Obituaries July 18, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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CAROLYN ROSE HAUGER, 69, Salem, died Sunday, July 8, 2012 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born on October 17, 1942 in Washington County to Melvin and Edith Kellams Nice. She was a retired employee of Netshape and an Avon Representative. She was active with Relay for Life and was a member of Kansas Church of Christ.
Survivors include her son: Leroy Key of Salem; her daughters: Rayetta Nesmith of Fredericksburg and Amy Waters of Nashville, Tenn.; her brothers: Don and Kenneth “Bud” Nice, both of Salem; her sister: Barbara Curry of Salem; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughters: Katrina Rose and Crystal Key; her brother: Thomas Leon Nice; an infant brother and her parents.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Kansas Church of Christ. Burial followed in Kansas Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were provided by Weathers Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hosparus of Southern Indiana or a Relay for Life team.


SHAWN WILLIAM HENSLEY, 40, of North Vernon, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 in Charlestown.
He was born December 4, 1971 in Jeffersonville, the son of Finley Hensley and Norma Eddins.
Survivors include his son, Seth W. Hensley, North Vernon; mother and step-father, Norma and Frank Teeple, North Vernon; brother, Tim Hensley, Nashville, Ind/; sisters, Sondra Adams and Teena Spencer both of Charlestown.
Cremation was chosen and no services are scheduled at this time. Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown is in charge of arrangements.
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JAMES M. MCKNIGHT, 86, Salem, died Monday, July 9, 2012.
He was born Nov. 14, 1925 in Salem the son of Mervin and Ethal Peden McKnight. He was a retired union carpenter. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Pekin and Salem Masonic Lodge #21. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of VFW and American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois McKnight; four brothers, Warren, Frank, Bob and Donald McKnight and his parents.
He is survived by two sons, James R. McKnight of Dickson, Tenn. and Timothy F. McKnight of St. Augustine, Fla.; a step-daughter, Trina Wells of Salem; four brothers, Perry, Jack, Jerry and Charles McKnight all of Salem; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at Weathers Funeral Home.
Burial will follow with military honors in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 12, from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m.-time of service

