Obituaries February 23, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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BENTON WHITAKER, 79, passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at his home.
He was born on January 30, 1932 to Jeff and Millie Ison Whitaker in Whitesburg, KY. He was an Air Force Veteran, and a retired iron worker for the Local 25 in Detroit. He was a member of the Chester Hogg Old Regular Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife; Wilma Caudill Whitaker; son; Jeff Whitaker (Holly) of Charlestown; daughters; Vickie Barton (Dave) of Charlestown, and Deborah Grasso (Ron) of Lincoln Park; brother; Edgar Whitaker of MI; grandchildren; Justin, Zack, Ethan, Mark, Maddie, Hallie, and Corinne; great-grandchildren; Victoria and Seth.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home, with burial in the Charlestown Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, and after 9 a.m. on Saturday.

ADA THOMAS NAPIER,, infant daughter of Brittany Cutrell of Salem and Thomas Cutrell of Indianapolis, died Friday, February 4, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She is survived by her parents; a brother, Draike Cutrell; grandparents, Tamyra Ingram, Mike Jones and Vickey and Pat Sumpter; great-grandparents, Nedra and Keith Hattabaugh, Frances Jones, Irvin and Jean Naugle and Clyde Cutrell.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Dale Cutrell, and great-grandparents, Raymond Jones and Theda Cutrell.
Burial was at Crown Hill Cemetery.

CLIFFORD COCHRAN, 83, died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at Green Valley Health & Rehab in Carrollton, KY.
He was born on April 9, 1927 to Carson and Rosa Lee Atwood Cochran in Charlestown. He was a Marine Veteran of WWII, a retired cabinet maker for the former Morris’ Cabinet in Clarksville, and a member of the Open Door Baptist Church in Carrollton, KY. He enjoyed making picnic tables and other woodworking items, and enjoyed reading his bible.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; Lavaughna Turner Cochran; second wife; Dorothy Tetrick Cochran; daughter; Carol Ann Hammond; two sisters; and three brothers.
Survivors include his daughter; Cheryl Mahoney of Carrollton, KY; grandsons; Wayne Couch of Carrollton, and Nick Hall of Union, KY; great-grandchildren; Shy Couch and Alex Hall; sister; Elvie May of Jeffersonville, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in the Hibernia Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday after 9 a.m.

GERALD B. HUTH, 77, died Friday morning, February 11, 2011 at home in Las Vegas, NV.
He was born on July 23, 1933, to John Huth and Clara (Batliner) Huth in Floyds Knobs. He was very talented athlete who played football throughout the first 31 years of his life. He started his football career in high school playing for the New Albany Bulldogs where he played for three years. He attended Wake Forest College where he played football from 1952-1955. He made an immediate impact on the field for the Deacons and his efforts were rewarded when he was named to the Carolina College’s All-Star team in 1952. He was named 2nd team all-ACC in 1953 and received an ACC honorable mention in 1954. In 1960, Gerald graduated from Wake Forest University in North Carolina with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. He recently received honors, being inducted into Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame in November of 2010.
A NFL 24th round-pick of the New York Giants in 1956, he played eight out of 12 games as a rookie. On December 30, 1956 the New York Giants defeated the Chicago Bears 47-7 in Yankee Stadium to give him his first of two NFL World Championships. That same year he finished third in the voting for the NFL Rookie of the Year award. Drafted by the US Army in 1957, he spent a year in Germany where he led the Third Division Fourth Infantry football team to the European Football Championship. He re-joined the NFL in 1959 and started for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1960. He earned his second NFL World Championship by making the game-winning block that propelled the Eagles over the Green Bay Packers, 17-13 in the 1960 NFL Championship game. When the NFL expanded in 1961, Gerald was selected as one of the players to the Minnesota Vikings expansion team where he would end his NFL career after three seasons.
After retiring from the NFL, he continued his career as a Claims Specialist for State Farm Insurance in California where he retired after 27 years of service with the company. After his retirement from State Farm insurance, Gerald moved to Las Vegas, NV where he enjoyed his retirement years.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Diane M. (Seymour) Huth; his children Sharon (Huth) Sullivan; Gerald II and Mary (Nino) Huth; Carol (Huth) Mitchell and Kathleen (Huth) and Logan Willis; his brothers Raymond Huth and Richard Huth, his sister Mary (Huth) Reed, and his seven grandchildren; Erika, Leija and Garrett Huth, Leilani Borkowski, Celeste Davis and Darcie and Patrick Willis. He also leaves behind many loving family members from California, Las Vegas, and Floyds Knobs.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Jeanette and his brother, Eugene.
Services were conducted on Sunday, February 20 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, IN).
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, February 21, 2011 at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church (3033 Martin Road, Floyds Knobs, IN) with military honors and burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Contributions in Gerald’s memory may be made to the Boston University School of Medicine CSTE to study the effects of brain injuries on athletes at 72 East Concord Street, Suite L219; Boston, MA 02118.

