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Obituaries - September 10, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 September 2008 00:00

WILLIAM T. "BILL" TAYLOR, 80
GORDON B. MILLER, 80
EVELYN MARY RIMES, 79
MICHAEL W. WHITE, 61
DEANNA LEE THOMAS, 45
NELLIE BELLE RIDDELL, 81
CARL GENE MELTON, 73
JEAN GROSS, 84
COURTLAN L. BOTTORFF, 99
DONALD C. SELLERS, 77
JEAN C. BERKEY, 89
ANNA MARY GOINS, 86
EARL RAY FLOYD, 72
JAMES "JIMMY" MICKEL JR., 25
LISA LYNN ANDERSON, 44
RUTH EVELYN DORTON, 82
BONNY SMITH HUMPEL, 66
ETHEL HUBLER ROWE, 91
MICHAEL LEE WILSON, 56
VENIS CLIFTON PAYNE, 83
MARY E. HEDRICK, 74
ROBERT A. NELSON, 44
JACK HALL, 84
DR. JAMES RAYMOND "DOC" "RAY" NOLAN, 86
 
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   ?   ?   ??    WILLIAM T. “BILL” TAYLOR, 80, Scottsburg, died on Sunday, September 7, in New Albany.
    Born in Salem, he retired in 1985 after 35 years of service as plant manager of the old Scottsburg Novelty Inc. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and a 50-year member of Scottsburgh Lodge 572 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis and Moose Family Center 2324 in Scottsburg. He was also a member of Scottsburg First Christian Church.
    Survivors include two sons, Thomas A. Taylor of Judsonia, Ar., and Sean S. Taylor of Scottsburg; two daughters, Cindy S. Ashton of Mabank, Tx., and Julie A. Peoples of New Albany; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
    Calling today (Wednesday) at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg is planned from 4 to 8 p.m.
    On Thursday, September 11, calling will be observed from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. David Colbert will officiate at the service.
    Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem following full military graveside honors.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit the American Cancer Society.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.

    GORDON B. MILLER, 80, Scottsburg, died on Saturday, September 6, at Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare in Louisville, Ky.
    The Washington County native retired in 1993 after 47 years of service to Morgan Foods Inc. in Austin, where he was a sales manager. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Scottsburg, where he held several leadership positions including serving as deacon. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
    Memberships included Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 555, Moose Family Center 2324, the Scott County Historical Society, Scott County Genealogical Society, Preservation Alliance Inc. and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Scott County Post 6582. He had also served as trustee of the Beech Grove Cemetery Association.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Jane Peden; a son, Ed Miller of Washington; a daughter, Marsha Miller-Smith of Scottsburg; four grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.
    A memorial service by members of the IOOF Lodge 555 was held on Monday evening, September 8, at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
    The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, September 9, at his church. The Rev. Robert Flynn and Bro. Bob Berry officiated.
    Burial was in Beech Grove Cemetery in Washington County following full military graveside honors.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit his church’s memorial fund or the Beech Grove Cemetery Stone Restoration Fund.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at  www.collinsfuneralhome.net.

    EVELYN MARY RIMES, 79, Scottsburg, died on Friday, August 29, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
    Formerly of Sebastian, Fl., she was born in Macon, Ga., and had lived in Scottsburg for the last three years. She was a homemaker.
    Survivors include two sons, Clifford James Rimes of Palm Bay, Fl., and Eugene Glenn Rimes of Vero Beach, Fl.; two daughters, Kathy Holliday of Scottsburg and Annabelle Gould of Sebastian; a sister, Reba Tankersley of Kenansville, Fl.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Thursday, September 4, at the Strunk Funeral Home in Sebastian. The Rev. Bobby Tipton officiated.
    Cremation has been selected. Burial will take place at a later date.
    Memorial gifts may be sent to Annabelle Gould, 13015 75th Court, Sebastian, FL 39958.
    Staff of the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg was in charge of local arrangements.

