January 21, 2014

James L. Arney

James L. Arney, 67, of Versailles, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison. He was born in Cincinnati on September 9, 1946, the son of Burgess and Marie Gentile Arney. He was married to Melody Geisler on April 17, 1971, and she preceded him in death on January 7, 2011.

Survivors include three sons, Steve (Cassandra) Arney of Versailles; Bill (Susan) Arney of Austin, Texas; and Rodney (Dorothy) Arney of Versailles; seven grandchildren; one brother, Frank Arney of Versailles; two sisters, Charlotte Griffin of Edgewood, Kentucky and Marcia (Raymond) Steele of Tennessee. He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Arney was a 1964 graduate of Versailles High School. He was a farmer and along with his father and brother operated the Versailles Dunbrik Company. Jim was a member of the Versailles American Legion.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Mike Dixon of the Tyson United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Garden near Madison with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Versailles American Legion or the Tyson United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

Hubert O. Caudill

Hubert O. Caudill, age 84 of Sunman, died Friday, January 17, 2014, at Ripley Crossing in Milan. Born July 13, 1929 in Jeremiah, Kentucky, he is the son of Chloe and James Caudill. He married Janis Ison December 14, 1949, in Whitesburg, Kentucky.

Hubert worked 13 years as coalminer in the Whitesburg area, and after relocating to Indiana, he worked 13 years as an assembler for the Union Furniture Company and 17 years in the paint department of Batesville Casket Company and retired in 1994. His family described his as a hard working man and wonderful father. After a long day of work, he looked forward to being at home with his children and in later years his grandchildren. Faith was important to Hubert. He attended Little Memory Old Regular Baptist Church and regularly read his bible. Other interests often took him outdoors. In his younger days he enjoyed squirrel and rabbit hunting that would eventually be replaced with donning his orange vest and going for walks. For as long as they can remember, he and Janis would put out a large garden each year “that dad would tend to daily along with his fruit trees.” Hubert also liked bluegrass music, gospel music and the simple pleasure of sitting on the porch relaxing.

He is survived by his wife Janis; daughters Glenda Johnson of Lawrenceburg and Phyllis Dwenger of Osgood; son Scott of Saline, Michigan; sisters Opal Caudill of Alexandria, Kentucky, Vina Bryant of Auburn; brothers Coman of Weisberg, Kentucky, Lonzo of Jeremiah, Kentucky; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his daughter Sandra Caudill; sisters Effie Caudill, Arlie Caudill and brother Hillard.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 21 from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 22, at the funeral home with Reverends Charles Combs, David Lowe and Robert Haney officiating. Burial will follow in the Little Memory Baptist Cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Memory Lane Program or Little Memory Baptist Church.
Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville, is entrusted with arrangements.