Celebrity Obituaries

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Carletta Marie Louton

August 15, 1948 - January 13, 2017

Carletta Marie Louton, 68, of Hillview, returned to her Heavenly Father on Friday, January 13, 2017. Mrs. Louton was retired from Zoom Group. Among those that preceded her in death include her husband, William H. Louton Jr.; daughter, Mary Thompson; parents, Carl & Delores Roberts; sisters, Jackie Carrol, Peggy Roberts; and son-in-law, James Caudill. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children...
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Brandon "BG" Guarnera

October 14, 1983 - January 13, 2017

Brandon M. "BG" Guarnera, 33, of Hillview returned to his Heavenly Father Friday, January 13, 2017. Brandon was born October 14, 1983 in Louisville, Kentucky. He and was a 2002 graduate of North Bullitt High School and currently worked for General Electric. Brandon had a great love and fellowship for AA and displayed his love for Jesus Christ by the outpouring of love to his friends and putting...
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Mark W. Trautwein

July 23, 1967 - January 11, 2017

Trautwein, Mark W. age 49, of Shepherdsville returned to his Heavenly Father January 11, 2017. He was a member of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local Union 502. Mr. Trautwein leaves to cherish his memory, wife, Ann Drake-Trautwein; daughter, Amanda Trautwein; mother, Helen Trautwein; brothers, Charlie, Gary Trautwein; and sister, Debbie Lang. Funeral Service will be conducted Monday, January 16,...
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Annavieve "Ann" Brackett Kissinger

May 25, 1934 - January 11, 2017

Mrs. Annavieve "Ann" Brackett Kissinger, age 82, originally of Henderson, KY and now of Highview, returned to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Mrs. Kissinger was a member of Parkland Baptist Church for 50 years. She loved the Lord and serving in His name, she had great love for her family and was an avid Louisville Cardinals fan. Among those who preceded her in death include...
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Edna Elizabeth Priddy

April 3, 1935 - January 10, 2017

Edna Elizabeth Dixon Priddy, age 81, of Louisville returned to her Heavenly Father on January 10, 2017. Mrs. Priddy worked in the Central Library Processing Office for the Jefferson County Board of Education and was a member of Knopp Avenue Holy Baptist Church. Among those that preceded her in death include her husband, Claude Priddy; parents, Arthur and Emma Dixon; daughter, Debbie Priddy;...
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Marvin Collins

March 26, 1935 - January 10, 2017

Marvin Collins, 81, of Hillview, returned to his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Among those that preceded Mr. Collins include his parents, Luther and Hazel Collins; brothers, Ivan Collins, Homer Collins; and sister, Sue White. Mr. Collins served in the Air Force, he was a member and Past Master of Highland Park Lodge #865 and River City Lodge #966. He was saved during a tent...
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Willie H. Blakley

June 8, 1938 - January 10, 2017

Willie H. Blakley, 77, of the South End returned to his Heavenly Father Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Among those who preceded him in death include his wife, Shirley Blakley; parents, Dallas Blakley and Oma Dyer McKinney; siblings, Robert and Billy Blakley and Lucille Jones. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Patty Manning, Chris Blakley and Robin Blakley; several grandchildren and...
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Leonard Lee Curry, Sr

September 11, 1935 - January 9, 2017

Leonard Lee Curry Sr., Age 81, of Jeffersontown, formerly of Hart Co., returned to his Heavenly Father on Monday, January 9, 2017. Mr. Curry was an inspector for Ford Motor Company, and a member of Southeast Christian Church. Among those that preceded him in death include his wife, Phyllis J. Curry; parents, James and Ovada Curry. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Christell Curry;...
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Russell "Russ" James Fallon, Sr.

May 13, 1965 - January 8, 2017

Mr. Russell "Russ" James Fallon Sr., age 51, of Louisville, returned to his Heavenly Father on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Mr. Fallon was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints in the Louisville 3rd Ward. He served in the United States Navy, where he was a Nuclear Engineer and he was a Mechanical Engineer at General Electric. Among those who preceded him in death include, his...
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Emma Hester Murray

January 2, 1923 - January 7, 2017

Mrs. Emma Hester Murray, age 94, of Charlottesville, VA and formerly of Louisville, KY returned to her Heavenly Father on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Among those who preceded her in death include, her husband, Hubert Murray; parents, John W. and Francis Childress Hester; siblings, Hubert Hester, Herbert Hester, Hershel Hester, Loreine Hester, Evelyn Hester, Margie Hester and Gene Hester. She...
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Clara Mae Atwell-Dykes

July 17, 1922 - January 7, 2017

Clara M Atwell-Dykes, 94, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Louisville East Post Acute. She was a member of the LDS church and was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Lera Atwell; daughter, Patricia Glenn; and sister, Ruby Dixon. She enjoyed a good and long life and is survived by son, Gene and (Billie) Dean; daughters, Beulah Arnold and Phyllis Dean; and brother, Rex and (Ojean...
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Monte Kevin Brown

July 14, 1959 - January 7, 2017

Monte Kevin Brown, age 57, of Louisville returned to his Heavenly Father January 7, 2017. He passed away at his home after being paralyzed for 40 years from a football injury sustained prior to his senior year in high school. Monte was born to Harold and Ruby Brown on July 14, 1959. He is preceded in death by his father, Harold Brown; grandparents, Marvin and Mattie Brown of Gleanings, KY,...
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Viola Mae Coleman Hart

December 30, 1944 - January 7, 2017

Mrs. Viola Mae Coleman Hart, age 72, of Shepherdsville returned to her Heavenly Father on January 7, 2017. Mrs. Hart was a data processor for LandAmerica and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, Joseph and Viola Hughes Coleman; and brothers, Frank and John Coleman. She leaves to cherish her memory her sisters, Dorothy Tucker (Jim)...
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Charles "Cub" Howlett, Sr.

