Obituaries - March 17, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017 3:00 PM
Adelia Mary Louise Honker Cyrus, 87, of Franklin, formerly of Vevay and Madison, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Homeview in Franklin.
She was born Nov. 8, 1929, in Columbus, Ohio, to Lloyd and Nellie Mae Hall Honker-Burkett. She was raised and attended school in Columbus, Ohio. She resided in Vevay and then Madison. She worked at a plastic molding company in Vevay and at Myer’s Manufacturing in Madison. She moved to Edinburgh and worked at the sewing factory in Franklin for several years. She was a member of the Separate Baptist Church in Edinburgh. She enjoyed sewing, reading the Bible, cooking and raising her family.
She is survived by four sons, Teddy Cyrus of Edinburgh, Benny Cyrus of Madison, Dennis Cyrus of Brown County and Tony Cyrus of Edinburgh; two daughters, Carolyn Cyrus and JoAnn Cyrus Johnson, both of Edinburgh; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Cyrus, whom she married June 14, 1945, and who died Aug. 29, 1989; an unnamed infant son; her father; her mother, Nellie Mae Hall Honker Burkett; her stepfather, Noah Burkett; and three brothers, Johnny Honker, Clyde Honker and Carlos Honker.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from noon until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the activities fund at Homeview Assisted Living. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Robert J. Davidson, 83, of Madison, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at The Waters of Clifty Falls.
He was born Jan. 11, 1934, in Newton County, to Vernon “Bunk” and Charlotte Bissenden Davidson Sr. He moved to the Paynesville and Saluda area when he was a child. He left the Saluda area when he was 15 to work on large farms in northern Indiana. He served in the Marines, the Air Force and the Army, and was a Vietnam combat veteran. He served in the military for 20 years. He retired from Inland Steel in East Chicago after 18 years of service. Following his retirement, he moved back to Madison. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1969 and Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
He is survived by two stepsons, Brian Davidson of Knox and Robert Davidson of Vincennes; one brother, John Davidson of Madison; three sisters, Louise Ricketts of Hanover, Lina Betty Davidson of Ft. Wayne and Sara Sacket of Waldorf, Md.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Vernon Davidson Jr., Thomas Davidson and William Davidson; and two sisters, Kate Cooly and Caroline Black.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grayson Funeral Home in Hanover. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
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 Mt. Zion Cemetery Association.
Online condolences can be sent at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.
Donald W. “Don” Garner, 75, of Louisville, Ky., formerly of Carrollton, Ky., died Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Jewish Hospital Hosparus Unit in Louisville, Ky.
He was born May 25, 1941, in Pulaski County, Ky., to Thomas Hunter and Della Rainwater Garner. He retired as principal of the Carroll County Vocational School in Carrollton, Ky. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Ky., where he served as chairman of the deacons and the chairman of the budget committee. He previously served on the Carroll County Memorial Hospital Board and the West Carroll Water District. He was a former member of the Carroll County Jaycees.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Colyer Garner; three daughters, Melodie Conway of Prospect, Ky., Angela Hoskins of Louisville, Ky. and Christi Unker of La Grange, Ky.; two brothers, Gary Garner and Ray Garner, both of Nancy, Ky.; one sister, Sue Sims of Nashville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Ky. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton, Ky.
Friends may call at the church Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Foundation for the Outpatient Pulmonary Gym, or the Don Garner Scholarship Fund at the First Baptist Church of Carrollton. Contributions can be made through Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky., which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.
Terry J. Kemp, 67, of Madison, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 23, 1949, in Indianapolis, to Ward F. and Donna O. Sedam Kemp. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. She volunteered with Helping Hands in Florida and at the Jefferson County Youth Shelter. She enjoyed dancing.
She is survived by her husband, Mickey Mitidiero, whom she married Aug. 13, 2016; one daughter, Cameron Newhouse of Lansing, Mich.; one sister, Sheila Shaw of Florida; and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Diann Kemp.
Services will be held at a later date.
Lytle Funeral Homes and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.lytlefuneralhomes.com.