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Obituaries March 2, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 March 2011 00:00

 

WAYNE E. PALMER, 73
RUTH TYRRELL, 91
LOUISE BAKER, 48
NANCY PULLEN, 64
FREDERICK G. FULTZ, 93
SANDRA "SANDY" GARVIN, 64
ROSALYN CATHLEEN BELL, 95
KATRINA OLIVER PURLEE, 90
LUDA MARIE ZINK, 80
GEORGE M. GREEN, 65
JAMES E. “BUTCH” SHELTON, 64
LAVERNE R. TINGLE COOPER, 79
W. STEWART SELLERS, 91
DELLA M. “CHICK” ELDER, 83
PHILLIP R. HAWORTH, 78
ARTHUR R. LAMB, 80
RITA E. “FRITZ” HESS NEAFUS, 87
WILFORD  BOWLING, 69
ALICE F. BERNA, 70
SHIRLEY JOANN WITT, 66
BARBARA J. CRAVENS, 73
CALVIN X. SMITH, 85
RITA BROWN, 73
OLLIE JAMES THOMAS, JR., 41
ELIZABETH THOMAS, 69
LINDA L. WALKER, 62
TERRY E. WALKER, 65
INEZ  MURRAY, 93
ALICE F. BERNA, 70
TIMOTHY O. “TIM” PULLEN, 45
WALLACE  STRONG, 76
WILLIAM "BILL" LAWRENCE  AMICK, 73
WILLIAM P. "BILL" MILLER, SR., 80
PATRICK ALLEN WISE, 53
SCOTT D. SMITH, 32,
BERNARD L. 'BUD' SHOPHER, 82
WILLIAM "BILL" LAWRENCE  AMICK, 73
LOTTIE STRONG, 94
PATRICIA E. "PATTY" DRUIN, 64
REBECCA “BECKY” RIVERS, 58
RONALD W. “RON” KNASEL, 46

WAYNE E. PALMER, 73, of  Austin, died Monday, February 21, 2011 at his residence.
He was born in Lawrenceburg, on January 23, 1938, the son of the late Charles and Rosa (Russell) Palmer. He attended  First Baptist Church in  Austin and served in the U.S. Army. He retired as a Truck Driver.
Survivors include his wife Carolyn (Henson) Palmer of Austin; daughters,  Karen Lisa Terry of Austin and Tammy Simpkins of Scottsburg; sons,  Rodney Palmer of Lexington, Jeffery Palmer of Scottsburg, Darren Palmer; sisters, June Lozier of Bear Branch, Linda Nichols of Milan; brothers, Walter Palmer of Moores Hill, Ind. Bill Palmer of Moores Hill, James Palmer of Moores Hill, Jerry Palmer of Milan. He is also survived by nine grandchildren.
Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 25 will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 25, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin. Burial followed at Spurgeon Cemetery in  Austin.



RUTH TYRRELL, 91, died at Ben Atchley State Veterans Home on Sunday, February 20, 2011.
She was born in Corbin, Kentucky, on August 25, 1917.
She was preceded in her death by her parents; ten siblings (Clyde, Cloyd, Ruby, Ed, Herb, Woodrow, Cliff, Chuck, and two who died in infancy); daughter Katherine Evans; and grandson Thomas Evans. In 1919, her family moved to Salem where Ruth grew up and attended Salem High School. She graduated in 1935 with honors, was a member of the National Honor Society, and received a full academic scholarship. She attended Ball State Teachers College in Muncie, and graduated with honors in 1939.
She married William P. “Bill” Tyrrell of Muncie, on October 23, 1940. She returned to her hometown of Salem where she continued to teach grade school and high school while Bill was deployed with the Marines in the South and Central Pacific from 1942 to 1945 during WWII. Upon her husband’s return, they moved to Knoxville in 1946 to continue their careers and raise a family.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, William Patrick “Bill” Tyrrell; her brother, Cecil and his wife, Mary Lou of Carmel; her children Patrick T. Tyrrell of Lenoir City, Tenn.; William C. Tyrrell of Knoxville; Timothy J. Tyrrell of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Sarah E. “Sallie” Tyrrell and husband Lawrence Crouch of Knoxville; Julia A. Saunders and husband Paul Saunders of Knoxville; Daniel C. Tyrrell and wife Patricia of Knoxville; and Rose M. Tyrrell and husband Joseph Thomas of Atlanta. She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren: Christie Ditto of Florida; Katie and Patrick Evans of Texas; Daniel Carter of Knoxville; Tanner and Luke Tyrrell of Arizona; Audrey and Natalie Saunders; Lauren and Conner Tyrrell all of Knoxville as well as many friends and extended family.
On Friday, February 25, a prayer service was held at Highland Memorial Park Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville.
A funeral Mass was held at All Saints Catholic Church, Knoxville, Saturday, Feb. 26. A private graveside service was held at Highland Memorial Cemetery on Sunday.
Memorial donations can be made to Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, 3009 Lake Brook Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37909.


