Obituaries - February 4, 2013
Monday, February 04, 2013 10:00 AM
Jackie Lee "Jack" Adkins, 59, of Patriot, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at his residence.
He was born June 16, 1953, in Winchester, Ohio, the son of George Walter and Mary Alice Wright Adkins. He was raised in Winchester, Ohio and was a 1972 graduate of William Henry Harrison High School in Harrison, Ohio. He was a machinist at Wagstaff in Hebron, Ky., for six years
He is survived by his wife, Connie Sue Konradi Adkins, whom he married March 15, 1975; one son, Jackie Lee Adkins Jr. of East Enterprise; two daughters, Kelly Jo Roark of East Enterprise and Shawna Marie Abplanalp of Florence; two sisters, Eleanor Garrison of Wincehster, Ohio and Marie Patrick of Dayton, Ohio; three brothers, George Adkins of Patriot, John Adkins of Bright and Homer Adkins; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Juanita Bartaball and Mary Hopewell; and two brothers, Carl Adkins and Harry Adkins.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery in East Enterprise.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Dearborn County or the Patriot Fire Department. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolenes can be sent at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Lucille Gwinn Browne, 87, of Madison, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 28, 1925, in Middletown, the daughter of G.S. and Eva Ritchie Gwinn. She spent her early life in Middletown and was a 1944 graduate of Madison High School. She was united in marriage to George Thompson. She earned a bachelor's degree in education and music in 1948 from Hanover College. While at Hanover College, she was a member of the Phi Mu Sorority. She was united in marriage to Charles W. Browne. She earned a master's degree in education from Indiana University in 1959. She began a career in education teaching for three years at Lydia Middleton Elementary School. She then taught third grade at Austin Elementary School for 35 years. She taught for four years at Scottsburg Elementary and retired with 42 years of service in education. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Madison for 76 years and was baptized in 1936. She served as the organist for the church for 35 years and taught Sunday school and vacation Bible school and had also served as pianist. She enjoyed teaching the children's choir and the bell choir. She served as a deaconess, on the church worship committee and as church historian for many years. She was a member of the Martha Sanderson Circle at the church and had served as president of the organization. She enjoyed her grandchildren, daily word searches and crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed collecting Santa Claus figurines. She was a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association, the Madison Teachers Sorority and the National Education Association.
She is survived by one son, Steve Thompson of Denver, Colo.; two daughters, Debbie Browne and Suzanne Browne, both of Madison; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Browne, whom she married Jan. 21, 1954, and who died March 24, 1979; her parents; and one sister, Phyllis J. Bircher, who died Aug. 15, 2011.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church of Madison. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.
Friends may call at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the First Christian Church of Madison. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
William Henry "Bill" Cord, 93, of Vevay, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.
Elizabeth Higdon, 91, of Madison, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at University Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
She was born Nov. 19, 1921, in Boonville, Ky., the daughter of Arch Barrett and Lucinda Lynch. She retired from Grote Manufacturing and then worked as an inserter for the Madison Courier. She was a member of Calvary Wesleyan Church. She was a member of the Garden Club and worked with Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed traveling in the United States and overseas.
She is survived by one daughter, Beverly Lynn Carter of Hanover; five step daughters, Mary Ann Shepherd of Scottsburg, Bonnie Gates of Lexington, Faye Reed of Madison, Joyce Hoard of Scottsburg and Patty Bressler of Nabb; three step sons, Joe Higdon of Deputy and Bill Higdon and James Higdon, both of Scottsburg; 12 step grandchildren; 12 step great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bernard Mathews; her second husband, Jessie A. Higdon; her parents; six sisters, Florie Gilbert, Rettie Coomer, Lori Campbell, Ollie Coomer, Louise Stockdale and an infant sister; five brothers, Chester Barrett, Robert Barrett, Willie Barrett, Oscar Barrett and Harrison Barrett; and one granddaughter.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Vail-Holt Funeral and Cremation Service. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Tiffany Lee Carter Scholarship Fund or the Calvary Wesleyan Church. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.vailholtfuneralhome.com.
This is a corrected version of an obituary published Saturday. It adds a granddaughter who preceded her in death to provided information.
Dora Belle Jackson Noel, 89, of LaGrange, Ky., died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange, Ky.
She was born Feb. 24, 1923, in Trimble County, Ky., the daughter of Lucian A. and Minnie Jane Hiles Jackson. She was a member of the LaGrange Christian Church. She enjoyed sewing, often making her own clothing. She also enjoyed crocheting, crafts and cooking.
She is survived by one daughter, Emma J. Barmblett of Pendleton, Ky.; one son, Douglas W. Noel of LaGrange, Ky.; one brother, William Owen Jackson of New Castle, Ky.,; two sisters, Dorothy Leatherman of Louisville, Ky. and Betty Jean Wagner of Hanover; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, George Jackson; and two sisters, Virginia Beckley and Lena Welch.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Ky. Burial will be in Bedford Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service.
Online condolences may be made at www.ransdellfuneral.com.
Jerry Ronald Wiggam, 80, of New Washington, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Hillcrest Village in Jeffersonville.
He was born July 5, 1932, in Madison, the son of Charles and Orvia Stodghill Wiggam. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a retired driver for the Nachand Beverage Company in Jeffersonville and a former tobacco farmer. He was a member of the New Washington Christian Church, Charlestown Post 335 of the American Legion. He was also a past democratic precinct committee member.
He is survived by his wife, Audrey Tucker Wiggam; three sons, Dwight Wiggam of Dublin, Ohio, Duane Wiggam of New Washington and Derwin Wiggam of Louisville, Ky.; two brothers, Norman Wiggam and Larry Wiggam, both of New Washington; one sister, Audrey Richards of Nabb; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the service.
Online condolences can be sent at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.