Obituaries • March 14, 2013

Benjamin Wesley Kilgore III, 81, President Of Pine State Creamery

Benjamin Wesley Kilgore III, 81, of Raleigh, N.C., died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Rex Hospital.

Ben was born in Louisville, Ky., in 1931. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben W. Kilgore Jr.

While in college, Ben spent his summers in Raleigh working at Pine State Creamery. After graduation from the University of Kentucky in 1954, he moved to Raleigh to work for Pine State, where he was named president in 1970. Ben’s many business activities included serving as president of the North Carolina Dairy Products Association in 1978, where he received the Distinguished Service Award in 1984. He was the secretary of the International Ice Cream Association from 1989 to 1991. He also served as president of the Master Dairies Association in the 1980s.

Ben joined the Board Of Directors of the Boys Club of Wake County in 1968 and served as president of the board in 1972 and 1973. Under Ben’s guidance, the organizaion began a day camping program at Camp Charles M. Griffin – a 17 acre day camp donated to the club years earlier. Ben served as campaign chairman during a successful 1977 capital campaign to build the new Boys Club and remained a member of the Board Of Directors until 1982, when he was named to the club’s Advisory Council. Ben was inducted to the Hall of Fame for the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County in 2004.

Ben was awarded the Jaycees’ Distinguished Service Award in 1962. He was president of the Kiwanis Club of Raleigh in 1967 and also named the Kiwanian of the Year in 1968. Ben was the past president of the Rex Hospital Foundation and past campaign chairman for the United Fund of Wake County. He was the original chairman of the Raleigh Transit Authority in 1975 and served on the Raleigh Transit Board from 1975 to 1982.

Ben was a member of the White Memorial Presbyterian Church for over 50 years and served as Deacon and Elder for teh church. He was an active member of the Wolfpack Club for the past 44 years.

Ben is survived by his wife Jean of 59 years; their three children, Ben W. Kilgore IV and wife Rachel, John Moore Kilgore and wife Deanna, and James D. Kilgore II; grandchildren Ben Kilgore V, Rebecca Kilgore, George Kilgore, John L. Kilgore and Katherine Kilgore. He is also survived by his sister Betty Kilgore Gibbs and husband George; niece, Gwinn Marie Moss; and nephew, Jack A. Moss Jr. and wife Susan.

A memorial service was held Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at 11 a.m. at White Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh. Burial was private at the historic Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would be pleased to have donations placed in Ben’s honor to The Boys and Girls Club of Wake County, 701 N. Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh, N.C., 27610.

Arrangements were by Brown-Wynn Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary’s Road, Raleigh, N.C.

Ronald Lee “Ron” Bohannon, 65, Chemical Engineer And Employee Of The Jefferson County Air Pollution Control Board

Ronald Lee “Ron” Bohannon, 65, born Oct. 8, 1947, passed away March 7, 2013, at his home.

He was a graduate of Southern High School and the University of Louisville Speed Scientific School. Ron was employed as a chemical engineer at the American Synthetic Rubber Company and later worked for the Jefferson County Air Pollution Control Board. He was a past member of the Louisville Ski Club. Ron served his country in the United States Army Reserves. He was a naturalist and truly enjoyed hiking and the outdoors.

Ron was preceded in death by his father, Joshua Elliott Bohannon; and a brother, Timothy Elliott Bohannon.

He is survived by his mother, Theresa Bohannon; a sister, Carolyn Jean Ball (James F.); a brother, Kenneth Sandy Bohannon (Judy); nieces, Heather M. Littlefield (Matthew) and Caroline “Carrie” Bohannon; nephews, Scott Bohannon (Josephine) and James Joshua “JJ” Ball (Jennifer); three great nieces; and five great nephews.

A celebration of his life was conducted Monday at noon at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Road, with private burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation was Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Hosparus or the charity of one’s choice.