LOUISE BAKER, 48, of Scottsburg, died Sunday, February 20, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital in  Jeffersonville.
She was born in Chicago, Ill. on January 13, 1963, the daughter of the late Cecil and Martha (Campbell) Couch. She was a member of Heavenly Way Ministry in Crothersville.
Survivors include her husband Greg Baker of Scottsburg; a daughter, Sheena Baker of Austin; a son, Nathan Baker of Austin; sisters, Jean Greco of Illinois., Shirley Addison of Austin, Eva Green of Austin, Wilma Roman of Lexington, Ind., Gladis Combs of Georgia., Carol Sweeden of Tennessee., Gertrude Carry of Tennessee; a brother, Eddie Couch of Scottsburg. She is also survived by one granddaughter, Elizabeth Baker of Austin.
Funeral services were Saturday, February 26, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin, with Rev. Danny Kessler officiating.
Burial followed at New Providence Cemetery in  Austin.


NANCY PULLEN, 64, died Monday, February 21, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born on October 10, 1946 to Floyd and Juanita Swango Lewis. She was a retired assembly worker for Samtech in New Albany. She enjoyed playing bingo and scrapbooking.
Survivors include her husband; Bernard Pullen, Jr; daughter; Barbara “Bobbi” Higdon (Larry Hecker) of the Bahamas; son; Tim Pullen (Kathy Graston) of Charlestown; brother; Tony Lewis (Judy) of Sellersburg; cousins; Linda Fitzpatrick (Fritz), Pat Hannah, Bill Applegate, and Donna Applegate; best friends; Margie Wilmoth and Sharon Combs; grandchildren; Joseph Higdon, Jonathon Higdon (Candy), and Timothy Noe; great-grandchildren; Trinity Higdon and Logan Higdon.
A celebration of her life was held on Friday, February 25, 2011 at her home.
Family requests in lieu of flowers please make donations to Downs Syndrome Support Association of Southern Indiana at 1939 State St, New Albany, IN 47150.


FREDERICK G. FULTZ, 93, Greenwood died February 17, 2011 at St. Francis Beech Grove. He was born on April 17, 1917 in Anderson, a son of Norval F. and Margaret (Garriott) Fultz. He married Carolyn (Barker) Fultz on September 5, 1941. She survives. He was a 1940 graduate of Purdue University. He served our country in the United States Army.
Other survivors include a son Frederick J. Fultz, two daughters Jennifer Fultz Jefferis, Cynthia Fultz Bradford, seven grandchildren; Michael Fultz, Douglas Fultz, Elizabeth Fultz, Rebecca Marshall, Shana Jefferis-Zimmerman, Matthew Jefferis, Patrick Daly, and three great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by a sister Margaret Louise Fultz.
A memorial service will be conducted at Salem Presbyterian Church, 110 North High Street, Salem on Saturday March 5 at 11 a.m.
Reverend Sara Shields will officiate. Burial will be private.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to Salem Presbyterian Church.


SANDRA "SANDY" GARVIN, 64, Salem, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
She was born Nov. 18, 1946, at New Albany, to Kean and LaVon Newlin Hartman. On June 19, 1965, she married Robert E. Garvin. He preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 1977. She was a homemaker and a former employee of Tyson Foods in Corydon.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Larry K. Hartman; and a grandson, Ryan K. Chastain.
Survivors include: two sons, Robert E. (Sarah) Garvin Jr., Pekin, and Kean E. Garvin, Salem; a daughter, Vicki (Tom) Payne, Salem; a stepdaughter, Norma (Bud) Caldwell, Mooresville, Ind.; two sisters, Tina Floyd, Salem, and Debbie Childers, Orleans; nine grandchildren and seven stepgrandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 at Scott Funeral Home in Jeffersonville. Burial will follow in Walnut Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the WHAS Crusade for Children. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


ROSALYN CATHLEEN BELL, 95, of Seymour died Monday, February 21 at Covered Bridge Health Campus.
She was born in Washington County, on October 10, 1915, the daughter of Charles Curtis and Bessie Belle (Nicholson) Denney. On March 11, 1939, in Pekin, she married the late Paul Eugene Bell. She was a retired teacher. She attended Central Normal College in Danville, and then received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University. She taught in the Washington County School system before moving to Seymour where she taught at Cortland, North Vernon and at Jackson and Emerson Schools in Seymour.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Seymour, and a member of United Methodist Women. She was a former Tri Kappa, a member of Teacher's Wives, the Seymour Elks Club, and the Retired Teachers Association.
She is survived by her son; Kent Eugene (Brenda) Bell, two grandchildren; Paul David Bell, Emily Ann (Craig) Smith, and sister; Grace Westcott. She is also survived by her niece and her nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, an infant daughter, and sister; Geneva Radcliffe.
Funeral services will be held at Voss Chapel on Friday, February 25 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Steve Cherry officiating.
Friends may call at Voss Chapel on Thursday, from 4-8 p.m. and at Voss Chapel on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.
Burial will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem at 12:30 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be written to First United Methodist Church, or the American Stroke Association.


