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9/27/2012 3:00:00 PM
Obituaries 9-27-12

Russell Sullivan

Russell Wayne Sullivan, 48, of Madison, passed away Friday, September 21st, 2012, at 5:51 a.m. at the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Indiana.

He was born August 29th, 19864, in Louisville, Kentucky, the loving son of Robert Franklin Sullivan, Sr., and Charlotte B. Ellis Hall. He was raised in Madison and was a 1982 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on February 3rd, 1984, and rose to the rank of Private First Class. He served in Company B Third Battalion in the 417th QM Company. He was honorably discharged on January 24th, 1990, at Fort Gordon, Georgia, receiving the Army Service Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal. He was inducted into the U.S. Navy on September 19th, 1986, and rose to the rank of E-5 during Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He was honorably discharged on August 19th, 1994, receiving the Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation Award, Good Conduct Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and the National Defense Service Medal.

He was united in marriage on April 13th, 1986, to Dana Ann Garvey. This union was blessed with a daughter and a son.

He worked as a bartender for various restaurants for over 21 years, including Belterra Resort & Casino. He also worked for several years at North American Stainless Steel in Ghent, Kentucky.

On March 17th, 2012, he was united in marriage to Heidi M. Stephens in Madison. This marriage was blessed with a son, Jameson.

He enjoyed bowling, boating, corn hole, fishing, cooking and his family and friends. He was a member of North United Methodist Church, Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and Madison VFW Post 1969.

Survivors include his wife Heidi M. Stephens Sullivan of Madison; his daughter, Brooklyn Taylor Sullivan and companion Jacob Lock of Vevay; his sons, Senior Airman Russell W. Sullivan, III, of the U.S.A.F., stationed in Cheyenne, Wyoming; and Jameson Sullivan of Madison; his stepson, Gage Owens of Madison; his stepdaughter, Haley Owens of Madison; his mother, Charlotte B. Ellis Hall of Madison; his father, Robert Franklin Sullivan, Sr., of Pensacola, Florida; his granddaughter, Baylie Morgan Lock of Vevay; his grandmother, Edna Sullivan Perry of Madison; his brother, Brian K. Hall and wife Trish of Scottsburg; his half brother, Robert Franklin Sullivan, Jr., of Madison; his stepbrother, Duane Hall and wife Linda of Madison; his stepsisters, Donna Ferguson of Madison and Linda Kelley and husband Jackie of Louisville, Kentucky; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Debra Stephens and Ronald Stephens of Madison; his aunt, Martha Ann Ellis of Carrollton, Kentucky; his uncle, John Miller and wife Tina of Marshall, Michigan; his niece, Paige; several cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Robert B. "Bob" Hall on September 28th, 1996; and his grandparents, Earl Ellis, Alice Polly Chatham, John W. "Jack" Miller, Frank Sullivan and Robert Perry.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 26th, by Reverend Frank J. McGee at Morgan & Nay Funeral Center in Madison. A final salute was conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. Interment followed in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison with the American Legion conducting full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Russell Sullivan Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com.



Ron Thornton

Ronald Curtis "Ron" Thornton, 69, of Vevay, passed away at 2:40 a.m. Monday, September 24th, 2012, at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.

He was born September 21st, 1943, in Batesville, the loving son of the late Raymond Curtis Thornton and Wilma A. (Meier) Thornton Meyer. He was raised in Cross Plains where he was a 1961 graduate of Cross Plains High School.

He was united in marriage on February 8th, 1964, in Vevay, to Bootie Chase. Unto this union one son and one daughter arrived to bless their home. They shared 48 years of marriage together until his death.

He was formerly employed as a supervisor for Cummins in Columbus for 20 years, retiring in 1985. He was a former employee at Randall Textron in Vevay for 10 years. He owned and operated Thornton & Son's Garage in Vevay the past 25 years. He had resided the past 49 years in Vevay. He was a member of Switzerland Lodge No. 122 F&AM in Vevay and Murat Shrine in Indianapolis. He was a member of Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Dewberry. He will be remembered for his love of hunting, fishing, camping, boating, going on his daily trip to the Ohio River to river watch, his dog "Sassy" and his loving grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.

He is survived by his wife, Bootie (Chase) Thornton of Vevay; his son, Gregory Dean Thornton and wife Chantelle of Vevay; his daughter, Lorri Sullivan and husband Stan of Five Points; his grandchildren, Ashley Thornton Wycott and husband Korey of Vevay and Adam Curtis Thornton of Vevay; his sister, Pamela Chatham and husband Bobby of Vevay; his brother, Terry Thornton and wife Saundra of Jamestown, Tennessee; his great-uncle, Jim Huffman of Hamilton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Herman Meyer; and his great-aunt, Edna Huffman.

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Ron Lee at 11 a.m. Friday, September 28th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today (Thursday, September 27th) at the funeral home, and Switzerland Lodge will conduct masonic services at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Masonic Lodge Building Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.



Al Furnish

Alfred K. "Al" Furnish, 90, of Madison, passed away Sunday, September 23rd, 2012, at Hanover Health & Rehab Center in Hanover.

