Obituaries week of 5-31-12

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Vernon LaVelle

Vernon Howard “Sonny” LaVelle, 87, of Patriot, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 29th, 2012, at the VA Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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

Larry Scudder

Larry Scudder, 67, of Fairview, passed away at 4:23 a.m. Monday, May 28th, 2012, at his home.

He was born August 13th, 1944, in Dayton, Kentucky, the son of Carroll Norman and Mavis Irene (Cole) Scudder. He was raised in Fairview and was a 1968 graduate of Vevay High School.

He was united in marriage on August 8th, 1970, to Patricia Lynn (Lamson) Scudder at Spring Branch Baptist Church. Unto this union two daughters arrived to bless their home.

He was employed at Alton Box Factory for 19 years and at Aurora Casket Company as a fork lift operator for 12 years, retiring in 2010. He always helped his parents on the farm in his free time. He was raised in the Fairview United Methodist Church and later became a member of Fairview Baptist Church. He will be remembered for his love of reading, fishing and playing sports.

Survivors include his parents, Carroll Norman and Mavis Irene (Cole) Scudder; his daughters, Jennifer Wesley of Fairview and Melanie Scudder of Fairview; his grandson, Michael Dean Wesley of Fairview; his uncles, Leland Scudder of Homosassa, Florida, John Scudder of Quail Valley, California, Alvin Cole of Fairview, and Emerson Cole of Fairview; his aunts, Bonnie Nilles of Erlanger, Kentucky, Pearl Byram of Vevay, and Leo Gulley of Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edwin and Olive (Slack) Scudder and Harvey and Nellie (Newkirk) Cole; his uncles, Reynold Scudder, Earl Scudder, Donald Cole, Raymond Cole, Dilver Cole, Wilfred Cole and Hilbert Cole; and his aunts, Hazel Wiley, Arlena Brown, Goldie Hebel and Elizabeth Cheek.

Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, June 1st, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay with Reverends Arnold Cutter and Hobert Byrd officiating. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Fairview United Methodist Church or to Fairview Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Marianne Lock

Marianne (Dickason) Lock, 82, of Vevay, passed away at 11:39 p.m. Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born October 15th, 1929, in Vevay, the daughter of William C. and Margaret (Scott) Dickason, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Vevay and was a 1947 graduate of Vevay High School.

She was united in marriage on November 25th, 1948, in Vevay, to Ronald W. Lock. Unto this union a daughter and twin sons arrived to bless their home.

She was a former telephone operator for the old Vevay Telephone Company for several years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Switzerland Baptist Church and Kappa, Kappa, Kappa Sorority. she will be remembered for her love of basketball. She especially enjoyed watching her twin sons play basketball in high school.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald Lock of Vevay; her daughter, Marcia Lock of Vevay; her twin sons, Kenneth R. Lock and wife Teri of Madison and Kevin W. Lock and wife Diane of Madison; five grandchildren, Benjamin, Lindsay, Trent, Brad and Troy; her great-grandchildren, Ayden, Payton and Kingston; her brother-in-law, Logan K. Flint of Hanover; her nephew, Willliam Flint of West Palm Beach, Florida; and four great-nieces, Katianne Goins, Logananne McCullough, Madison Flint and Meagan Flint.

She was also preceded in death by her sister, Betty Jean Flint; her niece, Kathy Goins; and her grandson, Dominic Lock.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverends Logananne McCullough and Ronald Sandidge Tuesday, May 29th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Leslie Skirvin

Leslie B. Skirvin, 70, of Indianapolis, passed away Thursday, May 24th, 2012.

He was a paint and body man for Commercial Freight Lines for over 20 years. He was a member of Teamster’s Local 135.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary L. Skirvin; his children, Melissa Ritter and William O. Skirvin; his grandchildren, David Thomas, Christopher Skirvin and Aaron Skirvin; his mother, Mary F. Skirvin; his brother, William E. Skirvin; and his half sister, Maxine Jump.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 2nd, at noon at Mars Hill Free Methodist Church, 3900 Farnsworth Street in Indianapolis with visitation there one hour prior to the service. Additional visitation will be held Friday, June 1st, 4-9 p.m. at Flanner and Buchanan-Decatur. Burial will follow the service at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood. Share a story or memory with the family at www.flannerbuchanan.com.

