Obituaries - August 11, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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RACHELL "SHELLY" DAWN COMER AKERS, 35, Scottsburg, died Monday, Aug. 2 in Scottsburg.
She was born April 7, 1975 in Louisville, the daughter of Robert and Ruth Bartle Comer.
She was the office manager of Purdue Extension Office in Scottsburg. She was a graduate of Scottsburg High School and Indiana University Southeast. She attended New Chapel United Methodist Church, Underwood, was involved with 4-H through the Extension Office, a member of Scott County Community Foundation serving on the scholarship committee and a volunteer for Relay for Life.
Survivors include her husband Kyle Thomas Akers; her parents; daughters Alexis Leiann Comer Akers and Addison Macy Comer Akers; a brother, Russell Wayne Comer (Bonnie), Scottsburg; a grandmother, Ann Bartle, Scottsburg; father and mother-in-law, Kevin and Carla Akers, Borden; sisters-in-law, Kara Grooms and Alissa Akers; nephews, Evan Comer, Adam Comer and Wesley Grooms and nieces, Noelle Grooms and Lilly Lanham.
Funeral Services were Friday, Aug. 6 at the First Baptist Church in Scottsburg.
Stewart Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Akers Educational Fund; C/o Scott County State Bank, Attn: Kat Julian, P.O.Box 158, Scottsburg or 4-H endowment.


LEWIS "FLAT" CRAIG, 77, Sellersburg, died Aug. 2, 2010, at his son's residence.
He was born April 29, 1933, the son of Allen W. Craig and Virginia (Helbig) Craig.
He was a procuction worker at ICI Americas, a member of Freedom Gospel Church off Scottsburg and a member of Masonic Lodge #432 of Paoli.
He is survived by two sons, Frank (Deborah) Craig, Otisco and Fred (Melissa) Craig, Charlestown; two grandsons, Lewis Craig and Frank Craig; five granddaughters, Ashley King, April Craig, Crystal Craig, Katie Nutter, Carla Hill; a brother, Glenn R. (Ruby) Craig, Rough River, Ky. And three great-grandchlildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Phyllis J. Craig.
Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 6 at Coots Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Walnut Ridge Cemetery.


DAMON GREGORY BLAIR, 37, Otisco, died Tuesday, Aug. 3 at the University of Louisville Hospital.
He was born Nov. 6, 1972, in Jeffersonville, the son of Greg and Elaine Chandler Blair. He was also a chemical operatior.
Survivors include his parents; brother Lee Blair, Otisco; a sister, Sulayne Kaelin (Tony), Charlestown; grandfather, Everett Chandler, Charlestown and nephew Rhett and nieces Micah and Blair.
Services were Saturday, Aug. 7 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Burial followed in the Charlestown Cemetery.


CAROLINE KIMBLE, 63, New Albany, died at Floyd Memorial Hospital on Sundaay, Aug. 1.
She was born Dec. 6, 1946 the daughter of the late Jack Williams and May (Ball) Williams.
Survivors include one sone, Shannon Kimble of Austin, TX. And one daughter Lara Zilafro of Mitchell.
She was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd Kimble.
Cremation was chosen.
Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

LAWRENCE E. THOMAS, 76, died Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Harrison County Hospital.
He was born in New Albany, to the late Thurman & Hattie Lyskowinski Thomas, a former employee of the old New Albany Box and Basket Company and a member of Saint Paul’s Church, Corydon.
Survivors include his wife, Eva Mae Tedrow Thomas; sons, Gary Wayne (Melissa) Thomas, New Albany, Jerry (Linda) Thomas, Lanesville, Bobby (April) Thomas, New Albany, Rodger Feller, Arizona, Bobby Wayne (Linda) Feller, Corydon, Kent Douglas Feller, Elizabethtown, KY; daughters, Debbie Hobble, New Albany, Jeannetter (Russell) Daugherty (Indianapolis), Patricia Stephens Bendal, Elizabethtown, KY.; brothers, Melvin L. Sherman and Alvin L. Thomas, both of Corydon; sister, Shirley Sue Taylor, Corydon and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were Friday, Aug. 6 at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey. Burial followed in Wood's Chapel Cemetery in Ramsey.

CHARLES C.C. "CHARLIE" CLAYTON WAGGONER, 72, of Nashville, formerly of Salem, died Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at his home.
He was a longtime country musician singer. Since 1994, he and his wife have been music directors at the Country Gospel Music Church in Nashville. He was honorably discharged from both the Air Force and the Army. He served in the 84th Engineering Battalion in Chinon, France during the Berlin build up in 1961 and 1962.
He was born April 13, 1938 in Ellettsville, the son of Olin and Gladys Jean Price Waggoner.
He is survived by his wife, Roxann Applegate Waggoner. They were married in 1973.
Also surviving are two sons, Charles George of Albany, N.Y. and Steven George of Long Beach, Ca.; a daughter, Loretta George of Arcadia, Fla.; a brother, Bill Waggoner of Salem; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The funeral service was Monday, Aug. 9 at Country Gospel Music Church in Nashville. Burial followed in Chambersville Cemetery near Ellettsville.

