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Obituaries

  • Joe Forgy, 74

    Joe Forgy, 74
    La Grange
    Joe Forgy, 74, of La Grange, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012.
    He was a Baptist, Kentucky Colonel, U.S. Army veteran and a retired captain for the Department of Corrections.
    Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Lois Carol Forgy; children, Lisa Marie (Roy) Ricketts and Timothy Joe Forgy; granddaughter, Callie Ricketts; and sisters, Vivian Johnson and Martha (Mike) Blackford.
    Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home.
    Burial will take place in Valley of Rest Cemetery.  

  • Richard I. Hillard, 56

    Richard I. Hillard, 56
    Crestwood
    Richard I. Hillard, 56, of Crestwood, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012, at Kindred Hospital.
    He is preceded in death by his father, Richard Hillard; and sister, Dorothy Stewart.
    Survivors include his mother, Leta Hillard; sisters, Priscilla (Douglas) Curry, Mary Jo Larimore, and Kathy (Mark) Jones; and nieces and nephews.
    Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Stoess Funeral Home, Crestwood.
    Burial will take place at Floydsburg Cemetery.
    Visitation is 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

  • Joseph Randazzo III, 61

    Joseph
    Randazzo III, 61
    La Grange
    Joseph Randazzo III, 61, of La Grange, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2012, at his home with his loving family at his bedside after a short battle with cancer.
    He was a painting
    contractor dedicated to his work.
    Survivors include his mother, Edna Randazzo; (loving and devoted)
    sister, Victoria Hall; nephew, Anthony Concepcion; (caring companion) Becki Ann Posey; and family and friends who were there to help us as we needed them.
    A special thanks for everything to Frank Reed.

  • Melvonna L. Gregory, 55

    Melvonna L.
    Gregory, 55
    La Grange
    Melvonna L. Gregory, 55, of La Grange, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012.
    Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Larry.
    Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Oldham County Funeral Home, 706 W. Jefferson St.
    Burial will take place at Valley of Rest Cemetery.
    Visitation is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
     

  • Mallie Mae Prather Hedges, 96

    Mallie Mae Prather Hedges, 96
    La Grange
    Mallie Mae Prather Hedges, 96, of La Grange passed away Wednesday April 25, 2012, at her home with her family by her side.
    She was a member of the Greater Life Apostolic Church of Middletown and Buckner Homemakers Club.
    She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Hedges.

  • Charlene Meredith Sharp, 65

    Charlene Meredith Sharp, 65
    La Grange
    Charlene Meredith Sharp 65, of La Grange, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012.
    She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Ray Sharp; and son, Robert “Bobby” Ray Sharp.
    Survivors include her son, William Edward (Sherree) Sharp; brothers and sisters, Bernice Risinger, Pete Meredith, Helena Meredith, Eva Walton, Linda Bradshaw, Tommy Meredith, Ronnie Meredith, Gene Meredith and Carl Ray Meredith.
    Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home.

  • Viola Hirsbrunner Rice

    Viola Hirsbrunner Rice
    Viola Hirsbrunner
    Rice passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012.
    Mrs. Rice lived in Jefferson County before she and her husband moved to Oldham County more than
    40 years ago.
    She worked tirelessly with 4H, Republican and Farm Bureau organizations in Jefferson County.
    When she moved to Oldham County she was very active in the Republican party serving as precinct captain and poll worker.

  • Ellen Jane Walker Rolph, 74

    Ellen Jane Walker Rolph, 74
    La Grange
    Ellen Jane Walker Rolph, 74, of La Grange, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012.
    She was a member of Buckner Baptist Church and a homemaker.

  • Elmer H. Kinney Jr., 76

    Elmer H.
    Kinney Jr., 76
    Florida
    Elmer H. Kinney Jr., 76, of Florida, formerly of Kalamazoo, Mich.passed away Monday, April 2, 2012, at his home, with family by his side.
    Kinney was born Nov. 8, 1935, in Kalamazoo, Mich.
    He was the son of the late Elmer and Johanna DeBruin Kinney Sr.
    On April 13, 1962, he married the love of his life, Nancy A. Hopkins Kinney.
    Survivors include his wife, Nancy A. Hopkins Kinney.
    Services were April 6.
    Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home of Kalamazoo handled arrangements.

  • William ‘Bill’ Frederick Watts, 78

    William ‘Bill’ Frederick Watts, 78
    Louisville
    William “Bill” Frederick Watts, 78, of Louisville, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Baptist Hospital Northeast.
    He was born May 25, 1933 to the late Leslie and Inez Hendricks Watts.
    Watts was a 1951 graduate of Manual High School. He signed to play professional baseball where he spent five years in the minor leagues.
    He attended Bethel University in McKenzie, Tenn. from 1956-1957 where he met the love of his life, Patricia Hogan, and they were married in 1958.