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THE COURIER-JOURNAL DEATHS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1997 B 5 LOUISVILLE a- rJ?Jcf Brad Carex 7i, i died Wednesday at Hospice of Louis- ville's inpatient unit at AJliant Medical Pavilion. ; . She was a retired employee of the ; - old Norton Children's Hospital and a member of Centennial Baptist Church. ' -: . Survivors: daughters Charisse - J . Fields Mitchell and Stephanie March; -a sister, Geneva Brown; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchil- ,. dren. v " Funeral; 11 a.m. Monday, G. C. Wil-hams, 1935 W. Broadway. Burial: Lou- - isville Cemetery. Visitation: 2-4 and 7- 9 p.m. Sunday. Memorial gifts: Hos-, .. pice of Louisville. Laura Maxine Toll Catlett, 81, : .r formerly of Louisville, died Friday at ; - the Heritage Hall Care Center in Law- ; renceburg. She was a native of Anderson "County, a retired secretary for the MJ.S. Geological Survey's Interior -,:Ground Water Branch and a member S,. of the Lawrenceburg First Christian " Church. Survivors: a sister, Lucille DeGraff, and a brother, Jim Toll. Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday, RitchiePeach-Todd Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg. Burial: Sand Spring Cemetery, Lawrenceburg. t Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Saturday and after 8 a.m. Sunday. Dixie Combs Duncil, 84, of " , ; Brooks, formerly of Louisville, died .'. Thursday at Caritas Medical Center. She was a native of Letcher County and a member of Maryville Baptist Church. Survivors: daughters Louise Bates, , ' Fay DeWitt and Gay Smith; sons Jim-. my and William H. Duncil; a sister, ' Cuba Sanders; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday, Hardy-Close, Shepherdsville. Burial: Hebron Cemetery, Shepherdsville. Visitation: noon-9 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-9 ' p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday. William H. Dupin, 60, of Calhoun, formerly of Louisville, died Thursday at Owensboro Mercy Health Systems. ; He was a native of Daviess County, a retired driver for Transit Authority of River City, an Army veteran and a member of Hall Street Baptist Church. Survivors: his wife, Ida C. Dupin; sons William H., Sherman A., Richard ; H. and Joseph C. Dupin; daughters Alisa A. Smith, Rebecca J. Buck and Debbie Mackey; stepsons Edward E. Webster and James R. Worthington; stepdaughters Candy L. Strobel, Pa-( mela Porter and Penny M. and Debbie ' - Worthington; his mother, Faye E. Jackson; a brother, Harley Dupin; a sister, Velma J. Dunn; 35 grandchil-; dren; and six great-grandchildren. ; Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday, Muster . ; Funeral Homes, Calhoun. Burial: Smith-Ratliff Cemetery, McLean County. Visitation: after noon Sunday ; and after 9 a.m. Monday. ! Harry Nathaniel Hammontree t, Jr., 54, died Thursday at Columbia X Suburban Hospital. L f. lie waa jjicaiuciu aiiu unci upciai- Hr ; ing officer for Carlson WagonlitWTS Survivors: his wife, Karen Hammontree; a stepson, Rick Feltner; a stepdaughter, Susan McElwain; his mother and stepfather, Virginia Hammontree Hendricks and Col. C. J. Hendrics; and three grandchildren. ; -" Funeral: Monday afternoon, Smith .Mortuary, Maryville, Tenn. Burial: Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Alcoa, Tenn. Visitation: Arch L. Heady, 7410 ; - Westport Road, 2-5 p.m. Saturday. - Memorial gifts: American Heart Asso-; " ciation. Olen S. Hawn, 69, of Knob Creek ' Road, died Friday at his home. He was a native of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and a retired mechanic for the old Rohr's Manufacturing Co. in Maryland. Survivors: his wife, the former Velva Zelesky; a daughter, Patricia Hawn; a son, David Hawn; a stepdaughter, Mary Lutrell; a stepson, Charles Delk; and two grandchildren. Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday, Schoppen-horst & Underwood's, 19th and Market streets. Burial: Evergreen. Visitation: after 9 a.m. Monday. Margaret L. Taylor Henehan, formerly of Louisville, died Thursday ,' in Columbus, Ohio. She was a member of the Worthington Woman's Club and the Colonial Hills Civic Association. Survivors: a daughter, Joan Taylor; .' eight grandchildren; and 18 great-, grandchildren. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Monday, St. - Michael Catholic Church, Columbus. Burial: Resurrection Cemetery, Columbus. Visitation: Southwick-Good Funeral Chapel, Columbus, 2-5 p.m. Sunday. ! Anthony Dwayne Hightower, 27, died Thursday at University of Louis-; ville Hospital. Jefferson County Deputy Coroner ; Sam Weakley said the death was ap-. parently a suicide. ; He was a native of Denison, Texas, , owner of Reliable Tire Service and an 1 Army veteran of the Persian Gulf I War. Survivors: his wife, the former Rhonda Clark; a daughter, Ayla A. Hightower; sons Phillip E. and Ronald A. Hightower; his parents, Kathy and John Hix; a sister, Kim Jones; and a grandmother, Gladys Dudley. Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday, Arch L. . Heady, 7710 Dixie Highway. Entombment: Bethany Memorial. Visitation: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and after 10 ..' a.m. Sunday. Patty JJ. Higdon, 69, of 906 Bap-tist Towers, died Wednesday at Nor-' ; ton Hospital. r; She was the former Patty Lantz -; and a retired waitress. 1 Survivors: her mother, Leta Wyna ; Lantz, and a brother, Gary D. Lantz. -;i She willed her body to the Univer- : sity of Louisville School of Medicine, i ; - A private memorial service was held H." Thursday. u William S. Katz, 75, died Thurs-s . day at Hospice of Louisville's inpa-tient unit at Alliant Medical Pavilion. He was a retired owner of the old Food Corner and Cherokee Grocery, a retired employee of Automatic Data Processing, a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of The Temple, Keneseth Israel Men's Club and Jewish Community Center. Survivors: his wife, the former Sidney Wright; sons Glen, Alan and Phil- AREA DEATHS LOUISVILLE Chris Brodfuehrer, 17 (Story, A 1) Frances W. Brady Carey, 71 Laura Maxine Toll Catlett, 81 Dixie Combs Duncil, 84 William H. Dupin, 60 Joseph B. Hammond, 81 (Story, Page B1) Harry Nathaniel Hammontree Jr., 54 Olen S. Hawn, 69 Margaret L. Taylor Henehan Anthony Dwayne Hightower, 27 Patty J. Higdon, 69 William S. Katz, 75 Dana M. Breen Lehmer, 30 Laura Rudolph Lewis, 83 Walter P. Lucas, 66 Evelyn J. McCreary, 82 Dena Midkiff, 93 Andrew Nelson, 17 (Story, A 1) Kenneth Robert "Bobby" Payton Jr., 51 Willis E. Pope, 73 Roy L Ritchie Jr., 62 Jack S. Rupe Sr., 56 Charles Earl Shanks, 70 Paul E. Sipes, 80 John Morman Smith, 86 Frances Terrance, 63 William Harold "Tommy" Thomas, 89 Mary Catherine Wild, 76 CORRECTED OBITUARIES Stephen Redford Atnip, 46 Elsie W. Perrelli, 88 John R. Williams, 88 ip Katz; a sister, Adeline Shersky; and sixgrandchildren. Funeral: 11 a.m. Sunday, Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Ave. Burial: The Temple Cemetery. Visitation: after 10 a.m. Sunday. Memorial gifts: Hospice of Louisville or The Temple. Dana M. Breen Lehmer, 30, died Thursday at Baptist Hospital East. She was a sales manager for the Hurstbourne Lane Holidaylnn. Survivors: her husband, Jeffery R. Lehmer; her mother, Joanne Breen; a brother, Christopher Breen; sisters Kelly Breen and Jennifer Bairo; a grandfather, Walter J. Breen; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road. Burial: Calvary Cemetery. Visitation: Ratterman's, 3800 Bardstown Road, 2-9 p.m. Sunday. Memorial gifts: American Red Cross. Laura Rudolph Lewis, 83, died Wednesday at her home. Survivors: a daughter, Cynthia Fo-shee; and two grandchildren. The funeral and visitation will be private. Burial: Resthaven Memorial. Arrangements: Resthaven. Memorial gifts: American Cancer Society. Walter P. Lucas, 66, of 413 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd., died there Thursday. Survivors: sisters Ella M. Bowman, Ruby Miller, Anna Hazard and Patricia Newby. Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday, Anderson Funeral Service, 2200 W. Broadway. Burial: Louisville Cemetery. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Sunday. The place of burial for Evelyn J. McCreary, 82, has been changed to Cave Hill Cemetery. Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday, Harvey Browne Memorial Presbyterian Church, 311 Browns Lane. Arrangements: Pearson's. She died Wednesday. Dena Midkiff, 93, of Shepherdsville, died Thursday at Columbia Audubon Hospital. She was the former Dena Miller, a native of Grayson County and a member of Eagle Heights Baptist Church in Shepherdsville. Survivors: a daughter, Mildred Neal; a grandson; and two great-granddaughters. Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday, Mara-man-Billings, Shepherdsville. Burial: Pleasant Grove, Shepherdsville. Visitation: after 10 a.m. Saturday. Kenneth Robert "Bobby" Pay-ton Jr., 51, died Thursday at Caritas Medical Center. He was a retired employee of General Electric Co., where he worked 25 years, a member of the National Guard, Electronic Workers Local 761 and Alcoholics Anonymous, and a Catholic. Survivors: a son, R. Bryan Payton; a daughter, Teresa Wise; a stepdaughter, Sherry Sheakley; a brother, James Payton; and three grandchildren. Funeral: noon Monday, Commonwealth-Stony Brook, 9318 Taylorsville Road. Burial: Highland Memory Gardens, Mount Washington. Visitation: noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Memorial gifts: American Diabetes Association or Alcoholics Anonymous' Monogram Group. Willis E. Pope, 73, died Thursday at his home. He was a native of Marion County, a retired self-employed mover and an Army veteran of world War II. Survivors: a brother, Rice Pope Jr., and a friend, Pearly Mae Burks, who cared for him. Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday, G.C. Williams, 1935 W. Broadway. Burial: Lebanon National, Marion County. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Sunday. Memorial gifts: Hospice of Louisville. Roy L. Ritchie Jr., 62, died Thursday at his home. He was a native of Nelson County and a retired carpenter. Survivors: a daughter, Connie Ritchie; a son, Roy L. Ritchie III; sisters Lou Mudd, Chatty Crume, Libby Johnson and Sandra Thompson; brothers Lawrence, Joseph, Ernie and Jack Ritchie; and two grandchildren. Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday, Maraman-Billings, Shepherdsville. Burial: Brookland Cemetery, Shepherdsville. Visitation: 5-9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. -9 p.m. Sunday. Memorial gifts: the family, co the funeral home. Jack S. Rupe Sr., 56, died Thursday at Veterans Affairs Medical Cen ter. He was a native of Adair County and an Army veteran. Survivors: his wife, the former Brenda Glaad; a son, Jack Rupe Jr.; a sister, Louise Patton; and two grandchildren. Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday, W.G. Hardy Valley, 10907 Dixie Highway. Entombment: Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation: 5-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Memorial gifts: the family. Charles Earl Shanks, 70, died Thursday at Caritas Medical Center. He was a retired civil service employee, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Beth Haven Baptist Church. Survivors: his wife, the former Irene Grabeel; a son, David Shanks; a daughter, Peggy Dishman; brothers Leo, Paul andDelmer Shanks; sisters Nancy Allen, Catherine Ellott and Marie Wilds; and a granddaughter. Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday, Owen, 5317 Dixie Highway. Burial: Evergreen. Visitation: 2-9 p.m. Sunday and after 10 a.m. Monday. Paul E. Sipes, 80, died Friday at Summerfield Manor. He was a native of Breckinridge County, a retired polisher for Reynolds Metals Co. ana a member of New Heights Baptist Church. Survivors: his wife, the former Mildred Stapleton; daughters Deborah Webster and Carol S. Dorsey; sons Donald, Robert, Jerry and Mitchell Sipes; a brother, Roy Sipes; sisters Ruth Miller, Jean Haycraft and Mary Merideth; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday, Arch L. Heady, 7710 Dixie Highway. Burial: Beth Haven. Visitation: 4-9 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday. John Morman Smith, 86, of Audubon Park, died Friday at St. Matthews Manor. He was a retired vice president for James E. Smith Plumbing and Heating, where he worked 50 years; a Navy veteran of World War II; a former Audubon City Councilman; a volunteer for King's Daughters' and Sons' Nursing Home; and a member of Plumbers Local 107, Knights of Columbus Bishop Spaulding Council, Fourth Degree Msgr. Bouchet Council, Dismas Charities board of directors and Audubon Country Club. Survivors: his wife, the former Katherine M. Cook; a daughter, Dr. E. Kaye Smith; and a sister, Louise Rieg-ling. Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday, St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church, 1000 English Ave. Burial: Cave Hill. Visitation: Ratterman's, 3800 Bardstown Road, 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Memorial gifts: Boys Haven, Little Sisters of the Poor or his church. Frances Terrance, 63, died Friday at her home. Survivors: daughters Billie Jean Lush, Sandra Ferguson, Trina LeGawiec and Paula Williams; brothers Bobby and William Helm; sisters Betty J. Helm, Rita Johnston, Bernice Schweinhart, Ruby Shelburne, Carolyn Tousley and Christine Bell; and sixgrandchildren. Funeral: 1 p.m. Sunday, Evergreen, 4623 Preston Highway. Burial: Evergreen. Visitation: 2-9 p.m. Saturday. William Harold "Tommy" Thomas, 89, died Friday at the Episcopal Church Home. He was a native of Rockport, Ind., a retired postal service district manager, an Army veteran of World War II, a member of Audubon Park United Methodist Church, Portland Masonic Lodge 191, Kosair Shrine Temple, Scottish Rite and Air Force Reserves, and a former member of the old Audubon Kiwanis Club. Survivors: his wife, the former Nicole Desalle; a daughter, Jackie Thomas-Rodrigues; a son, John R. Thomas; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral: 7 p.m. Sunday, Embry-Bosse, 2723 Preston Highway. Graveside service: noon CST Monday, Sunset Hill Cemetery, Rockport. visitation: 6-9 p.m. Saturday and 3-7 p.m. Sunday. Memorial gifts: Wayside Christian Mission. Mary Catherine Wild, 76, died Friday at her home. She was the former Mary Schneider and a native of Belleville, 111. Survivors: daughters Elise Striegel and Mary Ann Pierce; sons John M., Paul J., Douglas E. and David K. Wild; a brother, Paul Schneider; and seven grandchildren. Funeral Mass: 1 p.m. Monday, Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 6000 Preston Highway. Burial: Resthaven Memorial. Visitation: Bosse, Barret and Ellison avenues, 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. CORRECTED OBITUARIES Stephen Redford Atnip, 46, of South Louisville, died Wednesday in Bowling Green. He was a self-employed construction contractor and a Catholic. Survivors: parents Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Atnip Sr.; a sister, Judy Lock-ard; and brothers Robert Jr., Brent and Johnny Atnip. Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday, Nunnel-ley, 4327 Taylor Blvd. Burial: Bethany Memorial. Elsie W. Perrelli, 88, formerly of Louisville, died Wednesday at Darby Square in Lexington. She was a retired employee of the old Sutcliffe Sporting Goods Co. Survivors: a daughter, Jackie Perrelli; a grandson; and two greatgrandchildren. Funeral: noon Monday, St. Leonard Catholic Church, 440 Zorn Ave. Burial: Calvary. Visitation: Pearson Ratterman Bros., 12900 Shelbyville Road, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday. Memorial gifts: Woodford Humane Society, P.O. Box 44, Versailles, Ky. 40383. John R. Williams, 88, died Tuesday at Pine Tree Villa. He was a native of Orleans, Ind., former president of Parrot Williams Veneer Corp. and a member of Bear-grass Christian Church. Survivors: his wife, Catherine Williams; a daughter, Ann W. Leishman; a son, John E. Williams; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral was Friday at Ochs-Te-trick Funeral Home in Orleans. Burial: Liberty Christian Church Cemetery, Orleans. Arrangements: Pearson's. Memorial gifts: the church or Hospice of Louisville. A variety of tastes Y iu V'-. .vp$ftas : ,', ' V ; ', ' A 3 I , L ' '' ' wv-- fjT ; -'--i &?r- :K -.. m mtmi flin , , ., , BY DURELL HALL JR., THE COURIER-JOURNAL Metropolitan Sewer District employee Saeed Ahmed served food from his native Bangladesh to Shawn Taylor yesterday during a Holiday Cultural Extravaganza at MSD headquarters in Jefferson County. Nine booths featured ethnic foods during the second annual festival, which is aimed at promoting diversity and unity in the workplace. Next to Ahmed was his wife, Jasmin. Joseph B. Hammond dies; guided young black leaders Continued from Page Bl place that state Rep. E. Porter Hatcher Jr. once called "the smoke-filled room of the West End." Politicians, black and white alike, would make pilgrimages to Joe's Palm Room to talk to Hammond, who according to the 1981 series would sit in a small, wood-paneled room to "dole out advice and otherwise play the role of kingmaker." "There are certain people you pay court to," former U.S. Rep. Romano Mazzoli once said. "And Joe is one of them." In the days of segregation, Hammond's nightclub became a gathering place for college students and young professionals. And Hammond gained a reputation as someone who helped young African Americans get started in business at least once by quietly co-signing for a loan. Jefferson County Judge-Executive Dave Armstrong spoke fondly of Hammond's nightclub. It was a place "where your color didn't matter," he said. ". . . It was always a place where things were happening, and you could always get your finger on the pulse of what was happening in Louisville." Hammond cared deeply about the city and believed in creating jobs, Armstrong said. He "just attracted people; he was the kind of person who could bring people together." Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson called Hammond's death a "real loss to our community because he was a very successful businessman and a very active advocate in our community on public policy issues of all types. . . . We'll have difficulty filling those shoes." Deputy Mayor Bill Summers IV KENTUCKY DEATHS BARBOURVILLE Jeannette Martha Ham- mons, 83; Homer Keene, 64 BEAVER DAM James Morris, 86 BEREA Frank Charles Bratcher, 41 BOWLING GREEN James Edward Jack-man, 52 BREMEN Doris Nell Phillips, 64 CADIZ Hollis Little John, 60 CALHOUN Jean B. Knight ELIZABETHTOWN Arthur Fleshman, 68 ELKTON Willie Darnell Dickerson, 44 FRANKFORT Virginia Blankenship Strange, 86 GREENSBURG Payton Loy. 62 HARRODSBURG Hazel Fern Brown, 83 HINDMAN Wilson Jent, 85 HOPKINSVILLE James Arthur Buckner, 71; Gladys Rogers Cox, 82 JAMESTOWN Geraldine F. McGaughlin, 81 LAWRENCEBURG Marvin Burton Wal- dridge, 88 LEXINGTON Jenny Fields, 94; Isaac Rice, 77 LOYALL Hargis Huff, 55 MAYFIELD Earnest Copeland, 76; Ora Mae Lowe, 99 MILTON Anna Mahoney, 86 MORELAND James