Obituaries week of 11-20-08


Johnny Andrew

John B. “Johnny” Andrew, 66, of Vevay, passed away Tuesday, November 18th, near his home.

He was born July 23rd, 1942, in Madison, the son of Stanley and Jean (Heath) Andrew, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Jefferson County and was a 1960 graduate of Central High School. He was employed at Maddox Tobacco Warehouse in Madison for several years after high school.

He was united in marriage on July 9th, 1964, in Hanover, to Jeanette Bowman. Unto this union two sons and a daughter arrived to bless their home.

He was a farmer and had farmed all of his life on his farm on the east end of Vevay the past 44 years. He always raised a large crop of tobacco and enjoyed raising his cattle. He was a member of the Switzerland County Antique Tractor Club and was very proud of his 1954 MTA antique tractor. He was active in the Switzerland County Extension Club and was a 4-H leader for 16 years. He was the Jefferson 2 precinct committeeman for the Switzerland County Republican Party and was a member of Switzerland County Farm Bureau. He was instrumental in the pedal pull at the Switzerland County 4-H Fair every year. He will be remembered for his famous saying, “It’ll Be Alright.”

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Andrew of Vevay; his sons, Billy Andrew of Vevay and Jay Andrew and wife Jennifer of Lugoff, South Carolina; his daughter, Jill Richards and husband James of Mount Sterling; his grandchildren, Ethan, Jason, Christopher, Brenden, Dakota and Peyton; his brother, Don Andrew and wife Judy of Dillsboro; his sister, Judy Smith and husband David of Madison; his niece, Suzanne Broadhead and husband Rob of Franklin, Tennessee; his nephews, Michael Andrew and wife Melissa of Rising Sun and Jeff Andrew and wife Jackie of Terre Haute; his great-nephews, Timmy, Ian, Tommy and Ben; and his great-niece, Rebecca.

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 22nd, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. Friday, November 21st. Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnny Andrew 4-H Endowment, in care of the Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Jessie Kilgore

Jessie Jewel Cashion Kilgore, 101, of Clearwater Beach, Florida and New Richmond, Ohio, passed away Friday, October 31st, at the Meadowwood Care Center in Georgetown, Ohio.

She was born in the Hurdlow community of Franklin County, the daughter of the late Franklin T. Cashion and Betty Payton Cashion. She was a seamstress and homemaker.

Survivors include her daughters, Betty Lawrence of Georgetown, Ohio, Alice Lorene Downing of Vevay, Cora Mentzel of Cincinnati, Ohio, Tillie Kilgore and Connie Spears, both of New Richmond, Ohio; her sister, Sarah Mundy of Florida; 61 grandchildren, including Linda Furnish of Vevay and Ron Downing of Moorefield; 124 great-grandchildren; 66 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Floyd “Bud” Kilgore; her sons, Richard Kilgore, Charles Kilgore, Roy Kilgore, Philip Kilgore, Donald Kilgore, Floyd Kilgore, Jr., and William Clark; and her daughters, Joann O’Donell, Norma Lindsay and Ethel Murray.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 7th, at the Manchester Funeral Home Chapel in Manchester, Tennessee. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery in Tullahoma, Tennessee.

Harold Kinman

Harold Wayne Kinman, 63, of Bedford, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, November 16th, at his home near Bedford, Kentucky.

He was born August 20th, 1945, in Ghent, Kentucky, the son of Donald and Kathryn Fresh Kinman. He was raised in Trimble County and was a graduate of Madison High School. He resided for many years in Madison, residing in Bedford since 1995. He retired after 36 years of employment with Reliance Electric in Madison. He worked for seven years at Boonie’s Water Conditioning, delivering bottled water. He also had driven a school bus for Trimble County Head Start for one year.

He was united in marriage to Sandra Spencer on October 5th, 1995, in Bedford, Kentucky.

He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints – LaGrange Ward in Crestwood, Kentucky. He had a great love for music and enjoyed playing the guitar and piano, singing, and performing with his family “The Kinman Family” at the Ross Country Jamboree in Scottsburg. He was a devoted husband, father and grandpa. He was a great friend who always had a smile on his face.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Spencer Kinman of Bedford; his daughters, Kim Hoagland and husband Gary of Hanover and Jamie Kinman of Madison; his sons and stepdaughter, David and Casey Kinman of Hendersonville, Tennessee, Jeffrey Kinman and wife Elizabeth of Madison; his brother, Donnie Kinman of Madison; his grandchildren, Chris and Cory Hoagland; Tyler, Tori and Jake Kinman; Logan and Ali Kinman; Savannah Thornton and Trisston Hayes; several cousins and other relatives; his aunts and uncle, Loretta Wilker of Carrollton, Kentucky, Lucille and Perry Boldery of Milton, Kentucky, and Leona Kinman of LaGrange, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Kinman; his mother, Kathryn Fresh Kinman Whitaker; and his grandparents, Bryan and Opal Brown Kinman.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 19th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison by Bishop Jeff Langford. Interment was in Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky. Memorial contributions may be made to the Harold Wayne Kinman Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Harry Turner

Harry Turner, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away Sunday, November 16th, at his home in Huntington Beach, California.

He and his family moved to California 59 years ago. He retired as a middle school principal. He graduated from Patriot High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Danville College and his master’s degree from Indiana University.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gaye; his sons, Gary, Greg and Tim; his grandchildren, Kristen, Daniel and Janelle, all of California; his brothers and sisters, Lionel, Larry and Frank Turner, Vandora Steward, Rita Waltz and Judy Weston.

He w as preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence, Susie and Lillian Turner; his brothers, Warren, Donnie and Stanley Turner, and Paul Scudder; and his sister, Wilma Turner.