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Obituaries August 31, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:00

PASTOR CHARLES WINDELL LEACH, 71
DAVID E. STACE, 86
THEODORE E. "TED" VENNE, 81
PETER J. COOPER, 51
JOHN GILLASPY, 85
GRACE I. (STUTSMAN) RODE, 92
GEORGE JOHN KRAKORA, 75
GLEN VANMETER NEWBY, 54
WILLIAM R. “W.R.” HALL, 52
ROWENA WITTEN GATHERIDGE, 92
MABEL E ELLIOTT, 98
DONALD PONDER, 73
MARVIN LEE MITCHELL, 76
JAMES E. KEMP, 81
JOHN EVERETT MAY, SR., 86
RICHARD "RICK" FLEENOR, 62
GEORGE LEE BUSSEY, SR., 66
JOHN K. “KENNY” DRURY, 74
JOHN K. “KENNY” DRURY, 74
ARTHUR BRYCE JOHNSON, 61
GLEN VANMETER NEWBY, 54
WILMA COLLEEN STARCHER, 86
WILLIAM “ BILL” GOBLE JR., 64
FRANK MAYS, JR., 87

PASTOR CHARLES WINDELL LEACH, 71, Milton, Ky., formerly of Madison, died Monday, August 22, 2011 at the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Jeffersonville.
He was born on June 24, 1940 in Trimble County, Ky. to the late James Cleston and Vera Etta Handlon Leach. He was employed with Reliance Electric Company in Madison for forty years and retired as a lab technician. He also served as the pastor at Fellowship Baptist in Milton, Lancaster Bible Baptist Temple in Lancaster, and most recently he served as the assistant pastor at Cornerstone Baptist Church near Hanover.
Survivors include his wife: Marcella Bray Leach of Milton; his sons: Lane (Kim) Leach of Marysville, Oh. and Kyle (Carla) Leach of Columbus; his son-in-law: Charles D. Rector of Milton; his grandchildren: Daniel Louis Rector, Patrina, Sabrina, Joshua and Connor Leach; his mother-in-law: Kathryn Bray of Trimble County; his great-grandchildren: Seairra Troyer, Kaleb Nelson and Skyler Leach; his sister: Valeda Rodgers of Bedford, Ky.; his half-brother: Mike (Linda) Leach of Hanover; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Coleman (Myrna) Jones of Milton and Tink (Madise) Sweazy of Bedford; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter: Dana L. Rector; his sister: Diane Harmon; and his father-in-law: W.L. Bray.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Hanover. Burial followed in the Moffett Cemetery in Milton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hoosier Hills Baptist Camp, PO Box 222 Dillsboro, IN 47018.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.


DAVID E. STACE, 86, died Monday morning at the Franklin United Methodist Community.  He was a resident of Franklin, and longtime resident of Indianapolis.
He was born on January 9, 1925 in Scottsburg, to the late Owen E. and Edna Mae (Williams) Stace.  He married Marian N. Huckeby on March 20, 1946 in Memphis, TN.  She preceded him in death on May 14, 2007. He was a 1943 graduate of Scottsburg High School.  He later joined the U.S. Navy. He was employed at IPL Harding Street Plant for 41 years, retiring in January 1987 as Superintendent. He was a member of the Southport United Methodist Church. He was a member of Prospect Masonic Lodge #714 F. & A. M., Indianapolis Valley of the Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine, and the Order of the Eastern Star #452, Indianapolis. His memberships also included the Wrinkle City Club, and the IPL Mens Club, of which he was President in 1980.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathryn (Stace) Swinehart (Irv) of Columbus and Deborah (Stace) VanderVeen of Greenwood; three grandchildren, Brian VanderVeen (Mindy), Mark VanderVeen, and Emily Stace; and three great grandchildren, Ellie, Luke, and Sam VanderVeen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son, David L. Stace; daughter-in-law, Jeanine Stace; and two brothers, Floyd and Glenn Everhart.
Calling hours will take place from 9:30-11 a.m., Thursday at Wilson St.Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Vandivier-Tudor Chapel, Franklin.
A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Graveside services with military honors will take place at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, at the Scottsburg Cemetery, Scottsburg.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Vista Care Hospice, 6431 S. East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227, or to the Central Indiana Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st Street, Ste. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.


