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the Meade county messenger, brandenburg, kentucky THURSDAY, April 16, 2015
Custer Back Sr., 84, Rineyville, Ky., died April 6,
2015 at his home, surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Dean; two daughters, Susan ( Bob) Blankenship, Wilmore, Ky. and
Janice Back, Rineyville; one son, Butch (Debbie) Back,
Rineyville; four grandchildren, Darlene Williams, Bart
(Kristin) Blankenship Trey Back and Chelsea (Quentin)
Jones; three great-grandchildren, Taylor and Lucas
Blankenship and Melody Jones.
The funeral service was held April 10 at NelsonEdelen-Bennett Funeral Home, Radcliff, Ky. Rev.
Leon Chambers officiated. Burial was a private ceremony with military honors in the Kentucky Veterans
Cemetery Central, Radcliff, Ky.
In lieu of f lowers family request donations be made
to Wesley Village, 1125 Lexington Road, Wilmore,
Ky. 40390 for the Alzheimers Small Home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.nebf
Barbara Ellis, 67, Ekron Ky., died April 11, 2015
after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was preceded in death by her parents Hubert
and Evelyn Renn.
She leaves behind her loving husband of 41 years,
Ronnie; her sons, Paul Ellis (April), Matthew (Suzy)
and RJ (Penny); grandchildren, Billy, Alexandra, Craig,
Angel, Cheyenne, Josh, Braedon, and one great grandchild, Joel Carey.
Barbara’s wishes were for donations to be made to
the Saint Joseph’s Indian School in South Dakota in
lieu of f lowers.
Maggie Elizabeth Duncan, 84, Radcliff, Ky., died April
07, 2015 at Grayson Manor Nursing Facility in Leitchfield,
She was preceded in death by her husband, James
Franklin Duncan.
She is survived by three sisters-in-laws, Mattie Jones,
Martha Starks and Marjorie White; and a host of nieces
and nephews.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Irvington,
The funeral service was held April 11 at Nelson-EdelenBennett Funeral Home, Radcliff. Burial followed in the
Brooks Memorial Cemetery, Irvington.
Condolences may be expressed at
Frances Louise Perks, 61, Irvington, Ky., died April 9,
2015 at her residence.
She was born Aug. 25, 1953 to the late Wathen and
(Bessie Lucille Ditto) Brown.
She was preceded in death by a son Joseph William
Brown; a sister Rosie Lee Mullins; a brother Wathen “Bub”
She is survived by her husband Austin Oneil Perks;
her children Franklin D. (Nashera) Brown, Austin Oneil
(Sondra) Brown, Betsy L Carter, Jerry E. Brown, Thedora
L. (Semetrius Stubbs) Brown; Jason E. (Michelle) Brown.
A memorial service was held April 14 at the First Baptist
Church, Irvington.
George Horsley, 65, Sample, Ky. died April 11, 2015 at
Breckinridge Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Sample on April 17, 1949, the son of
the late Loe and Allean Board Horsley.
He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters; Margie Horsley, William Horsley, Robert Horsley, Clarence
Horsley, Cora Watters, Isabelle Goodman, Mae Alice
Morgan and Nellie Watters.
He is survived by his longtime companion, Jean Horsley,
Sample; two brothers, Omer (Jean) Horsley, Brandenburg,
Ky.; James (Rosie) Horsley, Cloverport, Ky.; one sister,
Revil Roettger, Hardinsburg, Ky.; and numerous nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services were held April 15 at Trent-Dowell
Funeral Home. Rev. Garry Jones officiated. Burial followed
in the Jolly Cemetery, Sample.
Pamela Jean (Krimm) Roth, 58, Webster, Ky., died April
8, 2015, at home.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Frank and
Delores Krimm. Survivors include; her loving husband of
31 years, Christopher “Chris” Roth; her brothers, Martin
Krimm, Michael Krimm; and her sisters, Kay Cummings,
Marilyn Davis; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces
and nephews.
The funeral was at her church, Our Lady of the Pillar
Catholic Church, with a burial at St. Andrews Cemetery.
Lacretia Jo James, 82, Elizabethtown, Ky.,
died April 05, 2015 at her residence.She was
born in Fort Payne, Ala., was retired from Civil
Service, Fort Knox.
