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Kelley Davis

Kelley Dianne Jones Davis, 45, of Madison, passed away at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, January 5th, 2014, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus.

She was born February 13th, 1968, in Jeffersonville, Indiana, the daughter of Richard Jones and Judy Dean Palmer. She was a 1986 graduate of Southwestern High School in Hanover and earned her bachelor of science degree in accounting from Indiana University in 1996.

She was united in marriage to Eric Davis on Valentine's Day in 1987 at the Kent Christian Church.

She was controller for Lee's Inns of America and worked as an accountant for Belterra and Arvin Sango. Together, Kelley and Eric were sprint car racing enthusiasts, and she was the number one fan of his efforts on the track. She enjoyed gardening and attending antique auctions.

She is survived by her husband, Eric Davis of Madison; her father, Richard Jones and companion Kay O'Neal of Vevay; her mother, Judy Dean Palmer and husband Tom; her sister, Cami Heath and husband Ryan of Fishers, Indiana; her nephews, Dylan and Kingston Heath of Fishers; her grandfather, Carl Dean of Nabb, Indiana; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Larry and Janet Davis of Madison; several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Harold and Mildred Jones; Ruby Dean; Vernon and Evangeline Palmer; her aunt, Freda Perkinson; and her uncle, Bobby Jones.

Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 12th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, with Pastor J.D. Traylor officiating. Interment was in Brooksburg Cemetery in Brooksburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com.



James Thompson

James Donald Thompson, 76, of East Enterprise, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, January 11th, 2014, in Aurora.

He was born January 28th, 1937, in New York City, New York, the loving son of the late James M. and Florence (Grieser) Thompson. He was raised in New York city where he attended St. Francis De Paul. He was inducted into the U.S. Marine Corps in 1954, serving during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1956.

He was united in marriage on December 9th, 1961, in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, to the late Diana June Karrer. Unto this union three daughters arrived to bless their home. They shared 48 years of marriage together until her death on December 18th, 2009.

He was employed as an office manager for the Office Park in Cincinnati for several years. He was a former steelworker for the Steel Mills in Lyndhurst. He was employed as a maintenance supervisor for the World Trade Center in New York. He was a member of the Steelworkers Union in New York, the Knights of Columbus in Lyndhurst and was a member of Our Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay. He enjoyed television, reading, shopping and collecting guns.

Survivors include his three daughters, Kim DeDreu and husband Kenneth of Aurora, Lisa DeDreu and husband Rich of Geneva, Florida, and Jamie Chase and husband Jason of Rising Sun; his seven grandchildren, Shannon, Dawn, Sara, Sammi, Blaze, Alix and Brett; his seven great-grandchildren, Kamar, Maddox, Xander, Collin, Trenton, Camryn and Austin; and his brother, Ed Thompson of Vevay.

He was also preceded in death by his three grandsons, Jason Tyler Chase on May 27th, 1993, Dylan James Chase on July 11th, 1992, and Shaun Michael DeDreu on December 30th, 1980; his sister, Eileen Garland; and his brother, Robert Thompson.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, January 15th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Deacon Mike Gardner officiating. Inurnment was in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise with full military rites conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church or Wounded Warriors. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.



Evelyn Hon

Evelyn Marie Hon, age 84, of Harrison, Ohio, passed away Monday, January 13th, 2014, at Ridgewood Health Care in Lawrenceburg.

She was born September 28th, 1929, in Florence, the daughter of "Bud" and Wilma Ballard. She grew up on Ballard Road in the Florence community. In 1987, she retired from Seagram's where she starting working as a teenager.

She married Russell R. Hon on May 14th, 1949, in Rising Sun, and attended the Harrison Church of the Nazarene.

Evelyn is survived by her husband Russell Hon; her daughter, Pam Eldridge of Harrison, Ohio; her grandson, David Ray (Christan) Eldridge of Bright, and her great-grandchildren, Dylan Ray Eldridge, Marie Faith Eldridge and Colt Russell Ray Eldridge.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Larry Ray Hon.

Visitation will be Friday, January 17th, from 12 noon until time of services at 2 p.m. at Jackman Kercheval Meyers Funeral Home in Harrison, Ohio, with Christan Eldridge officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Haven Cemetery in Harrison.



Clinton Center

Clinton Winford Center, 78, of Madison, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 12th, 2014, in Madison.

He was born May 28th, 1935, in Rogers, Kentucky, the loving son of the late Taylor and Tiny Hobbs Center. He was raised in Wolf County and moved to Jefferson County in 1938. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on January 9th, 1958, in Louisville, Kentucky, during the Vietnam War. He served in the How Co. 2nd Battalion 11th ACR and was honorably discharged on January 8th, 1964, with the rank of Private First Class at Fort Sheridan, Illinois.

