Mary Cannon

Mary Kathleen Mahoney Cannon, 67, of Carrollton, Ky., died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Ky.

She was born March 27, 1946, in New Liberty, Ky., to George Leonard and Josie Dell Davis Mahoney. She worked for Rocketwood Woodworking Factory in Charlestown, the Conn Organ Factory in Madison and at the Bee-Hive Assisted Living Center in Carrollton, Ky. She had been baptized and attended Cove Hill Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son, Leonard Ray Cannon of Carrollton, Ky.; two sisters, Rosie Lee Mack of Madison and Mae Dell Proctor of Carrollton, Ky.; one brother, Richard Calvin Mahoney of Carrollton, Ky.; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray N. Cannon, whom she married in September 1963, and who died Feb. 14, 2009; her parents; and one brother, George Alfred Mahoney, who died April 29, 2013.

A family gathering will be held at a later date. Cremation was chosen.

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

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



Donald Corya

Donald Wayne Corya, 66, of Deputy, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

He was born Dec. 18, 1946, in Commiskey, to Eldo C. and Dorothy L. Simmons Corya. He was a 1965 graduate of North Vernon High School and had attended Deputy High School for three years. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was a welder for 33 years with Williamson in Madison. He was also a farmer. He was a member of Centerville Baptist Church in Jennings County. He enjoyed gardening, antique cars, old farm tractors, and hunting for arrowheads and mushrooms.

He is survived by his three sons, Joe Corya of Scipio, Scott Corya of Paris Crossing and Les Corya of Deputy; one daughter, Donna Johnson of Paris Crossing; his mother of North Vernon; two brothers, Mike Corya and Mark Corya, both of Commiskey; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Peacock Corya, whom he married March 12, 1966, and who died Jan. 5, 2013; his father; and one brother, Robert Corya.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon. Burial will be in Coffee Creek Christian Church Cemetery in Paris Crossing.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service.

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



Helen Crum

Helen LaVerne Crum, 79, of Madison, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at The Waters of Clifty Falls.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Funeral Chapel.



Wiley Ferguson

Wiley E. "Red" Ferguson, 80, of Madison, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Madison.

He was born Jan. 25, 1933, in Madison, to Virgil and Dorothy Sullender Ferguson. He resided all of his life and attended school in Madison. He served in the Air Force. He was truck driver all of his life and began his career at Indiana Kentucky Electric Corp. He had driven for Miami Freight, Thompson Glass Dairy, White Star Bus Lines and retired after 25 years of service with OK Trucking. He also drove a school bus for Madison Consolidated Schools. He was of the Protestant faith. He enjoyed watching his grandson and going out to dinner with family and friends especially to Ponderosa. He was a fan of NASCAR, and country and bluegrass music, especially George Jones.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy M. Hyatt Ferguson, whom he married Sept. 21, 1956; one son, Bobby Ferguson of Madison; one brother, Glen Roy Ferguson of Medina, Tenn.; one grandson; one stepgrandson; one stepgreat-grandson; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Donnie Ferguson; and one sister, Judy Maddex.

All services will be private. Burial is in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Dylan Ferguson College Fund. Contributions can be made through the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, which is in charge of arrangements.

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



Mary Furnish

Mary Lou Bovard Furnish, 86, of Vevay, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born Aug. 15, 1927, in East Enterprise, to Raymond and Carrie Kuhlman Bovard. She was a 1945 graduate of Vevay High School and attended Michigan State University. She graduated from the Marendle Beauty College in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was employed as a lab technician at Lawrenceburg Penicillin Plant. She taught Head Start at the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay from 1970 to 1980. She also worked part-time at the Florence Post Office and Furnish Footwear in Vevay. She was baptized in September 1941 and joined the New Liberty Baptist Church. In 1952, she became a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay, where she was recognized by the Switzerland Baptist Youth when she taught the youth class. She also served as treasurer of the church and Sunday school superintendent. She and her husband enjoyed fishing, playing shuffleboard games and spending time with each other during the winter on Lake Okeechobee in Florida. She also enjoyed walking, swimming and gardening.

