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Charles Lee Nunn, longtime community correspondent and contributor to The LaRue County Herald News, died Sunday, Feb. 2, after a battle with cancer. “Charlie” as he was known to his friends, family and customers at Roanoke Food Mart, wrote the Roanoke Community News and contributed recipes for his own column, “Charlie’s Chomps.” His column was a popular feature and the paper received phone calls from concerned readers when it was not included. Charlie, always good-natured and smiling, once described himself as a “Renaissance man” (a person with many interests).
He was proud of the store he operated near his home and the many products that were available. Many people would drive out of their way to buy bologna at his store – or have him prepare a special “thick-cut” sandwich. He was equally proud of his recipes and cooking skills. He prepared some candy and brought it to his friends at the Herald News just before Christmas. It was delicious.
Charlie developed a brain tumor and decided to sell his store several months ago. He wanted to recover and work at another retail store in town. He maintained a positive attitude throughout his ordeal.
Charlie’s mom, Glen Helen Nunn, passed away a couple of weeks ago. He loved her and his dad, Kenneth, and other family members, very much. His neighbors will miss seeing Charlie drive up to his store, with his tail-wagging dog in the back of his pickup.
His funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with Rev. Billy Curle and Rev. Merrill Kurt officiating. Burial will follow in Union Church Cemetery.