Obituaries - November 7, 2012
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 10:00 AM
Elmo E. Lanham Bailey, 93, of Madison, formerly of Florence, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at The Waters of Clifty Falls.
She was born Jan. 1, 1919, in Corbin, Ky., the daughter of William A. and Margaret Belle Hickey Lanham. She was raised and attended school in Corbin, Ky. She was a consultant for Avon Inc. for 31 years. She was a member of the Vevay Post 185 of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Vevay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5396 Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by one great-niece who cared for her, Cecilia Means of Lexington; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Bailey, whom she married Nov. 20, 1940, and who died Jan. 12, 1981; one daughter, Margaret Gasksins; her parents; five sisters, Lula "Dude" Gayle, Ruby Timberlake, Mossie Baker, Nora Lanham and Laura Lanham; and nine brothers, Leonard Lanham, Walter Lanham, Lloyd Lanham, Arthur Lanham, Sam Lanham, Stanley Lanham, Leo Lanham, Elbert Lanham and Marion Lanham.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Vevay Post 185 of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Vevay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5396 Ladies Auxiliary will conduct a special service at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Vevay Post 185 of the American Legion Relief Fund. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Morris Carson, 71, of Madison, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville.
He was born July 29, 1941, in Vincennes, the son of Dallas and Violet Carson. He moved to Madison in August 1994. He was employed at Sandstone Industries. He attended West Madison United Methodist Church. He enjoyed his friendship with the staff and spending time with his roommates at his home. He also enjoyed looking at newspapers, fishing, listening to music and community events.
He is survived by two sisters, Velma Westphal of Davenport, Iowa, and Irene Cutler of Mesquite, Texas; two brothers, Dallas Carson of Davenport, Iowa, and Jimmy Carson of Silvis, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, who died in 1975; his father, who died in 1987; two brothers, David Carson and Rex Carson; and two sisters, Lilian Boling and Amy Mahrenholz.
A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at West Madison United Methodist Church.
Goodwin Funeral Home in Vincennes is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.goodwinfamilyfh.com.
Martha Ann McDonley Cole, 77, of Madison, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
Pamela Ann "Pam" Griffin Stanton Ehrnreiter, 53, of Milton, Ky., died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus.
She was born July 16, 1959, in Madison, the daughter of Charles Robert and Lois Abbott Griffin. She lived most of her life in Jefferson County and Trimble County. She attended Yuma High School in Yuma, Ariz. She had worked as a general contractor and painter, and could repair or fix anything she set her mind to. As a heavy equipment operator, she worked for her mother at the Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corp. She took pride in her ability to operate a loader or to build a road, landscape as well as channel water correctly. She was of the Baptist faith and had attended Milton Baptist Church. She had also attended Faith Covenant Church in Madison for several years. She enjoyed art, especially drawing, painting and crafting folk primitive art, and stone masonry, botany, landscaping, gardening, restoring classic cars, making rustic furniture, photography, playing the guitar, music and hunting Indian artifacts. She also enjoyed riding her 1972 Harley-Davidson Shovel head and her 1975 Harley-Davidson SX 175 two-stroke dirt bike. She was a member of the Asphalt Angels Car Club.
She is survived by her husband, Douglas, whom she married March 25, 1985; one son, Dylan R. Ehrnreiter of Madison; one daughter, Amy Jo Horn of Dillsboro; her mother, Lois Abbott Boulton of Madison; two sisters, Kimberly Center and Lesa Holzinger, both of Madison; two step brothers, Kevin Boulton and Randy Boulton; two grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her father; her step fathers, Mike Warren, who died Sept. 25, 2011, and Charley Boulton, who died July 15, 2001; her grandparents, Elmer and Bessie Reece Abbott, and Bill and Jessie Griffin.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Ky.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service.
Expression of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Pam Ehrnreiter Memorial Fund. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Patrick J. Finneran, 77, of Indianapolis, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in Indianapolis.
He was born Sept. 15, 1935. He served in the Navy, as the assistant ASW officer and assistant OI division officer on the USS Randolph and participated in the Cuban missile crisis. After his service, he worked for a short time in Madison managing the Ohio Theatre. He joined the Marion County Republican Central Committee, serving as the public relations and advertising director. Later, he joined the Indianapolis Police Department and served as the special assistant to the chief of police and was the department's first public information officer. After he left his work with the police department, he returned to radio. He hosted his own talk radio show, "The Sean Kelly Show," which aired on WNTS, WIFE-AM, WNDE and WXLX. He then returned to his love for the Navy, becoming the executive director of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Survivors Memorial Organization Inc. Within this organization, he headed a task of raising $1 million to fund, design and build a national memorial to the city's namesake ship. He was also a published author, writing three thrillers. He was a survivor of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He and his wife, Dorothy, had lived on the southside of Indianapolis since 1965.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two children, Joseph Finneran and Monica Freese; three sisters, Maureen Galvin of Madison, Kathleen Valle of Geneva, Ill., and Peggy Rice of St. Charles, Mo.; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Family and friends will host a traditional Irish wake Saturday. For details, contact Monica Freese at email@example.com.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Perry Township Volunteer Services, 285 Sunset Boulevard, Greenwood, IN 46142.
Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory in Indianapolis is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.wilsonstpierre.com.
Norma Mary Kington, 90, of Madison, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at The Waters of Clifty Falls.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Funeral Chapel.