September 22, 1924 - January 6, 2017

Howlett, Charles "Cub" Sr. age 92, of Shepherdsville returned to his Heavenly Father January 6, 2017 at Green Meadows Nursing Home. He was a retired welder and an Army Veteran. Those who precede him in death include his wife, Lillian Druin-Howlett; parents, William and Cora Howlett; brothers, Lawrence and William "Bear" Howlett. Mr. Howlett leaves to cherish his memory, children, Curtis Howlett ...
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Melvin Hubert Andres

February 23, 1943 - January 5, 2017

Melvin Hubert Andres, 73, of Hillview, returned to his Heavenly Father on Thursday January 5, 2017. Mr. Andres was retired from Jeff Boat, an Army veteran and an avid UK fan. Mr. Andres is preceded in death by parents, Hubert and Mary Elizabeth Andres. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Mary Lou Andres; son, Jason Dale Andres (Keri); granddaughters, Tori and Mary Andres; sister,...
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Frances Miller

May 23, 1925 - January 5, 2017

Mrs. Frances Miller, of Shepherdsville, returned to her Heavenly Father on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Mrs. Miller was born in Frankfort, KY on May 23, 1925 to the late Lillard and Francis (Mason) Nooe. She was a member of Davidson Memorial Methodist Church. Mrs Miller retired from L& N railroad and worked in Freight Billing. She is preceded in death by her husband, Hughlett "Curley" Miller. ...
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Lansing M. Vanover, Sr.

October 25, 1933 - January 5, 2017

Mr. Lansing M. Vanover Sr., age 83, of Louisville, returned to his Heavenly Father Thursday, January 5, 2017. Mr. Vanover served in the U.S. Army. He worked as a lineman at Adams, Mulberry & Halls. Among those who preceded him in death include his wife, Hattie Griffin Vanover; son, Lansing M. Vanover Jr.; parents, Worden and Viola Vanover; sisters, Sharon, Delphine, Cecilia, and Mabel and...
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Jackie L. "Jack" Jones

August 24, 1938 - January 5, 2017

Mr. Jackie L. "Jack" Jones, age 78, of Shepherdsville returned to his Heavenly Father on January 5, 2017, after fighting a courageous 2 ½ year battle with cancer that took the last breath he had to give. He was home with his loving family at his side. When telling people his name, he would say "Ole Jones." Jack was born August 24, 1938 on a farm outside of Portland, Tennessee to Denton and...
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Brenda Carol Delk

June 18, 1951 - January 4, 2017

Ms. Brenda Carol Delk, age 65, of Middletown, returned to her Heavenly Father, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Ms. Delk was born in Detroit, MI on June 18, 1951, to Tom and Justine Hardison. She was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High school, the class of "69". Ms. Delk was preceded in death by her parents Tom and Justine Hardison. She leaves to cherish her...
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Tracy Callis

June 30, 1977 - January 4, 2017

Tracy D. Callis, age 39, of Fairdale returned to her Heavenly Father January 4, 2017. She resided with her aunt and uncle, Darlene and Clarence Lidster of Fairdale. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Harley Sadler, Martha Krohn and Jessie Callis. Ms. Callis leaves to cherish her memory, son, Joseph "Colt" Hooper; parents, David Callis (Ginny) and Judy Sadler Curl (Mac); sister, Rhonda...
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Jeffrey Edward Bowling

May 19, 1984 - January 4, 2017

Jeffrey Edward Bowling, May 19, 1984 - January 4, 2017 Jeff packed a lot of living in his short life. With his curious mind, he was building towers and climbing out of his crib at a very early age. Jeff had a lot of patience when playing with others; he even let his younger brother open all of his presents on his fifth birthday. Jeff enjoyed family beach vacations, playing card games with...
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Sarah Ruth Simms

December 11, 1930 - January 4, 2017

Simms, Sarah Ruth age 86, of Lebanon Junction returned to her Heavenly Father January 4, 2017 at Masonic Home of Louisville. She is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Leroy Simms Jr.; and son, John Monza Simms. Mrs. Simms leaves to cherish her memory, children, Jacqueline Miller, Carolyn Hampton (Bill), Ronald Simms, Marilyn Williar (Kevin); special friend, Jan Samuels; 4 grandchildren...
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Barbara Fern Laslie Howard

March 3, 1944 - January 1, 2017

Mrs. Barbara Fern Laslie Howard, age 72, of Okolona returned to her Heavenly Father on January 1, 2017. Mrs. Howard retired from General Electric and was a member of Okolona Separate Baptist Church. Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, Ava and Essie Laslie; and 8 siblings. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 56 years, Eugene Howard; sons, Robert Howard ...
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Barbara Moore

January 6, 1944 - December 30, 2016

Ms. Barbara Moore, age 72, of Shepherdsville, returned to her Heavenly Father on Friday, December 30, 2016. Ms. Moore was born in Louisville, KY on January 6, 1944 to the late Elijah and LuVina Carrier. She was a member of Shawnee Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish her memory, her 7 children, Leslie "Joe" Moore (Anita), Anita Kenney (Paul), James Moore (Tammy), Lisa Rowe (Craig), Montgomery...
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Charles Newton Bill

July 24, 1934 - December 30, 2016

Charles Newton Bill, 82, of Hillview, returned to his Heavenly Father on Friday, December 30, 2016. Among those that preceded him in death include his parents, Charles Jacob and Rosa Lee Bill; and son, Charles Fortune. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Diana Bill; children, Sheri Wright (Gary), Robin Fortune (Paula), Donna Puckett (Steve), Laura Letson (Shannon), Lisa Collins ...
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Betty Jean Underwood

