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Obituaries

  • Karmyn Lyanna Rose, infant

    Karmyn Lyanna Rose, infant, passed away June 23, 2009.

    She was the daughter of Larry and Leslie Rose Jr.

    Her maternal great-grandfather, Edward “Ed” Leslie Tapp; her maternal great grandparents, Joe and Teenie Hagan; her paternal great grandparents, T.J. and Bessie Rose; and her paternal great grandfather, John Hilbert, preceded her in death.

  • Troy Glen Mahoney, 44

    Troy Glen Mahoney, 44, of Taylorsville, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2009.

    He was an employee of Sackfields Screen Printing.

    He is survived by his wife, Teresa Mahoney; three sons, Brian Owens, Brandon Mahoney and Steven Lafe Mahoney; his mother, Linda Mahoney; three brothers, David Adkins, Mark Adkins, and Raymond Martin; and two grandchildren, Landon Mahoney and Ava Owens.

    Funeral services were held July 3, 2009, at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home in Mt. Washington with burial in Highland Memory Gardens.

  • Anna Ruth Cook Ryles, 65

    Anna Ruth Cook Ryles, 65, of Mount Eden, passed away July 1, 2009, at her home.

    She was a retired facilitator for the Kentucky Unemployment Department after 17 years of service, and a member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Mount Eden.

    Her husband, Johnny C. Ryles, Sr.; her parents, Ernest James and Anna Mae Murphy Cook; and four sisters, Virginia Martin, Kathleen Cook. Loraine Cook, and Betty Jean Webster, preceded her in death.

  • Zollie Christine Neal, 73

    Zollie Christine Neal, 73, of Bloomfield, passed away June 26, 2009, at her home.

    She was a native of Nelson County, a homemaker, and of the Baptist faith.

    Her parents, Clarence and Myrtle Sanders Thompson, and one son, Gary Neal, preceded her in death.

    She is survived by her husband of 53 years, H.M. Neal, Jr.; one daughter, Elizabeth Jo Neal of Taylorsville; one son, David Lynn Neal of Bloomfield; one sister, Juanita McKinney of Cox's Creek; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

  • James S. Basham, 80

    James S.Basham, 80, of Louisville, passed away June 20, 2009. 

    He was a native of Jefferson County and was retired military from the U.S. Army and Navy.  He also sold insurance with Life of Georgia and worked with Armored Car Company.

    A son, James S. Basham, Jr. preceded him in death, as well as his companion, Nancy Carden of Boynton Beach, FL.

    Survivors include three sons, Tom Basham (Terri), Larry Basham (Julie) and Steve Welch; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Wilbert Basham; and one sister, Betty Link.

  • Simeon McCarty, 80

    Simeon McCarty, 80, of Frankfort, passed away June 20, 2009, at his home.

    He was a native of Laurel County, born April 10, 1929, to the late Homer and Wilma Hodges McCarty, and was a member of Camp Pleasant Baptist Church.

    He was a 1952 graduate of the Kentucky State Police Academy and remained with the  State Police until his retirement in 1985. His duties included trooper, driver's license testing and driving school.

    One son, Simeon Nicholas McCarty, preceded him in death.

  • Thomas Giltner Shelburne, 75

    Thomas Giltner Shelburne, 75, of Taylorsville, passed away June 21, 2009, at his home.

    He was born March 21, 1934 in Spencer County. He was a retired farmer, a resident of Christian Care Community Friendship House in Taylorsville; and was a member of the First Christian Church of Taylorsville.

    His wife, Pearl Marie Gibson; his parents, T.Q. and Susie Cook Shelburne; one sister, Lorena Shelburne; two half-sisters, Lillie Monroe and Mary Winford McMarry; and one brother, Ray Shelburne, preceded him in death.

  • Elwood Maddox, 73

    Elwood Maddox, 73, of Taylorsville, passed away June 15, 2009, at Norton-Suburban Hospital of Louisville.

    He was born in Waterford, was a farmer, and member of Van Buren Baptist Church in Anderson County.

    Mr. Maddox was an active member of the Spencer County Lions Club, having served as president, past president, past treasurer and past director. He was also a former grand marshall and chairman of the Eye Foundation and was a "Lions Camper" at Camp Crescendo in Lebanon Junction.

  • Ruby Jean Riley, 70

    Ruby Jean Riley, 70, of Mount Washington, passed away June 12, 2009, at Baptist East Hospital.

    She was a native of Anderson County, a homemaker, and was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church in Mount Washington.

    Her parents, Bill and Effie Smith Savage, preceded her in death.

  • Brian H. Larsh, 44

    Brian H. Larsh, 44, of Springfield, passed away June 12, 2009, at Jewish Hospital Louisville.

    He was a native of Lapeer MI, an employee of Shelby Industries in Shelbyville; and was a loving father, husband, son, brother, and grandfather.