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Anna Corene Jones

November 2, 1931 - April 21, 2014

JONES, ANNA CORENE, 82, of Louisville, passed away April 21, 2014. She was born to Clinton and Grace (Bird) Graham on November 2, 1932, and will be missed by all. She was a member of VFW Post 1181. She was preceded in death by her parents; a loving husband of 59 years, William E. Jones; a son, Terry Jones; sisters, Dorothy Felton (Glenn) and Delores Dugle (Doug); brothers, Abert Graham (Mary) and...
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Graham Lewis McClellan, Jr.

July 17, 1936 - April 21, 2014

McClellan, Graham Lewis , Jr. "Junie", 77, of Louisville, KY passed away peacefully at home, Monday April 21, 2014 with his family by his side. He was a retired millwright from International Harvester and Millwright Local 1031 and a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a member of St. Polycarp Catholic Church and a lifetime member of its booster club.He was a proud graduate of Flaget High School class of...
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John J. "Jack" Cronen, Sr.

October 6, 1924 - April 19, 2014

Cronen, John J. "Jack" Sr., 89 of Louisville passed away April 19, 2014 at his residence He was a retired dispatcher and truck driver for both Silver Fleet and Mason-Dixon Truck Lines, a member of Teamsters Local 89 and , American Legion Portland Post 278 and Shawnee VFW Post 3204. He was an Army veteran of WWII serving proudly on Omaha Beach on D-Day. He is preceded in death by his parents...
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Sherren Laverne Gagel

April 23, 1944 - April 11, 2014

Gagel, Sherren Laverne, 69, of Louisville, passed away Friday April 11, 2014. She was a former nurse at Central State Hospital, and attended Southeast Christian Church. She is survived by her loving husband, Paul F. Gagel; sons, Harold White, James White, and John Napier; daughters, Doris Owens and Debra White; brothers, Eugene Beneteau and James Murphy; sisters, Susan and Darlene Beneteau; 14...
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Lucille Leaf

June 14, 1928 - April 11, 2014

Leaf, Lucille J. Smalley, 85, passed away Friday April 11, 2014. She was a retired auditor for the I.R.S. and a life long member of Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church (St. Helens Campus). She is survived by her son, J. Warren Smalley (Rebecca) and three grandsons, Joey, Shawn, and Daniel Smalley. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am Tuesday at her church 4005 Dixie Highway with burial...
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Patricia Elaine Swope

March 18, 1936 - April 10, 2014

Swope, Patricia Elaine, 78, passed away Thursday April 10, 2014. Elaine was a retired payroll accountant for Seven County Services after 23 years of service. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and Life Bridge Christian Church. Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; Joseph and Dorothy Whelan, a brother Larry Whelan, a sister Gayle Heselschwerdt, her sons; USMC Sgt....
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John Wayne Vaught

October 31, 1955 - April 9, 2014

Vaught, John Wayne, 58, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. He retired from the Metro Sewer District and was a member of the International Labor Union #576. He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris Wayne and Margaret Vaught. He is survived by his daughter, Margaret Vaught; sons, Wayne Smith, Johnny and Sam Vaught; and brothers, Ernest and Jackie...
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Mary Margaret Selent

February 9, 1934 - April 4, 2014

Selent, Mary Margaret (nee Graninger) was born on February 9, 1934, and died on April 4, 2014. Frank, Mary's husband of 61 years, and who lovingly, patiently and tirelessly cared for her during the many years of Mary's decline, was with her when she died. Also with Mary were many of her children, grandchildren and friends, who along with Frank were the love of Mary's life. Mary is survived...
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Mary Teresa Ward

June 18, 1924 - March 31, 2014

Ward, Mary Teresa, 89, passed away peacefully Monday, March 31, 2014 at her home with her girls by her side. She was a member of Incarnation Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Louis B. Ward, brothers; Mac, Bud, Snook, Bob, Red and John Browning. She is survived by her children Betty Jean Carter (Jerry), Mary Lou Cannon (Jimmy), Ruth Korbylo, Joyce Willis (Jim) and...
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Clara L. Hall

March 21, 1934 - March 31, 2014

Hall, Clara Lavern (McBride), 80, of Louisville, passed away Monday March 31, 2014 at her home after a courageous battle with Alzheimers. She was retired from Transit Authority of River City (TARC) after 22 years of service. She was preceded in death by her father, Earl D. McBride; mother, Mamie Marie (Gambill) McBride; sister, Lola May Keithley and brother, Russell Lee McBride. She is...
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Wanda June Richardson

January 26, 1947 - March 29, 2014

Richardson, Wanda June (Turner), 67, of Louisville, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. She was born January 26, 1947 in Monticello, KY. She grew up in Battletown, KY and moved to Louisville in 1964 where she met the love of her life, Jimmy, and would have celebrated 50 years of marriage in September. She is preceded in death by her parents, William Marion...
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Eva N. Ammon

September 30, 1929 - March 28, 2014

Ammon, Eva N., 84, of Louisville, passed away Friday March 28, 2014 at Rockford Manor Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Edward W. Ammon Sr. She is survived by sons, Darrell S. Ammon (Charlene), Edward W. Ammon Jr., and Stephen F. Ammom; daughter, Mary A. Norris; sisters, Ruby J. Black and Ann Tijerina; grandchildren, Bryan Ammon, Heather Holmes (Logan), Bradley...
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June E. Weilage

