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By The Staff

Mary Kathleen Curtsinger, 80

Mary Kathleen Curtsinger, 80, of Taylorsville, passed away April 1, 2009, at Signature Health Care of Spencer County. She was a native of Nelson County, and a member of Taylorsville Church of God.

Her husband, J.T. Curtsinger; her parents, Martin and Bessie Hagan Elmore; one sister, Aileen Yates; and four brothers, Carroll Elmore, Jimmy Elmore, Martin Elmore Jr., and Joe Elmore, preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son, Bobby Curtsinger of Chaplin; two sisters, Ruth Pearson of Willlisburg and Bernadette Nichols of Elizabethtown; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held April 3, 2009, at Greenwell-Jenkins-Houghlin Funeral Home with Brother Johnny Hood officiating. Burial was at Valley Cemetery.

Greenwell-Jenkins-Houghlin Funeral Home, a member of the Order of the Golden Rule, handled the arrangements.

James C. Sharp, 80

James C. Sharp, 80, of Taylorsville, passed away April 4, 2009, at Signature Healthcare.

He was born March 23, 1929, in Spencer County, one of three children. He was retired from Boone Gardner Nursery in Jefferson County; was a retired carpenter; was a gifted musician and was a resident of the Chapel House Christian Care Community. He served his country in the United States Army. He also assisted in the music program at his church, Norton Ridge Prayer House in Taylorsville, and also at Signature Healthcare before his illness.

Mr. Sharp was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Sharp; his parents, William and Ella Mae Goodlett Sharp; one brother, Richard Sharp; and one sister, Rosa Waldridge.

He is survived by two daughters, Cindy Sharp of Corydon IN and Carolyn Sweasy of Bowling Green; three sons, James and Brian Sharp of Fairfield and William Sharp of Bloomfield; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and special friend and caregiver, Corky Richardson.

Funeral services were held April 7, 2009, at Greenwell-Jenkins-Houghlin Funeral Home, Taylorsville, with Sister Linda Norton officiating. Burial was at Valley Cemetery. The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to his church.

Greenwell-Jenkins-Houghlin Funeral Home, a member of the Order of the Golden Rule, handled the arrangements.

Wilma McCollum Stump, 87

Wilma McCullum Stump, 87, of Taylorsville, passed away April 6, 2009, at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.

She was a native of Spencer County, was a retired supervisor for the Jonathon Logan Sewing Factory in Bardstown, and was a member of Taylorsville First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Stump; her parents, Guy Hughes and Minnie Monroe Brookshire; two sisters, Glenna Robinson and Marge Henry; and two brothers, Hugh Brookshire and Cecil Brookshire.

She is survived by two daughters, Bettie (Joe) Chesser of Taylorsville and Lonnie (Ronnie) Lewis of Bardstown; three sisters, Pauline Henry of Taylorsville, Anna Ruth Tindle of Shelbyville and Betty Curry of Brandenburg; two brothers, Allen Brookshire of Taylorsville and Frank Brookshire of Finchville; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Taylorsville First Baptist Church with Brother Gary Mills officiating. Burial will be at Valley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eric Cissell, Jackson Bowman, Blake Gies, Shandie Murphy, Kayla and Jessica Gies, Daniel Helton, Nicholas Lake, and Dalton Helton.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. tomorrow at Greenwell-Jenkins-Houghlin Funeral Home and at the church after 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Taylorsville First Baptist Church memorial fund.

Greenwell-Jenkins-Houghlin Funeral Home, a member of the Order of the Golden Rule, handled the arrangements.

Edward Thomas Wheatley, 83

Edward Thomas Wheatley, 83, of Jacksonville Fl, passed away March 31, 2009. He was a native of Taylorsville, a retired bus driver for Greyhound Bus Lines, a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, and a member of the William B. Barnett Lodge 187 of Free and Accepted Mason in Jacksonville FL.

His parents Ed and Fronie Quinley Wheatley preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife Barbara Jean Wheatley of Jacksonville FL.

A Masonic Service and Committal was held April 4, 2009, at Valley Cemetery Chapel in Taylorsville.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville FL 32257.

Hall-Taylor Funeral Home handled the arrangements.