Obituaries September 7, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Mary Lynn Purvis, 77

NEVA N. TATLOCK, 103, Salem, died Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at her home.
She was born in Delaney Creek in April 1908 to Lonnie and Frankie Payne Winslow. In the 50's she worked at the old Salem overall factory and did laundry and sewing on the side. Later, she operated a small appliance repair service on the Square. She was also a member of Salem Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her great-grandson: Brandon Cole (Lisa) Schaffner; her great-great-granddaughter: Taylor Sue Schaffner; her sisters: Lucille Benefiel and Wilma Winslow, both of Salem, and Charmaine Thompson of Crawford, Ind; many nieces, nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Lawrence G. Tatlock; her sons: Donald and Robert Tatlock; her graddaughters: Bobbie Sue Schaffner Roberts and Tami Li Tatlock; her brothers: Kenneth and Carol Winslow; and her sisters: Jean Cunningham and Rosie Moss.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at Salem Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

LEW MARTIN BLANKENBAKER, 75, Sellersburg, formerly of Pekin, died Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at Sellersburg Health and Rehab.
He served as Fire Chief for the Pekin Volunteer Fire Department for many years and was a member of the Hamburg Church of Christ in Sellersburg.
Survivors include his son: Jay (Kathy) Blankenbaker of Clarksville; his daughter: LuAngelia Garrett of Jeffersonville; his brother: Julius Blankenbaker of Pekin; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife: Carolyn Blankenbaker and a son: Joe Blankenbaker.
Funeral services were held on Friday, August 2, 2011 at Hamburg Church of Christ.

MARIE  BRADLEY, 83, of  Chillicothe, Ohio, died Monday, August 29, 2011 in Chillicothe.
She was born in Del Rio, Tenn. on May 30, 1928, the daughter of the late Fairda and Clayetta (Norwood) Payne. She worked as a  Teachers Aid in Chillicothe.
Survivors include her daughter, La Vita Potter of Cape Coral Florida, a son, Joseph Bradley of Ringold, Georgia; sisters, Norma Alcorn of Chillicothe, Ohio., Madelyn Kraemer of Austin. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Preceeding her in death were her husband Jack Bradley; a son LeRoy Bradley; a brother, Orville Payne and two sisters, Eula Fisher and Betty Osborne Smith.
Funeral services were Wednesday, August 31, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin. Michael Payne officiated. Burial followed at Spurgeon Cemetery in  Austin.
Buchanan Funeral Home handled the local arrangements.

CHARLES LEO JOHNSON,69, Lakeland, Fla. died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at Lakeland Regional Hospital, Lakeland, after a four year battle with cancer.
He was a 50 plus year resident of Austin and proud of his heritage, then retired to Lakeland Florida. He worked at Morgan's Foods, Reliance Electric and retired from Cummins Engine Company after 35 years of service. He was born Sept. 14 1941, in a log cabin on English Avenue in Austin, he was the son of Roy and Nellie Combs Johnson.
On Sept. 5, 1964, he married Ruthie J. Burns Johnson at the Austin at Church of God, and she survives.
Other survivors include his children, Charles Allen Johnson of Scottsburg and Julia Ann (Jerry) Schrink of Seymour; granddaughter, Whitney Nicole James and step-granddaughter Crystal Schrink; two step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Glen (Mitzi) Johnson; and sister, Shirley (Dan) Deaton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Reba (Joe) Dewitt and his step-mother, Edna Johnson.
A Memorial Service will be conducted on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be given to an Austin High School scholarship fund in the name of Leo Johnson in care of Buchanan Funeral Home.

CATHERINE L. PITTMAN, 86, died Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at Clark Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center.
She was born on October 16, 1924 to Charles William and Edith Miller Clark in Goshen, Ind. She was a retired hairstylist.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Jane Lakes of Charlestown; sisters, Ruby Rink of Millersburg, Grace Steele and Letah Loy of Bristol and Mary Householder of Calif.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Cremation was chosen.
Memorial service will be held at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to VistCare Hospice or the Parkinson Foundation.

