Wanda Andrew

Wanda Elaine Craig Andrew, 91, of Bedford, Kentucky, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 3, 1928, in Bedford, to Hurley Brack and Marjorie Kendall Craig. She was a 1947 graduate of Trimble County High School and regularly attended class reunions. She was a lifelong member of the Bedford Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, was a pre-school Sunday School teacher for many years and a member of the Semper Fidelis Class. She was always on the go and loved to stay busy, whether it was setting, cutting and stripping tobacco on the family farm, cooking for her family or church or visiting family, friends or neighbors.She canned or froze vegetables, fruits and berries of various kinds and made preserves. She loved flowers and gardening and was a census worker and precinct election worker for many years.

Survivors include her children Bradford Andrew Jr., Pam Marshall and Terry Andrew, all of Bedford; a sister, Phyllis Theriault of Springfield, Massachusetts; a brother, Barry Craig of Bedford; and three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bradford Andrew Sr.; an infant daughter, Penny Elaine Andrew; brothers; Glendon Elwood Craig, Hurley Cleston Craig and Lonnie Ray Craig, and a sister, Marilyn Craig Mershall.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Bedford Baptist Church in Bedford. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Bedford Cemetery there.

Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford has been entrusted with arrangements.

Online condolences, www.ransdellfuneral.com

Earl Clark Jr.

Earl Brown Clark Jr., 91, of Canaan, Indiana, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born Oct. 9, 1928, in Montgomery, Alabama, to Earl Brown Sr. and Esther Daniel Clark but was raised by his grandmother, Elizabeth Clark. He received a degree in 1945 in St. Petersburg, Florida, and in October of that year enlisted into the Merchant Marines. He served as a merchant seaman during World War II as a firefighter and was honorably discharged in 1948.

He began a career as an over-the-road truck driver in Birmingham, Alabama, and then worked at Dill Pickle Production in Montgomery for five years. He moved to Louisville in 1963 and retired from Bremen Biscuit at Standiford Field in Louisville after 22 years. After retiring he worked with his wife making woodcraft and handcrafted items and traveled to flea markets and craft shows for a few years. He moved to the Canaan community in 2007 to be near his son and his family. He was of the Methodist faith and enjoyed socializing and visiting, dancing, drinking Kentucky Tavern Bourbon, smoking cigars, watching Alabama football and spending time with his family.

Survivors include a son, Richard E. Clark of Canaan; a daughter, Sandra Smith of Madison; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and the grandmother who raised him; a brother, Jimmy Clark, and his wife, Betty “Louise” McKinstry Clark.

The funeral service is 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, Indiana. Entombment will follow at 11 a.m. Friday at the Louisville Memorial Gardens West in Louisville.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until time of service Thursday at the funeral home. A final salute will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion with full honors to follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Canaan Volunteer Fire Department and the First Responders. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

James Clifford

James C. “Jimmy” Clifford, 60, of Bedford, Kentucky, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at his home in Bedford.

He was born Feb. 6, 1959, in Carrollton, Kentucky, to Calvin and Nancy Carder Clifford. He graduated from Trimble County High School in 1977 and resided in Trimble County all his life. He attended Western Kentucky University for two years and was inducted into the U.S. Marine Corps June 9, 1980, in Louisville, and served as a private with Company C, First Battalion, Second Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, before being honorably discharged July 28, 1981. He had worked as an electrician for more than 20 years with the IBEW Local 369. He was a member of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion in Madison, Indiana, and, in his spare time enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa Cousins Clifford, of Bedford; step-daughters, Samantha Johnston of Prospect, Kentucky and Katie Sparkman of Bedford; a sister, Elma Sue Craig of Milton, Kentucky; two grandchildren and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and half-brother, Dennis Davis.

He chose cremation with no public services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

Mary Foley

Mary Ann Foley, 81, of Hanover, Indiana, and formerly of Madison, Indiana, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at the Hanover Health & Rehab Center in Hanover. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres.

Edward Hensley

Edward L. Hensley, 73, of Hanover, Indiana, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at the emergency room of the Lake Wales Medical Center in Lake Wales, Florida, after being stricken with a massive heart attack at his home in Lake Wales.

He was born Oct. 27, 1946, in Jacksonville, Illinois, to Everett Richard and Edria Grace Kruise Hensley. He moved to Jefferson County in 1952 and was a 1964 graduate of Southwestern High School in Hanover. He entered the U.S. Army in 1967, served his country in Vietnam and was honorably discharged at the rate of sergeant in 1969.

