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Lorene Elliott

Feb 19, 1931 - Nov 28, 2023

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Louisville, KY

Lorene Elliott, 92, was born on February 19, 1931 in Celina, TN to the late Bedford and Meadie (Stoops) Daniel, and passed away on November 28, 2023. Lorene was retired from the Old World Tobacco Co. and was a member of the Church of Christ. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband Ervin Edsel Elliott; 2 brothers and 5 sisters. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Judy Milliner (Danny), Glenda Jones (David), Norma Thompson (Joe) and Rosie Vincent (Lindell)...Read More

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Madison Becknell

Jun 19, 2002 - Feb 27, 2024

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Louisville, KY

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the untimely passing of Madison Pearl Becknell, a radiant soul taken from us at the young age of 21 due to a tragic car collision on February 28, 2024, in Louisville. Born on June 20, 2002, in Crestwood, Kentucky, Madison was the beloved daughter of Debra and William E. Becknell III. Madison graduated from Oldham County High School in 2020 and pursued her passion for health sciences at the University of Kentucky, majoring in Clinical Leadership and Management with a minor in Communication. A dedicated student, she consistently earned a place on the Dean's list and was set to graduate in May 2024. Known for her infectious positivity and radiant smile, Madison brought "Pure Sunshine" to everyone around her. She was an active member of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville and attended Southland Christian Church in Lexington during her time at the University of Kentucky. Madison was also a cherished member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. Madison is survived by her loving family, including her parents, siblings, and grandparents, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who will forever miss the warmth and joy she brought into their lives. May her memory be a source of comfort during this difficult time.

Amy Louise Vuturo

Feb 08, 1956 - Feb 26, 2024

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Louisville, KY

Amy Louise Vuturo, 68, passed away on February 26, 2024 after a short battle with cancer. Amy served in the Army and retired from the US Postal Service. She loved to gamble, but only at bingo and church picnic cake wheels. She enjoyed the NFL, horse racing, and Jeopardy. She spent her free time with her sisters and her dog, Kelsey. Amy was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Jean, her sister Lisa, and her niece Nikki. She is survived by her sisters Dina, Susie, Peggy (Glenn), brother Chris (Kathy), niece Megan (Chris), nephews Adam, Leo, Cyrus, Lincoln, great-nephews Ryan, Colson (her dawg), Travis, great-nieces Ashton (Chase), Savannah (Cole), Brooklyn, Scarlett, and great-great-nephew Tate. Amy, we will miss your smile and your weird sense of humor. We will see you at the Grand Canyon. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at The Norton Cancer Institute and all those at Hosparus who helped her to pass so peacefully. To honor Amy, a memorial mass will be held at Incarnation Catholic Church on Lower Hunters Trace in Louisville, KY on March 9 at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Resthaven on Bardstown Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Arrow Fund of Louisville.

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Jerry A. Smith

Sep 30, 1949 - Mar 01, 2024

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Louisville, KY

Mr. Jerry A. Smith, 74 of Louisville, passed from this life on Friday, March 1, 2024 at the home of his daughter, surrounded by family. He was born at Burr in Rockcastle County, KY on September 30, 1949 the son of Arbra and Alice Turner Smith. A 1969 graduate of Livingston High School, he was a retired employee of General Electric and a member of the National Street Rods Association. Besides spending time with his family, he loved hot rod cars and trucks, swap meets, flea markets, and hanging out with his long-time best friend, John Gardner.He is survived by his children: Shawn Smith and wife Amanda of Louisville, and Tara Yearns and husband Bruno of Mt. Washington; his grandchildren: McKenna Kaelin and husband Dillon of New Salsbury, IN, Cole Smith and girlfriend Hannah Schank of Louisville, and Kaden and Kynlee Yearns of Mt. Washington; his great grandchild, Crew Kaelin; a brother, Ronnie Smith of Mt. Vernon; his sisters: Sandra Cromer and husband Mike of Conway, Ola Smith of Brodhead, and Joann Jones of Mt. Vernon; and his best friend of 57 years, John Gardner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers: Swonnie, Jessie, and Darrell Smith; and sisters: Pat Smith, Rose Smith, and Sue Gambrell.Funeral services for Mr. Smith will be conducted Thursday, March 7 at 11:00 AM at the Dowell & Martin Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Ova Baker. Burial will follow in the Smith Cemetery at Burr.We ask that you please respect the family’s private visitation time prior to public visitation hours from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday.

