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Funeral planned Wednesday for former Ky. Supreme Court Justice Thomas B. Spain, 85
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 4:02 AM EST
Funeral services are being held Wednesday in western Kentucky for former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Thomas B. Spain, who died Saturday at the age of 85.
The Messenger reported Spain died at the Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson near Madisonville.
Spain served as an Army judge advocate in the 1950s and practiced law starting in 1955 in Madisonville. Gov. Wendell Ford appointed Spain to the circuit court bench in 1973.
When Spain retired from the Supreme Court, he became affiliated with John C. Whitfield's law firm.
Whitfield said everyone in Spain's court knew he would hear cases fairly, and Whitfield said, "That's a pretty big legacy."
Information from: The Messenger, http://www.the-messenger.com