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Nellie DeLeon Kimble
Nellie DeLeon Kimble, 73, of Vine Grove, formerly of San German, Puerto Rico, died at her home on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.
She was a veteran of the armed forces and a former teacher in Puerto Rico. She had battled this terrible disease for almost three years with dignity and honor to the very end. She endured weekly chemo therapy and suffered side effects without complaining. She never gave up hope, even at the end. She loved the springtime when she could work out in the yard and be with her flowers. She was her family’s “hero.” She is affectionately known as Ma Kimble by all. She is no longer suffering and in pain. She was a wonderful mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents Aurea Barea DeLeon and Francisco DeLeon; and her husband of nearly 30 years, Sgt. 1st Class Bruce Eugene Kimble.
Survivors include five sisters, Gladys, Grace, Freddie, Mildred and Elaine; one brother, Herbert; and many cousins, nieces and nephews, all from Puerto Rico; her three daughters, Ida, Yvonne and Alison, and one stepdaughter, Linda (from Tennessee); two grandchildren, Tony (serving in Afghanistan) and Randy (from Tennessee); and three great-grandchildren, Donavan, Elisabeth and Madison Nellie Ann (named after her), and their mother, Marisa, all from Texas; and she had one great-grandchild on the way.
The funeral is at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, in the chapel of Coffey & Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove with the Rev. Stan Osborne officiating. Burial with military honors follows in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.
Visitation begins at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family requests donations be made in her name and honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, or the James Brown Cancer Center.
Condolences can be expressed at www.coffeyandchism.com.
Joan Elaine Locke
Joan Elaine Locke, 47, of Hodgenville, formerly of Florida, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at her residence.
Survivors include her husband, Mitchell Locke; a daughter, Victoria Simpson; two sons, Tommy Austin and Dewayne Stocks; and her mother, Ora Lee Swanson.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with burial in Lincoln Memorial Church Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Jasper C. ‘J.C.’ Parrott
Jasper C. “J.C.” Parrott, 85, of St. Matthews, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Hosparus Inpatient Unit .
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Lvia Burba Parrott; three sons, Charlie R., Joseph Dennis and David Parrott; and three daughters, Vonnie Hood, Alois Miller and Karen Davis.
A funeral Mass was Monday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with entombment in Highland Memory Gardens in Mount Washington.
Ratterman Brothers Funeral Home in Louisville was in charge of arrangements.
Ines Hazel Raymer
Ines Hazel Raymer, 85, of Big Clifty, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
She was born Feb. 13, 1925, and was a housewife.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Raymer; her parents, Jesse and Mollie Hogan Gipson; two brothers, William Lawrence and Robert Gipson; and two sisters, Myrtle Minton and Tina Duvall.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Jane Raymer of Big Clifty, and another son, Durward Raymer of Elizabethtown; a daughter, Carolyn Raymer of Elizabethtown; a brother, Kenneth Gipson of Louisville; two sisters, Ima Blanton of Brownsville and Nora Higgs of Louisville; a granddaughter, April Raymer of Elizabethtown; a special cousin, Pete Blair; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. CST Thursday, Dec. 16, at Rogers-Oller Funeral Home in Clarkson with Brother Bruce Underhill and Brother Ron Hockman officiating. Burial will be in Cub Creek Cemetery in Edmonson County.
Visitation begins at 1 p.m. CST Wednesday at the funeral home and continues at 8 a.m. CST Thursday until the time of the service.
Condolences may be expressed at www.OllerbrothersFuneralHomes.com.
Juanita Faye Bird Riley
Juanita Faye Bird Riley, 62, of Taylorsville, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at Norton Suburban Hospital.
She was born Nov. 29, 1948, in Elizabethtown, a former housekeeper for Valley View Nursing Home, a member of Tunnel Hill Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, and lived in Spencer County.