MARILYN A. (RIEHL) ZIMMERMAN,70, of New Albany, died August 31, 2011.
She was a 1959 graduate of Southern High School in Louisville after which she received the honor and crown of Miss Okolona.
She was a Kentucky All-Star cheerleader and coach. She earned the distinction of the New Albany Deanery St. John Boscoe Award for her work as a cheerleading coach at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School for 15 years where the award-winning teams learned the value of hard work and dedication. An advocate for young people, she was a member of the New Albany Deanery Athletic Committee. A long-time member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, She was an active “Primetimer” and member of the Resurrection Choir and Bereavement Group.
She was born on August 4, 1941 in Louisville, to the late Tilford F., Sr., and Joan (Laemmle) Riehl. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Leroy J. Zimmerman.
She is survived by her children, Matthew J. Zimmerman (Jennifer) and Lisa A. Zimmerman, all of New Albany; brothers, Tilford F. Riehl, Jr. (Vicki), Tony Riehl (Mary Jane), and Tim Riehl; sister, Ann R. Burrice (Nick); sister-in-law, Rosemary Walsburger (Bob); and grandchildren, Jacob, Victoria, and Leah Zimmerman.
Visitation will be from 12-8 p.m. Monday, September 5, 2011 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany).
A prayer service will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday.
Her funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (1752 Scheller Lane, New Albany) with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Navilleton Catholic Cemetery in Floyds Knobs, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

ROBERT P. WORMLEY, SR,87, of Scottsburg, formerly of Little Marsh, Pennsylvania, died Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany, Indiana.  He was born March 18, 1924 in West Almond, New York, the son of the late Ray and Myrtle (Sutton) Wormley.  He was a retired mechanic and had worked at multiple shops in Pennsylvania, was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran of W.W. II and a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post # 6753 in Knoxville, Penn.
Survivors include a son, Robert P. Wormley, Jr. of Lexington; four daughters: Diana Bisanar of McCallister, Oklahoma, Nancy Powley of Wallworth, New York, Lynette O'Dell of Jacksonville, North Carolina & Karen Kesby of Palmyra, New York; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Wormley on June 24, 2011; a brother, Harold Wormley and two sisters, Ruth Kroldart & Esther Guerra.
Cremation was chosen.
Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Friends may visit the family after 1 p.m. Sunday.

DAVID B. HOPPER, JR.,87, Pekin, died Thursday, September 1, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospital in Salem.
He was born on January 16, 1924 in West Baden Springs, Ind. to David B. and Sadie Toliver Hopper, Sr. He was retired from the United States Naval Ordinance in Louisville and was a member of both the American Legion in Indianapolis and the Haleysburg Nazarene Church in Haleysville, Ind.
Survivors include is wife: Mary Lou Hopper of Pekin; four sons: Jim Hopper of Coquille, Ore., Jerry Hopper of Talent, Ore., Steve Hopper of Pekin and Danny Hopper of Orleans; two daugthers: Ann Hopper of Marengo and Myra Flint of Eminence, Ind.; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son: John Hopper; and a grandson: Jamison Hopper.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans.
Burial followed in the Bethel Cemetery in Orleans, with military rites provided by the Orleans American Legion, Warren Brock Post #69.

MARY LYNN PURVIS, 77, of Seymour, died Friday, September 2, 2011, at Schneck Medical Center.
She was born December 15, 1933, in Kalamazoo, Mich., the daughter of Richard and Blanche (Saucerman) Pausch.
She married Troy O'Bier who preceded her in death July 27, 2001.  She then married Phillip Purvis who survives.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.  She was a homemaker.
Besides her husband, Phillip, she is survived by her son Richard (Patty) O'Bier, her grandchildren, Tasha, Stacey, Trishia, Brittney, and her eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, son, Christopher O'Bier, and brother, Stuart Pausch.
Funeral services will be held at Voss Chapel on Tuesday, September 6, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Jim Downey officiating.
Friends may call at Voss Chapel on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of service.
Burial will take place at Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorials may be written to the Jackson County Humane Society.

