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JEAN LAWSON

     Jean White Lawson, age 86, of Mackville Road, Springfield, passed away at 12:10 p.m., Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Village of Lebanon Nursing Home.

     A native of Washington County, she was born on April 9, 1930 to the late Thomas M. and Pauline Charley White.

     She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church and a homemaker.

     Preceding her in death was her husband, Truman Lawson on November 30, 1991; three sisters, Joyce Curtsinger, Louise Bland and Iris Gaye Terrell and one brother, Thomas Wathen White.

     Survivors include: two sons, Glenn Lawson (Pat) and Dennie Lawson (Linda) of Springfield; two daughters, Penni Nugent (Tim) of Lewisburg and Polly Lawson of Louisville; two grandchildren, Tim Lawson (Christy) and Jesse Elizabeth Nugent; two great-grandchildren, Emma Lawson and Brady Lawson; and two brothers, Billy White (Brenda) of Willisburg and Perry White (Teresa) of Mackville.

     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 28, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Cal Adams, pastor of the Temple Baptist Church, officiating He will be assisted by Rev. Jerry Goss, pastor of the Thompsonville Baptist Church and Rev. Tim Nugent, pastor of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Lewisburg.

     Burial will be in the Peter Cemetery at Mackville.

     Serving as pallbearers will be Donnie Lawson, Tommy White, Leland Turner, Lynden Turner, Bobby Brady and Jarod Noel.

     Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Monday at the Carey & Son Funeral Home.

     Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

BEVERLY SPALDING

     Beverly Ann Grigsby Spalding, age 75, of Springfield, passed away at 1:58 p.m., Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Norton Hospital in Louisville.

     A native of Washington County, she was born on February 23, 1942 to the late Roy and Pearl McCauley Grigsby.

     She was a member of the New Birth Mission and a former employee of Springfield Products, Inc.

     Preceding her in death were three brothers Billy Grigsby, Wayne Washburn and Eddie Washburn.

     Survivors include: two sons, Ricky Spalding (Kathy) and Paul Allen Spalding (Rachel) of Springfield: four grandchildren, Joey (Jackie), Renee Balnd (Michael), Waylon Spalding and Sidney Spalding; four great-grandchildren, Bailey Spalding, Lydia Grace Spalding, Caroline Spalding and Sadie Bland; her stepmother, Jean Grigsby of Springfield; two sisters, Betty Weakley of Mooresville and Deloris Smith (Kenny) of Springfield; and three brothers, Calvin Grigsby (Alice) of Mt. Washington, Roy Grigsby, Jr. (Celeste) of Springfield and Larry Washburn (Phyllis) of Chaplin.

     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Nelson Reynolds, officiating.

     Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

     Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Carey & Son Funeral Home.

 

CHRISTINE LYVERS

     Christine Sagrecy Lyvers, age 81, of Armory Hill, Springfield, passed away at 4:50 a.m., Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

     A native of Washington County, she was born on April 5, 1935 to the late Everett and Lydia Grigsby Sagrecy.

     She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church and a retired manager of the Dollar General Store of Springfield.

     Preceding her in death was her first husband, Norris Haydon; her second husband, Sherill Lyvers; a step-son, Jimmy Lyvers; a sister, Mary Sue Hardin and two brothers, Willie Ray Sagrecy and James Sagrecy.

     Survivors include: a daughter, Sheilda Pinkston (Dixie) of Springfield; a step-daughter, Eleanor Pinkston (J.L.) of Willisburg; a step-son, Roger Lyvers (Sharon) of Springfield; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Walter “Bud” Sagrecy, David Sagrecy and Charles Sagrecy all of Springfield; five sisters, Betty Lou Hardin of Mackville, Mabel Simpson and Margaret Cocanougher (Jimmy) of Springfield, Evelyn Wilcher (Carl) of Taylorsville and Dorothy Lanham (Jerry) OF Mt. Washington.

     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, at the Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Cal Adams, the church pastor, officiating.

     Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

     Serving as pallbearers will be Brad Pinkston, Clifton Lyvers, Jeremy Lyvers, Jason Lyvers, Josh Lyvers and Nick Shewmaker.

     Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Monday at the Temple Baptist Church.

     Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

RUBY STETSON

     Ruby Robeson Stetson, age 86, of Locust Street, Springfield, passed away at 9:15 a.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Loretto Motherhouse.

