Francis Cole Jr.

Francis F. "Sam" Cole Jr., 80, of Madison, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Hosparus Inpatient Unit of Norton Pavilion in Louisville, Ky.

He was born Oct. 3, 1933, in Portsmouth, Ohio, to Francis Frederick Sr. and Ida M. Osbourne Cole. He resided in Madison most of his life and was a 1952 graduate of Madison High School. He served in the Navy from March 1, 1952 to Feb. 7, 1956, during the Korean War, rising to the rank of boiler tender third class. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation awarded the USS Walton and several service medals. He was employed with ICI Systems at the Charlestown Ammunition Plant in security and fire protection, retiring after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church and Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. He enjoyed his grandchildren, Indiana University basketball and Notre Dame football. He also enjoyed history, especially the Civil War. He was anticipating the birth of his second great-grandchild.

He is survived by one son, Brian Cole of Madison; one grandson; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma J. Hambrick Cole, whom he married May 16, 1957, and who died Oct. 22, 2004; and his parents.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at 1:45 p.m. Monday at the cemetery chapel.

Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Friends of Shawe and Pope John. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Delores Jackson

Delores M. Lindsey Jackson, 82, of Hanover, formerly of Sarasota, Fla., died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at her residence.

She was born Nov. 22, 1931, in Caldwell County, Mo., to Golman and Ida Beth McGee Lindsey. She was raised and graduated from high school in Flint, Mich. She and her husband began raising their family in Flint, Mich. before moving to Sarasota, Fla. in 1971. She was a pastor's wife, and enjoyed being a homemaker, Christian singer and reading the Bible. She also enjoyed sewing, decorating, flowers, collecting hats and playing the piano. She was an author and published "Herein Is Love." She was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Hanover and the Liberty Baptist Church in Sarasota, Fla., where she had taught Sunday school for many years.

She is survived by one daughter, Missy Johnson of Hanover; four sons, Doug Jackson of Saginaw, Mich., Gary Jackson of Sarasota, Fla., Tim Jackson of Lansing, Mich. and Dan Jackson of Sarasota, Fla.; one brother, Golman Doyle Lindsey of Tampa, Fla.; 25 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wray Ronald Jackson, whom she married July 16, 1949, and who died June 16, 1997; one daughter, Tanya Grant; her parents; and one grandson.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Baptist Church. A second funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Liberty Baptist Church in Sarasota, Fla. Burial will be in Sarasota Memorial Park.

Friends may call at Cornerstone Baptist Church Saturday from noon until the service. Friends may also call at Liberty Baptist Church Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Cornerstone Baptist Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Dorothy Jones

Dorothy G. Aldridge Handlon Jones, 89, of Madison, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at The Waters of Clifty Falls.

She was born Jan. 14, 1924, in Deputy, to Evie and Elsie Phillips Aldridge. She was raised and attended school in Jefferson County. She was employed for 20 years with Conn Organ in Madison. She also worked at Mill's Department Store and Lord's Dress Shop in Madison. During World War II she worked at Meese Manufacturing in Madison. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She enjoyed taking care of her appearance, decorating her home, sewing, baking and caring for her family.

She is survived by one daughter, Dinah Carol Handlon of Madison; one step son, David Lee Jones of Madison; one brother, Robert Aldridge of South Bend; one sister, Betty Graves of Columbus; three grandchildren; four step grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; three great-grandsons; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth E. Handlon, who died March 5, 1968; her second husband, Wilbur C. Jones, whom she married Sept. 20, 1969, and who died Jan. 14, 2006; two daughters, Deborah Kay Handlon and Patricia Ann Stockdale, who died Aug. 18, 2012; one step son, Stephen Edward Jones, who died June 27, 2005; her father; her mother; three brothers, Dale M. Aldridge, Orville Aldridge and Donald Ray Aldridge; three sisters, Irma Carter, Norma Henry and Glenna Cash; one grandson; and one granddaughter.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the First Baptist Church Garden. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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