Marilyn Ruth "Mackenzie" Vilums
July 19, 1951 - January 31, 2021
Louisville - Marilyn Ruth "Mackenzie" Vilums, age 69, of Louisville, Kentucky returned to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, January 31, 2021. Marilyn was born in Westerville, Ohio on July 19, 1951 to the late Arthur and Alberta Mackenzie. She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Jim Mackenzie. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Edgar Vilums; children, Cindy Beatty (Shawn), Kevin Vilums (Stacey) and Scott Vilums (Judy); grandchildren, Timmy, Emily, Alisa, Zach, Devan, Hope, Sophie, Kylar, Kaleb, Scotty, and Trevor; sisters, Carol Kruger, and Barbara Campbell (Yale); numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 1pm on Saturday, February 6, 2021 in the chapel of Cooper Memorial United Methodist Church (9901 Cooper Church Drive, Louisville, KY. 40229) with burial at Brookland Cemetery. Friends and Family may pay their respects on Friday from 1pm until 8pm at Schoppenhorst, Underwood, and Brooks Funeral Home, and on Saturday from 10am until time of service at Cooper Memorial United Methodist Church.
Kirstine Cecile "KC" (West) Thornburg
June 14, 1962 - November 24, 2020.
Born June 14, 1962 to the late Chauncey S. West, KC is also preceded in passing by her beloved husband Paul Thornburg. Here to carry on her memory is her mother, Peggy R. West; sisters Dorothy West, Mary Mockerman (Michael Krening), Danna (Robert) Ward; sister-in-law Denise Dorfmann; nieces and nephews; Kenyne Killham and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
KC was the consummate people person. From Philadelphia, PA where she grew up, to Virginia, to Kentucky where she lived most of her adult life, she made lasting and loving relationships. She was at her best singing in church choirs, crocheting gifts with friends which she sent far and wide, playing games or attending events; KC was happiest surrounded by people. She was a resident of Nazareth Village and a member of Parkway Baptist Church. Previously a long time member of Cooper Memorial UMC.
Victor Wayne Dungan
February 08, 1937 - October 18, 2019
Louisville - Victor Wayne Dungan, 82 of Louisville passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 at The Altenheim Senior Health Care Community.
He was born in Jackson, TN on February 8, 1937 to Victor Leroy and Katie Allison Dungan. He grew up on the farm and in his childless Uncle's grocery store in a political family. In fact, his birth was to celebrate FDR having saved the family farm coming out of the great depression.
Vic graduated from Lambuth University in Jackson, TN where he was honored as one of the ten graduates who had contributed most to college life in their four years. Two days later he married Patricia Ann Whybrew.
Vic then left the Memphis Conference of The Methodist Church which had ordained him Deacon and Elder. After moving to the Louisville area, he became pastor of Mt. Tabor UMC at Crestwood, taught at Oldham High School and attended University of Louisville's Law School at night. He held the BA degree from Lambuth University, the BD and M. Div from Vanderbilt University and the Juris Doctor degree from University of Louisville. Vic was a minister, teacher, college instructor and attorney over a ten-year span, but had to retire from all of that to the less stressful occupation of picture framer. He was president of Vic's Vintage Frame-N for 30 years.
He began reading and writing at an early age and won many essay contests through the years. One of his poems is in the JFK Museum. He wrote columns for several newspapers throughout his careers. He taught at public schools in Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois, while pastoring at nearby churches. He was also an instructor at Sullivan University, Watterson College and McKendree University.
He was a member of Louisville Masonic Lodge #100, a 32° Mason, Scottish Rite & Kosair Shrine Temple.
Vic was preceded in death by his loving wife Mary Jane Sparks Dungan of over 48 years; his parents Victor Leroy and Katie Allison Dungan; his four brothers; grandson Nicky Barker; son in law Tim Barker; along with a niece. He is survived by his daughters Susan Elvington (Randy) of Huron, TN and Patricia Nunn (Larry) of Gouldsboro, PA; grandchildren Timothy Nathan Barker, Anna Barker both of Jackson, TN and Jessica Nunn of Austin, TX; his and Mary Jane's "adopted son" Todd Crouch of Shepherdsville, KY; along with two nieces, and a nephew.