MARJORIE FAYE ROBBINS, 89, Edinburgh, died Sunday, February 13 at Columbus Health and Rehab Center.
She was born on June 7, 1921 to George and Mildred (Bruner) Goldin.
She was a member of Revealing Light Baptist Fellowship in Edinburgh and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Robbins, son, Marvin Robbins, brother Kenneth Goldin and sister Inez Powell.
Survivors include three sons, Roger (Sondra) Robbins, Columbus; Melvin (Virginia) Robbins, North Vernon and Dan (Kim) Robbins, Kingman, Arizona, two sisters, Virginia Adams, Hanover and Irene Shelly, Hanover, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted on Thursday, February 17 at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home with burial in Scaffold Lick Cemeter in Blocher.

SHIRLEY M. ELSTON, 73, Canaan, Indiana, died Monday, February 14 at Kentuckian Medical Center in Clarksville.
She was born on June 15, 1937 in Jefferson County to the late Clarence and Opal Brooks Elston. She was a 1955 graduate of Central High School. She was employed for 32 years as a secretary in the food service department of the Madison State hospital. She was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church, Bennington Rebekah Lodge No. 851 and Indiana-Kentuck Baptist Church. She was a docent at the Madison State Hospital Museum.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sister, Linda Marker and Donna Layne and one brother, Earl D. Elston.
Survivors include two sins, Jeffrey Lynn (Katie) Lockridge, Canaan and Gregory Lee (Angie) Lockridge, Shelbyville, one daughter, Betty Lou Cordle, Madison, two brothers, Dillion (Dawn) Elston, Anderson and Keith (Erana) Elston, Charlestown, one sister-in-law, Judy Elston, Madison, one brother-in-law, Richard Layne, Ohio, her uncle, Raymond Elston, North Carolina, grandchildren, Jarret Cordle, Brandon Lockridge, Logan Lockridge and Miranda Lockridge and three step-great-grandchildren, Zackary, Gracie and Calib.
Services were conducted on Thursday, February 17 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre with burial in Pleasant Cemetery in Pleasant, Indiana.
The family requests memorials in memory of Shirley of to the Pleasant Cemetery Association.

LOWRY GLENN “LARS” SMITH, 58, Madison, died Monday, February 14 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born November 16, 1952 to Lowry Anderson, Jr and Ida Gay Smith, Scottsburg.
He was raised near Little York and attended the Little York United Methodist Church. He was a 1970 graduate of Salem High School. After graduation he joined the Army National Guard where he served during the Vietnam Era. He worked 25 years as a union carpenter for Local 631 in Charlestown, Indiana, 15 years for Force Construction in Columbus and 15 years for Phillips and Smith Construction and Logging in Deputy.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lowry Anderson, Jr., one brother, Michael Lee Smith, uncle Michael L. Lyons, mother-in-law Marcella Sands Lyons and his father-in-law John M. Lyons.
Survivors include his wife, Marsha “Popsie” Lyons smith, Madison, three sons, Travis Glenn Smith, Scottsburg; Clint Wayne Smith, Madison and Kevin Smith, Seymour, step-son, John Craigmyle, Ohio, mother, Ida Gay Smith, Scottsburg, three sisters, Doris (Jim) Biddle, Salem; Rhonda (Oliver)King, new Albany and Joyce Hook (Dennis) Knight, Salem, brother, Rick (Tammy) Smith, Scottsburg, aunt, Barbara Lyons, Las Vegas, grandson, Trevor Glenn Smith and Joseph Smith, step-grandsons, Sam Craigmyle and Chris Craigmyle, several neices, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Services were conducted on Friday, February 18 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with burial in Pisgah Cemetery near Deputy. Full military graveside services will be conducted at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Memorial contributions can go to The Lowry Smith Memorial Fund.