    MICHAEL W. WHITE, 61, Seymour, died on Monday, August 11, at the Waters of Seymour.
    Born in Columbus, he was a former government employee, working as an electrician for the General Service Administration in the maintenance program. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and was a life member of Seymour Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925 and American Legion Post 89 in Seymour.
    Survivors include three sons, Michael J. White of LeCanto, Fl., Benjamin I. White of Dunnellon, Fl., and Darby W. White of Ocala, Fl.; six brothers and sisters, all of Seymour; and a granddaughter.
    Cremation was requested.
    Memorial gifts can be given to the family to help with funeral expenses.
    Staff of the Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville was in charge of arrangements.

    DEANNA LEE THOMAS, 45, Miami, Fl., died on Monday, July 27.
    She was born in Plainfield, N.J.
    Survivors include a son, who resides in Florida, and her grandparents, O.P. “Red” Moody of Scottsburg and Lucille Potts Moody.

 
 NELLIE BELLE RIDDELL, 81, Austin, died on Wednesday, September 3, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
    She was born in Perry County, Ky., and retired from Panasote in Seymour in 1989. She attended the House of Prayer in Austin.
    Survivors include a son, Roger Riddell of Austin; a daughter, Carolyn Walker of Vandalia, Ohio; ten grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, September 6, at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. The Rev. Don Allen officiated.
    Burial was in Spurgeon Cemetery near Austin.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.

    CARL GENE MELTON, 73, Crothersville, died on Tuesday, September 2, at his home.
    Born in Anderson, Tn., he was a U.S. Navy veterans and had retired from the old American Can Company in Austin. He was a member of Scaffold Lick Baptist Church near Blocher.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Stella Combs; two daughters, Rena Couch of Seymour and Ruthie Sizemore of Scottsburg; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
    The funeral service was conducted on Friday, September 5, at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. The Rev. Sammie White officiated.
    Burial was in Uniontown Cemetery in Jackson County.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.

    JEAN GROSS, 84, Scottsburg, died on Monday, September 1.
    She was a Scottsburg native and was the retired owner of The Old Morgan Trail Antiques. She was a member of the ladies’ auxiliary of the American Legion Scott Post 234 in Scottsburg.
    Survivors include a son, Randy Gross of Scottsburg; a daughter, Sue Guernsey of Scottsburg; and a grandson.
    The funeral service was conducted at the Stewart Funeral Home in Scottsburg on Thursday, September 4. Phil LaMaster officiated.
    Burial was in Bethel Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged to benefit the Bethel Cemetery Association and Hospice.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.stewartfuneralhome.net.

    COURTLAN L. BOTTORFF, 99, Salem, died Thursday, August 28 at The Waters of Salem.
    He was a retired employee of Government Depot and had worked for the Charlestown Powder Plant and Marshall Monuments. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association.
    Survivors include his son, Ray Bottorff of Salem, four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Sunday, September 31 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.

    DONALD C. SELLERS, 77, formerly of Pekin died Thursday, August 28 at University of Louisville Hospital.
    He was retired from Kimball Office Furniture where he worked in Quality Control in Borden, a Korean War Air Force veteran, a member of the St. Paul Catholic Church, and an avid Providence High School Football fan.
    Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Grace Sellers of Sellersburg; son, Vernon Sellers of Suffolk, Virginia; daughter, Judy Fromme of Sellersburg and four grandchildren, Lauren Nichols, Jared Fromme, Zack Fromme, and Elvie Sellers.
    Services were held Monday, September 1 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Sellersburg with burial in Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany. Garr Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Memorial contributions can take the form of donations to the St. Paul’s Building Fund.

    JEAN C. BERKEY, 89, Salem, died Thursday, August 28 at Washington County Memorial Hospital.
    She was a retired schoolteacher at the old Pekin Grade School. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, Tri-Kappa, National Historical Society, DAR, PEO, and the First Christ Church.
    Services were held Saturday, August 30 at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.

