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January 20, 1922

Mary Lou (Thornton) Miller, Class of 1959

Mary Lou (Pie) Thornton Miller was born May 26, 1940 in Summersville, KY to the late Horace Hobert (Buck) Thornton and Icy Pearl Richardson Thornton. She departed this life Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg, KY, having attained the age of eighty-one years, seven months and twenty-three days.

She professed a belief in Christ at a young age and was baptized and united with Jacob Grove Baptist Church. She later moved her membership to First Baptist Church, Lebanon, KY. She was involved in several ministries at First Baptist Church and served faithfully until her health prevented her from doing otherwise. She was active in the Greensburg and Lebanon communities, an avid UK Wildcats fan, loved to play Bingo, never missed a yard sale, and had a passion for shopping.

She was educated at the Lincoln Institute High School located in Lincoln Ridge, KY. She was a majorette and involved in many other school activities. She faithfully attended the Lincoln Institute reunions every two years and enjoyed connecting with classmates and meeting other Lincoln Institute Alumni.

She was united in marriage to the late Charles William Miller. This union brought four children, one of which, Charles Reginald Miller, preceded her in death.

She leaves to cherish her memory three children: Tyrone Miller, Greensburg, KY; Briggit Miller and Pamela Miller, Lexington, KY; a sister, Nora Thornton, Indianapolis, IN; a brother, James (Mann) (Alberta) Thornton, Greensburg, KY; a sister-in-law, Addie Wood, Grand Prairie, TX; an aunt, Cora Marie Smiley, Louisville, KY; three grandchildren: Tiagia Miller, Lexington, KY; Blake Sanford, Houston, TX; and Jordan Miller, Lexington, KY; twelve great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, a special friend, Ike Calhoun and his son, Kevin Calhoun.

She was a precious gift from God to all that knew her. She warmed our hearts and filled our spirits. She fought hard until her strength was gone. We will try not to think much about her fight for breath or the pains that filled her body, but will celebrate her life with love and
memories of all that she shared with us. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. We will miss her dearly, but she will remain forever in our heart.

Funeral services for Mary Lou (Pie) Thornton Miller will be 11 a.m. Central Time Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home in Greensburg. Burial will follow in the Green County Memory Gardens in the Summersville Community of Green County.

Visitation will be 4 p.m. Central Time until 7 p.m. Central Time Monday, January 24, 2022, at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home. The family is requiring that masks be worn when inside the funeral home.
Ministers: Rev. David Mitchell, Eulogy and Rev. Andre Calhoun, Master of Ceremony Pallbearers: Marcus Cowherd, Paul Allen Mitchell, Jeffery Mitchell , Stephen Mitchell, Jermarko Mitchell, Greg Thornton, Ontrell Mitchell, Donnie Williams


December 31, 2021

Alumnus Passing - Willetta Boler Barnett, Class of 1956

Willetta Boler Barnett, 84, wife of the late Louis Spencer Barnett, passed away Friday, December 31, 2021 at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center, Frankfort, KY. Born in Anderson County, KY on July 25, 1937, Willetta was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Boler and Mary Alice Burks Boler.

Along with her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Alrenzo Williams and a great grandson, Izaiah Barnett.
A housewife, Willetta was a graduate of the Lincoln Institute and a member of the Lincoln Alumni Association. She was a member of the Evergreen Baptist Church and an Honorary Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include her children, Constance Barnett of Lawrenceburg, Gwen Barnett Williams (husband Mario) of Frankfort, Wileen Barnett of Lawrenceburg, Spencer Barnett (wife Kathy) of Lawrenceburg, a Special Son Louis Barnett of Lawrenceburg; sisters, Euith (husband Pete) Huggins of Indianapolis and Alberta Johnson of Frankfort; a sister-in-law, Jenny Barnett of Louisville; six grandchildren, Azavic (Eli) Williams of Lexington, Weylin Barnett of Lawrenceburg, Marcus Penny of Frankfort, Sierra Barnett of Lawrenceburg, Sidnei Barnett of Winchester, and Azeno Williams of Frankfort; 11 great grandchildren; God-daughters, Burnetta Thurman of Danville and Cindy Robinson of Lawrenceburg; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; and special cousins, George Bean of Frankfort, William ?Buggs? Bean of Frankfort, and Arlene Nance of Winchester.

Service will be held at 1:00 Monday, January 10th at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home with Rev. J.K. Cunningham, Sr. officiating. The family will receive friends from 11?1 PM Monday at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home. Burial will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, January 11th at Sunset Memorial Gardens Chapel in Frankfort.

Serving as pallbearers will be Sean Bean, Tristan Bean, Randy Hudson, Matthew Milton, Eric Barnett, Sr., and Wilgus Winkfield. Honorary bearers will be Patrick Milton, Anthony Bean, Norma Puckett, Betty Sutherland, Linda Sutherland, Donna Baker, and Dave Baker.

Memorials in memory of Willetta Barnett are suggested to Bluegrass Hospice Care, 643 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601.


December 25, 2021

Alumnus Passing - Wallace "Hank" Bean, Class of 1955

Wallace Franklin (Hank) Bean, 84, husband of Janet Gill Bean, passed away December 23, 2021, at his home in Lawrenceburg. Born in Lawrenceburg, KY on August 10, 1937, Hank was the son of the late Christopher Lee Bean and Madge Todd Bean.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by six siblings, Billy Bean, Bobby Bean, Roland Bean, Beulah Ann Gill, Lewis Davis Bean, and Lucien Bean.

A former employee for the Kentucky Department of Corrections, also Hank and his late father formerly worked for the Qualls family and Helen Short, previous owners of the Lawrenceburg Flower Shop. He was a member of the Second Christian Church and enjoyed horse racing.

Including Janet, his wife of 60 years, he is survived by two children, Marian Todd Bean and Christopher Logan Bean, both of Lawrenceburg; 5 grandchildren, Sidnei and Seirra Barnett, Erin Elizabeth McKee, Eriel Yvonne McKee, Eric Alexander McKee; 5 great grandchildren; and a sister, Lacey Jane Cunningham of Lawrenceburg.

No services are scheduled. Mr. Bean chose cremation. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home.

Memorials in memory of Hank Bean are suggested to Bluegrass Hospice Care, 643 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601.

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December 24, 2021

Alumnus Passing - James Lee Clark, Class of 1957

Mr. James Lee Clark was born on August 13, 1938 in Eminence, Kentucky to the late James W. Clark and Mary D. Tinsley. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jewell D. Tinsley, Jr. and two Sisters' Helen Clark and Arnita Jean Clark and one Aunt who was the apple of his eye,
Lou Catherine Hollaway.

On 1957, he graduated from Lincoln Institute High School, Simpsonville, Kentucky. He was also said to be one of the two best fighters to come out of Eminence, Ky. It was said that he fought with Muhammad Ali and also trained with Ali's trainer.

James decided to join the army military where he served one tour out of the three in Long Binh? Vietnam. Specialist Fourth Class (E-4) was commended for his performance of duty. Also served as a Teletype writer repairman.

After leaving the military, he attended University of Kentucky, Jefferson Community College. Associate in applied science, Human services-corrections. Also a graduate degree, bachelor in psychology, University of Louisville. Was employed for American Air Filter for a number years. (30 or more.) Retired 1993.

At an early age, James accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at the First Baptist Church, Eminence, Ky. Later years moved his membership to First Congregational Methodist Church 3810 Garland Avenue, Louisville, Ky. Last several years became member of the Grace United Community Church 607 East Saint Catherine Street, Lou. Ky.

He loved singing with Brotherhood Groups and church choirs. Sometime he would be brave enough to do a solo, his favorite solo song was "It's been a good day". He loved his family and he was a people person. Loved to travel when able with wife and friends and with son Donnie Pope to the U of L ball games in the city and out of the city. All most each day he was on the telephone with his childhood friend (whom he loved like a brother). Mr. Rudolph Munphrey. Also two other dear friends Mr. Pete Hayden and Mr. Donald Hill. He was also somewhat of a good cook. All will miss that delicious vegetable soup.

On September 14, 1991 James (Jim) entered into Holy Matrimony with Mary Jame Anderson. On Friday, December 24th, 2021 James Lee Clark transitioned to his Heavenly Home.

He leaves to cherish his memory, wife of 30 years, Mary Jane Clark. Three sons, James Lee Clark, Jr. (Patricia) Phoenix, AZ. Kevin E. Jackson, Lancaster, California. Donnie Pope, (Mary Rose) Louisville, Ky. Two Daughter, Manna Beckford (Donnell) Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dr. Jacqueline Pope-Terrance(Jeff) Bowling Green, Ky. Ten Grand Children, Jayme Williams Phoenix, AZ. Brittany Clark Phoenix, AZ, Janelle Edwards Chicago, IU. Kevin Tubba- California. Terri James, Steven James and Kealah Jackson- Virginia. Ayreck Johnson, Allyn Davis and Aahleiah Jackson- California. Seven great grandchildren One brother, Melvin Tinsley, Forrest City,Arkansas. Three sisters, Mary F. Clark Lou. Ky, Mary C. Tinley Lou. Ky. Jennifer Harris Lou. Ky One loved Aunt, Thelma Reed. And a host of cousins', nieces; nephews Loved ones and friends.


November 30, 2021

Alumnus Passing - James John "Johnny" Walker, Class of 1954

James John "Johnny" Walker
September 24, 1937 - November 26, 2021

James John "Johnny" Walker, 84, died Friday, November 26, 2021 at his daughter's home in Shelbyville. A native of Shelbyville, he was the son of the late J.C. and Augusta Walker. John graduated from Lincoln Institute and later obtained a diploma in Color Television and Radio Servicing from National Radio Institute. His career began at Southside Elementary School, where he served as custodian, bus driver and worked in the kitchen. Simultaneously, he worked at Shelbyville Kroger as a store clerk. He enjoyed working with the public and retained both positions until his retirement.

In his leisure time, he enjoyed cooking, hunting, fishing, golf, drawing, painting portraits, playing chess and spending time with his family. He enjoyed basketball in his younger years and coached younger teams in basketball. He enjoyed watching various sports on television, including golf, basketball, football and baseball along with comedies, including Redd Foxx and Sanford and Son and Flip Wilson. John was self-motivated and a true do-it-yourselfer. He built onto his home with the assistance of siblings, children and a few neighbors after reading how to books, taught himself to repair cars and repaired many televisions and radios around Shelbyville. John had a calm demeanor and good sense of humor, leaving a lasting positive impression on countless people who had the pleasure to know him. He was a lifelong member of Clay Street Baptist Church, where he served as usher, church bus driver and fish fry cooker. He was a devout servant of the Lord. Johnny, as he was affectionately known by family and friends, will be remembered by everyone whose life he touched.

In addition to his parents, two siblings, Michael Walker and Jerry Walker, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Gloria Jean Moore Walker of Shelbyville; two children, Tim L. Walker and Teresa L. Walker, both of Shelbyville; eleven siblings, Janice Miller, Claude Walker and Chester Walker, all of Louisville, Robert Walker (Donette) of Shelbyville, David Walker (Ute) of Seattle, WA, Ronnie Walker (Greta) of Los Angeles, CA, Fred Walker (Elise), Sheila Field (Lynn), Debbie William (Raymond) and Sydney Walker (Lela), all of Louisville and Carolyn Loving of Houston, TX; six grandchildren, Michael Razeeq (Justine Palacios) of Jersey City, NJ, David Razeeq of Georgetown, Dominique Razeeq (Benish) of Louisville, Desmond Walker of San Antonio, TX and Timothy D. Walker and Paige Walker, both of Louisville; two great-grandchildren, Elaina Razeeq and Noah Razeeq, both of Georgetown and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Clay Street Baptist Church, 1940 Midland Trail, Shelbyville with visitation after 12 p.m. Rev. Robert M. Marshall, Sr. will deliver the eulogy, and Rev. Larry Sykes, Sr. will officiate. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Webb Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at


November 20, 2021

Alumnus Passing - Attorney Willie C. Fleming, Class of 1947

Attorney Willie Clay Fleming (Billy), 94, of Shelbyville, Kentucky passed away Friday, November 19, 2021.

Fleming was a pioneer of Kentucky black attorneys. He and Alfred Calloway were the first two African Americans to graduate from the University of Louisville School of Law in 1954. His long and distinguished law career spanned sixty-four years.

In a quiet and dignified manner, Fleming was a leader and civil rights activist in his community. In the 1950's and 60's, he along with other black leaders was instrumental in the integration of the Shelbyville, KY schools and public swimming pool as well as the creation of better housing for many African Americans in the community.

Fleming was a devoted and longtime member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Shelbyville, Kentucky, the local and national chapters of the Lincoln Institute Alumni Association, Inc., the board of the historic Calvary Cemetery (Shelbyville, KY), and several other church and community organizations. He was a committed servant leader in each of these organizations and very instrumental in their advancement.

Fleming's greatest commitment was to his family shown through his love, support, and sharing of all that he had to offer. Willie C. Fleming's life was well lived with service to his family, his church, and his community.

Fleming was married to the late Jacqueline Burley Fleming. He is survived by their children, J. Yonzel Fleming (Lynn), Monica F. Ferguson (JT), Kimberly Y. Carter (Bill), Charles B. Marshall, Jr. (Shirley) and Denise M. Hayden; eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; four sisters, Anna Lee Harris, Lina E. Wigginton, Ollie Hackett and Bessie J. Tinsley; and a host of nephews, nieces, family and friends.