THEODORE E. "TED" VENNE, 81, died Sunday morning, August 14, 2011 at his home.
He worked for K&I Railroad and retired from Norfolk Southern after 41 years of service and was a member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church in Floyds Knobs. He was born on August 10, 1930 in Detroit, MI to the late Ernest J. and Amelia (Becht) Venne.
He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Yvonne Fentress; and son, Felix Venne.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary R. (Bube) Venne; children, Jane Venne, Ernest Venne, Sara Edwards (Ray), Tim Venne (Stephanie), Eva Andres and Mark Venne (Ronda Nuanez); siblings, Charles B. Venne (Lorraine), Mary Hollkamp and Martha Ederer (Jim); six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church, 3033 Martin Road, Floyds Knobs. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church in Floyds Knobs.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church or Hosparus - the Hospice Community of Southern India


PETER J. COOPER,51, of Henryville, died Monday, August 22, 2011.
He was born April 29, 1960 in Louisville, Ky., he was the son of William Cooper who survives in Louisville, Kentucky & Mary Louise (Ballard) Cooper who is deceased.
He was a native of Louisville, living in Henryville the past twelve years. He was a 1978 St. Xavier High School graduate and furthered his education in Rhode Island at the Johnston & Wales Culinary Institute. He was an executive chef at five star hotels until he became co owner of ANSAC insurance in Louisville where he was a member of Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky. Peter enjoyed cooking, reading, riding his motorcycle, classical music, golfing, and most of all spending time with his son Nick.
On June 13, 1991 in Indianapolis, he married Roberta (Ragone) Cooper who survives in Henryville.
Also surviving is his son, Nick Cooper of Henryville, three siblings, a brother, David Cooper of Louisville, Kentucky, two sisters, Melissa Cooper of Louisville, Jennifer Cooper of Louisville, nieces and nephews, Grethen Cooper of Louisville, Brian Cooper of Louisville, David Cooper of Louisville, Stephen Ullemeyer, Scott Ullemeyer, Kara Harrison, Jeremy Ragone, Rachel Ragone, Michael Ragone all of Cleveland, Ohio.
He also was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher Cooper, and a niece, Gina Colella. Reverend Toby Jenkins will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 26, 2011 at First Baptist Church in Henryville (110 S. Francke Road, Henryville, IN 47126) with cremation to follow.
Friends may visit the family on Thursday, August 25, 2011 from 3-8 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, in Henryville and after 10 a.m. on Friday at First Baptist Church in Henryville.
An educational trust fund will be set up for Nick in memory of Peter, memorials can be sent c/o Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, 209 S. Ferguson Street, Henryville, IN 47126.


JOHN GILLASPY, 85, a life long resident Crothersville, died Monday, August 22, 2011 at Meadow View Health and Rehabilitation in Salem.
He was a member of Gideons International, a very active 4-H leader, served on the fair board and a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Crothersville serving in many capacities in the church including serving as a deacon; he enjoyed gardening, pitching horse shoes, running beagle dogs and enjoyed the love of animals. He worked all of his life as a farmer and served as a director for Production Credit in Scottsburg for several terms. He and his wife Marjorie owned a bakery - Take A Break in Crothersville near the interstate. They used several pastry recipes from Marjorie’s parents who had Smitty’s Bakery until the mid 1960’s. John also drove a school bus for Crothersville Schools and worked at Hardy Lake as a grounds keeper later in life.
He was born August 2, 1926 on the family home place in Crothersville, he was the son of Haskel and Etta (Barringer) Gillaspy.
On March 3, 1946, he married Marjorie M. (Smith) Gillaspy who survives him in Seymour.
Other survivors include, three children, Brenda E. (Edward) Labie of Seymour, Ken W. (Joyce) Gillaspy of Crothersville, Charlene R. Goebel of Columbus, IN, ten grandchildren, Renee (Shane) Gallion of Medora, Ryan Montgomery of Crothersville, Rachelle (Matt) Barnett of Brownstown, Craig (Rayetta) Gillaspy of Terre Haute, Kendra (Aaron) Knieriem of Crothersville, Andy (Leah) Gillaspy of Crothersville, Trina (Marty) Hoevener of Crothersville, Paula (Toby) Ortman of Crothersville, David Luedeman of Crothersville, Jon Luedeman of Crothersville, twenty one great grandchildren, one sister, Ruth (Leon) Gossman of Brownstown.
Two brothers, Dale and Harlan Gillaspy, preceded him in death.
Reverends Jon Pearce & Bob Weeks will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at First Baptist Church in Crothersville with burial to follow at Gorrall Cemetery.
Friends may visit the family on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, Crothersville and after 10 a.m. on Thursday at First Baptist Church in Crothersville.
Memorial donations may be given in Memory of John to Gideons International c/o Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.


