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MARGARET E. “PATTY” (HASTY) ENDRIS, 78, of Clarksville, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010.

She was a long-time and very active member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Clarksville.

She enjoyed traveling, horse racing, and her work as a medical assistant. She was also a former employee at the Jeffersonville Quartermaster and the Charlestown Ammunition Plant. She followed Indiana University athletics and cherished her grandchildren immensely. Patty was born on November 19, 1931 in Louisville.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Paul A. Endris; daughter, Mary Pat Willis and her husband, Jim of Ft. Myers, Florida; sons, Paul A. Endris II and his wife, Susan of Carmel, Indiana and Daniel V. Endris and his wife, Debbie of Charlestown; grandchildren, Kristin Willis of New Albany, Jacob and Chelsea Endris of Charlestown, and Elaine Endris of Carmel; and sisters, Janet Staashelm of Clarksville and Sharon A. “Sammy” Spalding of Columbus, Ohio.

A Rosary Prayer Service was held Thursday, July 29 at Newcomer Funeral Home – Southern Indiana (formerly Generations Funeral Home).

The funeral mass was Friday, July 30, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Clarksville, with burial to follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery in New Albany.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

ODELL J. BANET, 90, of Floyds Knobs, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010.

He was a lifelong resident of Floyds Knobs and member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church. He was decorated with the Air Medal (4 Oak Leaf Cluster), the EAME Ribbon (4 Battle Stars), the Crouix de Guerre avec Palme, and the Prisoner of War Medal for his service in U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II. He was a retired vice president of the former Floyd County Bank. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Cardinal Ritter #1221, VFW Post #1693 and served on the Age and Aging Board in Floyd County. He was active for 27 years in the St. Vincent DePaul soup kitchen in Louisville. He was very active in his church and community.

He was born on December 17, 1919 in Floyds Knobs to the late Joseph and Eva (Zimmerman) Banet. He is preceded in death by his sister, Amelia Leist; brothers, Anthony, Alfred, Irvin, Bernard and James Banet.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Berniece (Schmidt) Banet; daughters, Theresa Getrost and her husband, Gary of Greenville, Joan Endris and her husband Joe; sons, Michael Banet and his wife, Rita of Floyds Knobs, Rev. Stephen Banet of Indianapolis, Paul Banet and his wife, Rebecka, Ralph Banet and his wife Denise, all of Floyds Knobs; sister, Marietta Gesenhues; brothers, T.J. Banet, and Arthur Banet; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-children.

A Rosary Prayer Service was held Sunday, Aug. 1 at Newcomer Funeral Home – Southern Indiana (formerly Generations Funeral Home) at 3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany.

The funeral mass was Monday, August 2, at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church in Floyds Knobs. Burial followed at the church cemetery with military honors.

LAVERNE BRIDGEWATER, 86, of Orleans died Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at the waters of salem.

He was an active member of Livonia Baptist Church. He graduated from Salem High School in 1942 and served in both the Army and Air Corps in 1946 and 1947.
Along with farming, he was a member of the Agriculture Stabilization Conservation Services committee. He also served as CEO of this agency for 20 years. After retiring in 1984, he again served on the county committee. He also served on the Posey Township Water Board.
He was born May 8, 1924 in Marion County, the son of Ernest and Mary Wible Bridgewater. His family moved back to the Livonia area when he was five.
On March 28, 1974, he married Bertine Hawkins Stone Bridgewater, who survives.
Other survivors include a sister, Catherine Curry of Orleans; two daughters, Debra Lynn (James) Enochs of Salem and Cathy Sue (Ronald) Bowers of Orleans; a step-son, Rod Stone of Versailles, Missouri; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Funeral service will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Livonia Baptist Church with Finis Curry officiating. Burial will follow at Livonia Cemetery.
Services were Saturday, July 31.

Weathers Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

DARRELL BAKER, 68, Palmyra, died Tuesday, July 27 at his home.

