Raymond Eugene Bitner
SUMMER SHADE — Raymond Eugene Bitner, 87, of Summer Shade, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Cumberland County Hospital.
He was a son of the late Earnest Ray and Ota Shope Bitner and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Mount Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by two daughters, Gloria Jean Nunn and Patty Hurt, both of Summer Shade; grandchildren, Melissa (Kelly) Moss, Gina (Brad) Rutledge, Marla (Tony) Hicks, Ginger (Aaron) Whiterspoon, Selena (Richard) Callaghan, and Sarah (Scotty) Hutcheson; great-grandchildren, Haley and Elyda Hicks, Elizabeth Oglesby, Austin Rutledge, Brittany and Madison Callaghan, Alexis and Mason Hutcheson, Autumn and Audrey Moss and Ayden and Zoe Witherspoon; three sisters, Mary Shive, of Edmonton, Melba Stohl and Naomi Rippy, of Tipton, Ind.; three brothers, Max (Dot) Bitner, Bill (Elizabeth) Bitner, and Earl Dane Bitner, all of Kempton, Ind.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Shive Bitner; two sons-in-law, Robert Nunn and Jack Hurt; and one brother, Lester Bitner.
Funeral service will be Friday, July 13, 11 a.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home, with Brother Timmy Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Summer Shade Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by Glasgow Chapter 20 of the DAV. Visitation will begin Thursday, July 12, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Summer Shade Fire Department or the Mount Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church, c/o McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY 42166.
Ruth Page Hayes
LEITCHFIELD — Ruth Page Hayes, 86, of Leitchfield, passed away at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, Leitchfield, on July 9, 2012.
She was born Aug. 27, 1925, in Glasgow, the daughter of the late Wallace Page and Cora Dodson Page.
She worked in the bookkeeping department of D.G. Hayes Wholesale Grocery and Leitchfield Truck Equipment. She was a member of the Clearview Baptist Church, Grayson County Historical Society and Leitchfield Woman’s Club. She also served as a trustee on the Grayson County Library Board. She was a member of the colonial Dames of America and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Leslie Ann Guffey, in 1981.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, David Lee Hayes; and her twin sister, Ruby Sprinkle, Tucson, Ariz.
Other survivors include one son, David Wallace Hayes, Hardinsburg; one daughter, Brenda (Bill) Guffey, Columbus, Ind.; two granddaughters, Dana (Paul) Ramage, Bloomington, Ind.; Denise (Danny) Axsom, North Vernon, Ind.; three great-grandchildren, Katherine Ramage, Paige Axsom and Whitney Axsom.
Visitation will be at Dermitt Funeral Home, 306 W. Main St., Leitchfield, Wednesday, July 11, and up to the time of the funeral.
The funeral will be Thursday, July 12, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Red Hill Cemetery, Hodgenville.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Clearview Baptist Church building fund, 505 W. White Oak St., Leitchfield, KY 42754 and/or the Grayson County Historical Society, P. O. Box 84, Letichfield, KY 42755.