She was preceded in death by her son, Timothy Allen Riley; parents, Frank M. and Flossie Hill Riley; and several brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph Phillip Riley of Taylorsville; son, Phillip Wayne Riley of Chaplin; two daughters, Sherry Leigh (Jeffrey) Shelburne of Louisville and Sheila Gail Riley of Taylorsville; two brothers, Donnie Bird of Elizabethtown and Arvil Bird of Hodgenville; a sister, Thelma Richardson of Lexington; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral is at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at Barlow Funeral Home in Bardstown with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Brother Jerry Albert Bird will officiate.
Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and continues from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may go toward the service of Juanita Riley.
Barlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lillian Goode Sweazy
Lillian Goode Sweazy, 98, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at Springfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
A native of Washington County, she was born April 13, 1912, to the late Henry Fleece and Laura Belle Kimberlin Goode.
She was a member of Springfield Baptist Church, the Order of Eastern Star Guiding Star Chapter No. 450 in Springfield and was a longtime employee of the former Louisville Store of Springfield.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bertrand E. Sweazy, on March 16, 1993; two sisters, Mattie Christerson and Katherine Christerson; and five brothers, H.F., Roy, L.W., Tom and Denny Goode.
Survivors include a son, Morris Sweazy and his wife, Pauline, of Springfield; two daughters, Doris Tapp and her husband, William, of Elizabethtown, and Barbara Robertson of Fairborn, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral was at 1 p.m. Dec. 6 at Carey & Son Funeral Home.
Harriet L. Tires
Harriet L. Tires, 69, of Radcliff, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at her residence.
She was a member of Fellowship Community Full Gospel Church, Professional Men’s Club Ladies Auxiliary and LaRue Chapter No. 110 O.E.S.
She is survived by her son, Charles Faison (Mary) of Radcliff; four grandchildren, Alexis, Padro, Charles and Tayshawn; a sister, Valarie Jackson; four brothers, Mark Henderson, William Henderson, Harry Chavers and James Chavers; and two special nephews, Joseph Henderson and Eumir Hall.
The funeral is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Newburgh, N.Y,. with burial to follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Visitation begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Percell and Sons Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with Eastern Star Services at 7 p.m.
Everett ‘Sonny’ Augustus Tucker
Everett “Sonny” Augustus Tucker, 74, of Buffalo, passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at his home.
He was a native of Grayson County, a retired trucker for Lowe’s and a farmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert A. and Emma (Clark) Tucker; and a son, Curtis W. Tucker.
He is survived by two sons, Everett “Junior” (Sue) Tucker Jr. of Tennessee and Robert “Bobby” (Vanessia) Tucker of Munfordville; two daughters, Phyllis Jones of Elizabethtown and Tammy (David) Brangers of Rineyville; one sister, Maggie Brown of Rineyville; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and his special angels, Kal-Leigh Waine Brangers and Curtis Flanigan.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Tommy House officiating. Burial will be in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.
Condolences may be expressed at www.manakeefuneralhome.com.
The Rev. Michael Williams
The Rev. Michael Williams, 61, of Hodgenville, was welcomed into the arms of his Heavenly Father on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.
He was the founder of River of Life Church in Hodgenville where he served for 28 years. Prior to that, he pastored many different churches in his 38-year ministry, having received the call to preach at the age of 15.
He was preceded in death by his father, Otis Carvelle Williams; a sister, Bonnie Elaine Williams; and a brother, Danny Williams.
He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Bonnie Sue Williams; a daughter, Melissa (Jr.) Tungate of Hodgenville; a son, Michael W. (Amy) Williams of Hodgenville; his mother, Thirza Keiser of Hodgenville; his mother-in-law, Norma Jean Reed of Hodgenville; a sister, Vickie Lou (Rick) Correlli of Baltimore, Md.; three brothers, Larry Steven (Becky) Williams of Hodgenville, Jerry Neal (Joyce) Williams of Cecilia and Billy Joe Williams of Richmond; four grandchildren, Kayla Tungate, Mercy Williams, Hope Williams and Caleb Williams; several nieces and nephews; and numerous brothers and sisters in Christ.
The funeral is at 3 p.m. today at Hodgenville Pentecostal Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation continues at 9 a.m. today at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville.
Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may also be made at www.bennett-bertram.com