Obituaries week of 12-25-08

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Dakota Cormell

Dakota Joseph Cormell, stillborn infant son of Joseph David Cormell and Bethany Lyn Gatto of Vevay, passed away Tuesday, December 16th, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

Survivors include his parents, Joseph David Cormell and Bethany Lyn Gatto of Vevay; his sisters, Maia, Jada, Emma, Rachel and Sara; his brothers, Brandon, Jason, Mike and Nicolas; his grandparents, David Cormell of Cincinnati, Ohio, Brenda Cormell of Florence, Kentucky, Dennis Gyure of Florence, Kentucky, and Richard Griffis of Cincinnati, Ohio; his great-grandmother, Evelyn Albert of Youngstown, Ohio; his aunts, Amy Cormell of Cleveland, Ohio, Jennifer Cormell of Florence, Kentucky, and Tiffany Griffis of Vevay.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Paulett Griffis; and his great-grandfather, Joe Albert.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 19th, by Rev. Ronald Sandidge at Vevay Cemetery Chapel. Interment followed in Vevay Cemetery. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

George Armes

George Ray Armes, 80, of Canaan and Bennington, passed away Thursday, December 18th, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.

He was born May 10th, 1928, in Lynch, Kentucky, the son of James Otis and Gladys M. (Simpson) Armes, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Lynch, Kentucky, where he attended high school. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on March 15th, 1945, in Huntington, West Virginia, rising to the rank of Tec 5, serving during World War II. He served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and for his service he earned the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged on December 12th, 1946, at Fort Sheridan, Illinois.

He was united in marriage on February 28th, 1947, in Oakridge, Tennessee, to Betty Marcella Meadows. Unto this union four sons and two daughters arrived to bless their home. After the death of his first wife, he was united in marriage on November 28th, 1998, at the Brushy Fork Baptist Church, to Effie (Beard) Cook.

He was employed as a machine repairman for Ford Motor Company in Indianapolis, retiring in 1991, after 25 years of service. He was a member of Brushy Fork Baptist Church, Switzerland Lodge #122 F&AM and New Palestine Masonic Lodge. He had served as Past Master of both lodges. He will be remembered for his love of the outdoors and his family.

Survivors include his wife, Effie (Beard) Cook Armes of Bennington; his sons, David Howard Armes of Fairland, Clifton Edward Armes and his wife Jane of Fountaintown, Douglas King Armes and his wife Barbara of Indianapolis, and Kenneth Wayne Armes and his wife Deborah of Greenfield ; his stepson, Gary Cook and his wife Bev of Canaan; his sister, Susie Nichols of Key West, Florida; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and one step-great-granddaughter.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Marcella (Meadows) Armes; his daughters, Georgina and Sarah Armes; his brother, James Armes; and his sister, Virita Armes.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 20th, by Nelson Turner of Switzerland Lodge #122 F&AM at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Military rites were conducted by the Honor Guard of Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396 Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland County EMS. Online condolences may be sent to thefamily via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

David Turner

David “Big Chew” Turner, 81, of Patriot, passed away Saturday, December 20th, at The Waters of Rising Sun.

He was born December 24th, 1926, in Switzerland County, the son of Thomas and LulaBelle (Smith) Turner. He was a retired construction worker for Turner Construction, worked various factory jobs, and was a security guard at Belterra Casino Resort & Spa. He was a member of the CB Club, Coon Hunters Club, and Grant’s Creek Independent Baptist Church.

On October 6th, 1949, he married Patsy Curry, who survives.

Other survivors include his son, Leroy Turner and wife Donna of Patriot; his daughters, Joyce Blackson of Patriot and Cheryl Abplanalp and husband Mark of Rising sun; his brothers, George Turner of Allensville, Marion Turner of Moorefield and Tommy Turner of Patriot; his sister, Vella Hufford of Florida; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, David Wayne Turner; his daugher, Rosemary Faye Goff; and his sister, Virginia Martin.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 23rd, by Pastor Eric Moore at Grant’s Creek Baptist Church. Burial was in East View Cemetery in Patriot. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Grant’s Creek Baptist Church.

O’Vida Young

O’Vida Faye Thomas Young, 76, of Walton, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, December 18th, at St. Luke Hospital West in Florence, Kentucky.

She was born November 25th, 1932, in Gallatin County, Kentucky, the daughter of Ralph Leroy and Lillian (Skirvin) Thomas, who both preceded her in death. She was a self-employed caregiver for elderly people in their homes. She was a member of Paint Lick Baptist Church in Warsaw, Kentucky.

Survivors include her daughter, Sharon C. Young Finfrock of Dry Ridge, Kentucky; her sons, Troy E. Young of Dry Ridge, Ronald L. Young of Morning View, Kentucky and Dallas L. Young of Dry Ridge; her brother, Donald S. Thomas of Patriot; her sister, Barbara Ann Jones of Oiltrough, Arkansas; four grrandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Robert Eldon Young, who died November 24th, 1995.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Steve Rust Sunday, December 21st, at Hamilton-Stanley Funeral Home in Verona, Kentucky. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery in Verona. Memorials may be made to Gideons International Memorial Bibles, P.O. Box 965, Florence, KY 41042 or Community Family Church, 11875 Taylor Mill Rd., Taylor Mill, KY 41015. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleyfuneralhomes.com.

Harold Jackson

Harold Melvin “Hickory” Jackson, 88, of Madison, passed away Wednesday, December 17th, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was born April 5th, 1920, in Canaan, the son of Harrison and Hazel Stewart Jackson, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Canaan and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was united in marriage in 1941, to Mildred R. Demaree in Madison. Unto this union one son and one daughter arrived to bless their home.

He was inducted into the U.S. Army on October 17th, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky, during World War II. He rose to the rank of Technician Fourth Grade serving in Company C 22nd Tank Battalion. He fought in the battles of the Rhineland, Central Europe, the Ardennes and in the Battle of the Bulge. He was honorably discharged on August 1st, 1945, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, receiving the EAME Theater Ribbon with Two Bronze Stars and the Good Conduct Medal. He worked as a grader operator for Local 181 and traveled all over the United States working on the Interstate System from 1945 until retiring in 1982. He attended Calvary Baptist Church; was a 50-year member of Canaan Masonic Lodge #581 F & AM; and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis; and Madison VFW Post 1969. He also enjoyed traveling, watching baseball games and IU basketball games.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mildred R. Demaree Jackson of Madison; his son, James Darrell Jackson and his wife Phyllis of Madison; his daughter, Carolyn Beavers and her husband Jack of Lithia, Florida; his brother, Merle Jackson and his wife Delores of Madison; his sister, Betty June Brown and her husband Bob of Vevay; his grandchildren, Lisa White and her husband Richard and Valerie Beavers; his great-grandsons, Eric and Dylan White; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Carlysle Jackson, Alois Jackson and Raymond Jackson.

Funeral services wiere conducted Monday, December 22nd, by Pastor Mike Hamby at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment followed in the Indiana Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Madison with military honors conducted in the chapel by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. Masonic services were conducted by Canaan Masonic Lodge #581, F & AM Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or Madison VFW Post 1969 Relief Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Carl Mace

Carl Michael Mace, 59, of Anderson, formerly of Rising Sun, passed away Thursday, December 18th, at St. John’s Hospital in Anderson.

He was born November 9th, 1949, in Milan, the son of Carl and Shirley (Wainscott) Mace, who both preceded him in death.

Survivors include his cousins, Brenda Wainscott and Rick Wainscott.

A memorial service was held Monday, December 22nd, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Anderson.