Obituaries - March 18, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013 11:00 AM
Helen Louise Jones Cotton, 79, of Vevay, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at King's Daughters' Hospital.
She was born April 28, 1933, in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of James Hubert and Elinor Louise McKee Jones. She was a 1951 graduate of high school in Hartville, Mo. She attended the University of Missouri. She was a former data entry clerk at the University of Missouri for several years. She was a member of the Julia Dumont Literary Club and the Women's Bridge Club in Madison. She resided in Vevay for the past 26 years. She was an avid bridge player.
She is survived by her husband, Walter Carroll Cotton, whom she married Feb. 23, 1952; one son, Byron Cotton of Bend, Ore.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two nieces; and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one nephew.
A graveside service and burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Vevay Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Gary Wayne Lyons, 57, of Hanover, died Friday, March 15, 2013, at his residence.
He was born April 19, 1955, in Jefferson County, the son of Wayne and Gladys Lorene Phillips Lyons. He resided most of his life in Jefferson County. He was a 1973 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He began working with his father at Lyons Termite and Pest Control in Madison and after the death of his father he continued in the business for another 10 years. He also worked at the Marble Hill construction site and for M & T Chemical Company. He was of the Protestant faith. He enjoyed socializing on the phone, and working and tinkering on cars and motorcycles. He also enjoyed his dogs and cats.
He is survived by his wife, Susan M. Douglass Lyons, whom he married May 12, 1997; three daughters, Jennifer Ehlers of Madison, Stephanie Gilpin of Hanover and Shelby Lyons of Lexington; one son, Justin Lyons of Madison; his mother of Hanover; five grandchildren; and several cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by one son, Jason Lyons; his father, who died July 11, 1989; and his grandparents.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from noon until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Gary Wayne Lyons Memorial Fund. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Harold Dean Pierce, 72, of Charlestown, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 18, 1940, in Corbin, Ky., the son of Harold and Ethel Jones Pierce. He was an Army veteran. He was a retired security officer for ICI in Charlestown. He was a former member of Blazing Star Masonic Lodge 226. He enjoyed hunting with his grandchildren, and gardening.
He is survived by six daughters, Diana Lee Justice of New Washington, Robbie Sue Auxier of Hanover, and Sharon Shepherd, Karen Whitehead, Tammy Lynn Moore and Bernadette Lynn Hill, all of Charlestown; one brother, Kenneth Edward Pierce of Jeffersonville; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service and burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.