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Obituaries Aug. 15, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 August 2012 00:00


JERRY W. COMER, 72
FRANCES L. BROWN, 88
JAMES P. PETTY, 43
DANNY SHELTON, 48
BELINDA KAY MEREDITH COFFMAN, 54
LOIS JEAN RICHMER, 86
LEE R. WEBB, 86
VAN FREDERICK “FREDDIE” HALCOMB, 59
ELBERT EDWARD HUGHES, SR., 87
CARTER DAVID FORD, 20
NORMA JANE EHALT KINDER, 90
DAVID ALAN SCOTT, 39
RICHARD H. MARTIN, 77
JOHN R. SPENGLER, 66
JEAN C. HOGAN, 89
BETTY “CATHY” BELL, 76
STELLA ELIZABETH MAY, 84
TIMOTHY DALE “TIM” VEST, 18
CARL F. PETTY, 69
LARRY EUGENE MOUNT, 68
JOANN PETTIT BELL, 76
PHYLLIS DARLENE WELLS THOMPSON, 78
JOSEPH R. “JOE” BOOK, 54
VELMA L. GREENLEAF, 84

JERRY W. COMER, 72, Scottsburg, died Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He was born May 16, 1940 in Scott County, Indiana, the son of the late Floyd W. Comer and Regina A. (Field) Cochran.  He graduated from Scottsburg High School Class of 1958, attended Purdue University and was married on July 22, 1961 to Barbara N. Lytle.
He was a retired fuel system technician for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus, retiring in Jan. 2005 with over 40 years of service, a farmer and a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Leota, Ind.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Dustin Lee Jones and a sister, Jeanne Perkinson.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara N. Comer; a daughter, Cindy Jones (Terry) of Scottsburg; two sons, Jay Comer (Julie) of Columbus and Shawn Comer of Scottsburg and two grandchildren, Derek Jones and Tyler Comer.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Thursday at Collins Funeral Home with Phil LaMaster officiating.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 pm Wednesday  and after 9 am Thursday.
Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions: Bethel Cemetery or Bethel Kitchen Fund c/o Collins Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net

 


FRANCES L. BROWN, 88, Salem, died Tuesday, August 7 at Salem Crossing.
She was born January 2, 1924 in Washington County, the daughter of Edgar and Mary Elliott Miller.  She cleaned for Dr. Apple and Salem Presbyterian Church.  She was a member of South Liberty Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband:  Jesse Brown, three sons:  Danny, Mike, and Steve Brown all of Salem, a brother:  Cecil Miller of Salem, a sister:  Josephine Bartlett of Pekin, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Weathers Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. until time of service.


JAMES P. PETTY, 43, Scottsburg, died Monday, August 6, 2012.
He was born on August 9, 1968 in Madison to Robert E. Petty and Velma L. Campbell Moody. He was self-employed as a handy man.
Survivors include his daughter: Paige Nicole Petty of New Albany; his parents; his brothers: Michael F. Petty of Maryland, Brian D. and Anthony E. Petty, both of Lexington; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents, his step-brother, step-sister, aunt and uncle.
Funeral services and burial plans will be announced at a later date.
No visitation will be held.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Stewart and Hoagland Funeral Home.


DANNY SHELTON, 48, Deputy, died Monday August 6, 2012 in a logging accident near Henryville.
He was born on April 7, 1964 in Rushville, Ind. to Robert Lee and Lena Pearl Canter Shelton. He was a self-employed brick layer for 27 years and spent the past year and a half working for Tina's Logging in Deputy.
Survivors include his wife: Vicky Lynn Dunham Shelton of Deputy; his sons: Danny Lee and Matthew Brian Shelton, both of Deputy; his daughter: Shannon Marie Shelton of Deputy; his brothers: Wayne (Katie) Shelton of Marysville, Douglas and Rick Shelton, both of Bridgeport, Okla. and Ronnie Shelton of Hayden, Ind.; his sisters: Donna Jean (Alan) Dunham of North Vernon, Bonnie Lucas of Brownstown, Joyce Clark and her companion Milton of Deputy, Shirley (Jeff) Johnson of Paris Crossing, and Rosetta Eversole of North Vernon; his mother; his sister-in-law: Tonya Biesen of Madison; his brother-in-law: Larry Dunham, Jr. of Deputy; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and other relatives. He was preceded in death y his father; his brothers: Robert Shelton, Jr. and an unnamed infant brother.; and his sister: Joy Shelton.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Pisgah Cemetery near Deputy.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Friday, August 10, and from 9 am until the time of services on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Danny Shelton Memorial Fund.


