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Obituaries April 13, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 April 2011 00:00

CHARLOTTE P. (WILLIAN) MILLER, 81
HAROLD L. BREWER, 88
HAZEL M. FORD, 98
JOHN JACOB REIFF, SR., 57
OPAL CHASTAIN, 87
RUBY TERRY COX, 71
STEPHEN ANTHONY ANDRES, 59
AMANDA JANE MCCLURE, 32
TYREE "RUSTY" CAMPBELL, 51
DEBRA M. CRAWFORD, 55
JANET CAROL FAULKNER, 55
R. EUGENE NUCKLES, 90
IRA H. HUNT, 76
JOHN DEWEY MATTINGLY, 57
RUSSELL LEO MEEK, 92
ORLAN LOUIS LOPP, 70
LEOLA OSTER, 96
ROBERT CANNON, 86

 

CHARLOTTE P. (WILLIAN) MILLER, 81, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011. She was a member of the American Legion Bonnie Sloan Post 28 and lifetime member of VFW Hobart Beach Post 3281 Auxiliaries. She born on September 28, 1929 in Bradford, to the late Harry and Georgia (Martin) Willian. She is also preceded in death by her sisters, Mayola Evans and Norma Jean Miller. She is survived by her husband, James L. Miller; son, H. Kevin Miller (Erin) of Floyds Knobs; grandchildren, Chance, Lily, and Riley Miller.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2011 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany).
Her Funeral Service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2011 in the Paul F. Kraft, Sr. Memorial Chapel at the funeral home with burial to follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Greenville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hosparus – the Hospice Community of Southern Indiana or the Kosair Children’s Hospital.

 


HAROLD L. BREWER, 88, Salem, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at The Waters of Salem.
He was born Jan. 6, 1923, in Campbellsburg, the son of George and Maude Brown Brewer. He was a retired brick mason and architect for Everett R. Brown Construction in Indianapolis. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church and was a World War II Navy veteran.
He is survived by a daughter, Margaret Mathews of New Port, Mich., two grandsons, Robert Pittman of Campbellsburg and John Pittman of Salem, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Bennett Brewer; a brother, Paul Brewer; and his parents.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem.
Burial will follow in Hop Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.


HAZEL M. FORD, 98, Salem, died Monday, April 4, 2011 at 7:22 p.m. at the Meadow View Health Care Center.
She was born April 22, 1912 in Lagrange, Ky, she was the daughter of the late Addison and Susan E. Batts Bennett. She was a homemaker, a member of the Canton Christian Church and had been a resident of Washington County since 1948, formerly of Oldham County, Ky. On Feb. 1, 1933, she married Leslie B. Ford, who preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 1986.
Survivors include two sons, Glen (Bonnie) Ford, Seymour, and Leon (Beverly) Ford, Pekin. She is also survived by three granddaughters, nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Maxine Ford, and one sister.
The funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Friday at Dawalt Funeral Home. Bro. Paul Martin and Pastor Jon Weiner will officiate.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday.
Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.
Memorial contributions may be made to Canton Christian Church, 1352 North Canton Road South, Salem, Indiana 47167.


JOHN JACOB REIFF, SR., 57, Salem died Sunday, April 3, 2011 at his residence.
He was the former owner of the old Salem Electronics. He had been a resident of Salem for the past 30 years and was formerly of Louisville. He was born March 21, 1954 in Louisville, the son of the late William F. Reiff, Sr. and Thelma Jean Hopkins Reiff. In 1978, he married Myrtle Truax Reiff, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Stephanie L. (Josh) Cheatham, Columbia, Ky.; two sons, Billy Reiff II, Dupont, and John J. Reiff Jr., Lagrange, Ky.; one stepson, Andrew Hawkins, Greensburg, Ky.; one sister, Linda Leist, Sellersburg; and one brother, Warren (Carolyn) Reiff, Clarksville. He is also survived by four grandchildren, and one step-granddaughter.
Cremation was chosen. There will be no service or visitation.
Dawalt Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


