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Obituaries - November 11, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:00

BEATRICE CAREY TIPPS, 76
STEVE KIRCHGESSNER, 55
NORMAN McRAE, 88
LORNA PARROTT SOUTHARD-KREIMER, 68
LAUREL A. DODGE, JR., 76
MURRIL LUSE, 86
MARSHELL R. STEWART, 59
DANIEL RAY FLOWERS, SR., 47
MADGE LYLES, 75
LILLIE M. LANHAM, 72
MYRTLE LORENE GILBERT, 81
GENE PAUL RAINES, SR., 64
EVA MAE DIXON, 90
MARY WANDA REYNOLDS, 74
TIMOTHY "RUDY" DUANE RUDOLPH, 41
ROBERT DIX REA, 21
SALOME F. "SALLIE" SHAPINSKY, 84
GARY LEE GRAVES, SR., 65
LINDA L. PACE, 61
JASON CURTIS McCOSKEY, 30
LOLA ANN MILLER, 70
MAX ELMER GAMBREL, 89
CARL ARVIS SPENCER, 81
MARGIE F. WHITE, 43
 


    ?BEATRICE CAREY TIPPS, 76, Wilson, North Carolina, died Thursday, October 29.
    She was preceded in death by two brothers, Stanley Carey and Everett Carey and a sister, Ruby Hill.
    Survivors include a daughter, Valerie Barnett of Danville, Kentucky; son, Jeff Tipps of Wilson, North Carolina and four grandchildren.
    Graveside services were held Thursday, November 5 at Crown Hill Cemetery. Weathers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    STEVE KIRCHGESSNER, 55, Talbott, Tennessee, formerly of Jeffersonville, died Monday, November 2 at his residence.
    He was an employee of Arvinmeritor, Inc. in Morristown, Tennessee.
    Survivors include his sister, Joyce McCoy of Marysville; brother, Wayne Kirchgessner of Floyds Knobs; five nieces and nephews and six great-nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Friday, November 6 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
    NORMAN McRAE, 88, Memphis, died Saturday, October 17 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    He retired after 38 years as a kiln burner for Louisville Cement and was also a block layer and mason. He served in the US Army during WWII, was a member of Memphis Community Church, American Legion Post 204 and the Henryville Masonic Lodge.
    He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Irene McRae; son, Larry McRae; two brothers, Howard and Vaughn McRae and half-sister, Helen Brown.
    Survivors include his son, Eddie McRae of Memphis; three daughters, Carole Shaw of New Washington and Rhea Jackson and Norma Powell both of Memphis; three brothers, Gene and John McRae both of Sellersburg and Maynard McRae of Florida; sister, Audrey Gambrall of Louisville; close friend, Betty Druin; 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, October 21 at Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg with burial in Silver Creek Cemetery.
    The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to American Legion Post 204 of Sellersburg.
    LORNA PARROTT SOUTHARD-KREIMER, 68, died Tuesday, November 3.
    She was a consummate and gifted hobbyist and an avid book lover and collector.
    Survivors include her children, Timothy Southard, Mark Southard, Sheryl Shaefer, Daniel Southard, Matthew Southard, Nathan Southard, Jennifer Kreimer, Lisa Seiler, Lorie Schaefer, Leslie King and Jeffery Kreimer; brother, Clyde Sonny Parrott; sister-in-law, Sue Southard; 30 grandchildren, 1½ great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Monday, November 9 at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society for Liver Research.
    LAUREL A. DODGE, JR., 76, Charlestown, died Wednesday, November 4 at Jewish Hospital.
    He was a port engineer for the American Commercial Barge Lines, a member of the Borden Masonic Lodge and the VFW Post 1429 and was in the US Army during the Korean War.
    He was preceded in death by a step-son, Jimmy Tucker; granddaughter, Sheila Cook and son, Larry E. Dodge.
