Minnie Austin

Minnie Mae Austin, 95, of Paris Crossing, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Hickory Creek at Madison.

She was born June 24, 1918, in Jefferson County, to Ben and Margaret Gill Smith. She was a 1936 graduate of Saluda High School. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Coffee Creek Baptist Church in Paris Crossing and a former foster grandparent in North Vernon. She enjoyed embroidery, flowers, gardening, and spending time with her family and church family.

She is survived by seven sons, Benny R. Austin and Clarence David Austin, both of Lexington, J.D. Austin and Mark D. Austin, both of Paris Crossing, Charles R. Austin of Plainfield, Bill H. Austin of Madison, and Bobby A. Austin of St. Cloud, Fla.; seven daughters, Ada M. Bear of Madison, Irene Barger of Lexington, Carolyn S. Sipe of Scottsburg, Patricia J. Fletcher of Blocher, Judith A. Hiler of Zephyrhills, Fla., Jane J. Burris of Riverside, Calif., and Robin D. Pruitt of Nacogdoches, Texas; two sisters, Indiana Cook of Petersburg and Faye King of Madison; 110 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Ennis Austin, whom she married April 7, 1939, and who died June 29, 1993; two sons, Kenneth H. Austin and Glen Austin; her parents; three brothers, Johnny Smith, Harold Smith and Harry Smith; five sisters, Pearl Parker, Dora Newman, Blanche Shelton, Cecil Varble and Martha Lichlyter; two grandsons; and one great-great-grandchild

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Coffee Creek Baptist Church in Paris Crossing. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church Monday from 9 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Coffee Creek Baptist Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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Wanda Bower

Wanda Mae Bower, 81, of Clarksville, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 26, 1932, in Ford County, Ill., to Hugh and Edna Brooks Oakley. She was a factory worker for Reliance Electric in Madison and worked at the old B & T Drug Store in Charlestown. She was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Dennis Bower and Greg Bower, both of New Washington; two daughters, Marsha Bower and Kim Bower, both of New Washington; one brother, Danny Oakley of Charlestown; and one sister, Patty Oakley of Jeffersonville; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 1 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Alzheimer's Association.

Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com



Larry Dagnan

Larry A. Dagnan, 62, of Worthville, Ky., died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky.



Norminia Leatherbury

Norminia "Norma" Sural Rafael Leatherbury, 73, of Madison, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

She was born Oct. 24, 1940, in Bucon Catanduanes, Philippines, to David and Juana Sural Rafael. She attended beauty school in the Philippines. She was united in marriage to Charles E. Leatherbury on Oct. 11, 1966. She worked at N.A.C. Gcome as a rod bender. She later worked as an assembler at C.F.A. in Madison and spent 10 years as an assembler at Sandstone Industries. She was a member of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed dancing, crocheting, sewing and cooking.

She is survived by her fiancé, David Edrington of Madison; four sons, Charles Leatherbury of Pendleton, Dean Leatherbury of Madison, and Terry Leatherbury and Larry Leatherbury, both of Louisville, Ky.; one daughter, Gina Thompson of Madison; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Romeo Rafael, Carlos Rafael and Juvinal Rafael.

The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 4 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Norminia Sural Rafael Leatherbury Memorial Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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Anna Lucas

Anna Elizabeth Bellamy Lucas, 62, of Madison, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the Hosparus Inpatient Unit of Norton Pavilion in Louisville, Ky.

She was born Dec. 31, 1951, in San Diego, Calif., to Louis William and Suzanna Peddie Bellamy. Her early life was spent in Hoffman Estates, Ill., and later in Plymouth. She was a graduate of Plymouth High School and Ancilla College in Donaldson. She had lived in Madison since the early 1970s. She worked in merchandising for K-Mart for 25 years. She enjoyed writing, and her book "Adytum," a collection of poems written about her experiences in Madison, was published in 2012. She was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church. She volunteered as a reading tutor for the Jefferson County Public Library and as a big sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters. She also enjoyed drawing, gardening and exploring the outdoors. She served on the Madison Tree Board and was a member of the Green River Writers.

She is survived by her husband, Bryan Lucas, whom she married April 11, 1992; one daughter, Elizabeth Bellamy Sorba of Madison; three brothers, Bill Bellamy of Madison, David Bellamy of Knightstown and Mark Bellamy of Indianapolis; one sister, Suzanna Hicks of North Manchester; one grandson; four nieces; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Jon Andrew Bellamy.

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Christ Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Sunday from noon to 2 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Maxwell Bellamy Sorba Educational Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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John Moorman

John Meinrad Moorman, 86, of Carrollton, Ky., died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

He was born Feb. 11, 1928, in Carrollton, Ky., to Frank and Helen Framme Moorman. He served in the Army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean Conflict. He began his career as a bag boy and retired as manager of the Kroger store in Carrollton, Ky. He was a former member of the Carrollton Kiwanis Club. He retired in 1993 after 51 years of service with the Kroger Company. He was a fourth-generation member of St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Vivian Keith Rice Moorman; one daughter, Krista Hunt of St. Louis, Mo.; three sons, Kerry Moorman of Smith's Grove, Ky., and Keith Moorman and Kenny Moorman, both of Lexington, Ky.; one sister, Frances Rue of Hamilton, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Elmer Moorman and Maurice Moorman.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John The Evangelist Church in Carrollton, Ky. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. John Catholic Church Youth Group. Contributions can be made through the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky., which is in charge of arrangements.

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

This is a corrected version of an obituary published Thursday. It adds visitation time to submitted information.



Stephen Walp

Stephen Kyle Walp, 46, of Deputy, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at University Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

He was born March 28, 1967, in Seymour, to Donald and Sondra Case Walp Jr. He was a 1985 graduate of Jennings County High School and attended Purdue University for one year. He was the owner and operator of Walp Racing. He also worked as a truck driver for Garry's Trucking in Lexington for six months. He worked on the highway crew for the Madison Street Department for five years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing guitar, driving and building race cars, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Tracie Taylor Walp, whom he married Feb. 17, 2001; two sons, Chase Hatton of Deputy and Casey Nietzel of North Vernon; two daughters, Kayla Taylor and Shelby Walp, both of North Vernon; his parents of Paris, Ind.; two brothers, Shannon Walp of Paris Crossing and Douglas Kidwell of Blocher; one sister, Christina Salsman of North Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon. Burial will be in the Carmel Cemetery in Deputy.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 2 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations towards funeral expenses. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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