Obituaries week of 1-13-11

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Melvin Jones

Melvin Roy Jones, 59, of East Enterprise, passed away at 5:05 a.m. Tuesday, January 11th, 2011, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. A full obituary will be printed in next week’s edition of this newspaper.

Rosie Craig

Rosetta V. “Rosie” (Niccum) Craig, 93, of Dillsboro, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 4:22 a.m. Wednesday, January 112th, 2011, at The Waters of Dillsboro-Ross Manor in Dillsboro.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. A full obituary will be printed in next week’s edition of this newspaper.

Bob Furnish

Robert Welch “Bob” Furnish, 83, of Vevay, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Monday, January 10th, 2011, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

He was born October 10th, 1927, in Madison, the son of Colonel Edward and Helen (Welch) Furnish, who both preceded him in death. He resided in Switzerland county most of his life and was a 1945 graduate of Vevay High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on February 1 2th, 1946, in Indianapolis, rising to the rank of Private First Class, serving with Headquarter & Headquarter Company 1290 Engineer Combat Battalion, serving during World War II. For his service to his country he received the World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on March 30th, 1947, at Fort Benning, Georgia.

He married his high school sweetheart, Mary Lou Bovard, on September 10th, 1946, near East Enterprise. Unto this union one son and two daughters arrived.

He was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church and Vevay American Legion Post 185. Robert and Mary Lou Furnish owned the “Furnish Footwear” store for 17 years. (The shoe store was formerly located on Ferry Street adjacent to what is now the MainSource Bank). He worked for the Jones Thompson Construction Company from 1959 to 1965 and helped to build the Markland Dam. He worked for the United States Postal Service as a rural carrier from 1965 to 1988. He was a tobacco farmer all of his life and enjoyed being outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and looked forward to the “hunting season.” He and Mary Lou wintered in Ancient Oaks, Florida on Lake Okeechobee, where he could hunt, fish and play pool. He was an excellent marksman and participated in local trap shooting events well into his 80s.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, January 14th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay where friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today (Thursday, January 13th). Reverends Ronald Sandidge, Frank McClanahan and Lenny Thorpe will officiate. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Honor Guard of Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Marilyn Faber

Marilyn Grace Faber, 78, of Aurora, passed away Monday, January 10th, 2011 in Milan.

She was born Monday, October 3rd, 1932, in Aurora, the daughter of the late Orville Hilker and the late Dorothy Noppert Hilker. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Beta Sigma Phi, Mary Makers, St. Vincent de Paul, and Anchor Retiree Club. She was also a founding member of the Heart House, and for over 35 years was associated with the Red Cross/Hoxworth Blood Center as a volunteer. Marilyn was voted woman of the year. She worked as a packer for Anchor Glass, retiring after 34 years of service. She loved to play cards and games, and was a fanatic about flags. She hated misspelled words, but loved her family, grandkids, and helping others.

Surviving are  her sons, Jeff (Donna) Faber of Florence, Andrew (Julie) Faber of Aurora, Stephen (Catie) Faber of Aurora; her sisters, Audrey Speier of Lafayette and Betty  Tyler of Aurora; her aunt, Anna  Thomas of Aurora; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and  cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Faber; her son, Gregory; her sisters, Regina Boerst and Christina Strautman; and grandsons, Scott Faber and Harley Tate.

Friends will be received 4-8 p.m. Friday, January 14th, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 203 Fourth Street, Aurora. Funeral Mass will be held at the church Saturday, January 15th, at 11 a.m. with Father Stephen Donahue officiating. Interment will follow in the Riverview Cemetery in Aurora. 

Contributions may be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic School or St. Vincent de Paul through Rullman Hunger Funeral Home in Aurora.Visit: www.rullmans.com.

Billy Dale Scott

William Dale “Billy Dale” Scott, 61, of Madison, passed away at 10:13 a.m. Thursday, January 6th, 2011, at his home near Madison.

He was born September 2nd, 1949, in Madison, the son of the late Lloyd Delmer and Jeanette Jester Scott. He resided all of his life on Scott’s Ridge in Jefferson County and was a 1969 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He had farmed all of his life and had worked as a mechanic for Brown’s Farm Implement in Moorefield for many years. He also worked for the family business at Scott’s Saw Mill and from time to time for Vest’s Saw Mill. He had last worked as a mechanic for Martin’s Farm Supply in Vevay. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing music and farming. He was a member of the Dry Fork Band and the Dry Fork Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Kelly Dirksen and husband Tim of Madison; his son, Brett Scott and companion Heather Ehlers of Madison; his grandson, Logan Scott; his sisters, Cheryl Scott and companion Bennie Chandler of Madison and Sue Ellen Eaton and husband Jim of Madison; his nieces, Jamie Sue Gammons and Jessica Chandler; his nephew, Jerry Dale Eaton; several cousins and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his grandparents.

Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Mike Barnes Sunday, January 9th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Brooksburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Billy Dale Scott Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Beverly Herin

Beverly Lee Lotshaw Herin, 73, of Canaan, passed away at 10:25 p.m. Monday, January 10th, 2011, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.

She was born March 11th, 1937, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of the late Eugene and Golda Hazel Lotshaw. She was raised in Ripley County and was a 1954 graduate of Versailles High School.

She was united in marriage on September 22nd, 1958, at Tyson United Methodist Church in Versailles to Ralph E. Herin. This union was blessed with one son and two daughters.

She had resided in the Canaan community since 1958. She enjoyed helping her husband farm and raising her family. She was a faithful member of the Hick’s Baptist Church and had served on the ladies aid with the church. She was a leader for the Jefferson County 4-H for over 30 years. She was a member of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau and was named Farm Wife of the Year and had served as a board member. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed taking care of the farm records, her flowers and being with family.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Ralph E. Herin of Canaan; her son, Stephen Herin of Canaan; her daughters, Belinda McIntyre and husband Joe of West Chester, Ohio, and Beth Michelle Herin of Columbus, Ohio; her brother, Robert Lotshaw and wife Pam of Peoria, Arizona; her grandchildren, Kimberly Cline and husband John; Sara Welsh; Joseph Michael McIntyre and wife Jennifer; and Matthew David McIntyre; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, one great-niece and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Franklin Herin; and her sisters-in-law, Ruth Bevis and Dorothy Sellers.

Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Ron Lee at 1 p.m. Friday, January 14th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today (Thursday, January 13th) and from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Velma McKay

Velma Jo Banta McKay, 77, of Henryville, formerly of Vevay and Kent, passed away at 10:50 a.m.Tuesday, January 11th, 2011, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.

She was born August 29th, 1933, in Switzerland County near Braytown, the daughter of the late Graham Edward and Gertrude Mae Harmon Banta. She was raised in Switzerland County and attended school there.

She was united in marriage on August 25th, 1950, in Vevay to Brother Joseph Clyde McKay. This happy union was blessed with four daughters and one son. She was a faithful supporter of her husband’s call to the ministry.

She was a private babysitter for many years and had worked in housekeeping at Hanover College. While ministering in Hebron, Kentucky, she worked in the cafeteria at Conner High School in Hebron, Kentucky. She had helped serve in ministry at Carter’s Creek in Campbellsburg, Indiana; Coffee Creek Christian Church in Paris Crossing, Indiana; Kent Christian Church for 18 years in Kent, Indiana; Hebron Church of Christ for five years; Mt. Tabor Christian Church in Salem, Indiana for four and one-half years; and currently with Paynesville Christian Church in Paynesville, Indiana. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, being with her children and grandchildren. Raising flowers brought much joy to her life. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She will be remembered for her loving, caring nature and warm smile.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Brother Joseph Clyde “Joe” McKay of Henryville; her son, Eric McKay and wife Teresa of Jeffersonville; her daughters, Brenda Gittner and husband Fred of Greenville, Indiana, Rhonda Bowyer and husband Brother Jim Bowyer of Clarksville, Carol Ann Hargett and husband Mike of Fairborn, Ohio, and Darlene Adams and husband Carlin of Burlington, Kentucky; her sisters, Phyllis Hensley and husband Charles of Deputy and Mary Charlotte May and husband Carlos of Hanover; her grandchildren, John, Linda Jo, Tammy, David, Mark, Joleen, J.D., Michelle, Nicholas, Kyle and Katie; her great-grandchildren, Cheryl, Jerret, Lauren, Shane, Ian, Ethan, Brady, Braxton and Macaiah; her brother-in-law, Brother Jerry McKay and wife Joann of Memphis, Indiana; her sister-in-law, Emme Lou Hartley of Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by her nephew, Michael Hensley; and her niece, Becky Gregory.

Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Jim Bowyer Saturday, January 15th, at 11 a.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Louisville Bible College. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.