L. Edwards, 54 MYRA Harry Wright, 86 NEW HAVEN Mary Evelyn Durbin, 77 OWENSBORO Lucian Paul Boarman, 82; Dale Reading Harmon, 67 PADUCAH Charles Hooper, 64; Charles Vaughn, 81 PHELPS Darius Honaker, 41 PIKEVILLE Mattie Lee Ratliff, 59 PLEASUREVILLE E.C. Golden, 82 RUSSELL SPRINGS Henry Withers, 75 SHELBYVILLE Elizabeth Cook Brassfield, 77 SOMERSET Ittylene L. Cordell, 85 SPRINGFIELD Mary Christine Osbourne Hamilton, 73 TOMPKINSVILLE Letha Francis Carter, 88 VERONA Donald E. Evans, 67 WAYNESBURG June Mary Garrison, 71 WEST LIBERTY Lake Arthus Bays, 89 WHITLEY CITY Freda Couch Hall, 73 INDIANA DEATHS CLARKSVILLE Frank Abbott Jr., 75, died Friday. Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday, Chapman. Visitation: noon-3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Sunday and after 1 1 a.m. Monday. NEW ALBANY Lorraine Albin Bulleit, 93, died Friday. Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday, St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial: Wolfe Cemetery, Georgetown. Visitation: Kraft, Spring Street, 2-8 p.m. Sunday. NEW ALBANY Frank J. Lipsey Sr., 88, died Thursday. Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday, Oak Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann & Na-ville. Visitation: 1-9 p.m. Sunday. echoed those sentiments. "He meant a lot not only to the African-American community but to the entire community," Summers said. ". . . He was one of the men that 1 looked up to and one of the men who motivated me the most to achieve and strive to be the best that I could be." Woodford Porter Sr., owner of A.D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home at 1300 W. Chestnut St., called Hammond an energetic, hard-working man who was always looking for a business opportunity. "I can't remember a time when he wasn't involved in some sort of business of his own," Porter said. In fact, Pete Hammond said she and her husband of 51 years started married life operating a cleaning business together. "He was kind and generous and the best husband in the whole world," she said. The son of a janitor and a domestic worker, Hammond grew up in Smoketown. He graduated from a Catholic school and worked in a Pittsburgh steel mill, but returned to Louisville in 1937 and worked as a lineman for LG&E. He worked briefly as a sheriff's deputy, then moved into sales becoming the first black salesman for Falls City Brewing Co. During that time, he got to know ' Dave Snyder, a white entrepreneur who owned Dave's Palm Room. Snyder eventually asked Hammond to manage the Palm Room and Hammond bought it in 1954, renaming it Joe's Palm Room. Hammond sold the club in 1979. But Porter said that beyond his business abilities, Hammond is best remembered for the way he helped people. CRIME REPORTS ROBBERIES Dell Mart. 6712 Shepherdsville Road. An employee said a gunman took $700 and threw a bottle at a clerk about 8 p.m. Thursday. 25th and Jefferson streets. A 15-year-old girl and her sister said they were walking to school about 7 a.m. Thursday when three women, one with a gun, took their coats. Beecher Terrace area. Christopher Clax-ton said a man put a gun to his head and took $70 about 3 a.m. Thursday. 1500 block of Gallagher St. Dee Dee Davis and Betty Macklin said they were getting into their cars about 7:15 p.m. Thursday when two men, one with a gun, took Macklin's purse, which had $100. One of the men approached Davis, who ran, and the other fired three shots at her before both fled. 1400 block of W. Jefferson St. William Bradley and Evans Williams said they were sitting in Bradley's car about 1:15 a.m. Thursday when two men, one with a weapon, claimed to be police and demanded drugs before taking Bradley's car key. 100 block of N. Preston St. Claude Prentice said a woman with a gun fired into the air, took $20 and fired