     A native of Rochester, Indiana, she was born on July 15, 1930 to the late Lloyd and Mary Ulrich Robeson.

     She was a graduate of Rochester High School, member of the Springfield Presbyterian Church where she worked in the church nursery for over forty years. She was the manager of the cafeteria at St. Dominic’s School for twelve years. Ruby was a 4-H volunteer and received the distinguished service award for her years of service and served as a volunteer for Hospice. She was the recipient of the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce “Citizen of the Year Award” in 1971.

     Preceding her in death was her husband, Joie Ray Stetson on May 28, 2008 and a son, Joe Ray Stetson on February 23, 1979.

     Survivors include: her daughter, Mary Biggers of Clarksville, TN; her son, David Stetson and his wife, Linda of Union, KY; four grandchildren, Amy Biggers, Joseph Biggers, Sarah Stetson Smyth and Michael Stetson; and six great-grandchildren.

     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 24, at the Springfield Presbyterian Church with Rev. Clay Stevens, the church pastor, officiating.

     Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery in Rochester, IN.

     Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday at the Carey & Son Funeral Home. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Reco Bishop, Darnell Waters and Dr. Phil Billings.

     Casket bearers were David Stetson, Michael Stetson, David Sagrecy, Don Bonzo, Steve Baker and Les Manley.

 

HELEN COLVIN

     Helen Yankey Colvin, 93, of Danville, passed away at 4:52 a.m., Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

     A native of Washington County, she was born on May 23, 1923, to the late Hugh and Alta Upton Yankey.

     She was a longtime member of the Springfield Baptist Church and most recently First Baptist Church of Danville. She was a member of the Harmony Chapter #273 Order of the Eastern Star in Louisville. She and her husband owned and operated the former Leo's Meat Market in Springfield.

     Preceding her in death was her husband, Leo Colvin on Nov. 11, 1990 and two brothers, Donnie Yankey on Aug. 30, 2001 and Howard F. Yankey on Oct.19, 2003.

     Survivors include three sisters, Mary Evelyn Crain of Danville, Nelly Coulter of Willisburg and Molly Lyon and her husband, B.C. of Austin, Texas; a sister-in-law, Faye Yankey of Springfield as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

     Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 18, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Mathis, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Danville, officiating.

     Burial was on Cemetery Hill in Springfield.

     Serving as pallbearers were Steve Smith, Nicholas Hundley, Derrick Hundley, Donnie Yankey, Paul Coulter and Mark Spalding.

     An Eastern Star Memorial Service was held at 6 p.m. Friday at Carey & Son Funeral Home, which was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Mar 22, 2017)

 

FRANCIS FIELDS

     Francis Earl Fields, 84, of Cissellville Road in Springfield, died at 3:14 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at his residence.

     Born May 17, 1932, in Washington County, he was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Richard "Dick" and Mary Naomi Wheatley Fields, and a brother, Joseph James Fields.

     He was a farmer most of his life, had worked at Washington County Stockyard and New Farmers Tobacco Warehouse number two for many years and was a lifelong member of St. Rose Catholic Church.

     He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Hamilton Fields; three sons, Ricky (Fran) Fields, Bobby (Laura) Fields and Mark (Angela) Fields, all of Springfield; two daughters, Wanda (Danny Hutchins) Clark of Loretto and Lisa (Rick) Browning of Lebanon; a sister, Isabelle Fields Foster of Springfield; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

     Funeral mass was conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at St. Rose Catholic Church with Rev. Kevin McGrath, O.P. officiating.  Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery.

     Pallbearers were his grandchildren, Adam, Amber, Anthony, Trevor, Kelli and Megan Fields, Katie Gaffney, Emily and Bradley Clark and Erica Mattingly.

     Honorary pallbearers were Donnie and Jerry Hamilton, Doug, Jimmy Ray and Billy Foster.

     Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Mar 22, 2017)

 

 

MARY KELLY

     Mary Margaret Barber Kelly, 99, formerly of West Main St. in Springfield, died at 9:05 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Village of Lebanon.

     Born Nov. 14, 1917, in Washington County, she was preceded in death by parents, Philetus Swift and Maude Mudd Barber; five sisters, Delena Atcher, Sr. Philetus Ann (Frances) Barber, Sr. Maude Michelle (Piety) Barber, Angela Wimsatt and Catherine Edelin; three brothers, Philetus, Brother Joe Barber, C.R. and Aaron Barber and a son-in-law, Rick Brenner.

