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Obiuaries June 22, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 June 2011 00:00

BEACHER  ALLEN, SR., 78
JOSEPH HENRY "JOE"  TURNER, 73
FRANK L. CERAMI, SR., 70
VIRGINIA C. “MAMA” SMITH, 82
CHARLES D. MAY, 73
MAXINE LEWIS, 70
GERALD E. STUTSMAN, 68
ALLEN DUANE RICE, 36
FORREST "GENE" SHOUSE, 49
JAMES CALVIN NANTZ, JR., 56
ROBIN DEE KENNEDY, 61
PHYLLIS PAULINE SHAW, 78
DIANNA LYNN CRAIG, 53
CECIL LAVON “BUCK” HACKETT, 68
LERITA FRANCES FRAZIER HUMPHREY, 89
ROBIN DEE KENNEDY, 61
DALE L. McCOSKEY, 78
BLONDE S. ANDREWS, 89
VIRGINIA C. “MAMA” SMITH, 82
THOMAS ORVILLE KENDALL, JR., 52
BENJAMIN EUGENE WEBB, SR., 53
LYDA M. (LOCKMAN) MCWHIRTER, 78
LULA PAULINE (FUSON) AYERS, 69
EFFIE JANE SANDLIN, 78
JAMES MICHAEL LEDFORD, 34
BETTY LOUISE HOTZ, 67
FELIX T. VENNE, 51
SARAH ROBERTA BRASWELL, 88
RICKY CHANDLER, 55
FAY MAY, 91
DANA LYNN SEACAT, 50
GERALD O. ROY, 68

 

BEACHER  ALLEN, SR., 78, of  Salem died Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in  New Albany.
He was born in Hyden, Ky. on August 5, 1932, the son of the late General and Orpha (Wooten) Allen. He was a member of Calvary Temple in  Austin, and a member of Assembly Chruch of God in Seymour. He worked in a coal mine as a young man.  He retired from Arvins in Seymour and Smith Cabinet Factory in Salem.
Survivors include his daughters, Linda Reynolds of Austin, Vada Kerstiens of Austin; sons, Daniel Allen of Jasper, Beacher Allen, Jr. of Campbellsburg, Glenn Allen of Pekin, Charles Allen of Selem, Darrell Allen of Salem, Mark Allen of Salem, David Allen of Salem; sisters, Martha Allen of Michigan, Sue Allen of Kentucky., Betty Allen of Maryland; brothers, Sherman Allen of North Vernon, Hyden Allen of Seymour, Herman Allen of Kentucky. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Allen, 2 Brothers and 4 Sisters.
Funeral services were Wednesday, June 15, at Buchanan Funeral Home. Rev. Alex McIntosh and Rev. Billie Jo Deaton and Ryan Watson officiated. Burial followed at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in  Austin.


JOSEPH HENRY "JOE"  TURNER, 73, of  Austin died Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital in  Jeffersonville.
He was born in Austin on December 23, 1937, the son of the late Estil and Sylvia (Mason) Turner. He was a member of Austin Christian Church in  Austin. He served in the Army Reserve. He retired from  Cummins in Columbus. He was a Member of the Jennings Twp. Conservation Club.
Survivors include his wife Kathleen  (Rider) Turner of Austin; daughter, Sherry Turner of Austin; son, Greg (Peggy) Turner of Austin; sister, Minta Powers of Spokan Wash.; brothers, Doug Turner of Scottsburg, Roy Edward "Eddie" Turner of Mooresville and Billy Turner of Lexington. He is also survived by granddaughter, Summer Squires.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Doug and sisters Gwen and Sondra.
Funeral services were Monday, June 13, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin. Rev. Dave Huey officiated. Burial followed at Spurgeon Cemetery in  Austin.


FRANK L. CERAMI, SR., 70, Scottsburg, died Saturday, June 11, 2011 in Scottsburg.
He was born on August 9, 1940 in Erie, Pa. to Joseph and Mary Cerami. He was retired from General Electric in Louisville and a member of the Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife: Mary Cerami of Scottsburg; his son: Frank L. Cerami of Illinois; his daughters: Sara and Rebecca Ryker of Scottsburg and Mary Cerami of Illinois; and 3 grandchildren.
A private burial took place.


