Obituaries - July 21, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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VIRGINIA M. (LEACH) COLE, 83, Pekin formerly of Louisville, Kentucky, died on Monday, July 12, in Salem.
She was an avid reader and a Baptist by faith.
Virginia was born on September 5, 1926 to the late Willis R. and Lucy O. (Smith) Leach in Ohio County, Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard N. Cole, and daughter, Sharon L. Gumm.
Survivors include her daughter, Debra A. Heil, Salem; siblings, Ercie Leach, Hubert Leach, Willis Leach, Jr., Pastor Logan Leach, Beverly Hiatt, Joan Hobdy. and Barbara Sylvestor; grandchildren, Kelley Trimble, Brian Head , Cara Martin, David, Allison Zanchi, and James Heil; and seven great-grandchildren; and son-in-law, Jerry Gumm of Louisville.
Services were held on Thursday, July 15 at Newcomer Funeral Home – Southern Indiana former Generations Funeral Home in the Paul F. Kraft, SR., Memorial Chapel with burial in Evergreen Cemetery in Louisville.
Memorial contributions in Virginia’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.


EDITH MAY DUNN, 93, died Tuesday, July 13, at Meadow View Health Care Center in Salem.
She was a member of New Chapel United Methodist Church in Jeffersonville.
She was born May 1, 1917, at Utica to William Ryan and Meda Margaret Lumpkins.
She married Charles R. Dunn, who preceded her in death Survivors include two daughters, Geneva Carol Walden, Salem, and Meda Patricia Turner, Pekin; a sister, Thelma Kincaid, Sellersburg; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Coots Funeral Home in Jeffersonville. Services were held Friday, July 16, Coots Funeral Home in Jeffersonville with burial at Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville.


ANNA LEE HOWARD, 87, of Bedford, formerly of Pekin,died Friday, July 9.
Born in Pathfork, KY on December 13, 1922, she was the daughter of Floyd and Sarah (Payne) Helton. She was employed by Childcraft Cabinet Company in Salem for 26 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Howard; one sister, her parents and two brothers.
Survivors include Arthur Lee Howard of Greenwood, Ada V. Edwards of Indianapolis, and Katie Sue Wigley of Bedford; 9 grandchild and 27 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren , several nieces and nephews. Anna is also survived by 5 brothers and one sister. Services were conducted on Monday, July 12 at the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with burial in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.


SHIRLEY MAXINE BOLING, 74, Campbellsburg, died Friday, July 9 at her home.
She was the daughter of Bruce and Martha Shepherd Helton and was a homemaker and a member of Sugar Creek Christian Church. She was also a 1955 graduate of Washington High School.
Survivors include her husband, Howard Wayne Boling, one son, Mark Edward Boling, Campbellsburg, two daughters, Johanna “Chris” Burns, Salem and Sandra Lea Magner, Orleans, four brothers, Franklin Ralph Helton, Sellersburg, Jackie Leon Helton, Otisco, James Bruce Helton, Marysville and Tommy O'Neal Helton, Charlestown; three sisters, Wanda Louise Griffin, Norma Lea Amick and Betty Duane Doane all of Marysville and four grandchildren.
Services were conducted on Monday, July 12, at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Saltillo Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wonder Valley Christian Camp, 7093 West Wonder Valley Road, Salem Indiana, 47167 or any Relay for Life team.

SYLVIA COLLINS, 82, Salem, died Saturday, July 10 at The Waters of Salem.
She was the daughter of Henry Brent and Hattie Ayers Sumpter. She was a retired seamstress and a member of Pekin First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Collins, six brothers and a sister.
Survivors include: three sons, Donnie Collins, Salem, Boyd Collins, Pekin and James Keith Collins, South Carolina; one daughter, Media Broughton of Brownstown, four sisters, Polly Sabens, Sharon Sumpter Jent and Brenda Bennett all of Salem and Opal Wetzel of Michigan, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.
Services and burial were private, Weathers Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

BUFORD LEO "BOO" ZINK, 82, Fredericksburg, died Sunday, July 10 at his home.
He was a graduate of Morgan Township High School in 1947. He was a United States Navy veteran serving in the Korean War. He was an active member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, Blue River Lodge #457 F &AM. He was an honoree and active participant in the following lodges: Greenville #4166; Eckerty #719; Paoli #119; Salem #21, Newton Stewart #432; New Providence # 237; American Patriot #750; White River #332; Crandall #591 and Georgetown #480. He was also an active member of the Salem Chapter of the Order of Eastern Stars # 286, Hoosier Knobs Antique Car Club and Hills and Wheels Antique Car Club. He was a retired employee of Ford Motor Company.
He was preceded in death by one granddaughter.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Cylina Corbin Zink, and his children, Barry Zink, Lanesville; Michael Zink, Fredericksburg; Carolyn Zink Agnew, Fredericksburg, one sister Gayle Zink Moore, New Salisbury, one brother, Jerry Zink, New Salisbury, nine grandchildren, several neices and nephews.
Services were held at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra on Monday, July 12 and Tuesday, July 13 at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Cemetery Association or Blue River Lodge #457.

