Obituaries October 13, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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PERRY G. "VIPER CLARK,, 68, Salem, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at his residence.
He was a member of the First Christian Church of Salem and was a retired Master Sergeant E/8 from the U. S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War.
He was also a member of the Salem American Legion Cecil Grimes Post #41, the Salem V.F.W. Post #6636 and the Disabled American Veterans.
He was born June 14, 1942, at Merced, Calif.
He married Carla Clark and his parents preceded him in death. On Oct. 15, 1995, he married the former Sheila R. Vires, who survives.
Survivors besides his wife, five sons, Ethan P. Clark, Salem, Matthew Bowder, Dean Clark and Mark Clark, all of Oregon, Joshua Vires of Austin; three daughters, Dawn Clark and Melissa Bowder of Oregon and Angela Nagel of Korea; and two grandchildren.
Services were conducted on Thursday, October 7 at Dawalt Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem American Legion Cecil Grimes Post #41, 209 S. Main St., Salem, Ind. 47167.


NANCY M. MEYER, 61, Campbellsburg, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at Meadow View Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salem. She was a former employee of The Superburger in Paoli.
She was born Jan. 25, 1949, at Shoals, to Thomas and Alice Nicholson.
Survivors include her husband, Russel Meyer, : three sons, Steven Meyer, Elnora, Ind., Charles Meyer, Paoli, and Scotty Bouch; three brothers, Fred Nicholson, Nashville, Tenn., Bobby Nicholson of Missouri, and Roger Nicholson; two sisters, Betty Payne, Shoals, and Annie Vest, Petersburg, Ind.; and five grandchildren.
Services were conducted on Wednesday, October 6 at Wellman Funeral Home in Paoli with burial in Stampers Creek Cemetery.


WALTER L. CASEY, 73, Hardinsburg, formerly of Louisville, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a retired employee from Noe Middle School, and a life member of the Humane Society of Washington County, Ind.
He was preceded in death by a son, Dallas Casey, and a brother, Rusty. His wife of 26 years, Debbie Casey, survives.
Survivors include his wife of 26 years Debbie Casey, a son, James Casey; his grandchildren and great-grandchild.
Services were held on Saturday, October 9 at Arch L. Heady-Cralle Funeral Home Saturday at the funeral home.
Expressions are requested to the Humane Society.


HAZEL MAGDALENE SPARKS DEIRTH, 74, Mitchell, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010.
She was born Jan. 5, 1936, at Bandy, W.Va., to James and Minnie Leslie Sparks.
Her husband, Harvey Ray Deirth, grandson, Alexander Deirth; two great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Raphael Amick; three brothers, Claude Sparks, William Sparks and James Sparks; and three sisters, Mary Seabolt, Lilly Stanley and Ella Mae McCord, preceded her in death, Survivors include: two sons, James (Janet) Deirth, Indianapolis, and Robert (Trisia) Deirth, Salem; two daughters, Sheila (Harold) White and Sherry Deirth, both of Mitchell; a sister, Jean Campbell, Borden; three sisters-in-law, Bernice Wax, Johnson City, Tenn., and Ruth Sparks and Stella Sparks, both of Borden; two brothers-in-law, Aston Hall, Mitchell, and Leroy (Lorene) Deirth, Dryden, Va.; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one stepgrandson.
Services were held on Friday, October 8 at Chastain Funeral Home with burial in Talbott Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and after 10 a.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

BETTY L. WALTON, 68, Salem, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at St. Vincent Salem Hospital.
She was a resident of The Waters of Salem and a former employee of Blue River Development in Salem.
She was born April 21, 1942, at Livonia, to Wayne and Dorothy Walton.
Surviving is a sister, Deanna Walton, Salem. Services were conducted on Thursday, October 7 at Wellman Funeral Home in Paoli with burial in Stampers Creek Cemetery.
Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at Wellman Funeral Home in Paoli.
Expressions of sympathy may go to Life Spann or Animal Rescue League.

CARL "SONNY" OLLIS, 75, Greenville, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He retired from Floyd County Road Department in New Albany. He was born at Galena.
Survivors include: a son, Carl Ollis Jr., Clarksville; two daughters, Linda Robinson, Greenville and Zita "Janie" Craven, Clarksville; a brother, Bud Ollis, Greenville; a sister, Lucille Cooper, New Albany; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted on Thursday, October 7 at Love Funeral Home with burial in St. Michael's Cemetery.

