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Ruth L. Bowen, 96, of Pewee Valley, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000 at Baptist Hospital East. She was a native of Hendricks County, Ind. and a member of Spencer Christian Church. Survivors include a son, Mel Bowen; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Services were held Friday, Oct. 6 at Rockville Memory Gardents. Arrangements were made by West, Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer. 

Mifford Perry Girtley, 87, of Louisville, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at his home. He was a native of Gravel Switch, a former employee of Mengel Furniture, Kroehler and Kitchen Kompac, and Stonestreet Gospel Assembly. Survivors include two daughters, Christene Rowland of La Grange and Beverly Moseley of Crestwood; a brother, Estel Bee Girtley of Frankfort; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Stoess Funeral Home in Crestwood, with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens East. Brother Ross, pastor of Gospel Assembly Church, officiated at the services. Pallbearers were Larry Rowland, Tim Moseley, Todd Moseley, Doug Noe, Carl Pait and Todd Pait. Visitation was held on Tuesday. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Kosair Charities. 

James Robert Harrod, 72, formerly of Crestwood, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000 at his home near Smithfield. He was a retired crane operator for Nugent Sand Co., an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, James Ronald Harrod of Smithfield, and William and Ronald Horn; three daughters, Jamie Ruth Williams of Smithfield, Barbara Sheehy and Debbie Peyton; his mother, Edith Harrod of Smithfield; and 13 grandchildren. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6 at Stoess Funeral Home in Crestwood, with burial in Floydsburg Cemetery. The Rev. Buford Cobb officiated at the services. Pallbearers were Tony Peyton, Johnathon Williams, Paul Sallee, Bobby Gillock, David Peyton and Duane Peyton. Visitation was held on Thursday. 

Jeffrey Eugene Hedges, 25, of La Grange, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000 at Univerity of Louisville Hospital. He was born March 10, 1975 in Jefferson County. He was employed by Tri-County Baptist Hospital in Environmental Services and a member of La Grange Presbyterian Church. Survivors include one son, Justin Lee Hedges of La Grange and one unborn son, Jeffery Eugene Alexander Hedges; his fiance, Amanda Wilbert of La Grange; his father, Freddie E. Hedges of Shepherdsville; his mother and step-father, Lou Ann and David Graves of Nashville, Tenn.; and one sister, Saundra Puckett of New Castle. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at Arch L. Heady Radcliffe Funeral Home in La Grange, with burial in Fairview Cemetery in Todd's Point. Pastor Al Earley of La Grange Presbyterian Church officiated at the services. Pallbearers were Billie Hedges, Marvin Hedges, David Hedges, Larry Hedges, Edward Hedges and Ernest Hedges. Visitation was held on Saturday. 

Mrs. William J. Hunckler, 99, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000 at Baptist Hospital East. She was the former Clara M. Peter, former treasurer for the Independent Ice & Coal Co., a former office employee for Dr. Maximillian Talbot, a fomer employee of Ursuline College Alumni Association, a former member of the old St. Peter Catholic Church, and a member of Legion of Mary, Third Order of St. Francis and St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Pewee Valley. Survivors include two sons, William J. Jr. and Eugene Hunckler; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A memorial mass was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at her church. Arrangements were handled by Ratterman's. Visitation was held on Saturday at the church. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Passionist Sisters, 1151 Donaldson Highway, Erlanger, Ky. 41018. 

James Franklin Kane, 27, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000 at his home. He was a representative for Enterprise Car Rentals, and a member of University of Louisville Alumni Association and St. John United Methodist Church in Prospect. Survivors include his parents, Stuart and Eleanor Kane; brothers John M. and R. Patrick Kane; and his fiancee, Mari Conde. Services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6 at Arch L. Heady & Son, with a private burial. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Kentucky Humane Society. 