She was preceded in death by her parents,
Wallace and Hazel Lyle Faulkner; one brother,
Wallace W. Faulkner; four sisters, Maxine
Smiddie, Doris Jean McDonald, Virginia Jones
and Marjorie Abbott.
She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Winford
Ray “Jesse” James, Elizabethtown; two children, Barbara Jo Bailey and her husband, Mark W. Lusk, El Paso, TX.; Michael D.
(Laura) Bailey, Radcliff, Ky.; one step-daughter, Theresa Jemison,
Glenwood, Ind.; and one sister, Elizabeth Street, Hokes Bluff,
She enjoyed tending her vegetable garden and beautiful flowers.
She had been a member of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Camping Club and had previously attended church at Stithton Baptist
Church, Radcliff.
A service for Lacretia was April 10 (her birthday) in the pavilion at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, Radcliff. The
family has requested that friends stop by in the coming months
to visit with Ray. Hopefully we can get him back in his garden
soon so we can have fresh vegetables.
Condolences may be expressed at
Calvin Basham, 85, formerly of Irvington died April
12, 2015 at the Hospice House of Southern Kentucky
in Bowling Green, Ky.
He was born April 17, 1929 to the late Allen & Polly
Anne Tucker Basham.
He was preceded in by a sister Shirley Duke.
He is survived by his wife of 65 Years Martha Carman Basham; a daughter Jo Ann (Steve) Thompson;
t wo grandchildren Ryan (Mar y) Thompson, Angela (David) Jordan; four great-grandchildren Ashlea
Ellsbury, Lori Thompson, Makenzie Thompson, and
Zachary Jordan; also three nieces and three nephews.
He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian
Church in Irvington and a Truck Driver for L.H.
Frymire’s Gulf Station, Allen Hicks Midway Petroleum
and Shacklette Oil.
Funeral services were held April 15 at Alexander
Funeral Home in Irvington, Ky. Burial followed in
Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy in the form of donations
may be given to the Hospice House of Southern, KY,
5872 Scottsville Rd. Bowling Green, KY, 42104.
SGM (Ret) Clarence C. “Murph” Lippelt,
86, Louisville, Ky. died April 9, 2015 at his
residence. SGM Lippelt was born Oct. 7,
1928, the son of Albert and Myrtle Briggs
Beverly A. Cox, 83, Corydon, Ind.,
died April 5, 2015, at Floyd Memorial
He was preceded in death by a son, Roger;
Hospital, New Albany, Ind. She was
two brothers, John and Raymond; and four
born July 10, 1931, Louisville, Ky., to
half brothers and sisters, Bertha, Hilda,
Albert and Caroline.
the late Herbert and Mary Huffman
He is survived by his wife, Rose Warren Lippelt; eight
She was preceded in death by her children, Albert Dunnings, Glendale, Karen Ramp, Sharon
parents; her husband, Louis N. Cox; (Joe Warner) Lippelt, both of Brandenburg, Ky., Diana Lipher daughter, Sharon E. Faris; and her brothers, Alan pelt, Craig Lippelt, Debbie (Gary) Spaulding, all of Louisville,
Abby (Bill) Kirchhofer, Mt. Washington, Ky./Tampa, Fla.,
“Buddy” and Ellis “Sonny” Troutman.
She is survived by her daughter, Sarah A. (Steve) and Angie Lippelt (Perry Hughes) Pearl, Shepherdsville, Ky.;
Arnold, Corydon; her brother, Victor Troutman, Jeffer- a brother, Henry “Hank” Lippelt, Liberty, NY; and a sister,
sonville, Ind.; her sister, Mary Carman, St. Matthews, Myrtle Salonich, Columbia, SC; and many grandchildren,
Ky.; her grandchildren, James (Andrea) Bickett, Theresa great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was retired from the United States Army; was formerly
(David) Meek, Alex (Ashley) Hall, Matthew (Josie) Hall
the food and beverage manager of the Officer’s Club; a memand Tamara (Tony) Battles; her great-grandchildren, ber of the VFW # 1181 of Valley Station; a member of the
Macenzie, Haley and Bryson Meek, Molly and Mason American Legion; and a Kentucky Colonel.