Visitations: Sunday, November 28, 2pm-5pm and Monday, November 29, 11am-12pm. Funeral: Monday, November 29, 12 noon. Both viewings and funeral will be held at Bethel AME Church in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Burial at Calvary Cemetery in Shelbyville, Kentucky.

A.D.Porter and Sons Funeral Home, Inc. are in charge of services.


November 17, 2021

Alumnus Passing - Francis Fleming Marshall, Class of 1943

Frances Fleming Marshall, 97, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2021.She was a member of Elim Baptist Church, and Mr. & Mrs. Club, Shelbyville,KY.

She is survived by her siblings, Anna Lee Harris, Willie C. Fleming, Lina E. Wigginton, Ollie Hackett, Bessie Jean Tinsley, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 5pm-8pm Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Elim Baptist Church, 3114 Greenwood Ave. Funeral: 11am Friday, November 19, 2021 at the church.


Entombment: Resthaven Cemetery.

Published by A.D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home - Downtown on Nov. 13, 2021.


October 14, 2021

Alumnus Passing - Lucille Anita Taylor Thornton, Class of 1942

Lucille Anita Thornton, 96, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021.

Visitation: 10:30am-12pm Saturday, October 23, 2021 at A. D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home, 1300 W. Chestnut St., funeral service to follow at noon, burial in Berrytown Cemetery.


October 13, 2021

Alumnus Passing - Oscar Patterson, Class of 1960

Oscar Jameson Patterson, Sr. of Shelbyville, Ky., passed away on October 4, 2021, in Louisville, Ky. at Norton's Hospital.

Oscar was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Roosevelt Patterson, Sr., and Goldie Shields Patterson on December 24, 1940.

He attended high school at Lincoln Institute and further studied at Tennessee State University. He was a retired Certified Electrician and had been a resident of Shelbyville since 2005.

Survivors include two sons, Oscar J. Patterson, Jr., Miami, Fl; Virgil Patterson, McCordsville, Ind.; and one daughter, Angela Alexander of Illinois.


October 13, 2021

Alumnus Passing - Carolyn L. Brown, Class of 1958

Carolyn L. Brown, 81, of Leavenworth, Indiana, formerly of Louisville, passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021. Carolyn was an LPN and worked at General Hospital, and did Private Care for terminal patients. She was a loving and devoted mother and nurse to all of her patients. She was a great neighbor and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was born on January 10, 1940 in Shelbyville, Kentucky to Lucian and Lucille (Brown) Cottrell. She is preceded in death by her Parents.

Carolyn is survived by her Sons, Gerald Burt, and Adrian Davis, Brother, Eddie (Helen) Jackson, Niece, Rhonda Glenn. Carolyn also leaves behind to cherish her memory a host of Nieces, Nephews, Friends, and Extended Family.

Visitation will be from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, (10304 Dixie Highway, Louisville). Her Funeral Service will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - Southwest Louisville Chapel.


September 23, 2021

Alumnus Passing - Donald F. Marshall, Class of 1959

Donald F. Marshall, 80, Simpsonville, died Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at University of Louisville Hospital following an illness. A native of Shelbyville, he was the son of the late Carrie and Thomas Marshall, Sr. He was a graduate of Lincoln Institute, Class of 1959. He ran Marshall's Body Shop for numerous years, doing automotive body repair work for countless people. In his leisure time, he enjoyed fishing and mowing and was a U. of L. fan. He was a member of a poker club, a group of friends who met regularly. He was a member of Montclair Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, two children, Andre Marshall, Sr. and Sherry Yvette Marshall Navarro; two sisters, Clara Mae O'Bannon and Loreda Carter; one brother, Daniel Bruce Marshall and one grandson, Derrick Arnaz Marshall, preceded him in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Debra Raudales (Fernando) and Donna Coke (Glen), both of Louisville; one brother, Thomas E. Marshall, Jr. (Sylvia) of Shelbyville; five grandchildren, Andre Marshall, Jr. (Kori Jackson) of Crestwood, Chance Alan Marshall, Gabriel Frederick Marshall, Shon Brown (Destiny) and Terry Andras Marshall (Chasity), all of Louisville; four great-grandchildren, Ava Filiatreau and Kai Alexander Marshall, both of Crestwood and DeKaria Brown and Denali Brown, both of Louisville; his former spouse and the mother of his children, Martha Beach Marshall of Louisville and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Wake - Wednesday, September 29, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Webb Funeral Home 1144 W. Main Shelbyville, Kentucky 40065

Funeral Service -Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:00 PM

Webb Funeral Home
1144 W. Main
Shelbyville, Kentucky 40065

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Shady Lawn Cemetery
Eminence Pike
Shelbyville, KY - Kentucky 40065
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September 13, 2021

Alumnus Passing - Roy Homer Higgins Jr.

Roy Homer Higgins Jr. passed from this life on September 4, 2021, in Indianapolis, IN at the age of 79. He was born in Hazard, Kentucky on August 23, 1942.

Lavenia Summers Home for Funerals oversees funeral arrangements. The funeral home is located at the address below where the going home service will take place. Services on Saturday September 18, 2021. Viewing at 11:00 AM and funeral at 12:00 pm.

Lavenia Summers Home for Funerals, 5811 East 38th Street, Indianapolis 46218. The funeral home phone number is 317-547-5814.


August 17, 2021

Alumnus Passing - Patricia (Kitten) Million Jacobs, Class of 1962

Patricia Million Jacobs passed on Thursday, August 12, 2021 in Frankfort, KY. Funeral arrangements are in progress. Due to COVID concerns, a memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Harrod Brothers Funeral Home and Crematory in Frankfort are in charge.


July 5, 2021

Alumnus Passing - Kay Alexander Higgins, Class of 1964

Kay Carolyn Alexander Higgins age 75 of Clarksville, Tennessee transitioned from this life of glory on 1 July 2021 with family members by her side. Kay was born on 26 November, 1945 in Cumberland County, Kentucky to the late Ralph Alexander and Arvana Owsley Alexander. Kay grew up in Burkesville where she attended and graduated Lincoln Institute Lincoln Ridge Kentucky May 1964. Kay was united in marriage to Willie F. Higgins on March 3, 1978. Kay was Burkesville devoted, loving, supporting spouse to Willie's 20year military career span. While doing so Kay nurtured two children, Willie Jr & Jennifer.

Kay worked in various areas of hospitality & retail throughout her career. Kay had a love for the outdoors, gardening, & family. She was always soft spoken, kind & encouraging to all who came in contact. Kay was preceded in death by two brothers Jimmy Alexander and Carlos Alexander.