October 21, 1927 - March 28, 2014

Weilage, June E., 86, of Louisville, passed away Friday March 28, 2014 at Signature Healthcare South. She was a retired Executive Secretary for Loews-P. Lorillard Tobacco Corp. She is survived by her niece that cared for her, June Meredith. Her funeral service will be 2p.m. Sunday at Ratterman Grand Chapels, 4832 Cane Run Road, with a private burial in Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be...
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Kathy Carroll

March 26, 1940 - March 25, 2014

Carroll, Kathy, 73, passed away March 25, 2014 at Essex Health & Rehabilitation Center. Preceded in death by her son Johnny Busby; she is survived by her sons, Gary Busby and W. Duane Hayes; daughters, Janet Stamper and Barbara Stamper-Downs; sisters, Janis Wyatt and Barbara Renick; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 28, at 2:00 p.m. at...
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Keefer Dakota Webb

December 29, 1993 - March 21, 2014

Webb, Keefer Dakota, 20 went home to his Lord Friday March 21, 2014, after struggling with a medical condition for nearly four years. A sports enthusiast, Keefer had played soccer and football with local YMCA teams, his elementary school, Guttermuth, and had supported Doss High School Football where he had attended high school. Keefer was a member of Hillview Baptist Church where his...
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D.A. Draper

August 1, 1930 - March 14, 2014

Draper, D. A., 83, passed away March 14, 2014 at Park Terrace. He was a retired carpenter for Local Union #64 and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife, of 54 years, Mary "Elaine" Draper; son, Charles Draper (Beth); sisters, Martha Jones and Edna LaHue; granddaughter, Hope Draper; and great-granddaughter, Terra Renee. Funeral service will Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at...
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Barbara Ellegood

August 14, 1938 - March 11, 2014

Ellegood, Barbara, 75, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Barbara retired from Philip Morris after 27 years of service. She is survived by her daughters, Debra A. White (Faron), Cindy Carroll (Terry), Denise Puckett (Tim) and Nancy Ellegood; son, Mark Ellegood (Radonna); sisters, Carolyn Kinder and Joyce Richardson;...
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Cuba Robinson

September 8, 1937 - March 11, 2014

Robinson, Cuba, 76, died Sunday March 9, 2014 at Meadowview Health & Rehab. She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Becky Cissell. She is survived by her sons, Robert and Tony Underwood; brother, Frank Huff; and grandchildren, Charissa Sherry, Roger Underwood, Tessa Osborne, Zachary Cissell, Benjamin Cissell; and Angela Rose Underwood; and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral...
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Verna Louise Brown

October 12, 1923 - February 25, 2014

Brown, Verna Louise, 90, of Louisville passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014. She is the only child of her parents, and is preceded in death by her husband, Jesse I. Brown, Sr. She is survived by her sons, Jesse, Tommy (Mimie), Roger (Debbie), Mark (Sheryl), Jeffrey, and Michael (Terri) Brown; her daughters, Diane Druen (Phillip), Gloria Sanders (David, Sr.), Phyllis Brown, Paula Brown, Robin...
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Delbert Earl Lappin, Jr.

October 29, 1955 - February 22, 2014

Lappin, Delbert Earl Jr., 58, of Louisville passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014. He was an assistant coordinator for Louisville Metro Housing Authority and a member of the Louisville Street Rods. He is survived by his wife Mary Lappin, sons; Steven Burton, Jon and Ben Mitchell; daughters, Booda and Stephanie Lappin; brother, Wesley Johnson and sister Linda Sandefur; grandchildren; Austin,...
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Gerald A. Daniels

March 24, 1943 - February 16, 2014

DANIELS, GERALD A., 70, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014. He retired from Ford Motor Company (L.A.P.) after 36 years of service and was an Army veteran and a 32nd degree Mason. He had a passion for Harley-Davidson motorcycles and the outdoors. Being an experienced hunter, he won the Kentucky Championship for three straight years in crossbow archery competition and also was an avid supporter...
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Paul Bibelhauser

April 14, 1937 - February 16, 2014

Bibelhauser, Paul J., 76, of Louisville, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center. He was a retired Chemical Operator for Rohm and Haas Co. He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Bibelhauser; sons, Todd (Jeannie) and Steve (Diana) Bibelhauser, and George (Bonnie) Barnette; daughters, Esther Hartlage (Tim), Sally Lawrence (Brian), Bonnie Davis (John) and Libby...
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Nick Edward Baker, Sr.

October 15, 1941 - February 15, 2014

BAKER, NICK EDWARD SR., 72, went to be with his Heavenly Father on February 15, 2014. He is survived by his sons, Nick Edward Baker II and Michael Kevin Baker; brother, Ralph Baker; sisters, Shirley Ann Harvey and Josephine Kaufman; and grandchildren, Dalton Baker, Brianna Milburn and Ashley Duvall. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2014 at Ratterman Grand Chapels, 4832 Cane...
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Evelyn Jane Brumleve

November 4, 1926 - February 10, 2014

Brumleve, Evelyn Jane, 87, of Louisville died February 10, 2014. She was born November 4, 1926 to Edwin & Eva (Harbeson) Hochstrasser in Corydon, Indiana. She married her husband Norman on April 3rd, 1948. They shared 53 years together. She had a very special gift for making friends easily and enjoying life. She was a member of the American Legion Post #220 and worked numerous years at Olin...
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Cynthia Lynn Lapan

November 15, 1945 - February 4, 2014

Lapan, Cynthia Lynn, 68, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Kindred Hospital. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church. She also was preceded in death by her husband Bill Lapan. She is survived by her sons, Tom (Kathy) and Tim (Sammy) Rifenbark; brother, Gilman Burge; 3 grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and extended family. Her funeral service will be 1 p.m....
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Orville Edward Culler

