“He was such a special man, so talented; he was more than my mentor – he was my lifelong friend.”
Byron Cutshaw paused as he talked about J. Ernest Threlkeld Jr., a former high school band director in Shelby County, who passed away in Palm Coast, Fla., on Sunday at the age of 74 after a battle with lung cancer.
George Cottrell, 46, a longtime figure in the community and at Shelby County High School, died Tuesday afternoon at his home in Shelbyville.
Diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – commonly called Lou Gehrig’s Disease – in February of 2011, Cottrell never let the disease slow him down.
“His spirit was just tremendous,” said Todd Shipley, who worked with Cottrell at Shelby County High School and on the staff for the football team for whom Cottrell was the defensive coordinator up until the 2011 season.
It would be difficult to find someone as devoted to her community as was Rosella Davis, her friends say.
“She was always a part of my life, because I grew up with her daughter,” said Sharon Hackworth. “She was involved with Girl Scouts and 4-H, the historical society, so many things. As a person who has given back to their community, she is definitely a model for us all.”
It might be difficult to find someone with a stronger pedigree as a football fan than Simpsonville resident Shirley Simpson, an 89-year-old who was – quite literally, she said – “born and raised” in the sport and has remained an ardent follower.
“I watch football all the time,” she said. “It doesn’t matter what game is on. I watch football.”
After being without a pastor since September 2012, First Baptist Church of Shelbyville, the county’s largest congregation, is preparing has chosen Maurice Hollingsworth as its new minister.
Hollingsworth comes to Shelbyville from First Baptist Church of Las Cruces, N.M., where he is senior pastor. He replaces Steve Rice, who joined the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
Robert Dean Logan died Sunday as he lived: surrounded by the people he loved.
Logan, 81, who lost a battle with lung cancer at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, was a longtime businessman in one of the county’s most well-established family businesses in Shelby County, but he will be remembered as much more than one of the owners of Logan’s Uniform Rental and Logan’s Healthcare Linen Supply.
He will be remembered as a friend to many, said his brother, Howard Logan Sr.
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