Donald William Voris, 71, of Vevay, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Monday, December 31st, 2012, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
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.
George Michael “Mike” Miller, Sr., 69, of Vevay, passed away at 3:50 p.m. Monday, December 24th, 2012, at his daughter’s residence near Pleasant.
He was born January 16th, 1943, in Cleves, Ohio, the loving son of the late Charles Phillip and Jennie Druscella (Abdon) Miller. He was raised in Cleves, where he attended school.
He was united in marriage on May 4th, 1963, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Patricia Ann “Pat” O’Connor. Unto this union three daughters and two sons arrived to bless their home. They shared 49 years of marriage together until his death on December 24th, 2012.
He was formerly employed with Pearson Howell, Inc., in Lawrenceburg for 12 years. He was a former employee of the Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Distillery in Lawrenceburg for 12 years. He was a former volunteer fireman for the city of Cleves, Ohio. He was a member of the Steel Workers Union Local 156 in Cincinnati, and the Switzerland County Sportsman Club in Bennington. He attended the Markland Baptist church. He resided the past 35 years in Switzerland county. He will be remembered for his love of hunting, fishing, reading, playing euchre and his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Patricia Ann “Pat” (O’Connor) Miller of Vevay; his three daughters, Jeanne Bragg and husband Russ of Vevay, Mindy Otter and husband Roy of Bennington, and Jennie Miller Simpkins of Vevay; his two sons, George M. Miller, Jr., of Center Square and James Phillip Miller and companion Lisa Smith of Vevay; his 10 grandchildren, Brittany Bragg, Bethany Bragg, Brennan Bragg, Michael Dewayne Miller, Zachary Miller, Keegan J. Otter, Traitan R. Otter, Brianna Renae Simpkins, Torie Ann Simpkins and Troy Brian Simpkins; his two brothers, Howard Miller and wife Joyce of Aurora and Dennis Miller and wife Janet of Cincinnati; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 29th, by Pastor Bobby Brundige, Jr., at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Duane Jeffrey Gray, 61, of Vevay, passed away at 10:40 p.m. Friday, December 28th, 2012, at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born December 17th, 1951, in Indianapolis, the loving son of the late Roy Wilbur Gray and Norma Jean (Schmidt) Gray Gillespie. He was raised in Indianapolis where he was a graduate of Howe High School in Indianapolis. He received his Associates Degree in heating and air conditioning at Ivy Tech in Indianapolis. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on February 9th, 1970, serving during the Vietnam War and received the Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged on January 20th, 1972.
He was united in marriage on April 1st, 1979, in Indianapolis, to Pamela J. Abell.
He was formerly employed as a heating and air conditioning engineer at Murat Shrine Temple in Indianapolis for seven years. He formerly owned and operated D&D Jeweler’s and the speak Easy Pub in Indianapolis. He and his wife co-owned and operated the Stor-IT Self Storage in Vevay. He resided in Vevay since 1999. He was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post 185 and the Windsor Village Bloody Mary Drinking Team at the Windsor Village Bar in Indianapolis. He will be remembered for his love of hunting, fishing, cutting grass, canoeing, boating and traveling. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
Survivors include his wife, Pamela Gray of Vevay; his two sons, Duane Jeffrey Gray II of Vevay and Greg Brewer of Indianapolis; his daughter, Karma Renee O’Day of Franklin, Indiana; his five grandchildren, Kyle O’Day, Kenee O’Day, Kyndyl O’Day, Severyn Brewer and Daniel Brewer; his brother, Gary Gray of Saint Petersburg, Florida; his sister, Pam Gray of Saint Petersburg; and his two nephews, Steve and Aaron Gray.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 5th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay with pastor KC Banta officiating. Friends may call from 1 p.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home. Military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the IU Health University Hospital Transplant Unit in care of Pamela J. Gray. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Ramona Eloise Gridley, 89, of Rising Sun, passed away at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 26th, 2012, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
She was born in Switzerland County, on December 15th, 1923, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Bernice (Ricketts) McCreary. She attended Rising Sun Church of the Nazarene when she was able. Her life revolved around her family and she always put their needs ahead of her own. She loved tending to her flowers and yard and was an excellent cook.
On March 18th, 1940, she married Robert Gridley, who passed away on August 18th, 2009. They were married 69 years. She attended Rising Sun Church of the Nazarene when she was able. Her life revolved around her family and always put their needs ahead of her own. She loved tending to her flowers and yard and was an excellent cook.
Survivors include her daughter, Paulette Rickard (Rick) of Rising Sun; her grandchildren, Chris Smith, Allen Johnson, Ann Marie Smith and Andrew Rickard; her great-grandchildren, Amanda Lynne Spradlin, Mikayla Johnson, Makenzie Johnson and Audrey Smith.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert; her grandson Wayne Paul Smith in 1984; her brothers, Raymond and Kirby McCreary; and her sister, Charlene Chase Dunning.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 28th, by Reverend Chris Robinson at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Interment was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Rising Sun church of the Nazarene. marklandfuneralhome.com.
Lowell D. Devers, 73, of Patriot, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, December 27th, 2012, at his home.
