Obituaries

Adams, Charles “Chuck” Eugene

Charles “Chuck” Eugene Adams, 75, of Louisville Kentucky passed away on August 23, 2017.

He was born on June 4, 1942 to parents Edward and Emma Adams. Chuck graduated from Ahrens Trade School, and then served four years in the U. S. Army. Chuck retired as a Kentucky State employee after 30 plus years of service. He was a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church in Anchorage, Kentucky for the past 50 years.

Survivors include wife Josie Adams; children Jonathon (Iola) Dow, Douglas (Sandi) Dow, Jacqueline Dow, Elcapatola Parks, Anthony Adams and Reginald Tillman; sisters Maxie Dotson and Rita (Rev. Chester) Smith; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Anchorage (11500 La Grange Rd, Louisville, KY 40223) on Wednesday August 30, 2017.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hosparus of Louisville.

To leave a special message for the family please visit newcomerkentuckiana.com.

Brasch, John Thomas

John Thomas Brasch, 69, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

He was a 1966 graduate of Trinity High School and a 1971 graduate of the UofL Speed School of Engineering. John was the former owner of Brasch Constructors (formerly Brasch-Barry General Contractors).

John was a member of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, serving as a past chapter president and domain director. He was a lifelong Cardinal fan, a former ULA Board Director, a member of the Speed Foundation Board, Bellarmine Board of Overseers, and past president of the American Building Contractors of Kentuckiana. He was also on the Board of Directors of the Louisville Ballet and the Main Street Association.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Betty Brasch.

He is survived by his beloved wife Susan Nichols Brasch; his twin brother Bill (Pat); his daughters Kristy Schmitt (Doug), Kristin Birkhold (Kevin Coleman) and Kelly Birkhold; his grandchildren Addie, Cannon and Walker Schmitt and James Coleman. He is also survived by his nephew and godson Will Brasch and a host of extended family and friends.

A Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2017 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 3345 Lexington Road with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was held 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 27 at Ratterman Funeral Home, 3711 Lexington Road “in St. Matthews.”

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to Trinity High School Scholarship Fund or Phi Kappa Tau House Fund at the University of Louisville.

Drane, Evelyn Campbell

Evelyn Campbell Drane, 90, of Louisville, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 at Brookdale Blankenbaker.

Evelyn received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville’s School of Music, with majors in Voice and Piano. She was the soloist in many Louisville churches and sang in the Quartet of “Songs of Faith” at WHAS-TV for seven years. She was also a former member of the Louisville Bach Society.

Evelyn taught piano for many years and was privileged to be the pianist at Southeast Christian Church for a number of years where she was also a member since 1982. Music was a very meaningful part of her life.

She was preceded in death by a son, David N. Drane. She is survived by her son Robert C. Drane (Kathy); granddaughters, Jessica Galvin (Connor) and Olla Drane; great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Layla Galvin.

Her service was held at 1 p.m., Monday, August 28 at Southeast Christian Church, 920 Blankenbaker Rd. Visitation was held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hopeful Hearts Foundation, P.O. Box 437015, Louisville, KY 40253

Highlands Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Fairleigh, Dr. Henry Tyler

Dr. Henry Tyler Fairleigh, 97, passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017. Son of James Franklin and Anne Tyler Fairleigh. Born November 24, 1919 in Louisville, he was a graduate of Male High School and served in WWII in the Army Air Corps. He graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.

His first veterinary clinic was in St. Matthews, he later opened three additional hospitals and Louisville’s first 24-hour animal hospital. For over 40 years he treated dogs, cats and just about every creature under the sun. His wife Jean and he were especially fond of Boxers and one or two were always members of the family.

Henry had distinct zest for life that manifested itself in his love for travel and friendly inquisitiveness towards people, both clients and others. Jean and he traveled extensively, visiting countries encompassing all seven continents. They developed many friendships in England, where they had a home for many years. They wintered in Florida at their home in Naples.

Henry was a long time UofL fan, traveling to support the teams over the years. He split his loyalty with his alma mater, Auburn University.

