Obituaries week of 2-9-12


Gladys Gullion

Gladys L. (Lewis) McCreary Gullion, 98, of Scottsburg, formerly of East Enterprise and Vevay, passed away at 4:40 a.m. Thursday, February 2nd, 2012, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.

She was born July 27th, 1913, in Ohio County, the daughter of Edgar R. and Zora E. (Ricketts) Lewis. She was raised in Switzerland County and attended the Greenwood School on Markland Pike. She was a faithful member of New Liberty Baptist Church in East Enterprise since the age of 13. She stated in a written note that she first attended New Liberty at the age of five with her grandmother Mary Ricketts after the death of her beloved mother. When she was 14 years old she said she gave her heart to her Lord and Savior; Brother C. J. Casey was the minister and she was baptized in Grant’s Creek. She had served as the assistant Sunday School teacher under Charles Brett. She enjoyed helping with Bible School, BYF, served as Church Clerk and played the piano for Sunday School. She said she enjoyed helping paint, varnish and keep the church looking beautiful. She always enjoyed preparing meals for the ministers and preparing funeral dinners.

She was united in marriage on December 20th, 1930, at the Schenck Mansion in Vevay to Chester A. McCreary. This happy union was blessed with one daughter, Linda. Suddenness fell on the family with the death of Chester on December 29th, 1961.

She had resided on McCreary’s Ridge near East Enterprise for 55 years. She worked as a clerk for Charles Brett General Store and for Rieman’s General Store as well.

She found happiness again with her marriage to Russell G. Gullion on September 3rd, 1970, at the North Madison Baptist Church in Madison. With this union she became a stepmother to Maurice J., Bill and Norvin Gullion. They shared 12 years of marriage together until his death on December 12th, 1982. They enjoyed the years they spent in Madison and attended the North Madison Baptist Church.

She enjoyed working as a clerk at Osborn’s Clothing Store in Madison until she retired. After Russell’s death she moved back to East Enterprise to be close to her daughter, brothers and sisters. She enjoyed gardening, reading and socializing with friends and family. She dearly loved roses and watching the birds. After her health began to fail, she moved from East Enterprise to Switzer Square where she enjoyed living neighbors to many of her family and close friends. After she needed more direct care she moved to the nursing home to be near her daughter in Scottsburg.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda Boyd LaFountain and husband Mike of Scottsburg; her stepsons, Maurice J. Gullion of South Bend and Norvin D. Gullion of Indianapolis; her grandson, Tory Alan Boyd and wife Kim of Scottsburg; her great-grandsons, Zachary Gary David Boyd and Eli Joseph Boyd; her sisters-in-law, Faye Hatton Lewis of Vevay and Veatrice Lewis of Lebanon, Indiana; eight step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; great-great-nieces; great-great-nephews; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Zora E. Ricketts Lewis on April 6th, 1918; her father, Edgar R. Lewis on November 26th, 1918; her stepson, Bill Gullion; her sisters, Mary Lakeman on February 11th, 1997 and Olive Hayes on October 7th, 2001; her half sister, Charlotte Rebecca “Becky” Keith on July 20th, 1978; her stepsister, Eleanor Knigga on November 6th, 2010; and her brothers, Harold T. Lewis on December 24th, 2004, Roy Jack Lewis on February 27th, 2008, Clyde Lewis on January 2nd, 2001 and Edgar “Pete” Lewis on January 30th, 2004.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Mike Sawalich Saturday, February 4th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise. Memorial contributions may be made to New Liberty Baptist Church, New Liberty Cemetery or Amedisys Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Paul Hopper

Paul L. Hopper, 68, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away Friday, January 27th, 2012, at his home.

He was the son of the late Earl and Cleta (Coy) Hopper. He resided in Switzerland County in early life and attended school there. He was baptized into the Plum Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn of West Chester, Ohio; his sons, Paul, Jr., and Jeffrey; his daughters, Michele and Lydia; his brothers, Loren of Mount Sterling, Russell of Dewitt, Michigan, Roy Wayne of Vevay and Gordon Lynn of Grand Ledge, Michigan; his sisters, Janice Clay of Wynnewood, Oklahoma and Carole J. Webb of Center Square.

Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Jeanette Bovard

Anna Jeanette (Moreillon) Bovard, 92, of Harrison, Ohio, passed away Friday, January 27th, 2012, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She had entered the hospital on Tuesday, January 25th.

She went to a one-room school in Fairview and graduated from Vevay High School in 1937. She worked in Aurora that summer.

On December 19th, 1937, she was united in marriage to Hartzell Bovard. This union was blessed with a son Jerry and a daughter Sondra, the joys of their lives.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Bright. She loved to travel and take bus tours. She also liked to read books, but most of all she loved her family. She lived in Harrison for the past 35 years. She has had failing health the past two years. When she couldn’t live alone, she went to live with her daughter Sondra. This past November she moved to Ridgewood facility in Lawrenceburg.

She will be remembered for her sense of humor and her love for her family.

Survivors include her son Jerry (Lois) Bovard of Bright; her daughter, Sondra (Terry) Burton of Amelia, Ohio; her sister, Wilma (Paul) Leive of Rising Sun; her grandson, Clay Bovard; her granddaughters, Heather, Michelle, Molissa, Jenny and Julie; five great-grandsons; and two great-granddaughters. She will be sadly missed by family, relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hartzell Bovard; her brother, Morisson Moreillon; her sister, Geonola Brookbank; and her nephew, Mark Alan Leive.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 31st, at Brater Funeral Home in Harrison, Ohio. Burial was in Rising Sun Cemetery.

Dorothy Smith

Dorothy Garnett Smith, 92, of Rising Sun, passed away at 8:55 p.m. Saturday, February 4th, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

She was born in Switzerland County on September 9th, 1919, the daughter of the late Mary Deborah (Hamilton) and Ezra Duncan Webster. She was one of 13 children.

On July 3rd, 1937, she married Robert A. Smith, who passed away in 1988.

She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ and a former member of Eastern Star. She had worked at Campbell Hausfeld in Harrison, Ohio. She also worked at a Fashion Fair in Ohio and several other jobs during her life. She loved to crochet and sew. She mended many things for many people. She also enjoyed gardening, playing cards, books and puzzles. Her greatest joy was her family.

Survivors include her daughters, Dorothy M. Griffin (Leroy) of Lexington, Kentucky, Mary Reid (Tom) of Rising Sun, and Bonnie C. McCombs (Robert) of Garland, Texas; her son, Robert A. Smith, Jr., (Betty) of Brooten, Minnesota; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Mary L. Hall of Moores Hill, Lily Mae Taylor of Aurora and Lena K. Taylor of Greendale; her brother, Leonard Webster of Summerville, South Carolina.

She was also preceded in death by her son, James Warren Smith; and eight siblings.

Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Devon Huss at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, February 9th) at Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ near Aurora. Burial will be in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is in charge of arrangements.

Harold Smith

Harold A. “Bubby” Smith, 58, of Pleasant, passed away at 7:17 a.m. Tuesday, February 7th, 2012, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born March 30th, 1953, in Switzerland County, the son of Harold R. “Pete” and Pruda Mae (Remer) Smith. He lived in Patriot and resided in Florence for 20 years. He retired in March, 2010, from Remix for the North American Stainless Steel Company where he worked as a laborer for six years. He was a former oven operator for the Plastic Molding Corporation in East Enterprise for five years. He was a former farm hand for Johnny Andrew in Vevay for eight years. He attended Florence Church of Christ and enjoyed working on lawn mowers and tinkering in his spare time.

Survivors include his mother, Pruda M. (Remer) Smith of Rising Sun; his sisters, Libby Smith, Corene “Sissy” Smith, and Linda Ellis, all of Rising Sun, and Tina Sandlin of Pleasant; his nieces, Susan Smith-Crouse, Tonya Marie Springer and Angela Staggs; his step-niece, Jamie Sandlin; his nephews, Troy J. Smith, Thomas R. Springer, and Michael Ellis; and his great-nephews, William Crouse and Joseph Crouse.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Richard “Pete” Smith; his brother, Danny Lee Smith; his grandparents, Harve and Martha Smith and Alfred and Florence Remer; and his nephew, Josh Smith.

Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Roy Duckworth at 2 p.m. Friday, February 10th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery in Patriot. Friends may call from noon to service time Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the East Enterprise First Responders. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at