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James Ausenbaugh

December 17, 1926 — November 27, 2017

James Driscoll Ausenbaugh age 90, of Scottsville KY passed away Monday November 27, 2017 at his residence in Scottsville. Ausenbaugh was born in Dawson Springs, KY on December 17, 1926, married and survived by Faye Ausenbaugh (Tyson), they were married for 68 years and have four daughters Jeannie McNatt (Dennis) (Louisville), Susan Barnett (Wayne)(LaGrange), Kathy Fleming (John) (Louisville), and Sally Harper (Dennis) Scottsville, a sister Janet Swilley of Dalton, GA. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, plus cousins, and a niece and nephews. Ausenbaugh was a graduate of Nebo High School, the University of Kentucky in journalism. He did graduate work at the University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University. He was a veteran of World War II in the Army Air Force. He was a retired newspaper editor and journalism professor at Western Kentucky University. He was editor of the Evansville Press, The Stars & Stripes, and the Courier-Journal (Louisville). His years in the journalism program at Western Kentucky University were capped off by being selected "Teacher of the Year" and was elected to the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. He wrote and published two books "At Sixth and Broadway" which told stories about the Courier-Journal newspaper and "A Place to Rest" a work of fiction. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10AM at Harwood & Strode Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Crescent Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00PM - 8:00PM Wednesday, November 29, 2017 and after 7:30 AM on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Harwood & Strode Funeral Home in Scottsville, KY. Memorials are suggested to the Hosparus or Alzheimer's Association.

Visitation Details

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:00pm - 8:00pm, Harwood & Strode Funeral Home

Thursday November 30, 2017 7:30am - 10:00am, Harwood & Strode Funeral Home

Service Information

Thursday November 30, 2017 10:00am, Harwood & Strode Funeral Home

Interment Details

Thursday November 30, 2017, Crescent Hill


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