Henry was active in a variety of organizations. Over his lifetime he served as Vice President of the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association and President of the Greater Louisville Veterinary Medical Association. He was Chair of the Kentucky Humane Society, a board member of The Episcopal Church Home and Chair of the Vestry of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. He was member of the Louisville Boat Club, Pendennis Club, RAC Club of England and Rotary Club. The family is especially grateful for the special relationship Henry had with Shirley Lowry, whose companionship helped him enjoy his last year fully. She has become part of the family.

He is survived by Henry Tyler Fairleigh Jr. (Barbara), Joe L. Fairleigh (Amy Brennenstuhl) and Dr. David E. Fairleigh (Vicki); grandchildren David Tyler Fairleigh, Elizabeth Grayce Fairleigh and Henry Tyler Fairleigh III; nephews Dr. James Fairleigh, Dr. Morton Fairleigh (Sandy) and Fairleigh Brooks (Lisa); niece Marian Fister (David); great nephew Tyler Stallings; great nieces, Caroline Brooks and Kellie Stokes and many others.

Henry was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Jean House Fairleigh, his sister Marian Lewis Fairleigh, his brother James Franklin Fairleigh, Jr., and sister Anne Tyler Brooks.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 29, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2822 Frankfort Avenue with burial following at Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held on Monday, August 28 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pearson Funeral Home, 149 Breckinridge Lane.

Please leave condolences for the family at pearsonsfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to Harbor House.

Fleig, Betty June (Walker)

Betty June (Walker) Fleig, 87, passed away with peace and the joy of faith and family on August 27, 2017.

Betty was born on December 14, 1929 in Vidalia, Georgia. to the late Cecil and Gladys Walker. She loved to read and travel and was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, at which she was very active for many years. She worked at Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital and JCPS and was active in the Owen Funeral Home grief group.

Along with her parents, she is predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Albert Edward Fleig Jr., sisters and brothers-in-law Cecilia Lock (Woodrow Lock) and Louise Evans (Wilbert Evans) both of Barbourville, Kentucky.

She was the beloved mother of Alexandria C. Wilson and husband Glenn; Albert E. Fleig III and wife Maura and Alicia J. Breen. She was the cherished grandmother of Aaron E. Wilson and wife Wendy; Shanda M. Forish and husband Darren; Albert E. Fleig IV and wife Kelly; Elizabeth Fleig and Adam Wood and Joseph Fleig. She was the proud great grandmother of Taylor Wilson, Aiden Wilson, Karol Ella Forish, Lily Wilson, Scott Forish, Mia Wilson, Rosanna Wood and Emerson Fleig.

She was a loving “aunt” to Steve (Kathy) Evans, John (Joyce) Lock, Donna Elizabeth Evans Williams, Roger (Teresia) Evans and Danny Ray (Deelee) Lock.

Betty is also survived by many other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Highway. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with burial following immediately after the service in Bethany Cemetery.

Contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to Hosparus or JDRF. To leave a special message for the family, please visit owenfuneralhome.com

MARSHALL, JOSEPH ANTHONY

Joseph Anthony Marshall, 57, entered into rest on Thursday, August 24, 2017. He is preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Ann Evans. He was employed by Walden Security. Joe was a member of Suburban Masonic Lodge 740 where he was the past Master and was serving as the current secretary. He also belonged to Suburban Social Club, Suburban Hall Association and Southern Star OES. He is survived by his brothers, Bob Marshall and Bill Marshall and several nieces and nephews. His memorial service was held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Suburban Masonic Lodge, 3901 S. 3rd Street. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kosair Charities. Cremation was chosen. Advantage Funeral Home – Hardy Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.

Seargeant, Mary E.

Mary E. Seargeant, 74, passed away August 16, 2017. She was a member of Greater Friendship Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her two daughters, Tiandra Seargeant and Monica Yvette Anderson. She is survived by her two daughters, Kimberly Hampton and Kassia Poindexter; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at G. C. Williams with burial in Louisville Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.