MARK TURNER, 85, died, Tuesday, October 5 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 20, 1925 in Madison. He was a Navy Veteran.
Services were conducted on Friday, October 8 at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home.

SHARON BARTON, Corydon, formerly Sharon Miller of Salem, died September 27 after a long battle with cancer.
she was a former employee of Salem Farmers Citizens Bank and Watterson College. She was a member of Kansas Church of Christ.
Survivors include on daughter, Laurel Lightfoot, Jeffersonville, one son, David (Angie) Miller, Mississippi, sister, Linda Manship, brother, Ronnie Alexander, Corydon, and six grandchildren.
Services were held on Friday, October 1 in Corydon.

BARBARA JEAN HUFF, 81, Salem died, Friday, October 8 at Meadowview Health Care Center.
She was born on April 9, 1929 in Washington County to Noble O. and Bethel Zink Huff.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include three brothers, Richard “Butch” Huff, Salem ,Gary Huff, Fredericksburg, Dallas Huff, Campbellsburg, three sisters, Bonnie Miller, Salem, Mary Ann Brough, Pekin and Carol Morris, Indianapolis.
Services were conducted on Monday, October 11 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Kansas Church Cemetery.


JUDITH "JUDY" FARNSLEY, 68, died Saturday, September 9, 2010 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
Funeral services will be held at Georgetown Southern Baptist Church in Georgetown, on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Wolfe Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to the church.


MARTIN E. CUMMINS, 78, Fredericksburg, Thursday, died Oct. 7 after a long battle with cancer.
He retired from American Standard in Louisville, and was a contract bus driver for 20 years for the Jefferson County school system in Louisville.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Doris (Nash) Cummins. He is also survived by two sons, Jeffery (Debbie) Cummins of Dallas, Texas and Douglas (Karen) Cummins of Fredericksburg; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Cremation was chosen by him and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Kays Chapel Cemetery.


VERNON CLIFF LITTLE, 76, Salem, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at his residence. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He retired after 35 years as Chief Communications Officer for Associated Press.
He was born Oct. 14, 1933, at Livingston, Tenn., to Vernon and Lois Penlan Little.
Survivors include: his wife, the former Emma Keible, five sons, William Little, Robert Little, David Little, Larry Little and James Little; a daughter, Jeannine Ryan; a brother, John C. Little; two sisters, Joan Estes and Janette Moore; nine grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services were conducted on Monday, October 11 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Conway Cemetery.


MILLARD HOBBS, 77, Pekin, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
He was a member of the New Providence Masonic Lodge #237, a U.S. Air Force Veteran and retired from the Ford Motor Truck Plant in Louisville.
He was born Nov. 13, 1932, at Pennington Gap, Va., to John Alonzo and Sadie Vance Garrett Hobbs.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, J.C. Hobbs, Lee Roy Hobbs, Tom Hobbs and Jack Hobbs.
Survivors include: a son, Michael Hobbs, Salem; a daughter, Christinia "Tina" Hall, Pekin; one grandson, Stephen Hobbs, and two great-grandchildren, Clayton and Presley Hobbs.
Services were conducted on Wednesday, October 13 at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home with full military burial in Mt. Washington Cemetery.


YVONNE MAY SCHWOEBLE, 67, Denver, Colo., formerly of Salem, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at Vi at Highlands Ranch in Denver. She was a Washington County resident for 26 years.
She was born Jan. 1, 1943, in Magoffin County, Ky., to Billie May and Hettgarn Arnett.
She owned the Salem Drive-in Theater from 1987 until it closed in 1994.
She was married to Hank Schwoeble of Salem for 32 years. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include: a sister, Pattie Green, San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, Kimberly Young of Denver; a son, HA Schwoeble, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two granddaughters.


TRESSIE M. BROEKER,70, Crestwood, Ky., died Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
She was a member of Ballardsville Baptist Church and a longtime employee of the Goshen Board of Education. She was born Jan. 2, 1940, at Fisherville, Ky.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Sid Sherman Pike and Luke Jerome Pike; and two great-granddaughters.
Survivors include: her loving companion, Frankie Hawkins; five children, Kathy (Michael) Davenport, Louisville; Tommy (Annette) Branscum, Tampa, Fla., Rose Mary (Rodney) Wineinger, Salem, Ross Milton (Joyce) Branscum, Eminence, Curtis G. (Laura) Branscum, LaGrange; two sisters, Lydia Karr and Nellie Best, both of Shepherdsville; two brothers, Michael Pike, Louisville, and Harlen (Corkey) Pike, Frankfort; 11 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held on Saturday, October 16 at Arch L. Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home in LaGrange, K y. with burial to follow in Louisville Memorial Gardens East.


