Rhonda Johnson

Rhonda Renee Johnson, 42, of Lexington, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Scott Villa Living Center in Scottsburg.

She was born Oct. 3, 1970, in Madison, to Pat Johnson and Franklin Arbuckle. She was a graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. She was a dietary technician for King's Daughters' Hospital and also worked at Arvin Sango and at Winn Dixie in Jeffersonville.

She is survived by her parents of Lexington; one sister, Tammy Arbuckle of Madison; two brothers, Rodney Johnson of Lexington and Robert Arbuckle of Columbus; one nephew; and two nieces.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Burial will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until the service.

Online condolences can be sent at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.



Willie Lucas Jr.

Willie Edward Lucas Jr., 67, of Harrodsburg, Ky., formerly of Hanover, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at his residence.

He was born July 27, 1945, in Whitesburg, Ky., to Willie Edward Sr. and Geneva Phillips Lucas. He was raised and graduated from high school in Whitesburg, Ky. He served in the Marine Corps from Sept. 19, 1963 to Sept. 28, 1969, serving during the Vietnam War. He moved to Jefferson County in 1970 and worked at Williamson Heater for five years before serving as chief of police in Hanover for 17 years. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of the Madison Moose Lodge and the Fraternal Order of Police Stacks of Power Lodge and Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and collecting knives, guns and stamps.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sharon Marie Pennington Lucas; one daughter, Christina Watterson Lucas of Madison; one sister, Linda Donovan of Jeffersonville; four grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, who died Dec. 25, 1970; his mother, who died July 26, 1980; and one brother, Richard Gay Lucas, who died Feb. 1, 2009.

The celebration of life service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 p.m. until the service. The Fraternal Order of Police Stacks of Power Lodge will conduct a special service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Military honors will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel.

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

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



Sarah Pruitt

Sarah Anne Ritchie Pruitt, 78, of Hanover, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.

She was born July 3, 1934, in Jefferson County, to Everett Edgar and Mary Elizabeth Hord Ritchie. She graduated from North Madison High School in 1952. She spent 40 years working as a molding machine operator for Grote Industries until retiring in 2000. She had previously been employed with Myers Manufacturing and Force Manufacturing. She enjoyed sewing, collecting bells, singing, flowers, gardening, beautician work and her dog.

She is survived by her husband, Richard L. Pruitt, whom she married May 31, 1953; three sons, Daryl Pruitt, Greg Pruitt and Charles Pruitt, all of Madison; two sisters, her twin Nellie Jackson of Madison and Alice Kaufman of Indianapolis; four grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Wiliam Arthur "Bill" Ritchie, who died Aug. 17, 2005; one sister, Elizabeth Agnes Ritchie; and one nephew.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Grace Baptist Church.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Grace Baptist Church. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Ezekiel Weaver

Ezekiel James Weaver, of Madison, was stillborn on Friday, June 21, 2013, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

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