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Obituaries October 26, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 24 October 2011 00:00

JERRY JOE CRAVENS, 73
WILMA J. HACKER MEEKS, 81
MARY JEAN (FREDERICK) FRIEDMAN, 83
PRESTON S. SWAFFORD, 31
JAMES MCINTOSH, 67
DAVID WAYNE SHORT, 59
LORENE SHEPHERD, 88
LELAND W. AUSTIN, 89
HELEN L. COOK, 79
NORMA JEAN WINGLER, 76
JOSEPH LYNN REISTER, 2
MELVIN R. CONDRA, 59
MELVIN R. CONDRA, 59
HAROLD DEAN DIXON, 65
CHARLES W. SMALL, 67
BETTY JUNE NICE STRANGE, 84
MICHELLE JO “MISSY” GOODHUE, 46
JOHN “ROCKY” ROSCOE SIPE, 86
ALFRED A. BAGSHAW, 82
MARJORIE M. (FINLEY) SAGE, 89
THOMAS LEE BRYANT II, 45
ROBERT  COLLINS, 77
JUNIOR  COUCH, 64
ROGER R. WRIGHT, 69
ISABELLA PARROTT, 83
FRED KIRBY “FRITZ” WILKERSON, 75
ISABELLA PARROTT, 83
JOSEPH J. RODRIGUEZ, 86
TONY RAY PINKSTON, 56

 

JERRY JOE CRAVENS, 73, of Marysville died Monday October 17, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New  Albany.
He was born on October 13, 1938 in Crothersville, to Ephriam and Ella Scifres Cravens who preceded him in death. He was a former employee of Cummins Engine, Marble Hill and Hoosier Energy.  He was also an army veteran, a member of the Nabb Presbyterian Church, a Mason and a board member of the Clark County Public Libraries.
Survivors include his wife the former Joyce Hamblin, sons; David A. Cravens (Angela) of Nabb, Daniel C. Cravens (Juli) of Rock Hill, S.C., daughter; Amy Jo Cravens-Millar (Rich) of Indianapolis, brother; Ralph Cravens of Crothersville and grandchildren Jacob, Jordan, Parker, Natalie, Shelby and Kendall.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday October 22, 2011 at the Trinity United Presbyterian Church in New Washington.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 at Grayson New Washington Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. on Saturday at the church.

 


WILMA J. HACKER MEEKS, 81, of Flagler Beach, Fla., formerly of Scott County, died Sat., Aug. 13, 2011 at her home.
She was born in Ohio and was  married to Horace L. Meeks & resided in Scott County, for around 34 years before moving to Flagler Beach where they lived the remainder of their lives.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Daniel D. and Edward L. Meeks; three brothers, Amerida, James (Jack), & Earl Hacker and a sister, Mildred Hacker.
Survivors include three daughters, Carolyn Meeks Nowlin of Lexington, Ind., Sandra M. Meeks Kern of Flagler Beach, Fla., and Sherry R. Meeks Walker of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Marie England of Louisville, Ky.; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Cremation was chosen and services were held at Community Memorial Church in Flagler Beach, Florida.
Collins Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.


MARY JEAN (FREDERICK) FRIEDMAN, 83, died October 17 at her home.
She was born August 6, 1928 in Beatyville, Ky. to the late Clyde and Pearl Jackson. She was the youngest of six daughters. She was a retired nursing assistant from Floyd Memorial Hospital.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Foster Frederick and second husband of five years, Edwin Friedman. A son-in-law, Greg Crowe; grandson, Martin Alan Frederick; sisters, Stella Evans and Edith Stephens.
She is survived by five children, Alan “Al” Fredrick (Joann) of Greenville, Gary Frederick (Debbie) of Georgetown, Sharon Crowe of New Salisbury, Karon Sellers (Frank) of Georgetown, Becky Yates (Johnny) of New Albany; sisters, Fannie Jewell of Berea, Ky., Elizabeth Stephens of Orleans and Ann Bary (Robert) of Depauw; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Swarens Funeral Home, 1405 Hwy 64 NW, Ramsey, with burial in Horners Chapel Cemetery, Fredericksburg.
Visitation 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.


