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Obituaries - September 16, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 September 2009 00:00

LUCILLE (HOLLIS) BALMER, 101
NORMA JEAN HAMMOND, 83
ROY M. SNYDER, 76
JAMES W. COOMES, 98
ZOLA SETSER, 92
ALLEN SMITH, 89
CLIFFORD "FRIDAY" BOWMAN, 74
DOROTHY B. BUSH, 88
MARY ANN ZIMMERMAN, 77
DUDLEY ODELL REED, 86
WILLIAM J. MOORE, 73
MARGARET A. RUSSELL, 88
LILLIAN INEZ ATER, 89
CLARBEL FRANCKE, 84
ROGER DEAN SMITH, 78
GLADYS MARIE HOLLOWELL, 79
CHARLES WAYNE BAKER, SR., 72
EUGENE L. PURLEE, 79
WILLIAM EDWARD SLUSSER, JR., 70
CLIFTON BARRY SMITH, 67
GORDON EUGENE DISMORE, 90
MARILYN M. HOLM, 75
ELMER "RED" RICE, 67
CHRISTOPHER JASON MATTINGLY, 34
MARGARET WELLS, 94
AIDEN GLENN BOWLING, infant
MENTIE NAOMI EPLEY-FRASER, 72
WANDA EDITH ALLEN GREEN, 85
FRANCIS DAVID EVERITT, 98
JIMMY WAYNE GAY, 576
 


    ?LUCILLE (HOLLIS) BALMER, 101, New Albany, died Sunday, September 6 at Lincoln Hills Health Care Center in New Albany.
    She was a nurse's aide and was retired from Breese Plywood in New Albany. She was a member of Floyds Knobs Christian Church.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Balmer, Sr.; son, Edward Balmer, Jr. and sister, Faye Christian.
    Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Rosemary Balmer of Floyds Knobs; five grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, September 10 at Generations Funeral Home with burial in SCI Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Floyds Knobs Christian Church, 3838 Paoli Pike, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119.
    NORMA JEAN HAMMOND, 83, Orange City, Florida, died Sunday, September 6 in Orange City.
    She was a member of the Church at South Lake in Clermont, Florida.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hammond; son, Curtis L. Hammond; brother, Roy Shadoan; two sisters, Aline Yahnig and Christine Nicholas and a grandchild.
    Survivors include two sons, David Hammond of Leesburg, Florida and Leslie Hammond of Orange City, Florida; two brothers, Lewis Shadoan and Lawrence Shadoan both of Somerset, Kentucky; sister, Juanita Coffey of Somerset, Kentucky; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, September 12 at Mt. Tabor Christian Church with burial in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Weathers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    ROY M. SNYDER, 76, Salem, died Friday, September 4 at Meadowview Health Care Center in Salem.
    He was a retired employee of Modine in Pemberville, Ohio and a Korean War veteran. He had been a resident of Salem since 1992.
    He was preceded in death by four sons, Al, John, Robert and Eric Snyder and two sisters, Doris Meeker and Kayann Snyder.
    Survivors include his wife, Jocelyn Faye Cole Snyder; son, Roy Snyder, Jr.; two daughters, Debbie Gwen Gee and Christina Maire Herthel; three step-sons, David, James and Jackson Warren; two step-daughters, Teresa and Judy Warren; four brothers, William, Robert, Ronnie and John Snyder, Jr.; five sisters, Norma Snyder Peterson, Betty Snyder Cross, Judy Snyder Perish, Bonnie Snyder Clement and Connie Snyder; 30 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, September 9 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Cole Family Cemetery with military honors.
    JAMES W. COOMES, 98, Henryville, died Friday, September 4 at his residence.
    He was a member of Henryville Community Presbyterian Church and was a retired employee of Martin-Marietta Stone Quarry in Utica.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Onieda Watson Coomes and son, Bob Coomes.
    Survivors include seven daughters, Margie Fernandes of Florida, Betty Brown of Indianapolis, Evelyn Stotts of Floyds Knobs, Clari Bohannon of Sellersburg, Vivian Wright of Henryville, Marlyn Coomes of Sellersburg and Sharon Smallwood of Henryville; son Joe Coomes of Henryville; 23 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, September 8 at Henryville Community Presbyterian Church with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Henryville.
