Florian Chandler Jr.

Florian Cox “Chan” Chandler Jr., 92, of Carrollton, Ky., died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Centerville, Ohio.

He was born June 22, 1925, in Carrollton, Ky., to Florian “Easy” Cox Sr. and Lillian Corrine “Lillie” Steele Chandler. He was a 1943 graduate of Carrollton High School. After working in Driscoll Drug Store in Carrollton, Ky., he served in the Navy near the end of World War II. He painted hand-lettered signs at his Chandler Sign Shop and for Stan Jasper’s and later Paul Cutshaw’s sign companies. He supervised the production and placement of highway signs for 11 counties in Kentucky, including the large green directional signs along the interstate. He retired from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways in Northern Kentucky. In retirement, he continued sign painting and calligraphy. He was a member of the former Carrollton Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed daily walks in General Butler State Park.

He is survived by one daughter, Linda Chandler Banks of Centerville, Ohio; one sister, Charlotte “Charlie” Ann Pusey of Albany, Ga.; one grandson; many nieces and nephews; and his caregivers.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Mary Frances Craig Chandler; his parents; three brothers, Billy Steele Chandler, Thomas Ryan Chandler and Ronald Ray Chandler; two nieces; and a cousin.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton, Ky.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 11 a.m. until the service.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Carroll County Public Library.

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



John Perry

John T. Perry, 82, of Bedford, Ky., formerly of Madison, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at The Waters of Clifty Falls.

He was born Jan. 2, 1935, in Trimble County, Ky., to John Liter and Freida Perry. He retired in 1977 as a truck driver from the City of Madison after many years of service.

He is survived by one daughter, Karen Lovins of Bedford, Ky.; one son, Trimble Wayne Perry of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; his mother, Freida Callis of Madison; two half-brothers, Lloyd Callis of Vevay and Donald R. Callis of Madison; 16 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Louise Davis Perry, whom he married Sept. 17, 1955, and who died July 13, 2002; three daughters, Kimberly Seidl, who died April 28, 2011, Beverly Fitzgerald, who died April 14, 2012, and Cathy Truman, who died Aug. 2, 2016; and his father.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lytle Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Main Street Chapel. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service.

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

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