James Vernon “Jim” Bladen, 77, of Indianapolis, formerly of Vevay, Indiana, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at the Washington Healthcare Center in Indianapolis.
He was born May 20, 1942, in Madison, Indiana, to Harvey Edward Bladen Sr. and Julia May Jones Bladen. He grew up in Switzerland County, Indiana, and was a 1960 graduate of Vevay High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Navy March 15, 1962, in Vevay and served in the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Aviation Maintenance Administration Man Third Class March 11, 1965, in Norfolk, Virginia. He married Lelia Mae “Lillian” Brown in 1984 and they shared 18 years until she died in 2002. He later married the Cynthia Druann “Cindy” Sprague and they shared five years until her death in 2011. In 2016 he married Pamela Sue Faulk. He owned and operated Bladen’s Concrete in Vevay, Indiana. He was employed by the Switzerland County Economic Development Corporation in Vevay for several years and was an electrician. He also worked for the Jefferson Proving Ground in Madison. He lived in the Switzerland County community all of his life until moving to the Indianapolis community for two years where he remained until his death. He was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 where he served on the Honor Guard. He was also a member of the Switzerland Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, farming, playing euchre at the Vevay American Legion and VFW and was always a handyman.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Sue Faulk Bladen of Indianapolis; one brother, Steve “Bear” Bladen of Vevay; his best friends, Jim and Joan Barry of Vevay, and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first and second wives; two brothers, Harvey Edward “Bud” Bladen Jr., and Donald Augustus Bladen; and four sisters, Arvenia Whiteford, Oleta Jane “Janie” Kimmons, Addie Wilena Stewart, and Wanda JoAnn Chipman.
Switzerland Masonic Lodge No. 122 F&AM, Vevay American Legion Post No. 185 & Vevay VFW Post No. 5396 will conduct services Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at 1 p.m., at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Interment will follow a later date in the Vevay Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vevay American Legion Post No. 185, Vevay VFW Post No. 5396 or Switzerland Masonic Lodge No. 122 F&AM. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com
Orithia Tandy Williams Hamilton, 91, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.
She was born Jan. 14, 1929, in Owen County, Kentucky, to R. Orville and Mary Loucretia Smith Williams. She was a long-time member of Dallasburg Baptist Church in Wheatley, Kentucky, where she sang in the choir, served on many church committees and taught Sunday school for many years. She was an avid fisherman and loved raising a vegetable garden. She farmed, was a retired cashier from Parkview Supermarket in Carrollton, Kentucky, and a graduate of Spencerian Business College in Louisville.
Survivors include a daughter, Rena H. Kendall of Wheatley; three sons, Daniel Glenn Hamilton of Cold Springs, Kentucky, and David Dwain Hamilton and Dwight Douglas Hamilton, both of Wheatley; and seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Arthur Hamilton; four sisters Ida Katherine Helm, Mary Lou Hall, Nancy Carol Perkins and an infant sister; and three brothers, Ralph Herndon Williams, Ray Edward Williams and R.O. “Rody” Williams.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at the Dallasburg Baptist Church. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, and noon until time of service Friday at the church. Burial will be in the Dallasburg-Wheatley Cemetery.
Memorial Gifts may take the form of contributions to Dallasburg Baptist Church or The Wheatley Community Center in care of Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton.
Online condolences, www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com
Beverly Diane Hamilton Humphrey, 69, of Indianapolis, formerly of Madison, Indiana, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.
Theresa “Kay” Earls Marlman, 67, of Bennington, Indiana, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 25, 1952, in Madison, Indiana, to Charles A. and Erma R. Dilts Earls. She grew up in Switzerland County, Indiana, and was a 1970 graduate of Switzerland County High School. She was employed as a dealer and floor supervisor for Belterra Casino Resort in Florence, Indiana, for 13 years. She was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post No. 185 Ladies Auxiliary. She attended the Bennington United Methodist Church and was a lifelong resident of the Switzerland County community. She enjoyed gardening, doing her nails, gambling and her dogs. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by two daughters, Angela Craddock of Ghent, Kentucky, and Jenny Hankins of Vevay, Indiana; two sisters, Connie Knotts and Sharrie Earls, both of Madison, Indiana; one brother, Walter “Bubby” Earls of Aberdeen, Indiana, four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Barry Wayne Marlman, and a sister, Charlene A. Earls.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery in Vevay. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at the funeral home. Vevay American Legion Post No. 185 Ladies Auxiliary will conduct services at 7:30 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com
William J. “Bill” Mayberry, 92, of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.
