Obituaries for week of 12/28/06


Kenneth W. McClurg, Sr.

Kenneth W. McClurg, Sr., 69, of near Quercus Grove, passed away Wednesday morning, December 27th, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati.
Funeral arrangements were pending at press time at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. A full obituary will be printed in next week’s edition of this newspaper.

Helen Gibson

Helen Marie (Asbury) Gibson, 72, of Markland, passed away Sunday, December 24th, at her home.
She was born January 3rd, 1934, in Newport, Kentucky, the daughter of Vernon and Helen June (Lipscomb) Asbury, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Newport and had resided in Switzerland County the past 48 years.
She was united in marriage July 17th, 1948, in Newport, to Herschel “Bob” Gibson. Unto this union five sons and a daughter arrived to bless their home.
She was a custodian at Markland Park for several years. She was a former custodian for U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay for 20 years. She enjoyed singing karaoke music.
Survivors include her sons, Bobby Gibson and wife Lynn of Florence, David Gibson and wife Carol of Rising Sun, Johnny Gibson and wife Tammy of Moores Hill, Billy Gibson and wife Patricia of Milan, and Terry Gibson and wife Mary of Lawrenceburg; her daughter, Mary Eggleston and husband Bruce of Nashville, Tennessee; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; her sisters, Judy Wagoner of Covington, Kentucky, Gina Menkinvick of Mount Olivet, Kentucky, Georgia Ann Shatzer of Erlanger, Kentucky, and June Kilburn of Markland; and her brothers, Vernon Asbury of Tennessee and Ronnie Asbury of Mount Olivet, Kentucky.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herschel “Bob” Gibson; her son, Jerry Glen Gibson; her grandsons, Robert Hayes “Bobby” Gibson, Jr., and Billy Gibson, Jr.; her brothers, Robert Eugene Asbury and Jessie Thomas Asbury; and her sisters, Ellen Joan Parker, Donna Lynn Kidd, Nancy Carol Asbury, and Marguerita Arlene Asbury.
Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until service time today (Thursday). Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Harold Hannah

Harold Hannah, 90, of Ohio County, passed away Thursday, December 21st, at The Waters of Rising Sun.
He was born September 14th, 1915, in Ohio County, the son of George and Mary “Mame” (Winn) Hannah. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1935. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church at Cass Union. He was a farmer and also hauled grain and cattle and had also worked for Aurora Lumber Company.
On August 16th, 1941, he married Marcella Detmer, who survives.
Other survivors include his son, Ronald Hannah of New Smyrna Beach, Florida; his grandson, Robert Hannah and wife Kathy of Ohio County; his granddaughter, Sandra Graff and husband Frank of Panama City, Florida; and his great-grandchildren, Tyler, Macy and Connor Hannah and Mikey and Logan Graff.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Frank, Holland and Robert Hannah; his sister, Elizabeth House; and his nephew, Malvin Hannah.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, December 27th, by Brother Don Campbell at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rising Sun United Methodist Church-Organ Fund.

Raymond Curry

Raymond Curry of Indianapolis passed away Friday, December 15th, in Indianapolis.
He was from Vevay and lived in Indianapolis the past 70 years. He was a WWII veteran and retired from Allisons in 1980.
He is survived by his sons, Dr. Lawrence Curry of Niles, Michigan and Danny R. Curry of Indianapolis; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He requested that his body be donated to science. There will be no services. Please give donations to your favorite charity if you wish to.
He was loved and will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends.