Obituaries for the week of 9/28/06


Shirley Bolton

Shirley (McClure) Bolton, 69, of Vevay, passed away Tuesday, September 26th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
Funeral arrangements were pending at press time at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. A full obituary will be printed in next week’s issue of this newspaper.

Sarah Harris

Carolyn “Sarah” (Mahan) Harris, 39, of Upper Goose Creek, Patriot, passed away Monday, September 25th, of injuries sustained in a traffic accident near Markland.
She was born November 4th, 1966, in Knox County, Kentucky, the daughter of Claude A. and Georgia (McClellan) Mahan. From birth, she and her only sibling, a brother, Donnie Mahan, remained close as they grew up in the Dayton, Kentucky, area and then both moved to Switzerland County.
She met L. Alan Harris in 1995 and they were united in marriage September 10th, 1999, in Covington, Kentucky.
She had a great love for people, animals, riding bikes and was fondest of her horses and mules. She enjoyed cooking, hunting, fishing and was an occasional golfer. Always a hard worker, she had been employed in maintenance at Newport Steel and the Mazak Company, both in Newport, Kentucky. She was a former employee of Swiss Caps near Patriot. She was co-owner of Alan Harris & Sons Appliances on Main Street in Vevay.
She had been working on ideas for renovating their building and revamping the business the past couple of weeks. She will be sadly missed by many friends and co-workers, many of whom she was like a sister to. She was always ready to help someone in need. She had a very kind spirit, a lot of great dreams and found much happiness living in Switzerland County.
Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Alan Harris of Patriot; her sons, Johnathan Davis and Cory Davis, both of Crittenden, Kentucky; her father, Claude A. Mahan of Falmouth, Kentucky; her stepsons, Travis, Chris and Dan Harris, all of Cincinnati; her brother, Donnie Mahan and wife Susan of Vevay; her half brother, David Mahan and wife Deanna of Covington, Kentucky; her sister-in-law, Paula Harris Dodd and husband Ed of Birmingham, Alabama; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Georgia (McClellan) Mahan.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) by Reverend John Scudder at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery near Patriot. Friends may call from noon until service time today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Guy S. Harris Scholarship Fund or Swiss Friends of Animals. A time of fellowship will be held immediately following the services at the Alan Harris & Sons Store on West Main Street in Vevay. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Jorja Herring

Jorja Marie Pearl Herring, infant daughter of Jacob David Solomon and Candi Dawn (Hamilton) Herring of Poplar Ridge, Canaan, was stillborn Friday, September 22nd, at Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus.
Survivors in addition to her parents include her grandparents, David and Theressa Herring of Canaan and Rick and Anita Hamilton of Bennington; her great-grandparents, Alice Juengel of Canaan, Charles Lovins of Madison, and Charles and Nellie Hamilton of Bennington; her uncles and aunts, Jeremy and Tina Herring of Twentynine Palms, California, Joseph and Aleshia Herring of Madison, Angela Hamilton of Cross Plains, Jerry Hamilton of Bennington, and Josh and Lori Herring of Canaan; several great-uncles, great-aunts and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Melva Lovins, James and Hildagard Herring, and Glenroy Stephan; and her brother, Jace Alexander Herring.
Graveside services were conducted Monday, September 25th, by Brother Cliff Hartley with burial in Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Jorja Marie Pearl Herring. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Margaret DeLong

Margaret E. (Buschmann) DeLong, 81, of Yuba City, California, formerly of Vevay, passed away Tuesday, September 12th, at Live Oak Manor in Live Oak, California.
She was born in Vevay August 31st, 1925, the daughter of Rollin and Anna Buschmann, who both preceded her in death. She had resided in Yuba City for 63 years.
Survivors include her daughters, Renee Prothero of Yuba City and Janice Haight of Marysville, California; three grandchildren; and her niece, Phyllis Bush of Vevay.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, James L. DeLong; her brothers, Fodie, Charlie and Bill Buschmann; and her sister, Alma Buschmann.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 18th, in Yuba City.

Beth Carpenter

Elizabeth “Beth” Carpenter, 41, of Naperville, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, September 19th, at Community Nursing and Rehab there.
She was born October 3rd, 1964, in Cincinnati, the daughter of Frank David Carpenter and Carole (Danbury Shepherd. She owned a pet caretaking service, Elizabeth Carpenter Ltd., had worked at The Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, and The Drake Hotel in Oakbrook, Illinois. She was a 1982 graduate of Effingham (Illinois) High School and Depauw University in Greencastle, Indiana in 1986. She was a graduate of the Echols Hotel Management Institute and was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority.
Survivors include her mother, Carole Shepherd and husband Jay of Lisle, Illinois; her father, Frank David Carpenter and wife Delores of Hebron, Kentucky; her brother, David Spencer Carpenter and wife Meghan of Dallas, Texas; her grandmother, Joan Carpenter of Cincinnati; her aunt, Lois Appel of Cincinnati; her nephew, William David Carpenter; and her niece, Sara Elizabeth Carpenter.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 25th, by Brother Greg Matthew at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Milli Marks

Mildred A. “Milli” Marks, 90, of Union, Kentucky, formerly of Patriot, passed away Tuesday, September 26th, at her home in Union.
She was born December 21st, 1915, in Buffalo, New York, the daughter of Alexander and Marya (Cicslinski) Michalski. She was the Chief Tax Accountant for the County of Erie, Buffalo, New York. She was a former vice chair and member of the Selective Service Board, member of Erie County Assessor’s Association, secretary of the Eric County Advisory Board of Recreation for the Elderly, member of H.I.A.S. senior group, member of Rising Sun Kiwanis Club, Concord Community Church, Kitchen Bouquet Band, and the Red Hat Society.
She was a member of Infant of Prague Church in Buffalo, New York, served as a Eucharistic Minister in the Infant of Prague Roman Catholic Church in Cheektowaga, New York, and was a former coordinator of the Healing Services for the Road to Emmaus Prayer Group. She was a Holy Spirit inspired poet who was published multiple times by the International Society of Poets from 1995-1999. She also had a theatrical side, playing an active part in the Lancaster Opera House productions from 1990-2001.
On June 25th, 1934, she married Henry Marks, who preceded her in death.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Harvey H. Marks; and her son-in-law, Albert L. Hardy, Jr.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora Friday, September 29th, at 1 p.m., with Father Chris Craig officiating. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga, New York. Friends may call Friday, September 29th, from 10 a.m. to noon at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Memorial contributions may be made to Shout Assembly School of Bible Studies, St. Elizabeth Hospice, or St. Mary’s Catholic Church.