Charley Akers

Charley Akers, 72, of Deputy, Indiana, died Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, Indiana.

He was born Sept. 12, 1946, in Seymour, Indiana, to James and Bessie Smith Akers. He was a lifelong concrete finisher (union) and worked production for AISIN USA in Seymour for 10 years before retiring in 2009. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Deputy. He enjoyed ginseng hunting and carving walking canes.

He is survived by his wife, Carma Akers of Deputy; four sons, Joey Akers of Seymour, Tommy Akers of Austin, Indiana, Edward Akers of Scottsburg, Indiana, and Jeremiah Akers of Deputy; four daughters, Tina Ebershauser of Madison, Bessie McIntosh of Crothersville, Indiana, Hannah Ebershauser of Austin and Victoria Akers of Deputy; one brother, Paul Akers of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; three sisters, Josie Sawyer of Retreat, Indiana, and Sherry Caldwell and Janita Pennington, both of Scottsburg, and 17 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Billy, Gary and James “Buddy” Akers; and four sisters, Clara Campbell, Wanda Grigsby, Debbie Owsley and Joyce Plersinger.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Bethany Baptist Church in Deputy. Burial will follow in Bethany Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be at the church Monday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Bethany Baptist Church through the funeral home.

Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services was entrusted with the arrangements.

Deborah Boston

Deborah Louise Boston, 58, of Madison, Indiana, died Monday, March 25, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.

She was born Oct. 10, 1960, in Berkeley, California, to David and Susan Moneca Maxwell. She lived most of her life in Madison. She was a 1982 graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. She worked for Newberg Construction in Nabb, Indiana, The Williamson Company in Madison as an industrial engineer, the Jefferson Proving Grounds in Madison as a test director, and Bluegrass Chemical Depot in Richmond, Kentucky, as a treaty compliance officer before retiring with 30 years of service from the Department of the Army in 2016. She was proud of her American Indian ancestry as a member of the Yuki-Paiute Round Valley tribe in Northern California and was an accomplished artist in several mediums and enjoyed sharing her creative talents. She enjoyed motorcycling with her husband as a lifetime member of the Ladies of Harley and a member of The Indiana Patriot Guard. She enjoyed sports as a “fanatic” supporter for Indiana University, Major League Baseball and NASCAR. She was an avid Hallmark Ornament Collector. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Order of the Eastern Star Hanover Lodge #525, Hanover, Indiana. She enjoyed meeting people and was a genealogy volunteer at the Jefferson County Historical Society, as well as a volunteer at the Madison Art Club and Art on Main.

She is survived by her husband, Garry L. Boston, of Madison; her parents, David and Susan Maxwell, of Phoenix, Arizona; one brother, Jonn Maxwell, of Phoenix; one sister, Diane Campbell, of Elk Grove, California, two nephews and a niece and several extended family members.

A private family funeral service was Friday, March 29, 2019, in Phoenix.

There will be a Celebration of Life Sunday June, 9, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hanover Masonic Lodge in Hanover.

Mark Hewitt

Mark Joseph Hewitt, 56, of Bedford, Kentucky, died Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville.

He was born Feb. 3, 1963, in Madison, to Walter D. and Beatrice Josephine Brown Hewitt. Family was always first with him, especially the biggest joy of his life, his grandchildren. He was a devoted, supporting member of the Trimble County Youth Football League, giving of himself tirelessly. He coached and attended his boy’s games religiously. He enjoyed spending time with his friends at Poe’s Garage in Bedford. He loved to travel and visited 47 of the 48 states in the continental United States. With great pride, he gathered his family and together they made handmade wooden Christmas ornaments and lawn decorations. His family recalled how he loved cooking large holiday meals for them and how much they enjoyed his cooking. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting and gardening, especially his roses, that he got to see bloom one last time before his passing.

He is survived by his wife, Nellie Roseann Skaggs Hewitt of Bedford; his children, Joseph Fredrick Scott Hewitt of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, Chris “Bubba” Hewitt, Shayman Kyle Quire and Shiloh “Pepper” Kane Real, all of Bedford; one sister, Janie Irene Johnson of Owenton, Kentucky; one brother, Steven Brown Hewitt of Carrollton, Kentucky; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Bedford Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Trimble County Youth Football League. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at

Bonnie Hopper

Bonnie L. Hopper, 70, of Madison died Thursday, June 6, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel or at

Shirley Konkle

Shirley Louise Martin Konkle, 69, of Madison died Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

She was born August 9, 1949, in Madison, to Roy Allen and Laura Marie Smith Martin. She lived most her life in Jefferson County where she attended school. She was a devoted wife, mom, grandma and homemaker. She was a member of North Madison Christian Church and enjoyed watching television, working crossword puzzles, and her dog, Yara Sofia.

She is survived by two sons, Jeffery Konkle of Madison and Ralph Dale Konkle of Dupont, Indiana; her adopted son, Jeremy Spry; one sister, Margaret McCarty of Madison; three grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Allen “Scrubby” Konkle; her parents, and one brother, Richard Martin.

She chose cremation and there will be no services.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Shirley Konkle Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

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