Obituaries for the week of 7/14/05

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Bill Carfield

James William “Bill” Carfield, 73, of Vevay, passed away Thursday, July 7th, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, following a four-month illness.
He was born December 11th, 1931, near Danville, Indiana, in Hendricks County, the son of Murray Guy and Frances Estelle (Harding) Carfield, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Hancock County on a farm near Charlottesville, Indiana. He was a 1949 graduate of Charlottesville High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1950. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served as a corporal in the 82nd Airborne Division and was honorably discharged in 1952 from Ft. Dix, New Jersey. In his early life he was a farmer, car salesman, and mechanic.
He was united in marriage to Phyllis Carolyn Gross on October 5th, 1957, in Hancock County. Unto this union four daughters and three sons arrived to bless their home.
He worked for 13 years at Madison State Hospital as an attendant. He resided in Jefferson and Switzerland counties since 1959. He retired as a representative for the union of American Federation of State and County Employees, working there from 1974-1990.
He was a member of the Warsaw (Kentucky) Baptist Church and attended Vevay Church of Christ. He enjoyed watching westerns, working with draft horses, and college basketball, especially IU and the Cincinnati Bearcats.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Carolyn (Gross) Carfield of Vevay; his daughters, Kimberly Sue Tolbert and husband Brent of Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina, Lorrie Lynn Lawson and friend Marco Lapenna of Park Hills, Kentucky, Jill Denise Wilson of Vevay, and Kelli Ruth Dennis and fiance Deon Wood of East Enterprise; his sons, John William “Billy” Carfield and wife Sue of Pleasant, Joseph Wade Carfield and wife Michelle of Vevay, and Jeffrey Wayne Carfield and friend Katrina Hambrick of Vevay; his son-in-law, Michael Lawson of Madison; his sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Rosenberg of Tucson, Arizona; his grandchildren: Josh, Jimmy, Jesse, Jeremy, Geri, Jon, Jesse, Aaron and Jessica, Jami and Steven; Dusty, Kali, Courtney, Kylie, Amber, Heather, Kyle, Brett, Brittany, Brooke, Austin, Nick, Devan, Alexis and Hailey; his great-granddaughter, Addison Marie; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, John Robert Carfield.; and two sisters: Catherine Hodgdon and Margaret McCoun.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 11th, by Reverend Howard Wade and Brother Randy “Bucky” Gross 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 American Kidney Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Carroll Ray “Pee Wee” McAlister

Carroll Ray “Pee Wee” McAlister, 47, of Scotts Ridge Road, near East Enterprise, passed away Friday, July 8th, at The Waters of Rising Sun.
He was born September 12th, 1957, in East Enterprise, the son of William A. “Bill” and Evelyn (Scott) McAlister. He graduated from Switzerland County High School in 1975 and was inducted into the U.S. Army on March 17th, 1976, in Cincinnati. He was honorably discharged May 5th, 1976.
He was employed with Thatcher Glass in Lawrenceburg and worked as an iron worker in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He also co-owned and operated with his brother Rick, an auto body shop in Ft. Lauderdale. He was a self-employed auto mechanic, owning and operating Quad “P” Inc. on Scott’s Ridge. He enjoyed truck racing with his truck “Plum Nuts” and enjoyed his poodle dog “Peanut.” He was raised in East Enterprise and resided on Scott’s Ridge since 1990.
On July 6th, 2005, he married Bonnie Lou Smith, who survives.
Other survivors include his daughter, Jennifer Lynn McAlister at home; his son, Charles Ray Smith and his fiancee Amanda of Switzerland county; his mother, Evelyn Scott McAlister of East Enterprise; his sister, Sherry S. Combs of East enterprise; his brothers, Terry L. McAlister and wife Jackie of Quercus Grove, Richard S. “Rick” McAlister of East Enterprise, Anthony “Butch” McAlister of East Enterprise; his best friends, David Harris of East Enterprise, Shane Adams of East Enterprise, Butch Weaver of Ohio County, and Joe McKittrick of Quercus Grove; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, William A. “Bill” McAlister on January 13th, 1986; his brothers, Arthur L. “Bud” “Mac” McAlister on June 13th, 1997, Charles W. “Chuck” McAlister on September 1st, 1969, William L. “Bill” McAlister, and James E. “Jimmy” McAlister; and his sister, Mary Ann Smith on August 24th, 1990.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 11th, by Reverend Rex Albring at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise. Military rites were conducted by Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Liberty Cemetery, Inc., or to the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Brooke Taylor

Brooke Michelle “Brookie” Taylor, 10, of Canaan, passed away suddenly Friday, July 8th, at her home.
She entered this life on June 29th, 1995, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, the beautiful little girl of Chris and Angie (Brown) Taylor. She was an active little baby who loved to laugh and play. She was later diagnosed with Rett Syndrome, a disease that ravaged her motor skills. Her loving parents did all that was possible in helping to find research and answers, making many trips all over the United States to find help for her.
She attended school since the age of three with Mrs. Richey being her teacher all of her school years. She was a fifth grader in the Madison Consolidated Schools. She loved “Barney”, especially his songs, and “Bear in the Big Blue House.” She loved watching her Papaw and playing with her sisters and brother. She resided all her life in the Canaan-Pleasant community. She was a member of the Cross Plains Church of Christ all of her life. She loved to hear her Mommy sing to her and loved her sister Ashley kissing her. She passed suddenly in her sleep at her home.
Survivors include her parents, Chris and Angie (Brown) Taylor of Canaan; her big sisters, Kylie Elliott Taylor and Ashley Gail Taylor, both at home; her little brother, Sean Christopher Taylor at home; her paternal grandparents, Garry and Mary Anne Gilles Taylor of Canaan; her maternal grandmother, Donna Brown of North Vernon; her paternal great-grandmother, Erma Land of Madison; her maternal great-grandma, Betty Elkins of North Vernon; her uncles and aunts, Bryan and Beth Taylor of Madison and Jeff and Wendy Brown of Apache Junction, Arizona; her cousins, Cody and Cori Taylor and Nathan Brown; numerous great-aunts, great-uncles and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandpa, Chester Brown on December 23rd, 2003; her maternal great-grandpa, Don Elkins; and her paternal great-grandparents, Charles Gilles and Charles and Mary Taylor.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 12th, by Brother Logan Fugate at the Cross Plains Church of Christ. Burial was in Salem Cemetery in Cross Plains. Memorial contributions may be made to The Brooke Michelle Taylor Memorial Fund. Morgan-Webster-Nay Funeral Home of Madison was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.morganwebsternay.com.