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IN MEMORY OF
Dolly Ruth Crowe

Dolly Ruth Crowe, 83, was called home on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at her home in Fordsville.  She was born April 12, 1935, in Breckinridge County to the late Arthur Lee Cooper Sr. and Mamie Blair Cooper.  She enjoyed watching some of her favorite preachers and gospel music singers, as well as classic country music and The Good Doctor.  She enjoyed telling stories of her childhood, working in her flowers, sewing and going on long drives through the country.  Ruth was preceded also in death by her husband of 60 years, Lenard Payton Crowe; her daughter, Tawana Faye Baird; grandson, Jonathan Payton Priest; brothers, Arthur Lee Cooper Jr., William Wesley Cooper; and sisters, Betty Jean Cooper and Sally Jane Cooper.

Survivors include a daughter, Vanessa (Steve) Priest; grandchildren, Talietha McKinley, Brandy Fuqua and Daniel Priest; great grandchildren, Lyndsey, C.J. and Laura McKinley; and great great grandchildren, Payton Gray and Tristan Flinn, all of Fordsville.

Services are 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at Geary Funeral Home, Fordsville with burial in Fordsville Cemetery.  Visitation is 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and after 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

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IN MEMORY OF
Bobby Gene Decker

Bobby Gene Decker, 75, of Fordsville, died Saturday, December 29, 2018, at his home.  He was retired from Dunaway Timber Company and was a member of Cline Ridge Baptist Church in Highland, Indiana.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Crit and Violet Decker; and siblings, Peggy, Donna, Donald, Vickie, Linda, Phyllis and Larry.

Survivors include a daughter, Marcella (Steve) Huggins of Horse Branch; brothers and sisters, Brenda (Bill) Pirtle of Hartford, Judy Faye Huff of Fordsville, Dwayne (Carol) Decker and Gary (Carolyn) Decker, both of Dundee; a sister-in-law, Debbie Decker of Fordsville; and four grandchildren.

Services are 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 31, 2018, at Geary Funeral Home with burial in Olaton Cemetery.  Visitation is from 10:00 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home. 

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IN MEMORY OF
Cecil Phillips "Buzzy" Reynolds

Cecil Phillips "Buzzy" Reynolds, 68, of Fordsville, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, at his home.  He was retired from Insulators Local 37 and was an Army veteran.  He was a member of Fordsville Baptist    Church and Fordsville Masonic Lodge #600.  Buzzy enjoyed car racing, Kentucky basketball and shotgun sports, and he loved his dog, Molly.  He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Reynolds; his mother, Charlotte Reynolds; a son, Phil Reynolds III; and a sister, Shirley Wimp.

Survivors include his wife, Marla O'Bryan Reynolds of Fordsville; a son, Nathan (Erin) Clark of Hawesville; two grandchildren, Connor and Graycie Clark of Hawesville; and brothers, Bobby (Judy) Reynolds and Billy (Sharon) Reynolds, all of Reynolds Station.

Services are 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 28, 2018,  at Fordsville Baptist Church with burial in Fordsville Cemetery with military honors by Ohio County Honor Guard.  Visitation is 2:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at Fordsville Baptist Church and from 8:00 a.m. until service time  Friday.  Masonic services will be 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the church.  

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IN MEMORY OF
Richard F. Rice

Richard F. Rice, 82, of Reynolds Station, died Friday, December 21, 2018, at his home.  He was retired from Field Packing Company and was a member of Deanefield Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Rice of Reynolds Station; children, Richard (Angela) Rice, Jr. of Philpot, Ray Allen (Jessie) Rice of Whitesville and Robin (James) Murphy of Hartford; and six grandchildren.

