Mary Caulk, 71, of Fuller Harding Road, Campbellsville, died Tuesday,
November 24, 1998, at her home after an extended illness.
Daughter of the late Emmitt Brook Scott and Mattie Jane Warren Scott,
she was born in Kewanee, Ill., on Dec. 11, 1926, and was a member of the
Poplar Grove United Methodist Church.
Caulk retired in 1989 from Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville.
She was married to Coy Caulk on June 22, 1944, who preceded her in
death on May 4, 1988.
She is survived by two sons and three daughters, Bobby Lee Caulk, Glen
Caulk, Aileen Clark and Brenda Lloyd, all of Campbellsville, and Patsy
Pickett of Columbia; two granddaughters and three grandsons, Mitchell Clark,
Dana Spencer and Robbie Caulk, all of Campbellsville, Tracy Caulk of Louisville,
and Nicholas Pickett of Columbia; two step-granddaughters, Becky Wood of
Campbellsville, and Cheryl Scott of Louisville; four great-grandsons, Ethen
Spencer, Robby Lee Caulk, Jacob Caulk and Jared Clark, all of Campbellsville;
two step-great-grandsons, Adam Wood and Corey Wood of Campbellsville; six
sisters, Etha Skaggs of Hodgenville, Dorothy Sutter of Bloomington, Ill.,
Mattie Long of Buffalo, Essie Allen of Jeffersontown, Ky., and Juanita
Pike and Betty Skaggs of Louisville; and a special friend, Edna Read of
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Scott and Emmitt
Brook Scott Jr.
Dellar Ann Gowdy, 90, of Cherry Street, Campbellsville, died Tuesday,
Jan. 26, 1999 at Greenhill Manor Nursing Home, after an illness.
Daughter of the late Erie Hardin and Minnie Tate Hardin of Taylor County,
she was a member of First Baptist Church.
She was married to James B. Gowdy, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include three sisters and two brothers, Cleo Thornton and
Sallie Ann Smith, both of Campbellsville, Julia M. Barbour and James Erie
Hardin, both of Indiana, and Paul Davis Hardin of Ohio.
She was also preceded in death by three step-children.
Ammon Clyde Oliphant, infant son of Steven and Melody Deveraux Oliphant,
both of Gradyville, Ky., died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999 at Kosair Children's
Hospital in Louisville.
He was born on Jan. 25, 1999.
Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers and two sisters,
Joshua Paul Howe, Jared Robert Howe, Amber Ann Howe and Emily Chere Oliphant,
all of Gradyville; four grandparents, William Jack Deveraux of Riverton,
Wyo., Ida LorAnn Haws Deveraux of Provo, Utah, David Evans of Orem, Utah,
and Chere Evans of Orem, Utah; one step-grandmother, Charlene Deveraux
of Riverton, Wyo.; and one great-grandmother, Amanda Hansen of Orem, Utah.
Edna Frances Shepherd Reese, 79, of 410 Pitman Ave., Campbellsville,
died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999 at Medco Center in Campbellsville.
She was the daughter of the late Sidney and Sarah Wingler Shepherd
of Adair County, Ky.
Survivors include one daughter, June Taylor of Campbellsville; two
grandchildren, Bradley and Robin Taylor, both of Campbellsville; and one
special niece, Dulsie Sinclair of Carmel, Ind.
Anna Elizabeth Ray, 51, of Greensburg, died Sunday, April 11, 1999 at
Taylor County Hospital in Campbellsville.
Daughter of the late William Thomas Blake and Mary Catherine Pate Blake,
she was born on Nov. 2, 1947 in Breckenridge County, Ky., and was a member
of Bethlehem Baptist Church.
She was married to William H. Wheeler on Dec. 5, 1966, who preceded
her in death on Aug. 6, 1980. She was later married James Ray of Greensburg,
on June 2, 1990, who survives.
