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Obituary: James Leland Earl, North Vernon


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James Leland Earl, 84, of North Vernon, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Jennings Health Care Center in North Vernon.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Sharon Neafus Earl; two daughters, Julie Ann (Larry) Greathouse and Jana Louise (Joe) Wilson, both of North Vernon; one stepson, Mark (Trish) Neafus of Columbus; one stepdaughter, Karin (Darrell) Baugher of Columbus; seven grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Lee Earl.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Vernon Cemetery with the Rev. Don Morris officiating. Calling will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Jerry Earl Indiana University Scholarship Fund.

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