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9/19/2013 3:00:00 PM
Obituaries 9-19-13

Russell Fitzgerald

Russell Lee Fitzgerald, 92, of Patriot, passed away at 9:58 a.m. Wednesday, September 18th, 2013.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.



Elnora Gregory

Elnora Marjorie (Scudder) Gregory, 95, of Vevay, passed away at 12:29 a.m. Thursday, September 12th, 2013, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born July 24th, 1918, the daughter of Horace R. and Cecil (Callahan) Scudder, who both preceded her in death. She grew up on Beatty Ridge in Florence and was a 1936 graduate of Patriot High School. She had been a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church, attending there most of her younger years.

On May 11th, 1946, she married Harry Gregory and then moved to Patriot where they lived for 53 years. She was a devoted wife and homemaker.

After the death of her husband she moved to Vevay in April, 2000, at which point she learned that she had been a descendant of Royalty. She will be remembered for her love of flowers, reading and gardening.

Survivors include her three nephews, Raymond L. Scudder, Maurice Scudder and Barry Scudder, all of Florence; and her three nieces, Karen Griffin of Madison, Geraldine Bladen of Canaan and Vanessa Regan of Milton, Kentucky.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Robert L. Ramseyer, Jr.; her brother, Gerald Scudder; her nephews, Dennis Scudder and Mark A. Scudder; and her niece, Rita Johnson.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Ronald Sandidge Monday, September 16th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the John Paul Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.



Shelton Emery, Jr.

Shelton Lucas Emery, Jr., 81, of Aurora, passed away at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, September 11th, 2013, at Liberty Nursing Center of Three Rivers in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was born in Switzerland County, on June 1st, 1932, the son of the late Shelton and Mary Elizabeth (James) Emery, Sr. He worked as a machine operator in the manufacturing of furniture. He had worked at the Batesville, Aurora and Rising Sun chair factories. He enjoyed old time country music, watching TV, fishing and hunting. He loved spending time with his family and friends the most.

He is survived by his son, Donald L. (Rebecca) Emery of Aurora; his sister, Audrey Weaver of Switzerland County; his grandchildren, Chris, Eric and Donnie Emery and Chasity Emery Valvano; his 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and his special friend, Pauline Souders of Milan.

He was also preceded in death by his son, Aaron Richard Emery in 1966; and his brothers, Russell, Roy Lee, Lucian, Raymond, Leonard and Denver Emery.

Funeral services were held Monday, September 16th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun with Reverend Jim Jenkins officiating. Interment was in Wilmington Cemetery in Aurora. Memorial donations may be made to the family for funeral expenses.



Cleon Roberts

Cleon J. (Griffin) Roberts, 77, of Madison, passed away at 10 p.m. Tuesday, September 10th, 2013, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.

She was born February 24th, 1936, in Madison, the loving daughter of the late Howard James and Blanch O. Wise Griffin. She resided all of her life in Madison and was a 1954 graduate of Madison High School.

She was united in marriage on August 14th, 1959, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in downtown Madison to Jesse Roberts. This union was blessed with two sons and a daughter.

She had worked for King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison, working 20 years as a department secretary for the radiology department. She spent five years working as dietary clerk and central supply clerk, retiring with 20 years of service. She had last worked in clerical with Work One. She was a member of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion Auxiliary and Resurrection Lutheran Church. She loved to spend time with her family and socializing with her high school friends.

Survivors include her daughter, Dariel V. Courtney and husband Keith of Madison; her son, Vincent D. Roberts and wife Anna of Hanover; her sister, Ruth A. Rogers of Bedford, Indiana; her grandchildren, Danielle Smith, Brandon Smith, Jared V. Roberts, Brittany L. Shaffstall (Ma), Erin E. Kindle (Doug) and Austin Courtney; her great-grandchildren, Bryleigh Shaffstall, Lillian Shaffstall, Sage Kindle, Alex Kindle and Zaylor Smith; her brother-in-law, Ralph Rogers of Hanover; several niece, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Howard James Griffin on September 8th, 1976; her mother, Blanch O. Wise Griffin on June 1st, 1988; her son, Darnell William Roberts on October 22nd, 1961; her brother, James Leroy Griffin on January 16th, 1938; her sister, Dorothy "Dot" Eades on January 3rd, 2006; and her brother-in-law, Gailord Eades on March 18th, 2011.

