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Obituaries - May 12, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 11 May 2010 00:00

 

LEONA T. (LEWIS) RECEVEUR, 109
JOSEPH EDWARD BLEVINS, 63
TOMMY KIRTLEY JR., 49
NANCY JANE FLEENOR, 72
TERRA LEE REYNOLDS, 36
BENNIE L. WRIGHT, 74
STANLEY DEATON, 85
IVAN JUNIOR NEWBY, 62
BETHANY LEE BURRIER, 19
RONALD "RONNIE" BALMER, 64
MARY RUTH THOMPSON SMALLWOOD, 84
MARVIN J. OSBORNE, 82
NANCY L. WALL, 79
JAMES "JUGHEAD" K. PEAK JR., 75
DONALD LEE GRIFFITH SR., 56
CHARLED EDWARD MILLER, 61
EDITH JANE CLEMONS, 98
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LEONA T. (LEWIS) RECEVEUR, 109, of New Albany, died Monday, May 3. She was born on March 2, 1901 in Huntingburg, Indiana to the late Charles and Mary L. (Berger) Lewis.
In 1953 Leona, along with her husband, Cletus, co-founded Rauch Industries.
She was a current resident of Providence Retirement Home, a secular Franciscan, and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Albany.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cletus A. Receveur; a daughter, Nancy Ann Receveur; and a granddaughter, Krista Rene Receveur.
She is survived by her children, Dr. Robert L. Receveur of Floyds Knobs, Suzanne Harmon of Memphis, Dr. Paul E. Receveur of New Albany, and Mary Lou Pate of Louisville, Kentucky; a niece that she raised, Carol Lewis of Clarksville; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services were Friday, May 7 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Burial followed at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in New Albany.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rauch Industries.
Generations Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

 


 

JOSEPH EDWARD BLEVINS,, 63, of New Albany, died Monday, May 3 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
The son of the late Carl E. and Elva Jean (Schwinger) Blevins, he was a graduate of West Washington High School, a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a retiree of General Electric Company.
He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, the New Albany Lions Club, the Kentuckiana Square Dance Association and Southside Squares.
Survivors include his wife, Rita A. (Bell) Newlin Blevins; brothers, Charles M. Blevins, Hardinsburg, William G. Blevins, Jeffersonville, James D. Blevins, Sellersburg and Craig Blevins, Hampton Bays, New York; sisters, Julia A. Chesson, Bath, N.C. and Rev. Nancy Blevins, Kokomo; step-children Rick D. Newlin, New Albany and Roni L. Newlin Montgomery and two grandchildren.
Services with military honors were Friday, May 7 at the Kraft Funeral Service Charlestown Road Chapel. Burial followed in Union Chapel North Cemetery in Hardinsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 2300 Green Valley Road, New Albany, IN. 47150.

 

 


 

TOMMY KIRTLEY, JR., 49, Borden, died Monday, May 3 at his residence.
He was a former employee of Kimball International in Borden and also worked at Pop-A-Top Tavern in Pekin.
He was born at Salem to Gene Kirtley and Thelma Kirtley, who survive.
Additional survivors include a son, Tommy “Tucker” Kirtley, Pekin; a daughter, Ashley Harris, San Antonio, Tx; and a brother, Tim Kirtley of Colorado.
Cremation was chosen with no visitation or service.
Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington County Animal Shelter.

 

 


 

NANCY JANE FLEENOR, 72, of Salem, died Wednesday, May 5, at the Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born on September 16, 1937 in Pekin, the daughter of the late Warner Franklin Hunt and Rosa Elizabeth (Short) Hunt.
On October 4, 1975 she married Carl E. Fleenor, who preceded her in death.
She retired from GKN after 41 years of service. She was a member of the Conway Community Church.
Survivors include two sons; Karl Smith Jr. of Pekin and Scottie Joe Fleenor of Salem; one daughter; Robin Lynn Lewellen of Pekin; step-daughter, Michele Goodin of Pekin; one brother; Ira H. Hunt of Salem; sister, Louise Padgett of Frankfort, IN; 11 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters.
Services were Saturday May 8 at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem. Burial followed at Olive Branch Cemetery.

 

 


 

TERRA LEE REYNOLDS, 36, of Charlestown, died Wednesday, May 5 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born July 25, 1973 in Louisville, the daughter of Wayne and Carol Lindsey Purvis.
She was a member of North Charlestown Church of God.
She is survived by her husband, David Reynolds; son, Ethan Reynolds; father and step-mother, Wayne and Cindy Purvis, Scipio; mother and step-father, Carol and Jack Barton, Louisville, KY; sister, Valeria Lewellen, Pekin; grandmothers, Virginia Purvis and Elizabeth Lindsey both of Louisville.
Services were held Saturday, May 8 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Burial followed in Charlestown Cemetery.

