Obituaries 11-21-13


Paul Hizer

Paul Hizer, 69, of Lawrenceburg, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, November 16th, 2013, at Shady Nook Care Center.

He was born in Indianapolis on December 14th, 1943, the son of the late Harry G. and Ella P. (Kittle) Hizer. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps as a sergeant during the Vietnam War and he also served in the Army National Guard. While in service he received the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Expert Badge Rifle M-14. He worked as a machinist at Aurora Casket Company for 23 years and retired in 2005. He enjoyed hunting and being outdoors.

He is survived by his daughter, Sandy Ferrell (Marty) of Rising Sun; his two sons, Paul A. Hizer (Bobbi) of Lawrenceburg and Robert Hizer of Rising Sun; his sister, Patricia Demaree of Rising Sun; his nine grandchildren; and his six great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Alvin, Cecil, Norman and Robert Hizer; and his sisters, Marjorie Housemeyer, Mary Fields and Juanita Hizer.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 20th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Reverend Jim Jenkins officiating. Burial with military honors was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Markland Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

Larry Dunlap

Larry Wayne “Bubba” Dunlap, 66, of Madison, passed away at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday, November 12th, 2013, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born November 17th, 1946, in LaGrange, Kentucky, the loving son of the late Buford and Lorene “Tootsie” Bray Dunlap. He resided in early life in Kentucky and was a 1965 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1966, and was honorably discharged from the reserves in 1976.

He was united in marriage to Margaret Shake in 1966. This union was blessed with one daugher, Kristie.

He began working at Reliance Elecric in 1966 and worked there for many years. He then began working in car sales, beginning with Hadley Chevrolet, Freedom Nissan and the Herb Kinman Dealership. He enjoyed all of his clients, cusomers and relationships he had made over the years. He was a member of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and the Madison VFW Post 1969. He also had enjoyed membership in the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765. In his spare time he enjoyed socializing with his many friends, watching NASCAR, Kentucky Wildcats, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Denver Broncos. He enjoyed the Ohio River and always enjoyed hosting a Madison Regatta party. He loved to hunt and fish and the outdoors.

Survivors include his daughter, Kristie Tidball and husband Dean of Cincinnati, Ohio; his grandchildren, Sarah, Connor, Elizabeth and Cooper Tidball; his great-grandson, Finn Tidball; his three sisters, Diane and Mike Simpson of Madison, Sue Barnes and husband Lewis of Bedford, Kentucky, and Pamela Harris and husband Jamie of Madison; his brother, Mark Dunlap and wife Marcia of Madison; his nieces and nephews, Lori, Shawn, Shannon, Brittany, Ryan, Ross, Jarin, Jordan, Dustin, Misti, Eric and Damien; and several cousins and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his nephew, Jeffrey David Whittaker on April 11th, 2011.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 17th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, with Pastor Frank McGee officiating. A final salute was conducted at the funeral home by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion with full military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison Riverfront Development Project or the Lide White Boys and Girls Club. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Georgia Keith

Georgia Ellen (Roberts) Keith, 80, of Verona, Kentucky, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Friday, November 15th, 2013, at he residence in Verona.

She was born August 10th, 1933, in Ethridge, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late Richard and Violet (Bladen) Roberts. She was raised in Warsaw and Boone County, Kentucky, where she started school in Warsaw and attended school at New Haven High School in Union, Kentucky, and attended Holmes High School in Covington, Kentucky.

She was united in marriage on August 22nd, 1953, in Vevay, to Louis Robert “Bob” Keith. Unto this union four sons and one daughter arrived to bless their home. They shared nearly 29 years of marriage together until his death on March 29th, 1982.

She was a former inspector for the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay for 10 years. She was a former waitress at the Cincinnati Bus Station in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a machine operator for the Cincinnati Pump Company in Cincinnati. She resided in Switzerland County, until 1990, when she moved to Boone County, Kentucky, where she resided until her death. She was a member of the Eastern Star in Warsaw, Kentucky and attended the New Bethel Baptist Church in Verona. She will be remembered as an avid reader, enjoying Sunday School at New Bethel, traveling, dining with friends and family, her grandchildren, cooking and remodeling her home.

Survivors include her two sons, Robert Allen Keith and wife Marilyn Jean of Union, Kentucky and Gary Wayne Keith and wife Diana of Deputy; her daughter, Deborah Val Keith of Verona, Kentucky; her five grandchildren, Mariah, Melissa, Jonathan, Matt and Tina; her seven great-grandchildren, Marlee, Charlee, Jami Lynn, Jacob, Ryan, Hanna and Blake; her sister, Clara Henry and husband Richard of Newburgh, Indiana; and her two nieces, Anita Hagan and Andrea Baker.

Besides her parents and her husband she was preceded in death by her two sons, Michael Ray Keith (1969) and Darrell Lee Keith (1984); and her nephew, Bruce Henry (1996).

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 20th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Reverend George Naylor officiating. Private interment services will be held at a later date in Vevay Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or New Bethel Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Donald Stow

Donald Stow, 87, formerly of Rising Sun, passed away Saturday, November 16th, 2013, at St. Andrews Campus in Batesville.

He was born in Rising Sun on December 16th, 1925, the son of the late Wilbur and Grace Probst Stow. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High school Class of 1943 and was a U.S. Army veteran and 50-year member of Rising Sun Masonic Lodge. He was a carpenter by trade.

He was married to Hazel Long on June 12th, 1949. She preceded him in death in 2011.

Survivors include his two daughters, Donna Beuboeuf of Louisiana and Juanita Carrender of Indianapolis; his three sons, James Stow of Miami, Jerome Stow of Milan and Gene Stow of Phoenix; his two sisters, Patricia Johnson and Ella Grace Woodfill, both of Lawrenceburg; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held later at the convenience of the family. Humphrey-Taylor-Detmer Funeral Home of Rising Sun is in charge of arrangements.

Jo Mayle

Josephine “Jo” (Wallace) Mayle, 89, of Canaan, passed away at 5:02 a.m. Sunday, November 17th, 2013, in Madison.

She was born August 1st, 1924, in Covington, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late Harry Raymond and Ada B. Martin Wallace. Her father died when she was 10 years old and her stepfather, John T. Ray helped raise her. She graduated high school in 1942, and resided a few years in Ohio County.

She was united in marriage on October 24th, 1942, in Madison, to Leo E. Mayle. They shared 21 years of marriage together until his death on April 27th, 1963.

She was a member of the Eastern Heights Baptist Church in Jeffersonville. She moved back to the family farm near Canaan in 1970. She attended the Hebron Baptist Church since 1970. She was employed with the American Tobacco Company in Louisville for 19 years. She then worked for 15 years at Grote Industries in Madison as an assembler, retiring in October, 1986. She found great enjoyment in caring for her lawn, her horses, her landscaping and her pets. She enjoyed her church and gardening.

Survivors include her sister, Irene Wallace of Madison; her stepdaughter, Donna Mayle and her family of Grafton, West Virginia; and her caregivers and friends, Larry “Rusty” and Sharon Marsh of Madison.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ada B. Martin Wallace Ray on October 12th, 1996; her father, Harry Raymond Wallace on November 26th, 1934, her stepfather, John T. Ray on April 17th, 1989; her brother, Edward Raymond Wallace in France during World War II, on July 19th, 1944; and her husband, Leo E. Mayle on April 27th, 1963.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday, November 21st) at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, with Pastor Richard Jankosky officiating. Interment will be in Ghent Masonic Cemetery in Ghent, Kentucky.

Friends may call from noon until service time today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hebron Baptist Church or the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at