Funeral services were held Sunday, September 15th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, with Dariel Courtney and Vincent D. Roberts officiating. Interment was in Bayless Cemetery in Madison.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes or the King's Daughters' Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com.



Fleeta Smith

Fleeta Bell Smith, 77, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, September 15th, 2013, at her home.

She was born near Vevay on August 4th, 1936, the daughter of Leroy and Bernice Thornton Phillips. She was a former employee of the Tyson Library in Versailles, Ripley Publishing and retired from U.S. Shoe Corporation in Osgood. She was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Jodie Grossman of Versailles; her two sons, Tim Peters of Madison and Duane Sizemore and companion Peggy Murray of Napoleon; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Lee Phillips.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 18th, at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home with Reverend Dan Barringer officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery in Cross Plains. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Baptist ABY in care of the funeral home.



Hilda Meriwether

Hilda L. (Wentworth) Meriwether, 91, of Vevay, passed away at 10:28 a.m. Monday, September 16th, 2013, at her son's residence in Vevay.

She was born August 20th, 1922, on Ryker's Ridge in Jefferson County, the daughter of Joseph Allen and Lydia Ann (Callis) Wentworth, who both preceded her in death. She attended the Vineyard School in Craig Township. She spent most of her life in Switzerland County, working for a short time as a secretary for the Lane Bryant Company in Indianapolis. During World War II she worked in a factory repairing and rubberizing gas tanks.

On October 5th, 1945, in Vevay, she was united in marriage to Wilson Meriwether and they spent over 50 years together until his death on January 15th, 1998. This marriage was blessed with two sons.

She enjoyed being a homemaker and was a member of the Ebenezer Wesleyan Church in Moorefield. She will be remembered for her love of being an avid reader, cooking and socializing with family and friends on the telephone. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and sister.

Survivors include her two sons, Donnie L. Meriwether and wife Louella of Vevay and George A. Meriwether and wife Vilma of Spring Valley, California; her two granddaughters, Rosemary Meriwether and Catherine Meriwether; her sister, Jennie Dean Brooks of Allensville; her two brothers, Eugene Wentworth and wife Patti of Memphis, Tennessee and Clarence Wentworth of New Albany; her sister-in-law, Sue Webb of Kewanna, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her three sisters, Nel Gene Bolton, Rosemary Griswold and Helene "Babe" McKay; and her two brothers, Charles Wentworth and Reverend Melvin Wentworth.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 27th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Pastor David Dicken and Reverend Jim Kessen officiating. Interment will be in Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, September 26th, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the East Enterprise Wesleyan Church or the Ebenezer Wesleyan Holiness Church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.



Ralph Lock

Ralph Darrell "Bugs" Lock, 77, of Madison, passed away at 7:23 a.m. Monday, September 16th, 2013, at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.

He was born May 2nd, 1936, in Madison, the son of the late Lee W. and Lee Anna Marsh Lock. He resided all of his life in Jefferson County and attended school there. He was employed in construction with Labor Union 795 in New Albany for 43 years. He was a member of the Kent Christian Church in Kent. He found great enjoyment in yard sales, collecting bottles, and being with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was proud to be awaiting the birth of his ninth great-grandchild.

He was united in marriage on July 28th, 1961, in Jefferson County to Shirley Jean Clubb. This happy union was blessed with a son and a daughter.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Jean Marsh Lock of Madison; his son, Darrell Lee Lock and wife Lisa of Hanover; his daughter, Doris Jean Van Wye of Madison; his grandchildren, Brittany Lock, Darrell Lock, Jr., Derin Van Wye, Christy Adams, Buddy Law and Jennifer Lichlyter; his great-grandchihldren, Jordan, Paisley, Hailey, Starr, Levin, Jacob, Dawson and Mason; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Dewey Lock, Louis Carroll Lock and Donald Eugene Lock; his granddaughter, Crystal Lock; and his son-in-law, Rick Van Wye.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Thursday, September 19th) at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, with Brother Joe McKay officiating. Interment will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time today (Thursday, September 19th ) at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Youth Shelter. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com.





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