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Obituaries

  • Beatrice Oak Hamilton, 93

    CARROLLTON, Ky. – Beatrice “Dill” Oak Hamilton, 93, of Carrollton died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at King’s Daughter’s Hospital in Madison, Ind.

    Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 27, at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home, 809 Highland Ave., Carrollton, with the Rev. Eric Newcomer officiating. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton.

    Mrs. Hamilton was born April 13, 1915, in Carrollton to the late Jesse E. and Mary Ellen (Sutherland) Oak.

  • Janet Ainslie Somerville Ewing, 104

    MADISON, Ind. – Janet Ainslie Somerville Ewing, 104, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at her home in Madison.

    Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 25, at Morgan and Nay Funeral Center, 325 Demaree Drive, Madison, Ind., with the Revs. Aaron O’Dell and J.L. Ewing officiating. Burial was in the Bedford I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Bedford, Ky.

    Mrs. Ewing was born Dec. 2, 1903, in Trimble County to the late George and Mary Virginia (Wood) Somerville. She lived most of her life in Trimble County, moving to Madison in 1987.

  • Mable Betty Boaz, 89

    MILTON, Ky. – Mable Betty Boaz, 89, Milton, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at Baptist Hospital Northeast Hospice Unit in La Grange, Ky.

    Mrs. Boaz was born born April 6, 1919, in Carroll County to the late Spencer and Esther Wheeler Maxwell.

    She was a homemaker, enjoyed working with flowers and being with her family.

    Survivors include a son, Raymond Boaz, Milton; a daughter, Nellie Boaz, Milton; two sisters, Margaret Polley, Milton, and Mary Jacobs, Madison, Ind.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

  • Arlie B. Whitaker, 77

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Arlie B. Whitaker of Lexington died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, in Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, Wilmore, Ky.

    Funeral services were Saturday at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive, Madison,

    Ind., with Lt. John Rudd officiating. Full military honors were conducted at the graveside by The Ceremonial Unit from Fort Knox and Jefferson County, Ind., Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

    Masonic services were conducted Friday by the Dupont Masonic Lodge No. 419 at the funeral home. Burial was at the Dupont Cemetery, Dupont, Ind.

  • Aaron Austin, 97

    MARIEMONT, Ohio – Aaron Austin, 97, of Mariemont died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008.

    Mr. Austin served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Pacific Theatre during World War II.

    Survivors include his wife, Ruth Austin, a resident of New Horizons Assisted Living in Carrollton, Ky.; a daughter, Elaine Friday;  and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Ruby Wade; a son, Myron Austin; and two sisters, Pearl Weissman and Selma Zeff.

  • Rosemary C. Ramsey

    CARROLLTON, Ky. – Rosemary C. Ramsey, 71 of Carrollton died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, in Carrollton.

    A Mass of Christian Burial was said Friday, Oct. 17, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 507 Fifth St., Carrollton, with the Rev. Kavungal Davy officiating. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton.

    Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home, 509 Highland Ave., Carrollton, was in charge of arrangements.

    Mrs. Ramsey was born May 8, 1937, to the late Thomas Leroy and Cora (England) Cope in Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio.

  • Verda Delbert Crafton, 85

    BEDFORD, Ky. – Verda Delbert Crafton, 85, of Bedford died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at the Hanover Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hanover, Ind.

    Services were Friday, Oct. 17, at the Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive, Madison, Ind., with the Rev. Vickie Perkins officiating. Burial was in Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Ky.

    Full military honors were conducted at graveside by Jefferson Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

    Mr. Crafton was born Aug. 10, 1923, in Trimble County to the late Wilbur and Laura (Williams) Crafton.

  • William H. Ford

    WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. – William H. “Billy” Ford, 89, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at Grant Manor in Williamstown.

    Services were Monday, Oct 20 at Ransdell Funeral Home, 7101 Campbells-burg Road, Campbells-burg, Ky., with the Rev. Carl Rucker officiating. Burial was in Port Royal Cemetery, Port Royal, Ky. Military honors were conducted at graveside.

    Mr. Ford was born Oct. 18, 1919, in Henry County to the late Arthur and Eliza Ford.

  • Tim G. Keller, 48

    Tim G. Keller, 48, of Bedford, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 at Baptist Hospital North East in LaGrange.

    Born April 14, 1960 in Texas, he was the son of William Henry and Marie Clark Keller.

    Tim was a Constable in Trimble County. He also enjoyed hunting, croquet, and church softball.

  • Kenneth C. Wood, 77

    CARROLLTON, Ky. – Kenneth C. Wood, 77, of Carrollton died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at New Horizons Assisted Living Center in Carrollton.

    Services were Monday, Oct. 20, at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home, 809 Highland Ave., Carrollton, with Dr. Bob Brocious officiating. Burial was in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Carrollton.

    Mr. Wood was born March 26, 1931, to the late William Alexander and Ella Florence (Bell) Wood in Falmouth, Pendleton County, Ky.

    He was a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.