Jason Cosby

Jason Franklin Cosby, 44, of Madison died Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at his home.

He was born June 30, 1974, in Marion, Illinois, the son of Carlton E. Cosby and Louise Watkins. He livded nearly all his life in Jefferson County and was a 1993 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School.

While in high school, he played football and served as captain of the team. He also was twice an all-state player and four times an all-conference player. He was a member of St. Stephens AME Church in Hanover and the Sons of Madison Post 1969 of the VFW. He enjoyed being a volunteer coach for MCHS football. He loved football, especially the Indianapolis Colts, socializing with his friends and family, but most of all his children. He was a best friend to everyone he loved, helping any way he could.

He is survived by his wife, Amy Renee Dale Cosby of Madison, whom he married July 17, 2006; two sons, Jason Dale Cosby and Kalvin Franklin Cosby, both of Madison; one daughter, Kelsie Matthews of Sulfur, Kentucky; his father, Carlton E. Cosby of Hanover; four brothers, Carlton J. Cosby and Donald E. Cosby, both of Madison, Richard E. Watkins and Robert L. Watkins, both of Pittsburg, Illinois; one granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise Watkins.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from noon until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Jason F. Cosby Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

William Lay

William Alton “Bill” Lay, 75, of Versailles, Indiana, formerly of Patriot, Indiana, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, at his home.

He was born May 23, 1943, in Liberty, Kentucky, the son of Thornton Bantam and Bessie L. Buck Lay. He was raised in Aurora, Indiana, where he attended school. He worked as a machine operator for Campbell Hausfield in Harrison, Ohio, from 1973 until 1978. He was a former forklift driver and machinist for General Electric in Cincinnati, from 1979 until 1993. He later worked as a custodian for Garnett and Scott in Carrollton, Kentucky, for a few years. He lived in Patriot, Indiana, for 32 years; Rexville, Indiana for 10 years, and in Versailles, Indiana, for five years. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Bennington, Indiana. He enjoyed fishing, watching old western movies and spending time with his kids and grandkids.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Sue Crawford Lay of Versailles, Indiana; a son, Richard “Rich” Lay of East Enterprise, Indiana; a daughter, Renda Mills of Quercus Grove, Indiana; two brothers, Carl Lay and Chester Lay, both of East Enterprise; three sisters, Linda Cann and Connie Sigmon, both of East Enterprise and Carolyn Wright of Milan, Indiana; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lilly Mae Lay; two brothers, Stanley Lay and Jesse Lay; one half-brother, Raymond Lay; and one half-sister, Datha Carman.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will follow in Vevay Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Keeping Pace Cancer Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at haskellandmorrison.com

Nancy Louden

Nancy Lee Pennington Louden, 75, of Dry Ridge, Kentucky, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Williamstown, Kentucky.

She was born in English, Carroll County, Kentucky, March 30, 1943, to Harold E. and Lucy Mae Coghill Pennington. She was a member of Sherman Baptist Church in Dry Ridge, was active in the W.M.U. at church and was retired from the collections department of CitiBank in Florence, Kentucky. She also worked in the human resources department of Clarion Manufacturing Co. in Walton, Kentucky. She was formerly a member of Grant County Homemakers, loved birds, watching all sporting events and enjoyed her cats, Captain and Fluffy.

She is survived by her husband, Darrell Louden of Dry Ridge; a daughter, Rocklin L. Ballenger of Williamstown, Kentucky; two sisters, Janie Wright of Turners Station, Kentucky, and Lesia Barnhill of Ghent, Kentucky; one brother, Rickie Pennington of Ghent, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Vickie Lee Louden; her parents; and a brother, Forrest Eugene Pennington.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Gideon Bible Program in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com

Frances Perkins

Frances Clara Wittkamp Perkins, 94, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at the Hospice Inpatient Care Center in Louisville.

She was born Oct. 21, 1924, in Cincinnati, to Francis Anthony and Mary Anna Berling Wittkamp. She graduated from Cincinnati Vocational Sewing High School and had been a sales clerk in the variety section of the former Parkview IGA Grocery in Carrollton. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church.

She is survived by a son-in-law, Robert Lindsay of Carrollton; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, H.W. “Jack” Perkins; a daughter, Gloria Ann Lindsay; two sisters, Mary Helen Mueller and Marcella Alberta Wittkamp; and a brother, Christopher A. A. Wittkamp.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton.

Visitation will be at the church Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations The Carroll County Food Pantry, St. John Community Outreach or Carroll County Public Library in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com

Betty Smith

Betty Jean Brown Smith, 88, of Madison died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at King’s Daughters Hospital.

She was born. March 13, 1930, in Trimble County, Kentucky, to Tully and Maude Smitha Brown. She was raised in Milton and attended Milton High School. She worked for several years early in her life at the Madison Telephone Company and at the Hanover Nursing Center. She devoted most of her life to being a loving wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma and a homemaker. She was a faithful member of the Calvary Wesleyan Church in Madison. She loved her church work, reading the Bible, caring for her family, going on drives around Madison and Trimble County and wintering in Palmetto, Florida.

She is survived by two sons, Terry Smith of Sheperdsville, Kentucky, and Jeff Smith of North Vernon, Indiana; one daughter, Kim Briner of Madison; two brothers, Norman Brown of Madison and Robert Brown of Milton; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Acie P. Smith Jr.; her parents; and four brothers, Joe, Wayne, John and William Brown.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Dupont Cemetery in Dupont, Indiana.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Calvary Wesleyan Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com