BELINDA KAY MEREDITH COFFMAN, 54, Hanover, died Monday, August 6, 2012 at her home near Hanover.
She was born July 25, 1958 in Madison to the late George “Hoppy” and Sharon Shelton Sevier Meredith. She worked for 10 years at the Tri-State Cleaning Company, and for the past 15 years as a private housekeeper. She was a member of the Jefferson County Humane Society and Milton Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband: James A. Coffman of Hanover; her daughter: Amanda Lynn Coffman Clark of Hanover; her grandson: Dylan James Clark; her granddaughter: Ella Grace Clark; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Bill and Mary Coffman of Florida; her aunts and uncles: Janet Shelton Grumblatt, Wayne and Kathleen Shelton, Eugene Shelton and Jodie Kaczmarek, all of Madison; several cousins and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her brother: Troy Wayne Meredith; and her grandparents: Clifford Shelton and Juanita Shelton Brown.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, August 10, 2012 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in the Springdale Cemetery in downtown Madison.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Thursday, August 9, and from 11 am until the time of services on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter.


LOIS JEAN RICHMER, 86, Clarksville, died Monday, August 6, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born on August 14, 1925 in Floyd County to Emil and Mabel Smith Henriott. She was a retired production worker for P.O. Lorillard in Louisville, a member of VFW Post #3281 and American Legion Post Bonnie Sloan in New Albany.
Survivors include her daughter: Wanda J. Thomas of Clarksville; and her brother: Ray Henriott of Charlestown.
Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Friday, August 10, 2012 at Gehlbach and Royse Funeral Home in Corydon. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lanesville.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 2 to 7 pm on Thursday, August 9, and from 9 am until the time of services on Friday.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.


LEE R. WEBB, 86, died Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He was born in Louisville on August 25, 1925 the son of Otis and Anna Lee Cundiff Webb. He was a stainless steel man at Vulcan-Hart in Louisville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Carl and Otis Webb, Jr. and a sister Myrtle Donelson.
He is survived by his wife Carol Sailer Webb of Elizabeth; six sons, Ronnie Lee Webb and Kenny Wayne Webb both of Louisville; Paul C. Harvey, Sr.  of New Albany; Marcus R. Harvey (Margueritta) of Harrisburg, Ky., Barry Webb of Elizabeth, Timothy Webb (Tonya) of Bufford, Texas; seven daughters, Penny Sue Webb Bryant (Daniel) of Louisville, Dorothy Webb of Akron, Ohio, Patricia Jane Webb of Cincinnati, Melanie Dawn McMillen (Dewey) of  Bedford, Brenda Young (Danny) of Walkerton, Ind, Carol Webb of Elizabeth and Leann Szydlo (Bernie) of Bartlett, Ill.; one sister, Mildred Slemp of Plymoth, Ind.; 28 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.
Pastor Russell Perry will officiate.
Entombment will be in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home in Corydon on Friday from 3-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Saturday.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to the American Diabetes Association.


VAN FREDERICK “FREDDIE” HALCOMB, 59, died Tuesday at his home.
He was born on August 13, 1952 to Venters and Alene (Frazier) Halcomb in Hazard, Ky. He was a Navy Veteran, and a former machinist at MKM in Jeffersonville.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his companion, Marietta Bowman of Charlestown; sister, Susie Bowman (Terry) of Marysville; nephew, Jess Hamner (Jessica) of Charlestown, niece, Jillian Hamner of Louisville, Ky.; great-niece Olivia Hamner.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial to follow in the Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 11 am on Friday.
Military services to be provided by the American Legion Post 335 and the VFW Post 1427.
Online condolence can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