He was a farmer and food concessionaire for more than 45 years. He was a member of the Palmyra Church of Christ and the Pisgauh 33 Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include, one son, Todd (Sue) Baker of Elizabeth; daughter, Tammy (Ben) Bedell of Corydon; a foster son, Melvin Melton; two brothers, Lawrence and Earl; a special friend Linda Newbern of Depauw; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services were Saturday, July 31 at the Palmyra Church of Christ.

Love Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

GRACE A. HUBBARD, 85, of Salem died Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at Norton's Hospital in Louisville.

She was born April 8, 1925 in Columbia, Tenn., the daughter of George and Grace Elliott Stofel.
She was a Methodist by faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Owen Edward Hubbard; a son, George Kerry; a daughter, Jamie Lisa Hubbard Cole; two brothers, Austin Stofel and George Stofel, Jr.: a sister, Geraldine Rogers; her parents; and two granddaughters, Savannah and Cheyenne.
She is survived by four daughters, Marquetta Motsinger, Geraldine Schocke and Peppi Hubbard, all of Salem, and Venetia Waterfield of Franklin; a brother, John Stofel of Louisville; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services were Friday, July 30 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.

ANNIE MAE MARTIN TABOR, 87, of Salem died on Sunday, July 25, 2010 at Meadow View Health Center in Salem.

She was retired from Leweb Manufacturing Co. of Salem after 14 years. She was a charter member and 50+ year member of Henryville O.E.S. #585 and a present member of Salem O.E.S. #286.
Born on February 2, 1923 in Warren Co., Ky., she was the daughter of the late William Wright and Elizabeth Palmer Wright.
She married Marshall A. Tabor on January 14, 1945. He preceded her in death on September 11, 1986.
She is survived by her husband Lester Martin; three sons, James (Monica) Tabor of Sellersburg, Roger Tabor of Ocala, Fla., and Charles Tabor of Henryville; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were Friday, July 30 at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem, with Easterm Star Rites. Burial followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Henryville.

THOMAS E. OWEN, SR., 74 of New Albany died Thursday, July 29, 2010 at his home.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of New Albany and was retired from Oeffinger – Crone Heating and Cooling.  He was preceded in death by his wife Martha Jean Owen.

He is survived by his children, Jo Jean Gidcumb (Keith) of Marengo, Laura L. Criss (David) of New Albany, Kimberly K. McNamer (Michael) of Waldorf, MD, Millicent M. Owen of New Albany, Rebecca I. Owen of McCordsville, Elizabeth E. Owen (Les Huddleston)of New Albany, Tammy E. Owen of Nicholasville, KY, Thomas E. Owen, Jr. (Betty) of Palmyra, Mabel E. Landon (Daniel) of New Albany; 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Anna Mae Wood of New Albany, Mary I. Perry of Greenville, Carolyn Sue Davis (Robert) of Sellersburg; 2 brothers, David M. Owen (Elaine) and Robert D. Owen (Myong Cha) both of Greenville.

Services were Saturday, July 31, at Newcomer Funeral Home, (formerly Generations Funeral Home) at 3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

LESTER I. HAUGER, 91, of Salem died Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.

He was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of Smedley Church of Christ. He was a World War II Army veteran, and after the service he attended GI school and learned modern farming techniques.
He was born May 23, 1919 in Washington County, the son of Willie Caress and Rosetta Maud Zink Hauger.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Irene Matthew Hauger; a brother, Kenneth Leroy Hauger; a sister, Hattie Nice, and his parents.
Services were Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Kansas Cemetery with military honors.

ELDO “BUD” GOODMAN of Hardinsburg died Thursday, July 29 at the VAMC in Louisville.

He was born in Salem and was an Army veteran.

He is survived by a daughter Jayne Powers of Hardinsburg and a companion Catherine Best; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services were Sunday, Aug. 1 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Burial followed in Kays Chapel Cemetery.

