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Obituaries January 18, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 January 2012 00:00

MARY HELEN PRICE HAWKINS, 70
VIOLET M. RISK ELLES, 95
CARL STEWART, 68>
WANDA M. WALKER, 87>
ROBERTA “BOBBIE” HARGIS, 55>
CANDY M. HUFF, 60
VIRGIL THOMAS JENKINS, 71
RYAN WILLIAM DIXON, 30
ELIZABETH NEWLON MARSHALL, 92
JAMES J. ZAHN, 70
LUTHER B. HILL, 72
SANDY KENNEDY WISEMAN, 47
MARIA F. WELCH, 95
VIRGINIA R. COLLIER, 91
THELMA HATTABAUGH, 83
ROBERT J. BARTRON, JR., 84
JIMMY STRONG, 80
MARGARET B. ISLER, 79
ROBERT E. "BOB" FUNK, 69
BARBARA JEAN HELEN "BOBBIE" DICKERSON, 78
JEWELL R. BLAYLOCK, 89
JAMES OTIS STACY, 88
RITA L. MARTIN, 57
LUTHER "BILL" HILL, 72
RYAN WILLIAM DIXON, 30
VIRGIE T. DAVIDSON, 68
SYLVIA I. DEFORD, 89
MARIE CHASTEEN, 86

 


MARY HELEN PRICE HAWKINS, 70, Madison, died Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
She was born on May 24, 1941 in Fairview, Ky. to Woodrow Wilson and Lucille Eaton Price. Since 1978 she served as secretary and treasurer for the Transmission Warehouse in Madison. She was a charter member of the Madison Township Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxillary and a member of the North Madison Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband: Harry Wallis Hawkins of Madison; her daughter: Donna Michelle Hawkins (Jimmy Walters) Mitchell of Madison; her son: Troy W. (Summer) Hawkins of Madison; her sister: Patricia Price of Elkton, Ky.; her brother: Jerry (Shirley) Price of Auburn, Ky.; her nieces: Gretchen and Annette; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several great nieces, great nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law: Wallis and Bessie Hawkins.
Funeral services were held on Friday, January 13, 2012 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial followed in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter or the North Madison Church of Christ.

 


VIOLET M. RISK ELLES, 95, Hanover, died Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at the Hanover Health and Rehab Center.
She was born on December 4, 1916 in Madison to David and Ida Fuehrer Risk. She retired from the U.S. Shoe Corporation after 25 years of service.
Survivors include her daughter: Gloria (William) Moore of Hanover; her son: Gayle (Linda) Elles of Hanover; her daughter-in-law: Becky Elles of Indianapolis; her brother: Glenn (Helen) Risk of Versailles, Ind.; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, one step-grandson, several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Everett W. Elles; her son: Donald Elles; her brother: Robert Risk; and her sister: Lois Bryant.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial followed in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Hanover Health and Rehab Center.


CARL STEWART, 68, Bedford, died Wednesday, January 11, 2012 in Core Nursing and Rehabilitation of Bedford.
He was born on January 26, 1943 in Pekin to the late Paul and Dora Baker Stewart. He was a retired employee of the Kimball Company in Borden. He served during the Vietnam War as a Private E2 in the Indiana National Guard.
Survivors include his daughter: Amy Bruner of Salem; his son: Carl E. Stewart of Salem; his brothers: Richard Stewart of Pekin and Kenny Stewart of Myrtyle Beach, S.C.; his sister: Ruby Nickels of Tuscon; and his granddaughter: Amanda Bruner of Salem. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.
Funearl services were held Friday, January 13, 2012 at Dawalt Funeral Home. Burial followed at Olive Branch Cemetery in Pekin with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4567 Progress Drive, Columbus, IN 47202.


WANDA M. WALKER, 87, Salem, died Tuesday, January 10, 2012 in Floyd County Memorial Hospital.
She was born on October 9, 1924 in Salem to the late Clabe M. Graves, Sr. and Allie Dean Graves. She retired in 1989 from the old Farmers-Citizens Bank of Salem after 26 years and was a former operator with the old Indiana Telephone Company from 1943 to 1962. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Salem.
Survivors include her daughter: Carolyn Marie Mayfield of Salem; her sisters: Nancy Schocke of Salem and Mary Osborne of Sellersburg; and her granddaughter: Angel Walker. She was preceded in death by her five brothers, one sister and two granddaughters.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at the First Christian Church. Burial followed at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Salem, 305 E. Walnut Street, Salem, IN 47167.


