Obituaries - March 7, 2017
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 3:00 PM
David Ray “Buck” Buchanan, 51, of Madison, died Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
He was born July 4, 1965, in Oceanside, Calif., to David Nathan and Susan Marie Anderson Buchanan. Buck had resided in Madison since the age of two and was a 1983 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He was employed as a masonry specialist with M & H Masonry for 17 years. He was a member of Jefferson Post 9 Sons of the American Legion and Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1969 Auxiliary. He enjoyed fishing, playing poker, playing cards, painting, cooking, golf, NASCAR, Indiana University basketball and the Indianapolis Colts. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Michelle Thur Buchanan, whom he married Nov. 7, 2015; three step children, Lenea Rios of Fort Bliss, Texas, Geran Thur of Louisville, Ky. and Brian J. Broad of Indianapolis; his mother and step father, Susan Marie Anderson Horton and Charlie Horton of Madison;
two sisters, Shawnie Bruther of Madison and Julia Spegal of Hanover; one half sister, Heather Harle of Greenwood; one half brother, Shane Buchanan of Miami, Fla.; three step brothers, Charles Horton Jr. of Severn, Md., Carter Horton of Madison and Jason Horton of Indianapolis; 10 aunts and uncles; five nieces and nephews; one great-nephew; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, who died June 3, 2002; and his grandparents, Raymond L. and Helen P. Buchanan, David B. Anderson, and Herbert and Fern Tucker Anderson Moreland.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the David “Buck” Buchanan Remembrance Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Selma Jean Leep Fisher, 85, of Indianapolis, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis.
She was born July 7, 1931, in Madison, to Raymond and Alice Dowell Leep. She was a 1949 graduate of Dupont High School. She was employed with Indianapolis Public Schools, beginning at T.C. Howe High School in 1973 and spending several years downtown in the Public Relations Department. She later worked with the IPS Education Foundation, retiring in 1996.
She is survived by two children, Carolyn Jeffries of Greenwood and Luanne Fairchild of Indianapolis; one sister, Nina Geisler of Madison; one brother, Graham Leep of Scottsburg; one half-brother, Doug Holwager; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy H. Fisher, whom she married June 9, 1956, and who died Nov. 4, 2012; her father, who died June 21, 1951; her mother, Alice L. Dowell Leep Holwager, who died Sept. 4, 1997; and one brother, William C. Leep, who died June 21, 2016.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Flanner and Buchanan Washington Park East in Indianapolis. Entombment will be in Washington Park East Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from noon until the service.
Online condolences can be sent at www.flannerbuchanan.com.
Carl Melvin Furnish, 87, of Madison, died Monday March 6, 2017, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital.
He was born Jan. 22, 1930, in Madison, to Dennis F. and Jane Carson Furnish. He graduated from Central High School in 1948. He was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. He worked at the Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation from 1957 to 1991, retiring as a supervisor after 34 years of service. He was a Sunday School superintendent at Wirt Baptist Church, and later became a member of First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed the Indianapolis Colts, the outdoors, yard work, gardening, and sitting in his swing watching the animals and birds.
He is survived by two daughters, Carol Sue Roberts of Madison and Linda McCollum of Chesapeake, Va.; one son, Mark Allan Furnish of Bloomington; six grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Aneta C. Wehner Furnish, whom he married June 1, 1952, and who died Jan. 14, 2017; his father, who died April 20, 1970; his mother, who died Nov. 6, 1957; and two brothers, Dennis “Randy” Furnish, died in 2003 and David Carson Furnish, died December 5, 2015.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Bayless Cemetery.
Friends may call at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the church Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to First Baptist Church or the Gideons International Memorial Bible Plan. Contributions can be made through the funeral home or at the church.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Darrell Lloyd, 75, of Sanders, Ky., died Monday, March 6, 2017, at Signature Healthcare in Carrollton.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky.
Joseph Henry “Joe” Martin, 74, of Carrollton, Ky., died Sunday, March 5, 2017, at University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital in Lexington, Ky.