Precious memories of her life will be cherished by her surviving children, Jennifer Dice of Killeen TX, Willie Jr (and Lupita) of Clarksville TN, spouse Willie Higgins of Clarksville TN, Her Siblings, Evelyn (and Arthur) Fields of Pricedale PA, Wanda (and Nathan) Pollard of Harrisburg PA, Marilyn Ladd of Louisville KY, Deborah Duvall, Fran Alexander, Ralph L. Alexander, and Kenneth Alexander all of Burkesville KY. Four grandchildren, sister-in-laws, Jeanette and Elizabeth Alexander and a host of nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

Services will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY with burial in Oddfellows Cemetery. Family requests visitation on Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 12 Noon until the service time at 1 P.M. at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home


April 30, 2021

National Lincoln Institute Alumni Scholarships Announced

Judith Cunningham, President of the Lincoln Institute Alumni Association has announced the recipients of three 2021 scholarships in the amount of $2000 each. The three individuals are as follows:

Jailyn Logan
Richard Chandler ------------ Morehouse University
Augustine Tugve -------------- University of Louisville

Congratulations to all of the scholarship winners. The scholarship committee is led by Estelle Marshall, Shelbyville Chapter.


May 6, 2021

Alumnus Passing, James Moxley, Class of 1964

James Arthur Moxley, Jr. (Junior) was born April 23, 1947 to the late James Arthur Moxley and Fannie Allen in Shelbyville, Kentucky. He went to his eternal home on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at home after a short illness. He accepted Christ as a child at Clay Street Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Darryl Moxley, and his sister, Maurica Ellis.

He attended Kentucky State University where he received his bachelor?s degree. He loved riding his motorcycle, fishing, and playing his guitar. He loved his children and grandchildren. He was a good neighbor and loved helping others.

James was in the US Army for 21 years and served his country with honors. He received several Medals (National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and was to receive the Purple Heart Medal).
He worked for Kentucky State University for 15 years as a Pool Operator and HVAC Tech.

He leaves to mourn his beloved wife of 24 years, Emma Moxley of Frankfort; his sons, Jamie Moxley of Atlanta, GA; and Andre Moxley of Texas: his daughter, Angela (Noah) Mack of Shelbyville, KY; 4 step sons, Timothy Campbell of Frankfort, KY, James (Sandra) Campbell of Louisville, KY, George Campbell of Covington, KY, and Demetrius Moxley of Frankfort, KY; two sisters, Serita Slaughter, Bonnie (Mike) Jones of Shelbyville; two brothers, Ronald Allen of Louisville, KY, Shawn Allen of Shelbyville; one Aunt, Emma Moore, New Castle, KY; 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 13 step grandchildren, and 7 step great grandchildren. Mother-in-law, Thelma Taul, Frankfort, KY. A host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

We will all miss him, but God needed him more. A servant to his country, selfless man. No more pain, no more suffering, he fought the good fight. We thank the Lord for lending us James and this is not goodbye, it is seeing you soon.

Visitation will be held from 4:00pm until 7:00pm at Morton-Beckley Funeral Home in Shelbyville on Monday, May 10, 2021. Funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Rd with Rev. Robert Marshall officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Serving as casketbearers will be Timothy Campbell, Cory Wideman, Thomas Clay, Ronald Allen, Jamal Ellis, and Shawn Hunter. James Campbell and George Taul will be serving as an honorary casketbearers. Visitation will be held from 11:00am until the time of service on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Rd.


April 16, 2021

Alumnus Passing, Hortense (Cunningham) Armstrong, Class of 1956

Hortense (Cunningham) Nana, Granny Armstrong, age 82 of Eminence, passed away at Jewish Hospital on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 2:24 PM. Born on May 26, 1938 in Lawrenceburg to the late Horace B. and Emma (Miller) Cunningham, she served as a teacher's aide at Eminence Independent Schools for over thirty years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Eminence, KY where she served as treasurer for over thirty years. She also served as a member of the Eminence City Council. She was a 1956 proud graduate of Lincoln Institute High School in Shelby County. Hortense was preceded in death by her daughter, Lyla Hortensia Malone, four grandchildren, one brother and three sisters.

Survived By: Husband of 62 years: George John Armstrong, Jr. of Eminence, Daughters - Vanessa Lynn (Craig) Stevenson of Louisville,
Charita Armstrong of Louisville, Tamara Aguilar of Pleasureville
Sons - George John (LeeAnn) Armstrong III of Eminence, Gerald (Joelle) Armstrong of Louisville, Brother - Horace (Sonny) (Sandra) Cunningham of Piscataway, NJ

Host of Grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral Service: 1 PM on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Eminence Independent School Gymnasium, officiated by Rev. Lloyd Watkins. Rev. Charles Duncan, Jr. will be assisting.

Interment: Eminence Cemetery

Honorary Pallbearers: Elijah Armstrong, Presley Armstrong, Josiah Armstrong, Jalyn Chambers and Quincy Chambers

Active Pallbearers: Byron Armstrong, Lynn Rison, Jr., Torian Murphy, Sydney Armstrong, Shane Armstrong, Sean Armstrong & Shelby Armstrong

Form of contributions may be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Visitation: 11 AM until service time on Saturday at the Eminence School Gym.

Due to Covid, we chose the gymnasium so that mom's friends and loved ones can attend while still social distancing. Arrangements entrusted to Prewitt Funeral Home.

April 6, 2021

Alumnus Passing, Mary Lillian (Swinney) Parrish

Mary Lillian (Swinney) Parrish, age 77 of Louisville passed on March 31, 2021. She was a native of Lagrange, attended Lincoln but did not graduate. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Rogers-Awkard and Lyons are in charge of services.


February 28, 2021

Alumnus Passing, Shirley Hall Johnson

Shirley Hall-Johnson, 76, of Prospect, went home to glory to be with the Lord and received her heavenly wings on February 23, 2021.

She was retired customer service representative for Porter Paints and a member of St. Stephen Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Father, William Preston Reed and her Mother, Catherine Reed, both of Carrollton.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her faithful and dedicated husband; Kenneth Johnson, Sr. of Prospect., daughter; Stephanie Hall, son and daughter-in-law; Brian and Julia Hall of Helendale, CA, sister; Bonnie Reed, brother; George Reed of Carrollton., niece; Traci(Richard) Spain, Step-Children; Kenneth Johnson, Jr. and Tamica Meredith, Eight grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, Brother-In-Laws and Sister-In-Laws.

Her Homegoing Service will be Thursday, March 4, 2021, at 11:00 am, at Pearson's 149 Breckenridge Lane with burial to follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 3, 2021, from 4pm to 7pm. Social distancing guidelines will be observed at all services. This will be a walk-through visitation for all friends and associates.

Memorials to Susan G. Komen for the cure Louisville, 2301 Hurstbourne Village Drive; Ste 700 Louisville, KY. 40299-1849 or James Graham Brown Cancer Research Center.


