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Obituaries November 16, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 November 2011 00:00

DOUGLAS LYNN “DOUG” BUXTON, 46
VERNON C. LEDFORD, 65
JEFFREY W. “JEFF” HENSLEY, 55
SAMUEL LEE BRASHER, 60
CECILIA “NADINE” WALKER, 84
HAROLD J. HUNTER, 74
MARIA BELIA SALINAS, 56
DARRELL RAY DAUGHERTY, 54
LEON E. ELWANGER, 76
SAMUEL LEE BRASHER, 60
SCLAUDE SHORT, JR., 92
LOREN W. SHEPHERD, 82
CATHERINE A. MACINTOSH, 77
RUBY IRENE SINGLETON, 87
MARCUS WAYNE STRUNK, 51
BETTY A. WELMAN, 86
DONNA G. SEARS, 78
JOHN F. WOJTOVICZ, 65
MARY ELIZABETH PHILLIPS BLASDEL, 95
FERN S. MOUNT, 87
JAMES LEE FUGATE, 52
ROBERT J. COUCH, 100
CHARLES J. KEITHLEY, 78
VIRGINIA BABCOCK, 86

 

DOUGLAS LYNN “DOUG” BUXTON, 46, Madison, died Monday, November 7, 2011 at his home.
He was born on April 27, 1965 in Madison to Donald Buxton and Betty Tingle Messer. He was employed with Granite Tool & Engineering in Columbus for 18 years and had been working more recently as a tool and die maker and machinist for R & T Steel in Madison. He was also a member of the Lick Branch Baptist Church near Deputy.
Survivors include his wife: Angela “Angie” Weatherbee Buxton of Madison; his sons: Cody (Erika) Buxton of Deputy and Nathaniel Buxton of Madison; his step-son: Jason (Kristie) Renschler of Hanover; his grandchildren: Braylon and Kaylee Renschler and Jackson Buxton; his parents; his step-father: Gordon Messer of Madison; his brothers: Tim (Denise) Buxton of Hanover, Dave (Rhonda) and Jamie (Alice) Buxton, both of Madison; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Larry and Barbara Weatherbee of Madison; his brother-in-law: Michael (Tina) Stewart of Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: John and Mabel Tingle.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial followed in Lick Branch Cemetery near Deputy.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Doug L. Buxton Memorial Fund.


VERNON C. LEDFORD, 65, Salem, died Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at his home.
He was born on August 26, 1946 in Washington County to Daniel and Geneva Ledford. He was retired from the Swift Trucking Company and a member of the VFW American Legion.
Survivors include his wife: Debra Huff Ledford; his children: Michael, Jeanie and Pam; his brothers: Tommy Ledford of Salem and Billy Ledford of Ky.; his sisters: Linda Ledford and Betty Loyd, both of Salem.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Weathers Funeral Home.


JEFFREY W. “JEFF” HENSLEY, 55, Hanover, died Monday, November 7, 2011 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville.
He was born on February 14, 1956 in Madison to Everett Richard and Edria Grace Kruse Hensley. He had been employed with both the Jefferson Proving Ground as an electrician and at the Madison State Hospital as the Lan Administrator. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife: Julie Ehlert Hensley of Hanover; his son: Jonathan Hensley of Hanover; his grandson: Ayden Faulkner Hensley; his brother: Ed (Brenda) Hensley of Hanover; his sisters: Sue Thompson of Charlestown and Joyce Hensley of Benton, Ill.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Allyn and Patricia Ehlert of Madison; his brother-in-law: Steve (Rosie) Mitchell of Buena Vista, Ariz.; his best friend: Leslie (Connie) Beach of Hanover; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother: James Ray Hensley; and his nephew: Adam Bradley.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial followed at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Jeffrey W. Hensley Memorial Fund.


