Zelma Abbott

Zelma Belle Hall Abbott, 99, of Bedford, Kentucky, died Saturday, May 9, 2020, at Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Kentucky.

She was born May 2, 1921, in Charlestown, Indiana, to William Thomas Sr. and Mildred Neal Hall. She was a farmer, having worked in tobacco alongside her husband on their farm for 35 years. She was a member of Bedford Baptist Church, the Trimble County Homemakers and enjoyed cooking big Sunday and holiday meals.

Survivors include three sons, Bobby Allen Abbott, John Larry Abbott and Chris Abbott, all of Milton, Kentucky; two daughters, Vickie Chism of Eminence, Kentucky, and Karen Denise Robins of Milton; two sisters, Deanie Warner and Sue Louden, both of Madison; and 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, William Earl Abbott Jr., her second husband, Robert Dunlap; a son, William Arnold Abbott; three brothers, Milton Alonzo Hall, Todd Hall and William “Jr.” Hall; and two sisters, Louise Stethen and Wilma Jones.

Private family services will be conducted due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Interment will be in Bedford Cemetery there.

Phillip Aldridge

Phillip Aldridge, 69, of Bedford, Kentucky, died Sunday, May 10, 2020, at Signature Healthcare of Carrollton in Carrollton, Kentucky.

He was born May 7, 1951, in La Grange, Kentucky, to Vance N. and Ethel Mae Horine Aldridge. He was a tipper at Harrods Creek Sanitation for many years and enjoyed spending time with his great nephew.

Survivors include his brother, Rickie Aldridge of Bedford; his sisters, Kathy Rison of La Grange and Rowena May of Bedford; and two nieces and a nephew, one great niece and two great nephews and two great-great nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, William S. Aldridge and Michael Aldridge; and a sister, Gertrude Aldridge.

No services will be held at this time.

Arrangements by Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, in Madison, Indiana. Online condolences, www.lytlewelty.com.

Gerald Gray

Gerald Lee “Jerry” Gray, 58, of Bennington, Indiana, died Saturday, May 9, 2020, near his residence from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident.

He was born Sept. 21, 1961, in Cincinnati to Thomas E. and Patricia Gail Daniels Gray. He was raised in Cincinnati, received his General Education Diploma from the State of Florida and worked in construction for most of his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, racing and building his daughter’s race car, dirt track racing and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Tammy Lynn Arbogast Gray of Bennington; his daughters, Elizabeth Jackson of Deltona, Florida and Patricia Clark of Cocoa, Florida; his step-daughters, Brandy Strand of North Vernon, Indiana and Amber Wood of Pueblo, Colorado; his brothers, Tim Gray of Cocoa, Tom Gray and Tony Gray, both of Cincinnati, Terry Gray of Osgood, Indiana and Sam Gray of Punta Gorda, Florida; and seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Sue Ostholthoff.

A celebration of his life will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

John Houze

John William Houze, 91, of Aurora, Indiana, died Sunday, May 10, 2020, at the Shady Nook Care Center in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

He was born Jan.11, 1929, in Moores Hill, Indiana, to Dilver C. and Emma F. Ryle Houze. He was raised in Aurora where he attended school. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on Dec. 21, 1948, and rose to rank of Private and completed the enlisted motor and track vehicle course from April 1 to July 29, 1949, at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He served in Germany and was transferred to the U.S. Army Reserves on March 14, 1950, and honorably discharged with rank of Sergeant First Class on Aug. 1, 1961. He was employed as a supervisor for Alton Box in Aurora, retiring after 38 years of service. He was a volunteer firefighter and chief for Aurora Fire Department No. 1 and No. 2 for 14 years. He resided in Aurora since 1949 and enjoyed driving around and traveling.

Survivors include his daughters, Donna Romans of Dillsboro, Indiana, and Jackie Votaw of Aurora; his sons, Garry Houze of Knoxville, Tennessee and John W. Houze Jr. of Covington, Kentucky; his brother, Bobby Houze of Lawrenceburg; and 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, his step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 70 years, Ella Frances Curlin Houze, on Jan. 20, 2020; his daughter, Linda Kay Houze Lansing; his infant sister, Ionia Marie Houze; his brothers, Edward and Cecil Houze; and a grandson.

Private funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, Indiana. Private family visitation will be from noon until time of service with COVID-19 restrictions observed.

Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post No. 185 and the Vevay VFW PostNo. 5396 in the Fredonia Cemetery in Vevay.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Rhonda Moore

Rhonda A. Youngblood Moore, 39, of Muncie, Indiana, died Friday, May 8 , 2020, at Ambassador Health Center of Centerville.

She was born Aug. 20, 1980, in Madison, Indiana, to Robert Jr. and Carol Wright Youngblood. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband of 11 years, Alex Moore, of Muncie; her children, Autumn Harris, Shannon Harris, Nathaniel Erhart, Eli Erhart, Hunter Moore and Baylee Grace Moore; and her brothers and sisters, Rob Youngblood III, Brian Youngblood, Mike Youngblood, Sam Youngblood and Mary Youngblood.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents and her first husband, Justin Erhart.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Macer-Hall Marcum & Moffit Funeral Home, Broad Street Chapel, in Muncie. Online condolences, www.MacerHall.com.

Barbara Truesdell

Barbara A. Truesdell, 74, of Madison, Indiana, died Saturday, May 9, 2020, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born May 16, 1945, in Kentucky, to William “Willie” and Ollie Spears Surratt. She was a homemaker and had previously worked in the kitchen at the Clifty Inn Restaurant and enjoyed sewing, crossword puzzles, old western movies and needlepoint.

Survivors include her children, Stafford Leroy Truesdell, Diana May Larrison and Norma Jane Truesdell, all of Madison; her sisters: Ruby Surratt and Janet Surratt, both of Madison; and several grandchildren and her caregivers, Kent Simpson and Patty Britt.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tim Leroy Truesdell, on Feb. 12, 2007; a sister, Betty Surratt; and her brothers, Donny, Billy and Raymond Surratt.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, a memorial service may take place at a later date.

Arrangements by Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel in Madison.

Wilma White

Wilma Catherine White, 99, of Vevay, Indiana and formerly of Madison, Indiana, died Saturday, May 9, 2020, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehab Center in Vevay.

She was born Feb. 24, 1921, in Mt. Sterling in Switzerland County, Indiana, to William and Lou Ollie Lothridge White. She grew up in Switzerland County and attended school there and lived in Cincinnati many years before moving to Madison in 1980. She had worked during World War II in the aluminum industry, and at Fernal Plant in Ohio. She was a beautician, a shoe salesperson at Ludwig Shoe Store in Cincinnati and at Hertz Shoe Store in Madison when she retired. She was a member of First Christian Church in downtown Madison.

Survivors include her nieces and nephews: Harold Wayne and Larry White, Jim and Bill White, Janice McNear, Jean Voyles, Glenda Cox, Denny and Lonnie Monroe, Pam Schmidt, Paula Burkot, Billy and Brian White, and Mary Potter; her caregivers Frances and Larry Green of Madison; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, James Walter “Jim” White, William D. “Red” White, Richard Edwin White, John “Dubby” William White and George Lee White; her sisters, Dorothy Leona White, Mary Jane Schmidt, Lorraine Monroe and Shirley Ann Screes; and her nieces, Georgeanna Beard and Kathy White and nephew, Steve White.

Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will be private in the Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Friends may visit from 5 p.m. until time of services Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church. Cards are available at funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.