Obituaries week of 12-4-08

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Journey Bates

Journey Bates, age 4, of Vevay, passed away Wednesday, December 3rd, at her home.

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

Jack Sullivan

Warren T. “Jack” Sullivan, Jr., 90, of Vevay, formerly of Florence, passed away Thursday, November 27th, at Swiss Villa Living Center in Vevay.

He was born August 27th, 1918, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Warren T. Sr., and Hallie (Butler) Sullivan. He was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1936 graduate of Vevay High School. He played varsity basketball all four years of high school and served as captain of the team. He was a 1941 graduate of Purdue University School of Pharmacy. He was inducted into the U.S. Navy in October, 1941, rising to the rank of Lieutenant during World War II. He was honorably discharged on January 19th, 1946, in Boston, Massachusetts.

He grew up in his father’s pharmacy which was purchased from L.W. Golay in 1919. He purchased the pharmacy from his father in 1955 and operated it until he closed it on October 1st, 1996. He then began working part time for Perry & Dunbar Drug Store in Madison from 1997-2006.

He was united in marriage in 1944, to Alice Lorraine Huston. Unto this union arrived sons, Bill and Ted to bless their home. He was later married to Wanda Louise Hatton in August, 1958. Unto this union arrived Lisa Kay, Patrick and Jackie to bless their home. He was united in marriage on July 26th, 1981, to Genevieve Duvall “Jennie” Simmons in Vevay. They shared 21 happy years of marriage together until her death on August 9th, 2002.

He was a devoted community servant of Vevay and Switzerland County, he gave endless hours of his talent and wisdom to so many projects to benefit his beloved community. He was a member of Switzerland Masonic Lodge #122 F & AM; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis and the Murat Shrine; Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church; Vevay American Legion Post 185; Vevay VFW Post 5396; Kiwanis Club of Vevay, where he held every office, was the historian of the club and program chairman for many years; he served as Governor of the Indiana District of Kiwanis in 1953 and was currently the oldest living Governor; Jack was named a George F. Hixson Fellow in 1989, by Kiwanis International. He also received the Tablet of Honor from Kiwanis International Foundation for his 60-plus years of service to Kiwanis; in 1969, he served on the board to help build the new Switzerland County High School in Vevay; Madison Country Club; Madison Moose Lodge #765; founding member of the Paul Ogle Foundation for 28 years; Vevay Switzerland County Foundation for 12 years; Switzerland County Natural Gas Company board; Switzerland County Board of Health; Markland Dam Development Committee.

He was instrumental in helping to locate the U.S. Shoe Corporation and Randall-Textron companies to Vevay; and the Swiss Wine Festival Committee; the Kosair Children’s Hospital board of directors; the Switzer Square Senior Citizens board of directors for many years. He was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor O’Bannon in 2003. Three of Jack’s proudest moments were being awarded the Chamber of Commerce Paul Ogle Community Service Award in 1993, and the Paul Ogle Foundation honoring him with the naming of the Jack Sullivan Building of the Switzerland County Senior Citizens Center in Vevay after him and serving as Grand Marshal of the Swiss Wine Festival Parade in 1994. Jack was known for his personal service to his community while a pharmacist, he always went above the call of duty to get his clients their prescriptions, at all hours and days. Jack enjoyed boating, socializing, flying, his family and friends.

Survivors include his sons: William F. “Bill” Sullivan and wife Rosemary of Vevay, Ted Sullivan and wife Linda of Madison; and Pat Sullivan and wife Phyllis of Scottsburg; his daughters, Lisa Sullivan Rieman and husband Reggie of East Enterprise, Jackie Fugate and husband Henry of Scottsburg; his stepdaughters, Pam Hambrick and husband Dean of Vevay and Judy Cole of Austin, Texas; his brother, Mac L. Sullivan and wife Ann of Indianapolis;14 grandchildren, several step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren;his nephew Tom and his niece Nancy.

He was preceded in death by his father, Warren T. Sullivan Sr. on May 28th, 1954; his mother: Hallie Butler Sullivan on July 6th, 1940; his brother, William F. Sullivan on October 19th, 1938; his stepmother, Isabel Long Gilbert Sullivan on November 27th, 1995; his wives, Alice Lorraine Husten Sullivan in 1963; Wanda Louise Hatton Sullivan on October 28th, 1982; and Genevieve “Jennie” Duvall Simmons Sullivan on August 9th, 2002.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 1st, by Reverends Roger Parrot and Tammy Roberts at the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay. Burial followed in Vevay Cemetery with full military honors conducted by Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396 Honor Guards. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Switzerland Masonic Lodge #122 F & AM conducted Masonic services Sunday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Jack Sullivan Pharmacy Scholarship, in care of Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Lionel G. Reed

Lionel G. “Bud” Reed, age 83, of Pleasant, passed away Thursday, November 27th, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was born December 12th, 1924, in Jefferson County, the son of Leslie Carlisle and Maude (Peters) Reed, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Moorefield and attended Central High School.

He was united in marriage on August 4th, 1945, in Anniston, Alabama, to Antoinette L. “Tootsie” Gray. Unto this union two sons and a daughter arrived to bless their home. They had resided in the Pleasant community the past 25 years where they made and maintained many friends. Bud was inducted in the U.S. Army on May 16th, 1945, in Indianapolis, serving during World War II. He received the World War II Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged on November 24th, 1945, at Fort McClellan, Alabama. He drove a milk truck at the age of 16 for his father on their daily milk route throughout the county. Bud had farmed all of his life and was employed as an engineer for 30 years, retiring in 1987, at the Madison State Hospital in Madison, where he worked in Civil Defense also. On Saturdays, Bud kept busy working for Dicus Farm Supply in Hanover for over 15 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church and Vevay American Legion Post 185. After his retirement he enjoyed making tobacco knives for the local farmers and mowing lawns for his neighbors.

