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Obituaries - February 3, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 February 2010 00:00
MURL RUTHERFORD, 83
ROBERT RUFING, 70
PATRICIA JOHNSON, 63
VIOLET L. SULLIVAN, 79
MARCUS L. SMITH, 58
STEPHANIE R. "BOO" (MOORE) FRANK, 44
PATTY L. BERRY CASWELL, 62
FRANCES L. KALUA, 85
ASHER GIBSON, 87
BARBARA J. YOUNG, 87
DORIS KNIES, 67
RALPH RAY NEACE, 53
JOHN L. DEATON, 61
ANNA GLENN FIELD HOWELL, 86
 


    ?MURL RUTHERFORD, 83, Salem, died Wednesday, January 27 at Meadowview Health Care Center in Salem.
    He was a retired employee of Blue River Services, Inc. and McDonalds Restaurant in Salem. He attended the Salem Assembly of God and had been a life resident of Washington County.
    He was preceded in death by a brother, Volney “Two Gun” Rutherford, a sister, Stella Bridgewater and an infant sister.
    Survivors include three brothers, Howard Rutherford of Orleans, Everett Rutherford of Salem and James Rutherford of Rochester Hills, Michigan; three sisters, Marjorie and Dorene Rutherford both of Salem and Flossie Louise Collins of Austin, Texas; several nieces, great-nieces, nephews and four great-nephews.
    Services were held Saturday, January 30 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial in Mount Hebron Cemetery in Scottsburg.
    ROBERT RUFING, 70, Greenville, died Monday, January 25 at the Veterans Medical Center in Louisville.
    He was a farmer and school bus driver in Floyd County, was a veteran of the US Marines and a member of Greenville Christian Church.
    Survivors include his wife, Ruth (Bennett) Rufing; two sons, Robert Todd and Troy J. Rufing; two daughters, Kristena Rufing and Tisha Naville; two brothers, Roger and Ronald Rufing; sister, Barbara Johnson and 12 grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, January 28 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Cremation was chosen with burial to be at a later date.
    PATRICIA JOHNSON, 63, Salem, died Tuesday, January 26 at Meadowview Health Care Center in Salem.
    Survivors include two daughters, Vanessa Elrod and Melissa Schocke both of Salem; parents, Bill & Geneva Drury; brother, Ferlin Drury of Pekin; three sisters, Beverly Drury of Salem, Joann Drury of New Albany and Maria Foster of Scottsburg; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Friday, January 29 at Salem Assembly of God. Weathers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    VIOLET L. SULLIVAN, 79, Salem, died Monday, January 25 at her residence.
    She was a retired laborer from Salem Mobile Home.
    She was preceded in death by four brothers and one son.
    Survivors include a daughter, Sonya Jackson of Summerville, South Carolina; three brothers, Jim Brunson of Mono, George Brunson of Las Vegas, Nevada and Charley Brunson of Hammond; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
    Cremation was chosen. Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    MARCUS L. SMITH, 58, Salem, died Monday, January 25 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    He was a photographer for Smith Mountain Antique Photography and a member of Life Tabernacle Church in Salem.
    He was preceded in death by his parents.
    Survivors include his wife, Laura Smith; son, Jeremy Smith; daughter, Gwen Smith; sister, Threse Jetter and two grandchildren.
    Services will be held at a later date. Weathers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    STEPHANIE R. “BOO” (MOORE) FRANK, 44, New Albany, died Sunday, January 24 at her residence.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Glenda Reid and brother, Brian Moore.
    Survivors include two daughters, Brandy N. Roller and Ashley B. Boule both of New Albany; brother, Mark Moore of New Albany; two sisters, Dana and Denise Moore both of New Albany; five grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.
    Services were held Friday, January 29 at Generations Funeral Home with private burial in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Borden.
    PATTY L. BERRY CASWELL, 62, Marysville, died Saturday, January 23.
    She was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Anna Saar and Peggy Busby.
    Survivors include her husband, Gary Caswell; two daughters, Angela Wyatt Newton and Catherine Caswell and two grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, January 28 at Green Acres Baptist Church. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    FRANCES L. KALUA, 85, Palmyra, died Monday, January 25 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    She was a desk clerk at the Days Inn in Sellersburg.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Sonny Kalua.
