Isabel Kay (Poling) Smith, 72, of Fairview, passed away at 9:28 a.m. Wednesday, January 16th, 2013, at Ripley Crossing in Milan.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. A full obituary will be printed in next week’s edition of this newspaper.
James “Jim” Gifford, of Bradenton, Florida and formerly of Indiana, passed away Monday, December 31st, 2012, surrounded by family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Lee; son Steve of Indiana; stepmother; and 2 sisters of Cincinnati.
There will be a celebration of life service in the clubhouse of Village on the Greens, Bradenton, on Sunday, Janurary 20th, at 2 p.m.
Memorial donations in memory of Jim may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 3355 26th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205.
Condolences may be shared with the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wanda Lou (Carlton) Johns, 76, of Vevay, passed away at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday, January 9th, 2013, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born May 10th, 1936, in Switzerland County, the daughter of the late Robert Carlton and Viola Florence (Mitchell) Woodruff. She was raised in Ohio County where she attended Rising Sun School.
She was united in marriage on July 9th, 1951, in Madison, to Arlen Edward “Artie” Johns. She had resided with her husband in Michigan for 20 years, moving back to Switzerland County in 1983. They shared nearly 55 years of marriage together until his death on June 15th, 2006.
She was a former bookkeeper at her husband’s business, A.E. Johns Tree Service, from 1964-2002. She was a former machine line operator at Sackner Products in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for eight years. She was a private housekeeper for several years. She attended Fredonia Baptist Church on Tapps Ridge.
She will be remembered for her love of sewing, reading, puzzles, her children and grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mom, grandma and great-grandma.
Survivors include her three sons, Roy Edward Johns and wife Mary Jo of Glendale, Arizona, Russell Arlen Johns and wife Wanda of Allendale, Michigan and Leslie Todd Johns of Vevay; her four daughters, Kathy Sue Johns of Hudsonville, Michigan, Nina Faye DuShane and husband Albert of Twin Lake, Michigan, Julie Karol Leap and husband Roy of Vevay and Jean Nolf of Hudsonville; her daughter-in-law, Kathy A. Johns of Vevay; her 11 grandchildren, Angela Kay, Samantha, Rachel, Melissa, Brian, Mattheu, Carl Brandon, Joshua, Jeramey, Alyssa and Nicole; her 11 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Kayla, Riley, Christopher, Alexis, Chase, Alivia, Claire, Noah, Austin and Ryann; her half brothr, George Woodruff and wife Lucy of Vevay; her half sister, Wilma Sherman of Aurora; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Chad Daniel DuShane; her three half brothers, Louis Woodruff, Johnny Woodruff and Wilford Woodruff, Jr.; and her half sister, Linda Sue Richards.
Private funeral and burial services will be conducted by Reverend Wayne Daugherty at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fredonia Cemetery Fund. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Charlene (McMakin) Johnson, 83, of Lexington, Kentucky, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 6:08 p.m. Thursday, January 10th, 2013, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
She was born April 23rd, 1929, in Vevay, the loving daughter of the late William and Elaine (Snyder) McMakin.
She was united in marriage to the late Charles William “Charlie” Johnson. They owned and operated Charlie’s Fresh Seafood, Inc., and Carry Out Restaurant in Lexingon for several years.
Survivors include her son, Kendrick F. Briggs and wife Brenda of Vevay; her stepdaughter, Gwen Hays of Noblesville, Indiana; her grandson, Brad Briggs; her great-grandson, Michael Briggs; her brother, Nelson McMakin of Lexington; her nephew, Martin McMakin; her niece, Julianne McMakin; her special friends, Donna and Jack Coplon and Sandy and Doug Dick; and her special caregivers, Amanda Martin and her daughters, Abby and Louise Martin.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 14th, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home in Lexington. Burial was Tuesday, January 15th, in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 1300 Sports Center Drive, Lexington, KY 40502. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Roy M. Darnold, 88, of Madison, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Friday, January 11th, 2013, at his home near Madison.
He was born December 26th, 1924, in Campbellsburg, Kentucky, the son of the late Carlisle and Lena Mitchell Darnold. He was raised in Campbellsburg and was a 1942 graduate of English High School. He was inducted on August 8th, 1944, into the U.S. Army during World War II. He rose to the rank of technician fifth grade serving Company E 273D Infantry 69th Division. He fought in the battles and campaigns of the Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe. He was honorably discharged on May 4th, 1946, from Camp Atterbury, receiving the EAME Theater Ribbon with Three Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal Germany.
