Obituaries 8-9-12


Melvin Flood

Melvin G. Flood, 74, of Vevay, passed away at 10:41 p.m. Saturday, August 4th, 2012, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

He was born November 10th, 1937, in Port Royal, Kentucky, the son of Sterling and Alleene (Burnett) Flood. He was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1955 graduate of Vevay High School.

He was united in marriage on October 6th, 1956, in Madison, to Linda L. Bennett. Unto this union two sons arrived to bless their home. They enjoyed 55 years of marriage together until her death on October 12th, 2011.

He resided all of his life in Switzerland County. He was formerly employed as a foreman for the Switzerland County Highway Department until he became disabled from an accident at work. He will be remembered for his love of farming, gardening and woodworking. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.

Survivors include his sons, Danny Flood of Vevay and Mark Flood and wife Angela of Clarksburg, West Virginia; his grandchildren, Christopher Flood, Stephanie Flood-Buchanan and Amanda Flood; his mother-in-law, Vandora Bennett of Clarksburg; his sisters, Joy Beach and companion Tony Gridley of Vevay and Donna Hughes and husband Wayne of Rising Sun; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his father, Sterling Flood on June 20th, 1997; his mother, Alleene (Burnett) Flood on April 16th, 1993; and his brother, Robert Earl “Bob” Flood on April 8th, 1996.

Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Bobby Brundige, Jr., at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, August 9th) at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, American Heart Association or the Markland Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Paul Nixon

Paul Allen Nixon, 87, of Rising Sun, passed away at 8:12 p.m. Wednesday, August 1st, 2012, at his residence.

He was born in Boone County, Kentucky, on January 19th, 1925, the son of the late Eva (Bruce) Craft and Charles Jacob Nixon. He worked as a road equipment operator at Ohio County Highway Department for 32 years and was also a farmer.

On May 5th, 1945, he married Mary McGuire, who died on August 17th 1999. They were married for 54 years.

He loved farming and enjoyed fishing and doing carpentry work. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his five daughters, Barbara Christerson of Rising Sun, Judy Neff (David) of Aurora, Betty Cosby (Jeff) of Rising Sun, Cheryl “Shorty” Walton (Richard) of North Bend, Ohio, and Janet Donnellon (Jim) of Harrison, Ohio; his son, David “Bud” Nixon of Rising Sun; 12 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; six sisters, Dorothy Hueping of Indianapolis, Ruth Moore of Union, Kentucky, Donna McWethy of Petersburg, Kentucky, Norma “Socky” Robinson of Rising Sun, Peggy Zimmer of Springfield, Missouri, and Alyce Laker of Aurora; three brothers, Robert “Pete” Nixon of Harrison, Ohio, Gary “Wayne” Nixon of Winchester, Kentucky and David Nixon of Berea, Kentucky.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, Charles Nixon; his sister, Jane Whitham; and his son-in-law, Larry Christerson.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 6th, at Markland Funeral Hone in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Ohio County Rescue, Rising Sun Fire Department or Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Conrad Green

G. Conrad Green, 54, of Winterville, Georgia, formerly of Cross Plains, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12th, 2012, in Smyrna, Georgia.

He was born October 9th, 1957, in Milan, the son of John E. and Dorothy L. Stevenson Green. He resided his early life in Ripley County and was a 1976 graduate of South Ripley High School in Versailles. He attended Ball State University and the University of Georgia where he studied art and became a skilled potter. He enjoyed renovating his home in Winterville and building projects with his young son, George. He loved his family and was always willing to help his friends and neighbors. He was a member of the Cross Plains Baptist Church and the DeMolay. He loved playing baseball and watching baseball. He currently was employed with Robert Bosch Tool Corporation and worked in the American Merchandising Specialists Division. He used his craftsman skills in managing the sales territory for them. He passed away suddenly while traveling on a sales call.

Survivors include his wife of nine years, Yenny M. Vara Green of Winterville, Georgia; his sons, George S. Green of Winterville, Hyatt C. Green and wife Olivia of Cincinnati, Ohio; his mother, Dorothy L. Stevenson Green of Canaan; his sisters, Terri K. Exmeyer and husband Clark of Evansville, Lorri D. Bartle and husband Don of Jacksonville, Florida; his brother, Robert J. Green and wife Dena of Dover, Kentucky; many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, John E. Green in 1987; and his grandparents, Dale and Grace Stephenson and George and Mabel Hyatt.

Graveside services were held Monday, July 16th, with interment in Athens Memory Gardens in Athens, Georgia. Memorial contributions may be made to the George S. Green Education Fund. Calling was held Monday, July 16th, at the Lord & Stephens Funeral Home in Athens. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison was in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

William E. Lloyd

William E. Lloyd, 80, of Greenwood, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away on August 5th, 2012.

He was born on March 19th, 1932 in Albany, Indiana to Edgar E. and Dorothy O. Jones Lloyd. He served in the U.S. Marines. He was a civil construction project manager for 38 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of Our Lady of Greenwood Catholic Church, American Legion, the Experimental Aircraft Association and Kiwanis Club.

William Lloyd is survived by his wife Gloria Ann Ragsdale Lloyd, children: Stephanie M. (John) Albertson; Vedette V. (Bob) Rutan; Daphne Y. Scott; Lisette M. (Brian) McConnell; Mark D. (Marcia); Steven M.; Brian P. (Kimlarie); Anthony S. (Lisa) Lloyd; Joel A.; and Jeremy A. (Sarah) Hedge.

Also surviving are 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his son Jason A. Hedge; brother, Jack P. Lloyd; and sister-in-law, Lu Ann Lloyd.

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday August 11th at 10 am at Our Lady of Greenwood with the family receiving friends from 9-10 a.m. Entombment will be at Washington Park East Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in William’s name may be made to American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. Services entrusted to Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary. Condolences may be offered at