He was united in marriage to Alfreda Fay Denning on February 23rd, 1963, in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

He was a self-employed mechanic and owned and operated Center's Garage for many years. He also drove a truck and had operated a sawmill. He loved to play music, enjoyed tinkering on motors and rebuilding engines. Every year he would enjoy planting a garden and sharing it with friends and family. He will be missed at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Madison where he would make his weekly visit. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Hebron Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Alfreda Fay Denning Center of Madison; his three sisters, Betty Wright of Madison, Jewel Holland of Winchester, Ohio, and Wanda Burkhardt of Madison; his brother, Scotty Center of Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Dena Bryant; his brothers, Ellis Center and Lonnie Center; his sisters, Juanita Mae Smith, Norma "Dean" Willoughby, Stella Faye Brown and Vada Thacker McCoy.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Thursday, January 16th) at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, with Pastor James Santos officiating. A final salute will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. Interment will be in Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison with full military honors at the cemetery chapel by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

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



Andy Niccum

Andrew Carl "Andy" Niccum, 62, of Madison, passed away at 9:10 a.m. Saturday, January 11th, 2014, in Madison.

He was born December 6th, 1951, in Scottsburg, the loving son of the late Ernest C. and Elizabeth Anna Huffington Niccum. He was raised in Deputy and was a 1970 graduate of Shawe Memorial High School. He also attended Ivy Tech and furthered his knowledge in electronics. He had worked in Fort Wayne for 18 years at Magnavox. He then worked in Greensburg for eight years at Print Pack. He retired from Arvin Sango where he had worked production for 15 years. He was a member of the American Martyrs Catholic Church in Scottsburg. He enjoyed watching sports, playing golf and bowling.

Survivors include his five brothers, Jerry Niccum and wife Susan of Edinburgh, Indiana, Paul Niccum and wife Geraldine of Fort Wayne, Charles Niccum and wife Jane of Rushville, Francis Niccum of Scottsburg, and Brian Niccum of Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, David Niccum.

Funeral mass was held Wednesday, January 15th, at the American Martyrs Catholic Church in Scottsburg, with Father Louis Manna officiating. The Rosary was prayed Wednesday evening at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison during visitation. Interment was in Scottsburg Cemetery.

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



Mary Seel

Mary C. Scott Seel, 76, of Madison, passed away at 8:14 p.m. Sunday, January 12th, 2014, at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.

She was born April 25th, 1937, in Sanders, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late Howard and Ruby Bales Scott. She resided most of her life in Jefferson County and had lived early in life in Switzerland County and attended Vevay High School.

She was united in marriage on March 7th, 1959, at the Ryker's Ridge Baptist Church to Kenneth Seel. This happy union of 54 years was blessed with two sons, Travis and Troy.

She was employed early in life at U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay for 10 years. She then worked for a total of 37 years for the Madison State Hospital as a psychiatric attendant. She was a member of the Brooksburg Baptist Church. She found great enjoyment in fishing, gardening, raising flowers, and feeding her hummingbirds. She was a devoted wife, loving mom and adoring grandma.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Kenneth D. Seel of Madison; her sons, Troy Seel and wife Karie of Madison and Travis Seel of Vevay; her grandchildren, Mason, Lukas and James; her sisters, Eva McKinley and husband Kenny of Hanover and Ruby Manuel and husband Linus of Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Sarah Virginia Scott, Eunice Sharron, Jennie King Ford, Dora E. Lewis, Nelrose Armstrong Mefford, Nancy Danger and Judy Zearing; and her brothers, Martin and Robert Scott.

Private funeral services were held Wednesday, January 15th, with Reverend Robert Leach officiating, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Private interment was in Brooksburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condoleces may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com.



Suzanne Skidmore

Suzanne Skidmore, 62, of Rising Sun, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 7th, 2014, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 15th, 1951, the daughter of the late Marcella (Ruscher) and Dorman Lange. She was a graduate of Lawrenceburg High School, Class of 1970. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Aurora and also attended Rising Sun Church of Christ. She was also a member of a sewing club from Luke's Sewing Center.

On September 29th, 1979, at the First Baptist Church in Greendale, she married Robert Skidmore, who survives. In addition to her loving husband, Bob, she is also survived by her two brothers, Dorman Lange II of Lawrenceburg and Jeff Lange of Aurora.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 13th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Brother Greg Matthew officiating. Interment was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the family or the American Heart Association. marklandfuneralhome.com.



Fiona Fox

Fiona Nichole Ray Fox, infant daughter of Kayla Dawn Patterson and Benjamin Cody Fox of Aurora, passed away at 4:43 a.m. Tuesday, January 7th, 2014, at Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born in Cincinnati, on December 28th, 2013.

In addition to her loving parents, she is also survived by her sister, Farrah Lynn Fox of Aurora; her grandmothers, Teresa Lynn Patterson of Ghent, Kentucky and Penny Lynn Browning of Aurora; her great-grandparents, Ray and Phyllis Rector of Aurora and Peggy Ann Franks of Deming, New Mexico; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 11th, with Brother Greg Matthew officiating, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Interment was in Cedar Hedge Cemetery in Rising Sun. Memorial donations may be made to the family.





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