Miscellaneous Shelby County, Kentucky Obituaries
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Clarence 'Buck' Lefler
Clarence "Buck" Lefler, 73, of Christiansburg, died Saturday, June 20, 1998, at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.
He was a native of Shelby County, a truck driver for Southern States Shelbyville Cooperative, Inc. for 30 years, a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Buffalo Lick Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Rosa Lee Lefler of Christiansburg; four daughters, Vickie Duncan of Simpsonville, Pam Edwards of Jacksonville, Fla., Katrina Ritter of Pleasureville and Kimberle Arriaga of Shelbyville; a brother, Harry Lefler of Finchville; two sisters, Doris Cleveland of LaGrange and Mattie Harp of Shelbyville; two step-sons, Joe Dedman of LaGrange and Edwin Dedman of Minnesota; a step-daughter, Lee Ellen Webb of Shelbyville; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren.
The funeral was Monday at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home.

Earl Franklin Shouse
Earl Franklin Shouse, 76, of Taylorsville, died Sunday, June 21, 1998, at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.
He was a native of Nelson County, a retired farmer and retired security guard having worked for Burns International Security. He was a member and served as a deacon of the First Christian Church of Taylorsville. He was a member of Bloomfield Masonic Lodge # 57 F. & A. M. and a 50-year member Shriner.
He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Stodghill, a native of Shelby County; a daughter; Mrs. Billy (Rebecca) Proctor of Bloomfield; a son, Anthony "Tony" Shouse of Taylorsville; a brother, Joe Shouse of Taylorsville; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Wednesday at First Christian Church of Taylorsville.

Lisker Burdin Franklin
Lisker Burdin Franklin, 78, of Frankfort died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lewis and Albert Franklin.
He was a retired employee of Goins Floor Covering in Frankfort and a member of Pigeon Fork Baptist Church. A World War II Air Force veteran, he was a member of VFW Post #4075.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Annie Mariah Bates Franklin of Frankfort; a son, George Lee Howe of Shelbyville; two daughters, Mrs. Grover (Margaret) Hill of Waddy and Mrs. Ernie (Anna Sue) Lorenzo of Huber Heights, Ohio; a granddaughter they reared, Marye Marlene Florian of Frankfort; four brothers, William Arley Franklin of Lawrenceburg, John Lyons Franklin of Louisville, Paul Stewart Franklin and Cecil Francis Franklin of Bagdad; two sisters, Mrs. Marvin (Laura Jane) Howard of Lawrenceburg and Mrs. Arvin (Mary Evelyn) Baxter of Peoria, Ill.; six grandsons and two granddaughters.
Funeral is Saturday afternoon at Gash Memorial Chapel.

Emma Jean Clark Jesse
Emma Jean Clark Jesse, 71, of Waddy died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
A native of Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Marguerite Cook Clark and Grover Clark.
She was a secretary for the state Division of Mining and Natural Resources, and had worked at the county agent's office. She was a member of Clayvillage Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Millard M. Jesse, and a son, Millard Clark Jesse, both of Waddy.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Shannon Funeral Home, with the Revs. Stephen Smartt and Marshall Phillips officiating.
Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Clayvillage Baptist Church. Shannon Funeral Service handled the arrangements.

Irene Lea Krepski
Irene Lea Krepski, 85, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998 at Shelby Manor Health Care Center.
She was a housewife and a member of the Catholic Church of the Annunciation.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur Krepski of Shelbyville; and three sisters, Pauline Woods, Norma Turner and Eulaine Hall, all of Shelbyville. The graveside service was Friday at Bagdad Cemetery.

Louise Gibbs Easton
Louise Gibbs Easton, 85, of Graefenburg Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at Bradford Square Nursing Home.

