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C. Risk Bentley, 93, of Madison, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2008, at Lexington Medical Extended Care in South Carolina. He was born on February 4, 1915 in Madison, the son of Charles T. and Mary Risk Bentley. He married Opal L. An-derson on February 6, 1935 and she preceded him in death on May 5, 1995.
Survivors include: two sons, Donald G. (Connie) Bentley of Madison and David R. (Alice) Bentley of South Carolina; daughter, Carol Ann (Howard) Barr of Versailles; brother, Roy (Kay) Bentley of Madison; sister, Mary Ruth Combs of Columbus; ten grandchildren, Donald A. (Wendy) Bentley, James Darin (Melissa) Bentley, Gregory Alan (Jessica) Bentley, Jill (Michael) Christian, David Lewis (Tera) Bentley, Judith (Michael) Whisman, Isaac (Missy) Bentley, Howard "Spud" (Nancy) Barr, Rebecca (Brian) Brashear; 25 great grandchildren: Donald A., Jr., Darin, Corey, Colin, Calyb, Camden, Amber, Andrew, Gary, Alison, Brianna, Bell, Stephen, Hope, Grace, Faith, Adam, Jeremy, Jessica, Jason, Leah, Eryn, Echo, Logan and Heath; four great grandchildren: Jordan, Jadan, Desire and Isabelle; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and son: Charles James Bentley.
Mr. Bentley was raised in Madison, residing there nearly all of his life. He was a 1933 graduate of North Madison High School and had attended Hanover Col-lege. He had a great love of flying airplanes and began flying in the early 1930’s receiving his pilot’s license on July 28, 1946. He was a charter member of Operating Engineers Local 181, Indiana and Kentucky, and was one of the oldest members. He began a career as a heavy equipment operator in 1947, with L.P. Cavett Construction Company, working his way up to a superintendent, retir-ing in 1977. He also was a heavy equipment operator helping to construct the Jef-ferson Proving Ground dur-ing World War II and was also sent to help construct the Hope Arkansas Proving Ground.
Mr. Bentley was a faithful member of the North Madison Christian Church in Madison. He had also been a member of the Masonic Lodge. After his health began to fail he moved to Little Mountain, South Carolina to reside with his son.
Funeral services were held on Monday, April 14 at North Madison Christian Church in Madison. David R. Bentley and Bro. Bob Hicks officiated. Burial was in the Hebron Cemtery near Madison. Memorials may be given in memory of Risk to the Hebron Cemetery Association or North Madison Chrisitan Church, contribution cards are available at the funeral home. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.morgan-nay.com.Robert "Bob" Milbourn
Robert "Bob" Milbourn, 67, of Milan passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Manderley Health Care in Osgood. Arrangements are pending at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan.Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan, 32, a lifelong Dillsboro resident, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at Dearborn County Hospital. He was born on July 28, 1975 in Lawrenceburg, the son of William "Ron" Sullivan and Janice Kuhlman Sullivan. He married Cassie Abele on April 26, 1997, and even though they divorced, they remained close friends and wonderful parents to their children.
Survivors include: his mother, Janice Sullivan of Dillsboro; two children: Jackson Hunter Sullivan and Emma Makenzie Sullivan; brother, Jason Mark Sullivan; and close friend Cassie Abele. He was preceded in death by his father, and his grandparents, Harold and Sadie Kuhlman and John and Helen
Mr. Sullivan was a graduate of Dearborn County High School and was a former volunteer fireman for Dillsboro Fire Department. He was a member of Masons and American Legion Post #292 and was employed at Lawrenceburg Distillery as a supervisor.
Funeral services were held on Monday, April 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dillsboro. Burial was in the Oakdale Cemetery with full military honors from the American Legion Post 292. Memorials may be given to the family. Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro was in charge of arrangements.Wilfred T. "Bill" Negley
Wilfred T. "Bill" Negley, 80, of Pierceville, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at Ripley Crossing at Milan. He was born on November 30, 1927 at Aurora, the son of Tandy and Gladys (Hountz) Negley. He married Maxine (Ohl) Negley on August 21, 1954 and she preceded him in death on February 5, 2002.
Survivors include sons, Robert (Janet) Negley of Milan and John (Jennifer) Negley of Milan, and two grandchildren.
Mr. Negley was in the construction business for 21 years and later retired from Seagrams. He was a member of the Pierceville United Methodist Church and was a WWII Veteran having served in both the US Army and the US Army Air Corps.
Funeral services were held on Monday, April 14, at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan. Rev. Jack Bible and Rev. Charles Miller officiated. Burial was in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Pierceville United Methodist Church. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan was in charge of arrangements.Amos E. McClellan
Amos E. McClellan, 76, of Franklin, formerly a long time resident of Dillsboro, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at the Waters of Dillsboro. He was born on September 2, 1931 in Ohio County, the son of Haskell and Helen Hall McClellan. He married Dorothy Myers in April 1962 and she preceded him in death in July 1994.
Survivors include daughter, Gayla (Gary) Scott and grandson, Zachary of Dillsboro; granddaughter, Stacy (Sam) McConnell of Fairfield, Ohio; great granddaughter, Natalie McConnell; two brothers Lowell McClellan of Butlerville and Robert (Sue) McClellan of Greenfield; two dear friends: Leon McGuire and Carol Lower of Franklin; and several nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife and two brothers, Paul and Leroy.
Mr. McClellan was a partner of the former AE Pitcher Construction Company; a member of the Trafalgar United Methodist Church; Murat Shrine and a past president of the Director’s Staff. He was a member of Johnson County Shrine, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Indianapolis, Southport Lodge #270 F & AM, and the Royal Order of Jesters.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 12 at Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro. Burial was in the Oakdale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Childrens Hospital or to the Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Dillsboro. Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro was in charge of arrangements.Bertha Irene Thornton Bliton
Bertha Irene Thornton Bliton, 94, of Madison, formerly of Canaan passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2008. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 18, at 11 a.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Visitation will be held on Thursday, from 4-7 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in memory of Bertha to the Indian Kentuck Baptist Church or the Volunteers For Grandview Committee, contribution cards are available at the funeral home. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison was in charge of arrangements.Judy Ryle
Judy Ryle, 63, of Batesville, formerly of Milan, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2008 at the Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born at Saratoga, IN on September 18, 1944, the daughter of Delbert and Margurite Clear Isenbarger. She married William Ryle on August 13, 1974 and he survives.
Other survivors include one daughter Shelly Winters of Batesville; one son, Brian (Kim) Romack of Cross Plains; grandchildren: Madison Winters and Clay Romack; her parents Delbert and Margurite Isenbarger of Saratoga.
Mrs. Ryle was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Batesville and had worked as an aide for the Milan School Corporation. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 17, at 11 a.m. at the Hope Baptist Church in Dillsboro with Bro. Tom Holt and Rev. Harris Long officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Moores Hill. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 p.m. –8 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.