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Obituaries Ocotber 20, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 October 2010 00:00

 

ERMETT "BABE" BAIRD, 84
JAMES GILBERT BURGIN, SR., 96
PHYLLIS ANN MEHAFFIE, 57
ALICE VIVIAN CASTANEDA, 63
PATRICIA I. RICE, 73
ROSEMARY I. DEATON, 61
KENNETH R. BURNS, 74
ROBERT L. "BOB" BRODT, 80
SERGIO AVENDANO, 48
VICKI S. MERRITT, 67
PETER FREDERICK "PETE" HELSEL, 61
ISAAC "IKE" H. HARDIN, 97
MARY JANE SHANKS, 86
ROGER LEE BUNDY, 89
GEORGE MERRY JR., 83
LAVEDA M. GRIDER, 86
MARGARET B. "PEGGY" WOLFE, 89
REV. NOAH SPICER, 84
TAMMY D. CUTSHALL, 48
RICKY LYNN VIRES, 35
KATHRYN MARIE WALTS, 96
MARY HUGHES MATTINGLY FORDICE, 86
M. KEITH COLGLAZIER, 53
JOE D. TABOR, 89
WAYNE "DOC" WATTS, 81
GEREL E. RICHEY SR., 73
ROBERT "BOB" COLLIER, 79
DANNY BYRON BLACKLOCK, 58
DANNY BYRON BLACKLOCK, 58
GEREL E. RICHEY, Sr., 73
RALPH CAMPBELL, 56
CHARLES DOUGLAS CREAKMAN, 62

ERMETT "BABE" BAIRD,, 84, Charlestown, died Monday, October 11, 2010 in Charlestown.
He was a well known life-long member of the community. He was a local businessman, Army veteran, member of the First United Methodist Church of Charlestown, and the former president of the Indiana Manufactured Housing Association among other things.
He is preceded in death by his wife Gayla Baird and a daughter Lisa Gregory.
Survivors include his daughter, Rhonda Fifield, of Clarksville; son, Eric Baird, of Charlestown; grandsons, Josh Gregory, of Charlestown, Andrew Fifield and Phillip Fifield, both of Kingsport, TN and two great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted on Friday, October 15 at Grayson Funeral Home, with burial in the Charlestown Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Hosparus at 624 E. Market St., New Albany, IN 47150.

 


JAMES GILBERT BURGIN, SR., 96, Charlestown, died Monday, October 11, 2010 at his home.
He was born on March 3, 1914 to James Berry and Jettie Runner Burgin in Van Buren, KY. He was a retired farmer and bus driver. He was a member of the Park Street Church of Christ in Charlestown.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his son Stephen Burgin; a son-in-law, Roy Yount Jr.; daughter-in-law, Agnes Burgin; and a grandson, Ray Rose.
Survivors include his wife, Opha P. Ruby Burgin, of Charlestown; sons; Charles Burgin (Shirley), of Nabb, James Burgin Jr. (Sylvia), Nabb and David Burgin (Elizabeth), Borden; daughters, Emogene Reis (Everett), Nabb, Phyllis R. Rose, Charlestown, Brenda Yount, Scottsburg, and Freda King (Dick), of Independence, KY; brother, Homer Burgin, Louisville; sisters, Exie Dadisman, Louisville, Lydia Jackson, of Cave City, KY, Evelyn Bates of Fredericksburg, VA and Betty Kruse, of Ontario, Canada; 23 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted on Saturday, October 16 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in the Crown Hill Cemetery.

 


PHYLLIS ANN MEHAFFIE, 57, Middlesbourne, West Virginia, formerly of Clark County died Monday, October 11, 2010 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
She was born on August 7, 1953 to Lowry Gale and Marjorie Hearn Bowyer in Madison. She was a pastor and teacher and member of the Middlebouree United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Sarah.
Survivors inlude her husband, Rev. Dennis Mehaffie, sister, Karen Sue Lauter, Kentucky, neice, Lori Wright, Kentucky, great nephews, Ben and Nathan Wright, step-mother Vera Bowyer, Jeffersonville and aunt Mary Helen Bowyer, Jeffersonville.
Services were conducted on Friday, October 15 at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Paynesville, Indiana.
Expressions of sympathy should go to Middlebourne United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 72, Middlebourne, West Virginia, 26149.



