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William Sweeney

Thursday, January 5, 2006

Rev. William Olton Sweeney, 82, of Hopkinsville, Ky., died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2005, at his residence.

Born Feb. 5, 1923, in Muhlenberg County, Ky., son of the late Homer and Minerva Boggess Latham Sweeney, he was an auto body technician, a minister and a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in WWII. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy of Hopkinsville.

On Aug. 7, 1940, he married Mary Holmes, who survives.

Survivors also include one daughter, Dora Jane Skyles, of Kennett; one son, Roy Daniel Sweeney, of Houston, Texas; one sister, Mabel Burchfield, of Godfrey, Ill.; one half-brother, J.W. Latham, of Union, Mo.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Elaine Hull and one grandson, Vernon Edward Skyles.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Hughart and Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the Hughart and Beard Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Eldridge officiating.

Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery at Hopkinsville.

Memorials may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice.