Jewell Ray “Judy” (Clemons) Dickerson, 86, of Patriot, passed away at 4:40 a.m. Saturday, February 23rd, 2013, at her residence.
She was born September 20th, 1926, in Webb City, Missouri, the loving daughter of the late George and Minnie Ray (Burnett) Clemons. She was raised in Joplin, Missouri, where she attended school.
She was united in marriage on June 10th, 1944, in Columbus, Kansas, to Wilford Conway “Bill” Dickerson, Sr. Unto this union two daughters and three sons arrived to bless their home. They shared nearly 69 years of marriage together until her death.
In 1954, they moved to Patriot where they raised their family and were very active in the community. She was a former postmaster at the Patriot Post Office, retiring in 1989, after 21 years of service. They owned and operated the Phillip’s 66 Service Station in Patriot from 1964-1975. She was a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church in Bear Branch. She will be remembered for her love of being a wonderful homemaker, crocheting, knitting, antiquing, playing bingo and attending flea markets. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.
Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Wilford Conway “Bill” Dickerson, Sr., of Patriot; her two daughters, Judith Langford and husband Mick of Reno, Nevada and Priscilla “Toy” Smith and husband Gardy of Patriot; her three sons, Wilford Conway “Sonny” Dickerson, Jr., and wife Kelli of Rising Sun, Rod Dickerson and wife Sue of Vevay and Randy Dickerson and wife Michelle of Vevay; 21 grandchildren: Donna, Stephanie, Brian, Kami, Carol, Ginger, Babee, Troy, Daniele, Derek, Rachel, Tracy, Mark, Eric, Erin, Kristen, Staci, Shea, Jesse, Jade and Joshua; 45 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Pansy Bradford and husband Wesley of Cookson Bend, Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her grandchildren, Shawn David Dickerson and Jewell Ann Dickerson; her great-grandchild, Joshua Tyler Detoff; and her sister, Ruth Ripley.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 26th, by Pastor Patrick Lanman at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Eastview Cemetery in Patriot. Memorial contributions may be made to Olive Branch Baptist Church Building Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Paul Edward Holt of Bennington, passed away Sunday, February 24th, 2013, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison
He was born in Whitley County, Kentucky, to Vernon Holt and Nellie Gregory Holt.
He was married to Ruth Bingaman of Kentucky and had three daughters, Wanda Hart and husband Pete of Kentucky, Kathy Aylor of Kentucky and Paula Lauria of Kentucky. He was united in marriage to Nancy Florence Biddle on April 16th, 1976, and had two additional children, Patricia Stewart and husband Neil, and son Cameron, Jennifer Chandler and husband Doug, and their children Haley and Lynnzie of Bennington. He had six step-children, Sandra Floyd and husband George of Dry Ridge Kentucky, Joyce Biddle and husband Mark of Florence, Kentucky, Jimmy Biddle of Burlington, Kentucky, Jerry Biddle and wife Becky of Florence, Kentucky, and Kelly Biddle and wife Michelle of Florence, Kentucky; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was a loving husband and father. He worked at J.C. Noyes in Covington, Kentucky for 37 years and retired in May, 1992, to enjoy his life. He loved to go fishing, woodworking, working on cars and loved gardening. He enjoyed every minute with his wife and family. He was a member of Manville Christian Church. He will be dearly missed by his children, step-children, all the grandkids and great-grandkids.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon Holt and Nellie Gregory Holt, his loving wife, Nancy Holt and his step-daughter Beverly Dinser.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 27th, at DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro. He was buried in Pleasant Cemetery along side his loving wife Nancy. Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to Manville Church Youth Fund.
Lorraine White Monroe, 89, of Madison, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 19th, 2013, at Hickory Creek of Madison.
She was born March 1st, 1923, in Switzerland County, the loving daughter of the late John and Lou Ollie Lothridge White. She was raised in Switzerland County before moving to Jefferson County in 1954. She had worked at Madison State Hospital in the laundry department for 25 years and the Jefferson Proving Ground. She was a member of the Bryantsburg Homemakers Club.