She was a retired school teacher, having taught for 33 years in the Shelby County school system. She attended Morris Harney College in Barbourville, W.V., where she was a member of the Alpha Mu Sorority and the choir. She graduated from Georgetown College with a bachelor of arts degree, and also completed her graduate work there. She was a member of the Shelby County and National Retired Teachers Associations. She was an active member of the Graefenburg United Methodist Church where she was a former Sunday School teacher, a former member of the United Methodist Women, the pianist for 27 years and the organist for 40 years.
She was also the organist for LeCompte Johnson Taylor Funeral Home for over 18 years. Funeral Saturday at LeCompte Johnson Taylor Funeral Home.

Bernice L. Hedges
Bernice L. Hedges, 83, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at Crestview Health Care Center.
He was a retired manager and consultant for Lincoln's and Lerman's Department stores, former manager of Lincoln's and Lerman's in Shelbyville, Taylorsville and Eminence; a member of First Baptist Church of Shelbyville, where he was an ordained deacon; former moderator and former Sunday School teacher. He was a charter member, past president and the first treasurer of the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club, where he was active in the founding of the Farm City Banquet.
He was also a former member and former vice president of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, former member of the Shelbyville Fountain Committee, member Shelby County Historical Society, former board member and volunteer for the American Cancer Society, Shelby County Chapter; member Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. He is survived by his wife, Martha Agee Hedges of Frankfort; one daughter, Jane Ann Semones of Frankfort; one brother, Carl Hedges of Louisville; two sisters, Arabella Foster and Tyna Wells, both of Shelbyville; three grandchildren, James B. Mitchell of Shelbyville, Ginny Cox of Brandenburg, Mary Jane Knuckles of Shelby County.
Funeral Saturday at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home.

Robert Lee Smith
Robert Lee Smith, 85, of Shelbyville, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, at Tri-County Baptist Hospital in LaGrange.
He was a baker at Smith's Bakery, member and deacon of Shelbyville First Christian Church, member of Solomon Masonic Lodge #5, member of Upper Room Bible Class. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Worley Smith of Shelbyville; one daughter, Jo Hannah Gibbs of Simpsonville; two sisters, Beatrice Shearer of Brandon, Fla., Hazel Taylor of Columbus, Ohio; two grandchildren, Christopher Lee Gibbs of Louisville, Christen Gibbs of Simpsonville; one great-grandchild.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Shannon Funeral Home. Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Sunday at Shannon Funeral Home.

Anna Mae Dunavan
Anna Mae Dunavan, 95, of Pleasureville, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.
She was a member of Elmburg Baptist Church, a homemaker and storekeeper at Dunavan Grocery Story in Elmburg.
She is survived by her daughter, Betty Sue Nutter of Eminence; a son, George G. Dunavan of Shelbyville; a sister, Lou Ella Smither of Louisville.
Funeral Saturday at Elmburg Baptist Church. Sholar Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Dorothy Ann Hance Ellis
Dorothy Ann Hance Ellis, 68, of Louisville died Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
A native of Shelby County, she was a member of St. James Catholic Church. She was a caregiver and former employee of Western Kentucky Gas and a former secretary with the state of Kentucky.
She is survived by a son, John W. Ellis of Shelbyville; a grandchild, Shelby Ellis of Shelbyville; a brother, Eugene Hance of Shelbyville; and a sister, Mary H. Bean of Louisville.
Funeral Saturday at Shannon Funeral Home.

Chester Marksberry
Chester Marksberry, 78, of Shelbyville, died Thursday, April 29, 1999 at his residence.
He was a retired farmer and a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. He was a decorated World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include two sons, Jim Marksberry of Louisville and Jay Simpson of North Middletown.
Funeral Saturday at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home.

Michael C. Curtin
Michael C. Curtin, 87, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.
A native of Mount Ephraim, NJ, he was a veteran of the U. S. Army in World War II, a retired dispatcher from United Parcel, a member of VFW, American Legion and the Church of the Annunciation.
Survivors include his wife, the former Alice Marie Schuette; a son, Michael J. Curtin of Simpsonville.
The funeral was Tuesday at Church of the Annunciation.