LELAND G. "BUDDY" JACKSON, 82, of Madison died Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Jewish Hospital, Louisville.
He was born September 21, 1929 in Bedford, Kentucky the son of Robert & Mary Anderson Jackson.
He resided his early life in Trimble County and later in Ripley and Jefferson County. He was a 1948 graduate of Versailles High School and was raised in the Baptist faith. He was inducted into the United States Air Force on May 4, 1948 in Cincinnati, Ohio and rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on May 3, 1952 from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, receiving the Good Conduct Medal.
He was united in marriage on Jan. 1, 1929 to Ruth Ann Frolks. He began a career in Civil Service with the Jefferson Proving Ground in 1952 and later in 1972 he transferred to the Bluegrass Army Depot in Lexington, Kentucky retiring after 37 years of service in 1985 as the property disposal officer. He moved back to Jefferson County in 1985 and resided here until his death. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, watching UK Basketball and being with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ruth Ann Frolks Jackson of Madison; his son: Douglas Jackson & his wife, Linda of Madison; his daughter: Kathy Hillstrand of Versailles; his sisters: Erma VanHoy & her husband, Jim of Mooresville, Ann Guein & her husband, Don of Tyler, Texas; his grandchildren: Meghan Scudder & her husband, Shawn; Shanna Smith & her husband, Shawn; and Whitney Hillstrand; his great-grandchildren: Josie Scudder, Lillian Cox, and Cohen Smith; 2 his sisters in law & brothers in law: Pat Rathburn & her husband, William, Arizona, Brenda Kellerman & her husband, David, Indiana; several nieces, nephews & other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert & Mary Anderson Jackson; his brother, Maurice Jackson; his sister, Audrey Stegner.
The funeral will be Monday, July 16, 2012, 1:00 p.m., Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana.
A Final Salute will be conducted on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Full Military Honors will be conducted at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Chapel by the Versailles American Legion Leora Weare Post 173. Interment will take place at Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison, Indiana.
Friends may call on Sunday from 5-8 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. until time of the service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana.
The family requests memorials in memory of Leland to the Versailles American Legion Leora Weare Post 173, contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
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JACKIE “JACK” LEE HICKERSON, 78, died Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus.
He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church Sauers, in Seymour. He was a United States Air Force Veteran and served during the Korean War from 1951-1955. He also served as a volunteer fireman for Crothersville-Vernon Township fire dept for several years.
He and his wife Harriett owned and operated Hickerson’s Oil Service in Crothersville for 30 years. Jack enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, fixing things, and loved his family very much. He was born in Scott County, on August 4, 1933, he was the son of Palmer and Gladys (Montgomery) Hickerson.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Harriett VonDielingen Hickerson, two daughters, Beverly (Ryan Brett) Turner of Austin, Brenda (Frankie) Long of Newport, NC, four grandchildren, Emily (Dwayne) Marshall of Indianapolis, Shelby Turner of Indianapolis, Joshua Long of Newport, NC, Laura Kristian (Joshua) Morris of Goldsboro, NC, one great granddaughter, Macileigh Long of Newport, NC, two brothers, Jimmie (Maribell) Hickerson of Crothersville, Billie (Barbara) Hickerson of Summerville, SC, two sisters, Dorothy Havener of Whiteland, IN, Mabel (Asberry) Riley of Crothersville, two sisters-in-laws, Ilean Hickerson of Crothersville, Virgina Hickerson of Greenfield, many nieces and nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Miles, Bobbie, and Palmer Jr. Hickerson, one sister, Betty Lee Hickerson, one brother-in-law, Bill Havener and one sister-in-law, Louise Hickerson.
Pastor Craig Muhlbach will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sauers, with burial to follow at Sauer’s Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sauer’s in Seymour.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations may be given to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sauer’s c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 E. Howard Street, Crothersville, IN 47229.
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NICHOLAS COLE PRINCE, 10, of Crothersville, died Friday, July 13, 2012 in Riley Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born June 24, 2002 in Jeffersonville. He attended the Crothersville First Baptist Church. He was getting ready to start the 4th Grade at Scottsburg Elementary School. He loved playing in various sports such as baseball, basketball, flag football, and especially loved swimming.
Survivors include his father, Gregory Prince, Jr., Crothersville; mother, Ann Stidham, Seymour; brothers, Mitchell Prince, Crothersville and Matthew Prince, Las Vegas, Nevada; sister, Kelsey Wingler, Austin; maternal grandparents, Marcella & Gordon Bell, Seymour; paternal grandparents, Linda & late Greg Prince, Scottsburg; great-grandparents Wilbur & Virginia Julian, Scottsburg and Ivan & Barb Prince, Jeffersonville a great-grandmother, Geneva Gibson, Seymour.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents Bill & Janie Anderson.
Funeral services were Tuesday, July 17 at Austin Christian Church. Rev. Barry DeWitt officiated. Burial followed at Scottsburg Cemetery in Scottsburg.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the Nicholas Prince Scholarship Foundation in care of the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, Indiana.
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CHUCK N. CRAFT, 51, Georgetown, died Friday, July 13, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He was born December 24, 1960 in Hammond. He was an employee of Kentucky Farm Bureau.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Renn Craft and two daughters, Kayla Craft (Brian) and Amber Craft all of Georgetown; one son, Brian Craft of Louisville; his mother and Stepfather-Mildred and Ron Kinderman of Sellersburg; his father and stepmother, Charles N. Sr. and Janice Diane Craft of Hesperia, Calif.; eight sisters, Carolyn Schwartz (Billy) of Corydon, Charalee Sanchez, Melissa Chledek, Jandi Steele, Christy Aldershoff, Laurie Duggan, Lisa Kinderman and Kathy Snapp.
A funeral mass was held at St. Joe Hill Catholic Church in Sellersburg on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Father Robert St. Martin was the celebrant. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
There was a Rosary Service at the funeral home on Monday, July 16, 2012.
Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown handled the arrangements.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to either the American Diabetes Association or to the American Heart Association.

