Obituaries 10/15/2020


William Chatham, Sr.

  William Calvert Chatham, Sr., age 76, of Deputy, Indiana, died on Friday, October 9th, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. at his home with his loving family at this side.

  Billy entered this life on June 12th, 1944 in Trimble County, Kentucky He was the loving son of James Lee and Myrtle Mae Coghill Chatham. He was a 1962 graduate of Trimble County High School in Milton, Kentucky.

  Billy loved softball and had went to the Cincinnati Reds Training Camp and tried out for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

  On January 17th, 1967 he was inducted into the United States Army and rose to the rate of private serving during the Vietnam War Era. He was honorably discharged on April 16, 1968, earning the National Defense Service Medal.

  He was united in marriage in 1968 to Linda Edwards, and she passed away on February 17th, 1978. This union was blessed with a daughter, Julie; and a son, Billy Joe. He also gained with this marriage three sons and one daughter.

  He was a construction worker  for many years, having worked with Senior Engineers in Florence, Kentucky.

  A later marriage added two more sons to Billy’s life.

  He was a member of the Contractors-Boilermakers Union 242 for many years. Billy served on the honor guard for 13 years for Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion, was a member of the Post 9 and the Madison VFW 1969 and had held membership in the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765. He was an avid University of Kentucky Wildcats Basketball fan, NASCAR fan especially driver Kyle Busch, enjoyed fishing, and being with his little buddy, Pee Wee (his dog).  Billy enjoyed people, enjoyed socializing and loved being with his family. In his spare-time you could find him watching and old Western, starring John Wayne, watching wrestling, or the Andy Griffith Show.

  Billy will be missed by his loving sons: William Chatham, Jr. and his wife Kim of Madison, Michael Shannon Chatham of Madison, John Chatham of Louisville, Kentucky, Billy Joe Chatham of Deputy, Curtis Chatham and his wife Krista of Madison, Corey Chatham of Madison, David “Spanky” Copeland and his wife Dana of Bedford, Kentucky, and James Copeland and his wife Lee of Lexington, Indiana; by his loving daughters: Julie Caldwell and her husband Johnny of Deputy, Indiana and Debbie Reece and her husband Delbert of Madison; by his brothers: Robert Chatham and his wife Pam of Vevay, Ralph Chatham and his wife Denise of Hanover, Indiana, Freddy Chatham of Hanover, Indiana, Roy Douglas Chatham and his wife Sheila of Milton, Kentucky, Richard Coghill and his wife, Dixie of Scipio, Indiana, and Frankie Coghill of Clarksville, Tennessee; by his sisters: Wilma Anderson of Madison, Virginia Richardson of Paris, Indiana, Lois  Bennett of Madison, Doris Beard and her husband Mike of Milton, Kentucky, Sue Cull and her husband Rick of Milton, Indiana, Shirley Davidson and her husband Ed of Frankfort, Kentucky, Betty Aulick of Madison, Joann Cox of Deputy, Indiana, and Mary Lou Smolarczyk of Madison.

  Billy will also be dearly missed by his 21-grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by father, James Lee Chatham, who died on April 26th, 1984; by his mother, Myrtle Mae Coghill Chatham, who died on February 2nd, 2003; by his brothers: Victor “Buddy” Chatham, who died on March 7th, 2002 and James Allen Chatham, who died on August 28th, 1996; by his sister, Linda Worcester; by his grandchildren, Gracie Lynn Chatham and Stephen Chatham; and by his wife, Linda Edwards Chatham, who died on February 17th, 1978.

  Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, October 14th, by Rodney Nay and Chaplain Mike Bath at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow at a later date in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, 9306 North U.S. 421 near Madison, Indiana. Friends were invited to pay their respects to the family on Wednesday, October 14th, prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home.

  A final salute was conducted by Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion with full military honors following at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover.

