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November 29, 2012

Randall Hampton

Randall Hampton, 68, of Moores Hill, passed away Wednesday November 28, 2012. Funeral services will be Sunday, December 2, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday December 1, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Family. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan entrusted with arrangements. Visit www.lawscarrmoore-.com to sign the online guest book.

Wilma Jordan

Wilma Jordan passed away at Ripley Crossing in Milan. Arrangements are pending at Laws-Carr-Moore, Milan.

Robert "Bob" Lee Richmond

Robert "Bob" Lee Richmond, 87, of Moores Hill passed away Monday, November 26, 2012. Funeral services will be Thursday November 29, at 12 p.m. at Trinity Christian Center in Lawrenceburg with burial following in South Sparta Cemetery south of Moores Hill. Visitation will also be Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to Trinity Christian Center. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill is entrusted with arrangements. Visit www.sibbettmoore.-com to sign the online guest book.

November 22, 2012

John Douglas Walker

John Douglas Walker, 76, of Midwest City, passed away Thurs., Nov. 15, 2012 at Mercy Hospital, Oklahoma City. He was born Feb. 15, 1936 in Allais, Kentucky, the son of Elizabeth and Burtis Walker. He married Linda S. Walker and she survives.

Other survivors include three sons, John Walker of Annandale, VA., Steven Walker of Tulsa, and Kurt Walker of McKinney, TX., stepchildren, Damon Parker of Las Vegas, NV., Annessa Parker of Midwest City, Jason Lum of Midwest City; three brothers, Chester, Roger (aka Donald Ray Bowman), and Frank Walker; sister, Elizabeth Albin; and six grandchildren, Paige, Molly, Carter, Preston, Darby and Ava.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers George (aka Timothy Hagemann), and Huston Walker; sisters, Sue Myers, Sylvia Asher, Elvira Kilgore; and granddaughter, Katy Walker.

Mr. Walker was in the US Air Force, retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant in 1977, after more than 21 years active duty. Following his military career he worked as a civil servant for the Defense Department and Bureau of Public Debt, Dept. of Treasury. He was a Master Mason, a member of the Southern Baptist denomination and an avid outdoors man.

Barnes Friederich Funeral Home, Midwest City, OK., was entrusted with the arrangements.

November 15, 2012

Richard A. Brown

Richard A. Brown, 91, of Aurora, passed away very suddenly on Friday, November 9, 2012, while enjoying one of his favorite pastimes, fishing. Richard was born on September 17, 1921 in Switzerland County, the son of Everett Brown and Hazel Whitham Brown.

Richard graduated from Patriot High School, class of 1938, and served his country in the US Army from 1942 until 1946. He served during WWII in Central Europe and received many medals and commendations.

In 1947, he married Eva Newman and she passed away in 1972. In 1984, he married Susie Hill, and she passed away in 2001.

Richard was employed at GE for over 30 years. He was a member of the Dearborn Baptist Church and loved his God. His children and grandchildren were very important to him. He enjoyed traveling with both of his wives, and was an avid Cincinnati Reds baseball fan. He absolutely loved fishing on farm ponds, and would always give the fish away that he caught.

Richard was a resident of Dillsboro until he married Susie Hill, and then he moved to Aurora.

Survivors include two sons, Terry (Donna) Brown of Milan and Roy (Rita) Brown of Aurora; one daughter, Kathryn (Paul) Moore of Dillsboro; two stepsons, Pastor Charles (Martha) Hill of Aurora and Dan (Pat) Hill of Milan; one stepdaughter, Linda (Jim) McElfresh of Aurora; 17 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; one brother, Arthur Brown; three sisters, Mary Ravenscraft, Lelia Hargis and Evelyn Sams.

Richard was preceded in death by both of his wives, Eva and Susie; two brothers, Lester and Norman Brown; one sister, Delores Brown; one grandson, Richard Moore; and one great grandson, Joseph Calvert.

Funeral services for Richard will be Friday, November 16 at 11 a.m. at Dearborn Baptist Church, Aurora (near Manchester), with Brother Rob Smith, Pastor Darrell Sparks, and Pastor Robert Estes officiating. Burial will follow at New Liberty Cemetery in East Enterprise, with military rites performed by Dillsboro American Legion Post 262. Friends may meet his family on Thursday, November 16 at Dearborn Baptist Church from 4-8 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Dearborn Baptist Church or to Dearborn County Water Rescue. Arrangements are entrusted to DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro.

Lila Lucille "Gran" Thompson Finke

Lila Lucille "Gran" Thompson Finke, age 88 of Athens, GA., formerly of Gainesville, GA. and Versailles, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012. Graveside services were held Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Floral Hills Cemetery in Tucker, GA. Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, GA, was in charge of arrangements.

