Duane Gray

Duane Jeffrey Gray, 61, of Vevay, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis.

He was born Dec. 17, 1951, in Indianapolis, the son of Roy Wilbur and Norma Jean Schmidt Gray. He was raised in Indianapolis and was a graduate of Howe High School in Indianapolis. He received an associates degree in heating and air conditioning at Ivy Tech in Indianapolis. He served in the Army from Feb. 9, 1970, to Jan. 20, 1972, serving during the Vietnam War. He received the Purple Heart. He was formerly employed as a heating and air conditioning engineer at the Murat Shrine Temple in Indianapolis for seven years. He formerly owned and operated D&D Jeweler's & the Speak Easy Pub in Indianapolis. He and his wife co-owned and operated the Stor-IT Self Storage in Vevay. He had resided in Vevay since 1999. He was a member of the Vevay Post 185 of the American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cutting grass, canoeing, boating and traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela J. Abell Gray, whom he married April 1, 1979; two sons, Duane Jeffrey Gray II of Vevay and Greg Brewer of Indianapolis; one daughter, Karma Renee O'Day of Franklin; one brother, Gary Gray of Saint Petersburg, Fla.; one sister, Pam Gray of St. Petersburg, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two nephews.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 1 p.m. until the service. Military honors will be conducted at the funeral home by Vevay Post 185 of the American Legion and Vevay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5396.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the I.U. Health Transplant Unit in care of Pamela Gray. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Elizabeth Hanson

Elizabeth "Betty" Cox Hanson, 97, of Hanover, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.

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



Russell Hyatt

Russell Charles Hyatt, 90, of Lake Placid, Fla., died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Good Shepherd Hospice House.

He was born June 7, 1922, in Jefferson County, the son of Charles Taylor and Estella Mae Hand Hyatt. He served in the Air Force during World War II. He moved to Lake Placid, Fla. 33 years ago, from Madison where he was an automotive and marine mechanic. He was a member of the Air Force Association and the Lake Placed Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880. He attended the Memorial United Methodist Church in Lake Placid, Fla. He enjoyed camping, and working on and restoring antique cars. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ruth Ann Hyatt; one daughter, Sue Ann Flanders; one son, John Wayne Hyatt; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life service was held Monday at the Memorial United Methodist Church in Lake Placid, Fla. An inurnment service will be held in Madison in the spring.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33870.

Scott Funeral Home in Lake Placid, Fla. was in charge of arrangements.

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



Wayne Smith

Wayne Leroy Smith, 89, of Hanover, formerly of New Brighton, Minn., died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.

He was born April 22, 1923, in Putnyville, Pa. He moved to Newark, N.J. after high school and worked at a General Motors plant building Grumman Wildcat fighters during World War II. During this time he also attended General Motors Institute on a cooperative program, earning an engineering degree in 1947. Following the completion of his studies, he served in the Army for four years as an explosive ordnance and disposal expert. He moved to Detroit, Mich., following his military service and began his lifelong career selling, designing and building machine tools. He founded Methods and Equipment Associates, a machine tool sales and support company located in Livonia and Flint, Mich. He was chief executive officer of Lyon Incorporated, a machine tool manufacture in Kalamazoo, Mich. He traveled the world sourcing and selling machine tools and enjoyed both Japan and Italy. He assisted NASA to resolve problems with machining the Space Shuttle's heat tiles, donating the design to NASA. He spent the last two decades of his career working at Kurt Manufacturing in Minneapolis, Minn., retiring at the age of 86. He was a hunter and pilot. He enjoyed golf and was a 32nd Degree Mason.

He is survived by the three children of his closest friend Clarence "Griff" Griffith, Colleen Griffith-Regal, Craig Griffith and Celeste Griffith Reed.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Regina Kraszewska; and one nephew.

Cremation was chosen. Burial will be in Bowling Green, Ky.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to a charity of the donor's choice. Contribution cards are available at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, which is in charge of arrangements.

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



Dorothy Staples

Dorothy Pierce Sanders Staples, 89, of Bedford, Ky., died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

She was born Feb. 3, 1923, in Trimble County, Ky., the daughter of James Pierce and Cleo Teague Sanders. She attended Trimble County High School. She and her husband farmed, raising peaches and other crops. She enjoyed watching Cincinnati Reds baseball and University of Kentucky basketball. She also enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Bedford United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Sondra Cooper of Tampa, Fla., and Lisa Graham of Bedford, Ky.; two sisters, Marie Blackaby of Bedford, Ky. and Carolyn Coleman of Madison, Ala.; nine grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Staples; one son, Gary L. Staples; one daughter, Carole Jane; her parents; one sister, Virginia Greenwood; and one brother, Kenneth Sanders.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Ky. Burial will be in Bedford Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the service.

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

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



Martha Stucker

Martha Lee Stucker, 83, of Huntsville, Ala., died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.

She was born April 4, 1929, in Madison, the daughter of Clyde and Bessie Louretta Adams Lee. She was a 1946 graduate of Madison High School. She moved to Huntsville, Ala., in 1960. She was a talented cook and seamstress. She enjoyed playing bridge. She volunteered at Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the Huntsville Space and Rocket Center. She was later a resident of Redstone Village in Huntsville, Ala., where she enjoyed many activities and spending time with her friends.

She is survived by one son, Mark Lee Stucker of Huntsville, Ala.; one daughter, Deborah Stucker Reilly of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Albert Stucker, whom she married July 4, 1949; two brothers, Donald Lee and Kenneth Lee; and one sister, Margie Lee.

A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Valhalla Funeral Home in Huntsville, Ala. Burial will be in Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. Francis University Catholic Church Building Fund, 811 Fifth Ave., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.



Donald Voris

Donald William Voris, 71, of Vevay, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

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



Bobbie Williams

Bobbie Richard "Bob" Williams, 73, of Lexington, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

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