    Survivors include his wife, Irene Dodge of Charlestown; son, Laurel A. Dodge III of Salem; sister, Sharon Kidd of Shelbyville, Kentucky; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Sunday, November 8 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery with graveside military service.
    MURRIL LUSE, 86, Salem, died Thursday, November 5 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    He was a retired contractor, President of CARE Pregnancy Center and a member of AGAPE Ministries Church.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Owens Luse and three brothers, Raymond, Harold and Leroy Luse.
    Survivors include his wife, Maxine Jones Cornwell Luse of Salem; two sons, David Luse of Salem and Jim Luse of Princeton; two step-sons, Mark and Denny Cornwell both of Bloomington; two step-daughters, Sheila Brewer of Bloomington and Jana Hawkins of Centerville; brother, Paul Luse of Bloomfield; sister, Thelma Raines of Temple, Texas; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, November 7 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
    The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to CARE Pregnancy Center, 807 W. Market St., Salem, IN 47167.
    MARSHELL R. STEWART, 59, Salem, died Wednesday, November 4 at Nortons Hospital in Louisville.
    He was a retired auto mechanic. He was a member of the old New Philadelphia Methodist Church, served in the US Air Force in the Vietnam War and had been a life resident of Washington County.
    He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd Thompkins and Richard A Stewart.
    Survivors include a son, Jesse Stewart of Salem; three brothers, William Thompkins of Plattsville, Alabama, Dale Thompkins of Salem and Ernie Stewart of Louisville; three sisters, Linda McKnight, Joyce Fultz and Paula Cheatham all of Salem; special friend, Verna Stewart of Salem; special little friend, Logan Collins of Salem and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
    Cremation was chosen with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery and no services were held. Dawalt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 240 Whittington Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40222.
    DANIEL RAY FLOWERS, SR., 47, Otisco, died Thursday, November 5 at his residence.
    He was a member of Charlestown Evangel Church.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Robert L. Flowers and son, Daniel R. Flowers, Jr.
    Survivors include his wife, Asizlee Middleton Flowers of Otisco; two sons, Brian Flowers of Otisco and Mathew Flowers of Charlestown; daughter, April Flowers of Otisco; mother, Ruth Flowers of Charlestown; three brothers, Robert Flowers, John Flowers and James Vanburen all of Charlestown; sister, Karen Siegrist of Floyds Knobs and a grandson, Blake Flowers-Hoskins.
    Services were held Tuesday, November 10 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
    MADGE LYLES, 75, Salem, died Friday, November 6 at Nortons Hospital in Louisville.
    She was a retired employee of the Washington County Veterans Office in Salem retiring after 20 years, was an employee with the Washington County Emergency Management Office and was devoted to her family and her veterans. She was a member of West point United Methodist Church in Salem and was a resident of Washington County for most of her life.
    She was preceded in death by two brothers, a sister and a grandson.
    Survivors include her husband, Paul Lyles; two sons, David and Charles Lyles both of Salem; two daughters, Karen McGinnis of Salem and Marsha Keeton of South Lyon, Michigan; four sisters, Nancy LaRoche of Sunbury, Ohio and Polly Ann Baird, Gladys Rubadue and Kathy Morris all of Salem; eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, November 9 at Salem United Methodist Church with burial in Franklin Cemetery.
    LILLIE M. LANHAM, 72, Salem, died Sunday, November 8 at Washington County Memorial Hospital.
    She was a member of Life Tabernacle Church.
    Survivors include her husband, Fred Lanham; three sons, Rick and Roland Lanham both of Pekin and Roger Lanham of Salem; daughter, Rayna Elrod of Salem; five brothers, Carl, Floyd, Ernie and Randy Balentine all of Pekin and Kenneth Balentine of Sellersburg; two sisters, Jean Churchman of Clarksville and Mary Ann Lang of Floyds Knobs; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, November 10 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
    MYRTLE LORENE GILBERT, 81, Charlestown, died Saturday, November 7 at Sellersburg Health & Rehab.
