William Barnes

William George “Billy” Barnes, 76, of Vevay, Indiana, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at his home.

He was born Sept. 10, 1943 in Cincinnati, to Charles H. Barnes and Mary Elizabeth Batchelor Hamby-Boldery. He was raised in Switzerland County, attended school there and was employed for Randall Textron in Vevay for 25 years. He was married to Linda Levell, was a member of the Grants Creek Baptist Church since 1969 and always hitchhiked to services. He lived all of his life in the Switzerland County community, enjoyed helping others, potluck dinners, drinking coffee, telling stories and joking around. He also loved collecting metal and tools and junking and trading the metal.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Ann Hopper of Vevay; a nephew, Terry Wayne Hopper of Vevay; a great-nephew, Christopher Wayne Hopper of Madison, Indiana; and his church family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-fathers, Rote B. Hamby and Harry Leroy Boldery; and his brothers, Charles Howard Barnes and Robert Walter Benjamin “Bobby” Hamby.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at the Grants Creek Baptist Church near Rising Sun, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery in Vevay. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service on Monday at the church..

Memorial contributions may be made to the Billy Barnes Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Cards are available at the funeral home or online, www.haskellandmorrison.com

Tyler Cooley

Tyler Elvin Lee Cooley, 18, of Hanover, Indiana, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in a car accident at the intersection of S.R. 256 and Thompson Road near Kent. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Brooklyn James

Brooklyn B. James, 19, of Madison, Indiana, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in a car accident at the intersection of S.R. 256 and Thompson Road near Kent. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Mary Gourley

Mary Margaret Facemire Gourley, 70, of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at her home.

She was born April 12, 1949, in Madison, to Frank William “Bob” and Anna Ruth Land Facemire. She was a 1967 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School and attended Sullivan Business College in Louisville for a year. She was a clerical worker in social services at the Madison State Hospital from 1968 to 1977 when she became a homemaker to care for her children and home. She was an active member of North Madison Baptist Church, serving as Sunday School teacher and working on many committees, and was a member of the American Baptist Women’s group, serving as a past president. She enjoyed camping, playing cards, her church work and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Richard H. Gourley of Madison; a daughter, Krista L. Clifton of Madison; a son, Joshua K. Gourley of Madison; and five grandchildren, three step grandchildren and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Jennifer Lynn Facemire, in November 1962. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Canaan, Indiana. Friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

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

Robert Middleton

Robert D. “Bob” Middleton, 89, of Scottsburg, Indiana, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

He was born Oct. 3, 1930, in Lexington, Indiana, to Dewey Francis Middleton and Eva P. Hall Middleton. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1948 and was a retired maintenance superintendent for Indiana Kentucky Electric Corporation in Madison, Indiana, where he worked for 39 years. He was a member of the Scottsburg Presbyterian Church, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and volunteered at the Lexington Historical Society for many years. He enjoyed woodworking in his shop, fishing, hunting and gardening.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Owen Middleton; two sons, Jeff Middleton of Francisco, Indiana, and Mark Middleton of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Betty Lou Barnard and Norma Jean Hall.

The funeral service is noon Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Interment will be in Lexington Cemetery. Visitation is 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be given to the Presbyterian Church or the Lexington Historical Society c/o the funeral home. Online condolences, www.collinsfuneralhome.net

Janet Moore

Janet Elaine Michaletz Moore, 79, of Madison, Indiana, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at the Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.

She was born Oct. 21, 1940, in Kewaunee, Wisconsin, to Frank Edward Jr. and Linda Schmidt Michaletz. She grew up in Kewaunee County and graduated from high school in 1959. She moved to Madison in 1979 from Mt. Vernon, Iowa, and was employed with Madison State Hospital as an attendant for 23 years. She shared a companionship with William “Bill” Charles Moore since the 1980s and they were married June 6, 2002 in Carrollton, Kentucky. After retiring she worked as a greeter at Madison Walmart for 10 years, enjoyed her animals, loved gardening, shopping and raising flowers.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Randall Jacquart of Seattle and Terry Jacquart of Madison; one daughter, Michelle Vessel of Deputy, Indiana; two brothers, Lee Michaletz of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Gene Michaletz of Kewaunee; and six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The funeral service is 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Friends may visit from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Mildred Thomas

Mildred June Paugh Vayhinger Thomas, 99, of Madison, Indiana, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at the Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.

She was born May 14, 1920, in Jennings County, Indiana, to Frank H. and Allie Dale Jolley Paugh. She was a 1938 graduate of North Madison High School, a homemaker and worked part-time in the high school cafeteria. In 1972, she started working as a clerk at Clifty Falls State Park and then transferred to the Indiana Highway Department where she worked until retiring in 1986. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church since 1944 and attended the United Methodist Ladies organization, the Women of the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765, the Madison VFW Post No. 1969 Auxiliary and was an active volunteer in the Jefferson County Republican Party. She loved dancing, enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cross-stitching and quilting, was an avid Euchre player and was always involved in her community and going to all of the senior dances.

She married Charles Albert Vayhinger on Feb. 28, 1939, in Madison, and they had two sons and a daughter. He died in 1986. She then married William “Bud” Thomas in 1989 and he died in 2000.

Survivors include two sons, Jack Vayhinger of Lawrenceville, Illinois, and Phil Vayhinger of Leesburg, Florida; one daughter, Sandra Vanderburg of Chesterfield, Michigan; a stepdaughter, Janet Darnold of Madison, and three grandsons, two granddaughters, eight step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 11 step-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, brother Clyde and infant brother Cecil Paugh, and sisters, Letha Barton, Edith McCarter, Alta Nicklaus, Eva Tilley, Helen Schoenemann and Ethel Carey.

The funeral service is 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at the Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Madison. Interment will follow in the Hebron Cemetery near Madison. Friends may visit from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison and Monday from noon until time of the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

Gertrude Voris

Gertrude Hughes Voris, 76, of Vevay, Indiana, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born May 2, 1943, in Trimble County, Kentucky, to Theodore J. “Ted” and Mary Jo Meadows Hughes. She grew up in Switzerland County and was a 1961 graduate of Vevay High School. She attended classes at Ivy Tech in Madison, Indiana, to become a book keeper. She was employed by US Shoe Factory in Vevay for 38 years and by Dorman Products in Warsaw, Kentucky, for 10 years. She worked as a dishwasher for Dan’s Marina Restaurant in Warsaw. She was a member of Cross Plains Church of Christ in Cross Plains, Indiana, and lived all of her life in the Switzerland County community. She enjoyed reading and crocheting.

Survivors include two sons, Glenn Voris of East Enterprise, Indiana, and Michael Voris of Versailles, Indiana; two daughters, Mary Skagg of Vevay and Kelly Fitzner of Appomattox, Virginia; two brothers, Wayne Hughes of Rising Sun, Indiana and Nathan Hughes of Vevay; two sisters, Margaret Stegemiller of Rising Sun and Mildred Fleek of North Vernon, Indiana, and 15 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death her parents; by her husband, Donald William Voris; and a brother, Ralph Hughes.

The funeral service is 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at the Cross Plains Church of Christ. Interment will follow in the Salem Cemetery at Cross Plains. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cross Plains Church of Christ. Cards are available at the funeral home or online, www.haskellandmorrison.com