Richard Green

Richard L. Green, 68, of Vevay, Indiana, died Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay. Arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay,

Mariam Hammond

Mariam Ellis Hammond, 83, of Indianapolis and formerly of Vevay, Indiana, died Monday, June 29, 2020, at the Aspen Trace in Greenwood, Indiana.

She was born June 16, 1937, in Switzerland County, Indiana, to Wilbur and Beatrice Lillian Waller Ellis. She was raised in Aberdeen, Indiana, and attended school in Florence, Indiana. She was employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay for 43 years until it closed in 2000. She was also an employ of the Vevay IGA and Vevay Super Value for several years and as a greeter for Walmart in Aurora, Indiana, for several years. She attended Fairview Baptist Church and Concord Community Church, was a member of the Switzerland County Historical Society, Youth Board of Ohio County for five years and the Ohio County 4-H Fair Board for 10 years. She enjoyed going to craft shows on the weekends for more than 20 years in Indianapolis.

Survivors include her daughters, Sharon Kidwell of Indianapolis and Karen Peters of Seymour, Indiana; a sister, Wilma “Jeannie” Hammond of Aberdeen; and two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Opal Lucille Ellis Scott and Eleanor C. Stephenson.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 3, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery there. Friends may call from noon until the time of services Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Historical Society. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at

Bud Lawler

Otis Daryl “Bud” Lawler, 87, of Joshua, Texas, died Sunday, June 7, 2020, there.

He was born June 28, 1932, in Hanover, Indiana, to Grace Hoard Lawler and Otis Cleveland Lawler, and raised in the Hanover-Madison area. He married Carolyn Lucas Lawler in 1957 and they had three sons. He was a U.S. military veteran of 25 years, first joining the U.S. Navy, then transferring to the U.S. Air Force where he retired in Fort Worth, Texas, as a Senior Master Sergeant (E-8). Following service he worked for General Dynamics/Lockheed in Fort Worth. After his final retirement he and his wife moved to the country near Joshua. A few years earlier a cousin from Jeffersonville, Indiana, shared how he had moved a house that he had bought to live in, so inspired by that story he bought a house and moved it to their 1.5 acre property in Joshua. He enjoyed fishing, playing dominoes and watching old TV Westerns, the NBA Dallas Mavericks and the NFL Dallas Cowboys.

Survivors include his sons, Ricky Lee Lawler of Joshua, Larry M. Lawler of Woodbury, Minnesota, and Gary N. Lawler of Burleson, Texas; and four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Leila Lawler Thornton.

Funeral services and internment were at Laurel Land Funeral Home & Memorial Park in Fort Worth on June 11.

Ken Massey

Mitchell Kenneth “Ken” Massey, 92, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Sunday, June 28, 2020.

He was born on May 23, 1928, the fourth of nine children to John and Juil Flener Massey of Holder, Illinois. The family moved to Somerset, Kentucky, when he was 3 years old. He married Patsy Jean Knigga on March 21, 1954 in the Ghent Baptist Church and they had three children. He was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, served as director of music and education at churches in Hickory, North Carolina, Corbin, Princeton and Harlan in Kentucky and Belleville, Illinois.

When his mother-in-law’s health declined he resigned from church work in 1969 and moved to Ghent to take a position as a teacher in the Carroll County School System where he taught for 20 years. Many of his students remember him for his creative science lessons and fairness to all. He held several leadership positions in the Ghent Baptist Church and the Whites Run Baptist Association, including many years in charge of the campground ministry at General Butler State Park. He was also active in The Gideons International, and participated in the racetrack ministries program. He was a piano tuner in the area for 30 years in January of 1997 had the opportunity to tune and repair pianos for churches and missionaries in Honduras.

After retirement, he and his wife spent their time visiting their children and grandchildren and traveling to all 50 United States and several Canadian Provinces. His wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in the early 2000s, and broke her hip in 2008, and he visited her every day at the nursing home until her death in 2016.

Survivors include his three children, Diane Coombs of Asheville, North Carolina, Michael Massey of Cincinnati and Karen McMillan of Lillington, North Carolina; two brothers, Steve and Nick Massey and one sister, Margaret Holt, all of Somerset; and six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his his parents, his wife and four brothers, John, George, Jake, and Joe, and one sister, Mary.

Funeral services will be private.

There will be a “drive through” visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, where visitors may drive through the parking lot and greet family members from their vehicles.

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Kenny McKinley

Kenneth Earl “Kenny” McKinley, 80, of Hanover, Indiana, died Monday, June 29, 2020, at his home in Hanover.

He was born Aug. 8, 1939 in Clay, Kentucky, to Edward Loyd and Mayme Tapp McKinley. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Clay High School. He moved to Madison at age 20 and married Eva Diane Scott in 1961 and they had two sons. He worked early in life in construction in Clay and Louisville. He retired from Grote Industries after 42 1/2 years as a mold setter and held membership in the Grote Quarter of the Century Club. He enjoyed guns, knives, bird watching — especially hummingbirds — playing golf, hunting Indian relics — especially arrowheads — fishing, hunting and the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Eva Diane Scott McKinley, of Hanover; his sons, Kevin McKinley of Hanover and Michael Wayne McKinley of Milton, Kentucky; a brother, Douglas McKinley of Dixon, Kentucky; and seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Malcohm McKinley, William Ed McKinley and E.L. McKinley Jr., and his sisters, June Stewart and Wanda Wilson.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, July 3, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Brooksburg Cemetery in Brooksburg, Indiana. Friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences,