On June 14th, 2020, Council 6743’s business meeting, GK James Clemons presented the council with a beautiful sign for their pavilion. It was a gift from GK James Clemons and Brother Knight Allan Peerce. A wonderful, heart-warming, kind-of-a-gift. It read “Robby Higdon Pavilion”. To make things even better, Robby’s dad, Brother Marty Higdon, attended the meeting unaware of the unveiling. Robby continues to stir emotions with the mention of his name.
Robert N. Hood,
Robert passed from this world 4/26/2020 at 7:20 am with his wife and family near to him.
Robert retired from North American Phillips Lighting after 32 and a half years of service. He was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church, Past State Deputy of the Knights of Columbus, Past President of the Arc of Owensboro, Past President of Owensboro Right to Life, Past President of Saint Vincent De Paul, and the Past President of the Owensboro Civitan Club.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Justin and Mary Bernice Hardesty Hood; and a special uncle, Jimmy Hardesty.
Surviving is his wife of 61 years, Connie Simon Hood; two sons, Jimmy Hood and Darrell Hood; three daughters, Beverly (Richard) Nance, JoNell (Chuck) Reed, and Nikki (Jason) Adamson; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Four brothers, Darrell (Lois) Hood, Doug (Dorothy) Hood, Charlie (Celeste) Hood, and Gerald Ray (Judy) Hood; six sisters, Jackie (Clemie) Cecil, Sheila (Jim) Head, Sandy Mayfield, Linda Hagan, Norma (Ed) Fulkerson, and Debbie (Larry) Murphy; and hundreds of friends.
A funeral mass for Robert will be live streamed noon Friday, May 1, 2020, where family and friends may visit https://www.facebook.com/HaleyMcGinnisFuneral/ to participate in the celebration.
There will be a driving procession of support and remembrance from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm Thursday at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. The family requests that you please come by to show your love during this time of physical distancing. Your participation is important to us! Due to the safety directives in place, it is important you honor them and the Hood family by not exiting your car, but know you are allowed to roll down your window to share a loving word to the family in passing. This loving act will be much appreciated by all who are left to cherish Robert’s memory.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Western Kentucky; 3419 Wathen’s Crossing; Owensboro, Kentucky 42301.
Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Hood. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Robert N. Hood and sign him virtual guest book by going to www.haleymcginnis.com.
Council 14993 in Erlanger dedicated a tree on March 8, 2020 at Mary Queen of Heaven parish to Brother Jerry Marshall who passed away on March 9, 2019. He was the council’s first Financial Secretary and also a member of Bishop Flaget Assembly 307. Father Niby Kannai, council chaplain, blessed the tree and the chalice from the assembly, which will be presented to a seminarian/priest by his daughter.
Father Aloysius Francis Powers served as State Chaplain for the Kentucky Jurisdiction from 1981-1990 serving under five different State Deputies. Below is his obituary.
Obituary for Father Aloysius Francis Powers
Reverend Aloysius Francis Powers, 98, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019 under the care of the Carmel Home. He was born in Daviess County on January 4, 1921 to the late Joseph H. Powers, Sr. and Teresa M. McCarthy Powers. Father Powers received the holy sacrament of ordination April 5, 1948. Father’s first appointment was as an associate pastor at St. Stephen Cathedral. The second assignment came, and he was sent to serve at, Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church. Fr. Aloysius’ first assignment as head pastor was St. Augustine Catholic Church in Reed and St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Sorgho. After serving in Reed and Sorgho, Father Powers pastored St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mayfield, and again at Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church in Owensboro, St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Paducah, St. Ann Catholic Church in Morganfield, St. Pius X Catholic Church in Calvert City, St. Anthony Catholic Church in Grand Rivers, and St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Curdsville, all in Kentucky. Father Al spent his life faithfully serving the Diocese of Owensboro and the people who make up the Church community. Father Aloysius was a Fourth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus, where he also served as the State Chaplain. Father Aloysius was dearly loved by many who were blessed to know him.
Father Aloysius was a dedicated Catholic priest in every sense of the word; obedient, humble, all while having a deep love for his faith and family.
Along with his parents, Father Powers was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Agnes Powers, Patricia Garvin, Elizabeth M. Lattus, Celine M. Kahalley, his brothers, Joseph H. Powers, Jr. and Robert A. Powers.
Father Powers is survived by his siblings, Monsignor Bernard A. Powers, Reverend Richard M. Powers, Martha M. Taylor (George), Mary T. Hayden (Don), and Maddaline Leach.
The Mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 am Monday, September 9, 2019 at St. Stephen Cathedral, with Bishop William Medley as principal celebrant. Burial will follow in Mount St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, where prayers will be said at 7:00 PM, with visitation again from 8:00 am to 10:00 am Monday at St. Stephen Cathedral.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Carmel Home, 2501 Old Hartford Rd., Owensboro, KY 42303 and the Knights of Columbus Owensboro Assembly #2074, 3540 E. 10th St., Owensboro, KY 42303. Envelopes will be made available at the funeral home and Cathedral.
Haley McGinnis Funeral Home and Crematory, its parishioners and family members, are both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Rev. Aloysius Powers. Share your prayers and messages of condolence with the family by visiting Father Al’s memorial tribute atwww.HaleyMcGinnis.com.
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At the 4th Degree Exemplification held in Clarkson on June 15, 2019 Robbie was the Class Honoree.
Robby Higdon became a Knight in 1998 joining Fr. Carroll White Council #6743 in Clarkson. Over the years, he has served in various capacities including Grand Knight on two occasions, earning the Star Council Award in 2018. Robby joined the Fourth Degree in 2006 and is a Charter member of Fr. McGivney Assembly #3021. During his term as Grand Knight in 2011, Robby was instrumental in working with the local community action council to fill a void when the local Shop-with-a-Cop program was no longer able to help underprivileged children at Christmas. Robby rallied the troops and Shop-with-a-Knight was born. This program is one of the council’s most impactful, and most rewarding to its members.
Outside of the Knights of Columbus, Robby is active with St. Paul Catholic School, assisting and leading many facility upgrade projects, and serves as a County Magistrate. Robby is a friend that anyone can count on when there is a need.
Robby married Nichole in 2003 and together raised five children. Robby and Nichole are very active with the Culture of Life, founding “Clear Choices”, a local crisis pregnancy center in 2012.
Robby and Nichole were chosen as the 2016 Kentucky Family of the Year. Below is part of the body of the write up sent to Supreme.
Robby became a member of the Knights of Columbus in 1998. Over time Robby has become more and more active in the council. Robby is a Past Grand Knight as well as the council’s newly-elected Grand Knight. During Robby’s first term as Grand Knight, the local family resource center was going to come up short with their “Shop with a Cop” program. Robby pledged the council’s support to the cause to provide Christmas presents to some of the less fortunate youth of the county and “Shop with a Knight”. Each child was teamed up with a Knight, shopping for clothes and toys totaling roughly $100. Over 60 children were supported that year and the program has grown steadily ever since with Robby chairing the event every year.
In addition to the Shop with a Knight program, Robby developed new council family activities including “Movie Knight”, where a family themed movie is played on the outside wall of the council hall in a Drive-In Movie fashion during the Knights of Columbus Family Week. Families were able to enjoy fellowship with each other by camping out on the council grounds after the movie. Programs like these made Robby a very popular and effective Grand Knight.
Robby’s obituary is below:
Robby Higdon, age 43 of Clarkson, passed away Sunday, July 7th2019 at his residence surrounded by family and friends. He was born September 2nd 1975 in Hardin County, Kentucky, the son of Marty & Joyce Clemons Higdon. He was the owner of Higdon Contracting, a member of the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Parish Council, Knights of Columbus Fr. Carrol White Council 6743, the Fr. Michael J. McGivney Assembly 3021, served on the jail ministry, and was a Grayson County Magistrate for the 1st District.
He is survived by his wife, Nichole Higdon, five children, Savanna, Will, Ryan, Noah, & Collin Higdon, his parents, Marty & Joyce Higdon, maternal grandmother, Mary Charles Clemons, his brother, Junior Higdon (April), two sisters, Julie Nelson (Jason) & Maveric Higdon, and several nieces & nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, (July 13) at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarkson. Burial will be in the St. Benedict Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday with a prayer service at 6:00 p.m. Friday evening, and from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the Watson & Hunt Funeral Home In Leitchfield.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made in the form of donations to the Knights of Columbus Shop With A Knight program or the St. Paul Catholic School.
It is with a sad heart that we must announce that Joe passed away this morning at 4:00 AM. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 – 8:00 PM at Ratterman Funeral Home, Bardstown Road, Louisville. The funeral mass will be Saturday at 10:00 AM at St. Martha Church, Klondike Road, Louisville. Please keep Jean and the family in your prayers.
His obituary can be read here.