Dorothy Stutzenberger Church, 91, Beloved Friend, Mother And Grandmother

Dorothy Stutzenberger Church, 91, of Louisville, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013.

She was a Catholic by faith.

She was preceded in death by her daughters, Donna and Bonita; grandsons, Nick and Tony; siblings, Roland, Frank, Margaret and Ida Mae; and her dearest friend, James W. Church.

She is survived by her children, Rosa Lie Kirchner (Donnie), Sharron M. Burden (Morris) and Danny Church; grandchildren, Mike (Darlene), Michele, Bruce, Tracy (John), Glen, Donna (Randy) and Casey; 16 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, 747 Harrison Ave., with burial following at St. Michael Cemetery. Visitation was from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bosse Funeral Home, 1355 Ellison at Barret Ave.

The family would like to thank the staff of River Edge Nursing Home for all the compassionate care they gave Dorothy.

Expressions of Sympathy may go to River Edge Nursing Home, 6301 Bass Road, Prospect, Ky., 40059.

Dorothy Mare Klein “Dot” Bowman, 93, Member Of St. James Catholic Church

Dorothy Mare Klein “Dot” Bowman, 93, of Louisville, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Nazareth Home.

She was a devout Catholic and a member of St. James Catholic Church for over 45 years, where she was a member of the Altar Society.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of over 68 years, William F. Bowman, Sr.; her parents, John Frederick and Bernadine VonBokern Klein; a grandchild, Jill Graves; and 11 siblings.

She is survived by her sons, William F. Bowman Jr. (Lynn) and Randal F. Bowman (Jill); daughters; Carole D. Graves (Lawrence), Barbara J. Stewart, Mary A. Kammerer (John) of Cincinnati, Dotty M. Wettig (Philip) and Elaine M. Terry; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.

Her funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church at the corner of Bardstown Road and Edenside Avenue, with burial following at St. Michael Cemetery. Visitation was from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bosse Funeral Home, 1355 Ellison at Barret avenues.

A special thank you to the caregivers and pastoral staff at The Nazareth Home for the care of her health, human dignity and nurturing of her faithfulness to Jesus Christ.

Brandon Spalding Henderson, 29, Worked In Real Estate, Mortgages And Auto Sales

Brandon Spalding Henderson, 29, our beloved and devoted son, daddy, brother, uncle and dear friend, born Sept. 10, 1983, lost his battle with addiction and took the hand of his Lord to journey home Thursday, March 7, 2013.

Brandon, may you now find your deserved peace and happiness with all our love and blessings.

Brandon attended Ballard High School, where he played soccer and earned an associate degree at Lexington Community College. He worked in real estate, mortgages and auto sales. This past year Brandon enjoyed going to Northeast Christian Church. Above all, he loved being a daddy to Addy. Brandon also cherished a special bond with his Momma. He loved being with family and friends, helping others, being kind, flashy cars, dressing up and comfy clothes.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. (Adelyn) W. W. Spalding, Ken Thomas and Hugh C. Henderson; and his uncles Tim Spalding and Cape Henderson.

Brandon leaves a legacy of memories and love to be cherished by his daughter, Adelyn Grace Henderson; parents, Debbie Henderson-Thomas and Gary Thomas; father, Robin Henderson; brothers, Peyton Henderson (Jessica), Adam Thomas; sister, Taylor Burris (Jordan); nephews, Aidon and Triston Henderson; nieces, Evangeline and Sadie Burris; grandmothers, Dorothy Thomas and Margaret Henderson; the mother of Addy, Jennifer, and his special, caring friend, Jen.

A Celebration of Life Service was held at noon Tuesday at Pearson’s, 149 Breckenridge Lane, with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Healing Place. In lieu of flowers, please hold your loved ones and tell them you love them every day. We know Brandon is at peace remembering all of our hugs, kisses and I love yous we shared. He knows he is and always will be greatly loved and in our hearts and prayers forever. His daughter says it best “I will pway for you. I will miss you. I wuv you, Daddy.”

