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Obituaries

  • Betty Jean Truax, 77

    Betty Jean Truax, 77, of Taylorsville, passed away October 12, 2009, at her home.

    She was a homemaker; a retired employee of General Electric in Louisville; and was a member of Taylorsville Christian Church.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Shelby Bivens and Gertrude Bivens Vires; her husband, Thomas Truax; two sisters, Mable Moore and Janie Goodlett; one brother, Jr. Bivens; and her step-father, Burnom Vires.

  • Tommie Earls, 95

    Tommie Earls, 95, of Morgantown, passed away October 11, 2009, at Signature HealthCARE in Taylorsville.

    He was born January 27, 1914, in East Bernstein; was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, was a retired electrician and farmer; and was a member of the Brooks Methodist Church in Bullitt County.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Marie Derossett Earls; and his parents, Willis Glover and Lucinda Brown Earls.

  • William Ray Greer, 55

    William Ray Greer, 55, of Bloomfield, passed away October 11, 2009, at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.

    He was a native of Nelson County, an employee of Y.K.K. Snap Fasteners in Lawrenceburg with 38 years of service, and was a member of Van Buren Baptist Church.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Truman and Elizabeth Shely Greer; and one brother Harry Greer.

  • Gregory Wayne Maddox, 43

    Gregory Wayne Maddox, 43, of Taylorsville, passed away October 10, 2009, at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

    He was a native of Bardstown, an employee of Active Transportation Company, a member of Local 89 of the Teamsters Union, and a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville.

    He was preceded in death by his mother, Charlotte Lydian Maddox; his paternal grandfather, John Owen Maddox; and his maternal grandmother, Mary Waldene Lydian.

  • William B. Wise, 83

    William B. Wise, 83, of Columbus IN, formally of Boyle County, died October 16, 2009 in Columbus.  He was the widower of Mildred Hollon Wise. He was born October 9, 1925, in Boyle County, the son of the late Charlie and Martha Crain Wise.

  • Gregory Wayne Maddox, 43

    Gregory Wayne Maddox, 43, of Taylorsville, passed away October 10, 2009, at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

    He was a native of Bardstown, an employee of Active Transportation Company, a member of Local 89 of the Teamsters Union, and a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville.

    He was preceded in death by his mother, Charlotte Lydian Maddox; his paternal grandfather, John Owen Maddox; and his maternal grandmother, Mary Waldene Lydian.

  • Tommie Earls, 95

    Tommie Earls, 95, of Morgantown, passed away October 11, 2009, at Signature HealthCARE in Taylorsville.

    He was born January 27, 1914, in East Bernstein; was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, was a retired electrician and farmer; and was a member of the Brooks Methodist Church in Bullitt County.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Marie Derossett Earls; and his parents, Willis Glover and Lucinda Brown Earls.

  • William Ray Greer, 55

    William Ray Greer, 55, of Bloomfield, died Oct. 11, 2009, at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.

    He was a native of Nelson County, an employee of Y.K.K. Snap Fasteners in Lawrenceburg with 38 years of service, and was a member of Van Buren Baptist Church.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Truman and Elizabeth Shely Greer; and one brother Harry Greer.

  • Tony Wayne Ryan, Sr., 59

    Tony Wayne Ryan Sr, 59, of Cox’s Creek, passed away September 19, 2009.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Edith Ryan; a brother, Gary Ryan; and his sister, Sue Raisor.

    He is survived by his wife, Linda (Reid); two sons, Tony Jr. and John “Andy”; and one daughter, Alison.

    Cremation was chosen.

  • Jonathan Tyler “J.T.” LeCompte, Jr., 15

    Jonathan Tyler “J.T.” LeCompte, Jr., 15, of Shelbyville, passed away September 30, 2009, in Shelbyville.

    He was a native of Shelbyville, a sophomore at Eastern High School in Middletown, and was a member of the school’s ROTC program.