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Obituaries - August 27, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 August 2008 00:00

KENNETH M. McELROY, 60
MARY IRENE CLEVENGER, 89
IVERNA ROSE WILSON LEWELLEN, 81
BLAINE ROBERT EMERY, 93
JANICE ELAINE THOMPSON KRUER, 45
THOMAS EDWARD LUNDERGAN, 33
GALE RAY RIGGS, 50
NICHOLAS JEROME HOPKINS, 23
NANCY NORMAN, 86
SAMUEL RAY PIERCE, 70
TIMOTHY ALLEN PIERCE, 47
RONALD O. RUSH, 73
LORENA HOLMES, 71
THE REV. ERNEST R. CLARK, 85
THOMAS M. BROWN, 96
AARON M. BRUCE, 25
JAMES STEPHEN MORRIS, 58
KATHRYN GONDER JENKINS, 96
GARNER F. GIRT, 83
BEULAH MAE CAMPBELL, 71
BARBARA McQUEARY KEITH, 63
DOUGLAS KEN ZUBER, 56
BOBBY J. HOBBS, 48
CLARENCE J. GOSMAN, 88
ENDA MAE OGDEN PYLES, 84
FREDA L. GRAVES, 91
WILLIE SAMUEL "SAMMY" LEVERIDGE, 55
 
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   ?   ?    KENNETH M. MCELROY, 60, of Butler, Pennsylvania, died Tuesday, August 12 at Butler Memorial Hospital.
    Ken was a past employee of the New Albany Tribune as the Director of Advertising.
    Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Uhl McElroy; two sisters, Sharon McElroy of Borden, and Caroyln Heishman of Georgetown; three nieces, Christi Love of Louisville, Kentucky, Leah Armfield of New Albany, and Christy Love of Indianapolis; one nephew, Brian Newton of Indianapolis; and three grand-nephews.
    Services were held Monday, August 18 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Bradford, with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Generations Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
    Family requests donations to the American Heart Association.

    MARY IRENE CLEVENGER, 89, of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Campbellsburg, died Saturday, August 16 at her home.
    She was a Doctor’s Assistant and an Aeronautical Technician.
    She is survived by three daughters, Sandra Jane Oller of Dunnellon, Florida, Deanna Sue Whitaker of Gainesville, Florida and Brenda Kay Brown of Ocala, Florida. A son, Larry James Clevenger; a brother, Donald Westfall of Jamestown, California; two step-grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
    Graveside services were held Friday, August 22 at Saltillo Cemetery. Weathers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


    IVERNA ROSE WILSON LEWELLEN, 81, died Friday, August 15 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
    She was a retired secretary from the Washington County Highway Department and was a member of Christian Heritage Chapel.
    Survivors include two daughters, Linda Kaina of Henryville and Lora Coles of Columbus; two brothers, Glen Wilson of Seymour and Ronnie Wilson of Elkhart, Kansas; three sisters, Mary Lee of Jacksonville, Florida, Betty Parriott of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and Karen Payzant of Marco Island, California; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
    Services were held  at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem on Wednesday, August 20, with burial at Bunker Hill Cemetery.

    BLAINE ROBERT EMERY, 93, of Salem died Monday, August 18 at The Waters of Salem.
    He was a retired construction worker and a World War II veteran.
    Survivors include three sisters; Florence Lewellyn of Scottsburg and Bonnie Lee Knight and Susie Lockenour, both of Pekin.
    Services were held Wednesday, August 20 at Martinsburg Cemetery with military honors.

    JANICE ELAINE THOMPSON KRUER, 45, Floyds Knobs, died on August 16 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    She was a member of Faith Harvest Assembly in Greenville.
    Survivors include her husband, Francis J. “Frank” Kruer; three sons, John Locke of Salem and Stewart and Travis Kruer of Floyds Knobs; her parents, Marion and Loretta Thompson of Palmyra, and a grandson, Zachary Locke.
    Services were held on Wednesday, August 20 at Generations Funeral Home, with burial at Fairview Cemetery in New Albany.

