Obituaries week of 7-1-10

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John Conley

John Edward “Johnny” Conley, 55, of Vevay, passed away at 7:42 p.m. Saturday, June 26th, 2010, at his home.

He was born December 22nd, 1954, in Paintsville, Kentucky, the son of John Cromwell Conley and Delores Jean (Wilcox) Conley MacFaddin, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Paintsville, Kentucky and was a 1973 graduate of Johnson Central High School in Paintsville.

He was united in marriage on June 2nd, 1990, at the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay, to Sara Ann Phillips.

He was employed as a maintenance mechanic for Michael Cooperage Inc., in Florence, Kentucky for four years. He was formerly employed at the TNT Heating & Air Conditioning in Morgantown, Indiana, for five years and Koening Brothers Commercial Heating & Air in Louisville, Kentucky, for five years. He was a former police officer in Middletown, Ohio for 20 years. He was a member of Vevay Assembly Church in Vevay. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He will be remembered for his love of hunting, fishing and playing guitar.

Survivors include his wife, Sara Ann Conley of Vevay; his sons, Tyler Alan Conley of Vevay and Joshua Cromwell Conley of Florence, Kentucky; his daughters, Evie Conley Kecke and husband Dirk of Kordorf, Germany and Janice Conley of Weisbaden, Germany; his grandson, David Kecke; his sister, Jenny Robinson and husband Ron of Oil Springs, Kentucky; his brothers, Gregory Smith Conley of Paintsville, Kentucky and Jody Conley and wife Teresa of Harold, Kentucky; his step brother, Paul MacFaddin, Jr., of Garrett County, Kentucky; his sisters-in-law, Sandy Miller and Vera Harper; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Paul MacFaddin.

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Kenny and Carolyn Miller at 1 p.m. Friday at Vevay Assembly Church in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Honor Guard of Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Friends may call at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay from 5-8 p.m. today (Thursday, July 1st). Memorial contributions may be made to the family, Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Hospital, or Vevay Assembly Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Gene Fredenburgh

Gene Fredenburgh, 68, of Florence, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Monday, June 28th, 2010, at his home.

He was born October 5th, 1941, in Switzerland County, the son of Wilber Todd and Mary (Scudder) Fredenburgh, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1959 graduate of Vevay High School. He served in the U.S. Army until he received an honorable medical discharge. He was employed as a corrections officer for the State of North Carolina from 1982 until 1997 when he became disabled and returned home to be near his family. He was a former employee of the State of Indiana at the Logansport State Hospital in Fort Wayne where he worked in nursing services and activity therapy for 11 years. He will be remembered for his love of flowers and socializing with his friends and neighbors.

Survivors include his stepdaughters, Lura Wester of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina and Sharon Humphrey of Cary, North Carolina; his step-grandchildren, Robert, Elizabeth and Emily; his caregiver and sister, Tina Henry and husband Dean of Florence; his niece, Jessica Henry Caraker; his nephew, Josh Henry; and his special friends, Wayne, Noreen and Wilma Lester.

He was also preceded in death by his grandmother, Grace Humphrey.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, July 1st) by Brother Roy Duckworth at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time today (Thursday, July 1st) at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Florence Church of Christ. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Edna M. Tucker

Edna M. Tucker, 99, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away Thursday, June 24th, 2010, in Lawrenceburg.

She was born Wednesday, May 10th, 1911, in Cincinnati, the daughter of the late Herman Fred Tepe and the late Josephine Bernhardt Tepe. She did clerical work for Cincinnati General Hospital, retiring after over 20 years of service. She was a member of Olive Branch Baptist church.

Surviving are her son, Robert Tucker and wife Lois of Bear Branch; her granddaughter, Karen Hamblett and husband Taylor of San Francisco, California; and her grandson, Eric Tucker and wife Traci of Cincinnati.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert N. Tucker, Sr.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday by Pastor Patrick Lanman at Olive Branch Baptist Church in Bear Branch. Burial followed in Olive Branch Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Olive Branch Church Memorial Fund through Rullman Hunger Funeral Home in Aurora. Visit: www.rullmans.com.

Candace L. Lucas

Candace Lane “Candy” Lucas, 58, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away suddenly at her home on Saturday, June 26th, 2010.

She was born in Switzerland County on November 3rd, 1951, to Webb Lucas, Jr., and Gladys Ramsey Lucas. She graduated from Vevay High School in 1969 and attended Indiana University. She moved to Louisville after college. She was presently employed by PBI Bank as a commercial loan specialist. She was a former employee of National City Bank. She enjoyed working in her yard and with all of her flowers. She loved her dogs and enjoyed her job.

She is survived by her life partner, Sharon L. Morrison; her mother, Gladys Lucas of Vevay; her sister, Cindy Haskell of Vevay; her nephews, Luke and Lane; her niece, Lauren, all of Vevay; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Webb Lucas, Jr.; and her grandparents, Mary and Dewey Ramsey and Webb and Stella Lucas.

