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May 1, 2022

Alumnus Passing - Bessie Ann Davis, Class of 1959

Bessie Ann Davis was born December 1, 1941 to the union of the late Clarence and Katie Murphy Davis in Finchville, Kentucky. She was called to the home of her Heavenly Father on May 1, 2022 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Bessie was a member of First Harmony Worship Center and also attended Allen's Chapel United Methodist Church. She was retired from Roses and Goody's.

Bessie was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Gladys Spurlock, Sarah "Lill" Cochran, Ruth Jean Davis Lewis and four brothers, Joseph Stewart, Clarence "Butch" Davis, Omer Davis, John Davis and her grandson, Lenix Stanciel.

She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Kevin Davis (Kyla) of Bagdad; her daughter, Sherrice Davis of Louisville; two brothers, Wilbur Davis (Florence) of Bagdad, Bobby Davis (Darlene) of Shelbyville; her sisters in law, Renee Davis of Bagdad, Barbara Stewart of Finchville and Cathy Davis of Shelbyville; her grandchildren, Brandon, Bryson, Michael, Bradley, Khi'Laya, Haizyl, Talia, Zoie and her great granddaughter, Jaidyn.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, May 5, 2022 at the Shannon Funeral Home with Rev. Don Burley officiating. Visitation will be after 12:00 P.M. until time of service. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to National Kidney Foundation.
Published by The Sentinel-News from May 3 to May 13, 2022.


May 2, 2022

Alumnus Passing - Judy (Winburn) Stephenson, Class of 1960

Judy Lavonne Stephenson (Winburn), age 80, of La Grange, Kentucky departed to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 12, 2022.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Northside Church of Christ, 2510 E. 10th Street, Jeffersonville, IN, with burial to follow at Eastern Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 AM to 12 PM on Tuesday at the church.

Mrs. Stephenson was a graduate of Lincoln Institute, in Simpsonville, Kentucky, and in her youth, she was employed as a telephone operator at Southwestern Bell, in San Antonio, Texas.

For 62 years, Mrs. Stephenson was the best friend, and cherished wife of Mr. John H. Stephenson, 1st Master Sergeant of the US Air Force. As a military wife, Mrs. Stephenson traveled extensively, and made lifelong friends in dozens of countries, on 5 different continents.
Mrs. Stephenson will be remembered for her selflessness, her sense of humor, and her immense love for her family and friends.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Stephenson is survived by her 4 children: Hope, John Jr., Diedre, and Nikki. She was predeceased by her mother, Virginia E. Harris; and stepfather, Frank Robert Sherley.


April 25, 2022

National Lincoln Institute Alumni Association 2022 Scholarship Winners

On April 9, 2022, the National Lincoln Institute Alumni Association scholarship committee led by Chairperson Estelle Marshall revealed the names of 6 deserving scholarship winners. The scholarships are valued at $2000 each. The recipients names are below.

Jaiden Cunningham
Berea College

Curtis L Banks III
University of Louisville
Business Management

Zyan Paris
University of Kentucky
Civil Engineering

Brianna Doggett
University of Louisville
Finance Mgt. / Agriculture

Jaylynn Marshall
Morehead University
Early Childhood Education

Amos Searcy
University of Louisville
Music & Media / Business Administration

Let's congratulate all these deserving young people and their respective families.


April 18, 2022

Alumnus Passing - Camille Laverne Hill, Class of 1962

Camille LaVerne Hill, daughter of the late Verne Wesley and Katherine E. Wesley, was born November 16, 1944 in Cincinnati, Ohio and departed this life in Indianapolis on April 14, 2022. She attended high school at Lincoln Institute, in Lincoln Ridge, Kentucky. She then went on to attend Knoxville College, in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more than 30 years, Camille worked for the United States Postal Service in Cincinnati, until her retirement.

Camille accepted Christ as a teenager at Wherman Avenue Christian Church which became United Christian Church (now The Body of Christ Christian Church) in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a dedicated member and served as a Deaconess, Elder, and original member of the Creative Gospel Ensemble. Camille also sung in various groups including Voices of Praise and Phil Brown's, God's Earth With Love (GEWL). She continued her passion for serving the Lord when she moved to Indianapolis, Indiana and joined Light of the World Christian Church, becoming an Elder, serving on the Bishop TGB Senior Living Board, and once again, using her melodic and anointed alto voice to give God praise in the Voices of Light and the Golden Light choirs.

