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Justin Dale George, 37, of Madison

Justin Dale George, 37, of Madison passed away at 10:10pm, Friday, September 15, 2017 as the result of an automobile accident near Madison. He was born in Cincinnati on June 10, 1980. Survivors include his mother and step-father Carol Sue (Furlow) and Steven Owens of Madison; two brothers Christopher George and his fiancť Paula McConnell of Holton, and Chad George of Madison; also his nieces and nephews Barry, Dakota, and Breanna George. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents George and Phyllis Furlow. Mr. George had formerly worked as a mechanic for Tom Tepe Chevrolet. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 23rd at 10am at the New Marion Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the donorís choice in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

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 Edna Carolyn Margaret Smith, 99, of Milan

Edna Carolyn Margaret Smith, 99, of Milan passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Waters of Batesville.  She was born near Bear Creek in Switzerland County on January 22, 1918, the daughter of William C and Amelia (Wehmeyer) Meyer.  She was married to Howard Smith on June 22, 1941 and her husband of seventy years preceded her in death on June 6, 2012 Survivors include three sons Howard (Marlene) Smith, Jr. Of Harrison, Ohio, Jerry (Shirley) Smith of Milan, and Larry (Ileene) Smith of Monroe, Michigan; 7 grandhchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; one brother Robert (Darlene) Meyer of Dillsboro; one sister Pauline Block of Milan. Also preceding her in death were her brothers Herman and Carl Meyer, a sister Irma Klusman, and granddaughters Amanda Smith and Heather Smith.  Mrs. Smith was confirmed at St. Paulís Lutheran Church Dewberry on May 8, 1932 where she was a life-long member. Edna played the organ for the St. Paul congregation for 75 years.  She was a stay at home Mom and enjoyed volunteering at nursing homes, reading, and playing the organ.   She also enjoyed quilting and cross stitch.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 19th at 11:00am at St Paulís Lutheran Church in Dewberry with Pastor Juan Luna officiating.   Burial will be in the church cemetery.   Visitation will be Monday from 5:00pm to 8:00 pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10:00 am until time of service Tuesday at the church.   Memorials may be given to St Paulís Church or St Paulís Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
 

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Terry L. Brown, 76, of Versailles

Terry L. Brown, 76, of Versailles passed away at 8:15am, Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at his home. He was born at home near Fairview in Switzerland County on September 21, 1940 the son of William Dale and Imogene Clark Brown. He was married to Gail Brown on June 21, 1959 and his wife of 58 years survives. Other survivors include one son Kenton Brown and his companion Nancy Copley of North Vernon; son-in-law Mark Hughes of Cadiz, Kentucky; 5 grandchildren Faith Anne Hughes of Cadiz, Kentucky, Bridget Rork of Lookout, Danny (Laura) Hamilton of Batesville, Miranda (Wesley) Lawson, and Jacob (Julia) Brown both of Madison; 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Cherri Hughes, his parents, and his brother Wayne Brown. Mr. Brown was a 1959 graduate of Versailles High School. He designed, built, and repaired machines for Cincinnati Inc., a machine tool company that Terry retired from in January 2003 after 36 years. Terryís expertise in his work allowed him to travel across the US, Canada, and Europe for his company, but his family shared that he knew the machines well enough that he could diagnose a lot of problems over the phone. He was an avid fisherman and especially enjoyed fishing Lake of the Woods in Canada and he and Gail were able to travel across the US in their retirement years. Terry was a member of the Bridge of Hope Worship Center and was a former member of the Ripley County Gideon camp.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 16th at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Mark Walker, Bro. Doug Norman, and Rev. Dan McDonald officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be on Friday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to Celebrate Recovery, the Food Pantry, or to 180 Youth, all programs of the Bridge of Hope Worship Center in care of the funeral home.

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