Survivors include his wife, Antoinette L. “Tootsie” Reed of Pleasant; his sons, George Edwin Reed and wife Marilyn of Bennington and James Leslie Reed of Bennington, his daughter, Rosemarie Covington and her husband Mark of Florence; his grandchildren, Bob, Angie, Amy, J.D., Travis and Cheyenne; his step-granddaughter, Tracy Dawn; his great-grandchildren, Cierra, Lauren, Blake, Clay, Trevor Wayne and Jackie; his sisters, Gloria Smith of Seymour and Ramona Todd of Madison; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Illena Anderson and Fern Cole; and his brother, Richmond Reed.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 30th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, in Vevay. Burial followed in Vevay Cemetery with military rites conducted at the graveside by the Honor Guard of Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to Madison Dialysis Center. Online condolences may be sent to the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Kenneth Allen

Kenneth “Ken” Allen, 79, of Fairview, passed away Friday, November 28th, at his home.

He was born November 19th, 1929, in Adderson, Kentucky, the son of Willie Thomas and Susanna (Hayes) Allen, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Casey County, Kentucky and had resided in Switzerland County, since 1972.

He was united in marriage on June 26th, 1948, in Lawrenceburg, to Velma Eveline Derringer. Unto this union two daughters arrived to bless their home. He was employed for 20 years, as a metal allergist and inspector, for Zorn Industries in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was also employed at Stacy Manufacturing in Cincinnati, for over 20 years. Ken was a member of the Flying Neutrons in Blue Ash, Ohio, since 1958, and a member of the First Church of God in Lawrenceburg. He will be remembered for his love of flying his Cessna 172 airplane.

Survivors include his wife, Velma Eveline Allen of Fairview; his daughters, Linda Franzone and husband Stan of Fairview, Deborah Griffin and husband John of Lawrenceburg; his grandchildren, Christy, Jordan, Susan, Laura and Adam; 14 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Howard Allen of Cincinnati, Phillip Allen of Cincinnati and Arnold Allen of Phoenix, Arizona; his sisters, Wanda Allen of Liberty, Kentucky and Audrey Burke of Cincinnati; several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Paul and Harold Allen; and his sister, Grace Burton.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 2nd, by Brothers Don Pierce and Artie Privett at Olive Branch Baptist Church, near Bear Branch. Burial followed in Olive Branch Cemetery. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Olive Branch Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Ernestine Lake

Ernestine (Curlin) Lake, age 82, of Sunman, passed away Friday, November 28th, at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville.

She was born December 14th, 1925, in Owensboro, Kentucky, the daughter of Ernest and Lydia R. (Washburn) Curlin, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Switzerland County and attended school there. She was a 1963, graduate of Ft. Hamilton Hospital School of Nursing in Hamilton, Ohio, where she received her license for practical nursing. She resided in Sunman since 1969 and had worked at Fort Hamilton Hospital, Hughes Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, Ohio and Providence Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She also worked at several nursing homes in Dearborn County.

She was united in marriage in May, 1948 to Joseph Boyd Lake and they enjoyed 45 years of marriage together until his death on October 29th, 1992.

She was a member of the Church of Christ in Sunman, Indiana and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 3183 in Batesville. In her spare time she enjoyed buying and selling antiques and collecting and selling iron ware and ceramics.

Survivors include her sons, Larry Lake and wife Ann of Ashland, Kentucky and Rodney Lake of Central, Louisiana; her daughter, Jean Bailey and husband Larry of Rising Sun; her sister, Frances Houze of Aurora; her brothers, Bobby Curlin of Vevay and Paul Curlin of Vevay; her grandchildren, Allen, Brian, David, Wayne, Chris and Elizabeth; her great-grandchildren, Jesse, Hannah, Sophia, Lydia, Carter and Natalie; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Donald Willis; her brothers, Blanton, Wilbur, Courtland, James, Charles, J.T., Russell, and Dilver Curlin; her sisters, Daisy Curlin, Ann Crow, and Laura Jean Taylor.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 1st, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Interment will follow in Fredonia Cemetery on Tapps Ridge near Vevay. Memorial contributions may be made to Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Terry Griffith

Terry Keith Griffith, 60, of Pleasant, passed away Sunday, November 23rd, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Georgia.

He was born February 9th, 1948, in Batesville, the son of William and Mable (Chilton) Griffith, who both preceded him in death. He had resided in the Pleasant community all his life and was a 1966 graduate of Vevay High School. He was a graduate of the Louisville Barber College and had owned and operated the Griffith Barber Shop in Vevay, during the late 60s and early 70s.

He was united in marriage on August 3rd, 1968, in Vevay, to Cynthia Shrode. Unto this union two sons and a daughter arrived to bless their home. He was employed as an assistant shift operation engineer with the Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation in Madison, Indiana from 1977 until he became disabled in 1998. Terry had enjoyed farming most of his life until 1992. He enjoyed gardening, fishing & helping his son with his mud racing for the past 23 years. Terry was a faithful member of the Milan Church of Christ

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Griffith of Pleasant; his sons, Travis Griffith and wife Amy of Florence and Brandon Griffith and wife Jessica of Florence; his daughter, Diana Griffith of Aurora; his grandchildren, Danielle, Alex, Courtney, Trayton, Kinsley, Aiden and Carson; his nephew, Eric Stalions and Micah Stalions.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Connie Rigsby.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 29th, by Brother Shawn McMullen at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial followed in Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Milan Church of Christ Building Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.