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February 24, 2011

Charles C. Whitehead
Charles C. Whitehead, 76, of Westport died unexpectedly on Friday, February 11, 2011 at the emergency room of Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
He was born on December 27, 1934 in North Vernon, Indiana to George Dale and Doris Juanita (Taskey) Whitehead.
Charles has been a Westport area resident since 1968. He had retired in 1985 from Cummins Engine Co. after 35 years of service. Following retirement from Cummins he served the Town of Westport as marshal for 10 years. He also was the owner and operator of Westport Locksmith Service.
He graduated from North Vernon High School in 1953. He was a 13 year member of the Westport Community Volunteer Fire Department. He served 5 years as fire chief, 6 years as assistant chief, was a fire and arson investigator and currently served as the vice president on the board of directors.
He also was a fire instructor for Decatur County Fire Academy. Member and past board member of the Westport Area Business Association. He was the coordinator for the Westport Severe Weather operation. He received the Greensburg Area Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award in March 1987. And was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
He retired from the Indiana National Guard in 1986 after 33 years of service. He was a member of Company B, 1st Bn., 151st Infantry, 38th Infantry Division located at Scottsburg and North Vernon. He also retired from the Indiana National Guard Reserves with the rank of Major. He enjoyed golfing, having breakfast and coffee with his buddies at Sue’s, spending time with his family, fishing, roller skating, computer technology and electronics.
He married Patsy R. Gray in North Vernon, Indiana on November 24, 1954. She survives along with his daughters, Rebecca (Robert) Low of Versailles and Roberta (Mark) Taylor of Westport; his brother, George Whitehead, Jr. of Clarksville; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James J. Whitehead and sister, Helen Wilds. In following with his wishes, he will be cremated.
There will be no public visitation and no service. Online condolences can be made to the family at Memorial contributions may be made through the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home to the Westport Volunteer Fire Department, Westport Branch Library or American Diabetes Association.

Janet M. Bowers
Janet M. Bowers, 61, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2011. A memorial service will be held at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home, Westport, at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 25. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until time of service. Burial will take place at a later time. Online condolences can be made to the family at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home, Westport is in charge of arrangements.

Polly E. Clark-Painter

Polly E. Clark-Painter, 50, of Milan, passed away Monday, February 21, 2011 at Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville. Polly was born on October 10, 1960 in Lawrenceburg, the daughter of Jacob Clark and Evelene Fields Clark. On November 27, 1993 she was married to James Painter, who survives.
Survivors include son, Jerry (Loren) Adams of Oxford, OH; three daughters, Angela (John) Amos of Monrovia, Erika Painter, and Alyson Adams both of Milan; three brothers, James Clark and Darryl Clark both of Lawrenceburg; and David (Cindy) Clark of Vevay; one sister and best friend, Pamela (Thomas) Green of Milan; seven grandchildren, Bradley, Sebastian, Kayla, Leland, Kirsten, Anthony, and Izabella.
Mrs. Painter graduated from Lawrenceburg High School in 1978. She coached softball and was a girl scout leader.
Funeral services for Polly will be held Friday, February 25, at 10:30 a.m. at Hope Baptist Church with Pastor Tom Holt officiating. Visitation will be today, Thursday, from 5-8 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at the Greendale Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family to help. Arrangements have been entrusted to Filter- DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro.

February 17, 2011

Shirley M. Elston
Shirley M. Elston, 73, of Canaan, passed away Monday, February 14, 2011. Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, at 11 a.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with burial in the Pleasant Cemetery in Pleasant. Visitation is being held today from 9 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison is in charge of arrangements.

Chester Ray Middleton
Chester Ray Middleton, 64, of Bennington, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2011. Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, at 11 a.m. at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay with burial in the Vevay Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, Vevay, is in charge of arrangements.

Houston Holland
Houston Donald Holland, 84, of Nabb, formerly of Madison and Canaan, died Tuesday, February 15, 2011. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 21. 1 p.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison. Burial will be in the Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Center is in charge of the arrangements.

February 10, 2011

Flo A. Thayer
Flo A. Thayer, 96, of Dillsboro, passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at the Waters of Dillsboro, Ross Manor. She was born January 11, 1915 in Madison the daughter of Vernon Ellsworth Hall and Nellie Land Hall. She married James Oliver Thayer on August 22, 1933 and he preceded her in death in 1985.
Survivors include four children, Charles (Sandra) Thayer of Aurora, Delmer (Jeanette) Thayer of Lawrenceburg, Audrey (Earl) Teaney of Aurora, Vivian (Larry) Elder of Dillsboro; 14 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 11 great great grandchildren; two sisters, Nedra King and Elizabeth Pauline Ramey. Her daughter, Nedra Laverne Thayer; two grandsons, James Thayer and Harold Teaney; four brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Mrs. Thayer was a member of the Dillsboro United Methodist Church and worked several jobs in the area. She worked at the restaurant at Lake Dilldear, Leintz Food Market, Jewitt Dry Goods, and Maple Leaf Restaurant. She also worked at the pharmacy under three different pharmacists.
Funeral services will be held Monday, February 14 at 11 a.m. at the Filter-DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro. Burial will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may meet her family at the funeral home on Monday, February 14 from 9-11 a.m.
Memorials may be given in her memory to Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro.

Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly, 67, of Milan, passed away Saturday, February 5, 2011 at his residence. He was born September 19, 1943 in Milan, the son of William Kelly and Mildred (McKittrick) Kelly Nocks.
He is survived by brother, David Kelly of Milan; sisters, Susie Williamson of Milan, Darlene Grace of Aurora, Nancy Hershman of Milan, Brenda Mowrer of Indianapolis and several nephews, nieces and cousins. A brother Paul (Tug) Schuck preceded him in death.
Mr. Kelly was a US Army veteran having served two terms in Vietnam. He was a member of the Milan American Legion Post #235 and was a retired employee of Seagram’s Distillery.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan is entrusted with the arrangements.

Cinda "Rita" Roy Mulford
Cinda "Rita" Roy Mulford, 61, of Fort Worth, Texas, died Thursday, February 3, 2011 in Fort Worth.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 12 at Harvest Baptist Church in North Vernon with Ceburn Tyler officiating.
Memorials may be given to the Harvest Baptist Church, 163 E. Walnut Street, North Vernon.


February 3, 2011

Bradley Louis Zimmermann
Bradley Louis Zimmermann, 46, of Madison, passed away Monday, January 31, 2011, at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. He was born on March 31, 1964 in Cincinnati, OH, the son of LeRoy and Margaret (Laub) Zimmermann.
Survivors include father, LeRoy and stepmother Eleanor Zimmermann of Milan; mother, Margaret Todd of Harrison, OH; brother, Barton Zimmermann of Harrison, OH; sister, Kelly (Roger) Head of Moores Hill; companion, Caroline Norman of Milan; and two nephews and one niece.
Bradley worked as a welder for Armour Steel Company of Mason, Ohio.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, February 6, at 3 p.m. at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, with Father Frank Eckstein officiating. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the St. Judes Children’s Hospital. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, is entrusted with arrangements.

Charles Allen Johnson
Charles Allen Johnson, 84, of Madison, passed away Monday, January 31, 2011. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 5, at 2 p.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison. Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Visitation will be Friday, from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, from 1 p.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, is in charge of arrangements.