    She was a former waitress and member of the Full Gospel Church in Charlestown.
    Survivors include four sons, Robert A. Emerson of Modesto, California, Richard J. Emerson of Memphis, Paul Ison of Jeffersonville and Dexter Ison of Sellersburg; two daughters, Sondra Robison and Vicki Lutts both of Charlestown; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, November 11 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.
    GENE PAUL RAINES, SR., 64, Charlestown, died Saturday, November 7 at Veterans Hospital in Louisville.
    He was a former Staff Sergeant in the US Army having served in the Vietnam War.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Sherry Perkins; two sons, Gene P. Raines, Jr. of Fostoria, Ohio and Robert H. Raines of Nabb; two daughters, Jaime A. Striplin of Mt. Savage, Maryland and Gina L. O'Neil of Charlestown; four brothers, Norman Raines of Keyser, West Virginia, Gary Raines of Front Royal, Virginia, Richard Allen Raines of Trentwoods, North Carolina and Thomas Raines of Westernport, Maryland; five grandchildren and a great-grandson.
    Services were held Wednesday, November 11 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.
    EVA MAE DIXON, 90, Pekin, died Thursday, November 5 at Maple Manor Christian Home in Sellersburg.
    She was a member of Kentucky Avenue Church of Christ, was a retired employee of the Census Bureau in Jeffersonville, retiring in 1981, was a member of Huegenot Society, the 17th Century Daughters of American Colonist and Daughters of the American Revolution and was the former President of Colonial Dames and a Kentucky Colonel.
    She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Edward Harvey Dixon; son, Leland Allen Dixon; daughter, Linda R. Bigelow; three brothers, Kenneth, Kermit and Elmer Beams and a sister, Norma Hibbs.
    Survivors include a daughter, Janet Delores Brown of Newport Richie, Florida; two sons, Gerald Harvey Dixon of Sellersburg and Brent Leslie Dixon of Pekin; two brothers, Forrest Beams of Ft. Pierce, Florida and Charles Beams of Harrodsburg, Kentucky; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, November 9 at Pyke-Calloway Funeral Service in New Albany with burial in Pennsylvania Run Cemetery in Louisville.
    MARY WANDA REYNOLDS, 74, Scottsburg, died Sunday, November 8 at Scott Villa Living & Rehab Center in Scottsburg.
    She was retired from ICI America in Charlestown.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Reynolds.
    Survivors include two daughters, Mary Cooper and Rhonda Goodin both of Lexington; three sons, David and Rex Reynolds both of Jeffersonville and John Reynolds of Clarksville; sister, Lottie Collins of Hibernia; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, November 11 at Pyke Funeral Service in Henryville with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
    TIMOTHY “RUDY” DUANE RUDOLPH, 41, Henryville, died Friday, November 6 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
    He attended First Baptist Church in Henryville, worked for the census bureau in Jeffersonville, served in the US Army Air Force, was a 1985 graduate of Jeffersonville High School and an avid UK fan.
    Survivors include his parents, Paul Rudolph & Claudette Baugh Rudolph of Henryville; son, Seth Michael Johnson of Louisville; sister, Laura Holt of Henryville; two brothers, Brian Rudolph of Taylor Mill, Kentucky and David Rudolph of Clarksville; five nephews and four nieces.
    Services were held Tuesday, November 10 at Henryville First Baptist Church with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Pyke Funeral Service in Henryville was in charge of arrangements.
    ROBERT DIX REA, 21, Underwood, died Monday, November 2, in Terre Haute.
    He was a senior biomedical engineering student at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, where he was a member of the Lamda Chi Alpha Fraternity and served as the chairman of the alumni committee, was a founding member of the Vigo County Young Republicans Club and a member of Lick Branch Baptist Church in Deputy.
