Obituaries week of 8-20-09

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Marcus Pierce

Marcus Allen Pierce, infant son of Brian David Pierce and Brittany Nichole McGownd, of Vevay passed away at 3:20 a.m. Sunday, August 16th, 2009.

He was born Sunday, August 16th, and lived just two hours and six minutes at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

Survivors include his parents, Brian David Pierce and Brittany Nichole McGownd, of Vevay; his grandparents, Danny and Lori Pierce of Vevay; his great-grandfather, Gerald Gordon McGownd of Cincinnati, Ohio; and his aunts, Tonya Pierce and Amber Hite.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Jeri Lorraine McGownd.

Funeral services will be conducted by Pastors Kenny and Carolyn Miller today (Thursday, August 20th) at 1 p.m. at the Julia Dumont Chapel in Vevay Cemetery followed by burial there. There will be no visitation. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline McAvoy

Pauline (Trump) McAvoy, 99, of Greencastle, passed away Monday evening, August 17th, at Mill Pond Health Campus.

She was born in Putnam County on August 4th, 1910, the daughter of Pearl Arthur and Louanna (Eggers) Trump. She worked for Union Carbide in Speedway as a secretary for 25 years, retiring in 1978.

She married Bryan McAvoy in 1939 and he preceded her in death in 1956.

Survivors include her sisters, Madge Greenlee of Greencastle, Mary A. Smith of Vevay, Juanita D. Paul of Plainfield and Esther A. Williams of Vevay; her brothers, Donald Trump of Greencastle and Carl Trump and wife Nola of Lebanon; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 20th, at 1 p.m. at Hays Funeral Home in Coatesville, Indiana with Reverend Dave Lang officiating. Burial will be in Coatesville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today (Thursday) from 11 a.m. until service time. Contributions may be made to the Coatesville United Methodist Church.

Joan Gates

M. Joan Gates, 74, of Columbus, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 12th, 2009, at Wesley Health Care Center in Auburn, Indiana.

She was born October 27th, 1934, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Ralph L. and Pauline M. (Meyers) Richards, who both preceded her in death.

She was a retired analyst clerk for Cummins Engine Company. She worked for U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay prior to moving to Columbus. She was a lifetime 50-year member of Eastern Star Bennington Chapter 407, enjoyed quilting and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She was the widow of William A. Gates who died May 27th, 1997.

Survivors include her son, William A. Gates II and wife Kathy of Scipio; her daughter, Lisa Louden and husband Matthew of Clio, Michigan; and her grandchildren, William A. Gates III and Emily K. Gates, both of Scipio, Lillie J. and Mattie J. Louden of Clio.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Lloyd and Don Richards.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 15th, by Reverend James R. Pursley at Myer-Reed Chapel in Columbus. Burial was in Garland Brook Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences may be made at www.mem.com.

Willis Holland

Willis Keith “Wid” Holland, 74, of Rising Sun, passed away at 5:12 p.m. Thursday, August 13th, 2009, at Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was born November 15th, 1934, in Switzerland County, the son of John Sherman and Hester Violet (Liggett) Holland. He was a security guard for Grand Victoria Casino in rising Sun. He had also worked for Schenley Distillery in Lawrenceburg. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1954. He was a member of Rising Sun Church of Christ and Rising Sun American Legion Post 59. He was a U.S. Army and U.S. Navy veteran. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal in each branch.

On June 2nd, 1962, he married Eloise Bovard, who survives.

Other survivors include his son, Barry Keith Holland of Rising Sun; his stepson, Vernon Leroy Thies of Rising Sun; his stepdaughters, Jane Ann Wainscott and Cheryl Sue Baker, both of Rising Sun; his brother, Gaylan Holland of Greendale; his half brother, Eldon Fancher of Rising Sun; his sisters, Norma Jean Roethel of California and Violet Fox of Guilford; his half sister, Mary Fancher of Aurora; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Sharon Kay Walton; his brothers, Linus, Russell, Sherman, Donald and Dale Holland; his half brother, Gary Fancher; and his half sisters, Ellen St. Johns, Ruby Reamer and Ruth Glenn.

Funeral services were conducted by Brother Greg Matthew Monday, August 17th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family or American Legion Post 59.