PRESTON S. SWAFFORD, 31, of Scottsburg, died Saturday Oct. 15, 2011 at the University Of Louisville Hospital in Louisville.
He was born December 28, 1979 in Anderson, the son of Ralph Steven Swafford and Betty  (McNear) Stutsman.  He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Scottsburg. Survivors include his wife, Brenda M. (Reynolds); a daughter, Serenity N. Gabriel of Columbus; a son, Elijah Mikal Swafford of Scottsburg; his parents, Steve Swafford and Betty Stutsman of Austin and several half-brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Collins Funeral Home with cremation to follow.
Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Thursday at the Collins Funeral Home.


JAMES MCINTOSH, 67,  of Underwood, died Sunday, Spetember 18, 2011 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
He was born on March 25, 1944 in Perry County, Ky., the son of the late James and Pliney  (Gross) McIntosh.
He was a retired owner of the old McIntosh Construction Company, also a former truck driver for the old Merrill Graham Construction Company in Scottsburg, a sub-contractor for the old Farmers Market in Columbus, a former employee of the old Dunlap Company in Seymour and a member of Fairview Christian Church in Underwood.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Paul, Yance, Robert, Guy & Wiley McIntosh and two sisters, Rebal Foster & Charity Stollings.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda K. (Rose)  McIntosh; three daughters, Debra Jo Balzer (Craig) of Avilla, Candace Brock (Kevin) of Ft Myers, Fla. and Michelle Derry (Eric) of Goshen, Ky.;  a son, Sonny James McIntosh of Underwood;  a brother, Sam McIntosh (Jean Ann) of Austin; four sisters, Marie Picklesimer of Butler, Ind., Virginia Jones (Arlie) of Greensburg, Clara Marcum (Tommy) of Austin and Polly  Gowanlock (Ron) of Hanford, Calif., nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous other family and friends.
Cremation was chosen.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Fairview Christian Church.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.


DAVID WAYNE SHORT, 59, 59, Deputy, died Sunday, October 16, 2011 at his home.
He was born on August 22, 1952 in Scottsburg to Roy and Loeta Mae Huff Short. He was a retired assembler for Cummins Engine Company's Seymour plant, as well as a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his sisters: Barbara (Archie) Witt and Debbie Suter, both of Deputy, and Tammy Halcomb of Madison; his brothers: Jimmy (Sandy) Short and Gary Lee Short, Sr., both of Deputy; his close friends and care givers: Dave and Faith Ann Austin of Lexington, Ind.; his nieces and nephews: Lisa McCane, Roberta and Bear Brown, Jamie Short, Rochelle Short, Gary Lee Short, Jr., Alicia Mack, Kim Short, Nicholas Duncan, William Duncan, Margaret, Misty and Matt Short; several great nieces, great nephews, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers: Billy, Tommy, Rick and Jack Short; his sister: Betty Elaine Carter; his sister-in-law: Jane L. Short; his nephew: Michael Witt; and his grandparents: Briscoe and Letha Huff and George and Della Short.
Funeral services were held on Friday, October 21, 2011 at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre. Burial followed at Lick Branch Cemetery near Deputy. Full military honors were conducted at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
The family requests memorial contributions be made out to the American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.


LORENE SHEPHERD, 88, Lexington, died Monday, October 17, 2011 in Jeffersonville.
She was born on July 22, 1923 in Clark County to Joe and Rhoda Pettit Bower. She was retired from Grote and a member of New Bethel Church in Lexington. She was also a member of Blazing Bright, #597 Order of the Eastern Star, Saluda Homemakers, Hanover Senior Citizens Euchre Club and the Widows Club.
Survivors include her twin sister: Irene Shepherd; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Kenneth E. Shepherd; and her sons: David and Donald Shepherd.
Funeral services were held on Friday, October 21, 2011 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Burial followed at New Bethel Cemetery in Lexington. An Order of the Eastern Star memorial service was held on Thursday, October 20, 2011.
Memorial contributions may be made out to New Bethel Cemetery.


LELAND W. AUSTIN, 89, Scottsburg, died Monday, October 17, 2011 in Louisville.
He was born on September 19, 1922 in Scott County to Lee and Gladys Deal Austin. He worked as a farmer, served as a former chairman of the Farm Bureau and was formerly the oldest continuous member of Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include his sons: Gary and Larry (Rita) Austin, both of Scottsburg; his nephews: Charles and Ernest Fourakers; three grandchildren: Amanda, Angela and Thomas; and one great-grandchild: Zachary. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister: Lucille Mae Fourakers.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home. Burial followed in Kimberlin Creek Cemetery.


