Dottie Bliton

Dottie Sue Bliton, 49, of Madison, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.

She was born July 8, 1963, in Madison, the daughter of Garnett O. and Norma Faye Shouse Bliton. She resided most of her life in Madison. She was a 1982 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School and graduated from Ivy Tech Community College as a medical technician. She worked for Meyer's Manufacturing for 15 years, before working in the produce department at Walmart for five years. She worked in the cafeteria at the Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation for the past 12 years. She was of the Baptist faith. She was a member of the Madison Moose Lodge 765. She enjoyed collecting bears, sewing, computers, flowers, going to Clifty Falls State Park and spending time with her dog.

She is survived by her mother of Madison; one sister, Ann Marie Bliton of Madison; one brother, Jeffrey O. Bliton of Madison; 11 aunts and uncles; one niece; one great-nephew; and several cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, who died April 29, 2004; her grandparents, Faye Wesley "Dude" and Dorothy L. Pelsor Bliton, and Luther Shouse and Susan Matthews; her fiancé, Richard James "Rick" Ell, who died May 5, 2009; two uncles; and two cousins.

The funeral will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be at a later date in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 3 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Dottie Bliton Memorial Fund. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.

This is a corrected version of an obituary published Monday. It corrects her father's date of death.



Carl Bovard

Carl Stanley "CB" Bovard, 83, of Vevay, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

He was born Jan. 11, 1929, in Aberdeen, the son of Warren and Rachel Scudder Bovard. He was raised on the family farm in Aberdeen. He served in the Marine Corps. Following his service, he married Betty Morris. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 18 and was foreman for many years for Burnes & Conway in Cincinnati, Ohio. He also started a company to test lines. He installed most of the large natural gas lines in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. He retired from the union and started an excavating company in Vevay. He also invested in real estate in Switzerland County. His youngest son started working with him in the business after high school. He hired many local employees and often worked with Billy Leap. Eddie Leap worked with him for many years and became partner in Bovard & Leap Excavating. The company did many jobs for Switzerland County and the Town of Vevay, including sewer, water and gas projects. One of his favorite projects to work on was demolition. During emergencies, he and his crew would be out opening up roads during a blizzard or cleaning up after a tornado or flood. Harriet Louise Edwards Peters was his companion of many years and they married. He and his family hosted a lot of parties, hog roasts and Fourth of July fireworks on the farm in Aberdeen. He also enjoyed riverboat gambling, deep sea fishing in Florida with friends, playing poker at his "shop." He was a member of the Vevay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5396 and Vevay Post 185 of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Harriet Louise Edwards Bovard; two sons, Moroni Quereto of Keokuk, Iowa, and Glenn Bovard of Bennington; three daughters, Rosemary Bovard, Teresa Bovard Lyons and Carla Bovard VanNorstran, all of Switzerland County; one brother, Dick Bovard of Rising Sun; one sister, Jeanette Rhodes of Plainfield; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Pansy Peters Bledsoe; his parents; five brothers, Willard, Paul, Robert, Joseph and Hartzell; three sisters, Doris, Mary Ellen and Olive; and one granddaughter.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted graveside by Vevay Post 185 of the American Legion and Vevay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5396.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Bovard (C.B.) Memorial Endowment Fund with the Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.haskellandmorrison.com.



Robert Carpenter Sr.

Robert Leonard "Bob" Carpenter Sr., 89, of Madison, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

He was born Sept. 1, 1923, in Sanders, Ky., the son of Leonard T. and Mary Russell Estes Carpenter. He was raised in Carroll and Gallatin counties. He served in the Army from Jan. 12, 1944 to Dec. 4, 1945, rising to the rank of technical sergeant serving in Company E, 137th Infantry during World War II. He received the Good Conduct Medal and several other honors. He moved to Jefferson County in 1948. He worked for the City of Madison from 1947 until Dec. 1959. In Jan. 1960 he began a career with Lichlyter Building Supply, retiring in 1983. He enjoyed helping his son with Carpenter's Service since his retirement. He also enjoyed gardening, woodworking, building birdhouses, repairing small engines and collecting cans. He was a member of the West Street Ministries, Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and the Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1969.

