Nov. 22, 2010: Obituaries

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Margerine Glasscock Alexander

Margerine Glasscock Alexander, 80, of Louisville, died Saturday, November 20, 2010, in Louisville.

She is survived by her husband, Howard G. Alexander; three children, Grover Eugene (Butch) Frentress, Rosemary Alexander Fugate and Robert Nelson (Chuck) Alexander, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral is at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at the Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington. Visitation is from noon until 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at the funeral home.

Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington is in charge of arrangements.

Walter Justus Banner Jr.

Walter Justus Banner Jr., 75, of Brandenburg, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at the VA Medical Center in Louisville.

He is survived by his wife, Edith Schwan Banner, and children.

The funeral is at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.

J.L. Steen Funeral Directors in Elizabethtown is in charge of arrangements.

Ross Lee Carson

Ross Lee Carson, 84, of Brandenburg, was called home to Heavenly Father on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010.

Ross was born March 22, 1926, in Lewis, N.Y., the son of Frank Ross and Cora Edith McDougal Carson.

He was preceded in death by his previous wife, June Elizabeth Lydamore Carson, parents, two sisters and three brothers.

Ross was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served faithfully in many capacities including Elder’s Quorum president, High Priest group leader, Stake High Council, Branch president and bishop of the Brandenburg Ward. He and Lora served a mission to Lame Deer, Mont., on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.

Ross graduated from Elizabethtown-Lewis Central High School in May 1943, whereupon he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific during World War II. Discharged from the Navy in December 1945, Ross attended Champlain College and Albany Business College. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1948 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. Later, he successfully flew more than 100 combat missions in the Korean War as an F-51 Mustang Pilot. In 1968, during the height of the Vietnam War, Ross flew more than 200 combat missions in his F-4 Phantom Fighter Jet. He logged more than 6,100 hours of flight time throughout his military career, including nearly 700 hours in direct combat missions. Among others, his military decorations included two Distinguished Flying Crosses, Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Ross retired from the military on June 30, 1972, as a colonel, after serving more than 26 years of distinguished military service spanning World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife Lora Bennett Carson, his sons Craig (Diane) Carson, Gregory (Sherry) Carson and Rupert (Karrie) Carson, 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

The funeral is at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ chapel in Brandenburg. Burial with full military honors will take place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C.

Visitation is from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and after 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home in Brandenburg.

Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elmer Harp

Elmer Harp, 91, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Buffalo, passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Radcliff.

A “snowbird” wintering in Fort Myers, Fla., and returning home to Buffalo in the summer, he was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church, a graduate of Buffalo High School Class of 1939, a U.S. Army veteran serving in the 99th Infantry, Antitank Battalion. He worked for the U.S. Department of the Treasury and retired from the AFT as an Alcohol Tax Technician after nearly 31 years of federal service.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Dye Harp in 2006; his parents, David and Lelia Hedgespeth Harp; two sisters, Dorothy Jones and Mabel Dalton and two brothers, Leemon Miles Harp and Carl Harp.

He is survived by several nieces, nephews and friends.

The funeral is at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with Brother Donald Kennedy, pastor of LaRue Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Buffalo Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123-1718.

Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed at www.bennett-bertram.com.

Mary Anne Pace

Mary Anne Pace, 79, of Brandenburg, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 at her residence.

She is survived by a daughter, Edie Harper; a son, David Pace; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral Mass is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at St. John the Apostle Church. Burial follows in St. George Cemetery.

Visitation is from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home and after 9 a.m.  Tuesday at St John the Apostle Church.