James Augustin

James A. Augustin, 42, of Madison died Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at his home.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel or at lytlewelty.com

Linda Barnes

Linda Barnes, 75, of Sanders, Kentucky, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, at her home.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service or at lytlewelty.com

Dennie Hackney

Dennie L. Hackney, 70, of Madison died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service or at lytlewelty.com

Dennis Nieberding

Dennis V. Nieberding, 80, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Madonna Manor in Villa Hills, Kentucky.

He was born August 5, 1938, in Covington, Kentucky, the son of Vincent George and Lillian Louise Chowning Nieberding. He was a member of Carrollton Christian Church, a graduate of St. Henry High School in Erlanger, Kentucky, and retired after 35 years of service with the U.S. Postal Service. He served as Postmaster of Carrollton from 1979 to 1992 and faithfully served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1961 during the Vietnam Era.

He was a charter member of Carrollton Lions Club and served as its treasurer for several years and was also recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow award for dedicated humanitarian services by the Lions Clubs International Foundation. He was a member of Carrollton Lodge #134 F.&A.M., where he served as Master of the Lodge and a member of Bedford Lodge #158, F.&A.M. He was also a member of the Covington Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, active in the Three Rivers Scottish Rite Club, past secretary of the Carroll Chapter #55 of York Rite Masonry, Louisville Council #4 of York Rite Masonry, the Louisville Commandry #12 of York Rite Masonry and life member of the Society of Past Masters F.&A.M. of Northern Kentucky. He also was a member of the American Legion Post #41 in Carrollton, the Kentucky Cruisers Car Club, had served as a deputy jailer at the Carroll County Detention Center and served as the pre-trial officer for Carroll, Grant and Owen Counties Court System. He had also worked as a non-licensed funeral assistant at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home. He loved to golf and was the organizer of a group of friends who golfed together known as the “North Carolina 12” who nicknamed him, “Fluff.” He was a member of the Cardinal Hill Golf Club in Trimble County, Kentucky, for several years.

He is survived by two daughters, Lori Remley of Carrollton and Deana Johnson of Petersburg, Kentucky; one sister, Debbie Wasson of O’Fallon, Missouri; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Kay Haley Nieberding; one daughter, Dawn Jones; and his parents.

The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday from 5 p.m. until the service.

There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lenoxburg Cemetery in Bracken County, Kentucky.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Carrollton Lions Club in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com

Catherine Sieglitz

Catherine Ross Thayer Sieglitz, 102, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018.

She was born July 28, 1916, in Madison, the daughter of John Graham Ross and Libby Clements Ross. When she was 8 years old her mother died of influenza. A few years later, her father married Linda Clements who filled the role of mother in all ways. The family lived for several years at 506 W. Main Street. After briefly attending Hanover College, she earned her registered nursing degree from Christ Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati in 1939. That same year she married Lyman Robinson Thayer and moved to Chicago. There, during WW II, she was a volunteer nurse with the Civil Defense Corps. In the following years she gave birth to daughter, Elizabeth, and moved to Twinsburg, Ohio. She was a Girl Scout leader and administrator, a Red Cross volunteer and rehabbed an old farmhouse. After several years as a homemaker and mother, she returned to the nursing field at Sagamore Hills Children’s Psychiatric Hospital near Cleveland, Ohio, where, after a decade, she retired as director of nursing services. After the death of Thayer in 1982, she moved back to her hometown, Madison, where she re-connected with her old high school sweetheart, Worth Sieglitz of Vevay. She married Sieglitz in October 1984 and moved to Florida. In 2012, after spending many years in Florida and the loss of her second husband, she relocated to Asheville, North Carolina, to be near her daughter.

She is survived by one daughter, Arida Elizabeth Thayer Emrys of Asheville; three stepchildren, Chris, Sue, and Mary; one brother, John William Ross of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; three granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; her parents and stepmother; two sisters, Ibby Ross and Frances Ross LaGrange; and lifelong best friend, Betty Cox Hanson.

Graveside service will take place in Hanover, Indiana, at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Care Partners Hospice, Memory Care, Planned Parenthood or Southern Poverty Law Center.

Gail Sims

Elizabeth Gail Holcomb Sims, 78, of Hanover died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville. Funeral arrangements pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.