Annette (Combs) Cutter, age 84, of Dillsboro, Indiana, passed away at 11:55 p.m. on Friday, May 21st, 2021, at Ripley Crossing in Milan, Indiana.
Annette was born at home on October 3rd, 1936 in Glomawr, Kentucky. She was the youngest of five children born to Allen and Spicia (Begley) Combs. The family moved to Indiana in 1942. Annette attended Guilford School in the first grade, then Central Elementary in Lawrenceburg, Indiana for the second, third, and fourth grades. Homestead School for the fifth and sixth grades. Greendale School for the seventh and eighth. Then to Lawrenceburg Consolidated High School for four years, graduating in 1955.
Annette was baptized in the Lawrenceburg Church of Christ in 1954.
Reverend Arnold John Cutter was drafted into the Army in August of 1952. Upon arriving home Arnold saw his wife-to-be, Annette Combs for the first time in person. Many letters and pictures had been exchanged during the past 18 to 20 months. Annette and Arnold were united in marriage on June 11th, 1955 at the Lawrenceburg Church of Christ in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. They made their home on a farm near Fairview, where Arnold was engaged in farming with his family. They were blessed with three children to make their home complete: Ronald Allen, Bonnie Ann and Joy Lee. Annette learned to help with the farm work. She was always interested in the kids schools. Annette was active in P.T.A. and P.T.O. and served several years as a room mother and Cub Scout den mother, and chaperoned many school trips and outings with Band and Choir.
She loved to decorate cakes, and even taught at the Vocational School in Versailles for a couple years. She also worked for a florist for about two years, which she enjoyed very much.
When Arnold went into the ministry, she was his office worker and helper and also served as a Sunday School teacher. In 1990, Arnold and Annette were moved to Ogilville and Ohio Chapel Churches in Bartholomew County, outside of Columbus, Indiana. They had served several small churches in Switzerland County for 16 years, so moving brought a big change. In 1996, they retired from full time ministry and bought a home in Dillsboro, Indiana. They were still involved with the ministry, though now part time. When the children grew up, married and had children, Annette adored her grandchildren and loved to keep them and have them visit.
Annette’s first job was as a secretary for Distillers Cooperage in Lawrenceburg, Indiana during her second semester of her senior year of high school. After she was married, she worked a couple weeks at the tomato canning factory in Rising Sun. Annette left that job to go to work for attorney, Gretchen H. Cole in Vevay. She left that job shortly before the birth of her first child, Ronald.
Annette was a stay at home mom, taking care of the children and helping on the farm, and later helping with the church responsibilities for Arnold.
In 2005, she had surgery on her spine, that didn’t go very well. She was not physically able to do all the things she had done before and this was a big disappointment for her.
Arnold and Annette started an ice cream social at the Fairview United Methodist Church. In 2017, they celebrated 50 years. Arnold and Annette were some of the first EMT’s in Switzerland County.
Annette will be missed by her son, Ronald Cutter of Fairview; by her daughters: Bonnie Eversole and her husband Joe of Huntsville, Alabama, and Joy Mcvay and her husband Jeff of Florence, Kentucky; by her grandchildren: Deidra Dennis and her husband Marty, Aaron Cutter and his fiancée Heather White, Caleb Eversole, Miranda Eversole, Keiran Eversole, Halee Mcvay and Colby Mcvay; by her great-grandchildren: Ashley Hartsburg and her husband Isaac, Avery Recker and her husband Noah, Aiden Dennis, Weston Cutter and Willow White; by her great great-grandchildren: Ellie and Ivy Hartsburg; by her brother, Ronald Combs of Vandalia, Illinois; by her sister-in-law, Lucille Combs of Dillsboro, Indiana; by her several nieces and nephews, and by her special friends: Londalee Burger of Cincinnati, Ohio and Margaret Baker of Dillsboro, Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her father, Allen Combs, who died on November 5th, 1990; by her mother, Spicia (Begley) Combs, who died on April 26th, 1995; by her husband, Reverend Arnold John Cutter, who died on September 16th, 2018; by her daughter-in-law, Linda Sue (Lockhart) Cutter, who died on August 17th, 2013; by her great great-grandson, Rhett James Hartsburg, who died on April 18th, 2017; by her brother, Lehmen Combs, who died on December 12th, 2017; by her sisters, Lelia Edwards and Beulah Morgan; and by her brothers-in-law: Arlie Campbill, Berton Edwards and Farmer M. Morgan.
Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, May 26th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Wednesday, May 26th, with Reverend Ed Hankinson officiating at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairview United Methodist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.
William ‘Will’ Jackson
William Thomas “Will” Jackson, age 33, of Madison, was found deceased at 2:59 p.m. on Saturday, May 15th, 2021, at his residence.