ROBERTA “BOBBIE” HARGIS, 55, of Underwood, died Sunday, January 8, 2012, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
She had been employed at the U.S. Census Bureau for over 33 years as a data Supervisor.
Born October 25, 1956 in West Seneca, New York, she was the daughter of Robert Stoffel who survives in Haines City, Florida and the late Betty (Wagner) Stoffel.
Survivors include a son, Brent Hargis of Underwood, one granddaughter, Brylee Hargis of Austin, three sisters, Kathy Mazzola of Littleton, Colorado, Judy Heintz of Cheektowaga, New York, Carol Nowak of Cheektowaga, New York, one brother Dan Stoffel of Redondo Beach, California.
Reverend Glenda Riggs will conduct funeral services at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 13, 2012 at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Henryville with burial to follow at Forest Grove (Willey’s Chapel Cemetery) Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Henryville and after 10 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2012.
Memorial contributions can be given in memory of Roberta to the family Online condolences may be given to the family at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


CANDY M. HUFF, 60, of Charlestown died Monday Jan. 9, 2012 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
She was born on October 11, 1951 in Perry County, Ky. to Elijah and Brenda Claudia Asher Jent.
She is survived by her husband Bruce Huff, daughter; Lisa Kay Capps of Paris, Ky., sons Lloyd Lovitt of Williamsburg, Ky. and Jimmy Bridwell.
Graveside services were Wednesday January 11, 2012 at Crown Hill Cemetery in New Washington.


VIRGIL THOMAS JENKINS, 71, Salem, died Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Rex Robley VAMC in Louisville.
He was born on January 12, 1941 in Louisville to Roger and Ruth Jenkins. He was a retired driver for Blue River Services, a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the American legion and a member of Full Gospel Outreach Center.
Survivors include his son: William Drew Jenkins of Salem; his daughter: Joann Hublar of Jeffersonville; his brother: Robert Jenkins of Charlestown; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife: Freddie Jean Jenkins; his second wife: Reba Juanita Worley Jenkins; his brother and sister and his parents.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 16, 2012 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Claysville Cemetery with military honors.


RYAN WILLIAM DIXON, 30, Scottsburg, died Tuesday, January 10, 2012 in his residence.
He was born on June 19, 1981 in New Albany to Greg and Ronda Naugle Dixon. He was a 1999 graduate of Salem High School and a U.S. Marines veteran.
Survivors include his parents; his sister: Robin L. (Peter) Swanz of Sellersburg; his grandparents: Mary and Dannie Taylor of Salem; his grandfather: Ronnie Naugle of Salem; and his grandmother: Jean Dixon of Salem. He was preceded in death by his twin brother: Travis J. Dixon.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Dawalt Funeral Home. Burial followed at Franklin Cemetery in Salem.


ELIZABETH NEWLON MARSHALL, 92, Pekin, died Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Salem Crossing.
She was born on October 28, 1919 in Washington County to George W. and Essie Crim Newlon. She was a retired secretary/treasurer for Eastern High School and co-owner of Marhsall Feed Mill. She was a member of the Christopher Harrison Chapter of the DAR, the Pekin Booster Homemakers and Martinsburg Church of Christ.
Survivors include by her son: Jack Marshall of Fayetteville, Tenn.; her daughter: Lois Marshall Greene of Pekin; her brother: Andrew Newlon of Pekin; and two grandchildren: Kellen (Cari) and Clayton (Erin). She was preceded in death by her husband: John Curtis Marshall; her brothers: Glen, Paul, Logan and Edmund Newlon; her sisters: Kathleen Tempel and Georgia and Clara Newlon; and her parents.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 8, 2011 at Martinsburg Church of Christ. Burial followed in Martinsburg Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Weathers Funeral Home in Salem.


JAMES J. ZAHN, 70, Henryville, died Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Salem Crossing.
He was born on June 10, 1941 in Somerset, Ky. to Hershel Zahn and unknown Whitis. He was a retired employee of the old Indiana Southern Rail Road in Louisville and a member of the Charity Community Church in Clarksville.
Survivors include his wife: Barbara Truelove Zahn; his daughter: Zana Zahn of Georgetown; his son: Zarick Zahn of Jeffersonville; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at a later date. Cremation was chosen. Funeral arrangements were made by Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. 240 Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222.


LUTHER B. HILL, 72, Salem, died Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He was born on February 25, 1939 in Kentucky to Hancer and Hazel Spurlock Hill. He was retired from Smith Cabinet Company and was a member of Salem Wesleyan Church.
Survivors include his wife: Venita Barrett Hill; his son: Troy Hill of Salem; his daughters: Johnnie Spears of Salem, Rachel McGuire of Campbellsburg and Polly Gray of Russellville, Ark.; his brothers: Donald Hill of Rockhold, Ky. and Eddie Hill of Williamsburg, Ky.; his sisters: Ida Pearl Broyles of Waco, Ky., Mary Brown and Wanda Hill, both of Rockhold, Faye Hill of Williamsburg and Peggy Lambdin of Barbourville, Ky.; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother: Bradley Hill.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 17 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.


SANDY KENNEDY WISEMAN, 47, New Middletown, died Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
She was born in Norway, Maine on August 10, 1964 the daughter of Darrell and Alice Waters Kennedy. She was a paramedic for Harrison County Hospital. She had been a paramedic and saved many lives for 19 years. She was a former president of the South Harrison Seahawks Swim Team and was very active with Boy Scout Troop 47 and she was an organ donor.
She is survived by her husband, Roy Wiseman of New Middletown; two sons, Jonathan Sellers of Memphis, Tennessee and Kyle Sellers of Elizabeth; a daughter, Tori Wiseman of New Middletown; two brothers, Darrell Kennedy (Nancy) of Pendergrass, Georgia and Bill Kennedy (Maureen) of Otisfield, Maine; three sisters, Cheri Cannon (Tony) of Riverview, Fla.; Teresa Hodges (Lenny) of Plantation, Fla. and Barbara Donahue of Laconia.
Funeral services will be held at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home in Corydon on Saturday from 12-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Sunday.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made Kentucky Organ Donors Association (KODA) or to Boy Scouts of America or to the Corydon Central Vanguard.


MARIA F. WELCH, 95, of Charlestown died Thursday, January 12, 2012, at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born on October 16, 1916, in Chicago, and grew up in Turlock, Calif. She was a retired Nurses Aide at Jewish Hospital in Louisville and a member of Christ’s Community Church of the Nazarene, New Albany.
Survivors include a son, Gary Welch(Darlene), Jeffersontown; sister Elsa Burnett; grandchildren, John Welch(Aneeka) and Faith Wilson(Arnie); great-grandchildren, Brady and Grant Wilson. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Norwood Welch, daughter Joanne, and son Paul.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, January 16, 2012, at Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown, with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2-7 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday until time of service.
Condolences may be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


VIRGINIA R. COLLIER, 91, died Thursday at the Providence Retirement Home.
She was the former Virginia R. Tankersley, a native of Wise County, Virginia, a longtime member of the Ruth Rebekah Lodge and First Baptist Church of Pekin.
She was preceded in death by two sons, David and Roger Collier.
Survivors include her husband of 70 years, James A. Collier two sons, Earl Collier(Wanda) and Dean Collier(Brenda), her daughter, Anetha McCarty(Don), three sisters, Georgia Tomes, Vinnie Roe and Alzada Combs; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at the Oak Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes 1846 E. Oak St.
Her visitation will be from 2–5 p.m. Wednesday before the service.
Memorial Gifts may be given to the Providence Retirement Home.


THELMA HATTABAUGH, 83, of Charlestown, died Thursday January 12, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born on February 28, 1928 in Clay County, KY and was a member of North Charlestown Church of God.
Survivors include her sons, Ronnie Hattabaugh(Roberta), Jeffersonville and Gary Robertson, New Albany; daughters, Sandra Wray(Delmor), Charlestown and Betty Anderson(Bill), Bradenton, FL; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 16, 2012 at the Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
Visitation will held from 12-6 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday until time of service. Expressions of Sympathy may take the form of donation to North Charlestown Church of God.
Condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


ROBERT J. BARTRON, JR., 84, of Scottsburg, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at Scott Villa Living Center in Scottsburg.
He was born on January 3, 1928 in Scott County, the son of the late Robert J. Bartron Sr. and Edna (Chappel) Bartron. He was married August 10, 1968 to Pearl M. (Morgan) Bartron, who survives. He was a retired water tank painter for the old Bartron Painting Service, an U.S. Air Force veteran of WW II and a member of the American Legion Post in Salem.
He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Eunice P. Morgan and a brother, Louis Bartron.
Survivors include his wife, Pearl M. (Morgan) Bartron; two sons, William A. Bartron of Henryville and Robert J. Bartron, III of Salem; a daughter, Carol Cole of Salem; a stepson, Larry Lee Morgan of Scottsburg, several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Franklin Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.collinsfuneralhome.net


