Obituaries week of 9-29-11


Paul Vernon

Paul Vernon, 88, of Madison, passed away at 3:17 p.m. Tuesday, September 27th, 2011, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was born September 13th, 1923, on Vernon Ridge near Brooksburg, the son of the late Glen and Viola Adams Vernon. He resided his early life in Switzerland County.

He was united in marriage to Lavonue Bonnie Shadday on May 25th, 1962, in Vevay by Reverend Fred Griffith.

He was employed early in life as a milk truck driver and later began a career with Reliance Electric in Madison and retired in 1988. He had enjoyed being a member of the Brothers of the Brush in Vevay earlier in life. He enjoyed flea markets, eating out with friends and family, watching baseball and basketball. He enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his daughters, Deidri Vest and husband Tim of Madison and Sandy Courter of Rising Sun; his sons, Bernie Vernon and wife Sharon of Greensburg and Randy Vernon and wife Pam of Manchester, Indiana; his stepson, Tom Alford of Madison; his companion, Irma Browning Fivecoats of Westport; his sisters-in-law, Doris Shadday of Madison, Mary Jo Brown of Vevay and Ruthie Shadday of Vevay; his grandchildren, Jon, Joe and Jenny Vest; Chastin Bear; Cynthia, Michele Kramer, Tracy Joy Burch, Jamie and Terry Vernon; Melanie Courter and Anita Bales; his great-grandchildren, Phoenix Raine, Magnolia Jane, Meghan, Ashleigh, Molly, Blair, Zachary, Grace, Chrissy, Trenton, Maddox, Breslyn, Alexandria, Brandon, Clinton and Stephanie; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lavonue Bonnie Shadday on September 18th, 2000; his father, Glen Vernon; his mother, Viola Adams Vernon Ralston; his stepfather, Graham Ralston; his sister, Freda Stout; his brother-in-law, Leo Stout; and his stepdaughter-in-law, Charlotte Alford on January 13th, 2002.

Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Bob Hicks Saturday, October 1st, at 11 a.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery in Madison. Friends may call Friday from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Relay for Life. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Leroy Webb

Hilland Leroy Webb, 81, of Rising Sun, passed away at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday, September 20th, 2011, at his residence.

He was born on Bascom Corner in Ohio County, September 13th, 1930, the son of the late Denver Hilland and Juanita (Gullion) Webb. He attended grade school at New Hope, Murray’s Branch and Cass Union and was a graduate of Rising Sun High School Class of 1949, where he enjoyed playing baseball and basketball. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force as an Airman 1st Class during the Korean War.

On July 1st, 1950, in Patriot, he married Wilma Jean (Ricketts) Webb who survives him.

He was a faithful member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ. He was also a member of the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge and the Aurora Korean War veterans. He worked as an electrician at I & M Power Plant in Lawrenceburg for 20 years. He liked doing search a word, sudoku and jigsaw puzzles. He and his wife loved to travel and were able to visit all 50 states ad Canada. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and faithful Christian.

In addition to his devoted wife Wilma, he is survived by his daughters, Rhonda (Donald) Myers of Rising Sun and Brenda (Tim) Heine of Florence; his son, Rick Webb of Florence; his grandsons, Cory (Stacy) Morris of Aurora, Chad Morris of Gallatin County, Kentucky, Andy Webb of Lawrenceburg, Nicholas Webb of Rising Sun, and Dustin Webb of Florence; his step-granddaughters, Stephanie White of Decatur, Illinois and Jenny (Donny) Bovard of Lawrenceburg; his step-grandson, Andrew (Rachel) Heine of Lawrenceburg; his great-grandchildren, Caitlynn, Baylee, Caydence and Brody Morris, Joseph Richards and Samantha Webb; his step-great-grandchildren, Robbie McKenzie, Courtney Bradley, Olivia Bovard, Nya Bovard, Meghan Bovard, Abigail Heine and Elizabeth Heine; his nieces, Karen Bolton of Madison and Leta Brooks of Scipio; his nephew, Dennis Brooks of Elizabethtown, and several cousins.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Marietta Brooks; and infant siblings, Opal Roberta Webb and Ralph Webb.

Funeral services were conducted by Brother Greg Matthew and Reverend Jim Jenkins Friday, September 23rd, at Rising Sun Church of Christ. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rising Sun Church of Christ Building Fund, Rising Sun First Baptist Church, Ohio County Rescue Unit or Dearborn County Hospice.

