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Allan Ray Crewz, 61
James H. Curry, 76
Debra Kay Brinkley Felix, 53
Ida L. Miller Drake Fisher, 90
Retired Master Sgt. Horace “Chuck” Lewis, 63
Bill L. “Coach” Mumford, 70
Ed Pierce, 86
Ernest Roberts, 75
Howard “Lefty” Streible, 75
Allan Ray Crewz
Allan Ray Crewz, 61, of Bristol, Fla., formerly of Hodgenville, passed away, Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, in Blountstown, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Dessie Owens Crewz; a sister, Janice Margaret Wilson; four brothers, Stanley Jerry, Norman Lee, Lawrence Inman and Shirrell Owen Crewz.
He is survived by a brother, Randall (Vivian) Crewz of Hodgenville; a sister, Linda Sue (Jim) McKinley of Alabama; and his caregivers, Sam and Dedra Osborn of Bristol.
The funeral is at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with the Rev. Randy Buckles officiating. Burial will follow in Hardin Memorial Park Cemetery in Elizabethtown.
Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday and continues at 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.bennett-bertram.com.
James H. Curry
James H. Curry, 76, of Rineyville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.
He was a native of Green County and had retired from Crucible Steel in Elizabethtown.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Everette and Deli (Mattney) Curry; and two sons, Marty Curry and David Curry.
He was a member of Galilee Independent Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Curry of Rineyville; two sons, James Edward Curry of Owenton and Timothy Wayne Curry of Rineyville; a daughter, Lorie Curry of Rineyville; four brothers, Harlan Curry and Howard Curry, both of Green County, Jody Curry of Edmonton, and Gilbert Curry of Glasgow; one sister, Jean Keltner of Green County; and two grandchildren, Morgan Humphrey and Austin Humphrey.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Friday at Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Steve Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today and continues from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.manakeefuneralhome.com.
Debra Kay Brinkley Felix
Debra Kay Brinkley Felix, 53, of Radcliff, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at her home.
She was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church and was retired from AAFES after 29 years.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Beatrice Brinkley Overton; her father Ottis Brinkley; two nieces, Amanda Wolan and Rachel Brinkley; a nephew, Justin Brinkley; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lorenzo and Patricia Felix.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Felix of Radcliff; a daughter and son-in-law, Stacy Littleton Watson and Tony Watson of Radcliff; two sons, Michael Felix Jr. and his wife, Leeann Felix, of St. Charles, Ill., and Joey Felix of Plainfield, Ill.; her stepfather, James Overton of Pickering, La.; three brothers, Billy and his wife, Naomi, Brinkley of Leesville, La., Roger and his wife, Linda, Brinkley of Pickering, and Rickey and his wife, Jamie, Brinkley of Georgetown; four grandchildren, Michael Watson, Alexes Watson, William Watson and Brooke Felix; her brothers and sisters in heart, Don and Judy Mann, Virginia Cowans, Ron and Barbara Munro, Chris and Robert Maggi and Jesse and Robinn Felix; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
A prayer service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff with the Rev. Dennis L. Cousens officiating.
Visitation here will begin at noon Sunday at the funeral home.
The funeral service will be held at a later date at Hixon Funeral Home in Leesville, La.
Condolences may be expressed at www.nebfh.com.
Ida L. Miller Drake Fisher
Ida L. Miller Drake Fisher, 90, of Radcliff, passed away Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010.
She is survived by her five children: Joyce (Bob) Steward, Lonnie (Edwina) Drake, Jennie Phillips, Jeanne Blair and Judy (Gene) Nix; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral is at noon EST today, in the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington with burial to follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. until noon EST today at the funeral home.
Retired Master Sgt. Horace ‘Chuck’ Lewis
Retired Master Sgt. Horace “Chuck” Lewis, 63, of Vine Grove, passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 2010, at his home.
He was born May 1, 1947, in Corning, Ark.
After serving his country with honor for 20 years he retired as a master seargent in the U.S. Army. He was most recently employed by the United States Postal Service in Louisville since retiring in 1998.
He was preceded in death by his father, Stephen Lewis.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Bonnie Parker Lewis; his loving children, Anthony (Theresa) Lewis of Vine Grove and Tina (Jeffery) Smith of Rineyville; five grandchildren, Tiffani Lewis, Justin Smith, Shaun Lewis, Courtney Smith-Wolz and Jeffery Smith Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Jasmine Lewis and Ryan Wolz Jr.; his mother, Frances Karow of Naylor, Mo.; a brother, Stephen (Brenda) Lewis Jr. of Naylor; and a sister, Barbara (Larry) Leezer of Poplar Bluff, Mo.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Dixon-Atwood & Trowbridge Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Burial will follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and continues after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Wildlife Federation or American Cancer Society.
