Obituaries 08/15/2019

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Jerry Bruce

  Jerry Dean Bruce, age 55, of Vevay, passed away with his loving family by his side at 12:09 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019, at his sister’s residence in Vevay.

  Jerry entered this life on February 20th, 1964, in Dearborn County, Indiana. He was the son of the late Gerald Adam Bruce and Evelenia “Jane” (Beach) Leap. He was a graduate of the Richmond High School in Richmond, Indiana.

  Jerry was employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, for seven years. He resided most of his life in the Vevay community and was a member of Switzerland Baptist Church.

  Jerry enjoyed playing cards and poker.

  Jerry is survived by his son, Wesley Bruce of Kentucky; by his sisters: Kathleen Bolton of Vevay and Katina Carter of Vevay; by his step-father, James C. “Jimmy” Leap of Vevay; by his step-brothers: Roy Leap and his wife Julie of Vevay and Jeff Leap of Middletown, Ohio; by his nieces and nephews: Audrey Furnish, Kirsten Furnish, Tristen Bolton, Rochelle Bolton, Douglas Ray, Cameron Ray and Carter Ray; by his great-nieces: Luna Harmon and Hazel Bolton; by his step-nieces: Alyssa Lay and her husband Corey and Nicole Leap; and his step-great-nephew, Ryan Lay.

  He was preceded in death by his parents: Gerald Adam Bruce, who died on March 17th, 2004; and Evelenia “Jane” (Beach) Leap, who died on July 23rd, 2009.

  Graveside Services were conducted on Friday, August 9th, at the Mount Sinai Cemetery, Mount Sinai Road, Aurora, Indiana.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Jerry Dean Bruce Memorial Fund, c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Carroll Hufford

  Carroll William Hufford, 81, of Ohio County, passed away on, Sunday, August 11th, 2019 at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Carroll was born in Switzerland County on March 10th, 1938, the son of the late Wauneta (Moore) and Lawrence  Hufford. Carroll grew up in the Patriot community and attended Concord Community Church in his youth. He was a graduate of Patriot High School, Class of 1956.

  Carroll married Mary Ann (Hatton) Hufford on February 1st, 1958 at the home of the bride’s parents in Rising Sun. Carroll and Mary Ann were married over 61 years until his passing.

  Carroll retired from General Motors in Norwood, Ohio, after 30 years of service. Carroll was a car enthusiast and loved all classic American made cars.

  Carroll is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann Hufford of Ohio County; by his son, Mark Hufford and his wife Dinah of Independence, Kentucky; by his grandsons: Troy Hufford of Hebron, Kentucky and Shane Hufford and his wife Meredith of Huntington, West Virginia; by his brother-in-law Robert Hatton and his wife Nan of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by his nephews: Larry Hufford and his wife Lisa of Florida and Kenny Hufford of Florida; by his nieces: Melanie Ronto of Colorado, Natalie Kain and her husband Dale of Arizona, and Vianna Crisp and her husband Don of Florida.

  Carroll was preceded in death by his parents; by his son, Kevin Hufford in 1978; by his brother, Robert Hufford; and by his sister, Rosalie Hufford.

  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 17th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Brother  Mark Baldauff officiating. Friends are invited to call Saturday morning, August 17th, from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to Ohio County Rescue Unit or charity of donor’s choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Randy Mattox

  Randy “Rudy” Mattox, 62, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, August 10th, 2019.

  He was born on February 7th, 1957 in Batesville, Indiana, and was the son of the late William and Mabel (Johnson) Mattox.

  Randy was an avid musician being part of the ‘Jim Williams Trio’, ‘New Arrivals’, and the ‘Raging River Band’. He was inducted in the Southeastern Indiana Musician’s Association, Inc., Hall of Fame in November of 2018.

  He enjoyed golfing and loved being grandpa.. He worked at Aurora Utilities.

