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Daniel Melson

Feb 25, 1956 - Dec 06, 2023

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Louisville, KY

Daniel Ray "Danny" Melson, 67, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, in Louisville, Kentucky. He was born on Saturday, February 25, 1956, to the late James and Regina Melson in Louisville, Kentucky. Danny was naturally introverted, clever, and very philosophical. He enjoyed the knowledge he got from reading, and was a history buff. In his younger days, Danny was a Golden Gloves champion, and always ready to test his skills. In his spare time, Danny liked to watch his U of L Cardnals play, ...Read More

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Emma Theresa Nelson

Jan 16, 1955 - Feb 24, 2024

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Louisville, KY

"Emma Theresa Nelson was born on January 16, 1955 in Louisville, KY to Rosa Lee Sanderson and Jessie Slaughter, Jr. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Curtis L. Nelson, Sr., three sons, Dr. Christopher Nelson(Kristen), MD, Chef Kevin Nelson, and Dr. Curtis Nelson III(Rayna), Ed.D, L.C.S.W along with her older sister, Dorothy Anderson, stepdaughter Retina Simmons and stepson Curtis L. Nelson, Jr., grandchildren Myah Nelson, Olivia Nelson, Noah Nelson, Hope Nelson, Levi Nelson, and a great grandson, Demetrius Brownlee. Emma was a lifelong servant to others, beginning her first job at Kroger\u0027s, then working a series of service jobs including Treyton Oak Towers where she rose from a patient aid to Director of Medical Records, U.S. Census Bureau and H \u0026amp; R Block, the latter of which she mastered and became a leader in tax preparation with no formal training. Emma attended Loretto High School in Louisville, KY for middle school and high school. After graduation, she began working at U of L Hospital as a nurses aid and completed some courses in the nursing program at Spalding University before deciding to devote her time and life to raising a family. In her earlier years, Emma enjoyed writing and was an avid reader, sometimes preferring the works of authors such as Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Emma will forever be remembered for her self-sacrifice, strength, lifelong commitment to serving others, love for her family and gifts as a natural loving mother. Emma was a genius of practicality and brilliant woman, wife and parent. Emma was one of God’s particularly strong servants. She will be missed deeply by her family friends and loved ones to a degree that human words cannot express. Visitation: 10am-12pm Friday, March 1, 2024 at Canaan Christian Church, 2840 Hikes Lane., funeral service to follow at noon, burial in KY Veterans Cemetery."

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Frances J. Tellis

Nov 02, 1933 - Feb 23, 2024

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Louisville, KY

"Frances J. Tellis, 90, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024. She was a member of R L. Jones Methodist Church, former president of the Usher Board. Frances was preceded in death by her son George and daughter Carla Tellis. She is survived by her children, Victor Tellis and Lynnell Blakemore; grandchildren, Charon, Shelitha, George, Patrick, Christopher, Bryan, Starla, Elijuwon, Rashna, Victor Jr. Eric and Cicley, host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends. Visitation: 10am-12pm Friday, March 1, 2024 at A. D. Porter \u0026amp; Sons Funeral Home, 1300 W. Chestnut St., funeral service to follow at noon."

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Danny L McCombs

Mar 23, 1947 - Feb 25, 2024

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Louisville, KY

Danny L McCombs, age 76, of Louisville, Kentucky passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024. Full obituary available soon A funeral service for Danny will be held Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40218. A visitation will occur Monday, March 4, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven.

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J. Michael Hayes

Nov 08, 1994 - Feb 25, 2024

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Louisville, KY

J. Michael Hayes, 29, of Louisville, Kentucky, died on Sunday, February 25th, 2024 after a courageous 10-year battle with brain cancer. Michael was born in Louisville, Kentucky on November 8th, 1994 and was a graduate of St. Francis of Assisi, Trinity High School and the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business & Economics with degrees in Marketing and Finance. After college, Michael worked in marketing for The Old Forester Distillery, Breakthru Beverage Group (Chicago), OvareGroup/Ad Cucina and GetChoice. He was a member of Big Spring Country Club and loved golf, travel, history and, most importantly, hanging out with his many friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Eldon and Winnie Hayes and George and Tootie Atzinger; his uncle, George “Boots” (Marlene) Atzinger; and his aunt, Teresa Atzinger (Henry) Hunt. Michael is survived by his parents, John and Jeannine (Atzinger) Hayes; his sister, Grace Maire Hayes; his aunts, Mary (Rod) Cory, Diane (Pat) Riggs, Kathy (Bobby) Mefford, and Cindy Atzinger; his uncles, James (Sarah) Hayes, Michael (Kari) Hayes, Mark Atzinger, Michael (Marsha) Atzinger and John Atzinger; and many cousins. Everyone who knew Michael will miss his love of life and charming personality. In lieu of flowers, his family would be grateful for donations made in his honor to Hosparus Health Louisville or Olmsted Parks Conservancy. We are thankful for his many caregivers, especially Dr. Brian Williams and Dr, Guneet Sarai of Brown Cancer Center. Michael's memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday March 2nd, 2024, at St. Brigid Catholic Church, 1520 Hepburn Avenue, with burial of ashes at a later date. His memorial visitation will be from 3:00 pm -7:00 pm on Friday, March 1st, 2024 at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road.

