Obituaries week of 7/5/07


Genola Duvall

Genola (Gullion) Duvall, 93, of Vevay, passed away Monday, July 2nd, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
She was born March 27th, 1914, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Claude Ernest and Eathel (Hickman) Gullion, who both preceded her in death. She had resided all of her life in the Pleasant and Vevay communities. She was a 1932 graduate of the old Vevay High School.
She was united in marriage to William Wesley “Bill” Duvall on November 28th, 1935, in Patriot. Unto this union three sons arrived to bless their home.
Early in life she worked at Cooper’s Grocery Store in Moorefield. She also worked in the Switzerland County Auditor’s office under Kathleen Cole. She was a wallpaper hanger for many years. She was a longtime member of the Long Run Baptist Church and later became a member of Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay. She was a member of Belles of St. Mary’s Extension Homemakers Club. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and quilting.
Survivors include her sons, William Edward “Bill” Duvall and wife Wanda of Indianapolis and Larry Ernest Duvall and wife Patsy of Gallatin, Missouri; her grandchildren, Lesa Carol Duvall, Laura Lee Whitson, Jeffery Alan Duvall, Kevin Bradley Duvall, Christopher Brian Duvall and Stacey Lynn Duvall; her great-grandchildren, Brandon Taylor Fall, Andrew William Fall, Hunter Lee Whitson, Madelynn Renee and Jessica Lynn Duvall; her daughter-in-law, Bonnie Duvall of Vevay; her sister, Eva Mae Cranford of Americus, Georgia; several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Wesley “Bill” Duvall on March 6th, 1986; her son, Charles R. “Chuck” Duvall on June 1st, 1998; her brothers, Roy D. Gullion, Robert W. Gullion, Edwin B. Gullion; her sisters, Geneva Smith, Beatrice Flynn and Juanita Koons; and her brother-in-law, Cecil H. Duvall.
Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Howard Wade at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 6th. Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland Baptist Church or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Gladys Clark

Gladys May Grubbs Brown Clark, 86, of Vevay, passed away Wednesday, June 27th, at her home.
She was born October 5th, 1920, in Dearborn County, the daughter of Albert and Clara Sefton Grubbs, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Dearborn County, residing there most of her life. She resided in Vevay the past 15 years.
She was united in marriage in 1939, to Louis Brown. Unto this union two daughters and a son arrived to bless their home. They enjoyed 22 years of marriage until his death in 1961. She was later united in marriage to Chester Clark, who passed away in 1985.
During World War II, she worked at the Charlestown Ammunition Plant and later she owned and operated a restaurant in Elrod, Indiana. She attended the United Methodist Church in Lawrenceburg. She was a member of Vevay American Legion Auxiliary Post 185. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening and working in her flowers.
Survivors include her daughters, Rose M. Robinson and Beverly Curlin and husband Paul, all of Vevay; her sisters, Marjorie Ballard of Lawrenceburg, Shirley Scott of Greendale and Mabel Steele of Lawrenceburg; her grandsons, Paul D. Curlin of Lawrenceburg and Scott Curlin and wife Amanda of the U.S. Air Force, stationed in England; her great-grandchildren, Stacia, Greg, Bryanna and Courtney; her great-great-granddaughter Shalyn; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Victor Brown in 1976; her granddaughter, Jmi; her stepson, Eddie Brown; her brothers, Donald, Norman, Floyd and Jimmy Grubbs; and her sisters, Mary Baker and Bessie Dall.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 29th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Greendale Cemetery in Lawrenceburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland County EMS. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Howard A. Johns

Howard A. “Butch” Johns, age 63, of Greenfield, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away Wednesday, June 27th, at his home.
Born on May 3rd, 1944, in Gallatin County, Kentucky, he was the son of Robert Elwood and Genora (Sparks) Johns, who both preceded him in death. He graduated from Gallatin County High School in Warsaw, Kentucky.
He married Doris J. (Ritch) Johns on May 29th, 1975, in Patriot.
He was a field supervisor and vice president of Fryer Construction Company in Greenfield for 16 years. Prior to that he was a farmer and a truck driver for 20 years. He was a member of Patriot Baptist Church. He loved to fish and golf. He had served in the U.S. Army from June 21st, 1966 until July 21st, 1971. During Vietnam, he received the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and Rifle Sharpshooter Badge.
Survivors include his wife, Doris J. Johns of Greenfield; his sons, Brian and Dan Powers, both of Indianapolis; his daughters, Vickie Johns of Cayce, North Carolina and Tina Johns of Greenfield; his sister, Avalon Hampton and husband Jerry of Muncie; his nephew, Daniel Everhart; his niece, Kathy Knox; and his grandchildren, Dennis, Malcolm, Kaylie, and Alex.
Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Jeff Veatch Saturday, June 30th, at the Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield. Burial was in Philadelphia Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to