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Obituaries

  • Aydin Timothy Downs, 1

    Aydin Timothy Downs, one year old son of Amanda K. Fowler and Martin Downs, Conway, S.C., died Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Conway, S.C. and attended Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church.

  • Steven “Ryan” McCubbins, 19

    Steven “Ryan” McCubbins, 19, Lebanon Junction, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at Bullitt County. He was a native of Louisville, a press operator for Publisher’s Printing, Lebanon Junction, and was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy, Lebanon Junction.

    He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Helen McCubbins.

  • Virgil Chesser, 88

    Virgil Chesser, 88, Willisburg, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville. He was born Oct. 9, 1920 in Washington County. He was a retired farmer and charter member of Willisburg Church of God and was the oldest member at the time of his death.

    He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ola Hood Chesser; his parents, Walter and Esper Chesser; two brothers, J.B. Chesser and Sammy Chesser; and five sisters, Lillian Byrd, Louise Milburn, Robbie Stone, Sudie Baker and Artie Thompson.

  • Tammy Medley, 40

    Tammy Medley, 40, Springfield, died Friday Oct. 24, 2008, at Hospice Inpatient Unit in Louisville. Born Oct. 31, 1967, in Bardstown, she was an employee for the city of Bardstown and a 1985 graduate of Bardstown High School.

  • Joe Henry Wade, 83

    Joe Henry Wade, 83, Bardstown, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. He was born June 9, 1925 in Marion County. He was a lifelong farmer and member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses of Bardstown.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Marcella Wilson Wade; his parents, Douglas and Mary Catherine Spurling Wade; a brother, Howard Wade; and his sister, Bessie Nalley.

  • Hallie L. Keeling, 88

    Hallie L. Keeling, 88, Bardstown, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at Life Care Center of Bardstown. She was a native of Marion County and worked 20 years as a seamstress at Bardstown Manufacturing Company. She was a member of Wickland Baptist Church.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas Keeling; three daughters, Etta Scrogham, Vivian Keeling and Alice Mae Keeling; her parents, Goebel and Etta Yaste Smith; and two brothers, Jimmy Smith and Goebel C. “G.C.” Smith.

  • Tandy Frazier, 89

    Tandy Frazier, 89, Boston, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at VA Medical Center in Lexington. He was born March 13, 1919, in Letcher County, and was an Army Veteran of World War II who served in eight major battles including D-Day Invasion, and Battle of the Bulge. Frazier served as a medic in the 9th infantry division under General George S. Patton. He was a retired master plumber for Fort Knox Armor Center, past master of Dunavan Masonic Lodge No. 292, where he received his 60-year pin, a lifetime member of D.A.V. and attended Boston Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

  • Mary Alice Robinson Henson McCuen, 77

    Mary Alice Robinson Henson McCuen, 77, Boston, formerly of Louisville, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at the home of her granddaughter in Boston. She was born March 6, 1931 in Liberty, Pa. She was a member of the Christian faith, a homemaker, a salesclerk for several years and was a retired cashier for Thomas Car Wash, Fern Creek.

    She was preceded in death by a son, Henry Henson; a daughter, Anita Jean King; a grandson; her parents, Milard and Laura Alberta Paul Robinson; and three brothers, Jack Robinson, Robert Robinson and Jerry Lee Robinson.

  • Frank Boblitt, 69

    Frank Boblitt, 69, Louisville, formerly of Bardstown, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, in Louisville. Boblitt, a native of Nelson County, was born June 14, 1939. He was the manager of B & L Battery Brokers, Inc. and a member of the Baptist faith.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Epley Boblitt; a great-granddaughter; his parents, Willie Lee and Virginia VanDyke Boblitt; and two brothers, Bobby Boblitt and David Boblitt.

  • Betty Ann Brumley, 78

    Betty Ann Brumley, 78, Bardstown, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. She was born June 21, 1930, in Nelson County and was a graduate of Bardstown High School. She was retired from Kroger and was currently employed by Miracle Car Wash. She was a member of the Nelson County Humane Society and St. Joseph Parish.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Earl and Minnie Lee Beam Brumley; her longtime companion, Owen Talbott; and her uncle, James Beam, who lived with her family for years.