Bennie Abbott

Bennie Elmer "Curley" Abbott, 80, of Madison, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at his residence.

He was born April 16, 1932, in Shelbyville, Ky., the son of Elmer and Bessie Reece Abbott. He was raised in Trimble County, Ky., and was a graduate of Trimble County High School. He served in the Navy from July 7, 1949, to July 26, 1951, rising to the rank of seaman during the Korean War. He was first married to Frances Tindle in 1950. He was married Nov. 9, 1974, to Marilyn Jean Wilwert. He had lived in Madison the past 20 years and was a member of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. He owned and operated Curley's Cafe on West Street in downtown Madison and was the manager of the cafeteria at the Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corp. He had last worked in security at companies in Madison and Louisville, Ky. He drove a tour bus in Anaheim, Calif., from 1975 to 1996. He owned and operated Curley's Pizza in Madison from 1968 to 1975. "KY Curly" was his stage name and he enjoyed singing, playing the guitar and the drums. He had performed with Elvis Presley, Porter Wagoner, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and other recording artists.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Jean Wilwert Abbott; four sons, Bennie Wayne Abbott of Milton, Ky., Bobby Jean Abbott of Greenwood, Joey Abbott of Milton, Ky., and Michael Abbott of Madison; one daughter, Patty Zahm of Franklin; three step sons, William Eugene Forry of Houston, Texas, Danny Lee Forry of Iowa Falls, Iowa, and Robert S. Forry of Nuevo, Calif.; one brother, Terry Abbott of Hanover; four sisters, Hazel Stamper of Lexington, Lois Boulton of Madison, Anna Francis Flanagan of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and Brenda Beverly of Bedford, Ky.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Tina Abbott; his father, who died Nov. 16, 1984; his mother, who died Jan. 19, 2000; one brother, Allen Joe Abbott, who died Feb. 2, 1941; and his first wife, Frances Tindle.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

Friends may call at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Bennie Abbott Memorial Fund. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Elmo Bailey

Elmo E. Lanham Bailey, 93, of Madison, formerly of Florence, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at The Waters of Clifty Falls.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.



Erma Eador

Erma May Eador, 93, of Lexington, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.

She was born Jan. 26, 1919, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Charles Edward and Bertha May Eldridge Bruther. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Coffee Creek Christian Church in Paris Crossing. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading the Bible and spending time with her family.

She is survived by three daughters, Juanita Campbell of Lexington, Patsy Long of North Vernon and Peggy Conner of Chattanooga, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow R. Eador, whom she married Dec. 2, 1939, and who died Jan. 20, 1989; her parents; two brothers, Ernest Bruther and Louie Bruther; and three sisters, Goldie Jones, Evelyn Wilson and Dorothy Wingham.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon. Burial will be in Coffee Creek Christian Cemetery in Paris Crossing.

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

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

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



Doreen Kurosky

Doreen Faye McGee Kurosky, 88, of North Miami Beach, Fla., formerly of Jefferson County, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at her residence.

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



Louis Maddox

Louis R. Maddox, 72, of Milton, Ky., died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

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



Edith Reed
Edith McKay Reed, 97, of Vevay, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born Nov. 23, 1914, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Thomas Dyer and Mary Emma Lummer McKay. She resided all of her life in Switzerland County and was a 1935 graduate of Vevay High School. She was a homemaker and mother. She was a member of the Hilltoppers Homemakers Club and Union Baptist Church in Lamb. She enjoyed quilting, traveling and genealogy.

She is survived by two sons, Robert W. "Bob" Reed and Paul Roger "Sonny" Reed, both of Vevay; two sisters, Agnes Hankins of Vevay and Jean Romans of Lamb; three granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Henry Reed, whom she married June 5, 1937, and who died July 15, 2006; her parents; four sisters, Louise Stout, Alice M. Wheeler, Esther McKay and Ruth Hines; three brothers, Thomas McKay, Albert McKay and Frederick McKay; and one grandson.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Union Baptist Church or Switzerland County Emergency Unit. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Ruth Stuart

Ruth Ann LaPine Stuart, 74, of Madison, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at her residence.

She was born Jan. 3, 1938, in Madison, the daughter of William Pierre and Iva Mae Richards LaPine. She resided all of her life in Madison and attended Shawe Memorial High School. She was employed at the U.S. Shoe Corp. in Madison from 1961 until it closed. She then worked for a short time at Madison Precision Products and retired from Grote Industries. She was a member of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion Auxiliary and Liberty Christian Church. She was baptized Sept. 27, 2012, at Liberty Christian Church. She enjoyed bingo, yard sales, Hallmark movies, the Ross Country Jamboree and visits from her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, William Allen "Bill" Stuart, whom she married June 12, 1957; two daughters, Sheila Davis of Lexington and Christy Brown of Madison; two brothers, Robert "Bob" LaPine of Wilmington, Ohio, and Charles Wayne LaPine Sr. of Madison; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; seven sisters, Mary Tilley, Norma Morris, Dorothy Geisler, Bessie Sevier, Josephine Robertson, Margie LaPine and Frances Covington; and four brothers, William "Bill" LaPine, John LaPine, George LaPine and James C. "Jimmy" LaPine.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from noon until the service. Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion Auxiliary will conduct a special service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. Jude's or Liberty Christian Church. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Blanche Wilder

Blanche "Bu" Coates Wilder, 80, of Rising Sun, formerly of East Enterprise, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at The Waters of Rising Sun.

She was born July 7, 1932, in Louisville, Ky., the daughter of Charles and Marion Bishop Coates. She was a graduate of Suffolk, Va., High School. She received her bachelor of science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a physical therapy degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1953. She was a physical therapist for 41 years at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the Wesley Hall Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio, retiring in 1994. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking and baking.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Cutter of Bennington and Victoria Brehm of Arkansas; one son, Darrin Wilder of Biloxi, Miss.; one sister, Sheila Thompson of Washington state; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. "Jim" Wilder, whom she married July 25, 1967, and who died March 1, 1998; her parents; four brothers, Edwin Coates, Howell Coates, Willard Coates and Charles Coates Jr.; and two sisters, Margaret Moore and Teresa Donahue.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Dearborn County. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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