Obituaries 07/29/2021

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Gerald Bailey

  Gerald Wayne Bailey, age 72, of Vevay, passed away at 11:25 p.m. on Thursday, July 15th, 2021, at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare-Dearborn in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  He was born on March 7th, 1949 in Milan, Indiana and was the son of the late Harold V. and Allene (Romans) Bailey. Gerald was raised in Rising Sun, and attended Rising Sun High School.

  Gerald was inducted into the United States Navy on May 2nd, 1967 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. He earned the Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon and the National Defense Service Medal. He was honorably discharged on March 11th, 1969 in Seattle, Washington.

  He was a truck driver for several years for Huff Contractors in West Harrison, Ohio for several years; and for Baylor Trucking in Milan, Indiana for several years.

  Gerald was a member of the Vevay VFW Post #5396 and the Vevay American Legion Post #185. Gerald enjoyed fishing and will be deeply missed by his family.

 Gerald is survived by his daughters: Gerrilyn Bailey of Rising Sun and Kristina Michelle Riddell of Lexington, Kentucky; by his grandchildren: Cody Bailey, Christopher Riddell, Conner Asher, Chloe Asher, Cate Riddell, Destyni Baker and Quinten Freeman; by his great-grandchild, Gerika Baker; by his step-children: Raymond Clayton, Mary Clayton and Amy LaCount all of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by his step-grandchildren: Gage LaCount, Samantha LaCount and Kayla Ballard; and by his brothers: Donald Bentz of Patriot, Doug Bentz of Greendale, Indiana, and Roy Bentz of Verona, Kentucky.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold V. and Allene (Romans) Bailey; by his granddaughter, Paige Ridener; by his sister, Sheila Lester; and by his brother, Robert Bentz.

  No services are planned.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay American Legion Post #185 Relief Fund or the Vevay VFW Post #5396. Cards are available at the funeral home. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Herman Duffield

  Herman J. Duffield, age 60, of Vevay, passed away on Sunday July 25th, 2021, at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare-Dearborn in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Herman entered this life on April 29, 1961 in Chillicothe, Ohio and was the son of the late Herman Edward Duffield and Martha Jean (Gibson) Sheeley. He was raised in Sabina, Ohio where he attended East Clinton High School.

  Herman was united in marriage on September 15, 1986 in Clinton County, Ohio to Theresa Lynn Helsel. This happy union was blessed with three children: Crystal, David and Shayne. Herman and Theresa shared nearly 35 years of marriage together until his death.

  In October 1988, Herman was employed for Trenwa Corporation in Wilmington, Ohio until 2005 when the company moved to Warsaw, Kentucky where he was the plant manager for several years. The company later moved to Florence, Indiana where he retired in January 2021 after 33 years of service due to his health declining.

  Herman resided in the Warsaw, Kentucky community for 10 years and later moved to the Vevay community where he resided for the past six years. Herman enjoyed fishing, camping, tinkering on cars and hunting, as well as, dancing and drinking beer with his friends.

  Herman will be deeply missed by his wife, Teresa Lynn (Helsel) Duffield of Vevay; by his children: Crystal Foster of Wilmington, Ohio, David Foster of Vevay, and Shayne Duffield and his wife Jackie of Vevay; by his 11 grandchildren; by his six step-grandchildren; by his great-grandchild; by his sister, Frances Hoppes of Washington Court House, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman Edward Duffield and Martha Jean (Gibson) Sheeley; and his by step-father, Forrest Sheeley.

  No services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mr. Herman J. Duffield Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Benny Garland, Sr.

  Benny D. Garland, Sr., age 91, of Vevay, died with his loving family at his side at 6:25 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21st, 2021, at the Heritage House of Greensburg in Greensburg, Indiana.

  Benny entered this life on February 25th, 1930 in Fayette County, Kentucky. He was the loving son of the late Robert B. and Ruby B. Dykes Garland. He was raised in Fayette County and attended North Middletown High School. Benny had to quit high school when his father got hurt and needed him to help with the farm operation.

  He was raised in the Centerville United Methodist Church in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

  He was inducted into the United States Army on July 21st, 1954 and rose to the rank of Specialist Three serving in the 84th Tank Battalion, Third Armored Division under General Patton. He was honorably discharged on April 20th, 1956 and was proud he received his GED while in the service.

  On March 1st, 1947 Benny was united in marriage to Evelyn Jean Redding in Fayette County on the front porch of the home of his father-in-law and mother-in-law with an inch of snow on the ground. This happy union of nearly 59 years was blessed with sons: Timothy, Ricky Lee, Benny, Roger, and John Mark.

