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Obituaries December 8, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 December 2010 00:00

 

WARREN G. JONES, 89
DEXTER NAPIER, 70
ICA B. WILKERSON 78
EDNA MAY LONE, 91
RICHARD LEE SILL, 61
CAROLYN S. RHOADS, 73
RUSSELL ARTHUR “RUSS” SHERRILL, 87
JOHNNY M. “ZEKE” COOPER, 59
MARY RUBY FLEENOR, 98
JERRY RAY LAMBERT, 65
THERON LESHER, 86
MARVEL MARIE PACEY, 90
PATRICIA “PATTY” MCGILL, 56
JERRY L. TERRELL, 69
WILLARD GAY, 85
ROWENA M. FREED, 95
CHARLES E. FLETCHER, 90
GEORGE E. HARMON, 70
WARREN G. JONES, 89
DEXTER NAPIER, 70
EDNA JEWELL BARRETT, 83
PASTOR RICHARD E. LOWE, D.D., 76
HERSHEL F. STREETMAN, 73
JUANITA L. LANGE-COLLINGS, 84
HOWARD N. HALL, 73
DAVID PAUL DUNN, 82
COLONEL R. BRUCE HAVERTY, 54
ROBERT ALLEN “BOBBY” SMITH, 42

WARREN G. JONES,, 89, Crothersville, died November 16, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
He was a WWII veteran and a member of Eastern Heights Baptist Church. He was also a mechanic.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Hessig Hardin Jones of Jeffersonville; daughters, Karen Rose of Underwood, Sharon Satterfield of Jeffersonville, Nancy Shephard of Ft. Wayne; sons, Steve Hardin of Jeffersonville and Bruce Hardin of Suffolk, Va., eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held Friday, November 19, at E.M. Coots’ Sons, Inc. in Jeffersonville and burial was in the Fairview Cemetery in Underwood.



DEXTER NAPIER, 70, of Acworth, Ga,, formerly of Scottsburg, died on November 29.
He was a retired carpenter and a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Anne Napier; three daughters, Kimberly Ann Smallwood of Scottsburg, IN, Pamela D. "P.D." Napier and Stephanie Dawn Napier both of Henryville, IN; six step-children; four brothers, Bruce Napier of Henryville, IN, Gerald Napier and Desmond Napier both of Flowery Branch, GA and Donnie Napier of North Vernon, IN; 16 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Safe Harbor Christian Church in Memphis. Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, in charge of local arrangements.




ICA B. WILKERSON, 78, of Macon Georgia, formerly of Lexington, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lexington Christian Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Velma Leming and Brenda Sharpensteen both of Macon, Ga. and Vadyes Marcov of Martinsville, In; five brothers, Charles Ray and Jackie L. Lainhart, both of Scottsburg, Indiana, John B. and Jerry W. Lainhart both of Austin, and Benjamin Lainhart of Salem; two sisters, Shirley Sears of Salem, Indiana and Evelyn Laws of Groveland, Fl., 6 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Funeral service is at 12 noon on Saturday, December 4, at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Visitation: 11 am to 12 noon Saturday at Collins Funeral Home.



EDNA MAY LONE, 91, died Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at her home in New Salisbury.
She was born on May 28, 1919 in Milltown, the daughter of Jesse W., Sr. and Ethel Murrel Heishman.
She and her husband Paul were owners of the popular Hi Ho Restaurant in New Salisbury and she was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Bradford.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, her parents; brothers, Claude “Whitey”, Robert “Bob”, Harve “Cotton”, Jesse H. Heishman, Jr. and her sister Cecil Lois DuBois.
She is survived by three sons, Paul Leon Lone, Phillip Lone (Lisa) and Kip Lone (Donna) all of New Salisbury; three daughters, Murrel Anne Schweitzer (Ken) and Marlene Hayden (Larry) both of Jeffersonville and Melanie Lone of New Albany; one brother, Harry “Mike” Heishman of Alabama; two sisters, Eileen Kessler (Tommy) of Ft. Wayne and Bertie Gentry of Milltown; 21 Grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon, IN on Saturday at 1 p.m.
There will be a prayer service on Friday evening at 7:00 PM at the funeral home.



