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Obituaries 8-10-17

Mary Smith

Mary Alice (Trump) Smith, age 100, of Vevay, passed away at 6:15 a.m. on Sunday, August 6th, 2017, at the Gallatin County Nursing & Rehab in Warsaw, Kentucky.

Mary entered this life on October 29th, 1916, in Putnam County, Indiana, the daughter of the late Pearl Arthur and Stella Louanna Alma (Eggers) Trump. She was raised in Danville, Indiana, where she was a 1935 graduate of the Danville High School.

Mary was united in marriage on October 23rd, 1937, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to the late, Elmer Ray Smith and to this union arrived two daughters: Sharon and Judi, to bless their home. Mary and Elmer shared nearly 33 years of marriage together until his death.

Mary owned and operated with her husband the Vevay Package Store & Restaurant on Ferry Street in Vevay, from 1950 to 1970. She was a former Clerk for Danner's Hardware Store in Vevay, retiring in 1990 after 20 years of service.

Mary was a member of the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church and was an associate member of the Kappa Kappa Kappa in Vevay. Mary resided in the Vevay community since 1950. Mary enjoyed traveling, flowers, spending time with her grandchildren and at the Ridge Winery.

Mary will be dearly missed by her daughters: Sharon Ray and her husband, Jim of Vevay and Judi Hadley and her husband, Kent of Danville, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Tye Ray; Traci Pavy and her husband, Greg; Troy Ray and his wife, Georganna; Sheri Woods and her husband, Kenny; and Amy Jo Elliott and her husband, Timothy; and by her great-grandchildren: Kyle Ray; Trisha Archer; Tyler Allen and his fiancée, Heather Thomas; K.C. Woods and his wife, Brandi; Jessie Shell and her husband, Zack; Kody Woods; Jacob Elliott; Sydney Elliott; McKenna Elliott; Andrew Pavy; Travis Pavy; Nick Pavy; Brittany Goldsworthy and her husband, Ian; and Cathy Deem and her husband, Christian.

Mary will also be greatly missed by her great-great-grandchildren: Hudson Archer, Poppy Archer, Kynlee Woods, Lillie Deem, Matthew Deem and Payton Pavy; by her sisters: Esther Williams of Vevay and Juanita Paul of Plainfield, Indiana; by her brother, Carl Trump of Lebanon, Indiana; and her numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Pearl Arthur and Stella Louanna Alma (Eggers) Trump; her husband, Elmer Ray Smith, who died on June 29th, 1971; by her sisters: Dorothy Hallowell, Thelma Park, Madge Greenlee and Pauline McAvoy; by her brothers: Donald, Mearl and Ray Trump; and by her great-grandson-in-law: Derek Alan Archer.

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017, by Pastor Roger Parrott at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, August 8th, prior to the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Smith Endowment Fund, c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Cards are available at the funeral home.





Barbara Mosier

Barbara Carol Mosier, 61, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away at 11:53 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Barbara was born in Lancaster, Kentucky on September 3rd, 1955, the daughter of the late Wynonia (Holmes) and Kenneth Mosier. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1974.

Barbara is survived by a daughter, Amber Perry, of Hamilton, Ohio; by grandchildren: Micah, Damien, Jackson, Jude, Destiny, Nathan, Ethan and Jacob; by a sister, Tina Mattox, of Aurora, Indiana; and by a brother Kenneth Mosier, of Rising Sun.

She was preceded in death by her parents; by her son, Christopher Mosier; and by a brother Gary Mosier.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to the family. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun, is serving the family at this difficult time.





Brian Adcock

Brian DeWayne Adcock, age 38, of Hanover, Indiana, died on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017, at 8:45 a.m. at the King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison, from injuries suffered in a car accident.

Brian entered this life on December 23rd, 1978 in Madison. He was the loving son of Steven Wayne Adcock and Sandra Kay Robertson Griffin. Brian was lovingly referred to by family and friends as "Peter Cheeks".

He attended Madison Consolidated High School, and Indian Creek High School in Trafalgar, Indiana. He was previously employed as a lineman for American Energy, as a forklift driver at M&M Warehouse, and was currently employed as at Century Tube in Madison.

He was united in marriage on December 31st, 2016 to Ashley Nicole Brown. Brian was baptized on August 21st, 2016 and was a member of New Freedom Baptist Church near North Vernon, Indiana, serving on the building committee and as an usher.

He enjoyed fishing, golf, corn hole, and was an avid fan of the Indianapolis Colts Football and University of Louisville Cardinals basketball. He loved kids and anything to do with kids.

Brian will be missed by his loving wife, Ashley Nicole Brown Adcock of Hanover; by his children: Lilly Ann Ruth Adcock, Nathaniel "Nate Dog" Rae Calhoun, Layla Paig Calhoun, and Jesslyn Nicole Calhoun; by his loving father, Steven Wayne Adcock and his wife, Jo Ella of Nineveh, Indiana; and by his loving mother, Sandra Kay Robertson Adcock Griffin of Madison.

He will also be greatly missed by his loving sisters: Rebecca Payton and her husband, Mark of Carrollton, Kentucky; Samantha Cornett of Carrollton, Kentucky; and Bridgett Morgan and her companion, Scott Weaver of East Enterprise; by his loving step brother, Thomas O'Brien and his wife, Elena of San Francisco, California; his loving nieces and nephews: Shellie, Savannah, Alexis, Taylor, Hailey, Kyann, Sklya, Sarah, Heather, Hannah, Koleman, Kirsten, Mia, Anna, Camryn, David, Whitney, Natasha, Kristopher, Aaron, and Trent; his loving father-in-law and mother-in-law, Pastor David and Yvonne Brown of Madison; his loving brothers-in-law, David Brown, Jr. and his wife, Venus of Madison; Pastor Kris Brown and his wife, Nicole of Booneville, Indiana; and Ryan E. Brown of Madison; his loving sister-in-law, Dana Green and her husband, Gary of Milton, Kentucky; several aunts, uncles, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Raymond and Ruth Adcock and Robert and Josephine LaPine Robertson; his brother, Stevie Wayne Cornett; and his step sister, Nicole Renae Arkney.

Funeral services were conducted on Monday, August 7th, 2017, by Pastor David Brown and Pastor Kristopher Brown at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Friends were invited to call on Sunday, August 6th; and on Monday, August 7th prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the fund for his children. Cards are available at the funeral home.





Faye Lewis

Faye M. (Sullivan) Hatton Lewis, age 99, of Vevay, passed away at 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017, in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Faye entered this life on May 15th, 1918, near Center Square, Indiana, the daughter of the late, John Freeling and Rosa (Truitt) Sullivan. She was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana and was a 1935 graduate of Vevay High School.

Faye was united in marriage on November 12th, 1938, in Vevay, to Gerald Hatton. Faye and Gerald shared nearly 48 years of marriage together until Gerald passed away on July 23rd, 1986. Faye was later united in marriage on December 7th, 1991 in Mt. Sterling, Indiana, to Edgar C. "Pete" Lewis. Faye and Pete shared 12 years of marriage together until Pete passed away on January 30th, 2004.

Faye was employed as a cook for the Switzerland County School Corporation, retiring after eight years of service. She was a member of the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher and clerk and enjoyed singing in the choir. Faye was a wonderful homemaker and farmer and enjoyed baking, writing daily in her diary and watching Wheel of Fortune with her niece, Glenda Sullivan.

Faye will be dearly missed by her several extended family members and abundance of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents: John Freeling Sullivan, who died on November 14th, 1949 and Rosa (Truitt) Sullivan, who died on March 20th, 1959; by her first husband: Gerald Hatton, who died on July 23rd, 1986; her second husband: Edgar C. "Pete" Lewis, who died on January 30th, 2004; by her son: Ronald Lee "Ronnie" Hatton, who died on October 22nd, 2009; by her brothers: Leon, Cecil and Glenn Sullivan; and by her sisters: Bernice Pike, Nola Van Tyle, Ethel Dunning and Hazel Scudder.

Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, August 6th, 2017, by Reverend Mike Sawalich at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

Friends were invited to call on Sunday, August 6th, prior to the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Sterling Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.





Anna Bailey

Anna Rozella (Emery) Bailey, age 83, of Vevay, passed away at 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, August 5th, 2017, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

Anna entered this life on November 15th, 1933, in Patriot, the oldest of all the siblings born to the late, Thomas Charles and Dixie (Macantosh) Emery. She was raised in Switzerland County, where she was a 1952 graduate of the Patriot High School.

Anna was united in marriage on September 13th, 1952, in Greensburg, Indiana, to the late Paul Denver Bailey, Sr., and to this union arrived two daughters: Pamela and Paula; and a son: Paul Jr., to bless their home.

Anna was a former bottom stitcher and repair for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay, from 1968 to 1995. She was a lifetime member of the Vevay VFW Post #5396 Ladies Auxiliary. Anna was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Anna will be remembered for her love of gardening, reading, crocheting, cooking, canning, watching 'The Voice', cowboy shows, listening to country music and her love of her dogs.

