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Minerva Cathryn Carlton, 86, Russell County, KY (1929-2016)

She was a homemaker and a member of Russell Springs First Baptist Church. She was a native of Russell County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of her death. She was the matriarch of a large, repected family. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Harrison & Nettie Green McGahan Edmonds and the widow of Ralph Carlton. She leaves 23 direct and three step living descendants.
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Minerva Cathryn Carlton, 86, of Russell Springs, died Sunday, July 3, 2016 at her home.

Funeral service for Minerva Cathryn Carlton will be 1pmCT, Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro Jeff Griffin officiating. Friends may call after 11amCT, Saturday. Interment will be in the Hugh Frank Cemetery.

Minerva Cathryn Carlton, 86, Russell County, KY (1929-2016)

She was born September 17, 1929 in Russell County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Harrison & Nettie Green McGahan Edmonds. She died Sunday, July 3, 2016, in Russell Springs, KY, at the age of 86 years, nine months, and 16 days.

She was a homemaker and a member of Russell Springs First Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Carlton and a son, David Wayne Hopper.

Survivors include the following:
  • Three children: William Kenneth Hopper, Grand Rapids, MI; Roger Neil Hopper, New Port, FL; abd Robert Michael Hopper, Anderson, IN

  • Nine grandchildren

  • Eleven great grandchildren

  • One sister: Betty Loveless, Russell Springs, KY

  • Three step children: Bruce (Kim) Carlton, Austin, TX; Larry (Deena) Carlton, Arlington, WA; and Glenda (Deac) Forry, Rexton, WA
Send condolences to the family of Minerva Cathryn Carlton

Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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