    ANNA MARY GOINS, 86, Charlestown, died Thursday, August 28 at Sellersburg Health and Rehab.
    Survivors include her husband, James Goins of Charlestown; daughters Beverly Zollman of Charlestown, Pat Larkins of Rapid City, South Dakota and Phylis Ferguson of Daytona Beach, Florida; son, Jim Goins of Lavergne, Tennessee; sisters Pauline Zimmerman of Charlestown and Virginia Couch of Glendale, Kentucky; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
    Services were held Monday, September 1 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.

    EARL RAY FLOYD, 72, Salem, died Thursday, August 28 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    He was a retired self-employed roofer and a Korean War Army veteran.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Margaret Ann Jenkins; daughter, Tammy Lynn Hurst of Salem; three sons, C.J. Bostock of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Craig P. Bostock of Clarksville, and Darren Ray Floyd of Salem; brother, Jerrel “Jerry” Floyd of Brandenburg, Kentucky, and eight grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, September 3 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Borden with military honors.
    Family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice.

    JAMES “JIMMY” MICKEL JR., 25, Charlestown, died Thursday, August 28 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital.
    He enjoyed playing video games, loved basketball and wrestling, and was a member of Faith World Outreach Center.
    Survivors include his parents, James and Joyce Mickel Sr.; sister, Jessica A. Mickel of Charlestown; grandparents, Estil and Sue Nugent and Patsy R. Mickel of Charlestown; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
    Services were held Wednesday, September 3 at Grayson Funeral Home with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.

    LISA LYNN ANDERSON, 44, Salem, died Thursday, August 28 at her home.
    Survivors include her companion, Cheryl A. Jenkins of Salem; two sons, Carl Wesley Anderson and Shawn Wayne Jenkins, both of Salem; three daughters, Angela Faye Anderson of New Albany, Jessica Lynn Callaway of Sellersburg,  and Deborah Marie Lester of Ohio; mother, Delores Blanton Slate of New Albany; four brothers, Melvin Lee Anderson of Marengo, Simon Lee Anderson of New Albany, Carl Edward Anderson of Salem, and David Roy Slate of New Albany; two sisters, Clara Marie Nalley of Louisville and Rhonda Dee Anderson of New Albany; and six grandchildren, Alexandra Faith, Austin Moreland, Angelica Anderson, Adrianna Moreland, and Prudence and Caidence Callaway.
    Visitation was held Tuesday, September 2 at the Oak Street Chapel of Seabrook Diekmann & Naville Funeral Homes.

    RUTH EVELYN DORTON, 82, Elizabeth, died Friday, August 29 at the Harrison County Hospital in Corydon.
    She was a member of Depauw United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include five sons, Harold F. Dorton Jr. of Elizabeth, Bruce S. Dorton of Paoli, Charles R. Dorton of Elizabeth, John M. Dorton of Elizabeth, and David Brian “Pete” of New Albany; seven brothers and sisters, Lucille Layer of Corydon, Dororthy Burnett of Powder Springs, Georgia, Ronald Stewart, Gene Stewart, and Geneva Weber all of Elizabeth, David Stewart of Louisville, and Carol Hook of New Albany; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, September 1 at Depauw United Methodist Church with burial in  the church’s cemetery. Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

    BONNY SMITH RUMPEL, 66, Sellersburg, died Thursday, August 28.
    Services were held Thursday, September 4 at Scott Funeral Home’s North Chapel.

    ETHEL HUBLER ROWE, 91, New Albany, died Saturday, August 30 at her residence.
    She was an auxiliary member of VFW Post 3281 in New Albany and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
    Survivors include her son, Raymond “Jim” Rowe of Smithville Kentucky; daughter, Vickie Rowe of New Albany; sister, Irene Board of Elizabeth; brother, Emmett Hubler of Floyds Knobs; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Wednesday, September 3 in the Paul F. Kraft, Sr. Memorial Chapel at Generations Funeral Home with entombment to follow at SCI Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus - Hospice of Southern Indiana.

    MICHAEL LEE WILSON, 56, Charlestown, died Friday, August 29.
    There were no services scheduled. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

    VENIS CLIFTON PAYNE, 83, Georgetown, died Monday, September 1.
    Services were held Thursday, September 4 at Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville, Market Street Chapel.

