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Railey Jr., John H. - Shelbyville  
John H. Railey Jr., 72, Shelbyville, died Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville following an illness. A native of Springfield, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Martha Key Elery and John H. Railey, Sr. He was a graduate of Lincoln Institute, Class of 1962. Following graduation, he attended trade school and learned the trades of plumbing and electricity. He entered the military, joining the U.S. Army National Guard of Kentucky. He retired from the National Guard as a staff sergeant after 24 years of service. He then worked for General Electric Company on the assembly line. He worked for Sam Cardwell Construction Company, pouring concrete. He was supervisor over the paint line at Shelby Industries and had most recently worked for the City Shelbyville in the Department of Public Works. In his leisure time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, singing and dancing. As a youngster, he and his brothers had a band where he was the lead singer. He also trained horses as a young man for Murray Armstrong and was well known as a fast tobacco cutter. He was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Springfield. In addition to his parents, one brother, Joseph P. Railey, preceded him in death. Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Barbara A. Railey; seven children, Velesia (Lee) Cardwell, Tonya (Arthur "Randy") Lancaster, Barbie Railey, John C. (Lyndsay) Railey, Michael Railey, Belinda Railey and Kevin "Petie" (Kym) Bailey; sister, Mary Catherine (John) Campbell of Cincinnati, OH; two brothers, Kenneth D. Railey of Dallas, TX and Steve (Valerie) Railey of Springfield; two aunts, Ann Wells of Bardstown and Dorothy Livers of Louisville; two uncles, Alfonzo Railey and George Railey; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, June 24, at Clay Street Baptist Church. The wake will be noon to 9 p.m. on Thursday at Webb Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Ragland will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery with military honors. Serving as active pallbearers will be Tommy Hayes, John Jackson, Tyronne Conn, John C. Railey, Michael Railey, Michael Stoner and Nelyon Robinson. Honorary pallbearers will be David Allen, Dennis Evans, Tom Railey, John R. Beach, Joseph Coleman, John Harris, James Garten Jr. and the employees of the City of Shelbyville. Arrangements have been entrusted to Morton-Beckley Funeral Directors. Online condolences may be expressed at .
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Published in The Sentinel-News from June 22 to June 29, 2016
Robinson, Virgil D. "Buckshot" - Shelbyville  
Virgil D. Robinson "Buckshot," 56, of Shelbyville died Tuesday, June 21, 2016, in Louisville. Survivors include his children Shacarla Beach, Dalmica Robinson, Jaquon Robinson. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at New Covenant Church, 630 Mack Walters Road. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 28 at the church. Burial in the Calvary Cemetery, Shelbyville. W.T. Shumake & Daughters Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Sentinel-News from June 24 to July 1, 2016
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