He was born August 10th, 1922, in Vevay, the loving son of the late Kirby and Mildred Bennett Furnish. He was raised in Switzerland County and had resided the past 48 years in Madison.

He was united in marriage on June 21st, 19841, in Rising Sun, to Nadine Romans. This happy union was blessed with two daughters, Sharon and Jodi; and one son, Alfred

He was inducted into the U.S. Navy on March 16th, 1945, in Rising Sun. He rose to the rank of Seaman First Class during World War II. He was honorably discharged on March 23rd, 1946, from Great Lakes, Illinois, receiving the World War II Victory Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal, and the American Area Campaign Medal.

He was employed early in life as a farmer and at Brown Tool & Manufacturing in Rising Sun. He owned and operated two service stations, the White Rose and Ashland Oil in Aurora. He also worked as a painter at Aurora Casket Company in Aurora and was responsible for painting the trucks and signs there. For several years he worked as a mechanic in Madison at several service stations. In 1967, he opened Al's Sign Service in Madison and Carrollton, retiring in 1999. He loved to watch car races, especially NASCAR, painting, puzzles, and collecting small scale cars.

Survivors include his daughters, Sharon Higbie and husband Kenny of Madison and Jodi Tienken and husband Burt, Jr., of Florence, Kentucky; his son, Alfred E. Furnish and wife Jill of Aurora; his grandchildren, Kandy Woods and husband Jeff; Lakie Renfro and husband Ed; Allynn Swenson; Derrick Higbie and wife Deanna, Kelby Tienken and Burton Tienken, III; his great-grandchildren, Brandon and Kelsey Woods; Wesley Renfro; Kenny and Angel Higbie; Kyle and Audrey Sizemore; his brother, Don Furnish of Georgetown, Ohio; his sisters, Jean Henry and Deanna Merritt, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; his sister-in-law, Stella Bennett of Vevay; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kirby and Mildred Bennett Furnish; his wife, Nadine Romans Furnish on May 24th, 2010; his sister, Ivy Schuler; and his half sister, Ann Jackson.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 26th, by Reverend Mike Hamby at Calvary Baptist Church in Madison. Interment followed in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. A final salute was conducted Wednesday at the church by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. The Legion Post also conducted full military honors at the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website guestbook at www.morgan-nay.com.



Darryl Jones

Darryl Wayne Jones, 57, of Madison, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, September 20th, 2012, at his home.

He was born March 5th, 1955, in Madison, the loving son of the late Harvey J. and Caroline Jacqueline Childers Jones. He was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1973 graduate of Switzerland County High School in Vevay. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on April 2nd, 19745, in Louisville, Kentucky, rising to the rank of private first class during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged on April 1st, 1980, at Fort Dix, New Jersey, receiving the National Defense Service Medal.

He was united in marriage to Shannon Gilpin and this union was blessed with one son, Daniel.

He was united in marriage in 1989 to Catherine Yvonne Rowlett and this union was blessed with a son Casey and a stepson Brandon.

He was a mason with Union Local 795 in New Albany for over 20 years. He also had worked as a mason with the Three J's Masonry in Madison for several years. He was raised in the Baptist faith and had attended Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Madison. He was a member of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and Madison Eagles Lodge. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping the outdoors, watching the Cincinnati Reds, Dallas Cowboys and NASCAR.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Yvonne Rowlett Jones of Madison; his sons, Casey Jones and his companion Anna Hord of Madison, Brandon Williams and companion Sarah Tankersley of Madison; his grandchildren, Aiden Wayne Jones, Dominique Jones, Brenton J. Williams, Braxton J. Williams and Bryson J. Williams; his brothers, Dennis J. Jones of Madison, Kenneth Troy Jones of Lawrenceburg; his sister, Chandra Scudder and husband Harlan of Vevay; his uncle, Kenneth Cox of Killeen, Texas; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Frances "Frankie" and Rusty Carter of Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his son, Daniel Wayne Jones; his sister, Yvonne Jacqueline Jones; his brothers, Harvey Searcy "Coke" Jones and Dana Jones; his cousins, Calvin, Donald and Melvin Jones; and his grandparents, Carlyle and Louise Childers and Charlie and Minnie Jones.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Ronald Sanding Tuesday, September 25th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison with full military honors conducted at the chapel by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion as well as a final salute which they conducted at the funeral service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Darryl W. Jones Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com.



Rosie Satterfield

Rosa Ellen "Rosie" (Beatty) Satterfield, 86, of Vevay, passed away at 9 a.m. Friday, September 21st, 2012, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born June 5th, 1926, on Bethel Ridge near Florence, the daughter of the late Francis Marion and Edith (Satchwill) Beatty. She resided all of her life in Switzerland County where she attended the Patriot High School in Patriot. She was employed as a top stitcher at the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay, retiring in 1988, after 25 years of service.

She was united in marriage on June 30th, 1944, to James Allen Reynolds, who preceded her in death. Unto this union arrived one son, James Edward Reynolds, to bless their home.