  Benny and Jean resided in Clark County, Kentucky for 15 years before moving the family to Switzerland County in 1963. Benny and Jean became involved with Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison in 1969. They helped to landscape, develop and market the cemetery until selling their interest in 1979. Benny farmed all of his life, raising beef cattle, turkeys, tobacco, corn, hogs, and milk cows.

  In August of 2001 the Garlands moved to a new home near Lamb from the Garland Road farm at Tucky View Farm.

  Benny was a member of the Spring Branch Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, trustee, song leader, and Sunday school superintendent. He was a member of the Switzerland County Farm Bureau. He and Jean received the Silver Star Award for farm conservation from the Switzerland County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. He was a faithful member of the Gideons-Switzerland County Camp serving as president for 33 years.

  He held membership in the Burley Tobacco Co-op in Lexington, Kentucky for 26 years and had served as national director; the Switzerland County Soil and Water Conservation Board and ASCS Board; and served on the Switzerland County 4-H Fair Board for many years. In Benny’s spare-time he loved to fish, bird hunt and enjoyed socializing with friends and family.

  After the death of his beloved wife, Benny was united in marriage to Shelby Jean Tingle Minch and they shared many happy years of marriage until her health declined with Alzheimer’s. They enjoyed attending the Union Baptist Church at Lamb as well as Spring Branch Baptist Church.

  Benny will be missed by his loving sons: Benny Garland, Jr. and his wife Jane of Rising Sun, Roger Garland and his wife Lisa of Vevay, and John Mark Garland and his wife Kim of Lexington, Indiana; by his step son, George Minch and his wife Rose of Vevay; by his sisters: Anita Mynear of Lexington, Kentucky and Bessie Rainey of Paris, Kentucky; by his grandchildren: Diana Edlin (Chris), Beth Garland, Daniel Garland (Abby), Deborah Garland, Alex Garland, Andrew Garland (Kelsie), Hannah Garland, Branndie Garland, Stacie Garland, Michael Garland (Heather), and Nathan Garland; by his great grandchildren: Aidan Garland, Keenan Garland, Bella Garland, Eli Garland, Ebenezer Edlin, Evelyn Edlin, Victoria Edlin, Liam Dunn, Beau Dunn, Hunter Garland, and Ashlynn Garland; and by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Robert B. Garland; by his mother, Ruby B. Dykes Garland; by his wife of nearly 59 years, Evelyn Jean Redding Garland, who died on January 30th, 2006; by his second wife, Shelby Jean Tingle Minch Garland, who died on April 15th, 2021; by his sons: Timothy Garland, who died on February 10th, 1953 and Ricky Lee Garland, who died on December 8th, 1966; by his step daughter, Deborah J. Minch, who died on December 8th, 2002; by his brothers: David Garland, Bobby Garland and Richard Garland; by his father-in-law, John Riley Watkins, who died on October 29th, 1993; and by his mother-in-law, Katie Lee Sanders Watkins, who died on August 8th, 2002.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Saturday, July 24th and on Sunday, July 25th prior to the beginning of the service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, July 25th, by Pastor Lonnie Bontrager at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Grandview Memorial Gardens,9306 North US 421 near Madison.

  A final salute with military honors was conducted by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons Memorial Bible Plan. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover or the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay.

Twila Girod

  Twila Tiffany Girod, was born on October 21st, 2020, and passed away at 12:51 a.m. on Monday, July 19th, 2021 at her home in Bennington, Indiana with her loving parents by her side and entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior.

  Twila is survived by her mother, Polly (Bontrager) and her father, Samuel Girod of Bennington; by her brothers: Malachi Girod and Jethro Girod of Bennington; by her sisters: Rebecca Girod, Loretta Girod, and Deborah Girod of Bennington; by her grandparents: Daniel and Miriam Girod of Canaan, Indiana and Leroy and Katie Bontrager of Sebeka, Minnesota; by her great-grandparents: August Girod of Kentucky, Saloma Eicher of Michigan, and Esther Bontrager of LaGrange, Indiana; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

  Twila was greeted in Heaven by her sister, Joanna Girod.

  A public visitation was held on Wednesday, July 21st, at the Hope Baptist Church in Dillsboro, Indiana. Funeral were held on Thursday, July 22nd, at the Hope Baptist Church, followed by a meal at the church and then procession to the Lee Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to MAP Ministry.

Frances Pike White

  Frances Lorraine (Peters) Pike White, age 93, of Vevay, passed away with her loving family by her side at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 at her residence.

  Frances entered this life on November 21st, 1927 on Tapps Ridge in Switzerland County. She was the loving daughter of the late Lewis “Jock” and Alma Geneva (Scott) Peters. She was raised near Florence, Indiana and attended Florence and Patriot High Schools.

