Castel Black

Castel “Robert” Black, 90, died March 8, 2019, at Jewel Place in Madison.

He was born Jan. 8, 1929, the youngest child of Castel and Verna Black. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Hanover High School in 1947, where he lettered in basketball. He served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1954, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant and deploying to Japan during the Korean War. He settled in Greenwood and lived there for 36 years. He made his living selling cars, first at Kelly Chevrolet and later as an independent car dealer. He was a member of Greenwood Masonic Lodge No. 514, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Murat Shrine, and Greenwood Order of the Eastern Star No. 390.

He and his wife later toured the country in an RV and lived in San Diego, California, and Hillsboro, Oregon, before returning to Hanover in 2015.

He is survived by a daughter Kathy Black of Albuquerque, New Mexico; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Warman Black; his parents, and two sisters Ethel Mary Black Heckman and Ruby Black Jones.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, on Madison’s hilltop with interment to follow in Sharon Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2019, and from 12 p.m. until the time of service.

Dustin Payne

Dustin Barrachias Payne, 33, of Scipio, Indiana, died at 9:40 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was born October 24, 1985, in Columbus to Gerald Payne and Sharon Hamilton.

He worked as an operator for Dave O’Mara Contractors for 14 years and enjoyed fishing, hunting, being outdoors, farming and pouring concrete.

He is survived by his parents, both of Seymour, Indiana; the mother of his children, Kayla Lamb, of Seymour; one son, Noah Payne, of Seymour; three daughters, Shelby Payne, Grace Payne and Loralei Payne, all of Seymour; two sisters, Patricia Baker of Seymour and Sarah Payne of North Vernon; aunts, uncles and several other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Family and Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, March 15, 2019, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will be in the Scipio Cemetery in Scipio.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home for a Trust account for his Children.

Albert Powers

Albert Owen “Buster” Powers Sr., 90, of Vevay, Indiana, died Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.

He was born Dec. 21, 1928, in Rising Sun, Indiana, to Carl and Beulah Wainscott Powers. He was raised in Dearborn, Ohio. and Switzerland County, Indiana. and attended school in Rising Sun. He was inducted into the United States Army on April 30, 1951, in Indianapolis, and served during the Korean War. He received the Korean Service Medal with three bronze service stars, United National Service Medal for Korea and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Private First Class on Jan. 29, 1953, in Fort Riley, Kansas. He was employed by General Motors in Norwood, Ohio, and retired in 1989, after 23 1/2 years of service. He farmed all of his life in Vevay, where he raised tobacco and milked cows. He was a member of the National Farmers Organization, National Rifle Association and the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765. He was a lifetime member of the Vevay VFW Post #5396. He was a member of the Markland Baptist Church and later attended Long Run Baptist Church. He later moved his membership to Riverview Baptist Church then to Switzerland Baptist Church and later back to Riverview Baptist Church. He enjoyed traveling, deer hunting, fishing, being outdoors and playing his jaw harp. He loved flying and took flying lessons and received his learners permit.

He is survived by a daughter, Dianna Powers of Markland, Indiana; four sons, Albert O. Powers Jr. Vevay, Dennis Powers of Bloomington, Indiana, Mark Powers of Madison, and Michael Powers of Moorefield, Indiana; two sisters, Lulu Belle Thomas of Patriot, Indiana, and Ruby Delores Rowlett of Madison; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; three step-great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jerrie A. Scranton Powers; his parents; two brothers, Carl William and Omer Stewart Powers; a sister, Georgia Marie Powell-McDole; a granddaughter and a step-grandson.

Funeral services will be Sunday, March 17, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, in Vevay.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison. Full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hebron Baptist Church in Madison, Indiana or Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at