Bench & Bar

MAR 2018

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73 BENCH & BAR | SAMUEL MANLY, IV , 72, passed away on ursday, Jan. 18, 2018, after a brief illness. Manly was a preeminent trial attorney in Louis- ville, and was widely regarded by his peers for his intellect and legal skills. A sole practitioner, he was previously associated with the law firms of Frank E. Haddad, and Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald. He received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Yale Uni- versity, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia. He was also a diplomate of the Western Trial Advocacy Institute of the University of Wyoming School of Law. He was quite active in various bar associations and was a Life Fellow of the Kentucky Bar Founda- tion. Among many association memberships he was most proud of his work with the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (president, 2002) and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Manly was listed in Who's Who in American Law, and at various times served as contract attorney for the Fed- eral Deposit Insurance Corporation, the City of Louisville, and Jefferson County, Kentucky. He was counsel to former Kentucky Governor Louie B. Nunn, and was national product liability counsel for Winston Industries, Inc. A patriot, he served as a Captain in the Air Defense Artillery, United States Army Reserve, from 1967 to 1976. e above information for Samuel Manly, IV, was pulled from a version that appeared in the Courier-Journal on Jan. 21, 2018. To access the full obituary, visit: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lou isville/obituary.aspx?pid=187918091. HOBART CLAY JOHNSON , 86 years of age, died at his home in Virgie, Ky., on Feb. 1, 2018. He was a graduate of Virgie High School, Eastern Kentucky University, and the University of Lou- isville School of Law. He served in the United States Air Force as an agent in the Office of Strategic Intelligence from 1952 to 1958. Upon his graduation from law school, he returned to Pike County, where he began his law practice, a practice which would continue some 50 years. In the early 1960s he and the late Henry Stratton formed the partnership of Stratton and Johnson. eir firm developed one of the leading practices in the state in the area of workers compensation. As a sole practitioner in the 1970s and beyond, he was extensively involved in the banking and commu- nications industries, and particularly the coal business, as an owner and operator of mines, processing plants, and brokerages in Pike, Floyd, and Letcher Counties In the early Eighties, he scaled back his engagements in the legal and business world in order to devote more time to his various charitable and philanthropic interests, including his membership on the Board of Directors of Pikeville Medical Center; and his personal interests: golf, thoroughbred horse racing and breeding, and the family home on Hilton Head Island, S.C. During this time, he and his wife set about traveling the world, and at his death he had set foot upon all seven of the continents. MILLICENT "MILLIE" ANN TANNER , 53, passed away on Feb. 8, 2018, after a long illness. Tanner graduated first in her class from the University of Texas School of Nursing in 1986. She worked as a pediatric ICU nurse at Texas Children's Hospital and Norton Kosair Children's Hospital. She later attended the University of Louisville Law School, graduating second in her class in 1994. She was a partner with ompson Miller & Simpson, where she was a brilliant trial lawyer and displayed a keen understanding of medicine. She represented many hospitals and medical providers in Kentucky and throughout the United States. She was much loved by all who knew her. She was kind and generous, and her wit and soft voice made everyone listen. She touched many lives, and her talents and friendship will be missed by her family and her many friends. e above information for Millicent Tanner was pulled from a version that appeared on the Pearson Funeral Home website. To access the full obituary, visit: http://www.pearsonfuneralhome.com/obituaries/ Millicent-Tanner/#!/Obituary. ROBERT J. BONHERT , 82, of Louisville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at Westport Place Health Care with his family by his side. He was known to friends and family simply as "Bob." Bohnert was a man of integrity. His compassion, patience, good counsel, wisdom, and humor were, and remain, examples to all. He was born June 6, 1935, in Louisville a son of the late Hector W. Bohnert and Bertha A. Miller Bohnert. Bohnert was a 1953 graduate of St. Xavier High School and a 1964 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Law. He was looking forward to celebrating his 45th year as an Assistant Jefferson County Attorney. e above information for Robert J. Bohnert was pulled from a version that appeared in the Courier-Journal from Jan. 8 to Jan. 10, 2018. To access the full obituary, visit: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ louisville/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=187767825. DONALD PRATHER , age 61, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Prather was a partner for 32 years at Riggs, Prather, Rat- liff, and Bullock Law Office. He was a member of First Christian Church and a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife Greta B. Prather, his children, Virginia Pearce ( Joshua), Martin Prather and Anne Prather, step-children, Charles Crews and Greg Crews (Amanda), grandchild Ellie Peerce and three step-grandchildren Brody, Caitlyn and Lucille Crews, sister Sarah Martin Haydon (Tom), brother Stewart Lang Prather (Donna), aunts Frankie Stewart and June Rolph, and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. e above information for Donald Prather was pulled from a version that appeared in the Sentinel News. To access the full obitu- ary, visit: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sentinelnews/obituary. aspx?pid=187661540. RAYMOND LINDY SHELTON , 89, of Louisville passed away Tues- day, Jan. 2, 2018, at Westport Place. Shelton was born Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, 1928. He began his career as an announcer at WHAS Television, signing the station on in 1950. During 25 years there, his principal sponsor was Greater Louisville First Federal, for them he was spokesperson for more than 40 years. Highlights of his career included the American Bar Association Award; winning the Ed Sullivan local announcer audition; and winning the CBS Summer Announcer audition for staff work in New York. From 1975 until retirement he served as Public Relations Director and V.P. at Ken- tucky's largest Savings & Loan, Greater Louisville First Federal. While working at WHAS TV he began the practice of law and continued for more than 50 years, with memberships in Kentucky and Louisville Bar associations. He was a long-time member of the Downtown Kiwanis Club and the Brooks and Oak DuPont Manual Alumni Association. e above information for Raymond Lindy Shel- ton was pulled from a version that appeared in the Courier-Journal from Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, 2018. To access the full obituary, visit: https:// www.legacy.com/obituaries/louisville/obituary.aspx?pid=187734380.

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