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6/27/2013 3:00:00 PM
Obituaries 6-27-13

Shane Sample

Shane Sample, age 43, of Warsaw, Kentucky, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away Saturday, June 22nd, at his home.

Born in Indiana, he was the son of Brenda Davis, surviving, and the late Jerry Sample. Survivors also include his son, Aaron Cayton of Warsaw; his daughter, Shaina Sample of Warsaw; his three brothers, Jerry Sample Jr., Shawn Sample, and Brendan Sample, all of Indiana; and one grandson, Dominic Cayton.

A memorial service will be held Friday, June 28th, at 11 a.m. at the St. Joseph Church in Warsaw. Father Jerry Witzemann will be officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Jude's Children's Fund. Arrangements are being handled by Garnett-New-McDonald Funeral Home of Warsaw.

George Morgan

George D. Morgan, age 76, of Madison, passed away at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, June 20th, 2013, at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.

He was born December 1st, 1936 in North Madison. He was the loving son of the late Wayne T. and Bessie Winters Morgan. He was raised in North Madison and was a 1955 graduate of Madison High School. He was inducted into the Indiana National Guard on April 7th, 1953, and rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant, serving in Company A, Second Battalion, 138th Armor and was honorably discharged on April 6th, 1963.

In 1953, he went to work early in life for the late John Gans at the Gans Funeral Home and Furniture Store in downtown Madison, and this began a long and faithful service to his community. He worked a short period of time for the Madison State Hospital where he made many long lasting friendships. He began full time employment at the Gans Funeral Home in June of 1960 and became owner of Gans Funeral Home in 1977 until he sold the funeral home in 1981.

He was united in marriage to J. Darlene Hambrick on February 15th, 1980 in Madison.

He was a licensed EMT with Gans Ambulance Service and Hugh Garner's Med Care Ambulance Service for many years. He was employed with Vail-Holt Memorial Funeral Home in downtown Madison and Hanover from 1985-1996. He had served as vice president of Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre since 1996. He had been associated with funeral service in Madison for the past 60 years. His efforts to work compassionately with generations of local families have had a positive impact on the lives of those he has touched.

He enjoyed helping children in the community and many of his endeavors in life were to enrich the lives of Jefferson County Youth. He enjoyed driving a school bus for the same route for 25 years with the Madison Consolidated School System. He was a great supporter of the Jefferson County Republican Party and enjoyed seven years of service to the City of Madison as a City Councilman. He was a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club of Madison, the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765, Madison Elks Lodge No. 524, Historic Madison Inc., Union Lodge No. 2 F. & A.M., and the Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

He was a great supporter of the Jefferson County 4-H, the Friends of Shawe and Pope John as well as many other organizations in the community. He enjoyed riding and watching trains, collecting trains, raising bulldogs, the Ohio River, traveling and whistling. George found great enjoyment in wintering in Winter Haven, Florida for the past several years. He will be long remembered for his smile, caring and compassionate nature and hard work.

He will be missed by his wife of 33 years, Darlene Hambrick Morgan of Madison; his loving sons, Troy Morgan and wife, Lisa of Madison, Trent Morgan and his wife, Jenni of Columbus; his loving stepsons, Robby Johnson and wife, Amy of Madison, Chris Tinker and his companion, Angel of Madison; his loving grandchildren, Kaylan Morgan, Haeli Morgan, Jacob Morgan, Paige Jones, Hailey Jones, Jordan Johnson and Kristen Johnson; his great-grandson, Gage Owen Thurnall; his loving step sisters, Norita Dattilo and husband, John of Madison and Donna Ann Bennett of Madison; his brother-in-law, Roy T. Bentley, Sr., of Madison, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dean and Pam Hambrick of Vevay; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne T. Morgan died, December 19th, 1976, and Bessie Winters Morgan died in 1953; his stepmother, Mabel C. Jones Morgan died, August 29th, 2010; his sisters, Norma Bentley died September 25th, 1991, and Betty Weaver died, October 11th, 2011; his brother, Forrest W. Morgan died, July 21st, 1979; his sister-in-law, Bonnie Morgan died, October 31st, 2003; his brother-in-law, William O. "Bill" Weaver, Sr.; his aunts, Pearl Morgan died, August 5th, 2007; and Fayetta B. Tucker died, May 24th, 2002.

Funeral Mass, under the direction of Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison, was conducted Monday, June 24th, at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in downtown Madison. Interment followed in the Fairmount Cemetery in Madison with military honors conducted at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion..

