George Bledsoe Sr.

George Ray Bledsoe Sr., 75, of Vevay, Indiana, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at the Switzerland County Community Church in Vevay.

He was born May 1, 1944, in Cincinnati to Willie and Sudie May Honeycutt Bledsoe. He grew up in Cincinnati and was a 1962 graduate of Grapevine High School in Grapevine, Texas. He owned and operated Bledsoe & Sons Contracting in Vevay for 20 years and was a member of the Switzerland County Community Church. He will be remembered for his love of playing many instruments but his favorite was playing his guitar and singing. He also enjoyed taking daily walks and cooking.

He is survived by his wife, Cassandra M. “Sandy” Hines Bledsoe of Vevay; two sons, George Ray Bledsoe Jr. of Greensburg, Indiana, and Robert Eugene Bledsoe of Vevay; one daughter, Kaye Uhlmansiek of Rising Sun, Indiana, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Junior, David, Robert and Charles Bledsoe.

Private family services will be conducted.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Community Church. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com



Jake Hammond

Jake Austin Hammond, 21, of North Vernon, Indiana, died Oct. 16, 2019, at his residence.

He was born June 17, 1998, in Columbus, Indiana, to Mont Hammond and Natalie Brown Vance. He graduated from Jennings County High School and was attending IU Southeast. He worked for the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Jeffersonville. He was a self-taught guitar player and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his father, Mont Hammond and his wife, Melissa, of Scipio; his mother, Natalie Vance and her husband, Leslie, of North Vernon; one sister, Kaylee Hammond of North Vernon; two stepsisters, Cheyanne Vance and Alexandria Vance, both of Madison, Indiana; grandparents, Judy Andrew, and James and Carnita McPherson, all of Madison, and Steve Brown of Columbus, and Jim and Elizabeth Hammond, both of Scipio.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery.



Angela Hardin

Angela “Carol” Hardin, 58, of Cincinnati, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.

She was born Nov. 22, 1960, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, to Jimmy D. Hardin and Reva Jane Metcalfe Fleihman. She was a nurse’s aide and cook for Westside Terrace in Cincinnati for 10 years before becoming disabled. She enjoyed buying lottery tickets, gambling and going to the casino. She also enjoyed helping people and liked her dog and all animals.

She is survived by one daughter, Shauna Lynn Lyon of Vevay, Indiana; two sons, Lance David Hardin and Daniel James Hardin, both of Vevay; her father and her step-mother, Jimmy D. and Kerris Hardin of Jeffersonville, Indiana; her mother, Reva Jane Metcalfe Fleihman of Rising Sun, Indiana; one brother, Jimmie Hardin of Rising Sun; three sisters, Tonia “Peanut” Savage of Cincinnati, Gerrilynn Henderson of Warsaw, Kentucky, and Michelle Riddell of Lexington, Kentucky; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at the funeral home.

Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Angela “Carol” Hardin Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home.

Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com



Manfred Hassel

Manfred “Fred” Hans Hassel, 86, of Madison, Indiana, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover, Indiana.

He was born Oct. 2, 1933, in Weinheim, Germany, to Hans and Else Zinser Hassel. At age 15 he enrolled in an apprenticeship program with Freudenberg that developed into a career as a chemist and later as a production manager specializing in manmade leather products. His career briefly brought the family to Madison, Indiana, in the early 1970s when he worked to establish production at Robus Products. In 1984, after establishing several other such production lines around the world, he and his wife settled in Madison where he continued in his position at Robus until his retirement. Never one to sit still for long, he began working at McDonald’s. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, walking in his neighborhood near Hereford Lake and chatting with his neighbors, sharing the bounty from the peach and apple trees that grew in his yard, and cultivating his flower and vegetable gardens. He also enjoyed wintering in Fort Myers, Florida, and was a fan of Indiana University basketball. He was a member of the German-American Club of Louisville and the Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Dietlinde “Linda” Harnisch Hassel; two daughters, Monika Schmitt of Gorxheimertal, Germany and Beate Forstbauer of Karlsruhe, Germany, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Margot and Gertie.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be said Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Madison. Interment will follow in the Saint Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Madison.

Friends may call Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Prince of Peace Catholic Schools or Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Cards are available at the funeral home or at the church on the day of the services.

Online condolences can be made at www.morgan-nay.com.



Dewey Lynch

Dewey Dean Lynch, 76, of Hanover, Indiana, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.

