• Frank H. Brookshire, 84

    Frank H. Brookshire, 84, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011.
    Born in Nelson County, he was a son of the late Guy Hughes and Minnie Belle Monroe Brookshire.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Hugh Brookshire and Cecil Brookshire, and three sisters, Glenna Robinson, Wilma Stump and Marjorie Henry.
    He is survived by his wife, Bettie Bryant Brookshire of Shelbyville; his brother, Al Brookshire of Taylorsville; and his sisters, Pauline Henry of Taylorsville, Anna Ruth Tindle of Shelbyville and Betty Rae Curry of Brandenburg.

  • Pamela Ann Lewis, 50

    Pamela Ann Lewis, 50, of Bardstown, died Friday, July 15, at Flaget Memorial Hospital.
    She was preceded in death by her father, Darrell “Red” Sanders.
    Survivors include her husband, Thomas Wesley Lewis; one son, Shaun Sanders; her mother, Carolyne Sanders; two brothers, Stevie Sanders and Mike Sanders; and two sisters, Terri Snellen and Melissa Lutz.
    Funeral Mass was Monday at All Saints Catholic Church with burial in Valley Cemetery.
    McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

  • Donald Ray Goodlett, 73

    Donald Ray Goodlett, 73, of Mount Eden, died July 16, 2011, at Baptist Hospital East.
    Goodlett was born in Spencer County to the late Otis and Mattie Coulter Goodlett. He was a retired state highway department employee and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.
    He also attended Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.
    He was preceded in death by his brothers, Goodlow, Eddie Thomas, Carl, Arthur Lee and Martin Goodlett; and a sister, Mattie Louise Chesser.

  • Garrett E. Searcy, 42

    Garrett E. Searcy, 42, of Taylorsville, died Tuesday, July 5. He was a native of Glendale, Calif.
    Survivors include his wife, Lena Searcy; his children, Elizabeth Tyler Searcy and Garrett E. Searcy II, both of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Hubertina Kay Searcy of Ayner, S.C.; his parents, Robert Leroy and Hubertina Searcy of Taylorsville; his brother, Robert J. Searcy of California; and two stepchildren, Crystal Reed and Paige Reed, both of Louisville.

  • Mary 'Lil Downs' Lewis, 82

    Mary “Lil Downs” Lewis, 82, passed away Friday, July 1, 2011, at her home.

    She is survived by her sons, Charles E. “Lowe” (Diane) Downs, of Louisville, Bruce “Boobie” Downs and Nevin Glen “Red” Downs, both of Taylorsville; and daughters, Cherly Downs, of Taylorsville, and Julia A. Downs (Roger) Grundy, of Bardstown; brother, Harvey Lee Brown, of Louisville; and sisters, Katie Gilbert, Lillian “Teenie” (Omer) Spencer, of Louisville, Aline (William) Claxton, of Louisville, and Sue Livers, of Fairfield.

  • Homer S. Thompson, 86

    Homer S. Thompson, 86, of Live Oak, Fla., passed away Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Advent Christian Village, Dowling Park, Fla.

    He is survived by his wife, Virginia Thompson, of Live Oak, Fla.; sons, Stanley (Joy) Thompson, of Taylorsville, Curtis Thompson, of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Charles W. Thompson, of Live Oak, Fla.; and daughter, Rebecca Cassidy, of Manchester, Tenn.

    Services were arranged by ICS Cremation and Funeral Home of Lake City, Fla.

    A memorial service will be held later this month.

  • Charlotte Jane White Groves, 71

    Charlotte Jane White Groves, 71, died Sunday, July 3, in Danville.

    She was a native of Spencer County and was a retired school lunchroom worker. She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul White Sr. and Evelyn Shields White; and her daughter, Denise Ware.

  • Margaret Rowland, 89

    Margaret Rowland, 89, of Taylorsville, died June 22, 2011, at Signature Health Care of Taylorsville.
    She was a retired beautician and a member of First Baptist Church of Taylorsville.
    Rowland was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Bertie Ann Goodlett Bentley; her husband, Roy Rowland; sisters, Hazel Rogers and Mildred Bridwell; and a brother, Hollis Bentley.
    She is survived by sisters, Nellie Bentley and Edna Hahn, both of Taylorsville; and a brother, T.C. Bentley, of Lawrenceburg.

  • Anita Simpson Williams, 74

    Anita Simpson Williams, 74, of Mt. Washington, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at Baptist Hospital East.
    Anita was a member of First Baptist Church of Mount Washington.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Chick” Williams.

  • H. LaVerne Hogan, 92

    H. LaVerne Hogan, 92, of Taylorsville, died Thursday, June 16.
    Born in Louisville, she was the daughter of the late Anton G. and Helen L. Stoeth Pfuelb and the widow of Patrick J. Hogan.
    She is survived by her daughter, Joyce (Frank) Stevenson of Taylorsville, and her sister, Louise Nalley of Clarksville.
    Visitation was Saturday at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home in Taylorsville, with interment following at Saint Michael’s Cemetery in Louisville.