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Obituaries - December 9, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 December 2009 00:00

MARY FRANCES "BABE" (ELLENBRAND) WEBBER, 77
DONALD WILLIAM BUSSEY, 74
CLAUDE E. (SONNY) RAINBOLT, JR., 57
DOROTHY E. DOUGHERTY, 80
DAMIAN CHASE HARTLEY, 14 months
DOROTHY MAE MARTIN, 82
KAREN J. SULLIVAN, 50
CHARLES GARDNER, 64
MERRILL J. "JERRY" KEMP, JR., 56
SBARE W. SMEDLEY, 97
FREDA LEA BUTLER, 50
FRANK LEROY CRUM, 78
KEACY EDWARD CHAPMAN, 66
JAMES DOUGLAS WHITEHOUSE, 51
LaVERAN LORENZ, 88
CAROL LYNNE THOMPSON, 54
JERRY DAVID MIZE, 57
MILLARD WHITEHEAD, JR., 70
CHRISTOPHER C. "CHRIS" CREECH, 43
SHIRLEY MUTCH, 88
CRYSTAL SUE GAY, 30
ERNEST EUGENE MAPPINS, 77
MARIE HERALD, 87
ROGER FIELDS, 85
LOIS M. SHEPARD, 84
GERTRUDE J. WOLKA, 85
 


    ?MARY FRANCES “BABE” (ELLENBRAND) WEBBER, 77, New Albany, died Wednesday, December 2 at her home.
    She was a long time member of Holy Family Catholic Church in New Albany. She worked at River View Towers in New Albany, retired after 34 years with the New Albany Housing Authority and met monthly with fellow graduates of New Albany High School.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald C. Webber, Sr.; sisters, Helen Sacrey and Loretta Ellenbrand and a brother, Edgar Ellenbrand.
    Survivors include her daughter, Pamela S. Ross of Floyds Knobs; two sons, Ronald C. Webber, Jr. of Floyds Knobs and Kurt Webber of Indianapolis; two sisters, Millie Harding of New Albany and Thelma Stumler of Floyds Knobs; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, December 5 at Holy Family Catholic Church in New Albany with burial in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Generations Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or Providence Self Sufficiency Ministries in Georgetown.
    DONALD WILLIAM BUSSEY, 74, Marysville, died Thursday, December 3 at his home.
    He was a member of Boilermakers Union and retired after 52 years from Essroc Cement.
    Survivors include three sons, Donald R. Bussey of Charlestown, Floyd W. Bussey of Scottsburg and Lloyd R. Bussey of Louisville; two daughters, Debra Gilbert of Marysville and Donna Burkhead of Charlestown; three step-sons, Greg, Tom and Mitch Hensley; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, December 8 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
    CLAUDE E. (SONNY) RAINBOLT, JR., 57, Campbellsburg, died Wednesday, December 2 at his residence.
    He was a member of the Hurstown United Methodist Church in Corydon, served in the armed forces in the US Army National Guard. He had been a resident of Washington County since 1963, formerly of Corydon, and was a 1970 graduate of Salem High School.
    He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Robert Rainbolt.
    Survivors include his mother, Nancy Rainbolt of Salem; two daughters, Elisha Rainbolt of Pekin and Claudia Rainbolt-Strange of Campbellsburg; brother, Alan Rainbolt of Campbellsburg; three sisters, Cheryl Hacker and Cynthia Rainbolt both of Salem and Patty Zink of Campbellsburg and a granddaughter.
    Services were held Saturday, December 5 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery with full military honors.
    Memorial contributions may be made to A.B.A.T.E. Of Indiana PO Box 665 Bargersville, IN 46106.
    DOROTHY E. DOUGHERTY, 80, Salem, died Wednesday, December 2 at Washington County Memorial Hospital.
    She was a retired employee of BF Goodrich and a former waitress at the Salem Bowling Alley.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dougherty; three brothers, Robert, Bruce and Jack Porter and three sisters, Imogene Porter, Jean Deaton and Betty Jackson.
    Survivors include a son, Jeffery Dougherty of Martinsville; daughter, Natasha Swingley of Bloomington; sister, Mary Lou Ledford of New Albany; two grandchildren and special companion, Bert.
    There will be a private burial. Weathers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Ronald McDonald House or Washington County Christmas Assistance Program.
    DAMIAN CHASE HARTLEY, 14 months, Nabb, died Wednesday, December 2.
    He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles Hartley, Johnny Hubbard, Richard Howe and Lois Bowyer.
