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Obituaries March 16, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 March 2011 00:00

 

MARY E. HALL-LEWIS, 56
SUE D. LEATHERBURY, 62
MADORIS L. (WOLFE) FRANCIS, 91
JOHN R. "J.T." THOMAS, 43
RUSSELL EUGENE “GENE” CURL, 74
JOYCE HOWARD, 79
LEONA F. BAYLOR, 92
MARY JANE BLANKENBAKER, 70
MARY ANDREWS PETERS, 93
GEORGIA R. STEWART, 92,
LILLIE MAE EVERITT-WILLIAMS-DANIEL, 98
HAROLD E. LEWIS, 88
DYLAN TYLER “D.D” DIZNEY, 19
LINDON DONALD DODD, SR., 75
ROBERT LOUIS DIDAT, 81
FERN L. HEISHMAN, 82
FRANCES ELIZ. WOLFE, 91
JEFFREY ALAN KNIGHT, 48
MARCELLA WRIGHT HAM, 67
APRIL N. SMITH, 35
DR. DAVID BERRY WATERFILI
IVAN FAWBUSH, 81
HEIDI MILEY, 76
MARY MARGARET CARTER, 89
NANCY DARLENE HARTMAN, 62
ERIC SCOTT GIBSON, 31
LAWRENCE E. “LARRY” MARTIN, 67
ROBERT A. “TUFF” FRANKLIN, 46

MARY E. HALL-LEWIS, 56, of Underwood, died Monday, March 7, 2011 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital in Charlestown.
She was born on July 15, 1954 in Scottsburg, the daughter of the late Kenneth Hall and Ida Pauline (Morgan) Hall, who survives. She was a homemaker and a member of the Henryville Presbyterian Church in Henryville.
Survivors include her husband,  Marc Lewis of Underwood;  two sons, Christopher (Melissa) Lewis of Floyds Knobs, nd Aaron Lewis of Henryville; her mother, Pauline Hall of Underwood; two brothers, Ronnie Hall of Scottsburg and Keith  Hall of Kokomo and two grandsons, Blaine & Nicholas Lewis.
Funeral services were Friday, March 11, 2011 at Collins Funeral Home. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery.



SUE D. LEATHERBURY, 62, of Madison, died Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born in Jefferson County, Indiana, the daughter of Bernice and Ethel (Martin) Mann. She had many different occupations during her lifetime, including serving as a licensed practical nurse in New York. She enjoyed car rides, cooking and taking care of children.
She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Leatherbury; three daughters: Lisa Singleton of Butlerville, Kimberly Scales and Rochelle Simmonds, both of Madison; one son, Allen Singleton, Jr. of Madison; one step daughter, Gina Mae Thompson of Madison; four stepsons: Charles R. Leatherbury of Indianapolis, Indiana, Dean Leatherbury of Madison, Larry Leatherbury of Denver, Colorado, and Terry Leatherbury of Louisville; two sisters: Dorothy Ramey of Scipio, and Helen Risk of Madison; three brothers: A.B. Mann and Seldon Mann, both of Columbus, and Paul D. Mann of Lexington; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and four sisters: Lillian Bond “Tootsie” Mann, Kathy Kessler, Irene Manis and Neva Howard.
Funeral services were Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the Lytle Funeral Chapel.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Sue Leatherbury Memorial Fund, in care of Lytle Funeral Chapel.


MADORIS L. (WOLFE) FRANCIS, 91, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011.
She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in New Albany. She co-owned with her husband, Francis’ Grocery Store and Oasis Swim Club in New Albany. She was a member of the Pilot Club where she enjoyed making candy for Harvest Homecoming each year and working on other community projects. She was an excellent cook who loved preparing food for others. She was also an avid quilter who fashioned many beautiful quilts over the years.
She was born on March 11, 1919 in Harrison County, to the late John and Jenny (Martin) Wolfe. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Preach” Francis; son, Melvin Francis; granddaughter, Kristi Harvey; and five brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Rebecca Francis of New Albany; sister, Gayle Rice of Anderson; grandchildren, Michael Francis of Bicknel, Pam Emerick of New Albany, Bryan Francis and his wife, Sheryl of Georgetown, and Shelly Jones and her husband, Ric of Carmel; eight great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Her funeral service was Friday, March 11 in the Paul F. Kraft, Sr. Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. Burial followed at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
Memorial contributions may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church (309 East Spring Street, New Albany, IN 47150).


