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Obituaries

  • John Herman McKinley, 71

    John Herman McKinley, 71, of Taylorsville, died April 26, 2011 at his home.
    He was a son of the late Harry and Ruby Gordon McKinley.
    Survivors include his wife, Martha Ann Shelburne McKinley of Taylorsville; his step-sons, Earl Browning (Kristy) and Jeff Browning (Darla), both of Taylorsville.
    A memorial service is planned for 5:30 p.m. today at First Christian Church.

  • Deti Hou, 38

    Deti Hou, 38, of Taylorsville, died May 2 at his residence.
    He is survived by his wife, three children, a sister and mother.
    No services were held and cremation was chosen.

  • Lucydale McClain, 71

    Lucydale McClain, 71, passed away May 2, 2011, at Bradford Square Healthcare and Rehab Center in Frankfort, Ky.
    She was born Aug. 24, 1939, in Little Mount. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Lucille and Scott McClain.
    Lucy is survived by her two sisters, Annette Goebel (Tom), of Winchester and Deanna Owen (Allan), of Houston, Texas; and a brother, Robert Lee “Bud”  McClain (Judy), of Little Mount.

  • James 'Jim' Truman Oder, 76

    James “Jim” Truman Oder, 76, died on Easter, April 24, 2011.
    He was the son of the late Merritt and Frances Oder on June 26, 1934, in Taylorsville, Ky. He loved his hometown, childhood friends and playing basketball for Taylorsville High School and cheering for the Kentucky Wildcats.

  • Billy Leon White, 60

    Billy Leon White, 60, of Taylorsville, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, as the result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident on Highway #44 at the intersection of Plum Creek Road, Waterford.
    He was a native of Rogers, Ark., an employee at O’Neal Steel, Inc., Louisville, a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Bloomfield American Legion Post 288.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, William Edward and Lucetta Huff White.

  • Paul Neel Sr., 91

    Paul Neel Sr., 91, passed away on April 20, 2011.
    Mr. Neel was a Catholic and was a member of St. Therese Church in Louisville and All Saints Church in Taylorsville. He was retired from the old Aluminum Cruiser in Louisville and was a former president of the St. Therese Men’s Club. He was a World War II veteran.
    Mr. Neel was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Keown) Neel.

  • Mary Lee McDaniel Wimsatt, 57

    Mary Lee McDaniel Wimsatt, 57, of Mount Eden, died April 23, 2011.
    She was a member of the Catholic faith and a homemaker.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Eugene Wimsatt.

  • Marilyn Norton Hill, 71

    Marilyn Norton Hill, 71, of Spencer County, died Sunday, April 24, 2011, at her residence.
    She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Hardin and Julie Mae Price Norton.
    Survivors include a son, James Hill, and a daughter, Lydia Travillian, both of Bloomfield.
    Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Valley Cemetery Chapel on Mount Washington Road.
    Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home in Taylorsville.
    Hall-Taylor Funearl Home is in charge of all arrangements.

  • Frances L. 'Tootsie' McDavitt, 80

    Frances L. “Tootsie” McDavitt, 80, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.
    Born in Jefferson County, she was the daughter of the late Earl Sr. and Jeannette Bennett McKinley. “Tootsie,” a homemaker, was also a member of First Baptist Church of Taylorsville, where she was a former assistant in the GA program.

  • Brandon L. Stone, 22

    Brandon L. Stone, 22, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011.
    He was a member of First Baptist Church Springfield.
    He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Linda Stone and Dan Hays (Bessie).
    He is survived by his parents, Leslie Stone, Shaun Hays (Camille); siblings, Lateidra “T.T.” Elliott, Cheavonte and Cadeja Hays; stepbrother, Craig Elliott; grandparents, Bennie Stone (Paula), Raymond Johnson, and Cathy Hickman; aunts, uncles and a host of extended family and friends.