Francis Hare

Dr. Francis W. "Frank" Hare Jr., 95, of Madison, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 20, 1917, in Monroeville, Ala., the son of Francis W. Sr. and Mary Ellen Stallworth Hare. He was a 1941 graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo. and a 1944 graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. He was drafted into the Army during World War II. He served as a captain in the Army Medical Corp from 1945 to 1947.  In 1952, after several years of fellowships and residencies, he joined the Madison Clinic and the staff of King's Daughters' Hospital to practice internal medicine. With the help of the KDH staff, he started a department to provide electro-, echo-, and exercise cardiography, the Intensive Care Unit, and the practice of cardioversion. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the College of Cardiology, and was president of the Indiana Chapter of the College of Physicians. He published articles in state and national medical journals. He enjoyed the practice of medicine and caring for patients. During retirement, he enjoyed reading, gardening, family, travel, and volunteering at Historic Madison Inc.'s Dr. William D. Hutchings Hospital and Office. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, serving on many committees and teaching Sunday school for many years.

He is survived by two sons, Dwight Hare of Del Mar, Calif. and Richard Hare of Madison; three daughters, Sara Hare and Marjorie Hare, both of Madison, and Mary Sutton Roberts of Portland, Ore.; one brother, Nicholas Hare of Monroeville, Ala.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Cornell Hare, whom he married June 2, 1951, and who died Oct. 25, 1992; and his parents.

A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church. His body was donated to the University of Louisville Medical School.

Friends may call at the church Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Historic Madison Inc. or the Marjorie Cornell Hare Nursing Scholarship through the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Verrel Hertz

Verrel J. Hertz, 76, of Madison, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at her residence.

She was born March 2, 1936, in Trimble County, Ky., the daughter of Roy Frank and Ollie Ada Kent Law. She worked in the Stitch and Turn Department with Joyce Shoe, later the U.S. Shoe Corporation. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. She enjoyed water skiing on the river, raising Siberian Huskies and her cats.

She is survived by her husband, Bernard N. "PeWee" Hertz, whom she married Sept. 14, 1957; one sister, Ruth Perry of Milton, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Robert Law and Goodridge Law; and four sisters, Gertrude Gerides, Irene Law, Elizabeth Carter and Betty J. Holt.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Vail-Holt Funeral and Cremation Service. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until the service. A rosary service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to a charity of the donor's choice. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Emily Raney

Emily Holmes Raney, 100, of New Albany, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Hickory Creek Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 3, 1912, in Jeffersonville, the daughter of Basil Clyde and Julia Greenwood Holmes. She was a graduate of New Albany High School and Hanover College, where she majored in elementary education. She was a realtor in New Albany. She owned two antique shops. She spent several years as a counselor for Christian College in Columbia, Mo. She was a lifelong supporter of Indiana high school basketball. She was a member of Tri Kappa and the New Albany Historical Society, of which she was a past president. She was also a member of Phi Mu Sorority, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames, Main Street Development, Genealogy Club, Music Study Club, the Indiana Teacher's Association, and the New Albany Country Club. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. She enjoyed antiques, playing the piano, writing poetry, reading, history, travel, and her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters, Julia Raney Litzsinger and Phyllis Raney Thomas of Madison; five grandchildren; many step grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon "Britches" Raney; her parents; and one brother, Robert G. Holmes.

A celebration of life service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Oak Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville in New Albany. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in New Albany.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Alzheimer's Association.

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



Gerry Tilley

Laura Geraldine "Gerry" Ewing Tilley, 94, of Paducah, Ky., died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at her residence. 

She was born June 1, 1918, at Corn Creek, Trimble County, Ky., the daughter of Noble Pryor and Mimeral McMahan Ewing. After graduating with honors from Hanover College, she taught school in Milton, Ky and worked toward an actuarial degree. She and her husband moved to Paducah, Ky. in Feb. 1948.  They were both active in Broadway United Methodist Church, the public schools and the community. She was an avid gardener, specializing in roses. She was a member of church circles, the bell choir, the women's club and Delphic. She enjoyed swimming, playing tennis and golf. She served as a guide at the Quilt Museum and liked working with children.

She is survived by five children, Dr. E. Allen Tilley Jr., Jo Ann Tilley Dortch, Dr. Don W. Tilley, Michael R. Tilley and Steve E. Tilley; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmond Allen Tilley Sr., whom she married June 12, 1940; her parents; and one brother, John Pryor Ewing.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Broadway United Methodist Church in Paducah, Ky. Burial will be in Maplelawn Park Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to The Laurel Foundation, in care of Terri Clark, 202 Cardinal Lane, Paducah, KY 42001.

Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah, Ky. is in charge of arrangements.

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