RICHARD LEE SILL, 61, Salem, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at Kindred Hospital of Louisville.
He was a retired welder, a member of the West Side Baptist Church, and served during the Vietnam War in the U. S. Army.
A life resident of Washington County, he was born Feb. 13, 1949, at Connersville, to Don and Patty Ann Schocke Sill.
He married the former Tina Lloyd, who survives.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Whitney Sill, Indianapolis, and Leeann Bailey, Avon; a son: Ritchie Sill, Sumner, Ill.; two stepsons, Kevin Lloyd and Nathan Lloyd, both of Salem; a brother, Randall Sill, Salem; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Ryan Jacob Sill.
There is no visitation.
A memorial service will be held at 12 noon Saturday at West Side Baptist Church, with Pastor Kevin Carty officiating.
Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Salem.
Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem is in charge of arrangements.



CAROLYN S. RHOADS, 73, Corydon, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010.
She was retired from Brown-Forman in Louisville and was a member of Christian faith.
She was born Aug. 13, 1937, at Corydon, the daughter of Charles and Elsie Gutkese Stepro.
Her parents and a brother, Charles Stepro Jr., preceded her in death.
Survivors include: two sons, Kalin W. Rhoads, Salem, and Leland L. Rhoads, Corydon; a brother, James Stepro, Corydon; two sisters, Monnie Flickner, Corydon, and Barbara Owen, Cody, Wyo.; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Rev. James Wolfe and Rev. David Ledger officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Corydon.
Pallbearers will be Kendall Cotner, Chris Williams, Leland Rhoads Jr., Christopher Rhoads, Mike Wolfe and Andy Smith.



RUSSELL ARTHUR “RUSS” SHERRILL, 87, Medora, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at Bloomington Hospital.
He was a U.S. veteran of World War II, where he served in 3rd Army of 735 Tank Battalion as gunner in lead tank, receiving three bronze stars, Prisoner of War Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon and World War II Victory Medal. He was captured as a prisoner in the Battle of Fort Durant under the leadership of General Patton.
He was a retired banker, serving as a cashier, from The Citizens State Bank in Brownstown from 1950 to 1966. He then accepted the position of president and director at the State Bank of Medora, retiring completely as a director in 2002.
He served 16 years on the board of directors at Schneck Medical Center and served as treasurer of the building fund of the Brownstown Elementary School.
After retirement, he enjoyed grain farming and raising beef cattle.
He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, the American Legion Post 112, the Indiana Chapter of American Ex-Prisoners of War and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was born Aug. 27, 1923, in Lawrence County, to Willie C. and Ida B. Speer Sherrill.
On March 14, 1954, he married the former Charlotte Lucas, who survives.
Other survivors include: three daughters, Donna (Mike) Penn, Delphi, Debra (Steve) Burcham, Medora, and Diane (Charles) Coon, Bloomington; two sisters, Martha Scott, Bedford, and Betty Lockman, Greenwood; 10 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were a son, David Arthur Sherrill in 1974, and two sisters, Juanita Harrison and Dorothy Dietz.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and after 10 a.m. Friday at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc. in Brownstown.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Hurschell Joslin and Ken Jergens officiating.
Burial, with full military rites, will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars #1925, the American Legion Post #89, Disabled American Veterans #47 and Vietnam Vets #7 in Fairview Cemetery, Brownstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hoosier Christian Village Auxiliary or to donor's choice.



