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Obituaries January 12, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 10 January 2011 00:00

 

CLAUDE J. HABERSON, JR., 86
HELEN GENEVIEVE KIEFER MEAD, 94
KIMBERLY MAHONEY, 37
MARLYN ANN STEPHENS, 75
GEORGE DAVID SEXTON, SR., 80
EARL HAYS, 84
FRANCES LOUISE MCKILLIP, 79
SAMUEL W. PENNINGTON, 81
RALPH EMERSON HOBBS, 83
JACK LEE SUTTON, 79
ALFRED GARTIN, 83
DAVID WAYNE HUTCHINSON, 41
JOHN C. CRAWFORD, SR., 85
KATIE ELIZABETH RUSSELL, 94
JOHN C. CRAWFORD, SR., 85
BURTRESS “CRICKET” HOLMES, 87
RICHARD LEE AYRES, 65
ALFRED GARTIN, 83
DAVID WAYNE HUTCH-INSON, 41
RICHARD LYNN DEATON, 41
DONALD CURTIS HAYES, 79
GENEVA MAE MCDONALD, 93
DUSTIN WAYNE SPICER, 25
NORMAN JEAN WATHEN, 61
BEN B. HAMEL, 32
CATHERINE LOUISE BAXTER, 80
ETHEL PAULINE (JEFFRIES) NEAL, 90
RETTA E. ADAMSON, 72
GARRY STEVEN CASEY, 47 JAMES ARTHUR CHASTAIN, 95
LESTER E. CHASTAIN, 90
DONALD FLOYD, 87
Larry L. Hendricks, 52
MATTIE LEE SHAW RICHARDSON, 66
IRVIN F. “WOODY” MUELLER, 67 DARRELL NICHOLSON 60
LINDA S. CAMPBELL, 58
GARRY STEVEN CASEY, 47
BERT D. RICE, 84

 


CLAUDE J. HABERSON, JR., 86, Sellersburg, died Monday, January 3, at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Roseville. IL on August 3, 1924 the son of Claude C. and Effie V. Gehlbach Harbeson. He was one of sixteen children. He was a janitor at Corydon Central High School and also an employee of the old Wennings Meat Packing Company in Central Barren, IN. He was a member of the Men’s Auxillary of the VFW Post 3281 and a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Clarksville.
survivors include his wife, Juanita M. Harbeson three daughters, Brenda Grangier (Ronnie Banet); Donna Roach (Shannon) and Debra Harbeson (fiancé-Jimmy Mouser) all of New Albany, four step-sons, Mark Snapp, Sellersburg; Dennis Wilkerson (Teresa), Stanely Wilkerson (Dorrie), and Roger Wilkerson (Alice) all of Corydon, three brothers, Howard Harbeson (Alma) and Joe Harbeson (Gloria) both of Corydon and Donald Harbeson of Georgetown, as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Friday, Janaury 7 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown with burial in Pfrimmers Chapel Cemetery near Corydon.


HELEN GENEVIEVE KIEFER MEAD, 94, Salem, died Saturday, Jan. 1, at her residence.
She was a graduate of Pekin High School and attended Spencerian and New Albany Business colleges.
She was a homemaker, an office manager for Salem Hatchery, a specialty buyer for the U.S. Army and was an employee of the Census Bureau.
She was a 60-year member of St. Patrick (formerly St. Augustine) Catholic Church and served in many of its capacities. She was also a 50-year member of Young Women's Study Club, a 40-year member of Phi Beta Psi Sorority, a 25-year blood donor, and a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader.
She was born April 13, 1916, to John Sanford and Naomi Marie (Gill) Kiefer. On Nov. 2, 1940, she married Willis Chenoweth Mead, who preceded her in death along with a brother Eugene Keifer.
Survivors include: four children, John (Mary) Mead, Salem, James (Barbara) Mead, Jeffersonville, Joan Manly, Tempe, Ariz., and Jerry Mead, Pekin; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Tuesday, January 4 at St. Patrick Catholic Church with bural in St. Patrick Cemetery. Arrangements were by Love Funeral Home Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, the St. Patrick Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, c/o Washington County Community Foundation, St. Patrick Church, or the Washington County Community Foundation.


