Harold Ayler

Harold William "Bill" Ayler, 69, of Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

He was born Jan. 6, 1944, in Madison, to Joseph Earl and Norma Jean Adams Ayler. He resided all of his life and attended school in Jefferson County. He served in the Army from Nov. 19, 1964, to March 11, 1970, rising to the rank of Specialist Four serving in Company B. He worked early in life with Ritters Lanes in Madison. He worked for 42 years with Reliance Electric Company in Madison, retiring in 2007. He was a member of the Manville Christian Church and the Madison Moose Lodge 765. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and Indiana University basketball.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Ruth Copeland Ayler, whom he married Jan. 1, 1967; two daughters, Dianna Lynn Schafer of Madison and Billie Jean "B.J." Smith of Hanover; three sons, Steve Ayler of Deputy and Lewis Ayler and James Leon Ayler, both of Madison; his mother of Madison; three brothers, Fred Ayler of Manville, George Ayler of Madison and Joe Dale Ayler of Manville; three sisters, Madeline Richardville of China and Diana Smith and Alice Cyrus, both of Madison; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens. Military honors will be conducted graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. until the service.

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

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



Linda Ellis

Linda Faye "Winnie" Smith Ellis, 56, of Rising Sun, formerly of Florence, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at The Waters of Rising Sun.

She was born Jan. 12, 1957, in Patriot, to Harold R. "Pete" and Pruda M. Remer Smith. She was raised in Florence and was a 1976 graduate of Switzerland County High School. She resided in the East Enterprise community for several years. She resided since 2001 in the Rising Sun Community. She attended the Florence Church of Christ. She was a member of the Vevay Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post 5396. She enjoyed being a homemaker, making crafts, fishing, playing Horseshoe, and playing cards and board games.

She is survived by her mother of Rising Sun; three sisters, Libby Smith and Corene "Sissy" Smith, both of Rising Sun, and Tina Sandlin of Pleasant; two nieces; and four nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Terry Lee Ellis, whom she married Nov. 6, 1994, and who died Nov. 12, 2001; her father; two brothers, Danny L. Smith and Harold A. "Bobby" Smith; her paternal grandparents, Harvey and Martha Smith; her maternal grandparents, Alfred and Florence Remer; and one nephew.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in East View Cemetery in Patriot.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Diabetes Association. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Margaret Merrill

Margaret Jean "Margie" Smith Merrill, 87, of Carrollton, Ky., died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Green Valley Health Care in Carrollton, Ky.

She was born Sept. 6, 1925, in Carroll County. She was a factory worker.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth A. Merrill; one daughter, Sue Adams of Carrollton, Ky.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, James Melton Crawford; her parents; one brother, Paul Smith; and one sister, Evelyn Leach.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Graham Dunn Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery of Carrollton, Ky.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Carroll County Animal Support Group.

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