Obituaries week of 11-15-07


James E. Adams

James E. “Ed” Adams, 75, of Brooksburg, passed away Tuesday, November 6th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born August 2nd, 1932, in Trimble County, Kentucky, the son of James Daniel and Mary Louise (Hammons) Adams. He was raised in Trimble County and attended school there.

On December 31st, 1950, in Madison at St. Mary’s Rectory he was united in marriage to Marjorie Mae Tingle. Unto this union one daughter, Margie Ann, arrived to bless their home.

He was inducted into the U.S. Army January 13th, 1953, in Madison. He rose to the rank of corporal, serving the 504th AAA Gun Battalion 28th Group during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged January 12th, 1955, at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis. He remained in the Army Reserves and was discharged in 1961.

He began employment with the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay August 16th, 1949, retiring February 3rd, 1995, as the unit manager. He enjoyed farming and farmed all of his life. He resided in the Brooksburg community since 1960. He was of the Protestant faith and was a member of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion, Switzerland Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, National Rifle Association and was a Kentucky Colonel. In his spare time he enjoyed target practicing, socializing with friends and family. He loved the time spent on his farm and with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Mae (Tingle) Adams of Brooksburg; his daughter, Margie Ann Combs and husband Bill of Madison; his grandchildren, Amy Joann Gatke and husband Shannon and B.J. Combs and wife Kelly; his great-grandchildren, Nikki, Leab and Garrett; his step great-grandson, Brandon; his brothers, Benny Junior Adams and wife Louise of Pleasant and Vernon Lee Adams of Madison; his half sisters, Sheila Scott, Vicky Adams and Linda Adams, all of Madison; his sister-in-law, Brenda McDole of Madison; his brothers-in-law, Bill and John Tingle, both of Madison.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Daniel Adams; his mother, Mary Louise Hammons Adams-Leach; his brother, Billy Joe McDole; and his sister, Dorothy June Cable.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 9th, by Reverend Robert Leach at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in Springdale Cemetery in Madison with full military honors conducted at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. Masonic services were conducted Thursday evening by Switzerland Masonic Lodge #122 F & AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Carl Huddleston

Carl Alfred Huddleston, 81, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, November 7th, at Hospice of Cincinnati.

He was born August 23rd, 1926, in Cincinnati, the son of Harvey and Arda (Humphrey) Huddleston. He was a graduate of Western Hills High School in 1944. He was the retired president and owner of U.S. Electrical Tool Company in Cincinnati. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and Tristate Gun Collectors, Inc.

On July 1st, 1949, he married June Stoll, who survives.

Other survivors include his sons, Rick Huddleston and wife Suzi and Pete Huddleston and wife Linda, all of Cincinnati; his daughter, Karen Sprague and husband Robert of Rising Sun; his granddaughter, Dana Penwell; his grandsons, Mike Huddleston, Steve Huddleston and wife Brandy, and Joe Huddleston; his great-grandson, Dominick Huddleston; his great-granddaughter, Adrianna Huddleston; and his sister Dorothy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant brother, Ralph Huddleston.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 9th, by Brother Greg Matthew at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in Aurora. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati.