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Obituaries January 11, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 10 January 2012 00:00

ASTOR  COMBS, 76
JOYCE MARIE DOWNS, 59
MARGARETTE L. WHITTINGTON EAST TITUS, 89>
WELTON E. ALBERRING, 68>
YVONNE ANN GIBSON, 52>
DAN WHITE, 67>
WALTER “OSSIE” SAULMAN, 94
JAMES RIGGS, 70
BETTY JANE BROCK, 70
LARRY J. MCCOY, 57
WARREN E. STEVENS, 63
DENNIS E. COLGLAZIER, 84
MABLE JUNE WATKINS, 89
JOSEPH CHARLES HESS, 51
JANE E. GRIFFEN, 79
JAMES EARL SIGMAN, 91
MARY RUTH JONES THOMAS, 84
BILLY MORTON LOVINS, 64
IRVINE STACY, 73
BRIAN JOSEPH HALE, 35
BENJAMIN L. “BENNY” BACKUS, 89
MARY L. SERIANNI, 59
ROBERT L. RAPPE, SR., 72
STEPHANIE GILBERT, 341
DAVID LEE SINGER, 68


ASTOR  COMBS, 76,  of Austin, Indiana passed away Saturday,  December 31, 2011 at Hampton Oaks in Scottsburg.
He was born August 12, 1935 in Breathitt County, Ky., the son Richard  Combs  and Martha  (Strong) Combs.
Survivors include his son, Tony Curtis Combs, Austin; daughters, Sherry Lynn Wright, Crothersville, Pamela Sue Barger, Crothersville;   sisters, Lil Sebastian, Austin, Sally Spicer, Altro, Ky.
He is also survived by five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Lawrence Combs, four sisters, Matilda McIntosh, Hazel Combs, Linda White and Dahlia Deaton.
Funeral services were Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Home  with Rev. Bobby Kearns officiating.
Burial followed at Combs Cemetery, Austin.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.

 


JOYCE MARIE DOWNS, 59, Lanesville, died Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany after a two and a half year battle with cancer.
She was born January 25, 1952 in Louisville the daughter of William and Anna Marie O’Keefe Barton. She was a master gardener, a huge lover of pets and bred and raised Jack Russell Terriers. She was a homemaker and a graphic artist for TAT in Louisville and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Shirley Hanson and a brother, Joseph Barton.
She is survived by her husband, Richard “Dick” Downs of Lanesville, her daughters, Michelle O’Keefe-Daff (Steven) of Van Nuys, Calif.; and Angel Downs (Steve) of Clarksville. Her loyal and loving sons, David Brown (Marie) of Albany, Ky.; Jeff Downs (Blair) of Washington, DC and Chris Downs of Jeffersonville and her beloved grandchildren, Zachary, Logan, Katie, Connor, Wyatt, Evan, Alex and Kylie.
A funeral mass was held Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown handled the arrangements.
The family suggest memorial gifts be made to HEART (Harrison Educational Animal Responsibility Team) Humane Society.


MARGARETTE L. WHITTINGTON EAST TITUS, 89, of Sellersburg died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011.
She was a member of the Memphis, Tenn., Chapter of the Eastern Star, the Lexington Christian Church, the White Plains Methodist Church and the Community Christian Church at Sellersburg.
Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca White of New Albany and Sherry Lewis of Carrollton, Ky.; a son, John East of Sellers-burg; 11 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two stepdaughters, Reita Procter of North Vernon and Pat Petro of Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Matilda Charlton Whittington; father, Oscar Thomas Hansford Whittington; first husband, Adolph East Sr.; second husband, James Milford Titus; a daughter, Catherine Lucille East; a son, Adolph East Jr.; a great-granddaughter, Ashley Morgan White; and a sister, Lois Whittington Cummins Ford Bennett.
Memorial contributions can be made to Life Span Resources, Hosparus of Southern Indiana or the Alzheimer's Association.
Funeral services were held Dec. 26 at Scott Funeral Home's North Chapel in Jeffersonville with a private burial at the Methodist Church Ceme-tery in White Plains, Ga.
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.


