Bessie Handlon

Bessie Handlon, 94, of Connersville, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Fayette Regional Health in Connersville.

She was born Oct. 13, 1922, in Madison, to Gurnsey and Hazel Dalton Craigmyle. She worked at a war plant during World War II. She enjoyed taking care of her family and home, and being a pastor’s wife. She was a member of the Church of the Bible Covenant.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Vandivier of Benson, N.C. and Brenda Stalker, of Connersville; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Handlon, whom she married June 15, 1946, and who died March 2003; her parents; two brothers, Leonard Craigmyle and Lillard Craigmyle; and four sisters, Mary Craigmyle, Mabel Coker, Lydia Miller and Edna Mae Mitchem.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Urban-Winkler Funeral Home in Connersville. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 1 p.m. until the service.

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



Luetta Leep


Luetta M. Leep, 88, of Carrollton, Ky., died Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Signature Healthcare of Carrollton, Ky.

She was born July 16, 1928, in Carrollton, Ky., to Raymond Myron and Lucille E. Devore Leep. She was a housewife. She was also an artist and a seamstress. She was a member of Relevant Church in Carrollton, Ky. She enjoyed refinishing antiques, playing the piano and singing.

She is survived by one daughter, Louauna Dryden of Carrollton, Ky.; one son, Charles Barnes of Leipsic; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Barnes; one daughter, Dennie A. Bennett; her parents; one sister, Arovinia Rankin; and one great-granddaughter.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Relevant Church in Carrollton, Ky. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton, Ky.

Friends may call at the church Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky. is in charge of arrangements.

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



Lunis Manuel

Lunis Abell “Liny” Manuel, 89, of Madison, died Thursday, April 6, 2017, at River Terrace Health Campus.

He was born June 14, 1927, in Bennington, to Rex Edward and Catherine Mary “Katie” Cole Manuel. He was raised in Switzerland County and attended Vevay High School. He joined the Merchant Marines and was in the Army from Sept. 18, 1950 to June 19, 1952, rising to the rank of corporal serving during the Korean War. He received a Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge and several service medals. He moved to Madison in the late 1950s. He worked at Grote Industries for more than 31 years, retiring in 1990 as the stock room clerk. He was a lifetime member of Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1969, a former member of the Madison Moose Lodge and a member of the Quarter of the Century Club. He was also a member of Madison Assembly of God, where he was baptized. He enjoyed the horse track, gambling boats, playing euchre, poker, golf, bowling and squirrel hunting.

He is survived by one daughter, Cheryl Leach of Hanover; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Jean Scott Manuel, whom he married Sept. 14, 1957, and who died Sept. 11, 2014; his mother, who died in 1961; his father, who died Jan. 16, 1992; his step mother, Edith P. Thompson Cole Manuel; two sisters, Mabel Adams and Elizabeth Adams; two brothers, Charles Edward “Chuck” Manuel and James “J.W.” Manuel; and two infant siblings.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion in the cemetery chapel.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Madison Assembly of God Church, the Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter or the Disabled American Veterans. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



James Rabourn

James Rabourn, 84, of Bedford, Ky., died Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Baptist Health in LaGrange, Ky.

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



William Wise

William Edward “Bill” Wise, 61, of Lexington, near Kent, died Thursday, April 6, 2017, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 6, 1955, in Indianapolis, to Melvin W. and Viola M. “Bobbie” Walker Wise. He was raised in the Stilesville area. He graduated in 1974 from Cascade High School in Clayton. During high school he played football as a quarterback and running back, and also ran track. He worked for the Key West Shrimp House in Madison and last worked as a pipe cutter for Arvin Sango. He was a member of Community Christian Outreach Church in Chelsea. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, horses, horseback riding and the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Lynn Watson Wise, whom he married June 5, 1993; one son, Bryton Edward Wise of Lexington; two sisters, Sarah Ann Caddell of Madison and Nancy Nash of Indianapolis; one brother, Jeff Wise of Carrollton, Ky.; one half brother, James Robert Owens of Terre Haute; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, who died Oct. 5, 1990; his mother, who died Sept. 12, 1996; and one brother, Melvin Eugene Wise, who died Dec. 24, 2000.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Bill Wise Memorial Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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