OPAL CHASTAIN, 87, Salem died Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at Methodist Hospital at Indianapolis.
She was born August 20, 1923 in Salem, the daughter of the late Melvin and Allie (McPherson) Boling. She was an employee of the old Farmers Citizens Bank in Salem for 23 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Salem, a volunteer for the Wednesday night community dinners, an avid bowler and had been a life resident of Washington County. On May 23, 1941, she married Lester Chastain, who preceded her in death on January 7, 2011.
Survivors include one daughter, Kathie (Chuck) Ratts, Trafalgar; one sister, Alberta Kirk, Addyston, Ohio; one niece, Janie Marquand, Salem. She is also survived by two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Michael Chastain; one brother, Dale Boling; and one sister, Violet Mull.
The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Dawalt Funeral Home. Rev. Stephen Fisher will officiate.
Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday.
Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church of Salem Building Fund, c/o Tammy Worley, 305 East Walnut Street, Salem, Indiana 47167.


RUBY TERRY COX, 71, of Louisville, formerly of Scottsburg, died Sunday April 3, 2011 at University Of Louisville Hospital.
She was born on May 29, 1939 in Breathitt County, Ky., the daughter of the late Kelly  and Beulah  (Coomer) Terry.   She was a former home health aide for  Scott County Home Health Agency through the Scott County Health Department and a member of the First Southern Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Cecil Heatley and Zerel Cox and three brothers, Forest, Bud & Beech Terry.
Survivors include two sons, Dennis (Femmy) Thomas and Rick Thomas of Scottsburg;  two daughters, Gloria A. (Terry) Zollman of Scottsburg and Lisa G. Heatley of Louisville;  a sister, Janet Caudill of Retreat;  two brothers, Carl and Don Terry both of Scottsburg; five grandchildren, April Stutsman, Jeremy Berry, Lindsey DePriest, Devin & Avery Thomas and two great-grandchildren, Hannah & Ava Stutsman and a friend who cared for her, Ricky Basham of Louisville.
Cremation was chosen.
Memorial Services were Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Collins Funeral Home.


STEPHEN ANTHONY ANDRES, 59, died Thursday, April 7, 2011.
He was a life-long member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church. He spent 50 years of his life in the loving care of his parents and shaped the lives forever of his beloved brothers, sisters, their spouses and extended family.  His last nine years were spent with the kind caregivers of ResCare and Rauch.
He is survived by his parents, Paul and Helen (Engle) Andres of Floyds Knobs, brothers Ron (Cindy), John (Janis), Mike (Denice), David (Jan) and Chuck (Sarah) and sisters Rosie Donner (Allen), Kathy Martin (Jim) and Donna Swartz (Vic) along with 19 nieces and nephews,14 great-nieces and great-nephews, and numerous loving members of the Andres and Engle families.
He was preceded in death by his godparents, Melvin Engle and Virginia Kersten, as well as grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
His Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, April 11, 2011 at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church in Floyds Knobs. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) handled the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Junior and Senior High School-Learning Support Program, Rauch Industries, or WHAS Crusade for Children.


AMANDA JANE MCCLURE, 32, of Austin, died Thursday, April 7, 2011 in Austin.
She was born in Breathitt County, KY on September 20, 1978.
Survivors include her father, Bucky Watkins Jr. of Scottsburg; her mother, Lisa Noble of Jackson, Ky.; sisters, Amy Lamb of Austin;, Stephanie Watkins of Scottsburg and a brother: Joshua Spicer of Scottsburg.
She was preceded in death by her son, Ethan Douglas Morris.
Graveside Service were Monday, April 11, at Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Austin. Rev. Kenneth Hollan officiated. Burial followed at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin.
Buchanan Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


TYREE "RUSTY" CAMPBELL, 51, Austin, died Monday, April 4, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
He was born March 7, 1960 in Hazard, Kentucky, the son of Paul Campbell & Mary Thornton Campbell. He was inducted into the Indiana National Guard and had served for eight years until he was honorably discharged. He had last worked as the home arrest officer for the Scott County Sheriff's Department. He had previously worked for ten years at the Henryville Correctional Facility as a sergeant and for Seymour Tubing as a supervisor for six years. He was of the Pentecostal faith.
He is survived by his wife Debbie Campbell of Austin; one son, Paul Campbell of Austin; three step-sons, Dennis Smith of Austin, Chris Smith of Austin, Brandon Smith of Austin; three brothers: Eddie Campbell of Austin, Vernon Campbell & his wife, Jeanie of Lebanon Junction, Ky., Eli Campbell & his wife, Melanie of Crothersville; his grandchildren: Alisha, Alexis, Christopher, Matthew & Joshua Smith and six uncles and aunts.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were Saturday, April 9, 2011, at the Trinity House of God Church. Brother Kenneth Hollen & Brother Earl Estepp officiated. Interment followed at Spurgeon Cemetery near Austin.
The family requests memorials in memory of Tyree to the Tyree Rusty Campbell Memorial Fund.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre 325 Demaree Drive Madison handled the arrangements.


