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Obituaries May 2, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 May 2012 00:00

ELBERT POWELL
BARNEY ALLEN JONES, JR., 79
ALVIN TRUDY SPARKS, 63
JOSEPH F. ILES, 84
EMILY DAWN (SPICER) HUNLEY, 28
SHIRLEY FRANCES LITTLE, 75
GARY KEITH ELLES, 40
SUSAN ELIZABETH MILLER BREWER, 97
PATRICIA A. MILTON, 77
EARL WESLEY SMITH, 93
CLIFFORD EUGENE WORLEY, 84
ELMER "MOE" THOMPSON, 66
GEORGE G. BOWE, SR., 81
NORMA LEE GAMMONS, 84
NORMA LEE GAMMONS, 84
DAVID MADISON JENKINS, 77
JESSIE FAYE YOUNG, 72
DAVID MADISON JENKINS, 77
ALAN J. LAFONTAINE, 72
CHESTER "MOE" BRANDENBURG, 72
BERTHA JOSEPHINE (MURPHY) DIETRICH, 85
DOUGLAS OWEN DAVIDSON, 64
TERRY OVERSTREET, 61
DONOVAN MAX WILSON, 82
MICHAEL ABRAM ROMERO, 56
PAUL A. WRIGHT
ROBERT K. SHOPE
MARK WARD BENHAM, 54
MICHAEL KEITH DATTILO
SARAH E. QUILLEN, 72
EDWARD G. “EDDIE” HUNGER, JR., 75
CLYDE HENSLEY, 78
MICHAEL W. ASHER, 27
BRITTANY ANN MARLMAN, 30
BUELL FREMONT KILGAS, 71
NACY SPICER, 83
KATHERINE MOHLER BROWN, 95
CLOYD "CURLY" JULIAN, 101

 

DORIS D. (LOUDERMILL) TAYLOR, 91, of New Washington, died Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Simmons Mini Home in Jeffersonville.
He was born on April 24, 1920 to Robert and Eva Logsdon Powell in Leitchfield, Ky.
He was an Army Veteran of WWII, and a retired barber. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Fern Powell.
Survivors include his sons, Greg Powell (Leslie) of New Washington, and Robert E. Powell (Collette) of Charlestown; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 3 p.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington, with interment in the Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 1 p.m. Saturday.
Military services will be provided by the American Legion Post 336 and VFW Post 1427.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


BARNEY ALLEN JONES, JR., 79, of Jeffersonville, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at his home.
He was born on April 9, 1933 to Barney A. Jones, Sr. and Mary Ellen Powell Jones in Jefferson Co., Ky. He was a Navy Veteran of the Korea War, and a retired co-owner of Bethlehem Packaging and Die Cutting.
He is preceded in death by his parents, 12 siblings, and his grandson, B.J. Denney.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Lee Corbin Jones; daughter, Vicky Denney (John) of Jeffersonville; granddaughter, Alicia Kane of Jeffersonville; great-grandchildren, Ashlyn and Alexander “Jak” Kane both of Jeffersonville.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 12 p.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.
Visitation will be after 9 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday at Highland Memory Gardens, 279 Landis Lane, Mt. Washington, Ky.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to: Charlestown Independent Church for the B.J.’s Playground Fund at P.O. Box 477, Charlestown, IN 47111.


ALVIN TRUDY SPARKS, 63, Madison, formerly of Helton, died Saturday, April 21, 2012 at his home.
He was born on December 11, 1948 in Birminham, Ala. to R.T. And Lucille Noojin Sparks. He was employed for 19 years as a trackman for the B & O Railroad, the Chessey System and the Seaboard Railroad Systems.
Survivors include his daughter: Tabitha Sparks of Jemison, Ala.; his sisters: Sarah Myers of Madison; Peggy Bailey of Jemison, and Mary Hitt of Blunt County; Ala.; his brother: Eddie Sparks of Arab, Ala.; four grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son: Joe M. Sparks; and an infant sibling.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the donor's choice.


JOSEPH F. ILES, 84, Floyds Knobs, formerly of Lafayette, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at his residence.
He was born on August 15, 1927 in Montgomery County, Ind. to the late Claud and Mary E. Kemble Iles. He was retired after 35 years of service to the Railroad Company. He was a member of the Floyds Knobs Community Club, the Georgetown Masonic Lodge and Edwardsville United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife: Juanita Marie Bailiff Iles; his sons: Joseph Michael and David R. (Vicki) Iles, both of Lafayette, Daniel W. (Peggy) Iles of Floyds Knobs and Richard S. Iles of Fairdale, Ky.; his daughters: Vicki Lynn Yoder of Walkerton, Ind., Phyllis M. (David) Gregory of Georgetown, Anita J. (Joe) Striegel of Corydon and Mildred Amos of W. Lafayette; 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his sister: Helen Fulks; and his brother: Walter Iles.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Edwardsville United Methodist Church. Cremation was chosen.
Arrangements were handled by Kraft Funeral Service.
Another reception and memorial service will be held Lafayette at a later date and time to be announced.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Edwardsville United Methodist Church, the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.


