Michael Brierly

Michael Joseph Brierly, 48, of Milton, Kentucky, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at Kings Daughter’s Health in Madison, Indiana.

He was born Jan. 18, 1971, to Robert Joseph Brierly and Linda Temple Huff. He loved his family, loved a good joke and had a quick comeback to any comment he didn’t agree with. He enjoyed watching movies and TV, especially Jeopardy, and would compete victoriously against the other contestants. He was also known to have a shot of whiskey now and then and was quite the prankster. He was proud of his daughters and his grandchildren and couldn’t help but smile when their names were mentioned.

Survivors include his mother; daughters, Matasha Uribe of Prestonburg, Kentucky, and Megan Chaffins of Paintsville, Kentucky; a sister Melissa Brierly Kandall of Milton, and six grandchildren and many family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Gregory Allen Brierly, and an infant granddaughter, Kylie Chaffins.

Cremation was chosen. Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford Kentucky is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolence may be made at www.ransdellfuneral.com



Johnny Burns

Johnny Kirtley Burns, 49, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton.

He was born Nov. 18, 1969, in Carrollton to John Henry Burns and Joyce Faye Beach Burns of Carrollton. He enjoyed participating in Special Olympics of Kentucky, and, during his life he never let his medical conditions slow him down. Some of his favorite hobbies were playing guitar and singing, fishing, working puzzles, painting and basketball. He was a member of the Relevant Church in Carrollton for many years and most recently had become a member of Dividing Ridge Apostolic Church in Sanders, Kentucky.

He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Aleshia Tallent of Pleasureville, Kentucky, and Alma Shields of Ghent, Kentucky; his maternal grandparents, Albert and Alma Beach of Carrollton; and a niece, two nephews, three great-nieces, three great-nephews and two great-step-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ernest and Julie Burns.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at Dividing Ridge Apostolic Church in Sanders. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service at the church. Burial will take place in the New Bethel Cemetery in Verona, Kentucky.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the Dividing Ridge Apostolic Church or the Crusade For Children in care of the funeral home.

Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton is in charge of arrangements. Condolences, www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com



Charles Coy II

Charles William “Charlie” Coy II, 43, of Dillsboro, Indiana, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

He was born March 8, 1976, in Lawrenceburg to Charles William Coy and Linda Jean Robbins Coy. He grew up in Dillsboro and attended Rising Sun High School. He worked in masonry for 20 years and was formerly employed by Baumgartner in Versailles, Indiana.

Survivors include his mother, of Sunman, Indiana; his wife, Camilla Renea Theetge Coy of Patriot, Indiana; daughters, Jacqueline Bills of Aurora, Indiana, and Karah Coy of Brighton, Michigan; sons Blake Coy of Brookville, Indiana, and Wyatt Coy of Brighton, and a sister, Theresa Coy, of Brighton.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, Indiana. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charles William Coy II. Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com



Betty Cox

Betty Jean Smith Cox, 92, of Madison, Indiana, and formerly of Franklin, Indiana, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at her home in Madison.

She was born Nov. 14, 1926, in Franklin to Otto C. Smith Sr. and Hazel Marie Mitchell Smith. She was a 1945 graduate of Franklin High School and married George B. Cox in 1946. They had one daughter and settled south of Franklin where they farmed together all their life. She raised chickens and sold eggs throughout the Shiloh Community and they owned Maynard’s Mums for several years. She enjoyed talking to everyone who came to buy flowers and vegetables. After her husband died in 1983 she worked in the cafeteria at Needham Elementary School. She was a long-time and faithful member of Shiloh Community Church where she joyfully served where she was needed. She moved to Madison in 1997 to be closer to her family and enjoyed worshipping in several area Baptist churches as long as her health permitted. She was a member of RSVP and especially enjoyed making baby hats for newborns at King’s Daughters’ Hospital and sock monkeys for many young children. She loved being outside mowing her lawn, growing flowers and vegetables, working jigsaw puzzles, quilting and being with her family. She lived each day by her personal motto “Busy people are happy people.”

