Miscellaneous Hardin County, KY Obituaries - 2000

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Joseph B. Boothe
Joseph B. Boothe, 83, of Louisville, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.
A native of Elizabethtown, he was a retired insurance salesman for Kentucky Central Life Insurance Company. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Louisville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Isabelle Boothe.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Meredith Boothe; two daughters, Kim Thieneman and Debby Sexton, both of Louisville; five sisters, Katherine Black and Laura Bell Cooper, both of Elizabethtown, Helen Burnett of Minnesota, Alene Carter of Bardstown and Jerry Hall of Maryland; a brother, Charles Boothe of Louisville; two sons-in-law who cared for him, Kevin Thieneman and Rusty Sexton; and three grandchildren.
There will be a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1960 Bardstown Road, Louisville, with burial following in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Visitation is 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ratterman Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road, Louisville.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to his church memorial fund.

Mary Ann Hamilton
Mary Ann Hamilton, 65, of Louisville, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Norton's Pavilion Hospice in Louisville.
She was a member of Leitchfield Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Catherine Just, and her husband, William H. Hamilton.
Survivors include three sons, William Housin Hamilton Jr., Anthony Wayne Hamilton and Timothy Allen Hamilton, all of Louisville; a brother, Lambert Just of Louisville; a sister, Helen Pierce of Louisville; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral is noon Central time Wednesday at Watkins Ellis Mayes Funeral Home in Leitchfield with Brother Mickey Haycraft officiating.
Visitation begins 11 a.m. Central time today at the funeral home.

Cora Beatrice Mink 
Cora Beatrice Mink, 82, of Elizabethtown, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at North Hardin Rehabilitation Nursing Home.
The Upton native was a housewife and a member of Central Avenue Baptist Church. She was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of Elizabethtown Chapter 174 Order of Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rod and Callie Wheeler Brackett; a brother, Guy Wayne Brackett; and her first husband, George Martin Ragland.
Survivors include her husband, George William Mink Sr.; a daughter, Dorothy ''Doll'' Mink of Elizabethtown; two sons, Perry Donald Ragland and George ''Junior'' Mink, both of Elizabethtown; a brother, Paul Brackett of Upton; a sister, Pauline Gonterman of Upton; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Monday at Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Bob Hamilton and the Rev. Don Cottrell officiating. Burial was in the Leesville Cemetery south of Upton.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to your favorite charity.

Robert M. Sprowls
Robert M. Sprowls, 82, of Hodgenville, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.
He was a deacon at Buffalo Baptist Church, former owner of Hodgenville Building Supply since 1948 and an Air Force veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Williams Sprowls; three daughters, Cheryl Kelly of Greensburg, Kathy Ovesen and Sally Lewis, both of Hodgenville; two sisters, Thelma Crady of Pahokee, Fla., and Geneva Lovelace of Louisville; a foster sister, Alice Kirksey of Los Angeles; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Buffalo Baptist Church with the Rev. James Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Buffalo Cemetery.
Visitation begins 4 p.m. today at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate Kentucky Region, 333 Guthrie St., Suite 207, Louisville, KY 40202, or Buffalo Baptist Church Building Fund, 2530 Greensburg Road, Buffalo, KY 42716.

Dova Mae Vanmeter
Dova Mae Vanmeter, 50, of Upton, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000.
She was a member of Center Point Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thelma Priddy and William Vincent.
Survivors include her husband, Duel Vanmeter; a son, Michael Vanmeter of Upton; a sister, Mary Williams of Clarkson; and a brother, Kenny Vincent of Irvington.
The funeral is 1 p.m. Central time Wednesday at Center Point Baptist Church with Brother Ab Stanton officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Visitation begins 10 a.m. Central time today at Rogers Funeral Home in Clarkson.

Laureen Brown Benner
Laureen Brown Benner, 92, of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, August 13, 2000, at her residence.
She was a native of Hardin County and a member of the Episcopal Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. John G. Benner; and her parents, Claud and Josephine Alvey Brown.
Survivors include two sons, Robert M. Layman of Elizabethtown and C.M. Wolfgang Benner of Dallas; a special friend, Neva Crutcher of Elizabethtown; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be Tuesday at Elizabethtown City Cemetery with the Rev. Reese M. Hutcheson officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Episocapal Church, or to Hospice of Central Kentucky, P.O. Box 2149, Elizabethtown, KY, 42720.

