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Mary Lou Ricketts

On the morning of August 14, 2015, Mary Lou Ricketts, 86, passed away peacefully at Decatur County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Rexville on June 8, 1929, and was a long-time resident of Greensburg. Mary Lou will be remembered by many for her work at Shoe Tree, YMCA, Delta Faucet and her volunteer work at the hospital. She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Greensburg and most recently was attending The Sandcreek Baptist Church.

Mary Lou is survived by her daughter Linda (Leslie) Evans of Greensburg; son Wayne (Chris) Ricketts of Greensburg; daughter Susan (Chris) Schott of Mason, OH; seven grandchildren - Julie (Bill) Wenning, Mike Evans, Robert Evans, Donnie Ricketts, Phillip Ricketts, Eric Waters, Christopher (Amanda) Waters; five great grandchildren; brother-in-law Maxwell Napper, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 55 years, Marvin Ricketts, mother Nelda Smith, sister Marita Napper, and grandparents Roy and Ada Kirk.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, August 18 from 4-7 p.m. at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, Greensburg. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19 also at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Shelby Christian Cemetery in southern Ripley County. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of Decatur County. Online condolences may be made to the family at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, Greensburg, is entrusted with arrangements.

Melvin L. “Bud” King, Sr.

Melvin L. “Bud” King Sr., 86, of Dillsboro, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 15, at Hope Baptist Church, Dillsboro. Burial followed in Rising Sun Old Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Hope Baptist Church. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill was entrusted with arrangements. Box 156 Moores Hill, In. 47032 812-744-3280. Go to to leave an online condolence message.

Ola Parker Mehring

Ola Parker Mehring, 96, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015, at the Waters of Dillsboro. Ola was born Thursday, April 3, 1919 in Madison County, Kentucky, the daughter of Arthur and Bertha (Powell) Barrett. She married Farris Berkley Parker in 1937 and he preceded her in death in 1959. She later married Harvey L. Mehring in 1961 and he preceded her in death in 1983.

Ola was a former employee of the Milan Hospital and a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Sunman. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, embroidering, drinking Pepsi, watching television, and going to Walmart.

Ola is survived by son, Carl Jerome (Bonnie) Parker of Versailles; brothers Delbert (Norma Jean) Barrett and Joseph Barrett; sisters Dorothy Geisler, Cindy Rogers, Geraldine Houston, and Delora (Wally) Likens; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and many many friends. She was also preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday August 19 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home with Rev. Hobert Brandenburg officiating. Burial will follow in Craven Cemetery at Milan. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday. Expressions of sympathy may be given to the Activity Fund of the Waters of Dillsboro. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements: 707 S. Main St, PO Box 243, Milan, In. 47031 812-654-2141. Go to to leave an online condolence message.

William Brian Stanley

William Brian Stanley, 44, of Moores Hill , passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015. Funeral services will be held today, Tuesday, August 14 at 8 p.m. at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores HIll. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. the same day. Memorials may be made to the family.

John R. Campbell

John R. Campbell, 81, of Sunman, was born on July 26, 1934, in Busy, Kentucky, the son of Abijah (A.B.) and Mary Hoskins Campbell. On June 18, 1955, John married Shirley M. Lattire at St. Johns in Penntown. He passed away Friday, August 14, 2015 at Ripley Crossing in Milan.

John worked with computers and data processing. John was a lifetime member of the Sunman Church of Christ where he was treasurer and music director for many years. He was also a member of the Sunman Chamber of Commerce, the Kenneth L. Driver Post, Sunman American Legion, and served on the Sunman Town Council for 20 years. John loved his community, volunteering many hours.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley M. Campbell; daughter, Julie (Allen) Brock of Sunman; grandchildren, Kyle (Beth) Brock, Corey (Erica) Brock, and Morgan Brock; great grandchildren, Gracelynn, Johnathon, Brian and Emma; sister, Laverne March of Lawrenceburg; brothers, Eugene Campbell of Canyon Lake, CA, and Jack Campbell of Cincinnati, OH, and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Edith Robinson, and brothers, Sam, Arlie, Floyd, Ed and Earl Campbell.

John chose to donate his body to medical science at the University of Cincinnati and no public services are planned at this time. Memorial donations in his honor can be directed to Sunman Church of Christ at PO Box 207, Sunman, or to the Sunman Park Expansion Project, PO Box 31, Sunman. Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, Sunman, was entrusted with arrangements.

David Gilland

David Gilland entered into rest Thursday, August 13, 2015.Funeral services were held Sunday, August 16, 2015, at Elliott Sons Funeral Home-Lumpkin Road Chapel in Augusta, Georgia.

Mr. Gilland was a member of Chapter 44 Good Sams. He served in the United States Army for a total of 16 ½ years. He will be greatly missed. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Sue (Taylor) Gilland; children, Tina Marie (John) Williams and Charlie (William) Buehler; brother, Tony Gilland; sisters, Dora Lynn McIntosh and Kathy Muse; and grandchildren, Toni Williams, Becky Williams, and David Buehler.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 1725, Augusta, Georgia 30903 or to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 15923, Augusta, Georgia 30919-7923. Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Augusta, Georgia, were entrusted with arrangements.

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