Helen M. (Hatfield) Dean, age 83, of Vevay passed away Thursday, November 7th, 2013, at her residence.
Born January 23rd, 1930, in Harland County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Lilly (Stiens) Hatfield, who both preceded her in death. She retired after 18 years of service as a line supervisor for Avon in Springdale, Ohio. She was a member of the Mount Sterling Baptist Church near Vevay where she also played the organ for several years.
Survivors include her two daughters, Jennie Rose Burkhart of Harland, Kentucky, and Pam Burk of Vevay; her sister, Betty Lewellyn of Hamilton, Ohio; her brother, Sidney Hatfield of Fairfield, Ohio; her two grandchildren, Leslie Spurlock Cochran and Joseph Spurlock; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Otis Hatfield; her daughter, Debbie Spurlock; and her grandson, Jason Spurlock.
The family has chosen cremation and burial will be at a later date in Rose Hill Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio. Vail Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to the family at vailfuneralchapel.com.
H. Marcella Kinnett, 87, of Rising Sun, passed away at 9:21 p.m. Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, at The Waters of Rising Sun.
She was born in Rising Sun on January 1st, 1926, the daughter of the late Calvin R. and Clara Grace (Stopher) Young. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1944. She was a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ and Rising Sun Eastern Star. She was also a former member of the Rising Sun American Legion Auxiliary. She was director of the Ohio County Welfare Department for several years. She was also a former deputy treasurer for Ohio County and had worked at SIEOC in Aurora. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting.
She was the widow of the late Earl “Red” Kinnett, who passed away in 1986. They were married March 5th, 1948, at the Rising Sun Church of Christ.
Survivors include her son, Jeffery Kinnett of Rising Sun; her grandson, Kristopher Kinnett (Kim) of Rising Sun; her great-grandchildren, Myles and Zach; and her brother, Ed Young of Tucson, Arizona.
She was also preceded in death by her niece whom she raised, Claire Ann Nelson; her brothers, George William and Robert Young; and her sister, Lillie Nadine Nelson.
Funeral services were conduced Friday, November 8th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun with Brother Don Thomason officiating. An Eastern Star service was held Thursday evening. Burial was in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio County Rescue Unit or the Rising Sun Fire Department. marklandfuneralhome.com.
Mary Kathryn Hoffmann Craig, 84, of Madison, died Friday, November 8th, 2013, in Madison.
She was born April 9th, 1929, in Madison, to Edward C. and Ethel Alexander Hoffmann. She resided most of her life in Madison and was a 1947 graduate of North Madison High School, where she was a cheerleader. She was employed early in life at Harper’s Drug Store and as an operator with the Old Madison Telephone Company. She had served as vice president of Craig Toyota since 1990. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and served on the Altar Society. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and the Madison Moose Lodge 765. She enjoyed spending the winter at Fort Myers, Florida, and volunteering at the Catholic schools. She also enjoyed golfing, sewing and cooking.
She is survived by her husband, James A. Craig, whom she married February 4th, 1950; four sons, Tony Craig of Milford, Connecticut, and Joe Craig, John Craig and Andy Craig, all of Madison; his daughter, Judy Stenftenagel of Loveland, Ohio; his sister, Mae Sommer of Madison; his brother, Phillip Hoffmann of Madison; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Bettie Jenkins, Anna Thevenow and Rosemary Geyman.
The funeral mass was held Wednesday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery.
The rosary was said Tuesday evening at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Friends of Shawe and Pope John.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Graham Taylor Jr.
Graham C. Taylor Jr., 81, of Madison, died Wednesday, November 6th, 2013, at Hickory Creek of Madison.
He was born March 7th, 1932, in Madison, to Graham C. Sr. and Clara Keller Taylor. He resided all of his life in Madison and was a 1949 graduate of Madison High School. He served as sports editor of the school paper The Madisonian and staff member of the “MAHISCO” yearbook in 1949. He joined the Army in 1952 and rose to the rank of Sergeant First Class, serving in the Second Infantry Division during the Korean War. He was discharged from the Reserves on November 1st, 1960.
