Obituaries for the week of 5/25/2006

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Jarrod L. Hambrick

Jarrod L. Hambrick, 27, of Vevay, died suddenly Wednesday, May 24th, at 1:05 a.m. at University Hospital in Cincinnati. He is the son of Gary Lee Hambrick of near East Enterprise and Janey (Furnish) Peelman of Markland.
Funeral arrangements were pending at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay at press time. A complete obituary will be printed at a later date in this newspaper.

Anna Combs

Anna Mable (March) Furnish Combs, 84, of Vevay, passed away Wednesday, May 17th, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
She was born April 16th, 1922, in Vevay, the daughter of Gabe and Mildred (Reed) Marsh, who both preceded her in death. She co-owned and operated with her husband Bill the River Inn Motel & Restaurant in Humble, Texas for 17 years. She was a member of the old Braytown Baptist Church.
On October 9th, 1942, in Versailles, she was united in marriage to Grover J. Furnish, who died August 5th, 1958. She met and married Homer “Bill” Combs on February 19th, 1961, in Columbus. He died May 1st, 2004.
Survivors include her brothers, Marvin Marsh of Vevay, Ronald Marsh of Valparaiso, and Larry Marsh of North Vernon; her sisters, Ernestine O’Neal and Christine Padfield, both of Hanover; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Helen Shepherd, Carolyn Amburgey, Mildred Scudder-Blair and Jeanne DeMumbrun; and her brothers, Melvin E. Marsh, Leland Marsh and Kenneth Marsh.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 23rd, by Reverend Tom Rogers at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made 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.

Opal Barrows

Opal E. Barrows, 85, of East Enterprise, passed away Friday, May 19th, at the home of her son in Rising Sun.
She was born July 19th, 1920, in Ohio County, the daughter of Arthur and Edna Pearl (Bliss) Lowe. She was a homemaker and farm wife. She was a member of New Life Southern Baptist Church in Manchester, Indiana and had been a member of the Fairview Baptist Church.
On September 6th, 1941, she married Earl C. Barrows, who died October 4th, 1994.
Survivors include her sons, Melvin Barrows and wife Phyllis of Sunman, Ronald Barrows and wife Kay of East Enterprise, Terry Barrows and wife Jeannine of Rising Sun, and Ricky Barrows and wife Brenda of East Enterprise; her daughter, Mary Lay and husband Chester of East Enterprise; her sister, Thelma Wainscott of Vevay; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Hazel Turner and Nonna Lee Lutherbeck; her brother, Cleo Lowe; her grandson, Eric Barrows; and by her beloved dog, Tiny.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 22nd, by Pastor Melvin Barrows at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise. Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Southern Baptist Church in Manchester or Dearborn County Home Health and Hospice.

Ernest Brooks

Ernest Wayne “Ernie” Brooks, 58, of Madison, passed away Monday, May 22nd, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born August 16th, 1947, in Brooksburg, the son of Raymond Edward and Juanita Elizabeth (Clemons) Brooks, who both preceded him in death. Beaver or “Beav” as he was known to family and friends was a member of the Brooksburg Milton Township Volunteer Fire Department and First Church of God in Madison.
In his early life he worked for the Jefferson County Highway Department. Since 1988, he had worked as the caretaker with his sister Debbie of the Brooksburg Cemetery. In his spare time he enjoyed UK basketball, fishing, hunting and softball. He had resided in Brooksburg all of his life. He collapsed on his way to work at the cemetery on his lawn mower on Monday morning.
Survivors include his sisters, Debbie Brooks of Madison and Dorothy Walters of Madison; his brothers, Charles Brooks of Madison, Bill Brooks of Hanover, and Jim Brooks of Madison; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Wanda L. Walters on May 30th, 1998.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today (Thursday) by Pastor Chuck Justice at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial will be in Brooksburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time today (Thursday) at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice or to his family. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morganwebsternay.com.

Larry J. Blodgett

Larry J. Blodgett, 62, of Rising Sun, passed away Sunday, May 21st, at his home.
He was born March 24th, 1944, in Madison, the son of Dale and Leona M. (Rayles) Blodgett. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1962. He was a crane operator for River Transportation in Cincinnati, retiring after 37 years of service. He enjoyed going to the Grand Victoria Casino and working in his yard.
Survivors include his daughter, Tina Blodgett of Florence, Kentucky; and his brother, Dennis Blodgett of Madison.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) by Brother Greg Matthew at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial will be in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time today (Thursday) at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.