Services are 1:00 p.m. Sunday, December 23, 2018, at Geary Funeral Home with burial in Deanefield Cemetery.  Visitation is 2:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday and after 9:00 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 

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IN MEMORY OF
Margaret Richards Powell Stivers

Margaret Richards Powell Stivers, 92, passed away peacefully with her husband by her side, at Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, Iowa on December 14, 2018.  Margaret was born August 12, 1926, in Oak Station (Fordsville), KY to Rolla Richards and Flossie Matthews Richards.  She was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church. She was a beautician for many years and retired from J.C. Penney's in Iowa.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, Dallas Matthews Richards, Viola Mae Stephens, Rolla Richards, Jr. (Pete) and Billy Don Richards.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Robert A. Stivers of Clive, Iowa; children, Donna Gorman (Roy) of Lewisport, Diana Smith of Mequon, Wisconsin, Mike Powell (Charlene) of Statesboro, Georgia, Julie Jones (Chris) of Overland Park, Kansas, and Jill Madaus (Kris) of Santa Maria, California; sisters, Alberta Hobbs of Owensboro and Shirley Boswell of Dundee; sister-in-law, Bonnie Richards of Fordsville; nine grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and eight great great grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 20, 2018, at Geary Funeral Home with burial to follow in Beatty Cemetery.  Visitation is from 10:00 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. 

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IN MEMORY OF
Dirk D. Richards

Dirk D. Richards, 64, of Owensboro, formerly of Fordsville, died Thursday, December 13, 2018, at the Heartford House.  Dirk was born in Owensboro to the late Elmer and Eula Dell Richards.  He was a retired correction officer for the State of Kentucky.  Dirk was a member of Lewis Lane Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Richards of Owensboro; his son, Derrekk Richards of Owensboro; his granddaughter, Allie Richards of Owensboro; a brother, Alton Ray Richards of Hardinsburg; and a sister, Jane Canary of Fordsville.

Services are noon Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at Newton Springs Baptist Church, Fordsville with burial in Newton Springs Cemetery.  Visitation is from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Geary Funeral Home and after 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

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IN MEMORY OF
Lula Pearl Beatty

Lula Pearl Beatty, 91, of Fordsville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, peacefully at Fordsville Nursing and Rehab Center.  She was born June 14, 1927 to the late Charles and Francis Payne.  She was of the Catholic faith.  Lula was a loving wife, mother and granny.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. "Runt" Beatty in 1981; a son, John David Beatty in 2014; four brothers, Robin, Boyd, Floyd and Earl Payne; and a sister, Grace Bannon.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories three sons, Charles Ray (Darlene) Beatty, James Darrell Beatty and Dennis William (Patti) Beatty; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren.

Services are 2:00 p.m. Friday at Geary Funeral Home, Fordsville with burial in Roseville Cemetery.  Visitation is from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday and after 9:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.  

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IN MEMORY OF
Zelpha L. Leathem

Zelpha L. Leathem, 96, of Fordsville, died Tuesday, December 11, 2018. at Fordsville Nursing and Rehab Center.  She was born in Fordsville to the late Lonard and Lettie Fuqua.  She was a homemaker and a member of Fordsville Baptist Church.  Zelpha was preceded also in death by her husband, Charles Leathem on November 13, 1983.

Survivors include her son, Bruce (Wanda) Leathem of Fordsville; and several nieces and nephews.

Services are 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 13, 2018, at Geary Funeral Home, Fordsville with burial in Newton Springs Cemetery.  Visitation is from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday and after 9:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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IN MEMORY OF
Dorothy "Dot" Sanders

Dorothy "Dot" Sanders, 78, of Hawesville, died Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Heartford House.  She was a member of Blacklick Baptist Church and the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Anna Hauser; and two sons, Mark Dutschke and Kenneth "Bill" Dutschke.

Survivors include her husband, Walter "Wallie" Sanders of Hawesville; two sons, Kevin Dutschke of German Ridge, Indiana and Ronald (Savine) Miller of Clarksville, Tennessee; two daughters, Rita (Bill) Mosby of Lamar, Indiana and Carol (Danny) Kellems of Tell City, Indiana; a sister, Becky Richards of Fordsville; eleven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services are 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at Blacklick Cemetery in Breckinridge County.

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