  He is survived by his son, Chris (Michelle) Mattox of Aurora, Indiana; by his daughter, Crystal (Bobby) Hudson of Aurora, Indiana; by his five grandchildren: Hunter Mattox, Skylar Hudson, Landon Hudson, Briton Mattox, and Preslee Mattox; and numerous cousins and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mabel Mattox; and by his sister, Rae Jean Mattox.

  Family and friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, August 14th, at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home in Greendale, Indiana. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home, on Thursday, August 15th, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Brian Dunaway officiating. Interment will follow in the Wilmington Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.

  Contributions may be made to the family.

Richard ‘Jackie’ Lauderbaugh

  Richard “Jackie” Lauderbaugh, age 71, of Madison, died on Monday, August 12th, 2019, at 4:23 a.m. at the Eskanazi Health in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  Jackie entered this life on August 2nd, 1948 in Madison. He was the loving son of the late Floyd D. “Jack” and Doris June Ashley Lauderbaugh. He resided all of his life in Madison and was a 1968 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. In high school, he played basketball, football and baseball.

  Jackie was inducted into the United States Army on April 22nd, 1968 in Louisville, Kentucky. He rose to the rate of Private First Class and served in Korea in the 543rd MP Company in the First U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged on March 11th, 1971 at Fort Knox, Kentucky with the rank of Specialist Five. He re-enlisted on March 12th, 1971 at Fort Knox and served as Specialist Five in the 903 HEM Company serving during the Vietnam War in Korea where he was exposed to Agent Orange. He was honorably discharged on March 16th, 1972 from Fort Dix, New Jersey earning the National Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. While in the service he played baseball in Korea.

  Jackie was united in marriage on October 6th, 1971 in Jellico, Tennessee to Sharon K. Chase. This happy union of 48 years was blessed with a son, Joey. Jackie enjoyed coaching little league and refereeing. He worked early in life at Meese Manufacturing in Madison and then began a 30 plus year career with Kentucky Utilities retiring from the Coal Yard Maintenance Department. Jackie had attended Ivy Tech for welding.

  He was a member of the North Madison Christian Church in Madison. Jackie enjoyed tinkering and working on vehicles, watching the Cincinnati Reds and the Bengals. Jackie had suffered the past nine years with the effects of Agent Orange exposure and was lovingly cared for by his wife and son.

  Jackie will be missed by his loving wife of 48 years, Sharon K. Chase Lauderbaugh of Madison; by his devoted son, Joey Lauderbaugh and his wife Melanie of Madison; by his adoring grandson, Jayce Lauderbaugh; by his loving brothers: Steve Lauderbaugh and his wife Nancy of Madison, Gary Lauderbaugh of Madison, and Melvin Lauderbaugh of Madison; by his half brother, Charles Douglas Bennett of Madison; by his sisters in law: Bonnie Duvall of Vevay, and Carolyn Kelley of Springdale, Ohio; and by several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd D. “Jack” Lauderbaugh, who died on July 1st, 2007; and by his mother, Doris June Ashley Lauderbaugh, who died on September 23rd, 2000.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, August 16th, at 1 p.m., by Brother Robby King at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery. Friends may visit on Friday, August 16th from 11 a.m. until the beginning of the service at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Linda Thomas

  Linda Marie Thomas, 66, of Batesville, Indiana, passed away at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 at her residence.

  Linda was born in Rising Sun on May 5th, 1953, the daughter of the late Esther Mae (Johnson) Thomas and Mike Thomas. Linda grew up in Rising Sun and was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1971.

  She proudly served her country in the U.S. Air Force. Linda worked at the Jefferson Proving Ground in Madison, and later at Grand Victoria Casino in Rising Sun.

  Linda was a member of the Rising Sun American Legion and formerly attended Shiloh Baptist Church. Linda loved to play bingo, watch game shows on TV and was a Bengals fan.

