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Obituaries November 21, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 November 2012 00:00

ALEGRA MINNIE COLE, 90
HESTER E. WILLIAMS, 72
OVAL RAY FARRIS, 89
SHRILEY ELLEN PHILLIPS, 86
GENERAL MILTON J. EBERLE, 82
JEROME K. JEFFRIES, 74
STEVEN D. JOHNSON, 76
IDA FLORENCE ROTH, 96
BILL J. HALL, 79
MARGARET L. CLAPP SCHAUM, 85
DONALD G. “DON” BENTLEY, 70
WADE FOREST MCKINLEY, 45
RALEIGH G. ROBERTS, 69
ELIZABETH ANN MEECE, 80
BETTY "BERNIECE" FARRIS, 83
THOMAS LEE WYCOFF, SR., 80
DAVID WAYNE SHIRLEY, 54

ALEGRA MINNIE COLE, 90, Midland City, Ala., formerly of Sellersburg, died Monday, November 12, 2012 at the Ozark Health & Rehabilitation Center in Alabama.
She was born in Deactur, Ga. to Lewie Frank and Murry Spann Enfinger. She lived in Sellersburg most of her adult life until she moved to Midland City in 2009. She was retired from the Internal Revenue Service in Louisville as a legal secretary.
Survivors include her granddaughters: Sabrina and Elizabeth Ann; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, including a special niece: Ann (Albert) McKnight of Midland City. She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents: William and Adeline Harrison Spann; her husband: Robert Milton Cole; her daughter: Terri McCoy; and her sisters: Mary Leola Hardy and Annie Lashley.
Graveside services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, November 15, 2012 in Crown Hill Cemetery, located in New Washington.
Grayson Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gentiva Hospice, P.O. Drawer 2127, Dothan, AL 36302.


HESTER E. WILLIAMS, 72, North Vernon, died Saturday, November 10, 2012 at her residence.
She was born on August 20, 1940 in Beattyville, Ky. to the late Rufus and Hazel Callahan Fox. She had been previously employed at Silgan in Seymour.
Survivors include her sons: Jeffery Wilson of Scottsburg and Gregory Wilson of Dallas, Tex.; her sister: Judy Duvall of Austin; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Douglas Williams; and her brother: Jessie James Fox.
There will be no funeral services.
Arrangements were handled by Sawyer0Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service in North Vernon.
Memorial contributions may be made out to Riley Hospital for Children.


OVAL RAY FARRIS, 89, New Salisbury, died Wednesday, November 14, 2012.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and an avid horseman who rode many trails.
Survivors include his daughter: Brenda (Dave) Zaun; his son: Richard (Rexann), Michael (Glenda), Gregg (Tessa), and Mark (Gail) Farris; his brother: Marion (Jewell) Farris, Jr.; his sisters: Sis Cummings, Lee (Ray) Cummings, Maxine (James) Richards and Dianne (Jerry) Tilford; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife: Georgia Barnes Farris; and his grandsons: Matthew Norris and Clayton Farris.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, November 16, 2012 at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey. Burial will follow in Central Barren Cemetery.
Visitation will take place from 1 to 8 pm on Thursday, November 15, and from 10 am until the time of services on Friday.


SHRILEY ELLEN PHILLIPS, 86, Lexington, died Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
She was born on March 18, 1926 in McKinley, Wis. to the late Jams Madison Emry and Dora I. Kablau Emry-Rehn. She was a retired Licensed Ptractical Nurse at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison and also worked at Shady Lane Nurshing Home and Bartholomew County Hospital, both in Columbus, as well as Ken Joy Nurshing Home in Hope, Ind. She was a member of Coffee Creek Christian Church in Paris Crossing.
Survivors include her husband: Fred  Phillips; her son: Michael Wayne (Flo Rafferty) Myers of New Braunfels, Tex.;   her daughters: Deborah Diane Phillips of Lexington, Ky., Belinda (Lymon) Gregory of Edinburgh, Ind. and Amber (Alvin) Pearson of Lexington, Ind.;  her sisters: Nellie Hudson of Seattle, Wash., Florence Debley of Poulsbo, Wash. and Pearl Howard of Hawkins, Wis.; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter: Patricia A. Phillips-Palmer; her granddaughter: Racquel Erwin; her sisters: Ruth Richson, Carol LaPorte and Anna Mae Emry; and her brother: Timothy Earl Emry.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, November 16, 2012 at Coffee Creek Christian Church with Brother Jimmy Soblotne officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at Collins Funeral Home from 4 to 8 pm on Thursday, November 15, and at the church from 12 pm until the time of services on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made out to Coffee Creek Christian Church.


