Russell Ashbrook

Russell G. Ashbrook, 84, of Hanover, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville.

He was born Jan. 20, 1925, the son of Tolbert and Lela Brockman Ashbrook. He was raised in Vincennes and was a graduate of both Vincennes High School and Vincennes University. He also attended Wayne State University in Michigan. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He worked for the Indiana State Board of Accounts for over 33 years, retiring as a filed supervisor. He was a member, elder, former treasurer, trustee and choir member of Madison Presbyterian Church. He was a former member of the Madison Rotary Club.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Hooker Ashbrook of Hanover; one son, Mark Hooker Ashbrook; one daughter, Kenda Louise Marsh of Hanover; four grandchildren; one step grandson; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, John Jackson, Walter Jackson and Tolbert Eldon Ashbrook; and four sisters, Mary Tolsen, Hilma McGee, Loretta Booker Luther and Mabel O'Hair.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Madison Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.

Friends may call at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. and at the church Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service.

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

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

Charles Emery

Charles Wayne Emery, 56, of Rising Sun, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at his residence.

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

James Foster

James W. "Jim" Foster, 80, of Hanover, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 23, 1929, in Bon Ayr, Ky., the son of Almon and Irene Gray Foster. He lived most of his adult life in Jefferson County. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was the manager of Volz Chevrolet from the early 1950s through 1969. He began Foster Construction in 1968 and merged with Mike Prickett in 1974. The construction company then became Foster-Prickett Construction. He retired from the business in 1978. He then got back in the car business, selling cars until he retired from Craig Buick Pontiac & Toyota in Madison. In his spare time he enjoyed golf. He was a member of Hanover Masonic Lodge No. 652 F. & A.M., the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis and Hanover United Methodist Church.

He is survived by one son, James Michael Foster of Miami, Fla.; one daughter, Patti Nivens of Woodstown, N.J.; two sisters, Mae Nelle Deveny of Lexington, Ky., and Barbara Crosetti of Brevard, N.C.; three grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice Young Foster, whom he married Dec. 7, 1971, and who died Feb. 18, 2008; his parents; and one brother, Paul Foster, who died in 1967.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens. Full military honors will be conducted graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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

Victor Hitz

Victor F. Hitz, 89, of Versailles, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville.

He was born March 22, 1920, in North Madison, the son of Frazier and Emma Reiman Hitz. He was a 1940 graduate of North Madison High School. He attended Hanover College and Indiana University, and graduated from the Tommy Bright School of Floral Design in Indianapolis. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and was featured in "Stars and Stripes" magazine after he and two other men in his division shot down a low-flying German observation plane with their pistols and captured the pilot after he landed nearby. His military honors included seven bronze stars. He and his wife owned and operated Hitz Greenhouse in Versailles from 1947 to 1978. He was a member of Tyson United Methodist Church, Versailles American Legion, Versailles Masonic Lodge and the Indianapolis Valley of the Scottish Rite. He was a former member and fire chief of the Versailles Fire Department, the Tyson Fund Board and the Tyson Library Board.

He is survived by one daughter, Gail Deatherage of Warsaw, Ky.; one son, Fred Hitz of Muncie; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Barringer Hitz, whom he married Oct. 24, 1946, and who died Nov. 30, 1997; his parents; and one brother, Frazier Hitz.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery at Madison. Full military honors will be conducted graveside by the Versailles American Legion.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Versailles Fire Department or the Versailles American Legion. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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

Alexis Jackson

Alexis Gail Jackson, newborn daughter of Mark Anthony and Erin Holly Gail McClurg Jackson, died Sept. 20, 2009, nine minutes after she was born at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was born prematurely.

She is survived by her parents of Vevay; two brothers, Keegan Ray and Gabriel Jackson, both of Vevay; one sister, Kortni Ray of Vevay; her grandparents, Shelby and Lois Jackson of Madison, Keith Christman of Madison and Gaye Christman of Milton, Ky.; her great-grandparents, Bill and Wanda Christman of Destin, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Walter E. and Mary Helen Ackerman Backus, and Cephus and Fema Riley Jackson.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Canaan.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the family. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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

Eileen Meyer

Eileen V. Gallagher Meyer, 89, of Dayton, Ohio, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at the Sanctuary at Wilmington Place.

She was a parishioner at The Church of the Holy Angels, where she was a member of the Leisure Club, and was a former parishioner at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church. She had retired from the newborn nursery at Miami Valley Hospital.

She is survived by six children, the Rev. Thomas E. Meyer of Kettering, Ohio, Robert M. Meyer of Loveland, Ohio, James P. Meyer of Lake Leland, Mich., Richard C. Meyer of Dayton, Ohio, Mary Ann Bennett of Madison and Joseph W. Meyer, of Dayton, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Robert T. Meyer, who died in 2003; her parents, Everett and Hazel Goodburn Gallagher; and one brother, Robert Gallagher.

The mass of Christian burial will be at noon Wednesday at The Church of the Holy Angels, 2181 K Street, Dayton, Ohio. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Tobias Funeral Home-Far Hills Chapel, 5471 Far Hills Ave. at Rahn Road. Prayers will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Holy Angels Grade School Tuition Assistance Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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

William Morgan

William Kenneth Morgan, 82, of Madison, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

He was born Feb. 7, 1927, in Trimble County, Ky., the son of Cecil and Leola Ogden Morgan. He retired from the Williamson Heater Co. He enjoyed playing music, fishing and watching NASCAR racing. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

He is survived by one son, Ron Morgan of Madison; one step son, Ricky McIntire of Kentucky; two brothers, Vonnie Morgan of Columbus and Eugene Morgan of Seymour; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nannie Morgan, who died in 2005; and one infant brother.

The funeral will be at 12 p.m. Friday at Wood-Oakley Funeral Home in Milton, Ky. Burial will be in Moffett Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted graveside.

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

Jerry Osborne

Jerry Burgess Osborne, 57, of Madison, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at his residence.

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

Carolyn Sentell

Carolyn J. Sentell, 65, of Madison, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

She was born Sept. 17, 1944, in Madison, the daughter of Fred "Rack" and Carley Stoner Davis. She was a graduate of Central High School. She retired as chef for the Key West Shrimp House and the former 307 Saloon and Eating Establishment, Main Grill and the Nex-Door Lounge. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Madison. She enjoyed bingo, video games, crocheting, visiting with family and friends, and her dogs and cat.

She is survived by two daughters, Veronica Moore of Madison and Tonetta Campton of Hanover; three sons, Timothy M. Davis, Clarence L. Sentell and James R. Sentell, all of Madison; three sisters, Norma Weber of Bedford, Ky., June Lewellyn of Carrollton, Ky., and Alma Hedgepeth of Madison; two brothers, Duke Davis of Petersburg and Ruben Davis of Madison; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Sentell, whom she married Sept. 1, 1967, and who died in 1997; her parents; two sisters, Ellen Stephens and Anna Perry; and two brothers, Kiser Davis and Fred Davis Jr.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call at the church Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society. Contribution cards are available at the church and at Lytle Funeral Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.

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