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December 18, 2018 • Obituaries
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Charles Huddleston

Charles (Chuck) Huddleston, 74, of Versailles, passed away at 6:20 p.m., Saturday, December 15, 2018 at HighPoint Health in Lawrenceburg. He was born at Williamsburg in Whitley County, Kentucky on April 15, 1944, the son of Charles and Jewell Chastain Huddleston. He was married to Harriet Sue Biddle Huntington on April 1, 1996 and she survives.

Other survivors include three daughters Tina (David) Henson of Burlington, Kentucky, Gennie (Chris) Grider of North Vernon, and Gena (Roger) Gullion of Cross Plains; eight grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter; two brothers, James (Diane) Huddleston of Bright, and Bobby (Shirley) Huddleston of Harrison, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Linda Ryle, and his brother Ronnie Huddleston.

Mr. Huddleston was a 1962 graduate of North Dearborn High School. He was a 37 year employee of Seagram’s in Lawrenceburg where he worked as a fireman and served as the union vice-president, retiring in January of 2000. He and Sue spent their winters in Florida and while home in Versailles they worked summers as campground hosts for the Versailles State Park from 2001 until 2015. Charles was a member of the Cedars of Lebanon in Dillsboro. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his large family.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 19 at 2 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Charles Hill officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will also be on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Versailles Fire Department or Rescue 69 in care of the funeral home.

Genelle Henderson

Genelle Ruth Henderson, 95, of Elrod, passed away at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born near Elrod on June 29, 1923, the daughter of Morris and Elva Pearl Elliott Stevens. She was married to Chester Henderson on April 12, 1942 and he preceded her in death on November 8, 2007.

Survivors include two daughters Rosalie Hooton, and Shirley (Tom) Pavey both of Elrod; six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren; and one sister Virginia McDonald of Milan. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her granddaughter Nadine Wiley, her son-in-law Rev. Rand Hooton, her brother Donald Stevens, and her sisters Darlene Lambert and Doris Mounce.

Mrs. Henderson was a 1940 graduate of Versailles High School. After high school Genelle worked as a nanny for an Orthodox Jewish family in Cincinnati, an experience that gave her a greater appreciation for faiths different than her own. After marriage she helped Chester on the farm with everything from field work to tending to the livestock. She and Chester also did a lot of hunting together and Genelle was a crack shot with a .22, often outdoing her husband in squirrels, rabbits, and crows.

Genelle served as secretary for the Johnson Township as well as the Ripley County Farm Bureau and also for the Laughery Association American Baptist Women. She was a former trustee for the Southeastern Baptist Youth Camp at Westport and she and Chester were former youth leaders at the Washington Baptist Church at Elrod. Genelle was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church, the Ripley County Historical Society, and she and Chester were also former ambassadors for People to People which included farm tours to New Zealand, Australia, and England.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 17 at the Versailles Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Cantrell and Rev. Harold Carter officiating. Burial was in the Cliff Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Versailles Baptist Church, the Southeastern Baptist Youth Camp, or the American Bible Society in care of the funeral home.

Danny L . Armbrecht

Danny L. Armbrecht, 77, of The Villages, Florida, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Danny was born July 25, 1941 in Batesville, Indiana to Orvall and Lucille (Prakel) Armbrecht.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Deborah; children: Christopher Armbrecht, Lori (Ken) Armbrecht Reed, Suzanne (Brian) Newcomb and Lynn Siefferman (Michael Gangloff); siblings: Edward (Phyllis) Armbrecht, Dena (Storm) Cartwright, Larry (Brenda) and Gary (Maria) Armbrecht and eight grandchildren.

He retired from Hillenbrand Industries in Batesville and then owned two restaurants in Metamora, Indiana. Danny and Deb moved to Florida from Lawrenceburg in 2013. He loved traveling, playing golf, reading, listening to classical music, sipping Kentucky bourbon, searching for antiques, and watching basketball. But most of all, he loved spending time with family and friends.

Visitation will be conducted December 20 from 3-4:30 p.m. with a Service beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Tyson United Methodist Church, 324 West Tyson Street, Versailles.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to donate in Danny’s honor should visit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Online condolences maybe shared by visiting

Robert Louis Brewington

Robert Louis Brewington, age 58, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at his residence on North Delaware Road near Milan. Robert was born September 20, 1960 the son of Robert W. and Jeanette (Bohlke) Brewington in Danville, Illinois.

His family later moved back to Indiana where he graduated from South Ripley High School in 1978. He graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelors’ Degree in Animal Science in 1986. Prior to a debilitating stroke in 2013, Bob worked at Ruetgers-Nease Chemical Company and Environmental Enterprises Hazardous Waste Disposal and farmed in his spare time. He enjoyed helping his nephews and niece with their 4-H projects, gardening and collecting baseball cards. He is survived by his parents, his brother, Joe (Holly) Brewington, sister Kathy (Tom) Gray, both of Milan, 4 nephews Thomas (Megan) Gray of Milan, Garrett Gray of Osgood, Jacob Gray and Joseph Brewington of Milan, and one niece, Rebecca Gray of Milan.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18 at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Randy Thieman, minister of the Versailles Church of Christ officiating. Visitation will also be on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until time of services. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Moores Hill.

Memorials may be given to the Delaware Fire Department in care of the funeral home.

Wm. C. Hammons

Services are pending at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home, Dillsboro for Wm. C. Hammons of Dillsboro, who passed away Satruday, December 15, 2018.

Myrtle Ryle

Services are pending at Sibbett Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill for Myrtle Ryle of Moores Hill who passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018.

Sylvester Young

Sylvester Young of Napoleon passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018. Services are pending at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

Aileen Mae Cardinal

Aileen Mae (Hughes) Cardinal, age 74, of Versailles passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at her home. Funeral services were held on Sunday December 16 at Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood.

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