Mark Davis

Mark Douglas Davis, 59, of Madison, Indiana, died Wednesday March 18, 2020, at his residence. Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service in Madison, www.lytlewelty.com.

James Henry

James “Jimmy” Henry, 78, of Ghent, Kentucky, died on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.

He was born Jan. 20, 1942, in Madison, to Forest Henry. He had worked at M&T Chemical Company in Carrollton as an electrician and for American Racing in Warsaw, Kentucky, in the maintenance department. He had formerly served as Ghent Town Marshal. He was very talented and could fix about anything and was a member of the Ghent Baptist Church.

Survivors include his son, Jimmy D. Henry of Ghent; five grandchildren; Beau Henry of Glencoe, Kentucky, Cassie Arvin of La Grange, Kentucky, Jamie Cornett of Carrollton, Jennifer Lusty of Warsaw, and Jeremy Lusty of Covington, Kentucky; and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Carolyn C. Henry, on Aug. 17, 2018; a brother, David Henry; and a grandson, Joshua Lusty.

Due to current health concerns, funeral services and visitation will be private.

A memorial service is planned at a later date at the Ghent Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the Ghent Baptist Church Restoration Fund in care of the funeral home.

Arrangements entrusted to Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton. Online condolences, www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com

Kenneth Lail

Kenneth “Ken” Ray Lail, 81, of Bristol, Indiana, died Thursday, March 12, 2020, at his home in Bristol.

He was born Dec. 15, 1938, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Larkin Sr. and Elizabeth Holmes Lail. A graduate of Henry Clay High School there, he attended the University of Kentucky College of Engineering. He married Linda Jane Bell of Trimble County and they lived there for several years while he served as a Kentucky State Police Trooper. After leaving law enforcement in 1964, he joined Grote Manufacturing in Madison, Indiana, before moving to Elkhart, Indiana, in 1971. In Elkhart, he held numerous management positions in the recreational vehicle industry until 1980 when he and his wife co-owned and partnered in Keyline Sales and Linken Inc. He was also president of Lail Realty LLC and a former member of the Rotary and Elks clubs. He cherished being an Kentucky Colonel and the humorous questions that sometimes innocently arose since most of his northern friends and colleagues knew nothing about the honorary title.They often asked him if he knew Colonel Sanders. Although a high handicapper, he enjoyed playing golf and held membership at various country clubs, including Christiana Creek and Elcona near Elkhart and the Classics at Lely Resort in Naples, Florida. He had played baseball and basketball in his youth and coached Little League baseball and followed a variety of sports. He loved the beaches of Naples, Marco Island and Gulf Shores, and the outdoors. He loved to fish whether on the banks of the Ohio River, creeks of Kentucky, lakes of the south or the ocean.

He is survived by five children, Denise Crafton of Hanover, Indiana, Joy Bray of Wasilla, Alaska, Brian Lail of Elkhart, John Lail of Bright, Indiana and Leslie Lail Futterknecht of Bristol; a brother, Marion Lail of Lexington; and 12 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, one greatgreat grandchild, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 54 years; his daughter, Jody; and his brother, Larkin Lail Jr.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, March 20, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow at Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky. Friends may visit from noon until time of services Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or the Indiana Traumatic Brain Injury Institute. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

Merle Smith Jr.

Merle Smith Jr., 61, of Turners Station in Carroll County, Kentucky, died Saturday, March 14, 2020, at his residence.

He was born on March 12, 1959, in San Pedro, California, to Merle Smith Sr. and Alberta Marie Eby Smith. He was president of Smith Tool and Fabrication in English, Kentucky, where here was a machinist. He was a member of the English Baptist Church and in his spare time enjoyed fishing, playing video games, nature and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his father; his wife, Yolanda Popp Smith, of Turners Station; a daughter, Kristian Elizabeth Stone of Turners Station; a son, Travis Smith of Turners Station; a sister, Diane Marie Hahn of Metamora, Ohio; and three grandchildren.

He ws preceded in death by his mother; a brother, Tony Lee Smith, and a grandchild, Gauge Chrisman Brock.

Due to current Centers for Disease Control guidelines to combat the coronavirus, funeral Services and visitation will be private at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Kentucky. Burial will be in the English Cemetery near Carrollton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the Smith Family in care of the funeral hom.