DUE TO HEAVY SNOWS IN WESTERN KENTUCKY...WIDESPREAD 6 TO 12 INCH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS HAVE HAULTED AREA TRAVEL. ISOLATED 15 INCH AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED. DRIFTS UP TO A FOOT AND A HALF HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTED. THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM SITUATION AND TRAVEL SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. (National Weather Service)

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. - Nellie Dillean Laffoon, age 93, of Charleston, KY, slipped past the earthly bounds and went to rest in the arms of Jesus on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10:43 A.M. at her home in Charleston while surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was born on March 24, 1919 in Butler County, KY to the late William and Lossie Hack Pendley.

She married the love of her life, Lawrence Laffoon, on November 15, 1941only to be separated from Lawrence for three years while he was involved in WWII. To this union five children were born. Nellie loved to cook, sew, quilt, can foods, work word search puzzles, read, watch Nancy Grace on television, purchase gifts for her family, and take care of each family member. Having been given the privilege to attend school through the 8th grade, she longed to have been able to finish high school; and consequently, she insisted all of her children complete high school. She and her husband owned and operated a grocery store in the 1940s in Charleston, KY.

Nellie was of the Pentecostal Faith and she was a Sunday School Teacher for many years at the former Walnut Grove Pentecostal Church in Dawson Springs, KY.

Nellie once shared with her family that she did not know why God let her live so long. And she went on to say, “I guess it is to love my family”. As her years advanced and her physical health and abilities deteriorated she never once complained and even commented that she felt it would be a sin to complain. She appreciated her life each and every day.

Nellie is survived by three sons~ Lawrence Laffoon, Jr. of Dawson Springs, KY; Jimmy Laffoon and Danny Laffoon both of Charleston, KY; one daughter~ Mary Ann Laffoon of Charleston, KY; seven grandchildren and their spouses, twelve great grandchildren; one aunt~ Edna Jordan of Lexington, KY; two close cousins~ Heneretta Eldridge of Princeton, KY; Patsy Norris of Dawson Springs and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 59 years~ Lawrence Laffoon (2001), Son~ David Laffoon (1998); Brother~ Wilbur Pendley; Sister~ Bobbie Beard; and Grandson~Matthew Laffoon (2007). A few months prior to her death she made the statement that she was ready to go be with her husband, son and other family members in heaven.

Visitation will begin Sunday, 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Beshear Funeral Home in Dawson Springs, KY. Visitation will resume beginning on Monday morning from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour at 2 p.m. at Beshear Funeral Home in Dawson Springs, KY.

Online condolences may be sent to www.beshearfuneralhome.com.

springhour
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

March 02, 2015 9487

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
February 25, 2015 8891

Multi-Agency Investigation Nets Large-Scale Meth…

in Top News For All Sites by Trooper Stu Recke
February 25, 2015 6476

New Asian Restaurant Coming to Madisonville

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
March 03, 2015 5769

Three Arrested during Traffic Stop

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
February 25, 2015 4460

Local Man Makes Unique Display from Area’s…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 05, 2015 4157

State of Emergency Declared for Hopkins County

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Leslie Curneal

Most Read This Month

February 12, 2015

UPDATE: Name of Pennyrile Fatality Officially…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
February 16, 2015

UPDATE: State of Emergency Declared for Kentucky

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Stories Trending Today

March 05, 2015 4157

State of Emergency Declared for Hopkins County

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Leslie Curneal
March 05, 2015 3590

UPDATE: I-24 Open Between 50-45 MM

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Keith Todd
March 03, 2015 2791

Superintendent: Spring Break Won't be Touched…

in Hopkins News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 05, 2015 2000

Deep Snowfall Stalls Western Kentucky

in Top News For All Sites by SurfKY News
March 04, 2015 1979

Highway Crews Dealing with Landsides in…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Keith Todd
March 04, 2015 1739

KSP Warns of Old Scam Resurfacing in the Post 2…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper S. C. Recke
March 04, 2015 1497

Adamson Chosen as Madisonville MSU Campus’…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 04, 2015 1484

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - March 4, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
March 04, 2015 1429

Muhlenberg County Educator Inducted into Kentucky…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by WKU News
March 05, 2015 1275

Muhlenberg Issues State of Emergency Under…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News