Obituaries November 10, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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LOUIS EDWARD ZOLLMAN,, 77, died Tuesday, November 02, 2010.
He was born in Frohna, Missouri to Carl and Concordia (Mueller) Zollman on March 20, 1933. He worked as a plumber-pipefitter for 46 years and retired in 1995. He was lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lanesville, IN.
He is survived by his three daughters and three grandsons, Jacqueline Zollman (Garrett) of Ramsey, Ron and Lisa Garlick of Atlanta, GA and Scott and Denise Hess (Dylan and Dane) of Phoenix, AZ; his brother Rev. W. Thomas and Sammye Zollman of Grand Rapids, MI, his sisters, Gertrude Hosler of Phoenix, Rev. Robert and Marian Brockhoff of Florence, KY and James and Adele Wade of Georgetown, and many nieces, nephews and good friends.
A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Saturday, November 6, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation or to the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance 801 Roeder Rd. Suite 750, Silver Spring, MD 27910.
Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon are handling the arrangements.


JON WARREN GRIFFIN, 62, died Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at his home.
He was born on December 12, 1947 to Walter Andrew and Marilynn Rose Long Griffin in Jeffersonville; IN. He was a graduate of Jeffersonville High School. He was a certified master mechanic for 40 years and worked at Alignrite in Jeffersonville.
Survivors include his wife Wanda Helton Griffin of Marysville; sons, Jonathan A. Mitchell of Indianapolis, Richard and James Bower both of Jeffersonville, and John Bower of New Market; daughters, Dawn L. Judd of Indianapolis, and Lisbeth Banks of Jeffersonville; brother, Robert S. Ogden of Denver, CO, sister, Deborah Griffin of Jeffersonville, IN; 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 11am at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in the New Market Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4pm to 8pm and after 9am on Friday.


RUSSELL E. CALLOWAY, 67, Salem, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at his residence.
He was a member of Bunker Hill Christian Church and the Salem-Washington County Senior Center.
He retired in 2005 from the old Kimball Office Furniture Borden Division.
A life resident of Washington County, he was born Jan. 12, 1943, at Corydon, to Roscoe R. and Goldie A. Kintner Calloway.
Survivors include: a son, Roger Calloway, Corydon; two daughters, Bonnie Calloway and Lisa Eaves, both of Salem; two brothers, Jasper Calloway and Carl Calloway, both of Salem; two sisters, Elsie Banet, Lanesville, and Linda Murphy, Scottsburg; and three grandchildren.
His parents, two sisters and a brother preceded him death.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Bro. Ronnie Baker officiating.
Interment will follow in Bunker Hill Cemetery near Salem.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem-Washington County Senior Center, 1705 N. Shelby St., Salem, Ind. 47167.

CHARLES LESLIE BRIDGEWATER, 79, of Scottsburg, Indiana, died Tuesday, November 2, at his residence.
He was a retired personnel specialist for the U.S. Civil Service at multiple locations throughout the United States, U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean & Vietnam Wars, a member of the Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church, I.O.O.F. Lodge # 555 and American Legion Post # 234 both in Scottsburg, Indiana. Survivors include his wife, Betty Doreen Bridgewater; three brothers, Robert and Raymond Bridgewater both of Scottsburg, Indiana and Donald Bridgewater of Lexington, Indiana; three sisters, Shirley Mae Bridgewater, Joyce Ann Mullins and Mary Lou Woodson all of Ewbanks, Kentucky and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service was Thursday, November 4, at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Hopewell Cemetery. Memorial Contributions: His church or Scott County Relay for Life c/o Collins Funeral Home.

JIM BLANKENSHIP, 59, Austin, died Tuesday, November 2, in Austin.
The Scott County native was reitred from Cummins in Columbus and was a member of the Scottsburg F&AM Lodge No. 572, Indianapolis Valley Scottish Rite and Scott County Family Moose Lodge No. 2324.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Kay Blankenship of Austin, daughter, Kelley Blankenship of Scott County; a son, Eric Blankenship of Noblesville; brother, John Blankenship of Lexington; sister, Reva Mae Baker of Crothersville; three grandchildren.
Funeral service will be Saturday, November 6, at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home at 4 p.m. with visitation from 2 to 4 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made in care of the funeral home.

