The Meade County Messenger, Brandenburg, Kentucky, Tursday, October 6, 2011, p 2B


Howard E. Claycomb, 75, Bewleyville, died Sept. 30, 2011, at his residence. He was born in Breckinridge County.

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He was a member of the Bewleyville United Methodist Church and was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was employed by Brown and Williamson for 36 years, retired as a Breckinridge County school bus driver after 20 plus years and was a lifelong farmer. He had a passion for baseball, played first base for the Irvington Dodgers for 18 years and coached Little League for many years. He was an avid University of Kentucky fan, a devoted Boston Red Sox fan and a die-hard NASCAR fan. He was also a long-time member of the back table at Green Valley Restaurant.

He was preceded in death by a son, Michael H. Claycomb; his parents, William H. (Bill) and Elene Board Claycomb; and two great-grandchildren, Madison and Ramsey Brown.

Mr. Claycomb is survived by four loving daughters, Terri C. (Bobby) Kennedy, Bewleyville, Sherri J. (Dwayne) Beshear, Versailles, Gerri K. (Vie) Buehler, Jackson, Tenn., and Merri C. (Dave) Triplett Hurt, Louisville; a sister, Joetta (Kayo) Lampton, Bewleyville; a stepmother, Alda Mohr, Locust Hill; six grandchildren, Keitha (Trent) Brown, Hardinsburg, Kevin (Kristen) Kennedy, Bewleyville, Kendra and Kristen Hurt, Louisville, and Victoria and Christian Buehler, Jackson, Tenn.; and six great-grandchildren, Jordan, Austin and Kailey Brown, Hardinsburg, Dillian Kennedy, Bewleyville, and Mallory and Cheyenne Kennedy, Elizabethtown; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

Funeral services were held Oct. 4, from the chapel of the Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington. Burial was in the Bethel Cemetery in Bewleyville.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hosparus of Central Kentucky, 103 Diecks Drive, Elizabethtown, KY 42701.