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Obituaries July 6, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 July 2011 00:00

EVELYN F. JORDEN MCCREARY, 72
OTTIS STANLEY WRIGHT, 79
GARY “WOODSTOCK” RUTHERFORD, 62
GEORGE E. WILLIAMS, 86
JAMES BAKER, 56
LUCILLE BATT, 84
DAVID L. LUCAS, 68
MILLIE CARLISLE WOODS, 55
MILDRED PAULINE SHAW LOVINS, 88
MARIE CORNETT, 77
ROBERT L. WALTON, 80
WAYNE EMERSON SMITH, 84
SUSAN JUANITA LUCAS KISER, 81
KARISSA JOYCE HURST, 10
JAMES R. LINCKS
ANNETTE LANHAM, 76
ROBERT E. MARTIN, 63



EVELYN F. JORDEN MCCREARY, 72, Clarksville, died Saturday, June 25, 2011 at Wedgewood Healthcare Center in Clarksville.
She was born on June 3, 1939 in Louisville to Floyd and Mary Marcum Jorden. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughters: Lorna Mattingly of Clarksville and Teresa Bishop of Louisville; her sister: Judy Kays of Taylorsville, Ky.; her brother: Charles Jorden of Jeffersonville; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Lloyd McCreary; her son: Jeffery Floyd; her grandson: Chris Floyd; and her parents.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at E.M. Coots' Sons, Inc. Funeral Home in Jeffersonville. Burial followed at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Borden.
Visitation was held on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until services began.


OTTIS STANLEY WRIGHT, 79, Borden, died Thursday, June 23, 2011.
He was born on November 29, 1931 in Borden to Alva and Mattie Hisler Wright. He was a co-founder and operator of Wright Brothers Oliver Sales & Services in Borden, a member of of the Borden Church of Christ and a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his daughter: Myra Wright Powell; five nephews: Les, Boyd and Bruce Wright, all of Borden, Jerry Wright of Columbus and Bernie Gettelfinger of Palmyra; two nieces: Connie Dietrich of Otsico and Janice Carter of Borden; two sisters-in-law: Grace Martin and Maysel Wright, both of Borden; many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Lenora McKinley Wright; his brother: Marvin Wright; his sister: Audrey Gettelfinger; and his brother-in-laws: Randall Martin and Bernard Gettelfinger.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2011 at Borden Church of Christ. Burial followed at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Borden.
Visitation was held at the church on Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 3 p.m to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, June 26, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made out to the “Ottis S. Wright Memorial Scholarship Fund” through the Community (Wood/Carr) Foundation or to Borden Church of Christ.
Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


GARY “WOODSTOCK” RUTHERFORD, 62, Scottsburg, died Tuesday, June 28, 2011.
He was born on August 6, 1948 in Scottsburg to Martin and Jewell Shirley Rutherford. He had retired as an electrician with Cummins Engine in Columbus.
Survivors include his wife: Charlene Rutherford of Scottsburg; his sons: Gary M. Rutherford of Crothersville, Donald L. Rutherford of Columbus and Kevin S. Noble of Scottsburg; his daughter: Kelly R. Spellman of Scottsburg; 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter: Kristy Barger.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Leota.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until the time of services on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made out to Pancreatic Research in care of Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N 1st St., Scottsburg, IN 47170.


JENNIFER L. HEIL, 32, died Monday, June 27, 2011.
She was born on February 26, 1979 to Jack and Robin Neal Arnold in Detroit, MI. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant. She was a great mom and wife.
Survivors include her husband; Glenn Heil; sons; Cory Heil of Charlestown, and Austin Heil of Clarksville; daughter; Cheyenne Heil of Clarksville; parents; Jack & Robin Arnold of Clarksville; brothers; Jason Arnold of Sellersburg, Travis Arnold of Clarksville, and Jordan Arnold of Clarksville; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 1, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial at the Charlestown Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Friday after 10 am.