VIRGINIA C. “MAMA” SMITH, 82, Scottsburg, died Thursday, June 9, 2011 in New Albany.
She was born on July 12, 1928 in Elkton, Ky. to Robert and Florence Simpson Cartwright. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughter: Jayne E. Cabirac (Elliot) of Scottsburg; her grandchildren: Johnna Brough and Michael Bell; and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother: Bob Cartwright, Jr.; and her sister: Jayne Groves.
A funeral service will be held at a later date, followed by a private burial.


CHARLES D. MAY, 73, of Otisco died Tuesday June 14, 2011 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital.
He was born on August 10, 1937 to Nunnie and Rose May in Salyersville, KY. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a long time employee of Superior Vault Company in Charlestown, a member of House of Refuge Ministries in Nabb and U. S. Navy Veteran.
Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years Janet Walters May; son Eddie May and his wife Stephanie, Marysville; daughters, Dianna Tucker and her husband Reggie, New Washington and Teresa Scarbrough and her husband Lewis, Charlestown; sisters, Ruth Romans, Charlestown, Dottie Roberts, Charlestown, Margie Wagner, Lexington, IN, Joyce Coy, Henryville and Lucy Fair, Marysville, WA; brother, Paul May, Jeffersonville; grandchildren, Charlie, Justin, A.J., Cody, Alyssa, James, Rachel, Ezekiel, Caiden and Dallas. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Phyllis Ann May.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2011 at Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.


MAXINE LEWIS, 70, of Crothersville, passed away at 9:26 PM on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at Columbus Regional Hospital.
She was a native of Lesley County, Ky. moving to Crothersville in June of 1970. She was born March 15, 1941 in Asher, Ky., the daughter of Fred Collett (step mother Etta Mae surviving in Lesley County, Ky.) Collett and Nora (Brock) Feltner who are both deceased. She worked at the former Panasote factory for twenty-five years and eight months then was employed by Holmes Industries retiring in 2001. She was a member of Broadway Pentecostal Church in Austin.
Survivors include her husband James “Jim” Lewis of Crothersville of 48 years, they were married August 23, 1963, three daughters and one son and their spouses, Debbie & Dan Wright of Crothersville, Teresa & Robbie Goens of Scottsburg, Glenn & Dawn Lewis of Crothersville, Tonya & Andrew Holm of Scottsburg, seven grandchildren, Brandon (Jackie) Wright of Scottsburg, Brandi (Mike) Angel of Crothersville, Nathan (Scarlet) Royalty of Crothersville, Brent Goens of Scottsburg, Craig Lewis of Crothersville, Dustin Lewis of Crothersville, Stationed at Ft. Drum, New York, Andrew “Drew” Holm of Austin, four great grandchildren, Caden Lewis of Crothersville, Presleigh Angel of Crothersville, Kylee Wright of Scottsburg, Linkin Royalty of Crothersville, one sister, Mildred (David) Johnson of Seymour, one brother Randy (Tina) Collett of Stinnett, Ky., one step brother, Dennis (Joan) Feltner of Essie, Ky., two step sisters, Barbara (Ronald) Doan of Berea, Ky., Donna Faye Morgan of Berea, Ky.
She was also preceded in death by a stepfather, Floyd Feltner, a granddaughter, Misti Leigh Wright, two brothers, Sill Collett and Pearl Collett, three sisters, Delora Collett, Jane Collett and Lillie Collett.
Funeral services will be conducted at Adams Funeral Home on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 11 a.m. with Johnny Bowling & Virgil Gibson officiating with burial to follow at Uniontown Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2011 and from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville.
Memorial donations may be given to Uniontown Cemetery or Parkinson’s Foundation c/o Adams Funeral Home 110 E Howard Street, Crothersville, IN 47229.


