survivors include his wife, Kyong Ray; a son, Donald Ray of Astoria, N.Y.; a daughter, Tanya Ray of Radcliff; his mother, Wilta Mae Ray of Ardmore, Okla.; three brothers, Aaron Finley of Ardmore, Okla., and Gary Ray and Steve Ray, both of Oklahoma City; and a sister, Harriet Thompson of Ardmore, Okla. The funeral is 1 p.m. Wednesday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff with the Rev. Brian Neugent officiating. Burial will be in North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff. Visitation begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday and after noon Wednesday at the funeral home.

James Stearman Jr.
James Stearman Jr., 35, of Greensburg, formerly of Hodgenville, died Saturday, April 17, 1999. Survivors include his wife, Melinda Bishop Stearman; a son, Joshua Stearman of Greensburg; his mother, Ruby Stearman of Greensburg; his grandmother, Dorothy Buley of Elizabethtown; and a sister, Barbara Cox of Greensburg. The funeral is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville. Burial will be in Mount Sherman Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Joseph Henry Hager

Joseph Henry Hager, 73, of Glendale, died Thursday, April 15, 1999, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He was a native of Meade County, a member of St. James Catholic Church and Hardin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. He was a World War II Army veteran and retired from the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., in 1980. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and was a Purple Heart recipient. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Woodrow Ray, John Hager and James E. Hager, and three sisters, Louise Snider, Frances Evans and Catherine Hager. Survivors include his wife, Ora Taylor Hager; three daughters, Sharon Sauders of Omaha, Neb., Alesia Dorminey of Valdosta, Ga., and Dana Conner of Virginia; two stepsons, Terry Fisher of Centerville, Va., and Gary Fisher of Huntington, W.Va.; two stepdaughters, Donna Fisher of Cincinnati and Martha Fisher of Raleigh, N.C.; five brothers, Charles B. Hager of Salt Lake City, Bernard Hager of Detroit, George A. Hager of Custer, Ralph E. Hager of Elizabethtown, and Thaddeus Hager of Biloxi, Miss.; two sisters, Helen Klinglesmith of Elizabethtown and Hildegard Buckles of Glendale; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral is 2:30 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with Bro. Mike Bell and the Rev. Dick Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Christian Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Glendale Christian Church Building Fund.

Earl Lester Mercer

Earl Lester Mercer, 89, of Louisville, formerly of Elizabethtown, died Friday, April 16, 1999, at Audubon Hospital in Louisville. He was a Breckinridge County native, a retired farmer and a member of the Mount Gilead Church in Breckinridge County. Survivors include a sister, Grace Bolian of Sonora. The funeral is 1 p.m. Tuesday at Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Elbert Peters officiating. Burial will be in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Patricia L. McIntosh

Patricia L. McIntosh, 46, of Mount Sherman, died Friday, April 16, 1999, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. She was a nurse’s aid and a member of Corinth Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara McIntosh. Survivors include her husband, Price McIntosh; a son, Joseph McIntosh of Hodgenville; two daughters, Melissa McIntosh and Jessica McIntosh, both of Mount Sherman; her parents, Hoge and Retta O’Connor of Mount Sherman; three sisters, Charlotte Felt of Michigan, Janet Spicer of Bonnieville, and Virginia Skaggs of Mount Sherman; two brothers, Roy O’Connor of Ohio; and John O’Connor of Michigan; and three grandchildren. The funeral is 1 p.m. Monday at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Haley Nicole Ogden

Haley Nicole Ogden, infant daughter of Robert and Pamela Ogden of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, April 15, 1999, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. Other survivors include two brothers, Sy Zachary Ogden and her twin, Tyler Robert Ogden, both of Elizabethtown; her paternal grandparents, Dale and Loretta Ogden of Radcliff; and her maternal grandparents, Gary and Frances Houk of Vine Grove. There will be no services. Arrangements are being handled by Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove.

Carter K. Sorensen Jr.

Carter K. Sorensen Jr., 78, of Rocky Hill, Conn., died Friday, April 9, 1999. He was a native of Chicago. He was a floorman and a chef at the Rocky Hill State Veterans Home and Hospital. He was a member of the VFW in Rocky Hill Conn., and Stepney Lodge AF&AM of East Hartford. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the 14th Air Force (Army Air Corps) under General Claire Chenault and was one of the original first 15 Flying Tigers as a First Lieutenant. He was a receipent of the Air Medal. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Maryan Courtney. Survivors include his wife, Marion Taylor Sorenson; a son, David K. Sorenson of South Lake Tahoe, Calif; five daughters, Carol L. Arpin of Westbook, Conn., Barbara J. Lewis of Vine Grove, Susan A. O’Hara of Elizabethtown, Deborah R. Brozowsky of Manchester, Conn., and Linda Mannis of Hot Springs, Ariz.; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A Masonic service was held April 11. The funeral was April 12 at the Rose Hill Funeral Home in Rocky Hill, Conn. Burial was in Rose Hill Memorial Park with military honors. Contributions may be sent to Hospice of Central Kentucky, 105 Diecks Drive, Elizabethtown, Ky. 42701.

