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Obituaries November 28, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 27 November 2012 00:00

KATIE RAE O’KELLEY, 37
ROBERT R. HISER, 51
STEPHEN JAMES PRATER, 65
CLARENCE “JOHN” FREELS, 85
THOMAS LEE WYCOFF, SR., 80
RALEIGH G. ROBERTS, 69
REV. DON DARRELL HAUG, 74
BRIAN LEE HENDRICH, 47
OREN F. BROWN, 96
WANDA BYERLY, 70
JAMES C. JONES, 69
RUBY MAE DEAN, 89
MEGAN LAWRENCE, 26
JEFFREY B. MORGAN, 50
ROSEMARY DABNEY, 75
TERRY MAXINE BARNES, 56
CECIL WAYNE MALLORY, 64
ROBIN HOUSTON ERWIN, 54
KENNETH GLENN DEVER, 85
MARY BRAY, 94
VIRGINIA D. HORNSBY, 88
JUNE HURST LYNCH, 82
GWEN DALE ROOP, 61
DONALD GENE BARRETT, 64
FRED STALKER BYERS, 67
CAROL S. UNSER, 53
BETTY CRAWFORD, 64
BETTY H. NEWPORT, 95
ARTHUR RHOTEN, 77
RONALD SANDBACH, 75

 

KATIE RAE O’KELLEY, 37, died on Monday, November 19, 2012.
She was born on March 1, 1975 in Asheville, NC to Gary R. O’Kelley and the late Patricia G. (Jones) O’Kelley. She was a graduate of Indiana University Southeast School of Business. Katie was the former owner of The Wireless Connection and never met a stranger.
She was also preceded in death by her grandmother, Kathlyn O’Kelley.
Along with her father, she is survived by her “bonus mom,” Brenda O’Kelley; son, Cade Odell O’Kelley-Ruckman; brother, Sean Patrick O’Kelley (Tanya); grandmother, Loraine Jones; nieces, Haley O’Kelley and Bethany Martinez; and great-niece, Bella Moore.
Her Funeral Service took place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at the funeral home with entombment to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
Her Visitation will be from 3 to 8 PM, Friday, November 23, 2012 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany).
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


ROBERT R. HISER, 51, Salem died Saturday, November 17 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born February 27, 1961 in Salem the son of Luther Ray Hiser Sr. and Pansy Sailers.  He was a former auto mechanic.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1996 and his mother in 2004.
He is survived by three brothers:  Anthony Sailers, Christopher and Michael Hiser.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.


STEPHEN JAMES PRATER, 65, Crandall, died Monday, November 19, 2012 at his home in Crandall.
He was born in Louisville, on April 23, 1947. His parents were Charles and Carolyn Prater.
He had been an employee of Tube Turns of Louisville for 26 years, Keller Manufacturing in Corydon for 3 years and then retired from Tyson Foods after 14 years of service. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam era.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Prater of Salem; four sons, Chad Phillips (Beth) of Corydon; Michael Prater of Palmyra; Carl Bookout and James Watson; his aunt, Sally Adams of Crandall; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.
Arrangements are being taken care of by Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon, IN.


CLARENCE “JOHN” FREELS, 85, of Lexington, died on Monday, November 19, 2012 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born on July 23, 1927 to Ernest Walker and Latter Bell (Long) Freels in Anderson County, Tenn. He was an Army Veteran, a retired construction worker for the Laborers International Union of North America Local #795 and enjoyed horse back riding and road trips in his car.
Survivors include his sisters, Teeny Brison of Marysville, and Dorothy French of Fla.; several nieces and nephews including, Donald Freels (Julia) of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11am at the Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington, with burial to follow in the Hibernia Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-8 pm on Friday, and after 9 am on Saturday.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donation to Down syndrome of Louisville.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


