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Obituaries

  • Lelia Roberts “Junior” Hardy, 65,

    Lelia Roberts “Junior” Hardy, 65, Bardstown, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Nelson County, a homemaker and self-taught writer and jewelry designer and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin Hardy Sr. and Lelia Plummer Hardy; and her sister, Anne Hardy.

    Survivors include a brother, Marvin “Bud” Hardy II, Hudson, Ohio; and a niece, Carolee Locke Allen, Louisville.

  • William Keith Downs, 68

    William Keith Downs, 68, Bardstown, died Tuesday Dec. 1, 2009, peacefully at his home with family at his side. He was born in Holy Cross, July 18, 1941, to John Richard and Catherine “Saloma” Cissell Downs. He is a retired press operator for Crumax Magnetics in Elizabethtown, and a member of the St. Thomas Men’s Club, St. Thomas Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and American Legion Post No. 121. He was also an Army veteran of the United States Army Reserve.

  • Robert Lee “Bob” Wilkerson, 81

    Robert Lee “Bob” Wilkerson, 81, Mackville, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at his home.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Rose Hilton Wilkerson.

    Survivors include three sons, Billy Travelstead, Willisburg; Robert J. Wilkerson, Bardstown, and Philip Wilkerson, Willow Springs, N. C.

    Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 28 at Carey & Son Funeral Home, with Rev. Matt Flanagan, associate pastor of the Parkway Baptist Church, in Bardstown.

  • Gregory Lynn Willett, 60

    Gregory Lynn Willett, 60, Bush, La., died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, in Bush, La., due to a motorcycle accident. He was born Aug. 2, 1949, in Springfield, a truck driver for Champion Contractors, a graduate of Washington County High School, a U.S. Navy veteran of 17 years, a U.S. Army Veteran for four years, a member of Christian Bikers Association, and A.B.A.T.E. of Louisiana (American Bikers Active Towards Education).

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Julie Willett; and his parents, Sarah and Maurice Willett.

  • Thelma M. Claypool, 83

    Thelma M. Claypool, 83, Louisville, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009.She was born and raised in Louisville where she graduated from Shawnee High School and Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Nursing School. Following graduation she served as a Lieutenant in the Air Force and continued her nursing career throughout her life.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Harry” Claypool; a son, Lt. Chris Claypool; and a daughter, Mary Claypool.

  • JoAnn Yvonne Fisher Nash, 64

    JoAnn Yvonne Fisher Nash, 64, formerly of Cox’s Creek, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at Columbus Health and Rehabilitation Center, Columbus, Ind.

    She is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Virginia Spriggs Meyers.

    Survivors include two sons, William Robert Fisher, Indiana, Danny Fisher, Louisville; and a daughter, Sherry Davis, Columbus, Ind.

    The funeral was noon Tuesday at Cox’s Creek Baptist Church with Brother Jim Bratcher officiating.

    Greenwell-Houghlin Northside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

     

     

  • Anita S. Stuart Riley, 84

    Anita S. Stuart Riley, 84, Raymond, Wis., died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at Personally Yours Senior Living, with her daughter and caregiver at her side in Raymond. She was born in Sturtevant, Wis., Sept. 17, 1925, to George and Mildred (nee Knudsen) Stuart and was united in marriage to John Riley May 6, 1944, in Sturtevant. She volunteered at Lincoln Lutheran Home, sang in the church choir, was a member of Cross and Crown at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Racine. Her career paths always crossed working with the public.

  • David Arnold, 33

    David Arnold, 33, Bardstown, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at his residence. He was born Nov. 3, 1976, in Louisville, a foreman for the Bullitt County Kentucky Highway Department, a 1995 graduate of Nelson County High School, a native of Bloomfield and a member of Parkway Baptist Church.

    He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Isaac M. Arnold; and maternal grandparents, Louise E. and Marshall M. DeBerry.

  • Gregory Cranmer, 30,

    Gregory Cranmer, 30, Elizabethtown, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at his residence. He was a native of Hardin County, a former construction worker by trade, an Army reserve veteran of the Iraq War and was a Baptist by faith.

    Survivors include his mother, Glenda F. Webster, Lebanon Junction; a brother, Gary Mullins, Hopkinsville; a sister, Jamey Webster, Cecilia; and his grandparents, Marshall and Rosie Cranmer, Boston.

  • Gregory Cranmer, 30,

    Gregory Cranmer, 30, Elizabethtown, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at his residence. He was a native of Hardin County, a former construction worker by trade, an Army reserve veteran of the Iraq War and was a Baptist by faith.

    Survivors include his mother, Glenda F. Webster, Lebanon Junction; a brother, Gary Mullins, Hopkinsville; a sister, Jamey Webster, Cecilia; and his grandparents, Marshall and Rosie Cranmer, Boston.