SAMUEL LEE BRASHER, 60, a life long resident of Jackson County, died Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at his sons home in rural Austin.
He was born October 5, 1951 in Alabama, he was the son of S. Walter and Hazel (Hall) Brasher who are both deceased. He was a 1970 Crothersville High School graduate and a 1971 Dupage Horticultural School graduate. He was a real estate agent, auctioneer, painter and handyman. He was a United States Veteran serving in the United States Army being honorably discharged in October 1977. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Moose Lodge, and American Legion Post all in Seymour. He loved pitching horseshoes with his friends.
Survivors include, a son, Anthony (Julie) Brasher of Austin, two grandchildren, Dakota Lee Brasher and Addison Sage Brasher both at home in Austin, seven siblings, Gerald Basher of Crothersville, David (Joyce) Brasher of Seymour, Dennis (Stacey) Brasher of Seymour, Joyce Deaton of North Vernon, Jan (Danny) Senn of Seymour, Judy (Grant) Couch of Columbus.
One brother Joe Brasher, one brother in law Bob Deaton and a nephew Anthony Todd Brasher preceded him in death.
Reverend Nathan Couch will conduct funeral services at Noon on Friday, November 11, 2011 at Adams Funeral Homes & Crematory in Crothersville with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery.
Friends may visit the family from 10:00 AM until Noon on Friday, November 11, 2011 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville.
Memorial donations may be given in memory of Lee to the family c/o Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 E. Howard Street, Crothersville, IN 47229
Online condolences may be given to the family and a video tribute can be seen at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


CECILIA “NADINE” WALKER, 84, of Hanover and a 10-year resident of Hanover Health and Rehabilitation, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011.
She was formerly of Crothersville moving from Tennessee in 1937, and lived in Madison and North Vernon. She was born August 9, 1927 in Huntsville, Tenn., the daughter of William and Eva (Robbins) Walker who are both deceased. She was of Baptist Faith, a member of Bethany Baptist Church, and loved her extensive doll collection.
Survivors include one sister, Betty Smith of Westport, Ind. and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.
Reverend L.E. Schafer conducted funeral services Thursday, November 10 at Adams Funeral Homes & Crematory in Crothersville. Burial followed at Crothersville Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given in memory of Nadine to Crothersville Cemetery, Mental Health America or donor’s choice c/o Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 E. Howard Street, Crothersville, IN 47229.
Online condolences may be given to the family and a video tribute can be seen at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


HAROLD J. HUNTER, 74, of New Albany died November 7, 2011.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, and a former salesman for Buzzi-Unicem, Inc. He was born on August 10, 1937 in Paducah, Ky. to the late Ian W. Hunter and Katherine Hunter Wheeler.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 50 years, Mary R. (Batliner) Hunter; three sons, Michael Hunter, David Hunter (Diana), and Eric Hunter; two grandchildren, Grace and Ava; brother, William Hunter (Judy); sisters-in-law, Earlene (Batliner) Montgomery (Jack) and Judy (Batliner) Jacobi (John); and brothers-in-law, Joseph Batliner (Jean), James Batliner (Jean).
Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2011 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, Indiana) with a Rosary Service.
His Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (1752 Scheller Lane, New Albany) followed by military honors and burial at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent DePaul (1752 Scheller Lane, New Albany, Ind. 47150), Boys Town (200 Flanagan Boulevard, Boys Town, NE 68010), or Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


MARIA BELIA SALINAS, 56,  of Austin, died Tuesday,  November 8, 2011  at her residence surrounded by family and friends.
She was born August 8, 1955 in Pharr, Texas, the daughter of the late Guadalupe  Avendano Sr. and Viviana  (Guzman) Avendano.
She married  Isaac  Salinas on August 21, 1982,  who survives in Austin. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church  in Columbus. She was very active in the March of Dimes and participated in all the walks for the March of Dimes with her co-workers at Valeo Sylvania in Seymour.
Survivors include sons, Shawn C. Wilson, Bloomington, Joshua N. Salinas, Columbus; a brother: Jaime Avendano, a sister: Elva Cavazos, Columbus.  She is also survived by two grandchildren Bianca and Georgia Salinas; step-grandchildren, Brianna, Natasha, Aaron and Mercedes.
She was preceded in death by: Her Parents, Brothers, Guadalupe Jr. and Sergio Avendano.
Funeral Service: 11:00 am Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at Buchanan Funeral Home  with Rev. Ricardo Romero officiating.
Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery   Austin, Indiana.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