CHARLES “MARK” HESTER, 50, died Thursday, September 1, 2011 as a result of a car accident.
He resided in Charlestown and also in Hopkinsville, Ky. where he had his business office. He was born January 2, 1961 in Jeffersonville, the son of Charles A. and Barbara (Gilley) Hester who both survive in Charlestown.
He was an Auctioneer and he was associated with Heil Auctions for several years. He moved to Hopkinsville, Ky. where he opened his own auction service including selling cattle and horses. He volunteered his services for several charitable auctions, county fair auctions and school functions. He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Charlestown.
Other survivors include a son, Justin Hester of Oklahoma, a grandson, Lane David Hester of Arizona, one brother, Roy (Karen) Hester of Charlestown, two sisters, Kim Shelton of Memphis, Rhonda (Allen) Bottorff of Henryville, several nieces and nephews and a close friend, Ruth Ann Fields of Hopkinsville, Ky.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Roy & Polly Gilley and paternal grandparents, Ewing & Birdy Hester.
Pastor Toby Jenkins conducted funeral services Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at Adams Funeral Homes & Crematory in Henryville.
Memorial donations may be given to the family for Mark’s favorite charities c/o Adams Funeral Homes & Crematory, 209 S. Ferguson St., Henryville, IN 47126

MAE C. MILLER,91, died  Friday, September 2, 2011  at Providence Retirement Home in New Albany.
She was born in Elizabeth, on August 13, 1920 the daughter of Robert and Margie Kron Cooper.  She was a production worker for Bruce Fox, Inc. in New Albany, a member of Depauw United Methodist Church in Elizabeth and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was very active with the youth for the MYF at her church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harley Miller.
She is survived by two Daughters, Carolyn Fernandez (Robert) of Cerritos, Calif., Linda Haddock (Graham) of Elizabeth; two grandchildren, Robert Haddock of Elizabeth and Angela Ramirez (Daniel) of Norwalk, Calif., two great-grandchildren, Steven and Vanessa Ramirez both of Norwalk, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at the Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Evans Landing Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home after 9 AM on Wednesday.

BRITTANY NICOLE MILLER, 22, of Charlestown formerly of Jeffersonville died Friday September 2, 2011 at her residence.
She was born on March 5, 1989 in Louisville, Ky.
Survivors include her parents, Amy Miller, Louisville and Donald Miller, Jeffersonville; sisters, Marsha Miller, Louisville and Courtney Lawrence, Greenville; brother, Donnie Miller, Louisville; paternal grandparents, Donald and Carolyn Miller Otisco.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Ray and Pauline Stice.
Funeral services were Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown with burial in Ivy Hill Cemetery in Underwood, IN.

DANIEL J. GATLIN, 39, died Friday September 2, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospital in Salem.
He was born January 9, 1972 and was the son of Danny Lee and Joetta Sue Gatlin. He was an insurance adjuster with the Geico Insurance Company.
He loved his family and children and will be greatly missed by his children, family and all who knew him. Also his girlfriend Angel Bailey and her children Peyton and Alexis. He was preceded in death by his step-brother Brian Missi.
Survivors include his children, Brooke Campbell (Gordon), Germany, Brandon, Breanna, Bryson, and Braxton Gatlin all of New Albany; His children's mother Jennifer Fetz Gatlin, New Albany; his mother, Joetta Sue Miller Gatlin, Pekin; his father and stepmother Danny Lee and Marianne Gatlin, Borden; grandparents, Joe and Vernetta Miller, Corydon; sister, Dana M. Benintende (Charles), Germany; brothers, Aaron Gatlin, Jeffersonville, Stephen Gatlin (Laura), Sulphur, Ky.; stepbrothers and sisters, Rick Missi (Patty), Amanda Stenberg (Kevin), Susie Winburn (Tommy), and Teresa Cummings (Brad) as well as many nieces and nephews.
Services were Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Northside Christian Church on Charlestown Road. Burial followed in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.
Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, handled the arrangements.

CHARLES E. CROWDER, SR.,74, died Friday, September 2, 2011 at Kindred in Sellersburg.
He was born on April 29, 1937 in French Lick, IN to James E. and Ruth Marie (Byers) Crowder. He retired from Dupont in 1996. He was a member of the Henryville Masonic Lodge #651 and the Sellersburg Moose Lodge #1757. He was a member of the Louisville Bats Diamond Club, was a season ticket holder, and enjoyed going to all their games and watching them play. One of Charles’ favorite pastimes was working crosswords puzzles.
Survivors include his wife and best friend Judy (Glotzbach), his children, Steve, Mike, David, Lisa, Jay, Brian, and Connie, 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, brothers, Duane, James, and Vance, sisters, Doris, Margie, and Carolyn, sister-in-law, Vernita, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Cremation was entrusted to Adams Funeral Home in Henryville.
A celebration of Life will be celebrated at a later date.
Memorial donations may be given to Crusade for Children, St. Jude’s, or Kosair Children’s Hospital c/o Adams Funeral Homes & Crematory, 209 S. Ferguson St., Henryville, IN 47126.

