Ruby Dean

Ruby Mae Dean, 89, of Nabb, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville.

She was born Sept. 21, 1923, in Madison, the daughter of Thomas and Irene Goins Bladen. She was a housewife. She was a member of New Hope Community Church.

She is survived by her husband, Carl L. Dean; two sons, Roger Dean of Versailles, and Douglas Dean of Madison; one daughter, Judy Palmer of Kent; two brothers, Robert Bladen of Milton, Ky., and Floyd Bladen of Madison; three sisters, Martha Barton of New Washington and Darlene Priddy and Thelma Youngblood, both of Madison; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Freda Perkinson.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the service.

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



Esther Pocobello

Esther Ruth Wadsworth Stiles Pocobello, 88, of Madison, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at Jewel House.

She was born March 20, 1924, in Malvern, Ohio, the daughter of Louis and Sadie Wilson Wadsworth. She was a 1942 graduate of Malvern High School. She attended Ohio State University and was a graduate of the Aultman Hospital School of Nursing in Canton, Ohio. She served in the Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II. She worked as a registered nurse in surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. She served as director of nurses at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison and also as a surgical nurse. She retired from King's Daughters' Hospital on Aug. 1, 1992, after 30 years of service. She co-owned with her husband, Michael, the Famous Bello's Pizza in downtown Madison for many years. She was a member of the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Madison. She enjoyed sewing, caring for animals, gardening and her grandchildren.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Stiles Zapp of Madison; two grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Dr. William Stiles, whom she married in 1957, and who died in 1966, and Michael Pocobello, whom she married Oct. 6, 1978, and who died in 1998; her parents; Arthur and Ethel Wadsworth, her aunt and uncle who raised her; three brothers, John Wadsworth, Vernon Wadsworth and Richard Wadsworth; and two sisters, Lillian Dewart and Betty Casavant.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter or King's Daughters' Health Foundation. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



William Willhoite

William E. "Billy" Willhoite, 78, of Carrollton, Ky., died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 14, 1934, in Ghent, Ky., the son of Virgil Lee and Mable Cynthia Wheeler Willhoite. He served in the Army. He was a retired truck driver for A & W Distributing Company in Carrollton, Ky. He was a member of the First Apostolic Church in Carrollton, Ky.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Ann "Sandy" Willhoite; two sons, Mark A. Willhoite of Walton, Ky. and Jeffery Willhoite of Dublin, Va.; two sisters, Hallie Kiebler of Sellersburg and Evelyn Foster of Jeffersonville; one brother, James Donald "Sandy" Willhoite of Carrollton, Ky.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Lura Lee Willhoite.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Apostolic Church of Carrollton, Ky. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery of Carrollton, Ky.

Friends may call at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and at the church Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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