Charles Holbrook Jr.

Charles R. Holbrook Jr., 55, of Madison, died Saturday, April 19, 2014.

He was born Dec. 14, 1958, to Charles Sr. and Carolyn Holbrook. He was a forklift operator with Madison Precision Products.

He is survived by one son, Jared Holbrook; his mother; and one brother, Jeff Holbrook.

He was preceded in death by his significant other, Rhonda Mitchell; and his father.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Fairdale-McDaniel Funeral Home in Louisville, Ky.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m.



Martha Jackson

Martha Jean Geisler Jackson, 81, of Madison, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at The Waters of Clifty Falls.

She was born June 27, 1932, Madison, to Dale and Lucy G. Risk Geisler. She was raised in Madison. She spent 35 years in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she worked as a secretary at a beauty school. While living in Venice, Fla., she was a worker at the Green Butterfly Consignment Shop. She was a member at the Liberty Christian Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Deborah Gail Jackson; two sisters, Dolly G. Harsin of Madison and Ronda D. Jaynes of Hanover; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Carroll T. Geisler.

A private graveside service and burial will be held at Venice Memorial Gardens in Venice, Fla.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Loveland Center. Contributions can be made through Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, which is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.



Lou Lester

Lou Craigmyle Lester, 75, of Lawrenceburg, died Monday, April 21, 2014, at Shady Nook Nursing Facility in Lawrenceburg.

She was born June 30, 1938, in Carrollton, Ky., to Hubert L. and Ruth Tharp Craigmyle. She was raised in Carrollton, Ky., until her sophomore year in high school when they moved to a farm outside of Mount Sterling. She was a 1956 graduate of Vevay High School. She was employed as a secretary for Draper Plumbing & Heating in Aurora from 1957 to 1960. On Jan. 1, 1962, she and her husband started the Tri-State Tire Company in Lawrenceburg, which they owned and operated together for 37 years. She served the company as secretary for 34 years. She and her husband retired from Tri-State Tire Company in 1998. She was a member of the Hamline Chapel United Methodist Church in Lawrenceburg since 1963. She was a Sunday school teacher for 19 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and served on various other committees within the church. She was an active member of the Lawrenceburg Tri Kappa Sorority Pi Chapter for 34 years. She enjoyed annual family vacations with their children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling, attending her grandchildren's activities, gardening, church functions, sewing, cooking and taking care of flowers.

She is survived by her husband, Junior Lester, whom she married March 16, 1956; one son, Gary Lee Lester of Grove City, Ohio; two daughters, Cynthia June Lester of Kokomo and Pamela Jane Lester Peters of West Chester, Ohio; two sisters, Lois Craigmyle of Lexington, Ky. and Judith Treat of Cleveland, Ohio; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hamline Chapel United Methodist Church Door Fund or Boy Scout Troop 604. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.haskellandmorrison.com.



Stephen Mello

Stephen Perry "Steve" Mello, 70, of Bedford, Ky., died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

He was born Sept. 9, 1943, in New Bedford, Ma., to Joseph and Adeline Fernades Mello. He was raised and attended school in New Bedford, Ma.

He was formerly self-employed as an alarm and satellite installer in New Bedford, Ma. for more than 10 years. He moved to Switzerland County in 1991. He enjoyed hunting. He was a member of the National Rifle Association in New Bedford, Ma. and the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God in Bedford, Ky.

He is survived by one daughter, Karleen Richmond of Bedford, Ky.; one son, Leonard Mello of East Enterprise; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Lou Schirmer Mello, whom he married in Sept. 1991, and who died March 23, 2014; his parents; and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from noon until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.haskellandmorrison.com.



Sue Morgan

Sue C. Morgan, 81, of Carrollton, Ky., died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Ky.

She was born June 18, 1932, in Carroll County, Ky., to Florian G. and Pearl W. Miller Johnson. She was a homemaker and a farmer. She was a member of the Worthville Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Dan Morgan of Vevay and David Morgan of Milton, Ky.; one brother, Jerry W. Johnson of Worthville, Ky.; six granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Curtis Morgan, who died in 2007; and her parents.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky. Burial will be in Worthville Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 8 p.m.

Online condolences can be sent at www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.



Helen Rose

Helen Jackson Rose 92, of Bedford, Ky., died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Signature Healthcare in Bedford, Ky.

She was born Nov. 10, 1921, in Carroll County, Ky., to Arthur Sampson and Lena Mae Williams Jackson. She was a member of Bedford Baptist Church, where she served in the Semper Fidelis Sunday school class and the Women's Missions Union. She made sure her grandchildren attended Mission Friends and Girls in Action at church. She enjoyed her flower gardens, watching birds and Kentucky and Louisville basketball.

She is survived by two children, James Terry Rose and Rita Tharp, both of Bedford, Ky.; one sister, Bernice McGuire of Carrollton. Ky.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James William Rose; her parents; one brother, William Vernon Jackson; and one granddaughter.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Ky. Burial will be in Bedford Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Bedford Baptist Church Building Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.ransdellfuneral.com.