Obituaries week of 4/5/07


Lula Gayle

Lula “Dude” (Lanham) Gayle, 95, of Vevay, passed away Monday, April 2nd, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
She was born August 5th, 1911, in Corbin, Kentucky, one of 15 children born to William A. and Margaret Belle (Hickey) Lanham, who both preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Corbin High School and attended Cumberland College.
She was united in marriage on May 10th, 1933, in Corbin, to Stanley N. Gayle, Sr. Unto this union a daughter and two sons arrived to bless their home.
In early life she worked at restaurants in Madison and Vevay. She retired at the age of 72 from the fitting room of U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay, after 32 years of service. She was a hard worker and loved to work. She would still have been working if her health had permitted. She resided in Switzerland County since 1968. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church near Moorefield. She always enjoyed bowling, playing cards and bingo with her family and friends.
Survivors include her daughter, Glenna Riley and husband Phillip of Vevay; her daughter-in-law, Nina Gayle of Vevay; her grandchildren, Chris, Dana, Kelli, Terry, Jeff, Michelle and Padgett; 14 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Elmo Bailey of Madison.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Stanley N. Gayle, Sr., on September 24th, 1988; her sons, Stanley N. “Sonny” Gayle on February 13th, 2006 and William Robert “Bill” Gayle on November 25th, 1987; her grandson, Michael Gayle in 1994; her daughter-in-law, Louise Gayle on March 23rd, 2003; her brothers, Walter, Leonard, Stanley, Leo, Elbert, Sam, Lloyd and Arthur; her sisters, Mossie Baker and Ruby Timberlake; an infant brother; and two infant sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Vevay American Legion Auxiliary Post 185 and Vevay VFW Auxiliary Post 5396 conducted services Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Lewis Henderson

Lewis Barclay “Dude” Henderson, 80, of Vevay, passed away Friday, March 30th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born April 1st, 1926, in Vevay, the son of Herbert and Emma Bea (Chowning) Henderson, who both preceded him in death. He was the youngest of seven children and was commonly known as “Dude.” He farmed before joining the U.S. Army and then joined the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Korean War. He was discharged November 24th, 1953, from injuries received during his service. He was never the same after his military service.
In 1968, he went to live with his cousins, Jim and Betty Shannon, who lovingly cared for him until he needed the care of a nursing home. He was a humble man and his happiest times were when he was able to go fishing. He was looking forward to going home to be with the Lord. He would point upward and say, “I’m going home some day.”
Survivors include his cousins, James and Betty Shannon of Vevay; his niece, Patty McMurray of Patriot; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Pauline Cunningham; and his brothers, Sherman, James, Dubby, Walter and Willie Henderson.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 4th, by Brother Roy Duckworth at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery with military rites conducted at the graveside by Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

James Schenck

James “Jim” Schenck, 64, of Vevay, passed away Tuesday, April 3rd, at his 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.