Obituaries for the week of 10/19/06

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Ardella Workman

Ardella (Whitham) Workman, 89, of Rising Sun, passed away Monday, October 16th, at her home.
She was born March 12th, 1917, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Charles and Ethel (Armstrong) Whitham. She was a retired cutter for U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay after 26 years of service. She was a member of Rising Sun Church of Christ, Eastern Star, and Windstormers Home Economics Club. She previously bowled on a team in Vevay and also played cards with many friends.
On August 14th, 1937, she married Louis Cecil Workman, who died August 19th, 1991.
Survivors include her daughter, Bonnie Murray and husband Vernon “Sox” of Rising Sun; her brother, Dalbert Whitham and wife Irma of Vevay; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and eight step-great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; her daughters, Ima Jean Cavanaugh and Ethel Mae Turner; her brother, Herbert Whitham; and her sister, Esther McCreary
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) by Brother Don Thomason at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial will be in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Rising Sun Church of Christ or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Charlie Lohide

Charles Earl “Charlie” Lohide, 76, of near Aberdeen, passed away Friday, October 13th, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
He was born September 24th, 1930, on the family farm in Switzerland County, the son of Lawrence K. and Minnie P. (Sanders) Lohide, who both preceded him in death. He was raised near Aberdeen on the family farm and graduated from Vevay High School in 1949. He was inducted into the U.S. Marine Corps on November 27th, 1951, rising to the rank of corporal. He served his country during the Korean War and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. He was honorably discharged November 6th, 1953, at Camp Pendleton, California.
He was united in marriage on July 23rd, 1955, at the Florence Christian Church, to Ruth Martin. Unto this union a son and a daughter arrived to bless their home.
He was a molding press operator for Western Electric (AT&T) in Indianapolis from 1955-1985, retiring after 30 years of service. He was a farmer at heart. He would travel from Indianapolis on weekends and continue to farm the family farm. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, camping and Purdue University.
He was a member of Cumberland Lodge #726 F & AM, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, and Cumberland Order of Eastern Star #515. He was the DeMolay Chapter Dad for the Cumberland Lodge #726 F & AM. He received the DeMolay Cross of Honor in 1978. He attended New Liberty Baptist Church near East Enterprise.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth (Martin) Lohide of near Aberdeen; his son, Steve Lohide and wife Norma of Mesa, Arizona; his daughter, Kim Bennis and husband Robert of Emden, Illinois; his grandchildren, Zachary, Keegan, Gabriella “Ellie” and McKenna; his brother, Edward G. Lohide and wife Carolyn of Aberdeen; his sisters-in-law, Wilma Lohide of Aberdeen, Ginny Leap and husband Donnie of Vevay, and Betty Mishler of near East Enterprise; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Louise Gayle on March 23rd, 2003; his brother, Karl F. Lohide on October 24th, 2004; his mother-in-law, Margaret Martin on November 24th, 1995; and his brother-in-law, John E. Mishler on October 30th, 1996.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 17th, by Brother William Keith at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Littlefield Cemetery near Aberdeen with military rites conducted at the graveside by the honor guard of Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Cumberland Lodge #726 F & AM conducted services Monday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, Relay for Life or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Albert B. Knox

Albert B. Knox, 84, of near Moorefield, passed away Wednesday, October 11th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born October 1st, 1922, in Carrollton, Kentucky, the son of Melvin and Ollie (Sutheland) Knox, who both preceded him in death. He resided in Switzerland County most of his life. He was inducted in the U.S. Army December 7th, 1942, at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, rising to the rank of Private First Class of Battery B 780th Field Artillery Battalion. He served during World War II. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with one bronze star, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star and the Good Conduct Ribbon. He was honorably discharged February 22nd, 1946, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.
He was united in marriage August 2nd, 1947, in Vevay, to Norma Jean Burnett. Unto this union two sons arrived to bless their home.
He retired in 1986, after 23 years as a civilian gunner of Jefferson Proving Ground in Madison. He was a former employee of the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay from 1951-1966. He enjoyed farming and was a farmer at heart. He was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post 185, Switzerland Lodge #122 F & AM and Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis.
Survivors include his sons, Dennis Knox of Moorefield and Michael Knox and wife Margie of Indianapolis; his grandchildren, Lesley Knox, Kevan Knox, and Renee Knox; his great-grandson, Nicholas Denning; his brother, Charles Knox of Vevay; his sisters, Clara Shreves of California and Mary Alice Scudder of Vevay; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean (Burnett) Knox on August 18th, 1993; his brother, Willie D. Knox on January 26th, 1996; and his sister, A. Dorothy Hambrick on April 8th, 2006.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 14th, by Reverends Ronald Sandidge and Howard Wade at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery with military rites conducted at the graveside by the honor guard of Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Switzerland Lodge #122 F & AM conducted services Friday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Relief Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Eugene L. Carlton

Eugene L. Carlton, 64, of East Enterprise, passed away Wednesday, October 11th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born June 27th, 1942, in Madison, the son of Ray and Naomi (Morris) Carlton, who both preceded him in death. He resided in Switzerland County most of his life.
He was united in marriage April 13th, 1967, in Carrollton, Kentucky, to Anna M. Stout.
He was retired from the Labors Union Local 265 in Cincinnati after 37 years of service. He was a construction worker for Baker Construction in Cincinnati for 15 years. He enjoyed mowing grass, NASCAR racing and had been a fan of the late Dale Earnhardt. He attended the East Enterprise Wesleyan Church.
Survivors include his wife, Anna M. Stout Carlton of Vevay; his sons, Jeff Carlton of Columbus, Ohio and Kevin Newman of La Grange, Kentucky; his daughter, Cecilia Hamblen of Columbus, Ohio; his stepson, Cecil Guffey of West Palm Beach, Florida; his stepdaughter, Cecilia Price of Bocwick, Florida; four grandchildren; his step-granddaughter, Ashley; his nephew and niece who cared for him, Craig and Jenni Wooton of East Enterprise; his brother, Wayne Carlton of East Enterprise; his sisters, Betty West Smith of Vevay and Evangeline Hazelipe of Shepherdsville, Kentucky; several other nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Mary Carlton in 1958; his infant son, Michael A. Carlton in 1965; and his step-grandson, David Adams.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 16th, by Reverend Hobert Byrd at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Woodrow Adams, Sr.

Woodrow “Woody” Adams, Sr., of Speedway, passed away Saturday, September 30th.
He had worked 10 years for the John G. Keller Coal Company, then 10 years as manager of Washington Park North Cemetery, then retired from the post office after 19 years. During World War II, he served his country with the U.S. Navy for three years aboard the USS Colorado. He was a member of Speedway Church of the Nazarene, where he had served for over 20 years as Sunday School superintendent.
His wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Adams, survives. Other survivors include his sons, Woody Adams, Jr., and wife Diana and Jerry Adams and wife Allene; his sister, Dorothy Walton; his grandchildren, Laura, Stephen, Stephanie, Dawn, David and Danny; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; his brother-in-law, Chuck Manuel of Bennington; and other Switzerland County relatives.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 3rd, in Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center-Speedway. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.flannerbuchanan.com.