KATRINA OLIVER PURLEE, 90, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2011, at St. Clare Manor in Baton Rouge.
She was a retired tailor. She was born at Salem and lived for many years in New Albany. Her husband, Leon E. Purlee, preceded her in death.
A son, Lee Edward Purlee, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: a daughter, Judy P. Foust, Baton Rouge; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Purlee, Greenwood; a sister, Marietta (Morris) Stephenson, Salem; four grandchildren, Scott (Kristina) Foust, Gilbert, Ariz., Todd (Stephanie) Foust, Baton Rouge, Amanda Williams, Greenwood, and Larry (Randi) Purlee, Nashville, Ind. and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at the Salem United Methodist Church, 202 E. Walnut St. in Salem.
A memorial service, conducted by the Rev. Diana McCracken, will be held at 11 a.m. at the church.
Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem.
Memorial contributions may be made to "The Future Is Now," c/o First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, La. 70802.


LUDA MARIE ZINK, 80, Campbellsburg, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
She was a member of Mt. Tabor Christian Church and Mt. Tabor Ladies Aid.
She was born Feb. 28, 1930, in Wayne County, Ky., to Jodie L. and Ella Cassada Hammond. On Oct. 14, 1948, she married Loren Zink. He survives.
Other survivors include, two sons, Rickie Zink, Campbellsburg, and Joe D. Zink, Salem; a daughter, Kathie Green, Campbellsburg; a brother, Dewey Hammond, Salem; two sisters, Mae Beshear, Somerset, Ky., and Irene Morris, Salem; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Robert Hammond, Walter Hammond and Melvin Hammond; and two sisters, Lelah Canada and Delpha Gholson.
Funeral service was Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 at Mt. Tabor Christian Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.
Weathers Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


GEORGE M. GREEN, 65, Salem, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at St. Vincent Salem Hospital.
He was a truck driver with Hackers Sawmill & Trucking, Inc. in Salem, served in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant, and was a member of the Campbellsburg American Legion Post #195.
He was a life resident of Washington County. He was born July 31, 1945, in Campbellsburg, to the late George C. and Mary Madeline Childers Green.
Survivors include: a daughter, Jody A. Bane, Campbellsburg; two sons, Jason Heubner and Jared Heubner, both of Missouri; his companion, Charlotte Cruse, Salem; two sisters, Connie Williams and Mary Jane Russell, both of Campbellsburg; and two grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 at Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem.Brother Bob Holler officiated. Burial, with full military honors, followed in Cavetown Cemetery near Campbellsburg.


JAMES E. “BUTCH” SHELTON, 64, of Borden died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at his home.
He was a native of New Albany, a Vietnam veteran, serving in the U. S. Air Force, 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.
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.
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.
Funeral services will be at noon Friday, Feb. 25, at Kraft Funeral Services, Charlestown Road Chapel, New Albany, with entombment and military honors at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.


LAVERNE R. TINGLE COOPER, 79, New Albany, died Sunday. Feb. 20, 2011, in Floyds Knobs.
She was born March 14, 1931, in Louisville, to the late Barrett and Hallie McCrocklin Tingle. She was the widow of William A. Cooper, a retired employee of Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services, and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in New Albany.
Survivors include her children, William R. Cooper and his wife, Sheila, Tillie Lane and her husband, Ron, Cindy Lou Rivera and her husband, Juan, and Jaunita “Rusty” Cooper Hensley and Kevin; grandchildren, Eddie Hensley, Natalie Miller, Billy, Robby, Christopher and Michael Cooper, and Jamie and Sarah Hensley; great-grandchildren, Arika, Cheyenne, Austin, Christian, Morgan, Conner, Talon and one on the way; and caregivers and friends, Kimmy Leet, Tillie Annette, Rosemary Bower, Elke Sallee and Goldie Eiler.
She was preceded in death by a sister Juanita Cooper.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Kraft Funeral Services, Spring Street Chapel, New Albany. Burial followed in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Hosparus/Hospice of Southern Indiana.


W. STEWART SELLERS, 91, Jeffersonville, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 at Rolling Hills Healthcare.
He was born in Sellersburg, a retired printer for The Courier-Journal, a member of Wall Street United Methodist Church and the International Typographical Union Local #10 in Louisville. He also sang with the Louisville Philharmonic Chorus and was a Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Heidi Sellers, Jeffersonville; four children, Warren S. Sellers and his wife Susan, Floyds Knobs; Bill K. Sellers and his wife Julie, Sellersburg; Mildred Ann Vernia and her husband Charlie, New Albany; Stephen J. Sellers, and his wife Laura, Charlestown; nine grandchildren, Andrea Morris, Katherine Sellers, Kent Sellers, Joel Sellers, Charlie Vernia, Jim Vernia, Emma Sellers, Grace Sellers, Clara Sellers; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Wall Street United Methodist Church, 240 Wall Street, Jeffersonville, with burial in Sellersburg Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 3-8 p.m. at Scott Funeral Home's North Chapel and on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at the church.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Wall Street United Methodist Church Missions, 240 Wall Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


