Judy Adams

Judy Ann Lackey Adams, 70, of Austin, Indiana and formerly of Bennington, Indiana, died Monday, June 1, 2020, at the Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, Indiana.

She was born Sept. 29, 1949, in Montgomery, West Virginia, to William Howard and Ruth Katherine Kelly Lackey. She was raised in many communities but the family resided in Fortville, Indiana, and she received her GED there. She worked in retail sales for 10 years at Fred Meyer Stores in Fairbanks, Alaska, where she was married in 2007. She lived in Bennington from March 2011 to 2018 when her husband died. She was a member of the Austin Pilgrim Holiness Church and enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning, crocheting and studying her Bible.

Survivors include her sister, Deborah Lackey of Terre Haute, Indiana; her brothers, James Lackey of Green Cove Springs, Florida and John Lackey of California; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 11 years, James Brian Adams, on March 31, 2018; and a nephew, William Joseph Shay.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 8, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre-Hanover Chapel, in Hanover, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Slawson Cemetery in Bennington. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until time of services Monday.

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

James Brooks

James Ernest “Jim” Brooks, 84, of Grammer, Indiana and formerly of Switzerland County, Indiana, died Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at the Miller’s Merry Manor in Hope, Indiana.

He was born June 21,1935, to Robert Maurice and Helen Ernestine Swango Brooks. He spent most of his youth on a small tobacco and cattle farm located on Brooks Road just north of Mt. Sterling in Switzerland County. He graduated from Switzerland County High School in 1953 and began working at the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay. He pulled his 20-foot trailer to Columbus, Indiana, with a barrowed jeep in 1956 and started a new job with Cummins Engine Company with his wife and daughter. They later moved into a four room house in Grammer and added a breeze-way and garage where he loved working on and maintaining his vehicles. He was a die-hard Ford man and NASCAR fan. He worked Second and Third shift at Cummins, allowing him to also work for various farmers around Grammer for several years and purchased 40 acres on the west edge of Grammer in 1971. After divorcing his first wife he married Lois Irene Aldred in 1977, who sold her farm in Mt. Sterling, Indiana, and brought her equipment to their new house and barns and they worked side by side on the farm for many years raising livestock, hay and grain. He retired from Cummins in 1988 after 32 years and continued to farm until 2001 when they held their farm sale. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 395 F&AM in Alert, Indiana, the Bear Creek Baptist Church and supported the local Democratic Party.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Irene VanTyle Aldred-Brooks of Hope; a daughter, Leta Brooks of Scipio, Indiana; a son, Dennis Brooks of Elizabethtown, Indiana; his step-daughters, Marla Lamson of Vevay, Indiana and Anita Sanders of North Vernon, Indiana; his sisters, Joann Baxter of Aurora, Indiana and Kay Neal of Jacksonville, Florida; and 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Veda Dawn Brooks; his first wife, Marietta Kay Webb Brooks; a step-daughter, Jama Lois Hayes; his brother, Johnny Brooks; and two great-grandchildren and other relatives

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, June 8, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, in Vevay. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery there. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. Masonic Services will be conducted at 12:45 p.m. Monday, by the Switzerland Masonic Lodge No. 122 F&AM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bartholomew County Hospice or the Bartholomew County Democratic Central Committee. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Jose Castro

Jose Manuel Perez Castro, 67, of Madison, Indiana, died Sunday, May 31, 2020, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born Nov. 23, 1952, in Caracas, Venezuela, to Manuel Felipe Perez and Teodora Castro. He graduated high school and attended college in Venezuela. He worked as a sales manager for several building supply companies in Venezuela then at Arvin Sango after coming to the United States in July 2018. He worshipped at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Madison, enjoyed playing baseball, softball, chess and reading and loved his family and the sports club in Venezuela.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 47 years, Maria Teresa Bolivar De Perez of Madison; his sons, Manuel Rafael Perez-Bolivar of Seattle, Cesar Augusto Perez-Bolivar of Madison and Jose Manuel Perez-Bolivar of Buenos Aires, Argentina; a brother, Felipe Augusto Perez Castro of Barcelona, Venezuela; his sister, Nahir Perez Castro of Los Teques, Venezuela; and five grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Ricardo Perez Castro and Marcos Perez Castro.

Memorial Mass will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church Chapel in Madison. Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. The Rosary will be prayed at noon on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Madison. Cards are available at the funeral home or at the church. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

David Chamness

David Allen Chamness, 58, of Madison, Indiana, died Thursday, June 4, 2020, at his home in Madison.

He was born Dec. 1, 1961, in Scottsburg, Indiana, to Orian Maurice and Carol Alice Copple Chamness. He was raised in Lexington and attended the Lexington Christian Church. He was a 1980 graduate of Scottsburg High School.

