Obituaries – April 23, 2020
Freida Hall Ball, 71, of Indianapolis, Indiana, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at her daughter’s residence in Vevay, Indiana.
She was born March 18, 1948, in Gary, Indiana, to Robert Hall Sr. and Ruthie Lee Sims Hall. She was raised in Gary where she was a 1966 graduate of Emerson High School. She was a former employee for Hilton Garden Inn in Concord, California, and a former housekeeping manager for Lee’s Inn & Suites in Merrillville, Indiana, retiring in 2009 after several years of service. She was a member of the Gabriel Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis where she was active on the Mother Board and will be remembered for her love of music, dancing, traveling, cooking and shopping.
Survivors include her daughters, Lisa Yelder of Brentwood, California, Shawnda Sherlock of Phoenix, Trina Ball of Indianapolis and LaTonya Brown of Vevay; her brother, Kevin White Sr. of Gary; and seven grandchildren, a great-granddaughter and several nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert Ball Jr., in 1983; her brother, Robert Hall Jr.; and her sisters, Belinda Williams, Vanessa Hall and Donna Nelson.
Private family graveside service and interment will be at 1 p.m., Friday, May 1, in the Evergreen Memorial Park in Hobart, Indiana. Arrangements by Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Online condolences, www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Bonnie A. Nighbert Tipton Cook, 74, of Madison, Indiana, died Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at the Hosparus Inpatient Unit of Norton Pavilion in Louisville. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, www.morgan-nay.com.
Charlotte Lee Coffin Liter, 82, of Deputy, Indiana, died Monday, April 20, 2020, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.
She was born Nov. 10, 1937, in Milton, Kentucky, to James Ervin and Della Evelyn Hammons Coffin. She was raised in Trimble County, Kentucky, and attended school there. She moved to Jefferson County, Indiana, in 1956, and was a member of the Calvary Wesleyan Church in Madison. She worked for 10 years at the U.S. Shoe Factory and for several years at Field’s Produce in Madison. She was a fantastic cook, loved music — especially Elvis and Conway Twitty — and enjoyed baseball, gardening, flowers and her dogs, Jupiter, Ozzy and Little Bit.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Delbert T. Liter, of Deputy; her sons, Bill Liter of Madison, Bobby Liter of Taylorsville, Kentucky and Bart Liter of Deputy; her sister, Janice Field of Madison; her brother, Darrell Wayne Coffin of Milton; and four grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, a great-great granddaughter and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Barry Dwayne Liter, in 1988; her sisters, Mary Lottie Coffin Crafton in 2018 and Fredia L. Coffin Romas on April 13, 2020; and a great granddaughter, Claire Kupper, in 2011.
Private funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Private interment will follow in the Moffett Cemetery in Milton.
Friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hickory Creek of Madison Activities Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.
Clarence Nolan Sr.
Clarence A. Nolan Sr., 96, of Madison, Indiana, died Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at the Wedgewood Health Care Center in Clarksville, Indiana. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, www.morgan-nay.com.
Darrell G. Skirvin, 61, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at the his home in Carrollton.
He was born July 15, 1958, in Covington, Kentucky, to Calvin Skirvin of Nashville, Tennessee, and Barbara Louise Ashcraft Brasfield of Madison, Indiana. He had worked as an independent brick mason for many years.
Survivors include his parents; his close friend and caregiver, Linda Welch of Carrollton; his son, Christopher Skirvin of Nashville, Tennessee; two daughters, Priscilla Skirvin and Cindy Skirvin both of Gainesville, Georgia; three stepdaughters, Jennifer Baldwin of Carrollton, Amy Grund of Nicholasville, Kentucky and Jamie Grund of Louisville; three brothers, James Skirvin of Clarksville, Tennessee, David Skirvin of Carrollton and Mark Skirvin of Worthville, Kentucky; a sister, Costance “Connie” Schott of Madison; a half-brother; Randall Brassfield of Chicago; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dennis Wayne Skirvin and Gary Lee Skirvin; and a sister, Pamela Rose Skirvin.
Private funeral services will be held at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton with COVID-19 restrictions and broadcast on Facebook LIVE at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 24. A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date when restrictions are lifted. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton.
Arrangements by Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home. Online condolences, www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.
Colman Smith Jr.
Colman F. Smith Jr., 89, of Austin, Indiana, died Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, Indiana.
He was born Feb. 26, 1931, in Nickerson, Kansas, to Colman F. Smith Sr. and Neva Mae Durkee Smith. He graduated from Austin High School in 1949 and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a tractor operator for 38 years at Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation in Madison, Indiana, retiring in 1993. He was a member of Zoah Christian Church in Scottsburg and an honorary member of Jennings Township Conservation Club.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Doris J. McCrady Smith; three sons, Ricky Glen Smith and Gary Wayne Smith both of Austin and Jeffrey Dale Smith of Louisville; two daughters, Debra Jean “Debbie” Keller of Hanover, Indiana and Anita Gail Hall of Scottsburg; two brothers, Bob Smith of California City, California and Jim Smith of Riverside, California; a sister, Twila Chasak of California; and 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Austin and George Smith and two sisters, Joyce Davis and Sadie Foreman.
Funeral services are private and for immediate family due to the COVID-19 restrictions and the family’s wishes. Services may be viewed on the Collins Funeral Home Facebook Page at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 26. A celebration of life will be held with friends and family at later date. Interment will be in Zoah Cemetery in Scottsburg.
Contributions may be given in memory of Colman to the Zoah Cemetery Association c/o the funeral hiome. Online condolences, www.collinsfuneralhome.net.
Helen Ann Walz, 68, of Madison, Indiana, died Sunday, April 19, 2020, from injuries sustained in a car accident at the Kindred Hospital and Health Care in Louisville.
She was born Oct. 18, 1951, in Branson, Missouri, to Leo William and Nina Kathleen Martin Walz. She was raised in Branson and graduated high school there in 1969. She attended Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield, Missouri, and began a career with the Social Security Administration in April of 1976 in Terre Haute, Indiana, serving in the Madison office since July 1976 where she was currently as a claims specialist. She had a lifelong passion for the game of Bridge, was a member of the American Contract Bridge Association and the Louisville Bridge Association. She was an avid competitor at the clubs and in tournaments across the nation and held the rank of Gold Life Master. She helped mentor new players and her Bridge heritage continues through them. She was an avid reader and had a fondness for cats.
Survivors include her brother, Sam Walz of Walnut Shade, Missouri; a nephew, Jason Singer of Rogers, Arkansas; a niece, Marticia Hancook of Columbia, Missouri; and numerous cousins across the Midwest.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A celebration of life will be held as soon as COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are lifted.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Foundation. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.