Obituaries - September 19, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013 11:00 AM
Virginia Lee Cooper, 85, of Charlestown, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at her residence
She was born Nov. 1, 1927, in Clark County, to Robert Roland and Maggie Bell Bower Baird. She was a lifelong farmer and a retired school bus driver. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star 597 and Pleasant View Baptist Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Sharon Johnson, Carolyn Clark and Brenda Cartright, all of Charlestown; three sons, Forest Cooper Jr. of New Washington, Darrel Cooper of Marysville and Rickie Cooper of Charlestown; two brothers, George Baird of Madison and Jim Baird of Marysville; one sister, Lula Jones of Marysville; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Forest Cooper Sr.; her parents; six siblings; and two grandsons.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Burial will be in Cooper Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 1 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service. An Eastern Star service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Old Salem Cemetery Mowing Fund, 303 Amburgey Dr., New Albany, IN 47150
Online condolences can be sent at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.
Carroll Milton DeCamp, 90, of Hanover, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
Terry B. Eldridge, 60, of Madison, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at King's Daughters' Hospital.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Funeral Chapel.
Russell Lee Fitzgerald, 92, of Patriot, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.
Patricia Marshall, 82, of Salem, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at St. Vincent Hospital in Salem.
She was born April 17, 1931, in Marion County, W. Va., to Otto Lawrence and Opal Morgan Wells. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Canton Christian Church and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
She is survived by her husband, Jay D. Marshall, whom she married June 30, 1951; one daughter, Kyleen Center of Madison; two sisters, Eleanor Drews of Virginia Beach, Va. and Edythe Tennant of Fairview, W.Va.; and two grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Elizabeth McCue and Ruth Farkley.
A memorial service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Weathers Funeral Home.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 5 p.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Washington County Cancer Society or a hospice of the donor's choice.
Online condolences can be sent at www.weathersfuneralhome.com.
Dennis Carl McClain, 45, of Versailles, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, as a result of injuries sustained in a car wreck in Somerville, Tenn.
He was born April 19, 1968, in Batesville, to Alex Omer and Ramona Gelvin McClain. He was raised and attended school in Ripley County. He was baptized in Shelby Christian Church in Ripley County. He had been disabled for several years. He had also resided in Texas and California. He enjoyed dirt bikes, old cars and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his parents of Versailles; two daughters, Amanda McKinley of Versailles and Tabitha McClain of Napoleon; one brother, Kenneth McClain of Butlerville; four sisters, Mary Borters of Rexville, Helen Farrell of Cross Plains, Karen McClain of Jefferson, Texas, and Connie McClain of Madison; two grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by one nephew.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Shimmer Horn Shelter House at Versailles State Park.
Friends may call at the shelter house Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Crohn's Disease Research. Contributions can be made through Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Aletha Robinson Meredith, 93, of Louisville, Ky., died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 12, 1919. She was a native of Madison. She was a retired director from A-Child's School. She was of the Wesleyan-Methodist Faith.
She is survived by her three children, Deborah Meredith, Gary Meredith and Keith Meredith; one brother, Gilbert Robinson; and four grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Lee R. Meredith.
A celebration of life service will be at noon Friday at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven in Louisville, Ky. Entombment will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service.
Online condolences can be sent at www.archlheadyresthaven.com.
Hilda L. Wentworth Meriwether, 91, of Vevay, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at her son's residence in Vevay.
She was born Aug. 20, 1922, on Ryker's Ridge, to Joseph Allen and Lydia Ann Callis Wentworth. She attended the Vineyard School in Craig Township. She spent most of her life in Switzerland County, working for a short time as a secretary for the Lane Bryant Company in Indianapolis. During World War II, she worked in a factory repairing and rubberizing gas tanks. She enjoyed being a homemaker. She was a member of the Ebenezer Wesleyan Church in Moorefield. She was an avid reader. She enjoyed cooking, and socializing with family and friends on the telephone.
She is survived by two sons, Donnie L. Meriwether of Vevay and George A. Meriwether of Spring Valley, Calif.; one sister, Jennie Dean Brooks of Allensville; two brothers, Eugene Wentworth of Memphis and Clarence Wentworth of New Albany; two grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Meriwether, whom she married Oct. 5, 1945, and who died Jan. 15, 1998; her parents; three sisters, Nel Gene Bolton, Rosemary Griswold and Helena "Babe" McKay; two brothers, Charles Wentworth and Melvin Wentworth.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday, Sept. 26 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the East Enterprise Wesleyan Church or the Ebenezer Wesleyan Holiness Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
This is a corrected version of an obituary published Wednesday. It corrects submitted information on a surviving brother.