GERALD E. STUTSMAN, 68, of Columbus, won his three-year battle with Pancreatic Cancer Wednesday, 15 June 2011, at Hospice of South-Central Indiana.
He was born September 12, 1942 in Scottsburg, to Ellsworth “Buck” and Edith (Gibson) Stutsman. Upon his graduation from Scottsburg High School in 1960, he moved with his family to Columbus, where he began taking classes at the then-named Indiana Business College, graduating with an Associate’s Degree in 1961. On his 18th birthday in 1960, he went to work for the Reliance Electric Company on Seventh Street in Columbus; after 40 years of service, he retired from Reliance (then Rockwell Automation) in March 2001, as Supervisor of Renewal Parts. He was drafted on his 21st birthday and proudly served his Country for three years as a Supply Clerk in the Army at Fort Hood, Texas. During the late ‘60s and ‘70s.
He is survived by his mother Edith, of Columbus, four aunts, numerous cousins, his sister-in-law Evelyn, of Bedford, his wife Barbara, his mother-in-law Edith M. Miller and his son Scott, both of Scottsburg.
Services will be conducted in two stages, the first being a viewing from 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2011, at Myers–Reed Chapel, 3729 E. 25th St. in Columbus. – Secondly, a viewing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18, with Services at 1. They will take place at Collins Funeral Home, 465 W. McClain Ave. in Scottsburg. – He will be laid to rest in the Scottsburg City Cemetery immediately following the Service.
The family courteously asks that nothing (flowers, gifts, etc.) be sent to the funeral home in Columbus; rather, donations in his memory to Hospice of South-Central Indiana will gladly be accepted to help support that wonderful organization and facility. – Flowers and the like will most graciously be accepted at Collins in Scottsburg for the Services on Saturday.
Additionally, the family kindly asks that in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations in his memory be made to PANCAN, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.


ALLEN DUANE RICE, 36, Salem died Tuesday, June 14, 2011.
He was an employee of Fabri Form of Indiana located in Pekin. He attended Salem Agape Ministries and served in the Armed Forces as a Private 1st Class in the U.S. Army. He was born May 6, 1975 in Dallas, Texas, he was the son of Kenneth and Henryette Zabonik Rice.
On Dec. 1, 1995, he married Shelley Denise Shguit Rice, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, April Denise Rice and Breawna Danielle Rice, Salem; his mother, Henryette Clark, Kaufman, Texas; his father and stepmother: Kenneth (Vivian) Rice, Salem; a sister, Amanda Rice, Salem; four brothers, Clifton Rice, Kaufman, Texas; Mike Rice and John Rice, both of Salem, and J. J. Dry, Ft. Benning, Georgia.
The funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Dawalt Funeral Home, with Pastor Al Yoder officiating. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Washington County Relay for Life, c/o Cindy Hartsook, 1822 South State Road 135, Salem, Indiana 47167.


FORREST "GENE" SHOUSE, 49, Campbellsburg, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at St. Vincent Salem Hospital.
He was a member of Mt. Eden Christian Church, a U.S. Air Force veteran and was employed at M&S Plants. He was born July 17, 1961, in Clark County, the son of Thomas Victor Jr. "Sonny" and Patsy Stoner Shouse.
On April 24, 1982, he married the former Rhea Dawn Myers. She survives. Other survivors include, his mother of Scottsburg, a son, Thomas Brett Shouse, Campbellsburg; a daughter, Heather Marie Sons, Birmingham, Ala.; two brothers, Richard Shouse and Patrick Shouse, both of Scottsburg; a sister, Janice Shouse, Lexington Ind.; and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Friday and after 8 a.m. Saturday at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Hardinsburg Cemetery.


JAMES CALVIN NANTZ, JR., 56, of Pekin, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011.
He was a life resident of Washington County. He was born on December 7, 1954 in Salem, the son of the late James Calvin Nantz Sr. and Juanita Pearl (Neff) Nantz.
Survivors include his Brother Perry Nantz, Salem; a brother, Danny Nantz; sisters, Trudy Johnson, Salem, Linda Mick, West Virginia, Bonnie Gilstrap, Salem and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by: His Parents.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 17, 2011 at Dawalt Funeral Home Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Friday at Dawalt Funeral Home. Interment at Franklin Cemetery Salem.


