Obituaries 5-3-18

Michele Bryant-Partin, Kenneth ‘Sonny’ Chatham, Earnest Henry, Christopher ‘CJ’ McAlister, Calvin Proctor, Michael Rumsey, Russell ‘Rusty’ Turner.

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Earnest Henry

  Earnest Lee Henry, age 76, of Aberdeen, Indiana, passed away at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

 

 

Christopher ‘CJ’ McAlister

  Christopher Lynn “CJ” McAlister, Jr., age 29, of Vevay, passed away at 3:20 p.m. on Friday, April 27th, 2018, on Plum Creek near Vevay.

  CJ entered this life on November 23rd, 1988, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, the loving son of Christopher Lynn “Chris” and Tammie Mae (McKinley) McAlister. He was raised in Vevay, and was a 2008 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

  CJ was united in marriage on May 26th, 2015, on Plum Creek, to the love of his life, Nicole Michelle Tatum. CJ was employed for North American Stainless in Ghent, Kentucky, for one year and for Doorman Products in Warsaw, Kentucky as a machine material handler, for two years. CJ was currently employed as a surveillance agent for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, for three years.

  One would often see CJ reading books about his surveillance job that he was very proud of. CJ enjoyed fishing, riding his motorcycle, painting and spending time with his kids. CJ will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.

  CJ is survived by his loving wife, Nicole Michelle (Tatum) McAlister of Vevay; his children: Noah Anthony McAlister, Maya Marie McAlister, Zeyla Grace Tatum and Dylan Michael McKinley, all of Vevay; his mother, Tammie Mae (McKinley) McAlister of Vevay; his mother-in-law, Wauneta Grace Armstrong of Vevay; his paternal-grandmother, Debra Lee (McAlister) Hite of Vevay; his maternal-grandfather, Steve McKinley of Aberdeen, Indiana; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Stori and Tyler Roy of Franklin, Indiana, Sean and Kylie Tatum of Indianapolis, Indiana and Isiah and Katie Tatum of Noblesville, Indiana; and his several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Christopher Lynn “Chris” McAlister, Sr., who died on March 14th, 2010; his paternal-grandfather, Charles Edward Hite; his maternal-grandmother, Brenda Carol (Gulley) McKinley; his paternal-great-grandparents, James Earl and Mary Catherine (Dixon) Hite; and his cousin, Daulton O’Daniel Hite.

  A Memorial Gathering was held on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Christopher Lynn “CJ” Memorial Fund, c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

 

 

Kenneth ‘Sonny’ Chatham

  Kenneth D. “Sonny” Chatham, Jr., age 86, of Vevay, passed away at 8:34 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018, at the King’s Daughter’s Hospital in Madison, Indiana.

  Sonny entered this life on March 4th, 1932, in Jefferson County, Indiana, the son of the late Kenneth Chatham, Sr. and Edna G. (Moore) Chatham. He was raised in Jefferson County, Indiana where he attended Central High School.

  Sonny was inducted into the Indiana National Guard from March, 1949 to November, 1958.

  Sonny was united in marriage to Ruth Evelyn Leach, and to this union arrived a daughter, Valerie; and three sons: Kenneth, Jerry and David to bless their home. He was later united in marriage to Nina K. (Peak) Scudder, and to this union arrived a son, Shane, to bless their home.

  Sonny owned and operated the Vevay Body Shop, where he enjoyed auto body repair and working on cars for several years. He also was a truck driver for Grote Manufacturing in Madison, Indiana and for Baylor Trucking in Milan, Indiana, for several years. Sonny was a member of the Jefferson Post #9 of the American Legion and was a former member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185. He was also a member of the Ryker’s Ridge Baptist Church in Madison.

  Sonny resided in the Vevay community since 1964. Sonny enjoyed playing card games, especially euchre and solitaire, guns, race cars and sports of all kinds.

  Sonny is survived by his daughter, Valerie Chatham of Hanover; his sons: Kenneth L. “Kenny” Chatham of Vevay, Jerry Chatham and his wife Betty of Florence, Indiana, Shane Chatham of Vevay, and David Keith Chatham of Indianapolis, Indiana; by his grandchildren: Travis Chatham, Lilly Chatham, Kobe Chatham, Rachel Chatham, Jillian Gregory and Scotti Sullivan; by his great-grandchildren: Wyatt Chatham, Natalie Sullivan and Jessica Dickey; his great-great-grandchild, Bentley Kiser; his sisters: Mary Shaw of Madison and Kathleen Roberts and her husband Billie of Frankfort, Kentucky; his brother, Jon “Ted” Chatham and his wife Lynda of Lexington, Indiana; and his several nieces, nephews and cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Chatham, Sr. and Edna G. (Moore) Chatham; his grandson, John Paul Jewell; and his companions, Anna Jean Harsin Baker and Juanita Scudder.

  Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 4, 2018, at 11 a.m., by Brother Anthony Wilks at the Truth Apostolic Church, 6160 Highway 56 Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Full military rites and interment will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the Vevay Cemetery.

  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Bennington United Methodist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

 

 

Michele Bryant-Partin

  Michele Renee Bryant-Partin, 43, of Rising Sun, passed away at 11:40 p.m. on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at The Waters of Rising Sun.

  Michele was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on September 13th, 1974, the daughter of Patricia (Wallace) and the late Sanford Joe Bryant. She was a graduate of East Central High School, Class of 1993.

  Michele worked as a LPN at The Waters of Rising Sun in Rising Sun for 10 years. The staff and patients were like her own family. Michele’s life revolved around her beloved son Travis and her family.

