Washington County Obits





     Victor Delynn Bush, age 50, of Shortline Road, Lebanon, passed away at 11:38 p.m., Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

     He was born in Louisville, Kentucky on February 28, 1969 to the late Bessie Bush and Cleo Lewis.

     Preceding him in death were two sisters, Martha Clarkson and Vickie Bush and three brothers, Ben, Roger and Gary Foster.

     Survivors include a brother, Ernie Couch of Lebanon; three sisters, Bessie Kay Hill (Robert) of Lebanon, JoAnn Woodward of Martinsburg, W. VA and Barbara Pierce of Illinois and nieces and nephews.

     A memorial visitation was held from 5 until 7 Tuesday evening at the Carey & Son Funeral Home.

     Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the June 19, 2019 issue of the Springfield Sun)






Louise K. Raley, 92, of Sansbury Care Center, Springfield, died at 11:32 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Sansbury Care Center.

Born March 6, 1927, in Campbellsville, Kentucky, she was preceded in death by her parents, Ezra and Allene Graham Kirtley Sr.; her husband, Paul Hunter Raley; one brother, Ezra Kirtley Jr. and three sisters, Katherine Benningfield, Eleanor Glaser and Lucille Kirtley.

She worked in the lunchroom at Washington Count High School for many years, was a Kentucky Colonel and a Baptist by faith.

She is survived by two daughters, Paula Wise of Waynesville, North Carolina and Vicki (Pat) Kelly of Springfield; four grandchildren, Tim Wise (Fritzie) and Melissa Aldridge (Ken) both of Waynesville, North Carolina and Patricia (Greg) Simms and Brian (Brandy) Kelly, both of Springfield. Eight great-grandchildren and two great-great grand-

children also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2019, at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home with long-time family friend Jim Durham presiding. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery in Campbellsville.

Pallbearers will be Brian Kelly, Ken Aldridge, Jordan Hurst, Hunter Edelen, Greg Simms and Rob Medley.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home where friends may call from 3:30 till 8 p.m. and again on Friday, June 21, 2019, from 7 a.m. until time of service.

Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

(SS Wed Jun 19, 2019)



     Thomas Darryl Taylor, age 63, of Louisville, KY, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 at his home.

     A native of Louisville, Kentucky, he was born on September 13, 1955 to the late Jasper and Florence Ray Taylor.

     He was a retired employee of the City of San Francisco, CA.

     Preceding him in death were two brothers, Michael Taylor and George Taylor.

     Survivors include: two sons, Thomas D. Taylor, II of Sacramento, CA and Nicholas Taylor (Mallory) of Bothell, WA; one granddaughter, Ryan Taylor; two sisters, Yvonne Hill of Louisville and Beverly Hunter (George) of Pinole, CA and two brothers, Nobert Taylor (Faith) of El Sobrante, CA and David Taylor (Evamarie) of Millbrae, CA.

     Cremation was chosen and the cremains will be buried on the family plot on Cemetery Hill in Springfield, KY.

     Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the June 19, 2019 issue of the Springfield Sun)




Clinton Dale Thompson, 57, of Springfield, passed away at 12:40 p.m., Thursday, June 13, 2019, at his home.

He was born in Lebanon, Kentucky Nov. 12, 1961, to James Edward and Peggy Lou Curtsinger Thompson.

He was a 1979 graduate of Washington County High School and a 35 year employee of NAPA of Springfield.

Preceding him in death was his mother, Peggy Lou Thompson Nov. 18,


Survivors include his wife, Bobbi-Lynn Wyland Thompson; his daughter, Lexi Thompson of Springfield; his father, James E. Thompson (Wanda); a sister, Vanda Simpson (Mark) and a step brother, Jim Wyland (Crystal) all of Willisburg and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., Sundsy, june 16, at Carey & Son Funeral home with Rev. Everett Hood, pastor of the Brush Grove Baptist Church, officiating.

Cremation followed the funeral service with the cremains being inurned at the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

Serving as pallbearers were Jim Wyland, Randall Thomas, Steve Curtsinger, Jerry Dale Scott, David Courtwright, Matthew Riley, Terry Hill, Mark Tucker and Bernard Smalley.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jun 19, 2019)




Martha Cecelia Smith Vize, 93, of St. Rose-Lebanon Rd., Springfield, died at 5:15 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2019, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Dec. 18, 1925, in Washington County, she was preceded in death by her parents, Emanuel and Della Blandford Smith; her husband, Joseph “Buck” Vize; two daughters, Carolyn Roution and Brenda Johnson; five brothers, Ed, Scout, Foster, Pete and Albert “Snookes” Smith and four sisters, Alma Carrico, Isabelle Johnson, Teresa Smith and Mary Ann Garrett.

She is survived by four sons, Joe (Gloria) Vize of Bardstown, Frank (Lois) Vize, Chip (Janice) and Mike Vize all of Springfield; four daughters, Rita Vize, Patsy (David) Johnson, Nancy Vize and Mary Vize, all of Springfield; two sons-in-law, J.C. Johnson and James Roution both of Springfield. Twelve grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and several step-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral mass was conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019, at St. Rose Catholic Church with Rev. Kevin McGrath, O.P. officiating. Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Bobby, Gary, Joe and Brian Johnson, John Vize and Joe Pat Cecil.

Honorary Pallbearers were Tammy Cecil, Renee Kehm, Melissa Byrd, Amanda Phelps, Cathy Mattingly, Tina Cambron and Becky Reynolds.

Visitation was held Wednesday, June 12, along with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Hale-

Polin-Robinson Funeral Home.

Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

(SS Wed Jun 19, 2019)