GENERAL MILTON J. EBERLE, 82, Yolo County, Calif., formerly of New Albany, died Monday, November 12, 2012 in New Albany.
He was born on June 5, 1930 in New Albany to the late Leo E. and Mary E. Zimmerman Eberle. He enlisted in the military in 1951 and rose to the rank of Brigadier General in 1976 before retiring. His civilian occupations included business property owner, management investment and insurance counselor, real estate financing and development, and allied financial interests. He was a member of the ARPC Reserve Policy Council, the Reserve Planning Objective Council, the Air Force Association, and the Reserve Officers’ Association.
Survivors include his children: Cherie (Michael) Rita and Milton Eberle, Jr., both of Davis, Calif; his brother: Harold J. (Mary) Eberle of Thousand Oaks, Calif; his sister: Phyllis Eichenberger (Jim) Robinson of Lanesville; his grandchildren: Amanda and Gary Eberle and Thomas J., Victoria M., and Richard M. Brinigar; his great grandson: Gabe Eberle; his sister-in-law: Jane Carol Eberle of Louisville; and many Eichenberger, Eberle, and Watson nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife: Sarah Jane Ramsey Eberle; his daughter: Valerie Brinigar; his sister: Jeanetta M. Watson; and his brother: Dr. David A. Eberle.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Newcomer Funeral Home. Burial took place at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Vintage Fire Museum, 411 East Spring Street, New Albany, IN 47150.


JEROME K. JEFFRIES, 74, Palm Harbor, Fla. died Thursday, November 8, 2012.
He was born on July 17, 1938 in Jamestown, Ind. to Paul and Naomi Jeffries. He spent his career as a pipefitter-welder with Local 157 in Terre Haute.
Survivors include his wife: Jo Ann Jeffries; his brother: James “Jim” Jeffries of Delphi, Ind.; his children: Deborah Mack of Nabb, Michael Jeffries of Dupont, Timothy Jeffries and Patricia (Stephen) Spaulding and Karen (Troy) Roth, all of Scottsburg, and Sheryl Jeffries of New Albany; and 13 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, November 24, 2012 at Mt. Hebron Church in Scottsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made out to Suncoast Hospice Foundation.


STEVEN D. JOHNSON, 76, Salem, died November 15, 2012 at University of Louisville Hospital.
He was born on August 20, 1936 in Campbellsburg to the late Carl M. and Ethel Walton Johnson. He was a retired U.S. Navy veteran who served during the Korean War. He was of Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife: Jean Cole Johnson of Salem; his daughters: Joni Renee Walter and Cheryl Dee Garman, both of Portland Ore., and April Noel Cullins of Salem; his brothers: Brad Johnson of Canton, Ind., and Carl Johnson of Campbellsburg; his sisters: Rita Yeamans of Idaho, Jessie Clayton of Salem, Della Smith of Columbus, and Donna Smith of Campbellsburg; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son: Troy Duane Johnson; his brothers: Art and Buck Johnson; and his sister: Belinda Brough.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home. Cremation will follow.
Visitation will take place from 10 am until the time of services on Saturday.
A memorial service will be held at the Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Madison at a later date.


IDA FLORENCE ROTH, 96, Scottsburg, died Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Hampton Oaks Health Campus.
She was born on March 6, 1916 in Salem to the late Jason and Helen Hilt McKinney. She was a homemaker and a member of the Scottsburg United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her son: Larry M. (Karen B.) Roth of Scottsburg; her sister: Glenn Floyd of Salem; her grandchildren: Troy (Karen A.) and Karla Roth, both of Scottsburg, and Mariann (Larry)Rogers of Lexington; her great-grandchildren: Korbin Roth, Jamie Allen, Shelly Proctor and Kayla Jeffries; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Ernest M. Roth.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Scottsburg United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the church from 11 am until the time of services on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made out to Scottsburg United Methodist Church c/o Collins Funeral Home.