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, the son of the late Paul and Ruby  (Mackinson) Wycoff and was married on Oct. 14, 1964 to Mary K. (Mack) Wycoff,  who survives. He was a former welder for Jeff Boat in Jeffersonville, and also worked delivering propane for M.C. Sales in Louisville, Ky.  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, Colonel Cable of Waynesville, Missouri, Jack Wycoff of Hanover, Greg Wycoff of Maysville, Oklahoma, Jerry Cable of Henryville, Danny Cable of Underwood and Thomas L. Wycoff, Jr., of Underwood; eight daughters, Joan Temple of Frankfort, Kentucky, Nadine Miller of Scottsburg, Lois Stone of Gracey, Kentucky, Madonna Broadus of Underwood, Tammy Sampson, Rita Scull, April Campbell and Debbie Luann Wycoff all of Scottsburg; a brother, Emmett Wycoff of Henryville, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service were Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 at Underwood Baptist Church with Rev. Bart Smith and Rev. Jerry Begley officiating.
Interment will be in Sodom Cemetery in Underwood.
Online condolences:www,collinsfuneralhome.net


RALEIGH G. ROBERTS, 69, of Underwood, died Sunday, November 18, 2012.
He was born on June 4, 1943 in Norton, Virginia, the son of the late Lloyd and Florence (Brown) Roberts. He was a retired laborer & 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; a stepson, Jim Baugh of Sellersburg; a stepdaughter, Ebony Reul and her husband Kevin of Scottsburg; two brothers, Arnold and Gary Roberts both of Underwood; three sisters, Thelma Hall and Refa Jo Rose both of Underwood and Ada Goode of Lexington and four grandchildren, Christopher, Brandon and Olivia Reul and Shelby Baugh.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Holt officiating. Interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Henryville.
Online condolences may be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net


REV. DON DARRELL HAUG, 74, died Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Autumn Woods Health Campus in Clarksville.
He was born September 23, 1938 in Jacksonville, Fla. the son of George W. and Vera Tabbert Haug. He was a minister of the gospel for 45 years in the Lutheran Ministry serving the deaf and hearing impaired congregations as well as camp ministry and hospital and chaplaincy. He also volunteered as a chaplain in the Texas Civil Air Patrol.
He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in New Albany
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Goulet-Haug of Canada; four daughters, Sabrina Haug of Lanesville, Spring Harris (Tom) of Floyds Knobs, Lara Lieber (Rob) OF Lanesville, Holly Bernardi (Gary) of Leavenworth and their mother, Donata Haug Owsley of New Albany; six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and one-step-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in New Albany on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at 11 a.m.. Rev. Bruce Kischnick will officiate. Burial will be in Lanesville Protestant Cemetery in Lanesville.
The family suggests memorial gift be made to either Lutheran Bible Translators, Lutheran Hour Ministries or to Lutheran World Relief.


BRIAN LEE HENDRICH, 47, died Friday, November 23, 2012 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
He was born January 14, 1965 in New Albany, the son of Harry Eugene and Thelma Sappenfield Hendrich. He was the store manager for Jacobi Sales in Sellersburg and was a member of the Palmyra Volunteer Fire Dept. for 18 years.
He is survived by his wife, Michele “Mickey” Conway Hendrich of Corydon; one son, Patrick Shawler (Melissa) of Alabaster, Ala., one daughter, Andrea Pate (Jeremy) of Corydon; his mother, Thelma Hendrich of Palmyra; one sister, Donna Siegel (Scott) of Jeffersonville and grandchildren, Nolan and Daniel Shawler and Deegan Pate due in December.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home in Corydon after 9 AM on Wednesday.
Pallbearers will be Pusrod, Jerome, Big Richard, Kyle, Byron, Ricky, Jay, Joshie, Gaylan and Jonna.
Please visit our website at www.gehlbachandroyse.com to leave a condolence message for the family or to sign the online guestbook.


OREN F. BROWN, 96, Salem died Saturday, November 24 at Salem Crossing.
He was born March 6, 1916 in Washington County, the son of Pete and Lula Lockenour Brown. He was a retired shipping clerk for Vulcan-Hart in Louisville, a former employee of the old Cauble Hatchery in Pekin and a farmer. He was a member of Big Springs Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Miller Brown on May 16, 1994. He was also preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Pete, Bob and Arnold Brown, two grandsons, Brian Bagshaw and Todd Porter and a great-granddaughter, Summer Abel.
He is survived by a son, Brent Vaughn Brown of Salem; four daughters, Sharon Watterson of Mitchell, Sandra Kay Bierly of Pekin, Patricia Sue Gilstrap of Salem and Brenda Dawn Bagshaw of Pekin; three brothers, Merle, Elmo and Jesse Brown all of Salem; a sister, Ruth McKinney of Muncie, 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Big Springs Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of service.