    Survivors include two sons, James Wallace Cecil of Salem and Charles Raymond Cecil of Louisville; two daughters, Rhonda Featheringill and Frances LaVerne Crecelius both of Palmyra; brother, Norman Lee Carter of Fairdale, Kentucky; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Sunday, January 31. Cremation was chosen with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery in Martinsburg. Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  
    ASHER GIBSON, 87, Salem, died Sunday, January 24 at his residence.
    He was a retired truck driver for the Washington County Highway Department and a former employee of the old Arvin Industries in Seymour. He served in WWII as a Private in the US Army and had been a resident of Washington County for the past 60 years, formerly of Leslie County, Kentucky.
    He was preceded in death by a sister and eight brothers.
    Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Wednesday, January 27 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery.
    BARBARA J. YOUNG, 87, Georgetown, died Thursday, January 21 in Venice, Florida where she resided for the past 20 years.
    She was retired from RCA after 33 years and was a lifelong member of the Eastern Star.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert L. Young and a brother, C.W. (Bud) Lyskowinski.
    Survivors include a son, James L. Young of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; daughter, Susan A. Hemming of Bala, Ontario, Canada and three grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, January 26 at Gehlbach & Royce Funeral Home in Georgetown with burial in Wolfe Cemetery in Georgetown.
    DORIS KNIES, 67, Charlestown, died Saturday, January 30 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    She worked for ICI for 28 years in the sewing and custodial area and was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Sellersburg.
    She was preceded in death by her parents and sister-in-law, Janet Knies.
    Survivors include a brother, David Knies of Charlestown and sister, Linda Knies of Charlestown.
    Services were held Wednesday, February 3 at St. Paul's Catholic Church with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society.
    RALPH RAY NEACE, 53, Scottsburg, died Saturday, January 23, at Scott Memorial Hospital.in Scottsburg.
    The Whitesburg, Ky., native worked as an auto mechanic.
    Survivors include sons, Raleigh Ray Neace of Scottsburg, Brack Justin Neace of Scottsburg, Felix Wayne Neace of Scottsburg, Taylor Raleigh Neace of Scottsburg; sisters, Janice Faye Chandler of Austin; Linda Sue Wilkins of Scottsburg, Nora Holt of Crothersville; brothers, Golden Cornett of Austin, Johnny Ray Neace of Austin, Ricky Lynn Neace of Austin, Richard Couch of Austin; three grandchildren.
    Funeral service was Friday, January 29, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. Larry Hatton officiating.
    Burial was in the Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
    Online condolences may be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net
    JOHN L. DEATON, 61, Little York, died Sunday, January 31, at the Washington Memorial Hospital in Salem.
    The Crockettsville, Ky., native was a farmer.
    Survivors include four brothers, Sam, Walter, Bill and Ronnie Deaton, all of Little York; two sisters, Ruth Mallory of Little York; Malvery McKim of New Albany; several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral service will begin today (Wednesday) at 1 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. today (Wednesday).
    Memorial contribution may be made through the funeral home to the Little York Schools Scholarship Fund.
    ANNA GLENN FIELD HOWELL, 86, Scottsburg, former resident of Deputy, died Sunday, January 31, at Scott Memorial Hospital.
    The Toulon, Il., native served as secretary/treasurer of the Southeastern Indiana Medical Record Association and also served as president. She also worked  in the S.S. Department at Morgan Packing Company in Austin and typing for an insurance agency there. She also worked at the American Central Factory in Connersville installing devices on airplaines. She also worked at Scott Memorial Hospital as a Director of Medical Reocres. She also served as the Director of Affirmative Action for the handicapped. She also was earned “Handicapped Professional Woman of the Year in Scott County by the Pilot Club. She also served in the Indiana and Michigan Pilot Club State Level Past treasurer. She was also a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Lexington.
    Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Marlene Broadus of Lexington, three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty marie Nay of Deputy, Martha Lee Stepanus of Lexington; brother, R. Dale. Field of Greenwood; several nieces and nphews.
    Funeral service will be Friday, February 5, at 1 p.m. at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centere in Madison with Pastor Steve Brackney of Scottsburg United Methodist Church officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, February 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. and and after 12 noon on Friday, February 5.
    Burial will be in the Springdale Cemetery in Madison.
    Online condolences may be sent via email at www.morgan-nay.com
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