Obituaries 11-13-14


Lowell “Butch” Brown

Lowell Ray “Butch” Brown, 76, of Rising Sun, passed away Tuesday, November 11th, 2014, at Ripley Crossing in Milan.

“Butch” is survived by his son, David Brown; and his daughter, Melissa Morris, both of Rising Sun.

Funeral services are pending at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun.

Louella McCarty

Louella LaVerne (Peters) McCarty, 77, of Vevay, passed away at 11:08 a.m. Saturday, November 8th, 2014, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born February 11th, 1937, in Switzerland County, the loving daughter of the late Cecil and Jeanette (Coy) Peters. She was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1955 graduate of Vevay High School.

Louella was united in marriage on April 16th, 1960, in Switzerland County to Junior Elisha McCarty. Unto this union a son and three daughters arrived to bless their home.

She was employed as a cobbler at the U.S. Shoe Corporation factory in Vevay, retiring in 1999 after 42 years of service. She was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church. Louella will be remembered for her love of cooking, sewing, going to auctions and enjoying the beautiful colors of fall. Louella was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and neighbor.

She is survived by her three daughters, Pamela Johnson and husband Kenny of Vevay, Christy Watterson and husband Donnie of Hanover and Cathy Wells of Austin; her son, Mike McCarty and wife Connie of Vevay; her six grandchildren, Megan, Bethany, Jessica, Blake, Joey and Jean Ann; her special niece, Rita Wise and husband Marvin of Madison; her two sisters, Karen Miller and husband Norman of Vevay and Roberta Konkle and husband Jim of Vevay; her brother, Charlie Peters, and his wife Vicki of Vevay; her sister-in-law, Ingrid Peters of Vevay; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Junior Elisha McCarty on August 22nd, 2011; and her brother, Harold W. Peters on February 20th, 2009.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 12th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Reverend Ron Lee officiating. Interment was in Vevay Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kosair Charities or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

James “Bud” Smith

James Thomas “Bud” Smith, 63, of East Enterprise, passed away at 3:58 p.m. Sunday, November 9th, 2014, at his residence.

But was born in Hazard, Kentucky, on October 27th, 1951, the son of the late James and Gladys (Fugate) Smith, Sr. He was employed at Aurora Tire Company in Aurora for 13 years. But had also operated a garage and was a truck driver for several years.

On June 1st, 1976, he married Tina (Henry) Smith, who passed away on July 24th, 2011.

Bud enjoyed hunting and being outdoors, but just spending time with family and friends was his favorite thing to do.

Bud is survived by his two sons, Jimmy Smith (Rita) of East Enterprise and Michael Marsh (Catrina) of Honolulu, Hawaii; his daughter, Ruthie Hodge (Joe) of East Enterprise; his 10 grandchildren; his five great-grandchildren; his brothers and sisters, Bill, Terry, Linda, Trisha and Tina, all of the Cincinnati area; and his brother-in-law, John Cann II (Linda) of East Enterprise.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday, November 13th) a the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise. Friends are invited to call today (Thursday) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Louis Maddox

Louis “Louie” Maddox, 83, of Madison, passed away at 6 p.m., Wednesday, November 5th, 2014, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.

He was born May 3rd, 1931, in Bedford, Indiana, the loving son of the late, John Harley and Mayme Swango Maddox. He was a 1950 graduate of Central High School on Ryker’s Ridge near Madison. He had resided in Madison since the age of six.

On May 28th, 1951, he was united in marriage to Barbara J. Oak in Madison. Louie and Barbara enjoyed 52 years of marriage until her death on June 3rd, 2003.

Louie was inducted into the United States Marine Corps on November 5th, 1951, in Indianapolis. He rose to the rank of Corporal during the Korean War and was honorably discharged on November 4th, 1953, from Camp Pendleton, California, receiving the National Defense Service Medal. Louis was employed for 38 years and nine months at Williamson Heater in Madison and had worked in all aspects of the company. Louie enjoyed gardening, taking care of his lawn, was a NASCAR fan and loved his pets and all animals.

He is survived by his sister, Jeannette Silvers of Bedford, Indiana; his companion, June Phagan Heath of Madison; his caregivers, Carolyn and Donald Copeland of Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives

He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Louise and Katherine

Funeral services were held Sunday, November 9th, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, with Pastor Ed Roberts officiating. Interment was in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or the American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Anna Baker

Anna Kay Marie Baker, stillborn infant of John William Baker and Stacey Ann Doty of Madison, entered this world on November 4th, 2014, at 4:35 p.m. at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison. She was expected to be born on March 3rd, 2015. Her daddy and mommy were so looking forward to her birth and so wished they had been blessed to raise her and know her.

Besides her parents, John William Baker and Stacey Ann Doty of Madison; she is also survived by her maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Kimberly Irwin Bell and her husband, Reverend Howard Bell of Madison; her maternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Michael L. Doty and his wife, Reta of Pittsville, Pennsylvania; her aunts and uncles, Monica Doty, Erica Adams, Tanya King, Scott Doty, Mike Murphy, and Cheri Lynn Baker; several cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Jacquelyn Marie and Jackie Day Baker

Private funeral services were held Saturday, November 8th, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, with Reverend Howard V. Bell officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Mary Taylor

Mary Lee Taylor, 88, formerly of Hanover, and most recently of Minster, Ohio, passed away at 5:02 p.m. Wednesday, November 5th, 2014, at Heritage Manor in Minster.

She was born November 17th, 1925, in Taylorsville, Kentucky, to the late Forest Delbert and Lucy Humphrey (Nutgrass) Casey. Mary was a homemaker most of her life. After her children left home she worked as a custodian at Southwestern Elementary School in Hanover. Mary enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, quilting and crocheting. She spent much of her time helping raise grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

She married William A.H. Taylor on November 17th, 1945. He preceded her in death on December 26th, 2003.

She is survived by her children, Gloria and Wayne Blanton of Batavia, Ohio, A. Bruce and Melissa, New Albany, Indiana, Diana and Vernon Seger, Minster, Ohio; her grandchildren, Jennifer and Ernie Sproles, Cassie Baker, Kent and Robin Taylor, Roury and Thomas Ross, Cory Taylor, Kerri Seger, Kyle and Erin Seger, Krystal Seger and Kody Seger; her 15 great-grandchildren; her five great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Ruby Bennett of Taylorsville, Kentucky; her in-laws: Frances Taylor, Faye Dave Rodgers, LaVern Taylor, Melwood Taylor, Joyce LaHood and Jean and Danny Reynolds.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Lynnette Lea Taylor; her grandchildren, Mark Leap, Trevor Taylor and Brent Taylor; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

  A public funeral service was held November 9th, at Grandview Memorial Gardens Chapel, 9306 North U.S. 421 near Madison. Private visitation was held for the family. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the activities fund at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. Online condolences may be made at or