Obituaries • March 7, 2013

| March 8, 2013

Edward Calhoun Graves, MD, 86, Surgeon

Edward Calhoun Graves, MD, 86, peacefully passed away Sunday, Feb. 24. Ed was a graduate of Male High School, class of 1944, and the University of Louisville, followed by the University of Louisville Medical School, class of 1953.

He served in the infantry in World War II, when he was trained as a
combat photographer.

Ed completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Michigan in 1956, and was admitted to the Board of Urology in 1962. He also was a member of the American College of Surgeons. He practiced medicine in Louisville until his retirement in 1995.

He was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer and scuba diver, as well as an enthusiast for baseball and World War II history. He was a member of the B.B.S. Club, the Louisville Country Club and the Dennbarr Club.

After the 1974 tornado heavily damaged the Cane Station Cemetery near Lightfoot Road, Ed oversaw its reconstruction and helped form the Cane Station Historical Society. He served as its board president until his death.

Ed is predeceased by his parents, Stella and J.C. Graves; brother, William E. Graves; and beloved wife, Betty Kannapell Graves. He is survived by three devoted daughters, Sara Graves Scott (Bruce), Katherine Graves Doll and Rebecca Graves (Edward Mansour); and four grandchildren, Virginia (Rev Hayes), Liz and Rebecca Doll, and Alex Scott, who knew him affectionately as “Teddy.”

A visitation was held at the home of Sara and Bruce Scott, 510 Tiffany Lane, on Friday, March 1, from 3 to 6 p.m. There was a private ceremony and burial at Cane Station Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Pearson’s. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Operation Smile, www.operationsmile.org, or The Cane Station Historical Society, 2843 Brownsboro Road, Suite 207, Louisville, Ky., 40206. So long Pal!

 

Marilyn Ann Leeper Schwarz, 65, Worked For AT&T, Citizens Fidelity Bank And Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Marilyn Ann Leeper Schwarz, 65, of Louisville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at her home.

She was born in Louisville to the late Leonard D. and Lorene Yates Leeper. She was a 1965 graduate of Western High School. She worked for AT&T Long Lines, Citizens Fidelity Bank and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Leonard D. Leeper Jr. and Gayle R. (Bobby) Leeper; and her youngest daughter at the age of 12, Mary Lorene Schwarz. She is also preceded in death by many other loving family members including aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws
and friends.

Survivors include her husband, Robert C. Schwarz, Jr.; son, James R. Schwarz and his wife, Becky of Albuquerque, N.M.; daughter, Angelia M. Schwarz Coleman; three wonderful grandsons, Christopher A., Nicholas K., and Roderick S. Coleman of Louisville; and many other family members and friends.

Visitation was held from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ratterman and Sons, 3800 Bardstown Road. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with burial following in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may take the form of a donation to WHAS Crusade for Children.

Online condolences may be given at www.Ratterman.com.

Alena Vivian Dunbar, 91, Registered Nurse

Alena Vivian Dunbar, 91, passed away peacefully from this earthly life on Feb. 24, 2013.

Alena was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a registered nurse who was loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Alena graduated from St. Mary and Elizabeth School of Nursing in 1945. She began her nursing career in the United States Navy during World War II. After her service to her country she went on to work as a registered nurse for over 42 years.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Lester Dunbar.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Patricia Ann Miller, Deborah Jean Filburn (Dusty) and Brenda Lee Lacefield (Velton); grandchildren, Christopher (Jill), Alecia, Mark (Megan), Derrick, Jason and Bridget; and great grandchildren, Benton, Clara and Mason.

The family expresses heartfelt gratitude to the caregivers at the Episcopal Church Home. They are awesome! A celebration of life service was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at the Episcopal Church Home, 7504 Westport Road, with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Ratterman’s St. Matthews Funeral Home cared for all arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Episcopal Church Home (St. Luke’s Chapel) or Home of
the Innocents.