DEBORAH SMITH, 52, Pineville, Ky., died Monday, Aug. 3 at her home.
She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church at Hardinsburg.
She is survived by her husband Jesse Smith; two sons, Cory Smith (Katie), Dakota Smith; her mother, Fannie Wise, step-father Charles Wise; on sister, Donna Bowe and Brother-in-law Paul Bowe.
Services were Friday, Aug. 6 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Burial followed in Palmyra Cemetery.

SHIRLEY SUE JENKINS, 71, Jeffersonville, died Thursday, August 5 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born April 24, 1939 in New Albany to Shirley E. and Susan Langford Brock. She was a member of Graceland Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Jenkins, Jr. son Kevin Jenkins and wife Kim, Sellersburg, daughter Robin Hall, Clarksville, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted on Monday, August 9 at the Market Street location of Seabrook-Dieckman and Naville Funeral Home with burial in Kraft -Graceland Memorial Park.

WILLIAM B "BILL" JENKS,69, New Albany, died Wednesday, August 4 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born on November 29, 1940 in New Albany to the late Raymond B. and Dorthea L. Kraft Jenks. He was a graduate of the class of 1958 at Providence High School and former Kentucky School of Mortuary Science. Bill was a funeral director for many years at Kraft Funeral Home during which time he was elected Floyd County Coroner, serving one term. He continued his public service as Floyd County Treasurer for four terms and as Floyd County Clerk for two terms before his retirement in 2001.
He was a member of the Floyd County Men's Democrat Club, Manzanita Tribe Independence Order of Redmen, the Voiture 40 and 8 #1250 and the Elks Club all of New Albany. He was also a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of New Albany. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary Lynn Jenks.
Survivors include his wife, Susie O'Hara Jenks, one daughter, Suzy and David Kaelin, New Albany , step-sons, Mark Farmer, Australia and Scott Farmer, New Albany ; one step-daughter, Sharon and Lance Bullock, Louisiana, two sisters, Anna Board, Texas and Pat Leist-Stumler, New Albany, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted on Sunday, August 8 at St. Mary's Catholic Church with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. Kraft Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy should go to Hosparus Hospice of Southern Indiana, St. Mary's Catholic Church of New Albany or Providence High School.

DOLLY S. COX, 66, Charlestown, died Thursday, August 5 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 20, 1944 to John Arthur and Virgie Grimsley Price. She was a homemaker and loved to play bingo, cards, sew and loved her cats.
Survivors include one daughter, Tammy and Tim Boman, Marysville, one son, Daniel Cox, Jr., Jeffersonville,four sisters, Edith Penny, North Carolina; her twin sister, Molly L. Edwards, South Carolina; Judy C. Cooley, Virginia and Shelia A. Anderson, Wisconsin, four brothers, Robert J. Price, Arthur Edward Price and Franklin Eugene Price all of Virginia and John L. Price of Maryland, and two grandchildren Jason and Brooke.
Services were conducted on Sunday, August 8 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.

ARNOLD EUGENE JACKSON, 68, died July 31, 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 Huntington, TN, Kimberly McKenzie of Lexington, TN, Shane Jackson of Lavinia, TN, Celia Austin of Phoenix, sisters, Iris Beyl, Sellersburg; Roberta Jackson, New Albany; Mable Pixley, Virginia; Sarah Sprinkle, Borden; Gale Jackson, Jeffersonille and Wanda Freed, Palmyra and one brother Greg Jackson of Salem 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.

SHIRLEY ANN (CRANE) CONRAD, 71, of New Albany, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2010.
She was a member of Northside Christian Church in New Albany and volunteered faithfully each week at Northside on Oak. She also was a former cook at Wooded Glen Retreat Center in Henryville.
She was born on December 23, 1938 to the late Willie Moses and Edith Iona (Lofton) Crane in Hardinsburg, Indiana. She is also preceded in death by her sister, Wanda Radcliff and her son-in-law, Steve Haworth.
She is survived by her husband, Johnny R. Conrad; daughter, Sandy Jones Haworth of Charlestown; son, Brian Gene Jones of Salem; sister, Dorothea Henry of Corydon; grandchildren, Maurice Jones, Jr., and his wife, Laura, Billy G. Jones, Britney Jones, and Brienna Jones, all of Salem, Eric Kirkham and his wife, Angie of North Vernon, Heather Haworth and Harold Douglas of Jeffersonville; great grandchildren, Jimmy and Brianna Kirkham, both of North Vernon and Hailey Haworth of Jeffersonville.
Services were Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the Paul F. Kraft, Sr. Memorial Chapel at Newcomer Funeral Home with burial to follow at Charlestown Cemetery in Charlestown.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Northside on Oak (1423 East Oak Street, New Albany, IN 47150) or to Hosparus – the Community Hospice of Southern Indiana (624 East Market Street, New Albany, IN 47150).

