Pat Fisher

Patricia G. “Pat” Fisher, 83, of Brooksburg, Indiana, died Sunday, July 26, 2020, at her residence.

She was born July 16, 1937, in Jefferson County, Indiana, the daughter of Harley G. and Kathleen F. Thompson Patterson. She attended Brooksburg Grade School from grades one through eight and graduated from the former Central High School in Madison, Indiana, in 1955. She was a homemaker and owned and operated antique stores in Brooksburg and Madison. She formerly worked at The Last Straw on Mulberry Street in downtown Madison later in life. She was a volunteer for the Tri Kappa Tour of Homes and a former member of Brooksburg Baptist Church. She was baptized in Manville Creek when she was nine years old.

Survivors include a son, Tim Fisher of Brooksburg; two grandsons Stephen Johnston of Atlanta and Luke Fisher of Pasadena, California; and four half-sister, Wanda, Virginia, Carolyn and Sheryl.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edwin Brooks “Eddie” Fisher, in 1998; a daughter, Tracey Johnston, in 2019; one half-brother, Marvin Patterson; one sister, Audrey; and her grandmother who raised her, Lula McDowell.

A private funeral service was held Wednesday, July 29 at First Baptist Church of Madison with interment in Brooksburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 416 Vine Street, Madison, Indiana, 47250.

Arrangements by Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Kentucky,

Nancy Jones

Nancy Lavon Miller Jones, 73, of Aurora, Indiana and formerly of Vevay, Indiana, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at the Shady Nook Care Center in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

She was born June 3, 1947, in Madison, to Robert A. and Dorothy May Bennett Miller. She was raised in Vevay and attended school there. She married Clifford Eugene Jones on Sept. 5, 1966, and they had seven children. She was employed by Randall’s Textron in Vevay and delivered the Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper for several years.

Survivors include her daughters, Connie Hussung and Angel Jones, both of Aurora, Lisa Goff of Osage, Oklahoma, Terry Hickey of Sunman, Indiana and Rita Jones of Dayton, Ohio; a son, Brian Allen Jones of Castleton, Indiana; and six grandchildren, a step-granddaughter, two step-great-grandchildren; a step-great-great-granddaughter and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of nearly 51 years; a son, David Lane Jones; a sister, Lavada U. Woodruff; and a granddaughter and two nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery there. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Due to COVID-19 and CDC guidelines, facemasks are required and social distancing for anyone attending visitation or services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Nancy Lavon Miller Jones Memorial Fund c/o the funeral home. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at

Dennis Powers

Dennis Wayne Powers, 60, of Bloomington, Indiana and formerly of Switzerland County, Indiana, died Friday, July 24, 2020, at the IU Health Hospital in Bloomington.

He was born Oct. 23, 1959, in Madison, Indiana, to Albert Owen “Buster” Powers Sr. and Jerri A. Scranton Powers. He was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1979 graduate of Switzerland County High School. He studied astronomy at Indiana University in Bloomington. He was employed as manager for Bob Evans for four years and as a manager for York Steak House in Bloomington for a few years. He also worked in food and beverage for a nursing home in Bloomington and was food service director for Garden Villa Nursing Home in Bloomington, retiring after several years of service due to his health. He enjoyed fishing, looking at the stars and was an avid Star Trek fan and memorabilia collector.

Survivors include his sister, Dianna Powers of Vevay; his brothers, Albert O. Powers Jr. of Vevay and Mark Powers and Michael Powers, both of Madison; his stepchildren, Kim Kent of Bloomington, Kath Kent of Indianapolis and Robert Joseph Gilbert of Bloomington; and his aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, eight step-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Annetta “Bernice” Kee Powers, on Jan. 15, 2019; his stepson, Douglas Steven Gilbert; and a niece and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until time of services Monday at the funeral home.

Internment will be at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington with graveside services at the cemetery chapel at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Due to COVID-19 and CDC guidelines, social distancing and face masks are required at the visitation, funeral and graveside service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fresenius Medical Care Foundation of Bloomington where he went regularly for dialysis. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at

John Robbins

John Andrew Robbins, 77, of Madison, Indiana, died Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus, Indiana. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison,

Randall Snelling

Randall Snelling, 68, of Scottsburg, Indiana, died Tuesday, June 28, 2020, at his home of an aggressive, malignant brain tumor found just seven weeks before his death.

He was born Jan. 13, 1952, in Zanesville, Ohio, to Robert Edward Snelling and Josephine Mancuso Snelling. His family moved to Madison, Indiana, when he was a toddler and he began racing at age five building and driving go-carts alongside his father and older brother. He broke countless track records, won national competitions and filled the family room with first-place trophies. He graduated from Madison Consolidated High School in 1970, serving as student council president and playing basketball and football while also playing drums for his band, The Royal Lancers, throughout his teenage years.

He then attended Indiana University, dropping out after five semesters to hitchhike all over the country and spent his early 20s in Florida, Boston and various other places working as a roofer, janitor, pawn shop clerk and mansion-sitter. Eventually, he returned to Madison and worked at Clifty Creek Power Plant for more that two decades, was married twice, had three children, and finished his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Louisville. In 2001, he moved his family to Cincinnati to work as a medical facility inspector and auditor. He later served as a chief physical environmental officer and retired in March 2020 as the director of operations.

Survivors include his wife, Robin Leigh Christie Snelling of Scottsburg; his daughters, Haley Rene Carlock of Dupont, Indiana and Christie Rae Snelling of Scottsburg; his son, Ryder McQueen Snelling of Scottsburg; his sister, Rebecca Snelling Wise of Cincinnati; his brother, Robert Keith Snelling of Indianapolis; and four grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of life will be hosted by the family at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to Alley Cat Advocates. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover or online contributions or condolences are available at