VIRGINIA R. (MARSH) SHEEHAN, 69, died at her residence on Thursday, October 7, 2010.
She worked for over 15 years at PNC Bank in Louisville and was a former employee at Rescare and Green Banner Publishing. She was also a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Bradford, Indiana.
Virginia was born on May 16, 1941 to the late Edward J. and Josephine F. (Higgins) Marsh in Elizabeth, Indiana. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Russell L. Richmer and Larry Sheehan; siblings, Edward Marsh, John Marsh, Tom Marsh, Edith McClure, Florian Marsh, Sr., Livy Marsh, Mary Sutherland, Eleanora Lohrstorfer, Teresa Sceifers, and Michael Marsh.
She is survived by her husband Wayne E. Schott of Pekin; children, Tim R. Richmer and his wife, Debbie of Sevierville, Tennessee, Todd A. Richmer and his wife, Paula of Russell Springs, Kentucky, and Mica “Mike” Richmer and his wife, Diana of Sellersburg; sisters, Rose Padgett and her husband, Jim of Lanesville, Amy Douglas and her husband, Bob of Clarksville; 15 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Her visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, October 8, at Newcomer Funeral Home – Southern Indiana (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) and after 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 9, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church (11400 Farmer’s Lane NE, Bradford, Indiana) with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
The family request that donations in her memory be made to Hosparus – the Community Hospice of Southern Indiana.


JIMMY LEE MCNEELY, 62, Lexington, died Monday, October 4, in Scottsburg.
He was a former employee of Keenan's and self employed as a small engine mechanic.
Survivors include his wife, Pat McNeely of Lexington; daughter, Melissa Carol McNeely of Lexington; brother, Everitt McNeely of Scottsburg; sisters, Kathy Cloud of Scottsburg, Ann Cox of Louisville; and Darlene McCrady of Scottsburg, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was Friday, October 8, at Stewart and Hoagland Funeral Home in Scottsburg with Pastor Jason Johns officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in care of Stewart and Hoagland Funeral Home.
Burial will be at a later date.

POLLY ANN HERALD, 87, Austin, died Monday, October 4, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
The Owsley County, Ky., native was a member of the Church of Christ in Austin.
Survivors include her daughter, Marilyn Terry of Tennessee, Linda Needler of Austin; sons, A.C. Herald of Austin, Don Herald of Crothersville; sisters, Delsia Roberts of Austin, Della Roberts of Booneville, Ky., Louise Harris of Booneville, Ky., Beulah Helton of Ghent, Ky., brothers, Mike Riley of Kentucky and Elmer Riley of Winchester, Ky.;eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was Thursday, October 7, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. Burial was in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin.

GAEL NANNETTE BUNCH, 73, Scottsburg, died Saturday, September 18, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
The Jackson, Mi., native was a former mail carrier for the old I.C.I. America in Charlestown and a former member of the Phi Beta Psi Sorority.
Survivors include three daughters, Debbie Hall of Scottsburg, Jo Ann McCullough of Lexington, and Connie Basham of Commiskey; a sister, Carol Banks of Cottonwood, Az., seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be Sunday, October 17, at 1 p.m. at the First Apostolic Church in Austin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg for Phi Beta Psi Cancer Research.


DENNIS SPIVEY, 71, Lexington, died Friday, October 8, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
The Sand Gap, Ky., native was a retired repairman for General Electric in Louisville, Ky., and a member of the Pentecostal Faith, English Lodge No. 622 F&AM and the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis.
Survivors include his wife, LaQuita Thomas Spivey; son, Don L. Spivey of Madison; two daughters, Donna Law and Dana Spivey, both of Lexington; two brothers, Perry Spivey of Scottsburg and James E. Spivey of Spanaway, Wa., six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was Monday, October 11, at Collins Funeral Home with burial in the Scottsburg Cemetery. A masonic memorial service was conducted on Sunday, October 10.