EMILY DAWN (SPICER) HUNLEY, 28, of Austin, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 in Scott Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 15, 1984 in Seymour, the daughter of Ricky Spicer and Betty (White) Spicer. She was a member of Pentecostal Faith in Austin. She married Kris Hunley on March 11, 2011, who survives.
Survivors include a son, Nicky Spicer, Deputy; parents, Nicky & Betty Spicer, Deputy and a sister, Nicole Bowling, Austin.
She was preceded in death by: her uncle, Michael Phillip Spicer.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Spicer officiating.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at Buchanan Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Scottsburg Cemetery in Scottsburg.
Memorial Contributions can be made to her Family.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


SHIRLEY FRANCES LITTLE, 75, of Commiskey, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on April 9, 1937 in Pulaski County, Kentucky the daughter of Herbert and Lucinda Sidwell Roy. She married John Henry Little on August 5, 1955 in Scottsburg, Indiana. He preceded her in death on February 4, 2008.
She was a homemaker and farmer. She was a member of United Christian Church in Paris Crossing, Indiana and the NRA (National Rifle Association). She enjoyed crocheting, reading working word search puzzles and enjoying her two dogs, Archie and Tiger.
She is survived by her sons, Tim (Mary) Little and Jim (Denise) Little both of Commiskey; two brothers, Rual (Betty) Roy of Commiskey and Herbert Roy of Ft Meyers, Florida; two sisters, Ruth Roberts of West Palm Beach, Florida and Shelia Donn Anthony of Hope; seven grandchildren, Eric (Charlotte) Little, Darrell (Becca) Little, Jacob Barker, Katelynn Barker, Jonathan Little and Amy Little all of Commiskey and Ashley Little of North Vernon; three great-grandchildren, Garrett and Masyn Little both of Commiskey and Damon Golden of North Vernon and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one brother, Buddy Roy.
A memorial service will be conducted at a later date at the United Christian Church in Paris Crossing with the Rev. Damon Marling officiating. Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be sent in honor of Mrs. Little to the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services to United Christian Church in Paris Crossing, Indiana or Hospice of Jackson County.
You are welcome to leave a message of condolence to the family at www.dovesharprudicel.com.


GARY KEITH ELLES, 40, Hanover, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at University of Louisville Hospital.
He was born on November 9, 1971 in Madison to Gayle and Linda Bowman Elles. He was employed for 15 years with Arvin Sango in quality control and was a member of Hanover Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughter: Alyssa Elles of Hanover; his son: Kyle Elles of Hanover; his parents; his grandmother: Marie Bowman of Hanover; his brother: Michael W. (Leigh Ann) Elles of Sellersburg; his nieces: Brianna and Lauren; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Everett and Violet Risk Elles and Carl Bowman; and his uncle: Donald Elles.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial followed in Grandview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum near Madison.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Gary K. Elles Memorial Fund.


SUSAN ELIZABETH MILLER BREWER, 97, Salem, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Meadow View Health Care and Rehab.
She was born on August 10, 1914 in Howard Township to John Riley and Mary Watts Miller. She worked at the Salem Hatchery for a short time and then was employed 23 years at the Modernaire Dress Shop on the square. She was also a member of Salem Church of Christ.
Survivors include her longtime friend: Estelle Cauble; her nieces and nephews: Dorthy June Walton, Mary Burns, Carol Lee Chenier, Ben Weathers, Kenny King and Bill King. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Lester “Shorty” Brewer; her sisters: Myrtle Carrie Weathers and Frances B. King; and her nephew: John D. King.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.


PATRICIA A. MILTON, 77, Campbellsburg, died Monday, April 23, 2012 at St. Vincent Hospital.
She was born on February 12, 1935 in Benton Harbor, Mich. to Francis Romatus and Inez Christina Swarthout Jacobs. She was retired from Woolin Products in Stevensville, Mich. and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her sons: Myron, Kelvin, Allen and Frank Eversole, all of Campbellsburg, Nick and David Miler of Michigan and Russell Miller of Kentucky; her daughter: Nina Eversole of Michigan; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother: Francis Jacobs; her sister: Virginia Viola Musick; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 27, 2012 at Weathers Funeral Home.