JOHN R. "J.T." THOMAS, 43, of Scottsburg, died Monday, March 7, 2011 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
He was born on August 5, 1967 in Louisville,  the son of Larry Robert and Carol Dee (Dismore) Thomas. He was a former employee of Cerrowire in Crothersville, and the old Thomas Furniture Mart in Scottsburg, and a member of First Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Donna K. (Hollan) Thomas;  parents, Larry and Carol Thomas of Scottsburg;  two brothers, Ron Thomas of Northridge, Calif. And Randy Thomas of Scottsburg, and four nieces and two nephews.
Funeral services were Monday, March 14, 2011 at the First Christian Church. Burial followed in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.


RUSSELL EUGENE “GENE” CURL, 74, North Vernon, died Sunday, March 06, 2011 at Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Louisville, Ky.
He was born on April 19, 1936 to Ivan and Estella Galey Curl. He was inducted into the Army and rose to the rank of Specialist Three during the Korean War. He served Company C 79th Engineers Battalion and was honorably discharged from the Reserves receiving the Good Conduct Medal. He was employed with Grote Industries in the maintenance department. He treasured fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion, Madison VFW Post 1969, NRA, and the Holy Cross Church in St. Croix, Ind.
He is survived by his wife: Sheila C. Wilson Curl, of Moorefield, son: Robert E. (Rachel) Curl, Holton, step-daughter: Rebecca E. (Tony) Baker, of Dupont, his loving step-son: William David Lenhart and his companion Rebecca Zimbleman, of North Vernon, grandchildren: Samantha Curl, Richard Smith, Shane Baker, and Jonathan Lenhart, sisters: Rosemary (John) Bastin, of Bloominton, Mayme (Tom) Mix, of Canaan Ind., brothers: Herb (Katie) Curl, of Bloomington, Francis (Georganna) Curl, of Moorefield, sister-in-law: Beulah Curl, of Madison, several nieces and nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by parents: Ivan and Estella Galey Curl, four brothers: Merle, Galey, Peter and James Curl, sister: Edith Ruby Curl Guillame, and brother-in-law: Alvin F. “Bob” Guillame.
The funeral was held on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Gene to the Veteran's Administration Medical Center ICU, contribution cards are available at the funeral home. The Interment took place at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Full military honors were conducted by the Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Chapel.


JOYCE HOWARD, 79, Salem, died Saturday, March 05, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Stamping Ground, Ky. and lived most of her life in Oxford, Ohio and Liberty, Ind.
She is survived by one brother: Mason (Audrey) Howard, of Lexington, one sister: Marjorie (Richard) Marshall, of Pekin, and many nephews and nieces that she took care of when they were young.
She was preceded in death by her parents: James Harvey and Ethel Wiley Howard, three brothers and four sisters.
The funeral was held Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the Love Funeral Home with the burial in Mt. Washington Cemetery.


LEONA F. BAYLOR, 92, New Salisbury, died Monday, March 07, 2011 in her home.
She was born September 03, 1918 in Tell City. She was a member of the Central Barren United Methodist Church and was a homemaker and bookkeeper.
She is survived by two sons: Darrell (Judy) Baylor, of Anderson, and Donald (Sharon) Baylor, of New Salisbury, two daughters: Phyllis (Tommy) Knight, of Palmyra, and Lynette (Richard) Farnsley, of Floyds Knobs, eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Ephrian and Rosa Powell, her husband:Paul Baylor, and two brothers and four sisters.
Her funeral service was on Friday, March 11, 2011 at Love Funeral Home,


