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Obituaries

  • LouAnna Beach, 71

    LouAnna Beach, 71, of Sparta, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 at her residence.
    Survivors include her husband, Pete Beach of Sparta; sons, Pete W. and James Beach, both of Sparta; daughters, Dolores Beach of Sparta, Doris Mardis of Taylor Mill and Emma Wright of Warsaw; a sister, Charlene Driskle of Warsaw.
    Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with funeral service at 2 p.m. on Aug. 29 at the Family Tabernacle Church of God in Glencoe.
    Burial will be in the Napoleon Cemetery in Glencoe.
     

  • Janice Rothwell, 72

    Janice Breeden Rothwell, 72, of Dry Ridge, died Thursday, Aug.16, 2012 at Grant Manor Healthcare in Williamstown.
    She was the daughter of the late Andy C. and Gladys Marie Stephenson
    Breeden.
    Survivors include her husband, Thomas Rothwell of Dry Ridge; a son, Marlon Rothwell of Crittenden and a daughter, Sharon Caldwell of Williamstown.
    Funeral services were held on Aug. 20 at the Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home in Williamstown.
    Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Dry Ridge.
     

  • Howard Blackburn, 92

    Howard E. Blackburn, 92, of Crittenden, died Sunday, August 19, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.
    He was the son of the late Robert Lincoln and Mary Ruth Vest Blackburn.  
    Survivors include his wife, Christine Gouge Blackburn of Crittenden and a sister, Mary Eleanor Day of York, Pa.
    Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 22 with Masonic service at 8 p.m. and funeral services at 11 a.m. Aug. 23 at the Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home in Crittenden.
    Burial will be in the Hill Crest Cemetery in Dry Ridge.
     

  • Dennis Brown, 66

    Dennis L. Brown, 66, of Crittenden, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence.
    He was the son of the late Thomas “Tom” and Pauline Stewart Brown.  
    Survivors include his wife, Judith Delph Brown of Crittenden; three brothers and two sisters.
    A private graveside service was held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Dry Ridge.

  • Mary Nickell, 85

    Mary Belle Nicholson Payne Nickell, 85, formerly of Owen County, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 from complications of Parkinson’s disease in San Jose, Calif.  


    Mary was born on May 20, 1927 in Corinth to Thurman and Lillie Mae Nicholson.

  • Edelle Kelly, 87

    Edelle McCoy Kelly, 87, of Dry Ridge, died Tuesday, on Aug. 21, 2012 at Pioneer Trace Nursing Home.


    Edelle was born May 6, 1925 in Dry Ridge. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Lola Spillman McCoy, her husband, John J. Kelly and a sister Dorothy Stone.


    Survivors include her son, Stephen (Chris) of Flemingsburg; a sister, Dora Anness of Dry Ridge; grandchildren, Angela (Daniel) Lowe of Wellington, Colo. and Elizabeth Kelly of Longmont, Colo.

  • Ruth Sherrod, 90

    Ruth N. Conrad Sherrod, 90, of Birmingham, Ala., formerly of Dry Ridge, died Saturday, August 4, 2012.
    Survivors include her sons, Ken Sherrod and Dennis Sherrod and a daughter, Kathy Turner.    
    A private ceremony will be held at a later time.

  • Allan Forsythe, 64

    Allan Lee Forsythe, 64, of Penfield, N.Y., formerly of Williamstown, died Monday, July 30, 2012.
    He was the son of the late Harold Forsythe and Mildred Forsythe Kennedy of Williamstown.
    Survivors include his wife, Nancy Forsythe; daughters, Darlene Sivakto, Diane Eaby and Doris Perry, all of Maryland.
    Memorial services were held on Aug. 18 at the  Richard H. Keenan Funeral Home  in Penfield, NY.
     

  • Dallas Ward, 73

    Dallas E. Ward, 73, of Florence, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at his home.
    He was the son of the late Lauchey and Ella Abshire Ward.  
    Survivors include his wife, Audrey Kells Ward of Florence; a son, Shawn L. Ward of Florence and a daughter, Tonya Ward-Brock of Williamstown.
    Funeral services were held on Aug. 14 at the Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home in Williamstown.
    Burial was in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery in Williamstown.

  • Louis ‘Bud’ Conrad, 87

    Louis C. ‘Bud’ Conrad, 87, of Dry Ridge, died Aug. 11, 2012,  at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Grant County.


    Bud was a person of many jobs; his last work was hauling water in Owen and Grant counties. He was known to many people as the “water man.” Bud was a farmer, former co-owner and manager of Grant County Farm Supply and a member of the Dry Ridge Baptist Church. He was a World War II Army veteran and a founding member of the Jonesville Volunteer Fire Department.