He is survived by his wife, Anna M. Young Carpenter, whom he married Dec. 17, 1949; one son, Robert L. "Bobby" Carpenter Jr. of Madison; three granddaughters; one grandson; six great-grandchildren; one niece; three great-nieces; and several cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Paul Carpenter; and one sister, Betty Owens.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the service. A final salute will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to West Street Ministries. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.



Shirley Hart

Shirley Briggs Hart, 92, of Pleasant, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

She was born Aug. 31, 1920, in Switzerland County, the son of Maurice Austin and Millicent Mary Clements Briggs. She was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1937 graduate of Vevay High School. She was a homemaker. She helped her husband on the family farm tending to the dairy cows. She was a member of the Caledonia United Presbyterian Church at Moorefield, where she was a member of the missionary circle and quilting circle and helped with the church bazaar. She was also a member of the St. Mary's Home Economics Club.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Jo Combs of Columbus; one son, Michael F. Hart of Pleasant; one brother, Bob Briggs of Versailles; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fay Hart, whom she married Sept. 4, 1940, and who died Feb. 1, 2000; one son, Nicholas W. Hart; her parents; one brother, Kendrick Fay Briggs Sr.; and one granddaughter.

The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Caledonia United Presbyterian Church, Caledonia Cemetery or the Nick Hart Scholarship Fund through the Moorefield Community Fire Department with the Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.haskellandmorrison.com.



Hattie Proctor

Hattie Marie Proctor, 61, of Ghent, Ky., died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

She was born March 8, 1951, in Gallatin County, Ky., the daughter of Elzzy and Celia Marie Brooks Dean. She was a retired farm laborer and a restaurant hostess. She was baptized and attended the Ghent Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Victor Proctor Jr.; her father of Boone County, Ky.; one son, Victor Proctor III. of Ghent, Ky.; three sisters, Barbara Lee of Milton, Ky., and Birdie Seniors and Linda Ann Miller, both of Carrollton, Ky.; one brother, Joe Brooks of Carrollton, Ky.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Carl Junior Beach; one daughter, Erlene Proctor; her mother; two brothers, Thomas Brooks and Elmer Beach; and two sisters, Ivy Miller and Geraldine Beach.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ghent Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Ghent Masonic Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky., is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent at www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.



William Raney

William Raney, 89, of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 19, 1923, near Versailles, the son of Hershel and Edith Black Raney. He was a 1941 graduate of Versailles High School. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a civil engineer and worked in the construction of the Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation plant in Madison. At the end of construction he transferred to the operation of the plant as a trainee and became assistant shift engineer. He retired in 1985 after 33 years of service, spending his last two years as assistant personnel director and plant training coordinator. He was a member of the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, the Versailles Masonic Lodge, Indianapolis Valley of the Scottish Rite, and a 67-year member of the Versailles American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Willie Marie Bray Raney, whom he married July 5, 1947; two daughters, Ann Gaddie of Hanover and Jan Lawson of Custer, Ky.; one brother Ray Raney of Versailles; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Marianna Hyatt.

A Masonic service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Military honors will be conducted graveside by the Versailles American Legion.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Versailles Masonic Lodge or the Cliff Hill Cemetery. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.skfuneralhome.com.



Freida Thomas

Freida L. Thomas, 93, of Madison, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

She was born Feb. 14, 1919, in Owen County, Ky., the daughter of Eugene and Allie Ayers O'Banion. She was a sales clerk at the former Paris Style Clothing Store on Main Street in Madison. She was a member of the North Madison Baptist Church and the Elks Lodge. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and spending time with her family.

She is survived by one son, Edward C. "Sonny" Thomas Jr. of Madison; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward C. Thomas Sr., whom she married Nov. 5, 1938, who died March 3, 1999; her parents; one sister, Margaret Ellen O'Banion; and two brothers, Estal Thomas O'Banion and Purdy O'Banion.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Vail-Holt Funeral and Cremation Center. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to North Madison Baptist Church. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.vailholtfuneralhome.com.



Gerald Williams

Gerald Howard Williams, 70, of near Fairview, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.



Linda Workman

Linda May Workman, 59, of Carrollton, Ky., died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 1, 1953, in Owenton, Ky., the daughter of Milton and Doris Willhoite. She was disabled.

She is survived by three daughters, Linda Workman Taylor of Carrollton, Ky., Laverna Workman of Madison and Shirley Proctor of Warsaw, Ky.; five sisters; six brothers; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Dora Workman; and her parents.