Randal Bishop

Randal Young Bishop, 88, of Charlotte, North Carolina, died there on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

He was born in Gatliff, Kentucky, to Nora Lee Young Bishop and Roy Abel Bishop. He grew up on the family farm at Bishop Bend in Owsley County, Kentucky, until age 14 when his father died in an automobile accident and then spent his high school years in Corbin, Kentucky, graduating from Corbin High School. As a teenager, he was a member of the national Aviation Cadet Program, stimulating a lifelong interest in aviation.

He attended the University of Kentucky where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and Pershing Rifles, but left college early to join the US Air Force during the Korean War, training as an Air Traffic Controller. He was stationed in Japan directing air traffic into w ar zones and training others. While there he mastered some of the Japanese language and later taught his children and students some of the language. After his discharge, he returned to Louisville where he met and married his wife Dr. Ina Sue M. Marquis Bishop and they were married on Feb. 27, 1960 in Madison, Indiana.

He graduated from Murray State University with BA degree in social studies and political science, organized the MSU Aquatics Club and established a community program to teach swimming to mentally challenged children. He was certified as a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and Small Craft Instructor and taught swimming classes and water safety over the years.

He began his career as a teacher with fifth and sixh graders in North Vernon, Indiana, where he was also assistant tennis coach. He earned a MS in Counseling and EdS in School Administration at Indiana University and was a popular teacher with students in the Indianapolis school system until his retirement, teaching high school and adult evening school, and establishing and coaching the chess club. His professional activities included serving as President of the Indianapolis Teachers Association of the IEA, and as a site accreditation visitor to secondary schools in several states for the North Central Association. He was active in politics in Indiana as a candidate for state representative and was a Precinct Committeeman for the Republican Party while in later years he was a proud Independent.

After retirement he moved to Charlotte in 1993 and was an ERA Charlotte Realtor.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years; a son, Jon Marquis Bishop; a daughter, Heather Suzanne Bishop; a brother, Rex Bishop of Bedford, Kentucky; a sister, Dr. Yvonne Bishop Shoemaker of La Grange Kentucky; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family held a private graveside service at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte and will plan a memorial service in the spring when it is safer to gather after the virus pandemic. Arrangements by McEwen Funeral Service in Charlotte.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, The American Red Cross, Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte or Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church. Online condolences, www.MEM.com.

Henry Bushman

Henry Fredrick Bushman, 92, of Bear Branch, Indiana, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at The Waters of Rising Sun in Rising Sun, Indiana. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, Indiana, www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Chris Cox

Christine Jeannette “Chris” Warren Cox, 68, of Madison, Indiana, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at University Hospital in Louisville. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, www.morgan-nay.com.

Marcus Culver

Marcus W. Culver, 47, of Madison, Indiana, died on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at the River Terrace Health Campus in Madison.

He was born on Sept. 23, 1972, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Jim Culver and Terry Bell Ginther Eldredge. He had worked at The Madison Courier and the Warf Restaurant where he worked in the kitchen. His greatest joy was his daughter. He loved cats, playing Uno, spending time at the river and with his family and was the greatest shopping partner ever.

Survivors include his daughter, Erin Culver of Hanover; his fathers, Jim Culver of Sunman, Indiana and Bill Eldredge of Madison; his sister, Tracy Youngblood of Madison; a niece, Jorrica Youngblood of Madison; a nephew, Zayrin Youngblood of Madison; and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his mother and his grandmother, Ora Kroger.

Memorial services will be held at a later date and will be announced at that time. Arrangements by Lytle Welty Funeral Homes in Madison.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Contributions may be made at the funeral homes or at lytlewelty.com.

Marian Lloyd

Marian Anita Cook Lloyd, 84, of Vevay, Indiana, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at her residence in Vevay. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Freddie Romans

Freddie Romans, 84, of Madison, Indiana, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at his home near Brooksburg, Indiana, after battling dementia the past two years.

He was born on Nov. 3, 1935, in Cross Plains in Ripley County, Indiana, to Howard Sr. and Katherine Copeland Romans. He was raised in the Manville community and was of the Baptist faith. He married Joyce L. Harmon in Trimble County, Kentucky, on Feb. 18, 1961, and they had three children, settling in Brooksburg where he farmed all of his life and operated a Grade A dairy for 26 years. He also drove a school bus for six years for Madison Consolidated School and had served on the Canaan Water Board for several years. He enjoyed hard work, raising a large vegetable garden, fishing and being with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years; a daughter, Robin Gray of Brooksburg; a son, Randy Romans of Brooksburg; two brothers, Harold Romans and Howard “Junior” Romans, both of Brooksburg; two sisters, Pauline Ferris of Greensburg, Indiana and Linda Sellers of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; and 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Billy Romans; a sister, Allene Bentz Kern; two brothers, Roy Romans and Harley Romans; and a grandson.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Friends may visit from 11 a.m, until time of service Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of King’s Daughters’. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.