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Obituaries

  • FEATURE OBITUARY: CALVIN TERRELL, 94

    Often spotted wearing oversized clothing and a youthful grin, Calvin Terrell’s hands would tightly clinch his wheelbarrow as he started every day scaling the hills of the city he loved.

    Terrell, a one-man maintenance crew known for his work ethic, pushed the wheelbarrow stacked with various lawn equipment and a lawnmower through La Grange.

    It was the only way he knew.

    A simple, uneducated man with learning disabilities, Terrell worked tirelessly, learning every crevice, corner and alley in La Grange along the way.

  • Thelma Jones services

    The Services for Thelma Jones will be held at the Pruitt Funeral Home

    Visitation on Wed 5 to 9 pm

    Funeral on Thursday at 1 pm

  • Darlene A. Bruce, 59

    Darlene A. Bruce, 59, died Friday, May 29, 2009.

    She was an employee of ServiceNet in Jeffersonville and Kroger in La Grange and a Catholic by faith.

    Survivors include her brother, Mike (Jewell) Bruce; and two sisters, Mary (John) Clausen and Pam (Joe) Slusser.

    Services were Tuesday at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home in La Grange, with Joe Slusser officiating. 

    Burial took place at Valley of Rest Cemetery.

    Pallbearers were Robert Bruce, Jeremy Slusser, David Mack, Charles Alford, Charlie Pope and Adam Stewart.

  • Treyvon Darnell Taylor, infant

    Treyvon Darnell Taylor, infant, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

    Survivors include his parents, Erica Taylor and Courtneey Freemann; grandparents, Kay Taylor, Darryl Maddox, Estha Freemann and Lurch Freemann; his great-grandmother, Hattie Ford; three brothers; and two sisters.

    Services were Friday at Valley of Rest Cemetery, with the Rev. Doris Harris officiating.  

    Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home in La Grange handled arrangements.

  • Calvin R. Terrell, 94

    Calvin R. Terrell, 94, died Thursday, May 28, 2009.  

    He was a native of Henry County. He was a self-employed janitor and yardman prior to his retirement, a member of the old Kynett Methodist Church and attended Covenant United Methodist Church.

    Survivors include his friend, J.W. Hall Jr.; and many caring friends in the community.

    Services were Monday at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home in La Grange with Pastor Owen Dolin officiating. 

    Burial took place at Valley of Rest Cemetery.

  • 10-year-old orphan knew hard work

    Of the five children, 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild in Floyd Gullett’s life, the nicknames for those loved ones are abundant – “Booger,” “Tink,” “Bo,” “JoJo,” “Doodie Bug,” “Scrooge,” “Doll Baby,” “Squirt” and “Buck,” among others.

    “Daddy nicknamed everybody,” Floyd’s son, Jim Gullett, said. “You asked him someone’s name and he just wouldn’t know. We all got nicknames.”

  • Edward A. “Pete” Cook, 75

    Edward A. “Pete” Cook, 75, died Thursday, May 28, 2009. 

    He is preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Debra Dunlap. 

    Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly Harrod and Tamara Kelley, both of La Grange; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; and his father, Edward Burton Cook of Shelbyville. 

    Services were Wednesday at Shannon Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Betts officiating.  

    Burial took place at Shady Lawn Cemetery in Shelbyville. 

     

  • Richard Victor Wickstrom, 61

    Richard Victor Wickstrom, 61, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at Baptist Hospital East.

    Survivors include his wife, Karen; two daughters, Holly (John) Tichenor and Stacy (Trent) Pehlke; and four grandchildren, Kelly and Colin Tichenor,  Nolan and  Sullivan Pehlke.

    Services were Sunday at  Stoess Funeral Home in Crestwood.

  • Bettye Mae Mobley Williams, 73

    Bettye Mae Mobley Williams, 73, died Thursday, May 29, 2009, at Baptist Hospital East.

    She was a retired accountant and a member of  Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

    Survivors include two sons, Maurice Griffin and Jack Williams Jr.; five daughters, Lana (Randall) Burgin, Donna (Ricky) Aldridge, Jenny Williams, Angie Aldridge and Laura Griffin; a brother, Melvin Mobley; a sister, Patricia Burke; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

    Services were Monday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

    Burial took place at Pleasureville Cemetery.

  • Patricia Anne Blair, 81

    Patricia Anne Blair, 81, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at home. 

    She was preceded in death by her husband, William S. Blair and a son, Perry Eugene Bellows.  

    Survivors include her children, Pamela Gail Balsley, Carol Anne Roselle and Alexander Stewart Bellows Jr.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

    The body was cremated.Heady Radcliffe Funeral Home in La Grange handled arrangements.