Elmer J. Vittitoe

Elmer J. Vittitoe, 80, of Bartlett, Tenn., died Thursday, April 15, 1999, at St. Francis Hospital. He was a farmer and member of Younger’s Creek Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Belle Vittitoe. Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Gagne of Bartlett, Tenn., and Lori Albrecht of Cumberland Furnace, Tenn.; a stepson, Jerry Wills of Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Gilbert Vittitoe of Louisville; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral is 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Younger’s Creek Baptist Church. He will be cremated. Arrangements are being handled by Aaron Cremation and Burial in Memphis, Tenn.

Glendola G. Springer Wallace

Glendola G. Springer Wallace, 93, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. She was a native of Union County and a member of Henderson Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Harrison Wallace.
Survivors include a son, William J. Wallace of Elizabethtown; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. The funeral is 11 a.m. Monday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Harmon Popham officiating. Burial will be in Hardin Memorial Park. Visitation is 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Karen Katherine Bryan Cardinalli

Karen Katherine Bryan Cardinalli, 53, of Marina, Calif., died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, in Sacramento, Calif. A Rineyville native, she worked in civil service at Fort Knox and also taught elementary school at St. Brigid in Vine Grove and at St. James in Elizabethtown. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Pauline Bryan of Rineyville; and a brother, George A. Bryan Jr.. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Cardinalli; a daughter, Melissa Thiel of Sacramento, Calif.; seven sisters, Janice Bryan of Syracuse, N.Y., Laurel Padgett of Elizabethtown, Jennifer Chaudoin of Hopkinsville, Monica Hardy of Owensboro, Valerie Bryan of Conroe, Texas, Michele Bryan of Sonora, and Stacy Dailey of Louisville; and one grandchild. The funeral was held Monday in St. Jude Catholic Church in Marina, Calif.

Mildred Fife

Mildred Fife, 76, of Cecilia, died Wednesday, April 4, 1999, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. She was a Hart County native, a member of Glendale Christian Church, and a farmer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Clay Daniels Fife; a son, Ronald Alan Fife; a sister, Martha Burks; and her father, Leslie Smith Sr. Survivors include a daughter, Julia Alan Fife of Houston, Texas; her mother, Maggie Smith of Upton; two brothers, James Henry Smith of Bowling Green and Leslie Smith Jr. of Elizabethtown; five sisters, Geneva Logsdon and Hazel Blair, both of Elizabethtown, Ileen Cruse of Glendale, Lois Cabaniss of Belton, Texas, and Sue Kabalan of Richmond. The funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday at Glendale Christian Church with Bro. Mike Bell officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Christian Cemetery. Visitation begins 5 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

Rex A. Powell

Rex A. Powell, 88, of Hodgenville, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, a retired farmer and retired employee of the Joseph E. Seagram Distillery in Athertonville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Cantrell Powell. Survivors include two daughters, Betty Powell of Hodgenville and Shirley Durham of Magnolia; a son, Sam Powell of Hodgenville; three sisters, Alice Gentry and Minnie Smith, both of Hodgenville, and Dorcas Gentry of New Haven; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. The funeral is 1 p.m. Friday at the Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with the Rev. Grant Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in White City. Visitation begins after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Geneva R. Terry

Geneva R. Terry, 77, of Hodgenville, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. She was a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church, and retired from Avon sales. Survivors include her husband, George Terry; a daughter, Wanda Rosser of Sebring, Fla.; a son, Windell Terry of Richmond; a sister, Delores Walker of Bardstown; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with the Rev. Hobert Reynolds and the Rev. Mike Walker officiating. Burial will follow in the Pikeview Cemetery in Hart County. Visitation begins after 12 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Harry William Hatfield

Harry William Hatfield, 92, of White Mills, died Monday, April 12, 1999, at Briarwood Nursing Home in Louisville. He was a Hardin County native and member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church. He was a WWII Army veteran and a POW. He was also a retired farmer. Survivors include his caregivers, a niece, Donna Reed, and a nephew, Paul Missi, both of Floyds Knobbs, Ind. The funeral is 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church with the Rev. Dick Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in St. Ignatius Cemetery in White Mills. Visitation begins 2:30 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. A prayer vigil service will be held 7 p.m. today.

