Obituaries - October 4, 2012
Thursday, October 04, 2012 11:00 AM
Virginia Lee "Ginger" Jorgensen, 57, of Madison, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 18, 1955, in Arlington, Va., the daughter of Gordon and Maureen Glesner Dyer. She graduated in 1973 from Lakeview High School in Battle Creek, Mich. She graduated magna cum laude from Western Michigan University in 1998 with a degree in public history with concentrations in preservation and museum management. She formerly lived in Falls Church, Va. and Richmond, Va. She and her husband moved to Madison in 2006. She operated several antique booths at the Lumber Mill Antique Mall in Madison. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was currently chairman of the Historic District Board of Review, where she had served for the past five years. She also served as secretary of the Cornerstone Society.
She is survived by her husband, William Dennis Jorgensen, whom she married Sept. 30, 1994; two daughters, Lauren Pontoni of Sanford, Fla., and Lacy Hopkins of Columbus; two sons, Brett Gardner and Dustin Hopkins, both of Columbus; two stepdaughters, Kimberly Burke of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Colleen Widemon of Crossville, Tenn.; one stepson, Michael Jorgensen of Pheonix, Ariz.; her parents of Battle Creek, Mich.; one sister, Linda Smith of Grand Rapids, Mich.; one half-brother, John Dyer of Detroit, Mich.; one half-sister, Peggie Wilson of Virginia; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lytle Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service.
Online condolences can be sent at www.lytlefuneralchapel.com.
Robert M. "Bob" Kirkpatrick, 89, of Madison, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at King's Daughters' Hospital.
He was born May 9, 1923, in Madison, the son of Charles Edgar and Helena Isabell Keller Kirkpatrick. He lived all of his life in Jefferson County and was a 1941 graduate of North Madison High School. He was a member of Wirt Baptist Church and had served as a deacon since the age of 19. He was a self-employed bulldozer operator and excavator for more than 50 years. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 181 in Henderson, Ky. He worked for 15 years as an optician and fabricated lenses for his son, Dr. Robert W. Kirkpatrick in Madison. He had served two terms on the Madison Consolidated School Board, served as a board member of the Bayless Cemetery Association and as a board member of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening, fishing, working, hunting and being with his family.
He is survived by one son, Dr. Robert W. Kirkpatrick of Madison; one daughter, Mary Ann Phillips of Dupont; six grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jewell King Kirkpatrick, whom he married Dec. 24, 1949, and who died Feb. 12, 1999; his companion, Velma E. Comingore, who died Sept. 23, 2011; his parents; two sisters, Charlotte Isabell Metz, who died Aug. 14, 2003, and Martha Frances Shelp, who died Sept. 6, 1998; and two brothers, George E. Kirkpatrick, who died April 20, 2000, and John Charles "Jack" Kirkpatrick, who died Nov. 10, 1950.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Wirt Baptist Church. Burial will be in Bayless Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre from 4 to 8 p.m Saturday and at the church Sunday from noon until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Wirt Baptist Church or the Lide White Boys and Girls Club. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Rev. Warren G. Lowry, 91, of Worthville, Ky., died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Ky.
He was born Nov. 11, 1920, in Perryville, Ky., the son of Hansford and Lou Ella Lambert Lowry. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a retired minister from the Worthville United Pentecostal Church and the First Apostolic Church in Corbin, Ky. He also retired as the owner of an upholstery business.
He is survived by two stepsons, Raymond Beatty Sr. of Worthville, Ky., and Lawrence T. Beatty II of Pleasureville, Ky.; two stepdaughters, Darlene Beatty Stewart of Turners Station, Ky., and Naomi Beatty Foley of Lashmeet, W.Va.; one brother, Rev. Phillip Lowry of Edmonton, Ky.; one sister, Maxine Murphee of Azle, Texas; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma B. Hacker Lowry; his second wife, Wanda Lee Shipley Lowry; his parents; one brother, James Lowry; and four sisters, Minnie Lowry, Sarah Lowry, Lillie Lowry and Hazel Lowry.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Worthville United Pentecostal Church. A second service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Apostolic Church in Corbin, Ky. Burial will be in the Cumberland Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Corbin, Ky.
Friends may call at the Worthville United Pentecostal Church Friday from 10 a.m. until the service. Friends may also call at the First Apostolic Church in Corbin, Ky. Monday from 1 p.m. until the service.
Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky. is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.