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Obituaries

  • Wanda Lee Banks, 69

    BEDFORD, Ky.—Wanda Lee (McCarty) Banks, 69 of Bedford, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 at her residence.  Born January 12, 1946 in Salyersville, she was the daughter of Marcus and Effie Margaret (Burton) McCarty, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one infant sister, Margaret M. McCarty; five brothers Thurman McCarty, Delmer McCarty, Kenneth McCarty, Junior McCarty and Glen McCarty.

  • Bernice Jackson McGuire, 88

    CARROLLTON, Ky.—Bernice Jackson McGuire 88, of Carrollton, died Jan. 22, 2015 at Green Valley Health and Rehab in Carrollton. She was born on June 22, 1926 in Carrollton to the late Arthur Sampson Jackson and Lena Williams Jackson.
    Bernice is survived by her children: Gary McGuire (Kathi) of Bedford, Shelia McAlister (“Bimp”) of Carrollton; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother: Wm. Vernon Jackson, a sister: Helen Jackson Rose, and grandson Shawn McAlister.

  • Priscilla J. Morgan, 71

    MILTON, Ky.—Priscilla J. Adams Morgan, 71 of Milton, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 at Hanover Health & Rehab Center, Hanover, Ind.
    She was born June 8, 1943 in Madison, Ind., to Raymond Adams and Mary Hall Adams Straub.
    She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Gossom (Eddy) of Milton; her son, Jeff Morgan (Lisa) of Bedford; five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, two great granddaughters, her sister, Janet Greenwood of Milton, her sister-in-law who was like a sister to her, Edna Adams Smith of Kent, Ind.; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  • Dorothy Jean Perry, 84

    BEDFORD, Ky.—Dorothy Jean “Dotsie” Perry died Jan. 20, 2015 at her residence in Bedford. She was born on July 7, 1930 to the late Cecil Yeager and Ella Mae Gammons Yeager.
    She is survived by her son: Gary Graham (Lisa) of Bedford; six grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
    “Dotsie” was preceded in death by her husband Ewing Perry, daughter Suzanne Graham, and one great-grandson, Christopher Goodin.

  • Rosa May Walcott, 77

    sa May Smith Scott Powell Walcott, 77 of Shelbyville, Ind., passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Hope, Ind., surrounded by her family to be with the Lord.
    Born Feb. 11, 1937 in Trimble County, Rosa was the daughter of James Henry and Ollie Blanche Griffith Smith.

  • 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,