Obituaries week of 12-20-07


Norman Scott

Norman Lee “Scotty” Scott, 75, of Vevay, passed away Thursday, December 13th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born September 14th, 1932, in Switzerland County, the son of William S. and Mildred Anna Mary (Bramier) Scott, who both preceded him in death.

He was united in marriage on August 1st, 1953, to Minnie Rebecca Bowman. Unto this union three daughters and a son arrived to bless their home.

He was always a farmer at heart and enjoyed farming as long as his health permitted. He was a former truck driver for Paul Rohe Paving Company and a bottling company in Dearborn County. He was also employed with the Keeco Company in the maintenance department in Florence, Kentucky. He was also employed as a security guard for the Dayton Walther Company in Carrollton, Kentucky. He enjoyed fishing, boating and was a jack of all trades. He was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post 185, Vevay VFW Post 5396 and Spring Branch Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughters, Marcia Brett and husband Gary of Rising Sun, Christy McMahan and husband Donnie of Madison and Connie McCarty and husband Mike of Vevay; his son, Mark Scott and wife Kari of Newark, Ohio; his grandchildren, Day, Tracy, Michelle, Becky, Brandon, Megan, Madison, Tyler, Damon and Darrin; his great-grandson, Jaydon Johns; and his brothers, William Earl Scott of Marietta, Georgia and Eddie Scott of Columbus.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Rebecca (Bowman) Scott; his sisters, Virginia Ann Scott, LaDora Cook and Dorothy Wiggins; his brother, Donald Scott; his nephew, Michael Scott; and his nieces, Donna and Susan Wiggins.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 17th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. 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

Larry Wood, Jr.

Larry “Gene” Wood, Jr., 37, of Milton, Kentucky, formerly of Hanover, passed away Saturday, December 15th, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

He was born September 5th, 1970, in Madison, the son of Larry G. Wood, Sr., and Agnes Smith Geisler. He resided most of his life in Jefferson County and was a 1988 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He had attended Ivy Tech for engineering. He was baptized and was of the Baptist faith. He was employed for the past six years with Armor Metal Group in Madison as a tool and die machinist. He formerly worked for Madison Tool & Die and Clifty Engineering in Madison for several years. He was a member of the Madison Moose Lodge #765. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, playing Texas Hold ’em, collecting John Deere items and telling jokes.

Survivors include his parents, Bobby and Agnes Smith Geisler of Milton, Kentucky; his sisters, Shannon Mefford and husband Gary of Dupont and Melissa Geisler of Milton, Kentucky; his maternal grandmother, Myrtle Smith of Madison; his nieces, Dana and Miranda Mefford; several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Larry G. Wood, Sr., who died in 1973; his brother, Shawn Eric Wood who died in 1972; his maternal grandpa, Morgan Smith who died in 1987; his paternal grandparents, Stewart and Edith Wood of Vevay; and his paternal grandparents, Alva and Faye Geisler.

Funeral services conducted Tuesday, December 18th, by Dan Corbin at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery on Hall’s Ridge near Canaan. Memorial contributions may be made to the Larry “Gene” Wood, Jr. Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

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.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Harold, Alfred, James and Russell “Johnny” Smith.

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:

Louis Shadday

Louis Shadday, 75, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Jefferson County, passed away Monday, December 17th, at Columbus Ohio Hospital.

Memorial services are being arranged and will be announced by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison.