April 3, 2014

Nellie M. Pollard

Nellie M. Pollard, 99, of Versailles passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born in Shelbyville, Kentucky on Nov. 12, 1914, the daughter of William Madison and Mary Elizabeth Morris Hall. She was married to Forest Elmer Pollard on Dec. 24, 1932, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 1987.

Survivors include three sons Elmer Lee Pollard of Mooresville, Phillip (Jan) Pollard of Bloomburg, Colorado, and Maurice (Mary Alice) Pollard of Waynesville, Ohio; one daughter Edna “Polly” (Donald) Hunger of Versailles; sons-in-law Ray Miller of Burnside, Kentucky, and Russell Knowlton of Osgood; 21 grandchildren 37 great grandchildren, and 15 great great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her daughters Elaine Miller and Janet Knowlton, daughter-in-law Patty Pollard, grandchildren Angie Hoskins, Patrick Pollard, and Betty Lou Pollard, great-grandson Little Pennington, brothers Jerry, Hart, Luther, and Chris Hall, and her sisters Tempie Yancey, Vergie Pollard, Billie James, and Hattie Hall.

Mrs. Pollard was homemaker and a member of the Ripley County Red Hatters and the Do-A-Lot Home Economics Club. Nell was also a 45-year member of the Versailles Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held Tuesday., April 1, at the Versailles Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Cantrell officiating. Burial was in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Cliff Hill Cemetery or the Angie Hoskins Memorial Fund in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles.

Richard E. Hunter

Richard E. Hunter, 57, of Osgood, was born December 16, 1956, and passed away April 1, 2014. He was the loving son of the late Charles E. and Margaret Bard Hunter.

Richard had worked as a timber cutter for Rodney Sloan Logging Company of Batesville for approximately 20 years. Other past jobs where Richard had been employed were Harrison Sand & Gravel of Harrison, Ohio and Paul Borgman Logging of Napoleon. He especially enjoyed playing pool and as his children stated, he was a very loving father and grandfather and was a “very hard worker!” He will be so deeply missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include son: Richard Eugene Hunter Jr. of Osgood; daughters: Darlene (Clinton) Lohman of Fort Wayne, Cathy (Richard) Martz of Fort Wayne, Ashley Hunter and special companion Randall Ketcham of Batesville, and Jamie Hunter of Batesville; six grandchildren; brothers: Charles Hunter of Greensburg and Elmer Hunter of Milan; sisters: Jeannie Colyer, Carolins Hunter and Janice Roberts, Pam Eaden.

Services will be held all in one day, Fri., April 4, at Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood with visitation from 4-6 p.m. with funeral services immediately following. Burial will be private. Memorials may be given to the family. Arrangements were entrusted to Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood; www.nealsfuneralhome.net.

Mary M. Skaggs

Mary M. Skaggs, 89, of Osgood and formerly of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday April 1, 2014, at Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. Mary was born Tuesday, April 8, 1924, in Casey County, Kentucky, the daughter of William Herschel and Edith Gertrude (Delk) Wooten. She married Omer Skaggs in 1940 and he preceded her in death in 1986.

Mary was a homemaker and a member of the Hope Baptist Church near Dillsboro. Mary enjoyed gardening, sewing, making quilts, and making dolls that she most graciously donated to needy children.

Mary is survived by children, Oliver Skaggs of Franklin, Freddy (Barb) Skaggs of Shelbyville, Kenny (Kathy) Skaggs of Rushville, Larry (Dawn) and Gary (Theresa) Skaggs both of Milan, Mary (Clark) Lathrem and Nadine (Ed) McCorkle both of Indianapolis, Peggy (Richard) Smith of Needham, Patricia (Larry) Bontrigger and Anna (Brian) Corsaire both of Kokomo; sister Orphe Hudson of Russell Springs, Ky, 32 grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan and again on Saturday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with services following at Freeman Family Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with Pastor Tom Holt officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville. Memorials may be made in her memory to the Ruth Lyons Childrens Fund through the funeral home. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to make an online condolence message. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. 707 S. Main St. Box 243, Milan 47031.

Joseph Paul Radvansky, Sr.

Joseph Paul Radvansky Sr., 84, of Batesville, formerly of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, passed away on March 27, 2014. No visitation will be held. Funeral services will be held St. Louis Catholic Church in Batesville at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 3. A celebration of his Life will follow at the Knights of Columbus in Batesville. Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post 271, VFW Post 3183, and Knights of Columbus Hall.

William B. Craig

William B. Craig, 74, of Milan, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Drake Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born January 18, 1940, in Dearborn County, the son of the late Wilford and Thelma (Davis) Craig.

William served in the US Army from 1958-1963. On September 2, 1961, he married the love of his life, Margaret A. Coombs. He was a Water Well Driller for Rose, Inc. for over 30 years and a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. He enjoyed woodworking and time spent with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Margaret Craig; a son, William (Janet) Craig of Milan; two daughters, Sonya Transier and Shawna Craig both of Batesville; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a brother, Rick (Betty) Haessig of Milan; four sisters, Shirley Craig of Sunman, Wanda Adams, Linda (Jr.) Campos and Beth (Clarence) Magers all of Milan; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dale Craig.

Memorial services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Cook Funeral Home, Sunman with family friend, Diane Dittmer, leading the service.

Visitation for William’s family and friends will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunman or Milan Life Squad. You may send the family a personal condolence at www.cookfuneral.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Cook Funeral Home, Sunman.

Earl Campbell

Earl Campbell, 87, of Sunman, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Visitation will be Sunday, April 6 from 1-3 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home, Sunman, with services beginning at 3 p.m. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Sunman Life Squad, Ripley Crossing for services or Sunman Church of Christ. Personal condolences can be left online at www.cookfuneral.com. Cook Funeral Home, Sunman, is in charge of arrangements.