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Obituaries Sept. 5, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00


WILLIAM PARL MULLINS, 92
BERNA LEE DEWITT STARK, 82
HERMAN CAMPBELL, 65
RICHARD “LEON” PERRY, 68
TRULA C. MOUNT, 92
CHARLES WILCOX, 56
CHARLOTTE HUBER CLEMONS HAMMACK, 68
EARL EDWARD “ED” COOMBS, JR., 56
FRED NEUHAUSER SR., 97
EDITH J. DUNCAN RISK, 83
WILLIAM LYNN RUSSELL, SR., 56,
BETTY J. SPICER, 70
JUDITH RHEA MCCAWLEY, 67
RAYMOND MAURICE ABERLE, 90
JOHNNIE-MAC FAZEL, 66
KATHLEEN G. ROGERS, 94
CLARA ALICE MELTON, 87
HOWARD W. SMITH, 87
CLYDE WHICKER, 99

 

WILLIAM PARL MULLINS, 92, Paris Crossing, died Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Jennings Health Care Center.
He was born on September 11, 1919 in Morgan County, Ky. to Lige and Cindy Goodpasture Mullins. He was a lifelong farmer who did construction work on the side. He was also a member of Coffee Creek Christian Church in Paris Crossing.
Survivors include his sons: Donald Paul (Debbie) Mullins of Paris Crossing and Peyton (Diane) Mullins of Commiskey, Ind.; his daughters, Christine (Larry) Carter and Ann Hensley, both of Paris Crossing; his step-children: Dale (Carla) Walker, Mike (Frances) Walker, Tim (Angie) Walker, Mary (Richard) Ross, all of North Vernon, Sharon Corya of Commiskey and Gail (Scott) Matthews of Crothersville; his grandchildren: Pascal (Susie) Hensley of Paris Crossing, Rhonda (Tony) Hamilton of North Vernon, Heather (Josh) Sharp of Commiskey,  Matthew (Wendy) Warner of Clarksville, Amy (Eric) Fletter of Chicago, Ill., Brent (Megan) Carter of Glen Ellyn, Ill. and  William Peyton (Amy) Mullins of Southington, Conn.; 15 step-grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife: Ethel Mullins; his second wife: Anna Knapich Walker Mullins; one brother and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, August 31, 2012 at Coffee Creek Christian Church. Burial will follow in the Coffee Creek Christian Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services from 4 to 8 pm on Thursday, August 30, and from 12 pm until the time of services at the church on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Coffee Creek Christian Church c/o Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home.


BERNA LEE DEWITT STARK, 82, Seymour, died Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at Hoosier Christian Village.
She was born on September 5, 1929 in Crothersville to Emmett Gillaspy and Louise Mathena DeWitt. She was a homemaker for many years and was retired from the Seymour Community Schools. She was also a member and deaconess of First Baptist Church of Seymour.
Survivors include her sons: Dennis Michael (Debbie) Stark, Steven Clarence (Peggy) Stark, David Lee (Tina) Stark, Thomas Gene Stark (Edwin M. Ray); her grandchildren: Michael (Mika) Stark, Aaron (Marieclaire) Stark, Anna Stark, Rachel Stark, Sara (Kevin) Gribbins, Bradley (Katie) Stark, Ryan Stark, Andy Stark, David (Sarah) Stark, Amanda (Rocky) Wilson, Daniel Stark and John (Fiancé: Kelsey Worth) Stark; her great granddaughters: Allison Gribbins, Lillian and Eliza Wilson, Peyton and Grace Stark; and her great grandsons: Jacob Kooistra, Brayden, Owen and Grayson Stark, Konnor, Parker and Jackson Gribbins, Jaden Ramey, Elijah Stark, and Ayden Stark.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Clarence “Butch” Stark, Jr.; her brothers: Emmett Dale DeWitt, Joe Mahlon DeWitt, Robert Gene DeWitt and Ervin Eddie DeWitt; and sister-in-law: Reba Johnson DeWitt.
Funeral services will be held at Seymour First Baptist Church on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 10 am. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Voss Chapel from 4 to 7 pm on Friday, August 31, and at the church from 9 am until the time of services on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Seymour First Baptist Church Hand Bell Choir Fund, First Baptist Tree Fund, or to the First Baptist Church Women's Studies Fund.