  Frances was united in marriage on April 22nd, 1944 in Vevay, to Ralph A. “Red” Pike. This happy union was blessed with two daughters, Peggy and Shirley, and they shared 45 years of marriage together until his death on July 13th, 1989.

  In March of 1949, Frances was employed for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay, retiring in 1991 after 42 years of service. Frances lived in the East Enterprise community and later moved to the Vevay community in 1950 to be closer to work and the girls’ school. She later was employed for Walmart in Madison for three years.

  She was a member of the Vevay Christian Church where she taught Sunday school class for 20 years and later became a member of the Florence Church of Christ where she taught Sunday school class for four years. She also was the church treasurer for 26 years.

  Frances was later united in marriage to Jessi White on October 13th, 1997 in Rising Sun. Frances and Jessi shared nearly eight years of marriage together until his death on January 31st, 2005.

  Frances leaves behind her daughters: Peggy Jean Hilligoss of Vevay and Shirley E. Neal of Galloway, Ohio; her step-daughter, Darlene White of Rising Sun; her grandchildren: James “Bobby” Hilligoss and his wife Pam of Markland, Indiana, Roger Hilligoss of Rising Sun, Richard Hilligoss and his wife Susan of Vevay, Tim Neal and his companion Wendy of Galloway, Ohio, and Roxanna Hilligoss Williams and her husband Terry of Elkhart, Indiana; her numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Barbara J. “Babe” Bowling and her husband Earl of Fairview; her sisters-in-law: Florence Peters and Harriet Bovard of Vevay; and her several nieces, nephews and cousins.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis “Jock” Peters, who died in May of 1992 and Alma Geneva (Scott) Peters, who died in November of 1987; by her first husband, Ralph A. Pike, who died on July 13th, 1989; by her second husband, Jessi White, who died on January 31st, 2005; by her brothers: Luther Lee Peters, who died in May of 1934, Paul Vernon “Jack” Peters, who died in May of 1976, and Robert Earl “Bub” Peters, who died in July of 1985; by her sons-in-law: Kenneth Neal, who died in August of 1998 and James Robert “Butch” Hilligoss, who died in September of 2019; by her step-son, Jessi White, Jr., who died in August of 2019; and by her great-grandchildren, Carrie Ann Magyar, who died in August of 2019 and Scott Patrick Hilligoss, who died in December of 2019.

  Visitation was held on Monday, July 26th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Monday, July 26th, at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice of Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Mary Jane Rice

Mrs. Mary Jane (Dunaway) Rice, age 80, of Vevay, Indiana, passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021, at her residence. Mary Jane entered this life on June 12, 1941 in Ohio County, Indiana. She was the daughter of the late, Melvin Ruby and Martha Marie (Webb) Dunaway. She was raised in Ohio County, Indiana where she attended high school. Mary Jane was united in marriage on December 27, 1957 in Ohio County to Harry Lloyd Rice. This union was blessed with two daughters, Kim and Kathy and they shared nearly 49 years of marriage together until his death on March 29, 2006. She was employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana for 25 years and later for Rising Star Casino & Resort in Rising Sun, Indiana for several years. Mary Jane resided in the Vevay community since 1973. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, working crossword puzzles and reading her Bible. 

 Mary Jane is survived by her daughters, Kim Rice of Vevay, IN and Kathy Arthur and her husband, Terry of Florence, IN; her grandchildren, Travis Arthur and his wife, Kadie of Florence, IN, Joshua Rice and his wife, Kelsey of Bear Branch, IN and Justin Rice of Vevay, IN; her great-grandchildren, Acelynn Rice, Justice Rice, Tristian Arthur, Kingston Rice and Kainen Rice, Robert Bullock and Sydney Arthur; his sisters, Barbara Dunaway of Aurora, IN and Annette Miller and her husband, Jimmy of Rising Sun, IN; her brother, Donnie Dunaway and his wife, Shirley of Aurora, IN and her nieces and nephews.

 She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Melvin Ruby and Martha Marie (Webb) Dunaway; her husband, Harry Lloyd Rice and her brother, George Dunaway.

 Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 16, 2021, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.

 Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043. 

 Interment will follow in the Rising Sun New Cemetery, Rising Sun, Indiana.

 Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com

Briar Niko Scudder

  Briar Niko Scudder was born stillborn and went to be with Jesus on Friday, July 16th, 2021 at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood, Kentucky.

  Briar was the fifth son born to his loving parents, Cory Allan Scudder and Tabetha Lynn Jedding of East Enterprise.

