Obituaries 05/21/20


Britany Hawkins

  Britany L. Hawkins, 27, of New Washington, Indiana, passed away on May 9th, 2020 at Clark Memorial Hospital.

  Britany was born on December 11th, 1992 in Madison. She attended New Washington High School and was a beloved mother to her son, Lucas.

  Left to cherish her memory is her son, Lucas Hughes; her mother, Karen Chamness (Jason); her father, Carroll Hawkins (Tammy); her siblings: Howard Shipman (Mary), Justin Hawkins, Vanessa Purnell (Justin), Samantha Sandlin, Fred Wilson, and Austin Chamness; her nieces and nephews: Cheyenne, Landon, Kaylee, Landon, and Charlee; her grandparents: Shirley Dierkes, and Carroll and Myrtle Hawkins, and Mart and Mary Ann Williams; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

  Britany is preceded in death by her grandfather, Ron Dierkes.

 Legacy Funeral Center has been entrusted with her care, and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

James ‘J.D.’ Johnson

  James D. “J.D.” Johnson, 86, passed away on Monday morning, May 18th, 2020 at Signature Health Care in Muncie, Indiana.

  He was born on January 7th, 1934 in Flemingsburg, Kentucky, the son of Clarence R. and Berchie A. (Kidwell) Johnson and graduated from Orangeburg High School in Kentucky in 1952.

  On August 2nd, 1953 in Orangeburg, Kentucky at the 1st Christian Church, he married Reva A. Condon.

  J.D. worked as a machinist and supervisor at Maxon Corporation for 40 years until his retirement in 1994. He was a board member of Switzerland County Senior Citizen Center; charter member of the YMCA in Vevay; member of Kiwanis in Vevay, attended Concord Community Church in Patriot, and member of Pleasant Hill United Brethren Church.

  He enjoyed boating and camping on the Ohio River.

  Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Reva A. Johnson of Muncie; his three sons: Ray A. Johnson (wife, Patricia) of Muncie, Larry D. Johnson (wife, Rhonda) of Anderson, Indiana, and Glenn D. Johnson (wife, Lisa) of Yorktown, Indiana; his eight grandchildren and his 15 great-grandchildren; his two brothers: Jerry W. Johnson (wife, Judy) of Rectorville, Kentucky, and Scotty R. Johnson (wife, Brenda) of Mayslick, Kentucky; his one sister, Jackie M. Carpenter of Dover, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother-in-law, Bobby J. Carpenter.

  Services will be private and burial will be held in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery on Buck Creek Pike.

  Memorial Contributions may be directed to Concord Community Church, 196 Concord Road, Patriot, Indiana, 47038; or Pleasant Hill United Brethren Church, 11531 US-35, Muncie, Indiana, 47302.

  The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements.