Obituaries

Mary "Darlene" Ballard
B: 1941-01-13
D: 2017-04-26
View Details
Ballard, Mary "Darlene"
Anna Marie Arthur
B: 1932-05-15
D: 2017-04-24
View Details
Arthur, Anna Marie
Alton Robinson
D: 2017-04-22
View Details
Robinson, Alton
Norma Schweiss
D: 2017-04-22
View Details
Schweiss, Norma
Clarence Wibbels
B: 1926-01-07
D: 2017-04-21
View Details
Wibbels, Clarence
Douglas Webb Sulzer
B: 1939-07-14
D: 2017-04-20
View Details
Sulzer, Douglas Webb
Dorothy G. Winbun
D: 2017-04-19
View Details
Winbun , Dorothy G.
Paula Lynn Lyons
B: 1956-11-15
D: 2017-04-19
View Details
Lyons, Paula Lynn
Patricia Anne Wooldridge Howard
B: 1950-10-10
D: 2017-04-18
View Details
Howard, Patricia Anne Wooldridge
Harold Lee Minyard
B: 1936-11-10
D: 2017-04-18
View Details
Minyard, Harold Lee
Claude Bowles
D: 2017-04-18
View Details
Bowles, Claude
Dennis "Humpty" Cummins
B: 1935-01-26
D: 2017-04-15
View Details
Cummins, Dennis "Humpty"
Charles Sutton
B: 1931-06-03
D: 2017-04-15
View Details
Sutton, Charles
Ruth Elizabeth Kestler
B: 1916-12-18
D: 2017-04-12
View Details
Kestler, Ruth Elizabeth
Joseph Michael "Bud" Burke
B: 1929-12-04
D: 2017-04-11
View Details
Burke, Joseph Michael "Bud"
Thomas Bacon
B: 1930-06-18
D: 2017-04-10
View Details
Bacon , Thomas
Harold Edward Quiggins
B: 1943-03-06
D: 2017-04-09
View Details
Quiggins, Harold Edward
Frances Earle Wood Malcolm
B: 1937-06-14
D: 2017-04-09
View Details
Malcolm, Frances Earle Wood
Garrett Fentress
D: 2017-04-07
View Details
Fentress, Garrett
Hewitt Wilkinson
D: 2017-04-03
View Details
Wilkinson, Hewitt
William Grether
D: 2017-04-02
View Details
Grether, William

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
3331 Taylorsville Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205
Phone: 502-451-4420
Fax: 502-451-4490

Immediate Need

If you have immediate need of our services, we're available for you 24 hours a day.

Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

Pre-Arrangement

A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.

Loss of a Pet

Here at Highlands Funeral Home, we offer services for your passing pet. Click here for more information.

Are You the Responsible Family Member?

We’ve seen it happen time and again. The person making the initial call to our funeral home turns out not to be the one with the legal responsibilities of making decisions related to the care of a loved one.

While they may feel that they should be the one to make these choices, the law doesn’t recognize them as such – and so their voice can become effectively silenced.

If the deceased has not expressed their wishes through a written document such as a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, or a Last Will and Testament, where the deceased has designated an agent to fulfill their wishes; then the chain of command, formally called the “order of precedence”, is commonly as follows:

  • Legal Spouse/Partner
  • Surviving Adult Child/Children
  • Surviving Parent
  • Surviving Adult Sibling
  • Ex-Spouse
  • Parent of Minor Child

The person designated as the responsible party, whoever they may be, needs to be present to make decisions, and sign documents. If you are unclear as to who is the responsible person in planning a funeral for your loved one, call us.
 

The Critical Importance of Designating a Representative

If your loved one has yet to specify who they wish to be in control of their funeral service planning, and they are clear-headed enough to do so, now is the perfect time to take care of that task.

This is especially important if they think their relatives will not honor their funeral wishes, or if they are on bad terms with them; do not know where they are, or do not have any relatives living.  

And, you might mention that appointing a specific person to arrange their funeral who is not a family member, but is deeply trusted, is a good way to ensure that their final wishes are carried out.

They can designate their choice by completing an Advance Health Care Directive, or the easy-to-read 5 Wishes guide from Aging with Dignity. Should you have questions about doing so, call us, or speak with your family attorney.