DANNY N. SEXTON, 39, of Clarksville, formerly of Charlestown died on July 18, 2010 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
His funeral was held Thursday, July 22 at Kraft Funeral Home in New Albany with burial at Walnut Ridge Cemetary in Jeffersonville.
He was a group leader at Hitachi Cable in New Albany for over 12 years and was a former member of Paynesville Christian Church and present member of Northside Christian Church.
He was a very kind and loving person who loved and cherished life and family. He was a big UK & Boston Celtics fan.
He lost his battle with colon cancer after a year and a half of fierce fighting. He loved life to the very last days. He had one wish for everyone, please get a colonoscopy.
He is survived by his wife, Tasha Oliver Sexton. His parents, George and Marjorie Sexton of Charlestown; his sister, Sue A. Sexton of Henryville; brother George "David" Sexton Jr of Charlestown; his niece Jennifer Brown of Scottsburg; loving nephews, Chris West of Henryville, Alex and Brandon Sexton of Scottsburg; and great nieces and nephews, Deana, Bailen, and Breanna Brown.

BEULAH MAE BUSTLE, 92, of Salem died Saturday, August 7, 2010 at St. Vincent Hospital of Salem.
She was born January 6, 1918 in Breckinridge County, Ky., the daughter of Forrest and Mabel Whorley Weatherholt.
She was a retired employee of Jefferson County, Ky, Child Welfare Department. She was a member of Old Union United Church of Christ in Edinburgh, and a Korean War Army veteran.
She is survived by a son, Joe Walker of Fredericksburg; a daughter, Peggy Miner of Columbus; a sister, Cecile Welz of Clarksville; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren and 2 nieces.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Wheatley and her parents.
Services were Tuesday, Aug. 10 at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem. Burial, with military honors, followed at Smedley Cemetery.

PAULINE MAY CURTIS GOULD, 88, of Charlestown died Saturday, Aug. 7 at Indian Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center in Corydon.
She was born July 17, 1922 in Sellersburg to Albert and Hazel Riggle Curtis, who both preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband Reynold “Ray” Gould Sr. on January 12, 1987 and her son-in-law Jim Fee. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Charlestown.
She is survived by her daughters, Paula Conrad and her husband Dave of Marysville and Pam Fee of New Albany; son, Reynold Gould Jr. and his wife Linda of Jeffersonville; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be today (Wednesday, Aug. 11) at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Burial will follow in Charlestown Cemetery.

HELEN VIRGINIA BARE, 91, of Charlestown, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2010 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital.
She was born April 9, 1919 in Louisville to Alvin and Sally Montgomery Satterly Sr. She was the former owner of Helen's Restaurant in Charlestown for 20 years and a member of the Community Presbyterian Church and St. Catherine Regional Hospital Auxiliary.
Survivors include, her half sisters Wanda Worrall and Edith Tillery both of Clarksville and Alpha Spencer of New Albany; half brother, Harold Satterly of Clarksville; neices; Rebecca Bishop of Charlestown and Ruth Ann Tarter and Tina Ford both of Jeffersonville; nephew; Dick Mickel of Charlestown and her best friend Mary Walden of Charlestown.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 11) at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.

PEARL JONES, 72, Pekin, died Sunday, Aug. 8 at her residence.
She was born on Oct. 26, 1937, the daughter of the late Hiram Edens Jones and Golden (Wheeler) Jones. She was retired from Walmart where she was a materials clerk.
Survivors include two sons, Ricky Wilson of Lake Station, Ind. And Ronnie Wilson of Albuquerque, NM; one brother, Bernie Jones of Dryden, VA. Two sisters, Mavis Lee of Farmington, NM and Dorris Hobbs of Pekin; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services are today (Wednesday) Aug. 11, 2010 at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem. Burial will follow at Mt. Washington Cemetery.

THOMAS R. ASHER, 77, Austin, died Wednesday, August 4, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
The Bardstown, Ky., native was a retired plant operator for the North Vernon Water Company in North Vernon and a former employee of the old H.O. Canfield Company in Seymour. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in North Vernon and the Eagles Club in Seymour.
Survivors include a companion, Louise Rothbauer of Austin; a daughter, Cynthia Asher of Scottsburg; four sisters, Glenna Mae McCartin of Hudson, Fl., Florence Hall of Seymour, Carol Barnes of Panama City, Fl., and Bernice Asher of Goshen; and a granddaughter.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 7, at Collins Funeral Home with burial in the Scottsburg Cemetery.

