Norma Brown

Norma Lee Lockridge Brown, 79, of Vevay died Sunday, April 7, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital.

She was born April 4, 1940, in Versailles, to Roy Roosevelt and Julia Edmona Reynolds Lockridge. She was raised in Versailles, where she was a 1958 graduate of Versailles High School. She worked for the RCA Plant in Indianapolis, retiring after 30 years of service. She also worked as a security officer for Indianapolis International Airport for several years and for the Indianapolis Indians ballgames for several years. She was a member of the Indianapolis Moose Lodge #17 and the Indianapolis American Legion. She attended Brooksburg Baptist Church in Brooksburg, Indiana. She lived in the Switzerland County community for the past 10 years. She will be remembered for her love of fishing.

She is survived by one son, Walter Lee Foster of Madison; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Dorothy Louise Furnish; one brother, Walter Lockridge; her half-sister, Margaret Clayton; and one niece.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will follow in Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Activities Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at haskellandmorrison.com

William May

William Earl May, 83, of Rexville, Indiana, died Saturday, April 6, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born April 13, 1935, near Benham, to William and Alta Tunks May. He worked for 39 years at Bohn Aluminum in Greensburg, Indiana, where he was in machine set-up, retiring in 1995. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, fishing, woodworking, making cornhole games, gardening and helping others. He was a 71-year member of Shelby Christian Church and had served as a deacon for 55 years. He had spent the last several years serving as the sexton for the Shelby Cemetery and had mowed the cemetery for 13 years.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Wright; two daughters, Deborah Mercer of Jamestown, Indiana, and Janet Linkmeyer of Friendship, Indiana; one sister, Lora Swinney of North Vernon, Indiana; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Stanley, Leroy, Russell and Estol May; and two sisters, Lila Zeigler and Evelyn Meek.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Shelby Christian Church in Versailles. Burial will follow Grandview Memorial Garden near Madison.

Visitation will be at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles Tuesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and at the church Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Shelby Christian Church Building Fund or the Shelby Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

James Stevenson

James Daryl “Jamie” Stevenson, 60, of Moorefield, Indiana, died Sunday, April 7, 2019, at his mother’s home.

He was born June 21, 1958, in Milan, Indiana, to James William “J.B” Stevenson and Marietta Ruth Chase Crandell. He was raised in Ripley County, Indiana, and later moved to Switzerland County in 1972. He was a 1976 graduate of Switzerland County High School and received a bachelor’s degree in art and speech from University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky. He worked as a truck driver for Gas Tech in Madison for a few years and helped on the Crandell family farm in Moorefield, Indiana, for several years. He was a member of Long Run Baptist Church in Moorefield. He will be rememebered for his love of painting and drawing and was an accomplished artist, painter and actor.

He is survived by one daughter, Mary Danielle Buxton of Madison; his mother; one sister, Connie Purdum of Arvada, Colorado; one brother, Gwenn Dale Stevenson of Munfordville, Kentucky; one stepsister, Bonnie Colen of Canaan, Indiana; one stepbrother, Denny Crandell of Moorefield, Indiana; one half-brother, William Clay Stevenson of Milroy, Indiana; two grandchildren; and several other nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father; his stepfather, Robert L. Crandell; and his cousin and best friend, Jack Lee Chase.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, Indiana. Burial will follow in Vevay Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Long Run Baptist Church or Keeping Pace Cancer Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at haskellandmorrison.com

William Watts

William B. Watts, 82, of Allen’s Crossing near Osgood, died Friday, April 5, 2019, at his home.

He was born Feb. 9, 1937, at Hallie in Letcher County, Kentucky, to Pearl and Cinda Smith Watts. He worked 40 years at Reliance Electric in Madison, where he worked as a tow motor operator, retiring in 1997. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and tending to his dogs, guineas and chickens. He is survived by three daughters, Phyllis Watts and Lisa Johnson, both of Norwood, Ohio, and Billie Watts of Madison; one stepdaughter, Kathy Riley of Napoleon, Indiana; six sisters, Sue Gross of Florence, Kentucky, Sharon Back of Canaan, Indiana, Juanita Adams of Shelbyville, Indiana, Christina Wooten of Kentucky, Velma Hamilton of Moorhead, Kentucky, and Glenna Sunn of LaPorte; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty DeBurger Watts; one son, Randy; one daughter, Brenda; his parents; six brothers, Fred, Pearl Jr., Jay, Dee Lawrence, Billie and Bub; and three sisters, Virgie Whitaker, Effie Campbell and Emma Jean Leach.

Funeral services will be at noon Tuesday at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles, Indiana. Burial will follow in Shelby Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Jefferson County Humane Society or the Shelby Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

Everett Wood

A. Everett Wood, 98, of Cross Plains, Indiana, died Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at his home.

He was born Feb. 16, 1921, at Lexie in Wolfe County, Kentucky, to Alfred and Martha Napier Wood. He was an Army Veteran of WWII who served with Company A of the 108th Infantry Division. He established A.E. Wood Excavating in 1954 and for several years operated heavy equipment. In 1970, he purchased the Versailles Implement Co. and began Wood Farm and Industrial Supply in Versailles, retiring in 2006. He was also a farmer and worked with his family on the farm well past his 96th birthday. He received his pilot’s license in 1964 and maintained landing strips at home as well as at his machinery dealership in Versailles. He was a strong advocate of education and served several years as Brown Township trustee as well as on the Brown Township School Board. He assisted in the building of the Cross Plains Elementary School and the South Ripley High School. The greatest priority in his life was sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. The many hours he spent reading the Bible were reflected in the way he lived. He was a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship, Indiana, since 1950, where for many years he served as a deacon, trustee and Sunday school teacher. He was also a member of the Versailles Masonic Lodge and the Brown Township American Legion.

He is survived by two sons, Ralph Wood and Robert Wood, both of Versailles; one daughter, Carol Berry of Versailles; one sister, Irene Scudder of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrle Hankins; his parents; two brothers, James and Henry Wood; six sisters, Daisy Tyra, Adah Jane Tyra, Elizabeth Wood, Nanie Mae Whisman, Virginia Nickell and Leona Whisman; and one granddaughter.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship. Burial will follow in Cross Plains Methodist Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Brown Township American Legion.

Visitation will be at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles Sunday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m and at the church Monday from 10 a.m. until the service.

The Versailles Masonic Lodge will conduct a Masonic service at the funeral home Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to CEF (Good News Clubs) in care of the funeral home.