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Obituaries - September 2, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 September 2009 00:00

BRENDA LEE SHAWLER, 47
STEPHEN "STEVE" OLIVER BURGIN, 55
MARVIN R. DOTSON, 73
HAZEL GOINS, 85
KYNARD LELAND TAFF, 93
CHARLES THOMAS RAWLINGS, 61
VIRGINIA MAE FLOYD, 80
KYLE P. OLDHAM, 21
MARVIN KEITH DEAN, 70
PATRICIA (GRAM) CANARY JOHNS OVERTON, 69
MAE WHITE, 75
HARRY LEE WILSON, 67
WARNELL ALCORN, 76
STEVEN RAY GABBARD, 46
DORIS "NANNY" GARRIOTT, 98
JAMES V. "JIM" FISHER, SR.
THEODORA C. PRATT, 85
MARY LUCILLE BROADY-DEAN, 86
 


    ?BRENDA LEE SHAWLER, 47, Henryville, died Tuesday, August 25 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
    She worked as a Clerk at Adams IGA in Henryville and had worked for Wayne Supply Company for 24 years. She was a member of Ninth & O Baptist Church in Louisville.
    Survivors include her husband, Ricky D. Shawler of Henryville; parents, Marvin Lee Corum & Doris Jean Jones Corum of Louisville; step-daughter, Jessica L. Yocum of Georgetown; step-son, Clint D. Shawler of Mt. Washington, Kentucky and two grandchildren.
    Services were held Friday, August 28 at R.D. Pyke Funeral Service in Henryville with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
    The family requests donations be made to Harvest Baptist Tract Ministry, c/o PO Box 206, Henryville, IN 47126.
    STEPHEN “STEVE” OLIVER BURGIN, 55, Glencoe, Arkansas, formerly of New Washington, died Friday, August 14 in Barstow, California.
    Survivors include his wife, Joanna L. Burgin; daughter, Alex Whitney Burgin of Lanesville; three brothers, Charles and James Burgin both of Nabb and David Burgin of Borden and four sisters, Emogene Reis of Nabb, Phyllis Rose of Charlestown, Brenda Yount of Scottsburg and Freda King of independence, Kentucky.
    Services were held Sunday, August 30 at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington.
    MARVIN R. DOTSON, 73, Lanesville, died at his residence.
    He retired after 41 years of service from General Electric in Louisville, was a 4th Degree in the Knights of Columbus, was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lanesville and was an Army veteran.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Dolores Kochert of Lanesville; three sons, Jeffrey Dotson of Louisville, Joseph Dotson and Brandon Dotson both of Lanesville; three daughters, Donna Wilson of Corydon, Laura Applegate of Charlestown and Tina Cooper of Sellersburg; two sisters, Mary Schuler of Jeffersonville and Judy Brown of Los Angeles, California and seven grandchildren.
    Services were held Friday, August 28 at St. Mary's Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    The family suggests memorial gifts me made to either Hosparus of Southern Indiana or to the National Parkinson Foundation.
    HAZEL GOINS, 85, Salem, died Monday, August 24 at Meadowview Health Care and Rehab.
    She was a member of First Baptist Church in Pekin.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Batavia “Jack” Goins, five brothers and seven sisters.
    Survivors include a son, Rex Goins of Salem; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, August 27 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Winslow Cemetery.
    KYNARD LELAND TAFF, 93, Charlestown, died Monday, August 24.
    He graduated from Central Normal College, taught in the county schools in Clark and Scott Counties and was the Charlestown Township Trustee during the building of Charlestown High School. He served in the Navy during WWII, partnered with his father to build a Texaco service station and Goodyear store at Main and Market Streets in Charlestown. He founded Taff's Gas Service and Gas Marketers and Transporters, both related to the LP Gas Industry. He was one of the founders of Charlestown Industrial Park and also founded Sunset Acres Construction, a real estate and home construction firm. He was a farmer as well as a business man, loved the land, and was once the Clark County Soil Conservation Farmer of the Year. He also ran a business providing custom fertilizer for farmers. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, a 32nd Degree Shriner, a member of the Scottish Rite, and a long time member of the First Methodist Church of Charlestown, where he served on several committees over the years.
    He was preceded in death by a son, Billy.
    Survivors include his wife, Margaret Louise Ross Taff; children, Gerry Taff, Mary Cook and Tom Taff; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, August 27 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
    CHARLES THOMAS RAWLINGS, 61, Charlestown, died Sunday, August 23 at his residence.
    He was a member of the VFW Post #1427, the American Legion #204 and the Astor Florida Moose Lodge. He was a disabled American Veteran who served in the US Army and a recipient of the Purple Heart.
    Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ann Hall Rawlings of Charlestown; two sons, Timothy and Thomas Rawlings both of Charlestown; daughter, Catherine Rawlings of Louisville; step-son, Matthew Burchett of Charlestown; two step-daughters, Sarah Adel of Columbus, Ohio and Kim Burchett of Charlestown; five brothers, Bruce Rawlings, Jr. of Calumet City, Illinois, Doug Rawlings of Sellersburg, Michael Rawlings of Marysville, John Mongold of New Albany and Bert West of Santa Cruz, California; sister, Gay Broughton of Seymour and five grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, August 26 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
    VIRGINIA MAE FLOYD, 80, Salem, died Sunday, August 23 at her daughter's residence.
    She was a member of New Beginnings Baptist Church and was a resident of Washington County since 1953, formerly of Greentown. She was a homemaker and was employed in various jobs throughout her life.
    She was preceded in death by a son, sister and two grandsons.
    Survivors include four daughters, Donna Morgan, Dorothy K. Campbell and Janet Webb all of Salem and Marsha Seals of New Market, Tennessee; two sons, James Floyd of Salem and Ray Floyd of Fruita, Colorado; step-son, Roger Helt of Uniontown; three sisters, Mildred Hoover of Marion, Ruth Johnson of Osceola and Dorothy Stevens of Ft. Myers, Florida; two brothers, Kenneth Dunlap of Ft. Meyers, Florida and Edward Dunlap of Greentown; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, August 26 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be made to New Beginnings Baptist Church, 3515 East State Road 160, Salem, IN 47167.
    KYLE P. OLDHAM, 21, LaGrange, died Saturday, August 22.
    Survivors include his parents, Presley & Colleen (Coffelt) Oldham; grandparents, Chuck & Jinger Coffelt; grandmother, Bonita Coffelt; two sisters, Brittney Neidig and Christin Oldham; two nephews and many friends.
    Services were held Thursday, August 27 at Oldham County Funeral Home with burial in the Valley of Rest Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Home of the Innocence and the Kentucky Humane Society.
    MARVIN KEITH DEAN, 70, New Washington, died Thursday, August 27 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    He was a retired painter for Navistar, a farmer and a member of New Hope Community Church.
    Survivors include his wife, Vera Bruce Dean of New Washington; son, Keith Dean of New Washington; two daughters, Kathy Dunn and Karen Foster both of Nabb; brother, Hershell Dean of Nabb; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, August 29 at New Hope Community Church in New Washington with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to new Hope Community Church Building Fund.
    PATRICIA (GRAM) CANARY JOHNS OVERTON, 69, Jeffersonville, died Thursday, August 27 at University of Louisville Hospital.
    She worked as a sales clerk at the Dollar Store in Charlestown.
    Survivors include two sons, Billy Johns of Big Ben, Wisconsin and Rusty Johns of Charlestown; two daughters, Kim Johns of Jeffersonville and Ruthie Jackson of Charlestown; step-son, Father Troy Overton of Bardstown, Kentucky; three brothers, Bill Canary of Hesperia, California, Keith Arney of Sterling, Virginia and Earl Johnson of Louisville, Kentucky; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Sunday, August 30 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to North Clark Outreach Center.
    MAE WHITE, 75, Austin, died Tuesday, August 25.
    The Hazard, Ky., native was a member of Work House Pentecostal Church of God in Scottsburg.
    Survivors include daughters, Lillie White of Austin, Ruthie Cornett of Austin and Orsetta Whit eof Austin; sons, Larry White of Austin, Gary White of Austin; sister, Lola Gwin of Austin.; 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
    Funeral service were held Friday, August 28, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. Joel Barrett officiating.
    Burial will be in Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
    Online condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.
    HARRY LEE WILSON, 67, Columbus, died Tuesday, August 25, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky.
    He was an engineer with Cummins and he owned and operated Wilson Lawn Equipment and Wilson Landscape Company. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Columbus.
    Survivors include his wife, Inge Gross Wilson of Columbus; sons, Mark Wilson, Rod Wilson of Columbus; daughters, Jill Major of Columbus; brother, Dennis Wilson of Scottsburg; nine grandchildren.
    Services were conducted at Myers-0Reed Chapel in Columbus on Friday, August 28, officated by the Rev. Steve Wever. A graveside service will also be held at Zoah Christian Church Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Wever officiating.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Zoah Christian Church Building Fund.