  Michele is survived by a son, Travis Joe Partin, of Rising Sun; by her mother, Patricia Bryant, of Rising Sun; by two brothers: Robert Bryant and his wife Suzette of Rising Sun and Mark Bryant and his wife Linda, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Michele is also survived many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her father Sanford Joe Bryant, in 2007.

  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 2nd at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Don Thomason officiating. Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to The Waters of Rising Sun Activity Fund. Cards are available at funeral home.

 

 

Calvin Proctor

  Calvin Stanley Proctor, age 36, of Vevay, passed away suddenly at 3:55 p.m. on Thursday, April 26th, 2018, at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center-South in Edgewood, Kentucky.

  Calvin entered this life on December 24th, 1981, in Madison, the loving son of the late Robert Stanley “Bobby” and Kathy Ann (Juilfs) Proctor. He was raised in Vevay, and was a 2001 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

  Calvin was employed as a cook for Roxano’s in Vevay, for two years. Calvin enjoyed guns, ICP band, playing video games and riding around in his truck site seeing. Calvin made friends with anyone he would talk to. Calvin will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.

  Calvin is survived by his cousin and caregiver, Sarah Garland and her husband Tim of Vevay; his step-mother, Marsena Ruth (Bailey) Proctor of Frankfort, Indiana; his aunts and uncles: Brenda Dodson of Carrollton, Kentucky, Linda Proctor of Carrollton, Kentucky, Lewis Proctor of Carrollton, Kentucky, Jim Proctor of Carrollton, Kentucky, Victor Proctor of Vevay, Ronnie Proctor of Vevay, Vernon Proctor of Warsaw, Kentucky, Leslie Proctor of Batavia, Ohio and David Juilfs of Vevay; and his numerous cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Stanley “Bobby” Proctor, who died on September 16th, 2016 and Kathy Ann (Juilfs) Proctor, who died on December 12th, 2011; his maternal-grandparents: Robert Lee “Bobby” and Donna Jean (Gilbert) Juilfs; his paternal-grandparents, Victor Hayes and Marie Sarah Essie Bell (Beach) Proctor; and his paternal-uncle, Richard Proctor.

  Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018, by Brother Jeremiah Haynes at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, May 2nd, prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Calvin Stanley Proctor Memorial Fund, c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

 

 

Russell ‘Rusty’ Turner

  Russell Alan “Rusty” Turner, 57, of Rising Sun, passed away at 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 while in the company of family members, at his residence.

  Rusty was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on June 23rd, 1960, the son of Lois Louise (Chappelow) Turner, of Clarksville, Indiana and the late Jack L. Turner. He was a graduate of New Albany High School, Class of 1978.

  He was the husband of Susan Janet (Neiheisel) Turner. They were married in Sevierville, Tennessee on July 19th, 1997.

  Rusty worked as a truck driver, a job he was very proud of. He drove for Universal Environmental Services in Florence, Kentucky. Rusty was a member of the Florence Masonic Lodge and the Posey Township Fire Department for over 20 years and an EMT for Posey Township.

  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora, Indiana. Rusty and his wife Sue enjoyed being ushers and greeters at the church. Rusty was a true outdoorsman and enjoyed working on his farm, hunting, fishing, riding four wheelers and shooting his guns. He also liked to dance with Sue or anyone and everyone. He was always keeping busy and expected the same from others.

  Rusty is survived by his wife, Sue Turner, of Rising Sun; by his mother, Lois Turner, of Clarksville, Indiana; by three sons: Adam Vogt (Jenn), of Rising Sun; Michael Vogt (Maria), of Cincinnati, Ohio; Andy Turner (Michelle), of Greendale, Indiana; by a daughter, Tiffany Maynard (Brandon) of Villa Hills, Kentucky; by grandchildren: Logan, Caden, Mia and Aryssa; by three brothers: Jerry Turner (Sandy), of Sellersburg, Indiana; Jeff Turner (Tammy), of New Salisburg, Indiana, and Steve Turner (Julie), of Georgetown, Indiana.

  He was preceded in death by his father Jack Turner; and his father-in-law Don Neiheisel.

  Visitation was held on Thursday, April 26th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. A Mass of Christian burial was held on Friday, April 27th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora, Indiana. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or charity of donor’s choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.

 

 

Michael Rumsey

  Michael Louis Rumsey, 64, of Rising Sun, passed away at 4:50 a.m. on Monday, April 30th, 2018.

  Michael was born in Batesville, Indiana on June 17th, 1953, the son of the late Wanda (Smith) and Louis Rumsey. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1971, and earned his masters degree from Ball State University.

  Michael worked as a teacher at the high school and middle school in Freemont, Indiana. He also taught at Switzerland County and in Greensburg.

  Michael was a member of the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge and Shriners International. He was also a proud member of the NRA. Michael attended the Rising Sun United Methodist Church. Michael enjoyed watching IU sports, NASCAR, and listening to music. He also liked to fish, hunt, and collect guns.

  Michael is survived by a sister, Cheryl Grosser, of Rising Sun; by his sister-in-law, Tina Rumsey, of Rising Sun; by his nephew, Jeffery Rumsey (Christina); by his nieces: Kim Penrod, Kristin Miller (David) and Allison Summerford (Robert); by great nephews, Barrett Rumsey and John Summerford; and by his great niece, Greta Rumsey.

  He was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Wanda Rumsey; by his brother John Rumsey; and by his brother-in-law David Grosser.

  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Friday, May 4th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun with Reverend Laura McDonald officiating. Friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 3rd, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to Rising Sun United Methodist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.