JEREMY DANIEL LOREN ASHABRANER, 29, Pekin, died Monday, February 14 at Jewish Hospital.
He was born July 4, 1981 in New Albany to the late Daniel Ashabraner and Teresa A. (Carter) Ashabraner, who survives.
He was a member of the Borden Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his father and two grandfathers.
Survivors include his mother, his fiancée', Rhonda Cortez, Pekin, two brothers, Brandon and Nathan Ashabraner, Borden, two grandmothers, Cletis Ashabraner and Virginia A. Carter, two uncles and three aunts.
Services were conducted on Thursday, February 17, at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Borden with burial in Walnut Hill Cemetery.

ANNE SPENCER, 70, died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at St. Catherine’s Regional Hospital after battling Parkinson’s Disease.
She was born to Leo and Talitha Culberston in Evansville. She was a thirty-year teacher, retired from Switzerland County School Corporation, and a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville, KY. She very much enjoyed teaching young children and spending time with her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; Franklin Spencer; and one brother.
Survivors include sons George Spencer (Bonnie), Madison, and John Spencer (Carol), Charlestown; grandchildren Megan Thompson of Carrollton, KY; Nicholas Spencer and Christopher Spencer of Charlestown; great-granddaughter Elizabeth Grace Thompson; brother Alan Culbertson of Woodside, CA; several nieces and nephews.
Private services have been held. Committal of remains will be to Old Salem Methodist Church Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Charlestown Excellence in Education Foundation can be mailed to PO Box 507, Charlestown, IN, 47111.

JOHN D. ALDRIDGE, 70, Lexington, died Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at his home.
He was born Feb. 25, 1940 in Trimble County, Kentucky. He was the son of the late William Ester Aldridge and Flora Elizabeth McDole Aldridge Kelley. He resided in Trimble County until the age of nine and the family moved to Jefferson County. He resided in Jefferson County until 1991, and he and Wanda moved near Blocher in Scott County. He served in the U.S. Air Force and rose to the rank Airman 3rd Class. He was a retired engineer from Conveyors Incorporated in Kokomo, and worked there for 14 years. He had also worked at Clifty Engineering for 17 years as a machinist and welder. He was a member of the Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and a member of the Eagles Lodge. John enjoyed playing poker, motorcycles, lawn care and was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Fay McClure Aldridge of Lexington; his sons: David Edward Aldridge of Madison, Roger Dale Aldridge of Madison; his daughter: Teresa L. Jones of Lexington; his step son: Mike Green of Madison; his step daughter: Julie Green of Madison; his brother: Robert Aldridge of Michigan City; his grandchildren: Donald Wayne Rowlett, April Wilson, Kevin Daniel, Laura Elizabeth, Kathryn, Roger II, Curtis, & Dylan Aldridge & Charity Baxter; nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Ester Aldridge & Flora Elizabeth McDole Aldridge Kelley; his sisters, Lois "Bea" Watterson & Sue Ellen Rhoades; his brothers, Emmett, Billy Joe, George Allen, William Thomas & Louis Allen Aldridge; his great-granddaughter, Bethany Michelle Rowlett.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, February 20, at 1 p.m., by Pastor Mike Barnes at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison. Entombment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum near Madison.
Friends may call Saturday from 4-8 p.m. and Sunday from noon until time of the service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
Flag presentation will be conducted at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Vista Care Hospice. Cards are available at the funeral home.

