Nicholas Austin

Nicholas David "Nick" Austin, 22, of Lexington, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.

He was born April 2, 1989, in Leesville, La., the son of Ben and Judy Marcelle Lunsford. He resided most of his life in Jefferson County. He was a 2008 graduate of Southwestern High School, where he had participated in basketball and wrestling. As a youth he enjoyed 4-H, Boy Scouts, and attending the Lide White Boys & Girls Club. He was a member of Open Door Baptist Church in Deputy. He had been an assistant supervisor at Enkei in Walesboro. In his spare time he enjoyed four-wheeling, wrestling, having fun rapping, and socializing with his friends and family.

He is survived by his fiancee, Savannah Mikesell of Madison; one daughter, Karma Austin of Madison; his parents, of Lexington; six brothers, Robbie Madden of Lexington, Ky., and Mickey Goins, Justin Ryan Austin, Derek Alan Austin, Joseph Goins and Jacob Goins, all of Lexington; two sisters, Crystal Bugg of Harrodsburg, Ky., and Kayla Davis of Charlestown; his grandmothers, Shirley Marcelle of Lexington and Mae Lunsford of Richmond, Ky.; his great-grandmother, Minnie Mae Austin of Paris Crossing; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, David Marcelle and Marion "Whitey" Lunsford; his great-grandfather, Henry Austin; one uncle; and one cousin.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Kent Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service.

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

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



Anna Bales

Anna Elizabeth Bales, 78, of Madison, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

She was born Aug. 14, 1933, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Oscar T. and Lillian Bramwell Harmon. She formerly worked at the Charlestown Ammunition Plant and Grote Industries. She enjoyed her dogs.

She is survived by one daughter, Joy Ann Bales of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; one sister, Alma E. Dillow of New Washington; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Bales, who died in 2004, and James Bales, who died in September 2009; and her parents.

Cremation was chosen. A private scattering service will be at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Contribution cards are available at Vail-Holt Funeral and Cremation Service, which is in charge of arrangements.

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



Mitchell Drake

Mitchell Glen Drake, 65, of Bennington, died Monday, March 5, 2012, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.



Wayne Elston

Wayne Elston, 72, of Madison, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

He was born Nov. 5, 1939, in Jefferson County, the son of Gertrude Baxter Elston. His grandparents, Lafayette and Minnie Baxter, helped to raise him as well. He resided all of his life in Jefferson County and was a 1957 graduate of Central High School, where he played basketball and baseball. He grew up on the family farm and helped raise the tobacco and the cattle near Canaan. He worked for 35 years at Reliance Electric, retiring as an industrial engineer. He enjoyed farming, fishing, traveling and Indiana University basketball.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia A. Thomas Elston, whom he married March 31, 1962; one daughter, Beth Elston McIlvain of Madison; one son, Gary Wayne Elston of Madison; three sisters, Maxine Moderau of Hanover, and Marlene Linkmeyer and Rosalind Harrell, both of Madison; five grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his mother; one brother, Gerald Elston; his grandparents; and one niece.

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 1:30 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Canaan Volunteer Fire Department or the Salem Cemetery Association. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Nancy Jackson

Nancy Carol Potter Jackson, 70, of Lexington, near Chelsea, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at her residence from injuries sustained during a tornado.

She was born Feb. 6, 1942, in Madison, the daughter of Thomas C. and Frances Reed Potter. She was raised in Madison and had lived in the Chelsea community for 53 years. She enjoyed being a farmer's wife and working in the Southwestern Elementary School cafeteria for 10 years. She also treasured being able to baby-sit her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching soap operas, reading books, her cats and collecting angels. She was raised in St. John's United Church of God and had attended Mount Zion United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Cari Lynn Jackson of Lexington; one son, David M. Jackson of Dillsboro; one brother, Thomas Arthur Potter of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Teri Bentz of Madison; three grandchildren; two step grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one step great-granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Terry Michael Jackson, whom she married July 25, 1959, and who also died March 2, 2012; her parents; and one great-grandson, Daylynn Terry Jackson, who also died March 2, 2012.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the North Madison Christian Church. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery near Chelsea.

Friends may call at the church Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Daylynn Terry Jackson Memorial Fund. Contribution cards are available at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, which is in charge of arrangements.

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



Terry Jackson

Terry Michael Jackson, 70, of Lexington, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at his residence from injuries sustained during a tornado.

He was born July 2, 1941, in Jefferson County, the son of Andrew and Freda Roberts Jackson. He resided all of his life in the Chelsea community. He played basketball for Saluda High School and in 1960 graduated in the first graduating class from Southwestern High School after the school merged. He was a farmer all of his life and raised cattle, corn and soybeans. He was a partner in the Jackson Brothers Farms with his brother, Snake, and his wife, Lucy. He enjoyed riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles and in his early years was a member of the Roadside Angels and later in life the Harley Owners Group (HOG). He was a Saluda Township trustee for several years.

He is survived by one daughter, Cari Lynn Jackson of Lexington; one son, David M. Jackson of Dillsboro; one sister, Shirley A. Auxier of California; two brothers, Burlyn Jackson of Madison and Ronald "Blackie" Jackson of Greenwood; three grandchildren; two step grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one step great-granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Carol Potter Jackson, whom he married July 25, 1959, and who also died March 2, 2012; his father, who died in 1981; his mother, who died in 1975; four brothers, Lloyd Jackson, George Jackson, Millis "Snake" Jackson and Boyce "Pooge" Jackson; two sisters, Hildreth Cleffman and Roseann Bibbs; and one great-grandson, Daylynn Terry Jackson, who also died March 2, 2012.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at North Madison Christian Church. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery near Chelsea.

Friends may call at the church Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Daylynn Terry Jackson Memorial Fund. Contribution cards are available at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, which is in charge of arrangements.

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



Ann Pommerehn

C. Ann Pommerehn, 63, of Madison, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, in Madison.

She was born Jan. 24, 1949, in Madison, the daughter of James E. Jr. and Lucille Furnish Pommerehn. She was raised in Pleasant and was a 1967 graduate of Vevay High School. She received her master's degree from Indiana State University. She taught school at St. Mary's Catholic School in North Vernon. She was an accomplished musician in a variety of musical instruments. She was a member of the Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter 407.

She is survived by one sister, Jeanne A. Jones of Madison; one niece; one nephew; one great-niece; one uncle; and two cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents, George Sanford and Martha Ricter Furnish, and James E. Sr. and Charus Peters Pommerehn; two aunts; and two uncles.

A graveside service and burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay on Thursday from noon until 12:45 p.m. A special service will be conducted by the Bennington Order of the Eastern Star 407 at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter or the Switzerland County Animal Shelter. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Richard Turner

Richard Allen Turner, 67, of Columbus, died Monday, March 5, 2012, at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

He was born April 27, 1944, in Hanover, the son of Roy Emmett and Mina Catherine King Turner. He was self-employed in the auto salvage business, retiring in 2007. He had previously worked for 10 years at Cummins Engine Co. in Columbus. He was a member of Columbus Moose Lodge, Columbus Eagles Lodge and Nineveh Lodge 317 F. & A.M. He enjoyed race cars, collecting clowns, playing cards and going to yard sales and flea markets.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine Coryea Fox Turner, whom he married Aug. 26, 2004; his mother and step father, Mina and Grahm Firth of Madison; one son, Thomas Fox of Columbus; two daughters, Cathy Walters of Madison and Kisha Broaddus of Nicholasville, Ky.;  five brothers, Danny Turner, Denny Horine, Jerry Horine, Dale Horine and Gale Horine, all of Madison; four sisters, Linda Shimfessel, Wanda Thacker, Beverly Harrison and Sylvia Crandel, all of Madison; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service. A Masonic memorial services will be conducted by members of Nineveh Masonic Lodge 317 at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Heart Association or Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Samuel Sauley

Samuel A. "Sam" Sauley, 73, of Madison, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

He was born Jan. 3, 1939, in Jefferson County, the son of Albert and Eleanor Wolf Sauley. He was raised in Jefferson County and attended Hanover High School. He retired after 42 years with the U.S. Shoe Corp. in Madison, where he had been a supervisor. He also co-owned and operated, with his wife, the Broadway Antique Mall for 18 years. He also owned S & P Builders for eight years and built homes. He was a member of North Madison Christian Church and Madison Moose Lodge No. 765. He was a past member of the Hanover Fire Department, Ryker's Ridge Fire Department and the Washington Fire Company. He also had been an officer for the Shoe Factory Credit Union. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing, traveling, raising vegetables, playing cards, building and designing.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis J. McDonald Sauley, whom he married Aug. 30, 1957; two sons, Richard "Rick" Sauley and Steve Sauley, both of Madison; one daughter, Christi Sauley-Kernen of Madison; two sisters, Ruth Ann Demaree of Madison and Barbara Ott of Lexington, Ky.; six grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to North Madison Christian Church. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Aleta Simpson

Aleta M. Simpson, 78, of Scottsburg, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Scott Villa Living Center in Scottsburg.

She was born Jan. 10, 1934, in Commiskey, the daughter of Robert and Gertrude Congleton. She was a graduate of Madison High School. She was formerly employed at the old Shoppers Mart and the Sunshine House, both in Scottsburg, and as a teachers assistant for Madison Consolidated Schools. She attended Unity Church in Louisville, Ky.

She is survived by one son, "Jay Allan" Simpson of Scottsburg; one brother, Wayne L. Congleton of Walnut, Calif., and one granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dana J. Simpson, who died Feb. 28, 1996; one brother, Robert Carl Congleton; and one sister, Ilea Newman.

The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Cremation was chosen. Interment will be private in Scottsburg Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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