Robert Stephen Compton, 40, of Columbus, Indiana, died on Friday, January 20th, 2017 at I.U. Health Methodist Hospital.
Cremation is planned and a memorial service is planned for March.
Ralph Wayne Brown, age 64, of Greensburg, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at the University of Cincinnati hospital.
He was born on January 28th, 1952 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Ralph E. and Emma Sferruzzi Brown. He grew up in Switzerland County, and was a 1971 graduate of Switzerland County High School.
He served in the Army from 1982 to 1985.
Ralph is survived by his son Barrett Wayne Brown of Indianapolis; and his sister, Rita Sullivan of Vevay.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kristi Marie Brown, who died on June 20th, 2016; and his parents, Ralph and Emma Brown.
Cremation was chosen and there will be no services.
George William Harlow
George William Harlow, age 83, of Vevay, passed away at 6:25 p.m. on Thursday, January 19th, 2017, at his residence.
George entered this life on June 21st, 1933, in Carroll County, Kentucky, the son of the late William Robert and Lucinda Elizabeth (Wilson) Harlow. He was raised in Ohio and Switzerland counties and attended school at Cass Union in Ohio County.
George was united in marriage on May 17th, 1957 at the Rising Sun United Methodist Church in Rising Sun, to the late, Faye Anderson. George and Faye shared 42 years of marriage together until Faye passed away on April 26th, 1999.
George was employed for Iron Workers Local 372 in Cincinnati, Ohio, retiring in 1995, where he was a 60-year member. George resided in the Switzerland County community most of his life. George enjoyed watching westerns, reading western novels, listening to old country music and mowing his yard. George will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends.
George will be dearly missed by his sons: Ricky Darrell Harlow of Aberdeen, Indiana; Buster Harlow of Vevay; George “J.R.” Harlow, III. of Aberdeen, Indiana; George “Buster” Harlow, Jr. of East Enterprise; Barry Glenn Harlow of Austin, Indiana; and Tommy Lee Harlow of Scottsburg, Indiana; by his daughters: Debbie Ann Rogge of Bossier City, Louisiana; Marsha Kay Harry of Lexington, Indiana; Bonnie Lou Meyers of Columbus, Indiana; and Jo Ann Griffith of Hawaii.
He is also survived by his several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; by his sisters: Shirley Tingle of Vevay and Mary Jane Kincaid of East Enterprise; and his several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents: William Robert and Lucinda Elizabeth (Wilson) Harlow; by his wife: Faye (Anderson) Harlow, who died on April 26th, 1999; by his son: Gary Dean Hill, who died on September 5th, 1998; by his daughter: Rebecca Mae “Becky” Harlow, who died on February 24th, 2016; by his granddaughter: Jamie Lynn Harlow, who died on October 10th, 2013; and by his grandson: Danny Johnson.
Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017, by Brother Anthony Wilks at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Mount Carmel Cemetery, Aberdeen, Indiana. Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, January 24th, at the funeral home.
Chauncey E. Slack, age 99, of Pleasant, passed away with his loving family by his side at 9:39 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at the Kings’ Daughter’s Hospital in Madison.
Chauncey entered this life on November 22nd, 1917 in Switzerland County, the son of the late Harry M. and Emza (Scudder) Slack. Chauncey had spent most of his life in Switzerland County.
On February 4th, 1942, Chauncey was inducted into the United States Army at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana. He served during World War II, for which he earned the American Theater Ribbon, WWII Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 3 Bronze Stars. Chauncey was honorably discharged on October 31st, 1945 at Fort Knox, Kentucky with the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Chauncey was united in marriage on April 13th, 1946 at the Brushy Fork Baptist Church near Pleasant, to the late Clara Bell Shaw, and to this union arrived a son: Curtis; and two daughters: Kathy and Carol Jean, to bless their home. After 57 years of marriage, Clara Bell passed away on January 3rd, 2003.
In his early life, Chauncey had worked for the Lawrenceburg Roller Mills in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. He later retired after 27 years from the Madison State Hospital in Madison, where he was employed as an Orchard Farmer. Throughout his life, Chauncey was a farmer and enjoyed raising cattle, bee keeping and fruit trees. He also enjoyed listening to the Cincinnati Reds ball games, gardening, growing roses and sitting on his front porch.
He was a faithful member of the Caledonia United Presbyterian Church near Moorefield, where he served as an elder.
Chauncey will be deeply missed by his son: Curtis E. Slack and his wife, Terrie of Madison; his daughter: Kathy M. May and her husband, Michael “Reno” of Pleasant; by his grandchildren: Carrie Slack, Matthew May, Nancy Slack, Clint May, Curtis Slack, Chancey Tyler May, Candace Smith and Kameron Smith; and by his great-grandchildren: Kayla, Gabriella, Amanda, Isabella, Mason, Chancey Joseph, Finnley and Camden.
