David Chandler

David Leroy “Hap” Chandler, 78, of Cross Plains, Indiana, died Saturday, April 27, 2019, at River Terrace Health Campus.

He was born July 27, 1940, on Graham Road near Madison, Indiana. He was the oldest of seven children born to Thurman and Mable McGee Chandler. The family moved to Cross Plains shortly after his birth. He grew up in Cross Plains and was a 1958 graduate of the Cross Plains High School. He attended one year at Ball State University. He moved back to Cross Plains, where he lived the rest of his life. He was a founding member and lifelong member of Laughery Valley Fish and Game Club, a 40-year member of Canaan Masonic Lodge No. 581 F. & A.M. where he secretary. He was chairman of the Democratic Party in Ripley County, Indiana, for seven years. He was a member of the 40 & 8, the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765 for 33 years, the American Legion Post No. 292 for 34 years, a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Post No. 2018 and was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel. In 1960, he began working for the Monsanto Chemical Co. where he spent 35 years in production and as a mechanic. He was vice-president of Local 561 Chemical Workers Union for a number of years. He was baptized and became a member of Salem Christian Church in Cross Plains, now the Cross Plains Church of Christ. He loved his country, community, UK Wildcats and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved buying and selling “articles too numerous” to mention and set up every spring and fall at the Friendship Flea Market for more than 40 years. He had owned the Cross Plains Mill for several years. He believed in strongly and held dear to his heart the family farm. He had always said that he wanted to “live respected and die regretted.”

He is survived by his wife, Anita McCauley Chandler of Cross Plains; one son, Jeff Chandler of Cross Plains; four sisters, Wanda Powell of Tams, Illinois, Judy Cole of Madison, Jean Tipton of Kent, Indiana, and Sharon Turner of Bedford, Kentucky; two brothers, Keith Chandler of Kent, Indiana, and Steve Chandler of Cross Plains; three grandsons; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Timothy David Chandler; and one granddaughter.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cross Plains Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery near Cross Plains.

Visitation will be at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and at the church Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service.

There will be a Masonic service at the funeral home Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. conducted by Canaan Masonic Lodge No. 581 F. & A.M.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Salem Cemetery. Cards are available at the funeral home and the church.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Mickie Edwards

Mickie Edwards, 75, of Madison died Monday, April 29, 2019, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison. Arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Main Street Chapel or at lytlewelty.com

William Ferguson

William “Fergie” Dennis Ferguson, 69, of Milton, Kentucky, died Sunday, April 28, 2019, at his home.

He was born Nov. 6, 1949, in Bridgeport, Illinois, to William Oliver Ferguson and Captolia Mary Craig Ferguson. He retired in 2009 as a welder for the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 440 of Indianapolis, where he moved from Terre Haute Local 157. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a Kentucky Colonel. He enjoyed woodworking, riding his Harley Ultra Classic and loved his boxer, Gus.

He is survived by his wife, Docie C. Freeman Ferguson of Milton; one daughter, Lori Baird of Milton; two sons: Steve Ferguson and Aaron Ferguson, both of Gainesville, Florida; one sister, Sue Trosper of Marietta, Oklahoma; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; two aunts; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel. Burial will follow in Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

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

The U.S. Navy and Major Samuel Woodfill Post #9, American Legion Honor Guard will conduct military honors.

Online condolences can be sent at lytlewelty.com

Mildred Ogburn

Mildred R. Ogburn, 92, of Turners Station, Kentucky, died Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Richwood Nursing and Rehab. in La Grange, Kentucky.

She was born April 28, 1926, in Turners Station, to Jesse Smith and Della Poe Smith. She was a homemaker and, until her late husband’s death 40 years ago, had managed a trailer park in Carrollton with him. She enjoyed working in the flower garden, shopping and going out to eat. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by one brother, Arnold Ray Smith of Turners Station, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvert Ogburn; one son, Terry Ogburn; six brothers, Jesse D. Smith, Paul C. Smith, Hayden Smith, Everett Lee Smith, Oliver Smith and Daniel Smith; three sisters, Kathleen Lewis, Zelma Black and Ollie Garrett Noe.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Louisville.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Marcia Smith Scroggin

Marcia E. Smith Scroggin, 81, of Ponca City, Oklahoma, and formerly of Madison, Indiana, died Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Ponca City Nursing and Rehabilitation. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.