DARRELL RAY DAUGHERTY, 54, Greenville, died October, 29, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Trudy Eaglen Daugherty; daughter, Ashley Nevil of Greenville; brothers, John Daugherty of Marysville, Mike Daugherty of Louisville, and Ronald Daugherty of Louisville; grandchildren, Ashlend Nevil and Dale Nevil, Jr.
Cremation was chosen.
Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown handling arrangements.


LEON E. ELWANGER, 76, of Georgetown, died November 9, 2011 at his home.
He was a retired mechanic of 35 years for Fontaine Trucking Company. He was born on March 18, 1935 in New Albany, to the late Roy and Leona Elwanger.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Elizabeth G. (Deibel) Elwanger.
Visitation will be 3 to 8 PM on Friday, November 11, 2011 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, Indiana) and on Saturday from 11 AM to 1 PM. His Funeral Service was Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at Newcomer Funeral Home in New Albany. Burial followed at Edwardsville Cemetery in Georgetown.
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


SAMUEL LEE BRASHER, 60, a life long resident of Jackson County, died Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at his sons home in rural Austin.
He was born October 5, 1951 in Alabama, the son of S. Walter and Hazel (Hall) Brasher who are both deceased. He was a 1970 Crothersville High School graduate and a 1971 Dupage Horticultural School graduate. He was a real estate agent, auctioneer, painter and handyman. He was a United States Veteran serving in the United States Army being honorably discharged in October 1977. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Moose Lodge, and American Legion Post all in Seymour. He loved pitching horseshoes with his friends.
Survivors include, a son, Anthony (Julie) Brasher of Austin, two grandchildren, Dakota Lee Brasher and Addison Sage Brasher both at home in Austin, seven siblings, Gerald Basher of Crothersville, David (Joyce) Brasher of Seymour, Dennis (Stacey) Brasher of Seymour, Paul (Ruby) Brasher of Seymour, Joyce Deaton of North Vernon, Jan (Danny) Senn of Seymour, Judy (Grant) Couch of Columbus, his former wife and companion, Frances Brasher of Seymour.
One brother Joe Brasher one brother in law Bob Deaton and a nephew Anthony Todd Brasher preceded him in death.
Reverend Nathan Couch conducted funeral services Friday, November 11, 2011 at Adams Funeral Homes & Crematory in Crothersville. Burial followed at Crothersville Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given in memory of Lee to the family c/o Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 E. Howard Street, Crothersville, IN 47229
Online condolences may be given to the family and a video tribute can be seen at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com


CLAUDE SHORT, JR., 92, Salem, died Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Floyd County Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He was born on September 30, 1919 in Salem to the late Claude C. Short, Sr., and Daisy E. Miller Short. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II, a life long member of the Salem American Legion Cecil Grimes Post # 41, and a member of First Christian Church in Salem.
Survivors include his wife: Faye K. Colglazier Short; his daughter: Wanda L. (Doug) Roberts of Grand Rapids, Mich.; his son: Steven R. (Kay) Short of Salem; his brother: Robert Short of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at First Christian Church of Salem. Burial followed at Crown Hill Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made out to Washington County Food Bank, P.O. Box 128, Salem, IN 47167, or to First Christian Church of Salem, 305 E. Walnut Street, Salem, IN, 47167.