Bradley Cutter

  Bradley Wayne “Brad” Cutter, age 60, of Madison, died suddenly on Friday, October 9th, 2020, at 9:45 p.m. at the Emergency Room at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  Brad entered this life on April 14th, 1960 in Madison, Indiana at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Brad was the loving son of the late Otto William and Vera Jean Ketenbrink Cutter. He was raised in Switzerland County near Fairview and graduated in 1978 from Switzerland County High School.

  He was a farmer at heart since a very young age and enjoyed FFA in School. He continued his education at the Versailles Vocational School and earned his welder’s certificate.

  On June 17th, 1995 Brad became the husband of Donna Marie Earls at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Madison. With this happy union of 25 years he gained two daughters, Amanda and Emily.

  Brad was a farmer all of his life and worked early in life at Dayton Walther Corporation and in construction at Marble Hill. He was a member of the International Laborer’s Union. For the past 34 years he worked as a welder and assembler for Vehicle Services Group in Madison.

  Brad was a faithful member of the Resurrection Lutheran Church and served on the property maintenance committee. Brad will be remembered for his jovial and friendly manner, who never met a stranger. He was a devoted son, loving husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle and loyal friend. He had a passion for Oliver tractors and held membership in the Collector’s Club. He had many Oliver Belt Buckles and displayed them proudly. Brad’s sudden death has left a huge void in his close knit family and his community and he will be greatly missed.

  Bradley will be missed by his loving wife of 25 years, Donna Marie Earls Cutter of Madison; by his daughters: Amanda Curlin and her husband Scott of England and Emily Elizabeth Bye of Madison; by his grandchildren: Courtney and Natalie; by his brother, Steven Cutter and his wife Tina of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky; by his sisters: Barbara Clemons and her husband Jeff of Indianapolis, Indiana, Rebecca Morris and her husband Clint of Plainfield, Indiana, and Connie Brink and her husband Russ of Madison; by his aunts and uncle: Donna Ketenbrink, Opal Coates, Helen Levell, Annette Cutter and Earl Ketenbrink; by his brother-in-law, Jimmy Earls of Cincinnati, Ohio; by his nieces and nephews: Sean Brink, Sara Brink, Beth Morris, Matt Morris, Tabatha Cutter McCann, Christopher Cutter and his wife Ann, Amber Cavanaugh, and Ashley Earls; by his great nephews and great niece: Eli McCann, Evan McCann, Liberty Cavanaugh, and Eli Cavanaugh; and by numerous cousins and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Otto William Cutter, who died on November 20th, 2014; by his mother, Vera Jean Ketenbrink Cutter, who died on January 7th, 2017; by his twin granddaughters, Kaylie and Allie Bye, who died on March 16th, 2009; and by his grandparents: William Fredrick and Dorothy M. Dickason Ketenbrink and Chris Ernest and Martha Clara Vinup Cutter.

  Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, October 15th, at 3:30 p.m., by Rodney Nay and Mark Calvert at the Fairmount Cemetery in Madison. Interment will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery. Friends may call on the family on Thursday, October 15th, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive Madison. (Masks are required with social distancing)

  Brad was a country boy and loved his Oliver tractor and trailer, so his procession will include his tractor and trailer, it is also requested that you wear your favorite pair of blue jeans and comfortable shirt for his ceremonies.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Riley Children’s Hospital-Diabetes Fund.  Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover.

Breyer Little

  Breyer Oakley Little, age four months, of Florence, Indiana, went to be with Jesus at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 8th, 2020, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Kentucky.

  Breyer entered this life seven weeks prematurely on May 14th, 2020 at the Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. He was the loving son of Brandon Oakley Little and Juliana Elizabeth Denise Prince of Florence, Indiana.