February 27, 2021

Alumnus Passing - Rudolph Alexander Schaefer Jr, Class of 1951

Rudolph Alexander Schaefer, Jr., 86, born August 25, 1934, boarded the Glory train bound for Heaven February 20, 2021. He was the son of the late Rudolph A. Schaefer, Sr. and Lillian Schaefer. He is preceded in death by his parents, son Brian Alexander Schaefer, and first wife Willie M. Schaefer.

Rudolph confessed his love for Jesus Christ at an early age. He was extremely involved in church even as a young boy by singing in the choir. He worked diligently in the church for years in various areas of need. He was a faithful member at First Baptist Church Anchorage for over 40 years, Kenwood Baptist Church for 7 years, and was currently a member at the Bethel Baptist Missionary Church of Anchorage, Kentucky. Rudolph loved working in the church as an organist, pianist, music director, grounds keeper, and any other job that involved using his hands to build or repair.

Rudolph completed his education at Forest School, Lincoln Institute, University of Louisville, and of Kentucky. Rudolph joined the United States Air Force and served his country for 4 years.

Rudolph held several jobs before he began his career at the Army Map Agency which later became the Defense Mapping Agency of the United States of America. Rudolph was an expert Cartographer. Rudolph worked from Louisville, Kentucky to Washington DC on various projects. One mapping project involved extensive mapping of the moon for Neil Armstrong. Rudolph was honored with many recognitions, awards, and developing accomplishments such as Employee of the Year, Sustained Superior Performance, Outstanding Production Specialist and Special Achievement Award. Rudolph?s unique intellectual ability and excellent work ethics propelled him to lead others and all assignments were well executed with initiative and enthusiasm. Rudolph commanded a high degree of efficiency while working under extreme conditions. Rudolph retired after 36 years of service.

Memories of Rudolph will be cherished by his current wife Betty L. Schaefer, daughters Sharon Lee and Kim Schaefer Jones (Ricky), sister Lavern Alexander, 6 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren all from Louisville, Kentucky, beloved church family, and a host of relatives and friends.

Rudolph?s Homegoing Service will be held March 6, 2021, viewing starting at 11:00-1:00, with funeral services starting immediately at 1:00 at Newcomer Funeral Home located at 235 Juneau Drive Middletown, Kentucky.


February 25, 2021

Alumnus Passing - Ernest "Mr. D" Dickerson,Jr., Class of 1961

Louisville - 77, died Thursday at Norton Audubon Hospital.

Visitation 11-12 Thursday at W.T. Shumake & Daughters Funeral Home 3815 Newburg Road. Private funeral to follow. Burial Petersburg-Newburg Cemetery.

Survivors children, Jeff, Ernest, & Jewell Dickerson; stepmother, Nancy Dickerson.


February 8, 2021

Alumnus Passing - Alice Catherine Taylor, Class of 1964

Alice Catherine Chambers Taylor, 74, Shelbyville, died Monday, February 8, 2021 at U. of L. Jewish Hospital in Louisville. A native of Shelbyville, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Ida Belle Jackson Chambers. She graduated from Lincoln Institute, Class of 1964. She worked for many years for Investors Heritage as a cook and was a dedicated homemaker. She also formerly worked for Logan's Laundry as a presser and for the City of Shelbyville Police Department as a custodian. She was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star, Bettie Morton Chapter 119. In her leisure time, she enjoyed reading. She was a devoted member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, where she served as a member of the Stewardess Board, The Lay Organization, Missionary and choir.
In addition to her parents, six siblings, Mary Willie Chambers, Annie Chambers, Lee Evans, Jr., Roy Evans, Ernestina Shouse and Martha Shirley, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her loving husband of 56 years, Robert E. Taylor, Sr. of Shelbyville; five children, Stacey Taylor, Robert E. Taylor, Jr. (Jerri), and Ida Marie Taylor, all of Shelbyville, Rev. Erika Taylor of Louisville and Jason Taylor (Beverly) of Shelbyville; five siblings, Pauline Evans of Lexington, Barbara Beach (John) of Shelbyville, Faye Russell (Cline) of Louisville, William Evans (Jean) of Versailles and Richard Chambers (Martha) of Louisville; two grandsons, Quentin A. Taylor (Annemarie) and Keshaun Hinton; two great-granddaughters, Clara Taylor and Adeline Taylor and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Webb Funeral Home with a wake 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. The funeral will be livestreamed via Facebook at Webb FH Live and may also be watched live or at any time following the service at the funeral home website.


February 3, 2021

Alumnus Passing - Maureen Bullitt Ashby, Class of 1948

Maureen Bullitt Ashby, 90, formerly of Shelbyville, died Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Magnolia Springs East in Louisville. A native of Shelbyville, she was the daughter of the late Fannie Skinner Bullitt and Ernest Bullitt, Sr. She was a graduate of Lincoln Institute, Class of 1948 and obtained her Associates Degree in nursing from Jefferson Community College. She was an LPN for the former King?s Daughters and Sons Hospital in Shelbyville for 38 years and taught nursing at Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center. She was very involved in her church and her community. She was a 1948 graduate of Lincoln Institute. She was a member of the Shelbyville Chapter and National Lincoln Alumni Association, Amanda Smith Circle and NAACP. She was the former vice president of the Dogwood Trace Homeowners Association. She received the BPW Women?s Achievement Award and Excellence Award from Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center. She was a member of Community Tapestry, working with a part of local black history. She was also an election poll worker for many years. She joined church at Montclair near Simpsonville as a child. She moved to Clay Street Baptist Church as an adult where she taught Sunday School, was a member of the Women?s Bible Class, served as president of the Usher Board, served with the Education Society, church historian for many years, a member of the Finance Committee and President of the Baptist Women?s Education Society.
In addition to her parents, her husband, James Robert ?Bobby? Ashby; one brother, Ernest Bullitt, Jr. and one sister, Mary Catherine Ellis, preceded her in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Robbie A. Coleman of Crestwood and Pamela T. Wade (Clifton) of Penhook, VA; a nephew raised as a son, Rev. Charles Ashby (Debra) of Shelbyville; one brother, Robert Bullitt of Chicago, IL; six grandchildren, Stephen V. Coleman, Jr., Angela Denise Coleman, Bryan Ashby Whitlow (Jennifer), Christopher West Whitlow, Eric Justin Wade and Cary Dupree Wade; ten great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Private funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Monday, February 8, 2021 at Clay Street Baptist Church. While private, the funeral will be livestreamed via Facebook at Webb FH Live. A public walk-through visitation will be held 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday at the church. Rev. Charles Ashby will deliver the eulogy, and Rev. Larry Sykes will officiate. A private family burial will follow at Grove Hill Cemetery. The funeral will be available for viewing later at the funeral home website.


