Obituaries 7-4-13


Iretta Wainscott

Iretta Wainscott, 81, of Vevay, passed away at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, June 29th, 2013, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born January 1st, 1942, in Owen County, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late Noah and Willena (Bennett) Wainscott. She was raised in Owen County, Kentucky, where she was a 1950 graduate and a championship basketball player at New Liberty High School in 1951. She moved to Vevay where she resided the past 62 years of her life. In 1997, she retired from the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay where she was a former stamper in the Cutting Department after 46 years of service. She was a former employee at Western Paper Goods Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a member of the Switzerland County Community Church in Vevay. She will be remembered for her love of bowling, swimming and going to the beach. Most of all she enjoyed babysitting and taking care of kids. She was a loving sister, aunt and friend.

Survivors include her two sisters, Alma Rayburn of Vevay and Sandy Tingle of Madison; her two brothers, Brad Wainscott of Cumming, Georgia and Jeff Wainscott of Indianapolis; her two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Wainscott of Pleasant and Sandy Wainscott of Williamsburg, Ohio; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her three brothers, Jerry Wainscott, Wallace Wainscott and Lenvill J. Wainscott; and her sister-in-law, Doris Wainscott.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Charles Dayadharum Tuesday, July 2nd, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Aaron Clayton Hughes Children’s Trust Fund in care of MainSource Bank. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Shane Sample

Shane Sample, age 43, of Warsaw, Kentucky, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away Saturday, June 22nd, at his home.

Born in Indiana, he is the son of Brenda Davis, surviving, and the late Jerry Sample.

Survivors also include his son, Aaron Cayton of Warsaw; his daughter, Shaina Sample of Warsaw; his three brothers, Jerry Sample Jr., and Shawn Sample, both of Indiana, and Brendan Sample; and one grandson, Dominic Cayton.

A memorial service was held Friday, June 28th, at the St. Joseph Church in Warsaw with Father Jerry Witzemann officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Jude’s Children’s Fund. Arrangements were handled by Garnett-New-McDonald Funeral Home of Warsaw.

Nedra King

Nedra Mae Hall King, 94, of Madison, passed away at 1:55 a.m. Friday, June 28th, 2013, at Allegiance Health in Jackson, Michigan.

She was born March 3rd, 1919, in Canaan, the loving daughter of the late Vernie Ellsworth and Nellie Mae Land Hall. She began caring for her mother when she was 16 years old due to her mother’s health until her mother died in 1939.

She was united in marriage on October 27th, 1940, in Jefferson County to Paul Emmett King. This happy union was blessed with a son and two daughters.

She worked as a waitress in her early years and later worked in ammunitions at the Jefferson Proving Grounds in Madison. She retired from Conn Organ Company in Madison. She was a faithful member of the Trinity United Methodist church in downtown Madison and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed quilting, was an avid reader and always had a book in her hands. She loved playing card with family and friends.

Survivors include her son, Paul Gregory King and wife Valerie of Grass Lakes, Michigan; her two daughters, Mary Jane Burleson and husband Jeffery of Madison and Carla Diane Helton of Marysville, Indiana; her grandchildren, Sally (Eric) Daniel, Vanessa, Zachary, Dawn (Jasen), Scarlet (Gabe), and John Patrick; her great-grandchildren, Kegan, Justus, Jude and Desiree; her sister-in-law, Pauline Hall of Lamb; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceding her in death were her mother, Nellie Mae Land Hall on October 31st, 1939; her father, Vernie Ellsworth Hall on July 12th, 1964; her husband, Paul Emmett King on November 17th, 1998; her son-in-law, Andy Helton; her infant siblings, Geneva, Bernard and Babe Hall; her sisters, Flo Thayer, Louise Hall and Pauline Ramey; and her brothers, Neville Hall, Wilbur Hall and Homer Hall.

Funeral service will be conducted by Reverend Dennis Ingle Saturday, July 6th, at 1 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Madison. Interment will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, July 5th, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison and Saturday, July 6th, from noon until service time at the church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Billy Dan Martin

Billy Dan Martin, 57, of Manville, Indiana, passed away at 11:38 a.m. Tuesday, June 25th, 2013, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born February 25th, 1956, in Madison, the loving son of the late Charles William and Laverne Noble Martin. He lived all of his life in the Manville community. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for 33 years.

He was united in marriage to Ruth Gammons and this union was blessed with a son and two daughters.

He was united in marriage to Donna Clubb and this union was blessed with a son.

He attended the Manville Christian Church in his early life and was a member of Local 181 in Henderson, Kentucky. He enjoyed riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, gardening, fishing, hunting, arrow head hunting and was a devoted dad.

Survivors include his three sons, Charles Ross Martin of Manville, Thomas Kennettt and wife Sheila of Bedford, Kentucky, and William Gayle Martin of Madison; his two daughters, Ella Jean Martin and Della Louise Martin, both of Manville; his grandchildren, Drake and Jolene Kennett; his sister, Rita Louise Hayden and husband Garry of Dayton, Ohio; his brother, James Ross Martin and wife Cindy of Madison; his sister-in-law, Jean Martin of Madison; his aunt, Ruth Hussong of Kettering, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, Charles Robert “Bob” Martin on September 17th, 2006.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 29th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in Manville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ameriican Cancer Society or Manville Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at