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Obituaries - May 2, 2013
Thursday, May 02, 2013 11:00 AM
Melvin R. "Mel" Barton, 53, of Rushville, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
He was born Nov. 3, 1959, in Rushville, to F. Randall and Martha Bell Porter Barton. He was a 1978 graduate of Rushville High School and earned a bachelor's degree and later an master of business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. He retired after 30 years as a supervisor for Copeland Corp. He enjoyed firearm and auto restoration, fishing, antiquing, history and genealogy.
He is survived by his wife, Angie Torline Neeb Barton, of Rushville, formerly of Madison, whom he married Nov. 11, 2011; four sons, Ryan Barton of Alexandria, Va., and Alex Barton, Eric Barton and Ryan Neeb, all of Rushville; one daughter, Emily Neeb of Rushville; one brother, Donald Porter of Rushville; three sisters, Rebecca Kay McCormick of Summerville S.C., Regina M. Cummings of Columbus and Susan Halcomb of Rushville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one niece; and one nephew.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Moster Mortuary in Rushville.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Donate Life Indiana or the Rushville Animal Shelter.
Online condolences can be sent at www.mostermortuary.com.
Joanne Carpenter Bullock, 76, of Madison, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at King's Daughters' Hospital.
She was born April 25, 1937, in Danville, to Lemuel and Marjorie Elliot Carpenter. She was raised and attended school in Danville. Her husband's work required that the family live in various places in the United States and they moved to Madison in November 1972. She was employed in dietary with the Steer Restaurant until 1985 when they moved to Columbus. In Columbus she worked in dietary for various restaurants. The family moved back to Madison in 1991. She was a member of the Madison Elks Lodge No. 524, the Clifty Six Fire Company and Hanover United Methodist Church. She enjoyed being with her family and her grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking, crafts, flowers, sewing, making blankets, the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Bears and Indiana University basketball.
She is survived by three daughters, Jan DeWeese of Lafayette, Jean Edwards of Mansfield, Ill., and Julie Hoskins of Hanover; one son, Bill Bullock of Madison; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John William Bullock, whom she married Dec. 24, 1953, and who died March 1, 2008; her father; her mother, Marjorie Elliot Carpenter Seibert; three brothers, Richard Carpenter, David Carpenter and Fred Carpenter; and two sisters, Judy Aders and Marie Eaton.
The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hanover United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Hanover Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Hanover United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society. Contribution cards are available at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Larry Wayne Towles, 60, of Worthville, Ky., died Saturday, April 27, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 20, 1953, in Owenton, Ky., to Ben and Vera Smith Towles. He served in the Army. He was self-employed as a carpenter in the construction industry. He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by two daughters, Angela Pettit of Sparta, Ky., and Tetta Hubbard of Union, Ky.; one son, Benjy Towles of Warsaw, Ky.; one brother, Bobby Jean Towles of Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Louis Jean Adams of Hopkinsville, Ky.; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, William Ray Towles and Kenneth Ray Towles.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Eagle Creek Resort in Worthville, Ky. Cremation was chosen.
No visitation is scheduled.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the family. Contributions can be made through the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky., which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.
This is a corrected version of an obituary published Wednesday. It corrects provided information and reflects a change in the location of the memorial service.
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