MARY JANE BLANKENBAKER, 70, Memphis, died Tuesday, March 08, 2011 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
She was born on December 31, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Frank Waddle and Frances (Ferrell) Waddle.
She was retired from the West Clark Community School District where she was a Custodian for 30 years. She was a member of the Borden Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband: David Blankenbaker, one son: Michael Blankenbaker, of Memphis, one daughter: Dana (Chad) Mueller, of Pekin, three brothers: Dale (Joyce) Waddle, of Sellersburg, John (Frankie) Waddle, of Sellersburg and George (Darla) Waddle, of Centerview, Mo., one sister: Bettie (Leland) McKinley, of Borden, and four grandchildren.
The funeral service was Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the Borden Church of Christ with burial at the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Hughes Taylor Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


MARY ANDREWS PETERS, 93, Clarendon Hills, Ill.,formerly from Scottsburg, died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 in Lombard, Ill.
She was born January 21, 1918 in Hodgenville, Ky and was the daughter of Jesse and Hallie Bloyd Andrews.
She is survived by three brothers: Hobson Andrews, Blonde Andrews, of Scottsburg, and John Andrews, of Jeffersonville, and two sisters: Irene Johnson, of Scottsburg, and Peggy Pogue, of Mo.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Jesse and Hallie Bloyd Andrews.
The Graveside service was Sunday, March 13, 2011 at Scottsburg Cemetery. Stewart and Hoagland Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


GEORGIA R. STEWART, 92, Pekin, died Monday, March 07, 2011 in the Providence Retirement Home.
She was born December 09, 1918 to the late Clayton James Hampton and Elizabeth Ellen (Sanders) Hampton. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She had been a life resident of Washington County.
She is survived by one daughter: Ruth E. Montgomery, of Borden, five sons: Eugene (Shirley) Stewart, Charles W. (Brenda) Stewart, Billy R. (Jane) Stewart, John E. (Kathy) Stewart, all of Pekin, and Ronnie L. (Sandra) Stewart, of Eden, N.C, one sister: Lizzie Morrison, of Hanover, and one brother: Bill (Virginia) Schreckengast, of Greenwood. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Millard E. Stewart, her parents: Clayton James and Elizabeth Ellen Hampton, one son: Morris E. Stewart, three brothers and three sisters.
The funeral service was Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with burial in Olive Branch Cemetery. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, 4th floor Louisville, Ky 40205. Dawalt Funeral Home, Salem handled the arrangements.


LILLIE MAE EVERITT-WILLIAMS-DANIEL, 98, died at home in Scottsburg, on Thursday, March 10, 2011, just a few hundred yards from where she was born on June 16, 1912.
She was the last surviving child of her parents, William Rosecrans and Lula (Hardy) Everitt. She was married on July 4, 1927 to James Gilbert Williams and they had a family of nine children before his death on March 24, 1944.  She was married a second time to Ezra Daniel, Sr. on November 26, 1958.  He preceded her in death on August 28, 1973.  She was the oldest member of the First Baptist Church in Scottsburg.
Survivors include five daughters, Ann Kimberlin of Columbus, Joyce Owens of Underwood, Violet Davis, Kay Allen and Jane Bridgewater all of Scottsburg; two stepsons, Ezra Daniel, Jr. of Scottsburg, and David Daniel of Michigan; three stepdaughters, Wilma Pettit of Charlestown, Joyce Jones of Scottsburg, and Judy McClung of Tennessee; 20 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 41 great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, James Gilbert Williams and Ezra Daniel, Sr.; four children, Everitt & Warren Williams, Betty Green and an infant son; six siblings; Dorothy Baker, Stanley, Lester, Paul, Kenneth and Leonard Everitt and several half-siblings.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Burial followed in Cravens Cemetery.


HAROLD E. LEWIS, 88, Campbellsburg, died Tuesday, March 8 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born on September 9, 1922 and was the son of James and Hattie Voyles Lewis. He was a retired farmer and school bus driver for West Washington Schools. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of VFW.
He is survived by a son: John Lewis of Salem, three daughters: Vera Reynolds and Deloris Jacobi, both of Campbellsburg, and Marilyn Barlow of Mitchell, a brother: William Lewis of Louisville, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife: Pauline Maudlin, a son: Charles Lewis, two brothers: Forrest and James Lewis, two sisters: Laverne Bilyeu and Bonnie Farabee, and his parents: James and Hattie Voyles Lewis.
His funeral was Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Smedley Cemetery with full military honors.