DEBRA M. CRAWFORD, 55, Campbellsburg died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospital in Salem.
She was Born February 6, 1956 in Lawrence County, Indiana, the daughter of Robert Harold and Betty Edith DeVore Murray. She was a member of Huron Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Crawford, on December 22, 1998; a sister, Diana Dale Sanchez; and her parents.
She is survived by a son, James Dean Crawford of Bedford; two daughters, Cheryl Baker and Betty Hardwick, both of Campbellsburg; a sister, Sherry Howell of Shoals; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Weathers Funeral Home. Cremation will follow.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. until time of service.


JANET CAROL FAULKNER, 55, of Salem died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at her home.
She was a homemaker and ran a day care from her home for several years. She was born February 2, 1956 in Louisville, the daughter of Daniel and Shirley Sweeney Faulkner.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Goode. She then married Leonard Brooks, and he also preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her father, Daniel Faulkner, and two brothers, Daniel Faulkner and Paul Faulkner.
She is survived by her companion, Glenn Mitchell of Salem; two sons, Stacy Goode and Scott Brooks, both of Salem; a daughter, Stephanie Cissell of Salem; her mother, Shirley Faulkner of Salem; three brothers, David Faulkner of Salem, Timothy Faulkner of Fredericksburg and Jospeh McDonough of Louisville; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed at Otisco Cemetery.


R. EUGENE NUCKLES, 90, Martinsville, died Saturday, April 9 at Grandview Health and Rehab in Martinsville.
He was born July 2, 1920 in Washington County, the son of Ernest and Edith Pennington Nuckles. He married Leona Mildred Purkhiser Nuckles on August 30, 1941. She preceded him in death on Jan. 25, 1998. He was a retired employee of the Monon Railroad. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the VFW and American Legion. He was a baptist and captain of the 1937 Salem High School basketball team that went to semi-state.
He is survived by his son, Michael Nuckles and his wife Janet of Martinsville; grandchildren, Jennifer Nuckles Stafford (Kirk) and David Nuckles (Shannon Adams) and a great-grandson, Ian Nuckles. He is also survived by a sister, Betty Holstine (Wib) of Salem.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Agnes Colglaizer and Bonnie Crockett.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Weathers Funeral Home with Bob Holler officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of service.


IRA H. HUNT, 76, Salem, died Sunday April 10, 2011 in Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He was an Air Force veteran of 13 years. He retired from GKN after 29 years of service and was a member of Mt. Tabor Christian Church. He was born on January 4, 1935, the son of the late Warner Franklin Hunt and Rosa Elizabeth Short Hunt. On January 29, 1966 he married Ramona June (Pennington) Hunt, who preceded him in death.
Survivors include two sons, Todd Hunt of Salem and Ronnie Pennington of Salem; one daughter, Mona Leonard of Salem; one sister, Louise Padgett of Frankfort; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two sons, seven brothers and four sisters.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem. Van Vuyovich will officiate.
Viewing will be after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery.


JOHN DEWEY MATTINGLY, 57, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital.
He was born on April 19, 1953 to Edward L. and Jeanetta Jones Mattingly in Jeffersonville. He also worked as a mechanic.
Survivors include his wife; Sharon Banet Mattingly of Charlestown; sons; J.T. Cox (Kristin) of Charlestown, Randy Mattingly (Amanda) of Henryville, and Robert Mattingly of Charlestown; daughters; Jo Lynn Grayson (Paul) of Charlestown, and Bobbie Mosley (Jimmy) of Sellersburg; brothers; Marvin Mattingly (Vanessa) of Memphis, and Deric Mattingly (Norma) of Jeffersonville; sisters; Gloria Burress of Clarksville, IN and Dolores Lawhorn (William) of Clarksville, IN; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m., and after 9 a.m. on Thursday.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Kosair’s Children’s Hospital or St. Judes.