He was self-employed in land development and construction, was co-founder with his wife of the Jefferson County Chapter of MADD after the death of their son, Adam, by a drunk driver. He was a member of the English Masonic Lodge No. 622 F. & A.M., the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis and the Murat Shrine. He enjoyed spending time with his family and winterering at Lake Wales where he could pursue his passion for fishing with friends.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Brenda McDarment Bradley Hensley of Hanover; sons Edward Lee Adkins of Covington, Kentucky and Jonathan Creg Adkins of Greenwood, Indiana; a daughter, Amanda Campbell of Southport, Indiana; a sister, Joyce Hensley of Panama City, Florida; and eight grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Philip Adam Bradley, on Nov. 20, 1986; brothers, Jeffrey W. Hensley in November 2011 and James Ray Hensley in 1949; his sister, Sue Ann Hensley Thompson, in December 2018.

Funeral service is 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the New Bethel Cemetery near Chelsea, Indiana. Friends may visit Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre-Hanover Chapel and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 until time of the service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.

Masonic service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison by English Masonic Lodge No. 622 F. & A.M.

A final salute will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion with military honors to follow at the graveside, also conducted by Post No. 9 and the Fort Knox Ceremonial Unit.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital or to Make-A-Wish Foundation. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Hanover and Madison. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com



Stanley Kindred

Stanley Charles “Stan” Kindred, 66, of North Vernon, Indiana, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 5, 1953, in Indianapolis, to Charles Howard Kindred and Wilma LaVerne Griffith Kindred. He was a 1972 graduate of Southport High School and a retired safety director for Stone Belt Freight Lines in Bloomington, Indiana, after a lifelong career in the trucking industry. He was a member of the Freemasons and Scottish Rites in Indianapolis, Indiana Motor Truck Association, and an instructor with the FMCSA. He enjoyed attending car shows with his 1969 Ford Torino, hunting, bowling, woodworking, coaching softball for his daughters and spending time with his grandkids.

Survivors include his wife, Deanna Gayle Kindred, of North Vernon; daughters, Amanda Kindred of Whiteland, Indiana, and Tammy Simmons of Milton, Kentucky; his twin brother, Steve Kindred of Greenwood, Indiana; two grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great nephews and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a half-brother, Charles Kindred.

A closing prayer will be given at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 1 p.m. Saturday until the time of the closing prayer.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home for expenses.



Joyce LaMothe

Joyce Faye Chance LaMothe, 79, of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at the Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.

She was born April 25, 1940, in Paducah, Kentucky, to Ray and Lyda Smith Chance. She grew up and attended school in Paducah and later in Louisville. She first married Freddie Joe Edens in 1956 and they had two daughters. She later married Albanie LaMothe in 1984, blending their families to add sons Robert and Dennis. She lived in Chelsea, Indiana, for 20 years but had lived in Madison the past 25 years. She was retired from Hanover College after 20 years as a cook for Kappa Beta Theta. Earlier, she had worked at Clifty Falls Inn and Hillside Inn as a cook. She was a member of Madison Church of Christ and sang with the Sweet Adelines, enjoyed quilting, painting, playing guitar, antiquing and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughters, Jessica Edens of Madison, Stacy Jo Edens Wells of Clarksville, Indiana and Linda Gail Walker of Hanover, Indiana; a step-son, Robert LaMothe of Fort Thomas, Kentucky; an adopted daughter, Lisa Riggio of Madison; a brother, Terry Chance of Franklin, Tennessee; nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a nephew and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albanie D. LaMothe; and a step-son, Dennis LaMothe.

The funeral service is 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Madison. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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

Vina Leach

Vina Grace Staples Leach, 99, of Bedford, Kentucky, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at her residence there.

She was born April 8, 1920, in Bedford, to John Howard and Stella Mae Garret Staples.

She was the oldest living member of Bedford Baptist Church where she was an active member of the Semper Fidelis Class and enjoyed activities with her classmates. She was born during the Great Depression and knew what hard work was. She sent her husband off to World War II to serve in the U.S. Navy and raised her family. She found great joy in planning and preparing large meals for family and delicious jam cakes and cornbread. Her friends and family meant the world to her and she kept in touch with phone calls or visits. In her spare time she enjoyed her flower gardens, sewing, canning and watching wrestling with her family.

Survivors include her children, Buford Leach and Linda Fewell, both of Bedford, Gary Leach of Scottsburg, Connie Burnett of Campbellsburg, Kentucky, and Mary Napier of Bedford; her sisters, Jonnie Mae Staples of Greenwood, Indiana and Lillie Jo Emery of New Castle, Kentucky; and 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and many family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Andrew Wilson Leach, on Dec. 8, 1974; a son, John Leach; a daughter, Myrene Gross; a brother Walter Staples; a sister Lucille Black; and a great-grandson, Justin Leach.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Bedford Cemetery there. Visitation was Monday and from 9 a.m. until time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be may to Bedford Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral Home.

