Charles Deaton

Charles Deaton Sr., 84, of North Vernon, Indiana, died Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at his residence.

He was born August 9, 1934, in Perry County, Kentucky, to Edward and Nanalou McIntosh Deaton. He retired in 1996 after 20 years with Arvin in North Vernon and had previously worked seven years for ITT Industries. He enjoyed tinkering, buying, selling and trading, along with fishing and riding his Kubota.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Ann “Annie” Deaton; a son, Mark Deaton, and a daughter, Brenda Wolf, both of Austin; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Charles Deaton Jr. and Mike Deaton; two brothers, Frank and Billy Deaton; and three sisters, Lennie Begley, Mary Byers and Alice Wells.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and one hour before the service on Sunday. Burial will be in the Dupont Cemetery in Dupont.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Rescue 20 or Dupont Cemetery Association.



R.L. Devine

R.L. “June” Devine, 86, of Milton, Kentucky, died March 4, 2019, at his Trimble County residence.

He was born on August 25, 1932, to Rollie and Mary Bell Crawford Devine of Milton. He loved to farm his cattle and tobacco and was a big University of Kentucky fan. He loved visiting with people and telling stories but his favorite hobby was traveling with his late wife Cleo. He also had been a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge #765 of Madison, Indiana since 1975.

He is survived by three sisters, Juanita McClard of Louisville, Ann Armand of Madison, Indiana, and Virginia “Jenny” Ritchie of Bedford, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Cleo Fitzgerald Devine; and one brother, Forrest “Pete” Devine.

Services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford.

Burial will be in Bedford Cemetery, Bedford, KY.

Online condolences may be made at www.ransdellfuneral.com



Jackee Drue Griffin

Jackee Drue Griffin, 68, of Pleasureville, Kentucky, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville. She was born Nov. 2, 1950, in Warsaw, Kentucky, to Estil Miles and Dorothy Anderson Miles. She was a homemaker and a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

She is survived by her husband, Shirley J. Griffin, of Pleasureville, her four sons, Cary McGuire of La Grange, Kentucky, Jamie McGuire of Fort Myers, Florida, Jackee Shannon Griffin of La Grange, Kentucky, and Chad Griffin of La Grange, Kentucky; a daughter, Tammy Mattox of Paris, Kentucky; two brothers, Charles “Billy” Miles of Murray, Kentucky, and Terry Miles of Perry Park, Kentucky; three sisters, Rebecca McBurney and Patsy Miles, both of Carrollton, Kentucky, and Debbie Bickers of Lexington, Kentucky; and 12 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Shelley Rae Griffin, two brothers, David and Jimmy Miles, three sisters, Betty Couch, Rita Booth and Anita Kelso.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home. Visitation will begin after 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton.

Online condolences may be sent to tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com



John W. Hopper

John William “Johnny” Hopper, 72, of Lexington, Indiana, died Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover, Indiana.

He was born born Feb. 26, 1947, in Madison to Carl William and Marilyn Iris Turner Hopper. He resided most of his life in Jefferson County and was a 1965 graduate of Southwestern High School. He also attended Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. He was inducted into the U. S. Navy in 1965 and rose to the rate of Machinist Mate Two. He served aboard the USS Sitkin during the Vietnam Era and was honorably discharged in 1971. He worked early in life as a draftsman for Sieco Engineering and then in 1974 began a career with Duke Energy. He was a Maintenance Mechanic A until he retired in 2007. He was a faithful member of the New Hope Baptist Church. He helped to build the church and had served as a trustee. He loved woodworking and enjoyed making display projects for the Science Department at Hanover College. He also loved nature, hunting, fishing, trapping, bluegrass music, IU basketball and being with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Jessie Lee Miller Hopper of Lexington; his beloved daughters, Desiree Burton and Jody Gray of Lexington, and Jill Young of Sellersburg, Indiana; a sister, Barbara Allman of Lexington; his cousin who was raised like his brother, Gary Hopper, of Madison; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 2 p.m., at the New Hope Baptist Church, 5104 South State Road 62 near Chelsea, Indiana. Interment will follow in the New Bethel Cemetery near Chelsea.

Visitation will be Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre-Hanover Chapel, in Hanover, and Saturday from noon until the time of services at the church.

A final salute will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church in Chelsea with full military honors to follow at the gravesite by Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion and the United States Naval Ceremonial Unit.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Research. Cards are available at the funeral homes. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com



Charles Messmore

“Jack” Charles Jack Messmore, 85, of Madison, Indiana, died Wednesday, March 6, 2019, River Terrace Health Campus in Madison.

