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Obituaries - January 27, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 January 2010 00:00
CONNIE J. RATTS, 61
BETTY J. (WEBER) BRYANT, 60
BETTY N. CULLEN, 80
SAMUEL ANDERSON, 77
DAVID W. WHITE, 27
JOYCE LUCILLE CORZINE, 71
ERNEST DEATON, 84
BETTY DAVENPORT, 65
JEWELL PARROTT THOMPSON, 87
TERESA LYNN DENNY, 57
EUGENE R. HARKONEN, 81
KATHY LEE DAVIS, 50
ARLAS NAPIER, SR., 89
CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL VERBLE-CAUDILL, JR., infant
GARY LEE HUKILL, 58
ROY WILSON WEBSTER, 88
JAMES WESLEY SWINFORD, 72
CHANIC "CHANCE" THOMAS LEISTER, 13
AUDREY JEAN SPICER, 74
 


    ?CONNIE J. RATTS, 61, Salem, died Friday, January 15 at The Waters of Salem.
    She was a homemaker and a member of West Side Church of Christ.
    She was preceded in death by her parents.
    Survivors include four brothers, Michael Ratts, Brian Scott Ratts, Phillip Ratts and Pat Wright all of Salem and a sister, Diana Terrell of Salem.
    Services were held Tuesday, January 19 at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem with burial in Kansas Cemetery.
    BETTY J. (WEBER) BRYANT, 60, New Albany, died Tuesday, January 19 at her residence.
    She was employed in maintenance at Wal-Mart in New Albany.
    She was preceded in death by her sister, Marilyn Ashley.
    Survivors include her mother, Bertha J.  (Murphy) Dietrich of New Albany; husband, David L. Bryant of New Albany; two daughters, Rebecca Glaze of Georgetown and Dianna Aubin of North Carolina; three sisters, Phyllis Kay Swartz of Depauw and Doris Rottet and Jeanine Rakes both of New Albany; brother, Kenny Weber of Georgetown; stepbrother, Allen Dietrich of Old Town, Florida; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Saturday, January 23 at Generations Funeral Home with burial in Edwardsville Cemetery in Georgetown.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
    BETTY N. CULLEN, 80, New Albany, died Monday, January 18 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    She was the former Betty Faith, was a 1947 graduate of Mauckport High School and attended The First Baptist Church in Pekin as well as Northside Christian in New Albany. She was a member of Ruth Rebecca's Lodge of the Independent Odd Fellows and VFW Post #1693 Ladies Auxiliary.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, William Paul Cullen; two brothers, Kenneth Timberlake and Richard Faith and three sisters, Florence Carver, Pauline Langdon and Imogene Bryant.
    Survivors include two sons, Paul Dale Cullen of Ashdown, Arkansas and Garry Kent Cullen of Floyds Knobs; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and close family friends Angie, Ruby and others.
    Services were held Friday, January 22 at Market Street Chapel of Seabrook, Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Home with burial in Fairview Cemetery.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society.
    SAMUEL ANDERSON, 77, Pekin, died Wednesday, January 20 at The Waters of Salem.
    He was a retired employee of the Town of New Pekin, was a Korean War Veteran and a member of the Pekin Fire Department for 16 years.
    Survivors include his wife, Molly Marie Emery Anderson; six sons, Greg, Timmy, Shannon, Bradley, Ellis and Sammy Anderson all of Pekin; four daughters, Madonna Hurst, Kimberly Thompson and April Magner all of Pekin and Sandra Simmons of Watkins, Minnesota; 40 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
    Services were held Saturday, January 23 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Martinsburg Cemetery with military honors.
    DAVID W. WHITE, 27, Campbellsburg, died Thursday, January 21 at his residence.
    He was a former construction worker and attended Acts Full Gospel Church in Borden.
    Survivors include his mother & stepfather, Nancy Jo and Baylor Wilder of Campbellsburg; father and stepmother, Billy David & Karen White of Beech Grove; sister, Jaclyn Emery of Campbellsburg; grandfather, Rev. David Skip Smith of Campbellsburg; three stepsisters, Amanda and Latasha Wilder both of Seymour and Caliana Taylor of Campbellsburg and a stepbrother, Cody Wilder of Seymour.
    Services were held Sunday, January 24 at Acts Full Gospel Church with burial in Hop Cemetery in Campbellsburg. Dawalt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the David W. White Memorial Fund c/o/ Acts Full Gospel Church, 4944 North West Washington School Road, Campebllsburg, IN 47108.
    JOYCE LUCILLE CORZINE, 71, Salem, died Thursday, January 21 at VW Medical Center in Louisville.
    She was a Navy veteran and a member of Salem Assembly of God.
    Survivors include her husband, James J. Corzine and two brothers, Robert and Ronnie Sours both of Tiffin, Ohio.
