James Cornett

James H. "Jimmy" Cornett, 65, of Madison, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 28, 1948, in Milan, to Ransom and Cleat Mae Homan Cornett. He was a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War. He received the Meritorious Mast and several service awards. He was a member of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1969.

He is survived by one sister, Carol Cornett Brosius of Sherrodsville, Ohio; one niece; one nephew; two great-nieces; and two great-great-nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Military honors will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at 11 a.m. Monday at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery chapel.

Vail Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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



Tommy Cyrus

Tommy Cyrus, 76, of Madison, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at The Waters of Clifty Falls.

He was born Dec. 3, 1937, in Painstville, Ky., to Minnie Bell Cyrus. He had resided in the Madison community since the age of 13. He was a general laborer most of his life until he became disabled. He enjoyed playing the guitar, the harmonica, singing country music, fishing, telling jokes and telling stories about Hazard, Ky. He also enjoyed his CB Radio and used the handle "Fisherman." He was baptized by Frank McGee of North Madison Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Marksberry Cyrus, whom he married Dec. 8, 1988; seven daughters, Mary Ethel Morris of Madison, Michelle Jean Fox of Indianapolis, Connie Cyrus Yount of Hanover, Melinda Kluvers of Valley City, N.D., Patty Leochler of Madison, Melissa Bonn of North Dakota and Peggy Gaitan of Hanover; one sister, Frances Conners of Euclid, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives

He was preceded in death by his mother; his uncles that raised him, Ivan Cyrus and Henry "Gid" Cyrus; and twin sisters.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Tommy Cyrus Memorial Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Katheryn Hodge

Katheryn Hodge, 92, of Madison, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Hickory Creek at Madison.

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



J.C. Rowe

J. C. Rowe, 78, of Hanover, formerly of Madison, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Hanover Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born April 23, 1935, in Saylersville, Ky., to Charlie and Mattie Back Rowe. He was raised in and graduated from school in the Saylersville, Ky. community. He then attended Eastern Kentucky State College. He served in the Army from Dec. 1958 to March 1960, rising to the rank of Private First Class. He lived in the Madison community for 39 years. He was employed with Reliance Electric in Madison for 35 years. He worked early in life as a logger and hauling coal. He was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed raccoon hunting and horses. He was a member of the Clifty Creek Saddle Club and had helped found the organization. He was also a member of the Clifty Swinger's Square Dancers.

He is survived by his wife, Janice June Halcomb Rowe, whom he married Aug. 19, 1960; one son, Ian Rowe of Madison; two daughters, Aloda Hendren and Martha Leffew, both of Madison; two brothers, Harlan Rowe and Hanson Rowe, both of Saylersville, Ky.; three sisters, Reita Hoenigman of Sandusky, Ohio, Wanda Mullins of Florida and Ellave Holbrooks of Castellia, Ohio; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Charlie D. Rowe and Rollie B. Rowe; and one sister, Martha Ellen Moore.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted in the cemetery chapel by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until the service. A final salute will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Alzheimer's research or Point of Grace Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



John Stoner

John Robert "Bobby" Stoner, 67, of North Vernon, died Tuesday, March 24, 2014, at his residence.

He was born May 18, 1946, in Madison, to William Irvin and Sara Virginia Hill Stoner. He was a 1964 graduate of North Vernon High School. He then briefly attended Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky. He spent 10 years as a carrier and clerk for the North Vernon branch of the United States Postal Service before going into home construction with Roger Greer. He later worked in sales with Lee's Ready Mix and Prudential Insurance. Prior to retirement in 2009, he worked for his brother at Poolguard in North Vernon. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Vernon. He was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed his family and church.

He is survived by his wife Susan Jane "Susie" Johnson Stoner, whom he married Aug. 14, 1965; two children, J. Trent Stoner of Nashville, Tenn. and Stacey Thacker of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Merle Stoner of North Vernon; twin sister, Beverly Bowers of Noblesville; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of North Vernon. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery.

Friends may call at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home in North Vernon Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society or to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.

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