Other survivors include four children, Libby Ann Messer of North Vernon,
Ind., Billie Jo Colvin of Campbellsville, Melinda Gail Reynolds of Greensburg,
and Joseph Ray Reynolds of Greensburg; three step-children, Mary Ann Ray,
Patsy Cox and Jerry Ray, all of Greensburg; five sisters, and eight brothers,
Mary E. Houchin of Beaver Dam, Lydia Osborne and Doris Jean Riley, both
of Owensboro, Wanda S. Froelich of Lewisport, Dora Ann Riley, Robert W.
Blake and James E. Blake, all of Cloverport, Joe Thomas Blake of Charleston,
Ill., Charles W. Blake and George C. Blake, both of Cannelton, Ind., Ronald
L. Blake of Ashmore, Ill., and David W. Blake and John F. Blake, both of
Tell City, Ind.; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and three
Pauline M. Reliford, 72, of Columbia, died Saturday, April 10, 1999
at University Hospital in Louisville.
She was the daughter of the late Lucian and Nannie Downey Moss, and
the step-daughter of the late Dorothy Burris Dudley Moss of Adair County,
Ky., and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Reliford was a homemaker and drove the bookmobile for the Adair County
Public Library for 10 years.
She was married to Simpson Reliford of Columbia, who survives.
Other survivors include, one son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Rhonda
Reliford of Russell Springs, one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Porter
Hamlett of Columbia; one step-sister, Rachel Grant of Greensburg; three
grandchildren, Kimberly Ann Hamlett, Amanda Jo Reliford, and Christopher
Lee Reliford; two step-grandchildren, Jamie Cowan and Jennifer Cowan; and
one step great-grandchild. She was also preceded in death by one step-grandchild,
Jesse Howard Louden, 91, of Campbellsburg, Ky., died Saturday, April
10, 1999 at University Hospital in Louisville.
Son of the late Fal Louden and Lillian McCutchen Louden, he was born
in Henry County, Ky., on July 30, 1907, and was a member of Campbellsburg
He was married to Sarah O'Neal Louden, who preceded him in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Bennie Irene Minor of Campbellsville,
Scottie Frances McCarty of Campbellsburg; three brothers, Gilbert Louden
of Campbellsburg, Forrest C. Louden of Bedford, Ky., and James Louden of
Memphis, Ind.; two sisters, Gertrude Phillips and Leota King of Beach Grove,
Ind.; seven grandchildren, Benita Gay McCarty, Kristie Elizabeth Wiseheart
and Sarah Ellen Raikes, all of Campbellsburg, Renita McCarty of Eminence,
John Howard Minor of Morganfield, Glenda Jane Ritchie of Lexington, and
David Ray Minor of Hardinsburg; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Louden and George
Leon Topf, 80, of Chicago, Ill., died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, in Evanston,
Ill., due to an illness.
Son of the late Moses Topf and Regina Stockhammer Topf, he was born
in Lemberg, Poland, on Oct. 5, 1918, and was an accomplished interior decorator
and life member of the union.
After being born in Poland in 1918, and going through World War II,
in March, 1953, he immigrated to the United States and in addition to his
job as an interior decorator, he interpreted for the Cook County Hospital
in Chicago, primarily for Russian and Polish immigrants.
He united in marriage to Genia Starek on Nov. 14, 1946, who survives.
Other survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, William and
Marjorie Topf of Campbellsville, and Max and Paula Topf of Chicago; seven
grandchildren, Joel Topf of Louisville, Jonathan Topf, Laura Topf, and
Heather Topf of Campbellsville, and Mary Beth Topf, Michael Topf and Brian
Topf of Chicago.
He was also preceded in death by four sisters.
Raymond Ambrose Netherland, 85, of Regency Court, Campbellsville, died
Friday, April 9, 1999, in Campbellsville, due to an illness.
Son of the late Fulton Netherland and Cordie Newton Netherland, he
was born in Taylor County, Ky., on Aug. 15, 1913, and was a member of the
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
Netherland was a retired rural mail carrier and farmer.
He was married to Pauline Pike on Oct. 2, 1941, who preceded him in
death on Aug. 16, 1989.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States
Army and was awarded a Purple Heart.
