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Scotty Ray Rice


Scotty Ray Rice, 28, died Saturday (4/25) at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He is survived by his parents: Sherry Stivers and Dale Rice; and one sister: Trina Dowell. Funeral services will be held Tuesday (04/28) at 1 P.M. CDT at Milner & Orr Funeral Home in Paducah. Visitation will be held Monday (4/27) from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. EDT at Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington. A visitation will be held Tuesday (4/28) 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. CDT at Milner & Orr Funeral Home in Paducah.
 

Beth Roberson Morris


Beth Roberson Morris, 50 of Irvington, died Wednesday (04/22) at her residence. She is survived by her husband, Richard; Daughters Kara Beth Robertson, Samantha Means, & Kimberly Morris;  siblings Margaret Frymire, Paula Fowler, Bruce Roberson, Jimmy Roberson, Raymond Roberson, & Flint Roberson;  4 grandchildren & many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday (04/26) evening at 6 PM EDT at Alexander Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Sunday afternoon after 12:30 PM to 6 PM EDT at the funeral home. Expression of sympathy may be in the form of donations to Hosparus of Central Kentucky.

Ralph Lucas


Ralph Lucas, 79 of McDaniels, died Wednesday (04/22) at his residence. Survivors include his wife: Janet; three children: Mark Lucas and Tandy Whittaker, both of McDaniels and Chris Lucas of Hardinsburg; two sisters: Ina Armes of Harned and Doris Butler of Westview; five brothers: Gilbert Lucas of Seree, K.T. Lucas of Westview; Roger Lucas of Hardinsburg; Tommy and Larry Lucas, both of Leitchfield and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 Sunday (04/26) afternoon at the Trent-Dowell Funeral Home in Hardinsburg with burial in the Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 Saturday (04/25) afternoon and after 10 Sunday morning. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to Hosparus or the Fairvew Cemetery. 

David E. Mattingly


David E. Mattingly, 58 of Fordsville, died Wednesday (04/22) at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Survivors include two children: Mendy Dewitt of Hardinsburg and Seth Mattingly of Fordsville; parents: Lionel and Nannette Mattingly of Fordsville; a brother: Ricky L. Mattingly of Fordsville; five grandchildren and two nephews also survive. Funeral services will be at 11 Saturday (04/25) morning at the Geary Funeral Home in Fordsville with burial in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Pattiville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 Friday (04/25) afternoon after 9 Saturday morning. 

Charles "Kenneth" French


Charles “Kenneth” French, 65, of Irvington died Wednesday April 22, 2015 at his residence. He is survived by his wife Bonnie French of Irvington; three children Charlie (Allison) French of Bowling Green, KY, Timothy (Brandi) French of Webster, KY, & Kim Henning of Hardinsburg, KY; his mother Margaret French of Irvington; a sister Cheryl (Stewart) Dowell of Irvington; three brothers Ronald French of Irvington, Kevin (Donna) French of Irvington, & Richard (Loretta) French of Irvington, and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday April 25, 2015 at 1 PM EDT at Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday April 24, 2015 from 1 to 9 PM EDT and after 8 AM EDT on Saturday at Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington. Expression of sympathy maybe given to the Walnut Grove Building Fund or the Blacktop Fund.

Pat Wheatley


Pat Wheatley age 89 of Hardinsburg, died Tuesday (4/21) at Norton Hospital. He is survived by his wife Ruby Wheatley of Hardinsburg; six children: Sheila Drane and David Wheatley both of Hardinsburg, Keith Wheatley of Owensboro, Steve Wheatley of Elizabethtown, Tommy Wheatley of Clarkson, and Lisa Armes of Whitesville; one brother: Tom Wheatley of Atlanta, Georgia; three sisters: Marty Kannapel and Mary Ann Johnson of Hardinsburg and Ursula Alexander of Louisville; seven grandchildren and three grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M Saturday (4/25) at the St., Romuald Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 until 8 P.M. Friday (4/24) and after 8 A.M. Saturday (4/25) at the Trent-Dowell Funeral Home. 

Otis Layman "Buck" Bennett, Sr.


