Bunk & Wilma Hedges

James Milton "Bunk" Hedges lived his entire life in and around Uniontown. The third of 5 children born to James A & Bessie Hedges, he enlisted in the US Army following high school. Bunk proposed to his life partner Wilma on Dec 7, 1941. They married 2 weeks later and he was soon on his way to the European Theater of Operations and saw combat action in North Africa & Italy.


Following the war Bunk returned to Uniontown where he and Wilma raised 5 children. He farmed, ran a grocery, held positions in law enforcement, and in 1974 was elected Sheriff of Union County. Following his term in office Bunk remained in county law enforcement until he retired. Bunk was an Honorary Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Masonic & Odd Fellows Lodges, and the Methodist Church.

written by Jim Hedges

James & Bessie Hedges

These are Bunk's parents, and Jim's grandparents.

Mark Hedges

Mark Steven Hedges are born and raised in Uniontown, the youngest of 5 children of James M "Bunk" & Wilma Hedges. he married Ruth Greenwell, and they had 2 daughter, Jona & Chasity. Mark was an avid hunter. He was killed in a coal mine explosion along with 9 co-workers at William Station Mine in Union County on Sep 13, 1989.