BILL J. HALL, 79, Scottsburg, died Friday, November 16, 2012 at his residence.
He was born on February 13, 1933 in Whitesburg, Ky. to the late Willie and Annie Stewart Hall. He was a retired printing press operator for the old American Can Company, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a deacon at New Hope Church of God.
Survivors include his wife: Amanda Lee Collins Hall; his sister: Mary Franciso of Madison; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Collins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 pm on Monday, November 19, and from 10 am until the time of services on Tuesday. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of the Crothersville VFW Post #1083 Honor Guard.
Online condolences may be given at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


MARGARET L. CLAPP SCHAUM, 85, Madison, died Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Hickory Creek of Madison.
She was born on June 22, 1927 in Clark County to the late Paul and Laura Clapp. She retired from the Kroger Company after 33 years of service as a head cashier. She had also worked at the Knights of Columbus Lodge for many years and was a member of the Humane Society of America.
Survivors include her daughter: Rebecca (Rick) Burress of Madison; her sons: J. Michael (Barbara) Schaum of Munster, Ind., and Patrick L. (Cheryl) Schaum of Carrollton, Tex.; her brother: Paul (Bonnie) Clapp of Lexington; her sister: Connie Carver of Lexington; her sisters-in-law: Jessie Hill of Seymour and June Schaum of Florence, Ky.; her grandchildren: Jason Michael, Adam Michael, Margaret Arlene, Megan Anne, and Lindsay Suzanne Schaum; her step-grandson: Kyle Burress; her great-grandsons: Bryce Michael, Nathan Michael and Nolan Michael Schaum; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband: James F. Schaum; and her brothers: Melvin and Russell Clapp.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Madison. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, also in Madison.
Visitation will take place at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre from 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday, November 20, and from 9 until 10:30 am on Wednesday. The Rosary will be prayed at the funeral home at 7 pm on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter, Prince of Peace Catholic Church or Friends of Shawn and Pope John.


DONALD G. “DON” BENTLEY, 70, Madison, died Friday, November 16, 2012 at his home.
He was born on September 7, 1942 in Madison to C. Risk and Opal L. Anderson Bentley. He was employed for 30 years as a machinist with Cummins Engine Company, working at the Seymour and Holset Madison plants. He had worked earlier in life with his father at L.P. Cavett Construction Company in Seymour. He was a member of Rivervalley Community Church in Madison.
Survivors include his wife: Connie L. Ferris Bentley of Madison; his sons: Donald A. (Wendy) Bentley of Madison, James D. (Melissa) and Gregory A. (Jessica) Bentley of Hanover; his brother: David R. (Alice) Bentley of Little Mountain, S.C.; his sister: Carol Ann Barr of Versailles; his uncle: Roy T. Bentley of Madison; his aunt: Mary Ruth Combs (Charles) Waltz of Columbus; his grandchildren: Donald A., Jr., Darin C., Corey L. , Colin C. Bentley; Amber F. Smith, Camden Bentley, Calyb Bentley; Andrew Haltom, Brandon and Stephanie Goldsmith; his great-grandchildren: Zoey Leigh Bentley, Jace Maddox Bowman, Jessilynn Goldsmith and Gabrielle Lynn McCoy; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his daughter: Tina Lee Bentley; and his brother: Charles James Bentley.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at North Madison Christian Church. Burial will follow at Hebron Cemetery near Madison.
Visitation will take place at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre from 5 to 8 pm on Monday, November 19, and at the church from 12 pm until the time of services on Tuesday.
The family requests memorial contributions be made out to the Rivervalley Community Church Building Fund.


WADE FOREST MCKINLEY, 45, Campbellsburg, died Saturday, November 17, 2012.
He was born on August 1, 1967 in Jeffersonville to Joseph and Anna Noland McKinley. He was the owner of McKinley Logging Company in Campbellsburg.
Survivors include his wife: Holly JoAnn Wiley McKinley; his son: Maxwell Jacob McKinley of Campbellsburg; his mother of Paoli; his sisters: April Cornett of Sevierville, Tenn. and Amanda McKinley of Indianapolis; his step-sister: Terri Jacobs of Salem; and his step-brother: Chris Barrett of Salem. He was preceded in death by his father; his brother: Donnie McKinley; and his step-father: Donald Barrett.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Dawalt Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Old Rush Creek Cemetery in Salem.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Monday, November 19, and from 9 am until the time of services on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Old Rush Creek Cemetery Association c/o Dawalt Funeral Home.


RALEIGH G. ROBERTS, 69, Underwood, died Sunday, November 18, 2012.
He was born on June 4, 1943 in Norton, Va. to the late Lloyd and Florence Brown Roberts. He was a retired laborer and mechanic for Blue Lick Backhoe in Henryville and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his lifetime companion: JoAnn Richey of Underwood; his son: Jim Baugh of Sellersburg; his daughter: Ebony (Kevin) Reul of Scottsburg; his brothers: Arnold and Gary Roberts, both of Underwood; his sisters: Thelma Hall and Refa Jo Rose, both of Underwood, and Ada Goode of Lexington; and his grandchildren: Christopher, Brandon, Olivia, Reul and Shelby Baugh.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Collins Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Hernyville.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 11 am until the time of services on Wednesday.


