Obituaries

Ables, Flo Ann (Blackburn)

Flo Ann (Blackburn) Ables, 82, went to her heavenly home on Friday, May 18, 2018. She was born February 5, 1936 in Pike County, Kentucky, to the late Paris and Thelma (Spradling) Blackburn. She was predeceased by her husband of 41 years, Dewey Ables; sister, Claire Maynard; and brothers, Ray Blackburn and Billy Blackburn.

Flo is survived by her daughters, Cynde Lipke (Marty) and Connie Ables-Rigsbee (Chip); son, Kevin Ables (Margean); seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two sisters and two brothers; and many nephews and nieces who will miss her dearly.

She was a loving and caring mother, grandma and friend who loved the Lord, her family and people. She was always happiest when she had visitors sitting around the table sharing stories.

Visitation was held 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 23, 2018, all at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra, Indiana, with burial following at Galena Cemetery.

Daniels Sr., Rev. Dr. C. Mackey

The Rev. Dr. C. Mackey Daniels, pastor of the West Chestnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville for over 40 years, peacefully made his transition from grace to glory on Sunday, May 13, 2018. Rev. Daniels was the former vice chair of JCPS, first black arbitrator to the courts of Jefferson County, Kentucky Bar Association, a Kentucky Colonel and former president of PNBC, Inc.

He leaves to carry on his legacy one daughter, DeAnna; four sons, Charles Mackey, Aldrin, Reuben and Zebadiah; and three grandchildren.

Visitation was held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at West Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 1725 W. Chestnut St.

Funeral was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the church with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery.

Erhard, Michael Lloyd

Michael Lloyd Ernhard, 75, born in Wellington, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Michael was born October 8, 1942 to Lloyd and Lucille Erhard.

Mike took pride in his Allied Fence Company, where he worked beside his dad and brother, Lloyd E. Erhard and Rodger D. Erhard.

Mike stayed active with his poker group. Those games of poker were his therapy amongst brothers.

Mike was a Vietnam veteran. He proudly served and it forever changed his life and the lives of those he loved.

Mike’s pride and joy was his family. He has been married to Helen Carol Erhard for over 48 years. He is also survived by daughters, Kimberly Wolf  (Michael) and Jennifer Erhard; grandchildren, Kyle Thompson (Cortney), Mallory Thompson (Matt), Meagan Wolf and Allison and Zach Kerr; loving family members, Julie Simons (Myron), Rodger Erhard (Mary Jo), Regina Coleman (Harry), Kay Raley (Scott) and Jay Shaw (June); and stepmother, Nell Erhard.

An open house in Mike’s memory was held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cornerstone Cottage, 3799 Bardstown Road.

Gibson, Marilyn Jean

Marilyn Jean Gibson, 90, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

Marilyn was born in New Albany, Indiana to Charles T. and Esther A. Bauer. She graduated from Louisville Girls High in 1945. She was employed as a bookkeeper for Bethany Memorial Gardens Cemetery and later as a computer operator for Bacon’s Department Store.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Paul F. Gibson. Her survivors include her brother, Charles T. Bauer II; a daughter, Phyllis Gibson; a son, David Paul Gibson; a grandson, Michael Gibson (Patti); a great-granddaughter, Jacklyn; and a family friend, Brenda Adams Davis.

A graveside service at Bethany Cemetery will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hosparus of Louisville at Hosparus Health, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Dr., Louisville, KY 40205. Ratterman and Sons, 3800 Bardstown Road, has been entrusted with arrangements.

Korfhage, Mary Virginia

Mary Virginia Korfhage, 85, passed away May 15, 2018.

Survivors include four children, Karen Kraus, Karol Keller, Kathryn Young and John Korfhage Jr.; and six grandchildren, Sarah, John, Suzanne, Steven, Jackson and Jordan.

Mary was a world traveler, attended college at the age of 40 and believed strongly in education. She worked for the Census Bureau, Oprah Winfrey and as a family therapist. Her motto was, “Just do it.” Services are private. Donations may be made to Bellarmine University. Nunnelley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Rooks, Lenora

Lenora Rooks, 98, entered into rest on Saturday, May 19, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Welby Rooks, and a grandson, Tony Shelton. She is survived by her children, Bonnie Shelton (Norman), Dorothy Levin (Thomas), Hollan Rooks (Kathy), Alvin Rooks and Judy Wilkins (Ernest); her sister, Vange Lush; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Her funeral service was held on Wednesday at 12 p.m. at the Advantage Funeral Home – Hardy Chapel, with burial following in Bethany Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was held on Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Wells, Gerald Zane

Gerald Zane Wells, 81, passed away on May 19, 2018. He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gladstone and Cynthia Wells, and sister, Jennie Lou Hawk.

Zane leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Mary Alice Wells; daughters, Suzanne Hanley (Phil), Amy Shults (Bob) and Jill Wells Specchierla (Tony); seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, Southwest Louisville Chapel, 10304 Dixie Hwy., Louisville, from 1 to 8 p.m. A celebration of Zane’s life was held Wednesday, May 23, 2018, beginning at 11 a.m. at the chapel of the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Bonnieville Memory Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that expressions of sympathy be made to The Gideons International, 2906 Melrose Dr., Louisville, KY 40299, or Hosparus of Louisville, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Dr., Louisville, KY 40205.

The family thanks the nurses and staff of Hillcreek Rehab for their care and compassion in his final years. www.newcomerkentuckiana.com.