Obituaries week of 9/13/07


Melba Judy

Melba Marcella (Green) Judy, 85, of The Colony, Texas, formerly of East Enterprise, passed away Monday, September 10th, there.
She was born August 4th, 1922, in Rising Sun, the daughter of Walter Edward and Jennie (Kittle) Green, who both preceded her in death.
She was united in marriage in 1941, to Orville Owen “Buck” Judy. Unto this union a son and a daughter arrived to bless their home.
She was employed for 15 years with the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay. She was also employed for five years at Plastic Moldings Corporation in East Enterprise.
Melba and Buck Judy moved to Florida in 1980 and she had resided in Texas since 1994. She moved her church letter to Grace Community Baptist Church in The Colony where she was a very active member of the Butterflies of Grace Women’s Missionary Group. She enjoyed many hours of visiting with the sick, writing letters and giving the families a break from care giving. She was a former member of New Liberty Baptist Church in East Enterprise. She loved to sew and crochet and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughter, Thirla Johnson and husband Raymond of The Colony; her son, Dennis Judy and wife Judy of Moorefield; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; her sister, Betty Jane Winterberg of Starke, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Orville Owen “Buck” Judy; and her brother, Arthur M. Green.
Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Larry Bewley at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at New Liberty Baptist Church near East Enterprise. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time today at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 7610 North Stemmons, Suite 600, Dallas, TX 75247 or the New Liberty Cemetery. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Irvin Dunn

Irvin William Dunn, 57, of West Harrison, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, passed away Sunday, September 9th, at Mercy-Franciscan-Harrison Hospital in Harrison, Ohio.
He was born June 26th, 1950, in Vevay, the son of Robert W. Dunn and Reathia (Smith) Voght, who both preceded him in death. He resided in Vevay until 1985, later moving to West Harrison, Indiana. He was a U.S. Army veteran, stationed in Germany, serving during the Vietnam War. He was the owner and operator of the DMC Waste Service, Inc., in West Harrison and enjoyed his family and grandsons.
Survivors include his sons, Derrick Dunn and companion Jennifer McDaniel and Brennen Dunn, all of West Harrison; his grandsons, Jakob and Eli Dunn; his brothers, Robert V. Dunn, Larry A. Dunn, and Jerry B. Dunn, all of Fort Wayne; his sisters, Gladys M. Honeycutt of Hazard, Kentucky, Roberta E. Brock of Tennessee, and Reathia K. Belcher of Fort Wayne; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, George Dunn.
Funeral services will be conducted by Brother John Willis Friday, September 14th, at 1 p.m., at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay with military rites conducted at the graveside by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post 1845 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today (Thursday) at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Edna Bladen

Edna Bladen, 85, of Carrollton, Kentucky, formerly of Vevay, passed away Wednesday, September 5th, in Carrollton.
Born November 2nd, 1921, in Goshen, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Addison and Harriett (Fields) Bladen.
Survivors include her son, Ben Gary Bladen of Madison; her sisters, Della Miller of Carrollton and Stelma Johnson of Ghent, Kentucky; her brothers, Charles Bladen and Frank Bladen, both of Ghent; and her grandson, Clinton Carter of Vevay.
She was also preceded in death by her daughters, Norma Ruth Carter and Deloris Ann Leap.
Funeral services were conducted by Daryl Maines Saturday, September 8th, at Garnett-New-McDonald Funeral Home in Warsaw, Kentucky. Burial was in Warsaw Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Bill Shoaf

Charles William “Bill” Shoaf, 86, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, passed away Friday, September 7th, there.
He was born April 9th, 1921, in Lexington, North Carolina, the second son of Beulah Hine and David Harold Shoaf, Sr. The family later moved to Jackson, Tennessee, where he graduated from Jackson High School. There he attended Lambuth College before entering the U.S. Army Air Corps. He later attended UGA in Athens, UNC at Chapel Hill and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega.
During his tour of duty, he met Lois Emily Lamson and they married in September 27th, 1946, in Vevay. They soon moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and in 1969 to Jacksonville.
He was an accountant by profession, vice president of Consolidated Credit Corporation and later established Solar Energy Systems of Florida, operating it until retirement. He never really retired. Wanting to be active, he was always working on projects for friends or at home. He graciously fought a good fight surrounded by loving family and friends and his devoted wife, Lois, who survives him.
Special appreciation goes to Laura and Robert Lamson and Ruth Crandall for wonderful care.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, David Harold, Jr., and his daughter, Vicki Jean.
Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, September 11th, in Arlington Park Cemetery with Reverend Paul N. Goodwin, officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice. Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The guest book may be signed at