He was a retired radio and newspaper journalist. He was employed as the sports and news director with WORX Radio in Madison for 12 years. In 1965, he began working at The Madison Courier, serving as sports editor for 18 years. He was later promoted to the position of managing editor, a position he held for 14 years, retiring in 1997. He was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and Fair Play Fire Company 1. He was a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Madison. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Madison Elks Lodge 524, Madison Moose Lodge 765, the Indiana Broadcasters Association and the Hoosier State Press Association. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, earning the rank of Eagle Scout. He was also named Hoosier Hills Council Scout of the Year in 1946.
He was a board member of the Madison Riverfront Development Committee. He was a member of Madison Regatta Inc., serving as president of the Madison Gold Cup Race in 1979, race chairman of the 1980 Madison Gold Cup Race, media chairman from 1971 to 1992 and official race starter for 2007 Madison Courier Firecracker 10K Walk/Run. He received the Council of Sagamore of the Wabash Award in 1997 from Indiana Governor Frank O’Bannon and the Kentucky Colonel Commission Award in 1975 from Kentucky Governor Julian M. Carroll. He received the “Madison Magnificent Award” from Madison Mayor Al Huntington in 1997, the Virgil Sweet Service Award from the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association in 2004, the Indiana High School Athletic Association Distinguished Service Award for Media Coverage in 1987 and Media Coverage Honors from 1951 to 1981 in The Madison Courierarea Award from area coaches and fans.
He also received numerous awards for coverage of Unlimited Hydroplane Racing, including three Writer of the Year Awards from the Unlimited Racing Association. He was chosen to be an associate director for the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980. He was an avid sports fan, and enjoyed watching sports and reading about sports. He was a fan of Indiana University basketball and Cincinnati Reds baseball.
He is survived by his daughter, Carol A. Taylor of Madison; and 15 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Madeline Ruth Marshall Taylor, whom he married October 15th, 1955, and who died April 6th, 2006; his parents; and his sister, Henrietta Elizabeth Taylor, who died December 29th, 2003.
Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, November 11th, at St. Patrick Catholic Chapel in Madison. Burial was in Springdale Cemetery in Madison. Military honors were conducted graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison was in charge of arrangements. The rosary will be said Sunday evening at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Madison Riverfront Development or Prince of Peace Catholic Church.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Timothy Wayne “Tim” Laughlin, 53, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, November 12th, 2013, at his home near Madison.
He was born November 8th, 1960, in Madison, the son of the late Clarence “C.B.” and Opal Faye Winslow Laughlin. He resided most of his life in Madison and attended Madison Consolidated High School.
He was united in marriage in 1989 to Kim Stillwell. This union was blessed with two daughters.
He worked for many years as a painter and enjoyed owning his own company, Tim’s Painting and Restoration. He worked for three years with Arvin Sango and then for 14 years with J.L. Manta with Dow Corning. He was a member of the Allied Painter’s Union and the Sons of the American Legion Post 9. Early in life Tim had attended Lick Branch Baptist Church near Deputy. He enjoyed boat racing, was an avid golfer, IU basketball and was an avid football fan.
Survivors include his companion of 12 years, Carol O’Neal of Madison; his daughters, Kathryn Kocak and husband Adam of Columbus, Ohio and Samantha Ann Laughlin of Columbus, Ohio; his stepdaughter, Gennafre Quinlan and husband Sean of Columbus, Ohio; his four sisters, Delores Ann Aldridge of Madison, Mary Kay Thompson and husband Larry of Madison, Bonnie Zearing and husband Bill of Lexington, Indiana, and Janie Knox and husband Dickie of Vevay; his brother, Jack Laughlin and wife Wanda of Madison; his nieces and nephews, Bumper, Jeanette, Keith, Kimberly, Sonya, Arnold D., Tracy, Jamie, Margaret, Billy Tom, Ricky, Steven and Sarah Faye.
He was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Louis Allen Aldridge on March 16th, 2000; his niece, Babette Creech; and his grandparents, Clarence W. and Aggie Laughlin and Albert and Lillian Winslow.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 16th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, with Pastor Rick Smith officiating. Interment will be in Lick Branch Cemetery in Deputy.