She was united in marriage to Harold Monroe. Unto this union two sons arrived, Harold L. and Dennis P. to bless their home.
Survivors include her two sons, Harold L. Monroe of Ferdinand, Indiana and Dennis Paul Monroe and wife Diane of Madison; her two grandchildren, Hillary T. Monroe of Clarksville, Indiana and Harrison T. Monroe of Madison; her sister, Wilma White of Madison; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Jane Schmidt, Dorothy White and Shirley White Screes; and her brothers, William “Red” White, Walter “Jim” White, Richard Edwin White, George Lee White and John W. “Dubby” White.
Funeral services were conducted by Bob Hicks Friday, February 22nd, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in Monroe Cemetery in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to Hickory Creek of Madison Activity Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Charles Ronald “Charlie” Phillips, 92, of Madison, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, February 9th, 2013, at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Indiana.
He was born June 8th, 1920, in Jefferson County, the son of the late Arthur and Martha Agnes Clashman Phillips. He was raised around Lancaster and was a 1937 graduate of Dupont High School.
He was united in marriage to Mary Juanita Stites on April 14th, 1940, in Lancaster. This union was blessed with two daughters, Jean and Joan; and a son Ron. They celebrated 64 years of marriage together until her death on December 30th, 2004. He continued on to be the patriarch of his family and enjoyed being with them whenever possible.
He was inducted into U.S. Army on March 16th, 1944, at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis. He rose to the rank of Corporal serving in the 29th Bomb Group, 43rd Bomb Squadron during World War II. He fought in the battles and campaigns in the Air Offensive in Japan and the Western Pacific. He was proud to have flown over the USS Missouri in a B-29 during the signing of the peace treaty that ended World War II. He was honorably discharged on December 3rd, 1945, at Camp Atterbury, receiving the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with Two Bronze Stars; Good Conduct Medal; and the World War II Victory Medal.
They owned a farm and a grocery store in Lancaster and enjoyed farming until he retired. He was employed with the Jefferson Proving Ground from April, 1966 until he retired in December, 1984. He also enjoyed being a carpenter and working with his father-in-law, Bill Stites. He retired from carpentry in 1997. He was a member of the Lancaster Baptist church since 1937 and served as a Deacon. He was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather.
Survivors include his daughters, Jean Phillips of Scottsburg and Joan Stoner of Hanover; his son, Ron Phillips and wife Jonnie of Vevay; his grandchildren, Stephanie Stoner, Ginger Chambers, Troy Stoner, Scott Stoner, Josh and Jessica Phillips; his great-grandchildren, Kimberly, Breena, Monica, Bryla, Lake, Mary, Jake, Zach, Alex and Charleigh Phillips; six great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Paul Arthur, Ray Bennett and Jamie Edwaard Phillips; his sister, Myrle Phillips Stout; and his son-in-law, Donald J. Stoner on September 8th, 2010.
In keeping with his wishes his remains were cremated and a memorial service was held Sunday, February 24th, conducted by Reverend Aubrey Bessinger at Lancaster Baptist Church. Interment was in Dupont Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lancaster Baptist Church. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Charles Louis Munier, 94, of Madison, passed away at 6:02 p.m. Friday, February 22nd, 2013, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born January 16th, 1919, in Madison, the loving son of the late Charles W. and Anna M. Weber Munier. He resided all of his life in Jefferson County and graduated high school. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on April 14th, 1941, in Louisville, Kentucky. He rose to the rank of Sergeant, serving Headquarter Detachment, 1820th Unit Station Complement during World War II. He was honorably discharged on May 12th, 1944, from the McCloskey General Hospital in Temple, Texas, receiving the American Defense Service Medal.
On March 18th, 1943, he was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Jones in Madison. This happy union was blessed with a daughter, Mary Lou; and two sons, Charles Keith and Ray. She passed away October 23rd, 2003.