George Albert Shelton

George Albert Shelton, 70, of Linwood, died Monday, April 12, 1999, at the Caverna Memorial Hospital in Horse Cave. He was a member of Believers United Ministries Church in Linwood, owner of Shelton’s Hardware in Linwood, member of the Linwood Fire Department and former director of Pioneer Bank and stockholder of the W.L.O.C. Radio in Munfordville and Horse Cave. Survivors include his wife, Maggie Shipp Shelton; four sons, Steve Shelton, Terry Shelton, Lenny Shelton and Denny Shelton, all of Linwood; his mother, Lela Terry Shelton of Glasgow; a sister, Barbara Druen of Glasgow; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The funeral is 1 p.m. Central Time Thursday at the Believers United Ministries Church in Linwood with the Rev. Elmer Varnadore officiating. Burial will follow in the Linwood Memorial Gardens. Visitation is after 11 a.m. Central Time today at the Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia, and at the church after 10 a.m. Central Time Thursday until time for services.

Command Sgt. Major James ‘Jim’ Merrill Braaten

Command Sgt. Major James ‘Jim’ Merrill Braaten, 70, died Sunday, April 11, 1999, at an Abilene hospital. He was born in Colfax, Wis., and graduated from high school in Clear Lake, Wisc. He was retired from the U.S. Army after 28 1/2 year career. He was a veteran of both the Korean Conflict and Vietnam, having served two years in Vietnam and received a silver star. He was a member of the Radcliff Christian Church-Disciples of Christ and the Masonic Lodge. He attended First Baptist Church in Abilene from Tempe, Ariz. in 1997. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Louise Braaten on Oct. 15, 1997. Survivors include two sons, Dr. Jeffrey M. Braaten of Abilene and Jerry A. Braaten of Houston; and five grandchildren. The funeral is 1 p.m. Wednesday at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith in Abilene with Dr. Phil Christopher officiating. Burial will be in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories with full military honors. Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Young Life, Campership Fund, P.O. Box 3477, Abilene, Texas 79604.

Deborah Ann Huber Conway Carney

Deborah Ann Huber Conway Carney, 43, of Saginaw, Mich., died Thursday, April 8, 1999, in Carrollton. She was a 1972 graduate of North Hardin High School and a former member of the Eastern Star. Survivors include two sons, Vincent Conway of Cool Ridge, W.Va., and John Conway of Vine Grove; a daughter, Trina Conway of Elizabethtown; her father, LeRoy Huber of Ashland; five sisters, Robin Huber Gulley of Bedford, Ind., Yvonne Ito of Edmonds, Wash., Theresa Jewell of South Gate, Ky., Rocklin Heath of Brooks, Ky., and Tina Rider of Louisville; a brother, Lee Huber of Poca, W.Va.; and a special friend, Bill Hogue of Radcliff. The funeral is 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the Adams Stovall Funeral Home in Vine Grove with Chaplain Larry Vance officiating. Burial will be in North Hardin Memorial Gardens. Visitation is after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Julius A. ‘Bud’ Muth

Julius A. "Bud" Muth, 87, of Elizabethtown, died Monday, April 12, 1999, at his residence. He was a Meade County native and member of Longview United Methodist Church. He retired in 1965 from Fort Knox civil service after 30 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise E. Muth. Survivors include a son, George Muth of Elizabethtown; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Phil Martin officiating. Visitation begins 5 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home.

Guy C. Renfro

Guy C. Renfro, 64, of Cloverport, formerly of Vine Grove, died Sunday, April 11, 1999, at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. Survivors include three sisters, Sylvia Lynn of Rineyville, Leora Williams of Elizabethtown and Frances Dolph of North Augusta, S.C.; and a brother, Clifford Renfro of Vine Grove. The funeral is 1 p.m. Wednesday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove with Bro. Mark Denny officiating. Burial will be in North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Vergie Webb

Vergie Webb, 85, of Radcliff, died Sunday, April 11, 1999, at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation in Radcliff. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in LaGrange, Ga. Survivors include a daughter, Janice Skillman of Radcliff; a sister, Ruth Starr of LaGrange, Ga.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted by Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home in LaGrange, Ga., with burial in Shadow Lawn Cemetery in LaGrange, Ga.