WELTON E. ALBERRING, 68, Columbus, died Monday, January 2, 2012 at Schneck Medical Center.
He was born on February 37, 2943 in Seymour to Lawrence Edward and Josephine Marie Hehman Alberring. He was co-owner of Alberrings Garage, Inc. and the owner of Alberring Farms. He served in the Indiana National Guard from 1962 through 1968. He was also a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife: Carolyn Sue Dettmer Alberring; his daughter: Karen (Larry) Abbott; his son: Kevin (Jennifer) Alberring; his grandchildren: Evan and Chloe Abbott and Trevor, Ethan and Adam Alberring; his brother: Duane (Kathy) Alberring; and his nephews: Jason (Kalee) and Dustin Alberring. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Military graveside rites were conducted at Riverview Cemetery by the American Legion # 89, V.F.W. #1925, D.A.V. # 47 and Viet Nam Veterans #7, all of Seymour.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Burkholder Funeral Chapel in Seymour.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Immanuel Lutheran School Technology Fund.


YVONNE ANN GIBSON, 52, of Scottsburg, formerly of Bonnieville, died Saturday, December 31 in Scottsburg.
She was preceded in death by her father Ray Bell & husband Marshall Horn.
She is survived by, one daughter Brandy Gibson of Bonnieville; two sons, Dustin Gibson of Eastview and Jessie Gibson of Bonnieville; mother and father, Lynda and Doug Reams of Scottsburg; four sisters, Teresa Tamayo of Galveston, Texas, Katherine Vernon of Wise, VA, Andrea Painter of Pleasantview, Tenn., April Ramoni of Scottsburg and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Monday, January 2, 2011 at the Bonnieville Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Memory Park Cemetery.
Sego Funeral Home is in charge of funeral services.


DAN WHITE, 67,  of Austin, died Monday,  January 2, 2012  in Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
He was born February 25, 1944 in Wolf Coal, Ky., the son of the late Robert L. White and Polly (Bush) White.
Survivors include his sons, Kevin Wayne White, Austin, Keith Lynn White, Austin; brothers, Kelsie White, Seymour, Brown Lo White, Austin, David White, Austin; sisters, Glenna Smith, Austin; grandsons, Justin Nathanial White, Austin; granddaughters, Carlie Shay Seal, Austin.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Home  with Rev. Joel Barrett officiating.
Burial will be at  Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin.
Online condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


WALTER “OSSIE” SAULMAN, 94, died Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at the Indian Creek Convalescent Center.  He was born in Corydon on November 13, 1917, the son of the late Oscar and Mary Viola Shickles Saulman.
He was a member of the Corydon Christian Church, a Kentucky Colonel, and a former member of the Corydon and Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Depts from 1946-1983.
He was an Army veteran of WWII, serving in the South Pacific as an amphibious engineer.
He was a former owner of trotters and pacers and thoroughbred race horses.
He was a retired manager of the L&N railroad and truck line.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ada Saulman and stepson Donnie Schuppert, one brother, Earl Saulman, and 3 sisters, Gladys Duley, Myrtle Kingsley and Katherine Satterfield.
Survivors include a step-son, John Schuppert of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; a step-granddaughter, Holly Hager of Newport News, Virginia, a step-daughter-in-law, Sharon Schuppert of Louisville; a sister, Anna Jane Razor of Georgetown; two brothers, Donald and Gerald Saulman of Corydon.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.
Visitation will be from 12-8 Thursday and after 9 AM Friday.
Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Corydon Christian Church-Disciples of Christ.
Pallbearers will be John and Joel Saulman, Walter Rex Kingsley, Carl Bussabarger, William Earl Duley, Dale Satterfield and Steve Razor.


JAMES RIGGS, 70, Hardinsburg, died Monday, January 2, 2012 at his home.
He was born in Holy Cross, Ky. and was a retired truck driver.
Survivors include his wife: Sharon Riggs; his sons: James (Lisa), Eric and Jeremy (Christy) Riggs; his daughters: Tracy (Rickey) O'Neil, Carrie (Wes) Watson and Vicky Johnson; his brothers: Thomas Riggs of Springfield, Ky., Joseph Riggs of Elizabethtown, Ky. and Charles Riggs; his sisters: Linda Thomas of Elizabethtown and Mary Lou Blanford; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Friday, January 6, 2012 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Burial followed in Kay's Chapel Cemetery in Fredericksburg.


