Herman Ray Norton, Jr., 52, of Edinburgh, passed away November 18, 2022. He was born November 4, 1970 in Columbus, Indiana to the late Herman Ray Norton, Sr., and Gladys Carol Petty Harmon. He was married to Kimberly Plumlee, and she survives. He is also survived by his sons Steven (Taneal) Norton, of Mt. Auburn, and Braxton Norton, of Edinburgh; daughter, Jenna Carol Norton, of Edinburgh; brother, Richard Myers, of Edinburgh; sisters, Donna Neri, of Columbus, Heather Norton, of Columbus, Michelle Norton, of Kentucky, Angel Norton, of Kentucky, and Lisa Densen of Edinburgh; four grandchildren; and step-mother, Lisa Norton, of Taylorsville, Kentucky. He was also preceded in death by his daughter Kyra Warner. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend to the many people who will miss him dearly. Services will be 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 22, at Who So Ever Will Community Church. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until the service at the church. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Edinburgh. Arrangements have been entrusted to Community Funeral Care, Edinburgh.
Tara Dawn Eldridge Johann Richardson, 59, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2022. She was living in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Prior to moving to North Carolina Tara lived in Franklin, Indiana.
She was born June 6, 1963, to Charles and Donna (Richardson) Eldridge in Johnson County Indiana. Tara graduated from Whiteland High School. Years ago, she worked at the Lotus Garden in Greenwood along with her mother, she also worked for a brief time at the Arvin automotive plant in Franklin.
She is survived by her sons Alex (Sarah) Johann, Aaron (Jean Marie) Johann, and Brenden Johann, her grandsons Jack, Eli, & Evan Johann., her mother Donna Eldridge, sister Deborah Myers (Dan), brothers Kevin Eldridge, and Phillip (Trish) Eldridge, her nieces & nephews Amber (Randy) Foster and Michaele (Sal) Salazar, Griffin Raines, Donald Raines, Jeffery Raines, Kevin Eldridge, Christopher Eldridge, Patrick Eldridge, Trinity Eldridge, and Lorien Eldridge.
She was preceded in death by her father Charles Eldridge and her maternal grandparents Lewis Bradford Richardson and Hesper Hogan Richardson Hamilton, and by her nephew Ronald Raines and niece April Eldridge Davis.
Tara was an avid and skilled gardener, she loved music and playing guitar, and painting. Her favorite song was “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” The version on YouTube by Hawaiian artist Israel Kamakawiwo’ole was the version she liked best. Tara cared for many people by helping them with garden or household projects and being a cheerful companion. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched.
Pastor Tim Dillingham will conduct a service on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at 11:00 A.M., at Christ Fellowship Church, 125 Lind Drive, Edinburgh, Indiana. Friends may call from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at the church prior to the service. Burial will follow at Lickspring Cemetery, Trafalgar Indiana. Arrangements have been entrusted to Community Funeral Care.
Tara loved the Lord Jesus and knew that although life could be hard, she relied on the promises of Christ. In that spirit, the family has suggested that memorial contributions in her memory be made to the Interchurch Food Pantry P.O. Box 146, Whiteland, IN 46184.