Rick Browning

Richard D. “Bull” “Rick” Browning, 62, of Milan, Indiana, formerly of Switzerland County, Indiana, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Indiana.

He was born April 8, 1956, in Madison, to Loren H. Browning and Dorothy Elizabeth (Browning) Stewart Browning. He was raised in Switzerland County, where he was a 1974 graduate of Switzerland County High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army Reserve July 18, 1980, in Louisville. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Private on Nov. 12, 1980, at Fort McClellan, Alabama. He worked as a carpenter for All-Phase Remodeling in Milan, Indiana, and Cole Construction in Fairfield, Ohio, for five years. He was also an insurance repairman. He had lived in Milan for the past 29 years. He was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Amvets Post 3 in Osgood, Indiana.

He is survived by three stepdaughters, Charlotte Mollaun, Cindy Uribe and Anna Rose Browning, all of Milan; one sister, Vickie D. McNay of Warsaw, Kentucky; five step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Rose Auel Browning; his parents; his stepmother, Anna J. James Browning; one brother, Samuel E. Stewart; one sister, Lucretia “Tricia” M. Lyon; and one stepdaughter, Christine Cain.

There will be no services at this time.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the charity of the donor’s choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at haskellandmorrison.com

Jim Ferrell

Maurice V. “Jim” Ferrell, 86, of Dry Ridge, Kentucky, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Ghent, Kentucky.

He was born Jan. 17, 1932, in Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky, to William K. “Bob” Ferrell and Hazel Miller Ferrell. He was a high school graduate of the Covington schools and was employed by Western Electric as a electrical box installer, working in many different areas of the country. He also spent eight years in the U.S. Navy Reserves. After his retirement, he and his late wife, Lillian, spent time traveling. During the summer he could be found tending to his garden or sitting under the shade tree.

He is survived by his aunt, Fredricka Bingham of Dry Ridge, Kentucky; his extended family who cared for him over the last few years, Marty and Tina McIntyre of Ghent; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian McIntyre Ferrell; and his parents.

There will be a graveside service at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ghent Masonic Cemetery in Ghent. There will be no public visitation.

Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Kentucky, is handling local arrangements.

Larry Claghorn

Larry J. Claghorn, 73, of Madison died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at his home.

He was born May 6, 1945, in Madison, Indiana, to Nathan and Bertha Wyatt Claghorn. He was a 1963 graduate of Madison High School and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps May 31, 1963, in Louisville. He was honorably discharged as a Corporal on May 29, 1967. He retired in 2005 from the Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation after several years as a senior control technician. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of North Madison Christian Church, the Major Samuel Woodfill Post #9 of the American Legion and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post #1969. He enjoyed golfing, watching the Cincinnati Reds and the Indianapolis Colts and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Annabelle of Madison; one son, James Claghorn of Noblesville, Indiana; two daughters: Tina Linker of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Anita Bunch of Madison; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Annamary Dryden Claghorn; two sons, Timothy D. Bunch, and Joey Claghorn; three brothers, Charles Claghorn, Bernard Claghorn, and Robert “Bob” Claghorn; one sister, Edith Steppe; one granddaughter; and one nephew.

There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dupont Cemetery with burial to follow.

Visitation will be at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel Monday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the Honor Guard from the United Marine Corps and the Honor Guard from the Major Samuel Woodfill Post #9 of the American Legion.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to North Madison Christian Church. Contributions may be made at any of the funeral home locations.

Online condolences can be sent at lytlewelty.com

Lena Hoffman

Lena Margaret Kruse Hoffman, 91, of Madison died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital.

She was born Nov. 1, 1927, in Milton, Kentucky, to Henry and Margaret Neal Kruse. She grew up in Milton and graduated in 1946 from Milton High School. Her and her husband, Matt Hoffman, made their home in Madison and she lived there the rest of her life. She was a busy homemaker and mother caring for her large family. Her husband owned and operated Hoffman Motors in Madison. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Madison Elks Lodge No. 524, and the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765 Auxiliary. She took pride in her appearance, her home, her family and enjoyed country home-style cooking, knitting, needlepoint, and watching University of Kentucky basketball.

She is survived by four sons, William “Terry” Hoffman and Matthew “Tim” Joseph Hoffman III, both of Madison, Neal Thomas Hoffman of Brownsburg, Indiana, and John Theodore “Ted” Hoffman of Greenwood, Indiana; one daughter, Tracey Boling of Mount Washington, Kentucky; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Mark Anthony “Tony” Hoffman, and Troy Alan Hoffman; her parents; three sisters, Marie Feinberg, Claire Valentine, and Jeanette Greiner; and two brothers, John Childs “J.C.” Kruse and Casper Henry “Buddy” Kruse.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Madison.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service.

The Rosary will be prayed on Monday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Friends of Shawe and Pope John or St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery or the Salvation Army. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Brenda Jackson

Brenda Jackson, 61, of Madison died Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Jeannie Johnson

Jeannie Johnson, 43, of Bedford, Kentucky, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Twana Lyttle

Twana Renee Brewer Lyttle, 57, of Vevay died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay

She was born Sept. 14, 1961, in Middletown, Ohio, to Woodrow Wilson and Phyllis Jean Chapel Brewer. She was raised in Farmer’s Retreat, Indiana, and was a 1979 graduate of the South Ripley High School. She was active in the Swiss Villa activities for several years.

She is survived by two sisters, Montina Petro of Patriot, Indiana, and Janice Henry of Middletown, Ohio; two brothers, Woody Brewer of Madison and Richard Brewer of North Vernon, Indiana; one niece; one great-niece; and two great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Rocky Brewer, Roger Brewer and John Chapel; and two sisters, Tonya Brewer and Vida Brewer.

There will be no services at this time.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Twana Renee Brewer Lyttle Memorial Fund for expenses at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at haskellandmorrison.com