GRACE I. (STUTSMAN) RODE, 92, of Scottsburg, died Monday, August 22, 2011 at Hampton Oaks Health Campus.
She was born on March 7, 1919 in Jefferson County, Indiana, the daughter of the late Raymond Ellsworth andVelvia Lilia (Cook) Stutsman. She was a homemaker, a farmer and former employee for Morgan Foods in Austin, Indiana and a member of the Bethany Baptist Church near Deputy, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin F. Rode, four brothers, Ellsworth, Paul, Ivan and Raymond Stutsman, Jr.; a sister, Betty Jean Stutsman and a son-in-law, David Kendall.
Survivors include two sons, Marvin (Laurel) Rode of Scottsburg, and Charles Rode of Austin, Indiana; two daughters, Wilma Kendall of Scottsburg, Indiana and Joyce (Ray) Scroggins of Elizabethtown; a sister, Helen Meek of Scottsburg; five grandchildren, Robert "Rob" & Delbert "Bert" Kendall, Teresa Lueders, Jennifer Hamelman & Christine Robbins and six great grandchildren, Kevin, Hannah, Zack, Sarah, Lauren & Olivia.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association c/o Collins Funeral Home.


GEORGE JOHN KRAKORA, 75, of  Austin, died Monday, August 22, 2011 at his residence.
He was born in Chicago, Ill. on October 3, 1935, the son of the late George and Clara  Krakora. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War.  He also  retired from Pepsi.
Survivors include his wife, Lois  (McVey) Krakora of Austin; daughters, Wendy Sills of Tenn., Maegan McVey of Evansville and Melinda Smith of Lexington.
He is also survived by five grandchildren and a nephew Paris McVey of Scottsburg and Niece Ima McVey Pearson of Austin.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 25, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin, with Rev. Randy Hensley officiating.
Visitation will be  Thursday after 11 a.m. at Buchanan Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the service.


GLEN VANMETER NEWBY, 54, of Scottsburg died Thursday, Ausust 18, 2011 at Riverview Village in Clarksville.
Survgivors include his carethakers James and Dana Lovvorn of Scottsburg and a good friend Sharon Carter of Charlestown.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Irene Newby and stepfather, James Walden.
A memorial service was held on Sunday, August 21 at Greater Faith Church in New Albany. Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown was in charge of arrangements.


WILLIAM R. “W.R.” HALL, 52, of Louisville died Wednesday, August 24, 2011.
He was born on June 11, 1959 in Louisville to the late Blueford, Sr., and Nancy (Jenkins) Hall.
He is survived by his daughters, Christy Hall and friend, Regina Hall of Palmyra, and Tiffany Hall and fiancé, Tim Spurlock of Louisville; grandchildren, Jerry Lee Schneidtmiller, Jr. and Jaden Wingler.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Friday, August 26, 2011 and 9-11 a.m. on Saturday at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany).
His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 27 at the funeral home with cremation to follow.