HOUSTON DONALD HOLLAND, 84, Nabb, died Tuesday Feb. 15, 2011, at St. Catherine Regional Hospital in Charlestown.
He was born Nov. 28, 1926 in Cynthiana, Kentucky to the late Holland and Charlena Ferguson Holland Weaver. He was raised in Detroit, Cincinnati and Maysville Kentucky. He was inducted into the United States Navy during World War II on Jan. 21, 1944 and rose to the rank of Seaman First Class. He was honorably discharged on Aug. 13, 1948 at Great Lakes, Ill. He was employed as a telegrapher with B and O Rail Road for 17 years. He owned and operated Holland Logging Company near Canaan for nearly thirty years. He also received his real estate license and sold real estate for several years. He was a member of the Church of God and Madison VFW Post 1969.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Holland; his mother, Charlena Ferguson Holland Weaver; his first wife Dolly, his step-father, Fred Weaver and an infant twin brother.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Marie Crider Ferguson Holland; five sons, Michael (Debbie) of Dillsboro, Steve (Kathie) of Texas, Mark (Janet) of Versailles; Tim of Madison, Randal “Randy” (Kathy) of Canaan; one daughter, Joyce Holland Enzinger (Larry) of Batesville; five step-sons, Stephen Ferguson of Madison, Rev. Dennis Ferguson (Vera) of North Vernon, Bradley Ferguson (Theresa) of Dupont, Samuel Ferguson of Canaan, Jonathan Ferguson (Stacey); grandchildren, Bryan, Chris, Troy, Ashley, Billy, Cody, Andy, Brett and Brooke; step-grandchildren Dane, David, Brenden, Joel, Alexander, Cami, Sam, Matthew, Timothy and Michael. Two great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Jim O'Brien will officiate. Interment will follow at Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro.
Full military honors will be conducted at the graveside by Jefferson Post number 9, of the American Legion.
Friends may call Monday from 11 a.m. until time of the funeral at Morgan & Nay.
The family requests memorials in memory of Houston to the Oakdale Cemetery Association.
Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

FRANKIE MAE (WHITLATCH) HIGDON, 89, of Greentown, died on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at the home of her niece, Nancy Frakes.
She was born January 10, 1922 in Scott County, to Franklin L. and Hattie M. (Cortner) Whitlatch. She married the late Arnold Higdon, on September 16, 1952, at the West-End Methodist Church in Nashville, TN. She was a 1940 graduate of Scottsburg High School, she attended St. Anthony Hospital of Nursing, Louisville. She received a nursing diploma in 1943. She worked as an industrial nurse at Tennessee-Eastman and Oak Ridge Hospital in Oak Ridge. Her part-time work as a surgical nurse at Vanderbilt University Hospital allowed her to attend classes and she received her BSN from Vanderbilt in 1951. She was working as a public health nurse in Gallatin, when, in 1953, she and her husband moved to Alexandria, LA. There she worked in pediatrics, med-surg., and as a clinical instructor at Northwestern State College, Natchitoches, LA until 1962. From 1962-1970 she was an instructor in Inservice Education-Baptist Hospital, Alexandria, and later, as a Nursing Supervisor at Rapides General Hospital, retiring in 1978. In retirement she worked as a realtor, volunteered as a tutor at the local elementary school, enjoyed taking organ lessons and loved to attend her class reunions in Scottsburg. She was an active member of Homewood Baptist Church in Alexandria. In 1991, she moved to Knoxville, to care for her ailing sister, Grace.
She is survived by two step-granddaughters; Georgina Boudreaux, Baton Rouge, LA, Linette (Boudreaux) and John Ahum, Menlo Park, CA; and three nieces; Nancy Frakes, Greentown, Meredith (Hunter) and Ray Mengler, Carpentersville, ILL, Carlene (Hunter) and Wayne Klement, Clarkston, MI, along with several great- nieces and nephews, many great-great nieces and nephews; along with serveral great-great-great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five sisters; Clarice, Grace, Amy, Hazel, and Glenn; also two nieces, two nephews; and three great nieces.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, February 20, 2011 at Trinity Wesleyan Church 1128 S. Purdum St., Kokomo. Services will be a 4 p.m. also at the church. There will be a graveside service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at Lynnhurst Cemetery, 4717 Broadway St., Knoxville, TN 37918.
Ellers Mortuary handled the arrangements.

