Obituaries 9-15-16


Alan Stevens

Alan “Al” Stevens, 74, of Vevay, passed away at 3:35 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

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

Patsy Coy

Patsy Ruth Coy, 81, of Rising Sun, passed away at 9:35 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016, at her residence.

Patsy was born in Hardentown, Indiana, on June 24th, 1935, the daughter of the late Leora (Barrows) and James William McCracken. She grew up in the Manchester community. Pat worked as a packer at Anchor Glass in Lawrenceburg, retiring in 1997 after more than 25 years of service and was a member of the Anchor Retirees Club.

Patsy’s life revolved around her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be deeply missed.

Patsy is survived by two sons: Leroy Alan “Pete” Thies of Rising Sun and Michael Lewis McFadden, Sr., of Nabb, Indiana; by grandchildren: Mary Elizabeth Seiler, Michael Lewis “Mikie” McFadden, Jr., and Robert Christopher McFadden; by great-grandchildren: Christopher Theege and Lily McFadden; and by a brother: Carlos Herman McCracken, of Lawrenceburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents; by her brothers: Johnny Barrows, James William McCracken II and Robert McCracken; and by sisters Dorothy “Tootie” Boston, Joyce Ann Estes and Carol Sue Hite.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 10th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Reverend Dwayne Barrows officiating. Friends were invited to call Saturday prior to the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Dearborn County Hospice. Cards are available at funeral home.

Grace Browning

Grace Browning, 89, of Rising Sun, passed away at 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, September 11th, 2016 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

Grace was born in Harrison, Ohio on March 25th, 1927, the daughter of the late Frona (Saint John) and John Griffin. She attended school in Laurel, Indiana.

On January 25th, 1947, she married Robert H. Browning at the Baptist Church in Madison. Grace and Bob were married over 69 love filled years until her passing.

She was a homemaker and also baby-sat for several friends and family over the years. She was a member of Bethel Unity Baptist Church in Rising Sun.

Grace is survived by her husband Robert H. Browning of Rising Sun; by a son: Wayne Browning, of Rising Sun; by two grandsons: Brian Browning (Kristy) of East Enterprise, and Chad Browning (Nicole) of Lexington, Indiana; and by great grandchildren: Ciera, Cassandra, Brandon and Karissa.

She is also survived by a brother, Dean Griffin (Carolyn) of Pleasant; by sisters-in-law Bea Williams of Rising Sun and Minnie Stevens of Marion, Indiana; by a brother-in-law Carl Eversman of Dillsboro, Indiana; and by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; by brothers: Tom, Abe and Jim Griffin; and by a sister, Lavina “Viney” Eversman.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 15th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Reverend James Jackson officiating.

Friends were invited to call on Wednesday, September 14th at the funeral home. Burial will be at Vevay Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to H.O.P.P.S. (Helping Oncology Pediatric Patients Smile); or to Ohio County Rescue. Cards are available at funeral home.

Troy Blevins, Jr.

Troy Dale Blevins, Jr., 25, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana passed away on Sunday, September 4th, 2016.

He was born on April 21st, 1991 in Lawrenceburg, the son of Troy Blevins, Sr., and Katherine Dove Blevins. Troy worked as a Professional Roofer and was also a professional MMA Fighter. He enjoyed fishing, football, baseball and Taco Bell. Troy collected baseball cards, but MMA fighting was the joy of his life. His amateur record was 67-2 and professional record was 2-0.

Family time was most special to him and he had the most beautiful smile

Surviving are parents, Troy and Katherine Blevins, Sr. of Lawrenceburg; fiancée, Kassandra Noel of Harrison, Ohio; his children: Julliette Curtis, twins Jaedyn and Jazmyn Blevins, and Triniti Blevins all of Vevay; and Troy Dale Blevins, III of Harrison, Ohio. He is also survived by his grandmothers: Patricia Joyce of Cleves, Ohio and Evelyn Morgan of Lawrenceburg; and siblings, Tyler and Tori Blevins of Lawrenceburg.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, September 13th, at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana. Services were then held, with Pastor Alex D’Amico officiating.

Interment followed in the River View Cemetery,  Aurora.

Contributions may be made to defray funeral expenses. If unable to attend services, please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and funeral home officials will notify the family of your donation with a card.

Jerry Harlow

Gerald “Jerry” James Harlow, age 82, of Madison, passed away on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

Jerry entered this life on January 17th, 1934 in Pleasant. He was the loving son of the late James Otis and Lenna Mae (Stewart) Harlow.

He was born and raised in Switzerland County, and was a 1952 graduate of Vevay High School. After graduation, Jerry started working at the Madison State Hospital and in 1960 was named Employee of the Year.

