Duane Hooton, 80, of Versailles passed away at 10:30am, Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison after a perpetual decline in his health over the past several months. He was born in Cross Plains on January 27, 1939 the son of Roland and Clara Warfield Hooton. Survivors include one son David (Pam) Hooton of Round O, South Carolina; three daughters Dana Hooton of Willow Creek, California, Laura Hooton of Charleston, South Carolina, and Tracy (Jeff) Miller of South Carolina; 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; his twin brother Dwight (Donna) Hooton of Versailles; two sisters Hope (Robert) Fisse of Madison, and Faith Huffman of Lafayette. He was preceded in death by his parents. Duane was a 1957 graduate of Versailles High School. Duane enjoyed having a twin (at least most of the time) and although they were identical, Duane always said he was the good looking one. After high school, Duane delivered Coca-Cola to thirsty customers in southeast Indiana for 18 years, and spent most of his working life thereafter driving a semi for various trucking companies. He was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship. Duane accepted the Lord as his savior as a young man and was baptized in Munday’s Pool near Dabney alongside his brother Dwight. Duane loved his Lord, his family, and his dog Brady. He also enjoyed fishing, talking politics, and all sports. Duane’s wishes were to be cremated and a celebration of his life will take place on Friday, July 19th at 11am at the Versailles Baptist Church with visitation beginning at 10am. Burial will be in the Marble Corner Cemetery in Versailles. Memorials may be given to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Wounded Warrior Project in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.
By mixing jaw-dropping goals with a growing list of brushes with controversy, Luis Suarez divides opinion like perhaps no other player in world football.Since 2010, Suarez’s crime sheet includes biting two opponents, racially abusing another and becoming vilified globally for a cynical handball on the goal line during a World Cup quarterfinal. There’s also his penchant for diving that infuriates fans and opposition managers alike.There are days, though, when fans are left shaking their heads not because of his misdemeanors but for his outrageous moments of brilliance on the field.On Thursday, the Uruguay striker was being compared with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and hailed as arguably the greatest striker in Liverpool’s history, after a scintillating four-goal display against Norwich in the Premier League.