January 19, 1939 - February 2, 2014

Culler, Orville "Edward", 75, passed away Sunday February 2, 2014. A former resident of Bardstown and Georgetown, KY., he was an ironworker and retired from Barton Distillery. Survived by his daughter, Luanne Rountree, his brother, Thomas Culler, and granddaughters, Christina and Tabitha. Ed is also survived by nieces Patty, Brenda, Terrie, and Dana as well as other nieces and nephews, and his...
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Linda Lee Milby

April 26, 1932 - January 30, 2014

Milby, Linda Lee, 81, of Louisville, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014. She was a retired production worker for The Old Louisville News. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Viola Martin and her loving husband, Charles Milby. Linda is survived by her sons; Charles Edward (Brenda) and Lanham (Stephanie) Milby; daughters, Barbara Jaggers (Albert), Debra Ashley, and Sharon...
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Rocie Bendixen

January 23, 1935 - January 27, 2014

Bendixen, Rocie, 79, of Louisville joined her heavenly Father January 27, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. Rocie was a faithful Christian and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by Fred her loving husband of 52 years, her parents Katie & Herbert Renfrow, sisters Raphael and Susie and brothers Alton, Duke and Orvel. Rocie is survived by her...
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Jorge Javier "Jay" Marcos

January 10, 1973 - January 23, 2014

Marcos, Jorge Javier "Jay", 41, passed away Thursday January 23, 2014, at his home. He was a technician with Jarvis Heating And Cooling. He is survived by his girlfriend, Cathy Lynn Ferrill; father, Miguel Marcos Jr.; brothers, Jose Alberto Marcos and Miguel A. "Mike" Marcos; sister, Vanessa Marcos. Cremation was chosen. Ratterman Grand Chapels, 4832 Cane Run Rd.
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Frances Louise Hicks

May 29, 1929 - January 21, 2014

Hicks, Frances Louise McDole, 84, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday January 21, 2014 at Kindred Hospital. She is survived by her loving husband, Willis Hicks; son, Danny McDole; daughters, Debra Probus, Evelyn Ray and Bonnie Casto; step-daughters, Judy Gibbs, Mary Hensley and Brenda Bradley; step-son, Joey Lee Hicks; 15 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren. Her funeral service will be 12p...
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Dennis Michael "Mike" Ridge

December 15, 1941 - January 21, 2014

Ridge , Dennis Michael "Mike", 72, passed away at his home Tuesday , January 21, 2014. He was a greeter for Walmart on Westport Rd. & Gene Synder where he worked for 10 years. He loved being with his daughter and granddaughter and spending time in his garden. He was predeceased in death by his parents, and his brother and sister-in-law, John and Mary Ann Ridge. He is survived by his daughter...
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Betty Lou LeMasters

September 4, 1948 - January 19, 2014

LeMasters, Betty L., 65, passed away Sunday January 19, 2014. She was a glass cutter for National Products. She is survived by her sons, James and William Blain, a brother Dale Goodman, sisters Brenda Lawrence and Sue Goodman and by three grandchildren Jordan, Ally and Lexi. Her funeral service will be Thursday at 7 pm at Ratterman Grand Chapels 4832 Cane Run Road with burial in Bethany...
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Ruth McKenzie Dearing

February 3, 1921 - January 12, 2014

Dearing, Ruth Winelle (McKenzie) Kunker, 92, passed away peacefully at St. Matthews Golden Living Center Sunday January 12, 2014. She was a member of Harvest Church of God and was a lifelong devoted Christian who loved her church and especially her family. She was a retired nursing assistant at Audubon Hospital and the old St. Joseph Hospital where she had worked for 33 years. She was preceded...
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Gina Maria Sprowl

December 30, 1967 - January 11, 2014

Sprowl, Gina Maria, 46, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, January 11, 2014 after a valiant seven year battle fighting Lymphoma. She was a member of Morningside Baptist Church. She loved Greenwood Bingo, her dogs, camping, her church, and especially her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Mark Sprowl; sons, Chris and Michael Sprowl; daughters, Heather and...
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Richard Joseph Coulter II

September 29, 1988 - January 9, 2014

Coulter, Richard Joseph "Rick", 25, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2014. Rick was an avid UK fan and enjoyed playing basketball. His children and finance meant more to him than anything. He was always telling jokes and putting smiles on everyone's faces and making everyone laugh. There was never a dull moment when you spent time with Rick. He is survived by his parents, Rick and Mary...
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William Thomas Caster

May 2, 1932 - January 8, 2014

Caster, William Thomas, 81, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014. He was born on May 2, 1932 to the late George Dennis Caster, Sr. and Rosalia Barker Caster. Mr. Caster was preceded in death by his brothers: George Caster, Jr. and Donald Paul Caster; and sister, Patricia A. Oberhausen. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy E. Caster and sister, Mary Virginia Weber (James) and several...
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Pamela Kay Davis

May 29, 1958 - January 6, 2014

Davis, Pamela Kay, 55, passed away Monday, January 6, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Lee Davis in 2011 and her sister, Donna Purcell. She is survived by her son, David Lee Davis, II; daughters, Hope Perry (Dallas) and Charlie Davis; her brothers, Mike, Larry, Gary and Terry Bruce; and her sisters, Carolyn Hagan, Teresa Roeder, Tina Roeder and Wanda Hayes and her...
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James R. Broughton

