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Obituaries

  • Margaret Stella Smith, 92

    Margaret Stella Smith, 92, Manton, died at 2:30 p.m. April 8, 2008, at her residence.

    Born April 20, 1915, in Washington County, Smith was a former homemaker and member of Holy Rosary Church in Manton.

    She was preceded in death by: her husband, John Barton Smith Jr.; a daughter, Evelyn Marie Smith; a son, Edward Leo Smith; parents, Anthony Columbus "Cull" and Anna Catherine Graves Reed; three brothers, Robert H., George Edward and Richard Leo Reed; and a granddaughter.

  • William Stevenson Benham, 55

    William Stevenson "Billy" Benham, 55, Campbellsville, died March 30, 2008, after an illness.

    He was preceded in death by: his parents, William Ira and Mary Bell Thompson Benham; two brothers, Roland Eugene and Charles Benham; and a sister, Elizabeth Irazarry.

  • Dennis Regnal Yowell, 90

    Dennis Regnal Yowell, 90, Lebanon, died April 4, 2008, at Cedars of Lebanon Nursing Center.

    Yowell was a retired farmer and logger and a member of the South Fork Presbyterian Church.

    He was preceded in death by: his parents, John Thomas and Myrtle Waymon Yowell; his wife, Maxine Beard Yowell; a daughter, Alvita Miles; three sisters, Gertrude Cochran, Hazel Wilcher and Jean Turpin; and a brother, Avritt Yowell.

  • Cecil Frank Johnston Sr., 59

    Cecil Frank Johnston Sr., 59, Gulfport, Miss., died Friday, March 14, 2008, in Gulfport.

    Johnston was a United States Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War and a residential contractor.

    He was preceded in death by: his parents, Vivian R. Johnston and Mary Abel Johnston.

    Survivors include: a daughter, Jessica Marie Johnston; a son, Cecil Frank Johnston Jr.; two sisters, Debbie Reynolds and Vicki Johnston, both of Lebanon; a brother, Mike Johnston of Kentucky; and a grandson.

  • Edward W.

    Edward W. "Bud" Nugent, 75, Raywick, died Saturday, March 29, at his residence.

    Born Oct. 19, 1932 in Marion County, Nugent was a retired farmer and veteran of the United States Army.

    He was preceded in death by: his wife, Margaret Marie Bagby Nugent; father, William Edward Nugent; mother, Mary Caroline Bickett Nugent; a son, Thomas W. Nugent; a grandson, William Edward "Peanut" Pritchard (died August 5, 2007); a sister, Patricia Ann Nugent; and two brothers, Joseph Kenneth "Kenny" and James William "Jim" Nugent.

  • Sr. Rosa Maria Mattingly, 88

    Sr. Rosa Maria Mattingly, 88, a Dominican of St. Catharine for 67 years, died April 3, 2008, at Sansbury Care Center on the grounds of St. Catharine Motherhouse near Springfield.

    She served as a teacher, principal and librarian.

    Survivors include: one brother, Raphael Mattingly of Florida.

    Funeral services were held April 8 at Sansbury Chapel with burial at the St. Catharine Motherhouse Cemetery.

    Memorial donations can be made to Dominican Sisters, Office for Ministry Support, 2645 Bardstown Road, St. Catharine, Ky. 40061-9435.

  • Melissa Lynn Chesser Sapp, 27

    Melissa Lynn Chesser Sapp, 27, Lebanon, died April 3, 2008, at her residence.

    Born April 28, 1980, in Washington County, Sapp was a social worker at LaRue County Communicare, Inc.

    She was preceded in death by: her paternal grandparents, Herman and Susie Chesser.

    Surivors include: her husband, William "Rick" Sapp of Lebanon; a daughter, Madison Paige Sapp of Lebanon; parents, Allen and Vicky Chesser of Springfield; and maternal grandparents, Clay and Nancy Barger of Burgin.

  • Joseph Cleophas Mattingly Sr., 84

    Joseph Cleophas Mattingly Sr., 84, Louisville, died April 1, 2008, at Bashford East Health Care in Louisville.

    Born Feb. 7, 1924, in Marion County, Mattingly was a former employee of the old Seagrams Distillery in St. Francis and a United States Army Veteran of World War II.

  • Sister Charlesine Bowling, 96

    Sister Charlesine Bowling, 96, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died April 3, 2008, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 77th year of religious life.

    A native of Athertonville, Sister Charlesine was an educator.

    A funeral Mass was held April 7 at Mount Saint Joseph, with burial in the Motherhouse cemetery.

    Memorial donations can be made to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, Ky. 42356.

    Glenn Funeral Home, Owensboro, was in charge of the arrangements.

  • Joseph Earl Lamkin Jr., 79

    Joseph Earl "Snook" Lamkin Jr., 79, Raywick, died at 6:24 a.m. March 24, 2008, at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.

    Born Dec. 12, 1928, in Marion County, Lamkin was a former employee of Exxon in Louisville.

    He was preceded in death by: his father, Joseph Earl Lamkin; mother, Anna Elizabeth Nalley Lamkin; and a son, Joseph Thomas Lamkin.