    Online condolences may be made at www.myers-reed.com.
    WARNELL ALCORN, 76, Scottsburg, died August 26, at his home.
    The Irvine, Ky., native  was a retired groundskeeper for Englishton Park Retirement Home in Lexington and was  a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member  of the Scott County V.F.W. Post 6582.
    Survivors include five sons, Garry and terry Alcorn of Lexington, Scott Alcorn of Ashboro, N.C., Kenneth Alcorn of Charlestown and Russell Alcorn of Scottsburg; two daughters, Delores Spencer of Scottsburg and Hollie Chamberland of Louisville, Ky., a brother, James Donald Alcorn of Chillicothe, Ohio; a sister, Elsie Brading of Louisville, Ky., several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted today (Saturday) at Collins Funeral Home with burial in New Bethel Cemetery in Chelsea.
    Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m..
    Memorial contributions may be made to Collins Funeral Home.
    STEVEN RAY GABBARD, 46, Salem, died Sunday, August 30, at Washington County Hospital.
    The Scottsburg native was an employee of Tecumseh/Peerless Gear.
    Survivors include his wife, Julie Lovaasen Gabbard, five daughters, Christy Hardy, Amber Wheeler and Stacy Gabbard of Salem, April Gabbard of Indianapolis and Stephanie Gabbard of Shelbyville; his mother, Norma Gabbard of Little York; two step-sons, Matt Kinney of Salem and Mark Kinney of Phoenix, Az.; two brothers, Robert Gabbard of Little York and Ronnie Gabbard of Michigan; four sisters; Brenda Hutton of Missouri, Joyce Hall of Scottsburg; Phyllis Sparks of Tennessee and Delores Lawson of Little York and six grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be held Friday, September 4, at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem. Burial will follow in Little York Cemtery. Visitation will be Thursday, September 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday starting at 8 a.m.
    DORIS “NANNY” GARRIOTT, 98, Crothersville, died Wednesday, August 26, at The Waters in Seymour.
    She was  Crothersville High School graduate a member of the Crothersville United Methodist Church, worked at the polling stations during the elections and was active int eh Crothersville Centennial Celebration.
    Survivors include a daughter, Polly McKain of Crothersville, two grandchildren, one great grandson, two step-great-grandchildren, niece and nephew, a sister, Katharine Gaither of Indianapolis
    Scott McKain will conducted funeral services on Friday, August 28, at Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville with burial in the Crothersville Cemetery.
    Memorials may be given to Crothersville Cemetery or to the Crothersville United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.
    Online condolences may be given and a video tribute can be viewed at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com.
    JAMES V. “JIM” FISHER, SR.,  Seymour, died Thursday, August 27, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
    He was a retired  accountant for Fisher's Tax Service in Scottsburg and also a retired employee of the U.S. Postal Service  and was a U.S. Army veteran.
    Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Cobb Bowling-Fisher of Seymour; a son, James V. Fisher, Jr. of Kona, Ha., two daughters, Laura Beth Condry and Amy Sue Dudley, both of Seymour; a stepdaughter, Tammy Bowling of Seymour; a stepson, Terry Bowling of Indianapolis, a brother, Carl Fisher of Loveland, Ohio; a sister, Katherine McGlone of Demossville, Ky., 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held Monday, August 31, at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.
    Memorial Contributions may be made to Relay for Life or Schneck Cancer Center in care of the funeral home.
    THEODORA C. PRATT, 85, Scottsburg, , died Thursday, August 27.
    The Boston Ma., native was a homemaker and was a member of the First Christian Church of Scottsburg.
    Survivors include a daughter, Christine Pratt of Greenfield, MA; a grandddaughter, nieces and nephews.
    There was no funeral service, but  a private ceremony was held at Scottsburg Cemetery.
    Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of the local arrangements.
    Memorial donations may be made through the funeral home to First Christian Church of Scottsburg.
    MARY LUCILLE BROADY-DEAN, 86, Scottsburg, died Sunday, August 30, at The Waters of Scottsburg.
    The Underwood native was a reitred housekeeper for Scott Memorial Hospital and a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Leota.
    Survivors include a son, Michael A. Broady of Huntsville, Al., three daughters, Barbara Ann White of Memphis, Janet M. Hall of Underwood, and Glenna Jean Cartwright of Charlestown, a step-son, Robert G. Dean of Scottsburg; several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
    Services were conducted Tuesday, September 1, at Bethel Baptist Church with burial in Bethel Cemetery. Collins Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
    Memorial Contributions may be made to Relay for Life through Collins Funeral Home.
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