ROBIN DEE KENNEDY, 61, of Pekin died Sunday June 13, 2011 at his residence.
He was a teacher and was of the Bahai World Faith. He was born on November 14, 1949, the son of the late Donald N. Kennedy and Betty Lou Werre Kennedy, who survives.
He married Pamela A. Kennedy on March 14, 1992. She also survives.
Other survivors include one son, Gustavo Kennedy; step-son, Torrey Love; daughter, Aline Kennedy; daughter-in-law, Tiffini Sobhani; brother, Cullen Kennedy; three sisters, Toni DeLong, Jenna Townsend and Tammy Thieneman and a grandchild Abilash Meethal.
A Bahai Graveside service was held on Monday at the Bunker Hill Cemetery.
Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


PHYLLIS PAULINE SHAW, 78, of Marysville died Thursday June 16, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born on July 6, 1932 in Holton, IN to Golden and Velma Opal Waters Grant. She was a member of the Old Salem United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Philip D. Shaw.
Survivors include her sons; Steven Shaw of Marysville, Roger and David Shaw of Charlestown and Ronald Shaw of Elizabeth, IN, daughters; June Lindenmayer and Sheila Floyd of Marysville, IN and Joanne Hatcher of Charlestown, brother; Wayne Hall of Versailles, IN, sisters; Gloria Kitley of Indianapolis, IN and Zuella McNew of Holton, IN, 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Sunday.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the American Cancer Society.


DIANNA LYNN CRAIG, 53, of Jeffersonville died Sunday June 12, 2011 at her residence.
She was born on December 9, 1957 in Alexandria, VA the daughter of Andrew and Mildred Craig. She was a Nursing Assistant and a member of Charlestown Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints enjoyed playing bingo, doing puzzles and was very proud of her children.
Survivors include her sons, Chris Craig, Jeffersonville, Justin May and Casey May both of Charlestown; grandchildren, Blake and Jackson. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Sandra Stewart.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 20, 2011 at Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown with burial in Owen Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon Monday until time of service.


CECIL LAVON “BUCK” HACKETT, 68, Madison, died Monday, June 13, 2011 at his home in Madison.
He was born on October 23, 1942 in Pendleton, Ky. to Cecil and Lillian Pardo Hackett. He retired as a saw operator for Armor Metal Group in 2008 and also owned and operated Hackett's Lawn Care for the past twenty years. He was a member of the Brooksburg Baptist Church and had attended Grace Baptist Church in Madison.
Survivors include his son: Cecil Todd Hackett of Madison; his daughter: Charla “Jodi” Porter of Madison; his friend and ex-wife: Charlotte Hackett of Madison; his grandsons: Wesley Todd Hackett, Justin Marsh and Jesse Porter; his step great-grandsons: Gavin and Landon; four sisters: Willianna Phillips of Columbus, Louise Ginn, Joyce Scott and Mary Carolyn Jones, all of Milton, Ky.; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 17, 2011 at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial followed in Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Ky.
Visitation was held at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2011 and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday.


LERITA FRANCES FRAZIER HUMPHREY, 89, Madison, died Sunday, June 12, 2011 at her home in Madison.
She was born January 9, 1922 in Kansas City, Mo. to Joseph Lorenzo and Alcy Crank Frazier. She had worked as a secretary for Hanover College, a substitute teacher for Shawe High School and the Madison Consolidated School System, and as a legal secretary for Bill Prime Law Office in Madison. She was also a member of the North Madison Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband: LeRoy A. Humphrey, Sr. of Madison; her daughters: Cheryl J. Ricketts of Lawn Park, Colo. and Sue Kuntz of Madison; her son: LeRoy Allen Humphrey, Jr. of Indianapolis; her brother: Joseph Frazier of Liberty, Mo.; her sisters: Laura Ellen Sears of Raytown, Mo., Esther Rickenbaugh of Blue Springs, Mo. and Joyce Elliott of Raytown, Mo.; her sister in law: Jean Humphrey of Madison; 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter: Carol Ann Grimes; her grandson: Jacob Kuntz; her sisters: Margaret Bolinger, Edith Bowman and Elizabeth Kella; her sister in law: Hildred Frazier; her brothers in law: Paul Sears, Roger Rickenbaugh, Russell Elliott and Robert S. Humphrey.
A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial followed in Dupont Cemetery.
Visitation was held at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre on Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
The family requests memorial contributions be made out to the Macular Degeneration, Alzheimer's Research or the Jefferson County Youth Shelter.