    THOMAS EDWARD LUNDERGAN, 33, of Livonia died Tuesday, August 19 at Washington County Memorial Hospital.
    He was a former employee of Lowe’s and 84 Lumber Company in Richmond, Kentucky. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Salem.
    Survivors include a son, Hannigan Lundergan of Berea, Kentucky; his parents Robert and Dianne Ludlow Lundergan of Livonia; a brother, Joseph Lundergan of Hardinsburg; a sister, Katherine Cole of Campbellsburg; and a niece and nephews.
    Services were held Saturday, August 23 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Salem. Weathers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

    GALE RAY RIGGS, 50, of Campbellsburg died Saturday, August 2 at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis.
    He attended the New Hope United Methodist Church in Salem and was a life resident of Washington County.
    Survivors include his wife, Cathy Flickner Riggs; brother, Roger Riggs of Salem; stepsons and several grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, August 7 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery.

    NICHOLAS JEROME HOPKINS, 23, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, died Thursday, August 14.
    Services were held Monday, August 18 at Weathers Funeral Home.

    NANCY NORMAN, 86, Charlestown, died Friday August 15, at the Clark Memorial Hospital.
    She was a member of the Charlestown Independent Church and a former employee of I.C.I.
    Survivors include her daughter, Pat Little of Charlestown, grandchildren; Andi and Sean Rowlett of Milton, Kentucky, Brian Little of New York, New York, Jeremy Little of Hanover, Indiana and Christina Norman of Jeffersonville. Eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grand-daughter.
    Funeral services were held Monday, August 18 at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.

    SAMUEL RAY PIERCE, 70, of Indianapolis died Friday, August 15, 2008 at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove.
    Mr. Pierce worked at Nava Star for 30 years and is a member of Calvary Temple in Indianapolis.
    Survivors include his wife, Jean Cross Pierce, his sons, Mike, Rick, and Timothy Pierce of Indianapolis; daughter, Tamara Pierce of Charlestown; grandchildren, Jackie, Brittany, Courtney, Carissa, Tristan, Lance, Angel, Faith, Casey, and Samantha; four great-grandchildren; brother, David Lee Pierce of Charlestown; sisters, Lula Mae Farmer of Campbellsville, Kentucky, Evelyn Hall of Underwood, Indiana, Carolyn Miller of Jeffersonville, Verna Jean McDaniel and Alma Jane Denney of Charlestown.
    Services were held Tuesday, August 19 at the Charlestown Independent Church. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

    CLARENCE EARL STINES, 92, Charlestown, died Wednesday August 13.
    He was retired from Standard Oil Company in Louisville.
    Services were held Sunday, August 17 at Grayson Funeral Home.

    TIMOTHY ALLEN PIERCE, 47, of Charlestown died Saturday, August 16 at his home.
    He worked at Manitowoc Beverage in Sellersburg.
    Survived by his father, Ralph Pierce of Bluffton; wife, Wanda Lozier Pierce; sons, Justin Pierce of Charlestown and Preston Pierce of Huntington; daughters Sarah Pierce of Ossian, Lindsey Combs of Decatur, Krystal Pierce of Ft. Wayne, and Isis Pierce of Huntington; bothers, Carlos Pierce of Decatur, Rob Pierce of Kingsland,, and Martin Pierce of Bluffton; sisters, Sonya, Cindy Vanderhart of Decatur, and Erin Walls of Hillsboro, Tennessee; stepdaughters, Tabitha Reynolds of Charlestown and Jody Collett of Jeffersonville; and five grandchildren.
    Services were held Friday, August 22 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.

    RONALD O. RUSH, 73, died Tuesday, August 19.
    Service was held Friday, August 22 at Hibernia Christian Church. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

    LORENA HOLMES, 71, of Charlestown died August 20 at Norton Health Care Pavilion in Louisville.
    She was an environmental service worker for the University of Louisville.
    Survivors include her husband, Wade Holmes of Charlestown; daughters, Barbara Sexton of Louisville, and Rita Smith of New Albany; stepsons, Larry Holmes, Gary Holmes, and Chris Holmes all of Charlestown; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, August 23 at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Hibernia Cemetery in New Washington.

