Robert Brown

Robert Aaron Brown, 38, of North Vernon, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

He was born June 30, 1974, in Madison, the son of Larry and Jane Brown. He graduated from Madison Consolidated High School in 1992. He spent the first half of his life in Madison before moving to Seymour. He recently moved to North Vernon. He was an avid four wheel driver and motorcycle enthusiast. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Crystal, whom he married Sept. 19, 2009; four children, Aubrey Brown, Richelle Swinney, Jason Swinney and William Swinney; his father; his mother, Jane Hitchcock and her husband Bill; two sisters, Lorretta Brown Bischoff and Lannette Hobbs; maternal grandparents, John and Willa Knarr; several aunts and uncles; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Rebecca Lynn Brown; his paternal grandparents, Robert and Elsie Brown; and his maternal grandmother, Ginny Rine.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service in North Vernon. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations toward medical expenses. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.



Stella Campbell

Stella L. Addington Campbell, 65, of Deputy, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

She was born June 25, 1947, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of James H. and Joy Grace Day Addington. She was raised in North Vernon and was a graduate of North Vernon High School. She had resided in Deputy the past 47 years. She attended the Wesleyan Church in North Vernon in her childhood. After she moved to Deputy she attended the Pisgah United Methodist Church. She worked for a short period of time for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus. She then was a private baby sitter. She worked for Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg for 10 years and then worked at King's Daughter's Hospital in Madison for 23 years. She worked as a unit secretary in the Intensive Care Unit and Two South, retiring June 1, 2012. She also did tax preparation for several years. She enjoyed gardening, reading, Bible study, traveling, cooking, history, and being with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by one son, James T. Campbell Jr. of Memphis; two daughters, Missy Gabbard of North Charlestown, S.C., and Jeannie Halm of Midland, Mich.; one sister, Lora Matusiewicz of Flat Rock, Mich.; one half brother, Ben Gonek of Troy, Mich.; two grandchildren; one step grandson; two step great-grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James T. Campbell Sr., whom she married July 24, 1965; her father; her mother, Joy Grace Day Gonek; and her step father, Ben Gonek.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery near Deputy.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society or Pisgah United Methodist Church. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Betty Marsh

Betty Marsh, 82, of Carrollton, Ky., died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville.

She was born Nov. 18, 1930, in Gallatin County, Ky., the daughter of Charles Amy Dusch and Bessie Thomas Kinman. She retired as an assistant manager for the Kroger Company in Carrollton, Ky. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carrollton and Eastern Star.

She is survived by one daughter, Elaine Stephenson of Carrollton, Ky.; son, Darrell G. Marsh of Carrollton, Ky.; one sister, Debra Holley of Ghent, Ky.; three brothers, Louis Dusch of Radcliff, Ky., Wendell Kinman of Carrollton, Ky. and Gary Kinman of Hanover; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Marsh; her parents; one sister, Connie Jean Owen; and three brothers, James Robert Kinman, Paris Dale Dusch and Emmett Thomas Kinman.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton, Ky.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

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



George Miller Sr.

George Michael "Mike" Miller Sr., 69, of Vevay, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at his daughter's residence near Pleasant.

He was born Jan. 16, 1943, in Cleves, Ohio, the son of Charles Phillip and Jennie Druscella Abdon Miller. He was raised and attended school in Cleves, Ohio. He was formerly employed with Pearson Howell INC in Lawrenceburg for 12 years. He was a former employee of the Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Distillery in Lawrenceburg for 12 years. He was a former volunteer fireman for the city of Cleves, Ohio. He was a member of the Steel Workers Union Local 156 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the Switzerland County Sportsman Club in Bennington. He attended the Markland Baptist Church. He resided the past 35 years in Switzerland County. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, playing euchre and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann "Pat" O'Connor Miller, whom he married May 4, 1963; three daughters, Jeanne Bragg of Vevay, Mindy Otter of Bennington and Jennie Miller Simpkins of Vevay; two sons, George M. Miller Jr. of Center Square and James Phillip Miller of Vevay; two brothers, Howard Miller of Aurora and Dennis Miller of Cincinnati, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Frank Miller, Charles Miller and Thomas Miller; three sisters, Ann White, Fern Scott and Emma Noble; and one grandson.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

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

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



Carlos Shouse Jr.

