Tommy Gross

Charles Thomas “Tommy” Gross

Charles Thomas “Tommy” Gross, 47, of Hanover, Indiana, died Monday, June 8, 2020, in the Emergency Room at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.

He was born Jan. 4, 1973, in Madison, to Charles Edward Kinman and Mary Louise Wray Kinman Owens. He lived all of his life in Jefferson County and was a 1992 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He loved participating in Special Olympics for many years, worked at Sandstone Industries for many years and the past four years at Royer Corporation in the printing department. He loved fishing, arts, crafts, bowling, bingo, basketball and going with the Venture Crew.

Survivors include his sisters, Regina Kinman and Diana Phillips, both of Madison, Cindy Mardello of Hanover and Mary Jo Owens of Laurel, Indiana; a brother, Frank Owens Jr. of Madison; his companion, Amber Griffin of Madison; and six nieces and nephews, a great nephew and several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepfather, Frank A. Owens Sr. in 1987.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Friends may visit from 9 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charles Thomas Gross Remembrance Stone. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Bud Horine


Nelson Leon “Bud” Horine, 78, of Madison, Indiana, died Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at his home in Madison.

He was born Feb. 22, 1942, in Saluda Township, Jefferson County, Indiana, to Lawrence Russell and Eunice Pearl Bibb Horine. He was raised a Christian in the New Prospect Baptist Church, was a 1960 graduate of Saluda High School and attended Ball State University. He was a lifelong restauranteur, owning and operating the Steer Restaurant for 29 years, and founding the ETC. Cafeteria before serving as manager of food operations at Clifty Inn for 10 years. He loved food and enjoyed golf and tennis including annual golfing trips to Guntersville, Alabama. He held memberships in the Madison Elks Lodge No. 524 and the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Dottie S. “Junior” Vawter Horine, of Madison; his sons, Greg Horine of Noblesville, Indiana and Brian Kimmel of Parker, Colorado; his daughters, Bethe Beaver of Noblesville, Julie Horine of Fishers, Indiana and Lisa Gemmer of Avon, Indiana and Jill McEldowney of Fishers; his brothers, Dr. Randall Horine of Indianapolis and Lawrence Stacey Horine of Madison; his sisters, Ruby Nichols, Janet Taff and Regina Kalb all of Madison; and 17 grandchildren, an aunt and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2020, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Private interment will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Fairmount Cemetery in Madison. Friends may visit from 2 p.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Same As U (sameasu.org), an organization dedicated to serving young adults with autism and development disabilities. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Nancy Landers

Nancy Lee Chester Landers, 68, of Vevay, Indiana, died Sunday, June 7, 2020, at her home.

She was born April 13, 1952, in Dayton, Kentucky, to Ernest Calvin and Mariam Ray Chester. She was raised in Dayton and graduated high school there. She drove for Amish families in Switzerland County, Indiana, for several years and was a homemaker. She was an Honorary Kentucky Colonel and a member of homemakers clubs in Switzerland County and Boone County, Kentucky. She attended New Liberty Baptist Church in East Enterprise, Indiana, and enjoyed crocheting, crafts, camping, bird watching and flowers.

Survivors include her husband of almost 30 years, Ted Phillip Landers of Vevay; her daughters, Amy Haas of Dayton and Elizabeth Dickman Cook of Stanton, Kentucky; a sister, Susan Chester of Dayton; and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Daniel Ernest Hoss; and a brother.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, June 12, at the Center Square Amish Church near Vevay.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Monday, June 15, at the Hearne Funeral Home in Stanton.. Interment will follow in the Stonegate Cemetery in Stanton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jesse Stuart Foundation, 4440 13th Street, Ashland, Kentucky 41102 or online at www.jsfbooks.com.

Arrangements by Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Online condolences, www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Sam Speer

Duard H. “Sam” Speer, 96, of Indianapolis, died June 8, 2020.

He was born July 29, 1923, in Bedford, Indiana, to William Homer and Mae Speer. He was employed with Sears Roebuck & Co. as a division manager for many years.

