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Obituaries

  • Mary Judith ‘Judy’ Lusk

    Mary Judith “Judy” Lusk, 68, of Vine Grove, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.

    Judy was born June 14, 1943, in Flaherty to the late Jim and Lila Ray Whelan.

    Judy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and sister. She was loved by all who knew her, and they will cherish many wonderful memories.

    She was a faithful member of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church for many years. She was also the president and CFO of the Lusk Group.

  • Mary Kathryn Pierce White

    Mary Kathryn Pierce White, 87, formerly of Vine Grove, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    She was a member of St. Brigid Catholic Church in Vine Grove.

    She was preceded in death by two husbands, William T. Pierce and John P. White.

    Survivors include her son, Donald Pierce, and his wife, Annie, of Flaherty; one stepdaughter, LuAnne Hardy of Vermont; one grandson, Willie Pierce of Richmond; and several nieces and nephews.

  • Thelma F. Loyall Walters

    Thelma F. Loyall Walters, 88, of Linwood, passed away, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Woodland Terrance Nursing Home in Elizabethtown.

    She was a member of the Three Forks Bacon Creek Baptist Church in Hammonsville and was a homemaker.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Clarence Walters; four sisters, Edith Kessler, Lillian Cruse, Nettie Turner and Ethel Owens; and three brothers, Lively Loyall, Verner Loyall and Otis Loyall.

  • Bobby J. Tindell

    Bobby J. Tindell, 42, died Feb. 16, 2012, at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital in Hardinsburg.

    Survivors include his wife, Lisa Goins Tindell; and children, Kaylee Jo Tindell, Julie Ann Tindell, Zachery Lee Tindell and Laynie Jade Tindell.

    The funeral was Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington. Burial follows in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Irvington

  • Virgil L. Pearman

    Virgil L. Pearman, 78, of Radcliff, formerly of Hodgenville, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

  • Rose M. Floyd

    Rose M. Floyd, 56, of Cecilia, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Audubon Hospital in Louisville.

    She was a native of Westville, Ind., and she took in seriously abused animals.

    She is survived by her husband, Stanley “Branch” Floyd.

    There are no services at this time. Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  • Angie Clark Druin

    Angie Clark Druin, 90, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Masonic Home in Shelbyville. She was born in Vine Grove.

    Survivors include two sons, Raymond Lee Druin and Homer Eugene Druin, both of Shelbyville.

    The funeral was Monday at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home of Shelbyville with the Rev. Jesse Baxter officiating. Interment was in Simpsonville Cemetery.

    Condolences may be expressed at www.halltaylorfuneralhomes.com.

  • Judith Graham

    Judith Graham, 97, of Vine Grove, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Spring View Health & Rehab Center.

    She was born Oct. 17, 1914. She was a homemaker and a member of Worldwide Church of God.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Silas Graham; two sons, Lynos Graham and Darrell Graham; a daughter, Sonya Sue Tucker; her parents, George Washington and Amanda Davis Armes; two brothers and three sisters.

  • Marion Muscoplat Miller

    Marion Muscoplat Miller, 84, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at VITAS Hospice at The Drake Center in Cincinnati.

  • James H. ‘Jimmy’ Smith Jr.

    James H. “Jimmy” Smith Jr., 56, formerly of Brandenburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.

    Survivors include his wife, Diana Smith; a son, James H. Smith III; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Smith; and his mother, Margie Smith.

    The funeral was Monday, Feb. 20, at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home in Brandenburg. Burial was in Cap Anderson Cemetery.

  • Martha Jane Hager Hamilton

    Mrs. Martha Jane Hager Hamilton, 81, beloved wife of Robert F. Hamilton Jr., of Hidden Spring Farm in Flaherty, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.

    She was a retired registered nurse at Ireland Army Community Hospital at Fort Knox. She previously served on the church council at St. Martin of Tours in Flaherty and on the Meade County Health Department Board and the Meade County Library Board.

  • Tootie Burba

    Tootie Burba, 85, of Hodgenville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    She was a member of Ovesen Heights Baptist Church in Hodgenville and retired from General Electric in Louisville and LaRue County Board of Education.

    She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

    She was preceded in death by two children, Connie and Timmy; her parents, Robert and Alice Benningfield Walters; a grandson, Jeremy Greenup; and a brother, Arthur Lee Walters.

  • Paul Forrest Strange Sr.

    Paul Forrest Strange Sr., 65, of Cecilia, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    He was a native of Hardin County, worked at Etown Sportswear and retired as a car salesman.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, William Nelson and Alma Etna Terry Strange; three brothers, Steven Strange, Charles Kenneth Grimes Sr. and William L. Strange; and a sister, Freda Carolyn Beard.

  • William Paul Holbert

    William Paul Holbert, 80, of Lyons Station, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at his residence.

    He was a Baptist by faith and a member of Rolling Fork Baptist Church. He retired from American Air Filter in Louisville and was a U.S. Army veteran and an avid gardener.

    Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Kennedy Holbert; his parents, Joseph Elmer and Rhoda Redmon Holbert; and two grandchildren, Sara Lynn Holbert and Justin Ross Holbert.

  • Robert A. ‘Bobby’ O'Daniel

    Robert A. “Bobby” O’Daniel, 49, of New Haven, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, in an automobile accident.

    A member of Salem Christian Church, he was a former member of the Hodgenville Fire Department and LaRue County EMS. He was a 1980 graduate of LaRue County High School and served in the Kentucky Army National Guard. He was a former employee at Lear Seating Corp. in Louisville and recently had been an employee of Howardstown Liquor Store.

  • Joseph William Vetter

    Joseph William Vetter, 87, of Radcliff, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

  • James Kelly Padgett

    James Kelly Padgett, infant, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville.

    Survivors include his loving parents, Kelly and Kelli Padgett, and a sister, Reese Padgett, all of Flaherty.

    A private graveside service will be in St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church Cemetery in Flaherty with the Rev. Kevin Bryan officiating.

    Condolences can be expressed at www.coffeyandchism.com.

  • Onzo Slusher

    Onzo Slusher, 87, of Clarkson, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at his residence.

    He was born Jan. 11, 1925, and was a retired Teamster for Allied Trucking and a World War II Air Corps veteran.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine “Gerry” Slusher; his parents, James and Daily Elliott Slusher; and a brother, James Slusher.

    Survivors include a daughter, Mary C. (Ronald) Peterson of Cutler, Ind.; a son, Johnathan Michael Slusher of Scottsville; a sister, Alma Gilliam of Cumberland; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

  • Leonard T. ‘Skip’ Fey

    Leonard T. “Skip” Fey died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at his barn.

    He is survived by his wife, Wanda Wren Fey; three sons, Larry Fey, Barry “Pete” Fey and Jim Fey; and two daughters, Pam Faries and Vicki Goss.

    The funeral was Friday at Holy Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Irvington. A prayer service was Thursday at the funeral home.

    Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington handled arrangements.

  • Henry Ping Marr

    Henry Ping Marr of Elizabethtown was born Feb. 22, 1927, in Green County and departed this life Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. He was 84.

    He was retired from civil service, having worked as a motor vehicle operator, and was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.