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Obituaries - July 16, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 July 2008 00:00

NORMAN WAYNE "MOPE" McKINLEY, 80
SEAN PATRICK WIMSATT, 15
DENISE A. (CULLEN) SHAW, 53
GROVER E. SMITH, 84
THELMA ROBINSON, 68
KATHLEEN E. BOOKER, 84
THOMAS EDWARD HAHN, 63
EDWARD J. "ED" WISE, 83
JAME F. CHEEK, 76
MARK A. WRIGHT, 45
AMANDA D. HOPKINS, 73
BETTYE JANE CAMPBELL, 76
EVELYN NEWBY, 89
RAYMOND E. LUSE, 95
LEON C. COX, 74
BETTY DARLENE SULLIVAN, 58
RUTH E. MEDLOCK, 78
MICHAEL DAVID PRATHER, 45
AROVINIA RAKIN, 83
BILLY RANKIN, 81
VERNON LAYTON, 55
DEWEY CARMON PARKER SR., 76
MARIAN J. RAGLAND, 79
KATRINA K. BARD, 45
BRANDEL L. NAPIER, 42
SAMUEL E. NOWLIN, 87
BESSIE LEODA WILLIAMS, 94
HOWARD SANDERS JR., 89
LUTHER MURRAY SR., 72
DUANE LINDSEY CASE, 52
MARY CAROL WHITE, 56
 

 

    ??   ?NORMAN WAYNE “MOPE” MCKINLEY, 80, Borden, died Wednesday, July 2,  at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    He graduated from Borden High School. He served in the Army. He was also a member of Martinsburg Church of Christ, and a retiree of General Electric in Louisville.
    He was an avid I.U. basketball fan, hunter, fisherman, and storyteller.
    Survivors include his wife, Polly McKinley; son, Gary Dennis McKinley; and two grandchildren, all from Borden.
    Services were held Sunday, July 6, at the Martinsburg Church of Christ. Burial followed in the Martinsburg cemetery. Love Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Martinsburg Church of Christ.

    SEAN PATRICK WIMSATT, 15, Floyds Knobs, died Sunday, July 6.
    He was a member of Northside Christian Church in New Albany, was a sophomore at Floyd Central High School and had played on the football team as a freshman.
    Survivors include his parents, Michele R. and James M. Wimsatt Jr.; brother, Ryan Wimsatt; sister, Regan Wimsatt; grandparents, Susan and James M. Wimsatt Sr., all of Floyds Knobs; and great-grandparent, Evelyn Walker, Scottsburg.
    Services were held Thursday at the Kraft Funeral Chapel, with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.

    DENISE A. (CULLEN) SHAW, 53, Floyds Knobs, died Monday, July 7.
    Funeral Services were held Friday, July 11, at Trinity United Methodist with Market Street Chapel, Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Trinity UMC or the Floyd County Animal Rescue League.

    GROVER E. SMITH, 84, Salem, died Friday, July 4, at Washington County Memorial Hospital.
    He was a retired high school history teacher and guidance counselor. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Blue River Masonic Lodge #457, Washington County Hospital Auxiliary, Sons of the American Revolution, Washington County Historical Society, Friends of the Library, Horner’s Chapel Cemetery Association, Lee County, Virginia Historical Society, Indiana Historical Landmarks Foundation and a former member of the Washington County Cemetery Association.
    Survivors include a brother, Hugh Smith, Camden, SC.; a niece, Chandra Smith, Columbia, SC.; cousins; and many friends.
    Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 9, at Salem United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Horner’s Chapel Cemetery near Fredericksburg. Weather’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy can be made to Washington County Historical Society or Salem United Methodist Church.

   THELMA ROBINSON, 68, Salem, died Saturday, July 5, at her home.
    She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Pekin.
    Survivors include two daughters, Rogetta Burns, Salem; Dawn Hamilton, Orleans; four sisters, Freeda Renier, Wabash; Maxine Sanders, Lakemont, GA.; Geneva Jackson, Pekin, and Fleta Garris, Birdseye; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, July 9, at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem. Burial followed at Mill Creek Cemetery.

    KATHLEEN E. BOOKER, 84, Campbellsburg, died Wednesday, July 2, at Washington County Memorial Hospital.
    She was a member of Mt. Carmel Christian Church.
    Survivors include four sons, Don Landreth, Liston; Robert Booker, Orleans; Ronnie Booker, Norman; and Leland Booker, Bedford; a daughter, Sally Shaffer, Brownsburg; a sister, Mary Lou Taylor, Orlando, FL.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
    Funeral Services were held Sunday, July 6, at Weathers Funeral Home and burial followed in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

    THOMAS EDWARD HAHN, 63, Henryville, died Friday, July 4, at the University of Louisville Hospital.
    He worked as an Assembly Worker in Louisville and was a graduate of Henryville High School.
    Survivors include, his wife, Frances Griffin Hahn; daughter, Kelli Connolly, Henryville; son, Kym Hahn, Henryville; sisters, Mary Richardson, North Vernon and Martha Gasser, Little York; brothers, Pete Hahn, Little York and Freddie Hahn, Scottsburg; and seven grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held at R.D. Pyke Funeral Service in Henryville on Tuesday, July 8. Burial followed at Otisco Cemetery in Otisco.

    EDWARD J. “ED” WISE, 83, Salem, died Friday, July 4.
    Cremation was chosen and arrangements were made by Market Street Chapel, Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes.

    JAME F. CHEEK, 76, Hardinsburg, died Monday, July 7, at the Hosparus in-patient care in Louisville.
    Survivors include, James, Claude, Eddie and Marvin Cheek, all of TN., and Kenneth Cheek, KY.; three daughters, Jane Winkler, Kathy Bills, and Evon Winkler; five sisters; 29 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, all of TN; and close cousin Lou Ann Hensley and Close Friend Jerry Lambert.
    Love Funeral Home was of Palmyra in charge of arrangements, cremation was chosen. As burial, cremation will be scattered on grave in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Fredericksburg.

    MARK A. WRIGHT, 45, New Albany, died Tuesday, July 8, at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon. Through his generosity, many have benefitted from his decision as an organ donator.
    He was a self-employed contractor.
    Survivors include his wife, Pam Wright; two daughters, Erica Rollins, Palmyra and Amy Knight, New Albany; two sons, Tyler and Slade “Alex” Wright, Palmyra; two sisters, Carolyn Lindsey, New Albany and Nancy Summers, Georgetown.
    Funeral Services were held Saturday, July 12, in the Paul F. Kraft, Sr. Memorial Chapel at Generations Funeral Home. Burial followed at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
   
    AMANDA D. HOPKINS, 73, Scottsburg, died Wednesday, July 9, in Washington County Memorial Hospital.
    She was a homemaker, a member of the Faith Christian Center in Salem and had been a resident of Washington County for most of her life.
    Survivors include her son, James Larry Hopkins, Salem; two daughters, Linda K. Dwyer, Scottsburg, Sandra Kidd, Scottsburg; two brothers, George Smith and Clarence Smith, both of KY.; two sisters, Escline Young, Pekin, Lois Schular, OH.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
    Graveside services were held Friday, July 11, at Blue River Baptist Church Cemetery.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 2495 Walnut Street Pike, St.. 100 Bloomington, IN 47401.

    BETTYE JANE CAMPBELL, 76, Salem, died Thursday, July 10.
    Funeral services were held Saturday, July 12, at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home.

    EVELYN NEWBY, 89, Salem, died Thursday, July 10.
    Funeral Services were held Sunday, July 13, at Hughs-Taylor Funeral Home.