    The family requests donations be made to Henryville Community Presbyterian Church, c/o PO Box 206, Henryville, IN 47126.
    ZOLA SETSER, 92, Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, September 2 at The Waters of Salem.
    She was a member of the Kansas Church of Christ.
    She was preceded in death by a son, Gerald.
    Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Massey of Fredericksburg; sister, Irene Gresham of Salem; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, September 12 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra with burial in Kansas Church of Christ Cemetery.
   ALLEN SMITH, 89, Palmyra, died Thursday, September 3 at his home.
    He was retired from North Harrison School Corporation and was a member of South Liberty Church of Christ.
    He was preceded in death by a grandson, Allen Severus Uhl.
    Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Irene “Lane” Smith; son, Gary Smith of Palmyra; daughter, Shirley Uhl of Palmyra; five grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
    Services were held Sunday, September 13 at South Liberty Church of Christ with burial in Martinsburg Cemetery.
    CLIFFORD “FRIDAY” BOWMAN, 74, Nabb, died Monday, September 7 at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.
    He was a retired powder helper and truck driver for ICI, member of New Hope Community Church and member of the National Rifle Association.
    Survivors include his wife, Ruth Stoner Bowman of Nabb; two sons, Terry and Jim Bowman both of Marysville; daughter, Kathy Shelburne of Nabb and six grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, September 10 at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
    DOROTHY B. BUSH, 88, Campbellsburg, died Tuesday, September 8 in Meadowview Health Care Center in Salem.
    She was a member of the Smedley Church of Christ, had been a life resident of Washington County and was a homemaker.
    She was preceded in death by a son, Carl Wayne Bush and a sister.
    Survivors include her son, Gary Bush of Salem; two daughters, Bonnie Coomer of Pekin and Barbara Walker of Fredericksburg; brother, Woodrow Hattabaugh of Vallonia; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.
    Services were held Thursday, September 10 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial in Plattsburg Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington County YMCA, c/o the Washington County Community Foundation, PO Box 50 Salem, IN 47167.
    MARY ANN ZIMMERMAN, 77, Jeffersonville, died Sunday, September 6 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    She was a native of New Albany and retired from the L&N Railroad as an overcharge claims department clerk. She attended St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Clarksville.
    Survivors include her cousins, Linda, Connie and Kenny Kersey all of Jeffersonville, Lisa Tetrick of Sellersburg, Terri Liddick of Jeffersonville and Sue Munich of Sellersburg.
    Services were held Wednesday, September 9 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    DUDLEY ODELL REED, 86, Charlestown, died Saturday, September 5 at his residence.
    He was a retired Pipefitter and a Charter member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Charlestown, member of Blazing Star Masonic Lodge #226, Pipefitter Local #136 in Evansville and a WWII Army Veteran.
    Survivors include his wife, Garnett Isaac Reed; two daughters, Diana Reed Waddle of Georgetown, Kentucky and Susie Reed Ringenberg of Georgetown; son, David Reed of Sellersburg; sister, Liz Dawson of Ashland, Kentucky; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, September 10 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church with burial in Charlestown Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    WILLIAM J. MOORE, 73, Charlestown, died Saturday, September 5 at his home.
    He was a veteran of the Air Force and served in Japan and Korea following the Korean War. He received a Business degree from Indiana University, Bloomington followed by a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Indiana Univeristy Law School in Indianapolis. After seven years of practicing law, he began his career in Investment Counseling and was still actively employed in investments with Stifel Nicholas & Co. at the time of his death. He enjoyed working hard and providing for his family. His favorite thing to do was to treat family and friends when eating out. He was a member of the Blazing Star Masonic Lodge #226, Lions Club, lifetime member of the VFW Post #1427, past member of the Charlestown Library board and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Charlestown.
    He was preceded in death by his brother, Quinton and sisters, Pauline Rush and Mary Cain.
    Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Deanne Witten Moore; daughter, Rebecca Putman of Lexington, Kentucky; two sons, Brett Moore of Charlestown and David Moore of Huntington, New York; two sisters, Dorothy Sternberg and Betty Brammon both of Indianapolis; nine grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and brother, sisters-in-law and many other relatives and friends.
    Services were held Wednesday, September 9 at Grayson Funeral Home with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
    The family would like expressions of sympathy to be made to the First United Methodist Church Youth Group in Charlestown.
    MARGARET A. RUSSELL, 88, New Albany, died Saturday, September 5 at Westminster Health Care.
    She was a former employee of American Air Filter and was also a former teacher. She was a member of New Albany Business & Professional Women where she held every office, Indiana University Alumni Association, United Methodist Women, Trinity United Methodist Church, where she worked as a secretary, as well as other churches.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Russell.
    Survivors include a son, Richard D. Martin of Sellersburg; two daughters, Donna M. Evans of Jeffersonville and Kathleen A. Martin of New Albany; former husband, Don H. Martin; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, September 9 at Trinity United Methodist Church with burial in SCI Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany. Seabrook, Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.
    LILLIAN INEZ ATER, 89, Henryville, died Saturday, September 5 at her residence.
    She was a member of Henryville Community Church, a retired postal clerk from USPS Henryville, a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and USPS Workers Union.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Ater.
    Survivors include two daughters, Sue Agan of Henryville and Jan Spencer of Memphis; son, Bill Ater of Henryville; seven sisters, Francis Gray of Henryville, Roberta VanMeter of Charlestown, Wanita Aubrey of Wilmington, Ohio, Ruth Sullivan of Henryville, Alice Hall of Scottsburg, Sandra Coulter of Jeffersonville and Mary Cable of Beaver Fall, Pennsylvania; brother, James L. Abbott of Lexington; sister-in-law, Ann Abbott of Underwood; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
    Services were held Tuesday, September 8 at Henryville Community Church with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. R.D. Pyke Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
    The family requests donations be made to Hosparus of Southern Indiana, c/o P.O. Box 206, Henryville, IN  47126.
    CLARBEL FRANCKE, 84, Sellersburg, died Sunday, September 6 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
    She was a homemaker.
    Survivors include two sons, Boyd Francke of Louisville and Paul Francke of Jeffersonville.
    Services were held Thursday, September 10 at R.D. Pyke Funeral Service with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
    The family requests donations be made to Moose Family Center, c/o PO Box 206, Henryville, IN 47126.
    ROGER DEAN SMITH, 78, Campbellsburg, died Wednesday, September 9 at Meadowview Health Care Center in Salem.
    He was a member of the Campbellsburg First Christian Church, served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, was a cook and painter at various places in Madison and was a former employee of the Lytle Funeral Chapel in Madison.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Hoyt (Wolf) Smith, four brothers and a sister.
    Survivors include two sisters, Violet Malott and Carol Livesay both of Salem and a brother, Melvin Smith of Campbellsburg.
    Services were held Monday, September 14 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial in Hop Cemetery in Campbellsburg with full military honors.
    GLADYS MARIE HOLLOWELL, 79, Pekin, died Wednesday, September 9 at Sellersburg Health and Rehabilitation Center in Sellersburg.
    She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Pekin, had been a life resident of Washington County, and was a former employee of the East Washington School Corporation, retiring in 1997.
    She was preceded in death by a brother and sister.
    Survivors include her husband, William A. Hollowell; two sons, Terry and Boyd Hollowell both of Pekin; daughter, Shirley Johnson of Sellersburg; two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters.
    Services were held Saturday, September 12 at Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem with burial in Olive Branch Cemetery in Pekin.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, 4th floor, Louisville, KY 40205.
    CHARLES WAYNE BAKER, SR., 72, Scottsburg, died Wednesday, September 9 at his residence.
    He was a retired roof contractor.
    He was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Earl Baker and a sister, Lucille Perry.