He was employed from 1952-1984 at Thompson Glass Dairy in Madison. He also worked as a handyman at the Girl Scout Camp during the summers. He was a lifelong member of the Zoar United Methodist Church near Kent. He had been attending the West Madison United Methodist Church in Madison since Zoar had closed. He was also a member of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion, Historic Madison, Inc., Jefferson County Historical Society, Jefferson Proving Ground Heritage Project, Madison Antique Car Club, and a charter member of the Madison Number Five Fire Department. He enjoyed history, genealogy, old cars, Coca-Cola and fireman’s memorabilia. He was a devoted husband, father, brother and friend.
He is survived by his daughter, Mary Lou Munier of Madison; his son, Ray Munier and companion, Lola Rogers of Seymour; his sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Cooke of Madison; his brother, Leroy Munier and wife Nancy of Milton, Kentucky; his half brother, Kearney Johnson and companion Ruth of Lake Havasu City, Arizona; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dr. Richard “Dick” and Nancy Jones of Madison; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relative.
He was also preceded in death by his son, Charles Keith Munier on October 2nd, 1975; his sister, Kathryn L. Munier Holt on November 3rd, 2002 and her husband, Charles “Bud” Holt on February 18th, 2010; and his sister-in-law, Norma Jones Mills and her husband, Scott.
Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend David Leland at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madion. A final salute with full military honors will be conducted at 11:30 Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Zoar Cemetery near Kent.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 8th, and Saturday from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. A fireman’s service will be conducted Friday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Madison United Methodist Church or the Pearl Park Project with the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Donn Robert Foley, 70, of Madison, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 20th, 2013, at his home near Madison.
He was born August 5th, 1942, in Madison, the loving son of the late William B. and Opal Inez Sigmon Foley. He was raised in Jefferson County and was a 1960 graduate of Central High School. He resided all of his life in Jefferson County.
He was united in marriage in 1961, to Linda Long. This union was blessed with two sons, Greg and Rob and a daughter, Beth.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army on August 2nd, 1966, in Madison. He rose to the rank of Specialist Five, serving in the 572 Engineer Company during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged on August 1t, 1972, at Fort Lewis, Washington, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Commendation Medal with two overseas service bars. He was employed in demolition with the Jefferson Proving Ground until 1991. He also had worked for Rexnord, Williamson Heater and drove a school bus for Madison Consolidated School System. He had enjoyed farming all of his life and pulling ponies. He enjoyed going bird hunting and horseback riding with his family. He was a member of the Madison VFW Post 1969, Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans Post No. 55, Central Alumni and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his sons, Greg Foley and wife Marsha of Madison and Rob Foley and wife Kim of Madison; his daughter, Beth Hankins of Madison; his grandchildren, Bailey Hankins and Kole Taylor; his step-grandchild, Logan Scott; his sister, Mary Ann Foley of Hanover and Joann Pendleton and husband Waldo of Colorado Springs, Colorado; his sister-in-law, Maxine Foley of Canaan; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Ralph W. “Bill” Foley on September 5th, 2000; and his sisters, Maxine Gordon on March 9th, 2007 and Marjorie Whitton on July 23rd, 1982.
Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Ed Roberts Monday, February 25th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with a final salute conducted by Jefferon Post 9 of the American Legion. Interment was in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison with full military honors conducted at the chapel by the American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Bertha Charlotte Chesser McQueen, 96, of Madison, passed away at 2 p.m. Sunday, Februaary 24th, 2013, at the home of her daughter near Manville, Indiana.
She was born August 1st, 1916, in Westport, Indiana, the daughter of the late Omer Acin and Lora Ann Maple Chesser. She was raised in Westport and was a 1937 graduate of Westport High School. She then attended business technical school in Indianapolis and worked in a lawyer’s office there.
She was united in marriage on May 26th, 1942, in Bedford, Indiana, to Paul Johnathan “John” McQueen by his father, Reverend Arthur McQueen at the Salvation Army. This union was blessed with a daughter, Lavita. He passed away in 1971.