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Elizabeth Ann Shuck

Sep 15, 1934 - Feb 24, 2024

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Louisville, KY

"Elizabeth Ann Shuck, 89, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024. Betty was born to the late Margaret (Higdon) and Cambell VanMeter in Peoria, IL. She retired from Bell South. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George D. Shuck, Jr., and brother, Herman VanMeter. Betty is survived by her daughters, Debra A Culver (John) and Karen L. Thornton (Steve); sister, Mary Metzger; grandchildren, Ryan T. Haysley (Candace), and Morgan L. Bowling (Mark); great-grandchildren Rylan, Laynie, Landyn, London, Mason, and Paisley. Her funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2024, at St. Paul Catholic Church, 6901 Dixie Highway, with burial at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery, Radcliff. Visitation will be from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Highway."

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Gary Thomas (Tom) Lee

Feb 04, 1946 - Feb 13, 2024

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Louisville, KY

"Gary Thomas (Tom) Lee Born: February 4, 1946 Died: February 13, 2024 On February 13, 2024, I lost my husband, my best friend, soulmate, and the love of my life. Tom affectionately called “Bear” by me, died at the Baptist Hospital Palliative unit in Louisville, KY at the age of 78. He was predeceased by his parents, Lawson and Kathleen Lee, a brother Wayne Lee, and sisters, Frances Fulton and Billie Jean Truelove, and our three fur babies, Rhonda, Chatty and Shelby. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ellen Lee. Tom was the son of a farmer in western Ky where he was born in Provo Ky. in Butler County. He wanted more than Farm Life and had a dream as a small boy. That dream was to get an education and to play music (guitar) and pursue a career in that field. He went on to graduate from the University of Louisville. He then became the first classical guitar instructor at Bellarmine College. He also became an instructor at UofL, JCC and both seminaries. He also taught private lessons. Classical guitar was his career and passion. A highlight for him was to meet his idol Andres Segovia after his concert. Tom also played and taught acoustic guitar, banjo and mandolin. The amazing part of his career was that he was a self-taught musician on all these instruments. He was extremely talented. His love of musical instruments led him into being a musical instrument repairman. He had his own business, Music – L – Repairs. Later his love of wood led him to antique restoration. He also made cutting boards and knife racks for dealers. It was remarked they were as much a work of art and beauty as well as useful. Tom was an avid reader, particularly history. He often wrote short stories involving history. He worked crossword puzzles every day. He also had an amazing gift as an artist. He loved life, music and people. He never met a stranger. He had a wonderful and wicked sense of humor, he said he got from his dad. He told me he considered himself a lucky man. He got to have the career he wanted and loved. He always laughed and said he never worked. Music, he said, was his high and he never needed any stimulants. Tom loved many things in life, but the best for me was that he loved me. He was an extremely intelligent and talented man but was also a good man. I was very proud of him and felt blessed that he asked me to share his life. We had the time of our life, filled with love and adventures. He never let a day go by that he didn’t tell me how much he loved me and what I meant to him. I felt his love surround me and hold me every day of our marriage. I was blessed. In 1997, Tom suffered his first health issue. It was a landslide. He survived and was called “the miracle man of Humana” unfortunately, he had to retire at the young age of 51 years old. In spite of having to give up so much, he was never bitter or angry. He went on playing his music, reading and doing his woodworking. He worked on what he fondly called his “honey do” list. He made several pieces of furniture for our house. When he got sick in 1997, he coded and had a near death experience. He spoke of going to heavens gates and seeing his dad. His dad told him he needed to go back as it was not his time, that he had things to do, and a wife that needed him. He told him he would be there, but it would be a long time. Tom always wondered why he was able to see what he did. He was grateful, as it took the fear out of death, but he was not ready to go. He frequently shared his experience as it seemed a mission. That long time his father spoke of ended up being 27 years. We were blessed with those years and were grateful. Tom always said passing is just like stepping over, and this is not the end. He always told me if he went first, he would be sitting in a chair at the gates waiting for me, and I know he will. Tom has always been a fighter and came out on top, in spite of the odds, unfortunately, the past 7 months were beyond difficult. He had two surgeries, pneumonia, and multiple trips from hospital and rehab. The whole process left him bedbound 70 plus days and he never regained his strength. The earlier part of the month, he ended back in the hospital with flu and pneumonia. He could make no progress, and he told me he had never been so tired or hurt so bad. We both knew no matter how much we didn’t want to; it was time to let go. I would not have had him suffer so he needed me to let him go. He was moved to the palliative care unit on Monday, February 12th. In the early morning hours of Tuesday, February 13th, he slipped away quickly and peacefully in his sleep. He was finally free. You realized your dreams, and I am so proud of you. Not bad for a farmer’s son indeed. You became a respected and well-known musician, music teacher, musical repairman and antique restorer. During his years, he played for the mayor’s winter and summer scene. He played for many derby parties, weddings, and at one time, played the lunch hour at several restaurants. He sometimes played with an Irish group and was part owner in a music store for a while. His career was very full and unique. He did in 51 years that which a lot of people never do in a lifetime. Tom and I were married on September 23, 1978, in the Bellarmine chapel. His music students provided the music. It has been 45 years of love and memories. I love you dearly Bear and will miss you so much until we meet again. May God bless you and keep you in his care until then. May my love for you pass from this realm to the next and surround you and hold you. Your loving wife, Ellen Arrangements under the direction of Pearson\u0027s, \u0026quot;Where Louisville Goes to Remember\u0026quot;. Services will be private. If you wish to donate to your favorite charity in Tom’s name, please do so. If Tom was here, he would leave you with the parting thought. He would tell you to love someone and to be loved in return is everything. Love is a treasure and a gift, and, in the end, it is all that counts and of value."