Rose Mulle

Rose Harmony Mulle, infant daughter of Dawn Nicole (Banks) Collins of Vevay and David Joseph Mulle of Rising Sun, passed away at 1:05 a.m. Monday, September 19th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She is also survived by grandparents, Chris and Jodi Mulle of Rising Sun, Brenda Harris of Vevay, and Donnie Banks of Norwood, Ohio; and siblings, Trace Collins, Trent Collins, Trinity Collins and Noah Hickman.

Graveside services were conducted by Father Chris Craig Tuesday, September 27th, with burial in Cedar Hedge Cemetery in Rising Sun. Memorial donations may be made to Markland Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

Chester Smith

Chester Ray Smith, 83, of Harrison, Ohio, formerly of Rising Sun, passed away Sunday, September 25th, at Hospice of Cincinnati.

He was born in Ohio County, on August 11th, 1928, the son of the late Lawrence Ray and Mary Edith (Peters) Smith. He attended Quercus Grove Elementary School and was a graduate of Patriot High School Class of 1946. He served his country as a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Rising Sun United Methodist Church. He worked as a machinist at Joseph E. Seagram Distillery in Lawrenceburg for 22 years and also worked for Schenley Distillery.

On April 5th, 1952, in Rising Sun, he married Helen Marie (Broadus) Smith who survives. They spent 59 years together.

He liked camping, traveling, riding motorcycles and reading. What he enjoyed most was spending time with his famiily and he was very proud of his grandchildren.

Survivors in addition to his wife Helen, include his daughter, Cyndie Smith of Burlington, Kentucky; his son, Steve (Lisa) Smith of Birmingham, Alabama; his grandson, Matthew Smith of Portland, Oregon; his granddaughter, Kristin Smith of Birmingham; his sister, Antoinette “Toni” Billingsley of Rising Sun; and his brother, Robert Smith of Plant City, Florida.

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Keith Chanley at 1 p.m. today (Thursday, September 29th) at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial will be in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Whitewater Township Rescue.

Michael Tingle

Michael Wayne Tingle, 52, of Madison, passed away at 7:40 p.m. Friday, September 23rd, 2011, in Madison.

He was born September 26th, 1958, in Madison, the son of Earl and Belva J. Shelton Tingle. He was a 1977 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on September 20th, 1977, in Louisville, Kentucky. He rose to the rank of Specialist 4, serving the 1st Battalion, 151st Infantry and was honorably discharged on April 12th, 1985, from Fort Dix, New Jersey. He worked as a recruiter for much of the time he spent in the service. He enjoyed listening to music and fishing.

Survivors include his son, Sean Michael Tingle of Batesville; his mother, Belva J. Shelton Tingle of Madison; his brother, Freddie Tingle and wife Sandy of Madison; his sisters, Brenda Baker of Madison, Glenda Mayo and husband Shannon of Tennessee; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Tingle on March 14th, 2008; his brother, Robert Tingle in October, 1981; and his grandparents, Gilbert and Leona Tingle and Blanche and Clarence Shelton.

Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Bill Maginn Wdnesday, September 28th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison with full military honors conducted at the chapel by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mike Tingle Memorial Fund or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Adelaide Ambrose

Adelaide Margaret Ambrose, 77, of Bennington, passed away at 10:55 p.m. Friday, September 23rd, 2011, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born July 8th, 1934, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Bernard and Laura (Staat) Eichhorn. She worked in developing products for companies such as Proctor & Gamble.

On October 25th, 1954, she married Junior Ray Ambrose, who survives.

Other survivors include her son, John R. Ambrose and wife Dawn of Cincinnati; her daughters, Laura Huffman and husband Dan and Patty Moehring and husband Tom, all of Cincinnati, and Bernice Milner and husband Wayne of Morning View, Kentucky; her sister, Alice Chaney of Amelia, Ohio; her brothers, Sonny Eichhorn and wife Della of Goshen, Ohio, Butch Eichhorn and wife Nancy and Tony Eichhorn and wife Sue, all of Cincinnati, and Joe Eichhorn and wife Diane of Miami Township, Ohio; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Helen Wheatley; and her brother, Albert Eichhorn.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Vail-Holt Funeral & Cremation Service of Madison is in charge of arrangements.