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Obituaries January 4, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 January 2012 00:00


SSGT KEVEN W. SHIRLEY, 50
RONALD SMITH, 73
MARK L. MILLER, 51>
ARTHUR H “ARKIE” BELL, 75>
EDNA JEAN ALLAART BARNES NICHOLS, 53>
ERNEST C. HARMON, 74>
BIJE LEWIS, 81
LISA MARIE COUCH, 23
WILLIAM JOSEPH BECKMAN, 56
THOMAS P. “T.P.” BUTLER, 61
SARAH ROSE HALL, 77
INES SHARLENE DEAL, 78
FRANCES W AMICK, 101
DALE R THOMAS, 76
JUANITA F. (BROWN) DOOLEY, 91
HIRAM RANDALL FOSTER, 65
JOANNE KEELING, 75
THELMA MAE CREWS, 91
RUBY F CUNNINGHAM, 83
TERRY LEROY LALONDE, 68
JAMES VERNON HART, 72
WILHELMENA W. “PEACHY” TURLEY, 100
MILDRED MCKIM VAUGHN, 99
LOIS RATTS WOOD DROUTZ, 96
ANITA JEAN GRAVES, 83
AGNES C. NANCE, 69
VERYL WILSON, 64
SARAH ROSE HALL, 77
EVERETT J. LAMB, 84



SSGT KEVEN W. SHIRLEY, 50, died Saturday December 17, 2011 at Thornton Hospital, La Jolla, California.
He was born on June 22, 1961 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg. He is the son of Ivan and Barbara Shirley and the late Beverly Hutton Shirley Moneypenny.
He graduated from Scottsburg High School and joined the Marines in 1980, finishing his basic training at MCRD in San Diego, CA. During this same year, he went trained at an engineering school in Camp Lejeune, NC. He was assigned to two different companies before 1984 where he attended helicopter mechanic school in Tustin, Ca. From 1984 thru 1993 he was part of the HMH-465 helicopter squadron, which included different detachments to Okinawa, Japan and the Western Pacific Ocean, earning the Air Crew Wings, Marine Corps Expedition and National Defense Medal.
In 1993, he was deployed to Somalia on an operation called Restore Hope, receiving the Navy Achievement Medal, Overseas Ribbon, the United Nations and the Armed Forces Expedition Medal. After this mission, from 1994 thru 1997 he worked as a Recruiter for the Marine Corps. From 1997 thru June 2000 he went back to work with two different helicopter squadrons including a deployment to the Middle East. Receiving throughout his military career numerous ribbons and medals, he Retired in June 2000 from the United States Marine Corps.
Upon his retirement from the USMC, he joined the Department of Home Land Security as a Federal Customs and U.S. Border Protection officer based in Southern California.
He was a member of the Blue Knights® International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Imperial County, CA, Chapter X, which is a non-profit fraternal organization consisting of active and retired law enforcement men and women.
Survivors include his wife Norma E. Shirley; Daughter, Kayla L. Shirley; Son, Helio M. Millan; Brother Steve E. Shirley and Brother Mark A. (Bonita) Shirley; and his Aunt, Marilyn H. Chamberlain.
A Honorable Graveside service was provided by the U.S. Custom Border Protection Services Honor Guard and the United States Marine Corps Military Honors Guard at 2:00pm at Miramar National Cemetery, Miramar, California on Thursday December 22, 2011.
The family wishes condolences be sent to UC San Diego (www.givetoucsd.ucsd.edu ) or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (www.LLS.com.

 


RONALD SMITH, 73, of Clarksville, died Tuesday, December 27, 2011 with family by his side.
He was born November 6, 1938 in Louisville, the son of Bernard Howard “Bud” Smith and Edna Mae (Puckett) Jaggers who are both deceased. He retired from truck driving (which he loved). He worked at Central Transport, Armour Food Express and Navajo Express. He enjoyed helping with bingo and playing card games at Yellowwood.
Survivors include, three daughters, Cheri (Teddy) Smith of Henryville, Stacey (Daniel) Ford of New Albany, Jennifer Smith (Mike) Quiggins of Henryville, five grandchildren, Logan Chapman, Nickolas Swader, Alayna Quiggins, Emma Swader, Ashleigh Quiggins all of Henryville, three sisters, Barbara Jean “Jeannie” Krempt of Shepherdsville, KY, Darlene Whitfill of Louisville, Judy Wade of Louisville.
Two brothers, Jerry Smith and Bernard Howard “Junie” Smith Jr., preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 30, 2011 at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory on Henryville with burial to follow at Willey’s Chapel Cemetery.
Friends may visit on Thursday, December 29, 2011 from 4-8 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Henryville, and after 10 a.m. on Friday.
Memorial donations may be given to the family c/o Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, 209 S. Ferguson St., Henryville, IN 47126.
Online condolences may be given to the family and a video tribute can be viewed at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


