Obituaries 2-11-16


Bobby Robinson

Robert Lynn Robinson, 61, of Patriot, passed away at 9:34 p.m. on Monday, February 1st, 2016 at his residence.

Bobby was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 25th, 1954, the son of the late Lois Maxine (Bunger) and Donald Robinson. He was a graduate of Switzerland County High School, Class of 1972.

On September 19th, 1992, he married Debbie (Gabbard) Robinson, who survives him.

Bobby was self employed and the owner of Robinson Trucking in Patriot. Bobby loved his little town of Patriot, where he attended the Patriot Baptist Church and was the current President of the Patriot Town Board. Bobby was a board member for four years, having just started his second term. He enjoyed golfing, boating and loved to ride his Harley.

Bobby was a loving husband, Dad, Pawpaw, brother and friend to many.

In addition to his loving wife Debbie; Bobby is survived by a daughter, Christina Griffin of Florence, Kentucky; a son, Matt Robinson (Sara), of Crittenden, Kentucky; and a step-son, Shawn Scudder (Toni), of Bright, Indiana.

He is also survived by a sister, Donna Hutton (Bob Weber), of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by eight grandchildren: Blake, Hanna, Jarrett, Kylie, Will, Jami, Jacob and Ryan; and by nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and by his son, Jacob Robinson.

Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, February 7th, at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Reverend Mike Jones officiating. Friends were invited to call on Sunday prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home. Burial was at Eastview Cemetery in Patriot.

Memorial donations may be made to the Sons of the American Legion Aurora Post #231 or Lawrenceburg Post #239. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Ulia Cole

First Sergeant (Retired) Ulia James Cole, age 83, a resident of Columbus, Georgia, died on Sunday, February 7th, 2016 at his home surrounded by loved ones.

Ulia was born on April 4th, 1932, in Switzerland County, the son of the late Otto Cole and Lelia Sigmon Peters.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served our country honorably (including two tours to Vietnam) for 28 years before retiring as Airborne Instructor from Fort Benning, Georgia. He earned the National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Bronze Star Medal both with “V” device, Vietnam Service Medal with a silver and bronze star, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 device, four Overseas Service Bars, Parachute Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Air Medal, and Meritorious Service Medal.

He was also a 50-year member of the Scottish Right; a 32nd degree Mason of Columbian Lodge #7; and was a member of the Shrine Club of Columbus, Georgia.

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 59 years, Wynola T. Cole; his children: Sharon Hansel (Darrell) of Vevay; Ulia James Cole II; Brian K. Cole; Julia Cole Allen (Shane); his brother, Lloyd Cole; sisters: Estene Leap of Vevay and Cleo Tichenor; by 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and loving friends.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Ulia James Cole III; and his brother, Theodore Cole.

Funeral services are scheduled at the Chapel of the Pines in Parkhill Cemetery, Columbus, Georgia, on Thursday, February 11th, 2016, 11 a.m., with Pastor Joel Fussell officiating. The family received friends at the Striffler-Hamby Funeral Home, 4071 Macon Road, Columbus, Georgia, 31907, on Wednesday, February 10th.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Columbus Hospice House, 7020 Moon Road, Columbus, Georgia, 31909; or at

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Tamera Moore

Tamera Lee (Allen) Moore, age 56, of Versailles, Indiana, passed away with her loving family by her side at 8:54 p.m. on Saturday, February 6th, 2016, at her residence.

Tamera entered this life on June 14th, 1959 in Shelbyville, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late Ivan D. and Doris L. (Turner) Allen. She was raised in Versailles, where she was a 1977 graduate of South Ripley High School.

Tamera worked in banking her entire adult life. She was currently employed for the Napoleon State Bank in Osgood, Indiana. She was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church in Holton, Indiana. Tamera loved going to the beach, where she vacationed as often as possible. She also enjoyed shopping and spending time with her family and friends who filled her life with joy. Tamera will be missed by her loving children, grandchildren, siblings, aunt, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Tamera will be dearly missed by her son Daniel Moore and his wife Janel of Casper, Wyoming; by her daughters: Kari Moore of Versailles and Kristi Moore of Raleigh, North Carolina; by her grandchildren: MaKayla Bell, Taneil Bell and Kristen Feeback, who lovingly knew her as ‘Gramcracker’; and by her great-grandson, Layton Schmidt.

She will also be missed by her sisters: Carolyn Scott of Shelbyville, Indiana; Vickie Coy and her husband Steve of Shelbyville, Indiana; by her brother, Richard “Jack” Stonebraker and his wife Joyce of Virginia Beach, Virginia; her aunt Anita Sipler and her husband Clyde of Long Beach, Mississippi; and her several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ivan D. Allen, who died on December 24th, 2007; and Doris L. (Turner) Allen, who died on August 25th, 1999; and her brother, David Allen.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, by Pastor Ty Choate at the Hopewell Baptist Church, 2319 North County Road 850 North, Holton, Indiana, 47023. Interment followed in the Hopewell Cemetery, Holton.

Friends were invited to call on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016, at the Hopewell Baptist Church.

Tamera had a passion for ‘Operation Christmas Child’, and the family request donations be made in memory to the Hopewell Baptist Church OCC Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family.

Ellogene Scudder

Ellogene (Rayls) Scudder, age 95, of East Enterprise, passed away with her loving family by her side at 11:22 a.m. on Saturday, February 6th, 2016, at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Ellogene entered this life on February 21st, 1920, near East Enterprise, the daughter of the late Alvah David and Mabel Aldean (Slack) Rayls. She was raised near East Enterprise, where she attended schools and the Vevay High School.

Ellogene was united in marriage on April 16th, 1943, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Wilbur “Ick” Scudder and to this union arrived three daughters: Gaye, Joanne, and Pam; and a son, Eugene, to bless their home. Ellogene and Ick shared 61 years of marriage together until he passed away on February 11th, 2004. In 1958, she and her husband built a new home on the family farm not far from the old homestead, and there she lived until 2006, when she and her grandson, Chad Scudder, traded houses. She continued to live on the Scudder farm on McCreary’s Ridge for nearly 73 years until her passing.

Ellogene was a member of the New Liberty Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, helping her husband with the farm work and raising a big garden. She enjoyed cooking and baking and hosting family gatherings. Ellogene wrote the McCreary’s Ridge News for the Vevay Reveille Newspaper from 1960 to 1970. She was also a 4-H leader for several years.

Ellogene will be dearly missed by her loving daughters: Gaye Rumple of Bloomington, Indiana; Joanne Gaudin and her husband: Bernie of Vevay; and Pam Gilmour and her husband: Dennis of Rising Sun; and her son: Eugene “Ick” Scudder and his wife: Jeanie of Florence.

She will also be missed by her grandchildren: Melissa, Chad, Travis, Maggie, Jessica and Jeff; by her great-grandchildren: Trevor, Daniel, Audrey, Sophia, James and Jackson; by her sister-in-law: Shirley Rayls of Rising Sun; and by her several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Alvah David and Mabel Aldean (Slack) Rayls; by her husband: Wilbur Scudder, who died on February 11th, 2004; by her little buddy and great-grandson: Alex Matthew Scudder, who died on September 2nd, 2014; her son-in-law: Irvin Rumple; her brothers: Alvin, Norman, Denver, Kirby and Elmo Rayls and her sisters: Helen Rayls, Mary Jane McKinney and Alice Winters.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, by Pastor Bill Madison, at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Liberty Baptist Church or to the New Liberty Cemetery Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.