GRACE WEST GAY, 86, Scottsburg, died Tuesday, November 2, at Hampton Oaks in Scottsburg.
The Kentucky native was a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughters, Bennie Smith of Austin, Mary Katherine Gay of New Port News, Va., Janice Pratt of Austin, and Jennie Witten of Austin; sons, Jerry Gay of Austin, Roy Irvin Gay of Dupont; sisters, Mae Spicer of Scottsburg, Lucy White of Scottsburg and Carla Hughes of Phoenix, Az.; a brother, Roy West of Florida; 12 granchildren and seven great-granchildren.
Funeral service was Thursday, November 4, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. Damon Marlin officiating.
Burial was in the Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.

BETTY J. “GRANNY” BANE, 79, of Salem, died Friday, November 5, at Meadow View Health & Rehab Center in Salem.
She was a private home care provider for the elderly, a member of the Little York Christian Church and was a corrrespondent writer of the Bane Hollow News in the Salem Democrat & the Scott County Journal.
Survivors include three sons: Mike (Robin) Bane of Scottsburg, Tony Bane of Phoenix, Az. & Cory Bane of Salem, Indiana and three daughters: Carolyn Browning of Scottsburg, Indiana, Joyce Todd of Leesburg, Fl. & Debbie Brown of Wildwood, Fl., 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service is set for 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana with burial in Mount Hebron Cemetery. Visitation is after 9 am Wednesday.

WANDA (ZINTZ) ERB, 87, of Scottsburg, died Saturday, Nov. 6.
She was a native of New Albany, and was a retired vice-president of credit at the old Production Credit Association in Scottsburg, Indiana for 27 years retiring in 1985, a member of the Scottsburg Presbyterian Church, where she was a former choir member, a graduate of New Albany High School Class of 1941, a member of the Lyric Club, Barbershop Quartet and a volunteer and member of the Scottsburg Beautification Committee.
Survivors include caregivers: Karen and Randy Moffett of Scottsburg.
Funeral service was Monday, November 8, at Collins Funeral Home with burial to follow in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
Memorial Contributions: Scott County Humane Society or Alzheimers Association c/o Collins Funeral Home.

KENNETH ROY HAVEN, 80, of Scottsburg, Indiana, died Saturday, Nov. 6, at Scott Memorial Hospital.
He was a retired railroad operator for the old Pennsylvania Railroad Company where he worked for over 30 years and also a former truck driver for the old W.L. Hubbard Company both in Scottsburg. He was a member of the Little York Christian Church and a graduate of Scottsburg High School Class of 1948.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth L. (Cravens) Haven; five sons, Kenneth Wayne Haven of Scottsburg, Ronald R. Haven of San Diego, Ca., Arley O. Haven of Pekin, Larry N. Haven of Scottsburg, and Michael J. (Sheila) Haven of Tunnelton; four daughters, Alberta J. Bullard, Joyce Ann Bowling, Loretta G. Haven and Rebecca K. Bruck all of Scottsburg, Indiana; a brother, Glenn (Anita) Haven of Little York, Indiana, 19 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Edward & Wallace Haven.
Funeral service: was Tuesday at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Little York Cemetery.

SARA MCINTOSH EDWARDS, 25, Crothersville, died Friday, November 5, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
The Louisville, Ky., native was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Crothersville.
Survivors include her husband, Matthew Edwards of Crothersville; daughters, Emaleigh Ann Edwards of Crothersville, Ayden Jace Edwards of Crothersville; mother, Sherry Palmer Lawless of Austin; father, Roger McIntosh of Crothersville; grandparents, Shaftner McIntosh of Austin, Jean Palmer of Scottsburg; a sister, Morgan Michelle McIntosh of Austin.
Funeral service was Monday, November 8, at Buchanan Funeral Home with the Rev. David Schill officiating.

JOHN R. BARNES, 79, Uniontown, died Thursday, November 4, at his home.
The Jackson County native was retired from Arvins, a Crothersville Community School bus driver for 28 years, served as the Vernon Township trustee for 16 years and was a livestock dealer.
He was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Tabernacle in Seymour.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Irene Estes Barnes; four sons, John Michael Barnes of Scottsburg, David Wayne Barnes of Uniontown, Jerry A. Barnes of Columbus, Jeffrey Lynn Barnes of Indianapolis, seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Walter R. “Bob” Barnes of Flagstaff, Az.
Funeral service was Sunday, November 7, at Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville with burial to follow at Uniontown Cemetery with Jerry Ousley officiating.
Memorial contributions may be given to the funeral home for funeral expenses.

