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Obituaries November 23, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 22 November 2011 00:00

GEORGE V. PICKERILL, 86
PAUL K. THOMAS, SR., 87
MICHAEL EUGENE “MIKE” CURL, 50
ORA HOLLIN, 77
MALINDA  WHITE, 64
RUTH HAMPTON, 87
ELIZABETH MARIE ENOCHS, 80
BARBARA ELAINE PIERSON “BARB” WEAVER, 48
LARRY SANFORD CONRAD, 50
JOYCE W. CAIN, 69
GRACIE A. MARTIN, 64
LEONARD R. HURST, 83
ROGER DALE “PREACH” HOWARD, 67
CAROL JOAN GAMBLE, 79
KENNEDY WELLS RAYBURN RUCKER, 17
LARRY SANFORD CONRAD, 50
MYRTLE F. DIXON CAMPBELL, 84
ANNA M. MCPHERRON, 89
MARY JANE GORMAN, 54
CHARLES "BUCK" REECE, 72
TERESA KAY AUER, 48
ROBERT "A.J." EDMONSON, 85

 

GEORGE V. PICKERILL, 86, Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Salem, died Friday, November 11 in Arizona.
He was born on August 18, 1925 in Louisville to James and Lillian Miles Pickerill. He was retired after 32 years of service with International Harvester. He was also a member of Henryville Church of Christ, the Sunland Village Bowling Team, and a U.S. Navy veteran of WW II.
Survivors include his wife: Lydia Rossi Pickerill of Mesa; his sons: James Thomas Pickerill of Charlestown and Daniel Lee Pickerill of Scottsburg; his daughters:Vickey Sue Kingston and Donna L. Kaufman, both of Louisville, Marsha Jane Hardman of Lewisburg, Ky., Debra Frye of Clarksville, Ark., and Laura Pickerill of Jeffersonville; five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by two siblings and a step-grandchild.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem. Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors.


PAUL K. THOMAS, SR., 87, New Salisbury, died Monday, November 14, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Louisville. He was a retired minister and a U.S. Army veteran of WW II.
Survivors include his sons: Paul Thomas, Jr., Richard E. and Daniel N. Thomas; his daughters: Gail McCullum and Darlina “Dolly” Schultz; 14 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and his wife: Hazel Andrews Thomas.
Funeral services were held on Friday, November 18, 2011 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Burial followed at Graceland Baptist Abundant Life Cemetery in New Albany.


MICHAEL EUGENE “MIKE” CURL, 50, Madison, died Monday, November 14, 2011 in Gallipolis, Oh.
He was born on June 14, 1961 in Madison to the late James E. Curl, Sr., and Dorothy B. Ferguson Curl. He was employed as a superintendent with Force Construction for twenty years, and had currently been working as a carpenter and superintendent for Riverside Construction. He was a member of the Sons of Madison VFW Post 1969, Jefferson Post 9 and the Sons of the American Legion. He also attended Wirt Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife: Lisa D. Griffin Curl of Madison; his daughter: Lindsay Renee' Curl of Madison: his sisters: Barbara (Wayne) Wilson of Scottsburg, Cathy (Jeff) Blair of Brownstown; Cindy (Ron Bruemmer) Wesley of Seymour, and Shelia (Philip) Bruno of Indianapolis; his grandmother-in-law: Shirley JoAnn Wehner of Madison; his step-father-in-law and mother-in-law: Mike and Connie Gurley of Madison; his father-in-law and step-mother-in-law: Louis and Jan Griffin of New Albany; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Jeff and Lisa Griffin of Dupont and Greg and Sally Griffin of Versailles; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother: James E. Curl, Jr.; his first wife: Darla Wehner Curl; his grandparents and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mike Curl Memorial Fund.


