Braylen Collins

Braylen Scott Collins was born prematurely at 30 weeks gestation, Saturday, April 20, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison to Delena Rae Collins and Brandon Scott Goldsmith. His expected date of birth was to be June 27, 2019.

He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Gabrielle McCoy of Indianapolis, and Jesselynn Goldsmith of Madison; his paternal grandfather, Steven Goldsmith of Madison; his paternal grandparents, Wendy and Don Bentley of Madison; his maternal grandmother, Deborah Collins of Campbellsburg, Indiana; his paternal great-grandmothers, Mary Goldsmith of Madison and Freida Jerrell of Missouri; three aunts; one uncle; one nephew; and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Joe Collins Sr.

Arrangements are private.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Braylen Goldsmith Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

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

Danny Gorrell

Danny Lee Gorrell, 71, of Madison, died Monday, April 22, 2019, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital emergency room after collapsing at the firehouse.

He was born June 6, 1947, in Rushville, Indiana, to Allyn Dale and Mary Louise Riffey Gorrell. He grew up in Rushville and graduated from high school there in 1966. He was inducted into the United States Army where he rose to the rank of Corporal during the Vietnam War. He served 16 months in Thailand and was honorably discharged. In 1968 he was united in marriage to Kathy Adams. This union was blessed with daughters, Lisa and Lori and a son, Tracey. He worked for several years at Brogan Chevrolet and Cas Casteel Chevrolet as a mechanic and as a psychiatric attendant with the Madison State Hospital. In June he married Vickie Sue Osborne and this union was blessed with triplets, Julie, Jennifer, and Joanna. He retired from Lowe’s Distribution in North Vernon after 18 years of service. His last marriage was to Teresa Layton and he was blessed to help raise a step-daughter, Katrina. He was a firefighter at heart and served at the Washington Fire Company No. 2 in downtown Madison and later at the North Madison Volunteer Fire Company No. 5. He enjoyed being around the firehouse daily, going to Walmart, being at the L&L Karaoke Lounge drinking his diet Mountain Dew, watching NASCAR, dirt-track racing and Colts Football.

He is survived by his companion, Linda Reeves of Dupont, Indiana; his daughters, Lisa Elaine Mumphrey of Columbus, Indiana, Lori Ann Jay of Austin, Arkansas, Julia Dian Henderson and Jennifer Marie Gourley, both of Madison, and Joanna Sue Hadden of Lexington, Indiana; a son, Tracey Lee Gorrell of Lexington; a step-daughter Katrina Layton of Carrollton, Kentucky; a brother, Lynn Gorrell of Indianapolis; 14 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and a stepgreat-great-granddaughter and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 2 p.m., at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, in Madison. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road in Madison.

Friends may visit Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon until the time of service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana.

A fireman’s service will be conducted Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

A final salute will be conducted Saturday by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion with full military honors to follow at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the North Madison Volunteer Fire Company No. 5. Cards are available at the funeral homes. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

Cynthia Johnson-Miner

Cynthia Ann Johnson-Miner, 66, of Madison died Sunday, April 21, 2019, at her home.

She was born Sept. 1, 1952, in Chicago, to Harold C. and Eleanor C. Gent Johnson. She and her husband, Steve lived in Addison, Illinois, where she was the assistant director of Transportation at Naperville School District 203 for eight years. She also enjoyed volunteering at Marklund Hyde Center and was a member of Willow Creek Church in Wheaton. In 2012, they moved to Madison, where they became partners at North Madison Christian Church and enjoyed spending time with their “Madison friends.” She also enjoyed fishing, reading, looking at model homes and spending time with her grandbabies.

She is survived by her husband, Steve D. Miner, of Madison; two sons, Adam Ristich of Villa Park, Illinois, and James Michael Fabian of Round Lake, Illinois; one sister, Roberta Misturak of Grays Lake, Illinois; one brother, Lawrence Johnson of Sun City Center, Florida; three grandchildren; one nephew and two nieces.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert “Robbie” Ristich; and her parents.

No formal services are planned at this time.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Marklund Hyde Center. Contributions may be made at any of the Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service locations.

Online condolences can be sent at lytlewelty.com

Linda Massie

Linda Susan Massie, 68, of North Vernon, Indiana, formerly of Madison, died Monday, April 22, 2019, at Lake Pointe Village in Scottsburg, Indiana.

