James Mackenzie "Spud" Saylor, 26, of Madison, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, September 29th, 2013, in a single car accident near Hanover.
He was born June 19th, 1987, in Madison. He was the loving son of James Eugene Saylor and Heather R. Richmond. He spent most of his life in the Madison community and was a 2006 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School, where he played football. Spud had worked construction for several years and had worked in the past for McDonald's of Madison. He currently was working for Arby's Restaurant in Madison. Spud had recently became engaged to Holly Marie Richardson. They had recently found out she was three months pregnant and Spud was so happy to know he was to be a Daddy. He was baptized and was a member of the Hanover Baptist Church in Hanover. Spud loved hunting, fishing, video games, pool, music and was a great lover of life and living it to the fullest.
Survivors include his loving fiance´e, Holly Marie Richardson of Hanover; his loving mother, Hearther R. Richmond of Osgood; his father, James Eugene Saylor of Deputy; his maternal grandmother, Nancy Nickell of Washington, Indiana; his maternal grandpa, Mark Richmond of Versailles; his maternal great-grandma, Isabell Richmond of Versailles; his paternal grandparents, Jim and Donna Saylor of Scottsburg; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, David and Sherry Richardson of Hanover; his uncles and aunts, Darrin Perry of Vincennes, Indiana, Carrie Richmond of Greensburg, Mandy Richmond of Greensburg, Glenna Saylor of Deputy; his nephews, Cody, Curt, Gage and Ashton Thurnall; several cousins, great-aunts, great-uncles and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by maternal great-grandpa, Vern Richmond, maternal great-grandparents, Bub and Virginia Liter.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 6th, by Pastor J.D. Traylor at the Morgan & Nay
Memorial contributions may be made to the James "Spud" Saylor Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com.
William Dale "Bill" McCartney, 80, of Aurora, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, October 6th, 2013, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
He was born in Wilmington, Indiana, on March 12th, 1933, the son of the late James and Thelma (Webb) McCartney. He attended grade school in Wilmington and was a graduate of Aurora High School, Class of 1951. After graduation he served his country in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Machinist Mate during the Korean War.
On June 14th, 1953, in Petersburg, Kentucky, he married Ollie (Brady) McCartney, who survives. They were together 60 years.
He was a member of the Aurora First Presbyterian Church, the Aurora American Legion, the Aurora Eagles and nearly 50-year member of the Aurora Masonic Lodge. He was also a former member of the Aurora Fire Department and Aurora Life Squad. He worked for the Aurora Police Department from 1967-1988. He served as Chief from 1976-1980 and from 1984-1988. He enjoyed golfing, farming, gardening and especially his horses.
In addition to his loving wife Ollie, he is also survived by his son, Tim McCartney (Karen) of Aurora; his grandchildren, Matt McCartney (Katie) and Amanda McCartney of Greendale, Danielle Griffin (Scott) of Vevay and Jill Peters (Chris) of Fairview; his great-grandchildren, Ryele, Lilly, Ella, Aiden, Kellen, Ethan, Kenna, Camden and Kaney; his sister, Hilda Gardner of Aurora; and his daughter-in-law, Teresa McCartney of Bennington.
He was also preceded in death by his son, Randy McCartney on January 10th, 2010; his brother, Carroll McCartney; and his sister, Betty Smith.
Funeral services will be conducted today (Thursday, October 10th) at 11 a.m. with Reverend Charles Hill officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Rising Sun New Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Aurora Fire Department, Aurora Rescue Unit, or St. Jude Children's Hospital. marklandfuneralhome.com.
Vence Vaughn, 84, of Rising Sun, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 1st, 2013, at his residence.
He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on May 14th, 1929, the son of the late Vence and Hazel (McClain) Vaughn. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army as a Private First Class. While in service he received an Army of Occupation Medal and a World War II Victory Medal.
On June 3rd, 1950, he married Ida Marie (Brannon) Vaughn, who survives. They were married 63 years.
He worked as an electrician at General Electric in Cincinnati, Ohio, for several years. He retired from Parker Electric in California. He was a member of the NRA and enjoyed doing woodworking. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be deeply missed.
In addition to his loving wife Marie, he is also survived by his two daughters, Dianna Heller of Rising Sun and Linda Brunner of Rising Sun; his brother, David (Shirley) Vaughn of Halstead,, Kansas; his grandchildren, Daniel Roszell, Dana Beard, Dawn Solis, Bridgette Ball, and Jeremy Brunner; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 4th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Owen Branam officiaing. Memorial donations may be made to the family.
Evalee B. (Martin) May, 82, of Vevay, passed away at 4 p.m. Monday, October 7th, 2013, at Hickory Creek at Madison.
She was born October 14th, 1930, in Jefferson County, the loving daughter of Goldia and Anna (Brading) Martin, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Bethlehem, Indiana, where she was valedictorian and a 1948 graduate of Hanover High School.
She was united in marriage on May 8th, 1948, in Hanover, to Kenneth D. "Kenny" May. Unto this union one daughter Janice and three sons, Larry, Reno and Roger arrived to bless their home. They shared 65 years of marriage together until her death.