Survivors include a daughter, Ann DeMoss of Madison; a grandson, Justin DeMoss of Loveland, Ohio; a granddaughter, Katie DeMoss Dankel of Erlanger, Kentucky; her brother, Les Smith of North Little Rock, Arkansas; and four great-grandchildren, other relatives and close friend Wilma Sullivan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brothers Otto C. Smith Jr. and Walter Smith.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at the Shiloh Community Church in Franklin with interment at Second Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Franklin.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, Indiana, and from 11 a.m. until services Monday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shiloh Community Church or Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Health.

Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com



Eddie Mefford

Eddie Mack Mefford, 68, of Ghent, Kentucky, died Nov. 11 in Louisville.

He was born May 22, 1951, to Mary Ellen Mefford and Hubert Mefford. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Kemper Construction Company, a truck driver for 25 years and served as deputy sheriff of Carroll County for 20 years. He also served his country in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Melody Sue Mefford; one son, Lonnie Dale Mefford of Carrollton; one daughter: Tracy Chipman of Ghent; four brothers, Gayle Mefford of Madison Indiana, David Mefford and Andy Mefford, both of Carrollton, and Roger Mefford of Ghent; his mother, Mary Ellen Mefford, eight grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Vernon Mefford, and one sister, Mary “Sissy” Wells.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Family Worship Center in Carrollton.

Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 14, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the worship center and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service. Burial will follow in the Ghent Cemetery.

Graham-Dunn Funeral Home in Carrollton is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.



Wilbur Poling

Wilbur “Dale” Poling, 59, of near Quercus Grove, Indiana, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

He was born April 2, 1960, in Madison, Indiana, to Wilbur E. “Webb” and Linda L. Green Poling. He grew up in Switzerland County, Indiana, and was a 1978 graduate of the Switzerland County High School. In 1979 he was employed in maintenance for the Indiana Department of Transportation for the Aberdeen Unit, retiring in 2016 after 37 years. He enjoyed playing softball, rabbit hunting, basketball — especially IU — and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his mother, Linda L. Green Poling, of near Quercus Grove; brothers Michael R. Poling of near Quercus Grove and Steven G. Poling of Patriot, Indiana; two nieces, several great-great-nieces and a great-nephew and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father in 2002.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com



Kenneth McKeand

Kenneth W. McKeand, 67, of Warsaw, Indiana, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw, Indiana.

He was born April 5, 1952 in Madison, Indiana, to Kenneth A. and Anna Louise Richey McKeand and graduated from Madison High School in 1970. He married Priscilla Miller in 1972 and was owner of The Optician for 20 years and worked as an optician for The Spectacle Shoppe in Warsaw for seven years. He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Atwood, Indiana.

Survivors include his wife; sons Christopher McKeand of Warsaw and Nathan McKeand of Plymouth, Indiana; a brother, Charles McKeand of Norman, Indiana, and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel in Warsaw with the funeral service starting at 2 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

Memorial donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund. To sign the guestbook or send a condolence, go to www.mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com



Renny Rieman

Renny Lee Rieman, 69, of Madison, Indiana, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Baptist Health-Floyd Hospital in New Albany, Indiana.

He was born Jan. 24, 1950, to Walter Ralph and Josie Marie Marsh Rieman in Batesville, Indiana. He grew up in East Enterprise, a small farming village in Switzerland County, and acquired his people skills, work ethics and commitment to detail early in life by working at the family grocery and hardware store there. He attended Allensville Elementary School and graduated from Vevay High School in 1968. He graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree and from IUPUI with a master’s. A lifelong educator, he attained certification through Indiana University to guide programs for Gifted and Talented Students, as well as an EdS in Administration of Elementary Schools and an EdS in Administration and Director of Special Education Programs. At Southwestern Elementary School in Hanover, Indiana, he fulfilled multiple roles as teacher, vice principal and principal. He also taught 21 years at four different elementaries for Madison Consolidated Schools — Deputy, Lydia Middleton, Eggleston and E.O. Muncie. He was a member of East Enterprise United Methodist Church, Switzerland County Historical Society, Ripley County Historical Society, Indiana Retired Teachers Association, Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association and Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity, plus past memberships in Jefferson County Historical Society and Southwestern Teachers Association. He enjoyed genealogy, photography, cooking, and particularly gardening. Veterans held a special spot in his heart and he had much empathy for senior citizens often forgotten or critically ill. He appreciated his friends who cared for him during his trying illness. In his words, “you made his pain and suffering bearable.”