EARL WESLEY SMITH, 93 of Charlestown died Wednesday April 25, 2012 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born on October 18, 1918 in Ohio County, Ky. to Dowe and Vienna Hunt Smith. He was an army veteran of World War II and a retired Mechanical Parts Assembler from Naval Ordnance.
Survivors include his wife the former Dorothy Richmond, sons; Richard Smith of Charlestown and David Smith of Crosby, Texas and five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday May 1, 2012 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Tuesday.
Online condolences may be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com


CLIFFORD EUGENE WORLEY, 84, of Charlestown, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Hillcrest Nursing Center in Jeffersonville.
He was born February 28, 1918 in Baxter Springs, Kan. He was a Army and Navy veteran of World War II a member of the Blazing Star Masonic Lodge #226 who will conduct a Masonic Memorial Service at 7 p.m. Friday.
Survivors include his daughters, Gina Simmonite, New Washington and Vicki Worley, Charlestown; sons, Jim Worley and John Worley both of Charlestown; seven grandchildren and twelve great-granchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday April 28, 2012 at Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday.
Military services will be conducted by the Charlestown American Legion and V.F.W. at the cemetery.
Condolences to the family may be left at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


ELMER "MOE" THOMPSON, 66, of Deputy, Idied Wednesday, April 25, 2012 in Scott Memorial Hospital Scottsburg.
He was born December 10, 1945 in Hazard, Ky., the son of the late Willie Thompson and Mable (Deaton) Thompson.
Survivors include his daughter, Peggy Sue Thompson, Deputy; son, Elmer Ray Thompson, Austin; a stepson, Eugene Wayne Moore, Jr.; brothers, Walter Thompson, Austin, Johnny Thompson, Seymour, Danny Thompson, Seymour, Tunis Thompson, Hayden, Indd., Mike Thompson, Seymour, Lawrence Thompson, Ohio, Bobby Thompson, Hayden and a sister Eliza Davis, Seymour. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Cremation was chosen.
Memorial Contributions: can be made to the family in care to the funeral home.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


GEORGE G. BOWE, SR., 81, died April 18, 2012 with family at his side.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a long-time member of St. Joseph Hill Catholic Church in Sellersburg and a life member of VFW Post 3281 in New Albany and American Legion Post 204 in Sellersburg.
He was born on February 11, 1931 in Floyds Knobs, to the late George and Julia J (Zimmerman) Bowe.
He is also preceded in death by his son, Daral L. Bowe; sisters, Adelaide Renn and Elma Daugherty; and brothers, Kenneth, Dennis, Cyril, and Cletus Bowe.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Lenora P. (Davis) Bowe; son, George G. Bowe, Jr. (Doraveen); daughter, Beverly J. Bowe; sisters, Thelma Johnson and Valeria Shidler; grandchildren, Bruce, Dana, Aaron, Adam, Amy, and Andrea Bowe, Michael Calvert, and Kendra Ford; great grandchildren, Savona and Chessa Bowe and Emily Ford.
His Memorial Mass will be 10 a.m. on Monday, April 30, 2012 at St. Joseph Hill Catholic Church.
Newcomer Funeral Home, New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Hill Catholic Church (2605 St. Joe Road West, Sellersburg, IN 47172).
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


NORMA LEE GAMMONS, 84, of New Albany, died Thursday April 26, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born on September 6, 1927 in Carbon Glow, Ky. the Daughter of James and Ella Donals Higgins. She was a homemaker and enjoyed canning, quilting, gardening and traveling.
Survivors include her sons, Gerald Gammons(Martha), Louisville, Gregory Gammons, New Albany, Stephen Gammons(Kathleen), Louisville, Leslie Gammons(Penny), Tulsa, Okla. and Timothy Gammons(Kathleen), Naples, Fla.; daughter, Gwendolyn Sample (Steve) Ocala, Fla.; sisters, Juanita Plowman, Lexington, Ky. and Helen Jean Bly(Glen), Fla.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30, 2012 at Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown.
Visitation will be held on Monday after 10 a.m. until time of service.
Interment will be in Kraft Graceland Memorial Park.


NORMA LEE GAMMONS, 84, of New Albany, died Thursday April 26, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born on September 6, 1927 in Carbon Glow, Ky. the Daughter of James and Ella Donals Higgins. She was a homemaker and enjoyed canning, quilting, gardening and traveling.
Survivors include her sons, Gerald Gammons(Martha), Louisville, Gregory Gammons, New Albany, Stephen Gammons(Kathleen), Louisville, Leslie Gammons(Penny), Tulsa, Okla. and Timothy Gammons(Kathleen), Naples, Fla.; daughter, Gwendolyn Sample(Steve) Ocala, Fla.; sisters, Juanita Plowman, Lexington, Ky. and Helen Jean Bly (Glen), Fla.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30, 2012 at Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown.
Visitation will be held on Monday after 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be in Kraft Graceland Memorial Park.
Online expressions of sympathy can be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