KIMBERLY MAHONEY, 37, Georgetown died December 31, at Hosparus In-Patient Care Center in Louisville.
She was born on October 29, 1973, to Michael Jordan of Sellersburg and Patricia (Kimball) Jordan of Borden.
Survivors include her paretns, her fiancee, Larry Gray of Georgetown; two sons, William Mahoney Jr. of Marengo and Dakota Sizemore of Georgetown; two daughters, Alexandria Mahoney of Marengo and Shelby Sizemore of Georgetown; and one brother, James Jordan of Henryville.
Services were held on Thursday, January 6 at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Borden with burial in Walnut Tree Cemetery.


MARLYN ANN STEPHENS, 75, Clarksville, died Wednesday, December 29 at her home.
She was a native of Prospect Park, Pennsylvania and moved to Southern Indiana in the 1950's after marring her late husband, William Stephens.
She was a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church ad a member of the church choir. She was volunteer at Clark Memorial Hospital and the Kentucky Center for the Arts. Survivors include two daughters, Debra (Boyd) Pierce, Clarksville and Terri Trussell, New Albany, two sons, Troy (Jamie) Stephens, Charlestown and Darren Stephens, Chicago, 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, brother, Richard (Norma) Nelson, Pennsylvania, cousin, Barbara Kirner, Florida and uncle Louis Nelson, California.
Services were conducted on Saturday, January 8 at Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville. As her choice, she wanted to help others by donating her body to the University of Louisville Research Department.
Expressions of sympathy can go to the American Cancer Society or Walnut Street Baptist Church Choir.


GEORGE DAVID SEXTON, SR., 80, Charlestown, died Tuesday, January 4, at Scott Memorial Hospital.
He was born on January 30, 1930 to Ernest Newton, Sr. and Lou Belle Shelton Sexton in English, KY. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War, a retired worker for the old ICI Americas, and a member of the Charlestown Independent Church. He is preceded in death by his parents and his son Danny Newton Sexton.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Giesler Sexton; son, George D. Sexton, Jr. of Charlestown; daughter, Sue Ann Sexton of Henryville; sister, Ruth K. Richmond of Louisville; grandchildren, Jennifer Brown, Christopher West, Alex Sexton, and Brandon Sexton; great grandchildren, Deana, Bailen, and Breanna Brown.
Services were conducted on Friday, January 7 at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in the Charlestown Cemetery.


EARL HAYS, 84, Scottsburg, died Wednesday, January 5, at Hampton Oaks in Scottsburg.
He was a native of Saul, Ky., was a member of Mt. Parion Baptist Church in Austin. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII and also was a member of the Scott County VFW Post 6582.
Survivors include: daughters, Darkus Robbins of Scottsburg, Vicky Hays Huff of Indianapolis; son, Oakie Hays of Walton; sister, Marie Boles of Albany, Ga., six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 8, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with Rev. Granville Barger officiating.
Visitation will be after 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Little York Cemetery. Military graveside sservice conducted by Crothersville VFW Post 1083.


FRANCES LOUISE MCKILLIP, 79, a resident of the Waters in Seymour, formerly of Crothersville, died on Wednesday, January 5.
She is a native of Grassy Fork Township.
Survivors include two daughters, Patty Kay Hancock of Florida, Mary Lee Smith of Commiskey; four grandchildren; seven siblings, Ethel Hutchens of Crothersville, Kennard Dale of Colorado Springs, Co., Roberta Barron of Crothersville, Alice Faye Burke of Crothersville, Virginia Lucille Shuler of Austin, James A. Henry of Norwalk, Ca., William C. Henry of Apache Junction, Az., and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Saturday, January 8, at Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville at 1 p.m. with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery. The Rev. Jon Pearce will officiate.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 8.


SAMUEL W. PENNINGTON, 81, of Lake Wales, Fl., formerly of Scott County, died January 3, at Lake Wales, Fl.
The Harrison, Ohio native operated and fixed heavy equipment, worked in the phosphate mines in south Polk County. He attended Golfview Baptist Church in Florida and was a U.S. Army during Korea War as a road builder.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Pennington of Lake Wales, Fl., daughters, Peggy W. Foster of Titusville, Fl., Patty Boatman of Merritt Island, Fl., four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; sisters, Delores Durham, Bonnie Tolbert and Sharon Kayl, all of California.
Funeral service was Friday, January 7, at Golfview Baptist Church in Florida; a graveside service will be pending at Scottsburg Cemetery with Stewart and Hoagland Funeral Home in Scottsburg handling local arrangements.


