Donald Ash

Donald Warren Ash, 78, died Thursday, May 30, 2019, at his home in Hanover, Indiana.

He was born in April, 1941, in Indianapolis to Cloyd and Naomi Jones Ash. A 1959 graduate of Broad Ripple High School, he entered the U. S. Air Force in January, 1961, and rose to the rank of Airman First Class before being honorably discharged in October, 1964. During his career as an X-ray technician, the growing family moved to Madison, Indiana. He worked at Indiana-Kentucky Electric for nearly 25 years and retired in 2001. He was a member of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion and enjoyed cars, motorcycles, traveling, his cats, and spending time with family and friends. Saturday, May 25, 2019, he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior in answer to decades of prayer.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Louise Shafer Ash, of Hanover; two daughters, Tonja Thomas of Lexington, Indiana and Christina Rodebaugh of Madison, Alabama; one son, Andrew Ash of Benton, Arkansas; eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Lenore Hopp.

At his request, there will be no public services.

Memorial contribtions may be sent to the American Cancer Society. Cards are available at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres.

Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com



Robert Austin

Robert “Bob” William Austin, 73, of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, May 31, 2019, at the Robley Rex Veterans Medical Center in Louisville.

He was born Oct. 2, 1945, in Scottsburg, Indiana, to Robert Wesley and Frances Gates Austin. He was inducted into the U. S. Navy July 18, 1963, in Louisville and rose to the rank of Airman during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged Oct. 18, 1966, in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He received the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He was married to Barbara Elizabeth Coburn in 1965. He worked at Marble Hill as a pipefitter, the U.S. Census Bureau, Clifty Park as a gatekeeper, and The Jefferson Proving Ground in security and grounds-keeping. He retired from the Proving Ground after 10 years. He was a member of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion in Madison and the Madison VFW Post No. 1969. He was of the Christian faith, enjoyed fishing and watching TV.

He is survived by three daughters, Sherri Taylor and Vicki Marie Duerstock, both of Madison, and Sheila Austin of California; 10 grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; two nieces; several cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Edward Austin.

Funeral services will be Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 1 p.m., at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, in Madison. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 12 p.m. until the time of service.

A final salute will be Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre conducted by Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion. Full military honors will follow at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Chapel conducted by the United States Naval ceremonial unit and Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Honor Guard. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com



Connie Bentley

Connie L. Ferris Bentley , 75, of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, May 31, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born August 9, 1943, in Canaan, Indiana, to Harold Arnold and Robena Cole Ferris. She was raised in Jefferson County and was a graduate of Central High School on Ryker’s Ridge. She enjoyed helping decorate the homes her husband constructed and sold. She also worked the jewelry counter at Walmart for seven years. She was a devoted wife, loving mom and grandma and a faithful member of the River Valley Community Church in Madison. She enjoyed antiques, flea markets, decorating, flowers, gardening and her family.

She is survived by three sons, Donald A. Bentley Jr., of Madison and James D. Bentley and Gregory A. Bentley of Hanover, Indiana; a sister, Penny Jo Barnes Brim of Madison; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald G. Bentley, a brother, Gale Howard Ferris Sr., and a sister, Wanda L. Shook.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 7, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the River Valley Community Church, in Madison. Interment will follow in the Hebron Cemetery near Madison.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison and Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the River Valley Community Church. Cards are available at the funeral homes and the church. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com



Nellie Hamilton

Nellie Lee Tague Hamilton, 89, of Bennington, Indiana, died Friday, May 31, 2019, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison, Indiana.

She was born July 9, 1929, in Muncie, Indiana, to Rufus Walter and Alice Lillian Roberts Tague. She was raised in Dupont, Indiana, and was a graduate of Oakland School in Madison, Indiana. She resided most of her life in Switzerland County and was a wonderful homemaker. She loved her vegetable garden, flower beds, painting, sewing and hummingbirds.

She is survived by four sons: Rodger Hamilton and Richard Hamilton of Bennington, Steve Hamilton of Milton, Kentucky, and Larry Hamilton of Edmonton, Kentucky; two daughters: Joyce Hamilton of Penrose, Colorado and Sara Smith of Madison; 12-grandchildren, 24-great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren and her half-brother, Billy Joe Wren of Boise, Idaho.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Everett Hamilton; one daughter, Vivian Kay Hamilton; two sons Ronald Allen Hamilton and Bryant Keith Hamilton; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ruby Alice Tague, Carolyn E. Skirvin, Dorothy A. Whisman, and Edna Ruth Robertson, and a half-brother, Robert Lincoln Tague.

Graveside services will be Monday, June 3, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Pleasant Cemetery in Pleasant, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Cemetery Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com



Norma Maddox

Norma Jean Detmer Messmore Maddox, 85, of Knoxville, Tennessee, formerly of Clarksville, Indiana, and Milton, Kentucky, died Sunday, June 2, 2019, at The Point at Lifesprings in Knoxville, Tennessee. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, in Madison, Indiana.



Mamie Wallace

Mamie Cordina Wallace, 86, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville.

She was born March 27, 1933, in Carrollton to Norvin “Pete” Martin and Ida Mae Wiley Martin. In her younger years she worked for Ison Brothers Furniture Factory in Carrollton. For more than the last 40 years she had worked as a house cleaner. She loved to garden, plant flowers, go shopping and had traveled every state in the country, some twice. She was a member of the Family Worship Center in Carrollton.

She is survived by a son in-law, Grant Butters Jr. of Bedford, Kentucky; two sisters, Linda Phillips of Carrollton, and Pamilla McKinney of Hanover, Pennsylvania; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and seven nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Russell Wallace; a daughter, Alice Marie Butters; a son, Tim Wallace, and a brother, David Martin. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Visitation will be Monday, June 3, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to HOSPARUS in care of the funeral home.