DAVID MADISON JENKINS, 77, of Bethlehem died Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born March 15, 1935 in Bethlehem the son of Ulysses Grant and Mary Bell Head Jenkins. He was retired from ICI of Americas and served in the U.S. Marine Corp.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Dell Harvey Jenkins; son, Gary Purlee(Betty) New Washington; daughters, Mary Jane Weddle(Barry), Bethlehem, Kathy Sizemore(Kenneth) Sr., Bethlehem and Pauletta Barlow, Jeffersonville; brothers, Ben Jenkins, Madison and Ulysses “Dutch” Jenkins, Hibernia; grandchildren, Brandon Weddle, Kenneth Sizemore, Jr.(Annie), Kimberly Franklin(Stephen), Amanda Barlow, Jeff Purlee(Reagan), Brandy Grigsby(Ryan) and Tiffany Kelley(Greg); great-grandchildren, Ethan, Georgia, Elijah, Khrystal and Evan Franklin, Raqueal Henderson, Emily Purlee, Presley and Hudson Grigsby and Xavier Kelley.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Grayson Funeral Home, New Washington with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Monday from 1-8 p.m. and on Tuesday after 9 a.m. until time of service.
Online condolences may be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


JESSIE FAYE YOUNG, 72, of Seymour, died Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
She was born on December 24, 1939 in Chavies, Ky., the daughter of the late Frank and Malta (Collins) Young. She was a retired press operator for Valeo-Sylvania, a member of the Seymour V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Post #1925 and the Eagles Lodge Ladies Auxiliary Post # 655 all in Seymour.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Cecil, Ned, Robert & Luther Young and three sisters, Ada Sizemore, Mary Johnson & Imogene Misamore.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Enochs of Seymour and Charles Enochs (Amanda) of Missouri; a daughter, Debbie Huff (James) of Seymour; a granddaughter who cared for her, Tabitha Jones of Seymour, 10 other grandchildren, Dusty Weddle of Seymour, Indiana, Billy Enochs of Orleans, Jessica Evans, Tommy & David Reece & Alyssa Enochs all of St. Petersburg, Fla., Crystal, Amanda & Angel Enochs of New York & Katelynn Enochs of Arkansas and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, April 30, 2012 at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Burial followed in New Providence Cemetery.
Online condolences: www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


DAVID MADISON JENKINS, 77, of Bethlehem died Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born March 15, 1935 in Bethlehem the son of Ulysses Grant and Mary Bell Head Jenkins. He was retired from ICI of Americas and served in the U.S. Marine Corp.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Dell Harvey Jenkins; son, Gary Purlee(Betty) New Washington; daughters, Mary Jane Weddle(Barry), Bethlehem, Kathy Sizemore(Kenneth) Sr., Bethlehem and Pauletta Barlow, Jeffersonville; brothers, Ben Jenkins, Madison and Ulysses “Dutch” Jenkins, Hibernia; grandchildren, Brandon Weddle, Kenneth Sizemore, Jr.(Annie), Kimberly Franklin(Stephen), Amanda Barlow, Jeff Purlee(Reagan), Brandy Grigsby(Ryan) and Tiffany Kelley(Greg); great-grandchildren, Ethan, Georgia, Elijah, Khrystal and Evan Franklin, Raqueal Henderson, Emily Purlee, Presley and Hudson Grigsby, Xavier Kelley and Kaelin Sizemore.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Grayson Funeral Home, New Washington with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Monday from 1-8 p.m. and on Tuesday after 9 a.m. until time of service.


ALAN J. LAFONTAINE, 72, died April 26, 2012.
A native of Delmar, New York, he graduated from Hudson Valley College in Troy, New York. A former National Guardsman, he was the owner of Lobo Equipment and a member of St. Mary Navilleton Catholic Church in Floyds Knobs. He was born on May 9, 1939 in Binghamton, New York to the late Leon J. and Dorothea C. (Andreas) LaFontaine.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Elaine F. (Catlin) LaFontaine; son, Keith LaFontaine; daughters, Kimberly Martin (Dale), Teresa Ford (John), Yvonne Thulier (Dave), and Janet Duke (David); brother, Noel LaFontaine (Imelda); grandchildren, Erika, Jenna, Jordan, Kaeleigh, and Tyler.
The Funeral Mass was at Monday, April 30 at St. Mary Navilleton Catholic Church with burial to follow at church cemetery.
Newcomer Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