Ioata Ann "Rusty" Green

Ioata Ann "Rusty" Green, 79, passed away Monday, November 12, 2012 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born September 11, 1933 in Batesville. Her parents were Hervey and Susie Ellis Linville. She married Joseph Harold Green on December 11, 1964 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Napoleon.

Rusty resided in the Napoleon area most of her life. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church where she had served on various committees including alter care. She was a past employee of the US Shoe Corporation for many years until her retirement.

After retiring, she began a new adventure in her life and became a hairdresser and businesswoman. She opened the Rustic Barn Styling Boutique in Napoleon. Rusty served the community for many years providing great service and wonderful friendship. Camping became a wonderful avenue for relaxation and weekly enjoyment. Her husband Joe and she would adventure to many campgrounds near and far. Traveling alone or with camping buddies, they enjoyed many starry nights around the campfire.

Survivors include son, Steve (Cathy) Green of Osgood; daughters, Debra (Jerry) Russell of Versailles, Terri (Roger) Toops of Osgood, Connie (John) Saylor of Nashville, TN, and Sherri Shadday & fiance David Bradshaw of Osgood; sister, Eileen Borgman of Osgood; several grandchildren and great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Green on July 19, 2012; three brothers, Gordon, Herbert "Randy", and Lawrence Linville; and one sister, Leoata "Blackie" Linville Byard.

Funeral services will be Thursday, November 15, at Hopewell Baptist Church, Holton, at 11:00 a.m. She will lie in state at the church from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Napoleon. Memorials may be given to the Napoleon Fire Department. Arrangements are being handled by Neal's Funeral Home, Osgood. www.nealsfuneral-home.net.

Edwin Sizemore

Edwin Sizemore, 70, of Versailles, passed away Wed., Nov. 14, 2012 in Port Charlotte, Florida.  Services are pending at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles.

Estol M. Werner

Estol M. Werner, 80, of Milhousen, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at his home. He was born near Cross Plains on March 3, 1932, the son of Herman and Leola Smith Werner. He was married to Maxine Knowlton at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Olean on February 1, 1964, and she preceded him in death on June 13, 2009.

Survivors include one sister, Esther (Raymond) Geisler of Versailles; two sisters-in-law, Marie Werner of Greenfield and Katie Werner of Versailles, along with several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers Herman Jr. (Duke) and Norman.

Mr. Werner was an Army veteran of the Korean War where he served at the rank of Sergeant with the 3rd battalion of the 17th Infantry. He received the Korean Service Ribbon with one bronze star, the United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, and the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. He was a former employee of Bruns-Gutzwiller Construction in Batesville, where he worked as a bricklayer.

Estol was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Olean, the Versailles American Legion, and Laborer's International Union Local 741.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 12 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles, with Pastor Dennis Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery at Olean with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services. Memorials may be given to the St. Paul's Cemetery Fund or St. Paul's Lutheran Church Improvement Fund.

November 8, 2012

Oans Chavis Miller

Oans Chavis Miller, 81, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at the King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison. He was born in Magoffin County, Kentucky on January 4, 1931, the son of McCoy and Thelma Keeton Miller. He was married to Bonnie Gevedon on July 14, 1956 and she survives.

Other survivors include five sons, Clinton Chavis (Christina), Ralph Oans (Jennifer), Rondall Gary, Randall Lee (Tammy), and Anthony Dwayne (Sharon) Miller all of Versailles; one daughter, Vonda Sue (Larry) Miller of Osgood; grandchildren, Matthew (Bridget), Travis, Baili, and Maggie Miller all of Osgood, Brent (Brandy) Miller of Canaan, and Patrick (Sarah), Gereod, Andrea, Alex, and Kendall Miller all of Versailles; great grandchildren, Aaden, Clay, Brantley, and Madelyn Miller; four brothers, Dean (Evelyn) and Charles (Ann) Miller both of Osgood, and Johnnie (Donna) and Grover (Cathy) Miller both of Versailles; four sisters, Reva Mullins, Helen (Gene) Bauman, and Susan (Joe) Owens all of Osgood, and Janet (Ralph) Thompson of North Vernon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Mariah Miller, his sister Opal Smith, and brothers Henry Clay Miller and Rondal Gray Miller.

Mr. Miller retired in 2001 after 28 years with Rose Acres in North Vernon. He had also been employed with the Halcomb Home Center in Versailles, Thayer's Hatchery in Osgood, and BCA in Greensburg and in his spare time enjoyed hunting.

