Ricky Morgan

Ricky Allen "Rick" Morgan, 57, of Madison, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

He was born Feb. 27, 1955, in Madison, the son of Melvin Eugene and Nina Carolyn Boldery Morgan. He was a 1973 graduate of Trimble County High School and a 1975 graduate of the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science. He was a licensed funeral director in Kentucky and worked at Graham-Dunn Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky., for several years. He was a former Carroll County, Ky., deputy coroner. He also worked as a safety supervisor for LG&E Power Plant at Wise's Landing. He was a member of Milton United Methodist Church, Moose Lodge 765. He was a Kentucky Colonel.

He is survived by one daughter, Cherith Brooke Petzold of Shepherdsville, Ky.; five brothers, Terry Morgan of Milton, Ky., Dan Morgan of Owensboro, Ky., Gary Buchanan of Bedford, Ky., Bill Buchanan of Milton, Ky. and Bob Buchanan of Madison; one grandson; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father; his mother, Nina Carolyn Boldery Buchanan; and his step father, Charles Buchanan, who died Oct. 3, 2008.

The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Vail-Holt Funeral and Cremation Service. Burial will be in Moffett Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Ricky Allen "Rick" Morgan Memorial Fund. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Shirley Phillips

Shirley Ellen Phillips, 86, of Lexington, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.

She was born March 18, 1926, in McKinley, Wis., the daughter of James Madison and Dora I. Kablau Emry. She retired as a licensed practical nurse at King's Daughters' Hospital. She had also worked at Shady Lane Nursing Home and Bartholomew County Hospital, both in Columbus, and at Ken Joy Nursing Home in Hope. She was a member of the Coffee Creek Christian Church in Paris Crossing, where she was a former president and member of the Golden Bunch Senior Club, a Sunday school teacher for more than 30 years, a member of the Willing Workers Ladies Fellowship and helped with Vacation Bible School for years. She enjoyed reading, animals, gardening, canning, and making maple syrup and butter.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Fred Phillips; one son, Michael Wayne Myers of New Braunfels, Texas; three daughters, Deborah Diane Phillips of Lexington, Ky., Belinda Gregory of Edinburgh and Amber Pearson of Lexington; three sisters, Nellie Hudson of Seattle, Wash., Florence Debley of Poulsbo, Wash., and Pearl Howard of Hawkins, Wisc.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia A. Phillips-Palmer; her father; her mother, Dora I. Kablau Emry-Rehn; three sisters, Ruth Richson, Carol LaPorte and Anna Mae Emry; one brother, Timothy Earl Emry; and one granddaughter.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Coffee Creek Christian Church. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church Friday from noon until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Coffee Creek Christian Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.

Ronald Wilson

Ronald Eugene Wilson, 63, of Carrollton, Ky., died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at his residence.

He was born Dec. 19, 1948, in Madison, the son of Joseph Sr. and Helen Popp Wilson. He had served in the Army during the Vietnam era, working as a mechanic. He received several service medals. He was a former umpire with the North Central Umpires Association in Kentucky. He attended the Family Worship Center in Carrollton, Ky.

He is survived by two daughters, Susan M. Garcia and Helen R. Griffin, both of Carrollton, Ky.; five sisters, Sandra Taylor of Gillette, Wyo., Shirley Statler of Muskogee, Okla. and Kimberly Kopp, Oneida Rose and Danielle Chadwell, all of Carrollton, Ky.; three brothers, Joseph Wilson Jr. and David T. Wilson, both of Carrollton, Ky., and Timothy A. Wilson of Bedford, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; his mother, Helen Popp Wilson Bell; his step mother, Marcella O'Conner Wilson; and one nephew.

A graveside service and burial will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Worthville Cemetery in Worthville, Ky.

Friends may call at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home Monday from 11 a.m. to noon.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Ronald Eugene Wilson Memorial Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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