NANCY BANE, 58, Charlestown, died Thursday, February 17 at Saint Catherine Regional hospital.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Salem, a 1970 graduate of Salem High School and was a member of Tri Kappa.
She was co-owner of the old Bob Nicholson Appliance Store in New Albany and Corydon.
She was preceded in death by her parents, late Charles McClintock and Marietta (Huckleberry) McClintock.
Survivors include her husband, Clarence E. Bane, two sons, Brad (Mary) Bane, New Albany and Christopher (Elizabeth) Bane, Floyds Knobs, one brother, Jay C. McClintock, two grandchildren, Jolie and Jaxon Bane, Floyds Knobs.
Services were conducted on Sunday, February 20 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial in Mount Hebron Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions can go do Mt. Hebron Cemetery Fund, c/o Michelle Walton, 558 North Rush Creek Road, Salem, Indiana, 47167.

DOROTHY BEATRICE COLLIER, 95, of Mitchell, formerly of Campbellsburg, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Indiana University Health Care in Bedford.
She was born September 25, 1915 in Madison Township, Washington County, the daughter of the late Alfred B. and Esta Flo Rutherford Slaughter. She spent her entire life in Washington and Lawrence Counties, near Salem and Campbellsburg.
She attended Blue River Academy and graduated from Salem High School in 1935. She put in her membership at Smedley Church of Christ. She was also a former member of Community Club 71 and Vernon Township Farm Bureau. She was a retired employee of Essex Incorporated in Orleans.
She was married to Bruce Collier on June 29, 1938 in Borden. He preceded her in death on June 13, 1964. She was also preceded in death by her parents, stepmother, two sisters and a grandson.
She is survived by two sons: Roger Bruce Collier of Mitchell, and Maurice Leon Collier of Scottsburg, a daughter: Carolyn Jean Williams of Campbellsburg, five grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, eight step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 21 at Weathers Funeral Home. Bob Holler officiated. Burial followed in Claysville Cemetery.

LOGAN HAROLD LYKINS, 70, died on Saturday February 19, 2011 at his residence.
He was born June 2, 1940 in Fayette County the son of the late Denver Lykins Sr. and Dorothy Drew Lykins. He had been employed for many years with the city of Salem, in the Water Department until his retirement in 2001.
He is survived by his wife Suzanne Francis Lykins to whom he was married April 11, 2003 in Connersville. He is also survived by three daughters, Tina, Debbie, and Becky, all of Salem; four sons Logan Lykins Jr., Keith Lykins, Anthony Lykins, and Jay Lykins, all of Salem. He is also survived by two brothers Denver Lykins Jr. Connersville; and Mike Lykins, Lynn, IN; and two sisters Barbara Hoffman, Indianapolis; and Melanie Shawver, Osceola, IN; as well as 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son Oscar Lykins, four brothers, Gerald, Douglas, Frank, and Ralph Lykins, and 2 sisters, Zelma Hendricks and Mary Bergen.
There will be no public funeral services or visitation.
Arrangements are under the care of Urban-Winkler Funeral Home.

SUSIE WILLHITE NALE, 55, died on Saturday February 19, 2011 at the University of Louisville Hospital.
She was born on October 13, 1955 in Madison, to Thomas and Betty Jo Moreland Willhite. She was a homemaker and her life revolved around caring for her family especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Steve Nale; daughters, Georgia “Joie”  Roach(Brad), Borden, and Rebecca Potter, Jeffersonville; son Michael Willhite(Michelle), Memphis; Father, Thomas Willhite; sisters, Rosanna Niece(Larry), Austin, Debbie Carpenter(Dennis), Lexington, and Betty Louise Williams(Kenny); brother, Tommy Lynn Willhite(Cindy), Scottsburg; seven grandchildren, Aspen and Destiny Braun, Chloe, Madison and Mikey Willhite, Mariah Potter and Harmony Smith; seven nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Jo Moreland Sizemore and brother, Michael Warren.
Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday February 23, 2011 at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.  Visitation will be on Wednesday  after 10 a.m. until time of service.