LOREN W. SHEPHERD, 82, Salem, died Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at his residence.
He was born on January 5, 1929 in Whitesville, Mo. to the late John and Agnes Flanagan Shepherd. He was retired from over 30 years of service with the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant in Charlestown. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife: Ruth Felker Shepherd; his sons: Mark (Beverly) and John Bruce (Patty) Shepherd; his daughter: Nancy (Monty) Reisinger; his sister: MaryAnn Newton of Oceanside, Calif; his siter-in-law: MaryAnn Shepherd of Denver, Colo.; 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and two sisters.
A Remembrance of Life gathering will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem from 5 to 9 p.m.


CATHERINE A. MACINTOSH, 77, of Scottsburg, died Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born on April 19, 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of the late Bryant and Fannie  (Dobell) Froman.  She was a retired Activities Director & Aide at the old Williams Manor Nursing Home in Scottsburg, Indiana, a member of the First Christian Church and an inactive member of the O.E.S. Chapter 107 in Scott County.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Froman and former husband, David MacIntosh, Sr.
Survivors include two son, Jack MacIntosh (Bobbie) of Sellersburg, Indiana and David MacIntosh, Jr. (Pam) of Scottsburg; a daughter,  Shawna Donahue (Kent) of Louisville, Ky.;  a sister,  Audrey Connite of Raytown, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Jenna, Deven (Ariel) & Michael (Holly) MacIntosh, Ryan, Jordan & Kayli Donahue, Ryan (Megan) Cherry & Zack Adams and two great-grandchildren, Roman Cherry & Logan Donahue.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Online condolences may be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


RUBY IRENE SINGLETON, 87, of Crothersville, died Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
She was born December 16, 1923 in Perry County, Ky., the daughter of Walter Ray Lewallen and Lucinda Combs. On December 11, 1943 she married Alex J. Singleton in Perry Co., Ky. who preceded her in death on March 12, 1999. She was a member of the Austin Church of Christ.
Survivors include, two sons, Dan L. Singleton (Carolyn) of Columbus, Dennis R. (Jolie Porter) Singleton of Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, three daughters, Brenda J. (Frank) LaMaster of Scottsburg, Karen L. (Larry Smallwood) Prince of Crothersville, Deborah A. (Walter) Howington of Corbin, Ky., 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, one brother Bob Lewallen of Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Betty S. Colyer, one sister Lucille Baker, one brother, Albert Lewallen.
Brother Lonis Wooten conducted funeral services on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville. Burial followed at Crothersville Cemetery.
Friends may visit the family on Tuesday November 15, 2011 from 10 a.m. until noon at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville.
Memorial contributions can be given in memory to American Diabetes Association c/o Adams Funeral Home 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.
Online condolences may be given to the family at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


MARCUS WAYNE STRUNK, 51, New Albany, died Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He was born in New Albany on March 17, 1960 the son of Walter Louis and Gladys Wyrick Strunk. He was a pipefitter for Local Pipefitters Union # 502.
He is survived by his mother, Gladys Strunk of New Albany; one brother, Walter Ellis Strunk (Janice) of Palmyra and Roberta Sue Sommerfield (Terry)  of Grand Junction, Colorado.
Funeral services will be held at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown on Thursday at 1 p.m. Pastor Bob Wyatt will officiate. Burial will be in the Edwardsville Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home in Georgetown on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Thursday.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made in his name either thru the First Harrison Bank or the funeral home.


BETTY A. WELMAN, 86, died Nov. 12, 2011 at Bee Hive Homes, Georgetown.
She was born Oct. 30 1925 to the late Escoe and Rebecca Ruth Rumbley Barksdale. She was a former Town Clerk-Treasurer for Town of Georgetown and a member of Old Capitol Saddle Club and Christ United Methodist Church.
Also preceding her in death was her husband, Charles K. Welman, Sr.
Surviving are three sons, Charles K. Welman, Jr. (Linda) of Corydon; Robbie L. Welman (Kimberly) of Indianapolis, James Randy Welman (Judy) of Greenville; sisters, Barbara Reilly of Lanesville, Mary Louise Reilly of Floyds Knobs; sisters-in-laws, Ella Mae Helman of New Albany, Doris Jean Welman of Georgetown; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 at Swarens Funeral Home, 1405 Hwy 64 NW Ramsey.
Burial followed in Wolfe Cemetery, Georgetown.