CHESTER "MOE" BRANDENBURG, 72, of Scottsburg, died Friday, April 27, 2012 at the University Of Louisville Hospital in Louisville.
He was born on February 25, 1940 in Beattyville, Ky., the son of the late Charles A. and Emma Mae (Tirey) Brandenburg. He was a retired truck driver for Morgan Foods in Austin and also served as the former Chief Union Steward for the Local 89.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles Lloyd, Carl, Elvis Wayne & Acie Lee Brandenburg and a son-in-law, Michael Jones.
Survivors include his wife, Mary (King) Brandenburg; two sons, Chester Gene Brandenburg, Jr. (Anna Belle) of Little York and Craig S. Brandenburg (Penny) of South Boston; three daughters, Lucinda Bush (Mike) and Nita Jones both of Lexington and Neva Brandenburg of Seymour; four sister, Jacquelean Derringer (Richard) of Austin, Marjorie Nichter (Paul) of Seymour, Nancy Lou Gay (Dale) of Austin and Etta Sue Robinson (Roger) of Scottsburg; 13 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Collins Funeral Home with burial in New Providence Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Online condolences: www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


BERTHA JOSEPHINE (MURPHY) DIETRICH, 85, died Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born on January 10, 1927 to the late Edward L. & Bertha M. (Maire) Murphy in New Albany. She had a love for music and had played guitar for many years with her brothers, nephew & friends. While playing they were known as The Midnight Ramblers. She was a member of the VFW Post 3281 and the American Legion Bonnie Sloan Post 28 Ladies’ Auxiliaries.
She is survived by her son, Kenny Weber (Jane) of Georgetown; daughters, Kay Swartz (Jim) of Depauw, Doris Rottet (Pat) of New Albany, Jeanine Rakes (Tom) of New Albany; sister, Mary Mahon (Al) of Sellersburg; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; & many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Along with her parents, Bertha was preceded in death by her husband, John “Larry” Dietrich; daughters, Betty Bryant & Marilyn Ashley; and her brothers & sisters.
Her Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany).
Her Funeral Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in the Paul F. Kraft, Sr. Memorial Chapel at the funeral home with burial to follow at Forest Grove/Willy’s Chapel Cemetery in Henryville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure (P. O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309).
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


NORMA LEE GAMMONS, 64, of Seymour, died Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Hospice Inpatient Facility in Columbus.
She was born June 14, 1947 in Oneida, Ky., the son of George Lester and Bessie (Hudson) Davidson who are both deceased.
Military rites will be accorded at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Crothersville Cemetery at the Veterans Memorial by the Crothersville VFW post #1083.
Rev. Danny Kessler will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Adams Funeral Homes & Crematory in Crothersville.
Friends may call on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at Adams Funeral Homes & Crematory in Crothersville.
Memorial donations may be given to Jackson County Humane Society or Crothersville Class of 1965 Scholarship fund c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 E. Howard Street, Crothersville, IN 47229.
Friends may view and sign the online condolence book at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


TERRY OVERSTREET, 61, of Campbellsville, Ky., died Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville.
He was born on November 16, 1950 in Campbellsville, Ky., the son of the late John Thelbert Overstreet and Gladys (Hovious) Overstreet. He was a former employee of the old Fruit of the Loom Factory in Campbellsville and a graduate of Taylor County High School.
He was preceded in death by his father and several siblings.
Survivors include a daughter, Melanie White (Lee) of Scottsburg; his mother, Gladys Overstreet of Bardstown, Ky. and a brother, Charles Overstreet of Kansas.
Cremation was chosen and private services will be held at a later date.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Scott County Relay for Life c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana.
Online condolences: www.collinsfuneralhome.net


DONOVAN MAX WILSON, 82, Salem died Friday, April 27, 2012 at St. Vincent Hospital of Salem. He was born April 11, 1930 in Washington County, the son of Herbert and Nelle Mead Wilson. He was a retired hairdresser and owner of Donovan's. He was also a former Draftsman for American Builders. He was a member of Salem Lions Club and a Korean War Navy veteran.
He is survived by three nephews, Larry, Mike and Robbin Wilson all of Evansville.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Vaughn Wilson.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 1 at 5 p.m. at Weathers Funeral Home with Rev. Sara Shields officiating.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.


MICHAEL ABRAM ROMERO, 56, of Nineveh, Indiana, formerly of Salem, died Friday, April 27, 2012 in Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis.
He was an employee of J. E. Reedy Inc. in Jeffersonville, was a 1981 Harvard Law graduate and a former lawyer. He was born February 23, 1956 in Long Beach, Calif., the son of Abram and Shirley Francis (DeLara) Romero.
Survivors include his three daughters, Raquel Romero, Louisville, Ky., Sean Romero and Jillian Romero, Salem; one son, Michael K. Romero, Salem; his mother, Shirley Castillio, Murrietta, Calif.; a sister, Linda Erickson, Murrietta, Calif.; two brothers, Thomas Romero, Basalt, Colo. and Abraham Romero, Denver, Colo.; his fiancé, Lauren R. Kizer and a stepdaughter, Haley Kizer, Nineveh and one grandson, Kaiden James Romero-Hembree, Salem.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorial services were at 4 p.m. Sunday at Dawalt Funeral Home.
Cremation was chosen.