HELEN L. COOK, 79, 79, Borden, died Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at Providence Retirement Home in New Albany.
She was born on February 26, 1932 to the late Albert and Edith Marie Troxel Thompson. She was a retired bookkeeper and Office Manager for the Hadley Potter Co. of Louisville. She was a member of both the Borden Lions Club and the First Christian Church of Borden.
Survivors include her sons: Rudy L. (Patty) and Troy L. (Missi) Cook, both of Borden; her brothers: Danny Thompson of Borden and Jerry Thompson of Salem; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, sister and her husband: Rudolph “Rudy” Cook.
Funeral services were held on Friday, October 21, 2011 at the First Christian Church. Burial followed at Walnut Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made out to the First Christian Church.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home.


NORMA JEAN WINGLER, 76, Washington County, died Wednesday, October 19, 2011.
She was born on February 13, 1935 in Salem to the late Burl and Anna Hampton Bottorff. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Pekin Church of Christ and attended the Mt. Carmel Christian Church in Campbellsburg.
Survivors include her sons: Steve and Terry Wingler, both of Campbellsburg, Tony Wingler of Salem and Lloyd Wingler, Jr. of London, Ky.; her daughters: Sherry Wheeler of Grover, N. C. and Janice Norell of Loogootee, Ind.; her brother: Larry Bottorff of Bloomington; her sisters: Ilene Elliott of Campbellsburg and Delmont Strange of Brownsburg, Ind.; her half-sister: Imogene Williams of Salem; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Lloyd C. Wingler; and her son: Dannie Lee Wingler.
Funeral services were held on Friday, October 21, 2011 at Dawalt Funeral Home. Burial followed at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.
Memorial contributions can be made out to the American Heart Association, 240 Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222.


JOSEPH LYNN REISTER, 2 years old, of Charlestown, died Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Kosair Childrens Hospital in Louisville, KY.
He was born December 31, 2008 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, Indiana, the son of Matt and Christina (White) Reister of Charlestown.
He loved his family and life. He enjoyed The Yo Gaba-Gaba Show, Shrek, Playing, and listening to music and being read too.
He is survived by his Parents; Matt & Christina Reister of Charlestown, three brothers; Allen McCowan, William Reister Nicholas Wojton, One Sister, Kassie White; Paternal grandparents: Bill (Marjorie Morris) Reister, of Salem, Linda (Looney) Browder, of Henryville; Maternal grandparents; Raymond (Lola) White, of Henryville; one niece, Kira Huckleberry, several aunts and uncles, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by one brother: Andrew Christopher Reister.
Rev. Leon Armstrong will conduct funeral services at 12 p.m. on Friday October 21, 2011 at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Henryville with burial to follow at Clarks Chapel Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8:00 p.m. on Thursday October 20, 2011 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory Henryville and after 11 a.m. on Friday at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory Henryville.
Memorials may be given to the family c/o Adams Funeral Home & Crematory Henryville to assist with funeral expences.
The family wishes to express their love and appreciation to everyone at Kosair Childrens Hospital in Louisville, And Riley Children Hospital in Indianapolis for all of the love and support show to them and making Joseph life so very special.
Online condolences may be given to the family at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


MELVIN R. CONDRA, 59, of Palmyra, died October 19, 2011.
He worked at Fire King in New Albany for 33 years. He was a great cook who had developed, made and sold “Hot’s” hot sauce and was a very talented musician. He also was a proud member of the Sons of American Legion and VFW. He was born on November 1, 1951 in New Albany, to the late John and Sarah (Williams) Condra.
He is survived by his son, Jason Condra of Palmyra; daughters, Angela Harley (Frankie) of Floyds Knobs, Nanny Cambron (Joey) of Greenville and Missy Oxford of New Albany; sisters, Donna Volpert and Rebecca Payne, both of New Albany; grandchildren, Skyler Condra, Emily and Kattie Cambron, K. K. Harley, Tiffany Crawford, and Lee and Richie Saltsgaver.
Cremation was chosen following his wishes, and his Memorial Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany).
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


HAROLD DEAN DIXON, 65, Salem, died Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospital.
He was born on August 4, 1946 in Paoli to Ralph and Rachel Pauline Dillard Dixon. He was a custodian for Salem First Christian Church and a member of Salem (High Street) Church of Christ. He was also a published author, a 4-H Leader and a former Awareness Washington County class member.
Survivors include his wife: Betty Elrod Dixon; and his son: Michael Ralph Dixon.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers: Carl Eugene and Donald Ray Dixon.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.


