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March 26, 2009

Rhonda Sue Clift
Rhonda Sue Clift, 43, of Dillsboro, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2009, unexpectedly at Dearborn County Hospital. She was born May 23, 1965 in Dearborn County to Rondald Ritter and Bonnie Stopher Ritter. She married Carl "Chris" Clift on February 16, 1982 and he survives.
Other survivors include two children: Christopher Raymond Clift of Dillsboro and Renda Clift (Noah Stamper) of Dillsboro; four grandchildren: Kalyb, Karygan, Makiah and Aiden; two sisters: Anya Ritter and Carly and her parents: Rondald and Bonnie Ritter.
Mrs. Clift enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren drawing and taking walks in the woods. She attended Grace Baptist Church in Milan.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 28 at 1 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Milan with Pastor Charles Miller officiating. Visitation with the family will also be Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of services at the church. Memorials may be given to the family. Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

Helen V. Rollins
Helen V. Rollins, 92, of Cincinnati, OH, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2009. Funeral services are being held today, Thursday at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Greenhills. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Moores Hill. Arrangements are being handled by Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores Hill.

Alice Fay Mickens Mills
Alice Fay Mickens Mills, 81, of Osgood, passed away Monday, March 23, 2009 at Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born July 29, 1927 in Jennings County, the daughter of Glen C. and Ethel B. Goodpaster Owens.
Survivors include son, Patrick Alan Tucker of Mesa, AZ; daughter, Lona Gail Case of Osgood; brothers, Charles, Joe, John and Jim Owens all of Osgood, and Gene Owens of Bedford, Ky.; sisters, Lou Trueblood of Salem, Ky., and Georgia Adkinson of Elrod; three grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two step grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Jim Mickens one son, Bruce Wayne Tucker; four brothers, Dennis, Russell, Harold Edward and Rowley Dale Owens; one grandchild, Scott A. Tucker; and one great grandchild, Keith Alan Sizemore.
Mrs. Mills was a past member of the Osgood American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
Visitation is being held today, Thursday, at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood from 9-11 a.m., with funeral services immediately following. Burial will be in Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the family’s choice. Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood is handling arrangements.

William Thomas "Tom" Hart
William Thomas "Tom" Hart, 94, of Lawrenceburg, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2009. Visitation will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the St. John Lutheran Church Bellaire in Lawrenceburg with funeral services immediately following. Pastor Marlyn Nelson will officiate. Burial will follow in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Lawrenceburg. Memorials may be made to the St. John Lutheran Church Bellaire or Lawrenceburg Rescue Unit. Please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card. Rullman Hunger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

March 19, 2009

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March 12, 2009

Thomas Boyd Dickson
Thomas Boyd Dickson, 47, of Greensburg, passed away Monday, March 9, 2009. Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, at 1 p.m. at the Wesleyan Church of Greensburg. Burial will be in the St. John Church Cemetery in Napoleon. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the church. Memorials may be given to South Central Indiana Hospice. Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville is in charge of arrangements.

March 5, 2009

Willard S. Jackson
Willard S. Jackson, 85, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2009 at Manderley Health Center in Osgood. He was born on November 14, 1923 in Versailles, Indiana, and was the son of Marshall and Stella (Fox) Jackson. Willard was married to Vivian (Rendleman) Guthrie on April 20, 1946. After 59 years of marriage she preceded him in death in April of 2005.
Survivors include one daughter, Marcia (Randy) McKenney of Shelbyville, Indiana; two sons: Robert L. (Peggy) Guthrie of Arlington, Tennessee and Danny (Susan) Jackson of Versailles; ten grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; three brothers: Kenneth, Hubert (Eva), and Marion (Joleh) Jackson. Willard was preceded in death by his dear daughter Pamela and three sisters: Ruth Carter, Neva Rea, and Margaret Probst.
Willard Jackson was a lifelong Ripley County citizen and his Versailles area ancestry dates to the early 1800’s. He was a 1941 graduate of Versailles High School and a WWII Veteran. In February of 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was shipped to the Naval Training Station Great Lakes, Illinois for ‘boot’ camp. During his tenure in the United States Navy he served on the USS California, was a student at Wabash College under the accelerated Navy V-12 program to develop commissioned officers, was stationed in Philadelphia, Norfolk, Bremerton, and in the Philippine Islands during the island’s liberation from the Japanese. Willard was awarded: The Victory Medal, American Area Medal, Philippines Liberation Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged from the Navy on May 9, 1946.
Willard was a member of Tanglewood Baptist Church for over 70 years and served in various capacities including that of church deacon. He was a farmer, construction homebuilder with Williams Home Building of Madison, and department of natural resources employee.
A graveside memorial service will be held at the Tanglewood Church Cemetery on Monday, April 20, 2009 at 5 p.m., the 63rd anniversary of Vivian and Willard’s wedding day.
Memorials may be made to Tanglewood Baptist Cemetery.

Calvin Lee Green
Calvin Lee Green, 50, of Osgood, passed away, Sunday, March 1, 2009. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 6, at Osgood Nazarene Church. Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood is in charge of arrangements.

Lois J. Keller Ralston
Lois J. Keller Ralston, 74, of Madison, passed away Monday, March 2, 2009. Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, at Calvary Baptist Church, Madison, at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the Hebron Cemetery near Madison. Visitation will be from 11:00 a .m. until time of the service at the church on Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Ann (BeDunnah) Norris
Frances Ann (BeDunnah) Norris, 91, of Ford City, PA, formerly of Moores Hill, passed away, Friday, February 27, 2009. Graveside services will be held Friday, March 6 at 11 a.m. at Forest Hill Cemetery at Moores Hill. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or Orphans of the Storm. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.