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Area Deaths

Friday, October 29, 2004

Alfred M. Schwinghammer

Alfred M. Schwinghammer, 71, of Linton, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, October 26, 2004 at his residence in Linton.

Born November 25, 1932 in Dubois County, he was the son of James "Jake" and Dorothea (Heilers) Schwinghammer. He married Mary (Wood) Schwinghammer on September 29, 1956.

Alfred retired under SBC after working 38 years as an electronic switching technician. He attended Linton First Baptist Church, was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was a member of American Legion Post #22.

Survivors include: his wife Mary (Wood) Schwinghammer of Linton; a son Terry K. Schwinghammer of Indianapolis; a daughter Susan and her husband Mark Martin of Brownsburg; a brother Wilfred "Butch" and his wife Betty Schwinghammer of Ferdinand; two sisters, Mary Stidham of Tacoma, Wash., and Viola Seidl of Huntingburg; a granddaughter Jenna Martin of Brownsburg; former sister-in-law and good friend Jo and her husband George Lewallen of Huntingburg; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother John Schwinghammer, and a sister Eleanor Mitchell.

Memorial services will be conducted at Linton First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 6, with Rev. David Tyra officiating.

The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Greene County Hospice, Linton First Baptist Church, or Gideons through the funeral home.

Welch & Cornett Funeral Home Linton Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Kermit Wayne Herndon

Kermit Wayne Herndon, 83, of Dugger, passed away at 2:18 a.m. Friday, October 29, 2004 at Sullivan County Community Hospital.

Born October 15, 1921, he was the son of Fred and Hazel (Lambert) Herndon.

Kermit was a WWII veteran. He retired from Amax Coal Co., and was a member of the Dugger Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include: a daughter Brenda J. Smith of Dugger; a sister Iris Hiatt of Plainfield; one grandson Chad M. Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Alice E. Arnold Herndon, who passed away in 1995, also one son Brent Herndon, who passed away in 1994, and a sister Phyllis Smith.

Funeral services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Newkirk's Funeral Home in Dugger. Burial will be in the Dugger Cemetery with graveside rites by the Dugger American Legion.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday and before services on Monday. Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Ovid V. Herold

Ovid V. Herold, 89, of Switz City, passed away at 5:25 p.m. Thursday, October 28, 2004, at the Glenburn Home in Linton.

Born July 29, 1915 in Switz City, he was the son of Stanley J. and Josie (Snyder) Herold. He had been married to Elizabeth E. Herold, who passed away November 4, 2003.

Ovid was a 1933 graduate of Switz City High School. He worked as a self-employed farmer, drove a school bus for several years, and served as the Grant Township Trustee. He was a member of the Switz City Christian Church.

Survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law Stanley and Betty Herold of Bloomfield; a daughter and son-in-law Hazel and Joe Beatty of Linton; four grandchildren, Debra Stahl and Lisa Krueger of Worthington, Rod Beatty of Worthington and Rene Welch of Jasonville; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Elizabeth E. Herold, and two sisters, Geneva Scott and Goldia Calvert.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Welch & Cornett Funeral Home Linton Chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday with Pastor Dan Holtsclaw officiating. Burial will follow at the Switz City Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday and after 1 p.m. until the time of services on Sunday.

Roy A. Boyles

Roy A. Boyles, 84, of Linton, passed away Thursday afternoon, October 28, 2004, at his daughter's residence in Conehatta, Mississippi.

Born May 19, 1920 in Hayworth, Ill., he was the son of William and Cora (Jewell) Boyles.

Roy was a 1940 graduate of Linton-Stockton High School. He retired as a MSgt in the United States Air Force and as a Federal Civil Servant. He was an Air Force veteran of WWII, a member of American Legion Post #22 of Linton and a past member of the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include: a daughter Peggy and her husband Tom Edwards of Conehatta, Miss.; a son Dennis and his wife Vicky Boyles of Tucson, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Ryan, Scott and Kevin Nydam, Amy Martinez, and Adam and Andrew Boyles; eight great-grandchildren, Christopher Hadley, Amy, Nicholas, Marley, Andrew, and Audrey Nydam, Brandon Nessmith, and Damon Martinez.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; his first wife Norma Jean (Lucas) Boyles; his second wife Jessie (Brand) Boyles; eight brothers, Denver, John, Ernest, Glenn, Arnold, Burl, Floyd, and Orville Boyles; and two sisters, Florence Clemmons and Irene Harsha.

Funeral services will be held at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home Linton Chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 2. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton where military graveside rites will be conducted.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 12 noon until the time of service.

The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the American Association of Kidney Patients through the funeral home.