RALPH EMERSON HOBBS, 83, Scottsburg, died Thursday, December 30, at his residence. He was a retired truck driver for the old Shoemaker Brothers Asphalt Company in Indianapolis. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, a member of the V.F.W. Post No. 908, National Fifle Association and the National American Legion.
Survivors include a son, Gene Hobbs of Indianapolis, two brothers, Doyle Hobbs of Scottsburg, Russell Hobbs of Columbus; two sisters, Lois Cheatham of Salem and Lucille Piper of Covington, Ky., six grandchildren.
Cremationw as chosen, no visitation or funeral services. Arrangements by Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.


JACK LEE SUTTON, 79, Lexington, died Wednesday, December 29, at the Robley Rex V.A. Medical Center in Louisville, Ky.
He attended various trade schools for Architectural Highrise Construction. He was United States Navy veteran during the Korean War serving aboard the USS St. Paul. He was a master watchmaker and jeweler. He custom made pieces of jewelry and repaired clocks and watches for private companies. He also was a private contractor and built many homes in Scottsburg. He served as president of the Scottsburg Carters Association, was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and the Scottsburg Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Sue Palmer Sutton of Lexington; daughters, Rita Len Sutton Jackson of Helena, Al., and Terrie Len Sutton Christmas of Madison; four grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be Saturday, January 8, at 11 a.m. by Rev. Tom Harzula, Rev. Don Pruett at the Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Full military honors will be conducted at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Chapel by Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion.


ALFRED GARTIN,, 83, Lexington, died Wednesday, January 5, at Hanover Health and Rehab Center in Hanover.
The Logan, W.Va., native was a United States Army veteran during World War II, he served as a Technician Fifth Grade, serving Troop D, 51st Constabulary Squadron. He was employed as a coal truck driver for 26 years in Eastern Kentucky. He was of Baptist faith.
Survivors include on son, Timothy Williams of Lexington; one granddaughter, three great-grandsons; five brothers, Danny Ray Gartin of Kentucky, Deward Gartin of Kentucky, Glen Gartin of West Virginia, Allen Gartin of Kentucky, Darrell Gartin of West Virginia, two sisters, Bonnie Boggs of Utah, Faye Sparks of Gainesville, Fl., several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be Sunday, January 9, at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with Bro. Doug Lee officiating. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Military honors conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Chapel.


DAVID WAYNE HUTCHINSON, 41, Austin, died Tuesday, January 4, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
Survivors include a son, Chandler Hutchinson of Seymour; sisters, Diana Holland of Scottsburg, Louise Stamper of Henryville; brothers, Larry Hutchinson of Borden, Jim Hutchinson of Scottsburg and Jesse Hutchinson of Austin.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 7, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. Green Neace and the Rev. Wendall Eldridge officiating.
Burial will be at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin.


JOHN C. CRAWFORD, SR., 85, New Albany, died December 31, 2010 at Rolling Hills Healthcare.
He was born on December 30, 1925 in Hazelwood, NC. His parents were John Crawford and Eva Jenette Mehaffey. He was a US Marine Veteran of WWII. He retired from Belknap of Louisville, KY. He was an avid golfer and bowler. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, and grandfather to his family. He is preceded in death by his wife Juanita Crawford; son, John C. Crawford, Jr.; brother, Bob Crawford; sister, Marie Louise “Boots” Crawford.
He leaves to cherish his memories his sister, Joan Haskett (Ronald); granddaughters, Stefanie Caldwell (Phillip) and Jolynn Crawford; great grandchildren, Kayla, Jacob, and Jayden Crawford.
A graveside service is planned for early spring at Walnut Ridge Cemetery. Family and friends will be notified.


