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Bertha Hargis

October 11, 1944 — August 1, 2021

Bertha Hargis, 76, of Somerset, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2021 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

She was born in Hyden, Kentucky on October 11, 1944; daughter of the late William Silas Parnell and Rachel Crawford. She worked for many years, and helped to build The Neighborhood in Somerset following her retirement from Palm Beach where she was a very strong and active Union Steward. She was a huge UK Wildcat fan, was a big fan of Bill Elliott and NASCAR Racing. She enjoyed watching Hallmark movies, The Young & The Restless, Golden Girls, and watching FOX News around the clock.

She is survived by her sister, Doshia & (J.E.) Phelps; step-brother, Carl & (Mary) Alexander; two brothers-in-law, Noel Hargis, and Ralph Taylor; a daughter-in-law, Patricia & (Mike) Turpin; nieces and nephews, Jeff & (Anna) Mize, Angi & (Brad) Speer, Brian & (Nancy) Hargis, Clark Hargis, Fred & (Heather) Phelps, Ricky Allen & (Kelly) Taylor, Galen Taylor, Nicholas Alexander, Francis & (Leroy) Goens, Shiela Kay & (Darrin) Padgett, Dennis Counts, and David Bruce & (Barb) Nelson, Paula & (Larry) King, Sharon & (Paul) Manchester; sixteen great nieces and great nephews; twenty five great-great-nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Chris Tilley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Hargis; a son, Norman Richard Hargis; her parents; two half-sisters, Lois Jean Taylor, and Ritha Ricker; a step-sister, Edith Cannon and a nephew, Mark Mize.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, August 7, 2021 at the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Clyde Strunk officiating.

Entombment will be at Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

The family will received friends from 11 AM to 1 PM Saturday, until time for services.

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.

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