Obituaries 6-11-15


Mike McCarty

Michael Wayne “Mike” McCarty, 54, of Vevay passed away at 10:15 p.m., Monday, June 8th, 2015, at his residence.

He was born September 1st, 1960, in Madison, the loving son of the late Junior Elisha and Louella LaVerne (Peters) McCarty. He was raised in Vevay, and was a 1979 graduate of the Switzerland County High School.

Mike was united in marriage on April 4th, 1987, at the Brushy Fork Baptist Church, by Reverend Rick Hardin, to Connie Rae Scott. Unto this union a daughter, Megan, arrived to bless their home. Mike and Connie shared 28 loving years of marriage together until his death.

In his early years of life in high school, Mike was employed by Tolbert’s Petroleum, for several years. Mike was a self-employed contractor, for 20 years. He also was employed by the North American Stainless Steel Company in Ghent, Kentucky, for 3 1/2 years until he was hurt on the job. Mike was a member of the Gideons International Switzerland County Camp and the Switzerland Baptist Church. He was a former member of the Vevay-Switzerland County Lions Club. Mike was a devoted husband, loving father, brother, uncle, nephew and dear friend and will be missed by his community.

He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Connie Rae (Scott) McCarty of Vevay; his daughter, Megan Winter and her husband Otis of Independence, Kentucky; his three sisters: Pamela Johnson and her husband Kenny of Vevay, Christy Watterson and her husband Donnie of Hanover, and Cathy Wells of Austin; his nieces and nephews, Bethany Kleopfer of Hanover, Blake Kleopfer of Hanover, Jessica, Joseph and Jean Ann Wells of Austin, Tracy Mess and her husband Kevin of Aurora, Michelle Maddox and her husband Chris of Aurora, Brandon Johns of Frankfort, Kentucky, Rebecca Adams and her husband Dougie of Moorefield; three great-nieces and three great-nephews; his aunts and uncles, Karen Miller and her husband Norman of Vevay, Ingrid Peters of Vevay, Charlie Peters and his wife Vicki of Vevay, Rita Wise and her husband Marvin of Madison, Luke McCarty and his companion Katherine of Milton, Kentucky, Jerry McCarty and his companion Dottie of China, Indiana, Roland McCarty of Madison, Loretha Baker of New Philadelphia, Ohio, Verna Walters of Elkton, Maryland, Athalene Stewart of Madison; two sisters-in-law, Marsha Brett and her husband Gary of Rising Sun and Christy McMahan and her husband Donnie of Madison; his brother-in-law Mark Scott and his wife Michelle of Newark, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Junior Elisha McCarty, on August 22nd, 2011 and Louella LaVerne (Peters) McCarty, on November 8th, 2014; his two aunts, Wanda Banks and Mozella McCarty; his six uncles, Thurman McCarty, Kenneth McCarty, Delmer McCarty, Glen McCarty, Abner G. McCarty and Harold Peters; his cousin, Tycia Lynn (Peters) Sigmon-Martin.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Reverend Ron Lee officiating. Interment will be in Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 12th, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael Wayne “Mike” McCarty Memorial Fund for the Education Fund For His Grandchild in care of Connie McCarty.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Darrell Byrd

Rexford “Darrell” Byrd, 61, of Pleasant, passed away at 7:11 p.m. Thursday, June 4th, 2015, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

He was born October 18th, 1953, in London, Kentucky, the son of the late Homer Ernest and Dorothy Jane (Creech) Byrd. He was raised in London until the age of 10. In 1963, the family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he attended the St. Bernard High School.

Darrell was united in marriage on March 25th, 1972, in Newport, Kentucky, to Deborah Lee Meyer. Unto this union three daughters, Angela, Andrea and Alicia, arrived to bless their home. Darrell and Deborah shared 43 years of marriage together until his death.

He was a former truck delivery driver for 20 years. Darrell was employed for Multi Server, a sub contractor for Gallatin Steel in Ghent, Kentucky, for three years. He was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church in Fairview. Darrell will be remembered for his love of fishing, gardening, cooking and keeping a meticulous lawn. Darrell was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 43 years, Deborah Lee (Meyer) Byrd of Pleasant; his three daughters, Angela Byrd of Pleasant, Andrea Miller of Vine Grove, Kentucky, and Alicia Watkins of Pleasant; his five grandchildren, Braydon Watkins, Rylee Watkins, Ronni Watkins, Payton Miller and Kirstyn Miller; his five brothers, Brother Hobert Byrd and wife Mary of Fairview, Jerry Byrd and wife Debra of Cincinnati, Ohio, Gary Byrd and wife Marilyn of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dennis Byrd and wife Therese of Cincinnati, and James Byrd of Alexandria, Kentucky; his four sisters, Brenda Byrd and husband Danny of Cincinnati, Maureen Kuntz and husband Dan of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Sandra Ward and husband Dennis of Cincinnati, and Rosemary Trippel of Myrtle Creek, Oregon; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Homer Lee Byrd, David Howard Byrd and Douglas Lee Byrd.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 8th, at Fairview Baptist Church in Fairview, with Brother Hobert Byrd officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant Cemetery in Pleasant.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Kidney Foundation. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Faye Rodgers

Dewey Faye Taylor Rodgers, 73, of Madison, passed away at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky

She was born May 15th, 1942, in Taylorsville, Kentucky, the daughter of the late, Dewey Lee and Georgia Anna Mae Easler Rodgers. She resided in Kentucky until the age of eight when the family moved to Nabb and then to Moorefield.

On February 6th, 1960, she was united in marriage to David D. Rodgers at the Olean Lutheran Church. This happy union of 55 years was blessed with one daughter, Shonna, and two sons, Bo and Daniel.

She had worked most of her life as a seamstress. She had worked for Conn Organ, Meyers MFG, and Ella’s Alterations. Faye was a devoted wife, loving mom and grandma. She was a faithful member of the Brooksburg Baptist Church and the Women’s Missionary Circle. She loved sewing, collecting dolls and watching T.V.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, David D. Rodgers of Madison; her daughter, Shonna Heath and her husband, Aaron of Vevay; her sons, Bo Rodgers and his wife, Belinda of Vevay and Daniel Rodgers and his wife, Sara of Vevay; her grandchildren, Joseph, Holly, Andrew, Rachel and Zackery; her great-grandchildren, Harley, Emmett and Ellsie; her step-grandchildren, Stacia, Bryanna and Gregory; her step-great-grandchildren, Shaelyn and Shelby; her brother, Melwood Taylor of Lexington, Indiana; her sisters, Joyce Lahood of Cocoa, Florida and Jean Reynolds and her husband, Danny of Columbus; her sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Ruth Powell, Teddy and Mary Ann Rodgers, and Linda Cunningham; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Taylor, Frances Taylor, Louise North and Marcine Gibbons; and her brothers, Wesley, William, Wilbert and Johnny Taylor.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 6th, at the Riverview Baptist Church, near Vevay, with Pastor Joe Lamson officiating. Interment was in Brooksburg Cemetery in Brooksburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverview Baptist Church or the Brooksburg 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