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Obituaries - September 21, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013 5:00 AM
LaVonne K. Cable, 64, of Madison, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Funeral Chapel.
Donnie Drake Covington, 65, of Evansville, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at the Veterans Administration in Louisville, Ky.
He was born Aug. 4, 1948, in Santa Monica, Calif., to Morris G. and June Clifford Covington. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was employed as a park ranger. He enjoyed learning about the history of the Civil War and re-enacting the Civil War, and was selected to be an extra in the movie, "Glory." He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle and race cars. He was a member of the Roe Fulkerson Masonic Lodge 299 in West Hollywood, Fla.
He is survived by two brothers, Jerry M. Covington of Miami, Fla., and John A. Covington of Hollywood, Fla.; his stepmother, Margie Covington of Miami, Fla.; one aunt; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Morris G. Covington; his mother, June Clifford Covington Biven; his maternal grandmother, Pearl Clifford; his paternal grandmother, Ethel Covington Gross; and one uncle.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Ky. Burial will be in Bedford Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted graveside by the Army.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 11 a.m. until the service.
Online condolences may be made at www.ransdellfuneral.com.
Carroll Milton DeCamp, 90, of Hanover, formerly of North Vernon, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.
He was born Nov. 25, 1922, in Indianapolis, to Russell B. and Doris Mildred Carver DeCamp. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to DeKalb, Ill., where he started playing the piano at the age of four. The family moved to Kokomo and he began taking piano lessons. He later taught himself piano, guitar and arranging. The family moved many times before settling on a farm near North Vernon. He attended Vernon High School, and became interested in arranging music and began teaching himself how to do it. His first arrangement was for the Don Phillips Band, a 12-piece band from Seymour, in which he played the piano. He also played the guitar with the Wayne Kellam Band from Edinburgh. He graduated from Vernon High School in 1940 and began working at Arvin Industries in Columbus. He served in the Army from Jan. 11, 1943, to July 19, 1946, serving during World War II, rising to the rank of tech five. He played in the 199th Army Ground Forces Band attached to the XIV Corps Headquarters in the South Pacific. He received many service medals. After his service, he enrolled at the Jordan College of Music in Indianapolis where he studied piano and composition. He started The Carroll DeCamp Trio, and played for the George Willeford Show. He also played for 10 years with the Henry Mancini Orchestra and worked with more than 50 other artists and performers in his 77 years of performing and arranging.
Other groups he arranged music for include the Indianapolis Brass Choir, the Bill Gemmer Band and the Blue Wisp Band in Cincinnati. He also arranged the opening for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Pops Series in the 1970s.
In the 1970s he left Indianapolis to return to North Vernon. He was a member of the former Madison Country Club, the Meridian Hills and Indianapolis Country Club, Madison Elks Lodge 524, the American Federation of Musicians Local 3 and the Christian Science Church in North Vernon. He enjoyed his family and helped raise several of his nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his companion of 39 years, Druzilla "Ziddy" Matthews of Hanover; one stepdaughter, Jenny; three brothers, Richard DeCamp of North Vernon, Curtis DeCamp of Australia and Malcom Ray DeCamp of North Vernon; two sisters, Diane Smith and Joyce Campbell, both of North Vernon; one aunt; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, who died Nov. 23, 1969; his mother, who died May 16, 1997; and one sister, Doris Ann DeCamp, who died Nov. 21, 1933.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Monday from noon until the service. A final salute will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Betty Joy Pernett McVay, 68, of Madison, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.
She was born Dec. 27, 1944, in Indianapolis, to Robert E. and Kathryn N. Joyce Pernett. She attended Central High. She graduated from high school in 1962. She worked at Grote Manufacturing, retiring after more than 25 years of service. She was a member of the Ryker's Ridge Baptist Church. She enjoyed shopping and spending time with her friends, family and her grandchildren.
She is survived by one daughter, Angel Cook of Fort Wayne; one son, Mike McVay of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Vail Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Ryker's Ridge Baptist Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.vailfuneralchapel.com.
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