Dorothy Stevens

Dorothy Mae (Lynam) Stevens, 96, of Greensboro, North Carolina, formerly of Madison, passed away at 6 p.m. Sunday, August 16th, 2009, at Loyalton of Greensboro.

She was born September 30th, 1912, in Greenfield, Indiana, the daughter of Wilbur Franklin and Glenna V. (Moxley) Lynam, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Rensselaer and graduated high school there in 1930.

She was united in marriage on June 25th, 1930, in Rensselaer to Elmo A. Stevens. They shared 66 years of marriage together until his death on February 19th, 1996. Unto this union two daughters arrived to bless their home.

After she was married they moved to Greenfield. In 1941, the family moved to Madison where her husband began working at the Jefferson Proving Ground where he stored and cared for the ammunition. The family joined the Trinity United Methodist Church. She was very active in the church until her health did not permit her to do so. She was a member of the Madison Chapter, now the Hanover Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 525 for over 50 years. She helped to organize the Rainbow for Girls. She was one of five ladies who organized the Zeta Xi Chapter of Psi Ito Xi Sorority in Madison. She enjoyed being active in the Jefferson County Homemakers and served as president for one year and vice president for three years. She was a member of the NARFE Chapter No. 1677. She enjoyed working a s a clerk for Rose’s Hat Shop in downtown Madison and at Mill’s Department Store and the Country Don Dress Shop. She moved to Greensboro in 2003 to be near her daughter. She was eagerly awaiting the birth of her second great-granddaughter.

Survivors include her daughters, Judith Kay Stevens of Greensboro and Joyce Ann Danglade of Lake Mary, Florida; her brother, Wilbur V. Lynam and wife Dorothy of South Haven, Michigan; her grandchildren, Stephen John Danglade, David Danglade, Kathleen Combs and Michael Combs and wife Oliga; her great-granddaughter, Aeriel Danglade; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A private Celebration of Life service will be conducted by Reverend Donald G. Bradley today (Thursday, August 20th) at 11 a.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Entombment will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum near Madison. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until service time today. Hanover Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 525 held services Wednesday evening. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 147 MacArthur Street, Asheboro, North Carolina 27203. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Josephine Duggan

Josephine (Little) Duggan, 65, of Madison, passed away at 9:38 a.m. Tuesday, August 18th, 2009, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

She was born June 20th, 1944, in Carrollton, Kentucky, the daughter of John and Goldie (Garriott) Little, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Carroll County and attended school there. She resided in Madison from 1967-1984. She was employed by Reliance Electric for 10 years as an assembler.

She was united in marriage on June 20th, 1993, in Las Vegas, Nevada, to Maurice R. “Butch” Duggan, who survives.

They moved to the Dallas, Texas, community, residing there near 25 years where she worked at Honey Baked Hams. She was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed reading, sewing, crocheting, music and watching NASCAR and enjoyed driver Jeff Gordon.

Survivors in addition to her husband, include her daughter, Tina Johnson of Madison; her sons, Richard Johnson and wife Stephanie of Denver, Colorado and Steven Johnson of Madison; her stepson, Daniel Duggan and wife Kelly of Madison; her sisters, Helen Manley of Indianapolis and Kathryn Knox of Bedford, Kentucky; her sister-in-law, Liz Little of Vevay; her grandchildren, Jessica, Joshua, Jacob, Aleesha, Brennon, Emily and William Tyler; her great-grandchildren, Mason, Daisy and Lillian; her step-grandchildren, Amanda and Alexandra; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Bill Little; and her sister, Louise Grubbs.

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Troy Hedges at 2 p.m. Friday, August 21st, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to service time Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to Davita Dialysis or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Lewis Hinman

Lewis Edwin Hinman, 82, of Rising Sun, passed away at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 13th, 2009, at his home.

He was born February 3rd, 1927, in Switzerland County, the son of Roy and Lillie (Bocock) Hinman. He was a retired feed mill worker for Fletcher and Knigga Feed Mills in Rising Sun.

On September 29th, 1966, he married Loretta Gregory, who survives.

Other survivors include his son, Gary Hinman of Florida; his sisters, Ruthie Shadday of Vevay and Thelma Laird of Lawrenceburg; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Corine Gladys Powell Hinman in 1965; his son, Jerry Lee Hinman in 2007; three brothers; and three sisters.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, August 20th) with burial in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is in charge of arrangements.