Graveside Service will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Ridgecrest Cemetery in Jackson, TN. Memorials may be sent to Vic & Mary Jane Dungan Nursing Scholarship c/o University of Memphis at Lambuth in Jackson, TN; or Cooper United Methodist Church in Louisville, KY.
Doris Jane Brooks
March 29, 1924 - April 20, 2019
Louisville - 95, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019. Doris was very active at Cooper Memorial United Methodist, having attended since birth, she served on Administrative Board and various committees and was also in the church choir. She worked in medical offices from 1942-1987.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hulda & Clarence Brooks, twin half sisters; Allene Glenn & Lillian Brown.
She is survived by her caregivers Bill & Becky Young and their family that she considered her family, also a niece Betty Anderson (Bob) and their family.
Visitation for Doris will be Tuesday 10-12 with a funeral service at 12 at Arch L. Heady Okolona 8519 Preston Highway with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.
December 28, 1928 - October 25, 2018
Louisville - Mr. Bobbie Edgar Gibson, age 89, of Louisville returned to his Heavenly Father on October 25, 2018. Mr. Gibson was born on December 28, 1928 to the late Joseph and Myrtis Winn Gibson. Mr. Gibson retired from L&N Railroad and was a member of Cooper Memorial Methodist Church. Among those that preceded him in death are his parents; wife, Dorothy Grant Gibson; brothers, David and Floyd Gibson; and sisters, Wanda England and Helen Blackburn. He leaves to cherish his memory his sister, Marilyn Smith (Raymond); brother, James Mitchell Gibson; nephews, Scott Gibson, John England, Tony England, Terry Hadley and Doug Hadley; nieces, Renee Hoskins, Gail Blackburn, Deborah Starkey and Teresa Bruce; and sister-in-law, Jane Gibson.
Funeral service will be conducted at 10 am on Monday, October 29, 2018 in the chapel of Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home (Preston Highway at Brooks Road) with interment in Brookland Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects on Sunday from 4-8 pm and Monday from 9 am until time of service at the funeral home. Family video on www.subfuneralhome.com
Lucille Schaaf Brooks
September 24, 1922 - February 10, 2018
Lucille Schaaf Brooks was born September 24, 1922. In the years between that September day and when she left this world on February 10, 2018, Lucille was a soul overflowing with love, warmth and laughter.
Her family filled Lucille's life and she filled theirs. She and her deceased husband, Irvin, loved their 68 years of marriage. She defined "mom" for children, Peggy (Steve) Mouser and Terry (Julia) Brooks. And Lucille relished in watching her seven grandchildren – Greg Brooks; Chris Brooks; Brian (Jenny) Brooks; Stephanie (Beau) Swincher; Amanda (Cory) Horsman; Kelly Mouser; and, Chelsea (AJ) Maier grow into adulthood. Lucille's "icing on the family cake" came in the form of her twelve great-grandchildren.
Along with family, Lucille's life resonated with professional commitment. Earning her undergraduate from Western and graduate degree from the University of Louisville, Lucille was an educator (and PTA President!) for some three decades in the Jefferson County Public Schools.
And as a person of faith, Lucille grew up at First Lutheran Church and then was an active member of Cooper Memorial United Methodist Church for more than six decades.
Lucille Brooks. A dessert chef maven. A bird watcher extraordinaire. A Bing Crosby groupie. A fervent fan of the Hilltoppers and Cardinals. One who loved her family and treasured the Lord.
Children animated Lucille's life and soul. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, she would want you to celebrate her life with a gift to Kosair Charities (982 Eastern Parkway; P.O. Box 37370; Louisville, KY, 40233)
Visitation will be at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven (4400 Bardstown RD) on February 14, 2018, from 4PM-7PM. A celebration service will be held at the funeral home on February 15, 2018, at 12:00PM.
Roger Lee Hutchinson
December 20, 1958 - December 24, 2017
Roger Lee Hutchinson, age 59, of Leitchfield, KY, passed away Sunday December 24, 2017, at his residence.
He was born on December 20, 1958 in Fort Thomas, KY, the son of the late Lawrence Ray and Frances Clos Hutchinson.
He was a truck driver for Goldenrod Dairy, who enjoyed playing his guitar and mowing grass. He was Dean at Camp Loucon where he volunteered for many different activities. He was a member of the Leitchfield United Methodist Church, previously active and well loved member of Cooper Memorial United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Bridget Barnett Hutchinson of Leitchfield; children, Christina, Joshua, Quinton, LeeAnn, Victoria, Amilia, and Natalie Hutchinson; grandchildren, Gage Axe, Kadyn, Keaton and Kensley Hutchinson; brothers, Victor, Lawrence “Ray”, and Jeffrey Hutchinson; sisters, Lisa Seldt and Lori Banks.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Celebration of Life will begin at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, (January 6, 2018) at Camp Loucon in Leitchfield, KY. Cremation was chosen.
The family requests that no flowers be sent and, instead, memorial gifts may be made to the Loucon Training and Retreat Center.
Audrey Gladys McRae Gambrall
September 29, 1926 - August 1, 2017
Mrs. Audrey Gladys McRae Gambrall, age 90, of Okolona returned to her Heavenly Father on August 1, 2017. Mrs. Gambrall was a homemaker and a 60-year member of Cooper Memorial Methodist Church.
Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, Edgar and Hattie Leffler McRae; husband, Walter B. Gambrall, Jr.; and brothers, Howard, Norman, Vaughn and Maynard McRae. She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Walter B. Gambrall III (Margie) and Anthony L. Gambrall (Linda); grandchildren, Heather Caswell (Blane), Holly Hulse (Jason), Nicole, Austin and Carlee Gambrall; great-grandchildren, Andrew and Avery; brothers, Gene and John Henry McRae; and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral service will be conducted at 10 am on Friday, August 4, 2017 in the chapel of Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home (Preston Highway at Brooks Road) with interment in Sellersburg Cemetery in Sellersburg, Indiana. Friends may pay their respects on Thursday from 3-8 pm at the funeral home.
Barbara Joyce Mogan
September 30, 1934 - March 3, 2017
Barbara J. Mogan (Cole), 82 of Louisville, passed away Friday, March 03, 2017.
She worked as a RN at Norton Healthcare for 20 years. She was also a member of Cooper Memorial United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in passing by her parents: Nathaniel & Jewell Cole and her husband: Robert E. Mogan.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughter: Karen Hall-Brassine (William); grandchildren: Jessica Hall-Lewis (Paul), Nathan Hall; great-grandchildren: Melanie Lewis, Allyson Lewis, Cody Hall, Sadie Hall; sister: Betty Gill (Jimmy).
Funeral services for Barbara will be held Monday, March 6th 2017 at 11am in the chapel of Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home, 8519 Preston Hwy. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday, March 5th 2017 from 2-8pm at the funeral home.
Henry T. Jaggers
January 10, 1934 - February 7, 2017
Henry T. Jaggers, 83 of Louisville passed away Tuesday February 7, 2017 at the Robley Rex Veterans Administration Hospital with his family by his side. Henry was a member of Copper United Methodist Church and Zoneton Masonic Lodge. He is preceded in death by his sister Norma Greenwell. Henry is survived by his wife Patsy R. Jaggers of Louisville; his children Mark Jaggers (Karen) of Johnston, SC, Rebecca David of Panama City, FL and Mike Newton (Ronda) of Shepherdsville; his grandchildren Brad Thomas Jaggers, Mitchell Dean Jaggers, Taylor Austin Jaggers, Rhyne Elizabeth Newton, Jennifer Moorefield and his great granddaughter Cynthia Jaggers.
Funeral Service will be 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at Maraman Billings Funeral Home with burial to follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Saturday at the funeral home from 11 a.m. till time of service.
Online condolences to the family may be made at maramanbillings.com
Margery Neal Driskell
July 8,1926 - January 22, 2017
A Louisville resident, Mrs. Margery Neal Driskell, age 90, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017 in Norton Audubon Hospital. She was born July 8, 1926 in Nelson County to the late Horace and Elizabeth Stevens Neal. She was an employee of Enro Shirt Company for 32 years, and a member of the Cooper Memorial United Methodist Church.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; Forrest K. Driskell, her sister; Aileen McClain, and a brother; Humphrey (Buck) Neal, Sr.
She is survived by her brother; Horace Neal, Jr. of Bloomfield, 1 niece and 4 nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Margery Neal Driskell will be Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Houghlin Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Bro. Greg Smith will officiate. Interment will be in Highview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 12:00 noon until time of services. The Houghlin Funeral Home of Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.
