Martha Cooley

Martha L. Cooley, 79, of Carrollton, Ky., formerly of Madison, died Monday, March 13, 2017, at Signature Healthcare in Carrollton, Ky.

She was born July 25, 1937, in Madison to Robert and Alfrieda Marcella Hunter Layton. She worked as a waitress and cook for Fiesta Restaurant and Madison Country Club. She was also a housewife. She enjoyed gatherings of family and friends, cooking home-style meals, and collecting trinkets and Hot Wheels cars.

She is survived by one daughter, Helen Mahon of Carrollton, Ky.; one son, Darrell Cooley of Carrollton, Ky.; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Cooley, whom she married July 4, 1959, and who died March 31, 2012; one son, Robert Cooley Jr.; one daughter, Marcella Hunter; her mother; her father; her stepmother, Oney Layton; one brother, Robert Layton; three sisters, Alpha May Hamilton, Clara Gentry and Carol Jun Whitson; and one stepbrother, Charles Semon.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lytle Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Main Street Chapel.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Online condolences can be sent at www.lytlefuneralhomes.com



Shirley Hardy

Shirley Ann Reece Hardy, 75, of Deputy died Monday, March 13, 2017, at Hosparus Inpatient Unit of Norton Pavilion in Louisville, Ky.

She was born June 27, 1941, in Scottsburg to Nelson Joseph Sr. and Edna Mae Dickey Reece. She was raised in the Lexington area and was a 1958 graduate of Lexington High School. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Weston Baptist Church and a former member of Eastern Star. She enjoyed caring for her family, cooking, crocheting, working in the green house and giving away flowers.

She is survived by her husband, William Everett Hardy, whom she married Oct. 24, 1959; three sons, Mark William Hardy and Larry Allen Hardy, both of North Vernon, and John Martin Hardy of Dupont; one sister, Joyce Gray of Madison; seven grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, who died Nov. 25, 1981; her mother, who died July 12, 2003; one brother, Nelson Joseph Reece Jr., who died Feb. 2, 1947; and one sister, Edna Sue Reece, who died in 1945.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. Jude. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Phyllis Lewis

Phyllis Jean Lewis, 55, of Carrollton, Ky., died Monday, March 13, 2017, at her residence.

She was born March 14, 1961, in Lawrenceburg to Ruben Lee and Lucy Jane Henderson Lewis. She worked as a server at several local eateries, was a forklift operator at North American Stainless and worked in various other positions with local industry. She most recently worked as a clerk at Cowboys in Ghent, Ky. She was a member of Ghent Baptist Church. She was nominated as Breast Cancer Survivor of the Year in 2016.

She is survived by two sisters, Beulah Fryman of Rising Sun and Nancy Lee Bailey of Bedford, Ky.; several nieces and nephews, including her caregiver Barbara Day of Evansville; her caregiver, Bonnie Snow Williams of Ghent, Ky.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Nelda Vannarsdall; and one brother, Joe Lewis.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ghent Baptist Church. Burial will be in Owenton Cemetery in Owenton, Ky.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the I Have Wings Breast Cancer Foundation, IHW, P.O. Box 18502, Erlanger, KY 41018 or www.ihavewings.org.

Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky., is in charge of arrangements.

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



Kenneth Mullikin Sr.

Kenneth M. Mullikin Sr., 83, formerly of Madison, died Monday, March 13, 2017.

He was born April 26, 1933, in Madison, to Frances and Mary E. McFadden Mullikin. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from General Electric after 40 years of service. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, boating, traveling and sightseeing. He was a member of the Jehovah Witnesses.

He is survived by his wife, D. Pauline Dean Mullikin; three children, Debbie Doss, Ken Mullikin Jr. and Randy Mullikin; two siblings, Donald Mullikin and William Mullikin; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Beverly McGinnis Mullikin; his parents; one brother, John F. Mullikin; and one granddaughter.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany. Military honors will be conducted. Entombment will be private at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Heart Association.

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



Barbara Simpkins

Barbara Simpkins, 51, of Madison, formerly of Carrollton, Ky., died Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital.

She was born Jan. 22, 1966, in Carroll County, Ky. She was a member of the Family Worship Center in Carrollton, Ky. She enjoyed playing bingo with friends.

