Mary Gray

Mary E. Sandifar Gray, 89, of Anadarko, Okla., formerly of Madison and Athens, Tenn., died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Hospice Quality Care in Midwest City, Okla.

She was born Jan. 21, 1925, in Madison, to Chester W. and Annie L. Stewart Sandifar. She was raised in Jefferson County and was a 1943 graduate of Central High School on Ryker's Ridge. She was a graduate of the Indiana Business College in Columbus, with a degree in business and bookkeeping. She worked as a bookkeeper for Wesbecker Implements in downtown Madison. She later was employed as a clerical worker for the David R. Webb Co. in Edinburgh. She then served as the bookkeeper for the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin. She had resided in Athens, Tenn., and was a member of the Pond Hill Baptist Church. She was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star Franklin Chapter 109. She resided in Anadarko, Okla., for the past 12 years and was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. She enjoyed her friends and classmates of the Central High School Alumni. She also enjoyed fishing, working in her garden, raising flowers, and knitting and sharing what she made.

She is survived by one daughter, Diane M. Goombi of Anadarko, Okla.; two sisters, Martha Shadday of Madison and Helen Gregory of Manchester, Tenn.; one brother, Bob Sandifar of Metamora; one grandson; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Dean Gray, whom she married Jan. 3, 1953, and who died Nov. 5, 2001; her parents; four brothers, George Sandifar, Chester Sandifar Jr., Gaylor Sandifar and Elmer Sandifar; and one sister, Alma Nelson Kendall.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery near Madison.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Monday from noon until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Westfork Baptist Church or Bethel Baptist Church of Anadarko, Okla. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Carroll Hackett

Carroll Thomas Hackett, 90, of Sanders, Ky., died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Frankfort, Ky.

He was born March 31, 1923, in Trimble County, Ky., to Hubert Sr. and Ethel Richmond Hackett. He served in the Army Air Corps. He was retired from the United States Postal Service and was a farmer. He was of the Christian faith. He was a member of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Board of Directors and the Beef Cattle Association.

He is survived by one daughter, Carole Bond Hackett of Frankfort, Ky.; two sisters, Joan Young of Carrollton, Ky., and Betty Jean Tomlinson of Worthville, Ky.; one brother, Hubert Hackett Jr. of Carrollton, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elois Bond Hackett; and his parents.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the 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 5 to 8 p.m.

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



John Moorman

John Meinrad Moorman, 86, of Carrollton, Ky., died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

He was born Feb. 11, 1928, in Carrollton, Ky., to Frank and Helen Framme Moorman. He served in the Army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean Conflict. He began his career as a bag boy and retired as manager of the Kroger store in Carrollton, Ky. He was a former member of the Carrollton Kiwanis Club. He retired in 1993 after 51 years of service with the Kroger Company. He was a fourth-generation member of St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Vivian Keith Rice Moorman; one daughter, Krista Hunt of St. Louis, Mo.; three sons, Kerry Moorman of Smith's Grove, Ky., and Keith Moorman and Kenny Moorman, both of Lexington, Ky.; one sister, Frances Rue of Hamilton, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Elmer Moorman and Maurice Moorman.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John The Evangelist Church in Carrollton, Ky. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. John Catholic Church Youth Group. Contributions can be made through the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky., which is in charge of arrangements.

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



Lawrence Parnell

Lawrence Albert "Larry" Parnell, 69, of East Enterprise, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 24, 1945, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Albert Edward and Bertha May Montgomery Parnell. He was raised in the Cincinnati and attended Taylor High School in North Bend, Ohio. After spending much of his early life in Cincinnati, he moved to Switzerland County in 1986. Early in his career he was a self-employed concrete finisher and was later employed with the Town of Vevay, working in maintenance for the Paul Ogle Riverfront Park and the Vevay Cemetery. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his cousin, gardening and working outside.

He is survived by his wife, Diana Marie Crosby Parnell, whom he married Nov. 8, 1976; four sons, Larry B. Parnell of Cleves, Ohio, Nick E. Parnell of Bright, Anthony R. Parnell of West Harrison, Ohio, and Donald J. Sears of Cleves, Ohio; three daughters, Melissa D. Gray of Cleves, Ohio, Heather M. Hayes of Vevay and Milynda K. Queen of East Enterprise; six sisters, Patricia A. Parnell of West Harrison, Ohio, Deborah K. Cox of Bright, Linda L. Phelps of Indianapolis, Theresa L. Schuman of Moores Hill, Darla Sue Miller of Bennington and Annette M. Parnell of Lawrenceburg; three brothers, Elmer R. Parnell of Cincinnati, Ohio, Terry L. Parnell of Harrodsburg, Ky., and Mitchell G. Parnell of Miamitown, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery.

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 a charity of the donor's choice. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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