Obituaries week of 1-27-11


Bill McCalip

William Henry “Bill” McCalip, 79, of Vevay, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Monday, January 24th, 2011, at Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus.

She as born October 19th, 1931, in Shelby County, Indiana, the son of Carl and Marjorie (Cochran) McCalip, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Shelby County, Indiana and attended Shelby County High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on January 21st, 1949, in Indianapolis, rising o the rank of Corporal, serving in the 38th Infantry, 2nd Indian Head Division Medical Corps, during the Korean War. For his service to his country, he received the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the ROK Korean Service Medal and the U.S. Army Commendation Medal. He was honorably discharged on June 23rd, 1952.

He was united in marriage on September 2nd, 1951, in Osgood, to Mickey Murray. Unto this union three daughters arrived to bless their home.

He was employed in lineman construction for Miller Marsen Construction in Indianapolis and several other electrical contractors, for 26 years. He was employed by Southeastern Indiana REMC in Osgood for 14 years. He owned and operated Swiss Valley Lanes in Vevay for 20 years, retiring in 1999. He also enjoyed farming in Ripley County. He was very proud of all the people and teams he bowled with during the years, especially the teams that went to the National Bowling Conference, taking fourth place in 1984, in Reno, Nevada, and seventh place in 1991, in Toledo, Ohio. He was a member of the Electrical Union Local #1393 in Indianapolis, life member of Vevay VFW Post 5396 and Vevay American Legion Post 185. He was Past Master of Masonic Lodge #7 F&AM in Versailles, Versailles Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #333, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis and Murat Shrine of Indianapolis. He was also a member of the 2nd Indiana Head Association and the American Bowling Association. He will be remembered for his passion for gardening and bowling, helping others in need and his sense of humor was unsurpassed.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mickey (Murray) McCalip of Vevay; his daughters, Tammie Jo Spurlock and husband Ron of Greensburg and Tina Aubuchon and husband Michael of Waco, Texas; his grandchildren, Laurie and Dwight Krieg of Batesville, Corey and Shanna Lemen of Batesville, and Christi and Jason Volz of Osgood; and his seven great-grandchildren, Abbie, Ben, Blake, Chancie, Drew, Caleb and Charlotte.

He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Chris McCalip in 1954; two brothers; and one sister.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 26th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Masonic services were held and military rites were conducted by Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396 prior to the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Paul Chappell, Jr.

M. Paul Chappell, Jr., 73, of Huron, Tennessee, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 7:15 a.m. Sunday, January 23rd, 2011, at his home.

He was born February 7th, 1937, in Columbia, Tennessee, the son of Maury Paul and Viola Rachel (Adams) Chappell, Sr. Following the death of his mother at an early age, his father married a wonderful lady, Sarah A. Harris, and she resides in Columbia, Tennessee.

He married Judy Flora on December 23rd, 1984, and she survives in Huron.

He was a pharmacist, ordained minister, regional manager of drugstore operations, disc jockey and radio announcer, and for more than 50 years was an auctioneer. He was a member of Switzerland County Community Church and Huron Church of God.

Also surviving are his children, Sam Wilson of Mitchell and children, Melissa and Avery; Kimberly and John Tuddy, of Huron, and children, John Morgan and Joshua Curtis; Robin Wilson of Huron, and son Tyler; April and Greg Marquart, of Dayton, Ohio, and children, Angel, Nick and Maggie; James P. and Jill Chappell, of Ft. Worth, Texas, and children Jake and Jenny Kae; Lisa Roberts, of Ft. Worth, Texas, and daughter, Sherah; and Marqaretta Galvin, of Ft. Worth, Texas, and children, James Paul and Sara; his brothers, Albert Eugene Chappell and Wayne Allen Chappell, both of Columbia, Tennessee.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 25th, by Pastor Charles Dayadharum in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home in Huron. Graveside service and burial were held Wednesday, January 26th, in Huron Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home’s website at:

Jason Conwell

Jason Leo Conwell, 35, of Rising Sun, passed away Friday, January 21st, 2011, at his home.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, May 5th, 1975, the son of Susan (Priest) and Patrick Conwell. He was a graduate of Mt. Healthy High School, Cincinnati, Ohio, Class of 1994. He last worked at Bob Evans Restaurant in Lawrenceburg. He enjoyed collecting baseball cards.