He was born May 23, 1942, in Crossville, Tenn., to Neal and Fannie Carruthers Martin. He and his wife owned J & N Electronics in Carrollton, Ky. He was a farmer and also worked as a heavy equipment operator. He was the oldest member of Pomona Baptist Church in Crossville, Tenn. He attended Cove Hill Baptist Church in Carrollton, Ky. He enjoyed collecting tractors and farm equipment.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Collett Martin of Carrollton, Ky.; two sons, Scott Martin and Steven Martin, both of Carrollton, Ky.; two daughters, Sandi Jones of Crossville, Tenn. and Anna Martin of Carrollton, Ky.; one sister, Catherine Lewis of Crossville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Wanda Martin.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cove Hill Baptist Church in Carrollton, Ky. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton, Ky.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Westside Fire Department or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky. is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.
Douglas A. Nixon, 60, of Madison, died Sunday, March 5, 2017, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital.
He was born Jan. 12, 1957, in Milan, to Vearl A. and Mary E. Pergram Nixon. He was a self-employed painter. He moved to Madison from North Vernon in 2004.
He is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Preston, of Lexington, Ky.; his mother of Madison; two sisters, Myra Nixon and Mary Jane Irons, both of Madison; three brothers, William M. Nixon and John D. Nixon, both of Bedford, Ky., and Vearl A. Nixon Jr. of Madison; one step-brother, Billy Seal of Ohio; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, who died Oct. 31, 2014; and two step-brothers, Robert R. Seal and Timmy D. Seal.
No services are planned.
Lytle Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.lytlefuneralhomes.com.
Dale Romans, 87, of Vevay, died Monday, March 6, 2017, at Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Louisville, Ky.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.
Edward David “Ed” Schmidlap, 65, of Madison, was found dead Monday, March 6, 2017, at his residence.
He was born June 2, 1951, in Madison, to Glen Edward and Fredalynne Xaundra “Fredi” Daubenbis Schmidlap. He was raised in Madison and was a 1969 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He was united in marriage to Janice L. Shutters on Oct. 10, 1970. He was in the Navy for 12 years and served as a submarine radioman, retiring in 1992. While in the Navy he received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University. He moved back to Madison in 1992 and began a career as a unit operator assistant with Kentucky Utilities working at the Ghent Plant. He enjoyed hard work, spelunking, hiking, the outdoors and tinkering with electronics. He was a ham radio operator and a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church.
He is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Lynn Schmidlap Cockerham of Salem; two sisters, Anne Marie Schmidlap Gibson and Ruth Elizabeth Schmidlap Willis, both of Madison; two brothers, John Frederick Schmidlap of Jacksonville, Fla. and Roger Paul Schmidlap of Madison; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, who died March 28, 1990; and his mother, who died April 20, 2005.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. A final salute will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion in the cemetery chapel.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday from noon until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Jefferson County Youth Shelter. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Norman Shane Stethen, 51, of Bedford, Ky., died Friday, March 3, 2017, at Baptist Health Northeast in LaGrange, Ky.
He was born June 2, 1965, in Carrollton, Ky., to Norman Joe and Margaret Louise Hall Stethen. He was a Trimble County High School graduate. He enjoyed fishing on the farm with his father when he was younger, and spending time with his daughter. He was a member of Bedford Baptist Church.
He is survived by one daughter Michaela Jo Stethen of Carrollton, Ky.; and the mother of his daughter, Susan Wainscott of Carrollton, Ky.
He preceded in death by his parents; and one step-brother, Mark D. Banta.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Ky. Burial will be in Bedford, Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 10 a.m. until the service.
Online condolences can be sent at www.ransdellfuneral.com.
Betty Jean Wagner, 82, of Hanover, died Saturday March 4, 2017, at Hanover Nursing Center.
She was born Aug. 14, 1934, in Bedford, Ky., to Lucien and Minnie Hiles Jackson.
She is survived by her husband, William Wagner; one son William DeWitt Tingle of Madison; two step-daughters Debra M. Fields and Dianna L. Freese, both of Columbus; one sister, Dorothy Leatherman; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hanover Baptist Church.
Friends may call at the church Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the service.
Grayson Funeral Home in Hanover is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.