PHILLIP R. HAWORTH, 78, died at his home on Saturday, February 19, 2011.
He was born in Paoli, on October 18, 1932 the son of Merrell Grant and Mary Emily Tuell Haworth. He was a retired supervisor for Ford Motor Company in Louisville and was an employee there for thirty-five years. He was former owner and operator with his wife Jeanette of Payne Real Estate in Georgetown, was a 32nd degree Mason and was Past Master of the Georgetown Masonic Lodge # 480 and a member of the Scottish Rite in Indianapolis. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Georgetown and was an Army Veteran during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jeanette Trimble Haworth of Georgetown; one son, John Haworth (Shelly) of Lanesville; one daughter, Phyllis Haworth (Mark Ochsner) of Bloomington; his mother-in-law, Mable Olive Trimble of Georgetown; one brother, Thompson Haworth (Sghelda) of Jasper; two sisters, Marcia Green (Donald) of Floyds Knobs; Janice Thompson (Brian) of New Albany; seven grandchildren, Ashlie, Jordan, Emily and Mackenzie Haworth and Robbie, Christopher and Joseph Heinrich.
Funeral services will be held at the Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Paoli Community Cemetery. There will be Military Rites at the grave.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home in Georgetown on Tuesday from 1-8 p.m. and after 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
There will be a Masonic Service held at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to either the National Parkinson Foundation or to VistaCare.
Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home is located at 7224 S.R. 64 Georgetown, Indiana 47122.

WARREN MOSS “BUD” BROWN, 78, of New Washington died Thursday Feb. 17, 2011 at University Of Louisville Hospital.
He was born on Dec. 8, 1932 in Shively, KY to Herbert and Wanda Moss Brown. He was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War and a former aviation mechanic. He was a member of the Madison VFW Post.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his twin sister Wanda Owens.
He is survived by his wife the former Patricia Hammond, sons; Warren Dennis Brown of Jeffersonville, Steven Patrick (Kathy) Brown of New Washington; daughter; Kathy (Rick) Persinger of Madison; brother; James H. Brown of Louisville, and a sister Martha McKnight of Evans, GA; grandchildren Mandie Lee, Michael Brown, Mariah Meyer, J. D. Deppe, and Alyssa Brown, and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington. Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the USS LST 325 Ship Memorial, Inc., 840 LST Drive, Evansville, IN 47713 or to the Community Needs Ministry, c/o New Washington State Bank 402 East Main St. New Washington, IN 47162.

JANNIE B CLARK, 75, Scottsburg, died Feb. 18, 2011.
She was born April 29, 1935 in Carrollton, KY. She retired in 1996 as a real estate broker in the family real estate business. She was a member of Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church, Southern Indiana Poetry Club, The Scarlett O’Hatters Red Hat Club, American Legion, Scott County Moose Family Center #2324, Scott County Shrine Club.
She was previously married to Roger R. Clark, who preceded her in death.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, Roy E Floyd & Muriel B Willis Floyd; sisters Ruby McCain & Patricia Early and a daughter-in-law, Freda Butler.
Survivors include her sons, William D Butler (Susan), Scottsburg and Robert T Butler, Scottsburg; daughter-in-law, Debra Hutchisons, Scottsburg; brothers: Buck Floyd, Charlestown and Roy “Junior” Floyd, Charlestown; a half-brother, Bobby Floyd, KY; a half sister Marcey Combs, South Carolina; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 25 from 4-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Saturday at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral home.
Funeral service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. At the funeral home. Burial will follow at Kimberlin Creek Cemetery. Pastor Jason Johns will officiate.
Memorical contributions may be made to Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church or Vista Care c/o Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N 1st St., Scottsburg IN 47170.