He is survived by one brother, Rick Lynn Rieman of Madison; nephews, Reggie Rieman, Ethan Rieman and Hunter Rieman; great-nephews, Rylan, Wyatt and Cole; an aunt, Marge Rieman of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bruce and Bessie Whitham Rieman, Joseph and Maryetta Driver Marsh; his parents, and one brother, Reggie M. Rieman.

A remembrance ceremony will be Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at 7 p.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will be private in the New Liberty Cemetery at East Enterprise, Indiana.

Visitation will be Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Renny Rieman Remembrance Fund (his brother will choose things to be honored in Renny’s memory) or the Wounded Warrior Project. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover.

Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com



Billy Robbins

Billy Joe Robbins, 84, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Signature Healthcare of Carrollton.

He was born Feb. 19, 1935, in Carrollton to John William Robbins and Josie Rudelle Richmond Robbins. He had worked at the former Teledyne Manufacturing in Carrollton as a mechanic and enjoyed farming. He served in the Army National Guard, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carrollton, the Pioneer Power Tractor Club in Carrollton and served on the Board of Directors of Farm Bureau Insurance Company.

Survivors include a daughter, Candice Allene Perkins of Sanders, Kentucky; three sons, Billy Joe Robbins, John Timothy Robbins and Randy Robbins, all of Carrollton, six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Doris Ann Ayres Robbins, nd a brother, Bobby Gene Robbins.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton.

Condolences, www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com



Carol Springer

Carol Dean Toole Springer, 89, of Mt. Sterling, Indiana, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at Hosparus Health Inpatient Care Center in Louisville.

She was born March 28, 1930, in Cincinnati to Garland Hugh and Gertrude Virginia Edwards Toole. She grew up in Cincinnati and attended high school there. She was married to Donald Springer in 1951 and they had four daughters and seven sons. She had lived in the Switzerland County community since 1972, was employed by US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, retiring after nine years, and was a member of the Plum Creek Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her sons, Gary Springer of Lamb, Indiana, Donald Timothy Springer, Kenny Springer, Thomas Springer and Joseph Springer, all of Vevay, and Douglas Springer of Osgood, Indiana; daughters Donna Jo Nelson and Colleen Cox, both of Cincinnati, and Rebecca Carol Meyer and Deborah Springer, both of Vevay; a sister, Joan Ellen Lee of Georgetown, Kentucky, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brothers, Larry and Jerry Toole and a sister, Roselyn Munson.

Funeral services will be at noon Friday, Nov, 15, 2019, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com



Virginia Stewart

Virginia “Ann” Wilking Maddox Stewart, 80, of Madison, Indiana, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Kindred Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born August 12, 1939, in Madison to Stayton Wilbur and Virginia Fern Stivers Wilking. She lived all of her life in Madison and attended Madison High School. She retired from Reliance Electric Company after 35 years in assembly and production. She worked part time at Damon’s and Hammond’s Restaurants. She attended St. John’s United Church of Christ earlier in life. She had held membership in the Madison VFW Post No. 1969 Auxiliary, Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765. She enjoyed playing Bingo, puzzles, her family and working in her yard.

She is survived by one daughter, Debra Rowlett of Madison; two sons, Gary Rand Maddox of Madison and Aaron Maddox of Dupont, Indiana; three brothers, Charles “Chuck” Wilking of Ball, Louisiana, and Larry Wilking and Richard Lee Wilking, both of Madison; three sisters, Brenda Sue Wilking, Linda Lou Fisher and Mary Kay Gosman, all of Madison; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; the father of her children, Louis Rand Maddox; two sisters, Rose Jones and Frances “Susie” Cherry, and one brother, James “Yogi” Wilking.

Funeral services will be Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Bayless Cemetery in Madison

Visitation will be Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com



Gene Wells

Gene Wells, 88, of Charlestown, Indiana, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at River Crossing Assisted Living in Charlestown. Arrangements will be announced by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre-Hanover Chapel in Hanover, Indiana.