Nancy Taylor

Nancy Yvonne Taylor, 71, of Scottsburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 11, 1942, in Austin, to Lincoln A. Taylor Sr. and Nancy Ann Campbell. She was a retired licensed social worker and former coordinator of the Scott County Literacy Council. She was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church and the North Vernon Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 2021 and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

She is survived by three sons, John Ragan Lang Jr. of Drummonds, Tenn., Martin Roth Lang of North Vernon and Ian Rourke Lang of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada; one brother, Lincoln A. Taylor Jr. of Lexington; her stepfather, Marcus Nolting of Columbus; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father; and her mother, Nancy Ann Campbell Nolting.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Burial will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.

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

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

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Edith Temple

Edith Temple, 64, of Madison, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Norton Hospital.

She was born to Oscar and Rosie Luellen. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by one daughter, Lori Temple of Carrollton, Ky.; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

No visitation was scheduled. Cremation was chosen.

Prewitt Funeral Home in New Castle, Ky., was in charge of arrangements.

Willetta Searcy

Willetta Searcy, 99, of Carrollton, Ky., died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Green Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in Carrollton, Ky.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky.

Joseph Spillman

Joseph Glen Spillman, 89, of Pendleton, Ky., died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at his residence.

He was born May 25, 1924, in Trimble County, Ky., to Joe and Minnie Wright Spillman. He served in the Army during World War II. He worked as a farmer for many years. He enjoyed tractors and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Doris J. Spillman; one stepdaughter, Jeannie B. Benz of Pendleton, Ky.; three siblings, Wilma Gilbert, Ruth Erman and Jimmy Spillman; two stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Birdie Carol Carmack; his parents; and five sisters, Ethel L. Mahuron, Anita Reynolds, Lucille Hutcherson, Reva Burrows and Josephine Arnold.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Ky. Burial will be in Sligo Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Online condolences can be sent at