JUANITA "NITA" L. LOVELESS ROYALTY, 78, of Lexington, Indiana died Friday, February 18, 2011 at at the Hanover Health & Rehab Center in Hanover.
She was born Jan. 19, 1933, the daughter of Fred & Jennie Glover Loveless. She was raised in Danville and was a 1951 graduate of Danville High School. She was united in marriage on December 19, 1951in Jeffersonville, to Donald F. Royalty, Sr. She enjoyed being a homemaker and helping her husband farm.
She is survived by her sons, Frank Royalty and his wife, Cindy of Lexington, Steve Royalty and his wife, Debbie of Deputy, Rick Royalty of Hanover; her daughter: Linda Dianne Brouette of Hanover; her grandchildren: Carrie Simpson and her husband, Jonathon; Cassie Hall and her husband, John; Jeffrey Royalty; Joshua Royalty and his fiancée Jennifer Johnson; Christopher Brouette; Emily Seymour and her husband, Chad; seven great-grandchildren and her sister, Sue Paynter of Frankfort, Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 11 a.m., by Bro. Doug Lee at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison.
Interment will follow in the Kent Cemetery near Kent, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hanover Health & Rehabilitation. Cards are available at the funeral home.

DONALD LEE WELLS, 37, Louisville, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 in Milltown.
He is survived by two sons, Thomas and Taylor Wells; his mother, Darlene Wells; his father, Donald Wells, sister Kimberly Wells; former wife, Selina Logue; two uncles, two aunts and nieces Kasey, Brandi and Destiny Wells.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Nunelley Funeral Home on Taylor Blvd. in Louisville. Burial will follow at Louisville Memorial Gardens West.

LUTHER FRANKLIN COLLARD JR., 81, died February 17, 2011 in Louisville, with his family by his side.
He was born February 6, 1930 in Edmonson Co., KY to the late Luther and Levada Collard.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Danny F. Collard; his brothers, Arthur Collard and Murriel Collard; and his sister, Jewel Collard.
He was a loving kind man who loved his family and neighbors. He was an avid golfer and gardener, and a member of the Palmyra Methodist Church in Palmyra, IN. He served in occupied Germany with the Army Air Corps, was a retired tobacco industry factory worker with Lorillard Tobacco Co., and someone who was proud to share the same birthday with Ronald Reagan.
Survivors include his loving companion, Susie Schell; his sons, Terry Collard and Arthur Collard; his three daughters, Gayla Delgado, Jan Curry and Ann Collard; his two brothers, James Collard and Maburn Collard; his two sisters, Dottie Elmore and Brenda Kabler; Susie's sons, Leroy Pugh, Michael Scott, James Scott, Robert Scott and Paul Scott; Susie's daughters, Linda O'Banion, Carrine Scott, Tina Vincent and Ellen Scott; his uncle, John Collard; and he was also blessed with his 24 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Sunday, February 20, 2011 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, KY, with Brother Mark Harrison officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

CLIFFORD BRYSON, 70, of Austin, died Sunday, February 20, 2011 at Schneck Memorial Hospital in Seymour.
He was born in Glomawr, KY on September 14, 1940, the son of the late Roscoe and Sarah (Fields) Bryson.
He served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Aisin Drivetrain Seymour.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Bryson, who he Married on September 14, 1962; daughter, Angie (Paul) Roberts of Lexington; sons; Eric Bryson of Scottsburg, Mark Bryson of Austin; sister, Louise (Charles) Wolfe of Ohio; brothers, Ernest Bryson of Ohio., James Bryson of Ohio and seven grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 23, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin, with Rev. Terry Eversole and Rev. John Stacy officiating. Burial will follow at Lexington Cemetery in Lexington.
Military Graveside service will be conducted by Crothersville VFW Post 1083.

