James Augustin

James A. “Belvie” Augustin, 42, of Hanover died Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Madison.

He was born Oct. 24, 1976, in Madison, the son of Joseph and Helen Lee Mullikin Augustin. He was a 1995 graduate of Shawe Memorial High School and worked as a forklift operator at Arvin Sango. He was a member of 4-H and was known for always being on the phone. He enjoyed square dancing with his parents as a kid, shooting guns and especially enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Amy L. Kelly Augustin of Hanover, whom he married July 13, 2003; his father, Joseph Augustin of Madison; two sisters, Nancy Fitton and Linda Augustin, both of Madison; one brother, Roy Augustin of Madison; and four nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and two brothers, Charles and Paul Augustin.

There will be a memorial service at 4 p.m. Saturday at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 2 p.m. until the service.

Online condolences can be sent at lytlewelty.com

Nancy Brent

Nancy Elizabeth Brent, 93, of Martinez, Geogia, died Oct. 25, 2018, in Evans, Georgia.

She was born June 25, 1925, in Prestonville, Carroll County, Kentucky, the daughter of Emmett Lee McMannis and Maude Perkins McMannis. She had retired from Carroll County Memorial Hospital as a nursing assistant circulating nurse in the operating room. She was a member of The First Baptist Church of Evans and Cove Hill Baptist Church in Carrollton.

She is survived by three daughters, Sandra Brent Lentz of Martinez, Ilene Brent of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, and Carol Beth Brent Wittschen of Washington, Georgia; one brother, Jimmy McMannis of Carrollton,; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene C. Brent; her parents; two sisters, Anna Katherine Layton and Irene Joslin; and one brother, Harlan McMannis.

The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 5 p.m. until the service.

There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Campbellsburg Masonic Cemetery in Campbellsburg, Kentucky.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Cove Hill Baptist Church in Carrollton, First Baptist Church of Evans, 515 North Belair Rd., Evans, Georgia 30809, or the Margaret E. Moul House, 2050 Barley Rd., York, Pennsylvania, 17408.

Online condolences can be sent at tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com

Jean Humphrey

Jean Elva Humphrey, 88, of Madison died Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at The Waters of Clifty Falls.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel or at lytlewelty.com

Rosemary Miller

Verna “Rosemary” Meece Miller, 80, of Florence, Indiana, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, at her home.

She was born Feb. 13, 1938, in Somerset, Kentucky, the daughter of Glover Trimble and Dorothy Ledbetter Meece. She grew up in Carrollton, where she graduated from high school. She retired from Gallatin County Nursing Home as a qualified medical assistant after several years of service. She was the former activities director for Green Valley Nursing Home in Carrollton for five years. She lived the past 27 years in Florence. She was a member of Madison Assembly of God. She enjoyed crafts, painting, flowers and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by one son, George William Washburn of Carrollton; three daughters, Alex Fuller of Vevay, Marie Robertson of Milton, Kentucky, and Jeanie Oldham of Florence; one sister, Kathy Anderson of Hanover; one brother, Richard Meece of Gold Canyon, Arizona; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, George William Washburn; her second husband, Robert Lee Miller; one son, Michael Washburn; her parents; one sister, Joyce Washburn; and three brothers, Everett Wayne Meece, Donald Meece and Gary Meece.

No services are planned at this time.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to charity of the donor’s choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at haskellandmorrison.com

Gail Sims

Elizabeth Gail Holcomb Sims, 78, of Hanover died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville.