HERMAN CAMPBELL, 65, Austin, died Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
He was born on June 4, 1947 in Hazard, Ky. to the late Charlie and Martha Gibson Campbell. He was retired from Morgan Foods in Austin.
Survivors include his wife Linda, sons Todd, Scott and Travis Campbell and Dan Mullins, all of Austin; his daughters: Kim Smith and Pearlie Newton, both of Austin; his brothers: Roland, Raleigh and Arlie Campbell, all of Austin, and Vernon Campbell of Lancaster, Ky.; his sister: Wanda Baker of Scottsburg; and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Wednesday, August 28, and from 9 am until the time of services on Thursday.


RICHARD “LEON” PERRY, 68, Madison, died Sunday, August 26, 2012 at the University of Louisville Hospital.
He was born on October 12, 1943 in Trimble County, Ky. to the late Leslie Leroy and Anna Rose Pyles Perry. He was a retired, self-employed carpet installer and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Hanover Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife: Thelma Jo Jones Perry of Madison; his daughter: Jyll (Brendan) O'Shea of Louisville; his son: Jason (Kendra) Perry of Hanover; his step-son: Gregory Shawn (Connie) Jones of Scottsburg; his step-daughter: Lori Fields of Hanover; his grandchildren: Clara Madailein and Grace Eimile O'Shea and Michael Cody Perry; his step-grandchildren: Bradley and Brittany Hensley, Corey Williams and Hunter Fields; his brothers: David (Virgie) Perry of Hanover and Glenn (Brenda) Perry of Madison; his sisters: Carolyn (David) Stevens of Milton, Ky. and Marilyn O'Day of Frankfort, Ky.; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law: Louis Carroll O'Day; and his nephew: Shane Taylor.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, August 31, 2012 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow at Bedford I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Bedford. A final salute and full military honors will be conducted at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Thursday, August 30, and from 11 am until the time of services on Friday.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter.


TRULA C. MOUNT, 92, Scottsburg, died Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at Hampton Oaks Health
She was born on September 30, 1919 in Norton, Va. to the late Walter and Nora Roberts Culbertson. She was a retired teller for the Scott County State Bank and a member of the First Christian Church, both in Scottsburg.
Survivors include her son: Dr. Charles (Mary) Overbey of Germantown, Md.; her brother: Jack Culbertson of Virginia; her sister: Nita Lynn Hopkins of Ocala, Fla.; her grandchildren: Dr. Barry (Rhondra) Phillips and Erin Overbey; and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands: Ester Overbey and James Mount; her daughter: Catherine Ester Phillips; her brothers: Frank, Evin, Jerry and Nelson Culbertson; her sisters: Mildred Culbertson and Wilma Brinker; and her granddaughter: Jennifer Miller.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at Collins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 pm on Monday, September 3.


CHARLES WILCOX, 56, Salem, died Saturday, August 25, 2012 at his home.
He was born in Bowling Greens, Ky. to Calvin Coolidge and Flora Nell Lawrence Wilcox.
Survivors include his parents; his son: Jeremy Travis Wilcox; his daughter: Amy Jo Wilcox; his siblings: Floramarie Higgason, Martin Edwin Wilcox and Brooklyn Paige Weber.
A graveside service will be held at Greenville Cemetery. Times and date have not been announced.


CHARLOTTE HUBER CLEMONS HAMMACK, 68, Salem, died Sunday, August 26, 2012.
She was born in Louisville.
Survivors include her son: Perry Clemons; her daughters: Monica Hensley and Kelly Clemons Smith; her brother: Herman John Huber II; her sister: Myrtle Claypode; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at Love Funeral Home. Burial will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery in Bradford.
Visitation will take place from 9 am until the time of services on Thursday.