KATIE ELIZABETH RUSSELL, 94, of Pekin died Wednesday, January 5 2011 at her home.
She was born October 4, 1916 in Elizabeth, the daughter of Harve William Smith and Lillie May Potts Smith Shewmaker.
She was a member of Elizabeth United Methodist Church.
On February 28, 1942, she married Alvin H. Russell. He preceded her in death on April 25, 2006.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Oliver Russell; two brothers, Paul and Walter Smith; a sister, Mary A. Miller; and two great-grandsons.
She is survived by three sons, Carl Russell, Donald Russell and Richard Russell, all of Pekin; two daughters, Grace Campbell and Leola Chastain, both of Pekin; a brother, Victor Smith of Corydon; a sister, Nora Evelyn Goodman of Georgetown; 17 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Friday, January 7 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed at Martinsburg Cemetery.


JOHN C. CRAWFORD, SR., 85, New Albany, died December 31, 2010 at Rolling Hills Healthcare.
He was born on December 30, 1925 in Hazelwood, NC. His parents were John Crawford and Eva Jenette Mehaffey. He was a US Marine Veteran of WWII. He retired from Belknap of Louisville, KY. He was an avid golfer and bowler. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, and grandfather to his family. He is preceded in death by his wife Juanita Crawford; son, John C. Crawford, Jr.; brother, Bob Crawford; sister, Marie Louise “Boots” Crawford.
He leaves to cherish his memories his sister, Joan Haskett (Ronald); granddaughters, Stefanie Caldwell (Phillip) and Jolynn Crawford; great grandchildren, Kayla, Jacob, and Jayden Crawford.
A graveside service is planned for early spring at Walnut Ridge Cemetery. Family and friends will be notified.


BURTRESS “CRICKET” HOLMES, 87, died Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at her home.
She was born on August 25, 1923 to Jess and Roxie Haycraft Franklin in Leitchfield, KY. She was a homemaker and attended the Community Christian Church in Jeffersonville. She is preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Williams of Jeffersonville, and Linda Fowler of Clarksville; brothers, Danny Franklin of Scottsburg, Allus Franklin of Marysville, Cletus Franklin of Scottsburg, and Lewis Franklin of Logansport; sisters, Joyce Franklin of Jeffersonville, Marie Dimmitt of Clarksville, Deloris Gray of Connersville, Imogene Vest of Jeffersonville, and Edwinia Lawson of Anderson; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in the Walnut Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday after 8:30 a.m.


RICHARD LEE AYRES, 65, Palmyra, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 at Harrison County Hospital.
He retired after 35 years from General Electric and enjoyed the outdoors, mowing and tending his yard, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Veronica (Kiesler); a daughter, Medra, a son Travis (Kathy), six grandchildren, Tristan, Emily, Allyson, Kristi, Daniel, Alicia and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Bill (Charlene) of Albuquerque, NM, Charles of New Salisbury; two sisters, Marjorie of Windham, Maine and Betty (George) Morgan of Palmyra.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Ayres.
Funeral services were Saturday, January 8 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Burial followed in Palmyra Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society.


ALFRED GARTIN, 83, Lexington, died Wednesday, January 5, at Hanover Health and Rehab Center in Hanover.
The Logan, W.Va., native was a United States Army veteran during World War II, he served as a Technician Fifth Grade, serving Troop D, 51st Constabulary Squadron. He was employed as a coal truck driver for 26 years in Eastern Kentucky. He was of Baptist faith.
Survivors include on son, Timothy Williams of Lexington; one granddaughter, three great-grandsons; five brothers, Danny Ray Gartin of Kentucky, Deward Gartin of Kentucky, Glen Gartin of West Virginia, Allen Gartin of Kentucky, Darrell Gartin of West Virginia, two sisters, Bonnie Boggs of Utah, Faye Sparks of Gainesville, Fl., several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was Sunday, January 9, at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with Bro. Doug Lee officiating. Burial was in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Military honors conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Chapel.


DAVID WAYNE HUTCH-INSON, 41, Austin, died Tuesday, January 4, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
Survivors include a son, Chandler Hutchinson of Seymour; sisters, Diana Holland of Scottsburg, Louise Stamper of Henryville; brothers, Larry Hutchinson of Borden, Jim Hutchinson of Scottsburg and Jesse Hutchinson of Austin.
Funeral service was Friday, January 7, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. Green Neace and the Rev. Wendall Eldridge officiating.
Burial was at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin.