CHARLES W. SMALL, 67, Port St. Lucie, Fla., formerly of Underwood, died Monday, October 17, 2011 at St. Lucie Medial Center.
He was born on December 4, 1943 in Charlestown to the late John and Dollia Small. He was retired from the American Can Company in Austin and was a U.S. Air Force and Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife: Kay E. Graves Small; his daughter: Kimberly A. Whelan of Toano, Va.; his granddaughters: Rebecca (Raman) Williams of Chesapeake, Va. And Jamie Whelan of Toano, Va.; his brothers: William Small of Dayton, Oh. and Orman Small of Goldendale, Wa.; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister: Annie Small.
A celebration of life will take place in Indiana at a later date.


BETTY JUNE NICE STRANGE, 84, Salem, died Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at her home.
She was born on August 30, 1927 in Illinois to Banks and Anna Pearl Alspaugh Nice. She was a retired nurse's aid for Washington County Memorial Hospital and a member of Livonia Baptist Church.
Survivirs include her husband: Harold Strange; her son: Kevin Strange of Salem; her daughter: Donna Denkevitz of Springillve, Ind.; her brothers: Junior, Robert and James Nice, all of Salem; her sisters: Ruby Humphrey, Helen Branaman and Nona Cole, all of Salem; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Livonia Baptist Church. Burial followed in Livionia Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Weathers Funeral Home.


MICHELLE JO “MISSY” GOODHUE, 46, Palmyra, died Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon.
She was born on February 12, 1965 in Corydon to the late Thomas and Eleanora Marsh Lohrstorfer. She was employed at KCI Supply Company in Louisville.
Survivors include her husband: Jerry Goodhue II; her daughter: Ashley (Jordan) Black of Palmyra; her sons: Justin Goodhue of Louisville, Kyle Goodhue of Palmyra and Todd (Amber) Goodhue of New Salisbury; her sisters: Julie Hedden of Elizabeth and Lisa Sturgil of New Albany; her brothers: Tom Lohrstorfer of Sellersburg, Jeff Lohrstorfer of Alabama, Chris Lohrstorfer of Mississippi and Scott Lohrstorfer of Louisville; and her grandchildren: Candence Michelle Black and Dane Goodhue.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister: Nina Hiser.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.
Burial followed in Central Barren Cemetery near New Salisbury.


JOHN “ROCKY” ROSCOE SIPE, 86, Scottsburg, formerly of Madison, died Saturday, October 22, 2011 at his home.
He was born on March 21, 1925 in Deputy to the late William L. and Glen Rose Cook Sipe. He was a retired supervisor over demolition for Jefferson Proving Ground in Madison, a U.S. Army veteran of WW II and attended the Deputy United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Scottsburg Moose Lodge, the Madison VFW Post 1969 and Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Survivors include his daughter: Bonnie Schiller of Scottsburg; his sons: Dake (Donna) Sipe of Charlestown and Darrell (Lorena) Sipe of Concord, N.C.; his sisters: Dorothy Mousa of Anderson, Ind. and Betty (Ray) Hammersley of Deputy; his brother: Cecil (Susie) Sipe of Deputy; his grandchildren: Greg Riley, Jenny Burgess and Amy Sherman; and his great-grandchildren: Kaliee Lynn, Skylar, Liam and Lawson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his long-time companion: Lillian R. Sipe; his sisters: Marie Caron and Louise Sipe; and his brothers: Lawrence, Leory, Donlad, Stanley and Irvin Sipe.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.
Burial followed in Pisgah Cemetery near Deputy, with full military honors conducted at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
A Masonic service was held on Monday, October 24, 2011 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
The family requests memorial contributions be made out to the American Heart Association.


ALFRED A. BAGSHAW, 82, formerly of Henryville, passed away Friday, October 21 in Wabasso, Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Alice Bagshaw and his wife, Mae Bagshaw.
Survivors include two brothers, Donald Bagshaw of Taylorsville, Kentucky and Murray Bagshaw of Henryville; a niece, Cindy Comstock of Charlestown and two great-nephews, Thomas Comstock and Jackson Bagshaw.


