Obituaries for the week of 9/15/2005

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Basil Williams

Basil Lee Williams, 82, of Cross Plains, passed away Monday, September 12th, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.

He was born January 22nd, 1923, in Clark County, the son of Samuel and Lela (Fitzler) Williams, who both preceded him in death. He was a 1941 graduate of North Madison High School in Madison.

He was inducted into the U.S. Navy on June 21st, 1944, rising to the rank of ships service man (L) third class. He served during World War II on the NTC, Sampson, New York and the USS Montour (APA 101). During his service he was awarded the Victory Medal, American Area Campaign Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal. He was honorably discharged on May 13th, 1946, at the U.S. Naval Personnel Separation Center, Great Lakes, Illinois.

He was united in marriage to Betty Jean Dennis on November 1st, 1947, in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Unto this union two sons and a daughter arrived to bless their home.

He was a farmer and had resided most of his life in the Bear Branch community. He retired as a shop foreman from the Indiana State Highway Department in Aurora after 27 years of service. He was a Republican Precinct Committeeman for Pike Township in Ohio County for several years. He was a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church in Bear Branch. He was quite proud of his restored 1956 John Deere tractor.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Jean Williams of Cross Plains; his daughter, Debbie Hartig and husband Irvin of Osgood; his sons, Roger Williams and wife Connie of Madison and Rodney Williams of Cross Plains; his grandsons, Jerrod and Jakob Williams; his great-grandchildren, Christian, Logan and Cheyanne Williams; his brother, John Williams and wife Lillian of Richmond; his brother, Raymond Williams of Ohio; his sister, Grace Farmer of Charlestown, Indiana; several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his foster parents, Thomas and Julia Smith; his brother, Edward Williams; and his sister, Martha Seitz.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) by Reverend Patrick Lanman at Olive Branch Baptist Church in Bear Branch. Burial will be in the Olive Branch Cemetery with full military rites conducted at the graveside by Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396.. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until service time today. Memorial contributions may be made to the Olive Branch Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Orville Robinson

Orville Robinson, 73, of near Florence, passed away Wednesday, September 7th, at his home.

He was born September 9th, 1931, in Mt. Eden, in Shelby County, Kentucky, the son of Leonard and Bertha (Gregory) Robinson, who both preceded him in death. The family moved to Switzerland County when he was at a young age.

He was united in marriage to Dorothy Roland on November 6th, 1954. Unto this union three daughters arrived to bless their home. He was later married to Bonnie L. Ware on October 7th, 1995, at their home in Florence by Brother Leon Peelman. This union brought two daughters into the family.

He was a truck driver for several years with Blue Flame Gas. He operated Ray’s Package Store in Vevay for 17 years and Cuzz’s Bar in Vevay for a year. He worked as an operator for the Indiana Department of Transportation, Aberdeen Indiana Unit, for 17 years, until his death.

He was inducted into the U.S. Army on July 18th, 1950, serving during the Korean War, rising to the rank of private, then staff sergeant, and on May 26th, 1953, to corporal. He served in C Battery 77 FA Battalion APO 201 and was honorably discharged on July 17th, 1953, from Camp Carson, Colorado. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, the Korean Service Medal with one bronze service star, the United Nations Service Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Purple Heart for wounds received in Korea on September 21st, 1951. He was a former member of the Vevay American Legion Post 185. He was a member of the Vevay VFW Post 5396 and the Florence Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie L. Ware Robinson of Florence; his daughters, Helen Wainscott and husband Bill of Vevay, Kathy Wyatt and husband Stan of Sanders, Kentucky, Deanna Robinson Jones and companion Chris Dolby of Ghent, Kentucky, Chrissy Nichols and husband Joe of Florence, and Tracey Hiles and companion Hollis Rabler of Aberdeen; his sisters, Lorraine R. McKee of Vevay and Marie Searcy of Louisville; his grandchildren, Jeremy and Tasha Springer, Amanda and Chad Dunavent, Samantha and J.R. Crawford, Landen Pence, Jeremy Jones, Ryan Banta, Josh Wyatt and Jacob Nichols; his great-grandchildren, Dolan and Hunter Springer, Kitana and Eric Meyer; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Geneva Robinson of East Enterprise, Harold Case and Reganel Robinson, both of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, Jesse and Vickie Ware, Eddie and Leona Ware, Jackie Ware and Jimmy Ware, all of Patriot, Rosie Applegate, Betty and Skipper Wachter, Brenda and Bobby Hardin, all of Augusta, Kentucky, Anna and Pee Wee Hardin of Maysville, Kentucky; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Anna Perry and Edna Mae Case; his brothers, Walter S. Robinson, Davis Robinson, Grotis Robinson and James Buford “JB” Robinson; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Hurvey and Pearlie Ware.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 11th, by Brother Roy Duckworth at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery with full military rites conducted at the graveside by Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to the Orville Robinson Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Chris Curlin

