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Bill Jones

William Marshall “Bill” Jones, 59, of Vevay, passed away at 5 a.m. Monday, May 24th, 2010, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born June 9th, 1950, in LaGrange, Kentucky, the son of Wilbur Lee and Margie E. (Hammond) Jones, who both preceded him in death. He resided in Switzerland County most of his life and was 1968 graduate of Vevay High School.

He was united in marriage on March 26th, 1971, at Fairview United Methodist Church to Linda Sue Cole. Unto this union a son and a daughter arrived to bless their home.

He was employed for several years with the Town of Vevay until he became disabled and was the first heart transplant recipient in Switzerland County in April, 2000. He was a former Pinkerton security guard for Kentucky Utilities in Ghent, Kentucky. He was a former employee of Hilltop Basic Resources in Patriot. He farmed with his father on Drakes Ridge in Switzerland County for several years. He was a member of New Life Church in Vevay. He will be remembered for his love of playing games an puzzles with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Sue Jones of Vevay; his daughter, Cristina Miller and husband Jimmy of East Enterprise; his son, Andrew Jones and wife Kara of Aledo, Texas; his grandchildren, Christian, Joey and Jadon Miller, Chandler Jones, Paul, Laura and Kendall Naquian; his brother, Michael Jones of Vevay; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Rebecca Elaine Brady and Margo Teresa Jones.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 26th, by Reverends Ronald Sandidge and Larry Spoores at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the William M. “Bill” Jones Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Emery Collins

Emery Austin Collins, 79, of Waynesboro, Tennessee, passed away at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 18th, 2010, at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia, Tennessee.

He was born January 1st, 1931, in Hot Spot, Kentucky, the son of Charlie Collins and Christina (Cornett) Collins Ison, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Hot Spot where he attended school. He was inducted into the U.S. Army in January, 1952, serving during the Korean War. For his service to his country he received two Bronze Stars. He was honorably discharged in December, 1954. He retired from General Motors in Pontiac, Michigan, after 30 years of service. He will be remembered for his love of baseball, fishing and cars.

He was united in marriage to Jane Ford Collins and unto this union two sons and two daughters arrived to bless their home.

Survivors include his sons, David Emery Collins of Grosse Point Park, Michigan, and William “Billy” Collins of Madison Heights, Michigan; his daughter, Joanie Collins of Alabama; his stepchildren, Lynn Hurst and Joe and Tammy Hurst, all of Waynesboro; eight grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; his sisters, Aileen McClure Collins of Taylor, Michigan, Sheila Johnson of Foster, Kentucky, and Marty Watson of Indianapolis; his half sisters, Jean Sexton of Ison, Kentucky, Mildred Fields of Greenfield, Iva Dale Collins of Greenfield, Henrietta Fields of Greenfield and Emily Evans of Greenfield; his half brothers, James Steven Collins of Corbin, Kentucky, John L. Collins of Ison, Kentucky, Teddy Collins of Greenfield, and William Ballard Collins of London, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Cheryl Lynn Collins in 1990; his stepfather, Reverend James Ison; his half brother, Garret Ison on May 23rd, 1992; and his stepbrother, Jimmy Ison on April 12th, 1993.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 22nd, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Honor Guard of Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to Vevay American Legion Post 185 Relief Fund and Vevay VFW Post 53967 Relief Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Maxine Asbury

Maxine Beaudway Asbury, 94, passed away Wednesday, May 12th, 2010, in New Carlisle, Indiana.

She was born November 7th, 1915, in Wakerton, Indiana, the daughter of Edward James and Crystal (Schinkle) Beaudway Wylie. She was a graduate of South Bend Central High School and attended schooling in Chicago, becoming a dental assistant.

On November 2nd, 1935, she was united in marriage to Joe McCormick Asbury in Plymouth, Indiana. Unto this union three daughters arrived to bless their home. Their early years were spent in South Bend, later moving to Newport, Indiana, where she was employed by the U.S. Postal Service until her retirement. She served several years on the Vermillion County Library Board and was a long time member of Newport Methodist Church.

She was a devoted wife, loving mother and gracious friend. Her happiest moments were spent with her family, friends, flowers and books.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, in 1984; her parents; and her brothers, James and George Beaudway.