 

Jean Hochstrasser Hines, 93, Member Of Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church

Jean Hochstrasser Hines, 93, passed away at the Episcopal Church Home.

She was a loving, wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William P. Hines, Sr.

She is survived by her children, William P. Hines Jr. (Sandra), Steve Hines (Jeanne), Johnny Hines (Lee Anne), Nancy J. Hines and Jeanne H. Wigginton (Bill “Buddy”); a sister, Betty McDevitt of Lawrenceville, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren along with many loving nieces
and nephews.

Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ratterman’s St. Matthews, 3711 Lexington Road. On Tuesday, there was a benediction service at 10 a.m. at Ratterman’s with burial immediately following in Calvary Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staffs at the Episcopal Church Home and Hosparus of Louisville for their excellent and special care for Jean.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and Hosparus of Louisville.

 

William “Bill” W. Pfund Sr., 77, Retired Vice President Of Artex International

William “Bill” W. Pfund Sr., 77, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at the Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville.

Bill was born in Louisville and retired as vice president from Artex International. He was a member of the Jeffersonville Elks Club, where he enjoyed playing golf with his friends, and was a Navy veteran of the Korean conflict.

He is survived by his loving wife, Joan Pfund; a son, Bill Pfund Jr. and his wife Laura; one grandson, Trey Pfund; and his close friend, Bill Fryear.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday at Scott Funeral Home in Jeffersonville, with burial following in Walnut Ridge Cemetery. Visitation was held on Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Hosparus Inpatient Care Center.

To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.scottfuneralhome.com.

 

Thelma Hickerson Love, 100, Librarian With The Louisville Free Public Library System

Thelma Hickerson Love, 100, of Louisville passed away Feb. 23, 2013, at Jefferson Place.

Thelma was a longtime librarian in the Louisville Free Public Library System at the Crescent Hill and the Eline Memorial St. Matthews Branches. She also had worked at the Waggener High School Library while her sons were going to school there. Thelma was a charter member of the Calvin Presbyterian Church and was honored with becoming a Kentucky Colonel in 2012.

She is survived by her two sons, David Love of Gold River, Calif., and Ken Love (Jan), of Aurora, Colo.; five grandchildren, Jennifer Love of Atlanta, Ga., Jason Love, Sara Love and Patrick Rubeck, all of Aurora, and Katie Wood of Parker, Colo.; and three nieces, Penny Wilding (Don) of Louisville, Sally Underwood (Ben) of Louisville and Sue Brake (Roger) of Morehead City, N.C.

Her funeral service was held at noon Thursday at Pearson’s, 149 Breckenridge Lane, with burial following in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation was from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pearson’s.

 

John R. “Andy” Anderson, 79, Employee Of General Electric

John R. “Andy” Anderson, age 79, of Louisville, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Hosparus Inpatient
Care Center.

A native of Knoxville, Tenn., he was the son of the late John Stewart and Sarah Hauk Anderson. He was an employee of General Electric for 30 years. He was an active steward at St. Bartholomew Church. He was an Air Force veteran. He and his twin brother, Howell, were passionate golfers and thoroughly enjoyed nature.

Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife of 48 years, Emmy Anderson; his brother, James Anderson; two sisters, Rowena Anderson and Sara Motamedi; three nieces; three nephews; and numerous friends and caretakers.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Martha Anderson, and his twin brother, Howell Anderson.

Visitation was Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Road, from 2 to 8 p.m. His funeral service was held Friday, March 1, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to The American Cancer Society, Parkinson’s Association and Hosparus Louisville.

 

Wanda Lee (Pullen) Cox, 67, Member Of Victory General Baptist Church

Wanda Lee (Pullen) Cox, 67, passed away on Feb.
25, 2013.

She was a member of Victory General Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her son, James Michael Cox; brother, Danny Pullen; and sister Loretta Pullen.