    THE REVEREND ERNEST R. CLARK, 85, died Tuesday, August 19 at Wedgewood HealthCare Center in Clarksville.
    Clark served in the United States Marine Corps, was a graduate of the University of Louisville, and attended the Southern Baptist Seminary. He served as a pastor of churches in Southern Indiana and Wisconsin.
    Survived by his children Troy Clark and Melinda Clark; grandchildren Connie Meredith and Yvonne Singer; and six great grandchildren. A private, family service was held.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to HOSPRAUS of Southern Indiana at (800) 264-0521.

    THOMAS M. BROWN, 96, died Wednesday, August 13.
    Services were held Saturday, August 16 at the Paul V. Shrader Funeral Home.

    AARON M. BRUCE, 25, died Wednesday, August 13.
    Services were held Saturday, August 16, at Market St. Chapel.

    JAMES STEPHEN MORRIS, 58, died Saturday, August 16 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    He worked at Citi Financial in Louisville.
    Survived by his mother, Lucille Shutt Morris; three children, Brandon, Evan, and Heather Morris; two sisters, Kathy Jones and Laura Money; and a brother, Keith Morris.
    Services were held Saturday, August 23 at Generations Funeral Home.

    KATHRYN GONDER JENKINS, 96, passed away Monday, August 18.
    A private family service was held Thursday, August 21 at Generations Funeral Home.

    GARNER F. GIRT, Clarksville, 83, died Tuesday, August 19.
    Service was held Friday, August 22 at Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg.

    BEULAH MAE CAMPBELL, 71, Scottsburg, died on Tuesday, August 26, at her home.
    She was born in Winchester, Ky., and was a member of New Providence Baptist Church.
    Survivors include her husband Bill; two sons, Danny Campbell of Bardstown, Ky., and Tony Campbell of Scottsburg; three daughters, Carol Brooks and Donna Collins, both of Scottsburg, and Patsy Rench of Ringgold, Ga.; two brothers, James Spencer and Bobby Spencer, both of Scottsburg; two sisters, Bethel Willoughby of Austin and Thelma Combs of Crothersville; ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
    Calling today (Wednesday) at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin is planned from 4 to 8 p.m.
    On Thursday, August 28, calling will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until the funeral service at 11 a.m. The Rev. Peter McClellan will officiate at the service.
    Burial will be in Austin Cemetery.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.

    BARBARA McQUEARY KEITH, 63, Scottsburg, died on Thursday, August 21.
    She was born in Lancaster, Ky., and was a member of the Solid Rock Community Church in Scott County.
    Survivors include her husband, David; four sons, Hubert McCane of Hanover and James, Mark and Cecil McCane, all of Milton, Ky.; a daughter, Carrie Mitchell of Nicholasville, Ky.; three stepdaughters, Robin Keith of Louisville, Ky., Tara Cates of Nashville, Tn., and Sasha Backus of Madison; three brothers, Bill McQueary and Earl McQueary, both of Milton, Ky., and Stanley McQueary of Hanover; two sisters, Betty Prince and Rita Maddox, both of Milton, Ky.; and ten grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Sunday, August 24, at her church. The Rev. Mike Shuler officiated.
    Burial will be in Moffett Cemetery in Milton at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 31.
    Staff of the Wood-Oakley Funeral Home in Milton are in charge of arrangements.

    DOUGLAS KENT ZUBER, 56, Fremont, died on Saturday, August 23, at Lake James in Angola.
    He was a lifelong resident of Steuben County and was a graduate of Tri-State University at Angola. He retired as president of TydenBrammall in 1999 and was co-owner of SOS Service Inc. in Angola. He was a member of the Land Of Lakes Lions Club in Steuben County and recently was honored with the Melvin Jones Fellow Award from Lions International. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Angola and Knights of Columbus and a board member of Rise Inc. in Angola.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Linda L. Leland; a son, Chris Zuber of Indianapolis; a daughter, Allison Fraser of Noblesville; her mother, Eloise Zuber of Angola; and a brother, Tom Zuber of Hartland, Mi.
    Calling today (Wednesday) at Beams Funeral Home in Fremont will be observed from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.
    A funeral mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 28, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. The Rev. Fred Pasche will officiate.
    Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Fremont.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit Rise Inc. or the Fremont Fire Department.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.beamsfuneralhome.com.