She retired in 1992 as a floor supervisor at U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay after 38 years of service. She was employed as a cook for Ponderosa Steakhouse in Madison from 1994-1999. She was also employed as a greeter for Walmart in Madison. She farmed most of her life with her husband, Kenny. She was a member of the Vevay Church of Christ. She enjoyed bowling and was on a travel league at the U.S. shoe Corporation. She will be remembered for her love of bowling, watching sports and I.U. basketball. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Kenneth D. "Kenny" May of Vevay; her two sons, Larry May and wife Judy of Madison and Reno May and wife Kathy of Pleasant; her daughter, Janice Smith and husband Ronald of Madison; her nine grandchildren, Mark, Matthew, Clint, Tyler, Justin, Jason, Joshua, Shane and Shasta; her 14 great-grandchildren, Luke, Kyndel, Waylon, Braylen, Hayden, Jayden, Mason, Issy, Kayla, Gabriella, Chancey, Joseph, Zachary, Allena and Ethan; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Roger Allen "Rog" May on May 16th, 2004; her three sisters, Daisy Tolle in 1998, Shirley L. Martin in 2009, and Mary E. Johnson in 2012; and her brother, John Bud Martin in 1987.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, October 11th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Reverend Ron Lee officiating. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5-8 today (Thursday, October 10th) at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Zelpha M. Holt
Mrs. Zelpha M. Kirby Holt, age 77, of Madison, Indiana, passed away on Monday, October 7th, 2013, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
She entered this life on May 14th, 1936 in Madison, Indiana, the daughter of the late Elbert and Fostina Sutter Kirby. She lived all of her life in Madison and was a 1954 graduate of Madison High School.
Zelpha was united in marriage on May 29th, 1954 in Madison to Philip Lee Holt. This union was blessed with two sons.
Zelpha is survived by her son, Randy Holt of Madison; her granddaughter, Hannah Holt; her sisters-in-law, Mary Holt of Madison and Virginia Miller of Rockledge, Florida; her aunts and uncles: Eleanor Ryker of Madison; Nancy Campbell of Seymour, Indiana; and Bill Sutter of Cincinnati, Ohio; along with several cousins and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and Fostina Sutter Kirby; and her son, Terry Lee Holt, who died on September 26th, 2013.
Zelpha was first employed with the five and dime stores in downtown Madison and on the hilltop for several years. She then worked as a secretary for nine years at the Madison Tool and Die Company. She had also worked for several years as a secretary for the Madison Police Department.
She was a member of the Ryker's Ridge Baptist Church. Zelpha was very artistic and enjoyed painting, horses and watching television.
Funeral services for Zelpha M. Kirby Holt will be conducted tomorrow (Friday, October 11th), at 11 a.m., by Dr. Matthew Stultz, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive Madison.
Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.
Friends may call today (Thursday) from 5-8 p.m.; and also tomorrow (Friday) from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Mary Lou Furnish
Mary Lou (Bovard) Furnish, 86, of Vevay, passed away at 7:05 a.m. Saturday, October 5th, 2013, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
She was born August 15th, 1927, in East Enterprise, the daughter of Raymond and Carrie (Kuhlman) Bovard, who both preceded her in death. She was a 1945 graduate of Vevay High School and attended Michigan State University. She graduated from the Marendle Beauty College in Cincinnati, Ohio.
She was united in marriage to Robert Welch "Bob" Furnish on September 10th, 1946, in East Enterprise. Unto this union three children arrived, Taylor Furnish, Teresa Jo Furnish and Carol Sue Furnish, to bless their home.
They enjoyed fishing and playing shuffleboard games and spending time with each other during the winters on Lake Okeechobee in Florida. They shared 65 years of marriage together until his death on January 10th, 2011.
She was baptized in September of 1941, and joined the New Liberty Baptist Church. In 1952, she became a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay where she was recognized by the Switzerland Baptist Youth where she taught the youth class. She also served as treasurer of the church and was Sunday School superintendent. She was employed as a lab technician at the Lawrenceburg Penicillin Plant. She taught Head Start at the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay from 1970 to 1980. She also worked part time at the Florence Post Office and Furnish Footwear in Vevay. She enjoyed walking, fishing, swimming and gardening.
Survivors include her son, Taylor Furnish and wife Terry of Sparr, Florida; her two daughters, Teresa Jo McClanahan and husband Frank of Lexington, Kentucky, and Carol Sue Furnish of Highland Heights, Kentucky; her granddaughter, Cassie Lynn Hicks and husband Brandon; her great-grandson, Ashton Taylor Little; her great-granddaughter, Presley Marie Hicks; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her three sisters, Hazel Jenkins, Melzena Buchanan and Norma Lee Sherman; and her three brothers, Kenneth Bovard, Stow Bovard and Verle Bovard.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 12th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Reverends Ronald Sandidge and Lenny Thorpe officiating. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday, October 11th, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Foundation of Switzerland County or to the Switzerland Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
James Rollon "Jim" "Buck" Kitchens, 78, of Florence, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Friday, October 4th, 2013, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
He was born April 28th, 1935, in Lake City, Arkansas, the son of the late William Clarence and Rua Marie (Branson) Kitchens. He was raised in Lake City until he was a teenager and later moved to Noblesville, Indiana in 1953 and was a 1955 graduate of Noblesville High School.
He was united in marriage on August 2nd, 1974, at the Christian Church in Noblesville, to Carolyn Rose Shugart.
He retired in 1985 in quality control for General Motors in Anderson, Indiana, after 30 years of service. He owned and operated Bee-J Auto Body Shop in Noblesville from 1970-1995. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Local #662 in Anderson. He resided the past 18 years in Florence. He will be remembered for his love of restoring cars and collecting antiques.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Carolyn Rose (Shugart) Kitchens of Florence; his two sons, Jeffrey James Kitchens of Florence and Shannon Dean Kitchens of Indianapolis; his stepdaughter, Robin Stephanie White and husband Jeffrey of Salem; his three stepsons, Pastor Robert Steven Rich and wife Shelly of Clayton, Indiana, Scott Holden Rich and wife Jerri of Pendleton, Indiana and Mark Glenn Rich and wife Sheila of Grapevine, Texas; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grrandchildren; his brother, William Wayne Kitchens of Sebring, Florida; his sister, Shirley Gill of Trafalgar, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Joel Almaroad Tuesday, October 8th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Memorial contributions may be made to the Florence Cemetery Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.