Glenna Jewel Hardin DeVine
Glenna Jewel Hardin DeVine, 84, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999 at her residence in Frankfort.
She was a native of Shelbyville, the widow Joseph Paul DeVine.
She was a retired beautician and member of Victory Memorial Baptist Church in Louisville.
She is survived by a son, Wallace Jamison of Frankfort; a brother, Pete Alvin Hardin Jr. of Frankfort; two sisters, Christine Whisman of Shelbyville and Edith Hait of Florida.
Funeral Wednesday evening at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home.

Jessie Lee Greenwell
Jessie Lee Greenwell, 63, of Sanford Lane, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.
A native of Shelby County, he is survived by two brothers, Stanley Greenwell and Luke Greenwell, both of Shelbyville; four sisters, Irene Landers, Mrs. Thomas (Jane) Gordon, and Mrs. Johnny (Exie) Harrod, all of Shelbyville, and Jerry Yancey of Finchville.
Funeral Wednesday at Shannon Funeral Home.

Peggy Sue Sharp Lindsey
Peggy Sue Sharp Lindsey, 41, of New Castle, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 1999, at the University of Louisville Hospital.
She was a native of Oldham County.
She is survived by her husband, Mike Lindsey; three sons, Anthony, Chris and Brian Lindsey, all of New Castle; her mother, Mrs. Everett (Denzell) Middleton of Shelbyville; father, Glenn Sharp Sr. of New Castle; a sister, Janet Sharp of Waddy; four brothers, Glenn Sharp Jr., Steve Sharp, William Sharp and Randy Sharp, all of New Castle; grandmothers, Viola Ellis of Shelbyville and Ethel Sharp of Lockport; two grandchildren, Hailey and Michael Lindsey of New Castle.
The funeral was Tuesday at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.

Charles Leroy Sharp
Charles Leroy Sharp, 72, of Frankfort, formerly of Shelbyville, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
A native of Shelby County, he was a carpenter and member of Highland Baptist Church. He is survived by three sons, Wesley E. Sharp of Louisville, David E. and Gregory E. Sharp, both of Shelbyville; a daughter, Linda Sharp of Frankfort; a brother, Elmer Sharp of Eminence.
The funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday at Shannon Funeral Home.
Visitation 2-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Louise Burnett Singleton
Louise Burnett Singleton, 91, of Shelbyville died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.
She was a homemaker and member of Shelby Christian Church.
She is survived by three sons, Charles William Singleton, Louis Singleton and Herbert Singleton Jr., all of Shelbyville; one daughter, Catherine Singleton of Shelbyville.
The funeral was Monday at Shannon Funeral Home.

Charles Anthony Stallings
Charles Anthony Stallings, 35, of Burks Branch Road, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.
A native of Louisville, he was the son of the late Leonard A. and Mary Gertrude Crim Stallings.
He was a farmer and member of Simpsonville United Methodist Church.
He is survived by a daughter, Casey Elaine Stallings of Shelbyville; a sister, Debbie Colvin of Shelbyville; three brothers, David and Eddie Stallings, both of Shelbyville, and Mike Stallings of Finchville.
Funeral Wednesday at Shannon Funeral Home.

Gene Douglas Tindall
Gene Douglas Tindall, 66, of Lawrenceburg, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, at his residence.
He was branch manager at First Federal Savings and Loan in Frankfort, member of Monterey Baptist Church, an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict; former church deacon; former owner of the Monterey General Store. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include a brother, Clarence Ray Tindall of Shelby County.
The funeral was Monday at Shannon Funeral Home.

Ralph Gilbert Tinsley Sr.
Ralph Gilbert Tinsley Sr., 78, of Midland Trail, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.
He was a farmer and member of the Rockbridge United Methodist Church.
He is survived by three sons, Ralph Tinsley Jr. and Donald Tinsley, both of Shelbyville, and William Tinsley of Taylorsville.
The funeral was Tuesday at Shannon Funeral Home.