DYLAN TYLER “D.D” DIZNEY, 19, Pekin, died March 04, 2011 in Pekin.
He loved fishing, kayaking, and camping with his family. He was an employee at Bergin's Auto in Jeffersonville.
He is survived by his parents: Jeremy and Emily Brady, of Clarksville, siblings:Hannah Williams, Lucille “Lucy” Grindstaff, and Steven Grindstaff, all of Clarksville, Lauren Dizney, of Louisville, and Mandi Grindstaff and Neal Grindstaff, of Paducah, grandparents: Steve and Jayne Isgrigg, of Pekin, and Mark and Marlaine White, of Jeffersonville and Debbie and John Williams, of Colorado, fiancée: Haily Basham, of Martinsburg, cousin: Nathan Cunningham, of Pekin, as well as many cousins and close friends, including extended family in New Mexico and numerous family members in Louisville and surrounding areas, including Maryland and Florida, including his grandfather: Earl William (Tina) Dizney, Sr., his father: Earl William Dizney, Jr., uncle: Thomas Dizney, grandmother: Linda (Steve) Hilger, and step-sister: Haileigh Boone.
The funeral was held Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Scotts Funeral Home's North Chapel in Jeffersonville.


LINDON DONALD DODD, SR., 75, Jeffersonville, died Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was retired from Louisville Gas and Electric where he worked for 36 ½ years. He was an accomplished softball player and bowler on LG&E teams. He coached Little League baseball for many years. He was a co-leader with his wife Joann of the Oak Park Baptist Christian Seniors Group for ten years. He is the former deacon at Oak Park Baptist Church. He was also a long-time member of the Knights Athletic and Pinochle Clubs. He was a member of the Christian Family Worship Center.
He is survived by his wife: Joann Dodd, his children and their spouses: Lois (Albert) Burnett, Lindon (Kim) Dodd, Jr., Diana (Lennie) Denhard, and Roger (Paula) Dodd. Other surviving members include his sister: Martha June (Ted) Herps, and brother: Louis (Sharon) Dodd, five grandchildren: Chad and Jeremy Denhard, Autumn Burnett, Cameron Dodd, and Jacob Dodd, and four great-grandchildren: Noah, Elijah, and Levi Bays, and Kylei Crase.
The funeral was held Monday, March 14, 2011 at Scott Funeral Home's North Chapel with burial at Walnut Ridge mausoleum. Memorial contributions can be donated to the Christian Family Worship Center located at 706 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130.


ROBERT LOUIS DIDAT, 81, Floyds Knobs, died Thursday, March 10, 2011 at his home.
He was born February 9, 1930 to the late Alphonse and Leona (Becht) Didat.
He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Post 28 in Floyds Knobs. He was a carpenter, an avid deer hunter, and a member of the National Parkinson Foundation. He was a life-long member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife: Emma Bell (Atkins) Didat, sister: Patricia A. Holsclaw, of New Albany, four brothers: Elmer C. Didat, Jerome A. Didat, Regis L. Didat, and James R. Didat, all of Floyds Knobs, eleven nieces and nephews, and eleven great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Alphonse and Leona Didat, sister: Mary Alice Cannon, brother: Anthony Didat, and his in-laws: Sherman and Lettie Atkins.
The funeral was Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church with military honors in the church cemetery. Memorial Contributions can be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018. Kraft Funeral Service handled the arrangements.