RICHARD LYNN DEATON, 41, of  Austin, died Saturday, January 8, at his residence.
He was a native of Campton, KY.
He was employed at Morgan Foods for the past 21 Years.
Survivors include: daughters: Jami Lynn Deaton of Elizabethtown, IN., Ricki Renee Deaton of Elizabethtown, son: James Tyler Richie of Clarksville, mother: Shirley Faye (Spicer) Deaton of Austin; Step Daughter: Amanda Morris of Austin; Step-son: Robert Morris of Austin; sister: Sherry (Rusty) Arbuckle of Scottsburg He is also survived by his niece and nephew, Audrey and Luke Aaron Arbuckle of Scottsburg; and his companion, Karen Mosley.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 12, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery in  Austin, IN. Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


DONALD CURTIS HAYES, 79, of Scottsburg, Indiana, died Sunday, Jan. 9, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, Indiana.
He was a retired vending machine serviceman and technician for Canteen Corporation in Louisville, Kentucky, also a former fireman for the City of Louisville and served one term as Scottsburg City Councilman and two terms on the Scottsburg Water Board. Don was a member of the First Baptist Church, Scottsburgh Lodge # 572 F & AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis and the National Rifle Association.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Marie (Deal)Hayes; three daughters, Brenda Martin of Douglasville, Ga., Debbie Allen and Penny McCoskey both of Scottsburg; a brother, Perry Lynn Hayes of Scottsburg; a sister, Peggy L. Richey of Jeffersonville, 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Wednesday. A Masonic Memorial.
Service was conducted at Collins Funeral Home.


GENEVA MAE MCDONALD, 93, of Hampton Oakes of Scottsburg and formerly of the Uniontown area, died Sunday, January 9, at Scott Memorial Hospital.
She was a native of Jackson County. She graduated from Crothersville High School and then attended Royal Beauty School in Indianapolis. Geneva owned and operated the former Bonnie Bell beauty shop located in the Vesilage Building in Seymour and worked at the old Excello Shirt factory.
She was a member of First Marion Baptist Church and Crothersville Senior Citizens.
Survivors include a son, Gary McDonald of Seymour, three grandchildren, six great grandchildren, Rev. David Schill will conduct funeral services at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at First Marion Baptist Church with burial to follow at Uniontown Baptist Cemetery.
Friends may visit the family on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home, Crothersville and after Noon on Thursday at First Marion Baptist Church.
Memorial donations may be given to the Marion Baptist Cemetery, Marion Baptist Preschool or Uniontown Cemetery c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.
Online condolences and a video tribute may be viewed at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


DUSTIN WAYNE SPICER, 25, Austin, died Sunday, January 9, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
He was employed at Cheiftain Steel.
Survivors include: daughter, Melinda K. Spicer of Scottsburg; sons, Franklin Spicer of Scottsburg; parents, Christopher and Teresa Spicer of Austin; Sister, Terra Jane Smith of Scottsburg; grandmothers, Sandra Spicer, and Edna C. Turner of Austin.
Funeral service will be Thursday, January 13, at Buchanan Funeral Home with the Rev. Nicky Spicer officiating. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. on Wednesday.
Burial will be in the Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.


NORMAN JEAN WATHEN, 61, Scottsburg, formerly of Charlestown, died Saturday, January 8, at her home.
She was a native of Louisville, Ky., and was a former employee of the old Ohio Valley Army Exchange and member of the Fisherman’s Paradise Church in Henryville, the VFW Post 1427 Ladies auxiliary.
Survivors include her son, Jerry Duvall of Charlestown, daughter, Ronda L. Duvall of Scottsburg; brothers, Charles and David Latham and a sister, Ann Chaney; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12, at the Fisherman’s Paradise Church in Henryville with burial in Charlestown Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in the Charlestown Cemetery.
Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


BEN B. HAMEL, 32, Deputy, died Saturday, January 8, at University of Louisville Hospital.
He was had worked at McDonalds in North Vernon, IGA Grocery in North Vernon, Rose Acres in North Vernon. He was of Baptist faith and was a member o of the Goodwill Conservation Club.
Survivors include his wife, Tabitha L. Graham Hamel of Deputy, his father, Terry Ben Hamel of Deputy, his mother, Mary E. Ashton Wright of Deputy, his sister, Bobbie Jo Hamel Loeza of Deputy; a brother, Oliver Hamel of Deputy, step-grandmother, Margaret Ashton of Alabama, a nice and nephews, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Billy and Sondra Graham Kessler of Deputy; grandparents, Tammy Arbuckle and Terry Hall of Chelsea, Larry and Mary Thompson of Madison.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, January 12, at 11 a.m. at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with Pastor Ernie Lamb officiating. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. on Wednesday.


