Obituaries for week of 12/21/06


Tammy L. McCord,

Tammy L. McCord, 46, of Aurora, passed away Sunday, December 17th, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
She was born November 20th, 1960, in Wareham, Massachusetts, the daughter of Elmer McCord and Evelyn (Brown) Sams. She was a cashier for the Aurora BP. She worked for several years at Tandy’s IGA in Aurora and Wal-Mart in Aurora. She was a former member of the Aurora Fire Department Auxiliary. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Aurora. She was a former member of the Grant’s Creek Baptist Church and recently attended Dearborn Baptist Church.
Survivors include her mother, Evelyn Sams and husband Gary of Aurora; her daughter, Lelia Ashlee Cotton of Lawrenceburg; her brother, Robert McCord of Bear Branch; and her sisters, Lelia Petro of Aurora, Eugenia “Jeanie” Parker of Lawrenceburg, and Lisa Lane and husband Mark of Aurora.
She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer McCord; and her infant daughter, Cody Lynn Cotton.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until service time today (Thursday). Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Hobert Kelly

Hobert William Kelly, 82, of North Vernon, passed away Monday, December 18th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born to John and Nancy (Lucas) Kelly on March 9th, 1924, in Constantine, Kentucky. He was a WWII veteran and while serving in the U.S. Navy was stationed in Puerto Rico and was discharged on December 14th, 1945, from Jacksonville, Florida.
He was a farmer, construction worker, and a locksmith at the former Muscatatuck Developmental Center, where he retired after 21 years of service in 1989. He received an award from the Governor of Indiana for many years of dedication and honorable service. He loved coon hunting, golfing, coin collecting, attending church, and his family. He was a faithful member of the Butlerville Mennonite Church.
He is survived by his wife Cora (Duke) Kelly, whom he married on July 16th, 1945, in Hardinsburg, Kentucky. This union was were blessed by son, Danney Kelly, of Madison; and five daughters, Nancy Griffith of Madison, Evelyn Morris and Geraldine Reed, both of North Vernon, Barbara Hornsby of Hanover, and Beverly Cook of Canaan. Also surviving is one sister, Mary Jane Hankins of Bennington; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Evelyn Kelly; and his brothers, James, Herbert, and Ova Kelly.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, December 22nd, at the Butlerville Mennonite Church. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today (Thursday) at Pickett Funeral Home in North Vernon and also Friday, December 22nd, from 10 a.m. to service time at the church. Brian Schulz will officiate. Memorials may be made to Sharing the Gospel. Cards will be available at the funeral home.

Ernest O. Richards, Sr.

Ernest O. “Ernie” Richards, Sr., 57, of Patriot, passed away Saturday, December 16th, at his home.
He was born July 30th, 1949, in Rising Sun, the son of Harry L. and Edith Katherine (Matthews) Richards, who both preceded him in death. He was raised and resided in Ohio County for several years. He had resided in the Patriot community the past 20 years. He was a self-employed mechanic and had owned and operated the Phillips 66 service station in Rising Sun and Ernie’s Repair in Vevay. He was a former employee of Stedman’s Foundry in Aurora from 1968-1974. He was employed at Damar’s Body Shop in Vevay the past 10 years.
He was united in marriage to Connie Lester July 8th, 1968. He was later united in marriage to Barbara Ann Henrich November 11th, 1995, in Glencoe, Kentucky.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann Richards of Patriot; his sons, Ernest O. Richards, Jr., and wife Tammy of Rising Sun and Glen Richards of Rising Sun; his daughter, Edith N. Schlensker and husband Steven of Vevay; his stepdaughters, Paula Lowell and husband Chris of Indianapolis, Amy Hoyt of Moorefield, Karen Hickman of Pensacola, Florida, Amanda Brookbank and husband Andrew of Rising Sun and Laura Walston and husband Shane of Rising Sun; his grandchildren, Ernie III, Amanda, Whitney, Ashley, Steven, Amber, Jalan, Cole, Vada, Madalyn, and Elise; his great-grandson, Landon; his brothers, Harry L. Richards of Rising Sun, John M. Richards of Rising Sun, Glenn A. Richards of Rising Sun, Robert Richards of Markland, Danny Richards of Aurora and Bill Richards of Rising Sun; and his half sister, Bessie Detmer of Rising Sun.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Dale and Albert Richards; his half sister, Margaret Richards; and his grandchildren, Melissa Johnson and Nicholas Richards.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 19th, by Reverend Ron Sandidge at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Cedar Hedge Cemetery in Rising Sun. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Austin Boone

Austin Boone, 81, of Moorefield, formerly of Rising Sun, passed away Saturday, December 16th, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
He was a farmer and restored farm tractors. He was a member of Brooksburg Baptist Church.
He was married to Betty Morris in March, 1963. She preceded him in death on July 19th, 1996.
Survivors include his brothers, Lloyd and Robert Boone, both of Moorefield; his sisters, Ola Heath and Arizona Jefferies, both of Madison; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 19th, at Humphrey-Taylor-Detmer Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.