April 29, 2019


Kenneth L. Brett – Shoals
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August 24, 1947 – April 26, 2019
Kenneth L. Brett, 71, of Shoals, passed away Friday, April 26, 2019, at the Loogootee Healthcare and Rehab.
He was born August 24, 1947, in Washington to Robert and Blanche (Hovis) Brett. He married Carolyn Jackson on December 17, 1976, in Shoals.
Kenneth was a 1965 Graduate of Shoals High School, worked for CSX Railroad from the Mitchell Headquarters, attended Hickory Ridge United Methodist Church, was a member of the Shoals American Legion and was a Veteran of the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He loved fishing on Brett family farm ponds, farming, raising beef with family and loved coon hunting.
He is survived by his wife, two sons, Joshua Brett of Shoals and Brian (Sabine) Parson of Lobbach, Germany; one daughter, Amy (Larry) Carpenter of Celestine; ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Brett of Shoals and Roger Brett of Shoals; and one sister, Lois Brett of Shoals.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Robert Wayne and a sister Wilma Allen.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with Bro. Marvin Lagle officiating. Burial will be in the Hickory Ridge Cemetery with Military Rites presented by the Shoals American Legion. Visitation will be 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Chapel.
The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Dustin Shane Taylor – Shoals
October 10, 1981 – April 26, 2019
Dustin Shane Taylor, 38, of Shoals, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2019, near Shoals.
He was born October 10, 1981, in Bedford. He married Kecia Boyd on February 14, 2009, in Little Nashville.
He was a 2001 Graduate of Shoals High School, received an Associates Degree at Lincoln TechCommunity College and was an ASE Certified Mechanic. He was a self-employed machinic and handyman, an avid outdoorsman (which is how his son “Hunter” received his name), loved fishing, cars, mushroom hunting, and his family. He was a great storyteller and father.
He is survived by his wife Kecia, three sons, Aiden, Hunter and Ethan Taylor of Shoals; mother and stepfather Rhonda and Kenny Elliott of Shoals; two sisters, Melissa (Dan) Schroeder of French Lick, Kendra (Ark) Wright of Shoals; grandparents, Ruth and David Holman of Shoals; mother-in-law, Karen Boyd of Loogootee; father-in-law, Wesley Boyd of Shoals; two brothers-in-law, Robert (Brittany) Boyd of Reelsville, Joshua (Elizabeth) Condra of Washington; and one sister-in-law, Heather (Matt) Spencer of Irvine, California. Many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and one niece also survive.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul, and Maxine Hopkins.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with Stan Day officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals.
Memorial donations may be made to the family and will be appreciated.
The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.

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