ROWENA WITTEN GATHERIDGE, 92, Lexington, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Grayson Co., Ky. on February 15, 1919 to Stanley and Stella Powell Witten. She was married for 67 years to William Gatheridge, and attended Charlestown High School. She worked at the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin, from 1938-1940. She then later worked at the Charlestown Post Office, and has worked as a forelady on the black powder lines at the arsenal during WWII.
She married T/Sgt. William Gatheridge and lived in Henryville, IN on a farm. She had one son, Robert Gatheridge who attended high school there. Later she moved to Greensburg, where they built an apartment complex. Her husband was a Baptist minister that served in five different churches in southern Indiana. She and her husband bought and moved to a farm near Lexington, where they lived for 40 years. She was a member of the Henryville First Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, she was a member of the G.A. Girls organizer group.
Survivors include her husband, William Gatheridge; son, Robert Gatheridge of Lexington; sister, Laura Amos of Lexington; brothers, Gene Witten of Louisville, and Marshall Witten of Jeffersonville; three granddaughters, one grandson, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 11a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Henryville, with burial in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, and after 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church.


MABEL E ELLIOTT, 98, Lexington, died, August 23 2011, in Scottsburg.
She was born May 22, 1913, Saluda, Ind., the daughter of the late Rolland Lee Tolbert and Ertie Hazel Manaugh Tolbert. She was a homemaker and New Bethel Church.
Survivors include sons, Homer L Elliott (David), Philadelphia, Penn., Ronald Elliott (Sonja), Crothersville; daughters, Virginia Funk (Bob), Scottsburg, Barbara Braden (Carell), Scottsburg and Beverly Elliott (Kenneth), Lexington; 13 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, William A Elliott & daughters Joan & Lillian.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home.
Visitation is Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial will follow at New Bethel Cemetery, Lexington.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Bethel Cemetery C/O Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N 1st St., Scottsburg IN 47170.


DONALD PONDER, 73, Fredericksburg, died Monday, Aug. 22, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
He was born in Salem and woked as a sheet metal mechanic. He was a veteran of the Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Ponder (Stephens); one son, Stephen Ponder, two daughters, Melissa Fisher and Rachel Alam; one brother, Frank Ponder and four sisters, Verla, Faye, Brenda and Karen.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Love Funderal Home in Palmyra. Burial will follow in Kays Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service.


MARVIN LEE MITCHELL, 76, Salem, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 at his home.
He was born Nov. 30, 1934 in Little York, the son of Warner and O'Leva Edna Tatlock Mitchell. He was a self-employed rooger and a member of Mt. Hebron Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ruth Cravens Mitchell. They were married July 18, 1954. He is also survived by four sons: Lonnie (Donnie) Mitchell, Marvin (Sue) Mitchell Jr., John (LaDonna) Mitchell and Allen (Melissa) Mitchell all of Salem; three daughters, Martha (Preston) Smedley, Ella Mae (Hiram) Cornett and Peggy Cozart all of Salem; a sister, Mabel Bradford of Greenwood, Ind., 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death bu his parents, a granddaughter and a great-grandson.
Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Hebron Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Mt. Hebron Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 8-10 a.m. at Weathers Funeral Home and Saturday from noon until time of service at the church.


JAMES E. KEMP, 81, died Saturday, August 6 at his home on Hibernia Road.
He was born on May 31, 1930.  He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. and lived most of his life on his family farm located on Hibernia Rd in Charlestown, Indiana.
He was preceeded in death by his parents and several siblings.
Cremation was chosen including a private memorial in his honor.


JOHN EVERETT MAY, SR., 86, died Friday August 26, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born on December 19, 1924 in Clark County, to Jasper Newton and Addie Bell Helen Eldridge May, Sr. He was a Navy veteran of WWII, retired from Naval Ordinance, was a diesel mechanic, and a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife the former Stella Elizabeth Starrett, sons: John Everett May, Jr. (Phyllis) of Otisco, Edwin Durand May (Joan) of Ft Myers, FL, and Adrian Louis May of Hibernia; sisters Geneva Drury of Borden and Wyona Hall of Charlestown; 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren and 8 step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 6 brothers, and 3 sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Charlestown with burial in Hibernia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and after 12 p.m. on Wednesday at the church.