DELLA M. “CHICK” ELDER, 83, of Clarksville died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at her home.
She was born in Shouns, Tenn., and was a retired floral designer for Marguerites Flower Shop in Charlestown and previously attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Jeffersonville. She was involved with Regional Youth Services for many years and helped shelter and feed 68 children throughout her lifetime.
Survivors include her son, M. Bruce Elder and his wife, Donna, of Charlestown, and her granddaughters, Laura Wampler and her husband, Danny, of Jeffersonville, and Natalie Elder, of Clarksville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman A. Elder, grandson, Mark Anthony Richey, and seven siblings.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Scott Funeral Home’s North Chapel, Jeffersonville,  with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial contributions to Amedisys Hospice Service or the Clark County Youth Shelter. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


PHILLIP R. HAWORTH, 78, Georgetown, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011.
He was born in Paoli on Oct. 18, 1932, the son of Merrell Grant and Mary Emily Tuell Haworth. He was a retired supervisor for Ford Motor Company in Louisville employed by the company for 35 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.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Jeanette Trimble Haworth, of Georgetown; son, John Haworth and his wife, Shelly, of Lanesville; daughter, Phyllis Haworth (Mark Ochsner) of Bloomington; his mother-in-law, Mable Olive Trimble, of Georgetown; brother, Thompson Haworth and his wife, Sghelda, of Jasper; sisters, Marcia Green and her husband, Donald, of Floyds Knobs and Janice Thompson and her husband, Brian, of New Albany; and grandchildren, Ashlie, Jordan, Emily and Mackenzie Haworth and Robbie, Christopher and Joseph Heinrich.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home, Georgetown. Burial followed in Paoli Community Cemetery with military rites at the graveside.
Memorial contributions can be made to either the National Parkinson Foundation or to VistaCare.


ARTHUR R. LAMB, 80, Edwardsville, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services, New Albany.
He was a native of Coventry, England, and was retired as a painter for Jeff Boat and Marine Builders. He also retired as a security guard for Hillerich & Bradsby, MSD, and Humana. He served in the British Military in the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers and was a member of the Church of England. He was a member of the Thursday Night Euchre Club at the Floyds Knobs Community Club.
Survivors include his wife, Maureen V. Smith Lamb; daughters, Roma J. Lamb of Louisville, and Beverley Gooselaw of Lanesville; brother, Robert Lamb of Coventry, England; grandchildren, Jessica and P.J. Walter; and great-grandchild, Madelynne Walter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Lilian Lamb; brothers, Frank and John Lamb; and sister, Lilian Smith.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes, Market Street Chapel, New Albany, with private interment.


RITA E. “FRITZ” HESS NEAFUS, 87, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services, New Albany.
Survivors include her children, Stoy Neafus III and his wife, Rebecca, of Lanesville, Sandra Neafus of Sellersburg, and Janet Potts of Whiteland; sisters, Lucille Riall of Sellersburg, Mary Loftus of Clarksville, Dorothy Patton of Louisville, Betty Hutchison of New Albany, and Ruth Dietsch of Floyds Knobs; grandchildren, Jason Prifogle, Will Prifogle, Eric Potts, Jill Unkle and Courtney Cutright; and great-grandchildren, Terrence Potts, Brady Unkle, Dallas Unkle, Lexi Wright, Patrick Prifogle, Preston Prifogle and Harrison Prifogle.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stoy Neafus Jr.; parents, George and Margaret Hess; brother, Carl Hess; and sister, Jane Neidiffer.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 316 North Sherwood Ave., Clarksville, with burial in Kraft-Graceland Mausoleum, New Albany.
Visitation will be at Scott Funeral Home’s North Chapel, Jeffersonville, from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


WILFORD  BOWLING, 69, of  Mitchell, died Friday, February 18, 2011 at Indiana University Hospital-Bloomington.
He was born in Kentucky on February 1, 1942, the son of the late Robert and Laura (Rice) Bowling. He served in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews and great-Nephews.
Graveside Service was at 9 a.m. on Thursday, February 24, at Spurgeon Cemetery, Austin, with Rev. Andy Watts officiating. Burial followed at Spurgeon Cemetery in  Austin.
Military Graveside service will be conducted by Crothersville VFW Post 1083.


ALICE F. BERNA, 70, of Scottsburg, died Wednesday Feb. 23, 2011 at her residence.
She was born September 25, 1940 in Underwood, the daughter of the late Pete and Catherine (Burch) Druin. She was married Oct. 17, 1969 to James E. Berna, who died on January 30, 2006. She was a homemaker and a member of the American Legion Post # 234 Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include three sons: James Berna, II of Scottsburg, Thomas W. Roy of New Albany and Curtis W. Roy of Seymour; a daughter: Linda Hartlage of Louisville; several brothers and sisters; six grandchildren: Jill Ann Roy, Chad and Luke Hartlage, Alex, Ethan and Sarah Berna and a great-granddaughter: Jessica.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Rolland Druin.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at Sodom Cemetery. Direct Cremation,  No Visitation.
Arrangements were handled by Collins Funeral Home.