Charles Sherman Mosier, 86, of La Grange, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000 at Bedford Health Care. He was born March 21, 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio and was formerly of Chardon, Ohio and Van Nuys, Calif. He was a retired restaurant chef and manager; an Army veteran of World War II; and a former member of Elks Lodge in Van Nuys and Fraternal Order of Eagles in Chardon. Survivors include his wife, Helen Stiner Mosier of La Grange; three sons, Don McAdam of Mesa, Ariz., Dennis Mosier of Union Beach, N.J. and Richard Mosier of Santa Monica, Calif.; a daughter, Robin Lococo of Apple Valley, Calif.; a step-son, Barry Leigey of Smithfield; six step-daughters, Joyce Meyers of Joppa, Md., Linda Robison of Pendleton, Louise Stetka of Calico Rock, Ark., Sheree Stucker of Bedford and Regina Smith and Letha Klingemeir, both of Chardon, Ohio; 35 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. The body was cremated. Memorial services will be held at a later date at Henry County Christian Church in New Castle. Arrangements were made by Arch L. Heady Radcliffe Funeral Home in La Grange. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1807, Louisville, Ky. 40201-9891. 

Audrey Helen O'Connor, 79, of Prospect, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000 at Klondike Manor. She was the former Audrey U'Sellis O'Mara Hood; a native of Staten Island, N.Y.; and a member of TWIGS and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Vincent A.G. O'Connor; four sons, Jeffrey J., Timothy P., Paul J. and John O'Mara; a daughter, Maureen Carver; a brother Joseph G. U'Sellis; a sister, Doris Rendt; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The body was cremated. A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at her church, with burial in St. Peter Cemetery on Staten Island. Visitation was held on Friday at Highlands. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to her church. 

Brian Michael Oerther, 4 month old son of Brian and Leigh Oerther, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. He was baptized Catholic. Survivors include his parents; a twin brother, William Gregory Oerther; his grandparents, Lance and Nancy Oerther and Yvonne and Stewart Fortney; and his great-grandparents, Betty Fortney, LeeRae Riggs, Joseph Riggs and Betty Oerther. Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 at Resthaven Funeral Home in Louisville, with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation was held on Thursday. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Kosair Children's Hospital of Louisville. 

James Vincent Pauls, 91, of Goshen, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000 at Northfield Manor in Louisville. He was a native of Germany and a former resident of Milwaukee, WI, a former crane operator for Cutler-Hammer, Inc. and a catholic. Survivors include his wife, the former Florentine Winkel; a daughter, Dea Woods of Goshen; and two grandsons. The body was cremated. Services will be held at a later date at St. Adalbert's Cemetery in Milwaukee. Local arrangements were handled by Stoess Funeral Home in Crestwood. 

Myrtle Jo Wertz, 72, of La Grange, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2000 at Hallmark Progressive Care in Clarksville, Ind. She was born June 25, 1928 in St. Paul, Va. and was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Dennis Marshall of Kingsport, Tenn. and Bobby Marshall of Louisville; and two grandchildren, Monica Marshall of Tenn. and Scooter Marshall of Fla. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 at Arch L. Heady Radcliffe Funeral Home in La Grange, with burial in Valley of Rest Cemetery. Mr. Louis C. Shuler of La Grange Church of Christ officiated at the serivces. Visitation was held on Sunday at Arch L. Heady Radcliffe Funeral Home. 

David Martin West, of Prospect, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, Ind. He was a self-employed contractor, a development activist, a Navy veteran and a member of Grace-Hope Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Lillian West; a daughter Sandra Hill; two sons David M. and Gregory West; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6 at Perryman's, with burial in Lebanon National Cemetery in Marion County. Visitation was held on Thursday and Friday. 

Harry E. Womble, 79, of Prospect, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000 in Lexington. He was a native of Albermarle, N.C. and a retired printer for the Courier-Journal & Louisville Times Co. Survivors include his wife, Louise T. Womble; a daughter, Mary Ann Harton; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, with burial in Riverside Cemetery in Hopkinsville. Visitation was held on Saturday. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Pennyroyal Hospice in Hopkinsville.