ALICE VIVIAN CASANEDA, 63, Charlestown, died Sunday, October 10 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born January 23, 1947 to Henry and Viola Lewis Montgomery in Charlestown.
Survivors include her son, Darrell Neal, Charlestown, daughters, Tina Crus, Sellersburg and Loretta Whaley, California, brothers, Jerry Montgomery, Charlestown and Leonard Montgomery, Kentucky, sisters, Janie Rosengarden, Charlestown, Phyllis Vest, New Albany and Loretta Barhart, Charlestown.
Graveside services were conducted on Friday, October 15 at Charlestown Cemetery. Arrangements were by Grayson Funeral Home.



PATRICIA I. RICE, 73, Borden, died Monday, October 11 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born on March 17, 1937 in Pekin, she was the daughter of the late Edgar W. Terrell and Alice (Mull) Terrell. She was a member of Borden Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, David Rice and one daughter, Cathy Watkins.
Survivors include her husband John Williams Rice, three sons, Timothy (Peggy) Rice, Memphis; Michael Rice, Henryville; Richard (Wanda) Rice, Roxboro, North Carolina, one son-in-law, Steve Watkins, one brother, William Terrell, Maryland, one sister, Betty Lee Hanger, Arizona, six grandchildren, Ashley Evinger, Matthew Rice, Ben Rice, Jordan Stewart, Haylee Rice and Jacob Rice, one great-grandchild, Colton Evinger.
Services were held on Friday, October 15 at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Borden with burial in Daisy Hill Cemetery.



ROSEMARY I. DEATON, 61, Austin, Monday, October 11, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
The Earlville, Il., native was a member of the Trinity House of Prayer in Austin.
Survivors include daughters, Kimberly Smith of Scottsburg, Amy Luvianos of Austin; sons, Carl Zobal of Michigan, Shawn Smith of Madison, Jamie Murdock of Socttsburg, Matthew Murdock of Austin; sisters, Bonnie Anderson of Tampico, Il., Vickie Reed of Stirling, Il., brothers, Dewayne Link of Ky., Kurt Link of California; step-father, Donald Vahowen of Earlville, Il.; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, at Trinity House of Prayer in Austin with the Rev. Billie Joe Deaton officiating. Buchanan Funeral Home of Austin was in charge of the arrangements.



KENNETH R. BURNS, 74, Scottsburg, died Tuesday, October 12, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
The Salyersville, Ky., was a retired owner and operator of the old Ready Rooter Plumbing Company in Scottsburg and attended the Underwood Baptist Church and was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Norma J. Burns; four sons, Keith O. Burns of Caro, Mi., Bill Lesnet, Tony Lesnet and John B. Lesnet, all of Scottsburg; two daughters, Cynthia D. Scifres and Jeanie S. Richey, both of Scottsburg; a brother, Jerry Burns of Paoli; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral service on Saturday, October 15, at 11 a.m. at Collins Funeral Home. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. today (Saturday).
Burial will be in the Scottsburg Cemetery.



ROBERT L. "BOB" BRODT, 80, died Thursday, October 7, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
The Scottsburg native was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was retired from Cox's Pharmacy after 27 years.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Brodt; children: Larry Brodt, Tom Brodt, Barbara Brodt; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren and brother, Fred Brodt of Scottsburg.
Funeral services were held at Ratterman and Sons Funeral Home in Louisville, Ky., and burial in the St. Michael Cemetery.
Collins Funeral Home of Scottsburg was in charge of the local arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made through Collins Funeral Home to the American Heart Association.