WANDA BYERLY, 70, of Pekin, died Saturday, November 24 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born December 20, 1941 the daughter of Abner "Dickie" and Sudie Brigmon Cress. She was a member of Big Springs Church of Christ and a retired employee of the old Imperial Clevite.
She is survived by her daughter, Kim Fleming of Pekin; a sister, Patricia Hopkins of Pekin and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Judith Ann Cress.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.


JAMES C. JONES, 69, of Georgetown, died Friday, November 23, 2012.
He was was born on October 9, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Richmond E. and Josephine T. (Polito) Jones. He worked at Robinson-Nugent, Inc., in New Albany for 25 years in various engineering positions and ultimately became the president and chief executive officer. He was owner and president of Clark’s Snacks in New Albany for the last 20 years with his family working at his side.
He was a long-time member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Bradford.
Married on May 11, 1968, he is survived by his loving wife, Linda Kay (Ems) Jones; children, Jennifer Shelton (Raymond), Kelly Thompson (Michael), Ryan Jones, and Megan Heier (Niles); sisters, Judy Nelson (Phil), Janice Chipps (Geoff), and Joanne Jones; brother, Chris Jones (Ann); grandchildren, Ethan and Anna Shelton, Cole and Finn Thompson, and soon-to-be-born Baby Heier; and many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at St. Michael Catholic Church (11400 Farmers Lane Northeast, Bradford) with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society (701 West Muhammad Boulevard, Louisville, Ky. 40203) or to St. Michael Catholic Church (P. O. Box 22, Bradford, Ind. 47107).
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


RUBY MAE DEAN, 89, Nabb, died Saturday November 24, 2012 at the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, IN.
She was born on September 21, 1923 in Madison to Thomas and Irene Goins Bladen. She was a housewife and a member of the New Hope Community Church.
She was preceded in death by a daughter Freda Perkinson.
She is survived by her husband; Carl L. Dean; sons, Roger Dean (Cheryl) of Versailles, Douglas Dean (Michelle) of Madison; daughter, Judy Palmer (Thomas) of Kent, brothers; Robert Bladen of Milton, Ky., Floyd Bladen of Madison; sisters, Martha Barton of New Washington, Darlene Priddy and Thelma Youngblood both of Madison and eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday Nov. 27, 2012 at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with burial in Antioch Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com


MEGAN LAWRENCE, 26 of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Scottsburg, died on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida.
She was born on June 26, 1986 in Noblesville, the daughter of Ted Lawhorn and Teresa R. (Lawrence) Hughes.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Thomas C. Lawrence and Charles P. Lawhorn.
Survivors include her mother, Teresa R. Hughes and her husband Alan of Oak Harbor, Washington; father, Ted Lawhorn of Noblesville; two sons; four sisters, Courtnee Hughes of Oak Harbor, Washington, Brittany and Sarah Lawhorn both of Noblesville and Paige Lawhorn of Noblesville; two brothers, Jesse and Bret Hughes of Oak Harbor, Washington; grandmothers, Carolyn Lawrence of Kent, Washington and Toni Lawhorn of Noblesville.
Memorial service is Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at Collins Funeral Home with burial to follow in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions: To benefit her sons and can be arranged online at www.gofundme.com or c/o Collins Funeral Home, 465 W. McClain Ave., Scottsburg, Indiana 47170.
Online condolences www.collinsfuneralhome.net


JEFFREY B. MORGAN, 50, Fredericksburg died Thursday, November 22, at Kindred Transitional Care in Sellersburg.
He was born September 24, 1962 in Washington County, the son of James "Bud" and Doris Fleenor Morgan. He was a former employee of Fire King in New Albany and Housewoods Inc. in Salem. He was a member of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.
He is survived by three brothers, Danny, Jimmy and Mike Morgan all of Fredericksburg; two sisters, Gina Baker of Fredericksburg and Kristie Hart of Campbellsburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Kansas Cemetery.