Survivors include his children, Mark Speer and Judy Speer; grandchildren, Laura Mavretic and Linda Turkington; and great-grandchildren, Vivian and Niko Mavretic.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Hope Carleton Speer, on March 15, 2010; a son, Steve Speer; and a grandson, Sam Speer.

Funeral service is 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, at the at Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel in Indianapolis. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Orchard Hill Cemetery in Wanamaker, Indiana.

Online condolences, www.shirleybrothers.com.

Gabrielle Taylor

Gabrielle Dawn Robinson Taylor, 41, of Sanders, Kentucky, died Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at her home in Sanders.

She was born in Belleville, Illinois, on March 18, 1979, to Larry Earl Robinson and Barbara Ann Carter Robinson of Sanders. She had worked as a private home health caregiver. She attended Grace Baptist Church in La Grange, Kentucky. In her spare time she enjoyed writing poetry and stories and loved to work on various types of craft projects.

Survivors include her mother; Barbara Ann Robinson and stepfather; James D. Dixon, of Sanders; three sons, Timothy O’Shea of St. Louis and Charlie and Logan Taylor, both of Underwood, Indiana; a brother, Ryan Wesley Robinson of Sanders; and two stepbrothers, Jimmy Dixon of Fairbanks, Alaska and Kenneth Dixon of Clarinda, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, building occupancy will be limited to 33% with a wait line for overflow. Social distancing requirements will be observed and attendees are requested to please wear a face covering if possible.

Memorial gifts may be made to Life in Carrollton Ministries in care of the funeral home. Online condolences, www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.

Joseph Wall

Joseph A. “Joey” Wall, 33, of Madison, Indiana, died Monday, June 8, 2020, in a motorcycle accident on Deputy Pike Road near Madison.

He was born Oct. 31, 1986, in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, to Christopher A. Wall and Betty McCord Wall Richards. He was raised in Versailles, Indiana, and attended South Ripley High School later receiving his GED. He resided in Madison since 2003. He had worked for Bed-Tech in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, for several years earlier in life. He then worked for Discount Auto Glass in Madison and had last worked at Arvin Sango in Madison in production. He enjoyed being a dad, listening to music, watching the Bengals and the Reds and riding motorcycles. He had been attending the North Madison Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife and companion of 11 years, Ashley Nicole Frisque Wall, of Madison; his father and stepmother, Chris and Sandy Wall of Versailles; his mother, Betty Richards of Aurora, Indiana; his children, Zane Wall, Brooklyn Frisque Wall, Jace Wall and Jordan Wall, all of Madison; his maternal grandmother, Ruby Murphy, of Vevay, Indiana; two brothers, Jeremy Wall of Pendleton, Indiana and Jesse Wall of Versailles; his sister, Cindi Wall; his stepsister, Kaycee Downey of Holton, Indiana; his stepbrother, Rich Werner of Aurora; a special friend, Richard Davis, of Madison; and several aunts, uncles and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Joshua Wall, in 1988.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Friday, June 12, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Friends may visit from 4 p.m. until time of services Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Joseph A. Wall Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Michael Whaley

Michael Wayne Whaley, 54, of Madison, Indiana, died Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at his home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, www.morgan-nay.com.

Timothy Willis

Timothy Wayne “Tim” Willis, 65, of Bowling Green, Kentucky and formerly of Florence, Indiana, died Saturday, June 6, 2020, at his home in Bowling Green.

He was born Jan. 16, 1955, in Milan, Indiana, to William Enoch “Buck” and Mary Elizabeth Brameier Willis. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on Sept. 25, 1974 in Louisville, serving during the Vietnam War. He served in Germany and received the National Defense Service Medal and Marksman M16. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Private First Class on Aug. 25, 1975, at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was employed for American Racing as a machine operator and was a truck driver for 20 years. He lived in the Florence community most of his life and for 10 years in Virginia. He later moved to Bowling Green where he resided until his death. He was a member of the Florence Church of Christ in Florence.

Survivors include his son, Jesse Wayne Willis of Basye, Virginia; his grandchildren, Hunter and Blake Willis of Basye and a cousin, Jean Tinker of Vevay, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an aunt, Ruth A. Brameier Schwade.

Interment will be held in the Vevay Cemetery in Vevay.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Cards are available at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay or online at www.haskel landmorrison.com.