Adelle Berry, 67, of Carrollton, formerly of Crestwood, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
She was a native of Casey County and a member of Open Door Baptist Church in Carrollton. Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Carpenter of Pleasureville and Jennifer Ellis of Carrollton; three brothers, Dennis Foster of Harrodsburg, Alvin Gibson and Coy Gibson, both of McKinney; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1 at Stoess Funeral Home in Crestwood, with burial in International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery in Carrollton. The Rev. Jerry Ison, pastor of Open Door Baptist Church, officiated at the services. Visitation was held on Thursday.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Open Door Baptist Church. 

Joseph P. Bourke, 74, of Louisville, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at his residence. He was a retired press room foreman of Commercial Lithographing, an Army Calvary veteran of World War II and a member of St. Athanasius Catholic Church.
Survivors include two sons, Patrick T. Bourke of La Grange and Michael L. Bourke of Pewee Valley; a daughter, Catherine A. Case of Louisville; three brothers, Timothy T. Bourke, Walter J. Bourke and William L. Bourke; two sisters, Patricia A. Herdt and Shirley P. Deitz; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4 at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park in Louisville.
Visitation was held on Saturday and Sunday at Arch L. Heady Okolona on Preston Highway. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hospice of Louisville. 

Dr. Edward C. "Jef" Frank Jr., 46, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Norton Suburban Hospital. He was a family therapist for Home of the Innocents and HOST House.
Survivors include his mother, Jeanne B. Frank; his companion, Polly Goldberg; a brother, Steven E. Frank; and a niece.
The body was cremated. Arrangements were handled by Commonwealth-Stony Brook. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to HOST House, P.O. Box 242, La Grange, Ky. 40031.

Bennie Hubert Gregory, 65, of Smithfield, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Norton Hospital in Louisville. He was born Jan. 15, 1935, in Muhlenberg County. He was a retired employee of the Fischer Packing Co. Transportation Dept. where he worked 30 years, an Army Reserve veteran and a member of the Meat Cutters Union #227 in Louisville.
Survivors include his wife, Faye Smith Gregory of Smithfield; three daughters, Deborah L. Johnson of Henderson, Jennifer R. Guffey and Lori B. Gregory, both of Smithfield; a son, Michael W. Gregory of Whitehouse, Tenn.; three sisters, Shirley Richards of Louisville, Phyllis Holloway and Mary McIntyre, both of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, Mitchell Gregory of Loiusville and Dorris Gregory of La Grange; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at Arch L. Heady Radcliffe in La Grange, with burial in Smithfield Cemetery in Smithfield. The Rev. David Butler of Springdale Church in Louisville officiated at the services.
Pallbearers were Ryan Gregory, Chris Gregory, Patrick Richards, Greg Brown, Chris Guffey and Tim Gregory.
Honorary pallbearers were Steve Slinker, Warren Mitch Halverson and Mitchell Gregory Jr. Visitation was held on Wednesday. 

Donald E. Ike, 73, formerly of Columbia, Tenn., died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at his residence in Jeffersonville, Ind. He was a retired Design Engineer with the Occidental Petroleum Co., the reitred owner of the 4-D Drafting Co. and a member of the First United Methodist Church, all in Columbia, Tenn. He was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Paluga.
Survivors include his wife, the former Doris Rice of Jeffersonville, Ind.; a son, Dale E. Ike of Marrakech, Morocco; a daughter, Dena Rice Ike of Louisville; two sisters, Dorothy Sanders of Mesa, Ariz. and Joanne Wilson of Los Gados, Calif; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 at Arch L. Heady Radcliffe Funeral Home, with burial in Valley of Rest Cemetery in La Grange. The Rev. Bob Lewis of Franklin United Methodist Church in Franklin, Tenn. will officiate at the service.
Pallbearers are Clay Buttrey, Keith Layne, Dan Lavaco, Danny Rice, Dennis Rice and Dr. Jim Baker.
Visitation was held on Wednesday. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the American Heart Association Ohio Valley Affiliate Kentucky Region in Louisville or First United Methodist Church in Columbia, Tenn. 