ROSEMARY DABNEY, 75, Jeffersonville, died Friday Nov. 23, 2012 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville.
She was born on October 5, 1937 in Jeffersonville, to Miles R. and Ella E. Coogle Strong.
She was retired from Ford Motor Company and attended Old Salem Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband Keith Dabney, daughter; Kelli Bagby (Craig) of Jeffersonville, son; Cary Smith (Lanae) of Louisville, step-children; Cindi Ramsey (Dave), Laura Lineweber (Mike), Donna Dabney all of Madison and Tony Dabney of Louisville, sister; Virginia Belden of Indianapolis, and 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday November 28, 2012 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 9 a.m. on Wednesday.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


TERRY MAXINE BARNES, 56, Jeffersonville, died Wednesday November 21, 2012 at her home.
She was born on July 2, 1956 to James "Bob" Bonney and Helen (Vest) Coffey in Jeffersonville. She worked as an insurance specialist for Associates in Dermatology in downtown Louisville in the billing department. She previously worked at the Medical Center of Southern Indiana in Charlestown.
She is preceded in death by her father, James "Bob" Bonney, her step-father, Everett L. Coffey, brother, Ronald Vest, and her sister, Ramona Coffey.
Survivors include her husband, James Barnes of Jeffersonville; daughters; Cathy Nolan (Bill) of Louisvile, Amy Barnes (Monica) of Jeffersonville and Martina Morris (Matt) of Jeffersonville; mother; Helen Coffey of Jeffersonville; sister; Marcye Matthews of Louisville; stepbrothers, Wayne Coffey (Janet) of Louisville, Gerald Coffey (Cindy) and Mark Coffey (Mitzi) both of Jeffersonville; granchildren, Jason Nolan, Haili Johnson and Braxtyn Morris.
Funeral services were Monday,. Nov. 26, 2012 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com


CECIL WAYNE MALLORY, 64, Pekin, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Paducah, Ky. He was a retired truck driver, and a member of Faith Harvest Assembly in Greenville.
He is survived by a son, Brian (Tiffany) Mallory; two daughters, Jennie (Mike) Moiser and Andrea (David) Brown; three brothers, Calvin Mallory, Glenn Mallory and Harold Mallory of Paducah; a sister, June Whit, Decatur, Ill. and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Burial followed in Greenville Cemetery.


ROBIN HOUSTON ERWIN, 54, Salem, died Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at the University Of Louisville Hospital.
He was an employee of GKN Powdered Metals in Salem and was a former employee of the old Washington County Emergency Medical Service. He had been a life resident of Washington County and was a 1976 graduate of Eastern High School. He was a Salem Fire Department volunteer firefighter for 22 years and an active member of the 9th Kentucky Calvary - Civil War Reenactment Group. Born August 22, 1958 in Louisville, he was the son of William and Angela (Owens) Erwin.
Survivors include his daughter, Leslie Wren Erwin, Louisville; his mother and stepfather, Angela and Newt Bush, Salem; his brother, Steve Erwin (Joni), Salem; a sister, Rebel Lee McFetridge (Mike), Bealton, Va.; his fiancé, Deborah Kay Seabolt, Salem and two stepdaughters, Jessica Nicole Seabolt and Kaylee Marie Seabolt both of Salem and a half brother, Brent Erwin of Louisville.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Graveside services were Saturday, Nov. 24 at Martinsburg Cemetery with Bro.Robert Holler officiating.
Memorial Contributions: WHAS Crusade For Children P.O. Box 1100 Louisville, Kentucky 40201.


KENNETH GLENN DEVER, 85, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at Veteran's Hospital.
He was born in Lebanon, Ky. and was a retired World War II vet.
He is survived by three sons, Michael of Louisville and Gary and Steve, both of Salem; a daughter, Brenda of Salem and a sister, Gladys of Indianapolis and three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife Tillie Mae, a son, Kenneth, Jr., two brothers and one sisters.
Private graveside services were held in Horners Chapel Cemetery.


