Judith Bennett

Judith Elaine “Judi” Sullivan Bennett, 69, of Madison, Indiana, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born July 20, 1950, in Madison, to Robert William and Betty JoAnn Richmond Sullivan. She lived her early life in Madison before the family moved to Weston, West Virginia, where she graduated from high school. She later lived in Huntington, West Virginia; Roanoke, Virginia, and Weston, West Virginia, as they moved with the employment of her husband, Raymond Marshall Bennett. She settled back in Madison in 1995 and retired from Grote Industries after 17 years as an assembler. She was a member of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion Auxiliary and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed reading books, playing games on her computer and being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by one son, Douglas R. Bennett of Salem, Virginia; one daughter, Delesa “Dee Dee” Bennett Maddox of Madison; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four brothers, William Keith Sullivan and Mark Sullivan of Madison, Robert Sullivan of Hanover, Indiana, and Richard Lane Sullivan of Louisville; the father of her children, Raymond Marshall Bennett of Weston, Virginia, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at 7 p.m., at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

Bernetta Berry

Bernetta “Sue” Finch Huff Berry, 81, of Madison, Indiana, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born Aug. 31, 1938, in Deputy, Indiana to S. Paul and Marjorie Gudgel Finch. She lived all of her life in Jefferson County, was a member of Coffee Creek Baptist Church in Paris Crossing, Indiana, and a 1956 graduate of Deputy High School. She married Roy Huff in 1957 at the Coffee Creek Baptist Church. She later married Roger Keith Berry in 1980. She worked as a secretary at the Jefferson Proving Ground for 26 years before retiring and loved spending time with her dog, Tiger, and being with her family.

Survivors include her second husband, Roger Keith Berry; a son, Jeff Huff of Lexington, Indiana; two daughters, Sherry S. Huff of Madison and Kim A. Williams of Indianapolis, and four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, James R. “Jimmy” Huff; a stepson, Lance Christopher Berry, and a brother, Paul Gene Finch.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with interment to follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Monday at the funeral home.

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



Mildred Jackson

Mildred Ruth Demaree Jackson, 98, of Madison, Indiana, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at her home.

She was born March 7, 1921, in Rexville, Indiana, to Elmer and Myrtle Boswell Demaree. She grew up on the family farm and was a 1940 graduate of New Marion High School. She had lived in Madison since 1954. She grew up in the West Fork Baptist Church, and, after moving to Madison, attended Calvary Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, canning, gardening, playing cards, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker, devoted wife, mom, grandma and great-grandma. After the death of her husband and as her health declined, she became a resident at Jewel Place and was lovingly cared for by the staff there.

She is survived by one son, James Darrell Jackson of Madison; one daughter, Carolyn Jackson of Brandon, Florida; two granddaughters; two great-grandsons; one sister, Lillian Beryl Hartman of Centerville, Ohio, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Harold Melvin “Hickory” Jackson; her parents, six brothers, Virgil Elmer Demaree, Lester Leroy Demaree, Charles Walter Demaree, Raymond Demaree, Jesse Lloyd Demaree, Neill “Whitey” Demaree, and three sisters, Florence Virginia Laswell, Gladys Cook and Evelyn P. Demaree.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at 1 p.m., at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.

Visitation will be Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association for Dementia. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

Howard Robbins

Howard L. Robbins, 74, of Clintonville, West Virginia, formerly of Madison, Indiana, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at his home.

He was born April 24, 1945, in Zanesville, Ohio, to the Rev. Stanley Thomas Robbins and Frances Lucille Hoadley Robbins. He was raised in Cincinnati from the time he was 6 years old. He married Mary Rebecca “Becky” Brock in 1964. He attended God’s Bible School in Cincinnati and Jacksonville Theological Seminary and earned his doctorate in Christian psychology. He pastored several churches in the area including, Ludlow Hill in Lawrenceburg for three years, Vevay for six years, Madison for four years, Evansville for four years, London, Kentucky, for two years and Rising Sun for four years. He was pastor of the Church of the Nazarene in Morristown, Indiana, for seven years and then retired. He loved serving people and spending time with his family and was a loving husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa. He enjoyed playing the guitar, playing softball and being with family. In 2014 he lost the love of his life, Becky, and was lost without her. In 2015, he married Gloria Jean McKenzie and they made their home in Clintonville, West Virginia.

He is survived by one daughter, Michelle Louise Turner-Cochran of Milton, Kentucky; one son, Howard Anthony “Tony” Robbins Sr. of Columbus, Ohio; his second wife, Gloria Jean McKenzie Robbins of Clintonville, West Virginia; two brothers, the Rev. Stanley Victor Robbins of Vevay, Indiana, and Douglas J. Robbins of Lake City, Florida; one sister, Yvonne Marlene “Sue” Cox of Mountain City, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife; one sister, Wanda Lemon, and one brother, Paul Edwin “Eddie” Robbins.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at 1 p.m., at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, near Madison.

Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. Howard L. Robbins Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com