MARK L. MILLER, 51, died Monday, December 26, 2011 at his home in Corydon.
He was born in Corydon on March 31, 1961. He was a materials coordinator for Koetter Woodworking in Borden. He was the first from Harrison County to be chosen to play in the Indiana High School Baseball Allstars and continued to foster his and other children throughout his life, he was a Babe Ruth League Umpire and has been involved in Youth League basketball and baseball coaching for many years. He chartered Boy Scout Troop # 525 in Lanesville and was assistant scout master for Boy Scout Troop # 25 in Georgetown for many years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville where he was a member of a Christ Renews His Parish (CHRP).
He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle.
He was preceded in death by his mother- Elmira Ireland Miller and his grandparents Roscoe and Leona Miller.
He is survived by his wife, Tina Clinard Miller of Corydon; two sons, Travis and Justin Miller both of Corydon; his father, Marion Miller of Corydon; three brothers, Monty Miller of Jeffersonville, David Miller of Corydon, Nathan Miller of Ramsey; three sisters, Rhonda Dyer of Ramsey, Kelly Hughes of Shelbyville and Annette Combs of Brandenburg; 16 nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Lanesville on Friday at 10 a.m. Father Juan Valdes and Father Harold Ripperger will be the celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and after 8 a.m. on Friday.
There will be a Rosary Service at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to either the Lanesville Youth League, the Lanesville Athletic Fund at Lanesville High School or to the Boy Scouts of America Heritage Council-Designation for Youth In Need Funding for Summer Camp.
Pallbearers will be Monty, Nate and David Miller, Timothy Wright, Terry and Timothy Clinerd.


ARTHUR H “ARKIE” BELL, 75, Madison, formerly of Lexington, died Friday, December 23, 2011 at Hanover Health & Rehab Center.
He was born on February 6, 1936 in Jefferson County to Albert Otto and Helen Martha Bruce Bell. He was employed for 38 years with Cummins-Holset in Madison and Columbus as a machinist. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Madison First Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include his wife: Jo Ann Pettit Bell of Madison; his daughter: Shannon (Tom) Steveley of Madison; his grandson: Connor Steveley; his sisters-in-law: Arlene and Anna Bell, both of Madison, and Joan Keller of Powell, Oh.; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son: Rick Beard; his sister: Chrystal Bell; his brothers: Albert Otto Bell, Jr., Ronald, Jerry and Bruce Allen Bell.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial followed at New Bethel Cemetery near Chelsea, with full military honors conducted at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and the United States Navy Ceremonial Unit.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to New Bethel Cemetery or the American Cancer Society.


EDNA JEAN ALLAART BARNES NICHOLS, 53, Scottsburg, formerly of Hanover, died Friday, December 23, 2011 at Scott County Memorial Hospital.
She was born on October 9, 1958 in Rochester, N.Y. to Howard and Joyce Houser Allaart. She was employed for several years with Greenfield Research in Hermann, Mo. as a machine operator. She had last worked as an assistant manager with Taco Bell in Madison for three years. She was a U.S. Army veteran and attended New Song Church in Scottsburg.
Survivors include her daughter: Krista (Chris) Burton of Blytheville, Ark.; her sons: Richard Barnes and his companion Niki Carver of Lexington and Greg Barnes of Madison; her brothers: Pat (Pam) Allaart of Fort Garland, Colo., Stan (Lisen) Allaart of Blanca, Colo., and Robert (Sandra) Allaart of Alamosa, Colo.; her grandchildren: Carly Burton and her companion Travis Bailey, Alyssa Long, Breonna Burton, Bryce Burton, Christian Burton, Draven Barnes and Willow Carver; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother: Ward Allaart; and her sister: Marica Allaart.
Funeral services were held Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Indiana Veterans Memorial Chapel in Madison. Burial followed at Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Full military honors were conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Edna Jean Barnes Nichols Memorial Fund.