CATHERINE LOUISE BAXTER, 80, died Sunday, January 9, at Sellersburg Health and Rehab.
She was a retired line person for Reliance Electric in Madison. She is a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers, and a member of the Lexington Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her son, James W. Baxter of Lexington; daughters, Brenda B. Cole of Lexington, and Barbara Bieghler of Scottsburg; brothers, William Zollman of Charlestown, Don Zollman of Charlestown, Melvin Zollman of Charlestown, Wayne Zollman of Charlestown, Herman Zollman of Marysville, Charles Zollman of Scottsburg, and Glenn Zollman of Scottsburg, a sister, Janet Jenkins of Charlestown, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 12, at 2 p.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in the Silver Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 9 a.m. on Wednesday.


ETHEL PAULINE (JEFFRIES) NEAL, 90, of Greenville, died Friday, January 7, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
She retired from the New Albany/Floyd County School Corporation after 21 years as a bus driver. She was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Floyds Knobs.
She was born on July 19, 1920 in Oldham County, Kentucky to the late Dewey and Carrie M. (Fendley) Jeffries.
She was also preceded in death by her son, William “Ed” Neal, Jr., and brothers, Roy Lee and Warren Jeffries.
She is survived by her husband of almost 70 years, William E. Neal; daughter, Paula K. Warman and her husband, David of Greenville; sister, Bessie Ross of Louisville, Kentucky; grandchildren, Angela F. Bowman and her husband, Doug of Georgetown, Amy M. Gresh and her husband, David of Greenville, William E. Neal, III of New Albany, and Bryan D. Warman of Clarksville; great grandchildren, Brad and Addy Bowman and Sophia and Carson Gresh; and daughter-in-law, Rita F. Neal; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were Jan. 11 at First Southern Baptist Church. Cremation followed.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to First Southern Baptist Church (4631 Lakeview Drive, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119).
Newcomber Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


RETTA E. ADAMSON, 72 Retta E. Adamson, 72, died Friday, January 7, 2011 at University Of Louisville Hospital.
She was born on February 11, 1938 in Richardsville, KY the daughter of Fred & Rosetta Meeks Meadows who preceded her in death. She was a former employee of Brown & Williamson and the owner and operator of Frames and Things on Frankfort Avenue in Louisville and a member of the New Market Christian Church.
She is survived by her husband, Hugh M. Adamson; daughter, Peggy Sutton(Gary), New Albany; son, Michael Helton(Maggie), New Albany; sister, Frances Williamson, Jeffersonville; grandchildren, Michael B Helton(Kristy), Daniel Helton(Chichi), Bryant Mistler and Ginny Isaacs; great-grandchildren, Jake and Zachary Helton; step-daughter, Monique Mistler(David), Dallas, TX.
Funeral services were Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Burial followed in New Market Cemetery.


GARY STEVEN CASEY, 47, Salem died Saturday, January 8, at St. Vincent Hospital of Salem.
He was born May 13, 1963 and was the son of Howard and Sarah Brown Casey.
He was employed as a roofer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Raymond Casey, Nelson Casey and George Casey; and a sister, Frances Casey.
Survivors include his companion, Sherry Catlett, Salem; eight brothers, Wendell Casey, Clarksville, Donnie Casey and Jim Casey, both of Salem, Tommy Casey, Leander, Texas, Roger Casey, Georgetown, Texas, Billy Casey and Eddie Casey, both of Oklahoma, and Johnny Casey, Dehainda, Illinois; three sisters, Dorothy Bruner, Louisville, Regina McNeeley, Scottsburg, and Barbara Voorhies, Durand, Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Monday, January 10 at Weathers Funeral Home.


