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Obituaries

  • Lt. Col. Robert K. Wood, 82

    Lt.Col Robert K. Wood (USAF retired), 82, died at his home in Niceville, Fla., on May 2, 2012.
    He was born Feb. 12, 1930 in Bedford, the son of Charles W. and Johnnie Daily Wood.

    Survivors include three sons, Terry C. Wood, Niceville, Fla., Brian K. Wood, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Kevin N. Wood, Gillette, Wyo.

    Visitation and services were held Monday, May 7, 2012 at Heritage Gardens Funeral Home in Niceville.

  • Ruby Ann Couch Day, 67

    Ruby Ann Couch Day, 67, Madison, Ind. near Brooksburg died Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Norton Hospital, Louisville, Ky.

    Born May 11, 1945 in Mistletoe, Ky, she was the daughter of Estil and Ida Robertson Couch.
    Survivors include her husband Emmett R. Day, Madison; two sons, Doug Day and Brian Day, both of Madison.

    Services were Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, in Madison, Ind., officiated by Bro. John Davis.

    Burial was in Brooksburg Cemetery in Brooksburg, Ind.

  • Julia L. Stockdale Jackson, 82

    Julia L. Stockdale Jackson, 82, Madison, Ind., died Friday, May 11, 2012 at The Water’s of Clifty Falls, Madison, Ind.

  • Thomas Ryan Pulliam, 67

    Thomas Ryan Pulliam, 67, Worthville, died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at his residence.

    Born Dec. 24, 1944 in Carroll County, he was the son of George and Mary Scholey Pulliam. His parents preceded him in death.

    Survivors include a brother William Pulliam, Milton and other relatives.

    Services were Monday, May 6 at Wood-Oakley Funeral Home with burial in the Lutheran Cemetery near Milton, Ky.

  • Franklin C. Mertz, 69

    Franklin C. Mertz, 69, New Castle, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Norton Suburban Hospital. He was the son of the late Fred & Maudie (Frazier) Mertz.

    Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Mertz, Bedford; three daughters, Tammy Downey, Carrollton, Melissa Mertz and Amanda Mertz, both of Bedford; step-daughters, Kathy Childs and Patty Moore, both of Milton; one step-son, Robert McIntyre, Sanders; a sister, Sue Rabourn, Campbellsburg; two brothers, Bill Mertz, Carrollton, Jimmy Mertz, LaGrange; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

  • Virginia C. Lambert, 95

    Virginia C. Lambert, 95, Siren, Minn., died April 3, 2012 in Siren.

    Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Nelson; three grandsons; four sisters and one brother.

    Her husbands, Marold Ross and James Lambert, daughter Carol Loftin and two brothers, Bernie Fisher and Eldred Fisher, preceded her in death.

    A memorial service will be held at Bedford Baptist Church in Bedford Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 11 a.m.

    Edling Funeral Home in Grantsburg, Wis., was in charge of arrangements.
     

  • Natalee Faith Garcia

    Natalee Faith Garcia entered this life prematurely on May 2, 2012 at The King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Ind. She was to be the loving daughter of Mario and Heather Tribble Garcia. Natalee Faith was expected to be born in September.

  • Chester Warren Fowler, 59

    Chester Warren Fowler, 59, Dupont, Ind., died Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Norton Hospital, in Louisville, Ky.

    Born Nov. 6, 1952 in Madison, he was the son of Chester R. & Bonnie J. Mahoney Fowler.

    Survivors include his mother, Bonnie J. Mahoney Fowler, Dupont, Ind.; brothers, Gerald Fowler and Donald Fowler, both of Madison, Ind.; and other relatives.

    His father, Chester R. Fowler preceded him in death.

    Services were held Sunday, May 6, 2012, officiated by Rev. Bob Leach.

  • Steven C. ‘Rooster’ Wheeler, 56

    Steven C. “Rooster” Wheeler, 56, Milton, died Friday, April 27, 2012 at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Ind.

    Born Aug. 9, 1955 in Madison, he was the son of the late William D. “Pickle” Wheeler and Anna C. (Mefford) Wheeler.

    Survivors are his wife Bonnie J. Easton Wheeler; two brothers, Sonny Wheeler and Danny Wheeler, Carrollton.

    Visitation will be Friday, May 4, 2012 from 3-6 p.m. at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home. The family chose cremation.

  • Willie B. Ricketts, 96

    Willie B. Ricketts, age 96 of Carrollton, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Green Valley Health & Rehab in Carrollton. He was the son of the late Elias and Virginia (O’Nan) Ricketts.

    Survivors include two daughters,  Olivene Ogburn, Carrollton, Linda Graham, Weatherford, TX; one son, Lyndon Ricketts, Turners Station; sisters, Marjorie Wallace, Louisville, Anna Mae Thompson, Shelbyville, Agnes Tingle, Bedford; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.