  Briar will be deeply missed also by his big brothers: Brantley Allan, Bralen Todd, Brogan Michael, and Bryce Gerald Scudder; by his paternal grandfather and paternal grandmother, Gerald R. Scudder of Vevay and Rebecca Johnson of Vevay; by his maternal-grandparents: Virginia L. and David T. Smith of Patriot and David C. and Lisa K. Jedding of Aurora, Indiana; by his maternal great-grandparents: Virginia Rose Rineair-Faulkner of Moores Hill, Indiana, Barbara Jedding of Greendale, Indiana, and Wanda and Donald Scranton of Pleasant, Indiana; by his paternal great-grandfather, William Johnson of Vevay; by his paternal aunts and uncles: Jessarah Johnson and her companion Jacob Courter of Vevay, Cody R. and Colleen Scudder of Vevay, and Anthony Huffner and his companion, Heather Couch of Rising Sun; by his maternal aunt and uncle: Joseph Michael and Kassondra Jedding of Norfolk, Virginia; and his several cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandparents: Raymond L. and Connie Mae (Perry) Scudder and Marquita Johnson; and by his maternal great-grandparents: Daniel Faulkner and Richard B. Jedding.

  A Memorial Gathering was held on Wednesday, July 28th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Memorial Services were conducted following the time of gathering on Wednesday, July 28th, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Briar Niko Scudder Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Adam Springer

  Adam Christopher Springer, age 34, of Seymour, Indiana, formerly of Vevay,  passed away on Sunday, July 18th, 2021 in Seymour, Indiana.

  Adam was born on April 8th, 1987 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the son of Robert William “Bob” Springer, Sr. of Center Square, and the late Alice Lindsay “Allie” (Lukie) Springer. He was raised in Center Square, and attended Switzerland County High School.

  Adam was employed as a cook for various restaurants in Seymour and Vevay, and was currently employed for Door Dash in Seymour, Indiana. Adam enjoyed listening to music, working on computers, playing video games, as well as, collecting coins and cooking.

  Adam is survived by his father, Robert William “Bob” Springer, Sr. of Center Square; by his sisters and brother: Crystal Stewart and her husband Billy of Easley, South Carolina, Michelle Springer and her companion Bubby Lewis of Vevay, Diane Dixon and her husband David of Cynthiana, Kentucky, April Cooper of Louisville, Kentucky, Wayne Springer and his wife Vickie of Fairview, Indiana, and Bobby Springer and his wife Nancy of East Enterprise, Indiana; by his several nieces and nephews; by his aunts and uncles: Betty Springer of Harrison, Ohio, Frances Shelton of St. Helens, Kentucky, Pauline McCormick of Alta Loma, California, David Lukie of Verona, Kentucky, and Bobby Lukie of Eagle, Idaho; and his numerous cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Lindsay “Allie” (Lukie) Springer; and by his uncles: William and Michael Lukie.

  Visitation was held on Friday, July 23rd, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.  Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Friday, July 23rd, at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Concord Cemetery, Patriot.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Mr. Adam Christopher Springer Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Timothy Wolford

  Timothy “Tim” Wolford, age 62, of Ghent, Kentucky, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 11:42 a.m. on Sunday, July 25th, 2021, at his residence.

  Tim was born on July 14th, 1959 in Phelps, Kentucky, the son of the late Granville Lee and Norice Eulalee Wolford. He was raised in Phelps, Kentucky and attended high school in Dayton, Ohio.

  Tim was united in marriage to Sharon Lewis on April 4th, 1996 in Greensburg, Indiana. This happy blended family was blessed with six children: David, Amanda, Sarah, Laura, Cassandra and Tina. Tim and Sharon shared 25 years together until his death.

  Tim was an automotive mechanic in Indiana and Ohio for several years. Tim resided in the Vevay community for 13 years before moving to Ghent, Kentucky where he resided for the last two years. He loved making people laugh and spending time with his family. Tim also enjoyed tinkering on cars and fishing.

  Tim will be deeply missed by his wife, Sharon (Lewis) Wolford of Ghent, Kentucky; by his children: David Lewis of Vevay, Jennifer Clark and her husband Mark of Moorefield, Amanda Lewis and her companion Justin Kelley of English, Kentucky, Sarah Hollin and her companion Elmer Oder of Pleasant, Laura Kennedy and her husband Earl Allen of Vevay, Cassandra Wolford and her husband Jhonda of Dayton, Ohio, and Tina Wolford of Dayton, Ohio; by his 15 grandchildren; by his siblings: Rita “Kay” Blankenship of Greensburg, Indiana, Brenda Blankenship of Union, Ohio, Wimpie Wolford and his wife Bernice of Phelps, Kentucky, Jack Dotson of Dayton, Ohio and Michael Wolford and his wife Cecila of Versailles, Ohio; and his several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Granville Lee and Norice Eulalee Wolford; and by his brothers: Jeffery Wolford and Granville Lee “Ricky” Wolford, Jr.

  Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, July 29th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 29th, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Timothy Wolford Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.