He will also be missed by his sisters: Naomi Coy of Milroy, Indiana and Janet Stonoff of Anderson, Indiana; by his brothers: Orville Slack of Anderson, Indiana and Herbert Slack of Russiaville, Indiana; his half-sisters: Rebecca Brown of Nashville, Tennessee and Barbara Freels of Macon, Georgia; and his numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Harry M. and Emza (Scudder) Slack; his step-mother: Gladys Ferguson-Slack; his wife: Clara Bell (Shaw) Slack, who died on January 3rd, 2003; his daughter: Carol Jean (Slack) Smith, who died on February 15th, 2011; his brother: Harry Slack, Jr.; and an infant brother; by his sisters: Hildred Bovard, Ruby Burnett, Doris Andrews, Evelyn Hatton, Anna Banta, Osee Slack, Freda Alford and Myrtle Whitham; and by his step-brothers: Donald Burley and Dale Burley.
Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, by Reverend Larry Freels, Pastor Bill Madison, and Pastor Caren Griffith, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Caledonia Cemetery, near Moorefield.
Friends were invited to call on the family on Saturday, January 21st, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Caledonia Cemetery; or to the Keeping Pace Cancer Fund, c/o the Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Carolyn Louise (Vinup) Euriech, 86, of Douglas, Georgia, passed away on Monday, January 16th, 2017 at Shady Acres Health & Rehabilitation.
Carolyn was born in Rising Sun on February 28th, 1930, the daughter of the late Beulah (Spillman) and Herman Edward Vinup. Carolyn was a graduate of Dillsboro High School, Class of 1948.
She worked as an accounts receivable clerk in the pharmaceutical industry. Carolyn was a member of the Reedy Branch Baptist Church in Broxton, Georgia. She formerly attended the Montgomery Assembly of God.
In her younger years Carolyn enjoyed dancing; and later in life she found great joy in volunteering at the nursing home. Carloyn’s faith was always important to her and the church was a big part of her life.
Carolyn is survived by her husband Joseph Euriech of Cincinnati, Ohio; by a daughter: Darlene Kimball (Barry), of Bethel, Ohio; by a son: Vance Summerlin (Teri), of Cincinnati, Ohio; by a son-in-law: Bob Allan of Columbus, Ohio; by two brothers: Bob Vinup (Kay), of Bright, Indiana and Paul Vinup (Sue), of Pennsylvania; and by 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great- great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and by a daughter Yvonne Allan.
Funeral services were held on Friday, January 20th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Bill Rillo officiating. Friends were invited to call on the family on Friday, January 20th, prior to the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hyde Park Baptist Church. Cards are available at funeral home.
Joseph John Halloran, better known as ‘Coach Joe’, of Franklin County, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017, surrounded by family and friends.
Joe was born on August 19th, 1967 in Germany. He was the son of Joseph Frank and Marilyn Heim Halloran.
The love of kids and sports was the driving force behind Joe and his multiple coaching positions over the years – most recently as an assistant varsity football coach at Franklin County High School. Joe was also the girls’ assistant varsity softball coach, and spent time coaching in the youth football league and at Brookville Middle School. Over the years he touched many lives and will be missed dearly.
Those surviving who will honor Joe’s memory include his wife: Faith Halloran; children: Nicci (Bob) McGinty of Kansas City, Missouri, Joe (Courtney) Halloran of Brookville, and Chase (fiancé-Haley) Halloran of Brookville; and by his father, Joe (Kathy) Halloran of Rising Sun.
He is also survived by his brothers: Tony (Andrea) Halloran of Rising Sun, and Jim (Kristine) Halloran of Warsaw, Kentucky; by his sister: Missy (Jeff) King of Milan; by step brothers, Russell (Nina) Whitaker and Joe (Carson) Whitaker, both of Vevay; and by special friends: Joe (Crista) Kollmann of Cincinnati; Kip (Cara) Main of Batesville; Troy (Cathie) Courtney of Rising Sun; Austin Neeley of Brookville; and John (Beth) Heis of Brookville. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn Halloran.
Friends were invited to call on the family on Monday, January 23rd, until the time of service, which was held at noon at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville, Indiana. Scott Kollmann, Pastor at New Life Fellowship in Madison, officiated the service. Burial followed at Crown Hill Memorial Park in Mt. Healthy, Ohio.
Donations may be directed to the family in care of the funeral home. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.
Shelly A. Houston Billingsley, 52, of Versailles, Indiana, passed away at her home on Thursday January 19th, 2017.
Shelly was born on September 30th, 1964 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, the daughter of John and Geraldine (Barrett) Houston.
She married Robert Billingsley on April 27th, 1996, and he survives.
Shelly was a homemaker. She loved to go fishing, watching westerns, collecting roosters, wolves and Indians; and liked to color as a hobby. She most enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Shelly is survived by husband: Robert Billingsley of Versailles; by daughters: Toni (Shane) Peterson of Vevay; Samantha Young and Fiancée Billy Huff Jr. of Harrison, Ohio; and Katie (Stanley) Holt of Vevay. She is also survived by her mother: Geraldine Houston of Delaware, Indiana; by brothers: John (Jen) Bowers of Idaho; Nathan (Lori) Nickell of Indianapolis; Matthew (Brenda) Nickell of Columbus, Ohio; by sisters: Shannon Dehner of Milan; Sherry (twin) Calvert of Delaware, Indiana; Sharla Houston of Moores Hill; Sheila (Junior) Houston Harmon of Milan; Pam (Dallas) Cook of Tennessee; and Pat (Marvin) Milbourn of Tennessee.