DENNY BROWN, 47, Palmyra, died Friday, July 30.

He was born in New Albany.

Survivors include his mother, Wilma Brown of Palmyra; one son, Dennis Pittman of Corydon; three daughters, Nicole Harbeson of Corydon, Amy Pittman of Corydon and Brittany Pittman of Corydon; five brothers, Ron, Mike and Doug of Palmyra, Kevin of Crandall and Jeff of Ramsey; one sister, Brenda Schroeder of Georgetown; a friend, Marie Pittman of Corydon and four grandchildren.

Services were Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Burial followed in Palmyra Cemetery.

WALTER DANIEL “W.D.” ISAAC, 74, Otisco, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010 at Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born Jan. 5, 1936 in Magoffin County, KY to Paul and Mima Wheeler Isaac. He was an Army veteran and retired from the General Electric after working for 37 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Larry Isaac.

He is survived by his wife, the former Kay Taylor; sons; Greg Isaac (Kathy) and Brad Issac (Cammy) both of Otisco; brothers, Frank Isaac of Charlestown, Paul Isaac of Springhill FL and Jerry Isaac of Lakeland, FL; sister; Mary Ruth Bidwell of Conneaut, OH and granddaughters Emily and Lauryn Isaac.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 at Grayson Funeral Home with burial in Charlestown Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until 8 p.m. on Wednesday and after 9 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

DEBORAH ANN FISK, 59, Pekin, died Tuesday, July 27 at Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 16, 1951 in Louisville, the daughter of William and Helen McWilliams. She was a member of Acts Full Gospel Church.

She is survived by two sons, Farris Eugene Dunn and Wesley Lee Lawson, Jr., both of Pekin. A daughter, Marina Young of Salem; a brother, Anthony “Craig” McWilliams of New Albany, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

There was no service or visitation.

ARNOLD EUGENE JACKSON, 68, died July 31, 2010 at his daughter's home in Phoenix, Ariz.

He was born in Borden to Cephus Jackson and Ruth Hosea of Washington County.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Judith Bruff and oldest son Larry, and an infant daughter Amanda.

He is survived by four children, Kevin Jackson of Huntingdon, TN, Kimberly McKenzie of Lexington, TN, Shane Jackson of Lavinia, TN, Celia Austin of Phoenix and seven grandchildren.

He will be cremated and laid to rest in Martinsburg Cemetery. The date of a graveside service will be announced at a later date.

PAUL JOE BIELEFELD, 55, of Charlestown, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at his home.

He was born Aug. 22, 1954 in Louisville to Harold P. and Shirley A. McGill Bielefeld. He was a real estate agent for REMAX and a home builder. He was a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Omracon Delta Kappa, National Association of Realtors and the Southern Indiana Realtors Association.

He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Spencer; daughters, Rachel Richards of Ohio, Rebecca Hardesty of New Albany, April Combs of Charlestown; sons, Jason and Daniel Bielefeld both of Charlestown; father, Harold Bielefeld of New Albany; brother, Matt Bielefeld of Boonville; sister, Becky Hutchens of Jeffersonville and two grandchildren.

Services will be Friday, Aug. 6 at Grayson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday and after 9 a.m. On Friday at the funeral home.

TERRY D. KAEGEBEIN, 65, died Sunday, August 1, 2010 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.

He was a native of Hammond, Indiana, a Navy veteran of Vietnam and a retired building technician for AT&T.

He was preceded in death by his parents Alvin and Hilda Kaegebein and a brother Ted Kaegebein.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Juleen Stiemert Kaegebein; two sons, Terry D. Kaegebein II (Kara), Greenville, Kyle Kaegebein; brother, Wayne Kaegebein (Margo), Bridgeport, Mich. And a sister-in-law, Caren Kaegebein, Greensboro, NC.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Oak Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann and Naville Funeral Homes.

Services are private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

OKEY C. GEORGE, 93, Scottsburg, died Saturday, July 24.

