Donna Earl

Donna M. Earl, 72, of Hanover, formerly of Butlerville, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at King's Daughter's Hospital.

She was born May 3, 1940, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Leslie Lee and Viola Belle Haymaker Costelow. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed crafts, painting, knitting, crocheting, flowers, birds and working crossword puzzles.

She is survived by five sons, Gregory A. Earl of Butlerville, Curtis L. Earl of Hanover, Leslie A. Earl of Commiskey, Gary L. Earl of Hanover and Bobby W. Earl of Madison; four daughters, Kelly A. Whitten of Alabama, Jodyena Reudbush of Largo, Fla., Tammy S. Earl Jackson of Columbus and Shirlie J. Earl of Madison; one brother, James R. Costelow of Largo, Fla.; three sisters, Dorothy Murphy of Mooresville, Geneva Brown of Morristown and Ruby Smith of Shelbyville; 23 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Vicki Marie Earl; one son, Ralph Pearson Jr.; her parents; one brother, Edgar L. Costelow; and four sisters, Juanita Belle Costelow, Edna Joyce Costelow, Dionna Marie Costelow and Letha J. Oldham.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral and Cremation Service in North Vernon. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

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

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Duane Gray Sr.

Duane J. Gray Sr., 61, of Vevay, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis.

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

Dorothy Staples

Dorothy S. Staples, 89, of Bedford, Ky., died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Ky.