James Crandell

James Earl "Jim" Crandell, 95, of Sanger, Texas, formerly of Madison, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Red Bird Assisted Living in Sanger, Texas.

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



Jean Davis


Jean Ilene Davis, 76, of Seymour, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

She was born May 2, 1937, in Dunellen, N.J., to Arthur A. and Carrie Madouse Krapf. She retired as business manager at Englishton Park Retirement Home after 22 years of service. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. She was a Kentucky Colonel. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.

She is survived by three children, Jeffrey B. Davis, Jami M. Wehrkamp and Jason S. Davis; one sister, Gladys Thomas; seven grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy J. Davis, whom she married Dec. 22, 1957, and who died March 27, 2009; her parents; three brothers, Arthur Krapf, Thomas Krapf and Harry Krapf; and two sisters, Kathryn Scanion and Evelyn Krapf.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Seymour. A mausoleum encryptment will be at Riverview Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Voss Chapel in Seymour on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the church Monday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to a charity of the donor's choice. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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Shirley Gotts


Shirley Jean Lund Gotts, 79, of Madison, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville.

She was born April 2, 1934, in Spokane, Wash., to Karl S. and Susie Watts Lund. She graduated from George Rogers High School in Spokane in 1952. She graduated from Kinman Business University in Spokane and received a bachelor's of science degree in business from West Virginia State University. She worked as a title administrator for Pontiac-Cadillac in Spokane for six years. She worked in computers while employed with Multiple Listing Services in Huntington, W.Va. She and her husband moved to Madison in 1986, where she worked with Student Financial Aid Services at Hanover College for 15 years. She was a member of the North United Methodist Church and was a Paul Harris Fellow with the Madison Rotary Club. In Spokane, she was a member of the Daughters of Norway.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Edward E. Gotts, whom she married on Sept. 10, 1955; two sons, Gary Gotts of Madison and Gregory Gotts of Oakland, Calif.; one daughter, Kimberly Benfield of Norfolk, Va.; two sisters, Deloris Davis of Spokane, Wash., and Betty Collins of Myrtle Creek, Ore.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her son, Grant Gotts, who died in 1963; her parents; and her brother, Jonnie Goldsmith.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the North United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Friends may call the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the North United Methodist Church. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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John Horner


John Edward Horner, 92, of Durham, N.C., died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.

He was born Dec. 12, 1921, in New Jersey, to William J. and Estelle Horner. He was raised in Brookside, N.J., and graduated from Morristown High School. He graduated with honors and Phi Beta Kappa inclusion from Drew University, where he received All-American honors in basketball, as well as being a four-year letterman in baseball. He served in the Special Services of the Air Corps in World War II. He earned a master of arts degree at Columbia University and a doctorate of philosophy from Ohio State University. He was also a recipient of 10 honorary degrees from colleges and universities nationwide.

His professional career began at the high school level with a teaching and coaching assignment at Morristown High School. An early Fulbright Scholar, he studied in the late 1940s at the American Academy in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. He also taught in London. Subsequent university assignments took him to Drew University, Kansas Wesleyan University, Ohio State University and the University of Omaha. In 1958, he was named president of Hanover College, where he served until 1987. During his time at Hanover, the curriculum was completely revised with the emergence of the Hanover Plan in 1962. He also led the reconstruction of the campus after a tornado on April 3, 1974.

He provided leadership to many civil and professional organizations at the state and national levels. He served as president and chairman of the Associated Colleges of Indiana, Presbyterian College Union, Indiana State Scholarship Commission, Indiana Conference for Higher Education and Indiana State Library and Historical Board. He was twice named as an Indiana Sagamore of the Wabash and also named a Kentucky Colonel. He was a founding member of Historic Madison Inc. and served on the board of directors. He was also on the "short list" of candidates to become the first secretary of education under President Ronald Reagan.

He was a member of the Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church. He was a participant in many laboratory studies for the Duke Department of Aging and for the Aged and served briefly on the Durham County Library Board. He was a supporter of Duke University athletics.

He is survived by his wife, Anne Evans Horner, whom he married in 1952; two daughters, Joanne Woerner of Providence, R.I. and Heather Hohlt of Spring, Texas; one son, Scott Horner of Indianapolis; and seven grandchildren

He was preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey Horner; his parents; one sister; and four brothers.

A memorial service will be planned for the spring.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the John E. Horner Scholarship Fund at Hanover College, the Hanover Presbyterian Church or the Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church Building Fund in Durham, N.C.

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Robert Thompson


Robert J. "Bobby Joe" Thompson, 69, of Madison, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Hosparus Inpatient Unit of Norton Pavilion in Louisville, Ky.

He was born March 3, 1944, in Madison, to William A. and Janet Marie Brinson Thompson. He lived most of his life in and attended school in Jefferson County. He retired from Local 795 Labor Union in May 2001, after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1969 and Jefferson Post 9 Sons of the American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, being with his family and mowing the lawn.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Faye Powell Thompson, whom he married Feb. 28, 1974; two sons, Donald Glenn Thompson and Darrell Robert Thompson, both of Madison; one daughter, Sandra Marie Thompson of Madison; two brothers, John W. "Jackie" Thompson and Larry Thompson, both of Madison; five sisters, Carolyn Dean of Madison, Edna Case of Deputy, Janice Faye Eggers, Mary Alice Thompson and Norma Jean "Geannie" Thompson, all of Madison; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three aunts; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, who died Aug. 13, 2005; his mother, who died June 29, 2013; and one brother, Harvey Raymond Thompson.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. until the service.

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

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William Wolfschlag


William Raymond "Bill" Wolfschlag, 58, of Castle Rock, Colo., died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Castle Rock, Colo.

He was born Feb. 3, 1956, in Madison, to Eugene and Alma Hock Wolfschlag. He was raised in Madison and was a 1975 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He entered the U.S. Army on May 30, 1975, serving in the 1st Battalion 104th Regiment in the Military Police for 16 years. He was currently a Sgt. E-6 in the U.S. Army Reserves in Aurora, Colo. He obtained a criminal justice degree through the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church and the Sacred Heart Retreat House in Castle Rock. He worked for Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corp. and King's Daughters' Hospital. He was also a member of the Clifty 6 Fire Company, and served as a volunteer fire chief. He was currently employed as a security officer with Hospital Shared Services in Denver and a part-time spin instructor with Castle Rock Recreation Center. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Colorado Palliative Care Partnership, Hospice-Veteran Work Group and International Ministerial Fellowship. He was a licensed minister. He loved Notre Dame football and Indiana basketball. He enjoyed cooking, NASCAR, running, hiking, and taking care of tomato plants, Christmas cacti and African violets.

He is survived by his wife, Robynn Pruett Wolfschlag, whom he married Jan. 5, 2008; one daughter, Christi Risk of Madison; one son, Staff Sgt. Justin Wolfschlag of Stuttgart, Germany; one stepson, Bennett Nafe; two brothers, Thomas "Tom" Wolfschlag and David Wolfschlag, both of Madison; one sister, Linda Wolfschlag Smart of Fairland; four grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Robert L. "Bob" Wolfschlag; and a nephew.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may call the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 to 10:20 a.m. Wednesday. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

A final salute will be conducted at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. Full military honors will be conducted graveside.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Wounded Warrior Project. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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