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Patricia Ann Smith

Jul 05, 1945 - Feb 23, 2024

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Louisville, KY

"Patricia Ann Smith, 78, of Louisville passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024. She was born in Selma, AL, lived in Louisville her whole life, and worked as a social worker for Amedisys Home Health Care Services. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Hulda Schober Smith. She is survived by her brothers, Donald Smith, and Dickie Smith (Lynn); nieces and nephews, Laura Greenberg (Trevor), Adam Smith (Tabitha), Sarah Carlson (Pete); great nieces and great nephews, Lydia Smith, Cooper Carlson, Allison Greenberg, and Max Greenberg. There will be a graveside service held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Cave Hill Cemetery 701 Baxter Avenue Louisville, KY 40204. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.ratterman.com"

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Theodore D. Brown

Jan 30, 1975 - Feb 17, 2024

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Louisville, KY

"Theodore D. Brown, 49, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2024. He is survived by his children, Thee\u0027Vette Southard (Corey), Thee\u0027 Asia Brown and Theodore D. Brown Jr., grandchildren, LiLa Southard, Kobi Whaley and Tori Whaley; parents, Denise and Theodore Brown; grandmother, Mary Irvin; siblings, LaKeisha Brown and Theron Brown; ex-wife, Cre\u0027Vette D. Brown, and a host of family and friends. Visitation: 1pm-3pm Saturday, March 2, 2024 at A. D. Porter \u0026amp; Sons Funeral Home, 1300 W. Chestnut St., funeral to follow at 3pm."

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Norma Napier

Apr 29, 1940 - Feb 24, 2024

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Louisville, KY

Norma Napier, 83, of Lebanon Junction passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Landmark of Iroquois Park.She was born April 29, 1940 in Taylorsville to her parents, Clarence Cleveland and Mildred Catherine Walls Whitaker.Norma was a member of Faith Assembly of God in Lebanon Junction and was a former receptionist for Helmwood Healthcare in Elizabethtown.She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Barry Whitaker and two sisters, Donna Rodgers and Judy Scott.Survivors include her son, Chris Napier (Angela); sister, Renee Garber (Dan); brother, Kevin Whitaker (Barbara); grandchildren, Ashley and Brandon Napier and Chelsea Maples and great grandchildren, Maci, Brantley, Kalieh, McKinley, Liam, Alexander and Samuel.Services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2024, at Trowbridge Funeral Home in Lebanon Junction with Pastor Mike Rodgers officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Mt. Washington.Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 29, 2024, and after 10:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.To leave an online condolence visit, www.trowbridgefh.comTrowbridge Funeral Home in Lebanon Junction has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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James Jeffery Toler

Feb 19, 1962 - Feb 23, 2024

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Louisville, KY

James Jeffery Toler born February 19, 1962 departed this life on Friday February 23, 2024 at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky being 62-years old. James was born in Hazard, Kentucky the son of the late James A. Toler and the late Julie Helton Toler. Other than his parents, James was also preceded in death by Sisters, Opal Helton and Linda Wooton; Nephews, Justin Stidham and Timothy Helton. James Jeffery Toler leaves the following relatives to cherish his memory: Brothers, Roger Dale Toler of Busy, Sid Toler, Jr. & Rosetta of Busy; Sisters, Deborah Campbell of Leslie County, KY, Jeanette Toler & David of Busy. A host of other relatives and friends survive. Visitation for James Jeffery Toler will be held on Friday March 1, 2024 at The Church of The Great I Am after 6:00 P.M. Funeral Services will follow on Saturday at The Church of The Great I Am at 2:00 P.M. with Larry Gross officiating. The Interment will follow in the Campbell Cemetery at Busy, Kentucky. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of James Jeffery Toler, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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