India Cooper

India C. Cooper, 67, of Madison, Indiana, died Sunday, May 17, 2020, at her home.

She was born July 24, 1952, in Jackson, Mississippi, to G. Ray and Jean Rogers Cooper. She grew up in the Denver area and earned a bachelor of arts in English literature and a master’s degree in theatre from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She pursued doctoral studies in theatre history and criticism at Northwestern University. As a writer, actor and director, she worked for many years with companies including The Commons Theatre in Chicago and Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York, among others. She was also a freelance copy editor and an avid trivia fan and competitor. She appeared several times on the game show Jeopardy!, first as a five-time champion and then in several invitational tournaments including the Million Dollar Masters and the Battle of the Decades.

Survivors include a sister, Nancy Cooper of Eugene, Oregon; a brother Walt Cooper, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and a niece, two stepsons and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Fred Burrell.

Cremation was chosen and her remains will be placed alongside her husband’s in the columbarium at the Church of the Holy Trinity in New York City where they were married.

Arrangements for memorial services in Madison and New York City will be made at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Episcopal Actors’ Guild of America, 1 East 29th Street, New York, NY 10016. Contributions and condolences may also be made at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes, www.lytlewelty.com.

Dorothy Ford

Dorothy L. Ford, 91, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Baptist Health hospital in La Grange, Kentucky.

She was born Aug. 28, 1928, in Carrollton, to Henry and Ollie Elizabeth Smith Garrett. She was a housewife, mother of three daughters and a member of the English Baptist Church who enjoyed quilting in her spare time.

Survivors include her daughters, Linda Riddle of Bedford, Kentucky, Nancy Hoard of Pendleton, Kentucky and Bonnie Smith of Bedford; a sister, Hazel Fox of Bedford; two brothers, Raymond Garrett of Carrollton and Ross Garrett of Mulberry, Florida; and 18 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harvey Ford, on Aug. 13, 2011; a sister, June Sutherland; three brothers, Russell, Richard and Earl Garrett; and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral Services will be private but broadcast on Facebook LIVE on the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home Facebook Page at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 22. Interment will be in the English Cemetery near Carrollton. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday at the funeral home.

Due to COVID-19 crowd restrictions, occupancy will be limited to 33% of normal capacity. Be prepared for a possible wait line with 6-foot social distancing requirements observed and attendees requested to please wear a face covering if possible.

Memorial gifts may be given to the American Heart Association or the Bedford Baptist Church Mission Fund in care of the funeral home. Online condolences, www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.

Harold Garland Jr.

Harold Wayne Garland Jr., 74, of Vevay, Indiana, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

He was born Dec. 21, 1945, in Akron, Ohio, to Harold Wayne Garland Sr. and Gladys Collins Garland. He was raised in Columbus, Indiana, and was a 1965 graduate of Columbus High School. He attended Black Hills of South Dakota to become a chef and was employed by the Lebanon Country Club Golf Course, Ponderosa and Phillips 66 in Lebanon, Indiana. He was also a chef for Sheraton Hotel in Huntington, California, for five years and employed as a groundskeeper for Lebanon Parks and Recreation for several years. He had resided in the Tupelo, Mississippi, community for 16 years until moving to the Vevay community, was a former member of the Moose Family Center Lodge 1269 in Lebanon and the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Columbus. He enjoyed bowling, watching sports, gardening and mowing.

Survivors include his daughter, Natasha Lynn May of Madison; his sons, Harold Wayne Garland III of Seymour, Jeremy Scott Garland of Morgantown, Indiana and Brad Garland of North Vernon, Indiana; and 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Jo Carlton West-Smith-Garland; his grandson, Colton Garland; and his brothers, Ronnie and Michael Garland.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery there. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until time of services with COVID-19 crowd restrictions observed.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Activities Fund or Keeping Pace Cancer Fund c/o CFSCI. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Betty Risden

Betty June Hennebert Risden, 93, of Greenwood, Indiana and formerly of Madison and Columbus in Indiana, died Thursday, May 21, 2020, at the Aspen Trace in Greenwood. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, www.morgan-nay.com.