ORA HOLLIN, 77, of rural Brownstown, died Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at her home.
She moved from Manchester, Ky. to Brownstown in 1961 and was a devoted wife and mother as a homemaker. Ora loved to work in her flowers. She was born April 5, 1934 in Leslie County, Ky., the daughter of Corbin and Subrina (Richie) Wooten who are both deceased.
On January 12, 1953 in Manchester, Kentucky she married John Hollin who survives in rural Brownstown.
Other survivors include, seven children and their spouses, Jewell (Roy Jr.) Hollin Caudill of Crothersville, Charlie Hollin of Brownstown, Cecil (Barbara Bowman) Hollin of Brownstown, Gary (Mary) Hollin of Columbus, John Jr. Hollin of Salem, Kenneth Hollin of North Vernon, Robert (Julie) Hollin of Brownstown, 20 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, three sisters, Camzie Wooten Eversole of Lockards Creek, Ky., Maxine Wooten Ross of Manchester, Ky., Norma Wooten (Mike) Baker of Manchester, Ky., one brother, Danny Wooten of Ohio.
She was preceded in death by a son, Tim Hollin in 1957, a granddaughter, Johnna Leigh Hollin, a great-grandson, Kevin Jeremy Shuler, one brother, Squire Wooten, four sisters, Alta Mae Brumley, Zola Stewart, Annie Henson, Elvie Brumley.
Brother Paul Jones will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 18, 2011 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery.
Friends may visit the family on Thursday November 17, 2011 from 4-8 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville and after 9 a.m. on Friday.
Memorial contributions can be given in memory of Ora to Crothersville Cemetery or Alzheimer’s 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.


MALINDA  WHITE, 64,  of Austin, died Wednesday,  November 16, 2011 at her residence.
She was born May 29, 1947 in Breathitt County, Ky., the daughter of the late Bobby  Johnson  and Martha  (Strong) Johnson. She married July 24, 1984 to Glenn  White, Who passed away September 30, 1998. She was the owner of Quality Used Cars in Austin, Indiana for over 25 years.
Survivors include son, Steven Douglas Caudill; son, Brandon Glenn (Kasey Rae) White, Austin; son, Tyler Joseph White, Austin; daughter, Shelby Brooke White, Austin; brother, Astor Combs, Austin; brother, Will Johnson, Breathitt County, Ky.; brother, Wilson Johnson, Breathitt County, Ky.; sister, Sally Spicer, Breathitt County, Ky.; sister, Lillie Sebastian, Austin; sister, Effie Riley, Breathitt County, Ky.
She is also survived by two grandchildren, Logan John Caudill and Kaden Glenn White.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at Buchanan Funeral Home  with Rev. Steve Gwaltney officiating.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday  and after 9 a.m. Saturday at Buchanan Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Wesley Chapel Cemetery Austin.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


RUTH HAMPTON, 87, Salem, died Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
She was born on July 30, 1924 in Indiana to Manker and Phoebe Metzger Nicholson. She was a retired employee of B.F. Goodrich and a former group home provider for LifeSpring.
Survivors include her sons: Rick (Gloria) Hampton of Brooksville, Fla., Arthur Hampton of Campbellsburg, Dave (Cathy) Hampton of Pekin and Bruce (Mary) Hampton of Jeffersonville; her daughters: Phyllis (Sam) Markland of Pekin and Carolyn (Myron) Short of Salem; her brothers: Millard Nicholson of Tampa, Fla., Vern Nicholson of Salem and Irvin Nicholson of Sevierville, Tenn.; her sisters: Mary Shouse of Scottsburg, Doris Bierley of San Diego, Calif., Joyce Medlock of Henryville and Lou White of Borden; 15 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers: Willard, Arthur and Russell Nicholson.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.


ELIZABETH MARIE ENOCHS, 80, Salem, died Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospital.
She was born on March 15, 1931 in Salem to Delbert and Nora Malott Wingler. She worked as a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband: Jesse D. Enochs; her sons: James Enochs of Salem and David Enochs of Charlestown; her daughters: Deanna Winslow of Salem and Lisa Ruckman of Pekin; her brother: Jerry Wingler of South Boston; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.


BARBARA ELAINE PIERSON “BARB” WEAVER, 48, Madison, died Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
She was born on May 9, 1963 in Biloxi, Miss. to James and Joyce Teahan Pierson. She had worked for the King's Daughters' Hospital and later for the Department of Corrections at the Madison State Hospital. She was also a member of the St. Mary Catholic Parish in North Vernon.
Survivors include her husband: Michael Lee “Mike” Weaver of Madison; her daughters: Mykalia Weaver of Madison and Meagan Pierson of Louisville; her brothers: Jay, Jeff, Larry, Delbert and Bert Pierson, all of Louisville; her mother-in-law: Mary Weaver of Brownstown; her sister-in-law: Peggy Hohstreiter of Seymour; her best friends and caregivers: Tonya Bray of Madison and Mitzie Halcomb of Jennings County, Ind. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother: Paul Pierson; and her father-in-law: Lee Weaver.
Funeral services were held on Monday, November 21, 2011 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.