SERGIO AVENDANO, 48, Seymour, died Tuesday, October 12 at his residence.
He was a San Jaun, Tx., native and was a graduate of Austin High School and worked for ENKEI America as Safety/Environmental Specialist. He was a member of the Cortland Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Shawna Avendano; a daughter, Hannah E. Avendano, a son, Gabriel A. Avendano; two sisters, Maria Salinas, and Elva; a brother, Jamie Avendano; mother in-law, Elizabeth Hensley; father-in-law, Larry D. Prince.
Funeral service will be at Voss Chapel in Seymour on Saturday, October 16, with the Rev. Clifton Burton officiating.
Visitation will be after 9 a.m. until time of service.
Burial will be at the Riverview Cemetery with a Voss Dove release.



VICKIE S. MERRITT, 67, Georgetown, died Monday October 11, 2010.
She was preceded in death by parents dad, Sarah and Earl Blust. Survivors include her husband Melvin, son Todd (Mallory Schaeffer) Jensen, Louisville, daughter Amy (Gary) Madigan, Michigan, grandchildren, Tyler, Dylan, Christopher and Shelby, her mother Coleen Day, brother, Clete Day, aunt Katie Maxey.
Services were conducted on Friday, October 15 at Oak Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann and Naville Funeral Home.
Burial will be at the Riverview Cemetery with a Voss Dove release.



PETER FREDERICK "PETE" HELSEL, 61, Madison, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at his residence.
He was of the Presbyterian faith. A resident of Madison for the past 10 years, he was formerly of Salem and was a 1967 graduate of Salem High School.
He was inducted into the U.S. Navy on Feb. 26, 1968 and rose to the rank of DN E-3 during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged on Feb. 25, 1974 from Camp Lejeune, N.C., receiving the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
He was employed as a die setter for all of his working career and last worked at Engineered Sintering and Plastics, Inc. in Watertown, Conn., as a die setter.
He was born Jan. 25, 1949, at Akron, Ohio, to Jess F. and Barbara Jane Ebert Helsel.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Holly Beth Helsel, in 1964 and his stepson-in-law, Matt Cyrus.
He was first united in marriage to Deborah Engle, who survives. On Sept. 7, 2001, he married the former Judith Lynn Beech, who survives.
Other survivors include: his parents of Salem; a daughter, Heather Renae Helsel, Salem; a son, Brian Craig (Summer) Helsel, Campbellsburg; two stepdaughters, Melissa Ann Cyrus, Lexington, Ind., and Angela Carol Dougherty, Carrollton, Ky.; a stepson, Douglas Gerald Smith, Carrollton, Ky.; two sisters, Jessica Jane (Don) Craig, Omaha, Neb., and Leslie Alison Gilstrap, Salem; two grandchildren, seven stepgrandchildren, and one step-great-granddaughter.
Services were conducted on Friday, October 15 at with full military honors at Morgan and Nay Funeral Home with burial in Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.



ISAAC "IKE" H. HARDIN, 97, died Tuesday, October 12, at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany.
He was a retired, self-employed jack-of-all trades who loved life.
He was born on June 6, 1913 in Springfield, Kentucky to the late Johnnie and Bessie (Gordon) Hardin. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Marvin Hardin, Charles Hardin, Albert Hardin, Jim Hardin, Rufus Hardin, and Dennis Hardin; and sisters, Nancy Cope, Alene Mullins, Mary Alsaline Riley.
He is survived by his daughter, Deanna Adam of Clarksville; grandchildren, April (Kirk) Hamsley of Georgetown; Cheri (Brent) Atchley of Jeffersonville; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Nicholas, and Codie Hamsley and Kiley and Keyton Atchley; sister, Lorene Scruggs; sister-in-law, Lou Tobias of Charlestown.
Services were conducted on Saturday, October 16 at Newcomer Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to American Diabetes Association.



