Wilfred L. “Willie” Pavy, 90, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Switzerland County and Medway, Ohio, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Sunday, February 15th, 2015, in Lawrenceburg.
He was born April 26th, 1924, in Fairview, the son of the late, Wilbur F. and Edith (Orem) Pavy. He was raised in Fairview, and was a 1943 graduate of Vevay High School. Willie was inducted into the United States Navy, serving during World War II. He served in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters.
Willie was united in marriage on June 15th, 1946, in Vevay, by Reverend Frank Reed, to the late, Joanne Trinkle. Unto this union three daughters, Pam, Debbie & Becky, arrived to bless their home. Willie and Joanne shared 39 years of marriage together until she passed away on August 10th, 1985. Willie was later united in marriage on March 26th, 1993, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceburg, to Roberta (Furnish) Robinson. Willie and Roberta shared 22 years of marriage together until his death. Willie was employed as a Machinist for NCR in Dayton, Ohio, for 30 years. He was also employed for the Clark County Engineers in Springfield, Ohio, for over 10 years. Willie enjoyed helping his brother, Donnie, on the farm. Willie was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and enjoyed playing golf and cards.
He is survived his loving wife, Roberta (Furnish) Pavy of Lawrenceburg; his three daughters, Pam Reese and her husband Kevin of Chicago, Illinois, Debbie Massie and her husband Bob of Stafford, Virginia, Becky Dickinson and her husband Gary of Aubrey, Texas; his four stepdaughters: Donna Wehmeyer of Lawrenceburg, Diane Caudill and her husband Wayne of Aurora, Bessie Henson of Lawrenceburg and Ann Craven and her husband: Tracy of Lawrenceburg; his stepson, Jim Robinson and his wife Kerrie of Olathe, Kansas; 10 grandchildren, Matt McDonald, Molly Reichart, Melanie Foley, Shane Massie, Amber Willis, Ashlea Stitt, Courtney Marley, Jason Mulrooney, Jessica Thompson and Andy Mulrooney; 11 step-grandchildren: Jason Wehmeyer, Sarah Wehmeyer, Tracy Mennis, Tara Grimes, Heather Caseltine, Joey Caseltine, Kelsey Lewis, Andy Robinson, Allison Landry, Crystal Craven and Casey Craven; 23 great-grandchildren and 14 step-great-grandchildren; his two brothers, Donald Pavy and his wife Linda of East Enterprise and Kenneth “Bucky” Pavy and his wife Betty of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee; and his sister, Joy Briggs of Vevay.
Besides his parents, and his first wife, he was also preceded in death by his five brothers: Halstead Pavy, Ray Pavy, Marvin Pavy, Reverend Doyle Pavy and Paul Pavy; and his sister, Helen Cleeter.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday, February 19th) at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Father Peter Gallagher officiating. Interment will be in Vevay Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post 185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the cemetery.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Lawrence Catholic Church or to the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Debby G. (Bond) Hunter, 64, of Carrollton, Kentucky, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away at 6:05 a.m. Friday, February 13th, 2015, at her residence in Carrollton.
She was born July 5th, 1950, in Madison, the loving daughter of the late, Robert L. “Bobby” and Gladys L. (Bolden) Bond. She was raised in Switzerland County, where she was a 1969 graduate of Switzerland County High School.
Debby was united in marriage on April 17th, 1981, in Carrollton, Kentucky, to the late, Hubert D. Hunter. Debby and Hubert shared 10 years of marriage together until he passed away on March 5th, 1991.
Debby was employed by the U.S. Shoe Corporation factory in Vevay, for 23 1/2 years. She was also employed by BESI, Inc., in Vevay, retiring in 2011. Debby was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 326 of Rising Sun, and the Gallatin County Homemakers Club. She was also a member of the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling and attended the English Baptist Church in Carrollton. Debby enjoyed bowling, camping, shopping, mowing, keeping a meticulous lawn and the Kentucky Wildcats. Debby will be deeply missed by her loving family, dear friends and her community.