Robert Miller

Robert Lee Miller, 78, of Florence, passed away at 12:11 p.m. Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born February 11th, 1934, in West Alexandria, Ohio, the son of Beniah Franklin and Olsie A. (Wilson) Miller, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Richmond, Indiana, where he attended school and had resided in Switzerland County since 1952. He was a retired tool and die machinist for Ghent Machine in Ghent, Kentucky, retiring in 1992, after 20 years of service. He was a former employee for Barry Brown in Carrollton, Kentucky, and the Lankay Company in Carrollton. He was a member of the Assembly of God in Madison and Gideon’s in Carrollton. He will be remembered for his love of reading and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Verna “Rosemary” (Meece) Miller of Markland; his sons, Gary Miller and wife Patty of North Vernon and Troy Miller and wife Monica of Loveland, Ohio; his daughters, Evelyn Jo Hall and husband David of Burlington, Kentucky and Robin Bedwell and husband Jerry of Batavia, Ohio; his stepson, George William Washburn of Carrollton, Kentucky; his stepdaughters, Alex Fuller and husband Henry of Vevay, Marie Robertson and husband James of Milton, Kentucky, and Jeanie Oldham and husband Terry of Louisville, Kentucky; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; his sisters, Martha May Thomas of Richmond, Lois Wright of Indianapolis, Ruth Rowlett of Lake City, Florida, Nellie Branhan of Indianapolis, Eva Harvie of Indianapolis, Wilma Rierdon of Tampa, Florida, and Mildred Strangeway of Indianapolis; his brothers, Earl Eugene Miller of London, England and Everett Miller of Hampton, North Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be no funeral services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Patricia McMurray

Patricia Ann McMurray, 80, of Rising Sun, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012, at her daughter’s residence in Vevay.

She was born in Aurora on April 27th, 1932, the daughter of the late Martha Alice (Bakes) Hamilton Liggett and Alvin Hamilton. She was a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ and a 1950 graduate of Rising Sun High School.

On August 31st, 1951, she married Charles McMurray, who passed away on June 6th, 2011. They were married for 60 years.

She was superintendent of Rising Sun Utilities for several years and also had worked for Schenley Distillery in Lawrenceburg. She and her husband Charles also owned Danbury’s Furniture Store in Rising Sun.

Survivors include her daughters, Sue Dickerson (Rod) of Vevay and Michelle Dickereson (Randy) of Vevay; her grandchildren, Eric Stogsdill, Jesse Bailey, Shea Dickerson, and Jade Dickerson; her great-grandchildren, Christian, Josie and Jack Stogsdill; her step-grandchildren, Mark Dickerson, Tracy Dickerson, Erin Harsin, Kristen Detloff and Staci Dickerson; and her brother, David Hamilton (Delberta) of Rising Sun.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Robert Hamilton.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 28th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun with Brother Greg Matthew officiating. Burial was in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rising Sun Church of Christ.

Max Scalf, Jr.

Max Edwin “Ed” Scalf, Jr., 66, of Rising Sun, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Saturday, May 26th, 2012, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on March 24th, 1946, the son of the late Katherine Marie (Calvert) Guard and Max Edwin Scalf, Sr. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1964. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was past commander of the Rising Sun American Legion Post 59 and a member of the color guard and the 40 & 8. He was also a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ. He was very active in his kids’ sporting activities and enjoyed coaching and assisting in various programs. He worked as a supervisor at Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg for 38 years and retired in 2004.

On May 29th, 1965, at the Rising Sun Church of Christ he married Marilyn Sue (Vinup) Scalf, who survives him. They were married for 47 years.

In addition to his loving wife Sue, he ie also survived by his daughter, Michele Scalf Weissman (Gregg) of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; his son, Nick Scalf of Lawrenceburg; his grandchildren, Shelby and Logan Scalf, Garret and Hanna Weissman; his stepfather, Leroy Guard of Rising Sun; his half sisters, Kathy Guard Dawson (Don) and Shari Scalf; his half brothers, Mark Guard and Rick Scalf (Kathy) his mother-in-law, Betty Rose Vinup; his sister-in-law, Cheri Collins (Barry); his brothers-in-law, Jerry and Steve Vinup; his great-aunt, Dorothy Foster; his granny, Dorothy Brady; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and many close friends. He will be truly missed.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 29th, at the Rising Sun Church of Christ with Brother Greg Matthew officiating. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Rising Sun American Legion Post 59 or Rising Sun Church of Christ. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun was in charge of arrangements.