JAMES ARTHUR CHASTAIN, 95, Salem died Wednesday, January 5, at his residence.
He was a retired farmer and a former state officer with the Pekin Grange. He was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church near Salem, a life resident of Washington County and had spent the last several years living in Salem and Leesburg, Florida.
He was born August 21, 1915 in Salem,to the late Oliver and Nora (Elgin) Chastain.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
In 1939, he married Ruby Irene Hershman Chastain, who survives. They were married for 72 years.
Survivors include a foster son, Ronnie (Joyce) Todd, Leesburg, Florida; a grandson, Wesley (Tiffany) Todd, Weirsdale, Florida; two great-granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted on Sunday, January 7 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial in Claysville Cemetery Memorial contributions may be made to Washington County Food Bank, P.O. Box 128, Salem, Indiana 47167.


LESTER E. CHASTAIN, 90, Salem died Friday, January 17, at Floyd Memorial Hospital at New Albany.
He was a retired employee of the old B. F. Goodrich Company in Salem in 1965 and a former employee of the old Tecumseh Products and the old Ferraloy Powdered Metal Products in Salem. He was a member and former deacon of the First Christian Church of Salem and served in WW II as a Corporal in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Salem American Legion Cecil Grimes Post #41 and the Salem V.F.W. Post #6636.
He was born November 11, 1920 in Campbellsburg, to the late Everett and Ethel Bundy Chastain.
He was preceded in death by one son, Michael, and three sisters.
On May 23, 1941 he married Opal (Boling) Chastain, who survives.
Other Survivors include a daughter, Kathie (Chuck) Ratts of Trafalgar, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Tuesday, January 9 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church of Salem Building Fund, c/o Tammy Worley, 305 West Walnut Street, Salem, Indiana 47167.


DONALD FLOYD, 87, Salem, died January 9 at Meadow View Health and Rehab Center.
She was born on March 29, 1923, and was the son of the late Roscoe Lee Floyd and Charlotte Marion Burchett Floyd. On January 22, 1944, he married Martha M. Bagshaw, who survives.
He was a Carpenter and Stone Mason by trade. He was an avid woodsman and gardener. He was a WWII Army Veteran, European Campaign. He was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church and the VFW.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife, one son, Bryce Floyd, three daughters, Donalee Beld, Valarie Bundy and Elana Floyd-Kennett, two brothers, Wallace Floyd and Wendell Floyd, two sisters, Shirley Keen and Barbara Archer, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Wednesday, January 12 at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery with full military honors.


LARRY H. HENDRICKS, 52, New Middletown, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at his residence.
He was a former employee of Tyson Foods in Corydon.
He was born Jan. 16, 1958, at Corydon, to Earl J. and Lucille Opal Shewmaker Hendricks.
Survivors include: three brothers, Jerry L. Hendricks, Salem, Richard J. Hendricks, Milltown, and Lester W. Hendricks, Milton, Ky.; and five sisters, Donna Kay Hendricks, New Middletown, Opal F. Wells of Florida, Rita R. Carrico, Lanesville, Judy A. Martin, New Washington, Ind., and Sharon R. Brown, Corydon.
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 10. Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery near Elizabeth.
Pallbearers were Jerry Hendricks, Richard Hendricks and Lester Hendricks, Stanley Martin and Joe Carrico.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon handled the arrangements.


MATTIE LEE SHAW RICHARDSON, 66, Fredericksburg, died Jan. 5, 2011 at her home with her family by her side.
She was born March 7, 1944 in Lodiburg, KY and was a former employee of Bata Shoe and Kimballs in Salem. She was also an employee of Buffalo Trace Park in Palmyra and a volunteer with Beck's Mill. She had a passion for fishing and quilting.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Jerry Lee Richardson, Sr. They married Dec. 29, 1961.
She is also survived by her sons, Joe (Val), Jerry (Tammy Lynn), both of Salem, grandchildren, Jerry III, Jessica, Heather, Joey (Amanda), Barbi, Bret, Brandan and Tanner; sisters, Mary Ruth Lawrence of Central IN, Sylvia Allen of Salem, Jessie Jackson of Borden and one brother, Louis Shaw of Corydon and several nieces and nephews.
Services were Saturday, January 8 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Burial followed in Horner Chapel Cemetery.