Ray Edward Sturgill
June 5, 1932 - January 21, 2017
Ray Edward Sturgill, 84, of Louisville, KY passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 with his family by his side. He was born to the late George and Edna Sturgill in Corbin KY. Ray proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a retired Foundry Engineer at American Standard where he worked for 32 yrs. He was also a member of the American Foundry Society. He was preceded in death by his wife Glenna Sturgill, granddaughter; Tarah Johnson, brothers; Duke Sturgill, Jim Sturgill, Charles Sturgill, Cloyd Sturgill, sisters; Beulah Kells and Toni Winkle.
Left to cherish his memory are his children; Pam Ledrick, Sandra Allen, Bruce Sturgill, Gary Sturgill, grandchildren; Crystal Arkenberg, Ian Ledrick, Kacie Ledrick, Ashley Skeeters (Dustin), John Allen (Abby), Jeremy Sturgill, Jordan Sturgill, Jacquelyn Sturgill, great grandchildren; Owen Bloodworth, Adrienne Orosco and Alexander Orosco, sisters; Maudie Hensley and Charlene Caudill, and a host of many other family members and friends.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Ray will be held Friday, January 27, 2017 at 11am in the chapel of Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home, 8519 Preston Hwy. Louisville KY 40219 with entombment to follow at Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-8pm and Friday from 9am until time of the service. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Please visit our website www.archlheadypreston.com to leave your online condolences for the family.
Charles Shelton "Chuck" Davis
November 16, 1934 - November 30, 2016.
Chuck Davis of Louisville passed away on November 30th. Chuck was born in Owensboro, KY on November 16, 1934 to the late Alexander and Etta Mae Davis. He worked as an auto mechanic in Louisville for many years before retiring in 2000. He enjoyed HAM Radio, having breakfast with his buddies at Hardee's, visiting with friends at El Nopal, and cheering for the UK Wildcats. In addition to his parents, Chuck was preceded in death by a son, Kenny Davis. He is survived by three children, Julia Cox (Ronald), Bill Davis (Debbie), and Christi Davis (Emma); five grandchildren, Julia Wilfong, Ronald and Stacy Cox, and Leilani and Megan Davis; two great-grandchildren, Ayden Cox and Angel West; and companion, Norma Payne. A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:00 pm Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Cooper Memorial United Methodist Church (9901 Cooper Church Drive, Louisville, KY 40229) with a memorial gathering from 10:00 am until time of service. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerKentuckiana.com.
July 15, 1916 - October 30, 2016
Hartstern, Mary Chrystine born in Decatur, AL July 15th, 1916 went home to be with her Lord and Savior in the early morning hours of October 30th, where she passed away peacefully at her home. Preceded in death by her parents, Elic and Caledonia, husband Carl of 70 years and brother Reuben. Survived by her son Stephen (Sue-Sue), granddaughters Meredith and Lauren and great granddaughter Madison, niece and loving caregiver for 13 years, Carol Bass. After graduating from Okolona High School, she was employed by Reynolds Metals through the end of World War II. After marriage to Carl Hartstern in 1946, she eventually pursued her lifelong love of music, graduating from University of Louisville, with a degree in music. While teaching at Southern High School till the early 70’s she also gave private piano lessons of out of her home. The mid-seventies found her changing careers as she became a supervisor in the Unemployment Div. for the State of KY, where she retired in the mid 80’s. Other than music, her passion was serving & bringing people to the Lord. She was a member of Cooper Memorial United Methodist Church since 1923, participated as organist & piano player. A member of the Christian Women’s Club, Okolona Women’s Club, Prayer Hotline, and a student at Oral Roberts University. O good and faithful servant…
Visitation Friday 11-2pm at Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home, 8519 Preston Hwy with a funeral service to follow at 2pm. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus of Louisville.
August 27, 1956 - June 20, 2016
Paul Thornburg 59 of Fairdale, passed away Monday, June 20th 2016.He was most recently employed by Amazon and was educated and employed as a Mechanical Engineer for most of his working career. Paul served his country as a member of the Armed Forces. He was an active member of Cooper Memorial United Methodist church. His passions included sports, history, politics, and geography.
He was preceded in passing by his parents: Dennis & Pauline Thornburg.Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 27 years, Kirstine Thornburg; his sister: Denise Dorfman, his cousins, and his wife’s family.