He was born June 29th, 1939, in Patriot, the second son of Parker and Pearl (Wright) Devers and lived his young life on the family farm with his two brothers and three sisters. He graduated from Patriot High School in 1957. He then went to work at Joseph E. Seagrams and Sons, retiring October 1st, 2000. He worked 32 years as a bottling room operator and 10 years as a tank room operator, totaling 42 years of service.
He married Virginia Wagner on January 17th, 1959, by reverend Taylor at the rising Sun Church of Christ. They spent 54 years together. Unto this union two boys and three girls were born, Don, Jim, Cheryl, Teresa and Shelly.
He was a farmer all his life and loved his cows, barn cars, and spending time at the barn. He was a softball coach for the women’s softball league for 1 5 years at the Patriot Ball Park. He and his son Jim, also maintained the grounds at the ball park for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Devers and children: Don Devers (Barb)) of Rising sun, Cheryl Carter (Steve) of Crittenden, Kentucky, Teresa Theetge (Ed) of Vevay, Jim Devers (Teena) of Patriot, Shelly Blair (Chris) of Rising Sun; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his sister, Leah Dunaway of Patriot; other family, friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his father, Parker Devers (1972); his mother, Pearl Devers (2001); his brothers, Deward Devers (1995), Owen Devers (2000); and his sisters, Hazel Trembly (2005) and Arnetta Marksberry (2010).
Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 31st, by Pastor Mike Jones at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise. Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation. marklandfuneralhome.com.
Nora Florence Brown, 89, of Rising Sun, passed away at 1:36 a.m. Tuesday, December 25th, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
She was born in Fairview, on April 27th, 1923, the daughter of the late Floyd and Grace (Worstell) Burroughs. She was a graduate of Vevay High School, Class of 1941. She served her country in the U.S. Navy as a Specialist (I) 2nd Class during World War II. While in service she received the American Campaign Ribbon, Victory Ribbon and Navy Unit Citation.
On June 28th, 1947, she married Robert E. Brown, who passed away on August 24th, 2000. They were married for 53 years.
She was a member of Rising Sun United Methodist Church where she was a former Sunday School teacher, youth leader, choir member and member of the Agape Fellowship Group. She formerly worked as office manager at Rising Sun Utilities and also had worked for the Central Trust Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a member of the Progressive Homemakers Club, former member of the American Legion Auxiliary and she and her husband Robert were active in the Southeatern Indiana Shrine Club. She liked to read and do crossword puzzles. When she was able, she liked to go for walks, sew and bake. Talking to people is what she liked best and was well known for her friendly nature.
Survivors include her two daughters, Sharon Brown of Madison and Patricia Brown of Rising Sun; her two sons, Thomas (Cathy) Brown of Rochester, Michigan and Michael Brown of Madison; her grandchildren, Andrea and Allison Brown; her sisters-in-law, Grace Brown and Clarabell Crandell; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her brother, James Burroughs; and her sisters, Irene Dorrell, Ethel Lock and Rachael Belding.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 29th, with Reverend Bill Helms officiating, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Interment was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rising Sun United Methodist Church or Ohio County Rescue Unit. marklandfuneralhome.com.
Blanche A. Roberson, 97, of Martinsville, Indiana, passed away Sunday, December 30th, 2012.
She was born August 25th, 1915, in Morgan County, Indiana, to William and Lizzie Davee. Blanche was a homemaker and a member of the Fleming Garden Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Clifford Roberson; her son Richard Roberson; and nine siblings.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Jerry Stansbury; her daughter-in-law, Norma Roberson of Vevay; five grandchildren, including Debbie Hickman of Vevay; and eight great-grandchildren, including Sarah Jane Hickman of Bloomington; Benjamin Hickman of Bloomington; and Nathaniel Hickman of Bloomington.
The funeral will be Friday January 4th, at 1 p.m. at Flanner and Buchanan – Decatur, with burial to follow in Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral center. Share condolences and sign the online guestbook at www.flannerbuchanan.com.
Carolyn Jean White, 70, of Holton, Indiana, passed away Sunday, December 30th, 2012, at her residence.
She was born in Milan on September 12th, 1942, the daughter of the late Claude and Norma (Stevens) Johnson.
On July 18th, 1959, she married John H. White, Jr., who passed away in 2004.
She and her husband owned and operated the Holton Restaurant in Holton and also worked in the grocery business for several years. She loved to play bingo and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include her daughter, Tamela White Stewart of Noblesville, Indiana; her two sons, Dwayne E. White of Indianapolis and Franklin A. White (Pam) of Holton; her grandchildren, Amanda L. Fronek (Ken) of McCordsville, Indiana, Heather Hunger of Osgood, Erika Pouch (Mike) of Tipton, Indiana, Hilary Labolt (Ben) of Holton; her great-grandchildren, Andrew Roembke, Aidan Green, Lillianna Fronek, Alexis Hunger, Cameron Labolt, Madalynn Pouch, Conner Labolt and Abagail Pouch; several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and many friends.
She was also preceded in death by her son, John H. “Bub” White; her brother, Howard “Butch” Johnson; and her sister, Mary Louise Johnson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, January 3rd) at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Interment will be in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Holton Fire Department. marklandfuneralhome.com.