James A. Craig

James A. Craig, 90, of Madison, Indiana, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at the Hickory Creek Healthcare of Madison. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.

Brooklyn James

Brooklyn Breshelle James, 19, of Madison, Indiana, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in a car accident near Kent, Indiana.

She was born Sept. 23, 2000, in Madison, to Brian Ulysses and Jackie Kay Demaree James. She resided all of her life in Madison and attended the class of 2020 at Madison Consolidated High School. In school she enjoyed playing basketball and singing in the choir. She had worked for Taco Bell, Royer Corporation, NVIC in North Vernon, and was currently set to begin work at Madison Precision Products. She had attended Brushy Fork Baptist Church and the Ryker’s Ridge Baptist Church. She loved music, hanging out with her friends, cooking, playing basketball and XBox, and was an avid UK fan. She dearly loved her niece, Madelynn “Maddie” Marie Demaree, and enjoyed spending time with her.

Survivors include her parents; a brother, Brandon Jack Demaree of Madison; her maternal grandfather, Jack Demaree of Madison; her paternal grandparents, Ruth and Robert Shipman of Madison; her paternal grandfather, Paul F. James of Florence, Indiana; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Sandra K. “Sandy” Darbro Demaree, on Feb.11, 2011, her paternal grandfather, Norman Patzer.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery near Moorefield, Indiana. Friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Brooklyn James Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

Elijah McGuire

Elijah Jakob “Jake” McGuire, 16, of Vevay, Indiana, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Edward Whitaker

Edward Lee “Hoppy” Whitaker, 75, of Hanover, Indiana, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.

He was born Nov. 28, 1944, in Trimble County Kentucky, to James Robert and Jesse Belle Newby Whitaker. He attended school in Trimble County, was inducted into the U.S. Marine Corp on April 28 1966, and served two tours in Vietnam as a machine gunner, GAP and achieved the rank of Lance Corporal. He was honorably discharged on April 29, 1972, at HCAS, El Toro, Santa Ana, California, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Battle Stars, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, and the Good Conduct Medal. He then farmed for 40 years along with working full time as a brick layer for Richmond Construction and then for U.S. Filter as a welder, painter, and machine operator, retiring after 34 years of service. He was a member of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion, Madison VFW Post No. 1969, and the Moose Lodge No. 765 in Madison. He was an avid card player, enjoyed playing bar bingo, fishing, traveling and Nascar racing. He loved going to different jamborees and listening to country music.

He was married to Donna Jean Sutter Hunger in 1963, Stella Ray McDole Aldridge in 1968 and Dianna Rowlett McQueary in 1992.

Survivors include his daughters, Tina Marie Eaglin of Madison, Veronica Smith of Bedford, Kentucky, Linda Hall of Madison, Lori Taylor of Canaan, Indiana and Lana Adams of Madison; a son, Edward L. Whitaker II of Bedford; a sister, Patty Welch of Carrollton, Kentucky; a brother, James Buster Whitaker of Madison; and three half sisters, Rosalyn Beacraft Hunter and Betty Jean Beacraft Troxell, both of Bedford and Donna Kay Beacraft Hernandez of Brownsville, Texas; and 10 grandchildren,10 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Mary Ann Whitaker Gomez, in 2008; his great grandchildren, Yuritza Martinez and Calem Ragland; a sister, Margaret Maddox; a brother, Bobby Whitaker; and two half sisters, Elaine Kuhlman and Vicky Carlucci.

Funeral service is 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.

Friends may visit from 10 a,m. until time of service Thursday at the funeral home. A final salute will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion Honor Guard with full military honors to be conducted at the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com