JIMMY STRONG, 80, of Austin, died Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
He was born March 22, 1931 in Perry County, Ky., the son of the late Luther Strong and Lillie (Abner) Strong. He owned and operated Strong's Barber Shop for years. Coached little league, was a popular fiddle player with several Bluegrass & Country bands. He was also a Kentucky Colonel and a Past President of the PTA. He served during the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Polly Ruth (Porter) Strong, who he married on August 12, 1956; daughters, Sharon (Wallace Dale) Strong, Little York, Lana Strong, Austin, Lisa Strong, Austin, Lori Hensley, Austin; a son, Ronald Strong, Austin; sisters, Faye Sandlin, Scottsburg and Elsie Miller, Jacksonville, Arkansas. He is also survived by 10 Grandchildren, Amy Ruth (Bud) McIntosh, Jimmy Dale (Tara) Strong, Jenny Lynn Cole, Ronnie Daniel Hines, Dustin Ray Hines, Leslie Dawn (Josh) Fox, Trent Hensley, Shane V. May, Paige Jent, and Alexa Hensley, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Home with Rev. John Bowling officiating.
Burial followed at New Providence Cemetery in Austin.
There was a Military Graveside service conducted by Crothersville, VFW Post 1083.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


MARGARET B. ISLER, 79, of New Washington died Saturday January 14, 2012 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born on January 26, 1932 in Cincinnati, Ohio and was a former secretary and member of the New Washington Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband Nathaniel C. Isler, Jr., daughter; Debbie Isler of Charlestown, son; Charlie Isler, III of Jeffersonville, grandchildren Hobie and Yancey Crase and her caregiver Laureen Stoner of Charlestown.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday January 18, 2012 at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville.
Visitation will be after 9 a.m. on Wednesday.
Online condolences may be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


ROBERT E. "BOB" FUNK, 69, of Scottsburg, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at Kindred Hospital in Louisville.
He was born on June 15, 1942 in Scottsburg, the son of the late James E. and Thelma I.(Weir) Funk.
He was a retired co-owner & operator of the old Funk's Saw Mill in Scottsburg, former Bartender at Hardy's Cafe in Scottsburg and a retired employee of Caesars Casino in Harrison County.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia E. (Elliott) Funk; two sons, Randy Funk (Suzanne) of Greencastle, and Tim Funk (Leigh) of Scottsburg; a brother, James M. Funk (Mary Ellen) of Scottsburg; two sisters, Patricia A. Rose and Shirley Jean Howard both of Scottsburg and four grandchildren, Taylor, Macy, Samantha & Katie Funk.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home with cremation to follow services. Visitation is after 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Memorial Contributions may be made to HHV-6 Encephalitus Foundation c/o Collins Funeral Home.
Online condolences: www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


BARBARA JEAN HELEN "BOBBIE" DICKERSON, 78, of Scottsburg, died Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
She was born on December 16, 1933 in Underwood, the daughter of the late Earl and Della (Lee) Hall and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by a son, Tony Pinkston; a brother, Harold Hall and two sisters, Eva Smith & Delores Hall and two step-sisters, June Thompson & Joanne Wise.
Survivors include her husband, John L. Dickerson; three daughters, Terry Swope (Gary) of Scottsburg, Sherry Pate (Danny) of Austin and Robin Hays (Mark) of Scottsburg; a son, Michael Dickerson (Selena) of Scottsburg; a step-sister, Irene Kannel of Louisville; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation c/o Collins Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


JEWELL R. BLAYLOCK, 89, of Deputy, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at her daughter's residence.
She was born on September 5, 1922 in Bedford, Ky., the daughter of the late Shelby and Allie Mae (Hackney) Hood. She was a homemaker and a member of the Solid Rock Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence W. "Bill" Blaylock; a son, James R. Blaylock; a great-granddaughter, Samantha McNeely; a brother, Blaine Hood and a sister, Virginia Boldery.
Survivors include two daughters, Katheryn M. Robinson of Austin and Mary Bridge of Deputy; a son, Danny Blaylock of Deputy, 17 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, January 16, 2012 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


JAMES OTIS STACY, 88, of Charlestown died Saturday January 14, 2012 at Kindred Transitional Health & Rehab in Sellersburg.
He was born on April 24, 1923 in to Lloyd and Effie Caudill Stacy in Vico, KY. Mr. Stacy was a Navy veteran of World War II a retired machinist for Roman Haas and a member of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.
He is survived by his son; Randy Stacy of Charlestown, companion; Lucille Carpenter of Charlestown, brothers; Skip Stacy of Riverside, Calif. and Denver Stacy of Bull Creek, Ky., sisters; Ellamae Suffridge of Bullitt Co., Ky., Thelma Day of Brooksville, and Susie Stacy of Hamilton, Ohio, grandchildren; Marshall, Damon and Brandy Stacy and great-granddaughter Aleah Stacy.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com


RITA L. MARTIN, 57, Pekin died Saturday, January 14, 2014 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
She was born June 1, 1954 in Jeffersonville, the daughter of Carl and Beulah Jenkins French. They preceded her in death.
She married Steven Martin on July 20, 1973, who survives. She is also survived by a son, Jason Martin of Pekin; two daughters, Stephanie Martin and Leslie Martin, both of Pekin; two brothers, William Brown of Pimbrook Pines, Fla. and James French of Pekin; a sister, Carol Melander of Orleans; step-father, George Broy of Jeffersonville; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Martinsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 8 a.m. until time of service.


