Obituaries 5-28-15

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Margie Adams

Margie Louise Adams, 88, of Rising Sun, passed away at 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 20th, 2015, at her residence.

Margie was born in Ohio County on October 11th, 1926, the daughter of the late Emma (McCreary) Pavey and Victor Williams. She worked as head bookkeeper for the Rising Sun State Bank. Margie also had worked for Grand Victoria Casino in Rising Sun. Margie was a member of the Rising Sun American Legion Auxiliary for over 50 years.

On February 17th, 1951, she married Earl William “Bill” Adams. Bill and Margie were married 61 years before his passing in 2012.

Margie is survived by a nephew, John Williams of Rising Sun; her two nieces, Frances Wilson of Cincinnati, Ohio and Linda Buschle of Rising Sun; her seven great-nieces and great-nephews; her six great-great-nieces and great-great nephews; and a great-great-great niece; and many other family members and friends.

Besides her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Oren Williams; and her sister, Frances Kight.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 27th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Chaplain Jason Case officiating. Burial was in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. marklandfuneralhome.com.

Lucy Beatty

Lucy Ellen (Niccum) Beatty, 83, of Florence, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Sunday, May 24th, 2015, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born November 2nd, 1931, on Hominy Ridge in Florence, the daughter of the late Henry and Mary E. (Ernst) Niccum. She was raised in East Enterprise where she attended the Greenwood School.

Lucy was united in marriage on September 19th, 1953, in Vevay, to the late Ray F. Beatty. Unto this union a son Mike and a daughter Donna arrived to bless their home. Lucy and Ray shared 35 years of marriage together until he passed away on September 17th, 1988.

Lucy was a former top stitcher for the U.S. Shoe Corporation factory in Vevay for several years. She enjoyed helping hr husband on the farm and was a wonderful homemaker. Lucy will be remembered for her love of enjoying the outdoors and taking care of her flowers.

She is survived by her son, Mike Beatty and wife Jo Kay of Florence; her daughter, Donna Mink and husband Dewayne of Florence; her three sisters-in-law, Willowdean Niccum of Aberdeen, Doris Niccum of Harrison, Ohio, and Margaret Beatty of Florence; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by her brothers, James Frank, Charles, Thomas, Arthur, Wilbur, Donald and Ralph Niccum; and her sisters, Agnes Scudder, Louise Stewart and Rosetta V. “Rosie” Craig.

Funeral, services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday, May 28th) at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Brother Anthony Wilks officiating. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today (Thursday, May 28th) at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Don Massey

Elra Donald “Don” Massey, 81, of Bennington, passed away at 1:38 p.m. Friday, May 22nd, 2015, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was born August 6th, 1933, in Science Hill, Kentucky, the son of the late Edward and Amanda (Wesley) Massey. He was raised in Science Hill, Kentucky, where he attended school.

Don was united in marriage on September 9th, 1956, in Catoosa County, Georgia, to his beloved wife, Constance Rebecca “Connie” Dennison. Don and Connie shared nearly 59 years of marriage together until he suddenly passed away.

In his early years of life, he was employed as a machinist for Universal Container in Lawrenceburg, from 1952-1968. Don was a former machinist for Elliott Manufacturing in Fresno, California, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Science Hill Baptist Church in Science Hill, and attended Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay. Don resided in Fresno, since 1966 and the past nine years with his beloved wife in the Bennington community. Don will be remembered for his love of woodworking, building, designing and the outdoors. Don was a devoted husband, papa, brother-in-law and brother.

Survivors include his loving wife of nearly 59 years, Constance Rebecca “Connie” (Dennison) Massey of Bennington; his three sons, Elra David Massey and wife Teresa of Louisville, Kentucky, Ronald Lee Massey and wife Linda of Louisville, Kentucky and Ricky Massey and wife Mary of Ronneburg, Germany; his daughter, Lee-Ann Massey Schaeffer of Fresno, California; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; his five half sisters, Dorothy Adams of Science Hill, Kentucky, Edna Williams of Science Hill, Kentucky, Gladys Massey of Science Hill, Effie Peters of Monticello, Kentucky and Aldianna Massey of Michigan; two half brothers, Edward Massey of Science Hill and Joe Massey of Monticello, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Dr. Cheyenne Massey; his brother, Charles Massey; and his sister, Hazel Acey.

Visitation was held Tuesday, May 26th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.