• 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.

  • Thelma Mae Hensley Jones, 68

    Thelma Mae Hensley Jones, 68, Crestwood, Ky., died April 27, 2012 at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

    She was born on November 22, 1943 to the late John C. Hensley and Mayve Meredith Hensley.

    Survivors include her husband, Gene Jones; three children, Ricky Jones, Crestwood, Michael L. Jones, Jeffersonville, Ind; Sharon K. Gillock, Prospect, Ky.; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; one brother, William B. Hensley, Leitchfield, Ky.; two sisters, Janice Asbell, LaGrange, and Vena Powell, South Carolina.

  • Thelma L. Gibson, 91

    Thelma L. Gibson, 91, Pendleton, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at The Richwood in La Grange.

    Born Saturday, Feb. 5, 1921 in Trimble County, Ky, she was the daughter of the late John Wid Morgan and Eva L. Wheeler Morgan.

    Survivors include a daughter, Sondra Ferguson, Lexington.
    A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, April 21, 2012 with Reverend Darrell Wilson officiating. Burial was in Bedford Cemetery.
    Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralhome.com

  • Hurley Cleston ‘Clessy’ Craig, 79

    Hurley Cleston “Clessy” Craig, 79, Bedford, Kentucky died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, Kentucky.

    He was born May 5, 1932 in Bedford to the late Hurley B. Craig and Marjorie L. Kendall Craig.

  • Waylon Joseph Mobley

    Infant Waylon Joseph Mobley died April 15, 2012 at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville.

    A graveside service in planned for 11 a.m. at Campbellsburg Cemetery in Campbellsburg with the Reverend Shawn Golden officiating.