DONNA G. SEARS, 78, of Scottsburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 at the Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg.
She was born June 24, 1933 in Scottsburg, the daughter of the late W. Ira and Alberta (Bower) Watson. She was a former cook at the Scott County Correction Center in Scottsburg and attended the Grace Covenant Church in Austin.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Neil Watson.
Survivors include her husband, Stewart F. Sears; a stepson, Stewart W. "Bill" Sears of Scottsburg; a stepdaughter, Stephanie Link of Jasper and three step-grandchildren.
Cremation was chosen and private graveside services were conducted at Scottsburg Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana.


JOHN F. WOJTOVICZ, 65, Memphis, died Saturday November 12, 2011 at his residence.
He was born on December 21, 1945 in Worcester, Mass., the son of Benjamin and Pearl Vota Wojtovicz. He was a Carpenter and enjoyed time spent fishing and video taping family and friends.
Survivors include his sons, Mark Wojtovicz (Shannon) Cass, Michigan and John Sweet(Bobby), Memphis; daughter, Pearl Funderburk, Edwardsburg,  Michigan and eight grandchildren.
Memorial services for Mr. Wojtovicz will be held at a later date.
Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown is charge of arrangements.
Condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


MARY ELIZABETH PHILLIPS BLASDEL, 95, Deputy, died Friday, November 11, 2011 at her home.
She was born on April 8, 1916 in Deputy to Marcus D. and Elizabeth Jane Graham Phillips. She had worked as an attendant with the Muscatutuck State Hospital in Butlerville for twenty one years and was also a member of the Lick Branch Baptist Church near Deputy.
Survivors include her daughters: Barbara L. Riley of Deputy, Shirley E. (John) Copeland of North Vernon and Linda A (Jerry) Hendrix of Paris Crossing, Ind.; her son: Michael Keith (Carol Joyce) Blasdel of Hanover; 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son: Roger Gayle Blasdel; her brothers: Forest, Paul, Walter and John Phillips; her half-brothers: William Corzier Ferguson, Harley Glen and Charles M. Phillips; her sister: Martha Cain; her half-sister: Gretta Phillips; and her son in law: John Riley, Jr.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial followed at Dupont Cemetery.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter or the American Cancer Society.


FERN S. MOUNT, 87, Columbus, formerly of Scott County, died Saturday, November 12, 2011 in Columbus.
She was born on September 16, 1924 in Kentucky to Nicholas and Maude Hamblin Susnick. She was a retired administrative assistant for the U.S. Government and a member of the baptist church.
Survivors include her husband: Donald T. Mount of Columbus; her brother: Logan (Margaret) Susnick of Austin; and her sister: Phyllis Lacy of Scottsburg. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters: Jean Susnick, Pauline Williams, Maelda Fields and Mollie Stuart; and her brothers: Ruthford, Boaz and Jack Susnick.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home. Burial followed in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Columbus Hospice, C/O Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N. 1st Street, Scottsburg, IN 47170.