Union Lodge No. 2 F. & A.M. conducted services on Sunday at the funeral home. The Rosary was prayed on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lide White Boys and Girls Club or the Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

Francis Goodwin

Francis M. Goodwin, 75, of Rising Sun, passed away Tuesday, June 18th, 2013, at the residence of her son in Burlington, Kentucky.

She was born in Winchester, Kentucky, on February 11th, 1938, the daughter of the late Gilbert and Flora (Saylor) Clem. She worked at Shady Nook Care Center in Lawrenceburg, retiring after 30 years as a nurse.

She was married to Charles Sheets who passed away on January 22nd, 1981.

On April 17th 1993, she married Leslie Goodwin, who died on October 18th, 2010.

Survivors include her two daughters, Patty Evans (Gary) of Rising Sun and Anne Kailholz (Steve) of Bright; her three sons, Doug Sheets (Sharon) of Rising Sun, Chris Sheets (Tina) of Burlington, Kentucky, and Tony Sheets (Barb) of Cincinnati, Ohio; her sister, Ruby Sheets of Rising Sun; her two brothers, Ray Clem of Cincinnati and Perry Clem of Michigan; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Michael Sheets; her daughter, Angela Sheets; and her granddaughter, Gail Sheets.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 22nd, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun with Reverend Jim Jenkins officiating. Interment was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial conributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. marklandfuneralhome.com.

Willie Lucas, Jr.

Willie Edward Lucas, Jr., 67, of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, formerly of Hanover, passed away at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 20th, 2013, at his home in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.

He was born July 27th, 1945, in Whitesburg, Kentucky, the loving son of the late Willie Edward and Geneva Phillips Lucas, Sr. He was raised in Whitesburg and graduated high school there. He was inducted into the U.S. Marine Corps on September 19th, 1963, during he Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged on September 18th, 1969, from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He moved to Jefferson County in 1970 and worked at Williamson Heater for five years. He then served as Chief of Police for 17 1/2 years for the Town of Hanover.

He was united in marriage to Sharon Marie Pennington and they enjoyed 33 years of marriage together.

He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765 and the Fraternal Order of Police Stacks of Power Lodge and Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, camping, collecting knives, guns and stamps. He had resided in Harrodsburg since 1998.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Marie Pennington Lucas of Harrodsburg, Kentucky; his daughter, Christina Watterson Lucas and her companion, Jeremy Angus of Madison; his grandchildren, Nycole, Ethan, Shane and David; his sister, Linda Donovan and husband Bill of Jeffersonville; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lindburg and Shirley Williams Couch of Deputy; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Henrietta Patton and companion Jerry Faris of Hanover, Carolyn Salkeld and husband Ken of Scott County, Barb and Rob Sims of Hanover, Raymond and Lisa Pennington of Canaan, Lynn Pennington and wife Michelle of Lexington, Indiana, Kenny and Rhonda Pennington of Columbus, Ohio; his best friends, Judy and Larry Kelly of Harrodsburg, Kentucky; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Edward Lucas, Sr., on December 25th, 1970 and Geneva Phillips Lucas on July 26th, 1980; and his brother, Richard Gay Lucas on February 1st, 2009.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend J.D. Traylor Wednesday, June 26th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Fraternal Order of Police Stacks of Power Lodge conducted services Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Interment was in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison with full military honors conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Chapel by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Lester Castle

Lester Martin Castle, 67, of Vevay, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20th, 2013, in Vevay.

He was born February 8th, 1946, in Lowmansville, Kentucky, the loving son of the late Monroe and Nolda (Castle) Castle. He was raised in Lowmansville, where he was a 1964 graduate of Lowmansville High School.

He was united in marriage on July 3rd, 1965, in Richmond, Ohio, to Kathryn Elizabeth Beany. Unto this union one daughter and four sons arrived to bless their home. They shared nearly 48 loving years of marriage together until his death.

He was a former steel worker at the Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel in Steubenville, Ohio, retiring in 1996, after 32 years of service. He was a former steel worker at Gallatin Steel in Carrollton, Kentucky, retiring in 2006, after seven years of service. He owned and operated Striker's Bowling Alley in Vevay for four years. He was a former member of the United Steel Workers. He was also a member of the Church of God in Bloomingdale, Ohio. He will be remembered for his love of golfing and bowling. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Kathryn Elizabeth Castle of Vevay; his daughter, Stephanie Hood and husband John of Vevay; his four sons, Deron Martin Castle of Akron, Ohio, Eric Lynn Castle of Carrollton, Kentucky, Stephen Edwin Castle of Vevay and Christopher Allen Castle of Vevay; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his three sisters, Louise Melvin of Paintsville, Kentucky, June Fitch of Springfield, Ohio, and Garnet Ratliff of Staffordsville, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or to the King's Daughters' Hospice. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

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