Obituaries week of 06-26-08


Jean Lock

Elva Jean (Tapp) Lock, 54, of Fairview, passed away Saturday, June 21st, at her home.

She was born May 21st, 1954, in Milan, the daughter of Wallace and Thelma E. (Harmon) Tapp, who both preceded her in death. She resided all of her life in Switzerland County and w as a 1972 graduate of Switzerland County High School. She was employed for 17 years in quality control with Randall-Textron Corporation in Vevay. She then worked for nine years with Joseph E. Seagram & Sons in Lawrenceburg a s a fork lift operator. She enjoyed caring for her grandchildren, camping, horseback riding, her flowers and her dogs. She w as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was awaiting the birth of her fifth great-niece.

Survivors include her husband, Phillip “Phil” Lock of Fairview; her daughter, Angel Konkle and husband Alan of Bennington; her sister, Gerri Gregory and husband Scott of Florence; her brother, Michael Tapp of East Enterprise; her grandchildren, Kelsi and Tyler; her nieces and nephews, Lesa and Sean McGarvey; Erin and Josh Deck; Courtney, Caleb and Caley Tapp; Debbie and Jeff Monroe; her great-nieces and great-nephews, Addison Deck; Jessica, Jennifer and Glenn Monroe.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wallace Tapp on December 15th, 1988; her mother, Thelma E. Harmon Tapp o June 9th, 1989; her father-in-law, Robert G. Lock on March 11th, 1985; her mother-in-law, Ethel Barnes Lock on May 11th, 2000; and her sister-in-law, Phyllis A. Watts in 1983.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 25th, by Pastor Pat Lanman at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Hospital or Olive Branch Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Murray Vincent

Murray Lee Vincent, 69, of Columbia, South Carolina, formerly of Vevay, died Thursday, May 29th. Visitation with the family was held at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, Friday, June 6th. A memorial service was held in the Rutledge Chapel at the University of South Carolina on the Horseshoe, Saturday, June 7th.

Born August 19th, 1938, in Amboy, Indiana, he was the son of the late Laurel Estel Vincent and Helen Gordon Vincent. He was a member of the Amboy Friends Church. He was a distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, at the University of South Carolina. He graduated from Earlham College with a B.A. in health and physical education, from Indiana University with an M.S. in physical education and from Temple University with an Ed.D. in health and physical education. He served as the basketball coach and was a teacher at Vevay High School from 1960-1963.

Dr. Vincent was instrumental in creating the first undergraduate health education degree in South Carolina, as well as all of the health education master’s and doctoral degrees currently available at U.S.C. He was one of the founding members of the South Carolina Association for Health Education in 1972, and served as the president in 1981. He received the following recognition in South Carolina: SCAHE President’s Award, Evaluation Contribution of the Year Award, SCAHPERD President’s Award, Scholar Award, and was the 2005 SCAAHE Researcher/Scholar of the Year. Nationally, he was named as an American Association of Health Educator’s Scholar and was inducted into the Health Education Hall of Fame in 2002 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and given the Luella Klein Award from Emory University School of Medicine in 1997.

Dr. Vincent was an outstanding teacher and was passionate about his career. During his U.S.C. tenure, Dr. Vincent received funding for research grants, demonstration projects, and health education-related contracts. His most significant research grants focused on teen pregnancy prevention and the evaluation of community-based primary prevention programs with: 1) U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services and S.C. Health and Human Services, 2) The Kansas Health Foundation, 3) the Centers for Disease Control, and 4) the S.C. Dept. of Social Services. These four grants contributed enormously to the practice of health education. Dr. Vincent delivered many presentations and training sessions all over the United States related to the data and results acquired in the above grants. Many research papers and reports were published from these projects by Vincent and his colleagues in journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Assn., Family Planning Perspectives, Journal of Health Education, American Journal of Public Health, Journal of School Health, Journal of Adolescent Health, Family and Community Health, and others. Dr. Vincent was also published in the Wall Street Journal in 2006 regarding the success of his community-based programs in Bamberg, S.C., which is still ongoing today.

Dr. Vincent resigned from the U.S.C. faculty in June 1999, but never really “resigned” from being a health education researcher and scholar and continued to be a tireless crusader for teen pregnancy prevention. Dr. Vincent authored or co-authored 12 published papers since his retirement in 1999. Also, during retirement, Dr. Vincent provided consultative services for teen pregnancy prevention programs and regularly made presentations to organizations and groups on health education issues. It is fair to say that much of the growth and advances in health education occurring in South Carolina over the past four decades can be attributed to Dr. Vincent’s passion, leadership, teaching and research efforts. His devotion to U.S.C. was unparalleled.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Field Vincent; daughter and husband, Christine Vincent Prioleau and William Fripp Prioleau Jr. of Columbia, South Carolina; son and wife, Peter Harrison Vincent and Melody Kay Kyzer of Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina; granddaughter, Virginia Maybank Prioleau; grandsons, William Fripp Prioleau III and River Anatoly Vincent; sister, Beverly Vincent Overman; brothers, Wayne Estel Vincent and Wendell Henry Vincent.