January 21, 2021

Alumnus Passing - Naomi Elizabeth Bayne, Class of 1946

Louisville - Naomi Elizabeth (Taylor) Bayne peacefully departed this life on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the age of 92. Naomi was born the eldest of eight children to Ernest and Emma Taylor on September 12, 1928.

Naomi was a lifelong, faithful member of First Baptist Church of Anchorage where she remained active until her health impeded her participation in church activities. Ever devoted to helping others, she dedicated years to volunteer service. She was an active volunteer with many community agencies including the Salvation Army, the Red Cross, Eastern Area Community Ministries, the Community Action Agency, and Baptist Hospital East. Naomi also served as a volunteer mentor for Jefferson County Public Schools.

Naomi attended the Forest School in Berrytown, Kentucky, Lincoln Institute in Simpsonville, Kentucky, Louisville Municipal College, and Jefferson Community College. She was employed at Central State Hospital where she served as a mental health social worker until her retirement in 1988.

Naomi is preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Boley" Bayne Sr.; eldest son, Robert "Boley" Bayne Jr.; and daughter, Elise D. Bayne. She is also preceded in death by brothers, Raymond Taylor and James Taylor, as well as sisters, Rena Mae Hemphill and Mary Lee Biggers. Naomi will be missed, but left to cherish her memories are her son, Lamont Bayne; sisters, Ernestine Williams, Marlene Muir (Russell), and Gwendolyn Scott (Jerome); grandchildren Calvin "Tim" Bayne and Normeshia Harbin; great-granddaughter, Jonteshia Ellington; great-great-grandson, Kainen Sanderlyn; along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until 12:45 PM on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Anchorage located at 11500 LaGrange Road, Louisville, Kentucky. The funeral service will immediately follow visitation at 1:00 PM. The funeral service will be streamed at'sview.


January 5, 2021

Alumnus Passing - Mary Ann Patterson Booker, Class of 1955

Mary Ann Patterson Booker, 83, Shelbyville, died Monday, January 4, 2021 at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center. A native of Shelbyville, she was the daughter of the late Edward Theodore Patterson, Sr. and Anna Catherine Newton Patterson. She was a graduate of Lincoln Institute. She was retired as a teaching assistant for Southside Elementary School. She was a continually active member of the Clay Street Baptist Church, where she participated in the Noon Bible Study Group, the Spiritual Women ministry group and sang with the choir and as a featured soloist for many years. In her leisure time, she enjoyed bowling on leagues for many years. She also loved to travel. She had visited the Holy Land, Hawaii and the Smokey Mountains many times, taking her grandchildren for annual trips there, and she also enjoyed many cruises over the years.

In addition to her parents, one daughter, Terry Lee Booker, and one brother, Eddie Patterson, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her loving husband of 65 years, James Edward Booker, Sr. of Shelbyville; two sons, Rev. James E. Booker, Jr. (Marsha) of Louisville and Minister Calvin E. "Chuck" Booker (Lavonne) of Atlanta, GA; one sister, Crevella Bell (Rev. Calvin) of Shelbyville; three brothers, Sammy Patterson (Linda) and Larry Patterson, both of Shelbyville and Albert Patterson of Bardstown; four grandchildren, James E. Booker III, Isaac Booker, Joshua Booker and Eric Booker; six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Clay Street Baptist Church with visitation after 11 a.m. Rev. James E. Booker, Jr. will deliver the eulogy, and Rev. Robert M. Marshall, Sr. will officiate. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, where Rev. Larry Sykes will officiate.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Morton-Beckley Funeral Directors. Online condolences may be expressed at


December 7, 2020

Alumnus Passing - Mary Helen Mumphrey

Mary Helen Mumphrey, 95, Shelbyville, died Monday, December 7, 2020 at Hosparus In-Patient Care Center in Louisville following a long illness. A native of Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late James Polk and Mary Henderson Mumphrey. She attended Lincoln Institute. She was a domestic worker for many years, working for former Mayor Jesse Puckett, Bob and Carolyn Walters and Lewis and Jan Mathis, among others. She was a member of The Boy John Rebekah Lodge No. 137 and Amanda Smith Circle of the King?s Daughters and Sons. A very caring individual, she was noted for calling to check on those who were ill and homebound. She was a former member of the Betty DeHaven Baptist Church in Pleasureville, where she was continually active. She was currently a member of New Covenant Church, where she had served as a missionary until her health precluded this activity.
In addition to her parents, one daughter, Rita Mumphrey; four siblings, Prentice Mumphrey, Dorothy Ferguson, Fannie Brown and Hazel Felton; one grandson, Stephen ?Squato? Hunter, Jr. and one great-grandson, Ivan Armstrong-Hunter, preceded her in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Cathleen Hunter and Sheila Crockett, both of Shelbyville; four grandchildren, Stephanie Thomas, Serita Wilson, Leo Ellis and Kim Martinez; nine great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Private funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Webb Funeral Home. Rev. Herbert Johnson will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Attendance is limited to 25 individuals designated by the family. The services will be livestreamed on Facebook at Webb FH Live and on the funeral home website, where it may be viewed live or at any time after the service.


December 8, 2020

Alumnus Passing - Etta Murphy Coleman, Class of 1951

Etta Crittendon ?Mama Etta? Murphy Coleman, 87, Louisville, died Friday, December 4, 2020 at Hosparus In-Patient Care Center following an illness. A native of Shelbyville, she was the daughter of the late George Louis Crittendon and Ethel Mae Dirks Crittendon. She graduated from Lincoln Institute and attended Kentucky State University. She was an educator of special needs children. She was the director of the Dorman Training Center in its infancy, a career that would span 30 years. She was a member of the Board of Directors and Corresponding Secretary for the Shelby County Alumni Chapter of the National Lincoln Institute of Kentucky Alumni Association, Inc., she was the Secretary of the Amanda Smith Circle of the International Order of Kings? Daughters and Sons, a member of the NAACP and the backbone of the former Shelbyville Community Center. She was a long-time associate of both Morton-Beckley Funeral Directors and Webb Funeral Home. Service was her purpose, and she helped many, many individuals throughout her lifetime. She was a devoted member of Canaan Christian Church, where she volunteered in the bookstore and participated in the monthly book club.

In addition to her parents, her husband of 22 years, Rev. Louis H. Coleman, Jr., two sisters, Anna D. Crittendon and Linda Lee Crittenden and one grandson, Will Murphy, preceded her in death.
Survivors include four sons, Stephen Murphy and Don Murphy of Louisville, Michael Murphy (Teresa Barnes) of Shelbyville and Louis Odell Coleman of Louisville; two daughters, Andrea Coleman White and Rachael Curry (Stephen) of Louisville; one brother, Claude E. Crittendon of Shelbyville; ten grandchildren, Reinaldo Murphy, Jamar Mack, Lauren Murphy, Kayla Murphy, Sheree Busby, Tara Tinsley, Letitia Armstrong, Jon Michael Murphy, Torian Murphy and Kendra Brown; six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Private funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, December 11, 2020 at Canaan Christian Church in Louisville. Dr. Walter Malone, Jr. will deliver the eulogy. Private burial at Calvary Cemetery, Shelbyville will follow later. A public Celebration of Life Service will be held later when conditions permit.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Dorman Training Center, P.O. Box 853, Shelbyville, KY 40066-0853. Envelopes will be available at the church or funeral home.

