Tom Chilton

Tom Chilton, 81, of Madison, Indiana, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at the Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.

He was born Sept. 14, 1938, in Austin, Indiana, to Isaac S. and Freida Lavette Lichlyter Chilton and grew up in Austin where he was a 1956 graduate of Austin High School.

He led Austin High School basketball in both scoring and rebounding under Hall of Fame coach Ray Green and the school later retired his No. 12 uniform. He was named 1956 Louisville Courier-Journal All-State and received a four-year basketball scholarship to East Tennessee State University to become the first college graduate in his family. At East Tennessee State he was named All American in basketball in 1961, All Ohio Valley Conference in 1959, 1960 and 1961, First Team Ohio Valley Conference and to the league’s All-Time Basketball team. He held the school record for career points with 1,801, most points in a season at 771 and most points in a game at 52. His 26.1 points per game average is still a record at the school as is his most-points scored in a game.

He led the Ohio Valley Conference in scoring and rebounds and was selected as a Converse All American in 1961 when he was second in the nation in scoring and 10th in the nation in rebounding. He was drafted by the NBA’s St. Louis Hawks and played exhibition games as a rookie until he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He served two years, including during the Berlin Wall and was a member of the Army basketball team. He was honorably discharged and remained in the reserves two more years.

He was inducted into the East Tennessee State University Athletic Hall of Fame and his number 42 jersey was retired.

In 2011 He was named “Outstanding Alumni” by the Austin Alumni Association and in 2014 he was inducted in the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

After his playing career, he had received a bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State and a master’s from Indiana University in Education, leading to a long career in teaching and coaching at Jennings County, Dupont and Madison Consolidated Schools. During his 35-year career as a teacher and coach at Madison he taught drivers education, health education and physical education, including summer schools. He moved to Madison in 1977 and purchased and operated the Pine Lodge Motel until his death. He also owned Tom’s Gun Shop for 20 years

After retirement he enjoyed memberships and clubs such as the Indiana Retired Teachers Association, Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association, East Tennessee State University Alumni, Austin Alumni Association, IU Alumni Club, the Barber Shop Club, and the Mike’s Grill Club. He also loved tinkering and fixing things, collecting guns, watching sports and being with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Judith “Judy” Gayle Noblin Chilton of Madison; three daughters, Cathy Chilton of Madison, Cara Chilton Patton of Mishawaka, Indiana and Celinda Chilton Fulling of Terre Haute, Indiana; three grandchildren, a niece and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Chan Thomas Chilton; one sister, Betty Jean Fleenor, and two brothers, William “Bill” M. Chilton and Carl Isaac “Junior” Chilton.

Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with interment to follow in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home. His family welcomes visitors to wear their favorite basketball apparel.

A final salute will be conducted on Friday at 5:30 p.m. by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion with full honors to follow at the graveside.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Chan Chilton Memorial Scholarship with the Madison Jefferson County Community Foundation. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

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Nora Davidson

Nora Ann Hall Davidson, 68, of Hanover, Indiana, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville.

She was born Aug. 3, 1951, in Madison, Indiana, to James and Delores Taylor Hall. She graduated from Shawe Memorial High School in 1969 and obtained an administrative secretarial degree from Ivy Tech Community College in 1988. She was employed by the Dattilo Law Office for the past 30 years as the office secretary. She enjoyed Friday night dinners with her friends and family game nights, spending time in her rock garden, decorating her home for the holidays and the company of her Chinese Crested dog, Little Bit.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Dale Davidson; one son, Chris Davidson of Lexington, Indiana; one sister, Norma Luke of Glasgow, Kentucky, and eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a step-daughter, Melissa Shifflett; one brother, Johnny Taylor; two sisters, Harriet Chandler and Faye Seaton, and her maltese, Ted.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Hanover Chapel with interment in the New Prospect Cemetery near Hanover.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter or the New Prospect Cemetery. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

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Kathleen Wallace

Kathleen C. Craigmyle Wallace, 91, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Tuesday, Oct, 1, 2019, at the Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

She was born Oct. 5, 1927, at Gest in Henry County, Kentucky, to Richard P. Craigmyle and Lou Price Sullivan Craigmyle. She was a housewife and mother most of her life, but she also helped her husband farm, raising tobacco and other crops. She was a Methodist and enjoyed sewing, cooking, playing the piano and gardening.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Wallace of Campbellsburg, Kentucky and Albert Lee Wallace Jr. of Carrollton; two daughters, Norma May of Wauseon, Ohio, and Martha Rabourn of Turners Station, Kentucky; 10 grandchildren and several great- and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert L. Wallace Sr.; one son, Charles Wallace; four brothers Richard Craigmyle Jr., Charles Craigmyle, William Craigmyle and Roy Craigmyle and one sister, Fannie Belle Craigmyle Hamilton.

Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton with burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Carrollton. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the English Baptist Church in care of Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home.