She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles.
She was preceded in death by her father: John “Eddie” Houston; her mother-in-law: Carolyn Kraus; and father-in-law: William “Bill” Kraus.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday January 24th, 2017 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan, with Paul Brown officiating. Burial followed in Forest Hill Cemetery, Moores Hill. Visitation was held on Tuesday prior to the time of the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the family. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
Linda Lee Ralston, age 76, of Dellroy, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, January 15th, 2017 in Port Charlotte, Florida.
Linda entered this life on November 5th, 1940 in Wabash, Indiana, the daughter of the late Donald and Ruth (Sweeney) Lehman.
Linda was united in marriage on June 7th, 1961, at the Lehman residence in Wabash, Indiana, to Samuel Lewis Ralston, Jr. Linda and Sam shared nearly 56 loving years of marriage together until her death.
Linda was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Carrollton, Ohio, where she served as a Deacon.
Linda will be dearly missed by her husband: Samuel Lewis Ralston, Jr. of Dellroy, Ohio; her son: Donald Ralston and his wife: Diane of Akron, Ohio; her grandchildren: Johnathon, Nicole and Bryan; her brother: Doug Lehman and his wife: Minda of Wabash, Indiana; her sister: Deborah Lehman of Wabash, Indiana; her sisters-in-law: Janie Belford of Dallas, Texas and Glenda Fritter and her husband: Steve of Madison, Indiana and her several nieces and nephews.
Graveside Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 27th, 2017, in the Caledonia Cemetery in Moorefield, with Reverend Robert E. Ralston officiating.
Funeral Services were held on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at the Dodds Funeral Home, 129 North Lisbon Street, Carrollton, Ohio, 44615 with Reverend Dr. Michael Doak officiating. Visitation was held on Sunday, January 22nd, at the funeral home.
Memorial Donations may be made to the Caledonia Cemetery Fund. Cards available at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, which is assisting the family at this difficult time.
Sherry Sue (McAlister) Combs, age 60, of East Enterprise, passed away with her loving family by her side at 7:08 p.m. on Monday, January 23rd, 2017, at her residence.
Sherry entered this life on May 2nd, 1956, in East Enterprise, the daughter of the late William A. “Bill” and Evelyn B. (Scott) McAlister. She was raised in East Enterprise, and was a 1974 graduate of the Switzerland County High School.
Sherry was employed as a Dietitian for the Waters of Rising Sun in Rising Sun. Sherry resided all of her life in the East Enterprise community. She was an avid UK and Bengals fan. Sherry enjoyed going to the casino with her friend Mary; the outdoors, and her cat, Oscar and her dog, Molly.
Sherry will be dearly missed by her daughter: Jody Pitts and her husband: Marty of Rising Sun; her son: Chad Scott of East Enterprise; her grandchildren: Jake, Sydney, and Carson; her brothers: Terry L. McAlister and his wife: Jackie of Quercus Grove, Richard S. “Rick” McAlister of East Enterprise, and Anthony A. “Butch” McAlister of East Enterprise; and her several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents: William A. “Bill” and Evelyn B. (Scott) McAlister; by her brothers: Carroll Ray “Pee Wee”, Arthur L. “Bud”, Charles W. “Chuck”, William L. “Bill” and James E. McAlister; and by her sister: Mary Ann Smith.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, January 29th, 2017, at 4 p.m., by Reverend Mike Jones, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, January 29th at the funeral home prior to the beginning of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sherry Sue (McAlister) Combs Memorial Fund, c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Barbara Jean Disbro, 84, of Aberdeen, Indiana, passed away at 4:28 a.m. on Monday, January 23rd, 2017, at The Waters of Rising Sun.
Barbara was born in Dearborn County, Indiana, on December 29th, 1932, the daughter of the late Esolona (Howard) and August Woliung.
She was the widow of Harold Lee Disbro. Barbara and Harold were married on January 22nd, 1949. They were married 62 years until Harold’s passing on July 20th, 2011.
Barbara was a former member of the Rising Sun Nazarene Church. Barbara was a homemaker and enjoyed raising flowers, gardening, taking care of the lawn, anything to be outside working. Being a wife, mother and grandmother is what she loved most.
Barbara is survived by two daughters, Carol Swanson, of Aberdeen, Indiana and Karen Downing (David), of Aberdeen, Indiana; by a son,Tom Disbro, of Bedford, Kentucky; by grandchildren Dawn Renee Swanson and Nikki Broughton; by great-grandchild Lily Ramsey; and by a sister, Betty Hunt, of Aurora, Indiana.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband Harold Lee; and by a brother August Woliung, Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday January 27th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 26th, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.