Helen Groh Cameron Klineline, 90, formerly of Westport, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at The Richwood in La Grange. She was born in Falmouth July 4, 1910, to the late Getie Lawrence and Ernest Cameron. She was a retired licensed practical nurse and a member of Westport Methodist Church.
Survivors include two stepchildren, Margeret Mefford of Pewee Valley and Carroll Klineline of Clarkson; and two nieces, Barbara Long and Joy Brown, both of Westport, who cared for her. Services were held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 at Arch L. Heady Radcliffe in La Grange, with burial in International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery in Blanchester, Ohio. The Rev. Stuart Smith of Westport Methodist Church and the Rev. Barry Harkness of Long Run Baptist Church officiated at the services.
Visitation was held on Thursday. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Westport Methodist Church building fund. 

Millard R. Maxey, 76, of Bedford, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, in La Grange. He was born in Fleming Co. March 7, 1924, to the late Chester Maxey and Beulah Cooper Maxey. He served in the Army during World War II in the Phillipines; received his master's degree from UK; retired from the state reformatory; retired after 34 years of service as a county agent and recently worked at Wal-Mart as a clerk in the garden shop. He was also a Kentucky Colonel, past Rotarian and a member of the Bedford Christian Church.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Teddy and Bobby. Survivors include his wife, Velma Fisher Maxey of Bedford; a son, Marlon R. Maxey of Bedford; a daughter, Janell Marie Coghill of Crestwood; a brother, Johnnie Maxey of Flemingsburg; and a sister, Jewell Claypool of Flemingsburg.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, with burial in Bedford International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery. The Rev. Gail Davidson and the Rev. Norman Ward officiated at the services.
Pallbearers were Bernard Ginn, Glenn Fisher, Jim Long, Smokey Slocum, Greg Gatewood, Kevin Gatewood, David Hawkins, Norris Wright and Leroy Munier. Visitation was held on Tuesday. 

Juanita Robertson Moore, 73, of New Castle, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Tri-County Baptist Hospital in La Grange.
She was the daughter of the late Willie and Elizabeth Jones Robertson. She was a farmer, homemaker and member of the Drennon Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Gayle Robertson. Survivors include her husband, C.W. "Squeak" Moore of New Castle; a son, Dwain Moore of La Grange; a sister, Inez Adams of New Castle; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 at the Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home, with burial in New Castle Cemetery. The Rev. Nick Coleman of Sulphur officated at the services, assisted by Rev. Billy Forquer, pastor of the Corinth Christian Church in Richmond. Pallbearers were Chester Stivers Jr., Eugene Watson, John Sharp, Larry Kays, James F. Long, Charles A. Adams and James Robert Bryant.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society. 

Robert D. Shrader, 83, of Jeffersonville, Ind., formerly of Louisville, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Vencor at Sellersburg, Ind. He was a native of Oldham County, a retired wholesale route man for Oscar Ewing Dairy and a member of Eastside Christian Church in Jeffersonville.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret L. Shrader; two daughters, Sharon Martin and Sherryl Rager; a brother, V. Jack Shrader; two sisters, Alberta Edwards and Jean T. Evans; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at Arch L. Heady & Son on Westport Road, with entombment in Louisville Memorial Gardens East. Visitation was held on Wednesday.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Vencor at Sellersburg activities fund or Vista Care, c/o the funeral home. 

Charlotte O. "Tutie" Suel, 92, of Louisville, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Summerfield Manor Nursing Home in Louisville. She was the daughter of the late Allen L. and Louisa Fiegle Suel.
She was a retired beautician and instructor for the House of James and a Baptist. Survivors include her daughter, Dolores J. Poteet of La Grange; a sister, Evelyn Ray of Louisville; four grandchildren, Michael Poteet of Lacey, Wa., David Poteet of La Grange, James Poteet of Louisville and Leigh Bibelhauser of New Washington, Ind.; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Owen Funeral Home in Louisville, with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens-West.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Home of the Innocents in Louisville.