SHIRLEY JOANN WITT, 66, of  Deputy, died Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at Jewish Hospital in  Louisville.
She was born in Harlan County, Ky on February 23, 1944, the daughter of the late Dexter and Elsie Pebble (Barton) Blair. She was a founding member of Shelter for the Sheep in  Austin. where she was a Sunday School Teacher for over 40 years.
Survivors include her husband Barney Witt of Deputy; sons, Steven Witt of Deputy, Brandon Witt of Austin; sisters, Linda Davis of Shelbyville, Ky., Phyllis Bradley of Junction, Ill., Sharon of Shelbyville, Ky., Peggy Hollan of Shelbyville, Ky.; brothers, Bob Blair of Shelbyville, Ky., Jerry Blair of Shelbyville, Ky., Randy Blair of Pleasureville, Ky. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Heather Witt, Ryan Witt, Kyle Newton, Alex Witt, and Blair Witt, and one great-granddaughter, Shirley Witt.
Funeral services were Friday, February 25, at Shelter for the Sheep, Austin. Rev. Larry Hatton and Rev. Harley Madden and Rev. Brandon Witt officiated. Burial followed at Spurgeon Cemetery in  Austin.


BARBARA J. CRAVENS, 73, of Austin, Indiana, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 at her residence.
She was born on July 12, 1937 in New Albany, the daughter of the late Wilbur and Alice  (Cox) Weddell.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Fourth Street Pentecostal Church in Austin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Cravens; a daughter, Teresa Hodge; a sister, Sue Howell and a granddaughter, Patricia Ann Stottmann.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty M. Campbell of Austin and D. Lynn McIntosh of Scottsburg;  three sons, Donald Ray, Ronald E. and Dennis Lee Cravens all of Austin; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, with burial in Little York Cemetery.
Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday.


CALVIN X. SMITH, 85, died Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born on February 8, 1926 to William Everett and Ethel Grigsby Smith in Springfield, Ky. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII and Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. He is a retired pipe fitter for the Naval Ordnance and a farmer. He is a member of the North Charlestown Church of God. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother; Hedger Smith; sisters; Sandy Scott, Veneta Burns, and Victoria Smith.
Survivors include his wife; Elizabeth Badger Smith; son; Paul Smith (Diane) of Marysville; daughter; Donna Mullins (John) of Charlestown; brothers; Eugene Smith of Campbellsville, Ky., Marnie Smith of Cox Creek, Ky., Glen Smith of Lancaster, Ky., Finace Smith of Georgetown, Nathaniel Smith of Charlestown, and Kenny Smith of Charlestown; sisters; Gladys Coulter of Bloomfield, Ky., Becky Bennett of Harrodsburg, Ky., Olena Brickner of Somerset, Ky., Alma Brown of Charlestown, and Lottie McComb of Charlestown; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home, with burial in the Charlestown Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-8 p.m., and after 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Military services will be provided by the American Legion Post 335 and VFW Post 1427.


RITA BROWN, 73, died Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Norton Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky.
She was born August 13, 1937 in Germany, a homemaker, member of the Paoli Red Hats and Saint Michael’s Catholic Church, Bradford, Indiana.
Surviving are her husband Frank Brown; sons, Robert D. Swartwood of Phalen, Calif., Marvin A. Swartwood of Maricopa, Ariz., Gary L. Swartwood of Suffolk, Va., Antony J. Brown, Sr. of Corydon; daughters, Amanda Brown-Wise of Louisville, Janine Brown of Milltown; sisters, Lioba Ehhalt of Germany, Alberta Rung of Germany 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church, Bradford, Indiana.
Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at Swarens Funeral Home, 1405 Hwy 64 NW, Ramsey, Indiana.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.


OLLIE JAMES THOMAS, 41, died Thursday, February 24, 2011 at University of Louisville Hospital.
He was born on July 8, 1969 to Ollie James, Sr. and Betty Massey Thomas in Carrollton, KY. He was a diesel mechanic.
Survivors include his companion; Patty Taylor of New Washington; daughter; Shannon Everhart; mother; Betty Copeland of Madison; brothers; Jerry Thomas, Terry Thomas, Keith Thomas, Joe Thomas, and Michael Thomas; sister; Tina Laird and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, February 28, 2011 at the Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington. Burial followed in the Antioch Cemetery.
Expressions of Sympathy in memory of Mr. Thomas may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.


ELIZABETH THOMAS, 69, Salem,died Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at her home.
She was born on February 7, 1942 in Viper, Ky. and was the daughter of Nelson and Rachel Williams Caudill. She attended Wesleyan Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband: Charlie Thomas, a son: Michael Thomas of Salem, seven daughters: Charlene (Paul) Nelson, Sandy (Toney) Turner of Salem, Sheila (Kevin) Lewellen, Debbie (Ronnie) Brewer, Melissa (Russell) Hobson and Eleshia (Jay) Lykins all of Pekin, and Angela (Steve) Jackson of New Albany, two brothers; Julian (Glenna) Caudill of St. Paris, Ohio and Canan (Nancy) Caudill of Urbana, Ohio, three sisters; Wanda (Bill) Thomas and Lavina Jewell both of Salem and Stevie Ann (Silas) Thomas of St. Paris, Ohio, 21 grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Olive Branch Cemetery.