ELBERT EDWARD HUGHES, SR., 87, Scottsburg, died Aug. 8, 2012, in Jeffersonville.
He was born January 4, 1925 in Spartansburg, S.C., the son of the late Elbert Washington Hughes and Lillie Mae Boyter Hughes. He was a veteran of World War II and the US Army. He received the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Trinty House of Prayer and a ham radio operator (W9EEH). He was formerly employed with Rockola Mfg and retired from American Vending.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elanor Hughes and a sister, Rose Mae Harvey.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda Hughes, Scottsburg; a son, Elbert E. Hughes, Jr., Scottsburg; brothers, Andrew Hughes and John Hughes, both of South Carolina; six grandchildren, Taylor Washington Hughes, Kari Nicole Hughes, Kristi Hughes, Michael Edward Berggren, Eric Anthony Berggren and Christopher James Knight; two great-grandchildren, Hayden Hughes and Brayden Edward Berggren.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 and after 9 a.m. Saturday Aug. 11, 2012 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at Stewart and Hoagland Funeral Home. Billy Joe Deaton will officiate.
Burial will follow in Scottsburg Cemetery. There will be military grave-side services.
On-line condolences may be left at www.Stewartfuneralhome.net.


CARTER DAVID FORD, 20, Louisville, died Sunday, July 29, 2012.
He was a member of Incarnation Catholic Church.
Survivors include his father: Jeff (Katrina) Carter; his mother: Deborah (Mark) Faith; his sisters: Bevin (Adam) Freiberger and Megan Lewis; his grandparents: Claude and Betty Braden of Scottsburg and Marilyn and David Carter of Louisville and William and Catherine Haynes of Sellersburg; his nephew: Wade Freiberger; his niece: Josie Freiberger; his aunt: Tammy (Rex) Dickson; his uncles: Leonard Ponder and Greg (Beverly) Carter; and his great aunts: Dolores Handy and Bea Gibson. He was preceded in death by his grandfather: Henry Ford Ponder.
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Ratterman Grand Chapel. Burial followed in Scottsburg Memorial Cemetery.


NORMA JANE EHALT KINDER, 90, of Georgetown, widow of George H. Kinder, died at Mercy Providence Retirement Center on August 9, 2012.
She was born June 11, 1922, the daughter of the late Clarence and Beulah Ehalt.  A World War II Coast Guard veteran, she was a member of DAR, Colonial Dames, the Bonnie Sloan Chapter of the American Legion, and Christ United Methodist Church.  Also preceding her in death is a brother, Alvin Ehalt.
She is survived by her daughters Patricia (Jerry) Hale and Elizabeth Grove; grandchildren Lindsey (Matthew) Demoss, Anne and Patrick Hale, and Marcy (Rich) Doering; great-grandchildren Max and Sam Doering.  She is also survived by sister Melba E. Meriwether, and brother Edward (Mary Jane) Ehalt, as well as many nieces, nephews and beloved friends.
The funeral service will be Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown.
Burial will be at Wolfe Cemetery in Georgetown.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home in Georgetown from 1–8 p.m. Saturday and after 11 AM Sunday.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the American Diabetes Ass., P.O. Box 21903, Lexington, KY 40522.
The family would like to thank the staff of Providence, Dr. Phillip Johnson, and Dr. Mark Bickers for their loving care.


DAVID ALAN SCOTT, 39, New Albany, died Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was a Indiana State Police Trooper with district 45 where he was a firearms instructor, EVO instructor, Indiana State Police Honor Guard, Indiana State police Spanish instructor, and a member of the Floyd County CART Team. He was a Eagle Scout and a Charter member of PI KAPPA PHI Queens University in North Carolina. He was a 1991 Graduate from St Xavier High school.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth "Beth" Scott; daughters: Abigail MacKenzie Scott, Lillean Elizabeth Scott; parents, Charles E., Jr and Donna Scott; a brother, John Charles Scoutt; a sisters, Katheryn Marie (Michael) Rein and a sister, Rista Scott, O.S.U.
Funeral services will beld Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012 at 5:00 P.M. at First Presbyterian Church, 222 Walnut Street, Jerffersonville.
Visitation will be held Saturday from  6-9 p.m. and Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at Spring Valley Funeral & Cremation Services, 1217 East Spring Street New Albany.


RICHARD H. MARTIN, 77, Salem, died Friday, August 10 at Salem Crossing.
He was born May 25, 1935 in Washington County, the son of John H. and Grace Cauble Martin.  He was a retired carpenter.  He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church and Washington County Pilot's Association.
He is survived by his wife, Vivian Hypes Martin.  They were married April 18, 1954.  He is also survived by three sons, Scotty Ray Martin, Jeffrey Dean Martin and Douglas Carl Martin all of Salem, two brothers, Billy Joe Martin and John David Martin both of Salem, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Weathers Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4-8 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. unti time of service.