Online condolences, www.ransdellfuneral.com.

Norma Lloyd

Norma Lloyd, 98, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at the Signature Healthcare of Trimble County in Bedford, Kentucky.

She was born July 17, 1921, in Ghent, Kentucky, to William Ruben Owen and Aggie Mae Beard Owen. She had retired from the former Teledyne-Wirz Tube Factory and C.C.L. Container in Carrollton in the production department, was a member of the Major Samuel Woodfill American Legion Post No. 9 Ladies Auxilliary in Madison, Indiana, and the former Ghent Christian Church in Ghent.

Survivors include a daughter, Norma Dutcher of Logansport, Indiana; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Jessie Lee Sieler, Virginia Bradley and Leta Mae Perkins, and four brothers, Frank Owen, William Owen, Bernard Owen and Adrian Owen.

The funeral service is 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019 at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Ghent Masonic Cemetery in Ghent.

Online condolences, www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com

Mary Miller

Mary Caroline Bennett Miller, 73, of Madison, Indiana, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born Oct. 7, 1946, in Madison to Harry Thomas Sr. and Mary E. Stoner Bennett. She grew up in Madison and graduated from Madison High School. She worked in her early years at Grote Manufacturing and had resided for 11 years in Columbus. She had last worked as a secretary in South Carolina for a law firm before moving back to Madison the past 20 years.

Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Malcolm Miller of Madison; a daughter, Kim Hudson; a sister, Regina “Kay” Sudhoff of Van Buren, Arkansas; step-sons, Malcolm Todd Miller of Noblesville, Indiana, and Troy Brent Miller of Nashville, Tennessee; and five step-granddaughters, one step-grandson, one-great granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Deborah Sheldon; brothers, William W. “Billy” Bennett and Harry Thomas Bennett Jr.; and a sister, Donna Jean Bennett Tucker.

There will be no visitation or service. A private burial will be at Springdale Cemetery in downtown Madison.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter or the American Diabetes Association. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

Michael Nay

Michael A. “Mike” Nay, 60, of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at the River Terrace Health Campus in downtown Madison.

He was born Feb. 23, 1959, in Joliet, Illinois, to Emra “Emery” Warren and Nelle Margaret Knox Nay. Early in life he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and was a happy and fun-loving child. He graduated in 1980 from Madison Consolidated High School, received the Pre-Vocational Educational Club Outstanding Boy Award and enjoyed participating in Camp Kysoc. He worked early in life with Sandstone Industries in Madison before moving to Woodward, Oklahoma, to be near his sister, Linda. He was a member of Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church in Woodward, helped with Bible School and worked for Woodward Christian Academy in scheduling and guidance. He was a very enthusiastic man who was selfless, always thinking of others and not his own disabilities. He was a sports enthusiast and was the No. 1 fan of the Madison Cubs and followed the Indiana Hoosiers, Cincinnati Reds, and the Cincinnati Bengals. He listened to music and loved all genres. He moved back to Madison after the death of his sister and enjoyed old friends and the new friends he made.

Survivors include a sister, Cathy Melton of Madison; brothers Douglas Nay of Naples, Florida and Ronald Nay of India; sister-in-law, Julia Willoughby of Madison; 12 nieces and nephews, 20 great-nieces and great-nephews and numerous cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Linda Adams, and a brother, Stephen W. Nay.

The funeral service is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

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



Margaret Sparks

Margaret Owens Sparks, 94, of McDonough, Georgia, and formerly of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at the Fulton Center for Rehab in Atlanta.

She was born Jan. 28, 1925, in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, to Reuben Woods and Sophia Barrett Owens. She grew up in Elizabethtown and attended school there. After marrying she lived in Dayton, Ohio, from 1946 to 1962 when she moved to Madison. She worked 27 years for Reliance Electric Company in Madison, retiring in 1990. She also worked for the Jefferson County Health Department for several years, was a member of the Hebron Baptist Church near Madison and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker and friend who enjoyed arts and crafts and helping the elderly.

Survivors include a daughter, Norma Jeannie Tague of Madison; sons David E. Sparks of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Gregory Scott Sparks of McDonough; a brother, Bill Owens of Danville, Indiana; a special nephew and niece, Steve and Beverly Goodman of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several other nieces, nephews and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Edwin Sparks; a daughter, Sharon Y. Sparks; brothers Arthur Owens, Dr. Fred Owens, Joe Owens, Howard Owens, Reuben Owens, Curtis Owens and Robert Owens, and sisters, Betty Carter, Frankie Smith, Dessie Lobb and Jeannette Owens.

The funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Willow View Cemetery in Dayton.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 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 Jefferson County Health Department. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com