Betty Browning

Betty H. Browning, 94, of Columbus, Indiana, died Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at Columbus Regional Hospital there.

She was born June 21, 1926, in Madison, Indiana, to Francis and Helen Distel Bilz. She married John R. Browning on July 15, 1946, and they had two children. She was a homemaker and was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Columbus, Women of the Moose, American Legion and V.F.W. Auxiliary, and the Women’s Gild at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church. She loved to bake and was known for her homemade noodles.

Survivors include her children, Linda Sullivan of Madison, Indiana, and Bob Browning Jr. of Bargersville, Indiana; her brothers, William Bilz of Greenwood, Indiana, Robert Bilz of Columbus and Francis Bilz Jr. of Madison; a sister, Frances “Bo” Hammond of Alabama; and four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, six step great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 62 years on July 31, 2009; and her brothers, Russell Bilz and Tony Bilz.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 20, at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Garland Brook Mausoleum in Columbus. Family and friends may visit from noon until time of mass at the church. Visitors are asked to follow CDC social distancing guidelines and it is recommended that masks be worn once inside the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

Arrangements by Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home in Columbus. Online condolences. www.barkesweaverglick.com.

Alzada Moye

Alzada M. Moye, 81, of North Vernon, Indiana, died Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in North Vernon.

She was born Sept. 10, 1938, in Casey County, Kentucky, to Eardist and Alice Watson Buis. She was office manager for a home healthcare company for many years and a member of the Women of Moose, the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9, American Legion Women’s Auxiliary and the Phi Theta Kappa Sorority. She loved cats, especially Boo-Boo, and was a professional woman who enjoyed reading, shopping, and fishing in her younger years.

Survivors include her children, Jackie Cornett of North Vernon and Jimmie Dean Rodger of Madison; her grandchildren, James Derek Green, Kristin Getchell, Paula McMillan, James E. Cameron Rodgers and Kevin Cornett; and 12 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Alma Kelly and Agnes Chesher; and s brother, Eardist Buis Jr.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 19, at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, on Madison’s hilltop with interment to follow in Dupont Cemetery in Dupont, Indiana. Friends and family may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 18, and from noon until time of service on Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research through the funeral home or at www.lytlewelty.com.

Bobby Miller

Bobby Dean Miller, 84, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at the Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville.

He was born Dec. 16, 1935, to Isaac C. Miller and Marie Miles. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a jet engine mechanic and later retired from the former M&T Chemical Company, now P.M. C. Organometallix, in Carrollton, as a chemical operation supervisor. He was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living GOD in Bedford, Kentucky, and a former member of the NRA and the Major Samuel Woodfill American Legion Post No. 9 in Madison, Indiana.

Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Mary Doris Mock Miller of Carrollton; a son, Timothy Miller of Carrollton; two daughters, Deborah Louise “Debbie” Mccusker of Carrollton and Cindy Brown of Warsaw, Kentucky; one brother, Ronald “Ronnie” Miller of Dallas, Texas; and three stepchildren, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Kenneth “Red” Miller, Coy Miller, Chester Miller and Isaac “Ikie” Miller.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 20, at the Dallasburg Masonic Cemetery near Wheatley, Kentucky. Military honors will be presented at the graveside. There will be no public visitation.

Social distancing practices are recommended at the cemetery for the graveside service.

Arrangements entrusted to Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton. Online condolences, www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.

Gregory Thacker

Gregory S. Thacker, 67, of Madison, Indiana, died Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born Nov. 15, 1952, in Ohio, to Calvin and Betty Atkins Thacker. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Jan. 21, 1970, during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged on Oct. 30, 1972. He was a teacher for many years and a member of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 American Legion in Madison. He married Mary Thurber on June 2, 2018 in Milton, Kentucky, and enjoyed going out and dancing with his wife and hanging out with his chidlren.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Thurber Thacker, of Madison; his children, Michelle Thacker of Wilmington, Ohio, Dennis Thacker of Mowrystown, Ohio, Robert Thacker of Goshen, Ohio, Seth Thacker of Mount Washington, Ohio, Jason Thacker of Asheville, North Carolina, Calvin Thacker of Louisville, Katie Sayles of Alexandria, Indiana, Aaron Starr of St. Petersburg, Florida and Adam Starr of Madison; his sisters, Wendy Thacker De-Camp of Fayetteville, Ohio and Darleen Thacker Cain of Milford, Ohio; and 20 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services will be at noon on Saturday, July 25, at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.

Arrangements by Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, on Madison’s hilltop. Online condolences, lytlewelty.com.www.lytlewelty.com.