JOHN R. SPENGLER, 66, of Floyds Knobs, died August 7, 2012 at his home.
He retired from the New Albany Floyd County School System and was a member at New Beginnings Community Church in New Albany. He enjoyed music, especially jazz and classical.
He was born on November 21, 1945 in Huntingburg, to the late Edward A. and Mary A. (Adler) Spengler.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Norma Sakel.
He is survived by his children, Matthew and Sarah Spengler; brother, William “Bill” Spengler (Billie); and grandson, Jon Michael Spengler.
Visitation will be 12-6 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany).
His funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at New Beginnings Community Church (104 Wooded Valley Drive, New Albany) with burial to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


JEAN C. HOGAN, 89, Charlestown died on Sunday morning August 12, 2012 at her home.
She was born on January 26, 1923 in Borden, the daughter of William H. and Flossie Morris Taylor.
She was preceded in death by her husband Emerson Hogan and children Sherry and Carlene Middleton, Rita Hogan, Stephen Hogan and Ted Jackson.
She is survived by her sons; Jerry Hogan of Charlestown and David Troy Hogan, Sr. of Marysville, daughter; Pam Elston of New Albany and brother; Roy Taylor of Georgetown and 15 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday Aug. 13, 2012 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.


BETTY “CATHY” BELL, 76, Charlestown died on Saturday Aug. 11, 2012 at the home of her daughter in Jeffersonville.
She was born on February 13, 1936 to Leonard and Sallie Andrews Fowler in West Chester, Pa. She was a loving mother and a retired CSR Tech for St. Catherine Regional Hospital.
She is preceded in death by her father Leonard Fowler, brothers; Sherman and Henry Dillard Fowler, granddaughter; Mary Jane Neely and grandson; Larry E. Gates.
Survivors include her daughters; Debby Bell (Greg) of Louisville, Rosia Bell of Nashville, Tenn. and Diana Hall (Claude) of Jeffersonville, mother; Sally Marie Hutchins of Winston-Salem, N.C.., sister; Barbara Turner of Crumpler, N.C., grandchildren; Joshua Neely (Jessica), Windy Gates, Navanna Sanchez (Ramon) and Megan Allen (Dustin) and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday August 15, 2012 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Eastern Cemetery in Jeffersonville.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and after 9 a.m. on Wednesday.
Online condolences may be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com


STELLA ELIZABETH MAY, 84, Hibernia, died Friday August 10, 2012 at the home of her son.
She was born on December 3, 1927 in Clark County and was a faithful wife to her husband John E. May, Sr. who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church.
She is survived by her sons, John Everett May, JR of Otisco, Edwin Durand May of Ft. Myers, Fla. and Adrian May of Hibernia, nine grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday August 14, 2012 at the Pleasant View Baptist Church with burial in Hibernia Cemetery.
Visitation will be at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington on Monday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and after 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the church.


TIMOTHY DALE “TIM” VEST, 18, Austin, died Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born on May 4, 1994 in Paoli to
Clarence Vest, Jr. and Diana Wilkerson Vest.
Survivors include his sister: Mary Vest of Livonia; his step-sisters: Shannon Carver and Alishia Vest, both of Austin; his step-brother: Damien Carver of Austin; and his step-father: Ricky Vest of Austin.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial followed at New Providence Cemetery in Austin.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


CARL F. PETTY, 69, Scottsburg, died Saturday, August 11, 2012 at his residence.
He was born on March 31, 1943 in Scottsburg to the late Carl E. and Juanita Frances Zollman Petty. He was a retired machinist for the old Reliance (Rockwell) Electric in Columbus after 37 years of service.
Survivors include his wife: Deanna Petty; his daughters: Carolyn (Tim) Finch of Scottsburg and Debbie Stewart of Henryville; his sons: Kevin (Mary) Petty of Underwood and Doug Bailey of Charlestown; his sister: Judy Huckleberry of Scottsburg; his brother: Jerry Joe Petty of Lexington; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Sodom Cemetery near Underwood.
Arrangements are being handled by Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.