He was united in marriage on March 19th, 1947, in Cooper’s Bottom to Wilma Janet McManis. This happy union was blessed with one son, Roy Glenn; and two daughters, Bonnie and Vicki. They enjoyed living the past 65 years on Tate Ridge where they enjoyed their neighbors and friends.
He was a farmer at heart and had farmed his entire life. He enjoyed raising tobacco, hay and cattle. He began farming the family farm at the age of 15. He was a faithful member of Brushy Fork Baptist Church since 1948 and had served as trustee, Sunday School teacher and a Deacon since 1956. He enjoyed socializing, chewing tobacco, horse pulls and old westerns.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Wilma Janet McManis Darnold of Madison; his daughters, Bonnie Konkle and husband Larry of Madison and Vicki Fox and husband Stephen of Madison; his daughter-in-law, Janet F. Darnold of Madison; his grandchildren, Mark Darnold and wife Jenny, Christopher Darnold and wife Tara, Emily Fox and Ryan Fox; his step-grandson, Brad Fox and wife Michelle; his great-grandchildren, Carlie, Austin, Kobe and Kamron; his step-great-grandchildren, Taylor and Peyton; his sisters-in-law, June Darnold of Madison and Frances Watkins of Carrollton, Kentucky; his brother-in-law, Kenneth McManis and wife Charlotte of Roanoke, Virginia; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his son, Roy Glenn Darnold on March 10th, 2008; his brother, James Carlisle Darnold on December 2nd, 1991; and his sisters, Virginia Buhlig and Alene Kindoll.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 15th, by Pastors Tom Rogers and Ron Lee at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Caledonia Cemetery near Moorefield. A Final Salute and full military honors were conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to Brushy Fork Baptist Church, American Cancer Society or Hospice of Jennings County. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Charles Edward “Ed” Cook, 75, of Cross Plains, passed away Monday, January 14th, at Hanover Health & Rehab Center in Hanover.
He was born October 17th, 1937, in Patriot, the loving son of the late Marshall and Thelma Webster Cook. He was raised in Patriot and was a 1955 graduate of Patriot High School.
He was united in marriage on April 1st, 1956, in Cross Plains to Janice Marie Mathews. This happy union was blessed with two sons and one daughter.
He was employed with Reliance Electric Company in Madison for 20 years. He had served as a machinist with the International Association of machinists Union for 40 years. He had held every office in Local 1109 and served as an officer of District 90 in Indianapolis for 20 years. He also had served as an officer with the Grand Lodge Auditor for the International Association of Machinists.
He served for several years as the Ripley County Democrat Chairman. He served on the South Ripley School Board and he helped to build the new elementary school. He served faithfully the Cross Plains United Methodist Church in every capacity and helped to build the new fellowship hall. He also served on the Cross Plains Methodist Cemetery Board as well.
He found great enjoyment in horses, his children and grandchildren. He was proud to be awarded a State of Indiana Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor O’Bannon on March 24th, 2001, and was also made a Kentucky Colonel.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Janice Marie Mathews Cook of Cross Plains; his sons, Charles Steven Cook of Cross Plains and Anthony Wayne “Tony” Cook and fiance´e Laura Stroud of Cross Plains; his daughter, Amy Beth Lee and husband Scott of Madison; his grandsons, Andrew Cook and Caleb Lee; his sister, Leah Jones of Patriot; his nephews, Pastor Mike Jones, Mark and Patrick Jones and their families; his niece, Monica Leach and husband Glen of Batesville; his sister-in-law, Nancy brown of Cross Plains; his brother-in-law, Paul Mathews of Cross Plains; his cousin who was like a brother, Eddie Wayne Trinkle of Poquoson, Virginia; and several other cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Ben Franklin Jones.
Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Jerry Brooks at 6:30 p.m. today (Thursday, January 17th) at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Private interment will be conducted by Pastor Jerry Brooks in Cross Plains Methodist Church Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Plains United Methodist Church Building Fund or Cross Plains Methodist Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Pauline “Pod” Whitaker Frazier, 89, of Dupont, Indiana, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, January 9th, 2012, at King’s Daughters’ Health in Madison.
She was born June 4th, 1923, in Letcher County, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late James and Cannie Ison Whitaker. She was raised in Letcher County and was a 1942 graduate of Kingdom Come School in Letcher County. She received her bachelor’s degree from Morehead University and her master’s degree from Indiana University. She began her teaching career at Kingdom Come in Letcher County for two years.