Carlos James Shouse Jr., 56, of North Vernon, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Jennings Health Care Center in North Vernon.

He was born Jan. 29, 1956, in Scott County, the son of Carlos James Sr. and Bertha Deaton Shouse. He was a 1974 graduate of Scottsburg High School in Scottsburg. He worked as a forklift operator at UPS Logistics in Seymour. He was a member of Grayford Road Church of God in North Vernon. He enjoyed serving God, being outdoors and working with mechanics.

He is survived by his wife, Trudy Bowling Shouse, whom he married July 6, 2003; four sons, Ryan Shouse of North Vernon, Shane Shouse and Devon Shouse, both of Seymour, and Tom Rayburn of North Vernon; three daughters, Jen-nay Shouse of Austin, Lisa Brooks and Amanda Davidson, both of North Vernon; three brothers, Larry Shouse of Paris Crossing, Joe Shouse of South Carolina and Kenny Shouse of Paris Crossing; and 14 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Floyd Shouse.

The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 2 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations toward funeral expenses. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Velma Taylor

Velma Jo Taylor, 83, of Carrollton, Ky., died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Jewish Hospital in Shelbyville, Ky.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky.



Maurice Thacker

Maurice M. Thacker, 88, of Madison, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

He was born Aug. 23, 1924, in Madison, the son of Frank Maurice and Florence F. Allen Thacker. He worked as a messenger boy for the Jefferson Proving Ground before serving in the Army from June 7, 1943 to Nov. 2, 1945. He was a World War II combat medic and participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy. He was awarded Purple Heart and the bronze star medal. Following the war, he was employed as an attendant at the Madison State Hospital, as a funeral assistant with J.O. Taft Funeral Home in Hanover, as a truck driver for the Army Ammunition Plant in Charlestown, as a funeral assistant and ambulance driver for Lytle Funeral Home in Madison and as a bus driver for the White Star Lines in Madison. He and his wife owned and operated Hilltop Phillips 66 in Madison from 1962 to 1971. He was a stock car owner from 1970 to 1973, racing his Chevy II at Twin Cities and Riverview speedways. In the 1970s, he was employed as a car salesmen with Hearl Brogan Chevrolet and Casteel Chevrolet. In 1980, he and son, Bill, opened T&T Auto Repair, in Madison, where he was a partner until his retirement. After retirement he worked as a bus driver for Sandstone Industries. He enjoyed the Model T Ford, and was a member of the Model T Ford Club of America since 1968. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by one daughter, Judith A. "Judy" Brooks of Madison; two sons, Ronald M. Thacker and William A. "Bill" Thacker, both of Madison; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Betty L. Hay Thacker, whom he married July 11, 1947, and who died April 20, 2012; his parents; one brother, Randall Thacker, who died Feb. 5, 1977; two sisters, Emily Kersey and Marjorie McNimery; and one grandson.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Vail-Holt Funeral and Cremation Service. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted graveside.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service. A final salute conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion will follow the funeral service Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Heart Association or the American Stroke Association. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Lucy Webster

Lucy Mae Cole Webster, 78, of Hanover, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville.

She was born Feb. 7, 1934, in College Hill, Ky., the daughter of Jerry and Eura Elise Clouse Cole. She resided her early life in Kentucky and Virginia. She worked for 22 years as a cook and janitor at the Southwestern Elementary School in Hanover. She was a member of the Hanover Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and attending church.

She is survived by four sons, Robert Allen Webster of New Washington, Leon Bruce Webster of Senecaville, Ohio, Jerry Lynn Webster of Morganfield, Ky., and James Harry Webster of Hanover; three daughters, Bonnie Sue Webster Carroll of Madison, Etta Maria Webster of Seymour and Cynthia Ann Webster of Point Roberts, Wash.; two brothers, Hubert Cole of Jeffersonville, Ky. and Herbert Cole of Fairmount; three sisters, Mary Neal Branum of Elwood, Elizabeth Moman of Rockport, Ill., and Lucille Simpson of Edelstein, Ill.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Webster Jr., whom she married Dec. 18, 1951, and who died July 26, 1974; one son, Rodney Bryan Webster; her parents; two brothers, Monroe Cole and Harvey Cole; one sister, Ruby Davis; and one nephew.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery of Bedford, Ky.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service.

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

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



Philip Wickersham

Philip Lee Wickersham, 28, of Madison, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, La.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.