During his retirement years, he spent time with his wife Virginia, working on their home and garden, walking through the U.S.C. campus, and enjoying time with their children and grandchildren. Murray had many special friends from U.S.C. and other teaching institutions and health related organizations as well as his many years spent with his golfing buddies at Columbia Country Club.

Memorial donations may be made to the S.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (1331 Elmwood Ave., Suite 140, Columbia, SC 29201). Please sign online guest book at

Pam Raley

Pamala Sue Brindley Raley, 56, of Madison, formerly of near Moorefield, passed away Tuesday, June 17th, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

She was born November 2nd, 1951, in Madison, the daughter of John O. and Mary A. Chatham Ralston. She was a 1969 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. She was a case worker for 18 years at Sandstone Industries/DSI and was co-manager of G.G.’s Grill in Vevay. She was a member of Manville Christian Church and enjoyed her grandchildren, antiquing and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Steven D. Raley; her daughters, Mary Jennifer Brindley of Vevay and Allison Michael Carrico of Carrollton, Kentucky; her son, Delbert Jeffrey Abbott of Madison; her stepdaughter, Shannon Russo of Louisville; her mother, Mary A. Chatham Shaw of Madison; her father and stepmother, John O. and Marcella Ralston of Madison; her sisters, Patricia Guthrie and Debra Garrett, both of Madison; her brother, John Timothy Ralston of Madison; her step sisters, Sandy Lynn Suter, Ileta McFarland and Marlene Marek, all of Madison, and Marsha Boston and Valerie Chatham, both of Hanover; her stepbrothers, Terry Robert Shaw of Madison and Ryan G. Shaw of Vevay; and six grandchildren. She was expecting her seventh grandchild, a granddaughter, in September.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Michael Brindley, who died January 16th, 1998; and her stepbrother, Billy Spry who died February 28th, 1985.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 21st, at Vail-Holt Funeral Homes Downtown Chapel. Burial was in Caledonia Cemetery near Moorefield. Memorial contributions may be made to Caledonia Cemetery Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home’s website at

Doris Hand

Doris M. Barber Hand, 82, of Madison, formerly of Vevay, died Wednesday, June 18th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born November 8th,1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Charles H. and Gladys V. Stein Barber. When she was still a child, her family moved to California. She was a graduate of Beverly Hills High School, where she played both trombone and French horn in the school band. During World War II, she labored in the shipyards in Portland, Oregon.

She and her husband owned and operated Hand’s Department Store in Vevay and then in Madison. She had also been employed as a statewide census taker and real estate agent in Madison. She was an avid bridge player, playing in many tournaments. She enjoyed spectator sports from the Little League games of her neighbor’s children to professional playoffs, gardening, solving crossword puzzles and time with friends and family. She was a community supporter with special interest in the Jefferson County Historical Society and in the recognition of our country’s veterans.

She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Quigley Alcorn and Patricia Lind, both of Madison; one son, George Hand of Madison; one sister, Jane Keeney of Madison; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, M. Keith Hand, whom she married March 26th, 1949, and who died January 30th, 2005; her parents; one niece; and one nephew.

The funeral was conducted by Randy Reed Sunday, June 22nd, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery there. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Jefferson County Historical Society or Madison Riverfront Development. Online condolences can be sent at

Ted Murray

Theodore “Ted” Murray, 63, of Holton, formerly of Rising Sun, passed away Sunday, June 22nd, at Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville.

He was born April 17th, 1945, in Laurel, Indiana, the son of Leonard Arthur and Jesslyn (Ball) Murray. He was an iron worker or Local 372 and was a member of Local 372 Iron Workers Union. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Lauren (Mansu) Murray; his sons, Theodore Anthony Murray of Cincinnati, Brian Murray and wife Jackie of Versailles, Shawn Murray and wife Sarah of Moores Hill, and Stephen Murray of Versailles; his daughters, Charlene Young of Batesville and Rebecca Whitaker and husband Russell of Vevay; his mother, Jesslyn Murray of Andersonville; his brothers, Richard Murray of Dillsboro, Leonard Arthur Murray, Jr., of Nashville, Indiana, and Adam Murray of St. Louis, Missouri; his sisters, Patricia Gratias of Garden Grove, California and Verna Lee Murray of Montana; and 16 grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 25th, by Reverend Larrie Waters, Robert Smith Sr., and Robert Smith, Jr., at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery near Rushville with military rites conducted at the graveside. Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.

William Moore

William Joseph “Billy Joe” Moore, 50, of Madison, died Friday, June 20th, at St. Catherine Regional Hospital in Charlestown.