    Survivors include his mother and step-father, Cathy and Matt Sipe of Underwood, father, Thomas M. Rea of Deputy; two sisters, Alison Rea of Deputy and Rachel Rea of Underwood, a brother, Gerald Rea of Scottsburg; grandparents, Danny and Janice Sipe of Lexington
    Funeral service were Saturday, November 7, at Collins Funeral Home with visitation after 10 a.m.
    Burial will be in the Scottsburg Cemetery.
    SALOME F. “SALLIE” SHAPINSKY, 84, Scottsburg, died Monday, November 2, at the Hickory Creek Nursing Home.
    The Georgetown, S.C. Native was a registered nurse for Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, where she worked for 40 years retiring in 1999 and also the former co-owner of the old Shapinsky's Department Store in Scottsburg.
    She was a member of the Scottsburg Presbyterian Church and the Phi Beta Psi Sorority.
    Survivors include a son, Robert E. Shapinsky of Scottsburg; daughters, Martha E. Burns of Scottsburg; Sara L. Feltner of Austin, Joseph Frey of Marietta, Ga., and four grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 4, at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, with burial in the Scottsburg Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Scottsburg First Presbyterian Church in care of the funeral home.
    GARY LEE GRAVES, Sr., 65, Mitchell, died  Sunday, November 1, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
    The Jeffersonville native was a member of the New Bethel Church in Lexington. He worked as a social worker for both the states of Indiana and Kentucky. He obtained a master degree from U of L and was a licensed clinical social worker and had his master of pyschiatric medicine and was a life-long member of the Democrat party.
    Survivors include his wife, Patricia N. Livingston of Mitchell; two daughters, Susanna Driggers of New Albany, Tracy Parker of Louisville; two sons, Michael Graves of Jeffersonville and Gary Lee Graves of Floyds Knobs; two sisters, Kay Small of Underwood and Barbara Gotowska of Louisville; a brother, John Graves of Lexington; eight grandchildren.
    Memorial service will be held at New Bethel Church in Lexington  on Saturday, November 7, with the Rev. Stephen Loy officiating.
    At the family's request there will be no visitation.
    Burial will be private at the New Bethel Cemetery in Lexington.
    LINDA L. PACE, 61, Scottsburg, died Wednesday, October 28,
    The Pine Bluff, Ar., native was a homemaker and owned her own custom upholstery business. She was a member of the Greater Life Tabernacle in Scottsburg.
    Survivors include her husband, Roger L. Pace; daughter, Michelle Shelton of Scottsburg; a son, Jonathan Pace of Seymour; four grandchildren; sisters, Betty Willington of Jonesville, Ky., Mary Florek of Carmichael, Ca., Sue Barner of Channelview, Tx., two brothers, Larry Cliffton Reed of Cincinnati, Ohio and James Fred Reed of Camden, Ar.
    A memorial service was held Saturday, November 7, at Greater Life Tabernacle, in Scottsburg.
    Cremation rites have been chosen.
    Memorial contributions can be made to Greater Life Tabernacle in Scottsburg or to the donor's choice.
    Arrangements were handled by Burkholder Funeral Chapel in Seymour.
    JASON CURTIS MCCOSKEY, 30, Austin, died Thursday, November 5, in Louisville, Ky.
    He was a construction worker with McCoskey Siding and was a graduate of Scottsburg High School and attended Indiana University Southeast.
    Survivors included his wife, Sadie Sizemore McCoskey, his parents, Edward A. McCoskey and Penny L. Hayes Davis McCoskey of Scottsburg; sons, Brandon McCoskey, Micah McCoskey and Nathaniel McCoskey, all at home; half-brother, Ryan Davis of Georgia; step-daughter, Mancy Ella Sizemore; maternal grandparents, Don and Betty Hayes of Scottsburg; paternal step-grandmother, Lucille Zaring of Scottsburg
    Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 8, at Stewart Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Gwaltney officiating.
    Burial was in the Mount Cemetery.
    Memorial donations may be made in care of Stewart Funeral Home for the education fund for his children.
    Online condolences may be made at www.stewartfuneralhome.net.