Survivors include four daughters and one son, Wanda Gaines of Horse
Cave, Ky., Dena Creel of Boulder, Colo., Paula Bost of Creedmoore, N.C.,
Ray Netherland of Bowling Green, and Jill Caulk of Campbellsville; 12 grandchildren,
Doug Gaines of Cave City, Gary Gaines of Henderson, Tenn., Jaine Branstetter
of Lynn Haven, Fla., Pat Creel and Joey Creel of Boulder, Colo., Mark Bost
of Fayetteville, N.C., Meg Bost and Damon Bost of Creedmoore, N.C., Shanae
Netherland of Elizabethtown, Ben Netherland, Rayna Netherland and Addie
Caulk, all of Campbellsville; seven great-grandchildren, Emily Gaines and
Ryan Gaines of Cave City, Steven Branstetter and Stuart Branstetter of
Lynn Haven, Fla., Morgan Bost and Jacob Bost of Fayetteville, N.C., and
Shelby Netherland of Campbellsville; one sister, Lena Mae Bowles of Campbellsville;
and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Steve Creel in 1983;
four brothers and two sisters, James Netherland, Robert Netherland, Edwin
Netherland, Jack Netherland, Barbara Ellen Netherland and Kathleen Netherland.
Rollie Marshall Hedgespeth Jr., 58, of Lexington, died Thursday, Sept.
23, 1999 at his home.
A native of Lexington, he was born on Feb. 17, 1941, the son of Lelia
Turner and the late Rollie M. Hedgespeth, and was a member of Beaumont
Presbyterian Church, Bluegrass Sportsman's League, a Kentucky Colonel and
a master carpenter.
Hedgespeth was retired from the Lexington Fire Department, as a lieutenant
after 28 years.
Besides his mother, Hedgespeth is survived by three sons,, Brian heath
Hedgespeth, Bradley Marshall Hedgespeth, of Lexington, and John Michael
Azzarito of Tallahassee, Fla.; , three sisters, Alice Walters of Lexington,
Elsie Milton of Knoxville, Tenn., Martha Underwood of San Diego, Calif.;
four grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Jessica, Zachary and Gabrielle; and a special
friend, Wanda Seltsam of Lexington.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Kimberly Redmon.
James Arnold Wethington, 68, of liberty, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999.
Son of Hurchel Greene Wethington and Rosa Etta Cox Wethington, he was
born on June 26, 1931.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Deane Wethington of Liberty, one
son, Ron Wethington of Liberty; four daughters, Jeannie Benmayor of Campbellsville,
Linda Stymeist and Anne Wethington, both of Brea, Calif.; and Lori Wethington
of Fullerton, Calif.; one brother, Troy Oval Wethington of Louisville;
one sister, Wilma Haline Hoosier of Campbellsville; two grandsons, Joe
Benmayor and Branden Wethington; three granddaughters, Kasey Rega, Ariana
Wethington and Janelle Stymeist; one great-grandson, Andrew Rega; and one
great-granddaughter, Brooke Rega.
He was also preceded in death by one son, James Craig Wethington; three
brothers, Lester Odell Wethington, Glen Oneil Wethington and Max Eugene
Wethington; and one sister, Georgia Estelle Wethington.
Katherine Chaudoin, 89, of Summersville, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999
at her home.
Daughter of the late William Thomas Hall and Louetta Frances Milby
Hall, she was born on March 30, 1910 in Green County, Ky., and was a member
of Hodges United Methodist Church.
She was married to Robert H. Chaudoin on Jan. 6, 1926, who preceded
her in death on March 4, 1978.
Survivors include four grandchildren, Gene Craig Chaudoin and his wife,
heather of Texas, Rhonda Lane Parsells and her husband, Ross, of new Jersey,
Kristy L. Meece of Greensburg, and Tommy Chaudoin of Georgia; and four
great-grandsons, Adam and Ian Parsells of New Jersey, Brian Chaudoin of
Texas, and Dylan Chaudoin of Tennessee.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Woodrow Chaudoin on Aug.
11, 1935, and Harold T. Chaudoin on July 27, 1985.