MARY JANE SHANKS, 86, Salem, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at Meadow View Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salem.
She was a member of First Christian Church of Salem and a retired press operator for Ferraloy after 21 years.
She was born Feb. 25, 1924, at Attica, Ind., to Vern F. Haynes and Beatrice Grace Helfin Haynes.
On Aug. 29, 1948, she married Hoyt Shanks. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include: a son, Sam (Robin) Shanks, Salem; two daughters, Barbara J. Hewitt, Indianapolis, and Micki (Roger) Anderson, Salem; four grandchildren, Jessica (Steve) Tye, S. Brandon Shanks, Bradley H. (Jennifer) Anderson and Barry (Chastity) Anderson; and five great-grandchildren, Haylee Anderson, Jarrett Anderson, Kameron Tye, Drew Tye and Nathan Tye.
Services were conducted on Friday, October 15, at Hughes-Taylor Funeral home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.



ROGER LEE BUNDY, 89, of Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Salem, died Aug. 15, 2010.
He was born March 22, 1921 in Salem, he was the son of the late Trestle M. and Reba G. (Zink) Bundy.
In 1945, he married Wanda J. (Ball) Bundy, who died March 7, 1984. He married Sharon (Bell) Bundy, who died Dec. 18, 1990. He married Lorraine (Foors) Bundy, who survives.
He was the retired owner of the old Bundy's Home Grocery and the old Bundy's IGA in Salem.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Salem and served during WW II in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Lion's Club in Salem and Winter Haven, the Salem V.F.W. Post #6636, a former Salem School Board member and was a member of Indiana's 1st All-Star Basketball Team in 1939.
Survivors include: two sons, John M. Bundy of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Joe L. Bundy of Pekin; two daughters, Julie A. Miramonti of Atlanta, Ga. and Janet S. Helton of Salem; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Merle, Vance and Ernie Bundy.
A celebration of life open house will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 23 at the Salem Senior Citizens Center.
Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Salem, P.O. Box 283, Salem, Ind. 47167.



GEORGE MERRY JR., 83, Salem, died October 13, 2010 in Kentuckiana Medical Center.
He was a member of the Cornerstone Family Church in Campbellsburg and served in World War II as corporal in the U.S. Army and had been a life resident of Washington County.
He was a retired employee of the Old Hoosier Stone and Concrete Company in Salem, retiring in 1987.
He was born Sept. 5, 1927 in Taswell, the son of the late George W. Merry Sr. and Hazel (Hollen) Merry.
He married Jessie L. (Lee) Merry on November 22, 1948. She preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Survivors include Troy (Candice) Merry of Salem and a daughter Shelia Rodriguez of Hot Springs, Arkansas and three grandchildren.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Dawalt Funeral Home.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shop With a Cop program to Salem Police Department, 38 Public Square.



LAVEDA M. GRIDER,86, died Thursday, October 14 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born on May 14, 1924 to James and Dora Boggs Morgan in Whitesburg, Ky. She was a former beautician and former employee of Ford Motor Company. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary both in Jeffersonville.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Clemon Morgan, Hurstle Morgan and Verlon Morgan.
Survivors include her husband James R. Grider of Jeffersonville; brothers, Venice Morgan of Charlestown, Hubert Morgan of Charlestown and Wade Morgan of Jeffersonville; sisters, Lillian Fields of New Washington; Tina Blake of Jeffersonville and Burnell Perry Kays of Jeffersonville, along with several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be Sunday, Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in the Charlestown Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2-8 p.m. and after 10 a.m. Sunday.