again before fleeing about 5:45 a.m. Thursday. BREAK-INS, THEFTS Louisville 200 block of W. Amherst Ave. Connie Gibson's apartment. Cash, coat, jewelry, TV. Robber strikes bank in southern Jefferson The Courier-Journal Jefferson County police and the FBI are searching for a man who robbed a PNC Bank branch in southern Jefferson County yesterday morning. The FBI said that a man entered the bank, 6801 Dixie Highway, at 10:20 a.m. and gave a note to a teller demanding money. He took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in what witnesses thought was a 1986 or 1987 medium-blue Mercury Cougar with a Kentucky license plate. The robber is described as a 5-foot-6-inch-tall, 140-pound white male with a medium build and graying shoulder-length hair. He was wearing dark pants, a coat and a baseball cap. "Friendships meant a lot to him," Porter said. "He was the kind of guy who you could depend on. His word meant everything to him, and when he made a commitment he kept it." Hammond and his wife had no children. But in a 1983 interview he said, "I have a rather large adopted family. There are a lot of young people that I have been closely associated with who are making me proud as they make their mark in life." Hammond was a native of Bardstown, a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Esquire Club, Louisville Board of Realtors, YMCA board, Louisville Urban League and PNC Bank's board of directors. His funeral will be noon Monday at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 629 S. Shelby St., with entombment in Resthaven Memorial -( Park's mausoleum. Visitation is at A.D. Porter & Sons, 1300 W. Chest nut St., from 6-9 p.m. tomorrow. Raymond Deflon's kin are sought by coroner The Courier-Journal The Jefferson County coroner's office is searching for the next of kin of Raymond Deflon. Deflon, 35, was found dead at 6 a.m. yesterday in a makeshift shack behind 626 S. Shelby St. Deputy Coroner Mike Adams said Deflon appeared to have died of natural causes. It is unclear whether Deflon was a native of Louisville. Anyone with information should call the coroner's office at 574-3506. Thursday. 2500 block of Garfield Ave. Mary Miller's home. VCR, videotapes. Thursday. An arrest was made, and the items were recovered. 1700 block of W. Hill St. David Mcintosh's garage. Generator, wet-dry vacuum, air conditioner, lawn mower. Between Nov. 30 and Thursday. 600 block of Merwin Ave. Chris McMillan's home. Jewelry. Thursday. 900 block of Parkway Drive. Chea Beck-ley's home. Duffle bag, paintball guns. Thursday. 2900 block of Richland Ave. Herbert Pierce's home. Cash, jewelry. Wednesday. 3400 block of River Park Drive. Marge-lene Burton's home. Stereo. Wednesday or Thursday. 5400 block of Tracy Way. Bridgette Uslea-man's home. Coins. Dec. 6. Jefferson County 10500 block of Easum Road. Robert Bruner's home. Jewelry. Wednesday. COURT ACTION Drunken-driving convictions Kevin M. Meeker, 26, of the 500 block of Langholm Place, fined $350, sentenced to serve 10 days. Second conviction. Barry D. Nelson, 45, of West Point, $350, 10 days. Second conviction. Matthew J. Novak, 33, of Troy, Mich., $350, 14 days. Second conviction. Christopher E. Sutton, 33, of the 1000 block of Sale 'we., $350, 30 days. Second conviction. (In addition to the penalties listed, all Ken-tuckians convicted of drunken driving lose licenses at least 30 days and pay a $200 fee.) Readers with information on crimes can call Crime Stoppers at 582-CLUE. You don't have to give your name. Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information leading to arrest and Indictment In any felony. HIGHLAND MEMORY GARDENS Bardstown Road Space at no cost for Honorably Discharged Veterans 955-6241 Not subsidized or affiliated wiih the government,

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