JOHNNY M. “ZEKE” COOPER, 59, Lanesville, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at his home.
He was born March 17, 1951, in Maysville, Ky., the son of the late Jess Willard and Vinnie G. Rigdon Cooper. He was formerly employed as a logger.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Cooper.
Survivors include two sons, Michael J. Cooper of Lanesville and Matthew A. Cooper of Elizabeth; a sister, Vickie Insko of Tollesboro, Ky.; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 3, from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 4, after 9 a.m. at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.
Funeral will be Saturday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in St. Peter's Cemetery near Corydon.
Pastor Pete Baumgartle will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Chip White, Mike, Corey and Clinton Bell and Gary and John Crosby.



MARY RUBY FLEENOR, 98, died Thursday, Dec. 2 at The Waters of Salem.
She was born Dec. 17, 1911, the daughter of the late Levi Knoy and Belle (Pavey) Knoy. She married in 1941 to Elbert D. Fleenor, who died Jan. 10, 1978.
She was a homemaker and a member of Plattsburg United Methodist Church near Vallonia and had been a life-long resident of Washington County.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem. Interment will be at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.



JERRY RAY LAMBERT, 65, Hardinsburg, died Dec. 2 at his residence.
He was born on April 27, 1945, the son of the late Barton Lambert and Ella Mae Hopper Lambert. He married Barbara J. Lambert on June 27, 2002. She survives.
He was an Army veteran and was retired from Jeff-Boat, where he was a first class welder.
Other survivors include, four brothers, John Lambert of Alcoa, Tenn., Robert Lambert of Marengo, Kenneth Lambert of Marengo and Billy Lambert of New Salisbury; two sisters, Louise Stucker of New Albany and Sue Hendrix of Scottsburg.
There will be no services.
Direct cremation was chosen.
Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home handled the arrangements.



THERON LESHER, 86, of Charlestown, died on Saturday December 4, 2010 after a short illness.
He was born in Northumberland, PA and graduated from Penn State University. He obtained a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Louisville. He retired from the Louisville Air Pollution Control District in 1991.
He was an active member of Wall Street United Methodist Church in Jeffersonville, and a member of the Tuesday morning study group of First United Methodist Church in Charlestown. He was an Army Veteran who served in Japan at the end of WWII.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Ann Lesher, by two daughters, Melody Lesher Medley (John) of Louisville, and Holly Lesher Bettler (Don) of Rome, GA, six grandchildren: Elise, Colin, and Max Medley, and Hope, Graeme, and Claire Bettler, and by a sister Edith Rapchick of Dansville, NY.
His body was donated to the University of Louisville School of Medicine. A memorial service celebrating his life was held Monday December 6, 2010, at Wall Street United Methodist Church, 240 Wall St Jeffersonville.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wall Street United Methodist Church’s mission fund.



MARVEL MARIE PACEY, 90, died Saturday December 4, 2010 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born on April 18, 1920 in Woodford Co., KY the daughter of Homer and Amy Johnson Graves.  She was a homemaker and charter member of the First Baptist Church in Charlestown.
She is survived by her sons; Arthur W. Pacey, Jr of Charlestown, James L. Pacey of Boca Raton, FL, and David T. Pacey of Milford, OH; daughters, Betty Stoner of Cynthiana, KY, Brenda Thomas and Gail Hallett both of Charlestown, brothers; Bobby and Tommy Rice of Frankfort, KY sister; Henrietta Stivers of Frankfort, KY, 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Arthur W. Pacey, Sr., step-father Lawrence Rice 4 brothers and 3 sisters.
Funeral services were Tuesday December 7, 2010 at  First Baptist Church with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.



PATRICIA “PATTY” MCGILL, 56, died Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at her home in Avon Park, Florida.
She was born in Salem, on June2, 1954 to Aubrey C. McGill and Beatrice O (Baker)McGill.
Survivors include her daughters,Shona Root of Salem, Shannon Root, Avon Park, Florida; Sisters, Judy McKinley, Floyd Knobs, Deanna Smiley, Sellersburg, Cindy McGill, Borden and a brother David McGill, Colombus.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jon McGill.
There will be a "Remembrance of Life" memorial the Washington Co. Conservation Club in Salem on Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 4-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to her daughters, at the memorial.



