• 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.

  • Richard Varble, 80

    Richard Varble, 80, Crestwood, died Friday, June 29, 2012 at home. He was the son of the late A.C. and Bertie Varble, He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Varble.

    Survivors include two daughters, Dianna Louden, Bedford, Belinda Rogers, Crestwood; two sons, Donald Varble, Evans, GA, Daniel Varble, Clarksville, TN; three brothers; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

    Services were Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home. Pastor Steve Carr of the Echo Church of Cincinnati. Burial was in Sulphur Cemetery.

  • Juanita Morse, 90

    Juanita Morse, 90, Milton died Saturday, June 30, 2012 at the Waters of Clifty Falls.

    Born Aug. 26, 1921 in Frankfort, Ky, she was the daughter of Mace and Lillian McCord Gordon.

    Survivors include three daughters, JoAnn Lawson, Milton, Janice Wingham, Fort Mill, S. Carolina, Vicki Kelly, Jacksonville, Fla; one brother; three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

  • Ellen Louise Ormes, 87

    Ellen Louise Ormes, 87, went from Hosparus (Norton’s) to Heaven on June 13, 2012.

    She was born on Dec. 29, 1924 to Lillian and John Perry, who with all of her brothers and sisters have preceded her in death. Also, her husband, Phillip and beloved children, Ellen Marie and Phil preceded her in death.

    Ellen is survived by her loving children, Phyllis, Bedford, Carol, Tenn., Robert, Milton, Williams, Louisville; grandkids, Christopher, Mark Alex, Holly, Paul, John and David; several great grandkids including Matt, Mark Alex II, Hayden and Noah.