She is survived by one son, Taylor Furnish of Sparr, Fla.; two daughters, Teresa Jo McClanahan of Lexington, Ky., and Carol Sue Furnish of Highland Heights, Ky.; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Welch "Bob" Furnish, whom she married Sept. 10, 1946, and who died Jan. 10, 2011; her parents; three sisters, Hazel Jenkins, Melzena Buchanan and Norma Lee Sherman; and three brothers, Kenneth Bovard, Stow Bovard and Verle Bovard.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Community Foundation of Switzerland County or the Switzerland Baptist Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



James Kitchens

James Rollon "Jim" "Buck" Kitchens, 78, of Florence, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

He was born April 28, 1935, in Lake City, Ark., to William Clarence and Rua Marie Branson Kitchens. He was raised in Lake City, Ark., until he was a teenager and later moved to Noblesville in 1953. He was a 1955 graduate of Noblesville High School. He retired in 1985 from quality control for General Motors in Anderson, after 30 years of service. He owned and operated Bee-J Auto Body Shop in Noblesville from 1970 to 1995. He was a member of the United Auto Worker Local 662 in Anderson. He resided the past 18 years in Florence. He enjoyed restoring cars and collecting antiques.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Rose Shugart Kitchens, whom he married Aug. 2, 1974; two sons, Jeffrey James Kitchens of Florence, and Shannon Dean Kitchens of Indianapolis; one stepdaughter, Robin Stephanie White of Salem; three stepsons, Robert Steven Rich of Clayton, Scott Holden Rich of Pendleton and Mark Glenn Rich of Grapevine, Texas; one brother, William Wayne Kitchens of Sebring, Fla.; one sister, Shirley Gill of Trafalgar; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Florence Cemetery. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Alex McClain

Alex Omer McClain, 78, of Versailles, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Versailles.

He was born March 5, 1935, in Versailles, to Jesse V. and Goldie McClain. He was raised and attended school in Ripley County. He served in the Army from July 3, 1953, to June 23, 1956, rising to the rank of Private Second Class during the Korean War. He received several service awards. He worked for many years with Cummins Engine Co. in Columbus. When he lived in California and Texas, he had worked for Louis and Rail. He was a member of the Church of God in Lamonte, Calif., and Versailles Post 173 of the American Legion. He enjoyed traveling. He returned to Ripley County and resided there the past three years.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ramona A. Gelvin McClain; three sons, Kenneth McClain of Butlerville, Charles W. Smith of Illinois and William Smith of California; eight daughters, Mary Ann Borders of Rexville, Helen Ferrell of Cross Plains, Karen McClain of Jefferson, Texas, Connie McClain of Madison, and Ruth Smith, Connie Smith, Ruth Ellen Smith and Edith Smith, all of California; 29 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Carl McClain, who died Sept. 6, 2013; his parents; three brothers, Ivan McClain, Alva McClain and Gordon McClain; four sisters, Geneva Bales, Emma Negangard, Imogene Perkins and Leah Illg; and one grandson.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grandview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel. Burial will be in Shelby Cemetery near Versailles. Military honors will be conducted graveside by Versailles Post 173 of the American Legion.

Friends may call at the chapel Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Disabled American Veterans. Contribution cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, which is in charge of arrangements.

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



Emma

Montgomery


Emma Jean Bennett Montgomery, 83, of Madison, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

She was born Sept. 17, 1930, in Madison, to Henry A. "Bud" and Stella Thevenow Bennett. She resided all of her life in Madison and was a 1949 graduate of Madison High School. She graduated with a secretarial degree from the Bryant Stratton Business College in Louisville, Ky. She enjoyed working and began working at the early age of 14 as a candy striper at the King's Daughters' Hospital. She worked with the Jefferson Proving Ground in Madison as a secretary and with the Census Bureau as a secretary for a total of 10 years. She then became a service representative for the next 28 years with the Social Security Administration Madison Office. After retirement she worked at the Jefferson County Clerk's Office for eight years and the Jefferson County Treasurer's Office. She helped at Morrow's Tobacco Warehouse during the selling season and for the past 12 years served as the head cashier at Goodwill. She was a member of the Madison Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed helping anyone in need and giving back to the community. She also enjoyed reading and watching Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.

She is survived by one daughter, Terri Brunner of Madison; one son, Michael B. Montgomery of Madison; one stepdaughter, Ruth Ann Canfield of Madison; two sisters, Mary Lou Hill of Madison and Carolyn Colpetzer of Fort Wayne; three grandchildren; five step grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several stepgreat-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Merle "Penn" Montgomery, whom she married Oct. 15, 1955, and who died in 1996; her father; her mother; and her stepmother, Libby Baird Bennett, who died July 16, 2011.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Madison Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Madison Presbyterian Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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