Obituaries for the week of 6/22/2006

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Arlen Johns

Arlen Edward “Artie” Johns, 75, of near Vevay, passed away Thursday, June 15th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born December 26th, 1930, in Switzerland County, the son of Brack and Rosa (Webster) Johns, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Charlestown, Indiana and had resided in Michigan for 20 years, moving back to Switzerland County in 1983. He was inducted in the U.S. Army on September 20th, 1955, in Cincinnati, rising to the rank of private, serving during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on December 15th, 1955, in California. He was owner and operator of the A.E. Johns Tree Service from 1964-2002. He was a former foreman for the Asplundh Tree Service in Louisville from 1951-1964.
He was united in marriage July 9th, 1951, in Madison, to Wanda L. Carlton. They had enjoyed nearly 55 years together.
He attended Fredonia Baptist Church. He enjoyed the outdoors and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 17th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Fredonia Cemetery on Tapps Ridge with a flag presentation at the graveside by Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fredonia Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

David Dils

David William Dils, 39, of Vevay, passed away Wednesday, June 14th, at Carroll County Hospital in Carrollton, Kentucky.
He was born February 25th, 1967, in Lawrenceburg, the son of Keith William Dils and Judith (Giffin) McKinley. He was a groundskeeper for the Novachich’s farm near Florence. He enjoyed refinishing furniture, woodworking, but most of all his church was a very important part of his life. He was a member of the New Life Fellowship Church in Vevay.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Judy and Ervin McKinley of Rising Sun; his father and stepmother, Keith and Kathy Dils of Aurora; his sisters, Kim McGraw and husband Tim of Aurora and Rachel Dils of Aurora; his nephew, Jacob McGraw of Aurora; and his niece, Alyssa McGraw of Aurora.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Donald and Marie Giffin and Charles and Nida Dils.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 19th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at New Life Fellowship Church in Vevay. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in Aurora. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Fellowship Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Granville Hambrick

Granville N. Hambrick, 78, of Fairfield, Ohio, passed away Thursday, June 15th, at Mercy Hospital there.
He was born February 25th, 1928, in Vevay, the son of Hubert and Arvina Hambrick. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1951 during the Korean War. He was held as a prisoner of war in Korea and was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.
He was employed at Fisher Body until his retirement and was a member of the United Auto Workers Local No. 233 in Fairfield and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Fairfield.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Hambrick; his sons, Gary Hambrick and wife Kim of Florence, Nelson Hambrick, Jr., and wife Barbara of Hamilton, Ohio, and Randy Hambrick and wife Crystal of Fairfield, Ohio; his grandchildren, Gail Davis, Anissa, Nikki, Wayne, Ben, Rex, Ross, and Taylor Hambrick; his great-grandchildren, Chris, Ashley, Alijah, Deven, Jace, and Linda Marie; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandson, Jarrod Hambrick on May 24th, 2006; and his great-grandson, Dakota McFadden.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 19th, at the Avance Funeral Home and Crematory in Fairfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairfield Community Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at avancefuneralhome.com.