Erick Austin

Erick Lee Austin, 32, of Madison, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in North Vernon.

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



John Coons

John Timmons Coons III, 58, of Bedford, Ky., died Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 14, 1959, in Louisville, Ky., to Archie Lynn and JoAnn Blakely Coons. He moved to Hobe Sound, Fla., where he attended Hobe Sound Bible Academy and College. He continued his education at Indian River Community College where he studied law enforcement. He joined the Martin County Sheriff’s office and served as a deputy sheriff from 1980 to 1990. In 1990, he moved to Bedford, Ky., where he worked as a private investigator. In 1992, he opened JT Investigations, which he operated until 2002. He was sworn in as Sheriff of Trimble County in January 2003, and continued to serve the county until his death. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 947 in Milton, Ky. He was also a sworn Deputy U.S. Marshal. He enjoyed playing basketball, riding horses, fishing, boating and riding his motorcycle. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Andrea Howerton Coons; one daughter, Cassandra S. Jaques of Stuart, Fla.; one son, William David Trimm Jr. of Stuart, Fla.; three step-children, Alexandra Lawhorn, Audrey Howerton and Adeline Howerton, all of Bedford, Ky.; his mother of Bedford, Ky.; two sisters, Lynne Coons Cioffi of Florida and Faith Annette Coons Elliott of Pennsylvania; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father.

A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bedford Elementary School. Burial will be in Bedford Cemetery.

Friends may call at the school Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service. A Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the school.

Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Ky. is in charge of arrangements.

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



Norma Croxton

Norma Grace Tevis Croxton, 92, of Madison, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital.

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



James Logsdon

James Edward “Mo” Logsdon, 62, of Madison, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at The Waters of Clifty Falls.

He was born Dec. 9, 1954, in Madison, to Francis and Marjorie Anderson Logsdon. He resided all of his life and attended school in Jefferson County. He was in the Army from 1972 to 1974, serving as a private in the 101st Airborne. He was employed with Koehler Tire Company and retired after 21 years of service. He was an avid fisherman.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Lynn Evans Logsdon of Dupont, whom he married May 25, 1980; his companion of 30 years, Patricia Rose of Madison; two sons, James Logsdon of Madison and Michael Logsdon of Branchville; one daughter, Sarah Logsdon of Madison; two brothers, Frank Logsdon of Bedford, Ky. and John Logsdon of Carrollton, Ky.; three sisters, Regina Powell of Deputy, Anna Logsdon of New Albany and Mary Ritchie of Madison; six grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Amy Logsdon, who died 1981; his father; and his mother.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. A final salute will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Paynesville. 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 James Logsdon Memorial Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Renzie Powell Sr.


Renzie M. Powell Sr., 91, of Switzerland County, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

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



Mary Schaum

Mary Frances Schaum, 95, of Carrollton, Ky., died Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 4, 1922, in Trimble County, Ky., to Stanley F. Sr. and Mary Cotton Stockdale. She moved to Carrollton, Ky. at the age of five and later graduated from Carrollton High School. She was a retired assembler from Grote Industries. She enjoyed arts, crafts, quilting and raising flowers. She also enjoyed caring for her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons, Larry Schaum of Bowling Green, Ky. and Ronnie Schaum of Carrollton, Ky.; one daughter, Frances Ann Kelley of Sparta, Ky.; one brother, Delmar Stockdale of Carrollton, Ky.; three sisters, Margaret Inderhees of Burlington, Ky., Louise Fitzpatrick of Lexington, Ky. and Della Jennings of San Antonio, Texas; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Schaum Jr.; her parents; two brothers, Stanley F. “Bud” Stockdale Jr. and Lawrence Stockdale; two sisters, Emma Jean Cossairt and an infant; and one great-grandson.

No services are planned.

Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky. is in charge of arrangements.

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



Leah Snyder


Leah Rill Luckett Snyder, 100, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Miami, Fla.

She was born Jan. 4, 1917, in Milton, Ky., to Joseph L. and Rinnie Mat Fisher Luckett. She lived in Louisville, Ky., Winston-Salem, N.,C. and Plantation, Fla.

She is survived by two daughters, Leah Kinnaird of Miami, Fla. and Cara Snyder of Dallas, Texas; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Milton Snyder, whom she married in 1938, and who died in 2001.

Friends may call at noon Sunday at Lytle Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Wood Oakley Chapel in Milton, Ky. Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Ky.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Community Christian Church in Tamarac, Fla. or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Marvin Wise Sr.

Marvin G. Wise Sr., 62, of Hanover, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Hanover.

He was born Oct. 27, 1954, in New Castle, to William Marvin and Mary Louise Cooper Towery. He served in the Marine Corps. He was a foreman for Miller Pipeline, and owned and operated Banner Transportation at the Jefferson Proving Ground. He was a member of the former Eagles Lodge. He enjoyed playing slots on the computer and being a jokester.

He is survived by his wife, Rita F. McCarty Wise, whom he married Dec. 3, 2001; three daughters, Carrie Ray of Greensburg, Connie New of Hanover and Michelle Newby of Bedford, Ky.; three sons, Marvin G. Wise Jr. of Columbus, and Jeremy Romans and Jason Romans, both of Madison; two sisters, Mary Wise of Hanover and Cindy Cull of Madison; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bob Wise and James Roscoe Towery; and one sister, Wyona Wise.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lytle Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Vail Chapel. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Heart Association. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.