JERRY L. TERRELL, 69, of Salem died Saturday, December 4, 2010 at St. Vincent Salem Hospital.
He retired in 2002 from Huncilmans in New Albany and was a former employee of the old Salem Lanes. He was a member of the New Liberty Baptist Church in Pekin and had been a life resident of Washington County.
On June 13, 1958, he married Vickie S. Ashabraner Terrell, who preceded him in death on August 14, 1997. He was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.
He was Born May 11, 1941 in Pekin, the son of the late Oscar and Dola Rodman Terrell.
Survivors include two daughters, Kendra (Jimmy) Floyd of Salem and Koby R. (Rick) Adkins of Charlestown; one son, Keith L. Terrell of Salem; one sister, Bonnie (Ralph) Stewart of Pekin; two brothers, Roen (Lena) Terrell and Glenton (Edna Mae) Terrell of Salem; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at Dawalt Funeral Home. Danny Landreth officiated and burial followed at New Liberty Cemetery.


WILLARD GAY, 85, Salem, died Thursday, Dec. 2 at St. Vincent Salem Hospital.
He was born May 29, 1925 at Saul, Kentucky, the son of the late Luther Gay and Della (Cornett) Gay. He married Bernice Ruth (Woods) Gay on July 27, 1970. She survives.
He was a retired employee of General Motors in Dayton, Ohio, retiring in 1976. He was a member of Plattsburg United Methodist Church and served in World War II in the U.S. Navy.
Along with his wife, other survivors include, a daughter, Kay Philpot of Seymour; two sons, Larry Gay and Douglas Lee Gay both of Germantown, Ohio; stepsons, Carlin W. Sizemore of Salem and Thomas K. Sizemore of Brutus, Kentucky; two sisters, Wovie Wampler of Cambridge City, Indiana and Essie Martin of London, Kentucky; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, a stepdaughter and two brothers.
Funeral services were Dec. 6 at Dawalt Funeral Home. Interment at Walnut Ridge Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, which is located at 4567 Progress Drive, Columbus, Indiana, 47202.


ROWENA M. FREED, 95, Saltillo, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Saltillo Christian Church, where she was pianist for more than 30 years. She was also known for making dolls.
She was born May 11, 1915, in Washington County, to Leland Elbert and Martha Jane Hayes Smith.
On November 5, 1949, she married Burl Grant Freed. He preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 2004.
A son, Reginald Grant Freed, and two brothers, Wilbur Arlest Smith and Richard Smith, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: a daughter, Rheta Ann Ziegler, Indianapolis; a sister, Laura Ann Crawford, Mitchell; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, with Bro. Robert Holler officiating.
Burial followed in Saltillo Cemetery.
Condolences may be at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.


CHARLES E. FLECTCHER, 90, died Sunday, Dec. 5 at his home.
He was born March 28, 1920 in Washington County, the son of Floyd and Hazel Barnett Fletcher. He was a retired agent for New York Life Insurance Company, a minister of the Church of Christ, preaching at High Street and many other congregations.
He was a member of the Salem Church of Christ, an Army veteran of WWII, a Purple Heart recipient, a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foriegn Wars and the Disabled American Veterans.
He is survived by his three brothers, Floyd and George Fletcher, both of Salem and Homer Fletcher of Cupertino, California and a sister Jewel Mason of Stirling, Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his wife Elva Weeks Fletcher on Sept. 27, 2009 and a sister, Mildred McMurtrey.
Services will be Thursday, at 11 a.m. at the Weathers Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Crown Hill Cemetery with full military honors.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-9 p.m. at the funeral home.


