Obituaries 11/22/2018

Elizabeth 'Fay' Olds, Harold Hayes, Doris Garrett, Ray 'Wayne' Carlton, Viola Higgins


Elizabeth ‘Fay’ Olds

  Elizabeth “Fay” (Lucas) Olds, age 84, of Vevay, passed away at 7:51 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018, at the River Terrace Health Campus in Madison.

  Fay entered this life on December 16th, 1933, on Greenbriar Ridge in Jefferson County, Indiana. She was the daughter of the late Charlie G. and America Lee (Lewis) Lucas. Fay was raised on Greenbriar Ridge near Madison and was a 1951 graduate of Central High School.

  She served as honorary Secretary of the State, and served as County Chairman and Vice Chairman for the 9th District Republican Party. Fay was employed as the branch manager for the Switzerland County License Branch for 17 years. She served as administrative assistant to the district engineer at the Seymour District of Indiana Department of Transportation, for eight years. Fay was also employed for Doorman Products in Warsaw, Kentucky, retiring after nine years of service.

  Fay faithfully took care of Leah and Janet Buchanan for several years.

  On June 16th, 1960, Fay joined the Vevay Tri Kappa, where she was very active for over 50 years. She held nearly every office in the Gamma Chi Chapter, which included serving as the chapter President on several occasions. She was a faithful member of the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay. She was awarded the ‘Sagamore of the Wabash’ on May 20th, 1975. Fay proudly served as a delegate from Indiana at the convention in Detroit, Michigan and the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas, Texas. Fay enjoyed playing bunco with the monthly group and was a wonderful homemaker and also enjoyed interior decorating, cooking, IU basketball and spending time with her family.

  Fay will be deeply missed by her son, Bruce E. Olds and his companion Peggy Jones of Sanders, Kentucky; by her daughter, Deborah S. Hackman and her husband Jim of Melissa, Texas; by her grandchildren: Judd Hackman of Melissa, Texas, Brett Hackman and his wife Kristen of Melissa, Texas, Kelsey Olds of Madison, and Mallory Olds of Indianapolis, Indiana; by her great-grandchildren: Coy Hackman, Finley Hackman and Harper Hackman; by her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Betty Lucas of Madison, Mary Lucas of Moorefield, Becky Lucas of Grapevine, Texas, Bud Lawler of Fort Worth, Texas, and Ellen Lucas of Madison; by her special niece, Barb Lucas of Moorefield; and her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents: Charlie G. Lucas, who died on December 25th, 1939 and America Lee (Lewis) Lucas, who died on September 4th, 1987; by her brothers: Charles Lucas, who died on November 4th, 1994, George Lucas, who died on March 29th, 2001, Albert Lucas, who died on November 10th, 1993, Walker D. Lucas, who died on February 23rd, 2002, Bruce Lucas, John Ervin Lucas, who died on December 24th, 2015, and Willie C. Lucas, who died on October 25th, 2016; by her sisters: Pauline Lucas, who died on April 12th, 1982, Frances Jones, who died on September 25th, 1988, Ann Lucas, who died on December 16th, 1987, and Carolyn Lawler; and her sisters-in-law: Dorothy Louise (Andrew) Lucas, who died on November 17th, 1968; and Ruth Ann Lucas, who died on April 19th, 1961.

  Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, November 17th, by Pastor Sandy Marlin, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Brooksburg Cemetery, Madison.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Friday, November 16th, at the funeral home.

  The Vevay Tri Kappa sorority conducted services on Friday, November 16th, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church or Vevay Tri Kappa. Cards are available at the funeral home.


Harold Hayes

  Harold Dean Hayes, 83, of Rising Sun passed away peacefully at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 16th, 2018 at his home in Aberdeen.

  Harold was born January 12th, 1935 in Ohio County, the son of William and Goldie (Martin) Hayes. He attended school at Cass Union and Rising Sun and lived in Aberdeen for the past 54 years.

  He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1955, serving his country as a Navy SeaBee, and one of the few servicemen, to touch ground in the Antarctica, South Pole, in the 50’s.

  On April 1st, 1956, he was united in marriage, to Laverne (Ballard), in Florence, Indiana.

  Harold was an avid motor sportsman and started his career in the early 50’s at Lawrenceburg Speedway. He was very instrumental in the introduction of Two Wheel Drive Truck Pulling. He designed and created the pulling sled, “The Stopper.” He was a master mechanic and self- taught engineer. Through the years, Harold was a mentor to many, who would bring their vehicles, boats, or whatever held an engine, for him to repair.

  He was owner and operator of Hayes Trucking and Excavating Business for over 50 years. Harold loved his community and was an avid historian when it came to Ohio County and especially the little village of Aberdeen.

  He was a member of East Enterprise United Methodist Church; and after its closing, he and Laverne attended the Wesleyan Church in East Enterprise. He was a life member of VFW 5396, American Legion Post 59, Masonic Lodge 27, Order of Eastern Star, Bennington and served as Cass Township Trustee for 12 years and Ohio County Special Deputy for several years.

  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Laverne Hayes, of Aberdeen; by his son, Billy Hayes (Lorie), of Rising Sun; by his daughters: Debbie Cole, Rising Sun and Judy McAdams (Greg), of Lawrenceburg; and by one brother, Edwin (Bubbie) Hayes, of Rising Sun. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Kelli Jellison (Travis) of Portland, Indiana; Jodi Bohrer (Donald) of Miamitown, Ohio; Melisa Cole of Indianapolis, Indiana; and Will and Megan Hayes of Rising Sun; by his great grandchildren: Kinsley, Shelby, Trinity and Trenten Jellison of Portland, Indiana; Bobby and Eli Bailey of Rising Sun; and Austin Bohrer of Miamitown, Ohio; by his sister-in-law, Lorraine Walton of Rising Sun; and a host of nieces and nephews.