RICHARD "RICK" FLEENOR, 62, of Scottsburg, died Friday, August 26, 2011 at his residence.
He was born on May 10, 1949 in Washington County, the son of the late Arthur Eugene and Elva  (Bowman) Fleenor.  He was married on June 7, 1968 to Betty L. (Reynolds)  Fleenor.  He graduated from Salem High School in 1968 and was owner and operator of the old Fleenor Contracting Company in Scottsburg.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, member of the American Legion Post # 234 in Scottsburg, where he served as Commander three times, Past Vice-Commander of the 9th District of the American Legion and a major supporter of We Care.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl & Arthur Fleenor, Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Betty L. (Reynolds)  Fleenor; two daughters, Lea Shane Bottorff (Charles) of Vienna, Indiana and Natasha Beth Fleenor of Scottsburg; a nephew, Bobby Reynolds of Henryville; three brothers, Steve Fleenor (Barb) of Scottsburg, Claudie Fleenor (Joann) of Austin, and Timmy L. Fleenor (Melody) of Scottsburg;  two sisters, Cleo Mull (Ervin) and Barbara Mae Spicer both Scottsburg; a sister-in-law, Judy K. Fleenor of Scottsburg and three grandchildren, Alexandria Beth, Taylor Elizabeth and Colton X. Bottorff.
Funeral services were Monday, August 29, 2011 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Military graveside services were performed by Crothersville VFW Post # 1083.
Memorial contributions may be made to We Care c/o Collins Funeral Home.


GEORGE LEE BUSSEY, SR., 66, died Friday August 26, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born on October 16, 1944 in Marysville, to George and Berniece Amick Bussey. He was a Navy veteran and a member of the American Legion Post 335 in Charlestown and a retired employee of Ford Motor Company in Louisville.
He is survived by his wife the former Elana Doyle; son, George L. Bussey, Jr. and his wife Kelly of Lexington, daughters, Dawn Lewis and her husband Tony of Jeffersonville, and Dana Miller and her husband James of Charlestown; mother; Berniece Andrews of Jeffersonville; sister; Vivian Whitlow of Charlestown and eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.


JOHN K. “KENNY” DRURY, 74, of Taswell, died August 25, 2011 at his residence.
He was a member of the Sellersburg Moose Lodge and loved listening to classic country music. He was born on April 14, 1937 in Hyberna, Ind. to the late John G. Drury and Estelle S. (May) Shaffer.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 19 years, Brenda S. (Witt) Drury; sons, Kenny R. Drury and his wife, Annette, Mark J. Drury and his wife, Debbie; sisters, Sueane Drury and Marilyn Cochran; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services were Sunday Aug. 28, 2011 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, IN 47150). Burial followed at Highfill Cemetery in Taswell.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hoosier Uplands Hospice (500 West Main Street, Mitchell, IN 47446).


JOHN K. “KENNY” DRURY, 74, Campbellsburg, died Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the Rex Robley VAMC in Louisville.
He was born on July 12, 1931 in Indiana to William and Rittie Hobson Farris. He was a retired employee of the U.S. Gypsum Plant in Shoals, a Korean War Army veteran, and a member of the American Legion and Saltillo Christian Church.
Survivors include his son: Mike Farris of Campbellsburg; four daughters: Debbie (Greg) Ball, Gina (Don) Deremiah, Terri (Kent) Cottongim and Tina (John) Williams, all of Salem; his brother: Rex Farris of French Lick; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife: Dorothy Jean Harvey Farris and his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Saltillo Cemetery with military honors.


ARTHUR BRYCE JOHNSON, 61, Campbellsburg, died Friday, August 26, 2011 at his residence.
He was born on February 5, 1950 to the late Carl M. and Ethel Walton Johnson. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for the Washington County Highway Department and a member of the Westview Christian Church in Campbellsburg.
Survivors include his wife: Andrea “Angie” Harris Johnson; two daughters: Lisa (Dale) Adams and Michelle (Brian) Chastain, both of Campbellsburg; three brothers: Steven Johnson of Scottsburg, Brad Johnson of Salem and Carl Johnson of Campbellsburg; four sisters: Rita Yeamans of Idaho, Jessie Shelton of Salem, Della Smith of Columbus and Donna Smith of Campbellsburg; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem.