BETTY JANE BROCK, 70, of Underwood, died Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg.
She was born on November 9, 1941 in Salem, the daughter of the late Calvie Tuncil and Delia Elizabeth (Gumm) Tuncil-Nix. She was a homemaker and a member of Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Ray Brock; two daughters, Debbie Jane Wooten (Steve) of Crothersville, Indiana and Tina LaMaster (Mike) of Scottsburg, Indiana; a son, Danny Ray Brock (Diane) of Lexington; her mother, Delia Tuncil-Nix of Warsaw, Indiana; a sister, Diana Martin of Warsaw; two brothers, Carl Tuncil of Warsaw and Calvin Tuncil of Edna Green; eight grandchildren, Stephanie & Josh Wooten, Tina Carol, Tera Bressler, Michael LaMaster, Cody, Bryan and Gracey Brock and six great grandchildren, Landon, Christian, Tori, Chandler, Kaden & Kylie.
Funeral services at 2 pm on Friday at Underwood Baptist Church with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Henryville, Indiana.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Underwood Baptist Church.
Online condolences: www.collinsfuneralhome.net


LARRY J. MCCOY, 57, of Clarksville, died Wednesday, January 4, 2012.
He was born on November 11, 1954 in New Albany, the son of William Jr. and Dorothy M. (Pellman) McCoy.
He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Selena (Barrett) McCoy; son, Christopher W. McCoy (Stephanie); siblings, Robert McCoy, Harry McCoy (Nancy), Richard McCoy (Leann); grandchildren, Bradley Chesser, Cole McCoy, Logan McCoy, Brittany Curtsinger, and Zachary McCoy. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Billy McCoy.
Visitation will be from 12-8 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2012 and on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany).
His Funeral Service will take place at 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home with burial to follow at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hosparus – the Community Hospice of Southern Indiana (624 East Market Street, New Albany, IN 47150).  To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


WARREN E. STEVENS, 63, of Charlestown died Wednesday January 4, 2012 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital.
He was born on May 18, 1948 in Floyd County, the son of Herbert and Joyce Kirk Stevens. Mr. Stevens was a retired Police Officer and former Chief of Police for the Charlestown, Police Department.
He was a member of the North Charlestown Church of God, member and past president of the F.O.P Lodge, Charlestown Blazing Star Masonic Lodge, former member of the Charlestown Volunteer Fire Department and Lions Club, Kosair Shrine Club, a Kentucky Colonel and an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Simpson-Stevens; children, Butch, Michelle, Denise and Susie; step-children, Jeff and Aaron; 18 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2012 at the Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday with a Masonic Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m. and after 11 a.m. Saturday until time of service.
Condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


DENNIS E. COLGLAZIER, 84, Sellersburg, formerly of Salem, died Thursday, January 5, 2012 at his home.
He was born on November 11, 1927 in Indiana to Elvet and Luella Jones Colglazier. He was retired from the United States Army, Spring Mill State Park and NTC National Trucking Convoy. He was a member of the Star Dusters Square Dance Club, the American Legion and the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughters: Sherry (Andy) Baker of Salem and Ellen (Curtis) Howard of Sellersburg; his caregiver: Dawn Kleitz ; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Mary Francis Hamilton Colglazier; his brother: Stanley Colglazier; and his sister: Dorothy Teagarden.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors.


MABLE JUNE WATKINS, 89, of Austin, died Wednesday, January 4, 2012 in Scott Memorial Hospital Scottsburg.
She was born September 25, 1922 in Perry County, the daughter of the late Green Fugate and Catherine (Colwell) Fugate.
She married Ralph Watkins on March 16, 1940, who survives.
She was a member of Typo Pentecostal Church of the Living God in Perry County, Ky.
Survivors include, sons, George (Carol) Watkins, Austin, James A. (Nancy) Watkins, Remer, Minnesota; a brother, Nelson Fugate, Austin, Nanthanial Fugate, Hazard, Ky. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Home with Rev. Sonny Fugate and Rev. Bob Barrett officiating.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Buchanan Funeral Home.
Burial will be at New Providence Cemetery in Austin.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


JOSEPH CHARLES HESS, 51,  of Austin, died Thursday,  January 5, 2012 at his residence.
He was born August 28, 1960 in Louisville, the son of the late Charles E. Hess  and Wilma Jean (Chilton) Hess.
He was married  to Maxie  (Noble)  Hess,  who survives.
He was retired from CSX Railroad after 30 years and a member of the Transportation Union. He also attended Trinity House of Prayer in  Austin, Indiana.
Survivors include a daughter, Kaitlyn Hess, Louisville; stepdaughter, Christie Walker, Indianapolis;   stepson, Matthew Walker and a brother, Michael N. Hess, Louisville.
Direct Cremation with Services at a later date
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