Hall, Keturah Payton and Deneisha, Lakiya, Tony and
Funeral Services were held April 14, at the chapel of the
Jasmine Battles and her great-great grandchildren, Hager Funeral Home, Brandenburg. Burial followed at the
Ayden Battles and Treavon Williamson.
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, Radcliff, with full
There will be a memorial service on April 19 at 1 p.m. military honors.
at the Corydon Presbyterian Church.
Condolences may be left at
Richard T. “Tom” Tucker Jr., 78, Brandenburg, Ky., died
April 9, 2015, at Harrison County Hospital, Corydon, Ind.
He was born April 24, 1936, the son of Richard T. and
(Mary Ellen Richardson) Tucker Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Boling Tucker,
Brandenburg, Ky.; four children, Dinah Lynn Armstrong,
Webster, Ky., Lori T. Hockman, Richard T. (Amy) Tucker,
III, both of Brandenburg, Timothy A. (Tasha) Tucker,
Battletown, Ky.; 12 grandchildren, Jennifer, Kimberly,
Caressa, Amanda, Kristi, Makenzie, Savanna, Shelby,
Matlyn, Kendrick, Alexis and Clay; 10 great-grandchildren;
a brother, James R. Tucker, Three Springs, Pa.; and several
cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were April 13 at the chapel of the Hager
Funeral Home. Burial followed in Cap Anderson Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Heart Association.
Condolences may be left at
Minister’s Corner
Hill Grove
Baptist Church
The God who promises
“Now may the God of
peace who brought again
from the dead our Lord
Jesus, the great shepherd
of the sheep, by the blood
of the eternal covenant,
equip you with everything
good that you may do his
will, working in us that
which is pleasing in his
sight, through Jesus Christ,
to whom be glory forever
and ever. Amen” (Hebrews
The last few weeks, we
have been reminded that
God is the God of Peace and
the God Who Cares. Today,
we see He is the God Who
Promises: “by the blood of
the eternal covenant.”
The foundation of our
hope is God being God and
keeping His word:
His word that Jesus
died in our place and paid
our debt (see Isaiah 53:5-6;
Colossians 2:13-14).
His word that He would
forgive the sins of all who
repent and trust in Jesus
Christ as Lord and Savior
(see Mark 1:15; Romans
His Word that He would
give us new hearts (see Ezekiel 36:26; Jeremiah 31:3134; Luke 22:20).
His Word that He would
fill us with His Spirit (see
John 14:16, 15:26; Luke
24:29; Acts 1:4-5).
His Word that He would
“never leave us nor forsake
us” (Hebrews 13:5).
Remember, God’s Word
is not a seasonal word. It’s a
word from God, a promise
from God, that is eternal:
“by the blood of the eternal covenant.” The blood
of Jesus eternally and permanently satisfied God’s
wrath and God’s demand
for justice.
Child of God, God is not
going to pull the rug out
from under you one day. He
will not grow tired of you.
You will not ever exhaust
His grace. I know it’s hard
to believe most days, but
you will run out of sin and
rebellion before His grace
runs out. You will run out
of unbelief and doubt before
His grace towards you runs
out. If you have repented of
rebellion against God and
trusted Jesus died for your
sin, you have an eternal
promise from God!
All of this seems almost
unbelievable. It almost
sounds too good to be true.
It sounds scandalous. And
it is! But it’s true. It’s the
gospel of Jesus Christ.
The saved person cannot
be separated from God’s
love. The saved person will
not fall away. God will keep
His people. The Great Shepherd will keep His sheep.
How do I know? He promised.
The family of
Etheleen Ray
May 9 • 8 a.m.
Begins at
Meade County Banquet Center
281 Oaklawn Rd, Brandenburg, Ky 40108
Would like to thank St Brigid Parish in Vine Grove, Rev. Daniel
Lincoln, the choir for the beautiful music, the parishioners for the
delicious meal they prepared for our large family (we do mean delicious) Angela Clater of MD2U for her kindness and care for Mom,
Dr. Brian Eklund and Dr. Kent Collard and all the Hardin Memorial
staff for caring for Mom. Nelson Edelen Bennett Funeral Home,
Margaret Bennett, Beth Calvert and staff and all others who played
a part in sending Mom off to be with her Lord.
Barbara, Bernard, Bud (William), Linda,
Joy, Patty, Joe Wayne and all the family
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