Hubert Hughey

Hubert Hughey, 78, of Radcliff, formerly of Ashford, W.Va., died Saturday, April 10, 1999, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He was retired from the United States Army and a was veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was preceded in death by his parents, L.R. and Enola Hughey, and two sisters, Dale Goodwin and Marvine Epling. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Hughey; a sister, Patricia Powell of Charleston, W.Va.; and two brothers, Donald Hughey of Ashford, W.Va. and Reginald Hughey of St. Albans, W.Va. The funeral is 1 p.m. Monday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff with Chaplain Wanda Dobbins officiating. Burial will be in North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff with full military honors. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Carrie P. Masden

Carrie P. Masden, 97, of Peewee Valley, died Saturday, April 10, 1999, at Friendship Manor Nursing Home in Peewee Valley. She was the former Carrie Perkins, a native of Clermont and a former resident of Lebanon Junction. She was a former clerk for the Old Jenkins General Store and Grocery and a housewife. She was a member of the Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville and a former member of the Lebanon Junction First Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Woman’s Missionary Union. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherley T. Masden. Survivors include three daughters, Fay Jeffries of Louisville, Joyce Kunzie of Orange Park, Fla., and Martha Sanderson of Birmingham, Ala.; a son, S.C. "Buddy" Masden of Elizabethtown; a sister, Naomi Beeler of Louisville; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. The funeral is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kappel Funeral Home in Lebanon Junction with the Rev. Joe Williams officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Junction City Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Reba Peterson

Reba Peterson, 77, of Highland Beech, Fla., died Friday April 9, 1999. She was a native of Allen County. She was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Mayo, in 1999. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Simon of Georgia and Linda Campbell of Plano, Texas; four sons, Lloyd Peterson of Cincinnati, Val Peterson of Indianapolis, and Lee Peterson and Greg Peterson, both of St. Louis; three brothers, Harlen Hughes of Hollywood, Fla., Carline Hughes of Hodgenville and Clifford Hughes of Magnolia; a sister, Ruby Wheatley of Ft. Myers, Fla.; and 15 grandchildren. The funeral is 10:30 a.m. Monday in the chapel of the Boca Raton Memorial Gardens in Boca Raton, Fla.

Herman T. ‘Socks’ Puyear

Herman T. "Socks" Puyear, 65, of Shepherdsville, formerly of Louisville, died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at his residence. He was a Marion County native; and retired from Dave Engineering in 1991. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward A. and Lula Shafner Puyear. Survivors include three sons, William Puyear, David Puyear and Tommy Puyear; three daughters, Tammy Reinhold, Joann Drapers and Bethany Puyear; four sisters, Ester Bell, Connie Nalley, Mildred Grimes and Marie Schulak; two half sisters, Lena Coldwell and Dorothy Doty; two brothers, Elbert Puyear and Claude Puyear; 17 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. The funeral is 1 p.m. Monday at the Mount Washington Baptist Church in Marion County with the Rev. Garland Skaggs officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Washington Cemetery in Marion County. Visitation is 1 to 8:30 p.m. today at Schoppenhorst-Neurath and Brooks Funeral Home in Pioneer Villiage and 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday at the church.

Rocky Allan Skaggs

Rocky Allan Skaggs, 38, of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at University Hospital in Louisville. He worked at Roller Bearing Inc. and was a member of the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Alberta Brooks Skaggs; his father and stepmother, Dolph and Pat Skaggs of Tifton, Ga.; his mother and stepfather, Roxye and Donnie Milby of Mt. Sherman; a daughter, Miranda Skaggs Ray of Fort Knox; four brothers, Rev. Timothy Skaggs of Evansville, Ind., Rudolph Skaggs and Patrick Skaggs, both of Tifton, Ga., and Lance Skaggs of Ft. Seal, Okla.; a stepbrother, Michael Sivalia of Tifton, Ga.; two sisters, Saundra Hill of Mt. Sherman and Joy Evans of Elizabethtown; and his grandparents, Peter and Dessie Montelonga of Tifton, Ga. The funeral is 2 p.m. today at Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Timothy Skaggs officiating. Burial will be in Sonora Cemetery in Sonora. Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Kova A. Wooden

Kova A. Wooden, 85, of Clarkson, died Friday, April 9, 1999, at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center. He was a farmer and a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Porter Fildon Wooden and Rachel Elizabeth Riggs. Survivors include his wife, Nelda Woosley Wooden; two sons, Fildon Wooden of Upton and Russell Gene Wooden of Leitchfield; two daughters, Martha Faye Wooden of Michigan and Betty Jean Jeffers of Upton; a stepdaughter, Renae Hart of Big Clifty; a sister, Zelda Sharp of Louisville; 12 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral is 2 p.m. Central Time today at Rogers Funeral Home in Clarkson with the Rev. Owen Riggs officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hart County.


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