     She was a homemaker, a member of Springfield Woman's Club, St. Dominic Altar Society and St. Dominic Catholic Church.

     She is survived by two sons, Louis G. (Judy) Kelly Jr. of Louisville and Joseph B. Kelly of Springfield; a daughter, Margaret Ann "Marti" Brenner of Dayton, Ohio; a brother, Bob Barber of Springfield; two sisters, Mary Ann Bowling and Sr. Catherine Barber, OSU; nine grandchildren, Meghan Westenhofer, Tim and Jeremy Kelly, Rich, Greg, Drew and Nick Brenner, Katie Updegraff, Brit Newton and 15 great-grandchildren.

     Cremation was chosen with a memorial mass to be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at St. Dominic Catholic Church with Rev. Culpepper Elliott officiating.  Burial will take place in St. Rose Cemetery.

     Visitation will be from 10 a.m. till time of service Saturday, March 25, 2017 at St. Dominic Catholic Church.

     Contributions are suggested to St. Dominic Church or School.

     Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Mar 22, 2017)

 

 

LOUELLA MERRIMAN

     Louella Byrd Merriman, 61, of Springfield, passed away at 5:28 a.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017, at her home after an illness.

     She was born in Lebanon, Kentucky, on March 17, 1956, to the late James Willard and Frances Lewis Byrd.

     She was a member of the Chaplin Road Free Pentecostal Church, a 1974 graduate of Washington County High School and an employee of Goodwill Industries of Danville.

     Preceding her in death was a brother, Jessie J. Byrd on July 18, 1993, and a sister, Linda Faye Merriman on Nov. 6, 2013.

     Survivors include a son, Timothy Norton (Bobbi Jo) of Willisburg; a daughter, Tina Walker (Monty) of Danville; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Geraldine Baker (Larry) of Loretto and Marilyn O'Bryan (Charles) of Springfield and two brothers, Darrol Byrd (Betty) and Norman Byrd (Debbie) of Willisburg.

     Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, March 20, at Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Hogue, pastor of the Free Pentecostal Church, officiating.

     Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

     Serving as honorary pallbearers were Tim Norton, Joshua Norton, Rick and Emma Hellard, Bob and Patsy Tobias, Joe and Joyce Byrd, Rhonda Hagan and Karen Woford.

     Casket bearers were Jacob Norton, Myron Byrd, Skyler Byrd, Nick Hagan, Shawn Austin Byrd and Joey Byrd.

     Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Mar 22, 2017)

 

 

PATRICIA O’BRYAN

     Patricia Ann Smith O'Bryan, 72, of Covington Avenue in Springfield, died at 1:07 p.m. Monday, March13, 2017, at her residence.

     Born Aug.5, 1944, in Washington County, she was preceded in death by her parents, William Joseph and Nell Rudd Smith, a daughter, Sandra Kaye O'Bryan, Jan. 18, 2004, and a brother, Richard Smith.

     She was the office manager for Makers Mark Distillery in Loretto for over 25 years, was a 1962 graduate of Fredericktown High School and was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church.

     She is survived by her husband, James Donnie O'Bryan, a daughter, Laura Ann Dean of Springfield, four brothers, Joe Murray (Imelda) Smith of Warner Robbins, Georgia, Albertus (Linda) Smith of Bardstown, Robert (Beverly) Smith of Campbellsville and Bernard (Rosemary) Smith of Louisville; six sisters, Lillian Kidwell, Clarine Carrico, Rebecca (Jimmy) Carrico, Regina (Leo) Carrico and Faye (Roy) Smith all of Springfield and Sarah Frances (Joe) Jones of Louisville; four grandchildren, Austin and Luke Dean and Heather and Tommy Brown and two great-grandchildren, Jace and Abel Dean.

     Funeral mass was conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, at St. Rose Catholic Church with Revs. Kevin McGrath, O.P., Culpepper Elliott and Deacon Donnie Coulter officiating.  Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery. 

     Pallbearers were Larry Jones, Freddie Carrico, Dewayne and Roy Smith, Billy Abell and Steve Koerner.

     Honorary pallbearers were nieces and a nephew Sarah Zimmerman, Mary Evelyn Stevenson, Susie Baker, Karen Wade, Brenda Hillenbrand, Sherry Walker, Kim Koerner, Megan O'Bryan, Charlie Jones and employees of Makers Mark Distillery.

     Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

(SS Wed Mar 22, 2017)