Don Adams

Donald “Don” Gene Adams, 83, of Bedford, Kentucky, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, at his home near Bedford.

He was born Jan. 23, 1937, in Versailles, Indiana, to Clarence George and Jeannett Farrell Adams. He was raised in Ripley County and was a 1956 graduate of Versailles High School. He was inducted into the US Air Force on Jan. 4, 1957 in Indianapolis and rose to the rate of Airman First Class serving in the HQ SQ 3345th Air Base Group at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 3, 1961 at Chanute Air Force Base, receiving the Good Conduct Medal and remained in the Reserves until he was discharged on Jan. 3, 1963. He moved to Trimble County in 1964, married Edith Delores Taylor on Aug, 5, 1964, and they raised two sons and a daughter. He was employed with Cummins Engine Company as an engine tester and retired from the Holset Plant after 32 years of service in 1993. He attended the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Trimble County and was a member of the Milton Masonic Lodge No. 947 F. & A.M. He loved to fish, hunt, play horseshoes, travel, watch old Westerns, and be with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years; a son, David Bird of Bedford; a daughter, Barbara Daugherty of Bedford; and five grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Clarence Edwin Adams and Kenneth L. Adams; a son, PFC Michael Allen Shepherd, who died Feb. 12, 1969, killed in action during the Vietnam War.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Visitation is 11 a.m. until time of services Friday at the funeral home.

The Milton Masonic Lodge No. 947 F. & A.M. will conducted a Masonic service at 12:30 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. A final salute will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home by the Major Samuel Woodfill American Legion Post No. 9 with military honors to follow at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital or the Trimble County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences,

Karsen Cook

Karsen Elyse Cook, 23, of Switzerland County, Indiana, died Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at IU Health North Hospital in Carmel, Indiana, after a battle with colon cancer.

She was born Dec. 4, 1996 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, to Timothy Wayne “Tim” Cook and Ginger Renee Smith Kincaid. She was raised in Rising Sun, Indiana, was a 2015 graduate of Rising Sun High School and in the summers was employed for Cocoa Tan in Vevay, Indiana. On Jan. 25, 2017, she and her fiancé, Richie Lay, of Switzerland County, Indiana, had a daughter, Kambrie Elyse Lay. They got engaged on Oct. 13, 2017 at the Newport Aquarium with their daughter present. From June 2018 through September 2019 she worked with her mom at The Kooky Kokonut in Vevay, Indiana. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Indiana University on Dec. 16, 2019, and was employed as a scheduling specialist for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, Indiana, from October 2019 to present. She was a member of the Olive Branch Baptist Church in Bear Branch, Indiana, and was baptized in 2009. She enjoyed going to the beach, spending time with her family and friends, four wheeling, boating, reading, going to church and doing everything for her daughter. On May 20, 2019 doctors found a mass on her colon and she spent the next several months sharing her journey battling cancer.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Ginger Renee Smith and Scotty Kincaid of Rising Sun; her father, Timothy Wayne “Tim” Cook and his companion, Jessica Ballard, of Rising Sun; her daughter and fiancé, of Switzerland County; her brothers, Tyler Cook of Rising Sun and Keegan Kincaid of Patriot, Indiana; her sisters, Kelly Jo Kincaid of Patriot and Bowen Cook of Rising Sun; her maternal grandparents, Gardy and Priscilla “Toy” Smith of Patriot; her paternal grandparents, Donnie and Mona Cook of Rising Sun; and several aunts and uncles, great aunts and great uncles, nephews, cousins and numerous friends.

She was preceded in death by her maternal great grandparents, Wilford Conway “Bill” and Jewell Ray “Judy” Clemons Dickerson and Hobart M. and Ada M. Koons Smith; and her paternal great grandparents, Willie Edward and Elma Marie Ryle Cook and Virgil Lee and Tina Helen Hobbs Hutton.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Interment will follow in the Eastview Cemetery in Patriot. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11, at the funeral home.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing and masks will be required at all visitation and services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Education Fund for Kambrie Elyse Lay c/o her father, Richie Lay. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at

Tookie Stockdale

Charles B. “Tookie” Stockdale, 72, of Milton, Kentucky, died Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

He was born on Nov. 17, 1947, in Trimble County, Kentucky, to Wilbur and Lola Schafer Stockdale. He graduated from Trimble County High School and enlisted in the US Army, serving in the Vietnam War. He was a gunner at the Jefferson Proving Grounds until he retired. He married Charlene Stockdale and they had a daughter. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Survivors include his mother, of Milton; his daughter, Heather Nickell of Scottsburg, Indiana; his sisters, Vonetta Smith of Hanover, Indiana, Tammy Stockdale of Milton and Cheryl Roberts of Carrollton, Kentucky; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and his wife.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Milton with interment to follow. The US Army and the Major Samuel Woodfill American Legion Post No. 9 will conduct full military honors at the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charles Stockdale Memorial Fund. Contributions may be made at the Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service in Madison or