Anna will be dearly missed by her daughters: Pamela Wainscott of Vevay and Paula Carrico and her husband: Jeff of Rising Sun; her son: Paul Bailey, Jr. and his wife: Vicky of Vevay; her grandchildren: Joey Wainscott; Christopher Wainscott; Angela Swanson and her husband: Darrin; Steve Black; Joseph Waller; Rhonda Partin and her husband: Chris; and Christina Waggoner and her husband: David.

She will also be greatly missed by her great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn Julifs, Krislyn Fortney, Julian Hart, Alexandria Rickerson, Abby Wainscott, Allyson Wainscott, Delanie Swanson, Kamden Earls, Maizen Wainscott, Dalton Waggoner, Owen Waggoner, Bailey Castle and Rosemary Partin; her great-great-grandson: Liam Ballard and her several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Thomas Charles and Dixie (Macantosh) Emery; her husband: Paul Denver Bailey, Sr., who died on June 26th, 1989; her son-in-law: Jerry Lee Wainscott, who died on May 22nd, 2001; her grandchildren: Ryan Black, who died on July 20th, 1994 and Amy Waller, who died on June 19th, 1985; her sisters: Myrtle "Mickey" Morris, Ida Elizabeth "Sugie" Emery, Shirley "Kay" Sullivan and Imogene Emery; and her brothers: Thomas "Buddy", John, James, Charles Wayne and Billy Emery.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017, by Reverend Mike Jones and Pastor Keith Morris, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Madison.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, August 9th, prior to the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association or Kidney Foundation. Cards are available at the funeral home.





Arthur Ashcraft

Arthur Earl Ashcraft, 62, formerly of Ft. Wright and Walton, Kentucky, currently residing in Vevay, passed away on Thursday, July 27th, 2017.

Arthur will be remembered as an avid hunter and farmer, but even more than that, a student of nature and loving the outdoors. He enjoyed watching wildlife and talking about wildlife as much as he enjoyed hunting.

Arthur is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca Farmer Ashcraft and his step-daughter Stephanie Doke. He will be greatly missed by his sisters Martha Ashcraft and Sara Hankins (L. James). He also leaves his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law: Gerald Farmer, Etta Wilson (Todd), Julie Lynch (Ed) and Donna Madden (David).

Visitation took place at Stith Funeral Home, 7500 U.S. Highway 42, Florence, Kentucky 41042, on Monday, July 31st, 2017, with the funeral service being held following the visitation. Burial followed at Highland Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.





Rosalie Grace

Rosalie Grace, 90, of Rising Sun, passed away peacefully at 1:06 a.m. on Monday, August 7th, 2017, at her residence.

Rosalie was born in Ohio County on September 22nd, 1926, the daughter of the late Myrtle Elizabeth (Walston) and Henry E. Thies. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1945.

Rosalie married Russell Wesley Grace on August 22nd, 1947. Russell passed away on February 20th, 2008.

Rosalie enjoyed quilting, doing crosswords and working on jigsaw puzzles. Earlier in life she liked drawing and making wood burning pictures.

Rosalie is survived by her grandson, Jeff Grace, of Rising Sun; by granddaughter, Toni Grace Bradley (Jason), of Rising Sun; and by great grandson, Michael Grace of Rising Sun.

In addition to her husband, Rosalie was preceded in death by her son Jerry Wayne Grace, who passed away on March 6th, 2009; by her brothers: Virdus, Malvin, Lewis, Harold, Bob and infant brother Frank; and by sisters, Almedia, Mary and Emma.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 10th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Friends are invited to call on Thursday, August 10th, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Dearborn County Hospice or Ohio County Rescue. Cards are available at the funeral home.





Tom Bilbrey, Jr.

Joe Thomas "Tom" Bilbrey, Jr., age 75, of Lancaster, Kentucky, passed away at 7:20 a.m. on Monday, August 7th, 2017, at his residence.

Tom entered this life on June 27th, 1942, in Wilder, Tennessee, the son of the late J.T. Sr., and Pauline (Demonbreun) Bilbrey. He was raised in Jamestown, Kentucky, and was a 1960 graduate of North Hampton High School in Springfield, Ohio.

Tom was united in marriage on October 14th, 1961, at a Methodist church in Urbana, Ohio, to the late, Ann Lynn Dibble; and to this union arrived a son, Scott; and two daughters, Tara and Michelle; to bless their home. Tom and Ann shared nearly 44 years of marriage together until Ann passed away on May 4th, 2005.

