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Louis Ive Leigh / January 03, 2019

Louis Ive Leigh, 78, of Chester, formerly of Halifax, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 at Chippenham Hospital. He was born in Scottsburg on July 1, 1940, son of the late Daniel Louis Leigh and Lucy Hall Leigh. He was a member of St. James Baptist Church, was a United States Army veteran and was a member of the Richmond City Police Department and retired lieutenant with the Richmond City Fire Department.

Mr. Leigh is survived by one daughter, Angela B. Jeffress (Rufus, Sr.) of Scottsburg; three grandchildren, Blair N. Jeffress, Rufus K. Jeffress Jr. and Deaundra N. Jeffress; five sisters, Rosetta Jackson, Roxie Senn, Mildred Hayes, Mary LaRoach and Lucy DeShazo; two brothers, Daniel Leigh and Marshall Leigh; one sister-in-law, Vanessa Leigh; one brother-in-law, Walter Hayes; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including Jackie Wells and Stuart Ford.

A funeral will be held Thursday, Jan. 3, at 11 a.m. at St. James Baptist Church with Rev. Phyllis Blackwell as eulogist. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing was held Wednesday, Jan. 2 with the family receiving friends at the home of Rufus and Angela Jeffress, 8107 MacDonald Road, Scottsburg.

Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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