ELIZABETH ANN MEECE, 80, Otisco, died Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
She was born on June 16, 1932 in Franklin County, Ky. to George W. and Elaine Webster Reading. She was a retired bus drive for Head Start, worked as Tupperware sales manager, and was a former nurse at Central State Hospital in Kentucky. She was a member of Otisco United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her sons: Kenneth and George Kevin (Angela) Meece, both of Otisco; her daughters: Nancy L.(Woodrow Jamison) Absher of Otisco and Linda S. (Gary) Larson of Memphis; her step-son: William Curtis Meece of Seattle, Wash.; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Gus Wade Meece, Sr; her son: Gus Wade Meece, Jr.; her step-son; Charles A. Meece; her sister: Hallie J. Keith; and her brothers: Howard and Alvin Reading.
Funeral services will be held at 12 pm on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Grayson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Bethany Cemetery in Louisville.
Visitation will at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday, November 20, and from 9 am until the time of services on Wednesday.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


BETTY "BERNIECE" FARRIS, 83,  of Zionsville, died Monday,  November 19, 2012  in Zionsville Meadows   Zionsville.
She was born  April 10, 1929 in Jackson County, IN, and was the daughter of the late Ed  Walker  and Vesta  (Deputy) Walker.
She was retired from  U.S. Shoe in Crothersville, Indiana.   She was a member of Austin Christian Church  in Austin, Indiana  and a  member of Rebekah Lodge #333 in Austin.
Survivors include her daughters, Cara Belinda Austin and Betty Lou (Wesley) Swisher, Granger; sisters, Marie Hall, Whiteland, Ind., Ilene Hickerson, Crothersville, Ind., Jean (Raymond) Moore, Scottsburg, Ind.
She is also survived by four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services were Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Home  with Rev. Dave Huey officiating.
Burial followed in the Austin Cemetery  Austin.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


THOMAS LEE WYCOFF, SR., 80 of Underwood, died on Sunday,  November 18, 2012 at Veterans Administration Hospital in Louisville.
He was born March 20, 1932 in Underwood, Indiana, the son of the late Paul and Ruby  (Mackinson) Wycoff and was married on Oct. 14, 1964 to Mary K. (Mack) Wycoff,  who survives.  Tom was a former welder for Jeff Boat in Jeffersonville, Indiana and also worked delivering propane for M.C. Sales in Louisville.  He was a member of the Underwood Baptist Church and a U.S Army Veteran of the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by three sons, Richard an Roy Cable and Mark Wycoff; a daughter, Cathy Cable Robak and several other family members.  Survivors include his wife, Mary K. Wycoff; seven sons, Harold Cable of Corydon, Indiana, Colonel Cable of Waynesville, Missouri, Jack Wycoff of Hanover, Indiana, Greg Wycoff of Maysville, Oklahoma, Jerry Cable of Henryville, Indiana, Danny Cable of Underwood, Indiana and Thomas L. Wycoff, Jr., of Underwood, Indiana;  eight daughters, Joan Temple of Frankfort, Kentucky, Nadine Miller of Scottsburg, Indiana, Lois Stone of Gracey, Kentucky, Madonna Broadus of Underwood, Indiana, Tammy Sampson, Rita Scull, April Campbell and Debbie Luann Wycoff all of Scottsburg, Indiana; a brother, Emmett Wycoff of Henryville, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Underwood Baptist Church with Rev. Bart Smith and Rev. Jerry Begley officiating.  Visitation will be after 9 am Wednesday at Underwood Baptist Church. Interment will be in Sodom Cemetery in Underwood.
Online condolences:www,collinsfuneralhome.net


DAVID WAYNE SHIRLEY, 54, of Austin, died Monday, November 19, 2012 at his residence.
Born June 18, 1958 in Seymour he was the son of Jean (Spurgeon) and the late Chester Donald Shirley. He was a self employed mechanic and a truck driver.  He loved riding his Harley Davidson, drag racing his Nova and playing bass guitar in his band.
He is survived by his daughter Nikki Jo Shirley, his mother, his grandson Brantley Douglas Fink, brothers Mark Anthony (Crystal) Shirley, Don Shirley, sister Barbara Overshiner and several nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his father, one niece and one nephew.
Funeral services were held at Voss Chapel on Wednesday, November 21 with Rev. Kevin Lewis officiating.
Burial followed at Reddington Cemetery with a Voss Dove release.
Memorials may be written to the American Cancer Society.
A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home Website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.


 

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