Mr. Chauncey E. Slack, age 99, of Pleasant, Indiana, entered this life on November 22, 1917 in Switzerland County, Indiana, the son of the late, Harry M. & Emza (Scudder) Slack. Chauncey had spent most of his life in Switzerland County, Indiana. On February 4, 1942, Chauncey was inducted into the United States Army at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. He had served during WWII for which he was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, WWII Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 3 Bronze Stars. Chauncey was honorably discharged on October 31, 1945 at Ft. Knox, Kentucky with the rank of Staff Sergeant. Chauncey was united in marriage on April 13, 1946 at the Brushy Fork Baptist Church near Pleasant, Indiana, to the late, Clara Bell Shaw and to this union arrived a son, Curtis and two daughters, Kathy and Carol Jean to bless their home. After 57 years of marriage, Clara Bell passed away on January 3, 2003. In his early life, Chauncey had worked for the Lawrenceburg Roller Mills in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. He later retired after 27 years from the Madison State Hospital in Madison, Indiana where he was employed as an Orchard Farmer. Throughout his life, Chauncey was a farmer and enjoyed raising cattle, bee keeping and fruit trees. He also enjoyed listening to the Cincinnati Reds ball games, gardening, growing roses and sitting on his front porch. He was a faithful member of the Caledonia United Presbyterian Church near Moorefield, Indiana, where he served as an elder. Chauncey passed away with his loving family by his side at 9:39 a.m., Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Kings Daughter’s Hospital in Madison, Indiana.Chauncey will be deeply missed by his son: Curtis E. Slack and his wife:Terrie of Madison, IN; his daughter: Kathy M. May and her husband: Michael “Reno” of Pleasant, IN; his grandchildren: Carrie Slack, Matthew May, Nancy Slack, Clint May, Curtis Slack, Chancey Tyler May, Candace Smith and Kameron Smith; his great-grandchildren: Kayla, Gabriella, Amanda, Isabella, Mason, Chancey Joseph, Finnley and Camden; his sisters: Naomi Coy of Milroy, IN, Janet Stonoff of Anderson, IN; his brothers: Orville Slack of Anderson, IN and Herbert Slack of Russiaville, IN; his half-sisters: Rebecca Brown of Nashville, TN, Barbara Freels of Macon, GA and his numerous nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents: Harry M. and Emza (Scudder) Slack; his step mother: Gladys Ferguson-Slack; his wife: Clara Bell (Shaw) Slack, died January 3, 2003; his daughter: Carol Jean (Slack) Smith, died February 15, 2011; his brother: Harry Slack, Jr. and an infant brother; his sisters: Hildred Bovard, Ruby Burnett, Doris Andrews, Evelyn Hatton, Anna Banta, Osee Slack, Freda Alford and Myrtle Whitham; his step-brothers: Donald Burley and Dale Burley.Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, January 22, 2017, at 2:00 pm, by Rev. Larry Freels, Pastor Bill Madison & Pastor Caren Griffith, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Caledonia Cemetery, near Moorefield, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday, January 21, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the Caledonia Cemetery or to the Keeping Pace Cancer Fund % Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Cards are available at the funeral home.
FORMER Indian captain Anil Kumble has joined the voices of those expressing doubt that Royal Challengers Bangalore will attempt to retain Windies batting star Chris Gayle for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).The 38-year-old Gayle, who was signed by the franchise in 2011, was sent to the auction block after RCB opted to retain Indian captain Virat Kohli (17 crores), South African star AB de Villiers (11 crores) and Sarfaraz Khan (3 crores).The franchise could still opt to retain the West Indian, who has set a base price of 2 crores ahead of the auction, with its Right to Match (RTM) clause, but based on the remaining budgetary allocation Kumble has pointed out that it is unlikely.The former RCB captain also believes the player’s form in recent seasons held a clue as to the decision that was on the horizon.“Possibly they [RCB] will be cautious. They have to build the entire team as well. If you looked at last year, Gayle did not play in a couple of matches for RCB. It was not because he was injured or something, he was not picked. That’s a giveaway on whether they will go after him at the auction,” Kumble said.Following the retention of Kohli, De Villiers and Khan the team must form a complete side with the remaining 49 crores.“However, he has shown he can win games single-handedly. I think there will be other franchises who will be looking for him.But all of them will be a bit cautious. However, he is currently in good form. But I am not too sure if RCB will use the RTM for Gayle.”
Junelle Bromfield claimed her second gold medal and Jauavney James won a silver, both in the respective girl’s and boys’ 400 metres hurdles, yesterday, as Jamaica’s Commonwealth Youth Games team claimed a record haul of six medals at this year’s staging inside the Apia Sports Complex, Samoa.Bromfield took the gold in 1:00.78, while Jamaica claimed silver in a time of 51.43, as his teammate, Leonardo Ledgister, placed sixth.As the athletics section of the Youth Commonwealth Games ended, Jamaica finished in style, with four gold, one silver and one bronze. High jumper Lushane Wilson had won a bronze medal.The team also finished the Games among the top 10 of some 60 competing countries.St Elizabeth Technical High School’s Bromfield was the standout with a double gold in a 24-hour period, while Kevin Nedrick pulled off a stunning win in the shot put.Jamaica’s ‘A’ quartet of Leonardo Legister, Michael Bentley, Leon Clarke and Jauavney James won the boys’ 4x400m gold in three minutes, 13.45 seconds.Chef de Mission Alan Beckford congratulated the team’s performance.”It has been a fantastic experience,” he said.The Jamaica team presented Puma gear to a male and female athlete from Samoa as gifts.Jamaicans will return to action tomorrow, with swimmers Annabella Lyn competing in 800m freestyle and Joseph Black the 50m freestyle.The team returns on Sunday.