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Kaeson Ray Spade Buchter

Oct 06, 2022 - Feb 28, 2024

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Louisville, KY

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Kaeson Ray Spade Buchter, a cherished son, born on October 6, 2022, who left this world tragically on February 28, 2024. In his brief time with us, Kaeson brought immeasurable joy and warmth to the lives of all who knew him. The adored child of Eric Buchter and Makayla Blue, Kaeson had a special gift for spreading happiness wherever he went. With his infectious laughter and boundless energy, he had a remarkable ability to light up even the darkest of days. His endearing calls for "Momma" and "Dadda" were a source of endless delight, melting the hearts of those around him and bringing an abundance of love into their lives. Kaeson had a zest for life that was truly remarkable. He found joy in the simple pleasures, whether it was coloring with bright markers, watching his favorite show ‘Miss Rachel’, or gleefully playing with his Dadda's jewelry. Though his time with us was far too short, Kaeson leaves behind a legacy of love and happiness that will be cherished forever. In the hearts of his family and friends, his spirit will live on, a shining beacon of light and joy that will never be extinguished. He is survived by his parents, Eric and Makayla; grandmother, Cambrian Kuykendall; grandmother, Leah Nikki Whitley; aunts, Ashley Buchter, Kareena Blue, and Sara Wilson; grandfathers, Tracy Blue, Richard Spade Whitley, Ronn Giles, and Shannon Buchter; great grandmother, Ella Young; and uncle, Chris Foley. Visitation will be held 12-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Legacy Funeral Center – Nunnelley Chapel, 4327 Taylor Boulevard – Louisville. To to the family or in memory of Kaeson Ray Spade Buchter, please

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Houston "Doodle" Haynes

Sep 05, 1941 - Feb 29, 2024

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Louisville, KY

Houston “Doodle” Haynes, age 82 of Guston, KY passed away on February 29, 2024 at Norton’s Hospital. Mr. Haynes was a long time member of the Salem Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and trustee. He worked at Olin Chemical for 16 years, then was Truck Driver for 25 years as an employee of Liquid Transporters, Mitchell Transport, Trimac Transportation and Active Transportation where he retired as a member of Teamsters Local 89. He enjoyed Little League Baseball as a player, coach and umpire. He was an avid fan of U of K Basketball and Dodgers Baseball. After retirement, he was an avid Rook Player at the Buck Grove Rook Parlor almost every day. On weekends, he loved to play and show Antique tractors, especially his dad’s 1948 H Farmall and his cousin’s John Deere. He was born on September 5, 1941 in Brandenburg, KY, the last of 5 children born to the late Herbert and Alliene Haynes. Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his siblings Herbert Ray Haynes, May Haynes Johnson, Lawrence Haynes, and Fay Haynes Whelan as well his granddaughter, Megan Lorraine Haynes. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joyce McCoy Haynes, his sons; Thomas Houston (Heidi) Haynes and Allen Dale Haynes (Sue Durbin). His Grandchildren, Sydney Haynes (Steve Wheatley), Austin Haynes, Madison Haynes (Brandon Forbes) and Tyler (Savanna) Haynes and one Great Granddaughter, Annsley Lorraine Haynes. Survivors also include Brothers and Sisters -n- Law Arlene Haynes, Gene Whelan, Jim and Dianne McCoy, Mike and Denise McCoy, Jim and Lisa Miller and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at Salem Baptist Church with Revs. Garry Hicks and Chuck Rhudy officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at Hager Funeral Home from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Friday, and at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of service on Saturday. Pallbearers will be Sydney Haynes, Austin Haynes, Madison Haynes, Tyler Haynes, Mike Hurt, and Chip Robinson. Honorary Pallbearer is Annsley Lorraine Haynes. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the Megan’s Mission Scholarship Fund (a fund created in Memory of his granddaughter, Megan Lorainne Haynes and awarded to Nursing Students). Checks can be made out to Megan’s Mission and mailed to: Megan’s Mission, ? Heidi Haynes, 1111 Midway Road, Guston, KY 40142. To to the family or in memory of Houston "Doodle" Haynes, please