RUSSELL LEO MEEK, 92, Frankfort, died April 9, 2011 at Clinton House Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born September 11, 1918 in Madison, to the late Floyd & Ethel (Carnine) Meek. He married M. Jeanette Winburn on August 4, 1940 in Scott County and she survives. He was a Canaan High School graduate. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in WWII. He was a carpenter then worked for Cummins Engine for 20 years, retiring in 1985. From 1963-1988 he served as a Pastor in various churches in Southern Indiana. He attended the Victory Chapel Church.
He is survived by his wife, M. Jeanette Meek of Frankfort; a daughter: Charlotte Baker of Indianapolis; two sons, James A. (Rachel) Meek of Frankfort and David L. Meek of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at the Victory Chapel Church in Frankfort. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 13th at the Austin Cemetery in Austin.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons International.
Buchanan Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


LEOLA OSTER, 96, Georgetown, died Friday, April 8, 2011 at Lincoln Hills Healthcare Center in New Albany.
She was born in New Albany on February 5, 1915 the daughter of Walter and Teresa Garrison Dellinger. She was a self-employed licensed cosmetologist and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Georgetown.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Ralph Oster.
She is survived by two sons- Donald V. Oster (June) of Georgetown and John R. Oster (Kay) of Marion, Ohio; one brother, Gerald Dellinger of Florida and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown on Friday at 1 p.m.. Rev. Roy McClain will officiate. Burial will be in Wolfe Cemetery in Georgetown.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home in Georgetown on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and after 10 a.m. on Friday.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made the Floyd County Relay for Life.


ORLAN LOUIS LOPP, 70, died at his home in Greenville, Sunday,  April 10, 2011.
He was born on April 9, 1941 in Floyd County, the son of Orlan Edmond and Della Sampson Lopp. He was a retired U.S. Navy Seabee and was a member of the First Capitol Christian Church in Corydon.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Mary Ann Parrott Lopp.
He is survived by his wife, Connie Duvall Lopp of Greenville; his children, Michael Shawn Lopp (Sandy) of Hedgesville, W.Va., Orlan Ray Lopp (Michael) of Riverside, Calif.; step-children, Randa S. Korte (John) of Pekin; Michael F. Brown (Pamela) of Palmyra; step-grandchildren, Renee Joseph, Christina Roberts, Alyssa Korte, Doug Young and Emily Korte; step great-grandchildren, Alex Roberts, Perigee and Cademon Joseph; six brothers, Paul, Wayne, Roger, Tony, Robert “Timmy” and James Lopp and three sisters, Patricia Barker, Faye Lally and Judy Summers.
Funeral services will be held at the Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown on Thursday at 10 a.m. Alan R. Rudolph will officiate.
Burial will be private at a later date.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home in Georgetown on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. and after 8 a.m. on Thursday.


ROBERT CANNON, 86, Versailles, died Thursday, April 7, 2011 at the Palms of Sebring Assisted Living Center in Sebring, Fla.
He was born near North Vernon on October 11, 1924 the son of Oliver and Clara Cunningham Cannon. He was married to Mary Alice Updike on July 14, 1943 and she preceded him in death on December 21, 2004. He was a 1942 graduate of North Vernon High School. He served three years with the Coast Guard during WWII as a radio operator aboard an LST that was first to land troops and supplies on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. After the war Bob attended the Valparaiso Technical Institute and was employed with the Indiana State Police Communications Division for 38 years in Indianapolis, Seymour, and Versailles retiring in 1986. He helped organize the first PTA at Versailles and was district director for the Indiana Congress of Parents and Teachers. He also taught electronics at the Southeastern Career Center and assisted with construction and testing of WRBI radio in Batesville and served as their chief operator. He was licensed by the FCC as a First Class Radiotelephone operator, a Second Class radiotelegraph operator, and a Amateur Radio Operator (Ham) and was a member of the Ripley County Repeaters Association.
Survivors include one daughter Jeanie (Charles) Benham of Memphis; grandchildren Dusty Benham of Memphis and Michelle Cannon of Indianapolis.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, his son Michael, sisters Lillian Stearns and Betty Johnston, and his brother Loring “Bud” Cannon.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 14th at 11 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. John Scudder officiating.
Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of services.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.




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