Obituaries 2-5-12


“Tony” Cunningham

James Anthony “Tony” Cunningham, 54, of Dillsboro, passed away at 1:26 a.m. Wednesday, January 28th, 2015, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

Tony was born in Abilene, Kansas on October 23rd, 1960, the son of the late Clinton Arthur and Rose Merle (Parks) Cunningham, Sr.

He is survived by his sister, Deborah (Jerry) Collins of Versailles; his two brothers, Clinton “Red” (Sue) Cunningham, III of Patriot and Stephen Wayne (Kathy) Cunningham of Dillsboro; and many nieces and nephews whom he loved very much.

Visitation was held Monday, February 2nd, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial will be held at a later date in Eastview Cemetery in Patriot. Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Christopher Mosier

Christopher Michael Mosier, 39, of Franklin, Ohio, passed away Sunday, February 1st, 2015, at the Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, Ohio.

Christopher was born in Lawrenceburg on January 17th, 1976, the son of Barb Mosier. He was raised in Ohio County and was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1994. He enjoyed watching football and NASCAR. He also played baseball while in school. Christopher was currently employed at Burger King and had worked for Pipe Products in West Chester for 18 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Franklin, Ohio, and the Sons of the American Legion.

Christopher is survived by his mother, Barb Mosier of Lawrenceburg; his four sons, Micah Mosier, Damien Mosier, Jackson Mosier and Jude Mosier; his daughter, Destiny VanWinkle; his sister, Amber Perry of Dayton, Ohio; his uncles, Kenneth and Gary Mosier, both of Rising Sun; his aunt, Tina Mattox of Lawrenceburg.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Kenneth and Wynonia Mosier.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. today (Thursday, February 5th) at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Corey Potts officiating. Friends are invited to call today (Thursday, February 5th) from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Anna McKay

Anna Grace McKay, 77, of Madison, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, January 28th, 2015, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.

She was born June 6th, 1937, in Madison, the daughter of the late Ralph E. and Pauline M. (McFarland) McKay. Anna was a former employee of Sandstone Industries in Madison for several years and a former secretary in Indianapolis. She was a member of the former Mt. Zion Nazarene Church in Vevay. Anna resided in the Switzerland County community until her mother passed away in 1996. She later moved to Madison where she was lovingly cared for by the staff at The Waters of Clifty Falls for several years. Anna enjoyed playing bingo, watching soap operas and listening and singing gospel music.

Survivors include her brother, Virgil McKay and wife Judy; her nieces, Christy Muzquiz and husband Hector of Indianapolis and Misty Blankman and husband John of Rushville; her great-nephew, Jonathon Blankman of Rushville; her aunt, Mary Bryant of Hanover; and her uncles, Brother Joe McKay of Henryville and Jerry McKay of Memphis, Indiana.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 30th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Brother Cliff Hartley officiating. Interment was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the McKay Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Wandalee Brown

Wandalee (Jones) Brown, age 83, passed away on January 25th, 2015, at her home in Toledo, Washington.

She was the daughter of Bennie and Myrtle (Barnhill) Jones. She grew up on the family farm on Walnut Valley Road near Warsaw, Kentucky, and was a graduate of Gallatin County High School. After high school she joined the United States Marine Corps where she met her husband Wayne Brown.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Wayne Brown II of Toledo, Washington; her daughter, Debbie Brown Higbee of Portland, Texas; her son Wayne Brown III (Skipper) of Washington; her grandchildren, Stacie Higbee Knight of Portland, Texas, Tracey Higbee of Toledon, Washington; five great-grandchildren; her brothers, Arthur “Bill” and Donnie Jones of Warsaw, Kentucky and Stephen Jones of Eminence, Kentucky; her sister-in-law, Leah Jones of Patriot; as well as several nieces, nephews and friends, including her good friend, Joy Higgins of Sparta, Kentucky.

Her parents; her brother, Benjamin Franklin Jones of Patriot; and son-in-law, Dwight Higbee, all preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be handled by her family in Washington.

James Henderson

James Irvin Henderson, 59, of Aurora, passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 29th, 2015, at Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville.

He was born May 31st, 1955, near Patriot, the son of Sherman and Mary Ellen (Bevis) Henderson. He was a United States Marine and self-employed mechanic.

Surviving is his son, James Henderson of Batesville; his daughter, Regina Lamb of Florence, Kentucky; his stepchildren, Tiona Sechrest of Aurora, Curtis and Brandon Goodpaster, both of Batesville, Jennifer Kirk and Les Kirk, both of Hamilton, Ohio; his three brothers, Sherman Henderson of Greendale, Herbert Henderson of Indianapolis and Daniel Henderson of Lawrenceburg; and his four sisters, Ruth Huntington of Lawrenceburg, Mary Ellen Duckworth of Patriot, Dorothy Ellis of Vevay and Lena Henderson of Aurora.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Emma Pearl Turner; and his two brothers, Gene and Billy Henderson.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 3rd, in Humphrey-Taylor-Detmer Funeral Home with Reverend James Kelley officiating. Burial was in Rising Sun Cemetery with military honors presented by Rising Sun American Legion Post 59.