Ruby Monroe, 59, of Lexington, Indiana, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at her residence in Lexington.
She was born June 23, 1960, in Paragould, Arkansas, to Boyd Monroe and Reba D. Caldwell. She was a member of Scaffold Lick Baptist Church in Blocher, Indiana, where she was a part of the Women Mission Circle. She was also a member of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Madison and an organization that provided scholarships for students and Christmas for families at Southwestern Jefferson County Consolidated Schools. She enjoyed dancing, crocheting, sewing, making pot holders, coloring, watching old movies, princess movies and holding and playing with her babies. She also enjoyed putt-putt golf, camping, fishing, bowling, attending Elvis shows with her friend, Travis Albertson, and watching sports games and spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include her mother, Reba Caldwell of Hanover, Indiana; two sisters: April Beavers of Lexington and Christian Smith of Hanover; one brother, Parrish Monroe of Cottondale, Florida; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her father; maternal grandparents Daisy and George Caldwell; and paternal grandparents, Eva and Boyd Monroe Sr.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, on Madison’s hilltop with interment to follow in Hanover Cemetery in Hanover. Friends and family may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of service Thursday.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Spina Bifida Association, National Brain Injury Association of America or Gideon International. Contributions may be made at the funeral home or at lytlewelty.com
Robert Harold “Bobby” Smith, 69, of Madison, Indiana, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at his home in Madison.
He was born Nov. 23, 1950, in Madison, Indiana, to Robert E. and Mary Louise “Mary Lou” Bennett Smith. He lived all of his life in Madison and was raised and a member of the First Christian Church in downtown Madison. He was a 1969 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society. He earned two engineering degrees at Purdue University and retired from River Valley Resources in Madison where he worked as a case worker. He enjoyed watching sports — especially NFL football and basketball — and believed in exercising daily. He enjoyed his computer and was a devoted dad and brother.
Survivors include a daughter, Katrina Pease of Harrah, Oklahoma; two sisters, Marcy Napier of Lexington, Indiana and Kathy Sizemore of Madison; three brothers, Ronald W. Smith and John C. Smith, both of Madison, and Wilbur G. Smith of Shelbyville, Kentucky; and two grandchildren, four great grandchildren; two aunts, an uncle, 21 nieces and nephews; 30 great nieces and great nephews, and several cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a niece and two nephews.
Funeral service is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lancaster Baptist Church or the American Diabetes Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Arley Joe Stodghill, 82, of Lexington, Indiana, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
He was born Sept. 18, 1937, in Scott County, Indiana, to Forrest Freeman and Edna L. Hay Stodghill. He lived most of his life in Jefferson County and was a 1955 graduate of Hanover High School where he played basketball and wore the No. 34 on his jersey. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged from the reserves. He worked for more than 20 years at Robus Leather Products in Madison until he retired in 1995. He worked earlier in life for Rotary Lift and American Can. He farmed all of his life and raised beef cattle. In his later years he enjoyed adult coloring books filling more than 30 of them, and watching basketball and football. He was a devoted husband and loving pop and poppop.
He is survived by his wife, Sue McDonley Stodghill of Lexington, Indiana; two daughters, Teresa Jo Smith of Lexington, Indiana, and Sandy Stodghill-Risk of Lexington, Indiana; his beloved grandson, Zach Smith of Lexington, Indiana, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and by one brother, Marvin Stodghill, and one sister, Marjorie Mundt.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at 7 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre – Hanover Chapel in Hanover. Interment will follow at a later date in the Mt. Zion Cemetery near Paynesville, Indiana.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral chapel in Hanover.
A final salute and military honors will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral chapel by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.