MARY BRAY, 94, Henryville, died Nov. 22, 2012 at her home.
She worked at Indiana Army Ammunition Plant. She was a member of the Bluelick Christian Church and Henryville High Class of 1936.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Bray.
Survivors include, a son, Robert (Dorothy) Bray, Henryville; daughter, Judy Fincel, Henryville; step-sons, Claude Kitner, Louisville and Thomas Kitner, Lietchfield, Ky.; a brother, Carl Kitner, Audubon, Ind.; a sister, Ruby Doan, Borden; grandchildren, Robbie, Michael, Robin and Kurtis and four great-grandchildren, Rachael, Allison, Richard and Brittney.
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg. Burial followed at Bowery Cemetery in Memphis.
On-line condolences can be left at www.garrfuneralservices.com.


VIRGINIA D. HORNSBY, 88, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 at Sister Barbara Way in Georgetown.
She was born in Steubenville, Ohio.
She is survived by three sons, Dwight, David and Doug Lewis and one daughter, Denise Smith (Richard) of Palmyra.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at Love Funeral. Burial followed in the Palmyra Cemetery.


JUNE HURST LYNCH, 82, of Deputy, died Thursday, November 22, 2012 at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.
She was born January 7, 1930 in Jackson County, Ky., the daughter of the late, Ed and Sally Brewer Hurst. She was united in marriage on July 20, 1946 in McKee, Kentucky to Dewey Lynch. She was a charter member of the Open Door Baptist Church on October 11, 1987.
She is survived by her sons, Jerry Lynch and his wife, Joann of Deputy, Terry L. Lynch of Deputy; her daughters, Marsha Campbell and her husband, Kenneth of Deputy, Carol Joyce Blasdel and her husband, Keith of Hanover; her sister, Kathleen Cunnigan and her husband, Abel of London, Ky.; her sister-in-law: Ida Mae Flannery of Xenia, Ohio; her grandchildren, Kim, Bev, Susie, Ronnie, Amy, Jennifer June, Erin, Pamela & Constance; her great-grandchildren: Greg, Chris, Chad, Kyle, Hailey, Hannah, Holly, Kelsey, Devon, Bree, Jahlen, Daisy & Addie; several nieces, nephews, cousins & other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed & Sally Brewer Hurst; her husband, Dewey Lynch died, Feb. 2, 1974; her brothers, Dorsey & Farris Hurst; her sister, Eva Wilson & Ida Wilson.
Funeral services were Monday, November 26, 2012 by the Rev. Michael Cammack at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment followed in the Lick Branch Cemetery near Deputy, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lick Branch Cemetery Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.


GWEN DALE ROOP, 61, Madison died Sunday, November 25 at Madison State Hospital.
He was born January 10, 1951 in Wildwood, Florida the son of Claude "Milford" and Norva Sampson Roop.
He is survived by his mother, Norva Roop of Salem, two brothers, Troy Roop of Campbellsburg and Duane Roop of Sahuarita, Arizona, two sisters:  Sheila Bilyeu of Pekin and Vera Crane of Salem.
He was preceded in death by his father, Claude "Milford" Roop.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at 6 p.m. at Weathers Funeral Home.
Cremation will follow.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-6 p.m.


DONALD GENE BARRETT, 64,  of Austin, died Thursday,  November 22, 2012  in Floyd Memorial Hospital, New Albany.
He was born April 30, 1948 in Breathitt County, Ky., the son of the late Edgar  Barrett  and Hazel  (Deaton) Barrett.
Survivors include his sons, David Biesen, Austin, Donnie Combs, Austin and Cody Lee Smith, Austin; daughters, Rebecca Biesen Smith, Austin and Linda Combs, Austin; brother, Danny Barrett, Austin; sisters, Wanda Combs, Lexington, Carolyn Barrett, Austin, Barbara Barrett, Illinois and Kathy Hensley, Scottsburg.
He is also survived by four grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at Pentecostal Workhouse of God  with Rev. Joel Barrett officiating.
Burial followed at Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the family in care of Buchanan Funeral Home.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


FRED STALKER BYERS, 67, of Ormond Beach, Fla. formerly of Charlestown died Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at his home.
He was born June 22, 1945 in Shelbyville, Ky. the son of Ivan and Dorothy Byers. He was a 1963 Charlestown High School Graduate.
Survivors include his daughter, Laurie Horne(Paul), Hendersonville, Tenn.; mother, Dorothy Byers, Charlestown; brother, Ed Byers, Waxhaw, NC; four grandsons, one nephew, two nieces and one great nephew.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown.
Visitation will begin at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday until time of service.
Condolences to the family may be left at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