He was inducted into the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 13, 1980, in Louisville, and served basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He rose to the rank of Sergeant and served during the Panama and Persian Gulf Era with the 43rd MMS at Anderson AFB Guam and worked with the Munitions Systems (AMMO) 461 USAF. He was honorably discharged on Aug.15, 1991, from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, receiving the Air Force Training Ribbon, the Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the NCO PME Graduate Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal, the Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon, the Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon with one Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one Oak Leaf Cluster.

He was married in Las Vegas and lived there for 15 years working in maintenance for an apartment complex. He and his wife moved to Madison in 2005, and he worked for Orschlein Farm & Home and then for Anderson Sales and Service. He was very involved with the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion in Madison and had served as Sergeant at Arms and was a member of the Honor Guard the past two years. He also served as a Vice Ride Director with the Legion Riders. He enjoyed painting, woodworking, riding his motorcycle, fishing, gardening and watching NASCAR.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Lynda Margaret Deverson Chamness, of Madison; his sons, DJ Chamness of Guam, Terrence Chamness of Florida and Aaron Chamness of Madison; a step-daughter, Amy Bruso of Derby, Kansas; his sister, Vicki Reed of Henryville, Indiana; his brother, John Maurice Chamness of Charlestown, Indiana; and 12 grandchildren, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters, Karla Eskridge and Michelle Cissell.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 8, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Friends may visit from 4 p.m. until time of services Monday at the funeral home.

A final salute and military honors will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion with a final memorial ride with the Legion Riders.

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

David DeBurger

David Ray DeBurger, 71, of Madison, Indiana, died Thursday, June 4, 2020, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born Oct. 22, 1948, in Madison, to Eugene and Thelma Bellamy DeBurger. He lived all of his life in Jefferson County and attended school there. He worked in union and non-union construction for many years including with Charlie Horton in his masonry business for many years. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church near Chelsea, the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 Sons of the American Legion and the NRA. He loved to hunt and fish.

Survivors include his daughter, Angela DeBurger Youngblood of Madison; a sister, Gloria Wilson of Madison; a brother, Dennis Eugene DeBurger of Madison; and two grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He is also survived by the family members of his companion, David and Kathy Harper, Kevin Harper, Christy Cooper, Lisa and John Gibbons, Deanna Harper and their children.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his companion of 10 years, Wilma Rogers Vokufka, Oct. 2, 2015; two brothers, Thomas DeBurger and Ronnie DeBurger; and a sister, Thelma Jean Ashby.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Springdale Cemetery in downtown Madison. Friends may visit from 2 p.m. until time of services Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Robert Kernen

Robert M. “Bob” Kernen, 89, of Madison, Indiana, died on Friday, June 5, 2020, at the Hickory Creek of Madison. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, www.morgan-nay.com.

Gary Taylor

Gary Steven Taylor, 73, of Milton, Kentucky, died Thursday, June 4, 2020, at the Kindred Hospital at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

He was born Oct. 8, 1946, in Madison, Indiana, to Donald S. and Bonnie Lee Harmon Taylor. He was raised in Carroll County and graduated from Carroll County High School in 1964. He worked from the age of 17 at Ohio Valley Paving and retired after more than 50 years service with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 181 where he was an operator. He enjoyed flying his plane, a 1947 Luscombe Taildragger, and taking aerial pictures. He also was a master gardener and loved watching the birds that would visit his feeders.

Survivors include his daughters, Lori Taylor of Milton and Leigh Taylor Osborne of Turners Station, Kentucky; a brother, Larry Kevin Taylor of Milton, Kentucky; his sister, Ginny Ogden of Greenback, Tennessee; and five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 52 years, Margaret Ann Lawson Taylor, on March 6, 2019, and a brother, Timothy Damon Taylor.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at the Mt. Byrd Christian Church in Milton. Interment will follow in the Moffett Cemetery in Milton. Friends may visit from 2 p.m. until time of service Sunday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover, Indiana, and at the church. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Dillard Whittymore

Dillard Whittymore, 80, of Lexington, Indiana, died Monday, June 1, 2020, at his residence.

He was born in London, Kentucky, the son of the late Dillard Whittymore and Polly Pennington Whittymore. He graduated from Scottsburg High School in 1958. He was a retired businessman, the Charter President of the Sertoma Club of Jackson County, and a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Madison. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Jalynn Schlehuser Whittymore, of Lexington; three sons, DillWhittymore of Brownstown, Indiana, Mark Whittymore and Coby Whittymore, both of Scottsburg; a daughter, Deborah Jean Hunnicutt of Jeffersonville, Indiana; a brother, William Whittymore of Palm City, Florida; two sisters, Marie Oberlies of Sarasota, Florida and Rhoda Johnson of Greenwood, Indiana; and 10 grandchildren and14 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ruby Vaughn Lee, and two brothers, Harold Vaughn and Levi Whittymore.

Private graveside services were held on Wednesday, June 3, at Bunker Hill Cemetery near Salem.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Faith Lutheran Church c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Online condolences, www.collinsfuneralhome.net.