Camille was married to Willie Hill Jr., and their family included three children, sons, Byron and Willie III, and daughter, Monic. In the words of one of her children, Mom lived a simple life, but was well loved, which was shown by the number of life-long friends dating back to her days at Lincoln Institute, until present. This includes a wealth of friends in Cincinnati, in addition to those from United Christian Church where she was lovingly nicknamed "Star" for her anointed singing and compassionate spirit, and the precious relationships she created with many at Light of the World Christian Church in Indianapolis. But if you knew her, whether as Cousin, Elder, Sister-Friend, or Momma Camille, you know she touched lives everywhere the Lord placed her and far beyond. Her sweet smile moved many hearts and her baked goods warmed the soul.

Camille's spirit continues in her three children, Byron Keith (Twanya) Hill, Willie (Janet) Hill, III, Monic Renee Hill, grandchildren, Alexander Chase Hill, Miles Christian (Lucie) Hill, Nailah Ayanna Hill, Niara Safi Hill, Brice Colby Hill, and Rais Zende Hill, and a host of cousins and friends who love her dearly and will continue to cherish her legacy.

Visitation will be 2:00 PM until 4:00 pm, Services will be held APR 21. 4:00 PM (ET)
Light Of The World Christian Church
4646 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46228


March 26, 2022

Alumnus Passing - Herbert Dorsey, Class of 1953 and his sister Anita Dorsey, Class of 1956

Herbert and Anita Dorsey

Herbert Lee Dorsey, 89, died March 10, 2022. His sister Anita Dorsey, 83, died four days later on March 14, 2022. Both were preceded in death by their parents, Worden Dorsey, Jr. and Clarabelle Lyons Dorsey, and a sister, Worda Dorsey Harris. Herbert was also preceded in death by daughters, Ina Coleman, Tonya McKenzie, infant Clarissa Dorsey and grandson, David Kiphart.

Herbert is survived by his wife Mary Catherine Sangester Dorsey, four daughters, two sons, eleven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Anita and Herbert are survived by one brother, Roulin Dorsey, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The joint memorial service for Herbert Lee Dorsey and Anita L. Dorsey will be held:

Saturday, April 9, 2022
1:00 - 5:00 PM at
The Denison Louisville
4205 Cane Run Rd
Louisville, Ky 40216

The memorial service will be followed by a repast.

All monetary donations should be sent to:

Deborah Williams
4601 Lincoln Rd
Louisville, KY 40220

All floral donations should be sent directly to The Denison venue on April 9th between 10:00 am - 12 pm or prior to the service date to:

Carla Dorsey
4314 Bank St
Louisville, KY 40212



Recently we had 3 deaths reported and I have not been able to secure an obituary or news reported death for these three individuals. Any assistance you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

The three I have not been able to confirm are as follows:

1) Herbert Dorsey
2) Anita Dorsey
3) Clarence Hall

Feel free to send me an email at or phone at 859-621-9342. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Gary Brown


March 10,2022

Alumnus Passing - Claude R. Garnett, Class of 1952

Claude R.Garnett 87, went to eternal rest on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at Robley VA Medical Center.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday, March 11, 2022, at St. Stephen Church, 1018 South 15th Street in Louisville.

Visitations with Family and Friends Friday at the church. Burial will
be in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff, KY.


March 3, 2022

Alumnus Passing - Wanda Warren Brown, Class of 1958

Sunrise: October 6, 1940, Shelbyville, Kentucky
Sunset: February 24, 2022, Louisville, Kentucky

Wanda W. Brown retired from the Louisville Metro Government/Solid Waste Management Department. She was preceded in death by her son, Stephen D. Brown, her sister Jeanette Swain and parents Anna E. Boone and Edward D. Warren.