Mary Evelyn Lee Harned, 93, Homemaker And Member Of Okolona Baptist Church

Mary Evelyn Lee Harned, 93, of Shepherdsville, Ky., passed away March 9, 2013, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 7, 1919, in Belmont, Ky., the daughter of John Henry II and Helen Maud Lee.

She was a homemaker who loved her family and friends, enjoyed watching birds and other wildlife, and liked to go for scenic car rides. She lived in the Okolona area for a large part of her life. She was a member of Okolona Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Quinn E. Harned; her parents; three brothers, James “Dub” Walter Lee, Clifford “Cliff” Ray Lee and William “Bill” Hill Lee; and two sisters-in-law, Betty Lee and Evelyn Lee.

Mrs. Harned is survived by two sons, Ack Lee Harned (Barbara), of Brandenburg, Ky., and Robert Darrell Harned of Lebanon Junction, Ky.; a daughter, Linda Dean Parish (George), of Tayorsville, Ky.; a sister-in-law, Doreen Lee of Shepherdsville, Ky.; five grandchildren, Susan Camille (Kevin) Hobbs, Kimberly Dawn Harned, Robert Quinn (Angie) Parish, Laura Lee (Jeremiah) Hillman and Donnie (Kim) Harned; six great grandchildren, Kevin Tyler Hobbs, Kaylee Allison Hobbs, Braden Acklee Hobbs, Brandon Quinn Parish, Ashton McKella Parish and Lydia Dean Hillman; a great great grandchild, Ruby Anne Parish; and many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hardy-Close Funeral Home with Rev. John E. Carter officiating. Burial followed in Hebron Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Okolona Baptist Church or Hosparus of Louisville.

Victor Carey Adams, 55, Retired From The Louisville Water Co.

Victor Carey Adams, 55, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013.

He was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Shively Heights and retired from the Louisville Water Co.

He is survived by his wife, Gerthel Adams; children, Jordan, LaTonya Richardson (Orinthous), Alisia Jackson (Ralph) and Leon Smith (Shalida); parents, William and Pearlie Adams; siblings, Daniel, Dale Richardson (Pamala), Tyrone (Liz), Frederick (Marilyn), Michael (Rachelle) and Island (Tina) Adams; grandmother, Anna Adams; mother-in-law, Ivy Craycroft; 11 grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and a special great niece, Trinity Bryant, whom he helped raise.

Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at his church, 2627 Crums Lane, with the funeral following at 1 p.m. Burial was in Louisville Memorial Gardens, West. Arrangements were made by A. D. Porter & Sons, 1300 W. Chestnut St.

The family wishes to thank everyone who helped care for him.

Louis “George” Boss Jr., 57, Worked 35 Years For Bunton Lawn & Turf Company

Louis “George” Boss Jr., 57, died Friday, March 8, 2013, at home surrounded by his family.

The son of Margie L. (Schelling) and the late Louis G. Boss Sr., George was born April 25, 1955, in Louisville, Ky. George worked 35 years for Bunton Lawn & Turf Company which later became Greenlee Textron Company. He was a former member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Navilleton and member of Local 110 Sheet Metal Workers Union. George was a handyman and loved to fish. He was very lovable and touched the lives of many. George never complained and fought his battle with cancer until the very end.

The family would like to thank the nurses at the Cancer Care Center in New Albany for their special care and compassion.

Survivors include his wife, Carol (Coffey) Boss; mother, Margie Boss; children, Connie Mae King and Christopher Louis Boss; siblings, Michael W. Boss (Shea), Dennis L. Boss, Teri R. Ballew, Lisa M. Combs (Brian) and Susan L. Riddle; his beloved dog, Snickers; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring St., New Albany, Ind. There was a Rosary Service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. His Funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Navilleton with burial following in the church cemetery.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, NPCF, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, Colo., 80502.

Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfuneralservice.net.

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