Lance Jones

Lance Alan "Heater" Jones, 49, of Madison, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

He was born Dec. 2, 1964, in Junction City, Kansas, to Lee and Patsy A. McClain Hatchell. His family moved to Madison in 1970. He graduated in 1983 from Madison Consolidated High School. While in high school, he earned All-State and All-Conference honors in baseball and also played football. He was honored on the Madison Consolidated High School's Wall of Fame in Connor K. Salm Gymnasium. After graduating high school, he attended and played baseball at both Olney Central College in Southeastern Illinois and Nicholls State University in South Central Louisiana. He later graduated from Indiana University Southeast School of Business in 1989. He began work in Oct. 1987 with Forward Lift of the Vehicle Service Group, serving for 26 years as a sales and brand manager in Madison. He enjoyed playing golf and baseball, participating in fantasy football and watching Indiana University, the Cincinnati Reds and the Dallas Cowboys. He was a member of the North Madison Christian Church and the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce. He also served as a park board member for the City of Madison Parks Department.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy Anderson Jones, whom he married Aug. 8, 1987; two sons, Logan Jones and Luke Jones, both of Madison; his parents of Marysville; one brother, Rob W. Jones of Rockport; one sister, Lori Woodward of Sellersburg; six nephews; and four nieces.

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at North Madison Christian Church. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church Saturday from 1:30 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Lance A. Jones Scholarship Fund, the American Lung Association or the Lupus Foundation. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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Janie Knox

Janie Laughlin Knox, 61, of Vevay, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

She was born March 19, 1952, in Madison, to Clarence B. "C.B." and Opal Faye Winslow Laughlin. She was raised and attended high school in Madison. She was employed in the Sewing Department of BESI Inc. in Vevay for the past 12 years. She was a former packer for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay from 1971 to 1999. She was also a former cook for Markland Shell and a dietitian for the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay. She helped with the Little Swiss Polka Dancers at the Swiss Wine Festival in Vevay for many years. She enjoyed bowling and socializing with her friends, family and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Dickie Knox, whom she married Aug. 15, 1971; two sons, Steven Knox and Ricky Knox, both of Vevay; three sisters, Delores Ann Aldridge and Mary Kay Thompson, both of Madison, and Bonnie Sue Zearing of Lexington; one brother, Jack Thomas Laughlin of Madison; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Timothy Wayne Laughlin; and her grandparents, Clarence W. and Aggie Laughlin, and Albert and Lillian Winslow.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery.

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

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

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