PAUL A. WRIGHT, 74, died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
He was born in Laconia on September 1, 1937, the son of Jesse Monroe and Edna Mae Patterson Wright. He was a plumber for Norton and Associates in New Albany; he attended Rehoboth Presbyterian Church in Laconia and was active in Little League and Boy Scouts.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Brenda Morgan.
He is survived by his wife, Gaye Hornickel Wright of Jeffersonville; three sons, Greg Wright of Greenville, Troy Wright (Theresa) of Brandenburg, Ky., Toby Wright (Lisa) of Palmyra; threes sisters, Linda McCarthy “Bob” of New Albany, Gloria Troutman (Jim) of Elizabeth and Marion Obermeier (Fred) of Fulda, Ind. and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon. Dr. Frank Hainer will officiate. Burial will be in Rehoboth Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 10-8 p.m. on Tuesday after 9 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home in Corydon.
The family suggest memorial gifts be made to the Rehoboth Cemetery Foundation.


ROBERT K. SHOPE, 58, New Salisbury, died Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Jeffersonville to Lloyd and Kathryn Conrad Smith Shope. He worked at Premier Appliance Repair in Jeffersonville.
Survivors include his wife: Rebecca A. Shope of New Salisbury; his daughter: Kelly (Danny) Newlin; his step-daughter: Elly (Jay) Sisler; and his grandchildren: Austin Newlin, Haley and Katie Sisler. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral service will be held at the family's farm in New Salisbury on June 2, 2012.
Arrangements are being handled by Love Funeral Home in Palmyra.


MARK WARD BENHAM, 54, Madison, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at his residence.
He was born on June 6, 1957 in Jefferson County to James F. and Mary Ward Heath Benham. He worked in the construction field early in life, then worked for Arvin Sango in Madison and most recently had been a caregiver for three years.
Survivors include his mother; his brother: Tony (Karen) Beham of Madison; his aunts and uncles: Hazel Heath of Madison, Marjorie and Bob Underwood of Versailles, and M. Edward Taylor; his nieces: Lisa, Michelle and Heather; two great-nieces and one great-nephew. He was preceded in death by his father and his uncles and aunts: Ernest and Jessie Oresik, Phyllis Taylor and Graham Heath.
A graveside service was held Monday, April 30, 2012 at Brooksburg Cemetery. Reverend Joel Almaroad officiated.
Arrangements were handled by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Brooksburg Cemetery.


MICHAEL KEITH DATTILO, 48, Commiskey, died Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
He was born on March 15, 1964 in Madison to Norman Michael and Patricia Robbins Dattilo. He had worked several jobs over the years, most recently with North American Stainless. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Prince of Peace Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife: Tracie Dawn Schwartz Dattilo of Commiskey; his son: Ryan Dattilo of Commiskey; his daughter: Haily Dattilo of Commiskey; his sisters: Robin M. McKay and companion Michael Barnes of Milton, Ky. and Kristi M. (Brian) Amick of Clarksville, Tenn.; his brothers: Daniel C. (Shannon) Dattilo of Madison and Dominic D. (Christine) Dattilo of Hanover; his step-mother: Mary Lou Humphrey Dattilo Reed of Arab, Ala.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Don and Elinor Schwartz of Madison; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Christy (Mark) Hay, Donnie (Lisa) Schwartz and Ann Youngblood, all of Madison; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents: Frank, Sr. and Ethel Howard Dattilo and Stanley and Thelma Robbins.
A funeral mass was held Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Burial followed at St. Joseph Cemetery in downtown Madison.
Arrangements were handled by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Mike Dattilo Memorial Fund..


SARAH E. QUILLEN, 72, Pekin, died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born on April 20, 1940 in Cromona, Ky. to Carl and Mandy Yeary Nunley. She was a retired QMA for Meadow View Health Care and Rehab.
Survivors include her husband: Ralph J. Quillien of Pekin; her sons: Ralph and Anthony Quillen, both of Pekin; her daughter: Renettia Turpin of Collinsville, Ill.; her brothers: Thomas Nunley of Columbus, Ga., Edward “Gail” Nunley of Salem and Spencer Nunley of New Albany; her sister: Faye Slone of Cromona, Ky.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers: James, F.D., William “Clarence” and Clyde Nunley; and her sister: Lucille Hayes.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 8 pm and on Thursday from 8 am until the time of services.


