Harold Ayler

Harold William "Bill" Ayler, 69, of Madison, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.



David Copeland

David Clark "Corky" Copeland, 73, of Bedford, Ky., formerly of Canaan, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at The Waters of Clifty Falls.

He was born Nov. 14, 1939, in Moorefield, to Steve and Agnes Graham Copeland. He was raised in the Canaan community. He worked at Reliance Electric for 15 years. He was first united in marriage to Linda Lou Edward. He was later united in marriage to Madeline Carolyn Ayler. He lived in Lexington, Ky., for 11 years, returning to the Madison area in 2009. He enjoyed fishing and being outdoors.

He is survived by two sons, David Clark Copeland Jr. of Bedford, Ky., and James Allen Copeland of Kent; three daughters, Deborah Sue Reece of Madison, Shammara Copeland of Denver, Colo., and LaDonna McWhortor of New Albany; three sisters, Frances Robbins, Myrtle Smith and Wanda Ayler, all of Madison; three brothers, Robert Copeland of Versailles, and George Copeland and Richard Copeland, both of Madison; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Grover Cleveland Copeland Sr. and Alva Copeland; and two sisters, Annabell Drake and Georgia Day.

The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. A graveside service and burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery of Bedford, Ky.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 5 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to hospice. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.



Linda Ellis

Linda F. Smith Ellis, 56, of Rising Sun, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at The Waters of Rising Sun.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.



Alice Griffin

Alice Kathryn Griffin, 84, of North Vernon, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at her residence.

She was born March 11, 1929, in Jefferson County, to Glen and Opal Meek Caswell. She attended school in Jefferson County. She worked as an attendant for the former Muscatatuck State Developmental Center in Butlerville, retiring in 1986 after 35 years of service. She enjoyed fishing and going out to eat.

She is survived by two sons, Gary Wayne Griffin and Randy Dee Griffin, both of North Vernon; one brother, Eugene Caswell of Madison; two sisters, Ellen Lucas of Madison and Phyllis Burnett of Dupont; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmar Griffin, whom she married March 15, 1946, and who died March 8, 2002; one daughter, Rhonda Sue Franks; her parents; and one brother, Ricky Caswell.

A graveside service and burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Canaan.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Our Hospice of Jennings County. Contributions can be made through Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home in North Vernon, which is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent at www.dovesharprudicel.com.



Martha Hoefling

Martha Hentz Hoefling, 92, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

She was born Jan. 12, 1921, in Madison. She worked at the Ringling Art Museum and with Palmer and Southeast Banks. She was a member of St. Martha's Parish for more than 60 years.

She is survived by eight children, Mark Hoefling, Alicia Harper, Monica Mitchell, Juliana Eckhardt, John Hoefling, Michael Hoefling, Mary Martha Hoefling and Charles Hoefling; and 10 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hoefling; and one daughter, Louise.

A mass of celebration will be held at noon Friday, July 18, 2014, at St. Patrick's Catholic Chapel. Interment of ashes will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Brett Funeral Home in St. Petersburg, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent at www.brettfuneralhome.net.



Dolores Ogden

Dolores Jean Shope Ogden, 83, of Boise, Idaho, formerly of Milton, Ky., died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at St. Luke Hospital in Boise, Idaho.

She was born June 13, 1930, in Portsmouth, Ohio, to Milburn and Thelma Chick Shope. She was raised in Portsmouth, Ohio and was a 1948 graduate of Portsmouth High School. She was a member of the Portsmouth United Methodist Church and attended Ohio State University. She resided in San Francisco, Calif., for 40 years. She worked in various hospitals as manager of patient accounts, retiring from St. Francis Hospital in San Francisco, Calif. She resided the past 10 years in Boise, Idaho. She enjoyed her dogs, reading, traveling, the theater, and crossword and jigsaw puzzles.

She is survived by her husband, Jon A. Ogden, whom she married April 16, 1954; one nephew; two nieces; and one cousin.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A graveside service and burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Ky.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Contribution cards are available at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, which is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.



Albert Thom

Albert N. Thom, 94, of Battle Creek, Mich., formerly of Madison, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at The Oaks of NorthPointe Woods in Battle Creek, Mich.

He was born Nov. 5, 1918, in Anderson, to John and Florence Goettle Thom. He was a graduate of Noblesville High School. He was also a graduate of Purdue University, where he played football. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1941 to 1946, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He began teaching with Madison Consolidated Schools in 1959, retiring in 1982 after serving as principal of E.O. Muncie Elementary School. He also taught in East Gary and Aurora, serving as a football coach at those schools. He was a member of the Madison Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed watching sports, reading, golf, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by two sons, Randall S. Thom of Battle Creek, Mich., and Richard A. Thom of Denver, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan H. Caldecott Thom, whom he married Sept. 22, 1946, and who died June 21, 2009; one daughter, Sharon Thom Alcorn, who died May 12, 1998; his parents; and one sister, Martha Williams.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lytle Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Sharon Thom Alcorn Scholarship Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.lytlefuneralchapel.com.



James Wilkes

James Joe Wilkes, 56, of Hanover, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

He was born Aug. 15, 1957, in Terre Haute, to James R. and Rita Gorham Wilkes. He was a graduate of Southwestern High School and a magna cum laude graduate of Hanover College with a degree in chemistry. He was employed the past 32 years as a chemist with Madison Chemical. He was a member of River Valley Community Church. He enjoyed listening to the stereo, concert videos, model building, woodworking and making pens.

He is survived by his parents of Hanover; one brother, Kenneth Wilkes of Avon; two nieces; one nephew; one great-nephew; and several great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ralph and Dorothy Wilkes, and Randle and Lovie Gorham.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Hanover Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to River Valley Community Church Building Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.