Attendance at the service will be limited to 25 individuals designated by the family. The service may be watched live on Facebook and live or at any later time through a link on the funeral home website.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Morton-Beckley Funeral Directors and Webb Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at


December 6, 2020

Alumnus Passing - Mary Lue (Bradford) Cole, Class of 1947

Mary Lue (Bradford) Cole passed away peacefully at home Thursday,
Thanksgiving morning, November 26, 2020. She was 93 years old.
She was born May 18, 1927 to Isaac and Nora Buford Bradford in Taylorsville, Kentucky and was the last living of 13 siblings: Bessie Corine, Whitaker, Paul Jesse, May Beatrice, Carrie May, Carol Catherine, Freeman Daniel, William Buford, Estelle, Gladys, Verna and E. T. .

She was a graduate of Lincoln Institute and attended Louisville Municipal College where she met the love of her life, Lattimore W. Cole. They raised eight children together and had been married 66 years when he passed November 23, 2014.

Mary Lue was a retiree of GE (Building 1), a devout member and Deaconess of Broadway Temple AME Zion Church, a natural born nurturer and care taker and being raised on a farm was a skilled down home cook of the first order. She is survived by her children, Aaron W. Cole (Hettie), Carolyn Cole Pettus, Allan L. Cole (Ada), Nora M. Cole, Mera E. Cole, Cathy Cole Smith, Talma Cole Collins and Bryan W. Cole (Marland); 21 grandchildren, 16 great grand children and two great great grandchildren.

A public viewing will be held Monday, December 7th from 11:00 a.m.?12:30 p.m. and a private service for the family at 1:00pm at Burnett Avenue Baptist Church, 6800 S Hurstbourne Parkway. Covid mandates will be strictly observed. The service will also be live streamed. A. D. Porter & Sons are entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to Hosparus Health of Louisville or the American Cancer Society.


November 20,2020

Alumnus Passing - Dr. Bernard I. Minnis, Class of 1960

Dr. Bernard Irvin Minnis, Sr. Ed.D. was born in Louisville, KY September 25, 1941 to Albert L. Minnis, II and Ruby Handy Minnis. He spent his formative years on the campus of Lincoln Institute, where his father was a teacher. Dr. Minnis received his B.S. degree from Kentucky State University, his M.A. degree from Western Kentucky University and his doctorate from the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Bernard I. Minnis passed away Friday, November 13, 2020 at his home peacefully with his family present. Dr. Minnis lived his life as a beloved husband, father, grandfather, education professional and artist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Eaves Minnis and brother, Albert L. Minnis, III. He is survived by wife, Woody Jayne and children Danielle Minnis White (Christopher), Bernard I. Minnis, Jr. (Sarah) and Bryant A. Minnis, grandchildren Bernard I. Minnis, III; Micah Christopher, Adeleigh Elizabeth, Cohen Daniel; stepchildren, Dawn Johnson, (Bryan King, Luke Johnson and Del Johnson); Elson (Joshua, Aaron); David Benedict (Sonja and son Degen) and many nieces and nephews.

Professional Life:
Dr. Minnis had more than forty years of experience in the field of education, including experiences in teaching, he taught in the Louisville school system. Dr. Minnis started out in Paducah and came back to Louisville and taught in the Louisville district. He became a co-op coordinator for programs for disadvantaged youth and that program -- the people in Frankfort asked him to come to Frankfort, to be the director of the program. Dr. Minnis became the division director of vocational education. It was in vocational education department in the state Department of Education. Dr. Minnis came back to Louisville for a fellowship program that was going to give him a doctorate and met the superintendent of Jefferson County. Jefferson County and Louisville were separate districts at that time. Dr. Minnis was asked to be the assistant superintendent or associate superintendent for Human and Community Relations and the districts were merged and desegregated. After retiring from JCPS, Dr. Minnis was an assistant professor from the Annsley Frazier Thornton School of Education, Bellarmine University. He taught Ph.D. courses in Learning, Poverty and Social Justice Program and the Principal Preparation/Leadership Programs.

Organizations/Charity Work:
Dr. Minnis was a member of several professional organizations and sat on numerous boards, including being a member of Sigma Pi Phi Psi Boule Fraternity. He is a member of Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors (Lincoln Heritage Council); Louisville Urban League Campaign for African American Achievement Steering Committee; African-American Heritage Council Advising Committee; Louisville Branch of NAACP; Lincoln Foundation Board of Directors; Coalition for the Homeless Board of Directors; National Alliance of Black School Educators.

Leadership Louisville (second class); Leadership South Carolina; Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award from the Boy Scouts of America; Louisville Metro?s 2009 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Award by Mayor Abramson; Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression?s Certificate of Recognition.
The Minnis family expresses their deepest gratitude, acknowledges all expressions of sympathy and acts of kindness extended to them during this time of bereavement.
Special thank you to:
David and Tiffany and Mary Sue and Tommy Armour
Dr. George E. Thornton, Sr.
A.D. Porters and Sons Funeral Home
Magazine Street Seventh Day Adventist Church

In lieu of flowers and to honor Dr. Bernard I. Minnis, Sr. donations to the ?Cecil Ray Scholarship Fund? E.L. Minnis Junior Academy of SDA. c/o Dr. George E. Thornton, Sr.

October 31, 2020

Alumnus Passing - Loreda Marshall Carter, Class of 1950

Loreda M. Carter, 87, passed away Friday, October 30, 2020.
She was a retired employee of the Jefferson Co. Clerk Office.
She was preceded in death by her son, Don Marshall Carter and sister, Clara O'Bannon.

She is survived by her children, Louis Jene Carter, Harry Lee Carter, Scobie C. Newman and Roger Carter; siblings, Thomas E. Marshall, Jr., Donald F. Marshall and Judy Bowen; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10am - 11:30am Friday, November 6, 2020 at A.D. Porter & Sons-Southeast, 4501 Bardstown Rd. Funeral will follow at 11:30am. Entombment will be in Resthaven Mausoleum.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions all services at our facility are limited to 50 people.


