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Jayme Leo Shircliff


Jayme Leo Shircliff, age 34, died Wednesday (8/26). He is survived by his wife: Savannah Shircliff of Brandenburg; two children: Alex and Carma Shircliff; his mother: Paula Shircliff of Louisville; his father: Jim Shircliff of Union Star; one sister: Karla Hall of Louisville; two brothers: Micah Shircliff of Ekron, and Derrick Reed of Mt. Washington. Funeral services will be held at 7 P.M. EDT Sunday (8/30) at the Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home. Visitation will be after 4 P.M. EDT Sunday (8/30) at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Christopher James "Chris" Speaks


Christopher James “Chris” Speaks, 43 of Payneville, KY, died Tuesday (8/27). He is survived by his daughter, Christen Renee Speaks of Payneville, his parents: Joe and Martha Speaks of Brandenburg, 3 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Joey Speaks of Elizabethtown and Laurie DeFanti of Sacramento, CA; 5 brothers, Billy Turner, Brad Hurley, Adam Hurley, Danny DeFanti and Jimmy DeFanti also of Sacramento, CA. Funeral services will be held Sunday (8/30) at 2 P.M. EDT at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Payneville with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday (8/29) from 3-8 P.M. EDT and Sunday (8/30) after 9 A.M. EDT at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home. A pray service will be held at 7:30 Saturday (8/29). Expressions of sympathy may be made to Kosair Charities, P.O. Box 37370, Louisville, KY 40233-7370 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

Barbara Milliner


Barbara Milliner, 67 of Leitchfield died Tuesday (8/27) at her residence. She is survived by her husband Mark Milliner, 3 sons John Riley Milliner, James Marcus Milliner and Joseph Matthew Milliner, a sister Laverne Greenwell, 2 brothers Jesse Pruitt and Willie Pruitt, several grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday (8/31) at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church. Friends may call Rogers-Oller Funeral Home Sunday (8/30) from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday (8/31) after 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

Michael Ray Nevitt


Michael Ray Nevitt, 62 died Monday (8/24). He is survived by a daughter; Crystal Bradford of Elizabethtown, 3 sisters; Nancy Robinson of Louisville, Marie Ray of Union Star and Mary Lou Morgan of Guston, 3 brothers; Dennis Nevitt and Lamar Nevitt both of Brandenburg and Kent Allen Nevitt of Irvington and 1 grandson also survives. Funeral services will be held Saturday (8/29) at 12 p.m. EDT at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home with burial in the St. Theresa Cemetery. Friendsy may call Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home Friday (8/28) from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday (8/29) after 9 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the Meade County Animal Shelter in Brandenburg or to the animal shelter of your choice.

Murrell A. Ward


Murrell A. Ward, 96 of Sellersburg, IN formerly of Clarkson died Wednesday (8/26) in Sellersburg. He is survived by a daughter; Marietta McKinney of Shepherdsville, a son; Carmon Ward of Sellersburg, IN., 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, a brother; Clifford Ward of Louisville and a sister; Hazel Smith of Texas. Funeral services will be held Saturday (8/29) at 1 p.m. at Rogers-Oller Funeral Home with burial in the Clarkson Cemetery. Friends may call Rogers-Oller Funeral Home Friday (8/28) from 12 p.m. to 8 .m. and Saturday (8/29) after 9 a.m. until time of the service.

William Nicholas "Nick" Hollcroft


William Nicholas “Nick” Hollcroft, 60 died Monday (8/24). He is survived by his wife Shelia Hollcroft of Battletown, his daughter, Nikki Humphrey of Battletown; his son, Adam Hollcroft of Battletown; his sister, Ruth Ann Haney of Alton, IN; his brother, Jim Hollcroft of Leavenworth, IN and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday (8/28), at 2 PM EDT at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Bogard-Greer Cemetery in Battletown. Friends may call Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home Thursday (8/27), from 10 AM – 8 PM EDT and Friday (8/28), after 9AM EDT. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the Bogard-Greer Cemetery Fund.

Barbara Miller Bishop


Barbara Miller Bishop, 74 of Leitchfield died Monday (8/24) at Norton Hospital in Louisville. She is survived by a daughter, Monica Heavrin, a granddaughter, a sister Mattie Witten and a brother Taylor Miller. Funeral services will be held Friday (8/28) at 2 p.m. at Rogers-Oller Funeral Home with burial in the Clarkson Cemetery. Friends may call Rogers-Oller Funeral Home Thursday (8/27) from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday (8/28) after 9 a.m. until time of the service.

Mildred Brown


Mildred Brown, 69 of Vine Grove formerly of Cloverport died Sunday (8/23) at her residence. She is survived by a son Jody Brown, a daughter Michelle Denney, a brother Charles Pate, 2 sisters Linda Robinson and Margaret Pate, 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday (8/26) at 1 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home. Friends may call Burns Funeral Home Tuesday (8/25) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday (8/26) after 11 a.m. until time of the service. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the family.

James Paul Coyle


James Paul Coyle, 60, of Vine Grove, died Friday (8/21) at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. Survivors include his wife: Dana Coyle of Vine Grove; four children, Candace Summerall of Hawesville; Frank Perkins of Louisville, Kristi Bradley of Louisville, and Marissa Perkins Texas; one brother: Wilbur Brooks; and ten grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 11 AM Thursday (8/27) at the Coffey & Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove. Visitation will from 5 until 8 P.M. Wednesday (8/26) and after 9 A.M. Thursday (8/27) at the funeral home.


Jackie D. Lucas


Jackie “D.” Lucas, 75, of Irvington died Sunday (8/23) at his residence. He is survived by his wife Lorene Skeeters Lucas of Irvington; five children Mark Lucas, and Steve Lucas of Bewleyville, Karen Jarvis of Yuma, AZ, Debbie Stetson of Louisville & Gene Board of Irvington; his siblings Lawanda Haynes of Fairdale, Cora Belle Lucas of Louisville, Charles Lucas of Big Spring, Kenneth Lucas of Big Spring, Lois Phelps of Leitchfield, Frances Foster of Shepherdsville & Mona Gross of Hardinsburg; eight grandchildren, & eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday (8/25) at 2 P.M. EDT at High Plains United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow in High Plains Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday (8/24) from 4 to 9 P.M. EDT and after 9 A.M. EDT on Tuesday at Alexander Funeral Home.  A Masonic Service will be held Monday (8/24) at 7:30 P.M. EDT at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy maybe given in the form of donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Jewel Dowell Stiff Higginbotham


Jewel Dowell Stiff Higginbotham age 85 died Thursday at Saints Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. She is survived by two sons: Robert "Bob" Dowell Jr. and Roger Dowell; one sister: Mildred Keys; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. EDT at the Ratterman Grand Chapels, 4832 Cane Run Road Louisville with burial ain the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Irvington. Visitation will be sunday (8/23) from 2 until 8 P.M. at the funeral home. 

Christina Louise Boarman


Christina Louis Boarman, age 37 of Fordsville, died Friday (8/21) at her residence. She is survived by her husband: Brian Keith Boarman; three children: Jarred Christopher Boarman & Joshua Adam Boarman both of Fordsville and Brian Nicholas Boarman of Utica; three sisters: Marcella Bandurske of Clarkson, Angie Norton of Radcliff and Tera Hendricks of Owensboro; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Monday (8/24) at the Geary Funeral Home with burial in the Fordsville Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday (8/23) from 3 until 8 P.M. and after 9 A.M. Monday at the funeral home.