Obituaries week of 5-20-10


Emery Collins

Emery Austin Collins, 79, of Waynesboro, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday night, May 18th, 2010, at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia, Tennessee.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Gladys Alford

Gladys LaVerna (Dennis) Alford, 74, of near Fairview, passed away at 9:44 a.m. Sunday, May 16th, 2010, at her residence.

She was born March 18th, 1936, in Ohio County, the daughter of McKinley and Esther C. (Richards) Dennis, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Bear Branch and was a 1954 graduate of Rising Sun High School and attended Franklin College.

She was united in marriage on June 29th, 1957, in Columbus, to Eslie Morris Alford. Unto this union a daughter and four sons arrived to bless their home.

She helped manage and run the family farm with her husband Eslie. She was a former employee of U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay and Osgood. She was a former substitute teacher for the Switzerland County School Corporation. For the past 25 years, she enjoyed traveling in her community as an Avon sales representative. She w as very active in the Switzerland County 4-H program where she was a leader and fair board member for 25 years. She was raised in the Olive Branch Baptist Church at Bear Branch. She will be remembered for her love of gardening and preparing wonderful meals for her family to enjoy. She will truly be missed by her family, neighbors and community.

Survivors include her husband, Eslie Morris Alford of Fairview; her sons, Dennis Alford and wife Debbie of Fairview, DeWayne Alford and wife Cindy of Toledo, Ohio, Darrin Alford and wife Vickie of Fairview, and Daniel Alford of Akron, Ohio; her daughter, Dena Pope and husband Robert of Churubusco, Indiana; her grandchildren, Tonya, Dustin, Kayla, Travis, Brittany, Brian, Eric, Robby, Valerie, Somer and Mitchell; her great-grandchildren, Alexis, Bailey and Kylee; her sisters, Betty Williams of Osgood and Leola Brinson of Cross Plains; her brothers, Lowell Dennis of Osgood and Raymond Dennis of Bear Branch; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Patrick Lanman at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, May 20th) at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery in Bear Branch. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Olive Branch Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Wayne Lunsford

Wayne “Pappy” Lunsford, 55, of Vevay, passed away Sunday, May 16th, 2010, in Madison.

He was born Thursday, December 9th, 1954, in Walton, Kentucky, the son of Charles “Bill” and Helen (Bevis) Lunsford. He attended the Church of Christ in Osgood. He was a member of the Coonhunters Association. He worked in construction for A & H Foundations and was a truck driver for Ohio Valley Leasings.

Surviving are his wife, Lois Lunsford of Vevay; his parents, Charles “Bill” and Helen Lunsford of Moores Hill; his son, Nathan Lunsford of Greendale; his daughters, Nicholl Lunsford of Lawrenceburg, Ann (Russ) Swango of Harrison, Ohio, Louanna (Chase Williams) Kielbasa of Vevay and Misty (Freddie Sullivan) Moore of Vevay; his brothers, Eric Lunsford of Moores Hill, Dale Lunsford of Manchester, Mike Lunsford of Aurora, Kenny Lunsford of Florida, Tim Lunsford of Georgetown, Kentucky, Steve Lunsford of Holton, Mark Lunsford of Moores Hill, Darren Lunsford of Oxford, Ohio, Ray Lunsford of Moores Hill and Brandon Lunsford; his sisters, Darlene Willoughby of Aurora and Judy Peelman of Vevay; and 13 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted by Evangelist James D. Spinnati at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, May 20th) at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home in Aurora. Interment will follow in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery in Aurora. Contributions may be made to the Youth-Coonhunters Scholarship Fund through the funeral home. Visit:

Maxwell Fowler

Maxwell “Lee” Fowler, 81, of Marion, Indiana, passed away at 2:10 p.m., Monday, May 3rd, 2010, in Wesleyan Health Care Rehab Center, surrounded by his family.

He was born December 5th, 1928, in Bedford, Indiana, to the late William and Ada (Daniels) Fowler.

He married Roberta Konkle on December 5th, 1954 and she survives.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Korean War, with the Screaming Eagles Unit. He graduated from Industrial Training Institute of Chicago, Illinois and attended Indiana Tech College. He also attended Indiana Business College for two years. He was employed at Marion General Motors Plant in tool and die, retiring in 1998, after 31 years. He was a member of the First Church of God and a life member of the Good Sams Camping Club. He loved to fish, camp and hunt mushrooms.

Survivors in addition to his wife, include, his sons, Ronald (Debbie) Fowler of Indianapolis, Steven (Julie) Fowler of Sweetser, Indiana and Gary Fowler of Greenfield; his grandchildren, Dustin (Stephanie Shallenberger) Fowler of Marion, Aaron, David, Matthew of Indianapolis, Samuel and Katelyn Fowler of Sweetser; his great-granddaughter, Sadie Ann Fowler of Marion; and his sister, Maxine Foley of Madison.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert, Chester and Gene Fowler.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Tom South Thursday, May 6th, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, in Marion. Burial was in Gardens of Memory in Huntington County, Indiana. Online condolences may be made at