LARRY EUGENE MOUNT, 68, Pekin, died Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Scott Villa Living Center in Scottsburg.
He was born on January 4, 1944 in San Marcos, Tx. to the late Paul Eugene and Lelah Doris (Miller) Mount. He was a mechanic and also a former bartender at Hardy's Cafe. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the American Legion Post #234.
Survivors include his son: Jason Dean of Scottsburg; his brother: Ross Mount of Scottsburg; and two nephews.
Cremation was chosen and there will be no services or visitation.
Arrangements are being handled by Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to his family c/o Collins Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be made at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


JOANN PETTIT BELL, 76, Madison, formerly of Lexington, died Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Hanover Health and Rehab Center.
She was born on December 20, 1935 in Boone County, Ky. to the late James Thomas and Ora Dunlap Pettit. She worked for the Colonial Flower Shoppe and later for Ritter's Lanes and Value Dress Shop, all in Madison. She was also a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Madison.
Survivors include her daughter: Shannon (tom) Steveley of Madison; her grandson: Connor Stevely of Madison; her sisters-in-law: Arlene and Anna Bell, both of Madison, Joan Bell Keller of Powell, Oh., Clemma Pettit of Louisville, Valinda Pettit of Bardstown, Ky., and Bernice “Bun” Pettit of Milton, Ky. ; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Arthur H. “Arkie” Bell; her son: Ricky Beard; and her brothers: Calvert, Holman, Bradford and Charles Pettit.
Funeral services will take place at 11 am on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow at New Bethel Cemetery in Chelsea.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 5 to 8 pm on Wednesday, August 15, and from 9 am until the time of services on Thursday.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the New Bethel Cemetery or River Valley Community Church.


PHYLLIS DARLENE WELLS THOMPSON, 78, Troy, Mo., formerly of Scottsburg, died Sunday, August 12, 2012 at St. John Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
She was born in Kansas to the late J.B. and Lorah Wells. Before moving to Missouri, she had lived in Scottsburg for 33 years.
Survivors include her son: Steven L. Mount of Troy; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; her nieces: Kathy Browne of Troy and Kathy Aden of Champain, Ill.; her nephew: Paul (Peggy) Behrens; her step-children: Pat Brady and Wayne Thompson, both of Columbus, and Shane Thompson of Illinois.
Funeral services were held at the Ingon Chapel in Troy. Cremation followed. A Scottsburg memorial service is still pending.


JOSEPH R. “JOE” BOOK, 54, on August 13, 2012 at his home with his family by his side.
A self-employed carpenter, he framed houses by profession and was a former employee of Kime’s Construction in New Albany. He was a member of St. Joseph Hill Catholic Church in Sellersburg. He was born on October 7, 1957 in New Albany to Raymond S. Book and the late Mary Margaret (Popp) Book.
He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Lorraine Book, and brother, Marvin Book.
Along with his father, he is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Jochim (Jeremy), Sarah Beranek (Ross), Beth Book; sisters, Mary Eurton (Jim), Barbara Burgin (Mark), Carol Hamm (Eric), Doris Konermann (Paul); grandchildren, Nate and Cora Jochim; and former wife and good friend, Terri (Bulleit) Akers.
Visitation will be from 12-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany). His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Joseph Hill Catholic Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Hosparus – the Hospice Community of Southern Indiana (624 East Market Street, New Albany, IN 47150) or to the family.
To leave a special message to the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


VELMA L. GREENLEAF, 84, of Hodgenville, formerly of Gassaway, West Virginia, died Sunday, August 12, 2012, at the Helmwood Healthcare Center in Elizabethtown.
She was a faithful member of the LaRue Baptist Church, a homemaker and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #87 in Hodgenville where she was an overseer of the Girls State and Special Olympics.
She was preceded in death by a son, Steven Greenleaf; a granddaughter, Lorie Beth Allen; a grandson, William Jeremiah “BJ” Greenleaf; her parents, Ira Virgil and Florence Pearl Beckett Hacker; a sister, Minnie Harris and three brothers, Bronson, Ira “Chub” and James Hacker.
She is survived by her husband, William Lewis “WL” Greenleaf; two daughters, Linda Green of Bowling Green and Susan (Ron) Smith of Elizabethtown; four sons, Bill (Kathie) Greenleaf and Mark (Joyce) Greenleaf all of Hodgenville, David (Janet) Greenleaf of New Washington and Chris (Kristy) Greenleaf of Hodgenville; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at the LaRue Baptist Church, Rev. Donald Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in the Red Hill Cemetery in Hodgenville.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.bennett-bertram.com


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