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Jimmie L. Southard

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

BEAVER DAM, Ky. — Jimmie L. Southard, 83, of Beaver Dam, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020, at Beaver Dam Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born on July 12, 1936, in Ohio County, Kentucky, to the late Thomas Leo and Martha Ellen Southard.

Jimmie worked as a timber buyer, horse trader, and farmer and was of the Baptist faith.

Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Frances Marie Phelps Southard; daughter-in-law, Melissa Southard, and one brother, Bennie Southard.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, two sons, Michael (Elaine) Southard and Donald Southard, both of Beaver Dam; seven grandchildren, Bobbi Jo (Robert) Fulcher, of Russellville, Kentucky, Casie Hopkins, of Springfield, Tennessee, Chelsea (Chase) Rusher, of Fordsville, Kentucky, Shelby (Blake) Boone, of Hartford, Kentucky, Melanie Southard, Emmilee Southard, and Keller Southard, all of Beaver Dam; seven great-grandchildren, Rylie, Beau, Remi, Brooke, Kaylee, Annalee, and Chandler; and three siblings, Fred (Jenny) Southard, Wilma (Eddie) Boswell, and Wanda (David) Taylor, all of Beaver Dam.

In compliance with health and public safety directives, funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Slaty Creek Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

Jimmie’s funeral services will be available for viewing at

In lieu of visitation, there will be a drive-by caravan remembrance on Tuesday, April 21, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 P.M. at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Follow the posted signs to direct you to the viewing area. The family requests that you please come as you are and drive through. Due to safety directives, please do not exit your car, but you can roll down your window and show your support to Jimmie’s family.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to Slaty Creek Cemetery and mailed to: James E. Shepherd, 2792 State Route 269, Beaver Dam, Kentucky 42320.

Online messages of condolence may be left for the family of Jimmie L. Southard by visiting his memorial tribute at

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