Obituaries 09/24/20


Carolyn Lanman

  Carolyn Sue (Susie) Lanman, 82, of Centerville, Indiana, passed away on Monday, September 21st, 2020 at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana.

  Carolyn was born on July 8th, 1938, in Wayne County, Indiana, the daughter of Ruby and Harold ‘Bud’ Tague. She was raised in the Jacksonburg, Indiana, area, where she attended the Jacksonburg two room school house for her first eight grades. She graduated from Cambridge City High School in 1956.

  Carolyn worked in the office of Potter Paint when the company started a plant in Cambridge City in 1956; and she later worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Robert Cox in Cambridge City for 33 years until she retired.

  Carolyn was united in marriage to Paul ‘Slu’ Lanman on August 17th, 1957, at the Jacksonburg Christian Church. The couple lived in Richmond, Indiana, until they purchased a home in Centerville in 1962.

  Carolyn is survived by her husband of 63 years, Paul ‘Slu’ Lanman of Centerville, Indiana; by her three sons: Michael Lanman and his wife Debbie of Cambridge City, Indiana; Patrick Lanman and his wife Jacquita of Vevay; and Tim Lanman and his wife Cindy of Centerville, Indiana.

  Also surviving are her seven grandchildren: Brandon Lanman, Abigail Fox, Dustin Lanman, Emily Bradford, Hilary Mangold; Kenzie Lanman, and Kyle Lanman; and five great grandchildren.

  She was preceded in death by her parents.

  Friends are invited to pay their respects to the family on Saturday, September 26th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Riggle-Walterman Mortuary, 32 South 11th Street, Richmond, Indiana, 47374.

  Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Patrick Lanman officiating. Burial will follow at the Centerville Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Thomas ‘Gene’ Kirtley

  Thomas G. “Gene” G. Kirtley, 79, of Underwood, Indiana, passed away at 4:10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

  Gene was born on Monday, March 24th, 1941, in Pekin, Indiana. He was the son of Joseph T. Kirtley and Francis G. (Gray) and Robert Amos; and he was raised by his grandmother Alice Gray all of whom are deceased.

  Gene was a 1959 Pekin High School graduate and served in the United States Air Force from October 7th, 1963, until October 1st, 1967.

  He retired from International Harvester and owned and operated Pop-A-Top Tavern in Pekin for 30 years. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion in Switzerland County, IN, an avid I.U. fan, a huge NASCAR enthusiast, enjoyed hunting and fishing, was an excellent cook who loved to garden and can. He played the lottery and has played the same numbers every week since the lottery started. Gene looked forward to spending winters at his home in Florida. He also had property in Switzerland County.

  Gene met the love of his life over 43 1/2 years ago, Shirley Goble, who survives in Underwood, Indiana.

  Other survivors include his son, Tim Kirtley of England; his two grandchildren: Ashley (Scott) Harris of Grand Forks, North Dakota and Tommy Tucker (Megan) Kirtley of Pekin, Indiana; by his four great-grandchildren: Ava and Owen Harris, Asher and Aubrey Kirtley; by his sister, Rosemary (Larry) McCutcheons of Leavenworth, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

  In addition to his parents and grandmother, he was  preceded in death by his son, Tom Kirtley; his sister, Joann Reilly; and his brother, Jackie Joe Kirtley.

  Memorial services were held on Friday, September 11th, at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Henryville.

  Family requests expressions of sympathy may be given to the American Legion Post # 185 in Vevay, c/o Adams Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 209 S. Ferguson St., Henryville, Indiana, 47126.

  Online condolences can be given to the family and a video tribute can be viewed at

Terry Hall, Sr.

  Terry Lee Hall, Sr., age 74, of Warsaw, Kentucky, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away at 11:36 a.m. on Friday, September 18th, 2020, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Kentucky.

  He entered this life on October 4th, 1945, in Haysi, Virginia. He was the loving son of the late George Washington and  Mable Jean (Goodman) Hall. Terry was raised by his grandmother, Rutha Hall. He was raised in Haysi, Virginia and was a 1964 graduate of Haysi High School.

  Terry was united in marriage to Lola Jeanette Leatherbury in Haysi, Virginia. Terry was employed as a contractor for Nucor Steel in Ghent, Kentucky for the past 15 years. He was a former over the road truck driver for five years. He was formerly employed for the Great Lakes Steel Company in River Rouge, Michigan, for 15 years.

  Terry enjoyed his guns, deer hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed his time running the Snack Shack Food Truck in East Enterprise for a few years. He was an avid bingo and lottery player.

  Terry will be missed by his wife, Lola Jeanette (Leatherbury) Hall of Warsaw, Kentucky; by his sons: Terry Lee Hall, Jr. of Haysi, Virginia, and Michael Shane Hall and his wife Karen of Abbington, Virginia; by his daughter: Debbie Gail Ball and her husband Larry of Council, Virginia; by his step-sons: Bill Edward Johnson and his wife Kathy of Florence, Kentucky and Clarence Mack Johnson and his wife Lisa of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky; by his step-daughter: Sheila Pearl Larocque of Houston, Texas; by his 15-grandchildren and 14-great-grandchildren; by his brothers: Levi Hall and Jerry Hall both of Haysi, Virginia; by his sister, Susie Hall of Haysi, Virginia; and his several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents: George Washington and Mable Jean (Goodman) Hall; by his grandmother who raised him: Rutha Hall; and by his brother, Clinus Hall.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, September 22nd, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, September 22nd, following the time of visitation by Reverend Mike Jones, at the funeral home.

  Interment followed in the Lee Cemetery, near Fairview, Indiana.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Keeping Pace Cancer Fund c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County Inc. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Selbert ‘Seb’ Walston

  Selbert Walter “Seb” Walston, Jr., 83, of Rising Sun, passed away on Monday, September 14th, 2020 at The Waters of Rising Sun.

  Seb was born in Rising Sun on February 22nd, 1937, the son of the late Elizabeth (Cole) and Selbert W. Walston, Sr.

  He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Seb was very proud of his time in service and veterans causes remained important to him. He was a member of the Rising Sun American Legion, Post #59 and member of the Color Guard. Seb was also a life member of the  VFW and former commander of Post 5312 in Aurora, Indiana. He was also a member of the Korean War Veterans Association and the Disabled American Veterans Association.

  Seb also served his community on the Aurora Fire Department for 10 years. He was a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ. Seb woked as a truck driver and retired from Legge Construction in 1998. He also drove for Yelton Excavating & Trucking  and the Aurora Lumber Company.

  In his younger years Seb enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing horseshoes. Seb would often be seen walking his dog “Shorty” around town and people would pull over and talk to him. Seb never met a stranger and treated you like his best friend.

  Seb is survived by two daughters: Bethany L. Chapman and her husband Terry of Rising Sun and Rebecca L. Couch and husband Timothy of Scottsburg, Indiana; by his son, David C. Walston, of Aurora, Indiana; by his daughter-in-law, Myra Walston, of Rising Sun; by his nine grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; by his sister, Violet E. Randall, of Greendale, Indiana; by his brother, William W. Walston of Rising Sun; and by several nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; by his son, Robert Douglas Walston, who died on March 26th, 2020; by his brothers: Timmy, Kenny, Steve and Joe Walston; and by his sister, Melody Walston.

  Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 19th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun with Brother Nathan Pelehowski officiating. Visitation was held on Friday, September 18th at the funeral home. Burial with military honors was at Cedar Hedge Cemetery in Rising Sun.

  Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun American Legion or Rising Sun Church of Christ.