Obituaries – April 14, 2020
Mabel “Beaner” Lorene Callis Burrows, 92, of Bedford, Kentucky, died April 8, 2020, at Bedford Springs Nursing and Rehab in Bedford.
She was born Jan. 8, 1928, in Bedford, to Flourney and Nattie Andrews Callis. She was a dedicated mother, especially to her son, Steven, for whom she awoke at 3 a.m. daily to cook a full meal. She was a member of Sligo Baptist Church and for many years managed the church nursery. She loved to people watch, especially with her grandchildren at McDonald’s and Dairy Queen. She was known to drive slowly, with a trail of people impatiently following her. She was classy lady who was always impeccably dressed.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Teresa Burrows, of Pendleton, Kentucky; two grandchildren, Jessica McKnight of Knoxville, Tennessee and Noah Burrows of Pendleton, Kentucky; and many family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jessie Leon Burrows, on May 21, 1980; two sons, David and Steven Burrows; a brother, James Callis, and a sister, Ruth Callis Peak.
Services will be private. Burial will be in Sligo Cemetery in Sligo, Kentucky.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cedar Lake Lodge, www.cedarlake.org. Online condolences, www.ransdellfuneral.com.
Kimiko “Kim” Ito Meyers Crawford, 85, of Madison, Indiana, died Saturday, April 11, 2020, at the Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.
She was born Nov. 3, 1934, in Nagoya, Japan, to Goichiro and Yoshino Ito. She was raised and schooled in Japan, and came to San Francisco on Sept. 16, 1958, and was married to Harry Earl Meyers for 11 years. She later moved to Switzerland County, Indiana, where she worked as an inspector at the U.S. Shoe Corporation for 33 years and was a companion for many years with Meredith Hysell of Vevay. On Nov. 6, 2002 she married Marvin L. Crawford and moved their home in Madison. She worked for several years at Once Upon a Time clothing store in Madison, was a member of the Mt. Byrd Christian Church in Trimble County and loved shopping and being out and about with her friends.
Survivors include her brothers, Shige Kazu Ito and Osami Ito, both of Japan; her sisters, Takae Ito, Yoshiko Ito and Kumiko Ito, all of Japan; her caregiver, Susan Ball of Madison; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of five years, Marvin L. Crawford in August 2007.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Dupont Cemetery in Dupont, Indiana.
Friends may visit from noon until time of services Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Byrd Christian Church or the Alzheimer’s Association. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.
David E. Furnish, 62, of Madison, Indiana, died on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at the IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, www.morgan-nay.com.
Eddie Terrell Gray, 67, of Madison, Indiana, died Sunday, April 12, 2020, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born on Sept. 2, 1952 in Artemis, Kentucky, to Ed and Willie Helton Gray. He lived most of his life in Trimble County, Kentucky and Madison. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for two years and was honorably discharged. He worked for Kreeger and Hensler in construction and for Ronnie Risk Painting. He later worked two years at the Muscatatuck State Hospital then transferred to the Madison State Hospital, working as an attendant until an accident left him disabled. He was of the Christian faith and had been a member of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion in Madison and the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765 where he had served as president. He formerly owned Ed’s Bait and Tackle in Madison and loved fishing, hunting and playing cards.
Survivors include his companion of 12 years, Sarah “Sally” Stewart, of Madison; his son, Eddie Gray Jr. of Madison; his daughter, Audra Gray of Madison; his sisters, Pattie Campbell Hardy of Estill Springs, Kentucky, Vivian Audis of Louisville and Missy Snell of Madison; his brothers, Mike Gray of Milton, Kentucky and Roger Gray of Madison; and four grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Marsena Shelley.
He requested that no services be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eddie Gray Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.
Eva Hambrick Hannah, of Carmel, Indiana, died Tuesday, April 14, 2020 ,at her home in Carmel. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, www.morgan-nay.com.
William Christopher “Bill” Pruitt, 70, of Madison, Indiana, died Sunday, April 12, 2020, at the Hosparus Inpatient Unit of Norton Pavilion in Louisville.
He was born June 16, 1949, in Leaksville, North Carolina, to William Dillard and Marie Louise Tijon Pruitt. He retired from the U.S. Department of the Navy as a nuclear pipe fitter and trainer after 35 years of service. He enjoyed photography, radio-controlled airplanes, woodworking and building stringed instruments such as mandolins.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Jean Lichlyter Pruitt of Madison; a son, William Oliver Pruitt of Madison; and two grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He requested that no services be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s charity of choice. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.
Margaret Carroll Francis Seifert, 75, of Hanover, Indiana, died Monday, April 13, 2020, at Rockcastle Regional Hospital in Mount Vernon, Kentucky.
She was born Nov. 17, 1944, in Brownsville, Texas, to Cabell D. Francis and Helen Carroll Francis. She grew up in Stanford, Kentucky, and graduated from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1966. She was the first woman in the U.S. to receive a masters degree in city planning from Mankato State University. She followed this with a second masters degree in library science from Indiana University.
During her career, she served as an assistant dean at Hanover College and then retired in 2015 after 32 years of service at Ivy Tech Community College in Madison, Indiana. She was a member of the Tri-Delta Sorority, a Paul Harris Fellow Rotarian, PEO, president of Hanover Town Council for 19 years, finance committee chair for Hanover United Methodist Church for more than 30 years, a member of Historic Madison Inc., served on the boards of the Community Foundation and Girls Inc. of Jefferson County, Indiana, and was named Person of the Year by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors include her husband of 11 years, Greg Russell of Hanover; one brother, Cabell D. Francis II of Stanford; one sister, Alissa Francis Horseman of Stanford; and a niece, three nephews and eight great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Ralph Louis Seifert Jr., in 2006; and a sister, Deborah Helen Francis.
A private family service will be held Thursday, April 16, at Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.
Memorials are preferred to: Ivy Tech Community College, 590 Ivy Tech Dr., Madison, IN 47250; Stanford Christian Church, 200 East Main St., Stanford, KY 40484; and Hanover United Methodist Church, 220 East Lagrange Rd., Hanover, IN 47243.
Arrangements by Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford. Online condolences, www.spurlinfuneralhome.com.
Henry Williams Jr.
Henry Adolphus Williams Jr., 90, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died on Monday, April 13, 2020, at the Signature Healthcare of Carrollton.
He was born on Aug. 17, 1929, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Henry Adolphus Williams Sr. and Luraline Sproles. He had retired as an assistant principal at Carroll County High School after 45 years of teaching. He had a earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Louisiana, a master’s degree in educational administration from Memphis State University and a doctorate of education from the University of Arkansas. He was a member of the St. John Catholic Church in Carrollton and enjoyed singing with the choir. He had sung with barbershop quartets in Florida and Louisville.
Survivors include his wife, Maria Diaz Williams of Carrollton; a son, Henry A. Williams III of Pensacola, Florida; a daughter, Mary Melissa Williams of Pensacola; two stepsons, Paul Majure Whitney of Fulton, Maryland, and David Majure Whitney of Clarksville, Maryland; and four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, a private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. John Catholic Church in Carrollton. A public Mass will be scheduled for a later date when restrictions are lifted. Burial will be in the St. John Catholic Cemetery in Carrollton.
Memorial gifts may be given to the church in care of Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton. Online condolences, www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.