She was born April 27, 1940, in Edinburgh, Indiana the daughter of Hosey William and Josephine King Holcomb. Her parents had married when her mother was 17. Her father worked construction often far from home and her mother was a waitress. Her family settled in Madison in 1960 and her mother worked as the cafeteria supervisor at Madison Consolidated Junior High School and her father worked construction with the Indiana Kentucky Electric Corp. She graduated from Hanover High School in 1957 and went to finishing school. She said she either wanted to be an artist, a minister or do something in carpentry and construction. She was a devoted loving mother and along with her husband, Will, instilled in their children a devotion to family, strong work ethics, contributing to society and always supporting each other. She was proud of her children and their families. She and Will bought a farm where he enjoyed raising tobacco and caring for the animals and she loved to raise beautiful gardens and decorate their beautiful home. She loved nature, painting, art of any kind, writing, poetry and genealogy. She taught art at Shawe Memorial High School and also received her real estate license. She and Will were both dedicated to the Jefferson County Democrat Party and would help where ever needed. Her good friend Donna Jackson said, “ Gail was an artist whose work was beautiful. The Democrat Party had award winning floats in many Madison Regatta Parades that won first place awards due to Gail’s skill.” Will served as Hanover Township Trustee from 1972 to 2014 and she served many of those years as his deputy. In 1990 she, along with Donna Jackson decided to run for office and both were elected. She had served as Jefferson County assessor for 13 years and was serving as the Hanover Township trustee. She was unopposed on the Nov. 6 ballot. Both, she and Will loved and cared for the Hanover Township constituents and tried always to help where needed either through the office or personally. When her father became ill she helped her mother lovingly care for him at home for several years and later as her aging mother needed care, she was there as much as possible. The births of her grandchildren brought much joy and delight to her life and later the great-grandchildren as well. She was a gifted doting grandmother and great-grandmother always instilling in their minds to be the best they could be. She was a Charter Founder of the Jefferson County Youth Shelter, a project to which she gave of herself and of her resources to create a wonderful sanctuary for the youth. She counseled many young candidates that wished to run for office. She always chose her words wisely to guide them in a direction that would benefit the office they were seeking. She lovingly cared for her husband when dementia came into his life and cared as well for her daughter Sheila as her health began to decline. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Parish and was faithful with her time and resources. She passed suddenly from this life, leaving it as beautifully as she served it. Her beauty and presence will be missed along with her guiding kindness and advice. She dedicated this poem to her beloved husband and leaves this message for all of us, “ If I could, I’d stay with you another day, If I could, I’d hold your hand in mine today, If I could, I’d walk with you along the way. If I could, ...oh...If I could. There will be days when you will want to talk to me. Call my name and know that I am near. In your heart I’ll live for eternity. Call my name, I can hear and I will see you soon.”

She is survived by three daughters, Alisa Anderson of Lenoir, Tennessee, Melody Sims-Cole and Kim Smith, both of Hanover; two sons, Rob Sims of Hanover and Michael Sims of Lexington, Indiana; one sister, Kathy Holcomb-Lahee of Columbus, Indiana; 15 grandchildren; one nephew she thought of as a grandson, Evan Lehee; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willmoth Robert “Will” Sims, whom she married Jan. 31, 1959; one daughter, Sheila Renee Sims; her parents; and one sister, Karen Holcomb-Mennen.

There will be a Christian mass burial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. A private burial will follow at a later date in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Friday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

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Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Jefferson County Youth Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Anna Smith

Anna Mildred Smith, 88, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Signature Healthcare of Carrollton.

She was born Feb. 28, 1930, in Carroll County, the daughter of Ralph Austin Smith and Nannie Rabourn Smith. She was a housewife and homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Overstreet of Carrollton and Carolyn Bright of Bedford, Kentucky; three sons, Bobby Smith of Bedford, Donald Smith of Worthville, Kentucky, and Ralph Smith of Carrollton; three sisters, Mary Willis, Mabel Proctor, and Patsy Tharp, all of Carrollton; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lewis Smith; her second husband, Vernon Smith; her parents; and three brothers, Hershel Smith, James Edward Smith and William Earl Smith.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home. Burial will follow in English Cemetery in Carrollton.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 11 a.m. until the service.

‘John Henry’ Wilson

John Lewis “John Henry” Wilson, 72, of Scottsburg, Indiana, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg after a six-month illness.

He was born Dec. 6, 1945, at Napper Hospital in Scottsburg, the son of Delbert Baird and Bernice McClellan Wilson. He lived all his life in Scott County and was a 1964 graduate of Scottsburg High School, he graduated third in his class and was a member of the National Honor Society. In 1969 he received his Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University. He worked for several years with his father on the family farm, he considered himself a farmer and he had a great fondness for tractors. He and his father raised chickens. John Henry, as he was referred to by family and friends, resided on Moonglo Road, having lived in only two residences for nearly his entire life. He was an active, lifelong member of Zoah Christian Church for more than 60 years and with Manville Christian Church for the past 13 years. He acquired his strong and enduring faith from his parents, and he credited his political persuasions to his father, who he considered to be his best friend. An avid reader of the Bible, he was passionate for others who were less fortunate than himself. He dearly loved his nieces, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great niece and great-great nephew. He thought of them as his own children and grandchildren. He loved college basketball, especially Indiana University, the Democratic Party, his tractor and his family.

He is survived by one sister, Kaye Voyles of Fort Wayne, Indiana; three nieces; six great-nephews and great-nieces; one great-great niece; one great-great nephew; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zoah Christian Church near Scottsburg. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be at the church Friday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Zoah Christian Church, the Manville Christian Church or the Epilepsy Foundation. Cards are available at the funeral homes and the church.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com