CHARLES CONRAD COLBURN, 65, Lexington, died Wednesday, November 3, at his home.
The Beaver Dam, Ky., native was a graduate of Jeffersonville High School and was inducted into the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He began a career in law enforcement with the Sellersburg Police Department. He worked in the arson division and rose to the rank of Captain and Detective for criminal investigations. He also worked for FNGP Plastics in Scottsburg. He was a faithful member of the Ryker's Ridge Baptist Church and served as trustee. He was also a member of the Buckner Sellersburg Masonic Lodge No. 631 F&AM. He was an avid woodworker.
Funeral service was Sunday, November 7, at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison and was officiated by Dr. Paul Brewster.
Burial was held in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.
Full military honors were conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

MAGGIE MAE PRATHER RAY McCARTY, 84, Madison, died Sunday, November 7, at Hanover Health and Rehab Center in Hanover.
The Lancaster, Ky., was employed as a seamstress with the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Madison. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Madison and a member of the Clavary Baptist Church and was a member of the Lottie Moon Missionary Circle.
Survivors include her son, David L. Ray of Lexington; step-son, Richard McCarty of Pompano Beach, Fl., several grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was Wednesday, November 10, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Madison. Graveside service was Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Lancaster Cemetery in Lancaster, Ky.
Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre was in charge of the arrangements.

HELEN LAW GRAY, 87, Deputy, died Friday, November 5, at Hickory Creek of Scottsburg.
She was a graduate of Scottsburg High School was employed at the former Colgate factory in Jeffersonville. She worked for Conn Organ Company in Madison, retired from Jefferson Proving Ground in Madison and was a member of the Deputy United Methodist Church in Deputy.
Survivors include a daughter, Sheila McMillen of Nabb, two grandsons, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be Thursday, November 11, at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with the Rev. Steve Brackney officiating. Burial will be in the Pisgah Cemetery in Deputy.

MARTHA GRAY, 62, died Saturday, November 6, at her residence.
She is a native of Manchester, Ky., She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son: Charles E. Gray of Austin, two daughters: G. Danielle Stilz of Scottsburg, and Lisa Henson of Manchester, Ky.; five sisters: Mary Smith, Bobbie Smith, Sudie Smith, Patricia Combs and Sarah Carr all of Manchester, Ky. and four brothers: Cecil, Robert, Clinton and Bill Smith all of Manchester, Ky. Martha is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.
A graveside service at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at Scottsburg Cemetery.
Direct Cremation was chosen no visitation.
Arrangements by: Collins Funeral Home.

CLINTON DEXTER SAXON, 45, of Salem died November 2, 2010 at his home.
He was born January 1, 1965 in Texas, the son of Quinten and Jeannette Walker Saxon.
He was a disabled heavy equipment operator and a member of Covenant Life Church in Jeffersonville.
He is survived by his wife, Polly Hunt Saxon; two sons, Ace Daniel Saxon of Fredericksburg and Christopher Dexter Saxon of Salem; a daughter, Becky Lynn Saxon of Clarksville; an adopted daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Smith of Jeffersonville; three brothers, Foster Lynn Saxon and Justin Saxon of Hobbs, New Mexico, and Tony Lee Saxon of Atlanta, Georgia.
The memorial service was Saturday, Nov. 6 at Covenant Life Church, 2326 Veterans Parkway, Jeffersonville.
Weathers Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

LAWRENCE RALSTON, 93, Benham, Ind., died Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at The Waters of Salem in Salem.
He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Olean, Ind., and was the oldest member of the Versailles Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, the Salem Lions Club and the Brown Township American Legion.
He was a 1935 graduate of Vevay High School, a 1939 graduate of Purdue University and received his master's degree from the University of Michigan.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he served as a captain in the 89th division during the invasion of France.
He had been an agriculture teacher in the Milroy, Milan and Cross Plains school systems, retiring in 1978.
He had also served for five years as a director on the Indiana State Fair Board, had served on the Milan Town Board, served several terms on the Ripley County Council and also on the Ripley County Planning Commission.
He was born Sept. 22, 1917, near Pleasant in Switzerland County, to Clarence and Jessie Carnine Ralston.
On Feb. 24, 1940, he married the former Mallie Lakeman. She preceded him in death on Dec. 7, 2003.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bruce Ralston.
Survivors include: two sons, Jim (Linda) Ralston, Salem, and Doug (Lisa) Ralston, Evansville; two brothers, Dillman (Evelyn) Ralston, Clearwater, Fla., and Earl (Shirley) Ralston, Tahola, Wash; two sisters, Ruth Stegemiller, Southport, Ind., and Mary Geyman, Madison, Ind.; two sisters-in-law, Patsy Ralston, Benham, and Janice Furnish, East Enterprise, Ind.; three grandchildren, Ryan Ralston, Lexington, Molly (Jared) Hammack, Avon, and Jenna Ralston, Chicago; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
The Versailles Masonic Lodge services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with Pastor James Culver officiating.
Burial, with military rites by the Brown Township American Legion, will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or the Washington County Community Foundation, c/o Stratton-Karsteter, P.O. Box 84, Versailles, Ind. 47042.