MARJORIE M. (FINLEY) SAGE, 89, of Seymour died Friday, October 21, 2011 at Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown.
She was born January 25, 1922 in Scott County, the daughter of the Late Charlie & Elba Wiggs Finley. She was a 1940 Graduate of Crothersville High School. She married Eugene E. Sage November 7, 1946 they were married 41 years.
She worked as a secretary for the Indiana State Police Post In Seymour for 23 years retiring around 1985. She was a member of the Indiana State Police Association. Attended Reddington Christian Church, enjoyed working in her flower garden or in the yard, and spent the winters in Florida or Hollywood.
Survivors include one brother; Dale (Margie) Finley of Crothersville, two nephews Larry (Cathy ) Finley of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jerry Cremeens of Norman, Ind., two nieces; Sharon Smith of Crothersville, Shirley fields of Lexington, Several great nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, and One Sisters; Mildred Cremeens.
Rev. David Schill will conduct Funeral Services at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville, With Burial at Crothersville Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday, October 24, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville. And from 10 a.m. to service time Tuesday at funeral home.
Memorial Donations to Hoosier Christian Village or Donors Choice.
Online condolences may be given to the family and a video tribute can be viewed at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


THOMAS LEE BRYANT II, 45 of Spartanburg, South Carolina, formerly of Jackson and Scott Counties, died Friday, October 21, at Spartanburg Regional Hospital.
She was born June 10, 1966, in Greensburg, Ky, the son of Thomas L. Bryant I and Sylvia D. Burnette Woodard.
He graduated from Austin High School in 1984.  He loved the Rolling Stones and listening to Rush Limbaugh.
He is survived by his mother Sylvia and step-father Bob Woodard, his father Thomas and step-mother Debra, brother, Robert S. Bryant, sister, Sarah Beth Bryant, Carrie (Patrick) Bryant Earley.
He is also survived by his step-brother, Ed (Jill) Woodard and step-sister, Debra (Donnie) Wetzel.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lemuel Barnette and Lillian Broyles and paternal grandparents, John and Wilma Bryant.
Memorials may be given to Help Feed the Hungry.
A graveside service will be held at Riverview Cemetery at a later date.


ROBERT  COLLINS, 77, of  Austin, died Friday, October 21, 2011 at Seymour Crossing in  Seymour.
He was born in Breathitt County, Ky. on July 21, 1934, the son of the late James and Callie Collins.
Survivors include daughters, Hazel Skelton of Fla., Teresa Collins of Austin, Patricia Stidham of Paris Crossing.
Sons, Johnny Collins of Columbus, Joe Collins of Kentucky, Donald J. Collins of Paris Crossing; sister, Jalie Gay of Tell City and brother, Sam Collins of Austin.
He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by a son, Tommy Collins and two grandchildren, Steven Collins and Julian Gross.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 26, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin, with Rev. Joe Collins officiating.
Visitation will be  Tuesday 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday after 9 a.m.  at Buchanan Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery in  Austin.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


JUNIOR  COUCH, 64, of  Seymour died Friday, October 21, 2011 at his residence.
He was born in Yerkes, Ky. on October 11, 1947, the son of the late Eli Pim and Sadie (Sizemore) Couch.
Survivors include daughters, Tina Johnson of Hazard, Ky., a son, Jerry Couch of Hazard, Ky.; sisters, Helen Rice of Austin, Brenda Gay of Buckhorn, Ky.; brothers, Charlie Couch of Austin, Jerry Couch of Austin, Taylor Couch of Austin, Freddie Couch of Austin.
He is also survived by three grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, October 24, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin, with Rev. Marvin McIntosh officiating.
Visitation will be Monday after 10 a.m. at Buchanan Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery in  Austin, IN.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


ROGER R. WRIGHT, 69, Americus, Kan., formerly of Austin, died Friday, October 14, 2011 at his home.
He was born on April 25, 1942 in Austin to Lovell and Ruby Wright. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the VFW post 7957.
Survivors include his wife: Marie Miller Wright of Americus; his sons: Carl Wright of Oviedo, Fla. and Chris Wright of Scottsburg; his brothers: Randall and Ronald Wright, both of Austin; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were not announced.
Memorial contributions may be made out to the Americus Parks Fund or the Americus Senior Center, KansasLand Bank, P.O. Box 374, Americus, KS 66835.


ISABELLA PARROTT, 83, Scottsburg, died Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg.
She was born on June 2, 1928 in London, Ky. to the late George and Ellen Wolfe Barnard. She was a retired employee of old Scottsburg Nursing Home, a life member of the Crothersville V.F.W. Post # 1083 Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Zoah Christian Church in Scottsburg.
Survivors include her daughter: Patricia A. (Steve) Smith of Scottsburg; her brother: Roosevelt Barnard of Scottsburg; her sister: Ann Parott of Scottsburg; her grandsons: Bryan (Cynthia) Mullins and Eric (Lydia) Mullins; her step-grandchildren: Mike (Tiffany) Smith and Michelle (Mike) Bowman; five great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Monday, October 24, 2011 at Collins Funeral Home.