She is survived by her loving companion, Billy Pate of Carrollton, Kentucky; her sister, Cheryl “Tootie” Stevens and her husband Jim of Bedford, Kentucky; her nephews, Randy Stevens and Rob Stevens and his wife, Jenna; her great-nieces and great-nephews, Jace, Evan, Ben, Maggie and Kate Stevens; her uncles, Danny Bolden of Aurora, and Gary “Skip” Bolden and his wife Loleta of Tallahassee, Florida; her aunt, Sarah Keith of Vevay; her special cousins, Danna Adams, Melanie Stewart and Keegan Watson; her numerous cousins and a host of special friends
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert L. “Bobby” Bond, on December 11th, 1996, and Gladys L. (Bolden) Bond, on December 23rd, 2012; her husband, Hubert D. Hunter, on March 5th, 1991; her paternal grandparents: Sim Bond and Anna (Cardle) Doke; her maternal grandparents, Vernon E. Bolden, on May 23rd, 1992 and Leona M. (Vahlsing) Bolden, on February 1st, 1991; her uncle, Charles V. “Chuck” Bolden, on June 17th, 1992; and her aunts, Beverly “Inky” Jackson, on September 11th, 2006 and Mary Jo Cook.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 18th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Brother Tyler Sultze officiating. Interment was in Vevay Cemetery. The Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 326 of Rising Sun, conducted Eastern Star services Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family to the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church, Eastern Star Chapter No. 326 of Rising Sun, or to the Gallatin County Homemakers Club. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Wilma S. (Scudder) Firsich, 99, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away at 6:15 p.m., Thursday, February 12th, 2015, at Woodland Hills Care Center in Lawrenceburg.
She was born December 10th, 1915, in Switzerland County, the daughter of the late Harry and Annabelle (Scott) Scudder. She was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1933 graduate of the Vevay High School. She was the office manager for the Southeastern Insurance Company in Lawrenceburg, retiring at the age of 55, after 10 years of service. She volunteered as a messenger and greeter at the information desk for the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, for 31 years and was honored for serving 10,000 + hours. Wilma was a member of the Lawrenceburg American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post #239, the Legacy Society of the Switzerland County Community Foundation and the Legacy Society of the Dearborn County Community Foundation, where she established the first charitable gift annuity. Wilma was so pleased to become a Legacy Society member of the Foundation and to know that her gift will be used to continue to address the changing needs of Dearborn County forever. Wilma was a former treasurer and faithful member of the Lawrenceburg Wesleyan Church in Lawrenceburg. She served as treasurer for the Hastie Cemetery in Markland. She served on the RSVP advisory board and was a volunteer for RSVP helping over 30 organizations. Wilma was very active in her community, where she dedicated many hours as a volunteer and much happiness to all who knew her. Wilma enjoyed her philanthropic endeavors, traveling and was a member of the Rosie Reds, where she enjoyed going to the Spring Training Camp with the Cincinnati Reds. For 35 Years, she has been doing water exercise and volunteers at the Western Hill Health Club. Wilma will be dearly missed by her family, friends and her community where she has left a legacy.
She is survived by her nieces, Pansy Stoneking of Greendale, Marsha Patterson of Vevay, Gaye Rumple of Bloomington, Joanne Gaudin and her husband Bernie of Vevay, Pam Gilmour and her husband Dennis of Rising Sun; her nephews, Ralph Parker and his wife Betty of Anderson, Lionel Turner of Rising Sun, Larry Ricketts and his wife Linda of Edinburgh, Fred Slack and his wife Vivian of Port Richey, Florida, Robert “Bob” Slack and his wife Pat of East Enterprise, Rick Chase of Florence, Dennis Chase and his wife Phyllis of Florence, Eugene Scudder and his wife Jeannie of East Enterprise; and her sister-in-law, Ellogene Scudder of Florence.
Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Marshall Bud Scudder, Scott Scudder and Wilbur “Ick” Scudder; and her sisters, Helen Tyler, Suzie Turner, Opal Lockwood, Olive Ricketts, Lena Parker and Dorothy Slack.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 15th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Reverend Ron Lee officiating. Interment was in the Hastie Cemetery near Markland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hastie Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.