Leola Brinson

Leola Maxine Dennis Brinson, 91, of Benham, Indiana, died Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Jewel Place in Madison, Indiana.

She was born Feb. 2, 1929 in Ohio County, Indiana, to McKinley and Esther C. Richards Dennis. She was raised in Ohio County, Indiana, and was a 1947 gradate of Dillsboro High School. She married in 1948 and had five sons. She was employed as a custodian for the South Ripley School Corporation in Versailles, Indiana, retiring after several years of service. She was a 60-plus-year member of Cross Plains Baptist Church where she held various offices and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, gardening and collecting rocks.

Survivors include her sons, Wendell Wade Brinson of Benham, Clay Hale Brinson of Sebastian, Florida, Tim Randall Brinson of Lake Oswego, Oregon, Kim Randolf Brinson of Benham and Kerry Lane Brinson of Canaan, Indiana; a brother, Raymond Dennis of Bear Branch, Indiana; and 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of nearly 50 years, Wilbur Brinson Jr., on March 30, 1998; her sisters, Betty Jean Williams and Gladys LaVerna Alford; a brother, Lowell McKinley Dennis; and three grandchildren.

Graveside services and interment will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at the Benham Cemetery in Ripley County, Indiana, with masks and social distance requested due to the COVID-19 emergency.

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

Gerald Gardner

Gerald Lee Gardner, 82, of Pendleton, Indiana and formerly of Alexandria and Madison, Indiana, died Thursday, March 26, 2020, at his home in Pendleton.

He was born Dec. 9, 1937, in Peoria, Illinois, to Fletcher Lloyd and Marie E. DeVries Gardner. He was of the Catholic faith and a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church. He was a 1956 graduate of Shawe Memorial High School in Madison and served in the U.S. Air Force and the Reserves for six years and was honorably discharged. He was owner of Central Carpet Store in Alexandria since 1972 and enjoyed his many trips back to Madison to be with his fellow high school graduates, friends and family.

Survivors include his companion of 15 years, Robin Love, of Pendleton; his daughter, Tina Marie Uccello of Pendleton; his grandchildren, Louis Uccello and Vincent Uccello; and seven nieces and nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Lloyd Francis Gardner and Robert E. “Bob” Gardner.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the St. Patrick Cemetery in Madison. Visitation is 1 p.m. until time of services Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Shawe and Pope John. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Tommy Gross

Charles Thomas “Tommy” Gross, 47, of Madison, Indiana, died on Monday, June 8, 2020, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre,www.morgan-nay.com.

Roderick Jones

Roderick Mitchell Jones, 36, of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, June 5, 2020, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

He was born on July 22, 1983, in Fort Defiance, Arizona, to Ricky and Verna A. Sandoval Jones. He married and lived in Prescott, Arizona, for many years before moving to Madison on March 7, 2020. He was an arborist and had worked at Clifty Garden Center for the last two months. He loved to go camping and enjoyed barbecuing, grilling, fishing, and hunting.

He is survived by his parents; his wife of six years, Jennifer Leininger, of Madison; his children, Abele Jones and Gabriel Jones; his stepdaughter, Savannah Lashley; two brothers: Ricky Jones Jr. of Prescott and Tristin Jones of South Jordan, Utah; his grandmother, Juanita Sandoval of Klagetoh, Arizona; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, James A. and Evelyn Mae Sam Jones, and his maternal grandfather, David Sandoval.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, on Madison’s hilltop. Friends and family may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until time of service on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Roderick Jones Memorial Fund. Contributions may be made at the funeral home or at lytlewelty.com.

Caroline McCauley

Caroline M. Lynch McCauley, 90, of Madison, Indiana, died Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the home of her daughter in Madison.

She was born Oct. 25, 1929, in Madison, to Robert Logan Lynch and Rosella Scarff. She was a 1948 graduate of Madison High School where she was the salutatorian and moved with her mother to Indianapolis and attended Indianapolis Business School, graduating in 1950. Her first job was with P.R. Mallory Company in Indianapolis and she later worked for D.A. Lubricant Company in Indianapolis. She married in 1953 and followed her husband to Germany where he was completing basic training after being drafted into the U.S. Army. Since he was a PFC, they had to live with a German family in a small village near the military post in Schweinfurt. While overseas, they utilized the opportunity to travel Europe and went to London and Paris and many other sites. They planned to visit Italy, but she returned to the U.S. after the death of her stepfather to assist her mother. After returning to Madison, she went to work for James F. Scott, CPA until starting her family. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Donald L. McCauley, of Madison; her daughters, Deborah K. Cross and Donna M. McCauley, both of Madison; her sons, Daniel K. McCauley and Darrin J. McCauley, both of Louisville; a half sister, Lynn Lynch Hughes of Nashville, Indiana; and eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 12, at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in downtown Madison. Interment will follow in the Springdale Cemetery in downtown Madison. Friends may visit from, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.

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

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

Joseph Wall

Joseph A. Wall, 33, of Madison, Indiana, died Monday, June 8, 2020, in a motorcycle accident on Deputy Pike Road. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, www.morgan-nay.com

Timothy Webster

Timothy Luke Webster, 48, of Bedford, Kentucky, died Sunday, March 22, 2020, in Trimble County, Kentucky.

He was born March 21, 1972, in Madison, Indiana, to Eunice Ann Moore. He attended school in Woodward, Oklahoma, where he lived for 11 years and returned to Trimble County in 1992. He worked as a laborer for a barge and towing company on the Ohio River for several years. He enjoyed listening to Johnny Cash, fishing, and canoeing on the Ohio River.

Survivors include his mother, Eunice Ann Moore, of Madison, Indiana; a daughter, Olivia Whitaker of Austin, Indiana; his fiancée, Melony Fisher-Webster, of Scipio, Indiana; his stepdaughter, Ashley Long of Scipio; his stepson, Collin Fisher of Madison; his sisters, Tammy Beitzel of Madison, Carrie Webster of Enid, Oklahoma and Christy Webster of Trimble County; a nephew he helped raise, Tanner Henry of Madison; and two granddaughters, six step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bob and Rachel Mosier.

A memorial gathering and service will be conducted from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Timothy Luke Webster Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, 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. Arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, Indiana, www.haskellandmorrison.com.