Obituaries - May 9, 2014
Friday, May 09, 2014 11:00 AM
Nannie Cart, 89, of Paris Crossing, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Millers Mary Manor in Hope.
She was born Aug. 24, 1924, in Buckhorn, Ky., to William and Dicy Anderson Terry. She was a 1942 graduate of Paris Crossing High School. She worked as a supervisor for the former Muscatatuck State Developmental Center in Butlerville, retiring in 1986 after 33 years of service. She was a member of Coffee Creek Christian Church and the Golden Bunch of Coffee Creek Christian Church in Paris Crossing. She enjoyed reading, gardening and going camping.
She is survived by one daughter, Peggy Lynch of Paris Crossing; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Cart, whom she married Oct. 24, 1944, and who died in November 2002; one son, Bruce Randall Cart; her parents; two brothers, Cleve Terry and Jim Terry; and one sister, Martha Hatfield.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Coffee Creek Christian Church in Paris Crossing. Burial will be in the Coffee Creek Christian Church Cemetery.
Friends may call at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the church Sunday from 1 p.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Kidney Association.
Online condolences can be sent at www.dovesharprudicel.com.
Merle Nay Jackson, 90, of Madison, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at King's Daughters' Hospital.
He was born Jan. 11, 1924, near Canaan, to Harrison Henry and Hazel Lula Stewart Jackson. He was a life-long resident of Jefferson County and was a 1942 graduate of North Madison High School. He was a 1946 graduate of Western Kentucky University were he received a bachelor's degree in education and did other post-graduate work. He later received a master's degree in education from Indiana University. He served in the Army from Dec. 12, 1942, to Jan. 7, 1946, rising to the rank of Technician Fifth Grade during World War II serving the 1877th Engineers Aviation. He received the Good Conduct Ribbon, the Presidential Unit Citation and other awards. He served as a principal in Clarkton, Mo., for one school year. He then worked at the Charlestown Ammunition Plant. He then taught and was a principal at Belleville Grade School in Hendricks County. He later served as a principal at Stark County School System. He was employed with Muscatatuck State Development Center in Butlerville in elementary education for several years. In 1963 he began a career with the Scott County School System District Two as supervisor of elementary education, retiring in 1989. He and his wife also owned and operated M & D Jackson Realty in Madison during the 1960s and 1970s, also helping develop a subdivision in Vevay. He was a member of the Hanover Masonic Lodge 652 F. & A.M., the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, the Murat Shrine, Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion, the Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1969, Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association, the Indiana State Retired Teachers Association, the Jefferson County Historical Society and the First Baptist Church in Madison. He enjoyed exercising daily, walking and swimming. He also enjoyed reading, working on his computer, the outdoors, gardening, flowers, bird watching and raising rhubarb. He raised sheep, chickens, cattle and his pony on his small farm.
He is survived by his wife, Delores M. Heckathorn Jackson, whom he married Aug. 24, 1957; one son, Gregory Jackson of Springhill, Tenn.; one sister, Betty June Firth Brown of Vevay; one grandson; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Carlysle Jackson, Alois Jackson and Raymond Harold "Hickory" Jackson.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted in the cemetery chapel by the Fort Knox Ceremonial Unit and Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Monday from noon until the service. A final salute will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Jefferson County Public Library or the House of Hope. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Richard H. "Dick" Lunsford, 77, of Madison, formerly of North Vernon, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Hickory Creek at Madison.
He was born May 27, 1936, in Jennings County, to Carl and Rachel Trapp Lunsford. He retired in 1988 after 21 years of service as a machine operator for the Cummins Engine Company in Columbus. He was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in North Vernon. He enjoyed golfing and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Grider Lunsford, whom he married Oct. 26, 1997; two sons, Richard A. Lunsford and Robert Lunsford, both of Brookville, Md.; two daughters, Chris Gaebes of Jennings County and Shelly Miles of Lexington; four stepdaughters, Connee Sauley of Madison, Kayleen Ross of Commiskey, Geneva Ridener of Kentucky and Diana Smith of Grammer; one stepson, Curtis Ridener of North Vernon; one sister, Isabelle Barnes of Madison; and 18 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Naomi Patterson; and one brother, Carl Lunsford.
A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Lytle Funeral Chapel.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 4 p.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Choices for Women in Madison or the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in North Vernon. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Expanded Obituary Information
Online condolences can be sent at www.lytlefuneralchapel.com.
This is a corrected version of an obituary published Wednesday. It corrects submitted information on surviving daughters and stepdaughters.