    Survivors include his parents, Charles and Jessica Hartley of Nabb; sister, Destiney Hartley of Nabb; grandparents, Clifton & Karen Hartley of Canaan, Kathy & Mike Nava of Bennington and Michael & Vicki Bowyer of Nabb; great-grandparents, Emme Hartley of Madison, Wanda Webb of LaGrange, Kentucky, Sharon Howe of Lafayette and Wilma Hubbard of Blytheville, Arkansas.
    Services were held Saturday, December 5 at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with burial in Hibernia Cemetery.
    DOROTHY MAE MARTIN, 82, Jeffersonville, died Tuesday, December 1 at her residence.
    She was a member of the Living Water Hosue of Prayer in Charlestown.
    Survivors include two daughters, Charlotte Armour and Brenda Elzy both of Jeffersonville; two sons, Michael Martin of Clarksville and Matt Wesley Martin of Jeffersonville; two sisters, Pauline Sowder of Jeffersonville and Bernice Sowder of Broadhead, Kentucky; brother, Lonnie Lovings of Charlestown; 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
    Services were held Saturday, December 5 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery.
    KAREN J. SULLIVAN, 50, Charlestown, died Saturday, November 28 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital.
    She was a former LPN and a member of the Evangel World Prayer Center. She enjoyed making crafts and was a movie buff.
    She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Tyler and a sister, Sandra Campbell.
    Survivors include three daughters, Amanda Vest of Louisville, Hannah Sullivan of Charlestown and Hillori Sullivan of New Albany; two sons, Aaron Davis Sullivan of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Levi J. Sullivan of New Albany; mother, Edith Tyler of Charlestown; sister, Wanda Garmon of Charlestown; two brothers, Robert Tyler of Sellersburg and James Tyler of New Washington and four grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, December 2 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
    CHARLES GARDNER, 64, Salem, died Saturday, November 28 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Alfred, Harold and Willie Gardner and a sister, Marie Fortner.
    Survivors include three sisters, Goldie Chambers of Chase Riffle, Blanche Woodard of Bedford and Linda Walker of Borden.
    Graveside services were held Thursday, November 31 at Beech Grove Cemetery. Weathers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    MERRILL J. “JERRY” KEMP, JR., 56, Salem, died Friday, November 20 in Los Angeles, California.
    He attended Jeffersonville and Charlestown High Schools as well as Watterson College in Louisville. He served in the United States Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
    Survivors include his family, Lupe Kemp, John Kemp, Brandon Kemp and Chelsea Elizabeth Kemp; parents, Merrill J. Kemp, Sr. and Martha Kemp and sisters, Clara Thomas, Brenda Kemp and Linda Kemp.
    Services were held Friday, November 27 at Southern Hills Church with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors. Weathers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    SABRE W. SMEDLEY, 97, Salem, died Tuesday, December 1 at Meadowview Health Care Center in Salem.
    She was a retired employee of Salem High School cafeteria and a member of Big Spring Church of Christ.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, E. Paul Smedley; son, Gerry Smedley; three brothers and a granddaughter.
    Survivors include a son, Norman E. Smedley of Englewood, Florida; two daughters, Barbara Elliott of Salem and Eva K. Hurst of Pekin; brother, Mitchell Jones of Salem; sister, Elsie Bradley of Louisville; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, December 5 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Franklin Cemetery.
    FREDA LEA BUTLER, 50, Scottsburg, died Sunday, November 29 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
    Survivors include her husband, Robert Butler of Scottsburg; three sons, Robert John Butler of Jeffersonville, T.C. Butler of Scottsburg and JC Swallows of Crossville, Tennessee; two daughters, Destaney Johnson of Austin and Pam Miller of Crossville, Tennessee; mother, Bessie Ann Harris; two sisters, Kathy Allen of Bradford, Vermont and Debbie Hutchins of Scottsburg; two brothers, William Harris, Sr. of Scottsburg and Lloyd Harris, Jr. of Deputy and 14 grandchildren.
    Cremation was chosen and graveside services were held Thursday, December 3 at Kimberlin Creek Cemetery in Scottsburg. Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown was in charge of arrangements.
    FRANK LEROY CRUM, 78, Jeffersonville, died Saturday, November 28 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    He was a retired janitor with the West Clark School System and was the animal control officer in Clark County.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Crum; daughter, Sandra Kay Crum; infant son, Dale Eugene Crum and brother, Charlie Crum.
    Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Justice and Betty J. Mahoney both of Jeffersonville; son, Gabriel L. Crum of Jeffersonville; three brothers, Roger Crum of Hibernia, Marvin Crum of Jeffersonville and Peter Crum of Ohio; four sisters, Jessie Snapp and Judy Cardwell both of Hibernia, June Nolan of Clarksville and Joe Pavlina of Ohio; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, December 2 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in the old Salem Cemetery.