SANDRA QUALKENBUSH MCCRACKEN, 50, French Lick, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at her residence.
She attended the Springs Valley Church of the Nazarene and was a member of the American Legion Post 76 in French Lick.
She was born June 5, 1960, at Paoli, to Max and Bonnie Qualkenbush.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Beth Qualkenbush Henry.
Survivors include: two daughters, Elizabeth McCracken, French Lick, and Shayna Rosenbaum, Salem; a sister, Chris Strahan, Paoli; and four grandchildren.
Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wellman Funeral in Paoli. Burial followed in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in French Lick.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wellman Funeral Home, 226 W. Campbell St., Paoli, Ind. 47454, to assist with funeral expenses.

IRENE ROSE MILLER, 92, of Starlight, died Sunday morning, November 7, 2010 at Mercy Providence Retirement Home in New Albany.
She worked and managed the family farm in Starlight for over 80 years. Her life’s devotion was caring for her parents, sisters and nieces and nephews. In 1861, Irene’s family were founding members of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Starlight.
She was born April 18, 1918 to the late Louis B. and Anna M. (Yocum) Miller in Starlight. Irene was also preceded in death by her sister, Rita Geraghty; two infant brothers; niece, Margaret (Kruer) Schindler; nephew, Kenny Kruer; brother-in-laws, Virgil Weikel, Charlie Geraghty, Raymond Kruer and Carl Popp.
She is survived by her loving sisters, Catherine Kruer and Marie Miller, both of Starlight, Marcella Weikel of Louisville, and Dolores Popp of Sellersburg; 33 nieces and nephews; 57 great nieces and nephews; 46 great-great nieces and nephews and two great-great-great nieces and nephews and many close friends.
Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday, November 10, at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany).
A prayer service will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 11, at St. John the Baptist Church in Starlight, Indiana with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
Potter, Shyanne Bierly, Chloey Sabens, Tyler Zink, Isaiah Snelling, Kiara Hill and Waylon Bramer.

DAWN ELIZABETH MCCOY, 35, died Sunday, November 7, 2010 at her home.
She was born Aug. 31, 1975 in New Albany, IN. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant for Providence Retirement Home in New Albany, IN, and enjoyed walking, hiking and camping along with just being outdoors.
She is survived by her husband, Troy McCoy; daughter, Tiphani McCoy and son Christopher McCoy all of Charlestown; mother, Marcia Hill, New Albany; grandparents, William & Christine Nale of Georgetown, great grandmother Freda Irwin of New Albany, aunt Bonnie Nale, uncle Mike Nale and cousin Andrea Nale.
Memorial Services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday Nov. 11, 2010 at the Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown.
Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Thursday.

ANGELA MARILYNN CASEY, 37 of Sellersburg, IN passed away Monday, November 8, 2010 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY.
She was born on July 18, 1973 in Jeffersonville, IN the daughter of Marvin and Linda Haley Casey. Angela was preceded in death by her father. She was a manager of Client Services for the Center of Accessible Living in Louisville, KY and a member of Bethany Christian Church.
She is survived by her Mother Linda Casey of Sellersburg, IN; brothers Andrew Casey of Commiskey, IN and Christopher Casey (Heidi) of Charlestown, IN; nephew Hunter Casey and nieces Catherine and Holley Casey.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday November 10, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Bethany Christian Church with burial in the Union Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4 PM-8 PM at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown and after 9 AM Wednesday at the church.
Expressions of sympathy should go to the Bethany Christian Church Capitol Fund, 9007 Hwy 62 in Charlestown, IN 47111.

JOE WILLIS BLEDSON, 89, Charlestown, formerly of Creelsboro Community, died Monday, Nov. 1 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Russell County on Aug. 18, 1921 to the late Bessie Campbell Bledsoe and the late George Willis Bledsoe.
He was a carpenter; a veteran of the US Navy; and a member of Bethany Christian Church in Charlestown.
He was preceded in death by two brothers Allen Bledsoe and Tom Bledsoe and one sister, Ruth Combest.
He is survived by his wife Mae Bledsoe; three sons, Kerry (Toni) Bledsoe, Morgantown, Wva.; Larry (Janet) Bledsoe; West Lafayette and Jeff Bledsoe, Jacksonville, Fla. and six grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday, Nov. 4 at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with military honors. Burial followed in Campbell Cemetery.

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