Emerson Cole

Emerson Clayton Cole, 90, of Fairview, died Friday, March 21, 2014, at his residence.

He was born prematurely Oct. 15, 1923, in Fairview, to Harvey Elmer and Nellie May Newkirk Cole. He lived his entire life in Switzerland County. He graduated from Switzerland County High School in Vevay in May 1941. He helped his father on the family farm from 1941 to 1944. He was drafted in 1944, was placed into the Air Force. He joined the military base fire department while stationed in Madison, Wis. He served until 1946, reaching the rank of Corporal and earning Sharp Shooter, Silver Air Crew Wings and Good Conduct medals. Following his service, he returned to help his father on the family farm. He and his wife lived in various Switzerland County communities including East Enterprise, Bennington, Center Square and lastly, on Edgar Scudder Road in Fairview. In 1951, he was hired by the Civil Service to work at the Jefferson Proving Ground, holding many positions while working there. His jobs involved testing artillery shells, including working as gunner, observer, leader, surveyor and range control. In 1957, he was laid off from the Jefferson Proving Ground due to lack of work supply. In 1960, he was called back to work at the Jefferson Proving Ground, during this time, training for work took him to other places such as Wisconsin and Panama. He worked there until he retired in 1987. He received honorary service recognition from the commanding officer of JPG upon his retirement. He enjoyed farming, often joining in farming with his brothers. He mainly raised cattle, hogs, corn, soybeans, tobacco and hay. He and his wife would raised a large garden, with strawberries and flowers. He planted and tended many fruit trees on the farm. After his retirement, he assisted his wife in canning and preserving the fruits and vegetables. He spent his retirement years on the family farm enjoying the wildlife and family pets. He was baptized in, attended and supported the Fairview United Methodist Church. He was passionate about politics and was a lifelong supporter of the Democratic Party. He was also an avid reader of daily newspapers and magazines. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing and teaching his children softball, bowling, and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Marcella Jeanette Clemons Osborn Cole, whom he married June 1, 1951; two daughters, Kathy Smith and Linda Jones, both of Vevay; three sons, Emerson Cole Jr. of Seneca, Ill., Stephen Cole of Vevay and Randall Cole of London, England; one brother, Alvin Cole of Fairview; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one infant son, Derrick Alan Cole; his parents; five brothers, Dilver Cole, Hilbert Cole, Raymond Cole, Donald Cole and Wilfred Cole; and six sisters, Pearl Byram, Mavis Scudder, Leo Gulley, Arlena Brown, Hazel Wiley and Goldie Hebel.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Full military honors will be conducted graveside by Vevay Post 185 of the American Legion and the Vevay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5396.

Friends may call Thursday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Parkinson's Foundation or the Switzerland County Emergency Unit. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Ruby Fultz

Ruby A. Miller Fultz, 95, of Madison, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

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



Virginia Johnson

Virginia Johnson, 76, of Carrollton, Ky., died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Green Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center.

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



Claudell Lewis

Claudell Lewis, of Vevay, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

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



Thomas Matthews III

Thomas Shannon Matthews III, 66, of Hanover, died Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

He was born Dec. 11, 1947, in Madison, to Thomas Shannon II and Virginia Margaret Goley Matthews. He was an Army veteran. He was a farmer and truck driver.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki Blair Matthews; two sons, Thomas Shannon Matthews IV of Bedford, Ky., and Michael Wayne Matthews of Milton, Ky.; two daughters, Melanie Dawn Matthews of Bedford, Ky., and Jennifer Lynn Valiyi of Miami, Fla.; five stepsons, Robert Rhyne of Hanover, Matty Rhyne of Oklahoma, Chris Rhyne of Madison, Jason Youngs of Hanover and Tony Youngs of Oklahoma; one sister, Patty Naegele of Versailles; one brother, William Matthews of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren; and 17 step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grayson Funeral Home in Hanover. Burial will be in Carmel Cemetery.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Lung Association or the Jefferson County 4-H Program.

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



Morris Moore

Morris Moore, 89, of Milton, Ky., died Friday, March 21, 2014, at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville, Ky.

He was born Jan. 13, 1925, in Trimble County, Ky., to Bryan and Mabel Gosman Moore. He was a store manager at the former Rowlett's Grocery in Milton, Ky., for many years. He attended Milton United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma Justice Moore; three daughters, Teresa Cooper of Jeffersonville, and Cynthia Herron and Lori Sheffield, both of Sellersburg; three stepsons, Jeff May, Chuck May and Scott May, all of Milton, Ky.; one sister, Elizabeth Joyce of Milton, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Wood-Oakley Funeral Home in Milton, Ky. Burial will be in Campbellsburg Cemetery in Campbellsburg, Ky.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 10 a.m. until the service.



Joyce Ogden

Joyce E. Ogden, 78, of Madison, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at his residence.

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



Jacqueline Rohlfing

Jacqueline L. "Jackie" Rohlfing, 80, of Madison, died Friday, March 21, 2014, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

She was born Nov. 29, 1933, in Philadelphia, Pa., to William and Dorothy Bentley Landis. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Temple University and a master's degree in teaching from the University of Cincinnati. She retired after more than 20 years of teaching science at Rising Sun Middle School. She also owned and operated a doll making business, the Fortunate Doll, in Milan, for many years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She enjoyed collecting antique dolls and taking quilting classes at Margie's Country Store.

She is survived by two sons, Charles Rohlfing III of Madison and Steven Rohlfing of Georgetown, Ky.; one sister, Lissa Quinn of Rowe, Mass.; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded death by her husband, Charles Rohlfing Jr., whom she married in May 1955, and who died in 2005; her parents; and one brother, William Landis.

The funeral will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Lytle Funeral Chapel. Burial will be private in Cravens Cemetery in Milan.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 3 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to King's Daughters' Health Hope and Healing Campaign for the new cancer treatment center. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences and contributions can be made at www.lytlefuneralchapel.com.



James Williams

James Allen "Jim" Williams, 49, of Vevay, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Markland Pike in Vevay.

He was born Jan. 26, 1965, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Peter Mayhew II and Carol Glenda Schlemmer Williams. He was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and moved to Switzerland County in 1983. He was a 1984 graduate of Switzerland County High School in Vevay. He was first employed with the Contract Maintenance Group through MCS and then PIC, from 1997 to 2014 at Kentucky Utilities. Since January 2014, he was employed in outside maintenance for Kentucky Utilities. He attended New Liberty Baptist Church in East Enterprise and Mount Sterling Baptist Church in Mount Sterling. He enjoyed working in his garage, and teaching his son mechanical skills and welding. He also enjoyed watching his daughter at her dance recitals and other activities.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Lea Craig Williams, whom he married Aug. 30, 2006; two sons, Levi L. Green of Hanover and Logan David Williams of Vevay; one daughter, Lily Ruth Williams of Vevay; his stepmother, Mary Williams of Blanchester, Ohio; three brothers, Scott Williams of Florence, Ky., Pete Williams of Madison and Steve Williams of Friendship; one stepsister, Diana Williams of Maryland; one grandson; and eight nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery in Patriot.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 4 to 8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to an education fund for his children. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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