Obituaries for the week of 7/13/06


Norma Lou Roberts

Norma Lou (Chase) Noel Roberts, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Florence, passed away Tuesday evening, July 11th, at her home.
Funeral arrangements were pending at press time at the Fitch-Denney Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg. A full obituary will be printed in next week’s edition of this newspaper.

Lynn Wilson

Lynn Marie Wilson, 55, of Madison, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away Sunday, July 9th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born December 13th, 1950, in Madison, the daughter of Warren and Betty (Cope) Banta. She owned and operated Coldwell Banker/River Ridge, Realtors in Vevay. She was a member of Switzerland Baptist Church, National Association of Realtors, Indiana Association of Realtors, Southeastern Indiana Board of Realtors, Women’s Council of Realtors, 2004 and 2005 Achievement of Excellence Club of SEIBR, 2006 Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society, and 2005 Coldwell Banker Premiere Office.
On November 30th, 1973, she married Ervin Wilson, who survives.
Other survivors include her daughters, Shannon Wilson of Madison, Susan Drivers and Erin Elliott, both of Henderson, North Carolina; her sons, Barry Wilson of Madison and Brian Rayls of Vevay; her mother, Betty Cope Banta of Vevay; her sisters, Sondra Hutchison of Crawfordsville, Indiana, Janet Scudder of Madison, and Elaine Jester of Vevay; her brothers, Steve Banta of Hanover and Warren Robert Banta, Jr., of Vevay; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Warren R. Banta.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 12th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Vail-Holt Funeral Home Madison Chapel in Madison. Burial was in Hebron Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hebron Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Debra D. Carrico

Debra D. (Meadows) Carrico, 46, of Carrollton, Kentucky, passed away Monday, July 10th, at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
She was born February 15th, 1960, in Madison, the daughter of James Meadows and Joyce Kinman Meadows. She was raised and resided in Carroll County, Kentucky, most of her life. She was a member of the English Baptist Church and attended the Milton Wesleyan Church in Milton, Kentucky.
She was united in marriage June 6th, 1987, in Carroll County to Steve Carrico, who survives.
She was a homemaker all of her life and enjoyed devoting time to her husband, children and her family. She enjoyed collecting angels and playing cards with her family. She was a member of the Carrollton American Legion Post 41.
Other survivors include her daughter, Michelle Whitt and husband Aaron of Ghent, Kentucky; her son, Billy Wilson of Carrollton, Kentucky; her stepsons, Jason Carrico and wife Georgeanna and Richard Carrico and wife Tammi, all of Carrollton; her stepdaughter, Susie Carrico Estep of Carroll County; her father, James Meadows of Hanover; her mother and stepfather, Joyce Kinman Backus and husband George of Canaan; her sister, Pam Jones and husband Bill of Hanover; her brothers, Billy Meadows and wife Christi and Dave Meadows and wife Wanda, all of Hanover; eight stepgrandchildren; three nieces; four nephews; two great-nieces and other relatives; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tom and Sally Carrico of Carroll County.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandpa, Bill Kinman; her paternal grandparents, Ralph and Justine Meadows; her aunt, Janie Smith in February, 2006; and her uncle, Freddie Meadows on April 10th, 2000.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 14th, by Reverend Chris White at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial will be in English Cemetery, English, Kentucky. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today (Thursday) and Friday from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Doris Pomerko

Doris Kennett Pomerko, 83, of Miami, Florida, passed away Thursday, July 6th, after a long illness.
She was born December 24th, 1922, in Ohio County, the daughter of the late Earl Kennett and Rebecca Dibble Kennett. She played saxophone in the high school band from fourth through 12th grade. She graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1940. She was awarded a piano scholarship by Indiana University but chose to attend Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in Ohio, where she was a member of Phi Beta, a national music and drama fraternity for women.
She graduated from Miller School of Business in Cincinnati. After graduation she did secretarial work for Farm AAA in Aurora and for Seagram’s in Lawrenceburg. She taught music for Bright Consolidated Schools in Indiana and was secretary for Palo Verde Valley School District in Blythe, California. She also copied music in Braille for the blind and gave private piano lessons to many students.
In 1947, she married Walter “Perk” Pomerko and owned farms in Ohio County until they moved to Miami, Florida in 1955.
She returned to college at the University of Miami School of Music in Coral Gables, Florida, where she received her bachelor’s degree in music education and her master’s degree in music in 1963. Besides giving private lessons, she taught music in the Dade County School District at Citrus Grove Junior High School, Palmetto Junior High School and Palmetto Senior High School, where she created the class piano course for the school system.
Her lesson plan book for the first year of study of class piano was adopted by the Library of Congress. She retired from the school system in 1978. She also taught in the University of Miami Preparatory School of Music. Her husband died in 1995, and the following year she moved to East Ridge Retirement Village in Miami, Florida.
Survivors include her nieces, Joan Pagac of Brownsville, Pennsylvania and Patricia McCauly of Waldorf, Maryland. She will also be missed by many loving friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 11th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Organ Fund at the Rising Sun United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 338, Rising Sun, IN 47040.