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Carl Eversman

  Carl Edward Eversman passed away on Tuesday February 11th, 2020 at the age of 90. 

  Carl was born on January 1st, 1930 in Dearborn County, Indiana. He was the son of Paul Reinhold Eversman (Neigenfind) and Neatha Woodena (Sharp).

  He married the love of his life Betty Jean (Colen) on November 18th, 1949 and the couple was married 46 years. They had three boys: Kenneth Eversman and wife Cheryl, Gary Eversman and wife Naomi, and Allen Eversman. Carl also was blessed with grandchildren: Brandi and Jesse Hendricks, Sarah and Nathan Turner, Jacob and Jennifer Eversman, Andrew and (Tracyi) Eversman and Kelly Eversman; and great grandchildren: Gavin and Neema Hendricks, Ava and Colton Turner, Ethan and Cammie Eversman.

  He married Lavina Griffin Childress on May 4th, 1996, and the couple was married for 14 years.

  Carl loved his farm, raising and milking cows, growing a garden to provide food for his family and his animals. He loved to feed the birds, sitting on the porch and watching their beauty.

  He worked for Ohio County Highway and drove a dump truck 30 years, and then returning to his farm and milking cows.

  He was preceded in death by his brother: Robert Eversman, Betty Eversman, and Lavina Eversman; and by his son, Kenneth Eversman.

  Visitation was held on Thursday February 13th, at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services honoring and celebrating his life followed the time of visitation, with Reverend Tom Holt officiating. Burial was at River View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in his honor may be made to Hope Baptist Church or to the family to assist with final expenses. Donations may be made through Markland Funeral Home, 372 North High Street, Rising Sun, Indiana, 47040. 

Nedra Hoskins

  Nedra Joy Turner Hoskins, age 76, of Madison, died on Friday, February 14th, 2020, at 12:57 p.m. at her residence.

  Nedra entered this life on July 23rd, 1943 in Anderson, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late Joseph William and Goldie Udela Matthews Turner. She graduated in 1961 from Lapel High School and later attended Ivy Tech.

  On January 22nd, 1966 she was united in marriage to Owen Lee Hoskins in Pendleton, Indiana. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was serving as a captain and helicopter pilot in the United States Army during the Vietnam. They would be blessed to raise four sons: Steve, Chris, Donald, and Andrew.

  With Owen serving in the Army and Civil Service they would reside in many different places throughout their marriage. Nedra and Owen resided in Albuquerque, New Mexico and he worked as a Special U.S. Marshall until 2000 and they retired to Bonita Springs, Florida. Nedra served as a mobile home park manager while living there. She was a devoted wife, mother, and most enjoyed being a grandmother.

  Nedra and Owen moved home to Madison in 2005. She loved gardening, raising beautiful roses, boating, and being with the grandchildren. She had held memberships in the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765, Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion and the Madison VFW Post No. 1969 Auxiliaries. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and enjoyed her community group at North Madison Christian Church on Thursday mornings.

  Nedra will be missed by her loving sons: Pastor Andrew J. Hoskins and his wife Carrie of Madison, Donald R. Hoskins and his wife Kirsty of Denver, Colorado, and Chris L. Hoskins and his wife Petra of Germany; by her step son, Steve L. Hoskins and his wife Sherry of Pendleton, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Shay Rothstein (Mac), Shawn Hoskins Frank (Eddie), Steven Hoskins, Tom Hoskins, Wyatt Hoskins, Chase Hoskins, and Megan Hoskins; by her great grandchildren: Owen Max Hoskins and Lucy Rothstein; by her sisters in law: Ruth Ann Hoskins Briley Collins and her husband Mel of Atlanta, Georgia, and Polly Wehner and her husband Harlen of Madison; by her very close friend, Gene White of Madison; and by several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph William Turner; by her mother, Goldie Udela Matthews Turner; by her husband of 50 years, Owen Lee Hoskins, who died on May 6th, 2016; and by her brothers: Joe Turner and Jim Turner.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, February 23rd, at 5 p.m., by Pastor Mike Sawalich at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will be at a later date in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road in Madison, Indiana. Friends may visit on Sunday, February 23rd from 4 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Macedonia Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre’s of Madison and Hanover. 

Larry Combs

  Larry Combs, 67, of Patriot, passed away on Sunday, February 16th, 2020 while in the company of family members, at his residence.

  Larry was born in Middletown, Ohio on January 1st, 1953, the son of the late Ethel (Morris) and Jonathon Combs. Larry spent his youth in the Middletown community.

  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War.

  He was the husband of Judith A. (Weber) Combs, they were married on June 30th, 1982. Larry and Judy were married over 37 years until his passing.

  Larry worked as a truck driver at Colen’s Trucking in Middletown, Ohio, retiring in 2015. Larry loved to fish. He also liked to tinker and fix automobiles and lawnmowers. Larry enjoyed going to Rising Star and Belterra as well.

  In addition to his loving wife Judy, Larry is survived by his four daughters: Tina Bentley (Shawn); Kimberly Combs, Judy Gail Gray and Connie  Perkins (Tim Cannon); by his three sons: LeeRoy Combs, Jeremy Hankinson and Travis Hankinson; by his 17 grandchildren and his 12 great grandchildren; by his two sisters: Janet Burten and Geraldine Smith; and by his two brothers: Eugene Combs and Doug Combs.

  Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Jonathan and Ethel Combs; by his son, Larry Combs, Jr.; by his brothers: Jimmy and LeeRoy Combs; and by his sisters, Robin and Wilma Combs.

  Visitation was held on Tuesday, February 18th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Military Color Guard Services by the Rising Sun American then followed.

  Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Darrell Brown

  Darrell Wayne Brown, age 78, of Dillsboro, Indiana, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away at 11:10 a.m. on Tuesday February 11th, 2020, at the Waters of Batesville in Batesville, Indiana.

  He entered this life on December 6th, 1941 in Switzerland County. He was the loving son of the late Clarence Brown, Sr. and Bernice (McKenzie) Brown. He was raised in Switzerland County, and attended Vevay High School.

  Darrell was inducted into the United States Army on March 5th, 1959 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He served in the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged with the rank of Private First Class on April 18th, 1962 in Fort Knox, Kentucky.

  In 1967, Darrell was employed for Schenley Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. He worked there until 1988, retiring after 21 years of service.

  Darrell was united in marriage in 1969 in Vevay to Carolyn for 18 years.

  He was formerly employed for Duro Bag Manufacturing Company in Richwood, Kentucky for five years and in Covington, Kentucky for almost two years. Darrell was also formerly employed for the Switzerland County Courthouse for four years and for Reliance Electric Company in Madison for six years.

  He was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396. Darrell’s greatest joy was painting and shooting pool.

  Darrell is survived by his son, Darren Wayne Brown of Dillsboro, Indiana; by his sisters: Janice Ramsey of Vevay, Betty Callahan of Meansville, Georgia, and Lolita Bolden and her husband Skip of Tallahassee, Florida; by his  brother, Keith Brown and his wife Bonnie of Seattle, Washington; and by his several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents: Clarence Brown, Sr. and Bernice (McKenzie) Brown; by his sisters: Virginia Burton, Mary Magness and Sandra Faye Lanham; and by his brothers: Charles Everett, Robert L. “Bobby”, Clarence, Jr., Kenneth and Glenver “Jack” Brown.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Friday, February 14th, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, February 14th, following the time of visitation, with Reverend Mike Jones officiating at the funera home. Full military rites were conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the funeral home.

  Interment will follow at a later date in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay American Legion Post #185 Relief Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.