  Breyer leaves behind to treasure his memory his heartbroken parents: Brandon Oakley Little and Juliana Elizabeth Denise Prince of Florence, Indiana; his maternal-grandmother, Brandy Hall of Florence, Indiana; his maternal-grandfather, Ashley Jellison of Florence, Indiana; his paternal-grandparents, Keith and Jean Ann Little of Florence, Indiana; his maternal great-grandmother, Tammie Hall of Cincinnati, Ohio and Wallace and Shelby Jean Prince of Corinth, Kentucky; his paternal great-grandfather, Harold “Gene” Brady of Patriot; his maternal great-great-grandfather, Donald Hall of Cincinnati, Ohio; his maternal aunts and uncles: Sabrina Prince of California, Jayden Jellison of Florence, Indiana, and Gavin and Ashton Prince of Frankfort, Kentucky; his paternal aunt, Brittanie Little of Madison; his maternal great-aunts and great-uncles, Megan and John Capps of Winchester, Kentucky, Mark Hall of Florence, Indiana, and Jonathan Hauge of Dry Ridge, Kentucky; his paternal great-uncle, Steve Brady of Glencoe, Kentucky; his paternal-cousin, Mason Oakley Little; and maternal-cousin, Preston Rodgers.

  He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfather, Mike Smith; by his paternal-great-grandparents: William O. and Elizabeth B. “Liz” (Chase) Little and Rebecca E. (Jones) Brady; and by his maternal great-great-grandmother, Joyce Hall.

  Friends were invited to call on the family prior to the beginning of the funeral services on Tuesday, October 13th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation at the funeral home; and interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Breyer Oakley Little Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Ellen Tolbert

  Ellen Louise (Marine) Tolbert, age 80, of Vevay, passed away at 7:50 a.m. on Monday, October 12th, 2020, at the Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

  Ellen entered this life on October 15th, 1939 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of Everett Robert and Laura Evelyn (Hamilton) Marine, both of whom preceded her in death. She was raised in Mooresville, Indiana where she was a 1957 graduate of Mooresville High School.

  Ellen was united in marriage on March 23rd, 1957 at the Bluff Creek Christian Church in Johnson County, Indiana to Larry Tolbert. This happy union was blessed with two sons: Brent and Dale; and two daughters: Daniele and Shannon. Ellen and Larry shared over 63 loving years of marriage together until her death.

  In 1978, Ellen was employed as a clerk for Tolbert’s Petroleum in Vevay, providing 22 years of service. She also helped operate Tolbert’s Car Wash in Vevay until 2002.

  She was a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church and Vevay Tri Kappa. Ellen was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed reading. She also enjoyed spending quality time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  Ellen will be deeply missed by her loving husband, Larry Tolbert of Vevay; by her sons: Brent Tolbert and his wife Kim of Vevay and Dale Tolbert and his wife Marylee of Vevay; by her daughters: Daniele Tolbert of Vevay and Shannon Judy and husband Rob of Florence, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Joshua (Anna) Tolbert, Clinton (Brittany) Tolbert, Colton Tolbert, Erin (Shawn) Craft, Jason (Brooke) Craft, Nicholas Pavy, Baylie (Travis) Frazier and Dakota (Claire) Judy; by her great-grandchildren: Yarik Tolbert, Vasya Tolbert, Cora Mirman, Bodhi Mirman, Hendrix Mirman, Lincoln Craft, Payton Pavy, Dakota Kane Judy and Sooner Frazier; by her niece, Kyle (Gene) Ingalls; and by her best friends, Jim and Sharon Ray of Vevay.

  She was preceded in death by her parents: Everett Robert Marine, who died on July 6th, 1974 and Laura Evelyn (Hamilton) Marine, who died on August 23rd, 2007; by her brothers: Emmett Myron Marine, who died in 1935 and Everett Duane Marine, who died on July 17th, 2005; by her granddaughter, Angel Shae’ Craft, who died on February 2nd, 1983; and by her nephew, Michael Marine.

  Friends may call on the family from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, October 16th; and from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, October 17th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 17th, by Pastor Pat Lanman, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County YMCA Endowment Fund c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County Inc. Cards are available at the funeral home.