LARRY SANFORD CONRAD, 50, Charlestown, died Thursday November 17, 2011 at University of Louisville Hospital.
He was born on September 19, 1961 in Clark County, IN the son of Stanley Edward and Rose Ann Conrad. He worked in sales for several years at the old Bridges and Smith Paint Co. in Louisville.
Survivors include his son, Nathan Conrad, Charlestown; daughter, Megan Conrad, Charlestown; brothers, Dennis Conrad, Charlestown, Rick Conrad, Jeffersonville and Danny Conrad, Glasgow, KY; sisters, Donna Lanning, New Albany and Brenda Stephens, Jeffersonville; a grandchild, Nevaeh Conrad, Charlestown.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 21, 2011 at the Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
Visitation will held from noon until time of service on Monday.
Condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


JOYCE W. CAIN, 69, Salem, died Friday, November 18, 2011 at her daughter's house in Salem.
She was born on March 24, 1942 in Scottsville, Ky. to Omer and Lucy Lane Wade. She was a trucker driver for 21 years and a member of Lear Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter: Diane Deaton of Salem; her brother: Billy Joe Wade of Salem; her sister: June Bottoroff of Canton, Oh.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Larry J. Cain; a brother and two sisters.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Franklin Cemetery.


GRACIE A. MARTIN, 64, of Borden, died Thursday, November 17, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
She was born November 11, 1947 in New Albany, the daughter of Joseph O. Eiler Sr. and Anna Mae (O’Bryan) Eiler who are both deceased. She was a 1965 New Albany High School graduate. She owned Kentuckiana Interrupting Services Incorporated since 2002. She married Roy A. Martin in New Albany, on May 20, 1977 who preceded her in death on December 17, 2003.
Survivors include, daughters, Suanne J. Williams of Borden, Shannon (Michael W. Garvin) Martin of New Albany, four grandchildren, Josie L. Stephens of Borden, Christopher S. Headley of Borden, Michael L. Garvin of New Albany, Austin D. Williams of Borden.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday November 20, 2011 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Henryville.
Memorial donations may be given to the family c/o Adams Funeral Home 209 S. Ferguson Street, Henryville, IN 47126. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


LEONARD R. HURST, 83, of Austin, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011.
He was born on  August 12, 1928 in Paoli, Indiana, the son of the late Henry W. and Zeta  (Roach) Hurst.  He was a builder for the Pennsylvania Railroad for 12 years before going to work and retiring from Cummins Engine Company in Columbus, after 32 years.
He was a  Christian, U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of V.F.W. Post #6582 and the Vietnam Members Post #2 both in Austin and a member of the American Legion Scott Post # 234 in Scottsburg.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Hurst on Feb. 14, 2006; a daughter, Barbara Helton and a son, Michael Hurst McNear.
Survivors include three daughters, Regina Hughbanks of Scottsburg, Janet Johnson of Austin and Kathy Smith of Scottsburg; a brother, Melvin Hurst of Jeffersonville, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was Tuesday, Nov. 22 at Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison with full military honors.
Online condolences www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


ROGER DALE “PREACH” HOWARD, 67, Salem, died Friday, November 18, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born on September 11, 1944 in Harlan, Ky. to the late John N. and Lydia Clem Howard. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Cross Roads Baptist Church.
Survivors include his sons: Roger (Sue) Howard, Jr. and John (Desiree) Howard; his brothers: Hubert (Dana), Ewell (Linda), Hulen (Judy), Benny (Sherry), Neil (Debbie) and Mark Howard; his sisters: Barbara (Chester) VanMeter, Joan Hulett and Daisy (Robert) Sample; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers: Ernie, Gary and Johnny Howard.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home. Burial followed at Winslow Cemetery.


CAROL JOAN GAMBLE, 79, Salem, died Friday, November 18, 2011 at Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg.
She was born on January 25, 1932 in Knox County, Ind. to Mildred Donnar. She was retired from Nolan's Hardware and Murphy's Five and Dime Store. She was also a member of Monroe Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband: John Gamble; her son: Harold O. Gamble of Salem; her daughters: Charlene Lawrence and Johna Voyles, both of Salem; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son: James Gamble; her mother and her step-father: Otis Marshall.
Graveside services were held on Monday, November 21, 2011 at Franklin Cemetery.
Weathers Funeral Home handed the funeral arrangements.