    RAYMOND E. LUSE, 95, Salem, formerly Los Angeles, CA., died Friday, July 11 in Washington County Memorial Hospital.
    He was a member of the Christian Life Baptist Church in Salem and a resident of Washington County since 1951.
    Survivors include one daughter, Sherri Mitchell, Salem; one sister, Thelma Raines, TX.; two brothers, Murril Luse, Salem and Paul Luse, Bloomfield; and one grandson.
    Funeral services were held Sunday, July 13, at Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem. Burial followed at Crown Hill Cemetery.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Washington County Senior Citizens Center, 1705 North Shelby Street, Salem, IN 47167.

    LEON C. COX, 74, Charlestown, died Sunday, July 6, at Scottsburg Health Care.
    He was retired from Brown and Williamson Co. in Louisville, a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Charlestown V.F.W. and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
    Survivors include his wife Louise Zollman Cox; sons, David Cox, Nabb, and Nelson Cox, Jeffersonville; sisters, Ruby Wynn, Rome, GA., and Dorothy Kallam, Louisville; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 8, at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Barnes Cemetery in Nabb.
    Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Vista Care.

    BETTY DARLENE SULLIVAN, 58, Borden, died Thursday, July 3, at her home.
    She was a homemaker, and a life resident of Washington County.
    Survivors include her mother, Betty Albertson, Borden; three sons, Troy Wilson, Sellersburg, Tony Sullivan Jr., Palmyra and Todd Sullivan, Borden; two sisters, Patricia Russell, Pekin, and Joyce Sampson, Boaz, AL.; one brother, Jerry Emery, Borden; and four grandchildren.
    Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem, was in charge of arrangements. Cremation was chosen and services were held at the Iron Bridge in Pekin, Thursday, July 10.

    RUTH E. MEDLOCK, 78, Jeffersonville, died Wednesday, July 2, in Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
    She was a member of the Henryville Church of Christ, a life resident of Clark and Washington counties, and was a graduate from Salem High School. She was also a retired employee of Clark Memorial Hospital.
    Survivors include two sons, James T. Pickerill, Charlestown, and Daniel L. Pickerill, Scottsburg; five daughters, Vickie Sue Kingstone and Donna Ree Kaufman both of Louisville, Marsha Jayne Hardman, Lewisburg KY., Debra Gay Frye, Clarksville AK., and Laura Gale Pickerill, Jeffersonville; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, July 7 at Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem. Burial followed at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.

    MICHAEL DAVID PRATHER, 45, Charlestown, died Wednesday, July 2, at Rochester Methodist Hospital in Minnesota.
    He was a Silver Creek High School graduate and graduated from electronics school in Louisville. He was a splicer for AT&T. He was also a member of the Hamburg Church of Christ.
    Survivors include his father, Paul David Prather, Sellersburg; mother, Marilyn Chastain Prather, Jeffersonville; wife, Patricia A. Prather, Charlestown; sons, Mathew Paul Prather, Steven D. Lawson Jr. and Joseph M. Lawson; brother, Eric Kent Prather, Greenville; sister, Jan Michele Rios, Jeffersonville; aunts, Helen Prather LaMaster and Joann Cash; and uncles, Victor E. Prather, Earl E. Prather and Gene Chastain.
    Funeral services were held Monday, July 7, at Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg. Burial followed at Silver Creek Cemetery.
    Expressions of sympathy can be made to Hamburg or Sellersburg Church of Christ.

    AROVINIA RANKIN, 83, Sellersburg, died Tuesday, July 1, at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    She was a native of Carrollton, KY., a retired administrator with the Bacons Department Stores and former Secretary Treasurer and long time member of Charity Community Church in Clarksville.
    Survivors include two sons, William Boyd Rankin and Mikell Rankin Baize; two daughters, Teresa Hoffman and Betsy Lee Rankin, all of Sellersburg; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sister, Luetta Leep, Carrollton, KY.
    Funeral services were held Monday, July 7, at Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany. A private entombment followed at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park Chapel of the Cross in New Albany.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Charity Community Church of Serenity House at 208 Sunset Ave., Clarksville, IN  47129.