ERNEST C. HARMON, 74, Georgetown, died Sunday, December 25, 2011 at the residence of his daughter in Floyds Knobs.
He was born on January 22, 1937 in Lebanon, Ky. to the late Clifford and Mable Houston Harmon. He was retired after 37 years of service as a Hazardous Transport Driver for Ashland Oil Co. He had also been a member of the Free and Accepted Masons for many years.
Survivors include his daughters: Debra (Henry) Underwood of Campbellsville, Ky., Gail (Terry) Williams of Corydon, Stacy (Greg) Bays of Georgetown, Rhody (Jim) Schneider of Lanesville and Tressea (Herb) Harvey of Floyds Knobs; his sisters: Velma (Mark) Lowman of Michigan; his brother: Terry Harmon of Lexington, Ky.; his grandchildren: Jill, Cliff, Jason, Hannah, Emma, Ryan, Nathan, Josh and Cameron; and his great-grandchildren: Jaylin, Baker, Landon and Carson. He was preceded in death by his daughter: Marty Harmon.
Funeral services were held Thursday, December 29, 2011 at the Kraft Charlestown Road Chapel. Burial followed at Wolfe Cemetery in Georgetown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hosparus/Hospice of Southern Indiana.


BIJE LEWIS, 81, Greenwood, Ind., died Sunday, December 25, 2011 at Community East Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born on October 20, 1930 in Burning Springs, Ky. to George Washington and Lizzie Sams Lewis. He was a retired employee of Eli Lilly.
Survivors include his sisters: Roann Hasty of Indianapolis, Florence Murray and Mae Martin, both of Manchester, Ky., and Essie Miller and Joann Rawlings, both of Salem. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers: Marion, Sherman, Elijah and Leland Pearl Lewis; and his sisters: Geneva Buchanan, Georgia Miller and Rachel Johnson.
Private funeral services were held at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.


LISA MARIE COUCH, 23, of Austin, died Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
She was born May 31, 1988 in Scottsburg, the daughter of Ronnie Lee Couch and Beretta (White) Couch of Austin. She was of the Pentecostal Faith.
Survivors include her brothers, Joseph Lee Couch, Austin, Robert L. Couch, Austin; a sister, Tiffany D. Couch, Austin.
Direct Cremation was chosen, No Services or Visitation.
Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery at a later date.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


WILLIAM JOSEPH BECKMAN, 56, of New Albany, died Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at his family’s home.
He graduated from New Albany High School in 1974. He was a retired journeyman ironworker from Ironworkers’ Union Local 70 in Louisville, Ky. and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
He was born on May 23, 1955 at St. Edward’s Hospital in New Albany to Marie Beckman and the late Everett “Joe” Beckman.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his eight brothers and sisters, Pamela Stephens of Floyds Knobs, Beverly Leonhardt of Clarksville, Gary Beckman of Borden, Cynthia Stevenson of Georgetown, Steven “John” Beckman of Milltown, James “Jim” Beckman of Orange, Calif., Richard Beckman of San Rafael, Calif., and Lynn Timmons of New Albany and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, December 30, 2011 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany).
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (1752 Scheller Lane, New Albany, Indiana) followed by burial at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in New Albany.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Floyd County Token Club (506 Pearl Street, New Albany, IN 47150).  To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


THOMAS P. “T.P.” BUTLER, 61, of New Albany died Wednesday, December 28, 2011.
He proudly served our country as a U.S. Marine in Vietnam. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for over 25 years. He was born on April 18, 1950 in Danville, Virginia to Bertha Mae (Jones) Butler and the late Eugene A. Butler.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Janice M. (Bowe) Butler; daughter, Ashley R. Fessel (Lanny); son, Rhett J. Butler (Kistrin); sister, Rhoda Cole; brother, Stanley Butler (Debbie); and niece, Amy Goforth (Rod).
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany).
His Funeral Service will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday in the Paul F. Kraft, Sr. Memorial Chapel at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (1634 “Eye” Street, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20006).
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


