Lena Britton

Lena Phelps Britton, 98, of Madison, Indiana, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.



Tiffany Estes

Tiffany Michelle “Tiffy Bear” Cox Estes, 38, of Madison, Indiana, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at her home.

She was born June 25, 1981, in Escanaba, Michigan, to John Cox Sr. and Sherri Morris. She grew up in Clinton, Indiana, and graduated in 1999 from South Vermillion High School. In school she served as manager of the soccer team and played saxophone in the band. She remained in touch the rest of her life with her school friends. She grew up in the Baptist faith. She lived in Indianapolis until moving to Madison six years ago. She had worked for LCP Medical Transport and the Indianapolis Public Schools for several years. She helped her husband with his business, Estes Vending, for the past three years. She enjoyed music, singing, going to concerts and snap chatting with her children.

She is survived by her husband, Rodney Estes Sr. of Madison; two sons, Chancellor Estes of Indianapolis and Rodney Estes Jr. of Madison; one daughter, Myranda Estes of Madison; a stepson, Chandler Richardson of Indianapolis; a step-daughter, Maryssa Morris of Indianapolis; a niece, Shyanne Johnson of Madison; one brother, John Cox, Jr. of Indianapolis; a step-sister, Michelle Johnson of Madison and her papaw, Bill Ray of Clinton, Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her mamaw, Jewel Ray.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tiffany Estes Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral homes. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com



Donna Leathermon

Donna Carol Leathermon, 81, of Madison, Indiana, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born Feb. 9, 1938, in Madison to Fred and Mabel Marie McCoskey Leathermon. She lived all of her life in Madison and attended school there. She married Richard Kidwell in 1956. This union of 10 years was blessed with daughters, Debbie and Teresa and a son, Mark Richard. She had worked for Grote Industries for several years in assembly and then with Williams Food Service as a driver. She retired from the Madison State Hospital in the dietary department. She was a member of the North Madison Baptist Church. She dearly loved her dogs and animals and was a great supporter of the ASPCA and any Veterans Program. She found great enjoyment in shopping, especially for clothes, jewelry and make up. Later in life she liked to color and collected an assortment of many things. She was a loving mom, grandma, sister, aunt and friend.

She is survived by two daughters, Deborah Shephard of Marion, Indiana, and Teresa Anderson of Madison; one son, Mark Richard Kidwell of Seymour, Indiana; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nephews Byron Leathermon of Lexington, Indiana, and Keith Leathermon of Madison, and several great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, D.H. “Dink” Leathermon, and one sister, Margaret Leathermon.

Funeral services will be Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, in Madison. Interment will follow in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.

Visitation will be Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the time of service at the funeral home.

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



Basil Newman

Basil “Bud” Newman, 81, of Hanover, Indiana, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.

He was born Aug. 13, 1938, in Jefferson County, Indiana, Merritt B. and Flossie Dean Newman. He was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. He had worked at the Indiana State Highway Department, the Army Ammunition Plant in Charlestown, Indiana, Lichlyter Building Supply, Owens Paving Company, and also at several service stations in the area, the longest at the PayLess Station at the top of the Hanover Hill where he was manager for four years. He attended the Church of Christ in Madison. He enjoyed listening to his scanner, playing euchre, being with family and friends, feeding and watching the birds, and family cookouts. He was known for his easy going attitude and didn’t let life upset him.

He is survived by one daughter, Pauline H. Richardson of Scottsburg, Indiana; two sons, Basil Allen Newman of Deputy, Indiana, and John R. Newman of Lexington, Indiana; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, Jonathon and Ashlyn; the mother of his children, Flora Adams Newman of Madison, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his twin sister and sister, Masil Fletcher and Phyllis Mahnke, and one brother, Donald Ray Newman.

Funeral services will be Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at 2:30 p.m., at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre-Hanover Chapel in Hanover. Interment will follow in the Hanover Cemetery, Logan Point Drive in Hanover.

Visitation will be Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Hanover and Madison. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com



Gary Rowlett

Gary Alan Rowlett, 84, of Madison, Indiana, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at the Hosparus Inpatient Unit of Norton Pavilion in Louisville.

He was born Feb. 3, 1935, in Trimble County, Kentucky, to B.T. and Helen Wood Rowlett. He graduated from Milton High School in l953 and moved to Madison in l985. He was united in marriage to Ruby Dale Jones in 1954 and this union was blessed with a son, Jeff Alan, and daughters, Gina and Jill. He was inducted into the U.S. Army April 15, 1957, and rose to the rate of Specialist Four serving in the Head Quarters Company 14th Armored Cavalry in Germany. He was honorably discharged April 9, 1959, receiving the Good Conduct Medal. He remained in the Reserves until he was discharged April 14, 1963. From 1955-1966, he worked at Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation in Madison, Indiana. He retired from Dow Corning Corporation in 1993 as a chemical specialist after 27 years of service. He also served as mayor of Milton for one term. He owned and operated Antiques on Main with his mother for six years in Madison. On Feb. 7, 2007, he married Roxie Ann Thomas in Carrollton, Kentucky. He was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Milton, Kentucky. He enjoyed collecting antiques, animals, traveling, a good adventure, and was an avid fisherman, making many fishing trips to Canada. He was a devoted husband, loving dad and grandpa.

He is survived by his wife, Roxie Ann Thomas Rowlett of Madison; a son, Jeff Alan Rowlett of Milton; two daughters, Gina Everett of Madison, and Jill Simmons of Milton; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two stepsons, Billie Joe Johnson of North Vernon, Indiana, and Christopher Lee Johnson of Seymour, Indiana; four step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; a brother, David Michael Rowlett of Oxford, Ohio; a sister, Sue McIntire of Madison, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at 5 p.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Internment will be Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at Moffett Cemetery near Milton.

Visitation will be Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.

Military honors will be Sunday at 1:45 p.m. at the Moffett Cemetery by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com .