Bill Austin

William Henry “Bill” Austin, 66, of Madison died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital.

He was born June 24, 1952 in Bean Blossom in Brown County, Indiana, to Henry and Minnie Mae Smith Austin. He lived most his life in Jefferson County. He first married Anita Jean Cyrus in 1970 and they had one son, Billy and two daughters, Rhonda and Tabatha. He worked for 17 years with Arvin Industries in North Vernon in production. On Jan. 28, 1993, he married Cindy Lee Shelley. He retired as a self-employed carpenter. He was baptized at Bethany Baptist Church near Deputy. He enjoyed gardening, canning, fishing, woodworking, hanging with his friends playing poker and his dogs, June, Brandi, Ginger and Rocky. He held membership in the Major Samuel Woodfill Post # 9 of the American Legion, Madison VFW Post No. 1969 and was a former member of Madison Eagles Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Austin of Madison; one son, Billy Austin of Madison; two daughters, Rhonda Jones of Milton, Kentucky, and Tabatha Schafer of Madison; six brothers, Benny Austin and David Austin, both of Lexington, Indiana, Charles Austin of Indianapolis, J.D. Austin and Mark Austin, both of Paris Crossing, Indiana, Bob Austin of St. Cloud, Florida; seven sisters, Irene Barger and Pat Fletcher, both of Lexington, Indiana, Judy Hiler and Jane Burris of Bullhead, Arizona, Ada Bear of Madison, Carolyn Sipe of Scottsburg, Indiana, and Robin Pruitt of Nacogdoches, Texas; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Austin; his parents; and two brothers, Kenny Austin and Glenn Austin.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 4 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Bill Austin Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Rob Freeman

Charles Robert “Rob” Freeman, 51, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, formerly of Madison, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at his home.

He was born August 22, 1967, in Louisville, to Charles Robert Freeman and Nancy O’Connell. Over the years, he has been a server at multiple restaurants including the Frish’s Big Boy Restaurant in both Madison and Lawrenceburg, and most recently at Buffalo Wings and Rings in Lawrenceburg.

He is survived by his wife, Heather Freeman of Holton, Indiana; two daughters, Megan Freeman of Milan, Indiana, and Alexis Freeman of Winamac, Indiana; one son, Charles Robert “Robby” Freeman of Milan; his mother: Nancy O’Connell of Madison; two sisters: Melissa Keith of Hanover and Tabitha Lamson of Jacksonville, Florida; one granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.

There are no services planned at this time.

Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent at lytlewelty.com

Paxton Gullion

Paxton Gullion, 9 days old, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Cincinnatti.

He was born Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in Cincinnati, to William Edward “Billy” Gullion Jr. and BrookLynn Rose Adkins. He was on this Earth for 9 days and 43 minutes.

He is survived by his parents of Patriot, Indiana; his big sister, Shayliegh Ann Nicole Gullion of Patriot; his maternal-grandparents, Stephanie Ogden and her fiancé, Jesse Jones, of Patriot and George Adkins and his wife, Nature, of Patriot; his paternal-grandmother, Kimberly Rusch of Hanover; his maternal-great-grandparents, Floyd and Sherry Ogden of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and George and Mary Adkins of Patriot; his paternal great-grandmothers, Patricia Rusch of Crothersville, Indiana, and Sandy Lewis of Madison; three uncles; two aunts; six great-aunts; four great-uncles; and several cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his paternal-grandfather, William Edward Gullion Sr.

There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Paxton Edward Gullion Memorial Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at haskellandmorrison.com

Don Hazelwood

Donald Keith Hazelwood of Deputy, Indiana, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in a car accident in the 400 block of Clifty Drive in Madison, Indiana. Arrangements will be announced by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Duane Lyle

Duane Harris Lyle, 84, of Madison died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at The Waters of Clifty Falls. Arrangements will be announced by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Jerry Massie

Jerry L. Massie, 71, of Madison died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at Decatur County Hospital in Greensburg, Indiana. Arrangements will be announced by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Anna Poland

Anna Lee Poland, 92, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

She is survived by one son, Forrest A. Poland of Carrollton; two daughters, Mary Ellen Weber of Winchester, Ohio, and Martha J. Seaver of Carrollton; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis M. Poland; and her parents, Forrest H. And Otha Henshaw Beggs.