Survivors include her daughters, Nancy (August) VanWanzeele of New Carlisle, Indiana, Jill (Bruce) Hutcherson of Patriot, and Judy (Ronald) Milovich of South Bend; her grandchildren, Mary Ellen Smith, Mike (Penny) Vanwanzeele, Paul VanWanzeele, Kimberly (Sean) Hutcherson-Janssen, Joeseph (Jeanne) Hutcherson, Andy (Cher) Milovich, Matthew Milovich, Melanie (Alex) Moskowitz, Brian Milovich, Bradley Milovich; her great-grandchildren, David VanWanzeele, Amanda (Jim) Schwingendorf, Scott VanWanzeele, Jason (Flor) Beyer, Christopher Beyer, Kathryn Smith, Bruce VanWanzeele, Madalyn, Carly and Bryce Hutcherson, Maxine Moskowitz and Addison Milovich; and great-great-grandchildren, Carlos and Jason Beyer.

The family requests memorial donations be sent to the Newport Park Board, P.O. Box 303, Newport, IN 47966 – Maxine Asbury Memorial. A private memorial service will be held by the immediate family at a later date.

John A. Craig

John A. Craig, 54, of Rising Sun, passed away at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday, May 18th, at his home.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 9th, 1955, the son of Bette (Linz) and Carson Craig of Rising Sun. He was a self-employed truck driver. He was a motorcycle enthusiast.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his sons, John Craig of Rising Sun and Ben Craig of Lawrenceburg; his sisters, Mary Blevins of Cincinnati and Roxanna (Walter) Owens of Cincinnati; his brothers, Greg (Diane) Craig of Four Corners, New Mexico and Andrew Craig of Rising Sun; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted by Father Stephen Donahue Saturday, May 22nd, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in North Cemetery in Rising Sun. Memorial contributions may be made to Dearborn County Hospice.

Nadine Furnish

Nadine Romans Furnish, 86, of Madison, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 24th, 2010, at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Indiana.

She was born February 29th, 1924, in Ohio County, the daughter of Wesley and Alice Bryant Romans, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Ohio and Switzerland counties, attending school there.

She was united in marriage on June 21st, 1941, in Rising Sun, to Alfred K. Furnish. Unto this union a son and two daughters arrived to bless their home.

She was a charter member of Faith Alliance Church for 26 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She had resided in Madison the past 46 years.

Survivors include her husband of nearly 69 years, Alfred K. Furnish of Madison; her son, Alfred E. Furnish and wife Jill of Aurora; her daughters, Sharon Higbie and husband Kenny of Madison and Jodi Tienken and husband, Burt, Jr., of Florence, Kentucky; her sister, Stella Bennett of Vevay; her sister-in-law, Geneva Romans of Rising Sun; her grandchildren, Kandy Woods, Lakie Renfro, Allynn Swenson, Derrick Higbie, Kelby Tienken and Burton Tienken III; her great-grandchildren, Brandon Woods, Kelsey Woods, Wesley Renfro, Kenny Higbie, Angel Higbie, Kyle Sizemore and Audrey Sizemore; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Arthur, Isaac, Salem and Stanley Romans; her sisters, Lelia Lauderbaugh, Mamie Morris, Amy Ehler, Hazel Bailey, Iva Marie Courtney, Edith Kelly, Falba Brinson and Bessie Scudder.

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Mike Hamby at 1:30 p.m. today (Thursday, May 27th) at Calvary Baptist church in Madison. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Friends may call from noon until service time today (Thursday) at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or the Romans Reunion fund. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Tad Callis

Major (Retired) Thaddeus Addison “Tad” Callis, 81, of Madison passed away at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 25th, 2010, at Hanover Health & Rehab Center in Hanover.

He was born April 26th, 1929, on Ryker’s Ridge in Jefferson County, the son of Levi C. and Bertha Ryker Callis, who both preceded him in death. He was raised on Ryker’s Ridge and was a 1947 graduate of Central High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in education from Butler University and his master’s degree from Indiana University. While at Butler University he became a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He received his pilot’s license in 1952 and was proud to have flown 15 different types of airplanes and a helicopter in his long career as a pilot.

He was inducted into the U.S. Air Force on March 2nd, 1953. He was commissioned on June 14th, 1955. He served in the Vietnam War, rising to the rank of Captain. He retired as Major after 22 years of service with the Air Force and 33 years of service with the reserves.