BERNARD EDWARD WESSEL, 81, Charlestown, died Saturday, July 10 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was a former dairy farmer and a retired employee of Kitchen Kompact in Jeffersonville. He was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church and was a 4th degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Rosemary Cantwell and one granddaughter, Jennifer Rider.
Survivors include his wife the former Flora Schafer, three daughters, Diane Cognata, Sellersburg; Malia Edmonds, Charlestown and Paula Andersen, Louisville, one son, Timothy Wessel, Louisville, four grandchildren and one future great grandson to be born in September.
Services were held on Wednesday, July 14 at St. Michael Catholic Church with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

ROBERT G. WALL, 79 of Salem,died Wednesday, July 14, at Floyd County Memorial Hospital.
He was the son of the late Henry E. Wall Sr. and Martine F. (Parker) Wall.
He married July 16, 1949 to Nancy L. (Kraft) Wall, who passed away. He was a retired President of Main Auto Supply in Salem, a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Salem and had been a resident of Washington County since 1953. He was a charter member of the Livonia Conservation Club, a member of the Southern Indiana Garden Tractor Pulling Association, a former member of the Salem Exchange Club, a former leader of the Lucky Leathers 4-H Horse and Pony Club and a former Boy Scout Leader of Salem Troop #29.
He was preceded in death by: one grandson Robbie Wall, one brother and one sister.
Survivors include: ones on: Michael Wall of Salem; 1 Daughter: Patricia A. Robertson, Brownstown ; one grandson: Tyler Robertson of Brownstown, one great grandson: Kody Wall, Kentucky and several neices and nephews.
Services were held on Saturday, July 17 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial in Corwn Hill Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy Salem Exchange Club, Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 217 Salem, Indiana 47167.

ERNEST T. HOBBS, JR.,65, died Wednesday, July 14 at his residence.
He was a member f the New Salem First Church of God. He was an employee in the meat department at Salem Jay C and was retied from Arvin Industries in Columbus and the Old Kimball Office Manufacturing, Borden Division.
He was the son of Ernest Theodora Hobbs, Sr and Anna Alvenna (Saylor) Hobbs.
He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria J. (Couch) Hobbs, one daughter Shalene T. Hobbs-Richie, Salem, one son, Daniel L. Couch, Indianapolis, two sisters, Ruby Boatwright, Georgia and Elva Gallagher, Pennsylvania, one brother Joel Hobbs, New Mexico and three grandchildren.
Services were held on Saturday, July 17 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy should go to the American Cancer Society, 4567 Progress Drive, Columbus, Indiana 47202.

ERIC D. PHILPOTT, 59 of Salem, died Friday, July 16 at Kindred Hospital - Indianapolis South in Greenwood, Indiana.
He was a grounds keeper at Western Hills Country Club in Salem, a former employee of Cummings Engines in Columbus, and a former owner of the old Radio Shack in Salem. He had been a life resident of Washington County and was a 1968 graduate of Salem High School.  He was a member of Western Hills Country Club, Salem V.F.W. Post #6636, Salem American Legion Cecil Grimes Post #41 and the Salem Moose Lodge #2380.
Born September 16, 1950 in Salem, he was the son of Clarence and Colleen (Hattabaugh) Philpott.
Survivors include: daughter: Tracey Philpott of Salem; son: Brad Philpott of Salem; mother: Colleen Bower of Salem; two brothers: Dr. Greg Philpott of Greenville and David Bower of Salem;  seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral service was Tuesday, July 20 at Dawalt Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Holler officiating. Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 11454, alexandria, Virginia 22312.