JAMES BAKER, 56, of Austin, Indiana, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at his residence.
He was born on September 23, 1954 in effersonville, the son of the late John L. Baker  and Virginia L. (Lucas) Vest.
He was a former mechanic for Blakeley's Garage in Scottsburg, and a member of the Austin First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy R. (Kendall)  Baker; two sons, Shawn L. Kendall of Austin, Indiana and Gary S. Kendall of Scottsburg;  four sisters, Virginia Wells of Salem, Sally McPeak of Austin, Mary Jo Stacy of Port Orange, Fla. and Peggy Cassano of Austin;  two brothers, Walter Baker of Salem and Clarence Vest, Jr. of Scottsburg; five grandchildren, Patience Abigail and Shawn Michael Kendall, Josh & Kimmie Noble & Megan Moore and one great-grandson, Douglas Moore, Jr.
A Graveside Service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Spurgeon Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.


LUCILLE BATT, 84, of Salem died Thursday, June 30, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospital of Salem.
She was a member of Salem (High Street) Church of Christ, a 4-H volunteer and former club leader. She was also a former 4-H fair board superintendent. She was Born November 26, 1926 in Orange County, she was the daughter of Earl Lewis and Notra McCoy Lewis.
She is survived by her husband, Earl Batt. They were married February 3, 1946.
She is also survived by four sons, Alva Joe Batt of Brookston, Ralph L. Batt and Glen R. Batt, both of Pekin, and Leslie E. Batt of Salem; a daughter, Shirley Batt of Salem; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Sunday, July 5, 2011 at Weathers Funeral Home, with Danny Jones officiating. Burial followed at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy be made to the American Cancer Society.


DAVID L. LUCAS, 68, of Pekin died Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 9:43 at the Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He retired in 2000 from the Ford Motor Company in Louisville. He served during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Air Force, had been a resident of Washington County for most of his life, formerly of New Albany, and was a 1961 graduate of New Albany High School. He was born May 11, 1943 in Louisville, Ky., the son David and Hettie Haynes Lucas.
Survivors include two sisters, Betty (Kent) Zemke and Nancy (Joseph) Eiler, New Albany; two nieces, Terri Snyder, New Albany, and Candice Grimstad, Norway; two nephews, Jeffery Eiler, New Albany, and Dustin Pennington, Floyds Knobs, and nine great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation was chosen, no services or visitation are scheduled.
Local arrangements were handled by Dawalt Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Red Cross, 1805 East 8th Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130.


MILLIE CARLISLE WOODS, 55, of Charlestown died Saturday July 2, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born on January 12, 1956 in Louisville, the daughter of Calvin L Carlisle, Sr and Annabelle Cissell Carlisle.
She is survived by her sons; Gary Woods of Otisco and Jeromy Woods of Charlestown, daughter; Tonya Isaac of New Albany, brothers; Jim Cissell of Clarksville, Calvin Carlisle, Jr and Virgil Carlisle both of Charlestown and Robert Carlisle of Sellersburg, sisters; Linda Bradfford and Jennifer Collins both of Marysville, and Ellen Keith and Joie Shields both of Charlestown, grandchildren; Cody, Cory, Christopher and Cassidy Isaac, Casey Jones , Kadie Coyne and Garrett Woods.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Grayson Funeral Home.
Visitation will be after 9 a.m. on Wednesday.