BARBARA S. BRUNER,68, of Indianapolis, (since 1973) died at her home Saturday, September 3, 2011.
She was born January 30, 1943 in Tampico, Ind., the daughter of Clyde and Addie (Stout) Deal who are both deceased. She was a 1962 Tampico High School graduate who enjoyed working, working in her flower gardens, and enjoyed watching NASCAR. She retired from Aircom manufacturing in 2009.
Survivors include a son, Gary Bruner of Indianapolis; five siblings, Leroy Deal, of Seymour, Carl Deal of Seymour, Linda Butler of Clarksville, Mildred Mullens of Texas, Geneva McClellan of Lexington.
Cremation wasentrusted to Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville.

JOE H. MILLS,52, Scottsburg, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 at his residence.
He was born Nov. 21, 1958 at Portland, Ore., the son of the late Cecil Mills and Rita (Fengler) Mills. He married Dec. 19, 1980 to Connie J. (Brough) Mills, who survives. He was a respiratory therapist with Premier Home Care in Scottsburg and a former employee of the old Washington County Memorial Hospital.
In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Eric (Tara) Mills of Salem; daughters, Michelle Mills of Scottsburg and Sarah (Jeremy) Shell of Scottsburg; a brother, Danny Mills of Milltown and sisters, Terri (Jeff) Bateman of Taswell, Ind. and Debbie (Robert) Jones of Carlyle, Ill. He is also survived by two grandsons.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Hebron Church with Brother Rodney Sweeney officiating. Interment will follow at Little York Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Dawalt Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Hebron.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Hebron Church, 8802 East Mount Hebron Road, Scottsburg, Ind. 47170.

W. FRANK COLE, JR.,89, of Salem died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital of New Albany.
He was born November 15, 1921 in Bowling Green, Ky., the son of the late W. Frank Cole, Sr. and Ethel Cullen Cole.
In May of 1950, he married Joanne Puckett Cole, who survives.
He was a retired teacher, coach and athletic director with the Salem Community School System, retiring in 1982. He was a former employee of GE Receiving Tube Division and Texas Gas Transmission Corp. in Owensboro, until accepting the teaching position at Salem in 1962. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Salem and served as a deacon and elder. He served in WW II in the U.S. Army Air Corp, in both the European and Asiatic Theaters and stayed in the active reserves. In 1962, he was called back during the Cuban Missile Crisis and retired from active reserve in 1982 with the rank of Colonel.
He had been a resident of Washington County since 1962, formerly of Bowling Green and Owensboro, Ky. He graduated in 1940 at the top 10 percent of his class from Bowling Green High School and did his post graduate work at Bowling Green Business University, until he was called to service in 1942. When he returned, he attended the University of Louisville Law School for a year and finished college at Western Kentucky University in 1950.
He was very active in the community. He served as a township trustee for 17 years, was a president and a member of the Salem Exchange Club, the Salem Education Foundation, the Salem Classroom Teachers Association, the Salem Jaycees, the Salem PTA and the Young Republicans Executive Club. He was active in community theater in Washington County (WCACT), productions (stage) in Salem, in summer stock at Spring Mill State Park and in productions with the Orange County Players in Paoli. He and his wife received the first Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the WCACT.
He was commissioned in 1972 as a Kentucky Colonel and was named by Mayor Frank Newkirk to chair the Cities Bicentennial Committee Celebration.
Also surviving are three daughters, Deborah (Dr. David) Stout of Seymour, Leslie Cole of New Albany and Julia (Kirk) Hodges of Wake Forest, N.C. He is also survived by two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be 10:30 a,m. Wednesday at First Christian Church of Salem, with Rev. Stephen Fisher officiating.
Dawalt Funeral Homes, Inc. handled the arrangements.



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