Dorothy Copple

Dorothy Marian Copple, 84, of Hanover, formerly of New Washington, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Davis Elder Care in Hanover.

She was born Dec. 28, 1928, in Jefferson County. She retired in 1991 from PNC Bank in Louisville, Ky., after 36 years of service. She joined Elizabeth Baptist Church in 1952. She enjoyed gospel music and was a member of the gospel trio the, "Golden Tones," for several years. She attended the National Quartet Convention for many years.

She is survived by several cousins.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 11 a.m. until the service.

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Terry Eldredge

Terry B. Eldredge, 60, of Madison, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at the King's Daughters' Hospital.

She was born Aug. 23, 1953, in Madison, to Ron Sr. and Ora Jane McDole Kroger. She was the former owner and operator of The Wharf Restaurant, Nex-Dor Lounge, The Italian Place and The Elks Lodge Restaurant in Madison. She also managed the Walmart gas station and worked for the B.P. gas station in Hanover.

She is survived by her husband, William T. Eldredge, whom she married May 31, 1978; one daughter, Tracy Youngblood of Madison; one son, Mark Culver of Madison; her mother of Madison; two brothers, Ron Kroger Jr. of Hanover and Tommy Kroger of Lakeland, Fla.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father; and one sister, Connie Liggett.

Friends may gather Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lytle Funeral Chapel.

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Russell Fitzgerald

Russell Lee Fitzgerald, 92, of Patriot, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 16, 1920, in Cleves, Ohio, to Elijah Preston and Mattie Mary Emery Fitzgerald. He was raised and attended school in the Patriot community.

He served in the Army from Jan. 19, 1941 to Nov. 6, 1945, rising to the rank of Private First Class, serving during World War II as a heavy machine gunner, in Company M 141st Infantry, where he was a prisoner of war several times. He was wounded Jan. 2, 1945 in France. He received the Purple Heart Combat Infantryman Badge and the Good Conduct Ribbon. He received his high school diploma from the Switzerland County School Corporation in June 2012 because he could not finish with his classmates at Patriot High School due to his enlistment in the Army. He farmed from 1958 to 1992. He was employed from 1950 to 1974 as a boilermaker for the Chicago Bridge & Iron Union. In 1952, he was asked to go to work on oil wells, traveling in the United States and overseas in the transit union. He resided all of his life in Patriot, Indiana. He was a lifetime member of the Moores Hill American Legion, the Disabled Americna Veterans in Eminence, Ky. and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Aurora. He enjoyed still board shooting, turkey hunting, rabbit hunting, squirrel hunting, fishing, and socializing with his family and friends.

He is survived by two daughters, Karen Sue Boone of Lamb and Shirre Brandon of Ryker's Ridge; one son, Ralph Nelson Fitzgerald of Spencer, Wis.; one step daughter, Priscilla Probst of Aurora; one step son, Jerry mcCreary of LaFollette, Tenn.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice Scott Fitzgerald, whom he married in March 1945, and who died Feb. 25, 1993; two sons, Michael Fitzgerald and Russell Preston Fitzgerald; his parents; one sister, Elsie B. Sortwell; and one grandson.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted graveside by Vevay Post 5396 of the American Legion and the Vevay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 185.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society. Contributions can be mad through the funeral home.

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Betty McVay

Betty J. McVay, 68, of Madison, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Vail Funeral Chapel.