Washington County Obituaries




"And now, mourn not, for a good, fulfilling life,

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into the next adventure."




Betty Thompson Cheatham, 80, of Mt. Washington, passed away at 7:44 p.m., Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at the Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

A native of Washington County, she was born on March 13, 1937, to the late Amos and Auda Coulter Thompson.

She was a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church at Tatham Springs and was a homemaker.

Preceding her in death were two sisters, Evelyn Cheser on Sept. 18, 2008, and Louise Hood on April 16, 2015, and two brothers, Elmo Thompson on Feb. 21, 2011, and Wilmo Thompson on March 16, 1985.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby H. Cheatham; four sisters, Juanita Thompson and Marie Lewis (Charles) of Springfield, Blondella Lewis of Bloomfield and Faye Matherly Watts of Cold Springs and two brothers, Billy Thompson (Myrna) of Springfield and Glen Thompson of Willisburg.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, at Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Chad Morrow, pastor of the Riverview Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

Serving as pallbearers were Mike Lewis, James Cheatham, Fred Witham, Ronald Lewis, Wayne Lewis and Lonnie Thompson.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Feb 21, 2018)



Lula Victoria Mitchell Ciolek, 63, of Campbellsville, passed away at 3:02 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at her home.

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, she was born on Oct. 5, 1954, to the late Walter H. and Blanche A. Sharp Mitchell.

She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith. She was a graduate of Southern High School.

She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Joseph Ciolek, on May 18, 2016.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph Michael Ciolek; a son, Wesley Ciolek of Louisville; a daughter, Casey Rueff (Paul) of Louisville; six grandchildren; two sisters, Lorna Fogle of Louisville and Dodie Shepherd (David) of Goshen, and two brothers, Walden Mitchell and Hollin Mitchell of Louisville.

A graveside service was held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, at High View Cemetery in Chaplin with Rev. Carlton Puryear officiating.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Feb 21, 2018)



John Earl Hagan, 74, of Holy Cross, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at Baptist Health Louisville.

He was born Jan. 20, 1944, in Holy Cross. His working life included farm work and sawmill work.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Everett Hagan; one sister, Nina Jean Smith; one brother, Joseph Jude Hagan; one sister-in-law, Belinda Sue Hagan; two brothers-in-law, Jimmy Blanford and David Mattingly.

Survivors include his mother, Marguerite Hagan of Holy Cross; six sisters, Ann Blanford of Holy Cross, Cathy Mattingly and Barbara Hagan, both of Loretto, Vickie Carrico (Brad) and Karen Hagan both of Bardstown and Nancy Edelen (Kevin) of Springfield; two brothers, George Hagan of Holy Cross and Max Hagan (Renee) of Raywick; one brother-in-law, Paul Smith of Springfield.

Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb.16, 2018, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Loretto.Burial followed in the church cemetery.Rev. Deacon Joseph R. Dant will preside.

Pallbearers were George Hagan, Steve McMurray, J. E. Mattingly, Robbie Mattingly, Levi Hagan, Jason Newton and Jamie Blanford. His nieces and nephews served as honorary pallbearers.

Mattingly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Feb 21, 2018)



Allison Paige Harmon, 33, of Rizer Avenue in Springfield, passed away at 8:40 p.m., Tuesday, Feb.13, 2018, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville.

She was born in Lebanon, Kentucky, on Sept. 28, 1984.

She was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church, a 2003 graduate of Washington County High School and ECTC. Paige was a registered nurse.

Survivors include her parents Johnnie and Martha Hays Harmon of Springfield; her fiancee', Nathan Healey of Bardstown; four brothers, Morgan Harmon (Amanda) of Willisburg, Marty Harmon (Cindy) of Lexington, Stacy Harmon (Kim) of Springfield and Jody Harmon (Karen) of Bardstown; four nephews and one niece.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 19, at Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Clellan Hays, officiating.

Burial was on Cemetery Hill in Springfield.

Serving as pallbearers were Samuel Harmon, Noah Harmon, Mike Craig, Mark Healey, Justin McNeal and Sean Gritton.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Feb 21, 2018)



Mary Ruth Elmore Pearson, 85, of Bardstown, formerly of Willisburg, passed away at 9:35 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at the Colonial Health & Rehab Center in Bardstown.

A native of Bloomfield, she was born on Nov. 18, 1932, to the late Martin and Bessie Elizabeth Hagan Elmore.

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Ernest C. Pearson on June 20, 2012; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Pearson; a granddaughter, Peighton Pearson; a grandson, Mike Hardin; three sisters, Bernette Nichols, Alene Yates and Kathleen Curtsinger and four brothers, Jimmy, Junior, Rudolph and Carroll Elmore.

Survivors include a son, Darrell Pearson (Susan) of Bardstown; a daughter, Brenda Norton (Jackie) of Taylorsville; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, at Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Danny HayŚnes officiating.

Burial was in the High View Cemetery at Chaplin.

Serving as pallbearers were Billy Hardin, Jerry Lewis, Roger Wohner, Mike Williamson, Lee Lewis and Cleo Lee Lewis.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Feb 21, 2018)