September 18, 1973 - January 5, 2014

BROUGHTON, JAMES R., 40, of Valley Station, KY, born September 18, 1973, passed away on January 5, 2014 at Southwest Hospital. He was preceded in death by mother, Doris Brawand. He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Kristi Broughton; his two sons Nicholas and Andrew; father James Broughton and sister Danielle Phelps. James was a loving husband, wonderful dad and a good friend to everyone...
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Rebecca Louise Cissell

June 10, 1964 - January 3, 2014

Cissell, Rebecca Louise Underwood, 49, passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family after her long but vibrant battle with breast cancer. Her everlasting hope for "today" was an inspiration to all who loved her. She was a native of Louisville and enjoyed her job as sales associate for the Neighborhood Walmart Store on Poplar Level Road where she worked for 12 years. She is survived by...
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Adrieanna Abell Guetig

October 28, 1939 - January 2, 2014

Guetig, Adrieanna Abell, 74, passed away Thursday January 2, 2014 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Guetig and son, Joseph Guetig. She is survived by her sons; John Victor (Rhonda) and George Allen (Colleen) Guetig; daughter-in-law, Margaret Guetig, and 5 grandchildren. Her Funeral Service will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at...
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Debra Marie Decker

December 5, 1957 - January 1, 2014

Decker, Debra Marie, 56, passed away January 1, 2014 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. She was an assembler at American Printing House for the Blind. She is survived by her husband and best friend William "Bill" Decker; daughter, Katie Thorp; grandchildren, Kayla Gates, Gavin Litchford and Leah Marie Stone; brothers, Stephen Palmer and Delbert Thorp. Her visitation will be held at...
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Mary Arlene Topping

April 4, 1940 - December 19, 2013

Topping, Mary Arlene, 73, of Louisville, passed away Thursday December 19, 2013 at her home. She is survived by her sons, Leneil Topping, Kenneth Devore and Vernon Devore; daughters, Theresa Clark, Terry Monyhan, Rita Devore and Angela Woodall; sisters, Betty Whitlow, Suzy Stubbs, Rita Allen and Pat Coulter; 25 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Her funeral service will be 11a.m. Monday...
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John William Hornback

November 30, 1930 - December 18, 2013

Hornback, John William, 83, passed away December 18, 2013 at Park Terrace. He was a retired Supervisor for American Standard and a machinist for Nibco, as well as a van driver for Adult Daycare at the YMCA Southwest Branch. He was also an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Oma Hornback, his son who died in infancy and his sister, Neoma DaPonte. He is survived by...
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Joseph Daniel Hunt, Sr.

March 24, 1929 - December 17, 2013

Hunt, Joseph Daniel, Sr., 84, passed away December 17, 2013 at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital in Hardinsburg, Kentucky. He was a retired truck driver for All American Trucking, member of Teamsters Local 89, and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Susie; second wife, Betty; and a grandson, Joseph D. Hunt, III. He is survived by his sons, Danny ...
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Sandra JoAnn Simms

July 2, 1948 - December 16, 2013

Major, Sandra JoAnn Simms, 65, passed away peacefully after a long illness, Monday, December 16, 2013 at the home of her sister, surrounded by her family. She was a retired nurse for the Masonic Home. She was a wonderful loving mother and was a caregiver for many special people throughout her life, and forever loved Elvis! She was preceded in death by her husband "Billy" Major the love of...
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Donna Marie Messer

May 8, 1945 - December 12, 2013

Messer, Donna Marie, 68, of Louisville, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. She was a secretary for Naval Ordnance and a former Parishioner at the Old St. Matthias. She is survived by her loving husband, Donald Zorah Messer; daughters, Sharon Maddix (Tim), Lisa Uhls (Stewart), Pam Messer, Cindy Black, and Becky Baumbeck (Chandra); sister, Brenda Hodge ...
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Michael Ray Metcalf

March 27, 1993 - December 9, 2013

Michael Ray Metcalf, 20, passed away Monday December 9, 2013. He was a fun-loving young man who loved life to the fullest and one who would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. Survived by his mother, Melissa and his fathers, Thomas Metcalf and Joseph Miller, his sister Kasey Bryant, his brother Jacob Metcalf, and grandparents Mary Downey and Jimmy Bryant and John and Joyce Shelton...
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Teresa Ann Mannering

May 23, 1961 - December 8, 2013

Mannering, Teresa Ann, 52, passed away peacefully, Sunday December 8, 2013 surrounded by her family and friends at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. She was a server for Waffle House. She is survived by her husband Mike Mannering; daughter, Amanda Lee Hanka (Chauncey); brothers, Tony (Shari) and Paul (Angela) Bailey; sister, Estella Padgett, grandchildren Andromeda and Chauncey Hanka. Family...
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Glenda Faye Quillman

February 25, 1945 - December 6, 2013

Quillman, Glenda Faye, 68, of Louisville, passed away Friday, December 6, 2013 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. She was a native of Knott County, Kentucky and a retired utility worker for Enro Shirt Company. She is survived by her loving husband, Charles E. Quillman; sons, Glenn and Shannon Hicks; daughters, Kim Graham and Nickie Matz; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Her...
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James Ross Bundy

October 19, 1918 - December 5, 2013

Bundy, James Ross, 95, passed away Thursday December 5, 2013 at his residence. When Jim was born in 1918, it was a year of bad pneumonia and flu (Swine Flu). He had pneumonia at one year old and almost died they say. It left scars on his lungs. When he was called up for the Army in World War II, he was rejected because of the scars. They told him to go back working at defense plant B.F....
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Betty Reesor

