William Beach

William Dale Beach, 62, of Vevay, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at his residence.

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



Clarence Eve

Clarence Robert Eve, 81, of Georgetown, Ky., died Friday, March 8, 2013, at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

He was born Nov. 2, 1931, in Owsley County, Ky., the son of Willie and Roxie Rowland Eve. He was raised in Austin and was a 1951 graduate of Austin High School. He served in the Navy from Feb. 20, 1954, to Aug. 1, 1977, rising to the rank of Yeoman First Class, serving during the Vietnam War. He worked in security at the Jefferson Proving Ground for 16 years. He was an employee of Pinkerton Security at the Overbrook Farm in Lexington, Ky., for five years. He resided the past 15 years in Georgetown, Ky. He enjoyed watching baseball, listening to music and playing chess and Scrabble.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma Joyce May Eve, whom he married June 14, 1957; one daughter, Deanna Sontag of Georgetown, Ky.; three sons James Eve of Amarillo, Texas, Darren Eve of Lexington, Ky., and Scott Eve of Frankfort, Ky.; one brother, Harold Eve of Fullerton, Calif.; two sisters, Mae Gober of Longview, Texas, and Lucy Ballinger of Springfield, Ohio; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ernest Eve and Charlie Eve; and one sister, Anita Kurtz.

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

Friends may call at the funeral home today from noon 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 American Diabetes Association. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Charles Faris

Charles R. Faris, 69, of Hanover, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.

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



Martha Floyd

Martha Sue Floyd, 74, of Charlestown, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at St. Catherine Regional Hospital in Charlestown.

She was born Dec. 29, 1938, in Arkansas, the daughter of Delbert and Sally Adair Griggs. She was a former clerk. She attended Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church in Lexington.

She is survived by her husband, Ernest "Buck" Floyd; three sons, Michael Floyd of St. Petersburg, Fla., Darren Floyd of Marysville and Mark Floyd of Charlestown; two daughters, Vickie Lynn Caranto of Las Vegas, Nev., and Donna K. Barton of Madison; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the service.

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



LaVon Gudkese

LaVon F. Cartwright Gudkese, 88, of Noblesville, formerly of Madison, died Friday, March 8, 2013, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born May 31, 1924, in Fort Wayne, the daughter of Victor and Nina Scott Cartwright. She was raised in Fort Wayne and was a 1942 graduate of South Side High School in Fort Wayne. She received a bachelor's of science degree in nursing in 1946 from the Cadet Nursing Program at Ball State University and her advanced nursing degree from Indiana University in 1949. She had a long career in nursing. She served as a private-duty nurse and as a registered nurse with veterans hospitals since 1946. She kept an active nursing license even after retirement. She was a member of the North United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She also was a member of the King's Daughters' Circle, Lake Gage Association, South Side High School Alumni, the Humane Society, the Red Hat Society, Steuben County Lakes Association and the Ball State Alumni Association. She enjoyed knitting for Newborn's In Need in Indianapolis. She had resided near her son in Noblesville since 2005.

She is survived by two sons, Richard Gudkese of Bay City, Mich., and David Gudkese of Noblesville; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon W. "Beano" Gudkese, whom she married June 24, 1950, and who died in 1984; one daughter, Ann Offerman, who died in 1999; her parents; two brothers; and one sister.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the National Humane Society, the LaVon Cartwright Gudkese and Ann Gudkese Offerman Memorial Scholarship at Madison Consolidated High School, or the Vernon W. Gudkese Memorial Scholarship for Engineering at Madison Consolidated High School. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Robert Hacker

Robert Lee Hacker, 83, of near Moorefield, formerly of East Enterprise, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at his residence.

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



Lawrence Schafer

Lawrence E. "Larry" Schafer, 56, of North Vernon, formerly of Madison, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Madison.

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



Charles Smith Jr.

Charles "Junior" M. Smith Jr., 64, of Bedford, Ky., died Friday, March 8, 2013.

He was born June 20, 1948, in Henry County, Ky., the son of Charles Meredith Sr. and Virginia Bell Garrett Smith. He enjoyed the outdoors, farming and working in the sun. He was also an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing. He lived for his family and had a soft spot for his grandchildren. He was quick to flirt or joke to start a conversation. He was a member of the Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, having recently renewed his faith.

He is survived by his wife, Sonya Marie Nation Smith; nine children, Matt Smith and Chris Smith, both of Bedford, Ky., Denise Smith Harmon of LaGrange, Ky., Nicholas Smith of Bedford, Ky., Nicole McCoy of Milton, Ky., Neal Smith and Noah Smith, both of Bedford, Ky., Josh Edington of Lexington, Ky., and Bethany Edington of Milton, Ky.; three sisters, Mary Aldridge and Mattie Riffe, both of Bedford, Ky., and Mary Jane Sibley of Sulphur, Ky.; 16 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Solie Smith; one sister, Martha Horine; and one nephew.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Ky. Cremation was chosen.

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

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