Fannie Lee Downing
UNDERWOOD, Ind. – Fannie Lee Downing, 87, of Underwood, Ind., died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at the Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg, Ind.
She was born on Jan. 20, 1925, in Hiseville, the daughter of the late Sam and Lucy (Scott) Holley. Fannie was married on May 15, 1948, to Harry E. Downing, who preceded her in death on July 22, 2012. She was a private duty Licensed Practical Nurse for homebound individuals, a member of Solid Rock Community Church and Moose Family Center # 2324.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Jill Ann Forsythe; five brothers, Gene, Bill, Clifton, Frank and Joe Holley; and three sisters, Annie Branstetter, Elsie Philyaw and an infant sister.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda I. Martin, and her husband Delano, of Jeffersonville, Ind., and Carolyn S. Zelesky, and her husband Norman, of Louisville; a son, Harry Michael Downing, and his wife Cynthia, of Oceanside, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Ind. with Pastor Mike Shuler officiating. Visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. EST, Thursday at Neal Cemetery in Flippin, Kentucky.
Brian James Gilbert
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Brian James Gilbert, 42, passed away at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tenn, on Sept. 22, 2012, after a brief illness.
A long-time resident of Plymouth, Ind., Brian had moved to Glasgow, to pursue his career as a jazz and big band trombonist. Well known in music circles for his extremely high range and bold sound, Brian played in the Marshall County Church Orchestra (Indiana) and the Barren County Community Band, as well as in numerous other ensembles. After graduating from Plymouth High School in 1988, having played in the PHS Band and Advanced Jazz Ensemble, Brian moved on to become the principal trombonist at the University of Indianapolis.
Brian is preceded in death by his father, Bernard James Gilbert, and his mother, Gloria Jean Gilbert, both of Plymouth, Ind.
Memorial services will be conducted at Glasgow Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m.
LOUISVILLE – Loretta Henry, 71, of Louisville, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Jewish Southwest Hospital.
She was a daughter of the late Raymond and Flossie Crain Philpott and the wife of the late John A. Henry.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Sego Funeral Home with burial in Center Point Cemetery. Visitation is in progress at the funeral home and will continue after 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Wilbur Lee Pursley
GLASGOW – Wilbur Lee Pursley, 84, of Glasgow, passed away Sunday, Oct.14, 2012, at his residence.
He was born in Barren County, on Dec. 23, 1927, to the late Mark Burch Pursley and Tippie Lillian Stout Pursley.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nora Francis Morgan Pursley; two sons, Harold Pursley and wife Wanda, of Haywood, and Darold Pursley, and wife Jennifer, of Glasgow; two grandsons, Quentin Pursley and wife Lindsey, of North Carolina, and Stuart Pursley, of Haywood; three sisters, Margaret Crabtree, of Haywood, Mildred Cheanult, of Little Rock, Ark., and Lillian Doyel, of Glasgow; several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William “Bill” Pursley.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Bowles Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at A.F. Crow and Son Funeral Home.
Alternate expressions of sympathy can be made in the form of memorial contributions to the funeral home to help with final expenses.