    Survivors include his wife, Linda (Brough) Baker; son, Charles W. Baker, Jr. of Little York; two daughters, Sandra Wilson of Little York and Penny Allen of Calumet, Oklahoma; four brothers, Lowell, Lynn and Dale Baker all of Pekin and Bernard Baker of Lake City, Florida; four sisters, Marlene Burton, Velma Brown and Wanda Davis all of Pekin and Joyce Engle of Salem; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    Graveside services were held Friday, September 11 at Olive Branch Cemetery in Pekin. Dawalt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    EUGENE L. PURLEE, 79, Salem, died Thursday, September 10 at Meadowview Health Care Center.
    He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
    Survivors include his wife, Rita D. Grant; two sons, Kevin Grant Purlee of Salem and Brian Fred Purlee of St. Louis, Missouri; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services and burial were private. Weathers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    WILLIAM EDWARD SLUSSER, JR., 70, Jacksonville, Florida, died Saturday, September 5 at St. Vincent Medical Center in Jacksonville.
    He was retired from the Navy and had previously served for the New Albany Police Department. He was a Vietnam War Navy veteran.
    Survivors include his wife, Margie Coomer Slusser; two sons, William E. Slusser III of Seattle, Washington and George Ronald Lee Slusser of Jacksonville, Florida; daughter, Mildred Elaine Wolf of Jacksonville, Florida; brother, Michael Slusser of New York; half-sister, Joan Jenkins of Jeffersonville; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, September 14 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Bunker Hill Cemetery with full military honors.
    CLIFTON BARRY SMITH, 67, Clarksville, died Monday, September 7 at his residence.
    He was retired from Charlestown High School as a music educator.
    Survivors include his son, Brent Smith and grandson, Camden Smith.
    Services will be held Sunday, September 20 at Indiana campus of Southeast Christian Church in Clarksville. Grayson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    GORDON EUGENE DISMORE, 90, Princeton, Mo, died  July 14.
    The Scottsburg native was a U.S. Army Air Corp in 1939 serving 14 years obtaining the rank of Master Sergant and was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He sold real estate, owned a antique store.
    Survivors include his son, Phillip Dismore of Bettendorf, Iowa, a daughter, Eloise Ann Bauer of Las Vegas Nv,; a brother, Willis Dismore of Clearwater, Fl., five grandchildre, four great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.
    No services were conducted and cremation was conducted.
    Local arrangements were handled by Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
    MARILYN M. HOLM, 75, Scottsburg, died Sunday, September 6, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
    The Perry County, Ky., native  was a former co-owner of the old Anchorage Hotel in Antiqua, West Indies and was a baptist.
    Survivors include two sons, Phillip E. McCulley and Andrew E. Holm, Jr., both of Scottsburg; two daughters, Sandra C. Holm of Scottsburg; and Catherine A. Basham of Ranstein, Germany; two sisters, Juanita McIntosh of Austin and Lena Broshears of Crothersville; eight grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 11, at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
    Burial was in the Spurgeon Cemetery.
    ELMER “RED RICE 67, Austin, died Tuesday, September 8, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Louisville, Ky.
    The Gays Creek, Ky., native served in the U.S. Army and Navy during the Vienam War.
    Survivors include sisters, Hazel Fufate of Austin, Geneva Fugate of Falmouth, Ky., Faye Little of Buckner, Ky., Martha Begley of Sparta, Ky., Katherine Caudill of Elyria, Ohio; brothers, Bert Rice of Austin, Robert Rice of Austin, several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 11,a t Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. Don Allen officiating.
    Burial will be in the Spurgeon Cemetery at a later date.
    On-line condolences may be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net
    CHRISTOPHER JASON MATTINGLY, 34, Clarksville, died Friday, September 4, at his home.
    The New Albany native worked at Texas Roadhouse in Clarksville as a server and a member of the Northside Christian Church in New Albany.
    Survivors include his a wife, Laura Perry Mattingly of Clarksville; his mother and stepfather, Vonnie and Timothy Jalbert of Elizabeth; a brother, Tim Mattingly of Corydon, a father and mother-in-law, Randy and Peggy Perry of Scottsburg.
    Services were conducted Tuesday, September 8, at Collins Funeral Home with cremation.
    MARGARET WELLS, 94, Scottsburg, died Tuesday, September 8.
