William Hankins

William E. Hankins, 76, of Cross Plains died Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville.

He was born on Hicks Ridge near Canaan in Jefferson County Sept. 30, 1942, to William H. and Lillian Shook Hankins. He was a 1961 graduate of Cross Plains High School where he participated in the FFA and played basketball for the Wildcats. From June 1964 until March 1970, he served his country in the 375th Chemical Company of the U.S. Army Air Reserves. His working career spanned several decades including jobs at the Madison State Hospital, Conn Organ in Madison, the Campbell Hausfeld Foundry in Harrison, Ohio, and Grote Industries in Madison, from which he retired in 2005 after 14 years. He also enjoyed working on his farm where he raised hay and tobacco. He was known in the community as an honorable man and a good neighbor. He was a member and Elder in the Jefferson Presbyterian Church near Canaan and was also an active member and former Master of the Versailles Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Smith; two sons Michael Hankins of Westfield and Mark Hankins of Canaan; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Marvin, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery near Cross Plains with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion.

Visitation will be Friday, May 31, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Versailles Masonic Lodge services at 7:45 p.m.

Memorials may be given to the Salem Cemetery, Versailles Masonic Lodge, or Jefferson Presbyterian Church in care of the funeral home.

James Pompa

James Ray “Jim” Pompa, 84, of Lamb, Indiana, died Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 20, 1934, in Muncie, Indiana, to Angelo Raphael “Ray” and Gladys May Benbow Pompa. He grew up in Muncie where he was a 1952 graduate of Muncie Central High School. He completed a four-year apprenticeship to become a journeyman electrician and worked as a journeyman electrician for Local Union #855 in Muncie for 11 years. He was employed in 1964 for General Motors Chevy Plant in Muncie and retired as senior engineer after 22 1/2 years. He had lived in the Vevay community since 1997 and attended Union Baptist Church in Lamb. He will be remembered for his love of flying, boating and motorcycles.

He is survived by his wife, Ella Jane “EJ” Simpson, two daughters, Debbie Coers of Muncie and Peggy Fisher of Eaton, Indiana; one son, Joe Pompa of Rose Hill, Kansas; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and his niece and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Peggy Lane, and a nephew.

Funeral services will be Sunday, June 2, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, Indiana.

Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Baptist Church or the Women’s Giving Circle c/o CFSCI. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com

Paula Smith

Paula J. Smith, 75, of Nabb, Indiana, died Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Norton Women & Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

She was born Feb. 3, 1944, in Scottsburg, Indiana, to Paul Joseph Dixon and Janie B. Bowling Dixon. She had worked as a housekeeper at the old Englishton Park in Lexington, Indiana, and as a cook at the Phi Mu sorority at Hanover College. She was a member of Paynesville Christian Church, the Lexington Historical Society, Scott County O.E.S. Chapter # 107 and the Moose Family Center # 2324 in Scottsburg. She loved the outdoors and especially mowing and working in the garden.

She is survived by four daughters, Beverly Nichols of Columbus, Indiana, Teresa Just of Austin, Indiana, Donna Whicker of Lexington, Indiana, and Diana Gray of Milton, Kentucky; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald A. Smith; her parents; one brother, Fred Eugene Dixon, and one sister, Sue Webster.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Monday after 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations in memory of Paula to Paynesville Christian Church in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at collinsfuneralhome.net