EDWARD G. “EDDIE” HUNGER, JR., 75, Madison, died Sunday, April 29, 2012 at his residence.
He was born on April 16, 1937 in Madison to the late Edward G, Sr. and Theresa Marie Buchanan Hunger. He was retired after 34 years of service as a machinist with Cummins Engine Company. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. He also held membership in the Fraternal Order of Police, the Madison Elks Club No. 524 and the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765.
Survivors include his son: Edward T. Hunger of Madison; his grandson: Jacob Tyler Hunger of Madison; his nieces and nephews: Lisa Maloney Botos, Mark, John Eric and Michael Christopher Maloney, and Julie Ann Randolph; his brother-in-law: Tom Randolph of Greenfield, Ind.; several cousins and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his sisters: Angela Marie Hunger Randolph and Catherine Josephine Hunger Maloney.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 am on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Madison. Full military honors will be conducted at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, May 3, from 4 to 8 pm and on Friday from 9 to 1:30 am at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. The rosary will be prayed at 7:30 pm on Thursday, May 3, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Shawe and Pope John.


CLYDE HENSLEY, 78, of Paris Crossing, died Friday, April 27, 2012, at his residence.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Coffee Creek Baptist Church in Paris Crossing, with Rev. David Schill and Rev. Irmal Elliott officiating.
Born August 9, 1933, in Harlan County, Ky., he was the son of Roy and Nola Brummett.
Hensley. He married Ann Mullins in September 1954, in Lancaster, Ind. She survives. He retired from Cummins. He had previously worked for 23 years at US Shoe Factory in Crothersville. He was a member of Coffee Creek Baptist Church, a past member of Jennings County School Board, a past president of Coffee Creek Community Center and a past member of the Jennings County Merit Board. He served on the OVO Board. He loved square dancing, and was an avid Atlanta Braves and Kentucky Wildcats fan.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Pascal (Susie) Hensley of Paris Crossing; daughter, Rhonda (Tony) Hamilton of North Vernon; three brothers, Ralph Hensley of Fla., Carl and Earl Hensley, both of Paris Crossing; two grandchildren, Isaiah (Missy) Hensley and Basile Hamilton; two great grandchildren, Luke and Camron Hensley; and two step-great grandchildren, Thomas and Megan Schuler.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Barbara Fish; and five brothers, Jerry, Frank, Billy, Otis and Roy Hensley.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Coffee Creek Baptist Church or Coffee Creek Cemetery Fund.
Friends and family may light a candle or leave an online condolence in Clyde’s memory at www.sawyerfuneralservice.com.
Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service in North Vernon, and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.
Burial will be at Coffee Creek Cemetery.


MICHAEL W. ASHER, 27, of Underwood, died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at his residence.
He was born on March 28, 1985 in Jeffersonville, the son of Jerry W. and Janice M. (Hogue) Asher. He was an employee of Genpak in Scottsburg, formerly employed at Walmart Distribution Center and Aisin both in Seymour, and Papa John's Pizza in Scottsburg.
He graduated from Scottsburg High School in the Class of 2003, attended the Bethel Baptist Church in Leota, and was a former volunteer fireman for Vienna-Finley Township Volunteer Fire Department in Vienna.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, June R. Asher on March 23, 1997.
Survivors include his parents, Jerry & Janice Asher of Scottsburg; a brother, Matthew W. Asher of Scottsburg; grandparents, Bill & Joyce Hogue of Jeffersonville and Walt & Brenda Asher of Sevierville, Tenne.; a very special girlfriend, Dawn Holiday and her three children, Caitlyn, Destyne & Kyle; 12; aunts & uncles; nine cousins; a large extended family & numerous friends.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Online condolences: www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


BRITTANY ANN MARLMAN, 30, died April 26, 2012 in Dexter, Missouri.
She was born on May 5, 1981 in Louisville, to Steve Marlman and Penni Fraley Johnson. She attended Borden High school, and was a loving mother.
Survivors include her mother, Penni (Chris) Johnson, Louisville; her father, Steve (Susan) Marlman, Salem; a son, Rhyley Dale Spencer, Bloomfield, Mo.; sister, Samantha Jo (Mark Wheeler) Marlman, Greenfield, Ind.; a niece, Shelby Wheeler and a nephew, Griffen Wheeler.
Fuenral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from noon until 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Autism Society of America.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.garrfuneralservices.com.


BUELL FREMONT KILGAS, 71, North Vernon, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at his home.
He was born on September 12, 1940 in Seymour to Alfred and Zonda Hunt Kilgas. He retired as a MSGT after serving over 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. He was also a member of the American Legion in Madison and a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Seymour.
Survivors include his wife: Andrea Kilgas of North Vernon; his sons: Bradley (Sandra) Kilgas of Kansas City, Mo., Gregory (Jennifer) Kilgas of Northeast, Pa. and William Kilgas of San Antonio, Tx.; his daughter: Ronda (Jeremy) Cox of MT. Vernon, Tx.; his step-daughter: Dedra (Gary) Landwear of Versailles; his brothers: Willis (Pauline) Kilgas of Seymour and Steve (Susan) Kilgas of Martin, Tenn.; his sisters: Sharon Kilgas of Wynn, Ark., Carol (Martin) Hounshel of North Vernon and Mary Bragg of Columbus; and 14 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-daughter: Talena Counts; his brother: Robert Kilgas; and his sisters: Jeanette Emily and Catherine Justice.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home/ Burial followed at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Monday, April 30, 2012.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Funeral Home for Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis and to the Faith Baptist Church.