April 14, 1950 - November 28, 2013

Reesor, Betty, 63, passed away Thursday November 28, 2013 at the Hosparus Inpatient Care Center. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her sister, Betty Whobrey; her cat, Precious; nephews, Charles Embry, Carl Embry, Harold Embry, Terrie Whobrey, and David Whobrey; nieces, Sue Jeffries, Nevada Allen, Juanita Embry and Kim Probus; and several other great nieces and...
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Charles Joseph Beaven

November 5, 1946 - November 26, 2013

Beaven, Charles J., 67, passed away Tuesday November 26, 2013 at Baptist Health Hospital, after a long struggle with the motor neuron disease known as A.L.S. or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Charles was a member of Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church. He was a physical therapist employed by several local hospitals over the years, starting with St. Anthony, followed by Norton Audubon and Norton...
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Rosie Mae Burkhead

June 19, 1929 - November 23, 2013

Burkhead, Rosie Mae, 84, of Louisville, passed away Saturday November 23, 2013 at Baptist Health Hospital. She was a retired press operator for VBM. Rosie was preceded in death by her loving husband Frank "Doc" Burkhead and sons, Harold and Moses Burkhead and a grandson, Nikki Burkhead. She is survived by her daughters, Linda Seidenfaden, Judy Griffin and Tammy Blair; son, David Burkhead;...
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Ernest "Ernie" Perry

April 17, 1943 - November 20, 2013

Perry, Ernest "Ernie", 70, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013. He was a retired motor repairman for Gatterdam Electric after 42 years of service, a member of St. Stephen United Church of Christ and an Army veteran of the Vietnam Era. He was preceded in death by his parents, Almon Mason Perry and Florence Perry; his brothers, Roy Wayne Perry and Marvin Thomas Perry; his sisters, Joyce...
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Tina Embry Clemerson

October 10, 1961 - November 19, 2013

Clemerson, Tina Embry, 52, passed away Tuesday , November 19, 2013 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a member of Rockford Lane Baptist Church. She was a proud graduate of Butler High School and the School of Hair Design and Cosmetology. She loved the outdoors and especially loved helping other people. She was preceded in death by...
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Leandra Stevens

August 11, 1948 - November 15, 2013

Stevens, Leandra, 65, passed away Friday, November 15, 2013 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. She is survived by her loving husband, Cole Stevens; daughter, Kristie Peary; mother, Grace Anderson; brother, Ed Anderson; and granddaughter, Bridgette Leveroni. Her memorial celebration will at Ratterman Grand Chapels, 4832 Cane Run Road, Wednesday, November 20th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ...
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Oliver "Bud" Childers

April 3, 1948 - November 14, 2013

Childers, Oliver "Bud", 65, of Louisville passed away Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Baptist Health Louisville. He was a retired self-employed truck driver for F & B Trucking and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Sylvia Childers; and brothers, James Edward and Grover Childers. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Bowen; daughter,...
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Richard Marion Walker

March 27, 1923 - November 8, 2013

Walker, Richard Marion, 90, of Louisville passed away Friday, November 8, 2013. He was a retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 of the United States Air Force and was a member of Ridgewood Baptist Church. He was a WWII Navy Veteran and a US Army and US Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, the former Maurine Morriss; daughters, Coleen "Chip" Lucas and...
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Vera Patricia Miller

June 12, 1963 - November 6, 2013

Miller, Vera Patricia, 50, of Louisville passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Norton Suburban Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Frank Miller; son, Frank Miller, Jr.; daughter, Kelly Miller; brother, Mark Pav (Dawn); and 4 grandchildren. The funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday at at Ratterman Grand Chapels, 4832 Cane Run Road. Visitation will be Saturday, 10:00 – 1...
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Layton Tony Wells

September 15, 1961 - November 2, 2013

Wells, Layton "Tony", 52, of Louisville passed away Saturday, November 2, 2013 at University of Louisville Hospital. He was preceded in death by his mother, Queen Wells Thompson and a sister, Edith Wells and a nephew Larry D. Johnson. He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Gwen (Roxanne) and Larry (Jovon) Wells, Jerome (Kim), Lamont (Rochelle) and Nicole Thompson; and a host of nieces...
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Arthur T. Meyer

August 4, 1922 - October 24, 2013

Meyer, Arthur T., 91, of Louisville passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Park Terrace. Art was born August 4, 1922 in Louisville, and was a World War II Army veteran with the 94th Infantry and a member of Mary Queen of Peace (St. Denis) Catholic Church. He retired from the City of Louisville. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ann Marie (Hartlage) Meyer; brother Jim Meyer; sister...
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Dorothy Marie Engle

August 9, 1937 - October 21, 2013

Engle, Dorothy, 76, passed away Monday October, 21, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ethel Sheckles. She is survived by her daughters, Debra Brooks (Ric) and Patricia Parkers; sisters, Clara Mae and Helen; 7 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Memorial Visitation will be 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Friday at Ratterman Grand Chapels, 4832 Cane Run Road.
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Virginia Fay Ray

July 18, 1939 - October 17, 2013

Ray, Virginia Fay, 74, of Louisville passed away Thursday, October 17, 2013 at home with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tony and Maggie Spurling. She is survived by her husband, Robert Ray; son, Larry Ray; daughters, Janice Hawkins (Mike) and Karen Lutz (Denny); brother, Floyd Spurling; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be at...
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Myrtle Goodman