Nellie Gisiger Diersen, 66, of Pewee Valley, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at her home. She was a retired rural carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, where she worked more than 25 years, and a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Pewee Valley.
Survivors include two daughters, Charnell Dean and Mary A. Diersen, both of Pewee Valley; two brothers, Carl Gisiger of Anchorage and John Gisiger of Jeffersontown; and two grandchildren, Bradley and Nicholas Dean.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, with burial in Floydsburg Cemetery. The Rev. John Dickman, associate pastor of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, officiated at the services.
Pallbearers were Philip Gisiger, Tony Montgomery, Edward Gisiger, Charles Hammond, Welby Edwards and Neil McManigle.
Visitation was held on Friday at Stoess Funeral Home in Crestwood.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society. 

Robert Lynn Leet, 70, of Louisville, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at Hospice & Palliative Care of Louisville's inpatient unit at Norton Healthcare Pavilion.
He was a retired construction worker, a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and a member of Middletown Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, the former Muzetta Embry; two sons, Donald Leet of Columbus, Ohio, and Martin Leet of Middletown; a daughter, Kimberly Hanson of Louisville; his mother, Mary Catherine Stoess Leet of Pewee Valley; five stepsons, Jerry Turner, James Turner, Larry Turner, Albert Sweet and Frankie Sweet; a stepdaughter, Natella Burnett; six grandchildren, Krystal Mason, Dustin Leet, Daniel Leet, Lorren Leet, Alli Leet and Jarod Leet; one great-grandchild, Erryn-ell Leet; and one great-great-grandchild, Karleigh Mason.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at Stoess Funeral Home, with burial in Floydsburg Cemetery, both in Crestwood. The Rev. Randy Kennedy, pastor of Victory Baptist Church, officiated at the services.
Pallbearers were James Turner, Kevin Mason, Rob Keeling, Frankie Sweet, Dustin Daniel and Steve Stoess. Visitation was held on Wednesday. 

Ruth Kitson Long, 86, of Pewee Valley, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at Friendship Manor in Pewee Valley. She was a native of White City, retired deputy property valuation administrator for Shelby County, and a member of Order of Eastern Star and First Christian Church of Shelbyville. Survivors include a son, James K. Long; a daughter, Ann C. Long; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at First Christian Church of Shelbyville, with burial in Dutch Tract Cemetery in Pleasureville.
Visitation was held on Saturday at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home and Sunday at her church. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to First Christian Church of Shelbyville building fund, Friendship Manor or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 

Irene Sempson Martin, 77, of Crestwood, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at Baptist Hospital East. She was a native of Dickinson, N.D.; a retired accountant; a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1474 Auxiliary; and a Presbyterian.
Survivors include a daughter, Anita Hale of Crestwood; a brother, Dodd Martin of Los Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services were held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Stoess Funeral Home in Crestwood, with burial in New Albany (Ind.) National Cemetery. The Rev. James Haugan, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, officiated at the services.
Visitation was held on Saturday. 

Betty Catherine Redmon, 84, of Louisville, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Hurstbourne Care Center in Louisville. She was a clerk at Taylor Drug Store.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Richard Redmon Sr., and her parents, Ras and Janie Warner. Survivors include a son, Rick Redmon of Louisville; two daughters, Brenda Azevedo of Louisville and Marsha Chadwick of Pewee Valley; a sister, Ruthie Webster; and six grandchildren.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Owen Funeral Home, with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens, both in Louisville.
Visitation was held on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Gene Robbins, 47, of Louisville, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at his home. He was a native of Pineville, a carpenter for New Directions Housing Corp. and a member of Pewee Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Survivors include his mother, Lois Cox Swan of Crestwood; a son, Geno Robbins at home; a brother, Leslie A. Brietlow of Louisville; three sisters, Carolyn Ratliff and Judy Grider, both of Louisville, and Sharon Schumacker of Belmont, N.H.; and a grandmother, Glessie Howard of Tazwell, Tenn.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Pewee Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church. Visitation was held on Friday at Stoess Funeral Home in Crestwood. 