LINDA L. WALKER, 62, Borden, died Wednesday, February 23, 2011 in Fairdale, Ky.
She was born on November 18, 1948 in Salem and was the daughter of Merle and Daisy Casey Gardner.
She is survived by three sons: Roy Harmon of Salem, Jerry and Steve Harmon both of Borden, two daughters: Alice Fitzgerald of Jeffersonville and Helen “Susie” Pike of Fairdale, Ky., two sisters: Blanche Woodward and Goldie Chambers both of Bedford, and ten grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers: Charlie, Alfred, Willis, and Harold Gardner and a sister: Marie Fortner.
Graveside services were held on Monday February 28, 2011 at Beech Grove Cemetery with Arnold Wilson officiating. Burial was in Beech Grove Cemetery. Weather Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


TERRY E. WALKER, 65, Salem, died Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at his home.
He was born on March 15, 1945 in Springfield, Ill. and was the son of Hershel and Martha Kesiber Walker. He was a retired employee of Bullock Oil Company and Cowboy's Food Stores. He also worked for the NASCAR circuit. He was a member of New Beginning Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Woodring Walker. He is also survived by two step-sons: Richard (Connie) Fitch of Terre Haute and Frank (Teresa) Fitch of Salem, two step-daughters: Christy (Michael) Scranton of Corydon and Kimberly (T.J.) Casey of Campbellsburg, and six grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Sunday, February 27, 2011 at New Beginnings Baptist Church. Weathers Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


INEZ  MURRAY, 93, of  Scottsburg, died Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Lincoln Hills Health Care in New Albany.
She was born in Garriott, IN on September 17, 1917, the daughter of the late Clarence and Avis A. (Wooton) Brunkhart. She was a member of Grace Covenant Church of God in  Austin. She retired as a Ward Clerk from  Scott Memorial Hospital Scottsburg.
Survivors include daughters, Marilou (Dallas) Bolander of Kokomo, Marcia (Bill) Sebastian of Scottsburg; sons, Phillip E. (Verma) Blair of Mobile, AL., Butch (Paula) Murray of Scottsburg, Bill (Wilma) Parsley of Shelbyville, Indiana and a brother, Wendell Fisher of Ocean Springs, MS.
She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Preceading her in death are her husband Fred, a son, Roger Blair, a grandson, Kevin Blair, a brother, Robert Brunkhart and sisters, Donna Hettinger and Thalia Bonta.
Funeral services were Sunday, February 27, at Grace Covenant Church of God, Austin, with Rev. Steve Gwaltney officiating. Burial followed at Cana Cemetery in  Uniontown, IN.
Buchanan Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


ALICE F. BERNA, 70, of Scottsburg, Indiana died Wednesday Feb. 23, 2011 at her residence. She was born September 25, 1940 in Underwood, Indiana, the daughter of the late Pete and Catherine (Burch) Druin. Alice was married Oct. 17, 1969 to James E. Berna, who died on January 30, 2006. She was a homemaker and a member of the American Legion Post # 234 Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include three sons: James Berna, II of Scottsburg, Thomas W. Roy of New Albany, and Curtis W. Roy of Seymour; a daughter, Linda Hartlage of Louisville; several brothers and sisters; six grandchildren: Jill Ann Roy, Chad & Luke Hartlage, Alex, Ethan and Sarah Berna and a great-granddaughter, Jessica.
She was preceded in death by a brother: Rolland Druin.
Graveside Service was Saturday, Feb. 26 at Sodom Cemetery. Direct Cremation.
Arrangements were handled by Collins Funeral Home.


TIMOTHY O. “TIM” PULLEN, 45, of Charlestown, died Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson. He was born on April 27, 1965 in New Albany, to Bernard O. Pullen Jr. and the late Nancy J. (Lewis) Pullen.
Along with his father, he is survived by his son, Timothy Noe of northern Indiana; long time girlfriend, Kathy Graston; step-children, Carl Graston, Zenda Kuykendall, Mandy Stump (Mike); step-grandchildren, Jadon Kuykendall and Kaitlyn Stump; sister, Barbara Higdon (Larry Hecker); nephews, Joe and Jonathon Higdon (Candy Truesdell); great niece, Trinity Higdon; great nephew, Logan Higdon; and best friend, Kenny Taylor.
Cremation was chosen and there will be no services held at this time.
Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, IN 47150) is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy in Tim’s memory be made to the National Association for Down Syndrome (P.O. Box 206, Wilmette, IL 60091).


WALLACE  STRONG, 76, of  Austin, died Friday, February 25, 2011 at his residence.
He was born in Chavies, Ky. on August 28, 1934, the son of the late Mabel Strong. He attended  Little York Christian Church. He was a Kentucky Colonial, and a member of  Amick-Baker-Kellems F.O.P. Lodge 156 in Scottsburg, member of the Scott County Family Moose Lodge #2324, and also a member of the I.O.O.F. #555 in Scottsburg.
Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Kay (Douglas) Campbell of Austin, a son, Wallace Dale (Sharon) Strong of Scottsburg; sister, Patty (Gene) Ethridge of Indianapolis a brother, Max (Janet) Orn of Ft. Wayne. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Amy (Bud) McIntosh, Kimberly (Jon) Reynolds, Jimmy Dale (Tara) Strong and six great-grandchildren (Trevor McIntosh, Emma Leigh Reynolds, Konner McIntosh, Hannah Strong, Karlie Reynolds, Hattie Strong).
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 1, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin. Brother Dorse Campbell officiated.
Burial followed at Little York Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the Rett Syndrone Research Trust67 Under Cliff Road Trumbull CT 06611 or C/O Buchanan Funeral Home.


WILLIAM "BILL" LAWRENCE  AMICK, 73, of Austin, died Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Austin, on March 9, 1937, the son of the late Lawrence M. and Emma (Hammel) Amick. He served in the U.S. Army. He retired from  Morgan Foods in Austin.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann (Watkins) Amick of Paris Crossing; daughters, Joy Fox of Austin, Betty Coomer of Austin; sons, William "Bod" Amick, Jr. of Scottsburg, William Leslie Amick of Austin; step daughter, Clara Carter of Paris Crossing; step-sons, Wilson Baker of Memphis; sisters, Opal Roe of Stevensville, Maryland., Wanda Sizemore of Austin, Shirley Loesh of New Albany; brothers, Harry Phillip Amick of Austin, Kenneth Amick of Washington, N.C. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Robert Amick.
Funeral services were Monday, February 28, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin. Burial followed in Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.


WILLIAM P. "BILL" MILLER, SR., 80, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 at his residence.
He was  born September 2, 1930 in Long Beach, California, the son of the late Louis and Marie (Weiand) Miller.  He was a former owner & operator of the old Miller Upholstery Shop,  a member of the American Martyrs Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council #8052 all of Scottsburg, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret M. (Belshaw) Miller; two brothers, Louie and Jim Miller and a sister, Audrey Duffin.  Survivors include two daughters, Peggy A. Miller of New Albany, & Pamela J. Helfrich of Indianapolis; a son, William P. Miller, Jr. of Scottsburg; two brothers, Richard Miller of Louisville,& Phil Miller of Hamilton, Mont. and a sister, Mary Camire of Riverside, California;13 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday at American Martyrs Catholic Church. Burial followed in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association c/o Collins Funeral Home.


PATRICK ALLEN WISE, 53, Mitchell, died Friday, Feb. 25 2011, at Indiana University Health in Bedford.
He was born November 17, 1957 in Louisville, Ky., the son of Kenneth and Betty Brian Wise. He was an employee of Wal-Mart Distribution Center and was a substitute bus driver. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a Marine veteran. He was retired from the National Guard.
He is survived by his wife: Karen Lewis Wise. They were married April 26, 2003. He is also survived by three daughters: Melissa Pollauf of Indianapolis, Amy Jones and Heather Terry both of Salem, a step-son: Nick Asbury of Mitchell and a step-daughter: Hope Cheatham of Mitchell, two brothers: David Wise of Salem and Phillip Wise of Charlottesville, N.C., two sisters: Terry Wise of Johnson City, Tenn. and Melody Wise of Bristol, Tenn., his father: Kenneth Wise of Salem and 8 grandchildren: Jayelynn and Isiah Jones, Aubryonna and Levi Terry, Abigal and Lillian Pollauf and Lilah and Wyatt Cheatham.
Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.


SCOTT D. SMITH, 32, Salem, died Friday, February 25, 2011, at his home.
He was born November 16, 1978 in New Albany and was the son of Raymond Scott Smith and Joyce E. (Collier) Smith. He was an employee of Healthy Cleaning Services of Lexington and was a former employee with Bank of America in Louisville, Ky.
He is survived by his wife, Matasha (Ballard) Smith. They were married June 01, 2002. He is also survived by his mother: Joyce Wolfe of Salem, his father: Raymond Smith of New Albany, and two brothers: Ray Smith of Louisville and Jonathan Smith of Salem.
Funeral Services were held Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at the Dewalt Funeral Home. The cremation with burial will be at a later date. Memorial Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 240 Whittington Pkwy. Louisville, Ky. 40222-4904


BERNARD L. 'BUD' SHOPHER, 82, Salem,died Friday, February 25, 2011 at Floyd County Memorial Hospital.
He was born March 21, 1928 in Kosmosdale, Ky. and was the son of the late Albert Lee Shopher and Leona (Vest) Shopher. He was an employee of Atkins Gravel Company in Jeffersonville, retiring in 1990.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Warner) Shopher. They were married in June of 1970. He is also survived by seven daughters: Judy Ann (Toby) Cornett of Salem, Juanita Kay (Jonathan) Balentine of Mitchell, Patty (Robert) Kelley of Charlestown, Chrystal (Philip) Whitson of Corydon, Loretta (Wayne) Howerton of Georgetown, Victoria (Chuck) Cameron of New Albany, and Ellen (Mark) Thomas of Louisville, three sons: Michael Ray (Sharon) Shopher , Alvin Dale (Susan) Shopher both of Salem, and William (Melanie) Warner of Lanesville, one brother: Kenneth Shopher of Nev., and three sisters: Sandra Cornett, Mary Vest, and Barbara Woods, all of Salem. He is also survived by twenty-seven grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife: Doris Jean Vest Shopher, one daughter: Pamela Jean Stone, two grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, March 01, 2011 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial was at Walnut Ridge Cemetery with full military honors. Memorial contributions can be made to Washington County Relay for Life C/O Terry Suvak, 1825 North State Road 135 Salem, Ind. 47167