FRED KIRBY “FRITZ” WILKERSON, 75, Lexington, died Saturday, October 22, 2011 at his home.
He was born on July 10, 19356 in Wilson, N.C. to the late Fred B. and Gertrude B. Rogers Wilkerson. He was retired from the maintenance department at the Indiana Kentucky Electric Company in Madison after 25 and a half years of service. He was also a licensed pilot who instructed many students and worked for various flight schools and airports over the years as well. He was a member of the Long Run Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife: Hazel Jean Curry Wilkerson of Lexington; his sons: Fred Kenneth (Karen) Wilkerson and Mark Allen (Kingaley) Wilkerson, both of Madison; his grandchildren: Ashley Nicole, Jordan Allen, William Kirby and Kayla Ann Wilkerson; his father-in-law: Clinton Curry of Hanover; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Arnold Wayne (Ruth) Curry and Dianna (Roy) Davis, both of Hanover, and Lee Roy (Carolyn) Curry of Anderson, Ind.; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father: Albert Miles; and his mother-in-law: Leo Loretta Dunning Curry.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
Memorial contributions may be made out to the Kent Volunteer Fire Department, Kent United Methodist Church or Hospice.


ISABELLA PARROTT, 83, of Scottsburg, died Saturday Oct. 22, 2011 at the Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg.
She was born June 2, 1928 in London, Kentucky, the daughter of the late William and Helen (Wolfe) Barnard. She was married to Roy Lee Parrott, who died February 8, 1973.
She was a retired dietician at the old Scottsburg Nursing Home, a member of the Zoah Christian Church both in Scottsburg and a life member of the Crothersville V.F.W. Post # 1083 Ladies Auxiliary in Crothersville.
Survivors include a daughter: Patricia A. (Stefan) Smith of Scottsburg; a brother: Rooseveldt Barnard of Scottsburg; a sister, Ann Parrott of Scottsburg; two grandsons, Eric (Lyddia) Mullins & Bryon (Cynthia) Mullins; two step grandchildren: Mike (Tiffany) Smith & Michelle (Mike) Bowman; five great-grandchildren, Kacie, Ally, Haley, Ethan and Chloe Mullins and three step-great-grandchildren, Amber Richardson, Christopher & Braden Smith.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Online condolences:may be made at collinsfuneralhome.net.


JOSEPH J. RODRIGUEZ, 86, of Scottsburg, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 at Veterans Administration Hospital in Louisville.
He was born on November 18, 1924 in Hellertown, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Manuel and Paula  (Cano) Rodriguez.  He retired from the U.S. Army after more than 30 years of service and had served in WW II with the 17th Airborne and later with both the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions.  He also served three tours of duty in Vietnam and participated in Operation Rip Cord.  For many years, while stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., he served as a drill instructor. After retirement from the Army, with the rank of Command Sergeant Major, he served as an investigator with the EEOC in Louisville, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy A. Rodriguez in 1985 and his second wife, Aileen Herald-Rodriguez in 2011 and several siblings.
Survivors include two stepsons, Barry Herald of Jeffersonville, Indiana and Scott (Reba) Herald of Scottsburg, Indiana;  a sister,  Marie Sculley of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and two granddaughters, Skylar Lauren Elizabeth & Scarlett Rayanne Aileen Herald.
A Memorial Mass was held Saturday, October 22, 2011 at American Martyrs Catholic Church in Scottsburg, Indiana.
Cremation was chosen and burial will be private at a later date in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg handled the arrangements.
Online condolences: www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


TONY RAY PINKSTON, 56, of Edinburgh, formerly of Scottsburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at the Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus.
He was born April 30, 1955 in Louisville, Kentucky. Ge was a former truck driver for Columbus Container in Columbus.
Survivors include a son, Chris (Katy) Pinkston of Clermont, Florida; his parents, John & Bobbie Dickerson of Scottsburg; three sisters, Terry (Gary) Swope of Scottsburg, Sherry (Danny) Pate of Austin & Robin (Mark) Hayes of Scottsburg; a brother, Michael (Selena) Dickerson of Scottsburg and several nieces & nephews.
Celebration of Life was held Saturday at Mike & Selena Dickerson's home in Scottsburg.
Memorials may be given to the family c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana.
Online condolences at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.



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