Obituaries of 9/27/07


James E. Davis

James E. Davis, 76, of Fountain City, Indiana, passed away at Reid Hospital in Richmond.

Born March 20th, 1931, in Bryson City, North Carolina, he was the son of William James and Nola Orr Davis. He lived in the Fountain City community for 28 years. He retired from the former Alcoa plant in Richmond in 1993 after 30 years of service. He was an avid Ham radio and CB enthusiast, taking to the airwaves as KB9QIZ and “Diamond Jim.” He enjoyed watching NASCAR and was a fan of the late Dale Earnhardt. He also spent time fishing and whittling.

He will be missed by his wife, the former Juanita Abbott; his three daughters and sons-in-law, Cathie and Fred Balbo of Richmond, Penny and Brian Christman of Vevay and Kim and David Frame of Roanoke, Virginia; his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Kathy Davis of Roanoke; his son-in-law, Tim Walton and his friend Ellie; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; his sister, Novella Orr of Tennessee; his brothers, Harold Davis of Franklin, Tennessee and Paul Davis of Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Mae Goodwin and Pearl Sparks; and his brother, Howard Davis.

A graveside ceremony will be conducted by Brian Christman at noon today (Thursday, September 27th) with burial in Willow Grove Cemetery in Fountain City. The Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, Fountain City, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Marybelle Tingle

Marybelle Stockdale Tingle, 92, of Madison, passed away Monday, September 24th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born December 26th, 1914, in Trimble County, Kentucky, near Locust, the daughter of Benjamin Ira and Josie Floyd Farley Stockdale, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Trimble County and Milton and was a member of the Mt. Carmel Methodist Church. She was a devoted wife, mother and grrandmother. She was a homemaker and caregiver all of her life. She loved going to church and reading her Bible.

Survivors include her daughters, Linda Gray Grossen of Madison, Thelma Jo Gray and husband Larry of Brooksburg, and Betty Ellis of Havannah, Arkansas; her sons, Billy Tingle and wife Ruby of San Angelo, Texas, Ronnie Tingle of San Francisco, California, and Phillip Tingle of Madison; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Tingle on November 28th, 1986; her sons, Marvin Tingle, Jr., in September, 1977 and Hubert Tingle on May 25th, 2003; her grandsons, Kenny and Jerry Tingle; her brothers, Elmer and Wilbur Stockdale; and her sisters, Lottie Hicks and Helen Leach.

Funeral services will be conducted by Pastors Paul Tweedy and Ron Monday at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, September 27th) at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Carmel Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Betty Schroeder

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Schroeder, 76, of Rising Sun, passed away Friday, September 21st, at her home.

She was born September 19th, 1931, in Indianapolis, the daughter of William Raymond and Erma Betsy (Fugate) Fox. She was a graduate of Lawrenceburg High School, Class of 1949, and Deaconess Hospital Nursing School (four years). She was a mental health nurse for Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She worked in Home Health Care and was also a nurse at Seagram’s. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Rising Sun United Methodist Church, Eastern Star, White Shrine of Jerusalem, Deaconess Alumni, former Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader, and was a one time member of the future nurses club in high school.

She married Albert William Schroeder on December 6th, 1952. He passed away May 17th, 2001.

Survivors include her son, Albert Schroeder, Jr., of Rising Sun; her daughters, Brenda Brickler and husband Al of Cold Springs, Kentucky and Barbara Smith and husband Kevin of Rising Sun; her brothers, William R. Fox II and wife Juanita of Speedway, Indiana and Kenneth Fox and wife Mary Lynn of Greendale; and her grandchildren, Christy Brickler Baker, Mindie Sue Schroeder Miller, Bobbie Lauren Brickler, Brad Brickler, Jimmy Brickler, Kolton Smith; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted by Brother Keith Chaney Wednesday, September 26th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Rising Sun United Methodist Church, Dearborn County Hospice, Rising Sun Life Squad or Rising Sun Fire Department.

Terry Baich, Jr.

Terry Stephen “T-Bone” Baich, Jr., 46, of Rising Sun, passed away Tuesday, September 18th, in Aurora.

He was born May 11th, 1961, in Niles, Michigan, the son of Terry S. Baich, Sr., and Cleta Mitchell. He was a graduate of Buchanan High School, Class of 1979 and earned an associate degree. He was a Warrant Officer with the U.S. Army. He loved motorcycles.

Survivors include his mother, Cleta Mitchell of Watauga, Texas; his fiancee, Connie Smith of Rising Sun; his daughter, Stephanie Baich of Buchanan, Michigan; his sister, Kris Shera of Independence, Kentucky; and his nephew, Caleb Shera.

His father, Terry S. Baich, Sr., passed away 12 hours after his son’s death.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Dayton National Cemetery. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.