WILLIAM "BILL" LAWRENCE  AMICK, 73, of  Austin died Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Scott Memorial Hospital in  Scottsburg.
He was born in Austin, on March 9, 1937, the son of the late Lawrence M. and Emma (Hammel) Amick. He served in the U.S. Army. He retired from  Morgan Foods in Austin.
Survivors include his wife  Barbara Ann (Watkins) Amick of Paris Crossing, daughters, Joy Fox of Austin, Betty Coomer of Austin, and Wanda Ruth Hollin of Indiana; sons, William "Bud" Amick, Jr. of Scottsburg, William Leslie Amick of Austin; step daughter, Clara Carter of Paris Crossing; step sons, Wilson Baker of Memphis; sisters, Opal Roe of Stevensville, Maryland., Wanda Sizemore of Austin, Shirley Loesh of New Albany; brothers, Harry Phillip Amick of Austin and Kenneth Amick of Washington, N.C.. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Robert Amick.
Funeral services were Monday, February 28 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin. Burial followed in Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.


LOTTIE STRONG, 94, of Lexington, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital in Charlestown.
She was born on May 8, 1916 in Perry County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Jessie and Martha (Bowling) Abner. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Hazard, Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by: a daughter, Bernice McNeeley; a granddaughter, Martha Renee Golden; a grandson, William Golden; a great-granddaughter, Nina Rae Keown and seven siblings.
Survivors include three daughters, Ailean McNeeley, Teresa Diaz-Green and Ethel Golden all of Lexington; two sons, Willie and Don Strong both of Lexington, 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Lexington Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at Collins Funeral Home.


PATRICIA E. "PATTY" DRUIN, 64, of Scottsburg, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
She was born on May 5, 1946 in Milltown, the daughter of the late Walter E. and Donella (Taylor) Ford. She was a homemaker and a member of Austin First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rolland Druin and a son, Mark Anthony Druin.
Survivors include a son, Tim Druin of Deputy; a daughter, Troy Ann Payne of Scottsburg; a brother, Pete Ford of Sellersburg; three grandchildren, Sable Combs, Lacey Payne & Connor Druin and a great granddaughter, Anissah Payne.
There will be no visitation or funeral.
Graveside service is at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Sodom Cemetery in Underwood.
Arrangements were handled by Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.


REBECCA “BECKY” RIVERS, 58, of Charlestown died Sunday, February 27, 2011 at University of Louisville Hospital.
She was born on February 10, 1953 in Jeffersonville, IN, the daughter of Dean and Joyce Stone Moore, Jr. She was owner and operator of Shear Country Beauty Salon and previously was a cosmetology instructor at the House of James Beauty College. She was a member of Trinity United Presbyterian Church and board member of Owen Creek Cemetery Association.
Survivors include her husband Michael Rivers; daughter, Treva Rivers Raney, Hibernia; son, Wyatt Rivers, Hibernia; parents, Dean and Joyce Moore, Hibernia; brother, William L. Moore and family, Hibernia; sister, Deanna McDaniel and husbandGerald, Branson, MO.
She was preceded in death by her aunt and uncle Lois and Trev Beard.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday March 3, 2011 at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with burial in Owen Creeek Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 12-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Thursday.
Expressions of Sympathy in memory of Becky may take the form of donations to the Trev Beard Memorial Park, c/o Leroy Graebe, 6209 Hibernia Rd., Charlestown.


RONALD W. “RON” KNASEL, 46, died Saturday, February 26, 2011.
He was the manager at Bottles Unlimited in New Albany. HE was also a member of the Elks Lodge #270 in New Albany and St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church in Floyds Knobs. He was born on June 12, 1964 to Rowena M. (Brown) Knasel and the late Lawrence J. Knasel, Jr.
Along with his mother, he is survived by his fiancée, Lora Smith; son, Brandon Faulkenburg (Allyson Bezy) of Jeffersonville; daughters, Courtney Smith of Floyds Knobs, Tana Brown and her companion, John, of Nashville, Tenn.; brothers, Don Knasel and his wife, Shirley, of Colorado, John Knasel and his wife, Sharon, of Shelbyville, Ky.; grandchild, Cheyenne Elkins, and awaiting the birth of his second grandchild; and his grandmother, Virgie Troncin of Floyds Knobs.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany).
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 3, at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church (3033 Martin Road, Floyds Knobs, IN) with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Contributions in Ron’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.




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