Obituaries for the week of 12/8/2005


Dale V. Curry

Dale V. Curry, 75, of Vevay, passed away Tuesday, December 6th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born July 24th, 1930, in Center Square, the son of Paul and Susie M. (Brett) Curry. He spent most of his life in Switzerland County. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

In 1951, he married Ethel May Lewis at the Tyson Methodist Church in Versailles.

He had been a farmer for 30 years on his farm near Moorefield. He attended auctioneer school in Decatur County and had been an auctioneer for Raymond Shadday and Ray Walton. He also worked for B&F Furniture Factory in Carrollton, Kentucky. He later worked in the paint department at Wal-Mart in Madison and later worked for Richardson Industries in Vevay until August of 2005.

He was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post 185, Vevay VFW Post 5396 and Long Run Baptist Church. In his spare time he enjoyed horses, ball games, cards, horseshoes and croquet. He also enjoyed picking on and cutting up with others.

Survivors include his daughter, Mary Jane “Janie” Konkle and husband Steve of Vevay; his sons, Robert Dale Curry of Roseburg, Oregon and Ricky Alan Curry and wife Kim of Moorefield; his grandchildren, Torey, Tiffany, Tessia, Alisha, Jayda, Kayla, Morgan and Kyle; his great-grandchildren, Jaymason, Aliya and Jade; his brothers, Clinton Curry of Moorefield and Henry P. Curry and wife Dot of Rising Sun; and his sister, Katherine Martin of Dillsboro.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Susie M. (Brett) Curry; his sister, Ina Mae Caplinger on July 15th, 1997; and his brother, Jimmy Curry on March 19th, 2005.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 10th, by Brother Logan Fugate at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday, December 9th, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery with full military rites conducted at the graveside by Vevay American Legion and Vevay VFW. Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Emergency Unit or the Vevay American Legion and Vevay VFW Relief Funds. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s guest book at

Norman Hizer

Norman Lee Hizer, 75, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, November 29th, at The Waters of Dillsboro.

He was born March 7th, 1930, in Ohio County, the son of Harry and Ella (Kittle) Hizer. He was a shift foreman for Thatcher Glass in Lawrenceburg, retiring in 1992. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1949. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

On December 24th, 1965, he married Christine Davidson, who survives.

Other survivors include his sons, Bill Hizer and David Hizer, both of Aurora; his daughters, Ruth Messer of Utica, Indiana, Shirley Walston of Bear Branch, Caroline Love of Aurora, and Amanda Scranton of Lawrenceburg; his brothers, Robert Hizer of Dillsboro and Paul Hizer of Aurora; his sister, Patricia Demaree of Rising Sun; 12 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren; and several nephews residing in Switzerland County.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Alvin and Cecil; and his sisters, Marjorie, Mary and Juanita.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 2nd, by Reverend Ronald Whitten at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Ruth C. Reed

Ruth C. Reed, 85, of Osgood, formerly of Vevay, passed away Monday, December 5th, at her home.

She was born August 6th, 1920, of Owensboro, Kentucky, the daughter of Joseph David and Maggie (Daugherty) Nichols. She was raised in Owensboro and was a former resident of Westport. She had been a resident of Osgood the past four years. She was a member of Tanglewood Baptist church in Versailles and attended the Westport Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting and sewing, cooking, puzzle books and concerts.

On September 12th, 1969, she married Raymond F. Reed, who died March 1st, 2004.

Survivors include her sons, Patrick Glenn Williams and wife Gloria A. of Chattanooga, Tennessee, David Williams and wife Phyllis of Lafayette, Jack Williams and wife Ann of Hayden, Indiana, and Clarion “Buck” Williams and wife Ruth A. of Greensburg; her daughters, Joanne Catron and husband Ray of Versailles and Melba Rogers and husband Gaines of Gainesville, Florida; her stepdaughters, Sharon Riedel and husband Donald of Madison, Brenda Reibel and husband James of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Mary Gonya and husband Bob of Goshen, Kentucky; 37 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Ingram Williams; her sister, Melva Paris; and her brothers, Howard Nichols and David Nichols.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, December 9th, by Reverend David A. Scaggs at Westport Baptist church. Burial will be in the Westport Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport and from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Research. Online condolences may be made to the Reed family at