She is survived by her daughter Sandra Brown-Ore (Brady), son Tori Brown and granddaughter, Taylor E Brown. Her surviving sisters are Vivian W. Overall, Barbara W. Whyte, Joan Bradley, Jennifer Tinsley, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Her services will be held Saturday, March 5th at Burnett Ave Baptist Church, 6800 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy. Visitation is from 10-11 a.m. and public funeral services immediately following at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in her name to the following:

The Lincoln Foundation
4322 Bishop Lane
Louisville, KY 40218

The Healing Place
1503 15th Street
Louisville, KY 40210

Missionary Ministry of Burnette Avenue Baptist Church
6800 S. Hurstbourne Parkway
Louisville, KY 40291 ***


February 23, 2022

Alumnus Passing - Flora Mack Knight Mumphrey, Class of 1960

Flora A. Mack Knight Mumphrey

Louisville - Flora A. Mack Knight Mumphrey, 79, passed away on February 17, 2022. A career cosmetologist, she was preceded in death by her parents, Andy and Maria Mack; siblings, Samuel, Andy Jr., Carolyn, Noah Sr, and Jeanette; great-grandchild, Zyan Brown; and sisters-in-Law, Florenda Turner Mack and Terri Beckett Mack.

Flora is survived by and will be eternally in the hearts of her loving husband, Rudolph Mumphrey; children, Leslie Lacy, Anita McGruder, and Thomas (Thelma) Williams, Jr.; devoted foster son, Charles (Yolanda) Smith, Sr; 24 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; siblings, William (Estella), Lester (Janice), Bush Mack, and Linda Mack Judkins; sisters-in-law, Beatrice Mack, and Dolfreda Mack; bonus children, Regina, Gary (Lana) and Lonnie Mumphrey, Thosha Knight Watkins, and Derrick and Matthew Knight.

Services will be Saturday, February 26, 2022 with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. with funeral service to follow at 12 noon at Burnett Avenue Baptist Church, 6800 S. Hurstborne Pkwy. Interment will be in Louisville Cemetery. Arrangements by Rodgers-Awkard & Lyons,

Published in The Courier-Journal


February 21, 2022

National Lincoln Institute Alumni Association Spring Meeting

The first meeting of the year for the national alumni membership will be held on the second Saturday in April; April 9, 2022 at 10:00 AM.
The meeting will be hosted by the Shelbyville Alumni Chapter to be held at St John's Methodist Church, 212 Martin Luther King Jr St
Shelbyville, KY 40065. The church phone number is 502 647-1800.

Additional information will be forthcoming.


February 5, 2022

Edward Leonard Orlando Calbert, Class of 1958

Edward Leonard Orlando Calbert, "Leonard" 80, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on January 29, 2022.

Leonard was born on July 29, 1941, in Louisville, KY to the late Fulton and Lula Bernice Calbert. Leonard is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 45 years, Mattie Roberts Calbert; children Sharon (Curt), Karen, Lisa and Chris (Marina); grandchildren Davida, Deandrea, Curt Jr., Kendrick, Christopher II, Kieran, Krichelle and Mikyla; great-grandchildren Niveya, Kyler, & Maya; siblings, Latacha Brewer, Robert Calbert (Marilyn), Patricia Hatchett, Clara Wordlow (Ron Lee), Ronnie Dow (Debonna), Glenn Calbert, Andre Calbert (Tonya) and Crystal Calbert; and a host of nieces and nephews and other loving family members. He was preceded in death by his brothers William ?Bill? Calbert, Artie Calbert and Randall Calbert.

Leonard enjoyed traveling, camping, piddling and spending time with family. He was a constant presence in the life of his children and enjoyed sharing his love of life and the outdoors with his grandchildren. Leonard always found humor in a situation and kept his family laughing all the time. As a loyal and present servant of God, Leonard taught Sunday school at his church, St. Luke Baptist Church, until his health began to fail.

He received his undergraduate degree from Kentucky State University and his Masters Degree from Western Kentucky University. He began his career in education with Jefferson County Public Schools where he was a teacher and counselor for 28 years until his retirement in 1991. He had a passion for seeing children reach their full potential and that was demonstrated by his continued commitment to educating the youth in our community through his part-time work with JCPS even after retirement.

Leonard is also survived by the many great friends he met throughout his life: childhood, college, and his career.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 8th at 11:00 am at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals, and Receptions, East Louisville Chapel (235 Juneau Drive) with the funeral immediately following at 12:00 pm. Burial to follow in Berrytown Cemetery.


