Obituaries 11/08/2018

William ‘Bill’ Shoemaker, Terry ‘Smitty’ Smith, Dealious ‘Dee’ Young.

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Dealious Young

Dealious “Dee” Young, age 78, of Milan, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, November 4th, 2018, at his residence.

Dee entered this life on October 28th, 1940 in Hyden, Kentucky, the loving son of the late John Mitchell and Rhoda (Wilson) Young. Dee was inducted into the United State Air Force and was honorably discharged.

Dee was united in marriage on December 7th, 1957, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, to Betty Lou Godsey. This happy union was blessed with four children: Rhoda, Sherman, Dealious, and Dana. Dee and Betty shared nearly 61 years of marriage together until his death.

Dee was employed in 1979 as a fireman for the Jefferson Proving Ground in Madison, retiring in 1989 after 10 years of service. He owned and operated Young & Sons Lumber Mill in Versailles, Indiana and later Cross Plains, Indiana, from 1989 to September of 2002. Dee resided in the Vevay community from 1964-2016; and later moved to Milan, where he resided until his passing. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Aurora, Indiana.

Dee enjoyed hunting, fishing, working, watching ‘Gunsmoke’ on TV, and listening to country music.

Dee will be deeply missed by his wife of nearly 61 years, Betty Lou (Godsey) Young of Milan; by his children: Rhoda Roxanne Hartig, Sherman Mitchell Young, Dealious Young, Jr., and Dana Rochelle Stevens — all of Milan; by his grandchildren: Shannon McKane, Natasha Bushorn, Benny Hartig, Jr., and Marc Stevens; by his great-grandchildren: Victoria, Jayda, Graesyn, Benny III., Kaiden, Camden, Haisley and Hudson; by his sisters: Nora Vaughn and Delphia Hooten — all of Independence, Kentucky; and his several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Mitchell and Rhoda (Wilson) Young; by his great-granddaughter, Emmalyn Bushorn; by his sister, Ethal Osborn; and by his brothers: Oscar, Manuel, Enoch, Rosco, Virgil and Alonzo Young.

No services are being held at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 5911 State Road 350, Aurora, Indiana, 47001. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time.

 

William ‘Bill’ Shoemaker

William Taylor “Bill” Shoemaker, age 76, of Markland, passed away at 10:53 a.m. on Sunday, November 4th, 2018, at his residence.

Bill entered this life on March 29th, 1942, in Middleburg, Kentucky; the loving son of the late Ernest Taylor and Alvena (Douglas) Shoemaker. He was raised in Casey County, Kentucky, until middle school and later moved to Pewee Valley, Kentucky. He was a 1962 graduate of the Indiana Academy in Cicero, Indiana.

Bill was inducted into the United States Army on February 10th, 1964, in Louisville, Kentucky, serving during the Vietnam War. Bill earned the Good Conduct Medal, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4th Class on February 9th, 1966, in Fort Monroe, Virginia.

Bill was united in marriage on December 30th, 1978, in Pewee Valley, Kentucky, to Mona Burkhalter. This happy union was blessed was a daughter, Amanda.

Bill enjoyed carpentry and was a self-employed carpenter all of his life. Bill resided in Markland since November of 1997, where he enjoyed restoring the two story brick home where he currently resided with his loving wife. He was a Kentucky Colonel and enjoyed hunting, fishing and construction work and will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, Mona (Burkhalter) Shoemaker of Markland; his daughter, Amanda Foster and her husband Philip of Alexandria, Kentucky; his grandchildren: Derek Taylor Foster, Leeann Nalley, Victoria Hope and Braelyn Bland; his sister: Jean Ayars and her husband Jim of Simi Valley, California; his nephew: David Lantern; and his nieces: Melinda Jenkins, Deanna Johnson and Christy Hope.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Ernest Taylor and Alvena (Douglas) Shoemaker.

The Celebration of Bill’s Life will be conducted on Sunday, November 11th, at 2 p.m., by Pastor Jim Ayars, at the Pewee Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church, 103 La Grange Road, Pewee Valley, Kentucky, 40056.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time.

 

Terry ‘Smitty’ Smith

Terry “Smitty” Smith, 65, of Rising Sun, passed away at 4:06 p.m. on Monday, November 5th, at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Smitty was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on October 15th, 1953, the son of the late Ruth Lillian Louise (Schnetzer) and Everett Terry Smith. He grew up in the Ohio County community and was a graduate of Rising Sun High School Class of 1971.

Smitty worked at the I&M Power Plant in Lawrenceburg, Indiana for over 40 years, retiring in 2010. He last worked as a groundskeeper at the Rising Sun New Cemetery since 2011. He was a member of the Rising Sun American Legion.

On April 12th, 1995 he married Barbara Jean (Miller) Smith at Isle of Palms, South Carolina.

Smitty enjoyed golfing, hunting , fishing and pitching horseshoes. Spending time with his family and friends is what he enjoyed most.

Smitty is survived by his wife Barbara Smith, of Rising Sun; by his daughters: Lindsay Smith, of Milan, Indiana and McKinsay Smith, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by his stepdaughter, Erin  Bennett (Jeff), of Rising Sun; by his stepson, Andy Smith, of Los Angeles, California; by his grandchildren: Shayley, Isaiah, Evi and Brady; by his sister, Amy Works (Rick), of Rising Sun; by his mother-in-law, Jean Miller, of Rising Sun; by brother-in-law, Rick Miller (Ann) of Rising Sun, and by his nieces, Sarah, Rachel and Alanna.

Smitty was preceded in death by his parents; and by a daughter, Tracy Michelle.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, November 12th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, A celebration of life will follow from 6-10 p.m. at the Schroeder Building at the Rising Sun Fairgrounds. Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun American Legion or Rising Sun Rescue Unit. Cards are available at the funeral home.