Rodney Mershall

Rodney Eugene Mershall, 62, of Bedford, Kentucky, died Thursday, March 5, 2020, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville.

He was born May 4, 1957, in Madison, Indiana, to Bennie and Jean Smith Mershall. He farmed setting, cutting and striping tobacco. He enjoyed being outdoors, walking, fishing and hunting and was an avid Kentucky basketball fan.

Survivors include his daughter, Melinda Mershall of Port Royal, Kentucky; a brother, Bennie Joe Mershall of Bedford; a sister, Vickie Hudson of Milton, Kentucky; and two grandchildren and many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation was chosen with arrangements by Ransdell Funeral Home & Monuments in Bedford. Online condolences, www.ransdellfuneral.com

Lillie Sutherland

Lillie June Sutherland, 79, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Signature Healthcare in Carrollton.

She was born Sept. 5, 1940, in Carroll County, Kentucky, to Henry and Ollie Elizabeth Smith Garrett. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Carrollton and a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, James “Jimmy” Sutherland; a daughter, Debra Cayton of Carrollton; two sons, Jeff Sutherland and Greg Sutherland, both of Carrollton; two sisters, Dorothy Ford of La Grange, Kentucky and Hazel Fox of Bedford, Kentucky; two brothers, Raymond Garrett of Carrollton and Ross Garrett of Mulberry, Florida; and three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Richard Garrett, Earl Garrett and Russell Garrett; and a grandchild.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 12 at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton. Burial will be at the Cayton Family Cemetery near Carrollton. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts may take the form of contributions to Norton Cancer Institute, attention Renato V. LaRocca, in care of the funeral home. Arrangements by Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home.

Rev. Logan Whalen

The Rev. Logan Dean Whalen, 84, of Columbia, South Carolina, died Monday, March 9, 2020, at his home.

He was born Sept. 26, 1935, in Cynthiana, Kentucky, to Logan M. and Hazel Wright Whalen. He was a 1956 graduate of Asbury College and a 1961 graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary. He was ordained in the United Methodist Church in 1963 and served five years in the United Methodist Kentucky Conference and 39 years in the United Methodist Florida Conference. Always preferring to serve in smaller churches, in Kentucky he pastored churches in Danville, Stone, Martin and Maytown. In Florida he served congregations in Sarasota, Reddick, Tampa, Pinetta, Cherry Lake, Greenville, Bunnell, Leisure City, Redland, Cross City, Greensboro, Boynton Beach, Canal Point, Shady Hills and Mayo.

He was well traveled, having visited 49 U.S. states and 21 foreign countries, and was proud to be an honorary Kentucky Colonel. He was an avid fisherman and sportsman, a strong believer in the importance of community, a dedicated member of Rotary International having attained Paul Harris Fellow distinction and was recognized as a Florida Master Gardener, a hunter safety instructor and a huge advocate of education and travel.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Reynolds Whalen; a daughter; Autum Whalen Singleton of Miramar, Florida; three sons, Logan E. Whalen of Norman, Oklahoma and John Whalen and Ralph Whalen, both of Columbia; and 12 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020, at the Worthville Cemetery in Worthville, Kentucky. A reception will be held at the Worthville Baptist Church immediately following the service.

Arrangements by Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton. Online condolences, www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com