KENNETH WAYNE FUGATE, 53, of Scottsburg, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at his home.
He was born August 10, 1958 in Kenton, Ohio. He loved the Lord and his family and friends deeply. He also had a great sense of humor and was an avid gardener and landscaper as well as sports enthusiast. He was a member of Union Local #761 IUE and was an employee of General Electric in Louisville. He was a member of Graceland Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife Sherrie Marie (Daugherty) Fugate whom he married November 8, 1983; a son, Nathan Zachariah Boris Fugate, Scottsburg; his parents, Herschel & Shirley Fugate, Scottsburg; a mother-in-law Shirley A. Tulenson, Louisville; a sister, Helen (Creg) Adkins, Greenwood; a brother-in-law, Johnny R. Daugherty, Louisville; a brother-in-law, Tommy W. Daugherty, Louisville and a sister-in-law, Angela (Scott) Boone, LaMonte, Missouri.
Funeral services were Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Home. Rev. Scott Miller officiated. Burial Followed at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin.
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COLIN DEAN CORNETT, 18, Salem, died Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 1:03 pm, in the University Of Louisville Hospital.
He was an employee of Rose Acre Farms in Seymour, a member of the Faith Southern Baptist Church, had been a life resident of Washington County and was a 2012 graduate of the Seymour Christian Academy. He loved metal scrapping, fishing, riding dirt bikes, cutting wood and spending time with his friends. His generous spirit continues with his decision to become an organ and tissue donor by placing himself on the Indiana Donor Registry.
His Gifts have saved seven lives and may potentially enhance up to 100 other lives. His selfless decision ensures his legacy of life and hope.
He was born June 13, 1994 in Salem, the son of Robin Scott and Amy Dawn (Loudermilk) Cornett.
Survivors include his parents, Robin & Amy Cornett, Salem; a brother, Cody Scott Cornett, Salem; a niece, Gracie Faye, Vallonia; his girlfriend & her daughter, Katie & Kalilyn Lynee Casey, Salem; grandparents, Wilson & Carole Cornett, Salem, Connie White, Brownstown and great-grandmother, Faye Sherfick, Medora.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mary Louise Cornett and Jack Dean Loudermilk, great-grandparents, Lilly Cornett, Betty Loudermilk and John Bob Sherfick, and great-great-grandmother, Delcie Loudermilk.
Funeral services were Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Dawalt Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Underwood officiating. Interment in Walnut Ridge Cemetery

THOMAS "TOMMY" GREENE SPARKMAN, 35, Salem, died Saturday, July 14 as a result of injuries suffered in an accident on Highway 60 and Dog Trot Road.
He was born October 3, 1976 in Salem the son of Greene and Paula Jo Loudin Sparkman. He was an employee of Netshape in Campbellsburg and a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church.
He is survived by a son, Alex Sparkman of Brownstown; his mother, Jo Sparkman of Salem, three brothers, John Paul, Howard and Robert Sparkman all of Salem, four sisters, Terri Wingler and Glenna Purlee both of Salem, Jobi Sparkman of Georgetown and Candy Collins of Marengo and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Greene Sparkman.
Funeral services were Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Franklin Cemetery.

JANET CONDRA COLE, 68; of New Albany, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Lincoln Hills Health Center, New Albany.
Survivors include her husband, Harold K. Cole; seven children, Lisa Robertson, Chad Mattern and his wife, Alisa, Jason Mattern, Harold R. Cole and his wife, Theresa, Darrell Cole and his wife, Maggie, Barbara Rayand her husbgand, Ray, and Angela Cole; one sister, Sandra Goodwin; nine brothers, Brian Condra, Bruce Condra, Tommy Condra, Edward Condra Jr., Don Condra, Bill Condra, Gary Condra, Jim Condra and Randy Condra. She had 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Sunday, July 8, at Spring Valley Funeral Home, New Albany.

