David Adams

David Wayne Adams, 57, of North Vernon, Indiana, died Saturday, June 20, 2020, at his residence in North Vernon.

He was born March 18, 1963, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Thomas Adams and Jeri Spilman and was raised in Oakland City, Indiana and Raceland, Kentucky. He was inducted into the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 13, 1980 in Columbus, Ohio. He served as a security specialist and served in Guam and later as a staff sergeant during Desert Storm. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 25, 1991, at Grissom Air Force Base in Indiana, receiving the Commendation Medal, Small Arm Expert Marksmanship, National Defense Service Medal, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award for support to the Presidential Counternarcotics Task Force.

He married and had a daughter, had a companionship and had a second daughter, married a second time in 1987 and had a third daughter and married a third time in 1998 and had a son. He worked as a cable technician with Apollo Communications and later as a safety officer for Interstate Mechanical Contractors at North American Stainless in Ghent, Kentucky. He also worked as a correctional officer for the State of Indiana for several years and had worked for Thomas Plastic Machinery in Scottsburg and with Biehle Electric in Seymour as an electrician. He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed playing softball, bowling, golf and computers.

He is survived by his mother, of Raceland, Kentucky; his father, of Oakland City, Indiana; his daughters, Candice Murray of Grayson, Kentucky, Amber Reeves of Helena, Alabama and Hannah Adams of Madison; his son, Cody Adams of Mooresville, Indiana; his brothers, Jeffrey Adams and Tommy Adams, both of Oakland City; his sisters, Brooke Staten and Kimberly Spilman, both of Raceland and Meredith Bysarovich of Oakland City; and five grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his stepbrother, Timmy Spilman; his stepfather, Tom Spilman; his grandparents, Bob and Evolene Adams and Robert and Wanda Cropper, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 29, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Friends may visit Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

A final salute will be conducted on Monday at the funeral home by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion with full military honors to follow at the cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the donor’s choice. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

George Hereford

George E. Hereford, 94, of Milton, Kentucky, died Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at the Hanover Health & Rehab Center in Hanover, Indiana.

He was born Oct. 2, 1925, in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, to Burr

Patton Sr. and Amanda May Auxier Hereford. His family moved to Trimble County in

1932 and he attended school there. He married Mary Elizabeth Andrew and they had a son, Larry. He owned and operated the City Coal Company in Madison, Indiana, for many years dealing in the mining of coal and providing coal and oil to his customers. He then married Anna M. Bright in 1955 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Jefferson County and they had a son, Kevin, and made their home on Rykers Ridge for 42 years before building a new home on the family farm in Trimble County and moving there in 2008. He had farmed most of his life and had owned and operated the Trimble County Farm Supply Company for more than 30 years before retiring in 2015. He was known for his work ethic and had also operated a logging and timber business for many years. He loved going fishing with his granddaughter and enjoyed hunting earlier in life. He was a member of the Mt. Byrd Christian Church in Milton.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 65 years, Anna M. Bright Hereford, of Milton; his sons, Kevin Hereford and Larry Hereford, both of Milton; his sister, June Hereford Nighbert of Madison; and two grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two step grandchildren, five step great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, James H. Hereford, Jack A. Hereford, Toby Hereford Sr., Burr Hereford Jr. and Gene Hereford.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28, with interment to follow in the Moffett Cemetery in Milton. Friends may visit Sunday from 1 p.m.

until time of services. All visitation and services are at the Mt. Byrd Christian Church in Milton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Byrd Christian Church, Macedonia Baptist Church or the donor’s charity of choice. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover or at the church. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Thelma Osborn

Thelma Sue Roark Osborn, 67, of Vevay, Indiana, died Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati.

She was born April 10, 1953, at her family’s home in Letcher County, Kentucky, one of 17 children to Lue and Arnie Caudill Roark. She was raised in Vevay where she attended Switzerland County High School. She married Baxter Osborn Sr. on Sept. 13, 1970, in Sunman, Indiana, and they had three sons. She was employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Osgood and Madison, Indiana, retiring after 27 years of service. She was a member of the Little Memory Old Regular Baptist Church in Sunman, Indiana. She was a dedicated mother and grandmother, enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels outside her window, playing cards and sewing. She also enjoyed going to bingo and girl’s nights with her sisters where they would play cards, reminisce and enjoy one another’s cooking.

Survivors include her husband of almost 50 years; her sons, Neal Osborn and Steven Osborn, both of Vevay; her brothers, Harley Roark and James Roark, both of Holton, Indiana, John Roark of Madison, Joe Roark of Osgood and Mark Roark of Linefork, Kentucky; her sisters, Bonnie Kieffer of Osgood, Bonita Halcomb of Linefork and Tina Wingate and Martha Hammons, both of Canaan, Indiana; and five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother, Minnie Roark; a son, Baxter Osborn Jr. in 1972; a brother, Charles A. Roark; and six sisters, Dana F. Craig, Ola Vae Simon, Anna Mae Ahuas, Eula Sizemore, Lola Wood and Georgia Ann Sparks.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Interment will follow in the Little Memory Church Cemetery in Sunman. Friends may call Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Thelma Sue Roark Osborn Memorial Fund c/o Baxter Osborn Sr. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Priscilla Parker

Priscilla L. Parker, 74, of Madison, Indiana, died Thursday, June 25, 2020 ,at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, www.morgan-nay.com.

James Willett

James Edward “Jimmy” Willett, 81, of Madison, Indiana, died Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at his home in Madison.

He was born July 18, 1938, in Henderson, Kentucky, to Thaddeus Newman Sr. and Mary Josie Mills Willett. He was raised in Henderson and was a 1957 graduate of Henderson High School. He was married in 1959 and had two daughters. He retired after 42 years of service with the Kroger Company, beginning his career in Henderson, then moving to Owensboro, Olney, Georgetown, North Vernon and Madison in 1980 where he retired as Manager in 2000. He was a member of the Holy Name Catholic Church in Henderson until he became a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Madison. He was an honorary Kentucky Colonel and enjoyed gardening — especially raising tomatoes — mowing the lawn, fishing, playing cards, going to horse races, flying to Las Vegas and going to the boat.

Survivors include his daughters, Karen Gayle Lewis and April Clifton, both of Madison; a brother, Bobby Willett of Henderson; a granddaughter, Michelle Lewis of Madison; a god daughter, Cil Abbott of Lexington, Indiana; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 55 years, Mary Ruth Beckham Willett, on Nov, 21, 2014; a daughter, Mary Jane Willett, in 1968; his sisters, Jean Sellers, Louise Rideout and Gladys Goldner; and a brother, Newman Willett Jr.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, at the St. Patrick Catholic Chapel in Madison. Interment will follow in the St. Patrick Cemetery in Madison. Friends may visit Monday from 5 p.m.to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.