Murray Alford

Murray Lee Alford, 56, of Madison, Indiana, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

He was born Aug. 20, 1962, in Anderson, Indiana, to Jon C. and Sandy Baltimore Alford. He grew up in Pendleton, Indiana, and was a 1980 graduate of Pendleton Heights High School. He attended Lincoln Tech in Indianapolis and received an associate degree. He was an auto technician and had lived in Madison since 1996. He had worked as a mechanic for Chandler Chevrolet, Miller Automotive and Mike’s Garage. He held membership in Falls City Christian Church in Madison. He loved hunting, fishing, gardening, enjoyed tinkering on about anything, being outdoors, and had a great sense of humor. He was a devoted husband, loving dad, brother, son, and pappy.

He is survived by his wife, Janet “Jan” Clements Alford, of Madison; one daughter, Janelle Alford Smith of Madison; his parents; one brother, Mark Alford of West Lafayette, Indiana; one sister, Patty Darling of Hebron, Kentucky; one granddaughter; several nephews and nieces, cousins and other relatives.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery near Moorefield, Indiana.

Visitation will be Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Murray Alford Remembrance Fund, Jefferson County Animal Shelter or the Falls City Christian Church. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

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Raymond Burlew

Raymond R. Burlew, 57, of Hanover, Indiana, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at the Hanover Health and Rehab Center.

He was born Jan. 19, 1962, in Toledo, Ohio. He was the son of Richard M. and Alice Pilaszewski Burlew. He moved to Madison in 1993 from Canton, Ohio, and began working for Meese Inc. He retired because of health reasons in 2013 as a shipping coordinator. He formerly was a member of the Canaan Volunteer Fire Department and the Madison Moose Lodge.

He is survived by one son, LCpl. Dakota Burlew, stationed with the U.S. Marine Corps at the Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown, Virginia; one daughter, Heather Burlew of Hanover; two brothers; three sisters; and one granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents and biological mother, Tamara Lewis.

Memorial services will be at a later date and will be announced.

Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, 117 Holt Drive, Madison, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Lissie Shepherd

Lissie Kay Roaden Shepherd, 63, of Versailles, Indiana, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at her home.

She was born Sept. 1, 1955, in Corbin, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Burl and Bessie Roaden Combs. She grew up in Corbin, New Mexico and Cincinnati. She was of the Baptist faith and dearly loved her daugher and grandchildren. She lived 30 years in Cincinnati and worked at Victory Plating, from which she retired. She had resided the past two years in the Versailles community.

She is survived by one daughter, Lissie Lawson of Versailles; four grandchildren; three sisters, Sherry White of Corbin, Kentucky, Jackie Napier of Walton, Kentucky, and Linda Trosper of Versailles, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bob Hale; her mother, Bessie Roaden Combs; her stepfather who helped raise her, Burl Combs; her husband, Garry Lawson, and two brothers, Jerry Trosper and Gary Combs.

Her wishes were to be cremated and her life celebrated by her family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lissie Shepherd Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

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Alice Walston

Alice Jean Burris Walston, 84, of Vevay, Indiana, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, at the Majestic Care of Avon in Avon, Indiana.

She was born Aug. 15, 1934, in Indianapolis, to Frank Herbert and Sarah Alice Copeland Burris. She grew up in Aurora, Indiana, where she attended Aurora High School. She was a clerk for Unwiller Hardware Store in Vevay, Indiana, for two years. In 1985, Alice was a qualified nursing assistant for the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana, where she retired after 11 years. She was a member of the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church in Quercus Grove, Indiana. She lived in the Patriot community for several years and for 34 years in the Vevay community. She was a homemaker and enjoyed reading her Bible and working on word-search puzzles. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by five children, Vanessa Ritchie of Camby, Indiana, Valerie Sloan of Rising Sun, Indiana, Mae O’Day of Roanoke, Virginia, Michael “Mike” Walston of Roanoke, Virginia, and Amy Peelman of East Enterprise, Indiana; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Halbert Lawrence Walston; five brothers, Glenn George, Frank Jerome, Jack Lawrence, Joe and James Howard “Jimmy” Burris and one sister, Sylvia Ann Goff.

Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, in Vevay.

Interment will follow in the Eastview Cemetery in Patriot.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Evelyn West

Evelyn Waynne Leadley West, 84, of Florence, Indiana, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.

She was born April 23, 1935. in Oakland, California. She grew up in Oakland and graduated from high school there. She later earned a bachelor’s degree in English. She lived in Florida for a short period of time and then in Puerto Rico from 1970 to 1981. She had lived in Switzerland County near Florence since 1981.

She is survived by her one son, Marcus West of San Antonio, Texas, and two grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Hall Leadley; her mother, Ruby Pearson Leadley; her husband, Billy Carlton West; one son, Christopher Martin West; and one sister, Lelia Ernest,

Her request was to be cremated and her ashes scattered in Half Moon Bay.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

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