He was born Jan. 28, 1943, in Greenhall, Kentucky, to Finley and Sudie Buttery Lynch. He lived his early life in Kentucky and moved to Jefferson County at the age of 5. He graduated in 1962 from the first graduating class of Southwestern High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army and rose to the rate of Private First Class serving in Company A Second Battalion 138th Armored Division during the Vietnam era. He was honorably discharged July 10, 1963. He worked early in life for Russell Gray at his service station in Kent, then at the Greyhound Bus Station in Scottsburg where he was manager. He worked at Cummins Engine Company in Columbus and, in 1972, he began driving the bus for White Star in Madison until 1984 when he became disabled. He was raised in and was a member of the Lick Branch Baptist Church in Deputy. He loved music and chording on the acoustic guitar and going to his grandchildren’s sporting events. He was a fantastic roller skater and always enjoyed going to yard sales.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae White Lynch of Hanover; two daughters, Rhonda Worrell of Hanover; and Donna Duke of Madison; one brother, Paul Lynch of Tampa, Florida, and one sister, Lucy Anderson of Hanover, eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by one sister, Shirley Lynch Jent.

Funeral services will be Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at 4 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Hanover Chapel, in Hanover. Interment will follow in the Lick Branch Cemetery in Deputy, Indiana.

Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre - Hanover Chapel.

A final salute with military honors will be conducted Sunday at 4:30 p.m. by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dewey Lynch Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com



Edward Snell

Edward Lee “Eddie” Snell, 70, of Milton, Kentucky, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at the Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville.

He was born Sept. 29, 1949, in Madison to John Edward and Jewell Colleen McCord Snell. He lived most of his life in Trimble County and attended school there. He was inducted into the U.S. Army Jan. 23, 1968, in Louisville and rose to the rate of Specialist Four serving in Company A 47th Engineers Battalion during the Vietnam War, receiving his Parachute Badge and serving in the 101st Airborne Division. He was honorably discharged Feb. 5, 1971, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He then remained in the Reserves until being discharged on Jan. 22, 1974.

He farmed all of his life and had earlier worked in construction and demolition in Detroit. His service during Vietnam later affected his health and he became a disabled American Veteran for the remainder of his life. He was Christian and enjoyed the outdoors, wildlife and hunting. He also enjoyed art and would paint, do wood burning and crochet. He was a loving dad, papa, brother and uncle and, at the time of his death, was looking forward to being a great grandfather.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Scully Snell; a daughter, Kami Broughton of Scottsburg, Indiana; a son, Ryan Snell of Milton; two sisters, Judith Diane Powell of Madison and Gwendolyn E. Mosely of Dry Ridge, Kentucky; two brothers, Randall Thomas Snell of Milton and Mark Kevin Snell of Carrollton, Kentucky; four grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with interment to follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.

Visitation will be Sunday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. A final salute will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Monday by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion with full military honors to follow at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eddie Snell Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com



John David Stoner

John David Stoner, 77, of Hanover, Indiana, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at Majestic Care of Sheridan in Sheridan, Indiana. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.



Jon Tucker

Jon Arthur Tucker, 64, of Madison, Indiana, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 at Hosparus Health Inpatient Care Center in Louisville.

He was born in Greensburg, Indiana, on June 5, 1955 to EJ and Gertrude Holcomb Tucke. He graduated from Jennings County High School in North Vernon, Indiana, in 1973 and joined the U.S. Army in August of that year in Indianapolis. He was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division and was honorably discharged on Aug. 30, 1977 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Upon returning from military service, he became manager of the Burger Chef restaurant in Greensburg. In his spare time he worked at his family’s Christmas tree farm. He later worked for Essex Casting in Columbus, Indiana, as a furnace operator until the firm closed in the 1990s. After that, he moved to Madison and worked as a certified boiler operator in the powerhouse of the Madison State Hospital until his retirement.

He enjoyed hydroplane racing and served as pit chairman for the Madison Regatta and was a member in good standing with the regatta committee for many years. He loved military history and airplanes, trains, fireworks, the band KISS, target shooting, reading and campfires.

Survivors include a sister, Kathleen Sprinkle, and six nieces, two nephews, many great nieces and nephews, and his beloved friend, Lynn Melton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Twila Criswell, and a brother, Denver Tucker.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday Oct. 24, 2019 at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison with internment in the columbarium at the cemetery to follow.

Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel on Madison’s hilltop, is in charge of the arrangements.