    BILLY RANKIN, 81, Sellersburg, died Saturday, July 5, at his residence.
    He was a native of Grants, KY., retired salesman for Kentuckiana Mack, after trucking for 60 years. He was very active in the “AA” program of Southern Indiana and was instrumental in the founding of the Serenity House/Recovery Complex of Southern Indiana, where he also served as a board member. He was a deacon and trustee of Charity Community Church, a board member of the Token Club and Southern Indiana Mental Health Center, and a 32nd degree mason.
    Survivors include two sons, William Boyd Rankin, and Mikell Rankin Baize; two daughters, Teresa Hoffman, and Betsy Lee Rankin, all of Sellersburg; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sister in-law.
    Funeral Services were held Wednesday, July 9, at the Kraft Funeral Chapel, with private entombment at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Charity Community Church or Serenity House, 208 Sunset Ave, Clarksville, IN 47129.

    VERNON LAYTON, 55, Charlestown, died Saturday, July 5.
    Services were held Tuesday, July 7, at the Christ Chapel at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Garr Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

    DEWEY CARMON PARKER, SR., 76, Charlestown, died Monday, July 7, at Norton Suburban Hospital.
    He was an Army Veteran, a retiree of American Air Filters, a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, and was an avid traveler.
    Survivors include his wife, Sally Rose Billharz Parker; three daughters, Ella Marie Ryan, Margaret Cahn, and Lorrie Wood; a son, Dewey C. Parker Jr.; six grandchildren, Jennifer, Parker, Nicki, Katie, Carmon and Sydney; great-granddaughter, Samantha Rae; five sisters, Wilma Bell, Ann Sellers, Doris Newmon, Mary Correll and Sarah Parker;
    Funeral services were held Thursday, July 10, at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in St. Stephen’s Cemetery in Louisville.

    MARIAN J. RAGLAND, 79, Clarksville, died Friday, July 4, at her home.
    She was a housewife and was a member of Women of the Moose Lodge Chapter 499 of Brandenburg, KY.
    Survivors include four sons, John G. Jr., Loda, IL., Gary L., Clarksville, Larry R., Georgetown, and Daniel L., Ragland, Sellersburg; five daughters, Donna Williams, Brandenburg, Sharon A. Bishop and Janice M. Estep, both of Clarksville, Deborah R. Raymond, Louisville, and Patricia A. Humphrey, New Albany; 29 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 8, at St. Anthony of Padua in Clarksville, with burial in New Albany National Cemetery. Chapman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus of Southern Indiana.

    KATRINA K. BARD, 45, Jeffersonville, died Monday, July 7.
    Survivors include two sons, John Ryan Bard, Smyrna, GA.; James Tyler Bard, Jeffersonville; her mother and step-father, Mary and Clarence Higdon, Jeffersonville; two sisters, Cathy Mitchell, Jeffersonville and Theresa Fitzpatrick, Allen, TX.; and a nephew, Nicholas Mitchell, Jeffersonville.
    Open house was held July 12 at the home of her mother and step-father in Jeffersonville. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

    BRANDEL L. NAPIER, 42, Austin, died at University of Louisville Hospital on Saturday, July 12, of injuries received in a two-vehicle accident near Scottsburg.
    He was a native of Englewood, Ca., and was a foreman for B&D Communications Inc. in Underwood.
    Survivors include two sons, Bryan M. Napier and Ryan L. Napier, both of Austin; his father and stepmother, Bruce and Pamela Napier of Underwood; three brothers, Bruce Wayne Napier of Louisville, Ky., Stanley Sawyer of Brownstown and Todd Napier of Memphis; and two sisters, Brenda Kerwin of Murfreesboro, Tn., and Niki Napier of Henryville.
    Calling today (Wednesday) is planned at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg from 11 a.m. until the funeral service at 1 p.m. Pastor Dan McDonald will officiate at the service.
    Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to assist his children.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.

    SAMUEL E. NOWLIN, 87, Scottsburg, died on Saturday, July 12, at his home.
    A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was born in Oldham County, Ky. He was a retired dairy farmer, retired self-employed truck driver and former owner of the old Lexington Feed Mill. He attended Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church near Lexington.
    Survivors include a son, Robert E. Nowlin of Lexington; five daughters, Donna E. Smith of Indianapolis, S. Diane Graham of Austin and Debra A. Lachance, S. Denise Nowlin and Lisa D. Nowlin, all of Scottsburg; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
    Calling today (Wednesday) is planned at Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Pastor Tim Lucas will officiate at the service.
    Burial will be in Scottsburg Cemetery following full military honors at the gravesite.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg to benefit the fund to build a new Scottsburg senior center, which has been established through the Scott County Community Foundation.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.

    BESSIE LEODA WILLIAMS, 94, Deputy, died on Monday, July 14, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
    She was born in Wilmington, Il.
    Survivors include four sons, Asa Williams of North Vernon, Ermon Williams of South Lebanon, Ohio, William “Bill” E. Williams of Germantown, Ohio, and Harold E. Williams of Deputy; a daughter, Edna Lorraine Williams of Deputy; a brother, Wallace McGuire of Tampa, Fl.; 25 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
    Calling today (Wednesday) at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin is planned from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday, July 17, from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 12 noon. The Rev. Edward Woodell and the Rev. Larry Hatton will officiate at the service.
    Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit the American Cancer Society.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.

    HOWARD SANDERS JR., 89, Austin, died on Thursday, July 10, at his home.
    He was born in Austin and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. A retired farmer, he was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church near Austin.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Lois Garriott; a son, Marion Sanders of Austin; a daughter, Carolyn Anderson of Scottsburg; and two grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Sunday, July 13, at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. The Rev. Don Allen officiated.
    Burial was in Harrod Cemetery near Austin following graveside military honors performed by members of Crothersville Post 1083, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.

    LUTHER MURRAY SR., 72, Scottsburg, died on Monday, June 30, at Hampton Oaks Health Campus.
    He was born in Boissenvan, Va., and had lived in New Albany.
    Survivors include two sons, Luther Murray Jr. of Binghamton, N.Y., and Bobby Joe Murray of Salem; a daughter, Dorothy Murray of Crothersville; and a half-sister, Janet Griffith of Lexington.
    A private service for family and close friends will be conducted at the Barnes Family Cemetery near Nabb at a later date.

    DUANE LINDSEY CASE, 52, North Vernon, died on Friday, July 4, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
    He was a Scottsburg native and had owned and operated his own trucking company, Double D Trucking, for ten years before becoming a self-employed truck driver for Regal Transport in Crothersville from 2000 until the present. Memberships included the U.S.A. Bass Club. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Deborah Edwards; two sons, Jason Mann of Florida and David Archer of North Vernon; three daughters, Melissa Trader of Vevay, April Victoriano of Deputy and Marissa Bertrum of North Vernon; three brothers, Donald Case, Thomas Case and Joseph Cass, all of North Vernon; three sisters, Sharon Lee Willis of Mountain View, Ar., and Betty Jean Williams and Sondra L. Walp, both of Deputy; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
    The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, July 8, at Dove-Sharp and Rudicel Funeral Home in North Vernon. The Rev. Mike Shuler officiated.
    Burial was in Carmel Cemetery near Deputy following military graveside honors performed by members of the Matt Hester Post 21, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.dovesharprudicel.com.

Corrected Obituary
    MARY CAROL WHITE, 56, Lexington, died on Saturday, July 5, at her home.
    She was born in Hazard, Ky., and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Chelsea.
    Survivors include her husband, Ossie Henry White Sr.; a son, Ossie H. White Jr. of Austin; her mother, Georgia Flynn of Scottsburg; a brother, Kenneth Dishion of Lexington; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
    The funeral service was conducted on Wednesday, July 9, at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. The Rev. Joel Barrett officiated.
    Burial was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Austin.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.
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