Baker Sr., Chief James S. “Jim”

Chief James S. “Jim” Baker Sr., 74, of Lyndon, Kentucky, passed away on Sept. 21, 2018.

Jim was retired as fire chief for Lyndon Fire Department. He was a member of Southeast Christian Church. He was also a member of Lyndon Masonic Lodge #960, Kosair Shrine Temple and the Lyndon Elks Lodge #2052. Jim also served as a council member for the City of Lyndon.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Nallie and LeeOra Baker; one sister; one brother; and his granddaughter, Meghan Baker.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Baker; his children, Jim Baker Jr. (Hollie), Kevin Baker (Pamela) and Laura Montgomery (Kevin); nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held Sept. 25 at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, and on Sept. 26 at Southeast Christian Church, 920 Blankenbaker Parkway. His funeral service was held at Southeast Christian Church with burial following at Louisville Memorial Gardens East Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to Kosair Charities or Crusade for Children.

Elam, Charles Sidney

Mr. Charles Sidney Elam “Sid,” 82, entered into eternal peace on Sept. 22, 2018, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Sid was born in Ashland, Kentucky, in 1936. He graduated from duPont Manual High School in 1954, where he met his high school sweetheart, Delores. They recently celebrated 63 years of marriage. He worked for many years at Mobil Chemical Co. After retirement, he and Delores worked three seasons at Walt Disney World. He was a proud Kentuckian, serving 10 years on the Kentucky Derby Festival committee and attending 70 Kentucky Derbys. Sid was also given the honor of becoming a Kentucky Colonel. In more recent years, Sid and Delores spent their winters with the Six Lakes community in North Fort Myers, Florida, enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. He enjoyed family gatherings, camping and was an avid UofL fan.

Mr. Elam is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Roscoe and Margaret Eudora, and brother, William Leslie Elam.

He leaves behind his loving wife and their four children, Charles David Elam (Janet), Diane Elam Vaughn (Steve), Darlene Elam Bauer (Steve) and Denine Elam Rives (Wayne). Sid also leaves 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a brother, Robert James Elam (Veronica).

A visitation for Mr. Elam was held Sept. 25, at Arch. L Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Road. Funeral service was held Sept. 26.

Fried, Nancy Kaye

Nancy Fried, 68, of Buckner, Kentucky, passed away Sept. 22, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Ola Mae Carrithers. Nancy is survived by Jim Fried, her husband of 41 years. She taught at Jefferson County Schools for 42 years.

A funeral procession began Sept. 25 from Stoess Funeral Home, traveling to Highlands Memorial Gardens Cemetery for a graveside service.

Green, Elsie “Mae”

Elsie “Mae” Green, 90, passed away Sept. 22, 2018. She was born on Jan. 29, 1928, to the late Bessie and Thomas Cusick.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ray Green, and several siblings.

She is survived by her three daughters, Donna Green, Kathy Wright (Dennie) and Debbie Leachman; one sister, Margie Hilkey; three grandchildren, Kelly Feger (Dean), Jay Wilkins and Josh Leachman (Sarah); six great-grandchildren, Jacob and Jayla Wilkins, Kyle Feger and Isabella, Lincoln and Langston Leachman; one great-great-grandchild, Remi Rae Wilkins; and best friend, Ruth Wilkins.

Funeral services were held Sept. 26, 2018, at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Hwy. Burial followed at Louisville Memorial Gardens West.

Visitation was held Tuesday at Owen Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Down Syndrome of Louisville (

Hurst, Barbara Ann

Barbara Ann Hurst, 80, of LaGrange, Kentucky, passed away Sept. 22, 2018.

Barbara was born to the late Jesse and Jenny Erwin in Louisville, Kentucky, on Aug. 15, 1938.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Mary, Charles and Connie.

Left to cherish the memory of Barbara are her husband of 50 years, Estil Hurst; sons, Tim Hurst (Stacey), Chris Hurst (Tes) and Adrian Hurst (Denyse); granddaughters, Sophia, Julie and Haley Hurst; and siblings, Doris, Marilyn, Carolyn and Patsy.

A memorial service will be held Sept. 30, 2018, at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home at 1 p.m. with visitation starting at 11 a.m. until the start of the service.

In addition to flowers, memorial donations can be made in Barbara’s name to American Cancer Society or the Kentucky Humane Society.

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Romine III, Herman Lawrence “Larry”

Mr. Herman “Larry” Lawrence Romine III, born on Feb. 26, 1946 in Wheeling, West Virginia, passed away at age 72 on Sept. 21, 2018, in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was in the federal government industry at US Customs & Border Protection Services as a technician extraordinaire until retiring in 2016.

Larry was the loving husband of Jan Frankrone Romine. He is survived by his son, Michael Romine (Dana); daughters, Michele Romine Center (Pat), Amanda Gahlinger and Nikki Romine Roan (Chris); brother, David Romine (Kim); sister, Lauree Romine Dile; and grandchildren, Kayla and Meghan Center and Courtney, Zach and Abby Romine.

Friends and family were welcomed to attend the visitation on Sept. 24 at Bosse Funeral Home, 1355 Ellison Ave.. Funeral mass was held Sept. 25, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road.

Tate, Jane Omohundro

Jane Omohundro Tate, 86, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones, on Sept. 22, 2018. She was born in Huntington, West Virginia, on June 23, 1932, and was the daughter of Joseph Tapscott Omohundro and Virginia Davidson Omohundro, both of Farnham, Virginia.

Jane enrolled at Marshall University and subsequently earned her degree in social work in 1953 from the University of Kentucky, where she met the love of her life, Thomas Shanks Tate. Jane and Tom married in 1953 and raised their four children in Louisville.

Jane was a volunteer at Planned Parenthood and a team director at the YWCA. She also taught at the Second Presbyterian Church nursery school.

Jane was first and foremost a devoted wife to her beloved Tom. She was a wonderful mother to their four children and was a fun-loving and mischievous grandmother to their 16 grandchildren. She was well known by all for her quick wit, practical jokes and playful sense of humor.

Her memberships included St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, the Junior League of Louisville and the Louisville Country Club.

Jane was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Thomas Shanks Tate, both of her parents and her sister, Sally Clancy.

She is survived by her four children, 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren: Kathy Taustine, her husband Skip and their three children: David, Maria and Rebecca; Tom Tate, his wife Tanya and their six children: Emily, Jacqueline (Brent Hall), Tommy, Angela, Cody and Cooper; Virginia Davidson, her husband Gerald and their six children: Lindsay (Brett Maxwell), Hope (Thomas Archer) and great grandson, Thomas Tate Archer, Tate, Mac, Charles, Dallas (Natalia) and great grandson, Dallas Gerald Davidson; Bill Tate, his wife Carrie and their daughter, Charlotte; nieces, Lisa Austin and Stephanie DeFer; and nephew, Dr. Peter Tate.

She will be missed by many, especially her lifelong friends, Cecy Brewer and Patty King. The family appreciates the friendship and service of Fairleigh Brooks and support of her most loving and kind neighbors.

The family also wishes to thank Lenora Wright for her many years of loving care and friendship, along with Pamela Speights, Geraldine McCoomer, Henrietta Bald, Theresa Wyllys, Chiquitta Huffman and LaPrecious Wright.

The visitation was held at the Tate home on Sept. 25. The memorial service was held Sept. 26 at The Louisville Country Club, 40 Mockingbird Valley Dr., following a private burial service at Cane Station Cemetery. Arrangements for the service were provided by Pearson’s Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hosparus Health of Louisville, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Dr., Louisville, Kentucky 40205, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, Tennessee 38105.