    BOBBY J. HOBBS, 48, Indianapolis, died on Saturday, August 23.
    Born in Clarksville, he was an employee of Nobles of Indiana.
    Survivors include his mother, Margueret Alsup Hobbs of Indianapolis; a brother, Donald A. Hobbs of Indianapolis; and two sisters, Rhonda J. Allison and Lisa A. Shonk, both of Indianapolis.
    A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Fairview Cemetery near Scottsburg.
    Staff of the Lynhurst Neighborhood Funeral Home in Indianapolis is in charge of arrangements.

    CLARENCE J. GOSMAN, 88, Madison, died on Saturday, August 23, at King’s Daughters Hospital in Madison.
    A native of Bedford, Ky., he had been a resident of Jefferson County since 1947. He was a lifelong farmer.
    Survivors include two sons, Jim Gosman and Dave Gosman, both of Madison; three brothers, Jesse Gosman of Greenwood, William Jack Gosman of Seymour and Leon Gosman of Bedford, Ky.; two sisters, Nola McCutcheon of Kent and Nancy Wright of Clarksville; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, August 26, at the Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Bro. Clarence Doyle officiated.
    Burial was in Olive Branch Cemetery near Madison.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit the cemetery’s fund.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

    EDNA MAE OGDEN PYLES, 84, Hanover, died on Tuesday, August 19, at Hanover Health and Rehab Center.
    A native of Trimble County, Ky., she had lived in Madison since 1947 and had worked at the old Conn Organ Company there for 15 years. In 1962, she co-owned and co-operated Pyles Carpet and Tile in Madison with her husband, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church in Milton, Ky.
    Survivors include her husband, Chester Allen Pyles; two sons, Vernon A. Pyles of Madison and Jerry L. Pyles of Ottertail, Mn.; two daughters, Beverly Jean Sauley of Hanover and Pamela Gay Gates of Nashville, Tn.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Friday, August 22, at her church in Milton. The Rev. Paul Tweedy and the Rev. Lowell Ogden officiated.
    Burial was in Moffett Cemetery in Milton.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison to benefit the Troy Pyles Memorial Scholarship Fund.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

    FREDA L. GRAVES, 91, Hanover, died on Wednesday, August 20, at King’s Daughters Hospital in Madison.
    She was born in Chicago, Il., and had served as a trustee of Saluda Township. She had worked at the old Charlestown ammunition plant and at Morgan Foods Inc. in Austin. Memberships included New Bethel United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include two sons, Gary L. Graves Sr. of Jeffersonville and John Frank Graves Jr. of Lexington; two daughters, Barbara Ann Gotowka of Louisville, Ky., and Kay E. Small of Underwood; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
    A graveside service was conducted on Saturday, August 23, in New Bethel Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Roberts officiated.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the Hanover Chapel of Vail-Holt Funeral Homes to benefit the New Bethel Cemetery Association.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.vailholtfuneralhome.com.

    WILLIE SAMUEL “SAMMY” LEVERIDGE, 55, North Vernon, died on Sunday, August 17, at Jennings Health Care Center in North Vernon.
    Survivors include a son, Stace Leveridge of Commiskey; a daughter, Sherry Beal of North Vernon; a brother, Tim Leveridge of Burkesville, Ky.; six sisters, Linda Krantz of Cottontown, Tn., Charlotte Short and Leta Green, both of Commiskey; Brenda Hughes of Lovett, Patricia Short of Paris Crossing and Susan Harmon of North Vernon; and two grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Wednesday, August 20, at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home in North Vernon. The Rev. Bob Weeks officiated.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit AMVETS.
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