Betty Jean Henderson Wilcoxson, 70, of Greensburg, died Saturday, Sept.
25, 1999 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
Daughter of the late Earl Henderson and Nancy Young Henderson, she
was born on March 17, 1929 in Taylor County, Ky., and was a member of Summersville
Baptist Church and Women¹s Missionary Union.
Wilcoxson taught school in Green County and in Pekin, Ill., she was
a member of the Retired Teachers Organization and was a member of Daughters
of the American Revolution.
She was married to Julian Wilcoxson on Dec. 27, 1972, who survives.
Other survivors include one daughter and two sons, Lela Ann Krol of
Denver, Colo., Earl Ray Hedgespeth of LaGrange, and Gene Lewis Hedgespeth
of Summersville; one step-son, Ken Wilcoxson of Sydney, Ohio; one brother,
William Earl Hedgespeth of Summersville; and one granddaughter, Hannah
Jo Hedgespeth of LaGrange.
The Rev. Robert Leon Graham, 61, of Churchill Drive, Campbellsville,
died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999 in Campbellsville.
Son of the late William Gilbert Graham and Christine Malone Graham,
he was born on Oct. 12, 1937, in Taylor County, Ky.
Graham was a minister with the United Methodist Church since 1973,
and was currently pastor of St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Campbellsville.
He had served in the United States Army.
He was married to Nellie Mayes on Sept. 28, 1956, who survives.
Other survivors include three daughters, Cheryl Shipp of Campbellsville,
Barbara Hagan of Glasgow, and Anita Bingaman of Goodlettsville, Tenn.;
three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
seven step-great-grandchildren; and one brother and two sisters, Jerry
Graham of Campbellsville, Rachel Curry of Greensburg, and Sue Speer of
Harold Jack Penix, 56, of Hodgenville Road, Campbellsville, died Friday,
Sept. 24, 1999 in Campbellsville due to an illness.
Son of the late Estel Penix and Ethel Boyd Penix, she was born in Clothier,
W.Va. on July 31, 1943, and was a member of True Way Ministry.
Penix was retired form the United States Army after 20 years and was
a veteran on the Vietnam War.
He was married to Linda Crum on Aug. 12, 1991, who survives.
Other survivors include one daughter, Dewanna Sue Strickradt of Newark,
Ohio; one son and daughter-in-law, Jack David and Joy Penis; three step-children,
Lois Horn of Campbellsville, and Rhonda Lynn Maynard and Eddie Dean Mills
of Inez, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; four brothers and three sisters, George
Lee Penix of Davisport, Ky., Delenor Penix of Boones Camp, Ky., Harvey
Ray Penix, Glen Penix, Donna Jean Penix Muncy and Kathy Penix Blevins of
Tomahawk, Ky., and Jenny Penix Mead of Meally, Ky.
Damon Milby, 67, of Greensburg, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999 at Norton
Hospital in Louisville.
Son of the late Oscar Milby and Gracie Skaggs Milby, he was born on
Dec. 28, 1931 in Green County, Ky., and was a member of Allendale Baptist
Church. He was also a member of Beulahland Baptist Camp and Green County
Coon Hunters Club.
He was married to Betty Lou Judd on May 2, 1970, who survives.
other survivors include one daughter and two sons, Joan Berry of Greensburg,
Steve H. Milby of Greensburg, and Len Milby of Greensburg; two sisters
and one brother, Marie Milby of Greensburg, Aline Beams of Green County,
and Brooks Milby of Summersville; and seven grandchildren, Justin Milby,
Jordan Milby, Stephanie Milby, Brandy Berry, Ashley Milby, Heather Milby
and Angel Milby.
Annie Caulk Grimes Gault, 87, of Saloma Road, Campbellsville, died Thursday,
Sept. 23, 1999 at Taylor County Hospital in Campbellsville, after an illness.
She was the daughter of the late Willie Harden Caulk and Nellie Pearl
Caulk of Marion County, and was a member of Salem Baptist Church.