  He is preceded in death by his son, Michael Dean Hayes; by his grandson, Michael Lee Bailey; his parents William and Goldie (Martin) Hayes; and an infant sister, Helen Hayes.

  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 21st, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastors Mike Jones and Don Meriwether officiating. Visitation was held on Tuesday evening, November 20th, with Masonic services, at the funeral home. Burial with military honors was at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Michael D. Hayes Scholarship Fund or the Rising Sun American Legion. Cards are available at the funeral home.


Doris Garrett

  Doris Lee Garrett, 76, of Rising Sun, (formerly of Springdale, Ohio) passed away at 11:25 a.m. on Monday, November 12th, 2018, at the home of her daughter in Liberty Township, Ohio.

  Doris was born in Rock Castle County, Kentucky on March 27th, 1942, the daughter of the late Carmen (Smith) and Robert  Pease. She graduated  in 1960 from Lockland High School in Lockland, Ohio.

  Doris married Robert Paul Garrett on September 3rd, 1960. Doris and Robert were married over 53 years until his passing on May 2nd, 2014.

  Doris was office manager for her husband’s business, Home Carpet & Furniture Cleaner. She was also former office manager for Swallen’s Flooring Department and Durham Drywall. Doris was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Patriot. Doris was truly at home in the kitchen and enjoyed preparing large meals for her family during the holidays or any special occasion.

  She also loved entertaining friends and playing cards. Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and caring friend.

  Doris is  survived by three daughters: Marsha Renee Susshine, of Liberty Township, Ohio; Lisa Marie Brown (Steve), of Liberty Township, Ohio; and Michele Lee Marx, of Liberty Township, Ohio; by her son, Robert Paul Garrett, Jr., of Quercus Grove; by eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; by two sisters: Barbara Harville (Albert), of West Chester, Ohio and Connie Dryer (Gary), of Lockland, Ohio; by two brothers, Robert  Pease, Jr., of Liberty Township, Ohio and William Scot Pease (Paula), of Springdale, Ohio; and by her special friends, Bob and Terrie Hundley, of Lebanon, Ohio.

  Doris was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband Robert Paul Garrett, and by two sisters: LaVonne Moore and Patricia Bandy.

  Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 17th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun,  with Pastor Russell Hobbs officiating. Friends were invited to call on the family on Saturday, November 17th, prior to the beginning of the services at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun Church of Christ Free Store. Cards are available at the funeral home.


Ray ‘Wayne’ Carlton

  Ray “Wayne” Carlton, age 72, of East Enterprise, passed away at 10:30 p.m., on Sunday, November 18th, 2018, at his residence.

  Ray entered this life on July 6th, 1946, in Madison, Indiana. He was the son of the late Ray and Naomi (Morris) Carlton.

  Graveside Services were conducted on Wednesday, November 21st, 2018, at 11 a.m., by Pastor Bill Madison at the Vevay Cemetery, 800 East Main Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Charity of 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.


Viola Higgins

  Viola Earl Higgins, age 87, of Madison, passed away on Monday, November 19th, 2018, at 2:35 a.m. at the Hosparus Inpatient Unit of Norton Pavilion in Louisville, Kentucky.

  Viola entered this life on March 21st, 1931 in Carrollton, Kentucky. She was the loving daughter of the late John Thomas and Nannie Bell Hughes Earl.

  She was united in marriage to Charles Hubert Higgins on May 16th, 1947 in Madison, and this happy union of 53 years was blessed with three daughters: Patricia, Kathy, and Linda; and three sons: Michael, Steven and Timothy.

  She and her husband farmed their farm near Fairview from 1974 to 1991, when they moved to the Madison community in 1992. She was a loving wife, devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great- great-grandmother who delighted in taking care of her home, raising beautiful flowers, growing a garden, canning, baking and cooking.

  She was a member of the Braytown Christian Church in Switzerland County and enjoyed puzzles, reading, and was excited about the upcoming December births of two more great- great-grandchildren.

  Viola will be missed by her loving daughters: Patricia Glaab and her husband Darold of Jeffersonville, Indiana, Kathy Potter and her husband George of Madison, and Linda Johnson and her husband Dennis of Madison; by her loving sons: Michael Higgins and his wife Polly of Lexington, Indiana, Steven Higgins of Bennington, and Timothy Higgins of Madison; by her loving grandchildren: Dori, Brian, Christi, Linda, Tammy, David, Heidi, Chad, Greg, Megan, Devin, Kyla, and Tiffany; by her 24 great- and six great- great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  She was preceded in death by her father, John Thomas Earl; her mother, Nannie Bell Hughes; her sister, Virginia Thomas; her brother, Thomas Earl; her granddaughter, Heather Higgins; her grandson, Charles Ryan Higgins; and her beloved husband of 53 years, Charles Hubert Higgins, who died on December 28th, 2000.

  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 24th, at 11 a.m., by Brother Mitch Hutchins and Brother Don Truesdell at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, 9306 North US 421 near Madison, Indiana.

  Friends may call on the family on Friday, November 23rd, from 4-8 p.m.; and Saturday, November 24th from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the funeral home.