She was cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Pearson-Ratterman Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be made to (Golden Retriever Rescue & Adoption of Needy Dogs) GRRAND.org.

Harry Courter

Harry Lee Courter, 70, of Patriot, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, June 27th, 2010, at his home.

He was born in Lawrenceburg on August 8th, 1939, the son of the late Lucy (Moore) and Noah Courter. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Patriot where he served as a deacon. He worked as an equipment operator at Hilltop Basic Resources near Patriot. He had also forked for the Indiana State Highway Department. He was a loving father and grandfather and was known for his willingness to help anyone.

On April 23rd, 1960, in Rising Sun, he married Patricia Ann (Wagner) Courter, who died October 11th, 2009.

He is survived by his daughters, Kimberly (Robert) Holden of Patriot and Lisa (Ernie) McConnaughey of Rising Sun; his grandchildren, Elisha, Nathan, Tracy, Jennifer and Kayla; his great-grandchildren, Desteny, Chloe, Colton, Dylon, Braylon, Braydon and Ryleigh; and his sister, Shelby Mayse of Buford, Ohio.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Charles, Kenneth and Howard Donald Courter; and his sisters, Lena Booth, Virginia Dewitt, and Libby Bills.

Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Richard Grubbs at 1 p.m. Friday, July 2nd, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today (Thursday, July 1st, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the funeral home for the family.

Steven Whitham

Steven Jay Whitham, 48, of Guilford, passed away at 7:02 a.m. Monday, June 28th, at his home.

He was born in Indianapolis on June 8th, 1962, the son of Ronald Whitham and the late Beryl (Lyford) Taylor. He worked as a Systems Automation Engineer at the University of Cincinnati. He also had worked at the Aurora Casket Company. He was a member of the Cincinnati Model A Club and a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1980.

On May 7th, 1994, he married Doris (Campbell) Whitham, who survives.

Survivors besides his wife Doris include his father, Ronald Whitham of Lake Alford, Florida; his daughter, Kasey Campbell of Aurora; his son, Chris Campbell of Versailles; his grandchildren, Kada, Kole and Emily Campbell; and his sister, Alecia (David) Fryman of Dillsboro.

Besides his mother Beryl Taylor he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold and Myrtle Whitham.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, July 1st) at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial will be in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association.

Pat Pavey

Patsy Ruth “Pat” Pavey, 80, of Lebanon, Indiana passed away Saturday, June 26th, 2010, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born December 17th, 1929, in Bloomington to the late Worthington and Lula (Jones) Davies. She was reared and educated in Martinsville and was a 1948 graduate of Martinsville High School.

After high school, she worked at the Sarkes Tarzian Company and Indiana Bell Telephone Company in Bloomington. She was a devoted wife, homemaker and mother.

She was married in Lebanon on July 8th, 1950, to Phillip Eugene Pavey, who survives.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, Phillip E. Pavey of Lebanon, include a daughter, Sara D. Pavey of Vevay; a sister, Mrs. Georgianell Finney and husband, Jack, of Martinsville; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Her sister, Barbara Jean Jackson, is deceased.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday by Reverend Fred Tanselle at Myers Chapel of Memories in Lebanon. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at myersmortuary.com.

George E. Cole, Sr.

George E. Cole, Sr., 87, of Antrim, New Hampshire, passed away Saturday, June 19th, 2010, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Born in Bennington, New Hampshire, he was the son of the late Charles and Grace (French) Cole. He ran the Landfill Station in Antrim and also worked for Antrim Highway Department for many years. He owned and operated Cole Construction business before his retirement. He w as proud to be a World War II Army veteran as a tank and truck driver and was also a sharpshooter. He was a life member of VFW Post 8268 Bennington, New Hampshire and Myers, Prescott, Olson, American Legion Post 50 in Antrim. He loved having his grandchildren nd great-grandchildren around him and loved playing guitar and listening to country music.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Louise (Sweeney) Cole of Antrim; his sons, George Cole, Jr., and wife Elizabeth of Antrim, and Gary Cole and wife Michelle of Jaffrey, New Hampshire; his brother, Robert Cole of Bennington, New Hampshire; his sister, Hattie Trepanier of Pelham, New Hampshire; his grandchildren, Michael and Greg Reed of Antrim, Brian Cole of Antrim, Michael and Nicole Cole of Bennington, New Hampshire, Jesse Cole and Zack Cole of Jaffrey; his great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Reed, Jacob, Caleb and Riley Cole; and their dear friends, Earl and Barbara Bowling of near Fairview, Indiana and Frances White of Idaho.

Graveside services with military honors were held Friday, June 25th, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery in Antrim. The Reverend Peggi Boyce, pastor of Antrim Presbyterian Church officiated. Memorial donations may be made to Antrim Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 92, Antrim, NH 03440. Holt-Woodbuy Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hillsboro, New Hampshire was in charge of arrangements.