ROBIN DEE KENNEDY, 61, Pekin, died Sunday, June 13, 2011 at his residence.
He was born November 14, 1949 to Donald N. and Betty Lou Werre Kennedy. He was a teacher who taught internationally and was a member of the Baha'i World Faith.
He is survived by his mother; his wife: Pamela A. Kennedy; his son: Gustav Kennedy; his daughter: Aline Kennedy; his step-son: Torrey Love; his daughter in law: Tiffini Sobhani; his brother: Cullen Kennedy; three sisters: Toni DeLong, Jenna Townsend and Tammy Thieneman; and a grandchild: Abilash Meethal. He was preceded in death by his father.
A Baha'i graveside service was held on Monday, June 13, 2011 at the Bunker Hill Cemetery. Hugh-Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


DALE L. McCOSKEY, 78, Aztec, N.M., died Saturday, May 28, 2011 at his home.
He was born on December 11, 1932 in Salem. He owned McCoskey Brothers Auto Body with his brother Jay McCoskey for 20 years in Pasco, Wash. and taught Auto Body at San Juan University for 11 years until his medical retirement in 1997. He was a member of the Aztec Area Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife: Jean McCoskey; his son: Roger McCoskey; his daughters: Cindy Bowman of Prescott, Wash. and Sherry Blair; his foster son: Kevin Reed of Butte, Mont.; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2011 at the Aztec Area Church of Christ.
Memorial donations may be made out to the American Diabetes Association.


BLONDE S. ANDREWS, 89, Scottsburg, died Friday, June 10, 2011 in Salem.
He was born on December 19, 1921 in Hodgensville, Ky. to Jesse Miles and Hallie Bloyd Andrews. He was an electrician, a Navy veteran of WW II and a member of Austin Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife: Ruby Andrews of Scottsburg; his daughter: Barbara Andrews of Chicago, Ill.; his brothers: Hobson Andrews (Bea) of Scottsburg and John Andrews (Bernice) of Jeffersonville; his sisters: Irene Johnson of Scottsburg and Peggy Pougue of Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers and a sister.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation was held at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.


VIRGINIA C. “MAMA” SMITH, 82, Scottsburg, died on Thursday June 9, 2011 in New Albany.
She was born on July 12, 1928 in Elkton, Ky. to Robert and Florence Simpson Cartwright. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her daughter: Jayne E Cabirac (Elliott) of Scottsburg; her grandchildren: Johanna and Michael Bell; and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother: Bob Cartwright; and her sister: Jayne Groves.
A funeral service will be held at a later date, followed by a private burial service.


THOMAS ORVILLE KENDALL, JR., 52, Salem, died Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at his home.
He was born August 29, 1958 in Salem to Thomas Orville Kendall Sr. and Irma Mae Sisco Kendall. He was a retired truck driver with Buske Freight Lines in Leitchfield, Ind. and was a member of Westview Christian Church in Campbellsburg.
Survivors include his wife: Rebecca Collier Kendall; his son: Jason Kendall of Salem; his daughters: Kellie, Amy and Ashley Kendall, all of Salem; his sister: Anita K. Terrell of Loogootee, Ind.; his brother: Jerry Kendall; and one grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at Westview Christian Church. Burial will follow at Paoli Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Dawalt Funeral Home.