JANE E. GRIFFEN, 79, Salem, died Friday, January 6, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospital.
She was born July 22, 1932 in Washington County to Gilbert and Thelma Roberts Gilstrap. She was retired from North Side Hardware and a member of Salem Assembly of God.
Survivors include her son: Harold Lee Hopkins, Jr., of Salem; her daughters: Karen Shelton and Gail Frost, both of Salem; her brother: Jon F. “Sonny” Gilstrap of Salem; her sister: Anna Katherine Neideffer of Salem; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Harold Lee Hopkins, Sr., and her second husband: Delbert Griffen.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 9, 2011 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.


JAMES EARL SIGMAN, 91, a resident of Hillcrest Nursing Home, formerly of Memphis, died January 6, 2012 in Jeffersonville.
He was a farmer where he enjoyed working on the family farm. He was born December 3, 1920 in Henryville. He was the son of Clyde and Stella (Newby) Sigman who are both deceased.
In October of 1938, he married Alice G. Guernsey who preceded him in death on February 20, 2000.
He was a 1938 Henryville high school graduate where he was the Valedictorian of his class. He was a member of Henryville United Methodist Church where he sang in the church choir for numerous years, and a charter member of the Henryville Civic Club.
He is survived by his three children, two sons, William B. Sigman of Henryville, Bob Sigman of Memphis and one daughter, Karen L Campbell of Memphis, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Henryville.
The burial of cremains will take place at a later date at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Mt. Lebanon Cemetery c/o Adams Funeral Home and Crematory at 209 S. Ferguson St., Henryville, IN 47126.


MARY RUTH JONES THOMAS, 84, of West Columbia, SC, formerly of Lexington, died Wednesday, January 4, 2012.
She was born in Barrett, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Fletcher and Cora Florence Eppling Smith and was a retired employee of the Federal Reserve Bank in Louisville, Kentucky. Mary was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred R. Thomas.
Survivors include a daughter, Rhonda Jones Boyle (Joe) of West Columbia, SC.
Funeral services were Saturday, January 7, at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Burial followed in Lexington Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the Disabled American Veterans or Tri-County Hospice c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana.
Online condolences may be made at www.collinsfuneralhome.net


BILLY MORTON LOVINS, 64, of Henryville, died Saturday January 7, 2012 at V. A. Hospital in Louisville.
He was born on October 17, 1947 in Henryville, the son of Freddie and Mildred Pauline Shaw Lovins. He was a Farmer and Maintenance Supervisor for the former Bio Products Co. in Louisville. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the Faith World Church in Charlestown and was an avid Golfer.
Survivors include his wife, Karen VanOver Lovins; sons, Brian Lee Lovins(April) and Travis Lane Lovins(Rebecca) both of Henryville; three grandchildren, Brianna Lovins, Lauren Lovins and Parker Lovins; sister, Rachel Louise Reed(Ralph), Henryville; brothers, Freddie Ray Lovins(Dottie), Sellersburg and Michael Lee Lovins, Henryville.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at the Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Visitation will held after 9 a.m. Wednesday until time of service.
Condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


IRVINE STACY, 73, of Austin died Saturday, January 7, 2012 at his residence.
He was born March 23, 1938 in Hardburly, Ky., the son of the late Lewis Stacy and Nancy (Feltner) Stacy.
He was the Husband of the late Georgia Sandlin Stacy.
He was retired from Seymour House Wares Seymour, Indiana and a member of the Jennings Township Conservation Club.
Survivors include his son, Irvine Carl (Sheri) Stacy, Austin; a daughter, Debra Marie (Carmel) Mullins, Austin; a sister, Ruda (Evert) Harvey, Austin. He is also survived by four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Home Austin.
Burial will be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery Austin.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


BRIAN JOSEPH HALE, 35, Somerset, Calif, formerly of Lexington, died Wednesday, January 4, 2012.
He was born on May 31, 1976 in Wabash, Ind. to Joseph Dee and Dolores Bedford Hale. He had formerly been employed with Bowen Construction at the IKEC power plant and at Jack's Automotive in Madison.
Survivors include his mother; his sister: Heather M. Hale of Lexington; his niece: Justice Marie Watkins of Lexington; his uncles and aunts: Steve and Linda Hale of Bedford, Ind., Brenda and Scott Shaffer of Kingwood, Tx., Don and Lois Sebanc of Plainfield, Ind., and Brent and Iris Clark of Indianapolis; and his cousins: Danny Hall, Jason Ellot, Dillon Shaffer, Carter Shaffer, Mike Hale and Emma Hale.
He was preceded in death by his father; his grandparents: Oral H. Boode and Virginia Lee “Ginger” Marsh Hale and David L. and Margie Bedford.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Gardens at a later date.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the beginning of services.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Brian Hale Memorial Fund.