EVERETT SPARKMAN, 74, of rural Crothersville, died Sunday, February 20, 2011 at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born December 21, 1936 in Letcher County, Kentucky, the son of Kelly and Alberta (Frazier) Sparkman who are both deceased. He graduated from Paris Crossing High School in 1955 and was a United States Air Force Veteran serving in 47 A & E Special Weapons and gun sections from May 2, 1958 being honorably discharged in December 3,1962, he attended Cana United Methodist Church and Crothersville Christian Church. He was a member of Friends of Muscatatuck River and member of Moose Lodge of Columbus since 1990. He spent his most recent years gardening, farming, and was an advocate of the Clean Air Movement and spent his time promoting the American Way. He enjoyed restoration of farm equipment, vehicles, buildings and enjoyed bluegrass music.
Survivors include his companion of 19 years Cheryl Trisler of rural Crothersville, two children, Heather (John) Logan of Fowler, Indiana, Denver (Andrea) Sparkman of Crothersville, two Brothers, Albert Sparkman of North Vernon, Ronald Sparkman of Dupont, four sisters, Lonnie Frazier of St. Alban’s, West Virginia, Clara Medlin of Westchester, ILL, Cleta Ragan of Taylorsville, KY, Garnett Lucas of Seymour.
He was preceded in death by two sisters Reecie Lucas, Faye Scifres, and two brothers, Paul and Jack Sparkman.
Reverend Ralph Hillenburg and Reverend Chris Irvine will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville with burial to follow at Dupont Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given in memory of Everett to Friends of Muscatatuck River or Dupont Cemetery fund c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 East Howard Street, Crothersville, IN 47229.

THERESA J. RICHMER, 86, Lanesville, died Sunday, February 20, 2011 at Providence Retirement Home in New Albany.
She was a seamstress for the old M. Fine Co. and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville, IN.
She was preceded in death by a brother Charles J. Richmer and a sister Yvonne Sprigler.
She is survived by two brothers Edward H. (Mariquita) Richmer of New Albany, and Wilbur (Helen) Richmer. of Lanesville.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon, IN on Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Thursday.
There will be a rosary service at the funeral home on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to either her church or to Providence Retirement Home.

MONROE TURNER, 97, of  Austin, died Sunday, February 20th, 2011 at Scott Memorial Hospital in  Scottsburg.
He was born in Talbert, KY on August 4, 1913, the son of the late John  P. and Martha Turner. He was a member of Mt. Parion Baptist Church in  Austin. He retired from  Morgan Foods Austin.
Survivors include: daughters, Clara Sandlin of Austin, Aggie (Elmer) Couch of Austin, Martha Turner of Austin; sons; John M. (Reva) Turner of Austin, Woodroe (Phyllis) Turner of Crothersville, Robert (Paula) Turner of Clarksville, G.V. Turner of Austin; sister, Clata Greenwell of Hollywood, Maryland. He is also survived by 12 Grandchildren. Elizabeth (Mike) Hall of Crothersville; Michael (Billie) Turner of Crothersville; Debbie (Kenny) Tomey of Whiteland, Indiana; Mark (Shelly) Turner of Alan Park, Michigan; Sarah (Sean) Zackery of Trafalgar, Indiana; Bonnie (Russ) Comer of Scottsburg; Shelia (Matt) Carter of Austin;  Jo Ann Sandman of Austin; Jeff (Angie) Riley of Scottsburg; Bobby (Misti) Turner of Clarksville; Michelle Hanner of Austin, and Jason Turner of Austin. and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was precedes in death by a son, Roger Turner, four brothers and five sisters.
Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 24, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin, with Rev. Granville Barger officiating.
Visitation will be Wednesday 4-8 p.m. and Thursday after 9a.m. at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will be at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in  Austin.

JAMES E. "BUTCH" SHELTON, 64, died Sunday February 20, 2011 at his home in Borden.
He was a native of New Albany, a Vietnam Veteran serving in the U. S. AirForce, and retired from Ford Motor Company. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Union and the Veterans of Foreign Wars post #3281 in New Albany.
He was preceded in death by his son Wendell B. Kelley, Jr., his mother Lee Ella Marsh, his father James Alva Shelton, his sister Barbara Joyce Mills, and his grandmother Jane P. Carrico.
Survivors include his wife, Linda G. Shelton; a son; James N. Shelton; daughters, Jennifer R. Griffin and Lisa D. Hudgens; siblings, Sue Drewberry, Sandra Duley, Steven Lane, Allen Edmonson, Theresa Edmonson, Timothy Edmonson and Leslie Edmonson; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday February 24 at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana.
His Funeral Service will be held 12 p.m. Friday February 25, at the Kraft Charlestown Rd. Chapel with entombment and military honors to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to the American Cancer Society.

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