FERN L. HEISHMAN, 82, Georgetown, died Friday, March 11, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
She was born May 25, 1928 to the late Lafe C. and Myrtle L. Smith Cline.
She was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church near Corydon, the V.F.W Post 2950 Ladies Auxiliary in Corydon, and the American Legion Post 123 in Corydon.
She is survived by her grandchildren: Dr. Matthew Heishman and Michele (Mike) Parks, great-granddaughter: Allison Marie Parks, sister: Bernice (Eugene “Billy”) Mauck, her daughter-in-law: Charlotte Heishman, her close friends: Sharon Head and Austin Matthews and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Ernest L. Heishman, her son: Delbert Lee Heishman, sister: Bernedeen McKim, and brother: Fordie Cline.
Funeral Services were held Monday, March 14,2011 at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon with burial at Wolfe Cemetery near Georgetown. Memorial contributions can be made to the Gethsemane Lutheran Church.


FRANCES ELIZ. WOLFE, 91, Floyds Knobs, died Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was a farmer's wife and a loving mother. She was a long-time member of the Galena United Methodist Church until it closed.
She is survived by her son: William “Randy” (Jean) Wolfe, daughter: Nancy Eliz. (Norm) Cottrell, three grandchildren: Eliz. Clifford, Samotha (Jonny) Wilson, Randolph “Randy” (Allison) Jr. Wolfe, and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband: William “Sib” Wolfe and one grandchild: Robert Wolfe.
The funeral service was Monday, March 14,2011 at Love Funeral Home with burial in Galena Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Galena Cemetery fund for maintenance, 5500 Smith Rd. Floyds Knobs, IN 47119.


JEFFREY ALAN KNIGHT, 48, Salem, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Louisville.
He was born April 27, 1962 and was the son of Jerry W. Knight and Nancy L. (Sill) Knight.
He served in the Armed Forces in the U.S. Army for over 10 years and was a 1980 graduate of Salem High School.
He is survived by his mother and step-father: Nancy L. (Dennis) Armand, father: Jerry W. Knight Sr., brother: Joey (Wanda) Scott and his companion: Jennie Fox, all of Salem.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry W. Knight Jr.
The funeral service was held Monday, March 14,2011 at the Dawalt Funeral Home with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery with full military honors. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 4567 Progress Drive Columbus, IN 47202 or the Salem American Legion Cecil Grimes Post #41, 209 South Main Street Salem, IN 47167.


MARCELLA WRIGHT HAM, 67, formerly of Charlestown, died Thursday, March 10, 2011 in San Antonio, Tx.
She is survived by her daughter: Doris Chavez, grandchildren: Antonio, Daniel, and Rosanna Chavez, all of San Antonio, sisters: Mary Ann Thompson, Charlestown, and Harriet Keeling, Shelbyville Ky.
The funeral and burial were in San Antonio with Hillcrest Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


APRIL N. SMITH, 35 of Charlestown died Sunday March 13, 2011 at St. Catherine Hospital in Charlestown.
She was born on September 15, 1975 in Madison, the daughter of Terrell and Barbara Bowyer Kemp. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse and a member of the Pleasant Ridge 1st Church of God in Charlestown.
Survivors include her husband Mark Smith; son, Mitchel Smith, Charlestown; father and mother, Terrell and Barbara Bowyer Kemp, New Washington; brother, Chris Kemp, New Washington; aunts and uncles; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Grayson Funeral Home, New Washington with burial in Hibernia Cemetery. Visitation will be from Noon until time service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to April Smith Memorial Fund in care of New Washington State Bank.


DR. DAVID BERRY WATERFILl, son of Dan and Ruthann, passed away in his home in Visalia, California on March 9, 2011.
He graduated from Madison Consolidated High School, Madison, in 1972. He attended Butler University in Indianapolis, on a dual athletic and academic scholarship, where he graduated with honors in 1976. He was a member of Butler's track and cross country teams, lettering in both sports for four years. His time for the six mile run is still a University record. He attended the University of Louisville Medical School where he specialized in pediatric medicine and graduated in 1980.
He began his practice in Jeffersonville, and continued there until 1998 when he moved to Visalia, California. He worked for the Keweah Delta Health Care District in Visalia until his retirement in 2010 due to ill health. He was a strong Christian. He helped develop and led several Bible study groups. He actively researched various regions and tribes of people mentioned in the Bible.
He is survived by his parents Dan and Ruthann, his two brothers and sister-in-law, Timothy Waterfill, Mark Waterfill, and Melissa Waterfill, and his nephews and niece, Nicholas, Lucas, Nathaniel, and Abigail.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday March 16 from 2- 8 p.m. and Thursday March 17 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, and after 1 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Funeral services will be held at Bethlehem Community Church, Bethlehem, on Thursday March 17 at 2 p.m. with burial to follow at the Bethlehem Cemetery.
Expression of sympathy may be made to Bethlehem Community Church in care of Sandy Hutsell, 306 Camp Creek Rd., New Washington, IN 47162 or Bethlehem Cemetery Association in care of Nancy Reynolds, 12213 Charlestown-New Market Rd., Marysville, IN. 47141 .


