John Birch

John Douglas Birch, 30, of Vevay, Indiana and formerly of Jacksonburg, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in a truck accident on S.R. 56 at the Clifty Falls State Park south entrance just west of Madison, Indiana.

He was born Aug. 10, 1989 in Trenton, Ohio, to John A. and Pamela Douglas Birch. He grew up in Jacksonburg and graduated from Edgewood High School in 2008 where he competed in football and wrestling. After high school, he attended Miami University until transferring to Sinclair Community College to become a machinist like his father.

He had worked for MTR Martco in Middletown, Ohio, for several years and was currently employed at Clifty Engineering & Tool as a machinist specializing in programming for the past three years. He previously had worked at Dormans in Warsaw, Kentucky. He enjoyed being outdoors, hiking with his dog and riding his side by side, but most of all spending time with his friends and workout buddies at Mad City Crossfit in Madison. He was quick to form friendships and lend encouragement and lived by the motto “Don’t talk about it, be about it.” He attended the Vevay Assembly Church in Vevay, Indiana.

Survivors include his parents of Vevay; his brothers, Kaleb Birch of Columbus, Ohio and Luke Birch of Vevay; his sister, Molly Birch of Vevay; his maternal grandmother Barbara Douglas of Vevay; his maternal grandfather, Wendle Wayne Douglas of Chipley, Florida; his paternal grandparents, Ronald and Dora Birch of Trenton, Ohio; and two nieces, three aunts and an uncle.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 at the Towne Boulevard Church of God in Franklin, Ohio. Interment will follow in the Collinsville Cemetery in Oxford, Ohio.

Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m. Additional visitations will be held at the church in Ohio from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. until time of service Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the John Birch Memorial Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences,

Joseph Bucceri

Joseph O. Bucceri, 67, of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, November 29, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison. Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service or at

Foster Helm

Foster Blanton Helm, 83, of Milton, Kentucky, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at the Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville.

He was born in Carroll County, Kentucky, on April 24, 1936 to James T. and Hattie B. Walters Helm.

He was a Baptist and farmed throughout most of his life. He retired as a drill press operator with Williamson Heater Factory, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War achieving the rank of SP5 and was a member of the Major Samuel Woodfill American Legion Post No. 9 in Madison, Indiana. He enjoyed going to country music venues and auctions around the area.

Survivors include a daughter, Darlyne Martin of Milton; and four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Loetta Helm in 2010; three sisters, Fannie E. Foster, Cora Catherine Ward and Nannie Frances Helm; and two brothers, James S. Helm and Bennie Helm.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Ghent Masonic Cemetery in Ghent, Kentucky.

Online condolences may be made at

Golden Hyman

Golden D. Blakeman Hyman, 86, of Hanover, Indiana, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover, Indiana. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre-Hanover Chapel in Hanover.

James Turner Jr.

James C. Turner Jr., 79, of Milton, Kentucky, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at the Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison, Indiana. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.