LUTHER "BILL" HILL, 72, of Salem died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He was retired from Smith Cabinet Company and a member of Salem Wesleyan Church. He was born February 25, 1939 in Kentucky, the son of Hancer and Hazel Spurlock Hill.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Bradley Hill, and his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Venita Barrett Hill. They were married December 22, 1986. He is also survived by a son, Troy Hill of Salem; three daughters, Johnnie Spears of Salem, Rachel McGuire of Campbellsburg, and Polly Gray of Russellville, Ark.; two brothers, Donald Hill of Rockhold, Ky. and Eddie Hill of Williamsburg, Ky.; five sisters, Ida Pearl Broyles of Waco, Ky., Mary Brown and Wanda Hill, both of Rockhold, Ky., Faye Hill of Williamsburg, Ky. and Peggy Lambdin of Barbourville, Ky.; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Tuesday, January 17, 2011 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.


RYAN WILLIAM DIXON, 30, of Scottsburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at his residence.
He had been a life resident of Washington County, a 1999 graduate of Salem High School and served in the Armed Forces in the U. S. Marines.
He was born June 19, 1981 in New Albany, the son of Greg and Ronda Naugle Dixon.
Survivors include his mother, Ronda (Gary) Dixon, and father, Greg Dixon, both of Scottsburg; a sister, Robin L. (Peter) Swanz of Sellersburg; and grandparents, Mary and Dannie Taylor, Ronnie Naugle and Jean Dixon, all of Salem.
He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Travis J. Dixon.
The funeral service was Saturday, January 14, 2011 at Dawalt Funeral Home. Rev. Diane Walker officiated.
Burial followed at Franklin Cemetery near Salem.
Memorial contributions may be made to Robin Dixon at PNC Bank, 1 Public Square, Salem, Ind. 47167.


VIRGIE T. DAVIDSON, 68, Salem, died Monday, January 16, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born on May 3, 1942 in Manchester, Ky. to Lester and Ethel Mae Winchester Thompson. She was a retired employee of Holmes Industries and a member of Highland Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband: A.F. Davidson of Salem; her son: Milford (Debbie) Davidson of Salem; her daughters: Shelia (Jeff) Martin and Linda Baldwin, both of Salem; her sister: Karen (Johnny) Lucas-Horn of Salem; her father; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother; two sons: Toby and David Davidson; and her sister: Lavada Rodgers.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.


SYLVIA I. DEFORD, 89, Salem, died Monday, January 16, 2012 at Meadow View Health Care Center.
She was born on February 1, 1922 in Leitchfield, Ky. to the late Cordie D. and Fannie Watkins McCrady. She was a retired employee of Mama Rosa's Restaurant and was a former employee of the old Salem Poultry Company. She was a member of the Christian Church.
Survivors include her sons: John D. and William L. DeFord, both of Salem; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, seven brothers and her husband: John M. DeFord.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Dawalt Funeral Home. Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.


MARIE CHASTEEN, 86, Scottsburg, died January 15, 2012.
She was born August 13, 1925 in Lee County Ky., the daughter of the late Robert Stepp and Mary Freeman Stepp. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include, son, Donnie Chasteen, New Albany; daughters, Kay Watts (Ab), Austin and Robin Parrish (Eugene) Amo Ind.; four grandchildren: Mandy Westmoreland, Rodney Watts, Missy Parrish, Tonya Whitaker and seven great-grandchildren, Peyton Westmoreland, Parker Westmoreland, Brooklyn Watts, Brady Watts, Eli Whitaker, Olivia Whitaker and Jacob Whitaker.
In addition to her parent, she was preceded in death by a son Lewis Danny Chasteen, daughter Marion Chasteen and 12 brothers & sisters.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday January 18 2012 at the Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Pastor Don Watts will officiate.
Memorial donations may be made to Relay for Life & Hospice, c/o Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N 1st St., Scottsburg In 47170.
Online condolences may be made at www.stewartfuneralhome.net


Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 12:53