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April 14, 2016 • Obituaries
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Ernie Lee Carf

A very proud and honorable US Navy veteran passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016. Ernie Lee Carf, age 68, of Holton, died peacefully with his family and friends by his side. He was the eldest child of the late Charles Cleon Carf and Eleanor Ellis Stephenson. He was born in Madison on February 11, 1948. Ernie married Lynda Carol Powell on June 29, 1968, and she still survives at home.

Ernie had attended school at Rising Sun. In 1965 he joined the US Navy. His Navy career took him many places. His first set of orders took him to Vietnam. Later, he re-enlisted in the Navy as a CM 3 in the Seabees. His career took him and his family to North Africa for 3 1/2 years. After this tour, he served in other places, including Mississippi, Tennessee, Diego Garcia (an island in the Indian Ocean), and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Still there were other tours, and after 24 years of honorable service to his country, he retired in 1989. He and his family moved back to Indiana where he became an over-the-road truck driver and also operated his own business repairing semi-trucks and trailers. Ernie was a wonderful husband and father who will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife: Lynda Powell Carf of Holton; sons: Christopher Lee Carf and Craig (Stephanie) Carf, both of Holton; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sister-in-law: Aleida Carf of CA; and brother-in-law: Warren John Craig of Batesville. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Norman Stephenson; two brothers, Jerry and Charles Carf; one sister, Diana Craig; and one granddaughter.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 23, from 12 noon until 5 p.m. at the Versailles American Legion Park off Highway 50. Military services and a motorcycle ride as a final tribute will be held. Everyone is invited to ride. Before the motorcycle ride, a meal will be served. The family will provide the meat, and guests are invited to bring side dishes and their own drinks. The family thanks everyone for all of the thoughts and prayers. Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, is entrusted with arrangements.

Ned R. “Dan” McNamer

Ned R. “Dan” McNamer, age 74, of Madison, entered this life on April 2, 1942 in Mt. Sterling, Ohio. He was the son of the late, Pete and Helen Webb McNamer. He resided his early life in Ohio and attended school there. He was a construction worker in Ohio all of his working career. His earlier in life marriages resulted in the birth of three sons and a daughter. He enjoyed horse racing, football, basketball, going to yard sales, flea markets, and antique shops. Dan was united in marriage to Sherry L. Adams on October 18, 1995 in North Vernon. They enjoyed the past 20 years of marriage together. Dan died on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at 3:55 p.m. at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

Survivors include his loving wife, Sherry L. Adams McNamer of Madison; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Dale Hyatt of Osgood, Linda and Mitch Pickett, William Adams of Versailles, Cindy and Anthony Walker of Versailles, Robert Adams; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives . He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Helen Webb McNamer, his sisters, Betty Webb, Norma Jean Caudy and Shirley Gillenwater, and his nephew, Steve Caudy.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m., by Pastor Stephen Mullins at the Tanglewood Baptist Church, 1739 South County Road 175 West near Versailles. Interment will follow in the Tanglewood Cemetery near Versailles. Friends may call Sunday from 2-3 p.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Cards are available at the funeral home. Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

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