    MARY E HEDRICK, 74, Borden, died Wednesday, September 3 at her home.
    She retired from National Tobacco in Louisville after 30 years.
    Survivors include four sons, Butch Cheatham, Jerry Hedrick, Bill Hedrick, and Junior Hedrick; three daughters, Mary Twinkle-Cheatham, Robin Niece, and Rhonda Gatrost; two sisters, Lou Burns and Janice Roberts; sixteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, September 6 at Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg with burial at Miller Cemetery in Borden.

    ROBERT A. NELSON, 44, Salem, died Tuesday, September 2 at Washington County Memorial Hospital.
    He was an employee of Tecumseh Products and Salem Speedway, and a member of Westside Baptist Church.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Norma Roop; mother, Sharon Nelson of Salem; daughter, Kendra Nelson of Salem; three brothers, Ronald and Jeff Nelson both of Salem, and Dennis Nelson of Indianapolis; and two sisters, Sherri Merola of Houston, Texas and Melinda Guthrie of Rosewood, Ohio.
    Services were held Friday, September 5 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.

    JACK HALL, 84, Salem, died Wednesday, September 3 at Meadow View Health Care Center in Salem.
    He was a retired employee of Daimler-Chrysler in Kokomo, a member of Salem Church of God of Prophecy, and a Ham Radio Operator.
    Survivors include six sons, Jack Hall of Georgia, Rocco Hall of Marion, Malcom Hall of Texas, Jesse Hall of Ohio, Frank Hall of Nashville, and Dennis Hall of Albany, Kentucky; three daughters, Roxann Hall of Salem, Almeda Hall Schauis of California, and Rachel Hall Midgett of Jeffersonville; two sisters, Bobbie and Josie Hall; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Friday, September 5 at Weathers Funeral Home with cremation to follow.

    DR. JAMES RAYMOND “DOC” “RAY” NOLAN, 86, New Albany, died Tuesday, September 2 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
    He obtained his optometric degree from Northern Illinois College of Optometry and established his practice in New Albany in 1949 retiring in 1990. He was a board member for VOSH - Indiana (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) and had served on over 50 missions to Honduras and Central America, most recently in February of this year. He continued to collect and sort eyeglasses and other items for a medical clinic, school, and other facilities in several Honduran cities and was extremely appreciative of all the assistance he received in his untiring endeavors to assist the visually impaired.
    He was a WWII veteran of the Air Force Signal Corps, 4th Degree member of the Cardinal Ritter #1221 Knights of Columbus, trustee for the Halleron Trust Fund, Lions Club member, recipient of the New Albany Deanery Office of Youth Ministries St. John Bosco Award for his work with youth, named Citizen of the Year by the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Floyd County, an active member of the choir, and a Eucharistic Minister at Holy Family Catholic Church in New Albany. With his wife, he was honored with the Celebrating Catholic Schools Values Career
Achievement Award from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. As a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, he participated for many years in the Lip Sync Show fellowship. Dr. Nolan enjoyed attending Mass at Mount St. Francis and assisted at many of their annual fundraising picnics.
    Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Bernice E. Holden Nolan; daughter, Marilyn Ziegler of Columbia, Illinois; sons, Dr. Ronald Nolan and Alan Nolan both of New Albany, and Brian Nolan of Sherman Village, California; sister, Catherine McAtee of Loogootee; brother, Damon Nolan of Laguna Vista, Texas; brother-in-law Cletus Holden of Louisville; grandchildren, Matthew Nolan of New Albany, Nick Nolan of Houston, Texas, Gregg Nolan of Indianapolis, Geoff Ziegler of Newington, Connecticut, Tom and Michelle Ziegler of Columbia, Illinois, Jim Nolan of St. Louis, Missouri, Gary Nolan of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Laura Nolan of New Albany.
    Services were held Saturday, September 6 at Holy Family Catholic Church with burial at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in New Albany. Generations Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality.
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