Survivors include her devoted husband of 51 years, Stanley Cox; children, Rita Cox and Perry Cox (Tabitha); grandchildren, Sarah, Matthew and Michaela; brothers, Barry and Steve Pullen, Roger Mattingly and Harold and Darrell Morgan; and sisters, Tootsie Gauderman, Carol Poynter and Gail Morgan.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Hwy., with cremation following. Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. on Friday.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

 

Christopher Odessie “Chris” Malone, 22, Attended Ivy Tech And Vincennes, Ind., University

Christopher Odessie “Chris” Malone, 22, born Jan. 18, 1991, returned to his Heavenly Father on March 1, 2013.

Chris attended Ivy Tech (Indianapolis) and Vincennes, Ind., University and was a true blue Wildcat fan. He loved being around his family and friends, clowning and making music, but he especially loved being around his nieces, Carmen Johnson and Ma’Tiah Malone; nephews, Stephon Johnson, Anthony Malone Jr. and Phillip Malone; and his godson, Rashad Smith.

Chris was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Ethel Marie Green and Wynell Malone; brothers, Phillip R. Malone and DeAndre A. Givens; uncle, Christopher Malone; great grandmothers, Ethel Edwards and
Clara Petty.

He is survived by his parents, Teri L. Green and Odessie “Pep” Malone (Barbara); grandfather, William C. Malone; uncles, Thomas K. Green, Lee (Marilyn), Lawrence, Darryl, Charles, Kenny, Ronnie and Terry Malone; aunt, Priscilla Woodson (Bill) and a large number of brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

His funeral was held at 1 p.m. Friday at Greater Friendship Baptist Church, 2325 Osage Ave., with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at A.D. Porter & Sons, 1300 W. Chestnut St.

Online condolences may go to www.adporters.com.

 

Mildred G. Gagel Kennedy Johnson, 96, Member Of Woodland Baptist Church 

Mildred G. Gagel Kennedy Johnson, 96, of Louisville, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2013.

She was a member of Woodland Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Clifton Kennedy and Karl Johnson.

Mil is survived by her stepdaughter, Nonie Tracy and family, Lori, Ann and Chip; and stepson, Dennis Johnson (Joan) and family, Tea and Elise. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

A funeral ceremony was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Newcomer Funeral Home, 235 Juneau Drive, with burial following in Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home until time of service.

Memorial expressions may be made to the building fund at Woodland Baptist Church. To leave a special message for the family, visit www.Newcomerlouisville.com.

 

Margaret Pleune Harvin, Retired Social Worker

Margaret Pleune Harvin died Sunday, March 3, 2013.

Born in Paducah, Ky., she came with her family to Louisville when she was two years old. She was a member of The Woman’s Club of Louisville, The Louisville Boat Club, and a former board member and past president of the board of The Cabbage Patch. She was a retired social worker and a lifelong member of Highland Presbyterian Church where her father, Dr. Peter H. Pleune, had formerly been the minister for 27 years. At her church, she was an elder, a former Sunday School teacher, a Stephen Minister, Circle leader and president of the Women of the Church organization.

She graduated from Atherton High School and the Women’s College of Brenau University, Gainesville, Ga., where she was a member of Zeta Tau
Alpha sorority.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, William M. Harvin, a Louisville attorney.

She is survivied by two daughters, Nora H. “Noni” Buchanan (William), Madison, Miss., and Marilyn H. Harkrider (Jim), Kingwood, Texas; four grandchildren, Christopher Buchanan (Amanda), Brian Buchanan, Jamison Whittaker (Lioane) and Brittany Whittaker-Franey (Craig); five great grandchildren, and her brother-in-law and sisiter-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Harvin (Libby).

Her memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Presbyterian Church, 1011 Cherokee Road, with visitation to follow at church. Arrangements were under the direction of Pearson’s.

Memorials may go to the music fund of her church; The Cabbage Patch, 1413 S. Sixth St., Louisville, Ky., 40208; or Baddour Center, P.O. Box 97, Senatobia, Miss., 38668.

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