Will entered this life on September 8th, 1987 in Madison. He was the loving son of Aubrey Shane and Roxanna Bibb Jackson. He was raised in Madison, as well as in Milton, Kentucky. He graduated in 2006 from Madison Consolidated High School where he starred in varsity basketball for the Cubs. Will, who sported No. 42 on his uniform, was a proud member of the Madison Cubs and merited All Hoosier Hills Conference honors. After graduation, he attended Lincoln Land Community College on an academic athletic scholarship, and later Ivy Tech Community College. Will was close to earning his bachelor’s degree.
Will worked as a pipe fitter and welder, having traveled to Washington, Florida, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Locally, he worked with Madison Precision and most recently was employed with Amazon and part-time with Sexton Industries, a sub-contractor with North American Stainless. Will also enjoyed working with his Aunt Libby and Uncle John at Fillin’ Station Liquors in downtown Madison. Will enjoyed socializing, plus was opinionated and smart with a great intuition.
He enjoyed his membership in the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 Sons of the American Legion and loved to ride his Sea-Doo and play video games. Will loved all sports, with some of his favorite teams being the Dallas Cowboys, University of Kentucky and Michigan State. He also loved the Los Angeles Lakers so much that he found his way to Staples Center when he visited California in 2017.
Will’s life touched many people and he will be greatly missed by an abundance of friends. He will be remembered for his kind, sweet and loving spirit.
Will will be missed by his heartbroken parents: Roxanna and Mike Hunt of Madison, and Shane and Billie Jackson of Vevay; by his loving brothers: Aubrey “Shaney” Shane Jackson, II of Madison and Xavier Ward Jackson of Vevay; by his nephew, Bryce Weber; by his step brothers: Jonathan Neil Hunt of Madison and Kyle Ray of Vevay; by his step sisters: Jessie Shell and her husband Zack of Rising Sun and Rebecca Hunt Meisch of Columbus, Indiana; by his step grandmother, Barbara Dowdy of Vevay; by his niece, Alexis Jade Hunt; by his aunts and uncles: Libby Jackson Kinman and her husband John of Vevay, Vedie Jackson Tingle and her husband Jeff of Springfield, Kentucky, Mayor Denny Jackson and his wife Fritzi of Milton, Kentucky, Danny Bibb of Madison, David Bibb of Oklahoma, Emily Smith of Moorefield, Pallas Meeks of Brooksburg, Indiana, and Dallas Meeks of Bennington; by his godchildren: Lola Tucker, Luna Tucker and Onyx Tucker; and by his numerous cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: William Aubrey “Bill” Jackson, who died on December 28th, 2010 and Julia L. Stockdale Jackson, who died on May 11th, 2012, by his maternal grandparents: Thomas Bibb, who died on December 26th, 1984 and Mary Florence “Flo” Hicks Bibb, who died on August 26th, 2013; by his cousin, Danny Wayne Bibb, II, who died on September 30th, 2002; by his step brother, Stephen Michael “Tee” Hunt, who died on August 1st, 2013; and by his aunt, Nancy Bibb, who died on December 30th, 2015.
Friends were invited to pay their respects during a time of visitation on Tuesday, May 25th, and again on Wednesday, May 26th, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Funeral services were conducted by Brother Bob Hicks on Wednesday, May 26th, at the funeral centre. Interment followed in the Fairmount Cemetery in Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to Will Jackson Athletic Academic Scholarship. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover.
Charles ‘Buddy’ Waller
Charles Edward “Buddy” Waller, age 89, of Lexington, Indiana and formerly of Madison, passed from this life on Saturday, May 1st, 2021.
Buddy entered this life on December 30th, 1931, in Westport, Kentucky. He was the loving son of the late William Edward and Emma K. Wright Waller.
He was inducted into the United States Air Force on February 12th, 1951 in Louisville, Kentucky. He rose to the rate of Staff Sergeant, serving during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on May 26th, 1955 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey, earning the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was then transferred to the National Guard of Kentucky serving there until he was discharged on June 9th, 1964 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Buddy was united in marriage on April 7th, 1954 in England to Olga Manley. This union of 24 years was blessed with a son, Terry Lee, and a daughter, Teresa Lynn.
Buddy Waller was well known throughout the water and sewer utility industry for nearly 60 years. Given Buddy’s many accomplishments and business success, it may come as a surprise to learn that his formal education ended with the eighth grade. This fact never held him back. At times, he worked three jobs — including as a La Grange police officer — to provide a better life for his family. Throughout his life, Buddy was extraordinarily adept at solving mechanical and technical challenges. He was an extremely fast learner who could accomplish anything he set his mind to.
Buddy started his long career as a manual laborer for La Grange (Kentucky) Utilities. Knowing he could make more money, Buddy earned his water and sewer licenses and was eventually promoted to superintendent. By 1970, he was superintendent of Florence, Kentucky Utilities. Buddy’s charismatic personality and his extensive experience in the industry led to a successful career in sales for Mid-States Meter, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Eventually, Buddy opened a branch warehouse for Mid-States Meter in Seymour, Indiana where he was joined in the business by his son, Terry Waller.