September 22, 1942 - December 30, 2016

Ms. Betty Jean Underwood, age 74, of Louisville, returned to her Heavenly Father on Friday, December 30, 2016. Betty Jean was born in Louisville, KY on September 22, 1942 to the late Russell and Anna Wester. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints, where she served in many positions of responsibility in her Father's Kingdom, including positions in the Relief Society,...
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Vincent Edward Roebuck

February 4, 1972 - December 29, 2016

Vincent Edward Roebuck, 44, of Shepherdsville, returned to his Heavenly Father on Thursday, December 29, 2016. Among those that preceded him in death include his father-in-law, William Tedford; nephews, Zachary Waddell; and step-daughter, Milia Sipes. He leaves to cherish his memory his significant other of 15 years Kelly Tedford; children, Abigail Roebuck, Vincent Tyler Roebuck, Quentin Stuart ...
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Iola Gay Baine

December 31, 1928 - December 27, 2016

Mrs. Iola Gay Baine, age 87, of Jeffersonville, IN, returned to her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Mrs. Baine was born on December 31, 1928 in Louisville, KY. She was a local entrepreneur in the bar and restaurant business. Among those who preceded her in death include, her husband, Harold Glenn Baine Sr.; parents, John and Lina Meredith; brother, Edward Meredith and sister,...
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Gervis R. "Bill" Williams, Sr.

June 2, 1932 - December 26, 2016

Mr. Gervis R. "Bill" Williams, Sr., age 84, of Okolona returned to his Heavenly Father on December 26, 2016. Mr. Williams was the owner/operator of Okolona TV. Mr. Williams was Past-Master of Shively Masonic Lodge #951 and a U.S. Navy veteran. Among those that preceded him in death include his parents, James and Ethel Mae Hodge Williams; and 5 siblings. He leaves to cherish his memory his...
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Bernice G. Scott

October 25, 1926 - December 26, 2016

Mrs. Bernice G. Scott, age 90, of Hillview returned to her Heavenly Father on December 26, 2016. Mrs. Scott was a homemaker and loved to line dance. Mrs. Scott was a member of VFW Post #5710 in Shepherdsville and St. Theresa Catholic Church. She attended St. Luke Catholic Church. Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, Edward and Catherine Meiners Voll; husband, Bill Scott; 4...
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Florence Cissie Winfield

March 15, 1943 - December 26, 2016

Florence "Cissie" Winfield, 73, of South Louisville, returned to her Heavenly Father on Monday, December 26, 2016. Ms. Winfield was a bookkeeper for Republic Diesel, and a member of Foster Ave. Baptist Church. Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, Abraham & Ethel Meeks; sisters, Pauline Brown, Viola Buchter, Marie Hill; and brothers, Emmett Meeks, Raymond Meeks, Frankie...
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James Steven Vincent, Jr.

May 29, 1971 - December 25, 2016

James Steven Vincent Jr., 45, returned to his Heavenly Father on Sunday, December 25, 2016. Among those that preceded him in death include his father, James Steven Vincent. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Kathryn Philpot; sisters, Kathy, Christine and Rhonda; great nieces and great nephew, Victoria, Alexis, Chrystian; nieces and nephews, Tasha, Scotty, Heather, Matthew, Patricia,...
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James Jimmy Thompson

May 10, 1971 - December 25, 2016

Thompson, James A. "Jimmy" age 45, of the east end of Louisville, returned to his Heavenly Father December 25, 2016. Those who preceded him in death include his grandparents, Al and Doris Asbury, Stanley and Sissy Thompson. Mr. Thompson leaves to cherish his memory, children, Kimberly Thompson, Jenna Langley; parents, Mark & Glenna Thompson, Carol Asbury-Richardson & Jim Richardson; sister,...
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Gina Marie Mattingly

July 14, 1966 - December 23, 2016

Mattingly, Gina Marie, age 50, of Okolona returned to her Heavenly Father December 23, 2016 at her residence. She is preceded in death by her parents, David Mattingly, Rose Poll; stepfather James Poll Sr.; and stepbrother, James Poll Jr. Ms. Mattingly leaves to cherish her memory, sisters, Rita Klinglesmith (Jeff), Tina Shannon (Gary), Christie Capito, Amy Hibbard (Branden), Tara Schmidt ...
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Charles Ray "Chuck" Walls, Jr

April 3, 1978 - December 23, 2016

Mr. Charles R. "Chuck" Walls, Jr., age 38, of Okolona returned to his Heavenly Father on December 23, 2016. Mr. Walls was self-employed as a printer. He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Charles Ray "Trai" Walls III; parents, Charles, Sr. and Frances Allgeier Walls; brothers, Clayton and Joseph Walls; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10...
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Gloria Jean Rogers

February 20, 1951 - December 22, 2016

Rogers, Gloria J. age 65 of Mount Washington returned to her Heavenly Father December 22, 2016 at Parkway Rehab and Nursing Center. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gene Rogers; sons, Jeff, and Douglas Rogers. Mrs. Rogers leaves to cherish her memory, grandson Jordan Rogers; brothers, David, Gary, Wayne Hedges. Funeral Service will be 12 noon on Monday, December 26, 2016 at Apostolic...
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Norman Bruce Shaw, Sr.

February 24, 1946 - December 21, 2016

Mr. Norman "Bruce" Shaw, Sr., age 70, of Shepherdsville returned to his Heavenly Father on December 21, 2016. Mr. Shaw retired from CSX Railroad and was a mason with Masonic Lodge #155. He was a die-hard University of Kentucky fan and loved listening to Elvis. He lived for and loved his children, grandchildren, great-grandson, and his devoted dog, Jake. Among those that preceded him in death...
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Ann Dixon Hale

December 22, 1934 - December 20, 2016

Ann Hale, 81, entered into eternal peace on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016, at home surrounded by her family. Her husband of 56 years, along with her son, a daughter, and a granddaughter, have welcomed her into Heaven. She leaves her lifelong memories to be cherished by her three daughters, Arden, Elizabeth and Donna, her extended family and her many friends. She loved her church, Divine Savior...
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Laura Ann Howard

May 19, 1962 - December 19, 2016

Laura Ann Howard, 54, of Okolona, returned to her Heavenly Father on Monday, December 19, 2016. Mrs. Howard was an insurance agent for Blue Cross Blue Shield.Among those that preceded her in death include her mother, Annalee Derman. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Arthur Howard; daughters, Courtney Trimble (Nicholas), Rachel Howard; son, Robert Howard; grandchildren, Jon, Bryce,...
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Christopher S. Lucas

February 16, 1990 - December 17, 2016

Lucas, Christopher S. age 26, of Shepherdsville returned to his Heavenly Father December 17, 2016. Chris was avid U.K. fan. He is preceded in death, by his grandmother, Doris Allison. Mr. Lucas leaves to cherish his memory, children, Isabella, Bentley Lucas; parents, Kevin, Karen-Allison Moulton; sister, Kristin Lucas; grandparents, James Lucas (Mickey), Mike (Mary) Moulton; and a host of several...
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Barry Grey

April 8, 1954 - December 14, 2016

Barry Grey age 62 of Lyndon returned to his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 with family by his side. Among those who preceded him in death is his mother, Billie Grey; aunt, O'Reva Grey. He valued his career in banking and finance. By faith Episcopalian. He leaves to cherish his memory his dad, Carrol Grey (Maudie); sister, Cheryle Lawrence (Bob); friend, Larry Lawson and a host of...
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Sean Michael McCauley

August 31, 1974 - December 13, 2016

Mr. Sean Michael McCauley, age 42, of Highview, returned to his Heavenly Father Tuesday, December 13, 2016 in Frankfort, Kentucky. Sean worked in skilled trade and was a catholic. Among those who preceded him in death include, grandparents, Mike and Lucy Kremer and Bill and Dorothy McCauley. He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Mike and Rita McCauley; sister, Cyndi McCauley England ...
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Jace Michael Miller

December 12, 2016 - December 12, 2016

Infant Jace Michael Miller, of Fairdale, returned to his Heavenly Father on Monday, December 12, 2016. Among those that have preceded him in death include his grandfather, Ronnie Holcomb. He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Mika Roden and Michael Miller; sister, Hannah Miller; grandfather, Michael Roden (Shelia-Ann Jennaway Roden); maternal grandmother, Billie Jean Holcomb; paternal...
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Danny Carl Watkins

August 15, 1959 - December 12, 2016

Mr. Danny Carl Watkins, age 57, of Shively, returned to his Heavenly Father on Monday, December 12, 2016. Among those who preceded him in death include, his mother, Martha Maxine Watkins and sister, Lavon Watkins. He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter, Wesley Anne Watkins; father, James "J.C." Watkins; siblings, Linda Mattingly (Paul), Elizabeth Tweedy, Carolyn Meadows and Lisa Harris;...
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Laura E. Harrison Kallin

April 26, 1932 - December 10, 2016

Mrs. Laura E. Harrison Kallin, age 84, of Brooks returned to her Heavenly Father on December 10, 2016. Mrs. Kallin was a homemaker and loved to crochet. She was a lifelong bowler and bingo enthusiast. Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, Albert and Della Oaks Harrison; husband, Kenneth Fred Kallin, Sr.; son, Kerry Kallin; and siblings, Reed, Paul and Clara. She leaves to...
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Norman G. Mercer

January 9, 1941 - December 10, 2016

Mr. Norman G. Mercer, age 75, of Shepherdsville returned to his Heavenly Father on December 10, 2016. Mr. Mercer retired from Dayton Freight as a truck driver and was a member of Eagles Nest International Church. Mr. Mercer was a U.S. Army Reserves veteran. Among those that preceded him in death include his parents, Guy and Clara Lewis Mercer; sister, Pat Ball; and brother, George Mercer. He...
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Shelby M. Perkinson

November 24, 1997 - December 9, 2016

Shelby M. Perkinson, age 19, of Fairdale, returned to her Heavenly Father Friday, December 9, 2016. Shelby was a 2015 graduate of Fairdale High School and a member of Field of Grace Baptist Church. Among those who preceded her in death include her grandmother, Peggy Perkinson and great grandmother, Virginia Enyard. She leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Jennifer Perkinson; grandfather,...
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Inez Howe

February 29, 1944 - December 9, 2016

Mrs. Inez Howe, age 72, of Hillview, returned to her Heavenly Father on Friday 9, 2016. Mrs. Howe was born in Louisville February 29, 1944, to Guy Mack and Georgia Mae Johnson. She worked in the insurance field until she retired and became a full time homemaker where she devoted her life to her grandchildren and her family. Among those who precede her in death include, her parents, Guy and...
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Beverly Ann Hogan

September 29, 1941 - December 9, 2016

Mrs. Beverly Ann Hogan, age 75, of Hillview, returned to her Heavenly Father Friday, December 9, 2016. Mrs. Hogan was a retired assembler for General Electric and a member of Okolona Christian Church. Among those who preceded her in death include, her husband, Murrell Hogan; children, Tommie Hogan, Leon Hogan and Sharon Hyland; parents, James and Christine Highlander; step mother, Ethel...
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Annette Payment

August 21, 1979 - December 8, 2016

Ms. Annette Payment, age 37, of Shepherdsville, returned to her Heavenly Father on Thursday, December 8, 2016. Ms. Payment was involved with the Women's Prison Ministry in Mt. Washington and COOL Ministries in Texas. Among those who preceded her in death include, her birth father, Raymond Payment. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Mariah Conway; mother, Denise Conway; father,...
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Arvin "Junior" Sanders, , Jr.

