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Leo F. Fentress

Leo Freedom Fentress, 84, Georgetown, died Tuesday morning, April 29, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.
A native of Falls of Rough, Ky., born May 11, 1918, he was the son of the late Ferd and Lydia Cannon Fentress.
After graduating in 1938 from Short Creek High School, he moved to Louisville, where he operated grocery stores and a milk route. He moved to Floyd County in 1952 and continued his milk route, farmed and drove a school bus. He also ran a business in Galena, and worked for the Indiana Dept. of Revenue and the old Army Ammunition Plant at Charlestown. Fentress became active in Floyd County politics, serving as a precinct committeeman in Georgetown Township and as the Democratic party chairman for seven years. He later served on the county council, planning commission, library board and the building authority, all in Floyd County. He was a mason and past master of the Georgetown Lodge, and a member of Edwardsville United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Taletha Litsey, and two brothers, William and Victor Fentress.
Survivors include two sons, Tim and David Fentress; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral: Saturday, May 3, at Edwardsville United Methodist Church with burial in Tunnel Hill Cemetery. Arrangements: Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Edwardsville United Methodist Church.