KENNEDY WELLS RAYBURN RUCKER, 17, Madison, died Friday, November 18, 2011 near Madison.
He was born on September 12, 1994 in Madison to Michelle Rucker. He was currently a junior at Madison Consolidated High School and had been working at the Warren R. Rucker Sports Complex as a scorekeeper, announcer and umpire. He was also a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church.
Survivors include his mother and her companion: Aaron Finnegan, both of Madison; his grandmother: Pat Dailey Rucker of Madison; his aunts and uncles: Reenie and Gary Getz of Madison, Erin Rucker of Houston, Tx., Laura and Steve Maxey of Greenwood, Ind., Warren and Sharon Rucker of Vevay, Ind., Marc and Linda Rucker of Franklin, Ind., Christopher and Karen Rucker of Roanoke, Va., Robert and Tara Rucker of Franklin; several great aunts, great uncles, numerous cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather: Madison Mayor Warren Rayburn Rucker; his uncle: Deron Patrick Rucker; his aunt: Monica Marie Rucker; his great-grandparents: Maurice A. and Rowena Dailey and Arnold and Geraldine Rucker.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in downtown Madison. Visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
The family requests memorial contributions be made out to the Kennedy Wells Rayburn Rucker Scholarship Fund.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre handled the funeral arrangements.


LARRY SANFORD CONRAD, 50, Charlestown, died Thursday, November 17, 2011 at the University of Louisville Hospital.
He was born on September 19, 1961 in Clark County, IN to Stanley Edward and Rose Ann Conrad. He worked in sales for several years at the old Bridges and Smith Paint Co. in Louisville.
Survivors include his son: Nathan Conrad of Charlestown; his daughter: Megan Conrad, Charlestown; his brothers: Dennis Conrad of Charlestown, Rick Conrad of Jeffersonville and Danny Conrad of Glasgow, Ky.; his sisters: Donna Lanning of New Albany and Brenda Stephens of Jeffersonville; and his grandchild: Nevaeh Conrad of Charlestown.
Funeral services were held on Monday, November 21, 2011 at the Grayson Funeral Home. Burial followed in Charlestown Cemetery.


MYRTLE F. DIXON CAMPBELL, 84, Madison, died Sunday, November 20, 2011 at The Water's of Clifty Falls.
She was born on June 9, 1927 in Hazard, Ky. to John Dixon and Luellen Edward Burton. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Deputy and later First Baptist Church in Dupont.
Survivors include her daughter: Ollie (Terry) Teltow of Vernon, Ind.; her son: Don Campbell of Deputy; her son-in-law: Pastor Jerry Ison; her step-son-in-law: Henry Hinkle of Deputy; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Curtis Campbell; her daughter: Joyce Ison; her step-daughter: Lorene Hinkle; her brothers: Elmer, Ed, Theodore, Ollie and Robert Burton; her sisters: Edith Burton and June Boggs Robinson; and her step-father: Wiley Philpot.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at the Bethany Baptist Church near Deputy. Visitation will take place on Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of services.
The family requests memorial contributions be made out to the donor's choice.


ANNA M. MCPHERRON, 89, Scottsburg, died Sunday, November 20, 2011 at Scott County Memorial Hospital.
She was born on January 29, 1922 in Owen County, Ky. to Birchett and Effie Barber Lewis. She had worked at Churchill Manor restaurant and Dr. L.E. Olvier's office.
Survivors include her daughters: Shirley Perry and Margaret Vannarsdale, both of Scottsburg, and Jeanette Wolf of Vincennes, Ind.; her son: Charles Wilson of Carrollton, Ky.; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Gene McPherron; her son: Robert Wilson; her sister: Flossie Wilson and her brothers: Ruben, Marvin, Pete, Everett and Jesse Lewis.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at the Wood-Oakley Funeral Home in in Milton, Ky. Burial will follow in Moffett Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of services.