Chavis was a 45-year member of the Cedar Creek Community Church near Osgood.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 9 at 11 a.m. at the Cedar Creek Community Church with Rev. Garland Rudd officiating. Burial will be in the Miller Family Cemetery near Osgood. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and also from 10 a.m. until time of services Friday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Cedar Creek Church or the Miller Family Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

Faye Slayback

Faye Slayback, 83, of Morgantown and formerly of New Point, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2012. Visitation will be Saturday, November 10, from 12-2 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home, Sunman, with a 2 p.m. funeral service. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery in Sunman. Memorial donations may be directed to the charity of choice. Cook Funeral Home, Sunman, is entrusted with arrangements.

November 1, 2012

Dennis Raymond Geiser

Dennis Raymond Geiser, 74, of Brookville, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Visitation will be held Saturday, November 3 at Cook Funeral Home, Sunman, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with funeral services following at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville. Memorials may be given to the donor's choice. Cook Funeral Home, Sunman, is assisting with arrangements.

Ruth Ann Frolks Jackson

Ruth Ann Frolks Jackson, 79, of Madison, passed away Monday, October 29, 2012 at Davis Elderly Care, Hanover. She was born October 11, 1933 in Milan, the daughter of Arthur and Anna Mae Wagner Frolks. She married Leland G. "Buddy" Jackson on January 2, 1954 and he preceded her in death on July 12, 2012.

Survivors include son, Douglas (Linda) Jackson of Madison; daughter, Kathy Hillstrand of Versailles; two sisters, Path (William) Rathburn of Green Valley, Arizona and Brenda (David) Kellerman of Terre Haute; two sisters-in-law, Erma (Jim) Van Hoy of Mooresville and Ann (Don) Guin of Tyler, Texas; three grandchildren, Meghan (Shawn) Scudder, Shanna (Aaron) Smith, and Whitney Hillstrand; great grandchildren, Josie Scudder, Lillian Cox and Kohen Smith; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Ruth Ann was raised in Milan and was a 1951 graduate of Milan High School. She worked early in life for the Versailles and Milan Telephone Exchange as a clerk and cashier. She and Leland resided in Georgetown, KY, from 1972-1985 and Ruth Ann worked at Wal-Mart in the jewelry department.

Ruth Ann enjoyed quilting, sewing and cross stitch. She was of the Baptist faith and had attended the Milan Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 31 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with burial in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Memorials may be given to Versailles American Legion Leora Weare Post #173, contribution cards are available at the funeral home. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, was entrusted with arrangements.

Edward J. Roy, Jr.

Edward J. Roy, Jr., 77, of Milan, passed away Monday, October 29, 2012 at Dearborn County Hospital. He was born on February 21, 1935 in Liberty, KY, the son of Eldon Edward Roy and Serena Douglas Roy. On September 19, 1964, he was married to Jean Delores Wolsterman, and they had a dairy farm near Dillsboro for many years.

Edward was employed at CMW Plating for a long while as a racker. Edward loved flowers and could make anything grow. He had a real green thumb. He loved his animals, the cows and chickens, and enjoyed taking care of them.

Edward was a great cook, and made the best biscuits and gravy.

Edward and Jean were members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Dewberry.

Surviving are his loving wife, Jean; his children, Anthony Edward Roy (Shauna) of Milan, Kathy Jean Houston of Milan, and Mary A. Adams of Aurora; five grandchildren: Zach, Ashley, Tasha, Jennifer and Jay; two great grandchildren: Matthew and Sebastian; and one sister, Juanita Young of Bedford. He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Dewberry (5588 E. CR 900 S.) Pastor Richard Wilkie will officiate, and the interment will be in St. Paul's Cemetery in Dewberry. Memorials may be given to the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Dewberry. DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro is entrusted with arrangements.

Martha Simpson

Martha C. Simpson, 67, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at The Waters of Clifty Falls after an extended illness. She was born January 30, 1945 in Anderson. She lived in Anderson for 46 years and lived the last 32 years in Madison.

Martha is survived by her husband of 47 years, Donald Simpson of Madison; five children, Debbie (Brian) Lowhorn and Darryl (Pam) Simpson, all of Anderson, Amy Simpson of Madison, Jerry (Joy) Simpson of Richwood, OH and George Simpson (fiancée, Angela Ewing) of Madison; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Green of Burksville, KY and Mary (Wayne) Johnson of AK; numerous nieces and nephews, including Sharon Cope of Marrowbone, KY; special friend, Helen Pickel of Anderson; and her beloved pet dogs, Toby, Bo, Baby and Neesy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Bruce and Amy Robertson; two great grandchildren; brothers, Paul, Steve, Don and Phillip Robertson; and sister, Rita O'Bryant.

Martha was a homemaker and enjoyed playing bingo and pogo.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home, Anderson. Burial will follow at Pleasant Walk Cemetery.