John Ewing Sr.

John Leroy Ewing Sr., 89, of Florida, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in Florida.

He was born Dec. 9, 1923, in Henry County, Ky., to Christopher Leroy and Goldie Bird Ewing. He grew up in Milton, Ky. He attended the University of Kentucky and graduated from Asbury College in 1947. He joined his father-in-law, Nelson M. Hoffman, as a pastor in the New Jersey Conference of the Methodist Church in 1947. In 1950 he received his seminary degree from Temple University School of Theology and was ordained as an elder in the Methodist Church. He led churches in Mt. Ephraim, Bridgeton, Elmer, Stratford, Pleasantville, Trenton, Linwood, and Collingswood, N.J. He served as district superintendent of the Southwest District of the Southern New Jersey Conference for six years. In 1965 he led the merger of two Methodist churches in Pleasantville, N.J., one white and one black. In 1983 he received an honorary doctorate from Asbury College. In 1989 he retired from full-time ministry after 42 years of service. In retirement, he served as an associate pastor of Indian River City United Methodist Church in Titusville, Fla. He held many leadership positions within the church and community, serving twice as a delegate to the United Methodist General Conference and, throughout his ministry, as a leader in the work of evangelism. He served at the Methodist Summer Assembly at Malaga, N.J. He enjoyed conversation, entertaining children using his "Donald Duck" voice and helping people by fixing anything that was broken.

He is survived by his wife Jane Marie Hoffman Ewing, whom he married in 1947; two children, Nancy Lee Ewing of Cape Coral, Fla., and John Ewing Jr. of Lake Junaluska, N.C.; two sisters, Nelda Cannon and Evelyn Glass; two granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three siblings, Rhema Mitchell, Betty Tandy, and C. Merlin Ewing.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 29 in the Memorial Chapel at Lake Junaluska, N.C.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Asbury University, One Macklem Dr., Wilmore, KY 40390.



Francis Ferguson

Francis Lorene Nugent Ferguson, 73, of Madison, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

She was born Dec. 17, 1939, in Hardin County, Ky., to Benjamin Edward and Julia Mae Spinks Nugent. She resided most of her life in Jefferson County and was a 1959 graduate of Madison High School.

She first worked with the Conn Organ Co. in Madison, working there until it closed. She attended Ivy Tech Community College in Madison and received her degree as a certified medical assistant. She then worked as a medical assistant with the Madison Clinic, retiring after 20 years of service. She was a member of the Brooksburg Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, and collecting Christmas items and special noise makers.

She is survived by one daughter, Diana Ferguson of Madison; two sons, Elliott Ferguson and Warren Ferguson, both of Madison; her sisters, Lillian Voris and Patricia Hall, both of Madison; two brothers, Billie Nugent of Jeffersonville and Estil Nugent of Charlestown; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Alan Ferguson, whom she married Sept. 1, 1962, and who died Sept. 22, 2013; her parents; three brothers, infant William Cecil Nugent, Ernest Nugent and James Nugent; and two sisters, Virginia Stillwell and Ethel Shelton.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. an Sunday from 1 p.m. until the service.

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

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



Albanie LaMothe

Joseph Albanie Dennis LaMothe, 77, of Madison, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 7, 1936, in Sudbury, Ontario, to Guildos and Gabrielle Godon LaMothe. After retiring from J. I. Case in Davenport, Iowa, he worked for several years at Rotary Lift and Reliance Electric in Madison. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Madison.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Chance LaMothe; two sons, Robert E. LaMothe and Dennis A. LaMothe; three daughters, Jessie Edens, Stacy Wells and Linda Heston; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Isabelle.

A memorial service will be at noon Thursday at Vail Funeral Chapel. Military honors will be conducted at the funeral home by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Alzheimer's Association. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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

This is an updated version of an obituary published Monday.



Floyd Scarlett Jr.

Floyd C. "Bud" Scarlett Jr., 95, of Madison, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Vail Funeral Chapel.