She was born March 26, 1951, in Madison, to Charles Samuel and Charlotte Wanda Sue Bear Hyden. She began her career as a certified nursing assistant at Hanover Nursing Center and later provided in-home care. She also worked at U.S. Shoe Factory and was a homemaker. She was a member of Daughters of the American Legion and she enjoyed watching TV, computer games and taking care of her chihuahuas, Buddy and Duke.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Eugene Massie of North Vernon; three daughters, Tina Fergison and Jennifer Massie, both of North Vernon, and Tammy Lewis of Austin, Indiana; her mother and stepfather, Charlotte and Freddie Carlisle; one sister, Brenda Charline Adams of Deputy, Indiana; one brother, Donnie Hyden of Splinter Ridge, Indiana; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild who is expected to arrive in September 2019.

She was preceded in death by her father; three brothers: Charles Hyden, David Hyden and Garmen Carlisle; one sister: Norma Carlisle; and two granddaughters.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Linda Massie Memorial Fund. Contributions may be made at any of the funeral home locations.

Online condolences can be sent at lytlewelty.com

Rodger Rodick

Rodger Jay Rodick, 92, of Bloomington, Indiana, died Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Gentry Park Assisted Living Community in Bloomington.

He was born Feb. 25, 1927, in Quincy, Massachusetts, to Edwin H. and Lydia Beatrice Eckel Rodick. He lived his formative years in Brooklyn, New York, and enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps upon graduating from high school in 1945. His military career spanned the period from 1945 until 1974 and he attained the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4. His duty stations included the Security Detachment, American Embassy in Madrid, Spain, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Brigade in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, 3rd Marine Division in Okinawa, Japan, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Marine Corps Liaison Officer, US Naval Magazine in Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, 1st and 3rd Marine Divisions, Vietnam (Dong Ha, Hue, and Quang Tri); Twenty-Nine Palms, California, and Marine Corps Liaison Officer, US Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Indiana. During his military career, he participated in five major campaigns, which included 16 combat operations. His service was honored by presentation of Navy Commendation Medal with Gold Star, Combat “V” and one star Authorized, Combat Action Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal with two stars, American Campaign Medal, Victory Medal World War II, National Defense Service Medal with one star, Vietnam Service Medal with five stars, Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation Gallantry Cross Color with Palm & Frame, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, Letter of Appreciation, Expert Rifle Badge and Sharp Shooter Pistol Badge. He retired from U.S. Marine Corps in July 1974. He worked for 10 years for Indiana University after his retirement from the military.

He was a gun enthusiast, excellent marksman and master gunsmith. He was a member of American Single Shot Rifle Association and the American Legion.

He is survived by three daughters, Leslie K. Morgan of Clear Lake, Iowa, Pamela A. Eversole of Madison, and Tracy D. Bruce of Austell, Georgia; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne L. Jones Rodick, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. (central time) Monday, May 6, 2019, at Meek’s Cemetery in Princeton, Kentucky.

Arrangements are being coordinated between Powell and Deckers Funeral Chapel of Bloomington and Morgan’s Funeral Home of Princeton.

Carole Sloan

Carole Sloan, 80, of Madison died Monday, April 22, 2019, at Franciscan Hospice House in Indianapolis. Arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Main Street Chapel or at lytlewelty.com

Orkey White

Orkey Young White, 86, of Dayton, Ohio, died Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at The Waters of Batesville in Batesville, Indiana.

She was born July 11, 1932, in Hazard, Kentucky, to Alton Elwood and Ida Mae Ritchie Young. She grew up in Hazard and attended Carr Creek School in Vicco, Kentucky. She worked on the assembly line and in housekeeping for General Motors in Dayton, Ohio, retiring in 1997, after 20 years. She will be remembered for her love of traveling and playing Bingo.

She is survived by her husband, Edward Ross “Jack” White of Dayton; four daughters, Delores Ann Brooks and Lisa Leann Creager, both of Dayton, Mary Sue Hoffman of St. Leon, Indiana, and Marsha Darlene Laflin of Indianapolis; two sons, Ross Edward White of Amissville, Virginia, and Douglas William White of Stanley, Virginia;

two brothers, Elwood Young of Maysville, Ohio, and Harold Dean Young of Tipp City, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Brian Dewayne White; her parents; one brother, Ollie James Young; two sisters, Thelma King and Charity Bowling; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Vevay Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at haskellandmorrison.com



James Wolfe

James Edward Wolfe, 81, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Tuesday, April 22, 2019, at his home.

He was born April 2, 1938, in Virginia, to Joe and Isbabelle Searcy Wolfe. He had done carpentry work all his life working in the housing industry and built anything that he could imagine with his carpentry skills.

He is survived by his wife, Iris Jewell Johnson Wolfe of Carrollton; two sons, Terry Edward Wolfe and Robert Wayne Wolfe, both of Carrollton; one stepson, Timothy Short of Independence, Kentucky; one stepdaughter, Christel Lewellyn of Ghent, Kentucky; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and 12 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Linda Wolfe Cull and Mary Nell Wolfe Johnson.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Ghent Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service.