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Obituaries

  • Viola Poe

    Viola Thomas Hale Poe, 96, of Eminence died Monday, July 27, 2009, at the Homestead Nursing Center.

    She was a member of Eminence Baptist Church and the Eminence Homemakers.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Poe.

  • Brenda Cervantes

    Brenda Lea Cervantes, 45, of Eminence, died Saturday, July 25, 2009, at Kindred Hospital in Louisville.  

    She was born in Louisville, was a factory worker, tobacco contractor and homemaker.

    She is preceded in death by a daughter, Andrea Solis.

    She is survived by her parents, Earl and Myrtle Cox Walker; a son, Joshua Logan Ethington, of Nicholasville; sisters Barbara Benham of Shelbyville and Joyce Brown of Franklinton; and six grandchildren.

  • Marcia Black

    Marcia Hundley Black, 94, of Ormond Beach, Fla. died Saturday, July 25, 2009, at Florida Hospital Memorial in Daytona beach.

    She was an LPN for many years. She was a member of Eminence Christian Church where she was organist for 40 years.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Black.

    She is survived by a daughter, Bobbye Dene Brock of Ormond Beach, Fla.; a son, Ronald Black, of New Ormond Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

  • Arnold 'Arnie' Burgin

    Arnold "Arnie" Ray Burgin, 71, died July 24, 2009, at Jewish Hospital in Shelbyville.

    He was a member of the Shelbyville Community Church and a U.S. Army Veteran.

    He was preceded in death by son, Phillip Russell Burgin.

  • Isaac Banta

    Isaac F. Banta, 76, died Sunday, July 26, 2009, at Jewish Hospital in Shelbyville. 

    He was a native of Bethlehem, Henry County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he served for two years. He was retired from General Electric Company, where he was an assembly line worker. He had attended Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Morgan Banta; a daughter, Francine Davis; sisters Helen Perry, Dorothy Perry and Melissa Hawkins; and a brother, Ollie Banta.

  • Isaac Banta

    Isaac F. Banta, 76, died Sunday, July 26, 2009, at Jewish Hospital in Shelbyville. 

    He was a native of Bethlehem, Henry County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he served for two years. He was retired from General Electric Company, where he was an assembly line worker. He had attended Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Morgan Banta; a daughter, Francine Davis; sisters Helen Perry, Dorothy Perry and Melissa Hawkins; and a brother, Ollie Banta.

  • Gladys Smith

    Gladys Bramblett Smith, 72, of Eminence, died Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.  

    She was born in Gest. She retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a home-health aide, attended Henry Christian Church and was active at the Henry County Senior Community Center.

    She is preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Jane Draque, brothers Raymond, Elmer Lee, Kenneth and James Bramblett; and sisters Catherine Wells and Ethel Lawson.

  • Ida Mae Cummins

    Ida Mae Phillips Cummins, 96, of Shelbyville died Saturday, July 25, 2009, at Crestview Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.

    She was born in Bridgeport, Franklin County. She was a homemaker. She was the oldest member of Burks Branch Baptist Church where she taught the Beginners Sunday School class for 35 years.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, John William Cummins.

  • Robert 'Bob' Hite III

    Robert W. "Bob" Hite III, 58, of Shelbyville died Thursday, July 23, 2009, in Frankfort.

    He was a member of the Church of the Ascension in Frankfort. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. 

    He is survived by his wife, Karen M. Hite, a son, Robby Hite, and a daughter, Callie Hite, all of Shelbyville; and a sister, Alice Bouligney, of Houston.

  • Stephen Truax

    Stephen Truax, 55, of Shelbyville died Friday, July 24, 2009.

    He was born in Shelby County. He was a mechanic at Shelbyville Chrysler. 

    He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Effie Truax; a sister, Elizabeth Trumbo, and a brother, Elmo Truax. 

    He is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Hammond of Shelbyville; a son, Scott Truax of Pleasureville; companion, Darlayne Jewell; five grandchildren; a brother, Norman Truax of Shelbyville; and a sister, Sarah Rutledge of Waddy.