Obituaries

Mitchell, Donald M. Jr.

Donald M. Mitchell Jr., 59, of Louisville, KY passed away on June 30, 2017.

He was born December 11, 1957 to the late Donald M. Mitchell Sr. and Anne R. Mitchell in Conover, NC. Don was dedicated to his wife, Mary Deibel Mitchell of 22 years and his five children Emily, Stephen, Don III, Jack, and Lincoln. Don is also survived by brother Mark (Gina) of Dallas, TX and sister Sherri (Vic) of Bettendorf, IA. Nieces and nephews include Ashley & Jaclyn Mitchell and Grace, Jake & Kyle Almgren.

Don is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and an entrepreneur for life, with his most recent endeavor in Senior Helpers and Recovery Care as co-owner with Nancy Galloway. In his free time, he enjoyed coaching and watching his children participate in many athletic and academic activities.

Visitation was held from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Louisville Memorial Gardens Funeral Home East, 11601 Ballardsville Road.

A Funeral Mass celebrating Don’s life was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial gifts to PNC Bank in care of ESDJL Mitchell Education Fund.

Burney, George Louis Sr.

George Louis Burney Sr., 89, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

He was a civil rights leader, the founder of Pride, Inc., and a Marine Veteran.

Visitation was held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9p.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017 at A. D. Porter & Sons, 1300 W. Chestnut St.

The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Memorial Auditorium, 970 S. 4th St., with burial in KY Veterans Cemetery, Radcliff, KY.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to Pride, Inc., 2708 Allston Ave., Louisville, KY 40210

Cooper,
Chain Lamont

Chain Lamont Cooper, 52, of Louisville died Saturday July 8, 2017 at his home. He was an entrepreneur, a car dealer, a former Golden Gloves Champion and a Baptist by faith.

Survivors include three daughters Ciara Morris; Chanbriel L. Cooper and Chase L. Cooper; a son Chain L. Cooper, Jr.; two stepsons Jacoby Morris and Brice Rhodes; four sisters Sandra; Rochelle and Colodis Cooper and Bonnie Stewart; three brothers Temont L.; Carlos and Nicholas Cooper and three grandchildren Nigel; Charlie and Juelz.

His funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday July 13, 2017 at Pleasant View Baptist Church 2600 Virginia Ave., with burial in Green Meadows Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Church.

Arrangements are by W. P. Porter Mortuary. Online condolences wpportermortuary.com

Crumbacker, Sara

Mrs. Sara Crumbacker, age 93, of Shepherdsville returned to her Heavenly Father on July 8, 2017. Mrs. Crumbacker was born on March 16, 1924 to the late Vernon and Nell Susan Bell. Among those that preceded her in death include her husband, William Lee Crumbacker; daughter, Linda Cambron; sister, Myra Shiver; brother, Marvin Bell, and her parents.

Mrs. Crumbacker leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Susan Hardy; son, Jeff Crumbacker (Bonnie); son-in-law Frankie Cambron; grandchildren, Scott Spencer (Penny), Jason Crumbacker (Sandy), Kristen Crumbacker, and Nathaniel Hardy; great grandchildren, Cody, Leeann, Jackson, and Lilly; sisters, Nell Porter, and Mary “Bebe” Hamilton; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services were held at noon on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in the chapel of Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home (Preston Highway at Brooks Road) with burial in Hebron Cemetery following. Family and friends paid their respects on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 2 p.m. till 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

May, William C.

William C. May, 69, of Louisville, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 at Kindred Hospital.

Bill was born on February 14, 1948 and grew up in Northern New Jersey, just across the river from NYC. He graduated from Ridgefield Memorial High School where he was twice elected President and in his senior year was elected by the student body as student council President.

He went on to graduate from SUNY and EKU where he majored in Law Enforcement. He began his policing career with the old City of Lexington Police Department. While serving there, he was drafted into the US Army during the Vietnam War. He served as an MP both at Fort Knox and overseas. After his discharge, he joined the Jefferson County Police where he served in a number of different positions before retiring with over thirty years of service.

He was a member of the old Jefferson Co. Police Lodge #14 and Lodge #614 and the Jefferson Co. Police Commanding Officers Association. He was also a member of the Bonnycastle Club and was a KY Colonel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William B.B. May and Lora Goudie May.

He is survived by his loving wife of over 26 years, Lisa Parrino May; two sons, Matt (Carmen) and Jeff May; step-daughter, Sara Kohls (Chris); step-son, John Wilkerson (Janet); grandchildren, Kendall, Haley, Max, and Nora; sister, Susan M. May; his beloved dog, Frankie; and numerous cousins.

His funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2017 at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd. with burial following in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was held from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Highlands.

Maze, Francis “Frank” B.

Francis B. “Frank” Maze, 93, of Louisville, passed away Friday July 7, 2017.

Frank was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church. He served his country during World War II as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps where he participated in action at Iwo Jima from February to March of 1945. After Iwo Jima, he served during the occupation of Japan from September of 1945 to December. After serving his country, Frank was self-employed for 60 years at Maze 1 Hour Cleaners

He was preceded in death by his brothers: Victor & Norman Maze; and his grandson: Mark Bonderski.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Betty Maze; son: Marty Maze; daughter: Mary Beth Bonderski (Paul) and granddaughter: Abbey Wheatley (Jordan).

A funeral mass was held Monday July 10th, 2017 noon at St. Rita Catholic Church, 8709 Preston Hwy. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was held on Sunday July 9th 2017 from 1 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home, 8519 Preston Hwy.

Expressions of sympathy in Frank’s memory may be directed to the Kentucky School for the Blind or Catholic Charities.

The family wishes to thank Hosparus of Louisville for their kindness and care of Frank.