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Obituaries

  • Mark Stevenson, 55

    Mark Stevenson, 55, of Leitchfield died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville.

    He was born April 8, 1958, in Leitchfield, the son of Aubrey and Anna Lee Stice Stevenson.

    He was a retired inspector for the State Highway Dept. He was a member of Leitchfield First United Methodist Church.

    Survivors include two daughters, Natalie Brooke Stevenson and her fiancé Perry Hack and Jessica Morgan Parks all of Leitchfield; his parents, Aubrey and Anna Lee Stevenson of Leitchfield; and eight grandchildren.

  • Ernest Elkins, 65

    Ernest Elkins, 65, of Horse Branch died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at his residence.  
    He was born April, 11, 1948, in Charleston, WV, the son of Carlos and Ruby Igo Elkins. He was a concrete finisher.  
    Survivors include his wife Mary Odom Elkins; sons Billy and Ernie (Michelle) Elkins; mother, Ruby Elkins; two brothers, Robert and Danny Elkins; two sisters, Eva Driggers and Becky Elkins; and six grandchildren.

  • Martha Helen Tucker, 78

    Martha Helen Tucker, 78, of Leitchfield died Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in Vine Grove.
    She was born Jan. 3, 1935, in Axtel, the daughter of the late Wesley Denham and Lena Mingus Jarboe.
    She was an upholsterer, who enjoyed crocheting and making baskets.
    Survivors include three sons, Clinton (Shermalene) and Curtis (Tami) Tucker and Milton Keith Whitworth all of Leitchfield; a daughter, Carol A. Whitworth of Vine Grove; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, John Paul Jarboe of Whitesville; and a sister, Rachel Whitworth of Axtel.

  • Royal Vinson (R.V.) Thomas, 86

    Royal Vinson (R.V.) Thomas, 86, of Leitchfield, originally of Vine Grove died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center.

    He was born Aug. 28, 1926, the son of William Joseph "Joe" and Elizabeth Agnes Dunn Thomas. He graduated from Rineyville High School. He began working with Houchens Supermarket in 1947 and retired in 1989. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the North African Campaign. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was University of Kentucky fan.

  • Hayden Mudd, 81
  • Mack Page, 78

    Mack Page, 78, of Clarkson died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center.

    He was born Oct. 9, 1934. He was a mechanic for Chicago Transit Authority.

    Survivors include two sons, Mack J. (Melinda) Page and David M. Page of Leitchfield; a daughter, Elaine (Dan) Curtis of Clarkson; a brother, Hugh (Wilma) Page of Cub Run; and a sister, Mary (John) Ebner of Ft. Meyers, Fla., and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Alene Page; and parents, Hugh and Clara Bryant Page.

  • Emma L. Pitzl, 91

    Emma L. Pitzl, 91, of Horse Branch died Monday, July 22, 2013, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. 

    She was born Dec. 24, 1921, in Yeaman, the daughter of the late Morton and Verbel (Slaughter) Decker. She was a cashier and wife of the late Joseph Pitzl.

    Survivors include two children, Wesley Decker of Horse Branch and Frieda Bonomini of South Dakota; a sister, Ruby Hart of Paducah; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Pitzl.  

  • Gladys Thompson, 85

    Gladys Thompson, 85, of Leitchfield (formerly of Pierce) died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield.

    She was born March 26, 1928, in Pierce, the daughter of John W. and Pearl Houk Jeffries.

    She was a housewife and a member of the Baptist faith, who enjoyed shopping, cooking and gardening.

  • Martina House, 58

    Martina House, 58, of Leitchfield died Monday, July 22, 2013, at her residence.

    Martina House was born Feb. 26, 1955, in Brownsville. She was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Zora Lindsey Johnson.

    She was a truck driver for U.S. Xpress.

  • Joseph Kevin Hale, 62

    Joseph Kevin Hale, 62, of Glasgow died Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Glasgow Health and Rehab.

    He was born July 7, 1951, in Leitchfield. He was the son of the late J. G. and Anna Tully Hale.

    He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and an avid University of Kentucky fan.

    He is survived by his brother, John Hale of Willowick, Ohio.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, J.G. and Anna Tully Hale.

    Graveside service was Tuesday, July 23 at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Big Clifty with the Rev. Steve Hohman officiating.