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The Versailles Republican

April 9, 2015 • Obituaries

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James “Jim” Holman

James “Jim” Holman, 48, of Holton, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 6, 201,5 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville. He was born at Greensburg on October 1, 1966, the son of Leon and Mossie Newman Holman. He was married to Paula Craig on November 14, 1998 and she survives.

Other survivors include his mother Mossie Fultz of Versailles; four sons James P. Holman of Versailles, William (Alisha) Holman of Madison, Dewey E. Holman of Hanover, and Jerrod Holman of Holton; two daughters Carol Jo (Terry) Malone of Holton, and Kayla Holman of Madison and her fiancé Dustin Hogston; eight grandchildren; one brother Dewey L. Holman of Madison; three sisters Kathy (Jeff) Burton of North Vernon, Christy Fox of Dallas, Texas, and Lisa (David) Slimco of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his father, and his stepfather Phil Fultz.

Mr. Holman was employed at the Versailles State Park and had also been a concrete contractor with his father. He was also a former employee of Lowe’s in North Vernon and the Napoleon Locker. Jim’s past time was his family, but he loved dirt track racing. He raced his Number 7 car at Seymour, Lawrenceburg, Brownstown and Vernon, just to mention a few of the tracks where he was so well known. Jim was not just known as a driver at these tracks but as one who built cars and helped other drivers as well.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 10 at 11 a.m. at the Dabney Baptist Church with Bro. Butch Woodell officiating. Burial will be in the Otter Creek Cemetery at Nebraska. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10 a.m. until time of services Friday at the church. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

Ethel Mills

Ethel Mills, 94, of Versailles, passed away at 10 p.m., Monday, April 6, 2015 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born at Barboursville in Knox County, Kentucky on September 11, 1920, the daughter of John and Phema Grills Jones. She was married to Jeff Mills on January 4, 1940 and he preceded her in death on December 28, 1990.

Survivors include one son Delmar (Brenda) Mills of Versailles; three grandchildren Matthew (Angel) Mills of Holton, Malena Hunger of Versailles, and Michelle (Phil) Owens of Brownstown; six great-grandchildren; three sisters Bessie Clipp and Hazel Randolph both of Jeffersonville, and Flora Cooper of Greensboro, North Carolina. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Arnold, Shelby, Ernest, Clofus, Grover, Otis, Clifton, and Garnet Jones, and her sisters Effie Day and Thelma Jones.

Mrs. Mills was employed for 27 years with Reliance Electric in Madison where she worked as a coil winder. She had also been employed with the Delaney Wood Heel factory in Versailles and had worked part time at Ohio Rod in Versailles. She enjoyed sewing and quilting, but was best known in Versailles for her yard and “weedless” flower beds which you could see her working in well past her 90th birthday. Ethel attended the Cedar Creek Community Church.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 11, at 11 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Michael Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be on Friday from 5-7 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Cliff Hill Cemetery or the Cedar Creek Community Church in care of the funeral home.

Anthony R. “Tony” Caudill

Anthony R. “Tony” Caudill, 54, of Moores Hill, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 10, at the Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill, with burial following in Forest Hill Cemetery at Moores Hill. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 9, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. 16717 Manchester St. Box 156 Moores Hill, In 47032. 812-744-3280. Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.

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