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Obituaries

  • Irene E. Nevitt, 91

    CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky.—Irene E. Nevitt, 91, of Campbellsburg, died on Jan. 12, 2015 at Baptist Healthcare in LaGrange. Irene was born in Dubois, Ind., on June 13, 1923 to the late William Thimling and Margaret Meyer Thimling.
    She is survived by her daughter Sharen Clem of Campbellsburg; three grandchildrenand one great-granddaughter.
    Irene was preceded in death by her parents; husband Charles Richard Nevitt of 55 years; her siblings Emma Schott, Adleen Schott, Oleta Nigg and Paul Thimling.  

  • Danette Wright Shelley, 95

    BEDFORD, Ky.—Danette Wright Shelley, 95, of Bedford, died Jan. 15, 2015 at Signature Healthcare in Bedford. She was born on August 18, 1919 to the late Gilbert and Hallie Yancey Wright.
    Danette was a devoted member of Milton Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time tending to her garden and her flowers. She loved her family and enjoyed every moment she got to spend with her children and grandchildren.

  • Glen Allen Ashcraft, 42

    MILTON, Ky.—Glen Allen Ashcraft, 42 of Milton, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 at The King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Madison, Ind.

  • Joy Renea McDowell Decker, 51

    MILTON, Ky.—Joy Renea McDowell Decker, 51 of Milton, died at her residence on Dec. 24, 2014. She was born on Sept. 24, 1963 in Carrollton to Johnnie and Ella Jean Adams McDowell.
    Joy is survived by her parents Johnnie and Ella McDowell of Bedford; her husband Robert Decker of Milton; her children: Natasha Taylor (Darren) of Milton and Ryan Callis (Courtney) of Bedford; her siblings: Gary Callis of Bedford, Janet Fisher of Bedford, Larry Callis (Kim) of Frankfort, and Terry McDowell of Madison, Ind.; and two grandchildren.

  • Viola Rahe Handlon Giltner, 90

    LEXINGTON, Ind.—Viola Rahe Handlon Giltner, 90 of Lexington, Ind., died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Clark County Memorial Hospital, Jeffersonville, Ind. She was born July 6, 1924 in Trimble County near Milton to Elmer and Mary Wentworth Handlon.
    She is survived by her daughter Cheryl Smith (Mike Morrison) of Lexington, Ind.; her son, Richard Giltner, Sr. of Lexington, Ind.; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

  • Robert ‘Bobby’ Darrell McQueary, 51

    MADISON, Ind.—Robert “Bobby” Darrell McQueary, age 51 of Madison, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014 at his residence. Born Feb. 16, 1963 in Lancaster, Kentucky, he was the son of Cecil Harrison and Darlene Marie (Broaddus) McQueary, who preceded him in death.
    He is survived by his wife Betty Prather McQueary of Madison; his daughter Christina Hope Watterson (Wesley) of Madison; two sisters Teri Ann Graves (Garnie) of Madison and Ceneita Cheryl Tingle (Tony) of Milton; his brother Joseph Layne McQueary of Milton; three grandchildren and other relatives.

  • James Harvey Reeves, 89

    MADISON, Ind.—James Harvey Reeves, 89 of Madison Ind., formerly of Campbellsburg, Ky., died on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 in Madison, Ind., at the King’s Daughter’s Hospital.
    James was born on December 4, 1925 in English, Ky., to the late Bennie Reeves and Bessie (Sims) Reeves. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant.
    He is survived by two children, Shirley Bergren of Surprise, Ariz., and Stephen May (Cathy) of Indianapolis, Ind.; his brothers and sisters: Minnie Pyles of Pendleton,

  • Nannie Sullivan, 83

    BEDFORD, Ky.—Nannie Sullivan, 83 of Bedford, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014 at the Signature Health Care in Bedford. She was born in Trimble County on April 6, 1931, the daughter of Mortan and Emily Mikesell Hackney.
    She is survived by two sons, Doug Joyce of Bedford and Greg Joyce of Milton; one sister, Judy Kelley; two brothers, Benny Hackney and Curt Hackney; one grandchild, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

  • Robert D. Welsh, 86

    CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky.—Robert D. Welsh, 86 of Campbellsburg, died on Dec. 26, 2014 at Norton Hospice in Louisville. He was born on Sept. 12, 1928 to the late William Welsh and Emma Tharp Welsh. He was a United States Air Force veteran.
    He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joan Smalley Welsh of Campbellsburg; his children: Dennis Robert Welsh and Dana Kay Creech, both of Louisville; his sister, Emma Jean Pate (Lee) of English, Ky., and two grandsons.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers and sisters.

  • Samantha Michelle Eldridge, 24

    BEDFORD, Ky. — Samantha Michelle Eldridge, 24 of Bedford, died Dec. 19, 2014 at her residence in Bedford. She was born on Jan. 28, 1990 to Leslie A. Eldridge and Cheryl A. Purlee Baker.