Obituaries for the week of 6/9/2005

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Norman J. Brown

Norman J. Brown, 83, of Moorefield, passed away suddenly Sunday, June 5th, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, of an apparent heart attack.
He was born November 25th, 1921, in Moorefield, the son of Ethol and Gladys (Shaw) Brown. He was a 1939 graduate of Vevay High School.
He was united in marriage to Wilma Jean Allen on December 18th, 1948, at the Long Run Baptist Church near Moorefield. Unto this union four sons and a daughter arrived to bless their home. He was the owner and operator of Brown’s Implements in Moorefield since 1941 and Brown’s Mill from 1934-1950’s. He was the dealer for Allis Chalmers for 36 years.
For the past 10 years he was a dealer for Long, Zetor and Kubota tractors. He was a farmer for many years, retiring from that in 1952. He was a member of the board of directors of the Moorefield Community Fire Department and Long Run Baptist Church near Moorefield. He was a member of the board of directors of the S & O Farmers Mutual Insurance Company in Rising Sun. He was a devoted family man and was a good friend and neighbor to many.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Jean (Allen) Brown of Moorefield; his daughter, Pam Brown of Dillon, Colorado; his sons, Barry Brown of Moorefield, Jerry Brown and wife Ann of Portland, Oregon, and Douglas “Doug” Brown and wife Julie of Moorefield; his grandchildren, Heidi, Robert, Todd and Janie; his sister, Lucy Alice Gregory of West Palm Beach, Florida; his step-grandchildren, Christian and Adam Breeck; his step-great-grandchild, Damian Breeck; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Robert W. Brown on October 26th, 1968; and his brother, Julian S. Brown on September 3rd, 1929.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) by Reverend Chris Moore-Varble at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. today until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Moorefield Community Fire Department. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Cora Duvall

Cora Lucille Duvall, 89, of Rising Sun, passed away Tuesday, May 31st, at The Waters of Rising Sun.
She was born August 20th, 1915, in Ohio County, the daughter of Leonard and Jessie (Ballman) Cofield. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School and was a member of the Rising Sun United Methodist Church. She was editor of the Ohio County Newspapers in Rising Sun, more than 20 years, retiring from there.
On April 21st, 1946, she married Forrest “Frosty” Duvall, who died April 13th, 1980.
Survivors include her son, Steve Duvall and wife Judy of Austin; her daughters, Carole Powell and Diane Acosta and husband Al, all of Rising Sun; her grandchildren, Neal Powell and wife Pam, Tonya Poling and husband Alan, Drew Powell, and Shonda Rose and husband Tony; and her great-grandchildren, Claire Poling, Cora Poling, Ben Powell, Chelsea Duvall, Kristen Rose and Lauren Rose.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 4th, by Pastor Alice Crawford at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rising Sun United Methodist Organ Fund.

Steve Tilley

Ralph Steven “Steve” Tilley, 52, of Vevay, passed away suddenly Monday, May 30th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison of an apparent heart attack.
He was born July 1st, 1952, in Scottsburg, the son of Ralph W. and Jean (Trowbridge) Tilley. He was raised in Vevay, residing there most of his life. He was a 1970 graduate of the Culver Military Academy and a 1974/1975 graduate of Indiana University with a degree in social science. He also attended Hanover College for a year. He was christened in South Bend United Methodist Church and was a member of the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay.
He was employed as director of the Switzerland County Division of Family and Children in Vevay from September, 1981-1994. He was then employed as a case worker for the Clark County Division of Family and Children in Jeffersonville, later working as a case worker for Scott County Division of Family and Children. In early life he was a case worker with the Indians in Cherokee, South Carolina.
He was united in marriage to Christine Schaekel on December 17th, 1977, in Vevay. Unto this union one daughter, Stephanie Lauren, arrived to bless their home.
In his spare time he enjoyed reading, collecting guns and knives, camping, cooking, the outdoors, music and his time with his daughter.
Survivors include his daughter, Stephanie Lauren Tilley of Morristown, Indiana; his parents, Ralph W. and Jean (Trowbridge) Tilley of Vevay; his sisters, Claudia Jean Wendling and husband Fred of Burke, Virginia; and Carol Lynn Tilley of Terre Haute; his niece, Elizabeth Marie Wendling; his nephew, Christopher Michael Wendling; and five cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clarence and Conrade “Connie” Trowbridge and James Byron, Sr., and Elizabeth Campbell Tilley; and his uncle, J.B. Tilley on July 18th, 1997.
A private graveside service was conducted by Ralph W. Tilley Friday, June 3rd, with burial in Vevay Cemetery. A public visitation was held at the Ralph W. Tilley residence in Vevay following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County YMCA or the local animal shelter. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Jim Thomas