    Services were held Wednesday, January 27 at Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Weathers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    ERNEST DEATON, 84, Salem, died Thursday, January 21.
    He was a former employee of Smith Cabinet Company and a farmer. He was a member of Salem Church of Christ.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Jane Hague Deaton; three brothers, Ford, William and Luther Deaton and four sisters, Bertha Sullivan, Lillie Sullivan, Marie Wright and Maddie Bruce.
    Survivors include two sons, Rodney and Michael Deaton both of Salem; daughter, Cheyenne Tye of Salem; brother, Stanley Deaton of Salem; sister, Pauline Stephens of Salem; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, January 23 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Smedley Cemetery.
    BETTY DAVENPORT, 65, Georgetown, died Tuesday, January 19 at Lincoln Hills Nursing Home in New Albany.
    She was preceded in death by three brothers, Glasfryn, Edward “Ted” and Lyn Davies.
    Survivors include a son, Neil Davenport of York Town, Virginia; daughter, Debbie Cobb of Georgetown; three brothers, Irfon, John and Dilwlyn Davies; three sisters, Gwenyth Jones, Olwen Bevan and Mair Griffithd and five grandchildren.
    NO services were held. Gehlbach & Royce Funeral Home in Georgetown was in charge of arrangements.
    JEWELL PARROTT THOMPSON, 87, Salem, died Sunday, January 24 at Washington County Memorial Hospital.
    She was a retired employee of B.F. Goodrich and a member of Salem Baptist Church.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Parrott and a sister and granddaughter.
    Survivors include two sons, Marvin Parrott of Salem and Richard Parrott of Gilbert, Arizona; daughter, Bonnie Shell of Vallonia; sister, Christine Hughes of West Lafayette; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, January 27 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
    TERESA LYNN DENNY, 57, Hardinsburg, died Sunday, January 17.
    She was a member of Grace Assembly of God in Palmyra, a veteran of the US Air Force and a former employee of Jefferson County Public School Systems.
    Survivors include her parents, Leroy & Carolyn Denny of Floyds Knobs; two brothers, William Denny of Middletown, Kentucky and Martin Denny of New Albany; niece, Rachel and nephew, Stephen of Middletown, Kentucky.
    Services will be held Sunday, January 31 at Grace Assembly of God. Her body will be donated to the University of Louisville with burial at a later date. Arch L Heady & Son is in charge of arrangements.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Global Water Purification “Water Relief”, www.edgeoutreach.com or mail to Global Water Purification, 1500 Arlington Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 or sent to Haiti per Teresa's request.
    EUGENE R. HARKONEN, 81, Louisville, formerly of Clarksville, died Saturday, January 23 at his residence.
    He was a retired Civil Engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers.
    Survivors include his wife, Elsie Faye Harkonen; two daughters, Jeanine Harkonen Rohlke and Audrey Harkonen both of Columbus, Ohio; two sons, Arne Harkonen of Burlington, Vermont and John Harkonen of Louisville; brother, William Harkonen of Michigan; sister, Gayle Anderson of Michigan and grandson, Mathew Harkonen of Louisville.
    Graveside services will be held at Charlestown Cemetery at a later date. Grayson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy can be made in the form of donations to Hosparus of Louisville, 3532 Epraim McDowell Drive, Louisville, KY 40205.
    KATHY LEE DAVIS, 50, Floyds Knobs, died Friday, January 22 at her residence.
    She was a graduate of Charlestown High School and spent most of her working days as an Office Manager in the Wholesale Chemical Industry.
    Survivors include her son, Dillon Davis of Floyds Knobs; father, Walter Pittman of Ardmore, Alabama; mother and step-father, Freida & Larry Shaw of Charlestown and sister, Deborah Gibson of Charlestown.
    Services will be held Wednesday, January 27 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.
    Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Dillon Davis Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 326, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119. Please no flowers.
    ARLAS NAPIER, SR., 89, Nabb, died Thursday, January 21 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    He was a retired salesman, US Navy Veteran of WWII and a member of the Charlestown VFW and American Legion.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Jean Napier; son, Neil Napier; step-son, Lane Wingham; two brothers, Estil and Roy Napier and three sisters, Laura Hurt, Maude Stevens and Hazel Baker.
    Survivors include his daughter, Nadine Terry of Mitchell; son, Arlas Napier, Jr. of Lakeland, Florida; three step-daughters, Sharrona Lynn Dimmett of Salisbury, North Carolina, Glenda Joy Hamilton of Milton, Kentucky and Tina Wingham of Madison; brother, Burnet Napier of Frankfort, Kentucky; two sisters, Ida Miracle and Wanda Morgan both of Hazard, Kentucky and several grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, January 25 at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
    CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL VERBLE-CAUDILL, JR., infant, died Sunday, January 17, at Norton Healthcare Pavilion in Louisville,Ky.