SARAH ROSE HALL, 77, died Thursday, December 29, 2011 in Charlestown.
She was born on June 5, 1934 to Will Green Cooper, Sr. and Lucy Owens Cooper in Magoffin Co., Ky. She was are retired production worker for the old ICI Americas. She was a member of the O.E.S. Blazing Bright #597, member of the Charlestown Township Democrat Club, and a member of the Old Salem United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers, Charles Cooper, Forrest Cooper, and Owens Cooper.
Survivors include her husband, Clay Hall of Charlestown; sons, Mike Hall (Debbie) of Charlestown, and Clay Anthony “Tony” Hall (Pam) of Charlestown; daughter, Ruth Ann Rawlings of Charlestown; brother, W.G. Cooper, Jr. of Marysville; sisters, Phyllis A. Pack of Frankfort, Ky., Janet S. Becker of Titusville, Fla., and Patricia L. Kologe of Louisville, Ky.; 11 Grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home, with burial in the Charlestown Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


INES SHARLENE DEAL, 78, died Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at Kindred Transitional Health & Rehab.
She was born on October 11, 1933 to Clifford Cleo and Ines Leota Maudlin Kelley in Salem.
Survivors include her sons, Dennis C. Haulk of Campbellsville, Ky., William R. Haulk of Henryville, George W. Haulk of Charlestown, and Kelsie L. Deal of Otisco; daughters; Colinda Abbott of Lexington, and Sharyal Eckert of Jasper; sister, Barbara Human of Monrovia; 18 Grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown handling the arrangements.


FRANCES W AMICK, 101, Scottsburg died December 29, 2011.
She was born October 17, 1910, Scott County the daughter of John Henry Wilson & Estella M Anderson Wilson.
She was a homemaker; former bookkeeper for Electric Airway Company in Louisville & Lexington Ky.; assistant bookkeeper & cashier for John Montgomery Motor Co in Scottsburg & the Indian Oil Company in Scottsburg. She was a 1928 graduate of Scottsburg High School & 1929 graduate of Spencerian Commercial College and the oldest member of First Christian Church of Scottsburg serving as a Sunday School teacher; Estil Homemakers Club. She married Homer Brodus Amick.
Survivors include her sons, Eugene W Amick (Sandra), Muncie and Robert A Amick (Teresa Howard), Scottsburg; daughters, Lois E Comer, Scottsburg, Mary E Stutsman-Colwell (Lee), Scottsburg and Ruth E Holland, Sellersburg; a cousin, Ethel Robbins, Clarksville; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Homer, sons-in-law Barry Comer & Raymond Stutsman, Jr., one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, January2, 2012 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home. Burial followed in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the First Christian Church of Scottsburg.


DALE R THOMAS, 76, of Pekin, died December 30, 2011 at his residence.
He was born on July 9, 1935, the son of the late William Thomas and Mary Matthews Thomas. On June 28, 1986 he married Shanda Hall Thomas, who survives.
He was an Army Veteran. He was a Lifetime Member of Bunker Hill Christian Church. He was a Retired Rule Mail Carrier for the Pekin area for over 26 years.
Other Survivors include; 1 son, Jeff Thomas of Pekin; two daughters, Jill (Brian) Bailey of Bloomington, and Jeannie (Tom) Doebler of Pekin; one step-son, Ian (Kimberely) Young of Denver, Colorado; one step-daughter Leigh Ray of Pekin; one sister, Shirley Cooke of Salem; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was Preceded in death by one sister, Betty Fitzpatrick.
The Funeral Service was Monday, January 2, 2012 at will be at Bunker Hill Christian Church.
Burial followed at Bunker Hill Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Brother Ron Baker and Brother Bruce Cooke officiated.
Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home (Salem) handled the local arrangments.


JUANITA F. (BROWN) DOOLEY, 91, of New Albany, died Thursday, December 29, 2011.
She grew up in the Salem area around Short’s Corner. She was a proud Army veteran of WWII. She was a member of the American Legion Post 28 Bonnie Sloan and a VA Medical Center in Louisville Outstanding Volunteer, logging over 18,000 hours of service to other veterans. She was also the first female Commander for the state of Indiana Disabled American Veterans. She was a Kentucky Colonel and a Sagamore of the Wabash.
She was born on September 12, 1920 in Allenville, Ill. the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Jane (Sweeney) Brown.
She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Charles and Robert Brown, Anna Harsh, Evelyn Miller, Ellen Prather, and Frances Pickerill.
She is survived by her children, Ruth Ann Floyd of New Albany, Richard Cooper (Mary) of Palmyra, Norma Bell of Floyds Knobs, Norman Dooley of New Albany; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany).
Burial will follow at a later date in the New Albany National Cemetery.
To leave a special message to the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


