• Stephen Charles Rumer, 63

    Stephen Charles Rumer, 63, Bedford, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008 at University of Louisville Medical Center.

    He was a member of Ballardsville Baptist Church and director of Agape Christian Ministry. He was a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and pastored churches in Austin, Ind., Berrein Springs, Mich. and St. Joseph, Mich.

  • Ruby Lois Pierce Shepherd Reed, 79

    Ruby Lois Pierce Shepherd Reed, 79, Madison, Ind. died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

    Born Sept. 4, 1929 in Louisville, she was the daughter of Fred and Ruby Sanders Pierce.

    She was reared on the Pierce Farm near Bedford and attended Trimble County schools. She graduated from St. Anthony School of Nursing, and began a 30-year career at Central State Hospital, Anchorage, Hanover Nursing Home, Ind. and King’s Daughters’ Hospital. She was KDH’s Employee of the Year in 1981, retiring in 1993.

  • Fay Tharp O'Banion, 97

    OWENTON, Ky. – Fay (Tharp) O’Banion, 97, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at the New Horizons Medical Center, Owenton.

    Funeral services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, at the McDonald & New Funeral Home, 202 N. Main St., Owenton, with the Revs. Jesse Bourne and David “Milkweed” Wotier officiating.

    Visitation is from 10 a.m. until the service. Burial will be in the Owenton Cemetery, Owenton.

    Mrs. O’Banion was born March 9, 1911, in Henry County to the late Lewis Boyd and Isabel (Fewell) Tharp.

    She was a retired beautician.

  • Ann Gallimore, 98

    CARROLLTON, Ky. – Ann Gallimore, 98, of Carrollton died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008 at the Green Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center in Carrollton.

    A Mass of Christian Burial was said Monday, Dec. 29, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 507 Fifth St., Carrollton, with Monsignor William B. Neuhaus and the Rev. Kavungal Davy officiating. Burial was in the St. John Cemetery.

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

  • Ronald L. Smith, 38

    LEXINGTON, Ind. – Ronald L. “Ron” Smith, 38, of Lexington died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008 at the Jewish Hospital, Louisville, Ky.

    Mr. Smith suffered from a long-term illness for which he had undergone a lung transplant on Sept. 30.

    Funeral services were yesterday, Dec. 30, at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive, Madison, Ind., with the Rev. Dean Scott officiating. Hanover Masonic Lodge No. 652 F&AM conducted a special service.

  • James Edward Putman, 58

    James Edward Putman, 58, Milton, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 at his residence.

    He was born June 22, 1950, in Gaylord, Michigan, to Newton and Mildred Panek Putman.

    He was the owner of Town Cobbler in Madison, Ind. from 2003-2007. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

  • Ethel Sharp, 88

    LOCKPORT, Ky. - Ethel “Granny” Sharp, 88, of Lockport died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008 at her residence.

    Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 23 at the Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home, 425 North Main St., New Castle, Ky. officiated by Bro. Shawn Golden, pastor of Drennon Christian Church. Burial was in the Franklinton Cemetery, Pleasureville, Ky.

    Mrs. Sharp was born on March 9, 1920 to the late James William and Lacie Katherine (Clark) Holmes. She was a member of Drennon Christian Church.

  • Karen Lee Merritt, 32

    EMINENCE, Ky.-Karen Lee Merritt, 32, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, in Jewish Hospital, Shelbyville, Ky.

    Funeral services will be Wednesday, Dec. 24 at Sholar Funeral Home, 5710 Castle Highway, Pleasureville, Ky. at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Michael Duncan of Eminence Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Franklinton Cemetery, Pleasureville.

    She was born in Noblesville, Ind. Aug. 26, 1976 to Ralph Merritt of Pleasureville and Jeannie Fidler of Shelbyville.

    She was a Personal Care Assistant at Colonial Hall Manor in Shelbyville.

  • William B. Long, Sr., 82

    William B. Long, Sr., 82, New Castle, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 at Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange.

    He was the son of the late Austin and Mary Elizabeth Simpson Long.

    He was a World War II United States Navy veteran and retired from the Henry County Road Department in 1998 after 41 years of service. He was a member of the LaGrange Congregation of Jehovah’s Witness.

  • Wesley Morrison, 72

    EMINENCE, Ky.- Wesley Morrison, 72, of Eminence died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 at the Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange, Ky.

    Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 20 at Sholar Funeral Home 5710 Castle Highway, Pleasureville, Ky. with Herb Kinman and Bro. Bill Waugh officiating. Burial was in the Eminence Cemetery.

    Mr. Morrison was born to the late Frank and Gertrude Morrison.on May 15, 1936 in Carroll County.