MARGARET B. "PEGGY" WOLFE,89, died Monday, September 13.
She was Born on June 14, 1921 in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.
She was a friend and mentor to many who were fortunate to know her. She was an accomplished copywriter, beginning her career at the BBDO advertising agency in Pittsburgh, and later at the Zimmer-McClaskey-Lewis Advertising Agency in Louisville, (later McCann-Erickson Louisville).
She served several organizations, including Clark’s Grant Historical Society and the Sewickley Valley Historical Society (Sewickley, PA) and the Kentucky Society to Prevent Blindness, she also enjoyed simply helping others in need.
She supported local shelters for cats and was an avid caretaker of horses, often sharing her stables with other horse owners.
She enjoyed using her culinary skills and sharing recipes with a large circle of friends, attending steeplechase events and horse shows, and enjoying the sights of Kentucky, Southern Indiana and Pennsylvania.
She was a graduate and supporter of the University of Pittsburgh where she also served in the Delta Zeta sorority, and she attended the United Methodist Church of Sellersburg.
A memorial tribute will be held on Saturday, October 23 at 11 a.m. at the Sellersburg United Methodist Church, 226 N. New Albany Street, Sellersburg.
A burial service will be held in the Sewickley (PA) Cemetery on Saturday, October 30 at 11 a.m.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in her name to the Sellersburg United Methodist Church, or to any animal protection agency.



REV. NOAH SPICER,84, Austin, died Friday, October 15, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Louisville, Ky.
He was a native of Jackson, Ky., and was the pastor of the Free Pentecostal Holiness Church of God in Austin. He served as Seaman First Class in WWII.
Survivors include his daughter, Doris Johnson of Charlestown; a son, Randy Spicer of Austin and brother, Ed Spicer of Leesburg, Fl., five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was Monday, October 18, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. A.C. Campbell officiating.
Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.



TAMMY D. CUTSHALL,48, Austin, died Thursday, October 14, at Waters of Scottsburg in Scottsburg.
She was a native of Phenix, Al.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Mike Cutshall of Austin; daughter, Tamra Cutshall of Austin; daughter, Tamra Cutshall of Austin; step-daughters, Kimberly Rattenberry of Seymour, Sarah Howard of Austin, Billie Cutshall of Austin, Bobbie Cutshall of Scottsburg; sister, Lynn Spear of Phenix City, Al., and brother, Donnie Barbee of Phenix City, Al.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin.



RICKY LYNN VIRES,35, DePauw, formerly of Scott County, died Wednesday, October 13, at University of Louisville Hospital.
He was service technician at the Corydon Wal-Mart and self-employed mechanic.
Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Sue Brown Vires; sons, Kristian Davenport of Depauw, Ricky Skylar Vires of Scottsburg; daughters, Jamine Vires of Depauw, Candance Vires of Scottsburg; mother, Vici Lynn Hall Murray of Depauw; brothers, Granvil Vires, Jr. of Milltown, Willie Vires of Austin, Isaac Vires of Brownstown; sisters, Sheila Clark of Salem, Nancy Zeimer of Stoutsville, Oh., Janet Campbell of Austin, Peggy Vires of Crothersville.
Funeral services was Sunday, October 17, at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Corydon.



KATHRYN MARIE WALTS, 96, died Friday, October 15, 2010 at Norton Surburban Hospital in Louisville.
She was a member of Salem Church of Nazarene.
She was born September 27, 1914 in Salem, the daughter of Lotus and Eupha Rutherford Colglazier.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Walts; three sons, James L. Jackson, Robert Taylor and Donald Taylor; two sisters, Virginia Colglazier and Margaret Brewer; one grandson, one great-grandson and her parents.
She is survived by a son, Richard Walts of Louisville; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of service at Weathers Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.



MARY HUGHES MATTINGLY FORDICE, 86, Salem, died Monday, October 11, 2010 at the waters of Salem.
She was a retired employee of Bata Shoe Company and a member of Mt Carmel Christian Church.
She was born August 30, 1924 in Washington County,the daughter of Clyde Thomas Ray Hughes and Lula Coots Hughes.
She is survived by two sons, Joseph W. Mattingly of Louisville and Charles Mattingly of Salem; five daughters, Mary Benda of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, Joyce Brown of Salem, Loraine Speer of Brownstown, Barbara Piatt of Salem, Missouri and Kathy Albertson of Pekin; two brothers, William C. Hughes of West Lafayette and Thomas Hughes of Salem; a sister, Wanda Newton of Irving, Kentucky; 28 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, a daughter, a brother, two sisters and her parents.
Private services were held.