CAROL S. UNSER, 53, of Scottsburg, died Sunday, November 25, 2012 at The Waters of Scottsburg.
She was born May 27, 1959 in Batesville, the daughter of the late James and Alma (Sutton) Johnson. She was a former nurse's aide.
Survivors include a daughter, Crystal Greene of Kansas City, Missouri; a sister, Brenda Comer of Scottsburg; a  nephew, James Hall of Scottsburg and a longtime companion, Thomas Lowry of Scottsburg.
Cremation was entrusted to Collins Funeral Home and there will be no services or visitation.
Online condolences: www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


BETTY CRAWFORD, 64, New Salisbury, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.
She was born in Corydon.
She is survived by her husband Ernest Crawford and her mother Charlotte (Miller) Hoback of Louisville and three sons, Richard Crawford (Annette), Rodney Crawford and Ryan Crawford; three brothers, five sisters and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Burial will follow in Central Barren Cemetery.
Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday all at the funeral home.


BETTY H. NEWPORT, 95 of Scottsburg, formerly of Haynesville, La., died on Sunday,  November 25, 2012 at Lake Iola Assisted Living for the elderly.
She was born on August 5, 1917 in Hymera, Indiana,  the daughter of the late Frank and Sadie(Gilman) Eppert. She was a homemaker  and a member of the Haynesville United First Methodist Church in Haynesville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oran R. "Curly" Newport; a son, O. Richard Newport and a daughter, Suzanne Newport.
Survivors include two granddaughters, Kimberly A. Collins (Kevin) of Scottsburg and Debora S. Ramsey of Underwood; a sister, Patsy Sickmeier of Greenwood, Ind., seven great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be private and interment will be in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Hymera.
Online condolences:www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


ARTHUR RHOTEN, 77, of Scottsburg, died Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
He was born on May 4, 1935 in Duffield, Va., the son of the late Emery and Eliza (Early) Rhoten. He was a member of Vienna Baptist Church in Scottsburg.
Survivors include a brother, Lynn Rhoten of Scottsburg and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Echol and Elmer Rhoten and two sisters, Maude Hughbanks and Thelma F. Hurst.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Collins Funeral Home with Pastor James Donahue officiating.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Collins Funeral Home with cremation to follow.
Burial will be at a later date in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Online condolences: www.collinsfuneralhome.net


RONALD SANDBACH, 75, Memphis, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.
Born Sept. 18, 1937 to Edrie and Elmer Sandbach, he was a lifelong farmer, teacher, and entrepreneur.
In a recent interview with Floyd Memorial Hospital’s Health Scope magazine, he said, “The best I can say is that you get out of life what you put into it.” Whether it was through his family farm, his businesses, racing cars, his relationship with students, or his passion for new experiences, flavors and travel, he always put everything he had – energy, intellect, and enthusiasm – into the effort. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Miami of Ohio, a master’s in Education from Indiana University, and an additional 40 hours in computer science education from Northwest Missouri State. He loved music and played several instruments. While teaching in Hamilton, Ohio, he sang with the Cincinnati Orchestra.
With an insatiable desire to learn and a gift for teaching, he was the first middle school teacher in Indiana certified to teach computer science. He retired from Scottsburg Middle School in 1999. He and Lynne loved their winters in Arizona and Florida and giving their grandchildren guided tours in their Tracker. Even after beginning dialysis in 2009, he took advantage of and relished every minute of his “days off” to work and travel.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lynne Horton Sandbach; his children, Porsche Sandbach, Buddy Sandbach and Patty Avery and her husband, Dennis; his grandchildren, Aimee Sandbach, Sean White, David White, Aretha White and Bethany Schklar; and great-grandson, Austin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and by his daughter, Dida.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 29, at E.M. Coots’ Sons Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, with entombment in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and after 11 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
The family wishes to express its thanks to his cardiologist, Dr. Srini Manchi, the team at DaVita Dialysis, and the Wound Care Center team at Floyd Memorial Hospital whose efforts allowed him to walk again in the last three months of his life.
Memorial donations may be made to support the work of preserving natural Hoosier lands through The Nature Conservancy, 620 E. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN, 46202.


 

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