Virginia Bear

Virginia Ann Brooks Bear, 90, of Madison, Indiana, and formerly of Vevay, Indiana, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at her home.

She was born April 25, 1929, in Jefferson County, Indiana, to Howard W. and Lelia E. Hess Brooks. She was a high school graduate and lived in Switzerland County most of her life until moving to Madison in 1996. She was a homemaker raising her children, a garden and preserving her garden’s bounty. She was a member of Faith Alliance Church and the Riverview Homemaker’s Club. She enjoyed reading, sewing, needlepoint, loved growing beautiful violets and especially enjoyed her rose gardens. She loved spending time with her family and traveling.

Survivors include her sons, Mike Bear and Gerald R. Bear, both of Vevay; her daughters, Beverly Jones of Lebanon, Tennessee, Sharon Bear LeMasters of Vevay, Debbie Gregory of Florence, Indiana and Cathy Bear of Indianapolis; and 12 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of nearly 72 years, Lowary Ray Bear, in 2018; sons Calvin Gregory Bear and Elbert Lynn Bear; a granddaughter Lisa Sue Bear; a brother Ralph Emerson Brooks; a sister Mary Louise Wooten; and a grandson Clayton Gregory Bear.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery in Vevay. Friends may visit from noon until time of service Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elbert Lynn Bear Endowment or Our Hospice. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com



Towana Couch

Towana L. Couch, 78, of Madison, Indiana, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 at the Norton Hospital in Louisville. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.



Caleb Deeg

Caleb Andrew Deeg, 24, of Madison, Indiana, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Madison.

He was born Aug. 2, 1995, in Madison, and was to be the son of Daniel G. and Theresa Jean “Terri” Lefeber Deeg.

His early life was spent in Jasper, Indiana, and Charlestown, Indiana, before living the rest of his life in Madison. He was a 2014 graduate of Shawe Memorial High School, where he played in the drum line and the school band. He received the John Philip Sousa Band Award for music. He was raised Catholic and was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church. He had worked for Royer Corporation in downtown Madison and was currently working for Pizza Hut. He was known for his muscial talent, playing the drums, bass, guitar and keyboards as well as singing. He had played in several area bands and enjoyed drawing, painting and sketching.

Survivors include his parents; his sister, Leah Biesen of Madison; his brothers, Daniel Deeg of Madison, Tyler Deeg of North Vernon, Indiana, and Connor Deeg of Madison; and several uncles and aunts, nieces and nephews, a great-aunt, a special cousin, Isis Mikkleson of Appleton, Wisconsin; and several other cousins and relatives.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Aimee Deeg in 1977; his maternal grandfathers, Merle Lee Nay Jr. and James John Lefeber, and his paternal grandparents, George Deeg and Audrey Deeg.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.

Visitation will be Sunday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

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



Grady Harrell

Grady L. Harrell, 81, of Madison, Indiana, died on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.



Larry Hollin

Larry Wayne Hollin, 71, of Austin, Indiana, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg, Indiana.

He was born April 10, 1948, in Manchester, Kentucky, to Dan and Geraldine Money Hollin. He was raised in Seymour, Indiana, and was a graduate of Seymour High School. He was retired from Thomas Pastics in Scottsburg and loved gardening, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his companion of 12 years, Debra Wollenmann; a son, Larry Wayne Hollin II of Scottsburg; a step-daughter, Melissa Dawn Hollin-Gay of New Albany, Indiana; a sister, Billie Jean Smith of Freetown, Indiana; and three grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Minna Hollin, and siblings John Hollin, Anita Carol Graham and Rilla Sue Hatton.

His wishes were to be cremated with no services. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to his family in care of Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. Online condolences, www.buchananfuneralhome.net



Julia Wright

Julia Kay Rariden Wright, 70, of Vevay, Indiana, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at her home.

She was born June 10, 1949 in Anderson, Indiana, to Robert Sterling and Ruth Carolyn Wiley Rariden. She was raised in Anderson and was a 1967 graduate of Anderson High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in education from Indiana State University and later her master’s degree from Ball State University. She retired as the special education teacher for Anderson High School in Anderson and later retired as a substitute teacher for the Carroll County School District in Carrollton, Kentucky. She had resided in the Switzerland County community since 1994.

Survivors include her husband, William Robert “Bob” Wright of Vevay; her daughters, Molly Wright of Perry Park, Kentucky and Buffi Hatfield of Arizona; and her grandchildren, William Smith, Giuliana Smith, Travis Webster Jr. and Krosley Webster.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sons, BJ Wright and Collin Wright; and her sister, Leslie Wright.

No services will be held at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Cards are available at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com