EARL EDWARD “ED” COOMBS, JR., 56, Henryville, died Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born on November 27, 1955 in Jeffersonville to the late Earl Edwards, Sr. and R. June Lyles Coombs. He worked as a business agent for Indiana-Kentucky-Ohio Regiona Council of Carpenters and was an active member of Carpenters Local Union #631 in Charlestown.
Survivors include his wife: Tabatha J. Sidell Coombs of Henryville; his sister: Rebecca S. “Becki” (Tony) Rucker of Henryville; his nieces and nephews: Alan Rucker of Moorehead, Ky., John Rucker of Henryville, Tia (Mike) Laws of Collinysville, Ala., Makayla Sidell of Connersville, Ind., Isaiah and Zach Klein of Franklin, Ind.; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Jerry “JJ” Sidell, Jr. of Connersville,, Eva (Brian) Klein of Shelbyville, Ind., and Russ (Monica) Sidell of Whitestown, Ind.; his mother-in-law and father-in-law: Jerry Sr. and Dora Sidell of Connersville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Henryville United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at Adams Funeral Homes and Crematory from 4 to 8 pm on Friday, August 31, and at the church from 9 am until the time of services on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to I.U. Cancer Center for Renal Cell Carcinoma or to Henryville United Methodist Church c/o Adams Funeral Home, 209 S. Ferguson St., Henryville, IN 47126.


FRED NEUHAUSER SR., 97, Scottsburg, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, at his home.
He was born on August 24, 1914, in Scottsburg. Beginning in 1934, he was employed at the old American Can Company in Austin for 41 years as a body maker mechanic.
Survivors include his son, Fred Neuhauser Jr. of Scottsburg; a daughter, Saundra (Gary) Mayfield of Austin; a sister, Mary Baringer of Scottsburg; five grandchildren, Kelly Neuhauser of Scottsburg, Chuck (Connie) Mayfield of Otisco, Blaine (Linda) Neuhauser of Floyds Knobs, Daniel (Rebecca) Mayfield of Ironton, Ohio, and Shannon (John) Blackerby of Henderson, Nev.; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Pearl Neuhauser, his wife, Dodie Pangburn Neuhauser, and his brother, Charles Neuhauser.
The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, August 25, at the Stewart-Hoagland Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Burial was in Scottsburg Cemetery.


EDITH J. DUNCAN RISK, 83, Hanover, formerly of Canaan, died Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Thorton Terrace Health Campus.
She was born on September 28, 1928 in Trimble County, Ky. to Reuben and Virginia Helen Green Duncan. She helped her husband on the family farm and spent 28 years driving a school bus. She was a member of the Hanover Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 525 and Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Survivors include her husband: Carl S. Risk of Hanover; her sons: Carl William “Bill”, and Gerald Wayne (Karen) and James Robert “Jim Bob” (Connie) Risk, all of Madison; her daughter: Carol Sue Risk of Greenwood, Ind.; her brother: Jim (Mary) Duncan of Madison; her sister: Doris (Don) Riley of Madison; her sister-in-law: Lavonna “Babe” Risk of Hanover; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Marilyn and Andy Armstrong of Vevay; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter-in-law: Dianna K. Risk; her great-grandson: Brok Hensler; and her brother-in-law: Howard C. Risk.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at the Indian-Kentuck Baptist Church near Canaan. Burial will follow in Canaan Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre from 4 to 8 pm on Friday, August 31, and at the church from 9 am until the time of services on Saturday.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Indian-Kentuck Baptist Church.


WILLIAM LYNN RUSSELL, SR., 56, Scottsburg, died Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at Nortons Hospital in Louisville.
He was born on May 22, 1956 in Louisville to the late Luther James Russell and June Joyce Woods Hackney. He was a former employee of the old Windhorst Electric in Louisville.
Survivors include his sons: William Lynn, Jr. and Christopher Russell, both of Jeffersonville; his daughter: Lisa Russell of Jeffersonville; and his brother: Joseph P. Hackney of Jeffersonville. He was preceded in death by his brother: Robert Hackney, Sr.
No services will be held. Cremation was chosen.
Arrangements were handled by Collins Funeral Home.