He was born December 3rd, 1957, in Jefferson County, the son of William A. and Ruba Patterson Moore. He lived all of his life in Jefferson County and was a 1976 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He worked for 20 years as a crew leader at the Indiana Department of Transportation. He also farmed and enjoyed raising tobacco. He also enjoyed owning and racing horses. He was especially proud of his race horse North Wind Joy, who won him his biggest race. He was a member of Manville Christian Church.

He is survived by one daughter, Tonya Vester of Madison; two stepdaughters, Rebecca Greene and Jennifer Mason, both of Madison; one sister, Wanda Spurgeon of Lexington; one brother, James A. Moore of Dupont; two grandchildren; two aunts; two nieces; two nephews; and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his mother on February 25th, 1993; his father on September 29th, 1999; and one brother, Loyd Wayne Moore, in 1943.

The funeral was held Tuesday, June 24th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery near Canaan. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Mount Pleasant Cemetery or Manville Christian Church. Online condolences can be sent at

Norma Jean Lucas

Norma Jean (Greene) Lucas, 77, of Hanover, passed away Tuesday, June 17th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born September 13th, 1930, in Long Ridge, Kentucky, the daughter of Corwin “C.C.” and Anna Mae (Smith) Greene, who both preceded her in death. She was raised near Owenton and was a graduate of New Liberty High School.

She was united in marriage January 2nd, 1948, in Long Ridge, to Earl Lucas. Unto this union five daughters and two sons arrived to bless their home.

She resided for several years in Switzerland County after she was married, moving to Hanover in 1969. She was employed with the Madison Clinic for 2 5 years and had served as the custodian of Hanover Baptist Church for many years. She was a faithful member of Hanover Baptist Church. She also enjoyed participating in the Primetimers and Widowers and Singles groups. She enjoyed traveling, collecting spoons and various social clubs.

Survivors include her daughters, Cheryl MacMillan and husband Mac of Hamilton, Ohio, Charlene Dunbar and husband Gerald of Clarksville, Tennessee, Rhonda Geddes and husband Robert of Indianapolis, and Marcia Lucas of Madison; her son, Danny Lucas of Columbia, South Carolina; her brother, Jack Greene and wife Margie of Owenton, Kentucky; her sister-in-law, Diane Greene of Owenton; her grandchildren, Doug and Lee Edwards, Aaron McMahan; Derrick Dunbar; Neil and Kristin Koontz; and Shannon Lucas; her great-grandchildren, Natalie, Nathan, Sammy, Owen and Lillie; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Kenny Lucas in 1993; her infant daughter; and her brother, Jim Greene.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 21st, by Pastors J. D. Traylor and Jim Sparks at Hanover Baptist Church. Graveside services were held with burial in Owenton (Kentucky) Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hanover Baptist Church. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Marvey L. Elder

Marvey L. Elder, 85, of Scottsburg, formerly of Madison and Greensburg, passed away Tuesday, June 17th, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.

He was born April 27th, 1923, in a log cabin near Bear Branch, the son of William Jennings and Maude Holbert Elder. He attended school at Bear Branch and graduated from Dillsboro High School with honors. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on January 18th, 1943, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant, serving during World War II, serving in Company B 341st Infantry. He fought in Central Europe and was honorably discharged on Februaray 22nd, 1946, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. He was awarded the American Theatre Ribbon; the EAME with one bronze star; the Asiatic Pacific Theater; Good Conduct Medal; and World War II Victory Medal.

He w as united in marriage in 1947, to Adaleen Auxier Elder, who died May 7th, 1964.

He was employed for many years as a journeyman electrician with Union Local 369 in Louisville, Kentucky, retiring in 1988 from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church near Bear Branch. He was also a member of Amvets Post #10 where he was a charter member; member of the Moose Lodge; and was a life member of VFW Post 5584. He enjoyed traveling the United States, especially out West. He enjoyed eating out with family and friends, reading Louis L’Amour books, and riding and fixing motorcycles.

Survivors include his daughters, LuAnn Althoff and husband Steven of Hanover and Linda Welch Hawsey and husband Robert of Thonotosassa, Florida; his adopted daughter, Vickie Burton of Madison; his daughter-in-law, Juanita Elder of Marietta, Georgia; his brothers, William Elder, Vernon Elder and Larry Elder, all of Dillsboro; his sisters, Elsie Widing of Jupiter, Florida and Mary Opal Scott of Dillsboro; his grandchildren, Matthew, Mark, Julie Ann, David Michael, Cami, Coti, Shawn, Jessica, Jaime and Anthony; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; his son, John Marvin Elder in 1999; his companion, Deloris Hunter; his brothers, James, Gordon and Wilbur Elder; and his sisters, Freda Elder, Jessie Smith and Margaret Baker.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 20th, by Reverend Troy Hedges at Indiana Veterans Memorial Chapel in Madison. Burial was in Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Full military honors were conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Resident Activities Fund at Hickory Creek of Scottsburg. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at