BENJAMIN EUGENE WEBB, SR., 53, of  Seymour, died Friday, June 17, 2011 at his residence.
He was born in Indianapolis on May 1, 1958, the son of the late Eugene Arthur and Lulia Irene (Sherman) Webb. He retired from  RSR Corporation.
Survivors include sons, Ben Webb, Jr of Seymour, Daniel Bailey of Memphis, Michael Bailey of Salem, Lance Webb of Oklahoma., Steven Bailey of Bloomington; a sister, Roberta Blake of Indianapolis. He is also survived by 6 Grandchildren.
There will be no Services.


LYDA M. (LOCKMAN) MCWHIRTER, 78, of Floyds Knobs, died Friday, June 17, 2011. She was a devout Christian and an over 65 year member of Heartland Nazarene Church in Floyds Knobs. She was born on August 8, 1932 to the late Kenneth and Edna (Davis) Lockman. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Mary Jean Pritchett.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Roger McWhirter; children, Cindi Williams and her husband, Dean, Ed Batman and his wife, Marcella, Kenny McWhirter and his wife, Rachel, Debbie Fortner and her husband, Gary, all of Floyds Knobs, Denise England and her husband, Jeff, of Marengo, Roger Johnson and his wife, Lori, of Phoenix, Ariz.; siblings, Norris Lockman and his wife, Wilma, of Cory, Cecil Lockman and Lelah Herman, both of Floyds Knobs; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at the Newcomer Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church.


LULA PAULINE (FUSON) AYERS, 69, of New Albany died Saturday, June 18, 2011. She was born on May 22, 1942 in Pekin, to the late Boyd and Marjorie E. (Atkins) Fuson.
She is also preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey DeWayne Ayers; brother, Edwin Fuson; and sister, Candy Fuson.
She is survived by her husband, Tommy Ayers; children, Tonda Wilhoite and her husband, Sam; Tommy Ayers, Brian Ayers, Chris Ayers, Paula Ayers, and Todd Ayers and his wife, Amanda; siblings, Boyd Fuson, Jr., Ruth Brumback, Ruby Mason, Rhonda Arnold, Roy Fuson, Troy Fuson, Timmy Fuson, and Tessie Moberly; seven grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Newcomer Funeral Home with burial to follow at Horner’s Chapel Cemetery outside of Palmyra.


EFFIE JANE SANDLIN, 78, died Saturday, June 18, 2011 at her home.
She was born in Louisville on November 28, 1932. She was a member of Portland Avenue Church of Christ in Louisville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Philmore Sandlin, a daughter Rebecca Davis-Balmer and a son Raymond A. Sandlin.
She is survived by three daughters, Sharon Cunningham (Bruce) of Utica, Cecilia Carter (Chris) and Phyllis Sandlin-Martinez (Daniel) both of Lanesville; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. Brother Alex Wilson officiated. Burial followed in Edwardsville Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to her church.


JAMES MICHAEL LEDFORD, 34, Sanford, Fla., formerly of Salem, died Monday, June 13, 2011 at Central Florida Regional Hospital following an accident.
He was born March 14, 1977 in Salem to James F. and Bernice Duncan Ledford.
He is survived by his mother and step-father: Bernice and Jerry Mims of Sanford, Fla.; his brothers: Wesley Adam Ledford of Salem, David Joshua Ledford of Brownstown and Kenny Mims of Florida; his sisters: Stephanie Abigail Ledford of Salem, Aleecea Naomi Ledford, Ashley Mims and Leslie Mims, all of Florida; his grandmother: Oma Duncan of Florida; and a special nephew: Austin Dean Ledford of Florida. He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Blue River Christian Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Weathers Funeral Home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.


BETTY LOUISE HOTZ, 67, Pekin, formerly of Loogootee, died Thursday, June 16, 2011 at her residence.
She was born on December 26, 1943 in Daviess County to William A. and Wilma Dillon Tomey. She was a homemaker and attended Mount Zion Wesleyan Church in Rutherford Township.
She is survived by her husband: Larry E. Hotz of Pekin; three daughters: Linda Hotz of Pekin, Brenda Lythgoe of Loogootee and Karen Hotz of Salem. Three grandchildren: Daniel Hotz, Tyler and Kendra Lythgoe; two sisters: Agnes Berry of Loogootee and Violet Ruckriegel of Jasper; and half-brother: Michael Fields of Loogootee. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister: Mary Berry; and a brother: Charles Tomey.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 20, 2011 at Mount Zion Wesleyan Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Visitation was held on Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of services.