MARGARET H. MIRACLE, 76, died July 03, 2012 at Westminster Healthcare in Clarksville.
She spent her career as a social worker in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Olan.
Survivors include her sons, Michael Miracle (Terry) of Muskogee, Oklahoma and Alan Miracle of Sellersburg; daughters, Kim Lindenmayer (Mark) of Georgetown and Lauren Minsquero (Louis) of Louisville; sister, Cecelia Wege of Chicago, Illinois and sister-in-law, Mildred Miracle of Louisville, Kentucky. She left behind six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Cremation was chosen. Funeral services were Monday, July 9, 2012 at Spring Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

LANCE BYRD, 51, died Saturday at his residence in Clarksville.
He was born April 28, 1961 in New Albany to Lance, Sr. and Rosalind Byrd. He was a engineer. Survivors include his brother; Howard Byrd and a sister; JoEllen Embry and a uncle; Michael Sweeney.
Funeral services were Thursday at Spring Valley Funeral and Cremation Services.

ERIN W. KENNEDY, 54, of Goshen, died Thursday due to a heat related illness.
He was a loving son, father, uncle, and brother who will be missed.
Survivors include his parents Pat and Betty Kennedy: sons, Weston, and Kelan Kennedy; daughters, Elizabeth and Alanna Clark ; siblings, Laurie Day, Danny Kennedy, Shawna Nalley, and Brett Kennedy and fiance, Laura Davis.
A graveside committal service was conducted at Graceland Memorial Park.

LORI JEAN DODGE, 51, of Jeffersonville died Monday at Floyd Memorial Hospital, She was born on July 9, 1961 in Granite City, Illinois to Ervin and Brenda Hawkins.
She was a home health aid for Sonblessed.
Survivors include: Son: Ruben Dodge, daughter: Rita "Nikki" Poindexter, brothers: Ervin Hawkins,lll, Ronnie Hawkins, Alex Knapp.
She was preceeded in death by her father Ervin Hawkins.
Funeral services were Thursday at Spring Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1217 E. Spring Street New Albany.

HELEN LEONE WILSON STEWART, 88, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Jewel House in Madison.
She was born January 9, 1924 in Jefferson County, Indiana the daughter of Oscar A. & Mamie L. Benefiel Wilson. A lifelong Madisonian, Helen was born on January 9, 1924, the daughter of the late, Oscar & Mamie L. Wilson. She was raised on a farm near Wirt with her five siblings. A graduate of North Madison High School, Helen lived nearly all of her adult life on a beautiful farm just down the road from her place of birth. She was a member of the Wirt Baptist Church. Helen loved being outdoors and enjoyed gardening. She worked for many years at the Jefferson Proving Ground and retired as a management analyst. She devoted much of her life the care of her invalid son, Jeffery Hoffman, who passed from this life on August 6, 2002.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Roy Estal Stewart of Madison; her son, Timothy Hoffman & his wife, Sharon of Amherst, New York; her granddaughters: Sarah & Laura Hoffman of Amherst, New York; her sister: Bette Lucas of Madison; her brother: Elbert Wilson & his wife, Stella of Indianapolis; several nieces, nephews, cousins & other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar A. & Mamie L. Wilson; her son, Jeffery Hoffman died, August 6, 2002; her brothers, Alvin, Howard & Bernard Wilson.
Funeral services will be Saturday, July 21, 2012, 11:00 a.m., Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. The Rev. Troy Hedges will officiate. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Madison.
Friends may call Friday, July 20, 2012, from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday July 21, 2012 from 10 a.m. until time of the service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana.
The family requests memorials in memory of Helen to the Wirt Baptist Church or Hospice of Jennings County, contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
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GLORA GAY CRUM, 68, of Sellersburg, died Monday, July 16, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born on November 4, 1943 the daughter of Orval and Maxine McDonald Meadors. She was a nurses aide and a member of New Washington Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Crum; daughters, Robin Harting, Avon, and Gayla Keller, Jeffersonville; sons, Roger Atwell, LaGrange, Ky., Roy Knight and Charles Crum both of Sellersburg and Patrick Crum, New Washington; sister, Ella Jo Falls, Scottsburg; brothers, Victor Meadors, Sellersburg and Orval Meadors, Marksville, LA; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown on Thursday, July 19, 2012.
Expressions of Sympathy in memory of Mrs. Crum may take the form of donations to the American Diabetes Association.