BETTY J. SPICER, 70, of Austin, died Friday, August 31, 2012 in Clark Memorial Hospital Jeffersonville.
She was born August 12, 1942 in Grundy, Virginia, the daughter of the late Melvin Keene and Marah (Brown) Keene.
Survivors include her husband, Eddie Spicer of Austin; sons, Jerry Brown, Salem, Buddy Williams, Pleasent Shade, Tenn.; daughters, Helena Spicer, Madison, Kimberly Skrobot, Scottsburg; brother, Billy James Keene, Sylvester, Virginia; a sisters, Honey Jean Christophlies, Brookfield, Ill.' grandchildren, Richie, Michelle, Amanda, Anissa, Timothy, Jason, Shawn, Jerri, Josh, Michael, Jr., Chris, Matt, Nathan, Jacob, Kenny, Tony, Andy, Natalie, and Caitlynn; great-grandchildren, Derrick, Mahala, Zach, A.J., Trenton, Keligh, Christopher, Kortnie, Amber, Holly, Peyton, Quentin, Noah, Cameron, Maverick, and Ava Rain.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Rita Pruske and Nita Stine and a brother, Noah Arthur Keene.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Home with Rev. Emmitt Miller officiating.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday at Buchanan Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery (Blocher) in Blocher.
Online Condolences can be made at http://www.buchananfuneralhome.net/.


JUDITH RHEA MCCAWLEY, 67, died Sunday September 2, 2012 at her home.
She was born on March 14, 1945 in Louisville, KY to Eugene and Dorothy Humes Cave and was a former employee of the old Paramount Plywood in New Albany and was a former bank teller for MainSource Bank in Charlestown. She was also a member of the Charlestown Church of God.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson Daniel Goodlett.
She is survived by her husband Lawrence McCawley, Jr., daughters;Penny McCawley of Borden and Jacqueline Wisdom of Hibernia, sons; Lawrence W. McCawley of Mt. Washington, KY, brothers; Michael Cave of Jeffersonville, IN and Doug Cave of Charlestown, IN, sister; Ginger Upton of Charlestown, grandchildren; Jeffery Damon Vest, Jr. and Katherine Vest, Callie, Crimson and McKenzie McCawley, Eric and A.J. Wisdom and Sarah Bridges.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday September 6, 2012 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and after 9 a.m. of Thursday.
Online condolences may be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com


RAYMOND MAURICE ABERLE,90, of Charlestown, died Friday, August 31, 2012 at Veterans Medical Center in Louisville.
He was born January 13, 1922 in Dayton, Ohio the son of Herman Boyd and Nellie Doris Van Camp Aberle.
He retired as a Systems Analyst for PNC Bank and also retired from the Standard Register both in Louisville. He served as a U.S. Army Captain in WWII with the 576th Motor Ambulance Co. and was a Kentucky Colonel and former member of the Rotary Club.
Survivors include his daughters, Dr. Susan A. Keen(Duane Palmer, CW5R) Frisco, Texas, Tonya J. Drew(Tony) Coral Springs, Fla. and Kayse Croan(David), Cub Run, Ky.; son, Kevin Aberle, Louisville; grandchildren, Jonathan B., Jessica R., Chase, Geoffrey and Harrison; great-grandchildren, Alexander, Spencer Patrick, Stella Grace and Jonathan B. II “Jack”.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Anis Colleen Aberle; brothers, James, Robert and Harry Aberle.
Cremation was chosen and burial will take place in the Ft. Knox Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Ft. Knox, Ky.. Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences to the family may be left at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


JOHNNIE-MAC FAZEL, 66, of Jeffersonville formerly of Charlestown, died Thursday, August 30, 2012 in Norton Hosparus in Louisville.
He was born August 7, 1946 in Richland Center, Wisconsin the son of Hugo and Daisy Barber Fazel.
Survivors include his daughters, Charity Faith Fazel and Rose Fazel.
Cremation was chosen and services will be held at a later date.
Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences to the family may be left at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


