Lester Castle

Lester Martin Castle, 67, of Vevay, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Vevay.

He was born Feb. 8, 1946, in Lowmansville, Ky., to Monroe and Nolda Castle Castle. He was raised in Lowmansville, Ky., where he was a 1964 graduate of Lowmansville High School. He was a former steel worker at the Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel in Steubenville, Ohio, retiring in 1996, after 32 years of service. He also worked at Gallatin Steel in Carrollton, Ky., retiring in 2006, after seven years of service. He owned and operated Striker's Bowling Alley in Vevay for four years. He was a former member of the United Steel Workers. He was a member of the Church of God in Bloomingdale, Ohio. He enjoyed golfing and bowling.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Elizabeth Beany Castle, whom he married July 3, 1965; one daughter, Stephanie Hood of Vevay; four sons, Deron Martin Castle of Akron, Ohio, Eric Lynn Castle of Carrollton, Ky., and Stephen Edwin Castle and Christopher Allen Castle, both of Vevay; three sisters, Louise Melvin of Paintsville, Ky., June Fitch of Springfield, Ohio and Garnett Ratliff of Staffordsville, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and two sisters.

All services will be private.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Lung Association or King's Daughters' Hospice. Contribution cards are available at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, which is in charge of arrangements.

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



Edward Elbert

Edward Allen Elbert, 61, of Marysville, Calif., died Friday, June 14, 2013, at Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael, Calif.

He was born March 26, 1952, in Batesville, to Denver Edward and Ruby Elbert. He served in the Army. He lived in Madison before moving to California 15 years ago.

He is survived by 13 siblings, Carolyn Elbert Mack of Milton, Ky., Irene Marie Elbert Strickland of Sacramento, Calif., Rita Elbert Kinman of Madison, Karen Brown, David Elbert, Delmer Elbert, Dorothy Elbert and Betty Joe Elbert, all of California, Debra McLaughlin of Seattle, Wash., Linda Boston and Leola Brierly, both of Madison, James M. Brierly of Indiana and Jaunita Brierly Brandon of Hanover; his step father, James E. Brierly of Hanover; his step mother, Harriet Elbert of Olivehurst, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Elbert Brierly; his father, Denver Edward Elbert; and one brother, Danny Elbert.

His body was donated to science. No services are scheduled.



Betty Fresh

Betty Jane Fresh, 68, of Hanover, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at her residence.

She was born June 23, 1944, in Lagrange, Ky., to Jesse and Edna Burkhead Shanks. She retired from Madison Plastics where she worked as a machine operator. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and her pet dogs. She also enjoyed playing bingo and crafting. She was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge 931 in Madison, where she enjoyed listening to karaoke.

She is survived by her husband, John L. Fresh, whom she married, Oct. 23, 1963; her mother, Edna Taylor of Shepherdsville, Ky.; three sons, John E Fresh of Madison, James F. Fresh of Bedford, Ky. and Donald Hardin of Hanover; five sisters, Helen McGlasson, Cathy Via and Trina Taylor, all of Shepherdsville, Ky., and Gloria Blevins of Florida and Linda Eades of Boonville, N.C.; one brother, Gary Shanks of Shepherdsville, Ky.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Frances Castle; her father; one brother, Reuban Shanks; and one grandson.

The family will gather Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 1340 Michigan Road.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Betty Jane Fresh Memorial Fund. Contributions can be made through Vail Funeral Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.

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



Willie Lucas Jr.

Willie Edward Lucas Jr., 67, of Harrodsburg, Ky., formerly of Hanover, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.



George Morgan

George D. Morgan, 76, of Madison, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

He was born Dec. 1, 1936, in Madison, to Wayne T. and Bessie Winters Morgan. He was raised in North Madison and was a 1955 graduate of Madison High School. He served in the Indiana National Guard from April 7, 1953, to April 6, 1963, rising to the rank of staff sergeant serving in Company A, Second Battalion, 138th Armor. In 1953, he went to work for John Gans at the Gans Funeral Home and Furniture Store in downtown Madison. He worked a short period of time for the Madison State Hospital. He began full time employment at the Gans Funeral Home in June 1960 and became owner of Gans Funeral Home in 1977, until selling the funeral home in 1981. He was a licensed emergency medical technician with Gans Ambulance Service and Hugh Garner's Med Care Ambulance Service for many years. He was employed with Vail-Holt Memorial Funeral Home in downtown Madison and Hanover from 1985 to 1996. He served as vice president of Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre since 1996. He had been associated with funeral service in Madison for the past 60 years. He enjoyed helping children in the community and driving a school bus for the same route for 25 years with Madison Consolidated Schools. He was a supporter of the Jefferson County Republican Party and enjoyed seven years of service to the City of Madison as a city councilman. He was a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club of Madison, the Madison Moose Lodge 765, Madison Elks Lodge 524, Historic Madison Inc., Union Lodge 2 F. & A.M. and the Prince of Peace Catholic Church. He was also a supporter of the Jefferson County 4-H, the Friends of Shawe and Pope John as well as many other organizations in the community. He enjoyed riding and watching trains, collecting trains, raising bulldogs, the Ohio River, traveling and whistling. He also enjoyed wintering in Winter Haven, Fla. for the past several years.

He is survived by his wife, J. Darlene Hambrick Morgan, whom he married Feb. 15, 1980; two sons, Troy Morgan of Madison and Trent Morgan of Columbus; two step sons, Robby Johnson and Chris Tinker, both of Madison; two step sisters, Norita Dattilo and Donna Ann Bennett, both of Madison; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his mother, who died in 1953; his father, who died Dec. 19, 1976; his step mother, Mabel C. Jones Morgan, who died Aug. 29, 2010; two sisters, Norma Bentley, who died Sept. 25, 1991, and Betty Weaver, who died Oct. 11, 2011; one brother, Forrest W. Morgan, who died July 21, 1979; and two aunts.

The funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery. A flag presentation will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

Friends may call at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Sunday from 1 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 9 to 10:20 a.m. A Masonic service will be conducted by Union Lodge 2 F. & A.M. at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Prince of Peace Catholic Church or Lide White Memorial Boys & Girls Club. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Wanda Penick

Wanda Louise Lawson Penick, 74, of Bedford, Ky., died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Carroll County Hospital in Carrollton, Ky.

She was born May 19, 1939, in Bedford, Ky., to William "Bill" Lawson and Ada Mae Poe Smith. She enjoyed sewing, making dolls and nursing injured animals back to health. She also liked to talk to people and spend time with her family.

She is survived by three children, Pam Smith and Barry L. Penick, both of Bedford, Ky., Lavonna Jackson of Madison and Laquitta Fugate of Bedford, Ky.; one sister, Mary Jewell of Vevay; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Penick; one son, Troy Penick; her parents; two siblings, LG Lawson and Bonnie Burbank; one grandson; and one great-grandson.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Ky. Burial will be in Bedford Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service.

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



Sarah Pruitt

Sarah A. Ritchie Pruitt, 78, of Hanover, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.



Dennis Westrick

Dennis Wayne Westrick, 64, of Madison, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at his residence

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Wood-Oakley Funeral Home in Milton, Ky.