MARTHA GRIMES MASSEY, 88, of Clarksville, formerly of Charlestown, died Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her children’s father, Jessie Grimes, her husband, Willis Massey, parents, Ben and Mae Braun, sister, Juanita Crawford and son-in-law Samuel Kemp.
Survivors include daughters, Judy Kemp, Palmyra, Doris King(Jeff), Jeffersonville, Mary Bobbitt, Clarksville, Betty Miller(Thomas), New Albany; sons, Jimmy Grimes(Rosemary), Radcliff, Ky., Larry Grimes(Vicki) and Jerry Grimes both of New Albany; sister Margaret Hendricks; brother, Bernard Braun both of Clarksville; 24 grandchildren and lots of great and great-great grandchildren.
She loved playing bingo and her weekly card games with her family.
Cremation was chosen with private services. Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown is in charge of arrangements.

JAMES B. HUCKLEBERRY, 77, of Scottsburg, died Monday, July 16, 2012 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
He was born October 18, 1934 in Scottsburg, the son of the late Elmer J. and Hazel F. (Hall) Huckleberry. He was a retired forklift operator for the old American Can Company in Austin.
Survivors include two sons, James Michael Huckleberry (Debbie) of Scottsburg & Mark Huckleberry of Henryville; a daughter, Lisa Johnson of Scottsburg; five grandchildren, Tiffany Weir, Courtney, Dustin, Teanna & Hanna Huckleberry and five great grandchildren, Brady & Kaitlin Weir, Macy & Landon Gasaway and Kira Huckleberry.
Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Collins Funeral Home with burial to follow in Sodom Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Collins Funeral Home.
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REV. AUGUST V. HUBER, 88, Lanesville, died Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He was born in New Albany on July 17, 1923 the son of John and Sarah Plaiss Huber. He was a retired Methodist minister. He served in many communities including the Crawford County Circuit in Leavenworth, Fredericksburg, Orangeville, Little York, Marengo, Lanesville, Freelandville, Stone Bluff, Austin, Evansville, Ragelville, Monroevia and Thorntown. He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church in New Albany, was a member of the Masonic Lodge 475 in Marengo and was a volunteer at Wedgewood Healthcare for eight years.
He is survived by two sons, Vernon Huber of Lawrenceburg, Ky., Rev. Hollis Huber of Charlestown; one daughter, Bonnie Huber of New Albany; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown. His sons will be the officiants. Burial will be in Edwardsville Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home in Georgetown after 9 AM on Wednesday.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made in lieu of flowers to Hosparus of Southern Indiana.

WILLIAM JOSEPH "BILL" BARKLEY, 73, of Scottsburg, died on Monday, July 16, 2012 at his residence.
He graduated of French Lick High School Class of 1957, was owner & operator of the Scottsburg Sale Barn in Scottsburg, and a U.S. Army veteran. He was born on May 8, 1939 in French Lick, the son of the late Adolphus and Eva Pauline (Taylor) Barkley.
Survivors include three sons, Brian Barkley of Flat Rock, Ind., Brent Barkley of Bloomfield, Ind. and Brandon Barkley of Scottsburg, Ind.; a daughter, Lisa Harty (Bill) of Indianapolis; two sisters, Etta Lou Beatty and Mary Sue Spencer both of French Lick and four grandchildren, Ryan Young, Derek and Jacob Barkley and Sierra Holsapple.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2012 Ames Chapel Cemetery near French Lick.
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