HIRAM RANDALL FOSTER, 65, died Thursday December 29, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born on August 22, 1946 in Jeffersonville, IN the son of Clarence William and Norma Lee Moss Foster. He was owner and operator of Foster Welding.
Survivors include his daughters, Kristin Huggins, Charlestown and Rachel Gallman, Jeffersonville; two grandsons, Trent and Andrew; friend, Mark Howard, Charlestown.
Cremation was chosen with no services and the Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


JOANNE KEELING, 75, died Wednesday, December 27, 2011 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital, Bedford.
She was born July 4, 1936 near Palmyra, to the late George K. and Gladys Elliott Arnold. She was a homemaker and member of the Palmyra United Methodist Church.
Also preceding her in death were sisters; Anna Mary Arnold & Patty Miller; brothers, George E. & Nelson G. Arnold; son-in-law, Danny Oehmann.
Surviving are her usband, Garnette Dewayne Keeling, a daughter, Lisa Oehmann of Ramsey a brother, Jon M. Arnold of Palmyra; a sister, Sharon Rudolph of Palmyra; grandchildren,. Jessica Dupaquier (Justin) of Ramsey, Ian Kane Oehmann of Ramsey; a great-grandchild, Daniel Dupaquier of Ramsey, Indiana.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Palmyra United Methodist Church with burial in Palmyra Cemetery. Rev. Mike Roberts will officiate.
Visitation is from 1– 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Swarens Funeral Home, 1405 Hwy 64 NW, Ramsey, Indiana and after 9 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2012 at the Palmyra United Methodist church.
The family requests memorials be made the Palmyra United Methodist Church Building Fund.


THELMA MAE CREWS, 91, of Charlestown died Friday at the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville.
She was born on October 16, 1920 to Alva and Lovella Legg Rigg in Wabash County, IL She was a homemaker and a former employee of K-mart and a Methodist.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother “Bud” Rigg and two sisters Rachel Hilgeman and Bernice Brines.
She is survived by her daughter Carol Luanne Jones (Rex) of Elizabeth, IN, brothers; Granville Rigg of Melbourne, FL and Dr. Emil Rigg of Hilton Head, SC, grandchildren; Brian Jones of Wheaton, IL, Kirsten Jones of St. Petersburg, FL, Devin Jones of Indianapolis, IN, Ethan Jones of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Chicody Mays of Elizabeth, IN., great grandchildren; Qwendolyn, Samuel, Teresa and Hezekiah Jones.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday January 5, 2011 at 12 p.m. C.S.T. at the Old Bethel Cemetery in Bellmont, Ill.
Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, IN is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences at www.graysonfuneralhome.com


RUBY F CUNNINGHAM, 83, Scottsburg, died Dec. 31, 2011.
She was born October 15 1928, Washington County. She was a homemaker and attended Pilgrim Holiness Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Alva Arnold & Mary Jane Marshall Arnold, her husband; James Cunningham, daughter Lynda Ault; brothers Earl Ray Arnold & Vance Arnold; sisters Virginia Goodman & Ethel Arnold.
Survivors include her sons, James Cunningham, Jr. (Tina), Louisville, Steve Cunningham (Jessica), Scottsburg, Tom Cunningham (Dawn), Scottsburg, Ryan McGee, Louisville; dautghters, Rhonda Campbell (Samuel), Scottsburg and Rebecca White (Robert), Scottsburg; sisters, Geneva Perry, Brownstown; 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Funeral services werer Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home.


TERRY LEROY LALONDE, 68, of Sellersburg died January 1, 2012 at his home.
He was born on June 27, 1943 in Oscoda, MI to Levi and Emma Muncy Lalonde and was a former factory worker.
Survivors include his wife the former Donna Romic, son; Tim Voss of Atlanta, GA, step-daughter; Michele Romic of Jeffersonville, IN brother; Gene Lalonde of Rose City, MI, sister; Sandy Morton of Marysville, TN, several nieces and nephews and his five beloved dogs.
There are no services scheduled. Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown is in charge of the arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Clark County Humane Society.
Online condolences at www.graysonfuneralhome.com