Otis Layman “Buck” Bennett, Sr., age 85 of San Marcos, TX, formerly of Brandenburg, KY died Saturday (4/18). He is survived by his daughters, Mary Lamkin of Brandenburg, KY, Sharlene Boaz of San Marcos, TX, Tina Griffith of Louisville, KY and Betsy Warman of Brookville, OH; sons, Otis Bennett , Jr. of Brandenburg, KY and Ray Bennett of Eddyville, IL; sisters, Gladys B. Taylor of Brandenburg, KY, Ina "Dell" Crawford of Battletown, KY, and Lora G. Carson of Brandenburg, KY; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon EDT at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Old Ekron Road, Brandenburg, KY 40108 on Saturday (4/25) with burial to follow in the Marve Bennett Cemetery. Visitation will be held 3:00-8:00 P.M. Friday, at the Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral home and Saturday after 10:00 A.M. at the church.
 

Carolyn Allen


Carolyn Allen, 70 of Harned died Sunday (4/19) at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. She is survived by 3 children James Earl and Michael Allen both of Harned and Brenda Allen of Nashville, TN., 3 sisters Joyce Allen and Laverne Carter both of Lodiburg and Betty Williams of Webster, a brother Basil Basham of Garfield and 1 grandchild. Funeral services will be held Friday (4/24) at 12 p.m. at Trent Dowell Funeral Home with burial in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call Trent Dowell Funeral Home Thursday (4/23) from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday (4/24) after 8:30 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to Relay for Life.

John Denton Norris, Jr.


John Denton Norris, JR., 60 of Fordsville died Sunday (4/19) at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife Deanna Norris of Fordsville, 2 children Johnathan Norris of Evansville, IN. and Michelle Norris of Owensboro, 2 brothers Paul Norris of Fordsville and Robert Norris of Owensboro, 3 sisters Cathy Sanders of Fordsville, Ivy Ratliff of Owensboro and Anna Sanders of Philpot and 3 grandchildren also survives. Funeral services will be held Wednesday (4/22) at 1 p.m. at Church of God of Prophecy in Fordsville with burial in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Whitesville. Friends may call the Church of God of Prophecy after 10 a.m. Wednesday (4/22). Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the John Denton Norris, Jr. Memorial Fund in c/o the Geary Funeral Home.

George David Williams


George David Williams, 72, of Guston, KY, died Monday April 20, 2015 at his residence. George was survived by his wife Marie Williams of Guston; two sons David Williams of Leitchfield, & Glenn Williams of Brandenburg; a sister Rose, & half-sister Judy Ann; brothers John & Else Ray, half-brother Frank; six grandchildren, & seven great-grandchildren. Cremation was chosen & a memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.  Arrangements are being handled by Alexander Funeral Home Irvington, KY. 

Troy William Eckert


Troy William Eckert, 52 of McDaniels died Monday (1/19) in Grayson County. He is survived by a daughter Peyton Eckert of Hardinsburg, a step son Adam Priest, his mother Pat Grice/Wil of Fort Wayne, IN., his father Gerald Eckert of Huntington, IN., and 3 brothers Shane Eckert of Fort Wayne, IN., Todd Eckert and Tyler Eckert both of Huntington, IN. A memorial serivce will be held Saturday (4/25) at 12 p.m. at the Hardinsburg United Methodist Church. Friends may call the Hardinsburg Baptist Church Saturday (4/25) after 11 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the Breckinridge County EMS or to the VFW Post 5831.

Anita F. Carman


Antia F. Carman, 91 of Harned died Saturday (4/18) at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. She is survived by a son Gary Carman of Harned, a daughter Bonnie Gayle Fenterss of Harned, 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Fuenral services will be held Thursday (4/23) at 11 a.m. at Trent Dowell Funeral Home with burial in the Kingswood Cemetery. Friends may call Trent Dowell Funeral Home Wednesday (4/22) from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday (4/23) after 8:30 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the Locust Hill United Methodist Church.

Willard Thomas


Willard Thomas, 84 of Custer died Saturday (4/18) at Norton Hospital. He is survived by 3 children Libby Brown, David Thomas and Sarita Dowell all of Custer, 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday (4/22) at 1 p.m. at Trent Dowell Funeral Home with burial in the Custer Cemetery. Friends may call Trent Dowell Funeral Home Tuesday (4/21) from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday (4/22) after 8:30 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the Ronald McDonald House or to Kosair Charities.