Washington County Obituaries




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     Mary Margaret Browning Spalding, age 81, of St. Rose Road, Lebanon, passed away at 3:17 p.m., Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Norton Hospital in Louisville.

     A native of Marion County, she was born on February 4, 1937 to the late Henry and Inez Raley Browning.

     She was a member of the St. Rose Catholic Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed volunteer work at Spring View Hospital, Community Service Center, Ham Days, The Dream Factory and St. Rose Choir.

     Preceding her in death were two sisters, Elnora Bland and Betty Hamilton and four brothers, William Henry, Joe Frank, Eddie and Leon Browning.

     Survivors include: her husband, Robert “Bobby” Spalding; her daughter, Elaine Huellemeier (Greg) of Lebanon; four sons, Gary Spalding (Luanne) of Lebanon, Glenn Spalding (Sheila) of Bardstown, Mark Spalding of Lebanon and Michael Spalding (Shelley) of Versailles; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Susan Smith (Leon) of Springfield; and two brothers, John Denny Browning (Christine) and Donnie Browning (Sitter) of Lebanon.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 28, at the St. Rose Catholic Church with Rev. Edmund Ditton, officiating.

     Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to; The American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

     Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday morning at the Carey & Son Funeral Home.

     A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m., Sunday evening at the Carey & Son Funeral Home.



     Stephen Keith Tallent, age 24, of the Sharpsville Community of Washington County, passed away at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at his home after an illness.

     He was born on February 28, 1994 in Louisville, was a member of the Willisburg Christian Church and a 2013 graduate of Washington County High School.

     Survivors include: his wife, Ina Nicole Sparks Tallant; his parents, Bryan Keith and Lisa Barlow Tallant of Willisburg; three brothers, Ashtan, Hunter and Jacob Tallant; his maternal grandparents, William and Kathy Barlow of Willisburg; his paternal grandparents, Jim and Wanda Wood of Mt. Vernon and his maternal great-grandmother, Helen Gaunce of Willisburg.

     Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, May 25, at the Willisburg Christian Church with Bro. Will Cooper, officiating.

     Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

     Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Ashtan, Hunter and Jacob Tallant, Ethan Barlow and Devin Johnson.

     Casket bearers will be Brian Burkhart, Brian Gifford, Stephen Daugherty, Andrew Johnson, Austin Purvis and Scott Barlow.

     Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the Willisburg Christian Church.

     Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



     Darrol Lynn Cheser, age 70, of Springfield, passed away at 12:43 a.m., Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the University of Louisville Hospital.

     A native of Washington County, he was born on December 2, 1947 to Randal B. and Mildred Rowe Cheser.

     He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church and a retired employee of the Philip Morris Company.

     Preceding him in death was a son, Jeffrey Lynn Cheser on October 2, 2002; his father, Randal B. Cheser on October 19, 2006 and a brother, Terry Michael Cheser on September 6, 2014.

     Survivors include: a son, Terry Cheser (Stacy) of Louisville; a daughter, Tonya Cheser of Springfield; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; his mother, Mildred Cheser; a sister, Margaret Jane Cassetty (Pat); two brothers, Gerald Cheser (Lorraine) and Bobby Cheser (Donna) all of Springfield.

     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, May 25, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Tobe Yankey, pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church, officiating.

     Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery.

     Serving as pallbearers will be Matthew Cheser, Jeffrey Tyler Cheser, Brandon Cheser, Denny Cheser, Justin Mitchell and Mike Grigsby.

     Visitation will be from 4 until 8 Thursday at the Carey & Son Funeral Home.



Plumie Brothers Hoskins, 93, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018, at Bluegrass Community Hospital in Versailles. She was born April 16, 1925, in Washington County.

Her daughter Sandra Bowen of Harrodsburg survives her.

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 21, at 11 a.m. at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home.  Bro. Bart Price and Bro. Grant Mathes officiated the service.  Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery. 

Serving as pallbearers will be Nathan Hoskins, Ray Hoskins, Troy Chesser, Lee Hahn, Travis Bowen, and Bill Baker.

Memorials are suggested to Camp Calvary, 475 Camp Calvary Lane, Mackville, KY 40040 or Fairview Cemetery Fund, 1730 Fairview Road, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg.  Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.ritchieandpeach.com.

((SS Wed May 23, 2018)