Erick Austin

Erick Lee Austin, 32, of Scottsburg, was found dead on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in North Vernon.

He was born Jan. 29, 1985, in Madison, to Edward L. and Annette J. Gessler Austin. He resided most of his life and attended school in Scott County. He resided the past seven years in Jennings County. He enjoyed fishing, skateboarding and the outdoors.

He is survived by his parents of Scottsburg; one sister, Jodi Austin of Scottsburg; his grandmother, Cathy Austin of Madison; five aunts; one great-uncle; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward Austin Sr., who died in 2001, Roland Gessler, who died in 1985, and Barbara Gessler, who died in 2013.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

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.

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



Norma Croxton

Norma Grace Tevis Croxton, 92, of Madison, died Wednesday, March 7, 2017, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital.

She was born April 2, 1924, in Madison, to James Vernon and Ida Mae Russell Tevis. She was raised in the area of Vevay and Doe Run, and attended Vevay and Switzerland County schools.

She began playing piano at the age of eight and was playing hymns at church by the time she was nine. She grew up in the Brooksburg Wesleyan Methodist Holiness Church. When newly married, she and her husband would be the entertainment for county sings, she played the accordion and her husband played guitar while they both sang. She was a homemaker, and also helped her husband in his early business ventures. She was a member of the Hanover United Methodist Church, and served as the pianist at the church for more than 70 years. She also played music for many functions such as Team Kids, choir, individual specials and practices, and holiday musicals. She also played the piano, organ and accordion at nursing homes and for funeral homes around Madison and Hanover. She and Vickie Perkins made, “An Old 45 and a Young 78,” a CD of Christian music. After retirement, she enjoyed traveling in motor homes and settled in Florida for a time.

She is survived by one daughter, Grace Lynn Brummett of Madison; one son, Jeffrey Dwayne Croxton of Madison; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Tevis Croxton, whom she married June 29, 1938, and who died June 20, 2001; one son, James Clarence “J. C.” Croxton, who died Oct. 17, 2008; her father, who died in June 1950; her mother, who died Feb. 20, 1972; and two sisters, her twin who died at birth, and Maxine Tevis Ogilvie, who died April 18, 1999.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hanover United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Brooksburg Cemetery.

Friends may call at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church Monday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Hanover United Methodist Church Building Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home and at the church.

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



Renzie Powell Sr.

Renzie M. Powell Sr., 91, of Switzerland County, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

He was born Jan. 10, 1926, in Louisville, Ky., to Robert M. and Ruth Carter Powell. He was raised in Irvington, Ky., and attended school in Irvington and Dayton, Ohio. He was employed for Thatcher Glass in Lawrenceburg, retiring in 1984, after 32 years of service. He had resided on Scott’s Ridge in Switzerland County since 1956. He was a member of the Warsaw Baptist Church in Warsaw, Ky., and the Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers Local Union 42 of Greendale. He enjoyed farming, and raising beef cattle and tobacco.

He is survived by his wife, Elva Mae Rucker Powell, whom he married Jan. 25, 1947; one son, Renzie Powell Jr. of East Enterprise; one daughter, Glenda Roy of Aurora; one sister, Bertha Caldwell of Greendale; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three nieces; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Herbert Powell; one sister, Jessie Powell; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; and one niece.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery in Bear Branch.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Olive Branch Baptist Church Building Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Jeremy Vest

Jeremy Michael Vest, 29, of Lexington, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 18, 1988, in Scottsburg, to John. H. and Marcia Vest. He attended Henryville High School, where he played football. He was a mechanical engineer. He enjoyed reading, science, building derby cars, racing cars and the outdoors.

He is survived by his mother of Lexington; his father of Blocher; his girlfriend, Rachel Tanner; three sisters, Jacquelyn Vest of Lexington, Crystal Trinkle of Madison and Angela Fairfield of Lafayette; four aunts; and one uncle.

He was preceded in death by one infant son, Colin I. Vest; his grandparents, Gene H. Vest, Earl “Smitty” Smith, Dorothy Ellen Smith; one aunt; and one uncle.

The funeral will be at 5 p.m. Monday at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. Cremation was chosen.

Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 2 p.m. until the service.

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