October 15, 1962 - December 8, 2016

Mr. Arvin Sanders, Jr., age 54, of Brooks, KY returned to his Heavenly Father on Thursday, December 8, 2016. Mr. Sanders was the Maintenance Director at Elmcroft of Mt Washington. He was an avid car buff. He loved drag racing, and show cars and won many awards. Among those who preceded him in death include his Parents, Everett and Lilly Parsley, and Arvin Sanders. He leaves to cherish his...
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Donnie O. Lindsey

September 30, 1944 - December 7, 2016

Donnie (Don) Lindsey, 72, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday December 7th. Don was preceded in death by his parents Lenny and Dolice Lindsey, brother James Earl Lindsay and his daughter Tina Young. He is survived by his wife of 35 years Darlene Lindsey, brother David Lindsey, sister Evelyn Pinton and many nieces and nephews. Don was a member (STAR) of his 1961 Caverna High School state...
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Solomon Neill Brooks IV

April 15, 1926 - December 7, 2016

Mr. Solomon Neill Brooks IV, age 90 of Shepherdsville, KY returned to his Heavenly Father on December 7, 2016. Mr. Brooks was owner of Standard Paving & Engineering, founder of Brookland Cemetery and co-owner of Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home. Mr. Brooks was a member of Okolona Church of Christ. Among those that preceded him in death were his parents, Solomon Neill Brooks III...
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Blanche "Judy" P. Davenport

April 16, 2016 - December 7, 2016

Mrs. Blanche "Judy" P. Davenport, age 95, of Okolona, returned to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Mrs. Davenport was a member of Evangel World Prayer Center and a retiree from the Jefferson County Board of Education. Among those who preceded her in death include, her husband, James H. Davenport and parents, Harry and Nellie Boyd. She leaves to cherish her memory, her...
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Lynne Burns

July 2, 1958 - December 7, 2016

Burns, Lynne S. age 58, of Shepherdsville returned to her Heavenly Father December 7, 2016 at Norton Audubon Hospital. She was a dispatcher for Troy's Wrecker Service. She is preceded in death by her parents, James Allen and Peggy Thompson-Shropshire; grandparents, John Allan and Louise Shropshire; Sallie and Hubert Brown. Mrs. Burns leaves to cherish her memory, husband of 35 years, Steve Burns;...
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Marvin "Leroy" Johnson

January 6, 1926 - December 6, 2016

Mr. Marvin "Leroy "Johnson, age 90, of Shepherdsville, KY returned to his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Johnson was a WWII Navy veteran. He retired from General Electric where he worked in maintenance. He was a member of Little Flock Baptist Church for 61 years, where the love of the Lord was his delight. Among those who preceded...
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Martha Biggs

May 3, 1930 - December 5, 2016

Biggs, Martha F. age 86, of Fairdale returned to her Heavenly Father on December 5, 2016 at her residence. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Biggs. Mrs. Biggs leaves to cherish her memory, children, Dorothy Lee Larmon, Bob Biggs (Brenda), Jimmy Biggs (Debbie), Janene Pile (Keith), Janis Brown (Mike); brother, Glenn Underwood; sisters, Ruth Rock, Nora Johnson; 10 grandchildren; ...
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Lois Fryer Wilson

July 31, 1929 - December 4, 2016

Mrs. Lois Fryer Wilson, age 87, of Shepherdsville returned to her Heavenly Father on December 4, 2016. Mrs. Wilson retired from Louisville Bedding, worked at Wal-Mart and was a member of Eastern Gate Baptist Church. Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, Albert Fryer and Emma Neff Huff; husband, Carl Wilson; son, Carl Wilson, Jr.; granddaughter, Amy Marie; sister, Alice Baker...
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Betty Lou Crawford Hardin

February 23, 1931 - December 4, 2016

Mrs. Betty Lou Crawford Hardin, age 85, of West Buechel returned to her Heavenly Father on December 4, 2016. Mrs. Hardin was a homemaker and member of Buechel Church of Christ. Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, William Crawford and Florence Cowherd; husband, Perry W. Hardin; children, Harold Wells, Perry Hardin, Jr., Robert Hardin, Anna Ruth Burgin and Linda Sullivan;...
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Thomas Franklin Davis

January 5, 1942 - December 4, 2016

Mr. Thomas F. Davis, age 74, of Hillview, returned to his Heavenly Father on December 4, 2016. Mr. Davis retired from New Orleans East, and was a talented chef. Mr. Davis was a real outdoors kind of guy and loved his plants and gardening. Among those that preceded him in death include his parents, Benjamin and Marie Davis; and two sisters. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 51...
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Patricia D. "Trish" Snow

November 16, 1958 - December 3, 2016

Patricia D. "Trish" Snow, 58, of Bullitt County returned to her Heavenly Father Saturday, December 3, 2016. Ms. Snow was born November 16, 1958 in Louisville, was an Administrative Assistant for Anthem and a member of Signs and Wonders Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Frances Murphy Snow. She leaves to cherish her memory her brother, Steven Snow (Darlene); nephews...
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Leonard Earl Dever

August 23, 1919 - December 3, 2016

Leonard Earl Dever, 97, of Okolona returned to his Heavenly Father Saturday, December 3, 2016. Mr. Dever was born August 23, 1919 in Boston, Kentucky and was a United States Army veteran who served in World War II. He was retired from L & N Railroad after 44 years of service and was a member of Christian Assembly Church. Among those who preceded him in death include, his wife, Mary Loraine...
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Landon Michael Barrick