JAMES VERNON HART, 72, of Lexington, died Saturday December 31, 2011 at his home.
He was born on October 1, 1939 in Switzerland County, to James R. and Nellie V. Rowland Hart. He was a truck driver for over 52 years and a member of the Paynesville Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his father James Robert Hart and a sister Falba Fettig.
Survivors include his wife Susan Smith-Hart, sons; Richard James Hart, Anthony Ray Hart and Robert David Hart all of Madison, IN, daughter; Kimberly Sue Jameison of Madison, mother; Nellie Johnson of Elwood, IN, brothers; Raymond Fay Hart of Hanover, IN and Billy Hart of Florida, 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Visitation will be from 2-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday January 4, 2012 at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington. There will be no formal funeral services.
Online condolences can be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com


WILHELMENA W. “PEACHY” TURLEY, 100, died Sunday, January 1, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
She was born in New Middletown, on March 6, 1911 the daughter of Henry F. and Henrietta Charlotte Kraft Winterkorn. She was half the graduating class of 1928 at New Middletown High School as there was one other girl in the class. She earned a degree in bookkeeping from Spencerian College in Louisville. She was a bookkeeper for Sharp Oil Company in Corydon.
She was a member of Pfrimmers Chapel United Methodist Church where she was a member of the United Methodist Women, was financial secretary of the church, secretary of the church cemetery foundation, treasurer of the Ruth Circle of United Methodist Women. She was a Director of the May and Joe Rhoads Memorial Fund and the Harrison County Senior Citizens Center.
She was a member of Retired Senior Volunteer Program, American Bible Society “Bible of the Month Club” since 1974, Royal Neighbors of America and the New Middletown Homemakers club.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband-William Kenneth Turley, her brothers- Arthur Adam and Henry F. Winterkorn and her sister Wenonah Pendleton.
She is survived by one son, Wayne Turley of Paris, Ill. one daughter, Doris Knight of Corydon; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.
Burial will be in Pfrimmers Chapel Cemetery near Corydon.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home in Corydon on Wednesday from 1-8 p.m, and after 9 a.m. on Thursday.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to the Pfrimmers Chapel Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund.


MILDRED MCKIM VAUGHN, 99, died Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
She was born January 22, 1912 in Laconia, IN the daughter of John F. and Lillie Mae Read McKim. She graduated from Laconia High School in 1930, Hanover College in 1934 with an Artium Baccalaureatus (A.B.) in English and Latin. She attended Butler University in the summers of 1939, 1940 and 1942 to become licensed in Library Science. She graduated from Indiana University in 1953 with a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Education. She was a classroom teacher in the Harrison County Schools and Cannelton Schools for forty-three years. She retired from teaching in 1977. She was a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association.
She married Meredith Vaughn on April 18, 1957 and he passed away on October 29, 1967. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers John and Elwood McKim.
She is survived by nieces and nephews, Judy Miller, Sharon and Debbie Brown, Nancy Wiseman, John F. McKim, Middy True and Becky Snook.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.
Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Corydon.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home in Corydon after 9 a.m. on Wednesday.


LOIS RATTS WOOD DROUTZ, 96, of Salem died Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Salem Crossing.
She was a retired employee of Washington County Memorial Hospital Medical Records Department and was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. She was born July 9, 1915 in Salem, the daughter of Frank and Jessie Leota Jackson Ratts.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth "Bill" Wood. She then married Harry Droutz, and he also preceded her in death.
She is also preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Frank Ratts, Charles Ratts, Harold "Slim" Ratts, and Emmett Ratts; and a sister, Lucille Ratts.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Weathers Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of service.


ANITA JEAN GRAVES, 83, Pekin, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
She was born June 4, 1928, in Washington County, to Russell and Fern Johnson Chastain. She was a retired employee from Montgomery Ward Catalog Store and was a member of the New Albany Bible Students Church.
Her husband, Donald C. Graves, preceded her in death.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Donald Joseph Graves; a daughter, Rita J. Morton; and three brothers, Robert Chastain, David Chastain and Keith Chastain.
Survivors include a son, Michael Graves, Pekin; a daughter, Marchita Limehouse, Yelm, Wash.; two brothers, Dudley Chastain, North Vernon, and Carl Chastain, Charlestown; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be after 8 a.m. Wednesday at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mt. Washington Cemetery.


AGNES C. NANCE, 69, Palmyra, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011.
She was born in Pennsylvania.
Survivors include: three sons, Richard Nance, Ronald Nance and Thomas Nance; a daughter, Donna Thompson; and a brother, Water Simcox.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra.
Cremation followed.