IRVIN F. “WOODY” MUELLER, 67, of Lanesville, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born March 14, 1943, in New Albany, to the late Arnold and Frances Hubbard Mueller. He was retired from Roberts Strack Veneer Company in Clarksville, Indiana and was retired from Caesar's Indiana in Elizabeth. He was a life member of the Pine Ridge Bow Hunter's Club in New Albany and was a member of the Lutheran faith as well as an avid deer hunter and farmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Bobbi Jo Mueller; his grandchildren Mari Katherine and Joseph Scott Moreland; his brothers, Ronald and Keith Mueller and his sisters, Imogene Denison and Virginia Alice.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara J. Hartman Mueller; his sons, Tony Mueller (Sherry), of Lanesville and Robert Lausterer of Palm Bay, FL.; his daughters, Pamela Mueller of Concordia, KY, Stephanie Mueller of Corydon and Tracy Mueller of Lanesville; his brother, David Mueller of Central; his sisters, Diane Denning of Sellersburg and Wilma Hunt of New Salisbury; grandchildren, Jessica and Starr Faith, Breanne Lausterer, Gabriel and Samantha Mueller, Codey Coke, Gabriel Lucas and Austin Boyle; great-grandchildren, MaKayla and Natalie Smith and Dalton Faith.
Services were Monday, Jan. 10 at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon. Burial followed in the Central Barren Cemetery near New Salisbury.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the American Cancer Society.


DARRELL NICHOLSON, 60, Borden, died Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Jewish Hospital, Louisville.
He was the son of the late Harold and Joyce Lewis Nicholson, and was retired from the Crane Naval Base where he was a Small Arms Inspector. His favorite past times included NASCAR and the Colts, playing cards, the ocean, and fireworks.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Nicholson of Borden; son, Jody (Rita) Cates, Corydon; two daughters, Stacey Adams, Borden, Denise (David) Hawkins, Depauw; sister, Jo Ellen (Larry) Stumler, Starlight; nine grandchildren, Dwayne Brown, Jordan Adams, Brittany Brown, Brandon Hawkins, Evan Adams, Brian Hawkins, Austin Darrell Cates, Ryan Adams and Dustin Cates.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Garr Funeral Home, Sellersburg, with interment at Walnut Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kentucky Organ Donors Association (KODA).


LINDA S. CAMPBELL, 58, Salem died Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Kindred Hospital in Louisville.
She was born February 14, 1952 in Scottsburg, the daughter of Philip and Ethel Trett Bowling.
She was a member of Salem Assembly of God.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Campbell, and her father.
She is survived by a son, John Campbell of Salem; a daughter, Jennifer Lopushok of Kenewick, Washington; a brother, Danny Bowling Sr. of Salem; two sisters, Judy Adamson of Lexington, Ky. and Phyllis Terry of Salem; her mother, Ethel Bowling of Salem; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until the time of service at Weathers Funeral Home.
Funeral serivces will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Assemblies of God Fire Bibles in care of Jeff Clem.


GARY STEVEN CASEY, 47, Salem died Saturday, January 8, 2011 at St. Vincent Salem Hospital.
He was born May 13, 1963, the son of Howard and Sarah Brown Casey.
He was employed as a roofer.
He is survived by his companion, Sherry Catlett of Salem; eight brothers, Wendell Casey of Clarksville, Donnie Casey and Jim Casey, both of Salem, Tommy Casey of Leander, Texas, Roger Casey of Georgetown, Texas, Billy Casey and Eddie Casey, both of Oklahoma, and Johnny Casey of Dehainda, Illinois; three sisters, Dorothy Bruner of Louisville, Regina McNeeley of Scottsburg, and Barbara Voorhies of Durand, Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Raymond Casey, Nelson Casey and George Casey; and a sister, Frances Casey.
Cremation was chosen. Weathers Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


BERT D. RICE, 84, died, Monday, January 10, 2011 at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany.
He was born in New Albany on August 10, 1926 the son of Chester T. and Thelma Scott Rice. Hew was an electrician for the New Albany-Floyd County School Corporation. He was a 72 year member of the Edwardsville United Methodist Church and a 50 year member of the Georgetown Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter- Teresa Rice.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie I. Babcock Rice of Georgetown; two sons, Randy Rice (Jennifer) and Rudy Rice all of New Albany; three grandchildren. Jason Rice of Clarksville, Kimberley Mikesell of Montgomery, IL and Kerri Kemper of Fishers, IN and Six Great Grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown on Thursday at 11 a.m.
Burial will be in the Edwardsville Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home in Georgetown on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Thursday.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to his church.


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