December 2, 2016 - December 2, 2016

Infant Landon Michael Barrick, returned to his Heavenly Father on Friday, December 2, 2016. He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents, Adam Barrick and Lauren Hiter; siblings, Caleb Hiter, Vinny Powell, Rylin Barrick, Kashton Barrick; grandparents, Michael and Becky Mello-Hiter, Christine Stanford, Freddy and LaDonna Barrick; great- grandparents, Billy and JoAnne Mello, Effie Barrick; great-...
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David Wayne Childress

January 7, 1961 - December 2, 2016

David Wayne Childress, 55, of Louisville, returned to his Heavenly Father on December 2, 2016. Among those that have preceded him in death include his brother, Charles Edward Childress Jr. He leaves to cherish his memory, parents, Bill and Doris Bruner; sisters, Penny Richards of Smithville Tn., Victoria Graves of Lebanon Tn.; brother, Russell Childress of Louisville, Scott Bruner of Louisville,...
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Frank Lloyd Wilkins

September 4, 1955 - December 2, 2016

Mr. Frank Lloyd Wilkins, age 61, of Okolona, returned to his Heavenly Father on Friday, December 2, 2016. Mr. Wilkins was employed at FedEx and he was a member of Prudy Hill Dock Association. He was a significant presence in everyone's heart and family. Among those who preceded him in death include, his parents, Clarence and Louise Wilkins and his brother, Terry Wilkins. He leaves to cherish...
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Dola Gail Washburn

January 18, 1935 - December 2, 2016

Dola Gail Washburn, 81, of Okolona, returned to her Heavenly Father on Friday, December 2, 2016. Preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Washburn; parents, Charles and Estella Lindle; grandson, Ray-Ray Davis sister, Juanita Scott; and son-in-law, Jessie Davis. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Fay Dean Davis, Alice Collins (Dan), Billy Washburn (Karen), Ronnie Washburn (Terry),...
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Doris Ethel LaRue

April 6, 1942 - December 1, 2016

Doris Ethel LaRue, 74, of Lebanon Junction returned to her Heavenly Father Thursday, December 1, 2016. Among those who preceded her in death include her husband of 54 years, Kenneth LaRue who passed away three weeks ago, and sibling, Muriel Harring. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Steven LaRue (Ann), Lisa LaRue Mayfield (Wayne), Chris LaRue (Kim); grandchildren, Sierra...
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Bernetty Thompson

April 21, 1938 - December 1, 2016

Bernetty Thompson, 78, of Shepherdsville, returned to her Heavenly Father on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Mrs. Thompson worked for Paramount Foods for 27 years where she was a member of Teamsters Local 89, and she enjoyed most recently working at the Bullitt Co. I-65 South rest stop. She was a member of Grace Union Baptist Church. Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, Johnnie...
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Jane M. Mefford

July 30, 1962 - November 30, 2016

Mrs. Jane M. Mefford, age 54, of Okolona, returned to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Jane was a retired lunchroom supervisor at Moore High School and a 1982 graduate of Southern High School. She was preceded in death by her parents, Al and Nancy Bayer; sister, Janet Embry and brother, Marty Bayer. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 21 years, Jimmy Mefford;...
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Ruth Earleen Roederer

October 29, 1941 - November 30, 2016

Mrs. Ruth Earleen Roederer, age 75, of Shepherdsville, returned to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Mrs. Roederer was born in Louisville, KY on October 29, 1941 to the late Earl William and Martha Aileen Gagel. She was a member of Hebron Lane Church of Christ. Among those who preceded her in death include, her son, George Phillip Roederer. She leaves to cherish her memory,...
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Jean Marie Holthouser Hopkins

September 24, 1930 - November 29, 2016

Mrs. Jean Holthouser Hopkins, age 86, of Louisville, returned to her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Among those who preceded her in death include, her husband, Arnold Hopkins; son, David Spayd; parents, Joseph and Gladys Holthouser and sister, Donna Adams. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Terri Curran (Mark); daughter- in- law, Donna Sue Spayd; grandchildren,...
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Jay Scott, Jr.

September 26, 1943 - November 29, 2016

Jay Scott Jr., 73, of Pioneer Village returned to his Heavenly Father Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Mr. Scott was born September 26, 1943 in Celina, Tennessee. He was a United States Army veteran who served during Vietnam and a retired truck driver from A-1 Express. Mr. Scott was an outdoorsman who loved fishing, boating and camping, especially at Bailey's Point Campground on Barren River with...
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Emogene "Jean" Ellen Blakley

April 17, 1927 - November 28, 2016

Mrs. Emogene E. Rule Blakley, age 89, of Hillview returned to her Heavenly Father on November 28, 2016. Mrs. Blakley was a homemaker and member of Summit Hills Baptist Church. Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, Goldrick and Madoline Carr Rule; first husband, Thomas O'Brien; and brother, Charles Rule. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 15 years, Paul...
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Marlene J. Hoffman Birt

July 18, 1943 - November 27, 2016

Mrs. Marlene J. Hoffman Birt, age 73, of Campbellsville, formerly of Louisville returned to her Heavenly Father on November 27, 2016. Mrs. Birt was a child care provider and homemaker. Mrs. Birt was a member of Fairdale Christian Church and Woodlawn Baptist Church. Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, Maurice and Jewel Clark Hoffman; husband, Tom Birt; sisters, Pat and Dot;...
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Morris C. Longacre

April 7, 1939 - November 26, 2016

Mr. Morris C. Longacre, age 77, of Shepherdsville, Ky. returned to his Heavenly Father on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Morris was a 1957 graduate of Southern High School, a 1962 graduate of Western Kentucky University, an honorary graduate of Fairdale High School, a retired educator and administrator for the Jefferson County Public School System, a member of Davidson Memorial United Methodist...
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William "Billy" Dezern