M. KEITH COLGLAZIER, 53, Salem, died Thursday, October 14, 2010 at his home.
He was born January 30, 1957 in Washington County,the son of Marvin William and Mildred Shoemaker Colglazier.
He was a former employee of International Wood in Salem.
He is survived by four children, Chasity Anderson, April Colglazier, Joseph Keith Colglazier and Lacey Colglazier, all of Salem; a brother, Jeffery Scott Colglazier of Bloomington; a sister, Debbie Floyd of Pekin; two half-brothers, Chip Colglazier and John Colglazier; a step-brother, Bryan McGinnis; his father and step-mother, Marvin and Jane Colglazier of Salem; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 23 at 2 p.m. at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Weathers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home for the benefit of the family.



JOE D. TABOR, 89, Salem, died Saturday, October 16, 2010 in St. Vincent Salem Hospital.
He was a retired self-employed floor covering installer and a former employee of the Washington County Highway Department. He was a member of the Faith Christian Center in Salem, served in WW II as a Aviation Radioman 3rd Class in the U.S. Navy and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps for 2 years.
Born November 23, 1920 in Vallonia, he was the son of the late Mead C. and Ella (Wineinger) Tabor.
He married Bulah May Soliday Tabor on January 14, 1967, who passed away November 20, 2006.
Survivors include four sons, Joe (Michelle) Tabor, Matt Tabor, Steve (Sherry) Tabor, all of Salem, and Donnie (Linda) Tabor of Tennessee; one daughter, Billie (Bob) Darling of Jeffersonville; one sister, Dorothy Roby of New Albany; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at Dawalt Funeral Home.
The funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Conway Cemetery near Salem, with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon Living Memorial Bible Plan.



WAYNE "DOC" WATTS, 81, Greenville, Ind., died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at his residence.
He was a member and deacon emeritus of First Southern Baptist Church in Floyds Knobs, a past master of the Masonic Lodge for over 56 years, a veteran of the U.S. Army, a retired employee of General Electric after 35 years, and a master craftsman.
He was the son of the late Joe and Callie Watts of Lost Creek, Ky.
His wife of 62 years, Orlena Mae Watts, survives.
Other survivors include: a daughter, Barbara Utz; three sisters, Clara McCleese, Martha Smith and Vanessa Baker of Jackson, Ky.; and one grandson.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra.
A Masonic service was held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday at First Southern Baptist Church in Floyds Knobs.
Burial followed in Greenville Cemetery.



GEREL E. RICHEY SR., 73, Scottsburg, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at Scottsburg.
He was a retired farmer, a member of Vienna Baptist Church and the Scott County Family Moose #2324 and a former member of the Army Reserves.
He was born July 12, 1937, at Scottsburg, to Herman and Nora Bell Davis Richey.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Melvin Richey; and two sisters, Anna L. Knight and Lula Bell Roll.
Survivors include: a son, Gerel E. (Alisha) Richey Jr., Scottsburg; three daughters, Diana (Terry) Dixon, Jeffersonville, Kelly (Shell) Parker, Seymour, and Morgan Richey; three sisters, Alberteen Shields, Jeffersonville, Betty Wickersham of Florida, and Jane Harmon, Muncie, Ind.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
There was no visitation.
A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Scottsburg Cemetery, with Shell Parker officiating.



ROBERT "BOB COLLIER, 79, Orleans, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, at his residence.
He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a lifelong farmer and a member of Carters Creek Christian Church.
He was born Feb. 11, 1931, in Champagne-Urbana, Ill., to Harry I. and Verna Mae Chastain Collier.
Survivors include: a daughter, Judith Pierce, Winston-Salem, N.C.; two sons, Ronald (Debby) Collier, Tucson, Ariz., and Richard (Rebecca) Collier, Paoli; three sisters, Reba Ridinger, St. Joseph, Ill., Mary Jones, Las Vegas, Nev., and Louise Halverson of California; a brother, Mervin Collier, Bedford; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Roger Collier; two sisters, Estelle Ellison and Bernice Richardson; and a brother, Clarence Collier.
A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, with Elder Barry Bishop officiating.
Military honors were accorded by the American Legion Post #250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107.
Memorial contributions may be made to Carters Creek Christian Church.
Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell was in charge of arrangements.