  Linda is  survived by her son, Maceo L. Thomas (Michelle), of McAlester, Oklahoma; by her grandson, Nick Schneider, of Batesville, Indiana; and by her sister, Karen Washington (Joe), of Cincinnati, Ohio.

  Linda was preceded in death by her father Mike Thomas; by her mother Esther Mae (Johnson) Thomas; and by her sisters: Beverly Woosley and Lillian Thomas.

  A memorial service was held on Saturday, August 10th at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Rising Sun, with Reverend Calvin Todd officiating. Interment was at Cedar Hedge Cemetery in Rising Sun. Memorial donations may be made to the family.

  Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family at this difficult time.

Jesse White, Jr.

  Jesse White, Jr., 68, of Rising Sun, passed away on Friday, August 9th, 2019 at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Jesse was born in Ohio County on August 9th, 1951, the son of the late Clara (Chase) and Jesse Matthew White, Sr. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School.

  Jesse last worked at Grand Victoria Casino in Rising Sun. He had also worked for the Rising Sun Care Center and the Individual Mausoleum Company in Aurora, Indiana. Jesse also did small motor repair out of his home.

  Jesse enjoyed flying ultra light planes and skydiving.

  Jesse is survived by sisters: Darlene White, of Rising Sun and Betty Chase, of Vevay; by his brother, Billy Scott of Rochester, Michigan; and by several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brothers: Charles, Aaron and Earl Scott.

  A celebration of Jesse’s life will held on Saturday, August 17th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Schroeder Community Building on the Ohio County Fairgrounds in Rising Sun. Memorial donations may be made to the family.

  Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun, IN serving the family at this difficult time.

 Granville ‘Jocko’ Wiley, Jr.

  Granville E. “Jocko” Wiley, Jr., age 59, of Madison, passed from this life on Saturday, August 10th, 2019, at 11:02 a.m. at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

  Jocko entered this life on October 26th, 1959 in Jefferson County, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late Granville E. Sr., and Cora Ann McKeand Wiley. He resided all of his life in Jefferson County and was a 1978 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He enjoyed FFA and 4-H while in high school.

  He began employment with the Jefferson County Highway Department right out of high school and worked as a highway man until his sudden death. Jocko also served as a Senior Primary Reserve Officer with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office from 1993-2010. From 2011 to current he served as a Special Deputy of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. He had previously worked as a dispatcher with the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department in Vevay.

  Jocko was a faithful member of the Manville Christian Church in Manville. He was an avid reader, loved history, was a comedian of sorts, a great socializer, loved his family, and there was no other truck than a Ford truck in his eyes. Jocko was a man that was larger than life, loved everyone and never met a stranger. Jocko will always be remembered for his name and for being the “Highway Man”.

  Jocko will be missed by his loving sisters: Christy Roberts and her husband Bobby of Madison and Connie Lipps of Madison; by his niece, Tonya Moore Vester and her husband Jeff of Madison; by his nephew, Luke Lipps of Alexandria, Virginia; by his great nephews and great niece: Jacob Vester, Joseph Vester, and Courtney Sellers; by his uncles and aunts: Danny and Noreen McKeand of Madison and Bonnie Stockdale of New Albany, Indiana; by his companion, Charity Kiser-Sullivan of Madison; his fellow highway men with the Jefferson County Highway Department; and by his  cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Granville E. Wiley, Sr., who died on September 12th, 2014, by his mother, Cora Ann McKeand Wiley, who died on December 31st, 2002; by his uncles and aunts: Wayne and Connie Wiley, LeRoy Stockdale, Ernest Van, Jr. and Etta McKeand; and by his grandparents, Ernest Van, Sr., and Pearl Sparks McKeand.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, August 15th, at 11 a.m., by Brother George Severn at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree in Drive Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Carmel Cemetery in Hanover, Indiana.

  Friends were invited to pay their respects to the family on Wednesday, August 14th; and also on Thursday, August 15th, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Manville Christian Church Youth Group. Cards are available at the funeral home.