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Johnie Hitch, 78, member Millerfield Brethren in Christ

Mr. Hitch was a member of a respected northeastern Adair County family, a farmer, who had served in the U.S. Army.

Johnie Hitch, 78, of 689 Sulpher Creek Road, Columbia, KY,passed away Saturday, June 9, 2007 at 3:15am CT, at the Westlake RegionalHospital after a several months illness.

The funeral service will be Monday, June 11, 2007 at 2:00pm CT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Lehman the officiating clergy.

He was born April 23, 1929, the son of the late Lonza Alvin and Vina Pike Hitch of Adair County.

Preceded in death by his wife Harriett Katherine Hitch on September 25, 2004.

He is survived by the following:
  • One daughter: Nevis Redford and husband Greg of Columbia, KY

  • Two brothers: Robert Howard Hitch, Ft. Mitchell, KY; Alvin Hitch of Russell Springs, KY

  • Two sisters: Florence Edna Bennett of Birmingham, AL; Callie Rebecca Clark of Richmond, VA

  • Three grandsons: Jonathan Redford and wife Carrie; Joshua Redford & wife Jennifer; and Jesse Redford and two great grandchildren
He was preceded in death by these brothers and sisters: Herbert Hitch, Dempsey Hitch, Lorena Shepherd, and Mary Frances Shepherd.

Mr. Hitch attended Millerfield Brethren in Christ Church, he was a farmer andserved in the US Army.

The funeral service will be Monday, June 11, 2007 at 2:00pm CT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Lehman the officiating clergy.

Interment will be in the New Hope Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 4:30pm CT on Sunday, June 10, 2007, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of Gideon Bibles or donations to the American Heart Association.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements.

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