JAMES LEE FUGATE, 52, Paris Crossing, died Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at King's Daughters Hospital in Madison.
He was born on April 22, 1959 in Scottsburg to Mason and Lena Riley Fugate. He had worked as a building technician for O.V.O. in Madison and was a former minister of Faith Assembly in Paris Crossing. He was also a member of Wooster Church of God in Wooster, Ind. and a former member of A.B.A.T.E.
Survivors include his wife: Mary Fugate of Paris Crossing; his sons: Sailor Louden and Luke Fugate, both of Paris Crossing, Carter Louden of Commiskey, Ind. and Jake Stewart of Madison; his daughters: Jessie (Jim) Lang of North Vernon and Angela Sharp of Seymour; his brothers: Don Fugate of Austin and Mason Fugate of Commiskey; his sisters: Linda (Ed) McIntosh of Austin, Verna Watts of North Vernon and Penny Ashley of Commiskey; his uncle: Bill Riley of Lexington; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside services were conducted on Monday, November 14, 2011 at Vernon Cemetery in Vernon.
Funeral arrangements were handled by the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services of North Vernon.


ROBERT J. COUCH, 100, died Monday November 14, 2011 at his home.
He was born on March 6, 1911 in Sellersburg, the son of Perry Claude and Florence Ella Couch. He was a farmer and a member of Speed Memorial Church. He was member of Clark County Farm Bureau, Clarks Grant Historical Society, charter member of Clark County 4-H Corporation, Clark County Farmer of the Year, Conservation Farmer of the Year and Indiana State 5 Acre Corn Championship Winner.
Survivors include his sons, David Couch (LaVon), Charlestown and James Couch (Pam), Charlestown; daughter, Jeanie Bowen (John), Charlestown; brother, William Couch (JoAnna), Sellersburg; sister, Kathryn Stephens, Russell Springs, Ky.; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; brother-in-laws, Richard Lewman and Archie Wells; sister-in-laws, Edith Couch, Anita Couch, Mary Ellen Couch and Clara Crum.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 73 years Viola L.; son, Gerald and his wife Marie; brothers, Russell, Ernest, Homer and Claude Jr.; sisters, Dorothy Vest, Laura Couch and Pauline Wells.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 17, 2011 at the Speed Memorial Church with burial in Silver Creek Cemetery.
Visitation will held from 1-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown and on Thursday after 9 a.m. until time of service at the Church.
Expressions of Sympathy in memory of Mr. Couch may take the form of donations to the Speed Memorial Church.
Condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


CHARLES J. KEITHLEY, 78, of Georgetown, died November 8, 2011.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from B.F. Goodrich and was an auctioneer for 42 years. He was a member of Edwardsville United Methodist Church and the Georgetown Masonic Lodge.
He was born on February 28, 1933 in Jeffersonville, to the late James A. and Ola Mae (Scott) Keithley.
He is also preceded in death by his sister, Edith Stolberg.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Bonnie L. (Banet) Keithley; sons, Mike (Carol), Doug (Jackie), Howdy (Cherie), and Kenny Keithley (Lisa); and daughter, Patty Ritchie (Bill), all of Georgetown; sister, Esther Steier; brother, Don Keithley (Judy); 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
His Memorial Visitation will be from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Edwardsville United Methodist Church (4830 State Road 62, Georgetown) followed by a Memorial Service at 4 p.m. at the church.
The family requests that all who attend to please dress casually and comfortably.
Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross or to his church.
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


VIRGINIA BABCOCK, 86, Hardinsburg, died Sunday, Nov. 13 at Salem Crossing.
She was born on March 6, 1925 in Milltown, the daughter of Ora and Dora (Newkirk) Goss. She worked at Cornwells Cabinet Factory in Paoli, Bata Shoe Company in Salem and she retired from Smith Cabinet Factory in Salem in March of 1987. She attended Plain View Church of Christ in Paoli.
She married Odis James Babcock on Oct. 14, 1941. They were married 61 years and he preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 2002. She was also preceded in death by two sons Gary Lynn and Carl Wayne.
She is survived by five sons, James (Rita) Babcock, Hardinsburg; Donald Babcock, Salem, Randy (Sharon) Babcock, Salem, David (Becky) Babcock, Central Barren and Phillip (Dory) Babcock, Ramsey; one daughter, Linda Martin, Pekin and 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Burial will follow in Union Chapel Cemetery in Milltown.
Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.


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