Obituaries 12-8-16


Russell Hon

Russell Ray Hon, age 91, passed away at his home in Harrison, Ohio on December 4th, 2016.

Russell was born in Glencoe, Kentucky, and he was the son of Luther and Jessie (Ellis) Hon.

On May 14th, 1949, he married Evelyn Marie Ballard in Rising Sun.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. Following his service, Russell returned to Ohio and worked, retiring from National Lead of Ohio. He was a member of Harrison Church of the Nazarene and VFW Post #7570.

Russell is survived by his daughter: Pam Eldridge of Harrison, Ohio; his grandson: David Ray Eldridge (Christan) of Harrison, Ohio; his great grandchildren: Dylan Ray, Maria and Colt Russell Ray Eldridge; and one brother.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Marie Hon; son Larry Ray Hon; and nine brothers and sisters.

Services for Russell Ray Hon were private at the convenience of the family at Jackman Kercheval Meyers Funeral Home, Harrison, Ohio. Burial was in Glen Haven Cemetery, Harrison, Ohio.

Shirley Bruce

Shirley Joan Bruce, 84, of Vevay, passed away on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis.

She was born on May 23rd, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri.

On November 15th, 1953, she married her husband of 63 years, Raymond Ambrose “Ray” Bruce, and he survives. Shirley is also survived by her daughter, Kathy Gordon and husband, Dan, of Morristown, Indiana; sons, Ray Bruce, Jr., and wife, Lisa, of Fountaintown, Indiana; Bill Randle and wife, Pam, of Greenfield, Indiana; and Bob Randle and wife, Susan, of Missouri.

She is also survived by her sister, Gwendolyn Payne and husband, Dale, of Omaha, Nebraska; 12 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Shirley worked at Hook’s Drug Store (now CVS), retiring in 1996. She was a member of the Bennington Order of Eastern Star for over 20 years.

Shirley was an avid reader, she especially enjoyed historical romance novels. Shirley also enjoyed watching detective shows.

Visitation was held on Monday, December 5th, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North Street in Morristown, Indiana; with Eastern Star services also being held that evening.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 6th, at the funeral home, with Pastor Dan Eckart officiating. Interment was at New Palestine Cemetery in New Palestine, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46278.

Ronald Fisher

Ronald W. Fisher, 80, of Seymour, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour, Indiana.

He was born June 20th, 1936, in East Enterprise, the son of Louie and Kathryn (Crouch) Fisher.

He married Joan Hatfield on November 28th, 1959, in Rising Sun; and she preceded him on May 14th, 2010.

Ronald was a member of the Tabernacle. He served in the US Army. He retired from Cummins Engine Company in 1987 and Precise Mold in 2005. He enjoyed walking and going to Dairy Queen. He could remember every joke he ever heard and had a way of recalling them at the absolutely perfect times.

He is survived by his daughters: Tammy and Shawna (Greg Cook) Fisher; a brother, Bill (Donna) Fisher; a nephew, Bill (Vanessa) Fisher; and a niece, LaDessia (Darren) Thayer.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Joan.

Funeral service were held at the Tabernacle, 301 Indianapolis Avenue, Seymour, Indiana, on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, with Reverend Larry Arrowood, Reverend Randy Easton and Reverend Todd Smith officiating. Burial followed at Riverview Cemetery with full military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post #1925, American Legion Post #89, Disabled Veterans #47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.

Friends and family were invited to gather at the Tabernacle on Friday evening, December 2nd; and on Saturday, December 3rd until the time of the service.

Memorial checks may be written to the Jackson County Humane Society or the Tabernacle through Voss & Sons Funeral and Crematory Service, Seymour, Indiana.

Kevin Harrell

Kevin Andrew Harrell, age 66, of Madison, passed from this life on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, at 3:40 p.m. at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky with his loving family at his side.

Kevin entered this life on July 18th, 1950 in Madison. He was the loving son of the late Donald and Mary Margaret Scott Harrell. His father was killed in a tragic car accident when Kevin was 14 months old. His mother re-married later and Kevin gained a step-father, Donald T. Luckett.

Kevin was a 1968 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School and later received his business and marketing degree in 1972 from Indiana State University.

On January 3rd, 1976, Kevin married the love of his life, Linda D. Scott Hamblen in Vevay at the Switzerland Baptist Church. This happy union of 40 years was blessed to raise two sons: Shane and Kelly.

Kevin began a career working as a salesman for Gullion’s Furniture and Appliances in Vevay. He then accepted a position as assistant manager with Speedy Mills at the Mills Department Store in downtown Madison; and in 1978 became the manager there.

In 1980 he became a real estate agent with McAtee Realty in Madison. In 1984 he became a broker and partner in Harrell-Lynch Realty until 2004 when he founded Coldwell Banker Harrell and Associates in Madison. He remained an active broker and agent until his death. Kevin was a community leader, activist, benefactor and was always willing to serve in the community where he was needed.

Kevin had served as President of the Madison Business and Professional Association in 1977-1978; had served as president of the Madison Rotary Club and received it’s distinguished honor of being named a “Paul Harris Fellow” in 1990. He served as a board member of the Lide White Memorial Boys Club; and in 1982 he served as Madison’s Building Inspector under Madison Mayor Dr. Warren Rucker.

He served as vice-chair for the Democratic City Central Committee; and in 1984 he ran for State Representative of the 69th District. Kevin served on the advisory board of the Salvation Army; served on the board of directors for Historic Madison, Inc.; held membership in the Madison Jefferson County Humane Society; National Association of Realtors; Indiana Association of Realtors; Jefferson County Board of Realtors; and he received the honor of “Distinguished Realtor of the Year”, three times in his career.

Kevin found great enjoyment in playing golf, having fun with his grandsons, and was known for his dedication to his work and community service.

Kevin will be missed by his beloved wife of 40 years, Linda D. Scott Hamblen Harrell of Madison; his loving sons: The Reverend Dr. Shane Scott-Hamblen of Cold Spring, New York, and Kelly Lamson of Manhattan, New York; by his grandsons, Simon, Sebastian and Senan Scott-Hamblen; his brothers, Jeffrey Scott Luckett and his wife, Suzanne of Madison and Jim Middendorf of Greensburg, Indiana; by his brothers-in-law: Ray Arbuckle of Hanover and Jerry Scott and his wife, Paige of Morrison, Colorado; by his aunts and uncle, Wilma Harrell, Jean Harrell, and Tony Harrell all of Madison; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Harrell, who died on September 20th, 1951; his mother, Mary Margaret Scott Harrell Luckett, who died on December 12th, 2005; his step father, Donald T. Luckett, who died on July 18th, 1999; his sister, Karen Harrell Arbuckle, who died October 10th, 2003; and his nephew, Lonnie Arbuckle.

Memorial services were conducted on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016, co-officiated by The Reverend Dennis Ingle and The Reverend Dr. Shane Scott-Hamblen at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 412 West Main Street in downtown Madison. Friends were invited to gather and greet the family on Tuesday prior to the time of the service at the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Trinity United Methodist Church or Historic Madison, Inc.. Cards are available at the funeral home and at the church. Morgan-Nay Funeral Centre in Madison is assisting the family.