NANCY L. (THOMPSON) GRESHAM, 66, of Lanesville, died on Sunday, July 18.
She was the loving mother of four daughters, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She loved flowers and angels.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Darrell Gresham; daughters, Wanda Cox, Linda Eskridge, Donna Fetz, and Ann Burk; brothers, Benny, Leonard, Joseph and David; sisters, Mary Lou Underwood and Louise Thompson.
She was preceded in death by her parents Leslie and Estelle Thompson; brother, Lester Thompson; sisters, Patricia Sexton, Bessie Hunt, Juanita Thompson; and granddaughter, Shannon Cox.
Services will be Thursday, July 22 in the in the Paul F. Kraft, Sr. Memorial Chapel at the Newcomer Funeral Home with burial to follow at SCI Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.

KENDRA ENGLAND SMITH, 47, formerly of Crothersville, of Seymour, died Thursday, July 15, at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in Orlando, Fl, while on vacation.
She was a graduate of Crothersville High School and Watterson Business College. She was employed by Wal-Mart Distribution where she worked in the traffic office as a secretary. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crothersville, a 25-year Phi Beta Psi Sorority member and served on the Crothersville Schools School Board from 2005 to 2008. She also worked on numerous charitable events through her employer, Wal-Mart Distribution, where she enjoyed being able to help others.
Survivors include her mother, Norma Napier England of Seymour; her husband, Lanny Smith of Seymour, children, Meigan Smith Vest and Spencer Smith, all of Seymour.
Funeral services was Tuesday, July 20, at Adams Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Wooten officiating.
She was buried in the Crothersville Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Crothersville Cemetery Association to Adams Funeral Home.

CHARLES C. CASH, 87, Shelbyville, formerly of Crothersville, died Friday, July 16, at Major Hospital in Shelbyville.
He was a United States Army veteran was was a member of the VFW Post 1083 in Crothersville, former Lions Club member in Crothersville, active Lions Club member in Shelbyville, businessman and entrepreneur working in Hardware Sales in Indianapolis, Mr. C.’s Minimanykey Barn and Foley-Belsaw locksmithing correspondence course. He also owned and operated a business in Crothersville. He also earned numerous degrees.
Survivors included several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
Memorial donations may be given in memory of him to the Lions Club International or to Franklin College through Adams Funeral Home.
Cremation was chosen. A memorial graveside service is set for Saturday, August 21, 1 p.m. at Crothersville Cemetery.

ROBERT "COAL MINER" KISER, 86, died Thursday, July 15, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital.
The Polly, Ky., native was a United States Army veteran and was in World War II as a Private First Class. He fought in the battles and campaigns of Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He received two Purple Heart Medals, the EAME Theater Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal He was employed with Rexnord Chain Belt as a welder, he worked as ca coal miner in Kentucky and a member of the Valley Settlement Old Regular Baptist Church near Deputy. He was a disable American Veteran.
Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Wolf of Madison, Debbie Higgins of Canaan, Shannon Hamilton of Deputy; five sons, Kenneth Kiser of Madison, Keith Kiser of Madison, Jimmy Hall of Whitesburg, Ky., Levi, Zachary and Joshua Kiser, all of Madison, one step-son, Ricky McIntosh of Madison; nine grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Joe Kiser of Whitesburg, Ky.; one sister, Thursa Baker of Whitesburg, Ky., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Sunday, July 18, at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with the Rev. Mike Shuler officiation. Burial was in the Indiana Veterans of Memorial Cemetery in Madison with full military honors conducted by the Jefferson Post ( of the American Legion.

CLARENCE E. DEATON, 86, North Vernon, died Friday, July 9, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
The Buckhorn, Ky., native, retired from Cummins Engine Company in Columbus and worked as an engine tester and in maintenance. He served during WWII in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Tea Creek Baptist Church in Lovett Township and a former member of Diesel Workers Union.
Surviving include his wife, Sue Campbel Lucas; a son, Randy Deaton of North Vernon; one daughter, Cindy Pearson of Fort Wayne; two step-sons, Rick Lucas of Commiskey; Roger Lucas of Edinburgh; step-daughter, Jeannie Butler of Seymour; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was Tuesday, July 13, at Tea Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Bart Smith and Jerry Maynard officiating. Burial was in the Tea Creek Cemetery with members of Matt Hester Post 2021 providing military graveside rites. Dove-Sharp an Rudicel Funera Home was in charge of the arrangements in North Vernon.

EDITH JONES, 82, Scottsburg, died Thursday, June 17, in Scottsburg.
The Manchester, Ky., native had worked at Morgan’s Factory in Austin and was of Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include sons, Ronnie Crawford of Scottsburg and John Gilbert Crawford of Manchester, Ky.; daughter, Marty F. Southard, Scottsburg; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 21, at Stewart and Hoagland Funeral Home with Alan Lamb officiating.
Burial was in the Cravens Cemetery.

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