She was married to Robert Grimes, who preceded her in death in November
1972. She later married Ed Gault, who survives.
Besides her husband, she is survived by five sons, Woodrow Grimes,
Billy Grimes, Thomas Grimes and Albert Grimes, all of Campbellsville, and
James Grimes of Louisville; two daughters, Dorothy Morris of Buffalo, and
Mary Grimes Nunn of Indiana; one step-daughter, Marilyn Rucker of Elizabethtown;
12 grandchildren; one step-grandchild; 13 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren;
and two sisters, Lillie Underwood of Hodgenville, and Gladys Ray of Lebanon.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Stanley Caulk in 1973.
Cecil Knifley, 92, of South Columbia Ave., Campbellsville, died Monday,
Sept. 20, 1999 at Taylor County Hospital in Campbellsville, after an illness.
She was the daughter of the late William Ed Bright and Mattie F. Monday
Bright of Adair County, and was a member of Campbellsville Christian Church
and a housewife.
She was married to Gilbert Knifley, who preceded her in death on Feb.
Survivors include four sons and one daughter, Leroy Knifley, Jimmy
Knifley and Bobby Knifley, all of Campbellsville, Lowell Knifley of Charlestown,
and Carol Fay McKinley of Fairfield, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
and one brother and one sister, Ray Bryant of Knifley and Jeanette Sapp
of Campbellsville. She was also preceded in death by one son, Russell Knifley;
and two grandchildren, Laura and Bryan Knifley.
Frances Louise Bridgewater, 77, of Sycamore, Ill., formerly of Taylor
County, Ky., died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Rockford,
Ill., after an illness.
She was the daughter of the late George Essie Jones and Ollie Mae Jones
of Taylor County, a member of North Ave. Baptist Church in Sycamore, Ill.
and a housewife.
She was married to Roy Bridgewater, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include one son, Walter Bridgewater of Illinois; one daughter
and son-in-law, Edna Mae and Willie Bomar of Illinois; six grandchildren,
Van Bomar, Charissa Bomar, Victor Bomar, Bryan Holler, Charmaine Webster
and Joe Flores; five great-grandchildren; and one brother and two sisters,
Leonard Jones, Purney Craig and Ruth Penick.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Joe Bridgewater; two brothers,
George Jones and Johnny Jones; and one sister, Hazel Miller.
Daisy Amelia Martin, 93, of 212 Matthew St., Campbellsville, died Saturday,
Oct. 2, 1999 at Taylor County Hospital in Campbellsville, after an illness.
She was the daughter of the late Alma Jones and Etta Jo Wilkerson Jones
of Casey County, was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and a housewife.
She was married to Cloyd Martin, who preceded her in death in 1991.
Survivors include one son and three daughters, Melvin Douglas martin,
Margaret Jo Neal, Betty Catherine Sprowles and Naomi Chandler Paxton, all
of Campbellsville; eight grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren;
three step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one
sister, Willie Edith Synder of Lebanon.
Bessie Hay, 99, of Palestine Road, Campbellsville, died Tuesday, Oct.
5, 1999 in Campbellsville.
Daughter of the late Robert Mardis and Lucy Miskell Mardis, she was
born on July 13, 1900, and was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church.
She was married to Clifford Hay on Sept. 12, 1920, who preceded her
in death on Dec. 12, 1978.
Survivors include, two daughters and one son-in-law, Winona and Harold
Smith, and Geneva Schutte, all of Campbellsville; six grandchildren, Sue
Ellen Knifley of Campbellsville, John Clifford Smith of Hopkinsville, Judy
Porterfield of New Haven, Fla., Cathy Coover of Wellston, Okla., Betty
Jo Goff of Iowa City, Iowa, and Russell L. Schutte Jr. of Panora, Iowa;
10 great-grristi Knifley Hill, Jonathan Smith, Ashley Schutte, Sidney Schutte,
Nicholas Goff, Jessica Goff, Charity Coover, Jennifer Coover and Kenneth
Coover; and one brother, Walter Mardis of Morristown, Ind.
She was also preceded in death by one great-grandson, Brian Lee Knifley
on Feb. 14, 1994.