Jerry graduated from Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in Louisville, Kentucky in 1965 and was employed with Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, as a licensed funeral director for many years. Also, he was the Switzerland County Coroner or Deputy Coroner for 14 years. Jerry was an EMT and helped with the ambulance service through the funeral home for several years. Jerry retired in 1991 due to health problems. After retiring, he worked with Humphrey-Taylor Funeral Home in Rising Sun, for several years.

Jerry was united in marriage to Ruth (Pearson) Harlow on November 21st, 1959 in Lawrenceburg. This happy union of 56 years was blessed with two daughters: Rita and Cheryl.

Since 1991, he lived in Madison and was a faithful member of North Madison Baptist Church. Jerry served on several committees and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Jerry took great pride in his yard, house, garage, and building. Everything was meticulous and always in its place. He enjoyed being outside doing yard work, gardening, or just tinkering.

He always really enjoyed helping Ruth make apple sauce, canning fruit and vegetables, and making Christmas candy. He enjoyed socializing at McDonalds and Mike’s Grill regularly. Jerry liked watching television, especially sports. He cheered on the Cincinnati Reds, University of Louisville Basketball, and the Indianapolis Colts.

His family was everything to him and he loved his family above all else. Jerry was the happiest when he and his family were together. Many happy times and great memories were made on Grant’s Creek and Laughery Creek with Edie and family. He also enjoyed making trips to Illinois to visit Ruth’s family. Jerry also greatly enjoyed his visits from his Grand Dog, ‘Murphy’.

Jerry was a devoted husband, father, father-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, and friend.

He will be missed by his wife of 56 years, Ruth of Madison; his daughter, Rita Addleman and her husband Dwight of Madison; his sisters: Edith Dugle of Rising Sun, and Gladys Hunt and her husband, Burnie of Florence; by his sisters-in-law: Betty Follis of Farmer City, Illinois and Rose Marie Pearson of Scherrerville, Indiana; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1972; his mother in 1963; by his daughter, Cheryl Harlow, who passed away on October 4th, 2014; by his brothers: Charles Harlow in 1919 and Marion “Bud” Harlow in 2011; and by his sisters: Norma Harlow in 1931 and Thelma Thurnall in 2006.

He was also preceded in death by his five brothers-in-law: Howard Dugle, Harold Thurnall, Edward Follis, Robert Pearson, and Benjamin Pearson; one sister-in-law, Susan Pearson; two nephews: Ernie Hunt and John Dugle; and Ruth’s parents: Mable and Viola Pearson, and Elvin Pearson.

Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Skip Napier on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at the Lytle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, 117 Holt Drive, Madison, Indiana. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

Friends and family were invited to call on Tuesday, September 13th, at the funeral home.

The family requests no flowers, but memorial contributions be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter or the North Madison Baptist Church. Contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Joanne Hamilton

Joanne Hamilton, 79, of Rising Sun, formerly of Richmond, Indiana, passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, September 12th, 2016 at The Waters of Rising Sun.

Joanne was born in Richmond on February 19th, 1937, the daughter of the late Laurella (Fowler) and William K. Stultz. She was raised in the Richmond area and was a graduate of Richmond High School.

Joanne did secretarial work for the City of Richmond Street Department and also for NATCO Tool & Die and Jenkins Real Estate.

In November of 1955 she married Neil A. Hamilton. Joanne and Neil shared 44 years of marriage together until his passing in 1999.

Joanne was very civic minded and involved in the Richmond Community and for the last 20 years in the Rising Sun Community. She was a member of the Kiwanis Club and Latis Shrine Guild. She was president of Theta Lambda, Utilities Service Board and Ohio County Community Foundation (charter member). She was a member of the Scholarship, Grants, Economic Development, Historic Downtown and Redevelopment Committees.

Joanne was a founding member of the Caring & Sharing Society. She also ran for Rising Sun Mayor and City Council. Joanne was also chosen for Citizen of the Year and was Navy Bean Festival Grand Marshal. Joanne truly left a positive impact on the world and lived life to the fullest.

Joanne is survived by brother and sister-in-law: Duane and Sharon Hamilton of Royal Center, Indiana; and sister-in-law Mary Lou Hamilton of Centerville, Indiana. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband Neil and by her beloved son William J. “Bill” Hamilton in 1971.

A service celebrating her life will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 17th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Reverend Dan Hamilton officiating. Friends are invited to call on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Centerville, Indiana.

Memorial donations may be made to the Joanne Hamilton and son Bill Scholarship Fund (checks payable to OCCF); Shriners Hospital; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Cards are available at funeral home.