Obituaries - August 22, 2017

August 22, 2017

Donald Cosby

Donald Frank Cosby, 74, of Hanover, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Betty English

Betty J. Skirvin English, 78, of Madison, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at the Hickory Creek at Madison. She was born April 19, 1939, in Owenton, Ky., to Chester Skirvin and Lousetta Josephine Conley. She retired as a shoe dresser from the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Madison. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Sue Beatty of Madison, Marsha Pearl Thompson of Marion, S.C. and Penny Ann Sutton of Milton, Ky.; one son, Carl Thomas Proctor of Bedford, Ky.; three sisters, Linda Sue Smith of Bedford, Ky., Emma Lou King of Greenville, S.C. and Kathy Douglas of Blue Springs, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Thomas Proctor; her second husband, Ervin English; two sons, William Edward Proctor and Donald Lee Proctor; her parents; three brothers, Carl Thomas Skirvin, Richard Lee Skirvin and Albert Skirvin, Jr.; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky. Burial will be in Ghent Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. until the service. Online condolences can be sent at www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.

Julie Ferguson

Julie Ann Jones McKay Ferguson, 59, of Madison, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at her residence. She was born Sept. 16, 1957, in Osgood, to Dudley Ray and Shirley Ann Hosmer Jones. She earned a GED in 1997 and worked as a line operator at NVIC in North Vernon for 17 years. She is survived by two sons, Travis McKay of Louisville, Ky. and Scott McKay of Madison; her mother of Greensburg; two brothers, John Jones of Osgood and Jeff Jones of Saint Petersburg, Fla.; one sister, Cathy Lafary of Champaign, Ill.; and one granddaughter. She was preceded in death by one son, Clarence “Clay” McKay; her father; and one brother, Alan Jones. The funeral will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Lytle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Main Street Chapel. Burial will be private in Brooksburg Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4 p.m. until the service. Online condolences can be sent at www.lytlefuneralhomes.com.

Nathan Garrett

Nathan Garrett, 58, of Vevay, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at the University of Cincinnati Hospital, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle wreck in Switzerland County. He was born July 13, 1959, on Spring Branch near Vevay, to William H. and Mary Harlow Garrett. He was raised in Switzerland and Jefferson counties. He was a 1977 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He was raised and baptized in the Spring Branch Baptist Church. He worked as head of the Maintenance Department for King’s Daughters’ Hospital for 15 years. He worked as a machinist for the Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation for 25 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed the outdoors, riding his motorcycle, jet ski and 4-wheeler. He also enjoyed watching deer, mowing, boating, hiking and being with his family. He is survived by one son, Chris Garrett of Hockley, Texas; two sisters, Judy Garrett Purkey of Harrisonville, Mo. and Peggy Garrett Lutz of Hanover; one brother, Alan Garrett of Madison; one half brother, Billy Garrett of Shelbyville; two half sisters, Nancy Harmon and Sue Beverly, both of Milton, Ky.; two grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father, who died in 1983; his mother, who died in 1985; two brothers, Paul Bartlett Garrett, who died Oct. 16, 2015 and Kenneth W. Garrett Sr., who died July 3, 1988; one sister, Evelyn Stewart; and one half brother, Julian Garrett. A celebration of life will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 3 p.m. until the service. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Spring Branch Baptist Church or the Indiana Traumatic Brain Injury Foundation. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.