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Melissa Robbins Whalen

Apr 21, 1969 - Mar 03, 2024

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Louisville, KY

Mrs. Melissa "Missy" Robbins Whalen, age 54, of Hanover, Indiana entered this life on April 21, 1969 in Williamstown, Kentucky. She was the loving daughter of the late Charles Allen "Chuck", Sr. and Brenda J. Scroggins Robbins. She resided nearly all of her life in Jefferson County and was a 1987 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. On August 29, 1988 Missy was united in marriage to Kenneth G. Whalen, Jr. in Carrollton, Kentucky. This happy union of 35 years was blessed with sons, Christopher Allen, Kenneth Glenwood "Tray", III, and Charles Wayne, and a daughter, Samantha Jo. She worked for Holiday Inn Express as the assistant manager for 20 years. She later had worked for Clifty Inn State Park at the front desk, then for Murphys-Wal-Mart for two years as manager, and then for Circle K as an assistant manager and currently was working for Speedway as the manager. She was an avid UK Basketball fan, enjoyed fishing, camping, racing, the Madison Regatta, playing softball and volleyball, and dearly loved being a Mamaw. Missy died on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at 12:11 a.m. at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. A LOVING FAMILY Missy will be missed by her loving husband of 35 years, Kenneth G. Whalen, Jr. of Hanover, Indiana; her sons, Kenneth Glenwood Whalen, III of Hanover, Indiana, Charles Wayne Whalen his wife, Kiersten of Madison, Indiana; her daughter, Samantha Jo Whalen McRoberts and her husband, Corebin of Dupont, Indiana; her grandchildren, Maylee Jo Frances Whalen, Savannah Jo Lee McRoberts, Carson Leroy McRoberts, Kylee Jo Whalen, Anizlee Jo Lee Whalen, and Charles Allen Glenwood Whalen; her brother, Allen Dale Robbins and his fiancee, Amber of Hanover, Indiana; her sister, Daffney Lynn Rowlett and her husband, Joshua of Madison, Indiana; her sister in law, Theresa Michaud of Bedford, Kentucky; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Allen "Chuck" Robbins, Sr. died May 29, 1986, her mother, Brenda J. Scroggins Robbins, died August 20, 2020, her son, Christopher Allen Robbins, died May 25, 2011, her brother, Charles Allen Robbins, Jr., died November 28, 1969, her maternal grandparents, Grover J. Scroggins and Doris M. Brinson Scroggins, her paternal grandparents, Robert Callis Robbins, died May 25, 1983 and Nellie M. Knoebel Robbins, died June 28, 1976, her father in law, Kenneth Whalen, Sr., died November 1, 1989, her mother in law, Norma Whalen, died October 1, 2007, and her infant twin half sisters. FUNERAL CEREMONY Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 11:00 a.m., by Pastor Liz Broadus at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Springdale Cemetery,600 West Fifth Street in downtown Madison, Indiana. VISITATION Friends may visit Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. MEMORIAL EXPRESSIONS Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover. Online condolences, remembrances, and memorials can be left at www.morgan-nay.com Place An Online Donation

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Deanna Donald

Feb 07, 1952 - Feb 28, 2024

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Louisville, KY

Deanna Donald, passed away on February 28, 2024. She was born to the late Dr. John and Eva Richey Donald on February 7, 1952.She was a graduate of Western High School, enjoyed walking at the mall and going to the beauty shop with her sister and meeting new friends and talking. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her siblings and nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, John, Bill and Rob; her niece, Tammy Long.She is survived by her siblings, Eva Ferriell (Robert), Thomas Donald and Rick Donald (Michael); and several nieces and nephews that she adored.Funeral services will be at 5:30 on Sunday, March 3, 2024. Visitation will be from 2:00 until time of services.Memorials can be made to Home of the Innocence in her memory.