She had worked as a sales clerk at Moore’s Store in downtown Madison and then for the Plaza Shoppe in Madison for 22 years. She was the oldest living member of the North United Methodist Church in Madison and was very faithful and active in the church as well as writing the history of the church. She had enjoyed being a Girl Scout leader and a member of the WSCS (Women’s Society of Christian Service), where she held various district offices. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading, church work, singing hymns, creating games and working word games. She was known for her sense of wit, keeping up with the family heritage and family connections. She was devoted to her husband and the McQueen home, the property and quite proud that at the age of 82 she could still run a chainsaw to cut wood and the mower to care for the lawn. She had resided at the McQueen property since 1942. She took great pride in her home and caring for the elderly family members. She was a world traveler, having crossed the Arctic Circle, rode a camel in Kenya, celebrated her 73rd birthday in England and her 74th birthday in Costa Rica. She felt one’s life should always be in order and took satisfaction in the fact that her life and her family’s lives demonstrated such. She had enjoyed being a member of the Westport High School Alumni and attending the events with her sisters.
Survivors include her daughter, Lavita McQueen Shelton of Madison; her three granddaughters, Allison Shelton Brady and husband Charlie of Mooresville, North Carolina, Stephanie Shelton of Indianapolis, and Nancy Thompson of Madison; her grandsons, Justin Shelton Osadjan and his partner, Mark Osadjan of Chicago, Illinois; her great-grandchildren, Richard Thompson, Lauren Thompson King and husband Cody; Nathan Thompson and Paul Hayden Brady; one great-great-grandson, Isaac Michael King; her special nieces who were like daughters, Rosemary McQueen Day and husband David of Indianapolis and Marilyn McQueen of Madison; her sister-in-law, Lois Jackson of Madison; several other nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Margaret Herndon, Hazel McQueen and Inez McGuire Dixon; her great-grandson, Hayden Christopher Thompson; and her son-in-law, Dwight LaVelle Shelton on November 30th, 2009.
Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Mark Fisher at 2 p.m. today (Thursday, February 28th) at North United Methodist Church, 2235 Allen Street in Madison. Interment will be in Springdale Cemetery in downtown Madison. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time today at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Methodist Children’s Home or the North United Methodist Church. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Norma Lee Carf, 64, of Aberdeen, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Friday, February 22nd, 2013, at The Waters of Dillsboro.
She was born in Milan on October 3rd, 1948, the daughter of the late Norman “Steve” and Glendora (Strutman) Stephenson. She attended school in Aurora and Rising Sun. She was a driver for New Horizons where she worked from 1989 until she retired in 2004. She also worked at Plastic Molding Plant in East enterprise for several years. She was a member of the Hartford Methodist Church. She loved to garden and raise flowers and was known to have a green thumb.
On June 14th, 1991, in Jelico, Tennessee, she married Charles W. Carf, who survives.
In addition to her caring husband Charles, she is also survived by her two sons, Kevin Joe Deckard (Melinda) of Dillsboro and Rodney Lee Deckard of Bunker Hill, Indiana; her two stepsons, Charles W. Carf, Jr., of Owensboro, Kentucky and James C. Carf (fiance´e Natalie Westerfeld) of Rising Sun; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; her sister, Flo McKinley (Steve) of Aberdeen; and her two brothers, Donald Stephenson (Judy) of Colorado and Randy Stephenson (Connie) of Rising Sun.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 26th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery in Aurora. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. marklandfuneralhome.com.
Mary Catherine Sandlin, 78, of East Enterprise, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Friday, February 22nd, 2013, at her residence.
She was born in Lawrenceburg, on October 4th, 1934, the daughter of the late Herbert and Helen (Schaefer) Wallace. She was a devoted mother and homemaker. She had worked at Sandlin’s Grocery and the Countryside Cafe in East Enterprise and also at Campbell Hausfeld in Harrison, Ohio.
On March 29th, 1953, she married David Sandlin who passed away on December 13th, 2005. They were married 52 years.
Survivors include her five sons, Kenny Sandlin, Jimmy Sandlin, John Sandlin, Tony Sandlin and Ray Sandlin, all of the East Enterprise area; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchiildren; her three sisters, Patty Bryant of Rising Sun, Gloria Platt of Lagrange, Missouri and Jo Ann Drew of Milan.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, Herbert Wallace; and her sister, Wanda Burnett.
Graveside services were held Monday, February 25th, under the direction of Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Aberdeen. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. marklandfuneralhome.com.