Memorial Service for Late Professor, Dr. Bobby Himes, Planned Aug. 9 at Campbellsville Baptist Church

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – A celebration of the life of Dr. Bobby Himes, retired Campbellsville University faculty member who died June 28, will be Saturday, Aug. 9 at 1:30 p.m. (EST) at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

Friends and family are invited to attend the service, which will be conducted by

Dr. Skip Alexander, pastor of Campbellsville Baptist Church.

Himes is survived by his wife, Erlene Himes, to whom he had been married since Aug. 20, 1961; one daughter and son-in-law, Renee and John Abell of Columbia; one grandson, Aaron DeMers and his wife, Angie; three great-grandchildren: Austin DeMers, Sierra DeMers and Mackenzie DeMers; one brother and three sisters: Freddie B. Himes of Charleston, S.C.; Doris “Bill” Mason of Beaver Dam, Ky.; Janice “Howard” Stone of Hartford, and Joan Himes of Prospect, Ky.; three nephews and one niece: Terry Mason of Japan, Zachary Ashby and Adam Ashby of Hartford and Lisa Mason-Chaney of Maryland; and many other relatives and friends and associates.

He was also preceded in death by one brother and two sisters: Billy J. Himes, Betty Lois Himes and Ethel Rae Himes. He was born Oct. 22, 1931 to the late Elbert Himes and Ethel Whitler Himes.

Graveside services were July 4 at Oakwood Cemetery in Hartford, Ky.

The family has requested that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Bill Himes Scholarship at Campbellsville University or the Bob and Erlene Himes Scholarship Fund at Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,405 students who represent 98 Kentucky counties, 25 states and 36 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2008 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South and eighth in the South for “Great Schools, Great Prices.” CU has been ranked 15 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.

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