 

 


 

BENNIE L. WRIGHT, 74, died at his home early Wednesday, May 5.
He was a retired employee of Colgate, and was a member of the United States Air Force, serving his country for 22 years including two tours of Vietnam. He was also a lifetime member of the V.F.W., Post 1693, a member of the Grantline American Legion, and a Mason.
He was is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara J. Wright.
Other survivors include; sons, David Wright and Ben Wright both of New Albany; brothers, Earl Wright, Clarksville, Sylvester Wright, Jeffersonville and Bobby Wright, Clarksville; sister, Joyce Price, Salem; two grandchildren and one nephew.
Services were Friday, May 7 at the Market Street Chapel. Burial followed in Edwardsville Cemetery.
Seabrook, Dieckmann, Naville Funeral Home in New Albany handled the arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Pearl Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.

 

 


 

STANLEY DEATON, 85, of Salem died Sunday, May 2, at the waters of salem.
On August 12,1944, he married Emma Jean (Clipp) Deaton, who passed away February 12, 2009.
He was a retired owner and operator of Deaton Manufacturing in Salem and a former employee of the O.P. Link Handle Company in Salem.
He was a member of the Salem Church of Christ and had been a life resident of Washington County.
Born May 4, 1924 in Manchester, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Theodore and Martha (Muncy) Deaton.
Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Ponsford; one son, Richard Deaton; and one sister, Pauline Stephens, all of Salem. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers.
Services were Wednesday, May 5, at Dawalt Funeral Home. Burial followed at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Research Foundation, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, 4th Floor, Louisville, Kentucky 40205.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Washington County Community Foundation.

 

 


 

IVAN JUNIOR NEWBY, 62, Charlestown, died Monday, May 3 at his home.
He was born May 20, 1947 in Jeffersonville, IN the son of Ivan J. and Dorothy Henderson Newby. He worked in Manufacturing and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Gail Hall Newby; daughters, Julia K. Sullivan, Jeffersonville, Melissa Newby, Charlestown and Dawn Newby, California; son Jesse Newby, California; sisters Mary Cunningham and Debbie Jackson both of New Albany, Betty Gillenwater, Otisco, Donna Sparks, North Carolina and Lula Belle Newby, Jeffersonville; brothers, Larry Newby, Memphis, IN and Garry Newby, Borden; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.
Graveside services were held Friday, May 7 at the Emmanuel Cemetery near Maysville.
Grayson Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

 


 

BETHANY LEE BURRIER, 19, died Thursday, May 6, as the result of an auto accident. She was born in Manhattan, NY. and was a resident of Borden, Indiana.
She was a 2009 graduate of Borden High School and a daycare worker at Heartland Church of the Nazarene in Floyds Knobs.
She had a love of life and was very involved with her school. She was currently a student at IUS where she majored in Criminal Justice and made the Dean’s List last semester. She was passionate about athletics; she loved all sports and always gave her best effort at everything she did.
She is survived by her parents, Jimmy and Regina “Suzie” Parker Burrier of Borden; sister, Brittany Elnora Wells of Mt. Washington, IN and two nephews.
Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday at the Heartland Church of the Nazarene, which is located at 6901 Old Vincennes Rd., Floyds Knobs.
Funeral Services were May 10. Burial followed in the Veterans National Cemetery in Madison.
Arrangements were handled by Seabrook, Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Home, Market St., New Albany.

 

 


 

RONALD L. "RONNIE" BALMER, 64, of Starlight, Indiana, died on Saturday, May 8, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
He was a farmer and the owner of Balmer’s Bloomers and a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Starlight.
He was born February 3, 1946 to the late Edwin D. “Boots” and Marie (Schladant) Balmer. He was also preceded in death by his brother Jimmy Balmer.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Janet L. (Adams) Balmer of Starlight; son, Greg Balmer of Superior, Colorado and brothers, Steve Balmer and Bruce Balmer, of Starlight.
Services were Wednesday, May 12, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Starlight. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy in his memory be made to the WHAS 11 Crusade for Children or to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
Generations Funeral Home in New Albany handled the arrangements.

 

 


 

MARY RUTH THOMPSON SMALLWOOD, 84, of Sellersburg, died Friday, May 7, at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born Feb. 26, 1926, in Harlan County, Ky. the daughter of Clell and Pearlie Miller Howard. She was a former inspector at the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant and a member of the North Charlestown Church of God.
She is survived by her husband, William Smallwood; sons, David Thompson of Clarksville, Hugh Thompson Jr. of New Harmony and Lewis Thompson of Scottsburg; daughter, Phyllis Knight of Ekron, Ky., step-daughter, Kim Smallwood of Charlestown, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Thompson Sr. and a son, Timothy Thompson.
Services were held Tuesday, May 11 at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Burial followed in the Charlestown Cemetery.