BENJAMIN L. “BENNY” BACKUS, 89, Canaan, Ind., died Sunday, January 8, 2012 at his home.
He was born on July 11, 1922 in Jefferson County to the late Benjamin J. and Carrie Lee Backus. He farmed for many years and was a self-employed truck driver. He later retired from the Jefferson Proving Ground in Madison. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a member of Jefferson Post 9 and a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church near Canaan.
Survivors include his daughters: Carolyn Humphrey of Canaan and Betty (David) Gates of Columbus; his son: Vinson (Julia) Backus of Canaan; his brother: Raymond Backus of Indianapolis; his sister: Loretta Stevens of Indianapolis; his grandchildren: Wade, Paula, Kyle, Rodney, Belinda, Brian and Jamie; his great-grandchildren: Devon, Anthony, Taylor, Nathan, Trevor, Brady, Megan, Olivia, Stone, Kayla and Jamie Marie; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Mary Ellen Barnes Backus; and his brothers: Harold, Dennis, Walter and Clarence Backus.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2011 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Canaan. Flag presentation will be conducted at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the time of services.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.


MARY L. SERIANNI, 59, Louisville, died Saturday, January 7, 2011 in the University of Louisville Hospital.
She was born on September 6, 1952 in Salem to the late Clarence W. and Louise T. Perry McKillip. She was a retired Certified Nursing Assistant.
Survivors include her sons: Matthew (Helen) and Eric (Morgan) Serianni, both of Louisville; her sister: Charlene (Jimmie) Tullis of Salem; her brother: Jerry McKillip of Salem; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by his parents, her son, and her sister: Donna McKillip.
Cremation with services will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Dawalt Funeral Home.


ROBERT L. RAPPE, SR., 72, Shelbyville, Ky., formerly of Washington and Clark counties, died Thursday, January 5, 2012 in the Hosparus Inpatient Pavilion of Louisville.
He was born on April 4, 1939 in Mason City, Wash. to the late Horace L. and Elizabeth Ewert Rappe. He was raised by Alec and Elisabeth Fobert in Hubbard, Ore. He was a retired employee of Delta Airelines, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Church of the Annunciation in Shelbyville.
Survivors include his sons: Robert L. Rappe, Jr., of Fredericksburg, and Steven (Amy) and Gregory (Kristie) Rappe, both of Henryville; his daughter: Melanie Porter of Sellersburg; his sister: Echo (Ralph) Zettlemoyer of Canon City, Colo.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
A graveside service was held Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Dawalt Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Berea College, C.P.O. 2216, Berea, KY 40404.


STEPHANIE GILBERT, 34, of Henryville, died Sunday, January 8, 2012 in Clarksville.
She was born July 16, 1977 in Madison.
Survivors include sisters, Jessica Gilbert, Henryville, Jennifer Collman, Crothersville, Crystal Ross, Sellersburg; a step-brother, B.J. Mosley, Kendallville and her father and step-mother, Danny and Evon Gilbert , Henryville.
She was preceded in death by: by her mother, Linda Gilbert.
Funeral services will be at noon Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at New Frankfort Pentecostal Church with Rev. Marvin McIntosh officiating with cremation to follow.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Thursday at New Frankfort Pentecostal Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


DAVID LEE SINGER, 68, died Sunday, January 8, 2012 at Kindred Hospital at Jewish in Louisville.
He was born on October 26, 1943 to Dallas Denver and Delma Horine Singer in Bethlehem. He retired from Jeff Boat in Jeffersonville after 41 years. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, David Wayne Singer; a step-son, Allen Wayne Shepherd; brothers, Gary and Steve Cornell.
Survivors include his ex-wife and friend, Elaine Singer of Charlestown; son, David Denver Singer of Japan; daughter, Polly Lynn Moon of Washington; brothers, Dallas Singer of New Washington, and Raymond Singer of Marysville; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial the Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 38 p.m., and after 9 a.m. on Thursday.
Condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com



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