MILDRED PAULINE SHAW LOVINS, 88, of Henryville died Sunday July 3 at Maple Manor Christian Home in Sellersburg.
She was born on March 9, 1923 in Willowshade, Ky. The daughter of William Jacob Filmore and Olevia Maxey Shaw. She was a homemaker and a member of the Beaumont Methodist Church in Beaumont, Ky.
She was preceded in death by her husband Freddie Roscran Lovins; brothers Edward Osborne Shaw, Ralph Shaw, and Dewey Ray Shaw; sisters Nellie Grace Shaw Franklin Foster, Leone Shaw Bailey, and Ora Alyene Shaw Hall.
Survivors include her sons; Freddie Ray Lovins (Dottie) of Sellersburg, Billy Morton Lovins (Karen) and Michael Lee Lovins both of Henryville, a daughter Rachel Louise Lovins (Ralph) of Henryville, brothers; Ira Wilbourn Shaw of Charlestown, Lewis Ferrell Shaw (Kathleen) of Clearfield, UT, and Melvin Howard Shaw (Phyllis) of Marysville; a sister Helen Lucille Shaw Stamper of Palmer, AK, grandchildren Kerri Michelle Lovins Baxter (Dale), Aaron Scott Reed, Michael Wayne Reed (Vicki), Brian Lee Lovins (April), Shelly Rae Lovins Jones (Jamie), Travis Lane Lovins (Becky), Michael Fredrick Lovins (Stephanie), and Willie Clayton Lovins; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be on Thursday July 7 at 10 a.m. at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial to follow at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 from 2-8 p.m. and again on Thursday beginning at 9 a.m.


MARIE CORNETT, 77, of Austin, died Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
She was born in Hindman, Ky. on March 9, 1934, the daughter of the late Monroe and May (Madden) Fields. She was of the Old Regular Baptist Faith. She retired from Smith Cabinet Factory in Salem.
Survivors include her husband of John Cornett of Austin, whom she married May 28, 1951; daughters, Linda (Ron) Hall of Crothersville, Ann (Galen) Turner of Austin; sons, Danny (Angie) Cornett of Seymour, John C. (Jennifer) Cornett of Austin. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, James H. Fields and a sister, Mildred Jent.
Funeral Service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin.
Visitation will be Wednesday after 10 a.m. at Buchanan Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin.


ROBERT L. WALTON, 80, Pekin, died Monday, July 4, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 4, 1930 in New Albany, the son of Arnie and Wiola Quibberman Walton. He was retired superintendent for the Washington County Highway Department. He was a member of the Pekin Church of Christ, Indiana National Guard, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy June King Walton; a son, David A. Walton, Sellersburg; a step-son, Rick Brown of Indianapolis; four daughters, Cindy Jorgenson of Chicago, Ardith Hoke of Vero Beach, Fla., Roberta Newlon of Pekin and Brenda Lemons of Henryville, a step-daughter, Diana Huibbard of Salem; a brother, David Walton of Pekin; a sister, Virginia Hogan of Pekin and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, July 7, 2011 at Weathers Funeral Hime. Burial will follow in Martinsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 6, 2011 from 4-8 p.m. and from 8 a.m. until time of service Thursday.


WAYNE EMERSON SMITH, 84, Hanover, died Saturday, July 2, 2011 at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.
He was born Jan. 8, 1927 in Streator, Ill., the son of Presley Pepper and Florence Margaret Porter Smith. He was a World War II veteran and received the victory medal after being honorably discharged on Jan. 10, 1946. He then served in the reserves with a tour in China. He owned and operated S & T Hardware Store and the Kent Feed Mill. He also owned and operated Wayne E. Smith Realty in Madison. He retired from the insurance business in 1993. He served on the Hanover Town Board for several years and was an active member of the Hanover United Presbyterian Church.He was an active member in River Town Music Men, Hanover Masonic Lodge, No. 652 F & A.M. and was a past member of the lodge.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandchildren, Kerry Ann Hoskins, Anna Katherine Hoskins and Kyle Lynn Boldery and a great-grandchild, Hunter Ray Scully.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 63 years, Phyllis Marie Wehner Smith; four daughters, Sandra Shuck (Mike), Plainfield, Ill., Corliss Boldery (Shelby), Madison, Marilyn Scully (Ray), Deputy, Annette Hoskins (Rick) Madison; his son, Dennis Wayne Smith (Margie), Hanover; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and many other relatives.
Funeral services will be Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Hanover United Presbyterian Church in Hanover. Rev. Beth Walden Fisher, Rev. Katrine Pekich-Bundy will officiate. Interment will follow at Bayless Cemetery in Madison.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison and Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hanover United Presbyterian Church in


SUSAN JUANITA LUCAS KISER, 81, Madison, died Sunday, July 3, 2011 at her home.
She was born April 7, 1930, 2011 in Letcher County, Ky., the daughter of the late Millard and Pannie Goins Lucas.
She moved to Jefferson County in 1963 and was employed with Grote Industries for 23 years. She then began private housekeeping for many years. She was a member of the Solid Rock Community Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hobert Kiser, who died July 15, 2010; her daughter Patricia Van Kiser; a great-granddaughter Ashton Leigh Lawson; brothers Delmer Bennett and Walter Lucas; her sisters, Lillie Jude, Martha Phillips, Verne Hall and Frona Cook.
She is survived by three daughters, Brenda Wolf, Madison; Debbie Higgins (Joey) of Canaan, Shannon Hamilton (Kevin), Deputy; two sons, Kenneth R. Kiser of Madison and Keith Kiser (Rebecca), Madison; one brother, Millard Kiser of Whitesburg, Ky.; grandchildren, Jerry Joe, Susan Chris, Heather, Jacqui, Cody, Ethan and Daniel and eight great-grandchildren and well as several nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Services will be Friday, July 8, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. The Rev. Mile Shuler will officiate. Interment will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 7, 2011 from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
The family requests memorials to Solid Rock Community Church.


KARISSA JOYCE HURST, 10, Borden, died Saturday July 2, 2011 at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville.
She was a member of the First Christian Church of Borden. She was a Girl Scout at the Community Montessori Charter School and a member of the SIG's All-Star Cheerleaders.
Survivors include her parents, Rick L. Hurst and Lori A. (Johnson) Hurst of Borden; one brother, Kamden Hurst, one sister, Kaylee Hurst; paternal grandparents, Jim and Joan Dethy of Borden; maternal grandparents, Joe and Peggy Johnson of Freemont, Ind.; one aunt, Lisa (Steve) VanElla of Lake Havasu City, Ariz; one cousin Wyatt VanElla.
She was preceded in death by a paternal grandfather Ronald L. Hurst.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at First Christian Church of Borden.
Viewing will be from 11 a.m. until time of service.
Burial will follow at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Brother Joe Franklin will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Child Place Inc.
Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Love Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


JAMES R. LINCKS, Pekin, died Friday, July 1, 2011.
He was a native of London, Ky.
He is survived by his wife, Sharlene, a daughter, Kirstie Cortez; four brothers, William Lincks, Don Lincks, Ronald Lincks and David Lincks; three sisters, Daisy Pike, Nancy Schmidt and Pattie Zimmerman and two grandchildren.
Cremation was chosen. There were no funeral services and burial was in Palmyra Cemetery.
Love Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


ANNETTE LANHAM, 76, died Sunday, July 3, 2011, at Norton Health Care Pavilion in Louisville.
She was born Nov. 15, 1934, at Hardinsburg to Luther and Betty Reynolds. She retired from GKN in Salem.
Survivors include: a son, Stephen Lanham, Jeffersonville; a daughter, Lisa McCrady, Campbellsburg; two sisters, Connie Reichert, Louisville, and Della Milligan, New Albany; and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Steven Lanham, and a brother, Walter Reynolds.
Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2011 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with burial following in Hardinsburg Cemetery.


ROBERT E. MARTIN, 63, Georgetown, died Friday, July 1, 2011.
He was born Feb. 4, 1948, the son of the late William and Rebekah Martin.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Roy Martin.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Hendricks Martin; daughters, Robin Cooper, Charlotte Reese and Chanda Marlman and eight grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings, Crystal Lee, Joyce Glennon, Roy Davis, Judy Lock and Russell Osh.
Services were Monday, July 4, 2011 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Burial followed at Horner's Chapel Cemetery.




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