A. Everett Wood, 98, of Cross Plains passed away at 6:40pm, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at his home. He was born at Evergreen in Wolfe County, Kentucky on February 16, 1921 the son of Alfred and Martha Napier Wood. He was married to Myrle Hankins on September 6, 1943 and she preceded him in death on August 27, 2011. Survivors include two sons Ralph (Faith Ann) Wood and Robert (Dotty) Wood both of Versailles; one daughter Carol Berry also of Versailles; one sister Irene Scudder of Lawrenceburg; 9 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his granddaughter Linda Jane Berry, son-in-law William Berry, his brothers James and Henry Wood, and his sisters Daisy Tyra, Adah Jane Tyra, Elizabeth Wood, Nanie Mae Whisman, Virginia Nickell, and Leona Whisman. Mr. Wood was an Army Veteran of WWII serving with Company A of the 108th Infantry Division. He established A.E. Wood Excavating in 1954 and for several years operated heavy equipment. In 1970 he purchased the Versailles Implement Company and began Wood Farm and Industrial Supply in Versailles, retiring in 2006. He was also a farmer and worked with his family on the farm well past his 96th birthday. Everett received his pilot’s license in 1964 and maintained landing strips at home as well as at his machinery dealership in Versailles. He was a strong advocate of education and served many years as Brown Township trustee as well as on the Brown Township School Board. He assisted in the building of the Cross Plains Elementary School and the South Ripley High School. The greatest priority in his life was sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The many hours he spent reading the bible were reflected in the way he lived. One of the most important priorities of Everett’s life was his faith. He was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship since 1950. Many years where served as a deacon, trustee, and Sunday School teacher. He was also a member of the Versailles Masonic Lodge and the Brown Township American Legion. Funeral services for Mr. Wood will be held on Monday, April 8th at 11am at the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship with Rev. Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Cross Plains Methodist Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Brown Township American Legion. Visitation will be on Sunday form 4pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Monday at the church. The Versailles Masonic Lodge will conduct services Sunday evening at 6:45pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to CEF (Good News Clubs) in care of the funeral home.
Tammy J. Grimes, age 61, of Brookville, Indiana died early Tuesday morning, May 5, 2020 at her residence in Brookville following a lengthy battle with cancer.Born November 14, 1958 in Franklin County, Indiana she was the one of two children born to the late Billy H. Berry & Stella Faith Donovan. On December 20, 1980 she was united in marriage to Gilbert Grimes Jr., and he survives.Tammy had worked at the former Elsie Dreyer Nursing Home in Brookville, and done private duty nursing. Most recently she had operated her own nail salon out of her home in Brookville. She had also served on the Franklin County E.M.S..Besides Junior, her husband of 40 years, survivors include a daughter, Charity Goodin of Sunman, Indiana; a brother, Rodney Berry of Indianapolis, Indiana; two grandsons, Brian Goodin of Milan, Indiana and Rodney Goodin of Bright, Indiana; as well as several cousins.Services will be private with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society. The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the Grimes family, everyone is encouraged to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences to the family via www.phillipsandmeyers.com .