January 1, 1995 - November 26, 2016

Dezern, William Lee "Billy" age 21, returned to his Heavenly Father November 26, 2016. He worked in construction for Louisville Custom Pools. He is preceded in death by his mother, Brenda Dezern; uncle, Donnie Tingle. Mr. Dezern leaves to cherish his memory, father, Kenneth Dezern; brothers, Matthew Patrick (Angela), Kenneth Dezern Jr. (Heaven Hernandez); fiancé, Taylor McDonald; grandmothers,...
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David Aaron Adams

August 10, 1945 - November 25, 2016

Adams, David Aaron, age 71 of Brooks returned to his Heavenly Father November 25, 2016 at Norton Hospital Downtown. David was born August 10, 1945 in Louisville to Raymond and Ethel Adams. He was proud to have boxed with the Mayers youth program and having the opportunity to box for golden gloves. He graduated from Durrett High School in 1964. After servicing 6 years in the Navy and working at...
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Joseph Goodman

November 3, 1935 - November 25, 2016

Joseph "Bill" Goodman age 81 of Hillview returned to his Heavenly Father on Friday, November 25, 2016 with family by his side. Among those who preceded him in death are his parents, Merritt and Ruby Goodman; wife Betty Goodman. He was a retiree of Ashland Oil after 41 years of service and a faithful member of Jefferson Hill Old Time Baptist Church. He leaves to cherish his memory his children,...
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Joyce M. Bain

November 8, 1931 - November 24, 2016

Ms. Joyce Marie Bain, age 85, of Okolona, returned to her Heavenly Father on November 24, 2016. Ms. Bain was born on November 8, 1931 in Waterton, Tennessee. Among those who preceded her in death include, her parents and her son James Bain. She leaves to cherish her memory, her son; Charlie Bain (Debbie); three grandchildren, Dusty, Zack, and Nick; many other grandchildren and great...
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Marjorie Grider

June 1, 1917 - November 23, 2016

Grider, Marjorie Vern Acra, age 99, of Jeffersontown returned to her Heavenly Father, November 23, 2016 at Good Samaritan. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. Those who precede her in death include her husband, Guy R. Grider; children, Guy Grider Jr.; Thelma Louise Grider; parents, John Acra, Bessie Young; sister, Violet Rixman; brother, Maurice Acra; granddaughter, Jill Ayers-Reed. Mrs....
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Barbara Ann Ford

August 12, 1942 - November 23, 2016

Barbara Ann Ford age 74 of Hillview returned to her Heavenly Father on November 23, 2016. She was a retired secretary for Southern State Co-Op. Among those who preceded her in death are her parents, Karl and Betty Stocker. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, Jim Ford Sr.; daughters, Carla Burford (Terry), Cindy Stone (Gregg) and Donna Ford; sons, Danny Anderson (Missy), Randy...
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Thomas Glenn Pierce

September 3, 1976 - November 22, 2016

Thomas Glenn Pierce, 40, of Louisville, returned to his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Mr. Pierce worked for American Roofing & Metal Company. Among those that preceded him in death include his brother, Jason "Oppie" Pierce; and grandparents, Alvin & Mary Ann Fischer. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughters, Emily and Katelyn; their mother, Melissa Graft; siblings, Lisa...
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Perry O'Neil Durall

November 17, 1929 - November 22, 2016

Mr. Perry O' Neil Durall, age 87, of Okolona, returned to his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Mr. Durall was Deacon Emeritus at Bethlehem Baptist Church where he served diligently in many positions, including, Sunday school teacher and Bible Study leader for over 25 years. He retired from International Harvesters after 34 years of service. He also retired from Jefferson County...
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Robert C. Allen

February 18, 1952 - November 20, 2016

Robert C. Allen, 64, of Louisville, returned to his Heavenly Father on Sunday, November 20, 2016. Robert was a Naval Seabee and a Kentucky Colonel. He was also a member of Okolona Christian Church. Mr. Allen is preceded in death by parents, Joe and Ruth Allen; daughter Katrina Buckner; and brothers, Sonny Allen, Donald Allen. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Deborah Jewell Allen;...
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Shelby Ray Nokes

January 3, 1938 - November 20, 2016

Mr. Shelby Ray Nokes, age 78 of Okolona, returned to his Heavenly Father on Sunday, November 20, 2016. Mr. Nokes was born January 3, 1938 to the late Arnie and Mary Nokes. Mr. Nokes was an ARMY Veteran and a retired B.F. Goodrich employee. Mr. Nokes loved spending time with his grandsons; he was a man that would tell it like it is, and could also make anyone smile at anytime. Mr. Nokes was a...
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Guy "Bo" Morris

March 25, 1938 - November 18, 2016

Guy "Bo" Morris, 78, of Hillview returned to his Heavenly Father Friday, November 18, 2016. Mr. Morris was born March 25, 1938 in Morgantown, West Virginia and was retired from Paramount Foods. He loved his dog Lucy and riding motorcycles. Among those who preceded him in death include, his parents, Guy Charles and Mary Margaret Morris; sister, Louise Cologie; son-in-law, Greg Curry; brother-in...
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Jay Todd Bessey

October 19, 1968 - November 17, 2016

Jay Todd Bessey Always a vigilant seeker of knowledge, Jay Todd Bessey was welcomed into a world of more expansive knowledge by his Heavenly Father on November 17, 2016. Born October 19, 1968, Jay excelled in the academic arena. He was valedictorian of Taylorsville High School, a National Merit Scholar, and qualified Mensa. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in...
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Della Mae Riddle

December 3, 1942 - November 17, 2016

Della Mae Riddle, 73, of Hillview returned to her Heavenly Father Thursday, November 17, 2016. Mrs. Riddle was born December 3, 1942 in Columbia, Kentucky and previously worked for Louisville Optical. Among those who preceded her in death include, her husband, George W. Riddle; parents, Willie Ray and Bonnie Lea Corbin Sinclair; siblings, Donald Sinclair, Dorcas Rouark, Duell F. Sinclair and...
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Mary Sue Hack

May 13, 1940 - November 14, 2016

Mrs. Mary "Sue" Hack, age 76, of Louisville, returned to her Heavenly Father on Monday, November 14, 2016. Mrs. Hack was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #576. Among those who preceded her in death include, her husband, Lindell Hack; parents, Hershel and Myrtle Duvall and two brothers, Jewell and Jay Duvall. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Lyndell Hack (Sherrie), Julie...
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Rick Brown

May 1, 1951 - November 14, 2016

Rick Brown, 65, of Prospect returned to his Heavenly Father Monday, November 14, 2016. Mr. Brown was born May 1, 1951 in Louisville and was President of Brown Sprinkler Corporation. He was a graduate of University of Louisville and an avid U of L fan. He is preceded in death by his sister, Carol Wildt. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Cherri Brown; daughter, Casey Brown; stepchildren...
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James Pace

December 20, 1926 - November 14, 2016

Mr. James Pace, age 89, of New Haven, returned to his Heavenly Father on Monday, November 14, 2016. Mr. Pace was born December 20, 1926 to the late Fredrick and Lillian Pace. Mr. Pace was a machinist for Derby Cone Company which makes ice cream cones. Among those who preceded him in death include his wife, Joan Pace; and his son, John Raymond Pace. He leaves to cherish his memory his children...
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Donna Glenn

September 28, 1949 - November 13, 2016

Glenn, Donna L. age 67, of Hillview, returned to her Heavenly Father November 13, 2016 at Senica Place. She worked as Registered Nurse for Baptist Hospital for 38 years. Ms. Glenn leaves to cherish her memory, children, Steven Lee Brown, Michael Brown, Angie Wells; grandchildren, Kirstin, Brandon; brother, Eddie McCrocklen; sister, Linda McCrocklen. Funeral Service will be conducted at 5 p.m....
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Ken G. Ochs

November 12, 2016

Mr. Ken G. Ochs, age 69, of Mt. Washington, returned to his Heavenly Father on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Mr. Ochs was the retired owner of Derby Town Imports, a United States Army Veteran, a member of Okolona Street Rods and the National Street Rod Association. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His family was his life, he loved them so much. Among those who preceded him in...
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Edward West , Sr.

May 17, 1938 - November 12, 2016

Edward C. West Sr. age 78 of Shepherdsville returned to his Heavenly Father on November 12, 2016. Among those who preceded him in death are his parents Dillard and Classie West; wife, Lela West; brothers, Bernie and Timmy West. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Patty Hall (Carl), Edward West Jr.; brother, Obia West (Judy); girlfriend, Yuri Peacock; stepchildren, Rickie Gibbs, Reta...
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Raymond McGruder

December 8, 1926 - November 11, 2016

Raymond G. McGruder, 89, of Shepherdsville, passed away peacefully on November 11. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Maxine; their two sons, Kevin (Cheryl) and Gary (Ann); grandson John Tyler McGruder and sisters Lita Crady (Danny) and Rhonda Keith. Ray had a full and productive life marked by many accomplishments and adventures. He was the son of James Tilden McGruder and Teresa...
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Mary Louise Donovan

August 21, 1916 - November 11, 2016

Mrs. Mary Louise Donovan, age 100, of Highview, returned to her Heavenly Father on Friday, November 11, 2016. Mrs. Donovan was born in Ewing, Ky. on August 21, 1916 and was a homemaker and a caregiver to her son. Among those who preceded her in death include, her husband Omar Jones Donovan; her son June Case Donovan; and her parents, Rolla Frank and Sudie Mae Case. She leaves to cherish her...
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Doris J. Bryant

December 28, 1956 - November 11, 2016

Bryant, Doris J. age 59, of Okolona returned to her Heavenly Father November 11, 2016 at St. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital. She worked in accounts payable for Jones Plastics & Engineering and was an Army Veteran of the National Guard. She is preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Clara Abell-Landers; brother, George Landers Sr.; Mrs. Bryant leaves to cherish her memory, husband of 40 years,...
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Michael Wise

November 26, 1952 - November 11, 2016

Michael Wise age 63 of Okolona returned to his Heavenly Father on November 11, 2016. Among those who preceded him in death are his parents, Louie and Charlotte Wise; sister, Cindy Blessitt, Debbie Nava; brother, Bucky Wise; stepson, J.P. Raper. He was a traffic controller for Louisville Metro Police Department. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Nikki (Howard) Wise; daughter, Rosie...
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Maxine Evans Nelson

January 23, 1924 - November 11, 2016

Mrs. Maxine M. Nelson, age 92, of Fairdale, returned to her Heavenly Father on Friday, November 11, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Nelson was a homemaker and a member of St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church. Among those who preceded her in death include, her husband, Harry L. Nelson; granddaughter, Shawna Marcum; brothers, Joseph "JC" Evans, George E. Evans, William ...
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Gwendolyn Kay Porter

September 30, 1948 - November 10, 2016

Porter, Gwenolyn "Kay", age 68, of Okolona returned to her Heavenly Father November 10, 2016 at her residence. Kay worked as the Birth Certificate Clerk for Norton Hospital. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Arthur Porter Jr.; parents, Robert and Lorene Sullenger; brother, Robert Neil Sullenger Jr.; nephew, Donald Neil Sullenger. Mrs. Porter leaves to cherish her memory, son, James...
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