GEORGE E. HARMON, 70, Floyds Knobs died Sunday, December 5, 2010.
He was a member of New Beginnings Community Church and a member of the church board. He retired from Uhl Truck Sales in 2006. George was born on April 17, 1940.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marie V. (Dun ) Harmon; daughter, Sara Amos (Glenn) of Carmel, IN; son, George B. Harmon (Christiana) of Indianapolis, IN; sisters, Frances Safford (Emory) of Zionsville, IN and Winifred Harmon of Zionsville, IN; grandchildren, Glenn, Jr. and Hope Amos, Jacob and Leah Harmon.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. at New Beginnings Community Church (104 Wooded Valley Drive, New Albany, 47150) and Wednesday from 11 a.m. until service time.
The Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at the church followed by burial in the Galena Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund at his church. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


WARREN G. JONES, 89, of Crothersville, died November 16, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
He was a WWII veteran and a member of Eastern Heights Baptist Church. He was also a mechanic.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Hessig Hardin Jones of Jeffersonville; daughters, Karen Rose of Underwood, Sharon Satterfield of Jeffersonville, Nancy Shephard of Ft. Wayne; sons, Steve Hardin of Jeffersonville and Bruce Hardin of Suffolk, Va., eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held Friday, November 19, at E.M. Coots’ Sons, Inc. in Jeffersonville and burial was in the Fairview Cemetery in Underwood.


DEXTER NAPIER, 70, of Acworth, Ga,, formerly of Scottsburg, died on November 29.
He was a retired carpenter and a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Anne Napier; three daughters, Kimberly Ann Smallwood of Scottsburg, IN, Pamela D. “P.D.” Napier and Stephanie Dawn Napier both of Henryville, IN; six step-children; four brothers, Bruce Napier of Henryville, IN, Gerald Napier and Desmond Napier both of Flowery Branch, GA and Donnie Napier of North Vernon, IN; 16 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Safe Harbor Christian Church in Memphis. Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, in charge of local arrangements.


EDNA JEWELL BARRETT, 83, Seymour, died Saturday, December 4, at The Waters of Seymour.
The Tipton native was a housewife and attended the Third Street Pentecostal Church of God in Austin.
Survivors include her brothers, Elery Gilbert Campbell of Scottsburg; half-sisters, Mary Weidner of Texas, Darlene Meeks of Kokomo; half-brothers, Darrell Campbell of Kokomo.
Funeral service was Tuesday, December 7, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. Steven Spicer officiating at Buchanan Funeral Home.
Burial was in the Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.


PASTOR RICHARD E. LOWE, D.D., 76, Scottsburg, died Wednesday, December 1, in Scottsburg.
He was a pastor of Temple Baptist Church near Little York and owner of RELCO in Scottsburg, he had a Doctor of Divinity and was a U.S. Army veteran of 21 years and was a member of Temple Baptist Church.
Survivors include three granddaughters, five great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at Temple Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 10, visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Burial will be in the Resthaven Cemetery in Louisville, Ky., at 1 pm. Officiating will be Rev. Chester Thrift.
Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Baptist Church through the funeral home.


HERSHEL F. STREETMAN, 73, Uniontown, died Tuesday, November 30, at 1:23 p.m. in Columbus.
The Tishomingo Co., Ms., native was retired as a machine specialist at Allisons Transmission in Indianapolis and was a member of the National Barrel Horse Associaiton.
Survivors include his daughters, Bernice Brand of Columbus and Tosha Streetman of Louisville, Ky., five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three brothers, James, Milton and Sammy Streetman; four sisters, Betty Vandergriff, Kathy Belue, Redis Streetman and Mary Jernigan.
The funeral service was Saturday, December 4, at Adams Funeral Home with burial to follow at Uniontown Cemetery.


JUANITA L. LANGE-COLLINGS, 84, Scottsburg, died Friday, December 3, at her residence.
She was the retired owner and operator of the old Frostop Restaurant in Columbus and also a former waitress at the old Tony's and Paula's Restaurant and Lounge in Scottsburg and a member of the Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Scottsburg.
Survivors include two brothers, Raymond and Robert Sims, both of Wilmont, Ak., a sister, Fern Riggs of Ft. Walton Beach, Fl., three step-sons, Robert, Andrew and James Collings, all of Scottsburg, three step-daughters, Deborah L. Cross, Darenda J. Hammill and Angela S. Clark, all of Scottsburg; and 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a care-taker, Rebecca Simpson.
Funeral service was Monday, December 6, at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Burial was in the Scottsburg Cemetery.