DELORES FAYE BRIGHT JAYNES, 71, Scottsburg, died Tuesday, August 3, at the St. Clare Medical Center in Crawfordsville.
The Scottsburg native was a homemaker, a former employee of Green Banner Publications, Inc., and Olan Mills Photography in Bowling Green, Ky., and a member of the Scottsburg Wesleyan Church.
Survivors include a son, Charles L. Jaynes, Jr., of Crawfordsville; a daughter, Pamela D. Sizemore of Jeffersonville; three brothers, Hatch, Jerry and Roger Bright, all of Scottsburg; and two sisters, Jeanne Pruitt and Pat York, both of Scottsburg; a granddaughter; two great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was on Friday, August 6, at Scottsburg Wesleyan Church with burial in the Scottsburg Cemetery. Collins Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

GLENA BELL ALSUP, 79, Henryville, died Thursday, August 5, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
She was a graduate of Henryville High School and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her sons, Albert R. Alsup of Henryville and Leroy D. Alsup of Winfield, Ks.; daughter, Marilyn Alsup of Henryville; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Monday, August 9, at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg with burial to follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Henryville.

JIMMIE COMBS, 93, Austin, died Sunday, August 8, in Austin. He was a retired coal miner and was a member of the Cross Roads Community Church.
Survivors include seven sons, Rolen Combs, of Atlanta, Ga., Homer Combs of Alexandria, Ky., Wade Combs of Austin; Wayne Combs of Hope; Gary Combs of Columbus; James J. Combs of Austin; Girdley Combs of Scottsburg; four daughters, Wilma J. Gay of Edinburgh, Ruth Schryer of Austin; Shirley Stamper of Dayton, Ky.; Darlene McIntyre of Columbus; 39 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral is Wednesday, August 12, at 1 p.m. at Stewart and Hoagland Funeral Home. Burial will be in New Providence Cemtery. Pastor Tracy McIntyre officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, Cross Roads Community Church in care of the funeral home.

MELANIE DAWN ROSE, 36, Scottsburg, died Saturday, August 7, at her residence.
She is a native of Scottsburg.
Survivors include two sons, Tanner and Dalton Couch, both of Scottsburg; a daughter, Samantha Vest of Scottsburg; mother, Donna L. Brown of Scottsburg; father and step-mother, James L. and Paula Wells of Cloverdale; six sisters, Betty Brown of Seymour and Jennifer Brown of Lexington; Tosha Wells of Avon, Rhonda Connell of Cloverdale, Trishmarie Wells of Mooresville, and Cheyenne Wells of Cloverdale;six brothers, Ryan Connell of Camby, James L. Wells, Jr. of Mooresville; Michael Connell, James Anthony, Austin and Lewis Wells all of Cloverdale; grandparents, Audrey and Virgil Newman of Pittsboro, and several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 11 at Collins Funeral Home of Scottsburg. Burial will be in the New Providence Cemetery.

JAMES E. FUNK, 93, Scottsburg, died Saturday, August 7, at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
He was the former president of the old Funk Lumber Company in Scottsburg; a retired farmers and a member of the Moose Family Center No. 2324.
Survivors include two sons, James M. Funk and Robert Funk, both of Scottsburg; a sister, Rebecca Heitlauf of Lake Okeechobee, Fl., seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was Tuesday, August 10, at Collins Funeral Home with burial in the Scottsburg Cemetery

NANCY CATHERINE SATCHWILL, 81, Scottsburg, died Friday, August 6.
She was a Trimble County, Ky., native and was a former employee of Tarmatic Tack Company in Madison and a member of the Nazarene Church.
Survivors include four sons, Lewis A. Satchwill and Robert K. Satchwill, both of Scottsburg; Steve L. Satchwill of Vienna and Michael N. Satchwill of Lexington; a sister, Virginia Burkart of Milton, Ky., 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services was Monday, August 9, at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Lexington Cemetery.

VELMA M. BUTTS, 91, Henryville, died Wednesday, August 4, in Henryville.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Church.
Survivors include a son, John Butts of Henryville; daughter, Alfonda Higdon of Underwood; a brother, William Cullins of Salem; a sister, Alberta Hurst of Salem, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Saturday, August 7, at Stewart and Hoagland Funeral Home of Scottsburg with burial in the Mountain Grove Cemetery in Henryville.
Pastor David James officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made in care of the funeral home.

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