October 29, 1934 - October 14, 2013

Goodman, Myrtle , 78, of Louisville passed away Monday, October 14, 2013 at home with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her son Edward Golladay and grandson Lenny. She was a supervisor at Packaging Service for many years and attended Freedom Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by her spouse, Jack Goodman, daughter, Darlene Grubbs, son Russell Golladay (Deloris);...
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James Bruce Lawrence

September 11, 1940 - October 11, 2013

Lawrence, James Bruce, 73, passed away Friday October 11, 2013 at Signature Health Care of Spencer County. He was a retired bus driver for Greyhound and a member of the Knights of Columbus and a Scottish Rite. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Johanna Lawrence. He is survived by his loving wife, Shelby Lawrence; sons, Jeffrey and Martin Lawrence; daughter, Amy Seaton;...
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Sharon Lynn Vornholt

June 27, 1953 - October 4, 2013

Vornholt,Sharon Lynn passed away Friday October 4, 2013 at Summerfield Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was a former seamstress for Spindletop Draperies and a graduate of Ursuline Academy. She was preceded in death by her parents Louis and Anna Nicoulin. She is survived by her loving husband Eugene Vornholt ; daughter, Amy Wiehebrink (Josh); son, Barry Vornholt (Lenora); brother, Jim...
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Jacqueline Tanner Taylor

February 15, 1958 - October 3, 2013

Jacqueline Tanner Taylor, age 55, entered her eternal home on October 3, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Owen & Christine Tanner; sister, Judy Chesser. She is survived by 3 children, Shaun and Stefanie Hughes and Shannon Duke; brothers, Dennis and Louis Tanner; sister, Amanda Stewart; and 4 Grandsons. Her funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Monday at Ratterman Grand Chapels...
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Dolores "Dee Dee" Schraeder

March 27, 1931 - September 29, 2013

SCHRAEDER, DOLORES RITA "DEE DEE," 82, went to the Lord on Sunday, September 29, 2013 . She was an active member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church , Derby City Hallmark Club and V.F.W. #1181 Ladies Auxiliary. She was the former secretary/treasurer for B & R Drywall Supply. She is survived by her husband, William J. Schraeder; daughters, Nanette Skinner (Neal), and Kathryn Bowling (Dean);...
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Mary Thelma Cecil

October 22, 1931 - September 23, 2013

Cecil, Mary Thelma, 81, passed away peacefully Monday September 23, 2013. She was a retired maintenance worker from C & G Products. She is survived by son, Joe Cecil; daughters Debbie Hoover, Margaret Brummett, Betty Rohleder and Tulla Cole; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Her funeral will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Mary Queen of Peace (St. Denis Campus...
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Billie J. Molinari

February 13, 1947 - September 12, 2013

Molinari, Billie J., 66, joined our heavenly Father Thursday September 12, 2013 at Baptist East Hospital. She was a member of Longfield First United Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Michael E. Molinari; parents, William C. and Thelma M. Maxwell; son, Michael "Joey" Molinari (April); daughter, Tammy High (Glenn); brother, Roy White (Bill); sister, Judy Brummett (Chet); half...
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Carl "Peewee" Mills

May 15, 1937 - September 4, 2013

Mills, Carl T. (Peewee), 76, passed away Wednesday September 4, 2013 at his residence. He retired from Rohm & Haas after 33 years. He is predeceased by his loving wife Betty Catherine Kenney Mills. He is survived by his sons, Pete and David Mills; daughters, Teri and Mendy Mills; brother, Mike Mills; sisters, June Poulter and Carlene Branch; and grandchildren, Kate, Tommy, Nick, Nathan, Amy...
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James "Larry" Clemons

January 2, 1950 - September 1, 2013

Clemons, James "Larry", 63, passed away Sunday September 1, 2013 at Audubon Hospital. He leaves to cherish in his memory his loving wife Lisa Hicks Clemons, sons; Andy & Matthew, sisters; Joyce, Brenda and Teresa; brothers, Leon and Curtis. His funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at Ratterman Grand Chapels, 4832 Cane Run Rd.,with burial Resthaven Memorial Park, Visitation will be...
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James Willie Stull

August 5, 1931 - August 30, 2013

Stull, James Willie, 82, of Louisville, passed away Friday August 30, 2013 at Baptist East Hospital. He retired from Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. as a foreman after 41 years of service. He loved his garden and going fishing. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon Richardson, and granddaughter, Delaina Miller. He is survived by daughters, Bettina Anne Dorton (Bobby) and Jeannie...
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Richard "Dickey" Benock

March 17, 1949 - August 30, 2013

Benock, Richard Bernard "Dickey", 64, of Louisville passed away peacefully at his home Friday, August 30 with his loved ones by his side. He loved life and the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with his family and friends. He was a friend to everyone and a stranger to no one. He is predeceased by his parents, Henry and Leona Benock and sister, Betty Jones. Survivors include his...
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James Woodward

March 24, 1932 - August 22, 2013

Woodward, James Harvey, 81, of Louisville passed away Thursday, August 22 at Baptist Health Louisville. He is survived by his sons, James, Frank, Richard, and David Woodward, and Tommy Williams; daughters, Sandra and Carolyn Williams; sister, Dorothy Gatewood; and many grandchildren, nephews, and nieces. Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday at Ratterman Grand Chapels, 4832 Cane Run...
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Ann Louise Reynolds

June 26, 1930 - August 18, 2013

Reynolds, Ann Louise, 83, of Chapel House passed away Sunday August 18, 2013 in Park City, KY. She is survived by her husband Henry "Hank" Reynolds Sr.,sons; Michael (Karen), Mark (Marsha), Henry Jr. (Mary) , Charles, Kevin(Kathryn) and John Reynolds (Cathy), daughters; Phyllis Krentz (Jerry), Patricia Purkes (Bill) and Theresa Chester (Randall), 21 Grandchildren and 21 Great-Grandchildren. ...
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Joseph Richter, Sr.