A memorial service for Paul will be held Friday, June 24th 2016, 11am at Cooper Memorial United Methodist Church, 9901 Preston Hwy, Louisville, KY 40299.
James Porter Flowers
93, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 after a short illness at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.
He was formerly from Upton, KY, but most recently resided in Louisville.
A gentle man whose long life touched and lifted so many has passed into God's hands. James always said to his students, "Be a scholar and a gentleman."
A teacher most of his life, he taught in Burkesville, Hodgenville, and Louisville. His last 29 years of teaching were with the Jefferson County Public Schools where he taught in the mathematics department and served as a guidance counselor at Southern High School. He was a former member of Cooper Memorial United Methodist Church in Louisville for 30 years and a current member of Hodgenville United Methodist Church for 32 years where he taught Sunday School for 25 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Dalton and Lucy King Flowers, a sister, Reeble Anderson and a brother, Kenneth Flowers.
He is survived by his precious wife of 71 years, Jean Shelley Flowers, two daughters, Marilyn (Rogers) Flowers Queen of Louisville and Debbie (Leon) Flowers Drennan of Brentwood, Tennessee. He is also survived by two sisters, Elsie Tuggle of Harrodsburg and Stella (Dumont) Souleyrette of Upton, and two brothers, Keith (Sarah) Flowers of Richmond and Dr. Randel (Kathy) Flowers of Burkesville. His pride and joy were his six grandchildren, Chad (Kim) Queen, Amy (John) Queen Graybeal, Scott (Paige) Drennan, Amanda (Adam) Queen Burks, Allyson (Luke) Drennan Sexton, and Kelsey Drennan and his nine great-grandchildren, Abi Queen, Alyssa Queen, Grayson Graybeal, Preston Graybeal, Bailey Burks, Eli Burks, Hampton Graybeal, Francie Kate Drennan and Amelia Burks; two step-grandchildren, Tyler and Hayley Hobbs; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at noon, Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Funeral Home, 4400 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40218 with Dr. David Thomas, Rev. Karen Thomas and Rev. Bob Howell officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be 4–6 p.m. Friday at the Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home, 208 West Water St, Hodgenville, KY 42748 and after 9:30 AM Saturday at the Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Funeral Home until time for services.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the following: Hodgenville United Methodist Church, 825 Tonieville Rd, Hodgenville, KY 42748, Chestnut Grove Cemetery Grounds Keeping Fund, c/o Wade Flowers, PO Box 725, Burkesville KY, 42717, or the Southern High School Alumni Scholarship Fund, 8620 Preston Highway, Louisville, KY 40219 in memory of James Flowers.
Condolences may also be made online at www.bennett-bertram.com
Published in The Courier-Journal from Apr. 28 to Apr. 30, 2016
Carl J. Hartstern
September 19, 1915 - March 18, 2016
Carl Jacob Hartstern, 100, born in Louisville, KY September 19th, 1915, went home to be with his Lord and Savior in the early morning hours of March 18th. Passed away peacefully in his home on March 17th. Preceded in death by parents, Jacob and Florence, brother Robert and sisters Florence & Dorothy. Survived by his loving wife, Chrystine (Bass), of 69 years, son Stephen (Sue-Sue), granddaughters Meredith and Lauren and great granddaughter Madison, 2 nephews Robert & David, 2 nieces Dottie and Jean and niece and loving caregiver Carol Bass, for the past 10 years. Graduated from Manual HS in '33. Served in WWII as a runner in the 3rd Army Division where he received both bronze star and purple heart. Carl has been an active member of Kentucky Chapter # 146 of the Military Order Purple Heart., where a scholarship fund has been named in his honor. Proceeds from his book WWII Memoirs: Of a Dogface Soldier, published at the age of 96, all go to support this fund. Retired from American Standard after forty seven years of faithful service. He was active in the Okolona community as a founding member and treasurer of the Sewer commission, A member of the optimist club, and life long member of Cooper Memorial Methodist Church, where he served as a delegate to the Methodist Convention. Active member of the MOPH and DAV.His funeral service will be at 1:00 PM Tuesday at Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Okolona. Burial Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation Monday 3-8 PM at the funeral home and after 12:00 PM until service time on Tuesday. a wake to follow at Wildwood Country Club.