Charles A. Goodman
Charles A. Goodman, 73, of Upton died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at his home.
He was a native of Hardin County, an Army veteran of World War II, a farmer and a member of New Life Church Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilber and Ethel Floyd Goodman.
Survivors include two sons, Philip Gene Goodman of Oakland and Charles Michael Goodman of Scottsville; three daughters, Lynda Crouch of Upton, and Sharon Carroll and Nexsa Corder, both of Sonora; three sisters, Damor Logsdon of Louisville, and Helen Vessels and Iveta Brewer, both of Sonora; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral is today at 3 p.m. at Manakee Funeral Home in Upton with the Rev. Tom Brewer officiating. Burial is in the Sonora Cemetery.
Visitation is from 9 a.m. today until time of the service at the funeral home.

Dexter Pepper
Dexter Ross Pepper, 56, of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.
An Elizabethtown native, he was a graduate of Elizabethtown High School and a 1968 graduate of Western Kentucky University. Retiring after 25 years as an agent with Duff Insurance Agency, Pepper worked with radio station WJCR. 
He served as chairman and coordinator of the Helping Hand Christmas Basket Program from 1985-90, was active with the Sunday Ministry at Helmwood Healthcare Center, was co-owner and vice president of Pepper Mail Service and was serving his 10th year with the Elizabethtown City Council. Pepper also was a charter member of Elizabethtown Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Claspell Pepper of Elizabethtown; his parents, Joe L. and Esther Pepper of Elizabethtown; a brother, David Pepper of Elizabethtown; and a sister, Marilyn Pepper of Elizabethtown.
The funeral is 1 p.m. Wednesday at Severns Valley Baptist Church's main sanctuary in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Mike Lanway officiating. Burial will be in Elizabethtown City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

James B. Walkup
James Baker Walkup, 70, of Dawson Springs, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at New Dawson Springs Nursing Home.
He was a retired farmer.
Walkup was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny B. and Cleo Dennison Walker.
Survivors include three brothers, Elroy Walkup of Elizabethtown, Dave Walkup of Bowling Green and Mitchell Walkup of Lake Geneva, Wis.
The funeral is 1 p.m. Central time today at the Hatcher and Saddler Funeral Home in Glasgow. Burial will be at Hiseville Cemetery.

Ella Mae Booth
Ella Mae Harned Booth, 66, of Boston, Ky., died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at her residence.
A native of Nelson County, she was a housewife and homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Paul Booth; and her parents, John Austin ''Buck'' Harned and Clara Mae Richard Harned.
Survivors include a son, Paul Edward ''Eddie'' Booth of Boston, Ky.; a brother, Kenneth Harned of Bardstown; and two grandchildren.
The funeral is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kappel Funeral Home Boston Chapel with the Rev. John Stickles officiating. Burial will be in Mount Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery in Boston.
Visitation is 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Thomas Albert Coles
Thomas Albert Coles, 82, of Elizabethtown, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at his residence.
A native of Logan County, he was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Louisville and had served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was retired from Ford Motor Company after 30 years of employment.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Patricia Fowler Coles, in 1992; a son, Thomas Earl Coles; a brother, Orville Coles; and a sister, Novella Devasher.
Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Ann Hardesty of Elizabethtown and Carol Gilmore of Louisville; a brother, Robert Lewis Coles of Bowling Green; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
The funeral is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Arnold Moon officiating. Burial will be in Louisville Memorial Gardens.
Visitation begins 9 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hospice of Central Kentucky.

Hubert Gentry
Hubert Gentry, 73, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at the V.A. Medical Center in Lexington.
He was a Korean War veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lydia Gentry.
He is survived by a half sister, Barbara Roth of Saratoga, N.Y.
There will be a graveside funeral at noon Central time Wednesday at the Hudson Cemetery on Highway 401 in Hudson with the Rev. James Love officiating.
Visitation is 8 to 11:30 a.m. Central time Wednesday at Watkins Funeral Home in Leitchfield.

George A. Lockner
George A. Lockner, 84, of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at University Hospital in Louisville.
A native of Jefferson County, he was a retired teacher, having taught at Red Bud High School in Red Bud, Ill., and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Glendale Christian Church and was a past Mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Adam Lockner and Adele Barnes Lockner Boyd.
The funeral will be at a later date. The body was cremated.
Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of arrangements.

