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Obituaries - November 8, 2013
Friday, November 08, 2013 10:00 AM
Christopher Evan "Chris" Alsop, 58, of Stanton, Calif., formerly of Madison, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 28, 1954, in Indianapolis, to Helm Porter and Vercie Wentworth Alsop. He was raised in Madison and attended both Madison Consolidated and Southwestern high schools. He served in the Army from April 6, 1972, to March 20, 1978, rising to the rank of Specialist Four, serving Company A 63rd Armored First Infantry Division during the Vietnam War. During his service he was alos a member of the Army Reserves. He attended Indiana University Southeast. He worked as an electrician with the Madison State Hospital from 1978 to 1980, before moving to California. He was employed for nearly 30 years with R.C. Abato Electric Company in Orange County, Calif. He enjoyed sports and politics.
He is survived by four sons, Grant Keller, Michael Cole, Eric Alsop and Joshua Alsop; his stepmother, Ora Acre Alsop; one sister, Pamela Alsop Sandoz; two stepbrothers, Charles Acre and David Acre; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Brandon Keller; his father; his mother; one brother, Larry Alsop; and one aunt.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Shelby Cemetery near Versailles. Military honors will be conducted graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion
A final salute will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at the funeral home. A celebration of life will follow the graveside ceremony at the Riverboat Inn.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Evergreen Hospice Care Inc. 17215 Studebaker Toad, Suite 100, Cerritos, CA 90703. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Helen Hatfield Dean, 83, of Vevay, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Vail Funeral Chapel.
Ronald Eugene Siebenthal, 75, of Dinwiddie County, Va., died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 14, 1938, in Madison, to Orris Siebenthal and Marjorie Schwartz Shingleton. After serving in the Air Force, he began a career with the government which lasted for more than 30 years. He retired from Fort Lee in 1992. He was a Mason for 51 years and was a member of Dinwiddie Lodge 136 A.F. & A.M.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Katherine Siebenthal; one son, Shawn O. Siebenthal of Dinwiddie, Va.; one daughter, Shellie Kaye Davis of McKenney, Va.; one sister, Joann Rillera of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A private memorial service will be held.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Smyrna Baptist Church, 18971 Carson Road, Dinwiddie, VA 23841.
Online condolences can be sent at www.jtmorriss.com.
Graham Taylor Jr.
Graham C. Taylor Jr., 81, of Madison, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Hickory Creek of Madison.
He was born March 7, 1932, in Madison, to Graham C. Sr. and Clara Keller Taylor. He resided all of his life in Madison and was a 1949 graduate of Madison High School. He served as sports editor of the school paper The Madisonian and staff member of the "MAHISCO" yearbook in 1949. He joined the Army in 1952 and rose to the rank of Sergeant First Class, serving in the Second Infantry Division during the Korean War. He was discharged from the Reserves on Nov. 1, 1960. He was a retired radio and newspaper journalist. He was employed as the sports and news director with WORX Radio in Madison for 12 years. In 1965, he began working at The Madison Courier, serving as sports editor for 18 years. He was later promoted to the position of managing editor, a position he held for 14 years, retiring in 1997. He was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and Fair Play Fire Co. 1. He was a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Madison. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Madison Elks Lodge 524, Madison Moose Lodge 765, the Indiana Broadcasters Association and the Hoosier State Press Association. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, earning the rank of Eagle Scout. He was also named Hoosier Hills Council Scout of the Year in 1946. He was a board member of the Madison Riverfront Development Committee. He was a member of Madison Regatta Inc., serving as president of the Madison Gold Cup Race in 1979, race chairman of the 1980 Madison Gold Cup Race, media chairman from 1971 to 1992 and official race starter for 2007 Madison Courier Firecracker 10K Walk/Run. He received the Council of Sagamore of the Wabash Award in 1997 from Indiana Gov. Frank O'Bannon and the Kentucky Colonel Commission Award in 1975 from Kentucky Gov. Julian M. Carroll. He received the "Madison Magnificent Award" from Madison Mayor Al Huntington in 1997, the Virgil Sweet Service Award from the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association in 2004, the Indiana High School Athletic Association Distinguished Service Award for Media Coverage in 1987 and Media Coverage Honors from 1951 to 1981 in The Madison Courierarea Award from area coaches and fans. He also received numerous awards for coverage of Unlimited Hydroplane Racing, including three Writer of the Year Awards from the Unlimited Racing Association. He was chosen to be an associate director for the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980. He was an avid sports fan, and enjoyed watching sports and reading about sports. He was a fan of Indiana University basketball and Cincinnati Reds baseball.
He is survived by one daughter, Carol A. Taylor of Madison; and 15 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Madeline Ruth Marshall Taylor, whom he married Oct. 15, 1955, and who died April 6, 2006; his parents; and one sister, Henrietta Elizabeth Taylor, who died Dec. 29, 2003.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Catholic Chapel, 305 W. State St. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Friends may call at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday. The rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Madison Riverfront Development or Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
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