Wilma Childers

Wilma Faye Childers, 70, of Carrollton, Ky., died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Ky.

She was born Oct. 28, 1943, in Casey County, Ky., to Ray Johnson and Anne Rodger Keeling. She retired from Rich Ladder Factory in Carrollton, Ky. She was a member of Faith Community Church in Carrollton, Ky.

She is survived by her husband, Eddie Childers; one daughter, Patricia Meadows of Carrollton, Ky.; one stepdaughter, Susie Ahmedou of Louisville, Ky.; two stepsons, Stevie Childers of Lawrenceburg, Ky., and Timmy Childers of Lebanon, Ky.; two grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Elvin Johnson and Johnny Propes.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Faith Community Church in Carrollton, Ky. Burial will be in the Ghent Masonic Cemetery.

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

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

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



Bettie Copeland

Bettie L. Weaver Copeland, 89, of Hanover, formerly of Madison, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Hanover Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Sept. 19, 1924, in LaFontaine, to Melvin and Lillian Meining Weaver. She was raised and graduated from high school in 1942 in LaFontaine. She and her husband raised their family in Marion. She worked as a cook at the Marion School System. They moved to Madison in May 1996 and became members of the Church of Christ of Madison and the Jefferson County Bluegrass Music Association. She liked animals, especially her cat. She enjoyed embroidery work, soap operas and reading the Bible.

She is survived by one daughter, Dena Getz of Madison; one son, Dan R. Copeland of Frankton; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George R. Copeland, whom she married Nov. 16, 1945, and who died Feb. 19, 2000; her parents; four brothers, Lawrence Weaver, George Weaver, Lester Weaver and Kenneth Weaver; and two sisters, Florence Miller and Alice Runyon.

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 12:30 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Church of Christ or the Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Larry Graham Jr.

Larry "Bubba" Graham Jr., 43, of North Vernon, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.

He was born Aug. 23, 1970, in Bartholomew County, to Larry and Shirley Baldwin Graham Sr. He graduated from Jennings County High School in 1989. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, NASCAR, his dog and spending time with his children.

He is survived by three sons, Zachery Graham, Cody Graham and Shawn Graham, all of North Vernon; one daughter, Alicia Graham of North Vernon; his parents of North Vernon; and one sister, Angie Parks of Madison.

He was preceded in death by two half-brothers, Loren Graham and Del Ray Graham.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service in North Vernon. Burial will be in Hayden Cemetery.

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

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



Mary Groves

Mary E. Groves, 88 of Madison, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at the Jewel House.

She was born Nov. 7, 1925, in Jefferson County, to Harry and Emma Roney Goldsberry. She was a 1943 graduate of Saluda High School. She worked at the Charlestown Ammunition Plant. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the 55 Plus Club. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting.

She is survived by three daughters, Carol Hoffman of Madison, Cathy Hash of Bloomington and Diane Walters of Madison; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one niece; and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul B. Groves, who died Feb. 11, 2003; her parents; and one brother, Paul Goldsberry, who died May 31, 1997. 

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at the Vail Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to King's Daughters' Hospice or the First Baptist Church. Contributions can be made at the funeral home.

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



John Hoffman

John H. Hoffman, 84, of Madison, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

He was born Jan. 27, 1929, in Madison, to Matthew Joseph Sr. and Clara Gertrude Hunger Hoffman. He was raised and resided most of his life in Madison. He was a graduate of Madison High School. He and his wife resided in Medina, Ohio, for 14 years before returning to Madison. He served in the Army. He most recently owned and operated Gem Plastics Co. Early in life he was a partner in the Jefferson County Distributors with his brother Herman Hoffman. He was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1969, Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion, Madison Moose Lodge 765, the Madison Elks Lodge 524, Knights of Columbus and North Madison Fire Co. 5.

He is survived by his wife, Neva Marie Vanosdol Stites Hoffman, whom he married March 23, 1980; two sons, John R. Hoffman of Lutz, Fla., and Paul Hoffman of Coppell, Texas; two daughters, Kay Parker of Coral Springs, Fla., and Lisa Ritchie of Huntersville, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Barbara Burnett of Madison and Kathy Holder of Hanover; one stepson, Gary Stites of Madison; one brother, Clement "Clem" Hoffman of Madison; six grandchildren; 10 step grandchildren; 30 step great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Cynthia Marie "Cindy" Brooks, who died May 15, 2012; his parents; one sister, Marcella Clara "Sis" Hoffman, who died Aug. 30, 2012; five brothers, Herman E. Hoffman Jr., who died Oct. 18, 2006, Maurice O. Hoffman, who died Oct. 14, 2012, Joseph J. Hoffman, who died Aug. 22, 2013, Matthew J. Hoffman Jr., who died Dec. 27, 1998, and Robert C. "Bob" Hoffman, who died Jan. 29, 2009; and three stepgrandsons.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the 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 Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the service. A final salute will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Friends of Shawe and Pope John. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Ben Jenkins

Ben K. Jenkins, 81 of Madison, formerly of Bethlehem, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Jeffersonville.

He was born June 4, 1932, to Ulysses Grant and Mary Belle Head Jenkins. He was a retired farmer and formerly worked at the ICI of Americas Inc. located in Charlestown. He enjoyed photography. He was a member of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by one brother, Ulysses "Dutch" Jenkins of Hibernia; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Sallie "Linda" Craigmyle; and three brothers, David Jenkins, Wells Jenkins and William Grant Jenkins.

A graveside service and burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Cemetery in Bethlehem.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Bethlehem Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 224, New Washington, IN 47162.

Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington is in charge of arrangements.

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



Theola Knox

Theola H. Knox, 99, of Bedford, Ky., died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Signature Health Care in Bedford, Ky.

She was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Bedford, Ky., to Manuel and Hallie Craig Davis. She was a member of Mt. Byrd Christian Church. She enjoyed helping others, working in her flower and vegetable gardens.

She is survived by one daughter, Deborah Couch of Bedford, Ky.; one son, Michael Knox of Fishers; one sister, Bertha Buchanan; one brother, Cleon Davis; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Knox; three sons, Benny Joe Knox, Parker Knox and Lany Knox; her parents; five sisters, Buelah Davis, Blanche Jackson, Leona Richmond, Lucy Rice and Flora Green; four brothers, David Davis, Huburt Davis, Paul Davis and Manuel Davis; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The funeral will be at noon Tuesday at Milton United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Church Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until the service.

Wood-Oakley Funeral Home in Milton, Ky. is in charge of arrangements.