    KEACY EDWARD CHAPMAN, 66, Henryville, died Tuesday, December 1 at his residence.
    He was a member of Willey's Chapel Church in Borden and worked as a brick mason.
    He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Chapman.
    Survivors include his wife, Martha Chapman of Henryville; two daughters, Debbie Cavanaugh and Alicia Spaw both of Henryville; son, Troy Chapman of Henryville; two sisters, Betty Miller and June Basham both of Henryville; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, December 3 at Willey's Chapel Church in Borden with burial in Forest Grove Cemetery in Borden. R.D. Pyke Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
    JAMES DOUGLAS WHITEHOUSE, 51, Charlestown, died Thursday, December 3 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital.
    Survivors include his wife, Wanda Sulzer Whitehouse of Charlestown; son, Jason Whitehouse of Charlestown; daughter, Kelley McCutcheon of Charlestown; two brothers, Darrell Scott Whitehouse of Charlestown and Kenneth Whitehouse of Corydon and three grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, December 7 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
    LaVERAN LORENZ, 88, Charlestown, died Thursday, December 3 at her home.
    She was a member of the Hibernia Christian Church, a 58 year member of the Owen Township Homemakers Club, board member of Farm Bureau, Inc., member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Sellersburg for 63 years and a board member of the Owen Creek Cemetery Association.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Lorenz, Jr. and a son, Kevin Lorenz.
    Survivors include two sons, Vernon Lorenz of Charlestown and Larry Lorenz of Spirit Lake, Idaho; daughter, Helen Sue Sneed of Sellersburg; four grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, December 7 at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with burial in Owen Creek Cemetery.
    CAROL LYNNE THOMPSON, 54, Sellersburg, died Friday, December 4 at Sellersburg Health and Rehab.
    She was a member of North Charlestown Church of God.
    Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Wanda & Billy Deaton of Charlestown; sister, Carmen “Amy” Martin of Charlestown; nephew, John Taylor of Charlestown; two aunts, Margaret Hall of Indianapolis and Josephine McConnell of Richmond and nine cousins.
    Services were held Monday, December 7 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
    JERRY DAVID MIZE, 57, Austin, died Monday, November 30, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
    He was a native of Blue Diamond, Ky.
    Survivors include his daughter, Ashley Mize of Scottsburg; sons, Jeremy Mize of Crothersville and David Mize of Austin; sisters, Sue Campbell of College Corner, OH., Oleda Woods of Oxford, OH., Liz McQueen of Winchester, Ky., Francis McIntosh of Winchester, Ky., Reva Thompson of Yerkes, Ky., Betty Adams of Corbin, Ky.; brothers: Chester Mize of Circleville, OH., Bert Mize of Taylorsville; Pat Mize of Busy, Ky., Tony Mize of Krypton, Ky; three grandchildren.
    Funeral service was Friday, December 4, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. Bob Vance officiating.
    Burial was in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin.
    Online condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net
    MILLARD WHITEHEAD, JR., 70, Austin, died Sunday, November 29, at Waters of Scottsburg.
    He was a native of Hazard, Ky.
    Survivors include his sister, Clara Couch of Austin; brother, Elisha Whitehead of Austin, several nieces and nephews.
    There were no services. Buchanan Funeral Home of Austin was in charge of the arrangements.
    Burial was in the Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
    Online condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net
    CHRISTOPHER C. “CHRIS” CREECH, 43, Deputy, died Sunday, November 29, at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.
    The Jefferson County native. He was employed with Ben Franklin in Seymour. He also worked at Lowe's Distribution in North Vernon, he was a member of the Deputy United Methodist Church and served as the Young Peoples Sermonette Leader.
    Survivors include his wife, Sheila Lollis Creech of Deputy; his mother, Carolyn Perkins Creech of Deputy; his brother, Dallas Creech of Scottsburg; his sister, Stacy Frazier of Deputy; several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were held Thursday, December 3, at Deputy United Methodist Church with the Rev. Howard V. Bell and the Rev. Michael V. Irvine officiating.
    Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison was in charge of the arrangements.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Deputy Youth of Deputy United Methodist Church or the Youth Bowling League Scholarship, contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
    On-line condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com.
    SHIRLEY MUTCH, 88, Austin, died Sunday, December 6, at her home.
    She was a native of Hazard, Ky.,
    Survivors include daughters, Mary Adams of Austin; Danielle Mutch of Labelle, Fl.; sons, Roger Williams of Austin; David John Mutch of Cape Coral, Fl.; sisters, Patsy Burchfield of Austin; Viola Mauthe of Austin, Fern Johnson of Austin; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be Thursday, December 10, at 11 a.m. at Buchanan Funeral Home wit the Rev. Richard Lowe officiating.
    Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m Thursday.
    Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
    Online condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net
    CRYSTAL SUE GAY, 30, Scottsburg, died Friday, December 4, in automobile accident in Scottsburg.
    She was an assistant manager for the Travel Centers of America Restaurant in Seymour and also the former store manager for the Pizza Hut in Scottsburg. She attended the Cornerstone Baptist Church and was a volunteer for the American Red Cross Blood Drive.
    Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Maggie and Joe Green of Scottsburg; three brothers, Roger D. Gay and Joshua A. Gay, both of Scottsburg; Chris P. Gay of Louisville, Ky., step-sister, Elizabeth Berry and step-brother, David Green, both of Louisville; three nephews; four godchildren.
    A celebration of Life with a reception to follow will be held on Saturday, December 12, at 3 p.m. at the Cornerstone Baptist Church, located at 221 W. Kurtz Road in Hanover. Cremation was chosen.
    Memorial contributions may be made to We Care in care of Collins Funeral Home.
    ERNEST EUGENE MAPPINS, 77, Clarksville, died Sunday, December 6, at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    The Nabb native worked as a payroll officer for the Naval Ordinance was a member of Walnut Ridge Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
    Survivors include his wife, Betty Hodges Mappins of Clarksville; sons, Robert E. Mappins of Charlestown; James L. Mappins of Clarksville; daughters, LuAnn Snawder of Jeffersonville; Jane K. Lewis of Scottsburg; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 9, from 2 to 8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Thursday.
    MARIE HERALD, 87, Scottsburg, died Thursday, December 3.
    The Barwick, Ky., native was a retired timekeeper from Morgan Packing Company in Austin and a homemaker. She was a member of Hill Street Baptist Church and Morgan Packing Company 40+.
    Survivors include son, Thomas A. Herald of Scottsburg; brother, James William Herald of Campbell, Ky., sister, Matilda Turner of Ft. Thomas, Ky., two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; Funeral service were held Saturday, December 5, at Stewart Funeral Home of Scottsburg with Granville Barger officiating.
    Burial was in the Scottsburg Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be made in care of Stewart Funeral Home.
    On-line condolences may be made to www.stewartfuneralhome.net
    ROGER FIELDS, 85, Austin, died Saturday, December 5, at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour.
    He was a native of Happy, Ky.,  and worked for Arvins and Morgan's packing Company. He is a retiree of Cummins Engine Company.
    Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Robison of Deputy; Jeannie Atkins of Austin; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, E.C. Fields of Austin; one sister, Marie Miller of Franklin.
    Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 8, at Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville. Burial was in the New Providence Cemetery. Memorial donations can be given to New Providence Cemetery, in care of Adams Funeral Home.
    Online condolences may be given to the family and video tribute can be viewed at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com
    LOIS M. SHEPARD, 84, Austin, died November 25, in Jeffersonville.
    She was a restaurant manager and former manager/owner of Lanes Restaurant and a parts runner for Miller Heating.
    She was a member of the V.F.W., Rebekah Lodge, Scott Memorial Hospital Guild and attended Austin Christian Church and was a member of the Austin Senior Citizens.
    Survivors include her son, Michael Eugene Everitt of Indianapolis; daughters, Connie E. Kottkamp of Greenfield, Diane Yevonne Abbott of Indianapolis; brothers, Clinton Sarver of Salem; Loren Dean Sarver of Edinburgh; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 28, at Stewart Funeral Home with David Huey officiating.
    Burial was in the Scottsburg Cemetery.
    Online condolences may be made at www.stewartfuneralhome.net.
    GERTRUDE J. WOLKA, 85, Vallonia, died Sunday, November 22, at her home.
    She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Vallonia. She was a member of the LWML and 60 Plus and Minus Group at the Church. She worked as a registered nurse at the Lutheran Community Home in Seymour.
    Survivors include sons, Brian Wolka of Seymour, Terril Wolka of Scottsburg; daughters, Debra Lambert of Seymour; Jan Blomenberg of Seymour; Susan Engelbrecht of Collinsville, Il.; brother, Erman Shoemaker of Vallonia; sisters; Mildred VonDielingen of Seymour, Paula Fuhrmann of Decatur.; Althea  Sholtis of Highland, Il.; 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 25, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Eric Ahlemeyer officiating.
    Burial was in t he Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
    Johnson Funeral Home of Vallonia was in charge of the arrangements.
    Memorial contributions may be given to Lutheran School o f donor's choice, Heart-4-Haiti Mission or Schneck Medical Center Hospice.
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