GLEN VANMETER NEWBY, 54, of Scottsburg died Thursday, August 18 at Riverview Rehab in Clarksville.
Survivors include his caretakers James and Dana Lovvorn of Scottsburg and a good friend Sharon Carter of Charlestown.
He was proceeded in death by his mother, Irene Newby and stepfather, James Walden.
A memorial service was held on Sunday, August 21 at Greater Faith in New Albany.
Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown was in charge of arrangements.


WILMA COLLEEN STARCHER, 86, of New Palestine, died August 28, 2011.
The daughter of Roy Lewis and Hazel Edith Bowman Tackett, Wilma was born May 13, 1925 in Diamond, West Virginia. She graduated from DuPont High School and worked in retail sales.
She is survived by daughters, Karen (Earl) McClellan of Scottsburg, and Sandra Kay Starcher of New Palestine; grandson, William (Valerie) Best of Scottsburg; and great grandchildren, Logan, Dylan and Aubrey Best. Besides her parents, Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil; brothers, Arthur and Glen Tackett and sister, Thelma Starcher.
Graveside services were conducted on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at the Rocky Branch Cemetery, Walton, West Virginia.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or The Humane Society. Hendryx Mortuary – New Palestine Chapel entrusted with arrangements.


WILLIAM “ BILL” GOBLE JR.,64, a lifelong resident of Underwood, died on Monday, August 29, 2011 at his home.
He was born August 4, 1947 in Scottsburg, the son of William Goble Sr. and Annie (Crum) Goble who are both deceased. He worked as a mill operator at Haas Cabinet factory and was a 1964 Scottsburg High School graduate.
On February 7, 1969 he married Rita (Wiesman) Goble who survives in Underwood.
Other survivors include two sons, William (Dulcy Looney) Goble III of Underwood, Robert Wayne Goble of Scottsburg, four grandchildren, Billie & Kayla Goble of Underwood, William Goble IIII of Underwood, Katlynn Goble of Scottsburg, one brother, Arnold Goble of Scottsburg, three sisters, Helen Roberts of Underwood, Mae Bell (Michael) McCafferty of Worthington, IN, Shirley (Gene) Goble of Underwood, nieces and nephews, Teresa Renfro of Underwood, Stephanie Roberts of Underwood, Tammy Morgan of Worthington, Donna Mull of Underwood, Melissa Sweet of Clarksville, Dee Dee Goble of Austin, Daniel Roberts of Scottsburg, Larry Sage of Worthington, P.J. Mull of Underwood.
Pastor Don Watts will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Henryville.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at Adams Funeral Home in Henryville. Cremation will follow the funeral.
Memorial donations may be given to American cancer Society c/o Adams Funeral Home 209 S. Ferguson Street, Henryville, IN 47126.


FRANK MAYS, JR., 87, of Scottsburg, died Sunday August 28, 2011 at Hampton Oaks Health Campus.
He was born on April 30, 1924 in Osgood, Indiana, he was the son of the late Frank Mays Sr. and Rose K. (Wagner) Mays. He was married on Sept. 13, 1942 to Wanda Jean (Gillaspy)Mays. He was a retired supervisor for the tool room and cutter grind at Cummins Engine Company Columbus, Indiana retiring after 33 years of service and a U.S. Navy Submarine Veteran of W.W.II. He was a member of the American Martyrs Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council # 8052 and Scott County V.F.W. Post # 6582.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Jean (Gillaspy) Mays; three daughters, Sandra K. McClain, Beverly J. Schafer (David), Diana L. Adams (Steve) all of Scottsburg; two sons, Frank William Mays (Peggy) and Frederich A. Mays (Sherry) both of Scottsburg; a sister, Mary J. Mays of Scottsburg, Indiana, 14 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Church of the American Martyrs with burial and military graveside services to be held at Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation:will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home and a Submarine Veteran Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. and a Rosary Service will be at 8 PM Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Labre Indian School c/o Collins Funeral Home.




 

 

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