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Martha Eller Abbott

Jun 30, 1931 - Feb 29, 2024

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Louisville, KY

Martha Eller Abbott, passed away peacefully on February 29, 2024 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Asheville, NC on June 30, 1931, she was the only child of Deane Hill Eller and Susan Moore Eller. After moving to Louisville, her parents built a house next door to Lakeside Swim Club, where Martha was a member of the synchronized swimming team. She continued her membership most of her life. Martha was a graduate of J. M. Atherton Girls High School and the University of Louisville where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. She was a housewife until her early forties. At that time, became employed by International Life Insurance and, later, Aetna Life and Casualty as a claims liaison for the Kentucky Retired Teachers until her retirement. Martha, a lover of the arts, supported the Louisville Orchestra, Louisville Ballet, Kentucky Opera and many other choral groups. She loved to travel, play bridge, the Highlands, the Louisville Cardinals, the library, her family, friends, and dogs, especially poodles. She was a wonderful cook. No one could duplicate her recipes, especially her recipe for Party Mix, because she always substituted ingredients. St. Paul United Methodist Church was the bedrock of Martha’s faith where she was a member for over 80 years. During this time she enjoyed being a member of the Motet Singers and Chancel Choir. She also volunteered in the church office and on other committees. After selling her home of 50 years, Martha moved to Miralea, Masonic Homes. She loved Miralea, the employees, and the many friendships she made over the last eight years. Her children are grateful for the love and support she received at Miralea. Martha is survived by her five children, Ann Lyons (Keith), Susan Abbott, Leslie V. Abbott III, Lyle Abbott (Tammy), and Alice Abbott- Moore (Jim). She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Sara Nelson (Shane), Clayton Lyons (Rachel), Leslie V. Abbott IV, Laurie Abbott, William Abbott and her four great-grandchildren, Thomas Nelson, Cynthia Nelson, Nina Lyons, and George Lyons. Sassy, Martha’s beloved poodle, who her children believed was her favorite child, preceded her in death. Martha, Mommy, Mother, Mopsy was so loved by her children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren and is already deeply missed. All are grateful for the many gifts she instilled in them. Visitation will be held on March 7 from 10:00 am at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2000 Douglass Blvd. A service will begin at 11:00 am followed by a private burial. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Kentucky Educational Television (KET) Commonwealth Fund, 600 Cooper Dr. Lexington, KY 40502 or to St. Paul United Methodist Church -Mission Outreach Fund, 2000 Douglass Blvd, Louisville, KY 40205.

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Michael L. Peterworth

Jul 03, 1965 - Mar 02, 2024

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Louisville, KY

"Michael L. Peterworth, 58, passed away on March 2, 2024. Born in Louisville, KY, on July 3, 1965, to the late JoAnne and Anthony Peterworth Sr., Mike was a man who loved life and his family deeply. He married his soulmate, Christine Hadorn, and together they raised their children, marking 25 years of love and laughter. Mike was a huge University of Kentucky fan. He loved being outdoors, whether it was being captain on his boat or camping at the lake. He thought of himself as a great dancer and was always the life of the party, ready to make his family and friends laugh. Spending time with his loved ones and his dogs, Booker and Baxter, was everything to him, and he made sure to cherish every moment. A member of the St. Bernard Catholic Community, Mike\u0027s faith was important to him. He leaves behind his wife, Christine, their children, Trevor Peterworth (Kelsey Druin) and Evan Peterworth (Kayleigh Worth), and his brothers, Anthony Peterworth Jr., Joseph (Angie) Peterworth, and David (Charity) Peterworth. He will also be missed by his nieces and nephews, Megan (Stu) Baskett, Casey Peterworth, Taylor Burress, Grace Peterworth, and Logan Peterworth. Friends and family can visit on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, from 3-8 PM at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 7500 Tangelo Dr, Louisville, KY 40228. His funeral mass is on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 12:00 PM at St. Bernard Catholic Church, followed by cremation. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Heart Association in memory of Mike."

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Mary Ann Hall

Feb 10, 1950 - Feb 29, 2024

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Louisville, KY

Mary Ann Hall - loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, faithful friend, and impassioned educator taught her final lesson in life on February 29, 2024 at the age of 74. Mary lost her battle with cancer on her terms with her two greatest loves, Lorrie and Rob,at her side. Mary was an extraordinary woman and those who knew her, knew her greatness. She would never see herself as exceptional, but her family, friends, and a multitude of students can attest that she was. She genuinely sought to bring out the best in all she touched. She never took pride in her success but was always prideful of seeing her students and family succeed. She truly was a beautiful soul. Mary was born an educator. She taught in the Catholic community for over 50 years with her longest term held with Trinity High school. If she wasn’t at home with family or watching her Fox News, you could find her at Trinity. Her main calling in life was to help those with learning differences succeed and countless did with her magic touch. Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Margaret (Kahafer) and Reese Hall, and her siblings Vickie and John Hall. She is survived by her daughter Lorrie (Joe) Salcedo, son Robert (Michelle) Staley, grandchildren Brittany (Ray) Stovall, Brandon (Taylor) Clark, Medley and Jasper Staley, Gabe and Julius Salcedo, and great-granddaughter River Clark, her sisters Sandy (Gary) Ramey and Jennifer (Mike) McCleve, brother Reese (Theresa) Hall, her Trinity family, and a host of nieces and nephews. A visitation for Mary will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 7410 Westport Road, Louisville, KY 40222. A funeral service will occur Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

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