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Obituaries

  • Kendrick Edward Persell, 58

    Kendrick Edward Persell, 58, entered into eternal peace on August 15, 2012 following a short illness joining his mom and dad, Charles and Jewell Persell and sister Penny Peavy.  

    Survivors include his wife Debbie, son Chance and granddaughter Nevaeh of Houston, Texas, son Patrick (Aura), grandson Swenn and granddaughter Lucy of Darmstadt, Germany and sisters Patsy Bargo (Bob), Pamela Welsh and Peggy Powell.

  • John Trimble Morrison, 88

    John Trimble Morrison, 88, Bedford died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012 in Bedford. Born Sept. 2, 1923, in Trimble County, he was the son of James and Stella Mae Morrison.

    Survivors include one son, Henry C. Payton, Marengo, Ind.; two stepdaughters, Brandy Mitchell and Carrie Mitchell, both of Marengo, Ind. several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
    His parents, one sister, Anna Bell Williams and four brothers, William, Dan, Owen and Frank Morrison preceded him in death.

  • Mark Allen Rexroat, 43

    Mark Allen Rexroat, 43, Bedford, died Friday, August 10, 2012 in Louisville, Ky.  Mark was born July 1, 1969 in Great Falls, Montana to Gary and Mary Ella Jackson Rexroat.

  • Anna Catherine Craig Leach, 95

    Anna Catherine Craig Leach, 95, died Sunday, August 5, 2012 at her residence in Trimble County.

    She was born on September 24, 1916 to the late Elliott Surber and Mable Wise Craig in Bedford.

    Survivors include her granddaughters; Dwaina Richmond, Bedford, and Audie Mahoney, Madison, Ind., her grandson Kelley Leach, Bedford; brothers and sisters, Doris Doyle, Erlanger, Wilson Craig, Bedford, Delphine Jett, Lexington, Ind., Jean Andrew, Bedford, Adele Blackaby, Cleves, OH and John C. Craig, West Harrison. IN.

  • Charles Leslie Ezell, 62

    Charles Leslie Ezell 62, died Aug 1, 2012 at the Robley Rex Veterans Medical Center in Louisville.

    He was born on Aug 3, 1949 in Louisville, to Charles Robert and Bessie Young Ezell.

    Survivors include his mother, Bessie Young Ezell Smith; two children, Charles M. Ezell, West Palm Beach, Fla. and Robert C. Ezell, Louisville; his brothers and sisters, Carol Hall, Bedford; Gary Ezell, Denise Kirsh, Mosely, VA; Darrell Ezell, Brian Ezell, and Lisa Skelton, all of Richmond, VA; and four grandchildren.

  • 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.