Charles Bales

Charles William Bales, 76, of Ludlow, Ky., formerly of Vevay, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Covington, Ky.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Sonja Bauer-Rivera

Sonja Tavane Bauer-Rivera, 51, of Carrollton, Ky., died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Ky.

She was born June 11, 1961, in Anderson, the daughter of Florence Sylvia Wilson. She worked as a seamstress for Raggidy Edges. She was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints in Carrollton, Ky.

She is survived by two daughters, Tiffany N. Swafford of Madison and Jeneda L. Bauer of Carrollton, Ky.; three sisters, Voneda Slaughter and Rhonda Ray, both of Georgia, and Sherry Schultz of Hebron, Ky.; three brothers, Kenneth Heck of North Vernon, and Belvy Gabbard and Andy Gabbard, both of Georgia; five aunts; one uncle; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother; and her grandparents, Dan and Laura Wilson.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Vail-Holt Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form donations to the Sonja Tavane Bauer-Rivera Memorial Fund. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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Terry Simmons

Terry Lee Simmons, 63, of Indian Trail, N.C., died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.

He was born Oct. 24, 1949, in Shelbyville, the son of Gerald "Jerry" and Florence Niesse Simmons. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a manager for Standard Register in Shelbyville. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Council 766 and Shelbyville Post 70 of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Claudia Law Simmons, whom he married May 3, 1975; three sons, Shawn Simmons of Shelbyville, Aaron Simmons of Greenfield and Kevin Simmons of Indian Trail, N.C.; two sisters, Nancy Hasecuster of Greenfield and Mary Jane Plymate of Evansville; three step sisters, Rose McAdams of Franklin, Marilyn Mallory of Churchville, Pa., and Wanda Ferguson of Edinburgh; one grandson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins from the Madison area.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his step mother, Agnes Sturgeon Simmons; two sisters, Pat Armstrong and Ida Rork; and four brothers, Gerald "Sonny" Simmons, Steve Simmons, Clement Simmons and Gerald "Jerry" Simmons.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service in Shelbyville. Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Garden in Shelbyville. Military honors will be conducted in the Heroes of Honor & Glory Veterans Garden within the cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the W.G. "Bill" Hefner Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospice Care, 1601 Brenner Ave., Salisbury, NC 28144 or Hospice of South Central Indiana.