February 1, 2022

George John Armstrong Jr., Class of 1956

George John Armstrong Jr. "Brother" of Eminence passed away on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022 at Richwood Nursing facility. George Jr. was the son of the late George Lee Armstrong and Lorena (Crawford) Armstrong. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Hortense (Cunningham) Armstrong; a daughter, Lyla (Malone) Armstrong; a son, Gerald Armstrong; and three sisters, Louise Nichols, Patricia Whitney and Gloria Armstrong.

George graduated from Lincoln Institute in Simpsonville where he met the love of his life, Hortense. He was a veteran of the United States Army where he served for four years with 16 months being in Korea. George retired from Fischer's packing company after 35 years. He also worked for the Henry County School system after retirement for two years. He was the treasurer for the First Baptist Church for 30+ years and the first African American elected to the Eminence School Board where he served for 12 years. He loved to fish, hunt and travel.

He enjoyed his cars and working on them as well. His family was his pride and joy, spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. George is survived by his sisters: Adalien "Addie" Hayden of Pleasureville, Elizabeth "Libby" Mullins of Campbellsburg, Margaret (Frank) Goodloe of New Castle, Geraldine Armstrong of Georgetown and Gracie Mae Blackburn of Eminence; one brother: William "Bill" (Marla) Harrison Armstrong; children: George J. (Lee Ann) Armstrong III of Eminence, Vanessa (Craig) Stevenson and Charita Armstrong, all of Louisville and Tamara Aguilar of Pleasureville; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Honorary Pallbearers are Byron Armstrong, Torian "TJ" Murphy, Sydney Armstrong, Sean Armstrong, Shane Armstrong, Shelby Armstrong and Lynn Rison. Active Pallbearers are Josiah Montero, Elijah Armstrong, Tristan Armstrong, Presley Armstrong, Quincy Chambers and Jalyn Chambers.

Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Charles Duncan of First Baptist Church, Eminence. Burial will follow in Eminence Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time on Friday at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.

Published by Henry County Local from Feb. 2 to Feb. 9, 2022.


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.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at


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.


December 10, 2021

Alumnus Passing - Clarence Woodson Hall Jr, Class of 1956

Clarence Woodson Hall Jr. was born October 30, 1938, in Harrodsburg, Kentucky to the late Clarence Woodson Senior and Jessie Evelyn Thomas Hall. Clarence was the youngest of 2 children.

Clarence was a proud graduate from Lincoln Institute (High School) in Simpsonville, KY in 1957. Clarence attended Kentucky State College for 1 year in Frankfort, KY, and soon entered the United States Army. Upon an honorable discharge, he attended Knoxville College in Knoxville, TN where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1966.

Following graduation Clarence moved to Gary, Indiana to be closer to his sister Margaret Ballard Hall. Clarence joined St. Timothy Community Church and was an active member of the October Birthday Club.

Clarence entered eternal life on December 7 at Methodist Hospital Northlake following several health challenges. He is preceded in death by his parents and loving sister. He leaves to cherish wonderful memories of his signature laugh and wit: daughter Gabrielle (Darnell) Fentress of Gary, Indiana, stepdaughter Danyele (James) Davis of Gary, Indiana; grandchildren -- Dynasty, Geovani, Areanna, Armon Fentress and Ciara A. Davis; Cousins -- Joy Carolyn Thomas of Gary, Indiana, Elizbeth Shannon of Harrodsburg, KY; The Ballard Family -- Carolyn Ballard, Richard (Gloria) Ballard, Dana and Ashley of Chicago, IL; and Bridget Koeniy of Houston, TX. Thomas Cummins and Leonard (Mary Jane) Cummins of Portland, Maine; extended family Rachel S. Cooper, Gary, IN, Ernita Cooper of Chicago, IL and Tyra Cooper of Gary, IN; and a host of other family, friends and classmates.

Visitation Monday, December 13, 2021, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel 2959 West 11th Avenue. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park

Guy and Allen Funeral Directors, Gary, IN
Published by Post-Tribune on Dec. 12, 2021


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

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Shelbyville, Kentucky 40065

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Shady Lawn Cemetery
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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., F

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