MARY JANE GORMAN, 54, of Columbus, died Monday, November 21, 2011 at the home of her parents in Columbus.
She was born in Scottsburg, January 9, 1957 the daughter of Thomas G. and Mary Lou Smith Gorman. She formerly lived in Greensburg at the DSI’s Joseph Group Home where she participated in the workshop. She attended the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church near Greensburg.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents Lowry Anderson, Mildred Koleta Smith, Gertus George and Audry Maysel Gorman, Aunt Margaret Rose Smith Warren, Uncles Lowry A. Smith, Charles E. Smith, Arlo Dean Smith and Leroy Horine, cousins Keith Warren, Jake Smith, Mike Smith and Lowry Glen Smith.
She is survived by her parents Tom and Mary Lou Gorman, sisters June Ann (Robert) Woodard of Senatobia, Mississippi and Susan Jeanette (Victor) Becker of Indianapolis, brother James Keith (Kim) Gorman of Greensburg, aunts Dorothy Gorman of Salem, Dorothy Horine of Sellersburg, Mildred (Ralph) Thomas of Lexington, IN, Donna Jean (Harrison) Cox of Lexington, uncles Ben (Wanda) Smith of Little York, IN, Dale (Marjorie) Smith Georgetown, KY, Robert Earl (Pat) Smith of Lexington, Herschel Warren of Clarksville and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday at East Columbus United Methodist Church (2439 Indiana Avenue) with the Revs. Charles Aigner and Robert Woodard officiating.
Family and friends may call from 8 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the church.
Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to DSI, East Columbus United Methodist Church, Hospice of South Central Indiana or donor’s choice of charity.
Arrangements were made by Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be sent to the Gorman family at www.barkesweaverglick.com


CHARLES "BUCK" REECE, 72, of Scottsburg, died Thursday, November 17, 2011 at his residence.
He was born on August 30, 1939 in Scottsburg, the son of the late James Leonard Reece and Mary Catherine (McNeeley) Reece. He married 08-24-1968 to Mildred (Bowman) Reece, who survives. He was retired from I.C.I. He was a member of Scott Lodge F&AM # 120, Austin, IN; American Legion Post # 234, Scottsburg, IN; Elks Club # 2582, Brooksville, FL; Scott Co. V.F.W. Post #6582, Austin, IN, Life Member & Quartermaster for 16 years.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corp.
Survivors include a son, Kevin Reece, Scottsburg; daughters, Rayna A. Withers, Scottsburg, Tina L. Bennett, Indianapolis and Melanie D. Smith, Scottsburg; a sister, Juanita A. Smith-Andrews, Scottsburg. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 at Buchanan Funeral Home with Rev. Larry DeWitt officiating. Burial followed at Bethel Cemetery Leota.
Military Graveside service by V.F.W. Post #1083, Crothersville.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


TERESA KAY AUER, 48, of Scottsburg, died Sunday, November 20, 2011 in Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
She was born August 15, 1963 in Scottsburg.
Survivors include a son, Joseph C. Auer, Scottsburg; daughters, Lisha Wells, Louisville, Ky. and Trisha McGrath, Louisville; her mother, Marie Everage, Austin; sisters, Helen Faye Morgan, Austin, Karen Lee Raichel, Austin, Patricia Joan Gay, Lexington and a brother, John Allen Everage, Austin. She is also survived by three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Auer.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Buchanan Funeral Home.
Burial will be at New Providence Cemetery in Austin, Indiana.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


ROBERT "A.J." EDMONSON, 85, of Austin, died Sunday, November 20, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born December 14, 1925, in Alabama, the son of Lemuel and Maulie (Greene) Edmonson.
On April 19, 1982 in Miramar, Fla., he married Alfa Barrett Hughes who survives.
He was a member of the Victory Tabernacle.  He was retired City Worker for the city of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  He was a born again Christian and was filled with the Holy Ghost early in his life.  His ministry was in song, and playing the harmonica and banjo for Jesus.  He took his message and music to nursing homes, jails, and the street corners.
Besides his wife he is survived by his children, Robert Edmonson, Jr., DeWayne Burns, Johnny Hughes, Oran Hughes, Barbara Cole, Joyce Brasher, Marie Pierce, Audrey Humphreys, Jolene Strong, 22 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, sisters, Betty Hicks, and Pearl Frank.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at Voss Chapel on Wednesday, November 23 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Kelly Reed and Rev. Joel Barrett officiating.
Friends may call at Voss Chapel from 2 p.m. until time of service.
Burial will take place at Uniontown Cemetery.
Memorials may be written to the Family.
A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home Website at www.vossfuneralservice.com


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