DANNY BYRON BLACKLOCK, 58, died Friday, October 15, at his Green Township residence.
He was a USAF Veteran, serving during the Vietnam Era, stationed in Wurtsmith, Mi., and was in Guam. He was a member of the Patriot Guard Motorcycle Club and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Austin.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda S. Blacklock; son, Damon Blacklock of Baltimore, MD.; daughter, Danielle Blacklock of Baltimore, MD., a sisters, Cheryl Gilbert of Otisco; Kathe Hoffman of Madison.
Funeral service was Monday, October 18, at the Ralph Meyer and Deters Funeral Home in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Burial was in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Gardens in Madison.



DOROTHY G. WELLS, 78, of Lexington, died Friday, October 15, at her residence.
The Madison native was a retired paint assembler for the old Kawneer Company in Carrollton, Ky.
Survivors include her husband, Orval Wells, Jr., three daughters, Kathy Cavendish of Lakeland, Fl., Toni Ann Hall of Madison, Dorothy Richie of Lexington; three sons, Robert Wells of North Vernon, Ronnie Wells of Deputy, and Johnny Kidd of Madison; three sisters, Juanita Jumps and Wilma Stewart, both of Madison, and Mary Helen Wilhoite of Hanover, 19 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services was Tuesday, October 19, at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Lexington Cemetery.



GEREL E. RICHEY SR., 73, Scottsburg, died Friday, October 15, in Scottsburg.
He was a retired farmer,a member of the Vienna Bpatist Church, Scott County Family Moose No. 2324, a former member of the Army Reserves.
Survivors include his son, Gerel E. Richey, Jr., of Scottsburg; daughters, Diana Dixon of Jeffersonville, Kelly Parker of Seymour and Morgan Richey.; sisters, Alberteen Shields of Jeffersonville, Betty Wickersham of Florida, and Jane Harmon of Muncie, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at Scottsburg Cemetery on Sunday, October 17, with Shell Parker officiating.
Stewart and Hoagland Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



RALPH CAMPBELL, 56, Austin, died Saturday, October 16, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
The Perry County, Ky., native was a member of the Shelter for the Sheep Church in Austin and was retired from Morgan Foods in Austin and was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 89.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce L. Campbell of Austin, daughters, Sandi Campbell of Austin, Erica Campbell Howell of Scottsburg; sisters Carol Colwell of Clay County, Lora Campbell of Yerkes, Ky., Joyce Lewis of Big Willard, Ky., Connie Deaton of Yerkes, Ky., Mary Smith of Upper Second Creek, Ky.; step mother, Blanche Campbell of Busy, Ky., and one grandson.
Funeral service was Tuesday, October 19, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. Larry Hatton officiating.
Burial was in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin.



CHARLES DOUGLAS CREAKMAN, 62, Austin, died Friday, October 15, at Hampton Oaks in Scottsburg.
The Guilford, NC. Native was a member of the Solid Rock Community Church in Scottsburg.
Survivors include his wife, Erma Combs Creakman of Ausitn; daughter, Crystal Creakman of Ausitn; son, Robbie Creakman of Lexington, NC., sisters, Diane Faulk of Cary, NC., Jeannie Lanning of Lexington, NC., Joanne Combs of Raleigh, NC., brother, Alan Creakman of Concord, NC., one grandchild.
Funeral service was Tuesday, October 19, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Ausitn with the Rev. Mike Shuler officiating.
Burial was in the New Providence Cemetery in Austin.




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