Ray Davidson

first_imgRay Davidson, age 80 of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at his home.  The son of Squire and Julia (nee: Baker) Davidson was born on October 27, 1938 in Oneida, KY. He married Eileen Wilson and she passed away in 2014.Ray enjoyed being a truck driver for the Batesville Casket Company through the years until he retired. He attended the Batesville Church on Fire.  Those who knew Ray, knew he was an avid UK fan and a tolerated IU fan.  He enjoyed spending time outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing, golfing or sitting out on his front porch.  Ray loved being around his family and friends.  His grandkids meant everything to him and was really excited about becoming a great grandpa. He liked being an uncle as well, always lovingly harassing his nephews and nieces. Ray will be missed dearly by all.He is survived by his daughters, Julia Schmidt (Rob) and Jamie Hertel (Matt) of Batesville; son, Alvin Davidson (Richelle) of Batesville; grandchildren, Austin Davidson (Maranda Ruggles), Jaylon Hilshorst (Sarah Johann) and Katraca Davidson; new great grandson, Bennett Davidson; along with his sister, Nola Dwenger of Hamburg and numerous nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Squire Davidson Jr. and sister, Beatrice Hensley.Visitation will be Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 11am – 1pm immediately followed by 1:00pm funeral service all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.  Burial to follow in the Batesville United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Pastor Evan Doyle officiating.Memorials may be given in memory to the Batesville Church on Fire or MMH Hospice care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Ooni Lauds Kanu Heart Foundation

first_imgHis Royal Majesty, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi,  has hailed former Nigeria international Kanu Nwankwo for his Heart Foundation, saying he had touched the heart of God.While receiving the two-time Africa Footballer of the Year Award winner in his palace in Ile Ife in Osun State at the weekend, the Royal father observed that Kanu through his Foundation had extended love to a lot of poor people who otherwise would have died with their heart ailments.Explaining that God is love and anyone who was able to show genuine love to humanity has touched God’s heart. Oba Adeyeye EnitanOgunwusi, the Ooni of Ife In accepting his appointment as the Patron of the Kanu Heart Foundation, Oba Ogunwusi said that he had followed with keen interest the lifestyle of the former Arsenal play maker during his playing days and after retirement and what baffled him most was his ability to give back to the less privileged through his foundation, adding “that is the purpose of God bestowing wealth to people in order to help the poor”The Oba further relived some of the magical goals of the Super Eagle goalador that the Kanu Heart Foundation had become a global brand that needed to be encouraged to do more.In his response, the founder/president – Kanu Heart Foundation Pastor Onyebuchi Abia said he was dumfounded with the humility and show of love exhibited by the Oba in welcoming him and his entourage to his palace and observed that he would always remain grateful.Kanu further remarked that what motivated his coming and choice as patron was the Oba’s open mindedness and spirit of oneness to which His Royal Majesty has been known. Earlier in his speech, the coordinator of the foundation has stated that the foundation has carried out 562 open heart surgery since inception in the year 2000.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Off-duty officers shoot man who attempted to rob them during sale

first_imgTwo Hernando County officers are reporting that they were forced to shoot a suspect who attempted to rob them when they responded to an advertisement for the sale of jet skies.The incident occurred at a home in Wildwood Sunday.According to the report, after responding to the advertisement, the off-duty officers met up with 19-year-old Terrance Jones Jr.Officials say Jones Jr. pulled out a gun on them and attempted to rob them. At that point, the officer identified themselves and pulled out their own weapons but Jones Jr. reportedly refused to drop his weapon. They then reported that Jones Jr. fired several shots in their direction and that’s when the officers fired back, striking him in the leg.During the investigation of the incident, the homeowner told authorities that he did not recognize Jones Jr. nor did he put up the jet skies for sale.Jones Jr. has since been taken into custody and charged with robbery, assault and other felonies. He is currently being held without bail.last_img read more