He was united in marriage to Mary Sue McDarment on May 17th, 1957, at First Baptist Church in downtown Madison. Unto this union two sons and two daughters arrived to bless their home. She passed away April 26th, 2010.

He retired as a school administrator for Madison Consolidated School Corporation. In his 34-year career he taught junior high physical education, health, swimming and other subjects, as well as serving as the athletic director. He began his teaching career at the school he graduated from, teaching history. He had co-owned and co-operated with his sons, Callis Motors in Madison for several years. He was a member of Ryker’s Ridge Baptist Church, Union Lodge No. 2 F & AM, Gideon’s International, Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association and had served as president, a member of Indiana Retired Teachers Association, Honda Riders Association, Disabled American Veterans Association, served on the Madison City Council, served on the Ryker’s Ridge Cemetery Association board, the I.S.D.A., and on the City of Madison Tourism board and Plan Commission.

Survivors include his sons, Timothy Addison “Tim” Callis and wife Tami of Madison and Randall Lane “Randy”: Callis and wife Katie of Cookeville, Tennessee; his daughters, Lisa Susanne “Susie” Hamner of Madison and Catherine “Cathy” Demaree and husband Greg of Madison; his grandchildren, Chloe, Alex, Caitlin, Tucker, Levi and Noah; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Dottie Pearson Callis, Pat Lunsford, Louie C. “Buck” McDarment and wife Sonja, and William C. “Bill” Rowlison, all of Madison; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dixie V. Callis on May 20th, 2009; his sister, Nellie Lee Jones; his sisters-in-law, Darlene McDarment, Janet Rowlison and Luvena Callis; his nephews, James Louie Higgins, Michael Allen Higgins and Mark Steven Higgins; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Louie C. and Dorothy Ruth Supplee McDarment, Sr.

Funeral services will be conducted by Dr. Paul Brewster at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial will be in Ryker’s Ridge New Cemetery near Madison with full military honors conducted at the graveside by Wright Patterson Air Force Base Ceremonial Unit and Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 28th, and Saturday from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Ryker’s Ridge Baptist Church, or Gideon’s Memorial Bible Plan or Ryker’s Ridge Cemetery Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Mark C. Hunt

Mark C. Hunt, 50, of Madison, passed away at 4:32 p.m. Sunday, May 23rd, 2010, at his home.

He was born February 10th, 1960, in Carrollton, Kentucky, the son of John E. and Ethel Clymree Montgomery Hunt, Sr., He resided most of his life in Madison and attended school at Madison Consolidated High School.

He was united in marriage on April 29th, 1989, to Terri Ferguson, who survives.

He was employed with Madison Tool and Die for several months. He was previously employed for four years with Madison Consolidated High School. He was employed for 20 years with Sandstone Industries as an industry manager. He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed fishing, hunting, his children and grandchildren.

Survivors also include his sons, Mark A. Hunt and wife Susan, Danny Hunt and wife Lee Ann, Derek S. Hunt and wife Ashley, and Brian C. Hunt, all of Madison; his daughter, Megan R. Hunt of Madison; his grandchildren, Kainen and Haylen Hunt; his step-grandchildren, Staci and Kaycee Breeck; his step-great-grandchild, Trinity; his sisters, Diane Harris and husband Danny of Versailles, Wanda Imel and husband Gary of Madison, Velma Meadows and husband Shannon of Madison, Debra Cassidy and husband Eddie of Madison, Inez Shouse and husband Rick of Dupont, Linda Pennington and husband Jim of Hanover, Teresa Morris and husband Junior of Canaan, Marilyn Hunt of Madison and Wilma Jolly of Osgood; his brothers, John E. Hunt, Jr., and wife Kelly of Madison, Clyde Hunt and wife Deanna of Madison, Jerry Hunt and wife Jennifer of Warsaw, Kentucky, John R. Hunt and wife Angie of Greensburg, Michael Hunt and wife Michelle of Madison, and Darrell Hunt and wife Wendy of Indianapolis; his mother-in-law, Karen Ferguson of Madison; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father on January 31st, 1981; his mother, March 5th, 2006; his sister, Brenda Hunt; and his father-in-law, William E. “Bill” Ferguson on June 23rd, 2001.

Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Matthew Stultz at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, May 27th) at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial will be in Brooksburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time today (Thursday) t the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.