Obituaries – July 25 edition

Carolyn Ann Singer, 61, of Madison, Indiana passed away on Friday, July 13, at 11:05 a.m. at her home in Madison.
She entered this life on March 30, 1957 in Florida. She was the loving daughter of the late Ralph Carter and Evelyn (Creech) Bodem. Evelyn was later married to Lee Bodem and he was more than a step father to Carolyn, he became the dad she never had. Carolyn was a member of the Southwestern High School Class of 1974. She was a member of the Calvary Wesleyan Church in Madison, Indiana. Carolyn was a cable dispatcher at Cable Link in Tampa, Florida for six years and then a server at Clifty Inn for three years. Carolyn loved her dogs, Lizzie and Ziggy. She especially loved her grandson, Jakob and was so very proud of him. He was the apple of her eye. The trips they took to the Smokey Mountains and the family cruises where her fondest memories. She was thankful they had this time to make these special memories that will last a lifetime. Las Vegas was another of her favorite destinations and especially with her daughter, Desti. Making jewelry was one of her many talents that she possessed. Watching Sci-Fi movies was another favorite past-time of Carolyns as well. She loved to bake and had a sweet tooth and was known as an awesome cook. Carolyn would have all the family gathering at her home when she lived in Florida. Her mother and step dad, Lee who she referred to as “Pops”, would come to visit and winter there with her. Carolyn would often times have the music playing, she loved to dance, get a great game of Euchre going, dinner ready and a great time to be had by all. She had a passion for life and enjoyed her life to the fullest. Carolyn would return home to Madison to care for her beloved mother, Evelyn when she became ill. She provided loving and tender care until her death. When Carolyn became ill herself her loving daughter, Desti began a loving task of providing her mother with the best care possible. Desti loved her so much and thought of her mother as a saint and loving cared for her.
Survivors include her loving daughter, Destian Carter Lasecki of Madison, Indiana; her beloved grandson, Jakob Carter of Madison, Indiana; her companion, Leon Fisher of Seffner, Florida; her best friend, Judy Hansen of Seffner, Florida; Jessica Hueca and Jennifer Meyers of Florida who Carolyn thought of as of daughters; her brothers, Rick Carter and Mark Carter and his wife, Cindy of Tampa, Florida; her aunts, Carolyn Gray and her husband, Charlie of Kent, Indiana, Mary Ann Warman and her husband, Gene of Hanover, Indiana; her uncles, Leland Creech and his wife, Connie of Jeffersonville, Indiana; several cousins and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Carter and her mother, Evelyn (Creech) Bodem, died November 10, 2015; her step-father, Lee Bodem, died October 20, 2009, her grandparents, Sherman and Thelma Creech.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 19, 2018,, by Bro. Bob Hicks at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment was in the Olive Branch Cemetery in Madison, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Wesleyan Church or the Olive Branch Cemetery Association. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences,

Lizzie Helton, 82, of Scottsburg, Indiana passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg, Indiana
Born August 28, 1935 in Breathitt Co., KY, she was the daughter of the late Linville Gross and Leatha (Combs) Gross.
She was married to Henry Helton, who passed away October 21, 2012.
She was a homemaker, and a loving Mother and Ma Maw.
Survivors include: Daughter: Ada Deaton, Scottsburg, Indiana; Son: Mike (Rebecca) Helton, Scottsburg, Indiana; Grandchildren Brittany (Keith) Menkedick; Julia Haven; Amy (Bryan) Burns; Jerica Helton Tyler Fields, Jayla Helton. Great Grandchildren Logan; Asher; Blake; Rhett; Grace; Boy Burns.
She was preceded in death by her Husband: Henry, Daughter: Connie Haven ,Brothers: Jesse, Floyd and Ike Gross Sisters: Lillie Morris, JoAnn Collins, Julie Holland, Nannie Gross, Pearlie Howard, Velma Shepherd, Carla Mae Stamper and Icie May Chatt.
Funeral Service was Tuesday, July 17, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, Indiana with Rev. Jeff Mullins officiating.
Burial was at New Providence Cemetery in Austin, Indiana.
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Luis Irwin Tracy, 78, of Seymour, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018 at Hickory Creek in Scottsburg. He was born in Jennings County on July 16, 1939 to the late Ora A. and Maude L. (Perry) Tracy.
Luis had attended Weston Baptist Church. He graduated from Hayden High School in 1957. After graduation, he went to work for Jackson County Farm Bureau CO-OP. He then was a Greyhound bus driver for 7 years, as he drove for Pepsi and Harley Bag, both of Seymour. He was a veteran of the National Guard for 8 years. In 1970 he entered the Auction business, and was a licensed Auctioneer for 46 years, where held 3252 auctions. He operated the Jonesville Auction Barn and other auction barns for several years around the area. Luis set up numerous flea markets in the area and in Florida during the winter months.
Survivors include his children, Melody Tracy and Jeff Tracy; grandchildren, Kade and Lexi; brother, Lester (Barbara) Tracy, and nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lois Walker.
Funeral services was at Voss & Sons Funeral Service on Wednesday, July 18, with Rev. Tom Woodson officiating. Burial followed at Hayden Cemetery.
Memorials may be designated to the Hayden Historical Museum, P.O. Box 58, Hayden, Indiana 47245.
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Sherry L. Barnett, 52, of Austin, Indiana passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018 at her residence
Born October 9, 1965 in Scottsburg, IN, she was the daughter of the late Ronnie Baker and Colleen (Stollings) Baker, who survives in Scottsburg.
She married Tim Barnett on April 26, 2003. She was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother daughter and sister.
Survivors include: Husband: Tim Barnett, Austin. Son: Dalton Barnett, Austin, Indiana; Brothers: Ernie (Marcie) Baker, Scottsburg, Indiana; and Joe (Alesha) Baker, Scottsburg, Indiana; Step-daughters: Tiffiney Barnett and Ashley Howard Grandchildren: Hunter and Jayden Howard.
She was preceded in death by Her Father Ronnie Baker.
Funeral Service were Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, Indiana with Rev. Harold White officiating.
Burial will be at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin, Indiana.
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