There will be a brief visitation Thursday from 5 p.m until 6 p.m. at Graham-Dunn Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Jon Powell

Jon Alan Powell, 50, of Madison died Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at his home.

He was born Dec. 16, 1968, in Madison, to Chester Allen Powell and Dianna Lynn Stewart. He lived all of his life in Madison and was a 1988 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He had worked for Arvin Meritor in Columbus and then for Century Tube in Madison until he was injured on the job. He had played football while in school and had attended Calvary Baptist Church. He enjoyed watching movies, being with his son and his family.

He is survived by one son, Evan Cole Powell of Madison; the mother of his son, Faith Baynes of Madison; his mother; one sister, Julie Michelle Brown of Toddville, Iowa; his grandmother, Dorothy Louise Hickman Stewart of Madison; one uncle; one great-aunt; and two cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father; one aunt; and one great-uncle.

There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Ed Renfro

Robert Ed Renfro, 52, of Madison died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at University of Louisville Hospital after suffering a stroke.

He was born May 6, 1966, in Lebanon, Indiana, to Robert C. Jr. and Jerry L. Byrns Renfro. He was raised in Westport and graduated from high school there in 1984. He graduated from Purdue University with a mechanical engineering degree. He had worked at ABM in Greensburg for 24 years as an operator. He was a member of First Baptist Church and Westport Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed boating, fishing, going to the lake and dearly loved his dog, Charlie.

He is survived by his wife, Lakie Jo Higbie Renfro of Madison; one son, Wesley Warren Renfro of Madison; one sister, Susan Cross of Westport, Indiana; three aunts and uncles; five nieces; three nephews; and several cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 5 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the First Baptist Church or Stray Haven Pet Rescue. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Agnes Richmer

Agnes B. Richmer, 89, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, Indiana.

She was born August 3, 1929, in Floyds Knobs, Indiana, to Ferdinand and Myrtle Hanka Receveur. She was a homemaker and a 65-year member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville, Indiana.

She is survived by four sons, Dennis Richmer of Georgetown, Indiana, Larry Richmer of Sellersburg, Indiana, Dale Richmer of Madison, and Alan Richmer of Lanesville; three daughters, Linda Poliskie of Jeffersonville, Indiana, Carol Richmer of Georgetown, Indiana, and Jean Wills of Lanesville; one brother, Cletus Receveur of Sellersburg, Indiana; two sisters, Evelyn Graf of Memphis, Indiana, and Doris Klein of Floyds Knobs, Indiana; 11 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and 14 step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest G. Richmer; her parents; three brothers; and three sisters.

There will be a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown, Indiana, Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

There will be a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Mass of the Air at The Archdiocese of Louisville or to WHAS Crusade for Children in Louisville.

Betty Wheeler

Betty Lou Henson Wheeler, 87, of Ashland, Kentucky, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital.

She was born Dec. 8, 1931, in Liberty, Kentucky, to Henry Levi and Della Holtzclaw Henson. She was a draftsman with Kenco & Associates, a member of Old Orchard Christian Church and an avid needleworker.

She is survived by one son, Ronald E. Wheeler of Seymour, Tennessee; one daughter, Suzanna Stephens of Ashland; two sisters, Beulah Wolf, of Newport Richey, Florida, and Mildred Coffey of Lexington, Kentucky; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband, Maynard Wheeler; her parents; five brothers, Lawrence Henson, Hollis Henson, Forrest Henson, Virl Henson and Earl Henson; and three sisters, Mary Dick, Cloe Eads and Arlie Haggard.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue in Ashland. Burial will follow in Ashland Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Expression of sympathy may take the form of donations to Old Orchard Christian Church.

Online condolences can be sent at steenfuneralhome.com