In 1982, at the age of 51, Buddy decided to open his own company, Waller’s Meter, in Madison. The riverfront was home to Waller’s Meter (and to Buddy and wife Louann) until 2001 when the business moved to Madison’s hilltop. At the end of his life, Buddy took great comfort in knowing that his children would continue his legacy.
By Buddy’s side for the last 30 years was Louann (White) who shared his love of the river. They enjoyed many wonderful years living on the Cotton Mill property, with their houseboat docked just across the road. Buddy and Louann were united in marriage on August 29th, 2005 in Nashville, Tennessee. They welcomed many guests to their riverfront life, entertaining them with live music by Buddy and his nephews, Adam and Ed Davis. Buddy was a lifelong motorcyclist, a passion he shared with Louann. They took many road trips together and with their friends John and Denise Clark.
Moving away from their life at the river was bittersweet for Buddy and Louann. But they grew to love the new home they built on a beautiful lake in the country. Buddy enjoyed fishing right outside his back door. They hosted many family gatherings and had wonderful neighbors. Buddy was blessed to spend his final days at home, with Louann and his family by his side.
Buddy will be missed by his loving wife and companion of 30 years, Louann White Waller of Lexington, Indiana; by his son, Terry Waller and his companion Wilma Carson of Madison; by his daughter, Teresa Waller and her companion Arti Ortega of Madison; by his step sons: Brian Morton and his wife Keisha of Vevay and Robert “Bob” Morton of Madison; by his step grandchildren: Brittney Thayer (Aaron), Kinley Morton, Kalli Morton, Garrett Morton, and Shelby Morton; by his step great-grandchildren: Peyton Thayer and Aubrey Thayer; by his sister, Anita Fritz and her husband Dennis of La Grange, Kentucky; by his former son-in-law, Robert Feltner of Madison; by his former wife, Olga Manley of Shipdham, England; and by several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Edward Waller, who died on December 29th, 1994, by his mother, Emma Katherine Wright Waller, who died on February 15th, 1975; by his sisters: Ida M. Waller, who died in 1919, Marguerite Pearl Steffen, who died on May 3rd, 2020, and Alice Ruth Davis, who died on December 6th, 2012; by his brothers: William Edward “Little Eddie” Waller, who died on April 6th, 1925, Robert Kirby Waller, who died on May 14th, 1988, John Carroll Waller, who died on November 12th, 1960 and Kenneth W. Waller, who died on October 30th, 2014; and by his grandson, Alex Feltner, who died on October 21st, 2016.
Private services were conducted Friday, May 7th, at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road in Madison, Indiana. Interment follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Friends were invited to call on the family on Friday, May 7th, prior to the time of the service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. A final salute and military honors was provided by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alexander Feltner Memorial Fund or the Riverfront Development Endowment Fund, through the Community Foundation.
David L. Wright, 72, of Dillsboro, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, May 20th, 2021 at Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Thomas, Kentucky.
David was born in Lamar, Missouri on August 25th, 1948, the son of the late Belva I. (Ogan) and Lenvil M. Wright. He was a 1966 graduate of Center Senior High School in Kansas City, Missouri.
David proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, retiring after 22 years of faithful service. David earned the rank of RMCS (SS) and served as strategic submarine radioman and communications equipment technician. He served on the USS Gato, USS Pintado, USS Snook and USS Pargo. While in service, he was awarded four Good Conduct Medals, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation (2), Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Enlisted Submarine Qualified and SSBN Deterrent Patrol Insignia.
After his Naval career, David worked for North American Stainless for over 20 years.
David married Deborah K. (Vinson) Wright on April 27th, 1979 in San Diego, California. David and Deborah were married over 42 years until his passing.
David was a member of the Dillsboro American Legion, a lifetime member of the VFW, a life member of the United States Submarine Veterans Inc., and Holland Club. David loved to fish, he especially enjoyed taking his grandchildren and other kids in the family. He was also a talented woodworker and liked making special items for his family and friends. David also enjoyed traveling with his wife and was very active in the various veterans organizations he belonged to.
David was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, brother, proud veteran and friend to many.
David is survived by his loving wife, Deboreah Wright, of Dillsboro, Indiana; by his two daughters: Kelly Marsik and her husband Mark of Port Orchard, Washington and Garri Meeks and her husband David, of Dillsboro, Indiana; by his two sons: Mike Wright and his fiancee Kristi Lewis, of Staunton, Virginia and Robert Melton, of Boerne, Texas; by his grandchildren: Andrew Wright, Kaylee Wright, Dominick Meeks and Jesse Meeks; by his sister, Wendy Preston and her husband Steve, of Harrisonville, Missouri; and by his brother, John Wright and wife Darla of Grandview, Missouri.
David was preceded in death by his parents: Lenvil and Belva Wright; by his brother, Lenvil “Gene” Wright; and by his granddaughter, Jenna Meeks.
Services with military honors will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 28th at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison, Indiana. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until noon on Friday, May 28th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery 1415 North Gate Road Madison, Indiana, 47250; or to United States Submarine Veterans Inc. (USSVI) PO Box 3870 Silverdale, Washington, 98383.