KATHLEEN G. ROGERS, 94, widow of Frederick R. Rogers, died Saturday, September 1, 2012 at UPAC-Aiken in Aiken, SC.
A native of Rockfield, KY, who grew up in Marysville, she was a daughter of the late Madison Eldon and Mattie Soyars Gilbert.
During World War II she worked at the Army Ammunition plant in Charlestown, and worked for several years as a hairdresser at Stewart's in Louisville. A professional cosmetologist, she owned and operated Highland Beauty Salon in Highland, for over 25 years. She also taught at Mary & Johnny's Kiddie Kastle for several years and was a caregiver for several clients.
Active in the community, she served as president of the Lake County (IN) Cosmetologists Association, was a Cub Scout den mother, and for many decades was an active member of First Christian Church, Griffith, Ind. A devoted wife, she cared for her husband as he battled Huntington's Disease, and helped found the Indiana Chapter of the Huntington's Disease Society of America, serving for several years on the national board of directors of HDSA. After her health declined, she moved to Aiken, SC in 2004 from Northwest Indiana.
Survivors include three sons, Frederick C. (Pam) Rogers, Aiken, SC, Paul E. (Cynthia) Rogers, Munster, Ind., and Philip L. (Angela) Rogers, Lincoln, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Joshua, Philip, Sarah, Paul, Nicole, Michelle, Rebecca and Moses; four great-grandchildren, Megan, Marina, Melanie and Aiden; two sisters, Rebecca Martin, Louisville and Vayola (David) Clapp, Marysville and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with her son, The Reverend F. Gregory Rogers officiating. Interment will follow in Emmanuel Methodist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 12 noon Wednesday until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Huntington's Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018. (hsda.org).


CLARA ALICE MELTON, 87, died Friday, August 31, 2012 Harrison County Hospital in Corydon.
She was born in Corydon on February 24, 1925 the daughter of Oswald and Katherine Scharf Rissler. She was a homemaker, a member of Harrison County Extention Homemakers and Old Capitol United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Charles Melton.
She is survived by one daughter, Alice Catherine Wilkerson (Paul Roger) of Corydon; one brother, James Rissler of Louisville; two sisters, Helen Rissler of Louisville and Dorothy Rissler Bowman of New Albany, a grandson, Christopher Wilkerson and a great-grandson, Gavin Wilkerson.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.
Funeral services will be private.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation.


HOWARD W. SMITH, 87, of Pekin, died Friday, August 31 at Salem Crossing.
He was born January 3, 1925 in Indianapolis, the son of Loren R. and Clara G. Naugle Smith.
He was the owner of the former Pekin Movie Theater, Coal Yard and Skating Rink. He attended Pekin United Methodist Church. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of VFW, American Legion and Washington County Pilot's Association.
He is survived by his wife, Leota Bowers Smith. They were married August 10, 1947. He is also survived by a daughter, Trudy Calvert of Bloomington and a step-granddaughter, Stephanie Keyser.
He was preceded in death by a son, James F. Smith and his parents.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Weathers Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in Mt. Washington Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of service.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Pekin Historical Society or Mt. Washington Cemetery Association in lieu of flowers.


CLYDE WHICKER, 99 of Austin, died on Friday,  August 31, 2012 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
He was born on September 1, 1912 in Jackson County, Ky., the son of the late James Walter and Della (Bowles) Whicker.  He was the former owner of the old Kent General Store in Kent, Ind., a former employee of the Indiana State Highway Department and was a past member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge in Kent, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Katie (Wilson) Whicker; a brother, Orville Whicker; two sisters, Lucy Robbins and Shirley Turner and a great grandson, Derrick Wade Moore.
Survivors include three daughters, Lonice Zollman (Bobby) of Scottsburg, Verliss Baugh of Madison and Clyda Lodge (John) of Denton, Texas;  a son, James R. Whicker (Sarah) of Bedford, Ky.; two sisters, Ruth Spicer of Scottsburg, and Jewell Smith of Lexington, Ind.;  two brothers, William Whicker of Northern, Kentucky and Mack Whicker of Deputy, Ind.; nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 at Collins Funeral Home with Larry DeWitt officiating.
Interment was private at Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Hosparus c/o Collins Funeral Home.
Online condolences:www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


 

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