She is survived by three daughters, Heaven Walker of Madison, Amber Simpkins of Vevay and Patience Ramirez of Madison; two sons, Brandon Walker of Madison and James Webster of Glencoe, Ky.; four sisters, Verna Lee Moore, Debbie Johnson, Brenda Roberts and Lee Robbins, all of Carrollton, Ky.; three brothers, Tommy Ellis and Bobby Mertz, both of Gallatin County, Ky., and Mark Mertz of Carrollton, Ky.; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Ellis; her mothers, Mary Mertz and Dorothy Holland; and three brothers, Eddie Ray Mertz, Jimmy Ellis and Richard Ellis.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Lytle Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

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



Cecil Sipe

Cecil Sipe, 79, of Deputy died Monday, March 13, 2017, at his residence.

He was born May 28, 1937, near Kent in Graham Township to William L. and Glenn Rosa Cook Sipe. He resided all of his life near Deputy in Jefferson County. He was a 1957 graduate of Deputy High School and played basketball. He was in the Army from Aug. 19, 1955, to Aug. 19, 1958, rising to the rank of private first class. He was employed at the Charlestown Ammunition Plant for three years and with Rotary Lift in Madison for 11 years, before working at Cummins Engine Company for 17 and a half years, retiring in 1987. He helped area farmers in his retirement. He then worked at Crop Production Services and drove a truck for them for 16 years. He served as a Boy Scout leader and coached basketball at Deputy Elementary School. He enjoyed raccoon hunting, fishing, and watching Indiana University Basketball and NASCAR. He and his wife also enjoyed going to Lake Panasoffkee, Fla., for nine years.

He is survived by his wife, Susie Collins Sipe, whom he married June 6, 1959; one son, Kenneth Dale “Kenny” Sipe of Austin; two sisters, Dorothy Mousa of Anderson and Betty Hammersley of Deputy; one grandson; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by one son, Ricky David Sipe, who died March 9, 1978; his father, who died Aug. 10, 1953; his mother, who died Jan. 16, 1983; five brothers, Donald O. Sipe, who died Jan. 16, 1997, Stanley O. Sipe, who died Jan. 15, 1976, Irvin Leo Sipe, who died Sept. 14, 1984, Everett Leroy Sipe, who died June 7, 1955, and John Roscoe “Rocky” Sipe, who died Oct. 22, 2011; two sisters, Laura Louise Sipe, who died May 5, 1946, and Marie K. Caron, who died Nov. 25, 1987.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. A final salute will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Collins Family Cemetery near Deputy. Military honors will be conducted graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Collins Family Cemetery or Alpha Baptist Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Carroll Stangle

Carroll Stangle, 84, of Carrollton, Ky., died Monday, March 13, 2017, at his residence in Carrollton.

He was born Nov. 10, 1932, in Campbellsburg, Ky., to John T. and Goldie B. Moore Stangle. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was the first teacher at the Carroll County Vocational School, teaching auto mechanics. He retired in 1986 after 20 years of teaching. He taught guitar lessons. He attended Carrollton Wesleyan Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Meadows Stangle; three daughters, Lisa Kyle, Carlotta Walls and Terri McKay; one son, Curtiss Stangle; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jerry Stangle.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton, Ky.

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

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



Steven Tatum

Steven Edward “Steve” Tatum, 69, of Vevay died Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Louisville, Ky.

He was born Dec. 2, 1947, in Beech Grove, to Dewayne Tatum and Charlotte Hess Carroll. He was raised and attended school in Fairland. He was in the Army from Dec. 12, 1967, to Dec. 3, 1969, serving during the Vietnam War, rising to the rank of Specialist 4th Class. He received his sharpshooter badge, expert shooting badge and Army Commendation Medal. He was united in marriage to Wauneta Grace Cline on Oct. 29, 1983. He resided in Vevay since 1997. He enjoyed tinkering with cars.

He is survived by two daughters, Nicole McAlister of Vevay and Stori Roy of Franklin; two sons, Sean Tatum of Indianapolis and Isiah Tatum of Fishers; two sisters, Martha Likens and Patricia Cambell, both of Indianapolis; one brother, Robert Carroll of Indianapolis; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; his mother; his stepfather who raised him, Henry Carroll; and one brother, William Tatum.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by Vevay Post 185 of the American Legion and Vevay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5396.

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 Steven Edward “Steve” Tatum Memorial Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



George Waters

George Edward Waters, 62, of New Washington died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at his residence.

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