Evelyn Sheeley Wright
Evelyn Sheeley Wright, 74, of Simpsonville, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at Norton Hospital.
The former Evelyn Price, she was a native of Louisville.
She was the retired owner of the Todds Point Grocery, a member of Eastern Star Shelby #170 and Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Ronald Price of Simpsonville and Dennis Price of Clarksville, Ind.; a step-son, Bobby Wright of Louisville; a step-daughter, Judy Hardison of Louisville; a brother, Melvin Sheeley of Louisville; and a sister, Jean Hartz of Louisville.
The funeral is Thursday at Pearson Ratterman Brothers, Middletown.

Gladys L. Bunch
Gladys L. Bunch, 82, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Crestview Health Care Center, Shelbyville.
She was a retired telephone technician, Western Electric Company, member of Shelby Christian Church and Shelby Chapter 170, Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Bunch of Shelbyville; one daughter, Sondra Bunch of Louisville; one brother, Royce LeBleu of Houston, Texas; three sisters, Betty Jo Robinson of DeQuincy, La., Caddy Mathews of Houston, Texas, Billie Coussou of Nederland, Texas.
Funral Saturday at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home.

Mabel Spaulding Morris
Mabel Spaulding Morris, 89, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.
She was a native of Shelby County, a housewife, member of the Salem Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was active in WMU. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.J. Morris.
She is survived by one son, Harry Lee Morris of Shelbyville; one daughter, Doris Kay Feil of Hummelstown, Pa.
Funeral Saturday at Shannon Funeral Home.

George Lyle Sharp Jr.
George Lyle Sharp Jr., 36, of Dotland Circle, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at University of Louisville Hospital.
A native of Shelby County, he was a construction operator with Western Kentucky Gas, member of Shelbyville Church of Christ, an Army veteran and he served in the National Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Sheila Ritchey Sharp; a son, Barry Sharp; a daughter, Sarah Sharp, all of Shelbyville; his father, George Lyle Sharp Sr. of Simpsonville; mother, Patsy Young Sharp of Danville; grandmothers, Louise Young of Danville and Margaret Crawford of Frankfort; a sister, Miranda Jaggers of Harrodsburg.
The funeral was Thursday at Shannon Funeral Home.

Samuel C. Hatton
Samuel C. Hatton, 83, died June 7, 2000, at his residence at Masonic Homes of Kentucky, Shelbyville.
He was a native of Richmond and the son of the late Samuel and Delina Hatton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Nicholason Hatton.

He was a Mason, was retired from the General Telephone Company and was a retired minister for Allansville Baptist Church.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Walker and Denise Hatton of Vincennes, Ind., and James and Carol Hatton of Lexington; a daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Doug Downing of Paris; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Scobee Funeral Home in Winchester with the Rev. Jesse Baxter officiating.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Bluegrass Memorial Gardens in Jessamine County.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Masons Home in Shelbyville.

Phillip Herndon
Phillip Herndon, 49, of Shelbyville, died June 7, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
He was a native of Franklin County and the son of the late Earnest Herndon of Frankfort.
He was the farm manager for Southern Mist Farm and was a member of B.B.O. Elks Lodge #530 and Graefenburg Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Killion Herndon; one daughter, Jennifer An Herndon of Louisville; two step-daughters, Pamela Sams of Winter Haven, Fla., and Deborah McKee of Frankfort; his mother, Annie Cryer Herndon of Frankfort; one sister, Mary Alice Woods of Frankfort; one brother, James Herndon of Frankfort; and five grandchildren.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Rogers Funeral Home in Frankfort with the Revs. Rick Tony and Jim Lane officiating.
Visitation will be at 2 p.m. today at Rogers Funeral Home.
Burial will be in the Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Diane Needham
Diane Needham, 53, of Simpsonville, died June 7, 2000, at her home.
She was a native of Pewee Valley.
She was a computer tech and member of Florence Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son, Michael Needham of Conway, Ark.; her daughter, Michelle Needham of Louisville; her father, Arthur Needham of Simpsonville; her mother, Mary Blevens Needham of Simpsonville; her brother, Gerald Butler of Shelbyville; and three sisters, Linda Thompson of Shelbyville, Judy Wagner of LeCanto, Fla., and Carolyn Wilson of Middletown.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Shannon Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Peninger officiating.
Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Louisville.


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