VERYL WILSON, 64, Fredericksburg, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was born at New Albany.
His wife, Esther Fay Wilson, survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Brian Wilson, Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Dee Wilson; and two sisters, Darlie Stockdale and Verlene Hendrich.
Funeral services were Monday, January 1, 2012 at the funeral home.
Burial followed in Horners Chapel Cemetery.


SARAH ROSE HALL, 77, died Thursday, December 29, 2011 in Charlestown.
She was born on June 5, 1934 to Will Green Cooper, Sr. and Lucy Owens Cooper in Magoffin Co., Ky. She was a retired production worker for the old ICI Americas. She was a member of the O.E.S. Blazing Bright #597, member of the Charlestown Township Democrat Club, and a member of the Old Salem United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers, Charles Cooper, Forrest Cooper, and Owens Cooper.
Survivors include her husband, Clay Hall of Charlestown; sons, Mike Hall (Debbie) of Charlestown, and Clay Anthony “Tony” Hall (Pam) of Charlestown; daughter, Ruth Ann Rawlings of Charlestown; brother, W.G. Cooper, Jr. of Marysville; sisters, Phyllis A. Pack of Frankfort, Ky., Janet S. Becker of Titusville, Fla., and Patricia L. Kologe of Louisville; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Charlestown Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy can go to the Old Salem United Methodist Church at PO Box 118 Otisco, IN 47163 or the Alzheimer's Association, 6100 Dutchmans Lane Ste #401 Louisville, KY 40205-3284


EVERETT J. LAMB, 84, of Madison, died Sunday, January 1, 2012 at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison, Indiana.
He was born April 15, 1927 in Paint Lick, Kentucky, the son of the late, Jake Sr. & R.V. Kinnard Lamb. He was raised most of his early life in Deputy, Indiana and was a farmer there until the age of 52. He then began a career with the Madison State Hospital as a welder and retired as the foreman in the welding department. He became a member in 1953 of the Lick Branch Baptist Church in Deputy and was ordained a Deacon in 1971. He moved to Madison in 1976 and became a member of the North Madison Baptist Church in 1983, where he had served as a past chairman of the Deacons.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ethel L. Parker Lamb of Madison; his daughters, Wanda Shelley & her husband, James of Madison, Delma Harmon & her husband, Robert of North Vernon, Lisa Ward & her husband, Charles of Milton, Kentucky; his sons: Ronald Lamb & his wife, Velena of Austin, Karlyn Lamb & his wife, Janet of Lexington, Gary Lamb & his wife, Donna of Madison, Lloyd Lamb & his wife, Pam of Madison, Gavin Lamb & his wife, Marianne of Denton, Texas; his daughter in law: Jennifer Lamb Posey of Commiskey; his brothers: Ballard Lamb & his wife, Phyllis of North Vernon, Earl Lamb & his wife, Faye of Deputy; his sisters: Elverre Ruark of North Vernon, Shirley Ann Perkinson & her husband, Gary of Deputy; his sisters in law & brothers in law: Margaret Lavena Darringer of Batesville, Franklin Duard Parker & his wife, Lillie of Deputy, Dorothy Parker of Deputy, Delbert Parker & his wife, Catherine of Zephyrhills, Fla.; Daniel Clyde Parker & his wife, Mae of Zephyrhills, Fla.; his grandchildren: Teresa Grayson, Tonya Chambers, Melissa Warner, Bradley Lamb, Whitney Crady, Justine Blakely, Amy Lamb, Aaron Lamb, Paula Kaiser, Emily Brennerman, Greg Lamb, Krysten Snyder, Jessica Roberts, Megan Lamb Posey, Justin Lamb Posey, Jordan Lamb, Jared Lamb, Ryan Lamb, Stephanie Lamb & Jeffrey Ward; several step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins & other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jake, Sr. & R.V. Kinnard Lamb; his sons, Keith Dewayne Lamb died in 1953 and Dallas Lynn Lamb died in 1991; his sister, Louise Lamb; his brother, Jake Lamb, Jr. died, May 3, 2005; and two grandsons, Darren Cockerham & Evan Lamb.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 1 p.m., by Pastor Frank McGee at the North Madison Baptist Church, 1906 Orchard Street in Madison.
Interment will follow in the Lick Branch Cemetery near Deputy, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lick Branch Cemetery or the North Madison Baptist Church Elevator Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.



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