Christopher Lee “Chris” Curlin, 35, of Lawrenceburg, passed away Wednesday, September 7th, at his home.

He was born November 12th, 1969, in Lawrenceburg, the son of Ernest Thomas Curlin and Maridale (Jackson) Boggs. He resided in Aurora most of his life and had resided in Lawrenceburg the past three and one-half years. He had been in ill health most of his life but he never let his health condition slow him down or stop him from what he loved doing. He fought a courageous battle until the very end. He enjoyed horseback riding, fishing and hunting. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Aurora.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, Ernest T. “Ernie” Curlin and wife Sheila of Vevay; his mother and stepfather, Maridale Boggs and husband James W. of Brookville, Indiana; his brothers, Brandon Boggs of Brookville and Calob Curlin of Vevay; his grandmother, Eleanor Mary Jackson of Lawrenceburg; his step-grandmother, Loretta Vogel of Lawrenceburg; several uncles, aunts and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Blanton Curlin, Albert Bill Jackson, and Virginia McCormick; and his step-grandmother, Mary Curlin.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 10th, by Reverend Jerry Holliday at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Fredonia Cemetery near Vevay. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Patty Skirvin

Patricia A. “Patty” (Armstrong) Skirvin, 57, of Hanover, passed away suddenly after a lengthy illness Wednesday, September 7th, at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

She was born September 25th, 1947, in Vevay, the daughter of Martin T. Armstrong and Nelrose L. Scott Armstrong Mefford. She was raised in the Brooksburg community and attended school in Madison.

She was united in marriage to Ira L. “Bubby” Skirvin, Jr., on November 5th, 1964, in Carrollton, Kentucky. Unto this union a son and a daughter arrived to bless their home.

She was a devoted mother and homemaker all of her life. She was a faithful member of the Truth Apostolic Church in Vevay. She enjoyed watching her birds and country and gospel music.

Survivors include her son, Ronald Lee Skirvin and his girl friend, Linda Rowe of Hanover; her daughter, Martina Gale Skirvin of Columbia, Kentucky; her mother and stepfather, Nelrose L. and Tom Mefford of Madison; her sister, Rosie Adams and husband Ed of Madison; her nieces and nephews, Bobby and LaVerne Adams, Kevin and Elizabeth Skirvin, Wanda and Tex Stockdale; her sister-in-law, Beulah Schoonover and husband David and family, all of Vevay; several aunts, uncles and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Martin T. Armstrong on October 6th, 1982; and her husband, Ira L. “Bubby” Skirvin, Jr., on May 10th, 2003.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 9th, by Reverend Charles R. Wilks at Morgan-Webster-Nay Funeral Home in Madison. Burial was in Brooksburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Patty Skirvin Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.morganwebsternay.com.

Selma King

Selma King, 74, of Dillsboro, passed away Thursday, September 8th, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati.

She was born December 20th, 1930, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Carel and Mabel (Shannon) Walcott. She was a clerk at Wal-Mart in Aurora and had also worked as a greeter for Wal-Mart. She was a member of Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Dillsboro.

On May 29th, 1948, she married Melvin L. King, who survives.

She is also survived by her sons, Melvin L. King, Jr., of Dillsboro and Paul J. King of Newport Richey, Florida; her daughters, Carlas Bunch of Williamsburg, Kentucky, Melva Alvarado of Dillsboro, and Yvonne Schrock of Morningview, Kentucky; her brothers, Raymond Walcott of Patriot, Robert Earl Walcott of Dayton, Tennessee, and Leonard Walcott of California; 18 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, John, Lawrence, Lucian and Leroy Walcott, and an infant brother; and her sister, Lula Sullivan.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 10th, by Bob Bunch, Terry Schrock and Pastor Tom Holt at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.