She was united in marriage on December 24th, 1960, in Vevay, to Roger Douglas Satterfield, Sr., and unto this union arrived one son, Roger Douglas Satterfield, Jr., to bless their home. They shared 34 years of marriage together until his death on January 28th, 1995.

She was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay. She will be remembered for her love of flowers. She was a loving mother, grandmother, cousin, aunt and friend.

Survivors include her son, Roger Douglas Satterfield, Jr., and wife Laura of East Enterprise; her stepdaughter, Virginia Hewitt of Aurora; her three grandchildren, Debra Ross, Amie Reynolds and Douglas James Reynolds; her great-granddaughter, Courtney Lynn Reynolds; her five step-grandchildren, Amie, Julie, Dayrl, Amanda and Danielle' her step-great-grandson, Jacob Mathew Hewitt; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was also preceded in death by her son, James Edward Reynolds; her brothers, Ray F. Beatty, Harold William "Bill" Beatty and Roy Lee Beatty; and her two sisters, Mable McCreary and Magnolia "Maggie" Peters.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 24th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral hoe's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.





Mark Hilton

Mark Edwin Hilton, 55, of Madison, passed away Sunday, September 23rd, 2012, at his home.

He was born June 11th, 1957 in Louisville, Kentucky, the loving son of the late Billy and Patricia Colber Hilton. He was raised in Paynesville, Indiana and was a graduate of Madison Cosolidated High School.

He was united in marriage on June 21st, 1980, in Hanover, to Virginia Thacker. This union was blessed with one daughter, Carolyn.

He had worked for Hall's Excavating Company for several years. He enjoyed collecting knives, fishing, demolition derby, deer hunting, wrestling, camping, car racing and being with his family. He was a member of Community Christian Outreach Church in Chelsea, the NRA and the North American Hunting Association.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Thacker Hilton of Madison; his daughter, Carolyn Wilson and husband Aaron of Hanover; his granddaughters, Katie Wilson, Destiny Wilson and Angel Wilson; his sister, Pam Bentz and companion Terry Hopper of Florence; his nephew and nieces, Jeremy Craig, Bobbie Medina and Tiffany Bentz; his aunt and uncle, Gary Colber and Juanita Stratton; his mother-in-law, Betty Thacker of Madison; his brothers-in-law, Lonnie and Mark Thacker of Madison; his sister-in-law, Phyllis Thacker of Milton, Kentucky; and several cousins and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Mary Colber and John and Allene Hilton.

Funeral services will be conducted today (Thursday, September 27th) at 10:30 a.m. by Pastor Jimmy Butters and Brother Dan Corbin at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time today. Interment will follow in Dupont Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Camp MCR. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website guestbook at www.morgan-nay.com.







Mary Borter

Mary Shelton Kahn Borter, 78, of Madison, passed away at 3:23 p.m. Friday, September 21st, 2012, at her home.

She was born June 3rd, 1934, in Bellplain Township, Illinois, the daughter of the late Paul Pitts Shelton, Sr., and Audrey Opal Hand Shelton. She resided most of her life in Jefferson County and a few years in Trimble County. She was a 1952 graduate of Central High School on Ryker's Ridge.

She was united in marriage to Ralph E. Kahn in 1956. He passed away April 19th, 1979.

She was united in marriage to Ward Borter in 1985. He passed away in 1986.

She owned and operated Kahn's Meat Market in downtown Madison and she was known for excellent meat cutting skills. She had owned and operated A-1 Pizza in downtown Madison and had worked at Jerry's IGA in Hanover and Gateway Grocery in Madison. She retired as the executive housekeeper at Hanover College. She was a member of the Republicam National Committee; Madison Elks Lodge No. 524; Dorcas Circle of King's Daughters'; Madison VFW Post 1965 Auxiliary; John Paul Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; and Brooksburg Baptist Church. She was an accomplished cook; enjoyed playing cards, especially euchre with her friends at the Elks Lodge and the VFW; bird watching, especially cardinals; flowers, playing Dominoes; and she cherished her family.

Survivors include her two daughters, Elizabeth "Candy" Kahn of Madison and Jennifer Kahn Blevins of Madison; her daughter of choice, Debra Grubbs of Madison; her sisters, Charlotte S. Baird of Madison and Norma S. Walker of Tacoma, Washington; her grandchildren, Erin Buckaloo and husband Matt, Anna Kahn James and husband Sean, Ryan Kahn and companion Amanda, Derik Gish, Heather Valdivia, Noah Kahn-Stookey and Charli Kahn-Stookey; her great-grandchildren, Keegan, Creedence, Drayden, Drextyn, Hadley, Simeon, Mattox, Chandler, Brice, Amilia, Alexa, Bo, Ava, Shea and Marilyn; and several cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her companion, John W. Cade in 1998; her great-grandson, Dariaan James in March, 2012; her son-in-law, Rock Blevins on October 20th, 2011; her brothers, Paul P. Shelton, Jr., and Raymond E. Shelton; and her sister, Myra S. Brett.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held at a later date at Brooksburg Baptist Church in Brooksburg, officiated by Reverends James Sparks and J.D. Traylor. Memorial contributions may be made to the DAR John Paul Park Conservancy Endowment. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com.







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