Friends may call Friday, November 15th, from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tim Laughlin Memorial Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Christopher Evan “Chris” Alsop, 58, of Stanton, California, formerly of Madison, died Monday, October 14th, 2013, at his residence.
He was born November 28th, 1954, in Indianapolis, to Helm Porter and Vercie Wentworth Alsop. He was raised in Madison and attended both Madison Consolidated and Southwestern high schools. He served in the Army from April 6th, 1972, to March 20th, 1978, rising to the rank of Specialist Four, serving Company A 63rd Armored First Infantry Division during the Vietnam War. During his service he was also a member of the Army Reserves. He attended Indiana University Southeast. He worked as an electrician with the Madison State Hospital from 1978 to 1980, before moving to California. He was employed for nearly 30 years with R.C. Abato Electric Company in Orange County, California. He enjoyed sports and politics.
He is survived by his four sons, Grant Keller, Michael Cole, Eric Alsop and Joshua Alsop; his stepmother, Ora Acre Alsop; his sister, Pamela Alsop Sandoz; his two stepbrothers, Charles Acre and David Acre; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Brandon Keller; his father; his mother; his brother, Larry Alsop; and his aunt.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 15th, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial will be in Shelby Cemetery near Versailles. Military honors will be conducted graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion
A final salute will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at 2 p.m. Friday, November 15th, at the funeral home. A celebration of life will follow the graveside ceremony at the Riverboat Inn.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Evergreen Hospice Care Inc., 17215 Studebaker Road, Suite 100, Cerritos, CA 90703.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Roger Lee Lewis, 62, of Madison, died Thursday, November 7th, 2013, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born June 24th, 1951, in Madison to Charles William Lewis and Mildred Lucille Ford Lewis. He was raised in Brooksburg and was a 1969 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He attended the Brooksburg Baptist Church and was employed from 1962 to 1992 with Reliance Electric in Madison. He also worked for Demaree Motors, A. Datillo Fruit Company and Wayne Green’s Small Engine Repair.
He enjoyed motorcycles, traveling, socializing and being with his family.
He is survived by his son, Derrick L. Lewis of Deputy; his three sisters, Ruth Ann Burton, of Hanover, Judy Peters of Madison and Janet Kay Macrander of Brooksburg; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his son, Rustin Ray Lewis; his parents; his brother, Robert Allen Lewis; and his brother-in-law, Darrell Burton.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, November 12th, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with interment in Brooksburg Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy can be made in the form of donations to the Brooksburg Cemetery Association or Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Hospital.
Leslie E. “Les” Wright, age 72, of Madison, passed away Sunday, November 10th, at the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville.
He was born January 12th, 1941, in Carrollton, Kentucky to Walter L. and Mary E. Smith Wright. He graduated from Vevay High School in 1959 and the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 1968. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He worked at the Conn Organ Corporation where he met his wife Judy. He also served as a repair technician for Shorts TV and Sears for a number of years.
He was a 21-year veteran of the Madison Police Department, where he served as a lieutenant detective. He attended the First Baptist Church. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 128, Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and the Moose Lodge. He was a car collector, enjoyed building classic cars and was a former member of the Classic Auto Club of Madison. He also enjoyed bowling, camping and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Judy Pennington Wright, whom he married June 4th, 1966; his three children, Kelly (Steve) Seel, Kathy (Scott) Lynch and Leslie “Gus” (Shelli) Wright; his mother Mary Wright; his brother, Michael (Diane) Wright; his sister, Patsy Newland; his six grandchildren, Jenna Seel, J.D. Seel, Max Lynch, Annie Lynch, Lucy Lynch and Lydia Wright; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Walter L. Wright; his sister, Rosie Magner; and his nephew.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today (Thursday, November 14th) at Vail Funeral Chapel, 117 Holt Drive in Madison, with Pastor Brian Teater officiating. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Friends may call at the funeral home today (Thursday, November 14th) from noon until the service. The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 128 conducted a memorial service Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Curtis Wright Scholarship Foundation with the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County, the Jacob Vogel Memorial Fund with the Ripley County Community Foundation, or the Fraternal Order of Police Shop with a Cop program.
Online condolences can be sent at www.vailfuneralchapel.com.