LAYTON SMITH,94, Scottsburg, died Friday, October 8, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
The Breathitt County, Ky., native attended New Frankfort Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lena Bell Smith of Scottsburg; daughters, Della Rose Madden of Scottsburg; Erma J. Hawkins of New Albany, Betty Sue Madden of Lawrenceburg; Darlene Sandlin of Austin, Luna Bell Evans of Crothersville; sons, Don Smith of Scottsburg, Lonnie Smith of Austin, Clinton Smith of Columbus; and sister, Mary Gilbert of Austin; 36 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was Monday, October 11, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. Marvin McIntosh officiating.
Burial was in the Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.

ELLA MAUDE MCCULLOCH,90, Scottsburg, died Sunday, October 10, in Scottsburg.
She was a retired registered nurse and was a member of the Scottsburg Unite Methodist Church and the church's senior bowling league.
Survivors include a brother, John Mcculloch of Eden Prairie, MN., a sister, Martha Shaw of Mnneapolis, MN.
Funeral services will be Monday, October 18, at Scottsburg United Methodist Church with visitation on Sunday, October 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Stewart Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. on Monday at the church. The Rev. Steve Brackey will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Scottsburg Cemetery.

LINDA L. PYLE,64, Scottsburg, died Saturday, October 9, in Scottsburg.
The Scott County native was a former waitress at the old White Cottage restaurant in Scottsburg.
Survivors include her daughters, Lori Doud of Scottsburg, Robin Stafford of Petersburg; a son, Robert L. Smith Jr., of Indianapolis; stepsons, Scott Patrick Pyle of Madison, Ward Joseph Pyle of New Albany, and Travis William Pyle of Charleston, S.C., seven grandchildren.
Funeral service was Wednesday, October 13, at Stewart and Hoagland Funeral Home with the Rev. David James officiating.
Burial was in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.

MAE DELL DEPUTY,89, Commiskey, died Saturday, October 9.
She was a native of Metcalf, Ky., and worked at a shirt factory in Seymour and a homemaker. She was a member of United Christian Church, a lifetime member of Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign War in Seymour.
Survivors included two sons, William Steve Deputy of Crothersville, Larry W. Deputy of North Vernon; a daughter, Cynthia Niemeyer of Commiskey; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was Tuesday, October 12, at Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville with Pastor Damon Marling officiating. Burial was in the Cana Cemetery.

JENNIFER PAULINE JUST,35, Borden, died Thursday, October 7.
The Scottsburg native was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Neil Just of Borden; two sons, Preston Ray Just and Brady Neil Just, both of Borden; her mother, Barbara Nicholson and her husband, Irvin of Sevierville, Tn; her father, James Ervin Williams, Jr. of Borden; a sister, Sharon Kay Williams of Scottsburg; two brothers, James Williams of Crothersville, Chris Williams of Lexington; grandparents, Ray and Pauline Baker of Austin; JoAnn Christine Williams of New Albany; and mother and father-in-law, Barbara and Hilbert Just of Borden.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 12, at Scott Funeral Home's North Chapel in Jeffersonville with burial in the Ebenezer Church Cemetery.

TIMOTHY AXL "TIM" LANZONI,20, Hanover, formerly of Dupont, died Tuesday, October 5, at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.
The Boca Raton, Fl., native was employed at Madison Goodwill, McDonald's of Madison and AAALawn Care.
Survivors include his companion, Mallory R. McGaughey of Hanover; two sons, Trenton McGaughey of Hanover and Micah Lanzoni of Hnaover; his mother, Mona G. Witt Lanzoni of Madison; his father, Timothy Lee Lanzoni and step-mother Robin Angel of Cape Coral, Fl; a half-sister, Stacy Obertate of Fort Knox, Ky., his step-brother, Robbie LeDue of Cape Coral, Fl., his grandmothers, Ruth Sage of Deputy; Helene Garrigan of Lynn Mass.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 11, at 5 p.m. at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with Pastor Scott Kollman officiating. Burial was in the Sprindale Cemetery in Madison.

ROBERT JUNIOR FORD,85, Madison, died Wednesday, October 6, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
The Jefferson County native was a diary farmer and tobacco farmer. He also worked at the Chap Stites Construction. He was a member of the Wirt Baptist Church near Wirt.
Survivors include his wife, Dalphene Pearl Shadrick Ford of Madison; two sons, Larry Robert Ford of Madison, Robert “bobby” Jeffery Ford of Madison, two daughters, Susan Mora Phillips of Commiskey and Julia Melita Cain of Madison; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral was Saturday, October 9, at Wirt Baptist Church with Pastor Troy Hedges officiating. Burial was in the Dupont Cemetery.

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