Helen Burns

Helen Louise Burns, 94, of Carrollton, Kentucky and formerly of Ghent, Kentucky, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, at the Fountain Circle Care and Rehabilitation Center in Winchester, Kentucky.

She was born July 7, 1926, in Ghent, to William and Latha Perkins Perkins. She was a long-time member of the Ghent Baptist Church, where she served as the church clerk for 31 years from 1963 to 1994, a homemaker and Past Worthy Matron of the Ghent Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherry E. Lindsay of Worthville, Kentucky and Ladonna S. Foreman of Louisville; three grandchildren, Eric Lindsay of Worthville and Jeanna McGuire and Leah Guilford, both of Louisville; and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leonard Newton Burns; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Snowden; and four brothers, Howard “Jack” Perkins, Harold Perkins, Harry “Buster” Perkins and James Perkins.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of services Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Ghent Masonic Cemetery.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and reopening requirements, funeral home occupancy will be limited to 50% of normal capacity so be prepared for a possible line as occupancy will be monitored. Social distancing requirements will be followed and attendees are asked to wear a face mask.

Arrangements by Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home. Online condolences, www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.

Judy Carter

Judy Ann Smith Carter, 79, of Seymour, Indiana, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, at her home near Seymour.

She was born March 24, 1941, in Raglesville, Indiana, to Robert Russell and Marguerite Nell Sears Smith. She graduated from Odon High School in Odon, Indiana, before moving to Terre Haute, Indiana, in 1959, where she met and married James Edward Carter in 1961. She worked as a medical secretary in Terra Haute for three years and then became a military wife when he joined the US Navy and served a tour of duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis. She lived in Portsmouth, Virginia, until his ship was deployed to the Mediterranean and then returned to Indiana. She joined her husband in Florida and then returned to Indiana when he went to work for Public Service Indiana electric company. In Indiana she lived in Clarksville, Bedford, Vincennes, Rushville, Seymour and Plainfield before retiring to Seymour. In each move she was active in the community and church and loved working with Christian youth groups. She joined the Extension Homemakers in each location and received the “Jane Award for Leadership” at the Purdue University Homemakers State Recognition Day. She continued her education by taking classes in each new town and had studied art when first moving to Seymour and continued painting the rest of her life. She volunteered weekly at the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts since its creation in 1993, received the Hoosier Hospitality Award for Excellence in Hospitality in 2005.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years of Seymour; two sons, Steven Lee Carter of Noblesville, Indiana and Timothy James Carter of Crothersville, Indiana; a sister, Diane Beasley of Odon; a brother, Robert Wade Smith of Greenwood, Indiana; and five grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Nancy Ellen Smith Stickles and Constance Jean Smith Sinclair.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at the Central Christian Church in Seymour. Interment will follow in the Riverview Cemetery in Seymour. Visitation is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until time of services Monday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Schneck Cancer Center in Seymour. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover or at the church. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Wayne Edwards Sr.

Chaplain Lt. Colonel Ellis Wayne Edwards Sr. (Ret. US Army), 77, of Madison, Indiana, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, at his home in Madison.

He was born June 28, 1943, in Cincinnati, to Marvin Laurel and Theresa Jane Scroggins Edwards. He was raised in Hamilton County, Ohio, and graduated from Taft High School in 1961. He attended the Nazarene Theological Seminary and was ordained in 1977. He was inducted into the US Army on Dec. 28, 1961, at Fort Thomas, Kentucky. He rose to Specialist Four serving in the 534th Signal Company 3rd US Army during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged on Dec. 16, 1964 at Fort Benning, Georgia, receiving the Good Conduct Medal. He then transferred to the Reserves and remained in the Indiana National Guard, retiring after 29 years of service as a Chaplain with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He served as a minister for the Nazarene faith for 55 years and had been pastor the past seven years at the Madison First Church of the Nazarene. He had also pastored at Crothersville Nazarene, Laurel Nazarene, Greensfork Nazarene, Haleysburg Nazarene and Vevay Nazarene. While residing in Vevay and Brownstown, he worked as a custodian with the Switzerland County and Brownstown school systems and had driven a school bus. He conducted many veterans funerals and was always willing when asked to do so, even when he was enduring treatments for his cancer. He held membership in the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion, Madison VFW Post 1969, Seymour VFW and the Seymour American Red Cross.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Donna Mae Scudder Edwards, of Madison; his sons, Ellis Wayne Edwards Jr. and Darin Edwards, both of Madison and Michael Edwards of East Enterprise, Indiana; his daughter, Christy Sargent of Seymour, Indiana; his sisters, Alma Grace Paul of Ocala, Florida, Katherine Blevins of Florala, Alabama and Sue Back of Cincinnati; his brother, Darrell Edwards of New Port Richey, Florida; and seven grandchildren, two great granddaughters and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Mitchell Dale Edwards, in 1969; his siblings, Laurel Eugene Edwards, Dale Edwards, Faye McMillan, Lois Bruce and Jane Young; and a granddaughter and grandson.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. until the time of services Sunday at the funeral home.

A final salute will be conducted by Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion Honor Guard at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home with Military Honors to follow at the graveside.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison First Church of the Nazarene. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

David Goble

David Wayne Goble, 59, of Lexington, Indiana, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, Indiana.

He was born Feb. 5, 1961, in Carrollton, Kentucky, to James David Goble and Sara Delano McEndre Goble. He graduated from Madison Consolidated High School, was a former welder for Arvin Sango in Madison, Indiana, and also worked at County Line Logs & Lumber in Lexington. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his friends.

He is survived by a brother, William Howard Goble, of Taft, Oklahoma, and a niece and a nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents and J. Michael Goble.

Cremation was chosen with arrangements entrusted to Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Online condolences, www.collinsfuneralhome.net.

Larry Konkle

Larry E. Konkle, 73, of Madison, Indiana, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehab Center in Vevay, Indiana.

He was born March 23, 1947, in Madison, to Chester and Ruth N. Lee Konkle. He resided nearly all of his life in Jefferson County, Indiana, and graduated in 1965 as valedictorian of the last class of Dupont High School in Dupont, Indiana. He played basketball throughout high school, was raised in the Wirt Baptist Church and was more recently a member of Rykers Ridge Baptist Church. He was inducted into the US Army and served as a medic in Vietnam where he was exposed to Agent Orange. He was honorably discharged, returned home to Indiana and married Bonnie Kay Darnold in 1974. He worked for Reliance Electric as a painter, retiring after 42 years. He enjoyed farming earlier in life as well as gardening, raising flowers and fishing. He loved his dogs and their companionship and was a member of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

Survivors include is wife of 46 years; a brother, Leonard Konkle, of Madison; and his aunts, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dale Edward Konkle.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Rykers Ridge New Cemetery near Madison, Indiana. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

A final salute will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion with full military honors to follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Honor Guard of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Helen Pickett

Helen Dee Pickett, 58, of China, Indiana, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, at Providence Health in New Albany, Indiana.

She was born on Nov. 14, 1961, in Madison, to Lester and Dora Ricketts Lee. She graduated from Madison Consolidated High School and attended Ivy Tech Community College to become a certified nursing assistant. She was a homemaker and a member of the Jefferson County Humane Society. She loved cats and her Chihuahuas, gardening when she could and enjoyed socializing.

Survivors include her children, Christina Mason, Lauren Pickett and Randall Paul, all of Madison; her grandchildren; and a great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Raymond Paul.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel on Madison’s hilltop. Visitation is from noon until time of services Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Helen Pickett Memorial Fund. Contributions may be made at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes or online at www.lytlewelty.com.