    LOLA ANN MILLER, 70, Austin, died Friday, November 6, at the Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
    The Orleans native was a homemaker.
    Survivors include her husband, Earl R. Miller of Austin; two daughters, Cindy Pulliam of Sellersburg; and Donna J. Smith of Milltown; a son, Larry W. Abbott of Columbus; five stepsons, Norma L. Miller of Scottsburg; Marshall Miller of Austin; David E. Miller of Scottsburg; Daniel R. Miller of Soddy Daisy, Tn., and Timothy Miller of Jacksonville, Fl., brother, Bill Reister of Salem, Four grandchildren and one great-grandchild and several step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.
    Funeal services were conducted Monday, November 9, at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
    Burial was in the New Providence Cemtery.
    Memorial contribution may be made in care of Collins Funeral Home.
    MAX ELMER GAMBREL, 89, Tampico, died Sunday, November 8, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
    He is retired from Repp and Munt Construction Company and was a 58-year honorary member of the Mill Right Carpenter's Union in Columbus.
    Gambrel was a member of Seymour Christian Church and the VFW Post 1083 in Crothersville. He served in the United States Army.
    Survivors include three sons, Max Gambrel and Joseph Gambrel, both of Seymour and David Gambrel of Crothersville; two daughters, Phyllis Reeves of Columbus and Kathy Stidam of Seymour; 18 grandchildren; and 53 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Gambrel of Crothersville.
    Funeral services are today (Wednesday) at Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville at 11 a.m. Visitation is after 9 a.m.
    Burial will be in the Russell Chapel Cemetery.
    Memorial donations can be given to Alzheimer's Association or Russell Chapel Cemetery in care of Adams Funeral Home.
    Online condolences may be given to the family and a video tribute can be viewed at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com
    CARL ARVIS SPENCER, 81, Grand Rivewrs, Ky., died Saturday, November 7, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky.
    He was a retired venner buyer and logger. He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean Conflict. He receive the Silver Star and two purple hearts. He was a member of the American Legion Post 144 of Gilbertsville, Ky., and a member of the Disable American Veterans.
    Survivors include his wife, Mollie Cathern Murray Spencer of Grand Rivers, Ky.; two daughters, Karen Junell Nelson of Calvert City, Ky., and Cindy Renee Walton of Grand Rivers, Ky.; three sons, Daryl Arvis Spencer of Grand Rivers, Ky., James William Spencer of Grand Rivers, Ky., and Orbin Dale Spencer of Calvert City, Ky., 18 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren;  sisters, Lena Bailey of Scottsburg; Peggy Joyce Kloepfer of Lexington; Betty McClain of Shelbyville, Ky., Gladys Henson of Carrollton, Ky.; two brothers, David Spencer of Austin, Tx., and Ronald Spencer of Lexington.
    Arrangements were handled by Collier Funeral Home in Benton, Ky.
    Funeral was held Tuesday, November 10 with the Rev. Mike Donald officiating.
    Military rites and interment will follow in the Wilson Cemetery in Benton, Ky.
    Memorial contributions may be made tot he Pathway Baptist Church, P.O. Box 711 Calvert City, Ky., 42029
    MARGIE F. WHITE, 43, Scottsburg, died Sunday, November 8, at the University of Louisville Hospital.
    The Hazard, Ky., native was a former certified nursing assistant for Scott Villa Living Center and Hickory Creek Nursing Homes in Scottsburg. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Salem.
    Survivors include her husband, Daniel A. White; a daughter, Shay A. White of Scottsburg; mother and step-father, Bonnie and Jerry Stacy of Austin; sister, Suzette Sizemore, Scottsburg; sister, Jean Bowen of Austin, Franny White of Scottsburg; brother, Hobert Sizemore; and three nieces.
    Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church today (Wednesday). Visitation will begin at 10 a.m.
    Collins Funeral Home was in charge of the local arrangements.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Relay for Life of Scott County via the funeral home.
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