Ralph Lock

Ralph Darrell "Bugs" Lock, 77, of Madison, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

He was born May 2, 1936, in Madison, to Lee W. and Lee Anna Marsh Lock. He resided all of his life and attended school in Jefferson County. He was employed in construction with Labor Union 795 in New Albany for 43 years. He was a member of the Kent Christian Church. He enjoyed yard sales, collecting bottles, and being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was awaiting the birth of his ninth great-grandchild.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Jean Clubb Lock, whom he married July 28, 1961; one son, Darrell Lee Lock of Hanover; one daughter, Doris Jean Van Wye of Madison; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Robert Dewey Lock, Louis Carroll Lock and Donald Eugene Lock; and one granddaughter.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Jefferson County Youth Shelter. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Hilda Meriwether

Hilda Wentworth Meriwether, 91, of Vevay, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at her residence.

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



Betty Shuck

Betty Josephine "B.J." Knotts Shuck, 90, of Hanover, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.

She was born Jan. 14, 1923, in Parsons, W. Va., to Marie Auvil Knotts. She graduated from Berea College in 1944 with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and math. During World War II she married Glen Bonsett and worked in Los Angeles, Calif., as a research chemist. After moving to southern Indiana, she completed a master of arts teacher in French from Indiana University. She taught high school math in Versailles and Vevay, English at Southwestern High School and French for 20 years at Scottsburg High School. She married William A. "Bill" Shuck in 1983 and retired to Lake Placid, Fla. In 2001, she returned to Hanover. She enjoyed taking trips to Europe with students and others. She also enjoyed playing bridge, golfing and gardening. She was a sports fan, especially enjoying Indiana University basketball.

She is survived by three daughters, Sandi Webster, Andrea Tarpley and Candi Gray; seven grandsons; one granddaughter; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her second husband, William A. "Bill" Shuck; and her parents.

No services are planned. The family will hold a private gathering at a later date.

Woodlawn-Vail Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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



Shelby Staples Jr.

Shelby "Bud" Staples Jr., 81, of Bedford, Ky., died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Baptist Healthcare in LaGrange, Ky.

He was born June 2, 1932, the son of Shelby Sr. and Hattie May Wise Staples. He served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He farmed for many years, raising crops and tending livestock. He enjoyed fishing and playing Canasta with his friends. He was a member of Bedford Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Jane Sibley Staples, whom he married March 2, 1957; four children, Paul Staples of Atlanta, Ga., Bradley Staples of Collierville, Tenn., Shelly Staples Ginn of Bedford, Ky., and Donna Staples Carder of Atlanta, Ga.; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Ky. A private scattering ceremony will take place at a later date.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. until the service.

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

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