Herbert L. Roup, 62, of La Grange, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Norton Audubon Hospital. He was a native of Savannah, Mo., and was a retired marketing development manager for Chevron Products Co.
Survivors include his wife, the former Barbara Hilsenbeck; a son, Mark Alan Roup of Crestwood; a daughter, Judy Wainer LaPlant; a brother, Rickey Allen Roup; a sister, Rosemary Stanton; and nine grandchildren.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Highlands Funeral Home in Louisville, with private burial.
Visitation was held on Friday. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Young Life, P.O. Box 226, Sylvania, Ohio 43560. 

Ruby Elizabeth Harris Laughlin Shropshire, 82, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Friendship Manor in Pewee Valley.
She was a native of Harrison County, a retired bookkeeper for Southern States and a member of Leesburg Christian Church.
Survivors include a son, Richard A. Laughlin; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, at graveside, with burial in Battle Grove Cemetery in Cynthiana.
Visitation was held on Monday at Whaley-McCarty Funeral Home in Cynthiana. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 508 E. Pike St., Cynthiana, Ky. 41031.

Russell Bittle, 75, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at Good Samaritan Center in Jeffersontown. He was a native of Pearson, Ark., a retired Army major who served in World War II, a retired teacher for Jefferson County Public Schools, and a member of Masonic Lodge 414 and DeHaven Memorial Baptist Church in La Grange.
Survivors include his wife, the former Vivian Fischer; a son, Rusty Bittle; a daughter, Pam Tapp; his mother, Gladys Bittle; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 22, at Foreman's Funeral Home in Jeffersontown, with burial in Valley of Rest Cemetery in La Grange. Visitation was held on Wednesday.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to The Healing Place's women's facility. 

Della G. Allen Bryant, 82, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at her daughter's home. She was a native of Oldham County, a self-employed seamstress and a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church.
Survivors include a son, Jerry B. Bryant; a daughter, Sharon J. Davidson; a brother, Lloyd A. Allen; three sisters, Beatrice Melton, Gertha Feldman and Pauline Massie; three grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 26, at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, both in Louisville. Visitation was held on Sunday at Arch L. Heady Hikes Point Funeral Home.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hospice and Palliative Care of Louisville. 

Mildred Dickerson Franklin, 62, of Crestwood, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at Tri-County Baptist Hospital in La Grange. She was a retired nurse's aide and a member of Pewee Valley Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Lynn Franklin. Survivors include her husband, James Franklin; daughters Cindy Johns of Salem, S.D., Melinda Jones of Worthville, Donna Stucker of La Grange and Elizabeth Wells of Crestwood; a brother, Roy Lee Dickerson of Birdtown, Tenn.; a sister, Pauline Conner of Albany; and 12 grandchildren. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 22, at Stoess Funeral Home in Crestwood. Entombment was in Evergreen Mausoleum in Louisville.
Visitation was held on Wednesday. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the American Heart Association, 333 Guthrie Street, Suite 207, Louisville, Ky. 40202. 

James Griffin, 86, of Falls of the Rough, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield. He was a self-employed commercial fisherman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and Nell Griffin.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Griffin, of Falls of Rough; a son, Shirley J. Griffin; three stepsons, Russell Cook, Sherrill Cook and Roy Cook; four daughters, Verna Adams, Barbara Craigmyle, Ruby Barnes and Doris Lyons; a stepdaughter, Dorothy Lewis of Bowling Green; two brothers, John Jacob Eddins and Tom Eddins; 38 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at Owen Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville. Visitation was held on Friday. 

Jo Ann Hall, 61, of Buckner, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at Norton Suburban Hospital. She was born Feb. 4, 1940, in Oldham County to the late Russell and Flora Trimble Woosley. She was a retired cook for Oldham County High School, a volunteer at Tri-County Baptist Hospital's Life Center and a member of Buckner Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband, John R. "Bobby" Hall of Buckner; three daughters, Kathy Staples of Owen County, Tina Hall of Crestwood and Mary Shelley of Trimble County; a son, Bobby Joe Hall of Henry County; two sisters, Treva Prather of Crestwood and Burna McClain of Henry County; two brothers, Walter Woosley of Estill County and Delno Woosley of Richmond; seven grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and one stepgreat-grandson.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Arch L. Heady Radcliffe Funeral Home, with burial in Valley of Rest Cemetery, both in La Grange. The Rev. Jerry Beard of Buckner Christian Church officiated at the services.
Pallbearers were Russell Mills, David McClain, Steven McClain, Mike Prather, Bryan Prather and Walter Scott Woosley. Honorary pallbearers were Twila Snyder, Lena Townsend, Connie Welsh, Pattie Bray, Dottie Chapman, Mattie Hall and Doris LaFan. Visitation was held on Friday.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Buckner Christian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 118, Buckner, Ky. 40010. 

