Vernon Christy

Vernon H. Christy, 72, of Lexington, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Davis Elderly Care in Hanover.

He was born May 3, 1940, in Tuppers Plains, Ohio, the son of Howard W. and Stella B. LeMasters Christy. He was a 1958 graduate of Madison High School. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, serving as crew chief of the F-105 and as sergeant first class platoon sergeant. He also served in the National Guard and the Army Reserves, last serving in 1966. He worked as a lathe operator and in computer operations, retiring from Reliance Electric in 2000 after 35 years with the company. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of the Hanover Masonic Lodge 652 F. & A.M., Order of Eastern Star, Scottish Rite, York Rite. He was a member of the Versailles Post 173 of the American Legion and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by one sister, Carolyn Adams of New Washington; one niece; one nephew; three great-nieces; one great-nephew; two great-great-nieces; and two great-great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Masonic service and funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Vail-Holt Funeral and Cremation Service. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens. Military honors will be conducted graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion Honor Guard.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Salvation Army. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Patricia Deaton

Patricia J. "Pattie" Chitwood Deaton, 82, of Hanover, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at her residence.

She was born July 6, 1930, in Kent, the daughter of Frank and Nora Holsclaw Chitwood. She was raised in the Hanover community and was a graduate of Hanover High School. She was a member of the Kent United Methodist Church and was a homemaker. She helped her aunt Jane as a bookkeeper at the Gateway Supermarket. She enjoyed caring for her nieces and nephews, and being with her family. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband and hosting family cookouts.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond Deaton, whom she married Sept. 17, 1947; her caregivers, Barb Bridgewater, Sheri Fuller, Zack Nease and Grace Nease; 11 nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, great-great-nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Jane Snoke, June Wehner and Mary Nighbert; and two brothers, Jack Chitwood and Allen Chitwood.

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Hanover Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. until the service.

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

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



Donn Foley

Donn Robert Foley, 70, of Madison, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 5, 1942, in Madison, the son of William B. and Opal Inez Sigmon Foley. He was raised in Jefferson County and was a 1960 graduate of Central High School. He resided all of his life in Jefferson County . He was united in marriage in 1961 to Linda Long. He served in the Army from Aug. 2, 1966 to Aug. 1, 1972, rising to the rank of specialist five, serving in the 572 Engineer Company during the Vietnam War. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the Vietnam Commendation Medal and several other honors. He was employed in demolition with the Jefferson Proving Ground until 1991. He also had worked for Rexnord and Williamson Heater, and drove a school bus for Madison Consolidated School System. He farmed all of his life. He enjoyed pulling ponies, bird hunting and horseback riding with his family. He was a member of the Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1969, Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans Post 55 and the Central Alumni. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by two sons, Greg Foley and Rob Foley, both of Madison; one daughter, Beth Hankins of Madison; two sisters, Mary Ann Foley of Hanover and Joann Pendleton of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two grandchildren; one step grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ralph W. "Bill" Foley, who died Sept. 5, 2000; and two sisters, Maxine Gordon, who died March 9, 2007, and Marjorie Whitton, who died July 23, 1982.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted at the cemetery chapel by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until the service. A final salute will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Lawrence Jones

Lawrence Jones, 77, of Madison, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Hickory Creek of Madison.

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



Barbara Kroll

Barbara A. Kroll, 69, of Madison, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus.

She was born July 22, 1943, in Madison, the daughter of Helen L. Walters. She was a 1961 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. She was employed by Hammack's IGA and JayC Store in Madison, working as produce manager. She retired in 2006 from Walmart in Carrollton, Ky., where she was also employed as produce manager.

She is survived by two daughters, Kim Smith and Shannon Stark, both of Madison; one son, Rocky Chandler of Carrollton, Ky.; one sister, Ida "Eaddie" Jones of Madison; two brothers, Thomas James Jones of Milton, Ky. and Robert Eugene Jones of Madison; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen L. Walters Jones; and one brother, John Allen Jones.

A memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Lytle Funeral Chapel.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Lorraine Monroe

Lorraine White Monroe, 89, of Madison, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Hickory Creek of Madison.

She was born March 1, 1923, in Switzerland County, the daughter of John and Lou Ollie Lothridge White. She was raised in Switzerland County before moving to Jefferson County in 1954. She was united in marriage to Harold Monroe on Sept. 25, 1945. She had worked in the Laundry Department at the Madison State Hospital for 25 years. She also worked at the Jefferson Proving Ground. She was a member of the Bryantsburg Homemakers Club.

She is survived by two sons, Harold L. Monroe of Ferdinand and Dennis Paul Monroe of Madison; one sister, Wilma White of Madison; two grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Mary Jane Schmidt, Dorothy White and Shirley White Screes; and five brothers, William "Red" White, Walter "Jim" White, Richard Edwin White, George Lee White and John W. "Dubby" White.

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

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 1 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Hickory Creek of Madison Activity Fund. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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





Charles Philips

Charles Ronald "Charlie" Phillips, 92, of Madison, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville.

He was born June 8, 1920, in Jefferson County, the son of Arthur and Martha Agnes Clashman Phillips. He was raised around Lancaster and was a 1937 graduate of Dupont High School.

He served in the Army from March 16, 1944 to Dec. 3, 1945, rising to the rank of corporal serving in the 29th Bomb Group, 43rd Bomb Squadron during World War II. He received two Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal and several other honors. He and his wife owned a farm and a grocery store in Lancaster. He enjoyed farming until he retired. He was employed with the Jefferson Proving Ground from April 1966 until he retired in December 1984. He was also a carpenter and enjoyed working with his father-in-law, Bill Stites; he retired from carpentry in 1997. He was a member of the Lancaster Baptist Church since 1937 and served as a deacon. He enjoyed being with his family whenever possible.

He is survived by two daughters, Jean Phillips of Scottsburg and Joan Stoner of Hanover; one son, Ron Phillips of Vevay; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Juanita Stites Phillips, whom he married April 14, 1940, and who died Dec. 30, 2004; his parents; three brothers, Paul Arthur Phillips, Ray Bennett Phillips and Jamie Edward Phillips; and one sister, Myrle Phillips Stout.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lancaster Baptist Church. Cremation was chosen. Interment will be in Dupont Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Sunday from 1 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Lancaster Baptist Church. 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.



Lurah Stamper

Lurah Kay Stamper, 69, of Jasper, formerly of Madison, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at the St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville.

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