Jimmie William Mitchell
Jimmie William Mitchell, 45, of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at his residence.
He was retired from the City of Elizabethtown Parks and Recreation Department due to a disability. He was a member of the Joe Eddie Greenwell Amvets Post 103 in Vine Grove where he served as vice commander of the Sons of the Amvets. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the New Apostolic Church in Vine Grove.
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry McDonald Mitchell.
Survivors include his wife, Michele Tyler Mitchell; two daughters, Tasha Pickerrell and Candace Mitchell, both of Elizabethtown; his mother, Marie Gerda Mitchell of Vine Grove; two sisters, Sanya Darby and Tanya Sherrard, both of Radcliff; and two brothers, Larry Mitchell of Hodgenville and Donnie Mitchell of Stafford, Va.
The funeral is 7 p.m. Thursday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff with elders of the church officiating. There will be a private burial service at Vine Grove Cemetery.
Visitation begins 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Joan Teresa 'Ann' Epperson
Joan Teresa ''Ann'' Epperson, 70, of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at her residence.
She was a native of Jessamine County and a member of St. James Catholic Church. She was a bookkeeper for 50 years for Wilson Olds-Cadillac, Tinsley Olds-Cadillac and Pate Motors.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter C. and Margaret Featherston McMahan; three sisters, Margaret Shumate, Mary Abrahamson and Phyllis Jackson; and a brother, Walter C. McMahan.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Epperson Sr.; three sons, Steve M. Epperson of Toledo, Ohio, Michael W. Epperson of Lexington and Jerry M. Epperson Jr. of Elizabethtown; two daughters, Susan Gail Snow of Deltona, Fla., and Carolyn A. Rawlings of Elizabethtown; two brothers, Charles McMahan of Lexington and Robert McMahan of Elizabethtown; a sister, Betty Sue Chaudoin of Louisville; and six grandchildren.
The funeral is 10 a.m. Friday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Chris Scalise officiating. Burial will be in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.
Visitation begins 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hospice of Central Kentucky or to the American Cancer Society.

Hubert Gentry
Hubert Gentry, 73, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at the V.A. Medical Center in Lexington.
He was a Korean War veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lydia Gentry.
Survivors include a half sister, Barbara Roth of Saratoga, N.Y.; and three aunts, Agnus Sheldon of Louisville, Thelma Whitworth of Custer and Bula Gray of Elizabethtown.
The funeral is noon Central time today at Watkins Funeral Home in Leitchfield (this is a change of place) with the Rev. James Love officiating. Visitation is 8 to 11:30 a.m. Central time today at the funeral home.

Marine Brown Roark
Marine Brown Roark, 85, of Shawnee, Kan., formerly of Hodgenville, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kan.
She was a homemaker and a member of Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church in Hodgenville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Roark; her parents, Butler and Fannie Wright Brown; two sisters, Mary Lizzie Skaggs and Louise Sutherland; and two brothers, Bill Brown and George Brown.
Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Thompson of Shawnee, Kan.; three sisters, Nora Lee Gowen of Buffalo, Lottie Ehrsam of Louisville and Pauline Workman of Fern Creek; two brothers, Aubern Brown of Buffalo and James Brown of Louisville; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with the Rev. Jody Van Sickle officiating. Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery in Hodgenville.
Visitation begins 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Paul J. Carder
Paul J. Carder, 68, of Radcliff, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.
He was retired from the Army and a veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam. He also worked as a security guard for Philip Morris Tobacco Company in Louisville. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans Post #3 in Elizabethtown.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Carder; and two brothers, Jack Carder and James Carder, both of Johnson City, Tenn.
The funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff with a U.S. Army chaplain officiating.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Lyndle Clopton
Lyndle Clopton, 76, of Mount Sherman, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.
He was a retired farmer and a World War II veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Cora Clopton; and several bothers and sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Iwanna (Sally) Clopton; two sons, Larry Clopton of Mount Sherman and Doug Clopton of Magnolia; two brothers, Creed Clopton of Louisville and Hubert (P.O.) Clopton of Magnolia; a sister, Margie French of Hodgenville; a daughter-in-law; and two grandchildren.
The funeral is 2 p.m. Friday at Billy Howell Funeral Chapel in Hodgenville with the Rev. Shannon McCubbin officiating. Burial will be in Benningfield Chapel Cemetery on Mount Sherman Road.
Visitation is after 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Benningfield Chapel in care of the funeral home.

Otis Harold DeSpain
Otis Harold DeSpain, 64, of Hodgenville, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at the Woodland Terrace Nursing Home in Elizabethtown.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville.

Robert J. 'Bob' Wouters
Robert J. ''Bob'' Wouters, 72, of Elizabethtown, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, in Davenport, Iowa.
He was retired from the Civil Service at Fort Knox and was a World War II Navy veteran. He also was a member of the Full Gospel Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter J. and Margaret Weyghandt Wouters.
The funeral will be held at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary in Davenport, Iowa. Burial will be in Rock Island National Cemetery in Molin, Ill.
Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of local arrangements.


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