HOWARD N. HALL, 73, died at his home on Tuesday, November 30.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Hall; a daughter, Helen; a brothers, Paul of Washington, Forest of Underwod and several nieces and nephews, and a granddaughter.


DAVID PAUL DUNN, 82, Austin, died Saturday, December 4, at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was a minister at many area churches, a farmer and a member of the First Christian Church in Scottsburg.
Survivors include his wife, LaVerne Dunn; three daughters, Nancy Riley of Scottsburg, Shari Conley of Ft. Myers, Fl., and Dana Bracey of Scottsburg, 10 grandchildren.
Funeral service was Tuesday, December 7, at the Firs Christian Church with burial in Zoah Cemetery. Collins Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Brian and Josanne Johnson G.O. Ministries or Grace Academy.


COLONEL R. BRUCE HAVERTY, 54, died Tuesday, November 30.
The Nogales, Az., native was a site manager for Nortrop Grumman in Fort Knox, Ky., He was commissioned a 2nd Lt. In Armor upon graduation from Arizona State University and entered the Army in 1980. He is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses and the Command and General Staff College. He also holds a BA in Physical Education, a Master of Military Arts and Science Degree and a Master of Science of Military War. He began his career with the first squadron, 11th armored Cavalry Regiment in Fulda, Germany as a tank platoon leader, tank company executive officer and squadron motor officer. Next he was assigned to Ft. Hood where he served in GI III Corps ant Ft. Hood as Chief of the Corps Physical Fitness School.He later was reassigned to the 2nd Battalion (Armor), 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division as the S3 Air, Commander, Company D and Battalion S3.  Next, he was assigned to Ft. Knox as an officer of personnel proponency staff officer and later as Chief, Armor Proponency Division, Office, Chief of Armor. Following attendance at the Command and General Staff College he had various assignments at Camp Casey, Republic of Korea, Ft. Riley, Kansas and then attended the Army War College in Carlisle Barracks in Carlisle, PA.  Then he was a G3 at Ft. Irwin, CA before reassigning as Brigade Commander at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg.  His final assignment before retirement was 3rd G3 at Ft. McPherson, GA.  Col. Haverty served two tours in Kuwait and Iraq and was earned many medals and awards.  They included 2 Legion of Merit, a Bronze Star, 7 Meritorious Service Medals, 3 Army Commendation Medals, 5 Army Achievement Medals, an Army Superior Unit Award, 2 National Service Medals, Korea Defense Service Medal, West Asia Service Medal with Bronze Star, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, 2 Overseas Service Ribbons, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Survivors include his wife, Jean  (Lange)  Haverty; children, Casey and Ethan Haverty of Scottsburg, IN;   siblings, Rex Haverty of Gaithersburg, Maryland and Clint Haverty of Krum, Texas and Sharon Gastelum of Buffalo, Wyoming and several nieces & nephews.
Funeral Service were held at Collins Funeral Home on Sunday with cremation to follow. Internment will be in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia at a later date.
Memorial Contributions: American Cancer Society c/o Collins Funeral Home.


ROBERT ALLEN “BOBBY” SMITH, 42, Scottsburg, died Sunday, December 5, at his residence.
He was owner of the old Smith’s Tree Service in Scottsburg and attended the Shelter for the Sheep Church in Austin.
Survivors include his wife, Melissa L. Smith; son, Jay Allen Smith of Scottsburg; mother, Vergie Smith of Autin; brother, Lee Edward Smith, Jr. of Austin; three sisters, Deborah Sue Dones of Austin, Patricia Lee Smith of Wasson, Il., and Donna Marie Smith of Austin; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be today (Wednesday) at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg with burial in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. on Wednesday. Funeral service will begin at 12 noon.




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