FELIX T. VENNE, 51, Georgetown, died on Tuesday, June 14, 2011.
He was born on January 11, 1960 in New Albany to Theodore E. and Mary Bube Venne. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, trained and raced thoroughbred horses and worked on his farm.
He is survived by his parents; his siblings: Jane Venne, Ernest Venne, Sara Edwards, Tim Venne, Eva Andres and Mark Venne; six nieces and nephews and four great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister: Yvonne Fentress.
His funeral mass was held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 17, 2011 at St. Michael Catholic Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church in Bradford.


SARAH ROBERTA BRASWELL, 88, died Sunday, June 19, 2011 at the University of Louisville Hospital.
She was born on April 30, 1923 to Clyde Jeffey and Mary Pearl Logsdon Huff in Owensboro. She was a member of the Faith World Church in Charlestown. She was preceded in death by her husband; Doug Braswell, a son; Bobby Braswell, and son-in-law; Jack F. Aaron.
Survivors include her sons; Ronnie Braswell (Debbie) of Charlestown, and Tim Faulkner (D.J.) of Fredericksburg; daughters; Darlene Akemon (Bill) of Charlestown, and Diann True (Lewis) of Indianapolis; brother; Russell Huff of Connecticut; 19 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and a special friend; Sandra Denhard.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home, with burial in the Charlestown Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Faith World Youth Center or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


RICKY CHANDLER, 55, Austin, died Sunday, June 19, 2011 in Austin.
He was born on January 2, 1956 in Oneida, Ky. to Andy and Virdia Mae Davidson Chandler. He formerly worked in cemetery maintenance.
Survivors include his daughters: Dusty Kallembach of Austin and Sommer Johnson of Lexington, Ind.; his brothers: Larry, Squire and Billy Chandler; his sisters: Sis McQueen, Annette Robbins, Sarah Bookout and Sophie Terry; and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother: Kenneth Chandler.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at Scottsburg Cemtery. Burial will follow.
Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home was in charge of the local arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made out to Cerebral Palsy.


FAY MAY, 91, died Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Harrison County Hospital.
She was born Aug. 9, 1919 in Columbus, Ind. to the late Sanuel and Axie May. Most of her life she was a resident of rural Washington County.
Burial was June 20 at Horner's Chapel Cemetery.
A memorial service at Horner's Chapel will be held Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6 p.m. Pastor Toney McCutcheon will officiate. Those in attendance may show there expression of sympathy with a small floral arrangement to be placed on her resting place after the service.
Love Funeral Home in Palmyra handled the arrangements.


DANA LYNN SEACAT, 50, New Salisbury, died Sunday, June 19, 2011.
He was born March 13, 1961, the son of Henry and Virginia Seacat.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Rebecca Craig Seacat, two daughters, Mickey Page (Justin) and Ginny Smittey (Jeremy) and two grandchildren, Landon and Skylar Page. He is also survived by his mother, three brothers, Mike (Gemma) Seacat, Donald (Gail) Seacat and Vaughn Seacat as well as many other family and friends. He worked at Whayne Supply Company in Louisville and was a member of Central Barren United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Burial will follow in Central Barren Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society of the American Heart Association.


GERALD O. ROY, 68, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He was born in Georgetown on January 22, 1943 the son of Sylvan and Georgia Ollis Roy. He was a chemist for Cavalier Ink and was a member of Georgetown Christian Church in Georgetown.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Chesser Roy of Eckerty; two sons, Kenneth Roy of Eckerty, and Derrick Roy of New Salisbury; one daughter, Tera Lane (Kerry) of Lanesville; three grandchildren, Ethan and Micah Lane and Chelsea Roy.
Funeral services will be held at Georgetown Christian Church on Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Roebin Tyler will officiate. Burial will be in the Wolfe Cemetery.
Visitation will also be at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Bob Fogg, Larry Neff, Kerry, Ethan and Micah Lane.




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