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Obituaries

  • Patsy Ann Blair, 63

    Patsy Ann Blair, 63, of Elizabethtown passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    She was the owner of the former Dixie House Restaurant in Clarkson.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, William Wesley and Alma Alice Burton; two sons, Jerry Burton and Johnny Willyard; a sister, Darlene Martin; and two brothers, Tommy and Charles Burton.

  • Marion Wilbur Peerce, 81

    Marion Wilbur Peerce, 81, of Peonia passed away Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at Hardin Memorial Hospital as a consequence of injuries sustained in an auto crash.

    He was born March 9, 1928, in Clarkson, the son of James and Margaret Grant Peerce. He was a lif long member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Peonia, a retired member of Kentucky/Indiana Carpenters Union as well as a farmer and carpenter.

  • Glen Nash Jr., 78

    Glen Nash Jr., 78, of Hardinsburg died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at Breckinridge Health, Inc.

    He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Nash; a daughter, Janet Haynes of Bowling Green; three stepchildren, Carolyn Cain and Robert Burnett, both of Leitchfield, and Brenda Duggins of Hardinsburg; 21 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ella Mae Haynes of Mt. Washington, and Mary Virginia Hinton of Lewisport.

    Services were Thursday, Aug. 6, at Trent-Dowell Funeral Home in Hardinsburg with burial in Ivy Hill Cemetery.

  • Grace Pierce, 101

    Grace Pierce, 101, of Salem, Ind., died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at Floyd Memorial Hospital.

    A housewife, she was born Jan. 23, 1908.

    Survivors include three sons, Millard Pierce of Louisville, John Pierce of Cox’s Creek and William Pierce of Macon, Ga.; two daughters, Anna Rupert of Salem, Ind., and Brenda Slone of Louisville; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

  • Claude W. Basham, 65

    Claude W. Basham, 65, of Clarkson died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at his home.

    He worked 45 years as building and remodeling contractor.

    Survivors include his wife, Elaine Basham; one son, William Basham; two stepsons, Greg and Michael Fields; a stepdaughter, Laurie Gilley; six grandchildren, Taylor, Alyssa, Josh, Justin, Anna Gail and Gunner; one great-grandchild and a second expected; seven brothers and six sisters.

  • Shirley Lore Beauchamp, 60

    Shirley Lore Beauchamp, 60, of Elizabethtown died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at her residence.

    She was a native of Butzbach, Germany.

    She was preceded in death by her father, Robert L. Jones.

    She is survived by her husband, Richard S. Beauchamp; her mother, Lore Jones of Elizabethtown; two stepsons, John Beauchamp of Louisville and Jerry Beauchamp of Falls of Rough; two stepdaughters, Robin Lynn Anderson of Florida and Kittie Compton of Falls of Rough; one sister, Christine Wiggins of Elizabethtown; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

  • Frances B. Carman, 88

    Frances B. Carman, 88, of Leitchfield died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009, in Leitchfield.

    She was born Nov. 25, 1920, and was a homemaker, farmer and a member of Mount Hebron Gospel Mission Church.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Ova Lee Carman; and her parents, Lawrence and Bertha Dee Lucas Barnes.

  • Rebecca Kirkland, 70

    Rebecca Kirkland, 70, of Leitchfield, and formerly from Paducah, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

    She was a member of Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church and of the Order of the Eastern Star.

    She ran City Castle Restaurant in Paducah for many years. Affectionately known as Cookie, she worked for two barge companies.

  • Linda Katherine Haydon, 57

    Linda Katherine Haydon, 57, of Leitchfield passed away Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at her residence.

    She was born Nov. 24, 1951, in Grayson County, the daughter of Charles L. Mattingly and Minnie Opal King-Neff.

  • The Rev. Owen Riggs, 91

    The Rev. Owen Riggs, 91, of Upton passed away Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at his residence. He was a member of Hiawata Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville. He was retired from General Electric, where he worked for 27 years. His ministry started in 1945 and he was the pastor of Dorsey Chapel for 35 years. He was pastor of many churches and performed many marriages, baptisms and funerals.