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September 11, 2014 • Obituaries

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September 11, 2014

Leslie N. Stratton, Jr.

Leslie N. Stratton, Jr., 59, of Holton, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis after a five month battle with leukemia. He was born at the Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville on December 2, 1954, the son of Leslie and Ruby Bultman Stratton. He was married to Vernice Owens on March 9, 1974 and she survives.

Other survivors include one son, Roger (Rhonda) Stratton of Holton; one daughter, Jennifer (Hank) Nicholson of Versailles; daughter-in-law, Katherine Hiatt of Holton; father- and mother-in-law, Joe and Susan Owens of Osgood; grandchildren, Levi Stratton, Emmett Stratton, Lanie Nicholson, Lucie Nicholson, Clint Nicholson and Emma Hiatt; one sister, Barbara (Chuck) Stevenson of Indianapolis; two brothers, Sam (Jamie) Stratton of Lafayette and Mike (Janine) Stratton of Holton. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother Carol Stratton, and his son Leslie Scott Stratton.

Mr. Stratton attended elementary and junior high school at Holton and was a 1973 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School. He served in the US Army from 1973 to 1976, where he was stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, and also at Ft. Carson, Colorado, and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He joined the Indiana State Excise Police on January 8, 1979, after having graduated from Vincennes University. He then graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy on October 5, 1979, and was assigned to the Vincennes District before transferring to the Seymour area, where he served the remainder of his career. Leslie was promoted to Sergeant on November 1, 1987, and received the department’s Educator of the Year award in 1997. He also owned and operated Jr.’s Maintenance Services for the last several years. Les was a 50-year member of the Dabney Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the Dabney Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Bell and Rev. Bob Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Dabney Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 9:30 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Dabney Baptist Church or Dabney Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

Kenneth Andrew “Kenny” McAdams

Kenneth Andrew “Kenny” McAdams, 65, of Milan, passed away Monday, September 8, 2014, at his residence. Kenny was born Tuesday November 9, 1948 in Batesville, the son of John and Della (McMurray) McAdams. He married Nancy (Smith) McAdams on June 22, 1969 and she survives.

Kenny was an Army Vietnam Veteran. He belonged to the Dillsboro American Legion and the Moores Hill Baptist Church. Kenny worked at the shoe factory in Osgood and Walmart in Aurora. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, listening to bluegrass, working on cars and wood working; and also he liked spending time with his family and friends.

Kenny is survived by his wife Nancy McAdams of Milan; daughters Andrea Craig (George Fray) of Milan, Tracey (David) Burress of Dillsboro, Debra (Ben) Wheeler of Manchester; mother Della McAdams of Moores Hill; brother Dennis (June) McAdams of Versailles; sister Lillian (Dennis) Banks of Moores Hill; five grandchildren Ashlee Hicks, Dakota Craig, Cheyenne Burress, Allison Burress, Maddy Burress; and three great-grandchildren Emlee Hicks, Kandynce Hicks, Carymn Hicks; father-in-law, mother-in-law, uncles, aunts and several cousins. Kenny was preceded in death by his father John McAdams.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Harris Long officiating. Burial will follow in Craven Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Dillsboro American Legion. Visitation will be Sunday from 12-2 p.m. also at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made in his memory to the family. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, is entrusted with arrangements. 707 South Main Street Box 243 Milan, IN 47031; (812)654-2141. Go to to leave an online condolence message.

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