IVAN FAWBUSH, 81 of Columbus, died Friday, March 11, 2011 at his home.
He was born in Little York on July 03, 1929 the son of the late Ralph and Thelma Payne Fawbush. He married the love of his life, Peg Floyd on May 26, 1951 in Austin. She survives. He was a draftsman at Cummins Engine Company where he retired after 35 ½ years. He was a member of the Newbern United Methodist Church.
Along with his wife, Peg of over 59 years, he is also survived by a son, Steve (Sharon) Fawbush of Columbus; a daughter, Robin (Michael) Gauthey of Bloomington; two granddaughters, Megan Fawbush of Atlanta, and Jessie Bowman of Bloomfield, and a great-granddaughter, Ellie Bowman of Bloomfield.
Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by a grandson, Dillon Gauthey and two brothers, Mark and Larry Fawbush.
The funeral service was Tuesday, March 16 at the Myers-Reed Chapel at 3729-25th St., Columbus, IN. 47203 with the Rev. Morris Hannah officiating. Cremation followed the service at The Columbus Crematory.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Newbern United Methodist Church, Hospice of South Central Indiana or to Just Friends Adult Day Service.


HEIDI MILEY, 76, a resident of the Lutheran Community Home in Seymour and formerly of rural Crothersville, died Monday, March 14, 2011.
She graduated from Mt. Olympus High School in 1955 and worked at H.O. Canfield and retired from the former U.S. Shoe Corp. in the heel dept. in 1996. She was of Lutheran faith and a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Austin, Indiana, Crothersville Senior Citizens, and Lutheran Thrivent. Born in Tengelic, Hungary, she was the daughter of Michael & Heidi (Pinter) Sterczer. She married Jack Miley in Patoka, on December 21, 1957; he preceded her in death 1988.
Survivors include a daughter & son-in-law, Donna (Randy) Butler of Seymour, a son, Jeffery Miley of Medora, four grandchildren, Cory and Cameron Butler of Seymour, Heidi & Bailey Miley of Medora one sister Elizabeth (Joe) Thompson of Francisco, Ind.
A brother, Michael Sterczer, also preceded her in death.
Reverend Scott A Kozisek will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2011at Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery.
Friends may visit the family after 9 a.m. on Wednesday at Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given in memory of Heidi to Bethel Lutheran Church, Lutheran Community Home, Schneck Hospice and Crothersville Senior Citizens c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 East Howard Street, Crothersville, IN 47229.