James L. "Jaybird" Hedges, 64, of Pleasureville, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at Veteran's Adm. Medical Center in Louisville. He was born in Shelby County to the late Arthur and Emily Carter Hedges. He was a carpenter, a Peacetime Army veteran and a member of the Shelbyville Moose Lodge.
Survivors include a son, James A. Hedges of Shelbyville; four daughters, Lisa Shouse of Taylorsville and Carla Burke, Lori Broughton and Crystal Neighbors, all of Shelbyville; two brothers, Carol Hedges of Port Neches, Texas, and Bobby Hedges of Glasgow; three sisters, Myrtle Woods and Wanda Cox, both of Shelbyville, and Lois Lawson of La Grange; and 12 grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 26, at Shannon Funeral Home, with burial in Grove Hill Cemetery, both in Shelbyville. Visitation was held on Saturday and Sunday.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society. 

William Clyde Joseph, 85, of Louisville, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at Meadows South Nursing Home in Louisville. He was a native of Danville, a foreman for the Celanese Corp. and a member of Free Gospel Mission Church.
Survivors include his wife, Hallie Shartzer Joseph; two daughter, Mary Lou Washburn and Jean Ross; two sons, John Joseph and Jim Joseph; seven stepdaughters, Becky Gibson, Vickie Graham, Carol Jean Gammon, Drenda Probus, Mary Wells, Trenia Higdon and Denise Hughes; four stepsons, Michael Gibson, Charles Gibson, Carl Gammon and Thomas W. Probus Sr.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at noon Saturday, March 24, at Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home, with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, both in Louisville. Visitation was held on Thursday and Friday. 

Lois "Jean" Morris, 66, of Wakeman, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at the New Life Hospice Center in Lorain, Ohio, after a five month battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 24, 1934, in Winterset, Ohio. She was a gardener who enjoyed cooking and crocheting.
She was preceded in death by her parents Home and Thelma Cosgrave; a sister, Betty Leonard; and a brother, Sonny Cosgrave. Survivors include her husband, Lewis R. Morris; children Mareta Pendleton of Benicia, Ca., James Pendleton Jr. of Tahachapee, Ca., and Carl and Debi Pendleton of Crestwood; eight grandchildren; a sister, Faye Proudfoot of Cambridge, Ohio; a brother, John Cosgrave of Cambridge, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 23, in the chapel at Restlawn Memorial Park in Huron, Ohio, with burial in Restlawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Scott Lowe officiated at the services. Arrangements were handled by Foster Funeral Home and Crematory in Huron, Ohio. Visitation was held on Friday.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the New Life Hospice Center in Lorain, Ohio. 

Verna L. Owens, 80, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at Friendship Manor in Pewee Valley. She was a native of Central City and a Baptist.
Survivors include a son, Victor Owens; a brother, Love Baker Jr.; and two grandchildren. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at G.C. Williams Funeral Home in Louisville. Her body was cremated. No visitation was held. 

Diane Simcoe, 42, formerly of Anchorage, died Sunday, March 18, 2001, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C. She was a native of Staunton, Va.
Survivors include her parents, Richard and Jayne Simcoe of Charlotte, N.C.; and a brother, R. Christopher Simcoe of Alpharetta, Ga. Services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Stoess Funeral Home in Crestwood, with burial in Worthington Cemetery in Louisville.
Visitation was held on Thursday. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews, N.C. 28105 or Howell Centers, 14999 Albemerle Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28227.


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