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Arletta Josephine Bacon

  • Birth 10 Jun 1917 Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 16 Dec 2005 Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 90153860

Arletta Josephine Bacon, 88, Hopkinsville, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at Pinecrest Manor of natural causes.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Virginia Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Mitchell Fort officiating.

Burial will be in Cave Spring Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Gamble Funeral Home.

A native of Hopkinsville, she was born, June 10, 1917, the daughter of the late Ulysses S. Bacon and Bertha Tandy.

She taught for 40 years in Christian County schools, including Highland, Durrett Avenue and Pee Dee.

She was a charter member of the Hopkinsville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

In 1998 she was recognized by the Modernettes Club of Hopkinsville as the African American Woman of the Year, and in 1960 she was a den mother for the Boy Scouts.

She was a member of the Virginia Street Baptist Church where she was in the Virginians Choir, the Willing workers Auxillary and was a member of the 50-year Members' Club.

Survivors include two sisters, Emma Bacon, Hopkinsville, and Bertha Mae Henderson, Momence, Ill.


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  • Created by: Terri
  • Added: 15 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90153860
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arletta Josephine Bacon (10 Jun 1917–16 Dec 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90153860, citing Cave Spring Cemetery, Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Terri (contributor 47548074) .