    She was a member of the First Meridian Heights Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis; volunteered at Children's Museum' and volunteered at the Museum of Natural History.
    Survivors include a sister, Lavena George of Dekalb, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 12 at Stewart Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. The Rev. Jason Johns will be officiating.
    Burial will be in the Kimberlin Creek Cemetery.
    Online condolences may be made at www.stewartfuneralhome.net
    Memorial contribution s may be made to the Kimberlin Creek Cemetery Fund through the funeral home.
    AIDEN GLENN BOWLING, infant, Died at St. Vincent Women's Center in Indianapolis.
    Survivors include her mother, Andrea Lynn Bowling of Seymour; grandparents, Sherry Lynn Wright of Crothersville, Adriean Glenn Bowling of Seymour; great-grandfather, Astor L. Combs of Austin.
    Funeral services was conducted at Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville on Friday, September 11.
    Memorial contributions may be given to Adams Funeral Home.
    Online condolences may be given to the family at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com
    MENTIE NAOMI EPLEY-FRASER, 72, died Friday, September 4.
    She was a retired home health aide, and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Scottsburg.
    Survivors include her husband, Gary Fraser; children, Wanda Jenkins, Larry Epley, Doris Sheakley, Shirley Burton, and Carolyn Sue Batts; stepchildren, Matthew Fraser and Holly Sief; a brother, Terry Boman; and sister, Nancy Jeffries; 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.
    Funeral service was Tuesday, October 8, at Owen Funeral Home in Louisville. Burial was in the Louisville Memorial Gardens West.
    WANDA EDITH ALLEN GREEN, 85,  died Sunday, September 6, at The Waters of Clifty Falls, Madison.
    The Orange County native  had worked at Reliance Electric Company in Madison. She was a faithful member of the Wirt Baptist Church and served in the Ladies Missionary Circle and the Rebekah Lodge.
    Survivors include five daughters, Connie Day of Madison, Peggy Smith of Madison, Jeanie Sue LeGrand of Charleston, C.C., Mary Jo Walters of Hanover, Rose Conway of Madison; three sons, John LeGrand of Deputy; Jack LeGrand of Kent; Danny Green of Madison; sister, Millie Dailey of Madison; two step sons, Gene Green of Madison; Jim Green of Columbus; three step-daughters, Claris Addleman of Dupont; Donna Pulliam of Bardstown, Ky., Glenda Falor  of Edinburgh; 16 grandchildren; numerous step-grandchildren, step-grandchildren; step-great-great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 10, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centere in Madison. Officiated by the Rev. Troy Hedges, Bro. Leon Turner and Chris Hazelwood.
    Burial was in the Mt. Carmel Cemtery near Milton, Ky.
    Memorial contributions may be in her name to the Wirt Baptist Church through the funeral home.
    Online condolences may be made at www.morgan-nay.com
    FRANCIS DAVID EVERITT, 98,  Scottsburg, died Thursday, September 10, in Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
    The Sellersburg native was a former employee of the old Dupont Ammunition Plant in Charlestown and was also a farmer. He was a member of the Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church  and served in WWII in the U.S. Army.
    Survivors include his wife, Alice M. Glendy Everitt; a son, Arnold D. Everitt of Scottsburg; a daughter, Eliabeth E. Taylor of Scottsburg and several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 14, at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
    Burial was in the Everitt Family Cemetery.
    Memorial contirubitions may go tot he Everitt Family Cemetery Association in care of the funeral home.
    JIMMY WAYNE GAY, 57, Austin, died Thursday, September 10, at his residence.
    The Harlan, Ky., native was a member of the United Christian Church in Paris Crossing and worked at Morgan Foods for 30 years and then worked as a supervisor at Paradise Foods in Louisville.
    Survivors include his mother, Grace West Gay of Scottsburg; sisters; Bennie Smith of Austin, Henrietta Seal of Austin, Mary Katherine Gay of New Port News, Va., Janice Pratt of Austin and Jennie Witten of Austin; brothers, Jerry David Gay of Austin and Roy Irvin Gay of North Vernon; several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 14, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. Damon Marling officiating.
    Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
    Online condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net
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