Obituaries week of 12-13-07


James Stultz

James Allen “Bobe” Stultz, 61, of Vevay, passed away Monday, December 10th, at Mountain Crest Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was born October 10th, 1946, in Cincinnati, the son of James and Betty (Newman) Stultz. He was a 1965 graduate of Vevay High School and was inducted into the U.S. Marine Corps on June 7th, 1965, in Indianapolis, rising to the rank of sergeant. He was honorably discharged February 5th, 1969, in Albany, Georgia. He served during the Vietnam War, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Sharpshooter Badge Rifle M-14, Vietnam Campaign Medal with device and the Vietnam Service Medal with one star.

After serving his country he was employed with the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay where he was a supervisor and managed up to 300 people. He was later employed as a maintenance welder for Cincinnati Gas & Electric in Cincinnati, Ohio. He will be remembered for his love of spending time with his family and was an avid hunter, trapper and fisherman. He was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396.

Survivors include his daughters, Janna Marie Sweeney and husband Trevor of Vevay and Amanda Schuchardt and husband Kraig of Jeffersonville; his son, James Wenson Stultz, Jr., of Charleston, South Carolina; his grandchildren, Jordon Hinman, Kameron Pavy, Olivia Pavy, and Ella Schuchardt; his sisters, Jackie Johnson and husband Bucky of Ohio, Evelyn Dunaway and husband Wayne of Rising Sun, Lyn Hall and husband Roger of Lamb, Jerry Harmon and husband Joe of Greensburg, Volina South and husband Mike of Vevay, and Mary Stultz and companion Danny Turner of Vevay; his mother, Betty Stultz of Vevay; his half sisters, Greta Peters and husband Vern of Ohio and Loretta Knisley and husband Dave of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Wenson Stultz, Sr.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) by Scott Kollman at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery with military rites conducted at the graveside by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay American Legion and Vevay VFW Relief Funds. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Lomon A. Hornsby

Lomon A. Hornsby, 80, of near Quercus Grove, passed away Wednesday, December 5th, at his home.

He was born June 7th, 1927, in Clay County, Kentucky, the son of Alex and Minty (Tankersley) Hornsby. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Whitewater Aggregate in Harrison, Ohio. He also worked in the coal mines in Kentucky and owned and operated a dairy farm with his family. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church near East Enterprise.

On January 6th, 1950, he married Christine Davidson, who died April 14th, 2007.

Survivors include his sons, Gary Hornsby and wife Barbara of Hanover, Andre Hornsby and wife Terry of Rising Sun, and Lester Hornsby and wife Iva of Rising Sun; his daughters, Pam Kreutzjans and husband Tim of Holton, Sheila Shaw and husband Ronnie of East Enterprise, and Edie Eads and husband Alan of Melbourne, Kentucky; his brother, J.B. Hornsby; his sisters, Margene Farmer and Dean Spring; his grandchildren, Brian Hornsby and wife Missy, Kelli Schulz and husband Brian, Andrea May and husband Mike, Derrick Snyder, Andrew Kreutzjans, Kristen Hornsby, Courtney Snyder, Myles Hornsby, Erika Hornsby, Cameron Shaw and Chloe Eads; his great-grandchildren, Sydney and Alyssa Hornsby and Dylan and Dustin May.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Georgia and Naomia; and his brothers, Lige, Aaron, Nick and Eric Hornsby.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 8th, by Pastor William Albert Owens at New Liberty Baptist Church near East Enterprise. Burial was in New Liberty Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to New Liberty Cemetery Association. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun was in charge of arrangements.

David Smith

W. David “Red” Smith, 87, of Fishers, Indiana, passed away Friday, December 7th, at Castleton Health Care Center in Indianapolis. He was a former resident of Liberty, Indiana for 56 years.

He was born in Milford, Illinois October 16th, 1920, to Russell H. and Doris (Orem) Smith. He was a graduate of Vevay High School and formerly lived near Fairview. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army’s 347th Infantry Division in France and Germany.

He was married to Lura Mae Patterson in Vevay, September 25th, 1942. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in September, 2007.

He was a manager of Quality Control at AVCO in Richmond, and after the close of AVCO became manager of Quality Control at Heckethorn Manufacturing in Dyersburg, Tennessee. He was an expert in the quality of ammunition made for testing. He was also a broker with Lingle Real Estate in Liberty and Brookville.

He was a member of East 91st Street Christian Church in Indianapolis, the Masonic Lodge, and was a former member of the Liberty Church of Christ.

His survivors include his wife, Lura; daughters Carol (Bob) Whitlock and Lynn Nestler; his grandsons, Scott (Kimberly) Whitlock, Shawn (Gracie) Whitlock, Stephen (Rachael) Whitlock, Skipp Whitlock and Douglas Nestler; his great-grandchildren, Jessica, Jack, Emma, Mae, Millie, Noah and Della Whitlock; his sister, Ruby Dunning of Lawrenceburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at Showalter, Blackwell, Long Funeral Home, Fosdick Chapel, Liberty, Indiana. Wednesday, December 12th. Graveside services were held Wednesday afternoon with burial in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Church of Christ or I. U. Diabetes Research. For further information or to sign the online guest book, visit:

Verna Smith

Verna Lillian Smith, 87, of Florence, passed away Saturday, December 8th, at The Waters of Rising Sun.

She was born April 29th, 1920, in Oakdale, Nebraska, the daughter of Charles and Flossie Belle (Wilson) Schwarting. She graduated from high school in 1937 and was a homemaker.

She was married to Donald M. Smith.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 14th, at Ashburn Funeral Home, 209 North Elm Street, Plainview, Nebraska.. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Nebraska. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home there. Local arrangements were handled by Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun.

Hazel Underwood

Hazel Amelia Cash Underwood, 92, of Volga, Indiana, passed away Monday, December 10th, at Hanover Health & Rehabilitation in Hanover.

She was born November 9th, 1915, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Peter and Jessie Griffey Cash, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in the Volga community, residing there all of her life. She was a 1933 graduate of Scottland School near Volga. She was a faithful member of the Hopewell Baptist Church, serving as treasurer for over 20 years. She held many other offices in the church over the years.

She was united in marriage to Carl K. Underwood and they shared many years of marriage together until his death on March 23rd, 1984. Unto this union one son, Roy Carl, arrived to bless their home on September 30th, 1944.

She worked on the farm with her husband and son. She was also a fire tower matron for several years in Jefferson County. She was also a telephone operator for the Volga community for several years. She also helped with the in home library in Volga for several years. In her spare time she enjoyed watching religious shows on television, fishing, walking, traveling, working crossword puzzles and raising flowers.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews; great-nieces, including Trina Hart and husband Dan of Pleasant who were her caregivers; great-nephews and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; her son, Roy Carl Underwood on June 9th, 2003; her sisters, Mary Hendricks, Nellie Alvey and Gertie Maddox; and her brothers, Harry, Bill, Ben, Jimmy and Robert L. Cash.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, December 14th, by Reverend Frank Heil at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery in Volga, Indiana. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m. today (Thursday) and Friday from 9 a.m. until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to Hopewell Cemetery Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at