Tom was employed as a machinist for SPECO in Springfield, Ohio; General Electric in Cincinnati, Ohio; and for Rockwell International in Winchester, Kentucky. Tom retired from Panasonic in Troy, Ohio in 2003.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 20 F&AM in Winchester, Kentucky. Tom enjoyed his horse farm in Lancaster, Kentucky, tinkering on cars, collecting cars and 50's memorabilia. He will be remembered for his love of his horses and his dog, 'Celie'.

Tom will be dearly missed by his son, Scott Bilbrey of Lancaster, Kentucky; his daughters: Tara Spach and her husband: Ken of Georgetown, Kentucky; and Michelle Bilbrey of Lancaster, Kentucky; his grandchildren: Nicole, Leslie, Phillip, Wade, Elizabeth and Kenny; and his great-granddaughter, Layla Grace.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.T. Sr., and Pauline (Demonbreun) Bilbrey; and his wife, Ann Lynn (Dibble) Bilbrey, who died on May 4th, 2005.

Graveside Services will be conducted on Thursday, August 10th, 2017, at 1 p.m., by Allan Bear at the Vevay Cemetery, 800 East Main Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. There will be a private family visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kentucky Equine Humane Center in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Cards are available at the funeral home. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time.







Jeanne Taflinger

Jeanne O. Taflinger, 93, formerly of Madison, passed away on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at Autumn Woods Healthcare Campus in New Albany.

She is survived by her three children: Linda (Michael, deceased) Horlander; Cheri (Rick) Weales of Vevay; and Mark (Cathy) Taflinger. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford "Bud" Taflinger, who passed away on April 9th, 2005.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to WHAS Crusade for Children. Services entrusted to Scott Funeral Home.

A family graveside service will be held at a later date.





Donna Miller

Donna Sue (Scholl) Miller, age 70, of Patriot, passed away at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017, at her residence.

Donna entered this life on March 31st, 1947, in Madison, the loving daughter of John Robert, Sr. and Juanita "Dutchie" (Furnish) Scholl. She was raised in Madison, where she was a 1965 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School; and she earned her associates degree in accounting from Ivy Tech in Madison.

Donna was united in marriage in August 1967, to Michael R. Johns, and unto this union arrived a daughter: Lisa Kay Johns. She was later united in marriage on June 6th, 1982, in Madison, to Donald Miller.

She was employed for Conn Organ; in the auditor's office in the Jefferson County Courthouse; and for Bechtel, from which she retired in 1997. Donna was a member of the Vevay VFW Post #5396 Ladies Auxiliary and the Vevay American Legion Post #185 Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Fredonia Baptist Church in Switzerland County. Donna was a wonderful homemaker and cook, enjoyed playing Bunco, and monthly cards with her aunts and her cousins, Janey Peelman, Karen Taylor, Patricia Morgan, and Linda Bond.

Donna will be deeply missed by her husband, Donald "Don"  Miller of Patriot; her mother, Juanita "Dutchie" (Furnish) Scholl of Madison; her daughters: Lisa Kay (Johns) Asher and her husband: Rowland of Vevay; Denise Combs of San Antonio, Texas; Diana Ripplinger and her husband: Clyde of Fargo, North Dakota; and Debbie King and her husband: Jeffrey of Pensacola, Florida; and by her sons: Donald Miller of Denver, Colorado, Daryl Miller of Panama City, Florida; and Dwayne Miller of San Antonio, Texas.

She will also be greatly missed by her grandchildren: Sarah Elizabeth Asher, Miller King, Dustin Miller, John David Selfridge, Graham Miller, and Madison Miller; by her sister, Sherry Young and her husband: Frank of Bedford, Kentucky; by her brothers: Michael Scholl of Madison and Patrick Scholl and his wife: Janene of Madison; her in-laws, Mike Miller and his wife: Diana of Dallas, Texas and Mabel Swarm and her husband: Andy of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, Steve Johns and his wife: Tammy of Rising Sun; Brenda Rayles and her husband: Don of Vevay; and her several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Robert Scholl, Sr.; her brother, John R. Scholl, Jr.; and her grandparents, John W. Scholl, John L. and Edna Mason, Charles and Alma Furnish and Leola Furnish.

Friends may call 5-8 p.m., Friday, August 11th, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Auxiliary Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 11th, at the funeral home by the Vevay American Legion Post #185 Ladies Auxiliary and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 Ladies Auxiliary.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 12th, 2017, at 11 a.m., by Reverend Wayne Daugherty at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment will follow in the Fredonia Cemetery, near Vevay.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fredonia Baptist Church or Dearborn County Home, Health, and Hospice. Cards are available at the funeral home.





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