 

 


 

MARVIN J. OSBORNE, 82, formerly of Louisville died on May 7.
He was born in Corbin, Ky. May 10, 1927. He retired from General Electric after 34 years. He served his country in the United States Army.
He was a dedicated member of Poplar Level Church of God in Louisville.
He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Fraternity, a 32-degree Mason, a member of Robinson Lodge #266 and a member of Scottish Rite Valley of Louisville.
He is survived by his children, Rita Thompson of Clarksville, Libby Smith, Chino Hills, Calif., Donna James of Charlestown, Marvin Wayne Osborne, Dallas, Texas, Susie Bingham of Hanover and Sandy Smith of Witchita, KS and eight grandchildren.
He was preceeded in death by his wife of 29 years, Pauline Osborne.
Services are Wednesday, May 12 at Grayson Funeral Home with burial to follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Poplar Level Church of God Memorial Fund.

 

 


 

NANCY L. WALL, 79, of Salem, died Friday, May 7 at the Meadow View Health Care Center of Salem.
On July 16, 1949, she married Robert G. Wall, who survives.
She was a retired corporate secretary at Main Auto Supply in Salem, a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Salem, and was a former member of the old Business and Professional Women's Club and the old Thursday Night Ladies Bowling League.
Born March 9, 1931 in Jeffersonville, she was the daughter of the late Duncan F. and Helena (Gibson) Kraft.
Also surviving are one son, Michael L. Wall of Salem; one daughter, Patricia A. Robertson of Brownstown; one sister, Kathy Walters of Jeffersonville; one grandson, one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Judy Woodrum, and one grandson, Robbie Wall.
Services were Monday, May 10 at Dawalt Funeral Home. Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.

 

 


 

JAMES "JUGHEAD" K. PEAK JR., 75, Salem, Wednesday, May 5 at his residence.
He was born June 12,1934, in Clermont County, Ohio, to James K. Sr. and Sylvia (Davis) Peak who are both deceased.
He was employed by Arvins Industries, then he owned and operated Peaks Texaco Gas Station in Crothersville for 14 years. While owning the gas station he purchased semi trucks and started dispatching and driving trucks over the road. He also owned Phillips 66 filling station in Crothersville for a couple years.
He was of Christian faith and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Moose Lodge in Sellersburg.
He enjoyed fishing, playing pool, and racing his stock cars at Brownstown Speedway when he owned Peaks Texaco.
Survivors include: two sons Michael Wayne Peak, Gulf Port, Miss., and Joseph Allen Peak, Seymour; a daughter, Sherry Lee Peak, Seymour; two sisters, Linda Seal, Crothersville, Judith (Farris) Dunagan, Osgood; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Nowling, and his former wife and the mother of his children, Shirley (Bohall) Peak.
Services were Monday, May 10 at Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville. Burial followed in Crothersville Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given in memory of James for funeral expenses c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 East Howard Street, Crothersville, IN 47229.

 

 


 

DONALD LEE GRIFFITH SR., 56, of Lexington, died Friday, May 7 at his home.
He was born April 18, 1954 in Williamson, West Virginia, the son of William and Janet Murray Griffith. He was a painter in the construction business and a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.
He is survived by his sons, Donald Griffith Jr. of Louisville and Joshua Griffith of Scottsburg; daughters, Jami Moffett of Marysville and Bridget Griffith of Scottsburg; mother Janet Griffith of Lexington; brothers, Barry Griffith of Lexington, Mike Griffith of Nabb and Jack Griffith of Lexington and two grandchildren.
Services were Monday, May 10 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Burial followed at Barnes Cemetery.

 

 


 

CHARLES EDWARD MILLER, 61, Henryville, died Friday, May 7, 2010, at his residence.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and a Prisoner of War in Vietnam and an OTR truck driver for many years.
His wife, Linda Miller, survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Phillip Miller, Jeffersonville; a daughter, Paula Zweydoff, Louisville; two stepsons, William K. Ater, Lanesville, and Lonnie Ater, Henryville; a stepdaughter, Wendy Mayer, Memphis, Ind.; two sisters, Katherine Bischoff and Jane Mefford; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Bayer, and a sister, Janet Embry.
Services were Monday, May 10, at Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg. Burial followed in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Borden.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 

 


 

EDITH JANE CLEMONS, 98, of Lexington, died Sunday, May 9 at her home.
She was born Dec. 21, 1911 in Hart County Ky., the daughter of Theodore and Annie Clemons Johnston. She was a former seamstress at ICI and a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church.
She is survived by her daughters Nell Clark of Dana Point, CA., Linda Bradley of Elizabethtown, Ky., Shirley Bauman of St. Louis, Mo., Rose Henry of Jeffersonville and Cheri Blevins of Lexington; sons, James Cyril Higdon of New Washington, William H. Higdon of Louisville and Mearl T. Clemons of Owings, MD; brother Quentin Johnson of Cub Run, Ky.; sisters Leone Miller and Wanda Pierce both of Leitchfield, Ky; 31 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband James H. Clemons, her sons Ronald, Rick, Don and Gene Clemons, daughter Norma Prendergast and grandsons John Long and Mark Clemons.
Services will be Wednesday, May 12 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the St. Michael's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 


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