He was born July 26, 1933, in Jefferson County, Indiana, to Joseph David “Smokey” Messmore and Edna Furnish Martin. He resided most of his life in Jefferson County and was of the Methodist faith. He was a 1951 graduate of Central High School on Ryker’s Ridge in Jefferson County. He was inducted into the United States Army on August 21, 1954, in Madison. He rose to the rate of Specialist Four during the Korean Conflict, serving in Battery C, 524th FA Battalion working as a wireman and switchboard operator. He was honorably discharged on April 20, 1956, and transferred to the Reserves remaining there until discharged on August 27, 1959. He was first married to Jean Detmer. He later married Glenda Davis, and they enjoyed the past 29 years together, travelling to nearly all 50 states and celebrating life together. He retired from the Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation as an instrument mechanic after 39 years of service. Earlier in life he worked at the Goodman Jester Department Store in downtown Madison in stock and sales. He served as Madison Township Trustee for 12 years from 1970-1982. He served on the Jefferson County Welfare Board and the Jefferson County Red Cross Board for 10 years. He was past president of the Madison Consolidated School Board, serving from 1971-1976. He enjoyed all kinds of sports, visiting with his friends at the American Legion, and wintering in Ellenton, Florida. He held membership in Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion and the AmVets, and was a former member of Madison Moose Lodge No. 765 and the Madison Elks Lodge No. 524.

He is survived by his wife, Glenda Ann Davis Messmore of Madison; his son, Jack Douglas Messmore of Indianapolis; his daughter, Linda Howell of Knoxville, Tennessee; his step-daughter, Debra Scudder of New Castle, Indiana; his stepson, David W. Hoffman of Lexington, Kentucky; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandson; a half sister, Nancy Lauderbaugh of Madison; a half brother, Jerry Messmore of Madison; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a half brother, Thomas Greg “Turtle” Messmore; and a half sister, Annette Messmore Hackett.

Per his request a graveside service will be conducted Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 2 p.m., at the Grandview Memorial Gardens, near Madison with interment to follow. A final salute and full military honors will be provided by Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jefferson County Red Cross or Our Hospice. Cards are available at the funeral homes. Online condolences may be sent to www.morgan-nay.com



Linda Metcalfe

Linda Carol Gibson Metcalfe, 65, of Florence, Indiana, died at 2:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

She was born August 9, 1953, in Logan County, West Virginia, to Donald Ray and Della Dempsey Gibson. She was raised in Lebanon, Ohio and attended Lebanon High School. She was employed in housekeeping for Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun, Indiana, for four years and in the deli department for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, Indiana, retiring after 12 years of service. She was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed cooking and baking. She also enjoyed gardening and playing video games on her computer.

She is survived by her husband, James William “Bill” Metcalfe of Florence; her daughter, Billie Metcalfe of Saint Petersburg, Florida; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Ron Gibson of Versailles, Indiana; two sisters, Mary Marshall of Tennessee and Phyllis Schoffstoll of Morrow, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Donald Ray and Terry Lee Gibson; two brothers, Jim and Paul “Bud” Gibson, and a sister, Louis Crase.

Funeral services will be Friday, March 8, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, in Vevay.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Friday, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Linda Carol Gibson Metcalfe Memorial Fund at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com



Gary L. Ogden

Gary L. Ogden, 62, of Indianapolis, died Feb. 25, 2019.

He was born on June 6, 1956, in Madison, Indiana, to DeVon and Lucille Ogden. After graduation from Madison High School, he became an electrician, working for years as a member of local IBEW #481. After taking early retirement, he liked helping friends and his church with various projects. His great passion throughout his life was nature, particularly growing plants and wildflowers.

He is survived by his mother, Lucille (Ogden) Adams; his children, Rachel and Jacob, and four brothers, Mark, Jeff, Paul (Kim), and Mike.

He was preceded in death by his father, DeVon, and stepfather, John Adams.

A memorial service will be at Garfield Park Community Church, 743 E. Pleasant Run Pkwy, South Drive, Indianapolis, on Friday, March 29th. Visitation will be at 5 p.m. with the formal service starting at 6 p.m. A meal will immediately follow.

He spoke often of his fascination with the beauty of the Franklinia, also known as the Franklin Tree. A Franklin Tree is going to be planted and nurtured as a living memory of him and his love of nature.

A GoFundMe page has been established for donations to the Franklin Tree Fund. Or flowers may be sent to the Garfield Park Community Church for the memorial.



Joseph Roth

Joseph Thomas “Joe” Roth, 64, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville.

He was born on Jan. 25, 1955, in Portsmouth, Ohio, to Thomas S. Roth and Betty J. Delabar Roth. He was currently working in the Maintenance Department for Safran-Landing, which makes airplane braking systems. He had previously worked at the Dayton-Walther Factory in Carrollton until it closed. He had served in the United States Navy. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Carrollton. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #41 in Carrollton.

He is survived by his parents; his wife, Debbie Robbins Roth of Carrollton; a son, Josh Roth of Clinton, Iowa; three brothers, John Roth of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, Daniel Roth and William Roth, both of Portsmouth, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by abrother, Ted Roth.

Funeral services will be on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Carroll County Fair Board in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com



Margaret Taylor

Margaret Taylor, 71, of Milton, Kentucky. died Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at Hickory Creek of Madison, Indiana. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive, Madison.