Bill Culp

Bill M. Culp, 85, of Madison, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Hanover Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born March 4, 1928, in Paducah, Ky., to O.H. and Maude McAllister Culp. He resided his early life and attended school in Paducah, Ky. He later moved to Seymour, attending Seymour High School and working at Shawe-Gerwin Shoe Company from 1943 to 1946. He served in the Air Force from Dec. 11, 1947, to May 14, 1948, rising to the rank of private first class serving the 502nd Station Medical Group at Maxwell Air Force Base. He was united in marriage to Alyce M. Henson. He was employed in 1959 with the U.S. Shoe Corp. and served as a plant manager for companies in Crothersville, Columbus, Ohio, Osgood, Madison, Prestonburg, Ky., Puerto Rico and China. He retired after 42 years of service and returned to Madison in 1979 where he was united in marriage to Andrea Mercado. He was a member of the New Life Fellowship Church and the Madison Moose Lodge 765. He was united in marriage to Bernice Cole. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed working at the Sunrise Golf Course. He also enjoyed playing cards, diving and helping others.

He is survived by six daughters, Joy Culp of Madison, Cathy "Cate" Pearson and Karen Stephens, both of Hanover, and Christy Kollman, Connie Tatman and Carrie Fullenkamp, all of Madison; one son, Billy Jay Culp of Puerto Rico; two stepchildren, Pablo Vazquez and Andrea Vazquez, both of Puerto Rico; two sisters, Geraldine Cordry of Bloomington and Jewell Mack of Brownstown; two brothers, Dennis Culp of Osgood and Donald Culp of Seymour; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alyce M. Henson Culp, whom he married in 1950, and who died Jan. 15, 2010; his parents; two sisters, Ernestine Beineke and Judy Pindell; three brothers, Glen Culp, Charles S. Culp and Ranal Culp; one grandson; one nephew; and one great-niece.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 at New Life Fellowship Church. Burial will be in Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 at the cemetery chapel.

Friends may call at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre on Sunday, July 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. and at the church Sunday, Aug. 4, from 1 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Lung Association, New Life Fellowship or Adra Mission Fund. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Robert Lucas

Robert Leo "Bob" Lucas, 64, of North Vernon, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

He was born Dec. 20, 1948, in North Vernon, to Ray and Opal Wilson Lucas. He retired in 2011 from AISIN U.S.A. in Seymour. He previously worked for Regal Rugs in North Vernon for 10 years. He was a member of Eagles Lodge and AmVets, both in North Vernon. He enjoyed playing poker, tonk and darts; going to gambling boats; watching westerns and the sci-fi channel; wrestling; his dogs and being with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Sue Thomas Lucas, whom he married in October 1988; two daughters, Emma Jean Callahan of Seymour and Teresa Diane Anderson of Crothersville; his mother, Opal Ritchie of North Vernon; one brother, Roger Lucas of North Vernon; one sister, Sheila Yux of North Vernon; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Bill Lucas; and one sister, Sharon Fox.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation service in North Vernon. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in North Vernon.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the service.

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



Tom Scroggs

Clyde Thomas "Tom" Scroggs, 65, of Madison, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus.

He was born Feb. 19, 1948, in Marion County, to Joseph Perry and Kathryn Bunten Scroggs. He served in the Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired from the postal service after 35 years of service. He was currently employed with Lowe's in Madison and as a property manager for Stambaugh Rentals.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Kennett Scroggs; two sons, Andrew Scroggs of Martinsville and Dustin Christman of Madison; his mother, Kathryn Wells of Andalusia, Ala.; six siblings, Victoria Nelson of Vevay, Joseph Scroggs of Toledo, Ohio, Marion Scroggs of Gantt, Ala., Tina Coots of Shelbyville, Tenn., Mark Wells of Henryville and Teresa Gilmore of Andalusia, Ala.; five grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, William "Bill" Wells; his stepfather, Bobby Lomax Johns; one niece; and one great-niece.

A celebration of life service will be held Sept. 21 in Andalusia, Ala.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, Fund Development Office, 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, IN 47201 or the Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter, 2727 Hannah Drive, Madison, IN 47250.