August 19, 1935 - August 17, 2013

Joseph Anthony Richter, Sr., 77, of Louisville, KY passed peacefully Saturday evening, August 17, 2013 at his home. He retired from Ford Motor Assembly Plant after 30 years and was a proud member of the Flaget Class of 1955. He was also a Veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Mary Helen Wolfe Richter; parents, Florence and George...
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Myrtle Teague

April 22, 1921 - August 16, 2013

Teague, Myrtle Helton, age 92, passed away peacefully Friday, August 16, 2013, at Georgetown Manor with family at her side. She was a native of Barbourville, Kentucky, Knox County, and was a retired Sales Clerk. She loved being with her family and taking care of her flowers. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 39 years, John Teague; and sons, Edward and Willie Teague. Survivors...
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Angela Corboda

June 6, 1973 - August 11, 2013

Cordoba, Angela, 40, of Louisville, passed away Sunday August 11, 2013. She is survived by her loving husband, Manuel "Steve" Cordoba III; son, Estevan Cordoba; daughter, Shyann Cordoba; parents, Richard and Ann Bradley; brother, Tony Hodge (Shannon); sisters, Lisa Summers (Charles); Teresa Bradley; mother-in-law, Brenda Cordoba; sister-in-law, Kelley Basham (Jesse); 14 nieces and nephews. Her...
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Timothy John Kern

December 25, 1925 - August 9, 2013

Kern, Timothy John, 87, of Louisville, passed away on Friday, at Faith's Assisted Care in Borden, IN. He was a POW (captured during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944), WWII, recipient of a Purple Heart, POW medals, and a lifetime member of American Legion Post 220 and VFW Post 2921. He worked for Lincoln Income Life for 15 years and was top salesman nationally for 3 years. He was a...
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Donald Keith Ruhl

January 10, 1956 - August 9, 2013

Ruhl, Donald Keith, 57, of Fairdale, passed away Friday August 9, 2013 at Regis Woods Care and Rehab Center. He owned and operated DKR Trucking in Louisville and had been a Para Mutual Clerk at Churchill Downs. For many years he worked as a roady and souvenir sales manager for big name concert tours, such as the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Rod Stewart and many others and was also a...
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Michael John Langford

April 16, 1952 - August 7, 2013

Michael John Langford passed away at his home on Wednesday, August 7. He was a steel fabrication production assistant at Carman Industries for 43 years. For many years he also delivered flowers for Victor Mathis Florist. He was a native of Jeffersonville, Indiana where he attended St. Augustine Catholic School and graduated from Jeffersonville High School. Mike was an Army veteran and was...
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Lydia Thurman

August 21, 1956 - August 4, 2013

Thurman, Lydia Jean, 56, of Louisville passed away at Norton Hospital on Sunday, August 4. She was a homemaker. She loved Elvis, bingo, family poker games, "the boat", and especially her grandsons, Sean and Shane, who cared for her. She is predeceased by her parents Jesse and Geraldine Murphy; brothers, Michael and Gerald Murphy; and sisters, Marsha Murphy and Sonia Gayhart. She is survived...
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Sandra Crabtree

October 18, 1952 - August 2, 2013

Crabtree, Sandra, 60, of Louisville passed away Friday August 2, 2013. She was preceded in death by her son Eric Crabtree, mother Floella Martin and brother Dana Martin. She is survived by her son Travis Crabtree Sr. (Amme), father Tilman Martin Sr., sisters, Anna Crabtree and Connie Martin; brother, Tilman Martin Jr. and 5 grandchildren, Destiny, Lexi, Zack, Beth and TJ. Funeral services will...
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Robert Mitch Dixon

August 1, 2013

Dixon, Robert Mitchell "Mitch", 51, of Louisville passed away, Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Ellis Park Race Track in Henderson, Kentucky. He loved working with horses, barbequing, dancing, and the annual Brenda and Sherrils derby party. He especially loved being with his children. Mitch is predeceased by his parents, John L. and Martha Dixon; and brother, Johnny L. Dixon, Jr. He is survived...
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Robert "Bobby" Welcher, Jr.

February 18, 1970 - July 28, 2013

Welcher, Robert "Bobby" Jr., 43, of Louisville, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. He was a retired truck driver. He loved to fish with his family and he especially liked grilling out for them. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Welcher Sr. He is survived by his mother, Patsy Ann Welcher; daughter, Tristin Diane Lainhart; sister, Lisa Michelle...
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Judy M. Krebs

July 20, 1943 - July 21, 2013

Krebs, Judy M., 70, of Louisville passed away peacefully Sunday July 21, 2013 at Summerfield Manor. She was a retired bookkeeper and member of Shively Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew J. Krebs, Jr. and her father Roy Miller. She is survived by her mother Mabel G. Miller, sons; Timothy and Steven McMonigal (Teresa), daughter; Karen McClellan and grandchildren ...
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Lois Lambie Healy

January 1, 1938 - July 21, 2013

HEALY, LOIS B. "LAMBIE," 75, of Louisville, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Norton Audubon Hospital surrounded by her family. She was a homemaker. She was a loving mother who devoted her life to her husband, children, grandchildren, great -grandchildren and so many others. She loved UK basketball. She was a longtime member and active volunteer of St. Polycarp Catholic Church. She...
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Larry Lee Cole

