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Obituaries

  • Jesse W. Gosman, 76

    Jesse W. Gosman, 76, Crestwood, died Monday, July 30, 2012.

    He was born August 1, 1935, in Milton.

    Survivors include his wife, Susie H. Gosman, Crestwood; children, Gwen Childs, Madison, Ind., Jesse Lee Gosman, Floyd Knobs, Ind., Danielle McKenzie, Beecher, Ill.; Theresa Ledford, Beecher, Ill; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother, Leon Gosman, Bedford, Ky.; sisters, Nancy Wright, Evansville, Ind and Nola McCutcheon, Lexington, Ind.

  • Howard E. Rowlett, Sr., 81

    Howard E. Rowlett Sr., 81, Vevay, Ind., formerly of Indianapolis, died July 28, 2012. The son of Lawrence J. and Mary Ellen McKay Rowlett, Howard was born Jan. 9, 1931 in Trimble County.

    Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2012 in Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Greenwood, Ind. where friends may call after 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood, Ind.

  • Elizabeth Kay Scroggins ‘Liz’ Reid, 39

    Elizabeth Kay Scroggin “Liz” Reid, 39, Madison, Ind. died Saturday, July 21, 2012 at her home in Madison, Ind. Born Nov. 7, 1972 in Scott County, Ind, she was the daughter of Donald and Mary Loar Scroggin.

    Survivors include her husband, Curtis D. Reid, her son, Dakota Michael Reid, and her daughter, Faith Noel Reid, all of Madison, Ind; parents, Donald & Mary Loar Scroggin, Hanover, Ind. and other relatives.

  • Paul L. Venard, 67

    Paul L. Venard, 67, Bedford, died Friday, Mar. 23, 2012 at Baptist Hospital North East in LaGrange, Ky. Born Mar. 31, 1944 in Hamilton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Laurance and Virginia Losh Venard.

    Survivors include three daughters, Rebecca Wigren, Madison, Ind., Elise Venard, Louisville, and Mariah Shadoan, Bedford; and three grandchildren

    Cremation was chosen.

    His family has requested memorial donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

  • Thomas W. Ely, 33

    Thomas W. Ely, 33, Bedford, died Saturday, July 7, 2012.

    Born Nov. 27, 1978, he was the son of Sandra Ely and the late Melvin Lee Ely, Jr.

    Survivors include his mother, Sandra Ely, Seymour, Ind.; sister, Angela Reyes, Tonkawa, Okla.; three brothers, Melvin Ely, III and Donald Ely, both of Bedford, and William Ely, LaGrange; two sons, Christopher Trey Ely, Pekin, Ind., and Benjamin Justice Ely, Madison, Ind., and numerous cousins.

    Services were held Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Stoess Funeral Home, Crestwood.

  • Bill Cole, 52

    Bill Cole, 52, Madison, Ind., died Monday, July 16, 2012 at Kentuckiana Medical Center, Clarksville, Ind.

    Born Aug. 3, 1959 in Madison, Ind., he was the son of Philip Samuel Cole Jr. and Wilma Jean Morris Cole Howell.

    Survivors include his wife, Melody Sims Cole, Madison, Ind; sons, Billy Cole, Jr. of Madison, Ind., Justin Richardson, Richmond, Ky.; daughters, Blaine Marie Cole, Sacramento, Calif., Amanda Cole, Columbus, Ohio, Stephanie Richardson, Madison, Ind.; six grandchildren; four brothers; one sister and other relatives.

  • Leland G. ‘Buddy’ Jackson, 82

    Leland G. “Buddy” Jackson, 82, Madison, Ind., died Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. He was born Sept. 21, 1929 in Bedford to the late Robert and Mary Anderson Jackson.

    Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Ruth Ann Frolks Jackson, Madison; one son, Douglas Jackson, Madison; one daughter, Kathy Hillstrand, Versailles, Ind.; his sisters, Erma VanHoy, Mooresville, Ind.; Ann Guin, Tyler, Texas; three grandchildren: three great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  • Hilda Mae Brown, 85

    Hilda Mae Brown, 85, Signature HealthCare, Bedford, died Tuesday, July 11, 2012 at Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange.

    Born May 5, 1927 in Carroll County, she was the daughter of Noah Meadows and Erma Chandler Meadows.

    Survivors include two sons, Terry Lee Brown, New Castle, Dana Joe Brown, Bedford; one daughter, Vickie Karen Gaither, Bedford; one brother, Raymond Meadows, Ghent; two sisters, Geneva Carrico, Carrollton, Martha Stewart, Owenton; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

  • Donald Graham ‘Donnie’ Scholl I, 88

    Donald Graham “Donnie” Scholl I, 88, Madison, Ind., died at 9:28 p.m., Monday, July 9, 2012 at The King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  • Geraldine ‘Jerry’ Hudson Hamilton, 70

    Geraldine “Jerry” Hudson Hamilton 70, of Milton, died at Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange, on July 2, 2012. Jerry was born in Madison, Ind, to the late Walter and Waunita Callis Hudson on May 26, 1942.

    Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Bayne and Staci Brierly, both of Milton; brothers Chester Hudson, Bedford, Glen Hudson and Barclay Hudson, both of Milton, Donald Hudson, Avon, MA, Robert Hudson, Madison, Ind.; sisters, Helen Gosman and Mary Stethen, both of Bedford, four grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.