Norman Brown

Norman D. “Norm” Brown, 94, of Madison, Indiana, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 at River Terrace Health Campus in Madison.

He was born Sept. 5, 1925, in Milton, Kentucky, to Tullie Byron and Maude M. Smitha Brown. He grew up in Trimble County, Kentucky, attending the Milton United Methodist Church, and was a 1943 graduate of Milton High School. After high school he attended the Chicago Tech & Radio School and was then inducted into the U.S. Army March 23, 1945, in Louisville, rising to the rate of technician fourth grade serving in the Army Personnel Center during World War II. He was honorably discharged Nov. 14, 1946 at Camp Beale, California, receiving the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He lived for 41 years in Floyds Knobs, Indiana, later moving to Madison in 1993. He was a technician with WHAS in Louisville from 1963 to 1987 and for 10 years with WAVE-3 TV. He had a deep appreciation for golf and his passion often led him to the course for a 6 a.m. tee time to get his game in for the day by 8 a.m. After retirement, he spent many hours woodworking, using cherry, walnut, or reclaimed wood from the family farm. He had a tenderness for animals and cherished his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His favorite teams were the University of Kentucky and the Cincinnati Reds.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Kaninenberg Brown; a son, Gary Brown of Clarksville, Tennessee; a brother, Robert Brown of Milton; three granddaughters, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William Gayle “Bill” Brown, Joseph M. Brown, Wayne D. Brown and John Byron Brown, and his sister, Betty Jean Brown Smith.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with interment to follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Friends may visit Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

A final salute will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home conducted by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion with full military honors to follow at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison & Hanover. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

Jeffrey Ficklin

Jeffrey A. Ficklin, 47, of Madison died Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at his home.

He was born in Madison April 4, 1972, to Donald and Eva Sproessig Ficklin. He was a 1990 graduate of South Ripley High School and was employed with Nucor Steel at Ghent, Kentucky, where he worked in quality control. He was a former employee of Sentry Tubing in Madison, the Jefferson County Correctional Facility, and had worked as a Reserve Deputy for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of the Holton United Methodist Church, a former member of the Indiana National Guard, and had been active in Big Brothers/ Big Sisters in Jefferson County. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include two brothers, Tim Ficklin of Rising Sun, and Robert Ficklin of Palmyra; two nephews Dustin Whiteford and Taylor Ficklin, two nieces Katelynne Whiteford and Sophia Ficklin, and a great-nephew, Dallas Whiteford.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorials may be given to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Jefferson County in care of the funeral home.

Keith Hebner

Keith Lynn Hebner, 70, of Hanover, Indiana, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus, Indiana. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre-Hanover Chapel in Hanover.