May 18, 1952 - July 19, 2013

Cole, Larry Lee, 61, of Louisville, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013 at his home. He is preceded in death by his parents Bill and Ruby, a son, Larry Cole Jr. and a brother, Mike Cole. He is survived by his sons; William Nathan and Chris Lee Cole; brothers, Joe and David Cole; and 3 grandchildren Trey, Lexie, and Emma Cole. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Tuesday. Family will be having an...
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Michael Donahue

September 8, 1978 - July 12, 2013

Michael William Donahue, 34, of Louisville KY, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2013. He was a regional meat salesman. He loved camping, fishing and being outdoors. He especially loved being with his family. He is preceded in death by his mother, Vickie Jones and his brother Aaron Donahue. He is survived by his loving wife of 10 years Leeann Burgin, his daughter Angel Donahue the love of his life....
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Donald Geary

April 23, 1978 - July 2, 2013

Geary, Donald, 35, passed away July 2, 2013. He was an electrician helper. He is survived by his daughters, Abbigail and Cheyanne Geary; parents, Donald L., Sr. and Emma J. Geary; brother, Donald Lee Geary, Jr.; and sisters, Christine Denise Dennis, Belinda Geary, and Tina Nally. His funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ratterman Grand Chapels, 4832 Cane Run road with burial in Evergreen...
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James Bubba McGuffin

March 20, 1950 - June 30, 2013

McGuffin, Jim "Bubba", 63, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on June 30, 2013. He was a maintenance electrician and supervisor at Carolina Container. He especially loved his Harley and restoring his '40 Chevy coupe. He was married to the love of his life and his soul mate, Kathy for 35 years. They have one daughter Shanna and son-in-law Jeff. One...
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Michael Lee Woosley

June 8, 1963 - June 28, 2013

Woosley, Michael Lee, 50, passed away at his residence June 28, 2013. He was a self-employed painter. He is survived by his son Michael Lee Woosley II (RayRay), daughter Ashley Nicole Sandmann (Brendan); brother,Mark Woosley; sister Sue Parker; grandsons, Brayden and Wyatt Sandmann, also Penny Mitchell his lifelong friend and mother of his children. His visitation will be Wednesday from 1 –...
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Aubrey Bushong Deckard

April 30, 1935 - June 26, 2013

Deckard, Aubrey Bushong "A.B.", 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on June 26, 2013. He was born April 30, 1935 in Gamaliel, KY to the late Edith Ray Browning and Stanley M. Deckard. He was preceded in death by his loving son, Rick S. Deckard. First and foremost in his life was his love for his wife of 56 years, Sharon Rae Deckard. He was a devoted father to Noni...
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Charlotte Ann Sari

April 15, 1945 - June 21, 2013

Sari, Charlotte Ann, 68 died June 21, 2013 at Norton Audubon Hospital. She was a member of Doberman Pincher of America Club. She is survived by her sons, John W. Sproul III (Beverly), and Thomas W. Sproul Sr. (Shawn); daughter, Michelle L. Brickhouse (Donnie); grandchildren, Shelby Sproul, Thomas Sproul Jr., Ashley Sproul, Kayla Sproul, Kilian Rupa, Reese Rupa, Walker Rupa, Heaven Speed; and...
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Raymond Ison

July 18, 1920 - June 19, 2013

Ison, Raymond, July 18, 1920 – June 19, 2013 passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013 and is resting peacefully in the arms of Jesus. He was an Army veteran of World War II where he was a search light operator at Ft. Drum and was a prisoner of war in the Philippines from 1942 to 1945. He was one of the few survivors of the Bataan Death March. He was deeply loved by his lifetime sweetheart of...
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Michael Kevin Florence

March 23, 1965 - June 15, 2013

Florence, Michael "Kevin" BIG'N, 48, of Louisville, passed away Saturday June 15, 2013. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gayle Marie Florence, and brother, David Wayne Florence. He is survived by his father, James K. Florence Sr.; brothers, James K. Jr., and Bryan Florence. His funeral service will be 12p.m. Friday at Ratterman Grand Chapels, 4832 Cane Run Road with cremation to follow....
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Deborah Smith

April 16, 1953 - June 13, 2013

Smith, Deborah, 60, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013. She is predeceased by her parents, David and Almeta Burks; brothers, David Cass Burks and Donald Ray Burks; sisters, Mary Lindsey Madden and Anita Faye Burks. She is survived by sons, Dwayne (Dawn), Robert, Jesse, and Daniel Smith; daughter Judy (Steve) Williams; sisters, Diana Cook, Almeta Burks, Patricia Arthur, and Sissy Burks; and...
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Ronald Lee Botkin

November 28, 1934 - June 11, 2013

Botkin, Ronald, 78, passed away June 11, 2013 at Baptist East Hospital. He loved to fish, garden, and had a beautiful yard and roses. Loved his two cats and more than that, he loved his family. He was past President of the Kentucky Farmers Association and as a young man, had the honor of being selected as an All American Farmer by the Future Farmers of America. Retired from Southern States...
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Robert Louis Cecil, Jr.

June 4, 1955 - June 10, 2013

CECIL, ROBERT LOUIS JR., 58, passed away June 10, 2013 at Norton Audubon Hospital. He was a retired maintenance supervisor for the city of Louisville, and a former member of Sunset Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by father, Robert Cecil, Sr.; and daughter, Jessica Thompson. He is survived by his mother, Imogene Cecil; sons, Robert Cecil III, Michael Cecil and Marion Willis;...
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