He was retired from the military and also worked as a coal miner. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Scottsburg, VFW, Lions Club, American Legion and Masonic Lodge. He was in the U.S. Army and Air Force, during WWII.

Survivors include: a son, Okey L. George of Austin; daughters, Janet Disotell of Eagle River, Alaska, Phyllis A. Carter of Eagle River, Alaska; Beulah Harbison of Deleware; brother, Carl Geroge of Birch River, W.Va., three grandchildren.

A private service was held with burial in the Scottsburg Cemetery.

Stewart and Hoagland Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

RUBY WRIGHT, 89, died Friday, July 30, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.

The Newton, Iowa, native attended Austin Christian Church in Austin, and also worked as a Cafeteria Cook for Scott County School District 1. She was a member of the Ida Rebekah Lodge No. 333 in Austin.

Survivors include, sons, Ronnie Wright of Austin, Randell Wright of Austin, Roger Wright of Americus, KS.; sisters, Creta Merideth Of Leitchfield, Ky., Nellie Baker of Boardman, Ohio, Bea Adams of Salem; brothers, Roy Roney of Salem, Doug Roney of Salem; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral service was Monday, August 2, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with Andy Watts and the Rev. Don Watts officiating.

Burial was in Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.

SARAH LOUISE LEWIS, 48, Deputy, died Sunday, August 1, at her residence.

Survivors include her husband, Gary Gene Lewis of Deputy; brothers, Spencer Lane Fields of Austin, Glenn Fields of Austin; step-sisters, Sherry Fitch of Austin, Tracey Van Scifoc of Austin; step-brothers, Michael Hurt of Austin, Tony Hurt of Seymour; step-mother, Virginia Fields of Austin.

Funeral service will be Thursday, August 5, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. Lloyd Camp officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and after 9 a.m. on Thursday. Burial will be at Cana Cemetery in Uniontown.

Family request donations to Deputy Fire Department or United Way in care of Buchanan Funeral Home.

JAMES M. HALL, 78, Scottsburg, died Wednesday, July 28, at Louisville, Ky.,

The Letcher, Ky., native is a retired truck driver and painter. He was a member of the Leota Bethel Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite; Shrine and served in Korea in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma Hall of Scottsburg; sons, Dean Hall, Richard Hall, Jeff Hall, David Hall, seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was on Monday, August 2, at Leota Bethel Baptist Church.

Burial was in the Bethel Cemetery in Leota. The Rev. Bern Kiser officiated.

Masonic services were also conducted.

Stewart and Hoagland Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Kitchen Committee in care of the Funeral Home.

PAUL DAVIDSON, 82, Austin, died Monday, August 2, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.

The Perry County, Ky., native was a member of the Austin Christian Church in Austin and also served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He was a member of the Crothersville V.F.W. Post 1083.

Survivors include, daughters, Patricia Ford of Madison, Pauline Fox of Austin; sons, Rodney Davidosn of Columbus, James Davidson of Scottsburg; sister, Christien Sandlin of Perry County, Ky.; brother, Dock Davidson of Auburn; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 4, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. Dave Huey and Rev. Don Allen officiating.

Visitation will be after 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

Burial will be at New Providence Cemetery in Austin.

BOBBY LYNN WILSON, 59, Austin, died Wednesday, July 28, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.

The Seymour native was a member of the Northside Pentecostal Church in Austin.

Survivors include step-daughters, Brenda Helton of Scottsburg, Kathy Bowman of Austin, Sherry Neace of Austin, Connie Helton of Austin, Diana Hall of Seymour; step-sons, Herman Davidson of Crothersville; brothers, Bill Wilson of Crothersville and Garland Wilson of Crothersville; several grand children.

A graveside service was held Friday, July 30, at New Frankfort Cemtery with Rev. A.C. Campbell officiating.

Burial was in the New Frankfort Cemetery in Scottsburg.

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