Passing of a Beekeeping Friend


IMG_20161105_120640484It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce our dear friend Rev. Jim Hazelrigg passed away on Wednesday, January 25. Jim was a long time beekeeper and member of the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association (KSBA). In 2011, he was the president of KSBA and then served as the treasurer for many years. In 2016, Jim was named the KSBA Beekeeper of the Year. He was also very active in his local beekeeping organization.

Jim was the pastor of Liberty Christian Church and the Chaplain for Christian Care Community in Hopkinsville.

Visitation will be on Monday, January 30 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at First Christian Church in Hopkinsville, KY. Funeral services will be held at the church at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 31. Hughart, Beard and Giles Funeral Home, in Hopkinsville, is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Children’s Program at Sanctuary, Inc. P.O. Box 1165, Hopkinsville, KY 42241 or to Liberty Christian Church P.O. Box 1538, Hopkinsville, KY 42241.

Jim will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and hearts go out to his family in this difficult time.