NACY SPICER, 83, London, Ky., died Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at her home.
He was born on July 31, 1928 in Perry County, Ky. to the late Miles and Della Cole Spicer.
Survivors include his wife: Frances Huls Spicer; his sons: Roger Spicer of Austin and Ivan Spicer of London; his daughters: Rhonda Gray and Janice Mitchell, both of Nashville, Tenn.; his sisters: Bedel Baldwin of Campbellsburg, Etta Jeut of Austin, Marjorie Shadburn and Shannie Hurt, both of Scottsburg, Pauline Crider of Henryville and Betty Lamb of Madison; his grandson: Jason Riley of London; and his granddaughters: Angie Hunter of Chicago, Ill. and Debra Bailey of Versailles, Ky. He was preceded in death by his brothers: Silas and Manuel Spicer; and his granddaughter: Melissa Dawn Spicer.
No services were announced. Burial took place at West London Cemetery.


KATHERINE MOHLER BROWN, 95, died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at Elmcroft of Muncie following an extended illness.
She was born on October 28, 1916 in Deedsville the daughter of Joseph Abraham and Bessie Lee (Stanton) Mohler, graduated from Scottsburg High School, received her Bachelor’s Degree in English from Indiana University, received her Master’s Degree in Library Science from Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, and moved to Muncie in 1949.
She lived in Chicago for two years working at the American Library Association Headquarters. She was the Assistant Director of the Muncie Public Library for thirty years prior to her retirement in 1981.
She married Chester C. Brown, in Muncie and they married in February 1961. She was a charter member of the Riley Jones Club, and a member of Altrusa Club, Delta Epsilon Chapter of Psi Iota Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, and Hazelwood Christian Church, where she was an elder.
Surviving are several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chester C. Brown in 1986; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Chinni and Hazel Owen.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 4, 2012 in Hazelwood Christian Church. Burial will follow at 4:00 p.m. in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. on Friday until service time on Friday.
Memorials may be directed to Hazelwood Christian Church, 1400 W. University Ave. Muncie, IN 47303, Muncie Altrusa Foundation, P.O. Box 923, Muncie, IN 47308, or the Riley-Jones Foundation, 114 S. Franklin St., Muncie, IN 47305.
The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.meeksmortuary.com.


CLOYD "CURLY" JULIAN, 101, died April 10, 2012.
He was born on November 30, 1910, the oldest of seven sons born to Elsie and Otto Julian of Austin. He graduated from Austin High School and from DePauw University. While attending DePauw on a Rector Scholarship, he ran cross country where he almost made the Olympic team. He later received his Masters from the University of Iowa.
He married Elizabeth "Betty" Brooks on December 25, 1935, and was married for 62 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, and brothers; Delbert, Thurman Altus, Harold, and Ray Dean Julian.
He is survived by his son Bill (Kathy), daughter Joanne Solomon (Gerald), granddaughter Erin Morrow (Louis), three great grandsons; Brooks, Will, and Miles. He is also survived by two brothers, Wilbur and Gordon, of Scott County.
He taught at Austin High School for two years before coming to Indianapolis to be the track coach and health teacher at George Washington High School. There he stayed for the next 40 years becoming department head, PE consultant, vice-principal and his last 17 years as Principal. While Principal, Washington won 2 state championships in basketball, 2 state championship in football and one in girl's track. He supported the beginning of a humanities curriculum. He became known as "Mr. Continental". The GWCHS auditorium is named after him. During the War, he served as an Administrative Officer in the Navy Air Corps and attained the rank of Lt. Commander. He refereed high school football and basketball around the state. He is a member of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame. With the help of Jim Otto and Dr. Ed Tether, wrote one of the leading health books, "Modern Health". He also co-authored the first sex education book for high schools.
After retirement, he continued to be very active in many different groups. He was a member of Broadway United Methodist Church, Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine, ATO Collegiate Fraternity, Phi Delta Kappa, Hugenot Society the Rotary Club of Indianapolis, and the Indianapolis Contemporary Club.
A Celebration of Life service was held on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Broadway United Methodist Church on Fall Creek Blvd.
Memorial contributions may be made to Broadway UMC Foundation, Indiana Football Foundation, or Marquette Manor Foundation.


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