To express a condolence and light a memory candle visit, www.dixonatwood.com.
Dixon-Atwood & Trowbridge Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of arrangements.
Bill L. ‘Coach’ Mumford
Bill L. “Coach” Mumford, 70, of Floyds Knobs, Ind., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010.
He was a native of Troy, Ohio, and a graduate of Troy High School and Western Kentucky University.
Bill was a teacher and coach for many years at Jefferson County Public Schools and retired from the New Albany-Floyd County School System. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 42, VFW Post No. 1693, the Redmen Club, the 40&8 Club, the Indiana University Loyalty Club, the Western Kentucky University Alumni Association and the W Club. He was a life-member of the Back in Time car club.
Survivors include his wife, Patty Rogers Mumford; three daughters, Dawn Mumford of Floyds Knobs, Wendy McCrory (Michael) of Georgetown, Ind., and Brandy Graham (Pat) of Evansville, Ind.; two granddaughters, April Sears and Alicia Sears; two grandsons, Cade Graham and Jace Graham; and a sister, Tracy Merman (Brian), of Palm Desert, Calif.
A celebration of Bill’s life is at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, at Kraft Funeral Services, 708 E. Spring St., New Albany, Ind., with cremation to follow.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Kraft Spring Street Chapel.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the ALS Association of Indiana.
Condolences may be expressed at www.kraftfuneralservice.net.
Ed Pierce, 86, of Hodgenville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at his residence.
He was retired from Collis Inc. in Elizabethtown. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post No. 87 in Hodgenville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Chattie Irvin Pierce; and a sister, Dixie Jefferies.
He is survived by a son, Billy (Sharon) Pierce of Harrodsburg; and a granddaughter, Penny Pierce of San Antonio.
The funeral is at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with the Rev. Gordon McDowell officiating. Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery.
Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.bennett-bertram.com.
Ernest Roberts, 75, of Radcliff, died at 9:21 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at his residence, surrounded by his loving and caring family, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Ernest was born July 19, 1935, in Allock. He was the son of Chester and Martha (Johnson) Roberts and one of six siblings. He was raised in Vicco and was a longtime resident of Radcliff.
In his early years, Ernest would help out in the family’s restaurant business. In 1954 he married Norma Jean Hall at Vicco Church of God and joined the United States Air Force. Serving his country honorably and with sacrifice, Ernest retired from the Air Force as a tech sergeant after 23 years of service. He then retired from Fort Knox Army Post after 20 years of civil service. Ernest always put others above himself and dedicated his life to improving the lives of others.
He is survived by five children, Connie Toppi of Flint, Mich., Sandra Bennett of Apache Junction, Ariz., Jimmy Roberts of Clarks Summit, Penn., and Bobby Roberts and Michael Roberts, both of Louisville. He also was a proud grandparent to 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also surviving are siblings, Arthur Roberts, Julius Roberts and Nellie Young.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Norma Jean (Hall) Roberts; an infant daughter, Deborah Kay Roberts; and two siblings, Sherman Roberts and Jimmy Roberts.
Ernest was a hard worker, a passionate husband and family man making sure no one went without. His dedication to his family and to his country will not be forgotten.
A graveside service is at noon Monday, Dec. 27 at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.
Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff is in charge of arrangements.
Howard ‘Lefty’ Streible
Howard “Lefty” Streible, 75, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, in Louisville.
He was a 62-year member of Shelbyville First Baptist Church. He was a retired engineer for the Kentucky Department of Transportation, consultant for Benton and Associates, member of McDonald’s Coffee Group and an avid University of Kentucky fan.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Janes Streible; a son, Tommy Stillwell; and his parents, Charles Ray and Nellie Tinsley Streible.
He is survived by a daughter, Sandy (Jack) Krauser of Rineyville; a brother, James (Ann) Streible of Marietta, Ga.; five grandchildren, Jessica (John) Kephart, Zachery Stillwell and Heather Stillwell, all of Shelbyville, and Ashley Streible and Amber Krauser, both of Rineyville; two great-grandchildren, Micah and Graham Kephart, both of Shelbyville; two nephews, Charles A. Streible and James A. (Catherine) Streible; a great-niece, Bethany Streible; and a great-nephew, Scott Streible, all of Georgia.
The funeral is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Shelbyville First Baptist Church with burial in Grove Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Shannon Funeral Home in Shelbyville.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Shelbyville First Baptist Church, 1516 Midland Trail, Shelbyville, KY 40065; American Cancer Society, Shelby County, 701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, KY 40203; or St. Labre Indian School, P.O. Box 216, Ashland, MT 59003.