October 23, 2020

Alumnus Passing - Helen Jones Stoner, Class of 1964

Helen Jones Stoner, 73, Louisville, died Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Norton Audubon Hospital. A native of Finchville, she was the daughter of the late Juanita Shepherd Jones and Leroy Jones, Sr. She graduated from Lincoln Institute and attended U. of L. She retired following 28 years of service for Kentucky Credit Union League as an administrative assistant. She was currently serving as president of the Amanda Smith Circle of the King?s Daughters and Sons, she previously served as State President of the Kentucky King?s Daughters and Sons and was a member of the State Executive Board for King?s Daughters and Sons, she was a member of NAACP, she had been involved nationally with the Get Out the Vote initiative and helped with Dare to Care through Peace Presbyterian Church. She was an avid UK fan, following both football and basketball. She was a member of Forest Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir, was a member of the Praise Team, helped with Vacation Bible School and the food pantry in addition to many other projects.

Survivors include two daughters, Edwina Stoner of Shelbyville and Charissee Stoner of Louisville; one sister, Jeanne Loving of Shelbyville; one brother, Leroy Jones, Jr. of Louisville; one uncle, E. B. Jones, Sr. of Louisville; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020 at Webb Funeral Home with visitation 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and after 11 a.m. on Friday. Pastor Nathaniel Bishop, Jr. of Forest Baptist Church will deliver the eulogy and Rev. Wayne A. Steele, Sr. of Peace Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Morton-Beckley Funeral Directors. Online condolences may be expressed at


September 24, 2020
Alumnus Passing - Betty D. Perkins Bartlett, Class of 1960

Betty D. Bartlett, Louisville - 78, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020. Mrs. Bartlett was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Marie Perkins; brother, James E. Perkins.

She is survived by her husband, George E. Bartlett; children, Jacqueline D., Sharon R., Anthony D. Bartlett, Ernest Moppins; siblings, Barbara P. Scott, Norma P. Jones; grandchildren, Natasia M. Spencer, Tarik A. Robinson, Ayanna R. Stroud; great-grandson, Jayden R. Wilson; nephew, Kevin Jones (Valerie).

Visitation: 10am-12pm Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Bethel Baptist Church, 3540 Garland Ave., with funeral service to follow at 12 noon. Burial: Green Meadows Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to A.D. Porter & Sons Southeast.


September 18, 2020

Alumnus Passing - James (Jimmy) H. Dow, Class of 1952

James H. "Jimmy" Dow, Sr., 86, passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020.

He was a retired employee at General Electric Co.

He is survived by his children, James H. Dow, Jr., Cathy D. Dow, Cynthia Dow-Weaver, Ellen D. Dow, Michael H. Dow (Janet), Brenda E. Dow, Ronald S. Dow (DeBonna), Gregory A. Dow ( Tonda), Lloyd A. White, Keithtoni Kelly, Peggy Best; siblings, Robert Dow, Warren D. Dow, Mary Jones, Virgina Smith and Diana Dow along with a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Burial: Highland Memory Gardens, Mt. Washington, KY. All services are private.


September 18, 2020

Alumnus Passing - Sallye B. Marshall, Class of 1956

Sallye B. Marshall Louisville - 82, passed away September 4, 2020. She is survived by her children, Abe Marshall, III, Angela Jolley and Sherwood Marshall.

Visitation: 10-12 p.m. Saturday with funeral to follow at 12 p.m. at Baptized Pentecostal Church, 1606 W. Chestnut Street; Arrangements by G.C. Williams Funeral Home


September 5, 2020

National Lincoln Institute Alumni 2020 Scholarship Recipents

National Lincoln Institute Alumni President, Judith T. Cunningham has announced the recipients of the National Lincoln Institute Alumni Associations 2020 scholarships. The scholarships in the amount of $2000 each were selected by the Scholarship Committee led by Estelle Marshall and her committee of volunteers.

1. Darian Bell University of Louisville
2. Brandon Jones Indiana Technical College
3. Alan Liggin University of Louisville
4. Efrain Rosales University of Louisville
5. Lynan Russell University of the Cumberland's
6. Augusta Tugbe University of Louisville
7. Mark Walter Jefferson Community Technical College

In this challenging year of dealing with the pandemic, let us salute all the scholarship recipients of this prestigious scholarship and pray for their continued success.


August 11, 2020

Alumnus Passing, Freddie L. Skinner, Class of 1960

Harry Lee Skinner, 77, Frankfort, died Saturday, August 8, 2020 at U. of L. Jewish Hospital in Louisville following a long illness. A native of Louisville, he was the oldest son of the late Scott Skinner and Henrietta Roberts Skinner, born on Tuesday, November 10, 1942.

Harry was a very independent young man, who left home at age 18 and settled in Frankfort, Kentucky. He began his working life as a cafeteria worker at Kentucky State College.

He later became a lab assistant at the Department of Lab Services. He was in charge of examining animals, especially bats for rabies. Harry moved from that position to a general chemistry lab assistant. His last position was as a chemist for Radiation Section. There, he analyzed samples from Maxey Flats and the gaseous diffusion plant in Paducah. Harry retired from this position as a chemist in 1996 following 36 years of service with the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

In 1970, Harry married Zenobia Middleton of Indianapolis, Indiana. This union was blessed with a son, Sharrif Diyon and a daughter, Aiesha Cantrice. He enjoyed taking the children fishing and attending athletic games, supporting the children.
Harry was baptized in Jesus' name and filled with the Holy Ghost in December 1979 at Zion Tabernacle of the Apostolic Faith under the pastorate of Elder Richard H. Owens. He became a faithful deacon and teacher. Under the pastorate of then Elder Robert Manley, Jr., he headed up the Van Ministry for Greater Zion Tabernacle of the Apostolic Faith, faithfully picking up children and adults for services. Whatever Deacon Skinner could do to support and promote the ministry, he did quietly and without fanfare.

Later, after the ministry moved from 340 Warsaw Street and became Bethesda Temple Church of the Living God under the pastorate of Bishop Robert Manley, Jr., Deacon Skinner faithfully continued executing his duties. He was always a man of great strength, wisdom and gentleness. He will be missed by all who knew him.In addition to his parents, one brother, Bobby Skinner, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Zenobia Middleton Skinner of Frankfort; his son, Sharrif Diyon Skinner (Fatimah Salat, significant other) of Frankfort; his daughter, Aiesha Cantrice Skinner (Sammy Curtis, significant other) of Chicago, IL; three brothers, Michael Skinner, George Skinner (Geraldine) and Gary Skinner, all of Louisville; his sister, Doris Skinner of Louisvill

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I'm a native of New Liberty, Kentucky, however after the death of my parents, I went ot live with my sister in New Castle, Kentucky during the summer while I spent most of the year at Lincoln. After graduation in June 1953, I entered the Army and served for two (2) years, while in the army I met and married Florence Palmer, if God allows we will celcbrate our 54th anniversary on December 18, 2008. We are both currently busy with our church Allen Temple AME. Personally, I wish to say thanks to each of you for your prayers and cooperation during my tenure as National President. It was a most humbling experience and it was my honor to serve.

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