MARY MARGARET CARTER, 89, of Commiskey, died Sunday, March 13, 2011 at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus, Indiana.
She was born on November 19, 1921 in Index, Ky. the daughter of Jerry and Etta Elam Cooper. She married Jesse Carter on March 8, 1941 in Commiskey. He preceded her in death on September 27, 1957. She was a homemaker who loved to cook and enjoying teaching cooking to anyone who was willing to learn.
Survivors include her three sons, Greg Carter and his wife Carla of Commiskey, Charles Carter and his wife Nancy of Crothersville, and Duane Carter and his wife LeEtta of Reddington, Ind.; one daughter, Sheila McIntosh and her husband Roger of Deputy; one brother Bill Cooper of Connersville; 10 grandchildren, Timmy Carter of Austin, Tammy Killey and her husband Todd, Sara Eisenhower and her husband Erroll , Staci Peters and her husband Jeremy and Christy Nolan and her husband Brad all of Crothersville, Kevin Carter and his wife Amanda of Seymour; Jessica Carter and her husband Brad of Commiskey, Amanda Kintner and her husband Derek of North Vernon, Jason Carter of Clearwater, Florida and Jennifer Tidd and her husband Ryan of Charleston, South Carolina; sixteen great-grandchildren, Shane Carter, Brock and Isabella Kintner all of North Vernon, Shawn and Seth Carter both of Deputy, Linsey and Logan Carter both of Seymour, Madison Eisenhower, Alli, Nikki and Hunter Nolan, Tyler, Trevor and Nate Peters all of Crothersville, Kayli and Claire Carter both of Commiskey; three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, Jerry and Charlie Cooper and two sisters, Nell Aikman and Vickie Commer.
Funeral Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home with the Rev. Damon Marling officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made through the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home to Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.


NANCY DARLENE HARTMAN, 62, died Saturday March 12, 2011 at University of Louisville Hospital.
She was born on November 25, 1948 in Jeffersonville, to Russell E. and Mary Ellen Shepard Hartman who preceded her in death. She was a former factory worker and attended Otisco United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her sister Shirley Rush and husband Ernie of Otisco, brothers; Stanley Hartman and wife Helen Sue of Otisco, Rickey Hartman and wife Gloria of Marysville, and Rad Colvin of Utica, aunt, Dollie Bullock of Georgetown, Ky. and uncle Bob Shepard of Otisco, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday March 16, 2011 at Grayson Charlestown Funeral Home with burial in Otisco Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday after 9 a.m.


ERIC SCOTT GIBSON, 31, of Seymour died Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
He was born in Scottsburg, on December 6, 1979.
Survivors include his father Jacky Darrel Gibson of Seymour; his mother, Diana Smith of New Albany; sisters, Jennifer Gibson of New Albany, Brittany Gibson of Seymour; step brother, James Daniel Bailey of Scottsburg; his grandmother, Geneva Gibson of Seymour and his grandfather, Bill Campbell of Commisky.
Funeral service was Tuesday, March 15, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin, with Rev. Don Watts officiating.
Burial followed at Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin, IN.
Family request donations to to the family in care of Buchanan Funeral Home.


LAWRENCE E. “LARRY” MARTIN, 67, died Friday, March 11, 2011.
He was a proud veteran of the U. S. Army who served in the 101st Airborne in Vietnam. He was born on December 28, 1943 in Elizabeth, to the late William C. and Altha Mae (Langsdon) Martin. Larry was also preceded in death by his siblings, George and Homer Martin and Alma Pease.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Judy E. (Garland) Martin; children, Scott Martin and his wife, Veronica, of Vancouver, Washington, Barry Martin and his wife, Nancy, of New Albany, Marilyn Meadows of New Albany, Rehonna Davis and her husband, Eddie, of Elizabeth; brother, Frederick Martin of Alton, Indiana, sisters, Edna M. Bullington of Jeffersonville, Wilma Brown of Elizabeth, Jane Nichols of New Albany; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
The family chose cremation.
A memorial graveside service was Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.


ROBERT A. “TUFF” FRANKLIN, 67, passed away at his residence Friday March 11, 2011.
He was born on May 21, 1964 in Jeffersonville, IN the son of James Herman and Mary Frances Baird Franklin who preceded in him death. Tuff was an operator for Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc. a member of New Washington Masonic Lodge #167 and a retired volunteer fireman for the New Washington Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors include his daughter, Alexa Franklin, Charlestown; sisters, Pat Stricker, Bonnie Perkins and Kathy Jones all of Marysville and Peggy Hostettler, Franklin, Tenn.; brothers, James “Bub” and Dave Franklin both of Charlestown, Ed Franklin, Marysville; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Monday March 14, 2011 at the Grayson Funeral Home New Washington, with burial in the Crown Hill Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Alexa Franklin Education Fund at New Washington State Bank 402 East Main Street New Washington, IN 47162.




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