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Donald Ray “Donnie” Lawson, age 66

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017


Donald Ray “Donnie” Lawson, age 66, of Campbellsville died on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at his home after an illness.

Donnie was born in Campbellsville on September 7, 1950, the son of the late William Thomas “Bud” and Edith Mae Walters Lawson.    Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Mike Lawson.       He faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army in Viet Nam and after an honorable discharge, he worked for Coco-Cola Bottling Company as a route deliveryman until his retirement.     In his spare time, you would find him, coaching Little League, fishing or enjoying sports, especially NASCAR.

He married Erlene DeWitt who survives.  To this union was born one son, Brad Lawson and his wife Misty, and their two daughters, Brooke and Baileigh Lawson of Mayfield, KY.    Also surviving are his brothers, William “Buster” Lawson and his wife Linda of Lebanon Junction, Steve Lawson and his wife Lesa, a sister, Vicki Young and her husband Danny, and a sister-in-law Cathy Lawson, all of Campbellsville.

There will be a graveside service with full military honors by the Marion County Retired Veterans Honor Guard at Lebanon National Cemetery for Donnie Lawson at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.  The family request visitation prior to the service at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Donations are requested to be to the Marion County Retired Veterans Honor Guard and may be made at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

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Louis H. Shipp

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017

Louis H. Shipp of Campbellsville, son of the late Odgen Shipp and Ruby L. Young Carter, was born May 4, 1930, in Taylor County, Kentucky. He died at 12:02 P.M., Friday, June 23, 2017, in Campbellsville. Age: 87
He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
He was a veteran of Korean Conflict having served his country honorably in the United States Navy. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Service Ribbon with Four Stars.
Louis retired from TGT after more than thirty-seven years’ service.
He was a member of the Pitman Mason Lodge #124 F & AM.
He united in marriage to Peggy Noel and she preceded him in death November 18, 2001.
He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Jim Bailey of Lexington; one grandson, Dusty Bailey and wife, Melissa of Lexington; two great-grandchildren: Emerson Bailey and Riley Bailey of Lexington; one sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Dr. Harold Wilkerson of Campbellsville; two aunts: Virginia Smith of Campbellsville and Jean Dyer of Florida; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jimmie Shipp May 5, 1965.

VISITATION: 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 4:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by J.D. Shipp
ENTOMBMENT: Brookside Mausoleum

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William “Bill” Milby, 75

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017

William “Bill” Edward Milby, 75, passed away June 22, 2017 at his home in Louisville.
Bill served in the US Army and a veteran of the Viet Nam War, a Mason of Highland Park Lodge #865, a rep for UAW Union #862 at Ford Motor Co (KTP), and an avid U of L fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Lottie Milby and his sister, DeLora Jean Skaggs.
Bill is survived by his wife, Norma Jean of Louisville.
Hhis children, Bill Milby, Sherry Milby, Vickie Firkins, Joey Saho (Kathy), Tamera Hill, David Hill (Debra), Jeff Hill (Christa) and Chris Hill.
His siblings, Donnie Milby (Linda) of Campbellsville, Janice Wooldridge of Louisville, Linda “Cissy” Vibert (Ronnie) of Louisville and Debbie Zgliczynski (Conrad) pf Texas and his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren that kept him young at heart.
A special appreciation to Hosparus, Tammy Thompson, Dave Miller and Salina Rosalez, for the love and care provided to Bill.
Visitation is Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 3pm to 8pm at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Road, Louisville.
A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at the funeral home on Monday, June 26, 2017, at 12pm followed by entombment at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Memorial Gifts to American Cancer Society are appreciated. Arrangements under the direction of Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, Louisville, KY.
For more information, concerning this obituary, please contact the L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville.

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