Obituaries - February 28, 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 3:00 PM
George Walter Bramwell, 95, of Sevierville, Tenn., formerly of Columbus and Madison, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.
He was born June 8, 1921, near Madison, to Homer and Ruth Bramwell. He was a graduate of North Madison High School and Indiana Business College. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II. He worked as a payroll clerk at Bakalar Air Force Base in Columbus until his transfer to Grissom Air Reserve Base in Kokomo where he worked in civil service until his retirement. While living in Kokomo, he also retired from the Air Force Reserves as a Master Sergeant. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Seymour, Tenn. and also a member of their Liberty Sunday School Class. He was a 32nd Degree Mason. After moving to Tennessee, he worked at Dollywood for 14 years. He also volunteered at Treasures of the Heart Thrift Store with the Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries.
He is survived by his wife, Jettie Waddle Bramwell, whom he married March 16, 1946; one daughter, Pamela Bramwell of Sevierville, Tenn.; one sister, Nina Bramwell Simons of Columbus; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father; his mother; two brothers, Everett R. Bramwell, who died Oct. 25, 1998 and Elvin Russell Bramwell, who died March 6, 2010; and one infant sister, Ella Marie Bramwell.
The funeral is set for 6 p.m. today at West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville, Tenn. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 4 to 5:45 p.m. A Masonic service will be held at 5:45 p.m. today at the funeral home.
A committal service with military honors will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to a charity of the donor’s choice. Contributions can be made through Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville, Tenn. or Morgan & Nay Funeral Center, which is in charge of local arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Harry G. Chadwell, 89, of Madison, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at University of Louisville Hospital.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
Elmer Cosby Sr.
Elmer Monroe Cosby Sr., 83, of Hanover, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus.
He was born Nov. 24, 1933, in Madison, to John D. and Freda Loretta Johnson Cosby. He resided most of his life in Jefferson County, except for several years he lived in Indianapolis and worked for a steel company. He was raised in the St. Stephen’s African Methodist Episcopal Church in Hanover. He was first united in marriage to Roberta and was later united in marriage to Grace. He enjoyed collecting coins. He also enjoyed cars, trucks, American Indian relics, and listening to country music.
He is survived by two sisters, Wanda Lacey and Davidteen Watson, both of Hanover; four brothers, Clarence Cosby of Washington, D.C., David Eugene Cosby of Hanover, Donald Cosby of Indianapolis and Carlton Cosby of Deputy; and several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by one son, Elmer Monroe Cosby Jr., who died in 2007; his father, who died in 1985; his mother, who died Oct. 4, 2012; and two brothers, Herbert Cosby and Lawrence Johnson.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Elmer Cosby Memorial Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Charles Edward Dickey, 74, of Hanover, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, in Louisville, Ky.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Grayson Funeral Home in Hanover.
Mildred Marie “Mickey” Craig Whitham, 87, of East Enterprise, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
She was born March 20, 1929, in Dearborn County, to Lloyd Edward and Catherine Elizabeth “Lillie” Ahaus Craig. She was raised in Lawrenceburg, where she attended the St. Lawrence Catholic School. She was employed with Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg for several years. She had resided in Switzerland County since 1958. She was a member of Our Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay. She was also a homemaker and enjoyed raising her family, reading, crocheting, fishing, bowling, playing poker and caring for her lawn.
She is survived by four sons, Michael Whitham of Rising Sun, Robert Whitham and Kevin Whitham, both of East Enterprise, and Steven Whitham of Florence; one daughter, Karen Morton of Pleasant; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Milburn Whitham, whom she married Nov. 20, 1948, and who died Jan. 27, 1984; three sons, Donald Eugene Whitham, Dennis Ray Whitham and James Whitham; one daughter, Barbara Jane “Barb” Whitham Covington; her parents; four sisters, Ruth Browning, Freda Childress and two infants; and three brothers, Thomas Craig, Lloyd Craig and one infant.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Our Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery in East Enterprise.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. The rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Our Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church or by sponsoring a Mass. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.haskellandmorrison.com.