She was united in marriage on March 31st, 1949, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Andrew “Andy” Frazier, Jr. This happy union was blessed with four sons. The family moved from Letcher County to North Vernon. They owned and operated Frazier McKinney Jewelry Store in North Vernon. They moved to Jefferson County near Dupont in 1952.
She was an elementary teacher at Lovett School in Jennings County for two years and then taught the next 33 years in Dupont, serving 29 of those years in first grade for the Madison Consolidated School system at the Dupont Elementary School. She was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church in Madison where she taught Sunday School and sang in the church choir.
She also held membership in the Order of Eastern Star, Indiana Retired Teachers Association and the Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association. She found great enjoyment in cooking and baking and providing for others. She loved her church, working in her garden and being with her family. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, twinkling eyes and giving nature.
Survivors include her three sons, Michael A. Frazier of Dupont, Jeffrey Frazier of Madison, and Robin Frazier and wife Marilyn of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; her grandchildren, Kasey Powers and husband Rob, Clint Frazier and wife Katie, Emily, Drew, Jeffrey James and Andrew Frazier; her great-grandson Simon Kenton Powers; the mothers of the grandchildren, Patti Frazier of Madison, Connie Ables-Rigsbee of Franklin, Indiana, the Honorable Alison Frazier of Dupont; her sisters, Gladys Hogg of Frost Proof, Florida, Renavae “Peg” Adams of Madison; her brothers, Jim Whitaker and wife Wanda of Scottsburg, Glen “Poss” Whitaker and wife Eileen of North Vernon, Tom Whitaker and wife Marion of Calhoun, Georgia; her sisters-in-law, Sally Whitaker of Lexington, Kentucky, Gladys Whitaker of Columbus, and Madge Pelican of Poniac, Michigan; seveal nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Andrew “Andy” Frazier, Jr., on June 30th, 2000; her son, James Randy Frazier on April 21st, 1957; her sisters, Chelsea Hogg, Evelee “Auntie” Morris and Kate King; her brothers, Herbert Hoover, Venon, Vernon, Ira, Steve and Arlie Whitaker; her brothers-in-law, Sadie Whitaker, Isaac Hogg, Ellis Adams, Delbert O. King, Nacy Morris, Opal Whitaker, Ethelene Whitaker and Manford Hogg.
Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Mike Hamby Saturday, January 12th, at Calvary Baptist Church in Madison. Interment was in Dupont Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Joy Mikesell Cable, 78, of Milton, Kentucky, passed away at 10 a.m. Monday, January 14th, 2013, at the home of her daughter in Carrollton, Kentucky.
She was born August 3rd, 1934, in Anderson, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late Printice Roosevelt and Hazel Lee Covington Mikesell. She was raised in Lancaster, Indiana, and attended school there.
On October 21st, 1949, she was united in marriage to Garrett Robert Cable in Lancaster. This happy union was blessed with two daughters and three sons. He passed away October 12th, 2005.
The family moved to Milton, Kentucky, in 1951, and resided there the rest of her life. She was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother and grandma. She was an artist at heart and enjoyed sewing. She was a member of the Living Church of God in Charlestown, Indiana. She enjoyed membership in the Milton Homemakers Club and the Madison Art Gallery.
Survivors include her daughter, Melanie Truitt and husband Les of Carrollton; her three sons, Rob Cable and wife Brenda of Madison, Clay Cable and wife Lisa of Carrollton, Terry Cable and wife Gretta of Milton; her two sisters, Lora Gayle and husband Dee of Lancaster, Lillie Wingham and husband Tommy of Brooksburg; her two brothers, Donnie Mikesell and wife Rose of Madison and Gerald “Buddy” Mikesell and wife Clara of Lancaster; her grandchildren, Gina Cable, Lora Cable, Angelea Andrews, Jessica Hughes, Jacklyn Fink, Danny Ice-Cable, Casey Cable, Garrett Cable and Hannah Cable; her step-grandchildren, Stephanie, Stacie, Amanda and Kasey; 11 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Penny Ann Cable; her granddaughters, Samantha J. Cable on August 9th, 1999 and Amanda Cable on December 25th, 2010.
Funeral services will be conducted by Lambert Greer at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, January 17th) at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will be in Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. today (Thursday, January 17th) until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Living Church of God or Hospice of Northern Kentucky. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.