Elta Mae Van Meter

Elta Mae Van Meter, 85, of Bee Spring, died Nov. 4, 2010, in Leitchfield.

The Edmonson County native was a homemaker and a member of Bee Spring Missionary Baptist Church. She was a daughter of the late Pink Hayes and Lillie Ashley Hayes and the wife of the late Ted Van Meter. She was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Van Meter; three brothers, Glen, Jerry and Boyd Hayes; and two sisters, Pug Harp and Bobbie Brooks.

Funeral is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jock United Baptist Church, with burial in Jock Church Cemetery. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Patton Funeral Home, Brownsville chapel.

Online condolences may be made at www.pattonfuneralhome.com.

Survivors include a son, Sherbert Van Meter and his wife, Linda, of Bee Spring; a daughter, Marcia Higdon of Leitchfield; a brother, Frank Hayes and his wife, Diane, of Bowling Green; two sisters, Roberta Decker and her husband, Wilburn, of Mammoth Cave and Patsy Carroll of Bee Spring; four grandchildren, Jackie Van Meter and his wife, Tammy, Tracie Godby and her husband, Mark, David Higdon and Kevin Higdon and his wife, Marlene; and seven great-grandchildren.

From: The Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) - November 5, 2010

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