Survivors include his parents Patrick and Susan (Priest) Conwell of Rising Sun; and his brother, Sean Conwell of Cleveland, Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Greg Matthew at 2 p.m. today (Thursday, January 27th) at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time today (Thursday) at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Crisis Pregnancy Center in Lawrenceburg.

Lois Keith

Lois (Buchanan) Keith, 91, of Rising Sun, passed away at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg on Friday, January 21st, 2011.

She was born in Ohio County on September 6th, 1919, the daughter of Claude and Gertrude Phillips Buchanan. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School Class of 1937.

On April 25th, 1939, she was married to Virgil Keith who preceded her in death on December 16th, 1954. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Bonnie on May 29th, 2004.

She worked at Rising Sun State Bank for 25 years, retiring in 1981. She was a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ.

Surviving is her son, Bobby Joe Keith and wife Dianna of Rising Sun; her three grandsons, Rusty (Yetta) Keith, Ricky (Kelli) Keith, Robby (Christie) Keith; two granddaughters, Annie Jo Jackson (Kenny); and Tonya Koons (Paul Dale); and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 24th, in Rising Sun Church of Christ with burial in Rising Sun Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Rising Sun Church of Christ. Humphrey-Taylor-Detmer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

George Lovelace

George Desmond “Deck” Lovelace, 90, of Moores Hill, passed away Saturday, January 22nd, 2011, in Dillsboro.

He was born April 13th, 1920, in Milan, the son of Walter Cline and Cecil Violet (Belew) Lovelace.

He married Wilma Irene Doan who preceded him in death in 1976 and later married Lorene America Rayles who preceded him in death in 2010.

He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, a member of Moores Hill Baptist church, Moores Hill Legion, a former bank director of Peoples National Bank, a former employee of Schenley’s and was a farmer.

He is survived by his daughters, Karen Elaine (Estie) Yancey of Murray, Kentucky, and Vickie (Marty) Sizemore of Moores Hill; his sisters, Freda Denning of Aurora and Elsie Stahl of Indianapolis; his grandchildren, Angie (Eric) Imler, Cindy (Todd) Anderson, Tim Lamkin and Gary (Endca) Sizemore; and his great-grandchildren, Erika and Morgan Imler, Hunter Zac and Gracie Anderson and Olivia Sizemore.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 25th, at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores Hill. Burial followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Moores Hill with military rites conducted at the graveside by Moores Hill American Legion. Memorials may be made to the Moores Hill Baptist Church or Forest Hill Cemetery.

Bryan DuVall

Bryan Allen Lee DuVall, infant son of Desiree DuVall and Charles Gilbert, Jr., passed away at 11:02 a.m. Monday, January 24th, 2011, in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born at Children’s Hospital on December 10th, 2010.

Survivors include his mother, Desiree DuVall of Lawrenceburg; his father, Charles Gilbert, Jr., of Burlington, Kentucky; his grandmother, Tina DuVall of Lawrenceburg; his grandparents, Charles and Norma Gilbert of Burlington; his great-grandmother, Patricia DuVall of Rising Sun; his great-grandmother, Hazel McAllister of Brookville; his uncles, Marcus DuVall of Lawrenceburg, Cliff Gilbert of Burlington and Rob Gilbert of Cold Springs, Kentucky; and his aunts, Jessica DuVall of Lawrenceburg and Lisa Hall of Walton, Kentucky.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, January 28th, with Ronnie Swango officiating at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Greendale Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the family.