Oscar David Ethington, age 69, of Defoe, Kentucky, passed away Friday, September 14th, 2012.
He was born in Defoe and was the son of the late Huston and Naomi Chisholm Ethington. He was a farmer and a member of Pleasant View United Methodist Church. He was a longtime member of the Bluegrass Horse Pulling Association. He has owned and trained many horses in his lifetime. The horses that he currently was competing with, Prince and Cracker, recently won the World championship at Taylorsville, Kentucky, in 2011, and was runner-up in 2012 at the Indiana State Championship. One of his horses won the Florida state championship in February, 2012. Several years ago, Oscar and his horses set a World Record in Michigan. Oscar traveled extensively from coast-to-coast attending and competing in horse pulls. After family, his horses were his second love. He had many friends and acquaintances in Switzerland County, especially fellow horse pullers.
He is survived by his son, David Ethington of Pleasureville, Kentucky; two daughters, Davida Jean Rankin (Luis) of Pleasureville and Marla Gail Baily (Doug) of Shelbyville, Kentucky; three brothers, Wayne Ethington (Bonnie), Eddie Lee Ethington (Becky), and Hubert Logan Ethington, all of Defoe; five sisters, Elizabeth Hunt of Louisville, Patsy Brewer (Ray) of Defoe, Roselyn Monhollen of Shelbyville, Beverly Creasey (Fred) of Shelbyville, and Teressa McKee (David) of Frankfort; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Ethington; and his sister, Sue Ethington.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday, September 20th) at Sholar Funeral Home of Pleasureville with Reverend John Underwood officiating. Interment will be in the Ethington Family Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at sholarfuneralhome.com.
Norma Lee Mier Bainbridge, 80, of Greensburg, passed away September 17th, 2012, at Methodist Hospital.
She was born on June 5th, 1932, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Dewey and Callie (Hatch) Mier. She spent her early childhood in Switzerland County. She was a 1950 graduate of Greensburg Community High School. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, and Beta Sigma Phi. She had served Decatur County over 20 years as the Administrator for the Solid Waste District. She was also a past Decatur County Auditor and Deputy Auditor for a combined total of 23 years.
Survivors include: her children, John William Bainbridge of New Castle, Indiana, Michael David Bainbridge of Greensburg and Alan Craig Bainbridge of Kirklin, Indiana; her grandchildren, Shawn (Alyson) Bainbridge of Greensburg, Christy (Rusty) Cooper of Clearwater, Florida and Allison Bainbridge of New Castle, her great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Brianna, Damian, Kyran, Kaidyn and Adelle.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, J. David Bainbridge; and her parents.
A visitation for family and friends was held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 19th. Funeral services will be held today (Thursday, September 20th) at 10 a.m. at the Greensburg United Methodist Church, 301 North Broadway Street in Greensburg. Reverend Greg Pimlott will be officiating. Burial will follow in the South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com
Jerry Alan Davis, 59, of Aurora, passed away at 4 p.m. Thursday, September 13th, 2012, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
He was born in Richwood, West Virginia on January 20th, 1`953, the son of Luzella (Cornwell) McQueen of Fairfield, Ohio, and the late Donald Edward Davis. He graduated in 1971 from Fairfield High School in Fairfield, Ohio. He was a member and past president of the Aurora Eagles and a member of Aurora Sons of the American Legion. He worked as an electrician at Gunther Electric Company in Fairfield.
On May 16th, 1987, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Aurora he married Janet (Smith) David, who survives him.
Other survivors include his three daughters, Lena Lightfield of Dayton, Ohio, Tina Davis of Goshen, Ohio and Regina Davis of Hamilton, Ohio; his son, Donald Davis of Aurora; several grandchildren; his two sisters, Carol Rose and Tammy Schultheiss, both of Hamilton, Ohio; and his brother, Ronnie Davis of Hamilton, Ohio.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 17th, by Reverend Jim Jenkins at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery in Aurora. Memorial donations may be made to the family, P.A.W.S. or the American Cancer Society.
Wayne E. Shelton, 69, of Madison, passed away at 8:20 a.m. Thursday, September 13th, 2012, at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.
He was born July 17th, 1943, in Trimble County, Kentucky, the loving son of the late Clifton E. and Juanita Schafer Shelton. He spent his early life in Trimble County and moved to the Madison community in 1953. He was a 1960 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School and was a graduate of the Indiana Police Academy in Indianapolis.
He was united in marriage on June 4th, 1971, at the First Christian Church in downtown Madison to Kathleen R. Chilton. This union was blessed with two daughters.
He was employed in 1961 with Reliance Electric in Madison until 1967. In 1967, he began a career as a police officer with the City of Madison, retiring as Captain in 1987. He then drove a truck for Mason & Mefford and also was a bus driver for American Coach. He drove a bus for 10 years with Madison Consolidated School System, retiring in 2005. He was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Police Stacks of Power Lodge; a member of the Madison Elks Lodge No. 524, having served as Exalted Ruler; Union Masonic Lodge No. 2 F. & A.M.; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis; Sons of the American Legion and VFW. He was a faithful member of the North Madison Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing cards, U of L Sports, golf and driving the truck. He was a devoted husband, dad, papaw and brother.
Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Frank McGee Monday, September 17th, at North Madison Baptist Church in Madison. Interment was in Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky. Fraternal Order of Police Stacks of Power Lodge conducted a final salute Sunday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Virgil Lee Roberts, 68, of Kent, Indiana, passed away at 6:08 p.m. Monday, September 17th, 2012, at Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
He was born October 6th, 1943, the son of the late Joe B. and Christine Reed Roberts. He was raised in Switzerland County until the age of 15, and then moved to Jefferson County. He was a 1963 graduate of Southwestern High School, residing the rest of his life in the Hanover community. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on October 2nd, 1967, in Louisville. He rose to the rank of Private E-2 during the Vietnam Era. He was honorably discharged on September 4th, 1968, from Valley Forge General Hospital in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, receiving the National Defense Service Medal.
He was united in marriage on February 25th, 1967, in Austin, Indiana, to Rita A. Chasteen. This happy union was blessed with a daughter, Dena; and a son, Brett.
He was employed in maintenance and a school bus driver for southwestern School Corporation in Hanover for 20 years. He also had helped Tom Meier farm near Hanover for 40 years. He retired from the Town of Hanover from the wastewater treatment plans. He had resided near Kent for most of his life and he was a Christian. He enjoyed membership in Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion, Hanover Masonic Lodge No. 652 F. & A.M. He was a member of Kent Volunteer Fire Department for over 20 years.
Survivors include his wife, Rita A. Chasteen Roberts of Kent; his daughter, Dena L. Marshall and husband Kenny of Westport; his son, Brett C. Roberts and wife Beverly of Deputy; his grandson, Keshaun J. Roberts; his sisters, Doris Kroger of Hanover and Bess Curtshall and husband Sam of Baton Rouge, Florida; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Dwight Roberts on April 1st, 2009; his stepsister, Sandra Powell on March 28th, 2011; his brother-in-law, Ron Kroger on November 15th, 2003; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Dorothy Chasteen.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 22nd, by Pastor Chuck Justice at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will be in Kent Cemetery with a flag presentation at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, ALS Research or the Disabled American Veterans. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com.