James Wesley “Jim” Thomas, 72, of Dillsboro, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away suddenly Thursday, June 2nd, at his home.
He was born December 25th, 1932, in Ghent, Kentucky, the son of Hubert and Pearl (Martin) Thomas. He was raised in Switzerland County and lived there most of his life. He had resided in the Dillsboro area since 1995. He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Patriot and attended Hope Baptist Church in Dillsboro. He worked for several years at North Bend Farms in Patriot and at Pearson-Hollowell Corporation in Lawrenceburg.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army. He was inducted on December 13th, 1954, and was honorably discharged from the reserves on November 30th, 1962.
In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, playing the mandolin, singing, socializing, watching westerns and war movies, mowing grass, and his family.
He was united in marriage to Daisy Mallicoat on October 10th, 1958. Unto this union seven daughters and two sons arrived to bless their home.
Survivors include his daughters, Pam Roark and husband Steven of Bennington, Teresa Steuver and husband Russell of Dillsboro, Doris Cheatham and husband Chet of Bardstown, Kentucky, Jamie Carracino and husband Steve of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Nancy Speer and husband Dell of Indianapolis, Crystal Arbaugh of Cadiz, Kentucky, and Heather Thomas of Portland, Indiana; his sons, Calvin Thomas of Madison and John Thomas of Vevay; his brother, Gale Thomas of Patriot; his sister, Bernice Koons of Milan; his grandchildren, Emerald Roark, Myra and Ace Steuver, Rochelle and Gabrielle Cheatham, Kristen Arbaugh and Logan Langevian; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Shirley Thomas in 1965; and his brothers, Harvey Eugene Thomas on April 13th, 1951, and Marvin Shirley “Merv” Thomas on November 2nd, 2003.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 5th, by Pastor Thomas Holt at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery with full military honors conducted at the graveside by Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hope Baptist Church Building Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Emerson P. Lasseter

Emerson P. Lasseter, 87, of Kountze, Texas, passed away Tuesday, June 7th, at Country Dreams Assisted Living in Kountze.
He was born August 26th, 1917, in Meridian, Mississippi, the son of Charles Lasseter and Edna Mae (Ogle) Cole Lasseter, both of whom preceded him in death. He retired from the U.S. Air Force, serving in World War II and the Korean War.
There are no immediate survivors.
Funeral services will be private and interment will be in the Vevay Cemetery. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay is in charge of arrangements.

Helen L. Demaree

Helen L. (Bishop) Demaree, 86, of Madison, passed away Thursday, June 2nd, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born November 17th, 1918, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Thomas and Lydia (Bear) Bishop. She was a graduate of the former Central High School. She was a member of Alpha Theta Sorority of King’s Daughters’ Circle and was a former volunteer at King’s Daughters’ Hospital.
On May 21st, 1935, she married James Lewis Demaree, who died April 11th, 1991.
She retired in 1981 as a sales clerk at the former Mills Department Store in Madison. She was also a sales clerk at the former Bula’s Dress Shop and Town and Country Clothing Store.
Survivors include her son, Terry Demaree and wife Linda of Madison; her daughters, Debbie Demaree of Madison and Diane Lautrup and husband Norm of Banning, California; her grandchildren, Mark Demaree, Angie Demaree, Crystal Lautrup, Heather Lautrup, and Drew Lautrup and wife Liz; her great-grandchildren, Rachel, Aaron and Chelsea Demaree, and Justin and Samantha Lautrup; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Randall Demaree; her brother, Donald Bishop; and her sister-in-law, Mary Lou Bishop.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 5th, by Pastor Nancy Harmon Chizmar and Reverend Kenneth Schomaker at Vail-Holt Funeral Home Madison Chapel. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Southern Indiana Chapter. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.vailholtfuneralhome.com.