    Survivors include parents, Christopher Caudill and Ashley Verble, both of Austin; grandparents, Mike and Pat Caudill of Austin and Jamie and Audrey Verble of Austin; great-grandparents, Roscoe and Cassie Barnett of Austin and Roy and Betty Caudill of Crothersville; and Janet and Vince Hoke of Salem and Dorothy and Gerhard Heimburger of Las Vegas, NV.
    Graveside service was Friday, January 22, at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin .
    Online condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net
    GARY LEE HUKILL, 58, Seymour, died Monday, January 18, at Schneck Medical Center.
    He wa a native of Seymour and ownsed Hukill Signs and Stuff and was a graphic designer. He was manager at the Seymour Waste and Water Treatment Plant for 10 years. He was a member of the National ASA Men's Industrial Slow Pitch 1980 Team
    Survivors include his father, Marlin “Bud Hukill ; sister, Vicki Sommer; brother, William Huckill; step-father, Leo E. VonDielingen; two nephews, two nieces and seven great nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were held Saturday, January 23, at Voss Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Rodriquez officiating.
    Burial was in the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon.
    Memorials may be written to the Jackson County Humane Society or the donor's choice.
    ROY WILSON WEBSTER, 88, North Vernon, died Monday, January 4, at his home in Jennings County.
    The Woodford County, Ky., native retired from Cumins Engine Company. He was on the advisory School Board for Lovett Township, he joined CCC, drove a Huckster grocery truck and worked at Morgan Packing Company in Austin, he also worked at Platter's Sewing and Furniture Shope and and on the railroad from Indianapolis to Cincinnati. He also worked on the B&O Railroad from Lovett to North Vernon and also worked cars at Greens Garage in Lovett, and worked as welder at NYCA in Butlerville, he also worked at the Proving Ground and Basca Manufacturing Company in Indianapolis. He served in World War II in the Air Force and he was on Tinian Island and watched the Enola Gay take off with the first Atomic bomb. He was a member of Tea Creek Baptist Church in Lovett Township in Jennings County.
    Survivors include his wife, Lida Marie Baker of Jennings County; a son, David Webster of Hope; two daughters, Pamela Anderson and Sally Webster, both of North Vernon; one sister, Nadine Downey of New Port Richey, Fl.; four grandchildren.
    Funeral service was Thursday, January 7, at the Tea Creek Baptist Church in Lovett Township in Jennings County with the Rev. Brian Anderson officiating.
    Dove-Sharp and Rudicel Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
    Burial was in the Vernon Cemetery with member of Matt Hester Post 2021 providing Military graveside rites.
    JAMES WESLEY SWINFORD, 72, Scottsburg, died Sunday, January 24, in Louisville, Ky.
    He was a retired supervisor for American Synthetic Rubber in Louisville and also a professional baseball umpire. He was a member of the Scottsburg United Methodist Church and Scott County Moose Family Center No. 2324.
    Survivors include a son, Rick Altemeyer of Ft. Meyer, Fl.; daughters, Dana Jo Adams of Louisville, Ky., Debra Lynne Hutchison of New Albany; step-sons, Richard Wayne Hundley of Louisville, Ky., Robin Dale Hundley of Crestwood, Ky.; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren;and five step-great-grandchildren.
    Services were conducted today (Wednesday) at Stewart Funeral Home in Scottsburg at 1 p.m.. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    The Rev. Linda Barnes Popham will officiate.
    Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery.
    Memorial donations may be made to the donor's choice in care of the funeral home.
    Online condolences may be made at www.stewartfuneralhome.net
    CHANIC “CHANCE” THOMAS LEISTER, 13, died Thursday, January 21.
    He attended Noe Middle School and he was in AP and STLP. He was a first class Boy Scout in Troop 234, Order of the arrow, and assistant senior patrol leader.
    Survivors include his parents, Rondalyn Whobrey and John Timothy Leister Sr., a sister, Miranda Leister; three brothers, Timmy Jr., Peyton and Braxten Leister; grandparents, Robert and Judith Whobrey and John and Patricia Leister.
    Funeral mass was at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 25, at the Good Shepherd Parrish, followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery. Officiating was Father John Burke.
    Memorial gifts may be made to Boy Scouts of America.
    AUDREY JEAN SPICER, 74, Deputy, died Sunday, January 24. in Jeffersonville.
    The Scottsburg native  was a homemaker and a member of Henryville Methodist Church in Henryville.
    Survivors include sisters; Lois Scott of Sacremento, Ca.,  and Francis Meadors of Lexington; sons, Dennis Boyd of Butlerville; David Brown of Lexington; Samuel Seay o f Jeffersonville; daughter, Jeannie Reisert of Underwood; daughters, Chilita Walters of Charlestown, Tina Wood of Jeffersonville
    Funeral services will be today (Wednesday) at New Chapel United Methodist Church in Underwood. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. at the church. Collins Funeral Home of Scottsburg was in charge of the local arrangements.
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